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									    ARMY JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER’S TRAINING CORPS (JROTC)


LEAD/EDUCATE TRAINING 1
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

     Introduces the student to the JROTC curriculum. This emphasizes citizenship,
     leadership skills, and character development. The academic lessons include:
     citizenship, government history, 1st aid, and life skills. The weekly class schedule
     consists of approx. three days of classroom work, one day of military drill, and
     one day of physical training. Students (cadets) will properly wear the army
     uniform once per week. Leadership training is conducted both in the classroom
     and through practical application in a controlled environment. The primary goal
     of this course is to learn how to follow; so that you can effectively lead in the
     future.

LEAD/EDUCATE TRAINING 2
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

     Expands on the LET 1 course. Students learn more advanced leadership skills
     and begin to assume leadership positions within the Corps of Cadets. The
     academic lessons expand to cover greater analysis of historical and present day
     events. Students participate in a wide variety of unit and community activities to
     enhance their learning.

LEAD/EDUCATE TRAINING 3 & 4
1 Credit Each Gr. 10-12

     Provides advanced leadership skills and training for students ready to assume the
     JROTC leadership challenge. These courses require full participation by students
     and the acceptance of key leadership positions within the company structure.
     Academic challenges include students serving as instructors both in the classroom
     and during physical training and military drill.

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION 1, 2, 3, & 4
1 Credit Each Gr. 11-12

     These courses provide the student leadership for the Corps of Cadets. They
     consist of the actual application of leadership by serving as the battalion
     leadership for the program. Academic challenges include selected readings and
     discussion of pertinent leadership topics. Physical challenges include leading by
     example in all events and tasks.
NOTES:
1. All uniforms are provided free to the students, but must be properly maintained and
   turned in at the end of the course.
2. There is no military obligation for participating in JROTC.
3. Students completing three or more credits in JROTC are eligible to enter military
   service at a higher rank, resulting in higher pay and status.
4. Participation in JROTC above LET 1 requires permission of JROTC SAI & AI.
5. All courses require significant physical effort and exertion. The student must be
   prepared to: run, exercise, march, and conduct group challenges during all JROTC
   courses.
6. There are college scholarship opportunities and potential military academy
   appointments available for all five military services.



                                          ART

CERAMICS/POTTERY I
1/2 Credit Gr. 9-12

      Content of this course includes composition and treatment of clay products,
      emphasizing techniques involved in handbuilding. Take home project required.

CERAMICS/POTTERY II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Pre-requisite: Ceramics I

      Extended scope of Ceramics I. Students demonstrate skill in producing clay
      forms, both pottery and sculpture.

DRAW/PAINT I & II
1 Credit, Grades 9-12

      Provides more advanced experience in design composition, drawing, and painting
      techniques and art media. More in-depth emphasis on aesthetics and art history.

PORTFOLIO
1 Credit, Grades 11-12

      The purpose of this course is to develop a portfolio containing an artist’s
      statement and a diverse range of the student’s own works of art.
AP ART HISTORY
1 Credit Gr.10-12
Teacher Approval Suggested due to technical nature of course.

      Provides an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and
      other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts.

AP STUDIO ART
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Pre-requisite: Ceramics I, II and/or Draw/Paint I, II
Teacher Approval due suggested due to technical nature of course.

      Provides more in-depth study of all aspects of both 2D and 3D art for students
      who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students must
      submit a portfolio for evaluation at the end of the school term


                            BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY


PROGRAMS OFFIERED:
      ADMISISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
      This program offers a broads foundation of knowledge and skills. The content
      includes the use of technology to develop communications skills; the performance
      of office procedures tasks; the production of quality work in an efficient manner
      using advanced features of business software applications; research of job
      opportunities; and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-
      seeking documents. Must complete the following courses in sequence:
      Computing for College and Careers, Administrative Office Tech 1, Business
      Software Applications 1, Digital Design 1, BSA 2.

      LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIIST
      This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the
      traditional role of the Legal Secretary. Must complete the following courses in
      sequence:      Computing for College and Careers, Legal Office Tech 1,
      Administrative Office Technology 1 and BSA 1.

COMPUTERS FOR COLLEGE SND CARERRS
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
     This course is designed to teach keyboarding skills necessary for document
     processing and includes word processing instruction along with the introduction
     of spreadsheets and presentation applications.

ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

     This course emphasizes methods and principles of recording business
     transactions; the preparation of various documents used in recording income,
     expenses, and provides a strong foundation in basic accounting theory and
     practice.

ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Preq. Accounting I

     Same as Accounting Applications I

BUSINESS SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS I
1 Credit
Preq. BST—C or better

     This course is designed to develop proficiency in using the advanced features of
     software programs to perform office-related tasks in using databases,
     spreadsheets, and word processing.

BUSINESS SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS II
1 Credit
Prerequisite: BSA I—C or better

     This course is designed to use technology to produce high quality employment
     portfolios, research job opportunities, and compile and disseminate job-seeking
     documents.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY I (AOI)
1 Credit
Prerequisite: BST

     This course is designed to assist with administrative and general office duties in a
     support capacity. This course explores and expands the core competencies in the
     areas of personal and professional development and promotes application of
      higher level office procedures tasks and communications skills through the use of
      technology.

DIGITAL DESIGN I
1 Credit
Prerequisite: BSA I—B or better
Teacher Approval

      The purpose of this course is to develop basic entry-level skills required for
      careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills;
      digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement
      activities; decision-making activities; and digital imaging.

WEB DESIGN
1 Credit
Prerequisite: CCC 1—B or better
Teacher Approval

      The purpose of this course is to develop basic entry-level skills required for
      careers in the web design. The content includes computer skills; digital
      publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities;
      decision-making activities; and digital imaging, using Microsoft Front Page.

 DIVERSIFIED CAREERS TECHNOLOGY PRINCIPLES
(DCT)/OJT
1 Credit
By Application

      DCT Principles is designed to enable each student to demonstrate employability
      skills; health, and safety skills; professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities;
      financial skills; leadership skills; communication skills; human resources and
      labor skills; relate planning methods to life and career goals and use of
      industry/technology principles in the workplace. Students may attend school a
      part of the day and work part of the day.

DCT APPLICATIONS
DCT/OJT
1 Credit
Prerequisite: DCT Principles
      DCT Applications is designed to enable the student to expand the skills learned in
      DCT Principles and include the functions of management. Students may attend
      school a part of the day and work part of the day.

DCT MANAGEMENT
DCT/OJT
1 Credit
Prerequisite: DCT APP

      This Course is designed to provide additional instruction in technological skills,
      as well as management and supervisory techniques. Students may attend school a
      part of the day and work part of the day.

ON-THE-JOB
Training (OJT)
1 Credit
Prerequisite: DCT Principles or App

      Provides supervised on-the-job training opportunities for planned activities and
      student evaluations in a specified job setting.


                       COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course provides the student with the foundation of knowledge and
      technically oriented experiences in the study of communications technology. The
      content includes, but is not limited to study of the processes, uses, and technical
      skills found in visual technologies, multimedia production, laser and holography
      technology.

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Prerequisite: Communication Technology I
Teacher approval due to technical level of course

      This course provides the student with the foundation of knowledge and
      technically experiences in the study of communications technology. The content
      includes, but is not limited to study of the processes, uses, and technical skills
      found in advanced visual technologies, multimedia production, computer
      animation and graphics, web page design, electronic media, laser and holography
      technology. Independent computer design and hologram project work will be
      required.




COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY III
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Prerequisite: Communication Technology II
Teacher approval due to technical level of course

      This course provides the student with the foundation of knowledge and technical
      experiences in the study of communications technology. The content includes,
      but is not limited to study of the processes, uses, and technical skills found in
      advanced visual technologies, multimedia production, computer animation and
      graphics, web page design, electronic media, laser and holography technology.
      Independent computer design and hologram project work will be required.

                                       DRAMA

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course is designed to introduce the students to the basic fundamentals of
      theater, such as acting, stage movement, diction, theatre elements, and
      scriptwriting. It includes basic performances in class and productions done for
      the school.

DRAMA
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course focuses on playwriting, production, and performance aspects of a
      theatre performance, including minor aspects of technical theatre and further
      develops the skills from Intro to Drama with more in-depth performances for the
      school.

STAGECRAFT I
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
     This course is designed to develop the fundamental skills of technical theatre and
     applying them to performances both in and out of school. It includes costuming,
     makeup, lighting and sound.


                                   DRIVERS ED


DRIVER EDUCATION
½ Credit Gr. 10-12

     Driving rules in two phases: classroom, and multiple car driving. Certificate
     awarded upon successful completion of the course, which substitute for the
     driving test for an operator’s license for which some insurance companies grant a
     discount.


