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									              SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL COURSE GUIDE
                                     2009 – 2010 School Year

                                                                                                      2009 – 2010
                                                                                             Volume 1, Spring 2009




       MINIMUM                           1997, requires the completion         Career Cluster of Information
                                         and annual review of the 5-Year       Technology includes the areas of
     GRADUATION                          Education Plan by every student       concentration of Computer Science
    REQUIREMENTS                         in Louisiana public high schools.     and Information Systems.
                                         The purpose of the Act is to
                                         expose students to possible
The Louisiana Legislature and                                                  Career Cluster of Marketing, Sales
                                         career options and to require
BESE       set   the   minimum           that they take courses that are       and Service includes the area of
requirements for high school             aligned     with   their   career     concentration of Entrepreneurship.
graduation. To find the require-         interest.   Career majors and
ments you must meet, please              areas of concentration offered
refer to the “Louisiana High             at Springfield High School are             GEE/EXIT EXAM
School                Graduation         as follows:
Requirements” and “Louisiana
High School Diploma and                                                        In addition to earning the
                                         Career Cluster of Agriculture, Food   required number of Carnegie
Diploma             Endorsement
                                         and Natural Resources includes        units of credit, students in
Requirements” on the SHS web
site. If you do not have access          areas      of  concentration     of   Louisiana public schools must
to the school web site, you can          Agriculture Production, Agriculture   also score at least at the
request a copy from your                 Management, Animal Science,           “Approaching Basic” level of the
guidance counselor.                      Forestry & Conservation and           GEE (Exit Exam) on the English
                                         Horticulture.                         Language Arts and Math tests,
                                                                               and either the Science or the
CORE 4 GRADUATION                        Career Cluster of Arts, A/V
                                                                               Social Studies test. Free after-
  REQUIREMENTS                                                                 school tutoring is provided to all
                                         Technology and Communication          students who do not meet the
                         th              includes areas of concentration of    minimum standards.
Students who entered 9 grade             Instrumental Music.
during the 2008 - 2009
academic school year or later
will follow the Core 4 graduation        Career    Cluster    of  Business     END OF COURSE TESTS
requirements. This curriculum is         Management and Administration
more rigorous and requires               includes areas of concentration of    The Louisiana EOC tests,
more      Carnegie     units   for       Administrative    Support     and     recommended by the Louisiana
graduation. Specifically, four (4)       Business Administration.              High       School      Redesign
required courses in English,                                                   Commission, are designed to
Math, Science, and Social                Career Cluster of Education and       ensure consistent and rigorous
Studies, resulting in students                                                 instruction and expectations for
                                         Training includes the area of
having four (4) required courses                                               high school students across the
                                         concentration of Advanced Studies.    state.     All EOC tests are
during their senior year. Core 4
information is available on the                                                administered online. Students
                                         Career Cluster of Finance includes    enrolled in the following four
SHS web site. If you do not
have access to the school web            the area of concentration of          courses are required to take the
site, you can request a copy             Banking & Finance.                    EOC test: Algebra I, Part 2,
from your guidance counselor.                                                  Algebra I, English II and
                                         Career Cluster of Health Science      Geometry.
                                         includes the area of concentration
 5-YEAR EDUCATION                        of Nutrition & Food and Pre-           REGENTS SCHOLAR
 PLAN AND CAREER                         Medical.                                CERTIFICATE OF
    OPTIONS LAW                          Career Cluster of Human Services         RECOGNITION
     (ACT 1124)                          includes the areas of concentration
                                         of    Management       of   Family    Students who complete the
Act 1124, which was enacted by           Resources.
                                                                               Regents curriculum will receive
the Louisiana Legislature in                                                   a certificate and recognition at
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graduation. The Regents and                    certain student fees must be          made.        Classes may be
TOPS curricula are the same;                   paid by the student. On               changed by the administration
however, the Regents GPA                       average,     the    out-of-pocket     in order to balance teaching
requirement is 3.5. The Regents                expense will be $150.00 for           loads or for other administrative
information is available on the                each 3 credit hour course.            reasons. Students who do not
SHS web site. If you do not                    To be considered for this             return     their     scheduling
have access to the school web                  program, you must apply for           materials as requested will be
site, you can request a copy                   admission to SLU and pay the          scheduled by someone in
from your guidance counselors.                 appropriate application fee;          administration.
