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									2009 - 2010 REGISTRATION HANDBOOK

Guidance is an essential part of the educational program available to students, parents, and
teachers on a continuing basis and students are encouraged to see their counselor anytime
the need arises. Students will be assigned an academic counselor at the beginning of their
sophomore year and will keep the same counselor until graduation. This assignment is
based on alphabetic listing by last names.

       Dana Lee                 A–G
       Beth Handley             H-O
       Rebecca Robinson         P-Z
       Bonnie Stockman          Guidance Secretary/Records Clerk
Clinton High School Guidance Department – 601-924-5443


       Lisa Lann                Vocational Counselor
Clinton High School Career Complex – 601-924-0247

Please visit the Clinton High School Guidance Web Page at
www.clintonpublicschools.com
                                        CLINTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                              GRADES 9-12
                                        CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI 39056

NOTE TO PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS:

All students new to the Clinton Public Schools must submit the following items before registering for classes:
 Long Birth Certificate
 Physical custody or legal guardianship papers if not living with parents listed on birth certificate
 Withdrawal form from previous school-showing phone number and address
 Copy of transcript showing credits from previous school
 Two approved proofs of residency in Clinton district (student must be living with the physical custodial
         parent or legal guardian)
 Mississippi Immunization Form
 Social Security Card
 Copy of Parent or Guardian Driver License

If a student is transferring from a non-accredited school or a home-school program, the following
accreditation standard will apply:

Any transfer student from a school or program not accredited by a regional or state agency or a student
entering from a home school program will be given either standardized achievement test(s) or teacher-made
special subject test(s) to determine the appropriate classification of the student. This testing shall take place
within thirty days after the filing of such application for transfer. Notice of the administering of such test(s)
shall be given to the applicant not less than five days prior to the date of the administration of such test.

Clinton High School does not award or accept half credit for a full credit course. Transfer credit is awarded
if the credit was earned in a course not taught at Clinton High School. Any changes that are made on the
original transcript must come from the home school.

When receiving numeric grades from a school that has a different pass-fail policy from that of CHS, the
grades will be recorded as received with the following exception: ALL GRADES BELOW 70 THAT
RECEIVED A CREDIT WILL BE CONVERTED TO 70 WITH CREDIT. When receiving letter grades
from a school, appropriate school officials will convert using the following chart:

        A+       100               C+       84               F        65
        A        97                C        80
        A-       95                C-       77
        B+       94                D+       74
        B        90                D        72
        B-       87                D-       70


Weighted grades for accelerated classes will be given if the class is offered at Clinton High School. All other
grades for transfer accelerated classes will be averaged at face value.




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                                       SUBJECT-CHOICE INFORMATION
                                          2009 – 2010 SCHOOL YEAR
We cannot over-emphasize the importance and seriousness of completing this pre-registration process as accurately as
possible. If you need further information or help, please contact your child's school counselor.
IMPORTANT
Individual schedules and classroom assignments are derived directly from choices made in this pre-registration process
and should be definite and final. Schedules should be carefully planned with the help of the advisors and counselors so
that they need not be changed at a later date. The number and specialty of teachers are employed on the basis of the
students’ subject selections. Course choices will be selected in January. Parents will sign course verification sheets in
April indicating changes or approval. THE ONLY SCHEDULE CHANGES MADE AFTER APRIL WILL BE OFFICE
ERRORS AND / OR ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO FAILED CLASSES OR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

MINIMUM WORK LOAD
Sumner Hill Junior High School and Clinton High School will have a seven-period day. All ninth, tenth, and eleventh
grade students will be required to be at school for all seven periods. Graduating seniors will be required to be at school
for six periods. The only exception to this will be students who are enrolled in Coop classes who may be dismissed after
five periods or Seniors who have a ninth period study hall, tenth period senior release, and the required document signed
by a parent or guardian. The documentation must be signed both semesters. Tenth and eleventh graders who have a
tenth period study hall may also be signed out by a parent at the beginning of each semester. SCHEDULE CHANGES
WILL NOT BE MADE TO ACCOMMODATE NINTH AND TENTH PERIOD STUDY HALLS.

All students will be required to take five units of credit. The maximum number of credits to be earned in summer school
is one per year. Students who desire to earn one unit of credit during the summer from another accredited high school
must receive prior written approval from his/her high school principal. Only one unit of credit may be earned through
completion of an approved correspondence and/or online course; permission to enroll in a correspondence or online
course must be granted by the principal.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum courses or subjects required for graduation from Clinton High School are:
COURSE OR SUBJECT                       CLASS OF                             2010           2011 AND 2012
English                                                                      4                           4
Mathematics                                                                  4                           4
Science                                                                      3                           4
Social Studies                                                               3.5                         4
Comprehensive or
Family and Individual Health                                                 .5                          .5
Keyboarding/Computer Applications
Or Computer Discovery                                                        1                           1
The Arts                                                                     1                           1
Other Credits                                                                 5                          6.5
TOTAL                                                                        22                          25
         The MINIMUM of Pre-Algebra or Transition to Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry shall be required.
          Beginning with the class of 2009, a credit can be earned in Pre-Algebra, Transition to Algebra, or Algebra I in
          the eighth grade.
         Beginning with the class of 2011, two of the four math credits earned must be above Algebra I (Geom/Alg II).
          Only one math credit can be earned in the 8th grade.
         Biology and two other sciences shall be required. One of these courses may be in Allied Health I, however,
          Allied Health is not an approved science for students wishing to meet university admissions.
         Beginning with the class of 2011, Biology and three other sciences shall be required. One of these courses may
          be Allied Health I, however, Allied Health is not an approved science for students wishing to meet university
          admissions.
         MS Studies, World Geography, World History, U.S. History, and U.S. Government shall be required. Students
          who enter the Clinton School District after the ninth grade may waive world geography. The credit earned for a
          State/local Government course in any other state by an out-of-state transfer student who enters after the
          sophomore year can stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies or Mississippi State and local Government.
         Beginning with the class of 2011, MS Studies, World Geography, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government,
          and Economics shall be required. The credit earned for a State/Local Government course in any other state by
          an out-of-state transfer student who enters after the sophomore year can stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies or
          Mississippi state and local government.
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         Computer Discovery taken in the eighth grade will receive 1 Carnegie unit of credit. Keyboarding (1/2 credit)
          and Computer Applications (1/2 credit) will be accepted in place of Computer Discovery.
         One credit in art, band, choral music, general music, or introduction to theater arts (drama) will fulfill the art
          requirement.
         Any student not completing graduation requirements at the end of the regular summer school term at Clinton
          High School shall be required to meet the graduation requirements for the next school year. In order to be
          eligible for graduation, a student must complete all assignments including those given for misconduct.
         Students must also meet the Subject Area Test requirements listed on page 6.


                                UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
If a student plans to go directly from Clinton High School to one of the Mississippi publicly-supported
universities, the following high school courses are required for admission.

                                                      CLASS OF 2010
English                                         4        All must require substantial writing components

Mathematics                                     4         Pre-Algebra or Transition to Algebra, Algebra
                                                          I, Geometry, and Algebra II (Only a math credit earned
                                                          BEYOND Algebra II will be considered an advanced
                                                          elective).

Science                                         3         Biology: Choose from Physical Science, Human A&P,
                                                          Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, or Physics

Social Studies                                  3.5       U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, MS
                                                          Studies, Economics or World Geography

Advanced Electives                              2         One must be a Foreign Language or Advanced World
                                                          Geography; the other may be 5th Math, 4th Science,
                                                          Advanced World Geography or 2nd Foreign Language
                                                          (Only a math credit earned BEYOND Algebra II will be
                                                          considered an advanced elective).
Keyboarding/
Computer Application                            1         Computer Discovery taken in the eighth grade
                                                          will be accepted
Comprehensive or
Family/Individual Health                         .5

The Arts                                        1         Art, Band, Music or
                                                          Introduction to Theater Arts

Eighth Grade Unit                                         ONLY ONE math credit and ONE Computer Discovery
                                                          credit earned during the eighth grade will be accepted.