                                     HEALTH

LIFE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

     This course is designed to assist students with the development of essential life
     skills to enhance the quality of personal and family life. Provides management
     processes in consumer education, nutrition, substance abuse, self-concept, and
     family interaction. Required for graduation for class of 2008, 2009, 2010.

PERSONAL SOCIAL FAMILY RELATIONS
½ Credit Gr. 11-12

     A county-required course for graduation class of 2008 &2009 which includes
     personal wellness – basic human needs, personality, mental health; social
     wellness – friendship, dating, postponing sexual involvement, sexual assault,
     sexual harassment; family wellness – marriage, parenting skills, reproductive
     system, sexually transmitted diseases. Parents have the right to submit a written
     request exempting their child from taking the course during the registration
     process.


                             FOREIGN LANGUAGE
FRENCH I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
C Average in English

     An introductory course for the progressive development of listening
     comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural appreciation in French.
FRENCH II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Teacher Approval

      An intermediate course with emphasis continues to be placed upon reading and
      writing skills. Previous work achieved in French I, additional patterns, structures
      and vocabulary items already learned.

FRENCH III
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Teacher Approval
      The skills of understanding and speaking French are further developed by giving
      students more frequent opportunity to engage in free conversation. Reading and
      writing skills are expanded.

FRENCH IV AP
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Teacher approval suggested due to technical level of course

      A college-level course in French focuses on proficiency in both oral and written
      language, including French literature. Students should have a good command of
      the grammar and considerable competence in listening, reading, and writing.

LATIN I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
C Average in English

      This course introduces students to fundamental Latin vocabulary and grammar
      and to classical culture.

LATIN II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
C Average in Latin I

      Continuation of vocabulary and grammar skills acquired in Latin I with more in-
      depth information in classical culture.

SPANISH I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
C Average English
      An introductory course for progressive listening comprehension, speaking,
      reading, writing, and appreciation in Spanish.

SPANISH II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Teacher Approval

      An intermediate course with continuing progress on listening, speaking, reading,
      and writing skills. The emphasis of is on building a strong grammatical
      foundation.

SPANISH III
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Teacher Approval

      The skills of understanding and speaking Spanish are further developed by giving
      students more frequent opportunity to engage in free conversation. Reading and
      writing skills are expanded.

SPANISH IV AP
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Teacher Approval due to technical level of course

      This college-level Advanced Placement course in Spanish language focuses on
      proficiency in both oral and written language. Students should have a good
      command of the grammar and considerable competence in listening, reading, and
      writing.

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Heritage Language MUST be Spanish

      A course to enable students whose heritage language is Spanish to develop,
      maintain, and enhance proficiency in their home language with an emphasis on
      the cultural values of Spanish language and societies.
SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS II
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Heritage Language MUST be Spanish
C or better in Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

      Continuation of Spanish for Spanish Speakers I to enable students to gain a better
      understanding to the nature of their own language as well as other languages to be
      acquired.



                                 LANGUAGE ARTS

ENGLISH I
1 Credit Gr. 9
Required for Graduation

      Focuses on the study of oral and written language skills with emphasis on
      elements of four literary genres. Course will be paired with Intensive Reading if
      Level 1 or 2 FCAT.

ENGLISH I HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 9
A/B Average in M/J Language Arts 3 Advanced
FCAT Writing Score 5 or 6
SDRT—90—99 Total Reading
Teacher Approval - Summer Reading Required

      Prepares students for AP English through enriched experiences in literature,
      writing, speaking, and listening. The content includes instruction in the critical
      analysis of major literary genres. Composition instruction focuses upon using the
      writing process in literary analysis. Formal speaking experiences are provided.
      Course will be paired with Research 1.

ENGLISH II
1 Credit Gr. 10
Required for Graduation

      Focuses on the study of oral and written language skills as an effective means of
      communication. Emphasis on elements of the four literary genres. Course will be
      paired with Intensive Reading if Level 1 or 2 FCAT.
ENGLISH II HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 10
Excellent Writing Skills
PSAT—60th Percentile
Teacher Approval - Summer Reading Required

      Prepares students for AP English by emphasizing literary analysis through written
      and oral composition. Literature focuses on poetry, the development of drama,
      and analysis of AP level novels. Written composition develops skills in writing
      response to literature. Course will be paired with Research II.

ENGLISH III
1 Credit Gr. 11
Required for Graduation

      Stress composition through application of developmental writing, spelling,
      vocabulary, and research methods and focuses on the study of the forms, elements
      in American literature.

AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
1 Credit Gr. 11
Excellent Reading and Writing skills
PSAT Verbal—75th percentile
Teacher Approval - Summer Reading required

      A college-level course centering on critical reading of and writing about prose
      fiction and non-fiction. Emphasizes analysis of rhetorical aims and modes,
      distinguishing features of semantics, structure, propose and audience in relation to
      meaning, as well as learning to model aims and modes. Students will be required
      to take the AP Exam in May. Course will be paired with Research III.

AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
1 Credit Gr. 12
Excellent Reading and Writing skills
PSAT Verbal—80th percentile
Teacher Approval - Summer Reading Required

      This Advanced Placement course examines English language literary texts and
      effective writing. Students will gain an appreciation of works of literary merit
      from the 16th century on. The course will focus on critical analysis, writing as a
      craft, and awareness of language. Students will be required to take the AP Exam
      in May. Course will be paired with Research IV.
ENGLISH IV
1 Credit Gr.12
Required for Graduation

      Emphasizes all language arts skills in reading, vocabulary, and grammar and
      focuses on the application of reference and organizational skills required for
      expository writing and research papers. Focuses on British literature.

TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course includes an overview of television production; the history of
      television and its role as an element of the mass media; television rated careers;
      orientation to writing for television; and basic use of equipment VCR’s, cameras.

TELEVISION PRODUCTION II, III, IV
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Prerequisite: TV I
Teacher Approval

      This course provides opportunities for students who have taken TV I to develop
      advances skills in television production. The content is based on field production,
      editing techniques, and studio production in the format of a news show.

JOURNALISM I (NEWSPAPER)
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
B average in English
Teacher Approval

      This course involves learning the basic components of publication design and
      writing. Students will learn terminology, rules of writing, basic columnar
      designing and computer software associated with publishing a yearbook,
      newspaper, or magazine.

JOURNALISM II, III, IV (NEWSPAPER)
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
A/B Journalism I
Teacher Approval

      This course involves learning the components associated with advanced design
      for various annuals or publications. Students will apply terminology and rules of
        writing from Journalism I and will design using grids and computer software.
        These students will hold leadership positions.

MASS MEDIA II, III, IV (YEARBOOK)
1 Credit, Gr. 10-12
GPA 2.0 & Teacher Approval

        Students gain experience in the planning and production of a major publication
        (yearbook) and learn elements of graphic design in Mass Media. Students
        enrolled in these courses will be required to participate in selling yearbook ads
        (fundraising), and after school activities related to the actual production of the
        Yearbook.


                                    MATHEMATICS

Students will be scheduled into math courses according to the following guidelines:

Level               Grade 9         Grade 10        Grade 11        Grade 12
                    Intensive       Intensive
1&2                 Math I and      Math II and     Geometry        Algebra II
                    Algebra 1b      Liberal Arts
Students who
                    Algebra IB                      Geometry
completed –                         Liberal Arts                    Algebra II or
                    and                             and/or
Algebra IA in                       or Geometry                     Statistics
                    Geometry                        Algebra II
Grade 8**
                                                                    Statistics or
Completed                                           Trig/Anal
                    Geometry                                        AP Statistics
Algebra I in 8th                    Algebra II      and/or Pre-
                    Honors                                          or AP
Grade                                               Calculus
                                                                    Calculus
Successfully
                                    Trig/Analytic
completed                                         AP Calculus       Dual
                    Algebra II      Geometry or
Geometry in 8th                                   or Statistics     Enrollment
                                    Pre-Calculus
Grade

ALGEBRA IB
1 Credit Gr. 9-12
Required for Graduation

        The second half of the Algebra I curriculum plus an introduction to Geometry and
        continued FCAT skill practice. A study of the structure and properties of real
numbers. Problem-solving techniques use equations, inequalities, polynomials,
rational expressions, and functions.
LIBERAL ARTS MATH
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Credit in Algebra I

      This course is double blocked with Intensive Math for a threefold purpose: 1) to
      enable students to complete the entire Liberal Arts Math curriculum, 2) to insure
      that students have the algebra skills they will need for Algebra II, and 3) to be
      sure that students have been exposed to all the math concepts needed for the
      FCAT examination.

GEOMETRY
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      The second half of the Geometry curriculum and continued FCAT       skill practice.
      Plane geometric figures are studied including segments, lines,      rays, angles,
      polygons (emphasizing triangles and quadrilaterals), and circles.   Includes area
      and perimeter, volumes of solids, and coordinate geometry. This     course or the
      honors version is required for graduation.