                                               submit your ACT scores, a high
REQUIREMENTS FOR                               school transcript, and a proof of     School counselors can provide
                                               immunization form; complete           more      information    on the
COLLEGE ADMISSION                              the      separate    application,     following to qualified students:
                                               indicating      your       course
While requirements will vary                   preferences; and obtain your          articulation agreements, dual
with all four-year universities, all           high       school      principal’s    enrollment, and gifted and
college campuses will require                  signature.      Students      are     talented identification.
entering freshmen to have                      reminded that the courses are
completed the Board of Regents                 offered on a seat availability        SPECIAL EDUCATION
(TOPS) high school core                        basis.
curriculum.                                                                          Special education courses are
                                                   ACCEPTANCE INTO                   not listed in this guide. They will
             TOPS                                                                    be explained by the teacher
                                                   HONORS COURSES                    when the IEP committee
Students who meet TOPS                                                               convenes for each special
(Taylor Opportunity Program for                In order to be eligible for honors    education student.        When a
Students) guidelines receive                   courses at Springfield High           special education student is
tuition to Louisiana public and                School, a student must meet all       earning Carnegie units, he/she
technical colleges and partial                 the following criteria:               will be required to meet the
tuition to LAICU colleges and                  1. Receive recommendation of          same course requirements as
universities.                                  a student’s abilities by his/her      regular education students in
                                               teachers,                             the same class.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT                          2. Have acceptable grades in
QUALIFYING        FOR     TOPS:                previous classes of the same                   OPTION III
Students must take certain core                subject,
courses, score at least the                    3. Have standardized test             Option III is a pre-GED skills
state’s average on the ACT (20                 scores which reflect the ability to   option program that is an
for the 2009 graduates), and                   comprehend and think critically.      alternative to regular education.
obtain the required 2.5 or better                                                    A student who successfully
cumulative GPA calculated by                        SENIOR EARLY                     completes this option will
using ONLY the grades earned                                                         receive a Louisiana Equivalency
in the core curriculum courses.                       DISMISSAL                      Diploma (GED) and/or a Skills
Each     year    the   Louisiana                                                     Certificate, not a standard
Legislature may make changes                   Seniors    are   required    to       Louisiana high school diploma.
in     the    TOPS      program                schedule seven (7) courses per        To enter this program, a student
requirements;          therefore,              term unless they are taking           must be 16 and meet one or
students and parents should                    courses at the Literacy and           more of the following criteria:
                                                                                                   th
stay apprised of the possible                  Technology Center in Walker, or        A. Failed 8 LEAP 21 ELA or
annual changes.                                earning college or vocational         math;
TOPS        core      curriculum               school credits.                        B. Failed one or more portions
requirements are listed on the                                                       of the GEE (exit exam);
SHS web site. If you do not                        CLASS SELECTION                    C. Participated in out-of-level
have access to the school web                       AND CHANGES                      testing       or       alternative
site, you can request a copy                                                         assessment;
from your guidance counselor.                  Students are urged to make             D. Earned not more than 5
                                               careful course selections. After      Carnegie units by age 17, not
     SLU SCHOLARS                              June 5, 2009, students are not        more that 10 by age 18, and not
       PROGRAM                                 allowed to make unnecessary           more than 15 by age 19.
                                               schedule changes once the
SLU will award tuition waiver                  schedules are made.         The       There is usually a waiting list for
scholarships (a maximum of 6                   annual      academic     master       this   option.      For      more
hours per semester) to students                schedule is based on course           information on Option III, see
who have a minimum GPA of                      requests made by the students         your guidance counselor.