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                            BEGINNING WITH THE CLASS OF 2011

English                              4       All must require substantial writing components

Math                                 4       Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Science                              4       Biology: Choose from Physical Science, Human A & P,
                                             Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, or Physics
Social Studies                       4       US History, World History, U.S. Government, MS Studies
                                             Economics, and World Geography
Advanced Electives                   2       One must be a Foreign Language or Advanced World
                                             Geography; the other must be a 5th Math, 5th Science,
                                             Advanced World Geography, or 2nd Foreign Language.

Keyboarding/
Computer Applications                1       Computer Discovery taken in the eighth grade will be
                                             accepted

Comprehensive or
Family/Individual Health             .5

The Arts                             1       Art, Band, Choral Music, General Music, or Introduction
                                             Theater Arts (Drama)

Eighth Grade Units                           ONE math credit and ONE Computer Discovery credit
                                             earned during the eighth grade will be accepted


CLASSIFICATIONS
Freshman (9th Grade)         Promotion to ninth grade (with one math credit)
Sophomore (l0th Grade)       Five units (must include English I and one math credit)
Junior (11th Grade)          Nine units (must include English II)
Senior (12th Grade)          Fifteen units (must include English III, Algebra I, and one other math
                             credit)

BEGINNING WITH THE CLASS OF 2011
Freshman (9th Grade)   Promotion to ninth grade (with one math credit)
Sophomore (10th Grade) Six units (must include English I and one math credit)
Junior (11th Grade)    Twelve Units (must include English II)
Senior (12th Grade)    Eighteen Units (must include English III, Algebra I and one
                       other math credit)




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ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

The AP Program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and to
receive course credit and advanced placement upon entering college. Over 1200 colleges in the country offer
course credit to AP students who score at a certain level on the AP examinations. An AP course is
challenging and stimulating and compared to other high school courses takes more time and requires more
homework. It also gives greater opportunity for individual progress and accomplishment and goes into
greater depth. The students develop critical thinking skills, fluid writing abilities, problem-solving skills, and
expertise in absorbing masses of material. Academic rank in class is determined by a numeric scale of yearly
averages, with both AP and honors classes being weighted. Grades for AP courses will be multiplied by 1.1
and grades for honors classes by 1.05. Grades for weighted courses are not reflected on the report card. The
weight is calculated in the cumulative grade point average.

ADMISSION POLICY FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT HONORS ENGLISH CLASSES

All students in Honors English I will automatically be enrolled in Honors English II. Only students who have
teacher and parent approval may shift to the lower level of English. Students desiring to enter the honors
program may request a parent/student conference with the Honors English Chairperson at CHS. After that
conference, he/she may make a choice about which English is more appropriate. Any student moving into the
district during a school year may enter Honors English only if the student has been enrolled in an honors
program at his/her former school. If he/she has not, he may follow the admission procedure for the following
year.

During their junior year, students may have the option of either Honors English III or AP English III with an
emphasis on preparation for the Language and Composition test and the option their senior year for either
Honors English IV or AP English IV with an emphasis on preparation for the Literature and Composition
test. They may take Honors both years or Honors in the eleventh and AP in the twelfth or AP in the eleventh
and Honors in the twelfth or AP in both grades.

Once a teacher identifies the need for a student to add or drop an Honors English course, he must confer with
the Honors English Chairperson who will then request a conference with the student first, then with the
student and his parent before approving the change.

A student may only enter and leave the honors program once. He may not, however, move to General
English his senior year since Honors English IV offers a viable alternative to Advanced Placement English IV
without causing the student to repeat his study of British literature.

      District Procedures for Transferring from Honors / Advanced Placement Courses
                THESE POLICIES APPLY TO GRADES EIGHT - TWELVE
        After the first five days of each school semester, the policy for transferring from an Honors or
        Advanced Placement course to a lower-level course is as follows:
                1. Transfers from Honors / Advanced Placement courses are allowed at the end of the
                      first nine-weeks grading period only. After this time period, no transfers will be
                      allowed.
                2. Students transferring into the district after the first nine-weeks grading period will
                      be given a nine-weeks period in which to decide to transfer from Honors / Advanced
                      Placement courses.
                3. Students will receive their un-weighted average as a grade to be carried into the lower-
                      level course.
                4. If no lower-level course is available, the student will remain in the honors or AP course.
                      The 5 credit rule will apply.
                5. Students that transfer out of an Honors / Advanced Placement course will not be
                      allowed to re-enter that track of study during the remainder of their high school career.

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                                                  TECH PREP

Tech Prep in Mississippi is a dynamic process which will help lead our schools into the twenty-first century.
It is a series of educational programs and activities which address the needs of students.

                                     Components of Mississippi Tech Prep:
                                  Applied Academic Instruction
                                  Integration of Academic and Vocational Education
                                  Contextual Teaching
                                  Occupational Clusters of Study
                                  Work-site Experiences
                                  Innovative Courses
                                  Career Planning
                                  Articulation

ACCREDITATION
Clinton High School is accredited by the Mississippi Accrediting Commission of the Mississippi State
Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Clinton Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, or disability in the provision of educational programs, activities, and services, or employment
opportunities and benefits.

The following office has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the non-discrimination
policies of the above mentioned entities:

Superintendent of the Clinton Public School District
PO Box 300
Clinton, MS 39060
601-924-7533


STUDENT HANDBOOK

The parent-student handbooks contain a full explanation of policies concerning students at Sumner Hill
Junior High School and Clinton High School.

At the beginning of the school year, each student is given a copy of the handbook with
instructions that he/she will take it home and discuss its contents with his/her family in order that all
concerned individuals might gain a working knowledge of the school policies.




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                                   Graduation Requirements
                               Subject Area Implementation Dates

ALL students must earn a passing score on---
 U.S. History from 1877
      And
 English II Multiple Choice and English II Writing
      And
 Biology
      And
 Algebra I


Courses that have subject area tests requirements may not be taken during the summer session.

All students in grades K - 12 for the 2009-2010 school year will be required to pass all four subject tests in
order to earn a diploma. They take the test during the school year they are enrolled in the subject. Students
take these tests on dates established by the Mississippi Department of Education. Students who do not pass
the test the first time they take it will be given additional opportunities to take the test as stipulated by the
Mississippi Department of Education.

Students who enroll in the Clinton Public School District at any grade level will be governed by the
regulations listed above.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
English Language Learners (ELL) are held to the same state mandated standards as all students.
Accommodations and interventions may be provided. ELL Students are required to earn Carnegie credits as
set forth in District Policy IHF – “Requirements for Graduation and Grade” and to successfully pass all State
Subject-Area Assessments to earn high school diplomas.


CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM

A                95 – 100
B                85 – 94
C                75 – 84
D                70 – 74
F                Below 70




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CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL
SUMNER HILL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
LANGUAGE ARTS
        AP ENGLISH IV (LITERATURE)                  1 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisite: Honors or AP English III or approval by English Department Chairperson
AP English Literature offers the student who already has a command of his language an opportunity to
develop other skills through in-depth study of world literary classics. Major emphasis is placed on writing.
This course will help the student prepare for the national Advanced Placement examination in Literature.

        AP ENGLISH III (LANGUAGE)                   1 Credit                  Grade 11
Prerequisite: Honors English II or approval by English Department Chairperson
AP English Language offers the student an opportunity to develop skills in structural analysis of the language
and in persuasive, analytical, and expository writing. This course will help the student prepare for the
national Advanced Placement examination in Language.

        HONORS ENGLISH I                     1 Credit                 Grade 9
        HONORS ENGLISH II                    1 Credit                 Grade 10
        HONORS ENGLISH III                   1 Credit                 Grade 11
        HONORS ENGLISH IV                    1 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisites: Approval by English Department Chairperson or prior year in Honors English
Students participating in this level will have mastered certain basic skills which will allow them to engage in
more in-depth study of additional skills. These courses contain the same core skills, but some skills are
introduced earlier and mastery is attained earlier.

         GENERAL ENGLISH I                           1 Credit                Grade 9
         GENERAL ENGLISH II                          1 Credit                Grade 10
         GENERAL ENGLISH III                         1 Credit                Grade 11
         GENERAL ENGLISH IV                          1 Credit                Grade 12
Prerequisites: One English class per year; must pass previous year to advance
Students participating in this level will meet the normal expectations for English Education as outlined in the
State Curriculum Structure. The majority of Clinton High School students will receive instruction through
this course sequence. This program offers preparation in all areas including composition and research.

