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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
FLOW CHART FOR MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM
Three credits required for college admission.
Grade   Option 1             Option 2             Option 3            Option 4           Option 5        Option 6
8       Math                 Math                 Math                Alg I M 1&2        Algebra I       Algebra I
9       Intro to Alg         Alg I M 1&2          Alg I M 1,2,3,4     Alg I M 3&4        Geometry        Adv Geom
10      Alg I M 1&2          Alg I M 3&4          Geometry            Geometry           Algebra II      Adv Alg II
11      Alg I M 3&4          Geometry             Algebra II          Algebra II         *Pre-Calculus   *Math Analysis
12      Geometry             Algebra II           *Pre-Calculus       *Pre-Calculus      *AP Calculus    *AP Calculus
10-12   After 1.5 credits in Alg I, Introductory Geometry with teacher recommendation.
After Alg II completion, Probability & Statistics alone or along with * courses.

100810    INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA [year]

This course will enable students to extend and strengthen their understanding of the basic
operations related to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and percents. Topics studied
also include operation with signed numbers, solving equations and inequalities, introduction to
statistics and probability, measurement, and basic geometry concepts. Covers MEAP test
materials.

ALGEBRA I [4 modules to be taken over 1 or 2 years]
Grades 9-11. Recommendation: Previous mathematics teacher. Meets Mathematics requirement for

This is a first course in algebra and includes a study of basic operations on real numbers, polynomials,
fractions, linear equations and systems, functions, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, graphing,
quadratic equations, and the solution of word problems. Introductory probability, techniques of data
summary, and geometry are also presented. Covers MEAP test materials.

101110    ALGEBRA I MODULES 1 AND 2 [1st year of 2 years]
Recommendation: C grade (or better) in 8th grade Pre-Algebra or Introduction to Algebra.

This is the first half of the Algebra I course given in a two year program format. This format
allows for a blending of Pre-Algebra and Algebra Topics. Covers MEAP test materials.

101150    ALGEBRA I MODULES 3 AND 4 [2nd year of 2 years]
Recommendation: a passing grade in Algebra I Modules 1 and 2.

This is the second half of the Algebra course given in a two year program format. This finishes
the Algebra I material. Covers MEAP test materials.

101210    ALGEBRA I MODULES 1, 2, 3 & 4 [year]

This is a year long Algebra I program. It will cover all four modules of Algebra I. Covers MEAP
test materials.

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101410   ALGEBRA II [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Geometry. Also, C grade (or better) should be obtained in
Algebra I for a successful study of the course. If not, please sign up for Math Lab concurrently.

This course is a continuation of Algebra I and includes a study of the operations with real
numbers, equations, inequalities and applications, graphs and functions, polynomials, rational
expressions, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, systems of
equations, synthetic division, remainder and factor theorems, second-degree curves,
exponential and logarithmic functions, arithmetic and geometric series, and an introduction to
the trigonometric functions, equations, and vectors.

This course includes a more intensive study of the topics in the Algebra II course and a study of
topics in trigonometric identities, inverses, and equations, trigonometric form of complex
numbers, matrices and basic operations, inverses, determinants, and an introduction to
probability and statistics.

102000   INTRODUCTORY GEOMETRY [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: 3 modules of Algebra 1 credit. Teacher recommendation needed.

This course will include a study of the basic properties of plane figures. They include lines,
planes, angles, polygons, transformations, congruence and applications, size and similarity
transformations, circles, areas and perimeters, surface area and volume. The emphasis of this
course is placed on applications of geometry and oral justification. Covers MEAP test
materials.

102010   GEOMETRY [year]
Grades 9-11. Prerequisite: Four modules of Algebra I. Also, a minimum C grade should be
obtained in Algebra I for a successful study of the course. If not, please sign up for Math Lab
concurrently. Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

This course will include a study of the basic properties of plane figures. They include lines,
planes, angles, polygons, transformations, proof, congruence and applications, size and
similarity transformations, circles, areas and perimeters, surface area and volume. Covers
MEAP test materials.

ecommendation. Meets Mathematics
Grades 9 & 10. Prerequisites: Algebra I and teacher r

This course includes the topics studied in the geometry course and a further study of
congruence and applications, similarity and size transformations, circles and triangles and an
introduction to matrices and transformations. Analytic geometry is introduced and additional
problems are studied in area and volumes. Applications are used throughout the course.
Covers MEAP test materials.

103710   PRE-CALCULUS [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Algebra II. Recommendation: C grade (or better) should be
obtained in Algebra II for a successful study of the course. Meets Mathematics requirement for

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This course offers an in-depth study of content areas needed for the study of calculus. Topics
included are coordinate geometry, polynomials, inequalities and applications, functions,
exponential and logarithmic functions, the trigonometric functions, identities and equations,
trigonometric inverses, graphing, trigonometric formulas, polar coordinates and complex
numbers, conic sections, vectors and determinants, sequences and series, permutations and
combinations, introductory statistics, and an introduction to calculus.

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103810   INTRODUCTORY MATH ANALYSIS [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra II or teacher recommendation.                   Meets

This course offers a comprehensive coverage of topics in preparation for a study of calculus.
Topics include conic sections, sequences and series, limits, mathematical induction, algebra of
functions, theory of polynomials, an introduction to differential calculus, trigonometric functions,
identities and graphs, polar coordinate systems, calculus of trigonometric functions, exponential
and logarithmic functions, vectors, matrices and determinants, an introduction to integral
calculus, and introductory statistics and probability.

103210   PROBABILITY & STATISTICS [first semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Algebra II. Recommendation: B grade (or better) should be
obtained in Algebra II for a successful study of the course. Meets Mathematics requirement for

This is a course that develops basic properties of probability with its extensions into use and
interpretation of statistical information. Topics studied include descriptive statistics, probability,
probability distributions, testing claims, estimation, correlation and regression equations,
analysis of variance, non-parametric statistics and a statistics project.

104210   ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: PreCalculus, Analysis or teacher approval. Approval form,
available from Student Services office, must be completed and submitted to A P teacher (room
404) by February 19. Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

The content of Calculus AB is to be taught over a full academic year of high school. It covers
what is typically taught in 1 semester of college calculus. These topics include rate of change
of a function, differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration, applications of the
definite integral, transcendental functions, method of integration, and an introduction to
differential equations.

104410   ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Math Analysis or teacher approval. Approval form, available
from Student Services office, must be completed and submitted to A P teacher (room 404) by
February 19. Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a
course that is one course beyond that of granted for Calculus AB. It covers what is typically
taught in 2 semesters of college calculus. These topics include rate of change of a function,
differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration, applications of the definite integral,
transcendental functions, methods of integration, polar coordinates, vectors and parametric
equations, infinite series, power series, and differential equations. Both the BC and AB courses
are intended to be equally challenging and demanding. Common topics require a similar depth
of understanding. The BC test will also give an AB subscore on the common topics with the AB
test.

930010   MATH LAB [semester]
Grades 10 through 12. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. Approval on file. Concurrently
enrolled in Geometry, or Algebra II. Elective.

This course is designed for students who are having difficulties in their concurrent math class
and need some additional help. Work in the course focuses on tutorial for the concurrent math
course; remediation of skills; test taking strategies for the HSPT, ACT, and SAT; projects using

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teamwork and interdisciplinary skills; and technology skills for problem solving, depending on
the needs of individual students.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
FLOW CHART FOR ENGLISH CURRICULUM
Four credits required for college admission.
Electives
Grade              Typical Sequence                 Waiver Sequence                 Listed in first grade level the course
may be elected.
Speech I (9-12)
If Eng I is waived prior to beginning
English I                                                 Speech II/Debate (9-12)
9                                     9th grade - English II
...plus electives                                              Language Arts Workshop (9-11)
...plus electives
Creative Writing (10-12)
If Eng II is waived prior to 10 th
English II                                                 Intro to Journalism (10-12)
...plus electives
Film as Literature (10-12)
If Eng III is waived prior to 11 th
English III
11                                    English Literature I                    Cultural Perspectives (11-12)
...plus electives
English Literature II
...plus electives
English Literature I
English Literature II
Electives
...see list at right
...plus electives                       Senior Composition
Expository Writing
Contemporary Literature

Testing Out Options
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Option One: Take the English I Waiver Test in August prior to entering 9 grade.
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Option Two: Take the English II Waiver Test in August prior to entering 10 grade.
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Option Three: Take the English III Waiver Test in August prior to entering 11 grade.

Option Four: This option is open only to transfer students who would not have had the opportunity to
attempt the appropriate Waiver Test. A student may accelerate from English I to English II or English II to
English III at the end of the first semester. The student will be responsible for doing some independent
study to cover the course work missed in the two semesters of the courses accelerated out of and in to.
Candidacy for this option is contingent on the recommendation of the student’s English teacher, the
approval of the department chair, and space availability in the English class moved into.

201010       ENGLISH I [year]
Grade 9. Some students may be may be required to take Language Arts Workshop
concurrently. This course or waiver (see above) is required for graduation.

This course provides instruction in both classic and contemporary literature. The literary
selections are presented in thematic units and have been selected from works which present
the wide diversity of cultural views and values in society. Writing instruction is provided both by
the classroom teacher and in the Writing Lab where students will use a computer to compose,
edit, and publish all writings completed there. Skill development includes the following areas:

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literature studies, writing skills, language use, group and individual projects, and oral
presentations. Content tested on MEAP-HST.
201210   ENGLISH II [year]
Grade 10. Prerequisite: Successful completion of full year of English I or waiver option one
(see above). This course or waiver is required for graduation.

This course continues the development of the appreciation and understanding of literature by
providing selected classic and contemporary novels, plays, short stories, and poems for study.
The course is organized in thematic units to provide interest, continuity and relevance. This
course continues skill development in literature studies, writing skills, language use, multi-
media use, individual and group projects, and oral presentations. Content tested on MEAP-
HST.

201610   ENGLISH III [year]
Grade 11. Prerequisite: Successful completion of full year of English II or waiver option two.
This course or waiver is required for graduation.

This course surveys important American authors and their writings, covering the period 1620 to
the present. This course furthers skill development in literature studies, writing skills and
language use. Content tested on MEAP-HST.

