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									                           Table of Contents

Introduction .............................. 2       English.................................... 20

Graduation Requirements ........... 3               Family Consumer Sciences ........ 23

Recommended Core for College ... 4                  Foreign Language ..................... 25

Honors Diploma Requirements .... 5                  Health and Physical Education .... 26

Scheduling Policies..................... 7          Mathematics ............................ 28

Programs.................................. 8        Miscellaneous .......................... 33

Eligibility Requirements ............. 10           Music ...................................... 34

9th Grade Course Offerings ........ 11              Science ................................... 35

10th Grade Course Offerings ....... 12              Social Studies .......................... 38

11th Grade Course Offerings ...... 13               Career Pathways ...................... 40

12th Grade Course Offerings ....... 14              High School Course Planner ....... 44

Art .......................................... 15   Activity and Service Log ............ 45

Business Technology ................. 17            NCAA Clearinghouse ................. 46

Computer Technology ............... 18

09-10 include sample of schedule form
A Message from Guidance….
We are pleased to introduce a revised program of studies this year with a focus on career
and college planning. This bulletin is your guide for selecting the type of curriculum you
wish to follow and will assist you in choosing the courses you take.

The selection of a high school program is a very important task and one in which
you, your parents, and your advisors should give careful thought. You will be
enrolling shortly for the courses you wish to take next year. Make your plans
carefully; then stick to them as course changes are not permitted after the last day
of the school year. Minimum and maximum class sizes have been established for
each class. If a course fails to have the minimum number of students enrolled, it
will be canceled.

This makes it most important that you decide now what courses best fit your needs and
register for them. Each year students are disappointed because a class they requested
closes or cancels. Although all classes in this book may be initially offered, final decisions
on class offerings will be determined by enrollment. Please note that some classes are
offered on a rotating basis; see specific course descriptions for information.

We are pleased to be providing more opportunities to prepare throughout your four years of
high school for your post high school education and/or career. Continued growth in
education is necessary to keep up with the changing job market. We are introducing Career
Pathways which is a state initiated approach to the organization of curriculum and course
offerings so that all students can participate in career-focused education. It is our goal to
provide students and parents with course recommendations based on the following six
career clusters:

      Arts & Communications Careers
      Business & Management Careers
      Environmental Agriculture Careers
      Health Services Careers
      Human Services Careers
      Industrial & Engineering Careers

As students enter high school they may not always know which path they plan to follow
after high school. With that in mind, all freshmen and sophomores will be scheduled in
appropriate core classes that will provide the opportunity to maintain a college prep, career-
technical education path, or a career path. A list of sample careers for each career pathway
and a list of suggested electives that are specific to each career cluster are also included in
this booklet. High school is a stepping stone towards the future and by sophomore year
students will begin to determine whether they are college bound, career-technical education
bound, or career bound. Participation in school and community activities creates well-
rounded individuals and is highly recommended for all students. We will provide structured
activities each year for all students using Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) which will
help every student determine and develop their career pathway as well as tracking academic
and extracurricular progress. It is our sincere hope that students and parents find this
comprehensive approach to high school and career planning helpful.

                     Graduation Requirements
To qualify for a Regular Diploma, students must successfully complete at
least the minimum requirement of 20 credits, including all required courses;
pass the five Ohio Graduations Tests in the areas of reading, mathematics,
writing, science, and social studies.

                     Graduation Requirements
Total Credits:           20
English                   4
Math                      3
Science                   1 Physical Science
                          1 Biological Science
                          1 Science Elective
Social Studies:
 Electives              1.5
 US History               1
 US Gov’t.               .5

Physical Educ.           .5
Health                   .5
Business Tech,            1 full unit
Fine Arts, or For.       or
Language                  2 half units
Open Electives            5

          Areas of Study for College Preparation
Experience has shown that, in order to successfully prepare for college level
work, high school students should undertake a well-balanced program with
some courses in each of the academic fields. Please keep in mind that these
are recommendations and are not requirements for all colleges.

Mathematics, science, and social studies credits should exceed the required
minimums for graduation. Some colleges require three to four years of
mathematics and three years of social studies. It is recommended that one
foreign language be studied in depth. However, foreign language is not
required for admission to all colleges.

The Ohio Board of Regents has stated the following program to be the
RECOMMENDED College preparatory program for students attending Ohio's
thirteen State Universities. This is the same program as Chardon High School
and other universities have been recommending for a number of years. The
recommendations include the following:

                                                 English: 4 Units
                                                 Math: 3 or more units
                                                 Science: 3 or more
                                                 Social Studies: 3 or
                                                 more units
                                                 Foreign Language: 2
                                                 units (please check individual
                                                 school requirements)

                                                 Fine Arts: 1 Unit

These are recommendations and not the exclusive requirement for admission to colleges and
universities. Criteria for acceptance vary from school to school and in many cases exceed core

           Honors Diploma - 2009 and 2010

College Prep Honors Diploma - Must meet 8 of 9 criteria:
1. English         4 Units
2. Math            3 Units (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3. Science         3 Units
4. Social St.      3 Units
5. For. Lang.      3 Units (or 2 units of two different foreign languages)
6. Fine Arts       1 Unit
7. #1-6 above3 Units (or 2 units 1-6 above and 1 unit Business/Technology)
8. Maintain 3.50 cumulative GPA
9. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT, or earn a score of 1210 on
the SAT (critical reading plus math scores). The writing section is not
factored into this score.

Vocational Education Honors Diploma - Must meet 9
  1. English                  4 Units
  2. Math                     3 Units (Algebra I, Geometry)
  3. Science                  3 Units
  4. Social St.               3 Units
  5. For. Lang. or Bus./Tech 2 Units
  6. Voc./Tech.               3 Units
  7. Earn 2 additional Units in #1-6 above or Fine Arts
  8. Maintain an cumulative 3.5 GPA
  9. Completion of a Career Passport, including demonstration of high
  proficiency in 95% of their occupational course, as judged by at least two
  experts. The writing section is not factored into this score.
  10. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT, or earn a score of 1210
         on the SAT.

         Honors Diploma 2011 and 2012
College Prep Honors Diploma - Must meet at least 7 of 8
1. English        4 Units
2. Math           4 Units (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level
                  course or a four year sequence of courses which contains
                  equivalent content)
3. Science         4 Units (including Physics, Chemistry)
4. Social St.     4 Units
5. For. Lang.     3 Units (or 2 units each of two different foreign languages)
6. Fine Arts      1 Unit
7. Maintain 3.50 cumulative GPA
8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT (excluding the optional writing
test), or a combined score of 1210 on the SAT verbal and math sections
(excluding score obtained on the required writing section).

Vocational Education Honors Diploma - Must meet at least 7
of 8 criteria:
1. English        4 units
2. Math           4 units (Algebra 1, Algebra II, Geometry and a higher level
                  course or a four year sequence of course which contains
                  equivalent content)
3. Science        4 units (including Physics, Chemistry)
4. Social St.     4 units
5. Voc./Tech      4 units in a career-technical education program that leads to
an industry-recognized credential, results in an apprenticeship or is part of an
articulated career pathway, which can lead to post secondary credit. If the
student‟s program design does not provide for any of these outcomes, then the
student must achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the applicable
Ohio career technical competency assessment or the equivalent;
6. Achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the Ohio Career-
Technical Competency Assessment (available at
http://www.webxam.org/info_docs.asp or equivalent assessment aligned with
state approved and industry validated technical standards
7. Maintain an cumulative 3.5 GPA
8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT (excluding the optional writing
test) or a combined score of 1210 on the SAT critical reading and math
(excluding the score obtained on the required writing section).

                             Scheduling Policies
Scheduling Procedures
Course selection options are to be considered carefully, as the student‟s final
schedule will have a profound impact on future educational opportunities and
achievement. All students will have the opportunity to meet with their
guidance counselor to review schedules and discuss educational and career
planning. Parents and students are not permitted to request specific teachers.
Course changes will be granted only with written request by the parents made
prior to the last day of the current school year.

Grade Classification Requirements

                            Sophomore              5 credits
                            Junior                10 credits
                            Senior                14 credits

All credit-earning courses are included in determining the grade level assignment. Students
who fail to obtain the minimum number of credits for the next grade will be reassigned to their
current homeroom level.

Student Load
Each student must be enrolled in a minimum of five credits per year. Students
typically enroll in six courses, one study hall and a lunch period.

Course Sequence
Students will be expected to take subjects in sequence and fulfill any
prerequisites as indicated by this program of studies booklet. Students may
only take courses offered in their grade level.

Drop/Add Policy
From time to time there may be circumstances in which is it recommended a
student drop a course. If a student drops a semester course after six weeks or
a year long course after ten weeks the student will receive an F for the
semester or year long course. The grade of F will be recorded on the transcript
and the report card for that quarter in which the drop occurred. If a student
makes a level change (e.g., from honors to regular), the in progress grade will
transfer to the new class for that grading period.

Summer School
Students may wish to consider the possibility of supplementing their program
with a summer course. Chardon High School usually offers a summer school
program for Grades 9-12. Summer School courses are primarily intended for
remediation or make-up credits. In recent years incoming freshmen have taken
P.E. and/or Health to create room for desired electives or a study hall.
Permission of your guidance counselor is required at the time of registration.

Educational Options
The use of educational options is one method by which learning opportunities
may be expanded beyond the classroom. A maximum of six (6) units of
credit may be applied toward graduation, and only four (4) units of credit
may be applied to the specific content requirement for graduation. All
educational options must be approved by the principal prior to student

Career Exploration Mentorship
The Career Exploration Mentorship program links members of the local
business community who are willing to serve as mentors to junior and senior
students who show an interest in the career field of the mentor. Mentorship
involves intensive job shadowing and/or mentorship in which the student
achieves the competencies of the course through a combination of on the job
study and individualized research. The parent, guidance counselor, and
principal must approve student participation in the mentorship program.
Additionally, students must complete an Educational Plan. This plan must be
approved by the career mentorship coordinator prior to the placement. A
maximum of two units of credit may be applied towards graduation.

Advanced Placement (AP)
AP courses allow high achieving, highly motivated high school students to
undertake college-level academic learning. AP exams (administered in May)
give students the opportunity to receive college credit, advanced placement
or both from hundreds of colleges and universities that participate in the AP
program. AP courses make substantial academic demands on students.
Students are required to do considerable outside reading and other
assignments to demonstrate the analytical skills and writing abilities
expected of college freshmen.