MATHEMATICS

          AP CALCULUS AB                               1 Credit                  Grade 12
Prerequisite: Honors Trig, Honors Advanced Algebra (Grade of A or B is strongly recommended)
Calculus includes a study of differential calculus and an introduction to integral calculus. Topics include
limits, continuity, differentiation of functions, integration of functions, and applications. This course will help
prepare the student for the national Advanced Placement test in Calculus.


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         HONORS STATISTICS                                   1 Credit                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting analyzing, and drawing
conclusions from data. Four major areas of concentration include data explorations, design of experiments,
production of models using probability, and simulation and statistical inference. Students are required to
design, conduct, represent, and interpret statistical and probabilistic studies. The use of technology will be
an integral part of the course.

         HONORS TRIGONOMETRY                        1/2 Credit                Grade 11
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II
Trigonometry is a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions with emphasis on application. Topics
include circular functions and their graphs, polar coordinates, trigonometric identities and equations,
triangle trigonometry, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, trigonometric addition formulas, double and half-angle
formulas.
         HONORS PRE CALCULUS                        1/2 Credit                Grade 11
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II
Pre-Calculus covers those skills and objectives necessary for success in calculus. Topics of study include
sequences and series, functions, and higher order polynomials. Polynomial functions provide the context for
higher-order investigations. Topics are addressed from a numeric, graphical, and analytical perspective.
Technology is to be used to enhance presentation and understanding of concepts.

         TRIGONOMETRY                               1/2 Credit              Grade 12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Trigonometry is a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions with emphasis on application. Topics
include circular functions and their graphs, polar coordinates, trigonometric identities and equations,
triangle trigonometry, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, trigonometric addition formulas, double and half-angle
formulas.
         ADVANCED ALGEBRA                           1/2 Credit              Grade 12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Advanced Algebra consists of selected topics from advanced mathematics. Topics include polynomial
functions and graphing, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytical geometry, and
matrices.

        HONORS ALGEBRA II                           1 Credit                  Grade 10
Prerequisite: Honors Geometry
        ALGEBRA II                                  1 Credit                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Geometry
Algebra II is a continuation and extension of the skills developed in Algebra I. Topics studied include linear
equations, relations and functions, polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radicals, quadratic
equations, and systems of linear and quadratic equations.

         HONORS GEOMETRY                              1 Credit             Grade 9
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra I
         GEOMETRY                                     1 Credit             Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Geometry is the development of a logical mathematical system from a set of undefined terms, defined terms,
axioms, postulates, and theorems. Topics include special relationships among points, lines and planes, angle
relationships, triangles, polygons, circles, and solids.




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HONORS ALGEBRA I                           1 Credit                  Grade 8
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra in the seventh grade with an average of at least 85
         ALGEBRA I                                  1 Credit                 Grades 9-11
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Transition (see below)
Algebra I provides a foundation in the language, basic skills, and concepts of algebra. The following topics
are included: rational numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, applications,
inequalities, and graphing. (Students entering Sumner Hill having completed Pre-Algebra with a grade of 80
or above or having passed Transition to Algebra will be enrolled in Algebra I).

         TRANSITION TO ALGEBRA                       1 Credit                 Grades 8-9
Prerequisite: None
Transition to Algebra is a course intended to be a bridge between the concrete concepts of Pre-Algebra and
the abstract concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. This course will be activity-based, allowing students to
explore and investigate algebraic and geometric concepts to build a stronger foundation of basic skills. Such
explorations should emphasize physical models, data, graphs, and other mathematical representations in
appropriate situations that facilitate the learning process. (Students entering Sumner Hill having completed
Pre-Algebra with a grade of 79 or below will be enrolled in Transition to Algebra.)

          PRE-ALGEBRA                                1 Credit                 Grade 8
Prerequisite: None
Pre-Algebra provides a thorough introduction to the language and skills of algebra plus a review of the basic
skills of arithmetic. The following topics are included: algebraic expressions, linear equations in one-variable
polynomials, inequalities, and graphing.

SCIENCE
NOTE: BIOLOGY I is the only specific science course required for graduation. The other necessary credits
may come from Physical Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, or Physics. Notice that since
many upper level science courses have CHEMISTRY as a prerequisite, students who wish to take upper level
science courses should plan to take Chemistry in their Sophomore or Junior year.

         AP BIOLOGY                                1 Credit                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry (Grade of A or B is strongly recommended)
This course includes the principles and processes of biology. Topics include biochemistry, molecular and
cellular biology, heredity and evolution, taxonomy, and ecology. Laboratory investigations related to these
topics are emphasized.

         AP CHEMISTRY                                1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry and Algebra II (Grade of A or B in both courses is strongly recommended)
AP Chemistry provides the student with an opportunity to study advanced chemistry topics. These topics
include structure of matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics,
electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic reactions, environmental chemistry, and qualitative analysis.
Laboratory investigations related to these topics are emphasized.

          HONORS PHYSICS                            1 Credit                Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Algebra II
Co-requisite: Trigonometry
This course provides opportunities for students to develop and communicate an understanding of matter and
energy through lab-based activities, mathematical expressions and concepts exploration. Concepts covered in
this course include kinematics, dynamics, energy, optics, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and
electricity. Laboratory work will allow students to observe and analyze physical situations as they relate to
physical laws and concepts.

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         HONORS CHEMISTRY                            1 Credit                   Grade 10
Prerequisite for Honors Chemistry: Biology (Must be taking Honors Algebra II)
         CHEMISTRY                                   1 Credit                   Grades 10-12
Prerequisite for Chemistry: Biology, Algebra I
This course provides the student with an overview of the properties and reactions of matter. Topics include
energy and matter, atomic structure, bonding and molecular structure, the periodic table, mathematics of
chemistry, kinetic theory, states of matter, acid-base theories, solutions, organic chemistry, and radioactivity.
A laboratory component allows the students to observe directly the chemical reactions and to verify chemical
theories.

          HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1 Credit                                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology
This course is a study of these systems of the human body: skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory,
circulatory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, integumentary, lymphatic, and reproductive. Dissection of the
fetal pig will reinforce identification of structures of the various systems.

         PHYSICAL SCIENCE                          1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology
Students who have completed chemistry and /or physics may not enroll in this course. This course provides
an introduction to the relationships between energy and matter. Major areas of study are matter, periodic
table, sound, light, and motion. Related laboratory investigations are included.

        EARTH SCIENCE                              1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introductory, lab-based course designed to explore the Earth and Universe. Topics include
the composition of the Earth; weathering; plate tectonics; fossils; oceanography; atmospheric phenomena;
the water cycle; and planetary and star systems.

          HONORS BIOLOGY                              1 Credit                 Grade 9
Prerequisite: Students must have scored 879 and above on the State Science Test and Advanced on the
MCT2 Language Arts; score in the upper 50th percentile on MCT2 math.
This course provides an in-depth study of general Biology and will be taught at an accelerated level. The
course provides knowledge of living organisms to help the student understand himself and his relationship to
his environment. Major areas of study include the chemistry of life, the cell, mechanisms of inheritance,
classification of living creatures, plant and animal life, organic changes over time, and ecological interactions
among living creatures. A laboratory component will allow the student to directly study living organisms and
practice the process of observation, classification, and appropriate laboratory techniques. Presentation of the
material emphasizes the scientific method of investigation.

         BIOLOGY                                      1 Credit                   Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
This course provides knowledge of living organisms to help the student understand himself and his
relationship to his environment. Major areas of study include the chemistry of life, the cell, mechanisms of
inheritance, classification of living creatures, plant and animal life, organic changes over time, and ecological
interactions among living creatures. A laboratory component will allow the student to directly study living
organisms and practice the process of observation, classification, and appropriate laboratory techniques.
Presentation of the material emphasizes the scientific method of investigation.

