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					ELHS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2002-2007


                           DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
                    FLOW CHART FOR MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM
                                 Two credits required for graduation.
                             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]
          Grades 9-11. Prerequisite: none. Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

          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
 graduation.

 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]
          Recommendation: C+ grade (or better) in 8th grade Pre-Algebra

          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.
         Meets Mathematics requirements for graduation.

         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.

101420   ALGEBRA II ADVANCED [year]
         Grades 10 & 11. Prerequisite: Advanced Geometry or teacher recommendation.                Meets
         Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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.
         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, 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.

102020   ADVANCED GEOMETRY [year]
                                                             ecommendation. Meets Mathematics
         Grades 9 & 10. Prerequisites: Algebra I and teacher r
         requirement for graduation.

         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
         graduation.




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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
         Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
                                    Three credits required for graduation.
                                  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
                                                                                       Reading Strategies (9-11)
                                                                                       Creative Writing (10-12)
                                                                                       Adv Creative Writing (10-12)
                                               If Eng II is waived prior to 10 th
                            English II                                                 Intro to Journalism (10-12)
         10                                    grade - English III
                        ...plus electives                                              Advanced Journalism (10-12)
                                               ...plus electives
                                                                                       Film as Literature (10-12)
                                                                                       Ceniad (10-12)
                                               If Eng III is waived prior to 11 th
                                               grade -
                            English III
         11                                    English Literature I                    Cultural Perspectives (11-12)
                        ...plus electives
                                               English Literature II
                                               ...plus electives
                                                                                       English Literature I
                                                                                       English Literature II
                                               Adv Placement Literature                Adv Placement Literature
                           Electives
         12                                    Adv Placement Composition               Adv Placement Composition
                       ...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.

202510   ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING [semester]
         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.

203610   ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE [year]
         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.

203810   ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPOSITION [year]
         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.

210010   READING STRATEGIES [semester]
         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: English I. Meets Applied Skills 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


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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
         Advanced Journalism.

221010   ADVANCED JOURNALISM [semester]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: Introduction to Journalism and teacher approval. Meets Applied
         Skills requirement for graduation.

         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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220710    CENIAD WORKSHOP [year]
          Grades 10-12. Prerequisites: English I, and adviser approval required prior to signing up. Meets
          Applied Skills for graduation.

          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
                                Two credits required for graduation.
                    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]
          Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Science requirement for graduation.

          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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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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304410    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS [year]
          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.

304610    ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY [year]
          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 graduation.
                                Three credits required for college admission.
                                                                 Elective
 Grade
                   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

                                     TH        TH
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
                             One credit required for graduation.
                      Beginning                              Intermediate                               Advanced
 Grade      Listed in first grade level the    Listed in first grade level the course         Listed in first grade level the
              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)
 10
         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Drawing I. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         for graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
         for graduation.




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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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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,
         and advertisements that emulate today's magazine, newspaper, and TV advertising. In today’s
         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
         Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         requirement for graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
         requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grade 9. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Choral audition. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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.

560910   ABOUT MUSIC [semester]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
         graduation.

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

600010   FRENCH I [year]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: French II C- grade (or better). Elective.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: French III C- grade (or better). Elective.

         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.

600810   ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH [year]
                                                             B
         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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

         This is the introductory course in a four-year sequence offered in German. The text and videos
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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]
         Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Elective.

         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,
         and continues the study of Spanish history, art, geography, and learn more about the culture of
         Latin America and Spain from a traveler's point-of-view.

604010   ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH [year]
         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
                                 One credit required for graduation.



BUSINESS CLASSES:
710610   ACCOUNTING I [semester]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Accounting I. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 9-11. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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.

711810   WORLDWIDE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT [semester]
         Grades 11 & 12. Prerequisite: none. Recommendation: Exploring Business and touch
         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.

712210   BUSINESS LAW [semester]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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:
         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. 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
                                                         Advanced Word Processing


                                                       Advanced Computer Applications
            Advanced Word


    Advanced Computer Applications



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

         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
         management, spreadsheets, charts, and databases.

710510   ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR COLLEGE & BUSINESS [semester]
         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
         graduation.

         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
         graduation.

         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
 ADVANCED PHOTO TECHNOLOGY                     ADVANCED PHOTO 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]
       Grades 9-12. Prerequisites: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

        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
       Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

        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]
       Grades 9-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: none. Meets Applied Skills requirement for graduation.

         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.

731110   ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY [semester]
         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
         graduation.

         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
         techniques as foundations for next course (CAD) computer-aided drafting. Grades are
         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
         requirement for graduation.

         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
         images, and advertisements that emulate today's magazine, newspaper, and TV advertising. In
         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
         and is required for graduation

         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.

803610    BASKETBALL/FLOOR HOCKEY/RACQUET SPORTS [semester]
          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,
          court etiquette, rules and strategy for tennis, paddleball, badminton, and racquetball.

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]
         Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Mathematics requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets English requirement for graduation.

         The English Literature/Composition courses address the academic needs of students who
         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Meets Science requirement for graduation.

         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]
         Course required for graduation.

         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]
         Course required for graduation.

         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]
         Course required for graduation.

         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]
         Course required for graduation.

         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

              611 Hagadorn Road, Mason, MI 48854 (517)244-1337 rvitek@inghamisd.org

 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.

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY:
760010 BUSINESS OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/BANKING SERVICES [year]
       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
       toward advanced training for broader industry opportunities. Students may qualify for
       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.

760050   CONSTRUCTION TRADES [year]
         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
         projects taking students directly into GM plants. For more information, see your counselor or
         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
       earn their Cosmetologist license.

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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