3.0 and a composite ACT score                  during the scheduling process;
of at least 24. Although SLU                   therefore, only changes deemed
provides a waiver for tuition,                 absolutely necessary will be
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                                               Required science course:                             CREATIVE ARTS
       O
COURSETH FFERINGS
                                               Physical      Science    –     Through       Band I– The band student develops
  FOR 9 GRADE                                  explanations        and       hands-on       intelligent musicianship because he
                                               investigations, students will gain an        learns to understand the music which is
                                               understanding of matter and energy.          being performed, as well as learns to
In all courses, students will                                                               play an instrument. The band also
be required to take a                          Required         social       studies        helps to develop character by helping
                                                                                            students to attain high ideals and to
semester final exam that may                   courses:                                     develop self-discipline and esprit de
affect their final grade.                                                                   corps.     Emphasis is on continuing
                                               World Geography– This class will             technical development, aimed at
                                               identify and explore the five themes of
 REQUIRED COURSES                              geography: Location, place, human /
                                                                                            producing a musically sensitive and
                                                                                            expressive performance.
                                               environment interaction, movement and
One English course from                        region. The class will examine the world
                                                                                             FAMILY AND CONSUMER
the following choices:                         in spatial terms by examining and
                                               creating many different types of maps.              SCIENCES
English I– This class focuses on               Students will also study the cultural and
grammar, usage, mechanics, literature,         physical affects on regions of the world.    Family and Consumer Science I– This
short stories and drama. The topics                                                         course examines multiple life roles and
covered in this class are designed for         Required physical education                  responsibilities as individuals and family
students to become aware of the art of                                                      members, focusing on areas of personal
                                               course:                                      and family living; wellness, nutrition and
language. Students will participate in
writing workshops and hands-on                                                              foods, financial management; living
                                               Health / Physical Education– In the          environments;        appropriate        child
activities. Students are required to           Health course, students learn about the
complete a research project and read                                                        development practices; clothing and
                                               functions of the human body with some        textiles;    planning      and     building
novels.                                        emphasis placed on careers in health         employability skills; and other skills.
                                               related areas. Decision-making dealing
English I Honors– Refer to English I           with tobacco, alcohol and drug use is
course description. See “Acceptance            also emphasized. These courses are
into Honors Courses” on page 2.                required for graduation.                     COURSE OFFERINGS
                                                                                                   TH
Required math course:                                                                        FOR 10 GRADE
                                               Required business course:
Algebra I– This course covers the              Introduction to Business Computer
definitions of variables and expressions,
                                                                                            In all courses, students will
                                               Applications– This course will provide
solving patterns, and sequences and                                                         be required to take a final
                                               the students with basic computer
writing equations form patterns, the           application skills which will be useful in   exam that may affect their
order of operations, identity and equality     seeking employment. Students will learn      final grade.
properties, distribution, commutative          to key using the touch method, basic
and associative properties, graphs and         word processing while learning to format
functions, integers and the number line,       letters, memos, reports, and tables.
                                                                                             REQUIRED COURSES
adding, subtracting, multiplying and           During the second semester, students
dividing integers and fractions, square        will begin weekly timed writing tests.       One English course from
roots, writing equations and formula,
solving equations in one-step and multi-                                                    the following choices:
steps involving addition, subtraction ,            ELECTIVE COURSES
multiplication and division, simples                                                        English II– In this class, students will
Geometry involving angles and ratios of               for 9th Grade                         work on perfecting writing skills as well
similar triangles, and measures of                                                          as having a deep understanding of the
central tendency.                              Agriscience I– This course provides          construction of the English language.
                                               students with basic knowledge of             Topics in this class will focus on the
Algebra I Honors– Refer to Algebra I           agriculture and the science applications     topics covered in the GEE 21 exam.
course description. See “Acceptance            in agriculture. Supervised agricultural      Students are required to complete a
into Honors Courses” on page 2.                experience programs and the FFA              research project and read novels.
                                               leadership     activities  are   integral
Algebra I, Part 1– This course covers          components.                                  English II Honors– Refer to English II
the same material as Algebra I;                  IMPORTANT NOTE: Credit in this             course description. See “Acceptance
however, Algebra I Part 1 and Algebra          course and Agriscience II counts as one      into Honors Courses” on page 2.
Part 2 move at a slower pace for               science credit towards graduation.
students who display difficulty in Math.       Credit in this course alone gives the
                                               student one elective credit.                 Required math course:
Algebra I, Part 2–This course is the
continuation of Algebra I, Part 1. This            FOREIGN LANGUAGE                         Geometry– Topics covered in this
course must be taken by all students                                                        course are points, lines, planes, basic
who passed Algebra I, Part 1.                  French II– This course provides              definitions, proofs, making use of
                                               continuing practice in the development       axioms, postulates, and theorems.
