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					  Hatboro-Horsham High School
   Curriculum Planning Guide for Students & Parents


 YOUR PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PLANNER
                 2007-2008
 A guide for career planning and course selection
Use this guide to develop a future career goal and academic plan.
                  Your future is your choice!!!




          PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
  Connecting Careers, Curriculum and
 Character Education for Future Success
Dear Parent/Guardian,

The course selection process is a critical step in planning your child’s academic
path. As you look through this course selection planner, you will recognize some
changes from the traditional format used to promote the hundreds of courses
we offer at Hatboro-Horsham High School.

Preparing students for success at all academic levels and in all future endeavors
is something in which we take great pride. On the following pages, you will
notice an introduction to something called Career Pathways. Frequently, high
school students select courses without necessarily knowing the outcome or the
impact of those courses. The career pathway guide is a thought process that can
steer course selection. While a number of courses are mandatory because of
graduation requirements, we provide a myriad of elective courses in a variety of
areas.

Having students develop a Career Path mode of thinking helps them explore the
elective tract based on interests and provides them with a compass to reach
future goals. Identifying a career pathway can help in selecting school courses,
activities and part-time employment as well as work-based learning
opportunities.

I encourage you to review this document thoroughly with your son and/or
daughter and discuss his/her academic choices for the 2007-2008 school year.

  “Students who experience education as a tool to build their future are much
                     more likely to make the most of it.”
                                  (Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2006)

Sincerely,




Dennis M. Williams, Jr.
Principal




                                        2
     Hatboro-Horsham School District




                         www.hatboro-horsham.org
                        229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044
                                     (215) 420-5000

                    Dr. William Lessa, Superintendent
     Curtis Griffin, Assistant Superintendent Secondary Education


        HATBORO-HORSHAM                                     KEITH VALLEY
          HIGH SCHOOL                                      MIDDLE SCHOOL
  899 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044           227 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044
            (215) 420-5500                                   (215) 420-5050
Administration                                  Administration
Dennis Williams, Principal                      Jonathan Kircher, Principal
Ralph Rapino, Assistant Principal (11-12)       Lucretia Page, Assistant Principal (8)
Chris Shaffer, Assistant Principal (9-10)       Bing Crosby, Assistant Principal (7)
Dr. Susan S. Bitner,                            Barbara Whitelock, Assistant Principal (6)
   Assistant Principal
   Curriculum and Instruction
Guidance                                        Guidance
Mrs. Zahn (A – Ci)                              Dr. Andrew Osborne, Special Programs
Mrs. Drexler (Cj – D)                           Mrs. Cindy Ushler (8)
Mr. Noonan (E – Hl)                             Ms. Rececca Troup (7)
Mrs. Carner (Hm – L)                            Mrs. Judith Silver (6)
Ms. Lombardi (M – Pa)
Mr. Miller (Pb – Sn)
Mrs. Varano (So – Z)




          Pathways to Success
 Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character
         Education for Future Success

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             Pathways To Success
               Hatboro-Horsham School District
                                        K-12 Awareness
                                                     ↓
                                   6-10 Career Exploration
                                                     ↓
                                       PATHWAYS CHOICE
                               Arts and Communications
                     Business, Finance, and Information Technology
                           Engineering Industrial Technology
                                    Human Services
                                   Science and Health
                                                     ↓
                      HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL
                                 11-12
                              Follow Pathway for Course Selection
                                               ↓
                                    High School Graduation
                                               ↓
                                    Gateways to Your Future
         ↓                         ↓             ↓                       ↓                        ↓
     Post                  Military        Workforce           Apprenticeship           Self-Employment
  Secondary                                                     & Internship                   &
  Education            Air Force         Full time permanent
                                                               On-the-job training in
                                                                                        Entrepreneurship
                                         jobs
                                                               trades and skilled
Community College      Army                                                             Start a business
                                                               occupations
                                         Combination of two
Business/Technical     Coast Guard       or more part-time                              Buy a business
                                                               Carefully monitored
College                                  jobs
                                                               work experiences with
                       Marines                                                          Take on a franchise
                                                               intentional learning
4 Year College or                        Contract services
                                                               goals
University             Navy              on short term basis                            Consult or freelance


         ↓                ↓      ↓       ↓                                                        ↓
                        SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND
                          LIFELONG LEARNING

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                      Pathways to Success

          Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education

      Questions…Questions…Questions…
What are Career Pathways?

Each Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics
and whose employment requirements call for many common interests, strengths
and competencies. A chosen Pathway focuses a student’s elective courses
toward preparing for a specific goal area.

Why should I choose a career pathway?

             To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high
              school
             To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those
              goals
             To create career awareness and encourage planning for post
              secondary education and opportunities
             To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to
              the world after graduation

How do I choose a career pathway?

             You can complete the self-assessment in this Career Planning
              Guide
             Your counselors, parents and teachers can assist you with your
              choice
             You will research various career fields in 9th and 10th grades in
              designated career development activities

Will there be any change in my major academic studies?
No, you will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College Prep,
Academic and Career levels. You will still follow the requirements for your
graduation class.



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                      Pathways to Success

                  Your Future—Understanding the Dilemma:


In America billions of dollars are spent each year to provide an education for
children and youth, frequently stressing education as a goal in itself. Each June at
graduation ceremonies, school officials routinely announce the percentage of
students continuing their studies at post-secondary institutions. It was and is
assumed that a good education will produce a positive and satisfying lifestyle. In
general, this wisdom is still valid. However, continued education without some
vision of a future career goal may lead a student to years of aimless wandering
through college programs, incurring extra expense and a delayed entry into the
labor market. Students, families, and schools should be creating realistic career
expectations based on achievement, personal choice, and future labor market
demands. Consider these facts about the typical four-year college student in
Pennsylvania.

   1. The most popular major for college freshmen is “UNDECLARED.”
   2. Nearly 40% of all college freshmen do not complete their first year.
   3. Less than 30% of all college freshmen earn a baccalaureate degree in four
      years.
   4. One out of every two college graduates cannot find work in his or her
      field. One out of three cannot find college-level employment.

For this generation, the number one predictor of postsecondary
success, particularly in college, is not grades, but rather having a goal
or the commitment that comes from career maturity and career
direction.
                               -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University




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                        Pathways to Success
                How do you know if you have Career Maturity?

                   Defining Career Maturity
Career fantasy, unencumbered by reality, is natural and desirable in the
elementary grades, but by the junior year of high school, you should be able to:

   1. Understand the importance of narrowing career interests as a basis for
      postsecondary planning
   2. Have identified one or more career interests after an objective evaluation
      of your likes and dislikes, understanding your aptitudes, and labor market
      projections
   3. Have engaged, by the end of the 12th grade, in activities to verify these
      choices
   4. Used these choices to make post-high-school decisions

Deciding what to do after high school should be based on a realistic personal
assessment of your likes and dislikes, as well as identifying strengths and
weaknesses as they relate to labor market opportunities; making career decisions;
and then exploring alternatives to prepare to pursue these interests.

Note that, among teens, developing career maturity does not mean forcing you to make a
decision at age 18 (or before) on the “one best” career, or “locking you into a decision.”
The hope is that much of the narrowing down process will take place during the high
school years and not while incurring great expense in college or enduring
disappointments in the labor market.

You may change your mind later, but if you make good decisions in the first
place, your new interests should relate to the originals.

Career maturity is as important as academic maturity. Both predict
post-high-school success.
                                  -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University


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                    Career Pathways to Prepare all Students
                           For College and Careers
Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work.
Tomorrow’s jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers
than ever before. Tomorrow’s workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers
several times, continually updating their knowledge and skills.

To prepare today’s students for tomorrow, Hatboro-Horsham schools are working to
help students achieve in challenging subjects.

One key approach to this goal is to provide students with relevant contacts to learning.

Career Pathways links what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they
need for success in college and careers. Career pathways create a system where the high
school is directly connected to jobs and post-secondary training. This direct connection
to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses.


                                 The High Five!
   1.   Change is Constant We change constantly, and so does the world around
        us—including the working world. Because a single occupation will no longer
        take workers from the beginning to the end of their working lives, adaptability is
        an important skill to carry into the future.
   2.   Learning is Ongoing Graduating from high school or college doesn’t mean
        that your education is complete. Opportunities to learn are everywhere! Learn to
        recognize them and make your learning a life-long experience.
   3.   Focus on the Journey Traveling through life is like traveling down a road:
        having a destination gives direction, but most of the time is spent moving along.
        Pay attention to the journey, with all its pitfalls, sidetracks, opportunities and
        highways to new destinations.
   4.   Follow Your Heart Dreaming about your future can help you understand
        what you really want in life. Knowing what you want and keeping it in your
        mind can give you the motivation you need to deal with life’s challenges. Never
        be afraid to dream.
   5.   Access Your Allies The journey of life is not taken alone. Friends, family,
        teachers, neighbors—any of them can be willing and helpful allies when it comes
        to judging what steps to take on life’s path.
                                                                -Bill Barry, The Real Game




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                          Pathways to Success
                        Why should I have an Academic Plan?
This booklet has been developed to guide you in your future career planning and course
selection.

Choosing your future is one of the most exciting and challenging decisions you will
make. You have the opportunity to choose your future, not leave it to chance or luck.
Planning for your future will give you a better chance for reaching that goal.


       YOUR FUTURE IS YOUR CHOICE!
Everyone enters the work force at some point. To plan your career, you need to plan
your high school academic program. The courses you take and your experiences and
accomplishments in high school can lead you to your chosen career path. However, not
having an academic plan and not making preparations along the way can slow you
down in your career preparation.

Career implies more than just a job—it includes education, work and lifestyle. Achieving
success and a satisfying career takes planning, studying, training and vision. Your choice of
courses now allows you to smoothly and successfully move on to your career plan later.

        For a better future, begin now to:
                      o Explore different possibilities
                      o Determine your pathway
                      o Choose courses which follow your pathway
                      o Learn what the work force needs and expects of its employees

To help with this planning, talk to your parents and your teachers, and contact your guidance
counselor.

        This Career Planning Guide:
                     o Helps you to focus interests and abilities
                     o Identifies occupations that are part of your pathway
                     o Recommends foundation and elective courses that lead to specific
                         career pathways

Use this booklet to aid you in charting your career pathway. You may change your focus during
your high school program, but having a goal will help you to select the best foundation courses.
These will lead all students toward a solid academic background.