        ASTRONOMY                                  1/2 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology
This course provides the student with an overview of the earth's position in the universe. Topics include:
globular earth, timekeeping, tools of astronomy, solar system, stars in season, and galactic systems. The
laboratory component provides the student with knowledge of constellations as well as galaxy shapes.

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         GEOLOGY                                   1/2 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology
This course provides opportunities for students to develop and communicate an understanding of the
chemical and physical content of the earth and the changes that can occur. Concepts covered in this course
include earth’s internal components, plate tectonics, the geological timetable, and Mississippi geological
areas.

        GENETICS                                   1/2 Credit                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry
This laboratory-based course will explore the principles of classical genetics, including the relationship
between traits and patterns of inheritance within organisms. Population genetics, genetic variations among
individuals, and applications of modern advances in genetics will be investigated.

        MICROBIOLOGY                                1/2 Credit             Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry
This laboratory-based course will investigate microorganisms and the various roles they play in the living
world. Topics explored will include identification of common microbes, culturing and staining
microorganisms, host/microbe relationships, disease processes, environmental microorganisms, and uses of
microbiology in industry.

SOCIAL STUDIES
          AP EUROPEAN HISTORY                         1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
This class is equivalent to a full year college course in European history. In addition to providing a basic
exposure to the factual narrative, the goals of the Advanced Placement Program in European History are to
develop an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, an ability to analyze
historical evidence, and an ability to express that understanding and analysis in writing. Some of the
important areas to be considered are intellectual and cultural developments, social and economic trends, and
political and diplomatic history.

         AP MACROECONOMICS                          1/2 Credit               Grade 12
Prerequisite: Instructors Approval
This course is designed to prepare the student to take the advanced placement Macroeconomics Examination
sponsored by the College Board. For students who achieve a score of 3, 4, or 5, universities grant either
credit or advanced placement when taking a one semester introductory college course. The course promotes
the understanding of aggregate economic activity; the utilization of resources within and across countries;
and the critical evaluation of determinants of economic progress and economic decisions made by
policymakers. The course teaches how to generate, interpret, label and analyze graphs, charts, and data to
describe and explain economic concepts.

         AP US GOVERNMENT & POLITICS                  1/2 Credit              Grade 12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
This course is designed to prepare the student to take the advanced placement U.S. Government and Politics
Examination sponsored by the College Board. For students who achieve a score of 3, 4, or 5, universities
grant either credit or advanced placement when taking a one-semester introductory college course. The
course is designed to teach students about the American political system. There is extensive reading, and this
must be completed in advance of class discussion. Students are expected to have a comprehensive
understanding of all topics treated in the text, reader, and the classroom and will be tested for understanding
of both the readings and classroom discussions.



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        US GOVERNMENT                               1/2 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisite: None
This course provides an understanding of the unalienable rights, civil rights, and civil liberties of an
American; outlines the duties and responsibilities of the citizen in the United States political process; provides
a knowledge base of the three branches of United States government; and relates the study of United States
government to current issues.

         AP US HISTORY                              1 Credit                    Grade 11
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
This course is an elective course intended for students who wish to complete studies and accept responsibility
for college-level work. It will provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to
deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. History. Students learn to assess historical materials
and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. Major emphasis is placed
on analysis of primary documents, historians' interpretations, and writing. This course will help the student
prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination in May. Scores from this exam are used by most
universities and colleges to determine whether or not a student qualifies for college credit.

         US HISTORY 1877 – TO PRESENT              1 Credit                 Grade 11
Prerequisite: None
This course develops a knowledge base of political, economic, cultural, and military history of the United
States from 1877 to the present; provides experiences to gain an appreciation of our American heritage and to
promote patriotism; encourages an interest in current affairs; promotes international understanding; and
develops critical thinking skills.

         HONORS WORLD HISTORY                        1 Credit                 Grade 10
Prerequisite: Instructor’s Approval
In Honors World History emphasis is placed on analytical writing and studying primary sources to develop
historical interpretation skills and also to determine bias. The course can be used as a preparatory course for
AP U.S. History and AP U.S. Government. Since there is a strong emphasis on analytical writing in this
course, it is strongly recommended though not mandatory, that any student enrolled in Honors World
History should have taken Honors English I and/or be enrolled in Honors English II.

        WORLD HISTORY                             1 Credit                 Grade 10
Prerequisite for World History: None
This course develops an understanding of change, the impact of change, and learning to deal with change;
develops an awareness of the interdependence of the Modern World; develops a rational, humane citizen who
can function in the Modern World; and develops an appreciation of the differences of people and culture;
and demonstrates respect for the origins and worth of all people.

         INTRO WORLD GEOGRAPHY                     1/2 Credit               Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
This one-semester course will provide an understanding of and the ability to use the basic tools of geography
to include maps, charts, tables, and graphs; provide a knowledge of the general characteristics of region and
sub-regions of the world; demonstrate the interrelations of humans in their environments; and identify and
contrast the patterns of human variation: regional, national, and global.

         ADVANCED WORLD GEOGRAPHY 1 Credit                                   Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This full-year course is a continuation of the introductory course in World Geography. It will fulfill the
advanced elective requirement for university admissions.

         MISSISSIPPI STUDIES                       1/2 Credit               Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
In this required course, students will understand and develop an appreciation for the geography, history,
government, literature, art, and music of Mississippi.
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        HISTORY OF THE
        ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST                          1 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to investigate the history, culture, geography, economics, religion, and political
systems of the ancient Middle East. The course involves class discussion, textbook readings, group projects,
and group activities.

        LAW-RELATED EDUCATION                         1/2 Credit                  Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course gives students an understanding of the legal process and the legal system and focuses on issues
that can be illustrated through students' experiences. The course emphasizes these topics: the crime problem
and the justice system, the role of the police, the role of the courts, the role of the penal system, and
Mississippi Law as it pertains to young people.

        ECONOMICS                                  1/2 Credit               Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: None
This course will develop an awareness of the relationship of world economic systems. The student will trace
the American economic system and the impact of that system in a global setting. The student will develop an
understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics from individual finances to world economic
organizations.

        PSYCHOLOGY                                 1/2 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course provides an introduction of the nature of psychology, outlines the states of human growth and
development, provides a familiarization with the creative thinking process, and provides a familiarization
with individual development.

         SOCIOLOGY                                 1/2 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
The course in sociology introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of sociology as a discipline;
encourages students to become aware of some of the problems, using methods that are scientifically and
logically sound; stimulates students to become aware of the extreme importance of social relationships in
human behavior; and enables students to develop the ability to look more objectively at the social
phenomena.

CAREER/TECHNICAL
NOTE: ADVANCED PLACEMENT / ARTICULATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL MISSISSIPPI
COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOR ALL OF OUR CAREER / TECHNICAL COURSES. ELIGIBILITY
REQUIRES COMPLETION OF THE 1ST AND 2ND YEAR PROGRAM AND AN 80% OR HIGHER
SCORE ON THE MISSISSIPPI CAREER PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (MS-CPAS2)
         COMPUTER DISCOVERY                           1 Credit                Grade 8
Prerequisite: None
This course fulfills the requirement for Keyboarding and Computer Applications.
Computer Discovery is designed to provide fundamental skills in the operation of microcomputers, including
an introduction to computers, keyboarding skills, and the operating system using Windows. Real-world
applications in word processing, graphics, databases, telecommunications, spreadsheets, and desktop
publishing will integrate into the five career cluster areas (Agriculture/Natural Resources Technology,
Health/Human Services Technology, Business/Marketing Technology, Engineering/Industrial Technology,
and Humanities/Fine Arts).




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        FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH 1/2 Credit                            Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This one-semester course is a comprehensive study of the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the
individual. The course will also focus on making healthy choices that promote wellness in the individual and
the family. This course may be taken in lieu of Comprehensive Health required for high school graduation.

        FAMILY DYNAMICS                            1/2 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This one-semester course involves the study of adolescence in the context of careers, family, dating, marriage,
and parenting. This class explores life through the eyes of a teenager.

        TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERY                      1 Credit                   Grade 9
Prerequisite: None
The world of technology comes to life through hands-on activities in thirteen self-contained technology
modules. Uses of technology and careers relating to the technologies are a primary focus. The thirteen
modular units include Audio Communication and Video Production, Automation and Control Systems,
Bio-related Technologies, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, Electronics, Emerging Technologies,
Engineering, Environmental Technology, Graphics and Imaging, Lasers, Manufacturing, Spatial Information
(GPS & GIS), and Transportation. Pairs of students rotate through each module to gain first-hand
knowledge of how technology is used in today’s society.


NOTE: STUDENTS MAY TAKE ONLY ONE TWO-HOUR BLOCK VOCATIONAL COURSE PER
SCHOOL YEAR.

         ALLIED HEALTH I                              2 Credits                 Grades 10-11
Prerequisite or Co-requisite for Allied Health I: Human A&P, Chemistry, or Honors Chemistry and a grade
of 80 or above in last science course
         ALLIED HEALTH II                             2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Allied Health II: Teacher approval. Parents and students must attend a mandatory
informational meeting at the end of the Allied Health I program. Proof of immunizations and clinical
paperwork required by the hospital must be submitted to the teacher on the day of registration.
Allied Health is designed to introduce students to various fields in health care and to provide them with a
knowledge base of information and skills common to these many careers. Students will gain insight into the
health care system through classroom assignments, laboratory skills, professional guest speakers from the
health care field, and visits to various health care settings. This class prepares students with entry level skills
and knowledge for a medical assistant job and encourages students to pursue their education at the post
secondary level. Allied Health I provides an introduction to health careers, medical terminology, basic skills,
and body structure and function. During Allied Health II, the students will have opportunities to observe
health care professionals in actual clinical settings while acquiring advanced knowledge and skills for careers
in therapy, laboratory science, psychosocial health care, and numerous other areas of health care. Both
courses offer CPR training.

          AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS I                    2 Credits                 Grades 10-11
          AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS II                   2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Auto Mechanics II: Teacher approval
These two-hour block courses are designed to develop basic skills in automotive technology. Automotive I
includes orientation and safety, technical references, measurement, and fasteners; basic automotive service;
brakes and basic electrical service. Automotive II offers foundation skills in engine performance, drive
trains, steering and suspension systems, and air condition and heating service.




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        BUILDING TRADES I                            2 Credits                   Grades 10-11
        BUILDING TRADES II                           2 Credits                   Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Building Trades II: Teacher approval
These two-hour block courses are designed to offer classroom and shop learning experiences in the area of
carpentry, brick and blocklaying, plumbing, welding, and house wiring. Students will apply the instruction
by laying out and constructing small buildings, cabinets, furniture, and other items associated with the
construction industry. Units will include safety, use of hand and power tools, operation of machinery,
blueprint reading, and the utilization of different tools specific to the building industry.

        EARLY CHILDHOOD
        SERVICES AND EDUCATION I                    2 Credits                 Grades 10-11
        EARLY CHILDHOOD
        SERVICES AND EDUCATION II                   2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Child Care II: Teacher approval
These two-hour block courses are designed to teach students about the growth and development of children
from birth to age 6. Students enrolled in Child Care II progress to instruction in teaching young children
through learning centers and educational activities. Under the supervision of elementary teachers, students
work as child care assistants in the elementary classrooms. Child Care students assist teachers in planning
and performing activities to promote the physical, interpersonal, motor, mental, and social growth and
development of children. Child Care II offers CPR certification.

         COMPUTER GRAPHICS
         TECHNOLOGY I                               2 Credits                Grades 10-11
         COMPUTER GRAPHICS
         TECHNOLOGY II                              2 Credits                Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Computer Graphics Technology II: Teacher approval
Computer Graphics Technology I students will explore the history of graphic design and career opportunities
available. The course provides an introduction to the elements and basic principles of design, typography,
photography, printing, and animation.
Computer Graphics Technology II will provide instruction in advanced software applications, marketing and
advertising concepts, print products, packaging, web page development and career preparation. The course
is project-based and allows students to apply all general knowledge of designing to create multimedia
projects. A quality portfolio will be created during the course, which can be used towards employment
and/or post-secondary education. Skills learned in Art I will contribute to success in this course. Instruction
in the development of video games is not included in this course.

         COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I                    21/2 Credits            Grades 11-12
         COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II                   21/2 Credits            Grade 12
Prerequisite: Approval of Co-op Instructor and Career Complex Director
These one-hour courses are designed to give "on-the-job" training to students who have successfully
completed a vocational course or those students with a clearly defined occupational objective. Students will be
responsible for securing employment in the area in which they received their vocational training. All training
stations must be approved by the teacher and the Career Complex Director. Students must work a total of
540 hours during the school year and meet other special course requirements. Students must have their own
transportation to and from their assigned job site.




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         CULINARY & RELATED
         FOODS TECHNOLOGY I                        2 Credits                 Grades 10-11
         CULINARY & RELATED
         FOODS TECHNOLOGY II                       2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Culinary & Related Technology I: Grade requirement in last math – B in Transition to
Algebra, C in Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II.
Prerequisite for Culinary & Related Technology II: Teacher approval
These two hour block courses will provide hands-on instructional activities that prepare students for
employment or continuing education in the food service industry. This curriculum incorporates the National
Restaurant Association’s ProStart Learning Objectives. Any student who successfully completes this
program and the mentoring requirements of the NRA can take the National ProStart Certificate of
Achievement exam. This national certification program is recognized throughout the food service industry.
Management skills emphasized are basic customer service, food safety and sanitation, workplace safety and
security, culinary basics, food preparation techniques, equipment, nutrition, human resources and controlling
food costs. Culinary History is also explored. Math skills are necessary to master the objectives in the areas
of marketing, accounting, purchasing, and inventory.


         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I                        2 credits                  Grades 10-11
         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY II                       2 credits                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite for Information Technology I: C average in math the previous year is recommended.
Prerequisite for Information Technology II: Teacher approval
Information Technology is designed to provide the basic foundation, skills, and knowledge for computer
networking, applications, support, along with an introduction to programming. Students will receive the
skills necessary to prepare for certification exams and will learn how to develop, support, and integrate
computing systems; acquire network planning and management skills; and provide technical support. The
program will provide hands-on-experience in computer systems support and skills in network setup and
maintenance. Program competencies are designed to prepare students for A+ certification.


ELECTIVES

        ACCOUNTING I                                1 Credit                Grades 10-12
        HONORS ACCOUNTING II                        1 Credit                Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Accounting I will expose students to basic principles, concepts, and procedures of accounting necessary for
entering, with competency, the world of work and will provide students with skills that will form the
foundation for career advancement. Accounting II is recommended for students who have successfully
completed Accounting I and have the capacity for learning principles, concepts, and procedures used by full
charge accountants.

        AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE 1/2 Credit                              Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
The African-American Literature course is a survey course that draws upon a compilation of themes, styles,
and language used by various writers of African-American descent. The student will recognize
and appreciate contributions of selected authors through reading, speaking, and viewing selected works
and by researching the writing.

         COMPENSATORY READING I                      1/2 Credit                 Grade 9
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to give intensive, specialized reading instruction to the student who does not perform
satisfactorily in secondary school classes due to reading difficulty. The work is adjusted to the needs of the
individual student.

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        COMPENSATORY READING II                  1/2 Credit               Grade 9
Prerequisite: Compensatory Reading II
This course is an extension of Compensatory Reading I and is designed to meet the needs of the student who
needs further assistance upon completion of Compensatory Reading I.

          COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH                      1/2 Credit                Grade 9
Prerequisite: None
This one-semester course is a comprehensive study of health which includes classroom instruction in personal
health, community and environmental health, nutrition and consumer health, disease, family life, drug abuse,
first aid and safety, and mental health. This course will not be offered at CHS. Family and Individual Health
may be taken in lieu of Comprehensive Health and will meet the requirement for graduation.

         COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                     1/2 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
The purpose of the course is to provide each student with essential skills and knowledge necessary to use
computer hardware and software in daily life and occupational tasks. Emphasis is placed on common
applications including operating systems, word processing, data management, and spreadsheet. This course is
not available for those who passed Computer Discovery in 8th grade.

