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					                                  Central OffiCe DireCtOry
Secondary School Improvement, Instruction & Administration • 115 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Associate Superintendent: Ann Bonitatibus               Phone 301-696-6805               Fax 301-696-6801
High School Director: Rebecca Koontz                    Phone 301-696-6810               Fax 301-696-6801

      Education That is Multicultural/Gifted & Talented • 115 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Supervisor: Ted Luck                                        Phone 301-696-6891               Fax 301-696-6954

English Language Learning • International Office, Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Supervisor: Larry Steinly                                   Phone 240-236-8763               Fax 240-236-8764

                        Special Education • 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Director: Pamela Pencola                                  Phone 301-644-5281                    Fax 301-644-5303

                  Psychological Services • 103 Prospect Street, Middletown, MD 21769
Supervisor: Ann Hammond                                   Phone 240-236-1250                    Fax 240-236-1251

                       Student Services • 7516 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Director: Carolyn Kimberlin                              Phone 301-644-5238                     Fax 301-644-5020

                 Counseling & Student Support • 7516 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Supervisor: Sharon Boettinger                            Phone 301-644-5220            Fax 301-644-5246

             Curriculum, Instruction & Evaluation • 115 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Associate Superintendent: Dr. Bonnie Ward                   Phone 301-696-6800              Fax 301-696-6806

            Curriculum & Professional Development • 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Director: Dr. Bonnie Hain                                Phone 301-644-5125           Fax 301-644-5139

                 Secondary Curriculum Specialists • 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Arts (Visual & Performing): Russell Beaton                  Phone 301-644-5264           Fax 301-644-5124
Career & Technology Education: Charlene Bonham              Phone 301-644-5200           Fax 301-644-5119
Career & Technology Education: Victoria Clark               Phone 301-644-5181           Fax 301-644-5119
Career & Technology Education: James Ferrant                Phone 301-644-5188           Fax 301-644-5119
English: Sue Ann Nogle                                      Phone 301-644-5265           Fax 301-644-5241
Mathematics: Peter Cincotta                                 Phone 301-644-5267           Fax 301-644-4139
Physical Education & Health: Brett Stark                    Phone 301-644-5257           Fax 301-644-5119
Science: Stacey Adamiak                                     Phone 301-644-5267           Fax 301-644-4139
Social Studies: Michael Bunitsky                            Phone 301-644-5265           Fax 301-644-5241
World Languages: Susan Helm Murphy                          Phone 301-644-5261           Fax 301-644-5119

                                       BOarD Of eDUCatiOn
          115 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701 • Phone 301-696-6850 • Fax 301-696-6950
Daryl A. Boffman       Donna J. Crook         Kathryn B. Groth               Jean A. Smith
Dr. Bonnie M. Borsa    Angie Fish             Dr. Michael E. Schaden         Taylor A. Zickefoose, Student Member
                          Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Superintendent & Secretary-Treasurer
                                    Judith Ricketts, Administrative Director



Published 12/08
The 2009-2010 High School Course Guide takes a step-by-step approach to mapping out a rewarding
and challenging high school experience. Parents and students are encouraged to become familiar with
credit and testing requirements, use the helpful planning tools, and carefully consider the many course
and program options that will lead to graduation. Then consult with school counselors, teachers and
administrators to be sure your selections meet individual goals as well as diploma requirements.

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Central Office Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover
How to Use this Guide: Follow These 10 Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Step 1: Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Step 2: FCPS Completer Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Step 3: Career Pathways & Career Planning Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Step 4: High School Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 5: Student Service Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 6: High School Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 7: Course Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  •	 Academies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
  •	 Arts: Visual and Performing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
  •	 Career & Technology Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
     •	 Arts and Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
     •	 Business Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
     •	 Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
     •	 Human Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
     •	 Industrial and Engineering Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
     •	 Natural Resources and Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
  •	 English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
  •	 Health & Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
  •	 Mathematics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
  •	 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
  •	 Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
  •	 Transition Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
  •	 World Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
  •	 Other Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Step 8: High School Plan Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Step 9: Important Planning Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Step 10: Counselor Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Fast Forward Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Alphabetical Course Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
High School Plan #2: Final. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover
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                                                        2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  introduction  1
FolloW theSe 10 StePS
   1.                                                              7.
          Become familiar with Frederick                                      Explore the course descriptions to see
          County’s and Maryland’s                                             how they match your interests, your
          graduation requirements. Page 3                                     program choice, Frederick County’s
                                                                              graduation requirements and your
                                                                              future plans. Can’t find a specific


2.
          Be sure to choose and follow one of                                 course? Check the Course Index
          the completer programs to complete                                  in the back. Be sure to challenge
          your credit requirements. Page 4                                    yourself with tough classes. Page 21



                                                                  8.
                                                                              Talk about your choices with your


3.
          Decide which Career Pathway                                         parents or guardians, and then
          interests you most. Page 5                                          complete your personal High School
                                                                              Course Worksheet. Page 91



                                                                  9.
                                                                              Check out the planning section


4.
          Make sure you’re on track to                                        for information about everything
          pass Maryland’s High School                                         from Attendance and Academic
          Assessments (HSAs). You must pass                                   Eligibility to Report Cards and the
          to graduate! Page 14                                                Commencement Schedule. Page 92



5.                                                             10.
          Make sure you’ve met or will meet                                   Then, meet with your counselor to
          the Student Service Learning                                        finalize your High School Course
          requirements. (Especially important                                 Plan! Page 96
          for recent transfers to FCPS).
          Page 15


6.        Consider the options that lead
          to a diploma — a wide choice of
          programs, courses, academies, work
          experiences and more. There’s a
          combination that’s right for you!
          Page 17

2  introduction  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                                                                                                             STEP
    grAduAtion reQuireMentS
To receive a Maryland High School Diploma, FCPS students
must earn 25 credits and fulfill the state and local graduation
requirements outlined on this page. Students generally earn
their graduation credits over a four-year period. Under special
circumstances, a student may complete the requirements sooner;
please see the school counselor for details. Note: Course availability
depends on class enrollment (usually a 15-student minimum) and staffing.


      SUBjeCt area                 CreDitS                                         COUrSeS
English                                4         1–English 9
                                                 1–English 10
                                                 1–English 11
                                                 1–English 12 or AP
Mathematics                            4         1–Algebra
                                                 1–Geometry
                                                 2–Other courses
Science                                3         1–Biology
                                                 2–Other lab courses
Social Studies                         3         1–Government
                                                 1–Modern World History
                                                 1–American Studies 2
Health                                0.5
Fitness for Life                      0.5
Fine Arts                              1         See courses marked with an asterisk (*) in Arts: Visual & Performing section
Technology Education                   1         Foundations of Technology
Career Pathways Electives              3         Complete these credits in courses that match your career interest (See Step 3)


          Fulfill the additional course credits required for graduation via one of the following options:
                   Option 1                                 Option 2                                    Option 3
World Language–2 credits in the same        Advanced Technology–2 credits (see          State-approved Career & Technology
  language                                    courses marked with an asterisk [*] in      program–4 credits
Electives–3 credits                           Career & Technology course section)       Elective–1 credit
                                            Electives–3 credits


                                            Pass all 4 exams (English, Algebra, Biology and Government) or meet the minimum
High School Assessments
                                            combined score or complete approved alternative assessment. (See Step 4)


                                            Meet the state requirement of 75 hours (infused into the FCPS curriculum).
Student Service learning
                                            (See Step 5)



                          2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 1 — grAduAtion reQuireMentS  3
 FcPS coMPleter ProgrAMS                                                                                      STEP

Choose and follow one of these three completer programs to help
you prepare for further study, career and a rewarding life after
high school. See Step 7 for descriptions of courses to meet the
requirements.



         USM — UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND COMPLETER
         Graduate with the course credits that the University System of Maryland (a consortium of Maryland
         colleges and universities) deems essential for entering college:
         □ 1 credit in Mathematics at the Algebra 2 level or beyond and
         □ 2 credits in the same World Language
         (Completion does not automatically qualify students for acceptance at the University of Maryland.)




         Cte — CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COMPLETER
         Gain work-ready skills in a concentrated career or technical area by completing:
         □ The required number of credits in an approved CTE Completer program.


         See the Career & Technology Education section in Step 7 for more information. Talk with your
         counselor about the options outlined in the CTE Program Completer Requirement List available in the
         counselors’ office.



         USM + CTE COMPLETER
         Increase your options for success after high school by successfully completing the credit requirements
         for both of the above programs:
         □ The required number of credits in an approved CTE Completer program and
         □ 1 credit in Mathematics at the Algebra 2 level or beyond and
         □ 2 credits in the same World Language




4  SteP 2 — FcPS ProgrAMS oF Study  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                                                                                                    STEP
              cAreer PAthWAyS
Understanding the credits required to graduate and the completer
options is just the beginning of an exciting journey to get ready
for the challenges of the demanding world of work and the rapid
changes of the 21st century. You will also want to think about
how your interests, skills and talents relate to a career and which
academic and technical electives you should take to pave the way
toward a successful future.
FCPS offers the following six Career Pathways and four focus options
within each. Take a look, and then explore the next pages for in-depth information
about the pathways, sample careers and the high school programs available to get you
there. Talk with your school counselor, too, about taking advantage of the hands-on,
work-based experiences that correspond to your plans after graduation. See Steps 6 & 7
for more information.


 ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS                                     HUMAN SERVICES
      Communications Technology                                 Education
      Art and Design                                            Tourism and Consumer Services
      Humanities                                                Government and Legal Services
      Performing Arts                                           Social Sciences

 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS                                 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
     Finance and Accounting                                      Information Technology
     Business Administration                                     Manufacturing
     Office Technologies                                         Engineering and Technical
     Marketing and Retail                                        Construction and Technical Maintenance

 HEALTH SERVICES                                             NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE
     Diagnostic Services                                         Environment and Natural Resources
     Therapeutic Services                                        Food Science and Safety
     Environmental Services                                      Agricultural Industries
     Information Services                                        Biotechnology




                         2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  5
                                 ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS CAREER PATHWAY

 Consider the ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS pathway if you are creative and innovative, enjoy participating in
 music, theater or dance activities, like to express yourself through writing, designing, photography or performance,
 value color, shape and texture, and prefer free, unstructured situations.
                                                                    FCPS PROGRAMS
       ✔ Cosmetology                                                                  ✔ Graphic Communications and Printing Technology
       ✔ Digital Communications Technology                                            ✔ Television and Multimedia Production
       ✔ Fashion Merchandising

                                                                        SAMPle CAReeRS
 Actor/Actress                              Cinematographer/Film and Video            Graphic Designer                           Painter
 Architect                                  Dancer                                    Illustrator                                Potter
 Archivist                                  Desktop Publisher                         Interpreter                                Printer
 Artist                                     Digital Imaging Specialist                Jeweler                                    Publisher
 Art Therapist                              Drama/Theater                             Journalist                                 Sculptor
 Author                                     Drama/Theater Director                    Multimedia Specialist                      Stage and Set Designer
 Broadcast Technician                       Entertainer                               Museum Curator                             Writer
 Cartoonist                                 Fashion/Interior Designer                 Musician

 Choose 3 elective credits from the lists below for the Arts and Communications career pathway.
                                                                          fOCUS area
   Communications technology                          art and Design                               Humanities                             Performing Arts
 Advanced Technical Studies                 Advanced Placement Studio Art             Advanced Placement European History        Acting II
 Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving    Art 1, 2, 3                               Advanced Placement Language and            Advanced Acting
 Career Research and Development            Art Independent Study 1, 2, 3, 4             Composition                             Advanced Musical Studies 1, 2
 Computers and Networking                   Ceramics 1, 2, 3, 4                       Advanced Placement Western Art History     Advanced Placement Language and
 Continuing Studies in Integrated Music     Clothing Construction                     Advanced Placement World History               Composition
    Technology 1, 2, 3, 4                   Commercial Art 1, 2                       Advanced Placement World Language          Advanced Placement Music Theory
 Digital Communications Technology 1,       Computer Aided Design (Architecture and   Creative Writing                           Advanced Theater Studies 1, 2
    2, 3, 4                                    Engineering)                           Economics and Geography                    Advanced Theatrical Production 1, 2
 Film Study                                 Computer Graphics 1, 2, 3, 4              Film Study                                 Band 1-8
 Integrated Communication Technology        Cosmetology                               Forensics and Debate                       Class Piano 1-8
 Introduction to Integrated Music           Digital Photography 1                     Geography                                  Concert Choir 1-8
    Technology                              Drawing and Painting 1, 2, 3              Humanities                                 Continuing Studies in Integrated Music
 Journalism                                 Fashion Merchandising                     International Business and Finance             Technology 2, 3, 4
 Media Literacy                             Graphic Communications and Printing       Leadership Development                     Dance, Advanced
 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3      Technology                             Media Literacy                             Dance, Beginner
 Music Technology                           Horticulture/Floriculture                 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3   Dance, Intermediate
 National and Global Affairs                Jewelry and Small Sculpture               National and Global Affairs                Dance Production
 Publications 1, 2, 3                       Landscape Management                      National and Global Issues                 Guitar 1-8
 TV and Multimedia                          Photography 1, 2, 3, 4                    Second World Language 1, 2, 3, 4           Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1-8
 Web Site Development                       Publications 1, 2, 3                      Sign Language 1, 2                         Introduction to Integrated Music
 World Language 3, 4                        Sculpture 1, 2                            Sociology                                      Technology
 ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience     Web Site Development                      Statistics and Probability                 Introduction to Theatre
                                            World Language 3, 4                       Western Art History                        Jazz Ensemble 1-8
                                            ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience    World Language 3, 4                        Marching Band: Band Front 1-4
                                                                                      ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience     Mixed Chorus 1-8
                                                                                                                                 Music Listening and Literature
                                                                                                                                 Music Technology
                                                                                                                                 Music Theory 1, 2
                                                                                                                                 String Orchestra 1-8
                                                                                                                                 Technical Theatre 1-8
                                                                                                                                 Voice Ensemble 1-8
                                                                                                                                 World Language 3, 4
                                                                                                                                 ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience




6  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                            
                      BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CAREER PATHWAY

Consider the BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS pathway if you enjoy competition and influencing the opinions
of others, like working with facts, numbers and data, enjoy detail-oriented tasks and speaking and writing clearly and
accurately, initiating and organizing events and groups of people, are comfortable following rules and directions of
others and like contacts with all kinds of people.
                                                          FCPS PROGRAMS
     ✔   Academy of Finance                                               ✔ Management Information Systems (Microsoft
     ✔   Administrative Assistant                                           Certified Professional (MCP)
     ✔   Business Administrative Services                                 ✔ Marketing
     ✔   Finance and Accounting

                                                              SAMPle CAReeRS
Accountant (CPA)                     Customer Service Specialist          Office Manager                  Retail/Food Service Manager
Administrative Assistant             Data Entry Operator                  Personnel Director              Sales Clerk
Advertising Coordinator              Financial Specialist                 Public Relations Director       Stock Broker
Auditor                              Loan Officer                         Real Estate Agent               System Analyst
Bank Clerk                           Medical Secretary                    Receptionist                    Travel Agent
Business Manager

Choose 3 elective credits from the lists below for the Business Management Systems career pathway.
                                                                fOCUS area
   finance and accounting               Business administration                 Office Technologies            Marketing and Retail
Academy of Finance 1, 2              Accounting 1, 2                      Accounting 1, 2                 Accounting 1, 2
Accounting 1, 2                      Advanced Placement Computer          Advanced Placement Computer     Commercial Art 1, 2
Advanced Placement Economics            Science                              Science                      Contemporary Mathematics
Applied Business Law                 Advanced Placement Economics         Applied Business Law            Creative Writing
College Business and Finance         Advanced Placement Psychology        Communications and Networking   Economics and Geography
Contemporary Mathematics             Applied Business Law                 Contemporary Mathematics        International Business and Finance
Economics and Geography              Calculus                             Introduction to Business        Introduction to Business
International Business and Finance   Contemporary Mathematics             Microsoft Certification         Management and Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Business             Creative Writing                        Training 1, 2, 3             Marketing Education 1, 2
Management and Entrepreneurship      Economics and Geography              Principles of Programming       Publications 1, 2, 3
Managing Your Personal Finances      International Business and Finance   Programming and Computer        Statistics and Probability
Marketing                            Introduction to Business                Concepts                     Web Site Development
Math                                 Leadership Development               Web Site Development            World Language 3, 4
Microsoft Certification              Management and Entrepreneurship      World Language 3, 4             ★ Career Pathway
   Training 1, 2, 3                  Microsoft Certification              ★ Career Pathway                   Transition Experience
Statistics and Probability              Training 1, 2, 3                     Transition Experience
World Language 3, 4                  Programming and Computer
★ Career Pathway                        Science
   Transition Experience*            Statistics and Probability
                                     World Language 3, 4
                                     ★ Career Pathway
                                        Transition Experience




                                     2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  7
                                         HEALTH SERVICES CAREER PATHWAY

 Consider the HEALTH SERVICES pathway if you have a curiosity about medical problems and advances, a concern
 for physical and mental fitness, an aptitude in science, math and social studies, an aptitude for working with comput-
 ers, desire to work in hospitals, clinics or health and wellness facilities.
                                                               FCPS PROGRAMS
                                                   ✔    Biomedical Sciences
                                                   ✔    Professional Health Careers
                                                   ✔    Fire and Rescue
                                                   ✔    Fundamentals of Nursing

                                                                  SAMPle CAReeRS
 Athletic Trainer                       Emergency Medical Technician           Nurse Practitioner                 Radiology Technician
 Audiologist                            Geriatric Nursing                      Physical Therapist                 Registered Nurse
 Biomedical Scientist                   Home Health Aide                       Physician                          Respiratory Therapist Technician
 Dental Hygienist/Assistant             Hospice Worker                         Physician’s Assistant              Safety/Sanitation Specialist
 Dental Lab Technician                  Medical Records Technician             Practical Nurse                    Speech Pathologist
 Dentist                                Medical Technician                     Public Health Educator             Surgical Technician
 Dietician                              Nurse's Aide
 Choose 3 elective credits from the lists below for the Health Services career pathway.
                                                                    fOCUS area
       Diagnostic Services                   therapeutic Services                 environmental Services               Information Services
 Advanced Placement Biology             Advanced Placement Psychology          Advanced Placement Biology         Academy of Finance 1, 2
 Advanced Placement Chemistry           Aquatics                               Advanced Placement Chemistry       Accounting 1, 2
 Advanced Placement Environmental       Child Development 1, 2, 3              Advanced Placement Environmental   Advanced Placement Computer
    Science                             Contemporary Mathematics                  Science                            Science
 Advanced Placement Physics             Fire and Rescue                        Agri-Science                       Communications and Networking
 Advanced Placement Psychology          Fundamentals of Nursing                Auto Mechanics                     Computer Graphics 1, 2, 3, 4
 Agri-Science                           Personal Relationships and Effective   Contemporary Mathematics           Contemporary Mathematics
 Algebra-Based Physics                     Parenting (P.R.E.P.)                Earth and Space Science Systems    Integrated Communication
 Analytical Thinking and Problem        Professional Health Careers            Economics and Geography               Technology
    Solving                             Sociology                              Environmental Science              International Business and Finance
 Biomedical Sciences                    Sports Medicine                        Forensics and Debate               Leadership Development
 Child Development 1, 2, 3              World Language 3, 4                    Forestry and Wildlife Management   Management and Entrepreneurship
 Contemporary Mathematics               ★ Career Pathway                       Horticulture/Floriculture          Marketing Education 1, 2
 Fitness                                   Transition Experience               Landscaping                        Media Literacy
 Fundamentals of Nursing                                                       National and Global Issues         Microsoft Certification
 Health, Aquatics                                                              Science Research                      Training 1, 2, 3
 Horse Care and Management                                                     World Language 3, 4                Principles of Programming
 Personal Relationships and Effective                                          ★ Career Pathway                   Programming and Computer
    Parenting (P.R.E.P.)                                                          Transition Experience              Science
 Professional Health Careers                                                                                      Web Site Development
 Sports Medicine                                                                                                  World Language 3, 4
 Statistics and Probability                                                                                       ★ Career Pathway
 World Language 3, 4                                                                                                 Transition Experience
 ★ Career Pathway
    Transition Experience




8  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                            
                                          HUMAN SERVICES CAREER PATHWAY

Consider the HUMAN SERVICES pathway if you either like to help others learn and grow, are interested in social and
cultural issues and making a difference, get along with people, can handle crises and are interested in ensuring public
safety OR if you enjoy providing a service and meeting the needs of others, can work independently and make deci-
sions, like contact with all kinds of people, and have a mind for business priorities and customer service.
                                                                 FCPS PROGRAMS
        ✔ Child Development                                                       ✔ Criminal Justice
        ✔ Commercial Foods                                                        ✔ Culinary Arts/Food Production
        ✔ Cosmetology                                                             ✔ Fire and Rescue

                                                                     SAMPle CAReeRS
Chef/Baker                               Economist                                Lawyer                                   Public Administrator
Child Care Worker                        FBI Agent                                Mental Health Worker                     Social Worker
Clergy                                   Firefighter                              Military                                 Substance Abuse Counselor
Correctional Officer                     Forensic Scientist                       Paralegal                                Teacher
Counselor                                Funeral Director                         Principal                                Translator
Custodian                                Law Enforcement Officer                  Psychologist
Choose 3 elective credits from the lists below for the Human Services career pathway.
                                                                       fOCUS area
                                                                                          Government and
             education                   tourism and Consumer Services                                                               Social Sciences
                                                                                           legal Services
Advanced Placement                       American Popular Music                   Academy of Finance                       Advanced Placement Calculus
   Language and Composition              American Sign Language                   Accounting 1, 2                          Advanced Placement Economics
Advanced Placement Literature            Applied Business Law                     Advanced Placement Biology               Advanced Placement Psychology
Advanced Placement Psychology            Applied Communications                   Advanced Placement Chemistry             Advanced Placement Statistics
Advanced Placement Statistics            Commercial Foods                         Advanced Placement Economics             Advanced Placement US History
Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving    Contemporary Mathematics                 Advanced Placement                       Advanced Placement World Language
Applied Business Law                     Cosmetology                                  Environmental Science                Analytical Thinking/
Applied Communications                   Culinary Arts                            Advanced Placement Government               Problem Solving
Child Development 1, 2, 3                Cultures and Cuisine                     Advanced Placement                       Applied Communications
Computer Graphics 1, 2, 3, 4             Economics & Geography                        Language and Composition             Child Development 1, 2, 3
Contemporary Mathematics                 Film Study                               Advanced Placement Literature            Contemporary Mathematics
Forensics and Debate                     Geography                                Advanced Placement Physics               Economics
Integrated Communication Technology      Horticulture/Floriculture                Advanced Placement Spanish               Economics and Geography
Microsoft Certification                  Individual & Dual Sports                 Advanced Placement Statistics            Environmental Science/
   Training 1, 2, 3                      Integrated Communications Technology     Advanced Placement                          Science and Societal Issues
Psychology                               Introduction to Business                     US History                           Film Study
Sociology                                Management and Entrepreneurship          Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving    National and Global Affairs
Web Site Development                     Marketing Education 1, 2                 Applied Business Law                     National and Global Issues
World Language 3, 4                      National and Global Affairs              Applied Communication                    Naval Science 1, 2, 3, 4
★ Career Pathway Transition Experience   National and Global Issues               Applied Physics                          Psychology
                                         Photography                              Biotechnology                            Sociology
                                         Television/Multimedia Production         Contemporary Mathematics                 Statistics and Probability
                                         World Language 3, 4                      Criminal Justice                         World Language 3, 4
                                         ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience   Economics                                ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience
                                                                                  Environmental Science/ Science and
                                                                                      Societal Issues
                                                                                  Film Study
                                                                                  Fire Rescue/Cadet
                                                                                  Forensics and Debate
                                                                                  Forestry and Wildlife Management
                                                                                  Law and Society
                                                                                  Law Enforcement/ Security Services
                                                                                  National and Global Issues
                                                                                  Naval Science 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                                                  ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience




                                         2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  9
               INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CAREER PATHWAY

 Consider the INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY pathway if you have the ability to gather and analyze
 data to solve problems, like working with computers, have a curiosity about how things work, understand cause and
 effect, perform work tasks to meet standards of accuracy, have mechanical ability, manual dexterity and hand-and-eye
 coordination, or enjoy working with tools.
                                                                         FCPS PROGRAMS
     ✔      Automotive Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing                                ✔ Construction Trades
     ✔      Automotive Technology                                                           ✔ Electronics
     ✔      Cabinetmaking                                                                   ✔ Engineering (Project Lead the Way) and Pre-
     ✔      Computer Aided Design (CAD) Architectural &                                       Engineering
            Engineering                                                                     ✔ Graphic Communications and Printing Technology
     ✔      Computer Technician                                                             ✔ Information Technology (Network, Database,
     ✔      Construction Technology/Carpentry                                                 Technician) (Cisco and A+ Certification)
     ✔      Construction Technology/Electricity                                             ✔ Masonry
     ✔      Construction Technology/Heating, Ventilation, Air                               ✔ Welding (Ag Metals)
            Conditioning, Refrigeration and Plumbing/HVAC

                                                                              SAMPle CAReeRS
 Aeronautics Engineer                       Computer Aided Designer                         Database Administrator                   HVAC Technician
 Aircraft Mechanic                          Computer Network Specialist                     Electrician                              Nuclear Engineer
 Architectural Engineer                     Computer Programmer                             Electronics Engineer                     Plumber
 Auto Technician                            Construction Landscaping                        Electronics Technician                   Printing Technician
 Carpenter                                  Construction Management                         Engineering Technician                   Welder
 Civil Engineer                             Custodial/Maintenance
 Choose 3 elective credits from the lists below for the Industrial Engineering and Technology career pathway.
                                                                                fOCUS area
                                                                                                                                       Construction and technical
     Information Technology                             Manufacturing                         engineering and technical
                                                                                                                                             Maintenance
 Advanced Placement Computer Science        Advanced Mechanics                              Advanced Placement Chemistry             Advanced Mechanics
 Advanced Technical Studies                 Advanced Technical Studies                      Advanced Placement Computer Science      Advanced Technical Studies
 Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving        Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving             Advanced Placement Physics               Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
 Applied / Technical Math                   Applied/Technical Math                          Advanced Placement Statistics            Applied Physics
 CAD – all                                  Architectural Drawing 1, 2                      Advanced Technical Studies               Applied Technical Math
 Career Research /Development               Cabinet Making 1, 2, 3, 4                       Algebra-based Physics                    Architectural Drawing 1, 2
 Cisco Networking Academy                   CAD                                             Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving      Auto Body 1, 2
 Communications and Networking              Career Research and Development                 Applied Technical Math                   Auto Mechanics 1, 2, 3
 Computer Graphics                          Clothing Construction                           Architectural Drawing - all              Automotive Technology 1, 2
 Computer Technician/Analyst                Construction Technology/ Carpentry I, II, III   Calculus – all                           Cabinetmaking 1, 2, 3
 Contemporary Mathematics                   Contemporary Mathematics                        CAD - all                                CAD Architectural - all
 Graphic Communication and Printing         Electronics                                     Career Research Development              CAD Engineering - all
    Technology                              Engine and Power Technology                     Chemistry                                Calculus
 Integrating Communication Technology       Graphics Communication and Printing             Computer Technician/Analyst              Carpentry and Construction Trades 1, 2, 3
 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3      Technology 1, 2                              Communications and Networking            Construction Technology/Carpentry 1, 2, 3
 Music Technology                           Technical Drawing 1, 2, 3, 4                    Communications Technology                Construction Electricity 1, 2
 Pre College Topics in Computer Science     Welding: Agriculture and Commercial             Computers and Technology                 Contemporary Mathematics
 Principles of Programming                     Metals Technology                            Contemporary Mathematics                 Engine and Power Technology
 Programming and Computer Concepts          Wood and Metal Structures                       Drafting                                 Extended Technical Studies
 Television/Multimedia Production           Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4                          Electronics                              Heating, Ventilation, Plumbing and Air
 Web Site Development                       World Language 3, 4                             Energy and Mathematical Modeling            Conditioning 1, 2
 World Language 3, 4                        ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience          Engineering (PLTW)                       Landscape Management 1, 2
 ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience                                                     Physics                                  Masonry 1, 2
                                                                                            Pre-Calculus                             Physics
                                                                                            Pre-College Topics in Computer Science   Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
                                                                                            Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2, 3       Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2, 3
                                                                                            Principles of Programming                Spanish 3, 4
                                                                                            Programming and Computer Concepts        Technical Drawing 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                                                            Science Research                         Welding: Agriculture and Commercial Metals
                                                                                            Statistics and Probability                  Technology
                                                                                            Technical Drawing - all                  Wood and Metal Structures
                                                                                            World Language 3, 4                      Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                                                            ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience   ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience



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                             
                NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE CAREER PATHWAY

Consider the NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE pathway if you are concerned with conservation of the
environment, like to learn about nature, plants, and animals, prefer to work outdoors, are fascinated by futuristic tech-
nology, comfortable learning and using new terminology and/or enjoy working in a laboratory.
                                                         FCPS PROGRAMS
                              ✔     Agriculture Production
                              ✔     Horticulture
                              ✔     Landscape Management
                              ✔     Welding: Agriculture and Commercial Metals Technology

                                                            SAMPle CAReeRS
Agricultural Engineer               Environmental Planner            Geologist                             Land Surveyor
Agricultural Sales                  Farm Worker                      Government Biologist                  Landscape Architect
Agriculture Teacher                 Florist                          Groundskeeper                         Meat Cutter/Food Processor
Agronomist                          Forensic Scientist               Laboratory Assistant                  Park Maintenance
Animal Caretaker/Groomer            Forestry Technician              Land/Farm Manager                     Soil Nutrient Technician
Biotechnology Lab Technician
Choose 2 elective credits from the lists below for the Natural Resources and Agriculture career pathway.
                                                              fOCUS area
       environment and
                                       Food Science and Safety           agricultural industries                   Biotechnology
       natural resources
Advanced Placement Calculus         Advanced Placement Biology       Agri-Science                          Advanced Biotechnology
Advanced Placement                  Advanced Placement Calculus      Agriculture/Horticulture              Advanced Placement Biology
   Environmental Science            Advanced Placement Chemistry       Independent Study                   Advanced Placement Calculus
Agri-Science                        Calculus A, B                    Agricultural Work Experience          Advanced Placement Chemistry
Calculus A, B                       Chemistry 1, 2                   Architectural Drawing 1, 2            Advanced Placement Environmental
Contemporary Mathematics            Commercial Foods 1, 2            Contemporary Mathematics                 Science
Earth/Space System Science          Contemporary Mathematics         Engine and Power Technology 1, 2      Calculus A, B
Environmental Science               Culinary Arts 1, 2               Horse Care and Management             Contemporary Mathematics
Forestry and Wildlife Management    Cultures and Cuisine             Horticulture/Floriculture 1, 2, 3     Pre-Engineering Technology
Horticulture/Floriculture 1, 2, 3   Spanish 3, 4                     Spanish 3, 4                          Science Mentor-Intern Program
Landscape Management 1, 2           ★ Career Pathway Transition      Welding: Agriculture and Commercial   Science Research
Spanish 3, 4                          Experience                       Metal Technologies 1, 2             World Language 1, 2
Statistics and Probability                                           ★ Career Pathway Transition           ★ Career Pathway Transition
Transition Education                                                   Experience                             Experience
★ Career Pathway Transition
   Experience




                                    2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  11
                                                                     Name:

  cAreer PlAnning tool: high School
  CAREER DEVELOPMENT                                  9th Grade               10th Grade         11th Grade     12th Grade

  ☐ Reviewed Personal Education and Career Plan
  ☐ Career Pathway Choice

      Reviewed by:                                                                                Date:



                           GPA       Attendance      INVENTORIES/ASSESSMENTS                       Date(s)       Result(s)

                                                     ☐ ExPAN
  Grade 9
                                                     ☐ ACT Plan
  Grade 10
                                                     ☐ ASVAB
  Grade 11
                                                     ☐ Bridges
  Grade 12
                                                     ☐ Leadership Inventory
  Cumulative GPA                                     ☐ Other

  aCtiVitieS
  School Year/Summer                     9th Grade               10th Grade                11th Grade         12th Grade

  ☐ Clubs/Organizations
      (list offices held, if any)




  ☐ Leadership Experiences




  ☐ Extracurricular Activities
      (fine arts, athletics, etc.)




  ☐ Student Service Learning




  ☐ Other




            CAREER PATHWAY                               WORK EXPERIENCES/TYPE OF WORK/LOCATION                     DATES




12  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                             
                                                                   Name:


cAreer PlAnning tool: AFter high School
POST-HIGH SCHOOL PLANS                             GRADES 9 10 11        12   INTEND TO:
  notes                                                   ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Attend a 4 year college
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Attend a 2-year college
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Attend a technical/business/career school
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Enter the military
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Seek full-time employment
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Enter an apprenticeship program
                                                          ☐ ☐ ☐          ☐      Other


                    Experience Log                        Date            Place/Name             Person           Career/School

	 •	 Took	career-related	field	trips


	 •	 Heard	career	speakers


	 •	 Participated	in	career	days/programs


	 •	 Visited	with	college/school	representatives


	 •	 Used	resources	for	career/college	information


	 •	 Prepared	a	résumé


	 •	 Made application to Career and Technology Center


	 •	 Shadowed/observed	workers


	 •	 Experienced/conducted	interviews
     (simulated/actual)

	 •	 Completed	applications	to	post-secondary	
     institutions (simulated/actual)

	 •	 Completed	job	applications
     (simulated/actual)


	 •	 Applied	for	financial	aid


	 •	 Submitted	scholarship	applications


	 •	 Requested	transcripts	for	employment/school	
     applications



            REFERENCE’S NAME                                     TITLE                         ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER




                                 2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  13
                                                                                                              STEP
     high School ASSeSSMentS
Maryland requires that students who entered 9th grade in the
fall of 2005 and later — including students in special education,
English language learners and those with 504 plans — must pass
the end-of-course High School Assessments in order to graduate.

WAYS TO MEET THE HSA PASSAGE
REqUIREMENT
•	 Earn a passing score on each of the 4 HSAs:
         Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400   2009-2010 HSA TESTING DATES
         Algebra/Data Analysis. . . . . . . . . . 412
         English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396     October 5-8, 2009 - Repeat Test Takers
         Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394          10/05 Biology
•	 Earn a combined score of 1602 on the four HSAs.                   10/06 Algebra/Data Analysis
   This option allows students to offset a lower score               10/07 Government
   on one HSA with a higher score on another HSA.   
                                                                     10/08 English
•	 Use the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation, an
                                                                     January 11-14, 2010
   alternative for students who have passed the HSA-
   related course but have not passed an HSA after                   1/11 Biology
   two or more attempts.                                             1/12 Algebra/Data Analysis
•	 Earn a state-approved score on certain Advanced                   1/13 Government
   Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate                     1/14 English
   (IB) tests as an alternative to taking the HSA in the
                                                                     April 12-15, 2010 - Applicable Seniors
   related subject.
                                                                     4/12 Biology
reSUltS                                                              4/13 Algebra/Data Analysis
Scores are mailed to FCPS 6 weeks after the test
                                                                     4/14 Government
is taken. FCPS then sends the individual student
scores to the schools. The schools are responsible for               4/15 English
sending students’ scores to parents/guardians. Con-                  May 17-18 & 20-21, 2010
tact your school if you do not receive HSA scores in                 5/17 Biology
a timely manner.
                                                                     5/18 Algebra/Data Analysis
STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS                                         5/20 Government
                                                                     5/21 English
Students with disabilities are entitled to receive
both instructional and testing accommodations as                     August 2-5, 2010 – Summer administration
outlined in his/her Individualized Education Plan                    8/2 Biology
(IEP). A student with an IEP who has taken and                       8/3 Algebra/Data Analysis
failed the HSA once may have the opportunity to
                                                                     8/4 Government
take the Modified HSA with approval from the
school. Contact the teacher, IEP team or counselor                   8/5 English
for more information about accommodations for an                          TEST dATES ARE govERNEd By THE MARylANd
HSA or Mod-HSA.                                                      dEpARTMENT of EduCATIoN ANd ARE SuBjECT To CHANgE


14  SteP 4 — high School ASSeSSMentS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                                                                                                                      STEP
    Student SerVice leArning
Frederick County Public Schools has an infused Student Service
Learning (SSL) plan that encompasses 20 courses, ten of which
occur at the middle school level and 10 that occur at the high
school level. Each of these courses has approximately 4.5 hours of
SSL activities incorporated within the curriculum. Students must
take and successfully complete a minimum of 17 of the 20 courses to
meet the 75-hour SSL graduation requirement. Students who did not
complete these courses will need additional hours of SSL to graduate
and should contact their counselor or high school SSL coordinator to develop a plan.
Juniors and seniors interested in helping community agencies in tutoring elementary,
middle and high school students in need of academic support can earn high school
credit and work toward a Meritorious Service Certificate upon graduation. See the
Transition Education section of Step 7 for details about this additional way to help your
community and other students.

                    Middle School courSeS With inFuSed SerVice leArning ActiVitieS
                                                      Awarded




                                                                                                                                 Awarded
                                                                Grade(s)




                                                                                                                                           Grade(s)
                                                      Credits




                                                                                                                                 Credits
                                                                Taken




                                                                                                                                           Taken
 Course                                                                    Course
 Number                     Course Title                                   Number                    Course Title
 6011     Language Arts (Honors)                        1         6                 Introduction to Algebra & Geometry Part II
                                                                           7331                                                    1         7
 6012     Language Arts (Merit)                         1         6                 (Honors)
 6013     Language Arts (Directed)                      1         6        7311     Algebra I with Data Analysis (Accelerated)     1         7
          Introduction to Algebra & Geometry – Part                        7332     Math – (Merit)                                 1         7
 6331                                                   1         6
          1 (Honors)                                                       7333     Math – (Directed)                              1         7
 6332     Math – (Merit)                                1         6        7107     Western Cultural Geography                     1         7
 6333     Math – (Directed)                             1         6        8011     Language Arts (Honors)                         1         8
 6207     Science – (Outdoor School)                    1         6        8012     Language Arts (Merit)                          1         8
 6107     Eastern Cultural Geography                    1         6        8013     Language Arts (Directed)                       1         8
 1440     ELL English Language I                        1        6-8       8301     Algebra I with Data Analysis (Honors)          1         8
 1640     ELL English I                                 1        6-8       8311     Geometry with Reasoning (Accelerated)          1         8
 1840     ELL English 2                                 1        6-8       8302     Pre Algebra (Merit)                            1         8
 7011     Language Arts (Honors)                        1         7        8333     Mathematics (Directed)                         1         8
 7012     Language Arts (Merit)                         1         7        8108     American Studies I                             1         8
 7013     Language Arts (Directed)                      1         7




                           2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 5 — Student SerVice leArning  15
                       high School courSeS With inFuSed SerVice leArning ActiVitieS




                                                       Awarded




                                                                                                                                 Awarded
                                                                 Grade(s)




                                                                                                                                           Grade(s)
                                                       Credits




                                                                                                                                 Credits
                                                                 Taken




                                                                                                                                           Taken
 Course                                                                     Course
 Number                       Course Title                                  Number                      Course Title
 131111   English 9 – Honors                             1         9        231281   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part B         1
 131211   English 9 – Merit                              1         9        232201   Geometry with Reasoning                       1
 131410   English 9B                                     1         9        231111   Geometry with Reasoning – Honors              1
 563880   English 9B – ELL                               1         9        232201   Geometry with Reasoning                       1
          English 9 – Individualized Education                              231111   Geometry with Reasoning – Honors              1
 131800                                                  1         9
          Program                                                           232220   Geometry with Reasoning – IEP Geometry        1
 132111   English 10 – Honors                            1        10        232211   Statistics and Probability                    1
 132211   English 10 – Merit                             1        10        231291   Yearlong Algebra                              1
 132410   English 10 – Directed                          1        10                 Yearlong Algebra with Data Analysis –
                                                                            231491                                                 1
          English 10 – Individualized Education                                      Cognitive Tutor
 132800                                                  1        10
          Program                                                           192410   Biology – Directed                            1        10
          English 10 – Individualized Education                             192800   Biology – Individualized Education Plan       1        10
 132810                                                  1        10
          Program ALT
                                                                                     Biology – Individualized Education Plan –
 563810   English 10 – ELL                               1        10        192820                                                 1        10
                                                                                     ALT
 133111   English 11 – Honors                            1        11        192211   Biology – Merit                               1        10
 133211   English 11 – Merit                             1        11        191111   Biology _ Honors                              1        10
 133410   English 11 – Directed                          1        11        163410   American Studies 2 – Directed                 1        11
          English 11 – Individualized Education                             163111   American Studies 2 – Honors                   1        11
 133800                                                  1        11
          Program
                                                                                     American Studies 2 – Individualized
          Algebra with Data Analysis – Cognitive                            163800                                                 1        11
 231471                                                  1                           Education Program
          Tutor – Part A
                                                                            163211   American Studies 2 – Merit                    1        11
          Algebra with Data Analysis – Cognitive
 231481                                                  1                  161400   Government – Directed                         1         9
          Tutor – Part B
                                                                            161101   Government – Honors                           1         9
 231201   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis                   1
                                                                                     Government – Individualized Education
 231330   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra     1                  161820                                                 1         9
                                                                                     Program
          Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra
 231230                                                  1                           Government – Individualized Education
          ALT                                                               161830                                                 1         9
                                                                                     Program – ALT
          Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra
 231340                                                  1                  161201   Government – Merit                            1         9
          Part A
                                                                            563890   Government – ELL                              1         9
          Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra
 231240                                                  1                  161410   Modern World History – Directed               1        10
          Part A ALT
          Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra                        161111   Modern World History – Honors                 1        10
 231380                                                  1                           Modern World History – Individualized
          Part B                                                            161800                                                 1        10
          Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – IEP Algebra                                 Education Program
 231250                                                  1                  161211   Modern World History – Merit                  1        10
          Part B ALT
 231271   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part A          1




16  SteP 5 — Student SerVice leArning  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                                                                                                               STEP
               high School oPtionS
FCPS offers a wide range of options for pursuing your interests,
challenging your mind and getting a jump start on the future —
all while you’re on the way to earning your diploma. You’ll find an
extensive list of courses and programs at your “home” high school
plus still more at other high schools in the county.



                                                                        international Baccalaureate
ACADEMIC LEVELS
                                                                        These highly challenging courses, recognized by leading
Many courses in this Guide are described by academic level.             universities, are available at Urbana High School. See the
Keep these definitions in mind as you select your courses for           Academies section following this one.
the next school year.
    advanced Placement                                              ACADEMIES
    Every high school offers challenging college-level              Academies provide focused instruction together with high
    Advanced Placement courses. National AP exams admin-            expectations, standards and unparalleled opportunities for
    istered by the College Board allow students to earn college     academic achievement. The following programs are available
    credit for high scores.                                         to students countywide at the high schools listed. Admission
    Honors                                                          is by application, and enrollment may be limited. With the
                                                                    exception of the Academy of Finance, students who are not
    Honors courses are designed for students who consistently
                                                                    geographically assigned to these schools must provide their
    exceed the objectives and expectations of the essential
                                                                    own transportation. For more information, see the Academies
    curriculum, both in terms of content knowledge and
                                                                    section of Step 7 and talk with your school counselor.
    application. Course work includes an emphasis on abstract
    material and requires extensive independent work, self-               Academy of Finance
    discipline, and commitment to meet rigorous expectations              Career and Technology Center
    and time lines. Successful completion of Honors course
                                                                          The Academy of Finance is a unique national program
    work will prepare students for post-high school education.
                                                                          designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the
    Merit                                                                 world of financial services. The course work introduces
    Merit courses are designed for students who generally                 students to all facets of the financial services industry.
    meet or exceed the objectives and expectations of the                 APEX Academy (Advanced Placement Experience)
    essential curriculum, both in terms of content knowl-                 Brunswick HS and Middletown HS
    edge and application. Course work includes a balance
    of concrete and abstract material, with an emphasis on                The APEX program is designed as a four-year course of
    both teacher-directed and independent work. Successful                study, beginning in 9th grade, in which students follow
    completion of Merit course work will prepare a student for            a comprehensive curriculum combining accelerated
    post-high school education.                                           honors level and intensive advanced placement level
                                                                          courses throughout their high school career.
    Directed
                                                                          arts & Communications academy
    Directed courses are designed for students who require                Governor Thomas Johnson HS
    considerable assistance and support in meeting the objec-
    tives and expectations of the essential curriculum, both in           College-level instruction and an intense curriculum
    terms of content and application. Course work includes                motivate and engage students, preparing them for the
    an emphasis on concrete material, with additional time,               finest colleges and/or a career in the arts or communica-
    adaptive strategies, and intensive teacher assistance.                tions field. The program features advanced studies in
                                                                          music, theatre and visual arts.


                              2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 6 — high School oPtionS  17
      CaPS — Cadet advanced Placement Diploma academy
                                                                    CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
      Frederick HS
                                                                    CTC offers a solid education to high school students who want
      The CAPS program provides comprehensive advanced
                                                                    to enhance their academic studies with specialized, hands-on
      placement course curricula to challenge academically
                                                                    training in competitive fields. Located adjacent to the Fred-
      gifted and motivated college-bound students.
                                                                    erick Community College campus in Frederick, the school
      environmental academy                                         equips students in 10th-12th grades with the skills and knowl-
      Catoctin HS                                                   edge to compete in today’s job market through 25 programs:
      This academy prepares students for further study and               •	 Academy of Finance
      careers in environmental science and related fields. Suc-          •	 Agricultural and Commercial Metals Technology
      cessful completion of course work, projects and hands-
                                                                         •	 Advanced Web Design and Animation
      on experiences leads to designation as an Environmen-
      tal Academy Scholar.                                               •	 Automotive Technology
                                                                         •	 Biomedical Sciences
      international Baccalaureate academy
      Urbana HS                                                          •	 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Architectural
      This highly challenging two-year curriculum leads to               •	 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Engineering
      a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s           •	 Carpentry
      leading universities.                                              •	 CISCO Computer Networking Academy
      Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) Academy                                  •	 Collision Repair
      Linganore HS                                                       •	 Computer Technician/Analyst
      The NJROTC program encompasses strong academic                     •	 Construction Electricity
      course work complemented by extracurricular activi-                •	 Cosmetology
      ties that foster the pillars of character and citizenship.
                                                                         •	 Criminal Justice
      Students in this program complete four courses in Naval
      Science in addition to their other academic course work.           •	 Culinary Arts
                                                                         •	 Fire & Rescue Cadet
      Pre-Engineering Academy
      Tuscarora HS                                                       •	 Fundamentals of Nursing
                                                                         •	 Graphic Communications & Printing Technology
      Students study a combination of science, math (Pre-
      Calculus, Statistics and Probability) and technology               •	 Landscape Management
      courses during a three-year program. Upper level                   •	 Marketing
      courses teach students practical applications and to               •	 Masonry
      build projects such as hovercrafts and hydroponics
                                                                         •	 Plumbing/HVAC
      plant-growing stations.
                                                                         •	 Professional Health Careers
      Project Lead the Way – Pre-Engineering
                                                                         •	 TV\Multimedia Production
      Linganore HS and Walkersville HS
                                                                         •	 Welding: Agricultural and Commercial Metals
      A series of five courses emphasizing problem-solving                  Technology
      applied logic, research and design introduces students
      to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering before      Eligibility is based on good school attendance and program-
      entering college.                                             specific criteria.

      teaching academy                                              Most CTC programs are two-year series, and many prepare
      Brunswick HS                                                  students for national and state certification and offer college
                                                                    credits. Bus transportation to the CTC campus is provided to
      Students explore the education field in depth through a       and from the students’ home schools. For more information,
      range of authentic experiences, including working with        see the Career and Technology Education section of Step 7,
      an elementary, middle or high school teacher in a class-      visit the CTC website, contact the CTC counselor and talk with
      room setting.                                                 your home high school counselor.




