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                     Program of Studies
                     For High School Students
                     2010-11
    superintendent               Dear Parents and Students:

                                 It is my pleasure to welcome all new students to our high
                                 school program. Our school system is proud of the various
                                 curriculum opportunities afforded students, and we encour-
                                 age you to take full advantage of these opportunities during
                                 your high school years. The expectation is that all students
                                 fulfill their potential by participating in rigorous courses, devel-
                                 oping higher level thinking skills, and exploring career choic-
                                 es. It is the goal of Union County Public Schools that these
                                 expectations will establish the preparation necessary to meet
                                 requirements in order for students to experience success and
                                 to meet global standards of competition beyond high school.

                                 Please review all course information carefully. There have
                                 been significant changes in the state graduation requirements
                                 over the past few years. It is important that each student
                                 is aware of the requirement associated with their graduat-
                                 ing class. Students should collaborate first with parents, and
                                 then with teachers and counselors when making the course
                                 selections that best meet their present needs and future op-
                                 tions. I encourage you to use the four-year planner found in
                                 the appendices of this document to ensure that you are on
                                 course for promotion and graduation.

                                 Utilize the Program of Studies to take advantage of the chal-
                                 lenging offerings available in the Union County High Schools
                                 in addition to online and distance learning opportunities. Each
                                 student is challenged to become a responsible, academically
                                 proficient, informed citizen. It is a goal of the Union County
                                 Public Schools to promote life-long learners and productive
                                 individuals in a constantly changing world. I wish for you a
                                 great school year and a beneficial high school career. Your
                                 future begins here.

                                 Sincerely,

                                 Ed Davis
                                 Superintendent




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Parental Involvement                                                         4
Union County High Schools                                                    6
High School Course of Study Defined                                          7
Graduation Requirements                                                     13
Academic Course Information                                                 17
General Student Information                                                 26
Course Listings and Descriptions                                            32
English                                                                     33
Health and Physical Education                                               36
Mathematics                                                                 38
Science                                                                     43
Social Studies                                                              46
World Languages                                                             50
Arts Education                                                              54
Career and Technical Education                                              59
Individual Academics                                                        76
JROTC                                                                       77
Miscellaneous                                                               81
Occupational Course of Study                                                84
Specialized Programs                                                        87
Academies of Forest Hills - Middle College and STEM                         87
Career Academy of South Providence                                          94
Central Academy of Technology and Arts                                      95
International Baccalaureate of Marvin Ridge High                           106
Monroe High ACE Academy                                                    109
Union County Early College                                                 114



APPENDICES
Grievance Procedure                                                 Appendix I
University of North Carolina – Admissions Requirements             Appendix II
South Piedmont Community College                                   Appendix III
Union County Public Schools – Four Year Academic Plan              Appendix IV



OPEN ENROLLMENT
Union County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic
origin, age, disability or gender. Male and female students may enroll in any course regardless of
tradition in the respective area of training or employment.

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    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
    The Board recognizes the critical role of parents in the education of their children. Parents are encouraged to
    become familiar with programs designed by schools for parental involvement and to actively participate. Each
    school will develop a parental involvement plan, which includes, at a minimum, the Board directives below. This
    policy applies to the parents, legal guardians, and legal custodians of students who are under the age of 18
    and are not married.
    Annual Notification
    Each school must notify parents each year of the following:
       • Parental rights related to student records
       • Grading practices to be followed at the school and, in high schools, the methods for computing the grade
         point average that will be used for determining class rank
       • A description of the curriculum being offered
       • Code of student conduct and school rules on conduct
       • Any student performance standards of the Board and school district
       • Grievance procedure
    Opportunities to Withhold Consent
    As part of the annual notification process, parents will be notified that consent may be withheld for the
    following:
       • The release of student directory information about his/her child to outside organizations
         including military recruiters and institutions of higher learning.
       • A student’s participation in curriculum related to:
            • prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS,
            • the avoidance of out-of-wedlock pregnancy,
            • abstinence until marriage, or
            • abstinence-based sex education.
       • A student’s use of guidance programs for individual counseling, small group counseling related to
       addressing specific problems, or referral to community resources on issues of a private nature, as well
       as information on where to obtain contraceptives or abortion referral services. Neither parental
       notification nor parental permission is required for large group sessions, initial consultations intended to
       identify the student’s needs or counseling where child abuse or neglect is suspected.


       • Activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for
       the purpose of marketing or for selling that information, or otherwise providing that information to others
       for that purpose. Furthermore, parents, upon request, may inspect any instrument used in the collection of
       such information before the instrument is administered or distributed to students.


       • The administration of any third party (non-Department of Education funded) survey containing one or
       more of the eight items described in Student Records policy 4-14. Any non-emergency, invasive physical
       examination or screening that is:
            • Required as a condition of attendance
            • Administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and not necessary to protect the
            immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.




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Parents will receive general notification on a yearly basis about routine screenings and notification on a case
by case basis as needed. In addition, parents may inspect, upon request, any instructional material used as
part of the educational curriculum for students by contacting the school principal. Furthermore, parents may
opt for alternative assignments for their child(ren) (see policy 5-1).
Parental Permission Required
A parent wishing to withhold consent must do so in writing after receiving notice. Otherwise, consent to
the programs or activities is presumed. After the annual notification, the school is not required to provide
further notice to the parent as to the manner in which student directory information is used, the curriculum is
provided, or the guidance programs are made available.
Written parental permission is required prior to the following activities:
   • Medicines administered to students by employees of the school district
   • Any release of student records that are not considered directory information unless the release is
     allowed or required by law
   • Providing treatment through the school district health services
   • Field trips off campus


Stay Informed
The Union County Public Schools website is designed to keep parents informed. For general information such
as parent resources, lunch menus, calendars and school closings log on to: www.ucps.k12.nc.us
Click on Secondary Education for information pertaining to high school students such as Driver’s Education
questions, graduation requirements, SAT and college information.




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    high schools
                                                                                     Union County Early College
    Central Academy of Technology and Arts   Parkwood High School
                                                                                     High School
    “Leading the Way”                        “Learners Today…Leaders Tomorrow!”
                                                                                     Ms. Victoria McGovern, Principal
    Mr. Rodney Miller, Principal             Ms. Jan Hollis, Principal
                                                                                     4209-A Old Charlotte Highway
    600 Brewer Drive                         3220 Parkwood School Road
                                                                                     Monroe, NC 28110
    Monroe, NC 28112-6110                    Monroe, NC 28112
                                                                                     704-290-1565
    704-296-3088                             704-764-2900
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    cata.ucps.k12.nc.us                      pwhs.ucps.k12.nc.us


                                                                                     Wolfe School
                                                                                     Ms. Mary Jo Breckenridge, Principal
                                                                                     722 Brewer Drive
    Cuthbertson High School                  Piedmont High School                    Monroe, NC 28112
    “Connecting our Students to the World”   “Piedmont Academics                     704-290-1568
    Mr. Rob Jackson, Principal               Character Excellence”                   wolfe.ucps.k12.nc.us
    1400 Cuthbertson Road                    Mr. Jonathan Bowers Principal
    Waxhaw, NC 28173                         3006 Sikes Mill Road
    704-296-0105                             Monroe, NC 28110
    chs.ucps.k12.nc.us                       704-753-2810
                                             pmhs.ucps.k12.nc.us
                                                                                     Weddington High School
                                                                                     “Empowering Students to Reach
                                                                                     Their Full Potential”
    Forest Hills High School                                                         Mr. Brad Breedlove, Principal
                                             Porter Ridge High School
    “We Expect Success”                                                              4901 Monroe-Weddington Road
                                             “Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships”
    Ms. Wanda Little, Principal                                                      Matthews, NC 28104
                                             Mr. Sam Basden, Principal
    100 Forest Hills School Road S.                                                  704-708-5530
                                             2839 Ridge Road
    Marshville, NC 28103                                                             wdhs.ucps.k12.nc.us
                                             Indian Trail, NC 28079
    704-233-4001
                                             704-292-7662
    fhhs.ucps.k12.nc.us
                                             prhs.ucps.k12.nc.us




    Marvin Ridge High School
    “Passport to the World”
    Mr. Bill Cook, Principal                 South Providence School
    2825 Crane Road                          “Rising from Adversity to Strength”
    Waxhaw, NC 28173                         Mr. Barry Ross, Principal
    704-290-1520                             500 South Providence Street
    mrhs.ucps.k12.nc.us                      Waxhaw, NC 28173
                                             704-290-1580
                                             sps.ucps.k12.nc.us




    Monroe High School
    “Aspiring to Greater Heights”
    Dr. Doreen Dotalo, Principal             Sun Valley High School
    1 High School Drive                      “Celebrate Success”
    Monroe, NC 28112                         Janice Burns, Principal
    704-296-3130                             5211 Old Charlotte Highway
    mhs.ucps.k12.nc.us                       Monroe, NC 28110
                                             704-296-3020
                                             svhs.ucps.k12.nc.us


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high school course of study
Future Ready Core Curriculum
Career Prep
College Tech Prep
College/University Prep
Occupational Prep

There have been significant changes in the high school course of study and graduation requirements. The new
requirements are assigned by the year a student enters the ninth grade for the first time. It is imperative that
parents and students know and understand the graduation requirements associated with that class of students.
Every North Carolina high school student must:
   • meet the course and credit requirements based on when they entered high school as a ninth grader for
     the first time (see course/credit requirements on page 9);
   • earn passing scores on five essential end-of-course tests: Algebra I, Biology, Civics and Economics,
     English I and U.S. History (for students who entered ninth grade in 2006-07 or later);
   • meet any local graduation requirements.


New for students entering the ninth grade during the 2009-10 school year and beyond
Future-Ready Core Curriculum Beginning with the entering 9th graders in 2009-10, students will be placed in
the Future-Ready Core as a default option. The new graduation requirements include an increase in the level of
math proficiency and an increase in the number of required units. At the request of a parent and with counseling
provided by the school, a student will be able to opt-out of the third and fourth courses (Algebra II and a higher
level math) and substitute two other application based math courses. All students in this curriculum are required
to complete four math courses. See page 69 in the mathematics sections for more details.
Occupational Prep is one of four courses of study a student with disabilities may complete to graduate with a
high school diploma in North Carolina. The Occupational Course of Study is intended to meet the needs of a
small group of students with disabilities who require a greatly modified curriculum that focuses on post-school
employment and independent living.
For students entering the ninth grade during the 2008-09 school year and any prior years
Career Prep is a course of study designed for students who plan to enter the work force immediately after high
school graduation. This curriculum will provide students with the basic requirements for a high school diploma
and the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a chosen career field through elective courses they
choose. This program will prepare students to meet job market expectations or to pursue a certificate and/or
a two–year degree at the community college level. Please note that the level of mathematics required for this
course of study may limit opportunities for students to participate in some two-year programs and does not meet
the UNC 4-year college requirement for admission. Counselors are available to assist students in selecting
appropriate electives for specific career fields.
College Tech Prep is a course of study designed to address the needs of students whose career choice will
include the need for a more technologically advanced background. Through a blending of higher level academics
and technical courses, College Tech Prep prepares students for the courses required of a two-year technical
degree or a four-year university program (when Algebra II and Geometry are included in the math sequence).
Participation in the College Tech Prep Course of Study will enable students to effectively participate in an
international economy as world-class workers and citizens. Due to the global nature of our economy at least two
units of credit in a foreign language are recommended.



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    College/University Prep is a course of study designed to address the needs of students who seek admission to a
    four-year college or university. Students should enroll in academically challenging courses in which they are able
    to succeed, and should complete two or more units in the same foreign language (some colleges strongly suggest
    four years). Electives may be selected based upon student interest.




         HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

         From the time you enter kindergarten, you’re getting ready for high school graduation.
         To make sure you are on track, remember that every high school student must meet the Courses and
         Credit, End-of-Course Tests, and Local requirements. To see your Course Requirements, look in the
         colored blocks for the section that matches when you entered ninth grade for the first time. Your course
         requirements are listed there.
         Your school guidance counselor is available to answer questions you may have about what you need to
         reach your goal of high school graduation.
            • Course and Credit Requirements – Listed in the chart below and organized according to
              the year a student first entered high school.
            • End-of-Course Test Requirements – Earn passing scores on the five essential end-of-
              course tests: Algebra I, Biology, Civics and Economics, English I, and U.S. History (for
              students who entered ninth grade in 2006-07 or later).
            • Local Requirements – Meet any additional requirements adopted by your local board of
              education.




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                                                                                         Available for             For Ninth
                                                                                         Ninth Graders              Graders
   For Ninth Graders Entering Between                                                       2000 – >
                                                                                                                  Entering in
                                                                                                                    2009-10
              2000 – 2008-09                                                                                       and Later


CONTENT AREA     CAREER PREP               COLLEGE                COLLEGE/             OCCUPATIONAL                FUTURE-
                   Course of              TECH PREP*             UNIVERSITY             Course of Study          READY CORE
                     Study                 Course of                PREP                 Requirements
                  Requirements               Study                 Course of             (Selected IEP
                                          Requirements              Study              students excluded
                                                                 Requirements              from EOC
                                                               (UNC 4-yr college)       Proficiency Level
                                                                                         requirements)



   English          4 Credits               4 Credits               4 Credits              4 Credits                4 Credits
                    I, II, III, IV          I, II, III, IV          I, II, III, IV        Occupational              I, II, III, IV
                                                                                          English I, II,
                                                                                             III, IV


 Mathematics          3 Credits               3 Credits*              4 Credits            3 Credits                  4 Credits
                  Including Algebra           Algebra I,        Algebra I, Algebra       Occupational                (Algebra I,
                 I This requirement     Geometry, Algebra       II, Geometry, and      Mathematics I, II, III        Geometry,
                   can be met with        II, OR Algebra I,     higher level math
                                                                                                                   Algebra II) OR
               Integrated Math I & II   Technical Math I &    course with Algebra II
                when accompanied         II, OR Integrated     as PREREQUISITE
                                                                                                                 (Integrated Math
                  with the Algebra I     Mathematics I, II,        OR Integrated                                       I, II, III)
                         EOC.                    & III          Mathematics I, II,                               4th Math Course
                                                                  III, and a credit                             to be aligned with
                                                                beyond Integrated                               the student’s post
                                                                  Mathematics III                               high school plans


                                                                                                                  At the request
                                                                                                                 of a parent and
                                                                                                                 counseling from
                                                                                                                   the school, a
                                                                                                                  student will be
                                                                                                                    able to take
                                                                                                                  an alternative
                                                                                                                 sequence which
                                                                                                                  would include
                                                                                                                  Algebra I and
                                                                                                                   Geometry or
                                                                                                                     Integrated
                                                                                                                   Math I and II
                                                                                                                  and two other
                                                                                                                application-based
                                                                                                                  mathcourses.



   Science          3 Credits               3 Credits              3 Credits                2 Credits              3 Credits
                    A Physical              A Physical             A Physical          Life Skills Science         A Physical
                 Science course,         Science course,        Science course,                I, II            Science course,
                  Biology, Earth/         Biology, Earth/        Biology, Earth/
                                                                                                                 Biology, Earth/
                  Environmental           Environmental          Environmental
                     Science                 Science                Science
                                                                                                                 Environmental
                                                                                                                    Science


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     Social Studies     3 Credits          3 Credits          3 Credits             2 Credits        3 Credits
                        Civics and         Civics and         Civics and         Social Studies      Civics and
                      Economics, US      Economics, US      Economics, US       I (Government/     Economics, US
                      History, World     History, World     History, World         US History)     History, World
                        History****        History****        History****      Social Studies II     History****
                                                                               (Self-Advocacy/
                                                              (2 courses
                                                                               Problem Solving)
                                                             to meet UNC
                                                               minimum
                                                               admission
                                                             requirements
                                                            -US History & 1
                                                                elective)


         World         Not required      Not required*         2 Credits        Not required        Not required
       Language                                               in the same                          for graduation.
                                                                language                             Required to
                                                                                                      meet MAR
                                                                                                      (minimum
                                                                                                      application
                                                                                                    requirements)
                                                                                                       for UNC.

       Computer         No specific        No specific        No specific         Computer           No specific
         Skills       course required.   course required.   course required.    proficiency as         course
                                                                               specified in IEP       required.

      Health and         1 Credit           1 Credit           1 Credit           1 Credit            1 Credit
       Physical       Health/Physical    Health/Physical    Health/Physical    Health/Physical     Health/Physical
      Education         Education          Education          Education          Education           Education




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   Electives      2 Elective Credits   2 Elective Credits   3 Elective Credits      Occupational            6 Credits
    or other       and other credits    and other credits    and other credits       Preparation:           required
requirements***   designated by LEA      designated by      designated by LEA           6 Credits          2 Elective
                                              LEA                                    Occupational        credits of any
                                                                                   Preparation I, II,     combination
                                                                                   III, IV** Elective     from either:
                                                                                 credits/ completion      – Career and
                                                                                  of IEP objectives/        Technical
                                                                                   Career Portfolio     Education (CTE)
                                                                                         required       – Arts Education
                                                                                                            – Second
                                                                                                           Languages


                                                                                                            4 Elective
                                                                                                        credits strongly
                                                                                                         recommended
                                                                                                          (four course
                                                                                                         concentration)
                                                                                                        from one of the
                                                                                                            following:
                                                                                                          – Career and
                                                                                                             Technical
                                                                                                        Education (CTE)
                                                                                                              – ROTC
                                                                                                        – Arts Education
                                                                                                           (e.g. dance,
                                                                                                          music, theater
                                                                                                            arts, visual
                                                                                                        arts) – Any other
                                                                                                        subject area (e.g.
                                                                                                          Mathematics,
                                                                                                         Science, Social
                                                                                                        Studies, English)
   Career              4 Credits           4 Credits           Not required         4 Credits
  Technical            in Career/        Select courses                          Career/Technical
                        Technical        appropriate for                            Education
                    Select courses     career pathway to                            electives
                    appropriate for    include a second
                  career pathway to     level (advanced)
                  include a second           course.
                   level (advanced)
                      course; OR
    JROTC             4 Credits
                      in JROTC




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       Arts Education           4 Credits
       (Dance, Music,           in an Arts
        Theatre Arts,           Discipline
         Visual Arts)        Select courses
                             appropriate for
                            an arts education
                           pathway to include
                              an advanced
                                 course.
                            Recommended:           Recommended:            Recommended:            Recommended:
                                at least one       at least one credit     at least one credit     at least one credit
                             credit in an arts    in an arts discipline   in an arts discipline   in an arts discipline
                             discipline and/or    and/or requirement      and/or requirement      and/or requirement
                              requirement by        by local decision       by local decision       by local decision
                            local decision (for
                           students not taking
                            an arts education
                                 pathway)
            Total             20 Credits              20 Credits              20 Credits              22 Credits           21 Credits
                             plus any local          plus any local          plus any local          plus any local       plus any local
                             requirements            requirements            requirements            requirements         requirements


     *A student pursuing a College Tech Prep course of study may also meet the requirements for a College/University course of
     study by completing 2 credits in the same second language and one additional unit in mathematics.
     **Completion of 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based training, and 360 hours of paid
     employment.
     *** Examples of electives include JROTC and other courses that are of interest to the student.

     ****Effective with ninth graders of 2003-2004, World History must be taken to meet the requirements of World Studies.




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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS




 Total Units Required for Graduation: Maximum Potential Minus Four
 The total number of units required for high school graduation depends upon the total number of units for which
 a student could possibly register. The total number of units for which a student could register is referred to as
 the student’s “Maximum Potential”. The total number of units required for graduation is equal to the student’s
 maximum potential minus four. On the block schedule, a student can take eight units per year or a total of 32
 units in four years. The maximum potential of 32 units minus four units equals a graduation requirement of 28
 units. Students who attend South Providence need to consult a counselor to determine if their requirements
 differ based on the number of courses they are able to take. A student who has been on a block schedule
 for fewer than four years or who transfers to a school with a different maximum potential is still subject to the
 maximum potential minus four formula.


 New High School Exit Standards – State Requirements
 Students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2006-07 and beyond will be required to meet the new High
 School Exit Standards. The new standards consist of an EOC testing component.
 EOC Test Requirements
 Students will be required to pass (Level III or IV) five EOC exams. Students will be given a maximum of one
 retest opportunity. The EOC exams are:
    • Algebra I
    • Biology
    • English I
    • Civics & Economics
    • U.S. History




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     Courses for Credit
        • A credit course, one for which credit toward high school graduation is awarded and which qualifies as
          part of the instructional day:
        • Must consist of a minimum of 135 clock hours of instruction in a block schedule;
        • Must follow content guidelines in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, locally developed
          curriculum guides, or Advanced Placement syllabi in which high school students are enrolled; and
        • Must be directed by a teacher.
        • Courses taken for high school graduation requirements at community colleges and private or public
          colleges/universities are exempt from the 135 instructional hours with the exception of the following
          courses required for high school graduation which must be taken at the high school:

              • English I, II, III, IV
              • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and any higher level mathematics course with Algebra II as the
                prerequisite that will be used to fulfill the fourth mathematics requirement
              • Biology, Earth/Environmental Science, and a physical science course that is used to fulfill the third
                science requirement
              • World History, Civics and Economics, US History
              • First credit of a World Language
             •   Second credit of the same World Language
             •   One credit of Health/Physical Education
     A superintendent may grant a waiver to allow students to take the courses listed above at the Public University,
     Community College, and Private College and exempt them from the 135 instructional hour requirement, if these
     courses are not available to the student at his or her local high school. A student taking a high school course at
     the community college that requires an end-of-course test must take the test in order to get credit for the course.


     High School Courses Taken at the Middle School
     The State Board of Education passed a policy that allows middle school students in grade 6-8 to receive
     graduation credit for high school mathematics and world language courses taken in middle school. To receive
     credit, students pass the course and score a Level III on any EOC associated with the course, if applicable. The
     course must conform to the high school course of study and provide 135 hours of instruction. This is effective
     for middle school students starting in the 2007-08 academic year.
     Students transferring to UCPS from an out of state middle school with high school credit listed on their transcript
     will be given credit for the high school courses towards N.C graduation requirements. Only high school credits
     in math or world language that meet the NC State Board Policy will also count towards maximum potential.


     Requirements for a High School Certificate of Achievement/Graduation Certificate
     OCS students who have completed all graduation requirements of the Occupational Course of Study except
     the competitive hours of employment may exit school with a Certificate of Achievement and transcript. Upon
     completion of the competitive hours of employment requirements, the student would then receive a High School
     Diploma.
     Students in the Exceptional Children’s Program as defined by G.S. 115C-109 (excluding academically gifted,
     speech-language impaired, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, and pregnant) who do not meet the
     requirements for a high school diploma will receive a graduation certificate and shall be allowed to participate
     in graduation exercises if they meet the following criteria:


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Successful completion of the required number of course units by general subject area (4 English, 3 Math, 3 Science,
3 Social Studies, 1 Health and Physical Education, and all local electives). It is not required that students pass
specifically designated courses such as Algebra I, Biology, or United States History.
Completion of all (Individual Education Plan) IEP requirements.


Classification/Promotion Standards
A student’s grade classification is determined by his or her English class as well as the number of units earned.
These promotion standards apply to all students and are used in determining athletic eligibility. For example, any
student who has completed the required number of units, including the required English unit for the previous grade
level, may be classified as follows:


    Grade Level                    4 x 4 Block
      Grade 9               Promoted from 8th Grade
      Grade 10              6 units including English I
      Grade 11              13 units including English II
      Grade 12           20 units including English III



Additional standards are:
   • Students who have transferred into UCPS must meet the graduation requirements for Union County and
     North Carolina prior to graduation.
   • Students must successfully complete all graduation requirements prior to the day of graduation to
     participate in graduation exercises.
   • Students who re-enroll in high school after having withdrawn for one or more years must meet the
     graduation requirements of the class with which they expect to graduate.
   • Students who are enrolled in South Providence School or in the Career Academy of South Providence will
     adhere to the following promotion standards:


    Grade Level                    SPS/CASPS
      Grade 9               Promoted from 8th Grade
      Grade 10              5 units including English I
      Grade 11              9 units including English II
      Grade 12           14 units including English III



Fifth Year Seniors and Returning Students
A student who has completed four years of high school, but has not completed the required number of courses for
a certificate or a diploma may return to high school as a full-time student up to the age of twenty-one (21). A fifth
year senior will have the same maximum potential as a fourth year senior taking the normal course load each year.
The principal and Superintendent of Instruction must approve any exceptions. Any student who has received a
certificate may return to high school for a diploma as described above. Students who re-enroll in high school after
having withdrawn for one or more years must meet the graduation requirements for the class in which they expect
to actually graduate. A fifth year senior may take a modified schedule of less than 4 classes.



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     OCS students who have completed all graduation requirements of the Occupational Course of Study except the
     competitive hours of employment may choose not to exit high school and instead return in the Fall to complete the
     competitive hours of employment requirement with the assistance of school personnel.*
     *This option is available to OCS students who have not yet reached their 22nd birthday.


     Early Graduation - At the End of the Junior Year
     Students and parents will meet with the student’s guidance counselor prior to beginning the application process
     for early graduation. Students applying for early graduation will meet the standards required of all high school
     graduates and must follow the guidelines outlined below:
        • The application with parent signature must be filed with the school principal no later than the first 10 days of
          school in their junior year. The application can be downloaded from the UCPS website.
        • The school principal will appoint a standing committee each year to examine all requests for accelerated
          graduation and make a final decision as to the validity of the request.
     Factors to be considered in judging requests include:
        • The stated reason(s) why permission for accelerated graduation is being requested.
        • The recommendation of two of the student’s current or former high school teachers. It is the applicant’s
          responsibility to secure these recommendations.
        • The academic qualifications of the applicant. It is recommended the student have a “B” average. Eighth grade
          test data and high school end-of-course test data must reflect an achievement rate at or above grade level.
     The committee established as stated above shall render its decision on the request no later than 20 days after the
     submission date. If denied, the committee will justify the decision in writing to the parent or guardian of the student,
     with a copy to the school principal. In the event of a negative ruling, the parties making the request will have the
     right to appeal the decision by first meeting with the high school principal and then by submitting an appeal in writing
     to the Superintendent for Instruction.The written appeal to the Superintendent for Instruction must be made within
     ten school days of the committee’s decision.


     Mid-Year Graduation for Seniors
     Students may be eligible to complete graduation requirements by the end of the first term of the senior year under
     the following conditions:
        • Student must complete an application by the first 10 days of their senior year.
        • Student must have a clear academic plan.
        • Plan must be reviewed and approved by school administrators.
        • Required credits for graduation will be based on maximum potential for the entire four years minus four.
        • Student will not be eligible to participate in any year-round extracurricular appointments or offices.
        • Student will not be eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities during the second term excluding
          the Senior Prom and Graduation.
        • Diploma will be awarded in June.
        • Any exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the counselor, principal,
          and superintendent or designee.
     Applications are available online or through guidance department.




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ACADEMIC COURSE INFORMATION
High School End of Course Tests – Local Standards
The End-Of-Course (EOC) test results will count as 25 percent of a student’s final grade. According to state
testing guidelines, students may not withdraw from a course that has an End-of-Course (EOC) test after
the first 10 days of instruction. Students enrolled in the EOC courses of Geometry, Algebra II and Physical
Science must score at least a 70 on the state’s adjusted score and meet all other course requirements
(attendance, written work, test scores, homework, etc.) in order to receive credit for the course. A student
who fails to score at least a 70 on the state EOC test may receive credit for the course if:


The student chooses to retake the test before the end of the year and scores 70 or higher. (Explanation: If the
student’s final average (including the EOC score) is a D and the student chooses to re-take the EOC exam
within 6 weeks of the end of the semester and scores a 70 or higher, the student can be given credit for the
course. The recorded grade shall be the original final average.)
The teacher and principal determine through documentation that the student is on grade level and is receiving
a final grade of A, B, or C in the course. (Explanation: If the student’s final average [including the failed EOC
score] is an A, B, or C, the teacher and the principal can determine through documentation that the student has
met all other course requirements and the student can be given credit for the course. The recorded grade for
the course shall be the original final average.)
The student attempts remediation through OdysseyWare or tutoring, retakes the test, and scores 70 or higher.
The student retakes the course and receives a passing grade from the teacher both the first and second time,
exclusive of the EOC score. (Explanation: If the student retakes the course and receives a passing grade from
the teacher (based on the average of the three six-weeks marking periods and exclusive of the EOC score) both
the first and second time, the student may be given credit for the course. The recorded grade shall be the last
grade earned.)


High School End of Course Test – State Requirements
Beginning the school year of 2006-07, students entering the ninth grade for the first time will be required to meet
new exit standards. These students will be required to perform at Achievement Level III (with one standard error
of measurement) or above on five end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The five required EOC assessments are
Algebra I, Biology, English I, Civics & Economics, and U.S. History.


Students who do not make a Level III or IV will be given the opportunity to re-take the EOC test a maximum of
one time following focused remediation. If a Level III or IV is not achieved after one re-testing opportunity, the
student’s performance would be reviewed by a school based committee to determine if the exit standard has
been met.


Effective December 2009, students who score a Level III or IV on an End-of-Course Test and/or its alternate
assessments, but fail to earn credit for the course, will have the option to retake the test at the conclusion
of the course if the student/parent requests the opportunity. This options is available to provide students an
opportunity to demonstrate the new knowledge and skills learned. This affects only students who previously
FAILED a course AND scored Level III or IV on the test.


Incoming freshman will be required to meet both state and local requirements.


Academic Difficulty of Courses
Courses are taught at different levels of academic difficulty. Specific recommendations are made by subject


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     area teachers for students prior to registration each spring. A waiver form is available for students who wish
     to enroll in a higher level course than recommended; please consider carefully the use of academic difficulty
     waivers.
     Level 1: Individual Academics (based upon a student’s Individual Educational Plan) – NCS COS with extensions
     Level 2: Basic classes – Curriculum for basic classes follows a modified NCSCOS
     Level 3: College Prep – Course content, pace, and academic rigor follows standards specified by the North
              Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) with content enrichment where appropriate.
     Level 4: Honors - Course content, pace, and academic rigor place high expectations on the
              student and surpass standards specified by the NCSCOS. These courses demand
              greater independence and responsibility than Level 3 courses. This level or higher
              is suggested for competitive college admission.
     Level 5: Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate – Course content, pace, and
              academic rigor are college-level as adopted by the College Board and International
              Baccalaureate Organization and prepare students to take the AP/IB examinations
              which may lead to college credit.
     Weighting of Grades and Class Rank
     A system of weighting courses will be used when determining class rank. This system indicates the degree of
     difficulty of the courses. Points are not calculated for Level I courses. A student’s rank in class will be calculated
     with the NCWISE computer system using grade point averages based on a 4.0 weighted scale as follows:


           Grade             Numerical Value          Level 2          Level 3            Level 4              Level 5
             A                   93-100                   4                4                 5                    6
             B                    85-92                   3                3                 4                    5
             C                    77-84                   2                2                 3                    4
             D                    70-76                   1                1                 2                    3
                                 0-69
             F             No credit awarded              0                0                 0                    0


     Please note that final marks of WF (withdrew failing) and FF (failed because of absence) will be computed in the
     grade point average and the student ranking process as a course attempted and failed. The following marks will
     not be computed in the grade point average and the student ranking process:


      WP         Withdrew Passing
      P          In a Pass/Fail Course
      F          In a Pass/Fail Course
      AUD        Audited Course
      NC         No Credit

     Suggested Courses for AIG Students
     It is recommended that academically talented students take level four courses (honors) throughout their freshman
     and sophomore years and begin taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses their junior year. Because of the national
     testing associated with AP courses, strong grades and AP exam scores can improve students’ standing as it relates
     to college admissions. Students may want to consider beginning their freshman year in high school by taking

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honors courses in order to have time for AP courses while in high school. Students are encouraged to take four
courses of a world language.
Honors Courses
The NC Department of Public Instruction requires all school systems to provide documentation on the rigor of their
honors level courses. UCPS has developed extensive guidelines which include course pacing, enrichment topics
and higher levels of assessment in order to meet the state requirement. Students enrolling in an Honors Level
course must understand and be prepared to meet these academics standards.
Advanced Placement Courses
AP courses are college level courses that follow curricula determined by The College Board. Course content,
pace, and academic rigor are geared to prepare students to take the AP test. Over 1,200 colleges and
universities in the nation offer college credit to students who score at certain levels on the individual AP
examinations. Students enrolling in AP courses should be prepared to devote adequate time to college-
level homework, reading, and independent study. Most AP courses are taught year-long with honors
credit awarded the first semester and AP credit awarded the second semester. Because AP courses carry
2 extra quality points, students are expected to take the AP exam for each course in which they are enrolled.

Fee waivers are available from The College Board for students who demonstrate a financial need. The AP exams
are given at each high school in the spring semester for courses taught at the specific school. In order to receive
full AP credit for the course, students are expected to register for and take the AP exam for the enrolled course.
If the cost of the AP exam creates a financial hardship, the principal should be contacted.
UNC Requirements
The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university composed of 16 public senior institutions of higher
learning. Each campus is unique in its program offerings, admission requirements, student body make-up, campus
life, and historical background. A wide variety of information on the UNC System can be found at www.northcarolina.
unc.edu. This site also includes links to each of the 16 universities. Minimum requirements for undergraduate
admission can be found in Appendix II of this document. Another useful website for college information is www.cfnc.
org.
Private Colleges/Universities
Requirements for private colleges vary considerably. A student considering a private college should work closely
with his or her counselor.


Academic Recognition
Academic recognition is given to students with outstanding school records.
Honor Rolls – listings published each six weeks in local newspapers
Honor Society – organization for students meeting certain achievement, leadership, and character standards
Junior Class Marshals – participate in graduation activities
Five percent of the junior class or a minimum of ten students will be selected to serve as marshals (whichever
number is greater). Those students selected will be chosen from those having the highest grade point average.
For example, class rank will be determined using the 4.0 quality point weighted scale and marshals will be those
students with the highest grade point average. This will be calculated at the end of the fifth grading period. In the
case of a tie for the last marshal, all students involved in the tie will be selected.
Rank in Class – used for college transcripts, scholarship applications, and determining junior class marshals
Grade Point Average – determined by procedures required by the NC State Board of Education; used for college
transcripts and for calculating rank in class, eligibility for high school athletics, junior class marshals, etc.



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     Academic Letter Guidelines
     Students who meet the following qualifications will be awarded a letter equal to those given for outstanding athletic
     performance, except that these letters will be embossed with a gold-colored lamp of learning. Letters will be awarded
     to all qualified students at the conclusion of each academic semester. The letters will be purchased and paid for by
     Central Office funds approved by the Board of Education. Students who meet the qualifications more than once will
     be awarded a gold bar to pin on the letter for each semester during which they meet the qualifications. Students who
     are awarded these letters will be given the opportunity to purchase jackets and sweaters on which to wear the letters.


     Requirements for earning an Academic Letter:
        •   The student must be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
        •   The student must have an overall semester average of 93, computed by averaging the grades received in
            all courses in which the student is enrolled.
        •   The student may earn no semester grade less than “88” to be considered for the award.
        •   In determining overall average and minimum grade requirements for students taking AP courses, eight (8)
            points should be added to the numerical grade received for the semester for each AP course.


     Graduation Honors
     The following honors designations will be used for graduating seniors, in lieu of valedictorian and salutatorian.
     Note: The remainder of the top 10% of graduates, if not accounted for in the categories below, may be designated
     as “honor graduates.”


      Weighted GPA                      Designation
      4.57 or higher                    summa cum laude
      4.14 to 4.56                      magna cum laude
      3.71 to 4.13                      cum laude
      4.12 or below                     No designation


     UCPS Global Scholars Program

     Service Learning Project with a Global Theme

     Students should submit a proposal to their school’s Graduation/Scholarship Committee outlining their plans for
     completing a Service Learning Project that will allow them to contribute to the local, national, or world community.
     The project must have a Global theme. Once approved, students must complete the Service Learning Project and
     present a written artifact (e.g. project, portfolio, presentation) to the committee.




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      Students must complete all requirements for a NC high school diploma and complete all of the program
                requirements listed below or complete the International Baccalaureate Program.

