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					COURSE SELECTION GUIDE
                                 2012-2013




                                    PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
                                    SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL


                      502 Philips Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania 16866
814-342-1521 (main) ~ 814-342-1523 (guidance) ~ 814-342-7521 (fax) ~ 814-339-WARN (tip line)
                                   www.pomounties.org/shs
The Guidance Department of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School has worked with the various academic
departments within the school to develop this booklet. We have provided descriptions of all courses offered in grades 9-
12. This information will enable parents and students to make informed educational choices. We encourage you to use
this as a plan for the four years your child is in high school. A form is provided in the back of the book for that purpose.


Students will be working with a counselor during their initial decision-making process. The counselor will help the
student evaluate his or her goals, abilities and interests and select possible courses to help him reach those goals. Parents
will be asked to review and revise these selections and return an approval form to the guidance office. We encourage
parents to call the counselor if any questions arise. Current eighth grade students will be working with the junior high
counselor.

The POSH Guidance Team

Mr. Jeffrey Hartmann, Principal
Mr. David Simcox, Assistant Principal

Mr. Doug Sankey, Counselor:                              Students currently or formerly on the Blue Team
Ms. Candace George Lane, Counselor:                      Students currently or formerly on White Team
Mrs. Kimberly Torres, Social Worker
Mrs. Patricia Richardson, Secretary


Philipsburg-Osceola Junior High School
814-342-4860 (main)

Mrs. Robin Stewart, Principal
Ms. Corrine Fagan, Counselor




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                                                                                       THE PLANNING PROCESS




Students are encouraged to utilize this booklet to develop a plan for their high school careers. This plan should be based
upon their career and educational goals and must allow for individual abilities, interests and aptitudes. This is a
developmental process and many students are not ready to make long-term plans at the end of eighth grade. During the
eighth grade scheduling process, students must select either the Traditional Academic Program or a Technical Careers
Program. During ninth grade, students will be able to evaluate their academic progress and will be introduced to the
various Career Pathways. In the spring of their ninth grade year, they will be asked to select a Career Pathway. This
selection will help them in course selection for the remainder of their high school.

Included within this booklet are sample descriptions of an Academic Program of Studies and a Technical Careers
Program of Studies. Included is a description of the six Career Pathways. These are meant to serve as samples.
Variations may be made. Students should feel free to discuss individualizing a program to meet their needs. However,
in preparing a plan, students should keep the following in mind:

    •    Students must meet the graduation requirements.
    •    Certain courses are blocked in to be taken during a specific year.
    •    Students in grades 10-12 are expected to select at least 6.5 credits each year. 9th Grade students are expected to schedule 7 credits.
    •    Students who fail a required course will be expected to take it during summer school. It may be repeated, or an approved substitute
         may be taken during the next school year if it fits the student’s schedule. Certain courses must be taken in sequence, so repeating the
         next year may not be an option.
    •    Students should carefully read the recommendations for course requirements. Attention should be paid to recommendations and
         prerequisites listed.

Students who select non-recommended courses often find these courses unsatisfactory. If students decide to drop a
course or request a schedule change at a later date, they often encounter problems. It may be difficult or impossible for
them to schedule an alternative course. It is very important to select the best long-range program of studies. The
guidance counseling staff is always available to provide extra help in this decision-making process.




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                                                               GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS



                                      CLASS OF 2013-2016 - 24 CREDITS

        ENGLISH                                                                   4 CREDITS

        MATH                                                                      4 CREDITS

        SCIENCE                                                                   4 CREDITS

        SOCIAL STUDIES                                                            4 CREDITS

        HEALTH                                                                    .5 CREDIT

        DRIVER ED. (Classroom)                                                    .25 CREDIT

        PHYSICAL ED.                                                              2 CREDITS (.5/ Year)

        ARTS/HUMANITIES*                                                          2 CREDITS

        FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCE                                                   .5 CREDIT

        OTHER ELECTIVES                                                           3.75 CREDITS


*Family/Consumer Science and World Cultures and History are considered part of this requirement.




                                      ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

•   Successful completion of the school to work graduation project.

•   The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA): All students must achieve either advanced or proficient
    level on the PSSA Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science tests. Students who do not achieve the required level
    in Grade 11 will have the opportunity to retake the test in Grade 12. If proficiency is not attained on the retest,
    students must demonstrate proficiency through local or state assessments.




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                                                                                     WEIGHTED GRADES
Grade weighting is a procedure used to compensate for the difficulty level of a selected group of courses. The weighted
average is used in determining class rank and honor roll. In our district the assigned weight for these courses is 1.05%
for accelerated classes, 1.1% for honors classes and 1.15% for AP Classes. The following courses are weighted:

   ACCELERATED CLASSES                       HONORS CLASSES                                AP CLASSES
        (Weighted 1.05%)                       (Weighted 1.10%)                          (Weighted 1.15%)
Pre-AP English 9                       Anatomy & Physiology                  AP Language & Composition
Pre-AP English 10                      Organic Chemistry                     AP Literature & Composition
                                                                             AP US History
                                                                             AP World History
                                                                             AP US Government
                                                                             AP Calculus AB
                                                                             AP Statistics
                                                                             AP Biology
                                                                             AP Chemistry
                                                                             AP Physics
                                                                             AP Spanish
                                                                             AP Macro Economics*
                                                                             AP Micro Economics*
                                                                             AP Psychology*
                                                                             (* Virtual Courses)



                                                                                                   AP COURSES
AP (Advanced Placement) courses are regular high school courses taught in the high school at the college level. These
classes have been reviewed and approved by the Educational Testing Service. AP courses allow students to take
rigorous college-level courses in high school. AP courses prepare students for the tests which are given to students
around the country. An AP Test (produced by Educational Testing Service) is given at the end of each course. Students
can earn actual college credits by scoring at a certain level on the tests.

There is a fee for taking the tests, and students may have to cover that cost. Students will be required to take
the test at the end of each AP course to receive the weight of 1.15% for the course. These classes are an excellent
way for students to earn college credits while taking their high school classes. We encourage all students who are up to
the challenge to select as many AP classes as they can handle. Please talk to a school counselor for further information
and consult Board Policy #147.

                                                                   DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES
Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District has entered into an agreement with Mount Aloysius College and Penn
Highlands Community College for Dual Enrollment. Other dual enrollment opportunities may develop. This program
allows students to earn college credit in high school for certain advanced level classes in the high school. A reduced
tuition rate is paid directly to the college. Talk to a school counselor for more information.


                                                                       POST-SECONDARY CLASSES
Students are permitted to enroll in college-level courses during the regular school day. Qualified students are
able to earn college credits and meet high school graduation requirements simultaneously. The program's
guidelines are available in the guidance office. Approval must be granted by one of the counselors prior to
enrollment.


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                                                                                          VIRTUAL CLASSES
Students may opt to take approved on-line coursework available to students through companies with whom the school
contracts. Students may consider a World Language or AP courses not offered at POHS. Online courses may NOT be
taken as a substitute for a course currently offered at POHS. Students must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible
and approved. There is an application process for any student interested in virtual courses available in the Guidance
Office.

•   One (1) full credit will be earned for courses that require one (1) period of time per day for an entire school year.
•   All AP courses offered through approved online providers will be worth one (1) credit.
•   Virtual coursework taken within the school day will be paid for and monitored by POHS. Such courses will also be
    included in rank/GPA/credit standing.
•   There will be two (2) options for credit/GPA/rank inclusion for online coursework taken outside the school day
    (including summer school coursework):


H ow do the courses work?

Virtual courses occur entirely over the Internet. The courses follow our schedule, and students have an assigned class
period and room for the class during the school day, just as they would for any other course. A “Teacher of Record” is
available to provide help and support for students as needed. Although there is no live meeting time with the classmates
and course instructor, the courses are geared to emphasize interaction between the teacher and other classmates.
Assignments are due at specified weekly intervals. Activities are student-centered, including discussions and group
activities. In a typical class students would read the assigned lessons, work on assignments and group projects, and
contribute, in writing, to class discussions. Other than the requirements to be in their scheduled classroom each day and
to meet the deadlines for assignments, students can work at times and places that are convenient for them. The classes
are asynchronous, meaning that there is no common time when everyone meets for class. Students in any one class can be
from all parts of the nation or world.

Courses available this year are:

    •    (236) AP Macro Economics
    •    (237) AP Micro Economics
    •    (238) AP Psychology
    •    (817) Chinese
    •    (818) Japanese
    •    (819) Latin
    •    (820) German




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                                                                                NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE
                                                                                       REGULATIONS

Any student who plans to attend college and participate in an organized sport must become familiar with the National
Collegiate Athletic Association's Eligibility Clearinghouse. Students can obtain information regarding NCAA
requirements at www.NCAAclearinghouse.net. The requirements that make a student eligible for participation in college
sports begin with course selections as early as 9th grade. Therefore, it is important for students to work with their high
school counselor to schedule the correct courses.