18  SteP 6 — high School oPtionS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS                        WORK-BASED AND CAREER EXPERIENCES 
Each high school offers a range of programs that meet Mary-         These programs give students workplace experiences that cor-
land’s Approved CTE Completer graduation requirements. See          respond to their career pathways, community service interests
the Career & Technology and Transition Education sections of        and/or plans following graduation. See the Career & Technol-
Step 7 for courses in these programs:                               ogy Education and Transition Education sections of Step 7 for
                                                                    course descriptions. Consult with your teacher, counselor and
     •	 Agriculture: Animal Science
                                                                    the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator at your school
     •	 Agriculture Mechanics                                       to explore the programs and get applications.
     •	 Automotive Mechanics
                                                                           Career Research & Development (formerly Cooperative
     •	 Business Finance & Management                                      Work Study) 
     •	 Cabinetmaking                                                      This two-year program is available at all high schools
     •	 Child Care Services                                                and includes both an in-school component and a paid
     •	 Computer Science                                                   work experience in the senior year that reflects future
                                                                           employment plans. Most students attend their home
     •	 Engineering
                                                                           high schools in the morning and work in the afternoon. 
     •	 Horticulture
                                                                           Cooperative Pre-Apprenticeships  (CTC) and Capstone
     •	 Transition Education
                                                                           Work Experiences (High Schools)
     •	 Woodworking and more
                                                                           Pre-apprenticeships and capstone work experiences give
Students who plan to enter a community college or an appren-               seniors apprenticeship or work experience in the occu-
ticeship program will want to consider the CTE programs that               pation they studied. Participants are employed part-
offer college credit through agreements with Frederick Com-                time under the cooperative supervision of the employer
munity College and other post-secondary institutions. Details              and the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator. The
can be found in the Fast Forward section.                                  student is paid regular wages by the employer, and a
                                                                           pre-apprenticeship student also earns time credit toward
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL) PROGRAM                                    fulfilling the requirements of a regular apprenticeship
                                                                           while in high school.
ELL instruction promotes successful integration into main-
stream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten                  Internships  
through 12th grade whose first, or primary, language is                    Juniors and seniors gain valuable career-related experi-
not English and who have limited English proficiency. ELL                  ences for one or two semesters in the field in which they
students new to Frederick County are assessed for English                  plan to major in college. Each intern is paired with an
language proficiency. The ELL Department recognizes the                    adult mentor who helps craft the internship.
importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters
for parent conferences and many translated documents. High                 Open Campus
school ELL students attend and take ELL classes at Frederick               This program allows seniors to participate in activi-
High School. Summer school support is offered in conjunction               ties in an off-campus setting that will contribute to
with the FCPS Summer Success Program.                                      advanced standing, including enrollment at local educa-
                                                                           tional institutions.
FAST FORWARD                                                               Student Service learning
Through agreements with more than eleven post-secondary                    Eleventh and twelfth grade students interested in
institutions, the Fast Forward program enables students to earn            helping community agencies or in serving as tutors to
college or technical school credit for designated high school              elementary, middle or high school students who need
classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. The pro-           academic support may earn high school credit or work
gram “fast forwards” students to high-level courses — allow-               toward a Meritorious Service Certificate.
ing them to graduate with a degree or certificate sooner and
possibly save tuition costs, too. Talk with your school counselor
about the enrollment process and other important information.
A list of Fast Forward courses available at area colleges and
technical schools can be found at the back of this guide.




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                                                                          Flexible Evening High School
ALTERNATIVES TO FOUR-YEAR ENROLLMENT
                                                                          Flexible Evening High School (FEHS), located in Walk-
Four-year enrollment in a public high school may not serve                ersville, offers students of high school age an opportu-
the best interests of some students. FCPS offers a number of              nity to earn a Maryland high school diploma by attend-
alternatives, as outlined in this section. The total credits earned       ing evening classes and accumulating credits. Courses
in the following educational programs could have an impact                are also available online for qualified students.
on the final grade point average used in the selection process
for graduation honors. Contact your school counselor for                  GED and External Diploma Programs
additional information regarding these alternatives, and care-            The Adult Education Office, located in Walkersville,
fully review the procedures and requirements outlined in FCPS             offers out-of-school adults the opportunity to obtain
Regulation 400-34.                                                        a high school diploma through General Educational
       early admission to an approved Vocational, technical or
                                                                          Development (GED) preparation and testing or through
       Other Post-High School Program
                                                                          the Maryland External Diploma Program (EDP). Other
                                                                          Adult Education programs enable county residents to
       A student who has completed 11th grade may have the                improve skills and knowledge in areas that complement
       12th grade enrollment requirement waived through                   the FCPS curriculum. Generally for enrichment rather
       acceptance into and successful completion of an                    than credit, these include Adult Basic Education, Eng-
       approved vocational, technical, or other post-high                 lish for speakers of other languages and Even Start.
       school program.
                                                                          Virtual High School
       early College admission
                                                                          Virtual School (VHS) provides online learning as an
       A student who has completed 11th grade may have the                alternative means of education when traditional avenues
       12th grade enrollment requirement waived through                   are not possible. These high quality programs offer both
       acceptance into and successful completion of the first             flexibility in alternative educational experiences and a
       year in an early college admission program.                        full range of courses from basic Contemporary Math
       Early Graduation                                                   to AP courses (look for the “VHS” designation after
       A student may receive a Maryland high school diploma               courses listed in Step 7). Students read textbooks, inter-
       after 11th grade through an approved waiver of 12th                act with an online community of teachers and students,
       grade enrollment, providing she or he has met all gradu-           conduct experiments, complete assignments and take
       ation credit, competency and student service learning              tests. See your school counselor for more information
       requirements. A student who graduates early will                   about the program and application process.
       receive his or her high school diploma at graduation and
       is eligible for commencement honors, although the total
       credits earned could have an impact on the final grade
       point average used in the selection process.




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                                                                                                                                          STEP
                 courSe deScriPtionS
FCPS high schools offer students the choice of more than 300 courses
ranging from American Popular Music and Accounting to World History
and Welding. This section organizes course descriptions into 11 broad
categories. To find a specific course quickly, refer to the alphabetical index at
the back of this guide.




                                                                                                                                                           PAGE
•	 Academies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
•	 Arts: Visual and Performing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    •	 Visual Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    •	 Drama & Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
    •	 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
•	 Career & Technology Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    •	 Arts and Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    •	 Business Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    •	 Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
         •	 Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
    •	 Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
    •	 Industrial and Engineering Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
         •	 Project Lead the Way: Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
    •	 Natural Resources and Agriculture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
•	 English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
•	 Health & Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
•	 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
•	 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
•	 Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
•	 Transition Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
•	 World Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
•	 Other Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

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                                                          AcAdeMieS
Academies provide challenging, focused instruction together with high expectations and standards
and unparalleled opportunities for academic achievement. The following programs are available to
students countywide at the high schools listed. Admission is by application, and in some cases by
audition, and enrollment may be limited. Except for the Academy of Finance, students who are not
geographically assigned to these schools must provide their own transportation.
For more information about the following academies, talk with your school counselor and/or
contact the academy school direct.


               ACADEMY OF FINANCE                                   Economics and the World of Finance: The study in macro
Offered at the Career and Technology Center                         and micro-economics provides students an understanding of
                                                                    how our market economy functions in a global setting. Stu-
The Academy of Finance is a unique national program to              dents survey economic concepts, including those principles
prepare 11th and 12th grade students to pursue careers in           recommended by the Joint Economic Council. A study of capi-
the world of financial services. The course work introduces         tal markets acquaints students with the role that various mar-
students to all facets of the financial services industry. This     kets and securities play in the overall economic framework.
high-caliber program integrates classroom instruction with
workplace experience through a unique six-week paid summer          Financial Planning/Financial Operations: Students are intro-
internship. Students regularly visit banks, brokerage houses,       duced to the financial planning process and the components of
financial exchanges, insurance companies, accounting firms,         a comprehensive financial plan. Students learn how to prepare
and government agencies.                                            a financial plan that includes saving, investing, borrowing, risk
                                                                    management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning.
In addition to the Academy of Finance courses, students take a
college course in their senior year and are strongly encouraged     International Finance: Students explore the major compo-
to take at least three years of mathematics, one year of account-   nents of the international financial system, including foreign
ing, and a semester of computer applications, as well as study      exchange markets, international financial markets, interna-
a world language. The academy is organized to encourage             tional banking, and multinational corporations.
students to work together in an interdisciplinary project-based     Securities Operations: Students focus on the role of the opera-
approach in order to become engaged in learning.                    tions department in a modern securities organization. Through
Students follow a curriculum that is intensive in economic and      a study of the structure of brokerage firms, the trading process,
business principles to provide them a comprehensive picture of      credit and margin practices, automated processes, and govern-
career options available within the industry. Students partici-     ment regulations, students gain an understanding of how a
pate in an internship and various job-shadowing opportunities       securities firm serves its customers and plays an important role
throughout the school year and are encouraged to enroll in          in the economy. Students apply their knowledge of econom-
accounting courses at their home schools. Upon successful           ics, accounting, and data processing to the operations process.
completion of the program, students receive eight credits           Emphasis is placed on the skills and attitudes necessary for
toward graduation.                                                  success in business and college.
                                                                    Strategies for Success: Students study and develop the solid
ACADEMY OF FINANCE                                                  interpersonal skills necessary for success in the financial busi-
538010     Academy of Finance 1           3 Credits     Grade 11    ness world. Students develop good work and study habits, learn
538031     Academy of Finance 2           3 Credits     Grade 12    to prepare portfolios, locate resources, develop career plans,
538021     Academy of Finance 2           2 Credits     Grade 12    and start preparing for college.
Course curriculum consists of the following components:             Theory for Financial Decision Making: Students are given a
Banking and Credit: Students survey the principles and              basic accounting review followed by an introduction to and
practices of banking and credit in the United States. Students      application of the principles of partnership and corporation
learn about the major functions of banks and other depository       accounting. Emphasis is on the interpretation and managerial
institutions, their in-house operations and procedures, central     use of accounting records and on developing skills in adapt-
banking through the Federal Reserve System, and modern              ing accounting methods to the needs of a given business. The
trends in the banking industry. The credit component provides       course also includes accounting control systems, the relation-
an overview of credit functions and operations including credit     ship between automated and manual processing of accounting
risk evaluation, loan creation and debit collection.                data, and information on careers in accounting.



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                                                                       Careful planning and selection of courses in the initial high
COLLEGE BUSINESS AND FINANCE
                                                                       school grades are important so that students can meet the pre-
537701     1 Credit                                       Grade 12
                                                                       requisites for optional AP courses in the upper grade levels.  If
Dual enrollment at Frederick Community College for 3 college credits
                                                                       a student, with appropriate counseling, decides that the APEX
Tuition may be required.                                               program is no longer meeting his/her personal goals, the stu-
This course is the college-level component of the Academy              dent may enter the honors level program.
of Finance program sequence. It is required to qualify for the
National Academy Foundation Certificate of Financial Studies                        APeX curriculuM SeQuence
but is not required to be a high school Career and Technology
                                                                                  grade 9                          grade 10
Education completer for high school graduation. The course
introduces effective use of planning, organization and control          English 9 Honors/APEX-           English 10 Honors/APEX
in the management of a business enterprise. Also included are             heavy emphasis on writing
units in personnel and plant management, marketing prin-                  skills
ciples, business and government relations, and an introduction          Science (Algebra-Based           AP World History/APEX
to finance.                                                               Physics, Honors/APEX)
                                                                        Social Studies (Government       Science (Chemistry Honors/
                                                                          Honors/APEX)                     APEX)
            APEX ACADEMY
                                                                                                         One additional student-
    (ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE)                                                                       selected AP course
Offered at Brunswick and Middletown High Schools                                                          (optional)
APEX is a four-year program for students beginning in 9th
                                                                                  grade 11                         grade 12
grade in which students follow a comprehensive curriculum
combining accelerated honors-level and intensive advanced               AP English Language and          Philosophy of Knowledge
placement-level course work. The course of study provides stu-           Composition/APEX and/
dents with a broad, general background that prepares them for            or English 11 Honors
AP course work. Due to the rigorous nature of the APEX cur-             Self-select AP courses (one      Additional student-selected
riculum, support services are provided by the APEX program                math or science highly          AP courses
coordinator and through after-school seminar study sessions.              recommended)
APEX scholars who meet or exceed six AP courses receive rec-            Note: Curriculum requirements are subject to change.
ognition at graduation and on their high school transcripts.
Students interested in this program must submit a complete
application packet. Each student is responsible for completing
and submitting the admission packet with all of the following
necessary items: teacher evaluation forms (4); student applica-
tion; list of references; extracurricular/co-curricular form; and
counselor and principal verification form. The APEX selection
committee reviews each nominee’s performance and readiness
in a holistic manner. Nominees receive a letter of acceptance
status. Nominees have a period of ten weekdays from the post-
marked date of the decision letter to return a letter of commit-
ment or a letter of appeal.
Program requirements
•	 All state and FCPS requirements for graduation
•	 Completion of a minimum of six AP courses
•	 Completion of a minimum of six AP examinations
•	 Required summer reading
•	 Preparatory courses in 9th and 10th grades
•	 Completion of two mandatory AP courses: AP World
   History, a yearlong course in 10th grade; and AP English
   Language and Composition in 11th grade and/or English 11
   Honors
•	 Completion of four other self-selected AP courses, including
   a science or math course and a Theory of Knowledge/Phi-
   losophy course in the senior year



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                                                                      AMS students who successfully complete AMS 1A and 1B will
     ARTS & COMMUNICATION ACADEMY                                     receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement upon graduation.
Offered at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School                            AMS students who successfully complete AMS 2A and 2B
Audition and/or portfolio required                                    will receive a Master Level 2 diploma endorsement upon
                                                                      graduation.
Advanced courses in music, theatre, and the visual arts are
taught at a college level with an intense curriculum to chal-
lenge and engage students, preparing them for the finest col-         ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES (ATS)
leges and/or for a career in the arts or communications field of      664311      Advanced Theatre Studies 1A      2 credits   Grades 11-12
study. Students are given the opportunity to gain knowledge           664321      Advanced Theatre Studies 1B      2 credits   Grades 11-12
and enrichment from field trips, concerts, plays, museum              664331      Advanced Theatre Studies 2A      2 credits   Grades 11-12
visits, and interaction with professional artists, mentors and        664341      Advanced Theatre Studies 2B      2 credits   Grades 11-12
workshops. Students enrolled in the academy are assisted in           Pre-requisites:
portfolio development along with gathering career and college         Advanced Theatre Studies 1: submission of a completed application,
information to prepare them for higher learning.                      successful completion of a schedule performance audition, written
                                                                      recommendation of a high school drama instructor, and prior per-
Arts and Communications Academy graduates leave with
                                                                      mission of the instructor
work-readiness skills, courses, and experiences necessary
in concentrated areas of study to enter a post-secondary              Advanced Theatre Studies 2: successful completion of Advanced The-
institution.                                                          atre Studies 1, successful completion of a re-audition (if requested),
                                                                      and prior permission of the instructor
ADVANCED MUSIC STUDIES (AMS)                                          Advanced Theatre Studies is for students who have success-
664121      Advanced Music Studies 1A      2 credits   Grades 11-12   fully completed previous drama courses. Students focus on the
664151      Advanced Music Studies 1B      2 credits   Grades 11-12   advanced components of theatre productions. They continue
664221      Advanced Music Studies 2A      2 credits   Grades 11-12   to refine their skills in a variety of areas, including voice, move-
664251      Advanced Music Studies 2B      2 credits   Grades 11-12   ment, scriptwriting, directing, and a focus on specific perfor-
Pre-requisites:                                                       mance eras. Particular attention is paid to the history of theatre
Advanced Music Studies 1A: submission of a completed application,
                                                                      and its role in our culture. Students also explore the relationship
successful completion of a scheduled performance audition, written
                                                                      between such visual elements as design and directing and the
recommendation of a high school music instructor, and prior permis-
                                                                      script itself. Students are required to participate in a number of
sion of the instructor
                                                                      performances, some of which may occur in the evening or on
                                                                      the weekend. These performances will not interfere with home
Advanced Music Studies 1B: successful completion of Advanced
                                                                      school’s productions. Students selecting ATS courses should be
Music Studies 1A, successful completion of a re-audition (if
                                                                      prepared to participate in all aspects of the program and should
requested), and prior permission of the instructor
                                                                      not enroll if attendance at performances is a problem.
Advanced Music Studies is for junior or senior students who
                                                                      ATS students who successfully complete ATS 1A and 1B will
have successfully completed previous music courses. It pro-
                                                                      receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement upon graduation.
vides unique preparation in music education for students plan-
ning to pursue the study of music after high school. Students         ATS students who successfully complete ATS 2A and 2B
focus on the comprehensive study of ensemble performance,             will receive a Master Level 2 diploma endorsement upon
theory and harmony, music history, listening, and sight-sing-         graduation.
ing/ear training. Students may elect to concentrate in either
vocal or instrumental music.                                          ADVANCED VISUAL ARTS STUDIES (AVAS)
Students are required to participate in a number of perfor-           293200     3 Dimensional Art Forms 1                     Grades 11-12
mances, some of which may occur in the evening or on the              293210     3 Dimensional Art Forms 2                     Grades 11-12
weekend. Mandatory after-school rehearsals may be scheduled           291110     Advanced Approaches to
as needed. Students selecting AMS should be prepared to par-                     Drawing & Painting 1                          Grades 11-12
ticipate in all aspects of the program and should not enroll if       291120     Advanced Approaches to
attendance at performances is a problem.                                         Drawing & Painting 2                          Grades 11-12
                                                                      294100     Advanced Computer Graphics 1                  Grades 11-12
Level 1 core classes include: Music Theory 1, Sight Singing
                                                                      294110     Advanced Computer Graphics 2                  Grades 11-12
and Ear Training 1, Listening and Literature 1, Instructional
                                                                      291180     Extending the Boundaries
and Vocal Chamber Music 1, Music Technology 1, and Class
                                                                                 within Photography 1                          Grades 11-12
Piano 1.
                                                                      291190     Extending the Boundaries
Level 2 core classes include: Music Theory 2, Sight Singing                      within Photography 2                          Grades 11-12
and Ear Training 2, Listening and Literature 2, Instructional         297100     Journeys through Art Styles,
and Vocal Chamber Music 2, Music Technology 2, and Class                         Theories & Applications                       Grades 11-12
Piano 2.

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297130     Student Thesis Seminar in
           Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 1          Grades 11-12
                                                                                ENVIRONMENTAL ACADEMY
297110     Student Thesis Seminar in
                                                                     Offered at Catoctin High School
           Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 2          Grades 11-12
293141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 1          Grades 11-12    This academy prepares students for careers in environmental
294141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 2          Grades 11-12    science and environmentally-related fields. Upon completion
295141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 3          Grades 11-12    of the required course work, a transitional education experi-
293131     Western Art History, Advanced Placement   Grades 11-12    ence that emphasizes the environment, and participation in
Advanced Visual Arts Studies is for students who have success-       approved club(s), students graduate with the distinction of
fully completed previous foundation art courses. It provides         being an Environmental Academy Scholar. The program’s goals
unique preparation for students planning to pursue the study         are to:
of visual art after high school. Students improve their ability to   •	 Foster critical thinking, enhance problem-solving skills and
understand and to organize the elements of art and principles           promote a deep understanding of environmental awareness.
of design.                                                           •	 Increase preparatory skills to pursue a greater number of
AVAS students develop an individual portfolio, a process                post-secondary opportunities, including immediate entry
portfolio, and refinements in individual artistic styles and tech-      into the workplace and acceptance at higher education
niques. Students analyze and critique their own work, as well           institutions.
as the work of others, using design terminology. Students learn      •	 Enhance direct collaboration with local, county and state
and understand the chronological development of art from                agencies in their pursuit to create a positive environmental
early beginnings through the modern world.                              impact on the community.
Some projects may require long-term or intense exploration as        •	 Utilize computer-based lab equipment and internet-based
well as the purchase of materials and supplies as agreed upon           collaboration as the primary instructional technologies to
with the teacher.                                                       access research ideas and information.
                                                                     Courses (See course descriptions in Step 7)
AVAS students who successfully complete Journey through Art
Styles, Theories and Applications; Advanced Visual Art Acad-         •	 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics
emy concentration course; Student Thesis Seminar; and AP             •	 Algebra-Based Physics
Studio Art 1will receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement upon          •	 Chemistry
graduation.
                                                                     •	 Biology
AVAS students who successfully complete Journey through              •	 Environmental Science
Art Styles, Theories and Applications; two credits of Advanced
Visual Art Academy concentration courses; two-credit Student         •	 Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Thesis Seminar; and AP Studio Art 2 will receive a Master            •	 Forestry/Wildlife Management
Level 2 diploma endorsement upon graduation.                         •	 Horticulture/Floriculture
                                                                     •	 Earth Systems Science Research
         CADET ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                    •	 Agri-Science
          SCHOLARS ACADEMY (CAPS)                                    •	 Statistics and Probability
Offered at Frederick High School                                     •	 National Global Issues or Law and Society
CAPS provides comprehensive advanced placement course                •	 Transition Education (Internship, Work Study, Service
curricula to challenge academically gifted and motivated                Learning, and Open Campus)
college-bound students. Students who plan to successfully            Clubs, Activities and Projects:
complete six or more advanced placement classes and tests            •	 Astronomy Club
prior to graduation are eligible. Unlike other AP programs, the
                                                                     •	 Envirothon
CAPS program begins during the sophomore year with an AP
World History class that provides a college-level world history      •	 Enlighten Maryland
curriculum and class activities that prepare students for the        •	 FFA
rigor and pace of college instruction.                               •	 Horseshoe Crab Project
                                                                     •	 Schoolyard Habitat
                                                                     •	 SOME Club (Save Our Mother Earth)
                                                                     •	 Stream Survey
                                                                     •	 The Big Sweep
                                                                     •	 Tree Grow-Out Station



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                                                                   NAVAL SCIENCE 2
       internatiOnal BaCCalaUreate                                 568820                                                Grades 10 – 12
                 ACADEMY                                           Prerequisite: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 1
Offered at Urbana High School                                      This course is the second of a series of four courses in the
This highly challenging two-year curriculum leads to a quali-      NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course
fication that is widely recognized by the world’s leading uni-     work complemented by many extracurricular activities that
versities. The program requires study in each of six “groups.”     foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science
Interested students should go to www.uhsmd.org to access the       2 includes content in: Leadership Theory; Naval History; and
IB Program booklet and application and talk with the coun-         Naval Sciences including Meteorology, Oceanography, Astron-
selor and their parents/guardians before deciding whether to       omy, Electricity and Aerodynamics. This course includes Mili-
apply.                                                             tary Drill, and wearing the NJROTC uniform is required one
                                                                   day each week.
•	 Group 1 – Language A (English)
•	 Group 2 – Language B (Second Language)                          Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval
                                                                   Science 3.
•	 Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
•	 Group 4 – Experimental Sciences                                 NAVAL SCIENCE 3
•	 Group 5 – Mathematics                                           568830                                               Grades 11 – 12
•	 Group 6 – Arts and Computer Science                             Prerequisites: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 2.
Students may elect to substitute an additional course from         This course is the third in a series of four courses in the
groups 1-4 or one of the Computer Science courses for the Arts     NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course
(Group 6) requirement. Theory of Knowledge is required of all      work complemented by many extracurricular activities that
IB students. Schedules for IB diploma students are somewhat        foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science
different from those of non-IB students. “Higher Level” IB         3 includes content in: Application of Leadership Skills, Naval
courses will be scheduled over a two-year period, meeting 90       Operations, Marine Navigation, Shipboard Organization and
minutes every other day for two years. IB courses are listed in    Watches, Naval Weapons and Aircraft, Sea Power and National
Step 7 under the appropriate curricular categories.                Security, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea. Stu-
                                                                   dents enrolled in NJROTC will practice drill regularly and are
                                                                   required to wear the uniform one day each week.
       naVal jUniOr reSerVe OffiCerS
                                                                   Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval
          TRAINING CORP (NJROTC)                                   Science 4.
Offered at Linganore High School
The NJROTC program encompasses strong academic course              naVal SCienCe 4
work complemented by extracurricular activities that foster the
                                                                   568840                                                      Grade 12
pillars of character and citizenship. Students in this program
                                                                   Prerequisites: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 3.
complete four courses in Naval Science in addition to their
other academic course work.                                        This course is the culmination of a series of four courses in the
                                                                   NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course
NAVAL SCIENCE 1                                                    work complemented by many extracurricular activities that
                                                                   foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science 4
568810                                            Grades 9 – 12
                                                                   includes content in: Naval Leadership Techniques and Princi-
Prerequisite: Sports physical
                                                                   pals, Theory of Human Motivation, Group Dynamics, Basics
This course is the first of a series of four courses in the        of Effective Communication, Carrying out Orders, the Chain
NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course              of Command, and practical application of leadership skills.
work complemented by many extracurricular activities that          Students enrolled in NJROTC practice drill regularly and are
foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science     required to wear the uniform one day each week.
1 includes content in: Introduction to the NJROTC Program;
                                                                   Students successfully completing Naval Science 3 and/or 4
Introduction to Leadership; Naval Ships; Mission and Organi-
                                                                   may have enhanced opportunities to earn an NJROTC college
zation; The Nation, Navy and the People in American Democ-
                                                                   scholarship and are eligible for early promotion if they choose
racy; Introduction to Navigation and Time; Health Education;
                                                                   to enlist in the military after high school.
First Aid; and Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse Prevention.
The course includes Military Drill, and wearing the NJROTC
uniform is required one day each week.
Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval
Science 2.


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                                                                     DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE)
          PRE-ENGINEERING ACADEMY                                    497301                                             Grades 9 - 12
Grades 10-12                                                         Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in Alge-
Offered at Tuscarora High School                                     bra 2
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and ICP                                     This is an applied logic that focuses on the application of
Students study a combination of science, math, and technol-          electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software
ogy courses over a three-year period. In addition to traditional     is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual
course work, students are introduced to practical applications       construction of circuits and devices.
of the concepts learned, including designing and building
hovercrafts or hydroponics plant-growing stations. Hands-on          AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (AE)
experience is combined with classroom study to introduce             491200                                             Grades 11 - 12
students to the various areas of concentration included in the       Offered only at Walkersville High School
engineering field. Courses in this three-year program include:
                                                                     Recommended: POE, IED, and DE
•	 Pre-Engineer 1, 2, 3                                              The major focus of the course is to acquaint students with the
•	 Pre-Calculus                                                      world of flight and space travel. As they learn about various
•	 Physics                                                           aspects of aerospace engineering, they apply what was learned
•	 Two electives chosen from upper level science, math, tech-        to the design and development of several simulated flight
   nology education, or information technology                       vehicles for both atmospheric and space travel, and use many
                                                                     different types of technical software. The course covers the his-
•	 These courses must be approved for each student by the            tory of flight, aerodynamics and aerodynamics testing, flight
   Tuscarora High School faculty committee.                          systems, astronautics, space life sciences, aerospace materials,
                                                                     and systems engineering. Working in teams, students learn
            PROJECT LEAD THE WAY:                                    about documenting work, solving problems, and communicat-
          PRE-ENGINEERING ACADEMY                                    ing solutions to other students and members of the profes-
Offered at Linganore and Walkersville High Schools                   sional aerospace engineering community.

A series of five courses emphasizing problem-solving applied
                                                                     ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD)
logic, research, and design introduces students to the scope,
                                                                     497001                                             Grades 11 - 12
rigor, and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.
                                                                     Prerequisite: POE, IED, DE, and CEA or AE

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED)                             This is an engineering research course in which students work
497011                                               Grades 9 - 12   in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an
                                                                     open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles
This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design            developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by a
development process for products. Models of product solutions        community mentor. They must present progress reports, sub-
are created, analyzed, and communicated using solid modeling         mit a final written report, and defend their solutions to a panel
computer design software (AutoCAD Inventor).                         of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.
This course satisfies the one credit graduation requirement for
Technology Education effective with the 2007-08 school year.         CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
                                                                     497401                                             Grades 11 - 12
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE)                                      Offered only at Linganore High School
497000                                             Grades 9 - 12     Recommended: POE, IED, and DE
Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in
                                                                     This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engi-
Geometry
                                                                     neering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelation-
This course helps students understand the field of engineer-         ship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students
ing/engineering technology. Exploring various technology             use state of the art software to solve real-world problems and
systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how         communicate solutions, applying mathematics, science and
engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in        engineering content and principles to hands-on projects and
an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. The        activities. This course covers the role of civil engineers and
course also includes concerns about social and political conse-      architects, project planning, site planning, building design, and
quences of technological change.                                     project documentation and presentation.
This course satisfies the one-credit graduation requirement
for Technology for students who took the course prior to the
2007-08 school year.


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                TEACHING ACADEMY
Offered at Brunswick High School
This academy provides students with an opportunity to explore
the field of education in depth and offers a range of authen-
tic experiences. Upon successful completion of the course
Introduction to Teaching, students are eligible to participate
in a supervised field experience working with an elementary,
middle, or high school teacher. Curriculum components
include: Teaching Professions; Human Growth and Develop-
ment; Educational Theorists; Technology and Communica-
tions; Classroom Management and Guidance; Curriculum
and Instruction; History of Schooling (Schools and Society);
Professional Development; and Community and Parent
Relationships.
Students who wish to participate in the Teaching Acad-
emy must complete an application and meet the following
requirements:
•	 3.0 or higher GPA
•	 Enrollment in the University System of Maryland Completer
   or Dual Completer Program
•	 90% attendance rate
•	 Essay explaining why the student wishes to enroll in the
   teaching academy (about 250 words)
•	 Two teacher recommendations
•	 Junior and senior students eligible

INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
562001
This course is based on the “Maryland Outcomes for Teacher
Preparation: The First Sixty Hours.” Students consider a wide
range of teaching professions as they study units in Human
Growth and Development, Educational Theorists, Technology
and Communications, Classroom Management, Curriculum
and Instruction, Schools and Society, Professional Develop-
ment, and Community and Parent Relationships. They begin
a working portfolio to be assessed and completed during the
internship experience.




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                                            ArtS: ViSuAl And PerForMing
                                                                       ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
                          Visual arts
                                                                       294100      1                                           Grades 11-12
In all visual arts classes, students develop art skills, estab-        294110      2                                           Grades 11-12
lish good work habits, and refine their ability to evaluate            Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
artwork. They learn about art and artifacts produced in                Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
many cultures of the past and present, and are challenged              instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
to think creatively and to design, draw, paint, sculpt, or             Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
craft. They produce and become practicing student artists              these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
using traditional and modern tools of design. Students                 emies section of Step 7.
who show a high interest in art are encouraged to take                 A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and a reason-
advanced art course work and pursue various art-related                able lab fee are required
fields and careers.
                                                                       Prerequisites:
To graduate, students must earn one high school credit in the Fine
                                                                       Advanced Computer Graphics 1: For students enrolling in the Arts
Arts. Asterisked (*) courses below satisfy that requirement.
                                                                       and Communication Academy, a completed application, successful
                                                                       portfolio review and acceptance, Graphic Design 2, and Journeys
ADVANCED APPROACHES TO DRAWING AND PAINTING                            through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications. (May be taken con-
291110      1                                           Grades 11-12   currently with Advanced Computer Graphics 1.)
291120      2                                           Grades 11-12   Advanced Computer Graphics 2: Advanced Computer Graphics 1,
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the         and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire            prior permission of the instructor
instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for      Students draw, design, and print a variety of computer-
these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-      generated color graphics using software programs based on
emies section of Step 7.                                               emphasis determined by instructor and student. Students are
                                                                       required to experience advanced lessons/techniques to increase
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required
                                                                       their knowledge, and all projects must illustrate the extra time,
Prerequisites:                                                         care of quality, and the depth of the programs. Emphases of
Advanced Approaches to Drawing and Painting 1: Drawing and             study include: Advanced Animation/3-D Design, Advanced
Painting 1, and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applica-    Photoshop, Commercial Art Studies, Artistic Creation, and
tions. (May be taken concurrently with Advanced Approaches to          Video/DVD Studies.
Drawing and Painting 1.)
Advanced Approaches to Drawing and Painting 2: Advanced                art*
Approaches to Drawing and Painting 1, and Journeys through             291010      1*
Art Styles, Theories and Applications, and prior permission of the     292011      2
instructor                                                             291141      3
Students design and produce a wide variety of advanced indi-           Prerequisites:
vidual and independent artworks in all phases of drawing and           Art 2: Art 1
painting, advancing their personal artistic vision and style. Stu-     Art 3: Art 2
dents study various artists, the elements of art and principles
                                                                       Students explore and produce a wide variety of artworks in
of design, and apply aesthetic criteria when critiquing artwork.
                                                                       2 and 3 dimensions in order to create a process portfolio
Assignments provide students an opportunity to develop a
                                                                       that includes a collection of artworks, self-evaluations, idea
quality portfolio for use in pursuing college and university
                                                                       sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques. They study many
study or a career in the arts. There are visits by professional art-
                                                                       visual art focuses selected by the teacher from among: art his-
ists, the exploration of art careers, gallery and studio tours, and
                                                                       tory elements and principles of design, drawing and painting,
individual and group art shows. Artworks are to be maintained
                                                                       printmaking, sculpture, crafts, commercial design, ceramics,
in a purchased portfolio. Idea sketches, handouts, notes, and
                                                                       fiber arts, and jewelry projects. Students are required to have or
written critiques and self-evaluations are organized in an art-
                                                                       purchase a sketchbook and an art portfolio (in which to collect
ist’s book, journal, or notebook.
                                                                       artworks), as well as other required supplies.
                                                                       In Art 2 and 3, the emphasis is on applying the art skills
                                                                       learned in the basic course to a variety of individual projects,
                                                                       as well as learning and refining more advanced artistic tech-
                                                                       niques. In addition, students learn advanced techniques in
                                                                       aesthetics and art criticism.

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                                                                       In Ceramics 2, 3, and 4, students work on increasingly more
art inDePenDent StUDy
                                                                       individual and independent design and construction of clay
294051      1
                                                                       projects, as well as learning and practicing more advanced
294151      2
                                                                       techniques for clay construction, glazing, and decorating.
294451      3
294551      4
Prerequisites:                                                         COMMERCIAL ART
Art Independent Study 1: All available course work in the student’s    292040       1
visual arts focus area and teacher permission                          293041       2
                                                                       A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and other sup-
Art Independent Study 2, 3, or 4: An earlier art independent study
                                                                       plies are required
course and teacher permission
                                                                       Prerequisite for Commercial Art 2: Commercial Art 1
These courses may not be available at all high schools
                                                                       Students design and produce a variety of commercial and
Students may enroll in this course after they have completed
                                                                       advertising artworks to create a process portfolio (a collection
all courses available to them in their area of visual arts focus
                                                                       of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,
(e.g., ceramics). They work independently on the development
                                                                       notes, and critiques). They study advertising art history, the
of an individual portfolio, a process portfolio, and refinements
                                                                       elements and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics
in individual artistic style. Students contract specific course
                                                                       (the appreciation of beauty). Activities include advertising
requirements with the teacher. Some projects may require
                                                                       design techniques, typography, illustration techniques, and
long-term or intense exploration as well as the purchase of
                                                                       possible computer graphics applications.
unique materials and supplies as agreed on with the teacher.
                                                                       In Commercial Art 2, students work on increasingly more
ARTS, VISUAL - IB                                                      individual and independent projects in all phases of commer-
                                                                       cial art and advertising design production, resulting in a varied
SL – 290101 (one year)                           Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                       and complex collection of art projects to be maintained in the
HL – 290201 (two year program, 1st year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                       art portfolio.
HL – 290301 (two year program, 2nd year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
Prerequisite: One previous art course
                                                                       COMPUTER GRAPHICS
To earn the IB diploma, students must take one class in the IB
                                                                       294040       1
Arts curriculum (either music or art). Students are required
                                                                       294041       2
to produce high quality finished works of art. Students must
                                                                       294042       3
also complete another component, the Research Workbook,
                                                                       294043       4
which requires a high level of research in an area of art of their
                                                                       A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and a reason-
choice. The work is evaluated by the classroom teacher and
                                                                       able studio fee and other supplies are required
by an IB “reader” who looks at the finished art, reviews the
Research Workbook, and interviews the student. The student’s           Prerequisites:
grade consists of a combination of the outside evaluation and          Computer Graphics 1: Art 1, Ceramics 1, Drawing and Painting 1, or
the classroom teacher evaluation.                                      Photography 1; knowledge of basic computer applications
                                                                       Computer Graphics 2: Computer Graphics 1
CERAMICS*                                                              Computer Graphics 3: Computer Graphics 2
291060    1*                                                           Computer Graphics 4: Computer Graphics 3
292061    2                                                            Computer Graphics courses are currently available at Brunswick,
293061    3                                                            Frederick, Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middletown, Tus-
293191    4                                                            carora, Urbana and Walkersville high schools
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required
                                                                       Students draw, design, and print a variety of computer-
Prerequisites:
                                                                       generated color graphics using a variety of software programs.
Ceramics 2: Ceramics 1                                                 Students must have knowledge of basic computer applications,
Ceramics 3: Ceramics 2                                                 as well as advanced levels of drawing and painting skills.
Ceramics 4: Ceramics 3
                                                                       In Computer Graphics 2, 3, and 4, students work on increas-
Students design and construct artworks from clay to create             ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of
a process portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-          computer graphics design and production, resulting in a varied
evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques).           and complex collection of art projects to be maintained in the
They study ceramic art history, the elements and principles of         art portfolio. Preparation for college and the world of work is
design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty).       highlighted.
Activities using clay include hand building, throwing, decora-
tive techniques, and special clay processes. An overview of
related-health hazards is also included.


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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY *                                                  EXTENDING THE BOUNDARIES WITHIN PHOTOGRAPHY
292200     1*                                         Grades 9-12      291180      1                                           Grades 11-12
292202     2                                          Grades 9-12      291190      2                                           Grades 11-12
292203     3                                          Grades 9-12      Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
292204     4                                          Grades 9-12      Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
Offered only at Brunswick, Frederick, Governor Thomas Johnson,         instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
Linganore, Tuscarora, and Walkersville high schools                    Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
Students are requested to have their own 4-8 mega pixel digital cam-   these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
era or a 35mm SLR camera and be able to fund a reasonable studio       emies section of Step 7.
fee for supplies for this class                                        Prerequisites:
Prerequisites:                                                         Extending the Boundaries within Photography 1:For students enroll-
Digital Photo 2: Digital Photo 1 or permission of the instructor       ing in the Arts and Communication Academy, a completed applica-
Digital Photo 3: Digital Photo 2 or permission of the instructor       tion, successful portfolio review and acceptance, Photography 3,
                                                                       and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications (May
Digital Photo 4: Digital Photo 3 or permission of the instructor
                                                                       be taken concurrently with Extending the Boundaries within Photo-
Students photograph, manipulate, and print a wide variety              graphy 1)
of quality digital photographic artworks to create a process           Extending the Boundaries within Photography 2: Extending the
portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations,        Boundaries within Photography 1, and Journeys through Art
idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques). They study             Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the prior permission of the
photographic history, the elements of art and principles of            instructor
design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty).       35mm SLR camera with manual controls, a reasonable photography
Activities include an introduction to the camera, the use of           supplies lab fee, and other supplies are required.
Adobe Photoshop software, and experience with digital print-
ing techniques.                                                        Students challenge their degree of technical proficiency in the
                                                                       use of the camera and darkroom equipment to expand and
In Digital Photography 2, 3, and 4, students work on increas-          create their personal artistic vision and style. They explore
ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of        technological advances in photography, as well as photograph,
digital photography, resulting in a varied and complex collec-         develop, and print a wide variety of quality photographic art-
tion of art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.            works. Students study photographic history, the elements of art
                                                                       and principles of design, and apply aesthetic criteria when cri-
DRAWING AND PAINTING*                                                  tiquing artwork. Assignments provide students an opportunity
291020       1*                                                        to develop a quality professional portfolio for use in pursuing
292021       2                                                         college and professional development. In addition, they work
293021       3                                                         on increasingly more individual and independent projects to
A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and other sup-   expand their personal and individual vision. Extending the
plies are required                                                     Boundaries within Photography offers students a basis for
Prerequisites:                                                         pursuing studies in design and commercial photography, por-
Drawing and Painting 2: Drawing and Painting 1
                                                                       traiture, fine art, and photojournalism.
Drawing and Painting 3: Drawing and Painting 2
                                                                       JEWELRY AND SMALL SCULPTURE
Students design and produce a wide variety of drawing and              291171     1                                         Grades 10-12
painting artworks to create a process portfolio (a collection of       291172     2                                         Grades 10-12
finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,          291173     3                                         Grades 10-12
notes, and critiques). They study art history, the elements and        Available only at Brunswick, Middletown, Tuscarora and Urbana
principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the apprecia-        high schools
tion of beauty). Activities include working with pencil, pen
                                                                       Prerequisites:
and ink, charcoal, pastels, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera,
acrylic, and mixed media.                                              Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1: Two or more of the following: Art 1,
                                                                       Drawing and Painting 1, Ceramics 1, or Sculpture 1
In Drawing and Painting 2 and 3, students work on increas-             Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2: Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1
ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of
                                                                       Jewelry and Small Sculpture 3: Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2
art production, resulting in a varied and complex collection of
art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.                    A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required
                                                                       Students design and produce a variety of fine art jewelry,
                                                                       decorative jewelry, and small sculptures using many different
                                                                       media (including, but not limited to, clay, plaster, metal, wood,
                                                                       and mixed media). They create a process portfolio (a collection


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of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,       equipment. In addition, they work on increasingly more indi-
notes, and critiques). They study the history of jewelry and           vidual and independent projects that may focus on photojour-
small sculpture, the elements and principles of design, cri-           nalism, color slide preparation, experimental processes, layout
tiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty). Students         and graphic applications, and/or computer graphics applica-
learn how to use additive, subtractive, and casting processes in       tions using up-to-date software.
creating individual works of art. Some emphasis is on business
applications, such as jewelry repair.                                  PUBliCatiOnS
In Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2 and 3, students work on               292050     1                                              Grades 10-12
increasingly more individual and independent projects in all           293050     2                                              Grades 10-12
phases of the design and execution of jewelry and/or small             294050     3                                              Grades 10-12
sculptural pieces, resulting in a varied and complex collection        295050     4                                              Grades 10-12
of art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.                 296050     5                                              Grades 10-12
                                                                       296060     6                                              Grades 10-12
JOURNEYS THROUGH ART STYLES, THEORIES, AND                             Prerequisites:
aPPliCatiOnS                                                           Publications 1: Teacher permission
297100                                                  Grades 11-12   Publications 2-6: Prior level of Publications
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the         Students produce the school’s yearbook, including planning,
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire            layout and graphics, photography, writing and editing copy,
instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other      and developing the business structure to support the printing
Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for      of the yearbook. Instruction in word processing, computer
these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-      graphics, and desktop publishing may be included. Emphasis
emies section of Step 7.                                               is on the actual production of the yearbook. Students enrolled
A notebook and other materials are required                            in Publications 2 and 3 may serve in editorial and other leader-
Students pursue college-level art styles, theories, and applica-       ship roles.
tions. Working with Power Point presentations, notes, research,
field trips, guest speakers, and publication pieces, students are      SCUlPtUre
able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks. Stu-         291130     1
dents explore the chronological development of art from early          291151     2
beginnings through the modern world.                                   A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required
                                                                       Prerequisites:
PHOTOGRAPHY*                                                           Sculpture 1: Art 1, Drawing and Painting 1, or Ceramics 1
291090     1*                                                          Sculpture 2: Sculpture 1
292091     2
292191     3
                                                                       Students design and produce a variety of sculpture in many
292201     4
                                                                       different media to create a process portfolio (a collection of
Photography 1-4 is not offered at Linganore and Walkersville high
                                                                       finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,
schools where only Digital Photography is offered.
                                                                       notes, and critiques). They study sculptural art history, the ele-
                                                                       ments and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the
Students must provide a 35mm camera with manual controls and a
                                                                       appreciation of beauty). Activities include constructing relief
reasonable studio fee for photography supplies for each photography
                                                                       sculptures as well as sculptures in the round using additive,
class
                                                                       subtractive, and casting processes.
Prerequisites:
Photography 2: Photography 1                                           STUDENT THESIS SEMINAR IN ADVANCED 2D OR 3D
Photography 3: Photography 2                                           aPPliCatiOnS
Photography 4: Photography 3                                           297130      1                                           Grades 11-12
Students photograph, develop, and print a wide variety of              297110      2                                           Grades 11-12
quality photographic artworks to create a process portfolio (a         Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches,      Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
handouts, notes, and critiques). They study photographic his-          instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
tory, the elements and principles of design, critiquing, and           Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty). Activities include an         these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
introduction to the camera, film, darkroom and developing              emies section of Step 7.
processes, and special printing techniques.                            Prerequisites:
                                                                       Level 1: A Fine Art Academy elective course and Journeys through
In Photography 2, 3, and 4, students increase their degree of
                                                                       Art Styles, Theories and Applications, and prior permission of the
technical proficiency in the use of the camera and darkroom
                                                                       instructor

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Level 2: Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 1.     Students: build upon previous knowledge of the elements and
Students work independently with the guidance of a teacher               principles of design to incorporate the components within the
on the development of a professional portfolio expanding their           creation of their personal artworks; explore and apply tradi-
personal and artistic vision. They refine, enhance, and apply a          tional and non-traditional mediums in their projects; research,
set of individual criteria for self-assessment to promote self-          develop, and create individual and group projects in relation
growth; contract specific course requirements with the teacher;          to the artist and/or movements within the syllabus; and study
enjoy visits by professional artists; and explore art careers,           and apply safety procedures as stated in OSHA/MOSHA regu-
gallery and studio tours, and individual and group art shows.            lations. Projects provide an opportunity to develop personal
Some projects may require long-term or intense exploration               artistic vision and style and to produce a quality professional
and the purchase of materials and supplies.                              portfolio for use in pursuing college and professional applica-
                                                                         tion. The course challenges students to expand their personal
                                                                         and individual vision through independent study. A successful
STUDIO ART, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                           candidate develops the ability to work cooperatively and as a
293141     1                                                             vital member of the design team.
294141     2
295141     3
                                                                         WESTERN ART HISTORY
A $75-$100 fee for the AP portfolio packet, slides, and other presen-
tation materials                                                         293121
Prerequisites:                                                           Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 2 and excellent scores
Studio Art 1, AP: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 3 and excellent          on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2 class
scores on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2      A notebook and other materials are required
class
                                                                         Working with slides, notes, research, and a variety of college-
Studio Art 2, AP: Studio Art 1, AP                                       level art history texts and supplementary materials, students
Studio Art 3, AP: Studio Art 2, AP                                       are able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks from
Students pursue college-level art studio studies following a             all phases of western civilization. They also develop a compre-
curriculum provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).            hensive study guide in preparation for the final examination.
Working independently, they develop a drawing portfolio
(including slides that must be taken by the student) to be sub-          WESTERN ART HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
mitted to the ETS for evaluation (using a 1-5 scoring rubric)            293131
and possible college credit. Students who earn a portfolio score         Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 2 and excellent scores
of 3 or higher may receive three college credits.                        on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2 class
Students must enroll for at least two semesters of Studio Art,           Testing materials cost approximately $75 per student
AP in order to complete the work required of this program.               Students pursue college-level western art history studies.
The Level 3 course is available for any students who determine,          Working with slides, notes, research, and a variety of college-
in collaboration with their art teachers, that they need addi-           level art history texts and supplementary materials, students
tional time to complete the requirements.                                are able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks from
                                                                         all phases of western civilization. They also develop a com-
3-DIMENSIONAL ART FORMS                                                  prehensive study guide in preparation for the AP Art History
293200      1                                             Grades 11-12   examination. The Educational Testing Service scores the test
293210      2                                             Grades 11-12   (using a 1-5 scoring rubric), and students who earn a score of 3
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the           or higher may receive three college credits.
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets two entire instruc-
tional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other Frederick
County public high schools are eligible to audition for these courses
after meeting admission requirements. See the Academies section of
Step 7.
Prerequisites:
3-Dimensional Art Forms 1: Ceramics 2 and Journeys through Art
Styles, Theories, and Applications (May be taken concurrently with
3-Dimensional Advanced Art Forms 1)
3-Dimensional Art Forms 2: 3-Dimensional Advanced Art Forms 1,
and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the
prior permission of the instructor
Students develop and explore the multi-faceted theories, art
movements, and applications of creating 3-dimensional art.