Auburn Career Center
The offerings at Auburn Career Center and its satellite buildings provide juniors
and seniors a variety of career choices. While students are obtaining a
marketable skill, they are able to take three (3) academic classes at the home
school. Applications for Auburn Career Center are available in the guidance
office. Programs available include the following:

Career Training Programs                     College Tech Prep Programs
Alternative Energy Technology                Allied Health Technology
Automotive Collision Repair                  CAD Engineering Technology
Automotive Technology                        CISCO Networking
Business Computer Services                   Construction Engineering Technology
Construction                                 Interactive Media Technology
Cosmetology                                  Internet Programming and Hardware
Culinary Arts                                Sports Medicine
Early Childhood Education
Emergency Medical Services
Greenhouse & Landscaping
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Patient Care Technician

Post Secondary Enrollment Options
Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program where qualified high
school students enroll either full or part-time in a local college for high school
and or college credit. Admission requirements vary for each participating
college. The PSEO program is intended to supplement the student‟s high
school curriculum. To be eligible for the program a student must meet the
following criteria:

      a)    be a full time high school student
      b)    attend a required informational meeting to learn the advantages
            and disadvantages of the program; this parent/student meeting
            is held in March at Chardon High School
      c)    student and parent must sign an “intent to participate” form and
            turn it in to the Guidance Office no later than March 31st.
      d)    be accepted by the college the student wishes to attend.
            Local colleges typically admit only juniors and seniors with at
            least a 3.00 GPA.

              Guidelines for Determining
           Extra-Curricular Eligibility at CHS
According to the eligibility policy for the Chardon Local
School District students must meet the following main
      Earn at least a 1.5 GPA for the quarter prior to participation
      Earn no F‟s (failing grades) during the quarter prior to participation
      Be enrolled in at least 5 “full value” courses during the quarter prior to
       participation. “Full value” means that the class is a full year class
       worth 1 credit or a semester class worth .5 credit. Students are
       strongly encouraged to take 6 full value courses.

   The following courses are not full or half value courses:
    PE 9, Team Sports, International Sports, Lifetime Activities,
     Training/Conditioning, PE Assistant and any FCS courses that are
     taught during a 22 minute lunch periods, Peer Mentoring.

Additional Information
 Only grades issued for the quarter grading periods count toward
  eligibility. Final exam scores, semester grades, and year-end grades are
  not considered.
 Eligibility changes on the 5th school day after the end of a grading period.
 Students who are ineligible may not practice with an athletic team while
  they are ineligible.
 Families should review the schedules of their sons/daughters prior to each
  quarter to be sure they meet the eligibility requirements. Keep in mind
  that dropping a course during the school year may result in ineligibility.
 Students on an I.E.P. are exempt from the G.P.A. criteria but can not
  receive any F‟s.
 Students enrolled in college courses through the PSEO program should
  make an appointment with their counselor to determine eligibility.
 Please contact the Guidance Department (285-4060) or Athletic
  Department (286-0414) if there are any questions regarding eligibility.

There are several other factors that can affect a student’s eligibility
for athletics. These include age limitations, school transfers,
residence rules, participation on non-school teams, etc. Please refer
to the eligibility pamphlet given out at the beginning of each athletic
season or contact the Athletic Director at 286-0414 for more

            Ninth Grade Course Offerings
         Art                          Foreign Language
Art I                     1        French I *                1
Business & Technology              French II *               1
The ABC‟s of Investing    0.5      Spanish I *               1
Keyboarding               0.5      Spanish II *              1
Managing Your Personal    0.5        Health and Phys Ed
  Computer Technology              Health/Summer School      0.5
Word & Powerpoint         0.5      Phys Ed/Summer School     0.25
Excel & Access            0.5      Health                    0.5
Web Design I              0.5      Phys Ed Survey (Sem)      0.25
Web Design II             0.5            Mathematics
Desktop Publishing        0.5      Algebra I * Reg.          1
      English Courses              Algebra I * Ext.          1
English I G *             1                                  1
English I A *             1       Geometry H *               1
English II A *            1       Algebra II H *             1
English II H *            1             Miscellaneous
                                  Yearbook                   1
                                  Writing/Publications       1
  Family Consumer Sci.            Music Theory               1
Career Exploration      0.5       Symphonic Band             1
Foods and Nutrition     0.5       Concert Choir              1
On Your Own             0.5       Symphonic Chorale          1
Parenting/Child Dev.    0.5                Science
Personal & School Mgt   0.5       Physical Science *         1
Teen Issues             0.5       Physical Science H *       1
Interior Design         0.5             Social Studies
 Freshman Mentoring Pr.           Modern World History *     1
Freshman Advisory       0.5       Modern World History H *   1
*NCAA “Core Curriculum” Course, see page 31 for details.

                Tenth Grade Course Offerings
      COURSE TITLE            CREDIT          COURSE TITLE           CREDIT
             Art                            Foreign Language
Art I                         1         French I *                   1
Art II                        1         French II *                  1
Business & Technology                   French III *                 1
The ABC‟s of Investing        0.5       Spanish I *                  1
Accounting                    1         Spanish II *                 1
Keyboarding                   0.5       Spanish III *                1
Managing your Personal        0.5           Health and Phys Ed
   Computer Technology                  Health                       0.5
Word & PowerPoint             0.5       Phys Ed Survey (Sem)         0.25
Excel & Access                0.5       International Sports (Sem)   0.25
Desktop Publishing            0.5       Team Sports (Sem)            0.25
Web Design I                  0.5       Training/Conditioning (Sem   0.25
Web Design II                 0.5       Training/Conditioning (Sem   0.25
            English                             Mathematics
English II G *                1         Geometry *                   1
English II A *                1         Algebra II * Reg.            1
English II H *                1         Algebra II H*                1
English III A *               1         Pre-Calculus H *             1
English III H *               1         AP Statistics *              1
Theatre Arts I *              0.5              Miscellaneous
Theatre Arts II *             0.5       Yearbook                     1
                                        Writing/Publications         1
                                        Writing/Publications II      1
 Family Consumer Science                             Music
Career Exploration            0.5       Music Theory                 1
Foods and Nutrition           0.5       Symphonic Band               1
Interior Design               0.5       Winds Ensemble               1
On Your Own                   0.5       Concert Choir                1
Parenting/Child Dev.          0.5       Symphonic Chorale            1
Personal & School Mgt         0.5                  Science
Teen Issues                   0.5       Biology *                    1
                              0.5       Biology H *                  1
                                                Social Studies
                                        20 Century US History *      1
                                        20th Century US History H*   1
                                        International Relations *    0.5
*NCAA “Core Curriculum” Course see page 31 for details.

                  Eleventh Grade Course Offerings
        COURSE TITLE                    CREDIT          COURSE TITLE              CREDIT
            Art                                   Spanish I *                     1
Art I                                   1         Spanish II *                    1
Art II                                  1         Spanish III *                   1
Art III                                 1         Spanish IV *                    1
Drawing/Painting A                      0.5          Health and Phys Ed
Drawing/Painting B                      0.5        International Sports (Sem)     0.25
Pottery                                 0.5       Team Sports (Sem)               0.25
Sculpture                               0.5       Training/Conditioning (Sem 1)   0.25
 Business & Technology                            Training/Conditioning (Sem 2)   0.25
The ABC‟s of Investing                  0.5       Phys. Ed. Assistant (Sem)       0.25
Accounting                              1                 Mathematics
Keyboarding                             0.5       Algebra II * Reg.               1
Managing your Personal Finances         0.5       Algebra II * Ext.               1
  Computer Technology                             Elementary Statistics           1
Word & Powerpoint                       0.5       Pre-Calculus *                  1
Excel & Access                          0.5       Pre-Calculus H *                1
Desktop Publishing                      0.5       AP Statistics *                 1
Web Design I                            0.5       AP Calculus AB *                1
Web Design II                           0.5       AP Calculus BC *
AP Computer Science A*                  1                Miscellaneous
             English                              Yearbook                        1
English III G *                         1         Writing/Publications            1
English III A *                         1         Writing/Publications II         1
English III H *                         1                       Music
English IV H *                          1         Music Theory                    1
Debate *                                0.5       Symphonic Band                  1
Speech *                                0.5       Wind Ensemble                   1
Theatre Arts I *                        0.5       Concert Choir                   1
Theatre Arts II *                       0.5       Symphonic Chorale               1
                                                  Environmental Science *         1
                                                  Astronomy *                     0.5
 Family Consumer Science                          Chemistry *                     1
Career Exploration                      0.5       Chemistry H *                   1
Foods and Nutrition                     0.5       Physics *                       1
Interior Design                         0.5       AP Physics C*                   1
On Your Own                             0.5       Anatomy & Biotechnology         1
Parenting/Child Dev.                    0.5
Personal & School Mgt                   0.5              Social Studies
Teen Issues                             0.5       AP World History *              1
Teaching Assistant                      0.5       AP U.S. History *               1
     Foreign Language                             Psychology *                    0.5
French I *                              1         Sociology *                     0.5
French II *                             1         International Relations *       0.5
French III *                            1         Criminal Justice *              0.5
French IV *                             1         Economics *                     0.5
*NCAA “Core Curriculum” Course, see page 31 for                       details

                  Twelfth Grade Course Offerings
          COURSE TITLE                 CREDIT          COURSE TITLE              CREDIT
             Art Courses                        AP French Language *             1
Art I                                  1        AP Spanish Language*             1

Art II                                 1              Health and Phys Ed
Art III                                1        International Sports (Sem)       0.25
Art IV                                 1        Team Sports (Sem)                0.25
Drawing/Painting A                     0.5      Training/Conditioning (Sem 1)    0.25
Drawing/Painting B                     0.5      Training/Conditioning (Sem 2)    0.25
Pottery                                0.5      Phys. Ed. Assistant (Sem)        0.25
Sculpture                              0.5                Mathematics
        Business & Technology                   Algebra II * Reg.                1
The ABC‟s of Investing                 0.5      Algebra II * Ext.                1
Accounting                             1        Elementary Statistics*           1
Keyboarding                            0.5      College Prep Math*               1
Managing your Personal Finances        0.5      Pre-Calculus *                   1
        Computer Technology                     AP Calculus AB *                 1
Word & Powerpoint                      0.5      AP Calculus BC *                 1
Excel & Access                         0.5      AP Statistics *                  1
Desktop Publishing                     0.5      Multivariable Calculus III *     1
Web Design I                           0.5               Miscellaneous
Web Design II                          0.5      Yearbook                         1
AP Computer Science A *                1        Writing/Publications             1
                English                         Writing/Publications II          1
English IV G *                         1                      Music
English IV A *                         1        Music Theory                     1
English IV H *                         1        Symphonic Band                   1
AP English Literature & Composition*   1        Winds Ensemble                   1
Debate *                               0.5      Concert Choir                    1
Speech *                               0.5      Symphonic Chorale                1
Theatre Arts I *                       0.5                   Science
Theatre Arts II *                      0.5      Environmental Science *          1
                                                Astronomy *                      0.5
                                                Chemistry *                      1
   Family Consumer Science                      Chemistry H *                    1
Career Exploration                     0.5      AP Chemistry *                   1
Foods and Nutrition                    0.5      Chemistry Lab Assistant          1
On Your Own                            0.5      Physics *                        1
Interior Design                        0.5      AP Physics C*                    1
Parenting/Child Dev.                   0.5      Anatomy & Biotechnology          1
Personal & School Mgt                  0.5
Teen Issues                            0.5               Social Studies
Teaching Assistant                     0.5      AP World History *               1
      Freshman Mentoring                        AP U.S. History *                1
Peer Mentoring                         0.5      US Government *                  0.5
          Foreign Language                      AP Government & Politics: US *   0.5
French II *                            1        AP European History *            0.5
French III *                           1        International Relations *        0.5
French IV *                            1        Psychology *                     0.5
Spanish II *                           1        Criminal Justice *               0.5
Spanish III *                          1        Sociology *                      0.5
Spanish IV *                           1        Economics *                      0.5
*NCAA “Core Curriculum” Course, see page 31 for details

                       Course Descriptions

Those students wishing to major in art in college should take a serious attitude toward all
the course offerings. The development of a portfolio begins at the freshman level in Art I
and continues through Art IV. To be able to achieve one's maximum learning potential from
the Art Program, classes should be taken in the following order: Freshman - Art I,
Sophomore Art II, Junior- Art III and Drawing/Painting, Senior -Art IV, Pottery and
Sculpture. Art may also be taken for personal enrichment.

