2002-2003 Curriculum Guide by r5uhfBp

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									                         BARDSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
                          2012-2013 Curriculum Guide

Courses will be offered depending on student interest and availability.
* Business course sequences are listed on page 6.
Electives available to 9th Graders:
Life Skills                   * Computer Tech (9, 10,11)   Band               String Orchestra
Advanced Chorus               Chorus I                     Instructional Television
Spanish I                     Video Production I           Foundations of Technology
Learning Lab                  Art I                        Accounting I

Electives available for 10th Graders: All electives listed for 9th graders plus…

Adv. Design Applications      Technological Design         Spanish II       Psychology
Adv. Child & Human Dev.       Food & Nutrition             PE II
*Multimedia Publishing        Video Production II          Adv. Computer Technology II
Accounting II                 Art II                       Chorus II

Electives available for 11th Graders: All listed for 9th and 10th grade plus…

Special Prob. In Technology Journalism/Yearbook            Vocational School (N. C. Tech Center)
Spanish III                    Special Technology Topics   Financial Services I
Art III                        Elem. Tutoring (GPA 2.0)    FMD Peer Tutoring (GPA 2.0 or higher)
Microsoft Office Certification

Electives available for 12th Graders: All listed above, plus…

AP Spanish IV                 Financial Services II        Engineering Design
AP Government                 Inter. College Algebra       Teacher Cadet Academy
Business Co-op                AP Art                       Workplace Experience


                                  COURSE DIRECTORY
ARTS
        Art I                      Art II                  Art III
        AP Art                     Arts and Humanities



BUSINESS EDUCATION
        Computer Technology        Multimedia Publishing   Accounting I            Entrepreneurship
        Advanced Comp Tech         Financial Services I    Financial Services II
        Accounting II              Business Co-op          Microsoft Office Certification


ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
        Foundations of Technology                          Technological Design
        Advanced Design Applications                       Special Problems in Technology
        Special Technology Topics                          Engineering Design


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ENGLISH
     English I                English II                    Pre-AP English II
     AP English Language & Comp.         or                 English III
     AP English Literature & Composition             or     English IV


FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
     Life Skills                Foods & Nutrition           Adv. Child & Human Development


FOREIGN LANGUAGE
     Spanish I         Spanish II      Spanish III          AP Spanish IV


HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     Health                     Physical Education I        PE II/Strength & Conditioning


MATHEMATICS
     Basic Algebra I            Algebra I                    Geometry
     Basic Geometry             Algebra II                   Basic Alg. II- Part I and Basic Alg. II-Part II
     Pre-Calculus               AP Calculus                  Inter. College Algebra
     Senior Math                Math Lab ( May be taken only if AP Calc. is taken.)


MEDIA
     Video Production I/II      Journalism/Yearbook         Instructional Television


MUSIC
     Arts and Humanities        Chorus I                    Chorus II
     Advanced Chorus            Band                        String Orchestra


SCIENCE
     Integrated Science      Biology                        Pre-AP Biology I
     AP Biology              Chemistry I                    Pre-AP Chemistry I
     AP Chemistry            Integrated Science II          AP Physics B
     AP Environmental Science


SOCIAL STUDIES
     World Civilization         American Government         U.S. History & Government
     AP U.S. History            AP Government               Psychology




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HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE / ASSISTANTS – Minimum 2.75 GPA
*TEACHER APPROVAL / INITIAL IS REQUIRED BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THESE CLASSES*
        *Office Assistant (SENIORS ONLY with office approval –2.75 GPA; 95% attendance)
        *Teacher Assistant (Available to Juniors with min. of 2.75 GPA, 12 credits & 95% attendance.
                          Available to Seniors with 2.75 GPA, min. of 16 credits & 95% attendance.)
        *Media Center Assistant (Available to Juniors with minimum of 2.75 GPA and 12 credits.
                          Available to Seniors with 2.75 GPA, min. of 16 credits & 95% attendance.)

*These classes will be assigned a grade based on Pass/Fail only.




PEER TUTORING – Minimum 2.0 GPA
        *Elementary Tutoring (Available to Juniors with minimum 2.0 GPA and 10 credits; Seniors
                                 with minimum 2.0 GPA and 16 credits. 95% attendance required)
        *FMD Peer Tutoring (Available to Juniors with minimum 2.0 GPA and 10 credits; Seniors
                                with minimum 2.0 GPA and 16 credits. 95% attendance required)

NEW     *HIGH SCHOOL Math/Science Tutor (Available to Juniors or Seniors who have taken either
                            Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus and received an A or B; Will be scheduled
                            during Learning Lab to tutor students in mathematics or science.)

*These classes will be assigned a grade based on Pass/Fail only.




ATTENTION 8th grade students,

If you wish to attend vocational school for three years (Sophomore, Junior and Senior
years) instead of the usual two (Junior and Senior years), you must follow this sequence
exactly. Failing any classes during 9th grade year will make it impossible to attend for
three years.


9th grade: Take English I, Math course, World Civilization, American Gov, Arts &Humanities
course, Health/PE, and Int. Science.

10th grade: Take English II, Math course, Biology, and Vocational School.

11th grade: Take English III, Math course, Int. Science II or Chemistry, and Vocational School.

12th grade: Take English IV, Math course, U.S. History, and Vocational School.




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                                   COMMONWEALTH DIPLOMA
                CLASS of 2013 – Last year for CD but no reimbursements for cost of tests.

Requirements for the Commonwealth Diploma are:
1. Successful completion of at least twenty-two (22) approved units of credit, including all the minimum unit
    requirements for the high school graduation set forth in 704 KART 3:305 or as specified by the local board of
    education.

2. Successful completion of all minimum requirements of the pre-college preparation curriculum:
         a. Language Arts (4 credits)
         b. Mathematics (3 credits)
         c. Science (3 credits)
         d. Social Studies (3 units)

3.   Successful completion (receiving a grade of “C” or its equivalent) in at least (4) Advanced Placement (AP)
     courses as described by the Program Course Description booklets of the college entrance examination boards:
          a. English (1 course)
          b. Science or Mathematics (1 course)
          c. Foreign Language (1 course)
          d. One Additional AP course
4.   Completion of AP examinations in at least 3 out of the 4 required AP courses.

The Kentucky Department of Education shall reimburse local public school districts the cost of three required
exams for every student receiving the Commonwealth Diploma and receiving a minimum composite score of 8 on
the three exams.

