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					RICHLAND NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL
     7500 BROOKFIELD ROAD
      COLUMBIA, SC 29223
      SABRINA SUBER, PRINCIPAL




 PROGRAM OF STUDIES
     2012 – 2013
                                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Curricular Information
Curriculum ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Honors and AP Courses ..................................................................................................................... 2
Ninth-Grade Program ........................................................................................................................ 2
HSAP / State Testing ......................................................................................................................... 2
Counselor Assistance ......................................................................................................................... 2
Excessive Absence Policy ................................................................................................................. 2
Grade Classification .......................................................................................................................... 2
Withdrawal Policy ............................................................................................................................. 2
Policy on Repeating a Course ............................................................................................................ 3
Early Dismissal .................................................................................................................................. 3
Clusters of Study ............................................................................................................................... 3
Individual Graduation Plans / Clusters of Study ............................................................................... 5
Clusters of Study Worksheet ............................................................................................................. 20
Designing a Four-Year Plan .............................................................................................................. 21
Admission Prerequisites for South Carolina Public Colleges and Universities ................................ 21
Four-Year Plan of Study Worksheet.................................................................................................. 22
South Carolina State Uniform Grading Scale .................................................................................... 22
NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards ............................................................................................. 23

General Course of Study
Career and Technology Education..................................................................................................... 25
English ............................................................................................................................................... 28
Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................................ 30
Mathematics....................................................................................................................................... 35
Physical Education / NJROTC .......................................................................................................... 38
Science ............................................................................................................................................... 40
Social Studies .................................................................................................................................... 44
World Languages ............................................................................................................................... 48
Individual Elective Courses ............................................................................................................... 52

School-to-Work Transition Programs
Work-Based Learning........................................................................................................................ 52
Job Shadowing................................................................................................................................... 53
Service Learning ................................................................................................................................ 53

Specialized Diploma Program
Career Prep ........................................................................................................................................ 53

Richland Two Magnet Programs
Horizon .............................................................................................................................................. 53
iLink .................................................................................................................................................. 54
Palmetto Center for the Arts .............................................................................................................. 54
Convergence Media / Cavplex........................................................................................................... 61
International Baccalaureate …………………………………………………………………………62
                                           PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2012 – 2013
                                                   Curriculum
The 2012 – 2013 Program of Studies for Richland Northeast High School gives each student the information needed to choose
classes appropriately. Parents and students must review the curriculum guide carefully to ensure that they understand the
courses, their prerequisites and their focus. Using the Four-Year–Plan Worksheet on page __, students can work out a course of
study that will help them achieve postsecondary-school goals. Students should plan each year’s schedule with four years in
mind. Some courses are taught in 47-minute year-long classes, others in a semester block. If a particular course cannot be
scheduled one year, it generally will be available the next. In keeping with our commitment to implement technology as a
seamless part of our instructional design, Richland Northeast High School teaches certain courses via distance learning, and
some are available through class.com. Parents and students should note that requested electives are not always available.
However, the school will offer all classes required for graduation each year. At times, students have to make choices
concerning elective studies.

    Important notice: In order for students to participate in graduation, all course work must be completed. No student
may participate who has not completed all requirements for a diploma prior to the date of graduation.

Honors and Advanced Placement Courses                               to register new students. Counselors are assigned by
Courses that are designated Honors, AP, or IB are intended          students’ last names and grade level.
for students who exhibit superior abilities in the course           Vickie Kelchner             Cavalier Academy
content area. They emphasize critical and analytical                Patrick Blake               A–E
thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and               Tanya Floyd                 F–L
deductive reasoning. All Honors, AP, and IB courses are             TBA                         M–S
weighted in computing the grade point average. Students             Jan Post                    T–Z
in an AP course must take the AP exam in May.
Students in an IB course must complete all the IB                   Policy on Excessive Absences
Assessments.                                                        A student who loses credit in a course because of excessive
                                                                    absences will have the grade computed as an F. See Student
Ninth-Grade Program                                                 Handbook for details.
Richland Northeast is dedicated to giving all 9th graders a
strong academic foundation.                                         Grade Classification and Homeroom Assignment
     We believe that a high school student’s success begins
in the 9th grade and is fundamentally tied to a strong              Class                      Number of Credits Required
background in English and math. Freshman programs for               Freshman                  Promotion from 8th grade
9th-grade students may include Cavalier Academy and                 Sophomore                 5 (including English I & 1
seminars in both English and math.                                                            required math unit)
                                                                    Junior                    12 (including 2 units of English
HSAP                                                                                          and 2 units of required math)
All students must pass the South Carolina HSAP exit                 Senior                    18 (including 3 units of English
examination prior to graduating. Students who do not pass                                     and 3 units of required math and
one or more of the subtests in reading, writing, and                                          projecting graduation)
mathematics may be enrolled in remedial instruction in the          Graduation                24 credits completed
subtest that they’ve failed. Students who fail any subtest          Note: No more than two (2) units may be applied from any
must retake the test in the 11th grade; if they continue to         one summer school period. No more than six (6) units may
fail, they must again be enrolled in a remedial program. A          be applied from summer school attendance and/or
student will have two opportunities to take the HSAP in the         correspondence courses. No more than one (1) course in
12th grade.                                                         English or math may be taken during the regular school
                                                                    year without permission from the principal. In addition, no
End-of-Course State Exams                                           more than two School-to-Work / Co-op credits can count
End-of-course state exams will be administered as                   toward the 24 graduation credits.
prescribed by the State Department of Education and will
count as 20 percent of the final grade in English I, Algebra        Policy on Withdrawing from a Course
I, Algebra I Part 2, U.S. History, and Biology I.                   Students should register for courses very deliberately and
                                                                    carefully, as dropping and/or adding a course is allowed
Counselor Assistance Available Year-Round                           only under extreme circumstances. When a schedule
Guidance counselors are available year-round to meet with           change is permitted, it is done according to the following
parents by appointment. Parents may call the Guidance               criteria, in keeping with State Board of Education Policy:
Office at 699-2800 ext. 79820 to set up a time.                        • With the first day of enrollment as the baseline,
     During the summer months, a counselor is available                   students who withdraw from a course within 3 days in
Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.                    a 45-day course, 5 days in a 90-day course, or 10 days

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     in a 180-day course may do so without penalty.                              CLUSTERS OF STUDY
                                                                South Carolina’s schools are making an important
  • Students who withdraw from a course after the               transformation. They are implementing the national
    specified time receive a WF, and the F is calculated in     movement toward organizing education around clusters of
    the student’s overall grade point average ratio. The 3-,    study representing various sectors of the economy. By
    5-, and 10-day limitations for withdrawing from a           combining rigorous academics with relevant career
    course without penalty do not apply to course or            preparation, such clusters of study represent the most direct
    course-level changes initiated by the administration of     answer to the questions all students ask of the education
    the school.                                                 system: “Why should I care about school? Why should I
                                                                work hard to do well in class? What’s in it for me?”
        Please note these two additional guidelines in          Furthermore, clusters of study:
Richland District Two:                                             • Create clear and smooth educational pathways that
  • Level changes can be honored if, and only if, class              young people can follow from kindergarten through
    space is available during the same period for the                grade 12, to college or other postsecondary education,
    course level requested.                                          and into the workplace.

  • When a student is permitted to change from one                • Empower students (and their parents) by providing the
    course level to another, the exact numerical grade              information and experience that they need to make
    earned in the first course transfers to the other and is        smart education and career choices.
    computed in the grade average, whether or not the first
    course is weighted.                                               Students have a variety of cluster offerings at Richland
                                                                Northeast designed around the Central Midlands Clusters
Policy on Repeating a Course                                    of Study. The following page has the list of general clusters
Students in grades 9 through 12 may retake a course at the      as well as Individual Graduation Plans for each offering.
same level of difficulty if they have earned a D or F in that         The Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) consists of the
course. The student’s record will reflect all courses he or     state high school graduation requirements and/or college
she has taken and the grades he or she has earned.              entrance requirements, including course recommendations
      The student may retake the course either during the       for successful completion of a major that aligns with
current school year or during the next school year but no       postsecondary education and the workplace. An IGP is
later than that second year. In addition, the student must      designed to assist students and their parents in exploring
retake the course before he or she has enrolled in the next     educational and professional possibilities as well as in
sequential course (unless the student receives                  making appropriate secondary and postsecondary decisions.
administration approval to do so).                              The IGP is part of the career planner. It builds on
      Students who have taken a course for a Carnegie unit      coursework, assessments, and counseling.
before the 9th-grade year may retake that course regardless           Students are never locked into a cluster or major.
of the grade earned. In such a case, only the retake grade is   Students may change majors if their professional interests
used in figuring the student’s GPA, and only the retake         change. Student may use the curriculum framework, with
attempt shows on the transcript. This rule applies whether      its clusters of study and majors, and career assessment
the retake grade is higher or lower than the grade the          information in making these decisions.
student previously earned.                                            Choosing a cluster of study and a major requires a
                                                                student to assess interests and skills, then select coursework
Early Dismissal                                                 to achieve academic goals while exploring a professional
     All students in 9th-, 10th-, and 11th-grade homerooms      goal. In the 9th grade, students should select a cluster of
take a full load of classes. Seniors must attend a minimum      study with the goal of selecting a major no later than the
of four periods per semester, not including work-based          end of 10th grade.
learning.




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                                                  Notes:
                 16 Federal Career Clusters
Agriculture
    •    Food
    •    Natural Resources

Architecture & Construction
    •     Cabinetmaking

Arts, A / V Technology, & Communication
     •    Fine Arts
     •    Journalism & Mass Communication

Business, Management, & Administration
    •     Business

Education & Training
    •    Education / Training

Finance

Government & Public Administration
    •   Public Services

Health Science
    •    Health Services

Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services
   •    Community Services
   •    Cosmetology

Information Technology
     •   Interactive Technology

Law, Public Safety, & Security
    •    Legal Services
    •    Military

Manufacturing

Marketing, Sales, & Services
     • Marketing

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
     • Science, Math, or Engineering

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
    •    Auto Body Repair




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                                                   INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION PLANS

Cluster of Study: Arts, A / V, Technology and Communication                                                                               Major: Fine Arts

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                               10                                  11                                     12
                            Algebra I Part 1               Algebra I Part 2                   Geometry CP/Honors                  Probability & Statistics
                            Algebra I                      Geometry CP/Honor                  Algebra II CP/Honors                Algebra II CP
                            Geometry CP/ Honors            Algebra II CP/Honors               Algebra III                         Algebra III
                            Algebra II Honors              Algebra III                        Pre-Calculus CP/Honors              Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                           Pre-Calculus CP/Honors             AP Statistics                       AP Statistics
Four units
                                                           AP Statistics                      AP Calculus AB or BC                AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                              IB Math Studies I                   IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                              IB Math SL 1                        IB Math SL 2
                                                                                              IB Math HL 1                        IB Math HL 2
English                     English I                      English II                         English III                         English IV
Four units                  English I Honors               English II Honors                  English III Honors                  English IV Honors
                                                                                              AP Language                         AP Literature
                                                                                              IB English
                            Physical Science               Physical Science                   Chemistry                           Physics / Biology II /
Science                     Physical Science Honors        Biology I                          Biology II / AP Chemistry /         AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three units                                                Chemistry                          AP Biology                          Physics
                                                                                              Anatomy & Physiology                Environmental Systems and
                                                                                              IB Biology SL                       Societies SL
                                                                                              IB Biology HL                       IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                              IB Chemistry SL                     IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                              IB Chemistry HL
                            World Geography                Legal Education                    U.S. History                        Economics & Government
                            AP European History            Sociology                          AP U.S. History                     AP Economics &
                                                           World History                      Sociology                           AP Government
                                                           AP Economics                       Legal Ed                            Sociology
                                                           Economics Honors                   Intro to Psychology                 Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                           AP Government                      Adolescent Psychology               Intro to Psychology
Three units
                                                           Government Honors                  IB History of the Americas          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                              IB Psychology SL                    IB History of the Americas
                                                                                              IB Psychology HL                    Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology HL
                                                                          Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                                Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                          Keyboarding Proficiency
requirements                                                              World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                          Health (one-half unit)
                                                                          Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                                 Complementary Coursework                                Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                            Options Related to Major
Art                                                        English electives                                       Work-based learning
Music                                                      World Languages courses                                 Job shadowing
Drama                                                                                                              Community-service learning
Digital Photography                                                                                                Career mentoring
Dance                                                                                                              Internship
                                                                                                                   Dual credit
                                                                                                                   Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)
                                                  Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                  For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice
              High School Diploma                            2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Artist                                                Cartoonist                  Production Manager         Art educator                      Choral director
Photographer                                          Graphic illustrator                                    Photojournalist
Craft artist                                          Interior designer                                      Curator / gallery manager
Florist                                               Fashion designer                                       Art therapist
Musician / accompanist                                Set design technician                                  Conductor
Actor                                                 Costume technician                                     Teacher
Singer                                                Sound / lighting technician                            Playwright / screen writer
Make-up artist                                        Stage electrician                                      Director / producer
Dancer                                                Film / video editor                                    Music therapist

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Cluster of Study: Arts, A / V Technology, & Communication                                            Major: Journalism & Mass Communications
                                                                                     Required Core for Graduation
                           For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                           9                                    10                              11                                     12
                              Algebra I Part 1                Algebra I Part 2                     Geometry CP/Honors               Probability & Statistics
                              Algebra I                       Geometry CP/Honor                    Algebra II CP/Honors             Algebra II CP
                              Geometry CP/ Honors             Algebra II CP/Honors                 Algebra III                      Algebra III
                              Algebra II Honors               Algebra III                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors           Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                              Pre-Calculus CP/Honors               AP Statistics                    AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                              AP Statistics                        AP Calculus AB or BC             AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                                   IB Math Studies I                IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                                   IB Math SL 1                     IB Math SL 2
                                                                                                   IB Math HL 1                     IB Math HL 2
English                       English I                       English II                           English III                      English IV
Four Units                    English I Honors                English II Honors                    English III Honors               English IV Honors
                                                                                                   AP Language                      AP Literature
                                                                                                   IB English
                              Physical Science                Physical Science                     Chemistry                        Physics / Biology II /
Science                       Physical Science Honors         Biology I                            Biology II / AP Chemistry        AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                                   Chemistry                            / AP Biology                     Physics
                                                                                                   Anatomy & Physiology             Environmental Systems and
                                                                                                   IB Biology SL                    Societies SL
                                                                                                   IB Biology HL                    IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                                   IB Chemistry SL                  IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                                   IB Chemistry HL
                              World Geography                 Legal Education                      U.S. History                     Economics & Government
                              AP European History             Sociology                            AP U.S. History                  AP Economics &
                                                              World History                        Sociology                        AP Government
                                                              AP Economics                         Legal Ed                         Sociology
                                                              Economics Honors                     Intro to Psychology              Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                              AP Government                        Adolescent Psychology            Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                              Government Honors                    IB History of the Americas       Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                   IB Psychology SL                 IB History of the Americas
                                                                                                   IB Psychology HL                 Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                         Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                               Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                         Keyboarding Proficiency
requirements                                                             World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                         Health (one-half unit)
                                                                         Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                              Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                        Options Related to Major
Public speaking                                         Theatre                                                Work-based learning
Digital Multimedia                                      Web Page Design                                        Job shadowing
Multicultural Literature                                Animated Computer Production                           Community-service learning
Digital Photography I, II                               Visual Arts electives                                  Career mentoring
Convergence Media I – IV                                                                                       Internship
                                                                                                               Dual credit
                                                                                                               Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                         Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                         For additional college entrance requirements refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                     2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Copywriter assistant                                      Copywriter                                                 Librarian
Customer representative                                   Radio broadcasting                                         Reporter
Military                                                  Travel agent                                               Public relations specialist
                                                          Copy editor                                                Broadcast journalist
                                                          Video editor                                               Television producer




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Cluster of Study: Architecture & Construction                                                                           Major: Cabinetmaking

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                            10                                  11                                          12
                             Algebra I Part 1             Algebra I Part 2               Geometry CP/Honors                        Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                    Geometry CP/Honor              Algebra II CP/Honors                      Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors          Algebra II CP/Honors           Algebra III                               Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors            Algebra III                    Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                    Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors         AP Statistics                             AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                          AP Statistics                  AP Calculus AB or BC                      AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                         IB Math Studies I                         IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                         IB Math SL 1                              IB Math SL 2
                                                                                         IB Math HL 1                              IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                    English II                     English III                               English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors             English II Honors              English III Honors                        English IV Honors
                                                                                         AP Language                               AP Literature
                                                                                         IB English
                             Physical Science             Physical Science               Chemistry                                 Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science Honors      Biology I                      Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP            AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                               Chemistry                      Biology                                   Physics
                                                                                         Anatomy & Physiology                      Environmental Systems and
                                                                                         IB Biology SL                             Societies SL
                                                                                         IB Biology HL                             IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry SL                           IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography              Legal Education                U.S. History                              Economics & Government
                             AP European History          Sociology                      AP U.S. History                           AP Economics &
                                                          World History                  Sociology                                 AP Government
                                                          AP Economics                   Legal Ed                                  Sociology
                                                          Economics Honors               Intro to Psychology                       Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                          AP Government                  Adolescent Psychology                     Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                          Government Honors              IB History of the Americas                Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                         IB Psychology SL                          IB History of the Americas
                                                                                         IB Psychology HL                          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology HL
                                                                       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                             Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                       Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                           World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                       Health (one-half unit)
                                                                       Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                       Options Related to Major
Cabinetmaking I – IV                                   Fundamentals of Business, Marketing, and               Work-based learning
                                                       Finance                                                Job shadowing
                                                       Entrepreneurship                                       Community-service learning
                                                       Accounting                                             Career mentoring
                                                       Personal Finance                                       Internship
                                                                                                              Dual credit
                                                                                                              Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)


                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                       4-Year Degree & Higher
Carpenter                                                                                                           Architect
Carpet installer                                                                                                    Engineer
Roofer                                                                                                              Cost estimator
Military
Brick mason




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Cluster of Study: Business, Management, & Administration                                                                                    Major: Business

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                          10                                       11                                      12
                           Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                    Geometry CP/Honors                      Probability & Statistics
                           Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                   Algebra II CP/Honors                    Algebra II CP
                           Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors                Algebra III                             Algebra III
                           Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                         Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                  Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                      Pre-Calculus CP/Honors              AP Statistics                           AP Statistics
Four units
                                                      AP Statistics                       AP Calculus AB or BC                    AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                       IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                            IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                            IB Math HL 2
English                    English I                  English II                          English III                             English IV
Four units                 English I Honors           English II Honors                   English III Honors                      English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                             AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                           Physical Science           Physical Science                    Chemistry                               Physics / Biology II /
Science                    Physical Science           Biology I                           Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP          AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three units                Honors                     Chemistry                           Biology                                 Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                    Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                           Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                           IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                         IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                           World Geography            Legal Education                     U.S. History                            Economics & Government
                           AP European History        Sociology                           AP U.S. History                         AP Economics &
                                                      World History                       Sociology                               AP Government
                                                      AP Economics                        Legal Ed                                Sociology
                                                      Economics Honors                    Intro to Psychology                     Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                      AP Government                       Adolescent Psychology                   Intro to Psychology
Three units
                                                      Government Honors                   IB History of the Americas              Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                        IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                        Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology HL
                                                                          Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                                Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                          Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                              World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                          Health (one-half unit)
                                                                          Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                                     Complementary Coursework                                Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                                Options Related to Major
Integrated Business Applications I, II                         Public Speaking                                         Work-based learning
Web Page Design I, II                                                                                                  Job shadowing
Accounting I, II                                                                                                       Community-service learning
Personal Finance                                                                                                       Career mentoring
Entrepreneurship                                                                                                       Internship
Fundamentals of Business, Marketing,                                                                                   Dual credit
and Finance                                                                                                            Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                  Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                  For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice
              High School Diploma                            2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Bookkeeper                                          Auditor                                                   Teacher
Bank teller                                         Accountant                                                Certified public accountant
Medical billing clerk                               Financial services agent                                  Financial planner
Payroll clerk                                       Credit manager                                            Chief financial officer
Salesperson                                         Realtor                                                   Insurance agent / broker




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Cluster of Study: Education & Training                                                                                       Major: Education / Teaching

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                           For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                             10                                  11                                          12
                              Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                 Geometry CP/Honors                        Probability & Statistics
                              Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                Algebra II CP/Honors                      Algebra II CP
                              Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors             Algebra III                               Algebra III
                              Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                      Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                    Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                         Pre-Calculus CP/Honors           AP Statistics                             AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                         AP Statistics                    AP Calculus AB or BC                      AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                         IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                              IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                              IB Math HL 2
English                       English I                  English II                       English III                               English IV
Four Units                    English I Honors           English II Honors                English III Honors                        English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                               AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                              Physical Science           Physical Science                 Chemistry                                 Physics / Biology II /
Science                       Physical Science           Biology I                        Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP            AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                   Honors                     Chemistry                        Biology                                   Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                      Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                             Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                             IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                           IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                              World Geography            Legal Education                  U.S. History                              Economics & Government
                              AP European History        Sociology                        AP U.S. History                           AP Economics &
                                                         World History                    Sociology                                 AP Government
                                                         AP Economics                     Legal Ed                                  Sociology
                                                         Economics Honors                 Intro to Psychology                       Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                         AP Government                    Adolescent Psychology                     Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                         Government Honors                IB History of the Americas                Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                          IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                              Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                        Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                            World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                        Health (one-half unit)
                                                                        Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                                Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                        Options Related to Major
Public Speaking                                                                                                Work-based learning
Multicultural Literature                                                                                       Job shadowing
Teacher Cadet                                                                                                  Community-service learning
Adolescent Psychology                                                                                          Career mentoring
Psychology                                                                                                     Internship
Sociology                                                                                                      Dual credit
                                                                                                               Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                         Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Daycare worker                                           Substitute teacher                                          Teacher / professor
Substitute teacher                                       Library assistant                                           Counselor
Military                                                 Occupational / physical therapy assistant                   Librarian
Early childhood assistant                                                                                            Educational administrator
Teacher aide                                                                                                         Sales / technical trainer
                                                                                                                     Physical trainer


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Cluster of Study: Government & Public Administration                                                                                Major: Public Services

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                      9                             10                                         11                                      12
                           Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                      Geometry CP/Honors                      Probability & Statistics
                           Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                     Algebra II CP/Honors                    Algebra II CP
                           Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors                  Algebra III                             Algebra III
                           Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                           Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                  Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                      Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                AP Statistics                           AP Statistics
Four units
                                                      AP Statistics                         AP Calculus AB or BC                    AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                            IB Math Studies I                       IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                            IB Math SL 1                            IB Math SL 2
                                                                                            IB Math HL 1                            IB Math HL 2
English                    English I                  English II                            English III                             English IV
Four units                 English I Honors           English II Honors                     English III Honors                      English IV Honors
                                                                                            AP Language                             AP Literature
                                                                                            IB English
                           Physical Science           Physical Science                      Chemistry                               Physics / Biology II /
Science                    Physical Science           Biology I                             Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP          AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three units                Honors                     Chemistry                             Biology                                 Physics
                                                                                            Anatomy & Physiology                    Environmental Systems and
                                                                                            IB Biology SL                           Societies SL
                                                                                            IB Biology HL                           IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                            IB Chemistry SL                         IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                            IB Chemistry HL
                           World Geography            Legal Education                       U.S. History                            Economics & Government
                           AP European History        Sociology                             AP U.S. History                         AP Economics &
                                                      World History                         Sociology                               AP Government
                                                      AP Economics                          Legal Ed                                Sociology
                                                      Economics Honors                      Intro to Psychology                     Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                      AP Government                         Adolescent Psychology                   Intro to Psychology
Three units
                                                      Government Honors                     IB History of the Americas              Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                            IB Psychology SL                        IB History of the Americas
                                                                                            IB Psychology HL                        Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                            Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                                  Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                            Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                                World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                            Health (one-half unit)
                                                                            Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                                Complementary Coursework                                       Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                                  Options Related to Major
Sociology                                                 Accounting I, II                                               Work-based learning
Psychology                                                Personal Finance                                               Job shadowing
Legal Education                                                                                                          Community-service learning
                                                                                                                         Career mentoring
                                                                                                                         Internship
                                                                                                                         Dual credit
                                                                                                                         Mock Trial
                                                                                                                         Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                  Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                  For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice
              High School Diploma                            2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Tour guide                                          Legislative assistant                                       Educator
Docent                                              Legal assistant                                             Public administrator
Military                                            Court reporter                                              Historian
                                                                                                                Social worker




                                                                                                                                                                      10
Cluster of Study: Human Services                                                                                           Major: Community Services

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirement, refer to the college of your choice