Art I                                           This course is designed for the serious art
Grades 9-12 -1 credit                           student who wishes to enhance the
It is required that students take this          development of their individual portfolio
course before taking any other art              for admission to an art college. Media and
courses.                                        techniques will be reviewed from Art I and
This is an introductory course that offers      Art II with further development on
the basics in design, drawing, painting,        problem solving and technical skills. New
pottery and printmaking. It is designed for     technical problems will be introduced with
the student who wishes to develop a basic       one quarter emphasis on graphic design.
understanding of the elements and               An outside sketchbook is required
principles of art using a variety of basic      weekly.
media and technical applications. A
sampling of historical periods in art will be   Art IV
introduced. An outside sketchbook is            Grade 12 -1 credit
required.                                       Prerequisite: Art III. It is
                                                recommended that this course be
Art II                                          taken in conjunction with Pottery
Grades 10-12 -1 credit                          and/or Sculpture.
Prerequisite: Art I. It is required that        This course is designed for the art student
a student takes this course before              who is seriously considering furthering
taking Art III, Painting/Drawing or             one‟s education in art and wishes to
Pottery/Sculpture.                              develop a portfolio for college scholarship.
This course is designed for the student         Those students who wish Advanced
who wishes to further develop individual        Placement credit may do so through this
abilities in the technical application of the   course. Emphasis will be placed on the
elements and principles of art. In this         quality of one‟s work showing excellence
course, the student will further develop        in its execution. Advanced areas to be
the basics taught in Art I and become           addressed will include: portfolio
familiar with new media and techniques in       preparation for presentation, higher level
the areas of various drawing (using             conceptual development and production in
various media), painting, printmaking and       painting, drawing, printmaking, and 2D
pottery. An outside sketchbook is               design. Media integration through
required weekly.                                exploration in will be stressed as well. A
                                                weekly outside sketchbook is
Art III                                         required.
Grades 11-12 -1 credit
Prerequisite: Art II. It is
recommended that this course be
taken along with Drawing/Painting
during the junior year.

Drawing/Painting A                              pastel, collage, & computers are examples
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                       of types of work which may be covered
Prerequisite: Art II or with                    during the semester.      Self-expression,
permission of an art instructor.                creativity and communication of ideas will
Recommended to be taken with                    be emphasized through a variety of
Drawing/Painting B. Students are                projects.    New techniques and artists
encouraged to take this course in               related to subjects or techniques will be
conjunction with Art III.                       studied. Outside work (sketchbook) is
This is the first part of a course designed     also required seven times per quarter.
for the student who wishes to continue
developing individual abilities and visual
skills while focusing on drawing and            Pottery
painting media. Subjects such as                Grades 11-12- .50 credit
imagination, life-study, illustration           Prerequisite: Art II or the permission
problems, still-life and media such as          of an art instructor. It is
watercolors, colored pencil, pen & ink,         recommended that this course be
charcoal, oil pastel & computers are            taken in conjunction with Art IV.
examples of the types of work which may         This course is designed for the student
be covered during the semester. Self-           who wishes to further develop skills in clay
expression, creativity and communication        to create functional pottery. Projects will
of ideas will be emphasized through a           include the methods of other cultures,
variety of projects. New techniques and         hand building and wheel throwing
artists related to subjects or techniques       techniques. The student should be
will be studied. Outside work                   competent in drawing.
(sketchbook) is also required seven
times per quarter.

Drawing/Painting B                              Grades 11-12- .50 credit
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                       Prerequisite: Art II or the permission
Prerequisite: Art II or with permission         of an art instructor. It is
of an art instructor. Recommended to            recommended that this course be
be taken with Drawing/Painting A.               taken in conjunction with Art IV.
Students are encouraged to take this            In this course the student will develop
course in conjunction with Art III.             individual abilities in three dimensional
This is the second part of a course             forms. The course will explore a variety of
designed for the student who wishes to          sculptural media to create nonfunctional
continue developing individual abilities        art. The context of each artwork will be
and visual skills using a variety of drawing    based on a cultural style, time period or
and painting media. Subjects such as            individual artist‟s work. Projects may
expressive      portraiture,     abstraction,   include self-portraits, figures, abstractions
imagination, still-life, and media such as      and non-objective forms. The student
oils, printmaking, colored pencil, oil          should be competent in drawing.

                           BUSINESS EDUCATION
The ABC’s of Investing*
Grades 9-12- .50 credit                          Keyboarding*
Prerequisite: Algebra I                          Grades 9-12- .50 credit
Saving and investing are the keys to a           Computer keying, both accurately and
financially sound future. It‟s never too         quickly, is a necessary job skill as well as
soon to start learning about them. Make          an important personal skill for college and
your money work for you! Investigate             efficient computer use. Proper finger
saving and investment alternatives               placement as well as report, letter, e-mail
including certificates of deposit (CD's),        and outline formatting will be learned.
stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate,        Competency, accuracy, and speed are
and retirement/estate plans. Through             stressed in this one semester course.
participating in an on-line stock market         The cost of a reference guide (which the
simulation, you will plan, purchase and          student keeps) is included in the course
evaluate a virtual stock market portfolio.       fee.
The cost of the required workbook is
included in the course fee.
                                                 Managing Your Personal Finances*
                                                 Grades 9-12- .50 credit
Accounting I *                                   This one semester course helps the
Grades 10-12--1 credit                           student understand the concepts and skills
Regardless of your career path, Accounting       needed to manage his/her money and
will help prepare you to be an educated          make more informed financial decisions.
business professional and an informed            Topics covered include: financial and
consumer. Accounting is the „language of         career planning, budgeting, consumerism,
business.‟ In this course the student will       banking, consumer credit, housing
learn the basic principles, practices and        choices, saving and investing, taxes,
terminology of Accounting for both a service     insurance, and retirement/estate
business and a corporation. This includes        planning. The cost of the required
recording journal entries, posting to ledgers,   workbook is included in the course fee.
and preparing worksheets and financial
reports. The cost of the required workbook is
included in the course fee. Students must
complete a simulation project.

*A signed “Internet Acceptable Use Policy” for is required
for all classes.

                         COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification program provides computer program
literacy, measures proficiency, and identifies opportunities for enhancement of skills.
Successful candidates receive a Microsoft Office Specialist certification credential that
sets them apart from their peers in the competitive job market. The certificate is a
valuable credential that is recognized worldwide as proof that an individual has the
desktop computing skills needed to work productively and efficiently.

Microsoft Office: Word & PowerPoint *           Web Design I*
Grades 9-12- .50 credit                         Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
Students will learn the necessary skills to     Learn the HTML necessary to create web
successfully pass the Microsoft Office          sites. This course is a project based
Specialist Exams for Word and PowerPoint.       course. The student will learn through the
Word is a word processing application; and      implementation of 8 projects which will
PowerPoint is a presentation application.       cover beginning through intermediate
These exams can be taken at a testing           HTML programming including image
location for a fee.                             mapping, dividing an image with hotspots,
                                                using frames, creating forms, and working
                                                with style sheets. This course involves a
Microsoft Office: Excel & Access                significant amount of independent work.
*Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                       Students taking the course should be
Students will learn the necessary skills to     highly motivated and organized.
successfully pass the Microsoft Office
Specialist Exams for Excel and Access. Excel
is a spreadsheet application; and Access is a
database application. These exams can be        Web Design II*
taken at a testing location for a fee.          Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
                                                Pre-requisite: Web Design I, or
                                                approval from instructor
Desktop Publishing*                             This second course in Web Design covers
Grades 10-12- .50 credit                        advanced HTML, including CSS JavaScript,
Pre-requisite: Microsoft Office                 DHTML and XML, with an additional 3
Specialist Word & PowerPoint, or                units in JavaScript. Students learn
approval from instructor.                       through the creation of projects,
Learn to use Word, Publisher, In Design         culminating in the programming of a
and PhotoShop to create exciting and            shopping cart web application. The
informative, for print publications, cards,     student will be able to create websites
flyers and portfolios. This is a great course   that are not only well designed and
for those students interested in taking the     visually appealing, but are interactive as
Year Book, or Newspaper courses.                well. This course involves a significant
Students who are pursuing advanced              amount of independent work. Students
study in art may also find this beneficial in   taking the course should be highly
creating an electronic portfolio.               motivated and organized.

AP Computer Science A*                        selection of appropriate algorithms and
Grades 11-12 -1 credit                        structures to solve programming
Pre-requisite: Web Design I or II, or         problems; and the reading, interpretation
approval from instructor.                     and modification of the AP Case Study.
Learn to program in JAVA, and prepare for     You can download the full course
the AP exam at the same time! Topics of       description at
study include: the design and                 http://www.collegeboard.com/apstu
implementation of computer-based              dents. This course will cover the content
solutions to problems in several              necessary to prepare the student for the A
application areas; the development and        or the AP Computer Science A exam.

NOTE - *Proper finger placement on the keyboard is not covered in the computer courses.
While not required, students will benefit from having completed a keyboarding course.

A signed “Internet Acceptable Use Policy” for is required
for all classes.

Please note that all English courses will require summer reading.

General English courses study the processes of communication that include: listening,
viewing, speaking, dramatizing, reading, and writing. Becoming skillful in these processes
is essential to academic, vocational and personal success.

Accelerated English courses study the same processes described above but are designed
to challenge students who have demonstrated above average skill in reading and writing,
and advanced understanding of language.

