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Milan High School Course Catalog TABLE OF CONTENTS Graduation Requirements...........................................................1-2 General Information....................................................3-5 Course Descriptions ...................................................6-15 Technology Course Descriptions........................................16-24 Milan Special School District GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CORE CURRICULUM English..............................................................4 credits Mathematics (See requirements below each path.) Science (1 cr. in biology; 1 cr. in a physical science)..............3 credits Social Studies: U.S. History.........................................................1 credit Economics/U.S. Government............................................1 credit W. History, W. Geo. Or Modern History ...............................1 credit Wellness.............................................................1 credit DCD/Desktop Publishing...............................................1 credit Students will be required to complete the core curriculum and one of the following five paths. DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS PATH- In order to be a Distinguished Scholar, the student must take a rigorous course of study. All Honors English Classes, one fine art, five maths, toping out at Calculus, and four sciences, topping out at Physics. The student should also make sure that the core curriculum has been met. This path prepares the student for a college/university. TENNESSEE SCHOLARS PATH- To be a Tennessee Scholar, the student must meet the core curriculum; in addition, the student must take a fine art and two technical electives in the same concentration area. The student is also required to take two years of the same foreign language and one additional math. Twenty hours of community services is also a requirement prior to the student’s graduation. This path prepares the student for a college/university. College Path- A student on this chosen path will be required to meet the core curriculum, a fine art, and also required to take an additional math along with two years of the same foreign language. This path prepares the student for a two-year or four year college/university. Dual Path- A student will meet the same guidelines as the college path; in addition the student will take three technical electives focusing in the same concentration area, two foreign languages and one additional math. This path prepares students for a college/university or a technical school. Technical Path- This path requires students to follow the core curriculum and take three technical electives in the same concentration area. This path is recommended to students planning to go into a technical school or straight into the workforce. Minimum number of credits required for graduation.....................24 credits * Students entering high school in the 2005-06 school year must also complete one of the following: Geometry, Technical Geometry, or Algebra II as part of the three required math units. B. To earn a Regular Diploma, students must complete requirements for their chosen path, pass three Gateway exams (Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts), and have a satisfactory record of attendance. C. To earn an Honors Diploma, students must complete requirements for their chosen path, pass three Gateway exams (Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts), have a satisfactory record of attendance, and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. D. Tennessee Scholars Seal: A Tennessee Scholars seal will be placed on the diploma of students who complete the specific requirements. E. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian must have completed all requirements for the Distinguished Scholars Path. To become a Valedictorian or Salutatorian, a student must have completed four (4) of the eight (8) terms during the enrollment in the Milan Special School District, including both terms of the senior year. F. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to students who complete all graduation requirements but have not passed the three Gateway exams. G. A Special Education Diploma will be awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed their Individualized Educational Program but have not passed the required Gateway exams. SCHEDULE CHANGES All schedule changes must be completed within the first week of the term and then only for one of the following reasons: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Student failed to take or successfully pass a prerequisite course. Student failed a course required for graduation. Student failed a course, registered for the course again, and was assigned the same instructor. Student has an unbalanced schedule; that is, a balance among academic and elective courses between terms. Student is enrolled in a subject for which credit has already been earned. GRADE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS Students are assigned to a specific grade level according to the number of credits earned by the beginning of the school year. Assignments will be made as follows: Freshman............................... successful completion of 8th grade Sophomore............................ minimum of 6 credits passed Junior .................................... minimum of 11 credits passed Senior.................................... minimum of 16 credits passed ATTENDANCE Students will not obtain credit in courses with more than five (5) absences, unexcused, in a semester. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY “It is the policy of the Milan Special School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by a Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. FRESHMAN YEAR September/October/November * Meet with school counselor to review courses and six-year plan. * Join clubs and organizations to be a well-rounded student. * Investigate career interests. December * Take Gateway exam(s). March/April * May * * Consider community service opportunities. Take Gateway exam(s). Register for sophomore year. SOPHOMORE YEAR September/October/November * * * Review courses and update six-year plan. Take the PLAN to assist in improving ACT scores. Take the PSAT as practice for NMSQT Scholarship, if college bound. December * * Investigate post-high school opportunities. Take Gateway exam(s). January/February * Evaluate cumulative G.P.A. and post-high school opportunities. March/April * May * * Consider community service opportunities. Take Gateway exam(s). Register for junior year. JUNIOR YEAR September/October/November * * * Meet with your counselor if needed. Take PSAT/NMSQT to qualify for National Merit Scholarships, if college bound. Take the ASVAB, if interested. December * * Review post-high school opportunities. Take Gateway exam(s), if applicable. January/February * Take the ACT/SAT, if college bound. March/April/May * * * * * * Request post-high school literature. Register for senior year. Take the ACT/SAT, if college bound. Apply for summer jobs or community service. Take Advanced Placement exam(s), if appropriate. Take Gateway exam(s), if applicable. June/July * * * Plan visits to technical schools/colleges during the summer. Research career and military opportunities. Take Gateway exam(s), if applicable. SENIOR YEAR September * * * * * Apply to take the October ACT or the November SAT, if college bound. Meet with your counselor to evaluate post-high school plans. Review records with your counselor to ensure their accuracy. Contact technical schools/colleges on your list and request applications. Plan visits to technical schools/colleges. October/November/December * * * * * * * Collect the information required to complete post-high schools’ admissions and scholarship applications. Arrange for your necessary recommendations. Attend college/career fair. Mail your technical school/college applications, if applicable. Request PIN for FAFSA from www.pin.ed.gov/ for you and your parents. Retake the ACT or the SAT, if necessary. Retake the Gateway exam(s), if applicable. January * Complete FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. February/March/April * Monitor all technical/college applications to be sure all deadlines are met. * Retake the ACT or the SAT, if necessary. May/June/July * * * * Request that your counselor send your final transcript to the technical school/college you plan to attend. Report any scholarships that you have received to your counselor. Settle all financial obligations with your school. Retake the Gateway exam(s), if applicable. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR MILAN HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ART I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 An introduction to the visual arts covering three general areas: art criticism, art history, and art production. Art production experiences focus on the elements of art and include both two and three-dimensional projects. VISUAL ART II CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisite: Visual Art I) This course is a continuation of the study begun in Art I in the areas of art criticism, art history, and art production. Art production experiences will focus on the principles of design and include drawing, painting, and two-and three-dimensional design. Students explore areas that interest them most. GENERAL MUSIC CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 General Music involves the student in the entire musical process- both performance based and the fundamentals of music theory. The student will learn the basics of sound production using the human vocal appatatus as well as the correct approach to speech as it applies to singing. AP THEORY/COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 AP Theory is designed for an upper division student who desires a more in depth education in- and exposure to- the musical arts. The student will be expected to have a background in music, as well as an interest in (1) having a major or minor in music in college or (2) has the desire to understand how to write and compose music for their own personal growth and enjoyment. This will be a small membership class and it will involve intensive and in depth looks at several musical genres. MARCHING BAND CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 (Prerequisite: Summer Band Camp is recommended for participation in marching band.) Students participate in a comprehensive instrumental music program, including marching band and concert band. Other opportunities include jazz band, percussion auxiliary units, and solos/small ensembles. Bands perform at athletic events, marching and concert festivals/contests, parades, and local concerts. Extensive rehearsal and performance responsibilities outside the regular school day are to be expected. MUSIC THEORY and HARMONY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 (Prerequisite: Prior experience in band, or choir) This course is a study of the fundamental components of written music which include scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, rhythm, and meter. The course includes transposition, ear training, harmonic analysis, and four-part writing from a melody and from figured bass. Within this class are included members of the Milan High Jazz Band. The jazz band performs at numerous community and civic events as well as regional jazz festivals. Orff ear training is stressed, basic improvisation is taught and creativity encouraged through soloing. COLOR GUARD (Prerequisite: Successful tryouts) CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This group performs during fall and spring marching seasons with the marching band students at football games, parades and marching contests. During spring semester dance (jazz) is stressed and the group performs at some home basketball games. DRAMA ½- 1 CREDIT GRADES: 9-12 This course is an overview of the theatre arts, including acting (dramatics), play production, playwriting, motion picture, radio and