         CREATIVE WRITING                           1/2 Credit                Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: C average in English the previous year is recommended
Students will study the techniques of the short story, the poem, the one-act play, and the personal essay. They
will read the works of noted authors and identify the elements that contribute to their success; then they will
create short stories, poems, and personal essays of their own. Much of the time in the course will be devoted
to revision, with the emphasis on quality not quantity.

         DEBATE I                                  1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
         DEBATE II                                 1 Credit                  Grades 11-12
         DEBATE III                                1 Credit                  Grade 12
Prerequisite: Instructor approval required
Debate offers an individual a formalized system for handling controversy that cannot be resolved through
discussion. This full-year course emphasizes the development of persuasive speaking skills, the techniques of
competitive debate, and the fundamentals of dramatic oration. Students will study Public Forum debate,
Lincoln-Douglas debate, Policy debate, and Parliamentary debate, as well as other extemporaneous speaking
techniques which incorporate logical reasoning and delivery skills. Students who enroll in this class should
enjoy research, read widely, work to build independent thinking skills, and be self- motivated.

         DRIVER EDUCATION                          1/2 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Students must prove that they have obtained their learners permit.
When a student enrolls in driver education, he must complete the classroom work (30 hours), simulator
training (12 hours), and behind-the-wheel training (3 hours) before he receives credit for the course. In the
event of an accident during the driver training period, both parents and students are protected by insurance
on the training car. A student must have a notarized application, a social security card, a certified birth
certificate, and a notarized school attendance form before he can be issued a learner's permit. Student’s
without a learner’s permit will not be enrolled.

        DESKTOP PUBLISHING                         1/2 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Knowledge and use of keyboarding skills
Desktop Publishing offers the student the opportunity to use keyboarding and word processing skills in the
production of attractive documents such as a flyer, letterhead, business card, report cover, and newsletter.
Graphic design and page layout techniques are emphasized. Students will produce attractive documents that
communicate effectively and use proper desktop publishing strategies. Pagemaker software is used.


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         ENTREPRENEURSHIP/BUSINESS                   1/2 Credit                Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Entrepreneurship is designed to equip students with introductory skills which help prepare them to organize
and run a business. Business terminology, basic entrepreneurship concepts, and fundamental operating
principles are emphasized. Students are involved with activities such as developing market plans and
applying global economic concepts. Students will analyze supply and demand and understand how it affects
price and profit. Students will also learn to calculate operational expenses in determining profit. Finally,
students will be exposed to ethical problems related to the work place and discuss solutions for some of these
problems.

          FRENCH I                                    1 Credit                 Grades 9-12
          FRENCH II                                   1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
          HONORS FRENCH III                           1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
          HONORS FRENCH IV                            1 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisite for French I: C average in English the previous year is recommended
Prerequisite for French II: 80 or above in French I is required
Prerequisite for French III and IV: Instructors approval
French I is an elementary introduction to the French language with an emphasis on speaking and listening. A
study of grammar helps develop communication skills. Some study of French-speaking countries is included.
In French II the students further their study of culture and grammar while improving their conversational
skills. There is some translation at this level. French III promotes the further development of grammar and
conversational skills as well as recognition of the contemporary culture of French-speaking countries. French
IV emphasizes the development of communication skills through more extensive study of French literature
and culture.

         TARGET STAFF              1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
         ANNUAL STAFF              1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
         INTRODUCTION
         TO JOUNALLISM             1 Credit                  Grade 9
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval Required
Ninth graders enrolled in this course will work on the school paper and annual.
This is a basic course to enhance the students' skills as communicators and as informed users of the media. In
this course students will perform specific duties with leadership functions to be outlined, assigned, and
evaluated by the advisor/teacher according to the nature of the publication and staff organization.
Development and evaluation of skills will be individualized and performance-based. Staff membership is by
application and sponsor approval. The newspaper and annual staffs are limited to 15 students each.

         KEYBOARDING                                 1/2 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Keyboarding is designed to develop touch keyboarding skill. Keyboarding is recognized as a communication
skill and a tool of literacy for all. The course emphasizes correct finger reaches, proper stroking, and efficient
use of the various machine mechanisms. Applications are confined to problems of tables, letter format, and
manuscripts. This course is not available for those who pass Computer Discovery in 8 th grade.

         LATIN I                                     1 Credit               Grades 9-12
         LATIN II                                    1 Credit               Grades 11-12
         HONORS LATIN III                            1 Credit               Grades 12
Prerequisite for Latin I: C average in English the previous year is recommended
Prerequisite for Latin II: 80 or above in Latin I is required
Prerequisite for Latin III: Instructor’s approval
Latin I is an introduction to this classical language with emphasis on grammar, English derivatives, and our
heritage from the Romans. Latin II continues the study of Latin grammar, translations, and culture.
Emphasis in translation is placed on mythology, Caesar, and history. Latin III is the translation of Roman
literature including Cicero Vergil, and Livy.
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        MYTHOLOGY, GREEK/ROMAN                     1/2 Credit              Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This one-semester course gives the student a basic understanding of the world of mythology. Emphasis is
placed on the Greek and Roman mythological systems. This study will assist the student in a more
enlightened view of today's heritage.

         PERSONAL FINANCE                          1/2 Credit               Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Personal finance allows the student to explore financial decision-making and utilize skills in money
management, record keeping, and banking through basic concepts of economics, insurance, credit, and other
related topics.

         ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 Credit                                   Grade 9
         ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1/2 Credit                                 Grade 9
Prerequisite: Approval of Coach for Advanced Physical Education
The advanced physical education course is designed for students who participate in athletics. Students signing
up for the class should be willing to participate in extensive weight training to increase body weight, strength,
and cardiovascular output. The two-semester course (1 unit) will emphasize muscle growth, basic strength,
and advanced strength and power.

         PHYSICAL EDUCATION                            1 Credit
         Grades 9 -12
         PHYSICAL EDUCATION                            1/2 Credit                  Grades 9 -12
Prerequisite: None
This course will cover basic physical fitness activities that will include, but not limited to exercises that will
focus on life-long fitness activities (tennis, walking/jogging, stretching, etc), sports appreciation, games, and
other activities designed to enhance coordination, strength endurance, speed and flexibility. PE may be taken
for one semester for 1/2 credit or for one year for 1 credit.

         VARSITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                              Grade 9
Students enrolled in PE Varsity sports in the ninth grade will follow guidelines set by the Sumner Hill
administration. In order to receive a credit for a sport, ninth graders would be required to continue in PE
Varsity for the remainder of the semester or full year sport.
         VARSITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION                   1 Credit                   Grades 10 – 12
Requirements: Must be on the roster / team.
This course will be for students participating in school-sponsored YEAR LONG athletic programs . A
student must be enrolled in PE Varsity BOTH semesters in order to receive a credit for sports. If a student
participates in a seasonal sport, he or she will be enrolled in a 10th period study hall. Credit for PE Varsity
will be awarded from the school which the student athlete attends. A student may not receive more than one
PE credit in one school year. (For example, a student may not take PE and PE Varsity in the same school
year and receive credit in both. Many seniors choose to enroll in senior release instead of PE Varsity during
the tenth period of the day).
YEAR LONG: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball
SEASONAL: Bowling, Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Track, Golf, Cheerleaders, Slow Pitch
Softball

         PUBLIC SPEAKING                           1/2 Credit                 Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Public Speaking introduces and acquaints the student to systematic oral skills development. It teaches the
basics of interpersonal communication, listening, self-concept, voice and diction, as well as the different types
of public speeches.


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         SPANISH I                                   1 Credit                 Grades 8-12
         SPANISH II                                  1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
         HONORS SPANISH III                          1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
         HONORS SPANISH IV                           1 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisite for Spanish in 8th grade: 90 or above in 7th grade English
Prerequisite for Spanish I: C average in English the previous year is recommended
Prerequisite for Spanish II: 80 or above in Spanish I is required
Prerequisite for Spanish III and IV: Instructor’s approval
Spanish I is a full-year course designed to introduce the student to the language and culture of Spanish-
speaking countries. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, simple conversational skills, and basic grammar
structures. Spanish II is a continuation of the study begun in first year. Emphasis is placed on understanding
more detailed grammatical structures, increasing vocabulary, and translating. Spanish III places emphasis on
increasing vocabulary and conversational fluency, and introduces Spanish literature and authors through
translation. Spanish IV places increased emphasis on conversational fluency and literature.