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                        Pathways to Success
                                         Options
                       Arts and Communications
             Business, Finance and Information Technology
                Engineering and Industrial Technology
                            Human Services
                           Science and Health

                           How do I use this planner?

Over the next several years, you will be exploring various career fields. As you select a
career field and then narrow it to occupations, you will need an academic program that
gives you a solid foundation. You may select courses that are recommended core
courses and elective courses that lead to specific career goals.

   1. Complete the self-assessment tool beginning on pages 12-15 to narrow
      down a primary and secondary pathway for possible exploration.
   2. Review the information given in the Planner on all the pathways, with a
      special focus on the areas that fit your interests (pages 20-29).
   3. Refer to the worksheet attached on page 18 to develop a plan for
      foundation courses and electives fitting the pathway of your choice. You
      may tear the worksheet out of this planner for ease of use.
   4. Review the graduation requirements on page 17 to keep yourself on pace to
      graduate within a four-year span of time.
   5. Remember that most careers of the future will require some advanced
      training and be prepared to continue your education in a variety of ways.
      Refer to the different levels of education needed to access varying careers under
      each pathway area.
          a. Entry level positions are jobs most likely to begin immediately after high
              school.
          b. Skilled or technical occupations usually require advanced skills or
              technical training in a two-year program.
          c. Professional level occupations usually require four or more years of
              college/university experience.
          d. Read page 31 to determine which post-secondary educational experiences
              would be best for reaching your goals.
   6. Review the School-to-Career Opportunities highlighted on page 30 to
      make connections for the transition to college and/or work before you graduate
      from high school.

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                        Pathways to Success
                            Self-Assessment—Who am I?
What do you want to be when you grow up? There are many adults who still don’t
know the answer to this question. How can they expect you to know?

One of the best ways to explore careers and get pointed in the right direction is to take
an assessment test. These can measure things such as:

              Interests        Skills        Values         Personality
The nice thing about these is that there are no wrong answers. Your likes and dislikes
are very important in career planning. They will supply you with ideas about the types
of jobs that might be a “best fit” for you. Since these assessments are only part of the
entire career puzzle, the results might not be exactly what you expect. Use these results
and other experiences to broaden your search and explore careers that you might not
have otherwise considered.

The assessment that follows is based on the Holland Interest Inventory. At the end of the
assessment you will have an interest profile that matches different career areas. Once
you have completed and scored your results, you will get a primary and secondary
pathway option for your future planning.


           Connecting Careers, Curriculum & Character Education
Hatboro-Horsham School District is committed to the integration of “Character” into the
curriculum. Every department and pathway will promote the social, emotional, and
ethical traits that will lead to the development of a student’s character. Service Learning
and Internship opportunities will promote students’ character education through
experiential learning, thus preparing students to become lifelong learners and active,
productive members of the community and society in which they live. The Core
character traits that will guide the Pathways to Success program are:

                                     Caring
                                     Respect
                                     Trust
                                     Fairness
                                     Citizenship



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                   Holland Types and Pathways Matches

STEP ONE:       In each group, (√) the items that describe you. Then, count up the number of
check marks and fill in the total. Be as honest as you can. Remember, there are no wrong answers.

               Are You?                     Can You?                     Like To:
                    Practical                    Fix mechanical                Tinker with




 R
                                                 things                        mechanics
                      Athletic                   Solve mechanical              Work Outdoors
                                                 problems
                      Straightforward            Pitch a tent                   Be physically
                                                                                active
                      Mechanically                 Play a sport                 Use your hands
                      inclined
                      A nature lover               Read a blueprint             Build things
                                                   Work on cars                Operate tools &
                                                                               machinery
                                                                         R Total =
R = REALISTIC
Realistic people like to take a concrete approach to problem solving rather than rely on abstract
theory. They generally show an interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill and
physical strength.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Engineering and Industrial Technology
              Science and Health
              Business, Finance and Information Technology

               Are You?                     Can You?                     Like To:
                    Inquisitive                  Think abstractly              Explore ideas




   I                  Analytical

                      Scientific

                      Observant
                                                   Solve math
                                                   problems
                                                   Understand
                                                   physical theories
                                                   Do complex
                                                   calculations
                                                                                Use computers

                                                                                Work
                                                                                independently
                                                                                Perform lab
                                                                                experiments
                      Precise                      Use a microscope             Read scientific and
                                                                                technical
                                                                                magazines
                                                   Analyze data
                                                                         I Total =
I – INVESTIGATIVE
Investigative people prefer to think, rather than act, to organize and understand rather than
persuade. They tend to be good at math and science.
        Pathways related to this type:
             Science and Health
             Engineering and Industrial Technology
             Business, Finance and Information Technology


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                   Holland Types and Pathways Matches

STEP ONE CONTINUED…
               Are You?                     Can You?                     Like To:
                    Creative                     Sketch, draw, paint           Attend concerts,




A
                                                                               theater, art
                                                                               exhibits
                     Intuitive                     Play a musical              Read fiction, plays,
                                                   instrument                  poetry
                     Imaginative                   Write stories,              Work on crafts
                                                   poetry, music
                     Innovative                    Design fashions or           Take photographs
                                                   interiors
                     An individualist              Sing, act, dance            Express yourself
                                                                               creatively
                                                                         A Total =

A – ARTISTIC
Artistic people like to work on unstructured situation s where they can use their creativity. They
enjoy performing (theater and music) and the visual arts.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Arts and Communications
              Human Services




               Are You?                     Can You?                     Like To:
                    Friendly                     Teach/train others            Work in groups




  S                  Helpful

                     Idealistic

                     Insightful
                                                   Express yourself
                                                   clearly
                                                   Lead a group
                                                   discussion
                                                   Moderate disputes
                                                                                Help people with
                                                                                problems
                                                                                Participate in
                                                                                meetings
                                                                                Do volunteer
                                                                                service
                     Outgoing                      Plan and supervise           Work with young
                                                   an activity                  people
                     Understanding                 Cooperate well               Play team sports
                                                   with others
                                                                         S Total =

S = SOCIAL
        Pathways related to this type:
             Human Services
             Science and Health
             Business, Finance and Information Technology




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                  Holland Types and Pathways Matches
STEP ONE CONTINUED…
               Are You?                    Can You?                    Like To:
                    Self-Confident              Initiate projects            Make decisions




 E
                                                                             affecting others
                     Assertive                   Convince people to          Be elected to office
                                                 do things your
                                                 way
                     Sociable                    Sell things or               Win a leadership
                                                 promote ideas                sales award
                     Persuasive                  Give talks or                Start your own
                                                 speeches                     political campaign
                     Enthusiastic                Arrange activities           Meet important
                                                 and events                   people
                     Energetic                   Lead a group
                                                                       E Total =
E – ENTERPRISING
Enterprising people are verbally skilled and enjoy influencing and persuading others. They like
to lead and tend to be assertive and enthusiastic.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Business, Finance and Information Technology
              Human Services

               Are You?                    Can You?                    Like To:
                    Well groomed                Work well within a           Follow clearly




C
                                                system                       defined
                                                                             procedures
                     Accurate                    Do a lot of                 Use data
                                                 paperwork in a              processing
                                                 short time                  equipment
                     Numerically                 Keep accurate               Work with
                     inclined                    records                     numbers
                     Methodical                  Use a computer              Type or take notes
                                                 terminal
                     Conscientious               Write an effective           Be responsible for
                                                 business letter              details
                     Efficient
                                                                       C Total =
C - CONVENTIONAL
        Pathways related to this type:
             Business, Finance and Information Technology
             Human Services
             Arts and Communications



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                    Holland Types and Pathways Matches

STEP TWO: Using your totals, identify the three letters that have the highest scores.
Record the letter and number of checks in the box below:

My Interests Codes Are:

1.                                 2.                                 3.


#                                  #                                  #


STEP THREE:            Now we will match your Holland Interest Type with Career Pathways. In
the table below, circle your three interest code letters wherever they appear.

Interest Codes:                                      Pathway:
A C S E                                              Arts and Communications (AC)
R I S C                                              Business, Finance and Information
                                                     Technology (BFIT)
R I                                                  Engineering and Industrial Technology (EIT)
S A E C                                              Human Services (HS)
R I S                                                Science and Health (SH)


STEP FOUR:       Count the number of circles in each Pathway to determine your Primary and
Secondary Pathways.


Primary Pathway ____________ (most number of circles)

Secondary Pathway __________ (second most number of circles)

In case of a tie, go back and review the assessment for more indicating factors or contact your
counselor for assistance.

Note: This tool, as well as a series of other types, will be used to assist students and parents in the
selection process. As always, this is an ongoing process.




Science HUMAN                              ENGINEERING  Business,     ARTS
                                                &       Finance &
 AND SERVICES                               Industrial Information
                                                                       AND
                                                                   Communications
Health                                     Technology Technology




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  THE 5 PATHWAY OPTIONS
                    Designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation,
     ARTS           application and production of visual, verbal and written work.
                    FOCUS AREAS:
    And                          Performing Arts (PA)
Communications                   Visual Arts (VA)
                                 Publishing Arts (PU)
                    Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of
                    business, finance and information services.
Business, Finance   FOCUS AREAS:
& Information                    Marketing, Sales and Service (MS)
Technology                       Finance (F)
                                 Information Technology (IT)
                                 Business Management (MT)
                    Designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and
                    application to areas related to technologies necessary to design,
ENGINEERING         develop, install or maintain physical systems.
& Industrial        FOCUS AREAS:
                                 Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET)
Technology                       Construction and Architecture (CT)
                                 Manufacturing (M)
                                 Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL)
                    Designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experience
                    for employment in careers related to familiar and human needs.
  HUMAN             FOCUS AREAS:
                                 Counseling and Personal Care (CPC)
 SERVICES                        Education (E)
                                 Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG)
                                 Hospitality and Tourism (HT)
                    Designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and
                    behavioral sciences. In addition, the planning, managing and
   Science          providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health
    AND             information and biochemistry research development.
                    FOCUS AREAS:
   Health                        Health Science (HS)
                                 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFN)
                                 Science, Technology and Math (STM)