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                                                                       directors and actors. Students learn the skills necessary to
                       Drama & Dance                                   be successful in unique performance styles (e.g., duo acting,
Students are encouraged to consider enrolling in one                   readers’ theatre), as well as the many ways in which theatrical
or more theatre arts or dance classes. The term theatre                writing and performance history have influenced, and been
arts is the general term used to identify all aspects of               influenced by, cultural, social, and political events. The course
the study and practice of the theatre. It includes acting,             also emphasizes exploring the elements of technical theatre
directing, and script analysis, as well as the many aspects            (e.g., stage management, blocking) and developing effective
of what is referred to as stagecraft, including staging,               methods of responding thoughtfully to theatrical performances
lighting, set design and construction, props, costum-                  and productions.
ing, and makeup. A full range of courses is offered in all
aspects of theatre arts.                                               ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES
                                                                       664311      1A                2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
In the area of dance, all are welcome – from beginners
                                                                       664321      1B                2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
who have never studied dance before to dancers with
                                                                       664331      2A                2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
extensive experience in one or more dance forms and
                                                                       664341      2B                2 Credits                 Grades 11-12
styles. In dance classes, students learn about the history
                                                                       Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for two entire
of dance, as well as the ways in which dancers use the
                                                                       instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
entire body to communicate ideas and feelings through
                                                                       Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
choreographed and improvised movement. A range of
                                                                       these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
dance courses is offered and teachers evaluate each stu-
                                                                       emies section of Step 7.
dent for placement in an appropriate level of instruction.
                                                                       Prerequisites:
To graduate, students must earn one high school credit in the Fine
Arts. Asterisked (*) courses below satisfy that requirement.           Advanced Theatre Studies 1: Completed application, scheduled
                                                                       performance audition, written recommendation from a high school
                                                                       drama instructor, and prior permission of the instructor
ACTING 2
                                                                       Advanced Theatre Studies 2: Advanced Theatre Studies 1, re-audi-
135180                                                  Grades 9-12
                                                                       tion (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theatre (Drama 1) with a grade of C or
higher and prior permission of the instructor                          These courses are intended for students who have successfully
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required                completed previous drama courses. Students focus on the
                                                                       major building blocks of the dramatic arts: script analysis and
Students are introduced to the basic elements of acting, as well       scene study. They continue to refine their skills in a variety
as varied styles and techniques of acting, through individual          of areas, including movement, characterization, and vocal
performance and scene work. They: begin to develop a char-             interpretation. They also explore the relationship between such
acter through analysis, interpretation, and varied techniques;         visual elements as design and directing and the script itself.
identify and apply the principles of effective use of voice and
speech; study the history and development of more complex              Students are required to participate in a number of perfor-
dramatic forms, including monologue and soliloquy; study               mances some of which may occur in the evening or on the
ways theatre reflects the culture and beliefs of diverse places        weekend. Mandatory after-school rehearsals may be scheduled
and historical time periods. They continue to develop their            as needed. Students should be prepared to participate in all
knowledge of theatrical terminology and vocabulary, and read,          aspects of the program and should not enroll if attendance at
analyze, and perform diverse theatrical literature. There is also      performances is a problem.
an emphasis on exploring the basic elements of technical the-
atre (e.g., makeup, lighting). Students also continue to develop       ADVANCED THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
effective methods of responding thoughtfully to theatrical             135200      1                                           Grades 10-12
performances and productions.                                          135161      2                                           Grades 10-12
                                                                       135171      3                                           Grades 10-12
ADVANCED ACTING                                                        135181      4                                           Grades 10-12
135190                                                 Grades 10-12    Prerequisite: Advanced Acting (Drama 3) or Technical Theatre
Prerequisite: Introduction to Acting (Drama 2) with a grade of C or    (Stagecraft) with a grade of C or higher and prior permission of the
higher and prior permission of the instructor                          instructor
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required                A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required

Students develop and refine acting skills through ensemble             Students explore a variety of ways to combine all the elements
work using characterization, as well as a variety of acting meth-      of theatre to create an effective performance or production.
ods and philosophies. They continue to explore the principles          There is an emphasis on reading, analyzing, and perform-
of effective use of voice and speech. The course emphasizes            ing material from a variety of theatrical eras and playwright.
reading, analyzing, and performing material from a variety of          Students develop an understanding of the role of the director
theatrical eras and playwrights, as well as the study of diverse       and other theatre personnel in developing clearly defined


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interpretations and points of view which are then implemented       history, physiology, dance theory, choreography, dance vocabu-
in effective performances and/or productions. They create           lary, and dance critique continues at a more advanced level
and refine the subtleties of character, motivation, and behav-      as technical and creative aspects are introduced. Dance as a
ior, making continually more effective use of speech, voice,        performing art is emphasized, and opportunities are provided
and movement in performance(s); practice the principles of          to perform personal works and the works of others for various
effective use of voice and speech; continuing to explore the        audiences.
elements of technical theatre; and develop effective methods
of responding thoughtfully to theatrical performances and           DANCE, INTERMEDIATE, CONTINUING STUDIES IN
productions.                                                        665100
                                                                    Prerequisite: Intermediate Dance and/or instructor permission
DanCe, aDVanCeD*
                                                                    This course is for students who have not yet completely mas-
663341
                                                                    tered the required dance skills and techniques for advancement
Prerequisite: Intermediate Dance and/or instructor permission
                                                                    to Advanced Dance and need additional instruction and prac-
This course is for any student who has extensive formal dance       tice in order to master those skills and techniques.
training and is proficient in several dance forms. It builds on
skills taught in Intermediate Dance. Development of technical       DanCe PrODUCtiOn
proficiency is emphasized. The student discerns visually cor-       663441
rect dance techniques. Works that emphasize advanced cho-           Prerequisite: Advanced Dance and/or instructor permission
reographic techniques are performed, and works performed by
others are critiqued.                                               This course is for the most advanced students who have
                                                                    mastered techniques in several dance forms. Students apply
                                                                    procedures used in choreographing, producing, and directing
DANCE, ADVANCED, CONTINUING STUDIES IN
                                                                    dance productions. Participation in a formal dance concert is
665200
                                                                    required.
Prerequisite: Advanced Dance and/or instructor permission
This course is for students who have not yet completely mas-        DANCE PRODUCTION, CONTINUING STUDIES IN
tered the required dance skills and techniques for advancement      665300
to Advanced Dance and need additional instruction and prac-         Prerequisite: Dance Production and/or instructor permission
tice in order to master those skills and techniques.
                                                                    This course is for students who wish to continue their work in
                                                                    various aspects of the choreography, production, and direction
DANCE, BEGINNER*
                                                                    of dance productions.
663141
This course is for any student who has little or no formal dance    INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE*
training. It focuses on beginning technique for a variety of
                                                                    135170                                                  Grades 9-12
dance forms. At this time, the student begins to make judg-
                                                                    A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required
ments about the value of dance. Dance history, physiology,
vocabulary, and dance criticism are emphasized. The stu-            Students develop a basic knowledge of theatre through par-
dent differentiates among the forms of dance, dancers, and          ticipation in learning activities with a focus on improvisation,
choreographers.                                                     theatre games, and performance. They: study the history and
                                                                    development of a variety of dramatic forms, including comedy,
DANCE, BEGINNER, CONTINUING STUDIES IN                              tragedy, and farce, as well as the ways in which the theatre
                                                                    reflects the culture and beliefs of diverse places and histori-
665000
Prerequisite: Beginner Dance and/or instructor permission
                                                                    cal time periods. They develop a broad base of knowledge
                                                                    of theatrical texts, and they practice some of the techniques
This course is for students who have not yet completely mas-        required for successful playwrighting. There is also emphasis
tered the required dance skills and techniques for advancement      on developing methods of responding thoughtfully to theatri-
to Intermediate Dance and need additional instruction and           cal performances and productions.
practice in order to master those skills and techniques.

DANCE, INTERMEDIATE*
663241
Prerequisite: Beginner Dance and/or instructor permission
This course is for any student who has some formal dance
training and is proficient in at least one dance form. It builds
on the skills taught in Beginner Dance. Emphasis is placed on
developing proficiency in several forms of dance. The study of

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TECHNICAL THEATRE*
                                                                                                        Music
132150     1*                                              Grades 9-12
132160     2                                               Grades 9-12   Music education provides opportunities for students to
133220     3                                              Grades 10-12   achieve various levels of proficiency in a performance
133230     4                                              Grades 10-12   art form. Performance involves both performers and
133240     5                                              Grades 11-12   listeners; so, in addition to music making, performance
133250     6                                              Grades 11-12   can involve listening to works, as well as reflecting on the
133260     7                                                  Grade 12   musical content of that experience.
133270     8                                                  Grade 12   Music courses allow students to develop the creative
Prerequisites:                                                           skills necessary to use music as a means of expression.
Technical Theatre 1: Introduction to Theatre and/or the prior per-       Music is an art form ideal for expressing the otherwise
mission of the instructor                                                inexpressible. By interacting creatively with music, stu-
Technical Theatre 2-8: Technical Theatre 1 or prior course in Techni-    dents gain and use knowledge, incorporate experience
cal Theatre and/or the prior permission of the instructor                and abstract thinking, and constantly assess new pos-
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required                  sibilities. Students can use music to merge diverse ideas,
                                                                         make unique and unusual combinations, and take intel-
Students learn the basic elements of technical theatre and apply         lectual risks, using a variety of resources. Music courses
their technical knowledge by helping to design, construct, and           can help students refine problem-solving and critical
refine settings, stage properties and furniture, costumes, light-        thinking skills within the context of the creative process
ing, and other elements required for an effective performance            while making them better able to express themselves.
or production. They: learn the proper, safe use of tools and
                                                                         In order to graduate from a Maryland high school, students must
equipment, as well as the importance of planning and other
                                                                         earn one high school credit in the Fine Arts. Asterisked (*) courses
organizational skills; learn to function as members of a team
                                                                         below satisfy that requirement.
in developing and implementing creative designs to convey the
director’s interpretation of a theatrical piece; study the history
and development of technical theatre within a variety of dra-            ADVANCED MUSIC STUDIES
matic forms, including comedy, tragedy, and farce, as well as            664121      1A                (2 Credits)               Grades 11-12
the ways in which the theatre reflects the culture and beliefs of        664151      1B                (2 Credits)               Grades 11-12
diverse places and historical time periods; and develop a broad          664221      2A                (2 Credits)               Grades 11-12
base of knowledge of theatrical and technical terminology and            664251      2B                (2 Credits)               Grades 11-12
vocabulary.                                                              Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for two entire
                                                                         instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all other
                                                                         Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
                                                                         these courses. See the Academies section of Step 7.
                                                                         Prerequisites:
                                                                         Advanced Music Studies 1A: Completed application, scheduled
                                                                         performance audition, written recommendation from a high school
                                                                         music instructor, and prior permission of the instructor
                                                                         Advanced Music Studies 1B, 2A, or 2B: Advanced Music Studies 1A,
                                                                         re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor
                                                                         This course is for junior or senior students who have success-
                                                                         fully completed previous music courses; it provides unique
                                                                         preparation in music education for students planning to
                                                                         pursue the study of music after high school. Students focus
                                                                         on the comprehensive study of ensemble performance, theory
                                                                         and harmony, music history, listening, and sight-singing/ear
                                                                         training. Students may elect to concentrate in either vocal or
                                                                         instrumental music.
                                                                         Students are required to participate in a number of perfor-
                                                                         mances some of which may occur in the evening or on the
                                                                         weekend. Mandatory after-school rehearsals may be scheduled
                                                                         as needed. Students should be prepared to participate in all
                                                                         aspects of the program and should not enroll if attendance at
                                                                         performances is a problem.




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AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC*                                               ClaSS PianO*
431120                                                                439110     1*
Prerequisite: Prior permission of the instructor                      439120     2*
                                                                      439130     3
Students study the history and development of American
                                                                      439140     4
music in a number of specific areas: folk music, jazz, musicals,
                                                                      439150     5
country western music, rock and roll, and light classics. They
                                                                      439160     6
develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, and
                                                                      439170     7
respond to music through balanced instruction that includes
                                                                      439180     8
listening to and analyzing representative musical examples
                                                                      Prerequisites:
from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives.
                                                                      Class Piano 2-8: Previous Class Piano course and prior permission
                                                                      of the instructor
BanD*
439010     1*                                                         Students in Class Piano 1 learn and practice basic piano tech-
439020     2                                                          niques and music reading skills in group lab settings as well
439030     3                                                          as individualized study. They practice, rehearse, and perform
439040     4                                                          a variety of piano literature, written at appropriate perfor-
439050     5                                                          mance-grade level. In addition, students develop the ability to
439060     6                                                          understand, appreciate, perceive, create, and respond to music
439070     7                                                          through balanced instruction that includes studying works
439080     8                                                          from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives. Prior piano
Prerequisites:                                                        experience, while helpful, is not required.
First band course: Band program at the middle-school level            Students in Class Piano 2 through 8 must have prior piano
Additional band courses: Previous band course(s) and prior permis-    background. They continue to develop and refine their solo
sion of the instructor                                                and ensemble playing ability and extend their knowledge of
                                                                      necessary technical skills.
Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to
perform music alone, in small sections, and in large ensembles.       Enrollment is limited based on the number of pianos available
Ensembles consist of the musical instruments commonly                 as well as the applied, individualized nature of the curriculum.
found in bands. The first semester of band courses is devoted
primarily to the rehearsal and performance of marching                CONCERT CHOIR*
activities, while the second semester focuses primarily on the        439210     1*
rehearsal and performance of concert band literature. Students        439220     2*
practice, rehearse, and perform a variety of band literature,         439230     3
written at appropriate performance-grade level. In addition           439240     4
to performing, students develop the ability to understand,            439250     5
appreciate, perceive, create, and respond to music through bal-       439260     6
anced instruction that includes studying works from historical,       439270     7
aesthetic, and critical perspectives.                                 439280     8
Attending and performing in required school and county                Prerequisites:
music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music           First concert choir course: Audition and prior permission of the
programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-             instructor
formances. Students have opportunities to participate in music        Additional concert choir courses: Previous concert choir course, re-
auditions, adjudications, and festivals.                              audition (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor
After-school music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Atten-         Students develop and refine the basic skills and knowledge
dance at summer band camp is recommended for successful               necessary to sing music alone, in unison, and in parts. They
participation in the fall marching program. Students should           practice, rehearse, and perform a variety of choral literature,
be prepared to participate in all aspects of the program and          written at appropriate performance-grade level. In addition,
should not enroll if attendance at band functions is a problem.       students develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive,
Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.      create, and respond to music through balanced instruction that
                                                                      includes studying works from historical, aesthetic, and critical
                                                                      perspectives.
                                                                      Attending and performing in required school and county
                                                                      music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
                                                                      programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
                                                                      formances. Students have opportunities to participate in music


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auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school music               literature, written at appropriate performance grade-level. In
rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should be pre-               addition, students develop the ability to understand, appreci-
pared to participate in all aspects of the program and should             ate, perceive, create, and respond to music through balanced
not enroll if attendance at concert choir functions is a problem.         instruction that includes studying works from historical, aes-
Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.          thetic, and critical perspectives.
                                                                          Attending and performing in required school and county
GUITAR*                                                                   music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
431160     1*                                                             programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
432160     2*                                                             formances. Students have opportunities to participate in music
433260     3                                                              auditions, adjudications, and festivals.
434160     4
435160     5                                                              INTEGRATED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: CONTINUING
436160     6                                                              StUDieS
437160     7
                                                                          434100     1
438160     8
                                                                          432110     2
Prerequisites:
                                                                          434120     3
Guitar 2-8: Previous Guitar class and prior permission of the             Available only at Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middle-
instructor                                                                town, and Tuscarora high schools
Students must provide their own acoustic instruments                      Prerequisites:
Students learn and practice the elements of classical and folk            Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies 1: Introduction to
performing styles though the study of note-reading, chords,               Integrated Music Technology
basic theory, and basic strum and pick patterns. They practice,           Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies 2-3: Previous
rehearse, and perform a variety of guitar literature, written at          course in Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies
appropriate performance-grade level. In addition, students                Students are asked to provide supplies required by the teacher
develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, cre-
ate, and respond to music through balanced instruction that               Students become more familiar with a variety of software
includes studying works from historical, aesthetic, and critical          programs and hardware options available in the field of music.
perspectives. For Guitar 1, previous guitar experience while              They also continue to learn and practice techniques for manip-
helpful is not required.                                                  ulating music within the software programs (e.g., editing and
                                                                          arranging) and are mentored in the skills necessary to continue
In Guitar 2-8 students study advanced chords, strum tech-                 their studies in music theory and composition. Students design
niques, and melodic techniques, in addition to continuing to              and develop independent projects/products in which they
develop advanced playing ability.                                         apply skills and techniques to new situations and problems at
                                                                          an increasingly independent level. They also continue to prac-
INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE*                                            tice effective oral and written argumentation skills in the areas
439310     1*                                                             of presentation and critical analysis.
439320     2*
439330     3                                                              INTEGRATED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: INTRODUCTION
439340     4                                                              431001                                              Grades 10-12
439350     5                                                              Available only at Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middle-
439360     6                                                              town, and Tuscarora high schools
439370     7
                                                                          Prerequisite: Must demonstrate a moderate or high degree of ability
439380     8
                                                                          to read music (at least in the treble clef), have at least one year of
Prerequisites:
                                                                          successful music experience in a high school music class or private
First instrumental chamber ensemble course: Instrumental program          study stressing reading music notation, and have prior written per-
at the middle-school level or earlier high-school grade level and prior   mission of the designated instructor
permission of the instructor
Additional instrumental chamber ensemble courses: Previous
                                                                          Students become familiar with a variety of software programs
instrumental chamber ensemble course(s) and prior permission of
                                                                          and hardware options available in the field of music. Next, they
the instructor
                                                                          learn and practice techniques for manipulating music within
                                                                          the software programs (e.g., editing and arranging). Students
Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to              who demonstrate advanced prior knowledge of these areas’
perform music alone, in small sections, and in larger ensem-              mastery of basic techniques and methods are mentored in the
bles. Ensembles consist of musical instruments commonly                   skills necessary to begin basic music theory and composition.
found in the woodwind, brass, or percussion families. Students            Students design and develop independent projects/products in
practice, rehearse, and perform a variety of instrumental                 which they apply the basic skills and techniques to new situ-



38  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
ations and problems; and practice effective oral and written             appropriate dance and theatrical performance skills, as well as
argumentation skills in the areas of presentation and critique/          marching and maneuvering skills; study appropriate musical
analysis. Students are asked to provide supplies required by the         terminology and concepts as they impact their performance
teacher.                                                                 as members of the band front, including a variety of rhythms,
                                                                         tempi, and dynamics; and learn and apply a variety of choreo-
JAZZ ENSEMBLE*                                                           graphic skills in individual and small-group projects. Students
                                                                         must perform with the marching band at all required school
439410     1*
439420     2
                                                                         and community activities, as well as required marching band
439430     3
                                                                         competitions, according to the schedule established by the
439440     4
                                                                         band director.
439450     5
439460     6                                                             MIXED CHORUS*
439470     7                                                             439510      1*
439480     8                                                             439520      2
Students are admitted to this class only after a successful audition     439530      3
Prerequisites:                                                           439540      4
First jazz ensemble course: Band program at the middle-school level      439550      5
and/or at the high-school level, audition, and prior permission of the   439560      6
instructor                                                               439570      7
                                                                         439580      8
Additional jazz ensemble courses: Previous jazz ensemble course(s),
                                                                         Offered to all interested students and previous singing experience,
re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor
                                                                         while valuable, is not required
Students study the techniques and musical literature of the
                                                                         Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary
jazz field in order to develop and refine the stylistic traits and
                                                                         to sing music alone, in unison, and in parts. They practice,
improvisational techniques needed to perform a wide variety
                                                                         rehearse, and perform a variety of choral literature, written
of jazz, big band, rock, and pop music. This class is offered only
                                                                         at appropriate performance-grade level. In addition, students
to 10th-12th grade students who play saxophone, trumpet,
                                                                         develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, cre-
trombone, percussion, piano, guitar, string bass, or electric
                                                                         ate, and respond to music through balanced instruction that
bass.
                                                                         includes studying works from historical, aesthetic, and critical
Attending and performing in required school and county                   perspectives.
music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
                                                                         Attending and performing in required school and county
programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend
                                                                         music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
performances. Students have opportunities to participate in
                                                                         programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
music auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school
                                                                         formances. Students have opportunities to participate in music
music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should
                                                                         auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school music
be prepared to participate in all aspects of the program and
                                                                         rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should be pre-
should not enroll if attendance at jazz ensemble functions is a
                                                                         pared to participate in all aspects of the program and should
problem. Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is
                                                                         not enroll if attendance at chorus functions is a problem.
required.
                                                                         Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.

MARCHING BAND: BAND FRONT*
                                                                         MUSIC - IB
432000      1*                                            Grades 9-12
                                                                         SL – 660301 (one year)                           Grades 11 and/or 12
432100      2                                             Grades 9-12
                                                                         Prerequisite: Music Theory
433100      3                                             Grades 9-12
435100      4                                             Grades 9-12    HL – 660101 (two-year program, 1st year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Student MUST be a mem-       HL – 660201 (two-year program, 2nd year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
ber of the band front for his/her high school’s marching band.           Students study a variety of music styles, broad outlines of
Offered only during the Fall semester                                    musical history and cultural context, interrelationships of
                                                                         musical elements and vocabulary for listening skill. The Stan-
Students study a variety of skills designed to make them more            dard Level offers options for completion. The students can
effective performers as part of the band front for the march-            choose one of the following: composition, ensemble, or solo
ing band at their high school during the fall marching band              performance. Students at the Higher Level will focus on com-
season. The composition of the band front varies from school             position and solo performance.
to school and may include the color guard, flag line, dance line,
or other similar ancillary performing groups that appear with,
and support, the marching band. Students: study and practice



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                                                                        extending basic theoretical skills learned in Music Theory 1
MUSIC LISTENING AND LITERATURE*
                                                                        and 2 (e.g., ear training, sight singing, notation, and harmony),
431141
                                                                        students focus on treatment of motifs, modulations, two-part
Prerequisite: Prior permission of the instructor
                                                                        contrapuntal texture, analysis of smaller forms, and appropri-
Students study a variety of music styles, broad outlines of             ate levels of original composition.
musical history and cultural context, interrelationships of
                                                                        These courses are strongly recommended for any student who
musical elements, and vocabulary for describing musical
                                                                        plans to major in music. Enrollment at each high school is
events and interactions. Emphasis is given to the development
                                                                        based on the number of available keyboards and is limited by
of perceptive, detailed listening skills.
                                                                        the individualized nature of the curriculum.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
                                                                        STRING ORCHESTRA*
432300                                                  Grades 10-12
                                                                        439610     1*
Available only at Middletown High School
                                                                        439620     2
Students must provide supplies (e.g., computer discs) required by the   439630     3
teacher                                                                 439640     4
Students learn how to integrate the use of the computer with            439650     5
midi technology to design and create multimedia presenta-               439660     6
tions. They: study the elements of art and the principles of            439670     7
design, the concepts of midi technology in composing original           439680     8
music or using/adapting existing musical works, and the ele-            Prerequisites:
ments of computer animation; develop an understanding of the            First orchestra course: Orchestral program at the middle-school level
ways in which these content areas must be carefully integrated          and prior permission of the instructor
in order to design and create effective multimedia presenta-            Additional orchestra courses: Previous orchestra course(s) and prior
tions; and create a process portfolio that includes a collection        permission of the instructor
of finished music, animated works, and integrated multimedia
presentations self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes,         Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary
and critiques. There is some emphasis on learning about copy-           to perform music alone, in small sections, and in larger
right laws as they apply to the use of existing music, recorded         ensembles. Ensembles consist of musical instruments com-
performances, and/or visual images.                                     monly found in an orchestra. Students practice, rehearse, and
                                                                        perform a variety of orchestral literature, written at appropriate
                                                                        performance-grade level. In addition, students develop the
MUSIC THEORY*                                                           ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, create, and respond
433130     1*                                                           to music through balanced instruction that includes studying
434131     2                                                            works from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives.
433151     Advanced Placement
Prerequisites:                                                          Attending and performing in required school and county
                                                                        music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
Music Theory 1: Prior permission of the instructor
                                                                        programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend
Music Theory 2: Music Theory 1 and prior permission of the
                                                                        performances. Students are provided with opportunities to
instructor
                                                                        participate in music auditions, adjudications, and festivals.
Music Theory, AP: Music Theory 1 and 2 and/or prior permission of       After-school music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Stu-
the instructor                                                          dents should be prepared to participate in all aspects of the
Students learn how music is composed and arranged. They:                program and should not enroll if attendance at orchestra
gain technical knowledge about musical notation, key signa-             functions is a problem. Attendance at all activities (including
tures, scales, intervals, and simple four-part harmonization;           rehearsals) is required.
work with keyboards; and learn and practice effective sight
singing and ear training skills. Previous knowledge of the key-
board, while helpful, is not required.
Music Theory 2 is for students who have successfully com-
pleted Music Theory 1 and wish to continue in advanced theo-
retical study in such areas as 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords;
modulations; figured basses with diatonic and chromatic har-
mony; non-harmonic tones; altered and applied chords; and
simple original compositions.
AP Music Theory follows the curriculum prescribed by the
Educational Testing Service. In addition to reviewing and


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VOICE ENSEMBLE
439710     1
439720     2
439730     3
439740     4
439750     5
439760     6
439770     7
439780     8
Prerequisites:
First Voice Ensemble course: Audition and prior permission of the
instructor
Additional Voice Ensemble courses: Previous Voice Ensemble
course(s), re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the
instructor
Students develop and refine the advanced skills and knowledge
necessary to sing in small, select vocal ensembles. A variety
of choral literature, written at appropriate performance-grade
level, are practiced, rehearsed, and performed. In addition to
performing, students develop the ability to understand, appre-
ciate, perceive, create, and respond to music through balanced
instruction that includes studying works from historical, aes-
thetic, and critical perspectives.
Attending and performing in required school and county
music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
formances. Students are provided opportunities to participate
in music auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school
music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should not
enroll if attendance at voice ensemble functions is a problem.
Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.




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                                           cAreer & technology educAtion
Career and Technology Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of careers that demand
varying levels of education — from high school and postsecondary certificates, to apprenticeships,
to two- and four-year college degrees.  Students can add value to their overall education by earning
industry-recognized credentials and college credit while still in high school.
Most CTE programs include a sequence of specialized high school courses taken in addition to the
academic core classes of math, science, English and social studies. CTE courses listed in this section
are one credit unless indicated otherwise and are organized by the following career pathways (see
Step 3 for for related information):

              Arts & Communications                                Human Services
              Business Management Systems                          Industrial & Engineering Technology
              Health Services                                      Natural Resources & Agriculture

All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

              ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS                              DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 1
Courses in this section include communications tech-               394090                                             Grades 10 - 12
nology such as Microsoft certification training as well            This course combines digital video production, desktop pub-
as media arts such as computer graphics and design                 lishing, web page design and animation skills in the develop-
production. For courses in the humanities and visual,              ment and creation of digital video productions that are relevant
performing and literary arts, see other sections of Step 7.        to and representative of the numerous and varied activities that
                                                                   take place within a high school environment. Products may
ADVANCED WEB DESIGN AND ANIMATION 1                                include school-based broadcasts, public service announce-
538511                       (2 Credits)          Grades 10-12     ments, and a video compilation of the year’s events.

ADVANCED WEB DESIGN AND ANIMATION 2                                DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 2
538521                        (2 Credits)         Grades 10-12     394092                                             Grades 10 - 12
Offered at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                   Students advance their knowledge and skills in the use of post-
Student application process required                               production technology and digital video production software.
These two-semester courses, available to 10th to 12th grade        Using concepts and technical skills gained in Digital Commu-
students, use Adobe CS3 software Photoshop, Illustrator,           nication Technology 1, students create a daily televised show
ImageReady, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks to develop           for school announcements, instruct first-level students on the
the basic skills necessary to design and maintain a web site.      use of equipment and procedures for the daily show, create
Course content focuses on the overall web design process with      video footage to be archived in the media library, create video
emphasis on web site architecture, workflow and production         news packages, and serve as film crew for the Digital Commu-
processes, navigation schemes, implementation and hosting.         nication Technology 3 class.
In the level-2 class, students develop animation skills as they
pertain to enhancing a web site, with additional emphasis on       DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 3
customer service as they deal with real customers and learn the    394093                                             Grades 10 - 12
intricacies of becoming a “webmaster.”
                                                                   This course gives students a greater understanding of how
Students successfully completing this cutting-edge course have     a film is produced, as well as what it takes to be a director.
the opportunity to become Certified Web Designer Appren-           Students extend their thinking beyond a news basis; they par-
tices (CWDSA) through testing created by the World Organi-         ticipate in the steps a film student would take in order to get a
zation of Webmasters (WOW).                                        movie proposal green-lighted, using both a pre-approved script
                                                                   and their own original script. Students write journals, develop
                                                                   storyboards and directors’ notebooks for each video assign-
                                                                   ment, analyze scripts for content, and work independently to


42  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  2009–2010 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
choose location, actors, and costumes. They conduct principal        cameras, students take assignments from basic concepts
photography and proceed to post-production at the editing            through to completed video products for broadcast and web
machines, making creative decisions that lead to a completed         posting. Students develop skills in videography, editing, light-
final movie scene and a short, original movie.                       ing, audio productions, scriptwriting, on-air talent and learn
                                                                     how to operate state-of-the-art digital video production equip-
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 4                                   ment in the filming and production of a television broadcast.
                                                                     They also gain experience in computer graphics, animation,
394094                                             Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: instructor approval
                                                                     special effects, and other techniques related to enhancing the
                                                                     video production process. Second-year students produce origi-
Students who elect to continue in this level-4 course are            nal programming that is broadcast in-house and on channels
expected to provide greater leadership and responsibility to         10 and 18 and to further hone their experiences.
the students in Digital Communication Technology 1, 2, and
3 and to the general school community. Students create video         Student skill competition is through Skills USA at the state and
projects for various departments within the school, serving as       national levels. Students successfully completing this program
an in-house video resource professional for their high school.       may earn college credits through articulation agreements with
They also create professional portfolios for presentation to         Art Institute of Washington, Frederick Community College,
future employers to include storyboards, contact sheets and          and Boston University (CDIA).
letters of recommendation from various departments in the
school.
                                                                              BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS AND PRINTING
TECHNOLOGY                                                           Courses in this section provide students the opportunity
                                                                     to learn concepts for and about business, and are recom-
532050     1                 (3 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     mended for those who plan to attend college and major
534211     2                 (3 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     in accounting, business administration, marketing or
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                     management.
Student application process required
This two-year program focuses on the knowledge and opera-            ACADEMY OF FINANCE
tion of electronic imaging and manufacturing in the printing         Offered at the Career and Technology Center
field. There is a strong emphasis on electronic art and design
                                                                     See the Academies section of Step 7 for detailed course information
using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustra-
tor. Knowledge gained of the digital role in printing manufac-       The Academy of Finance is a unique national program to
turing greatly benefits the skilled computer graphic artist.         prepare 11th and 12th grade students to pursue careers in
                                                                     the world of financial services. The course work introduces
Students experience a variety of hands-on projects that lead         students to all facets of the financial services industry. This
to understanding of the scope of printing manufacturing. Stu-        high-caliber program integrates classroom instruction with
dents develop modern skills through the use of an electronic         workplace experience through a unique six-week paid summer
Imagesetter, film assembly, proofing, plate developing, offset       internship. Students regularly visit banks, brokerage houses,
printing press operations and machine finishing techniques           financial exchanges, insurance companies, accounting firms,
(cutting, folding, and binding). Students work with four-            and government agencies.
color silkscreen process as they learn to screen-print T-shirts
and other items. Students must take the MSDE designated
                                                                     ACCOUNTING 1
assessment. This program has received National PrintEd
certification.                                                       332040                                                Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     Students develop the ability to analyze and record business
Student skill competition is through Skills USA at the state and
                                                                     transactions on the basis of GAAP (Generally Accepted
national levels. Students successfully completing this course
                                                                     Accounting Principles). The systematic interpretation and
may earn college credits through articulation agreements with
                                                                     recording of business transactions are emphasized. The course
Montgomery College and West Virginia University Institute of
                                                                     includes basic accounting theory, the use of journals and led-
Technology.
                                                                     gers, preparation of financial statements, taxes and payrolls,
                                                                     and information on careers in accounting. Selected activities
TELEVISION/MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION                                     give students experience with computerized accounting. Stu-
531020     1                 (3 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12    dents interested in a business major in college or entering the
531040     2                 (3 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12    financial arena are encouraged to take this course. This course
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                     satisfies one of the four credits for the Finance and Accounting
Student application process required                                 CTE Program Completer.
This program is an exciting trip into the technical and creative
field of digital video production. Starting with digital video


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ACCOUNTING 2                                                         intrODUCtiOn tO BUSineSS
333041                                              Grades 10 - 12   331010                                                   Grades 9 - 10
Prerequisite: Accounting 1                                           This is one of the foundation courses for the Business Admin-
Students receive a basic accounting review followed by an            istrative Services and Finance and Accounting CTE program
introduction to and application of the principles of partnership     completers. Students acquire practical skills through a general
and corporate accounting. Emphasis is on the interpretation          study of banking services, checking accounts, budgeting,
and managerial use of accounting records and on developing           credit, insurance, investments, communications, consumer
skills in adapting accounting methods to the needs of a given        economics, computers, and technology. It familiarizes students
business. The course also includes accounting control systems,       with content included in the other business courses such as
the relationship between automated and manual processing             business law, management, and accounting. By enrolling in
of accounting data and information on careers in accounting.         these courses, students may pursue in-depth studies. Students
Selected activities provide students experience with computer-       with an interest in business who are unsure of educational and
ized accounting. This course satisfies one of the four credits for   career opportunities may also find this course beneficial.
the Finance and Accounting CTE Program Completer.
                                                                     intrODUCtiOn tO BUSineSS
APPLIED BUSINESS LAW                                                 33F001      3 college credits                               Grade 12
333280                                              Grades 11 - 12   Offered at Catoctin High School – Spring semester only
This course provides an in-depth study of sales contracts,           This is a Frederick Community College course and the cost is approx-
credit, warranties, employment contracts, and commercial             imately $250.
paper. It provides a knowledge of the history of law, as well        This course introduces effective use of planning, organiza-
as an up-to-date knowledge of rights and obligations. Topics         tion and control in the management of an enterprise and also
include torts, crimes, contracts, bailments, and insurance as        finance, personnel and plant management, marketing and
they apply to business organizations. Selected activities, such      business and government relations. It is taught by a visiting
as mock trials, may be included to enhance understanding of          college professor for college credit.
courtroom procedures.
                                                                     MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
COMPUTER SCIENCE, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                 333090                                               Grades 11 - 12
343011                                          Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     This course, for students interested in managerial careers or in
Prerequisite: Programming and Computer Concepts
                                                                     owning their own business, promotes career development that
This is a one-credit course based on a national standardized         improves employment opportunities as a manager, owner, or
curriculum as outlined by The College Board. It enables stu-         employee. Topics include: types of business ownership, creating
dents to earn college credit by providing preparation for the        a business plan, management functions, manager/entrepreneur
Advanced Placement Computer Science test. Students program           responsibilities, and career information. Activities are used to
in JAVA.                                                             develop skills in decision making, leadership, stress manage-
                                                                     ment, communications, marketing, finance, and selecting and
internatiOnal BUSineSS anD finanCe                                   managing employees.
332010                                              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES
This course gives students an overview of international busi-
ness as it relates to their personal lives, Frederick County,        336040                       (0.5 Credit)
Maryland, and the United States. It provides students with           This nine-week course helps students discover new ways to
up-to-date information on global economic trends. Topics of          maximize earning potential, develop strategies for managing
discussion include an exploration of traditions and customs          resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain
encountered in normal business practices of foreign countries.       insight to the different ways of investing money. It includes
Students actively engage in discussing the history of interna-       maintaining a checking account through paper and software
tional trade, relevance of international scope of business, and      applications, designing a personal investment strategy, and cre-
identifying countries with growing economies. In addition,           ating an electronic portfolio. This course focuses on personal
students analyze and examine international finance and mon-          finances dealing with insurance, credit, and debit cards as well
etary systems, review current economic issues, and measure           as risk management.
international business activities among countries.




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                                                                         exam. Office Specialist certification gives students the advan-
MARKETING EDUCATION
                                                                         tage of proven productivity in a competitive market for jobs
533010      1                (3 Credits)               Grades 11 - 12
                                                                         and advancement for employment.
534011      2                (3 Credits)               Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                         MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2
Student application process required
                                                                         335121                                                  Grades 10 - 12
This is a business program offered for the college-bound or              The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55
career-bound student interested in a career in marketing,                each.
merchandising, or management. Students learn display fun-
damentals, advertising, selling, promotion, customer service,            Students develop the skills to utilize database and multi-
and management skills. Juniors completing academic require-              media applications. Industry standard software package used
ments may begin their on-the-job training in the spring of               is Microsoft Office (Access and PowerPoint). Students sit for
their junior year. Students prepare for jobs in banks, insurance         the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Access and
companies, real estate agencies, boutiques, department stores,           PowerPoint Certification exam. This course satisfies one of
and business offices.                                                    the four credits for the Business Administrative Services CTE
                                                                         Program Completer.
The second year consists of on-the-job training, and students
work in local businesses. Students participate in numerous               MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2: ACCESS
leadership development conferences sponsored by the national
                                                                         335171                        (0.5 Credit)              Grades 10 - 12
youth organization, DECA (an association of marketing
                                                                         The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55
students).
                                                                         each.

MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 1                                       This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
                                                                         (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Access Certification
335111                                                  Grades 10 - 12
                                                                         exam. Individuals, corporations, and academic institutions
The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55
                                                                         alike are discovering the unique benefits of Microsoft Office
each.
                                                                         Specialist (Office Specialist) certification.
This is one of the foundation courses for the Business Admin-
istrative Services and Finance and Accounting CTE program                MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2: POWERPOINT
completers. It develops necessary skills to utilize word pro-
                                                                         335161                        (0.5 Credit)              Grades 10 - 12
cessing and spreadsheet applications. The industry-standard
                                                                         The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55
software package used in this course is Microsoft Office (Word,
                                                                         each.
Excel). Students sit for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Proficiency Word and Excel Certification exam. Students learn            This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
to successfully manage financial resources: banking, investing,          (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency PowerPoint Cer-
borrowing, and risk management (insurance). Students gain                tification exam. Office Specialist certification demonstrates
knowledge and understanding of revenue, expenses, credit and             employee competence, helping managers with job placement
money management, enabling them to make informed deci-                   and advancement.
sions in a highly technical and competitive society.
                                                                         MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 3
MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 1: EXCEL                                335131                                                 Grades 10 - 12
335151                        (0.5 Credit)              Grades 10 - 12   Prerequisite: Microsoft Certification Training 1
The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55    The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55
each.                                                                    each.
This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS               Students develop the skills to utilize advanced word processing
(Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Excel Certification            and spreadsheet applications. The industry-standard software
exam. Office Specialist certification distinguishes users of             package used is Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Students
Microsoft Office products as truly knowledgeable. This desig-            taking this course sit for the MOS (Microsoft Office Special-
nation attracts attention in the competitive job market.                 ist) Expert Word and Excel Certification exam. Using desktop
                                                                         publishing software, students develop skills to enhance busi-
MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING 1: WORD                                 ness communications. Various business publications, including
335141                        (0.5 Credit)              Grades 10 - 12   business cards, newsletters, and brochures, are covered. This
The cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $55    course satisfies one of the four credits for the Business Admin-
each.                                                                    istrative Services CTE Program Completer.

This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
(Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Word Certification


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PERSONAL KEYBOARDING                                                PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CAREERS
331150                       (0.5 Credit)           Grades 9 - 12   533030                       (3 Credits)              Grades 10 - 12
This nine-week course helps students develop touch-key skills       Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
by using correct finger placement and techniques. In addition,      Student application process required
all aspects of a term paper, personal resumes, letter formats,      Expenses include: $35 for a personal workbook and uniform costs
and proofreading skills are reinforced.                             (determined by the student’s choice of internship placement). To
                                                                    comply with OSHA regulations, students must adhere to Hepatitis B,
                                                                    varicella, tetanus, and TB testing/immunization guidelines.

                     HEALTH SERVICES                                This one-year exploratory course introduces students to infor-
                                                                    mation and skills required by many health careers. Students are
These courses focus on health-related occupations,                  taught health care systems, legal/ethical responsibilities, medi-
including research, prevention, treatment, and associated           cal terminology, safety practices, anatomy and physiology, and
technologies. Additional health courses are listed in the           communication basics and techniques. Some skills explored
Health & Physical Education section of Step 7.                      are medical assisting, laboratory technician, EKG technician,
                                                                    and physical therapy assistant. Students become certified in
FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING                                             First Aid and CPR. Those students qualifying and desiring
533091                       (3 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12   have an opportunity to participate in a spring internship in
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                    their chosen health field. Students entering 9th grade in the fall
Student application process required                                of 2008 and beyond will not be awarded science credit for this
                                                                    course.
Required expenditures for the program include: cost of a nurs-
ing uniform, watch with a second hand, $20 registration fee
for the Maryland Board of Nursing CNA registry, $10 for First
Aid/CPR certification workbooks, and $86 to take the Mary-           PROJECT LEAD THE WAY: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
land Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification test.
                                                                    Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
This one-year program is for students interested in a career
                                                                    This sequence of four courses prepares students for entry
in nursing or advanced medical field. It prepares them for
                                                                    into two- and four-year college programs in the biomedi-
Maryland Board of Nursing certification as a certified nursing
                                                                    cal sciences and biotechnology.
assistant (CNA) and geriatric nursing assistant (GNA). CNAs
and certified GNAs may work in hospitals, nursing homes,
physician’s offices, school health rooms and home care facilities   HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS
under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Content includes         531000                         (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12
Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology,                  Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
CPR and First Aid, Nutrition, and basic nursing procedures.         The human body is a complex system requiring care and
Students develop their soft skills in combination with their        maintenance. This course engages students in the study of
technical skills by participating in supervised clinical experi-    basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human
ences at the local hospital and nursing homes. This program         health. Students use a variety of monitors to examine body sys-
provides an excellent pre-nursing experience for students who       tems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under
are considering a post-secondary degree in the nursing field at     stress, and observe the interactions between the various body
the associate, bachelor, or master’s levels.                        systems. Students use LabView® software to design and build
Upon successful completion of the program, students who             systems to monitor body functions.
qualify must register for and take the Maryland Geriatric Nurs-
ing Assistant certification test. Students entering 9th grade in    MEDICAL INTERVENTION
the fall of 2008 and beyond will not be awarded science credit      531200                         (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12
for this course.                                                    Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences and Human
OSHA regulations require students to get a PPD test for             Body Systems
tuberculosis, demonstrate proof of immunization for Measles,        Medical practice includes interventions to support humans
Mumps, and Rubella, demonstrate immunity to Hepatitis B             in treating disease and maintaining health. Student projects
or sign a letter of declination before participating in clinical    investigate various medical interventions that extend and
practicum. Frederick Memorial Hospital reserves the right           improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacol-
to perform a drug test for cause on any student involved in a       ogy, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care.
clinical affiliation.                                               Students study the design and development of various medical
                                                                    interventions including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and
                                                                    prosthetic limbs. They review the history of organ transplants
                                                                    and gene therapy, and read current scientific literature to be


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aware of cutting edge developments. Using 3-D imaging soft-
ware and current scientific research students design and build                               HUMAN SERVICES
a model of a therapeutic protein.                                       Courses focus on occupations related to economic, polit-
                                                                        ical, and social systems. The options will be of interest to
PRINCIPLES OF THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES                                   students interested in careers such as education, govern-
535100                       (1.5 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12    ment, law, law enforcement, hospitality, the military,
This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sci-             child care, and social services.
ences through exciting “hand-on” projects and problems.
Student work involves the study of human medicine, research             CHILD DEVELOPMENT
processes and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students              362040     1                                          Grades 9 - 12
investigate the human body systems and various health con-              363041     2                                          Grades 9 - 12
ditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease,         363061     3                                         Grades 10 - 12
hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme                  Prerequisite for Level 2: Child Development 1
through the course is to determine the factors that led to the          Prerequisite for Level 3: Child Development 2
death of a fictional person. After determining the factors
responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle           Students who complete Child Development 1, 2, and 3 and
choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged                meet the state requirements receive their 90-clock hour Pre-
the person’s life. Key biological concepts including: homeo-            school Certification. The course introduces the study of chil-
stasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems,            dren with emphasis on the preschool child. Through classroom
and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum.             activities, observations of children and actual experiences
Engineering principles including the design process, feedback           with preschool children in the child development laboratory,
loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to             students study the stages of growth and development, the
function are incorporated in the curriculum. The course pro-            role of play in children’s learning, strategies for supporting
vides an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences         physical, intellectual, social and emotional development, and
program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for              positive guidance practices and techniques. Students become
student success in the subsequent courses.                              acquainted with career opportunities working with young
                                                                        children and the various roles and responsibilities of those who
                                                                        provide care.
SCIENCE RESEARCH
531100                         (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12   In level 2, students begin to take greater responsibility for
Prerequisites: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body        the administrative functions of the preschool program, com-
Systems, and Medical Intervention                                       municating with parents and working cooperatively to plan
                                                                        instruction.
This capstone course gives student teams the opportunity to
work with a mentor, identify a science research topic, conduct          At level 3, while continuing to teach in the preschool labora-
research, write a scientific paper, and defend team conclu-             tory, students learn about the administrative responsibilities of
sions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers.              operating a child care center.
Each team has one or more mentors from the scientific and/
or medical community guiding their scientific research. This            CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
course may be combined with the capstone course from the                361050     1                                          Grades 9 - 12
pre-engineering pathway, allowing students from both path-              362050     2                                         Grades 10 - 12
ways to work together to engineer a product that could impact           Prerequisite for Level 2: Clothing Construction 1
healthcare.                                                             Students must provide materials for individual construction projects
                                                                        These courses explore the principles of fashion design and
                                                                        includes identification, selection, and care of textiles. Labora-
                                                                        tory opportunities allow students to learn about particular
                                                                        sewing methods and to gain practical experience in using these
                                                                        methods to complete selected projects. Students also learn
                                                                        about sewing equipment, fabrics, patterns and sewing aids.
                                                                        This course satisfies one of the four credits for the Fashion
                                                                        Merchandising CTE Program Completer.