                             ADVANCED CURRICULUM DIPLOMA

4 English - AP English Language required.

3 Science - All students must take a science course every year the first three years in high school.
       Sequence B may be followed with score of at least 19 on the Science Explore (8th grade)
        Sequence A                                            Sequence B
        Integrated Science                                    Pre-AP Biology
        Biology / Pre-AP Biology                              Pre-AP Chemistry
        Chemistry / Pre-AP Chemistry                          AP Chem, AP Bio, AP Env. Sci. or AP Phy.
        AP Chem, AP Bio, AP Physics or AP Env. Science may be taken, but not required.

4 Math
         Algebra I
         Geometry
         Algebra II
         Pre-Calculus
         AP Calculus may be taken, but not required for Advanced.

3 Social Studies
         World Civilization
         American Government
         U.S. Hist & Govt. or AP U.S. History
         AP Government

2 Foreign Languages (Same)

1 Arts and Humanities

1 Health and Physical Education
5 AP courses required -- Must take AP English Language and any other four AP classes. 28 credits required.


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                          COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM DIPLOMA
4 English

3 Science - All students must take a science course every year the first three years in high school.
      Sequence B may be followed with score of at least 19 on the Science Explore (8th grade)
        Sequence A                                        Sequence B
        Integrated Science                                Pre-AP Biology
        Biology or Pre-AP             OR                  Chemistry or Pre-AP Chemistry
        Chemistry or Pre-AP                               AP Bio, AP Env. Sci, AP Physics or AP Chemistry

4 Math
          Algebra I
          Geometry
          Algebra II
          Math elective (Pre-Calculus or Intermediate College Algebra)

3 Social Studies
         World Civilization
         American Government
         U.S. Hist & Govt or AP U.S. History

2 Foreign Language
1 Arts and Humanities
1 Health and Physical Education

Total:      27 credits required.


                               GENERAL CURRICULUM DIPLOMA
4 English

3 Science - All students must take a science course every year the first three years in high school.
        Integrated Science
        Biology
        Integrated Science II

3 Math - All students must take a mathematics course every year of high school.
       Sequence A                                                          Sequence B
       Algebra I                              OR                           Basic Algebra I
       Geometry                                                            Basic Geometry
       Algebra II                                                          Basic Algebra II – Part I
       Pre-Cal, Int. College Alg. or Sr. Math                              Basic Algebra II – Part II

3 Social Studies
         World Civilization
         American Government
         U.S. Hist & Govt

1 Arts and Humanities
1 Health and Physical Education

Total:      26 credits required.
  *This curriculum pathway is designed for the student who plans to enter directly into the job market upon
graduation from high school. Students should be aware that 80% of all occupations now require
education/training past high school.
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         Sequence of Courses for Business Department
       9th Grade                     10th Grade                          11th Grade                          12th Grade



Computer Tech. &                                                                                    Not eligible
Applications
Accounting I


Not eligible                Financial Accounting II
                            (Accounting I, pre-requisite)       (11th & 12th first priority)

Not eligible                Multimedia
                            (Computer Tech. & Appls. –          (11th & 12th first priority)
                            pre-requisite)
Not eligible                Advanced
                            Computer & Tech.                    (11th & 12th first priority)
                            Applications
                            (Computer Tech & Appls. is a
                            pre-requisite)
Not eligible                Not eligible                        Financial Services I                Financial Services II
                                                                (1 previous business course         (FS I pre-requisite)
                                                                required)


Not eligible                Not eligible                        MOS (Microsoft Office
                                                                Certification) CA and Adv.
                                                                CA pre-requisites; Requirement
                                                                of a C or higher in all semesters
                                                                of pre-requisites.


                                 Business Co-op Information
As a senior you may be interested in gaining job experience in your chosen career. You can participate in
our Business co-op program and earn 2 credit hours toward graduation. Below is the suggested sequence of
classes you should consider in order to participate and be prepared for the co-op program. This is a graded
course, based on evaluations and requirements from instructor, KDE requirements and employer
expectations.

 Computer Apps.            Computer Apps. or           Financial Services          Advanced Computer
                           Advanced Computer           Multimedia                  Apps.
                           Apps                        Advanced Computer           Financial Services II
                           Multimedia                  Applications & Tech         Multimedia
                           Accounting
***Capstone Courses for Business Co-op are: Advanced Computer and Technology Applications, or
Financial Services II. One of these courses must be taken during the senior year to co-op.

  EARN AN HONORS CORD, COLLEGE CREDIT, INDUSTRY STANDARDS CERTIFICATE
Career Majors   —   Students may select one of the majors below to focus on and earn an honors cord to
wear at graduation if all requirements are met. Each major has specific courses that are required. Honors
cords involve placing in the top 10 in FBLA, A both semesters, KOSSA tests, and career majors.

Information Processing (MOS Certification)—required for acceptance in the UK College of Business
Business Technology- any 4 business courses
Finance- Financial Services I and II, Accounting required
Administrative Support- Computer Apps, Advanced Computer Apps, & Accounting required

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                               Science Course Selection

The BHS science department recommends the following sequence of
courses depending on students’ career interests.

        If you plan to be an engineer

9th *Integrated Science *9th graders may start with Pre-AP Bio with score of at least 19 on EXPLORE science.
10th PreAP Biology
11th PreAP Chemistry
12th AP Chemistry
        ** AP Physics should also be taken in 11th or 12th grade. **


        If you plan to enter the medical fields to be a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, physical
         therapist, occupational therapist, medical technologist, chiropractor, optometrist,
         or podiatrist.
        If you plan to enter forensics.
        If you plan to enter veterinary medicine.

9th * Integrated Science *9th graders may start with Pre-AP Bio with score of at least   19 on EXPLORE science.
10th PreAP Biology
11th PreAP Chemistry and AP Biology
12th AP Chemistry and AP Physics


        If you plan to attend college but do not plan to be in the engineering or medical
         fields

9th Integrated Science
10th Biology
11th Chemistry
12th AP Environmental Science


        If you plan to earn the general diploma

9th Integrated Science
10th Biology
11th Integrated Science II




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                               REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
** USE PENCIL ** * USE PENCIL *** USE PENCIL **
1.   Registration is very important! Look over your transcript on INFINITE CAMPUS carefully!!
     After you log in to IC, click on “REPORTS”, then “Bardstown High School transcript”. Be
     sure to spend time planning what you want to take. Select courses with care and carefully fill out all
     forms. Parents will sign registration forms. Registration cards signed on time will have first priority
     for electives.