       Hatboro-Horsham School District—Pathways to Success

  Caring       Respect         Trust         Fairness           Citizenship


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                     HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL CORE CURRICULUM
                  This four-year plan of study should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements.
                        Courses below are graduation requirements (•) and/or recommended Pathway electives(*).
               9th                               10th                            11th                                12th
English I            Honors         •English        Honors -        •English         Honors        •English IV          AP
(Choose 2)           CP                             (American                        CP            Senior English       Honors
                                    II                              III
•English &           Academic                       Experience)                      Academic      (Choose 1)           CP
                                    (Choose 1)                      (Choose 1)
•Comm.                                              CP                               Career Prep                        Academic
Strategies                                          Academic                                                            Career Prep


Math                 Accelerated    •Math           Accelerated     •Math            Accelerated   Math or              Accelerated
(Choose 2)           Honors         (Choose 1)      Honors          (Choose 1)       -AP options                        -AP options
                                                                                                   *Pathway
• Freshman           CP                             CP                               Honors                             Honors
math-see math        Academic                       Academic                         CP            Elective             -AP options
section in this                                                                      Career Prep                        CP
guide to help                                                                                                           Career Prep
with selection
•Prob/Stat
Science              Honors         •Science        Honors          •Science         Honors        Science or
(Choose 2)           CP             (Choose 1)      CP              (Choose 1)       -AP options
                                                                                                   *Pathway Elective
•Physical            Academic                       Academic                         CP
                                                                                                       -AP options
Science (1) &                                                                        Academic
•Environment-
al Science (.5)
•Social              Honors         •Social         Honors-         •Social Studies                •Social Studies
                     CP                             (American          -AP options
Studies                             Studies                                                        Elective
                     Academic                       Experience)
(Choose 1)                          (Choose 1)                                                     (Choose 1)
                                                    CP
                                                                                                     -AP options
                                                    Academic


•Phys. Ed.                          •Phys. Ed. & Health             •Phys.         •Career         •Phys. Ed.
& Health                                                            Ed. &          Pathways        & Health
                                                                    Health
Freshmen may select any             Sophomores may select           Juniors may select up to       Seniors may select up to 5.5
combination of the                  up to 3 credits of              3 credits of elective          credits of elective courses.
following course elective           elective courses.               courses.
areas not to exceed 1
credit.
*World Language                                   *World Language
                                    *World Language                         *World Language
Electives                                         *Pathway Elective         *Pathway Elective
                                                     -AP options                -AP options
•Creative Arts Elective (.5 credit) & •Technology Elective (1 credit or 2 half credit courses)
                     A Word about Electives & High School Graduation Requirements
                                   Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met.
Graduation Credit Requirements      Class of 2008                   Class of 2009                  Class of 2010 & 2011
English                                        4                              4-5                                      5-7
Math                                           4                              4-5                                      4-6
Science                                       3.5                             3.5                                     3.5-4
Social Studies                                 4                               4                                         4
Phys. Ed & Health                             2.5                             2.5                                      2.5
Technology Elective                   Computer Applications           Computer Applications                  1 credit (your choice)
Creative Arts                                  .5                              .5                                       .5
Career Pathways                                .5                              .5                                       .5
Electives                                      5                              5-7                                      3-7




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                            Pathways to Success Planning Guide
Name:                                                        Post-Secondary Goal:
                                                                    Entry Level (OJT)
                                                                    Skilled/Technical (2 yr)
                                                                    Professional (4 yr)
Pathway:        Arts and Communications
                Business, Finance and Information Technology
                Engineering and Industrial Technology
                Human Services
                Science and Health
     Core Courses                  Grade 9                  Grade 10                 Grade 11           Grade 12

           English



            Math



           Science



     Social Studies



        PE/Health



        Technology



      Creative Arts



    World Language



   Pathway Electives         Pathway Electives        Pathway Electives         Pathway Electives   Pathway Electives



Arts &
Communications



Business,
Finance &
Information Technology



Engineering &
Industrial Technology



Human Services



Science and Health




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                       Pathways to Success
                           Course Selection Procedure
   1. Remember: You will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College
      Prep, Academic or Career Prep levels.

   2. See your teacher for placement recommendation in the core course subject
      areas. Core subject areas: English, Math, Social Studies, Science.

   3. Refer to page 16 in this guide to see the required courses for your graduation
      year.

   4. Keep in mind: Electives are an important part of your high school experience.
      Colleges and employers want to see high school students engaged in their
      school. They evaluate your career maturity by considering your participation in
      school and community activities as well as the choices you make in your elective
      class work.

   5. To learn more about our courses, go to the high school web page (see path to
      course description catalog below).

   6. Use the Pathway suggestions as you consider your elective opportunities.

   7. Consult your Guidance Counselor with course selection questions.

             A-Ci, Mrs. Zahn
             Cj-D, Mrs. Drexler
             E-Hl, Mr. Noonan
             Hm-L, Mrs. Carner
             M-Pa, Ms. Lombardi
             Pb-Sn, Mr. Miller
             So-Z, Mrs. Varano


                      Path to Course Description Catalog
   1. Go to www.hatboro-horsham.org
   2. Put your mouse over the “Schools” tab ―just under the red HHSD banner‖
   3. Select “Secondary”
   4. On the Secondary Schools page, select “Hatboro-Horsham High”
   5. On the high school home page you will see “Site Shortcuts” on the right hand
      side of the page.
   6. Choose “Course Selection Guide” on the Site Shortcuts menu.


                         Course Registration Procedure
Students will register for courses online in February 2007. Listen for announcements
and further information for finalizing course registration.




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              Arts and Communications (AC) Pathway
    This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, application and
                         production of visual, verbal and written work.

                                 PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS
          Performing Arts (PA)            Visual Arts (VA)             Publishing Arts (PU)

 Are you interested in…                       Can you…                          Do you enjoy…
  News Reporting and Writing                       Sing                               Writing
  Interviewing and Reviewing               Play an Instrument                     Making Videos
    Multi-Media Productions                    Be Creative                   Working with Film props
             Acting                                Act                         Seeking Creative Ideas
     Radio, TB, Film, Video                 Articulate Clearly              Working with Sound Effects
  Performing in a band, chorus        Write and Conduct Interviews          Performing in Front of a Live
       Attending Concerts                    Meet Deadlines                          Audience
Designing logos or objects such as                 Sell                     Working with your hands to
           cars or toys                Express yourself artistically                   create
                                                                               Work with Computers

    If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample
                occupations listed below based on their level of post-secondary training.


                                       SAMPLE CAREERS
         Entry (OJT)                 Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)           Professional (4 or + yrs)
           Model (PA)                          Actor (PA)                    Art or Music Teacher (PA)
      Radio Operator (PA)                Graphic Designer (VA)                Cinematographer (PA)
        Stage Hand (PA)                   Choreographer (PA)                      Composer (PA)
      Stunt Performer (PA)                    Dancer (PA)                         Film Editor (PA)
        Film Loader (VA)                    Disc Jockey (PA)                  Music or Art Critic (PA)
      Floral Designer (VA)                   Musician (PA)                      Music Director (PA)
           Florist (VA)                    Talent Agent (PA)                  News Broadcaster (PA)
               (VA)                         Animator (VA)                     Graphic Designer(VA)
     Sound Technician (VA)                   Jeweler (VA)                           Culinary(PA)
    Desktop Publisher (PU)                Make-up Artist (VA)                      Architect(VA)
         Circulation (PU)               Recording Engineer (VA)                     Curator (VA)
        Copy Person (PU)                  Video Manager (VA)                 Advertising Creator (VA)
    Newsroom Worker (PU)                          (VA)                           Art Director (VA)
        Announcers (PA)                   Web Designer (PU)                  Industrial Designer (VA)
           Dancer (PA)                  *Desktop Publisher (PU)                  Copy Writer (PU)
       Photographer (VA)                        Culinary                     Telecommunications (PU)
   TV, Video & Motion Picture                                                     Illustrator (VA)
          Operator (VA)                                                              Writer (PU)
                                                                              Interior Designer (VA)
                                                                             Producer & Director (PA)
                                                                                     Editor (PA)
                                                                              Fashion Designer (VA)
                                                                              Multi-Media Artist (PA)
*High Priority Occupations – job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and
are most likely to provide family sustaining wages