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COMMERCIAL FOODS                                                      CRIMINAL JUSTICE
362070      1                                         Grades 9 - 12   539110     1                 (3 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12
363070      2                                        Grades 10 - 12   539130     2                 (3 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12
364070      3                                        Grades 11 - 12   Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
Offered at Frederick High School                                      Students must purchase a uniform
Prerequisite for Level 2: Commercial Foods 1                          Student shadowing and application process required — see your
Prerequisite for Level 3: Commercial Foods 2                          counselor
These courses are for students interested in a career in food         This two-year course introduces skills that are common to all
service. It includes exploration of the opportunities available in    law enforcement, corrections, and security services occupa-
the food service industry, food preparation skills and manage-        tions. These include constitutional law, oral and handwritten
ment, the use of equipment, and lab experiences in operating          communication, human and public relations, physical fitness,
a restaurant and catering business. Each level requires an inde-      health and defensive tactics, and general safety. Students must
pendent food-service project during the semester.                     possess effective communication skills to be successful in this
Level 1 provides students with the basic principles of food           program.
preparation, equipment identification and usage, and career           Level 2 covers specific tasks and functions such as security
opportunities in the food service industry.                           analysis, force deployment, and corrections structure, giving
In Level 2, students apply their knowledge of basic food              students a career foundation that prepares them for intern-
preparation from Level 1 to further their experiences in a            ships, cooperative work-study, and/or college.
student-operated restaurant by preparing food in large quan-          Student skill competition is available through Skills USA at the
tities, operating and caring for commercial equipment and             state and national levels.
developing professional skills in the food-service industry and
management.
                                                                      CUlinary artS
Level 3 provides accelerated management skills including              533220     1                 (3 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12
food cost analysis, inventory, and scheduling. Individualized         534161     2                 (3 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12
research projects and computer-generated lessons, according           Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
to the student’s career goals, are implemented. Practical related
                                                                      Approximately $40 for a uniform
hands-on experience of food preparation and restaurant man-
agement is highlighted.                                               Student shadowing and application process required — see your
                                                                      counselor
COSMETOLOGY                                                           In this year-long class, instruction is provided in professional
532020      1                (3 credits)             Grades 11 - 12   food preparation and related areas such as catering and hotel/
534020      2                (6 credits)             Grades 11 - 12   restaurant management. Hands-on cooking tasks are combined
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                      with historical and theoretical aspects of culinary arts. Topics
Student shadowing and application process required — see your         include: equipment operation, safety, and sanitation; stocks,
counselor.                                                            soups, and sauces; meat, poultry, and seafood cookery; veg-
Students are required to invest approximately $400 in uniforms,
                                                                      etable and starch cookery; cold food production; Garde Man-
shoes, a cosmetology kit, and State Board exam fees.                  ger; menu planning; recordkeeping and service operations,
                                                                      including food costs, recipe conversion, and front-of-the-house
The two-year cosmetology program prepares students to suc-            management. Applied math and communications skills are
cessfully pass the Maryland State Board Licensing Exam to             stressed. This course is suitable for students preparing for fur-
care for hair, skin and nails by training in areas such as styl-      ther education at culinary, business or restaurant management
ing, cutting, coloring, permanent waving, facials, manicures,         schools, as well as those wishing to enter apprenticeship or
and pedicures. Students become familiar with principles of            skilled line cooking positions in the food service industry.
sanitation, chemistry of cosmetics, basic electricity, and state
regulations governing beauty culture. Excellent attendance
is mandatory in order to attain the 1,500 hours necessary to          CUltUreS anD CUiSine
qualify to sit for the State Board Exam. Eligible students are        361010                                               Grades 9 - 12
required to sit for the State Board of Cosmetology exam during        In this course students focus on their own eating experiences
their senior year.                                                    as they gain confidence in culinary skills through the selection
Students intending to enroll in Cosmetology must plan their           and preparation of healthy foods from their own and other
class schedules carefully in order to complete all academic           cultures. Using the USDA My Pyramid, students analyze the
requirements for graduation and allow one-half day for Cos-           commonalities and uniqueness of eating patterns across cul-
metology during their junior year and a full day during their         tures while studying the history and geography of those areas.
senior year. (English 12 is available at the Career and Technol-      Computer-generated dietary analysis, recipe conversions, and
ogy Center.)                                                          shopping lists assist students as they learn current cooking


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techniques and food presentation ideas from diverse culinary               removed from the program and must successfully complete
traditions. Careers relating to ethnic cuisines in the food                it outside the FCPS class before the end of the first semester.
industry and global food economics are investigated.                       Due to liability issues associated with mandatory station place-
                                                                           ment, students who do not pass both the Hazardous Materials
FASHION MERCHANDISING                                                      module and the Firefighter 1 midterm will be withdrawn at the
                                                                           semester break.
362060     1                                              Grades 9 - 12
362160     2                                             Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite for Level 2: Fashion Merchandising 1                          INDEPENDENT LIVING: REALITY 101
                                                                           362020                                                 Grades 9 - 12
This course provides for the exploration of career opportuni-
ties both directly and indirectly related to retail merchandising.         Students begin preparing for a balanced and fulfilling life.
Students analyze the elements and processes of design and                  Based on the theory that career and family are intrinsically
interpret the influence that social, economic, and political fac-          related, the course utilizes hands-on experience to guide
tors have on fashion and technology. Students apply industry               students through the decisions that will have an impact upon
practices in textiles, apparel, design, retailing, advertising and         their future. Activities that provide relevant, practical experi-
promotion. This course satisfies one of the four credits for the           ence include studying the value of nutritious diet and healthy
Fashion Merchandising CTE Program Completer.                               lifestyle, planning and cooking nutritious meals, examining
                                                                           housing choices, and demonstrating the principles of interior
                                                                           design, financial planning, instruction in clothing care and
FIRE/RESCUE CADET PROGRAM
                                                                           selection and developing skills for becoming a wise consumer.
533451      (3 credits)      p.m. program       Grades 11 - 12 only
                                                                           The course empowers young persons with the skills and knowl-
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center and articulated
                                                                           edge to live in a competitive and rapidly changing society.
with Frederick Community College
Student application process required — see your counselor.
                                                                           INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
Enrollment is limited to 25 students. A committee interviews all stu-
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dents and considers the following criteria:
                                                                           Offered at the Brunswick High School Teaching Academy
  •	 Must be a Frederick County high school 11th or 12th grade stu-
                                                                           See the Academies section of Step 7 for more information.
     dent at least 16 years old by the first day of class.
  •	 Must be an active member, in good standing, of a Frederick            This course is based on the “Maryland Outcomes for Teacher
     County fire and/or rescue department before the first day of class.   Preparation: The First Sixty Hours.” Students consider a wide
                                                                           range of teaching professions as they study units in Human
  •	 Must be able to provide own transportation, when required. Stu-
     dents drive at specified times between CTC and the home school
                                                                           Growth and Development, Educational Theorists, Technology
     and fire/rescue experience sites.
                                                                           and Communications, Classroom Management, Curriculum
                                                                           and Instruction, Schools and Society, Professional Develop-
  •	 Must have a positive recommendation from the chief of the stu-
                                                                           ment, and Community and Parent Relationships. They begin
     dent’s fire/rescue company.
                                                                           a working portfolio to be assessed and completed during the
  •	 Must complete a physical examination and a facepiece fitness test.    internship experience.
This one-year program provides training and experience for
future employment in the fire and rescue service or its allied             PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND EFFECTIVE PARENTING
professions. The program includes classroom instruction,                   (P.R.E.P.)
hands-on activities and field experiences at selected agencies             362030                                                  Grades 9 - 12
related to the fire and rescue services. (Class may last until 3:00        Because the content is sensitive, the Family Life and Human Devel-
p.m. on practical session days.)                                           opment Bylaw stipulates that parental permission is required.
Courses are a cooperative effort between the school system                 Students are given opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and
and the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Association. In                   attitudes needed for healthy relationships. Special emphasis is
addition to earning course credit, students who pass the exter-            given to decision-making, setting goals, communication styles,
nally developed examinations have the opportunity to receive               theories of attraction and learning crisis and conflict resolution
certification as a Firefighter 2 and as an Emergency Medical               management. The decision to be a parent or not, reproduction,
Technician.                                                                the birth process, birth defects, infant development, and the
This program includes at least 30 hours of community service               care of young children are included. Responsibility and real-
during school time and provides training related to additional             ity are emphasized through the use of Baby Think It Over, a
community service time. Some student training and activities               computerized life-like infant simulator that allows student to
occur off campus and may include hazardous situations.                     experience the demands of parenting in preparation for mak-
                                                                           ing informed choices about their future. Students are provided
Note: Because this is a MFRI certification course and the                  with information that will lead to a greater understanding of
process requires sequential mastery of content, students who               the challenges of marriage and parenthood in a technological
do not pass the Hazardous Materials module exam may be                     society.


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                                                                   ARCHITECTUAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
                                                                   392500    1                                          Grades 9 - 12
Courses in this career pathway are related to the follow-          392510    2                                         Grades 10 - 12
ing fields of interest and are listed in alphabetical order.       392520    3                                         Grades 11 - 12
General                                                            Courses must be taken in sequence
Foundations of Technology                                          These courses provide students with architectural engineering
Extended Technical Studies                                         design content and process skills to prepare them for entry-
Technical Elective Survey                                          level employment and post-secondary education in the field of
automotive & electronics                                           architectural engineering design. Students study architectural
Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing                           design principles; invention, innovation and patenting; and
Auto Mechanics                                                     develop architectural hand-drawing skills, progressing to
Automotive Technology                                              AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor software applications across the
Electronics                                                        three levels of course work. The three levels include increas-
Construction & Manufacturing                                       ingly complex experiences in the architectural engineering
Cabinetmaking                                                      design and development process, the nature and impact of
Carpentry                                                          architectural engineering on the environment, the integration
Carpentry & Construction Trades                                    of core technologies into the design process, and the applica-
Construction Electricity                                           tions of architectural engineering in major business and indus-
Introduction to Construction Management                            try enterprises.
Masonry                                                            Two credits in Architectural Engineering Design meet the
Plumbing/HVAC                                                      Maryland graduation requirement for Advanced Technology
Welding: Agricultural & Commercial Metals Technology               Education beginning in school year 2009-10
Woodworking
engineering & architecture                                         AUTO BODY/COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING
Architectural Engineering Design
                                                                   533210     1                 (3 Credits)            Grades 10 - 12
Computer-Aided Design/Drafting — Architectural Graphics
                                                                   534031     2                 (3 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12
Computer-Aided Design/Drafting — Engineering Graphics
                                                                   Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
Drafting
                                                                   Students are encouraged to invest approximately $150 in a beginning
Introduction to Engineering Principles
                                                                   tool set, uniform, and work shoes.
Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2 & 3
Project-Lead-the-Way	—	Engineering	Program                         Student shadowing and application process required — see your
   •	 Aerospace Engineering                                        counselor.
   •	 Civil Engineering and Architecture                           This program teaches students the skills and technical
   •	 Computer Integrated Manufacturing                            knowledge needed to repair collision damage to today’s pas-
   •	 Digital Electronics                                          senger vehicles. Through the use of the I-CAR curriculum,
   •	 Engineering Design and Development                           students learn key technical skills including the repair and
   •	 Introduction to Engineering Design                           replacement of cosmetic and structural panels, MIG weld-
   •	 Principles of Engineering                                    ing, unibody repair and straightening, refinishing, painting
Technical Drawing                                                  and striping, estimating and job costing, plastic repair, and
Information Technology                                             more. As a NATEF-certified program, students are able to
Cisco Networking Academy                                           accumulate I-CAR Gold Class points toward their growing
Communications & Networking                                        industry standard I-CAR Gold Class Professional designation.
Computer Science, IB                                               Career options include body and structural repair technicians,
Computer Technician/Analyst                                        refinishing/painting technicians, body shop owner/managers,
Pre-college Topics in Computer Science                             estimators/appraisers, parts technicians, manufacturers and
Principles of Programming                                          insurance representatives. Students must take the MSDE-
Programming & Computer Concepts                                    designated assessment.
Website Development 1 & 2
                                                                   Student skill competition and leadership development is avail-
                                                                   able through Skills USA at the state and national levels.




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                                                                      Students are instructed in the use of the basic tools and equip-
AUTO MECHANICS
                                                                      ment of the cabinetry trade. Basic elements of construction
492110     1                (1 Credit)               Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      including framing and finish work are covered. Construction
492210     1                (2 Credits)              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      of basic bookcases and cabinets leads to more difficult projects
492340     2                (1 Credit)               Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      requiring increased competency and knowledge of design,
492130     2                (2 Credits)              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      wood, and finish.
494111     3                (2 Credits)              Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at Brunswick High School
                                                                      CarPentry
Courses must be taken in sequence
                                                                      533040     1                 (3 Credits)            Grades 10 - 12
This program prepares students to service and maintain all            539000     1A                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 10 - 12
types of automobiles. It includes instruction on the diagnosis        539010     1B                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 10 - 12
of malfunctions and repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling,     534041     2                 (3 Credits)            Grades 10 - 12
brake, drive train and suspension systems. Upon successful            539020     2A                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12
completion of Auto Mechanics 1, 2, and 3, in conjunction with         539030     2B                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12
teacher recommendation, students can earn up to 19 credits at         Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville.                Students are encouraged to invest approximately $125-$175 in hand
                                                                      tools and work boots to be used in the program.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY                                                 Student shadowing and application process required — see your
533060       1                (3 Credits)            Grades 10 - 12   counselor.
534061       2                (3 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      The carpentry program introduces students to the exciting and
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $250 in a beginning
                                                                      diverse opportunities available in the construction industry by
tool set, uniform, and work shoes.
                                                                      building a single-family home through the course of this two-
Student shadowing and application process required — see your
                                                                      year program. Students develop a range of skills in the field of
counselor.
                                                                      carpentry, including: blueprint reading, estimating, framing,
Students in this program develop the skills necessary to              roofing, siding, drywall installation and finishing, cabinet
become an entry-level automotive technician. This Automo-             installation, trim carpentry, and stairway construction. Stu-
tive Service Excellence certified program prepares automotive         dents develop job-site safety and teamwork habits and explore
students for certification guided by the rigorous nationally          a variety of specialization areas and career opportunities within
recognized industry standards. Instruction focuses on labora-         the construction industry.
tory safety, proper tool and equipment usage, vehicle system
                                                                      Student skill competition and leadership development is pro-
diagnosis and repair of brakes and suspension, engines, fuel,
                                                                      vided through participation in Skills USA student organization
electrical, cooling, and drive train systems. The curriculum is
                                                                      at the state and national levels. Successful completion of the
taught through both theory and hands-on methods. Safety and
                                                                      Carpentry program satisfies the first year requirement of the
proper work habits are emphasized throughout the course.
                                                                      Associated Builders and Contractors Carpentry Apprentice-
Students who excel have the opportunity to also participate in        ship Program. Students may earn six articulated college credits
the Automotive Youth Education System in which they further           in FCC’s Construction Management program through success-
refine their skills and knowledge by working with a mentor            ful completion of the Carpentry program. Concurrent enroll-
technician in a paid summer internship at a local automo-             ment in the Introduction to Construction Management class
tive dealership. Students must take the MSDE-designated               can provide an additional three credits at FCC. Students must
assessment.                                                           take the MSDE-designated assessment.

CABINETMAKING                                                         CarPentry & COnStrUCtiOn traDeS
491920     1                (1 Credit)            Grades 10 - 12      492050     1                                        Grades 10 - 12
492040     1                (2 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12      493150     2                                        Grades 11 - 12
492940     2                (1 Credit)            Grades 11 - 12      493050     2                 (2 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12
493040     2                (2 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12      494251     3                                            Grade 12
494241     3                (1 Credit)                Grade 12        494051     3                 (2 Credits)                Grade 12
494041     3                (2 Credits)               Grade 12        Offered only at Linganore High School
494281     4                (1 Credit)                Grade 12        Courses must be taken in sequence
494291     4                (2 Credits)               Grade 12
                                                                      This program prepares students for employment in a broad
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School
                                                                      range of occupations in the general construction, building
Students from other county high schools may enroll in this program
                                                                      maintenance, and home improvement industries. Units of
but must provide their own transportation.
                                                                      instruction include tools, construction materials, job safety,
Courses must be taken in sequence                                     blueprint reading, carpentry, basic masonry, and general main-



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tenance. Students enrolled in second and third year programs
participate in the completion of long-term projects designed to
                                                                         cAd ArchitecturAl courSe SeQuence SAMPleS
develop competencies in each major area of the construction                       option 1                        option 2
trades. Students interested in two credits for Carpentry and
                                                                       CAD-Architectural Graphics      CAD-Architectural Graphics
Construction Trades 2 or 3 may work with the instructor for a
                                                                        1 (3 credits)                   1 (3 credits)
two-credit course.
                                                                       CAD-Architectural Graphics      CAD-Architectural Graphics
CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY                                                2 (3 credits)                   2A (1.5 credits)
538530                       (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12                                    CAD-Architectural Graphics
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                                                        2B (1.5 credits)
Prerequisite: Computer Technician/Analyst
                                                                                  option 3                        option 4
The CISCO Networking Academy program prepares students
to sit for the networking industry standard CCENT (Cisco               CAD-Architectural Graphics      CAD-Architectural Graphics
Certified Entry Networking Technician) and CCNA (Cisco                  1A (1.5 credits)                1A (1.5 credits)
Certified Networking Associate) certifications. Students use
                                                                       CAD-Architectural Graphics      CAD-Architectural Graphics
online curriculum in conjunction with extensive laboratory
                                                                        1B (1.5 credits)                1B (1.5 credits)
exercises to develop their knowledge and skills in areas includ-
ing: basic networking terminology through complex subnet               CAD-Architectural Graphics      CAD-Architectural Graphics
masking rules and strategies and supporting diverse networks.           2 (3 credits)                   2A (1.5 credits)
Hands-on experience allows students to hone their network
trouble-shooting skills while developing critical-thinking and                                         CAD-Architectural Graphics
problem-solving skills.                                                                                 2B (1.5 credits)

Students who complete this rigorous college-level curriculum          This program is for students who plans to enter college, techni-
must take either the CCENT or CCNA exams. The cost associ-            cal school, or industry in the architectural computer design/
ated with the certification exams is approximately $125 each.         drafting technology field. It teaches specific skills needed
                                                                      for the production and organization of architectural draw-
Students may also receive 20 articulated credits through FCC          ings. Competency is developed in design, layout, site plans,
for the successful completion of this program.                        architectural lettering and symbols, materials and methods of
                                                                      construction, construction specifications, local building codes,
COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (CAN)                                   elevations, sectionals, detail drawings, renderings, and model
344040                                               Grades 10 - 12   building. Students develop a full set of architectural plans.
This one-credit course focuses on higher level microcomputer          Students operate a sophisticated CAD system. Competency
communications and network integration topics. Students               is developed in file and disk management, computer utility
learn to design computer networks and install network compo-          programs, installation and configuration of computer hardware
nents along with both management and application software.            and software. Students operate word processing programs for
In addition, students study the function of networking and            the production of professional papers and specifications as well
telecommunications devices.                                           as graphic application programs for architectural specifications
                                                                      and drawings, 3-D modeling, video graphics, and computer
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/DRAFTING (CAD): ARCHITEC-                       animation.
TURAL GRAPHICS                                                        Level 2 is a continuation of the concepts begun in Level 1 but
533080     1                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12   concentrates on advanced skill development. Students partici-
533085     1A                (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12   pate as part of a design and drafting team for the production of
533086     1B                (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12   plans for the house project built by the Career and Technology
534081     2                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12   Center. Instruction is reinforced by field trips to the house
534241     2A                (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12   project building site.
534251     2B                (1.5 Credits)           Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry
Student shadowing and application process required — see your
counselor.
Articulates credit with Frederick Community College, Community
College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, and Thompson Institute of
Technology.




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                                                                     Level 2 is a continuation of the concepts begun in Level 1 but
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/DRAFTING (CAD): ENGINEER-
                                                                     concentrates on advanced skill development. Students partici-
ING GRAPHICS
                                                                     pate as part of a design and drafting team for the production of
533070     1                 (3 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     plans for manufacturing processes.
533072     1A                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12
533073     1B                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12
534071     2                 (3 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12   COMPUTER SCIENCE, IB
534261     2A                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12   SL – 340101 (one year)                          Grades 11 and/or 12
534271     2B                (1.5 Credits)          Grades 11 - 12   HL – 340201 (two-year program, 1st year)        Grades 11 and/or 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                     HL – 340301 (two-year program, 2nd year)        Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                     Offered only at Urbana High School
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry
Student shadowing and application process required — see your        In this rigorous International Baccalaureate course, students
counselor.                                                           are encouraged to use a logical approach and analytical think-
                                                                     ing in the use of computers to solve problems by using either a
Articulates credit with Frederick and Hagerstown Community Col-
                                                                     procedure-oriented or object-oriented environment. Student-
leges, Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, and
                                                                     centered activities focus on creating solutions to problems by
Thompson Institute of Technology.
                                                                     first identifying a process with which to recognize and define
     cAd engineering courSe SeQuence SAMPleS                         problems; identifying appropriate hardware, developing algo-
                                                                     rithms to create the solutions, and testing the integration of
            option 1                          option 2               solutions. This course further develops an understanding of
 CAD-Engineering Graphics         CAD-Engineering Graphics           the use of computers in a variety of disciplines and applica-
                                                                     tions. It transfers skills to alternative and future developments.
  1 (3 credits)                    1 (3 credits)
                                                                     Students learn to understand the consequences of rapidly
 CAD-Engineering Graphics         CAD-Engineering Graphics           changing technology.
  2 (3 credits)                    2A (1.5 credits)
                                  CAD-Engineering Graphics           COMPUTER TECHNICIAN/ANALYST
                                   2B (1.5 credits)                  538510                       (3 Credits)              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
            option 3                         option 4                Cost associated with the certification exams is approximately $150.
 CAD-Engineering Graphics         CAD-Engineering Graphics           Student shadowing and application process required — see your
  1A (1.5 credits)                 1A (1.5 credits)                  counselor.

 CAD-Engineering Graphics         CAD-Engineering Graphics           This one-year course is the first step toward preparing students
  1B (1.5 credits)                 1B (1.5 credits)                  to become an IT professional. Students learn computer repair
                                                                     and maintenance skills by building functioning computers
 CAD-Engineering Graphics         CAD-Engineering Graphics           from component parts, upgrading existing computers, and
  2 (3 credits)                    2A (1.5 credits)                  diagnosing and repairing customer units. The online curricu-
                                                                     lum includes instructional units on microcomputers, memory,
                                  CAD-Engineering Graphics
                                                                     operating systems, application software, diagnostic techniques,
                                   2B (1.5 credits)
                                                                     customer interaction, viruses, printers, peripheral interfacing
This program is for students who plan to enter college, techni-      and basic networking. Students must take the CompTIA A+
cal school, or industry in the engineering computer design/          certification exams.
drafting technology field.
                                                                     Students have the opportunity to receive six articulated credits
Students are taught to plan and execute basic engineering            through Frederick Community College. Student skill competi-
drafting techniques, basic technical illustrating, and 3-D           tion and leadership development is available through Skills
drawings. Competency is developed in sketching, drawing,             USA at the state and national levels.
dimensioning, linear and geometric tolerancing, and the repro-
duction of assembly and production drawings.
Students operate a sophisticated CAD system. Competency
is developed in file and disk management, computer utility
programs, installation and configuration of computer hardware
and software. Students operate word processing programs
for the production for the production of professional papers
and specifications, as well as graphic application programs
for engineering drawings, 3-D modeling, video graphics, and
computer animation.



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COnStrUCtiOn eleCtriCity                                              eleCtrOniCS
533050     1                 (3 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12   533230     Basic           (3 Credits)                Grades 10 - 12
534051     2                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12   534171     Advanced        (3 Credits)                Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                      492080     1               (1 Credit)                 Grades 10 - 12
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $220 in specialized   Basic and Advanced Electronics are offered only at the Career and
personal electrical tools.                                            Technology Center.
Student shadowing and application process required — see your         Electronics 1 is offered at Urbana High School.
counselor.                                                            Prerequisite: Algebra 1
This course introduces students to the basic technical knowl-         Students develop competencies in direct and alternating cir-
edge and skills required to enter the field of residential and        cuits, electronic theory, digital electronics, communications
light commercial wiring. Basic electrical skills covered include:     technology, and microprocessor electronics. Through applica-
blueprint reading, estimating, circuit planning, electrical pan-      tion of mathematics and science, students design, assemble,
els, rough wiring and finish work. Students are also introduced       install, operate, maintain, and repair electronic equipment.
to the rapidly expanding field of “smart” wiring. Students build
                                                                      The Electronics program provides students with experiences
their skills by planning and actually wiring an actual house
                                                                      applicable to a variety of educational and career goals includ-
in the community. Emphasis is placed on completing the first
                                                                      ing automotive diagnosis, aircraft maintenance, and communi-
year of the nationally recognized apprenticeship training and
                                                                      cation system design. Opportunities are available for graduates
understanding the National Electrical Code requirements.
                                                                      at technical schools, community colleges, company training
Program completers are prepared to pursue entry-level                 programs, and in four-year college programs.
employment as electrical apprentices and to continue their
training in the four-year apprenticeship program.                     EXTENDED TECHNICAL STUDIES
Students may earn six articulated college credits in FCC’s Con-       538100                       (3 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12
struction Management program through successful comple-               538200                       (2 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12
tion of the Construction Electricity program. Concurrent              Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
enrollment in the Introduction to Construction Management             Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission — seniors who have completed
class can provide an additional three credits at FCC. Students        the required levels of a program at the Career and Technology Center
must take the MSDE-designated assessment. State and national
                                                                      This program allows students to gain more advanced skills and
student skill competition is available through Skills USA.
                                                                      experiences prior to entering the work force and/or post-sec-
                                                                      ondary education. Before enrolling, students must meet with
DRAFTING                                                              the instructor to discuss career goals and plan their advanced
492010     1                                      Grades 10 - 12      study objectives. Only students who have demonstrated excel-
492020     2                                      Grades 10 - 12      lent motivation and focus on learning and work well indepen-
492230     3                                      Grades 10 - 12      dently will be approved, providing class space is available.
494071     3                (2 Credits)           Grades 10 - 12
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School                   FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY
Courses must be taken in sequence                                     344070                                                 Grades 9 - 12
Students are taught to plan, prepare, and interpret mechanical,       This course involves a broad study of technology and how it
architectural, structural drawings and other forms of graphic         affects every aspect of our lives. Students address crucial issues,
representation. Competencies are developed in sketching,              current and future technological problems and opportunities
drawing, and lettering appropriate to increasingly complex            associated with technology. In lab and classroom activities
subjects. Students develop these skills using traditional drafting    students experience ways to create, use, improve, control, and
tools and computer-aided design. Competency is also devel-            assess a variety of technologies including: mechanical, struc-
oped in the use of reproduction materials, equipment, and             tural, electrical, electronic, fluid, optical, and bio technologies.
processes.                                                            This course satisfies the one-credit graduation requirement for
                                                                      Technology Education.




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                                                                       dents to provide the masonry work on an actual house that the
INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
                                                                       Construction Technology department builds.
539061                       (1 Credit)              Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center                       The masonry program utilizes the nationally recognized Asso-
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the second level of a CTC       ciated Builders and Contractors Wheels of Learning curricu-
construction technology program and recommendation by the con-         lum. Students successfully completing the masonry program
struction technology teacher                                           earn one year’s credit in the three-year masonry apprenticeship
                                                                       program. Students may earn six articulated college credits in
Note: This dual enrollment course provides both one high school
                                                                       FCC’s Construction Management program through successful
credit and 3 college credits from FCC.
                                                                       completion of the Masonry program. Concurrent enrollment
This is an optional college course for advanced students               in the Introduction to Construction Management class can
enrolled in the Construction Technology department at the              provide an additional three credits at FCC. Students must take
Career and Technology Center, including Carpentry, Masonry,            the MSDE-designated assessment.
Construction Electricity, Plumbing/HVAC, Landscape Man-
agement, and CAD/Architectural Graphics. This specially                PLUMBING/HVAC
designed Frederick Community College course provides                   533100     1                 (3 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12
advanced technical and upper level career skills, a post sec-          534100     2                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12
ondary transition experience, and a more knowledgeable                 Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
and versatile individual on the career ladder in the construc-
                                                                       Students are encouraged to invest approximately $125 in specialized
tion industry. Students study project scheduling, advanced
                                                                       personal basic hand tools and work clothing
blueprint interpretation, building specifications and codes,
estimating and analysis of competitive product quotations, and         Student shadowing and application process required — see your
construction contract language.                                        counselor.
                                                                       This course utilizes the National Center for Construction
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES                                 Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, a nationally
390030                       (0.5 Credit)              Grades 9 - 12
                                                                       developed competency-based, task-oriented curriculum that
                                                                       prepares students to begin a formal apprenticeship program.
Offered only at Tuscarora High School
                                                                       Instruction consists of an integrated approach of theory and
Students are provided with a hands-on introduction to engi-            hands-on experiences to prepare students to install, repair,
neering principles that students could elect to take prior to          assemble, and maintain heating and air conditioning systems.
entering the Pre-Engineering sequence of courses. It serves            Students learn the code approved practices for installing and
as an early entry point into engineering concepts that focuses         maintaining all piping systems involved in sanitary drainage,
on academic and technical content and skills needed to solve           storm water management, and developing potable water supply
problems using technology, tools, and materials. Students              systems. Students also learn the industry standard piping prac-
address problems through a systems approach that requires              tices involved in refrigeration and cooling as well as hot water
higher order thinking skills and individual and collaborative          piping for building heating using oil and gas fuels. Experiences
ingenuity. The technology challenges incorporate related math-         are provided in metal duct fabrication/installation, blueprint
ematics and science content. Students explore engineering              reading, establishing system layouts, and interpreting manu-
careers and the requisite high school and postsecondary educa-         facturers’ specifications.
tion pathways to those careers.                                        Students may earn six articulated college credits in FCC’s Con-
                                                                       struction Management program through successful completion
MASONRY                                                                of the Plumbing/HVAC program. Concurrent enrollment in the
                                                                       Introduction to Construction Management class can provide
533130     1                 (3 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12
                                                                       an additional three credits at FCC. Student skill competition
534131     2                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       is available through Skills USA at the state and national levels.
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                       Students must take the MSDE-designated assessment.
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $50 in specialized
personal basic hand tools and work clothing.
                                                                       PRE-COLLEGE TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Student shadowing and application process required — see your
                                                                       344011                                               Grades 11 - 12
counselor.
                                                                       Prerequisite: AP Computer Science
This course prepares students to enter the construction field
                                                                       This is a one-credit course designed to follow the AP Com-
of brick, block and stone masonry. It emphasizes hands-on
                                                                       puter Science course. It covers advanced topics in object-
experiences through construction of various student projects
                                                                       oriented programming, numerical and symbolic computation,
that vary in complexity from laying a simple brick wall to             algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, software
constructing more difficult projects such as chimneys, arches          engineering, supercomputing, human-computer communica-
and fireplaces. Instruction also focuses upon accurate blueprint       tions, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and ethical and
reading and estimating for small jobs. These skills are further        professional issues.
refined through the student-built house project that allows stu-


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PRE-ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1
                                                                       PROJECT LEAD THE WAY: ENGINEERING (PLTW)
394080                                               Grades 10 - 12
                                                                       Offered only at Linganore and/or Walkersville High Schools
Offered only at Tuscarora High School
                                                                       The following seven PLTW courses introduce students
This course offers the opportunity to solve mechanical, elec-
                                                                       to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to
tronic, optical, thermal, structural, fluid, and materials prob-
                                                                       entering college. Those not intending to pursue further
lems through the use of modern technology tools. This is a
                                                                       formal education would also benefit from the knowledge
laboratory-based course using CAD, CAM, robotics, computer
                                                                       and logical thought processes that result from taking
modeling and simulation. The curriculum is composed of 16
                                                                       some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.
modular work stations. Each work station has from 4 to 12 lev-
                                                                       PLTW engineering courses are articulated with over 15
els of curriculum. The Pre-Engineering Technology 1 students
                                                                       colleges and universities in the United States.
explore two levels at each station. Successful completion fulfills
one credit of the Advanced Technology Education graduation
requirement.                                                           AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (AE)
                                                                       491200                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       Offered only at Walkersville High School
PRE-ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 2
390040                                               Grades 10 - 12    Recommended prerequisites: POE, IED, and DE
Offered only at Tuscarora High School                                  The major focus of the course is to acquaint students with the
This course allows further development of content in the               world of flight and space travel. As they learn about various
overview of engineering technologies introduced in Pre-                aspects of aerospace engineering, they apply what was learned
Engineering Technology 1. In addition to the continuing                to the design and development of several simulated flight vehi-
study of computer aided design (CAD) and quality assurance,            cles for both atmospheric and space travel and use many differ-
students study advanced concepts in mechanical, structural,            ent types of technical software. The course covers the history of
electrical, and fluid engineering. Students focus their study          flight, aerodynamics and aerodynamics testing, flight systems,
by completing up to six levels at a fewer number of stations.          astronautics, space life sciences, aerospace materials, and
The Level 2 course provides students with an opportunity to            systems engineering. Working in teams, students learn about
explore specific topics and related career pathways that may           documenting their work, solving problems, and communicating
pique a career or post-high school interest. Successful comple-        their solutions to other students and members of the profes-
tion fulfills one credit of the Advanced Technology Education          sional community of aerospace engineering. Aerospace Engi-
graduation requirement.                                                neering is a specialization course within the PLTW sequence.


PRE-ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3                                           CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (CEA)
                                                                       497401                                              Grades 11 - 12
390050                                               Grades 10 - 12
                                                                       Offered only at Linganore High School
Offered only at Tuscarora High School
                                                                       Recommended prerequisites: POE, IED, and DE
This advanced-level course provides students with in-depth
knowledge of quality assurance practices, advanced skill               This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engi-
development in computer aided design (CAD), and mastery of             neering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelation-
advanced concepts in mechanical driver, pneumatics, electron-          ship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use
ics, and automated material handling. Project development              state-of-the-art software (AutoCAD and Revit) to solve real
within a team environment is emphasized. Through the use of            world problems and communicate solutions, applying math-
a master project, students research, plan, and develop a proto-        ematics, science and engineering content and principles to
type solution to an engineering problem. Successful comple-            hands-on projects and activities. This course covers the role of
tion fulfills one credit of the Advanced Technology Education          civil engineers and architects, project planning, site planning,
graduation requirement.                                                building design, and project documentation and presentation.

PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING                                              COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING: (CIM)
341140                                                 Grades 9 - 12   497201                                               Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Enrolled in an Algebra 1 or higher mathematics class     Prerequisite: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in Introduc-
                                                                       tion to Engineering Design
This one-credit course provides an introduction to the elemen-
tary concepts of computer programming. Successful comple-              This course applies the principles of robotics and automa-
tion of this course prepares students to enter the Programming         tion. This course builds on the computer solid modeling skills
and Computer Concepts class.                                           developed in Introduction to Engineering Design, Students
                                                                       use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-
                                                                       dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used
                                                                       in automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included.


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                                                                       design of solutions to abstract problems and introductory
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS: (DE)
                                                                       programming in JAVA. This course is a prerequisite for the AP
497301                                              Grades 9 - 12
                                                                       Computer Science course.
Recommended prerequisite: Completion of or simultaneous enroll-
ment in Algebra 2
                                                                       TECHNICAL DRAWING
Digital Electronics is an applied logic that focuses on the appli-     391030    1                                          Grades 9 - 12
cation of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation         392030    2                                         Grades 10 - 12
software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the     393031    3                                         Grades 11 - 12
actual construction of circuits and devices.                           393131    3A                 (0.5 Credit)           Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       394031    4                                             Grade 12
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: (EDD)                              394131    4A                 (0.5 Credit)               Grade 12
497001                                                Grades 11 - 12   Courses must be taken in sequence
Prerequisites: POE, IED, DE, and CEA or AE
                                                                       Students learn the basic language of drafting by completing
Students work in teams to research, design and construct a             a series of drawings and projects. They are able to visualize
solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students                objects in three dimensions, read blueprints, prepare working
apply principles developed in the four preceding courses               drawings, think through problems, draw clearly and accurately,
and are guided by a community mentor. They must present                and obtain substantial practice in engineering drafting tech-
progress reports, submit a final written report, and defend            niques. At Level 2, they apply more advanced concepts such
their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the      as multi-view projection, developments, pictorials, auxiliary
school year.                                                           views, and sectioning. Levels 3 and 4 emphasize problem solv-
                                                                       ing, design, and individual student interests.
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN: (IED)
497011                                                 Grades 9 - 12   TECHNICAL ELECTIVE SURVEY
This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design              532110                                               Grades 9 - 12
development process for products. Models of product solutions          Offered only at Linganore High School
are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling            This course provides students who are undecided about poten-
computer design software (AutoCAD Inventor). This course               tial areas of interest an opportunity to explore several technical
satisfies the one credit graduation requirement for Technology         areas on a rotational basis. Dependent upon enrollment, rota-
Education.                                                             tions may include: Woodworking, Construction Trades, Draft-
                                                                       ing, and Cultures and Cuisine.
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING: (POE)
497000                                              Grades 9 - 12      WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT 1
Recommended prerequisite: Completion of or simultaneous enroll-        344030                                              Grades 10 - 12
ment in Geometry
                                                                       This one-credit course introduces the technologies and issues
This course helps students understand the field of engineer-           related to web site development. Students develop standards
ing/engineering technology. Exploring various technology               compliant HTML web pages. There is a strong focus on design
systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how           elements, the web sites audience, usability and accessibil-
engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology            ity, and appropriate software tools. Students learn the basic
in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. It        concepts of document distribution on the World Wide Web
also includes concerns about social and political consequences         and the basic infrastructure of the Internet and intranets. The
of technological change. This course satisfies the one credit          course introduces social, ethical, and legal issues related to web
graduation requirement for Technology for students who took            site development and the World Wide Web in general.
the course prior to the 2007-08 school year.
                                                                       WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT 2
PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER CONCEPTS                                      344031                                              Grades 10 - 12
341010                                               Grades 10 - 12    Prerequisite: Web Site Development 1
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geometry or a higher mathematics
                                                                       Students create static and dynamic web pages with text and
course
                                                                       graphical content in different development environments by
This is a one-credit course based on the Association for               using various authoring tools. Using current technology stu-
Computing Machinery (ACM) model high school comput-                    dents develop interactive web applications via client-side and
ing course. It surveys computer science topics including:              server-side scripting and the integration of database functions
numerical and symbolic representation, operating systems,              into web services. Through the use of hands-on projects, code
programming languages, computer architecture, ethical and              samples and real world experience, students master the skills of
professional issues, information retrieval, artificial intelligence,   advanced web design.


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WELDING: AGRICULTURAL & COMMERCIAL METALS
                                                                          NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE
TECHNOLOGY
533140     1                 (3 Credits)             Grades 10 - 12   Courses in this section focus on fields of interest such as
534141     2                 (3 Credits)             Grades 11 - 12   the agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental
Offered only at Career and Technology Center                          sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
Second-year students: personal protective clothing and work boots
                                                                      CTE completer options follow (courses with an * are
required at an approximate cost of $100
                                                                      required):
Student shadowing and application process required — see your         Agriculture: Animal Science option (4 credits required)
counselor                                                             *Agri-science
                                                                      *Pre-Vet Small Animal Care
This program provides instruction and hands-on experience
                                                                      *Pre-Vet Large Animal Science
in all of the industry standard welding processes. Students
                                                                      Horse Care and Management or
develop skills in oxyacetylene cutting, brazing and welding,
                                                                      Forestry and Wildlife Management or
plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, MIG and TIG
                                                                      Agriculture Work Experience or
welding. Supplemental welding skills are developed through
                                                                      Cooperative Work Study
the planning, design, and fabrication of metal projects. The
goal for each student is to develop the skills necessary to           Agriculture: Mechanics option (4 credits required)
become a successful entry-level welder/fabricator.                    *Engine and Power 1
                                                                      *Engine and Power 2
Second-year students take the industry 3G Vertical Up weld-           *Wood and Metal Structures
ing test to become certified by the American Welding Society.         *Advanced Mechanics
The cost associated with this highly desirable certification is
                                                                      Horticulture (4 credits required)
$85 and covers the independent laboratory testing fee of the
                                                                      *Agri-science
welding test sample. Student skill competition and leadership
                                                                      *Horticulture 1
development is available through Skills USA and FFA at the
                                                                      *Horticulture 2
state and national levels.
                                                                      Horticulture 3 or
                                                                      Agriculture Work Experience or
WOODWORKING                                                           Cooperative Work Study
496120    1                                           Grades 9 - 12   Landscaping (4 credits required)
496220    2                                          Grades 10 - 12   *Landscape Management 1
496321    3                                          Grades 11 - 12   *Landscape Management 2
496331    3A                 (0.5 Credit)            Grades 11 - 12
496421    4                                              Grade 12     ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGY
496431    4A                 (0.5 Credit)                Grade 12
                                                                      492441                                               Grades 9 - 12
Courses must be taken in sequence
                                                                      Prerequisite: 9-week Biotechnology course
This course develops skills in the safe and proper use of vir-
                                                                      This semester course gives students the opportunity to further
tually all types of woodworking tools. Hand tools, portable
                                                                      explore biotechnology in areas of careers, forensics, current
power tools, and stationary power tools are discussed in detail,
                                                                      issues, health and medicine, genetics, microbiology, fuel and
giving the student the knowledge and confidence to operate
                                                                      chemical production, tissue culture, biochemistry, and agricul-
each tool safely and effectively. Students are expected to be
                                                                      ture chemicals. Students explore topics using laboratory work
involved in project work, both assigned and personal choice.
                                                                      and research methods.
Advanced woodworking skills are introduced at levels 2, 3
and 4, and students are challenged to design and build more
advanced projects.                                                    ADVANCED MECHANICS
                                                                      491361                                             Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      Offered at Catoctin, Linganore, Middletown, and Walkersville high
                                                                      schools
                                                                      Prerequisite: Engine & Power Technology 2
                                                                      Students develop advanced skills through individual and col-
                                                                      laborative projects with an emphasis on the planning and man-
                                                                      agement skills necessary in the agricultural industry. Through
                                                                      emphasis on Maryland’s Skills for Success and employment
                                                                      preparation students will be prepared for a Supervised Agri-
                                                                      cultural Experience (SAE) that will provide the transition to
                                                                      full-time employment in the agricultural industry. This course
                                                                      satisfies one of four credits for the Agriculture Mechanics CTE
                                                                      Completer.

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AGRICULTURAL WORK EXPERIENCE                                          ENGINE AND POWER TECHNOLOGY 2
494150                     (2 Credits)                   Grade 12     491051                                               Grades 10 - 12
494153                     (1 Credit)                    Grade 12     Prerequisite: Engine and Power Technology 1
Corequisite: Advanced Mechanics or Horticulture/Floriculture 2 or 3
                                                                      This one-semester course provides students with skills in the
This program places senior agricultural and horticultural stu-        operation and service of small and large engines and electric
dents in on-the-job training under the supervision of the agri-       motors. It follows the Engine and Power Technology 1 course.
culture teacher. The teacher works with the student, parents,         The majority of instruction is in the agricultural mechan-
and employer to develop objectives that make contributions            ics laboratory. Engine troubleshooting and failure analysis,
toward a career. Records of student work are maintained as            hydraulics, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, as well as
required by the instructor.                                           shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding, are
                                                                      covered. This course satisfies one of four credits for the Agri-
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE INDEPENDENT STUDY                            culture Mechanics Completer Program.
492150                                              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      FORESTRY/WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Students pursue an individualized course of study in agricul-
ture or horticulture. Each student is assigned to a teacher for       492160                                                Grades 9 - 12
one period and works with that teacher in meeting individual          Students develop skills in wildlife identification, wildlife man-
career preparatory goals and course objectives.                       agement, soil and water conservation, forest ecology, forest
                                                                      management, aquaculture, and outdoor recreation. Students
AGRI-SCIENCE                                                          learn how to use forest products in the laboratory by building
                                                                      projects that teach hand- and power-tool use, wood types and
492351                                              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      wood finishing techniques.
This one-semester course examines plant and animal sciences
using agricultural applications. Laboratory work is emphasized
                                                                      HORSE CARE AND MANAGEMENT
and includes experiences with plants and animals. Animal
studies include animal anatomy and physiology, genetics,              491020                                                Grades 9 - 12
reproduction and health care. Plant studies include ecology,          Areas studied include careers, anatomy, breeds and judging,
microbiology, soil science, plant anatomy/physiology and              reproduction, feeding, diseases and lameness, stable planning,
plant diseases. Agriculture/Science careers are explored. This        safety and maintenance of equipment, and business manage-
course satisfies one of four required credits for the Agriculture     ment of horses. This course satisfies one of four required cred-
or Horticulture Completer programs, but does not qualify as a         its for the Agriculture Completer Program.
science credit.
                                                                      HORTICULTURE/FLORICULTURE
BIOTECHNOLOGY                                                         491030     1                                          Grades 9 - 12
492440                      (0.5 credit)              Grades 9 - 12   492031     2                                         Grades 10 - 12
Biotechnology introduces the basic concepts of genetics, food         493031     3                                         Grades 11 - 12
science, the cultivation of plants and animals, health care,          493131     3A                (0.5 Credit)            Grades 11 - 12
the environment and society, and ethical issues and safety.           Prerequisite: Courses must be taken in sequence
Students are actively involved in “real life” activities as they      These are courses in plant science associated with the areas of
apply math and science concepts to discover, create, solve            horticulture and floriculture. Students raise plants for them-
problems, and construct products using the latest technologi-         selves and for sale in the school’s greenhouse. They learn how
cal innovations.                                                      to reproduce plants and make flower arrangements. In the
                                                                      greenhouse laboratory they grow poinsettias, mums, and many
ENGINE AND POWER TECHNOLOGY 1                                         other common greenhouse plants. Fifty percent of class time
491050                                                Grades 9 - 12   is spent in laboratory activities. Class activities include corsage
                                                                      making, table arrangements, landscaping, holiday decorations,
This course is an intensive study of the theory, operation,
                                                                      spring flower and vegetable production.
maintenance, and repair of two- and four-cycle small and
multi-cylinder engines. Students work on engines, applying            Second level students concentrate in advanced areas including
academic skills to real practice. Other skills such as welding,       greenhouse management, production of commercial green-
tool fitting, and customer relations are part of this course. This    house crops, landscape maintenance, advanced floral design,
course satisfies one of four credits for the Agriculture Mechan-      and pesticide safety.
ics Completer Program.
                                                                      At the third level, students concentrate in laboratory experi-
                                                                      ences in the greenhouse, flower shop, and outdoors. Man-
                                                                      agement skills, marketing, and landscape drawing are also
                                                                      stressed. Third level students take the Maryland Certified


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Professional Horticulturalist exam and have the opportunity to
                                                                      PRE-VETERINARY, SMALL ANIMAL CARE
gain a powerful competitive advantage by holding this industry
                                                                      492000                                               Grades 10 - 11
certification. The cost associated with this industry certifica-
                                                                      Prerequisite: Agri-science
tion is $35. This course satisfies one of four required credits for
the Horticulture Completer Program.                                   This semester course provides basic knowledge and skills
                                                                      needed to care for small animals. Areas of study include the
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT                                                  history of animal domestication, an overview of the small
533110     1                 (3 Credits)            Grades 10 - 12
                                                                      animal industry, animal rights and welfare, careers in small
534111     2                 (3 Credits)            Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      animal care, nutrition and digestive systems, handling and
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                      restraining small animals, guidelines for general safety when
                                                                      working with small animals, and an in-depth look at a range
Student shadowing and application process required — see your
                                                                      of small animals that may include dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters,
counselor
                                                                      gerbils, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, amphibians,
This program offers a unique combination of captivating               fish, reptiles, and birds. The course helps prepare students for
hands-on and academic experiences evoking student creativity          post-secondary education and/or a career in the field of veteri-
through applications in landscape management. Students are            nary medicine and/or small animal care. This course satisfies
introduced to the environmental impact of the landscaping             one of four required credits for the Agriculture Completer
industry with emphasis upon native plants, water conservation         Program.
(xeriscaping), and landscape design through computer soft-
ware in 3-D images, safe equipment operation, and marketing.          WOOD AND METAL STRUCTURES
Students develop extensive landscaping skills needed for              491210                                                Grades 9 - 12
employment and/or post-secondary education in the green               This course provides experiences in the construction of
industry. Students learn the principles of golf course turf man-      wood and metal structures. Skills include planning, design-
agement, athletic field turf care, and hardscape construction         ing, drawing, and assembly of structures. Safety is a vital part
techniques. Students take the Maryland Certified Professional         of this course. Students develop skills in woodworking and
Horticulturalist exam and have the opportunity to gain a pow-         metalworking.
erful competitive advantage by holding this industry certifica-
tion. The cost associated with this industry certification is $35.
Student skill competition and leadership development is avail-
able through FFA that fosters personal growth and career suc-
cess through agricultural education.