television drama, and reader’s theatre. The course is also an after-school activity. ENGLISH 9, 10, 11 and 12 CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 The English courses are designed to help students “think clearly and honestly, read thoughtfully, communicate effectively, and listen intelligently.” (The National Council of Teachers of English). Emphasis is placed on the correct use of grammar and punctuation and the development of an extended vocabulary for better oral and written communication skills. Students are exposed to notable authors and their works (short stories, essays, poems, dramas, novels, and epics) to enhance their reading and critical thinking skills. English courses will emphasize the communication and critical thinking skills that empower students to function in a rapidly changing world. Upon completion of English I, students will complete the English I End-of-Course exam and upon completion of English II, students will complete the Gateway Language exam. ENGLISH HONORS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 (Prerequisites: Honors English courses) These courses are taught at an accelerated college preparatory level. Vocabulary study and literature are intensified. Extensive/Summer reading is required, and writing assignments are both more frequent and more challenging. These courses are recommended for students preparing for the AP Exam in English. Upon completion of English I Honors, students will complete the End-of-Course test and upon completion of English 10 Honors, the student will take the Gateway exam. DUAL CREDIT ENGLISH (HONORS) CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 12 This course is a requirement for students on the Distinguished Scholars Path and for those who want a college-equivalent class with the opportunity for college credit. Emphasis placed on critical thinking skills. COMPENTENCY ENGLISH CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course is designed to provide intervention services for students to successfully pass the Gateway Language exam. LIBRARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 Library Operations and Research is an English elective. The emphasis is on research techniques using college level book resources, the internet and computer terminals. In addition to learning about research, the student is responsible for a portion of the library stacks, a workstation, assigned periodicals and floor area. Students will produce a portfolio of notes taken in lecture, workbook assignments, mini-research projects, quizzes and tests and a detailed research project (complete with bibliography cards, note cards, outline, cover page and works cited page.) SPANISH I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 First year language study includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It emphasizes vocabulary usage, verb forms and usage, gender, adjective endings, pronouns, and sentence construction. The culture of Spanish-speaking countries will also be addressed. The student needs to have good study skills and memorization techniques. The student should also be willing to spend out of class time studying each day (at least 30 minutes is suggested). Spanish II CREDIT: 1 Grades 10-12 (Pre-requisite Spanish I) To be fully prepared to take this class the student needs to have had at least a C average in Spanish I. The objective of this course is to more fully develop the listening, reading, writing and comprehension skills which were begun in Spanish I. Emphasis will also be placed on the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The students need to be willing to spend out of class time studying every day. French I Grades: 9-12 The main objective in this course is to teach basic vocabulary and basic grammatical structures, both written and oral. The student should also be willing to spend out of class time studying each day. FRENCH II CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisite: French I) GRADES: 10-12 Second year language study includes a review of French I. Students incorporate first year material with new vocabulary and more advanced grammar. Students enhance their skills in conversation, reading, and writing. Additional emphasis is placed on culture. CDs are available which include a variety of ways to practice grammar and vocabulary. To be fully prepared to take this class the student needs to have had at least a C average in French I. FOUNDATIONS II CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9 Basic algebra, geometry, and statistics are taught and reinforced. At the completion of this course, students will complete the Foundations II End-of-Course exam. ALGEBRA I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-10 With a focus on the objectives from the Gateway Mathematics exam, methods for solving and graphing equations and inequalities are taught, and geometric concepts are introduced. At the completion of this course, students will complete the Gateway Mathematics exam. Students will develop a solid foundation of algebra skills and concepts. ALGEBRA I ADVANCED CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 9-10 (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor) Objectives from the Gateway Mathematics exam are taught through applications at an accelerated pace. At the completion of this course, students will take the Gateway Mathematics exam. GATEWAY MATHEMATICS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course is designed to provide intervention services for students to successfully pass the Gateway Mathematics exam. TECHNICAL GEOMETRY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course incorporates the same core geometric concepts required in a standard geometry course, but includes additional topics that focus on career and technical applications. These concepts will be taught using practical applications in a contextual style of teaching including labs and projects. GEOMETRY CREDIT: 1 GRADES:10-12 (Prerequisite: Algebra I) This course is designed to develop an understanding of the basic structure