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                                                            Arts and Communications Pathway Electives
                Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements.
                                                                      Find this color coded page online …
                     …to make it easier for you to find the electives that you are looking for in the course description section of the Web-based Course Selection Guide!
                                             (www.hatboro-horsham.org>Schools>Secondary>HHHigh>Site Shortcuts>Course Selection Guide)
  English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology
                                                                (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue)
                  9th                                               10th                                                11th                                                  12th
Intro to Computer Graphics (VA &              Art Major I (VA)                                     Art Major I (VA)                                    Senior Internship
PU)                                           Drawing (VA)                                         Art Major II (VA)                                   AP Art History (VA & PU)
Drawing (VA)                                  Intro to Computer Graphics (VA & PU)                 Intro to Computer Graphics (VA & PU)                Art History Appreciation (VA & PU)
Ceramics (VA)                                 Adv. Computer Graphics (VA & PU)                     Adv. Computer Graphics (VA & PU)                    Art Major I & II (VA)
                                                                                                   Drawing (VA)                                        AP Studio Art (VA)
                                              Interior Design (VA)
                                                                                                   Interior Design (VA)                                (Drawing or Design Port.)
                                              Adv. Interior Design (VA)
                                                                                                   Adv. Interior Design (VA)                           Intro to Computer Graphics (VA & PU)
                                              Intro. To Painting (VA)
                                                                                                   Intro. To Painting (VA)                             Adv. Computer Graphics (VA & PU)
                                              Fine Arts Crafts (VA)                                2-D Design (VA)                                     Drawing (VA)
                                              Ceramics (VA)                                        Fine Arts Crafts (VA)                               Interior Design (VA)
                                                                                                   Ceramics (VA)                                       Adv. Interior Design (VA)
9th Grade Digital Photography (VA )           Digital Photography (VA)                             Digital Photography (VA)                            Intro. To Painting (VA)
Communications Technology I (PU)              Communications Technology I ( PU)                    Adv. Digital Photography (VA)                       2-D Design (VA)
Technical Drawing (VA & PU)                   Communications Technology 2 (PA)                     Adv. Ceramics (VA)                                  Fine Arts Crafts (VA)
                                              Technical Drawing (VA & PU)                          Sculpting (VA)                                      Ceramics (VA)
                                              Architectural Drawing (VA & PU)                      Printmaking (VA & PA)                               Sculpting (VA)
                                                                                                   Communications Technology I (PU)                    Printmaking (VA & PA)
                                                                                                   Communications Technology 2 (PU)                    Digital Photography (VA)
*Using Handheld Computers                     *Using Handheld Computers
                                                                                                   Technical Drawing (VA & PU)                         Adv. Digital Photography (VA)
*Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)                 *Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)
                                                                                                   Architectural Drawing (VA & PU)                     Adv. Ceramics (VA)
*Web Design (VA & PU)                         *Web Design (VA & PU)
                                                                                                   Using Handheld Computers                            Communications Technology I (PU)
                                              *Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA &                                                                       Communications Technology 2 (PU)
                                                                                                   Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)
                                              PU)                                                  Web Design (VA & PU)                                Technical Drawing (VA & PU)
                                              *Advanced Web Design (VA & PU)                       Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)               Architectural Drawing (VA & PU)
*21st Century Computer Skills (AC)            *21st Century Computer Skills                        Advanced Web Design (VA & PU)                       Using Handheld Computers
*Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills            *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills                   Choir (PA)                                          Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)
(AC)                                          Choir (PA)                                           Band (PA)                                           Web Design (VA & PU)
Choir (PA)                                    Band (PA)                                            Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA)                               Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU)
Band (PA)                                     Guitar 1 & 2 (PA)                                    Piano Lab (PA)                                      Advanced Web Design (VA & PU)
Guitar 1 (PA)                                 Piano Lab (PA)                                       Vocal Major (PA)                                    Choir (PA)
                                                                                                   Music Major (PA)                                    Band (PA)
Piano Lab (PA)                                Vocal Major (PA)
                                                                                                   Solo and Improvisation (PA)                         Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA)
                                              Madrigals (PA)
                                                                                                   Madrigals (PA)                                      Piano Lab (PA)
                                              Women’s Ensemble (PA)
                                                                                                   Women’s Ensemble (PA)                               Vocal Major (PA)
                                              Musical Theater Workshop (PA)                                                                            Music Major (PA)
                                                                                                   Musical Theater Workshop (PA)
                                                                                                   Piano Lab                                           Solo and Improvisation (PA)
                                                                                                   Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU))            Madrigals (PA)
                                                                                                   Shakespeare: Tragedies                              Women’s Ensemble (PA)
                                                                                                   (PA & PU))                                          Musical Theater Workshop (PA)
                                              Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA &                  Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays             Piano Lab
                                              PU))                                                 (PA & PU)                                           Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU))
                                              Shakespeare: Tragedies                               Poetry Workshop                                     Shakespeare: Tragedies (PA & PU))
                                              (PA & PU))                                           (PA & PU)                                           Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays (PA
                                                                                                   Journalism (PU)                                     & PU)
Theatre Arts and Drama I                      Shakespeare: Comedies and History
                                                                                                   Broadcast Journalism                                Poetry Workshop
(PA & PU))                                    Plays (PA & PU)
                                                                                                   (PA & PU)                                           (PA & PU)
                                              Poetry Workshop
                                                                                                   Creative Writing (PU)                               Journalism (PU)
                                              (PA & PU)                                                                                                Broadcast Journalism
                                                                                                   Poetry Workshop (PU)
                                              Journalism (PU)                                      Memoir Writing and                                  (PA & PU)
                                              Broadcast Journalism                                 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (PU)                  Creative Writing (PU)
                                              (PA & PU)                                            Student Publication Production I (PU)               Poetry Workshop (PU)
Journalism (PU)                               Creative Writing (PU)                                Exploring Cinema                                    Memoir Writing and
Creative Writing (PU)                         Poetry Workshop (PU)                                 (PA & PU)                                           Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (PU)
Poetry Workshop (PU)                          Memoir Writing and                                   Psychology                                          Student Publication Production I (PU)
Memoir Writing and                            Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (PU)                   World Geography & Current World Issues              Exploring Cinema
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop                 Student Publication Production I (PU)                American Politics                                   (PA & PU)
(PU)                                                                                               Science of Human Behavior                           Psychology
                                                                                                   Sociology                                           World Geography & Current World Issues
                                                                                                   Criminology                                         American Politics
                                                                                                   Trigonometry                                        Science of Human Behavior
                                                                                                   Statistics                                          Sociology
                                              Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA &              AP Statistics                                       Criminology
9th Grade Family & Consumer Science                                                                                                                    Trigonometry
                                              PU)                                                  Entrepreneurship (AC)
(PA)                                                                                                                                                   Statistics
                                              Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion             Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA &
Computerized, Sewing, Textiles &                                                                                                                       AP Statistics
                                              & Ind. Study (VA)                                    PU)
Fashion (VA)                                                                                                                                           Entrepreneurship (AC)
                                              Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA)                 Computerized, Sewing, Textiles &
Art of Quiltmaking (VA)                                                                                                                                Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & PU)
                                              Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness               Fashion & Ind. Study (VA)
World Language I                                                                                                                                       Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion &
                                              World Language I, II, III                            Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA)
Spanish, French, German                                                                                                                                Ind. Study (VA)
                                              Spanish, French, German                              Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
                                                                                                                                                       Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA)
                                                                                                   World Language I , II, III, IV
                                                                                                                                                       Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
                                                                                                   Spanish, French, German
                                                                                                                                                       World Language I, II, III, IV, AP
                                                                                                                                                       Spanish, French, German
                                                *Course qualifies as a technology elective (Class of 2010 & 2011).


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       Business, Finance AND Information Technology
                      (BFIT) Pathway
        This Pathway is designed to prepare students in the world of business, finance and
                                      information services.


                                  PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS
    Marketing and Sales (MS)    Finance (F)   Information Technology (IT)
                          Business Management (BM)

 Are you interested in…                         Can you…                           Do you enjoy…
   A business environment              Working easily with others                 Meeting with groups
     Office management                Organize your time efficiently                Making budgets
            Sales                         Work with statistics                    Organizing a project
  Computers and technology              Use computers and other                    Planning an event
   Presentations to groups                     technology                      Working with technology
    Telecommunications                   Pay attention to details            Selling products and services
         Advertising                         Solve problems                    Processing numbers and
     Different work sites                 Work independently                            figures
          Insurance                          Show initiative                  Preparing financial reports
       Record keeping                       Work on a team                        Following directions
                                                                                Learning new software
                                                                                       programs

     If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample
                 occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training.


                                          SAMPLE CAREERS
         Entry (OJT)                   Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)            Professional (4 or + yrs)
           Customer Service                 Computer Salesperson (MS)           Marketing Manager (MS)
         Representative (MS)                      Retail Buyer (MS)          Certified Public Accountant (F)
  Reservation/Travel Agent (MS)              Bank Collection Officer (F)               Economist (F)
         *Telemarketer (MS)                        Tax Preparer (F)               *Financial Manager (F)
           Book Keeper (F)                       *Claims Adjuster (F)        *Securities Sales Representative
              Cashier (F)                      Software Engineer (IT)                         (F)
           Payroll Clerk (F)                 Computer Programmer (IT)           E-Commerce Analyst (IT)
           Title Searcher (F)             Production Support Analyst (IT)   *Systems Software Engineer (IT)
      Computer Operator (IT)                Desktop Publisher (IT & MS)            *Systems Analyst (IT)
  Accts. Payable Office Mgr (BM)               Medical Secretary (BM)         Hospital Administrator (BM)
       Admin. Assistant (BM)                Real Estate Agent (BM & MS)     Human Resources Manager (BM)
            Bank Teller (F)                Restaurant Manager (BM & MS)       Chief Executive Officer (BM)
            File Clerk (BM)               *Sales Representative (BM & MS)           Manufacturing Sales
       Retail Sales Clerk (BM)           *Computer Support Specialist (IT)     Representative (BM & MS)
        School Secretary (BM)                                                 *Management Analysts (BM)
   *Advertising Sales Agent (MS)
*High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most
likely to provide family sustaining wages




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                                        Business, Finance and Information Technology Pathway Electives
                   Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements.
                                                                         Find this color coded page online …
                        …to make it easier for you to find the electives that you are looking for in the course description section of the Web-based Course Selection Guide!
                                                 (www.hatboro-horsham.org>Schools>Secondary>HHHigh>Site Shortcuts>Course Selection Guide)
 English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green);
                                                                        Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue)
                 9th                                         10th                                                  11th                                                          12th
Introduction to Business (BT,               Introduction to Business (BT,                Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F)                          Senior Internship
MS, F)                                      MS, F)                                                                                                     Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F)



*Introduction to Computer                   *Introduction to Computer                    Introduction to Computer                                      Introduction to Computer
Science (IT)                                Science (IT)                                 Science (IT)                                                  Science (IT)
                                            *Java (IT)                                   Java (IT)                                                     Java (IT)




*21st Century Computer Skills               *21st Century Computer Skills                AP Computer Science (IT)                                      AP Computer Science (IT)
(BFIT)                                      (BFIT)
                                            *Advanced 21st Century
                                            Computer Skills (BFIT)                       Desktop Publishing (BFIT)                                     Desktop Publishing (BFIT)
                                            *Desktop Publishing (BFIT)                   Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT )                           Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT )
                                            *Advanced Desktop Publishing                 Web Design (BFIT)                                             Web Design (BFIT)
                                            (BFIT )                                      Advanced Web Design (BFIT)                                    Advanced Web Design (BFIT)
                                            *Web Design (BFIT)                           Digitools (BFIT)                                              Digitools (BFIT)
                                            *Advanced Web Design (BFIT)                  Handhelds (BFIT)                                              Handhelds (BFIT)
                                            *Digitools (BFIT)
*Using Handheld Computers                   *Using Handheld Computers
(BFIT)                                      (BFIT)