PRE-VETERINARY, LARGE ANIMAL SCIENCE
493000                                              Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Agri-science
This semester course provides basic knowledge and skills
needed to care for and work with large animals. Areas of study
include developing awareness of the large animal industry
and its careers, leadership, animal rights and welfare, safety,
handling and restraint, animal health and diseases, nutrition
and digestive systems, veterinary equipment, immunology,
zoonosis and public health, anatomy and physiology of animal
systems, veterinary hospital management, and clinical lab
procedures. Furthermore, an in-depth look is taken into such
animals as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats. The course
helps to prepare students for post-secondary education or a
career in the field of veterinary medicine and/or large animal
science. This course satisfies one of four required credits for the
Agriculture Completer Program.




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                                                     engliSh
Through English courses, students develop the reading, writing and critical thinking skills they will
need to be successful in the 21st century. Classes emphasize:
•	Reading fluently and improving comprehension by connecting life experiences to the text,
  predicting, summarizing, visualizing, questioning, using clarifying and corrective strategies and
  applying meaning.
•	Reading and analyzing a wide and increasingly challenging range of poems, newspapers, short
  stories, nonfiction, essays, excerpts and novels.
•	Learning grammar and language usage for speaking and writing, and studying prefixes, suffixes
  and word roots from Greek, Latin and other languages to learn the basic building blocks of the
  English language.
•	Writing to express personal feelings and thoughts, inform, persuade and respond to literature.
•	Researching and documenting both print and electronic sources.
All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                   engliSh courSe SeQuence SAMPleS
grAde                   9                           10                           11                           12
reQuired    English 9                  English 10                   English 11                   English 12
courSeS                                                                                            or an
                                                                                                 Advanced Placement
                                                                                                   Course
AdVAnced                                                                                         English Language
PlAceMent                                                                                          and Composition
                                                                                                   Advanced Placement
courSeS
                                                                                                 English Literature
                                                                                                   and Composition
                                                                                                   Advanced Placement
other       Journalism                 Modern Issues                Creative Writing             Creative Writing
engliSh     Forensics and Debate       Journalism                   Film Study                   Film Study
electiVeS                              Forensics and Debate         Humanities                   Humanities
                                                                    Modern Issues                Modern Issues
                                                                    Journalism                   Journalism
                                                                    Forensics and Debate         Forensics and Debate




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                                                                         English credit. Placement in 10B is reserved for students who
CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                         have completed English 10A.
134250                                                  Grades 11 - 12
This is an elective course for students who wish to apply                ENGLISH 11
composition skills in fiction, poetry, autobiographical essays,
                                                                         133111         Honors
and other forms of creative writing. Students monitor their
                                                                         133211         Merit
improvement through portfolios. The class produces an annual
                                                                         133410         Directed
literary magazine.
                                                                         13312V         Virtual High School (British Literature)
                                                                         Students begin the course with career planning followed by
ENGLISH 9
                                                                         a study of ancient literature and the development of generic
131111         Honors
                                                                         ideals (e.g., Greek Epic, Aristotle’s ideas about drama, begin-
131211         Merit
                                                                         ning poetic forms). The study of other early writers extends the
131150         9A
                                                                         ideals established by the ancients and how authors solidly built
131170         9A – Tier IV Intervention
                                                                         literary foundations (e.g., Roman Epic, Cicero’s ideas about
131410         9B
                                                                         poetry and argument). Study continues with a focus on Renais-
131171         9B – Tier IV Intervention
                                                                         sance Literature to allow for the study of how authors found
13121V         Virtual High School (Reading & Composition)
                                                                         new ways to use form/genre to evoke meaning (e.g., a study of
Emphasis is on development of critical reading skills and on             Shakespeare’s poetry and/or dramas to see how literary forms
composition, including the use of descriptive, narrative, and            expanded from that introduced by medieval authors). In the
persuasive techniques. Students study appropriate organiza-              final unit, students focus on modern world literary genres.
tional patterns and methods of support. Grammar and usage                Throughout the course, students utilize multiple sources to
skills are studied through the writing process. In addition,             inform critical reading skills and use advanced composition
students examine literary works to analyze and evaluate how              techniques. Language usage, research, and speech skills con-
professional authors use literary and rhetorical devices.                tinue to be incorporated into course lessons.
9A earns an elective, but not an English credit. Placement in
9A signifies that a student has not yet met identified readiness         ENGLISH 12
standards, and has Individual Learning Plan (ILP) goals or IEP           134121         Merit
goals focused on composition, language usage, and/or reading.            134281         (Merit) CTC Only                           Grade 12
Upon completion of 9A, students must complete 9B to receive              134410         Directed
English credit. Placement in 9B is reserved for students who             13412V         Virtual High School (Language & Composition)
have completed English 9A.                                               Emphasis is on the refinement of writing skills and techniques.
                                                                         Literary works and excerpts are used as models and sources
ENGLISH 10                                                               for writing based on student needs and backgrounds. Students
*This course culminates with a state-mandated High School Assess-        learn how to develop ideas thoroughly, to organize complex
ment (HSA). Students must take this course and pass the HSA no           concepts at the essay, paragraph, and sentence levels, to make
later than the fall semester of their senior year in order to graduate   effective tone and other stylistic choices, and to use language
with their class.                                                        fluently.
132111        Honors*                                                    NOTE: AP English courses are the equivalent of honors-level
132211        Merit*                                                     English for 12th grade students.
132410        Directed*
131180        10A – Tier IV Intervention
                                                                         ENGLISH, IB
131181        10B – Tier IV Intervention*
13221V        Virtual High School (American Literature)                  HL - 130101
                                                                         HL - 130201
In this course, students read a wide range of texts from the             Recommended prerequisites: English 9 and 10, Honors
American literary tradition to advance literacy skills. Four
                                                                         Available only at Urbana High School
thematic units are organized to help students increase fluency
in reading critically and in crafting well-written compositions,         In this two-year course of study, students work to achieve
with an emphasis on production of expository prose texts.                advanced proficiency in English in order to pass the exams
Language usage, research, and speech skills continue to be               required by the IB Programme. Students conduct written and
incorporated into course lessons.                                        oral literary analysis and formulate and express clear, personal
                                                                         responses to literature. Critical analysis and writing focus on
10A earns an elective, but not an English credit. Placement in
                                                                         works of distinction from various cultures and genres.
10A signifies that a student has not yet met identified readiness
standards, and has Individual Learning Plan goals or IEP goals
focused on composition, language usage, and/or reading. Upon
completion of 10A, students must complete 10B to receive


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION,                                     FRESHMAN SEMINAR
ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                                    569200                (1 Credit)                        Grade 9
AP English may be taken by juniors upon completion of English 11      569210        A       (0.5 Credit)                      Grade 9
with permission of instructor                                         569220        B       (0.5 Credit)                      Grade 9
134181                                              Grades 11 - 12    This course provides 9th grade students opportunities to
134381         CTC Only                                  Grade 12     extend knowledge and skills introduced in Interdisciplinary
13438V         Virtual High School                                    Studies. Units focus on research and technology, career plan-
This college-level course prepares students for the AP examina-       ning, test-taking, organization, and communication skills.
tion in English Language and Composition. Emphasis is on the
analysis of rhetorical devices employed in non-fiction, includ-       HSA ENGLISH
ing essays, articles, and speeches. Students continually write
                                                                      137100                         (1 Credit)
timed and untimed essays on a variety of topics.
                                                                      This course focuses instruction on the standards assessed on
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION,                                   the English HSA and is designed as a credit recovery course
ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                                    for those students who have failed English 10 and the English
                                                                      HSA. Students analyze modern literature, compose informa-
AP English may be taken by juniors upon completion of English 11
with permission of instructor
                                                                      tional and persuasive essays, and increase achievement in the
                                                                      use of Standard English language conventions.
134371                                                     Grade 12
13437V         Virtual High Shool
                                                                      HSA ENGLISH TUTORIAL
This course prepares students for the AP examination in Eng-
                                                                      137000                         (0.5 Credit)
lish Literature and Composition through a college-level class.
Emphasis is on the refinement of individual writing styles and        This course is for any student who has passed the English
the critical analysis of literature. Students analyze representa-     course but not the English High School Assessment.
tive literary works from several genres and periods. This             Instruction focuses on the standards assessed on the Eng-
seminar requires intensive class preparation, timed writing,          lish HSA and on the test-taking skills needed to pass this
analytical thinking, and independent assignments.                     assessment.
                                                                      Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not be
FILM STUDY
                                                                      counted as a required English credit for graduation, but it may
133310                 (1 Credit)                    Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      be counted a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.
133320         A       (0.5 Credit)                  Grades 11 - 12
133330         B       (0.5 Credit)                  Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      HUMANITIES
This course is an analytical and interpretive study of film
                                                                      This course is taught at the merit level
masterworks. The course covers the artistic, technologi-
cal, social, and economic impact of film on viewers in our            134211               (1 Credit)                     Grades 11 - 12
society. Critical writing skills and extensive reading are also       134221               (0.5 Credit)                   Grades 11 - 12
emphasized.                                                           Emphasis is on the relationship of literature to social and
                                                                      political developments from the Classical Period through the
fOrenSiCS anD DeBate                                                  Renaissance and Reformation. Materials are taken from Lan-
                                                                      guage Arts, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. Writing includes
135051       1
                                                                      the critical essay.
135251       2
135351       3
135451       4                                                        JOURNALISM
Emphasis is on improving thinking and speaking skills through         Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
competition. Activities include declamation, extemporaneous           134220       1
speaking, oratory, and prose and poetry reading. In debate, stu-      134230       2
dents must present arguments and evidence in a highly struc-          134330       3
tured format that emphasizes research and critical thinking.          134430       4
                                                                      This course helps students learn and apply skills related to
                                                                      news writing, editing, financing, and presentation.




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MODERN ISSUES                                                          SAT PREPARATION – ENGLISH AND MATH
136110                                                Grades 10 - 12   561100     (0.5 Credit)                                Grades 11-12
This course revisits the most critical literacy skills taught in       56110V     (0.5 Credit)      Virtual High School       Grades 11-12
English 9 and English 10, with an emphasis on the study of             This course, offered at all high schools and the Virtual High
contemporary issues as they are represented in modern fiction          School, prepares the student with the analytical problem solv-
and non-fiction. The course allows students who failed English         ing and integrative thinking skills assessed on the SAT test,
9 or English 10 an opportunity for merit-credit recovery. In           a test many students take as part of the college application
addition, it allows those wishing to accelerate critical reading,      process. Included are vocabulary comprehension strategies,
composition, and language usage skills an opportunity to earn          written communication skills and processes, critical reading
an English elective credit.                                            skills, and Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 problem solving.

READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP                                           SPEECH FUNDAMENTALS
137200     1                 (1 Credit)                                13F001                                                    Grade 12
137210     2                 (1 Credit)                                (3 COLLEGE CREDITS)
137220     3                 (0.5 Credit)                              Offered at Catoctin High School – Fall semester only
137230     4                 (0.5 Credit)                              Offered at Brunswick High School – Spring semester only
This course reinforces skills necessary for students who have          Cost is about $250
not yet achieved a passing score on the English High School
Assessment required for graduation. Students work individu-            This course is taught at the above schools by a visiting Freder-
ally and in small groups to improve their reading and writing          ick Community College instructor or by distance-learning tele-
competence.                                                            vision for college credit. It develops understanding and skill in
                                                                       public speaking. Assignments require analyzing the audience,
                                                                       researching, organizing, outlining, supporting and delivering a
                                                                       variety of extemporaneous speeches.




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                                               heAlth/PhySicAl educAtion
Instruction emphasizes health concepts and skills and learning to apply them in making decisions to
improve, sustain and promote personal, family and community health.

Physical education enables students to evaluate their personal fitness levels and improve their
fitness, sport and activity levels for a lifetime of well being. Available courses include aerobics,
aquatics, individual and dual sports, sports medicine, strength training and team sports.

Health classes provide the opportunity to acquire accurate information and develop healthful
attitudes and behavior patterns. The health education curriculum covers family life and human
development, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention, mental health, nutrition, fitness/exercise,
and wellness/safety concepts. A Family Life Advisory Committee reviews and approves all curricular
materials. Parental permission is required before a student takes family life and HIV/AIDS
prevention units.

All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

aerOBiC fitneSS                                                           AqUATICS 2 Pre-Water Safety Instructor Training
463330      1                                                             463040                                                 Grades 11 - 12
463430      1A                (0.5 credit)                                Prerequisite: Current Lifeguard Training Certificate
463530      1B                (0.5 credit)                                Course materials cost approximately $40
464230      2
464240      3                 Independent Study
                                                                          This course consists of six different components. The student
Recommended prerequisite for levels 2 and 3: Prior level of Aerobic
                                                                          becomes American Red Cross Certified in the following
Fitness or permission of instructor
                                                                          courses if successful completion of 80 percent of all written and
                                                                          practical skills testing: CPR:Professional Rescuer, Automated
This course provides the opportunity to improve and maintain              External Defibrillator, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Lifeguard
healthy levels of fitness through individualized activities that          Management, Fundamentals of Instructor Training, and Water
include: fitness walking, jogging, cycling, aerobic dancing,              Safety Instructor Aide. If possible, schools provide practice
slimnastics exercises, fitness swimming (with available facili-           teaching experiences for students.
ties), and exercise room training (stationary bikes, treadmills,
rowing machines, step-up trainers, and weight equipment).                 AqUATICS 3 Water Safety Instructor Training (WSI)
Students focus on weight management, self-defense skills, and
                                                                          463080                                                  Grades 11 - 12
stress reduction programs as they relate to physical activity and
                                                                          Prerequisite: 16 years of age, current Lifeguarding certificate or
incorporation into personal fitness plans and lifelong fitness.
                                                                          Aquatics 2
                                                                          Course materials cost approximately $50
AqUATICS 1 Lifeguard Training
463030                                                   Grades 10 - 12   Aquatics 3 is designed for students interested in teaching the
Prerequisite: 15 years of age by the end of the course                    American Red Cross progressive swim levels. This course certi-
                                                                          fies the student in Longfellow’s Whale Tales, Parent and Child
Course materials cost approximately $60
                                                                          Aquatics Program, Basic Water Rescue, and the six levels of the
This course consists of four major components: Basic Water                Learn to Swim program. The swimming components conform
Rescue, CPR: Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, and                to the American Red Cross standards for content and evalu-
Lifeguard Training. Students who pass written tests with                  ation which, when mastered, will provide the student with
80 percent correct and successfully pass all water-skill tests            appropriate certification for Water Safety Instructor. Students
involving swimming speed, leg strength, and lifesaving tech-              are also re-certified in Lifeguard Training and CPR if needed.
niques, receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certifi-               One goal of this course is to provide swimming instruction for
cate, CPR:PR, and First Aid Certificate.                                  feeder elementary and middle school students, while enhanc-
                                                                          ing hands-on experience for high school instructors.
                                                                          This course counts as Student Service Learning.




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aQUatiCS 4 independent Study                                         inDiViDUal anD DUal SPOrtS
463090                                                   Grade 12    463110      1
The Aquatics 4 course provides students an opportunity to            463120      1A                 (0.5 credit)
design and participate in an individualized program. This            463210      1B                 (0.5 credit)
course encompasses aquatic skills and certificates previously        465110      2
earned. All certificates are renewed during the course, as well      465140      3
as pursuit of activities such as pool operator, snorkeling, scuba    Prerequisite: Prior level of Individual and Dual Sports or permission
activities, underwater photography, waterfront lifeguarding,         of instructor
and head lifeguarding.                                               This course provides the opportunity to refine, expand, and
                                                                     improve specific sports skills, game strategies, and personal fit-
ATHLETIC COACHING, INTRODUCTION TO                                   ness plans. Students organize and develop round-robin, single
461000                                              Grades 10 - 12   and double elimination tournaments; learn game rules as they
                                                                     relate to game officiating and management; officiate games
This course explores the profession of athletic coaching. The
                                                                     and be evaluated as athletic game officials on both written and
course focuses on leadership skills, coaching philosophy and
                                                                     practical tests; investigate the costs, logistics, and feasibility of
theories, the care and treatment of sports injuries, the dangers
                                                                     pursuing lifelong fitness through individual and dual sports.
of performance-enhancing drugs and the benefits of healthy
                                                                     Students select from the following activities: tennis, badmin-
nutrition. The course may also include field trips to local
                                                                     ton, table tennis, golf, two-person volleyball, and archery, and
colleges, interviews with successful high school and college
                                                                     engage in selected activities for nine weeks.
coaches, along with opportunities to volunteer with local youth
sports leagues.
                                                                     SPORTS MEDICINE
fitneSS fOr life                                                     467010                                                 Grades 10 - 12

461030     (0.5 credit)                                   Grade 9    This course provides students with the opportunity to study
46103V     (0.5 credit)     Virtual High School           Grade 9    the evaluation, care and treatment of athletic injuries. The
                                                                     course integrates science and physical education, with a focus
Fitness for Life must be successfully completed as a one-half
                                                                     on potential career considerations.
credit Maryland State Department of Education graduation
requirement for all 9th-grade students.
                                                                     STRENGTH TRAINING/FITNESS
Fitness for Life is designed to provide concepts, principles, and    462100       1
values for healthy life-style decision making. Students apply        462400       1A                 (0.5 credit)
this information to personal physical fitness and the develop-       462500       1B                 (0.5 credit)
ment of lifelong fitness pursuits. Students evaluate their physi-    463130       2
cal fitness levels, as well as develop and engage in a personal      464130       3
fitness program. The program includes individual and dual            464140       4                  Independent Study
sports, recreational activities, strength training, and other fit-   464450       5                  Independent Study
ness and aerobic-type activities.                                    464460       6                  Independent Study
                                                                     466100       1                  (females)
HEALTH                                                               467130       2                  (females)
461020     (0.5 credit)                                   Grade 9    468130       3                  (females)
46102V     (0.5 credit)     Virtual High School           Grade 9    469130       4                  Independent Study (females)
This course must be successfully completed as a one-half             469140       5                  Independent Study (females)
credit graduation requirement and is required for all 9th grade      469150       6                  Independent Study (females)
students.                                                            Prerequisite: Prior level of Strength Training and Fitness or permis-
                                                                     sion of instructor
The Health Education curriculum complies with Maryland               A fee may be charged to help cover the cost of materials and
Public School law and the Maryland Health Education cur-             equipment
ricular framework. It includes units in drug education, mental
health, nutrition and fitness, and consumer education. In            This course provides an opportunity to further engage in
addition, units in family life and human sexuality, as well as       activities designed to develop strength, muscular endurance,
HIV/AIDS education, are taught. These units require parental         cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, and agility. Students are
permission. Alternative units are provided for students who do       exposed to more advanced training programs that include
not have parental permission.                                        competitive aspects of strength training and learn to develop
                                                                     individualized training programs and evaluate fitness accord-
                                                                     ing to the Frederick County Strength Training and Fitness
                                                                     Tests. Students may be charged a fee to help cover the cost of
                                                                     materials and equipment.


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SWIM FITNESS (Learn to Swim)                                            TEAM SPORTS (SPECIALIZED)
463050                                                 Grades 10 - 12   466110                         Team Sports Baseball/Softball 1
463250     1A                 (0.5 credit)             Grades 10 - 12   466120                         Team Sports Baseball/Softball 2
463350     1B                 (0.5 Credit)             Grades 10 - 12   466130                         Team Sports Baseball/Softball 3
This course consists of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim            466140                         Team Sports Basketball 1
program that teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical pro-        466150                         Team Sports Basketball 2
gression. It is a basic Learn to Swim curriculum, teaching stu-         466160                         Team Sports Basketball 3
dents how to swim and how to respond to emergencies, thus               466170                         Team Sports Field Hockey 1
increasing safety around aquatic environments. This course              466180                         Team Sports Field Hockey 2
includes seven levels of instruction. Students are introduced to        466190                         Team Sports Field Hockey 3
the flexibility, strength, endurance and cardiorespiratory con-         466200                         Team Sports Football 1
ditioning relating to swimming fitness. Students receive certifi-       466210                         Team Sports Football 2
cation for the Learn to Swim levels they achieve up to level 7.         466220                         Team Sports Football 3
                                                                        466230                         Team Sports Lacrosse 1
Enrollment limited to 25 students                                       466240                         Team Sports Lacrosse 2
                                                                        466250                         Team Sports Lacrosse 3
TEAM SPORTS (GENERAL)                                                   466260                         Team Sports Soccer 1
462110     1                                                            466270                         Team Sports Soccer 2
462210     1A                  (0.5 Credit)                             466280                         Team Sports Soccer 3
462310     1B                  (0.5 Credit)                             466290                         Team Sports Volleyball 1
462220     2                                                            466300                         Team Sports Volleyball 2
462250     3                                                            466310                         Team Sports Volleyball 3
462280     4                   Independent Study                        Prerequisite: Prior level of Team Sports or permission of instructor
462290     5                                                            Courses provide all students the opportunity to focus, refine,
462360     6                                                            and improve specific sports skills, fundamentals and game
462370     7                                                            strategies, as well as develop strength and fitness programs as
Prerequisite: Prior level of Team Sports or permission of instructor    they relate to a healthy lifestyle and athletic performance.
Courses provide the opportunity to refine, expand, and
improve specific sports skills, game strategies, and personal fit-
ness plans. Students organize and develop round-robin, single-,
and double-elimination tournaments. Students learn game
rules as they relate to officiating and management. Students
officiate games and are evaluated as athletic game officials on
both written and practical tests. They investigate the costs,
logistics, and feasibility of pursuing lifelong fitness through
team sports. Activities may include: football, soccer, volleyball,
basketball, softball, lacrosse, floor hockey, field hockey, and
baseball.




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                                                                  MAth
The study of mathematics helps develop the skills, knowledge, and abstract reasoning needed in a
wide range of academic and career choices. Algebra and Geometry build the foundation needed for
further study or careers. Colleges recommend that students study mathematics all four years of high
school; many colleges require students to take a placement test requiring knowledge of Algebra 2.

All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                               MAth courSe SeQuence SAMPleS
         grade 8                      grade 9                     grade 10                    grade 11                 grade 12
 Geometry                    Algebra 2                    Pre-Calculus with           AP Calculus I             Calculus III
                                                          Trigonometry                AP Calculus II
 Geometry                    Algebra 2                    Statistics & Probability    Pre-Calculus with         AP Calculus I
                                                                                      Trigonometry              AP Calculus II
                                                                                      AP Statistics
 Algebra 1                   Geometry                     Algebra 2                   Pre-Calculus with         AP Calculus I
                                                                                      Trigonometry              AP Calculus II
 Algebra 1                   Geometry                     Algebra 2                   Advanced Algebra with     Statistics & Probability
                                                                                      Trigonometry
 PreAlgebra                  Algebra 1                    Geometry                    Algebra 2                 Advanced Algebra with
                                                                                                                Trigonometry
 PreAlgebra                  Algebra 1A                   Geometry                    Contemporary Math         Algebra 2
                             Algebra 1B

Students must pass the Algebra HSA in order to graduate. Take            semesters of the school year to complete all of the essential
one of the following Algebra 1 courses* to prepare for this end-         objectives for Algebra 1. Part A includes algebra topics in
of-course assessment:                                                    algebraic notation and symbolism, patterns and functional
                                                                         relationships, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations,
*ALGEBRA 1 WITH DATA ANALYSIS (single semester)                          and distributive factoring with data analysis. Part B includes
                                                                         algebra topics in working with linear and non-linear functions,
231201
23120V     Virtual High School
                                                                         inequalities, systems of linear equations and predictions using
Prerequisite: Introduction to Algebra or PreAlgebra in middle school
                                                                         a line of best fit. Students who successfully complete Part A
                                                                         and Part B receive two math credits and meet the high school
The language of higher mathematics is introduced through the             graduation requirement for the study of algebra.
study of algebraic notation, symbolism, and methods of solving
problems. Topics include simplifying expressions, solving lin-           *ALGEBRA 1 WITH DATA ANALYSIS, YEARLONG
ear equations, distributive factoring, working with linear and
                                                                         231291
non-linear functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations,
                                                                         231491      with intervention
and data analysis.
                                                                         This is a yearlong two-semester course. Students passing this
                                                                         course will have met the Maryland graduation requirement
*ALGEBRA 1 WITH DATA ANALYSIS (A and B) (two
                                                                         in Algebra 1 with Data Analysis and will receive one credit in
semesters)
                                                                         algebra and one elective math credit.
231271     Part A
231281     Part B
231471     Part A with intervention
231481     Part B with intervention
Prerequisite for Part A: Middle school PreAlgebra or Introduction to
Algebra
Prerequisite for Part B: Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Part A
This Algebra 1 with Data Analysis course has two required
parts: Part A and Part B. Students must register for both
courses to be taken consecutively during the fall and spring

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                                                                    continuity, and differentiation with curve sketching. Students
ADVANCED ALGEBRA WITH TRIGONOMETRY
                                                                    who successfully complete part B receive one credit for their
233221
                                                                    study of calculus topics related to integration and transcenden-
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
                                                                    tal functions (logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric). A
Recommended after Algebra 2 for students who need addi-             college-level textbook is used.
tional preparation before enrolling in Pre-Calculus with
Trigonometry, this course provides a strong foundation in           CalCUlUS, i & ii
advanced algebra study with an emphasis on the active use           234101     I                 Advanced Placement (AB)
of technology as a tool for understanding relationships and         234121     II                Advanced Placement (BC)
applying knowledge in disciplines such as science, commerce,        Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
social science, and the humanities. Topics include mathemati-
cal modeling with functions (linear, polynomial, exponential,       AP Calculus I (AB) with AP Calculus II (BC) is a yearlong
logarithmic, and periodic), discrete mathematics (matrices,         study that has two parts, AB taken in the fall and BC taken in
paths, circuits, and probability), and data analysis with predic-   the spring. It prepares students for either the AP Calculus AB
tion. Trigonometric topics include relationships, formulas, and     test or the more challenging AP Calculus BC test that is taken
identities.                                                         in May. A college-level textbook is used in both courses.
                                                                    AP Calculus I (AB) includes the study of calculus topics in
ALGEBRA 2                                                           the Cartesian plane and functions, limits and continuity, dif-
233201                                                              ferentiation with curve sketching, integration, transcendental
232111      Honors                                                  functions (logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric), and
23320V     Virtual High School                                      techniques of integration. Completion of this course will
Prerequisite: Geometry with Reasoning                               adequately prepares students for the AP Calculus AB test.
Prerequisite for Honors: Geometry with Reasoning (Honors)           AP Calculus II (BC) continues the study of limits, derivatives,
Advanced algebra topics are studied in Algebra 2 with empha-        and integration with additional study in functions, polar coor-
sis on polynomials, quadratics, and functions. Topics include       dinates, parametric equations and vectors in the plane, infinite
properties of real numbers, linear open sentences, functions,       series, and differential equations. With careful review of
polynomials, rational expressions, irrational numbers and           calculus topics from the first course, completion of this course
radicals, quadratic equations and functions, quadratic relations    will adequately prepares students for the AP Calculus BC test.
and systems, exponential functions. Mastery of Algebra 2 is a
minimum requirement for most college placement tests.               CalCUlUS iii
                                                                    234131
APPLICATIONS OF ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY                                Prerequisite: AP Calculus II (BC)
234251                                                              This course is a third year of calculus that continues the study
Prerequisite: Geometry with Reasoning                               of limits, derivatives, and integration with additional study in
This course helps students apply the skills and concepts of         differential equations. A college-level textbook is used.
algebra and geometry to solve real world problems in science,
business, personal finance, and the world of work. Applications     CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
come from areas as diverse as personal finance (compound            233230
interest, investments, financial planning), the environment         23323V     Virtual High School
(data analysis, graphs, surveying), and advertising (symmetry,      Prerequisite: Both Algebra 1 and Geometry
proportion, profit/loss analysis). Students use calculating
technology in their investigations and analysis.                    Contemporary Mathematics is an elective for 11th and 12th
                                                                    grade students seeking a fourth math credit. The course
                                                                    focuses on money management skills for individuals and
CalCUlUS i, a & B                                                   families, the basics of investing money, how to use technol-
234181      Advanced Placement A                                    ogy to manage finances and to make projections, and a review
234191      Advanced Placement B                                    of Algebra I skills. A majority of the topics in this course are
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry                        studied in a real world context.
This intensive calculus study has two parts: AP Calculus I (A)
and AP Calculus I (B). Students must register for both courses
to be taken consecutively during the fall and spring semesters
of the school year to complete all of the AP objectives by May.
Completion of both parts (A and B) will adequately prepare
students for the AP Calculus AB test. Students who suc-
cessfully complete part A receive one credit for the study of
calculus topics in the Cartesian plane and functions, limits and


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                                                                      functions, circular and trigonometric functions, vector geom-
GEOMETRY WITH REASONING
                                                                      etry, statistics and probability, and calculus topics of limits,
232201
                                                                      application of derivatives, kinematical problems, integration
231111     Honors
                                                                      and area under curves.
23220V     Virtual High School
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
                                                                      MATHEMATICAL STUDIES, IB
Prerequisite for Honors: Middle school Accelerated Algebra 1
                                                                      230501     SL                                 Grades 11 and/or 12
Geometry with Reasoning teaches basic geometric concepts as           Available only at Urbana High School
well as logic and reasoning skills through the use of deductive
and inductive reasoning. Topics include deductive/inductive           This course is offered only at the standard level. It is designed
reasoning, lines and angles, basic postulates and theorems,           to provide a realistic mathematics course for students with
congruent triangles, transformations, inequalities, parallel          varied backgrounds and abilities who may not study math-
lines, coordinate geometry, quadrilaterals, area, similarity, right   ematics in college. The course develops skills needed to cope
triangles, circles, regular polygons and the circle, and geomet-      with the mathematical demands of a technological society
ric solids. In addition, Geometry with Reasoning (Honors)             with an emphasis on the application of mathematics to real-
includes advanced topics such as transformational geometry.           life, everyday situations. Before entering the course, students
                                                                      should have a good understanding of basic arithmetic, algebra,
                                                                      geometry, and trigonometry. The Mathematical Studies core
HSA ALGEBRA                                                           consists of study in six topics: number and algebra, sets and
237100                                                                logic, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability,
This course is for any student who has passed an Algebra 1            functions, and financial mathematics. Students must also study
course but not the Algebra High School Assessment. Instruc-           one of the three optional topics: matrices and graph theory,
tion focuses on the Core Learning Goals, expectations, and            further statistics and probability, introductory differential
indicators as they relate to the state-mandated exam and              calculus. Two written examination papers, externally assessed,
prepares students to take and pass the HSA. This course may           and a project consisting of an individual piece of work involv-
be counted as 1 mathematics credit toward the credit require-         ing the collection and/or generation of data, and the analysis
ments for high school graduation.                                     and evaluation of that data, internally assessed and externally
                                                                      moderated by IBO, make up the evaluation for the course.
INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA
231300                                                                MATHEMATICS, IB
This course is for students who require additional preparation        230201     HL (two year program, 1st year) Grades 11 and/or 12
for success in the subsequent required course for graduation:         230301     HL (two year program, 2nd year)    Grades 11 and/or 12
Algebra 1 with Data Analysis. Many students enrolled in this          Available only at Urbana High School
course have an Individual Learning Plan or Individual Edu-            Prerequisite: Pre-calculus with Trigonometry Honors
cation Plan. Topics include applying proportions, percents,           Recommended prerequisite: Probability and Statistics
and fractions; analyzing data from geometric figures, mak-
                                                                      Students who love math and have a good foundation and
ing arguments based on data analysis; simplifying algebraic
                                                                      competent range of technical and analytical skills, who expect
expressions; solving problems involving linear equations; and
                                                                      to include mathematics as part of their college studies, either
representing relationships using tables and graphs.
                                                                      as a major or as part of other course work such as physics,
                                                                      engineering or technology, should sign up for this class. Topics
MATH METHODS, IB                                                      include finite functions, circular and trigonometric functions,
230101     SL (one year)                       Grades 11 and/or 12    cumulative frequency curves, measures of central tendency,
Available only at Urbana High School                                  measures of dispersion, binomial distributions, normal distri-
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 2                                        butions, two- and three-dimensional vectors, and matrices and
Recommended prerequisite: Probability and Statistics                  transformations. In addition, some calculus topics include lim-
                                                                      its, differentiation for analysis and approximation, application
This course is appropriate for students who plan to study             of derivatives, implicit differentiation, derivatives of inverse
subjects with mathematical content in fields as diverse as the        trigonometric functions, kinematical problems, integration by
sciences, social sciences, humanities, or in programs, such           parts and substitution, area under curves, separation of vari-
as business administration. It covers a broad range of topics         ables, and convergence and divergence of sequences and series.
typical of those required in the HL-IB Mathematics course
but without the depth of that program. Students are expected
to have knowledge of basic concepts and the ability to apply
mathematical techniques correctly. Topics include: finite and
infinite series, exponents and logarithms, transformation of




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PRE-CALCULUS WITH TRIGONOMETRY                                       STATISTICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
233111     Honors                                                    232281
23311V     Virtual High School                                       Prerequisite: Statistics and Probability
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (Honors) or Advanced Algebra with
                                                                     AP Statistics further develops important statistical concepts
Trigonometry
                                                                     and skills in four main areas: exploring data, planning a study,
This course encompasses trigonometry and advanced algebra.           probability as it relates to distribution of data, and inferential
Topics include sequences and series, coordinate geometry of          reasoning. It is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory col-
points, lines, and conic sections, inequalities and their graphs,    lege course in statistics and uses a college-level textbook. The
functions, trigonometry circle and triangle, exponents and           use of a statistical graphing calculator is required. Completion
logarithms, graphs of functions, techniques of equation solv-        of this course prepares students for the AP Statistics test.
ing, trigonometric formulas, complex numbers, advanced top-
ics in curve sketching, polar graphing, and limits. Pre-Calculus     StatiStiCS anD PrOBaBility
with Trigonometry emphasizes theory and the derivation of            232211
formulas.                                                            Prerequisite: Algebra 2
                                                                     Statistics and Probability teaches statistical decision mak-
SAT PREPARATION – ENGLISH AND MATH
                                                                     ing using real data and experiments. The course includes
561100     (0.5 Credit)                              Grades 11-12
                                                                     descriptive and inferential statistics. Completion of this course
56110V     (0.5 Credit)     Virtual High School      Grades 11-12
                                                                     prepares students for further study in AP Statistics.
This course, offered at comprehensive high schools and the
Virtual High School, prepares the student with the analytical
problem solving and integrative thinking skills assessed on
the SAT test, a test many students take as part of the college
application process. Included are vocabulary comprehension
strategies, written communication skills and processes, critical
reading skills, and Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 problem
solving.




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                                                                  Science
Science understanding and ability enhance students’ opportunities to hold meaningful and produc-
tive jobs in the future. The goal for school science (National Science Education Standards, National
Research Council, 1996) is for students to:

•	 experience the richness and excitement of knowing about and understanding the natural world;

•	 use appropriate scientific processes and principles in making personal decisions;

•	 engage intelligently in public discourse and debate about matters of scientific and technological
   concern; and

•	 increase economic productivity through the use of the knowledge, understanding, and skills of
   the scientifically literate person in their careers.

High school science classes actively involve students in learning science concepts using the processes
and tools of science to explore their scientific interests. Students may earn the opportunity to work
in research laboratories in the community. To obtain a Maryland state diploma, 3 credits in labora-
tory science are required. One of these credits must be Biology. Science instruction should include
instruction in chemistry, physics, and biology curricula. Ninth-grade students should take either
Introductory Chemistry/Physics or Algebra-Based Physics.

All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                              Science courSe SeQuence SAMPleS
             grade 9                             grade 10                          grade 11                          grade 12
 Algebra-Based Physics               Biology Honors                     AP/IB electives                   AP/IB electives
                                     and Chemistry 1
 Algebra-Based Physics               Biology Honors                     Chemistry 1                       AP/IB electives
 Introductory Chemistry/             Biology Honors                     Chemistry 1 or Physics 1          AP/IB electives
 Physics Honors
 Introductory Chemistry/             Biology Merit                      Fundamentals of Chemistry         Science electives
 Physics Merit
 Introductory Chemistry/             Biology Merit                      Environmental Science             Science electives
 Physics Merit
                                                                         riences are an integral part of the curriculum and integrate skills
BIOLOGY*
                                                                         and processes into the units of study. All students are expected
191111     Honors                                            Grade 10
                                                                         to complete formal laboratory reports to facilitate understand-
192211     Merit                                             Grade 10
                                                                         ings of experimental design and scientific problem solving.
192410     Directed                                          Grade 10
19221V     Virtual High School                                           Biology Honors includes an in-depth investigation of biological
Prerequisite: Introductory Chemistry/Physics or Algebra-Based Physics    topics emphasizing abstract content that enriches the essential
                                                                         curriculum. Extensive independent work, self-discipline and
Biology is a required science course with State HSA. The
                                                                         commitment to meet rigorous expectations and timelines are
essential curriculum is aligned with the Maryland State Core
                                                                         required.
Learning Goal for biology and state mandates for environmen-
tal education and drug education.                                        *This course should be completed in 10th grade and culmi-
                                                                         nates with a state-mandated HSA. Beginning with graduating
Units of study include: structure and function of biological
                                                                         class of 2009, students must take this course and pass the HSA
molecules, structure and function of cells, inheritance of traits,
                                                                         no later than the fall semester of their senior year in order to
organisms in the biosphere, and body systems. Laboratory expe-
                                                                         graduate with their class.

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BIOLOGY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                           CHEMISTRY 1
193111     AP Biology 1                              Grades 11 - 12   193001                                               Grades 10 - 12
194111     AP Biology 2                              Grades 11 - 12   Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Introduction to Chemistry/Physics or
Prerequisites for AP Biology 1: Biology, Chemistry                    Algebra-Based Physics
Prerequisites for AP Biology 2: AP Biology 1                          Chemistry 1 meets the Maryland State Content Standards for
Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college biology,        Chemistry and is for college-bound students. Students cover
students may earn college credit by examination. This course          principal chemistry concepts such as physical and chemical
provides students with the conceptual framework, knowledge,           properties of matter, energy, chemical nomenclature, mole
and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the science   relationships, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gas laws,
of biology. Both short- and long-term laboratory investiga-           atomic theory, nuclear chemistry, periodicity, bonding,
tions are an integral part of the curriculum.                         solutions, and acid-base theory. Students are expected to use
                                                                      algebra and graphing techniques in problem-solving applica-
AP Biology 1 incorporates the first half of the AP Biology out-       tions. Critical thinking and communication skills are utilized
line. Topics include: cell structure and function, biochemistry,      in student-directed laboratory and classroom experiences.
molecular genetics, heredity, and evolution.                          Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this curriculum.
AP Biology 2 completes the AP Biology outline. Topics                 Students prepare formal laboratory reports in order to promote
include: microbiology, botany, zoology, anatomy and physi-            a deeper understanding of concepts covered.
ology, and ecology. Independent or small group research               Chemistry 1 includes in-depth investigations of topics with an
activities are a requirement of the curriculum.                       emphasis on abstract material. Extensive independent work,
                                                                      self-discipline and commitment to meet rigorous expectations
BIOLOGY, IB-HL                                                        and time lines are required.
190201 (two-year program, 1st year)           Grades 11 and/or 12
190301 (two-year program, 2nd year)           Grades 11 and/or 12     CHEMISTRY 2
Available only at Urbana High School                                  193101                                                Grades 11 - 12
Prerequisites: Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology                       Prerequisites: Chemistry 1, Algebra 2 (or permission of the science
This is a two-year, advanced higher-level IB Biology course           department)
in which students can take a comprehensive exam for college           This second-year laboratory-oriented course surveys
credit. The core course of study includes theory and practical        advanced inorganic and fundamental organic chemistry.
laboratory investigations. It focuses on five core topics (Cells,     Topics may include solutions and solution stoichiometry,
The Chemistry of Life, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution,               acid-base reactions, qualitative analysis, quantitative analy-
Human Health and Physiology), with eight additional higher            sis, metathesis reactions, physical and chemical equilibria,
level topics (Nucleic Acids and Proteins, Cell Respiration and        oxidation-reduction chemistry, kinetics, gas laws and gas law
Photosynthesis, Genetics, Human Reproduction, Defense                 stoichiometry, and organic chemistry. Students are expected
Against Infectious Disease, Nerves and Muscles, Excretion,            to use mathematical problem solving, critical thinking, and
Plant Science). An additional 45 hours of instruction sup-            communication skills in laboratory and classroom experiences.
ports in-depth investigations based on students’ interests and
abilities.
                                                                      CHEMISTRY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
                                                                      196051     AP Chemistry 1                            Grades 11 - 12
BIOLOGY, IB-SL
                                                                      196061     AP Chemistry 2                            Grades 11 - 12
190101 (one year)                              Grades 11 and/or 12    Prerequisites for AP Chemistry 1: Chemistry 1, Algebra 2
Available only at Urbana High School
                                                                      Prerequisite for AP Chemistry 2: AP Chemistry 1
Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry
                                                                      Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college chem-
The standard-level course is taught as the introductory Biology
                                                                      istry, students may earn college credit by examination. This
experience for college-bound, non-science majors. Science
                                                                      course provides students with the conceptual framework,
as a process is emphasized, as well as critical thinking and
                                                                      knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically
analytical skills. The core course of study includes theory and
                                                                      with the science of chemistry. Both short- and long-term
practical laboratory investigations. Focus topics include: Cells,
                                                                      laboratory investigations are an integral part of the curriculum.
The Chemistry of Life, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, and
Human Health and Physiology. An additional 30 hours of                The AP Chemistry topic outline includes: atomic theory,
instruction supports in-depth investigations based on student         quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structures, chemi-
interests and abilities.                                              cal bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, solution
                                                                      chemistry, periodicity, and the laws for phases of matter.
                                                                      Although both AP Chemistry 1 and AP Chemistry 2 must be
                                                                      taken to complete the course content necessary to properly


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prepare for the AP examination, AP Chemistry 1 may be taken
                                                                        ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
without continuing through AP Chemistry 2.
                                                                        193511                                                 Grades 11 - 12
                                                                        Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry 1 (or permission of the instructor)
CHEMISTRY, FUNDAMENTALS OF
193211                                                 Grades 10 - 12   Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college environ-
Prerequisite: Introduction to Chemistry/Physics                         mental science, students may earn college credit by examina-
                                                                        tion. This course provides students with the conceptual
This course meets the Maryland State Content Standards for              framework, knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal
Chemistry. This course covers fundamental chemistry topics              critically with the sciences of the environment. Both short-
using a conceptual approach. Topics covered include physical            and long-term laboratory investigations are an integral part of
and chemical properties of matter, energy, chemical nomen-              the curriculum.
clature, chemical equations, basic gas laws, atomic theory,
periodicity, bonding, solutions and acid-base theory. Students          AP Environmental Science provides a comprehensive study of
are expected to use critical thinking and communication skills          ecological concepts and environmental issues and includes top-
in student-directed laboratory and classroom experiences.               ics on scientific analysis, interdependence of Earthís systems,
Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this curriculum.         human population dynamics, renewable and nonrenewable
Students prepare laboratory reports in order to promote a               resources, environmental air/water/soil quality, global changes
deeper understanding of chemistry concepts.                             and their consequences, environmental tradeoffs, and societal
                                                                        decision making.
CHEMISTRY, IB                                                           This course is designed to be taken in place of the Environ-
SL - 190401 (one year)                            Grades 11 and/or 12   mental Science/Science and Societal Issues course (#192401)
HL - 190501 (two-year program, 1st year)          Grades 11 and/or 12   and is taught in a more rigorous fashion with higher student
HL - 190601 (two-year program, 2nd year)          Grades 11 and/or 12   expectations for scholarship and performance.
Available only at Urbana High School
The core of the chemistry program consists of study in 11               ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/SCIENCE AND SOCIETAL
topics: stoichiometry, atomic theory, periodicity, bonding,             iSSUeS
states of matter, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and          192401                                               Grades 10 - 12
bases, oxidation, and organic chemistry. Optional topics for            19240V     Virtual High School
both levels include medicines and drugs, human biochemistry,            Prerequisites: Biology, Introductory Chemistry/Physics
environmental chemistry, chemical industries, and fuels and
energy. Further topics for the higher level students include            This laboratory course provides a comprehensive study of
modern analytical chemistry and further organic chemistry.              ecological concepts and environmental issues that extend
Assessments for higher level and standard-level students                the Maryland Environmental Education Bylaw. This course
include three written examination papers externally assessed,           creates knowledgeable and environmentally active citizens.
practical/laboratory investigations internally assessed and             Instruction may include lecture, discussion, cooperative study,
externally moderated by IBO, and a Group IV project that is             guest speakers, labs, field trips, and individual/group research.
multidisciplinary.                                                      Major topics include ecological principles/ecosystems, water
                                                                        resources and quality, land management, air quality, natural
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE RESEARCH                                           resources and resource management, population dynamics,
193901                                                 Grades 11 - 12
                                                                        and Chesapeake Bay ecology.
Prerequisites: Completion of 3 laboratory courses
                                                                        HSA BIOLOGY
This course provides 11th and 12th grade students an opportu-
nity to study Earth System Science using the latest information         197000     (0.5 credit)
developed through current technologies. The system approach             This course is for any student who has passed the Biology
to this course helps students understand the complexity and             course but not the state Biology HSA.
interrelatedness of the Earth system. Consequently, students
                                                                        The nine-week course assists students with strategies for
appreciate the dynamics of local and global environments and
                                                                        retaking the Biology HSA. Instruction supports further process
the Earth as part of a complex system.
                                                                        skill development as identified by individual needs. Emphasis
This course is designed to engage students in the study of the          is on reinforcing and practicing expectations for constructed
atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and hydro-                responses and reviewing strategies for answering selected
sphere. It allows students to utilize skills and processes gained       response questions for the assessed domains.
from previous science courses to study the physical, chemical,
and biological aspects of the Earth system.                             Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not
                                                                        be counted as the required Biology credit for graduation, but it
Students spend over 50% of course time performing indepen-              may be counted as a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.
dent research on the interactions within the Earth system.
Students are required to produce a scientific presentation to
communicate the results of their research.