   Credits                                                   Program Area

      1                                              Earth/Environmental Science

      4                                  Social Studies (World History, Global Awareness)

      2                                              World Language Levels 1-2*

      6                      Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses
                    (Examples of electives include AP World History, AP World Geography, AP Gov & Politics
                     Comparative, AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP World
                     Languages, AP Human Geography, AP Computer Science, Leadership, IB - Information
                  Technology in a Global Society 12, IB - Information Technology in a Global Society 22, GPS &
                                                       GIS Technologies,
                  Travel and Tourism Marketing, History of Math and Science, 20th Century America, Classical
                 Mythology, Remember the Holocaust, Computer Programming 1, Art 3, Biotech & AgriScience
                     Research 1, Biotech & AgriScience Research 2, Environmental and Nat. Resources 1,
                Environmental and Nat. Resources 2, Business & Electronic Comm., Networking 11, eCommerce
                                                       1, eCommerce 2,
                 Biomedical Technology, Computer Applications 2, Computer Programming 2, JROTC 2B Global
                 Studies of Europe, Middle East and South Asia3, JROTC 2C Global Studies of East Asia, Africa
                    and Latin America3 , Nautical Sciences4, world languages levels 3-6, and all International
                                                     Baccalaureate courses,


*=Required Courses
1 = CATA only 2= MRHS only 3 = MHS, PKHS, PMHS, PRHS 4= Forest Hills/SV

Global Scholars Recipients will be identified by:
   *Seal affixed to Diploma
   *Recognition during Commencement
	
North Carolina Academic Scholars Program
The following revised plan is effective for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in or after the 2003-2004
school year. Students who complete the State Board of Education requirements for a well-balanced, challenging
high school program will be named North Carolina Academic Scholars and receive special recognition. Most students
should begin planning for the program as they enter the ninth grade to insure they get the most flexibility in their
courses. The students who qualify for this special recognition:
   • Will receive a seal of recognition attached to their diplomas.
   • May receive special recognition at graduation exercises and other community events.
   • May be considered for scholarships from the local and state business/industrial community.
   • May use this special recognition in applying to post-secondary institutions. (Candidates are identified by the
     end of grade 11 and their candidacy can be included in application forms and/or transcripts sent to these
     institutions.)


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     North Carolina Academic Scholars Program Requirements


       Students must have an overall four-year un-weighted grade point average of 3.5, complete all requirements for
                  a NC high school diploma and complete all of the program requirements listed below.

       Credits                                                   Program Area

          4                                         English Language Arts I, II, III, and IV

          4                 Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level math course with
                        Algebra II as a prerequisite or Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a higher level math with
                                                  Integrated Mathematics as prerequisite)
          3          Science (A Physics or Chemistry course, Biology, and an Earth/Environmental Science Course)

          3                         Social Studies (World History, Civics/Economics, and U.S. History)

          1                                                     Healthful Living

          1                                            Career and Technical Education

          1                              Arts Education (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Arts)

          5                       Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses

     High school math and world language courses taken in the middle school count towards the requirements may vary.
     All courses taken by N.C. Academic Scholars Program participants must be Academic Level 3 or above (preferably
     Level 4 or above). Students participating in the Scholars Program may not enroll in any of the classes
     required for this program on a pass-fail basis.

     It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the correct courses are taken in order to be eligible for the North
     Carolina Scholars Program. Students should let their guidance counselor know if they plan to pursue this award.

     Commercial Recognition Programs

     In accordance with the following statement issued by a National Association of Secondary Schools Principals’
     Committee, commercial recognition programs are not promoted or sanctioned by the school system.

        The Committee does not list organizations or programs that claim to honor outstanding students through publication
        of student names in volumes usually titled “Who’s Who,” “Outstanding,” “Distinguished,” etc., and that derive
        their revenue from the sale of these publications to students. The Committee views any recognition accorded
        to students through mere inclusion in such a publication as of little or no tangible value. Furthermore, such
        recognition is unlikely to provide any future educational or personal benefit to students. The selection criteria used
        by most commercial recognition programs are often ambiguous and flimsy. Even when stated the organization is
        unlikely to be able to verify that students actually measure up to the selection criteria, since nominations ordinarily
        come from a number of sources. These may include staff members associated with a school or individuals in the
        community at large. Most of the organizations sponsoring these programs and known to the Committee are profit
        motivated and are not related to educational, philanthropic, or professional associations. The organizations often
        solicit students and their families to purchase the publication or some other type of “award.”




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Some universities and colleges do use recognition in commercial programs as one of the criteria for determining
student admission status. Therefore, students who receive such nominations are encouraged to consult their school
guidance counselor or principal in order to determine the source of the nomination and its relative value.


Non-Traditional Instructional Settings

UCPS students can take courses through a variety of non-traditional settings. A non-traditional setting is defined as
instruction outside the face to face traditional setting of a high school classroom. ALL requests for course completion
through a non-traditional setting require prior approval from the school principal and/or central office.

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) offers students Accelerated Program (AP) and college level courses.
These classes are rigorous and require good time management and self motivation. It is suggested that students are
limited to two advanced courses through alternative setting per semester, but may request additional courses.

Correspondence Classes

With counselor and principal prior approval, students may take correspondence courses for elective credit only. In the
absence of a Standard Course of Study curriculum, the course must be designed such that a typical student would
take 135 hours to complete. The student is responsible for any cost incurred in taking a correspondence course.

Summer School Classes

Summer classes are offered at the Union County Public Schools for exit standard courses only, if there is sufficient
student enrollment. Remediation and preparation for an EOC re-test is the focus of these classes and tuition is
not charged. High school students who have failed to successfully complete the number of units in core courses
(English, Math, Science, Social Studies) required for promotion to the next grade level or for graduation are eligible
for summer school at their home school using OdysseyWare for recovery credit only. The exact courses to be taught
will depend upon student need and available computer access. Contact the guidance counselor at the school for
more information.

Independent Study

A student may request permission to take a course on an independent study basis if all possible means of registering
for the course at the regular high school has been exhausted. Only courses that have been included in the Program
of Studies may be considered for independent study. The proposed course must meet state Basic Education
Plan guidelines for course content, provide 135 clock hours of instruction, and must be under the direction of an
appropriately certified teacher. The independent study must take place during one of the four daily instructional
periods. All requests for independent study must be approved by the school principal and the Superintendent for
Instruction and must be made within the first 10 school days of each semester. AP Courses may not be taken as
independent study.

Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment Guidelines

Students 16 years or older may request permission to enroll in a course at a post-secondary institution as long as he/
she remains on the high school campus for at least half of the school day. Concurrent courses may include courses
not in the Union County High Schools’ Program of Studies and/or courses failed by the student during the regular
school year. All students must have prior approval from their counselor, principal, and superintendent or designee
to be eligible. Students wishing to pursue dual enrollment must be capable of completing college level course work.

The student is responsible for his/her own transportation and books, and must adhere to all course requirements and
examinations required by the instructor or institution. If the student is enrolled in South Piedmont Community College
the tuition is waived for courses which are covered under the Cooperative Program Agreement between the UCPS


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     and the Board of Trustees of South Piedmont Community College. Students can contact their school counselor for
     more information

     Huskins Classes

     Some of the high schools are offering college courses as a part of their regular school day. Students will register for
     these courses as they register for their other high school classes. The purchase of the textbooks for the classes will
     be furnished by the school or school system. Students meet the same requirements as for concurrent enrollment.
     Enrollees must be capable of completing college level course work.

     High School Credit for Concurrent Enrollment and/or Huskins Classes

     Students must choose if they want the credit for concurrent enrollment courses and/or Huskins courses on their high
     school transcript during registration time. Students may have up to four Carnegie Units of elective credit from college
     courses added to their high school transcript to count toward graduation requirements. Three hours of college credit
     will translate into one Carnegie Unit. Some of the courses offered are college transfer courses which will transfer to
     any university in the UNC System. Some courses will require a student to pass an entrance test prior to enrollment.
     Check with the community college about the specific courses that will transfer and the number of courses any
     individual student may transfer. Students are encouraged to work closely with their high school counselor as well to
     ensure that appropriate courses are taken.

     NC High School to Community College Articulation Agreement

     Articulation is a systematic, seamless student transition from secondary to post-secondary education that maximizes
     use of resources and minimizes content duplication. The components of the agreement are (1) to identify and align
     courses articulated now and in the future, and (2) to award college credit for identified high school courses based
     on transcript information and official standardized IMS post-assessment scores. Criteria to award college credit for
     identified high school courses are (A) a grade of B or higher in the course, and (B) a raw score of 80 or higher on the
     standardized IMS post assessment.

     Online/Distance Coursework

     If a student enrolls in an online course as one of the four instruction blocks, the student will complete the course in a
     computer lab at the school site. Students will not be given early release to work on an online course at home. The
     only exceptions will involve homebound services and students participating in the ALTS program.

     Specific course offerings from the online and distance learning programs are constantly evolving. For the most
     current course offerings and updates regarding online and distance learning programming in Union County Public
     Schools please visit the Online/Distance Learning website http://seced.ucps.k12.nc.us/distance/.

     OdysseyWare

     OdysseyWare is an Internet-based distance learning program in which students may complete coursework in most
     of the core areas outside of regular classroom settings. The courses are aligned with the North Carolina Standard
     Course of Study and are self-paced. Students are typically expected to carry a full course load in addition to any
     OdysseyWare course taken. Weekly monitoring of student progress by a designated school employee is a vital
     element of this program. Students participating in OdysseyWare courses will be expected to work through the material
     in sequential order unless given permission by a teacher to do otherwise. This online program offers the flexibility for
     students to work at home and school. All tests, quizzes and writing assignments must be completed at school or in
     the presence of a homebound teacher.




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   Eligibility

   Participation in the program will occur with the permission of the building principal. OdysseyWare can be used for
   credit recovery and to earn new credit when traditional face to face instruction is not a viable option.

   End of Course Tests

   If the course being taken has a state-mandated End-of-Course test, the student will be required to take this test
   during the normal testing window. Such tests will count as 25% of the overall grade for courses and will have an
   impact on determining if a student earns credit for a course.

Distance Learning (Interactive Videoconferencing)

Distance learning courses are offered through videoconferencing technology that connects two or more sites with a
video and audio signal. Participants at each site can simultaneously hear and see each other via television monitors.
Videoconferencing offers possibilities for schools to provide an extended variety of courses. Distance learning courses
are taught by Union County Public teachers and provide the level of instruction and competencies as a typical course.

North Carolina Virtual Public School

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction offers online courses through NC Virtual Public Schools. There are
a selected number of AP, Honors, regular level, and credit recovery courses which can be taken online during the
instructional day. Online courses are rigorous academic classes which require good time management skills and
self motivation and students should consider this method of instruction carefully before enrolling. Certain courses
(including EOC) cannot be taken through NCVPS. Students interested in taking an online course should contact the
guidance counselor or the Distance Learning Advisor at the school for a list of available courses.

Learn and Earn Online

North Carolina public high school students can earn college credits through Learn and Earn Online. Learn and earn
is an online dual credit program that awards high school and college credit to students attending public schools in
North Carolina. Union County Public Schools will approve dual credit and cover the cost of textbooks for Learn and
Earn courses taken through South Piedmont Community College only. Courses are college level courses and must
be taken during the instructional day. Students may enroll in Learn and Earn online courses by contacting their
school guidance counselor or the distance learning advisor at the school.

UNCG i-School

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s I-School program offers high school juniors and seniors the
opportunity to earn two years of college/University credit toward a four year degree. The courses are online and
offered as part of the regular instructional school day. Students receive a UNCG transcript and can transfer the credit
hours they earn to the college or university of their choice. Courses are taught by UNCG faculty. There is no charge
for students to participate. Students may enroll in UNC-G iSchool courses by contacting their school guidance
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     GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
     Attendance
     Credit will not be granted for classes when student absences exceed 7 days for a semester course (14 days for a year
     course). The maximum number of absences will include lawful, unlawful and out of school suspension absences. In
     certain cases of extended illness, family death or court appearances, the principal may waive absences and allow a
     student to receive credit.
     College visits – Students are urged to use teacher workdays and other school holidays as an opportunity to visit
     college campuses. In the event a student uses a regular school day as a college visit it will count as a lawful
     (excused) absence. A maximum of three days can be excused to use for college visits and any additional days will
     be considered unlawful.
     Semester Exams – With the exception of mandated end-of-course tests, a student may be exempt from semester
     exams in a class if a student meets the following criteria-
              “A” average and no more than 3 absences.
              “B” average and no more than 2 absences. (Seniors only)
              “C” average and no more than 1 absence. (Seniors only)
     Attendance Recovery – Students who have a chance to pass academically, but are in danger of failing due to
     absences will be the target population for attendance recovery. Schools will have the flexibility to conduct recovery
     opportunities as needed and students should contact the principal for more information.


     Changing Or Dropping Courses
     Students are expected to choose courses carefully at the time of registration to minimize the need to request
     schedule changes. Students may request a schedule change before the start of school or within the first 5 days of
     the semester by completing the appropriate forms available through the guidance office. All schedule changes are
     subject to approval by parents and school staff and are dependent on the rationale for the change and the available
     space in other classes. Teachers and guidance counselors may request a schedule change for a student within the
     first 10 days of a semester. All schedule changes, including work-based learning experiences, made after the
     first 5 days (or 10 days for teacher recommended changes) will be designated as a WP (withdrew passing) or a WF
     (withdrew failing) in the student’s record. A course dropped with a WF will be computed as failing in the grade point
     average and class rank. A course dropped before its completion will receive no credit. The only exception is when
     the principal determines that an emergency situation exists in which case the students may be awarded 1/2 credit.


     Re-taking Courses When Credit Has Been Earned Previously
     Students enrolling in a course, for which they have already received high school credit, will be considered as
     auditing the course. No credit will be earned and the grade received will not be computed in the grade point
     average and the student ranking process. The course will count in the maximum potential calculation for
     graduation purposes. Exceptions (Band, Chorus, Weight-lifting, Cooperative Education, Yearbook etc.) are noted
     in the course description in each approved instance if a course may be taken more than once for credit.


     Minimum Course Requirements
     Students in schools with block scheduling must enroll in four course credits per semester or eight courses per school
     year. The Superintendent or designee must approve any exceptions to these requirements for the individual student.
     In order for a student to be excused from school for employment, he/she must be at least sixteen years old, be
     registered for at least three courses per semester, and meet the criteria as outlined in either one (1) or two (2)
     below. In addition, the Superintendent or designee must approve each individual case.
     The student must be actively enrolled in a Cooperative Work Experience Program and must remain at school until


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a designated time to allow adequate and reasonable travel time to his respective job training station. Second level
Marketing Education students who are juniors or seniors may be permitted to leave after the third instructional
block.
The student must demonstrate a financial hardship. All hardship requests must be submitted to the Superintendent
or designee. The principal will review hardship approvals at the end of each semester in order to assure that
satisfactory employment and grades are maintained by the student. The student may be required to enroll in a full
load of courses if these conditions are not met.


Courses Awarded Pass/Fail Credit
Students will be permitted to enroll in one (1) elective course per school year on a Pass-Fail basis. The course may
be in addition to courses that use only a Pass-Fail grading system. However, the student must decide within the first
two weeks if the course is to be taken on a pass-fail basis. NC Scholars and College Tech Prep Scholars may not
take a required course on pass/fail status.


Auditing Classes
At the time of registration and with a guidance counselor’s approval, students may audit a specific course. The
decision to take a course as an audit must be made within first 10 days of the semester. No credit will be awarded to
a student auditing a course, but the course will count in the maximum potential calculation for graduation purposes.
Students transferring into the school system may audit courses without affecting their maximum potential. Students
enrolling in a course for which they have already received credit will be considered as auditing the course and will
not receive credit. The grade will be reported as an “audit” and will not be computed in the grade point average or
class rank.


Student Assistants
Seniors may apply to serve as assistants to teachers. Each teacher may have a student assistant no more than
one class period per day and each student may serve as an assistant no more than one class period per year. No
academic credit will be awarded and this will count in the maximum potential calculation for graduation purposes.
The principal may assign additional student assistants to the principal’s office and to the guidance department. While
enrolled as a student assistant, failing one class will result in the loss of a driver’s license for the student.


Incomplete Grades
Incomplete grades are assigned at the principal’s discretion when students have not completed all assignments
and/or have an insufficient number of grades to determine a final grade. Students will have until the end of the next
grading period to complete all work. If the work is not completed within the prescribed time, the grade awarded will
not exceed a 65.


Interim Reports
Communication with parents during the grading period in addition to the formal report cards is encouraged for all students
and expected for students not working at a “C” level. Such contact may include one or more of the following: scheduled
parent-teacher conferences; written notes/letters to parents; telephone calls; progress reports; and samples of students’
work. Teachers should maintain a written record of pertinent conferences and other significant communications with
parents. Please contact your individual high school to determine their procedures for home-school communication.




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     Assignment of Home School Credit
     A parent/legal guardian desiring to enroll a student in a Union County School who has previously been enrolled in a
     home school shall provide the following written documentation to the principal of the school in the attendance area
     where the student is domiciled:
        • Attendance record.
        • Immunization record.
        • Results of the most recent nationally standardized test administered by the home school. The test must
          include the subject areas of English grammar, reading, spelling, and mathematics.
        • A description for each course completed while enrolled in the home school.
        • Home school transcript.
     The principal shall use the above information to determine grade placement and which courses taken in the home
     school will fulfill requirements necessary to earn credit for a high school course. To assist the high school principal
     in determining if credit can be awarded for certain courses, he/she may require students to take appropriate end-
     of-course tests. A summary of the basis for the grade placement or course credit should be placed in the student’s
     record.
     Awarding credit at the high school:
        • Must meet same standards other students have to meet.
        • May require EOC or teacher-made test for credit.
        • Level IV credit will not be awarded.
        • Require numerical grades.
        • Award no more than eight units of credit for one year.


     Transfer Credit
     Union County high schools will accept no more than six (6) units of transfer credit for ninth grade courses from a
     junior high school that did not award Carnegie units (regular high school credits) for their courses in grade nine.
     The student’s transcript will be evaluated and units awarded up to six.
     Students transferring courses from grades ten through twelve will receive the units of credit listed on their
     transcript. Transfer credit will be weighted according to what is offered in Union County Public Schools. Guidelines
     are listed below to assist in determining appropriate transfer credit for students.


     Transfer Credit Guidelines
     Transferring from Traditional to Block – At the End of First Semester
     Principal of receiving school may approve 1/2 unit of credit for every 1 unit course passed first semester.
     Record as one of the following:
     Special Interest English (S)                10292B
     Special Topics in Math (S)                  20632B
     Special Interest Science (S)                30802B
     Special Int. Social Studies (S)             40102B
     Health/PE Elective (S)                      90172B
     Exploratory Foreign Language                10912B


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For Arts, Career/Technical, and Miscellaneous electives
Anything not passed as of the end of first semester will receive no credit and no penalty as the student might
have passed by the end of the year on a traditional schedule. Check with school data manager for additional
clarification.
Transferring from Block to Traditional – At the End of First Semester
Block – Record grades as usual and work out a schedule on a case-by-case basis to the best reasonable
advantage of the student with principal approval.
Transferring in the Middle of Either Term with Either Type of Schedule
Handle on a case-by-case basis in the best interest of each student with principal approval. This could range from
audit-only to partial credits, depending on the status of student and courses available.


Guidance and Counseling Services
The guidance program is a service in which all school personnel participate in varying degrees to assist students in
developing effective educational, vocational, and social/personal goals as mature and responsible citizens. Guidance
has been defined as “the effort of the faculty, counselors, and school administration to help students help themselves.”
Guidance provides students and others with opportunities to openly and honestly communicate needs, evaluate self,
receive feedback, explore alternatives, establish values, and make decisions. School counselors are individuals
who should not be expected to act as judges or evaluators. They differ from teachers and administrators as well
as parents in this respect. They are not responsible, as are teachers, for seeing that students meet standards of
achievement in given areas, but they assist in providing growth-producing climates that help all students reach their
potential. Counselors are asked to maintain a confidential relationship with each student and with parents, teachers,
or community resource personnel as they work to enhance the guidance program as an integral part of the total
education program. The counselors will be more useful to students for such help if they get to know their counselor
early in their school career.
The counselor may be contacted in:
   • Seeking information regarding educational or vocational development, offerings and requirements that lead to
     economic independence
   • Exploring individual interests, skills, and needs that contribute to vocational satisfaction
   • Developing personal values, decision-making skills and an appreciation of individual differences


Class Adjustment Procedure
If more students register for a class than can be enrolled due to maximum class size regulations, then a random
method of selection will be used to determine class assignments. In these cases the upperclassmen will be given first
priority, except in cases where specific grades or class levels should be given priority due to the nature of the class.
Class Size
Generally, academic classes may not be taught with fewer than 15 students and career/technical classes may not
be taught with fewer than 12 students. Exceptions may be considered based on the nature or level of the courses,
the total daily contacts for the teacher, and impact on other class sizes. Special permission may be given by the
superintendent or his designee to operate classes with less than the stated minimum. Maximum class sizes are
established by state law and/or state board regulations, however, waivers may be requested and approved to allow
flexibility in class sizes.




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     Athletic Eligibility Requirements
     Students must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to participate in high school athletics:
        • be in attendance at least 85% of the previous semester;
        • meet all Union County high school promotion standards;
        • earn passing grades for at least three course credits per semester with block scheduling.
        • student who is promoted from the eighth grade automatically meets course requirements for the first
          semester of the ninth grade.


     International Exchange Students
     Union County Public Schools encourages global connections through recognized student exchange programs.
     In order to best serve the visiting international student, a high school can accept a maximum of four students.
     Exceptions would occur only under unusual circumstances and with the approval of the principal and superintendent
     or designee. International students attending during their senior year will be allowed to participate in senior activities
     including graduation, but will not receive a NC diploma. The exchange student is eligible to participate in athletics
     provided they meet the eligibility guidelines. They may also participate in Drivers Education but are not eligible to
     receive a NC Driver’s License.


     Driver’s Education
     All classes and in-car instruction are free of charge and are conducted outside of the regular school day.
     Registration and class times are announced through each high school office. The classroom portion of the course
     consists of 30 hours of instruction, the driving portion 6 hours, and 6 hours observing.


     Driver’s Eligibility
     The Driver’s Eligibility Certificate will be issued only if the student has demonstrated adequate progress (passing
     grades of 70% or more of his/her classes) in the prior semester and has not dropped out of school. Adequate
     progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester and end of the school year.
        • What is a Driving Eligibility Certificate?
          A Driving Eligibility Certificate is used to verify that a student is meeting academic and enrollment
          expectations for the state of North Carolina and therefore in combination with the other requirements outlined
          in § 20-11 (d) (1), (2), and (3) may obtain either a limited driver’s learner permit or a provisional (limited or full)
          driver’s license.
        • How long is a Driving Eligibility Certificate valid?
          The Driving Eligibility Certificate is valid for 30 days. § 20-11(n)(3)
        • Who needs a Driving Eligibility Certificate?
          A person under age 18 seeking a driver’s learner permit or provisional driver’s license needs a Driving
          Eligibility Certificate. A person over age 18 may also need a Driving Eligibility Certificate if the Driving
          Eligibility Certificate was revoked prior to age 18 due to disciplinary action during high school or community
          college. § 20-11(n1)


     Why would a Driving Eligibility Certificate be revoked?
     There are three reasons why a Driver Eligibility Certificate could be revoked:




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   • DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL PRIOR TO AGE 18
     As of August 1, 1998 any public, private, federal, home-schooled, or community college student under age
     18 who does not make adequate academic progress or drops out of school will have their driving permit or
     provisional license revoked. (§ 20-11).
     Under the Dropout Prevention Guidelines, a dropout student is one who has withdrawn from school before
     the end of the academic term and whose enrollment in an educational setting cannot be verified for 30 days.
     Parents should be notified in writing that the student’s Driver Eligibility Certificate will be revoked. Parents
     may submit a hardship request to the principal or principal’s designee to maintain the student’s Driving
     Eligibility status.
   • DISCIPLINARY ACTION
     Disciplinary action includes an expulsion, a suspension for more than 10 consecutive days, or an assignment
     to an alternative educational setting for more than 10 consecutive days. (§ 20-11(n1)).
     Under the Lose Control/Lose License guidelines, the Driving Eligibility Certificate is revoked for one year.
     Unlike the Dropout Prevention guidelines that end when a student turns age 18, the revocation of a Driving
     Eligibility Certificate for disciplinary action can extend beyond age 18 if the disciplinary action took place
     during the time the student was age 17.
   • NOT MAKING ADEQUATE ACADEMIC PROGRESS
     At the end of each semester, students not passing 70% of the maximum possible courses are identified.
     Parents are notified that the student is not making adequate academic progress and have the option of
     submitting a hardship request to the principal or principal’s designee to maintain the student’s Driving
     Eligibility status. Once a student’s license is revoked for failure to make adequate academic progress;
     the student’s academic record will be evaluated at the end of the next grading period for possible
     reinstatement of the driving license.


More information on the Driver’s Education program is available at
http://seced.ucps.k12.nc.us/driversed/driversed.htm.
Policy Relative to Pregnant Students
All school personnel and students should be made aware of the policy.
   • Appropriate school personnel should inform the pregnant student that it is her responsibility to go to the
     school counselor and principal and inform him/her on a confidential basis how long she expects to remain in
     school.
   • The student should inform the counselor and/or principal when she expects to return to school after the birth
     of a child.
   • The counselor, principal, and student shall agree upon decisions regarding the pregnant student’s educational
     career.
   • The student is responsible for making up work missed in accordance with the same guidelines prescribed in
     the Administrative Procedures Attendance Policy. Teachers are responsible for withholding grades until this
     has been accomplished.
   • Pregnant students may remain in the regular school setting as long as they are physically able and desire to
     do so.
   • The counselor, principal, nurse and student will make final and detailed decisions regarding possible health
     emergencies which may occur during the school day.
   • It is the responsibility of the principal and the counselor to determine whether other school personnel should
     be informed of the pregnant student’s condition.
   • Pregnant students are encouraged to continue their education through counseling and provision of regular or
     alternative programs as needed. The principal and/or counselor will discuss alternatives with the student.


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     Course Listings and Descriptions
                                 ENGLISH
                                 HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION
                                 MATHEMATICS
                                 SCIENCE
                                 SOCIAL STUDIES
                                 WORLD LANGUAGES
                                 ARTS EDUCATION
                                 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
                                 INDIVIDUAL ACADEMICS
                                 JROTC
                                 MISCELLANEOUS
                                 OCCUPATIONAL COURSE OF STUDY

                                 Specialized Programs
                                 Academies of FHHS – Middle College and STEMS
                                 Career Academy of South Providence
                                 Central Academy of Technology and Arts
                                 International Baccalaureate at Marvin Ridge High
                                 Monroe High ACE Academy
                                 Union County Early College

                                 Students should select courses to be taken carefully. It is
                                 the responsibility of students and parents to make sure they
                                 have the correct number and composition of units needed
                                 to graduate. If unsure, students should contact their guid-
                                 ance counselor for assistance. Forms to help keep track of
                                 courses taken are provided in Appendix IV.

                                 Individual courses are listed under the major headings list-
                                 ed above. Courses are numbered to indicate the course,
                                 the level, and the duration. For example: English I (3) S; 1
                                 credit - NCWISE# 10212, indicates that this is an English
                                 I course that will be taught on college prep level 3, is a
                                 semester in duration and one unit of credit will be awarded
                                 upon successful completion.         Courses that are one se-
                                 mester in duration are designated with an “S” and courses
                                 that are one year in duration are designated with a “Y”.
                                 Most of the courses listed in this program are available at
                                 all of the high schools. Courses must meet the minimum
                                 class size to be offered. Some courses or programs re-
                                 quire specialized facilities or personnel and are available at
                                 certain locations.
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                                                                      ENGLISH
In order to graduate from a Union County high school, a student must earn 4 units of English. These four units
are English I, II, III, & IV. The intent of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for English Language Arts
is to equip students with the level of literacy skills necessary to participate as informed and effective citizens in
a democratic society, to experience success in higher education, to function effectively in the world of work, and
to realize personal fulfillment.


The common goals are to express individual perspectives, analyze information, use argumentation, create
criteria and evaluate, interpret texts (literary and informational), and apply grammar and conventions.
While attention to all aspects of reading development started in the elementary grades is continued during
the secondary grades, the reading content in high school becomes more specific. Students must pass
each level of English before moving to the next. The literature component of each course is as follows:


     English I         Introduction to Literature (a study of genre, literary terms, figures of speech)

    English II                      World Literature (primarily non-American, non-British)

    English III                                       American Literature

    English IV                                          British Literature


English I (2) S                                                English II (2) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10212CB                     Grade: 9       1 Credit – NCWISE # 10222CB                 Grade: 10
English I (3) S
                                                               English II (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10212C
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 10222C
English I –Honors (4) S
                                                               English II – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10215C
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 10225C
Students will engage in meaningful communication
for expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary        Students will read, discuss, and write about both
purposes. Students will participate in conversations           classical and contemporary world literature through
about and written analysis of literary genres, elements,       which students will identify cultural significance. They
and traditions in order to form a firm literary foundation     will examine pieces of world literature in a cultural
for higher level courses. This is a High School Exit           context to appreciate the diversity and complexity of
Standard Course.                                               world issues and to connect global ideas to their own
                                                               experiences.
Modular English I (3) S
                                                               English III (2) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10102C                      Grade: 9
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 10232CB                Grade: 11
This course is designed to better prepare ninth grade
students for English I. The focus of the course is             English III (3) S
grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. The
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 10232C
course is offered first semester to be followed by English
I second semester. Students scoring below a level 4            English III – Honors (4) S
on the 8th grade EOG will benefit from enrolling in this
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 10235C
course.
                                                               Students will analyze United States literature as it
                                                               reflects social perspective and historical significance
                                                               by continuing to use language for expressive,


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     expository, argumentative, and literary purposes.           English Literature and Composition)
     Critical analysis of texts is emphasized through reading,
                                                                 AP English Literature and Composition (5) S
     writing, speaking, listening, and using media.
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10367C                      Grade: 12
     English IV (2) S                                            Advanced Placement Literature and Composition is a
                                                                 college level course. Students will engage in the careful
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10242CB              Grade: 12
                                                                 reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature.
     English IV (3) S                                            Through the close reading of selected texts, students
                                                                 will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10242C
                                                                 language to provide both meaning and pleasure to their
     English IV – Honors (4) S                                   readers. This course is for students who have attained
                                                                 the reading and writing skills generally expected
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10245C
                                                                 in introductory college courses in composition and
     Students will integrate language arts skills gained         literature. Students will be eligible to take the Literature
     throughout their education in order to equip the students   and Composition AP Exam at the end of the senior year.
     to be life-long learners. Students continue to explore
     expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary
     contexts with a focus on British Literature.
                                                                 English Electives
                                                                 English Exit Standard (3) S
     AP English                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CE                   Grade: 9-10
     English III – Honors AP Companion (4) S                     This course is designed to assist students in meeting
                                                                 the English I Exit Standard. The student can take the
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10235CC              Grade: 11-12
                                                                 course first semester as a preparation for the EOC
     PREREQUISITE: English II Honors                             course second semester. The course may also be used
                                                                 after the student completes the EOC course but has not
     (This course will be taken in conjunction with AP
                                                                 met the exit standard. A student may take this course a
     English Language and Composition)
                                                                 maximum of two times for elective credit.


     AP English Language & Composition (5) S
                                                                 Introduction to Shakespeare – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10357C                   Grade: 11
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10275C5                  Grade: 11-12
     Advanced Placement English is college level
                                                                 PREQUISITE: English II
     coursework. Students will become skilled readers of
     prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and     This course is designed to introduce students to the
     rhetorical contexts and skilled writers who compose         works of William Shakespeare, including his plays
     for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their     and sonnets. It is hoped that students’ appreciation of
     reading will make students aware of the interactions        the plays both as texts to be read and performances
     among a writer’s purpose, audience expectations, and        to be enjoyed will increase. Shakespearean plays are
     subjects as well as the way generic conventions and         timeless representations of the conflicts, aspirations and
     the resources of language contribute to effective in        struggles of human beings.
     writing Students will be eligible to take the Language
     and Composition AP Exam at the end of the junior year.
                                                                 Academic Seminar (3) S
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CA                     Grade: 12
     English IV – Honors AP Companion –Honors (4) S
                                                                 Students will have an opportunity to hone resume
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10245CC                  Grade: 12
                                                                 writing, portfolio development and presentation skills.
     PREREQUISITE: English III Honors                            This course directly supports the completion of the
                                                                 NCGP.
     (This course would be taken in conjunction with AP


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Advanced Inquiry and Research (3) S                             The course covers voice projection, articulation and
                                                                control through interpretation of literary pieces, political
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CAR                Grade: 9-12
                                                                speeches and documents, and media excerpts.
This course will provide the basis for research instruction
and could support the NC Graduation Project. Students
may take this course a maximum of two times to assist           Speech and Debate (4) S
in the successful completion of the Graduation Project.
                                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 10185C                 Grade: 10-12
                                                                This course is designed to provide opportunities
Bible as Literature (3) S                                       for development of thinking, writing and speaking
                                                                skills.  The curriculum also addresses reading
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CBL                Grade: 9-12
                                                                comprehension, vocabulary development and effective
The Bible will be studied as literature. Course content         oral communication.
will include selections from both the Old and the New
Testament.
                                                                Journalism (3) S
                                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 10312C                  Grade: 10-12
Classical Mythology (3) S
                                                                PREREQUISITE: Application and Sponsor
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10272CMY                Grade: 10-12
                                                                Approval
PREREQUISITE: English I (Level 3 or 4)
                                                                Course topics include journalistic techniques, styles
This course will promote cultural awareness in classical        of reporting, printing methods, paper layouts, history
mythologies to include ancient civilizations. Students          of newspapers, and studies of outstanding journalists.
will engage in cultural research, creative presentation,        Class is responsible for the publication of the school
and incorporate writing strategies.                             paper. Credit will be given for each semester the student
                                                                is enrolled in the course.

Creative Writing (3) S
                                                                Journalism III – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10252C                    Grade: 9-12
                                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 10325C3                 Grade: 11-12
Emphasis is placed on creative writing for those students
with a desire to refine these skills and work with others       PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous
to improve their creative writing. Students will expand on      journalism course, Application and Sponsor
powers of observation, imagination, and language and            Approval.
will be exposed to various forms of creative writing in the
                                                                Students will be required to publish one article outside
fields of prose, fiction and nonfiction (i.e. poems, fiction,
                                                                the school newspaper and to participate in one writing
drama, etc.).
                                                                contest. In addition, the student will take on a leadership
                                                                role with the newspaper. This course may be taken only
                                                                once for Honors credit.
Technical Writing (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10252CT                Grades 10-12
                                                                Journalism IV – Honors (4) S
Emphasis is placed on both creative and expository
expression. In addition to writing various compositions         1 Credit – NCWISE # 10325C4                 Grade: 11-12
and essays, students will practice technical writing and
                                                                PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous
samples for college and job applications and prepare for
                                                                journalism course.
or remediate for the English II Writing test.
                                                                Students will be required to publish one article outside
                                                                the school newspaper and to participate in one writing
Speech (3) S                                                    contest. In addition, the student will take on a leadership
                                                                role with the newspaper. This course may be taken only
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10142C                  Grade: 9-12
                                                                once for Honors credit.


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     Yearbook (3) S                                                     Yearbook IV – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CYB                Grade: 9-12            1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CY4                 Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: Application and Sponsor Approval                     PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous
                                                                        yearbook course, Application and Sponsor
     This course includes planning and production of the
                                                                        Approval
     school yearbook. Students develop skills in gathering
     information, writing copy and captions, understanding              Students develop advanced computer skills in the
     components of quality photography, copy editing skills,            designing and editing of all spreads and encouraged to
     and techniques of headlines. Credit will be given for              assume a leadership role. Students will be expected to
     each semester the student is enrolled in the course.               attend a publisher-sponsored workshop and participate
                                                                        in a leadership role on the yearbook staff. This course
                                                                        may be taken only once for honors credit.
     Yearbook III – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CY3                Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous
     yearbook course
     Students master advanced layout and design of desktop
     publishing, digital imagery, and photo placement.
     Students will be expected to attend a publisher-
     sponsored workshop and participate in a leadership role
     on the yearbook staff. This course may be taken only
     once for honors credit.


     HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     The Health & Physical Education program promotes behaviors that contribute to a healthful lifestyle and improved
     quality of life for all students. Recent studies in brain research reveal that physical activity promotes higher levels of
     learning by providing oxygen-rich blood needed by the brain. Courses are designed to develop skills and strategies
     in the specific activities; to enhance the student’s appreciation of physical fitness to meet the demands of wholesome
     living; and to give students the opportunity to develop interest and proficiency in activities that have carry-over value
     in recreational activities throughout life. One unit of health & physical education is required of all 9th grade students.
     This will fulfill the one unit of health & PE required for graduation.
     If a student has a physical disability that might restrict regular participation in P.E. activities, it is the responsibility of
     the parent/guardian to have a letter from the student’s physician indicating types of activities in which the student can
     and cannot participate. The P.E. teacher will modify the physical activities indicated by the student’s physician.