The NCAA requires all high schools to submit a yearly report that lists all of the school's academically oriented core
courses according to specific curriculum areas. These reports are then used as a cross-reference when a student submits
an eligibility request and a final senior year transcript. The NCAA requirements are based on a sliding scale, which
permits lower SAT or ACT scores if a higher GPA is attained. The GPA is determined by averaging grades from core
courses listed in the high school report. The number of core courses and the specific courses required vary for different
years of graduation.

Eligibility is denied to students whose GPA or SAT scores fall below the standard. It is also denied to students who
have not taken the required core courses. An updated list of approved courses will be available in the guidance office or
at the NCAA website at the beginning of the new school year. Students should submit a preliminary application to the
Clearinghouse after the completion of their junior year of high school. A final transcript must be filed after graduation.




                                                      FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORE TEAMING
In order to facilitate the transition to high school, every 9th grade student is assigned to a team of teachers who will teach
their four major subjects: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. These teachers will work with students, parents
and counselors to ensure each student’s success. Students will be assigned to a Flex Period with one of the team
teachers. During this time, students may complete homework, work on special projects or meet with a team teacher for
extra help. Students will be expected to keep an Agenda with their homework assignments listed.

Sophomores will remain on the same team when they advance to 10th grade. Their four core teachers still work as a team
to assure student success, but sophomores do not have a Flex period.


                                                                                                           ADVISORY
Each student in the high school is assigned to an advisory group for all four years of high school with the same teacher.
This small group periodically meets throughout the year. Several times each year, an Advisory session is held to work
with students on career development, academic goal setting and other Graduation Project topics.




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                                                                          ACADEMIC PROGRAM OF STUDIES

The Academic Program of Studies is recommended for students who plan to pursue a four-year college degree or selected two year
college programs in the engineering or medical fields.

 CRS.         GRADE 9                             CREDITS               CRS.       GRADE 11                        CREDITS
 NO.                                                                    NO.
 119/129      ENGLISH 9 or PRE-AP                 1.00                  121/127    ENGLISH 11 or AP LANGUAGE       1.00
              ENGLISH 9                                                            & COMPOSITION
 210          U.S. AND PA HISTORY 9               1.00                  235        MODERN AMERICAN & PA            1.00
                                                                                   HISTORY OR OTHER AP
                                                                                   SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
              MATH CLASS*                         1.00                             MATH CLASS*                     1.00

 417/492      EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE               1.00                  421/490    CHEMISTRY or AP CHEMISTRY       1.00 OR
              or                                                                                                   2.00
              AP ENVIRONMENTAL
              SCIENCE
 801/810      FRENCH I or SPANISH I or            1.00                  462        CAREER ELECTIVE                 1 OR 2
               VIRTUAL LANGUAGE
 020          HEALTH                              0.50                             A PHYSICAL EDUCATION             .50
                                                                                   COURSE
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                0.50                             ELECTIVE(S)                     1 OR 2
              COURSE
 110          IMT LITERACY                        0.25
 041          STUDY SKILLS                        0.25

 CRS.         GRADE 10                            CREDITS               CRS.       GRADE 12                        CREDITS
 NO.                                                                    NO.
 120/130      ENGLISH 10 or PRE- AP               1.00                  122/127    ENGLISH 12 /AP LANGUAGE &       1.00
              ENGLISH 10                                                /          COMPOSITION/
                                                                        132        or AP LITERATURE &
                                                                                   COMPOSITION
 211/234      WORLD HISTORY &                     1.00                  207        AMERICAN LIFE OR OTHER AP       1.00
              CULTURES 10 or AP                                                    SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
              WORLD HISTORY
              MATH CLASS*                         1.00                             MATH CLASS*                     1.00

 420/491      BIOLOGY or AP BIOLOGY               1.00 OR               422/       PHYSICS or AP PHYSICS           1.00 OR
                                                  2.00                  435                                        2.00
 802/811      FRENCH II or SPANISH II or          1.00                             CAREER ELECTIVE                 1 OR 2
              VIRTUAL LANGUAGE
 030          DRIVER EDUCATION                      .5                  010        A PHYSICAL EDUCATON             .5
                                                                                   COURSE
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                  .5                             ELECTIVE(S)                     1 OR 2
              COURSE
              ELECTIVES                           1 OR 2

    *See chart on page 11 for appropriate math sequences.
    **Students may meet the Family & Consumer Science requirement in grades 10, 11 or 12.




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                                                         TECHNICAL CAREER PROGRAM OF STUDIES
The Technical Careers Program of Studies is recommended for students who plan to attend a two-year college, a technical or trade
school, enter the military or go directly into the work force. Students should select the courses that best meet their individual goals.
Those students who plan to enroll in a two or four-year college program in engineering, math, science or health-related areas should
take the higher-level math and science courses listed in the Academic Program of Studies.

 CRS.         GRADE 9                             CREDITS               CRS.      GRADE 11                                  CREDITS
 NO.                                                                    NO.
 119/129      ENGLISH 9 or                        1.00                  121/127   ENGLISH 11 or AP LANGUAGE                 1.00
              PRE-AP ENGLISH 9**                                                  & COMPOSITION
 210          U.S. AND PA HISTORY 9               1.00                  235       MODERN AMERICAN & PA                      1.00
                                                                                  HISTORY OR OTHER AP
                                                                                  SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
              MATH CLASS*                         1.00                            MATH CLASS*                               1.00
 417/492      EARTH AND SPACE                     1.00                  421/490   CHEM. OR AP CHEMISTRY                     1.00 OR
              SCIENCE or                                                                                                    2.00
              AP ENVIRONMENTAL
              SCIENCE
 020          HEALTH                              .5                              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                       .5
                                                                                  COURSE
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                .5                              ELECTIVES                                 2 OR 3
              COURSE
 110          IMT LITERACY                        .25
 041          STUDY SKILLS                        .25
              ELECTIVES                           1.00 OR
                                                   2.00

 CRS.         GRADE 10                            CREDITS               CRS.      GRADE 12                                  CREDITS
 NO.                                                                    NO.
 120/130      ENGLISH 10 or                       1.00                  122/127   ENGLISH 12/AP LANGUAGE &                  1.00
              PRE-AP ENGLISH 10**                                       /         COMPOSITION/ or AP
                                                                        132       LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
 211/234      WORLD HISTORY &                     1.00                  207       AMERICAN LIFE OR OTHER AP                 1.00
              CULTURES 10 or AP                                                   SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
              WORLD HISTORY
              MATH CLASS*                         1.00                            MATH CLASS*                               1.00
 420/490      BIOLOGY or AP BIOLOGY               1.00 OR                         SCIENCE COURSE                            1.00
                                                  2.00
 030          DRIVER ED                            .5                             A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                       .5
                                                                                  COURSE
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                  .5                            ELECTIVES                                 2 OR 3
              COURSE
              ELECTIVES                           2 OR 3
    *See chart on page 11 for appropriate math sequences.
    **Students may meet the Family & Consumer Science requirement in grades 10, 11 or 12.




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                                                   VOCATIONAL CAREERS PROGRAM OF STUDIES
Students who choose to attend the vocational careers programs offered at the Clearfield County Career and Technical Center spend
either their mornings or afternoons at that school. Because of the time requirements of these programs, students must carefully plan
to meet all graduation requirements. Any failed courses must be repeated and may have to be taken during summer school.
Generally, students begin their vocational program during their junior year. The Cosmetology Course is three years in length and is
begun during the sophomore year.

 CRS.         GRADE 9                               CREDITS               CRS.      GRADE 11                                     CREDITS
 NO.                                                                      NO.
 119/129      ENGLISH 9 OR PRE-AP                   1.00                  121/127   ENGLISH 11 or AP LANGUAGE                    1.00
              ENGLISH 9**                                                           & COMPOSITION
 210          U.S. AND PA HISTORY 9                 1.00                            MATH COURSE*                                 1.00
              MATH COURSE*                          1.00                            SCIENCE COURSE                               1.00
 417/492      EARTH AND SPACE                       1.00                            VOCATIONAL COURSE                            3.00
              SCIENCE or
              AP ENVIRONMENTAL
              SCIENCE
 020          HEALTH                                .5                    209       AMER. LIFE (A)                                .5
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                  .5                              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                          .5
              COURSE                                                                COURSE
 110          IMT LITERACY                          .25
 041          STUDY SKILLS                          .25
              ELECTIVES                             1.00 OR
                                                    2.00

 CRS.         GRADE 10                              CREDITS               CRS.      GRADE 12                                     CREDITS
 NO.                                                                      NO.
 120/130      ENGLISH 10 or PRE- AP                 1.00                  122/127   ENGLISH 12/AP LANGUAGE &                     1.00
              ENGLISH 10                                                  /         COMPOSITION/AP
                                                                          132       LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
 211/234      WORLD HISTORY &                       1.00                  235       MODERN AM. & PA HISTORY                      1.00
              CULTURES 10 or                                                        OR
              AP WORLD HISTORY                                                      OTHER AP SOCIAL STUDIES
                                                                                    CLASS
              MATH COURSE*                          1.00                            VOCATIONAL MATH                              1.00
 420/490      BIOLOGY or AP BIOLOGY                 1.00 OR                         VOCATIONAL SCIENCE                           1.00
                                                    2.00
 030          DRIVER EDUCATION                       .5                             VOCATIONAL COURSE                            1.00
              A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                   .5                   213       AMERICAN LIFE (B)                             .5
              COURSE
 564          FAMILY & CONSUMER                      .5                             A PHYSICAL EDUCATION                          .5
              SCIENCE 1A***                                                         COURSE
              ELECTIVES                             2.00
    *See chart on page 11 for appropriate math sequences.
    ***Students may meet the Family & Consumer Science requirement in grades 10, 11, or 12. However, it is preferable that a student
    planning on attending the Clearfield County Career and Technical Center complete this requirement in 10th grade.