Honors English courses study the processes of the language arts in depth. Created for
students who comprehend and use various forms of communication with ease and insight,
the course of study expects students to exhibit personal initiative and independence as well
as creativity and insight. Students are admitted based on staff recommendations and past

English I
Grade 9 -1 credit                                 English III
This course emphasizes communication              Grades 10-11 -1 credit
skills, both written and oral, as a               Prerequisite: English II
foundation for future English courses.            Students will continue studying the
English I Summer Reading                          processes of communication, focusing on
General        Accelerated     Honors             persuasive writing, speaking, and readings
There will be There will be Jane Eyre             from traditional American literature.
required       required
summer         summer                             English III Summer Reading
reading in     reading in                         General       Accelerated   Honors
this course    this course                        There will be There will be The Grapes
                               The Hobbit         required      required      of Wrath
                                                  summer        summer
English II                                        reading in    reading in
Grades 9-10 -1 credit                             this course   this course
Prerequisite: English I                                                       Fahrenheit
Students read selected novels, short                                          451
stories, poems and essays as well as study                                    Inherit the
concepts and terms associated with these                                      Wind
forms of writing. The course will continue
the development of skills in writing,
reading, and speaking.                            English IV
                                                  Grades 11-12 -1 credit
English II Summer Reading                         Prerequisite: English III
General        Accelerated    Honors              Students will conclude their high school
There will be There will be A Separate            study of English in this course which
required       required       Peace               emphasizes application and extension of
summer         summer                             the language skills acquired in previous
reading     in reading     in                     courses. Students read selections from
this course    this course                        traditional literature with emphasis on
                              When the            British Literature and from contemporary
                              Legends Die         selections. Students will write for a
                                                  variety of purposes and audiences.

English IV Summer Reading                            The purpose of this course is to provide
General       Accelerated   Honors                   students with the basic knowledge with
There will be There will be The Picture              which to develop the skills necessary to
required      required      of Dorian                participate successfully in structured
summer        summer        Gray                     debate, group discussion, and persuasive
reading in    reading in                             speech. Each of these areas depends
this course   this course                            greatly on analytical skills, reasoning
                            The Legend               skills, and persuasive skills for success;
                            of Dr.                   therefore, all are emphasized throughout
                            Faustus                  the course. Through various classroom
                                                     activities (group discussions, debates,
                                                     speeches), students have an opportunity
AP Literature and Composition                        to present their opinions and to prove the
Grade 12 -1 credit                                   validity of these opinions.
Prerequisite: English IV Honors or
teacher recommendation.
This college level English course                    Fundamentals of Speech
emphasizes composition and literary                  Grades 10-12- .50 credit
analysis of literature. Students will be             (Recommended for accelerated
expected to take the four-hour College               students)
Board Advanced Placement Test in May.                Fundamentals of Speech will offer
The student's test score and his/her                 students an opportunity to develop public
college will determine if college credit for         speaking skills through a comprehensive
this course is given.                                semester speech course. Open to all
                                                     students in grades 10-12 this course will
AP English Summer Reading                            explore the many facets of speech
How to Read Literature Like a Professor              communication from basic communication
….and one of the following:                          principles to media presentations. The
Invisible Man                                        course is student-centered allowing you to
Wuthering Heights or                                 improve your public speaking abilities
The Fountainhead                                     through a variety of speech formats. This
                                                     course is highly recommended for the
                                                     college bound student.

Reading Essentials
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                             Theatre Arts I
***This course will not be offered for               Grades 10-12 - .50 credit
the 2009-2010 school year.                           Do you enjoy being up and moving
This one semester course is recommended for          around? Do you enjoy getting to know the
students who have difficulties in reading and who    other members of your classes? Do you
perform below their expected reading level.          need a fine arts credit? This survey
The course will review basic skills and strategies   course will give students a basic
through a variety of reading materials with a        understanding of what theatre is all
certified reading teacher.                           about. It includes reading plays, and
                                                     looking at the different aspects of
Debate/Persuasion                                    dramatic arts. We will work on building
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                            characters, and on building your personal
This course is recommended for                       self-confidence. This is a fun class and
college preparatory students as well                 may include a performance of some kind.
as students who will need public
speaking skills for their careers.
(Recommended for accelerated
Debate is a specialized study of oral
communication dealing more specifically
with skills of analysis and persuasion.

Theatre Arts II                                  fine-tuning vocal and movement skills as
Grades 10-12 - .50 credit                        well as elements of working together with
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I                     scene partners. Some students may want
Be sure to save room in your schedule for        to prepare monologues for college
the second half of Theatre Arts. This will       auditions or community theatre. At the
allow you to fill out the year and to use        end of the year there is a performance
the two courses to fulfill a fine arts credit.   which will involve some basic technical
Students will now delve more into acting,        work as well as acting and directing.

Personal & School Management
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                        Career Exploration
Participation in the Freshman                   Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
Mentoring Program is mandatory and              In this course find out what kind of career
all freshmen will earn this credit              you are best suited for. Learn how to find
through this program. This is a course          and keep a job. Gain valuable on the job
designed to help the student be successful      experience. Content includes: career
in both school and life. It is for the          research and planning, portfolio building,
student who needs help getting and              job search and on the job skills, and
staying organized. Class content includes:      techniques for balancing work and
study skills, including: learning styles,       personal life. Students enrolled will
how to take notes, reading a textbook,          participate in a job shadowing experience.
taking tests, and memorization
techniques; setting and reaching goals;         Career Exploration Mentorship
decision making; and time and stress             Grades 11-12 - .50 - 2 credits
management. It is for the student who           This course is community centered and
needs extra help as well as for the student     executed in an independent study format.
who would just like to improve his/her          Mentorship involves intensive job
skills.                                         shadowing and or mentorship in which the
                                                student achieves the competencies of the
Teen Issues                                     course through a combination of on the
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                        job study and individualized research.
This course is for the student who wants        Students will be exposed to a variety of
to study issues and problems adolescents        activities related to career planning such
face living life in the 21st Century.           as: creating an educational plan, working
Content varies depending on the needs of        with a career mentorship coordinator to
students and the times, but could include       identify potential careers of interest,
topics such as: violence, teen pregnancy,       research a career fields, attend Career Fair
substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual       Days, complete self evaluations, etc. At
harassment, racism, date rape, etc. The         the close of the experience, an evaluation
student is introduced to processes and          process will take place. The student will
strategies for dealing with troubling           present his/her findings of the mentorship
and/or stressful situations. The emphasis       experience. A portfolio will include items
is on the development of character,             such as: logs, journals, assignments,
leadership, citizenship and personal            samples, photographs, videotapes, etc.

On Your Own                                     PERSONAL FINANCE
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                        Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
This course is a simulation of living life in   ***This course will not be offered
the real world. Students in this class will     during the 2009-10 school year.
select housing, find a job, open a checking     This course is designed to help the student
account, pay bills, and deal with crisis        make the most of his/her money. Content
situations and many other real life             includes: making informed choices, budgeting,
experiences. Subject matter includes            banking, credit, taxes, investing, legal rights &
personal finance, career development,           responsibilities, transportation, insurance,
housing, clothing, and foods. The               housing, clothing, and food choices.
emphasis is on setting and reaching goals,
management, relating to others, solving
problems, and teamwork.

Foods and Nutrition                                   Parenting/Child Development
Grades 9-12 - 1/2 credit                              Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
This course is for students who enjoy                 This course is a study of children, their
learning about and working with food,                 development, and how to care for them.
Content includes: life long food choices,             Content includes: readiness and
wellness & nutrition, planning, preparing &           preparation for parenthood, roles &
serving food, shopping for food, eating               responsibilities of parents, the physical,
out, and eating disorders.                            social, emotional and intellectual
                                                      development of children at various ages.
                                                      Offered in this course are opportunities for
Sports Nutrition                                      hands on experiences, observing and
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                              interacting with children.
***This course will not be offered
during the 2009-2010 school year.                     Interior Design
This course is for students interested in health,     Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
fitness and nutrition for an active lifestyle.        This course is a study of housing and
Content is similar to foods & nutrition but also      home decorating. Content includes styles
includes: analyzing ones personal diet, body          of houses, selecting housing, elements
fat analysis, athlete’s nutritional needs, losing     and principles of design, furnishings, floor
and gaining weight – the safe way, advertising,       plans, and careers. The student will
and preparing and serving nutritionally sound         complete several projects including wood
meals.                                                finishing.

Family Studies                                        Teaching Assistant
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                              Grade 12 -1 credit
 *** This course will not be offered                  Prerequisite: two credits of FCS, and
during the 2009-2019 school year.                     teacher permission.
This course is a study of all areas of family life.   This is an advanced course involving
Content includes: family, self-exploration,           leadership both in and out of the
dating, marriage, parenting, conflict and crisis      classroom.
management, communication and problem
solving.                                              Living Skills I & II
                                                      Grades 9-12 - .50 credit
Fashion                                               This course is designed to help student
Grades 9-12 - .50 credit                              (particularly those on IEPs) make the
***This course will not be offered                    transition from high school to independent
during the 2009-2010 school year.                     living and the world of work. The student
This course is a study of all areas of fashion        will experience hands on activities in such
and clothing construction. Content includes           areas as money management, finding and
personal clothing selection, wardrobe planning,       keeping a job, planning, preparing and
buying clothes, history of fashion, careers in        serving food, finding and maintaining
fashion and fashion design. Clothing                  housing, caring for clothing, being a
construction is individualized to meet the            responsible consumer, relating to others,
needs of the advanced or beginning sewing             and making decision. The student is
student.                                              taught through everyday life activities.
                                                      Additionally the course teaches basic
                                                      academics, such as language arts, math,
                                                      science and social studies, as they are
                                                      applied to real world situations.

Peer Mentoring                            whose responsibilities incorporate taking
Grade 12 - .50 credit                     daily attendance, planning daily classroom
 At the heart of the Freshman Mentoring   activities, tutoring students with academic
Program (FMP) are the Senior Mentors.     need, facilitating small group discussions,
Seniors apply the previous spring to      leading mini lessons and communicating
become one of 60 classroom mentors        with the FMP Coordinators.