     Advanced Physical Education (3) S                                  Fit for Life (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152C                   Grade: 10-12          1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CAR                  Grade: 9-12
     PREREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education                            PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE:
                                                                        Health/Physical Education
     This course is a co-educational elective open to upper
     classmen. It includes daily rigorous physical activity as          This course is designed to instruct and educate students
     well as classroom instruction. A maximum of two units              on lifestyle wellness. Students participate in activities
     of Advanced Physical Education may be used toward                  that improve cardiovascular endurance and strength.
     graduation requirements.                                           The courses prepares students to be able to enroll in
                                                                        a fitness facility and take classes such as aerobics,
                                                                        strength conditioning, kick boxing, boot camp, etc.


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     HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Health/Physical Education (3) S                           Sports Medicine I (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112C                  Grade: 9      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95302C           Grade: 10-12
8929 Health/Physical Education (3) Y                      PREQUISITES:
                                                          Biology and Anatomy/Physiology
1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112B
                                                          recommended
Health/Physical Education is required of all
                                                          The course consists of an in-depth study of the
students in the ninth grade. This course is a
                                                          human anatomy plus first aid, injury prevention,
graduation requirement.
                                                          and injury rehabilitation. The class will consist
(South Providence)                                        of lectures, labs, and on-the-job training with the
                                                          sports teams of the school.

Lifetime Sports (3) S
                                                          Sports Medicine II (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CLS            Grade: 9-12
                                                          1 Credit – NCWISE # 95302C2          Grade: 10-12
PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE:
Health/Physical Education                                 PREREQUISITE:
                                                          Sports Medicine I/Athletic Training
Course is designed to promote participation in
fitness activities that may be appropriate for an         This course is designed for students interested
entire lifetime like running, walking, tennis, or golf.   in pursuing a career in athletic training, physical
                                                          therapy, medical science, nutrition or other related
                                                          fields.
Physical Fitness/Weight Lifting (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CPF            Grade: 9-12
                                                          Team Sports I (3) S
PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE:
                                                          1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CT1          Grade: 9-12
Health/Physical Education
                                                          PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE:
Designed to improve student proficiency in many
                                                          Health/Physical Education
areas of physical fitness. This course may be
taken a maximum of four times during the four             Rules, skills, and sportsmanship are
years of high school.                                     emphasized.


Physical Fitness/Weight Lifting (3) Y                     Speed and Agility (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152BPF            Grade: 9-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CS           Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE:                                 PREREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education
Health/Physical Education
                                                          This course is designed to increase coordination,
Designed to improve student proficiency in many           agility, quickness and endurance through a variety
areas of physical fitness including muscular              of effective training techniques that can show
strength, power, speed endurance (aerobic and             measurable results.
anaerobic), and flexibility. The course may be
taken a maximum of four times during the four
years of high school.
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     MATHEMATICS
     The Future-Ready Core Course of Study requires students to take four units of math. The chart below demonstrates
     some of the sequences of mathematics courses available. Students are reminded that Algebra II is required for
     most college admissions. Students wishing to attend UNC institutions will be required to have a fourth mathematics
     credit beyond Algebra II from the following: Advanced Functions & Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, AP
     Statistics, AP Calculus AB, or AP Calculus BC. It is recommended that all seniors be enrolled in a math course.
     Future Ready Core Course of Study Math Sequence (2009-10 Ninth Grade Students)
     Algebra I*     →    Geometry       →     Algebra II     →     4th Math**
     * The Algebra I credit can be met with by any of the three course sequences:
             1) Algebra I semester course
             2) Fundamentals of Algebra + Algebra IB
             3) Progressive Algebra (Modules I, II and III)


     ** The 4th math requirements can be met by any of the following courses: Advanced Functions and Modeling, Discrete
     Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus
     Exemption from the Future Ready Core Curriculum: Upon request of the parents and with input from the guidance
     counselor, a principal may exempt a student from the Future Ready Core mathematics sequence. The student is
     required to complete Algebra I and Geometry and 2 other application based math courses.


     Advanced Functions & Modeling (3) S                              receive Algebra I credit for graduation. Students must
                                                                      complete two (2) Math courses beyond Algebra I. This
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20252C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                                      is a High School Exit Standard Course.
     PREREQUISITE: Algebra II
     This course provides an in-depth study of modeling
                                                                      Fundamentals of Algebra (3) S
     and applying functions. It reinforces algebraic skills
     through the use of application problems, technology              1 Credit – NCWISE # 20182C               Grade: 9-10
     and mathematical modeling. The use of manipulatives,
                                                                      Fundamentals of Algebra is an introductory course to
     calculators, and application software is expected.
                                                                      Algebra I. Students must enroll in Algebra I-B second
                                                                      semester and score Level III or IV on the Algebra EOC
                                                                      test to receive credit from Algebra I and meet the new
     Algebra I (3) S
                                                                      Exit Standards. This course cannot be used as a math
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20232C                   Grade: 9-12         credit towards graduation but student will receive an
                                                                      elective credit.
     Algebra I continues the study of algebraic concepts
     including operations with real numbers and polynomials,
     relations and functions, creation and application of linear
                                                                      Algebra II (3) S
     functions and relations, and an introduction to nonlinear
     functions. This is a High School Exit Standard Course.           1 Credit – NCWISE # 20242C              Grade: 10-12
                                                                      Algebra II – Honors (4) S
     Algebra I-B (3) S                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 20245C
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20222C                   Grade: 9-12         PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Geometry
     PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Algebra or                         Students who plan educational or technical training
     (Algebra I-A)                                                    beyond the high school level should take Algebra II.
                                                                      It continues students’ study of advanced algebraic
     Algebra I-B covers the second half of Algebra I. Upon
                                                                      concepts including functions, and matrices.
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Applied Geometry (3) S                                      Pre-Calculus -- Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CGE             Grade: 10-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 20705C                 Grade: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Fundamentals of                  PREREQUISITE: Algebra II
Algebra and I-B
                                                            Pre-Calculus should be taken by students who intend
Includes the study of points, parallel lines, triangles,    to continue their study of mathematics and/or science
circles, perimeter, volume, ratios and proportions,         beyond the high school level. It is a PREREQUISITE
constructions, and coordinate geometry. The pace will       for AP Calculus. Course studies provide a complete
be slower than regular Geometry, not include proofs,        study of trigonometry, as well as advanced algebra
and deal with significant, real world application.          topics, analytic geometry, sequences and series, and
                                                            data analysis. Applications and modeling are included
                                                            throughout the course.
Discrete Math (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20502C                Grade: 11-12
                                                            Progressive Algebra I (3) S
Discrete Math – Honors (4) S
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 20212CM2               Grade: 9-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20505C
                                                            This course follows the regular algebra curriculum and
PREREQUISITE: Algebra II                                    is taught on a modular basis. One-third of the course
                                                            is taught each six weeks. A student must average 76.5
Discrete Mathematics introduces students to the
                                                            or higher to advance to the next level. Students who
mathematics of networks, social choice, and decision
                                                            complete all three modules by the end of the semester
making. The course extends students’ application
                                                            receive Algebra I credit.
of matrix arithmetic and probability.     Applications
and modeling are central to this course. The use of
manipulative, calculators, and application software is
                                                            Statistics – Honors (4) S
expected.
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 20665C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus
Geometry (3) S
                                                            This course is an AP companion course designed to be
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20302C                 Grade: 9-12
                                                            paired with AP Statistics in order prepare students for
Geometry – Honors (4) S                                     the Advanced Placement Statistics test. Students will
                                                            explore such themes as probability, exploratory analysis
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20305C
                                                            and statistical inferences.
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Fundamentals of
Algebra and I-B
                                                            Technical Mathematics I (3) S
Geometry continues the study of geometric concepts
building upon middle school topics. Two- and three-         1 Credit – NCWISE # 20152C                 Grade: 10-12
dimensional reasoning skills are emphasized as
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Algebra I-A and I-B
students broaden their use of the coordinate plane to
include transformations of geometric figures.               Technical Mathematics I continues the study of algebra,
                                                            geometry, and probability and statistics, building upon
                                                            middle school and Algebra I topics. Measurement of
Introductory Mathematics (2) S                              two- and three-dimensional figures, special relationships
                                                            in right triangles, and counting algorithms for probability
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20202C                 Grade: 9-12
                                                            are the broad topics to be studied in an application-
Introductory Mathematics provides students a survey of      centered environment.
preparatory topics for high school mathematics, including
the foundations for high school Algebra and Geometry.
Note: This course is specifically recommended for Grade
9 students who have not passed the NC Competency
Requirements.


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     Technical Mathematics II (3) S                                 AP Calculus BC (5) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20172C                  Grade: 10-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 20777C                 Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Technical Mathematics I                          PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus
     Technical Mathematics II continues the study of                This course follows the outline of BC level of AP Calculus.
     advanced algebraic concepts. Students move from an             Students are expected to take the AP Calculus Test.
     inductive approach to deductive methods of proof in
     their study of geometric figures. Emphasis is placed on
                                                                    AP Statistics (5) S
     practical applications modeling.
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 20667C                 Grade: 11-12

     AP Math                                                        PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus
                                                                    This course introduces the major concepts and tools
     Advanced Calculus Topics AB (4) S
                                                                    for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20735CAB                Grade: 11-12       data. Students observe patterns and departures from
                                                                    patterns, produce and confirm models using probability
     PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus
                                                                    and simulation. Students enrolled are expected to take
     This course is an AP companion course to be taken              the AP Exam.
     with AP Calculus AB order to prepare students for the
     AP Calculus test. Students will explore such topics as
     functions, integration, applications of differentiation,       Mathematics Elective
     limits and analytic geometry.
                                                                    Algebra I Exit Standard (3) S
     NOTE: This course does not count as a fourth math
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CE                  Grade: 9-12
     course to enter the university system.
                                                                    This course is designed to assist students in meeting
                                                                    the Algebra I Exit Standard. The student can take the
     AP Calculus AB (5) S                                           course first semester as a preparation for the EOC
                                                                    course second semester. The course may be used
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20767C                  Grade: 11-12
                                                                    after the student completes the EOC course but has not
     PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus                                     met the exit standard. A student may take this course a
                                                                    maximum of two times for elective credit.
     Emphasis of the course is on functions, elements of
     analytic geometry, limits, differentiation of algebraic
     functions, applications of differentiation, integration, and
                                                                    History of Math and Science (3) S
     trigonometric and exponential functions. This course
     follows the outline of AB level of AP Calculus. Students       1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CM                 Grade: 11-12
     enrolled are expected to take the AP Calculus Test.
                                                                    History of Math and Science – Honors (4) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 20635CM
     Advanced Calculus Topics BC (4) S
                                                                    PREREQUISITE: World History and Algebra II
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20735CBC                Grade: 11-12
                                                                    This course is designed to introduce students to the
     PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus                                     development of mathematics and the sciences. It covers
                                                                    three broad time periods: ancient times including the
     This course is an AP companion course to be taken
                                                                    astronomy of the Maya and geometry of the Egyptians;
     with AP Calculus BC order to prepare students for the
                                                                    the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Arabian
     AP Calculus test. Students will explore such topics as
                                                                    influence on European mathematics and the modern
     analysis of graphs, limits, derivatives, series of constants
                                                                    era. Emphasis will be placed on the development of
     and parametric, polar, vector functions. NOTE: This
                                                                    mathematical and scientific thought.
     course does not count as a fourth math course to enter
     the university system.




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Union County Public Schools Secondary Mathematics Program
Future-Ready Core Course of Study Mathematics Graduation Requirements
Four credits in mathematics for every student:
Effective with the Freshman Class of 2009-2010, four Mathematics credits are required for graduation.New
Testing 2010-2011: Math A (after taking the Algebra 1 course) and Math BC (after taking both the Geometry and
Algebra 2 courses)
Grade Level Option #1            Option #2          Option #3        Option #4      Option #5        Option #6
              Algebra 1                                                                              Rarely Used

 6th grade    Middle School                                                                          (See Attached
                                                                                                     Suggested Decision-
                                                                                                     Making Process)
              Geometry           Algebra 1
 7th grade
              Middle School      Middle School
              Algebra 2          Geometry           Algebra 1
 8th grade
              Middle school      Middle School      Middle School
                                                                                    Fundamentals     Fundamentals of
                                                                                    of Algebra       Algebra
 9th grade    Pre-Calculus       Algebra 2          Geometry         Algebra 1
                                                                                    and              and

                                                                                    Algebra 1-B      Algebra 1-B
              AP Calculus or                                                        Applied
                                                                                    Geometry
              AP Statistics or
                                 Pre-Calculus       Algebra 2        Geometry                        Applied Geometry
 10 grade
   th                                                                               and
              Honors Discrete
              Mathematics                                                           Geometry
              AP Calculus or     AP Calculus or

              AP Statistics or   AP Statistics or
 11th grade                                         Pre-Calculus     Algebra 2      Algebra 2        Geometry
              Honors Discrete    Honors Discrete
              Mathematics        Mathematics

                                                    AP Calculus or   Pre-Calculus                    Applied Math 1
              Honors Discrete    AP Calculus or                      or
              Mathematics or                        AP Statistics                                    See “Substitution
                                 AP Statistics or   or               AFM or                          Courses to meet
 12th grade   Com College                                                           AFM
                                 Honors Discrete    Honors           Honors                          Future Ready
              Mathematics
                                 Mathematics        Discrete         Discrete                        Core Mathematics
              Courses
                                                    Mathematics      Mathematics                     Requirements:


Substitution Courses to meet Future Ready Core Mathematics Requirements:
In the rare instance a principal exempts a student from the Future-Ready Core mathematics sequence, except as
limited by N.C.G.S.115C-81(b)1, the student will be required to pass [Algebra I and Geometry] OR [Algebra I and
Algebra II] OR [Integrated Mathematics I and Integrated Mathematics II] plus [Applied Mathematics I and II] OR [2
application-based mathematics courses as determined by the LEA.]
See Attached “Suggested Decision-Making Process for Mathematics Substitution”




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      Two application based mathematics courses as determined by                   Pairs of CTE courses that may substitute as
      LEA (choose at least 2 courses)                                              application based mathematics courses
      Introductory Mathematics (2020)                                              •Computerized Accounting I (6311) and II (6312)
      Foundations of Algebra (2018)                                                • Drafting I (7921) and II (7972 or 7962)
      Foundations of Geometry2                                                     • Biotechnology and Agriscience Research I (6871) and
      Technical Mathematics I (2015) and Technical Mathematics II (2017)           II
      Applied Mathematics I 2,3 and Applied Mathematics II 2,3                     (6872)
                                                                                   • Computer Programming I (6421) and II (6422)
                                                                                   • Principles of Business and Personal Finance
                                                                                   (6200/6600)
                                                                                   and Small Business Entrepreneurship (6235/6615)
                                                                                   • Financial Education (7086) and Small Business
                                                                                   Entrepreneurship (6235/6615) [Note: required
                                                                                   prerequisite for
                                                                                   Small Business Entrepreneurship (6235/6615) is two
                                                                                   technical credits in
                                                                                   the same career pathway.]
                                                                                   • Apparel Development I (7035) and II (7036)
                                                                                   • Housing and Interiors I (7055) and II (7056)
                                                                                   • Principles of Technology I (8011) and II (8012)
                                                                                   • PLTW Intro to Engineering Design (8020) and PLTW
                                                                                   • Principles of Engineering (8021)
                                                                                   • Construction Technology I (7721) and II (7722)
                                                                                   • Electrical Trades I (7741) and II (7742)
                                                                                   • Electronics I (7631) and II (7632)
                                                                                   • Metals Manufacturing I (7641) and II (7642)
                                                                                   • Foods I (7045) and II(7046)
                                                                                   • Culinary Arts I(7121) and II(7122)
      Notes about CTE courses used to meet mathematics requirements—
      1. If the student uses CTE courses to meet mathematics requirements, then the courses also must be counted for credit in
      meeting the completion of a career cluster credit.
      2 .It is important for a student to take both levels in a course sequence for their career development. It would be inappropriate
      to take two Level I CTE courses for the two alternative math credits instead of Levels I and II in a course sequence. This
      sequenced instruction reinforces the mathematics learning.
      3. The teacher must hold the appropriate CTE license and will not be required to obtain a mathematics license.
      Courses that are not accepted by the UNC General Administration for admission to UNC institutions but may be suitable for
      meeting the “4th Math” for high school graduation:
      Mathematic Electives:              CTE Courses that are acceptable substitutions              Community College Mathematics
                                         for the “4th Math”                                         Courses:
      Analytical Geometry (2031)
      Trigonometry (2041                 Computerized Accounting II (6312), [prerequisite 6311]     MAT 140 and MAT 140A (Survey Analytical
      Probability & Statistics (2065)    Drafting II (7972) [prerequisite 7921]                     Geometry of Mathematics)
      Calculus (2073)
                                         AP Computer Science (2508)                                 MAT 141 and MAT 141A (Mathematical
      Special Topics in Math (2063)                                                                 Concepts I)
                                         Principles of Technology I (8011)
                                         Electronics I (7631)                                       MAT 142 and MAT 142A (Mathematical
                                                                                                    Concepts II)
                                         PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (8020)
                                                                                                    MAT 145 and MAT 145A (Analytical Math)
                                         PLTW Principles of Engineering (8021)
                                                                                                    MAT 151 and MAT 151A (Statistics I)
                                         PLTW Digital Electronics (8022)
                                                                                                    MAT 161 and MAT 161A (College Algebra)
                                         PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (8030)
                                         [prerequisite 8020]                                        MAT 162 and MAT 162A (College Trigonometry)
                                         PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (8031)             MAT 167 and MAT 167A (Discrete Mathematics)
                                         prerequisite 8020]                                         MAT 210 and MAT 210A (Logic)
                                         PLTW Biotechnical Engineering (8032) [prerequisite 8020]   MAT 263 and MAT 263A (Brief Calculus)
                                         PLTW Aerospace Engineering (8033) [prerequisite 8020]
                                         PLTW Engineering Design & Development (8040)
                                         [prerequisite 8020]
     *Note: Equivalent IB math courses are acceptable for admissions to UNC institutions.

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                                                                           SCIENCE
Our goal of science education mirrors that outlined in the NC Science Standard Course of Study which is to
ensure that our county produces scientifically literate students. Scientific literacy implies an understanding of the
scientific concepts and processes needed for personal decision-making, participation in civic affairs and economic
productivity. The scientifically literate person has a substantial understanding of scientific concepts and inquiry skills
which enable one to continue to learn and think logically.

Suggested Science Sequence Pathways
Three units of science are required for graduation: a physical science (Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science),
Biology, and Earth/Environmental Science. AP Environmental Science may be taken in lieu of Earth/Environmental
Science to meet graduation requirements. Union County has provided three suggested pathways for parents and
students to use as a guideline in planning an appropriate science sequence based on the student’s interest and
career plans. The Accelerated Pathway is recommended for students planning to major in a science or technical
field at a four year university. The Honors Pathway is for any student planning on attending a four year college in
any field of study. The Regular Pathway is recommended for students seeking job or vocational training or students
not planning on attending a four year college program.

                                                  Accelerated Pathway
              9th                      10th                       11th                               12th
                                                                                                 AP Science
      Biology & Earth/
                                    Chemistry              Physics, AP Science                      and/or
   Environmental Science
                                                                                               Science Elective
                                                    Honors Pathway
              9th                      10th                       11th                               12th
                                                            AP Science or                     Physics and/or
           Biology                  Chemistry        Earth/Environmental Science           AP Science or Science
                                                           and/or Chemistry                      Elective**
                                                   Regular Pathway
              9   th
                                       10   th
                                                                  11th                               12th
    Earth/Environmental
                                     Biology                Physical Science                  Science Elective**
          Science
 ** Science Electives: Forensic Science, Anatomy/Physiology, Physics, Marine Science, Biology II, Chemistry



Biology I (2) S                                                  Chemistry I (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30202CB                  Grade: 9-12         1 Credit – NCWISE # 30502C                 Grade: 10-12
Biology I (3) S                                                  PREREQUISITE: Physical Science
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30202C                                       Chemistry I – Honors (4) S
Biology I – Honors (4) S                                         1 Credit – NCWISE # 30505C
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30205C                                       CO/PREREQUISITE: Student should complete or be
                                                                 currently taking Algebra II – Honors
The curriculum includes inquiry in the following content
areas: the cell, molecular basis of heredity, biological         This laboratory course in inorganic chemistry includes
evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter,                 inquiry into the structure of atoms, structure and
energy, and organization in living systems, and behavior         properties of matter, chemical reactions, conservation of
of organisms. This is a High School Exit Standard                energy and matter and interaction of energy and matter.
Course.


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     Earth/Environmental Science (2) S                           Honors
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30382CB              Grade: 9-12        (AP Companion Course)
     Earth/Environmental Science (3) S                           This course is paired with AP Biology to help students
                                                                 design and carry out laboratory experiments and
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30382C
                                                                 to understand the conceptual framework, factual
     Earth/Environmental Science – Honors (4) S                  knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP
                                                                 Biology Exam.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30385C
     This curriculum focuses on the function of the earth’s
     systems. Emphasis is placed on matter, energy,              AP Biology II (5) S
     crustal dynamics, environmental awareness, materials
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30217C               Grade: 10-12
     availability, and the cycles that circulate energy and
     material through the Earth system.                          PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I
                                                                 Honors
                                                                 The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent
     Physical Science (2) S
                                                                 of a two-semester college introductory biology. The
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30102CB              Grade: 9-12        course concentrates on three general areas: molecules
                                                                 and cells; heredity and evolution; organism and
     Physical Science (3) S
                                                                 population.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30102C
     PREREQUISITE: Completed or taking Algebra I
                                                                 Advanced Chemistry Topics (4) S
     The Physical Science curriculum will integrate the
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30515C               Grade: 11-12
     following topics from both physics and chemistry:
     structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter,     PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I Honors
     motion and forces, conservation of energy, matter and
                                                                 (AP Companion Course)
     charge.
                                                                 This course is paired with AP Chemistry to help
                                                                 students design and carry out laboratory experiments
     Physics (3) S                                               and to understand the conceptual framework, factual
                                                                 knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30602C               Grade: 11-12
                                                                 Chemistry Exam.
     Physics – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30605C
                                                                 AP Chemistry II (5) S
     PREREQUISITE: Algebra II
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30517C               Grade: 11-12
     This is a laboratory course covering topics in mechanics,
                                                                 PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I Honors
     kinematics, dynamics, light, energy, electricity, atomic
     structure, relativity, and quantum theory. Physics is       The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent
     an essential course for students planning to pursue         of a two-semester college introductory chemistry. The
     a science or mathematics related major or minor in          course concentrates in the following areas: structure
     college.                                                    of matter; states of matter; reactions; and descriptive
                                                                 chemistry.


     AP Science
     Advanced Biology Topics (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30215CC              Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors, Chemistry I


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Advanced Environmental Science                             Science Elective
Topics (4) S                                               Biology Exit Standard (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30425C               Grade: 11-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CBE             Grade: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I             This course is designed to assist students in meeting
Honors                                                     the Biology Exit Standard. The student can take the
This course is paired with AP Environmental Science        course first semester as a preparation for the EOC
to help students design and carry out laboratory           course second semester. The course may also be used
experiments and to understand the conceptual               after the student completes the EOC course but has not
framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills         met the exit standard. A student may take this course a
necessary for the AP Environmental Science Exam.           maximum of two times for elective credit.



AP Environmental Science (5) S                             Anatomy/Physiology (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30427C               Grade: 11-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30232C                  Grade: 11-12
                                                           PREREQUISITE: Biology I, Earth Science
PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I
Honors                                                     Anatomy/Physiology – Honors (4) S
The AP Environmental Science course is designed to         1 Credit – NCWISE # 30235C
be the equivalent of a one-semester college introductory
                                                           PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors, Earth Science
environmental science. Topics include: earth systems;
population dynamics; natural resources; and global         Enables students to develop a comprehensive
changes.                                                   understanding of human anatomical design and
                                                           function. A variety of lab activities, including dissection,
Advanced Physics Topics (4) S                              will be utilized to reinforce classroom discussion.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30615C               Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling                Biology II (3) S
(AP Companion Course)                                      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30212C                  Grade: 10-12
This course is paired with AP Physics to help students     Biology II – Honors (4) S
design and carry out laboratory experiments and
to understand the conceptual framework, factual            1 Credit – NCWISE # 30215C
knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP       PREREQUISITE: Biology I, Chemistry
Physics Exam.                                              recommended
                                                           Biology II is designed for students who wish additional
AP Physics BC (5) S                                        preparation for college biology. Topics covered include
                                                           ecology, taxonomy, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy,
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30617C               Grade: 11-12      physiology, behavior, and genetics.
PREREQUISITE: AP Physics B, Advanced
Functions & Modeling
                                                           Forensic Science (3) S
PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: AP Physics C =
                                                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CFS                Grade: 11-12
Pre-Calculus
                                                           PREREQUISITE: Earth Science, Biology I
The AP Physics course is designed to be the equivalent
of a two-semester college introductory physics. The        Course centers around the evidence found at crime
course concentrates in the following areas: Newtonian      scenes and the role of forensic scientists in using this
Mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity/magnetism;          information to solve crimes. Major topics include the
waves/optics; and atomic/nuclear physics.                  history and organization of crime lab, physical evidence,
                                                           organic and inorganic analysis, toxicology, arson and
                                                           explosive investigation, etc.


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     Forensic Science II – Honors (4) S                                Marine Science (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802C2 Grade: 11-12                          1 Credit – NCWISE # 30442C Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: Chemistry, Forensic Science I                       Marine Science – Honors (4) S
     Lab-based course centered on analytical techniques.               1 Credit – NCWISE # 30445C
     Students will also perform career explorations,
                                                                       PREREQUISITE: Biology I and Earth Science
     researching the training required and job opportunities
     available for the forensic student. They will also analyze        This course is designed to expand upon the basics of
     current events and the laws governing investigation               marine life as studied in Biology and Earth Science.
     and trial. Labs include DNA analysis, crime scene
     reconstruction, blood spatter analysis and preparing
     and studying casts and molds.                                     NJROTC Nautical Sciences (3) S
                                                                       1 Credit – NCWISE # 30442CRO            Grade: 10-12
     General Science (3) S                                             This NJROTC prescribed curriculum includes studies
                                                                       of the following topics: Geography, Oceanography,
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CGS                Grade: 9
                                                                       Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences.
     PREREQUISITE: Teacher & Guidance
                                                                       (Forest Hills and Sun Valley only)
     Recommendation
     This course is for ninth grade students who are enrolled
     in a math class lower than Algebra I. The major                   Current Topics in Science (3) S
     objective is to provide a science elective that will help
                                                                       1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802C              Grade: 11-12
     students improve higher order thinking skills, science
     process skills, and math competencies such as graphs              PREREQUISITE: Biology I, a physical science
     and formulas before attempting the required high school           (Physical Science, Chemistry I or Physics)
     courses.
                                                                       This course is an opportunity to give students more
                                                                       choices in science electives. They will be able to learn
                                                                       about the practical and applicable aspects of various
                                                                       disciplines in science as currently used around the
                                                                       world today.



     Social Studies
     Course sequencing for Social Studies has changed as shown in the flowchart below. For graduation, students must
     have three units of social studies: World History, Civics & Economics, and U. S. History. The goal of social studies
     education in Union County Public Schools mirrors that outlined in the NC Social Studies Standard Course of Study
     which is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to enter effectively into adult citizenship.



                                                     Social Studies Flow Chart
                   9   th
                                           10   th
                                                                      11th                              12th
                                        Civics &
             World History                                        U.S. History                        Electives
                                       Economics




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Civics & Economics (3) S
                              SOCIAL STUDIES                AP Social Studies
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40522C                Grade: 10-12      AP World History (5) S
Civics & Economics – Honors (4) S                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 40247C                 Grade: 9-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40525C                                  PREREQUISITE: World History – Honors
PREREQUISITE: World History                                 The purpose of the AP World History course is to
This course focuses on the development of economic          develop greater understanding of the evolution of global
and political knowledge and skills needed for students to   processes and contacts, in interaction with different types
become responsible citizens in an interdependent world.     of human societies. This understanding is advanced
Students will gain a practical understanding of how         through a combination of selective factual knowledge
civics and economics impact their lives as consumers        and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights
and citizens. This course also serves as a foundation       the nature of changes in international frameworks and
for U.S. History. This is a High School Exit Standard       their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons
Course.                                                     among major societies. The course emphasizes relevant
                                                            factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading
                                                            interpretive issues and types of historical evidence.
United States History (2) S                                 The course builds on an understanding of cultural,
                                                            institutional, and technological precedents that, along
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212CB              Grade: 11-12       with geography, set the human stage. Periodization,
United States History (3) S                                 explicitly discussed, forms an organizing principle
                                                            for dealing with change and continuity throughout the
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212C                                  course. Specific themes provide further organization
United States History – Honors (4) S                        to the course, along with the consistent attention to
                                                            contacts among societies that form the core of world
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40215C                                  history as a field of study.
PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics &                       Students are expected to take the AP Exam following
Economics                                                   the completion of the course.
This course focuses on providing students with a
framework for studying political, social, economic, and
cultural issues, and for analyzing how these issues have    AP Human Geography (5) S
impacted American society. Students will develop higher     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40327C               Grade: 9-12
level thinking skills and make historical assessments
and evaluations. This is a High School Exit Standard        This course focuses on the study of geography as
Course.                                                     a social science by emphasizing the relevance of
                                                            geographic concepts to human problems. Students are
                                                            expected to take the AP Exam following the completion
World History (3) S                                         of the course.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40242C                 Grade: 9-12
World History - Honors (4) S                                AP Gov. and Politics – Comparative (5) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40245C                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 40037C                 Grade: 11-12
This course focuses on significant events, ideas and        PREREQUISITE: World History and Civics &
movements as they occurred in world history. Students       Economics
will explore common themes found in civilizations           This course focuses on various governments throughout
around the globe from ancient to contemporary times.        the world. Students will investigate a variety of governing
This course provides the foundation for Civics and          philosophies and political relationships. Students are
Economics and U.S. History.                                 expected to take the AP Exam following the completion
                                                            of the course.




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     AP Government and Politics – US (5) S                          AP Psychology (5) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40047C                  Grade: 11-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 40807C                  Grade: 12
     PREREQUISITE: World History and Civics &                       This course introduces the systemic and scientific
     Economics                                                      study of the behavior and mental processes of human
                                                                    beings and other animals. Included is a consideration
     This course presents an analytical view of government
                                                                    of the psychological facts, principals, and phenomena
     and politics in the United States. Students will learn
     general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics in order      associated with each of the major subfields within
     to analyze specific examples within our government.            psychology. Students are expected to take the AP
     Students are expected to take the AP Exam following            Exam following the completion of the course.
     the completion of the course.
                                                                    Social Studies Electives
     Advanced U.S. History Topics (4) S                             Civics Exit Standard (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40075C                  Grade: 11-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 40102CCE            Grade: 10-12
     (AP Companion Course)                                          This course is designed to assist students in meeting
     PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics &                          the Civics Exit Standard. The student can take the
     Economics                                                      course first semester as a preparation for the EOC
                                                                    course second semester. The course may also be used
     This course is paired with AP U.S. History to help             after the student completes the EOC course but has not
     prepare students for the Advanced Placement U.S.               met the exit standard. A student may take this course a
     History Exam.                                                  maximum of two times for elective credit.


     AP U.S. History (5) S                                          U.S. History Exit Standard (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40217C                  Grade: 11-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212CHE            Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Civics & Economics, Advanced                     This course is designed to assist students in meeting
     U.S. History Topics                                            the U.S. History Exit Standard. The student can take
     This course surveys American history from the colonial         the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC
     period to the present with emphasis on the 19th                course second semester. The course may also be used
     and 20th centuries. Students will investigate social,          after the student completes the EOC course but has not
     cultural, political, and economic trends and how these         met the exit standard. A student may take this course a
     have impacted the development of the United States.            maximum of two times for elective credit.
     Students are expected to take the AP Exam following
     the completion of the course.
                                                                    History of Math and Science (3) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CCS            Grade: 11-12
     AP European History (5) S
                                                                    History of Math and Science – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40237C                  Grade: 11-12
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 30805CS
     PREREQUISITE: World History and U.S. History
                                                                    PREREQUISITE: World History and Algebra II
     This course is a college level survey course that
     covers the time period form approximately 1450 until           This course is designed to introduce students to
     the present. The course will cover economic, social,           the development of mathematics and the sciences.
     cultural, intellectual, political and diplomatic themes in     It covers three broad time periods: ancient times
     European History. Students will be expected to develop         including the astronomy of the Maya and geometry
     analytical thinking and persuasive writing skills in dealing   of the Egyptians; the Middle Ages and Renaissance,
     with historical evidence and interpretation. Students are      including Arabian influence on European mathematics
     expected to take the AP Exam following the completion          and the modern era. Students will examine original
     of the course.                                                 materials from mathematicians and scientists, such as


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Euclid’s “Elements”. Emphasis will be placed on the           1 Credit – NCWISE # 40805C
development of mathematical and scientific thought.
                                                              This is a combination course. During the first half of
                                                              the course students will focus on sociological issues
                                                              including minority and women’s studies.        During
African-American History (3) S
                                                              the second half of the course students will focus on
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105CAA               Grade: 11-12       psychological concepts and theories including current
                                                              issues in that field.
This course places emphasis on African-American
history from 1865 to the present. Students will focus on
the demographic, legal, political, and economic struggles
                                                              Remember the Holocaust (3) S
as well as the contributions that African-Americans have
made to society.                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 40412CHO              Grade: 11-12
                                                              Remember the Holocaust – Honors (4) S
American Civil War (3) S                                      1 Credit – NCWISE # 40415CHO
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40102CCW                 Grade: 9-12      This course explores the origins and consequences
                                                              of the Holocaust. Students will investigate this topic
American Civil War – Honors (4) S
                                                              through examining primary source documents and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105CCW                                  analyzing the foundations and results of genocide
                                                              situations. Readings, research projects, essays and
This course examines the time period 1850-1877.
                                                              class speakers will also be utilized in this class.
Students will focus on political, social, and economic
issues as seen from both the Northern and Southern
perspectives.
                                                              Twentieth Century America (3) S
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 40102C20              Grade: 11-12
American Revolution (3) S
                                                              Twentieth Century America – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40072CAR                 Grade: 9-12
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105C20
American Revolution – Honors (4) S
                                                              This course investigates the development of 20th
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40075CAR                                  Century America. Students will survey the economic,
                                                              political, social, diplomatic and military developments of
This course focuses on the time period from colonialism
                                                              America in a modern age.
through the American Revolution. Students will examine
the founding and shaping of the United States. This
course is an excellent introduction into U.S. History.
                                                              Global Awareness (3) S
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 40062C                Grade: 9-12
Bible as History (3) S
                                                              Global Awareness – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40252C                   Grade: 9-12
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 40065C                Grade: 9-12
This course is designed to give students a historical
                                                              This course is a combination of geography, current
perspective of the Bible. Students will explore Hebrew
                                                              events and globalization. Students will study current
history and discuss various topics in light of that history
                                                              issues facing different countries and brainstorm
including the founding of the United States government
                                                              sustainable solutions throughout the course. A critical
and judicial system.
                                                              component is to have students correspond and do joint
                                                              projects with students in other countries through epals,
                                                              podcasts and web conferencing.
Psychology/Sociology (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40602C                 Grade: 11-12
Psychology/Sociology – Honors (4) S



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     world languages
     World language skills are key to global competence, national security, career advantages and travel. World language
     skills also improve first language skills.
     North Carolina’s state colleges and universities entrance requirements include a minimum of two years of world
     language study of the same language. Selective colleges and universities recommend four or more credits of world
     language of study.
     It is best to study a world language without lapses between courses particularly between Levels I and II. Honors credit
     is available for Levels III, IV and V of world language study.
     The availability of languages and levels offered varies per school.



     American Sign Language                                       learning to read and write ”Simplified” characters and
                                                                  pinyin. Culture, geography and grammar are studied in
     American Sign Language I (3) S                               greater depth.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10952CA1                Grade: 9-12
     American Sign Language I is an introduction to the study     Chinese III – Honors (4) S
     of a visual, non-spoken, unwritten language. Students
     learn the hand and facial gestures for vocabulary,           1 Credit – NCWISE # 10485C                 Grade: 9-12
     phrases, grammar, and time markers in addition to            PREREQUISITE: Chinese II
     studying deaf culture.
                                                                  Students expand their listening and speaking skills
                                                                  in Mandarin Chinese as well as their reading and
     American Sign Language II (3) S                              writing skills with “Simplified” characters. Art, music
                                                                  and literature of the culture are presented. In-depth
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10962CA2                Grade: 9-12      grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted
     PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language I                       primarily in Chinese.

