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					       Central OffiCe DireCtOry • 191 SOuth eaSt Street, freDeriCk, MD 21701
SeCOnDary SChOOl iMprOveMent, inStruCtiOn & aDMiniStratiOn
Associate Superintendent: Ann Bonitatibus                                     Phone 301-696-6805                        Fax 301-696-6801
High School Director (Acting): Kristi Mitchell                                Phone 301-696-6810                        Fax 301-696-6801
Middle School Director: Tracey Lucas                                          Phone 301-696-6810                        Fax 301-696-6801
eDuCatiOn that iS MultiCultural/GifteD & talenteD
Supervisor: Ted Luck                                                          Phone 301-696-6891                        Fax 301-696-6954
SpeCial eDuCatiOn
Director: TBD                                                                 Phone 301-644-5281                        Fax 301-644-5303
pSyChOlOGiCal ServiCeS
Supervisor: Ann Hammond                                                       Phone 301-696-6880                        Fax 301-696-5304
StuDent ServiCeS
Supervisor: Kathleen Hartsock                                                 Phone 301-644-5238                        Fax 301-644-5020
COunSelinG & StuDent SuppOrt
Coordinator: Janet Shipman                                                    Phone 301-644-5220                        Fax 301-644-5020
CurriCuluM & prOfeSSiOnal DevelOpMent
Director: Larkin Hohnke                                                       Phone 301-696-6810                        Fax 301-696-6801
SeCOnDary CurriCuluM SpeCialiStS
Arts (Visual & Performing): Russell Beaton                                    Phone 301-644-5264                        Fax 301-644-5241
Career & Technology Education: Victoria Clark                                 Phone 301-644-5200                        Fax 301-644-5119
Career & Technology Education: Elizabeth Duffy                                Phone 301-644-5200                        Fax 301-644-5119
Career & Technology Education: Kristine Pearl                                 Phone 301-644-5200                        Fax 301-644-5119
English/Language Arts: 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 301-644-5241
Science: Dr. Stacey Adamiak                                                   Phone 301-644-5267                        Fax 301-644-4139
Social Studies: Michael Bunitsky                                              Phone 301-644-5265                        Fax 301-644-5241
World Languages: T. DeWayne Cash                                              Phone 301-644-5261                        Fax 301-644-5241
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rOCk Creek SChOOl, 191 Waverley Drive, freDeriCk, MD 21702
Supervisor: Larry Steinly                                                     Phone 240-236-8763                        Fax 240-236-8764



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                 191 SOuth eaSt Street, freDeriCk, MD 21701 • phOne 301-696-6850 • fax 301-696-6950
Donna J. Crook                    Kathryn B. Groth             James Reeder              Brad Young
Angie L. Fish                     April Miller                 Jean A. Smith             Margo Dawes, Student Member
                                   Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Superintendent & Secretary-Treasurer
                                             Judith Ricketts, Administrative Director

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The Frederick County public school system does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment or employment in its programs and activities
on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Published 1/11
The 2011-2012 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
     • Arts and Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
     • Business Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
     • Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
     • Human Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
     • Industrial and Engineering Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
     • Natural Resources and Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
  • English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
  • Health & Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
  • Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
  • Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
  • Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
  • Transition Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
  • World Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
  • Other Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Step 8: High School Plan Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Step 9: Important Planning Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Step 10: Counselor Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Fast Forward Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Alphabetical Course Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
High School Plan #2: Final. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover
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                                                         2011–2012 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 (HSA’s). 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  2011–2012 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     Health
Physical Education                   0.5     Fitness for Life
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)
  SUBTOTAL                           20
             FulFIll the ADDItIOnAl FIve (5) cOurSe creDItS requIreD FOr grADuAtIOn vIA One OF the FOllOwIng OptIOnS:
                 Option 1                                       Option 2                                  Option 3
World Language/American Sign                 Advanced Technology–2 credits in the        Career & Technology Program (state
  Language–2 credits in the same               same area                                   approved) – 4 credits (minimum)
  language                                       • Architectural Engineering Design      Plus one elective credit
Plus three elective credits                      OR
                                                 • Pre-Engineering
                                             Plus three elective credits
  SUBTOTAL                            5
TOTAL                                25