2.   In making your schedule, keep in mind the Pre-college curriculum. Some colleges require even more
     academic credits in the areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Languages. For
     example, engineering majors for some colleges require that physics be taken in high school.

3.   If you need help in determining what is taught in some classes or levels of classes, discuss the class
     with your present teachers or counselor. They will be able to help you make decisions on whether to
     take the class.

4.   If you have failed a required course, it is your responsibility to know what courses and semester
     you need to make up! If this is a problem, see your advisor or counselor. Make sure you sign up for
     I-Classes if you failed one semester of a core class. Only ONE pass/fail class can be taken each
     year.

5.   Grade Classifications:
     Grade 9                0 units of credit
     Grade 10               5 units of credit
     Grade 11               12 units of credit
     Grade 12               19 units of credit
     Graduate               26 credits

6.   Credit can only be earned once in a class, unless otherwise stated in the course description. Some
     examples include Journalism, Video Production, Instructional Television, Band, and Chorus. If you
     have already taken a one-year class and passed it, you cannot take the class again for credit. If students
     take classes they already have credit in, the class will not count towards graduation requirements.

7.   Remember… Valedictorian and Salutatorian will come from the Advanced Curriculum with a
     minimum of 5 AP courses. In addition, students must have completed 4 semesters at Bardstown High
     School in order to be considered for Valedictorian. To graduate with honors, a student must have a
     3.2 GPA or above in the Advanced Curriculum and meet ACT college readiness bench marks of: 18
     in English, 22 in Math, 21 in Reading and 24 in Science.

8.   If a student earns credit in an AP course but chooses not to take the AP Exam, his or her transcript will
     read Honors Course instead of AP Course. Honors and AP credit are equivalent in the diploma
     system.

9.   Courses listed will be offered depending on student interest and availability.

10. Students must have taken or be currently enrolled in Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, or
    Integrated Science II by their Junior year.




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Look over your transcript on INFINITE CAMPUS carefully!! After you log in to IC, click on
“REPORTS”, then “Bardstown High School transcript”.




***       Class of 2013 Seniors…
Saint Catharine College instructors will be coming to Bardstown High School next year
to teach from 8:30-9:30 am every day in order for you to receive 12 college credit hours
by the time you graduate from Bardstown High.            Two classes will be offered
before Winter Break and two classes will be offered after Winter Break. Tuition has not
been determined by SCC for the 2012-2013 school year yet. During this past year, each
class was $120 for a total of $480 for the four classes.  Please talk with your
parents/guardians about this opportunity. Seniors must have at least an ACT score
composite of 18 in order to enroll.




1st Semester     U.S. History (3 credit hours) offered on MWF rotation.
                 Intro to Business (3 credit hours) offered on TRF rotation.

2nd Semester     Intro to Sociology (3 credit hours) offered on MWF rotation.
                 Art History (3 credit hours) offered on a TRF rotation.




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                              CAREER MAJOR CLUSTERS


LIBERAL ARTS: ADVANCED CURRICULUM DIPLOMA OR COMMONWEALTH DIPLOMA



SERVICES/INDUSTRY: COLLEGE PREP OR GENERAL DIPLOMA WITH 4 CREDITS IN…
        * Child Development Career
        * Consumer and Family Management Career
        * Carpentry Career
        * Computer Aided Drafting Career
        * Wood Manufacturing Career
        ** Health Sciences Career
        **HVAC Career
        **Welding Career
*Courses taught at BHS and KY. Tech. Nelson County
** Courses taught at KY. Tech Nelson County. See sequence of courses for KY Tech.



BUSINESS/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: COLLEGE PREP OR GENERAL
DIPLOMA WITH 4 CREDITS IN…
      Administrative Support Services Career
      Business Technology Career
      Financial Services Career
      Hospitality, Travel Tourism, and Recreation Career
      Management/Entrepreneurship Career
      Networking Career
      ** Computer Maintenance and Support Career
** Courses taught at KY. Tech Nelson County. See sequence of courses for KY Tech.



COMMUNICATIONS: COLLEGE PREP OR GENERAL DIPLOMA WITH 4 CREDITS IN…
        Video Production Career
        Broadcasting Career
        Radio/Television Career
        Journalism/Yearbook Career
        Instrumental Music Career
        Choral Music Career
        Speech/Drama Career
        Visual Arts Career




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                 Nelson County Area Technology Center

CARPENTRY
Job Title: Rough Carpenter
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:    Intro. To Construction
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics

          11th Grade:    Construction Prints                            12th Grade:    Ceiling & Roof Framing
                         Floor & Wall Framing                                          Site Layout
                                                                                       CO-OP or Practicum




COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING
Job Title: Drafter Assistant II
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:     Drafting                                       10th Grade:    CAD I
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics


          11th Grade:    Basic Drafting II                              12th Grade:    CAD III
                         CAD II / Basic Drafting III                                   CO-OP or Practicum




HEALTH SCIENCES
Job Title: Medicaid Nurse Aide
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:    Health & Wellness/Microbiology
                                                                                       Medical Math
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics

          11th Grade:    Basic Anatomy - Physiology                      12th Grade:   Health Care Skills
                         *Workplace Principles / Personal Financial Man.               *CO-OP or Practicum
                         Medical Terminology / Emergency Procedures




HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
Job Title: Environmental Control System Servicer
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:    HVAC Electricity
                                                                                       Refrigeration Fundamental
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics

          11th Grade:    Electrical Components                           12th Grade:   Heating & Humidification
                         Cooling & Dehumidification                                    *CO-OP or Practicum
                         * Workplace Principles / Personal Financial Management




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WELDING
Job Title: Tack Welder
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:    Basic Welding/Fundamental Math
                                                                                       Shield Metal Arc Welding
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics

          11th Grade:    SMAW Open Groove Lab                            12th Grade:   SMAW Pipe 2 Lab
                         SMAW Pipe I Lab                                               *Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
                         Welding Blueprint Reading                                     *GMAW Groove Lab
                         * Workplace Principles / Personal Financial Management        *CO-OP or *Practicum




WOOD MANUFACTURING
Job Title: Cabinetmaker
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:     *Computer Applications                         10th Grade:    Introduction to Construction
                                                                                       Applied Mathematics
                                                                                       *Basic Drafting

          11th Grade:    Cabinetmaking                                   12th Grade:   Wood Finishing/Panel Processing
                         * CAD I                                                       Furniture Technology
                         * Workplace Principles / Personal Financial Management        *CO-OP or *Practicum




COMPUTER TECH
Job Title: PC Repairer/CISCO Networker I
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:    PC Repair & Service I
                                                                                       PC Repair & Service II
                                                                                       *Applied Mathematics

          11th Grade:    CISCO Networking I                              12th Grade:   * CISCO III
                         CISCO II                                                      * CISCO IV
                         * Workplace Principles / Personal Financial Management        * Web Page
                                                                                       *COOP or *Practicum


AUTOMOTIVE
Sample Sequence of Courses
          9th Grade:                                                    10th Grade:


          11th Grade:    Basic Auto Elec.                               12th Grade:    Brake Systems
                         Suspension/Steer




* Electives




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                                                                 ARTS
ART I                                          9812                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Explores the elements of Art: the principles of design; production of two-dimensional and three dimensional art including a variety of
media, processes, and the appropriate use of tools and materials; visual arts career opportunities; art history, culture, aesthetics and
criticism. Areas of production will include basic two and three-dimensional processes centered around the Elements of Art and
Principles of Design.