     Students learn more complex vocabulary, phrases,
     grammar and time frames. Facial and body signals are         Chinese IV – Honors (4) S
     taught as well as culturally appropriate behaviors for the
     deaf community.                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 10495C               Grade: 10-12
                                                                  PREREQUISITE: Chinese III
                                                                  The major focus of this course is to enable students to
     Chinese                                                      communicate in extended conversations in Mandarin
                                                                  Chinese on a variety of topics. Grammar and the writing
     Chinese I (3) S
                                                                  of “Simplified” characters are extended to higher levels.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10462C                  Grade: 9-12      Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support complex
                                                                  ideas. Classes are primarily conducted in Chinese.
     Chinese I is an introduction to the study of a Mandarin
     Chinese through the skills of listening and speaking,
     while learning to read and write “Simplified” characters
     and pinyin. Culture, geography and grammar are               French
     integrated into the course.
                                                                  French I (3) S
                                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 10412C               Grade: 9-12
     Chinese II (3) S
                                                                  French I is an introduction to the study of a second
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10472C                  Grade: 9-12      language through the four skills of listening, speaking,
     PREREQUISITE: Chinese I                                      reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar
                                                                  are integrated into the course. Students have limited or
     Chinese II continues the study of a Mandarin Chinese         no prior study of the language.
     through the skills of listening and speaking, while


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French II (3) S                                               AP French
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10422C                 Grade: 9-12        French V Advanced French Language and
PREREQUISITE: French I                                        Composition – Honors (4) S
Students continue the development of their listening,         1 Credit – NCWISE # 10455C                 Grade: 11-12
speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography     PREREQUISITE: French IV or teacher
and grammar are studied in greater depth.                     recommendation.
                                                              (AP Companion Course)
French III – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10435C                 Grade: 9-12        In addition to developing advanced speaking and
PREREQUISITE: French II                                       listening skills, students focus on reading, translation,
                                                              interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students
Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and       will be introduced to the AP College Board format.
writing skills as they study past, present and future time.   Students are expected to enroll in AP French Language
Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. In-   and take the AP exam.
depth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted
primarily in French.
                                                              AP French Language (5) S
French IV – Honors (4) S                                      1 Credit – NCWISE # 10457C                 Grade: 11-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10445C                 Grade: 10-12       PREREQUISITE: French IV and teacher
                                                              recommendation.
PREREQUISITE: French III
                                                              AP French Language emphasizes the use of language
The major focus of this course is to enable students to       for active communication. Students develop language
communicate in writing and in extended conversations          skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a
on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss,   college level. The course follows the curriculum set forth
and support fairly complex ideas and concepts. Classes        by the College Board. Students are expected to take
are primarily conducted in French.                            the AP exam.


Advanced Survey of French Language and Culture
– Honors (4) S                                                German
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10985CAF               Grade: 10-12       German I (3) S
PREREQUISITE: French IV and Teacher                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 10602C                Grade: 9-12
Recommendation
                                                              German I is an introduction to the study of a second
This is an advanced survey of language and culture            language through the four skills of listening, speaking,
through film, art, literature, history, conversation and      reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar
current events. This class will be conducted in the           are integrated into the course. Students have limited or
target language using culturally authentic materials in       no prior study of the language.
the French Language. A major focus of this course is
to further enable students to communicate in writing
and in extended conversations on a variety of topics.         German II (3) S
Students will continue to narrate, discuss, and support
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 10612C                Grade: 9-12
fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts
and topics. Classes are primarily conducted in French.        PREREQUISITE: German I
                                                              Students continue the development of their listening,
                                                              speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography
                                                              and grammar are studied in greater depth.


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     German III – Honors (4) S                                         Latin
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10625C                      Grade: 9-12       Latin I (3) S
     PREREQUISITE: German II                                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 10802C                  Grade: 9-12
     Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and           PREREQUISITE: C Average or higher in English
     writing skills as they study past, present and future time.
     Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. In-       Latin I is an introduction to the study of the Latin language
     depth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted             and Greco-Roman culture. It encourages students to
     primarily in German.                                              learn basic functions of the language, become familiar
                                                                       with some elements of its culture and increase their
                                                                       understanding of English. Emphasis is placed on the
     German IV – Honors (4) S                                          development of skills in reading and comprehension of
                                                                       adapted Latin texts.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10635C                    Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: German III
                                                                       Latin II (3) S
     The major focus of this course is to enable students to
     communicate in writing and in extended conversations              1 Credit – NCWISE # 10812C                  Grade: 9-12
     on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss,       PREREQUISITE: Latin I
     and support fairly complex ideas and concepts. Classes
     are primarily conducted in German.                                This course continues the study of the Latin language
                                                                       and Greco-Roman culture. Students learn increasingly
                                                                       complex functions of the language, become familiar with
                                                                       an increasing number of elements of the culture, and
     AP German                                                         increase their understanding of English.
     German V Advanced German Language – Honors                        Latin III – Honors (4) S
     (4) S
                                                                       1 Credit – NCWISE # 10825C                    Grade: 9-12
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10645C                    Grade: 11-12
                                                                       PREREQUISITE: Latin II
     PREREQUISITE: German IV or teacher
     recommendation. (AP Companion Course)                             In Latin III, grammar, vocabulary, word derivations and
                                                                       oral work are reinforced but the focus is on reading
     In addition to developing advanced speaking and                   about the lives and works of famous authors and the
     listening skills, students focus on reading, translation,         culture of the ancient world.
     interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students will
     be introduced to the AP College Board format. Students
     are expected to enroll in AP German Language and take             Latin IV – Honors (4) S
     the AP exam.
                                                                       1 Credit – NCWISE # 10835C                   Grade: 10-12
                                                                       PREREQUISITE: Latin III
     AP German (5) S
                                                                       Latin IV focuses on authentic Latin texts and the
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10647C                    Grade: 11-12        connection of Latin to other disciplines. Emphasis is
     PREREQUISITE: German IV and teacher                               placed on figures of speech, analysis and essay writing.
     recommendation                                                    Grammar is taught in context. Greco-Roman culture is
                                                                       studied in depth, as is its influence around the world and
     AP German emphasizes the use of language for active               on the student’s own culture and language.
     communication. Students develop language skills
     (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a college
     level. The course follows the curriculum set forth by the
     College Board. Students are expected to take the AP
     exam.




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Spanish                                                       through film, art, literature, history, conversation and
                                                              current events. This class will be conducted in the
Spanish I (3) S                                               target language using culturally authentic materials in
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10512C Grade: 9-12                        the Spanish Language. A major focus of this course is
                                                              to further enable students to communicate in writing
Spanish I is an introduction to the study of a second         and in extended conversations on a variety of topics.
language through the four skills of listening, speaking,      Students will continue to narrate, discuss, and support
reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar         fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts
are integrated into the course. Students have limited or      and topics. Classes are primarily conducted in Spanish.
no prior study of the language.

                                                              Spanish for Native Speakers I (3) S
Spanish II (3) S
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 14012C Grade: 9-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10522C Grade: 9-12
                                                              A student would take this course in lieu of Spanish I, II
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I                                       or III. This course is for those whose primary language
Students continue the development of their listening,         is Spanish to improve their reading and writing skills.
speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography     This course builds pride in existing Spanish skills and
and grammar are studied in greater depth.                     introduces the student to the formal and informal aspects
                                                              of oral and literary Spanish. The differences between
Spanish III – Honors (4) S                                    standard and non-standard Spanish are explored.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10535C Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Spanish II                                      Spanish for Native Speakers II – Honors (4) S

Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and       1 Credit – NCWISE # 14025C Grade: 9-12
writing skills as they study past, present and future time.   PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Native Speakers I or
Art, music and literature of the culture are presented.       teacher recommendation.
In-depth grammatical study begins.           Classes are
conducted primarily in Spanish.                               In this course the student whose primary language is
                                                              Spanish is exposed to more advanced literature and
                                                              writing opportunities. Speaking practice includes formal
Spanish IV – Honors (4) S                                     presentations, debate and dramatic mini-performances.
                                                              The course focuses on personal and social issues facing
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10545C Grade: 10-12                       Latinos in the United States.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish III or Spanish for Native
Speakers II Honors
This course teaches students to communicate in writing        AP Spanish
and in extended conversations on a variety of topics.         Spanish V Advanced Spanish Language and
Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly        Composition – Honors (4) S
complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and
topics. Classes are primarily conducted in Spanish.           1 Credit – NCWISE # 10555C           Grade: 11-12
                                                              PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV or teacher
                                                              recommendation. (AP Companion Course)
Advanced Survey of Spanish Language and
Culture – Honors (4) S                                        In addition to developing advanced speaking and
                                                              listening skills, students focus on reading, translation,
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10985CA5                                  interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students will
Grade: 10-12                                                  be introduced to the AP College Board format. Students
PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV and Teacher                          are expected to enroll in AP Spanish Language and take
Recommendation                                                the AP exam.

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     AP Spanish Language (5) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10557C Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV and teacher
     recommendation.
     AP Spanish emphasizes the use of language for active
     communication. Students develop language skills
     (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a college
     level. The course follows the curriculum set forth by the
     College Board. Students are expected to take the AP
     exam.


     Arts Education
     There are twelve arts education courses that may have honors versions. Since honors courses were designed as
     comprehensive courses which embrace diverse knowledge and skills, they should be built upon introductory courses.
     Therefore only the level III and IV courses of dance, band, vocal music, orchestra, theatre arts and visual arts will be
     considered as honors level courses. Regardless of how the school schedule is developed, an arts education honors
     course may only be taken for honors credit one time.



     Band
                                                                   Band III Regular (3) S
     A maximum of two (2) band courses may be taken for
     Honors credit.                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 52572C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                                   Band III – Honors (4) S

     Band I (3) S                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 52575C

     1 Credit – NCWISE # 52552C                   Grade: 9-12      PREREQUISITE: Band II or teacher
                                                                   recommendation.
     PREREQUISITE: Audition or at least one year of
     previous band experience.                                     This course will provide students with an understanding
                                                                   of music in relation to styles of music, music periods,
     Designed to give all participants knowledge of their          composers, and various cultures. Performance difficulty
     instrument, knowledge of the fundamentals of music            will be at Levels IV – V for honors. Credit is given for
     theory, and a working knowledge of band literature.           each semester the student is enrolled.
     Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled.

                                                                   Band IV Regular (3) S
     Band II (3) S
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 52582C                    Grade: 12
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 52562C                 Grade: 10-12
                                                                   Band IV – Honors (4) S
     PREREQUISITE: Band I or teacher
     recommendation.                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 52585C

     This course continues to build on the content learned         PREREQUISITE: Band III
     in Band I. Students will be provided with opportunities       This course involves the development of highly
     to develop and demonstrate appropriate instrumental           advanced proficiencies, including sight reading. Honors
     practices to include the playing of instrumental literature   students will be at a performance difficulty of Level VI
     which may include changes in tempo, keys, and meters.         music. Credit is given for each semester the student is
     Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled.    enrolled.



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Class Piano (3) S
                            Arts Education                   Acting (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 52752C                   Grade 9-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 53342C                 Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: None                                           PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II
This course is a beginning piano skills class which          This course will focus on advanced study in acting
includes instruction in music reading, rhythm, chords,       techniques.
basic theory, and technical pianistic skills.

                                                             Directing (3) S
Music Theory (3) S
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 53382C                 Grade: 11-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 52152C                  Grade: 9-12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II
PREREQUISITE: None
                                                             This course is designed for students who have an
This course will develop a student’s ability to recognize,   interest in directing. The focus of the course will be on
understand, and describe the basic materials and             work with scenes and one-act plays.
processes of music that are heard or presented in a
score.
                                                             Independent Study in Theatre Arts (3) S
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602CIS              Grade: 10-12
AP Music Theory
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation
AP Music Theory (5) S
                                                             Designed for students with a career interest in theatre.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 52157C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                             Students will spend time researching a specific area
PREREQUISITE: Music Theory                                   of interest and then produce an appropriate product
                                                             that incorporates areas studied. Refer to page 20 for
This course introduces the student to musicianship,
                                                             guidelines regarding any independent study course.
theory, musical materials, and procedures. It integrates
aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form,
musical analysis, elementary composition, and, to some
                                                             Musical Theatre (3) S
extent, history and style. Musicianship skills such as
dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602C                 Grade: 11-12
keyboard harmony are considered an important part of
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Audition and Interview
the theory course, although
                                                             This course prepares students for post-secondary
may be taught as separate classes. The student’s ability
                                                             instruction and/or a career in musical theatre. Students
to read and write musical notation is fundamental. It is
                                                             will review the history of musical theatre, assess
also strongly recommended that the student will have
                                                             different career options, and receive training in audition
acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on
                                                             techniques. The course will also provide instruction on
an instrument.
                                                             the three elements of musical theatre - song, drama,
                                                             and dance - and create a framework in which these are
                                                             blended seamlessly into an individualized performance
Theatre Arts                                                 style.
Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to develop
an appreciation and understanding of theatre in              Play Production (3) S
relationship to themselves, their community and other
communication media; and as an art form, as a career         1 Credit – NCWISE # 53422C                 Grade: 11-12
possibility, as entertainment, and as a means to learn       PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II
about, question, and celebrate life. A maximum of two
(2) Theatre Art courses may be taken for Honors credits.     This course will introduce students to all of the
                                                             components involved in the production of a play.



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     Technical Theatre I (3) S                                  student collaboration with directors and designers to
                                                                develop unified production concepts for informal and
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53252C                Grade: 9-12
                                                                formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media
     Designed to develop knowledge and skills in the            productions.
     technical elements of play production, including theatre
     management, stagecraft, scene design, theatrical
     lighting, and music and sound effects.
                                                                Visual Arts
                                                                The High School visual arts program will build upon
     Technical Theatre II (3) S                                 prior art knowledge and experience developed through
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53262C               Grade: 10-12      study at the elementary and middle school levels.
                                                                The six strands: perceiving, producing, knowing,
     PREREQUISITE: Technical Theatre I                          communicating, evaluating, and connecting - provide
     This course is designed for students interested in         broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge
     pursuing further study in theatre management.              and skills students are expected to acquire. A maximum
                                                                of two (2) Visual Art courses may be taken for Honors
                                                                credit.
     Theatre Arts I (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53152C                Grade: 9-12      Independent Study in Visual Arts (3) S
     This course teaches students an appreciation for theatre   1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602CIS            Grade: 10-12
     through academic and practical experience. Students
     will be exposed to various areas of the theatre.           PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation
                                                                Students will spend time researching a specific area of
                                                                interest and then produce an appropriate product that
     Theatre Arts II (3) S                                      incorporates all areas studied. Refer to page 20 for
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53162C                Grade: l0-12     guidelines regarding any independent study course.

     PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I
     This course is designed to develop the student’s working   Photography I (3) S
     knowledge of acting, set design, make-up, costume,         1 Credit – NCWISE # 54372C              Grade: 10-12
     and directing. The student will build upon fundamental
     skills and apply them through actual performance           PREREQUISITE: Art I
     opportunities.                                             This course provides academic credit for students in
                                                                the area of photography (for example, students who
                                                                take and develop pictures for the newspaper and the
     Theatre Arts III – Honors (4) S                            yearbook). It is also designed for those who want to
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53175C               Grade: 11-12      pursue photography as an art form.

     PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts II or Technical
     Theatre II                                                 Photography II (3) S
     This course consists of advanced individualized work in    1 Credit – NCWISE # 54372C2             Grade: 10-12
     a seminar style course with an emphasis on in-depth
     research, analysis, application, and production.           PREREQUISITE: Photography I, Art I
                                                                Students learn and study the basics of photography
                                                                composition in Photography I plus some manipulation
     Theatre Arts IV – Honors (4) S                             on computer. Photography II would enable interested
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 53185C               Grade: 11- 12     students to hone their skills using software for photo
                                                                manipulation.
     PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts III Honors
     Course builds on Honors Theatre Arts III and includes


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Pottery/Ceramics I (3) S                                       Visual Arts II (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 54292C                  Grade: 9-12        1 Credit – NCWISE # 54162C                 Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Art I                                            PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts I or teacher
                                                               recommendation
This course offers an introduction to clay involving hand-
building and wheel techniques. Glazing procedures              This course builds on the foundation of knowledge
and their decorative quality will be studied as well as        developed in Visual Arts I. Students research art and
the history of clay with an emphasis on North Carolina         artists to gain knowledge and understanding of past and
Pottery.                                                       present art forms.


Pottery/Ceramics II (3) S                                      Visual Arts III – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 54292C2                 Grade: 10-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 54175C                 Grade: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Pottery/Ceramics I                               PREREQUISITE: Any second level visual arts
                                                               course and teacher recommendation
This course is a more advanced study of hand-building
and wheel techniques. The student will demonstrate a           This course provides knowledge of the arts in relation
greater mastery of clay. Students will also research the       to culture, history, other disciplines and careers. Art
common characteristics of world cultural/ethnic groups.        history, criticism, and aesthetics will be studied in order
                                                               for students to develop a personal art philosophy.

Printmaking I (3) S
                                                               Visual Arts IV – Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602C                  Grade: 9-12
                                                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 54185C                 Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Art I
                                                               PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts III Honors and teacher
Printmaking explores various printing methods including
                                                               recommendation.
relief, lithography, monoprinting, embossing, and
screen printing. History of printmaking and numerous           Students will develop, clarify, and apply their philosophy
printmakers will be studied.                                   of art through in-depth, independent, and advanced
                                                               explorations with media, techniques, processes, and
                                                               aesthetics. A portfolio evidencing high quality and
Printmaking II (3) S                                           understanding of personal art forms is developed and
                                                               refined.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602C2                 Grade: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Printmaking I
                                                               Computer Art (3) S
Printmaking II allows students to demonstrate advanced
knowledge of the subject. Students will study various          1 Credit – NCWISE # 54172CCA               Grade: 10-12
printmaking techniques and cultural groups.
                                                               PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II and submission of a
                                                               portfolio for instructor
Visual Arts I (3) S                                            Student will explore digital art, 3d-animation and design
                                                               using electronic media. Students will develop personal
1 Credit – NCWISE # 54152C                  Grade: 9-12
                                                               imagery focusing on the computer and relevant graphics
This is the foundation level for art study throughout high     software to resolve assigned problems.
school. Students will have experiences in producing
two- dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The
course emphasizes the study of principles of design,
color theory, vocabulary, art history, and safety in the art
classroom.




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     AP Art                                                         credit is available for the third and fourth level in each of
                                                                    the courses. A maximum of two (2) Vocal Music courses
     AP Studio Art: 2D (5) S                                        may be taken for Honors credit.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 54537C                  Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved                    Concert Chorus I (3) S
     portfolio
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CCC                Grade: 9-12
     This course involves two-dimensional design that
     involves purposeful decision-making about how to use           Concert Chorus II (3) S
     art elements and principles. It is intended for highly         1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CCC
     motivated students interested in the study of art.
                                                                    Concert Chorus III – Honors (4) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CCC
     AP Studio Art: 3D (5) S
                                                                    Concert Chorus IV – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 54547C                  Grade: 11-12
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CCC
     PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved
     portfolio                                                      PREREQUISITE: Audition or at least 1 year choral
                                                                    experience
     This course involves three-dimensional design that is
     intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural       This is an advanced choral performance group
     issues in depth and space. It is intended for highly for       with emphasis on advanced choral technique and
     motivated students interested in the study of art.             performance in concerts, contests, and choral festivals.
                                                                    Standards include the following: technique, theory, sight
                                                                    reading, and mandatory practices and performances.
     AP Art History (5) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 54487C                  Grade: 11-12       Ladies’ Chorus I (3) S
     PREREQUISITE: Art I or teacher recommendation                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CLC                Grade: 9-12
     The AP Program in Art History is intended for highly           Ladies’ Chorus II (3) S
     motivated students who are interested in the study of art
     history. All students will be expected to participate in the   1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CLC
     AP Art History Exam.                                           Ladies’ Chorus III – Honors (4) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CLC
     AP Studio Art: Drawing (5) S                                   Ladies’ Chorus IV – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 54527C               Grade: 11-12          1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CLC
     PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved                    PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required.
     portfolio
                                                                    This is a performing choral class composed of soprano
     The AP Program in Studio Art is intended for highly            and alto singers.
     motivated students who are seriously interested in the
     study of art. The three main areas of focus are quality
     of students work, concentration on a particular visual         Men’s Chorus I (3) S
     interest or problem, and breadth of experience in the
     formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist.         1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CMC                Grade: 9-12
                                                                    Men’s Chorus II (3) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CMC
     Vocal Music                                                    Men’s Chorus III – Honors (4) S
     Students participating in the vocal music program will
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CMC
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 Men’s Chorus IV – Honors (4) S                                  Mixed Chorus I (3) S
 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CMC                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CMX               Grade: 9-12
 PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required.                      Mixed Chorus II (3) S
 This is a performing choral class composed of tenor and         1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CMX
 bass singers, preferably with prior experience in mixed
                                                                 Mixed Chorus III – Honors (4) S
 chorus.
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CMX
                                                                 Mixed Chorus IV – Honors (4) S
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CMX
                                                                 PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required.
                                                                 This course is designed for a mixed choral group
                                                                 whose purpose will be to learn and perform a variety
                                                                 of vocal music. Emphasis is given to developing the
                                                                 skills of choral singing, developing a working knowledge
                                                                 of basic theory, and understanding musical style.



Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education in the Union County Public School System has a mission to better prepare high school
graduates for entry into the post-secondary system and the workplace. Career and Technical Education courses are
important for all students regardless of whether they will enter the workforce directly after high school or after pursuing
higher education. Several Career and Technical Education courses offer students the opportunity to earn articulated
college credit. Furthermore, upon completing a series of specific Career and Technical Education courses, Union
County High School students may also choose to take exams for various business and industry credentials.
Career and Technical Education, at the high school level, emphasizes applications of theory, problem solving and
critical thinking—skills that business, industry, and post-secondary institutions are encouraging students to acquire for
further study in any field. Students taking Career and Technical Education courses can definitely acquire a head start
on a technical degree, business and industry credentials and future employment opportunities. Program areas that
are part of Career and Technical Education include:
   • Agricultural Education
   • Business and Information Technology Education
   • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
   • Health Occupations Education
   • Marketing Education
   • Technology Education
   • Trade and Industrial Education
Courses offered in each of the above program areas are described on the following pages. As you will see, students
have a wide variety of college and career preparations available through these programs. Every program area is
associated with a student organization that offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, participate in
civic service, earn valuable scholarships and compete in regional, state and national competitions. As students are
being prepared for careers in the 21st century, Career and Technical Education stands out as an excellent delivery
system for higher academic standards.




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     CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
     Agricultural Education                                       basic metal working and basic agricultural construction
                                                                  skills related to plumbing, concrete, carpentry, welding,
     Agricultural Education provides students with the            and leadership development.
     opportunity to participate in coordinated group and
     individual instructional activities that are focused on      (Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only)
     preparation for future careers in agriculture. The
     agricultural education program is designed to develop
     technical, leadership, and management skills needed by       Ag Mechanics II (3) S
     high school students preparing for careers in agricultural   1 Credit – NCWISE # 68322C                 Grade: 10-12
     occupations and higher education in an agriculturally-
     related field.                                               PREREQUISITE: Ag Mechanics I

     Agriculture encompasses various elements of the              Topics of instruction emphasized include non-metallic
     food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Agricultural     agricultural fabrication techniques, metal fabrication
     employment is defined to include careers that require        technology; safe tool and equipment use, human
     agricultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed         resource development, hot/cold metal working skills,
     in producing, managing, processing, marketing,               advanced welding, and metal cutting skills, working with
     distributing, regulating, or protecting any of the           plastics, and advanced career exploration.
     renewable resources.                                         (Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only)


     Ag Advanced Studies (3) S                                    Ag Mechanics II – Small Engines (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68992C                    Grade: 12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 68332C                 Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Agricultural                  PREREQUISITE: Ag Mechanics I
     Education with at least one of those being a
     second level course.                                         This course provides hands-on instruction and
                                                                  emphasizes small engine systems including the
     This culminating course is for seniors who are career        compression, fuel, electrical, cooling and lubrication
     focused in a particular agricultural sector. Students are    systems. Materials are covered to prepare students for
     required to write a research paper, produce a product        the Master Service Technician Exam.
     and deliver a presentation.
                                                                  (Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only)

     Agriscience Applications (3) S
                                                                  Agriculture Coop Education (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68102C                  Grade: 9-11
                                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 68976C                 Grade: 11-12
     This course focuses on integrating biological/physical
     sciences with technology as related to the environment,      PREREQUISITE: Students must have an approved
     natural resources, food production, and agribusiness.        application in order to register for course.
     Skills in biology, language, writing, computers,             Students enrolling in any of the agriculture education
     mathematics, and physics are reinforced in this course.      courses may choose to participate in a cooperative
                                                                  education work experience or internship during the
                                                                  following summer of the same school year. Note: In
     Ag Mechanics I (3) S                                         order for a student to quality to participate, a student
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68312C                  Grade: 9-12      must have earned at least one credit in an agriculture
                                                                  course during the first or second semester of the
     PREREQUISITE: Ag Applications is recommended.                preceding school year. Students must have an approved
     This course develops knowledge and technical skills          application in order to register for this credit and provide
     in the broad field of agricultural machinery, equipment,     proof of employment by the tenth day of class. A
     and structures. Topics include agricultural mechanics        student choosing the cooperative work approach in an
     safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities,       approved job, submits wage and hour documentation,
     hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring,        and completes other assignments as required by the
                                                                  teacher-coordinator. Failure to maintain employment


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throughout the semester will result in the student being     Biotech. and Agriscience Research II – Honors (4) S
dropped from the course. Agriculture Coop Education
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 68722C                  Grade: 11-12
will be offered during the summer. Any exceptions to
this schedule must have prior approval of the Director of    PREREQUISITE: Biotechnology and Agriscience
CTE and the Deputy Superintendent.                           Research I
                                                             This course provides instruction in laboratory and safety
Animal Science I (3) S                                       skills needed by agricultural research scientists. Current
                                                             applications of biotechnology in animal, food, and plant
1 Credit – NCWISE # 68212C                Grade: 9-12        sciences are emphasized. Basic concepts of genetics
PREREQUISITE:                                                and microbiology are applied to the agriculture industry.
Agriscience Applications recommended.
This course focuses on the basic scientific principles       Environmental & Natural Resources I (3) S
and processes that are involved in animal physiology,
breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal   1 Credit – NCWISE # 68512C                  Grade: 9-12
science career major. Topics include animal diseases,
                                                             This course provides an introduction to environmental
introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal
                                                             studies, which include topics of instruction in renewable
science issues, career opportunities, and animal
                                                             and non-renewable natural resources, history of the
evaluation.
                                                             environment, water and air quality, land use regulations,
                                                             soils, meteorology, fisheries, forestry and wildlife habitat.
Animal Science II (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 68222C                Grade: 10-12       Environmental & Natural Resources II (3) S
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I                               1 Credit – NCWISE # 68522C                  Grade: 10-12
This course includes more advanced scientific principles     PREREQUISITE: Environmental & Natural
and communication skills than were developed in Animal       Resources I.
Science I. Topics include animal waste management,
animal science economics, decision-making, global            This course covers management practices in methods
concerns in the industry, genetics, and breeding.            of environmental monitoring and conservation, air and
                                                             water regulations, sampling methodologies, and wildlife
                                                             and forestry management.
Animal Science II – Small Animal (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 68232C                Grade: 10-12
                                                             Equine Science I (3) S
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 68252C                  Grade: 9-12
This course provides instruction on animal husbandry
                                                             This course focuses on the basic scientific principles
topics related to small animals that are served by a
                                                             and processes related to equine physiology, breeding,
veterinarian. Content related to the breeding, grooming,
care and marketing of animals that fit into this category    nutrition and care in preparation for a career in the
will be covered through this course.                         equine industry.


Biotech. and Agriscience Research I (3) S                    Equine Science II (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68712C                Grade: 10-12       1 Credit – NCWISE # 68262C                  Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I                                      PREREQUISITE: Equine Science I

This course provides instruction in the technologically      This course focuses on more advanced applications of
advanced world of agriculture and life sciences. Students    feeding, breeding, and management practices involved
are exposed to the latest techniques and advances in         in the horse industry. Content knowledge in biology,
plant and animal biotechnology with a strong emphasis        chemistry, and algebra are reinforced in this class.
on hands-on activities.


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     GPS and GIS Technologies (3) S                               management, career planning and leadership/personal
                                                                  development.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 69992C                   Grade: 11-12
     This course provides an introduction to GPS and
     GIS technologies. These technologies are widely              Horticulture II – Landscape Construction (3) S
     used in urban development, rural planning, forestry
                                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 68822C                Grade: 11-12
     management, crop management, etc.
                                                                  PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I
                                                                  This course provides hands-on instruction and
     Horticulture I (3) S
                                                                  emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68412C                   Grade: 9-12     technicians in the field. This course is based on the
                                                                  North Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Association skill
     This course provides instruction in the broad field of
                                                                  standards for a Certified Landscape Technician.
     horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical
     knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics include
     plant growth and development, plant nutrition, basic plant
                                                                  Horticulture II – Turf Grass (3) S
     identification, pest management, customer relations,
     career opportunities, and leadership development.            1 Credit – NCWISE # 68432C                Grade: 11-12
                                                                  PREREQUISITE: Horticulture II
     Horticulture II (3) S                                        Turf Grass provides hands-on instruction and
                                                                  emphasizes eight units of instruction including:
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68422C                   Grade: 10-12
                                                                  fundamentals of soils and pests; environmental issues
     Horticulture II – Honors (4) S                               related to turf management; landscape basics; lawn care
                                                                  and turf production; golf course management; sports turf
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 68425C
                                                                  and turf irrigation; turf equipment and maintenance; and
     PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I and Biology                     human resources and financial management.
     This course covers instruction that expands the
     scientific knowledge and skills needed in the horticulture   Business and Information
     industry. Topics include greenhouse plant production         Technology Education
     and management, bedding plant production, watering
     systems, light effects, basic landscape design,              Business and IT Education is designed to prepare
     installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass            graduates as viable competitors in the business
                                                                  and information technology world and for advanced
                                                                  educational opportunities. Instruction in Business

                                  Credentials and Articulated Credit Available in Agriculture
       Welding certification is available upon completion of Agriculture Advanced Studies at Forest Hills, Parkwood and
                                                   Sun Valley High Schools.

                 Union County Public Schools courses                           Community College courses
                      6831 Agriculture Mechanics I                       MNT 110 Intro to Maintenance Processes
                     6832 Agriculture Mechanics II                               Basic Welding Processes
           6821 Animal Science I and 6822 Animal Science II                      ANS110 Animal Science
               6851 Environmental & Natural Resources I                      ENV110 Environmental Sciences
            6851 Environmental & Natural Resources I AND                    ENV228 Environmental Issues AND

               6852 Environmental & Natural Resources II                         ENV220 Applied Ecology
               6841 Horticulture I and 6842 Horticulture II                 HOR150 Introduction to Horticulture

           6841 Horticulture I and Horticulture II – Landscape             LSG Basic Landscaping Technologies
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and IT Education encompasses business skills and            communications, Internet, email; as well as skill
techniques, an understanding of basic economics,            development in the integration of software applications,
and business attitudes essential to participate in the      ethical issues pertaining to information systems, and
international marketplace as productive workers and         information technology careers.
consumers. It also encompasses a wide variety of
opportunities to attain computer skills that are needed
for a 21st century career.                                  Computer Applications II (3) S
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 64122C               Grade: 10-12
Business Advanced Studies (3) S                             PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I
1 Credit – NCWISE # 65992C               Grade: 12          Designed to provide the opportunity to master
                                                            advanced skills in the areas of integrating technology
PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Business and
                                                            devices, Internet research strategies, complex desktop
IT Education with at least one of those being a
                                                            publishing, multimedia production, and basic web page
second level course.
                                                            design. Emphasis is placed on skill development and
This culminating course is for seniors who are              as well as economic ethical and social issues in the
career focused in accounting and finance, business          information technologies area.
administration, business management and ownership,
information technology, or office systems technology.
Students are required to write a research paper, produce    Computer Programming I (3) S
a product, and deliver a presentation.
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 64212C               Grade: 10-12
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and a
Business & Electronic Communication (3) S                   passing grade in Algebra I required and additional
                                                            advanced math recommended
1 Credit – NCWISE # 65352C               Grade: 10-12
                                                            This course is designed to introduce the concepts of
Emphasis is placed on utilizing the computer to develop
                                                            programming, application development, and writing
written communication skills such as composing
                                                            software solutions in the Visual Basic environment.
memos, letters, and reports. Presentation software will
                                                            Emphasis is placed on the software development
be utilized to develop oral communication skills such
                                                            process, principles of user interface design, and the
as delivering oral presentations, giving instructions,
                                                            writing of a complete Visual Basic program.
interviewing for information, and presenting information/
reports in an effective manner.
                                                            Computer Programming II – Honors (4) S
Business Law (3) S                                          1 Credit – NCWISE # 64225C               Grade: 11-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 62152C               Grade: 11-12       PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I
Designed to acquaint students with the basic legal          This project-based course is designed to teach students
principles common to business activities, including         to access and manipulate data in a variety of data
origin and development of law, business relationships,      structures including classes, arrays, etc. Emphasis
business organizations, and contracts.                      is placed on advanced functionality, packaging and
                                                            deploying business solutions, and program life-cycle
                                                            revision and maintenance.
Computer Applications I (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 64112C               Grade: 9-12
                                                            Advanced Computer Science Topics (4) S
Provides competency-based goals and objectives that
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 25045C            Grade: 10-12
will allow students to master advanced skills in the
areas of word processing, database management,              PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling
spreadsheets, telecommunications, desktop publishing,
                                                            This course is paired with AP Computer Science A
and presentation applications. Emphasis is on data
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     projects and to understand the conceptual framework,        in animation and audio/video editing. Students will
     factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the   explore careers in editing, film making, sound design,
     AP Computer Science A. This does not count as a math        special effects and more. Students will develop technical
     credit towards graduation.                                  skills and knowledge in these areas using Apple’s Pro
                                                                 Application®.
                                                                 (Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Parkwood, Piedmont and
     AP Computer Science A (5) S
                                                                 Porter Ridge only)
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 25087C               Grade: 10-12
     PREREQUISITE: Currently enrolled in or have
                                                                 Film Production Studio II (3) S
     completed Advanced Functions and Modeling or
     Pre-Calculus                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092CD2              Grade: 11-12
     The AP Computer Science course is designed to be            PREREQUISITE: Film Production Studio I
     the equivalent of a first semester college-level course
                                                                 In this course students will develop advanced skills in
     in Computer Science. The course will use Java
                                                                 each of the following digital arts: animation, audio/video
     programming language to emphasize object oriented
                                                                 editing. This project-based course will allow students
     programming methodology with a concentration on
                                                                 to sit for one or more industry standard certification in
     problem solving and algorithm development. Students
                                                                 these areas.
     are expected to take the AP exam at the end of the
     semester.                                                   (Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Parkwood, Piedmont and
                                                                 Porter Ridge only)

     Computerized Accounting I (3) S
                                                                 e-Commerce I – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 63112C               Grade: 10-12
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64155C                Grade: 11-12
     Designed to provide an understanding of the basic
     principles of the accounting cycle including the analysis   PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications II -
     and recording of business transactions to the preparation   minimum grade of 85 or committee approval
     and interpretation of financial statements and supporting
                                                                 This course is designed to help students master skills
     data.
                                                                 in the design and construction of complex web sites
                                                                 for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on
                                                                 skill development in advanced web page construction
     Computerized Accounting II – Honors (4) S
                                                                 and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 63125C               Grade: 11-12       electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and
                                                                 ethical issues related to electronic business. Students
     PREREQUISITE: Computerized Accounting I
                                                                 will plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote
     This course is designed to provide the student with an      an electronic business web site.
     opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting
     procedures and techniques utilized in solving business
     problems and making financial decisions. Students           e-Commerce II – Honors (4) S
     will be required to demonstrate their learning through
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64165C                Grade: 11-12
     performances,       presentations,     demonstrations,
     applications, processes and products.                       PREREQUISITE: e-Commerce I - Honors
                                                                 This course is designed to help students master
                                                                 advanced skills in electronic commerce security;
     Film Production Studio I (3) S
                                                                 payment infrastructure; secure electronic commerce
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092CD              Grade: 10-12       transactions; and electronic commerce order entry,
                                                                 tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing
     PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I or Visual
                                                                 techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking
     Arts I
                                                                 and using customer and sales data, and other uses of
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Principles of Business & Finance (3) S                        family and environmental resources. Students learn
                                                              to manage resources through authentic application
1 Credit – NCWISE # 62002C                 Grade: 9-12
                                                              that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans,
This course introduces the major principles and concepts      cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison
that are the foundation for future study of business and      shopping, individual and family scenarios and product
management. Topics of study include basic business            care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of
principles, personal finance concepts, management             work products and assessments for each application.
concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and           Recommended work-based learning strategies include
the current environment for business in a multinational       job shadowing and service learning.
marketplace.


Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S                         Credentials and Articulated
1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C                 Grade: 11-12       Credit Available in Business &
PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same               IT Education
pathway with at least one of those being a second             CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional)
level course.                                                 Certification
This course introduces students to the rewards and            Every organization today realizes the importance of
risks of owning or operating a business enterprise.           integrating traditional business principals with one of
Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to         the most useful and widely applicable business tools,
plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business.         the Internet. By becoming a CIW-certified professional,
Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics,      students can provide proof to potential employers that
research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each          they have the key job skills they’re looking for, such as
student prepares his/her own business plan.                   Web development, project management, e-commerce,
                                                              security management and more.

Financial Planning/Economics (3) S                            *This certification exam can be taken at the completion
                                                              of the e-Commerce II – Honors course.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 63352C                 Grade: 12
In Financial Planning students learn how to prepare a
financial plan that includes savings, investing, borrowing,   Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®)
risk management (insurance), and retirement and               IC³ is a globally-recognized and accepted standard
estate planning. Economics & the World of Finance             certification of basic computing knowledge to be
introduces students to macro and micro-economics and          considered fundamental to academic learning and a
provides an understanding of how the market economy           minimum requirement for employment. Students can
functions in a global setting. The course also provides       provide proof to employers that they have the essential
students with a survey of economic concepts including         computer skills necessary to do the job.
all the basic principles described by the National
Council on Economic Education. Students also have             *This certification exams can be taken at the completion
the opportunity to research the stock market, the ups         of the Computer Application II course.
and downs of the market and engage in trading a virtual
portfolio of stocks that they choose themselves.
(Sun Valley only)


Personal Finance (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092C                 Grade: 9-12
This course is designed to increase financial literacy
among high school juniors and seniors and prepare
them to be successful managers of their personal,


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                            Community College Articulated Credit in Business & IT Education
                                                      Articulated Credit

          Union County Public Schools courses                           Community College courses
                  Computer Application I                               CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy OR
                                                                       CIS 113 Computer Basics AND
                                                                           OST 136 Word Processing
                  Computer Application II                         OST 137 Office Software Applications OR
                                                                CIS 169/CTS 125 Business Presentations AND
                                                                  CIS 172/WEB 110 Intro to the Internet OR
                                                                   CIS 165/OST 233 Desktop Publishing I
       Principles of Business & Personal Finance                         BUS 125 Personal Finance
         Business & Electronic Communications                       BUS 260 Business Communications
            Small Business Entrepreneurship                          BUS Small Business Management
                Computerized Accounting I                            ACC 111 Financial Accounting OR
                                                                      ACC 115 College Accounting OR
                                                                    ACC 118 Accounting Fundamentals I
               Computerized Accounting II                           ACC 119 Accounting Fundamentals II
                      e-Commerce I                              CIS 172/WEB 110 Introduction to the Internet
                      e-Commerce II                                    ITN 160/WEB 210 Web Design


                       The Art Institute of Charlotte Articulated Credit in Business & IT Education
                                                      Articulated Credit

           Union County Public Schools courses                              Art Institute of Charlotte
           Computer	Application	I	and	Computer	
                                                                         RS	100	Computer	Applications
                     Applications	II



     Family and Consumer Sciences                                  Apparel Development I (3) S
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 70352C               Grade: 9-12
     Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares               This course examines clothing production in the
     students for careers working with individuals and             areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic
     families, as well as for competence in the work of their      clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions,
     own families. The courses emphasize the following             textiles, historical perspectives and design, and career
     core areas: Consumer Education and Resource                   opportunities. Emphasis is placed on students applying
     Management, Early Childhood Education and Services,           these construction and design skills to apparel and
     Family and Interpersonal Relationships, Food Production       home fashion.
     and Services, Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, Housing,
     Interiors, and Design, Parenting Education and Human
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Apparel Development II (3) S                               the environment, and technology. Emphasis is placed
                                                           on selecting goods and services and creating functional
1 Credit – NCWISE # 70362C               Grade: 10-12
                                                           and pleasing living environments based on sound
PREREQUISITE: Apparel Development I                        financial decisions and design principles.
This course focuses on advanced clothing and housing
apparel development. The use of fibers and fabrics is
                                                           Housing & Interiors II (3) S or (3) Y
combined with design and construction techniques to
develop and run a business selling a product related to    2 Credits – NCWISE # 70562C                Grade: 11-12
clothing or housing.
                                                           PREREQUISITE: Housing and Interiors I or Apparel
                                                           Development I
FACS Advanced Studies (3) S                                This is a two-block course that can be taught two
                                                           blocks per semester or one block year long. This two-
1 Credit – NCWISE # 71992C                  Grade: 12
                                                           block course prepares students for opportunities in the
PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Family &                    residential and non-residential interior design fields for
Consumer Sciences, with at least one of those              entry-level and technical jobs. Topics include application
being a second level course.                               of design theory to interior plans and production,
                                                           selection of materials, and examination of business
This culminating course is for seniors who are career
                                                           procedures.
focused in the apparel design, community and family
services, early childhood education, food science,
nutrition or interior design career areas. Students are
                                                           Parenting and Child Development (3) S
required to write a research paper, produce a product,
and deliver a presentation.                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 70652C                 Grade: 9-12
                                                           This course introduces students to responsible nurturing
                                                           and basic applications of child development theory.
Foods I – Fundamentals (3) S
                                                           Emphasis is on the parents’ responsibilities and the
1 Credit – NCWISE # 70452C               Grade: 10-12      influences they have on children while providing care
                                                           and guidance.
This course examines the nutritional needs of the
individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of
diet to health, kitchen and meal management, and food      Pro-Start I - Course
preparation.
                                                           1 Credit - NCWISE # 70092C              Grade 11th-12th
                                                           PREREQUISITE: Foods I Fundamentals with a
Foods II – Advanced (3) S                                  grade B or higher.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 70462C               Grade: 10-12      This course from the National Restaurant Association
                                                           introduces students into the world of professional cooking.
PREREQUISITE: Foods I – Fundamentals with a
                                                           Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation,
grade of 80 or higher
                                                           food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are
This course focuses on food safety, sanitation and         taught in the course. Students learn the fundamentals
entrepreneurship skills. Emphasis is placed on students    of culinary and management skills. Student mentorship
taking the ServSafe certification exam from the National   and apprenticeships are an integral part of this course.
Restaurant Association and operating a student run
food service business.                                     (Piedmont High, Sun Valley High, Weddington High,
                                                           and Parkwood High ONLY)

Housing & Interiors I (3) S
                                                           Teen Living (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 70552C               Grade: 10-12
                                                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 70152C                 Grade: 9-10
This course examines housing and interior decisions
that individuals and families make based on their needs,   This course examines life management skills in the


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     areas of personal and family living; wellness, nutrition,   *This certification exam can be taken at the completion
     and foods: financial management; living environments;       of the Foods II-Advanced course.
     appropriate child development practices; fashion and
                                                                 North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC)
     clothing; and job readiness. Emphasis is placed on
                                                                 Students who complete both levels of Early Childhood
     students applying these skills during their teen years.
                                                                 Education may be recognized as “teachers” in
                                                                 accordance with G.S. 110-91(8); 143 B-168.3. The
     Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S                       Child Day Care Rules of North Carolina define
                                                                 “teacher” as the care giver who has responsibility
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C               Grade: 11-12       for planning and implementing the daily program of
     PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same             activities for each group of children in a day care
     pathway with at least one of those being a second           facility. These completers are entitled to the same
     level course.                                               benefits and are bound by the same requirements as
                                                                 other teachers in child care centers. To improve the
     This course introduces students to the rewards and          quality of child care in North Carolina, the Division of
     risks of owning or operating a business enterprise.         Child Development created the NCECC. A NCECC
     Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to       prepares students to work with children directly.
     plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business.       Employment opportunities include child development
     Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics,    and childcare programs, preschools, public and private
     research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each        schools, recreational centers, federal early childhood
     student prepares his/her own business plan.                 programs, and school-age programs.
                                                                 *This certification exam can be taken at the completion
     Personal Finance (3) S                                      of the Early Childhood II course.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 70092C               Grade: 9-12
     This course is designed to increase financial literacy
     among high school juniors and seniors and prepare
     them to be successful managers of their personal,
     family and environmental resources. Students learn
     to manage resources through authentic application
     that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans,
     cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison
     shopping, individual and family scenarios and product
     care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of
     work products and assessments for each application.
     Recommended work-based learning strategies include
     job shadowing and service learning.


     Community College Articulated Credit in Family &
     Consumer Sciences Education
     ServSafe Certification
     The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is
     nationally recognized and accredited by the American
     National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for
     Food Protection (CFP). The ServSafe program is
     the most widely recognized food safety certification
     in the nation. ServSafe addresses food service and
     sanitation. Students learn food Safety practices to be
     utilized throughout the flow of food from purchasing
     to serving to reheating leftovers, hazard Analysis of
     Critical Control Points (HACCP), and how to develop a
     Food Safety program.


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            Community College Articulated Credit in Family & Consumer Sciences Education
                                              Articulated Credit

           Union County Public Schools courses                     Community College courses
                                                          EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood
                   Early Childhood I & II
                                                                        Education
                    Foods II Advanced                          CUL 110 Sanitation and Safety
                Foods I Fundamentals AND
                                                             CUL 112 Nutrition for Food Service
                    Foods II Advanced

       The Art Institute of Charlotte Articulated Credit in Family & Consumer Sciences Education
                                              Articulated Credit

           Union County Public Schools courses                       Art Institute of Charlotte
                   Apparel Development I
                Apparel Development II AND                    FM 121 Fashion Industry Survey
                  Fashion Merchandising
                                                                      CUL 222 Nutrition OR
                   Foods I Fundamentals
                                                                        SCI 103 Nutrition
                    Foods II – Advanced                        CUL 102 Sanitation and Safety


           Johnson & Wales University Articulation to Family & Consumer Sciences Education
                                          Articulated Credit

           Union County Public Schools courses                     Johnson & Wales University
           Foods I Fundamentals AND Foods II –               FSM 2085 Hotel Food & Beverage
                        Advanced                             Operations AND Hospitality Elective
          Foods II – Advanced ServSafe Manager
                                                             FSM 1065 Sanitation Management
                        Certificate


Health Occupations Education                               This course is designed for senior students planning
                                                           on entering the health or medical career. Students
The comprehensive Health Occupations Education             will be required to produce a research paper,
program seeks to meet present and predicted needs          product, and presentation.
for health care workers. It is a program that recruits
qualified and motivated students and prepares them for
pursuit of appropriate health careers.                     Medical Sciences I (3) S
                                                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 72212C              Grade: 11
Health Sciences Advanced Studies (3) S                     PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I, and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 72992C                  Grade: 12      Biomedical Technology

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Health                      This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth
Occupations; one of which must be a second level           study of the anatomy and physiology of the human
course.                                                    body. The individual components and functions of


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     each body system will be examined in detail. Special        Health Team Relations (3) S
     emphasis will be placed on the disease and disorder
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72102C           Grade: 9-12
     pathology of each system and its components.
                                                                 This course is designed to assist potential health
                                                                 care workers in their role and function as health team
     Medical Sciences II – Honors (4) S                          members. Topics include medical terminology, the
                                                                 history of health care agencies, personal qualities of
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 72225C                   Grade: 12
                                                                 a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities,
     PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical           career explorations, cultural awareness, medical math,
     Sciences I.                                                 leadership and career decision-making. Basic academic
                                                                 skills, employability skills, critical thinking skills ,
     This is an honors course designed to introduce and
                                                                 teamwork and the use of technology are reinforced in
     prepare the senior high school student with an enhanced
                                                                 this course.
     opportunity to pursue a health care career. Students will
     participate in shadowing experiences with exemplary
     health care professionals. A screening committee will
                                                                 Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S
     evaluate student applications based on academic
     performance, school attendance, conduct and readiness       1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C Grade: 11-12
     for the professional environment. Selected students
                                                                 PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same
     must be able to provide their own transportation and
                                                                 pathway with at least one of those being a second
     have updated immunizations.
                                                                 level course.
                                                                 This course introduces students to the rewards and
     Biomedical Technology (3) S                                 risks of owning or operating a business enterprise.
                                                                 Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 72002C           Grade: 10-12
                                                                 plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business.
     PREREQUISITE: Must have had or currently taking             Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics,
     Biology, Algebra I and Health Team Relations.               research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each
                                                                 student prepares his/her own business plan.
     Survey course designed to investigate current and
     21st century medical and health care practices using
     computerized databases, media, and visiting health team
     professionals. Topics include the world of biomedical
     technology, the language of medicine, present and
     evolving biomedical specialties, biomedical ethics:
     crises and alternatives, and health career development.


                          Community College Articulated Credit in Health Occupations Education
                                                   Articulated Credit

              Union County Public Schools courses                         Community College Courses
                                                                 MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND
                        Medical Sciences I
                                                                   MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I
                                                                     MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND
                        Medical Sciences II
                                                                      MED 122 Medical Terminology II




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Marketing Education                                         Note: A student must be enrolled in a marketing class
                                                            during the Coop semester or prior to Coop, but in the
The purpose of the Marketing Education instructional        same school year. Students must have an approved
program is to prepare students for advancement in           application in order to register for this credit.
marketing and management careers. The courses
address such topics as production, inventory control,
effective promotion, and human resources.                   Marketing Management (3) S
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 66222C               Grade: 11-12
Fashion Merchandising (3) S                                 PREREQUISITE: Marketing
1 Credit – NCWISE # 66312C                Grade: 10-12      An in-depth study is made as students continue the
This course is designed for students interested in the      sequence of studies begun in Marketing. Topics
fashion industry. Topics include an overview of the         included are merchandising, marketing analysis, and
fashion industry, evolution and movement of fashion,        physical and supportive marketing functions. Marketing
career development, merchandising, risk management,         skills are developed to enable students to function
promotion, and fashion show production.                     effectively in the private enterprise system. To expand
                                                            course content, alternative avenues of learning, such as
                                                            internships, simulations, group and individual projects,
Marketing (3) S                                             and co-op experiences are utilized.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 66212C                Grade: 10-12
Students develop basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes     Personal Finance (3) S
that prepare them to enter the field of marketing either    1 Credit – NCWISE # 66092C                Grade: 9-12
immediately upon graduation from high school or upon
completion of a program of study beyond the high school     This course is designed to increase financial literacy
level.                                                      among high school juniors and seniors and prepare
                                                            them to be successful managers of their personal,
                                                            family and environmental resources. Students learn
Marketing Advanced Studies (3) S                            to manage resources through authentic application
                                                            that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans,
1 Credit – NCWISE # 66992C                   Grade: 12      cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison
PREREQUISITE: Three courses in the marketing                shopping, individual and family scenarios and product
pathway, of which one must be a second level                care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of
course                                                      work products and assessments for each application.
                                                            Recommended work-based learning strategies include
This culminating exit course for seniors that are career-   job shadowing and service learning.
focused in a particular marketing sector. Students are
required to write a research paper, produce a product,
and deliver a presentation.                                 Principles of Business & Finance (3) S
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 66002C                Grade: 9-12
Marketing Coop Education (3) S                              This course introduces the major principles and concepts
1 Credit – NCWISE # 66976C                Grade: 11-12      that are the foundation for future study of business and
                                                            management. Topics of study include basic business
Students enrolling in marketing education courses may       principles, personal finance concepts, management
choose to participate in a cooperative education work       concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and
experience during the same school year. A student           the current environment for business in a multinational
choosing the cooperative work approach must be              marketplace.
employed in an approved job by the deadline, submits
wage and hour documentation, and completes other
assignments as required by the CTE Work-Based
Learning Coordinator. Please see the Marketing Coop
Policy Manual for more details.

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     Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S                      Sports & Entertainment Marketing II (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 66152C               Grade: 11-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 66712C               Grade: 11-12
     PREREQUISITE: Two credits in the same pathway              PREREQUISITE:
     with at least one of these being a second level            Sports & Entertainment Marketing I
     course
                                                                This course is designed for students interested in
     This course introduces students to the rewards and         an advanced study of sports, entertainment, and
     risks of owning or operating a business enterprise.        event marketing. Emphasis is placed on business
     Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to      management, career development options, client
     plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business.      relations, ethics, events management, facilities
     Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics,   management, legal issues and contracts, promotion,
     research, and problem-solving are reinforced as            and sponsorship.
     each student prepares his/her own business plan.

                                                                Travel & Tourism Marketing (3) S
     Sports & Entertainment Marketing I (3) S
                                                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 66452C               Grade: 11-12
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 66702C               Grade: 10-12
                                                                PREREQUISITE: Marketing or Sports and
     This course is designed for students interested in
                                                                Entertainment Marketing I
     sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis
     is placed on the following: branding; licensing; naming    This course is designed to provide a foundation for
     rights; business foundations; promotion; safety and        students interested in careers in travel, tourism, or
     security; and human relations.                             recreational marketing. Emphasis is placed on the
                                                                hospitality/tourism industry, customer relations, travel
                                                                destinations, tourism promotion, economics, and career
                                                                development.



                              Community College Articulated Credit for Marketing Education
                                                  Articulated Credit

             Union County Public Schools courses                            Community College courses
         Principles of Business and Personal Finance                        BUS 125 Personal Finance
               Small Business Entrepreneurship                        BUS 230 Small Business Management
            Marketing and Marketing Management                           MKT 120 Principles of Marketing
                       Strategic Marketing                                MKT 120 Principles of Marketing


                         The Art Institute of Charlotte Articulated Credit for Marketing Education
                                                     Articulated Credit

             Union County Public Schools courses                            Community College courses
         Principles of Business and Personal Finance                        BUS 125 Personal Finance




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Trade and Industrial Education                                  Apprenticeship Credit (3) S

Many of these courses lead to certifications recognized         1 Credit – NCWISE # 79966C                 Grade: 11-12
by business and industry. Hands-on experiences and              This is an on-the-job training opportunity for juniors and
Skills USA leadership activities provide opportunities to       seniors who are at least 16 years old and interested in
enhance classroom instruction and career development.           learning a skilled occupation. Students must apply for
                                                                this program and credit. Students accepted into this
                                                                program will be paid above average wages while they
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I (3) S
                                                                are being trained. Students must work 450 hours on the
1 Credit – NCWISE # 77512C                  Grade: 10-12        job. Priority will be given to students who are enrolled
                                                                in a Level II or higher career and technical education
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Trade and
                                                                course during their senior year. High school apprentices
Industrial Education
                                                                will have permission to leave school early in order to
Through studies of residential and light commercial             work part-time in their apprenticeships. All of the on-
climate control, students learn basic principles of electric,   the-job training and course work completed by the high
oil, heat pump, gas, hydronic, and solar assisted units.        school apprentice will be certified by the North Carolina
Curriculum includes the safe use of hand tools, power           Department of Labor. NOTE: Students should enroll in
tools, and other equipment utilized in the trade.               Apprenticeship Credit each semester (One unit may be
                                                                earned per semester).
(Parkwood and Monroe only)


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II (3) Y
2 Credits – NCWISE # 77522C                 Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Ref. I.
Students learn blueprint and specification reading,
ductwork design and fabrication, materials selection,
job cost calculation, mechanical codes, heat load
calculations, and installation procedures. Shop and
construction safety practices are emphasized. Skills
are developed and practiced in the fabrication and
installation of duct systems and unit installation in
residential dwellings. Approximately 75% of the time
in class is devoted to shop and project work. Students
also have an opportunity to visit local construction
sites and industries. Students completing this course
are prepared to go into employment, apprenticeship
training, or technical college.
(Parkwood and Monroe only)


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration III (3) Y
2 Credits – NCWISE # 77532C                     Grade: 12
PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Ref. I & II
This course reinforces the competencies learned in Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration I & II. Approximately 75%
of the time in class will be devoted to shop and project
work. Students completing this course are prepared to
go into employment, apprenticeship training, or technical
college.
(Parkwood and Monroe only)

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     Cosmetology I (3) Y                                            Introduction To Trade
                                                                    And Industrial Education (3) S
     4 Credits – NCWISE # 78112B                     Grade: 11
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 74002C                Grade: 9-10
     PREREQUISITE: Principals of Business,
     Marketing, and Small Business Entrepreneurship.                This course introduces students to a possibility of six
                                                                    majors available in the Central Academy of Technology
     This course introduces developmental skills, employment
                                                                    and Arts. Students may rotate to different laboratories
     opportunities, and career information required for the
                                                                    for instruction. Topics include Level I objectives from
     cosmetology industry. Topics include facials, manicures,
                                                                    each of the career majors being introduced. Skills in
     hair cutting, chemical relaxing and restructuring, wet
                                                                    communication, science, mathematics, and leadership
     hair styling, and hair coloring and lighting. Skills in
                                                                    are reinforced in this course.
     mathematics, science, biology, leadership, and problem
     solving are reinforced in this course. Students are            (Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Forest Hills,
     required to purchase uniforms, shoes, and equipment            Monroe and Parkwood only)
     that meet State Board of Cosmetic Arts’ requirements. To
     receive three (3) units of credit for the course, a student
     must complete six hundred (600) hours of supervised
     in-class work which requires additional time beyond
     the traditional course time. Students will be required to
     attend 4 weeks of a Summer School. Students will also
     be required to provide their own transportation.


     Cosmetology II (3) Y
     4 Credits – NCWISE # 78122C                     Grade: 12
     PREREQUISITE: Cosmetology I, Cosmetology
     Summer School.
     Twelve-hundred (1200) hours qualify the student to
     take the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts Licensing
     Examination after which the student must complete a six
     (6) month apprenticeship. Fifteen-hundred (1500) hours
     qualify the student to take the Licensing Examination
     with no apprenticeship requirement. In Cosmetology
     II, students practice the skills learned by working with
     customers in the clinic. Approximately 75% of the time
     in class is devoted to clinic work. In order for a student
     to receive three (3) units of credit for Cosmetology II, he/
     she must have a total of twelve-hundred (1200) hours
     of supervised class work. Students who complete all
     requirements are expected to take the NC State Board
     of Cosmetics Licensing Examination. Students will also
     be required to provide their own transportation.




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                      Credentials available in Trade and Industrial Education
        CareerSafe (OSHA 10) Certification with Welding, Carpentry, and Masonry Programs
NCCER Credentials are available via Masonry, Construction/Carpentry, Electrical/HVAC, and Welding.


                         Community College Articulated Credit for Drafting
                                       Articulated Credit

        Union County Public Schools courses                   Community College courses
                7921 – Drafting I and
                                                                    DFT 151 CAD I
           7962 – Drafting II Engineering




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     Individual Academics
     Individual Academics
     The Individual Academic courses are designed for students who meet the requirements of the Rules Governing
     Programs for Exceptional Children. Curricula are designed to enable students to complete the majority of the courses
     required for graduation. PREREQUISITE are based on rules governing Programs for Exceptional Children. All courses
     are one credit and courses marked with an * have an end-of-course test.




     Individual Academics English                                Individual Academics Science
     English I (1) S                                             Physical Science (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10211C                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 30101C
     English II (1) S                                            Biology I (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10221C                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 30201C
     English III (1) S                                           Earth/Environmental Science (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10231C                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 30381C
     English IV (1) S                                            The purpose of these courses is to prepare the student
                                                                 to apply science to everyday life. Course content
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10241C
                                                                 will address graduation requirements for physical
                                                                 science, biology, and earth/environmental science.
     Individual Academics Mathematics
                                                                 Individual Academics Social Studies
     IA Math I (1) S
                                                                 Civics/Economics (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20081C
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40522CIA
     Algebra 1-A (1) S
                                                                 U.S. History (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20211C
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40211C
     Algebra 1-B (1) S
                                                                 World Geography (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20221C
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40311C
     IA Math II (1) S
                                                                 World History (1) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 20091C
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40241C
     These courses provide for sequential development of
     mathematic skills from general math through Algebra         Social Studies I (1) S
     I-B. Each student should be enrolled at the highest level
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40101C
     for his or her aptitude.
                                                                 Social Studies II (1) S
                                                                 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40101C2
                                                                 The social studies courses prepare students to become
                                                                 contributing self-sufficient members in society. Course
                                                                 content will address graduation requirements for World
                                                                 History, Civics and Economics, and U. S. History.




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                                                     JUNIOR ROTC
Air Force Junior ROTC Program
(Monroe, Parkwood, Piedmont and Porter Ridge)
The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program is a character building course which seeks to develop an informed
citizen with a strong sense of self-reliance, and awareness of citizenship responsibilities in today’s global society.
This is reflected in the AFJROTC mission, to “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and
community.” The AFJROTC is designed as a four-year program. Although participation in the entire program is
encouraged, students may take one to four years if desired.
Classes are fun, active and challenging. Classes meet with the same frequency as other full-credit classes. Regulation
Air Force uniforms are issued free of charge and are worn once each week and for appropriate cadet functions.
Appropriate military protocol is followed in the classrooms. Field trips to various military facilities are taken throughout
the year to observe military operations first hand. Supervised orientation flights aboard military aircraft are offered
when available from supporting military bases. The cadet corps color guard and drill teams compete against other
JROTC units throughout the state and perform at school and community events. Cadets may be offered opportunities
to attend Summer Leadership Schools and Summer Honors Programs. Corps’ activities and class work are designed
to build camaraderie among the cadets, and students are given the opportunity to build on their social and leadership
skills in a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities.
Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior ROTC. Further, the AFJROTC program is not a recruiting
platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students that complete a minimum of two years in AFJROTC can
qualify for ROTC college scholarships, service academy appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades should
they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In addition,
scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500.




JROTC IA – Aviation History through WWII (3) S                   JROTC IIA – Science of Flight
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CA               Grade: 9-12            1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CA                    Grade: 9-12
This is a history course designed to acquaint the                PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B
students with historical development and roles of the
                                                                 This course is designed to acquaint the student with
US military and flight through WWII. The leadership
                                                                 the aerospace environment, the human requirements
studies portion focuses on Air Force customs and
                                                                 of flight, and the basic principles of aircraft flight, flight
courtesies, uniform wear, attitude and discipline, time
                                                                 power, types of aircraft, and the principles of navigation.
and stress management, good study and test-taking
                                                                 The leadership studies portion focuses on effective
skills, basic drill and physical fitness.
                                                                 communication skills, basic leadership concepts,
                                                                 understanding individuals and group behavior, drill and
                                                                 physical fitness.
JROTC IB – Post WWII Aviation History through
Today (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CB               Grade: 9-12            JROTC IIB – Global Studies of Europe, Middle East,
                                                                 and South Asia (3) S
This is a history course designed to acquaint the
students with the historical development and role of             1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CB                    Grade: 9-12
the US military and flight from post WWII through
                                                                 PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B
military operations occurring today. The leadership
studies portion focuses health care, nutrition, physical         The course introduces students to various regions
fitness, drill, body image, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and          of the world from geographic, historical and cultural
US citizenship.                                                  perspective to increase international awareness.
                                                                 The leadership studies portion focuses on effective
                                                                 communication skills, basic leadership concepts, drill
                                                                 and physical fitness.


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     JROTC IIC – Global Studies of East Asia, Africa and           to ten minute PowerPoint presentation to the project
     Latin America (3) S                                           committee.
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CC                  Grade: 9-12
     PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B                                   JROTC IVA – Cadet Management & Survival (3) S
     The course introduces students to various regions             1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CA                  Grade: 9-12
     of the world from geographic, historical and cultural
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B
     perspective to increase international awareness. The
     leadership studies portion focuses on understanding           The cadet management portion affords the cadets the
     individuals and group behavior, drill and physical fitness.   opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership
                                                                   courses into practices. The survival instruction will
                                                                   provide instruction in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes
     JROTC IIIA – Introduction to Astronomy (3) S                  necessary to successfully perform fundamental
                                                                   tasks needed for survival. The leadership studies
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CA                  Grade: 9-12
                                                                   portion focuses on understanding the fundamentals of
     PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B                                   managements, managing yourself, and others. It also
                                                                   includes physical fitness and drill/skill functions.
     This course is designed to introduce the student to the
     history of astronomy, the Earth, the Moon, the solar
     system and planets. The leadership studies portion
                                                                   JROTC IVB – Cadet Management (3) S
     focuses on career choices after high school and
     succeeding in job search, physical fitness and drill/staff    1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CB                  Grade: 9-12
     functions.
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B
                                                                   The cadet management portion affords the cadets
     JROTC IIIB – Exploration of Space (3) S                       additional opportunities to put the theories of previous
                                                                   leadership courses into practice.       The leadership
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CB                Grade: 9-12
                                                                   studies portion focuses on additional fundamentals of
     PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B                                   management and leadership, physical fitness and drill/
                                                                   staff functions.
     This course is designed to introduce students to space
     exploration, orbits, spacecraft and launch vehicles
     and space mission operations and management. The
                                                                   JROTC IVC – Honors (3) S
     leadership studies portion focuses on financial planning,
     banking, credit, investing, real life issues, physical        1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CC                 Grade: 11-12
     fitness and drill/staff functions.
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: B-903C JROTC IIIC (Honors) and
                                                                   recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science
                                                                   Instructor (SASI).
     JROTC IIIC – Honors (3) S
                                                                   In addition tom completing the standard course curriculum
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CC                 Grade: 11-12
                                                                   for B-904A JROTC IVA or B-904B JROTC IVB, each
     PREREQUISITE: Any JROTC II course and                         student will select a topic of personal or professional
     recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science                interest connected to national security, the military or
     Instructor (SASI).                                            AFJROTC and approved by the SASI. The student will
                                                                   complete a three-part honors project on the selected
     In addition to completing the standard course curriculum
                                                                   topic as follows: a research paper or physical project,
     for B-903A JROTC IIIA or B-903B JROTC IIIB, each
                                                                   a portfolio/notebook that contains documentation of the
     student will select a topic of personal or professional
                                                                   project process throughout the semester and an eight
     interest connected to national security, the military or
                                                                   to ten minute PowerPoint presentation to the project
     AFJROTC and approved by the SASI. The student will
                                                                   committee.
     complete a three-part honors project on the selected
     topic as follows: a research paper or physical project,
     a portfolio/notebook that contains documentation of the
     project process throughout the semester and an eight


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JROTC V – Aviation Ground School (3) S                      the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C4                Grade: 9-12      The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the
                                                            elements of military drill, and describes individual and
PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B
                                                            group precision movements, procedures for saluting,
This course is the foundation for students interested in    drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development
receiving a private pilot’s license. When the course is     of command voice. Students are provided detailed
completed the students should be prepared to take and       instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for
pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written      civilian and military events and have the opportunity to
examination. The leadership studies portion focuses on      personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures
leadership theory and leadership styles. It also includes   at the appropriate level commensurate with their
physical fitness and drill/staff functions.                 enrollment experience.


JROTC VIA – Drill and Ceremonies I (3) S                    JROTC VID – Drill and Ceremonies IV (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6A               Grade: 9-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6D               Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B and must take the               PREREQUISITE: JROTC IV course and must take
AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall                    the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall
The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the         The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on
elements of military drill, and describes individual and    the elements of military drill, and describes individual
group precision movements, procedures for saluting,         and group precision movements, procedures for
drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development        saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and
of command voice. Students are provided detailed            development of command voice. Students are provided
instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for     detailed instruction on ceremonial performances
civilian and military events and have the opportunity to    and protocol for civilian and military events and have
personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures    the opportunity to personally learn Air Force drill
at the appropriate level commensurate with their            concepts and procedures at the appropriate level
enrollment experience.                                      commensurate with their enrollment experience.


JROTC VIB – Drill and Ceremonies II (3) S
                                                            Naval Junior ROTC Program
                                                            (Forest Hills, Sun Valley)
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6B               Grade: 9-12
                                                            The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes
PREREQUISITE: JROTC II course and must take                 citizenship and leadership development, as well as
the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall                our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power,
The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the         and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval
elements of military drill, and describes individual and    operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology.
group precision movements, procedures for saluting,         Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the
drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development        year by extra-curricular activities of community service,
of command voice. Students are provided detailed            academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions,
instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for     field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities,
civilian and military events and have the opportunity to    marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness
personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures    training. Electronic classroom equipment, textbooks,
at the appropriate level commensurate with their            uniforms, educational training aids, travel allowance,
enrollment experience.                                      and a cost-share of instructors’ salaries are provided by
                                                            the Navy.
                                                            The NJROTC promotes patriotism, develops informed
JROTC VIC – Drill and Ceremonies III (3) S                  and responsible citizens, respect for constructed
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6C               Grade: 9-12      authority, and leadership potential. NJROTC promotes
                                                            high school completion, higher education and community
PREREQUISITE: JROTC III course and must take                service.


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     The purpose is to develop a high degree of personal           Naval Knowledge (3) S
     honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNK
     skills.
                                                                   This course teaches the cadets about the importance of
     NJROTC promotes an understanding of the basic
                                                                   Sea Power, National Security and the Laws of the Sea.
     elements and need for national security and provides
     information on the military services as a possible career.
     Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior     Naval Skills (3) S
     ROTC. Further, the NJROTC program is not a recruiting
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNS
     platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students
     that complete a minimum of two years in NJROTC can            This course teaches the cadets about ship board life,
     qualify for ROTC college scholarships, service academy        rules of the road, and Navigation.
     appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades
     should they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college
     scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In    Leadership Theory (3) S
     addition, scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C7
     monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500.
                                                                   This is an advanced course that teaches cadets about
                                                                   Ethics, Morals and has real life case studies concerning
                                                                   these issues.
     Cadet Field Manual (3) S                    Grade: 9-12
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CFM
                                                                   Leadership Theory (3) S
     This course instructs cadets on the proper wearing of
     the Navy uniform, Military Customs and Courtesies and         1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C8
     introduces them to military drill.
                                                                   This is an advanced course that teaches cadets about
                                                                   being in positions of Authority and their responsibilities
                                                                   for others.
     Intro to NJROTC (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CIN                                  Science Credit for JROTC
     PREREQUISITE: Students must take 95012CFM                     Courses
     and 95022CIN as PREREQUISITE to all other
     subsequent courses.                                           The Nautical Sciences portion of Naval JROTC may be
                                                                   taken as a science elective. See the Science course
     This course teaches the cadets about the history of           listings for more information.
     the JROTC program, Citizenship, laws, Authority and
     Responsibility.


     Maritime History (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CMH
     This course teaches cadets the history of wars at sea,
     Strategy and Tactics used in battle and an overview of
     the U.S. Navy.


     Nautical Sciences (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNV
     This course teaches the cadets about Maritime
     Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy
     and Aeronautical Science.


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MISCELLANEOUS COURSES
Academic Orientation (3) S                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 61452B
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202BAO                                 Designed to develop the fundamental attitudes and
                                                             behaviors needed to secure employment and advance
This course is a summer transition program designed
                                                             in a career. Skills are generic to all occupations, and
to provide additional academic support for ninth grade
                                                             emphasize proficiency in the workplace, problem
students. The focus of this class will be to improve the
                                                             solving, teamwork, and self-management. In addition,
student’s fundamental skills in the areas of Math and
                                                             skills are developed which are specific to investigating,
English. This class will involve critical fundamental
                                                             securing, and maintaining appropriate employment.
pieces of the curricula from both Algebra 1A and Modular
English. (Forest Hills High ONLY)                            (Central Academy of Technology and Arts)


Advanced Computer Science Topics (4) S                       Computer Competency (2) S
   1 Credit – NCWISE # 25045C              Grade: 10-12      1 Credit – NCWISE # 25011C                 Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling                  Student referral by guidance department. This course
(formerly Algebra III/Trig.)                                 is designed for students who have not met N.C.
                                                             Computer Competency Requirements for a high school
This course is paired with AP Computer Science A
                                                             diploma. A student may take this course as many times
to help students design and carry out programming
                                                             as necessary in order to meet the N.C. Competency
projects and to understand the conceptual framework,
                                                             requirements.
factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the
AP Computer Science A. This does not count as a math
credit towards graduation.
                                                             Freshman Focus (3) S
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CFF               Grade: 9-12
AP Computer Science A (5) S
                                                             Academic planning and support topics such as study
1 Credit – NCWISE # 25087C                 Grade: 10-12      skills, social skills, citizenship, and college planning
                                                             are covered. Schools may focus on specific topics to
PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling
                                                             address identified student needs.
(formerly Algebra III/Trig.)
                                                             Academic Competition (3) S
The AP Computer Science course is designed to be
the equivalent of a first semester college-level course      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CAC               Grade: 9-12
in Computer Science. The course will use Java
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation
programming language to emphasize object oriented
programming methodology with a concentration on              This course will allow students involved in academic
problem solving and algorithm development. Students          competitions like Odyssey of the Mind, Science
are expected to take the AP exam in May. This does not       Olympiad and Quiz Bowl to prepare for competition.
count as a math credit towards graduation.                   Students may earn elective credit for each time the
                                                             course is taken.