         WEB PAGE DESIGN I                        ½ Credit                   Grades 10 – 12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding and Computer Applications or 8 th Grade Computer Discovery
Web Page Design is an introductory course that examines basic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
editors and web publishing software. Course skills will include learning the essential ways to develop a web
site and the evaluation of several HTML web publishing packages.

THE ARTS
          ART I                                     1 Credit                 Grades 9-12
          ART II                                    1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
          ART III                                   1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
          HONORS ART IV                             1 Credit                 Grade 12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval for Art II, III, IV
During Art I, the student is introduced to or reviews the elements and principles of design; the development
of composition; and the exploratory approaches to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and crafts. In
each area there will be some demonstration of skills. During Art II, the student's skills and knowledge of the
elements and principles of design and composition are developed through experiences with a variety of media.
The student is exposed to new media, techniques, and terminology. During Art III, the student's knowledge of
art is reinforced as a reflective communication, with content based on the elements and principles of design.
More advanced work is encouraged through the extension of previous experiences and the introduction of
new media. Development of skills in self-evaluation will be emphasized. During Art IV, the student's
individual needs are met through advanced studio problems. Teacher/student assessment of individual goals,
needs, interests, and strengths will be emphasized. An Art portfolio will be developed for scholarship
purposes.

        HONORS ART, SPECIAL COURSE                 1 Credit                  Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval and Art II
The Arts Special Course offers specialized, in-depth instruction to meet the needs of advanced students
participating in a highly specialized area of art.

          BAND                                      1 Credit               Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition
This full-year, one-credit course in band is performance-oriented and admission will be based on an audition
with the band staff.




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        ENSEMBLE, INSTRUMENTAL
        (JAZZ)                                      1/2 Credit              Grades 10-12
        ENSEMBLE, INSTRUMENTAL
        (PERCUSSION)                                1 Credit                Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition
This one-semester, one-half credit course is open to an advanced select group of instrumentalists in grades 10-
  12. Teacher Approval is required. A student must audition privately, if not previously approved. Jazz will
rehearse and perform a variety of instrumental styles including swing, big band, standards, Latin, pop, rock,
                        etc. and will be a second-semester class. Percussion will be a


         MUSIC, CHORAL (ADVANCED)                    1 Credit                Grade 9
Prerequisite: Audition
The ninth grade advanced choral music is a select group of singers requiring prior training in choral music.
The choral literature studied is difficult and varied covering many periods and styles of music. This choir
competes with other choirs across the state in District and State Choral Festival. They also travel out of state
for performances. Students are required to purchase an outfit, and there is a music rental fee.

         MUSIC, CHORAL
         (ARROW SINGERS/
         CONCERT CHOIR)                            1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition
Arrow Singers, the concert choir at Clinton High School, is an advanced select group of singers open to
grades ten through twelve. A student must audition each year. The choir performs concerts, sings at civic
events, and competes in District and State Choral Festivals. Arrow Singers prepares the student to further
their musical knowledge and education both at the college level and beyond.

        MUSIC, CHORAL
        (ATTACHE/
        SHOWCHOIR)                                 1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition
Attache, the show choir at Clinton High School, is an advanced select group of singer / dancers,
instrumentalists, and tech crew members. A student must audition each year. Attache performs in their Fall
and Spring Revues and at civic events. Attache competes nationally in major show choir competitions.

        MUSIC, GENERAL                           1 Credit                    Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course teaches the basic fundamentals of music utilizing a variety of methods. No audition is required.

         MUSIC THEORY AND
         HARMONY / LITERATURE                     1 Credit                 Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Previous keyboard, choral, or instrumental music performing experience required.
              Instructor approval
This course examines the basic element of Music Theory and Music Literature. A survey of music literature
will broaden student knowledge of music as an art form, and will aid understanding of the connection
between music theory and music literature.

         THEATER ARTS, INTRO TO                     1 Credit                  Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Drama will introduce the students to all aspects of the theater--creating costumes, handling publicity, acting
out roles, and learning about the history of drama. This course will meet the requirement for the arts.


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         THEATER ARTS II
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theater Arts             1 Credit                 Grades 11-12
This proficient level course continues the development of knowledge and skills as students explore the
theatrical process as an art form. Building on concepts and skills acquired in the prerequisite course,
students continue to increase their knowledge of designing, creating, producing, performing and critiquing
original and published works.
         THEATER ARTS III
Prerequisite: Theater Arts II                          1 Credit                 Grades 12
Theater Arts III is designed to enable students who are interested in theater to continue exploring and
perfecting their abilities at a higher level of proficiency. An introduction to the importance of ensemble and
the notion of research to inform artistic decisions creates opportunities for exciting collaboration as well as
individual creativity.


NON-CREDIT COURSES

        OFFICE HELPER                               No Credit                 Grade 9-12
        GUIDANCE HELPER                             No Credit                 Grades 9-12
        LIBRARY HELPER                              No Credit                 Grades 9-12
        COOP 9                                      No Credit                 Grades 11-12
        COOP 10                                     No Credit                 Grades 11-12
        SENIOR RELEASE                              No Credit                 Grade 12
        SLD RESOURCE                                No Credit                 Grades 9-12
        MOD classes                                 No Credit                 Grades 9-12
        STUDY HALL                                  No Credit                 Grades 9-12




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WORKSHEET FOR
FOUR-YEAR PLAN OF STUDY

Ninth Grade
      Eng          English I
      Math         Math __________
      Science      Biology
      SS           MS Studies/ World Geography
      Electives    Technology Discovery
                   ___________________
                   ___________________
Tenth Grade
      Eng          English II
      Math         Math _____________
      Science      Science __________
      SS           World History
      Electives    __________________
                   __________________
                   __________________
Eleventh Grade
      Eng          English III
      Math         Math______________
      Science      Science___________
      SS           U.S. History
      Electives    __________________
                   __________________
                   __________________

Twelfth Grade
      Eng          English IV
      Math         Math _____________
      Science      Science___________
      SS           U.S. Government/_______(Economics–Beginning class of 2011)
      Electives    __________________
                   __________________
                   __________________

REMINDER: Choices must include 1/2 credit in Comprehensive Health or Family and
Individual Health, 1 credit in Keyboarding/Computer Applications or 1 credit in
Computer Discovery, and 1 credit in the Arts.

22 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION – CLASS OF 2010
25 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CLASSES OF 2011 AND 2012
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            ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COURSES OFFERED

COURSE ID   COURSE TITLE           DUR
070121      ACCOUNTING I           YR
070122      ACCOUNTING II HON      YR
500939A     ADV CH MUSIC 9TH       YR
450711      ADV WO GEOG            YR
450842      AFRICAN AMER LIT       S
170690      AL HEALTH I            YR
170691      AL HEALTH II           YR
270404      ALGEBRA I              YR
270404H     ALGEBRA I HON          YR
270405      ALGEBRA II             YR
270405H     ALGEBRA II HON         YR
270409      ALGEBRA, ADV           S
090411A     ANNUAL STAFF           YR
260143AP    AP BIOLOGY             YR
279908AP    AP CALCULUS AB         YR
400523AP    AP CHEMISTRY           YR
230117AP    AP ENGLISH III         YR
230174AP    AP ENGLISH IV          YR
450856AP    AP EURO HISTORY        YR
450623AP    AP MACROECONOMICS      S
451008AP    AP US GOVT             S
4501814AP   AP US HISTORY          YR
500704      ART I                  YR
500705      ART II                 YR
500706      ART III                YR
500707H     ART IV HON             YR
500742      ART SPE COURSE HON     YR
400211      ASTRONOMY              S
470604      AUTO MECH I            YR
470607      AUTO MECH II           YR
509901      BAND                   YR
500912      BAND,JAZZ              S
500926P     BAND, PERCUSSION       YR
260131      BIOLOGY                YR
260131H     BIOLOGY, HON           YR
460490      BLDG TDS I             YR
460491      BLDG TDS II            YR
400521      CHEMISTRY              YR
400521H     CHEMISTRY HON          YR
200201      CHILD CARE I           YR
            (EARLY CHILDHOOD I)
200290      CHILD CARE II          YR
            (EARLY CHILDHOOD II)