                                               of foreign language skills. This course is   Students will use inductive and
                                               offered only if students have passed the     deductive reasoning to understand
                                               state exam and received one unit of          mathematics.
                                               credit for French I.
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Required science course:                                                                    Family and Consumer Science I– This
                                               Principles of Business– This course          course examines multiple life roles and
Biology– This course explores the              offers an introduction to the world of the   responsibilities as individuals and family
characteristics and life cycles of             consumer and assists the students in         members, focusing on areas of personal
organisms      and    explains     their       making wise choices. Students are            and family living; wellness, nutrition and
relationships to each other and their          made aware of their rights as a              foods, financial management; living
environment.      Lab activities and           consumer and how to exercise these           environments;        appropriate        child
dissections are an integral part of this       rights.                                      development practices; clothing and
class.                                                                                      textiles;    planning      and     building
                                                       CREATIVE ARTS                        employability skills; and other skills.
Required          social        studies                                                     Nutrition and Foods/Advanced Nutrition
                                               Band I– See pages 3 of this guide under
courses:                                       9th grade electives.                         and Foods– This course provides
                                                                                            students with basic nutrition and
Civics / Free Enterprise– Civics course:       Band II– The band student develops           wellness knowledge and basic food
Students      will   understand    their       intelligent musicianship because he          preparation skills.        Kitchen lab
citizenship, civic duties, and why their       learns to understand the music which is      experiences emphasize preparation
government works as it does. Students          being performed, as well as learns to        techniques and nutritional application.
will see that one person can make a            play an instrument. The band also
difference. Free Enterprise course:            helps to develop character by helping        Housing and Interior Design– This
Students will have an understanding of         students to attain high ideals and to        course     addresses      selecting and
basic financial concepts. Students will        develop self-discipline and esprit de        planning living environments to meet the
see that the study of economics is a           corps.     Emphasis is on continuing         needs and wants of individuals and
study in how we as a global community          technical development, aimed at              families throughout the life cycle.
and as individuals react to financial          producing a musically sensitive and
trends.                                        expressive performance.                                    SCIENCE
                                                 Prerequisite–Band I
Required physical education                                                                 Agriscience I– This course provides
course:                                        Publications I– This is an introductory      students with basic knowledge of
                                               course     to   yearbook     publication.    agriculture and the science applications
                                               Students will need proficiency in basic      in agriculture. Supervised agricultural
Physical Education– This calls consists
                                               writing, headlining, captioning, feature     experience programs and the FFA
of teaching skills, acquisition of
                                               writing and photography. Students will       leadership     activities  are   integral
knowledge and the development of life-
                                               create a school newspaper.                   components.
long learning through human movement.
Activities include physical fitness,                                                          IMPORTANT NOTE: Credit in this
                                               Speech / Introduction to Drama– The          course and Agriscience II counts as one
volleyball, touch football, badminton,
                                               Speech course includes a wide variety        science credit towards graduation.
aerobics, and weight training.
                                               of speaking assignments, including           Credit in this course alone gives the
                                               informative, demonstrative, persuasive       student one elective credit.
Required sophomore course:                     and entertaining speeches, and an
                                               introduction to stage and theater. The       Agriscience II– This course provides
Strategies for Academic Success /              Drama course will help students              students with basic knowledge of
Education for Careers– Students will           appreciate and understand today’s            agriculture and the science applications
study effective strategies for test            theater. Students will participate in all    in agriculture, including units in animal
preparation and study skills. Students         aspects of drama production, including       science, soil science, plant science,
will also explore career options.              scenery, costuming, lighting, and acting.    agricultural mechanics, and agricultural
                                                                                            leadership.
 ELECTIVE COURSES                              Fine Arts Survey– This course is               IMPORTANT NOTE: Credit in Agri-
                                               designed to challenge the college-bound      science I and this course counts as one
    for 10th Grade                             students by giving them an introduction      science credit towards graduation.