202010   SENIOR COMPOSITION [semester]
Grade 12.   Prerequisite: Successful completion of full year of English III or waiver.
Recommendation form, available from English III teacher, must be filled out and signed by
Senior Composition teacher. Elective.

This course is an intermediate writing course for seniors who need or wish to have practical
writing instruction, and those who intend to go to college but need additional writing practice
before attempting Expository Writing. After completing Senior Composition with B grade or
better, students may enroll in Expository Writing.

202210   EXPOSITORY WRITING [semester]
Grade 12. Prerequisites: Recommendation from English III teacher, B average (or better) in
English III class, and department acceptance of satisfactory writing sample assigned during
English III. Elective.

This course is for students preparing for college writing. Writing assignments include practice in
descriptive, narrative, argumentative, and expository forms, with emphasis on a research
paper. Students learn the process of outlining, rough draft, final draft, and post-evaluation
revision. Grammar skills and vocabulary enrichment are integral parts of this course.

202410   CREATIVE WRITING [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: English I or waiver. Elective.

This course is a creative writing workshop which will consist of some lecture and discussion but
mostly writing. Students will be expected to write both in class and out of class. Students will
write several original short stories and many original poems. Students will be expected to read
a variety of published short stories and poems. Keeping a journal is an important part of this
class. Students will also produce short story and poetry books for classroom consumption.
Students choosing this class should have an interest in reading, writing creatively, should not
be intimidated about reading their own writing in public, and should p   ossess above average
writing skills.

Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Creative Writing and teacher approval.              Approval forms
available in Student Services office. Elective.

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This course is designed for serious, skilled writers who have potential and desire to get their
writing published. Students will write poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction and perhaps
novels and submit their work to potential publication sources.

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203010   CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE [semester]
Grade 12. Prerequisite: English III. Elective.

This course is a study of contemporary literature from 1950 to the present, including poetry,
short fiction, and drama, with an in-depth study of at least one author. Course requirements
include both analytical and creative writing assignments, with stress on discussion and class
participation.

203210   CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN LITERATURE [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: English III or waiver. Elective.

This course will explore international cultures through literature: folklore, novels, films, plays
and poems. In addition to reading and varied writing assignments, students will be expected to
interact with East Lansing's international community through interviews and by attending
cultural events that emphasize the art, dance, and music of the cultures we are studying. Each
student will be expected to specialize by choosing one culture's literature for extended reading
and in-depth study. Class study will include, but not be limited to, the study of Russian,
Latino/Hispanic, Scandinavian, African and Far Eastern cultural materials.

203410   ENGLISH LITERATURE I [semester] Offered first semester only.
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: English III or waiver. Elective.

English Literature is designed as a full-year course, but students may elect either English
Literature I first semester, or English Literature II, second semester. The course is an
appropriate choice for college-bound seniors not taking Advanced Placement English.
However, it is expected that juniors who plan to take either Advanced Placement English
course as seniors will take a full year of English Literature as juniors. English Literature I,
offered first semester, surveys the great works and authors of English Literature from the
Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th Century. Development of analytical reading and writing
skills is emphasized through essays and oral reports.

203510   ENGLISH LITERATURE II [semester] Offered second semester only.
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: English III or waiver. Elective.

English Literature II surveys great works and authors of English Literature from the Romantic
Period to the present. Development of analytical reading and writing skills is emphasized
through papers and reports.

Grade 12. Prerequisites: Three years of English, B+ average; AP teacher and department
chairperson approval. Recommendation: A full year of English Literature is highly
advantageous but not absolutely required. Approval forms available in Student Services office.
Elective.

This course prepares highly-motivated students for college-level English courses and it may
enable them to earn college credit by taking the AP English Literature & Composition exam.
After a brief look at some of the roots of Western literary tradition, the course focuses on the
study of literature by genre: drama, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. In the spring, students do a
college-level research project and present their findings in a symposium with other students
who have worked on related topics.

Grade 12. Prerequisites: Three years of English, with B+ average, AP teacher and department
chairperson approval. Recommendation: A full year of English Literature is highly
advantageous but not absolutely required. Approval forms available in Student Services office.
Elective.

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This course prepares highly motivated students for college-level writing. Students may earn
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college credit b taking the AP English Language and Composition exam. Course content
includes reading sophisticated material analytically and critically, with a focus on non-fiction
prose, and writing extensively in a variety of expository modes. The goal of the course is to
enable students to read complex texts with understanding and to write rich, mature prose with
clarity and grace.

Grades 9 -11. Prerequisite: none. Course may be taken for one additional semester with
teacher approval. Elective.

This course is designed to improve students' overall academic performance in high school.
Special emphasis is placed on increasing reading comprehension with textbooks and fiction.
The course also focuses on note-taking and other study strategies. Students will be required
to demonstrate the application of these skills in their other course work.

220010   SPEECH I [semester]

This course is designed to teach each student the basic fundamentals of communication and to
develop their confidence and skill in public speaking. Instruction will be given in the preparation
of different types of speeches, research, methods of delivery and speech criticism. A study of
voice production is included as well as a unit in group dynamics. Exercises will include
informative, expository, convincing, stimulating, and persuasive speaking.

220110   SPEECH II/DEBATE [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Speech I. Elective.

This course is concerned with developing a student’s maximum potential as a public speaker.
Units in oral interpretation and impromptu speaking will be included along with a study of
specific applications of basic speech functions, e.g., character analysis, after-dinner speech,
commencement speech, and speeches based upon personal beliefs. The second nine weeks
of the course will be devoted to debate. Students will analyze issues, develop and present
arguments, make decisions, improve public speaking, organizational and research skills
through a series of debates.

220510   FILM AS LITERATURE [semester]
Grades 10-12. Because of expectations and content of course, recommended for Juniors and
Seniors. Elective.

Film as Literature is a course designed to give students an opportunity to assess the quality of
film in the same manner as they would other literature. Students will critically examine story,
director, techniques, talent, theme and symbolism. Issues related to the field of film making
and viewing will be discussed both v erbally and in writing. Films representing such genres as
film noir, romantic comedy, suspense, and science fiction will be shown and analyzed.
Students may have limited experience in making a short film from an original screenplay.
Serious students of film ONLY should enroll since numerous written reviews and analyses will
be required. The class will culminate with the creation of a major film related research project.

220610   INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM [semester]

This course is both an introduction to the basic principles of print journalism and a publication
class. In the basic course, students will learn how to be reporters. They will learn interview skills
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editorials. Students will prepare stories using computer terminals, print stories on the laser
printer and layout and design pages via Desktop Publishing using PageMaker software. In the
production part of the course, student writing will be submitted to Portrait for possible
publication. Students planning to work on The Portrait should take this course and later take

Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Introduction to Journalism and teacher approval. Meets Applied

This is a publication class. Students taking this class will be editors and writers for The Portrait.
These students will write, edit, layout, and publish the school newspaper on a bi-weekly basis.
In addition, students may be required to prepare and publish an independent desktop
publishing project.

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Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: English I, and adviser approval required prior to signing up. Meets

This hands-on publication class prepares the school yearbook. Students will be accepted onto
the Ceniad staff as either an editorial staff member or a photographer. Editorial staff members
will learn the techniques of interviewing, writing copy and captions, designing layouts and use
of the Macintosh computer for page preparation. Photographers will shoot the photos used in
the yearbook. Some photography experience is desirable but not necessary for photographers.
All staff members will be involved in the sale of advertising and the marketing of the book.
Some time outside class is required.

920010    LANGUAGE ARTS WORKSHOP [semester]
Grades 9-11. Approval is required through student's counselor and workshop teacher. (For
those students required to take this course, it counts toward the English graduation
requirement.) Elective.

The Language Arts Workshop provides assistance to students desiring to improve their study
skills and/or academic performance particularly in the areas of English and Social Studies.
Teacher and student determine areas of study based on individual students' needs and
learning styles. Students may be involved in the setting and monitoring of academic goals and
in improving time management and organization.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE
FLOW CHART FOR SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Three credits strongly recommended for college admission.

Elective
Grade              Required Course             Listed by grade at which the course    By application & approval
may first be selected.
9      Earth-Physical Science or Biology
10     Biology or Earth-Physical Science   Anatomy and Physiology
…plus elective                      Chemistry
Physics
11                                         All of the above                      A P Biology
Ecology                               A P Physics
Forensic Science
Science Fiction and Science
12                                         All of the above                      A P Biology
A P Physics
Freshmen/Sophomore Science requirement:
All entering 9th graders must take either Biology or Earth-Physical Science. As Sophomores, these students must
take the course they did NOT take as Freshmen, which will either be Biology or Earth-Physical Science. Having
successfully completed one year of the science requirement, students may take more than one science course in
the same school year.

301110    EARTH-PHYSICAL SCIENCE [year]

This is an entry-level course for science at the high school. Successful completion of Earth-
Physical Science and/or Biology is the necessary prerequisite for all other science courses. It is

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a laboratory -based course focusing on four major topics: the Hydrosphere, the Geosphere, the
Atmosphere and Weather, and the Solar System. Second semester focuses on the interplay
between humans and the environment. Students are challenged to analyze data, explore
issues, integrate concepts, and think scientifically.

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301310   ECOLOGY [semester]
Grades 11 - 12. Prerequisite: Biology and Earth-Physical Science. Elective.

This course includes the study of the ecological interactions that determine the distribution and
abundance of organisms. Students will learn about the major groups of invertebrates and
vascular plants. Topics include identification, collections techniques, evolutionary principles,
biotic and abiotic limiting factors, population growth, regulation, community structure and
change.

302010   BIOLOGY [year]

This is an entry level course for science at the high school. Successful completion of biology
and/or Earth-Physical Science is the necessary prerequisite for all other science courses. It is
a laboratory-based course that emphasizes unifying themes of modern biological science:
evolution, diversity and unity, genetic continuity, organisms and environment, structure and
function, regulation, science as inquiry, the history of biological concepts, and science and
society. Students are challenged to analyze data, explore complex issues, integrate concepts
and think scientifically.

302310   ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY [semester]
Grades 10 - 12. Prerequisites: Biology. Lab fee required; scholarships available. Elective.

This course is an advanced laboratory course covering basic human anatomy and physiology.
It involves a minimum of two dissections: a fetal pig and sheep’s brain. To provide one
specimen for every pair of students, a lab fee of \$15.00 is required.