                            FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Chardon High School currently offers French and Spanish. One language is not easier to
learn than the other. Both involve skill in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well
as memorization of vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. Please note that the Foreign
Language department strongly recommends a minimum final grade of C before a student
advances to the next level in either language. Foreign Language is not required for
graduation from high school. Foreign Language is recommended for college bound
students. Some, not all, colleges require two or more years of a language

French I/Spanish I                                 especially in the use of more complex
Grades 9-11 -1 credit                              grammar and a variety of verb tenses.
This course is an introduction to                  Studies in culture, reading, and
communicating in French or Spanish by              communicative skill are more detailed and
means of building basic vocabulary and             more refined.
developing the skills of listening,
speaking, reading, and writing. The class          French IV/Spanish IV
includes an introduction to culture in the         Grades 11-12 -1 credit
various countries where the languages are          Prerequisite: French III, Spanish III.
spoken. Strong memorization skills and an          This advanced course takes the student
understanding of grammar concepts and              further into advanced grammar and
usage is required in this course. Students         communicative skill, along with a detailed
who struggle in English classes may find           study of culture topics such as film, music,
foreign language very challenging.                 art, and historical figures. Our reading
                                                   activities include selections from authentic
FrenchII/Spanish II                                (that is, “real”) literature. This level also
Grades 9-12 -1 credit                              provides the beginnings of preparation for
Prerequisite: French I, Spanish I.                 placement testing for college credit.
Our second-year course builds on the
foundation established in level I. The             AP French Language/AP Spanish
class expands grammar concepts, along              Language
with further study of culture, vocabulary,         Grade 12 -1 credit
and skills in communication.                       Prerequisite: French IV, Spanish IV.
                                                   Our fifth-year course is geared for those
                                                   wishing to obtain college credit, especially
                                                   on the AP exam. The class includes
French III/Spanish III                             grammar review, writing, and
Grades 10-12 -1 credit                             conversation. In addition to practice for
Prerequisite: French II, Spanish II.               taking the AP exam, students will study
This course takes the student to a more            detailed culture topics (similar to level IV),
sophisticated level in the language,               current events, and literature.

It is recommended that freshman take physical education and health during their 9th grade
year. However, they can take these courses during 10th grade if they choose. Survey of
Physical Education, fulfills half of the physical education graduation requirement, and is a
pre-requisite for all other physical education classes. During the sophomore, junior, or
senior year, students must take an additional semester of physical education to complete
the graduation requirement.

Health                                            International Sports
Grades 9-10 - .50 credit                          Grades 10-12 -.25 credit
This one semester required course focuses         Prerequisite: Survey of Physical Ed
on the capacity of an individual to obtain,       This course is designed to teach the
interpret, and understand basic health            student a variety of sports developed in
information and services. It also is aimed        other countries. Students will participate
at developing skills to use information and       in sports such as: cricket, team handball,
services, which are health enhancing.             takraw-ball, boccie ball, peteka, poona
Students may be certified in Adult, Infant,       and others with a foreign origin. Students
Child CPR pending fulfillment of                  will learn game rules, basic skills, game
requirements from the American Red                play, game strategies and officiating
Cross.                                            techniques.

Survey of Physical Education                      Team Sports
Grades 9-10 - .25 credit                          Grades 10-12 -.25 credit
This course is designed to introduce              Prerequisite: Survey of Physical Ed.
students to a variety of physical education       This course is designed to teach students
activities and develop skills necessary for       skills, techniques and strategies necessary
participation in wellness activities, sports,     to play a variety of team sports which may
games and leisure-time pursuits while             include: volleyball, basketball, softball,
helping them develop sportsmanship and            soccer, speedball, broomball and lacrosse.
etiquette. Students are evaluated on the          Students will also be instructed in the
one mile run and individual fitness               rules of the game and in officiating
improvement in sit ups, shuttle run, bench        techniques. Team strategy and concepts
press, long jump, jump rope and any               of team play will be emphasized.
other areas as determined within the              Students will be evaluated on their
curriculum. Scheduled activities may              knowledge of the rules of the game, skill
include soccer or speedball, floor hockey,        abilities, game participation, team play
basic tumbling, aerobics, self-defense,           and officiating skills.
angleball, team handball and Frisbee
games. Many of these games and
activities are offered in our advanced            Lifetime Activities
physical education courses. This course           Grades 10-12 - .25 credit
will assist students in making an informed        ***This course will not be offered
decision when choosing from among                 during the 2009-2010 school year.
advanced course offerings to complete             Prerequisite: Survey of Physical Education.
physical education requirements.                  This course is designed to teach students skills
                                                  and activities that can be incorporated into a
                                                  lifetime fitness program. Students will learn
                                                  leisure time activities that may include golf,
                                                  orienteering, shuffleboard, pickelball, personal
                                                  fitness, archery and horseshoes. Students will
                                                  be evaluated on their knowledge of the
                                                  activity/game, skill abilities, active
                                                  participation and officiating skills.
Training and Conditioning
Grades 10-12 - .25 credit                      Physical Education Assistant
Prerequisite: Survey of Physical               Grades 11-12- .25 credit
Education.                                     Prerequisite: Survey of Physical
Students of all fitness levels will use        Education with a grade of C/Teacher
training, conditioning and nutritional         Recommendation. Prospective Physical
techniques to improve strength,                Education assistants must demonstrate
coordination, power, flexibility and speed.    skill, proficiency and the ability to serve in
These techniques include weight training,      a leadership role for other students.
plyometrics and stretching. It is              Responsibilities include equipment
organized around the "Bigger, Faster,          management, organizational duties,
Stronger" developmental program for            supervision and assistant instructional
physical and sports-related fitness.           role. Guidelines and permission forms are
Students will be evaluated on daily            available from instructors. This class
participation, work and nutritional records.   does not meet the physical education
This course is not recommended for             requirement for graduation. Students
athletes who are doing preseason or            must have completed both courses
in season conditioning with their              required for graduation.
specific sport.

The purpose of this document is to help parents with the proper placement of
students in the math curriculum. Students/parents who have any questions or
concerns pertaining to the math requirements for graduation, preparation for
college, proper placement in the curriculum, or course descriptions and content,
should contact their classroom mathematics teacher or guidance counselor.

                                 Student Placement
Subsequent math course placement is based on the current mathematics teacher‟s
recommendation. The recommendation takes into account a student‟s current level
of performance and understanding of the required mathematical skills and concepts.
If there are any questions about the teacher recommendation, please contact that

Student Placement in the math curriculum will be in one of three

Placement in the extended math sequence begins with a teacher‟s recommendation at the
Middle School and is dependent upon a student‟s individual ability, achievement,
standardized test scores, and Algebra I related readiness test score. The extended math
sequence includes an extended time, seven (7) periods per
week (vs. 5 periods per week in the regular sequence) Algebra I course, and an extended
time, seven (7) periods per week Algebra II course. The Geometry course in this sequence
does not include extended time, but instruction will include a higher level of Ohio
Graduation Test preparation and/or intervention.

Placement in the regular math sequence begins with a teacher‟s recommendation at the
Middle School and is dependent upon a student‟s individual ability, achievement,
standardized test scores, and Algebra I related readiness test score. The Algebra I,
Geometry, and Algebra II courses taught in the regular math sequence occur at a five (5)
periods per week regular pace.

Placement in the honors math sequences begins with a teacher‟s recommendation at the
Middle School and is contingent upon the completion of the appropriate prerequisite course
in eighth (8th) grade. This sequence is taught at an accelerated pace and includes additional
topics in each course.

      Students completing Algebra I Honors in 8th grade are enrolled in Geometry Honors
       in 9th grade.
      Student completing Geometry Honors in 8th grade are enrolled in Algebra II Honors in
       9th grade.

     Chardon High School Math Course Sequences and Progression
                        Grades 9 through 12

                                                                                Math Course

                               Pre-Algebra                                       Algebra I Reg.    Algebra I      Geometry
                                (Course 3)                                          Grade 8         Honors         Honors
                                  Grade 8                                           1 credit        Grade 8        Grade 8
                                                                                  Begins 2009       1 credit       2 credits

               Algebra I                             Algebra I                   Geom. Regular     Geometry       Algebra II
               Extended                              Regular                        Grade 9         Honors         Honors
                Grade 9                               Grade 9                       2 credits       Grade 9        Grade 9
                1 credit                              1 Credit                    Begins 2010       2 credits      3 credits

               Geometry                              Geometry                      Algebra II      Algebra II    Pre-Calculus
                Regular                               Regular                       Regular         Honors         Honors
               Grade 10                               Grade 10                      Grade 10        Grade 10       Grade 10
               2 credits                              2 credits                     3 credits       3 credits      4 credits

  Algebra II               Elementary                Algebra II                   Pre-Calculus    Pre-Calculus   AP Calculus
  Extended                  Statistics                Regular                       Regular         Honors        AB or BC
   Grade 11                 Grade 11                  Grade 11                      Grade 11        Grade 11       Grade 11
   3 credits                3 credits                 3 credits                     4 credits       4 credits      5 credits

 College Prep                       College Prep                 Pre-Calculus     AP Calculus     AP Calculus    Multivariable
    Math                               Math                        Regular         AB or BC        AB or BC         Calc.
   Grade 12                              Grade 12                  Grade 12         Grade 12        Grade 12       Grade 12
   4 credits                             4 credits                 4 credits        5 credits       5 credits      6 credits

This chart illustrates the typical progression of math courses; however, alternate selections
can be made. These options will be presented to students by their mathematics teachers
and guidance counselors each year. Placement into some courses may depend upon
student performance and teacher recommendation.

Doubling Courses
Doubling courses is defined as enrolling in two (2) mathematics courses at the same time in
order to move to a more advanced math sequence. Teachers may recommend some
students double-up (i.e. Geometry and Algebra II). Students are not required to follow this
recommendation. Doubling is only suggested for highly motivated students who wish to
advance within the math sequence and who understand the amount of time and effort that
it will take to be successful in doing so.

Calculator Policy
The CHS Math Department requires all students in high school to purchase or have access to
a graphing calculator. Graphing calculators are used throughout the math curriculum from
Algebra I through Calculus. There is no Leasing Program and no Purchase Program through
the C.H.S. Math Department for graphing calculators. Additional information will be
distributed to students in their respective math courses. Since specific calculators are
required, it is recommended that do not purchase a calculator until you receive the
information from your math teacher.