GEOMETRY HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 9 ONLY
Minimum of B in Algebra IA
Teacher Approval

      For students aiming toward taking Calculus. Develops the same skills as standard
      geometry with more rigorous attention to the concept of proof. Includes
      transformations.

ALGEBRA II
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Minimum of C in Alg. I and in Geometry

      An in depth study of the systems of real and complex numbers. Problem-solving
      techniques are expanded and equations, inequalities, polynomials, rational
      expressions and functions are emphasized.

ALGEBRA II HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 10-11
A average in both Algebra I and Geometry
Teacher Approval
      For students preparing for Calculus. Develops the some skills as Algebra II but
      more in-depth and at a faster pace. Matrices, sequences and series, and
      probability are also included.

TRIGONOMETRY
½ Credit Gr. 11-12
Minimum of B in Algebra II;
C or D in Honors Algebra II
Teacher Approval

      Circular and trigonometric functions and their applications including the solutions
      of triangles. Seniors may NOT waive into Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry.

ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
½ Credit Gr. 11-12
Minimum of B in Algebra II
Teacher Approval

      Uses the coordinate plane to study the relationships between Algebra and
      Geometry. Includes the graphing of algebraic and transcendental functions.

PRE-CALCULUS
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
A/B in Algebra II Honors or A in Alg. II
Teacher Approval

      For students preparing for Calculus.          Intensive study of algebraic and
      transcendental functions including circular and trig functions, sequences and
      series, matrices, math induction, and derivatives.

AP CALCULUS AB
1 Credit Gr. 12
A/B in Pre-Calculus or A in Trig/Analyt.
Teacher Approval due to technical level of course

      Designed for college-bound seniors planning to major in math or science related
      fields. In-depth treatment of differentiation and integration of algebraic and
      functions. Students will be required to take the AP Exam in May. Course will
      be paired with Research VI.
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
1 Credit, Gr. 11-12
Pre-requisite: Alg. II

      Topics include probability concepts, permutations, combinations, sample space,
      binomial distribution, concepts of descriptive statistics, measures of central
      tendencies, variability and normal distribution.


                                           MUSIC


CHORUS I, II, III, IV
2 Credits Gr. 9-12
Vocal tech, I, II, III

      Designed to extend the basic fundamentals of music to include emphasis on
      acapella singing. Literature is on a medium to difficult classification in 2-4 part
      arrangements for female voices. Music includes classical music, ―pop‖ and show
      choir. Uniform requirement. Participation in performances required.

BAND I
2 Credits Gr. 9-12

      Designed to teach students how to hold and maintain an instrument. Counting
      skills, etc. Participation in after-school practices and performances required.
      Uniform parts must be purchased or rented.

BAND II
2 Credits Gr. 10-12

      Continuation of Band I. Participation in after-school practices and performances
      required. Some uniform parts must be purchased or rented.

BAND III & IV
2 Credits Gr. 11-12

      Designed to teach the basic principals of musicianship; skills are developed and
      refined in breath control, tone quality, blend, balance phrasing, phrasing, and
      rhythm. Participation in after-school practices/performances required. Uniform
      parts must be purchased or rented.
Guitar I
1 Credit (Student must provide a 6-string Acoustic Guitar)

      Designed to enable students to develop basic skills in guitar performance,
      including interpretation of notation and performance in varied styles. This course
      may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond
      the normal school day.


                              PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PERSONAL FITNESS
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      Successful completion of this course is required for graduation; provides students
      opportunities to develop an individual optimal level of physical fitness and
      acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts and the significance of lifestyle on
      one’s health and fitness. Required for graduation for class of 2007, 2008 &
      2009.

AEROBICS (BEGINNING)
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      The purpose of this course is to develop an optimal level of cardiovascular fitness
      and acquire knowledge of cardiovascular fitness and its effects on one’s health.

INDIVIDUAL DUAL SPORTS I & II
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge of sports strategies, develop
      skills and maintain and/or improve the student’s personal fitness.

TEAM SPORTS I & II
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to acquire knowledge in the
      following: basketball, volleyball, flag football, , soccer, softball, track, and gator
      ball.
BASKETBALL
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge, skills and fitness in
      basketball.

WEIGHT TRAINING (BEGINNING) INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      The purpose of this course is to acquire basic knowledge and skills in weight
      training; improve muscular strength and endurance; and enhance body image.