                                               to the four arts (music, art, drama and        Prerequisite–Agriscience I
                                               dance), their history, relationships, and
       SOCIAL STUDIES                          how they each touch our daily lives.
                                               Students will be required to write four
Law Studies– In this course students will
study the following: the legal system,
                                               research-based papers (one for each of
                                               the arts).
                                                                                            COURSE OFFERINGS
                                                                                                   TH
criminal law, juvenile justice, torts (civil                                                 FOR 11 GRADE
lawsuits), and individual rights and
liberties.                                         FAMILY AND CONSUMER
                                                         SCIENCES                           In all courses, students will
             BUSINESS
                                               Adult Responsibilities / Parenting– In the   be required to take a
Business Computer Applications– This           Adult Responsibilities course, students      semester final exam that may
course is designed to acquaint students        analyze the rewards, responsibilities,       affect their final grade.
with the history of computer as well as        and challenges involved in the parenting
computer       terminology.       Students     role. This course prepares students to
complete the text Microsoft Office which       work with children from birth to age          REQUIRED COURSES
is designed to help students explore in        eight. Emphasis is placed on enhancing
detail, the new features of Word, Excel,       the development of young children while
Access, PowerPoint and Front Page              providing early education and care. The      One English course from
through a process of step-by-step              importance of the decision to become a       the following choices:
instructions. Students complete jobs,          parent is reinforced in each unit.
which require critical thinking skills.                                                     English III– This course is a survey of
  Prerequisite -Intro. to Bus. Comp. App.                                                   American literature which parallels
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American history from the pilgrims to the      Environmental Science– The course            FAMILY AND CONSUMER
present day. It develops skills in             emphasis will be on human relationships
communication,        problem     solving,     to the environment (wastes, energy,                SCIENCES
resource access and utilization. The           ecology, resources, pollution, etc.).
reading and study of at least one              Students      will perform     laboratory   Adult Responsibilities / Parenting– See
Shakespearean play and one novel and           activities and complete several projects.   page 4 of this guide under 10th grade
a British literature based research paper                                                  electives.
are required.
                                               Required         social       studies
                                                                                           Housing and Interior Design– See page
English III Honors– Refer to English III       courses:                                    4 of this guide under 10th grade
course description. See “Acceptance                                                        electives.
into Honors Courses” on page 2 of this         American History– The course material
guide.                                         covers    the    years    1877-present.
                                                                                           Family and Consumer Science I and II–
                                               Emphasis is placed on World War II
                                                                                           See page 4 of this guide under 10th
One math course from the                       through the present time.
                                                                                           grade electives.
following choices:
                                                   ELECTIVE COURSES                        Nutrition and Foods/Advanced Nutrition
Algebra II– This course covers using
expressions      and      formulas,     the
                                                      for 11th Grade                       and Foods– See page 4 of this guide
                                                                                           under 10th grade electives.
properties of real numbers, measures of
central tendency, solving equations.                       BUSINESS                            FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Solving absolute value equations and
inequalities, defining relation and            Business Computer Applications– See
functions,     slope,     writing    linear    page 4 of this guide under 10th grade       Spanish I– In this course, students will
equations, using scatter plots and             electives.                                  be introduced to the Spanish language
regression lines to make predictions,                                                      and culture. Communication skills will
absolute value and step functions, linear      Principles of Business– See page 4 of       be    developed     through    listening,
inequalities, solving systems of two and       this guide under 10th grade electives.      speaking, reading and writing. This
three equations, substitution, elimination                                                 course will possibly be offered through
and Cramer’s Rule, defining monomials          Publication I– See page 4 of this guide     LA Virtual School.
and polynomials, dividing, multiplying         under 10th grade electives.
and     factoring     polynomials,      and                                                  HEALTH AND PHYSICAL
simplifying radical expressions. This          Accounting– This course emphasizes                EDUCATION
course should be taken by the college-         accounting principles as they relate to
bound student who has done well in all         the basic understanding and skills
                                                                                           First Responder– This course is
previous math courses.                         required in keeping manual and
                                                                                           designed to improve the quality of
                                               computerized financial records for a
                                                                                           emergency medical care rendered to
Algebra II Honors– Students who have           business.