                                             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)

                            2011–2012 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, a 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




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                                                                                                     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




                          2011–2012 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
       ✔ Fashion Merchandising                                                        ✔ Television and Multimedia Production

                                                                        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
 Film Study                                 Computer Aided Design (Architecture and   Creative Writing                           Advanced Theater Studies 1, 2
 Integrated Communication Technology           Engineering)                           Economics and Geography                    Advanced Theatrical Production 1, 2
 Introduction to Integrated Music           Computer Graphics 1, 2, 3, 4              Film Study                                 Band 1-8
    Technology                              Cosmetology                               Forensics and Debate                       Class Piano 1-8
 Journalism                                 Digital Photography 1                     Geography                                  Concert Choir 1-8
 Media Literacy                             Drawing and Painting 1, 2, 3              Humanities                                 Continuing Studies in Integrated Music
 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3   Fashion Merchandising                     International Business and Finance             Technology 2, 3, 4
 Music Technology                           Graphic Communications and Printing       Leadership Development                     Dance, Advanced
 National and Global Affairs                   Technology                             Media Literacy                             Dance, Beginner
 Publications 1, 2, 3                       Horticulture/Floriculture                 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3   Dance, Intermediate
 TV and Multimedia                          Jewelry and Small Sculpture               National and Global Affairs                Dance Production
 Web Site Development                       Landscape Management                      National and Global Issues                 Guitar 1-8
 World Language 3, 4                        Photography 1, 2, 3, 4                    Second World Language 1, 2, 3, 4           Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1-8
 ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience     Publications 1, 2, 3                      Sign Language 1, 2                         Introduction to Integrated Music
                                            Sculpture 1, 2                            Sociology                                      Technology
                                            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  2011–2012 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, 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
Microsoft Certification              Leadership Development               Web Site Development            World Language 3, 4
   Training 1, 2, 3                  Management and Entrepreneurship      World Language 3, 4             ★ Career Pathway
Statistics and Probability           Microsoft Certification              ★ Career Pathway                   Transition Experience
World Language 3, 4                     Training 1, 2, 3                     Transition Experience
★ Career Pathway                     Programming and Computer
   Transition Experience                Science
                                     Statistics and Probability
                                     World Language 3, 4
                                     ★ Career Pathway
                                        Transition Experience




                                     2011–2012 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 computers,
 desire to work in hospitals, clinics or health and wellness facilities.
                                                               FCPS PROGRAMS
                                                   ✔    Academy of Health Professions
                                                   ✔    Biomedical Sciences
                                                   ✔    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  2011–2012 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 Language and            American Popular Music                   Academy of Finance                       Advanced Placement Calculus
   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 Training 1, 2, 3   Individual & Dual Sports                 Advanced Placement Statistics            Environmental Science/
Psychology                                 Integrated Communications Technology     Advanced Placement                          Science and Societal Issues
Sociology                                  Introduction to Business                     US History                           Film Study
Web Site Development                       Management and Entrepreneurship          Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving    National and Global Affairs
World Language 3, 4                        Marketing Education 1, 2                 Applied Business Law                     National and Global Issues
★ Career Pathway Transition Experience     National and Global Affairs              Applied Communication                    Naval Science 1, 2, 3, 4
                                           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