                                        9                             10                                     11                                      12
                             Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                  Geometry CP/Honors                       Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                 Algebra II CP/Honors                     Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors              Algebra III                              Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                       Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                   Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                        Pre-Calculus CP/Honors            AP Statistics                            AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                        AP Statistics                     AP Calculus AB or BC                     AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                        IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                             IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                             IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                  English II                        English III                              English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors           English II Honors                 English III Honors                       English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                              AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
Science                      Physical Science           Physical Science                  Chemistry                                Physics / Biology II /
Three Units                  Physical Science           Biology I                         Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP           AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
                             Honors                     Chemistry                         Biology                                  Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                     Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                            Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                            IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                          IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography            Legal Education                   U.S. History                             Economics & Government
                             AP European History        Sociology                         AP U.S. History                          AP Economics &
                                                        World History                     Sociology                                AP Government
                                                        AP Economics                      Legal Ed                                 Sociology
                                                        Economics Honors                  Intro to Psychology                      Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                        AP Government                     Adolescent Psychology                    Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                        Government Honors                 IB History of the Americas               Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                         IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                         Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology HL
                                                                       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                             Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                       Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                           World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                       Health (one-half unit)
                                                                       Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                            Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                      Options Related to Major
Adolescent Psychology                                 Science above III                                      Work-based learning
Psychology                                            Accounting                                             Job shadowing
Sociology                                                                                                    Community-service learning
                                                                                                             Career mentoring
                                                                                                             Internship
                                                                                                             Dual credit
                                                                                                             Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                                 4-Year Degree & Higher
Daycare worker                                          Teacher assistant                                          Clergy
Military                                                Caseworker                                                 Social worker
Customer service representative                         Intake counselor                                           Psychiatrist
Telemarketer                                            Funeral director                                           Psychologist
                                                                                                                   Counselor
                                                                                                                   Therapist



                                                                                                                                                                11
Cluster of Study: Human Services                                                                                                      Major: Cosmetology

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                        9                             10                                  11                                          12
                             Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                  Geometry CP/Honors                        Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                 Algebra II CP/Honors                      Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors              Algebra III                               Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                       Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                    Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                        Pre-Calculus CP/Honors            AP Statistics                             AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                        AP Statistics                     AP Calculus AB or BC                      AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                         IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                              IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                              IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                  English II                        English III                               English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors           English II Honors                 English III Honors                        English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                               AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                             Physical Science           Physical Science                  Chemistry                                 Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science           Biology I                         Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP            AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                  Honors                     Chemistry                         Biology                                   Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                      Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                             Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                             IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                           IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography            Legal Education                   U.S. History                              Economics & Government
                             AP European History        Sociology                         AP U.S. History                           AP Economics &
                                                        World History                     Sociology                                 AP Government
                                                        AP Economics                      Legal Ed                                  Sociology
                                                        Economics Honors                  Intro to Psychology                       Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                        AP Government                     Adolescent Psychology                     Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                        Government Honors                 IB History of the Americas                Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                          IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                             Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                       Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                           World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                       Health (one-half unit)
                                                                       Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                            Complementary Coursework                                Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                       Options Related to Major
Cosmetology I – IV (4 credits)                        Psychology                                              Work-based learning
                                                      Fundamentals of Business, Marketing                     Job shadowing
                                                      and Finance                                             Community-service learning
                                                      Visual Arts electives                                   Career mentoring
                                                                                                              Internship
                                                                                                              Dual credit
                                                                                                              Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Cosmetologist                Barber                     Make-up artist                                              Make-up artist
Nail tech                                               Special-effects make-up artist                              Special-effects make-up artist
Beauty consultant                                       Mortuary artist                                             Mortuary artist
Massage therapist
Esthetician
Military



                                                                                                                                                                 12
Cluster of Study: Information Technology                                                                                Major: Interactive Technology

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                               10                                   11                                      12
                             Algebra I Part 1             Algebra I Part 2                   Geometry CP/Honors                    Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                    Geometry CP/Honor                  Algebra II CP/Honors                  Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors          Algebra II CP/Honors               Algebra III                           Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors            Algebra III                        Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors             AP Statistics                         AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                          AP Statistics                      AP Calculus AB or BC                  AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                             IB Math Studies I                     IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                             IB Math SL 1                          IB Math SL 2
                                                                                             IB Math HL 1                          IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                    English II                         English III                           English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors             English II Honors                  English III Honors                    English IV Honors
                                                                                             AP Language                           AP Literature
                                                                                             IB English
                             Physical Science             Physical Science                   Chemistry                             Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science Honors      Biology I                          Biology II / AP Chemistry /           AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                               Chemistry                          AP Biology                            Physics
                                                                                             Anatomy & Physiology                  Environmental Systems and
                                                                                             IB Biology SL                         Societies SL
                                                                                             IB Biology HL                         IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                             IB Chemistry SL                       IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                             IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography              Legal Education                    U.S. History                          Economics & Government
                             AP European History          Sociology                          AP U.S. History                       AP Economics &
                                                          World History                      Sociology                             AP Government
                                                          AP Economics                       Legal Ed                              Sociology
                                                          Economics Honors                   Intro to Psychology                   Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                          AP Government                      Adolescent Psychology                 Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                          Government Honors                  IB History of the Americas            Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                             IB Psychology SL                      IB History of the Americas
                                                                                             IB Psychology HL                      Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology HL
                                                                        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                              Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                        Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                            World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                        Health (one-half unit)
                                                                        Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                       Options Related to Major
Digital Photography I, II                              Visual Arts electives                                  Work-based learning
Digital Media                                                                                                 Job shadowing
Web Page Design I, II                                                                                         Community-service learning
Foundations of Animation                                                                                      Career mentoring
Integrated Business Applications I, II                                                                        Internship
Image Editing I                                                                                               Dual credit
                                                                                                              Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                         Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                High School Diploma                                   2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Administrative assistant                                 Office manager                                             Business manager
Computer operator                                        Medical transcriber                                        Media specialist
Data-entry specialist                                    Court reporter                                             Programmer
Military                                                 Legal secretary                                            Computer systems analyst
Customer service representative                          Paralegal                                                  Web designer
Receptionist                                             Gaming technician                                          Graphic designer


                                                                                                                                                                 13
Cluster of Study: Law, Public Safety, & Security                                                                                  Major: Legal Services

                                                                             Required Core for Graduation
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                      9                              10                                      11                                    12
                           Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                     Geometry CP/Honors                     Probability & Statistics
                           Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                    Algebra II CP/Honors                   Algebra II CP
                           Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors                 Algebra III                            Algebra III
                           Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                 Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                      Pre-Calculus CP/Honors               AP Statistics                          AP Statistics
Four units
                                                      AP Statistics                        AP Calculus AB or BC                   AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                           IB Math Studies I                      IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                           IB Math SL 1                           IB Math SL 2
                                                                                           IB Math HL 1                           IB Math HL 2
English                    English I                  English II                           English III                            English IV
Four units                 English I Honors           English II Honors                    English III Honors                     English IV Honors
                                                                                           AP Language                            AP Literature
                                                                                           IB English
                           Physical Science           Physical Science                     Chemistry                              Physics / Biology II /
Science                    Physical Science           Biology I                            Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP         AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three units                Honors                     Chemistry                            Biology                                Physics
                                                                                           Anatomy & Physiology                   Environmental Systems and
                                                                                           IB Biology SL                          Societies SL
                                                                                           IB Biology HL                          IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                           IB Chemistry SL                        IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                           IB Chemistry HL
                           World Geography            Legal Education                      U.S. History                           Economics & Government
                           AP European History        Sociology                            AP U.S. History                        AP Economics &
                                                      World History                        Sociology                              AP Government
                                                      AP Economics                         Legal Ed                               Sociology
                                                      Economics Honors                     Intro to Psychology                    Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                      AP Government                        Adolescent Psychology                  Intro to Psychology
Three units
                                                      Government Honors                    IB History of the Americas             Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                           IB Psychology SL                       IB History of the Americas
                                                                                           IB Psychology HL                       Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                  IB Psychology HL
                                                                          Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                                Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                          Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                              World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                          Health (one-half unit)
                                                                          Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                                Complementary Coursework                                   Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                              Options Related to Major
JROTC I – IV                                              Business electives                                         Work-based learning
Sociology                                                 Information technology courses                             Job shadowing
                                                          World Languages courses                                    Community-service learning
                                                          Psychology                                                 Career mentoring
                                                                                                                     Dual credit
                                                                                                                     Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                  Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                  For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice
              High School Diploma                            2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Legal receptionist                                  Paralegal                                                Judge
Legal files clerk                                   Legal administrative assistant                           Lawyer
Military                                            Inspector & compliance officer                           Legislator
                                                    Court reporter                                           Congressional aide
                                                    Military                                                 Military




                                                                                                                                                                  14
Cluster of Study: Law, Public Safety, & Security                                                                                     Major: Military

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                        9                             10                                      11                                     12
                           Algebra I Part 1              Algebra I Part 2                  Geometry CP/Honors                       Probability & Statistics
                           Algebra I                     Geometry CP/Honor                 Algebra II CP/Honors                     Algebra II CP
                           Geometry CP/ Honors           Algebra II CP/Honors              Algebra III                              Algebra III
                           Algebra II Honors             Algebra III                       Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                   Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                         Pre-Calculus CP/Honors            AP Statistics                            AP Statistics
Four units
                                                         AP Statistics                     AP Calculus AB or BC                     AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                           IB Math Studies I                        IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                           IB Math SL 1                             IB Math SL 2
                                                                                           IB Math HL 1                             IB Math HL 2
English                    English I                     English II                        English III                              English IV
Four units                 English I Honors              English II Honors                 English III Honors                       English IV Honors
                                                                                           AP Language                              AP Literature
                                                                                           IB English
                           Physical Science              Physical Science                  Chemistry                                Physics / Biology II /
Science                    Physical Science Honors       Biology I                         Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP           AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three units                                              Chemistry                         Biology                                  Physics
                                                                                           Anatomy & Physiology                     Environmental Systems and
                                                                                           IB Biology SL                            Societies SL
                                                                                           IB Biology HL                            IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                           IB Chemistry SL                          IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                           IB Chemistry HL
                           World Geography               Legal Education                   U.S. History                             Economics & Government
                           AP European History           Sociology                         AP U.S. History                          AP Economics &
                                                         World History                     Sociology                                AP Government
                                                         AP Economics                      Legal Ed                                 Sociology
                                                         Economics Honors                  Intro to Psychology                      Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                         AP Government                     Adolescent Psychology                    Intro to Psychology
Three units
                                                         Government Honors                 IB History of the Americas               Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                           IB Psychology SL                         IB History of the Americas
                                                                                           IB Psychology HL                         Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                           Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                                 Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                           Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                               World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                           Health (one-half unit)
                                                                           Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                                Complementary Coursework                                     Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                                Options Related to Major
JROTC I – IV                                              Business electives                                           Work-based learning
Sociology                                                 Information technology courses                               Job shadowing
                                                          World Languages courses                                      Community-service learning
                                                                                                                       Career mentoring
                                                                                                                       Dual credit
                                                                                                                       Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                  Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                  For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice
              High School Diploma                            2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Legal receptionist                                   Paralegal                                                 Judge
Legal file clerk                                     Legal administrative assistant                            Lawyer
Military                                             Inspector & compliance officer                            Legislator
                                                     Court reporter                                            Congressional aide
                                                     Military                                                  Military




                                                                                                                                                                    15
Cluster of Study: Marketing, Sales, & Service                                                                                                Major: Marketing
                                                                            Required Core for Graduation
                           For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                          9                            10                                  11                                          12
                              Algebra I Part 1            Algebra I Part 2                Geometry CP/Honors                        Probability & Statistics
                              Algebra I                   Geometry CP/Honor               Algebra II CP/Honors                      Algebra II CP
                              Geometry CP/ Honors         Algebra II CP/Honors            Algebra III                               Algebra III
                              Algebra II Honors           Algebra III                     Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                    Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors          AP Statistics                             AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                          AP Statistics                   AP Calculus AB or BC                      AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                         IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                              IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                              IB Math HL 2
English                       English I                   English II                      English III                               English IV
Four Units                    English I Honors            English II Honors               English III Honors                        English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                               AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                              Physical Science            Physical Science                Chemistry                                 Physics / Biology II /
Science                       Physical Science Honors     Biology I                       Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP            AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                               Chemistry                       Biology                                   Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                      Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                             Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                             IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                           IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                              World Geography             Legal Education                 U.S. History                              Economics & Government
                              AP European History         Sociology                       AP U.S. History                           AP Economics &
                                                          World History                   Sociology                                 AP Government
                                                          AP Economics                    Legal Ed                                  Sociology
                                                          Economics Honors                Intro to Psychology                       Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                          AP Government                   Adolescent Psychology                     Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                          Government Honors               IB History of the Americas                Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                          IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                    IB Psychology HL
                                                                        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                              Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                        Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                            World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                        Health (one-half unit)
                                                                        Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                              Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                        Options Related to Major
Fundamentals of Business, Marketing                     Investments & Stock Market                             Work-based learning
and Finance                                             Personal Finance                                       Job shadowing
Entrepreneurship                                        Digital Photography I, II                              Community-service learning
Accounting I, II                                                                                               Career mentoring
Digital Multimedia                                                                                             Internship
Integrated Business Applications I, II                                                                         Dual credit
                                                                                                               Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                         Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                     2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Marketing                                                 Bank teller                    Treasurer                   Stockbroker                    CPA
Bookkeeper                                                Adjustor                       Realtor                     Controller                     Auditor
Cashier                                                   Management trainer             Buyer                       Financial planner
Sales associate                                           Sales representative                                       Human resource specialist
Administrative assistant                                  Hotel / restaurant manager                                 Personnel director
Military                                                                                                             Event coordinator




                                                                                                                                                                  16
Cluster of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics                                                                 Major: Health Services

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice.

                                        9                             10                                   11                                       12
                             Algebra I Part 1           Algebra I Part 2                  Geometry CP/Honors                     Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                  Geometry CP/Honor                 Algebra II CP/Honors                   Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors        Algebra II CP/Honors              Algebra III                            Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors          Algebra III                       Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                 Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                        Pre-Calculus CP/Honors            AP Statistics                          AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                        AP Statistics                     AP Calculus AB or BC                   AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                      IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                           IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                           IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                  English II                        English III                            English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors           English II Honors                 English III Honors                     English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                            AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                             Physical Science           Physical Science                  Chemistry                              Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science           Biology I                         Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP         AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                  Honors                     Chemistry                         Biology                                Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                   Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                          Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                          IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                        IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography            Legal Education                   U.S. History                           Economics & Government
                             AP European History        Sociology                         AP U.S. History                        AP Economics &
                                                        World History                     Sociology                              AP Government
                                                        AP Economics                      Legal Ed                               Sociology
                                                        Economics Honors                  Intro to Psychology                    Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                        AP Government                     Adolescent Psychology                  Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                        Government Honors                 IB History of the Americas             Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                       IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                       Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                 IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                 IB Psychology HL
                                                                        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                              Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                        Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                            World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                        Health (one-half unit)
                                                                        Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                            Complementary Coursework                              Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                     Options Related to Major
Introduction to Health Science                                                                              Work-based learning
Health Science I, II                                                                                        Job shadowing
Psychology                                                                                                  Community-service learning
Adolescent Psychology                                                                                       Career mentoring
Sports Medicine I, II                                                                                       Internship
Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                      Dual credit
Biology II                                                                                                  Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)



                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                                4-Year Degree & Higher
Nurse’s aide                                             Veterinary technician                                    Physical therapist
Orderly                                                  Licensed practical nurse                                 Physician
Customer service representative                          Pharmacy technician                                      Pharmacist
Medical assistant                                        Respiratory technician                                   Registered nurse
Military                                                 Lab technician




                                                                                                                                                               17
Cluster of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics                                              Major: Science / Math / Engineering

                                                                               Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice.

                                         9                             10                                11                                        12
                             Algebra I Part 1             Algebra I Part 2                Geometry CP/Honors                    Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                    Geometry CP/Honor               Algebra II CP/Honors                  Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors          Algebra II CP/Honors            Algebra III                           Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors            Algebra III                     Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors          AP Statistics                         AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                          AP Statistics                   AP Calculus AB or BC                  AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                          IB Math Studies I                     IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                          IB Math SL 1                          IB Math SL 2
                                                                                          IB Math HL 1                          IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                    English II                      English III                           English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors             English II Honors               English III Honors                    English IV Honors
                                                                                          AP Language                           AP Literature
                                                                                          IB English
                             Physical Science             Physical Science                Chemistry                             Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science Honors      Biology I                       Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP        AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                               Chemistry                       Biology                               Physics
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology                  Environmental Systems and
                                                                                          IB Biology SL                         Societies SL
                                                                                          IB Biology HL                         IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry SL                       IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                          IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography              Legal Education                 U.S. History                          Economics & Government
                             AP European History          Sociology                       AP U.S. History                       AP Economics &
                                                          World History                   Sociology                             AP Government
                                                          AP Economics                    Legal Ed                              Sociology
                                                          Economics Honors                Intro to Psychology                   Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                          AP Government                   Adolescent Psychology                 Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                          Government Honors               IB History of the Americas            Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                          IB Psychology SL                      IB History of the Americas
                                                                                          IB Psychology HL                      Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                IB Psychology HL
                                                                      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                            Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                      Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                          World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                      Health (one-half unit)
                                                                      Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                            Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                    Options Related to Major
AP Biology                                                                                                 Work-based learning
Pre-Calculus                                                                                               Job shadowing
Calculus                                                                                                   Community-service learning
Physics                                                                                                    Career mentoring
Biology II                                                                                                 Internship
                                                                                                           Dual credit
                                                                                                           Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher
Bookkeeper                                               Pharmacy technician                                     All engineering fields              Architect
Customer service representative                          Engineering technician                                  Researcher
Military                                                 CAD technician                                          Statistician
Drafter                                                  Machinist                                               Actuary
Heavy-equipment operator                                 Tool & die maker                                        Chemist
                                                                                                                 Biologist
                                                                                                                 Zoologist
                                                                                                                 Teacher

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Cluster of Study: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics                                                                              Major: Auto Body

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                            10                                  11                                          12
                             Algebra I Part 1             Algebra I Part 2               Geometry CP/Honors                        Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                    Geometry CP/Honor              Algebra II CP/Honors                      Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors          Algebra II CP/Honors           Algebra III                               Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors            Algebra III                    Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                    Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                          Pre-Calculus CP/Honors         AP Statistics                             AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                          AP Statistics                  AP Calculus AB or BC                      AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                         IB Math Studies I                         IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                         IB Math SL 1                              IB Math SL 2
                                                                                         IB Math HL 1                              IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                    English II                     English III                               English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors             English II Honors              English III Honors                        English IV Honors
                                                                                         AP Language                               AP Literature
                                                                                         IB English
                             Physical Science             Physical Science               Chemistry                                 Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science Honors      Biology I                      Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP            AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                               Chemistry                      Biology                                   Physics
                                                                                         Anatomy & Physiology                      Environmental Systems and
                                                                                         IB Biology SL                             Societies SL
                                                                                         IB Biology HL                             IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry SL                           IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography              Legal Education                U.S. History                              Economics & Government
                             AP European History          Sociology                      AP U.S. History                           AP Economics &
                                                          World History                  Sociology                                 AP Government
                                                          AP Economics                   Legal Ed                                  Sociology
                                                          Economics Honors               Intro to Psychology                       Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                          AP Government                  Adolescent Psychology                     Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                          Government Honors              IB History of the Americas                Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                         IB Psychology SL                          IB History of the Americas
                                                                                         IB Psychology HL                          Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                                   IB Psychology HL
                                                                       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                             Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                       Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                           World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                       Health (one-half unit)
                                                                       Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                               Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                       Options Related to Major
Auto Body I – IV                                       Chemistry                                              Work-based learning
                                                       Fundamentals of Business, Marketing,                   Job shadowing
                                                       And Finance                                            Community-service learning
                                                       Accounting                                             Career mentoring
                                                                                                              Internship
                                                                                                              Dual Credit
                                                                                                              Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)

                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                                  4-Year Degree & Higher
Bus driver                                               Auto service manager                                       Automotive engineer
Auto body technician                                     Claims adjustor
Parts personnel                                          Independent garage dealership personnel
Auto technician                                          Insurance agent
Driver training instructor                               Pit crew
Military




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                                                YOUR INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION PLAN

Cluster of Study:                                                                           Major:

                                                                              Required Core for Graduation
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

                                         9                            10                                  11                                    12
                             Algebra I Part 1            Algebra I Part 2                Geometry CP/Honors                    Probability & Statistics
                             Algebra I                   Geometry CP/Honor               Algebra II CP/Honors                  Algebra II CP
                             Geometry CP/ Honors         Algebra II CP/Honors            Algebra III                           Algebra III
                             Algebra II Honors           Algebra III                     Pre-Calculus CP/Honors                Pre-Calculus
Math
                                                         Pre-Calculus CP/Honors          AP Statistics                         AP Statistics
Four Units
                                                         AP Statistics                   AP Calculus AB or BC                  AP Calculus AB or BC
                                                                                         IB Math Studies I                     IB Math Studies 2
                                                                                         IB Math SL 1                          IB Math SL 2
                                                                                         IB Math HL 1                          IB Math HL 2
English                      English I                   English II                      English III                           English IV
Four Units                   English I Honors            English II Honors               English III Honors                    English IV Honors
                                                                                         AP Language                           AP Literature
                                                                                         IB English
                             Physical Science            Physical Science                Chemistry                             Physics / Biology II /
Science                      Physical Science Honors     Biology I                       Biology II / AP Chemistry / AP        AP Chemistry / AP Biology / AP
Three Units                                              Chemistry                       Biology                               Physics
                                                                                         Anatomy & Physiology                  Environmental Systems and
                                                                                         IB Biology SL                         Societies SL
                                                                                         IB Biology HL                         IB Chemistry SL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry SL                       IB Chemistry HL
                                                                                         IB Chemistry HL
                             World Geography             Legal Education                 U.S. History                          Economics & Government
                             AP European History         Sociology                       AP U.S. History                       AP Economics &
                                                         World History                   Sociology                             AP Government
                                                         AP Economics                    Legal Ed                              Sociology
                                                         Economics Honors                Intro to Psychology                   Legal Ed
Social Studies
                                                         AP Government                   Adolescent Psychology                 Intro to Psychology
Three Units
                                                         Government Honors               IB History of the Americas            Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                         IB Psychology SL                      IB History of the Americas
                                                                                         IB Psychology HL                      Adolescent Psychology
                                                                                                                               IB Psychology SL
                                                                                                                               IB Psychology HL
                                                                       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
Additional                                                             Computer Science (one unit)
State / District                                                       Keyboarding Proficiency
Requirements                                                           World Languages or CATE course (one unit)
                                                                       Health (one-half unit)
                                                                       Electives (six & one-half units)

Required Courses for Major                             Complementary Coursework                                Extended Learning Opportunity
(four credits required)                                                                                        Options Related to Major




                                                        Professional Opportunities upon Graduation
                                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice

               High School Diploma                                    2-Year Associate Degree                               4-Year Degree & Higher


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                      Information                              Admission Prerequisites for Public South Carolina
          About Designing a Four-Year Plan                                Colleges and Universities
        South Carolina High School Graduation
                    Requirements                               English: (4 units) must be chosen from college prep
                                                                   English courses
                                                               Mathematics: (4 units) must include Algebra I and II,
              Subject                    Units required            Geometry, and a fourth higher math.
English / Language Arts                          4.0           Laboratory Science: (3 units) must be taken in two
                                                                   different academic areas chosen from Biology,
Mathematics                                      4.0
                                                                   Chemistry, and Physics (e.g., Biology I and Chemistry
Science                                          3.0
                                                                   I meet the requirements; Biology I and Biology II do
U.S. History and Constitution                    1.0
                                                                   not. Biology I is required for graduation in Richland
Economics                                         .5               School District Two. Physical Science is required for
U.S. Government                                   .5               graduation but does not count as a lab science.
Other Social Studies                             1.0           World Languages: (2 – 3 units) must be in the same
Physical Education or JROTC                      1.0               world language.
Computer Science                                 1.0           Social Studies: (3 units) U.S. History, Economics, and
World Language or Occupational                   1.0               Government plus one additional credit.
Education                                                      Academic Electives: (1 unit) A college preparatory course
Health (Richland School District                  .5               in computer science (i.e., one involving significant
Two requirement)                                                   programming content, not simply keyboarding) is
Electives                                       6.5                strongly recommended. Other acceptable electives
Total                                          24.00               include college preparatory courses in English, fine
                                                                   arts, foreign languages, social science, humanities,
                                                                   laboratory science (excluding those for which biology
    •     Please note: Revisions are often considered              and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite), or math above
          during any legislative session.                          the level of Algebra II.
          Always check with your Guidance Counselor            PE or JROTC: (1 unit)
          for the most current information.                    Fine Arts: (1 unit) in appreciation of, history of, or
                                                                   performance in one of the fine arts.
All students must pass the South Carolina High School
Assessment Program (HSAP) Exit Exam before graduation.         Grade Classification and Homeroom Assignment
To meet the state high school diploma requirements for
                                                               Class                              Number of Credits
graduation, one unit must be earned in a foreign (world)       Required
language or a Career and Technology (CATE) course.             Freshman                       Promotion from 8th grade
                                                               Sophomore                      5 (including English I & 1
Prior to graduation, students must meet all graduation                                        required math unit)
requirements in order to participate in the graduation         Junior                         12 (including 2 units of
ceremony.
                                                                                              English and 2 units of
     The South Carolina legislature required all public high                                  required math)
schools to implement the South Carolina Uniform grading        Senior                         18 (including 3 units of
Scale policy, beginning with the 2000 – 2001 school year.                                     English and 3 units of
     This policy required all existing letter grades to be                                    required math and projecting
converted to numeric grades. All A grades earned prior to                                     graduation)
2000 – 2001 were converted as 96. All B grades were            Graduation                     24 credits completed
converted as 88. All C grades were converted as 80. All D      Note: No more than two (2) units may be applied from any one summer
grades were converted as 73. All F grades were converted       school period. No more than six (6) units may be applied from summer
as 61.                                                         school attendance and/or correspondence courses. No more than one (1)
     The grading scale also designated the quality point       course in English or math may be taken during the regular school year
                                                               without permission from the principal. In addition, no more than two
range for each numeric grade. For the most current             School-to-Work / Co-op credits can count toward the 24 graduation
information, see your guidance counselor.                      credits.