Academic Internship (3) S
                                                             Leadership Skills (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 40622C                    Grade: 12
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CLS               Grade: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Approval of subject teacher
                                                             Designed to develop leadership potential in students,
Students will have an opportunity to explore academic
                                                             this course includes studies of effective leadership
or career interests in the community with civic, business,
                                                             styles and character values. It also provides first-hand
or individual internships.
                                                             experience in organizing, promoting, and implementing
Career Management (3) S                                      projects.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 61452C Grade: 9-12
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     Living For Teens (3) S                                         students who would like to achieve their best possible
                                                                    SAT, PSAT, or ACT test scores. Test-taking strategies,
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CLT                 Grade: 9-12
                                                                    vocabulary study, reading comprehension, and
     This course will provide students with daily living skills     mathematics review will be the primary focus.
     instruction.
     (South Providence)
                                                                    Study Skills Support Lab (2) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 95502C                 Grade: 9-12
     Library Media Information Skills (3) S
                                                                    This course is designed to provide additional academic
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95152C                  Grade: 10-12       support for students in regular classes. In addition to
                                                                    providing support for regular class work, teachers will
     PREREQUISITE: Application and Media
                                                                    also teach study skills and academic skills to fit the
     Coordinator Approval
                                                                    individual students’ needs. The student will get non-
     Student will explore and evaluate a variety of print           academic elective credit each time he/she takes the
     and non-print resources to interact with ideas in an           course. Students are recommended by their counselor
     information-intensive environment.       Topics include        or academic teachers for this course.
     research strategies, ethical behavior, and the use of
     technologies for information retrieval and automation of
     media center functions. Credit will be given for each          Teacher Cadet I (3) S
     semester the student is enrolled in the course.
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 95122C                Grade: 11-12
                                                                    PREREQUISITE/COPREREQUISITE: Sociology
     Media Literacy (3) S
                                                                    This course introduces students to the profession of
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CMP                Grade: 10-12       teaching. Along with various instructional practices
                                                                    and activities, the students are involved in a classroom
     PREREQUISITE: Application and Media
                                                                    experience at the elementary or middle school level.
     Coordinator/Instructor approval
                                                                    (With the approval of the instructor, students may
     Students will apply production techniques while creating       complete the experience at the high school level.)
     multimedia projects and/or school news broadcast over
     closed circuit networks. Topics include scriptwriting,
     identification of media bias, graphics production, visual      Teacher Cadet II (3) S
     advertising, and digital/video editing. Credit will be given
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 95132C                Grade: 11-12
     for each semester the student is enrolled in the course.
                                                                    PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet I
                                                                    This course continues to introduce students to the
     Peer Tutoring (3) S
                                                                    profession of teaching. Students learn to prepare
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CPT                Grade: 11-12       lessons and are involved in a classroom experience at
                                                                    the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval
     PREREQUISITE: Principal selection
                                                                    of the instructor, students may complete the experience
     Designed to involve students in maintaining a positive         at the high school level.)
     climate in the schools. Students are selected for the
     program on the basis of leadership and helping ability.
                                                                    Teacher Cadet III – Honors (4) S
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C3                  Grade: 12
     SAT Preparation (3) S
                                                                    PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet II
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 95102C                  Grade: 10-12
                                                                    This course is recommended for rising seniors who have
     PREREQUISITE: Geometry
                                                                    a desire to become future educators. It provides the
     This course is strongly recommended for college and            opportunity to explore the field of education through an
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middle school setting. This course requires the student       Pre-College Reading (3) S                   Grade: 10-12
to participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 95102CC
Program.
                                                              PREREQUISITE: Students planning to attend
                                                              school beyond high school.
Teacher Cadet IV – Honors (4) S
                                                              This course deals with improving comprehension and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C4                    Grade: 12      study skills including critical reading and thinking skills,
                                                              mastery of the dictionary and library reference skills.
PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet III
To allow rising seniors who have a desire to become
future educators and who have completed the Teacher           Reading Across the Curriculum (3) S
Cadet I, II and III courses, the opportunity to explore the
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 10012C                   Grade: 9-12
field of education through an internship with a mentoring
teacher in an elementary or middle school setting. This       This course is designed to enhance and support students’
course requires the student to participate in the state       reading in all subject areas. Vocabulary development
level NC Teacher Cadet Program.                               will be a major part of this course.




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     OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
     This is one of four courses of study through which a student may earn a high school diploma. It focuses on functional
     skills and workplace management. Eligibility for participation is determined by the Individualized Education Program
     (IEP) Team which includes students and parents. A student should only be considered for participation if the IEP Team
     determines that the NC Standard Course of Study is inappropriate for the student even with the use of modifications,
     adaptations, supplemental aids and services. Students enter the program in the ninth grade.



      OCCUPATIONAL COURSE OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS

      CONTENT                CREDIT          COURSE NAME AND NUMBER

      English                4 Credits       B-105 Occupational English I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92100C
                                             B-106 Occupational English II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92110C
                                             B-107 Occupational English III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92120C
                                             B-108 Occupational English IV (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92130C
                                             Occupational English I
                                             In this course, students will explore and examine a variety of communication
                                             modes and the importance each plays in daily living and employment settings.
                                             Reading and Writing strategies will be applied to interpret and express factual
                                             and functional information.
                                             Occupational English II
                                             Students in this course will analyze and employ effective communication
                                             strategies in both daily living and employment settings. Students will learn to
                                             use standard rules of convention and syntax to give and request information.
                                             Occupational English III
                                             Enables students to read, write and orally express information required in a
                                             variety of daily living and employment settings. Students will demonstrate
                                             effective oral communication in a variety of settings.
                                             Occupational English IV
                                             Integration of oral, written and visual skills to communicate effectively in a variety
                                             of daily living and employment situations.

      Mathematics            3 Credits       B-214 Occupational Math I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92200C
                                             B-215 Occupational Math II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92210C
                                             B-216 Occupational Math III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92220C
                                             Occupational Math I
                                             Focuses on the areas of computation, financial management, time and
                                             measurement, independent living and technology with cooperative learning
                                             within the classroom and the community.
                                             Occupational Math II
                                             Application of skills in math computation, financial management, time and
                                             measurement, independent living and technology.
                                             Occupational Math III
                                             Emphasizes the application of math skills in the community and places of
                                             employment.




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Science                2 Credits      B-305 Life Skills Science I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92310C
                                      B-306 Life Skills Science II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92320C
                                      Life Skills Science I
                                      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to
                                      practice safety in all areas of life and maintain healthy lifestyles.
                                      Life Skills Science II
                                      Students will develop basic, functional knowledge of science concepts in the
                                      areas of earth science, environmental science, and physical science.

Social Studies         2 Credits      B-474 Social Studies I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92450C
                                      B-475 Social Studies II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92460C
                                      Social Studies I (Government/US History)
                                      This course is designed to provide the student with a basic background in United
                                      States history, knowledge of government and political design, citizenship issues,
                                      personal economics and the local geography they need to become responsible
                                      citizens and consumers.
                                      Social Studies II (Self-Advocacy/Problem Solving)
                                      This course is designed to teach students concepts and skills related to self-
                                      advocacy and self-determination.

Computer Skills        As Needed      Computer proficiency as specified in the Individual Education Plan.

Health & PE            1 Credit       B-813 Health and PE (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112C

Career and Technical   4 Credits      Select credits to best prepare for future career interests. Students may enroll in
                                      a career and technical course multiple times for credit.

Arts Education         Not Required   It is recommended that at least one credit in an arts discipline be taken.




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     Electives            6 Credits     B-921 Occupational Preparation I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92400C
                                        B-922 Occupational Preparation II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92410C
                                        B-923 Occupational Preparation III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92420C
                                        B-924 Occupational Preparation IV (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92430C
                                        Students will complete 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based
                                        training, and 360 hours of competitive employment.
                                        Occupational Preparation I
                                        This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals attitudes, behaviors,
                                        and habits needed to obtain and maintain employment in their career choice and make
                                        career advancements. Students will participate in school-based learning activities
                                        including work ethic development, job-seeking skills, decision-making skills, and self-
                                        management. Students will be involved in on-campus vocational training activities such as
                                        school factories, work-based enterprises, hands-on vocational training in Career Technical
                                        Education courses and the operation of small businesses. Formal career planning
                                        and development of knowledge regarding transition planning begins in this course and
                                        continues throughout the strand of Occupational Preparation courses.
                                        Occupational Preparation II
                                        This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors;
                                        resource management, communications, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina,
                                        endurance, safety, mobility skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural
                                        diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course
                                        content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a
                                        foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning
                                        activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills
                                        also will be refined.
                                        Occupational Preparation III
                                        This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors;
                                        resource management, communications, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina,
                                        endurance, safety, mobility skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural
                                        diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course
                                        content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a
                                        foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning
                                        activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills
                                        also will be refined.
                                        Occupational Preparation IV
                                        This course gives students the opportunity to synthesize all the skills acquired in previous
                                        Occupational Preparation courses and apply them to their personal career choice. This
                                        course allows students to solve work-related problems experienced in competitive
                                        employment, practice self-advocacy skills and master the theoretical and practical aspects
                                        of their career choice. Students finish completing the 360 hours of integrated competitive
                                        employment in a community setting required for successful completion of the Occupational
                                        Course of Study. Students also will develop a job placement portfolio that provides an
                                        educational and vocational record of their high school experience.
                                        OCS Career Training (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92400CC
                                        PREREQUISITE: Occupational Preparation I
                                        This course is designed to provide students in the Occupational Course of Study with the
                                        opportunity to participate in off-campus vocational training that is in alignment with their
                                        post-school employment goal. The course allows release time for students to be involved
                                        in work-based learning activities including but not limited to: internships, apprenticeships,
                                        job shadowing, community service projects, vocational job coach services, individual
                                        competitive employment placements, or supported employment. This course may be
                                        repeated more than one time for credit based on the student’s need for work-based
                                        vocational training.

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     SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
Academies of Forest Hills High School – Middle              basic computer operations, security issues, and use
College And                                                 of software applications. Upon completion, students
                                                            should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the
FHHS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
                                                            role and function of computers and use the computer
(STEM) Academy
                                                            to solve problems. This course has been approved to
Career Academy of South Providence School                   satisfy
Central Academy of Technology and Arts                      the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
                                                            education core requirement in natural sciences/
International Baccalaureate at Marvin Ridge High
                                                            mathematics
School
Monroe High School Architectural, Construction,
and Engineering (ACE) Academy                               Orientation to Medical Assisting
Union County Early College                                  1 Credit - NCWISE # 7222U                     Grade 9-12
                                                            This course covers the history of medicine and the role of
                                                            the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis
Academies of Forest Hills High                              is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude,
                                                            behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon
School                                                      completion, students should be able to project a positive
                                                            attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting.
   • Middle College
   • Science, Technology, Engineering and
                                                            Orientation to Clinical Setting I
     Math (STEM) Academy
                                                            1 Credit - NCWISE # 7222UC                    Grade 9-12
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Medical Assisting or
Middle College High School                                  COLT programs

Program                                                     This course provides an early opportunity to observe
                                                            and/or perform in the medical setting. Emphasis is placed
The Middle College High School program at Forest Hills      on medical assisting procedures including appointment
High School will provide students with the opportunity      scheduling, filing, greeting patient, telephone techniques,
to earn a college certificate during high school in which   billing, collections, medical records, and related medical
students can use towards a degree at South Piedmont         procedures. Upon completion, students should be able
Community College. The college credits earned at            to identify administrative and clinical procedures in the
Forest Hills High School can be transferred to select       medical environment. Medical asepsis such as hand
community colleges and universities across North            washing and donning sterile gloves will be introduced.
Carolina.

Medical Assisting – Office                                  Medical Terminology I
Laboratory Technician (COLT)                                3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM1               Grade 9-12
Certification                                               This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
                                                            used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical
                                                            vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy,
Introduction to Computers                                   physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of
                                                            selected systems. Upon completion, students should be
3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI                 Grade 9-12
                                                            able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as
PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores             related to selected body systems and their pathological
                                                            disorders.
This course introduces computer concepts, including
fundamental functions and operations of the computer.
Topics include identification of hardware components,


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     Admin. Office Procedures I                                   This course introduces computer concepts, including
                                                                  fundamental functions and operations of the computer.
     2 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UA1                 Grade 9-12
                                                                  Topics include identification of hardware components,
     This course introduces medical office administrative
                                                                  basic computer operations, security issues, and use
     procedures. Topics include appointment processing,
                                                                  of software applications. Upon completion, students
     written and oral communications, medical records,
                                                                  should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the
     patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion,
                                                                  role and function of computers and use the computer
     students should be able to perform basic administrative
                                                                  to solve problems. This course has been approved to
     skills within the medical environment.
                                                                  satisfy
                                                                  the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
     Laboratory Procedures I                                      education core requirement in natural sciences/
                                                                  mathematics.
     5 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UL1                 Grade 9-12
     This will be a dual enrollment at SPCC and FHHS;
     Transportation must be provided by the student.              Medical Terminology I
     PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Medical Assisting or             3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM1                Grade 9-12
     COLT programs
                                                                  This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
     This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques     used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical
     used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety,    vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy,
     quality control, collecting and processing specimens,        physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of
     performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and        selected systems. Upon completion, students should be
     follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations.        able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as
     Upon completion, students should be able to perform          related to selected body systems and their pathological
     basic lab tests/skills based on course topics. *Students     disorders.
     must be 18 years old to enroll in this course at SPCC.
     This course can be taken after graduation to complete
     the COLT Certification.                                      Medical Terminology II
                                                                  3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM2                Grade 9-12
     Medical/Legal Issues                                         PREREQUISITE: MED 121

     3 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UM                 Grade 9-12      This course is the second in a series of medical
                                                                  terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary
     This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and         and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology,
     ethical issues involved in providing health-care services.   pathological conditions, and treatment of selected
     Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical      systems. Upon completion, students should be able to
     practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and       pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to
     office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical      selected body systems and their pathological disorders.
     practice liability. Upon completion, students should be
     able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current
     medical law and accepted ethical behavior.                   Administrative Office Procedures I
                                                                  2 Credits- NCWISE # 7222UA1                 Grade 9-12

     Medical Office Administration                                This course introduces medical office administrative
                                                                  procedures. Topics include appointment processing,
     Certificate                                                  written and oral communications, medical records,
     Introduction to Computers                                    patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion,
                                                                  students should be able to perform basic administrative
     3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI                  Grade 9-12      skills within the medical environment.
     PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores




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Administrative Office Procedures II                          to solve problems. This course has been approved
                                                             to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
2 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UA2                 Grade 9-12
                                                             general education core requirement in natural sciences/
PREREQUISITE: MED 130                                        mathematics
This course provides medical office procedures in
both economic and management skills. Topics include
                                                             Presentation Graphics
physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies,
liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory      3 Credits - NCWISE # 64122UP                 Grade 9-12
insurance procedures.
                                                             PREREQUISITE: CIS 110
Upon completion, students should be able to manage
                                                             This course provides hands-on experience with
the economics of the medical office and supervise
                                                             a graphics presentation package. Topics include
personnel.
                                                             terminology, effective chart usage, design and layout,
                                                             integrating hardware components, and enhancing
                                                             presentations with text, graphics, audio and video.
Keyboarding
                                                             Upon completion, students should be able to design and
2 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UK              Grade 9-12         demonstrate an effective presentation.
This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis
is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and
development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion,
students should be able to key at an acceptable speed        Science, Technology,
and accuracy level using the touch system.                   Engineering & Math Academy

Medical/Legal Issues
                                                              (STEM)
                                                             The Science Technology Engineering & Math Academy
3 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UM                 Grade 9-12      at Forest Hills High School will provide challenging
This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and         curriculum created by North Carolina Department of
ethical issues involved in providing health-care services.   Public Instruction and Project Lead The Way. Students will
Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical      have the opportunity to prepare for a career, earn honors
practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and       level course credit, earn articulated college credit, and/
office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical      or a Certified Nurse Aide credential or EMT credential,
practice liability. Upon completion, students should be      which is recognized by industry while in high school.
able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current           Links of interest: http://ncpltw.pratt.duke.edu/, and www.
medical law and accepted ethical behavior.                   ncpublicschools.org/cte/trade/curriculum/programs/.



Office Systems Technology –                                  Advanced Manufacturing
Microsoft Office Certificate                                 Systems - Project Lead The
Introduction to Computers                                    Way
3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI                  Grade 9-12
                                                             Engineering
PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores
                                                             These courses provide students with hands-on
This course introduces computer concepts, including          experience in science, technology, engineering and math
fundamental functions and operations of the computer.        (STEM). Courses will prepare students for academic
Topics include identification of hardware components,        and professional success in engineering using activities,
basic computer operations, security issues, and use          projects and problem-based learning. Students will have
of software applications. Upon completion, students          real world applications of technologies learned. Project
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the        Lead the Way curriculum will be used for this series and
role and function of computers and use the computer          is a nationally renowned curriculum.


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     Fundamentals of Technology                                    PLTW Principles of Engineering - Honors
     1 Credit - NCWISE # 81102C                   Grade: 9-10      1 Credit - NCWISE # 80215C                        Grade 11
     This course provides PREREQUISITE hands-on                    First Semeter
     experiences in principles and processes essential for the
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: #8020 Introduction to Engineering
     study of the technology systems courses and develops
                                                                   Design
     a foundation for students interested in any technical field
     of study. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, design,      This survey course of engineering exposes students
     technical communication, modeling, testing, evaluation,       to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a
     and implications of technology. Activities are structured     postsecondary engineering course of study. Students
     to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics,       have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-
     language and fine arts. Work-based learning strategies        tech careers and to develop skills and understanding
     appropriate for this course include job shadowing and         of course concepts. Students employ engineering and
     field trips. This course and TSA technical and leadership     scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design
     activities develop skills essential for students interested   problems. They develop problem-solving skills and
     in technical or engineering career fields.                    apply their knowledge of research and design to create
                                                                   solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how
                                                                   to document their work and communicate their solutions
     PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design - Honors              to peers and members of the professional community.

       1 Credit - NCWISE # 80205C                  Grade 9-10
                                                                   PLTW Digital Electronics - Honors
     In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design
     software to help them design solutions to solve proposed      1 Credit - NCWISE # 80225C                        Grade 11
     problems. Students will learn how to document their
                                                                   Second Semester
     work and communicate solutions to peers and members
     of the professional community. The major focus of the         PREREQUISITE: #8021 Principles of Engineering
     IED course is to expose students to the design process,
                                                                   This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used
     research and analysis, teamwork, communication
                                                                   to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics
     methods, global and human impacts, engineering
                                                                   is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such
     standards, and technical documentation.
                                                                   as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers,
                                                                   digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The
                                                                   major focus of the DE course is to expose students to
     PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing -
                                                                   the design process of combinational and sequential
     Honors
                                                                   logic design, teamwork, communication methods,
     1 Credit - NCWISE # 80305C                 Grade: 10-12       engineering standards, and technical documentation.
     PREREQUISITE: #8022 Digital Electronics
     The major focus of this course is to answer questions         PLTW Engineering Design & Development -
     such as: How are things made? What processes go into          Honors
     creating products? Is the process for making a water
                                                                   1 Credit - NCWISE # 80405C                        Grade 12
     bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How
     do assembly lines work? How has automation changed            PREREQUISITE:         #8031    Civil   Engineering      and
     the face of manufacturing? As students find the answers       Architecture
     to these questions, they learn about the history of
                                                                   This capstone course allows students to design a
     manufacturing, a sampling of manufacturing processes,
                                                                   solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They
     robotics, and automation. The course is built around
                                                                   have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it
     several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer
                                                                   when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering
     Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided
                                                                   research course in which students will work in teams
     Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible
                                                                   to research, design, test, and construct a solution to
     manufacturing systems.
                                                                   an open-ended engineering problem. The product
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to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the        in this course. Work-based strategies appropriate
problem. The team presents and defends their solution        for this course include field trips and job shadowing.
to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the     Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the
course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the      production of completed drawings.
skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead
The Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps
students design solutions to the problem their team          Electronics I (3) S
has chosen. This course also engages students in time
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C                   Grade: 10-12
management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to
students in the future.                                      PREREQUISITE: Algebra I
                                                             Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals of
                                                             direct current. Students learn electrical theory, Ohm’s
Drafting I
                                                             law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis is placed
1 Credit - NCWISE # 79212XS                  Grade 9-12      on methods of measuring and calculating resistance,
                                                             voltage and current in series and series - parallel circuits.
This course introduces students to the use of graphic
                                                             Additional topics cover schematic diagrams electronic
tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found
                                                             components, soldering, tools, safety, and occupations in
in the engineering and design pathways. Topics
                                                             the electronics field.
include sketching, geometric construction techniques,
orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views,
auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students
planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields
should enroll in this course.


Drafting II-Engineering Honors
1 Credit - NCWISE # 79725C                  Grade 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Drafting I
This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and
use of complex graphic tools used in the architecture,
structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis
is placed on the CAD tools in the creation of floor plans,
wall sections, and elevation drawings. Math, science
and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based
learning strategies appropriate for this course include
field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the
time in class is devoted to the production of completed
drawings.


Drafting III-Engineering Honors
1 Credit - NCWISE # 79735C                  Grade 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Drafting II-Architectural Honors
and teacher approval
This course introduces students to advanced
architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed
on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution
of site and foundation plans as well as topographical
information and detail drawings of stairs and wall
sections. Teaming and problem-solving are reinforced


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                                    Community College Articulated Credit for Drafting
                                                  Articulated Credit

             Union County Public Schools courses                          Community College courses
                      7921 – Drafting I and
                                                                                 DFT 151 CAD I
                 7962 – Drafting II Engineering


                                                                 Medical Science II Honors-EMT Basic
     Emergency Medical Technician
                                                                 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72225C                Grade 12
     (EMT) Certification                                         PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied
                                                                 Health Science I & passing score on the
     These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical     community college TABE reading test.
     information and skills through a variety of technical and   This course will focus on acquiring the EMT Basic
     practical learning experiences which lead to an EMT-        certification through SPCC. This specialized course
     Basic certification in North Carolina.                      is designed to prepare potential health care workers,
                                                                 i.e. EMS, preferably seniors, for performance in an
                                                                 advanced technical or professional health career.
     Medical Sciences I                                          Emphasis is placed on professional development,
     1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C                                  communications, safety, bioethical/legal practices,
     Grade 11-12                                                 healthcare delivery systems, assessment and
                                                                 diagnostic practices, health maintenance practices,
     PREREQUISITE: Biology, Algebra I and Biomedical             and problem-solving and decision making. Skills
     Technology                                                  in mathematics, science, and communications
     This course uses advanced investigative approaches          are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning
     in the study of medicine and health care. This course       strategies include the development of individualized
     is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the       clinical skills specifically related to emergency
     anatomy and physiology of the human body. The               services (minimum of 60 hours with 36 hours of
     individual components and functions of each body            ride time on an ambulance) to be completed after
     system will be placed on the disease and disorder           school or on weekends. Students will be required
     pathology of each system and its components.                to spend 4 Saturdays (8 hours each) at SPCC for
                                                                 hands-on skill training.


               Community College Articulated Credit for EMT Certification for Medical Science Courses
                                                Articulated Credit

             Union County Public Schools courses                          Community College courses
                                                                 MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND
                       Medical Sciences I
                                                                     MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I
                                                                     MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND
                        Medical Sciences II
                                                                        MED 122 Medical Terminology II




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Certified Nursing Assistant                                  Allied Health Sciences II – Nurse Aide I       Y

(CNA) Certification                                          2 Credits - NCWISE # 72122C                 Grade 12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or
These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical
                                                             Medical Sciences I
information and skills through a variety of technical
and practical learning experiences which lead to an          This course is designed to prepare potential health
CNA certification in North Carolina which would qualify      care workers, preferably seniors, to become
students for a Nurse Aide I position and/or help students    effective and efficient multi-skilled health team
to get into a Registered Nurse program at a college or       members. Emphasis is placed on the development
university.                                                  of proficiency in employability skills, emergency
                                                             care skills, safety skills, clerical skills, and health
                                                             care skills. The work-based learning strategy
Medical Sciences I                                           appropriate for this course is a minimum 65-
                                                             hour clinical internship where student interns
1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C                Grade: 11-12
                                                             deliver health care in local hospitals, medical/
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Algebra I and Biomedical              dental/veterinarian offices, nursing/convalescent/
Technology                                                   retirement facilities, wellness centers, etc. Skills
                                                             in science, mathematics, communications, health,
This course uses advanced investigative approaches           and social studies are reinforced in this course.
in the study of medicine and health care. This course        HOSA activities support networking with health
is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the        care agencies and professionals through the
anatomy and physiology of the human body. The                development of clinical expertise and volunteerism.
individual components and functions of each body
system will be placed on the disease and disorder
pathology of each system and its components.




       Community College Articulated Credit for CNA Program for Allied/Medical Science Courses
                                         Articulated Credit

      Union County Public Schools courses                            Community College courses
                                                            MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND
       Medical Sciences I or Allied Health I
                                                                MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I
                                                                MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND
                   Allied Health II
                                                                   MED 122 Medical Terminology II




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                            CAREER ACADEMY OF SOUTH PROVIDENCE
     In keeping with UCPS’s motto “Growing Possibilities….” this program offers older students at-risk for dropping out of
     school an opportunity to complete the requirements for high school graduation in a non-traditional setting. Furthermore,
     UCPS recognizes some of our students need to work to support families and tend to drop out of school to meet these
     obligations. The program is designed to offer flexibility around school and work hours which provides the motivation
     to continue schooling while working. Additionally, the program will be structured to exclude students who are on track
     for a 28 credit diploma.
     Career Academy Diploma program is a highly structured and limited opportunity for a select number of students whose
     circumstances prevent graduation from high school. Students must complete 20 to 21 required and elective credits
     in order to receive a North Carolina high school diploma. The program is coordinated through the home school in
     conjunction with South Providence School.
     Referrals are submitted by the school principal and reviewed by a committee of school system staff. Only students who
     demonstrate a high degree of motivation and cooperation will be accepted into the program.

     Guidelines:
        1. Students must have (unsuccessfully) completed 3 semesters and be 16 years old before admission to the
           program.
        2. A plan for graduation will be developed for every student admitted to the program by the Dropout Prevention
           Counselor.
        3. The school principal will have the authority to dismiss any student from the diploma program who is disruptive,
           uncooperative, or not making progress toward graduation.
        4. Only students displaying a significant hardship that will impede their ability to graduate from high school in the
           traditional fashion or who are strongly considering dropping out of school will be admitted.
        5. The principal and the Dropout Prevention Committee reserve the right to deny admission to any student who
           does not meet the set criteria.



        Students must complete the following courses required by North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.

         Credits

        Entry prior    Entry 2009
                                                                           Program Area
         to 2009        or after

             4              4                                  English Language Arts I, II, III, and IV

                                        Mathematics (For prior to 2009 Algebra I and 2 additional math courses. For 2009
                                       or later: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level math course with Algebra
             3              4
                                        II as a prerequisite or Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a higher level math with
                                                               Integrated Mathematics as prerequisite)

                                            Science (A Physical Science or Chemistry course, Biology, and an Earth/
             3              3
                                                                Environmental Science Course)

             3              3                  Social Studies (World History, Civics/Economics, and U.S. History)

             1              1                                             Healthful Living

                                         Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses (Ex. of
             6              6
                                          electives include JROTC and other courses that are of interest to the student.)


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Central Academy of                                           Computer Engineering Technology I (3) S
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 79912C              Grade: 9-12
Technology and Arts                                          PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and
                                                             Algebra I
                                                             This course introduces the essential hardware
Information Technology Academy                               competencies for an entry-level PC service technician.
                                                             This course focuses on the CompTIA A+ Core
Medical Sciences Academy
                                                             Hardware exam objectives. Students demonstrate
Performing Arts Academy                                      basic knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading,
                                                             troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer
Pre-Engineering Academy                                      systems. The work-based strategy appropriate for
                                                             this course is job shadowing. Hands-on experiences
Teacher Preparation Academy                                  and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many
                                                             opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and
Transportation Systems Academy                               career development.



Central Academy of Technology                                Computer Engineering Technology II -
                                                             Honors (4) S
and Arts Career and Technical                                1 Credit – NCWISE # 79922C            Grade: 10-12
Education                                                    PREREQUISITE: Computer Engineering
*The following CTE courses are taught only at Central        Technology I
Academy Technology and Arts                                  This course provides the essential operating
                                                             systems competencies for an entry-level PC service
                                                             technician. This course focuses on the CompTIA
Information Technology                                       A+ Operating System exam objectives. Students
Academy                                                      demonstrate knowledge of installing, configuring,
                                                             upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing operating
In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the   systems. Work-based strategies appropriate for this
following major courses as determined by their academy.      course are job shadowing, internship, cooperative
                                                             education, and apprenticeship. Hands-on experiences
                                                             and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many
Networking I (3) S                                           opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 79802C                 Grade: 10-12      career development.

Networking I Business Education (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 63412C                                   Electronics I (3) S

This course provides a broad-based foundation in the         1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C             Grade: 10-12
administration of computer network systems. Emphasis         PREREQUISITE: Algebra I
is on PC/network hardware and operating systems,
architecture, protocols, design and security, and career     Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals
development.       Communication, mathematics, and           of direct current. Students learn electrical theory,
critical thinking skills are strengthened throughout the     Ohm’s law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis
course.                                                      is placed on methods of measuring and calculating
                                                             resistance, voltage and current in series and series
                                                             - parallel circuits. Additional topics cover schematic
                                                             diagrams electronic components, soldering, tools,
                                                             safety, and occupations in the electronics field.




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     Electronics II (3) Y                                          Network Engineering Technology II Cisco - Honors
                                                                   (4) S
     2 Credits – NCWISE # 76322D                Grade: 10-12
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 79815C                  Grade: 11-12
     Electronics II - Honors (4) Y
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: Networking I & Algebra I
     2 Credits – NCWISE # 76325D
                                                                   This course introduces the students to the fundamentals
     PREREQUISITE: Electronics I
                                                                   principles of networks and their operation from an
     Students learn advanced electronic practices and              industry’s point of view. Emphasis is placed on hands-
     principles, special equipment and materials, and              on skills needed to design, set-up, maintain networks,
     employment opportunities. Topics include principles           install cabling, and configure vendor-specific routers
     and applications of alternating current, power supplies,      and switches. Technical writing and binary mathematic
     schematic diagrams, and transistors. Skills in leadership,    skills also will be emphasized. The expectation of this
     safety, math, reading, problem-solving, tools, and test       course sequence is for sources to sit for the CISCO
     equipment are reinforced.                                     credentialing examination.


     Home Technology Integration (HTI) (3) S                       Network Engineering Technology III Cisco
                                                                   - Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 74092C                 Grade: 10-12
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 79825C                      Grade: 12
     This course equips students with the fundamental
     knowledge and skills to enable them to install and            PREREQUISITE: Network Engineering II; Algebra II
     integrate interconnected subsystems within the
                                                                   Through hands-on experiences, this course introduces
     home. Primary topics include voice, date, and video
                                                                   the concepts of wide area networks, advanced router
     distribution, surveillance network, multi-room audio/
                                                                   configurations, switched networks, VLANS, and
     video distribution, infrared (IR) repeater, scenic light
                                                                   vendor-specific network management protocols. The
     control, and home automation.
                                                                   expectation of this course is for the student to sit for the
                                                                   appropriate industry credentialing examination.
     Network Administration II / MS - Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 63475C                 Grade: 11-12       Foundations of Information Technology (3)S
     PREREQUISITE: Networking I                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 63402C                   Grade: 9-12
     This course is the second of two courses of a certification   This course provides students with the essential
     program based on industry-validated skill standards.          competencies to pursue further study in information
     Topics of this course include networking security,            technology. Emphasis is on the career concentrations
     administrator responsibilities, and documentation of          of network systems, information support and services,
     work-based experience. Critical thinking skills are           programming and software development, and interactive
     taught. The expectations of this course sequence are for      media.
     students to sit for the appropriate industry credentialing
     exam. Work-based learning strategies appropriate to
     this course are internships, cooperative education, and       Business Advanced Studies (3) S
     apprenticeship. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 65992C                      Grade: 12
     FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and
     competitions provide opportunities for application of         PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Business
     instructional competencies.                                   Education with at least one pf those being a
                                                                   second level course.
                                                                   This culminating course is for seniors who are
                                                                   career focused in accounting and finance, business
                                                                   administration, business management and ownership,
                                                                   information technology, or office systems technology.
                                                                   Students will write a research paper, produce a product,
                                                                   and deliver a presentation.

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e-Commerce I - Honors (4) S                                 structures including classes, arrays, etc. The course
                                                            also includes manipulating and using databases and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 64155C                Grade: 11-12
                                                            text files. Emphasis is placed on advanced functionality,
PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications II                      packaging and deploying business solutions, and
                                                            program life-cycle revision and maintenance.
This course is designed to help students master skills
in the design and construction of complex web sites         Community College Articulated Credit for the
for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on      Information Systems Academy
skill development in advanced web page construction
                                                               • Computer Engineering Technology I & II = Survey
and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business
                                                                 Operating System and Hardware, Installation,
electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and
                                                                 and Management.
ethical issues related to electronic business. Students
will plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote      • Electronics I & II = DC/AC Electricity
an electronic business web site.
                                                               • eCommerce I = CIS 172/WEB 110 Introduction to
                                                                 the Internet
e-Commerce II – Honors (4) S                                   • eCommerce II = ITN 160/WEB 210 Web Design
1 Credit – NCWISE # 64165C                Grade: 11-12         • Foundations of Information Technology = CIS
                                                                 111/CTS 111 Basic PC Literacy OR CIS 113/CTS
PREREQUISITE: e-Commerce I - Honors
                                                                 113 Computer Basics
This course is designed to help students master
                                                               • Computer Engineering I = CTS 120 Hardware/
advanced skills in electronic commerce security;
                                                                 Software Support
payment infrastructure; secure electronic commerce
transactions; and electronic commerce order entry,             • Computer Engineering II = CTS 220 Advanced
tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing        Hardware/Software Support
techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking
                                                               • Networking I = NET 110 Data Communication/
and using customer and sales data, and other uses of
                                                                 Networking
databases in electronic commerce sites.
                                                               • Network Engineering Technology II Cisco = NET
                                                                 125 Routing & Switching I AND NET 126 Routing
Computer Programming I (3) S                                     & Switching II
1 Credit – NCWISE # 64212C                Grade: 10-12         • A+ Certification available through CET I & II
PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and a                    • CISCO Certification available though Network
passing grade in Algebra I required and additional               Engineering II & III
advanced math recommended
                                                               • Microsoft Network Administration Certification
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of             available through Network Administration II
programming, application development, and writing
software solutions in the Visual Basic environment.
Emphasis is placed on the software development
process, principles of user interface design, and the
writing of a complete Visual Basic program.