302610   SCIENCE FICTION AND SCIENCE [semester]
Grades 11-12. Prerequisite: one year of science. Strong interest in science fiction required.
Elective.

This course will explore the real and fictitious science used in science fiction films, short stories
and books. Topics will range from space travel and artificial intelligence to future science and
scientific ethics. Physical and biological science topics will be included. The course will include
hands-on exploration of selected topics, classroom discussions, and report or short story writing
assignments.

302810   FORENSIC SCIENCE [year]
Grades 11-12. Prerequisites: Biology and Earth-Physical Science. Elective.

This course will explore science as it applies to the law. Topics will include crime scene
investigation, fingerprinting, hair and blood spatter analysis, toxicology, DNA technology, etc.
Labs and activities will be utilized as the primary learning tools. Students will be expected to
participate in classroom discussions and activities, analyze case studies, and use writing skills
to communicate laboratory results.

303310   CHEMISTRY [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: One year of science and Algebra I with C grade (2.0) or better for
each semester. A test to demonstrate math ability, for those students below the requirement,
will be given. Elective.

This course is a solid introduction to chemistry that stresses conceptual understanding and
problem solving for science-oriented students. Topics will include the study of the atomic and
molecular structure of the substances that make up the universe along with why changes take
place in these substances.

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304010   PHYSICS [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: One year of science and Algebra I with C grade [2.0] or better for
each semester. Recommendation: Geometry with C grade or better is strongly recommended.
A test to demonstrate math ability, for those students below the requirement, will be given.
Elective.

The physics course includes mainly topics in classical physics. It is a solid introduction to
physics and both conceptual understanding and problem solving are stressed. Motion and
mechanics are covered in the first semester and wave motion, electricity and magnetism are
covered the second semester.

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Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: B or better in Physics and Department recommendation.
Approval forms available in Student Services office. Elective.

The AP Physics course seeks to be representative of topics covered in similar college courses,
as determined by periodic surveys. Accordingly, goals have been set for percentage coverage
of five general areas: Newtonian mechanics, 35 percent; fluid and thermal physics, 15 percent;
electricity and magnetism, 25 percent; waves and optics, 15 percent; and atomic and nuclear
physics, 10 percent. The AP Physics course includes topics in both classical and modern
physics. A knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course; the basic
ideas of calculus may be introduced in connection with physical concepts, such as acceleration
and work. Understanding of the basic principles involved and the ability to apply these
principles in the solution of problems are the major goals of the course. Students taking this
course are expected to take and pay for the AP Physics Exam in the spring.

Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: B or better in Biology and Chemistry. Approval forms available
in Student Services office. Lab fee required; scholarships available. Elective.

This AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology
course usually taken by biology majors during the first year. It aims to provide students with the
conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with
the rapidly changing science of b   iology. The general areas covered include molecules and
cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. No dissection will be included.
Students taking this course are expected to take and pay for the AP Biology Exam in the
spring. Lab fee for this course is \$25.00.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES
FLOW CHART FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM
Three credits required for college admission.
Elective
Required Course             Listed by grade at which the course may   Elective with application & approval
Level
first be selected.
9    U S History                         None
10   World Civilizations                 None
11   None                                History through Popular Culture            A P American History
12   American Government                 Anthropology/Sociology                     A P European History
Economics                           Contemporary Studies                       All of the above
Comparative World Religions
Law: U S Legal System & Legal Issues
Psychology
All of the above

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401210    U.S. HISTORY: THE 19        AND 20 CENTURIES [year]
Grade 9. Prerequisite: none. Content is tested on the MEAP/High School test. Waiver
available. This course is required for graduation.

This is a survey course which is intended to build on previous course work in United States
History. Emphasis is placed on the study of the Civil War, the emergence of the United States
as a world power, and its foreign policy, economic development and growth, as well as political,

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social, and cultural developments of the nation through the twentieth century. Students are
provided with the opportunity to understand and appreciate democratic values, beliefs and
responsibilities. Social studies skills including, but not limited to, reading, writing, organization,
analysis, note taking, discussion and critical thinking are applied within this chronological
survey. Social Studies strands of history, geography, economics, and government are themes
throughout the course.

400010   WORLD CIVILIZATIONS [year]
Grade 10. Prerequisite: U S History. Content is tested on the MEAP/High School test. Waiver
available. This course is required for graduation.

This course introduces the student to the major cultures of the world and builds on previous
course work in Western and Eastern Hemisphere studies at lower grade levels. Emphasis in
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10 grade is placed on the impact of religion, geography, politics, and economics on the
development of these cultures. This survey course includes an overview of Eastern and
Western Europe, the Far East, North Africa and the Middle East, and other areas in relation to
these locations. These topics are studied within a geographic and chronological framework
which is intended to help the student understand the interrelationships between current cultures
as well as historical events which have resulted from internal and external causes.

401410   CONTEMPORARY STUDIES: CURRENT FOREIGN & DOMESTIC ISSUES [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: U. S. History and World Civilizations. Content is tested on the
MEAP/High School test. Elective.

This class is intended to allow students to analyze the historical background and impact of
contemporary global issues. Course topics may include the following: Recent History,
Worldwide and U S Foreign Policy Issues; Worldwide and U S Political, Economic and Social
Issues; Worldwide Environmental Concerns. Sources may include (but are not limited to)
online access to the Internet, weekly magazines, newspapers, CNN cable access, and
community resources in addition to two basic resource texts and supplemental reading.

402210   HISTORY THROUGH POPULAR CULTURE [semester]
Grades 11 - 12. Prerequisite: U S History. Elective.

This course will cover selected topics in history through the eyes of the entertainment industry
and popular culture. Focus events may cover U S and world history, viewed and evaluated as
a combination of fact, fiction, prejudices, and propaganda. Evaluations may include comparing
and contrasting artistic portrayals with actual historical events.

402410   COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: U S History and World Civilizations. Elective.

This class is a comparative study of the world’s major religions/philosophies including (but not
limited to) Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
Content may include the history of the religions, their geographic scope, beliefs, and the effects
of these religions on history, society, and politics.

401610   ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisites: U S History and World Civilizations (B+ or better) or A- on
waiver. Approval form, available from Student Services office, must be completed with
recommendation of World Civilizations or U S History and English teachers, counselor and
approval of Advanced Placement History teacher including a handwritten statement about why
course is appropriate placement and submitted to A P teacher (room 59) by February 15.
Standards for admission: stated on form. Approval signature by department chair must
appear on registration form BEFORE registration deadline. Elective.

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This course is for the Junior or Senior student with advanced reading and writing skills who
wishes to pursue a rigorous study of American History and prepare for the Advanced
Placement American History Test for college placement and credit. Chronology ranges from
Exploration to the present. Students will read, analyze and discuss primary and secondary
source materials. Precise historiography and expository writing is expected.

401710   ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisites: U S H   istory and World Civilizations (B+ or better) or A- on
waiver. Approval form, available from Student Services office, must be completed with
recommendation of World Civilizations or U S History and English teachers, counselor and
approval of Advanced Placement History teacher including a handwritten statement about why
course is appropriate placement and submitted to A P teacher (room 709) by February 15.
Standards for admission: stated on form. Approval signature by department chair must
appear on registration form BEFORE registration deadline. Elective.

This course is for the Junior or Senior student with advanced reading and writing skills who
wishes to pursue a rigorous study of European History and prepare for the Advanced
Placement European History Test for college placement and credit.

404010   PSYCHOLOGY [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

This course is the study of human behavior. Topics are set by instructor and may include brain
anatomy, sensation and perception, human learning and memory, consciousness, personality
and behavior disorders. Emphasis may be placed on student participation and involvement.

404210   ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY [semester]
Grades 11 - 12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

This course offers students a thorough introduction to the principles and processes of physical/
cultural anthropology and sociology. It is the study of the origins of humanity, its biological and
cultural evolution, and the adaptations within various societies that have made humankind what
it is in today's global world. This class may also study sociological theory and methodology.

404410   LAW: U S LEGAL SYSTEM AND LEGAL ISSUES [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: U S History. Elective.

This course in practical law is intended for the student with an interest in the United States
justice system. Topics may be covered through lecture/discussion, research, guest speakers,
field trips, film, and role playing. Topics may include the following: Introduction to Law and the
Legal System; Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice; Torts; Family Law; and Constitutional
Liberties related to Due Process. Emphasis may be placed on student participation, class
involvement, and attendance.

402010   AMERICAN GOVERNMENT [semester]
Grade 12. Prerequisite: U. S. History. Waiver available. This course is required for graduation.

This course is a survey of the structure and functions of the U. S. federal government. Students
will study the executive, legislative and judicial branches, including qualifications, duties, and
changing roles and responsibilities. Included is an overview of the foundations of U S
Government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Political Party System, and Current Political
Issues. Core Democratic Values will be referenced. The class may include a community-
based observation and/or community service requirement to complete the state standard of
civic involvement.

403010   ECONOMICS [semester]

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Grade 12. Prerequisite: Students must have earned 16 or more credits to date of beginning
course work. Waiver available. This course is required for graduation.

This course is a survey of the classical economics and Keynesian economics. Micro and
Macro economics are studied using supply and demand models in conjunction with how and
why households, business firms, and units of government make choices. Emphasis may be
placed on fiscal and monetary policies, price systems, and international trade.

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DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS
FLOW CHART FOR VISUAL ARTS CURRICULUM
course may be elected.                       may be elected.                      course may be elected.
Draw I (9-12)                        Draw II (9-12)
Painting I (9-12)                    Painting II (9-12)
Watercolor (9-12)                    Computer Graphic Design (9-12)
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Sculpture (9-12)
Fiber Arts (9-12)
Ceramics I (9-12)
Printmaking/Silkscreen (10-12)       Jewelry II (10-12)
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Jewelry I (10-12)                    Ceramics II (10-12)
11      Any above                            Any above                                 A P Studio Art (11-12)
12      Any above                            Any above                                 Any above

VISUAL ARTS:

510010   DRAWING I [semester]

Develops drawing skills which enable one to reproduce what one sees or imagines on a two-
dimensional surface. Pencil will be emphasized. Other medias may include: charcoal, pen and
ink, brush and ink, and colored pencil. Emphasis will be placed on learning technical skills in
drawing and will include the principles of composition and elements of design.