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  Worksheet for Four-Year Plan of Study             South Carolina Uniform State Grading Scale

9th Grade         Scheduled Subjects       Units        Grade-Point Conversion Chart

                                                     South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale
                                                                 Conversions
                                                                                             AP / IB /
                                                   Numerical   Letter   College
                                                                                   Honors    Dual
                                                     Average   Grade     Prep
                                                                                             Credit
                                                      100        A       4.875      5.375      5.875
                                                      99         A       4.750      5.250      5.750
Total                                                 98         A       4.625      5.125      5.625
                                                      97         A       4.500      5.000      5.500
10th Grade   Scheduled Subjects           Units       96         A       4.375      4.875      5.375
                                                      95         A       4.250      4.750      5.250
                                                      94         A       4.125      4.625      5.125
                                                      93         A       4.000      4.500      5.000
                                                      92         B       3.875      4.375      4.875
                                                      91         B       3.750      4.250      4.750
                                                      90         B       3.625      4.125      4.625
                                                      89         B       3.500      4.000      4.500
                                                      88         B       3.375      3.875      4.375
                                                      87         B       3.250      3.750      4.250
                                                      86         B       3.125      3.625      4.125
Total
                                                      85         B       3.000      3.500      4.000
                                                      84        C        2.875      3.375      3.875
11th Grade   Scheduled Subjects           Units       83        C        2.750      3.250      3.750
                                                      82        C        2.625      3.125      3.625
                                                      81        C        2.500      3.000      3.500
                                                      80        C        2.375      2.875      3.375
                                                      79        C        2.250      2.750      3.250
                                                      78        C        2.125      2.625      3.125
                                                      77        C        2.000      2.500      3.000
                                                      76        D        1.875      2.375      2.875
                                                      75        D        1.750      2.250      2.750
Total                                                 74        D        1.625      2.125      2.625
                                                      73        D        1.500      2.000      2.500
                                          Units       72        D        1.375      1.875      2.375
12th Grade   Scheduled Subjects
                                                      71        D        1.250      1.750      2.250
                                                      70        D        1.125      1.625      2.125
                                                      69         F       1.000      1.500      2.000
                                                      68         F       0.875      1.375      1.875
                                                      67         F       0.750      1.250      1.750
                                                      66         F       0.625      1.125      1.625
                                                      65         F       0.500      1.000      1.500
                                                      64         F       0.375      0.875      1.375
                                                      63         F       0.250      0.750      1.250
Total                                                 62         F       0.125      0.625      1.125
                                                     0–61        F       0.000      0.000      0.000
Summer School Subjects   Year     Grade   Units       61        FA       0.000      0.000      0.000
                                                      61        WF       0.000      0.000      0.000
                                                       —        WP       0.000      0.000      0.000


Total                                               Richland School District Two adheres to the South
                                                         Carolina Uniform Grading Scale, above




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                                        NCAA FRESHMAN ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS
The NCAA initial-eligibility rules have changed.

For students entering any Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2008, your NCAA initial
eligibility will be evaluated under the 16 core-course rule described on this sheet.

The New Rule:

    •    Increases the number of core courses from 13 to 14. This additional core course may be in any area: English,
         mathematics, natural / physical science, social science, foreign language, or nondoctrinal religion / philosophy. The
         breakdown of core-course requirements is listed below.
    •    Changes the Division I initial-eligibility index, or sliding scale. See the Core GPA / test score sliding-scale index.
    •    The 16 core-course rule increases the number of core courses from 14 to 16 for Division I only. Students must
         complete three years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher), and four years of additional core courses. The additional
         core course may be taken in any area: English, mathematics, natural / physical science, social science, foreign language
         or nondoctrinal religion / philosophy. The breakdown of the requirements is listed below.

     Division I                                                        Division II
     16 Core-Course Rule                                               2005 and after
     2008 and after                                                    14 Core Courses:
     16 Core Courses:                                                      •   3 years of English.
         •   4 years of English.                                           •   2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
         •   3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).                 •   2 years of natural / physical science
         •   2 years of natural / physical science (1 year of lab          •   (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
             if offered by high school).                                   •   2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural /
         •   1 year of additional English, mathematics or                      physical science.
             natural / physical science.                                   •   2 years of social science.
         •   2 years of social science.                                    •   3 years of additional courses (from any area above,
         •   4 years of additional courses (from any area                      foreign language or nondoctrinal religion / philosophy
             above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion /
             philosophy).

Please note: For students entering college after August 1, 2005, computer science courses may be used only for initial-
eligibility purposes if the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural / physical science and is listed as such on
the high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses.

Other Important Information                                                 •   The SAT combined score is based on the Verbal
                                                                                and Math sections only. The new writing section
    •    In Division II, there is no sliding scale. The                         will not be used.
         minimum core grade-point average is 2.000.
         The minimum SAT score is 820 (Verbal and                      For more information regarding the new rule, please go to
         Math sections only) and the minimum ACT                       www.ncaa.org and click on “Student Athletes and Parents”
         sum score is 68 (add four subtests).                          in the “Custom Home Pages” section. You may also visit
    •    Students first entering a Division II collegiate              the clearinghouse Web site at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
         institution after August 1, 2005, must meet the
         new 14 core-course rule.                                      If you have questions about NCAA eligibility, please call
    •    Students first entering a Division I collegiate               the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse toll-free at
         institution after August 1, 2008, must meet the 16            (877) 262-1492. You may also call the NCAA at
         core-course rule.                                             (317) 917-6222.




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                       NCAA Division I Core Grade-Point Average — Test-Score Sliding Scale
New Core GPA / Test Score Index

Core GPA                   SAT              ACT             Core GPA                SAT         ACT
                Verbal and Math only   Add four subtests                 Verbal and Math only
3.550 & above              400              37              2.800                   700         57
3.525                      410              38              2.775                   710         58
3.500                      420              39              2.750                   720         59
3.475                      430              40              2.725                   730         59
3.450                      440              41              2.700                   730         60
3.425                      450              41              2.675                   740–750     61
3.400                      460              42              2.650                   760         62
3.375                      470              42              2.625                   770         63
3.350                      480              43              2.600                   780         64
3.325                      490              44              2.575                   790         65
3.300                      500              44              2.550                   800         66
3.275                      510              45              2.525                   810         67
3.250                      520              46              2.500                   820         68
3.225                      530              46              2.475                   830         69
3.200                      540              47              2.450                   840–850     70
3.175                      550              47              2.425                   860         70
3.150                      560              48              2.400                   860         71
3.125                      570              49              2.375                   870         72
3.100                      580              49              2.350                   880         73
3.075                      590              50              2.325                   890         74
3.050                      600              50              2.300                   900         75
3.025                      610              51              2.275                   910         76
3.000                      620              52              2.250                   920         77
2.975                      630              52              2.225                   930         78
2.950                      640              53              2.200                   940         79
2.925                      650              53              2.175                   950         80
2.900                      660              54              2.150                   960         80
2.875                      670              55              2.125                   960         81
2.850                      680              56              2.100                   970         82
2.825                      690              56              2.075                   980         83
                                                            2.050                   990         84
                                                            2.025                   1000        85
                                                            2.000                   1010        86




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                                               GENERAL COURSE OF STUDY




                                               BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
 Business and Marketing Education serves as preparation for students who plan to study accounting, business administration, marketing,
 management, entrepreneurship or related fields on the college level. Business and Marketing Education also meets the needs of students
 planning to enroll in a business program in any vocational / technical college and those students who desire to be employed immediately
 after graduation. This program helps students make informed career choices and furnishes a strong background for further study in any
 business field on the technical or college level.

Integrated Business Applications I                                         Personal Finance
Credit             1 unit                                                  Credit                 1 unit

This course is designed to teach the student computer                      This course introduces the student to basic financial literacy
concepts related to processing data into useful information                skills, including budgeting, obtaining credit, maintaining
needed in business situations by using database, spreadsheet,              checking accounts, analyzing the basic elements of finance,
word processing, and presentation software. Because the                    computing payroll, recording business transactions, and
students work toward Microsoft Office User Specialist                      applying computer operations to financial management.
(MOS) Certification, the emphasis is on speed, accuracy, and
production using proper keyboarding techniques.                            Digital Multimedia
                                                                           Grade level        9th – 12th
Integrated Business Applications II                                        Credit             1 unit
Prerequisite       Integrated Business Applications I
Credit             1 unit                                                  This course is designed to give the student the knowledge
                                                                           and skills needed for entry-level positions in multimedia
This course is designed to teach the student advanced                      and Web publishing. It combines computer-based text,
computer concepts that relate to processing data into useful               graphics, audio, and video in an interactive environment.
information needed in business situations by using advanced                Students become proficient at using Macromedia Studio 8
database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation                   (Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, and Fireworks), Adobe
software capabilities.                                                     Photoshop, and other multimedia applications. In addition,
                                                                           students learn the technical aspects of such multimedia
Image Editing I – iLink                                                    tools as digital and video cameras, scanners, and video
Grade level         iLink                                                  capture devices. This course fulfills the state computer
Credit              1 unit                                                 science graduation requirement.

This course is designed to give the student the knowledge                  Web Page Design and Development I
and skills needed to use digital imaging software in editing               Grade level       10th – 12th
and designing images and graphics. Students learn                          Credit            1 unit
technologies related to digital imaging, such as: basic
computer operations; file sharing across networks; digital                 This course is designed to give students the knowledge and
scanning; digital photography; and preparing documents for                 skills needed to design Web pages. Students learn to
output to various media. Successful completion of this                     design, implement, and maintain a Web site using
course prepares the student to take industry certification                 authoring tools. Successful completion of this course will
test(s).                                                                   prepare the student to take industry certification test(s).




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Web Page Design and Development II                                        Accounting II with Automated Accounting 8.0
Grade level       10th – 12th                                             Grade level        11th or 12th
Prerequisite      Integrated Business Applications                        Prerequisite       Accounting I with minimum grade
Recommended       Digital Multimedia                                                         of C
Credit            1 unit                                                  Credit             1 unit

This course is designed to give the student the knowledge                 This course is designed to expand the student’s understanding
and skills needed to design Web pages. Students learn to                  of accounting subsystems. It develops an understanding of
design, implement, and maintain a Web site using                          internal control procedures, competence in the use of subsidiary
authoring tools.                                                          ledgers and in preparing financial statements, and an
                                                                          understanding of the end-of-period procedures. The student
Fundamentals of Business, Marketing, and Finance                          gains essential skills for computerized accounting positions.
Grade level       9th or 10th
Credit            1 unit                                                  Foundations of Animation
                                                                          Grade level       10th – 12th
Fundamentals of Business, Marketing, and Finance is                       Prerequisite      Image Editing I or Digital Multimedia
designed to encourage students to pursue successful careers                                 or Web Page Design and
in business, marketing, and finance. Students gain a basic                                  Development I
understanding of business operations and management                       Credit            1 unit
concepts, increasing their knowledge about corporate
enterprise and its role in a global society.                              This course teaches students how to create and deliver
                                                                          interactive content across desktops and devices with a focus
Entrepreneurship                                                          on establishing a knowledge of animation tools and
Grade level      10th – 12th                                              techniques. It examines the features of Adobe’s Flash
Credit           1 unit                                                   software, the professional standard for producing high-
                                                                          impact Web sites using animation, video, text, graphics,
This course is designed to provide students with the                      and audio. Students create rich media applications that span
knowledge and skills leading to the development of a                      a variety of digital devices, from desktop to mobile devices.
business plan for small business ownership. An important
part of the course is the incorporation of marketing,                     IB ITGS SL (Integrated Technology in a Global
staffing, and financial considerations.                                   Society)
                                                                             Prerequisite   Successful completion of an
Accounting I with Automated Accounting 8.0                                                  introductory technology course or
Grade level        10th – 12th                                                              iLink student
Prerequisite       Minimum grade of C in Algebra I                        Weight            1 unit weighted
                   Part B or Algebra I
Credit             1 unit                                                 ITGS students will become familiar with the many aspects
                                                                          of technology and evaluate the impact of information
This course acquaints students with the relationship between              technology on individuals and society. This one year course
accounting and business. It develops an understanding of the              explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of
steps of the accounting system; accounting concepts, principles,          digitized information from the location to the international
and practices; and the application of accounting procedures.              level. All students enrolled will be required to complete all
                                                                          internal and external assessment for International
                                                                          Baccalaureate.


                                                             CULINARY ARTS
The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students for gainful employment and/or into postsecondary education in the food production
and service industry under the supervision of an experienced chief.

Introduction to Culinary Arts
Credit              1 unit

Introduction to Culinary Arts provides students with an
overview of interest, aptitude, and technical skills needed to
advance to Level One Culinary Arts and/or the food service
industry.




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                                            HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM
A registered cosmetologist’s license means guaranteed income immediately after graduation from high school in one of the fastest-growing
industries in the United States. Employment with a cosmetology license includes skin care, manicuring, hair styling, hair coloring, permanent
waving, chemical hair relaxing and curling, salon receptionist, or manager.

Cosmetology I                                                               and ethical responsibilities. The course might include work-
Grade level            10th                                                 based learning experiences. This course meets Richland
Prerequisite           Teacher approval                                     District Two Health requirements for graduation.
Credit                 1 unit
                                                                            Health Science I
Cosmetology I is open to male and female 10th graders. It                   Prerequisite           Introduction to Health Science
covers hygiene and good grooming, public relations and                      Credit                 1 unit
psychology, sanitation, trichology (hair and nails), facials                Health Science Technology 1 focuses on therapeutic,
and make-up, chemistry of cosmetology, anatomy and                          diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and
physiology, bacteriology, nail disorders and sterilization of               biotechnology research and development pathways of a
the nail, skin and disorders of the skin, and light therapy.                health science cluster career. The course is designed to
                                                                            develop health-care knowledge and skills, both academic
Cosmetology II and III                                                      and technical, necessary for transition to work-based
Prerequisite      Cosmetology I (for 11th graders),                         learning experiences in health care. The foundational
                  Cosmetology II (for 12th graders)                         standards incorporate anatomy and physiology, medical
Credits           Cosmetology II: 2 credits                                 terminology, communication, health-care systems and
                  Cosmetology III: 3 credits                                teams, health science career research, legal and ethical
                                                                            practice, safety, health and wellness, cardiopulmonary
Cosmetology requires 1,500 hours of work in classrooms                      resuscitation, and first aid.
and the lab. Theory, related subjects, and laboratory
practice are required for graduation from this program.                     Health Science II
High school courses that are accepted as related subjects to                Prerequisite      Health Science I, teacher
meet the 1,500-hour requirement are English, history,                                         recommendation
psychology, home economics, biology, math, keyboarding,                     Credit            1 unit
and accounting.
    After the student finishes the required high school                     This Course focuses on therapeutic, diagnostic, health
subjects to graduate, the South Carolina Board of                           informatics, support services, and biotechnology research
Cosmetology administers an exam to prospective                              and development pathways of a health science cluster
cosmetologists, which can result in the issuing of a                        career. The course is designed to provide for the
Registered Cosmetologist license. The exam consists of                      development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills
both written and practical categories. Instruction in these                 foundational to a wide variety of healthcare professionals.
courses includes safety, hygiene, and sanitation, shampoos                  The foundational standards incorporate anatomy and
and rinses, manicures and pedicures, professional ethics,                   physiology, diseases, therapies, and cared rehabilitation,
state laws and regulations, salon management, permanent                     prevention, systems theory, legal standards, ethical and
waving and styling, scalp and facial treatment, chemical                    safety practices, advance technical skills, and information
hair relaxing, hair shaping, hair tinting and bleaching, and                technology applications. Students will have hands-on
hair styling.                                                               experiences for expanded knowledge and skills
                                                                            development. Guiding students to make connections from
    •    Note: Any student taking Cosmetology III is                        the classroom to the healthcare industry occur through job
         required to take the South Carolina                                shadowing, clinical rotation, internship, and/or cooperative
         Cosmetology Board Exam. This is the final                          education.
         exam; failure to pass the state board will result
         in the student’s not receiving Cosmetology III                     Medical Terminology- Online Course
         credits for graduation.                                            Credit           1 unit

Introduction to Health Science                                              This online course is designed to help students develop a
Credit             1 unit                                                   working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students
                                                                            acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes,
This course includes an overview of therapeutic,                            roots, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems
diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and                       approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce
biotechnology research and development pathways in the                      medical terms relating to structure and function of the
health science career cluster. It focuses on health careers                 human body, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and
exploration, health-care systems, leadership, employability,                pharmacology. Common abbreviations applicable to each
and communication skills. Students develop a concept of                     system will be interpreted.
health maintenance practices, safety, teamwork, and legal

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                                                                            Sports Medicine II
Sports Medicine I                                                           Prerequisite       Sports Medicine I
Prerequisite      Introduction to Heath Science                             Credit             1 unit
Credit            1 unit
                                                                            This course is a continuation of Sports Medicine I for
This course emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries                  students interested in career opportunities as athletic
and covers exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety,                 trainers, physical therapists, and physicians in the sports
first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital                   medicine field. Students learn basic anatomy and
signs. Coursework also includes discussion of legal issues,                 physiology as it relates to the principles of conditioning and
members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective                  the treatment of athletic injuries. Students study both
sports equipment, environmental safety issues, taping and                   protective and supportive devices used in prevention and
wrapping, mechanism of injury, and application of other                     care of athletes.
sports medicine concepts.

                                                             ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
All secondary students are required to earn four (4) full credits in English in order to receive a South Carolina high school diploma. Grade
levels of English will be designated as follows:
                                    Freshman          English I                      Junior      English III
                                    Sophomore         English II                     Senior      English IV
Important notes: Students may not take two (2) English courses at the same time without the permission of the principal. A full sequence of
courses is offered for all students. We urge students to choose carefully and to heed the advice of English teachers and guidance counselors so
as to select the courses that best suit their capabilities and goals. All classes require parallel (outside-of-school) assignments.
   • The only weighted courses in the English Department are English I Honors, English II Honors, English III Honors, English IV Honors,
      English III IB/AP, and English IV IB/AP.
   • All students must do summer reading. For a copy of the 2012 – 2013 summer reading list, students should see their English teacher or the
      RNE homepage. Reading lists also are available in Guidance. Students are tested on their summer reading by their English teacher.

               Freshman English Courses
                                                                            This is a course for 9th graders whose test scores indicate
English I Honors                                                            the need for additional help in reading. Its focus is
Recommended            8th grade teacher recommendation,                    improving students’ reading and thinking skills through
                       strong writing skills and independent                guided practice, assessment, and feedback
                       work ethic; 92+ avg (8th grade) CP
                       level or ‘C’ avg (8th grade) Honors or                              Sophomore English Courses
                       teacher recommendation                               English II Honors
Credit                 1 unit weighted                                      Recommended       92+ avg for English I; or ‘C’ avg in
                                                                                              English I Honors or teacher
This advanced course is a survey of literature from a                                         recommendation, and submit student
variety of genres with additional emphasis on composition,                                    writing folder
grammar, vocabulary, research, and oral presentation. This                  Credit            1 unit weighted
course is recommended for the exceptionally talented
college-bound Freshman who wishes to remain in the                          This advanced course is a survey of world literature with
Honors and AP English program throughout high school.                       additional emphasis on extensive composition, grammar,
Students must commit to independent and rigorous reading                    and vocabulary study. This course is recommended for the
assignments, to include parallel readings and participation                 exceptionally talented college-bound Sophomore who
in the summer reading program. New or transfer students                     wishes to remain in the Honors and AP program throughout
must transfer from an Honors program.                                       high school. Students must be prepared to complete
                                                                            requirements for the summer reading programs in addition
English I CP                                                                to regularly assigned compositions and parallel reading.
Credit                 1 unit                                               New or transfer students must transfer from an Honors
                                                                            program.
This course is designed to provide the student with an in-
depth study of grammar, oral and written communication,                     English II CP
and literature. Parallel reading and library work are                       Recommended             English I, teacher recommendation
required. Literature units include mythology, drama, the                    Credit                  1 unit
short story, and the novel. This course is recommended for
the above-average student bound for a four-year college or                  This course is an intensive study of formal grammar, basic
university.                                                                 composition skills, and vocabulary development. In this
                                                                            course, literature selections serve primarily as a basis for
Reading Seminar                                                             composition assignments.
Credit                 1 unit
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                Junior English Courses                        English III CP
IB English III- HL Year 1 (AP English III Language            Recommended           English II or teacher
and Composition)                                                                    recommendation
Recommended:       have teacher recommendation; Parent        Credit                1 unit
                   Overrides are not recommended. (If
                   so, a contract is required and student     Students in this course pursue an advanced study of
                   may not be removed from the course.)       American literature from 1600 to the present. Grammar,
                   have previous Honors experience and        composition, and vocabulary are taught in conjunction with
                   have demonstrated competency with          literature. Parallel work, projects, compositions,
                   Honors level work; students without        presentations, and research are required.
                   previous experience will have to sit
                   for a timed writing sample                                 Senior English Courses
                   maintain an 85+ avg in Engl II Honors      AP English IV (Literature and Composition)
                   demonstrate exceptional competency         Prerequisite       Met the English III AP Lang and
                   in writing, specifically the formal                           Comp requirements, teacher
                   essay.                                                        recommendation, demonstrate
                   New/transfer students to the Honors                           exceptional competency in writing,
                   program must come from an Honors                              specifically the formal essay, and
                   program                                                       maintain an 85+ avg in AP English
                   must be committed to rigorous and                             III
                   independent reading                        Credit             1 unit
                   complete summer requirements for the
                   course                                     Students in AP English pursue an in-depth study of
Credit             1 unit weighted                            significant works of British and world authors with a strong
                                                              emphasis on British writers. Students must have the
This is the first of a two-year sequence. This course will    capability and the willingness to do independent reading
meet the Year 1 requirement for High Level International      and to write frequent compositions. It is assumed that AP
Baccalaureate program; it will also meet requirements for     students already have a solid foundation in grammar and
AP Lang and Comp. The course is a comprehensive study         that their writing reflects appropriate usage and mechanics.
of world literature which spans the human experience early    Vocabulary study and library research evolve from
writings to the works of contemporary authors. Students       literature assignments. Critical reading and literacy analysis
will be exposed to mature, collegiate texts and will be       are essential. Summer reading is mandatory. Upon
required to perform in-depth verbal and written analysis of   completing the course, students must take the AP Exam.
texts. A strong commitment to rigor is needed.                New or transfer students must transfer from an Honors
Assessments for Year 1 will include and internal essay and    program.
oral presentation.
                                                              English IV Honors
Exams: AP-English Language and Composition; the IB            Recommended       Previous Honors experience (highly
HL Exam will be at the end of Year 2 (Senior Year).                             recommended), teacher
                                                                                recommendation, submit student
English III Honors                                                              writing folder, and maintain 92+ avg
Recommended        Previous Honors experience (highly                           in previous English III course; ‘C’ avg
                   recommended), submit student writing                         in previous Honors course or teacher
                   folder focusing on formal essays,                            recommendation
                   maintain a 92+ avg in previous             Credit            1 unit
                   English II course; ‘C’ avg in previous
                   Honors course or teacher                   This advanced course is a survey of England’s Anglo-
                   recommendation                             Saxon period through the twentieth century. The course is
Credit             1 unit                                     recommended for the exceptionally talented college-bound
                                                              senior who is committed to rigor. The course emphasizes
This advanced course is a survey of American Literature       critical reading and written analysis of in-class texts and/or
from the 17th century to the present. The course is           required parallel readings. Completion of summer reading
recommended for the exceptionally talented college-bound      assignment is required.
junior who will continue in the Honors program and/or who
requires further preparation before attempting the AP         English IV CP
program. This course emphasizes in-depth critical reading     Recommended           English III or teacher
and written analysis. Completion of the summer reading                              recommendation
assignment is required. New or transfer students must         Credit                1 unit
transfer from an Honors program.