ART II                                         9815                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
(Pre-requisite: General Art or approval of instructor) This course continues the exploration of the elements of Art: the principles of
design, production of two dimensional and three dimensional art including a variety of media, processes, and the appropriate use of
tools and materials; visual arts career opportunities; art history, culture, aesthetics and criticism. Areas of production may include:
intermediate drawings, painting including watercolor and acrylic, and 3-D production such as installation art and basic sculpture
(ceramics). Additional aspects of the class will focus on the introduction to the Graphic Arts and the possibility of portfolio design.
Recommendation: Grade of A or B in General Art I

ART III                                        9824                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
(Pre-requisite: Special Art II and approval of instructor or both General Art I and Special Art II) This course includes the exploration
of the elements of Art and principles of design, production of two dimensional and three dimensional art including a variety of media,
processes, and the appropriate use of tools and materials; visual arts career opportunities; art history, culture, aesthetics and criticism.
Areas of production may include: advanced drawing, painting including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media; printmaking,
sculpture, ceramics, and more advanced application of Graphic Design skills. There will also be a required portfolio.
Recommendation: Grade of A or B in Art II.

AP ART                                         9809                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
(Pre-requisite: General Art, Special Art II, Special Art III, or approval of instructor) This course reviews/surveys the elements of
Art, principles of design, processes of production, career opportunities and the significant concepts of art history, culture, aesthetics
and criticism. Special emphasis will be placed on the studio experience, the individual production of art and the refinement of a
required portfolio. Prerequisite: Grade of A in previous Art class and signature/approval of instructor.

ARTS & HUMANITIES                              5800                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed to focus on the historical aspects of theater, dance, music and the visual arts combined with humanities.
Students will develop an understanding of the arts and the creative process and their development throughout history. Additionally,
they will gain an understanding of the interrelationships between experiences and emotions shared by all people and recognize the arts
as valuable contributions for humankind. Students will analyze, interpret, evaluate, reproduce and create works of art in several
different media.

                                                BUSINESS EDUCATION
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY                            4609                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
(Suggested pre-requisite: Keyboarding Applications or its equivalent) This course is designed to provide students with entry level
experience with practical applications through hands on use of word processing, spreadsheets and graphs, database management,
desktop publishing, presentation software, desktop management, electronic communications and the Internet. Students attending the
Louisville Technical Institute will receive college credit for CCS 117- Computer Fundamentals if they have successfully completed
Computer Technology at BHS.

MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING 5751                                                                    2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This hands-on course applies publishing and presentation concepts through the development of sophisticated business documents and
projects. These documents include, but are not limited to, brochures, manuscripts, reports, programs, catalogs, newsletters, flyers,
business forms, graphs, web pages, on-screen presentations, and video productions. Equipment such as scanners, digital cameras,
video cameras, and color laser printers, may be utilized in creating the documents. Formatting, editing, page layout, and design
concepts are taught. Distribution ready publication standards are applied to all projects. Students will develop communication skills,
problem-solving techniques, cooperative learning, and interpersonal skills. Pre-requisite: Computer Technology

ENTREPRENEURSHIP                               60185                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course provides students the opportunity to explore the rewards and risks of business ownership. Emphasis is given to the
characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: planning, organizing, and beginning a business; financing and managing the enterprise;
franchising opportunities; and sources of financing. Cooperative and/or shadowing experiences may be used to enhance course
instruction. Objectives of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program will be integrated into this course.

ADVANCED COMP TECH II                          2239                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course refines the skills established in previous business courses using the most up-to-date technology. Emphasis is on computer
simulations that best prepare students for the 21sst century. A computerized workstation with industry-standard software is required for
each student. The course content included advanced word processing applications, database management, spreadsheet applications,
employability skills, ethical considerations, and office environment management. Prerequisite: Computer Technology


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FINANCIAL SERVICES I                          2248                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This class covers basic principles of finance and effective money management in addition to gaining some “real world” experience
operating the school bank. Students must apply for admission to the class.

FINANCIAL SERVICES II                         2251                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This class covers more in-depth knowledge of personal finance. Students will also operate the school bank with opportunities for a
leadership position. Cooperative and/or shadowing experiences may be used to enhance course instruction. Pre-requisite: Financial
Services I

ACCOUNTING I                                  2246                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance. Topics will include banking, credit, financial
literacy, career exploration, spreadsheet usage, and technical writing. The accounting principles taught in this course are based on a
double-entry system and include preparing bank reconciliations, payroll taxes, and financial statements. Detailed career exploration in
the various fields of accounting will be available. Technical writing will be provided through IPAC business plan curriculum and
exploration of case studies. Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. Pre-requisite: Computer Technology

ACCOUNTING II                                 2253                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
The accounting principles taught in this course include an in-depth study of accounting principles, procedures, and techniques used in
keeping financial records for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. There is an emphasis on automated accounting.
Topics include a more analytical approach to accounting. Pre-requisite: Accounting and Finance Foundations

MICROSOFT OFFICE CERT.                          2255                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
As an extension of Computer and Technology Applications or Advanced Computer and Technology Applications, students will have
the opportunity to increase their computer skills. Advanced functions and integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and
PowerPoint will be taught. Students will work toward MOS/MCAS Certification in one or more of these Microsoft areas. In addition,
students will utilize Internet access to complete various projects. Pre-requisite: Computer & Technology Applications & Advanced
Computer and Technology Applications.