                                                                                           victims of accidents and illnesses.
exhibited a high level of math ability and                                                 Topics include airway management,
maturity in previous math courses and          Desktop Publishing– Emphasis is
                                                                                           hemorrhage control, immobilization and
who plan to enter a field which requires       placed on continued skill development in
                                                                                           simple splinting.       Oral and written
more than the minimum college math             efficient operation of word processing
                                                                                           communication skills and medical
courses could schedule this course.            programs as it is applied to desktop
                                                                                           terminology are reinforced in this
See “Acceptance into Honors Courses”           publishing.    Critical   thinking and
                                                                                           course, which will provide a good
on page 2 of this guide.                       communication skills are reinforced in
                                                                                           foundation for the entire EMS system.
                                               this course as students format, create,
                                                                                           First Responder Certification is possible
Financial Math– This course is designed        and proofread brochures, programs,
                                                                                           upon successful completion of this
to give students the skills necessary to       newsletters, web pages, power point
                                                                                           course.
function successfully in the real world.       presentations and manuscripts.
                                                                                             Students must be 17 years of age
The course includes calculating income,                                                    before the first day of class.
writing checks and managing a checking                CREATIVE ARTS
and savings account, managing and
controlling a charge account and credit                                                    Physical Education III or IV– This course
                                               Band I, II, or III– See pages 3 and 4 of    covers various activities, games and
cards, securing a loan, understanding          this guide under 9th and 10th grade
housing costs, profits, discounts, income                                                  sports with emphasis on advanced skills
                                               electives.                                  and strategies trying to instill a life-long
tax preparation, and other topics
pertinent to business transactions.                                                        involvement in physical activities.
                                               Speech / Intro. to Drama– See page 4 of
  Prerequisite–2 math credits                  this guide under 10th grade electives.
                                                                                                         SCIENCE
One science course from                        Fine Arts Survey – See page 4 of this
                                               guide under 10th grade electives.           Agriscience I– See page 3 of this guide
the following choices:                                                                     under 9th grade electives.
                                               Creative Writing I– This elective course
Chemistry– This course is designed for
                                               will focus on poetry and fiction.           Agriscience II– See page 4 of this guide
the college-bound student and covers
                                               Students will produce a portfolio of        under 10th grade electives.
the following: atomic theory, properties
                                               original writing. A workshop approach
and families of elements; solutions;
                                               using teacher and peer reviews will         Agriscience III– This course is an
writing and      balancing    equations;
                                               provide feedback for student writing.       advanced study in agriscience based on
formulas for compounds; mole weight;
valence; electron dot formula; gas laws;                                                   local needs in agriculture, workforce and
ionic reaction and bonding; exothermic                                                     economic      needs.          Supervised
and endothermic reactions; isotopes;                                                       agricultural experience programs and
and organic formulas.                                                                      the FFA leadership activities are integral
                                                                                           components and provide opportunities
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for practical application of instructional     English course applies only
competencies.                                                        th                       World History– This is a chronological
                                               to students entering 9 grade
  Prerequisite–Agriscience I and II                                                           view of history from the earliest
                                               during     the      2007-2008                  civilization to the present. Map work
       SOCIAL STUDIES                          academic year and earlier.                     and projects will enrich the class.

Law Studies – See page 4 of this guide         One English course from                                      SCIENCE
under 10th grade electives.
                                               the following choices:
                                                                                              Agriscience I– See page 3 of this guide
     OTHER ELECTIVES                                                                          under 9th grade electives.
                                               **All Senior English classes
                                               will be required to complete                   Agriscience II– See page 4 of this guide
STAR I – Students will gain an overview                                                       under 10th grade electives.
of the teaching profession and gain            the “Senior Project”.
knowledge of the history of education.                                                        Agriscience III– See page 5 of this guide
Requires 20 hours of field experiences:        Business English– This course will             under 11th grade electives.