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This course pursues an advanced study of the literature of       (African, African-American, Native American, Hispanic,
England’s Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth               Latin, European, et al.). The course stresses themes of
century. The course work includes the study of formal            cultural and linguistic diversity and the development of
grammar, regularly assigned compositions, parallel               critical thinking skills through class discussion and written
research, and reading assignments.                               presentations.

                     English Electives                           HSAP Exit Exam
Please note that not all electives are offered every year.       Credit                1/2 unit

Horizon Research                                                 This is a semester course designed for students in grades 10
Prerequisite:    None                                            through 12 who have not passed the HSAP examination.
Weight:          1 unit weighted                                 Course instruction focuses on improving test-taking skills
                                                                 as well as on reading and writing skills.
The Horizon Research course will teach students effective
strategies for conducting research in a variety of               Public Speaking
disciplines. Students will improve research and writing          Credit                1 unit
skills while also taking part in original research.
                                                                 This is a semester course designed for students in grades
Multicultural Literature                                         10 through 12 who want to improve their ability to
Credit              1/2 unit                                     communicate and listen effectively in the classroom and/or
                                                                 in a public setting.
Students in this course are exposed to a variety of literature
by and about people from diverse ethnic backgrounds

                                                    FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

                           Music                                 This general elective course is the second level of keyboard
                                                                 instruction. Students will learn more advanced music
                     General Electives                           theory and work on more advanced piano literature.
Beginning Guitar                                                 Students must have successfully completed Piano Class 1
Prerequisite          Students must own a guitar                 or have studied piano privately for at least one year.
Credit                1/2 unit
                                                                 Electronic Music
This general elective course is designed for students            Prerequisite          Some music training in band, chorus,
interested in learning beginning guitar, who have had no                               strings, or keyboard; instructor
previous experience with this instrument. Students who can                             approval
already play guitar at a basic level should not sign up for      Credit                1/2 unit
this course. Emphasis is on development of chords and
picking patterns. Students will also learn notation and          This semester class introduces students to electronic music.
rhythm reading and transfer this knowledge to the guitar.        Using MIDI and computer technology, students learn how
Students must bring their own guitar.                            to compose and record music as well as to make MP3 files
                                                                 and CDs. Students entering this class must have a working
                                                                 knowledge of music beyond the basic level.
Piano Class 1
Prerequisite          None                                       Music Appreciation (New for 2011-12)
Credit                1/2 unit                                   Prerequisite      None
                                                                 Credit            1/2 unit
This general elective course is designed to improve the
music reading skills of students interested in learning          In this semester course, students study basic elements of
beginning piano. Students learn notation and rhythm              music history, including musical style, periods, composers
reading and transfer this knowledge to the keyboard.             and artists with musical examples including folk music,
Students who have more than one year prior keyboard              classical music, rock and pop music of today. Students will
training should not sign up for this course.                     use many multi-media sources in this class.

                                                                 Introduction to Music Theory
Piano Class 2 (new for 2012-13)                                  Prerequisite       Some music training in band, chorus,
Prerequisite        Piano Class 1 or at least one year of                           strings, or keyboard
                    private piano instruction                    Credit             1/2 unit
Credit              1/2 unit

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In this semester course, students study basic elements of     required (approximately $15). Concert Band participation
music, including music staff, pitch names, rhythmic values,   is mandatory. Students will progress to the Concert Band
key signature, scales, and chords. Students also learn to     course the following year.
sight sing and develop ear-training skills in rhythm and
pitch dictation. Students also develop musical keyboarding    Band 2 - (Concert Band)
skills. This class prepares students for AP Music Theory.     Prerequisite         Audition and approval of instructor
                                                              Credit               1 unit
                   Advanced Electives
                                                              This performance-based class is for experienced band
AP Music Theory                                               students who want to further their development in an
Prerequisite    Some musical training (piano,                 ensemble setting. Students entering from middle school and
                strings, choral, band)                        second-year students get the opportunity to further their
Credit          1 unit weighted                               technique and advance into Wind Ensemble. Enrollment is
                                                              determined by previous experience or recommendation
This theory course is designed for the music student who      from the middle school director. Members are expected to
plans to major in music at the college level or who has a     attend all rehearsals and performances to meet minimum
sincere desire to learn more of the fundamentals of           standards.
composition and analysis. Students enrolling in this class
must have had some piano, choral, or instrumental             Band 3 - (Symphonic Band)
experience. Emphasis is on the elements of music, ear         Prerequisite        Audition and approval of instructor
training, and composition. Upon completion of the course,     Credit              1 unit
students must take the AP Exam.
                                                              This performance-based class affords experienced students
IB Music-SL –        Year 1 of 2 (New for 2012-13)            the opportunity to further their development in an ensemble
Prerequisite         Previous experience in piano, strings,   setting. The band director determines enrollment according
                     vocal or wind/percussion                 to an audition, previous experience, or recommendation
Credit               1 unit weighted AP/IB                    from the middle school director or private teacher.

This course encourages students to develop perceptual         Members are expected to attend all rehearsals and
skills through a breadth of musical experiences involving     performances to meet minimum standards. Weighted credit
speculation, recognition, analysis, discrimination and        is offered to those students who contract to meet the
forming hypotheses. Students will develop through             requirements of an intensified (Honors) curriculum at the
performance and composition and work collaboratively.         III and IV levels.

IB Music-SL –        Year 2 of 2 (New for 2012-13)            Band 4 - (Percussion)_
Prerequisites:       Successful completion of IB Music –      Prerequisite          Audition, approval of instructor
                     SL – Year 1 of 2                         Credit                1 unit
Credit               1 unit weighted AP/IB
                                                              This class is designed for students who have had previous
A continuation of Year 1. Students will take the IB Exam      instruction in percussion instruments and want to further
and complete all internal and external assessments.           develop their musicianship. Students explore membrane,
                                                              non-membrane, and keyboard instruments. Enrollment
                           Band                               requires prior approval. There is an equipment fee, and
                                                              students will have to make additional purchases.
Band 1 - (Beginning Band)
Prerequisite       Audition and written approval of           Instrumental Music – Band Rehearsal –(Silver Cadets
                   instructor                                 Marching Band) (late bird)
Credit             1 unit                                     Prerequisite         Approval of band director
                                                              Credit               1 unit
This course is designed for students who have had limited
or no previous experience in the band. Students learn the     This performance-based class affords the opportunity to
basic concepts of playing a musical instrument and develop    further music development in a marching-band–style class
necessary skills to become proficient. Emphasis is on         setting. Enrollment is open to any student with previous
development of good tone, accurate pitch, growth in music     training on instruments used in this medium. Football
reading, ability to follow an instructor, and an              games and contests are the main focus of this class; thus, a
understanding of a wide variety of music. Students must       passing grade requires participation at these events.
provide their own instrument or rent a school-owned           Attendance is taken at every class session (rehearsal). Each
instrument. School-owned instruments are limited to           student must pay a participation fee. Final enrollment is
trumpet, French horn, baritone, bassoon, and tuba. The        determined by the director.
purchase of necessary method book and a class fee are
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                          Chorus                                                          Strings

Chorus 1 (Beginning Chorus) New for 2012-13                    Orchestra/Strings I - String Orchestra
Prerequisite         None                                      Prerequisite           3 years of playing experience
Credit               1/2 unit                                  Credit                 1 unit

Students will learn the basics of good choral singing,         String Orchestra is a class for high school string students
including posture, diction, breath-support and tone            who prefer to perform easier and more popular styles of
production. Additionally, students will study the              music. Although an audition is not required, at least three
foundations of music history and music theory that will        years of string instruction is required. Students must be able
enhance their knowledge of all music. A variety of music       to read music well and understand and perform
of different styles and periods will be studied.               intermediate-level skills on a string instrument. In String
                                                               Orchestra, students review how to shift, vibrate, and play
Chorus 2 (Intermediate Chorus) New for 2012-13                 two-octave scales. All orchestra students must attend
Prerequisite         Chorus 1 or audition/                     evening concerts and evening rehearsals as marked on the
                     recommendation                            orchestra calendar. Students are expected to practice
Credit               1/2 unit                                  individually every night. Students in String Orchestra
                                                               should work toward auditioning for Concert or Chamber
This class is for intermediate level singers who have either   Orchestras.
successfully completed Chorus 1 or have been accepted
into this class through an audition with the teacher or a      Orchestra/Strings II - Concert Orchestra
recommendation from a previous chorus teacher. Students        Prerequisite           Audition only
will build on the foundations of good choral singing and       Credit                 1 unit
work on advanced music reading techniques and sight-
singing examples. A broad range of choral literature will be   Concert Orchestra is a class for students who wish to study
used in this class.                                            traditional orchestra music. Students may remain in this
                                                               orchestra throughout high school or use it as preparation for
Chorus 3 (Cavalier Chorale)                                    the Chamber Orchestra. Enrollment is by audition only.
Prerequisite         Audition or recommendation by             String Orchestra students looking for a more challenging
                     former teacher                            class are encouraged to audition. Students are expected to
Credit               1 unit - 1 weighted unit available        practice individually every night. Talented 8th-grade
                     for students in 3rd and 4th years of      students who take private lessons and are ahead of their
                     high school study                         middle school orchestra class also may try out.
                                                               Students in this class are required to audition for Region,
Advanced choral students who wish to enroll in Cavalier        All-State, and Solo and Ensemble events.
Chorale must audition with the choral director or be           Prerequisite: Students must be able to read music well and
recommended by the former music teacher. Students in           understand and comfortably perform advanced skills, such
Cavalier Chorale audition for All-State Chorus, participate    as advanced shifting and vibrato. All students are required
in solo and ensemble festivals, and represent Richland         to attend evening concerts and evening rehearsals as
Northeast as the performing chorus. Students selected for      marked on the orchestra calendar.
this performing chorus are expected to attend all rehearsals   Students in this class may audition to participate in the
and performances, some of which take place after school. A     Northeast Current, the electric-string ensemble.
student may enroll in this course multiple times.
Enrollment is determined by vocal balance of the four          Orchestra/Strings III - Chamber Orchestra
voice parts (SATB).                                            Prerequisite           Audition only
                                                               Credit                 1 unit
Chorus 4 – (Show Choir (PB&J) (late bird)
Prerequisite        Membership in Cavalier Chorale,            Chamber Orchestra prepares students for college orchestra
                    vocal and dance audition for PB&J          through intense rehearsal of difficult music. It is an
Credit              1 unit - 1 weighted unit available         ensemble for highly motivated high school musicians who
                    for students in 3rd and 4th years of       have achieved considerable musical and technical skill on
                    high school study                          their instruments. This class is for students who are
                                                               comfortable playing three-octave scales and who have had
PB&J is an ensemble that specializes in pop, Broadway,         five years or more of string instruction or regular private
and jazz vocal music and high-energy choreography.             lessons. Students must be able to read music well, play in
Students must be enrolled in the Cavalier Chorale to           tune in every position, and understand and perform
audition. The ensemble meets one evening a week for 1 ½        advanced skills on their instruments. All students are
hours and has a rigorous performance schedule on school        required to attend evening rehearsals and concerts as
days, evenings, and weekends.                                  marked on the orchestra calendar. Students in this class are

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required to participate in the Region, All-State, Solo &         Sculpture I
Ensemble, and District Orchestra events.                         Credit               1/2 unit
Students in this class may audition to participate in the
Northeast Current, the electric-string ensemble                  Sculpture is an introductory course in three-dimensional
                                                                 art. Students work with clay, wire, found objects, and much
Orchestra/Strings IV - The Northeast Current                     more, using subtractive and modeling techniques. The
Prerequisite          Audition only                              broad goals of Sculpture are to develop skills, knowledge,
Credit                1 unit                                     and techniques in visual literacy, creative expression, and
                                                                 aesthetic valuing and perception, along with an
The Northeast Current is an electric-string orchestra in         understanding of historical and cultural heritage.
which students perform modern and popular music on
electric instruments. Students perform throughout the year       Digital Photography I
and work on individual projects and arrangements to be           Credit             1/2 unit
performed in the spring. Students participate in workshops
and learn to compose and improvise with electronic               In this course, students study photography as an art form
instruments, special effects, and MIDI software. It is an        and develop skills and techniques in digital imaging. There
ensemble for highly motivated high school musicians who          is a strong emphasis on composition with the use of design
have achieved advanced musical and technical skill on their      principles for effective creative expression. Following the
instruments. This class is for students who are comfortable      I.B. Middle Years Workbook guidelines, students write,
playing two-octave scales and who have had three years or        read and discuss art daily. Students work with industry-
more of string instruction or regular private lessons.           standard software in digital imaging. Photography units
Students must be able to read music well, play in tune in        will only be open to students demonstrating responsibility
every position, and understand and perform advanced skills       and who have earned a “B” or better during the first
on their instruments.                                            grading quarter. Students should be highly motivated and
Prerequisite: Audition only. Students must be able to read       able to work independently after receiving instruction. All
music well and understand and comfortably perform                equipment is provided.
advanced skills, such as advanced shifting and vibrato. All
students are required to attend workshops, evening               Ceramics I
rehearsals, and participate in all performances as marked in     Credit               1/2 unit
the orchestra calendar. Students in this class are required to
rent the electronic instruments and equipment from the           Ceramics is an introductory course in three-dimensional art.
school.                                                          Students work exclusively with clay using coil, slab, and
                                                                 subtractive hand-building techniques. Students fire and
                        Visual Arts                              glaze each of their finished pieces. The course’s broad
         Level I Classes: No prerequisite to enroll              goals are to develop skills, knowledge, and techniques in
Art I                                                            visual literacy, creative expression, and aesthetic valuing
Credit                1/2 unit                                   and perception.

Art I is an introductory course that surveys two-                AP Art History
dimensional and three-dimensional art through a variety of       Credit               1 unit weighted
media. The broad goals of Art I are to develop skills,
knowledge, and techniques in visual literacy, creative           Art History Honors is designed to unite and reinforce
expression, and aesthetic valuing and perception, along          historical, cultural, and artistic concepts. It clarifies
with an understanding of historical and cultural heritage.       historical patterns and helps students gain understanding of
Art appreciation is integrated into the units, ranging from      world history and literature. In this course, students gain
drawing and painting to sculpture and crafts.                    understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture,
                                                                 painting, photography, and other art forms within diverse
Painting and Printmaking I                                       historical and cultural contexts. Students are challenged to
Credit             1/2 unit                                      view artworks analytically (art criticism), emotionally
                                                                 (viewer’s point of view), cerebrally (history), and
Painting and Printmaking is an introductory course for           philosophically (aesthetics). Upon completion of the
these two-dimensional mediums. Students gain knowledge           course, students must take the AP Exam.
of the elements of art and the principles of design. The
broad goals of this class are to develop skills, knowledge,       Level II Classes: Completion of a Level I class with a B
and techniques in visual literacy, creative expression, and                     or higher. Exceptions noted.
aesthetic valuing and perception, along with an
understanding of historical and cultural heritage.               Advanced Two - Dimensional Design
                                                                 Prerequisite     B or higher in a Level I class or
                                                                                  teacher recommendation
                                                                 Credit           1 unit
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This course is for the serious art student with a major         the course, students must take AP Exam and IB
interest in drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed           Assessments.
media. Emphasis is on the exploration of ideas and              Exam: IB and AP
development of individual style using a variety of media.
                                                                IB Film Year 1 and Year 2-HL
Advanced Three - Dimensional Design                             Weight:            AP/IB
Prerequisite      B or higher in a Level I class or             Credit:            1 unit
                  teacher recommendation
Credit            1 unit                                        PCA Visual Arts, Literary Arts, upper level Convergence
                                                                Media students or teacher recommendation. Year 1 must be
This course is for the student seriously interested in a more   completed with a “B” or better in order to move to Year 2
in-depth investigation of three-dimensional concepts and        (Senior Year Only). A Fine Arts course, IB Film is
processes. Emphasis is on carving, casting, and further         designed to give students an academic and practical
study of ceramics. Critical thinking, development of            understanding of the art form, its history, theory and
individual style, and creativity of ideas are encouraged.       current practice. Students will develop skills through
                                                                analysis, deconstruction of masterpiece film works,
Digital Photography II                                          creation, composition, and collaborative work. Practice
Prerequisite:      B or higher in a Digital Photography         assessments will prepare students for the challenge of the
                   1class or other acceptable imaging           IB external assessment at the end of the two year program.
                   class                                        Upon completion of the course, students must take the
Credit:            1/2 unit or 1 unit                           IB Assessments.
                                                                Exam: IB
In this course, students explore various aspects of digital
photography, digital imaging, and filmmaking using              IB Film Year 1 and Year 2-SL
industry-standard software. Students should be highly           Weight:            AP/IB
motivated and able to work independently after receiving        Credit:            1 unit
instruction. All equipment is provided.
                                                                For the IB Standard Level Film classes a minimum of 1
      Level III and IV Classes: Requirements noted              year of the following courses with a B or better is required:
                                                                Visual Arts, Theater or Convergence Media. Year 1 must
IB Visual Arts - Year 1 and Year 2-HL                           be completed with a “B” or better in order to move to Year
Weight:             AP/IB                                       2 (Senior Year Only). IB Film is designed to give students
Credit:             1 unit                                      an academic and practical understanding of the art form, its
                                                                history, theory and current practice. Students will develop
Year 1 must be completed with a “B” or better in order to       skills through analysis, creation, composition, and
move to Year 2 (Senior Year Only). Students will                collaborative work. All students enrolled will be expected
investigate critical, historical and analytical components of   to complete year two. All students will be required to
select artists and art forms. Emphasis will be placed on        complete all IB internal and external assessment.
independent work, advanced art techniques and media.
Students will have the opportunity to create a large body of    AP Studio Art - YEAR 2 of the IB Visual Arts Program
work. End-of course assessment will include artwork             Prerequisite      Portfolio review, teacher
review, presentation and exhibition, oral interview and                           recommendation
investigative workbook completion. Upon completion of           Credit            1 unit weighted
the course, students must take AP Exam and IB
Assessments.                                                    Advanced Placement Studio Art is designed to provide the
Exam: IB and AP                                                 same instruction and benefits of an introductory college
                                                                studio course to high school students. This course uses the
IB Visual Arts - Year 1 and Year 2-SL                           AP guidelines for portfolio formation. All students must
Weight:             AP/IB                                       submit their portfolio to the College Board’s AP
Credit:             1 unit                                      Program for evaluation in May. The course covers all
                                                                three portfolios, and students decide among a Drawing, 2-D
Year 1 must be completed with a “B” or better in order to       Design, and/or a 3-D Design portfolio to submit. Students
move to Year 2 (Senior Year Only). Students will                may earn college credit for a score of 3 or higher. Upon
investigate critical, historical and analytical components of   completion of the course, students must take the AP
select artists and forms. Emphasis will be placed on            Exam.
independent work, advanced art techniques and media.
Students will have the opportunity to create a large body of                         Drama
work. End-of course assessment will include artwork             Exploring Drama
review, presentation and exhibition, oral interview and         Credit          1/2 unit
investigative workbook completion. Upon completion of
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Exploring Drama is an introductory course that acquaints                   Students in this independent-study course must be cast in a
students with all aspects of theatre, including the                        major production or work in a production area as stage
fundamental elements of performance and play production,                   manager or assistant stage manager, lighting designer, or
as well as theatre history and dramatic literature. This                   set designer under the direction and guidance of faculty.
course for 9th – 12th graders is a prerequisite for other                  Students keep a rehearsal log and complete a production
theatre courses.                                                           portfolio, which includes their research, analysis, and
                                                                           production concept, along with an in-depth evaluation of
Acting I                                                                   their experience. Credit earned is determined by number of
Prerequisite           Exploring Drama or teacher                          hours documented.
                       recommendation
Credit                 1/2 unit                                                                    Dance
                                                                           Introduction to Dance
This class provides instruction in the basic elements of                   Credit             1/2 unit
acting, with emphasis on the actor’s use of body, voice, and               (PCA dance students may not take this class)
imagination. Students study various approaches to acting
through improvisation, scene study, and character analysis.                Students learn basic ballet, jazz, and tap dance steps.
Activities are hands on and include theatre games,                         Students are required to dress out in dance clothes each day
pantomime, improvisation, and scene study, along with                      to receive a participation grade. Students are required to
play reading and playwriting.                                              purchase jazz shoes but not tap or ballet. Students are
                                                                           required to perform. Class size is limited to 20 students.
Musical Theatre
Prerequisite           Audition, teacher recommendation                    Dance 2
Credit                 1 unit                                              Credit                  1/2 unit

In Musical Theatre, serious students of voice, dance, and                  Students learn intermediate ballet, jazz, and tap dance
acting further develop their skills and talents. The course                steps. Students are required to dress out in dance clothes
focuses on eras in social theatre and works on selections                  each day to receive a participation grade. Students are
that culminate in a showcase performance. Students also                    required to purchase jazz shoes but not tap or ballet.
research the social, economic, and political climate of the                Students are required to perform and rehearse after school.
era. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and                    Class size is limited to 20 students.
performances, some of which take place after school.
                                                                           Dance 3
Rehearsal and Performance                                                  Credit                  1/2 unit
(first and second semesters)
Grade level         11th and 12th                                          Students learn intermediate ballet, jazz, and tap dance
Prerequisite        Introduction to Theatre; Fundamentals                  steps. Students are required to dress out in dance clothes
                    of Acting; PCA Scene Study /                           each day to receive a participation grade. Students are
                    Production                                             required to purchase jazz shoes but not tap or ballet.
Credit              1/2 to 1 unit                                          Students are required to perform and rehearse after school.
                                                                           Class size is limited to 20 students.


                                                      MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
All math courses are aligned with the State Standards for Mathematics (see the South Carolina State Department of Education Web page
ed.sc.gov/agency/StandardsandLearning/Academic-Standards/old/cso/standards/math/course_outlines.html (via the Educator tab and the
Curriculum Standards page). These South Carolina Standards for Mathematics call for use of a graphing calculator.
                                                          Richland Northeast High School
Instruction in mathematics is augmented by the TI-83/84 Plus series graphing calculator. Other calculators are acceptable, but must conform
to State End-of-Course, AP, and International Baccalaureate requirements.
Prerequisites for math courses are important in order to ensure student success. We recommend that students who do not earn at least a 77 in
any course either repeat the course or take a skill-building course before proceeding to the next-level course. The “next course in the
sequence” information in this guide can help students choose a course in which they can achieve a grade of 77 or better with the background
information that they have just learned. Refer to “Mathematics Course Sequencing,” at the end of each course description, for an overview of
the possible sequences. For further information on selecting the appropriate math course, see your guidance counselor.

