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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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