VOLLEYBALL (BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE)
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course is designed for students to acquire knowledge, skills, and fitness in
      volleyball.

SOFTBALL (BEGINNING)
½ Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course is designed to acquire knowledge and fitness in softball.


                                      SCIENCE

EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course includes study of formation of the universe and solar system, life
      cycle of stars, earth-moon system, space program and exploration, formation of
      rocks and minerals, divisions of the earth, landforms, formation of rivers and
      water systems erosion, wind, glaciers, and oceanography.

BIOLOGY I
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      Develops an understanding of basic biological themes: The nature of science; the
      nature of matter, energy, and chemical properties of life; Cells-biology,
      reproduction, genetics principles, molecular basis, diversity, and biotechnologies
      levels of organization, classification and taxonomy; structures, functions, and
      reproduction of plants and animals; interdependence of organisms and
      environment; technology of science. Required for graduation.

BIOLOGY I HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 9-10
Prerequisite: A/B in Honors Science 8th Grade

      Covers in-depth the themes listed for Biology I with emphasis put on application
      of knowledge. Honors Biology is designed for the mature student who is to think
      critically and interrelate information from scientific investigations. Teachers will
      provide enrichment activities involving scientific inquiry. Meets Biology
      requirement for graduation.

AP BIOLOGY
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Pre-requisite: A/B in Honors Biology and/or Honors Chemistry
Currently enrolled in Alg. II or higher math

      Provides students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and
      analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of
      biology. Students should be prepared for intensive laboratory activities to
      accompany the coursework involved with this course. Group and independent
      research is required. Students will be required to take the AP Exam in May.
      Course will be paired with Biology II.

CHEMISTRY I
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
With Honors Biol. or Honors Anatomy
FCAT Math or Reading score 350 minimum
Previous science instructor approval

      Provides a foundation of knowledge and skills involving structure and
      composition of materials and the changes which they undergo. Students must be
      able to apply math concepts to chemical principles. Meets Science requirement.

CHEMISTRY I HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Prerequisite: A/B in Algebra I and currently enrolled in Liberal Arts Math or Geometry

      Comprehensive course emphasizing theory and quantitative aspects of chemistry
      with lab work. Application of scientific knowledge to scientific investigation.
      Independent or group research required. Meets science requirement.
AP CHEMISTRY
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: A/B in Algebra II
Teacher Approval

      AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course
      usually taken during the first year of college. Topics such as the structure of
      matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics, and the
      basic concepts of thermodynamics are presented in considerable depth. College
      Board recommends that students spend five hours on homework each week.
      Students need to have a good background in math and will be required to take the
      AP Exam in May. Course will be paired with Chemistry II.

PHYSICS I
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: C in Geometry
Enrolled in Alg. II or higher math

      A basic study of motion of objects, energy, specific forces, waves, electricity and
      other selected topics. Laboratory work is used to increase knowledge of the
      topics studied. Meets Science requirement.

PHYSICS HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: A/B Algebra II
Enrolled in Trig. & Analytic Geometry or higher math

      A comprehensive study of the motions of objects, momentum, gravitation, wave
      motion, electromagnetism, optics, scientific laboratory techniques and other
      selected topics. It will prepare the student for additional University science
      course work. Extensive use of mathematical skills used in problem solving.
      Meets Science requirement.

AP PHYSICS C
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: A/B in Algebra II and/or Pre-Calculus
Teacher Approval

      Course covers topics in both classical and modern physics including Newtonian
      mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal mechanics, electricity and magnetism,
      waves and optics and atomic and nuclear physics. Extensive individual and group
      research is required along with intensive laboratory assignments. Understanding
      of the basic principals of physics and the ability to apply these principles in the
      solution of problems are the major goals of this course. Students will be required
      to take the AP Exam in May. Course will be paired with Physics II.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY HONORS
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology, C or better in Honors Biology I or B or better in Biology I

      Provides knowledge and skills that are essential for careers in nursing, medical
      technology, cosmetology, and other related career fields. Laboratory work is
      used to increase knowledge of the topics studied.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology C or better and Chemistry C or better

      Environmental Science is the practical application of science at its best. Students
      will survey local plants and animals (biology); sample soil, water, and air
      (chemistry); explain different types of energy and its movement (physics); and
      discuss carrying capacity and its effects on populations (social
      science/economics). The course helps us learn how the world works and to assess
      the extent of human impact on the earth. Students will see the interplay between
      science, ethics, and values.