of geometry, plane and solid, and of the critical and creative reasoning skills necessary for proficiency in problem solving. Freshmen can take Geometry if they have passed Algebra I. ALGEBRA II CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisites: Algebra I & Geometry) Students will study topics such as equations, matrices, quadratics, polynomials, logarithms, probability, and statistics. This technology-based course extends and applies concepts from Algebra I and geometry, and it introduces concepts needed to be successful in future coursework (college or technical). ACT MATH PREP CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Pre-requisites: Geometry and Algebra II) ACT Math Preparation is a course designed to help raise the composite score of the math section on the ACT. This, in turn, also raises the overall composite score. The course covers objectives from Elementary Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Trigonometry. PRE-CALCULUS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Geometry & Algebra II) Topics studied in this course include: Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic functions, trigonometry systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and topics from analytic geometry. A TI-83 graphing calculator is provided for class use but it would be helpful for students to also purchase their own calculators for home use. Students with a grade point average of 3.0 can enroll through The University of TN at Martin and receive 5 hours of college credit for MA 185 Pre-Calculus in addition to receiving the usual high school Pre-Calculus. CALCULUS I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 12 (Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, & Pre-Calculus) Topics studied in this course include: Limits and continuity, differentiation rules, implicit differentiation, the Mean Value Theorem, applications of integration, numerical integration, differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions. STATISTICS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisite: Algebra II) This course deals with the purely chance phenomena, as well as with the science of collecting data, analyzing data, and making inferences from the data. WEIGHTLIFTING CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course include general conditioning exercises, low-organized games and relays, physical fitness tests, self-testing activities which include some weight training, rhythmical activities, individual and team sports, and dual sports. WELLNESS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course emphasizes the process of positive lifestyle management that seeks to integrate the emotional, social, intellectual and physical dimensions of self for a longer, more productive, higher quality of life. DRIVER’S EDUCATION CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisites: Students must be fifteen and have a driver’s permit before enrolling). This course includes 30 classroom hours of instruction and six hours of experience behind the wheel. A fee is charged for this class. Space in the class is limited. The Tennessee Department of Transportation state permit and driving test is administrated on site and at the end of each quarter. SPORTS: (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Softball, Tennis & Golf) (Prerequisite: Recommendation of coach or tryouts) Credit: 1 (Football, Basketball & Baseball) GRADES: 9-12 To be eligible to participate in athletics, the student MUST have earned 6 credits the preceding year. LIFE SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 Students will study cells, genetics, human health, plants, and animals. This course is designed as a preparatory course for Biology I. BIOLOGY I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisite: Physical Science or Life Science) This course is the study of living things. This class will go into detail about animals and plants and how they thrive in the world around us. There will be lab and the latter part of the course is spent dissecting different animals. At the end of this course, students will complete the Gateway Science exam. ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Biology I and Chemistry I) This course is the study of the body’s structures and respective functions at the molecular/biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, systemic, and organism levels. Students explore the body through laboratory investigations, models, diagrams, and/or comparative studies of the anatomy of other organisms. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the normal body defenses against disease processes. Students will also differentiate and illustrate the health problems associated with the stages of growth and development. PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Honors and Regular) CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-10 This is a general introductory course to chemistry and physics, including the study of atomic structure, forces and motion, conservation of energy, and interactions of matter and energy. At the end of this course, students will complete the Physical Science End-of-Course exam. The Physical Science Honors will be at an accelerated pace. CHEMISTRY I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Algebra I and Biology I) This course is devoted to theories and basic concepts of chemistry and the study of composition and structure of matter. Students will learn scientific thinking skills using integrated laboratory experiences. PHYSICS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 12 (Pre-requisite: Physical Science & Algebra II) GRADE: 12 This course describes and explains the interactions of matter and energy, including units in forces, energy, work, heat, electricity, light, and sound. PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This is an applied science course based on the application of principles in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal system, emphasizing hands-on learning experiences and is accepted by UT and the Board of Regents as a lab science credit. It is designed for students interested in technical careers and other secondary students wishing to further their understanding of physical principles underlying modern technology. GATEWAY SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 9-12 This course is designed to provide intervention services for students to successfully complete the Gateway Science exam. MODERN HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 A study of significant events beginning with the Industrial Revolution and continuing with the present. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of the parliamentary system of government in England, the impact of the French Revolution, the reign of Napoleon, and the influences of the 19th and 20th centuries. U.S. HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 In United States History, students study the history of the United States, Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical events and economic influences, the changing social conditions, and the developing attitudes, ideals, and aspirations from which grew the United States of today. At the end of this course, students will complete the U. S. History End-of-Course exam. WORLD HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 World History is concerned with the study of man and his interaction with his environment since the dawn of civilization to the present time. Attention is given to the physical and social processes of living and working together, of adapting to the environment to meet basic human needs, and of applying cultural heritage to life situations. Students study the history of humankind with a more concentrated focus from the Renaissance to present day. WORLD GEOGRAPHY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 Students study people, places and environments at local, regional, and international levels from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Information will be gathered, categorized, and interpreted using maps, geographic tools, and other geographic representations. The five themes of the geography will be used. They are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions. This course will also include the world’s major landforms, climate regions, population, culture, economy and government. The world’s changing technology and how it applies to planet Earth will be explored. U.S. GOVERNMENT CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE: 12 The U.S. Government course focuses on the United States founding principles and beliefs. Students will study the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. ECONOMICS CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE: 12 In this course, students study the basic theories of the free enterprise system. The course is designed so that students achieve a better understanding as to how basic economic concepts affect decisions made by consumers, producers and their government. SOCIOLOGY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 In this course, students study the dynamics and models of individual and group relationships. PSYCHOLOGY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 In this course, students study the development of the individual and the personality. TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AGRISCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 (Counts as a science credit or an agriculture credit) This course integrates basic biological and technological concepts with principles of production agriculture. Areas of study include environmental technology, plant science, animal science, food science, and agribusiness. This is an excellent pre-biology and chemistry course. Students must complete Agriscience before enrolling in other agriculture classes. AGRICULTURE MECHANICS AND MAINTENANCE CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 Prerequisite: Agriscience This course includes many hands-on applications such as welding, brazing, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical applications as they apply to agricultural situations. GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course includes basic principles of greenhouse management and operation. Topics to be covered include: greenhouse design and construction, basic plant care, parasites and diseases, business aspects of a greenhouse operation, and career opportunities. Students will develop these skills through both classroom experiences and laboratory exercises as they produce a greenhouse crop. * It is expected that students enrolled in Family Consumer Science classes become active participants in the FCCLA student organization. FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course is a comprehensive, foundation course designed to assist students in developing the core knowledge and skills needed to manage their lives. Emphasis is on leadership, human development, family and parenting education, consumer economics and resource management, housing and living environments, nutrition and foods, textiles, and apparel and career preparation. ADULT LIVING CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 (Pre-requisite: Family and Consumer Science I) Focusing on the young adult, the content of this course includes skills and knowledge to enable students to maintain an optimum, independent living environment by making responsible decisions. Students will learn to plan and set goals for a career, manage multiple roles, and maintain relationships with improved communication skills, understand the responsibilities of parenting, cope with stress and crisis situations, provide healing and well-being, and function as informed consumers. HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course includes instruction in the social/psychological aspects of housing, the consumer aspects, housing trends and issues, the application of design principles to the living environment, home furnishings and equipment, home care and maintenance, and exploration in related occupations/careers. TEXTILES AND APPAREL CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course includes instruction in how to select, produce, maintain, and alter textiles and apparel products, and the effect of consumer choices on the needs of the individual and family. It provides students with laboratory experiences in construction skills individualized to the level of the students. EARLY CHILDHOOD I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education. Content provides students a foundation in the concepts of child development theory and affords them the opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in early childhood education and related services. EARLY CHILDHOOD II CREDITS: I GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I) This course allows students to apply child development theory, develop and implement learning activities for young children, and integrate knowledge, skills and practices required for careers in early childhood education and related services. Laboratory experiences offer school-based and/or work-based learning opportunities. Nutrition and Foods CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course is a specialized course with emphasis on helping students understand the significance of food, principles of nutrition, and the relationship of nutrition to health and wellbeing. The course offers the students opportunities to develop skills in the selection, preparation, storing, and serving of food, meal management to meet individual and family nutrition needs across the life span, and optimal use of food resources. Careers and occupations in nutrition and food industries will be explored. FAMILY AND PARENTING CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course will include: parenting rewards and responsibilities; learning about children from birth to age five; family styles and types; functions and influences of a family; changes in the family structure around the world; health and safety factors involving family life and education; effective parenting skills; infant and child development at different ages and stages; coping with family crisis; high risk of childhood diseases and social health needs for overall wellness within the family. ENGINEERING DESIGN/CAD CREDITS: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisite: Algebra I recommended) This course focuses on technical and architectural drawing. Manual drawing is emphasized in the first term and computer-aided drawing is emphasized in the second term. Students will use the basic functions of a CAD software program to draw two and three-dimensional objects. COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN CREDITS: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Engineering Design, Algebra I & Geometry) This course is an extension of Engineering Design/CAD with more emphasis on three dimensional development and design. Students will apply dimensions and tolerances to components of a technical drawing to assure a working fit between components. MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 Students will correlate human factors with economic and organizational outcomes in a manufacturing environment. They will also determine factors that influence strategic technology and human resource decisions in manufacturing. Students will develop job-search strategies and analyze the relationship between quality management practices and profitability. Exploration of the short and long-term costs/returns on human resource development. PRINCIPLES OF MACHINING AND MANUFACTURING Credit: 1 Grades: 9-12 This course focuses on the essential principles that must be mastered for a person to be effective in manufacturing production work. The course is intended for students more interested in production than engineering. The course covers customers, quality principles and processes, systems, information in the workplace, the business of manufacturing, and statistical process control. Students will demonstrate safe practices and injury prevention and treatment in a manufacturing environment. CMS(CAREER MANAGEMENT SUCCESS) CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-10 Career Management Success is a core course for Trade and Industrial Education career clusters. The course provides students with tools for achieving success in their academic, work, and personal lives. Course content emphasizes the basic skills and knowledge needed for employment success, as identified by industry and supported by relevant national standards. TRANSPORTATION CORE CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-10 This course is a required for entry into the automotive technology and automotive collision repair programs. Students in this course explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Course content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, and basic technician skills. AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 Students will demonstrate automotive technology safety practices, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for an automotive repair facility. Students will respond to safety communications referring to electrical and electronic systems. Students will properly test, diagnose and repair or service automotive general electrical systems. The students will also participate in Skills-USA-VICA as an integral part of classroom instruction. AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 10-12 (Prerequisite: Transportation Core) This course offers training in the diagnosis and repair of the hydraulic, mechanical and electric systems used in standard and anti-lock brake systems. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to diagnose, repair and/or service car and truck hydraulic and anti-lock brake systems to O.E.M. specifications. Lab experiences simulate automotive service industry operations. Course content helps prepare students for the Automotive Excellence Engine (ASE) Performance Test. AUTOMOTIVE STEERING AND SUSPENSION CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 10-12 (Prerequisites: Transportation Core) This course prepares students for entry-level positions or advanced training in automotive steering and suspension systems. The content teaches the principles of steering and suspension systems and four-wheel suspension alignment. Students learn the skills involved in wheel alignment and the testing, diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems. Lab experiences simulate automotive service industry operations. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Suspension and Steering Test. ENGINE PERFORMANCE CREDITS: 1 GRADE: 10-12 (Prerequisites: Transportation Core and Steering & Suspension) This course helps prepare students for entry-level positions or advanced training in Engine Performance. Content covers electronic ignition and distributor ignition systems, fuel management, exhaust emission control, and computer input and output signals and will identify the different types of sensors used by automotive engine computers. Students learn to perform inspections, conduct test and measurements for diagnosis and perform needed repairs. Lab experiences simulate automotive service industry operations through the use of training aids and modules and offer school-based learning opportunities. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)Engine Performance Test. AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION: NON-STRUCTURAL CREDITS: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisite: Transportation Core) This course prepares students to analyze non-structural collision damage to a vehicle, determine the extent of the damage and the direction of impact, initiate an appropriate repair plan, and correctly use equipment to fit metal to a specified dimension within tolerances. Course content includes metal finishing, body finishing, body filling and glass panel replacements. AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION: STRUCTURAL CREDITS: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisites: Transportation Core) This course prepares students to analyze structural collision damage to a vehicle, determine the extent of the damage and the direction of impact, initiate an appropriate repair plan, and correctly use equipment to fit metal to a specified dimension within tolerances. Course content includes repairs to vehicle frames and glass. PAINTING AND REFINISHING CREDITS: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Transportation Core) This course prepares students to use plastics and adhesives in the repair and refinish process and to apply automotive paint to a vehicle. Students learn to diagnose automotive paint finish problems and to perform the appropriate manufacturer-required techniques and processes to refinish the affected area or the complete vehicle. Course content provides the student with training in mixing, matching, and applying paint and finish to vehicles. Course content includes the application of plastics and adhesives in the repair and refinish processes. JTG (JOBS FOR TENNESSEE GRADUATES) JTG is a school to career program that helps seniors make the transition from school to work. It is intended to serve those seniors who plan to immediately enter the workforce as well as those who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The ultimate objective of JTG is to teach students how to secure a quality job and/or post-secondary education which will lead to a good career. Through the JTG classroom instruction students can acquire employability and occupational competencies before leaving high school. There is an in-school phase and a follow-up phase designed to measure results in a short period of time. MARKETING I: CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-11 This course focuses on the study of marketing concepts and their practical application. Students examine risks and challenges marketers face in establishing a competitive edge. Skills in communication, mathematics, economics and psychology are reinforced in this course. This course will substitute for economics. MARKETING II CREDITS: 2 (1 ea.) GRADES: 12 (Prerequisite: Marketing I) This course emphasizes marketing concepts and management functions performed by professionals. Students examine challenges, responsibilities, and risks that managers face in today's workplace. Communication, interpersonal and mathematics skills are reinforced in this course. WORK-BASED LEARNING (WBL) CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 12 (Must accompany an upper-level course) A paid, generating WBL component is available to accompany upper level marketing courses. Students must meet the instructor’s criteria, provide their own transportation, and must average 10-20 hours weekly. Students receive 1 credit for the course(s) and 1 credit for the WBL experience for either one or both semesters during their senior year. No student can earn more than 2 credits in work-based learning while in high school. It is encouraged that students enrolled in Health Science classes become active members of the HOSA student association. HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 This course is designed to introduce the student to basic health care skills including medical terminology, vital signs, standard precautions, CPR and first aid. It is strongly recommended that students take this course before taking other health science courses. REHABILITATIVE THERAPY CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course provides the student with knowledge and skills related to the rehabilitative therapies. Students will be given hands-on experience to learn the skills and usage of equipment found in rehabilitative centers. The student will understand legal responsibilities, limitations, and the implications of their actions within the rehabilitation setting. They will perform their duties in accordance with laws, regulations, policies and legislated rights of patients. MEDICAL THERAPEUTICS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course will provide students with knowledge and skills related to a variety of medical professions including nursing, pharmacology, psychology