BUSINESS CO-OP EDUCATION                                 2272                               2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is an educational program consisting of in-school instruction combined with on-the-job work experience in a business or
industrial establishment. These are planned experiences supervised by the school and the employer to ensure that each phase
contributes to the student’s Individual Learning Plan and Career Major / Clusters. This course is offered to high school seniors who
have completed Computer Technology. Students must also complete an application process. Prerequisite: Student must be
enrolled in Advanced Computer Technology or Financial Services II.



                                    ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY                                 4001                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
In this course, students will learn the basic concepts and processes that are evident in all technological devices as they design products
and engineer solutions to problems. They will also learn how technology is fundamental to human existence. This course provides the
“foundation” for students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes. Group and individual Hands-on Activities
engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. With this course, students will explore
the basic areas of technology: Construction, Manufacturing, Communication, and Transportation.

TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN                                     4003                               2 Semesters                        1 Credit
In this course, students will conduct individual and team design activities. They will develop skills for creating schematics, diagrams
and other design artifacts. Students will apply the technological problem solving process and develop critical thinking skills. These
skills are applied to the researching, designing, prototyping, testing, and the modification of products.

ADVANCED DESIGN APPLICATIONS 4005                                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course consists of units of instructions focusing on Manufacturing and Construction. Students will learn research, design, and
create products. They will be utilizing the tools and machines in the Engineering Lab as they learn the processes and methods behind
the manufacturing and construction industries.

SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TECHNOLOGY                                       4440                   2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Independent study course which allows for a student to study in-depth and technology topic or issue. The course will enable students
to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological context.

SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY TOPICS                                            4442                   2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course allows for the further exploration of the world of drafting and design. Computer software will be used to study both 2D
and 3D Mechanical and Architectural design issues. Prerequisite- Technological Design




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ENGINEERING DESIGN                                        4444                                 2 Semesters                       1 Credit
Engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications in this course. Students will apply
their knowledge of technology, tools, and materials to solve engineering design problems. Students will research, develop, test, and
analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics.
Prerequisite – Grade 12; Must have taken one other Engineering and Technology Course

                                                             ENGLISH
ENGLISH I                                      5424                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed to expose students to various types of reading, from literary, informational, practical/workplace, and
persuasive sources, with particular emphasis on comprehension of and response to informational reading. Students use the writing
process and criteria for effective writing in order to compile a collection of literary, personal and transactive pieces for a variety of
authentic purposes and audiences. Throughout the year, emphasis is placed on effective and grammatically correct writing skills.
Students will also be expected to practice communication skills (i.e. speaking, listening, observing) and begin to develop skills
necessary to produce computer-generated assignments.

ENGLISH II                                     5426                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
English II is designed to expose students to various types of reading from literary, informal, and persuasive and practical/workplace
sources, with particular emphasis on comprehension of and response to practical/workplace reading. As begun in English I, students
will continue in this course to utilize the writing process and criteria for effective writing to compile a collection of writings for a
variety of authentic purposes and audiences. Particular emphasis will be placed upon incorporating material from multimedia searches
into oral and written research pieces which exhibit correct source documentation, utilize organizational aids and graphics, and display
coherence and unity. As in English I, students will continue to practice communication skills (speaking, listening, and observing.)

PRE-AP ENGLISH II                              5428                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is meant to be an advanced version of English II. The course will maintain and enhance the emphasis the English II
course gives to reading comprehension and analysis, as well as effective writing techniques. The course will move at an accelerated
pace and contain heavy amounts of homework to help prepare students for the AP level Language and Literature courses offered to
them their junior and senior years. Recommendation: An A or B in English I.

ENGLISH III                                    5430                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This class is designed for students to identify and apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend and respond to informational,
literary, persuasive, and practical/workplace reading with particular emphasis on literature as representative of the many dimensions of
the human experience in its historical and cultural context. Students will continue to use the writing process to compile a collection of
transactive, personal, and literary writings over time as well as in on-demand writing situations.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE                            5403                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This advanced course engages Juniors in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical
contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. AP English Language emphasizes the expository,
analytical, and argumentative writing that forms the basis of academic and professional communication, as well as the personal and
reflective writing that fosters the development of writing facility in any context. This course follows the curriculum established by the
College Board and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement examination in English Language and Composition.
Prerequisites: An A or B in English II.

ENGLISH IV                                     5433                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed to assist the student in becoming a lifelong learner. Emphasis is placed on compilation of a writing portfolio,
research techniques, and exploration of post high school options as well as development and application of analysis skills of a variety
of forms of literature.

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE                          5406                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This Senior class concentrates on literary analysis and writing. Each novel, poem, play, etc. culminates in writing which focuses on
the “tone, satire, and analysis” of the work. A study of grammar is incorporated into the writing process. The National College Board
establishes the basic curriculum. Emphasis is placed on writing themes and composition. Along with this are projects based on
philosophy and poetry. Research projects are assigned. World literature is surveyed with special emphasis given to English Literature.
This course follows the curriculum established by the College Board and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement
examination in English Literature and Composition.



                                    FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
LIFE SKILLS                                    2448                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity for acquiring basic life skills and allows students to select specific areas for
concentrated study. Emphasis is on work and family, adolescent development, selection and care of clothing, consumer spending,
housing choices, challenges of child rearing, and guidance in establishing relationships. Leadership will be provided through the
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). There will be $15 class fee for each semester to cover the cost of
materials.

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FOODS & NUTRITION                             2439                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed to assist students in making critical decisions about food, which contributes to health and well-being.
Laboratory instruction is included as an application process. Practical problems addressed relate to attitudes toward food, nutrition
facts, special health concerns and diets, management of food resources, preparation skills and careers in nutrition and food service.
Leadership development will be provided through the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). There will be
$15 class fee for each semester to cover the cost of materials. There will be $15 class fee for each semester to cover the cost of
materials.      Pre-requisite: Life Skills

ADVANCED CHILD & HUMAN DEV                               2126                               2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course addresses the practical problems related to understanding the types and stages of human growth and development,
recognizing effects of heredity and environment on the life stages, meeting the needs of exceptional children, promoting optimum
growth and development in the middle childhood, adolescent, and adulthood stages. Careers in child/human development and adult
care services are explored. Leadership development will be provided through the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
(FCCLA).


                                                FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SPANISH I                                     99331                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is highly recommended for all students planning to attend college. It features a communication-based curriculum. There is
a constant practice of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) along with an integrated study of the culture/Arts
and Humanities. Recommendation for 8th graders: An A or B in 8th grade English class. Otherwise, it is recommended that
foreign language be taken during Junior and Senior year of high school after taking Arts & Humanities course.