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                                                  RECOMMENDED SCIENCE SEQUENCES
This chart is offered to help students and parents select the appropriate science course. Parents are encouraged to
discuss individual course selection with the student’s counselor or science teacher.

COURSE OF STUDY                  9TH GRADE                 10TH GRADE           11TH GRADE             12TH GRADE
                               EARTH & SPACE
    VOCATIONAL                    SCIENCE
                                                            BIOLOGY                                   VOCATIONAL
      CAREERS                        OR
                                                                OR              CHEMISTRY               SCIENCE
  (Students attending                AP
                                                           AP BIOLOGY                                   CREDIT*
the CCCTC programs)           ENVIRONMENTAL
                                  SCIENCE
                               EARTH & SPACE                                                           PHYSICS,
                                  SCIENCE                                       CHEMISTRY           ENVIRONMENTA
                                                            BIOLOGY
    TECHNICAL                        OR                                            OR                      L
                                                                OR
     CAREERS                         AP                                            AP                  STUDIES
                                                           AP BIOLOGY
                              ENVIRONMENTAL                                     CHEMISTRY                 OR
                                  SCIENCE                                                             AP PHYSICS
                               EARTH & SPACE
                                  SCIENCE                                       CHEMISTRY
                                                            BIOLOGY                                     PHYSICS
                                     OR                                            OR
  COLLEGE PREP                                                  OR                                         OR
                                     AP                                            AP
                                                           AP BIOLOGY                                  AP PHYSICS
                              ENVIRONMENTAL                                     CHEMISTRY
                                  SCIENCE


                                     AP
  ACCELERATED                                                                      AP
                              ENVIRONMENTAL                AP BIOLOGY                                  AP PHYSICS
  COLLEGE PREP                                                                  CHEMISTRY
                                  SCIENCE


*Students who complete two years at the CCCTC will be awarded one science credit.



                                                       RECOMMENDED MATH SEQUENCES
     9TH GRADE                   10TH GRADE                11TH GRADE                        12TH GRADE

                                                                                  PRECALCULUS, STATISTICS OR
     ALGEBRA 1                   GEOMETRY                  ALGEBRA 2
                                                                                        VO-TECH MATH


                                                         PRECALCULUS                 STATISTICS,CALCULUS,
     GEOMETRY                    ALGEBRA 2
                                                                                 AP CALCULUS, OR AP STATISTICS

                                                          STATISTICS,
                                                                                         STATISTICS,
                                                          CALCULUS,
     ALGEBRA 2                 PRECALCULUS                                                CALCULUS,
                                                       AP CALCULUS, OR
                                                                                 AP CALCULUS, OR AP STATISTICS
                                                        AP STATISTICS




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                                                                                                                      ART


708 DRAWING (Grades 9-12) Let me guess. You can’t even draw a stick figure? Then this is the perfect class for you!
We will begin with the basics, i.e. how to use a pencil, and each lesson will build upon previously learned concepts. Over
the course of this class, you may become familiar with such artistic mediums as graphite and ebony, charcoal, pen and
ink, colored pencil, pastels, conte crayon, and scratchboard. You may delve into such subjects as still life, perspective,
landscape, portraiture, reference drawing, anatomy and figure studies, calligraphy, and 2-D design. All exercises will
incorporate aspects of the elements of art and the principals of design while enticing the imagination and building skill!
(1 Semester- .5 credit)


709 ADVANCED DRAWING (Grades 9-12) Got drawing skills? This is the class for you! It is designed to enhance
and refine the drawing skills you’ve developed in Drawing 1, becoming more conceptual and imaginative. You will
concentrate on more life drawing, skill building exercises, aesthetics, criticism, and anatomy. Most of your work will be
independently driven while concentrating on the elements of art and principals of design.
(1 Semester- .5 credit) Prerequisite: Drawing


 710 PAINTING (Grades 9-12) Need some color in your life? This class will be an exciting exploration of the
fundamentals of painting techniques, applications and mediums, and color theory! It is designed to begin with the basics
and build upon previously learned concepts. Over the course of this class, you will become familiar with a variety of
painting mediums, such as: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, inks, and pastels while utilizing a variety of surfaces. Subject
matter may include portraits, still life, landscape, plein air painting, and design. All exercises will incorporate aspects of
the elements of art and the principals of design while enticing the imagination and building skill!
(1 Semester- .5 credit)


711 ADVANCED PAINTING (Grades 9-12) Got painting skills? This class is designed to enhance and refine the
painting skills you’ve developed in Drawing 1, becoming more conceptual and imaginative. You will concentrate on
more painting from life, skill building exercises, aesthetics, criticism, and color theory. Most of your work will be
independently driven while concentrating on the elements of art and principals of design. PREREQUSITE: PAINTING
(1 Semester- .5 credit)


716 3D DESIGN (Grades 9-12) Want to play with clay? Pour a mold? Solder? This class is for the hands-on learners
out there who appreciate the craftsmanship of tangible and functional art. This class will give you the fundamental skills
necessary to think spatially by creating three-dimensional forms “in the round” using a variety of mediums. You will
learn the introductory techniques of hand building (coil and slab construction) and wheel-thrown ceramics, stained glass,
reductive and additive sculpture, mixed media, and/or paper sculpture.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


717 ADVANCED 3D DESIGN (Grades 9-12) Got Sculpting skills? This class is designed to enhance and refine the
building skills you’ve developed in 3-D Design 1, becoming more conceptual and imaginative. You will work in a variety
of mediums such as: clay, glass, wood, wire, paper, mixed media, and metals. You will explore another level of sculptural
subjects and movements, such as: environmental sculpture, installation, figurative work, and conceptual work. Most of
your work will be independently driven while concentrating on the elements of art and principals of design.
(1 Semester- .5 credit) Prerequisite: 3D Design




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712 PORTFOLIO PREP (Grades 11-12) Are you serious about the arts? This is absolutely the class for you! This
year-long course will help find your path and independently prepare your artist’s portfolio while learning about
aesthetics, presentation, editing, and exhibitions. This course is flexible and can be tailored to your needs. Expectations
are high and outside of class work is likely. Visits to museums and local colleges are probable.
(2 Semesters--1 credit) Prerequisite: 2D Design, Drawing and Painting


720 COMPUTER GRAPH ICS I (Grades 9-12) The computer age has also hit the art world. In Graphic Design
students will get a good background in Adobe Photoshop, the premiere image editing tool in graphics today. Projects
include collage, portraiture, advertising, DVD covers, CD covers, and many more. Other items learned include scanning,
printing, and experience with graphic tablets. Basic art principles guide each lesson as to not ignore the artistic qualities
embedded in the graphic arts. Freeware graphic applications are also learned in this class for students who cannot obtain
their own Photoshop software.
(1 semester- .5 credit) Prerequisite(s): Drawing OR Painting OR 2D Design


721 COMPUTER GRAPH ICS II (Grades 9-12) In the second level of Graphics, projects become more advanced as
functionality and creativity become key factors. More work with printing, scanning, and tablets is expected at a higher
level as well as a higher understanding of art principles. Even some graphics to benefit the school and community are
expected. The competition in the field of Graphic Arts is constantly increasing as its’ place in the 21st century workforce
has become apparent. This class, along with its’ prerequisite, helps prepare students for a future in the graphic arts world
as well as provide them with some essential computer knowledge.
(1 semester-.5 credit) Prerequisite: Computer Graphics


703 2D DESIGN (Grades 9-12) In this class, the emphasis is not necessarily on method or accuracy, but focuses more
on composition, principles, elements, criticism, and aesthetics. The class serves as an introduction on how the two-
dimensional art world is all around from advertising, to animation, traditional art, abstract art, etc… The principles of
design and art elements will serve as the overriding factors in determining projects which will encompass the
representational, non-representational, abstract, and many other forms of art. This is as a great entry point in
determining if the visual arts would be a long term interest for students.
(1 semester-.5 credit)




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                                               BUSINESS, COMPUTERS & INFORMATION
                                                                      TECHNOLOGY