Algebra I Part 1                                                           Students who scored at the basic or below-basic
Recommended               Mastery of all state-mandated                    achievement level on the PACT are encouraged to take this
                          8th-grade standards                              course. The course reviews pre-Algebra skills and teaches
Credit                    1 unit                                           Algebra I topics with a focus on linear functions.
                                                                                Next course in the sequence:
                                                                                                        70–100: Algebra I Part 2
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Algebra I Part 1                                                 Prerequisite         93–100 in Algebra I (7th grade) &
                             90–100: Algebra I CP                                     77–100 in middle-school Geometry;
                                                                                      or 93–100 in Algebra I (8th grade)
Algebra I Part II                                                                     and 77–100 in Geometry Honors
Prerequisite          Earned final average of 70–100 in          Credit               1 unit weighted
                      Algebra I Part 1
Credit                1 unit                                     This is a highly accelerated college-preparatory course that
This course expands the study of linear functions and            emphasizes conceptual understanding. It is designed
teaches quadratic functions to complete the skills and           primarily for students who plan to major in mathematics or
standards taught in Algebra I. It could be taken by students     science in college or who are talented in mathematics. This
who earned a final average of 70–76 in Algebra I and who         course includes an in-depth study of linear, quadratic,
want to improve their Algebra skills. The State                  exponential, logistic, absolute value, radical and rational
Department of Education requires an end-of-course test           functions, patterns, relations, and concepts of number
in Algebra I, which counts for 20 % of the grade.                systems, with an emphasis on critical and analytical
           Next course in the sequence:                          thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and
Algebra I Part 2                     70–100: Geometry            deductive reasoning. This course is designed for
                                                                 sophomores and juniors who are entering the IB program
Algebra I CP                                                     for Mathematics Studies, Mathematics SL or Mathematics
Recommended           77–100 in Pre-Algebra (8th grade);         HL in the IB program.
                      0–84 in Algebra I (8th grade); or               Next course in the sequence:
                      90–100 in Algebra I Part 1 (with                                                 70–84: Algebra III
                      teacher recommendation)                    Algebra II Honors                     85–100: AP Stats w/
Credit                1 unit                                                                           teacher rec.
                                                                                                       85–100: Pre-Calculus
This course is an accelerated course and is recommended                                                Honors w/ teacher rec.
for students planning to attend a four-year college after                                              IB Math Studies
high school graduation and is, perhaps, the most important
math course that a student takes during high school. Topics      Geometry CP
include linear and quadratic functions. An end-of-course         Recommended          77–100 in Algebra I CP
test in Algebra I is required by the State Department of         Credit               1 unit
Education and will count for 20% of the grade.
         Next course in the sequence:                            This course includes the study of plane and solid geometry
                      0–69: Algebra I Part 1 or repeat           as well as the study of deductive proofs. Topics include
                      Algebra I CP                               geometric structures and patterns and the geometry of size,
                      70–76: Algebra I Part 2                    location, and shape.
Algebra I CP          77–100: Geometry CP                             Next course in the sequence:
                      93–100: Geometry Honors (with                                                   70–100: Algebra II
                      teacher recommendation)                    Geometry CP                          70–100: Prob and Stats
                                                                                                      77–100: Algebra II CP
Algebra II CP
Recommended          85–100 in Algebra I (8th grade) and
                     70–100 in Geometry CP; or 77–100 in         Geometry Honors
                     Algebra I CP and 77–100 in Geometry         Recommended             90–100 in Algebra I in 8th grade
                     CP.                                         Credit                  1 unit weighted
Credit               1 unit
                                                                 This accelerated college-preparatory course is designed for
This accelerated course contains an in-depth study of            students who plan to major in mathematics or science or a
functions, patterns, relations, and concepts of number           related field in college or who are talented in mathematics.
systems. This includes linear, quadratic, exponential,           It includes the study of plane and solid geometry and of
absolute value, radical, and rational functions. If Algebra II   deductive proofs. Topics include geometric structures and
is taken as a block class then the next course in the            patterns and the geometry of size, location, and shape.
sequence is Discrete Math.                                       Emphasis is on critical and analytical thinking, rational
      Next course in the sequence:                               decision making, and inductive and deductive reasoning.
                                      70–76: Prob & Stats              Next course in the sequence:
                                                                                                       < 70: Geometry CP
Algebra II CP
                                      77–100: Algebra III        Geometry                              70–84 & 77–100 in
                                                                 Honors                                Alg. I CP: Alg. II CP
Algebra II CP (Block)                77-100: Discrete Math                                             85–100 & 93–100 in
                                                                                                       Alg. I CP: Alg. II H
Algebra II Honors
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Algebra III CP
Recommended          77–100 in Algebra II CP; 70–84            Pre-Calculus Honors
                     Algebra II Honors                         Recommended       85–100 Algebra II Honors
Credit               1 unit
                                                               Credit               1 unit weighted
This course, a bridge between Algebra II and Pre-Calculus,
expands on topics of Algebra II and introduces topics of       This accelerated college-preparatory course is designed to
Pre-Calculus. Emphasis is on polynomial functions,             give students a foundation for AP Calculus. It focuses on
exponential functions, logarithmic functions, logistic         the application of advanced mathematics concepts to solve
functions, conic functions, and trig functions.                problems. Topics include trigonometry, analytic geometry,
     Next course in the sequence:                              and selected topics from calculus. Emphasis is on critical
                              70–100: Pre-Calculus CP          and analytical thinking, rational decision making, and
Algebra III                   85–100: AP Statistics or         inductive and deductive reasoning. This course should be
                              Pre-Calculus Honors only if      taken the semester immediately before AP Calculus. This
                              student has credit in            course is designed for students in the IB program. This is a
                              Algebra II Honors                first year course for Math SL and a prerequisite course for
                                                               Math HL in the IB program.
Discrete Mathematics
Recommended      77-100 in Algebra II CP                            Next course in the sequence:
                 70-84 in Algebra II Honors                                                        77–100: AP Calculus
Credit           1 unit weighted                                                                   AB
                                                               Pre-Calculus H                      77–100: AP Statistics
This course is a terminal course in the theory of counting,                                        93–100: AP Calculus
finite mathematics, elementary probability, and problem                                             BC (with teacher rec.)
solving.                                                                                           85-100: IB Math HL
AP Statistics                                                  Probability & Statistics CP
Recommended          85–100 in Algebra II Honors,              Recommended         70–100 in Geometry or Geometry CP
                     85–100 in Algebra III                     Credit              1 unit
Credit               1 unit weighted
                                                               This course investigates probability and statistics in data
This is college-level mathematics course prepares students     analysis. Cooperative groups, special projects, and
for the Statistics Advanced Placement Exam. RNE offers         computer activities are part of the learning process. Topics
the Advanced Placement Program as a service for those          include descriptive statistics, data analysis, and basic
students who have earned the privilege of taking the course.   concepts of probability.
This course is designed for sophomores who have                     Next course in the sequence:
completed Algebra II Honors or seniors who have                Prob & Stats                       70–100: Algebra II
completed Pre-Calculus. All students enrolled in this course
(as with all AP courses) must take the AP Exam. This is
not for students in the IB program.                            AP Calculus AB
      Next course in the sequence:                             Recommended          77–100 in Pre-Calculus Honors
                                  85–100 & credit in                                And teacher recommendation
                                  Algebra II Honors,           Credit               1 unit weighted
                                  Pre-Calculus Honors          This college-level mathematics course prepares students for
AP Statistics                     70–100: Pre-Calculus CP      the AB Calculus Advanced Placement Exam. Upon
                                                               completing the course, students must take the AP Exam.
Pre-Calculus CP                                                After this course, students may take AP Statistics.
Recommended          70–84 in Algebra III or 85–100 in
                     Algebra II Honors                         AP Calculus BC
Credit               1 unit                                    Recommended          77–100 in Pre-Calculus Honors and
                                                                                    teacher recommendation
This is a college-preparatory course designed to give          Credit               2 units weighted
students a foundation for college Calculus. It does not
provide a strong enough foundation for Advanced                This college-level mathematics course prepares students for
Placement Calculus. The course focuses on the application      the BC Calculus Advanced Placement Examination. Upon
of advanced mathematical concepts to solve problems.           completing the course, students must take the AP Exam.
Topics include trigonometry, analytic geometry, and            After this course, students may take AP Statistics.
selected topics from calculus.
     Next course in the sequence:                              HSAP Exam Math
Pre-Calculus CP                    93–100: AP Statistics       Credit         1/2 unit

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                                                                         Topics will include differential and integral calculus,
This course is designed to assist students who have not                  statistics, and vectors. All students enrolled will be
passed the math portion of the HSAP Exam.                                expected to complete year two. All students will be
                                                                         required to complete all IB internal and external
IB Mathematical Studies SL1                                              assessment.
Weight:          AP/IB
Credit:          1 unit                                                  IB Math Standard Level (SL) 2
                                                                         Weight:          AP/IB
Prerequisites:       Algebra 2 honors or Algebra 2 with a                Credit:          1 unit
                     grade of 80 or higher and teacher
                     recommendation, and acceptance into                 Prerequisites:        IB Math SL 1
                     the IB program.
                                                                         This is the second year of a two year Math SL sequence.
This is the first year of a two-year course for student                  This one-year course is geared for students who are looking
who most likely do not anticipate math as a major in their               for a strong background in math as preparation for future
university studies. Topics include trigonometry, statistics,             studies. Topics will include differential and integral
probability, and introduction to calculus. This course will              calculus, statistics, and vectors. All students enrolled will
emphasize how these topics can be applied in everyday                    be expected to complete year two. All students will be
problems. Students must produce a project based on                       required to complete all IB internal and external
personal research as a part of the course assessment. All                assessment.
students enrolled will be expected to complete year
two. All students will be required to complete all IB                    IB Math High Level (HL) 1
internal and external assessment.                                        Weight:          AP/IB
                                                                         Credit:          1 unit
IB Mathematical Studies SL2
Weight:          AP/IB                                                   Prerequisites:        Honors Pre-Calculus, teacher
Credit:          1 unit                                                                        recommendation, and acceptance into
                                                                                               the IB program.
Prerequisites:       Successful completion of IB
                     Mathematics Studies SL1                             This is the first year of a two-year course designed for
                                                                         students who have a solid background in mathematics and
This is a the second year of a two-year course for students              foresee math as a major component of their university
who most likely do not anticipate math as a major in their               study. Over two years students will study trigonometry,
university studies. Topics include trigonometry, statistics,             statistics, and calculus. Students will prepare for the AB
probability, and introduction to calculus. This course will              Calculus Exam and the IB HL Assessment. Students
emphasize how these topics can be applied in everyday                    must take the AP Exam in the 11th grade and the IB
problems. Students must produce a project based on                       Assessment in the 12th grade.
personal research as a part of the course assessment. All
students enrolled will be expected to complete year two.                 IB Math High Level (HL) 2
All students will be required to complete all IB internal                Weight:          AP/IB
and external assessment.                                                 Credit:          1 unit

IB Math Standard Level (SL) 1                                            Prerequisites:        IB Math HL 1
Weight:          AP/IB
Credit:          1 unit                                                  This is the second year of a two-year course designed for
                                                                         students who have a solid background in mathematics and
Prerequisites:       85-100 in Algebra II Honors,                        foresee math as a major component of their university
                     Geometry Honors, teacher                            study. Over two years students will study trigonometry,
                     recommendation and acceptance into                  statistics, and calculus. Students will prepare for the AB
                     IB program.                                         Calculus Exam and the IB HL Assessment. Students
                                                                         must take the AP Exam in the 11th grade and the IB
This is the first year of a two year Math SL sequence. This              Assessment in the 12th grade.
one-year course is geared for students who are looking for a
strong background in math as preparation for future studies.

                                            PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Students must complete one unit of physical education or JROTC to graduate. Completion of this requirement is recommended in the 9th
grade. Students who have successfully completed PE I may enroll in PE electives.

PE I                                                                     Credit                     1 unit

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This is the only class that meets the state requirement for                  Fitness, athletic training, nutrition, and fundamental skills
mastery of two sports units and the fitness component. It is                 are the topics stressed. Entry into Total Athletic Training
required for graduation. Combining personal fitness with                     requires the approval of a Varsity coach.
team and individual sports, the fitness component presents
a wide array of topics related to health, physical fitness, and              Advanced PE
designing a personal fitness program. The team and                           Prerequisite            Completion of PE I
individual sports units help students develop and improve                    Credit                  1/2 or 1 unit
skills related to those sports.
                                                                             This course is open to all students who want to improve
Physical Education Electives                                                 their level of fitness and design a personal fitness program.
Note: Not all elective courses are offered each year.                        The course covers the five components of health-related
Total Athletic Training                                                      fitness: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular
Prerequisite         PE I, approval of an athletic coach                     strength, muscular endurance, and body composition.
Credit               1 unit                                                  Additional topics include nutrition, stress reduction, caloric
                                                                             expenditure, and weight management.
This is an advanced conditioning course designed to help
student athletes meet the above-average demands required
by extracurricular activities.

                                   NAVAL JUNIOR ROTC OFFICER TRAINING CORPS
The basic goals of the NJROTC program are to:
                 •    Develop informed, responsible citizens
                 •    Strengthen individual character
                 •    Form habits of self-discipline and good conduct
                 •    Develop respect for legal, constituted authority in a democratic society
                 •    Promote an understanding of the basic requirements of national security
     Though students may enroll for any number of years, three years of JROTC are strongly recommended if their goal is military
enlistment, acceptance into one of the military academies, or obtaining an ROTC university / college scholarship. NJROTC
stresses individual and group accountability, and sound citizenship. In addition, it develops personal organization and leadership
skills to their maximum.
            •     Note: For all levels of Naval Science, students must provide proof of medical insurance.
                  Failure to provide proof will prohibit participation.
     Entry into any level of Naval Science requires the approval of the senior Naval Science instructor. Participation in Naval
Science requires cadets to conform to military standards of behavior and discipline. Failure to do so will result in removal from the
program.

Naval Science I (annual)                                                     Credit                  1 unit
Recommended         9th Grade
Credit              1 unit                                                   A continuation and expansion of Naval Science I, this
                                                                             course includes presentation, military drill, and leadership
NJROTC is a study of selected areas of Naval Science,                        labs. Academic areas include sections on Maritime History,
which include an orientation to sea power, naval history,                    Leadership Theory, and Nautical Science to include
leadership, health, education, navigation, seamanship, drill,                maritime geography, oceanography, meteorology,
and command and ceremonies. This course is taught in                         astronomy, and physical science. The course also
classroom sessions and leadership lab. The NJROTC                            emphasizes military drill and physical fitness.
program provides an opportunity for high school students
to learn about the basic elements and requirements for                       Naval Science III (offered 2011–12)
national security and their personal obligations as                          Prerequisite        Completion of the preceding Naval
Americans to contribute to national security. Military drill                                     Science (I or II) course with a grade of
and physical fitness are also emphasized.                                                        77 or higher and approval of the
    Cadets are eligible for membership in performing units                                       Senior Naval Science Instructor
such as Drill Team and Color Guard.                                          Credit              1 unit
    New cadets will be evaluated during the first week of
school to determine eligibility for remaining in the                         This course, a continuation of Naval Science I and II,
program.                                                                     covers such areas as Naval Knowledge, Leadership, and
                                                                             Nautical Skills. Topics include Sea Power and National
Naval Science II (offered 2012–13)                                           Security, Military Law, Ship Construction, Damage
Prerequisite        Completion of Naval Science I with a                     Control, Seamanship, and Naval Weapons. Military drill
                    grade of 77 or higher and approval of                    and physical fitness also are emphasized.
                    the Senior Naval Science Instructor.                     Naval Science IV (annual)
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Prerequisite           Completion of the preceding                           includes units on geo-politics, national strategy, leadership,
                       Naval Science (I and II or III)                       ethics, and international law of the seas. Military drill and
                       course with a grade of 77 or                          physical fitness are also emphasized.
                       higher and approval of the Senior
                       Naval Science Instructor
Credit                 1 unit.

A continuation of Naval Science I, II, and III, this course
emphasizes increased leadership responsibilities, and
                                                           SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
All first-year courses follow the South Carolina Science Standards, which can be found at http://ed.sc.gov. All AP courses follow the outlines
provided by the College Board. All other courses follow outlines approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.
       Physical science, a laboratory course, is the foundation for all other science courses. Colleges expect students to take three additional
science courses beyond physical science. We recommend that students and parents choose the most challenging courses for which the student
has the necessary math and reading background to succeed. Because math is an integral part of all science classes, the department strongly
recommends that students take science courses for which they meet recommended math requirements — otherwise, science courses can be a
struggle. In Honors and AP courses, we strictly adhere to the math requirement. We currently use the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing
calculators. Students in Chemistry CP, Honors, II, AP; Physics CP, Honors; or AP Biology will need one of these calculators.
    All science courses are laboratory science courses.
    Note: All students in every science course every year receive instruction in lab safety. Students who refuse to comply with safety
requirements will be removed from the course and will not receive credit.
    Note: Richland School District Two requires Biology I, Biology I CP, or Biology I Honors for graduation because those courses cover the
Comprehensive Reproductive Health component required of all South Carolina high school graduates.
                                                                                                    recommendation
                      Physical Science                                       Credit                 1 unit
Physical science is the foundation for all the other high
school science courses. A laboratory course (minimum 30                      This rigorous course is for Freshmen and Sophomores in
percent hands-on investigation), it integrates principles of                 Honors math. Its objective is to help the student learn,
chemistry and physics and emphasizes inquiry-based                           develop, and practice critical-thinking skills by developing
learning, process skills, and higher-order thinking skills.                  and testing scientific hypotheses and using appropriate
Chemistry units include composition and classification of                    technologies to achieve accuracy and precision of data.
matter; atomic structure and the periodic table; chemical                    Students are expected to complete out-of-class projects and
bonds and reactions; and basic nuclear chemistry. Physics                    to work at a much faster pace. Students need a scientific
units include forces and motion; conservation of energy,                     calculator; a TI- 30 is recommended.
electricity, and magnetism; and characteristics and behavior
of the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum, especially                                          Biology (required)
sound and light. Placement in physical science is based on                   Biology I is an introductory course (minimum 30 percent
math placement and teacher recommendation.                                   hands-on investigation) that familiarizes students with the
                                                                             major concepts of biological science. The six topic areas
Physical Science CP                                                          are inquiry; structure and function of cells and their
Grade level        9th                                                       organelles; flow of energy within and between living
Recommended        Enrolled in Algebra I CP or completed                     systems; molecular basis for heredity; biological evolution
                   Algebra I in 8th grade with 80 or                         and the diversity of life; and interrelationships among
                   higher and enrolled in Geometry CP                        organisms and the biotic and abiotic components of their
                   or higher; 8th-grade science teacher                      environments. Students are expected to have mastered
                   recommendation                                            the concepts in physical science that serve as the
Credit             1 unit                                                    backbone of biology. Physical science content is not
                                                                             repeated. Placement in biology is based on math and
                                                                             English placement. Upon completion of this course,
This course is for the student who works independently and                   students must take the South Carolina end-of-course test in
in a group. It involves problem–solving requiring greater                    Biology, which counts as 20 percent of the course grade.
use of algebra skills. Homework is an integral part of the
course and students are expected to complete homework                        Biology I CP
nightly. Projects are used to allow students to study a topic                Grade level            10th
in greater detail. Students need a scientific calculator for                 Recommended            Passed Physical Science CP (required)
this course; a TI-30 is recommended.                                                                with grade of 77 or higher; enrolled in
                                                                                                    Geometry CP or higher; enrolled in
Physical Science Honors                                                                             English II CP; recommendation of
Grade              9th or 10th                                                                      physical science teacher
Recommended        Enrolled in Geometry Honors or                            Credit                 1 unit
                   Algebra II Honors; teacher

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This course is designed for the student who is on grade        assignments, and complete projects. There is a strong
level in reading and math and who can learn independently.     emphasis on mathematical concepts. Additional time
It is a fast-paced course, and students must be able to keep   outside of class is necessary to research and complete
up. It covers all the South Carolina standards for biology.    assignments and projects.
Students are expected to read nightly and complete written
homework. Projects requiring time outside of school            Chemistry I Honors
enhance content.                                               Grade level       10th – 12th
                                                               Recommended       Enrolled in or completed Algebra II
Biology I Honors                                                                 Honors (required) and completed
Grade level          9th or 10th                                                 Biology I Honors with a C or better if
Recommended          Enrolled in Geometry Honors or                              taking in 10th grade; completed
                     Algebra II Honors in 9th grade or                           Physical Science Honors with a C or
                     passed Physical Science Honors with                         better; if taking in 11th or 12th grade;
                     77 or higher or passed Physical                             teacher recommendation
                     Science CP with 85 or higher              Credit            1 unit
                     (required); enrolled in Honors math
                     and Honors English                        This rigorous, fast-paced course is designed for the
Credit               1 unit                                    exceptional science and math student. Fundamental
                                                               chemical principles are studied from both the qualitative
This course, which covers all strands of the South Carolina    and quantitative approach. Students need a very strong
biology standards, is designed for students who read above     background in mathematics to succeed in this course, as
grade level. A rigorous, in-depth, fast-paced, content-rich    problem solving and analysis of laboratory data are integral
course, it uses a variety of instructional approaches.         to the course. The class uses a variety of instructional
Students work collaboratively, design and implement            approaches, including (but not limited to) lecture,
independent investigations, think and read critically,         cooperative grouping, projects, and class presentations.
incorporate mathematical analysis of data into research, and   Students need additional time outside of class to research
effectively communicate scientific understanding in written    and complete assignments and projects. It is the expectation
and oral presentations. It is the expectation of the RNE       of the science department that these students will pursue
science department that these students will pursue             Advanced Placement science courses.
Advanced Placement science courses.
                                                                                        Physics I
                       Chemistry I                             Physics I is the first-year physics course for the student
Chemistry I is the first-year chemistry course for students    who has mastered the math skills needed to succeed in
who have mastered the math skills required to be successful    physics. The content covered in these courses does not
in chemistry. This course is not a repeat of physical          repeat the physics content from physical science, but builds
science, but builds on the content from the chemistry          on the foundations of physics established there. Topics
portion of physical science. Topics covered in Chemistry I     include motion, forces, mechanics, waves, electricity, and
include dimensional analysis, writing and balancing            magnetism. Placement is based on math placement.
chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, gas laws,
atomic theory, the periodic system, chemical bonding,          Physics I CP
solutions and solubility, calorimetry, and acid / base         Grade level          11th or 12th
chemistry. Placement in chemistry depends on math              Recommended          Completed Algebra II CP with a
placement.                                                                          grade of at least 80 and enrolled in
                                                                                    Algebra III CP or Pre-Calculus CP
Chemistry I CP                                                 Credit               1 unit
Grade level          11th or 12th
Recommended          Enrolled in or completed Algebra II       This course is designed for college-bound students who
                     CP or higher; completed Physical          need to develop higher level critical thinking and problem
                     Science CP; completed Biology I CP;       solving skills or who plan to take physics for non-
                     teacher recommendation.                   engineering/physics majors. There is a strong emphasis on
Credit               1 unit                                    problem solving and mathematical concepts. Topics
                                                               include Newtonian mechanics, energy, rotational and
This course builds on, but does not repeat, the chemistry      planetary motion, waves, and fluids.
content in physical science. It is an academically
challenging course in which students learn, practice, and      Physics I Honors
master critical thinking and process skills through            Grade level          10th – 12th
developing and testing scientific hypothesis, using            Recommended          Completed Algebra II Honors with
appropriate technologies to achieve accuracy and precision                          a grade of 85 or higher
of data. Students are expected to take notes, participate in   Credit               1 unit
class discussions, read the text and complete homework