510210   DRAWING II [semester]

This course provides students with further opportunity to develop drawing skills. Composition,
color, drawing techniques, and experimentation with various drawing styles and medias will be
included. Drawing II is recommended for the student who plans to take Studio Art.

510610   PAINTING I [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Recommendation: Drawing I . Meets Fine Arts requirement

Students are introduced to painting through art history as a means of communication and self-
expression. Painting styles of pre-modern/modern art periods of western civilization will be
taught. Color, application, composition, and uniqueness of design will be emphasized. Various
painting techniques will be developed. Tempera and acrylic paint will be used.

510810   PAINTING II [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Painting I or Watercolor. Meets Fine Arts requirement for

Students will fine tune their painting skills. The focus will be on American schools of art.
Tempera paint, acrylic paints on canvas, oil, watercolor and watercolor crayons are some of the
media used to explore different approaches to painting.

511010   WATERCOLOR [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Recommendation: Drawing I. Meets Fine Arts requirement

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Basic watercolor techniques are taught in this course. Color theory, perspective as u      sed in
landscape, still-life, as well as figure studies will be included. A survey of watercolor painting
and techniques provide students with additional understanding of the medium.

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511410   SCULPTURE [semester]

The process of creating 3      -dimensional objects, both relief and in the round, realistic and
abstract, are taught. A variety of construction methods are used. Materials include clay, copper
foil, plaster, structolite, paper-maché, wood, wire and other items. The history of sculpture in
art will be included.

511810   FIBER ARTS [semester]
Grades 9  -12. Prerequisite: none. Materials fee required; scholarships available. Meets Fine

An introductory course using skills and techniques expressed through fibers: weaving,
macrame, stitchery, coiling, batik, soft sculpture, fabric printing, etc. The history of fibers in art
will be included.

512210   PRINTMAKING/SILKSCREEN [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: none. Recommendation: Drawing I. Materials fee required;
scholarships available. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

The prints and silkscreen class is designed as an introductory printmaking course for students
wishing to learn about relief printing and silk screen. During the first 9 weeks, students will
explore various print making processes such as collagraph, string printing, woodblock, linoleum
block. The second nine weeks will provide an exploration of the basic silkscreen printing
process, including paper stencils and block-out materials. The history of printmaking in art will
be included.

512610   JEWELRY AND ART METAL I [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: none. Materials fee required; scholarships available. Meets Fine

This course introduces students to the skills, processes and embellishing techniques used in
designing and fabricating jewelry as well as small functional and sculptural pieces in metal.

512810   JEWELRY AND ART METAL II [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Jewelry and Art Metal I. Materials fee required; scholarships
available. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

The student will explore advanced techniques in jewelry-making including: lost wax casting,
inlay, enameling, stone-setting, etching, and raising. Creativity and good craftsmanship will be
emphasized.

513010   CERAMICS I [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Materials fee required; scholarships available. Meets Fine

This course teaches the hand-building techniques used for pinch, coil, slab, and drape methods
of construction, as well as sculpting ceramic projects. Introduction to various glaze techniques
will also be included. Throwing pots on the wheel will be introduced.

513210   CERAMICS II [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Ceramics I. Materials fee required; scholarships available. Meets

This course is an extension of Ceramics I. It deals more in-depth with hand building and basic
wheel techniques. Advanced decoration techniques including sgraffito, staining, wax resist,
incising, and glaze making will be taught.

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514210   ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisites: Art teacher recommendation, Department Chairperson
approval, plus a minimum of one drawing course and one painting course. Portfolio may be
requested. Approval form, available from Student Services office, must be completed by
February 17. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation. May be repeated.

Students will explore different styles and techniques using a variety of 2-dimensional medias.
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Some three-dimensional work will be included 2 semester. This class is for highly motivated
students who wish to participate in an accelerated art program in drawing, painting, and design.
The student will be expected to create a 12-piece portfolio, at the completion of the first
semester, suitable for college entrance. Work will be individualized second semester with an
area of concentration. Creativity will be emphasized. Students are expected to take part in an
A. P. Studio Art performance-based exam in May.

733010   COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Keyboarding course and Drawing I. Meets either Applied Skills
or Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

This course uses both the manual and the computer approach in graphic design. Computer
software and multi-media technology will be used to create graphic designs, digitized images,
market, the vast majority of the commercial art is done using computer technology. Logos,
commercial designs, digitized images, and advertisements are some of the areas that will be
team taught using the combined talents of the Visual Art and Technology Departments'
instructors.

PERFORMING ARTS:

520010   FLAG CORPS [semester] Offered first semester only.
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: Audition or approval of band director. NO EXCEPTIONS. Meets

This course is open to all students who desire a marching band experience but may not play a
wind or percussion instrument. Students learn marching skills as well as dance movements
with the use of flags and other equipment. Students perform in all functions in which the
Marching Band performs as well as some additional performances without the marching band.

520210   CONCERT BAND [year]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: Approval by middle school band director and/or high school band
director. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

This course offers students an opportunity to be a part of an excellent performance group that
studies and performs high school level band music that is open to all students who play a wind
or percussion instrument. During the fall, the group is made up of students who are not in the
Marching Band and instruction is given on an individual and small group basis. Following
marching season, the Concert Band performs at numerous concerts and festivals. In addition to
developing performance skills, students receive instruction in music theory, music history and
music listening and evaluation.

520610   SYMPHONIC/MARCHING BAND [year]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: band director approval. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

Symphonic Band is the premier wind ensemble at East Lansing High School. It is open to
students through an audition at the end of first term. Designed for the more advanced wind
player or percussionist, the class explores more advanced levels of music and performance.
During the first term, Symphonic Band combines with members of Concert Band to become the
Trojan Marching Band. The Marching Band learns to combine music with movement
culminating in marching performances during the fall.

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520710   CLASS PIANO I [semester]

This course is designed for students with little or no piano experience. It allows the opportunity
for students to learn the basic keyboard skills needed to be able to play music of their choice. It
also provides the student with some basic music theory and an introduction to composers of
piano music and their literature.

520810   CLASS PIANO II [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Class Piano I or piano lessons. Meets Fine Arts requirement for

This course is designed for the student who is past the beginning piano stage. Piano skills are
improved and performance levels raised. Additional music theory is taught along with the piano
music including some basic techniques for music composition. This course is open, but not
limited, to the student who has successfully completed Class Piano I.

530010   JAZZ ENSEMBLE [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: Must be concurrently enrolled in Concert or Symphonic Band with
the exception of guitarists, bassists, and pianists. Audition or approval of jazz band director.
Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

Jazz Ensemble introduces the student to the world of jazz through performance in class as well
as outside of the school day. While the class focus is performance, the class also offers
students a look into the history of jazz through the study of jazz composers and performers.

540010   CHAMBER ORCHESTRA [STRINGS ONLY] [year]
Grade 9. Prerequisite: Previous private lessons and/or class lessons on either violin, viola,
cello, or bass. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

Chamber orchestra is designed for all 9th grade string students. However, students in grades
10-12 who wish to strengthen their basic orchestral playing skills, are also eligible to enroll.
Classwork includes theory, shifting and position techniques, interpretation, style, rhythm and
bow technique. Chamber Orchestra combines with Symphonic Orchestra for all performances,
trips, partnerships, MSBOA festivals, and other workshops.

540410   SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA [STRINGS ONLY] [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Previous private lessons and/or class lessons on either violin,
viola, cello or bass. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

Symphonic orchestra is designed for string students in grades 10-12, interested in building
advanced performing techniques. The combined Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras perform
several public and televised concerts throughout the school year, are involved in guest artist
workshops, and Lansing Symphony Orchestra and University partnerships. Students may take
educational trips when planned, and are eligible to perform in MSBOA festivals.

540810   SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA [WIND & PERCUSSION STUDENTS ONLY] Meets Nov-June.
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: Audition and approval of Orchestra Director. Begins after Marching
Band season. Must also be enrolled in Symphonic Band. Students meet twice weekly, during
lunch period. One-half credit per year. Limited enrollment. Meets Fine Arts requirement for

Course is designed for the advanced wind or percussion student who wishes to perform in the
full Symphonic Orchestra. Variety of music from all ages and styles is performed in several
public concerts throughout the school year. Students meet twice weekly during the lunch
period to rehearse with the Symphonic Orchestra Strings. For more information, contact the
orchestra director.

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550010   THEATER I (Introduction to Acting) [semester]

Experience the joy and exhilaration of feeling self-confident when you speak in front of a class.
Theater students use monologues and scenes to develop skills that will help them to succeed
in life as well as theater. Join in the fun of theater games as well as the rush of performance.
All classes have at least two evening performances and will perform several times for classes
during the school day.

550410   THEATER II (Acting) [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Theater I grade of C or better) or teacher approval. Meets Fine Arts

Theater II is designed for the serious acting student. Emphasis will be on performance as well
as script interpretation and theater history. Students will work alongside adults in the
community through the Wharton Center Docent Program as well as performing for special
programs both in and outside of the school.

550510   THEATER III (Directing) [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Theater II and audition. Meets Fine Arts requirement for

Theater III is designed for students interested in performance for college and career. Emphasis
will be on performance as well as intra-school and community partnerships. Major work will be
produced in this company.

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550610   THEATER IV - ReAct [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Theater II and audition or teacher approval. Meets Fine Arts

The ReAct acting troupe is a premiere group of students recognized on a State level for their
work in creating a safe environment for young people to develop strategies for survival. ReAct
actors illustrate these strategies to fellow students in the school district and across the State in
order to encourage the value of personal management skills. Students may enroll for ReAct up
to 4 semesters.

560010   FRESHMAN CHOIR [1 or 2 semesters]

This course is open for all 9th grade students who like to sing and are interested in learning
more about singing. The choir will perform a wide variety of musical literature and spend time
every day learning to read music more readily. No experience is necessary.

560210   CONCERT CHOIR [1 or 2 semesters]

Concert Choir is a performance-oriented group which is open to students who wish to perform
diverse, exciting, and demanding musical literature including major works with orchestra.
Course emphasis is placed on musicianship and related performance skills. A short audition is
required to check voice ranges.