                                            Communications Technology I                  Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT)                      Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT)
                                            (MT, MS, IT)                                 Communications Technology II (MT, MS,                         Communications Technology II (MT, MS, IT)
                                                                                         IT)
                                            College Accounting (MT, F)                   College Accounting (MT, F) Automated                          College Accounting (MT, F)
                                            Accounting I (MT, F)                         Accounting II (MT, F)                                         Automated Accounting II (MT, F)
                                            Introduction to Accounting                   Accounting I (MT, F)                                          Accounting I (MT, F)
                                            (MT, F)                                      Introduction to Accounting (MT, F)                            Introduction to Accounting (MT, F)
                                            Keys to Financial Success (F)                Business Law (MT)                                             Business Law (MT)
                                            Marketing, Sports &                          Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F)                                  Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F)
                                            Entertainment Marketing (MS)                 Keys to Financial Success (F)                                 Keys to Financial Success (F)
                                            Retail Management (MN & MS)                  Marketing, Sports & Entertainment                             Marketing, Sports & Entertainment
                                                                                         Marketing (MS)                                                Marketing (MS)
                                                                                         Retail Management (MT & MS)                                   Retail Management (MT & MS)
                                                                                         Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS)                          Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS)
                                                                                                                                                       Real Estate (MT, MS, F)
                                                                                         Trigonometry                                                  Trigonometry
                                                                                         Pre-Calculus                                                  Pre-Calculus
                                                                                         Honor Calculus                                                Honor Calculus
                                                                                         AP Calculus                                                   AP Calculus
                                                                                         Statistics                                                    Statistics
                                                                                         AP Statistics                                                 AP Statistics

                                                                                         Journalism (MS)                                               Journalism (MS)
                                            Journalism (MS)
                                                                                         Broadcast Journalism (MS)                                     Broadcast Journalism (MS)
                                            Broadcast Journalism (MS)
                                                                                         Creative Writing (MT, MS)                                     Creative Writing (MT, MS)
                                            Creative Writing (MT, MS)
                                                                                         Student Publication Production (MN & MS)                      AP English
                                            Student Publication Production
                                                                                                                                                       Student Publication Production (MN & MS)
                                            (MN & MS)
                                                                                         Psychology – Sociology                                        Psychology – Sociology
                                                                                         Psychology                                                    Psychology
                                                                                         The Science of Human Behavior                                 The Science of Human Behavior
                                                                                         Economics                                                     Economics
                                                                                         AP Economics                                                  AP Economics
                                                                                         Current World Issues & World Geography                        Current World Issues & World Geography

                                                                                         Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness                        Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
                                            Lifetime Physical Fitness and
                                            Wellness

                                                                                         World Language I, II, III, IV                                 World Language I, II, III, IV, AP
World Language I                            World Language I, II, III
                                                                                         Spanish, French, German                                       Spanish, French, German
Spanish, French, German                     Spanish, French, German
                                                           *Course qualifies as a technology elective (Class of 2010 & 2011).


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                     Engineering and Industrial Technology
                                 (EIT) Pathway
  This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to careers related to technologies
                         necessary to design, develop, install and maintain physical systems.


                                                   PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS
 Construction and Architecture (C) Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) Manufacturing (M)
                          Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL)

      Are you interested in…                                      Can you…                                        Do you enjoy…
     Building and Construction                     Apply science and math to real world                               Travel
   Tools, Equipment and Materials                     Read and understand directions                        Working with your hands
            Woodworking                             Solve problems of a complex nature                   Designing/working with projects,
      Math and Science classes                     Understand directives and read maps                        models and prototypes
          Fitness and Sports                           Organize reports and people                           Working in a lab setting
           Precision Work                            See a task through to completion                          Working on a team
      Design and Architecture                                 Use Computer                                  Building with your hands
             Engineering                                                                                  Operating tools and equipment
       Computer Technology                                                                                 Pay close attention to detail
      Production Management
      Curious how things work

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their
                                                    lever of post-secondary training.


                                                           SAMPLE CAREERS
               Entry (OJT)                              Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)                         Professional (4 or + yrs)
             Carpet Installer (c)                         Grader & Dozer Operator (c)                              Navigator (TDL)
            Drywall Worker (c)                                Electric Technician (M)                           Aeronautical Engineer
                 *Roofer (c)                            Metal Engineering Technician (M)                              (ET & TDL)
           Machine Operator (M)                               Auto Mechanic (TDL)                                 Aerospace Engineer
          Baggage Handler (TDL)                            Air Traffic Controller (TDL)                               (ET & TDL)
            Dockworker (TDL)                                 Auto Body Repair (TDL)                            Airline Pilot (ET & TDL)
          Freight Handler (TDL)                                  Bus Driver (TDL)                                  Architect (ET & C)
           Laborer (C, M, TDL)                                Diesel Mechanic (TDL)                           Civil Engineering (ET & C)
      Warehouse Worker (C, M, TDL)                                Dispatch (TDL)                               Chemical Engineer (ET)
     *Industrial Machine Mechanic (M)                      Motorcycle Mechanic (TDL)                     Computer Network Engineering (ET)
           Apprenticeships                                      Taxi Driver (TDL)                            Industrial Engineer (ET & M)
                                                         Truck Terminal Manager (TDL)                      Mechanical Engineering (ET & M)
              Brick Mason (c)                           Civil Engineering Technician (ET)                            Astronaut (ET)
               Carpenter (c)                                 Robotics Technician (ET)                           *Nuclear Engineer (ET)
               Electrician (c)                          *CAD/CAM Technician (M & ET)                           Petroleum Engineer (ET)
                 *HVAC (c)                                 Laser Technicians (M & ET)                             NASA Scientist (ET)
                Plumber (c)                             Production & Operating Workers                         Transportation Engineer
               Machinist (M)                                      Supervisor (M)                                      (ET & TDL)
           Diesel Mechanic (TDL)                                    Welder (M)                            Industrial Production Manager (M)
           Surveyor (TDL & ET)                                    Draftsman (C)                                  Purchasing Agent (M)
                                                            Digital Designer (C & ET)                             Technical Writer (E)
                                                                                                              *Construction Manager (c)
                                                                                                                  *Cost Estimators (c)




*High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family staining
wages




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                                      Engineering and Industrial Technology Pathway Electives
    Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective
                                                                             requirements.
                                                        Find this color coded page online…
        …to make it easier for you to find the electives that you are looking for in the course description section of the Web-based Course Selection Guide!
                                  (www.hatboro-horsham.org>Schools>Secondary>HHHigh>Site Shortcuts>Course Selection Guide)
(yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial
                                              Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue)
                9th                                          10th                                         11th                                         12th
*Introduction to Computer                  *Introduction to Computer                    Introduction to Computer                     Senior Internship
Science (C, M, ET)                         Science (C, M, ET)                           Science (C, M, ET)                           Introduction to Computer
                                           *Java (ET)                                   Java (ET)                                    Science (C, M, ET)
                                                                                                                                     Java (ET)
                                                                                        AP Computer Science (IT)                     AP Computer Science (IT)
                                                                                        21st Century Computer Skills                 21st Century Computer Skills
                                                                                        (BFIT)                                       (BFIT)
*21st Century Computer Skills (C,          *21st Century Computer Skills (C,            Advanced 21st Century Computer               Advanced 21st Century Computer
M, ET)                                     M, ET)                                       Skills (C, M, ET, TDL)                       Skills (C, M, ET, TDL)
*Adv. 21st Century Computer                *Advanced 21st Century                       *Using Handheld Computers                    *Using Handheld Computers
Skills (C, M, ET)                          Computer Skills (C, M, ET, TDL)              Intro to Computer Graphics (C, M,            Intro to Computer Graphics (C, M,
*Using Handheld Computers                  *Using Handheld Computers                    ET)                                          ET)
                                           Intro to Computer Graphics (C, M,            Adv. Computer Graphics (C, M,                Adv. Computer Graphics (C, M,
Intro to Computer Graphics                 ET)                                          ET)                                          ET)
                                           Adv. Computer Graphics (C, M,                Communications Technology I (C,              Communications Technology I (C,
                                           ET)                                          M, ET, TDL)                                  M, ET, TDL)
                                           Communications Technology I (C,              Communications Technology II                 Communications Technology II
                                           M, ET, TDL)                                  (C, M, ET, TDL)                              (C, M, ET, TDL)
                                           Communications Technology II                                                              *Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL)
                                           (C, M, ET, TDL)                              Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL)                   *Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET,
*Web Design                                *Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL)                  Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL)              TDL)
                                           *Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET,                                                               Using Handheld Computers
                                           TDL)                                         Using Handheld Computers                     Lifetime Physical Fitness and
                                           *21st Century Computer Skills (C,            Lifetime Physical Fitness and                Wellness
                                           M, ET)                                       Wellness                                     Technical Drawing (C, M, ET)
                                           *Adv. 21st Century Computer                  Technical Drawing (C, M, ET)                 Architectural Drawing (C, M, ET)
                                           Skills (C, M, ET)                            Architectural Drawing (C, M, ET)             Manufacturing Technology (C,
                                                                                        Manufacturing Technology (C,                 ET, M)
                                           *Using Handheld Computers                    ET, M)                                       CAD Engineering (C, M, ET)
                                           Lifetime Physical Fitness and                CAD Engineering (C, M, ET)                   Art Major I, II (C, ET)
                                           Wellness                                     Art Major I, II (C, ET)                      Interior Design & Adv. Int. Design
                                           Technical Drawing (C, M, ET)                 Interior Design & Adv. Int. Design           (C, ET)
                                           Architectural Drawing (C, M, ET)             (C, ET)                                      Independent Study in Drafting
                                           Manufacturing Technology (C,                 Retail Management (TDL)                      (C, M, ET)
Technical Drawing (C, M, ET)               ET, M)                                       Entrepreneurship                             Retail Management (TDL)
Communications Technology I (C             CAD Engineering (C, M, ET)                   Physics                                      Entrepreneurship
& ET)                                      Interior Design (C, ET)                      Applied Physics & Technology                 AP English
Intro. to Industrial Technology (C         Art Major I (C, ET)                          Chemistry or AP Chemistry                    Physics
& ET)                                      Retail Management (TDL)                      Trigonometry                                 Applied Physics & Technology
                                                                                        Pre-Calculus                                 Chemistry or AP Chemistry
                                                                                        Calculus or AP Calculus                      Trigonometry
                                           Entrepreneurship                             Statistics                                   Pre-Calculus
                                                                                        AP Statistics                                Calculus or AP Calculus
                                                                                        Economics and Criminology                    Statistics
                                                                                        Economics or AP Economics                    AP Statistics
                                                                                        Trigonometry                                 Economics and Criminology
                                                                                        Pre-Calculus                                 Economics or AP Economics
                                                                                        Honors Calculus                              Trigonometry
                                                                                        AP Calculus                                  Pre-Calculus
                                                                                        Economics                                    Honor Calculus
                                                                                        AP Economics                                 AP Calculus
                                                                                                                                     Economics
                                                                                                                                     AP Economics
Choir (EIT)                                Choir (EIT)                                  Choir (EIT)                                  Choir (EIT)
Band (EIT)                                 Band (EIT)                                   Band (EIT)                                   Band (EIT)
Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT)                         Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT)                           Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT)                           Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT)
Piano Lab (EIT)                            Piano Lab (EIT)                              Piano Lab (EIT)                              Piano Lab (EIT)
World Language I                           World Language I, II                         World Language I, II, III, IV                World Language I, II, III, IV, AP
Spanish, French, German                    Spanish, French, German                      Spanish, French, German                      Spanish, French, German
                                           *Course qualifies as a technology elective (Class of 2010 & 2011).