601 BUSINESS EXPLORATION (Grades 9-12) is offered to all students and provides an opportunity to learn about
the high school business curriculum and career opportunities in business. Students study: different economic systems,
types of business, careers in our economy, labor and government, banking, credit, savings, fiscal management and the
stock market.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


605 ACCOUNTING I (Grades 10-12) provides students with an opportunity to learn about everyday business activities
and to prepare themselves for employment in business. This course serves the important general education need of
helping students to discover an interest or an aptitude for accounting as a profession. It is excellent preparation for
college accounting courses. A practice set is used to illustrate the principles studied and give the students realistic
accounting experience.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


615 LAW (Grades 11 & 12) is offered to all students. Business law affects each of us on a daily basis, whether we are
buying a car, applying for credit, obtaining a job or renting an apartment. A solid understanding of how business law
affects us can help us from making costly mistakes. Students study: contracts, insurance, real estate, wills and estates,
sales contracts, consumer protection, employment rules, banking laws, and the stock market.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


616 ACCOUNTING II (Grades 11-12) will increase the competency of the student who has a career objective in the
accounting profession. The course is specifically designed for students who wish to gain an entry-level job or those who
wish to major in accounting in college. During the course, students will complete a practice set and work with a
microcomputer.
(2 semesters-1 credit) Prerequisite: Accounting I


621 COMPUTER PROCESSING (Grades 9-12) will teach students to use word processing, spreadsheet and
presentation software to do various tasks. Real-world application jobs will be completed after each unit to demonstrate
knowledge of each area. In addition, the course will also present career portfolio documents, including resumes, letters
of application, and employment applications. Internet use and safety will also be discussed and various tasks will be
assigned to gather useful, reliable information from the Internet.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


633 PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC (Grades 10-12) introduces the fastest growing and most popular
programming language, Visual BASIC. Visual BASIC is not only a programming language, but is also a complete
graphical environment that allows the user—with little programming experience—to quickly develop useful Windows-
based applications. The course will include step-by-step exercises that introduce new concepts followed by meaningful
projects that reinforce those concepts. Good problem-solving or logical thinking skills are necessary to succeed in this
course.
(2 semesters - 1 credit) Prerequisite: Computer Literacy.




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641 DESKTOP PUBLISH ING (DTP) (10-12) teaches the process of electronically combining pictures or graphics
with word processor documents. Some applications of DTP include journals, newsletters, reports, advertisements,
promotional flyers, letterheads, forms, announcements, invitations, class materials, menus, scripts, resumes, posters, and
books. Several class projects are also done throughout the year. (1 semester-.5 credit) Prerequisite: Computer Processing.


600 PC SYSTEMS, REPAIR, and NETWORKING (Grades 9-12) enable students to become familiar with
configuring, installing, repairing, upgrading, diagnosing, networking, and maintaining microcomputers. This will be
accomplished through lab-based projects, which include disassembling and assembling a PC; identifying major
components; performing preventative maintenance; using a multi-meter to test circuits; maintaining a mouse and
keyboard; backing up files; configuring a control panel; and networking.
(1 semester - .5 credit)




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                                                                                                           ENGLISH
110 IMT LITERACY (Grade 9) This course would provide instruction and guidance on how to use information, media,
and technology efficiently and ethically. It will prepare students to use library media centers and information resources
(Internet, print, and other media). The focus will be on where to locate and access information, how to apply a research
model, how to use advanced search strategies, how to evaluate sources critically, and how to use the information legally
and ethically.
(1 marking period - .25 credit)


119 ENGLISH 9 (Grade 9) is designed to challenge a freshman who is planning to enroll in the academic or business
curriculum. The course will focus on writing, literature, grammar and usage rules, and vocabulary. Composition
instruction will include the five-paragraph essay form as well as the three modes of writing: descriptive, narrative, and
persuasive. Research skills will be developed through the completion of a research project. In addition, students will
read various genres of literature to improve comprehension as well as vocabulary.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


120 ENGLISH 10 (Grade 10) includes units in grammar, writing, vocabulary, spelling, and literature. Grammar studies
are coordinated with writing, and the teacher and text emphasize clear, effective communication. Journal writing, essays,
themes, and out-of-class writings challenge students to discover the clearest, most effective ways to express themselves.
Vocabulary and spelling skills are studied weekly. Literary offerings encompass an English novel, selected short stories,
and plays in which vocabulary is emphasized in conjunction with the readings as well as questioning and reading
comprehension strategies. Note taking and discussion of literature are also emphasized.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


121 ENGLISH 11 (Grade 11) presents five major areas of study: writing, vocabulary, research skills, literature, and
usage. Grammatical constructions are coordinated with writing skills. Composition units emphasize the writing process,
exposition analysis, and research paper writing. Students complete two research projects. American novels studied in
this class include (but are not limited to) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby.
Other special projects or units may be added.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


122 ENGLISH 12 (Grade 12) consists of composition, vocabulary, literature, and grammar. Compositions are
developed around assigned topics. Vocabulary Workshop is used for the vocabulary unit. Literature selections include
works by British writers in several genres from various literary periods. Outside readings for reviews and analysis are
from a prepared list.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


129 PRE- AP ENGLISH 9 (Grade 9) is designed to challenge freshmen who have demonstrated superior writing,
reading and grammatical skills and who are enrolling in the academic curriculum. Like English I Academic, this class will
focus on writing, literature, grammar and usage rules, and vocabulary; however, more advanced concepts will be studied
and mastered. Research skills will be developed through the completion of a research project. In addition, this course
will supplement the literature text with several novels. This course is weighted 1.05%.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


130 PRE-AP ENGLISH 10 (Grade 10) is an extension of English I Accelerated and is designed to continue preparing
advanced students for Honors Writing, AP English, and future college level work. The class will include some of the
literature, grammar and vocabulary from Academic English II; however, Accelerated English II will also focus on
American literature, more intense analytical writing, research writing and an introduction to argumentation. This course
is weighted 1.05%.
(2 semesters-1credit)



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127 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (Grades 11 & 12) AP Language and
Composition "engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in
becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make
students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way
genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing” (AP Central, 2011).

 The course is organized thematically, wherein each unit of reading and writing is governed by a larger concept including,
but not limited to Education, Community, Nature and Popular Culture. Learners will critique, analyze, and discuss non-
fiction selected from a diverse range of writers, and use the art of rhetoric to adopt and defend positions on topics
personal, local, and global. Although some fiction and dramatic excerpts may be used for the purposes of analysis,
Language and Composition focuses primarily on the use of effective language as a tool for communication and
persuasion rather than examining its role in literature. Students must take the Advanced Placement Language and
Literature test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
 (2 semesters-1 credit)


132 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE & COMPOSITION (Grade 12) is designed to be the
culminating experience for highly motivated, college bound academic seniors. Students who elect this course will be
expected to follow a rigorous reading schedule from a wide range of literary selections, including units on poetry, drama,
novels, short stories and non-fiction. They will also be expected to provide in-depth literary analysis of these selections,
including an evaluation of current and classic literary critique. Students must take the AP exam. Throughout the year,
students will be preparing to take the AP exam in the spring. This exam provides the potential of earning college credit
for students who score well. Students must take the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition test in
May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


142 TH EATER ARTS (Grades 10-12) is a year- long course centered on all aspects of theater—publicity, props, props,
scenery, set design, lighting, stage crew, costume, program, etc. and performance.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


143 YEARBOOK & JOURNALISM (Grades 9-12) Yearbook and Journalism is designed to offer students an
experience in photography, journalism, technology integration, and business management. Students will explore the art
of storytelling without words through photography and photojournalism. Likewise, students will uncover the elements of
journalistic writing by developing an understanding of reporting, writing, editing, publishing, and promoting news while
producing the high school’s digital newspaper and publishing the yearbook. While developing as leaders in a global
community, students will embrace the challenge of learning more about the use of 21st century technology and tools with
publication. Lastly, students will manage communication and networking, timelines and deadlines, advertisements and
budgets, and continue to strive to become forward-thinkers with problem solving.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


144 PUBLIC SPEAKING (Grades 9-12) Students will increase their confidence in and effectiveness of public speaking
for a variety of purposes and occasions. Students will practice preparing and presenting speeches including special
occasion, impromptu, informative, persuasive, and personal experience. Students will study, interpret, and emulate
famous public speakers with a focus on developing and practicing strategies for speech development and organization,
anxiety reduction, delivery, and active listening.
(1 semester-.5 credit)




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141 CREATIVE WRITING (Grades 10-12) This semester-long course focuses on writing for publication in creative
fiction, specifically short stories and prose. Students will keep a daily writing journal for ideas and inspirations, as well as
in-class writing exercises. Students will learn to read like a writer, analyzing fiction for the elements that make it excel so
they may use the same techniques in their own writing. The first quarter will focus on the elements of a short story—
namely characterization, setting, dialogue and plot. The second quarter will focus on compiling the first quarter material
into a full short story or novella and implementing revision and editing techniques to create a publishable piece of
writing. Students will also learn how to publish their work by researching agents, literary magazines, and publishers and
their submission requirements. Students will submit their final project to at least one professional venue at the end of the
course. Students must complete ninth grade English to sign up for this elective.
(1 semester-.5 credit)