5 hours of observation in special              provide        students      with       the
education,    preschool,    elementary,        communication skills needed in a               Agriscience Elective– Students will
middle, and high school classrooms;            business environment.        IMPORTANT         explore animal science, plant science,
and 15 hours of field work in the              NOTE: This course may be a                     agricultural      manufacturing         and
classroom doing tutorial, one-on-one,          substitution for English IV; however,          production, and natural resources
small group, and/or large group work.          LSU, SLU and many other colleges do            management. Supervised agricultural
Under supervision students must teach          not accept Business English in place of        experience programs and the FFA
one lesson to a small group or class of        English IV for admission. Also, Business       leadership     activities  are      integral
students                                       English cannot be used to fulfill regular      components of this course.
                                               TOPS requirements for English. Rather,            Prerequisite– Agriscience I, II, and III.
ABC Welding I– (Offered on SHS                 it can only be used to satisfy TOPS
campus) This is an introduction to             TECH English requirements.                     Physics– This is a lab-based inquiry
welding. Welding safety and basic                Prerequisite– English I, II, and III and     approach course designed to present a
welding will be covered. Students will be      Intro. to Bus. Comp. Applications              basic    college     prep     class   that
introduced to shielded metal arc welding                                                      emphasizes theory and problem-solving
(SMAQ), mig, and tig welding. Course           English IV–This course for college-bound       equally. The course covers concepts of
credit will be transferred to the ABC          seniors includes an in-depth study of          straight line motion, curved motion,
vocational school.                             British literature, including a novel and a    circular motion, forms of energy, types
                                               Shakespearean play. Students will write        of energy transfer, kinetic theory, waves,
Literacy & Technology Center– Juniors          a research paper.                              and light theory. Class work and lab
may also choose from the electives             Prerequisite–English I, II & III               work are correlated.
offered at the Livingston Parish Literacy
and Technology Center in Walker. See           English IV Honors–This course focuses          Biology II– This course is designed for
list on page 7.                                on a survey of British literature within its   the student who has a strong interest in
                                               historical, philosophical, and social          biology. Students explore advanced
                                               contexts. Students are encouraged to           topics selected from cellular biology,
                                               become skilled readers of prose and            biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics,
COURSE OFFERINGS
       TH
                                               poetry written in a variety of periods and     microbiology,     evolution,  behavior,
                                               styles.     Writing includes exposition,
 FOR 12 GRADE                                  analytical essays, poetry explications,
                                                                                              ecology, plant and animal anatomy, and
                                                                                              physiology. Research and advanced
                                               and creative writing. See “Acceptance          laboratory techniques are emphasized.
                                               Into Honors Courses” on page 2 of this            This course is offered as a regular
In all courses, students will                  guide.                                         course or as a dual enrollment course
                                                  This course is offered as a regular         with SLU. An ACT composite score of
be required to take a                          honors course or as a dual enrollment
semester final exam that may                                                                  18 is required for the dual enrollment
                                               course with SLU. An ACT score of 18 is         course. Students will receive the letter
affect their final grade.                      required. Students will receive the letter     grade they earn on their high school
                                               grade they earn on their high school           transcript.    Student will receive a
                                               transcript.     Student will receive a         “P”(Pass) or “AU”(Audit) on their SLU
 REQUIRED COURSES                              “P”(Pass) or “AU”(Audit) on their SLU          transcript.
                                               transcript.
                           th
Students entering 9 grade in                                                                            MATHEMATICS
the academic year 2008-2009                        ELECTIVE COURSES
and later will have four (4)
required courses in English,
                                                      for 12th Grade                          Advanced Math– This course, which is
                                                                                              primarily computer-assisted, will cover
Math, Science, and Social                                                                     topics in both advanced algebra and
                                               Electives in Business, Creative Arts,          trigonometry.
Studies in accordance with                     Family and Consumer Science, and                  This course is offered as a regular
current            graduation                  Physical Education, are listed with the        course or as a dual enrollment course
requirements of the LA Core 4                  ELECTIVE COURSES for 10th and 11th             with SLU. An ACT composite score of
                                               grades on pages 4 and 5 of this guide.         18 is required for the dual enrollment
Curriculum. This results in
students having four (4)                                                                      course. Students will receive the letter
required courses during their                         SOCIAL STUDIES                          grade they earn on their high school
                                                                                              transcript.   Student will receive a
senior year. The following                                                                    “P”(Pass) or “AU”(Audit) on their SLU
                            th                 Law Studies – See page 4 of this guide
requirement of only a 4                                                                       transcript.