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                         Human Services (HS) Pathway
 This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experiences for employment
                         in careers related to family and human needs.


                                  PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS
                 Counseling, Personal Care (CPC) Education (E)
    Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG) Hospitality and Tourism (HT)

 Are you interested in…                         Can you…                            Do you enjoy…
   Working with People                         Organize Well                   Communication Services
 Owning Your Own Business                Plan and Direct Programs            Helping and Protecting Others
       Aging Adults                             Be Creative                      Working with People
    Child Development                       Communicate Well                   Counseling and Advising
  Family & Social Services                  Assume Leadership                            People
     Food Preparation                       Work with a Team                    Serving Others’ Needs
         Teaching                         Use Inter-personal Skills               Interviewing People
        Counseling                         Be Conscientious and               Selling Products or Services
                                                Dependable                        Handling Customer
                                               Plan Budgets                           Complaints
                                                                               Searching for Answers to
                                                                                    Human Problems

     If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample
                 occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training.


                                          SAMPLE CAREERS
         Entry (OJT)                   Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)            Professional (4 or + yrs)
 Cosmetics Representative (CPC)                   Barber (CPC)                   Funeral Director (CPC)
  Dry Cleaning Operator (CPC)                Cosmetologist (CPC)             Marriage & Family Therapist (CPC)
    Home Health Aide (CPC)                  Fashion Designer (CPC)                *College Professor (E)
      Library Assistant (E)                    Manicurist (CPC)                        *Principal (E)
  Armed Services Career (LPG)              Massage Therapist (CPC)                      *Teacher (E)
           Bailiff (LPG)                        Mortician (CPC)                    City Manager (LPG)
  Postal Services Worker (LPG)                Truck Driver (CPC)                   Criminologist (LPG)
      Security Guard (LPG)                     Teacher’s Aide (E)                    FBI Agent (LPG)
      Utility Worker (LPG)                Armed Services Career (LPG)                 Lawyer (LPG)
    Aerobics Instructor (HT)              Crime Lab Technician (LPG)               Parole Officer (LPG)
       Travel Agent (HT)                       Fire Fighter (LPG)           *Mental Health Counselor (CPC)
          Waitress (HT)                          Bartender (HT)                     Park Ranger (LPG)
     *Teacher’s Assistant (C)                    Chauffer (HT)                  Workforce Director (LPG)
            Baker (HT)                       Flight Attendant (HT)                 Athletic Agent (HT)
    *Home Care Aide (CPC)                       Meat Cutter (HT)                   Executive Chef (HT)
    Textile Alternation (CPC)               Personal Trainer (CPC)                 Family Planner (HT)
                                               Postmaster (LPG)               Food Services Manager (HT)
                                                   Chef (HT)                 Hotel/Motel Management (HT)
*High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most
likely to provide family sustaining wages




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                                                                     Human Services Pathway Electives
                Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements.
                                                                      Find this color coded page online …
                     …to make it easier for you to find the electives that you are looking for in the course description section of the Web-based Course Selection Guide!
                                             (www.hatboro-horsham.org>Schools>Secondary>HHHigh>Site Shortcuts>Course Selection Guide)
  English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology
                                                                (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue)
             9th                                        10th                                                  11th                                                     12th
Ninth Grade Family &                      Foods & Nutrition (HT)                              Food for Life (HT, CPC)                                 Senior Internship
Consumer Sciences Major                   Best of Baking (HT)                                 Foods & Nutrition (HT)                                  Food for Life (HT, CPC)
(CPC, LPG)                                Interior Design and Housing                         Best of Baking (HT)                                     Foods & Nutrition (HT)
Best of Baking (HT)                       (CPC, HT)                                           International and American                              Best of Baking (HT)
                                          Managing                                            Regional Foods (HT)                                     International and American
                                          Independence/Taking Charge of                       Interior Design and Housing                             Regional Foods (HT)
                                          Your Life (CPC, E, LPG)                             (CPC, HT)                                               Interior Design and Housing (CPC,
                                          Understanding                                       Adv. Int. Design (CPC, HT)                              HT)
                                          Children/Parenting (CPC, E)                         Psychology of Child Development                         Adv. Int. Design (CPC, HT)
                                          Child Development/Preschool                         (E, CPC)                                                Psychology of Child Development
                                          (E, CPC)                                            Managing Independence/Taking                            (E, CPC)
                                                                                              Charge of Your Life (CPC, E, LPG)                       Managing Independence/Taking
                                                                                              Understanding                                           Charge of Your Life (CPC, E, LPG)
*21st Century Computer                    *21st Century Computer Skills                       Children/Parenting (CPC, E)                             Understanding Children/Parenting
Skills (CPC, E, LPG, HT)                  (CPC, E, LPG, HT)                                   Child Development/Preschool (E,                         (CPC, E)
*Adv. 21st Century                        *Adv. 21st Century Computer                         CPC)                                                    Child Development/Preschool (E,
Computer Skills (CPC, E,                  Skills (CPC, E, LPG, HT)                            Child Development/Preschool Ind.                        CPC)
LPG, HT)                                                                                      Study (E, CPC)                                          Child Development/Preschool Ind.
*Using Handheld                                                                                                                                       Study (E, CPC)
Computers                                                                                                                                             Early childhood Practicum Ind.
                                                                                                                                                      Study (CPC)
                                                                                                                                                      AP English
                                          *Using Handheld Computers                           Using Handheld Computers                                Using Handheld Computers
                                          College Accounting (MT, F)                          College Accounting (MT, F)                              College Accounting (MT, F)
                                          Accounting I (MT, F)                                Automated Accounting II (MT, F)                         Automated Accounting II (MT, F)
                                          Introduction to Accounting                          Accounting I (MT, F)                                    Accounting I (MT, F)
                                          (MT, F)                                             Introduction to Accounting (MT,                         Introduction to Accounting (MT, F)
                                          Keys to Financial Success (F)                       F)                                                      Business Law (MT)
                                          Marketing, Sports &                                 Business Law (MT)                                       Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F)
                                          Entertainment Marketing (MS)                        Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F)                            Keys to Financial Success (F)
                                          Retail Management (MT & MS)                         Keys to Financial Success (F)                           Marketing, Sports & Entertainment
                                                                                              Marketing, Sports &                                     Marketing (MS)
                                                                                              Entertainment Marketing (MS)                            Retail Management (MT & MS)
                                                                                              Retail Management (MT & MS)                             Advanced Retail Management (MT
                                                                                              Advanced Retail Management                              & MS)
                                                                                              (MT & MS)                                               Real Estate (MT, MS, F)
                                                                                                                                                      Kinesiology
                                                                                AP Biology                                                            AP Biology
                                                                                Statistics                                                            Statistics
                                                                                AP Statistics                                                         AP Statistics
                                                                                Psychology                                                            Psychology
                                                                                Sociology                                                             Sociology
                                                                                Criminology                                                           Criminology
                                                                                Current World Issues & World                                          Current World Issues & World
                                                                                Geography                                                             Geography
                                                                                The Science of Human Behavior                                         The Science of Human Behavior
                                                                                American Politics                                                     American Politics
                                                                                Economics                                                             Economics
                                                                                AP Economics                                                          AP Economics
World Language I                          World Language I, II, III             World Language I, II, III, IV                                         World Language I, II, III, IV, AP
Spanish, French, German                   Spanish, French, German               Spanish, French, German                                               Spanish, French, German
                                                     *Course qualifies as a technology elective (Class of 2010 & 2011).




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                      Science and Health (SH) Pathway
   This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral
 sciences. In addition, it involves the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services,
      diagnostic services, health information and biochemistry research and development.

                                    PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS
        Health Science (HS) Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFN)
                        Science, Technology and Math (STM)

 Are you interested in…                          Can you…                           Do you enjoy…
 Health Care Environment                   Pay Attention to Detail           Diagnosing and caring for sick
   Science and Medicine                 Use a computer and technology                  animals
      Medical Research                    Work in a lab setting or            Work outdoors with wildlife
      Food Production                          medical facility                   Solving problems
Environment & Conservation              Apply a scientific theory to           Working on cutting edge
         Pharmacy                            real life problems                   scientific research
      Physical Therapy                    Work outdoors around                    Working on a team
       Sports/Fitness                       animals and plants                   Medical Lab Research
    Information Systems                Collect and analyze data from           Making a contribution to
        Conservation                            experiments                             society
         Radiology                      Work with people in need                Working with numbers
                                       Work with science and math            Developing conclusions from
                                                   theories                           a database
     If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample
                 occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training.