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Environmental Science, Biology/Chemistry Honors

      Provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies
      required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and
      analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the
      relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions
      for resolving or preventing them. Students will be required to take the AP Exam
      in May.
                                SOCIAL STUDIES

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
½ Credit Gr. 11-12

     This course provides the opportunity to study state, national, and local
     government as well as political behavior. Required for graduation.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HONORS
½ Credit Gr. 11-12
Teacher Approval
3.0 GPA Honors English

     Provides the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of American
     government and political behavior through analysis of documents, comparisons of
     political groups, evaluation of the political process, citizenship rights and
     responsibilities. Meets Graduation requirement.

AP WORLD HISTORY
1 Credit Gr. 10
Teacher Approval
3.0 GPA

     College-level course includes an in-depth study of the chronological development
     of civilization from early beginnings to the present. Appreciation of diversity,
     knowledge, cultures, etc. Satisfies requirement for graduation. Students are
     required to take the AP Exam in May.

AMERICAN HISTORY
1 Credit Gr. 11

     Provides a chronological and conceptual study of the United States with emphasis
     on the 20th century. Required for graduation.

AP U.S. HISTORY
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Teacher Approval, 3.0 GPA
Prerequisite: English Honors
PSAT Verbal 75th Percentile

     College-level course includes an in depth study of the United States from the
     Colonial period to the present. Requires extensive writing and analysis of events
      and issues. Students are enrolled Political Science and Contemporary History to
      accompany this course. Meets graduation requirement. Students are required to
      take the AP Exam in May.

AP U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
1/2Credit Gr. 11-12
Teacher Approval, 3.0 GPA
PSAT Verbal 75th Percentile

      College-level course designed to give students an analytical perspective on
      government and politics in the United States. Requires extensive comprehensive
      reading, researching and writing in areas covering constitutional foundations,
      political beliefs/behaviors, political parties, etc. Students are enrolled in AP
      Comparative Government and Politics to accompany this course.

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
1 Credit Gr. 9
8th FCAT Reading Score 3+

      College-level course to study the patterns and processes that have shaped human
      understanding about the use and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Topics covered
      will include population and its movement, cultural patterns and differences,
      political and economic geography and rural and urban land use. Course will be
      paired with World Cultures. Students will be required to take the AP Exam in
      May.

ECONOMICS
½ Credit Gr. 12

      Provides the opportunity to study the basic economic questions and to investigate
      how major economic systems work. Required for graduation.

ECONOMICS HONORS
½ Credit Gr. 12

      Provides the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the way in
      which society organizes to utilize its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants
      and the distinguishing characteristics of types of economic systems, with attention
      to the American mixed market system. Meets graduation requirement.
AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
1 Credit Gr. 10-12
Prerequisite: A/B in World History Honors
Teacher Approval due to technical level of course

      Course provides a broad perspective of major historical concepts, facts and
      personalities involved in the shaping of the political statutes in Europe and its
      relationship with the rest of the world through the ages. Extensive historical
      analysis of evidence and research is required for the course. Students should also
      be prepared to devote time to both individual and group research projects for the
      course. Course will be paired with Western Civilizations. Students will be
      required to take the AP Exam in May.

PSYCHOLOGY
1 Credit Gr. 11-12

      Systematic study of the behavior of humans and other animals as to how they
      relate to each other in daily life. Topics may include historical research, ethics,
      psychological methodology, etc. Students should be prepared to undertake both
      individual and group research projects in this course. Extensive reading is
      required.

AP PSYCHOLOGY
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
Prerequisite: A/B in Honors Psychology

      More extensive course than Honors Psychology that provides a more in-depth
      study of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the
      psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major
      subfields of psychology, as well as ethics and methods psychologists use in their
      science and practice. Extensive reading is required along with individual and
      group research projects.


                     EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

APPLIED ENGLISH I
1 Credit Gr. 9

      This course is designed to provide instruction in the acquisition of English
      language skills and provide exposure to various forms of literature.
APPLIED ENGLISH II
1 Credit Gr. 10

     This course is designed to provide instruction in English language skills and
     provide exposure to various forms of literature.

APPLIED ENGLISH III
1 Credit Gr. 11

     This course is designed to provide instruction in the application of English
     instruction of English language skills necessary for successful performance in the
     school and society.

APPLIED ENGLISH IV
1 Credit Gr. 12

     This course is designed to provide instruction in the application of English
     language skills necessary for effective and productive living in society.