                                                Measuring Length and Area; 11. Surface
Algebra I                                       Area and Volume of Solids; 12. Coordinate
Grade 9 - 1 credit                              Geometry; 13. Constructions; 14. Proofs;
Prerequisites: Middle School Teacher            15. Application; 16. Transformations and
Recommendation                                  Symmetry.
This course extends the concepts of
arithmetic from constants to variables.
Algebra I is the basic foundation for all       Elementary Statistics (Elective)
courses of study that follow. Therefore,        Grades 11-12 - 1 credit
mastery of Algebra I concepts and skills is     Prerequisites: Algebra I and
necessary for success in subsequent             Geometry / Teacher Recommendation
mathematics courses.                            Elementary Statistics gives non-college
Topics: 1. Basic Math, Number Sense,            bound students an alternative to Algebra
and Pre-Algebra Concepts; 2. Solving            II to obtain the necessary 3rd credit of
Equations; 3. Solving and Graphing              math needed for graduation. It is a useful
Inequalities on a Number Line; 4.               and practical 3rd credit mathematics
Coordinate Geometry; 5. Graphing and            course. Its content is consistent with
Writing Equations and Inequalities in the       NCTM standards for high school students.
Coordinate Plane; 6. Solving Systems of         Statistics and Probability uses the
Linear Equations and Inequalities; 7.           Quantitative Literacy Series and features
Monomials (with Exponents), Polynomials,        topics, techniques, and activities that
and Factoring; 8. Radicals; 9. Quadratic        involve students with real data. Note:
Equations and Functions; 10. Graphing           entrance into Elementary Statistics after
and Exploring Non-Linear Functions; 11.         2009-2010 will be only through the “opt
Data Analysis – Statistics; 12. Data            out” procedure or by teacher approval.
Analysis – Probability.                         This class is not intended as an “open”
                                                elective once the Algebra II graduation
                                                requirement goes into effect for the
Geometry                                        current freshmen. Students are strongly
Grades 9-10 1 credit                            encouraged to complete Algebra II prior to
Prerequisites: Algebra I / Teacher              graduation. Not doing so may adversely
Recommendation                                  affect their ability to be accepted to a
Geometry is about shapes, their                 college or university after graduating from
properties, and relationships. Students         high school.
will be able to define a term, test a           Topics: 1. Introduction to Statistics; 2.
conjecture, and prove a theorem.                Descriptive Statistics; 3. Probability; 4.
Elements of Algebra I are also integrated       Discrete Probability Distributions and
and reviewed throughout the course.             Simulations; 5. Normal Probability
Topics: 1. Essentials of Geometry …             Distributions; 6. Confidence Intervals; 7.
Points to Planes; 2. Reasoning and Logic;       Hypothesis Testing with One Sample; 8.
3. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; 4.         Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples; 9.
Congruent Triangles; 5. Relationships           Correlation and Regression; 10. Chi-
(Properties) within Triangles; 6.               Square Tests and the F-Distribution; 11.
Similarity; 7. Right Triangles and              Non-Parametric Tests; 12. Class Projects,
                                                Field Trips, and Guest Speakers.
Trigonometry; 8. Quadrilaterals and
Polygons; 9. Properties of Circles; 10.
                                              Numbers; 6. Equations, Inequalities, and
Algebra II                                    Problem Solving; 7. Functions and
Grades 9-11 - 1 credit                        Graphs; 8. Geometry; 9. Mathematical
Prerequisites: Algebra I and                  Systems and Matrices; 10. Counting
Geometry / Teacher Recommendation             Techniques; 11. Probability; 12. Statistics;
A review of Algebra I precedes new topics     13. Your Money and Your Math; 14. Voting
of study. Topics covered briefly in Algebra   and Apportionment; 15. Graph Theory.
I are more fully developed and applied.
Algebra II is the gateway course for
minimum college level mathematics.
Topics: 1. Equations and Inequalities; 2.     Pre-Calculus
Linear Equations and Functions; 3. Linear     Grades 10-12 - 1 credit
Systems and matrices; 4. Quadratic            Prerequisites: Algebra II / Teacher
Functions and Factoring; 5. Polynomials       Recommendation
and Polynomial Functions; 6. Rational         This course deals with the study of
Exponents and Radical Functions; 7.           coordinate systems in one-dimensional
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; 8.     space, two-dimensional space, and three-
Rational Functions; 9. Quadratic Relations    dimensional space, relating algebraic,
and Conic Sections; 10. Counting Methods      geometric, analytical geometric, and
and Probability; 11. Data Analysis and        trigonometric concepts. Pre-Calculus
Statistics; 12. Sequences and Series; 13.     provides the fundamental background for
Trigonometric Ratios and Functions; 14.       the study of Calculus, and is therefore
Trigonometric Graphs, Identities, and         recommended for students planning to
Equations.                                    enroll in a post-secondary mathematics or
                                              science-based major.
                                              Topics: 1. Trigonometry; 2. Probability
College Prep Math (Elective - currently       and Statistics; 3. Polynomial, Power, and
being developed)                              Rational Functions; 4. Transcendental
Grades 11-12 - 1 credit                       Functions; 5. Parametric, Polar, and
Prerequisites: Algebra II / Teacher           Vector Relations; 6. Discrete Mathematics;
Recommendation                                7. Introduction to Calculus; 8. Analytical
This is a new fourth credit capstone math     Geometry; 9. Systems and Matrices.
course targeted to non-calculus intending
students who plan to enroll in a post-        AP Statistics (Elective)
secondary liberal arts, fine arts or social   Grades 10-12 - 1 credit
sciences field of study. Students             Prerequisites: Algebra II / Teacher
intending to take calculus or calculus-       Recommendation
based courses in post-secondary               This course is intended to introduce
education should take pre-calculus. Many      students to the major concepts and tools
of the problems in this course will           for collecting, analyzing, and drawing
demonstrate how math relates to               conclusions from data. It is strongly
sociology, psychology, business, and          recommended that students take the
technology. This course is designed to        Advanced Placement Exam in May.
show mathematics at work in areas with a      Because AP Statistics is not a “typical”
direct impact on students‟ lives (consumer    math course, interested students should
products and advertising, politics, the       not be discouraged from doubling-up with
economy, the Internet). This course will      another math course (i.e. Pre-Calculus).
help students develop the mathematical        Additional information will be distributed
literacy needed to vote smartly, shop         to students in their current mathematics
wisely, plan finances, and support their      courses.
opinions. It brings students the              Topics: Unit 1A - Exploratory Data
excitement of contemporary mathematical       Analysis – Graphical Displays; Unit 1B -
thinking and helps students think logically   Exploratory Data Analysis – Describing
and critically.                               Data with Numbers; Unit 2 - Exploratory
 Tentative Topics: 1. Problem Solving 2.      Data Analysis – Normal Distributions; Unit
Sets; 3. Logic; 4. Numeration Systems;        3 - Exploratory Data Analysis – Bivariate
5. Number Theory and the Real                 Data; Unit 4A - Exploratory Data Analysis
AP Statistics Cont’d. – Non-Linear Data;
Unit 4B - Exploratory Data Analysis –          AP Calculus BC
Interpreting Correlation and Regression;       Grades 11-12 - 1 credit
Unit 4C - Exploratory Data Analysis –          Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Honors
Relations in Categorical Data; Unit 5 -        credit with an A or B / Teacher
Collecting Data – Surveys, Experiments,        Recommendation
and Simulations; Unit 6 - Anticipating         Calculus BC is an extension of Calculus AB
Patterns – Probability: Foundations of         where common topics require a similar
Inference; Unit 7 – Anticipating Patterns –    and more advanced depth of
Random Variables; Unit 8 – Anticipating        understanding so students should be
Patterns – Binomial and Geometric              concurrently enrolled in physics or have
Distributions; Unit 9 – Anticipating           already completed physics. It is strongly
Patterns – Sampling Distributions for          recommended that students take the
Proportions and Means; Unit 10 –               Advanced Placement Exam in May.
Statistical Inferences – Confidence            Topics: Chapter 1: Prerequisites for
Intervals & Tests of Significance; Unit 11 -   Calculus; Chapter 2: Limits and
Statistical Inferences – Inference for the     Continuity; Chapter 3: Derivatives;
Mean of Population; Unit 12 - Statistical      Chapter 4: Applications of the Derivative;
Inferences – Inference for a Population        Chapter 5: The Definite Integral; Chapter
Proportion; Unit 13 - Statistical Inferences   6: Differential Equations and Mathematical
– Chi-Square Procedures; Unit 14 –             Modeling; Chapter 7: Applications of the
Statistical Inference – Linear Regression t-   Definite Integral; Chapter 8: L‟Hopital‟s
test; 15. Review for AP Test.                  Rule, Improper Integrals; Chapter 9:
                                               Infinite Series; Chapter 10: Parametric,
AP Calculus AB                                 Vector, and Polar Functions; 11: Review
Grades 11-12 - 1 credit                        for AP Test.
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus / Teacher
Recommendation                                 Multivariable Calculus (Calculus III)
Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of        Grade 12 - 1 credit
Calculus. Applications of calculus to          Prerequisites: C or better in Calculus
physics and engineering will also be           BC or by approval of the instructor
stressed so students should be                 This course is a continuation of Calculus
concurrently enrolled in physics or have       BC. Many phenomena studied in science
already completed physics. It is strongly      and engineering are described by
recommended that students take the             functions of several variables and by
Advanced Placement Exam in May.                vector valued functions. This course is an
Topics: Chapter 1: Prerequisites for           introduction to the calculus of such
Calculus; Chapter 2: Limits and                functions.
Continuity; Chapter 3: Derivatives;            Topics: 1. Vectors and the Geometry of
Chapter 4: Applications of the Derivative;     Space; 2. Vector Valued Functions; 3.
Chapter 5: The Definite Integral; Chapter      Functions of Several Variables; 4. Multiple
6: Differential Equations and Mathematical     Integration; 5. Vector Analysis. Advanced
Modeling; Chapter 7: Applications of the       Placement (AP) credit is not available for
Definite Integral; 7:Review for AP Test.       this course.

Grades 9-12 -1 credit                          Writing for Publications
 An application, teacher                       Grades 9-12 -1 credit
recommendation, and instructor                 Application, teacher recommendation,
approval are required.                         instructor approval are required. This
This course will use the latest in desktop     course will begin with an introduction to
publishing as students work with               the principles of journalism and will
PageMaker to electronically produce the        progress to the publication of the student
yearbook. The course will focus on basic       newspaper. Instruction will include
photography, layout, and writing, using        gathering information for articles,
current journalistic trends. Marketing         journalistic style, headlines, page design
skills will also be developed as they relate   and layout, photography. Students will be
to selling advertising space. Students are     expected to meet deadlines and operate in
required to spend time after school, selling   a cooperative setting.
advertising space, fundraising, taking
photos and working on the yearbook             Writing for Publications II
spreads.                                       Grades 10-12 -1 credit
                                               The purpose of Writing for Publications II
                                               (a year-long, one credit course) is to
                                               provide students who have already
                                               completed Writing for Publications I with a
                                               more advanced study of journalism,
                                               including, but not limited to the following:
                                               the First Amendment, ethics, libel, student
                                               press law, news writing, editorial writing,
                                               feature writing, entertainment writing,
                                               sports writing, photography, newspaper
                                               page layout and design, revision,
                                               publication, sales and distribution.