Computer Programming II- Honors (4) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 64225C                Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I
This project-based course is designed to teach students
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     Medical Sciences Academy                                      dissection of a feline specimen, an in-depth study
                                                                   of the electrical activity of the heart (including
     The Medical Sciences Academy consists of 3 Major              single-lead and twelve-lead EKG interpretation),
     Areas: Allied Health (for currently enrolled students         and analysis of medical laboratory values such as
     only), Medical Sciences, and Biotechnology. Beginning         arterial blood gases and complete metabolic panels.
     with the 2010-2011 school year, the Allied Health Major
     will no longer be accepting incoming freshman as the
     program will be returning to the traditional high schools.    Introduction to Biotechnology (3) S
     Currently enrolled students in the Allied Health Major will   1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C                  Grade: 9-10
     be able to complete the program as outlined when they
     entered.                                                      This course introduces students to the ways scientists,
                                                                   technicians, and engineers work with cells, proteins,
     In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the    and genes to solve medical problems and develop
     following major courses as determined by their academy.       useful products. Students will learn rigorous scientific
                                                                   methodologies and be able to take upper level science
                                                                   courses such as microbiology and genetics.
     Medical Sciences I (3) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 72212C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                                   Biotechnology I (3) S
     PREREQUISITE: Biomedical Technology
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C                     Grade 10
     This course uses advanced investigative approaches in
     the study of medicine and health care. Course content         PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Biotechnology I
     includes patient/client psychology, bioethical/legal          This course provides an in-depth investigation into
     practices, the language of medicine, body chemistry,          biotechnology techniques and processes that are being
     microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and the current         utilized to combat 21st century diseases and health
     and futuristic study of disease and disorders.                concerns. Topics including cloning, stem cell research,
                                                                   vaccinations, graft vs. host disease, genetic engineering
                                                                   and bioterrorism.
     Medical Sciences II – Honors (4) S
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 72225C                     Grade: 12
                                                                   Biotechnology II (3) S
     PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical
     Sciences I                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C                 Grade: 11-12

     This course is designed to prepare health care                PREREQUISITE: Biotechnology I
     workers for performance in an advanced technical              This course is a continuation of Biotechnology I.
     and professional health career. Students will complete
     a 45-hour mentorship with an exemplary health care
     professional. A screening committee will evaluate             Allied Health Sciences I (3) S
     student applications based on academic performance,
     school attendance, conduct, and readiness for the             1 Credit – NCWISE # 72112C                Grade: 11-12
     professional environment. Selected students must be           PREREQUISITE: Biomedical Technology
     able to provide their own transportation.
                                                                   Must have had, or be taking Biology I. This course
                                                                   investigates the health care delivery system, its
     Applications of Medical Science                               services, occupations, and related sciences. Topics
                                                                   include the study of the language of medicine, medical
     1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C                 Grade 12           mathematics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology,
     PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied Health              diseases and disorders, diagnoses, treatments, patient
     Science I                                                     and client care and career development.

     This course will provide students with the opportunity
     to apply the information learned in Anatomy &
     Physiology through a detailed, system-by-system


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Allied Health Sciences II (3) Y                              on entering the health or medical career. Students will
                                                             be required to produce a research paper, product, and
2 Credits – NCWISE # 72122C                   Grade: 12
                                                             presentation.
PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or
Medical Sciences I
                                                             Credentials Available in the Medical Sciences
This course is designed to prepare potential health care     Academy:
workers to become efficient multi-skilled health team
members. Emphasis is placed on employability skills,         Nurse Aide I Certification
emergency care skills, safety skills, clerical skills, and   In today’s hospitals and extended care facilities a nurse
health care skills. A screening committee will evaluate      assistant is an important part of a health care team that
student applications based on academic performance,          includes many personnel outside of nurses. All Nurse Aide
school attendance, conduct, and readiness for the            Training Programs must comply with federal regulations.
professional environment. Selected students must be          Students who past the Nursing Aide I knowledge and skills
able to provide their own transportation.                    test can register with the North Carolina Nursing Registry.


Biomedical Technology (3) S                                  * This Certification exam can be taken at end of the Allied
                                                             Health II course.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 72002C                 Grade: 10-12
                                                             South Piedmont Community College Articulated
PREREQUISITE: Health Team Relations                          Credit for the Medical Sciences Academy:
Survey course designed to investigate current and            Allied Health Sciences II = Medical Terminology I & II
21st century medical and health care practices using
computerized databases, media, and visiting health team      Allied Health Sciences I = MED110 Orientation to
professionals. Topics include the world of biomedical        Medical Assistant & MED112 Orientation to Clinic
technology, the language of medicine, present and            Setting I
evolving biomedical specialties, biomedical ethics:
crises and alternatives, and health career development.
                                                             Performing Arts Academy
                                                             In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the
Health Team Relations (3) S                                  following CTE courses as determined by their pathway.
1 Credit- NCWISE # 72102C                   Grade: 9-10      The following strands run through all of the Theatre Arts
PREREQUISITE: None                                           courses: perceiving, thinking, comprehending, applying,
                                                             integrating, communicating, creating, analyzing,
This course is designed to assist potential health care      critiquing, and performing.
workers in their role and function as health team members.
Topics include medical terminology, the history of health
care agencies, personal qualities of a health care worker,   Dance I (3) Y
legal and ethical responsibilities, career exploration,
                                                             2 Credits – NCWISE # 51152D                     Grade: 9
cultural awareness, medical math, leadership, and
career decision-making. Basic academic skills,               Using a modern dance-based approach, Dance I
employability skills, critical thinking skills, team work,   explores movement as a creative art form. Student
and the use of technology are reinforced in this course.     learning includes opportunities to develop kinesthetic
                                                             awareness, proper body alignment, physical strength,
                                                             flexibility, endurance, and care of the dance instrument
Health Sciences Advanced Studies (3) S                       while exploring improvisational and expressive
1 Credit – NCWISE # 72992C                    Grade: 12      movement and basic modern dance technique.
PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Health
Occupations; one of which must be a second level             Dance II (3) Y
course.
                                                             2 Credits – NCWISE # 51162D                    Grade: 10
This course is designed for senior students planning
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Dance I


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      Dance II uses a modern dance-based approach and                Special Topics Dance I (3) S
      follows Dance I.      Dance II emphasizes students’
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 51252C               Grade: 9-12
      acquisition of intermediate movement skills and refined
      motor control through the study of various modern dance        PREREQUISITE: Dance I
      techniques. Through dance ensemble work, students
                                                                     Special Topics Dance I is a basic framework of goals
      continue to explore improvisation, dance elements,
                                                                     and objectives relating to dance as an art form.
      and composition as both dancer and choreographer.
                                                                     Opportunities for creating, performing, responding
      Students present the skills they have learned to selected
                                                                     to, and understanding dance are emphasized. This
      audiences and learn basic technical/theatrical skills for
                                                                     course is designed to support curricular initiatives at
      dance production. Students will maintain a portfolio
                                                                     the local level. Courses such as Dance History, Ballet
      which contains written and/or visual examples of their
                                                                     I, and Dance Appreciation are examples of appropriate
      work.
                                                                     courses that will follow this framework. Students will
                                                                     maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual
                                                                     examples of their work.
      Dance III - Honors (4) Y
      2 Credits – NCWISE # 51175D                     Grade: 11
                                                                     Special Topics Dance II (3) S
      PREREQUISITE: Dance II
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 51262C                Grade: 9-12
      Dance III uses a modern dance-based approach.
      Dance III emphasizes the study of dance as a creative          PREREQUISITE:
      and expressive art form. Students combine the use              Special Topics Dance I and Dance I
      of improvisation, dance elements, choreographic
                                                                     Special Topics Dance II is a sequential course designed
      principles, and technical/theatrical elements to explore
                                                                     to build upon the knowledge and skills gained in Special
      the creation of meaningful dance compositions.
                                                                     Topics Dance I. This course is designed to support
      Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written
                                                                     curricular initiatives at the local level. Courses such as
      and/or visual examples of their work.
                                                                     Ballet II or other second level specialized dance courses
                                                                     are examples of appropriate courses that will follow this
                                                                     framework. Students will maintain a portfolio which
      Dance IV - Honors (4) Y
                                                                     contains written and/or visual examples of their work.
      2 Credits – NCWISE # 51185D                     Grade: 12
      PREREQUISITE: Dance III
                                                                     Performance Forum (3) Y
      Dance IV uses a modern dance-based approach
                                                                     2 Credits – NCWISE # 51342D                Grade: 9-12
      providing students with the opportunity to develop an
      advanced level of dance technique and refine their skills      Performance Forum provides an opportunity for
      as both choreographer and performer. Students apply            Performing Arts students to participate with major
      their creative and technical knowledge and skills through      performing artists in conversational dialogue, and
      a variety of production and performance opportunities.         symposiums with area professionals on topics and
      Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written      disciplines that students are actively involved in.
      and/or visual examples of their work.                          Students will attend 12 extracurricular performances of
                                                                     professional artists throughout the school year and write
                                                                     reflections about these interactions. Performance Forum
      Humanities in the Arts (3) S                                   also gives students the opportunity to gain performance
                                                                     experience on stage in front of the Performing Arts
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 40902C                  Grade: 10-12
                                                                     Faculty and fellow students during two individual recitals
      PREREQUISITE: None                                             given at the Central Academy.
      The humanities curriculum highlights connections
      between and among artistic and academic disciplines.
                                                                     Costume Design I (3) S
      The course will emphasize the arts in context, so that
      the study of the ways in which the arts speak to each          1 Credit – NCWISE # 70352CCD              Grade: 10-12
      other to connect time, places, and people. An historical
                                                                     PREREQUISITE: None
      analysis will give light to contemporary culture, through
      an examination of current artistic and intellectual            This course examines costume production in the areas
      creativity. It is taught with an interdisciplinary approach.   of preparation for costume construction, basic clothing

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construction techniques, textiles, design, and career        Theatre Arts II (3) S
opportunities. Skills in art, communication, mathematics,
science and technology are reinforced in this course.        1 Credit – NCWISE # 53162C                Grade: l0-12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I
Costume Design II (3) S                                      This course is designed to develop the student’s working
                                                             knowledge of acting, set design, make-up, costume,
1 Credit – NCWISE # 70362C                Grade: 11-12       and directing. The student will build upon fundamental
PREREQUISITE: Costume Design I                               skills and apply them through actual performance
                                                             opportunities.
This course focuses on advanced costume development.
The use of fibers and fabrics is combined with design and
construction techniques to develop and produce intrigue      Theatre Arts III – Honors (4) Y
costume designs. Skills in science, mathematics,
communication, management, and teamwork are                  2 Credits – NCWISE # 53175D               Grade: 11-12
reinforced in this course.                                   PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts II or Technical
                                                             Theatre II
Musical Theatre (3) S                                        This course consists of advanced individualized work in
                                                             a seminar style course with an emphasis on in-depth
1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602C                 Grade: 11-12
                                                             research, analysis, application, and production.
PREREQUISITE: Audition and Interview
This course prepares students for post-secondary             Theatre Arts IV – Honors (4) Y
instruction and/or a career in musical theatre. Students
will review the history of musical theatre, assess           2 Credits – NCWISE # 53185D               Grade: 11- 12
different career options, and receive training in audition
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts III Honors
techniques. The course will also provide instruction on
the three elements of musical theatre - song, drama,         Course builds on Honors Theatre Arts III and includes
and dance - and create a framework in which these are        student collaboration with directors and designers to
blended seamlessly into an individualized performance        develop unified production concepts for informal and
style.                                                       formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media
                                                             productions.

Technical Theatre I (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 53252C                  Grade: 9-12
                                                             Pre-Engineering Academy
                                                             In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the
Designed to develop knowledge and skills in the
                                                             following major courses as determined by their academy.
technical elements of play production, including theatre
management, stagecraft, scene design, theatrical
lighting, and music and sound effects.
                                                             PLTW Principles of Engineering – Honors (4) S
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 80215C                  Grade: 9-10
Technical Theatre II (3) S
                                                             This course provides an overview of engineering and
1 Credit – NCWISE # 53262C                  Grade: 9-12      engineering technology. Topics include an overview
                                                             of engineering, product design, communication
PREREQUISITE: Technical Theatre I
                                                             skill   development,      thermodynamics,   materials
This course is designed for students interested in           development and testing, along with engineering for
pursuing further study in theatre management.                quality and reliability. Through theory and hands-on
                                                             experiences, students address the emerging social
                                                             and political consequences of technological change
Theatre Arts I (3) S
                                                             along with enhanced classroom instruction and career
1 Credit – NCWISE # 53152C                  Grade: 9-12      development.
This course teaches students an appreciation for theatre
through academic and practical experience. Students
will be exposed to various areas of the theatre.

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      PLTW Aerospace Engineering – Honors (4) S                   transducers, radiation theory, optical systems, and
                                                                  time constants. Activities are structured to integrate
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 80335C           Grade: 11-12
                                                                  science, mathematics, and language arts. Work-based
      PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering and                 learning strategies appropriate for this course include
      Algebra II                                                  job shadowing, and field trips. This course and TSA
                                                                  activities further enhance the skills essential for success
      This course provides an overview of Aerospace               in technical, engineering, and science related fields.
      Engineering, Aerodynamics and Aerodynamics Testing,
      Flight Systems, Space Life Sciences, Aerospace
      materials and Systems Engineering. This course is           PLTW Engineering Design and Development -
      structured with hands-on projects covering wind tunnel      Honors (4) S
      testing, flight simulation, airfoil design and composite
                                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 80405C                     Grade: 12
      materials. Students use 3-D computer software and
      other support software to test, analyze and modify          PREREQUISITE:
      designs.                                                    Computer Integrated Manufacturing
                                                                  This course allows students to apply what they have
                                                                  learned in academic and pre-engineering courses
      PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design – Honors
                                                                  as they complete challenging, self-directed projects.
      (4) S
                                                                  Students work in teams to design and solutions to
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 80205C               Grade: 9-10        authentic engineering problems. Students keep journals,
                                                                  sketches, mathematical calculations and scientific
      PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering                     research along with an end-of-the-course presentation
      This course emphasizes the development of a design.         on the research they conducted. The presentation of
      Students use computer software to produce, analyze,         the research will be done before a panel of engineering
      and evaluate the models of project solutions. This course   professionals.
      teaches students to be innovative and creative as they
      perform hands-on activities which provides enhanced         PLTW Digital Electronics - Honors (4) S
      classroom instruction and career development.
                                                                  1 Credit – NCWISE # 80225C                 Grade: 10-11
                                                                  PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering
      Principles of Technology I (3) S
                                                                  This course introduces students to applied digital
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 80112C               Grade: 10-12       logic, a key element of careers in engineering and
                                                                  engineering technology. This course explores the smart
      PREREQUISITE: Algebra I.                                    circuits found in watches, calculators, video games and
      This course provides a hands-on approach to                 computers. Students use industry-standard computer
      understanding the fundamental principles and concepts       software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They
      of physics and associated mathematics. Emphasis is          design circuits to solve problems, export their designs
      placed on understanding mechanical, electrical, fluid       to a printed circuit auto-routing program that generates
      and thermal systems as they relate to work, force, rate,    printed circuit boards, and uses appropriate components
      resistance, energy and power. Activities are structured     to build their designs. Students use mathematics and
      to integrate science, mathematics and language arts.        science in solving real-world engineering problems.
      Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this
      course include job shadowing and field trips.
                                                                  PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing - Honors
                                                                  (4) S
      Principles of Technology II (3) S                           1 Credit – NCWISE # 80305C                 Grade: 10-11
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 80122C               Grade: 11-12       PREREQUISITE: Algebra II or Geometry and
      PREREQUISITE: Principles of Technology I                    Introduction to Engineering Design
      A continuation of laboratory-based experiences,             This course teaches the fundamentals of computerized
      students focus on mechanical, electrical, fluid, and        manufacturing technology. It builds on the solid-modeling
      thermal systems as they relate to force transformers,       skills developed in the Introduction of Engineering
      momentum, waves and vibrations, energy convertors,          Design course. Students use 3-D computer software



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to solve design problems. They assess their solutions         frame models using CAD. Math, science and mechanical
through mass propriety analysis (the relationship of          engineering concepts involving the working principles
design, function and materials), modify their designs,        and design of cams and gears are reinforced
and use prototyping equipment to produce 3-D models.

                                                              Drafting III – Architectural (3) S
PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (4) S
                                                              1 Credit – NCWISE # 79632C                    Grade: 12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 80315C                     Grade: 12
                                                              PREREQUISITE: Civil Engineering and Architecture
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering
                                                              Introduces students to advanced architectural design
Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and
                                                              concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in
Principles of Engineering
                                                              the design and execution of site and foundation plans as
This course provides an overview of the field of Civil        well as topographical information and detail drawings of
Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the           stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving
interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each       are reinforced in this course. Work-based strategies
other. Students use state of the art software to solve real   appropriate for this course include field trips and job
world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on          shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is
projects and activities. This course covers topics such       devoted to the production of completed drawings.
as: The Role of Civil Engineers and Architects, Project
                                                              South Piedmont Community College Articulated
Planning, Site planning, Building Design, and Project
                                                              Credit for the Pre-Engineering Academy
Documentation and Presentation.
                                                              Drafting II Engineering = Technical Drafting I
                                                              Drafting III Architectural =CAD I
Drafting I (3) S
1 Credit – NCWISE # 79212C                   Grade: 9-12
This course introduces students to the use of graphic
                                                              Teacher Preparation Academy
tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found            In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the
in the engineering and design pathways. Topics                following CTE courses as determined by their pathway.
include sketching, geometric construction techniques,
orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views,
                                                              Early Childhood I (3) Y
auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students
planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields     2 Credits – NCWISE # 71112C               Grade: 10-12
should enroll in this course.
                                                              This is a course that prepares students to work
(CATA, Forest Hills and Parkwood only)                        with children birth to age 8. Emphasis is placed on
                                                              enhancing the development of young children while
                                                              providing early education and care. Topics include
Drafting II – Engineering (3) S                               stages of development, health, safety, guidance, and
                                                              developmentally appropriate activities.
1 Credit – NCWISE # 79722C                 Grade: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering
Design                                                        Early Childhood II - Honors (4) Y
Drafting II – Engineering - Honors (4) S                      2 Credits – NCWISE # 71125C               Grade: 11-12
1 Credit – NCWISE # 79725C                                    PREREQUISITE: Early Childhood I
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering                     This is a course that prepares students to work with
Design and Geometry recommended                               children birth to twelve years of age in childcare,
                                                              preschool, and/or after school programs. Students
Engineering II focuses on engineering graphics related
                                                              receive instruction in childcare pertaining to teaching
subjects introducing the student to symbol libraries,
                                                              methods, career development, program planning and
industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics
                                                              management, health and safety issues, entrepreneurship
include coordinate systems, principles of machine
                                                              skills and technology.
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      Psychology/Sociology (3) S                                   Teacher Cadet IV - Honors (4) S 2nd Semester
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 40602C                     Grade: 9      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C4                     Grade: 12
      Psychology/Sociology - Honors (4) S                          PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet III
      1 Credit – NCWISE A3 40805C                                  To allow rising seniors who have a desire to become
                                                                   future educators and who have completed the Teacher
      This is a combination course in which the first half
                                                                   Cadet I, II, and III courses, the opportunity to explore the
      will focus on sociology issues including minority and
                                                                   field of education through an internship with a mentoring
      women’s studies. The second half of this course focuses
                                                                   teacher in an elementary or middle school setting. This
      on psychological concepts and theories including current
                                                                   course requires the student to participate in the state
      social problems.
                                                                   level NC Teacher Cadet Program.
      (CATA Only)

                                                                   Parenting and Child Development (3) S
      Teacher Cadet I (3) S
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 70652C                   Grade: 9-12
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95122C                    Grade: 11
                                                                   This course introduces students to responsible nurturing
      Teacher Cadet I - Honors (4) S
                                                                   and basic applications of child development theory.
      1 Credit - Ext. #95125XS                                     Emphasis is on the parents’ responsibilities and the
                                                                   influences they have on children while providing care
      PREREQUISITE: Early Childhood I; Sociology                   and guidance.
      This course introduces students to the profession of         North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC)
      teaching. Along with various instructional practices
      and activities, the students are involved in a classroom     Students who complete both levels of Early Childhood
      experience at the elementary or middle school level.         Education may be recognized as “teachers” in
      (With the approval of the instructor, students may           accordance with G.S. 110-91(8); 143 B-168.3. The Child
      complete the experience at the high school level.)           Day Care Rules of North Carolina define “teacher” as
                                                                   the care giver who has responsibility for planning and
                                                                   implementing the daily program of activities for each
      Teacher Cadet II (3) S                                       group of children in a day care facility.
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95132C                    Grade: 11
      Teacher Cadet II - Honors (4) S
      1 Credit - Ext. #95135XS                                     Transportation Systems
      PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet I                                Academy
      This course continues to introduce students to the           In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the
      profession of teaching. Students learn to prepare            following major courses as determined by their academy.
      lessons and are involved in a classroom experience at
      the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval
      of the instructor, students may complete the experience      Intro to Transportation (3) S
      at the high school level.)                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 74002C                   Grade: 9-12
                                                                   This course provides an introduction of the automotive
      Teacher Cadet III - Honors (4) S 1st Semester                industry. After this course, students will decide whether
                                                                   they should focus further study on automotive technology
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C3                   Grade: 12      or collision repair.
      PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet II
      This course is recommended for rising seniors who have       Automotive Technology I (3) S
      a desire to become future educators. It provides the
      opportunity to explore the field of education through an     1 Credits – NCWISE # 75112C                 Grade: 10-12
      internship with a mentoring teacher in an elementary or      In Automotive Technology I, students learn the use and
      middle school setting. This course requires the student to   care of hand tools and basic diagnostic equipment.
      participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet Program.     Safety standards for the handling of tools, equipment,

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chemicals, and materials are emphasized. Students           Students completing this course are prepared to go
learn basic operation and repair of all automobile          into immediate employment, apprenticeship training, or
systems with emphasis given to engine units and             technical college training.
operational principles.

                                                            Trade and Industrial Advanced Studies (3) S
Automotive Technology II (3) Y
                                                            1 Credits – NCWISE # 79992C                 Grade: 11-12
2 Credits – NCWISE # 75122C              Grade: 11-12
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Collision Repair Technology II
PREREQUISITE: Automotive Technology I
                                                            This course provides students with advanced instruction
Automotive Service Technology programs in North             in the collision repair process with emphasis on vehicle
Carolina are National Automotive Technician Education       structural damage analysis, measuring and repair.
(NATEF) Certified. Automotive Service Excellence areas      Students completing this course are prepared to enter
of brakes and electronics are taught in this course. The    the workforce or an apprenticeship.
level II course helps prepare students for the Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification.
                                                            Electronics I (3) S
                                                            1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C                   Grade: 10-12
Automotive Technology III (3) Y
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Algebra I
2 Credits – NCWISE # 75132C                  Grade: 12
                                                            Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals of
PREREQUISITE: Automotive Technology II
                                                            direct current. Students learn electrical theory, Ohm’s
Automotive Service Technology III emphasizes advanced       law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis is placed
brakes and electronics. Students will have accumulated      on methods of measuring and calculating resistance,
105 hours of instructional time in brakes and 230 hours     voltage and current in series and series - parallel circuits.
of instructional time in electronics for the program to     Additional topics cover schematic diagrams electronic
be NATEF certified. Students may receive community          components, soldering, tools, safety, and occupations in
college credit for brakes and electronics. This course      the electronics field.
further prepares students for ASE certification.

                                                            Motorsports and Advanced Performance (3) S
Collision Repair Technology I (3) S
                                                            1 Credit - Ext. # 74092C                        Grade: 12
1 Credits – NCWISE # 75212C              Grade: 10-12
                                                            PREREQUISITE: Completion of second level
Students learn the basic skills in painting, refinishing,   automotive or engineering course, instructor
surface preparation, welding, panel alignment,              recommendation and Geometry and Physical
estimating, structural analysis, and proper business and    Science courses
accounting practices related to auto body repair shops.
                                                            This highly advanced integration of the automotive/
The nature of, and job opportunities in, the industry are
                                                            engineering programs will reinforce the math and
included in the instruction. Approximately 50% of the
                                                            science concepts used in the field of motorsports.
class time is devoted to hands-on experience using
                                                            Disciplines concerning future alternative fuels and
shop projects. Students also have opportunities to visit
                                                            involved fabrication principles are aligned with the
collision and specialty shops.
                                                            research and development of performance vehicles.

Collision Repair Technology II (3) Y                        South Piedmont Community College Articulated
                                                            Credit for the Transportation Academy
2 Credits – NCWISE # 75222C              Grade: 11-12
                                                            Collision Repair I & II = Non-structural Damage I
PREREQUISITE: Collision Repair Technology I
This course provides students with advanced instruction
in collision repair, with emphasis on improving skills
studied in Collision Repair Technology I. Approximately
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                              MARVIN RIDGE IB PROGRAM
      International Baccalaureate                                   and ethical questions raised by the use of technology
                                                                    and information systems and to help students to make
      Program                                                       informed judgments and decisions regarding technology
                                                                    within social contexts. Students will begin the two-year
      The IB program is a comprehensive and challenging
                                                                    course in the fall of their junior year and will be involved
      pre-university course of study that demands the best
                                                                    in current research utilizing journals, magazines, internet
      from both motivated students and teachers. Students
                                                                    sites and other resources.
      completing this program will meet the requirements for
      a NC diploma. The availability of all courses will depend
      on meeting the minimum class size requirements. Most
                                                                    English A I – Higher Level 1 (5) Y
      IB courses will follow A/B day schedule over a two year
      period to meet the required program hours. Other Union        1 Credit – NCWISE # 10238BJ                     Grade: 11
      County high school students will be eligible to apply to
                                                                    English A I – Higher Level 2 (5) Y
      the Marvin Ridge High School IB program based upon
      the availability of slots.                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 10248BS                     Grade: 12
      Over the course of the two-year program, students:            PREREQUISITE: Honors English I & II
         • • study six subjects chosen from the six subject         This is a two-year course in which students will study
           groups                                                   several literary works which represent a variety of
                                                                    genres, time periods and cultures. The focus of this
         • • complete an extended essay
                                                                    course will be to examine literary style and structure, to
         • • follow a theory of knowledge course (TOK)              analyze themes and ideas, and to identify connections
                                                                    between and among the readers and the various
         • • participate in creativity, action, service (CAS)
                                                                    works studied. The purpose is to develop students
                                                                    who are critical readers capable of demonstrating their
                                                                    appreciation and understanding of a writer’s style and
      Visual Arts – Higher Level 1 (5) Y
                                                                    their own world views as well as the views of others.
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 54498BJ                    Grade: 11
      Visual Arts – Higher Level 2 (8) Y
                                                                    Theory of Knowledge (5) S
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 54498BS                    Grade: 12
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 40958BJ                     Grade: 11
      PREREQUISITE: Art I
                                                                    Theory of Knowledge (5) S
      IB Visual Arts is a two-year course in which IB students
                                                                    1 Credit – NCWISE # 40958BS                     Grade: 12
      will focus on investigation of a self-directed topic in the
      arts, leading to qualifying for the IB Diploma. Students      PREREQUISITE: IB candidate status
      will express themselves visually through creation of
                                                                    This course centers on the questions “what do you know”
      art, orally through presentations of their work and
                                                                    and “how do you know it?” To help IB candidates answer
      organizationally through writing in a research journal.
                                                                    the questions, the course fosters the development of
      Students will complete extensive studio work and keep
                                                                    critical thinking skills involving asking good questions,
      an investigative workbook.
                                                                    using language effectively, supporting ideas with
                                                                    evidence and developing logic, unity and coherence in
                                                                    argument and writing expression. IB candidates will be
      Information Technology in a Global Society –
                                                                    encouraged to seek the inner connectedness among
      Higher Level 1 (5) Y
                                                                    the disciplines in the Diploma Programme Hexagon,
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 64308BJ                    Grade: 11      analyzing and challenging what they have always
                                                                    accepted as conventional wisdom.
      Information Technology in a Global Society –
      Higher Level 2 (5) Y
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 64308BS                    Grade: 12
      PREREQUISITE: Computer Application I
      This two-year course is designed to examine the issues


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Mathematics – Standard Level 1 (5) Y                         Spanish B 1 (5) Y
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20818BJ                    Grade: 11     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10548BJ                    Grade: 11
Mathematics – Standard Level 2 (5) Y                         Spanish B 2 (5) Y
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20748BS                    Grade: 12     1 Credit – NCWISE # 10558BS                    Grade: 12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,               PREREQUISITE: Spanish I, II & III
Pre-Calculus is a plus but not required.                     The focus of this course is language acquisition and
This course will develop the student’s understanding of      development of listening, reading, writing and speaking
mathematics while preparing them for the International       skills by inclusion of internationalism and the culture of
Baccalaureate Diploma. This two-year course includes         the target language of Spanish to students preparing for
all seven math content areas including Pre-Calculus          the IB Diploma. It will enable the students to understand
in the first year with topics of Algebra, Functions          and use the language appropriately and with the
and Equations, Trigonometry, Matrices, Vectors and           assistance of a variety of authentic sources. The class
Probability and Statistics. The second year includes         will be conducted entirely in the target language with
Calculus with AP AB Calculus imbedded.                       presentation of regional language varieties from around
                                                             the Spanish-speaking world.

Math Studies – Standard Level 1 (4) Y
                                                             Biology – Standard Level 1 (5) Y
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20718BJ                    Grade: 11
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 30218BJ                    Grade: 11
Math Studies – Standard Level 2 (4) Y
                                                             Biology – Standard Level 2 (5) Y
1 Credit – NCWISE # 20728BS                    Grade: 12
                                                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 30218BS                    Grade: 12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I, Geometry 60
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Biology I
IB Math Studies is a two-year course available at the SL
                                                             Biology at the Standard Level is designed for those
(Standard Level). It is designed for students with varied
                                                             students who will study the core syllabus without a strong
backgrounds and abilities. Students taking this course
                                                             or knowledgeable background in Biology. The major
need to possess fundamental skills and knowledge of          themes of Biology (structure and function, universality
processes of algebra and geometry. Inquiry is part of the    and diversity, evolution, and systems homeostasis)
class formation and class content will be linked to other    will help unite the specific topics and assessment
content areas.                                               statement to develop a broad understanding of the
                                                             nature of life. Assessment will follow the UCPS grading
                                                             policy; however, students will also be scored using the
French B – Standard Level 1 (5) Y                            IB mark schemes. The course also meets the Group 4
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10448BJ                    Grade: 11     requirements for the IB Diploma.

French B – Standard Level 2 (5) Y
1 Credit – NCWISE # 10458BS                    Grade: 12     Biology – Higher Level 1 (8) Y

PREREQUISITE: French I, II & III                             1 Credit – NCWISE # 30248BJ                    Grade: 11

This two-year course is designed to prepare students for     Biology – Higher Level 2 (8) Y
the IB French Language B standard level examination.         1 Credit – NCWISE # 30248BS                    Grade: 12
Students will integrate and develop proficiency in the
core areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in    PREREQUISITE: Earth Science, Biology I,
French. This will be accomplished through the reading        Chemistry
and listening of authentic materials, daily interpersonal,   Higher Level Biology will be taught as a rigorous
interpretative and presentational speaking practice and      two-year program that will prepare students for the
extensive writing practice.                                  International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students will
                                                             focus on the knowledge base and develop inquiry skills
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      will provide students with a background that will allow        History of the Americas – Higher Level 1 (5) Y
      them to make educated decisions affecting themselves,
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40268BJ                    Grade: 11
      their community and others on an international level
      including societal issues such as cloning, genetic             History of the Americas – Higher Level 2 (5) Y
      engineering, stem cell research and global uses such
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40268BS                    Grade: 12
      as climate change, biodiversity, human population and
      global warming.                                                PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics &
                                                                     Economics
                                                                     History of the Americas is the first part of a two-year
      Chemistry – Standard Level 1 (5) Y
                                                                     course taught at higher level. The first year concentrates
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30518BJ                     Grade: 11      on a history of the United States with some emphasis
                                                                     on US relations with Europe and Latin America. The
      Chemistry – Standard Level 2 (5) Y
                                                                     course will incorporate the NCSCOS for US History and
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30518BS                     Grade: 12      students will take the U.S. History EOC at the end of
                                                                     the first year. The second year of the course will explore
      PREREQUISITE: Biology, Earth Science,
                                                                     themes in World History from the late 1800s through the
      Introductory to Chemistry and a recommended Pre-
                                                                     present times.
      Calculus
      This IB Chemistry course is a two-year course designed
      to give students opportunities to use state-of-the-            IB Psychology – Standard Level 1 (5) Y
      art chemistry apparatus, probe-ware and computer
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40808BJ                    Grade: 11
      technologies to complete all required laboratory
      exercises. Students in the course will collaborate,            IB Psychology – Standard Level 2 (5) Y
      communicate and seek creativity and diversity among
                                                                     1 Credit – NCWISE # 40818BS                    Grade: 12
      their peers. A goal of the course is to provide a learning
      environment in which the students feel a sense of              IB Psychology is a two-year course in Group 3,
      ownership and have a vested personal interest in the           Individuals and Societies. It includes the compulsory
      success of their peers and themselves.                         study of the biological, cognitive and learning
                                                                     perspectives of psychology. Research methodology is a
                                                                     requirement for the course that includes an introduction
      IB Physics – Standard Level 1 (5) Y                            to research methods, ethics and quantitative research.
                                                                     The completion of a simple experimental study is
      1 Credit – NCWISE # 30628PH             Grade: 11-12
                                                                     compulsory.
      PREREQUISITE: Pre-calculus
      IB Physics is a two-year course offered at the SL that
      focuses on the study of natural physical phenomena the
      interaction of light, matter and energy in a conceptual
      as well as quantitative manner. Laboratory work is
      emphasized and requires structured labs, research
      papers and experimental projects. Instruction is student-
      centered with cooperative learning as well as teacher
      direction, thus offering the student a college-level
      physics experience. An interdisciplinary group project
      helps students realize that all scientific disciplines share
      the common goal of understanding how the world works
      and that scientists can work together on problems to
      discover solutions to a common goal.




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                            MONROE HIGH (ACE)
Architectural, Construction and                              Drafting - Architectural III Honors S

Engineering Academy (ACE)                                    1 Credit - NCWISE # 79635C                   Grade 10-12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Drafting II-Architectural Honors
                                                             and teacher approval
The Architectural, Construction, and Engineering (ACE)
                                                             This course introduces students to advanced
Academy at Monroe High School will provide challenging
                                                             architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed
curriculum created by North Carolina Department of
                                                             on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution
Public Instruction and Project Lead The Way. Students
                                                             of site and foundation plans as well as topographical
will have the opportunity to prepare for a career, earn
                                                             information and detail drawings of stairs and wall
honors level course credit, earn articulated college
                                                             sections. Teaming and problem-solving are reinforced
credit, and a National Center for Construction Education
                                                             in this course. Work-based strategies appropriate
and Research Credential, which is recognized by
                                                             for this course include field trips and job shadowing.
industry while in high school. Links of interest: www.
                                                             Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the
nccer.org, http://ncpltw.pratt.duke.edu/ , and www.
                                                             production of completed drawings.
ncpublicschools.org/cte/trade/curriculum/programs/      .
                                                             Construction-National Center for Construction Education
                                                             and Research Credential
Architectural Major-Drafting
Drafting I S                                                 Construction Technology I S
1 Credit - NCWISE # 79212C                   Grade 9-12      1 Credit - NCWISE # 77212C                    Grade 9-12
This course introduces students to the use of graphic        PREREQUISITE: None
tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found
in the engineering and design pathways. Topics               A basic introduction to construction work and the
include sketching, geometric construction techniques,        technical aspects of carpentry and cabinetmaking is
orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views,   provided. Topics include safety, measurement, the
auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students       identification, selection, and use of equipment and
planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields    materials. Hands-on work experiences include the
should enroll in this course.                                construction of small storage buildings and a house or
                                                             classroom. Leadership skills and work ethics are an
                                                             integral part of the program
Drafting - Architectural II Honors S
1 Credit - NCWISE # 79625C                  Grade 10-12      Construction Technology II Y
PREREQUISITE: Drafting I                                     2 Credits - NCWISE # 77222C                  Grade 10-12
This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and      PREREQUISITE: Construction Technology I
use of complex graphic tools used in the architecture,
structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis        This course includes advanced technical aspects of
is placed on the CAD tools in the creation of floor plans,   carpentry. Topics include plans, framing, footings,
wall sections, and elevation drawings. Math, science         foundations, roofing, flashing, wall sheathing, insulation,
and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based        vapor barriers, gypsum board, and underlayment.
learning strategies appropriate for this course include      Geometry is reinforced.
field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the
time in class is devoted to the production of completed
drawings.                                                    Construction Technology III Y
                                                             2 Credits - NCWISE # 77232C                  Grade 11-12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Construction Technology II
                                                             This course covers issues related to planning,
                                                             management, finances, sales, labor, technology,


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      community health, environment, and safety. Topics            This course provides hands-on instruction and
      include estimating, leveling instruments, forms, special     emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape
      framing, interior and exterior finishing, cabinets, built-   technicians in the field. This course is based on the
      ins, and metal studs.                                        North Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Association skill
                                                                   standards for a Certified Landscape Technician.


      Landscape Construction                                       Horticulture II-Turf Grass Honors S
      Agriscience Applications S                                   1 Credit - NCWISE # 68435C                 Grade 11-12
      1 Credit - NCWISE # 68102C                   Grade 9-12      PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I
      PREREQUISITE: None                                           Turf Grass provides hands-on instruction and
      This course focuses on integrating biological/physical       emphasizes eight units of instruction including:
      sciences with technology as related to the environment,      fundamentals of soils and pests; environmental issues
      natural resources, food production, and agribusiness.        related to turf management; landscape basics; lawn care
      Skills in biology, language, writing, computers,             and turf production; golf course management; sports turf
      mathematics, and physics are reinforced in this course.      and turf irrigation; turf equipment and maintenance; and
                                                                   human resources and financial management.