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This algebra- and trigonometry-based physics course               using the technologies available for completion of projects.
covers motion, transitional and rotational kinematics,            Laboratory work is an integral part of the course.
Newtonian Mechanics, gravitation, harmonic motion, heat,
and thermodynamics. It emphasizes problem solving and             Biology II Honors
development of the study skills necessary for learning            Grade level            10th- 12
highly complex concepts. This course reaches a depth of           Pre-requisites:        80 or better in Biology I Honors or
physics content that prepares a student whose majors                                     Horizon Biology; 80 or better in
require them to take physics in college.                                                 Chemistry I Honors; 90 or better in
                                                                                         Biology I CP and Chemistry I CP
                     Science Electives
Environmental Science                                             This course is for the student who is serious about
Grade level       11th or 12th                                    increasing their knowledge and understanding of how
Requirement       Completed at least 2 required credits           living things function. The content builds on the chemical
                  in Physical Science and Biology I               and physical principles that are the foundation of modern
Credit            1 unit                                          biology. Topics that will be studied are biochemistry,
                                                                  cellular biology, energy transformations, and molecular
This course investigates the environment and human                genetics. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course.
impact on it. It covers understanding the natural order of        Nightly reading is a requirement for the course as the
ecosystems, biodiversity and extinction; overpopulation,          course is fast paced. This course is the first part of AP
pollution and recycling; alternative energies; and global         Biology.
climate change. Students participate in RNE’s recycling
program. Some activities and labs are conducted outdoors.         Chemistry II CP
                                                                  Grade level             11th or 12th
Anatomy and Physiology                                            Recommended             Completed Chemistry I CP with an
Grade level      11th or 12th                                                             85 or better; recommendation of
Requirement      Must have 3 required credits in                                          chemistry teacher
                 science: physical science, Biology               Credit                  1 unit
                 I, and Chemistry I or Physics I
Credit           1 unit                                           This second-year course in Chemistry emphasizes problem
                                                                  solving in the area of equilibrium, stoichiometry, solution
This course is for the student who wants a more in-depth          chemistry, bonding oxidation / reduction reactions,
study of human anatomy and physiology. It is suggested for        thermochemistry, and introductory organic chemistry.
students who might pursue medicine or other health-service        Laboratory is an integral part of this course and requires
professions. A variety of instructional strategies are used,      laboratory skills above those skills used in Chemistry I.
but the emphasis is on project-based learning, hands-on
activities, and case studies. In addition, a student can expect   Chemistry II Honors
to complete a service-learning project, which may involve         Grade level              11th or 12th
the school’s annual blood drive. A student who enrolls in         Pre-requisites            80 or better in Chemistry I Honor,
this course must meet its requirements.                                                    enrolled in Pre-Calculus Honors or
                                                                                           higher
Biology II CP                                                     Credit                   1 unit
Grade level           11th or 12th                                This course is for the student who is serious about
Recommended           85 or better in Biology I CP;               increasing their knowledge and understanding of the
                      completed Chemistry I CP with at            principles of chemistry. The topics in this course include
                      least a 77; recommendation of               chemical foundations, atomic structure, molecules, ions and
                      chemistry teacher                           naming compounds, stoichiometry, chemical reactions,
Credit                1 unit                                      gases, thermochemistry, periodicity, and bonding.
                                                                  Laboratory work is an integral part of the course. Students
This rigorous second-year course in Biology is designed for       will be required to complete written homework on a nightly
students who have a high interest in the biological sciences.     basis as the course relies heavily on problem solving. This
Course topics vary from year to year and semester to              course is the first part of AP Chemistry.
semester, but include advanced study in such areas as
genetics, cellular biology, evolution, biodiversity, and                   Advanced Placement Science Courses
organismal anatomy and physiology. The course builds on           These three courses are for the science student who wishes
the foundations of biology acquired in first-year biology,        to tackle very rigorous classes that may give them
but is not a repeat of those topics. Students are cautioned       advanced standing when they get to college. They follow
that this course requires much self-discipline in the form of     the College Board’s established syllabus to prepare the
studying. Daily reading at home is required and students          student to take the Advanced Placement Exam given in
may need to purchase reading material parallel to the topics      May by the College Board and ETS. Upon completion of
beings studied. Students are expected to be proficient in         an AP course, students must take the AP Exam.
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AP Biology                                                        AP Chemistry
Grade level           11th or 12th                                Grade level              11th or 12th
Recommended           Permission of instructor; 80 or better      Recommended              80 or better in Chemistry I Honors
                      in Biology I Honors or Horizon                                       ;enrolled in Pre-Calculus Honor or
                      Biology; 80 or better in Chemistry I                                 higher
                      Honors; 90 or better in Biology I CP        Credit                   2 units weighted
                      and Chemistry I CP
Credit                2 units weighted                            This course covers two semesters of college freshman
                                                                  chemistry, usually taken by science majors. Most colleges
This course covers two semesters of college freshman              give degree credit for a passing score on the AP exam. In
biology with laboratory for biology majors. Most colleges         keeping with AP Committee suggestions for minimum
give degree credit for a passing score on the AP Exam. In         class and laboratory time, this course meets for two
keeping with AP Committee suggestions for minimum                 semesters, double periods (one block).
class and laboratory time, this course meets for two
semesters in double periods (one block).                          IB Chemistry HL
                                                                     Prerequisites:        Algebra II, Biology I-Honors and
IB Biology HL                                                                              Chemistry I-Honors with a grade
Prerequisites:         Biology I-Honors with a grade of B                                  of B or better
                       or better                                  Weight:                  1 unit weighted
Weight:                1 unit weighted
                                                                  The IB Diploma Program chemistry standard level course
This is a two year course requiring 135 hours in statistical      combines academic study with the acquisition of practical
analysis of laboratory data, chemistry of life, cells,            and investigational skills through the experimental
genetics, ecology and evolution, human health and                 approach. This 2 year course is a very rigorous, fast-paced
physiology, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, nucleic         course designed for the exceptional science and math
acids and proteins, and plant science. There are an               student. Students learn the chemical principles that
additional 45 hours of instruction in evolution and ecology       underpin both the physical environment and biological
and conservation. The laboratory component requires 60            systems through the study of quantitative chemistry,
hours with laboratory work enhancing the content covered.         periodicity, kinetics and other subjects. The chemistry
The required IB assessments include the internal                  course covers the essential principles of the subject (135
assessment in year one, the group 4 project in year two and       hours of core instruction) and, through selection of options
the external assessments in year two. In addition the topics      (an additional 45 hours of instruction), the course to meet
required for AP Biology that are not part of IB Biology HL        the needs of the students. Throughout this challenging
will be covered so that the student is also prepared to take      course, students become aware of how scientists work and
both the HL examination and the AP Biology exam. All              communicate with each other. Further, students enjoy
students enrolled will be expected to complete year two.          multiple opportunities for scientific study and creative
All students will be required to complete all IB internal         inquiry within a global context (60 hours of practical/lab
and external assessment. Students may choose to sit for           work). It is the expectation of the science department that
the AP Biology exam at the end of year two for a fee of           these students will complete the both the Advanced
$85.00.                                                           Placement and IB Higher Level Examinations for
                                                                  Chemistry. All students enrolled will be expected to
IB Biology SL                                                     complete year two. All students will be required to
Prerequisites:          Biology I-Honors with a grade of C        complete all IB internal and external assessment.
                        or better                                 Students may choose to sit for the AP Chemistry exam
Weight:                 1 unit weighted                           at the end of year two for a fee of $85.00.

This is a two year course requiring 80 hours of instruction        IB Chemistry SL
in statistical analysis of laboratory data, chemistry of life,   Prerequisites:            Algebra II, Biology I-Honors and
cells, genetics, ecology and evolution, and human health                                   Chemistry I-Honors with a grade
and physiology. There are an additional 30 hours of                                        of C or better.
instruction in human nutrition and neurobiology and               Weight:                  1 unit weighted
behavior. The laboratory component requires 40 hours
with laboratory work enhancing the content topics above.          The IB Diploma Program chemistry standard level course
The required IB assessments include the internal                  combines academic study with the acquisition of practical
assessment in year one, the group 4 project in year two and       and investigational skills through the experimental
the external assessments in year two. Students enrolled           approach. This 2 year course is a very rigorous, fast-paced
will be expected to complete year two. All students will          course designed for the exceptional science and math
be required to complete all IB internal and external              student. Students learn the chemical principles that
assessment.                                                       underpin both the physical environment and biological

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systems through the study of quantitative chemistry,                      AP Physics
periodicity, kinetics and other subjects. The chemistry                   Grade level                  11th or 12th
course covers the essential principles of the subject (80                 Recommended                  Enrolled in or completed
hours of core instruction) and, through selection of options                                           Pre-Calculus Honors
(an additional 30 hours of instruction), the course to meet               Credit                       2 units weighted
the needs of the students. Throughout this challenging
course, students become aware of how scientists work and                  This course covers two semesters of college physics. In
communicate with each other. Further, students enjoy                      keeping with AP Committee suggestions for minimum
multiple opportunities for scientific study and creative                  class and laboratory time, this course meets for two
inquiry within a global context (40 hours of practical/lab                semesters, double periods. Most colleges give degree credit
work). It is the expectation of the science department that               for a passing score on the AP exam.
these students will complete the Standard Level
Examination for IB Chemistry. All students enrolled will                                               Health
be expected to complete year two. All students will be                    Richland School District Two requires a health course for
required to complete all IB internal and external                         graduation.
assessment.
                                                                          Health Education
IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL                                 Credit                        1/2 unit
Prerequisites:    Biology I-Honors and Chemistry I-
                  Honors with a grade of C or better                      This course is designed for all students. Emphasis is on
Weight:           1 unit weighted                                         discussing the six categories of risk behaviors that threaten
                                                                          self-esteem, harm health, and increase the likelihood of
This one-year course provides students with a perspective                 illness, injury, and premature death. Students gain
on the interrelationships between ecosystems and societies.               knowledge and develop life skills to help prevent these
Students will emerge from the class with an understanding                 risky behaviors. They gain knowledge in the following
of complex environmental issues in which interaction                      areas of health: mental and emotional health; family living;
between ecosystems and societies is central. Sustainability               nutrition; personal health; alcohol, tobacco, and other
is the integrative theme of the course. All students will be              drugs; communicable and chronic diseases; injury
required to complete all IB internal and external                         prevention and safety; and environmental health.
assessment.


                                                   SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
The Social Studies curriculum consists of course offerings in six disciplines: Behavioral Science, Economics, Government, History,
Sociology, and Global Studies. Recommendations are based primarily on reading scores, other testing criteria, past performance, and teacher
recommendations. Three units of credit in Social Studies are required for a state high school diploma in South Carolina: United States
History, U.S. Government (1/2 credit), Economics (1/2 credit), and one additional elective (1 unit). In addition, South Carolina Social
Studies Standards require Global Studies instruction in grades nine and ten.
      Social Studies Courses by Grade Levels:
         9th Grade:
               • World Geography, World Geography Honors, Legal Education, AP European History (Horizon)
         10th Grade:
               • Sociology, Legal Education, AP Economics, Economics Honors, AP U.S. Government, U.S. Government Honors, World
                 History
         11th Grade:
               • AP U.S. History, AP Psychology, U.S. History CP, Introduction to Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Legal Education,
                 Sociology, IB History of the Americas, IB Psychology SL, IB Psychology HL
         12th Grade:
               • AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP U.S. Government, AP
                 Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, U.S. Government, Economics, Economics Honors,
                 Legal Education, Sociology, IB History of the Americas, IB Psychology SL, IB Psychology HL

                    Behavioral Studies                                    IB Psychology HL is a rigorous 2 year course in which the
AP/ IB Psychology (HL)                                                    student will continue research begun at the SL level. Each
Grade level        11th or 12th (required)                                will select an area for further independent research
                   teacher recommendation)                                according to IB guidelines. The course will culminate with
Recommended        Parent permission                                      the IB Assessment. All students enrolled will be
Weight:            AP/ IB                                                 expected to complete year two. All students will be
Credit             1 unit weighted                                        required to complete all IB internal and external
                                                                          assessment.
                                                                          AP/ IB Psychology (SL)

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Grade level          11th or 12th (required)                    puts emphasis on analyzing the problems of the individual
                     teacher recommendation)                    as related to institutions, traditions, customs, and trends.
Recommended          Parent permission                              Areas of study include tools and techniques used in
Weight:              AP/ IB                                     sociological investigation, culture, the organization of
Credit               1 unit weighted                            society, collective behavior, social institutions, and goal
                                                                development. Course requirements include outside reading,
IB Psychology SL is a rigorous 1 year course study in           Internet projects, and sociological research.
which the student will investigate psychology through three
major perspectives developed over the last one hundred                        Economics and Government
years: Biological, Cognitive, and Learning. The students        AP Microeconomics
will engage in a variety of practical activities including      Recommended      Teacher recommendation, concurrent
observations, experiments, and interviews. Students may                          enrollment in AP Government
take the AP exam in May. All students will be required to       Credit           1 unit weighted
complete all IB internal and external assessment.
                                                                The AP program in Economics is a college-level course
Introduction to Psychology                                      designed for college-bound students. Upon completion of
Grade level        11th or 12th (required)                      the course, students must take the AP Exam. Students who
Recommended        Parent permission                            score a 3 or better may earn college credit. This class
Credit             1 unit                                       examines basic economic problems, the nature and function
                                                                of markets, the firm, factor market, and the role of
Students in this course study both biological and               government in economics. Course requirements include
environmental influences on behavior and mental processes       parallel reading and research. Upon completing the
of human and animals. Additional content areas include          course, students must take the AP Exam.
various psychological perspectives, human growth and
development, personality theories, psychological disorders,     AP Macroeconomics (spring)
and therapies. Parallel reading of novels and articles is a     Recommended     Teacher recommendation, concurrent
part of the course. In addition to regular assessments in the                   enrollment in AP Microeconomics
form of quizzes and tests, students complete community          Credit          1/2 unit weighted
service and develop projects and presentations.
                                                                A one-semester course (spring) designed for the strong AP
Adolescent Psychology                                           student who is enrolled in AP Microeconomics and wishes
Grade level        10th-12th                                    to take both exams. Students enrolled in Macroeconomics
Required           Parent permission                            need to maintain at least a B in both classes. The AP
Credit             1/2 unit                                     Macroeconomics curriculum concentrates on economic
                                                                aggregates such as GDP, price level, household
This one-semester course combines the biological and            consumption, business investment, government spending,
psychological issues that teens confront. Biological topics     international trade, unemployment, and fiscal monetary
include hormonal changes, circadian rhythms, growth             policies. Upon completing the course, students must
spurts, normal brain development, and the effects of            take the AP Exam.
addictive behaviors and drugs on neurons. An additional
unit involves protection of the fetus through the awareness     Economics CP
of possible teratogens in the prenatal environment.             Grade level          12th grade
Psychological issues include cognitive development, moral       Credit               1/2 unit
growth, emotional conflicts and affiliation needs, and teen
concerns such as eating disorder, depression, and suicide.      This course is designed to give students an understanding
The course requires student research and presentation, note-    of the basic structure and operation of the American
taking, and community service in addition to regular            economic system. Course requirements include oral reports,
assignments in the form of test and quizzes.                    written assignments, readings, and active class
                                                                participation. Economics CP is designed to develop the
Sociology                                                       skills required in micro- and macroeconomic analysis.
Grade level          10th – 12th
Credit               1/2 unit                                   Economics Honors
                                                                Grade level      10th grade
This is a survey course of human relationships, family,         Recommended      Teacher recommendation
community, and the workplace as well as of the origins and      Credit           1/2 unit
development of human civilization. It is designed to give
students an introduction to the organization and structure of   This challenging course is open to Honors students in the
society and culture, and an understanding of the forces that    10th grade who plan to participate in IB Diploma
affect human relationships in the social world. The course      curriculum in the 11th and 12th grades. Economics Honors
                                                                is designed to give students an understanding of the basic

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structure and operation of the American economic system.        and responsibilities in a democracy. Competency in legal
Course requirements include oral reports, major essays,         matters develops through the knowledge and use of legal
written assignments, readings and note taking, and active       terminology, identification of legal remedies to problem’s
class participation. Students develop the skills required in    situations, and charting legal procedures related to criminal,
micro- and macroeconomic analysis. Upon successful              consumer, and juvenile law. Students are expected to
completion of the course, the student will be eligible to       demonstrate an understanding of the American legal system
enter IB Economics.                                             through participation in judicial decision-making activities,
                                                                and analyzing legal problems.
AP U.S. Government and Politics
Grade level          12th grade                                 American Civics ESOL
Recommended          Teacher recommendation                     Grade level       9th – 12th
Credit               1 unit weighted                            Credit            1 unit

Designed for the above-average, highly motivated 12th-          American Civics ESOL provides a comprehensive
grade student, this course offers an in-depth study of the      background for the understanding of U.S. citizenship and
foundations of American government, Constitutional              the foundations and operation of American government. It
principles, current issues, the institutions of government,     covers events, groups, institutions, movements, artifacts,
civil rights, voter behavior, and government policy. Course     ideas and other phenomena associated with U.S. history.
requirements include essay writing, research, and extensive     The intent is to help students who grew up in other cultures
parallel reading in addition to classroom activities. Upon      to learn historical and current information and ideas that
completing the course, students must take the AP Exam.          will aid them in becoming good citizens and successful
                                                                social studies students.
U.S. Government CP
Recommended                U.S. History CP
                                                                             World Geography and History
Credit                     1/2 unit
                                                                World Geography I Honors
Based on state standards, this course is designed to give the   Recommended      English Honors
college-bound student an understanding of the foundations       Credit           1 unit weighted
of the American Government system, political behavior of
the American people, the U. S. Congress, the Executive          The focus of World Geography is the physical and cultural
Branch, the Judicial Branch, civil rights, comparative          characteristics of Earth. Topics include regions, physical
political systems, and state and local governments. The         earth dynamics, population, culture, economic systems,
content is designed to encourage participation in the           urban systems, political systems, and the environment. The
governmental process. Course requirements include written       course will help students develop geographic vocabulary,
reports, computer simulations, and research.                    critical thinking skills, development of spatial thinking
                                                                skills, and competency related to the five themes of
U.S. Government Honors                                          geography: location, place, regions, movement, and human-
Grade level          10th grade                                 environment interactions. Using a project based approach,
Recommended          Teacher recommendation                     students will develop map reading skills and learn the uses
Credit               1/2 unit                                   of geographic models and geographic information systems.

This challenging course is open to Honors students who          World Geography I
plan to participate in the International Baccalaureate          Credit            1 unit
Diploma curriculum in the 11th and 12th grades. Based on
                                                                World Geography is the study of human understanding,
state standards, this course is designed to give the student
                                                                use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface through analysis
an understanding of the foundations of the American
                                                                of patterns and processes. Students will learn the impact
Government system, political behavior of the American
                                                                humans have not only had on the Earth, but also on each
people, the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, the
                                                                other. Emphasis is placed upon human social organization
Judicial Branch, civil rights, comparative political systems,
                                                                and the methods/tools geographers use. The course will be
and state and local governments. The aim is to encourage
                                                                divided into seven units covering geographic tools,
participation in the governmental process. Course
                                                                population, culture, political organization of space, rural
requirements include major essays, written reports, oral
                                                                land use, industrialization and economics, and cities urban
reports, research, and computer simulations.
                                                                land use.
Legal Education
                                                                World History
Credit                     1/2 unit or 1 unit
                                                                Grade level           10th grade
This course gives students an opportunity to explore legal      Credit                1 unit
processes and procedures on the federal, state, and local
levels in the United States. Major emphasis is on               Nationalism in Europe, the unification of Italy and
application of law-related to principles, individual rights,    Germany, and the Revolution in Russia provide the
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introduction to the events leading to World Wars in the 20th     War, Reconstruction, Imperialism, Progressivism, World
Century and the basis of study in World History. Using a         War I, Depression / New Deal, World War II, Cold War,
United States perspective on global events, the course           Civil Rights, and America’s role in the post Cold War
focuses on Imperialism and World War I through current           world. Course requirements include parallel reading,
world events and includes global connections and                 projects, and writing assignments. United States History CP
interactions in world trade, economics, social and human         follows the South Carolina Core Course United States
rights, environmental preservation, advancements in              History and the Constitution Standards. Students are
science, communication technology, and global security.          required to take the end-of-course U.S. History test, which
Course requirements include parallel reading, projects, and      counts as 20% of the course grade.
writing assignments.
                                                                 AP European History (Horizon)
IB History of the Americas I – HL (AP U.S. History)              Grade level           9th
Prerequisite       AP European History or Global                 Recommended           Teacher recommendation
                   Studies, Government and Economics             Credit                1 unit weighted
                   Honors or AP
Credit             1 unit weighted                               AP European History is a college-level Honors course for
                                                                 advanced and/or college-bound Horizon students. A
History of the Americas I is the initial course in the IB-HL     cultural-analytical history of Europe from 1450 to the
Group 3 sequence. It focuses on the forces that have             present, this course examines the different interpretations of
shaped history, especially in the Americas. This course is       the historical process, emphasizing the great range of
designed to give students the analytic and factual               cultural expressions of people in their economics, politics,
knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems         art, literature, music, science, and religion. Course
and materials in American history. Course requirements           requirements include parallel reading, essay writing, and
include parallel reading, essay writing, and critical            research. Upon completing the course, students must
research. At the conclusion of the year, all students will sit   take the AP Exam.
for the AP US History exam. All students enrolled in the
course must complete all IB internal and external                                Social Studies Electives
assessment and will be expected to continue on to year two          Please note: Not all electives are offered every year
of the course. The IB external assessment will be                Australia Exchange (June – July 2012)
administered at the end of year two (IB History of the           Credit                   1/2 unit weighted or not,
Americas II). All students enrolled will be expected to                                   depending on English placement
complete year two. All students will be required to
complete all IB internal and external assessment.                Begun in 1988, the Australia Exchange offers eighteen
                                                                 students in grades 10 – 12 the opportunity to live and go to
U.S. History Honor                                               school with Australian teens in Canberra, the nation’s
Grade level        11th                                          capital, and in Brisbane, Queensland. Students travel for
Prerequisite       Teacher recommendation                        about four weeks in Australia during the summer. They live
Credit             1 unit weighted                               with Australian families, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef,
                                                                 visit an Aboriginal settlement, and travel extensively in
Honors United States History is a challenging course that        cities and many of the natural areas of the eastern section of
requires additional reading and writing with critical and        Australia. Students earn a semester credit the following fall
evaluative thinking skills. Major units of study include the     for their exchange experience and preparation for the ex-
American Revolution, Constitution, Westward Expansion,           change prior to leaving, discussion during the travel time,
Sectionalism, Civil War, Reconstruction, Imperialism,            and a final paper (due on return to RNE).
Progressivism, World War I, Depression /New Deal, World
War II, Cold War, Civil Rights, and America’s role in the        IB ITGS SL (Integrated Technology in a Global
post-Cold War world. Honors United States History                Society)
follows the South Carolina Core Course United States             Prerequisite          Successful completion of an
History and the Constitution Standards. Students are                                   introductory technology course or
required to take the end-of-course U.S. History test, which                            iLink student
counts as 20% of the course grade.                               Weight                1 unit weighted

U.S. History CP                                                  ITGS students will become familiar with the many aspects
Grade level           11th                                       of technology and evaluate the impact of information
Credit                1 unit                                     technology on individuals and society. This one year course
                                                                 explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of
United States History is a study of the development of the       digitized information from the location to the international
U.S. from the colonial period through the present. Major         level. All students will be required to complete all IB
units of study include the American Revolution,                  internal and external assessment.
Constitution, Westward Expansion, Sectionalism, Civil
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The United Nations through Simulation                                      begins by researching the country the student will
Recommended        Active participation in RNE Model                       represent—its history, economy, cultural background,
                   UN Program                                              political structure, and foreign policy. After completing the
Credit             1/2 unit weighted or not, depending                     research and developing their country’s position and
                   on English placement                                    solutions to the issues, students write policy papers and
                                                                           speeches and practice parliamentary procedure.
Since 1984, the Model United Nations Program has                               The culmination of each experience is the actual
competed in conferences on the national level. To                          conference, which lasts four to five days. To be eligible for
participate actively in the program, students must work                    credit, a student must attend at least three conferences a
diligently to develop their academic skills in research,                   year, including the National High School Model UN
writing, critical thinking and analysis, public speaking,                  Conference.
negotiations and conflict resolution, and role playing.                        Students do not attend class during school hours but
    For each conference, students are assigned a country, a                work independently and in group sessions to prepare for the
committee, and several topics to research. The process                     conferences.


                                            WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
Students should note that many colleges and universities now, or might soon, require a minimum of three years of language study
for admission. Language teachers at Richland Northeast strongly recommend that students who want to take advanced courses at
the college level take four units or more of the same language in high school. Students who take their last high school language
course in the Senior year have a distinct advantage on placement tests. A basic knowledge of a modern, spoken language gives
students an advantage in the job market. For this reason, we strongly advise that students include at least two years of a spoken
language during high school. *Native speakers will be given a test to determine placement.

                                      Standards for World Language Learning
All language courses are aligned to the Academic Standards for Modern and Classical Languages. The curriculum supports the
goals of language learning: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Introduction to Foreign Language                                          French III Honors
Prerequisites:     None                                                   Prerequisite      French II CP, teacher
Weight:            1 unit                                                                   recommendation
                                                                          Credit            1 unit weighted
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of
cultures and languages through the study of history and                    Students begin to expand their knowledge of the French
linguistics. Students will begin the course with the study of              language. The course of study reflects more challenging
ancient societies and Latin culture and will look at the                   aspects of the Academic Standards for Modern and
impact on society and language today.                                      Classical Languages. French III Honors prepares students
                                                                           for French IV Honors, an essential course for the college-
French I CP                                                                bound student.
Credit                 l unit
                                                                           IB French IV (SL)
In this introduction to the French language, students will                 Prerequisite      French III Honors, “C” or better,
begin to develop the skills as stated in the Academic                                        teacher recommendation
Standards for Modern and Classical Languages. These                        Weight:           AP/IB
standards are based on five areas: communication, cultures,                Credit:           1 unit weighted
connections, comparisons, and communities. To enhance
the curriculum, teachers use computer programs and other                   A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of
technologies to develop the skills needed to communicate                   French speaking countries, this course will provide
in French.                                                                 advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
                                                                           will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
French II CP                                                               in a two-year sequence. All students will be required to
Prerequisite           French I CP, teacher recommendation                 complete all IB internal and external assessment.
Credit                 l unit
                                                                           IB French V (SL)
French II is a continuation of French I. Students will further             Prerequisite     IB French IV, teacher recommendation
explore all areas of the French language as stated in the                  Weight:          IB
Academic Standards for Modern and Classical Languages.                     Credit:          1 unit weighted
In addition to print resources, teachers use computer
programs and other technologies to develop the skills                      This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
needed for communication.                                                  French IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
                                                                           languages of French speaking countries, this course will
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provide advanced development of foreign language skills.       Weight:             AP/IB
Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This     Credit:             1 unit weighted
is the second year in a two-year sequence. Upon                A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of
completing the course, students must take the IB               Spanish speaking countries, this course will provide
Assessment.                                                    advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
                                                               will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
IB French Ab Initio (SL)                                       in a two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be
Prerequisite:      Pursuit of the IB Diploma                   expected to complete year two. All students will be
Weight:            AP/IB                                       required to complete all IB internal and external
Credit:            1 unit weighted                             assessment.