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                                                                       covered in Physics 1, stressing mathematical analysis. This
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS
                                                                       course is designed for college-bound students and is loosely
191211     Honors                                          Grade 9
                                                                       based around the non-calculus AP Physics “B” curriculum
191311     Merit                                           Grade 9
                                                                       with an emphasis on modern physics. Students are required
191410     Directed                                        Grade 9
                                                                       to use graphing techniques, algebra, and trigonometry in
Prerequisite for Honors: Algebra 1
                                                                       problem-solving applications. Students are exposed to
This laboratory course introduces standard concepts in chem-           technologies such as computer simulations, use of graphing
istry and physics. Introductory Chemistry includes measure-            calculators, and circuit boards. Laboratory experiences are an
ment, classification of matter, atomic theories and models,            integral part of this curriculum and are required to promote
trends of the periodic table, physical and chemical changes,           deeper understanding of physics concepts.
writing chemical formulas and equations, acids and bases.
Introductory Physics includes concepts relevant to mass,               PHYSICS, ALGEBRA-BASED
energy, force, motion, work, power, momentum, thermody-                191901     Honors                                          Grade 9
namics, electricity, magnetism, and transverse and longitudinal        Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Geometry recommended)
waves. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this
curriculum. As appropriate to the academic level, students             Algebra-Based Physics meets the Maryland State Content
prepare formal laboratory reports while being presented with           Standards for Physics. This course explores the same concepts
varying amounts of both abstract and concrete materials and            covered in the Physics 1 curriculum. The course engages
experiences.                                                           students in the study of Kinematics, Dynamics, Conservation
                                                                       Laws, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, and Modern Phys-
Introductory Chemistry/Physics Honors includes an in-                  ics. The topics covered in Algebra-Based Physics are presented
depth investigation of the topics of chemistry and physics             using both conceptual and mathematical analysis appropriate
emphasizing abstract material and mathematical explanation             to the studentsí abilities.
of concepts. Extensive independent work, self-discipline and
commitment to meet rigorous expectations and time lines are            This course provides 9th grade students who are achieving
required.                                                              at the Honors level the opportunity to study Physics as their
                                                                       first high school science course. The course provides excel-
                                                                       lent preparation for students entering either Chemistry 1 or
PHYSICS 1
                                                                       Biology. Students completing this course meet the science
194301                                               Grades 10 - 12
                                                                       prerequisite to enter Physics 2 or AP Physics.
19430V     Virtual High School
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
                                                                       PHYSICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT B - VIRTUAL HIGH
Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus
                                                                       SCHOOL
Physics 1 meets the Maryland State Content Standards for               19418V                                                Grades 11-12
Physics. This course is designed for college-bound students.
                                                                       Prerequisites and full course descriptions provided below.
Students are provided with a basic understanding of the main
topics of classical and modern physics and their impact on
society. Topics covered include: the application of the laws of        PHYSICS B, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1
mechanics to explain the behavior of the physical world; dem-          194161                                               Grades 11 - 12
onstration of how vibrations and waves provide a model for             Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics
our understanding of various physical phenomena; application           Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus
of the laws of electricity and magnetism and their significant
                                                                       Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college physics,
role in nature and technology; and discussion of the limita-
                                                                       students may earn college credit by examination. AP Physics B
tions of classical physics to the development of modern physics
                                                                       1 topics include mechanics and thermodynamics. This course
theories. Students are required to use graphing techniques,
                                                                       provides students with the conceptual framework, knowledge,
algebra, and trigonometry in problem-solving applications.
                                                                       and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the science
Students are exposed to technologies such as computer
                                                                       of physics. Both short- and long-term laboratory investigations
simulations, use of graphing calculators, and circuit boards.
                                                                       are an integral part of the curriculum.
Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this curriculum
required to promote deeper understanding of these concepts.            Although both AP Physics B 1 and AP Physics B 2 must be
                                                                       taken to complete the course content necessary to properly
PHYSICS 2                                                              prepare for the AP Physics B examination, AP Physics B 1 may
                                                                       be taken without continuing through AP Physics B 2.
194121                                               Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics
Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus
This course is a single-semester, second-year course in physics,
designed to extend the concepts of motion, force and energy


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                                                                    An additional 30 hours of class instruction supports in-depth
PHYSICS B, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2
                                                                    investigations on two of the following topics: quantum physics,
194171                                             Grades 11 - 12
                                                                    history of physics, biomedical physics, astrophysics, relativity,
Prerequisite: AP Physics B 1
                                                                    and optics. There is a strong emphasis on laboratory investiga-
AP Physics B 2 is a continuance of AP Physics B 1. Advanced         tions, and students are required to participate in the Group IV
topics for this course include electricity, magnetism, optics,      experimental science project.
waves, and nuclear physics.
                                                                    Higher Level
                                                                    The higher level course is taught as the introductory Physics
PHYSICS C, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1: MECHANICS
                                                                    experience for college-bound students interested in a science
194181                                             Grades 11 - 12   major. Science as a process is emphasized, as well as critical
Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics                    thinking and analytical skills. The core course of study includes
Co-requisite: Calculus                                              theory and practical laboratory investigations. Focus topics for
This course is the equivalent of introductory college phys-         the first year includes 80 hours of instruction in: mechanics
ics and students may earn college credit by examination. It         (the study of the descriptions and laws of motion), conserva-
provides the conceptual framework, knowledge, and analytical        tion of momentum and energy, thermal physics, waves and
skills necessary to deal critically with the science of physics.    vibrations, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear
Both short- and long-term laboratory investigations are an          physics. An additional 55 hours of instruction is given in the
integral part of the curriculum. Emphasis is given to develop-      second year. Year two focuses on: measurement and uncer-
ing complex and abstract problem-solving skills. Students are       tainty, additional topics in mechanics and thermodynamics,
expected to use graphing calculators and computer software.         wave phenomena, electromagnetism, and nuclear physics. An
Laboratory experiments employ more specialized and techni-          additional 44 hours of class instruction supports extensive in-
cal equipment than is used in basic Physics.                        depth investigations on two of the following topics: Quantum
                                                                    physics, history of physics, biomedical physics, astrophysics,
AP Physics C 1: Mechanics incorporates the first half of the        relativity, and optics. There is a strong emphasis on laboratory
calculus-based AP Physics C outline. The concepts of motion,        investigations, and students are required to participate in the
force, and energy covered in Physics 1 are expanded to include      Group IV experimental science project.
rotational mechanics and calculus-based mathematical analy-
sis. This course prepares students for the mechanics portion of
the AP examination.                                                 PHYSICS WITH APPLICATIONS
                                                                    194211                                             Grades 10 - 12
                                                                    Co-requisite: Algebra 2
PHYSICS C, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2: ELECTRICITY AND
MAGNETISM                                                           Physics with Applications meets the Maryland State Core
194191                                             Grades 11 - 12   Learning Goals and Content Standards for Physics. This course
Prerequisite: AP Physics C 1                                        covers the essential curriculum of Physics 1 (#194301) with an
Co-requisite: Calculus                                              emphasis on application to everyday life and technology. The
                                                                    topics covered include hydrology, surveying, machines, model
This course incorporates the second half of the calculus-           rockets, engines, oceanography, musical instruments, optical
based AP Physics “C” outline. The concepts of electricity and       instruments, motors, electronics and computer circuits. Math-
magnetism covered in Physics 1 is extended to include analysis      ematical analysis is supplemented by descriptive explanation.
of alternating current circuits and semiconductor devices.          This course is designed to complement, not replace Physics. A
Students prepare for the electricity and magnetism portion of       student may enroll in Physics with Applications before, during,
the AP examination.                                                 or after any other physics course.

PHYSICS, IB
SL - 190701
HL - 190801
Available only at Urbana High School
Standard level
The standard-level course is taught as the introductory Physics
experience for college-bound students. Science as a process is
emphasized, as well as critical thinking and analytical skills.
The core course of study includes theory and practical labora-
tory investigations. Focus topics include: mechanics (the
study of the descriptions and laws of motion), conservation of
momentum and energy, thermal physics, waves and vibrations,
electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics.


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SCIENCE MENTOR INTERN PROGRAM                                          SCIENCE RESEARCH A
197100     1                  (1 credit)                    Grade 12   195000                        (0.5 Credit)           Grades 11 - 12
197110     2                  (1 credit)                    Grade 12   Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing
197120     3                  (1 credit)                    Grade 12
                                                                       Science Research A is a nine-week course that provides
197130     4                  (1 credit)                    Grade 12
                                                                       students an opportunity to analyze how scientists commu-
197051     5                  (2 credits)                   Grade 12
                                                                       nicate findings through professional writings and investigate
197061     6                  (2 credits)                   Grade 12
                                                                       the details of research design. Students receive training in
197071     7                  (2 credits)                   Grade 12
                                                                       scientific research skills including print and electronic research
197081     8                  (2 credits)                   Grade 12
                                                                       sources, statistical analysis and data interpretation, technology,
Prerequisite: Approval of the science department as part of the
                                                                       experimental design, problem solving and scientific writing.
application process
                                                                       Professionals from the local scientific, higher education, and
This optional course involves students in specific, com-               industrial communities are sought as guest speakers to share
petitively awarded placements in actual scientific laboratory          real-world expertise about experimental design and communi-
settings under the direction of private sector, university or          cation of findings.
government scientists. Students participate in real-life labora-
tory science with the opportunity to design and implement              SCIENCE RESEARCH B
their own scientific research. Among participants in the course        195100                        (0.5 Credit)           Grades 11 - 12
is the Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program coordinated            Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing
through the facilities of the National Cancer Institute — Fred-
erick, and USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick. Students earn one credit             This nine-week course that provides students an opportunity
each term for a two-block experience, or two credits each term         to participate in a structured research experience at their
for a four-block experience. Students generally are granted            home school. Students pursue research projects under the
an Administrative Attendance Waiver releasing them from                direction of a teacher for guidance, mentoring, resources, and
classroom time for a portion of the school day.                        instruction.
                                                                       Professional mentors from the local scientific, higher educa-
SCIENCE RESEARCH                                                       tion, and industrial communities may be sought to provide
195011                                               Grades 11 - 12    additional expertise and resources for specific student projects.
This course provides students an opportunity to participate            Some aspects of the project research may be performed at local
in a structured research experience at their home schools.             scientific laboratories where specialized equipment is available
Students pursue interdisciplinary, semester-long research              or at field sites in the surrounding communities. Research
projects under the direction of a teacher for guidance, mentor-        projects could result in presentations at the local science fair or
ing, resources, and instruction.                                       annual Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,
                                                                       serve as the basis for a graduation project, or lead to entries in
Professional mentors from the local scientific, higher educa-          national science competitions.
tion, and industrial communities are sought to provide
additional expertise and resources for specific student projects.
Some aspects of the project research may be performed at local
scientific labs where specialized equipment is available or at
field sites in the surrounding communities.
Students initially receive training in scientific research skills
including print and electronic research sources, statistical
analysis and data interpretation, technology, experimental
design and problem solving, and scientific writing. Research
projects could result in presentations at the local science fair
or annual Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Sympo-
sium, being passed along to succeeding classes of students for
extension and refinement, used as part of a personal portfolio
for college admission decisions, or lead to entries in national
science competitions.




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                                                        SociAl StudieS
Social studies courses draw upon the wealth of information and insight to be found in anthropology,
history, psychology, economics, geography, political science, and sociology. The curriculum
encourages students to apply the lessons of the past to the problems of the present, and to utilize
investigation and problem-solving techniques to become vital participants in shaping and directing
the future of our local, national, and world communities. To meet graduation requirements, all
students must take a course in government, world history and United States history.
All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                      SociAl StudieS courSe SeQuence SAMPleS
            grade 9                           grade 10                          grade 11                         grade 12
 Government                        Modern World History              American Studies 2                Any social studies elective
                                                                                                       including AP courses
 Government                        AP World History                  AP United States History          Any social studies elective
                                   (Semester 1 and 2)                                                  including AP courses
 Government                        Modern World History              American Studies 2                Any social studies elective
                                                                     and AP European History           including AP courses
 Government                        Modern World History              American Studies 2                Any social studies elective
                                   and AP Government                 and any social studies elective   including AP courses

AMERICAN STUDIES 2                                                    ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, THE CIVIL WAR AND
163111     Honors                                        Grade 11     reCOnStrUCtiOn
163211     Merit                                         Grade 11     163261                                             Grades 11 - 12
163410     Directed                                      Grade 11     This course offers students an opportunity to participate in an
16321V     Virtual High School                           Grade 11     in-depth study of the Civil War and Reconstruction. While
American Studies 2 continues the time line from American              exploring the causes of this conflict, students examine social,
Studies 1, from the early post-Civil War industrial era to the        political, and economic events that led to the increase of indus-
present. The social, economic, and political issues that shaped       trialization, the expansion of the republic, and the irreparable
20th-century America are analyzed. Their implication for the          sectionalism driven by the presence of slavery. Lessons on the
future is examined so individuals can make considered choices         war years address major campaigns, political battles, techno-
and take appropriate action as active citizens. Students develop      logical developments, civilian involvement, and the changes
and test generalizations about relevant social science concepts       experienced by African-Americans. The course concludes with
after acquiring a factual knowledge of our society’s common           a discussion of the successes and failures of the Reconstruction
culture. Topics include the United States as a world leader, civil    period.
rights and equity, protest and reform, criminal justice, govern-
ment and the individual, environmental issues, war and peace,         ECONOMICS
the issues of the 20th century, and a look at the future.             164170     (0.5 Credit)                            Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      This one-term course introduces the student to basic concepts
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY                                          and themes from the social science discipline of economics.
164190                                              Grades 10 - 12    The program includes introductory content related to the
This course includes the history of the world before 1450,            behavior of the national economy, the individual firm or enter-
exposes students to the rise and fall of ancient civilizations and    prise, and the consumer. The objective is to provide a basic
helps them understand costs and benefits of empires. While            understanding of the subject while demonstrating practical
examining the ancient and medieval worlds, students have              applications.
the opportunity to explore why civilizations grow strong and
then weaken. Lessons address the roles of technology in the           ECONOMICS AND GEOGRAPHY
military, the impact of religion and trade, the origins of the        164070                                             Grades 11 - 12
large religions in the modern world, how systems of law have
developed, and how the roles of men, women, and children              This course introduces the student to basic concepts and
have changed over the years.                                          themes from the social science disciplines of economics and
                                                                      geography. One term is dedicated to each discipline. The


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economics program includes introductory-level content related
                                                                     GEOGRAPHY
to the behavior of the national economy, the individual firm or
                                                                     164180     (0.5 Credit)                               Grades 11 - 12
enterprise, economic systems, and the consumer. The geog-
raphy content is organized around the five basic themes that         This one-term course introduces the student to the basic con-
are the foundation of most geographic studies: location, place,      cepts and themes from the social science discipline of geogra-
human/environment interactions, movement, and regions. Stu-          phy. The content is organized around the five basic themes that
dents demonstrate practical applications of the content of this      are the foundation of most geographic studies: location, place,
course. The objective of the economics and geography course          human/environment interactions, movement, and regions. The
is to provide students with a basic understanding of these two       objective of the geography course is to provide the students
subjects that are so important in shaping the modern world           with a basic understanding of the subject while demonstrating
during this age of the global economy and cultural conflict.         practical applications of the content.

EUROPEAN HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                 GOVERNMENT*
164111                                               Grades 11- 12   161101     Honors                                           Grade 9
Prerequisite: Modern World History                                   161201     Merit                                            Grade 9
                                                                     161400     Directed                                         Grade 9
Students explore European history from 1450 through 1970
                                                                     563590     ELL Government A (first semester)
(within the framework recommended for the AP exam by the
                                                                     563890     ELL Government B (second semester)
Educational Testing Service). The course focus is the changing
                                                                     16702V     Virtual High School
relationship of the individual to Europe’s religious, economic,
and political institutions. The themes to be explored include:       The course objectives are centered on the importance of civic
the Rise of Individualism, Political and Social Revolutions, and     education which is necessary to be an informed, involved
the Effects of Industrialization. Students develop the ability to    citizen who understands and supports democratic principles,
analyze primary historical evidence and express that under-          institutions, and processes. Political science classes are not
standing and advanced analytical thinking in oral and written        taught in isolation but rather integrate examples from Ameri-
formats. Both secondary and primary sources are explored in          can history with concepts of government power and purpose,
the course.                                                          and examining the influence on today’s world. Topics studied
                                                                     include: the foundations of government, the Constitution, fed-
                                                                     eralism, civil rights and civil liberties, political parties, policy
EUROPEAN HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND
                                                                     making, and some comparison with other nations.
SEMINAR
164121     AP European History                      Grades 11 - 12   *This course culminates with a state-mandated HSA.
164100     AP European History Seminar              Grades 11 - 12
These course numbers are used in schools that offer AP Euro-         GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: COMPARATIVE,
pean History in conjunction with the Seminar course for two          ADVANCED PLACEMENT
consecutive semesters.                                               164191                                                Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     16419V     Virtual High School
EUROPEAN HISTORY, IB                                                 This AP course is for students with an interest in government
SL - 160301 (one year)                        Grades 11 and/or 12    and world cultures and provides them the conceptual tools
HL - 160401 (two-year program, 1st year)      Grades 11 and/or 12    to develop an understanding of some of the world’s diverse
HL - 160501 (two-year program, 2nd year)      Grades 11 and/or 12    political structures and practices. The course encompasses the
Offered only at Urbana High School                                   study of both specific countries and their governments and
                                                                     general concepts used to interpret the political relationships
Comparable to a college-level course in contemporary Euro-           and institutions found in virtually all national politics.
pean history, this course provides an opportunity for students
to master and demonstrate “knowledge of the basic chronol-
ogy, major events, and trends” in European history from 1900         GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: UNITED STATES,
to 2000. Students generalize and interpret, analyze and weigh        ADVANCED PLACEMENT
evidence from diverse sources of information, discern broad          164051                                                Grades 10 - 12
trends, and master relevant details. Through an intensive study      16405V        Virtual High School      (0.5 credit)   Grades 10 - 12
of specific topics, a deeper understanding of the global, politi-    This course is for students with a strong academic background
cal, social, economic, religious, military, artistic and intellec-   and an interest in the American political system. After an
tual forces in the historical process is obtained.                   introduction to the Constitution and the federal system,
                                                                     students study major processes, organizations, and institutions
This course will substitute for the state graduation requirement
                                                                     related to our national government; the media, interest groups,
of Modern World History. Work with your school counseling
                                                                     lobbies, etc. Students regularly practice the types of analytical
office to determine appropriate course sequence.
                                                                     and written communication skills necessary for the examina-
                                                                     tion from the Educational Testing Service and for college.


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                                                                     consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS - IB
                                                                     geographers use in their science and practice.
SL - 160701 (one year)                        Grades 11 and/or 12
HL - 160801 (two-year program, 1st year)      Grades 11 and/or 12
HL - 160901 (two-year program, 2nd year)      Grades 11 and/or 12    LAW AND SOCIETY
Offered only at Urbana High School                                   164060                                                Grades 11 - 12

This college-level course’s principal aim is to provide students     This course explores and examines controversial issues that
with an opportunity to master and to demonstrate an overall          affect our society. Students have an opportunity to express their
“knowledge of the basic chronology, major events, and trends”        viewpoints on all issues that influence their daily lives, and
in the history of the Western Hemisphere over a prescribed           extensive student participation and involvement are expected.
period of time, specifically, the 20th century. Furthermore, its     Guest speakers from the legal community visit the classroom
aim is to foster a deeper understanding of the global, political,    to give students a realistic look at the function of our judicial
social, economic, religious, military, artistic and intellectual     system. Involvement in role-playing activities provides stu-
forces in the historical process through an intensive study of       dents the chance to make decisions, problem solve, and think
specific topics. Students gain and use the ability to generalize     critically about their world.
and interpret, analyze and weigh evidence from conflicting
sources of information from many primary and secondary               MACROECONOMICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
source readings, discern broad trends, and master relevant
                                                                     164411                                                Grades 11 - 12
details.
                                                                     16441V        Virtual High School     (0.5 credits)   Grades 11 - 12
The two-year program is comparable in scope and challenge to         This course gives students a thorough understanding of the
a college-level course in United States, Canadian, or South and      principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a
Central American history. Its principal aim is to provide stu-       whole. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of national
dents an opportunity to master and to demonstrate an overall         income and price determination and also on developing
“knowledge of the basic chronology, major events, and trends”        students’ familiarity with economic performance measures,
in the history of the Western Hemisphere from 1550 to the            economic growth, and international economics. Concepts
Contemporary Period. Through an intensive study of specific          such as profit sharing, resource allocation, and production and
topics a deeper understanding of the global, political, social,      distribution concerns are also developed in depth.
economic, religious, military, artistic and intellectual forces
in the historical process is fostered. Students gain and use the
                                                                     MEDIA LITERACY:
ability to generalize and interpret, analyze and weigh evidence
                                                                     UNDERSTANDING THE INFORMATION AGE
from conflicting sources of information, many primary and
secondary source readings, discern broad trends, and master          164500                                                Grades 11 - 12
relevant details.                                                    Students have access to information from television, videos,
                                                                     newspapers, books, magazines, radio, computer software, the
HSA CITIZENSHIP (GOVERNMENT) - ACADEMIC                              Internet, and more. This course is to assist students in using
interVentiOn                                                         that information, to be active consumers of media, and to
                                                                     analyze what they are getting. Students examine the important
167000                      (0.5 credit)
                                                                     role the media plays in their lives by creating and evaluating
This course is for any student who has passed the Government         media messages.
course but not the state HSA for Government. Students should
not sign up for this class unless they have not passed the
                                                                     MICROECONOMICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Government HSA twice.
                                                                     164311                                                Grades 11 - 12
This course prepares students for the Government HSA. The            16431V        Virtual High School     (0.5 credits)   Grades 11 - 12
objectives are centered on the Core Learning Goals, expecta-
                                                                     This course investigates economic problems, basic analysis of
tions and indicators as they relate to the state-mandated exam.
                                                                     households, firms, and the public sector. Designed to be an
Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not be
                                                                     introductory exposure for students to microeconomic prin-
counted as a required social studies credit for graduation, but it
                                                                     ciples, the primary emphasis is providing an understanding of
may be counted as a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.
                                                                     the economic approach to decision making, and an introduc-
                                                                     tion to the tools and methods economists use to solve prob-
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                                  lems. Students develop a basic understanding of markets and
164161                                              Grades 11 - 12   the reasons for their success or failure. Topics include the study
This college-level course introduces students to the system-         of supply and demand, interpretation of supply and demand
atic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human          curves, market structures, market factors, marginal costs and
understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface.           average total costs, and the role of government.
Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to
examine human social organization and its environmental


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MODERN WORLD HISTORY                                                  PSYCHOLOGY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
161111    Honors                                         Grade 10     165031                                              Grades 11 - 12
161211    Merit                                          Grade 10     16503V     Virtual High School
161410    Directed                                       Grade 10     Students are introduced to the systematic and scientific study
169131    ELL                                                         of human and other animal behavior and mental processes.
16121V    Virtual High School                                         Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and
Students begin the study of modern history with an examina-           phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within
tion of the Renaissance and Reformation as turning points             psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists
in history. This course is a survey of the progress of people in      use in their science and practice. The course provides students
many areas including science, technology, art, music, govern-         a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in a typical,
ment, philosophy, religion, and culture. Topics of study include      one-semester introductory college psychology course. Students
Exploration, Political and Economic Revolutions, Imperialism,         are strongly encouraged to take the AP Psychology examina-
Social Movements, and Global Conflicts of the 20th century.           tion at the conclusion of the course. The Family Life and
While the main focus is on western heritage, non-western              Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II and III) requires
nations and cultures are also studied.                                parental permission for enrollment in this course, which
                                                                      addresses adolescence and personality.
NATIONAL AND GLOBAL ISSUES
                                                                      PSYCHOLOGY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND SEMINAR
164010                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      165131     AP Psychology                            Grades 11 - 12
This course provides students the opportunity to study and
                                                                      165130     AP Seminar Psychology                    Grades 11 - 12
discuss current national and global issues – such as the global
economy and national and international conflicts – in an orga-        This course is available in schools that offer AP Psychology
nized and scholarly manner. Participation may involve reading         in conjunction with the Seminar course for two consecutive
newspapers and news magazines, researching and writing                semesters.
about specific world problems, class discussions, and debate on
various topics.                                                       SOCIOLOGY
                                                                      164020                                              Grades 11 - 12
PHILOSOPHY OF KNOWLEDGE                                               The study of humankind in group activities is the focus of the
164520                                              Grades 11 - 12    sociologist. Among the areas covered in the course are social
                                                                      structure, cultural and social change, and social problems. The
This course challenges students to examine the nature of
                                                                      Family Life and Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II
knowledge. Students analyze the difference between belief and
                                                                      and III) requires parental permission for enrollment in this
knowledge, and examine the scope, nature, and limitations
                                                                      course, which addresses the social development of children
of knowledge. Students also learn to apply basic principles
                                                                      and adolescents and the role of the family.
of logic and reasoning to the study of cultures, beliefs, world
religions, etc. Students have the opportunity to find com-
monalities across disciplines of learning. They also learn how        SOCIOLOGY, INTRODUCTION (FCC)
to determine and examine ideological biases and individual            16F001     3 college credits                               Grade 12
and cultural perspectives. The course is discussion oriented,         Offered only at Brunswick High School – Fall semester only
centering on student research. It gives students an opportunity       This course introduces students to the study of society and
to assess what constitutes knowledge and the different ways           the impact of society upon the individual. It exemplifies social
of knowing through a genuine exploration of the subject. This         processes in cultural patterns and institutions and examines
is achieved through a Socratic Method in the classroom, an            group values at various levels of human relationships.
examination of various primary and secondary sources, and
expository writing.
                                                                      THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE - IB
                                                                      160601                                        Grades 11 and/or 12
PSYCHOLOGY                                                            Offered only at Urbana High School
164030                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      Students examine the nature of knowledge, analyze the differ-
This class examines the scientific study of behavior and mental       ence between beliefs and knowledge, and examine the scope,
processes. This course includes the study of behavior, sensation,     nature, and limitations of knowledge. They learn to apply basic
perception, primary human development, learning, motivation,          principles of logic and reasoning to the study of such topics as
personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, and change. The            cultures, beliefs, and religions; they search for commonalities
human mind and the nervous system is also examined. Family            across disciplines, seeking to determine and examine ideo-
Life and Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II and III)             logical biases as well as individual and cultural perspectives.
requires parental permission for enrollment in this course in         Students assess what constitutes knowledge and the different
which some topics deal with adolescence and personality.              ways of knowing. Instruction includes the Socratic Method
                                                                      and the study of assorted primary and secondary sources.

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                                                                       builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and tech-
UNITED STATES, 1945 TO THE PRESENT
                                                                       nological precedents that, along with geography, set the human
167020                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       stage prior to 1000 C.E.
This course may NOT be substituted for American Studies 2.
                                                                       As this course does not correlate directly with Modern World
This course examines the history (political, geographic,
                                                                       History, any student who drops the class after ten school days
and economic) of the United States since World War II. For
                                                                       may NOT transfer into a Modern World History class. Modern
students interested in exploring the many significant events,
                                                                       World History needs to be scheduled for another semester.
trends, and developments in American domestic and foreign
policy, as well as the U.S. role in a dramatically changing world,     AP World History develops an understanding of the evolution
this course allows in-depth study and analysis, as well as the         of global processes and contacts in interaction with different
opportunity to look to the future and predict directions the           types of human societies. The course highlights the nature of
nation is likely to take based upon a study of current practices       changes in international frameworks and their causes and con-
and policies. Readings are taken from a variety of primary             sequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This
and secondary sources; non-print resources will be used                understanding is advanced through a combination of selective
extensively.                                                           factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. Focusing
                                                                       primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience,
UNITED STATES HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT                              the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional,
                                                                       and technological precedents that, along with geography, set
164101                                                Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       the human stage prior to 1000 C.E.
This course may be substituted for American Studies 2 with teacher
permission
                                                                       WORLD RELIGIONS
Students with a strong academic background and an inter-
                                                                       169220                                                 Grades 11-12
est in the American story are encouraged to take this class.
Taught as a college-level class with college credit available by       This course aids students in developing a greater understand-
examination, this course helps develop skills necessary for            ing of the panorama of beliefs, belief systems, customs and
higher education. The academic rigor and independent work              rituals of different faiths occurring in human societies glob-
ethic prepare students for the Educational Testing Service AP          ally and throughout history. The post-Cold War link between
exam and college. The history of our nation is covered, and            religion and the three factors of fundamentalism, national-
events and trends are analyzed. Primary sources and scholarly          ism, and imperialism is examined in order to aid students in
interpretations are used extensively.                                  better understanding the world in which they live. Students
                                                                       also examine the theoretical, sociological, and practical forms
                                                                       of religious expression in order to understand and place in
UNITED STATES HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND
                                                                       historical reference the world faiths that affect their lives in the
SEMINAR
                                                                       increasingly global society in which they live.
164141     AP US                                     Grades 11 - 12
164140     AP US Seminar                             Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       WORLD WAR 2
This course is available in schools that offer AP United States
                                                                       164510                                                     Grade 12
History in conjunction with the Seminar course for two con-
secutive semesters.                                                    This course offers students an opportunity to study the inter-
                                                                       national conflict that led to the atomic age, the emergence of
                                                                       the global economy, the creation of the United Nations, and
WORLD HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
                                                                       the power struggles that shape the world. While exploring
165151                                                Grades 11-12
                                                                       this conflict, students examine social, political, and economic
This is the single-semester World History course for 11th and          events that led to increased hostilities and the expansion of
12th grade students only.                                              the United States as a world power. Lessons address major
                                                                       campaigns, political battles, technological developments,
WORLD HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND SEMINAR                          civilian involvement, and the changes experienced by women,
165141     AP World History                               Grade 10     African-Americans, and other minorities as well as general
165140     AP World History Seminar                       Grade 10     mass discrimination during the period. Students approach this
                                                                       course from a world view, not just an American perspective,
This course exposes students to AP-level curriculum, readings,
                                                                       thus creating multiple vantage points from which to study the
assessment, and writing in 10th grade, enabling them to be
                                                                       global conflict.
better prepared for AP classes during their junior and senior
years. The course highlights the nature of changes in interna-
tional frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well
as comparison among major societies. Focusing primarily on
the past thousand years of the global experience, the course




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                                                    trAnSition educAtion
Transition Education courses allow juniors and seniors to experience a hands-on career placement
(within their preferred career pathway) during the conventional school day. Students can combine
two or more transition options.
•	The Career Research and Development program is a CTE program completer that includes two
  in-school courses (Consumer Education and Personal Finance & Career Success), as well as a
  minimum of 2 credits in Cooperative Work Study.
•	The Mentor-Internship, Student Service Learning, and Transition Skills programs are work-
  based learning experiences but are not CTE completer programs.
All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                                                      Cooperative Work Study A — Fall Semester
CONSUMER EDUCATION
                                                                      Cooperative Work Study B — Spring Semester.
494510                                                    Grade 12
494800     IEP                                             Grade 9    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Consumer Education
494900     IEP                                            Grade 10    Students are employed in paid part-time positions under
495500     IEP                                       Grades 11 - 12   the cooperative supervision of the employer and the Transi-
495700     IEP               4 credits                    Grade 12    tion Education Teacher-Coordinator. Training stations are
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Cooperative Work Study         approved by the school to assure that the employment activi-
This course is required for all students enrolled in Cooperative      ties have educational significance, are related to the student’s
Work Study. It is a transition to the world of work and provides      career goal, and/or are a continuation of previous training.
supportive experiences for young employees. Content includes          Most assignments offer two credits and are for two 90-minute
job-seeking skills; job-holding skills, including skills needed       periods of a school day.
for a broad range of jobs; and topics designed to prepare the
student to be a wise consumer.                                        COOPERATIVE WORK STUDY - CTC
                                                                      535220     A                 (1 Credit)                    Grade 12
COOPERATIVE WORK STUDY                                                535230     B                 (1 Credit)                    Grade 12
494470      A                 (0.5 Credit)                 Grade 12   535190     A                 (2 Credits)                   Grade 12
494480      B                 (0.5 Credit)                 Grade 12   535260     B                 (2 Credits)                   Grade 12
494410      A                 (1 Credit)                   Grade 12   535200     A                 (3 Credits)                   Grade 12
494420      B                 (1 Credit)                   Grade 12   535210     B                 (3 Credits)                   Grade 12
494490      A                 (1.5 Credits)                Grade 12   535240     A                 (4 Credits)                   Grade 12
494400      B                 (1.5 Credits)                Grade 12   535250     B                 (4 Credits)                   Grade 12
494500      A                 (2 Credits)                  Grade 12   Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
494520      B                 (2 Credits)                  Grade 12   Students considering this option should schedule a conference with
494430      A                 (3 Credits)                  Grade 12   the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator in the spring of their
494440      B                 (3 Credits)                  Grade 12   junior year
494450      A                 (4 Credits)                  Grade 12   Cooperative Work Study A — Fall semester
494460      B                 (4 Credits)                  Grade 12   Cooperative Work Study B — Spring semester
495510      1                 (1 Credit)      IEP          Grade 11   Work Study students are responsible for arranging their own
495560      1                 (1 Credit)      IEP          Grade 12   transportation
495520      2                 (2 Credits)     IEP          Grade 11
495570      2                 (2 Credits)     IEP          Grade 12   Students are employed in paid part-time positions under the
495530      3                 (3 Credits)     IEP          Grade 11   cooperative supervision of the employer and the transition
495580      3                 (3 Credits)     IEP          Grade 12   education teacher coordinator. Training stations are provided
Offered at all high schools                                           in a career-related job setting. Most assignments are for two
Students considering this option should schedule a conference with
                                                                      credits and take up two 90-minute periods of a school day.
their Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator in the spring of
their junior year




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MENTOR/INTERN PROGRAM                                                  STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING
566800   A                (0.5 Credit)                Grades 11 - 12   561170   A               (0.5 Credit)                    Grade 11
566810   B                (0.5 Credit)                Grades 11 - 12   561260   B               (0.5 Credit)                    Grade 11
566710   A                (1 Credit)                  Grades 11 - 12   561160   A               (1 Credit)                      Grade 11
566720   B                (1 Credit)                  Grades 11 - 12   561180   B               (1 Credit)                      Grade 11
566820   A                (1.5 Credits)               Grades 11 - 12   561190   A               (2 Credits)                     Grade 11
566830   B                (1.5 Credits)               Grades 11 - 12   561200   B               (2 Credits)                     Grade 11
566730   A                (2 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561120   A               (3 Credits)                     Grade 11
566740   B                (2 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561130   B               (3 Credits)                     Grade 11
566750   A                (3 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561210   A               (4 Credits)                     Grade 11
566760   B                (3 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561220   B               (4 Credits)                     Grade 11
566770   A                (4 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561470   A               (0.5 Credit)                    Grade 12
566780   B                (4 Credits)                 Grades 11 - 12   561560   B               (0.5 Credit)                    Grade 12
Non-CTE completer program                                              561460   A               (1 Credit)                      Grade 12
                                                                       561480   B               (1 Credit)                      Grade 12
Students explore career opportunities that they may consider
                                                                       561360   A               (2 Credits)                     Grade 12
studying in a post-secondary setting. Students are placed for
                                                                       561370   B               (2 Credits)                     Grade 12
one or two semesters with adult mentors to explore the respon-
                                                                       561610   A               (3 Credits)                     Grade 12
sibilities, benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of a career
                                                                       561620   B               (3 Credits)                     Grade 12
choice. Each mentor is primarily responsible for the daily
                                                                       561580   A               (4 Credits)                     Grade 12
tasks and/or learning activities of the intern. Each school’s
                                                                       561590   B               (4 Credits)                     Grade 12
Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator serves as a conduit
                                                                       Non-CTE Completer program
between the school and internship site. An approved project is
completed during the internship and requires the demonstra-            Through the Student Service Learning program, juniors and
tion of both oral and written communication skills.                    seniors interested in helping community agencies and/or in
                                                                       serving as tutors to elementary, middle and high school stu-
                                                                       dents in need of academic support can earn high school credit
OPEN CAMPUS
                                                                       and/or work toward a Meritorious Service Certificate.
561000                                                     Grade 12
Must comply with the Temporary Administrative Attendance Waiver        Students must describe their intended service program on an
policy. A waiver application must be completed prior to implemen-      application form. The Service Learning Coordinator reviews
tation, and must be provided along with a receipt showing proof of     and approves applications. (Also, see Step 5 for details about
enrollment at a local institution.                                     the infused Student Service Learning program.)
Students are not awarded high school credits for this program.         Two program options are available:
Students participate in activities (enroll in courses?) in an          Option 1                                                Grade 12
off-campus setting that will contribute to advanced standing.          Requirements include appropriate preparation prior to agency
Enrollments at local institutions such as Frederick Community          placement, under the supervision of the Service Learning
College, Hood College, or Mount St. Mary’s are included in             Coordinator. Students must provide their own transportation.
this program.
                                                                       This option provides students an opportunity to: investigate
                                                                       ways in which people in a community help each other (e.g.,
PerSOnal finanCe anD Career SUCCeSS                                    bloodmobiles, nursing homes, and volunteer services provide
498000                                                Grades 10 - 11   essential community services); define an area of interest and
This course is required for all students who plan to be a Career       make a commitment to an agency serving the community
Research and Development CTE program completer. It teaches             (developing a good match between a student and an agency
students the process of career development and financial               will be part of the course); and develop skills necessary to
literacy. Students develop self and career awareness, explore          fulfill commitments. Volunteer service offers students an
careers, and set academic and career-related goals through             opportunity to use a variety of skills such as communication,
                                                                       recordkeeping, problem solving, planning, synthesis of data,
a series of activities using Maryland’s Career Development
                                                                       and observation and reporting. It also offers an opportunity to
Framework. Students explore and assess their interests and
                                                                       assess personal career interests.
abilities and use information from state and national labor
market data to make future career plans. Students use financial        Option 2                                           Grades 11 - 12
management information to plan future purchases, prepare               Students interested in tutoring peers within their high school
and adjust budgets, assess living costs, and plan for saving,          or tutoring younger students may receive service learning
retirement, and stock market investments.                              credit. Students enrolled in this course as tutors will be encour-
                                                                       aged to become members of Future Teachers of America, a
                                                                       program that strives to interest competent high school students
                                                                       in the field of teaching.


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TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE ATTENDANCE WAIVER
562030                                                   Grade 12
Students must comply with the Temporary Administrative
Attendance Waiver policy, which requires a completed waiver
application, formal written application from the student
and his/her parent or guardian, and meeting all graduation
requirements. A faculty committee (appointed by the prin-
cipal) reviews each application to ensure that the requested
placement is in the best educational interest of the student. A
conference must be held involving the parent/guardian, the
student, and the faculty committee. Please see your school
counselor for an application and further information.
Students participate in activities in an off-campus setting that
will contribute to career development.

TRANSITION SKILLS PROGRAM
539810
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
Non-CTE completer program
This one-year program, available during the senior year,
provides students with disabilities the opportunity to experi-
ence a variety of work-related activities in a comprehensive,
hands-on setting. Students must be recommended by the IEP
team, in conjunction with a transition plan, and must be work-
ing toward a Maryland Certificate of Completion. Students
observe and participate in simulated work experiences at CTC.
These activities enhance their employability skills, increase
their career awareness, and provide a comprehensive voca-
tional assessment.




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                                                        World lAnguAgeS
FCPS students have the opportunity to learn to communicate both orally and in writing in a world
language as they prepare linguistically and culturally to be active members of a multicultural global
society.  It is through multilingual communication that global understanding among the world’s
communities may be achieved. 
World language study helps develop awareness of and sensitivity to the cultural heritage of other
peoples, whether within this country or abroad. In order to be able to function fully in the global
society and at home in our multicultural society, students are encouraged to become proficient in at
least one language other than English by graduation by continuing to study world language in their
junior and senior years.
To meet the world language graduation requirements a student must have two credits of the same
language.
All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated.

                                                                      the ability to pronounce words correctly using the Chinese
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
                                                                      four-tone system. They begin to read Chinese words using the
265000     American Sign Language 1
                                                                      alphabetic Pinyin system, and at the same time they increas-
265100     American Sign Language 2
                                                                      ingly identify, comprehend, and write a limited number of
265200     American Sign Language 3
                                                                      Chinese characters. Students learn about the Chinese culture
Students begin by learning signs and using them with basic            and are encouraged to make connections to the different places
kinesthetic grammatical patterns while gradually moving to            locally where Chinese is spoken. As they learn Chinese, the
more vocabulary and more advanced grammatical patterns.               students gain a better understanding of the structure of their
Students at all levels learn about deaf culture and are encour-       own language.
aged to reach out and make connections with members of the
deaf community.                                                       FRENCH
Two credits of American Sign Language can be used in place of         261000     French 1
world language or advanced technology to meet the graduation          262000     French 2
requirement.                                                          263001     French 3
                                                                      264001     French 4
ANCIENT GREEK                                                         266031     French Advanced Studies 1
261200                                                                266221     French Advanced Studies 2
Prerequisite: Latin 3 or permission of the instructor                 265001     French Advanced Placement Language
This course is offered at Catoctin High School or where a qualified   265002     French Advanced Placement Literature
teacher of Greek is located                                           Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-
Ancient Greek familiarizes students with the Greek alphabet           ing, reading, and writing, while increasing their knowledge
and with many of the elements of Greek vocabulary and                 of French vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. From the
grammar. This enables the students to develop the ability to          first year on, French is the principal means of communication
read and translate short edited passages of Greek. Study of           between teacher and students. As the levels advance, students
the Greek culture and civilization figures prominently and is         become more capable of functioning effectively in French:
related to the students’ prior knowledge of Roman culture and         obtaining increasingly more information from spoken and
civilization.                                                         written messages, communicating more effectively when
                                                                      speaking and writing, and using more advanced structural
                                                                      concepts and vocabulary. At each level, students learn about
CHINESE                                                               the French culture and are encouraged to make connec-
260080     Chinese 1                                                  tions to the French-speaking world. They also gain a better
280081     Chinese 2                                                  understanding of the structure and vocabulary of their own
260082     Chinese 3                                                  language.
Offered only at Middletown, Frederick and Urbana high schools
Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening and
speaking. Speaking proficiency comes as students acquire


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FRENCH, APEX                                                           italian
269200     French 1                                                    261160       Italian 1
269210     French 2                                                    261260       Italian 2
269220     AP French Language                                          261360       Italian 3
These distance learning courses, which are available only under        Offered at Linganore High School or where a qualified teacher of
certain conditions, meet the objectives of the equivalent course       Italian is located
taught in one or more of the Frederick County high schools.            Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-
They meet the requirements of the Maryland State Department            ing, reading, and writing while increasing their knowledge
of Education for high school credit.                                   of Italian vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. As the
                                                                       levels advance, students become more capable of functioning
FRENCH, IB                                                             effectively in Italian: obtaining information from spoken and
260401       Standard Level Grades 11 and/or 12                        written messages, communicating orally and in writing, and
260501       IB/High Level (1st year of 2-year program)                using more advanced structural concepts and vocabulary. At
                                                 Grades 11 and/or 12   each level, students learn about the Italian culture and are
260601       IB/High Level (2nd year of 2-year program)                encouraged to make connections to the Italian-speaking world.
                                                 Grades 11 and/or 12   They also gain a better understanding of the structure and
Offered only at Urbana High School                                     vocabulary of their own language.
Prerequisite for Standard Level: Level 4
Prerequisite for High Level: Standard Level                            latin
                                                                       261030     Latin 1
IB French prepares students to use the language appropri-              262030     Latin 2
ately in a wide range of situations and contexts. The skills of        263031     Latin 3
listening, speaking, reading, and writing are deepened and             264031     Latin 4
developed through the study of oral and written texts of differ-       266021     Latin Advanced Studies 1
ent styles and registers. Grammatical structures are integrated        266221     Latin Advanced Studies 2
with the study of themes and texts and the acquisition of skills       265231     Latin Advanced Placement Vergil
in the four areas referenced.                                          265232     Latin Advanced Placement Literature
                                                                       As students acquire increased knowledge of Latin vocabulary
GERMAN                                                                 and grammar, they become better able to read with compre-
261010     German 1                                                    hension and accurately translate passages written in Latin.
262010     German 2                                                    Integrated into instruction at each level are: Roman and Greek
263011     German 3                                                    culture, civilization, and mythology. Latin derivatives and
264011     German 4                                                    Latin expressions used in English are important components
266041     German Advanced Studies 1                                   of instruction in Latin 1 and 2. From Latin 3 on, students are
266241     German Advanced Studies 2                                   expected to read, translate, and analyze the works – prose and
265011     German Advanced Placement Language                          poetry – of Roman authors; they must make connections to
265012     German Advanced Placement Literature                        Rome’s culture and civilization as they pertain to the literary
Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-      works under study.
ing, reading, and writing, while increasing their knowledge of
German vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. From the              SPANISH
first year on, German is the principal means of communication          261020     Spanish 1
between teacher and students. As the levels advance, students          26102V     Spanish 1 Virtual High School
become more capable of functioning effectively in German:              262020     Spanish 2
obtaining increasingly more information from spoken and                26202V     Spanish 2 Virtual High School
written messages, communicating more effectively when                  263021     Spanish 3
speaking and writing, and using more advanced structural               264021     Spanish 4
concepts and vocabulary. At each level, students learn about           266011     Spanish Advanced Studies 1
the German culture and are encouraged to make connec-                  266211     Spanish Advanced Studies 2
tions to the German-speaking world. They also gain a better            265021     Spanish Advanced Placement Language
understanding of the structure and vocabulary of their own             265022     Spanish Advanced Placement Literature
language.
                                                                       Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-
                                                                       ing, reading, and writing, while increasing their knowledge of
                                                                       Spanish vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. From the
                                                                       first year on, Spanish is the principal means of communication
                                                                       between teacher and students. As the levels advance, students


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become more capable of functioning effectively in Spanish:
                                                                   SPANISH, IB
obtaining increasingly more information from spoken and
                                                                   260101     Standard Level Grades 11 and/or 12
written messages, communicating more effectively when
                                                                   260201     IB/High Level (1st year of 2-year program)
speaking and writing, and using more advanced structural
                                                                                                                   Grades 11 and/or 12
concepts and vocabulary. At each level, students learn about
                                                                   260301     IB/High Level (2nd year of 2-year program)
the Spanish culture and are encouraged to make connec-
                                                                                                                   Grades 11 and/or 12
tions to the Spanish-speaking world. They also gain a better
                                                                   Offered only at Urbana High School
understanding of the structure and vocabulary of their own
language.                                                          Prerequisite for Standard Level: Level 4
                                                                   Prerequisite for High Level: Standard Level
SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS                                       This course prepares students to use the language appropri-
260040                                                             ately in a wide range of situations and contexts. The skills of
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School                listening, speaking, reading, and writing are deepened and
                                                                   developed through the study of oral and written texts of differ-
This course is for native or heritage speakers of Spanish who
                                                                   ent styles and registers. Grammatical structures are integrated
have good oral fluency but need to improve their reading and
                                                                   with the study of themes and texts and the acquisition of skills
writing skills. The thematic material encompasses areas of
                                                                   in the four areas referenced.
interest to Hispanic students in the 21st century.