SPANISH II                                     99334                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is recommended for all students who have completed the Level I course or its equivalent. It builds on the fundamentals
developed in the Level I course. There is a constant practice of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) along
with an integrated study of the target culture/ Arts and Humanities.

SPANISH III                                    99336                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is recommended for the student who has successfully completed Level II or its equivalent, because it will improve skills
for CLEP tests and will provide students with experiences to help deal with demands of college language study. There is more
emphasis on reading, but all four skills are practiced along with the study of culture/ Arts and Humanities. Prerequisites: An A or B
average in previous foreign language classes taken or approval from teacher/ administrator.

AP SPANISH IV                                  99338                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This is a fourth year study for the student who has successfully completed Level III or its equivalent. It is similar in format to Level
III, but it further develops communication skills and adds specific practices to prepare the student for the College Board Advanced
Placement Examination and leads to the Commonwealth Diploma. This course also continues the study of the target culture/ Arts and
Humanities. AP Foreign Language classes will be offered as a distinct section or stacked with Level III and V. If they wish, students
may take the AP exam after Level IV. Prerequisites: An A or B average in previous foreign language classes taken or approval
from teacher/ administrator.




                                 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
HEALTH                                        7009                              1 Semester                         ½ Credit
This class is designed to enhance student’s coping and decision-making skills utilizing selected health topics and issues, such as
healthful lifestyles, substance abuse, nutrition and weight control, accident prevention, community/consumer health, growth and
development, personal health, environmental health, marriage and parenthood, stress management, disease process and promoting self
esteem.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION                            7012                              1 Semester                         ½ Credit
This course consists of instruction to enhance the student’s benefits from exercise (improved fitness and self-esteem), regular
participation (improved health and social benefits), and motor skill development (object manipulation movement concepts), analysis
of movement and refinement to be active for life. This course will also consist of instruction on rules and good sportsmanship in
various team and individual sports, as well as an overview of the history of dance.

PE II-STRENGTH & COND.                        340219                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed for students who desire to develop advanced skills in physical fitness, including weight training,
cardiovascular training, sports appreciation, analysis of movement and refinement to be active for life.



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                                                               MATH
BASIC ALGEBRA I                                6251                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Middle School mathematics, yet need extended time in
mastering algebraic ideas. Topics will include number systems and theory, numerical and algebraic expressions, linear equations and
functions and graphing. Instruction for this course will utilize hands-on learning activities and real-world applications. An
introduction to the TI-83 Graphing Calculator will be a focus.

ALGEBRA I                                     6206                                           2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed (grade of C or better) Middle School mathematics. Topics will
include linear equations, inequalities, functions, non-linear functions (quadratic, exponential and absolute value) proportional
reasoning, sequences and probability. An introduction to the TI-83 Graphing Calculator will be a focus.

BASIC GEOMETRY                                 6257                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for the non-traditional student who has completed Algebra I (Basic or regular). Topics will include triangles,
quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, congruence and similarity, measurement, coordinate geometry and transformations. Emphasis will
be placed on real-world applications.

GEOMETRY                                       6242                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for college-bound students that have successfully completed High School Algebra I. Topics will include
triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles, congruence and similarity, measurement, coordinate geometry and transformations.
Basic Geometry recommended if student received a C or D in Algebra I. Freshmen wishing to take Geometry are required to have
earned an A in BMS Algebra I and must have a minimum score of 18 on EXPLORE math.

BASIC ALG. II – Part I and II                  6252/6254                                     2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for students who have completed Basic Algebra I and Basic Geometry. It is also for students who have
completed Algebra I yet need extended time for mastering the concepts. Topics will include graphing, systems of equations,
functions, quadratic equations, statistics and probability. Further use of the TI-83 Graphing Calculator is a focus. It will be taught in
two years in order to fully cover all content required by the state prior to the end of course exam. One credit will be given for each
part.

ALGEBRA II                                     6209                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for college-bound students who have completed Algebra I with an A or B. In addition to expanding the
mathematical concepts of Algebra I, emphasis will be placed on preparation for study of high-level mathematical abstract thinking
skills, the function concept, and the algebraic solution of problems in various content areas. Topics include analyzing equations and
inequalities, graphing linear relations and functions, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, using matrices, exploring
polynomials and radical expressions, exploring quadratic functions and inequalities, analyzing conic sections, exploring rational
expressions, and exploring exponential functions. If time permits, logarithmic functions and investigating sequences and series will be
addressed. TI-83 Graphing Calculator use is fully integrated into this curriculum. Basic Algebra II recommended if student received
a C or D in Algebra I.

PRE-CALCULUS                                  6269                                           2 Semesters                       1 Credit
Upon the completion of pre-calculus, the student should be prepared for calculus or college trigonometry. The material will be taught
at a level that will prepare the student for AP Calculus and/or enhance the student’s performance in his/her freshman year of college.
Topics included are relations, functions, trigonometry, advanced functions and graphing, discrete mathematics and introductory
calculus. A major focus will be placed on the use of the TI-83 Graphing Calculator.

AP CALCULUS                                    6215                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for students in a wide range of fields such as physics, engineering, astronomy, and business. The goal is to
prepare students to score well on the AP exam. Topics are designated by the AP curriculum. Included topics are limits, derivatives
and applications, integration and applications, and transcendental functions.

MATH LAB                                       6233                                          2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is only offered to those students who are taking AP Calculus. It is designed to assist those students who wish to take
advanced math courses but need extra time to comprehend the in-depth, advanced content.

INTER. COLLEGE ALGEBRA                          62600                                        2 Semesters                       1 Credit
College Level: Math 095. This course is designed to develop the skills and understanding of Algebra to prepare students for college
level algebra, trigonometry, and/or statistics.

SENIOR MATH                                     62602                                        2 Semesters                       1 Credit
This course is designed for students seeking the general diploma who have successfully completed Basic Algebra I (or Algebra I),
Basic Geometry (or Geometry), and Basic Algebra II (or Algebra II). Topics will include money skills, measurement, and everyday
math.


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                                                              MEDIA
VIDEO PRODUCTION I                                        2269                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course provides introductory training in planning, editing, and producing videos and podcasting. Emphasis is on video
production. Students will edit with non-linear software. After-school service hours are required for completion.