and medicine. After successful completion of this course students may enroll in the nursing education class to gain hands-on experience at local health care facilities. Students will demonstrate client interaction skills by explaining planned procedures and goals to clients/patients. NURSING EDUCATION CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 (Prerequisites: Medical Therapeutics) This course includes knowledge and skills related to direct bedside nursing care. Students will demonstrate client/patient interaction skills depending on the social, emotional, spiritual and related needs of the person. Students will also use medical terminology and analyze and document facility policies, procedures, charts, and reports. CLINICAL INTERNSHIP CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 12 (Prerequisite: Minimum of three health science credits) Students who have excelled in the health science academy, who meet state mandated guidelines, and are recommended by the health science instructor will be given an opportunity to work in clinical settings for application of knowledge and exposure to the health care environment. ACCOUNTING I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course is designed to provide the student with fundamental accounting skills and theories. The student is introduced to accounting terms, the accounting equation, and business transactions. General and specialized journals, subsidiary ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements are taught for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Payroll and taxes are introduced along with banking activities. KEYBOARDING /APPLICATIONS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 9-12 In this course the student will learn basic keyboarding skills. Students are evaluated on proofreading and editing skills. Formatting, typography, layout and design concepts are applied in document preparation of business letters, forms, invoices, manuscripts, and other information. DCD/DESKTOP PUBLISHING CREDIT: 1 (Prerequisite: Keyboarding Applications) GRADES: 9-12 This course is an advanced keyboarding course and examines the use of microcomputers for business and personal use by exploring units of study in word processing, spread-sheets, database, graphics and telecommunications. INTERNET NAVIGATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 Internet Navigation Communication Systems is the study of oral, written and electronic communications in a global society. Components of communication include the sender, the message, the receiver, the feedback and the channel. The purposes of communication are to build goodwill, persuade, obtain or share information and build self-esteem. The course will address the use of the internet developing concepts, particularly those related to Web browsers, navigators, search engines, on-line communication methods, home and Web site design concepts, transferring data, downloading files, security procedures and Internet navigational tools. INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA DESIGN CREDIT:1 GRADES:11-12 This course is designed to give students experience with interactive multimedia. Students will design, write and produce a computer-based multimedia project. Team development will also be stressed as students work on projects. The students will also collaborate with peers, experts and others to develop a finished interactive multimedia project. This class will also work on the school’s yearbook. LEGAL PROTECTIVE SERVICES I CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 This course is the first level of study of legal and protective service careers, prepares students for work-related knowledge and skills for advancement into the second level of legal and protective service careers. Course content focuses on areas comprised of planning, managing, and providing judicial, legal, and protective services. The course is an overview of the legal system and builds a better understanding of the development of laws on state, federal, and international levels. New technology and career opportunities in legal and protective service are an integral part of the course content. Based on the content of the course, the student will test for certification in CardioPulmonaryResuscitation (CPR). LEGAL PROTECTIVE SERVICES II CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 10-12 (Prerequisite: Legal Protective Services I) GRADES: 11-12 This course will offer an in-depth study of legal and protective service careers in which current legal and protective service careers issues will be discussed and debated. Local, state, federal, and international laws will be analyzed. Subject matter will include a comparison of the legal and protective service careers in the United States with other countries. Students will have opportunities to participate in mock trials and field trips with legal and protective service careers emphasis. Course content will introduce new technology, effects of forensic analysis, and career opportunities. The course content will include information for planning, managing, and providing judicial, legal and protective services. LEGAL AND PROTECTIVE SERVICE CAREERS II PLUS CREDIT: 1 GRADES: 11-12 The student will have some of the same objectives in Legal Services II, but at an advanced level. Students will research and develop a plan for an entrepreneurial opportunity relating to technological advancements in the legal and protective service career field. The student will also investigate postsecondary education, professional organizations, web-sites, and trade publications appropriate for continuing education. They will also be expected to analyze the impact of the 14th amendment on the state court decisions and the impact of medical forensic science on a criminal investigation. The interpretation of the criminal trial courtroom process will also be learned. Students will be expected to examine procedural law terminology used in arrest, pre-trial, and trial events.
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