560810   ELSINGERS [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Choral audition [selection made by high school vocal music
director]. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

ELSINGERS is traditionally one of Michigan's finest high school vocal ensembles. Emphasis is
placed on performance and musical literature of the highest musical caliber. Membership is
available by audition only to all students of exceptional musical ability who are motivated to
achieve the highest levels of vocal performance.

About Music is a non-performance oriented class for those who wish to know more about music
as an art. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring active or analytical listening skills. Music of a
wide range of styles and periods will be covered including jazz, rock, and art music.

561000   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY I [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: None. Meets either Fine Arts or Applied Skills requirement for

Music Technology I is an introduction to the world of electronic music. Students will learn to
operate computer software and MIDI keyboards to create music, sample sounds and sequence
sounds together. Students will also receive an overview of electronic music from the 1940s
through the present.

561010   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY II [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Music Technology I or a basic knowledge of how to operate
computers and MIDI equipment. Meets either Fine Arts or Applied Skills requirement for

Music Technology II is a continuance of Music Technology I. Students will create project
compositions through the use of computers, software and MIDI equipment. The student will

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also receive information on how music technology can be used in multi-media and career
applications as well as combined efforts with other courses in cross-curricular projects.

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DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE
Three credits strongly recommended for college admission.

600010   FRENCH I [year]

An introductory course in the French five-year sequence. The text and tapes provide a variety
of opportunities and activities for the student to develop skills of listening, speaking, reading,
and writing, with special emphasis upon oral communication. This course includes an
introduction to the culture of the French-speaking world.

600210   FRENCH II [year]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: French I C- grade (or better) or equivalent background. For the
students with 2 years of French in the middle school, it is necessary to receive 75% or better on
the placement test given in the spring. Elective.

Continued strong emphasis on the basic functions of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
In addition to extensive work with grammar in the text, simple reading selections are used as a
basis for oral discussions. Taped cassette programs which accompany the text give practice in
understanding French of native speakers of both sexes and of all ages. Writing of simple
sentences and original dialogues is used to reinforce structure and vocabulary. Listening
comprehension and speaking practice are also stressed. Culture will be integrated into the
program.

600410   FRENCH III [year]

Designed to improve communications ability in written and oral French. Additional grammar
concepts, phonetics, and vocabulary building activities facilitate understanding of varied
reading and listening materials. Increased emphasis is placed on the practice of reading,
speaking, and understanding. Students are introduced to the major heroes and literary figures
of France and its culture. Present day culture is an integral part of the program.

600610   FRENCH IV [year]

French IV is designed to meet the needs of those who want to continue the study of French
[due to interest in conversation, French culture, or simply to review grammar before going to
college]. A student wishing 5 years of French will continue in AP French.

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Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisites: Four years of French ( - average) or equivalent based on
placement exam. Elective.

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to prepare for the
Advancement Placement Examination in French Language. It seeks to develop language skills
(listening, speaking, reading, writing) that are useful in themselves and can be applied to
various activities and disciplines, rather than to master any specific body of subject matter.

601010   GERMAN I [year]

This is the introductory course in a four-year sequence offered in German. The text and videos
provide a variety of activities for the student to develop in each of the basic functions of

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speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Special emphasis on oral communication is provided.
Various aspects of German culture are also introduced.

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601210   GERMAN II [year]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: German I C- grade (or better) or equivalent competency. Elective.

This course builds upon the skills acquired in German I, stressing oral and written manipulation
of the language, and includes further study of German-speaking cultures.

601410   GERMAN III [year]
601610   GERMAN IV [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: German II or German III C- grade (or better). Elective.

This two-year course is designed to improve and broaden communication ability in oral and
written German. Increased emphasis on the practice of reading, speaking and understanding
German. Materials used are textbook, plays, short stories, novels, magazine articles, and
newspapers.

603010   SPANISH I [year]

This is the introductory course in the sequence offered in Spanish. The texts and listening
tapes provide a variety of activities for the student to develop skills of listening, reading,
speaking, and writing. Oral communication is emphasized. This course includes an introduction
to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

603210   SPANISH II [year]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: Spanish I C- grade (or better) or equivalent. For the students with
2 years of Spanish in the middle school, it is necessary to receive 75% or better on the
admission test give n in the spring. Elective.

This course builds upon the skills acquired in Spanish I. Further study of the cultures of Latin
America contributes to the student's understanding of the diversity of the Hispanic world.

603410   SPANISH III [year]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Spanish II C- grade (or better) or equivalent. Elective.

This course is designed to improve ability in oral and written Spanish as well as to review
grammatical concepts learned in the first two levels. In addition to a text, materials used are
films, tapes, and a variety of readings relating to the Hispanic world.

603610   SPANISH IV [year]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Spanish III C- grade (or better) or equivalent. Elective.

This course develops reading skills and comprehension, develops composition writing skills,
Latin America and Spain from a traveler's point-of-view.

Grades 11 & 12. P    rerequisites: Four years of Spanish (with a minimum B- average) or
equivalent based on placement exam. Elective.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination in the
Spanish language. It will develop the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and
writing.

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DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

710610   ACCOUNTING I [semester]

In this course, students study the theory of double-entry accounting and apply it by recording in
general and special journals, posting to general and subsidiary ledgers, and preparing financial
statements. Students work through fiscal periods for both service and merchandising
businesses and for a sole proprietorship and a partnership. Other work includes problem
solving using the Automated Accounting software program, managing a checking account, and
accounting for payroll and petty cash.

710810   ACCOUNTING II [semester]

Students solve advanced problems in accounting for a corporation using special journals. Other
work involves accounting for accrued revenue and expenses, discounts, returns and allowanc-
es, depreciation, uncollectible accounts, notes and interest, voucher systems, and inventory.
Students use microcomputers to complete various problems using the Automated Accounting
software program, and they complete one simulation unit. Accounting II is an excellent
foundation for future work in bookkeeping and accounting.

711510   EXPLORING BUSINESS AND CAREERS [semester]

Students learn about the nature and function of business and its importance in our personal,
social, civic and national welfare. Major occupational areas--including retailing, accounting, and
office support--are introduced to the student through career exploration activities, including a
job shadowing experience. Aspects of money management, such as: using credit, budgeting,
handling a checking account are covered. Integrated throughout the semester are computer
activities, guest speakers, and projects.

keyboarding skill. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

Students have the opportunity to learn what business is, how it operates, and how it is
managed. Some management topics covered are human resources and/or personnel,
communications, finance, information systems, business ownership, entrepreneurship, and
international business issues. Problem-solving techniques are emphasized. Students planning
to major in business in college will find this course especially helpful.

711910   MONEY [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: none. Recommendation: Exploring Business or Accounting and
touch keyboarding skill. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

This course provides the student with the tools necessary to better understand and adapt to the
financial world into which they will enter. Topics covered include investment choices, employee
pay and benefits, budgets and financial records, banking taxes, insurance, and credit. Problem
solving and decision-making techniques are stressed. Personal financial management is

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emphasized in this course, but the business perspective for the topics is also presented.
Computer activities including Internet use, guest speakers/field trips, and projects are
integrated throughout the semester.

This course introduces the student to business law fundamentals such as contracts, labor
relations, consumer rights, business taxes (employment, payroll, etc.) sales, and other legal
concepts. The basics of court procedures and civil remedies will be covered as well as legal
topics useful to students in their personal lives. Activities include discussion, current events
topics, and guest speakers from the field.

720010   MARKETING, MERCHANDISING AND MANAGEMENT [semester]
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval. Highly recommended: Exploring Busi-
ness or Accounting I. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

Through the school store setting and the classroom, this course provides training in retailing
and merchandising.        Course content will include communications, human relations,
management, merchandising, sales and employability skills. Students will apply skills in display
advertising, personal sales techniques, inventory procedures and retail management as well as
working with people, and money-handling procedures in the school store setting. Research,
problem solving, and decision-making techniques are integrated throughout the semester.

720410   COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (1 or 2 semesters)
Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Partnership coordinator or teacher approval. Must provide own
transportation to and from the work site. Maximum of two semesters. Recommendation:

This course will assist students in locating a community service or paid position in an area
establishment. It will also prepare the students with employment skills such as applying for a
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job, preparing resumes, interviewing, and human relations. The students will b required to
meet a minimum of one hour per week in a common class where related instruction would take
place. In the classroom, students will learn life skills such as banking, renting, insurance, auto
purchase, paying bills, and money management. The rest of the course time will be spent
working in the position with a minimum of ten hours per week.

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COMPUTER CLASSES:

FLOW CHART FOR COMPUTER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Entry Point:                                                 Entry Point:

Weak or No Touch Keyboarding Skill                    Has Touch Keyboarding Skill
Transfer Student (Check Skills with Teachers)         25 Words per Minute for 3 Minutes

Keyboarding and Computer Applications                         Word Processing

Word Processing

710210   KEYBOARDING AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills or Computer Literacy requirement for

Designed for students with little or no previous keyboarding experience or those who
are not using the touch method (keying without looking at the keyboard).

Keyboarding competency is developed through drills using alphabetic and numeric keys at the
computer. Emphasis is on developing good techniques, proofreading, problem-solving skills,
accuracy and ethical use of technology. Students are introduced to document formatting for
reports and letters using application software. Other computer activities include an
introduction to creating spreadsheets and databases as well as applying searching techniques
using the Internet and formatting for citing sources.

711610   WORD PROCESSING [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Demonstrate ability to key alphabetic reaches correctly by touch
consistently for 3 minutes at a rate of 25 wpm with a maximum of 5 errors OR instructor
approval. Meets Applied Skills or Computer Literacy requirement for graduation.

Designed for students who can already type/keyboard using the touch method (key without
looking at the keyboard). Students enhance skills through an intensive review of the touch
method of keyboarding. Students expand their word processing skills by learning a variety of
features for document formatting. Document production by students includes multiple-page

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reports, letters in several styles, and tables while emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking
skills and technology ethics. Related activities covered involve desktop publishing, file

Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Minimum C grade in high school Keyboarding and Computer
Applications or Word Processing. Meets Applied Skills or Computer Literacy requirement for

Students learn to prepare a variety of documents and presentations for college, business,
employment or personal use. Computer software used to complete activities include word
processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and presentation software programs. Students
enhance file management skills, prepare multimedia presentations, and research information
using electronic databases and the Internet. The project and problem solving approaches are
emphasized.