      Horticulture I S
      1 Credit - NCWISE # 68412C                   Grade 9-12      Masonry-National Center for
      PREREQUISITE: None                                           Construction Education and
      This course provides instruction in the broad field of       Research Credential
      horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical
      knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics include       Masonry I S
      plant growth and development, plant nutrition, basic plant   1 Credit - NCWISE # 77112C                  Grade 9-12
      identification, pest management, customer relations,
      career opportunities, and leadership development.            PREREQUISITE: None
                                                                   In Masonry I students learn the basic skills necessary
                                                                   for safe tool and equipment use. Students also learn
      Horticulture II - Honors S                                   the types, sizes, and uses of bricks and blocks used
      1 Credit - NCWISE # 68425C                  Grade 10-12      in the industry. Skills developed and practiced are
                                                                   blueprint reading, material selection, and building site
      PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I and Biology                     preparation. Building codes and specifications as
      This course covers instruction that expands the              well as construction safety are also taught. Skills are
      scientific knowledge and skills needed in the horticulture   developed and practiced in the shop and project work.
      industry. Topics include greenhouse plant production         Approximately 50% of the time in class is devoted to shop
      and management, bedding plant production, watering           and project work. Students also have an opportunity to
      systems, light effects, basic landscape design,              visit local industries and construction sites.
      installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass
      management, career planning and leadership/personal
      development.                                                 Masonry II Y
                                                                   2 Credits - NCWISE # 77122C              Grade 10-12

      Horticulture II -                                            PREREQUISITE: Masonry I
      Landscape Construction Honors S                              Students participate in masonry-related phases of the
                                                                   construction of residence foundations and masonry
      1 Credit - NCWISE # 68825C                 Grade 11-12       wall buildings. Construction safety equipment and
      PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I                                 techniques are emphasized. Blueprint reading, building
                                                                   codes, construction plans and specifications, and


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materials and cost estimating are taught. Masonry walls,       safety, leadership, reading, mathematics, and problem
block and brick veneer walls, and concrete finishing are       solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based
also taught. Approximately 75% of the time in class            learning strategies appropriate for this course are
is devoted to actual construction work. Students also          cooperative education and apprenticeship. Hands-on
have opportunities to visit local construction sites and       work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities
industries. Students completing this course are prepared       provide many opportunities to enhance classroom
to go into immediate employment, apprenticeship                instruction and career development. Geometry is a
training, or technical college training. Geometry is           recommended PREREQUISITE.
reinforced in this course.


Masonry III Y                                                  HVAC-National Center for
2 Credits - NCWISE # 77132C                 Grade 11-12        Construction Education and
PREREQUISITE: Masonry II                                       Research Credential
This course offers advance masonry skills, leadership          HVAC Level 1 S
development, and the preparation of technical                  1 Credit - NCWISE # 77512C                   Grade 9-10
presentations. Topics include constructing composite
walls, steps, arches, lattice walls, sidewalks, brick and      This course introduces the basic principles of heating,
concrete pavers, windowsills, chimneys, and fireplaces.        ventilating, and air conditioning and career opportunities
                                                               in HVAC. Topics include safety, trade mathematics,
                                                               copper, plastic, and ferrous metal piping practices,
                                                               soldering and brazing, introduction to heating, and
Electrical-National Center for                                 introduction to cooling. Skills in safety, leadership,
Construction Education and                                     reading, mathematics, and problem solving are
                                                               reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies
Research Credential                                            appropriate for this course are cooperative education
                                                               and apprenticeship.
Electrical Trades I S
1 Credit - NCWISE # 77412C                   Grade 9-10
This course introduces residential wiring, electrical          Plumbing-National Center for
installation, and service. Topics include basic electricity,
electrical construction codes and practices, the National      Construction Education and
Electrical Code, the use of test equipment, and electrical     Research Credential
hand and power tools. Skills in safety, mathematics,
leadership, and problem solving are reinforced in this         Plumbing Level 1 S
course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based             1 Credit - NCWISE # 77612C                   Grade 9-10
learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work
experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide        This course provides an introduction to the basic
many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction            methods, tools, and materials used to install plumbing
and career development.                                        pipe work and plumbing fixtures. Primary emphasis will
                                                               be placed on plumbing systems for residential buildings.

Electrical Trades II Y
2 Credits - NCWISE # 77422C                 Grade 10-11        Welding-National Center for
This course provides advanced instruction in residential       Construction Education and
wiring and introduction to electrical theory including AC
and DC circuits. Emphasis is placed on test equipment,         Research Credential
electrical color coding, conduit bending and installation,     Welding Technology I S
electrical measurements, use of polyphase current,
specialty tools, transformers, and generators. Skills in       1 Credit - NCWISE # 76612C                 Grade 9-10


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      This course covers basic industrial and construction         PLTW Principles of Engineering-Honors S
      welding practices, occupation characteristics, and
                                                                   1 Credit - NCWISE # 80215C                    Grade 10-12
      employment opportunities. Topics include safety, tools,
      print reading, measurement, thermal cutting processes,       PREREQUISITE: #8020 Introduction to Engineering
      basemetal preparation and shielded metal arc welding         Design
      (SMAW). Science, thinking skills, mathematics,
                                                                   This survey course of engineering exposes students
      leadership skills, and principles of technology are
                                                                   to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a
      reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate
                                                                   postsecondary engineering course of study. Students
      work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on
                                                                   have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-
      work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities
                                                                   tech careers and to develop skills and understanding
      provide many opportunities to enhance classroom
                                                                   of course concepts. Students employ engineering and
      instruction and career development.
                                                                   scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design
                                                                   problems. They develop problem-solving skills and
                                                                   apply their knowledge of research and design to create
      Welding Technology II Y
                                                                   solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how
      2 Credits - NCWISE # Number: 76622C Grade 10-11              to document their work and communicate their solutions
                                                                   to peers and members of the professional community.
      PREREQUISITE: Welding Technology I
      This course introduces advanced welding and cutting
      practices used in industry and construction and              PLTW Digital Electronics – Honors S
      emphasizes hands-on experience. Topics include
                                                                   1 Credit - NCWISE # 80225C                        Grade 11
      weld fit-up and testing, metal properties, gas metal
      (GMAW), flux cored (FCAW), and shielded metal                PREREQUISITE: #8021 Principles of Engineering
      (SMAW) arc welding. Skills in leadership, safety,
                                                                   This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used
      SMAW, mathematics, reading, and problem solving
                                                                   to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics
      are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning
                                                                   is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such
      strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing,
                                                                   as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers,
      cooperative education, and apprenticeship. Hands-on
                                                                   digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The
      work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities
                                                                   major focus of the DE course is to expose students to
      provide many opportunities to enhance classroom
                                                                   the design process of combinational and sequential
      instruction and career development. Geometry is a
                                                                   logic design, teamwork, communication methods,
      recommended PREREQUISITE.
                                                                   engineering standards, and technical documentation.


                                                                   PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture-
      Civil Engineering and                                        Honors S
      Architecture- Project Lead The                               1 Credit - NCWISE # 80315C                    Grade 11-12
      Way                                                          PREREQUISITE: #8022 Digital Electronics
      PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design -                    This course is the study of civil engineering and
      Honors S                                                     architecture. Students work in teams, explore hands
                                                                   on activities, and apply what they learn to the design
      1 Credit - NCWISE # 80205C        Grade 9-12
                                                                   and development of property. Students use 3-D design
      In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design        software to help them design solutions to solve major
      software to help them design solutions to solve proposed     course projects. Students learn about documenting
      problems. Students will learn how to document their          their project, solving problems, and communicating their
      work and communicate solutions to peers and members          solutions to their peers and members of the professional
      of the professional community. The major focus of the        community of civil engineering and architecture.
      IED course is to expose students to the design process,
      research and analysis, teamwork, communication
      methods, global and human impacts, engineering
      standards, and technical documentation.


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PLTW Engineering Design & Development -                      Medical Science II Honors-EMT Basic
Honors S
                                                             1 Credit - NCWISE # 72225C                     Grade 12
1 Credit - NCWISE # 80405C                     Grade 12
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied Health
PREREQUISITE: #8031 Civil Engineering and                    Science I & passing score on the community
Architecture                                                 college TABE reading test.
This capstone course allows students to design a             This course will focus on acquiring the EMT Basic
solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They      certification through SPCC. This specialized course
have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it   is designed to prepare potential health care workers,
when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering       i.e. EMS, preferably seniors, for performance in an
research course in which students will work in teams         advanced technical or professional health career.
to research, design, test, and construct a solution to       Emphasis is placed on professional development,
an open-ended engineering problem. The product               communications, safety, bioethical/legal practices,
development lifecycle and a design process are used          healthcare delivery systems, assessment and diagnostic
to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the        practices, health maintenance practices, and problem-
problem. The team presents and defends their solution        solving and decision making. Skills in mathematics,
to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the     science, and communications are reinforced in this
course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the      course. Work-based learning strategies include the
skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead        development of individualized clinical skills specifically
The Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps         related to emergency services (minimum of 60 hours)
students design solutions to the problem their team          to be completed after school or on weekends. Students
has chosen. This course also engages students in time        will be required to spend 4 Saturdays (8 hours each) at
management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to          SPCC for hands-on skill training.
students in the future.


                                                             Certified Nursing Assistant
Emergency Medical Technician                                 (CNA) Certification
(EMT) Certification                                          These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical
These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical      information and skills through a variety of technical
information and skills through a variety of technical and    and practical learning experiences which lead to an
practical learning experiences which lead to an EMT-         CNA certification in North Carolina which would qualify
Basic certification in North Carolina.                       students for a Nurse Aide I position and/or help students
                                                             to get into a Registered Nurse program at a college or
                                                             university.
Medical Sciences I S
1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C        Grade: 11-12
                                                             Medical Sciences I S
PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I
                                                             1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C                 Grade: 11-12
This course uses advanced investigative approaches
                                                             PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I
in the study of medicine and health care. This course
is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the        This course uses advanced investigative approaches
anatomy and physiology of the human body. The                in the study of medicine and health care. This course
individual components and functions of each body             is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the
system will be placed on the disease and disorder            anatomy and physiology of the human body. The
pathology of each system and its components.                 individual components and functions of each body
                                                             system will be placed on the disease and disorder
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      Allied Health Sciences II – Nurse Aide I Y                   How to Apply:
      2 Credits - NCWISE # 72122C                    Grade 12      1. Students and parent/guardian fill out the application
      PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical            and return to your 8th Grade Counselor. Applications
      Sciences I                                                   can be obtained from our website, http://ucec.ucps.k12.
                                                                   nc.us, or from your 8th grade counselor.
      This course is designed to prepare potential health
      care workers, preferably seniors, to become effective        2. Eighth Grade Counselor collects information: teacher
      and efficient multi-skilled health team members.             recommendations, EOG test scores, discipline history,
      Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency         attendance history, and current grades.
      in employability skills, emergency care skills, safety       3. The Early College High School will contact qualifying
      skills, clerical skills, and health care skills. The work-   students for an interview.
      based learning strategy appropriate for this course is
      a minimum 65-hour clinical internship where student
      interns deliver health care in local hospitals, medical/     Union County Early College High School Elective
      dental/veterinarian       offices,  nursing/convalescent/    Courses
      retirement facilities, wellness centers, etc. Skills in
      science, mathematics, communications, health, and            In addition to the core courses, below are the only
      social studies are reinforced in this course. HOSA           elective courses taught by the high school. All other
      activities support networking with health care agencies      elective courses will be dual enrollment for college
      and professionals through the development of clinical        credit.
      expertise and volunteerism.

                                                                   Advanced Inquiry and Research – Honors (4) S


      Union County Early
                                                                   1 Credit - NCWISE# 10255IR                      Grade: 9
                                                                   Designed to prepare ninth grade students for honors

      College                                                      and college courses, this course will teach students the
                                                                   basic skills required for success in higher level classes.
                                                                   The skills covered include an initial assessment of
      Union County Early College is a small school that
                                                                   reading and writing, a focus on introducing reading and
      students attend for five years and leave with not only a
                                                                   writing strategies to improve the level and endurance
      high school diploma but an associate’s degree for free.
                                                                   of students’ reading and writing, Socratic seminars,
      We offer students a rigorous curriculum that includes
                                                                   coordinated group activities and projects, research
      college courses and a small community, built on
                                                                   techniques and presentations, and inquiry-based
      relationships and support. We are located on the campus
                                                                   activities, project-based learning, and a study of
      of South Piedmont Community College Campus on Old
                                                                   grammar and language usage.
      Charlotte Highway, near Monroe airport. Approximately
      80 rising ninth grade students from Union County enter
      in August each school year. Students apply to our school
                                                                   Transition to Algebra II – Regular (3) S
      during their 8th grade year.
                                                                   1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CT2                   Grade: 10
                                                                   PREREQUISITE: Algebra I
      Early College does not have athletic teams, band,
      chorus, ROTC, or cheerleading. The students at               Transition to Algebra II is an introductory course to
      Union County Early College will focus on high school         Algebra II. This course reviews the concepts of Algebra
      and college courses. Clubs and community Activities          I and prepares students for Algebra II. Students are
      are available to students to fulfill the service and work    required to take Algebra II the semester after completing
      components of the program.                                   Transition to Algebra II. This course counts as an
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Biology Support for College – Honors (4) S                      course (fourth math credit) and World History will be
                                                                taken through South Piedmont Community College as
1 Credit – NCWISE # 30205CBS                  Grade: 11-12
                                                                a dual enrollment course. Students will receive high
This course is designed only for students enrolled in           school and college credit.
college BIO 112 and is only offered during the spring
semester. Students will meet with a high school science
teacher on the off days of college courses to receive
support and preparation for the high school Biology             ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
EOC. At the end of the spring 2010 semester, students           South Piedmont Community
will take the high school EOC and receive college and
high school credit.                                             College
                                                                The Associates in Arts degree is recommended for students
                                                                who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to
Global Awareness – Honors (4) S                                 pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree
1 Credit – NCWISE #40065C                         Grade: 9      Total SHC (Semester Hour Credit) in Program….….64-65
                                                                SHC
This course is a combination of geography, current
events and globalization. Students will study current           English Composition (6 SHC)
issues facing different countries and brainstorm                ENG 111 Expository Writing
sustainable solutions throughout the course. A critical
                                                                ENG 113 Literature-Based Research
component is to have students correspond and do joint
projects with students in other countries through epals,        Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC)
podcasts and web conferencing.                                  Music (MUS 110)
                                                                Art (ART 111, ART 114, ART 115)
Freshmen Focus – Regular (3) S                                  Drama (DRA 122)
1 Credit – NCWISE #95202CFF                       Grade: 9      Foreign Language (SPA 111, SPA 112)
The purpose of this course is to support freshmen               Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM
students in success and transition to high school.              160, HUM 161, HUM 220)
Freshmen Focus will cover topics such as study skills,          Literature (ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG
social skills, life skills and other topics which address the   243)
needs of freshmen students. This course counts as an
                                                                Philosophy (PHI 240)
elective credit towards high school graduation.
                                                                Religion (REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221)
                                                                Speech/Communication (COM 110, COM 120, COM 231)
Pre-College Reading – Regular (3) S
                                                                Social/Behavior Science (12 SHC)
1 Credit - NCWISE #95102CC                  Grade: 10           Economics (ECO 251, ECO 252)
This course deals with improving comprehension                  Geography (GEO 111)
and study skills including critical reading and thinking
                                                                History (HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132)
skills. Students are placed in this course to build skills
which will assist in passing the reading comprehension          Political Science (POL 120)
and sentence structure parts of the Accuplacer test.            Psychology (PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281)
Students who have not passed the Accuplacer within
                                                                Sociology (SOC 210, SOC 220)
15 points of the required score may be placed in this
course. This course counts as an elective credit on the         Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 SHC)
high school graduation.                                         Biology (BIO 111, BIO 112)
                                                                Chemistry (CHM 131/CHM 131 A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM
                                                                152)
* Students must pass South Piedmont Community
                                                                Physics (PHY 110/PHY 110 A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251,
College’s entrance test, the Accuplacer, before enrolling
                                                                PHY 252)
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      Geology (GEL 111)                                               Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 160,
                                                                      HUM 161, HUM 220)
      Mathematics (6 SHC)
                                                                      Literature (ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG
      Mathematics (MAT 140, MAT 141, MAT 142, MAT 171, MAT            243)
      172, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273, Math 151, COM 110, COM
      115)                                                            Philosophy (PHI 240)
      Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)                                Religion (REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221)
      ACA 220                                                         Speech/Communication (COM 110, COM 120, COM 231)
      ACC 120, ACC 121                                                Social/Behavior Science (9 SHC)
      ART 121, ART 122, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135,           Economics (ECO 251, ECO 252)
      ART 140, ART 235, ART 240, ART 241, ART 242, ART 243,
      ART 244, ART 245, ART 250, ART 281, ART 282, ART 283,           Geography (GEO 111)
      ART 284                                                         History (HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132)
      BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, BIO 242, BIO 250, BIO 271, BIO       Political Science (POL 120)
      275
                                                                      Psychology (PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281)
      BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137
                                                                      Sociology (SOC 210, SOC 220)
      CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141
                                                                      Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20 SHC)
      COM 130, COM 140, COM 150, COM 160
                                                                      Biology (BIO 111, BIO 112)
      CSC 139
                                                                      Chemistry (CHM 131/CHM 131 A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM
      ENG 125, ENG 133, ENG 235                                       152)
      HIS 117, HIS 145, HIS 165, HIS 221, HIS 236                     Physics (PHY 110/PHY 110 A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251,
      MAT 140 A, MAT 141 A, MAT 142 A, MAT 151A, MAT 171A             PHY 252)
      MAT 172A, MAT 285                                               Mathematics (MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT
      PSY 231, PS 243, PSY 246                                        273, Math 151, COM 110, COM 115)
                                                                      Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)
                                                                      ACA 220
      ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE                                            ACC 120, ACC 121

      DEGREE                                                          ART 121, ART 122, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135,
                                                                      ART 140, ART 235, ART 240, ART 241, ART 242, ART 243,
                                                                      ART 244, ART 245, ART 250, ART 281, ART 282, ART 283,
      South Piedmont Community                                        ART 284
      College                                                         BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, BIO 242, BIO 250, BIO 271, BIO
                                                                      275
      The Associates in Science degree is recommended for students
      who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to   BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137
      pursue the Bachelor of Science degree                           CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141
      Total SHC                                                       COM 130, COM 140, COM 150, COM 160
      (Semester Hour Credit) in Program …….64-65 SHC
                                                                      CSC 139
      English Composition (6 SHC)
                                                                      ENG 125, ENG 133, ENG 235
      ENG 111 Expository Writing
                                                                      GEL 111
      ENG 113 Literature-Based Research
                                                                      HIS 117, HIS 145, HIS 165, HIS 221, HIS 236
      Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
                                                                      MAT 140 A, MAT 141 A, MAT 142 A, MAT 151A, MAT 171A
      Music (MUS 110)                                                 MAT 172A, MAT 285
      Art (ART 111, ART 114, ART 115)                                 PSY 231, PS 243, PSY 246
      Drama (DRA 122)
      Foreign Language (SPA 111, SPA 112)




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                                                                                APPENDIX
Appendix I                                                           Superintendent, he/she may appeal to the Board of Education
                                                                     within ten days of receipt of the Superintendent’s letter.
                                                                     The student may call or write the Superintendent for an
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
                                                                     appointment with the Board. The student will be notified of the
Should a student believe a teacher, principal, or other              date, time, and place for the appeal to the Board. A complete
school system employee has violated, failed to enforce, or           record of the grievance will be sent to the Board. The record
misinterpreted a local school rule, school system regulation,        will describe the facts and positions of all parties involved. The
or Board of Education policy, he/she will be expected to use         student will have an opportunity to review the report and make
the following procedure to present the grievance:                    changes if it does not accurately state his/her position before
                                                                     it goes to the Board.
                                                                     The hearing before the Board will be informal, and all parties
STEP 1                                                               will be given the opportunity to speak and be
The student should first talk to the person whom the student         heard. The Board will make a decision concerning the
feels is responsible. A telephone call is acceptable but face-       grievance.
to-face contact is best. The student should contact this person
within a 24 hour period and state the grievance in a calm
manner and listen carefully to the reply.
                                                                     Appendix II
STEP 2                                                               Requirements for Admission to The University of North
                                                                     Carolina
If the student believes that the problem is not resolved, he/
she should ask for a conference with the principal within a 48       Effective in Fall 2006
hour period. The principal will see the student within a 48 hour     Six course units in language, including four units in English
period. The student and the principal should work together           emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature, and two
to resolve the problem. If the student finds the solution not        units of a language other than English. Units must be in the
to be acceptable, he/she should so inform the principal. The         same language.
principal will send the student a letter explaining why he/she
disagrees with the student.                                          Four course units of mathematics, in any of the following
                                                                     combinations:

STEP 3                                                               algebra I and II, geometry, and one unit beyond algebra II,
                                                                     algebra I and II, and two units beyond algebra II, or integrated
If the student wishes to pursue the grievance beyond the             math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond integrated math III.
principal, he/she should call within 48 hours to the Assistant
Superintendent of Administration, Union County Public                (The fourth unit of math affects applicants to all institutions
Schools, at telephone 704-296-9898 and explain the problem.          except the North Carolina School of the Arts.) It is recommended
The Assistant Superintendent will discuss the problem with           that prospective students take a mathematics course unit in
the student. He/she may ask the student to state his/her             the twelfth grade.
grievance to him/her in a letter. He/she will conduct a thorough     Three course units in science, including
investigation. He/she may ask the student and others to meet
with him/her to discuss and, hopefully, resolve the matter. If the   at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example,
grievance cannot be resolved by the Assistant Superintendent         biology), at least one unit in physical science (for example,
to the satisfaction of all concerned, he/she will prepare a          physical science, chemistry, physics), and
written report of his/her findings and recommendations for the
                                                                     at least one laboratory course.
Superintendent and send the student a copy of the report.
                                                                     Two course units in social studies, including one unit in U.S.
                                                                     history, but an applicant who does not have the unit in U.S.
STEP 4                                                               history may be admitted on the condition that at least three
                                                                     semester hours in that subject will be passed by the end of the
The Superintendent of Union County Public Schools will review        sophomore year.
the report. The Superintendent may ask for a conference with
all parties involved. The Superintendent will, in writing, notify    Individual constituent institutions may require other courses in
the student of his/her decision concerning the grievance within      addition to the minimum requirements.
five (5) days.
                                                                     In reviewing applications, admissions officers consider
                                                                     applicants’ high school courses taken and grades received,
                                                                     class rank and/or grade point average, SAT (or ACT) scores,
STEP 5                                                               extracurricular activities, and recommendations.
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      For transfer students, requirements for admission usually           Criminal Justice Technology
      include a transcript from high school and each former college       Early Childhood Education
      attended, eligibility to return to the institution last attended,
      “C” cumulative average grade on all work attempted at other         Early Childhood Education – Special Education
      institutions.                                                       Early Childhood Education – Teacher Associate
                                                                          Electrical/Electronics Technology
                                                                          Emergency Medical Science
      Appendix III                                                        Entrepreneurship
      South Piedmont Community College is an “open door” college.         Fire Protection Technology **
      It does not impose restrictive standards for admission to the
                                                                          General Occupational Technology
      college. Admission is open to all persons 18 years of age or
      high school graduates without regard to race, color, national       Human Services Technology -- Social Services
      origin, religion, sex, age or handicap. Admission to SPCC does      Medical Assisting
      not guarantee admission to programs with selective admission
      criteria. Applicants should refer to admission requirements for     Medical Office Administration
      specific programs.                                                  Medical Sonography
      The following criteria will be used to award college credit for     Office Systems Technology
      identified CATA courses:                                            Paralegal Technology
      Grade of B or higher in the course(s), and;                         Radiation Therapy Technology
      A raw score of 80 or higher on the standardized VoCATS post-        Surgical Technology
      assessment.
                                                                          Therapeutic Massage             Diploma / Certificate Programs
      To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at South        Accounting
      Piedmont Community College within two years of their high
      school graduation date.                                             Advertising and Graphic Design
                                                                          Advertising and Graphic Design – Advertising Layout
                                                                          Advertising and Graphic Design – Creative Design
      For additional information, please write or call:
                                                                          Advertising and Graphic Design – Web Design
      South Piedmont Community College
                                                                          Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
      4209 Old Charlotte Hwy                                              Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology – Heating
      Monroe, NC 28110                                                    Fundamentals
                                                                          Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology – Heat Pump
      704 292-1200 or 704 289-8588                                        Fundamentals
                                                                          Autobody Repair
      Programs, Services, Memberships                                     Autobody Repair – Painting and Refinishing
      Associate Degree Programs                                           Autobody Repair – Structural Damage
      Associate in Arts                                                   Basic Law Enforcement Training
      Pre-Major Associate in Arts Elementary Education                    Business Administration
      Associate in Science                                                Business Administration – Small Business Management
      Associate in General Education                                      Computer Information Technology
      Accounting                                                          Computer Information Technology - Database
      Advertising and Graphic Design                                      Computer Information Technology – Operating Systems
      Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology              Computer Information Technology – Programming
      Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) *                                 Computer Information Technology – Routing and Switching (CISCO)
      Biomedical Equipment Technology                                     Criminal Justice Technology
      Biotechnology                                                       Early Childhood Education
      Business Administration                                             Early Childhood Education – Curriculum Development
      Computer Information Technology                                     Early Childhood Education – School Age Care




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Early Childhood Education – Special Education                            New and Expanding Industry Training (pre-employment training)
Early Childhood Education – Special Education Learning Disabilities      Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Early Childhood – Teacher Associate                                      Small Business Center training & consulting
Electrical /Electronics Technology                                       Spanish (other foreign languages on request)
Electrical/Electronics Technology – Electrical                           Supervisory and basic leadership skills; peer relationships; team
                                                                         leadership and participation; total quality management
Electrical/Electronics Technology – Digital Electronics                  principles; human relations; communications
Electrical/Electronics Technology – Industrial Electronics               Memberships/Affiliations of Note
Entrepreneurship                                                         American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Foodservice Technology                                                   American Technical Education Association
Human Services Technology                                                Anson County Industrial Advisory Council
Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse                              Assoc. of Occupational Curriculum Dirs. and Supervisors
Infant/Toddler Care                                                      ASM International   Chambers of Commerce (Anson and Union)
Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher                                       JobReady Partnership Councils (Anson and Union)
Mechanical Engineering Technology                                        Partnership for Children (Anson and Union)
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design                               Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Drafting
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Practices
Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting – Office Laboratory Technician (COLT)
Medical Office Administration
Medical Office Administration – Medical Insurance Coding
Medical Office Administration - Transcription
Office Systems Technology
Office Systems Technology – Microsoft Office
Paralegal Technology
Practical Nursing
Surgical Technology
Therapeutic Massage
 * Offered in cooperation with Stanly Community College
** Offered in cooperation with Central Piedmont Community College
Continuing Education Short Courses/Seminars (at a variety of
locations or on-site at business and industry)
APICS (The Educational Society for Resource Management)
recertification classes
Basic Skills Education – (Adult Basic Ed., GED, Adult H.S., Comp.
Ed., & English for Speakers of Other Languages [ESOL])
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
Emergency Services – Medical, rescue, law enforcement, fire fighting
Fire Brigade/EMS/CPR/First Aid training
Focused Industrial Training (FIT)
Industry-specific technical courses designed with input from business/      On the cover:
industry - can be offered on site
                                                                            Steve Sierra, Janae Brown, Xuan Lam, Charvis
ISO 9000 / 14000 training                                                   Barrino, Haley Davis and Raven Covington -
NC REAL (North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action               CATA Central Academy of Technology & Arts
Learning) training


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      Appendix IV
      FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN - Differentiated Education Plan
      _____ North Carolina Scholar _____ College Tech Prep Scholar _____Career Prep _____ Future-Ready Core

      _____College Tech Prep _____ College/University _____Occupational Prep

                                                           COLLEGE UNIVERSITY
       CAREER PREP               COLLEGE TECH PREP                                        OCCUPATIONAL PREP            FUTURE-READY CORE
                                                           PREP


       English I ___             English I ___             English I ___                  English I ___                English I ___
       English II ___            English II ___            English II ___                 English II ___               English II ___
       English III   ___         English III   ___         English III   ___              English III ___              English III ___
       English IV    ___         English IV    ___         English IV    ___              English IV ___               English IV ___
       Intro to Math ___         Intro to Math ___         Algebra I ___                  Occ. Math I ___              Algebra I ___
       Algebra IA ___            Algebra IA ___            Geometry ___                   Occ. Math II ___             Geometry ___
       Algebra IB    ___         Algebra IB    ___         Algebra II ___                 Occ. Math III ___            Algebra II ___

       Algebra I ___             Algebra I ___             Adv. Functions ___             Life Skills Science          Adv. Functions ___
                                                                                          I ___
       Tech Math I      ___      Tech Math I      ___      Discrete Math ___                                           Discrete Math ___
                                                                                          Life Skills Science II ___
       Tech Math II ___          Tech Math II ___          Pre-Calculus ___                                            Pre-Calculus ___
                                                                                          Social Studies I ___
       Physical Science ___      Geometry ___              AP Calculus ___                                             AP Calculus ___
                                                                                          Social Studies II ___
       Biology I ___             Algebra II ___            Physical Science ___                                        Physical Science ___
                                                                                          Health & PE ___
       Earth/ Environmental      Physical Science ___      Biology I ___                                               Biology I ___
       Science ___
                                 Biology I ___             Earth/ Environmental Science                                Earth/ Environmental
       World History ___                                   ___                            Four credits in Career &     Science ___
                                 Earth/ Environmental                                     Technical Education
       Civics & Economics ___    Science ___               Chemistry ___                                               World History ___
                                                                                          ______________
       U. S. History ___         World History ___         Physics ___                                                 Civics & Economics ___
                                                                                          ______________
       Health & PE ___           Civics & Economics ___    World History ___                                           U. S. History ___
                                                                                          ______________
                                 U. S. History ___         Civics & Economics ___                                      Health & PE ___
                                                                                          ______________
       Four pathway credits in   Health & PE ___           U. S. History ___
       Career/Technical, ROTC
       OR Arts Education                                   Health & PE ___                                             Six credits --
                                                                                          Six Occupational Prep
       ______________            Four pathway credits      Second Language I ___                                       2 Elective credits Career
                                                                                          Credits
                                 in Career/Technical                                                                   Technical, Arts Education,
       ______________                                      Second Language II ___
                                 ______________                                           ______________               Second Language

       ______________                                      Second Language III ___
                                 ______________                                           ______________               4 pathway credits Career
                                                           Second Language IV ___                                      Technical, ROTC OR Arts
       ______________            ______________                                           ______________               Education
                                                           AP Courses ____
                                 ______________                                           ______________               ______________
       Electives to meet MP-4                              Electives to meet MP-4
                                 Electives to meet MP-4                                   ______________               ______________
       ______________                                      ______________
                                 ______________                                           ______________               ______________
       ______________                                      ______________
                                 ______________                                                                        ______________
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120                  PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011
SUBJECT                                      PAGE NUMBER        Honor Rolls
                                                                                                  INDEX                        19
Academic Course Information                               17    Honor Society                                                  19
Academic Difficulty                                    17-18    Honors Course Requirements                                     19
Academic Letter Guidelines                                20    Huskins Classes                                                24
Academic Recognition                                      19    Incomplete Grades                                              27
Academically Talented Students                            18    Independent Study                                              23
Advanced Placement Courses                                19    Individual Academics Courses                                   76
Alternative Instructional Settings                        23    Interim Reports                                                27
Articulation Agreement                                    24    International Exchange Students                                30
Arts Education Courses                                 54-59    Junior ROTC                                                 77-80
Athletic Eligibility Requirements                         30    Learn and Earn Online                                          25
Attendance Recovery                                       26    Marshals                                                       19
Auditing Classes                                          27    Marvin Ridge High - International Baccalaureate Program 6, 106-108
Career Academy of South Providence                        94    Mathematics Courses                                         38-42
Career Prep                                                7    Maximum Potential                                              13
Career and Technical Education Courses                 59-75    Mid-Year Graduation for Seniors                                16
Central Academy of Technology and Arts - Career and Technical   Minimum Course Requirements                                 26-27
Education Courses                                   6, 95-105
                                                                Miscellaneous Courses                                       81-83
Certificate of Achievement                                14
                                                                Monroe High                                            6, 109-114
Changing or Dropping Courses                              26
                                                                NC Academic Scholars Program                                   21
Class Adjustment Procedure                                26
                                                                NC Virtual Public School                                       25
Class Rank                                                18
                                                                Occupational Courses                                        84-86
Class Size                                                29
                                                                Occupational Prep                                               7
College Tech Prep                                          7
                                                                OdysseyWare                                                 24-25
College/University Prep                                    8
                                                                Online Coursework                                              24
Commercial Recognition Programs                           22
                                                                Parental Involvement                                          4-5
Concurrent Enrollment Guidelines                          23
                                                                Parkwood High                                                   6
Correspondence Classes                                    23
                                                                Pass/Fail Credit                                               27
Courses for Credit                                        14
                                                                Piedmont High                                                   6
Courses of Study                                         8-9
                                                                Porter Ridge High                                               6
Courses Taken at Middle School                            14
                                                                Pregnant Students                                              31
Cuthbertson High                                           6
                                                                Private Colleges/Universities                                  19
Distance Learning                                         25
                                                                Promotion Standards                                            15
Driver’s Education                                        30
                                                                Re-taking Courses                                              26
Driver’s Eligibility                                   30-31
                                                                Science Courses                                             43-46
Dropping or Changing Courses                              26
                                                                Social Studies Courses                                      46-49
Early Graduation                                          16
                                                                South Providence School                                         6
End-Of-Course Tests                                    13, 17
                                                                Student Assistants                                             27
English Courses                                        33-36
                                                                Summer Classes                                                 23
Exit Standards                                            13
                                                                Sun Valley High                                                 6
Fifth Year Seniors                                        15
                                                                Transfer Credit                                             28-19
Forest Hills High                                    6, 87-93
                                                                Union County Early College                             6, 114-116
General Student Information                            26-31
                                                                UNC-G i-School                                                 25
Grade Point Average                                       19
                                                                UNC Requirements                                               19
Graduation Honors                                         20
                                                                Weddington High                                                 6
Graduation Requirements                                 8-16
                                                                Weighting of Grades                                            18
Guidance and Counseling Services                          29
                                                                Wolfe School                                                    6
Health and Physical Education Courses                  36-37
                                                                World Languages                                             50-54
Home School                                               28




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Dr. Ed Davis                                      Union County Board of Education
Superintendent
704-296-0766                                      Dr. Ed Davis, Superintendant
Dr. Mary Ellis                                    Dean Arp, Jr., Chairman
Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Programs
704-296-1002                                      John Collins, Vice-Chairman

Dr. David Clarke
                                                  John Crowder
Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources           David Scholl
704-296-1007
                                                  Kimberly Morrison-Hansley
Dr. Denise Patterson
Asst. Superintendent of Auxiliary Services        Carolyn J. Lowder
Dr. Michael Webb                                  John Parker
Asst. Superintendent of Building Operations
                                                  Laura Minsk
Luan Ingram
Chief Communications Officer
                                                  Richard Weiner
704-296-5188

Dana Crosson
Director of Secondary Education
704-296-0834
                                                  Materials provided by:
Cathy Brooks
Secretary to Director of Secondary Education      Secondary Education
704-296-0835
                                                  Layout and Design by:
Dr. Lorraine Collins                              Communications Department
Director of Career & Technical Education
704-283-3836

Carolyn White
Pupil Services & Testing Director
704-296-0840

Jane McNeely-Sowell
Federal Programs Director
                                                  Secondary Education
704-283-3621
                                                  400 North Church Street
                                                  Monroe, NC 28112
Dr. Nancy Turner
                                                  Phone 704.296.0834 Fax 704.283.8419
Exceptional Children’s Director
                                                  www.ucps.k12.nc.us
704-283-3596
                                                  In compliance with federal law, UCPS administers
Donna Brearley
                                                  all educational programs, employment activities
AIG Director
                                                  and admissions without discrimination against any
704-283-3558
                                                  person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion,
                                                  national origin, age or disability.
Adam Johnson
Transportation Director
704-296-3015

				
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