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COURSE ID   COURSE TITLE          DUR
320141      COMPENSATORY          S
            READING I
320142      COMPENSATORY          S
            READING II
110152      COMPUTER              S
            APPLICATIONS
480205      COMPUTER GRAPHICS     YR
            TECHNOLOGY I
480206      COMPUTER GRAPHICS     YR
            TECHNOLOGY II
340133      COMPREHENSIVE         S
            HEALTH
000252      COMPUTER DISCOVERY    YR
500939CC    CONCERT CHOIR         YR
            (ARROW SINGERS)
COOP 9      COOPERATIVE ED 9TH    YR
COOP 10     COOPERATIVE ED 10TH   YR
000204      COOPERATIVE ED I      YR
000213      COOPERATIVE ED II     YR
230511      CREATIVE WRITING      S
200101      CULINARY & RELATED    YR
            FOODS TECHNOLOGY I
200491      CULINARY &RELATED     YR
            FOODS TECHNOLOGY II
231022      DEBATE I              YR
231023      DEBATE II             YR
231024      DEBATE III            YR
110156      DESKTOP PUB           S
340151      DRIVER EDUCATION      S
260629      EARTH SCIENCE         YR
450601      ECONOMICS             S
230107      ENGLISH I             YR
230170H     ENG I HON             YR
230110      ENGLISH II            YR
230171H     ENG II HON            YR
230113      ENGLISH III           YR
230172H     ENG III HON           YR
230116      ENGLISH IV            YR
230173H     ENG IV HON            YR
080331      ENTRE’SHIP            S
200121      FAMILY DYNAMICS       S
200126      FAMILY HEALTH         S
160903      FRENCH I              YR
160904      FRENCH II             YR
160905H     FRENCH III            YR
COURSE ID   COURSE TITLE          DUR
160906H     FRENCH IV HON         YR
500971      GENERAL MUSIC         YR
260613      GENETICS              S
400631      GEOLOGY               S
270408      GEOMETRY              YR
270408H     GEOMETRY HON          YR
GUIDANCE    GUIDANCE WORKER       S/Y
459904      HISTORY OF THE        YR
            ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST
260751      HUMAN A & P           YR
300411      HUMANITIES I          S
992200      INFORMATION
            TECHNOLOGY I          YR
992204      INFORMATION
            TECHNOLOGY II         YR
500512      INTRO THEATER ARTS    YR
070361      KEYBOARDING           S
160920      LATIN I               YR
160921      LATIN II              YR
160922H     LATIN III HON         YR
223101      LAW RELATED ED        S
LIBRARY     LIBRARY WORKER        S/Y
LUNCH       LUNCH                 YR
260501      MICROBIOLOGY          S
450705      MS STUDIES            S
500952      MUSIC THEORY AND      YR
            HARMONY/LITERATURE
230211      MYTHOLOGY             S
OFFICE      OFFICE WORKER         S/Y
340113      PHYSICAL EDUCATION    S/Y
340113A     PE ADVANCED 9TH       YR
340113V     PE VARSITY            S/Y
070128      PERSONAL FINANCE      S
400700      PHYSICAL SCIENCE      YR
400821H     PHYSICS HON           YR
270416      PRE-CALCULUS HON      S
270426      PRE-ALGEBRA           YR
420111      PSYCHOLOGY            S
231013      PUBLIC SPEAKING       S
132013      RESOURCE C            Y
500939SC    SHOWCHOIR             YR
            (ATTACHE)
132011      SLD RESOURCE          S/Y
451121      SOCIOLOGY             S
160933      SPANISH I             YR
160934      SPANISH II            YR
160935H     SPANISH III HON       YR
160936H     SPANISH IV HON        YR
SR EL       SENIOR RELEASE        S/Y



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COURSE ID   COURSE TITLE        DUR
270532      STATISTICS HON      YR
801002      STUDY HALL          S/Y
090411T     TARGET STAFF        YR
000253      TECHNOLOGY          YR
            DISCOVERY
500513      THEATER ARTS II     YR
500515      THEATER ARTS III    YR
TRANSFER    TRANSFER CREDIT     S/Y
270471      TRANSITION TO ALG   YR
270411      TRIGONOMETRY        S
270411H     TRIGONOMETRY HON    S
451004      US GOVERNMENT       S
450811      US HISTORY          YR
110196      WEB PAGE DESIGN I   S
450704      WO GEOGRAPHY        S
450835      WORLD HISTORY       YR
450835H     WORLD HISTORY HON   YR
                                      Career Clusters
                             Focusing Education On The Future

The Career Clusters initiative was designed and developed under a cooperative agreement with
the Office of Vocational and Adult Education and the U. S. Department of Education. Students
can use career clusters to investigate a wide range of career choices. The career cluster approach
makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of required courses and helps them select
their elective courses more wisely.

Career Clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two and four year colleges, graduate
school, and the workplace. The 16 Career Clusters represent all career possibilities and help
students identify a pathway toward their career goals.

                      The 16 Career Clusters and Career Pathways are:

                      $       Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
                              $      Agribusiness Systems
                              $      Animal Systems
                              $      Environmental Service Systems
                              $      Food Products and Processing Systems
                              $      Natural Resource Systems
                              $      Plant Systems
                              $      Power, Structural and Technical Systems
                      $       Architecture & Construction
                              $      Construction
                              $      Design/Pre-Construction
                              $      Maintenance/Operations
                      $       Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
                              $      Audio & Video Technology and Film
                              $      Journalism and Broadcasting
                              $      Telecommunications
                              $      Performing Arts
                              $      Printing Technology
                              $      Visual Arts
                      $       Business, Management & Administration
                              $      Administration & Information Support
                              $      Business Analysis
                              $      Business Financial Management & Accounting
                              $      Human Resources
                              $      Management
                              $      Marketing
                      $       Education & Training
                              $      Administration & Administrative Support
                              $      Teaching & Training
                              $      Professional Support Services
                      $       Finance
                              $      Banking & Related Services
                              $      Business Financial Management
                              $      Insurance Services
                              $      Financial & Investment Planning
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$   Government & Public Administration
    $     Foreign Service
    $     Governance
    $     National Security
    $     Planning
    $     Public Management & Administration
    $     Regulation
    $     Revenue & Taxation
$   Health Science
    $     Biotechnology Research & Development
    $     Diagnostic Services
    $     Health Informatics
    $     Support Services
    $     Therapeutic Services
$   Hospitality & Tourism
    $     Lodging
    $     Recreation, Amusement & Attractions
    $     Restaurant & Food/Beverage Services
    $     Travel & Tourism
$   Human Services
    $     Consumer Services
    $     Counseling & Mental Health Services
    $     Early Childhood Development & Services
    $     Family & Community Services
    $     Personal Care Services
$   Information Technology
    $     Information Support & Services
    $     Interactive Media
    $     Network Systems
    $     Programming/Software Engineering
$   Law, Public Safety & Security
    $     Correction Services
    $     Emergency and Fire Management Services
    $     Law Enforcement Services
    $     Legal Services
    $     Security & Protective Services
$   Manufacturing
    $     Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance
    $     Logistics & Inventory Control
    $     Maintenance, Installation & Repair
    $     Manufacturing Production Process Development
    $     Production
    $     Quality Assurance
$   Marketing, Sales & Service
    $     Buying & Merchandising
    $     E-Marketing
    $     Distribution & Logistics
    $     Management & Entrepreneurship
    $     Marketing Communications & Promotion
    $     Marketing Information Management & Research
    $     Professional Sales & Marketing
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  $      Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
         $      Engineering & Technology
         $      Science & Mathematics
  $      Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
         $      Health, Safety & Environmental Management Facility & Mobile
                Equipment Maintenance
         $      Logistics Planning & Management Services
         $      Sales & Service
         $      Transportation Operations
         $      Transportation System Infrastructure
         $      Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations

More information can be found at: www.careerclusters.org




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