                                                              FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE




564 FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES IA (Grades 10-12) is a semester course required for all students for
graduation. The course will offer living skills including finance and resource management. Balancing family, work and
community is part of the family living unit. Parenting, prenatal development and infant care are taught in the Child
Development unit. This course is a pre-requisite for FCS 1B. Food Science is not part of this course.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


566 FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE 1B ( Grades 10-12) offers additional living skills in the 4 areas of FCS.
The food science unit includes nutrition, labeling, meal planning and food preparation. A textiles and housing unit is
part of the consumerism unit. A craft or garment project is required.
(1 semester-.5 credit) Prerequisite: FCS 1A




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                                                               HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION,
                                                               DRIVER EDUCATION & SAT PREP



0021 PH YSICAL CONDITIONING- (Grades 9-12) Course will be intensive and high energy; it will focus on the
development of the five aspects of health related fitness: Muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed, agility, and
flexibility. Facilities: Gymnasium, fitness center/weight room, wrestling room, rock wall, track.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


0022 TEAM SPORTS (Grades 9-12) Course will focus on the development of the team concept; students working
together to achieve a common goal. Activities: Soccer, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture-the-flag, Engleball,
Speedball, Basketball, Volleyball, Whiffleball, Softball. Facilities: Gymnasium, Baseball field, soccer field.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


0023 LIFETIME ACTIVITIES (Grades 9-12) Course will focus on activities that can be enjoyed throughout the
students’ lifetime and also promote a healthy lifestyle. Activities: Golf, Croquet, Walking, Badminton, Bowling, Table
Tennis, Rock Wall climbing, etc. Facilities: Gymnasium, Outdoor fields, Rock wall, Track.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


0024 STAYING FIT (Grades 9- 12) A low intensity course that will focus on students that wish to improve their overall
level of health. Activities: Walking/Jogging, Cycling (stationary bikes in F.C.), Aerobics, etc. Facilities: Gymnasium,
Fitness Center, Wresting room, Track.
(1 semester- .5 credit)


030 DRIVER EDUCATION (Grade 10) is offered as a two-part program. The first part takes place in the classroom
and covers the theories of driving. The second part of driver education is optional and consists of applying the
classroom skills in the car. Students without a license are taught how to drive safely; licensed drivers receive
reinforcement of safe, defensive driving skills. Students who successfully complete both classes receive a certificate that
is honored by most insurance carriers.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


040 SAT PREP (Grades 10-12) is a 9 week course designed to teach students to score their best on the SAT I. This
course helps students get over the fear of taking standardized tests. The best time to take the SAT Prep Course is the
sophomore or junior year. This course includes such topics as test taking strategies, test vocabulary, and math refresher.
The purpose of the course is to give the student an advantage in college admissions and scholarships.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


041 STUDY SKILLS This course will be part of the ninth grade flex rotation. This course will focus on effective
communication skills, interpersonal skills, developing study skills and test taking skills, and choosing a career path to fit
individual interests and abilities.
(1 marking period-.25 credit)




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011 ADAPTIVE PH YS. ED. (Grades 9-12) This course is designed for any POHS student who wishes to pursue
Physical Education credit due to a physical injury, as noted by a physician’s note, OR as part of the Marching Band.
Students involved in marching band must document a minimum of 60 hours over an 18 week period of physical activity.
The 60 hours will be prorated for students that have less than 18 weeks for Adaptive Physical Education (Example of
Prorating: A student completes 12 weeks of regular physical education and is then placed in Adaptive Physical Education
due to injury. The student will then have to document 20 hours of physical activity instead of the 60 hours). Students
will be expected to maintain a personal fitness log of activities completed during the course. Students are responsible to
schedule two appointments with the adaptive physical education teacher to act as a checkpoint and a final evaluation of
the log. Students are to present fitness log and record of participation to the adaptive physical education teacher upon
competition of the course.

For students wishing to pursue credit for Marching Band, the following criteria must be fulfilled.
           1. Complete Marching Band Camp AND
           2. Complete the Marching Band season AND
           3. Enroll in either Symphonic Band and/or Jazz Band AND
           4. Cannot schedule a study hall AND
           5. Will receive a grade and credit for either physical education OR band if the students fall below the 60 hour
                 minimum and/or does not complete the fitness log AND
           6. Will need to schedule a regular physical education class if the student does not complete Marching Band
                 Camp, the Marching Band season and/or drops Symphonic and/or Jazz Band
(1 semester-.5 credit)


020 H EALTH (Grade 9 or 10) includes the following units: becoming an educated health consumer; drugs, alcohol and
tobacco; human growth and development, preventing chronic disease and choosing a healthy diet. Students also
complete a CPR unit that provides an opportunity to become CPR certified.
(1 semester-.5 credit)




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                                                                                                 MATHEMATICS


329 ALGEBRA I (Grades 9-10) is the foundation of all future academic math selections. Through learning fundamental
algebraic concepts (operations with positive and negative numbers, operations with polynomials, equation solving, etc.),
students develop into independent problem solvers.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


314 GEOMETRY (Grade 9)/327 GEOMETRY (Grade 10-12) enhances a student’s inductive and deductive reasoning
skills through discovering, proving, and applying concepts in Euclidean geometry. Concepts are parallel lines and planes;
congruent, right, and similar triangles; polygons; circles; areas and volumes; geometric constructions; and coordinate
geometry.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


333 ALGEBRA II (Grade 10)/ 399 ALGEBRA 2 (Grade 11-12) reviews the fundamental concepts learned in Algebra
I and develops new concepts such as linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions with their transformations and radicals.
Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving techniques that utilize algebraic skills.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


335 PRECALCULUS (Grade 11)/ 316 PRECALCULUS (Grade 12) is designed for students in the academic
curriculum planning to attend a four year college. Topics include: higher-level algebra concepts, basic circular and
trigonometric functions with graphs, exponential and log functions with applications and analytic geometry.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


334 CALCULUS (Grade 12) is designed for students in the academic curriculum planning to take calculus at the college
level. Topics include analytical geometry, limits, and differentiation and integration with applications. Prerequisite:
Advanced Algebra/ Trigonometry.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


342 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for the AP
Calculus AB Exam. It is for students who are willing to do college-level work in calculus. Students should be prepared to
work with functions in a variety of ways- graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. They must understand the
connections among these representations. Topics will include, but are not limited to analysis of graphs, limits of
functions, asymptotic and unbounded behavior,, continuity as a property of functions, the concept of derivative,
derivative at a point and as a function, second derivatives, computation and applications of derivatives, interpretation
and properties of definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques and application of
antidifferentiation, and numerical approximations to definite integrals. Students must take the Advanced Placement
Calculus AB test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit) Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus.




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370 STATISTICS (Grade 11 & 12)
The purpose of the course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing
and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:

1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

371 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS (Grade 12) is designed for students who wish to do college-level
work in statistics. It will include topics on data analysis and probability. Students will be expected to conduct
independent projects that will involve explorations into project design, data gathering and organization, data treatment,
and statistical reporting of the findings. A project for each quarter will be selected to reflect the statistics being studied at
the time. The course will also emphasize the use of technology in data analysis, both with calculators capable of statistical
reporting and graphing, and with relevant statistical software in a computer lab setting. Each student is expected to take
the Advanced Placement exam through College Board for possible college credit. Students must take the Advanced
Placement Probability and Statistics test in May (at their expense) to receive the weighting of 1.15% and
receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit) Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus.