711710   ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Minimum C grade in high school Keyboarding and Computer
Applications or Word Processing. Meets Applied Skills or Computer Literacy requirement for

Students enhance keyboarding skills to produce specialized letters, memos, tables, news-
letters, brochures, and other documents. Students use word processing and desktop
publishing software. Features such as merging, graphics manipulation, and macros are
covered. Project units include employability skills, computer ethics, and introduction to
multimedia publishing with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking skills.

712610   PROFESSIONAL WEB DESIGN [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: High School Keyboarding or Word Processing course. Meets
Applied Skills or Computer Literacy requirement for graduation.

This course is designed to enable students in their pursuit of creating and maintaining
professional web sites. Students will learn to use the Netscape composer, FrontPage 98 and
utilize many tools such as links, buttons, sounds, pictures, tabs and backgrounds. Students will
be creating and/or updating web sites for local professionals and businesses in an ethical
manner. Emphasis will be on constructing unique sites that will be easy to use and have strong
marketing appeal. Lastly, students will be familiarized with the vocabulary necessary to discuss
their work with webmasters and others in the industry.

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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION:

Technology Education
Career Path Flow Chart
DESIGN AND             ENGINEERING &                                BUSINESS &
SCIENTIFIC
COMMUNICATIONS           ARCHITECTURE                                 TECHNICAL

DRAFTING                                      DRAFTING
PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
ENGINEERING OF TECHNOLOGY
PHOTO & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY                    ENGINEERING OF TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING                      PHOTO & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

DRAFTING
DRAFTING                             PHOTO & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING                      PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
ARCHITECTURE                              INTRO TO WOODWORKING
ENGINEERING OF TECHNOLOGY                    ENGINEERING OF TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING                       TECHNICAL WOODWORKING

730010 INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING [semester]

This course introduces students to current woodworking techniques. Students will be
acclimated to various natural and man-made materials and basic techniques using the
problem-solving approach.       Applied Math and Science principles are stressed
throughout this course. Content will include units on lab safety, hand and power tool
operation, computer-aided machining (CAM), finishing and fasteners, manufacturing
methods, and career awareness. Grades are assessed by in-class assignments,
participation.

730210 TECHNICAL WOODWORKING [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking or instructor approval. Meets

This course provides the student the opportunity to work independently to design and
develop individual plans in small furniture or home accessories. Emphasis will be on
project planning, furniture style, design techniques, material identification and
considerations, and construction. Advanced skills will be explored on all equipment
and units that will be covered include: safety, machine set-up and operation, pattern,
shape and design, lamination. This course will be project-oriented and students will be
encouraged in developing individual designs using current industrial techniques.
Grades assessed by lab activities, participation, quizzes.

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730410 PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY [semester]

This is an introductory course of technology in which students explore the problem-
solving system and the technical applications of math and science. Throughout this
course students are introduced to technical computer software applications and
various material and processes. Lab activities will cover units in: Transportation,
Computer- aided machining (CAM), Computer-aided design (CAD), Manufacturing
technology (Robotics), Theory of Energy, Material processing and testing. Grades
assessed by lab activities, participation.

730610   ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Principles of Technology or instructor approval.
Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

Engineering Technology is a critical thinking course designed for the college bound/technically-
oriented student. Strategic reasoning activi ties are designed for future engineers, scientists,
material specialists and technicians.     Lab activi ties will include advanced assignments in
Computer-aided design, Computer-aided machining (CAM), Materials and processes,
Aerodynamics and flight, Transportation, Advanced robotics, Structures, Hydraulics, Energy
and power. Grades assessed by lab activities, participation.

731010   PHOTO AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY [semester]

This course combines the use of film, photography, computer-aided design and animation as
tools to study the technical properties of communications. Throughout this course, elements of
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communications systems, historical perspectives a social impacts will be explored. Corel
Photo-paint, Corel Animation, CorelDraw will be the types of software used. Manual and digital
camera operation, basic darkroom procedures, computer image special effects, multi-media
presentations, and message design, composition and assembly will be used to gain a better
comprehension of technical communication techniques in today’s society. Grades assessed by
lab activities, participation.

Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Photography (old course), Communication Technology or Photo
and Digital Technology. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

Student in this class will experience advanced camera and darkroom techniques, along with
experiences using the tools and equipment of current technology to present visual images.
Black and white, color, commercial applications, photo-journalism, portrait production, special
effects, and advanced darkroom techniques will be used to gain a better comprehension of
visual communication techniques in today's society.          Grades assessed by in-class
assignments, participation.

732010   DRAFTING [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra I recommended. Meets Applied Skills          requirement for

The language of engineers is explored through a series of assignments that provide the student
with experiences on precisely representing ideas and plans on paper. Single-view, Multi-view
and 3-D technical drawings are addressed. Use of tools and equipment of a "drafter," along
with drawing, duplicating and interpreting blueprints are covered. Precise measuring,

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planning, use of the METRIC/DECIMAL system of measurement, current trends and
techniques of problem-solving in a technological society will also be covered. Math principles
are incorporated and stress throughout the course. Instruction will include manual drafting
assessed by assignments done in class, participation.

732310   COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (AutoCAD) [semester]
Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Drafting. (Grade C or better recommended). Meets Applied Skills

This is a Computer oriented course using the latest CAD software and techniques to represent
objects both in 2D and 3D. Content to be covered: Fundamentals of CAD screens and tool
bars, Shape description, Dimensioning, Applied geometry, Architectural floor plans, Wireframe
and solid surface modeling. The primary software program used in this course will be
AutoCAD, although other design software will be introduced. Grades are assessed by in-class
assignments, participation.

732410   ARCHITECTURE [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting. (Grade C or better
recommended). Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

This course provides a better understanding of residential construction and design.
Construction techniques, materials, and trends for current and future needs will be explored
through a series of class assignments. Students will use the problem-solving approach to
design, draw, and construct scale models of their designs. Energy efficiency, building codes,
current construction practices, along with computer representation, drawing and evaluation
techniques are experienced.

733010   COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN [semester]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Basic Keyboarding course and Drawing I. Meets either Applied
Skills or Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

This course combines uses both the manual and the use of the computer approach in graphic
design. Computer software and technology will be used to create graphic designs, digital
today's market, the vast majority of the commercial art is done using computer technology.
Logos, commercial designs, digital images, and advertisements are some of the areas that will
be team taught using the combined talents of the Visual Art and Applied Technology
Departments' instructors.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
One half credit required for graduation.

800010   INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION [semester]

Grades 9 - 10. This course is a prerequisite for all elective physical education classes

This introductory physical education class teaches the student the how, what and why of
physical education and physical activity. A variety of exercise programs are introduced; each is
designed to fill the specific needs of the students. Some emphasis is placed on testing for self-
assessment in many areas of fitness. The selection of activities either corresponds to the

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concepts being taught or serves a recreational and leisure time purpose appropriate for
coeducational activity.

803010    LIFEGUARD TRAINING, GOLF & TENNIS [semester] * * new course name only * *
Grades 9 - 12. Prerequisite: Intro to Physical Education and must be 15 years old. Elective.

Lifeguard training is a Red Cross certification program in lifeguarding which includes first aide
and CPR training/certification. Students must be capable swimmers. Students will receive
instruction and practice time in golf and tennis.

Grades 9 - 12. Prerequisi te: Introduction to Physical Education

Basketball and floor hockey concentrates on development of individual skills, both offensive
and defensive, and strategy for team play. Students study proper strokes, serving, scoring,

804310    MAT PILATES, STRETCH, YOGA & POWER YOGA [semester]

Grades 9 - 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Physical Education

This class is taught as a group fitness class. The Pilates discipline primarily focuses on the core
muscles and improves posture, abdominal and lower back strength. Hip joint range of motion is
increased and hamstrings are lengthened, overall flexibility improves. Pilates is unique because
it focuses on the smaller muscles of the body, Stretch, Yoga and Power Yoga are taught as
group fitness on days alternating with Pilates.

804410    PERSONAL CONDITIONING [semester] * * new name only * *
Grades 9 -12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Physical Education. Elective

Personal fitness takes the student from their current levels of fitness toward increased
cardiovascular endurance, proper weight control and increased strength and flexibility. The
course is designed to do more than teach fitness principles. Students will apply what they learn
by writing and engaging in their own personalized fitness program. Various fitness concepts,
principles and activi ties will be experienced in this course. A wide variety of conditioning
activities are introduced and studied for application to an individualized fitness plan.

804510    KICK FIT & MUSCLE CONDITIONING [semester]
Grades 9 - 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Physical Education

Kick fit is a popular aerobic group fitness class comparable to dance aerobics. Muscle
Conditioning is a group fitness class utilizing weights and resistance exercises to improve
overall strength. Classes are taught on alternating days.

HEALTH:

910510    PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS [semester]
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Grades 9 - 12. Students are encouraged to complete this requirement prior to end of 10 grade.
Prerequisite: None. This course is required for graduation.

This course p  rovides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, understanding,
awareness, skills, and experiences necessary for attainment and maintenance of good
physical, emotional, and social health. Topics to be covered include: disease and its
prevention including AIDS and other sexually-transmitted types, chemical awareness, nutrition

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and diet, stress management, developing interpersonal relationships, decision-making skills,
violence prevention, positive communication skills, pregnancy, birth, & parenting.

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STUDY AND WORK OPTIONS

960010    OFFICE WORK EXPERIENCE [1 or 2 semesters]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Application form, available in Student Services office, must be
completed and signed. Approval based on student’s attendance record and interview. Elective.

Students will explore clerical careers by assisting in one of the high school offices and by
learning the various duties performed by a clerical worker and the types of skills required for
various jobs. Applications are available in the Student Services office. Students may
participate in this program for a maximum of one year during their high school program.

960410    TEACHER AIDE [1 or 2 semesters]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Teacher, Assistant Principal approval and a 2.2 GPA (or better).
Student must also have successfully completed the course, in which they chose to aide, prior to
applying. Elective.

The Teacher Aide program allows students to work directly with teachers and their students in
order to explore peer tutoring, teaching, and related fields as a possible career. Applications
are available in the Student Services office. Approval is based on teacher recommendation
and the student's past class and attendance record. Students may participate in this program
for a maximum of one year in their high school program. Students assigned to middle or
elementary schools must provide their own transportation.