                                          SAMPLE CAREERS
         Entry (OJT)                   Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)            Professional (4 or + yrs)
       Hospital Worker (HS)              Certified Nursing Assistant (HS)            Athletic Trainer (HS)
    Patient Care Technician (HS)              *Dental Hygienist (HS)           Speech/Language Pathologist (HS)
      Dialysis Technician (HS)            Licensed Practical Nurse (HS)                   Dietician (HS)
        EEG Technician (HS)               *Medical Lab Technician (HS)             *Physician Assistant (HS)
      *Home Health Aide (HS)              *Radiological Technician (HS)             Medical Examiner (HS)
    Physical Therapy Aide (HS)              Respiratory Therapist (HS)                  *Pharmacist (HS)
      Animal Caretaker (AFN)            Dental Lab Technician (HS & STM)                 Physician (HS)
           Breeder (AFN)                   Fish & Game Worker (AFN)                 *Physical therapist (HS)
  Extension Service Worker (AFN)         Forest Conversationalist (AFN)              Registered Nurse (HS)
 Food Conservation Worker (AFN)               GPS Technician (AFN)                     Agronomist (AFN)
  Wildlife Reserve Worker (AFN)                   Surveyor (AFN)                *Environmental Scientist (STM)
 Hazardous Waste Technician (STM)         *Veterinary Technician (AFN)                  Geologist (AFN)
           Optician (STM)                     Nanotechnician (STM)                  Marine Biologist (AFN)
         Data Entry (STM)                     Sound Engineer (STM)               Soil Conversationalist (AFN)
  Surgical & Mapping Technicians               Personal Trainer (HS)                  *Veterinarian (AFN)
               (STM)                     *Emergency Medical Tech. (HS)                   Chemist (STM)
                                          *Biological Technicians (STM)                 Geneticist (STM)
                                               Chemical Technicians                    Statistician (STM)
                                                                                         Zoologist (STM)
                                                                                   *Nuclear Engineer (STM)
*High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most
likely to provide family sustaining wages




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                                                             Science and Health Pathway Electives
           Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements.
                                                                 Find this color coded page online …
                …to make it easier for you to find the electives that you are looking for in the course description section of the Web-based Course Selection Guide!
                                        (www.hatboro-horsham.org>Schools>Secondary>HHHigh>Site Shortcuts>Course Selection Guide)
   English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial
                                                     Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue)
           9th                                   10th                                            11th                                                      12th
Technical Drawing (E,                 Technical Drawing                            Technical Drawing                                       Senior Internship
LPG, HT)                              Drawing (E, LPG, HT)                         Drawing (E, LPG, HT)                                    Technical Drawing
                                                                                                                                           Drawing (E, LPG, HT)
*Desktop Publishing                   *Desktop Publishing (HS)                     Desktop Publishing (HS)                                 Desktop Publishing (HS)
(HS)                                  *21st Century Computer                       21st Century Computer Skills (HS)                       21st Century Computer Skills (HS)
*21st Century Computer                Skills (HS)                                  College Accounting (HT)                                 College Accounting (HT)
Skills (STM)                          College Accounting (HT)                      Accounting I (HT)                                       Accounting I (HT)
*Adv. 21st Century                    Accounting I (HT)                            Automated Accounting II (HT)                            Automated Accounting II (HT)
Computer Skills (STM)                 Intro to Accounting (HT)                     Intro to Accounting (HT)                                Intro to Accounting (HT)
*Using Handheld                       Sports Mkg. (HT)                             Sports Mkg. (HT)                                        Sports Mkg. (HT)
Computers                                                                          Business Law (HS)                                       Business Law (HS)
                                      Journalism (HT)                              Journalism (HT)                                         Journalism (HT)
                                      Broadcast Journalism (HT)                    Broadcast Journalism (HT)                               Broadcast Journalism (HT)
                                                                                                                                           AP English
                                      *Using Handheld                              Using Handheld Computers                                Using Handheld Computers
                                      Computers (STM)                              AP Physics                                              AP Physics
                                      *Adv. 21st Century                           AP Biology                                              AP Biology
                                      Computer Skills (STM)                        AP Chemistry                                            AP Chemistry
                                      *Using Handheld
                                      Computers                                    Kinesiology                                             Kinesiology
                                                                                   Applied Physics and Technology                          Applied Physics and Technology
                                                                                   Chemistry in the Community                              Chemistry in the Community
                                                                                   Trigonometry                                            Trigonometry
                                                                                   Pre-Calculus                                            Pre-Calculus
                                                                                   Honor Calculus                                          Honor Calculus
                                                                                   AP Calculus                                             AP Calculus
Best of Baking (HS,                   Best of Baking (HS, AFN)                     Statistics                                              Statistics
AFN)                                  Foods and Nutrition (HS,                     AP Statistics                                           AP Statistics
9th Grade Family &                    AFN)                                         Best of Baking (HS, AFN)                                Best of Baking (HS, AFN)
Consumer Science Major                                                             Foods and Nutrition (HS, AFN)                           Foods and Nutrition (HS, AFN)
(HS, AFN)                                                                          Foods for Life (HS, AFN)                                Foods for Life (HS, AFN)
                                                                                   International and American                              International and American
                                      Managing                                     Regional Foods (HS, AFN)                                Regional Foods (HS, AFN)
                                      Independence/Taking                          Managing Independence/Taking                            Managing Independence/Taking
                                      Charge of Your Life (HS)                     Charge of Your Life (HS)                                Charge of Your Life (HS)
                                      Understanding                                Understanding                                           Understanding Children/Parenting
                                      Children/Parenting (HS)                      Children/Parenting (HS)                                 (HS)
                                                                                   Psychology of child Development                         Psychology of child Development
                                      Wellness (HS, STM)                           (HS)                                                    (HS)
                                                                                   Entrepreneurship                                        Entrepreneurship
                                                                                   Wellness (HS, STM)                                      Wellness (HS, STM)
                                                                                   Sociology                                               Sociology
                                                                                   Psychology                                              Psychology
                                                                                   Criminology                                             Criminology
                                                                                   The Science of Human Behavior                           The Science of Human Behavior
                                                                                   Economics                                               Economics
                                                                                   AP Economics                                            AP Economics

World Language I                      World Language I, II, III                    World Language I, II, III, IV                           World Language I, II, III, IV, AP
Spanish, French,                      Spanish, French, German                      Spanish, French, German                                 Spanish, French, German
German
                                                   *Course qualifies as a technology elective (Class of 2010 & 2011).




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                SCHOOL-TO-CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Internships
Senior Internship             .5 or 1 credit
Internships help to define career goals. Fall or Spring semester, seniors have the opportunity to determine if an industry
and/or professional pathway is right for them by working in a field of interest. Student internships can be completed in
one of three ways: (1) Community Service—serving a non-profit organization or proposing and completing an original
self-directed project, (2) Occupational Field Exploration—serving a for-profit organization, (3) Cooperative Experience—
working for an employer.


Bridges (The Gifted Support Program)                         .5 credits
Juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in Bridges, a professional level internship program during the summer
months. Open to all students with a specific career goal.

Dual Enrollment Partnerships
Hatboro-Horsham High School has developed articulation agreements with several area post-secondary institutions
where students can gain college and high school credit for coursework completed during grades 11 or 12. Contact your
guidance counselor for details.

Virtual High School

Would you like the flexibility of taking high school classes online? Virtual High School offers many full semester courses
in Arts, Business, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Life Skills, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.
Ask your guidance counselor to about course offerings and see if VHS is right for you.

Vocational Education
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
The objective of Eastern Center for Arts and Technology is to provide areas of education for the students who would
benefit from a vocational or technical education. Juniors and Seniors interested in the programs at Eastern Center should
see their guidance counselor. Special forms are required to register for all courses taken at the Eastern Center.

                                       Eastern Center Program Opportunities:
                                  Penn State University Courses (at Eastern Center)
                                                 Accounting/Finance
                                         Computer and Information Science
                                                     Engineering
                                Morning and Afternoon Opportunities at Eastern Center
                                      Air Conditioning and Hating Technology
                                                     Allied Health
                                               Automotive Technology
                                             Collision Repair Technology
                                                   Commercial Arts
                                                Electrical Technology
                                         Electronics Engineering Technology
                                       Environmental Landscape Management
                                                  Protective Services
                                                Welding Technology

Driver Education
Develop positive and safe habits as a new driver by enrolling in the Driver Education program at HHHS. Not a
requirement but important for everyone!



     For additional information about unique learning opportunities at HH see the online course selection guide.




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              Post-Secondary Education

             Which Option Suits You?
           TYPE                             DESCRIPTION
                             Employer-designed training established for the
OJT (On-the-Job Training)    worker to gain the necessary work skills while
                             he is getting paid on the job. Usually these will
                             last weeks to months.
                             Short-term programs of 6 months to 1 year to
  Diploma or Certificate     gain specific skills to gain employment at the
        Program              entry level. These can be found at technical
                             schools, community colleges, junior colleges
                             and even some universities.
                             All branches of the military have skilled
    Military Training        training for 3 years or more. Students can use
                             their GI Bill to pay for college after their
                             discharge or serve for 20 years until retirement
                             with full benefits.
                             Industry-based program training workers on
 Apprenticeship Program      the job and in a classroom setting as well. Upon
                             completion the worker will gain journeyman
                             status in the specific industry (3-4 years in
                             length).
                             These are terminal 2-year degrees allowing the
Associates Degree Program    person to gain entry level employment in a
                             specific career. Many times these workers will
                             begin employment after 2 years of school and
                             then go on for future degrees at the employer’s
                             expense. Typical locations are community and
                             junior colleges. Most universities have some
                             associate degree programs.
                             These are four-year degrees with a
Bachelors Degree Program     combination of general education course work
                             and a specific major. They can be liberal arts
                             colleges, private colleges, public colleges or
                             universities.
                             These are the post-graduate fields such as law,
Graduate and Professional    medicine and Ph.D. or other professional
    Degree Program           fields, typically 1 to 5 years beyond the
                             bachelors degree.