A comprehensive study of the cultures and language of          IB Spanish IV (HL)
French nations, this course will provide advanced              Prerequisite       Spanish III Honors, “B” or better,
development of foreign language skills with heavy                                 teacher recommendation
emphasis on conversational fluency. Students will be           Weight:            AP/IB
exposed to mature cultural settings. The course is designed    Credit:            1 unit weighted
for students who are pursing the full IB Diploma but have
not completed through level three of any foreign language.     A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of
This is the first of a two-year sequence. All students         Spanish speaking countries, this course will provide
enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All            advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
students will be required to complete all IB internal and      will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
external assessment.                                           in a two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be
                                                               expected to complete year two. All students will be
Spanish I CP                                                   required to complete all IB internal and external
Credit               l unit                                    assessment.

In this introduction to the Spanish language, students begin   IB Spanish IV-(SL)
to develop the skills stated in the Academic Standards for     Prerequisites:     Spanish III-Honors, “C” or better
Modern and Classical Languages. These standards                Weight:            1 unit weighted
comprise five areas: communication, cultures, connections,
comparisons, and communities. To enhance the curriculum,       A comprehensive study of the cultures and language of
teachers use computer programs and other technologies to       Spanish speaking countries, this course will provide
develop the skills needed to communicate in Spanish.           advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
                                                               will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
Spanish II CP                                                  of a two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be
Prerequisite         Spanish I CP, teacher                     expected to complete year two. All students will be
                     recommendation                            required to complete all IB internal and external
Credit               1 unit                                    assessment.

Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I. Students further    IB Spanish V (SL)
explore all areas of the Spanish language as stated in the     Prerequisite           IB Spanish IV, teacher
Academic Standards for Modern and Classical Languages.                                recommendation
In addition to print resources, teachers use computer          Weight:                IB
programs and other technologies to develop the skills          Credit:                1 unit weighted
needed for communication.
                                                               This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
Spanish III Honors                                             Spanish IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
Prerequisite       Spanish II CP, teacher                      languages of French speaking countries, this course will
                   recommendation                              provide advanced development of foreign language skills.
Credit             1 unit weighted                             Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This
                                                               is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
Students begin to expand their knowledge of the Spanish        enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All
language. The course of study reflects more challenging        students will be required to complete all IB internal and
aspects of the Academic Standards for Modern and               external assessment.
Classical Languages. Spanish III Honors prepares students
for Spanish IV Honors.                                         IB Spanish V (HL)
                                                               Prerequisite      IB Spanish IV, teacher
IB Spanish IV (SL)                                                               recommendation
Prerequisite       Spanish III Honors, “C” or better,          Weight:           IB
                   teacher recommendation                      Credit:           1 unit weighted
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This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in      IB German IV (SL)
Spanish IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and         Prerequisite     German III Honors, “C” or better,
languages of French speaking countries, this course will                       teacher recommendation
provide advanced development of foreign language skills.      Weight:          AP/IB
Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This    Credit:          1 unit weighted
is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All           A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of
students will be required to complete all IB internal and     German speaking countries, this course will provide
external assessment.                                          advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
                                                              will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
AP Spanish (V)                                                in a two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be
Prerequisite        Spanish IV Honors, teacher                expected to complete year two. All students will be
                    recommendation                            required to complete all IB internal and external
Credit              l unit weighted                           assessment.

The Advanced Placement program for Spanish is structured      IB German IV (HL)
under the guidelines established by the College Board to      Prerequisite    German III Honors, “B” or better,
promote application of the four language skills (listening,                   teacher recommendation
speaking, reading, and writing) to reach proficiency          Weight:         AP/IB
commensurate to college courses at the 200 to 300 level.      Credit:         1 unit weighted
Students use a variety of resources (e.g., audio-visual
materials from Spain and Spanish America, the Internet,       A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of
applicable computer programs, and studies in literature) to   German speaking countries, this course will provide
prepare for the AP exam. Upon completing the course,          advanced development of foreign language skills. Students
students must take the AP Exam.                               will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first
                                                              in a two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be
German I CP                                                   expected to complete year two. All students will be
Credit              l unit                                    required to complete all IB internal and external
                                                              assessment.
In this introduction to the German language, students begin
to develop the skills as stated in the Academic Standards     IB German V (SL)
for Modern and Classical Languages. These standards           Prerequisite     IB German IV, teacher
comprise five areas: communication, cultures, connections,                     recommendation
comparisons, and communities. To enhance the curriculum,      Weight:          IB
students work with computer programs and other                Credit:          1 unit weighted
technologies to develop the skills needed to communicate
in German.                                                    This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
                                                              Spanish IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
German II CP                                                  languages of French speaking countries, this course will
Prerequisite        German I CP, teacher                      provide advanced development of foreign language skills.
                    recommendation                            Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This
Credit              1 unit                                    is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
                                                              enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All
German II is a continuation of German I. Students will        students will be required to complete all IB internal and
further explore all areas of the German language as stated    external assessment.
in the Academic Standards for Modern and Classical
Languages. In addition to print resources, students work      IB German V (HL)
with computer programs and other technologies to develop      Prerequisite     IB German IV, teacher
the skills needed for communication.                                           recommendation
                                                              Weight:          IB
German III Honors                                             Credit:          1 unit weighted
Prerequisite      German II CP, teacher
                  recommendation                              This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
Credit            1 unit weighted                             German IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
                                                              languages of French speaking countries, this course will
Students begin to expand their knowledge of the German        provide advanced development of foreign language skills.
language. The course of study reflects more challenging       Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This
aspects of the Academic Standards for Modern and              is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
Classical Languages. German III Honors prepares students      enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All
for German IV AP.
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students will be required to complete all IB internal and         IB Latin V (SL)
external assessment.                                              Prerequisite         IB Latin IV, teacher
                                                                                       recommendation
Latin I CP                                                        Weight:              IB
Prerequisite          Grade of C or higher in English             Credit:              1 unit weighted
Credit                1 unit
                                                                  This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
In this first year Latin course, students learn the basics of     Latin IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
the Latin language students while discovering aspects of          languages of the Latin classical language, this course will
Roman culture through the activities and attitudes of the         provide advanced development of foreign language skills.
residents of Pompeii just prior to the catastrophic eruption      Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This
of Mt. Vesuvius.                                                  is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
Latin II CP                                                       enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All
Prerequisite            Grade of C or higher in Latin I CP        students will be required to complete all IB internal and
Credit                  1 unit                                    external assessment.

Students in Latin II focus primarily on the grammar and           IB Latin V (HL)
vocabulary of the language. Their goal is to develop into         Prerequisite         IB Latin IV, teacher
skilled translators. Cultural and historical focus varies, with                        recommendation
equal emphasis on authentic Latin prose and poetry.               Weight:              IB
                                                                  Credit:              1 unit weighted
Latin III Honors
Prerequisite         Latin II CP, Teacher Recommendation          This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun in
Credit               1 unit weighted                              Latin IV. A comprehensive study of the cultures and
                                                                  languages of the Latin classical language, this course will
In this third-year Latin course, students apply knowledge of      provide advanced development of foreign language skills.
Latin grammar in the reading of Roman literature,                 Students will be exposed to mature cultural settings. This
including such authors as Cicero, Horace, Vergil, Ovid,           is the second year in a two-year sequence. All students
Tacitus, Livy, and Catullus. Students study cultures that         enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All
influenced Rome and were influenced by Rome.                      students will be required to complete all IB internal and
                                                                  external assessment.
IB Latin IV (SL)
Prerequisite         Latin III Honors, “C” or better,             ESOL I
                     teacher recommendation                       Credit               1 unit
Weight:              AP/IB
Credit:              1 unit weighted                              This course gives beginning, non-native speakers of
                                                                  English the survival skills needed for school and real-world
A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of the        communication. Students build language skills primarily in
Latin classical language, this course will provide advanced       listening and speaking formats and are introduced to the
development of foreign language skills. Students will be          foundations of English phonics and syntax through reading
exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first in a       and writing. Instruction in basic reading and writing skills
two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be                  for pre-literate students and assistance with computer skills
expected to complete year two. All students will be               are given as needed.
required to complete all IB internal and external
assessment.                                                       ESOL II
                                                                  Credit               1 unit
IB Latin IV (HL)                                                  Prerequisites        Test scores and teacher
Prerequisite     Latin III Honors, “B” or better,                                      recommendation
                 teacher recommendation
Weight:          AP/IB                                            This course is designed as a continuation of ESOL I or as a
Credit:          1 unit weighted                                  course for incoming students with limited English
                                                                  proficiency. Students build fluency in speaking and
A comprehensive study of the cultures and languages of the        comprehension in listening that move them beyond the
Latin classical language, this course will provide advanced       survival level. Students also develop reading and writing
development of foreign language skills. Students will be          skills on interdisciplinary topics so they can build the
exposed to mature cultural settings. This is the first in a       foundations of vocabulary and understand their other
two-year sequence. All students enrolled will be                  coursework.
expected to complete year two. All students will be
required to complete all IB internal and external                 ESOL III
assessment.                                                       Credit               1 unit
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Prerequisites         Test scores and teacher                            furthering their fluency in speaking and comprehension in
                      recommendation                                     listening. Classes stress interdisciplinary academic
                                                                         vocabulary through many topics of study. Students study
This course serves as a continuation of ESOL II or as an                 diverse literary genres and complete leveled reading
entry point for intermediate English language learners.                  assignments. In addition, students write, revise, and edit in
Students build academic reading and writing skills while                 a variety of styles.


                                                      INDIVIDUAL ELECTIVES
Academic Support Lab
Prerequisite         Current IEP stating Academic Support Lab
Credit               1 unit

This course is offered to students in grades nine through twelve who meet federal guidelines for placement as a
resource student and have a current Individual Education Program on file. Students receive support from a certified
special education teacher and the opportunity for one-on-one tutoring in a small classroom setting. The focus in the
Academic Support Lab is teaching students study skills, organizational skills, and self-advocacy to enhance their
progress toward independence and self-sufficiency and to ease the transition from high school to post-secondary
opportunities.

Special Education Self-Contained Programs comprise classes in the following categories: Educable Mentally
Handicapped, Trainable Mentally Handicapped, Emotionally Disabled, Trainable Mentally Handicapped, Learning
Disabled, and Transition (RTEC). They serve students who meet federally mandated requirements and have an IEP.

The focus is preparing students for life after high school. All students receive preparation in instruction, post-
secondary education, community experiences, and daily living skills.

Teacher Cadet
Grade level               12th
Prerequisite              3.0 overall GPA; teacher recommendations; application process
Credit                    1 unit

Under the auspices of South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment, the Teacher Cadet Program is a statewide
initiative that gives students an objective look at careers in education. Students get the opportunity to observe and
assist in a variety of education settings while being introduced to the strategies and techniques used by master
teachers. Students also examine agencies and groups that influence decisions and governance in the education system.
     Students must complete an application form, be recommended by five teachers, and complete an essay on “Why I
Want to be a Teacher Cadet.” In some cases, applicants may be required to meet with a screening panel. Taught like a
college introduction to education courses, Teacher Cadet is a hands-on look at teaching and related education fields. A
serious interest in exploring education as a career is necessary.


                                 WORK-BASED LEARNING / TRANSITION PROGRAMS
The Work-Based Learning program allows students to experience the work-place and gain valuable experience for future careers
while earning high school credit. Students may earn up to two elective credits for any Work-Based Learning activity or
combination of activities except job shadowing. To participate in Work-Based Learning activities, students should:
            •    Be 16 years of age
            •    Maintain a C average
            •    Be recommended by the Work-Based Learning coordinator
            •    Be willing and available to work after school hours
            •    Have own transportation to and from work
            •    Have parental permission to participate in STW
            •    Maintain satisfactory grades and conduct in school
            •    Have the potential to represent the school well

                         Internships                                     work hours equal one credit and 400 work hours equal two
Internships provide on-the-job training. Students who                    credits when combined with a passing grade in the course.
already have a job, or who need assistance finding a job,                After filling out the required forms, the student must have
may register for the Internship program. Students are                    the forms signed and returned to the Work-Based Learning
awarded credits based on their number of work hours: 200                 Coordinator before enrolling in the course.

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                       Job Shadowing                                           the learning opportunities available in a service-learning
Job shadowing is a short-term opportunity, usually one-half                    environment. Students may perform service-learning hours
to one day, for the student to observe in the workplace a                      in an activity, or activities, of their choice. A student must
career in which they have an interest. Job shadowing is                        complete and sign a service-learning plan and the
arranged by the Work-Based Learning Coordinator and is                         appropriate forms before enrolling in the course. Credit
open to all students in grades 9 – 12. A permission form                       may be awarded based on the number of hours of service
must be signed by the parent or guardian as well as by all                     and a passing grade in the course.
teachers whose class the student will miss. Transportation
to and from the job site is the responsibility of the parent /                    • Students may enroll in the Internship and/or the
guardian. Upon completion of the forms, the job shadow                              Service Learning programs for the summer after
experience is considered as an excused absence. Shadowing                           completing all appropriate forms and interviewing
experiences are unpaid, and no credit is awarded.                                   with the Work-Based Learning coordinator before the
                      Service Learning                                              end of the school year. Summer activities are
Service Learning, which connects meaningful community                               monitored and graded along the same guidelines as
service experiences with academic learning, has become an                           school year activities.
increasingly important part of Work-Based Learning as
schools of higher education and businesses look closely at


                                                    CAREER PREP DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Career Prep is a district alternative diploma program that gives at-risk students the opportunity to earn a district diploma. It is available to any
high school student who attempted the regular academic courses required in the ninth grade but scored in the fourth quartile on standardized
tests. The student interested in Career Prep must complete an application and be accepted into the program.
     Career Prep classes consist of English for the Real World I, II, and III; Math for the Real World I, II, and III; and Job Readiness I, II, and
III. Students also are required to complete Health, an approved CATE class, and a science class. Students are required to complete an
internship at a community based job during their senior year.
     Throughout the program, students are assessed for their career interests and abilities. They are taught the English and math skills required
for their identified career area as well as those skills needed to be an independent adult. In addition, the program covers pre-employment and
job-specific vocational skills (either in a vocational class or on a job site).
     Following the pre-employment and job-specific training in the classroom, students take part in job shadowing and non-paid internships
within their career cluster that provide on-the-job work experiences. Students also are required to take part in community-service projects
throughout the year. A job coach develops job-training sites in the community and assists in training of students at the job sites.
     To graduate with a Career Prep Diploma, students must master all English, math, and job-readiness competencies; pass WORK
KEYS ASSESSMENT (at a level 3 or higher) the Applied Math, Reading for Information and the Locating Information; have worked
successfully for at least 200 hours; and be employed at the time of graduation

                                      RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO MAGNET PROGRAMS
Richland Northeast High School houses four District magnets: Horizon and iLink (both academic magnets) as well as Palmetto Center
for the Arts (a magnet program for students gifted and talented in the arts) and Convergence Media. All are four-year programs.
       The purpose of Horizon is to foster and to further develop excellence in academically talented students. iLink, an academic
program for college preparatory students, provides academic and information literacy skills needed to ensure success in college and in
the Information Age workplace of the 21st century. The Palmetto Center for the Arts is a four-year fine-arts magnet that challenges
artistically talented students through a rigorous, comprehensive, and integrated curriculum. Convergence Media brings together all
forms of journalism under a single umbrella program, capitalizing on resources and student interests.
       Participants in all five programs are selected from qualified rising 9th graders through an application process. Further details are
available from the District Office at 6831 Brookfield Road, Columbia SC 29206 (phone: 787-1910) and on the Web at
www.richland2.org.

                            HORIZON                                                In the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Horizon students
Prerequisite            District application process                           participate in interdisciplinary studies as well as courses of
Grade entry level       9th preferred                                          their choice. Horizon classes are year long. At the
                                                                               Sophomore and Junior levels, students take courses in
The Horizon magnet program is a rigorous, four-year                            English and history as well as research seminars.
course of study for the most academically talented students                        In addition, the program requires involvement in
to ensure their success during and after high school. The                      community service and cultural activities, completion of
interdisciplinary program features a collaborative approach                    five (5) advanced placement courses, and the development
to instruction. A maximum of forty-four (44) 9th graders                       and presentation of a senior project. Students receive a
are admitted to the program each year.                                         special Horizon diploma upon completion of the program.
    In the 9th grade, students are enrolled in a three-course
interdisciplinary block of studies focused on English,                                               Horizon Curriculum
Biology, World History, and other courses of the student’s                     Grade 9               Horizon Honors Biology
choice.                                                                                              Horizon English 1: Literature
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                    and Composition (Honors)                         •    Display proficiency in all technology skills
                    Horizon AP European History                      •    Take an active role in the development of civic
                    Horizon Research Seminar                              responsibilities
                    Health (online)
                                                               Introductory courses in the magnet will be at the college
Grade 10            Horizon English II: Literature             preparatory level; however, students who demonstrate
                    and Composition (Honors)                   an ability to complete Honors work will have the
                    Honors Physical Science or                 opportunity to do so in selected upper-level iLink
                    Honors Physics and/or Honors               classes. Honors work will be granted through a
                    Chemistry                                  contractual arrangement made with the student, parent,
                    U.S. Government Honors                     and the iLink teacher.
                    AP Economics
                                                               In addition, the program requires involvement in
Grade 11            Horizon IB English III                     community service and cultural activities.
                    Language and Composition
                    Horizon IB History of the Americas Jr.     Students receive a special iLink diploma upon completion
                    Horizon Senior Project I                   of the program. Most iLink classes are year long.

Grade 12            Horizon IB English IV:
                    Horizon Senior Project II                                       iLink Curriculum
                    Horizon IB History of the Americas Sr.     Grade 9           iLink English I CP
The curriculum is designed to help students master writing,                      iLink Physical Science CP
critical reading and viewing, problem solving, and                               iLink Global Studies I CP
scientific analysis and to become computer literate.                             iLink Image Editing I
Interdisciplinary activities among the core courses allow
students to use these skills in all academic areas.            Grade 10          iLink English II (CP or Honors)
                                                                                 iLink Biology (CP or Honors)
                           ILINK                                                 iLink Global Studies II (CP) or iLink
Recommended           District application process                               Honor Economics/ Honors Government
Grade entry level     9th preferred                                              iLink Multimedia Mag.
                                                                                 Health (online)
iLink is an information technology magnet in which
students select an area of study that will prepare them for    Grade 11          iLink English III CP or AP English
the world outside of school.                                                     Language & Comp or IB English III
                                                                                 iLink U.S. History CP or
Purpose                                                                          IB History of the Americas Jr.
In a small learning community, students will develop the                         iLink Digital Media Marketing
technical skills to meet the demands of a highly specialized
global economy of the 21st century.                            Grade 12          iLink English IV CP or AP English
                                                                                 Literature & Comp or IB English IV
Objectives                                                                       iLink Economics and
     • Create a technology-savvy 21st century leader                             iLink Government CP or
     • Provide the opportunity to learn and practice                             IB History of the Americas Sr.
         applicable skills (web page design, media                               iLink Senior Project
         journalism, information management, digital                             iLink Foundations of Animation
         history, specialized technology skills in various
         career paths)
     • Learn project and information management                           PALMETTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
         skills for both individual and team- dependent        The Palmetto Center for the Arts is a four-year fine-arts
         projects                                              magnet that challenges artistically talented and gifted
     • Develop an individual work ethic                        students to develop their creative and academic potential
     • Ability to transfer knowledge and skills beyond         through a rigorous, comprehensive, and integrated
         the classroom                                         curriculum. The program includes a major concentration in
     • Produce products that display the student’s             dance, literary arts, music (vocal or instrumental), theatre,
         academic and technology skills through quality        or visual arts.
         research                                              This pre-professional program of studies offers students an
     • Produce students who are successful on both             in-depth study of their art’s discipline, together with the
         state and national tests                              performance and academic skills necessary to enter top-
                                                               level colleges, universities, or professional institutes. PCA
     • Integrate technology and academics in ways that
                                                               students may also choose an AP / Honors or college
         contribute to the success of all learners
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preparatory academic program or participate in an               Creative Writing courses. Units include preparing a college
academic magnet.                                                application portfolio, building the Senior writing portfolio,
Students must have at least a C average to audition. The        and developing the Senior project presentation. The course
audition process is based on state guidelines and is            has an intensive vocabulary component.
adjudicated by a panel of professionals. Students accepted
into PCA must earn six (6) arts credits in their major art      Senior Project
area in addition to their core academic requirements.           Credit                1 unit
PCA students must complete an extended-hours
requirement that includes after-school rehearsals,              Work done for this course is embedded in the Advanced
performances, and other arts-related activities. Seniors must   Nonfiction course for Seniors. There is a mandatory
complete a Senior Project based on the requirements of          presentation of the portfolio as a performance in the spring
their art major.                                                of the Senior year.
Other features of PCA include individualized instruction                                    Music
with master teachers and guest artists, student internships
with the arts community, independent studies, and               General
enhanced production and performance opportunities.              AP Music Theory
Suggested placement for PCA students:                           Recommended           Some musical training (piano,
                                                                                      strings, choral, band)
Grade 9   English I Honors or English I CP                      Credit                1 unit

Grade 10 English II Honors or English II CP                     This theory course is designed for the music student who
                                                                plans to major in music at the college level or who has a
Grade 11 AP English III or English III CP                       sincere desire to learn more of the fundamentals of
                                                                composition and analysis. Students enrolling in this class
Grade 12 AP English IV or English IV CP                         must have had some piano, choral, or instrumental
                                                                experience. Emphasis is on the elements of music, ear
                     Creative Writing                           training, and composition. Upon completing the course,
                                                                students must take the AP Exam.
Advanced Poetry Writing
Credit           1 unit                                         IB Music-SL – Year 1 of 2 (New for 2012-13)
                                                                Prerequisites:    Previous experience in piano, strings,
PCA Advanced Poetry exposes students to a variety of                              vocal or wind/percussion
poetry, both through their original writing of and the study    Credit            1 unit weighted AP/IB
of poetic forms and conventions. Students write poetry and
participate in writers’ workshops, examining their own          This course encourages students to develop perceptual
writing and the writing of their classmates. Essential          skills through a breadth of musical experiences involving
questions are:                                                  speculation, recognition, analysis, discrimination and
•     How do we write effective poetry?                         forming hypotheses. Students will develop through
•     What are the forms and conventions of poetry?             performance and composition and work collaboratively.