APPLIED MATH I
1 Credit Gr. 9

     This course is designed to provide instruction in basic math computation.

APPLIED MATH II
1 Credit Gr. 10

     This course is designed to provide instruction in advanced mathematical skills
     and problem solving.

APPLIED CONSUMER MATH
1 Credit Gr. 11

     This course is designed to provide mathematical skills to real-world consumer
     situations.

APPLIED VOCATIONAL MATH
1 Credit Gr. 12

     This course is designed to provide mathematical instruction relevant to vocational
     situations.
APPLIED HEATH AND SAFETY
1 Credit. 9-12

      This course is designed to prepare a student to make decisions that will promote
      good health and safety.

APPLIED EARTH SPACE SCIENCE
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

      This course is designed to prepare a student to use the Scientific Method and to
      promote the study of rocks and things.

APPLIED BIOLOGY
1 Credit Gr. 10

      This course is designed to provide general instruction in the fundamental concepts
      of life.

APPLIED AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
½ Credit Gr. 9

      This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire a basic
      understanding of the national state and local government and their rights and
      responsibilities as citizens.

APPLIED CONSUMER ECONOMICS
½ Credit Gr. 12

      This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of appropriate
      consumer behavior, appropriate uses of income, the cost of living, and effective
      uses of the media.

APPLIED AMERICAN HISTORY
1 Credit Gr. 11

      This course is designed to provide a survey of the explorations and development
      of the United States.

ESE CAREER EXPERIENCES (OJT)
1 Credit Gr. 11-12
      This program is designed to enable students to gain employability skills in the
      entry-level training sites through actual work experiences in or out of school.
LEARNING STRATEGIES
1 Credit Gr. 9-12

This course is designed for ESE students pursuing a standard diploma. This course will
enable students to acquire and use strategies to enhance the following skills: active
listening, reading, note-taking, test taking, writing, research and study.




                                    BEAM Academy


BEAM Academy is structured to guide students into a career in construction as well as
prepare them for college classes in the construction/engineering field. The BEAM
Academy is open to grades 9-12, however, any 11th and 12th graders who have scored a
3 or above on FCAT Reading and obtained a passing score on FCAT Math may apply.
Only 30 students will admitted for the fall semester and 60 students for the spring
semester.


Scheduling Policy
We try to schedule each student for his/her academic core course selection. Schedule
conflicts often force is to assign an alternate choice. In some limited situations, another
course may be substituted. Schedule conflicts usually occur in elective subject areas
and in single course offerings. If we assign an alternative or substitute course, we will
make every effort to provide either a comparable course or one that satisfies a similar
graduation requirement.
Please note that all courses described in this catalog may not be offered the next school
year. A course might not be offered if not enough students request the course.
Therefore, students need to indicate alternate courses on their registration forms.
GRADUATION INITIATIVE PROGRAM (GI)

The Graduation Initiative program is designed for students who are two or more years
behind their peers and are too far behind on credits to graduate on time in the class with
whom they entered kindergarten. The program is not a means to graduate early.
Students may apply for the one-year program by picking up an application in Guidance.
Applicants will be screened and must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE),
as well as meet various eligibliity requirements. Once enrolled in the program, students
must pass all parts of the FCAT and GED to earn a Duval County District Diploma.
Through computer based assignments and teacher led instruction, students prepare for
the FCAT and GED two periods oper day and participate in a work program two periods
per day.




SCHEDULE CORRECTION POLICY
Please be aware of the schedule correction policy when you make your course selections
and their alternates. Reasons for requesting a schedule correction with the first three
days of enrollment in a class include the following:
    The student has previously passed the scheduled course.
    The student has previously failed a class with the scheduled teacher.
    The student has not passed a required prerequisite course.
    Schedules are not changed due to personality conflicts or student whims.

The following are the exceptions to the three day policy:

   1. Administrative action becomes necessary to balance class loads.
   2. The student needs a different course to meet graduation requirement.

NO OTHER EXCEPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Parents and students must also keep in mind that scheduling requirements often
change during the summer due to state and/or district mandates. These mandates
may preclude any previously requested courses and necessitate placing students
into classes that were not selected during the registration process. Scheduling may
also be affected by budget constraints, teacher certification, demand for certain
courses and other unforeseen circumstances.


Englewood High School employs only teachers certified by the Florida Department of
Education. The school administration will decide the instructor for each course section.
Students and parents are expected to abide by this choice of instructor.

								
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