912010    VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL-INTERNET [1 or 2 semesters]
Grades: 11-12. Prior approval required. Approval forms available in Student Services office.
External elective.

The Virtual High School offers diverse courses to students from high schools across the country
taught by instructors from around the country as well. Class size is limited to 20 students. Both
semester and year long courses are available through VHS. Students enrolled in VHS classes
must be self-motivated and willing to participate in an online environment. Daily (Monday
through Friday) participation is a mandatory requirement during the student’s VHS hour.
Assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects vary from class to class. On-site assistance will be
provided by the ELHS Virtual High School Site Coordinator. Applications are available in the
Student Services office. If you are interested in examining the type of classes offered by VHS,
please consult their web page at: http://vhs.concord.org Go to “Academics” and look at the
VHS catalog as well as other visitor links.

OTHER COURSES ARE OFFERED AT THE FOLLOWING SITES: Alternative
Program, Capital Area Career Center, Lansing Community College, Michigan State
University

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

East Lansing Alternative Program offers a very personalized approach to learning for students who have
needs that have not been met in a more traditional setting. Students attending the Alternative Program
may include those with personal problems, learning problems, or students who have experienced
difficulty adjusting to their home school. The program is highly structured with clear expectations that are
implemented in a very warm and caring atmosphere.

Courses may vary from year to year depending on the needs of the students enrolled. The courses are
designed to be participatory, hands-on courses emphasizing critical thinking skills and individual
responsibility.

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100111   INTEGRATED MATH 1 [year]
100211   INTEGRATED MATH 2 [year]
100311   INTEGRATED MATH 3 [year]

This is a three-course series where the concepts of algebra and geometry are presented in a
logical, integrated sequence that clearly shows the relationship between the branches of
mathematics.

180111   CONSUMER MATH [1 or 2 semesters]
Meets Applied Skills or Math requirement for graduation.

This course is offered either as a single class or a two-period block, and incorporates
mathematical skills in daily living: employability, earning money, taxes, purchasing goods and
services, housing needs, budgeting, travel and investments.

120011   FOUNDATIONS OF MATH [year]

This course will enable students toextend and strengthen their understanding of the basic
operations related to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and percents. Topics studied
also include graphs, measurement, geometric figures, and introductory probability.

110111   PRE-ALGEBRA [year]

This course will review fractions, decimals, and percents and apply these topics to areas of
measurement, volume, area, unit -pricing, discounting, graphing, and scientific study. The
course also includes a study of signed numbers and the basic operations, the solution of
equations and inequalities, an introduction to statistics, and an introduction to geometry through
lines, polygons, and coordinate geometry.

110211   INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA [year]

This course will cover topics similar to pre-algebra, but will be on a more in-depth basis.
Special emphasis will be put on geometric concepts, statistics and probability, and applications
of topics.

200011   CREATIVE WRITING [semester]
Meets English requirement for graduation or as an elective.

This course is a writing workshop designed to allow students to develop their skills in
storytelling, poetry, and prose in a variety of forms and for different audiences. Students will be
reading stories and poetry as models although the emphasis will be on their own writing.

230011   LITERATURE/COMPOSITION I [year]
240011   LITERATURE/COMPOSITION II [year]
250011   LITERATURE/COMPOSITION III [year]
260011   LITERATURE/COMPOSITION IV [year]

range in skills from remedial to those students who possess subject skills beyond their grade
level. The course is designed to allow each student to pursue his/her interest in reading,

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writing, speaking, and listening. Students are expected to engage in an independent avenue of
study where they will, on a daily basis practice these skills. The students are also required to
engage in common class work with their classmates.

270011   JOURNALISM [semester]
Meets Applied Skill requirement for graduation.

This course is both an introduction to the basic principles of print journalism and a publication
class. In the basic course, students will learn how to be reporters. They will learn interview
skills and how to use information from interviews to write news, sports, and feature stories as
well as editorials. Students will prepare stories using computers.

300011   GENERAL SCIENCE [1 or 2 semesters]

This course includes topics from many areas of science and changes from semester to
semester. Some of the topics covered may include forensic science, entomology, botany,
archaeology, and oceanography. Writing and public speaking are key parts of the curriculum
for this course.

303210   CHEMISTRY IN THE COMMUNITY [Chem Comm] [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This is a full-year chemistry course developed by the American Chemical Society and the
National Science Foundation for non-science oriented students. It is an issue-oriented course
that emphasizes the impact of chemistry on society, and was designed to give students an
awareness of science and the reasoning skills necessary to survive in the 21st century. Each
of the units centers on a chemistry-related, technological issue now confronting our society and
the world. The topic serves as a basis for learning the chemistry needed to understand and
analyze it.

310012   CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This physics course is a solid introduction to conceptual understanding of motion, mechanics,
wave motion, electricity and magnetism.

320011   PHYSICAL SCIENCE [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This course will introduce students tobasic chemistry and physics topics such as properties of
matter, classification of matter, structure of matter, periodic law, families of elements, atoms
and bonding, chemical reactions, acids and bases, motion, forces, work, power, simple
machines, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism and waves. Emphasis is put on lab work.

330011   EARTH SCIENCE [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This course introduces students to various areas associated with Earth Science. Topics
include: minerals and rocks, land forms, soil, erosion and deposition, earthquakes, volcanoes,
plate tectonics, weather and climate, and astronomy. Emphasis is put on collection and
analysis of data, student developed experimentation, and real-world applications.

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340011   ECOLOGY [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This course introduces students to the interrelationships between living organisms and their
environments. Topics include: biotic and abiotic limiting factors, population growth and
dynamics, pollution, natural resources, energy, and community structure and change.

350011   BIOLOGY [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This course introduces students to the following biological topics: taxonomy, homeostasis,
disease, cells, genetics, evolution and ecosystems. Emphasis is put on hands on inquiry and
application of knowledge.

380012   INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPLORATIONS IN LITERATURE & SCIENCE [semester]
250012   Meets Science or English requirement for graduation.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore various topics in science with
appropriate literature provided to supplement those science topics. Topics and literature will
vary from semester to semester. This course will be team taught.

390011   WORLD GEOGRAPHY [semester]
Elective.

Students will take a hands-on approach in investigating the changes, past and present, of world
geography. I order to be active participants in our local community, present and future,
students must appreciate that we are indeed members of a global village; therefore, students
will examine both common and unique geographical themes around town and around the
world.

400111   WORLD CULTURES I, II [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

This course introduces the student to the major cultures of the world. Emphasis is placed on
the impact of religion, geography, politics, and economics on the development of these
cultures. This survey course includes an overview of Eastern and Western Europe, the Far
East, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. These topics are studied within a
chronological framework which helps the student understand the interrelationships between
current cultures as well as historical events which have resulted from internal and external
causes. World Cultures I covers prehistory to Renaissance. World Cultures II covers
Renaissance to present time.

401410   CONTEMPORARY HISTORY & LITERATURE [semester]
203010   Meets Social Studies or English credit or as an elective.

This course is an interdisciplinary study of contemporary history and literature (1950s -
present), which integrates history, literature, art and music.

402111   AMERICAN GOVERNMENT [semester]

This course is a survey of the structure and functions of the federal government of the United
States. Students will explore the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, including
qualifications, duties and changing roles and responsibilities. Included is an overview of the

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Constitution and Bill of Rights.       In appropriate semesters, class may include student
participation in the election process.

403111   ECONOMICS [semester]

This course is a survey of economic theories and practical applications. Students are involved
in creating a Junior Achievement company using theories learned from the text. Study
emphasizes supply and demand models in conjunction with how and why households,
business firms, and units of government make choices. Included is an emphasis on fiscal and
monetary policies, price systems and international trade.

410011   HISTORY OF IDEAS [1 or 2 semesters]
Meets English or Social Studies requirement for graduation.

This course provides English or Social Studies credit in either a single class or two-period block
setting. The course objectives are similar to that offered at the high school for Social Studies
studying Western Development from the Renaissance throughout the Civil War and English 1,
2 or 3.

420011   PSYCHOLOGY I, II [1 or 2 semesters]
Elective.

This course is offered either as a single class or a two-period block. It is the study of human
behavior.    Topics are varied and set by instructor. They may include listening and
communication skills, human learning and memory, behavior changes, personality, behavior
disorders, and types of therapy. Also included are selected topics in social psychology such as
interpersonal relationships, group conflicts, suicide, death, social attitudes and motives.
Emphasis is on student participation and involvement. Community resources may be used.
Practical application of concepts learned are stressed.

460011   AMERICAN HISTORY [semester - 1 credit - 2 hr. block]

Emphasis is placed on the emergence of the United States as a world power, and its foreign
policy, economic development and growth, as well as political, social, and cultural
developments of the nation. Students are provided with the opportunity to understand and
appreciate democratic values, beliefs and responsibilities.

500011   THEATER I, II [semester]
Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

This class studies the art of the theater including theater architecture, selecting a production,
producing, directing, set creation, costume design, casting, marketing, etc. Some scene acting
will be included.

520011   ART I, II [semester]
550011   ART-MULTIMEDIA [semester]
Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

This broad based art curriculum includes two and three-dimensional projects. Units may
include drawing, weaving, painting, watercolor, sculpture and ceramics, pen and ink, and
printmaking.

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580011   MUSIC HISTORY [semester]
Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

Students will trace the evolution of Western music of the Renaissance to music of the twentieth
century. A humanities approach is followed whereby the students study the events, visual arts,
literature, and composers of each distinct musical period. The study is supplemented with
generous listening examples of music from history's prominent composers.

710011   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS [1 or 2 semesters]
Meets Computer Literacy requirement for graduation.

This course is offered as a single hour class. Areas of concentration include computer
operations, keyboarding, the Windows Operating System, word processing, basic usage of
spreadsheets and introduction to the Internet. Course skills are gained through a series of
projects, as they relate to specific topics.

880011   CHILD DEVELOPMENT [1 or 2 semesters]
Meets Health requirement for graduation or as an elective.

This course is offered either as a single class or a two-period block. It is designed to study in
greater depth pregnancy, fetal development, child development and parenting skills. The class
also addresses health issues as they relate to human development.