VIDEO PRODUCTION II                                       2275                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This advanced video production course provides in-depth training in planning, editing, and producing videos and podcasting.
Emphasis is on video production. Students will edit with non-linear software. Students may take this class for up to 3 credits. After-
school service hours are required for completion. Prerequisite: Video Production I

INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION                                  2911                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is intended for students who are interested in being in front of the camera. Students will produce a daily program, which
will air via closed circuit. Students apply various language arts skills, including speaking, listening, writing, reading and using
technology as communication. Students may take this class for up to 4 credits.

JOURNALISM/YEARBOOK                                       5436                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This elective English course is available to juniors and seniors. This course is a workshop course focusing on transactive writing,
which supplies knowledge of conventions of print materials (i.e. reviews, editorial, articles) as students produce a monthly school
magazine. Students may take this course for 2 years for a maximum of 2 credits. After-school service hours are required for
completion.


                                                               MUSIC
CHORUS I                                       6612                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
The purpose of this course is to provide students with experiences in basic vocal production, technique, and part singing. The content
should include, but not be limited to, enabling students to develop basic fundamental skills in vocal production, choral performance
techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation. Emphasis is placed more on the learning of basic music concepts than on
actual vocal performance. While performances should be expected of this course, they may be limited to one or two per school year
and students must be present in order to fulfill requirements of this class. No audition or previous music knowledge is required for
membership in this class.

CHORUS II                                      6614                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
The purpose of this course is to extend experiences in basic vocal production techniques and part singing. The content includes, but
not be limited to, extending development of basic musicianship skills, including choral performance techniques, vocal tone
production, musical literacy, and music listening. Students will be expected to participate in group rehearsals and performances
beyond the regular class time since this course is performance-oriented. These activities may include section and group rehearsals
after school hours, concerts for school and community, festivals, clinics, and honor group participation, if selected into membership.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chorus I and/or director recommendation.

ADVANCED CHORUS                                6616                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed for those who show high interest in vocal music and provides opportunities for students to develop their
musical potential and aesthetic understanding through singing in a choral ensemble. Study includes the care and cultivation of a
beautiful tone, aesthetic understanding, the ability to read music with fluency, the polishing of performance skills, team spirit, and
responsible rehearsal habits. Students will have opportunities to experience the spontaneity of improvisation and the creative process
of composition. Students will hone listening skills and their ability to analyze and critique music and music performance. Attention
will also be given to relating their music experiences to the time and culture of the pieces they study, as well as to contemporary
society. Prerequisite for the course is an audition.

BAND                                           6609                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course teaches music through instrumental performance (alone and with others), by providing numerous performance
opportunities such as marching band, concert band, solo and ensemble festival, etc. Students will learn the fundamentals of music
(melody, harmony, tone color, rhythm, and emotion) and the interpretation of musical notation and musical symbols. Students will
also learn how to incorporate these fundamentals into ensemble playing, composition, and improvisation. In addition to the
fundamentals of music, students will learn how music interacts with other arts and how music relates to historical events. Since much
of the effort and performances occur outside of class time, students enrolled must perform at every regularly scheduled performance
and attend all after school rehearsals.

STRING ORCHESTRA                               6620                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
String Orchestra courses develop students’ abilities to play string instruments, covering a variety of orchestral literature styles. Course
covers the structures, humanities, purposes, processes, and interrelationships of the arts as they apply to music.




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                                                     PEER TUTORING
FMD PEER TUTORING                             6809                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Peer tutoring is a one-semester class that 11th and 12th grade students may take which allows interaction between regular education
students and special education students. Emphasis is placed on all students learning together. Peer tutoring can be a means of creating
natural supports for students with disabilities and true, lasting friendship between typical students and students with disabilities. The
assignments are meant to evoke beliefs about the abilities and capabilities of students with moderate and severe disabilities. A
completed portfolio piece is required in this class for use in the senior writing portfolio. This class will be offered on a Pass/Fail basis
only. Pre-requisite: Juniors with minimum of 2.0 GPA and 10 credits; Seniors with minimum of 2.0 GPA and 16 credits.

ELEMENTARY TUTORING                           5000                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed to allow students to experience teaching and working with elementary age children. The students are assigned
to an elementary classroom and have defined roles for the entire year. A completed portfolio piece is required in this class for use in
the senior writing portfolio. This class will be offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. At least 70% attendance and a Case Study is
required. Pre-requisite: Juniors with minimum of 2.0 GPA and 10 credits; Seniors with minimum of 2.0 GPA and 16 credits.

TEACHER CADET ACADEMY                                       5443                              2 Semesters                       1/2 Credit
The purpose of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage high school students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership
skills to consider the teaching profession. It provides potential teachers the chance to experience the career. The instructor will
introduce students to basic educational philosophy, law and classroom management and then students will be assigned to cooperating
teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels for structured observations, lesson planning, and a culminating activity
teaching a lesson. Students will also attend field trips to state university campuses to tour and speak with professors of education.

LEARNING LAB                                              3000                               2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Learning Lab is designed to introduce and reinforce specific study skills leading to student success. This course is offered on a
Pass/Fail basis only.

WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE                                      4218                               2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is designed for students who are interested in paid based learning. Students must have a job of at least 10 clock hours per
week in a salaried position which provides work experience. Daily check out is required. Students must be passing and in good
standing in all other classes taken at BHS and must have at least 95% attendance in order to participate. Check stubs must be
submitted monthly for verification of employment. A completed synopsis of the work experience must be submitted for each
semester. This course is offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Job placement will take place during the last period or the last two
periods of the day. Seniors must have a job at the beginning of school year to enroll in this course.


                                                             SCIENCE
INTEGRATED SCIENCE                            8000                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Students will develop a conceptual understanding of introductory chemistry, physics, and earth space science by using scientific
inquiry. They will experience concepts such as structure of the atom, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, motions
and forces, conservation of energy, interactions of energy and matter, and structure of the earth and universe. A scientific inquiry
approach uses concrete hands-on experiences that require students to apply critical thinking skills.

BIOLOGY I                                     7402                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Biology I is a life sciences course that challenges student with a variety of activities that helps them achieve the objectives of each unit
of work. These units will include information concerning the cell and molecular basis of heredity, biological change, the independence
of organisms, matter, energy and organization in living systems and the behavior of organisms. Note: If Biology is taken during the
Freshman year, three additional science courses are required for the Advanced Diploma. A student will choose between Biology I
and Pre-AP Biology I.

PRE - AP BIOLOGY I                            7404                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Pre-AP Biology is an accelerated course that meets the Kentucky core content for Biology and prepares students to pursue further
study in AP Biology. This course will include information concerning the cell and molecular basis of heredity, biological change, the
independence of organisms, matter, energy and organization in living systems and the behavior of organisms presented at a faster pace
and greater complexity than Biology I. Students will be expected to do significant amounts of reading outside of class.
Recommendation: An A or B in Integrated Science and English I. * Please note: A student will choose between Biology I and
Pre-AP Biology I.