Concert Band                                       transposition, and ear training. This
Grades 9-12 -1 credit                              course is suggested for any student who is
*** This course will not be offered                planning to major in music at college.
during the 2009-2010 school year.
This band is designed for students who can         Concert Choir
perform easy to intermediate levels of band        Grades 9-12 - 1 credit
music. Members of this class will have a           This organization is open to students in all
chance to perform various styles of band           grade levels who wish to sing but have not
literature. Additional emphasis will be given to   developed the necessary skills to sing in
developing skills and technique. An audition       one of the advanced groups. Music is
may be required. Students in this ensemble         selected from all styles, classical to pop,
are expected to participate in marching band.      and performed at several concerts
Students who do not perform in marching band       throughout the year. ATTENDANCE AT
will be given other assignments.                   ALL PERFORMANCES IS REQUIRED. A
                                                   strong emphasis is placed on developing
Symphonic Band                                     the techniques of good choral singing,
Grades 9-12 -1 credit                              sight-singing, and musicianship.
This band is designed for students who
can perform intermediate to advanced               Symphonic Chorale
levels of band music. Members of this              Grades 9-12 -1 credit
class will have a chance to perform                Prerequisite: Audition (sight-singing,
various styles of band literature from             vocal, and written test of musical
orchestral transcription to pop music.             knowledge) and one year of Concert
An audition is required. Students in this          Choir, or three years of middle school
ensemble are expected to participate in            choir or equivalent.
marching band. Students who do not                 This course is an upper level Choir; and is
perform in marching band will be given             designed to refine choral singing ability,
other assignments.                                 sight-singing skills and musicianship.
                                                   Music studied includes sacred and secular
Wind Ensemble                                      classics, folk songs, spirituals, swing,
Grades 10-12 -1 credit                             Broadway and other styles reflective of
This band is designed for students who             various world cultures. This choir
can perform very advanced high school as           participates in Solo and Ensemble Contest,
well as collegiate levels of music.                and OMEA District and State Competitions
Members of this class will have the chance         in addition to several concerts throughout
to perform various styles of band                  the year. ATTENDANCE AT ALL
literature from contemporary to orchestral         PERFORMANCES IS REQUIRED.
transcriptions. ATTENDANCE AT ALL
PERFORMANCES IS REQUIRED. Students                 Free Harmony
in this ensemble are expected to                   Grades 9-12
participate in Marching Band. An audition          ***This course is not offered as a class
is required.                                       for credit. Prerequisite: Audition (sight-
                                                   singing, vocal, dance, and written test of
                                                   musical knowledge)
Music Theory
                                                   The extra-curricular class requires
Grades 9-12 -1 credit
                                                   attendance at all formal school
This course is designed to give a student a
                                                   performances throughout the school year
basic foundation in music theory involving
                                                   including participation in Solo and
scales, intervals, chords, chord
                                                   Ensemble Contest and OMEA District and
progressions, analysis, harmony,
                                                   State Competitions.

                                                reactions and acids and bases. Skills
Physical Science (P)                            necessary for the collection and
Grade 9 - .50 credit                            interpretation of data will also be stressed.
The subject matter will concentrate on
physics in this one semester course.            Biology
Various concepts will be explored in a          Grade 10 -1 credit
laboratory setting and through class            This course is designed to cover biological
lectures and demonstrations. This course        principles, zoology, human physiology, the
explores physical science at a                  study of diseases, heredity, and ecology.
conceptual level, and only basic math           Dissections, demonstrations and
skills will be needed. Topics to be             experiments form an important part of the
discussed include motion, forces, energy,       class activities.
heat waves, sound and light. Skills
necessary for the collection and                Biology Honors
interpretation of data will also be stressed.   Grade 10 -1 credit
This course is to be taken consecutively        Prerequisite: Successful completion
with Physical Science C.                        of Physical Science Honors and/or
                                                teacher recommendation.
Physical Science (C)                            This is an accelerated introductory biology
Grade 9 - .50 credit                            course that deals with topics similar to
The subject matter will concentrate on          those in regular biology, at a considerably
chemistry in this one semester course.          faster pace. In addition, greater depth of
Various concepts will be explored in a          coverage of genetics, molecular biology
laboratory setting and through class            and biochemistry is included, with related
lectures and demonstrations. This               laboratory exercises. The overall focus is
course explores physical science at a           on processes being supported by
conceptual level, and only basic math           structures, rather than on structures
skills will be needed. Topics to be             alone.
discussed include phases of matter, the
Periodic Table, chemical bonding,
molecular mixing, chemical reactions and        Environmental Science
acids and bases. Skills necessary for the       Grades 11-12 -1 credit
collection and interpretation of data will      This course studies the interaction of all of
also be stressed. This course is to be          the earth‟s systems, including climate,
taken consecutively with Physical               geology and soils, plant distributions, and
Science (P).                                    animal population changes. Current
                                                environmental issues are assessed from a
                                                scientific standpoint, including human
Physical Science Honors                         effects such as pollution, erosion,
Grade 9 -1 credit                               extinction and global climate change.
Prerequisite: Teacher                           Labs focus on hands-on activities, biome
recommendation and successful                   modeling and interactions in food chains
completion of Algebra I.                        and food webs.
The subject matter will concentrate on
physics and chemistry, using
mathematical concepts and formulas.
Various concepts will be explored in a
laboratory setting and through class
lectures and demonstrations. Physics
topics to be discussed include motion,
forces, energy, heat, waves, sound and
light. Chemistry topics include phases of
matter, the Periodic Table, chemical
bonding, molecular mixing, chemical

Anatomy & Biotechnology                        is stressed and problem-solving
Grades 11-12 -1 credit                         techniques are utilized.
It is helpful if students enrolling in this
course have already completed chemistry.
This course concentrates on human              Physics
anatomy and physiology, and on the             Grades 11-12 -1 credit
emerging field of biotechnology. Lab work      Suggested for those students who
focuses on DNA extraction, manipulation,       have not yet reached the calculus
and analysis, including forensics; cell and    level. It is recommended for
tissue types, and body systems and             students currently enrolled or have
physiology. Students should have earned        completed Pre-Calculus.
a C or better in Biology. This course is       Topics covered include the following: the
strongly recommended for students              behavior and nature of light (wave and
considering a health science career.           particle models), kinematics, vectors,
                                               dynamics, laws of conservation of
Chemistry                                      momentum and energy, static and current
Grades 11-12 -1 credit                         electricity, magnetism, atomic models and
Successful completion of Geometry is           matter waves.
The topics covered are the following:
Introduction to common laboratory              AP Physics C: Mechanics
equipment and procedures, laboratory           Grades 11-12 -1 credit
safety, history of chemistry,                  Co-requisite: AP Calculus
measurements, physical and chemical            AP Physics C: Mechanics is intended to
properties, classification of matter, energy   prepare students for the AP Physics C
and temperature, atomic structure,             exam in the area of Newtonian mechanics.
periodic law, chemical bonding, formula        This calculus-based science course will
writing, equation balancing, chemical          thoroughly examine the topics of
calculations, gas laws, kinetic molecular      kinematics, Newton‟s laws of motion,
theory, molecular composition of gases,        work, energy, power, systems of particles,
state of matter, solutions and related         linear momentum, circular motion,
properties, ionization theory, acids, bases,   rotation, oscillations and gravitation. The
and salts, kinetics, heat of reaction,         course meets seven periods per week to
equilibrium, oxidation - reduction, and        allow for laboratory investigations.
electrochemistry. Laboratory work and
problem solving techniques will be             AP Chemistry
stressed.                                      Grade 12 -1 credit
                                               Prerequisite: Chemistry & Algebra II.
Chemistry Honors                               This class is for the advanced student who
Grades 11-12 -1 credit                         wishes to prepare for the AP exam in
This class is for the advanced or              Chemistry. Review of basic Chemistry
accelerated science and math student.          principles followed by work with kinetics,
A mastery of Algebra and Geometry              acid/base reactions, thermo-dynamics,
concepts is essential to success in this       and equilibrium systems. The required
class.                                         laboratory work for the AP exam is
The following topics are covered:              incorporated into the lab work. This class
Introduction to common laboratory              meets seven periods per week.
equipment, safety equipment and
procedures, history of chemistry,
measurements, kinetic molecular theory,
gas laws, formula writing, writing and
balancing of equations, atomic theory,
periodic law, chemical calculations,
chemical bonding, kinetic of chemical
reactions, equilibrium, acid-base theory,
oxidation - reduction, electrochemistry,
and polymers. The laboratory approach
Astronomy                                   measurement, history of astronomy,
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                   planets, constellations and use of
Students enrolling in astronomy must        astronomy tools. This course is for
have taken Algebra and Geometry.            students interested in the “why” of
Concepts will be explored in a laboratory   astronomy who would like some hands-on
setting and through class activities and    experiences and a better understanding of
demonstrations. Topics to be covered are    the universe around us.
evolution of stars, astronomical

                                 SOCIAL STUDIES
Modern World History                           US Government
Grade 9 -1 credit                              Grade 12 - .50 credit
Modern World History traces the history of     This class is a graduation requirement. It
major world civilizations from the             will survey the United States Constitution
Enlightenment through modern times. In         and its applications in American life.
addition to the history of these               Topics will include the following: basic
civilizations, this course will emphasize      theory of government, the roles and
world governmental and economic                functions of the three branches of our
systems, as well as geography. This            government, practical applications of good
course is designed to prepare students for     citizenship.
the Ohio Graduation Examination.
                                               AP Government and Politics: US
Modern World History Honors                    Grade 12 -.50 credit
Grade 9 -1 credit                              Prerequisite: United States History
Prerequisite: Teacher                          and teacher recommendation
recommendation                                 This AP US Government and Politics
Modern World History traces the history of     course covers the constitutional
major world civilizations from the             underpinnings of the US Government;
Enlightenment through modern times.            political beliefs and behaviors; political
This course is designed for students with      parties, interest groups, and mass media;
strong writing and reading skills. This is a   institutions of national government; the
college preparatory course that will           Congress, the presidency, the
require several research-based papers and      bureaucracy, and the federal courts;
assignments. This course is also designed      public policy; and civil rights and civil
to prepare students for the Ohio               liberties. It is strongly suggested that
Graduation Examination.                        students take the AP Exam in May.

20th Century US History                        AP US History
Grade 10 -1 credit                             Grades 11-12 -1 credit
This course covers the social economic         This course will offer a detailed study of
and political history of the U.S.A. in the     American History from earliest Indian
20th Century. This class will use objective    migrations through the end of the Cold
tests such as multiple choice and              War. In preparation for the AP Exam,
matching, short essays and fulfills the        students will interpret a great number of
U.S. History requirement for graduation.       primary documents, be required to do
                                               extensive reading beyond the textbook
20th Century US History Honors                 and do expansive writing assignments.
Grade 10 - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation           AP World History
This is a decade by decade survey of U.S.      Grades 11-12 -1 credit
History in the Twentieth Century. All          Prerequisite: Teacher
aspects of social, economic, political life    Recommendation
will be examined. This is a college prep       AP World History is a course that allows
course. It will include all types of tests,    the student to examine all parts of human
strong reading emphasis and writing            historical development. It is designed for
research papers. This course fulfills the      the student with strong writing and
U.S. History requirement for graduation.       reading skills. In preparation for the AP
                                               Exam in May, students will interpret a
                                               great number of documents from various
                                               sources, and be required to do extensive
                                               reading beyond the textbook.