900011   HEALTH I, II [semester]
Meets Health requirement for graduation or as an elective.

This course includes nutrition and health, communication styles and relationships, human
reproduction and human development. The emphasis is on decision-making skills for healthy
relationships and supporting communication within families.

640011   OFFICE WORK EXPERIENCE [1 or 2 semesters]
Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Approval of application based on student's attendance record and
interview. Elective.

Students will explore clerical careers by assisting in our office and by learning the various
duties performed by a clerical worker and the other types of skills required for various jobs.
Applications are available from our secretary. Students may participate in this program for a
maximum of one year during their high school program.

650011   TEACHER AIDE [1 or 2 semesters]
Grades 11-12. Prerequisites: Teacher approval. Student must also have taken the course in
which they choose to aide prior to applying. Elective.

The Teacher Aide program allows students to work directly with teachers and their students in
order to explore peer tutoring, teaching, and related fields as a possible career. Applications
are available from our secretary. Approval is based on teacher recommendation and the
student's past class and attendance record. Students may participate in this program for a
maximum of one year in their high school program. Students assigned to middle or elementary
schools must provide their own transportation.

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720510   COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP [1 or 2 semesters]
Prerequisite: Partnership coordinator, teacher or counselor approval. Must provide own
transportation to and from the work site. Recommendation: courses in business and/or
technology. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

This course will assist students in locating a community service or paid position in an area
establishment. A minimum of ten hours per week working in the position is required.

CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER

Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: Must attend internship. All courses are 3 periods. Bus transportation is
provided to and from home school except for the Cosmetology and Histology programs. Applications
may be obtained from your counselor. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

ARTS AND COMMUNICATION:
760610 NEW MEDIA [year] SENIORS ONLY
New Media is a two-semester program offered to seniors. Students will have multiple
opportunities to think and apply creative elements for various media categories such as:
graphic design, publication, imagining, journalism, writing, broadcasting, website development,
video production, and media ethics.

Explore a wide variety of business careers and gain knowledge of core business skills:
computer applications, business math and writing, and bank teller skills at the CACC’s Capital
Area School Employees Credit Union branch. Pursue MOUS certification (Microsoft Office User
Specialist). Students may qualify for college credit.

760410   MARKETING & MANAGEMENT[year]
Prepare for a career in Marketing or Management directly after high school graduation or
prepare for a college major in business. Students learn how a product originates from
customer needs and product development, and how it gets from the producer to the consumer
through promotion, distribution and sales. Students can participate in DECA, which provides
opportunities to develop student leadership, travel experiences and competition with other
Michigan DECA Chapters. Students may qualify for college credit.

765410   PROGRAMMING & WEB DEVELOPMENT [year]
Find your future in programming languages and the Web. Learn, design, create and use
databases with SQL database language. Earn knowledge and skills to pursue the Oracle SQL
Certification Exam. Practice and apply object orientation programming like JAVA, VB, and C++
and create Internet programs.

765610   SYSTEMS & WEB DEVELOPMENT [year]
Hands-on administration of Linux systems, website creation, and programming skills. Install,
configure, and maintain Linux, the fasting growing operating system, on a network.
Experience the hands -on training, programming, web development, database and networking
education that can jump-start your career in information technology.

765210   A+ COMPUTER REPAIR [year]

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Second year Electronics students can advance to the two-semester A+Computer Repair
program that includes PC systems servicing, troubleshooting, networking and the opportunity to
take the National A+ exam and earn certification in computer repair and maintenance.

ENGINEERING/MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY:
763210 AUTO BODY [year]
Learn the latest auto body repair, painting, and redesign techniques in our state-of-the-art
facility. Auto body repair is a highly specialized, immediate career option or a valuable step
apprenticeships and college credit

763410   AUTO TECHNOLOGY [year]
Using the latest equipment, technology, and learning methods, students will learn technical
skills and take a step toward a future career in automotive service and engineering. Students
will participate in an ASE-certified training program offering several occupational specialties.
Students may qualify for apprenticeships, college credit, and the Automotive YES
program.

Prepare for a challenging career focused on residential and light commercial construction.
Develop general knowledge of the construction trades through a combination of classroom
learning techniques, skill training, and hands-on practice, and then move on to a work-based
learning experience in carpentry, masonry, house wiring, and plumbing. Students may qualify
for apprenticeships and college credit.

764010   DRAFTING – MECHANICAL/TECHNICAL [year]
Students train on boards and two different computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems, learn to
make blue-line prints, dimension to standards, and make necessary views to define a part or
assembly. Course provides students with the drafting/CAD skills needed to enter a high entry-
level industrial drafting job and/or a two-year associate’s degree program. Students may
qualify for college credit.

765010   ELECTRONICS [year]
Students obtain skills in the operation and maintenance of automated industrial systems; use
algebra and basic trigonometry to write electronic formulas and apply troubleshooting skills.
You can learn the technical and manual skills necessary to install and assemble electronic
devices. Students may qualify for college credit.

764610   HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE [year]
Students can learn on-site at AIS Construction Equipment Corporation technical training in
heavy equipment operation and become a service, repair and hydraulic technician. Students
can qualify for AIS apprenticeships and a \$10,000.00 Scholarship to Ferris State
University.

770010   LAMP [year]
The Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) is a unique partnership involving the
United Auto Workers (UAW), General Motors Corporation (GM), the Ingham Intermediate
School District, and local school districts in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. LAMP offers
school day classes at the UAW/GM Training Complex in downtown Lansing. Student learning
is designed to reflect/simulate real workplace situations in a “learning laboratory setting”.
Academic, Manufacturing and Employability Skill development is achieved with interactive
call Jeff Dole, Program Coordinator at 377-7150.

764210   MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY [year]

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Learn to operate drill presses, lathes, milling machines, grinders, and to use CAD (Computer-
Aided Design) and CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) computer programs. Students are
introduced to the world of production machining in a hands-on environment and prepared for
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direct career entry o for continued training and study in college. Students may qualify for
apprenticeships and college credit.

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764410    WELDING [year]
Students learn the art and technology of joining metals together with heat, using special
equipment to perform eleven different welding processes; learn related engineering theory,
math, and measurement skills while doing fabrication and repair. Students may qualify for
college credit.

HUMAN SERVICES:
762610 COSMETOLOGY [year]
Students learn the artistry, chemistry and anatomy, and the business side of cosmetology; they
work with real clients in a salon/classroom setting, and learn the theory and application skills
necessary to be eligible to take the State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology examination and

762010    CUSTODIAL SERVICES [year]
Students learn the proper and safe use of chemicals for cleaning all surfaces efficiently, the
operation of custodial equipment, ground maintenance, and work two days a week at MSU.
Hands-on training prepares students for an entry -level custodial position or, with a customized
curriculum, for a supervisory position in the custodial field.

762510    HOSPITALITY SERVICES (FOOD MANAGEMENT) [year]
Students explore and experiment with food preparation, learn to o   perate various kinds of
institutional kitchen equipment, and participate in operation of Hospitality’s restaurant, the
Sunshine Café. They study and apply the art of guest relations, learn cash systems and
computer operations, and the scheduling and preparation involved in catering. Students may
qualify for apprenticeships and college credit.

HEALTH SCIENCES:
761010 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS [year]
Students explore and study core medical skills: medical ethics, terminology, anatomy, basic first
aid, CPR, hygiene, and personal care of patients. They learn the skills necessary to care for
patients in the hospital, nursing home and in a medical emergency. Students have the
opportunity to qualify for the State of Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Students may
qualify for college credit

761410    LABORATORY SCIENCES/HISTOLOGY [year]
Students may train to be a Histologic Technician learning the technical and academic skills
necessary to work with human tissue specimens used by doctors and scientists. This is a
NAACLS (National Accrediting Association of Clinical Laboratory Science) accredited program.
Students may qualify for college credit.

761210    MEDICAL OFFICE OCCUPATIONS [year]
Health career training focused on direct patient care and medical office management. First-year
students study health occupations core courses (basic anatomy and physiology, medical ethics
and infection control) and explore the wide range of health careers available. Second-year
students then choose to specialize in clerical and/or clinical skills such as phlebotomy, and
participate in a work- based learning experience in an outpatient setting such as a dentist’s
office or clinical laboratory. Students may qualify for college credit.

STAR INSTITUTE

Judy Stark 483-9875 jstark@lansing.cc.mi.us
770210    STAR [year]
The STAR Institute is unique opportunity for mid-Michigan high school students that are juniors
or seniors. It is a partnership between Lansing Community College, Lansing School District,
Ferris State University, General Motors Corporation, Dow Corning and other business leaders.
There are two programs: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) where students focus on land-

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use planning, and Computer Information Technology (CIT) where students focus on information
systems problem-solving, web-design, data communications and management. Job shadowing,
field trips, internships, mentorship and special job skills seminars are all part of the worksite
learning experience. Students may qualify for college credit.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

105010    COOP. HIGHLY ACCELERATED MATHEMATICS PROGRAM (CHAMP) [year]
Grades 7-10. Prerequisite: Midwest Talent Search, SAT I, and Approval.

CHAMP is providing classroom instruction at MSU for qualified mathematically gifted students
in grades 8-10. Students will learn in two years the content usually assigned to the traditional
four-year high school mathematics curriculum. In the first year, students study Algebra I and II.
In the second year, they study geometry and a standard pre-calculus course. For additional
information contact your son/daughter’s counselor or the math department chairperson.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

190210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - MATH
290210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - ENGLISH
390210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - SCIENCE
490210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - SOCIAL STUDIES
590010    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - VISUAL ARTS
590210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - PERFORMING ARTS
690210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - WORLD LANGUAGE
790210    POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION - APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Grades 11-12. Prerequisite: HSPT qualified and other requirements. Elective.

Those who earn the proficiency rating in all three subject areas of the High School Proficiency Test
(HSPT): communication arts, mathematics, and science qualify for this option. Students must be enrolled
in both the East Lansing School District and the post secondary institution during the regular academic
year and must be taking at least one high school class. The college courses must be courses not offered
by the East Lansing School District. The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft or recreation class or
in the subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education. For additional
information, refer to page 3, numbers 6 and 7, of this Course Description Book or your son/daughter’s
counselor. Application needs to be completed prior to registration at the post secondary institution and
may be obtained from your son/daughter’s counselor.

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