SPANISH, APEX
269230    Spanish 1
269240    Spanish 2
269250    AP Spanish Language
These distance learning courses, which are available only under
certain conditions, meet the objectives of the equivalent course
taught in other Frederick County high schools and the require-
ments of the Maryland State Department of Education for high
school credit.




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                                                        other courSeS
inDePenDent COntraCt
                                                                            ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
562010     1
562110     2                                                          High school students participating in the ELL program are
562210     3                                                          transported to the ELL Center at Frederick High School during
562310     4                                                          the school year. All ELL placements are made by the appropri-
                                                                      ate counselor and ELL registrar and classroom teachers in
The student is assigned to a teacher to pursue a one-credit           conjunction with the International Office. Language and math
independent course of study. An outline of the course must            proficiency assessments are important tools used for placement.
be sent to the appropriate curriculum specialist following
registration. This outline must include: rationale, objectives,       BEGINNING ELL PROGRAM
student resource books and materials, activities, and evalua-         563500    ELL Literacy Skills for Beginners (0.5 Credit)   Grades 9-12
tion. Student, teacher, and principal signatures on the outline       563510    ELL Beginner 1                                   Grades 9-12
signify knowledge and approval.                                       262080    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 1         Grades 9-12
                                                                      563520    ELL Beginner 2                                   Grades 9-12
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT                                                262090    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 2         Grades 9-12

564200     (0.5 Credit)                               Grades 11-12    This program is offered to high school students who have little
                                                                      or no proficiency in English. Classes offer intensive instruc-
This course acquaints students with the personal and group            tion in oral and written English language, reading skills, and
leadership skills to participate effectively in business and social   the culture of the United States. Initially, emphasis is given to
organizations. Course content includes: principles of leader-         basic interpersonal communication skills; cognitive academic
ship, parliamentary procedure, speaking in public, effective          language skills are addressed as soon as possible. Students are
communications, human relation skills, and proper etiquette.          assigned by the ELL registrar in cooperation with ELL teachers
                                                                      and school counselors.
StUDent aSSiStant                                                     262100    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 3
490000     Agriculture Student Assistant              Grades 11-12    563530    ELL Beginner 3
462000     Aquatics Student Assistant                 Grades 10-12    262110    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 4
290000     Art Student Assistant                      Grades 11-12    563540    ELL Beginner 4
561010     Cafeteria Student Assistant                Grades 11-12    Students whose limited English proficiency requires that they
490000     Career & Technology Student Assistant      Grades 11-12    remain in the beginning ELL program for a second year should
340000     Computer Science Student Assistant         Grades 11-12    register for the four classes listed immediately above.
561020     Custodial Student Assistant                Grades 11-12
135000     Drama/Theatre Arts/Dance                                   INTERMEDIATE ELL PROGRAM
           Student Assistant                          Grades 11-12    563800    ELL Intermediate English 1                       Grades 9-12
130000     English Student Assistant                  Grades 11-12    563550    ELL Intermediate 1                               Grades 9-12
360000     Family & Consumer Sciences                                 563560    ELL Intermediate 2                               Grades 9-12
           Student Assistant                          Grades 11-12    563820    ELL English 9A                                   Grades 9-12
561030     Guidance Student Assistant                 Grades 11-12    563880    ELL English 9B                                   Grades 9-12
560000     IEP Student Assistant                      Grades 11-12    Intermediate classes build on the English language skills
230000     Mathematics Student Assistant              Grades 11-12    acquired in the beginning ELL classes and focus on developing
561040     Media Student Assistant                    Grades 11-12    cognitive academic language proficiency. Second semester,
430000     Music Student Assistant                    Grades 11-12    most students follow the English 9 curriculum for high school
561050     Office Student Assistant                   Grades 11-12    English credit.
460000     Physical Education Student Assistant       Grades 11-12
                                                                      ADVANCED ELL PROGRAM
190000     Science Student Assistant                  Grades 11-12
                                                                      563820     ELL English 9A (1 Semester)                     Grades 9-12
160000     Social Studies Student Assistant           Grades 11-12
                                                                      563880     ELL English 9B (1 Semester)                     Grades 9-12
390000     Technology Education Student Assistant        Grade 12
                                                                      563810     ELL English 10*                                 Grades 9-12
260000     World Languages Student Assistant          Grades 11-12
                                                                      563890     ELL Government (2 semesters)                    Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Prior permission of the instructor
                                                                      169131     ELL Modern World History
Student assistants help staff with non-instructional tasks in         Students are bused Monday–Friday to the ELL center
school service areas. No credit is awarded.
                                                                      Advanced classes provide students a smooth transition into
                                                                      mainstream academic classes that require higher level English
                                                                      proficiency. Students follow the English 10 curriculum for high
                                                                      school credit, and they prepare for the English and Govern-
                                                                      ment HSA’s, which are a graduation requirement.


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                                                                   LEARNING STRATEGIES IEP
    INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN (IEP)                            565100     1               (0.5 Credit)                 Grade 9
                 COUrSeS                                           565050     1A              (1 Credit)                   Grade 9
CHALLENGES 4                                                       565460     1B              (1 Credit)                   Grade 9
568200     1                                                       565110     2               (0.5 Credit)                Grade 10
568210     1A                                                      565150     2A              (1 Credit)                  Grade 10
568240     1B                                                      565480     2B              (1 Credit)                  Grade 10
568270     1C                                                      565260     3               (0.5 Credit)                Grade 11
568300     1D                                                      565250     3A              (1 Credit)                  Grade 11
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School                565500     3B              (1 Credit)                  Grade 11
                                                                   565360     4               (0.5 Credit)                Grade 12
Challenges 4 serves high school students with autism and/or        565350     4A              (1 Credit)                  Grade 12
severe communication disorders. The program uses a variety of      565520     4B              (1 Credit)                  Grade 12
instructional strategies, including Applied Behavioral Analysis,
                                                                   Based on the Special Education Instructional Guide for Learn-
based on individual student needs. Classes are staffed with a
                                                                   ing Strategies, these courses contain objectives, instructional
high adult-to-student ratio, and opportunities are available for
                                                                   strategies, and materials to teach students how to acquire,
inclusion in general education, as appropriate.
                                                                   manipulate, integrate, store, and retrieve information. Objec-
Integrated support to students with special needs in communi-      tives include increased use of learning strategies in regular
cation, social skills, academics and pre-vocational/vocational     education, development of coping and compensatory strate-
skills is provided. Placement is determined through the school     gies, increased understanding of self as a learner, and improved
Individualized Education Program (IEP) team process, and the       communication of knowledge once it is acquired. Each
student’s IEP is the actual program.                               student’s instructional program is determined through the
                                                                   school IEP process.
LEARNING FOR LIFE IEP
565080                        (0 Credits)                          MATHEMATICS IEP
567710     1                  (0 Credits)                          231800                                                  Grade 9
567850     1A                 (0 Credits)                          232800                                                 Grade 10
567750     1B                 (0 Credits)                          233800                                                 Grade 11
567720     2                  (0 Credits)                          234800                                                 Grade 12
567860     2A                 (0 Credits)                          Course content is based on the Essential Curriculum and is
567760     2B                 (0 Credits)                          determined through the IEP for non-diploma bound students.
567730     3                  (0 Credits)
567870     3A                 (0 Credits)
567770     3B                 (0 Credits)
567740     4                  (0 Credits)
567880     4A                 (0 Credits)
567780     4B                 (0 Credits)
Student application process required. See your counselor
Based on the Special Education Learning for Life Instructional
Guide, these courses contain objectives, instructional strate-
gies, and materials to teach life skills in personal management,
recreation/leisure, community, and career/vocational. Educa-
tional experiences may include direct preparation for indepen-
dent living. Placement is determined through the student’s IEP
team process, and the student’s IEP is the actual program




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                                                                                                                1       Graduation
                                                                                                                        requirements (see page 3)                  Student’s Name                                                                                                Plan for Grade
                                                                                                                    4 English (9, 10, 11 & 12 or AP)                       Career Pathway                                  HSA Requirements                                 Student Service learning
                                                                                                                    4 Mathematics (1 Algebra, 1 Geometry)
                                                                                                                                                                   3                                               4                                                5
                                                                                                                                                                           (see pages 5-13)                                (see page 14)                                    (see page 15)
                                                                                                                    3 Science (1 Biology, 2 lab science)
                                                                                                                    3 Social Studies (Government, Modern               Earn 3 credits in one of the following:                                      Score               75 hours required                □
                                                                                                                         World History, American Studies 2)            □ Arts & Communications                         Algebra/Data Analysis                            Additional service:
                                                                                                                    1 Fine Arts                                        □ Business Management Systems                        Minimum 412
                                                                                                                    1 Technology Education                             □ Health Services
                                                                                                                    1 Fitness/Health                                                                                   Biology
                                                                                                                                                                       □ Human Services
                                                                                                                    3 Career Pathway Electives                                                                              Minimum 400
                                                                                                                                                                       □ Industrial Engineering & Technology                                                            High School Credits Earned
                                                                                                                    2 World Language + 3 electives                     □ Natural Resources & Agriculture               Government                                       in Middle School
                                                                                                                         OR                                                                                                Minimum 394                                  Course                           Credits
                                                                                                                                                                       Courses:
                                                                                                                    2 Advanced Technology + 3 electives
                                                                                                                         OR                                                                                            English
                                                                                                                    4 in CTE + 1 elective                                                                                   Minimum 396

                                                                                                                    25 MINIMUM TOTAL TO GRADUATE                                                                       Combined score:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1602 minimum required                      Plans After High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Interventions needed:
                                                                                                                        Completer Programs                                                                                                                              □ Apprenticeship         □ Military
                                                                                                                2
                                                                                                                       (see page 4)                                                                                                                                     □ 2-year college/technical school
                                                                                                                    □ USM         □ CTE            □ USM + CTE                                                                                                          □ 4-year college         □ Employment

                                                                                                                                                                         Course Selections (starting on page 21)
                                                                                                                6       High School Options                        7            GRADE 9                          GRADE 10                            GRADE 11                              GRADE 12
                                                                                                                         (see page 17)
                                                                                                                                                                                   RequIRed                           RequIRed                           RequIRed                             RequIRed
                                                                                                                    Indicate options and combinations of options
                                                                                                                    to earn your diploma.                              English 9                   □     English 10                   □     English 11                     □     English 12 or AP             □
                                                                                                                                                                       Math                        □     Math                         □ Math                               □     Math                         □
                                                                                                                    AP courses
                                                                                                                                                                       Lab Science                 □     Biology                      □     Lab Science                    □
                                                                                                                                                                       Government                  □     Modern World History         □     American Studies 2             □
                                                                                                                    IB courses


                                                                                                                    Academies


                                                                                                                                                                       total Credits                     total Credits                      total Credits                        total Credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   high School PlAn WorkSheet




                                                                                                                    Career & Tech Center program


                                                                                                                                                                   8     Student’s name (please print)
                                                                                                                    Work-based Learning
                                                                                                                                                                       Student’s Signature                                                 Date
                                                                                                                    Fast Forward
                                                                                                                                                                       Parent’s Signature                                                  Date
                                                                                                                    Alternative
                                                                                                                                                                       Counselor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             STEP




                                                                                                                9     Important Planning Information Stay on course for high school success! (starting on page 92)




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   iMPortAnt PlAnning inForMAtion                                                                                STEP

Selecting the right courses and programs is an important step, but so is know-
ing the “rules” for navigating your high school years. Make sure you’re familiar
with the information in this section – and stay on track to graduate. Another
good resource for planning: www.fcps.org.


ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRACURRICULAR                               COLLEGE ENTRANCE CRITERIA
aCtiVitieS                                                             Colleges generally use the following
To participate in extracurricular activities, a high school            criteria to select their applicants:
student must have a minimum 2.00 GPA and no “F” grades.
                                                                           •	 Types and rigor of courses
Report card and interim report grades determine eligibility;
                                                                              taken
ineligibility is determined by end-of-term report cards only.
Eligibility for fall extracurricular activities is based on 4th-term       •	 Grades received
grades from the previous school year. An ineligible student
                                                                           •	 Class rank
may practice but may not accompany the team or group or be
excused from any class for the activity concerned. A student               •	 SAT I/ACT scores
who believes an error has occurred in awarding a grade may
                                                                           •	 Recommendations from counselors, teachers, adminis-
appeal to the school principal.
                                                                              trators, and community members
 Extracurricular activities are school-sponsored activities other
                                                                           •	 Student activities
than regular class activities in which the student represents the
school (for example, athletic teams, student clubs or organiza-            •	 College interview
tions, class or club officers).
                                                                       The above criteria may vary in importance from college to
                                                                       college. Many colleges are increasing their requirements, so
attenDanCe                                                             be sure to plan ahead. See your school counselor for further
Regular attendance is essential to taking full advantage of all        information and assistance in preparing for college.
that school has to offer. Obviously, there are legitimate reasons,
such as illness, which will cause a student to be absent.              COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
Students who take trips with their parents on school days will         FCPS offers several opportunities for high school students
be excused no more than twice during a year for a maximum              to take the optional SAT and ACT examinations. Successful
of five days.                                                          performance on one of these two national exams is a widely
                                                                       accepted college entrance requirement. Schools also offer SAT
Any student who has more than five unexcused absences for
                                                                       preparatory courses and the PSAT, a preliminary exam. Reg-
either the entire school day or for individual classes in any
                                                                       istration and other college entrance information is available
grading period will automatically fail affected courses for that
                                                                       in high school counseling offices. Registration deadlines are
grading period.
                                                                       typically a month before the test date. Test dates for 2009-10
Attendance procedures are detailed in FCPS Regulation 400-             include:
70, as well as in BOE Policy 430.
                                                                              PSat                   aCt           SAT (Tentative)
BLOCK SCHEDULING                                                        October 14            September 12        October 10
All Frederick County public high schools use the four-period,           October 17            October 24          November 7
semesterized block schedule. This model schedules students in
classes for four 90-minute periods a day the first semester and                               December 12         December 5
four new 90-minute courses for the second semester.                                           February 6          January 23
                                                                                              April 10            March 6
                                                                                              June 12




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                                                                    A comparison of the two ranking types of ranking follows.
COUNSELING AND STUDENT SUPPORT
Counselors assist students and their families in planning                  GRADE             traDitiOnal              WEIGHTED
school programs that lead to fulfillment of students’ academic
                                                                      A – (100%-90%)              4 points            5.00 points
and career goals. School counselors:
                                                                      B – (89%-80%)               3 points            3.75 points
    •	 Help with new-student orientation
                                                                      C – (79%-70%)               2 points            2.50 points
    •	 Conduct classroom sessions in educational and career
       decision making, interpersonal skills, and personal and        D – (69%-60%)               1 point             1.25 points
       academic growth
                                                                      F – (59%-0%)                0 points            0.00 points
    •	 Assist students and their families with a broad range of
       needs related to education:
                                                                    GRADES ONLINE
      ◊ emotional, developmental and interpersonal needs            FCPS uses an online software program called Pinnacle to give
      ◊ social and learning skills                                  parents and students access to middle and high school grades
                                                                    from any Internet-connected computer. After grading tests and
      ◊ post-secondary education planning and scholarships          assignments, teachers enter the grades in their electronic grade
      ◊ class schedule planning                                     books. Missing assignments are also noted. Pinnacle organizes
                                                                    the data for convenient online viewing any time, day or night.
      ◊ graduation and testing information                          Contact the school to obtain your student’s identification
    •	 Provide support with crises and problem situations           number and PIN.
    •	 Coordinate with community services agencies
                                                                    GRADUATION HONORS
At least once during their high school career, students should
                                                                    FCPS recognizes exemplary academic achievement upon
complete an occupational and post-secondary search through
                                                                    graduation using the designations of honors, high honors, and
a computer program. A college/career search program is avail-
                                                                    highest honors.
able in each high school and middle school.
                                                                      •	 Highest Honors           4.0 or greater on a weighted scale
DROPPING COURSES                                                      •	 High Honors              3.75-3.99 on a weighted scale
Students considering dropping a course after 10 days need to          •	 Honors                   3.5-3.74 on a weighted scale
be aware that credit may not be granted for the course dropped
or for the new course entered. This does not apply to students      Recognition is based on final grades earned for high school
wishing to change course levels. Some course descriptions           courses taken for credit in middle school (Reg. 500-10) and in
carry special information about transfer options. See your          the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Final grades are computed
school counselor for exact guidelines regarding policy.             as outlined in the grading regulation (Reg. 500-5). Cumula-
                                                                    tive grade point averages are calculated according to the FCPS
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AND RANKING                               system (Reg. 400-13). Students who meet the requirements for
                                                                    early graduation are eligible for this honor.
Colleges and scholarship services use student GPAs to deter-
mine eligibility for admission or award. GPAs are determined        Graduates who complete the required classes and earn a non-
by adding all quality points for all courses taken and dividing     weighted minimum 2.5 GPA are designated Maryland Schol-
by the number of courses taken according to the following           ars, a program administered by a statewide coalition of major
rank scales.                                                        Maryland employers called the Maryland Business Roundtable.
                                                                    Required are at least:
  •	 Traditional — Students are ranked annually; all course
     work is included.                                                •	   4 credits of English

  •	 Weighted — Students who have taken honors, advanced              •	   3 of math (Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry)
     placement, international baccalaureate, or accelerated           •	   3 of science (Biology and 2 other lab sciences)
     academic courses receive this ranking.
                                                                      •	   3 of social studies (U.S. History, World History and
                                                                           Government)
                                                                      •	   2 of the same world language




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HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS — INTERVENTIONS                              MIDDLE SCHOOL CREDIT
Students who entered 9th grade in the fall of 2005 and later         The Maryland State Board of Education allows local boards of
— including students in special education, English language          education to grant graduation credit to middle school students
learners and those with 504 plans — must pass the HSAs in            who take high school courses in middle school. These courses
order to graduate. See Step 4 of this Guide for details.             must have the same expectations, curriculum and final exams
                                                                     as the equivalent courses taught in high school.
A variety of support is available to aid students in achieving
success on the four high school assessments that are required        The following FCPS middle school courses have been identi-
for eligibility to graduate, including intervention courses, spe-    fied for high school credit:
cial tutoring, and after-school programs. Contact a counselor            •	 Algebra 1
for specific options at each school.
                                                                         •	 Geometry
HONOR ROLL                                                               •	 German 1, 2
The honor roll, a sign of excellence, recognizes students who            •	 Spanish 1, 2
have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements. To be
                                                                         •	 Latin 1, 2
included on the academic honor roll, students must:
                                                                         •	 French 1, 2
    •	 have a B average
                                                                     Students who pass these courses and the final exam will auto-
    •	 not have earned an Incomplete or below a C
                                                                     matically be granted high school credit. No action is necessary
    •	 have earned no more than one C                                by a student for high school credit to be issued.
    •	 balance any C by an A, course for course                      A student whose middle school course achievement is low
                                                                     may wish to repeat the course in high school. This is a decision
    •	 be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in all high school
                                                                     that the student and parent, along with the teacher and school
       grades except 12th.                                           counselor, should make when selecting courses for the school
All courses will be weighted equally. The principal will set up a    year.
procedure, assign staff to establish the honor roll, and validate
and publish it. The honor roll has two categories:                   NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
    •	 First Honors - 4.0 GPA                                        Every Frederick County high school has a chapter of the
                                                                     National Honor Society. To be a member, a student must have
    •	 Second Honors - 3.0-3.9 GPA
                                                                     a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and strong
                                                                     scholarship, service, leadership and character, as rated by
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)                               school staff.   Additional information is available from school
A student’s IEP is a written description of all the special educa-   counselors.
tion and related services needed by that student. The goals,
objectives, activities, and materials are individualized for each    NCAA ELIGIBILITY
student.                                                             Students planning to enroll in college as a freshman and who
                                                                     wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics must
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN (ILP)                                       be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The
Students struggling in reading, writing, mathematics, and            Clearinghouse was established by the NCAA member institu-
other core academic areas are given an opportunity to meet           tions in January 1993. The Clearinghouse ensures consistent
standards via an Individual Learning Plan that includes:             application of NCAA initial eligibility requirements for all
                                                                     prospective student athletes at all member institutions.
    •	 Student’s current performance level
    •	 Academic area(s) of need                                      PrereQUiSiteS
    •	 Actions taken to address the area of need                     Prerequisites are listed for many courses. A passing final grade
                                                                     constitutes successful completion of a prerequisite.
    •	 Parties responsible for implementing the Plan
       (parent[s], student, teacher[s], administrator[s] and an
       intervention manager or teacher)
    •	 Specific checkpoints to monitor student progress and
       modify the plan
Parents are encouraged to contact the principals of each school
to discuss these plans in detail and find out how they can assist
with them.

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PROMOTION POLICY                                                    SUMMER SCHOOL
The Frederick County promotion policy establishes minimum           Summer school provides:
numbers of credits for promotion.
                                                                        •	 9th–12th grade students with 132 hours of instruction
Promotion to Grade 9 – Promotion from the 8th grade                        to make up a failing grade, improve a previously earned
Promotion to Grade 10 – 6 credits earned                                   grade or earn original credit for a course not previously
                                                                           taken. (Exception: English 12 may not be taken for
Promotion to Grade 11 – 12 credits earned                                  original credit.)
Promotion to Grade 12 – 18 credits earned                               •	 6th – 8th grade students the opportunity to improve or
Graduation – A minimum of 25 credits earned in required areas              remediate skills in a course taken during the school year.
                                                                        •	 students who have passed an HSA course (Algebra I
REPEATING COURSES                                                          with Data Analysis, Government, Biology, English) but
A student may repeat any course to improve a grade and                     have either not taken or not passed the HSA the oppor-
gain greater mastery of the subject matter. The highest grade              tunity to take the assessment.
received in the course will be entered on his/her transcript for    Summer school is open only to currently enrolled FCPS
grade reporting purposes. A student may not receive more            students.
than one credit toward graduation for that course.
                                                                    Direct questions about programs, registration, and guidelines
rePOrt CarDS                                                        to your school counselor.

Report cards are issued four times during the year to commu-
                                                                    tranSCriPtS
nicate students’ term grades and other classroom achievement
information. Interim reports may be issued between report           A transcript is a high school student’s official record of courses
cards and at any time throughout the year to notify students        taken, final grades, credits earned toward total required for
and parents about a significant decline or improvement in           graduation, Grade Point Average (GPA), attendance and HSA
performance or to indicate a unique problem that may require        status. Contact your school counselor for more information
attention. Parents or guardians must sign and return interim        and to obtain official copies of the transcript.
reports of unsatisfactory or declining performance within five
days.

SPeCial eDUCatiOn
Special Education is instruction designed to meet the unique
needs of a student with a disability, including instruction
conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals or
institutions. Special education encompasses related services
needed to complete the student’s individualized program, such
as speech/ language pathology services, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, career and technology education, and physi-
cal education.




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                   counSelor SerViceS                                                                        STEP

Every student is assigned a school counselor whose job it is to provide
advice and support throughout the high school years.
Students meet with a counselor at least once during the school year to
evaluate course plans. In advising students, counselors seek a balance
between keeping options open, encouraging a sense of exploration and
making decisions that will prime students for life after graduation. After
consulting with the counselor, students bring home a form that details the
results of the meeting. This form along with the various worksheets in this
guide are useful tools for students to use with their parents in selecting
courses and charting an overall strategy that will prepare them for post-
secondary education and careers.
Counselors also help with college and scholarship research, locating financial assistance,
exploring alternative education options, and maintaining graduation and testing information. In
addition, they are available to assist students and their families with emotional, development and
interpersonal needs.

                                                      HIGH SCHOOLS
Brunswick                                  Governor Thomas Johnson                     tuscarora
101 Cummings Drive                         1501 North Market Street                    5312 Ballenger Creek Pike
Brunswick, MD 21716                        Frederick, MD 21701                         Frederick, MD 21703
Main Office Phone 240-236-8600             Main Office Phone 240-236-8200              Main Office Phone 240-236-6400
Main Office Fax 240-236-8601               Main Office Fax 240-236-8201                Main Office Fax 240-236-6401
Counselors Phone 240-236-8550              Counselors Phone 240-236-8214               Counselors Phone 240-236-6415
Counselors Fax 240-236-8602                Counselors Fax 240-236-8213                 Counselors Fax 240-236-6422

Catoctin                                   linganore                                   Urbana
14745 Sabillasville Road                   5850 Eaglehead Drive                        3471 Campus Drive
Thurmont, MD 21788                         Ijamsville, MD 21754                        Ijamsville, MD 21754
Main Office Phone 240-236-8100             Main Office Phone 240-566-9400              Main Office Phone 240-236-7600
Main Office Fax 240-236-8101               Main Office Fax 240-566-9401                Main Office Fax 240-236-7601
Counselors Phone 240-236-8079              Counselors Phone 240-566-9430               Counselors Phone 240-236-7623
Counselors Fax 240-236-8177                Counselors Fax 240-566-9440                 Counselors Fax 240-236-7602

Frederick                                  Middletown                                  Walkersville
650 Carroll Parkway                        200 Schoolhouse Drive                       81 Frederick Street
Frederick, MD 21701                        Middletown, MD 21769                        Walkersville, MD 21793
Main Office Phone 240-236-7000             Main Office Phone 240-236-7400              Main Office Phone 240-236-7200
Main Office Fax 240-236-7015               Main Office Fax 240-236-7450                Main Office Fax 240-236-7250
Counselors Phone 240-236-7087              Counselors Phone 240-236-7401               Counselors Office 240-236-7209
Counselors Fax 240-236-7184                Counselors Fax 240-236-7580

                                                    OTHER SCHOOLS
Adult Education/Flexible Evening High      Career and technology Center                Heather Ridge School
44 Frederick Street                        7922 Opossumtown Pike                       1445 Taney Avenue
Walkersville, MD 21793                     Frederick, MD 21702                         Frederick, MD 21702
Main Office Phone 240-236-8450             Main Office Phone 240-236-8500              Main Office Phone 240-236-8000
Main Office Fax 240-236-8451               Main Office Fax 240-236-8501                Main Office Fax 240-236-8001
                                           Counselors Phone 240-236-8493
                                           Counselors Fax 240-236-8502

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                                                              FASt ForWArd courSeS
Frederick County Public Schools and eleven postsecondary educational institutions have a Fast
Forward agreement that allows students to earn college credit by meeting the requirements listed
below and on the FCPS application for articulated credit. Students must initiate requests for credit
within two years of his or her graduation from high school. See your school counselor for more
information.




                                                                                                                                                          HIGH SCHOOL
                      FCPS




                                                                                                                                                          REQUIRED


                                                                                                                                                                        AWARDED
                                                                        PARTNER
                                                         NUMBER




                                                                                     NUMBER
                                                                                                                  COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                        COLLEGE

                                                                                     COLLEGE




                                                                                                                                                                        COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                        CREDITS
                                                         COURSE




                                                                                     COURSE
                   COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                          GRADE
                                                         FCPS
Academy of Finance I                                     538010          FCC          BU 103        Introduction to Business                                   B           3
                                                        538031 or
Academy of Finance II                                                    FCC          BU 273        Business Communications                                    B           3
                                                         538021
Academy of Finance Internship                            566710          FCC        INTR 103        Internship                                                 B           3
Accounting I                                             332040          FCC         BU 100         Business Accounting                                        A           3
                                                        538111 &
Advanced Web Design and                                                                             Microcomputer Software Applications:
                                                        538521 or        FCC         CIS 111J                                                                  B           3
Animation I & II                                                                                    Web Page Development
                                                         538531
Algebra II or higher in Senior Year                       N/A            FCC            N/A         Math Placement Test Waived                                 B           0
                                                        491920 or
                                                         492040
                                                                                                    Applied Practices in Construction/
Cabinetmaking I and II                                     &             FCC         CON 150                                                                   B           3
                                                                                                    Construction Management I
                                                        492940 or
                                                         493040
                                                        494041 or
                                                         494241
                                                                                                    Applied Practices in Construction/
Cabinetmaking III and IV                                   &             FCC         CON151                                                                    B           3
                                                                                                    Construction Management II
                                                        494281 or
                                                         494291
                                                                                     CAD 101        Intro to Auto CAD I                                     B   4
CAD/Architectural Graphics IA                                                        — OR —           — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                           ——— ———
                                                          533085         FCC
                                                                                     CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
                                                                                                    Construction Management I
                                                                                     CAD 102        Intro to Auto CAD II                                    B   4
                                                                                     — OR —           — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                           ——— ———
CAD/Architectural Graphics IIA                            534241         FCC
                                                                                     CON 151        Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
                                                                                                    Construction Management II
                                                        362040 &
                                                                                      Elective      Three credits of electives for the AAS in
Child Development I, II & III                           363041 &         FCC                                                                                   B           3
                                                                                      Courses       Early Childhood Development.
                                                         363061
                                                                                      CIS 190
Cisco Networking Academy                                                              CIS 191
                                                          538530         FCC                        Cisco 1, 2 ,3, 4                                           B          20
                                                                                      CIS 192
                                                                                      CIS 193
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
 for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
 University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
 (UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
 at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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FASt ForWArd courSeS




                                                                                                                                                          HIGH SCHOOL
                      FCPS




                                                                                                                                                          REQUIRED


                                                                                                                                                                        AWARDED
                                                                        PARTNER
                                                         NUMBER




                                                                                     NUMBER
                                                                                                                  COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                        COLLEGE

                                                                                     COLLEGE




                                                                                                                                                                        COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                        CREDITS
                                                         COURSE




                                                                                     COURSE
                   COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                          GRADE
                                                         FCPS
                                                                                                                                                            Passing
                                                                                                                                                            score on
                                                        362070 &                                                                                           the Serve
Commercial Foods                                        363070 &         FCC         HOS 121        Serve Safe Certification                                  Safe         1
                                                         364070                                                                                              Certifi-
                                                                                                                                                             cation
                                                                                                                                                             Exam
                                                                                                    Intro to Computers and Information
                                                                                                    Processing
Computer and Technology (CAT) &                         344050 &
                                                                         FCC          CIS 101        (This course meets the General                            B           3
Programming and Computer Concepts                        341010
                                                                                                    Education requirement in any designated
                                                                                                    Associate degrees.)
                                                                                                    Personal Computer Operating Systems
                                                                                   CIS 111M
Computer Technician/Analyst                               538510         FCC                        Concepts                                                   B           6
                                                                                   CIS 212
                                                                                                    Repair and Diagnostics
                                                                                     CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction                          B           3
                                                                                                    Management I
Construction Technology/ Carpentry I                      533040         FCC
                                                                                    ----OR----         — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
                                                                                     BLD 131        Carpentry I: The Basics                                 B   4
                                                                                    CON 151         Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
                                                        534041 or                                   Construction Management II
Construction Technology/Carpentry II                                     FCC
                                                         535041                      — OR —            — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
                                                                                     BLD 132        Carpentry II: Advanced Carpentry                        B   4
                                                                                     CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
Construction Technology/ Construction                                                               Construction Management I
                                                          533050         FCC
Electricity I                                                                        — OR —            — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
                                                                                     BLD 141        Electrical I: Basic Electrical Theory                   B   4
                                                                                                    Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                                                     CON 151
                                                                                                    Construction Management II                              B   3
Construction Technology/Construction                    534051 or
                                                                         FCC                           — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
Electricity II                                           535051                      — OR —
                                                                                                    Electrical II: Understanding the National               B   4
                                                                                     BLD 142
                                                                                                    Electrical Code (NEC)
                                                                                     CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction/                         B           3
Construction Technology/ Heating,
                                                                                                    Construction Management I
Ventilation, Plumbing and Air                             533100         FCC
                                                                                     — OR —            — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
Conditioning I
                                                                                     BLD 151        Plumbing I                                              B   4
                                                                                     CON 151        Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
Construction Technology/ Heating,
                                                        534100 or                                   Construction Management II
Ventilation, Plumbing and Air                                            FCC
                                                         535101                      — OR —            — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                          ——— ———
Conditioning II
                                                                                     BLD 152        Plumbing II                                             B   4
                                                                                     CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                                                                    Construction Management I
Construction Technology/ Masonry I                        533130         FCC                                                                                   B           3
                                                                                    -— OR —            — — — — — — OR — — — — — —
                                                                                     BLD 161        Masonry I
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
 for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
 University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
 (UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
 at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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                                                                                                                                                         HIGH SCHOOL
                     FCPS




                                                                                                                                                         REQUIRED


                                                                                                                                                                       AWARDED
                                                                       PARTNER
                                                        NUMBER




                                                                                    NUMBER
                                                                                                                 COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                       COLLEGE

                                                                                    COLLEGE




                                                                                                                                                                       COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                       CREDITS
                                                        COURSE




                                                                                    COURSE
                  COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                         GRADE
                                                        FCPS
                                                                                    CON 151        Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                       534131 or                                   Construction Management II
Construction Technology/ Masonry II                                     FCC                                                                                   B           3
                                                        535131                      — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —
                                                                                    BLD 161        Masonry II
                                                                                    CON 150        Applied Practices in Construction/                         B           3
                                                         533140                                    Construction Management I
Construction Technology/ Welding I                                      FCC
                                                                                    — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——— ———
                                                                                    BLD 121        Welding I: Introduction to Welding                      B   4
                                                                                    CON 151        Applied Practices in Construction/                      B   3
                                                       534141 or                                   Construction Management II
Construction Technology/ Welding II                                     FCC
                                                        535141                      — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——— ———
                                                                                    BLD 122        Welding II: Advanced Welding                            B   4
                                                       539110 &
Criminal Justice I & II
                                                       539130 or        FCC           CJ 101       Intro to Criminal Justice                                  B           3
                                                        539120
                                                       533220 &
Culinary Arts I & II                                                              HOS 111 & Culinary Fundamentals &
                                                       534161 or        FCC                                                                                   B           3
                                                                                  HOS 121   Sanitation Certification
                                                        535161
                                                       533220 &                     HOS 111        Culinary Fundamentals &
Culinary Arts I & II
                                                       534161 or        FCC         HOS 112        Food Preparation I &                                       A           6
                                                        535161                      HOS 121        Sanitation Safety
                                                                                      FF1          Firefighter 1
                                                                                      FF2          Firefighter 2
Fire and Rescue Cadet                                    533451         FCC                                                                                   B           9
                                                                                     HMO           Hazardous Material Operations
                                                                                     RTR           Rescue Technician
                                                                                                   Intro to Object Design and Programming
Introduction to Programming &                          341040 &                                    (This course meets the General Education
                                                                        FCC          CIS 106                                                                  B           3
Programming and Computer Concepts                       341010                                     requirement in any designated Associate
                                                                                                   degrees.)
                                                       331020 &
Keyboarding I & Keyboarding II                                          FCC         CIS103a        Intro to Keyboarding                                       B           3
                                                        332020
                                                                                                   Applied Practices in Construction/
Landscape Management I                                   533110         FCC         CON 150                                                                   B           3
                                                                                                   Construction Management I
                                                       534111 or                                   Applied Practices in Construction/
Landscape Management II                                                 FCC         CON 151                                                                   B           3
                                                        535111                                     Construction Management II
                                                       533010 &
Marketing Education I & II                             534011 or        FCC        INTR 103        Internship                                                 B           3
                                                        534001
Microsoft Certification Training I &                   335111 &
                                                                        FCC         CIS111R        Business Software Applications                             B           3
Microsoft Certification Training II                     335121
                                                                                    CIS 111A       Microcomputer Software Applications:
Microsoft Certification Training I &                   335111 &
                                                                        FCC            &           Spreadsheet &                                              B           6
Microsoft Certification Training III                    335131
                                                                                    CIS 111E       Word Processing
Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
(UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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                                                                                     NUMBER
                                                                                                                  COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                        COLLEGE

                                                                                     COLLEGE




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                                                         COURSE




                                                                                     COURSE
                   COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                          GRADE
                                                         FCPS
                                                                                     MDA 109        Medical Terminology &                                                  3
Professional Health Careers                               533030         FCC         MDA 101        Foundations of Medical Assisting I &                       B           2
                                                                                     MDA 102        Foundations of Medical Assisting II                                    2
PLTW – Engineering
— Aerospace Engineering                                   491200
                   OR                                     497401
— Civil Engineering & Architecture                        497301
                                                                         FCC          EG 100        Introductory Engineering Science                           B           3
— Digital Electronics                                     497001
— Engineering Design and Development                      497011
— Introduction to Engineering Design                      497000
— Principles of Engineering
                                                                                                    Television Studio Production
                                                                                    CMM 152           — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            B   4
                                                        531020 &                                    Digital Cinema
Television and Multimedia I & II                                         FCC        — OR —                                                                 ——— ———
                                                         531040
                                                                                    CMM 252                                                                 B   4
                                                                                                    Must be a Digital Media or TV Production major and
                                                                                                    provide an electronic demo file for evaluation.
                                                                                      Business
                                                                                    information                                                                         Module
Accounting I                                              332040          AI                        Accounting and Quickbooks                                  B
                                                                                      Specialist                                                                        F waived
                                                                                     Module F
                                                                                     Computer
                                                                                                                                                                        Module
                                                          538530                      Network
Cisco Networking Academy                                                  AI                        Network+/Linux+                                            B          D
                                                          538501                      Specialist
                                                                                                                                                                        waived
                                                                                     Module D
                                                                                     Computer
                                                                                      Network                                                                           Module
                                                                                                    A+ Core/Server+ & A+ Operating
Computer Technician/Analyst                               538510          AI          Specialist                                                               B        B and C
                                                                                     Module B       Systems/Server+                                                     waived
                                                                                        &C
                                                                                      Business
                                                                                    Information                                                                         Module
Microsoft Certification Training I                        335111          AI          Specialist    Microsoft Word; Business English                           B        B and D
                                                                                     Module B                                                                           waived
                                                                                        &D
                                                                                      Business
                                                                                                                                                                        Module
Microsoft Certification Training I &                    335111 &                    Information     Microsoft Word, Business English;
                                                                          AI                                                                                   B        B and D
Contemporary Math                                        233230                       Specialist    Microsoft Excel; Business Math                                      waived
                                                                                     Module C
                                                                                      Business
Microsoft Certification Training II &                                               Information     Microsoft Access and the Business                                   Module
                                                        335121 &          AI                                                                                   B
Introduction to Business                                                              Specialist    Environment                                                         C waived
                                                         331010                      Module C
                                                                                      Business
Microsoft Certification Training II &                   335121 &                    Information                                                                         Module
                                                                          AI                        Microsoft PowerPoint and Marketing                         B
Marketing I                                              533010                       Specialist                                                                        E waived
                                                                                     Module C
Television and Multimedia I                               531020         AIW           CS 108       Computer Concepts                                          B           4
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
 for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
 University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
 (UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
 at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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                                                                                                                                                                       AWARDED
                                                                       PARTNER
                                                        NUMBER




                                                                                    NUMBER
                                                                                                                 COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                       COLLEGE

                                                                                    COLLEGE




                                                                                                                                                                       COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                       CREDITS
                                                        COURSE




                                                                                    COURSE
                  COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                         GRADE
                                                        FCPS
                                                                                     CS 108, P     Computer Concepts
                                                       531020 &
Television and Multimedia II                                            AIW         104 & VID      Digital Photographic Production                            B                 12
                                                        531040                         101         Intro to Video Production




                                                                                                                                                                       Tuition waiver equivalent

                                                                                                                                                                       foundation modules.
                                                                                                   Digital Filmmaking
                                                       531020 &         BU/




                                                                                                                                                                       to one of CDIA’s
Television and Multimedia I and II                                                     N/A         OR                                                        B+
                                                        531040         CDIA
                                                                                                   Recording Arts




                                                                                                                                                                       Tuition waiver equivalent

                                                                                                                                                                       foundation modules.
                                                       538511 &
                                                                        BU/                        3D Animation – Game Design




                                                                                                                                                                       to one of CDIA’s
Web Design                                             538521 or                       N/A                                                                   B+
                                                                       CDIA                        OR Graphic & Web Design
                                                        538531



                                                                                                                                                            B or
                                                                                                   Repairing Automotive Brake Systems;
                                                                                                                                                            ASE-
                                                                                                   Servicing Automotive Electrical and
                                                                                  AUTO 126                                                                NATEF
                                                       533060 &                                    Electronics Systems;
                                                                                  AUTO 131                                                                end-of-
Automotive Technology I & II                           534061 or       CCBC                        Servicing Automotive Engines and                                            18
                                                                                  AUTO 141                                                                program
                                                        535061                                     Related Systems;
                                                                                  AUTO 171                                                                score of
                                                                                                   Repairing Automotive Suspension
                                                                                                                                                           80% or
                                                                                                   Systems
                                                                                                                                                           higher
CAD/Architectural Graphics IA                            533085        CCBC        CADD 101        Intro to CAD                                               B                  3
                                                                                   CADD 103        CAD Engineering Drawing
CAD/Architectural Graphics IIA                           534241        CCBC                                                                                   B                  6
                                                                                   CADD 202        Intro to Engineering CAD
CAD/Engineering Graphics IB                              533073        CCBC        CADD 101        Intro to CAD                                               B                  3
                                                                                   CADD 103        CAD Engineering Drawing I
CAD/Engineering Graphics IIB                             534271        CCBC                                                                                   B                  6
                                                                                   CADD 141        Introduction to Engineering CAD
                                                       332040 &
Accounting I & II                                                        KC         ACC 101        Principles of Accounting I                                 B                  3
                                                        332041
                                                       331020 &
Keyboarding I & Keyboarding II                                           KC         OTD 111        Beginning Keyboarding                                      B                  3
                                                        332020
                                                       533010 &                     BUS 101        Introduction to Business
Marketing Education I & II                                               KC                                                                                   B                  6
                                                        534011                      BUS 221        Principles of Marketing
Professional Health Careers                             533030           KC         MED 105        Medical Terminology I                                      B                  3
                                                       532050 &
Graphic Communication & Printing
                                                       534211 or         MC          PR 116        Principles of Offset Presses                               B                  3
Technology
                                                        535151
Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
(UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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                                                                                                                                                                                               AWARDED
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                                                                                                        NUMBER
                                                                                                                               COLLEGE COURSE NAME




                                                                        COLLEGE

                                                                                                        COLLEGE




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                                                         COURSE




                                                                                                        COURSE
                   COURSE TITLE




                                                                                                                                                                  GRADE
                                                         FCPS
                                                                                                                                                                      A
                                                                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                                                                   Passing
                                                                                                          To be                                                     with a
                                                       5358010 &                                                                                                  minimum
Academy of Finance                                                                                     determined
                                                       538031 or         MSM                                      Elective Course                                  score of                       3
                                                                                                          upon                                                      80%, a
                                                        538021
                                                                                                       enrollment                                                 designated
                                                                                                                                                                   compre-
                                                                                                                                                                   hensive
                                                                                                                                                                    exam

PLTW – Engineering
                                                                        U.S. Colleges & Universities
                                                                                                                    For specific details by college, go to this
— Aerospace Engineering                                   491200
                                                                                                                    website and click on the college of choice:
                   OR                                     497401
                                                                        UMBC and 19 other

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mini-
— Civil Engineering & Architecture                        497301
                                                                                                                    http://www.pltw.org/Engineering/                                            mum
— Digital Electronics                                     497001
                                                                                                                    Professional-Development/Affiliates/                                        of 3
— Engineering Design and Development                      497011
                                                                                                                    affiliates.cfm
— Introduction to Engineering Design                      497000
— Principles of Engineering

                                                                                                         C107;




                                                                                                                                                                  ASE-NATEF certification
                                                                                                                                                                  in any one of the areas as
                                                                                                         C117;      Brakes; Electronic Fundamentals; Fuel




                                                                                                                                                                  college course name
                                                                                                                                                                                               Advanced
                                                        533060 &                                         A104;      and Ignition Systems; Automotive Under-
Automotive Technology I & II                                                UTI                                                                                                                placement
                                                         534061                                          C128;      car; Automatic Transmission; Climate                                         in that
                                                                                                         A109;      Control; Automotive Power Trains                                              area
                                                                                                       C108; A106
                                                                                                                    Intro to Printing
                                                                                                       PRNT 111     Intro to Computers
                                                                                                       PRNT 114     Text and Type
                                                                                                       PRNT 115
                                                                                                       PRNT 116
                                                                                                                    Intro to Page Layout
                                                        532050 &
Graphic Communications & Printing                                                                      PRNT 126     Electronic Image Capture
                                                        534211 or       WVUT
                                                                                                       PRNT 127
                                                                                                                                                                            B                     17
Technology                                                                                                          Image Reproduction
                                                         535151                                        PRNT 131
                                                                                                       PRNT 134
                                                                                                                    Sheet-fed Presses
                                                                                                       PRNT 142     Graphics Creation
                                                                                                       PRNT 145     Intro to PhotoShop
                                                                                                                    Safety/Environmental Issues
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Accutech Institute (AI); The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center
 for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s
 University (MSM); Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUT). In addition, the University of Maryland Baltimore County
 (UMBC)	and	19	other	colleges	and	universities	in	the	United	States	award	college	credit	to	students	across	the	country	for	the	Project	Lead	the	Way-Engineering	courses	offered	
 at Linganore and Walkersville high schools.