943 ALGEBRA 1 SUPPORT This course will reinforce concepts of Algebra 1 at a slower pace. The curriculum will
include topics of Algebra 1- fundamental algebraic concepts. Placement in this course is based on student’s prior
performance in math.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


930 GEOMETRY SUPPORT This course will reinforce concepts taught in Geometry at a slower pace. Placement in
this course is based on student’s prior performance in math.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


957 ALGEBRA 2 SUPPORT This course will reinforce concepts taught in Algebra 2 at a slower pace. Placement in
this course is based on student’s prior performance in math.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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                                                                                                              MUSIC
754 MUSIC H ISTORY (Grades 9-12) is an overview of many kinds of music. Students will study music from all
periods of music history including American musical theater and jazz.
(1 semester-.5 credit)

755 MUSIC TH EORY and COMPOSITION (Grades 9-12) is a class for students who want to learn to read and
write music.
(1 semester-.5 credit)

757 VOICE LESSONS (Grades 10-12) is a non-performing class, but students will be required to sing in class.
Students will develop their repertoire and prepare for college and/or future auditions.
(1 semester-.5 credit)

760 CH ORUS (Grades 9-12) is a performing vocal group, which will sing many styles of music from early to
contemporary time periods. Students will be taught vocal production, music theory and perceptive listening skills.
Performance attendance is mandatory.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

762 SELECT CH ORUS (Grades 10-12) is an upper level performance class, which will perform four-part music
accompanied, and acappella. This class will perform at community functions during and outside of school. Enrollment
in this class is by audition only.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

763 WOMEN’S CH ORUS (Grades 1-12) is a performance group for women’s voices. The chorus will perform at in-
school and out-of-school functions. Performance attendance is mandatory. Enrollment in this class is by audition only.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

770 SYMPH ONIC BAND (Grades 9-12) The Symphonic Band performs music of various styles. All instruments are
welcome and students of all ability levels are encouraged to participate. The Symphonic Band will perform a minimum
of two concerts a year (winter and spring) and additional concerts may be added (pops concert, broadway concert, jazz
concert, etc.). Students will perfect skills in: articulation, embouchure, posture, breathing, dynamics, phrasing, tone,
performance. *For students wishing to receive Physical Education credit, please see 011 Adaptive Physical Education
course description.
(2 semesters, alternating days-.5 credit)

771 JAZZ BAND (Grades 9-12) The Jazz Band performs music in styles such as: swing, blues, rock, pop, latin, and
bebop. All instruments are welcome and students of all ability levels are encouraged to participate. Students who play
(or are interested in learning to play) guitar, bass guitar, piano, drum set are especially encouraged to participate. The
Jazz Band performs in school and in the community. Jazz competitions may be added. Students will perfect skills in:
style, improvisation, articulation, embouchure, posture, breathing, dynamics, phrasing, tone, performance. *For students
wishing to receive Physical Education credit, please see 011 Adaptive Physical Education course description.
(2 semesters, alternating days-.5 credit)

772 SYMPH ONIC/JAZZ BAND (Grades 9-12) This course is for students who wish to participate in both the
Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. Students will alternate rehearsals each day (Symphonic Band one day and then Jazz the
next day). Students may elect to play a different instrument in each of the bands. * For students wishing to receive
Physical Education credit, please see 011 Adaptive Physical Education course description.
(2 semesters, every day-1 credit)




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                                                                                                            SCIENCE




414 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Grade 12) is a two semester course designed to introduce broad aspects of
environmental science and environmental studies. The course will include the following modern environmental sciences:
human sustainability, sustaining biodiversity, natural resources, environmental quality, and ecological principles. The
course will also include the investigation of Pennsylvania plants ad wildlife. This course may be used as the fourth
science credit for non-academic students.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


417 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (Grade 9) is designed to introduce the major concepts in the study of geology,
astronomy, oceanography and meteorology. Students will be required to read theory materials, complete investigative
experiments and write laboratory reports. This course is recommended for all students who plan to enroll in a four-year
college or enter into a scientific or medical major at a two-year college.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


420 BIOLOGY (Grades 10-12) is an in-depth study of the life sciences. It is recommended for those students who plan
to on enroll in a four-year college or enter into a scientific or medical major at a two-year college. Students develop lab
technique skills through several laboratory exercises and project studies. Students enrolled in the academic biology
course should have mastered basic math and algebra.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


421 CH EMISTRY (Grades 11 & 12) is primarily inorganic chemistry directed toward academic students. It is
recommended for students planning to attend four-year colleges and especially for those planning careers in science,
medicine, or four- year nursing programs. The course involves a weekly lab with extensive use of scientific method and
laboratory skills.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


422 PH YSICS (Grade 12) is an academic science course designed for students pursuing further education following
graduation. The course incorporates technology in its labs and through simulations with a goal of developing skills in
observing, recording and interpreting data and drawing conclusions. The course involves the study of linear and
rotational motion, forces, energy, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


462 ANATOMY & PH YSIOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) will be an in-depth continuation of the academic biology course.
It will integrate a detailed approach to the study of living organisms in conjunction with laboratory experimentation. The
labs will involve observation and analysis and will enhance skills in dissection and data reporting. The course is
recommended for students pursuing careers in the medical field (pre-med, pre-vet, med-tech, 4- year nursing). This
course is weighted 1.10%.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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463 ORGANIC CH EMISTRY (Grade 12) involves organic chemistry, biochemistry and a greater in-depth study of
inorganic chemistry. This course is recommended for students going into any science or medical field. Students should
have done well in the first year of chemistry and be proficient in algebra. This course is weighted 1.10%.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


491 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY (Grade 10) AP Biology is equivalent to a two-semester introductory
college biology course taken by students majoring in biological science. AP Biology differs from regular high school
biology through the use of a college-level text, a greater range and depth of topics covered, a faster pace of instruction,
more sophisticated lab work, and more time and effort required of students in order to succeed in the course. This
course has been authorized by College Board as meeting the requirements for AP Biology. Students genuinely interested
in pursuing a career in biological sciences or medical fields are advised to take AP Biology in high school. AP Biology
provides students with a significant advantage in college by allowing them to acquire the foundation in concepts and
skills to many college biological science courses. The ability to succeed in AP Biology gives student’s confidence and a
knowledge base to be successful in future science classes. Successful completion in one year of Algebra; at least two
years of secondary math. Students must take the Advanced Placement Chemistry test in May to receive the
weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters, 2 periods a day-2 credits)


490 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CH EMISTRY (Grade 11) is similar to freshman college chemistry and is designed
to prepare students for the AP Chemistry test. Successful performance on the test can earn college credits for the
student. Laboratory work will be a large and important part of this course. There will be several lab periods for this
course. Topics include properties and interactions on the basis of atomic structure; principles of aqueous equilibria and
acid/base theory to numerical calculations; principles of oxidation; and predictions of nuclear reactions. Students must
take the Advanced Placement Chemistry test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college
credits for the course.
(2 semesters, 2 periods a day-2 credits)


435 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PH YSICS (Grade 12) The focus of this double-period, rigorous course is the
advanced study of mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
These topics will be explored using mathematics and experimentation. Students choosing this class will find it VERY
difficult, with major study-time requirements outside of class. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of
physical phenomena and be able to analyze complex situations conceptually and mathematically. The students will be
able to apply the laws of physics to complex physical phenomena, understand nature through experimentation, and
develop an insight into the application of calculus to the world of physics. Students must take the Advanced
Placement Physics test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters, 2 periods a day-2 credits)


492 AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Grade 9) The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide
students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the
natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative
risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.
Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there
are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental
science. This is a single period course. . Students must take the Advanced Placement Physics test in May to
receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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                                                                                             SOCIAL STUDIES

210 US AND PENNSYLVANIA H ISTORY 9 (Grade 9) addresses historical, political, social, cultural, geographic and
economic aspects of Pennsylvania and the United States from 1890 to the 1945.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

211 WORLD H ISTORY AND CULTURES 10 ( Grade 10) addresses historical, political, social, cultural, geographic
and economic factors at work in the world from 1490 to the present.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

235 MODERN AMERICAN AND PA H ISTORY (Grade 11) addresses historical, political, social, cultural,
geographic, and economic aspects of US and PA history from 1945 to present.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

207 AMERICAN LIFE (Grade 12) addresses the structure and functions of the Pennsylvania and United States
governments, as well as the role of the citizen in a democratic society. The American economic system and selected
social issues will be explored in preparation for the student’s assumption of an adult role in American society.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

209/213 AMERICAN LIFE (A AND B) is designed for students attending the CCCTC program. It covers the same
information as course 207(American Life) over two years.
(1 semester-.5 credit)

232 ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES H ISTORY (Grades 11-12) is a college-level course covering
US history from the age of exploration to the present. Students will be required to read and write using college level
texts and content. Students must take the Advanced Placement United States History test in May to receive the
weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course. This course can be counted towards the 4 social
studies requirements.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

233 ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (Grade 12) This
college-level course utilizes primary and secondary sources. The course will also develop the student’s research, writing,
and oral skills. The course will highlight the Constitutional underpinnings of democracy in the US and abroad, the
structure of the American government, its institutions, political parties, interest groups, and campaigns. . Students must
take the Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics test in May to receive the weighting of
1.15% and receive college credits for the course. This course can be counted towards the 4 social studies
requirements.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

234_ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD H ISTORY (Grade 12) This college-level course provides an
investigation into the processes and causes involved in 5 central themes of human history. The themes are: interactions
between humans and the environment; development and interactions in cultures; state building- expansion and conflict;
creation of economic systems; and transformation of social structures. Students are encouraged to select this course if
they have an interest in pursuing history courses at the college level, or a general interest in academic historical study.
Students must take the Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and
receive college credits for the course. This course can be counted towards the 4 social studies requirements.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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245 PSYCH OLOGY ( Grades 9-12) is an introduction to the social science of psychology. It will help students
understand the causes and effects of human behavior and aim to ease the conflicts and pressures of adolescence. Topics
include physiology and behavior, stress and adjustments, motivation and emotion and abnormal behavior.
(1 semester-.5 credit)