                                               under 10th grade electives.
7 Springfield High School Course Guide 2009-2010

      OTHER ELECTIVES                                        ABC, Inc.
                                                                                               ******
Spanish II– This course provides               (Offered off-campus at ABC,          The curriculum in this
continuing practice in the development                                              course guide is subject to
                                               Inc. in Baton Rouge) Students
of foreign language skills. This course
will possibly be offered through LA            may enroll in a course at ABC,       change at the discretion of
Virtual School.                                Inc. as a dual enrollment            Springfield High School’s
 Prerequisite– Spanish I                       course.                              administration.
College Dual-Enrollment Study Hall–
                                               Career / Training Paths offered
This course is designed to offer students      are:
who are in dual-enrollment college                                                        ******
courses a class period to study and            Pipefitter
complete assignments. No Carnegie
Units will be granted for this course.
                                               Millwright                              Questions and
                                               Electrician
Behavior problems and not working
on assignments will not be tolerated.
                                               Carpentry                                 Notes for
                                               Welder
Students must be enrolled in English IV-
Honors, Biology II, or Advanced Math.
                                               Course credit will be transferred
                                                                                        Scheduling
Tentative:        Cooperative        Office    to the ABC vocational school         ________________________________
Education (COE) – This course provides         which allows students an early
students      with     part-time      office   start to begin training to receive   ________________________________
employment combined with classroom
instruction in human relations, office         a certification in the above
                                                                                    ________________________________
etiquette, time management and                 crafts.
computer operation and techniques.                                                  ________________________________
Work      based     learning     strategies
appropriate for this course are job
                                                LIVINGSTON PARISH
                                                                                    ________________________________
shadowing and cooperative education.               LITERACY AND
   Prerequisites- Intro. to BCA and BCA
                                               TECHNOLOGY CENTER                    ________________________________
Tentative: Career and Technical                                                     ________________________________
Internship I & II– This course is              We strongly encourage juniors
designed to provide career and
                                               and seniors to take full             ________________________________
technical    education      students     an
opportunity to apply learned skills in the     advantage      of   the   course
                                               offerings at the Literacy and        ________________________________
workplace. Paid or non-paid internships
are provided in the student’s related          Technology Center. Students
                                                                                    ________________________________
field of study. The student has the            with an interest in the following
opportunity to explore a single potential      areas could get a career jump-       ________________________________
career or a combination of careers they        start by taking classes in their
may be considering. Emphasis will be           career cluster. Tentative course     ________________________________
placed on developing interpersonal             offerings at the Center include
skills, work ethics, relevant skills of the
workplace, and an understanding of the
                                               the following:                       ________________________________
selected career field of study.                                                     ________________________________
   Prerequisites- TBA                          Automotive Technology
                                               Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
                                               EMT Paramedic (Seniors only)         ________________________________
STAR I – See page 6 of this guide under
11th grade electives.                          Patient Care (Seniors only)
                                               Pharmacy Technician (Seniors only)   ________________________________
ABC Welding I– (Offered on SHS                 Medical Assistant
                                               Medical Office Assistant             ________________________________
campus) This is an introduction to
welding. Welding safety and basic              Computer Service Technician
                                                                                    ________________________________
welding will be covered. Students will be      Computer Maintenance
introduced to shielded metal arc welding       Computer Networking                  ________________________________
(SMAQ), mig, and tig welding. Course           Criminal Justice
credit will be transferred to the ABC          Electrician (Residential wiring)     ________________________________
vocational school.
                                               Veterinary Assistant
                                                                                    ________________________________
ABC Welding II– (Offered on SHS
campus) This is an introduction to             The Technology Center offers
                                                                                    ________________________________
welding. Welding safety and basic              both morning and afternoon
welding will be covered. Students will be      classes. Students must provide       ________________________________
introduced to shielded metal arc welding       their own transportation to and
(SMAQ), mig, and tig welding. Course           from the Center.                     ________________________________
credit will be transferred to the ABC
vocational school.                                                                  ________________________________

								
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