AP European History                            interpersonal relations, personality,
Grade 12 - .50 credit                          development, perception and mental
Prerequisite: World History                    health offers students the opportunity to
This one semester course follows the one-      examine and further understand
year world history course and is designed      themselves, their behavior and attitudes,
to teach students essay testing and critical   and the behavior and attitudes of others.
evaluation of original documents. It will
be tied to a review of important ideas in      Sociology
European history and preparation for the       Grades 11-12 - .50 credit
European History Advanced Placement            This course is a survey of the causes of
Test for possible college history credit. It   social behavior with an introduction to the
is expected that the student will take the     ways of investigating and analyzing that
Advanced Placement Test for which there        behavior.
is a fee.

Economics                                      International Relations
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                      Grades 10-12 - .50 credit
Economics introduces microeconomics and        International Relations will look at the
macroeconomics in the context of current       relationship between nations. The course
problems. Explores how market                  will focus on modern world conflicts and
mechanism allocated scarce resources           how these are influenced by culture, the
among competing uses; uses supply,             physical environment, economics, and
demand, production, and distribution           international organizations. A significant
theory to analyze problems. Other topics       portion of the course will be devoted to
will include national income analysis,         current world conflicts and events.
money and banking, economic growth and
stability, unemployment, inflation, and the    Criminal Justice
role of government. This course will help      Grades 11-12 - .50 credit
students prepare for a college level micro     Criminology is a course that looks in depth
or macroeconomics course.                      at the criminal justice system. Topics will
                                               include the various types of crimes,
Psychology                                     police/law enforcement, the court system,
Grades 11-12 - .50 credit                      and the corrections system. The course is
This course is a basic study of human          set up to assist students who are
behavior geared toward application for         considering pursuing a career in criminal
everyday living. Consideration of human        justice or are interested in the field.

                          CAREER PATHWAYS
One of the choices you have to make that will have a major "ripple effect" on all
areas of your life is choosing what you want to do after you graduate from high
school. More than likely you will enter the work force at some point in your life.
The purpose of high school is to prepare you for that LIFE AFTER high school. That
is where Career Pathways come into play. But what are Career Pathways?? …

Career pathways are clusters of occupations/careers that are grouped because
many of the people in them share similar interests and strengths. All paths include
a variety of occupations that require different levels of education and training.
Selecting a career path provides you with an area of focus, along with the
exploration of general areas of interests.

After you, along with your parents and your academic advisor, choose a career
pathway you will be encouraged to consider choosing classes based on pathway
interests and entry level plans. For example, if you are interested in choosing a
career which requires an advanced degree you will not only want to take
recommended classes for the career but also appropriate classes to gain admission
to a college or university.

All students are scheduled with a variety of courses through the Freshman and
Sophomore year in order to meet graduation requirements and to give them each
the best chance to pursue any pathway. Even after the sophomore year choosing
a pathway does not lock you into it. Since some studies show you will change
careers 3 or 4 times in your life time, it's likely your current career pick will
change. So what happens if you are devoted to "Art" in grades 9 - 12, but discover
you love science the first semester of college? It's not too late ... if you left the
science door open by doing well in science related and math related classes
through the years. Also, you will be able to bridge-over to other pathways if your
interests change. But remember, each career level requires specific types of
classes. If you make a major change after your sophomore year you may limit
your choices for immediately after high school.

                    ARTS & COMMUNICATION

Professional Careers      Technical Careers          CHS Electives
        Editor              Assistant Editor               Art
        Writer                 Copy Writer                Band
       Publisher             Layout Planner               Choir
      Journalist              Actor/Actress        College Prep Math
      Composer                    Dancer                 Debate
  Fashion Designer           Sculptor/Artist      Desktop Publishing
Radio/TV Broadcaster            Illustrator        Foreign Language
 Public Relations Dir.       Press Operator              Speech
    Graphic Artist       Journalism Technician         Theatre Arts
    Web Designer          Radio/TV Technician          Web Design
       Teacher              Technical Writer     Writing for Publications
     TV Producer              Photographer              Yearbook

                     BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
Professional Careers      Technical Careers          CHS Electives
      Accountant              Bookkeeper                Accounting
        Auditor               Loan Officer         ABC‟s of Investing
      Economist            Data Entry Clerk          Managing Your
     Stock Broker        Asst. Systems Analyst      Personal Finances
Computer Programmer         Assistant Buyer             Economics
   Systems Analyst            Salesperson           Foreign Language
    Bank Manager               Copywriter        International Relations
  Real Estate Broker          Receptionist             Psychology
  Personnel Director        Legal Secretary              Sociology
  Corporate Lawyer          Office Manager             AP Statistics
   Financial Analyst         Postal Worker        Pre-Calculus/Calculus
Hospital Administrator         Hair Stylist      Microsoft Excel/Access
    Urban Planner           Claims Adjuster       Microsoft Word & PPt
  Marketing Director        Medical Records      Writing for Publications

Professional Careers       Technical Careers           CHS Electives
        Architect               Carpenter          Environmental Science
   Building Inspector            Plumber                   Physics
       Contractor        Small Electronics Tech.          AP Physics
  Electronic Engineer       Sound Technician              Chemistry
  Industrial Engineer        CNC Operator               AP Chemistry
  Die/Mold Engineer        Tool and Die Maker            Pre-Calculus
 Automotive Engineer      Automotive Mechanic              Calculus
    Quality Control       Auto Body Mechanic         Foreign Language
        Engineer               Draftsman            AP Computer Science
   Air Traffic Control          Surveyor                 Web Design
  Chemical Engineer         Appliance Repair       Writing for Publications

                         HEALTH SCIENCES
Professional Careers      Technical Careers           CHS Electives
       Dentist           Certified Nursing Asst.       Anatomy and
     Orthodontist          X-Ray Technician            Biotechnology
     Pharmacist          Laboratory Technician           Chemistry
    Family Doctor        Respiratory Therapist         AP Chemistry
  Physical Therapist       Dental Hygienist                Physics
  Registered Nurse       Pharmacy Technician             AP Physics
       Dietician         Optometry Technician            Psychology
     Pediatrician          Medical Assistant              Sociology
  Physical Therapist        EMT/Paramedic            Foreign Language
     Veterinarian              HVAC Tech                Pre-Calculus
      Radiologist                Optician                 Calculus
       Dietitian          Environmental Tech         Foods & Nutrition
 Medical Researcher          Robotics Tech

                       HUMAN SERVICES
Professional Careers    Technical Careers           CHS Electives
    Social Worker            Firefighter                Parenting
        Teacher               Butcher             Child Development
 School Psychologist             Chef               Interior Design
       Librarian            Police Officer        Foods and Nutrition
    Athletic Coach         Cosmetologist               Psychology
  Security Director     Child Care Assistant        Criminal Justice
      Counselor          Home Health Care               Sociology
Nursing Home Admin.       Personal Trainer         College Prep Math
    Hotel Manager       Paralegal Assistant        Foreign Language
   Police/Fire Chief       Research Asst.               Sociology
    Gerontologist       Recreation Worker


Professional Careers     Technical Careers       CHS Elective Courses
    Oceanographer        Fishery Technician      Environmental Science
   Marine Biologist      Forestry Technician           Chemistry
       Chemist            Nursery Manager             AP Chemistry
       Physicist               Farmer                    Physics
       Forester              Landscaper                AP Physics
 Conservation Agent    Floral Design Assistant         Economics
   Fishery Manager      Veterinary Assistant       Foreign Language
      DNR Agent                                       Pre-Calculus
       Geologist                                        Calculus
     Park Ranger                                      AP Statistics
 Landscape Architect                                   Astronomy

                    HIGH SCHOOL COURSE PLANNER
                                 Professional Career
                       Recommended Schedule and course progression
       9th Grade       10th Grade            11th Grade          12th Grade
English I or English   English II or         English IIIA,       English IVA, AP
II                     English III           English IVH, or     English or elective
Algebra I,             Geometry, Algebra     Algebra II, Pre-    Pre-Calculus, AP
Geometry , Algebra     II, or Pre-Calculus   Calculus H, AP      Calculus AB or BC,
II                                           Calculus AB or BC   Multivariable
Physical Science       Biology               Chemistry,          Physics, AP
                                             Chemistry H         Physics, AP
Modern World           20th Cent. US         AP US History, AP   US Government, AP
History                History               World History,      US Government
                                             other elective
French or Spanish I    French or Spanish     French or Spanish   French or Spanish
or II                  II or III             III or IV           IV or AP
Health and PE 9        PE elective           Elective            Elective
Elective/fine art      Elective/fine art     Elective/fine art   Elective/fine art

                       Technical Career including Tech-prep
       9th Grade       10th Grade      11th Grade      12th Grade
English I or English   English II or         English IIIG,       English IVG,
II                     English III           English IIIA, or    English IVA
Algebra I,             Geometry, Algebra     Algebra II or       Pre-Calculus or
Geometry , Algebra     II, or Pre-Calculus   Elementary          College Prep Math
II                                           Statistics
Physical Science       Biology               Chemistry or        Physics or
                                             Environmental       Anatomy/Bio-
                                             Science             Technology
Modern World           20th Cent. US         Sociology,          US Government
History                History               Psychology,
                                             Criminal Justice,
French or Spanish I    French or Spanish     French or Spanish   French or Spanish
or II                  II or III             II or III           III or IV
Health and PE 9        PE elective           Electives, Career   Electives, Career
                                             Mentorship or       Mentorship or
                                             Auburn Career       Auburn Career
                                             Center              Center
Elective/fine art      Elective/fine art     Elective/fine art   Elective/fine art

                       Chardon High School
                      Activity and Service Log
     Name ________________________________ Date __________

        Service/Activity    Organization   Date   Year- 9, 10,      Comment
       (what you did and                            11, 12       (hours and how
        where you did it)                                            often)













   For Those Who Plan to Participate
       in Division I or Division II
            College Athletics
     You must be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse to
establish initial eligibility. Appropriate coursework must be
carefully planned/scheduled each year to ensure compliance.

      Seniors should register with the Clearinghouse on-line at
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net by the fall of their senior year or

     Underclassmen are advised to check that website each year
to review course and credit requirements.

See your Guidance Counselor or Athletic Director if you have any questions.

     The Chardon Local School District does not
discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, handicap,
national origin or marital status as required by Title VI of
the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational
Amendments, or Section 504 Regulations of the 1973
Rehabilitation Act.
     If you have questions or concerns, contact Mr. Joe
Bergant, Title IX Compliance Officer, Chardon Board of
Education, 428 North Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024 (285-


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