236 AP MACRO ECONOMICS (Virtual Course) (Grades 9- 12) Macroeconomics is an emphasis on how the
economic system works as a whole. Students study how the economy is measured by using concepts such as gross
domestic product (GDP) and other indicators. They examine concepts such as inflation, unemployment, world trade
patterns, and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank. Students engage in decision-making processes to create an
environment where high employment and a higher standard of living are achievable by using the economic tools of fiscal
and monetary policy. This course prepares students for the AP Exam in Macroeconomics (Aventa Learning, 2011)
Students must take the Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and
receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

237 AP MICRO ECONOMICS (Virtual Course) (Grades 9-12) Microeconomics emphasizes how individuals make
choices with limited resources. Students will examine concepts such as supply and demand, factors of production, roles
of labor and management, the relationship between the environment and the economy, and the impact of the
government on individual decision making processes. Students study the stock market as an investment option and trace
various stocks through the semester using the Wall Street Journal and the Internet as resources. This course prepares
students for the AP Exam in Microeconomics (Aventa Learning, 2011). Students must take the Advanced Placement
World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)

238 AP PSYCH OLOGY (Virtual Course) (Grades 9-12) This course is a survey of psychology that introduces students
to the major topics of the field, the terminology and methodology of psychology, and the historical and current
understanding of human behavior and thought-processes. Students learn to analyze human experiences like psychologists
do and to apply what they have learned to the world around them. The focus of the course is to prepare students to take
the Advanced Placement Psychology course administered by the College Board in the spring of each year (Aventa
Learning, 2011). Students must take the Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the
weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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                                                                        TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION




509 EXPLORING TECH NOLOGY (Grades 9-12) is an introductory class in technology that starts with developing
problem-solving skills. Technology types and examples will be discussed along with their impacts on society. The
manufacturing process will take place where students will produce products that in some way will benefit their high
school. Hands-on lessons in transportation will give students an understanding of how various types of transportation
function.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


510 BASICS of ENGINEERING (Grades 9 -12) is an introductory course into mechanical engineering and
technology. The course will involve learning the techniques and skills to draw and read mechanical drawings. Students
will then work on changing designs of various woodworking projects to make them better than their original designs.
Students will also engineer various solutions to situations posed to them using various problem-solving techniques. The
final elements of this course will involve hands-on learning of residential plumbing and electricity.
(2 semester-1 credits)


511 PRACTICAL ENGINEERING (Grades 11-12) is a follow-up course to Industrial Technology I. Students will be
introduced to architectural drawing by drawing floor plans, wall sections, elevations, and plot plans. The manufacturing
process will be experienced through the construction of a wood project of their choice. Students will also design various
projects in the metal lab that will involve arc welding, gas welding, bending and forming, forging, heat treating, and lost
foam casting.
(2 semesters-1 credit) Prerequisite: Basics of Engineering


512 PRACTICAL ENGINEERING 2 ( Grade 12) is a continuation Industrial Technology 2. Students will have the
option of designing their own house and then constructing a model of the house using modern framing techniques or
designing their own woodworking project from the ground up. In the metal lab, students will once again design various
projects that will involve arc welding, gas welding, bending and forming, forging, heat treating, and lost foam casting.
(2 semesters-1 credit) Prerequisite: Practical Engineering


513 MECH ANICAL ENGINEERING CAD (Grades 10-12) is a one semester that will be introduced using
mechanical drawing tools to learn how to draw project orthographic projections. AutoCAD will then be used to design
and draw various machine parts that will actually be made using the lost foam casting process in the metal lab. Various
drawings that will be done using AutoCAD will be single views, multi-views, sections, and pictorials using 3D modeling
aspects of AutoCAD.
(1 semester-.5 credit)


514 ARCH ITECTURAL CAD (Grades 10-12) is a one semester course that will be introduced using various manual
drawing tools. AutoCAD will then be used to draw architectural drawings of floor plans, wall sections, elevations and
plot plans of residential homes. Modern framing techniques will be learned and incorporated into scale models that the
students will construct.
(1 semester-.5 credit)




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                                                                                     WORLD LANGUAGES



801 FRENCH I (Grades 9-12) is designed to initiate the sequence of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
involved in foreign language learning. A study of French history and culture is an integral part of the course. A final
average of 80% in English is a recommended prerequisite for this course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


802 FRENCH II (Grades 10-12) is a logical continuation of French I and is designed to further develop the reading,
writing, listening and speaking skills which were introduced during the French I course. An examination of French
history and culture is an integral part of the course. A final average of at least 80 in French I is a recommended
prerequisite for this course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


803 FRENCH III (Grades 11 & 12) builds upon the grammatical foundation laid in the first two year of the study of
French. The course will be centered upon further development of the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and
speaking through the study of literature as well as grammatical texts. A student must have successfully completed two
years of the study of French to be eligible to enroll in this course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


804 FRENCH IV (Grade 12) reviews and further develops the grammar that has been introduced by the end of the
French III course. By means of readings and discussions in French, the student is expected to eventually arrive at a level
of linguistic sophistication at which he or she is able to discuss topics of French history and culture in a French
immersion environment.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


810 SPANISH I (Grades 9-12) is designed to initiate the sequence of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
involved in foreign language learning. An examination of Hispanic history and culture is an integral part of the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


811 SPANISH II (Grades 10-12) is a logical continuation of Spanish I and is designed to further develop the reading,
writing, listening and speaking skills which were introduced during the Spanish I course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


812 SPANISH III (Grades 11 & 12) reviews and further develops the grammar that has been taught by the end of
Spanish II and further examines Hispanic history and culture through readings and discussions in Spanish. The
conducting of the class more and more in Spanish is a goal of the instructor.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


813 SPANISH IV (Grade 12) reviews and further develops the grammar that has been introduced by the end of the
Spanish III course. By means of readings and discussions in Spanish, the student is expected to eventually arrive at a
level of linguistic sophistication at which he is able to discuss topics of Spanish history and culture in a Spanish
immersion environment.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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814 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH (Grade 12) is an alternative to Spanish IV with a greater emphasis on
the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Instruction will be in Spanish with more time devoted
to readings of literary and cultural selections, discussion and essays on same. Comprehensive review of grammar will be
an integral part of the year's work. Students will be expected to use Spanish in the classroom. Students must take the
Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits
for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


817 MANDARIN CH INESE (Virtual Course) (Grades 9-12) This is a beginning level course that will introduce the
student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and
writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.
Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.
 Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and
their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to national Foreign Language standards
(Aventa Learning, 2011). Students must take the Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the
weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


818 JAPANESE (Virtual Course) (Grades 9-12) Japanese has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that
focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding
in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this
document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all
standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media
presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams.
Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme (Aventa Learning, 2011). Students must take the
Advanced Placement World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits
for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


819 LATIN (Virtual Course) (Grades 9-12) Latin is an introduction to the basics of Latin grammar. It is intended to help
you develop the skills necessary to translate basic sentences from Latin to English and English to Latin, and for reading
simple connected passages of Latin prose and poetry. In the process, you will learn how verb conjugations and noun
declensions work in a highly inflected language, how to analyze the structure of Latin sentences and translate English
sentences into well-formed Latin equivalents, and you will begin to read connected excerpts from ancient authors. You
will also learn how verb conjugations and noun declensions work in a highly inflected language, how to analyze the
structure of Latin sentences and translate English sentences into well-formed Latin equivalents, and you will begin to
read connected excerpts from ancient authors (Aventa Learning, 2011). Students must take the Advanced Placement
World History test in May to receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)


820 GERMAN (Grades 9-12) (Virtual Course) German focuses on different forms of communication and culture to
ensure that the student becomes well versed in the different aspects of this language. Course strategies include warm-up
activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and
games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a
specific theme (Aventa Learning, 2011). Students must take the Advanced Placement World History test in May to
receive the weighting of 1.15% and receive college credits for the course.
(2 semesters-1 credit)




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                                                                    LEARNING SUPPORT CLASSES
                        Learning support classes are provided to enable identified students with special learning needs to
                        achieve success in the senior high school environment. Students, parents and learning support
                        teachers will work cooperatively to develop courses of studies and Individual Educational
                        Programs for each student.


901 ACADEMIC SUPPORT enables students requiring additional assistance with regular or special education subjects
to receive it. Teaching techniques include study guides, peer tutoring, concept reinforcement, and others. Admission to
this course is based on teacher recommendation.
(noncredit)


904 READING COMPREH ENSION Admission to these courses is based on results from a placement test.
Through direct instruction, the courses emphasize the learning of strategies to improve comprehension skills. These
courses are specifically designed to increase vocabulary and comprehension. Placement in this course is based on an IEP.
(1 or 2 semesters-.5 or 1 credit)


900 READING FLUENCY Admission to this course is based on a placement test. Using Wilson Reading curriculum,
the course emphasizes learning strategies to improve reading fluency. Placement is based on an IEP.
(1 or 2 semesters-.5 or 1 credit)


938 LEARNING SUPPORT LANGUAGE ARTS Through direct instruction, the courses emphasize writing skills,
including narrative structure, punctuation, capitalization and usage skills. Placement in this course is based on an IEP. (1
credit)


977 SKILLS BUILDING (Grades 9 & 10) Admission to this course is based on an IEP. It will be part of the ninth
grade flex rotation. This course will focus on specific interventions to address IEP goals for organization, attention,
impulsivity and auditory processing.