Advanced Fiction Writing                                        IB Music-SL –         Year 2 of 2 (New for 2012-13)
Credit            1 unit                                        Prerequisites:        Successful completion of IB Music –
                                                                                      SL – Year 1 of 2
PCA Advanced Fiction is for students who have completed         Credit                1 unit weighted AP/IB
PCA Foundations of Writing I and II. This class is
conducted in a conservatory manner to allow constant            A continuation of Year 1. Students will take the IB Exam
critique and praise an encourage students to work toward        and complete all internal and external assessments.
their highest potential. Students study the elements of
fiction and complete several short pieces of writing,                                      Band
participate as writer and reader in writers’ workshops, and
produce a portfolio of master works. Though the class is        Band 3 - Mag (Symphonic Band)
generally exclusive to PCA students, upperclassmen (10th–       Prerequisite      Audition and approval of instructor
12th grades) who show enthusiasm for creative writing and       Credit            1 unit
gain approval from the instructor may take the course.
                                                                This performance-based class affords PCA Magnet students
Advanced Nonfiction                                             the opportunity to further their development in an ensemble
Credit            1 unit                                        setting. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals and
                                                                performances to meet minimum standards. PCA students
Required of all Senior Creative Writing students, this          will participate weekly in an individual lesson, small group
course builds on the advanced writing skills of previous        lesson, or small ensemble.
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                                                               Prerequisite          3rd and 4th years in PCA Vocal
Band 3 – Mag Hon (Symphonic Band)                              Credit                1 honors unit
Prerequisite      3rd and 4th years in PCA program
Credit            1 honors unit                                The course is designed for advanced choral students who
                                                               are enrolled in the PCA Magnet. Students who are selected
This performance-based class affords PCA Magnet students       for this performing chorus are expected to attend all
the opportunity to further their development in an ensemble    rehearsals and performances, some of which are held after
setting. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals and     school hours. A student may enroll in this course multiple
performances to meet minimum standards. PCA students           times. PCA students participate weekly in an individual
will participate weekly in an individual lesson, small group   lesson, small group lesson, or small vocal ensemble.
lesson, or small ensemble.
                                                               PCA Vocal Senior Recital (required)
Instrumental Music – Band Rehearsal - Mag–(Silver              Recommendation    Three years of PCA Vocal
Cadets Marching Band) (late bird)                              Grade level       12th grade
Prerequisite       Approval of band director unless            Credit            1 unit
                   student is in PCA Band
Credit             1 unit                                      Students prepare a half-recital of vocal music as a
                                                               culmination of their four-year study and perform in the
This performance-based class, required for PCA Band            spring of their Senior year. The student and vocal instructor
students, affords the opportunity to further music             work to organize and prepare the recital. Students do
development in a marching-band–style class. Enrollment is      written research on the composers for the program
open to any student with previous training on instruments
used in this medium. Football games and contests are the                                Strings
main focus of this class: a passing grade requires             Orchestra/Strings III – Chamber Orchestra - Mag
participation at these events. Attendance is taken at every    Prerequisite        PCA acceptance by audition only
class session (rehearsal). Each student must pay a             Credit              1 unit weighted
participation fee. Final enrollment is determined by the
band director.                                                 Students accepted into PCA Orchestra sign up for either
                                                               PCA Concert Orchestra or PCA Chamber Orchestra. PCA
Instrumental Music – Band Rehearsal Mag Hon–                   Strings classes offer advanced technical instruction with
(Silver Cadets Marching Band) (late bird)                      emphasis on musical styles and a variety of music
Prerequisite       3rd and 4th years in PCA program            literature. Performance activities are an essential
                   and Marching Band                           consideration for this group. Attendance at rehearsals and
Credit             1 honors unit                               all performances is required. PCA students receive
                                                               individual private lessons by a professional instructor and
This performance-based class, required for PCA Band            are expected to meet the requirements and expectations of
students, affords the opportunity to further music             the PCA program. All PCA students perform a one-
development in a marching-band–style class. Enrollment is      movement solo piece each semester at the PCA Strings
open to any student with previous training on instruments      Recital. PCA Strings students receive Honors credit.
used in this medium. Football games and contests are the
main focus of this class: a passing grade requires             Orchestra/Strings III – Chamber Orchestra – Mag Hon
participation at these events. Attendance is taken at every    Prerequisite        3rd and 4th years in PCA Strings
class session (rehearsal). Each student must pay a             Credit              1 honors unit
participation fee. Final enrollment is determined by the
band director.                                                 Students accepted into PCA Orchestra sign up for either
Chorus                                                         PCA Concert Orchestra or PCA Chamber Orchestra. PCA
                                                               Strings classes offer advanced technical instruction with
Chorus III Mag- Cavalier Chorale                               emphasis on musical styles and a variety of music
Prerequisite      Audition for PCA Vocal Program               literature. Performance activities are an essential
Credit            1 unit                                       consideration for this group. Attendance at rehearsals and
                                                               all performances is required. PCA students receive
The course is designed for advanced choral students who        individual private lessons by a professional instructor and
are enrolled in the PCA Magnet. Students who are selected      are expected to meet the requirements and expectations of
for this performing chorus are expected to attend all          the PCA program. All PCA students perform a one-
rehearsals and performances, some of which are held after      movement solo piece each semester at the PCA Strings
school hours. A student may enroll in this course multiple     Recital. PCA Strings students receive Honors credit.
times. PCA students participate weekly in an individual
lesson, small group lesson, or small vocal ensemble.           PCA Master Class
                                                               Prerequisite     PCA acceptance by audition only
Chorus III Mag Hon- Cavalier Chorale                           Credit           1/2 unit
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                                                                ceramics. Stress is on a broad visual arts education and
PCA Master Class is a supplemental string class for PCA         growth of the student’s individual interests.
string students who would like additional string instruction.
Supervised by a master teacher, students receive time to        Fundamentals of Design III
practice and develop performance techniques on solo and         Recommended       Fundamentals of Design I & II
chamber music. Once a week, students rehearse chamber           Credit            1 unit weighted (yearlong)
music, developing skills such as leading, following, and
cuing. Students in this class perform at least one movement     Fundamentals of Design III exposes students to more 2-D
of chamber music each semester at the PCA Strings               areas of art: painting, printmaking, drawing, media arts, and
Recital. Every few weeks, students perform their solo           mixed media. In this 2-D unit, students explore new 2-D
pieces for each other to work out performance fears and         techniques and processes with a greater focus on portfolio
receive feedback from their peers and instructor.               development and professional exhibition. Students continue
                                                                to investigate studio problems as well as aesthetics,
                        PCA Visual Arts                         criticism, and history. Critical thinking, development of
Within a professional studio environment, students explore      individual style, and creativity of ideas are encouraged.
a variety of fundamental artistic processes. All Visual Arts
majors work to build a balanced portfolio (with examples        IB Visual Arts-Year 1 and Year 2-HL
of drawings, paintings, print-making, photography, graphic      Weight:            AP/IB
design, and sculpture) acceptable for admission to the          Credit:            1 unit
nation’s top art colleges. Upon entering the program,
students take Visual Arts Fundamentals I: 3-D Design;           Year 1 must be completed with a “B” or better in order to
Fundamentals II: Digital Imaging and Photography; and           move to Year 2 (Senior Year Only). Students will
Fundamentals III: 2-D Design and Drawing. These                 investigate critical, historical and analytical components of
foundation courses investigate studio problems as well as       select artists and art forms. Emphasis will be placed on
aesthetics, criticism, and history. Students begin building     independent work, advanced art techniques and media.
portfolios. Stress is on a broad visual arts education, while   Students will have the opportunity to create a large body of
encouraging growth of the student’s interests. Students earn    work. End-of course assessment will include artwork
four to six credits in four years. Course offerings are:        review, presentation and exhibition, oral interview and
                                                                investigative workbook completion. All students enrolled
Grade 9 (required) Fundamentals of Art I: 3-D Design            will be expected to complete year two. All students will
                   (1 unit weighted)                            be required to complete all IB internal and external
                   Fundamentals of Art II: Digital              assessment. Exam: IB and AP
                   Photography I (1 unit weighted)
                                                                IB Visual Arts Year 1 and Year 2-SL
Grade 10 (required) Fundamentals of Art III: Drawing/           Weight:            AP/IB
    2-D Design      (1 unit weighted)                           Credit:            1 unit

Grade 11 IB PCA Year 1 (1 unit weighted) Or IB Film             Year 1 must be completed with a “B” or better in order to
Year 1           (1 unit weighted)                              move to Year 2 (Senior Year Only). Students will
                 *Options include AP Art History,               investigate critical, historical and analytical components of
                 Drawing and Painting, 3-D Design,              select artists and forms. Emphasis will be placed on
                 Digital Photography II                         independent work, advanced art techniques and media.
                                                                Students will have the opportunity to create a large body of
Grade 12 IB PCA Year 2 (1 unit weighted) or IB Film             work. End-of course assessment will include artwork
Year 2           (1 unit weighted)                              review, presentation and exhibition, oral interview and
                 PCA Senior Project (1 unit weighted)           investigative workbook completion. All students enrolled
                 *Options include AP Studio Art or              will be expected to complete year two. All students will
                 AP Art History                                 be required to complete all IB internal and external
                                                                assessment. Exam: IB and AP
Fundamentals of Design I & II
Prerequisite      Screening and selection                       IB Film Year 1 and Year 2-HL
Credits           2 units weighted (yearlong)                   Weight:            AP/IB
                                                                Credit:            1 unit
This course is required for PCA Visual Arts students
specializing in various arts studio media and art history       PCA Visual Arts, Literary Arts, upper level Convergence
with units based on 3-D Design, Drawing, and Digital            Media students or teacher recommendation. Year 1 must be
Media. It covers in-depth investigations of studio problems     completed with a “B” or better in order to move to Year 2
as well as aesthetics, criticism, and history. Students begin   (Senior Year Only). A Fine Arts course, IB Film is
building portfolios with lessons in photography, computer       designed to give students an academic and practical
art, filmmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture and         understanding of the art form, its history, theory and
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current practice. Students will develop skills through         Credit               1 unit weighted
analysis, deconstruction of masterpiece film works,
creation, composition, and collaborative work. Practice        Required to graduate with a PCA Certificate, this is an
assessments will prepare students for the challenge of the     independent study course. Students meet with Visual art
IB external assessment at the end of the two year program.     instructors to create final Senior Project that includes a
All students enrolled will be expected to complete year        paper and presentation based on your PCA experiences
two. All students will be required to complete all IB          along with a power-point of your best 10-20 artworks. The
internal and external assessment.                              exhibition and presentation are completed in the spring of
                                                               their senior year.
IB Film Year 1 and Year 2-SL
Weight:               AP/IB                                                            Theatre
Credit:               1 unit                                   PCA Drama I Magnet–Introduction to Theatre
For the IB Standard Level Film classes a minimum of 1          (required in 9th grade)
year of Visual Arts, Theater or Convergence Media courses      Credit              1/2 unit
is required. Year 1 must be completed with a “B” or better
in order to move to Year 2 (Senior Year Only). IB Film is      This course provides an overview of theatre, including
designed to give students an academic and practical            theatre history and dramatic literature as well as
understanding of the art form, its history, theory and         playwriting, performance, and production design. Students
current practice. Students will develop skills through         are engaged in a hands-on orientation to the stage,
analysis, creation, composition, and collaborative work.       culminating in original and collaborative productions that
Practice assessments will prepare students for the challenge   they produce and design.
of the IB external assessment at the end of the two year
program. All students enrolled will be expected to             PCA Drama I Magnet–Stagecraft (required in 9th
complete year two. All students will be required to            grade)
complete all IB internal and external assessment.              Credit          1/2 unit

AP Studio Art---YEAR 2 of the IB Visual Arts Program           This course gives students a hands-on introduction to the
Prerequisite      Portfolio review, teacher                    basic elements of technical theatre including scene,
                  recommendation                               lighting, sound, costume, and makeup design. Students also
Credit            1 unit weighted                              develop a working knowledge of behind-the-scenes
                                                               activities, with an emphasis on stage management as well
Advanced Placement Studio Art is designed to provide the       as knowledge of front-of-house activities, including
same instruction and benefits of an introductory college       marketing and publicity.
studio course to high school students. This course uses the
AP guidelines for portfolio formation. All students must       PCA Theatre II–Fundamentals of Acting (required in
submit their portfolio to the College Board’s AP Program       9th grade)
for evaluation in May. The course covers all three             Recommended      PCA Theatre I: Introduction to
portfolios, and students decide among a Drawing, 2-D                            Theatre; PCA Theatre I: Stagecraft
Design, and/or a 3-D Design portfolio to submit. Students      Credit           1 unit
may earn college credit for a score of 3 or higher. All
students enrolled will be expected to complete year two.       This course introduces students to the study, techniques,
All students will be required to complete all IB internal      and practice of the actor’s craft. Students explore the
and external assessment.                                       flexibility of body, voice, and imagination through
                                                               improvisation, scene study, and character analysis. In
AP Art History                                                 addition, they learn the appropriate attitude and discipline
Credit               1 unit weighted                           required of those who intend to enter the acting profession.

Art History Honors is designed to unite and reinforce          PCA Drama III Honors Magnet–Scene Study (required)
historical, cultural, and artistic concepts. It clarifies      Grade level      10th
historical patterns and helps students gain understanding of   Prerequisites    PCA Drama I & II Magnet
world history and literature. In this course, students gain                     PCA Drama: Fundamentals of
understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture,                         Acting Magnet
painting, photography, and other art forms within diverse      Credit           1 unit weighted
historical and cultural contexts. Students are challenged to
view artworks analytically (art criticism), emotionally        This course emphasizes characterization and scene
(viewer’s point of view), cerebrally (history), and            development. Students study and apply a Stanislavski-
philosophically (aesthetics). Upon completion of the           based approach to developing and presenting characters
course, students must take the AP Exam.                        from contemporary dramatic literature. Included are script
                                                               analysis plus use of body, voice, and movement to translate
PCA Senior Visual Art Project
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and define the character’s relationship to the setting, the     designer, or set designer under the direction and guidance
situation, and other characters within the scene.               of faculty. Students are expected to keep a rehearsal log
                                                                and to complete a production portfolio, which includes
Course: IB Theatre Arts- (HL)                                   their research, analysis and production concept, along with
HL Weight:         AP/IB Credit: 1                              an in-depth evaluation of their experience. Credit earned is
Prerequisites:     PCA Theatre Arts student or teacher          determined by hours documented.
                   recommendation
                                                                PCA Theatre VI Honors–Senior Project (required)
This course will address the components of theatre in the       Grade level      12th grade
making, theatre in performance and theatre in the world and     Prerequisites    PCA Theatre I—Introduction to
will consist of a research and technical portfolio as well as                    Theatre; PCA Theatre I—Stagecraft;
theatre production and performance. Students will research,                      PCA Theatre II—Fundamentals of
analyze, and experience performance traditions from a                            Acting; PCA Theatre III—Scene
variety of cultures and historical periods. Some after school                    Study; PCA Theatre IV—Playwriting;
rehearsals and performances are required. . All students                         PCA Theatre IV—Period Styles
enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All             Credit           1 unit weighted
students will be required to complete all IB internal and
external assessment. Exam: IB                                   Students in the PCA Theatre Senior Project class work to
                                                                research, write, develop, and perform a cumulating project
Course: IB Theatre Arts- (SL)                                   of their four-year study of theatre, based on specific
SL Weight:         AP/IB Credit: 1                              guidelines. Projects may address the areas of playwriting,
Prerequisites:     PCA Theatre Arts student or teacher          production, and / or performance.
                   recommendation
                                                                                            Dance
This course will address the components of theatre in the
making, theatre in performance and theatre in the world and     Dance 1A–Emphasis in Ballet
will consist of a research and technical portfolio as well as   Prerequisite     By audition only
theatre production and performance. Students will research,     Credit           1 unit
analyze and experience performance traditions from a
variety of cultures and historical periods. Some after school   Focus is on the intermediate and advanced study of ballet
rehearsals and performances are required. All students          and pointe dance technique, pas de deux and variations,
enrolled will be expected to complete year two. All             dance history, and intermediate and advanced ballet
students will be required to complete all IB internal and       repertoire and performance. A cursory study of jazz and
external assessment. Exam: IB                                   modern dance technique is included. Students who are
                                                                selected to go into the program are required to attend all
PCA Theatre V Honors–Production and Performance                 after-school rehearsals and participate in three out of four
(required)                                                      performances each year.
Grade level      12th grade
Recommended      PCA Theatre I—Introduction to                  Dance 1B–Emphasis in Jazz
                 Theatre; PCA Theatre I—Stagecraft;             Prerequisite     By audition only
                 PCA Theatre II—Fundamentals of                 Credit           1 unit
                 Acting; PCA Theatre III—Scene
                 Study; PCA Theatre IV—Playwriting;             Focus is on the intermediate and advanced study of jazz
                 PCA Theatre IV—Period Styles                   dance technique, dance history, and intermediate and
Credit           1 unit weighted                                advanced jazz repertoire and performance. A cursory study
                                                                of ballet and modern dance technique is included. Students
This course gives very advanced students an opportunity to      who are selected to go into the program are required to
synthesize, interpret, and evaluate integrated aspects of       attend all after-school rehearsals and participate in three out
theater. Content includes, but is not limited to, directing,    of four performances each year.
performance, playwriting, and production.
                                                                Dance 2A–Emphasis in Ballet
PCA Theatre Rehearsal and Performance                           Recommended      Dance 1A–Emphasis in Ballet
(first and second semesters)                                    Credit           1 unit
Grade level          9th – 12th grade
Prerequisite         By audition for production                 This class is a continuation of the intermediate and
Credit               1/2 to 1 unit                              advanced study of ballet and pointe dance technique, pas de
                                                                deux and variations, dance history, intermediate and
This independent-study course requires students to be cast      advanced ballet repertoire and performance. A cursory
in a PCA major production or to work in a production area       study of jazz and modern dance is included. Students who
as stage manager or assistant stage manager, lighting           are selected to go into the program are required to attend all
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after-school rehearsals and participate in three out of four     go into the program are required to attend all after-school
performances each year.                                          rehearsals and participate in three out of four performances
                                                                 each year.
Dance 2B–Emphasis in Jazz
Recommended      Dance 1B–Emphasis in Jazz                       IB Dance HL
Credit           1 unit                                          Prerequisites:       PCA Dance student or teacher
                                                                                      recommendation
This class is a continuation of the intermediate and             Credit               1 unit weighted AP/IB
advanced study of jazz dance technique, dance history, and
intermediate and advanced jazz repertoire and performance.       IB Dance curriculum aims for a holistic approach to dance,
A cursory study of ballet and modern dance is included.          and embraces a variety of traditions and dance cultures.
Students who are selected to go into the program are             Performance, creative and analytic skills are mutually
required to attend all after-school rehearsals and participate   developed and valued whether the students are writing
in three out of four performances each year.                     papers or creating/performing dances. The curriculum
                                                                 provides students with an arts and humanities orientation to
Dance 3A–Emphasis in Ballet                                      dance. This orientation facilitates the development of
Prerequisite     By audition only                                students who may become choreographers, dance scholars
Credit           1 unit                                          and/or performers. All students enrolled will be expected
                                                                 to complete year two. All students will be required to
This class is a continuation of the advanced study of ballet     complete all IB internal and external assessment.
and pointe dance technique, pas de deux and variations,          Exam: IB
dance history, and intermediate and advanced ballet
repertoire and performance. A cursory study of jazz and          IB Dance SL
modern dance is included. Students who are selected to go        Prerequisites:       Introductory Dance course
into the program are required to attend all after-school         Credit               1 unit weighted AP/IB
rehearsals and participate in three out of four performances
each year.                                                       IB Dance curriculum aims for a holistic approach to dance,
                                                                 and embraces a variety of traditions and dance cultures.
Dance 3B–Emphasis in Jazz                                        Performance, creative and analytic skills are mutually
Prerequisite     By audition only                                developed and valued whether the students are writing
Credit           1 unit                                          papers or creating/performing dances. The curriculum
                                                                 provides students with an arts and humanities orientation to
This class is a continuation of advanced study of jazz dance     dance. This orientation facilitates the development of
technique, dance history, and intermediate and advanced          students who may become choreographers, dance scholars
jazz repertoire and performance. A cursory study of ballet       and/or performers. The course also welcomes those
and modern dance is included. Students who are selected to       students who seek life enrichment through dance.
go into the program are required to attend all after-school      Exam: IB
rehearsals and participate in three out of four performances
each year.                                                       After School Rehearsal and Performance (fall)
                                                                 Prerequisite       Audition for performances
Dance 4A–Emphasis in Ballet                                      Credit             1 unit
Prerequisite     By audition only
Credit           1 unit                                          Open to PCA Dance students to complete 120 hours of
                                                                 rehearsals for a major performance, a student choreography
This is the final course in the advanced study of ballet and     performance, competition rehearsals, and a weekend
pointe dance technique, pas de deux and variations, dance        workshop with a guest choreographer. Students rehearse
history, and intermediate and advanced ballet repertoire and     three afternoons after school for one and half hours plus
performance. A cursory study of jazz and modern dance is         take a weekend workshop and spend additional time in the
included. Students who are selected to go into the program       theatre to prepare for the major performance and the
are required to attend all after-school rehearsals and           student choreography performance.
participate in three out of four performances each year.
                                                                 After School Rehearsal and Performance (spring)
Dance 4B–Emphasis in Jazz                                        Credit             1/2 unit
Recommended      By audition only
Credit           1 unit                                          Open to PCA Dance students to complete 60 hours of
                                                                 rehearsals for a student recital performance and
This is the final course in the advanced study of jazz dance     competition rehearsals. Students rehearse one and a half per
technique, dance history, and intermediate and advanced          week plus attend competitions and spend a week in the
jazz repertoire and performance. A cursory study of ballet       theatre for a recital.
and modern dance is included. Students who are selected to
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Senior Dance Project                                                        Senior Dance Intern Project
Credit              1 unit                                                  Credit             1 unit

Required to graduate with a PCA Certificate, this is an                     Required to graduate with PCA Certificate, this is an
independent study course. Students meet with the instructor                 independent study course. Students either participate by
to create final Senior Project that includes a five-page                    teaching in the after-school dance program at Kelly Mill or
research paper due before winter break and to choreograph                   may arrange to teach at a local dance studio with
a dance piece based on the research paper, which is                         comparable hours to the Kelly Mill program with
performed in the spring of their Senior year.                               permission from the instructor and the studio owner.


                                                      CONVERGENCE MEDIA
Convergence Media is an academic elective magnet focusing on journalism and media production. All students must develop
media and writing skills. Students work with the latest tools in media technology production. The program offers varied
opportunities for students interested in traditional journalism, such as newspaper, broadcast, and yearbook production. Emphasis is
on research, interviewing, and writing; production; and Web design/production and multimedia development.
      The four-year program begins for all students with Convergence Media I. CM students take one class each year. After CM I,
students select an area of specialization from the following: yearbook, broadcast, newspaper, Web design/production, or
multimedia production. Beginning in their Junior year, students may take a class in more than one area. Students must have a C
average to continue in the program.

CM I–Introduction to Mass Media
The first course examines media history, the emergence of the convergence concept, issues facing the media today,
media ethics, leadership, and team-building skills. The most important aspect of the course is development of
journalistic skills, including research, interviewing, and writing. Students also develop multimedia skills in
photography, video production, and layout and design for newspaper and yearbook. Students apply the information
and skills that they learn to the production of a number of multimedia projects. Students must have a C average to
continue in the program.

CM II–Intermediate Media Production
Second-year students further develop their skills in a particular area of interest by working on one of the program’s
publications: The Archive, The Cavalier, Northeast Today, Cavalier Journal, or Cav News from the Cavplex.
Students must have a C average to continue in the program.

CM III–Advanced Media Production
Third-year students continue to refine their skills by working on one of the program’s publications: The Archive, The
Cavalier, Northeast Today, Cavalier Journal, or Cav News from the Cavplex. Some students begin to take leadership
roles on these student-led publications. Interested students can explore a variety of media-related careers through
several shadowing experiences. Students must have a C average to continue in the program.

CM IV–Senior Media Management
Fourth-year students polish their skills by working on one of the program’s publications: The Archive, The Cavalier,
Northeast Today, Cavalier Journal, or Cav News from the Cavplex. Seniors serve in leadership positions on these
student-led publications. Students interested in majoring in journalism in college can request an internship. Students
must have a C average to continue in the program.

Sports Broadcasting
The newest addition to CM is a focus on Sports Broadcasting. Students may enter the program in either ninth or
tenth grade; they may select to start the SB program after completing CM I or enter the SB program in tenth grade
without CM I. In the tenth grade, SB students study the history and rules governing football, basketball, baseball, and
soccer. In addition, students study the history of sports broadcasting from the radio era to television to the
development of sports networks and their role in modern broadcasting. There is an additional focus on the style of
presentation from the announcers, reporters, and commentators, as well as on video analysis of these sports programs.
During the Junior and Senior years, students learn broadcast techniques and form the basis of the sports broadcasting
team, including camera operators, commentators, color analysts, play-by-play announcers, spotters, sideline reporters,
sound technicians, and producers. This team will develop an ESPN-style program with live streaming of athletic
events, a weekly sports program broadcast to the community, and video, clips, and interviews for the Web and the
Morning News Show’s Sports Friday.



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Diploma Programme
In order to complete the IB Diploma requirements, students must complete the following course requirements:
     •     One course must be selected from each group, 1 – 5, and one additional course must be taken from either
           group 6 or from group 3 or 4. Most courses are two years in length.
     •     Three courses must be taken at higher level, but four courses may be taken at higher level if the student
           chooses.
     •     Three courses must be taken at standard level (two if the student is taking 4 HLs).
     •     All students must complete the Theory of Knowledge course taught over two years.
     •     All students must complete the Extended Essay.
     •     All students must complete 150 documented hours of Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).
           Please note, for some courses, AP testing will also be offered.

International Baccalaureate course offerings:
For course descriptions, please refer to the subject areas on the pages listed.

                Group                                     Grade                                      Course
1: Native Language                        11 and 12                               IB HL English
2: Foreign Language                       11 and 12                               IB Ab Initio French SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB French SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB German HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB German SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Spanish HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Spanish SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Latin SL
3: Individuals and Societies              11 and 12                               IB History of the Americas HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Psychology HL
                                          11 or 12                                IB Psychology SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Economics HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Economics SL
                                          11 or 12                                IB Information in a Global Society SL
4: Experimental Sciences                  11 and 12                               IB Biology HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Biology SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Chemistry HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Chemistry SL
                                          11 or 12                                IB Environmental Systems and Societies
                                                                                  SL
5: Mathematics                            11 and 12                               IB Math HL
                                          11 and 12 or 11 only                    IB Math SL (Students taking Honors Pre-
                                                                                  Calculus in grade 10 may take this course
                                          11 and 12                               as a one year SL)
                                                                                  IB Math Studies
6: Arts                                   11 and 12                               IB Dance HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Dance SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Film HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Film SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Theatre Arts HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Theatre Arts SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Visual Arts HL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Visual Arts SL
                                          11 and 12                               IB Music SL
TOK                                       11 and 12                               Theory of Knowledge (2nd semester
                                                                                  junior year, 1st senior)
EE                                        11                                      Extended Essay: Independent Study
CAS                                       11 and 12                               Creativity, Action, Service – 150 hours




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