AP BIOLOGY                                    7412                                           2 Semesters                        1 Credit
AP Biology is an upper level course that elaborates the concepts that will include evolution, biochemistry, energetics, cell
organization, human genetics and recombinant DNA through the processes of lecture, laboratory investigations and class discussions.
Able and motivated students are provided with the opportunity to pursue college-level biological studies while still in high school.
This course will add to and expand upon the knowledge gained in Biology I by making use of college level textbook and completing
laboratory investigations that will equate with the kinds of labs experienced in college students. Prerequisite: An A or B in PreAP
Biology I and Chemistry I or approval of instructor.

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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE                                 7412                              2 Semesters                        1 Credit
AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the
interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the
relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Able and motivated
students are provided with the opportunity to pursue college-level environmental science studies while still in high school. This course
will add to and expand upon the knowledge gained in Biology, Chemistry, History, and English by making use of college level
textbook and completing laboratory investigations that will equate with the kinds of labs experienced in college students. Prerequisite:
An A or B in Biology I and Chemistry I or approval of instructor.

CHEMISTRY I                                   7600                                         2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This beginning Chemistry course uses scientific inquiry, technology, and mathematical manipulations to help students develop an
understanding of the structure of atoms, the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, conservation of energy and
interactions of energy and matter and how they relate to the world. Prerequisite: Scores of 14 on both the Reading and Science
sections of PLAN (10th grade) . *Please note, a student will choose between either Chemistry I or Pre-AP Chemistry I.

PRE- AP CHEMISTRY I                          7612                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course contains the same content as Chemistry I, but is presented at an accelerated pace. This also requires more mathematical
skills than Chemistry I. Prerequisite: Scores of 19 on both the Reading and Science sections of PLAN (10th grade) or Explore (8th
grade). *Please note, a student will choose between either Chemistry I or Pre-AP Chemistry I.

AP CHEMISTRY                                 7603                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This is a rigorous second year chemistry course to be taken upon the successful completion of Algebra II and Pre-AP Chemistry I. The
advanced placement curriculum is designed to be the equivalent of a first year college chemistry course and meets the objectives to be
tested by the national AP Chemistry Exam in May. Strong math skills are needed to be successful in this course. Topics to be
covered include reactions, gas laws, kinetics, equilibrium, models of chemical bonding, periodic properties, quantum theory,
acids/bases, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, states of matter, solutions, and qualitative analysis. Recommendation: An A or B in
Algebra II (may be taken concurrently) and Pre-AP Chemistry and approval of the instructor. AP Chemistry LAB to be taken
concurrently.

INTEGRATED SCIENCE II                        8200                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is a third year science course for those students who option not to take chemistry or physics as a 3rd Science credit. The
course provides the remaining Science core content required by the state. The concepts are more general than a traditional Chemistry
or Physics course. The course foundation includes the basic information and concepts of the Chemistry and Physics disciplines. Focus
on laboratory activities and experimentations, use of scientific method, analysis techniques, problem solving and proper written
reports of scientific data are the primary emphasis of this course. Recommendation: This course is recommended if you score
below a 14 on the Reading or Science sections of the PLAN.

AP PHYSICS                                   9000                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This AP Physics class is the non-calculus based AP Physics B course that is designed to cover the same concepts taught at the
beginning college level. The course uses the scientific method, vector analysis, technology, and mathematical calculations to help
students develop an understanding of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave theory, and nuclear physics. A
strong math background is required along with math teacher approval. Prerequisite: Algebra II with a grade of A or B.


                                                    SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD CIVILIZATION                           9454                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
World Civilization is a required class for all Bardstown High School sophomores. The course is a survey course that reviews
civilizations before 1500 AD but focuses mainly on the world since 1500. This class will cover the culture and society of civilizations
and students will observe, analyze and interpret human behaviors, social gatherings, and institutions to better understand people and
the relationships among individuals and groups.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT                          451004                                        2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course is the study of the government of the United States, local, and other political systems; recruitment; roles and decision
making; official duties; executive, legislative, and judicial government branches. Topics will also include political institutions and
behavior; public policy; social and economic change; diplomacy and international relations; and cultural and intellectual
developments.

U.S. HISTORY & GOVT.                         9451                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This course should serve as a capstone to the study of America’s history in grades 5 and 8. After brief review, the focus will be on the
Reconstruction period to the present, looking at the forces that shaped and continue to shape political, economic, and social
institutions and the impact of those forces on the development of the United States in the twentieth century.




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AP U.S. HISTORY                               9418                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
This advanced course is a chronological interdisciplinary survey of the history, culture, sociology, literature, art, music, and
philosophy of America. Students will encounter an in-depth study of historical and literary periods, enabling them to gain a better
perspective of the universal human condition and further understanding man’s role in the world. Through the course, students will
continue to build communication skills, focusing on the development of longer written compositions (including a writing portfolio)
and oral presentations. In addition to reading and writing activities, students will prepare longer creative thesis projects based upon
individual interests as well as participate in six hours of a community service project. Prerequisites: An A or B in English II and
World Civilization.

AP GOVERNMENT                                 9412                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
(Pre-requisite: Students must have completed AP English Language and/or AP U.S. History or be taking one of these courses
concurrently with this class) This college level course will focus on constitutional underpinnings of U.S. government; political beliefs
and behaviors; political parties, interest groups, and mass media; institutions of national government (the Congress, the presidency, the
bureaucracy, and the federal courts); public policy; and civil rights and civil liberties.

PSYCHOLOGY                                    9458                                          2 Semesters                        1 Credit
Course introduces the field of psychology and its basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of
human behavior. Topics include the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality,
developmental, and clinical psychology. The past and current theories and contributions of major psychologists are explored.




                                VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
                       NELSON COUNTY AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL                             613                                2 Semesters                       4 Credits
The vocational curriculum at the Nelson County Area Technology Center includes seven areas: Carpentry, Computer Aided
Drafting, Health Services, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Welding, Wood Manufacturing, Automotive, and
Computer Tech. Students will receive two full credits each semester. Bus will be provided for transportation, and students must
ride bus daily in order to participate. Students may not drive to/from vocational school. CNA nursing program will be offered in the
AM only next year. Please write down the area of interest (underlined above) on registration card.




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