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         Number                        Course title                                  Number                      Course title
24, 33   293200   3-Dimensional Art Forms 1                           1              231330   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra            1
24, 33   293210   3-Dimensional Art Forms 2                           1              231230   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra ALT        1
 22      538010   Academy of Finance 1                                3              231340   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra Part A     1
 22      538021   Academy of Finance 2                                2                       Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra Part
                                                                                     231240                                                         1
 22      538031   Academy of Finance 2                                3                       A ALT

 43      332040   Accounting 1                                        1              231380   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra Part B     1

 44      333041   Accounting 2                                        1                       Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - IEP Algebra Part
                                                                                     231250                                                         1
                                                                                              B ALT
 34      135180   Acting 2                                            1
                                                                              68     231271   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part A                 1
 34      135190   Advanced Acting                                     1
                                                                                              Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part A with
 69      233221   Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry                  1       68     231471                                                         1
                                                                                              Intervention
                  Advanced Approaches to Drawing and                          68     231281   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part B                 1
24, 29   291110                                                       1
                  Painting 1
                                                                                              Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part B with
                  Advanced Approaches to Drawing and                          68     231481                                                         1
24, 29   291120                                                       1                       Intervention
                  Painting 2
                                                                              68     231291   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Yearlong                1
 58      492441   Advanced Biotechnology                              1
                                                                                              Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Yearlong with           1
24, 29   294100   Advanced Computer Graphics 1                        1       68     231491
                                                                                              Intervention
24, 29   294110   Advanced Computer Graphics 2                        1       69     233201   Algebra 2                                             1
 58      491361   Advanced Mechanics                                  1       69     23320V   Algebra 2 (VHS)                                       1
24, 36   664121   Advanced Music Studies 1A                           2       69     232111   Algebra 2 - Honors                                    1
24, 36   664151   Advanced Music Studies 1B                           2       37     431120   American Popular Music                                1
24, 36   664221   Advanced Music Studies 2A                           2       86     265000   American Sign Language 1                              1
24, 36   664251   Advanced Music Studies 2B                           2       86     265100   American Sign Language 2                              1
24, 34   664311   Advanced Theatre Studies 1A                         2       86     265200   American Sign Language 3                              1
24, 34   664321   Advanced Theatre Studies 1B                         2       78     163410   American Studies 2 – Directed                         1
24, 34   664331   Advanced Theatre Studies 2A                         2       78     163111   American Studies 2 – Honors                           1
24, 34   664341   Advanced Theatre Studies 2B                         2                       American Studies 2 – Individualized Education
                                                                                     163800                                                         1
 34      135200   Advanced Theatrical Production 1                    1                       Program
 34      135161   Advanced Theatrical Production 2                    1       78     163211   American Studies 2 – Merit                            1
 34      135171   Advanced Theatrical Production 3                    1       78     16321V   American Studies 2 (VHS)                              1
 34      135181   Advanced Theatrical Production 4                    1       78     164190   Ancient and Medieval History                          1
 42      538511   Advanced Web Design and Animation 1                 2       86     261200   Ancient Greek                                         1
 42      538521   Advanced Web Design and Animation 2                 2                       Antebellum America, The Civil War and
                                                                              78     163261                                                         1
                                                                                              Reconstruction
 65      463330   Aerobic Fitness 1                                   1
                                                                              69     234251   Applications of Algebra and Geometry                  1
 65      463430   Aerobic Fitness 1A                                 0.5
                                                                              44     333280   Applied Business Law                                  1
 65      463530   Aerobic Fitness 1B                                 0.5
                                                                              65     463030   Aquatics 1 - Lifeguard Training                       1
 65      464230   Aerobic Fitness 2                                   1
                                                                              65     463040   Aquatics 2 - Pre Water Safety Instructor Training     1
 65      464240   Aerobic Fitness 3 - Independent Study               1
                                                                                              Aquatics 3 - Water Safety Instructor Training
                  Aerospace	Engineering:	(AE)	–	Project	Lead	the	             65     463080                                                         1
27, 56   491200                                                       1                       (WSI)
                  Way
                                                                              66     463090   Aquatics 4 - Independent Study                        1
 59      494153   Agricultural Work Experience                        1
                                                                              50     392500   Architectural Engineering Design 1                    1
 59      494150   Agricultural Work Experience                        2
                                                                              50     392510   Architectural Engineering Design 2                    1
 59      492150   Agriculture/Horticulture Independent Study          1
                                                                              50     392520   Architectural Engineering Design 3                    1
 59      492351   Agri-Science                                        1
                                                                              29     291010   Art 1                                                 1
 68      23120V   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis (VHS)                  1
                                                                              29     292011   Art 2                                                 1
 68      231201   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis                        1



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         Number                        Course title                                  Number                       Course title

  29     291141   Art 3                                             1        69      234181   Calculus I, Advanced Placement A                  1
  30     294051   Art Independent Study 1                           1        69      234191   Calculus I, Advanced Placement B                  1
  30     294151   Art Independent Study 2                           1        69      234121   Calculus II, Advanced Placement (BC)              1
  30     294451   Art Independent Study 3                           1        69      234131   Calculus III                                      1
  30     294551   Art Independent Study 4                           1        51      533040   Carpentry 1                                       3
  66     461000   Athletic Coaching, Introduction to                1        51      539000   Carpentry 1A                                     1.5
  50     533210   Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing 1        3        51      539010   Carpentry 1B                                     1.5
  50     534031   Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing 2        3        51      534041   Carpentry 2                                       3
  51     492110   Auto Mechanics 1                                  1        51      539020   Carpentry 2A                                     1.5
  51     492210   Auto Mechanics 1                                  2        51      539030   Carpentry 2B                                     1.5
  51     492130   Auto Mechanics 2                                  2        51      492050   Carpentry & Construction Trades 1                 1
  51     492340   Auto Mechanics 2                                  1        51      493050   Carpentry & Construction Trades 2                 2
  51     494111   Auto Mechanics 3                                  2        51      493150   Carpentry & Construction Trades 2                 1
  51     533060   Automotive Technology 1                           3        51      494051   Carpentry & Construction Trades 3                 2
  51     534061   Automotive Technology 2                           3        51      494251   Carpentry & Construction Trades 3                 1
  37     439010   Band 1                                            1        30      291060   Ceramics 1                                        1
  37     439020   Band 2                                            1        30      292061   Ceramics 2                                        1
  37     439030   Band 3                                            1        30      293061   Ceramics 3                                        1
  37     439040   Band 4                                            1        30      293191   Ceramics 4                                        1
  37     439050   Band 5                                            1        90      568200   Challenges 4 – 1                                  1
  37     439060   Band 6                                            1        90      568210   Challenges 4 – 1A                                 1
  37     439070   Band 7                                            1        90      568240   Challenges 4 – 1B                                 1
  37     439080   Band 8                                            1        90      568270   Challenges 4 – 1C                                 1
  72     19221V   Biology (VHS)                                     1        90      568300   Challenges 4 – 1D                                 1
  72     192410   Biology - Directed                                1        73      193001   Chemistry 1                                       1
  72     191111   Biology - Honors                                  1        73      196051   Chemistry 1, Advanced Placement                   1
         192800   Biology - Individualized Education Plan           1        73      193101   Chemistry 2                                       1
         192820   Biology - Individualized Education Plan - ALT     1        73      196061   Chemistry 2, Advanced Placement                   1
  72     192211   Biology - Merit                                   1        74      193211   Chemistry, Fundamentals of                        1
  73     193111   Biology 1, Advanced Placement                     1        47      362040   Child Development 1                               1
  73     194111   Biology 2, Advanced Placement                     1        47      363041   Child Development 2                               1
  59     492440   Biotechnology                                    0.5       47      363061   Child Development 3                               1
         562006   Bridge Plan                                      0.5       86      260080   Chinese 1                                         1
         562004   Bridge Plan 1                                     1        86      266081   Chinese 2                                         1
         562005   Bridge Plan 2                                     1        86      260082   Chinese 3                                         1
  51     491920   Cabinetmaking 1                                   1        52      538530   Cisco Networking Academy                          3
  51     492040   Cabinetmaking 1                                   2                         Civil	Engineering	and	Architecture	–	Project	
                                                                            27, 56   497401                                                     1
                                                                                              Lead the Way
  51     492940   Cabinetmaking 2                                   1
                                                                             37      439110   Class Piano 1                                     1
  51     493040   Cabinetmaking 2                                   2
                                                                             37      439120   Class Piano 2                                     1
  51     494041   Cabinetmaking 3                                   2
                                                                             37      439130   Class Piano 3                                     1
  51     494241   Cabinetmaking 3                                   1
                                                                             37      439140   Class Piano 4                                     1
  51     494281   Cabinetmaking 4                                   1
                                                                             37      439150   Class Piano 5                                     1
  51     494291   Cabinetmaking 4                                   2
                                                                             37      439160   Class Piano 6                                     1
  69     234101   Calculus I, Advanced Placement (AB)               1



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37     439170   Class Piano 7                                   1        37     439250   Concert Choir 5                                 1
37     439180   Class Piano 8                                   1        37     439260   Concert Choir 6                                 1
47     361050   Clothing Construction 1                         1        37     439270   Concert Choir 7                                 1
47     362050   Clothing Construction 2                         1        37     439280   Concert Choir 8                                 1
23     537701   College Business and Finance                    1        54     533050   Construction Electricity 1                      3
30     292040   Commercial Art 1                                1        54     534051   Construction Electricity 2                      3
30     293041   Commercial Art 2                                1        83     494510   Consumer Education                              1
48     362070   Commercial Foods 1                              1                        Consumer Education Individualized Education
                                                                         83     494800                                                   1
48     363070   Commercial Foods 2                              1                        Program (IEP)

48     364070   Commercial Foods 3                              1                        Consumer Education Individualized Education
                                                                         83     494900                                                   1
                                                                                         Program (IEP)
52     344040   Communications and Networking (CAN)             1
                                                                                         Consumer Education Individualized Education
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                    83     495500                                                   1
52     533080                                                   3                        Program (IEP)
                Architectural Graphics 1
                                                                                         Consumer Education Individualized Education
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                    83     495700                                                   4
52     533085                                                  1.5                       Program (IEP)
                Architectural Graphics 1A
                                                                         69     233230   Contemporary Mathematics                        1
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):
52     533086                                                  1.5       69     23323V   Contemporary Mathematics (VHS)                  1
                Architectural Graphics 1B
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 1 – Individualized
52     534081                                                   3        83     495510                                                   1
                Architectural Graphics 2                                                 Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 1 – Individualized
52     534241                                                  1.5       83     495560                                                   1
                Architectural Graphics 2A                                                Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 2 – Individualized
52     534251                                                  1.5       83     495520                                                   2
                Architectural Graphics 2B                                                Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 2 – Individualized
53     533070                                                   3        83     495570                                                   2
                Engineering Graphics 1                                                   Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 3 – Individualized
53     533072                                                  1.5       83     495580                                                   3
                Engineering Graphics 1A                                                  Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                                    Cooperative Work Study 3 – Individualized
53     533073                                                  1.5       83     495530                                                   3
                Engineering Graphics 1B                                                  Education Program (IEP)

                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                    83     494410   Cooperative Work Study A                        1
53     534071                                                   3
                Engineering Graphics 2                                   83     494430   Cooperative Work Study A                        3
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):                    83     494450   Cooperative Work Study A                        4
53     534261                                                  1.5
                Engineering Graphics 2A
                                                                         83     494470   Cooperative Work Study A                       0.5
                Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD):
53     534271                                                  1.5       83     494490   Cooperative Work Study A                       1.5
                Engineering Graphics 2B
                                                                         83     494500   Cooperative Work Study A                        2
30     294040   Computer Graphics 1                             1
                                                                                         Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
30     294041   Computer Graphics 2                             1        83     535190                                                   2
                                                                                         Technology Center Only
30     294042   Computer Graphics 3                             1
                                                                                         Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
                                                                         83     535200                                                   3
30     294043   Computer Graphics 4                             1                        Technology Center Only
                Computer Integrated Manufacturing: (CM) –                                Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
56     497201                                                   1        83     535220                                                   1
                Project	Lead	the	Way                                                     Technology Center Only
44     343011   Computer Science, Advanced Placement            1                        Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
                                                                         83     535240                                                   4
53     538510   Computer Technician/Analyst                     3                        Technology Center Only

37     439210   Concert Choir 1                                 1        83     494420   Cooperative Work Study B                        1

37     439220   Concert Choir 2                                 1        83     494400   Cooperative Work Study B                       1.5

37     439230   Concert Choir 3                                 1        83     494440   Cooperative Work Study B                        3

37     439240   Concert Choir 4                                 1        83     494460   Cooperative Work Study B                        4
                                                                         83     494480   Cooperative Work Study B                       0.5



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  83     494520   Cooperative Work Study B                             2        54      533230   Electronics - Basic                                3
                  Cooperative Work Study B – Career and                         54      492080   Electronics 1                                      1
  83     535210                                                        3
                  Technology Center Only                                        89      563510   ELL Beginner 1                                     1
                  Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
  83     535230                                                        1        89      563520   ELL Beginner 2                                     1
                  Technology Center Only
                                                                                89      563530   ELL Beginner 3                                     1
                  Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
  83     535250                                                        4        89      563540   ELL Beginner 4                                     1
                  Technology Center Only
                  Cooperative Work Study B – Career and                         89      262080   ELL – English as a Foreign Language Beginner 1     1
  83     535260                                                        2
                  Technology Center Only                                        89      262090   ELL – English as a Foreign Language Beginner 2     1
  48     532020   Cosmetology 1                                        3        89      262100   ELL – English as a Foreign Language Beginner 3     1
  48     534020   Cosmetology 2                                        6        89      262110   ELL – English as a Foreign Language Beginner 4     1
  62     134250   Creative Writing                                     1        89      563810   ELL English 10                                     1
  48     539110   Criminal Justice 1                                   3        89      563820   ELL English 9A                                     1
  48     539130   Criminal Justice 2                                   3        89      563820   ELL English 9A (1 Semester)                        1
  48     533220   Culinary Arts 1                                      3        89      563880   ELL English 9B                                     1
  48     534161   Culinary Arts 2                                      3        89      563880   ELL English 9B (1 Semester)                        1
  48     361010   Cultures and Cuisine                                 1        89      563890   ELL Government (2 Semesters)                       1
  35     663441   Dance Production                                     1        79      563590   ELL Government A                                   1
  35     665300   Dance Production, Continuing Studies in              1        79      563890   ELL Government B                                   1
  35     663341   Dance, Advanced                                      1        89      563550   ELL Intermediate 1                                 1
  35     665200   Dance, Advanced, Continuing Studies in               1        89      563560   ELL Intermediate 2                                 1
  35     663141   Dance, Beginner                                      1        89      563800   ELL Intermediate English 1                         1
  35     665000   Dance, Beginner, Continuing Studies in               1        89      563500   ELL Literacy Skills for Beginners                 0.5
  35     663241   Dance, Intermediate                                  1       81, 89   169131   ELL Modern World History                           1
  35     665100   Dance, Intermediate, Continuing Studies in           1        59      491050   Engine and Power Technology 1                      1
  42     394090   Digital Communication Technology 1                   1        59      491051   Engine and Power Technology 2                      1
  42     394092   Digital Communication Technology 2                   1                         Engineering Design and Development: (EDD) –
                                                                               27, 57   497001                                                      1
  42     394093   Digital Communication Technology 3                   1                         Project	Lead	the	Way
  43     394094   Digital Communication Technology 4                   1        62      13221V   English 10 (VHS) American Literature               1
27, 57   497301   Digital	Electronics:	(DE)	–	Project	Lead	the	Way     1        62      132410   English 10 - Directed                              1
  31     292200   Digital Photography 1                                1        62      132111   English 10 - Honors                                1

  31     292202   Digital Photography 2                                1                132800   English 10 - Individualized Education Program      1

  31     292203   Digital Photography 3                                1                         English 10 - Individualized Education Program
                                                                                        132810                                                      1
                                                                                                 ALT
  31     292204   Digital Photography 4                                1
                                                                                62      132211   English 10 - Merit                                 1
  54     492010   Drafting 1                                           1
                                                                                62      131180   English 10A - Tier IV Intervention                 1
  54     492020   Drafting 2                                           1
                                                                                62      131181   English 10B - Tier IV Intervention                 1
  54     492230   Drafting 3                                           1
                                                                                62      13312V   English 11 (VHS) British Literature                1
  54     494071   Drafting 3                                           2
                                                                                62      133410   English 11 - Directed                              1
  31     291020   Drawing and Painting 1                               1
                                                                                62      133111   English 11 - Honors                                1
  31     292021   Drawing and Painting 2                               1
                                                                                        133800   English 11 - Individualized Education Program      1
  31     293021   Drawing and Painting 3                               1
                                                                                62      133211   English 11 - Merit                                 1
  74     193901   Earth System Science Research                        1
                                                                                62      13412V   English 12 (VHS) Language and Composition          1
  78     164170   Economics                                           0.5
                                                                                62      134410   English 12 - Directed                              1
  78     164070   Economics and Geography                              1
                                                                                        134800   English 12 - Individualized Education Program      1
  54     534171   Electronics - Advanced                               3



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 62      134121   English 12 - Merit                                1        54     344070   Foundations of Technology                   1
 62      134281   English 12 - Merit (CTC)                          1        86     261000   French 1                                    1
 62      13121V   English 9 (VHS)                                   1        86     262000   French 2                                    1
 62      131111   English 9 - Honors                                1        86     263001   French 3                                    1
         131800   English 9 - Individualized Education Program      1        86     264001   French 4                                    1
 62      131211   English 9 - Merit                                 1        86     265001   French Advanced Placement Language          1
 62      131150   English 9A                                        1        86     265002   French Advanced Placement Literature        1
 62      131170   English 9A - Tier IV Intervention                 1        86     266031   French Advanced Studies 1                   1
 62      131410   English 9B                                        1        86     266221   French Advanced Studies 2                   1
 62      131171   English 9B - Tier IV Intervention                 1        87     269200   French APEX 1                               1
                  English Language and Composition, Advanced                 87     269210   French APEX 2                               1
 63      134181                                                     1
                  Placement
                                                                             87     269220   French APEX, Advanced Placement             1
                  English Language and Composition, Advanced
 63      134381                                                     1        63     569200   Freshman Seminar                            1
                  Placement (CTC)
                                                                             63     569210   Freshman Seminar A                         0.5
                  English Language and Composition, Advanced
 63      13438V                                                     1        63     569220   Freshman Seminar B                         0.5
                  Placement (VHS)
                  English Literature and Composition, Advanced               46     533091   Fundamentals of Nursing                     3
 63      134371                                                     1
                  Placement                                                  79     164180   Geography                                  0.5
                  English Literature and Composition, Advanced               70     232201   Geometry with Reasoning                     1
 63      13437V                                                     1
                  Placement (VHS)
                                                                             70     23220V   Geometry with Reasoning (VHS)               1
 74      193511   Environmental Science, Advanced Placement         1
                                                                             70     231111   Geometry with Reasoning - Honors            1
                  Environmental Science/Science and Societal
 74      192401                                                     1               232220   Geometry with Reasoning - IEP Geometry      1
                  Issues
                  Environmental Science/Science and Societal                 87     261010   German 1                                    1
 74      19240V                                                     1
                  Issues (VHS)                                               87     262010   German 2                                    1
 79      164111   European History, Advanced Placement              1        87     263011   German 3                                    1
                  European History, Advanced Placement and                   87     264011   German 4                                    1
 79      164121                                                     1
                  Seminar
                                                                             87     265011   German Advanced Placement Language          1
 79      164100   European History, Advanced Placement Seminar      1
                                                                             87     265012   German Advanced Placement Literature        1
 54      538100   Extended Technical Studies                        3
                                                                             87     266041   German Advanced Studies 1                   1
 54      538200   Extended Technical Studies                        2
                                                                             87     266241   German Advanced Studies 2                   1
24, 31   291180   Extending the Boundaries within Photography 1     1
                                                                             79     161400   Government – Directed                       1
24, 31   291190   Extending the Boundaries within Photography 2     1
                                                                             79     161101   Government – Honors                         1
 49      362060   Fashion Merchandising 1                           1
                                                                                             Government – Individualized Education
                                                                                    161820                                               1
 49      362160   Fashion Merchandising 2                           1                        Program
 63      133310   Film Study                                        1                        Government – Individualized Education
                                                                                    161830                                               1
 63      133320   Film Study A                                     0.5                       Program – ALT

 63      133330   Film Study B                                     0.5       79     161201   Government – Merit                          1

 49      533451   Fire/Rescue Cadet Program                         3        79     16702V   Government (VHS)                            1

 66      461030   Fitness for Life                                 0.5                       Government and Politics: Comparative,
                                                                             79     164191                                               1
                                                                                             Advanced Placement
 66      46103V   Fitness for Life (VHS)                           0.5
                                                                                             Government and Politics: Comparative,
 63      135051   Forensics and Debate 1                            1        79     16419V                                               1
                                                                                             Advanced Placement (VHS)
 63      135251   Forensics and Debate 2                            1                        Government and Politics: United States,
                                                                             79     164051                                               1
 63      135351   Forensics and Debate 3                            1                        Advanced Placement
 63      135451   Forensics and Debate 4                            1                        Government and Politics: United States,
                                                                             79     16405V                                              0.5
                                                                                             Advanced Placement (VHS)
 59      492160   Forestry/Wildlife Management                      1



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                  Graphic Communications and Printing                   79     160301   IB European History – SL                       1
  43     532050                                                 3
                  Technology 1                                          87     260501   IB French – HL – 1st year                      1
                  Graphic Communications and Printing
  43     534211                                                 3       87     260601   IB French – HL – 2nd year                      1
                  Technology 2
                                                                        87     260401   IB French – SL                                 1
  38     431160   Guitar 1                                      1
                                                                        80     160801   IB History of the Americas - HL - 1st year     1
  38     432160   Guitar 2                                      1
                                                                        80     160901   IB History of the Americas - HL – 2nd year     1
  38     433260   Guitar 3                                      1
                                                                        80     160701   IB History of the Americas - SL                1
  38     434160   Guitar 4                                      1
                                                                        70     230101   IB Math Methods – SL                           1
  38     435160   Guitar 5                                      1
                                                                        70     230501   IB Mathematical Studies – SL                   1
  38     436160   Guitar 6                                      1
                                                                        70     230201   IB Mathematics – HL – 1st year                 1
  38     437160   Guitar 7                                      1
                                                                        70     230301   IB Mathematics – HL – 2nd year                 1
  38     438160   Guitar 8                                      1
                                                                        39     660101   IB Music – HL – 1st year                       1
  66     461020   Health                                       0.5
                                                                        39     660201   IB Music – HL – 2nd year                       1
  66     46102V   Health (VHS)                                 0.5
                                                                        39     660301   IB Music – SL                                  1
  59     491020   Horse Care and Management                     1
                                                                        76     190701   IB Physics – SL                                1
  59     491030   Horticulture/Floriculture 1                   1
                                                                        76     190801   IB Physics – HL
  59     492031   Horticulture/Floriculture 2                   1
                                                                        88     260201   IB Spanish – HL – 1st year                     1
  59     493031   Horticulture/Floriculture 3                   1
                                                                        88     260301   IB Spanish – HL – 2nd year                     1
  59     493131   Horticulture/Floriculture 3A                 0.5
                                                                        88     260101   IB Spanish – SL                                1
  70     237100   HSA Algebra                                  0.5
                                                                        81     160601   IB Theory of Knowledge                         1
  74     197000   HSA Biology                                  0.5
                                                                        89     562010   Independent Contract 1                         1
  80     167000   HSA Citizenship (Government)                 0.5
                                                                        89     562110   Independent Contract 2                         1
  63     137100   HSA English                                   1
                                                                        89     562210   Independent Contract 3                         1
  63     137000   HSA English Tutorial                         0.5
                                                                        89     562310   Independent Contract 4                         1
  46     531000   Human	Body	Systems	–	Project	Lead	the	Way    1.5
                                                                        49     362020   Independent Living: Reality 101                1
  80     164161   Human Geography, Advanced Placement           1
                                                                        66     463110   Individual and Dual Sports 1                   1
  63     134211   Humanities                                    1
                                                                        66     463120   Individual and Dual Sports 1A                 0.5
  63     134221   Humanities                                   0.5
                                                                        66     463210   Individual and Dual Sports 1B                 0.5
  30     290201   IB Arts – Visual – HL – 1st year              1
                                                                        66     465110   Individual and Dual Sports 2                   1
  30     290301   IB Arts – Visual – HL – 2nd year              1
                                                                        66     465140   Individual and Dual Sports 3                   1
  30     290101   IB Arts – Visual – SL                         1
                                                                        38     439310   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1                1
  73     190201   IB Biology – HL – 1st year                    1
                                                                        38     439320   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 2                1
  73     190301   IB Biology – HL – 2nd year                    1
                                                                        38     439330   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 3                1
  73     190101   IB Biology – SL                               1
                                                                        38     439340   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 4                1
  74     190501   IB Chemistry – HL – 1st year                  1
                                                                        38     439350   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 5                1
  74     190601   IB Chemistry – HL – 2nd year                  1
                                                                        38     439360   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 6                1
  74     190401   IB Chemistry – SL                             1
                                                                        38     439370   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 7                1
  53     340201   IB Computer Science – HL – 1st year           1
                                                                        38     439380   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 8                1
  53     340301   IB Computer Science – HL – 2nd year           1
                                                                                        Integrated Music Technology 1: Continuing
  53     340101   IB Computer Science – SL                      1       38     434100                                                  1
                                                                                        Studies
  62     130101   IB English – HL – 1st year                    1
                                                                                        Integrated Music Technology 2: Continuing
                                                                        38     432110                                                  1
  62     130201   IB English – HL – 2nd year                    1                       Studies
  79     160401   IB European History – HL – 1st year           1                       Integrated Music Technology 3: Continuing
                                                                        38     434120                                                  1
  79     160501   IB European History – HL – 2nd year           1                       Studies
                                                                        38     431001   Integrated Music Technology: Introduction      1



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 44      332010   International Business and Fiinance                 1       80     164060   Law and Society                                  1
 70      231300   Introduction to Algebra                             1       89     564200   Leadership Development                          0.5
 44      331010   Introduction to Business                            1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565080                                                    0
                                                                                              Program
 44      33F001   Introduction to Business                            3
                                                                                              Learning For Life Individualized Education
 55      539061   Introduction to Construction Management             1       90     567710                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 1
                  Introduction to Engineering Design: (IED) –
27, 57   497011                                                       1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                  Project	Lead	the	Way                                        90     567850                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 1A
 55      390030   Introduction to Engineering Principles             0.5
                                                                                              Learning For Life Individualized Education
28, 49   562001   Introduction to Teaching                            1       90     567750                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 1B
 35      135170   Introduction to Theatre                             1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     567720                                                    0
 75      191410   Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Directed           1                       Program 2

 75      191211   Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Honors             1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     567860                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 2A
                  Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Individualized
         191810                                                       1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                  Education Program                                           90     567760                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 2B
 75      191311   Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Merit              1
                                                                                              Learning For Life Individualized Education
 87      261160   Italian 1                                           1       90     567730                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 3
 87      261260   Italian 2                                           1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     567870                                                    0
 87      261360   Italian 3                                           1                       Program 3A
 39      439410   Jazz Ensemble 1                                     1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     567770                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 3B
 39      439420   Jazz Ensemble 2                                     1
                                                                                              Learning For Life Individualized Education
 39      439430   Jazz Ensemble 3                                     1       90     567740                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 4
 39      439440   Jazz Ensemble 4                                     1
                                                                                              Learning For Life Individualized Education
 39      439450   Jazz Ensemble 5                                     1       90     567880                                                    0
                                                                                              Program 4A
 39      439460   Jazz Ensemble 6                                     1                       Learning For Life Individualized Education
                                                                              90     567780                                                    0
 39      439470   Jazz Ensemble 7                                     1                       Program 4B

 39      439480   Jazz Ensemble 8                                     1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565100                                                   0.5
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 1
 31      291171   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1                       1
                                                                                              Learning Strategies Individualized Education
 31      291172   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2                       1       90     565050                                                    1
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 1A
 31      291173   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 3                       1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565460                                                    1
 63      134220   Journalism 1                                        1                       Program (IEP) 1B
 63      134230   Journalism 2                                        1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565110                                                   0.5
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 2
 63      134330   Journalism 3                                        1
                                                                                              Learning Strategies Individualized Education
 63      134430   Journalism 4                                        1       90     565150                                                    1
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 2A
                  Journeys through Art Styles, Theories and
24, 32   297100                                                       1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                  Applications                                                90     565480                                                    1
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 2B
 60      533110   Landscape Management 1                              3
                                                                                              Learning Strategies Individualized Education
 60      534111   Landscape Management 2                              3       90     565260                                                   0.5
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 3
 87      261030   Latin 1                                             1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565250                                                    1
 87      262030   Latin 2                                             1                       Program (IEP) 3A

 87      263031   Latin 3                                             1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565500                                                    1
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 3B
 87      264031   Latin 4                                             1
                                                                                              Learning Strategies Individualized Education
 87      265232   Latin Advanced Placement Literature                 1       90     565360                                                   0.5
                                                                                              Program (IEP) 4
 87      265231   Latin Advanced Placement Vergil                     1                       Learning Strategies Individualized Education
                                                                              90     565350                                                    1
 87      266021   Latin Advanced Studies 1                            1                       Program (IEP) 4A
 87      266221   Latin Advanced Studies 2                            1



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                  Learning Strategies Individualized Education               45     335131   Microsoft Certification Training 3                   1
  90     565520                                                      1
                  Program (IEP) 4B                                           39     439510   Mixed Chorus 1                                       1
  80     164411   Macroeconomics, Advanced Placement                 1       39     439520   Mixed Chorus 2                                       1
  80     16441V   Macroeconomics, Advanced Placement (VHS)          0.5      39     439530   Mixed Chorus 3                                       1
  44     333090   Management and Entrepreneurship                    1       39     439540   Mixed Chorus 4                                       1
  44     336040   Managing Your Personal Finances                   0.5      39     439550   Mixed Chorus 5                                       1
  39     432000   Marching Band: Band Front 1                        1       39     439560   Mixed Chorus 6                                       1
  39     432100   Marching Band: Band Front 2                        1       39     439570   Mixed Chorus 7                                       1
  39     433100   Marching Band: Band Front 3                        1       39     439580   Mixed Chorus 8                                       1
  39     435100   Marching Band: Band Front 4                        1       64     136110   Modern Issues                                        1
  45     533010   Marketing Education 1                              3       81     161410   Modern World History – Directed                      1
  45     534011   Marketing Education 2                              3       81     161111   Modern World History – Honors                        1
  55     533130   Masonry 1                                          3                       Modern World History – Individualized
                                                                                    161800                                                        1
  55     534131   Masonry 2                                          3                       Education Program
                  Mathematics - Individualized Education                     81     161211   Modern World History – Merit                         1
  90     231800                                                      1
                  Program                                                    81     16121V   Modern World History – Merit (VHS)                   1
                  Mathematics - Individualized Education                     40     431141   Music Listening and Literature                       1
  90     232800                                                      1
                  Program
                                                                             40     432300   Music Technology                                     1
                  Mathematics - Individualized Education
  90     233800                                                      1       40     433130   Music Theory 1                                       1
                  Program
                  Mathematics - Individualized Education                     40     434131   Music Theory 2                                       1
  90     234800                                                      1
                  Program                                                    40     433151   Music Theory, Advanced Placement                     1
                  Media Literacy: Understanding the Information              81     164010   National and Global Issues                           1
  80     164500                                                      1
                  Age
                                                                             26     568810   Naval Science 1                                      1
  46     531200   Medical	Intervention	–	Project	Lead	the	Way       1.5
                                                                             26     568820   Naval Science 2                                      1
  84     566710   Mentor/Intern Program A                            1
                                                                             26     568830   Naval Science 3                                      1
  84     566730   Mentor/Intern Program A                            2
                                                                             26     568840   Naval Science 4                                      1
  84     566750   Mentor/Intern Program A                            3
                                                                             84     561000   Open Campus                                          0
  84     566770   Mentor/Intern Program A                            4
                                                                             84     498000   Personal Finance and Career Success                  1
  84     566800   Mentor/Intern Program A                           0.5
                                                                             46     331150   Personal Keyboarding                                0.5
  84     566820   Mentor/Intern Program A                           1.5
                                                                                             Personal Relationships and Effective Parenting
  84     566720   Mentor/Intern Program B                            1       49     362030                                                        1
                                                                                             (P.R.E.P.)
  84     566740   Mentor/Intern Program B                            2       81     164520   Philosophy of Knowledge                              1
  84     566760   Mentor/Intern Program B                            3       32     291090   Photography 1                                        1
  84     566780   Mentor/Intern Program B                            4       32     292091   Photography 2                                        1
  84     566810   Mentor/Intern Program B                           0.5      32     292191   Photography 3                                        1
  84     566830   Mentor/Intern Program B                           1.5      32     292201   Photography 4                                        1
  80     164311   Microeconomics, Advanced Placement                 1       75     19430V   Physics 1 (VHS)                                      1
  80     16431V   Microeconomics, Advanced Placement (VHS)          0.5      75     194301   Physics 1                                            1
  45     335111   Microsoft Certification Training 1                 1       75     194121   Physics 2                                            1
  45     335151   Microsoft Certification Training 1: Excel         0.5      75     19418V   Physics B, Advanced Placement (VHS)                  1
  45     335141   Microsoft Certification Training 1: Word          0.5      75     194161   Physics B, Advanced Placement 1                      1
  45     335121   Microsoft Certification Training 2                 1       76     194171   Physics B, Advanced Placement 2                      1
  45     335171   Microsoft Certification Training 2: Access        0.5      76     194181   Physics C, Advanced Placement 1: Mechanics           1
  45     335161   Microsoft Certification Training 2: PowerPoint    0.5                      Physics C, Advanced Placement 2: Electricity and
                                                                             76     194191                                                        1
                                                                                             Magnetism



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         Number                      Course title                                     Number                        Course title

 76      194211   Physics with Applications                            1       47     531100   Science		Research	–	Project	Lead	the	Way           1.5
 75      191901   Physics, Algebra-Based - Honors                      1       77     195011   Science Research                                    1
 55      533100   Plumbing/HVAC 1                                      3       77     195000   Science Research A                                 0.5
 55      534100   Plumbing/HVAC 2                                      3       77     195100   Science Research B                                 0.5
 71      233111   Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry - Honors              1       32     291130   Sculpture 1                                         1
 71      23311V   Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (VHS)                 1       32     291151   Sculpture 2                                         1
 55      344011   Pre-College Topics in Computer Science               1       81     164020   Sociology                                           1
 56      394080   Pre-Engineering Technology 1                         1       81     16F001   Sociology, Introduction to                          3
 56      390040   Pre-Engineering Technology 2                         1       87     261020   Spanish 1                                           1
 56      390050   Pre-Engineering Technology 3                         1       87     26102V   Spanish 1 (VHS)                                     1
 60      493000   Pre-Veterinary, Large Animal Science                 1       87     262020   Spanish 2                                           1
 60      492000   Pre-Veterinary, Small Animal Care                    1       87     26202V   Spanish 2 (VHS)                                     1
                  Principles	of	Engineering:	(POE)	–	Project	Lead	             87     263021   Spanish 3                                           1
27, 57   497000                                                        1
                  the Way                                                      87     264021   Spanish 4                                           1
                  Principles	of	the	Biomedical	Sciences	–	Project	
 47      535100                                                       1.5      87     265021   Spanish Advanced Placement Language                 1
                  Lead the Way
                                                                               87     265022   Spanish Advanced Placement Literature               1
 56      341140   Principles of Programming                            1
                                                                               87     266011   Spanish Advanced Studies 1                          1
 46      533030   Professional Health Careers                          3
                                                                               87     266211   Spanish Advanced Studies 2                          1
 57      341010   Programming and Computer Concepts                    1
                                                                               88     269230   Spanish APEX 1                                      1
 81      164030   Psychology                                           1
                                                                               88     269240   Spanish APEX 2                                      1
 81      165031   Psychology, Advanced Placement                       1
                                                                               88     269250   Spanish APEX Advanced Placement                     1
 81      16503V   Psychology, Advanced Placement (VHS)                 1
                                                                               88     260040   Spanish for Spanish Speakers                        1
 81      165131   Psychology, Advanced Placement and Seminar           1
                                                                               64     13F001   Speech Fundamentals                                 3
 81      165130   Psychology, Advanced Placement Seminar               1
                                                                               66     467010   Sports Medicine                                     1
 32      292050   Publications 1                                       1
                                                                               71     232211   Statistics and Probability                          1
 32      293050   Publications 2                                       1
                                                                               71     232281   Statistics, Advanced Placement                      1
 32      294050   Publications 3                                       1
                                                                               66     462100   Strength Training/Fitness 1                         1
 32      295050   Publications 4                                       1
                                                                               66     466100   Strength Training/Fitness 1 - Females               1
 32      296050   Publications 5                                       1
                                                                               66     462400   Strength Training/Fitness 1A                       0.5
 32      296060   Publications 6                                       1
                                                                               66     462500   Strength Training/Fitness 1B                       0.5
 64      137200   Reading and Writing Workshop 1                       1
                                                                               66     463130   Strength Training/Fitness 2                         1
 64      137210   Reading and Writing Workshop 2                       1
                                                                               66     467130   Strength Training/Fitness 2 - Females               1
 64      137220   Reading and Writing Workshop 3                      0.5
                                                                               66     464130   Strength Training/Fitness 3                         1
 64      137230   Reading and Writing Workshop 4                      0.5
                                                                               66     468130   Strength Training/Fitness 3 - Females               1
64, 71   561100   SAT Preparation – English & Math                    0.5
                                                                               66     464140   Strength Training/Fitness 4 - Independent Study     1
64, 71   56110V   SAT Preparation (VHS) – English & Math              0.5
                                                                                               Strength Training/Fitness 4 - Independent Study
 77      197100   Science Mentor Intern Program 1                      1       66     469130                                                       1
                                                                                               - Females
 77      197110   Science Mentor Intern Program 2                      1       66     464450   Strength Training/Fitness 5 - Independent Study     1
 77      197120   Science Mentor Intern Program 3                      1                       Strength Training/Fitness 5 - Independent Study
                                                                               66     469140                                                       1
 77      197130   Science Mentor Intern Program 4                      1                       - Females
 77      197051   Science Mentor Intern Program 5                      2       66     464460   Strength Training/Fitness 6 - Independent Study     1
 77      197061   Science Mentor Intern Program 6                      2                       Strength Training/Fitness 6 - Independent Study
                                                                               66     469150                                                       1
                                                                                               - Females
 77      197071   Science Mentor Intern Program 7                      2
                                                                               40     439610   String Orchestra 1                                  1
 77      197081   Science Mentor Intern Program 8                      2
                                                                               40     439620   String Orchestra 2                                  1



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         Number                        Course title                                Number                     Course title

  40     439630   String Orchestra 3                              1        84      561480   Student Service Learning B                      1
  40     439640   String Orchestra 4                              1        84      561560   Student Service Learning B                     0.5
  40     439650   String Orchestra 5                              1        84      561590   Student Service Learning B                      4
  40     439660   String Orchestra 6                              1        84      561620   Student Service Learning B                      3
  40     439670   String Orchestra 7                              1                         Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D     1
                                                                          25, 32   297130
                                                                                            Applications 1
  40     439680   String Orchestra 8                              1
                                                                                            Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D     1
  89     490000   Student Assistant, Agriculture                  0       25, 32   297110
                                                                                            Applications 2
  89     462000   Student Assistant, Aquatics                     0
                                                                          25, 33   293141   Studio Art 1, Advanced Placement                1
  89     290000   Student Assistant, Art                          0
                                                                          25, 33   294141   Studio Art 2, Advanced Placement                1
  89     561010   Student Assistant, Cafeteria                    0
                                                                          25, 33   295141   Studio Art 3, Advanced Placement                1
  89     490000   Student Assistant, Career and Technology        0
                                                                           67      463050   Swim Fitness (Learn to Swim)                    1
  89     340000   Student Assistant, Computer Science             0
                                                                           67      463250   Swim Fitness (Learn to Swim) 1A                0.5
  89     561020   Student Assistant, Custodial                    0
                                                                           67      463350   Swim Fitness (Learn to Swim) 1B                0.5
  89     135000   Student Assistant, Drama/Theatre Arts/Dance     0
                                                                           67      466110   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 1                 1
  89     130000   Student Assistant, English                      0
                                                                           67      466120   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 2                 1
                  Student Assistant, Family and Consumer
  89     360000                                                   0        67      466130   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 3                 1
                  Sciences
                                                                           67      466140   Team Sports Basketball 1                        1
  89     561030   Student Assistant, Guidance                     0
                                                                           67      466150   Team Sports Basketball 2                        1
  89     560000   Student Assistant, IEP                          0
                                                                           67      466160   Team Sports Basketball 3                        1
  89     230000   Student Assistant, Mathematics                  0
                                                                           67      466170   Team Sports Field Hockey 1                      1
  89     561040   Student Assistant, Media                        0
                                                                           67      466180   Team Sports Field Hockey 2                      1
  89     430000   Student Assistant, Music                        1
                                                                           67      466190   Team Sports Field Hockey 3                      1
  89     561050   Student Assistant, Office                       0
                                                                           67      466200   Team Sports Football 1                          1
  89     460000   Student Assistant, Physical Education           0
                                                                           67      466210   Team Sports Football 2                          1
  89     190000   Student Assistant, Science                      0
                                                                           67      466220   Team Sports Football 3                          1
  89     160000   Student Assistant, Social Studies               0
                                                                           67      462110   Team Sports General 1                           1
  89     390000   Student Assistant, Technology Education         0
                                                                           67      462210   Team Sports General 1A                         0.5
  89     260000   Student Assistant, World Language               0
                                                                           67      462310   Team Sports General 1B                         0.5
  84     561120   Student Service Learning A                      3
                                                                           67      462220   Team Sports General 2                           1
  84     561160   Student Service Learning A                      1
                                                                           67      462250   Team Sports General 3                           1
  84     561170   Student Service Learning A                     0.5
                                                                           67      462280   Team Sports General 4 - Independent Study       1
  84     561190   Student Service Learning A                      2
                                                                           67      462290   Team Sports General 5                           1
  84     561210   Student Service Learning A                      4
                                                                           67      462360   Team Sports General 6                           1
  84     561360   Student Service Learning A                      2
                                                                           67      462370   Team Sports General 7                           1
  84     561460   Student Service Learning A                      1
                                                                           67      466230   Team Sports Lacrosse 1                          1
  84     561470   Student Service Learning A                     0.5
                                                                           67      466240   Team Sports Lacrosse 2                          1
  84     561580   Student Service Learning A                      4
                                                                           67      466250   Team Sports Lacrosse 3                          1
  84     561610   Student Service Learning A                      3
                                                                           67      466260   Team Sports Soccer 1                            1
  84     561130   Student Service Learning B                      3
                                                                           67      466270   Team Sports Soccer 2                            1
  84     561180   Student Service Learning B                      1
                                                                           67      466280   Team Sports Soccer 3                            1
  84     561200   Student Service Learning B                      2
                                                                           67      466290   Team Sports Volleyball 1                        1
  84     561220   Student Service Learning B                      4
                                                                           67      466300   Team Sports Volleyball 2                        1
  84     561260   Student Service Learning B                     0.5
                                                                           67      466310   Team Sports Volleyball 3                        1
  84     561370   Student Service Learning B                      2



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         Number                      Course title                                    Number                      Course title

  57     391030   Technical Drawing 1                               1        41      439730   Voice Ensemble 3                                1
  57     392030   Technical Drawing 2                               1        41      439740   Voice Ensemble 4                                1
  57     393031   Technical Drawing 3                               1        41      439750   Voice Ensemble 5                                1
  57     393131   Technical Drawing 3A                             0.5       41      439760   Voice Ensemble 6                                1
  57     394031   Technical Drawing 4                               1        41      439770   Voice Ensemble 7                                1
  57     394131   Technical Drawing 4A                             0.5       41      439780   Voice Ensemble 8                                1
  57     532110   Technical Elective Survey                         1        57      344030   Web Site Development 1                          1
  36     132150   Technical Theatre 1                               1        57      344031   Web Site Development 2                          1
  36     132160   Technical Theatre 2                               1                         Welding: Agricultural and Commercial Metals
                                                                             58      533140                                                   3
                                                                                              Technology 1
  36     133220   Technical Theatre 3                               1
                                                                                              Welding: Agricultural and Commercial Metals
  36     133230   Technical Theatre 4                               1        58      534141                                                   3
                                                                                              Technology 2
  36     133240   Technical Theatre 5                               1
                                                                             33      293121   Western Art History                             1
  36     133250   Technical Theatre 6                               1
                                                                            25, 33   293131   Western Art History, Advanced Placement         1
  36     133260   Technical Theatre 7                               1
                                                                             60      491210   Wood and Metal Structures                       1
  36     133270   Technical Theatre 8                               1
                                                                             58      496120   Woodworking 1                                   1
  43     531020   Television/Multimedia Production 1                3
                                                                             58      496220   Woodworking 2                                   1
  43     531040   Television/Multimedia Production 2                3
                                                                             58      496321   Woodworking 3                                   1
  85     562030   Temporary Administrative Attendance Waiver        0
                                                                             58      496331   Woodworking 3A                                 0.5
  85     539810   Transition Skills Program at CTC                  1
                                                                             58      496421   Woodworking 4                                   1
  82     164101   United States History, Advanced Placement         1
                                                                             58      496431   Woodworking 4A                                 0.5
                  United States History, Advanced Placement and     1
  82     164141                                                              82      165151   World History, Advanced Placement               1
                  Seminar
                                                                                              World History, Advanced Placement and           1
                  United States History, Advanced Placement         1        82      165141
  82     164140                                                                               Seminar
                  Seminar
                                                                             82      165140   World History, Advanced Placement Seminar       1
  82     167020   United States, 1945 to the Present                1
                                                                             82      169220   World Religions                                 1
  41     439710   Voice Ensemble 1                                  1
                                                                             82      164510   World War 2                                     1
  41     439720   Voice Ensemble 2                                  1




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1       Graduation Requirements
         (see page 3)
                                                   Student’s Name                                                                                                Plan for Grade
    4 English (9, 10, 11 & 12 or AP)                   Career Pathway                                       HSA Requirements                                Student Service learning
    4 Mathematics (1 Algebra, 1 Geometry)
                                                   3                                                4                                               5
                                                       (see pages 5-13)                                     (see page 14)                                   (see page 15)
    3 Science (1 Biology, 2 lab science)
    3 Social Studies (Government, Modern           Earn 3 credits in one of the following:                                         Score                75 hours required                □
         World History, American Studies 2)        □ Arts & Communications                              Algebra/Data Analysis                           Additional service:
    1 Fine Arts                                    □ Business Management Systems                             Minimum 412
    1 Technology Education                         □ Health Services
    1 Fitness/Health                                                                                    Biology
                                                   □ Human Services
    3 Career Pathway Electives                                                                               Minimum 400
                                                   □ Industrial Engineering & Technology                                                                High School Credits Earned in
    2 World Language + 3 electives                 □ Natural Resources & Agriculture                    Government                                      Middle School
         OR                                                                                                 Minimum 394                                 Course                           Credits
                                                   Courses:
    2 Advanced Technology + 3 electives
         OR                                                                                             English
    4 in CTE + 1 elective                                                                                    Minimum 396

    25 MINIMUM TOTAL TO GRADUATE                                                                        Combined score:
                                                                                                              1602 minimum required
                                                                                                                                                        Plans After High School
                                                                                                        Interventions needed:
        Completer Programs                                                                                                                              □ Apprenticeship         □ Military
2
       (see page 4)                                                                                                                                     □ 2-year college/technical school
    □ USM         □ CTE            □ USM + CTE                                                                                                          □ 4-year college         □ Employment


        High School Options                            Course Selections (starting on page 21)
6                                                  7         GRADE 9                           GRADE 10                                  GRADE 11                             GRADE 12
         (see page 17)
    Indicate options and combinations of options                 RequIRed                           RequIRed                             RequIRed                             RequIRed
    to earn your diploma.                          English 9                     □     English 10                       □   English 11                     □ English 12 or AP                      □
    AP courses                                     Math                          □ Math                                 □ Math                             □ Math                                  □
                                                   Lab Science                   □ Biology                              □ Lab Science                      □
                                                   Government                    □ Modern World History                 □ American Studies 2               □
    IB courses


    Academies


    Career & Tech Center program                   total Credits                       total Credits                        total Credits                        total Credits


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