978 CAREER SKILLS (Grades 9, 10, & 11) This nine-week elective class is open to freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.
It will address self-advocacy skills necessary to get and keep a job, and community service.
(1 marking period-.25 credit)


 946 RESILIENCY Admission to this course is based on a team decision. This course will focus on developing
social skills, communication skills, and emotional intelligence.


940/941 NUMBER WORLDS Admission to this course is based on results from a placement test. Using the Number
Worlds curriculum, this course emphasizes developing math skills at an instructional level using specialized instruction.
Placement in this course is based on an IEP.


961 OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES is a course specially designed to meet unique transitional needs as specified in the
Individual Education Program of certain students. Course inclusion is available only when required to meet the
individual’s program requirements.
(1 or 2 semester-1, 2, or3 credits)




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                                                             CLEARFIELD COUNTY
                                              CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER COURSES



The majority of Clearfield County Career and Technical Center programs are two years in length, taken in grades 11 and
12. The only exception is cosmetology, a three-year program taken in grades 10-12. Students will be transported to the
Center for one half day and will complete their other graduation requirements at the high school. Students must apply to
the CTC and be accepted into each program. Contact the Guidance Office for more information.


TECH PREP PROGRAM: The Philipsburg Osceola School District and the Clearfield County Career and Technical
Center have entered into an articulation agreement to offer a Tech Prep Program with the Pennsylvania College of
Technology. Students enter into this program during their junior year at the Center. They agree to take a core
curriculum of academic courses which will better prepare them for success in college. Upon completion of their high
school program, they are eligible to apply for advanced college credit. They are also given preferential admission to
certain programs at Penn College if they are able to meet the placement testing requirements. Students interested in this
program should talk with their guidance counselor.

650/651 COLLISION REPAIR TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) includes training and practice in the repair of
damaged vehicles covering the use of the basic tools of the trade, body fillers, welding, brazing, soldering, straightening
and shrinking metal, panel, glass and trim installation, preparation work, refinishing, cost estimating and spray painting. (3
credits)

652/653 AUTOMOTIVE MECH ANICS TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) covers all phases of automotive
maintenance and repair. Included are the use of mechanic tools and diagnostic test equipment, troubleshooting, engine
tune-up, part repair or replacement, inspection procedures, and electrical, fuel, exhaust, ignition, transmission,
suspension, steering and brake systems.
(3 credits)

654/655 CARPENTRY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) covers the use
of hand and power woodworking tools, building fabrication, complete interior and exterior home construction,
cabinetwork, blueprints, layout, measuring, and cost estimating in the building trade.
(3 credits)

656/657 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND WEB PAGE DESIGN (Grades 11 & 12) (3 credits)
is designed to cover computer concepts, operating systems, and networking. Students will learn to install, configure, and
troubleshoot stand-alone and networked systems. Students have the opportunity to earn certification in Microsoft
Office 2000—Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and FrontPage. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of
Visual Basic programming language.
(3 credits)

658/659/660 COSMETOLOGY (Grades 10-12) is a three-year program providing 1250 hours of theory and practical
application, which enables graduates to become licensed in Pennsylvania as cosmetologists. Subjects covered include
sanitation and disinfection, facials, and manicuring as well as hair care, permanent waving, hair coloring and lightening,
and hair cutting and styling. Advanced subjects taught include braiding, color analysis and men’s hair cutting and styling.
Since a State examination is required for licensing, the program stresses classroom theory on State beauty culture laws
and diseases, business procedures, anatomy and physiology, and professional and public relations.
(3 credits)




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661/662 DIESEL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) provides
classroom instruction and shop work covering the maintenance, repair and adjustment of diesel engines with emphasis
on troubleshooting, tune-up and the overhaul of diesel engines. Tool use, mechanical adjustments, part replacement,
diesel starting, internal combustion engines, fuel injection, hydraulics, and electrical systems are included.
(3 credits)


663 DIVERSIFIED OCCUPATIONS (Grade 12) enables students to receive their training on the job with local
employers. Diversified Occupations students are released from school for a half a day to receive their on-the-job
training. The employer compensates students and credits can be earned toward high school graduation.
(3 credits)


664/665 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) is designed
for students interested in careers as electricians. Instruction covers the fundamental science of electricity, circuits,
electromagnetism, generators, motors, motor control, AC and DC electricity, lighting and heating systems, wiring, laying
conduit, electrical panels, switches, outlets and controls with emphasis on operation maintenance and installation.
(3 credits)


666/667 ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS TECH NOLOGY AND NETWORKING (Grades 11 &
12) includes both theory and practical experiences in basic electronics covering electronic layouts, circuits, solid state
devices, scientific mathematics and science applied to electronics, and the operation, repair and installation of computers,
computer networking, fiber optics, home electronics equipment and electronics instrumentation. Students learn to use
specialty hand tools, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and various meters and diagnostic test and electronic measuring
devices, with an emphasis on the understanding of electronics systems, troubleshooting, operation and repair of
electronics components, devices and circuits.
(3 credits)


668/669 CULINARY ARTS AND FOOD MANAGEMENT ( Grades 11 & 12) provides instruction and practice in
all phases of food preparation and service. It includes sanitation and equipment use emphasizing safety in all situations.
There is “hands on” experience in all areas of foods such as soups, sauces, salads, meat cookery, bread and desserts. All
subjects are geared toward cafeteria, restaurant and banquet service. Further certification in sanitation is available
throughout the two-year program.
(3 credits)


670/671 H EALTH OCCUPATIONS TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) provides a solid foundation for students
preparing to enter virtually any area of the rapidly growing healthcare field. Upon graduation, students will be well-
prepared for immediate entry-level employment in a health care facility, and have a working knowledge base to build
upon through continuing education. Students will participate in classroom instruction, laboratory experiences and
authentic clinical exercises. Learning will be evaluated through both written and performance-based assessments.
(3 credits)


674/675 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING (Grades 11 & 12) provides training for students
interested in the field of sales, marketing, merchandising, distribution, business and management. Areas covered include
stocking, office and business procedures, advertising, product display, merchandising, inventory, bookkeeping, customer
relations, employer-employee relations, sales and management procedures, operations of the school store and the use of
business machines such as cash registers and adding machines. Part-time, one the job, training with local employers
makes up the senior year of the program.
(3 credits)




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676/677 MASONRY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) covers the use of
tools, practices, techniques, materials and skills used in block and bricklaying. Footers, foundations, wall construction,
mortar and concrete mixing and finishing, cutting and building techniques for brick and block construction and cement
work are included. Emphasis is given to wall construction, chimneys, fireplaces, and to construction, decorative or
functional brick and block work.
(3 credits)


678/679 ARCH ITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN ( Grades 11 & 12) is designed to provide students with an
introduction to the exciting field of architectural drafting and design. Students will learn the fundamentals of board
drafting, AutoCad, residential design, building materials, construction methods, architectural styles and they will explore
the many career options in the field of architectural drafting. Students strengthen skills and knowledge by designing and
drafting their own dream house, completing a set of architectural drawings and a presentation model. During the second
year of the course, students will design their own themed restaurant as well as a commercial building that is handicap
accessible, code compliant and appealing to the public. Advanced AutoCad customization and CAD management skills
are strengthened and Autodesk Revit is used to develop a set of architectural plans and artistic renderings. Students also
learn engineering principles by designing and drafting structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings. Basic
surveying and land development is learned with the use of a state of the art total station transit.
(3 credits)


680/681 WELDING TECH NOLOGY (Grades 11 & 12) provides theory and practice in the welding field. It also
includes blueprint reading, metal identification and electrode selection. The program features oxyacetylene, electric arc,
metallic inert gas and tungsten inert gas welding with the addition of plasma arc and spray processes. The program is
constantly being updated to meet today's technology.
(3 credits)




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                                      LONG RANGE PLANNING GUIDE
                  9TH     10TH     11TH      12TH    TOTAL    TOTAL
SUBJECT AREA
                 GRADE   GRADE    GRADE     GRADE   EARNED   NEEDED


  ENGLISH                                                     4.00


   SOCIAL
                                                              4.00
  STUDIES


  SCIENCE                                                     4.00


   MATH                                                       4.00


  HEALTH                                                       .50


  DRIVER
                                                               .25
EDUCATION

 PHYSICAL
EDUCATION                                                     2.00
   (.5/yr.)

  ARTS &
                                                              2.00
HUMANITIES*

 FAM/CONS        XXX
  SCIENCE
                                                               .50
  (.5 Arts &
 Humanities)

 ELECTIVE


 ELECTIVE                                                     3.75

   TOTAL
  (6.5 Credits
                                                              24.00
 required each
      year)




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