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           CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA
                            December 2006                                                             Annual Annual
                                                                       Educational Attainment Level
             Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us                                               Average Openings
                          Occupational Title
Accountants & Auditors                                        Bachelor's degree                       $59,430   1,100
Administrative Services Managers                              Work experience plus degree             $67,560   468
Bill & Account Collectors                                     Short-term OJT                          $27,890   686
Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators                  Short-term OJT                          $27,570   406
Biochemists & Biophysicists                                   Doctoral degree                         $72,290    75
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary                    Doctoral degree                         $66,060    76
Biological Technicians                                        Associate's degree                      $34,040    91
Biomedical Engineers                                          Bachelor's degree                       $73,550    16
Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks                     Moderate-term OJT                       $29,280   1,430
Brickmasons & Blockmasons                                     Long-term training                      $40,580   164
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists             Postsecondary vocational training       $35,410   536
Butchers & Meat Cutters                                       Long-term training                      $26,770   136
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters                              Long-term training                      $29,460   159
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians                    Associate's degree                      $40,190    44
Carpenters                                                    Long-term training                      $36,350   1,156
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers                            Long-term training                      $39,070   123
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders                        Moderate-term OJT                       $37,060   144
Chemists                                                      Bachelor's degree                       $62,090   137
Child Care Workers                                            Short-term OJT                          $17,630   1,153
Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators                   Long-term training                      $45,130   268
Computer & Information Scientists, Research                   Doctoral degree                         $94,310    15
Computer Programmers                                          Bachelor's degree                       $61,290   513
Computer Software Engineers, Applications                     Bachelor's degree                       $77,030   568
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software                 Bachelor's degree                       $79,610   335
Computer Support Specialists                                  Associate's degree                      $40,550   586
Computer Systems Analysts                                     Bachelor's degree                       $66,360   611
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic   Long-term training                      $31,960   132
Construction Laborers                                         Moderate-term OJT                       $31,320   474
Construction Managers                                         Bachelor's degree                       $74,020   290
Consumer Information Specialists                              Bachelor's degree                       $54,150   113
Cost Estimators                                               Bachelor's degree                       $52,150   250
Customer Service Representatives                              Moderate-term OJT                       $28,030   2,396
Dental Assistants                                             Moderate-term OJT                       $26,530   459
Dental Hygienists                                             Associate's degree                      $50,760   274
Dental Laboratory Technicians                                 Long-term training                      $31,490    41
Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School       Work experience plus degree             $77,980   311
Educational, Vocational & School Counselors                   Master's degree                         $45,440   389
Electricians                                                  Long-term training                      $50,520   640
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics                    Postsecondary vocational training       $25,680   552
Environmental Engineers                                       Bachelor's degree                       $70,650    57
Environmental Scientists & Specialists                        Bachelor's degree                       $59,330    31
ESL Teachers                                                  Bachelor's degree                       $36,690    84
Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants             Moderate-term OJT                       $35,790   1,864
Financial Analysts                                            Bachelor's degree                       $62,230   190
Financial Managers                                            Work experience plus degree             $94,490   800
Food Batchmakers                                              Short-term OJT                          $27,190   146
General & Operations Managers                                 Work experience plus degree             $93,670   2,797
Graphic Designers                                             Bachelor's degree                       $37,800   202
Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers           Long-term training                      $39,830   293
Home Health Aides                                             Short-term OJT                          $19,060   1,359
Human Resources Managers                                      Work experience plus degree              N/A      N/A



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       CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA
                        December 2006                                                     Annual           Annual
                                                      Educational Attainment Level
         Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us                                       Average         Openings
                      Occupational Title


Industrial Engineering Technicians                    Associate's degree                            $45,580    62
Industrial Engineers                                  Bachelor's degree                             $68,920   206
Industrial Machinery Mechanics                        Long-term training                            $39,500   192
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators                  Short-term OJT                                $29,260   978
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers     Moderate-term OJT                             $32,730   517
Insurance Sales Agents                                Bachelor's degree                             $54,370   491
Job Printers                                          Long-term training                            $31,410    75
Kindergarten Teachers                                 Bachelor's degree                             $47,010    79
Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers           Short-term OJT                                $24,150   3,076
Lawyers                                               First Professional degree                     $99,050   630
Legal Secretaries                                     Postsecondary vocational training             $36,590   438
Librarians                                            Master's degree                               $47,330   274
Library Technicians                                   Short-term OJT                                $24,830   226
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses       Postsecondary vocational training             $37,990   1,462
Loan Officers                                         Bachelor's degree                             $52,460   132
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General                 Long-term training                            $32,240   1,491
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                        Long-term training                            $34,860    96
Management Analysts                                   Work experience plus degree                   $77,280   536
Mechanical Drafters                                   Postsecondary vocational training             $45,240   140
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians             Associate's degree                            $33,650   361
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists           Bachelor's degree                             $45,690   230
Medical & Health Services Managers                    Work experience plus degree                   $73,680   374
Medical & Public Health Social Workers                Bachelor's degree                             $40,060   178
Medical Appliance Technicians                         Long-term training                            $31,230    31
Medical Assistants                                    Moderate-term OJT                             $25,530   805
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians      Associate's degree                            $29,200   176
Medical Scientists                                    Doctoral degree                               $65,680   161
Medical Secretaries                                   Postsecondary vocational training             $26,260   446
Medical Transcriptionists                             Postsecondary vocational training             $27,780   246
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers        Master's degree                               $32,270   218
Mental Health Counselors                              Master's degree                               $32,450   357
Middle School Teachers                                Bachelor's degree                             $50,170   678
Molding & Casting Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic       Moderate-term OJT                             $28,080   186
Network & Computer Systems Administrators             Bachelor's degree                             $62,050   398
Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts        Bachelor's degree                             $65,490   329
Nuclear Engineers                                     Bachelor's degree                             $84,450    81
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants                 Short-term OJT                                $22,980   1,629
Occupational Therapists                               Bachelor's degree                             $59,260   130
Office Clerks                                         Short-term OJT                                $24,510   3,576
Operating Engineers                                   Moderate-term OJT                             $38,400   546
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators/Tenders         Short-term OJT                                $26,410   308
Painters, Construction & Maintenance                  Moderate-term OJT                             $35,620   288
Paralegals & Legal Assistants                         Associate's degree                            $40,500   275
Personal & Home Care Aides                            Short-term OJT                                $18,730   1,227
Personal Financial Advisors                           Bachelor's degree                             $92,230   195
Pharmacists                                           First Professional degree                     $81,250   354
Pharmacy Technicians                                  Moderate-term OJT                             $21,980   302
Phlebotmists                                          Short-term OJT                                $24,950   455
Physical Therapist Assistant                          Assistants Associate's degree                 $36,590    78
Physical Therapists                                   Doctoral degree                               $65,250   221


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          CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA
                           December 2006                                                                 Annual Annual
                                                                          Educational Attainment Level
            Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us                                                   Average Openings
                         Occupational Title
Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters                             Long-term training                      $47,970   586
Prepress Technicians & Workers                                   Long-term training                      $33,050   104
Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks                         Short-term OJT                          $36,450   336
Property, Real Estate & Community Association Managers           Bachelor's degree                       $60,210   174
Purchasing Agents                                                Bachelor's degree                       $52,730   268
Radiologic Technologists & Technicians                           Associate's degree                      $43,960   221
Receptionists & Information Clerks                               Short-term OJT                          $22,190   1,941
Registered Nurses                                                Associate's degree                      $54,040   3,114
Respiratory Therapists                                           Associate's degree                      $45,470   142
Sales Managers                                                   Work experience plus degree             $90,950   500
Sales Representatives                                            Moderate-term OJT                       $56,160   2,087
Sales Representatives, Technical & Scientific Products           Moderate-term OJT                       $69,300   557
Secondary School Teachers                                        Bachelor's degree                       $48,920   1,856
Secretaries                                                      Moderate-term OJT                       $27,100   2,296
Securities, Commodities & Financial Services Sales Agents        Bachelor's degree                       $85,990   256
Sheet Metal Workers                                              Moderate-term OJT                       $43,730   222
Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks                             Short-term OJT                          $27,480   642
Social & Human Service Assistants                                Moderate-term OJT                       $24,640   638
Special Education Teachers, Middle School                        Bachelor's degree                       $49,940    85
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary Bachelor's degree                        N/A      221
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School                     Bachelor's degree                       $51,790   160
Statisticians                                                    Master's degree                         $60,690    20
Stonemasons                                                      Long-term training                      $39,910    11
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors                 Master's degree                         $31,060   161
Supervisors - Construction Trades & Extraction Workers           Related work experience                 $57,370   453
Supervisors - Office & Administrative Support Workers            Related work experience                 $46,710   1,560
Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers                     Related work experience                 $51,020   698
Supervisors - Trans. & Material-Moving Machine/Vehicle Oprs      Related work experience                 $51,540   314
Surgical Technologists                                           Postsecondary vocational training       $33,100    46
Teacher Assistants                                               Short-term OJT                          $19,470   1,405
Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers                   Long-term training                      $45,310   225
Telemarketers                                                    Short-term OJT                          $25,560   337
Training & Development Specialists                               Bachelor's degree                       $47,990   272
Travel Agents                                                    Postsecondary vocational training       $30,320    97
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer                           Moderate-term OJT                       $35,660   2,136
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services                        Short-term OJT                          $25,680   1,123
Veterinarians, Large Animals                                     First Professional degree               $84,540    71
Veterinary Assistants                                            Short-term OJT                          $22,480    69
Veterinary Technologists & Technicians                           Associate's degree                      $26,310   106
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School                  Bachelor's degree                       $51,970   193
Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers                            Postsecondary vocational training       $33,160   474




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                      On-Line Resources for Students and Parents

TOPICS                         RESOURCES                      WEB ADDRESS
Assessments
America’s Career          www.acinet.org (select Skills Profiler, Testing & Assessment, or Resource Library followed by
InfoNet                   Occupational Information and Career Assessment)

Career Key                www.careerkey.org (fee)

Holland Career            http://career.missouri.edu/students/explore/thecareerinterestsgame.php
Game

Work Keys                 www.act.org/workkeys

World of Work Map         www.act.org/wwm
Career Exploration
Job Profiles              http://www.jobprofiles.org

Career Voyages            http://www.careervoyages.gov



Job Star                  http://jobstar.org/tools/career/index.php

Your Future               http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning

Riley Guide               www.rileyguide.com (Go to the A to Z index, select Career Exploration)

Occupational Links        http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/CareerLibrary/Links/occup.cfm
Page

Career Guide to           http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg
Industries

Occupational         http://www.bls.gov/oco
Outlook Handbook
Annual Earnings by Education Level
Education Pays       www.bls.gov

Curriculum Planning Guide Acknowledgements
Schools offering visitations and information: Middletown Area School District (PA), South Western School District (PA),
Loyalsock School District (PA), Central Columbia School District (PA), Springfield Township School District (Mont. Co.),
Upper Dublin School District

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania School Counselors Association

PHEAA

Integrated Learning Conference—PSU 2005 & 2006

Special Vocational Education Services Office, Penn State McKeesport

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania Career Development Leaders Network




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 “When I was growing up, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I wish I
                       had been more specific.”
                                                  --Lilly Tomlin, actress
Your future is your choice. Begin now to:
       Explore different possibilities
       Determine your pathway
       Choose courses which follow your
        pathway
       Learn what the work force needs and
        expects of its employees

       “It should be possible for every student to build their own
                          “educational package.”
                                      --Richard Light, Harvard University
                       What are you
                         interested in?
 Use this planner to plan your path to success!




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