                                           2011–2012 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                                                           ✔ Engineering (Project Lead the Way) and Pre-
     ✔      Cabinetmaking                                                                     Engineering
     ✔      Computer Aided Design (CAD) Architectural &                                     ✔ Graphic Communications and Printing Technology
            Engineering                                                                     ✔ Information Technology (Network, Database,
     ✔      Computer Technician                                                               Technician) (Cisco and A+ Certification)
     ✔      Construction Technology/Carpentry                                               ✔ Masonry
     ✔      Construction Technology/Electricity                                             ✔ Welding (Ag Metals)
     ✔      Construction Technology/Heating, Ventilation, Air
            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 Engineering and Design 1, 2, 3    Advanced Technical Studies                     Applied Technical Math
 Career Research /Development               Cabinet Making 1, 2, 3, 4                       Algebra-based Physics                          Architectural Engineering and Design 1, 2, 3
 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 Engineering and Design 1, 2, 3   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         Engine and Power Technology                     Career Research Development                    CAD Engineering - all
    Technology                              Graphics Communication and Printing             Chemistry                                      Calculus
 Integrating Communication Technology          Technology 1, 2                              Computer Technician/Analyst                    Carpentry and Construction Trades 1, 2, 3
 Microsoft Certification Training 1, 2, 3   Technical Drawing 1, 2, 3, 4                    Communications and Networking                  Construction Technology/Carpentry 1, 2, 3
 Music Technology                           Welding: Agriculture and Commercial             Communications Technology                      Construction Electricity 1, 2
 Pre College Topics in Computer Science        Metals Technology                            Computers and Technology                       Contemporary Mathematics
 Principles of Programming                  Wood and Metal Structures                       Contemporary Mathematics                       Engine and Power Technology
 Programming and Computer Concepts          Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4                          Drafting                                       Extended Technical Studies
 Television/Multimedia Production           World Language 3, 4                             Energy and Mathematical Modeling               Heating, Ventilation, Plumbing and Air
 Web Site Development                       ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience          Engineering (PLTW)                                Conditioning 1, 2
 World Language 3, 4                                                                        Physics                                        Landscape Management 1, 2
 ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience                                                     Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry                 Masonry 1, 2
                                                                                            Pre-College Topics in Computer Science         Physics
                                                                                            Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2, 3             Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
                                                                                            Principles of Programming                      Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2, 3
                                                                                            Programming and Computer Concepts              Spanish 3, 4
                                                                                            Science Research                               Technical Drawing 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                                                            Statistics and Probability                     Welding: Agriculture and Commercial Metals
                                                                                            Technical Drawing - all                           Technology
                                                                                            World Language 3, 4                            Wood and Metal Structures
                                                                                            ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience         Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                                                                                                           ★ Career Pathway Transition Experience



10  SteP 3 — cAreer PAthWAyS  2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                             
                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                          Grounds keeper                         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                        Chemistry 1, 2                   Agricultural Work Experience           Advanced Placement Chemistry
Contemporary Mathematics            Commercial Foods 1, 2            Architectural Engineering and Design   Advanced Placement Environmental
Earth/Space System Science          Contemporary Mathematics           1, 2, 3                                 Science
Environmental Science               Culinary Arts 1, 2               Contemporary Mathematics               Contemporary Mathematics
Forestry and Wildlife Management    Cultures and Cuisine             Engine and Power Technology 1, 2       Pre-Engineering Technology
Horticulture/Floriculture 1, 2, 3   Spanish 3, 4                     Horse Care and Management              Science Mentor-Intern Program
Landscape Management 1, 2           ★ Career Pathway Transition      Horticulture/Floriculture 1, 2, 3      Science Research
Spanish 3, 4                          Experience                     Spanish 3, 4                           World Language 3, 4
Statistics and Probability                                           Welding: Agriculture and Commercial    ★ Career Pathway Transition
Transition Education                                                    Metal Technologies 1, 2                Experience
★ Career Pathway Transition                                          ★ Career Pathway Transition
   Experience                                                           Experience




                                     2011–2012 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  2011–2012 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




                                     2011–2012 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.

2011-2012 hSa teStinG DateS

    WWW.fCpS.OrG > aCaDeMiCS >
    hiGh SChOOlS >                                                  StuDentS With aCCOMMODatiOnS
    hiGh SChOOl aSSeSSMentS
                                                                    A student with an identified disability is entitled to
WayS tO Meet the hSa paSSaGe                                        receive both instructional and testing accommoda-
requireMent                                                         tions as outlined in his/her Individualized Education
                                                                    Plan (IEP). A student with an IEP who has taken
• Earn a passing score on each of the 4 HSAs:
                                                                    and failed the HSA once may have the opportunity
        Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
                                                                    to take the Modified HSA with approval from the
        Algebra/Data Analysis. . . . . . . . . . 412
                                                                    school. Contact the teacher, IEP team or counselor
        English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
                                                                    for more information about accommodations for an
        Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
                                                                    HSA or Mod-HSA.
• Earn a combined score of 1602 on the four HSAs.
  This option allows students to offset a lower score
  on one HSA with a higher score on another HSA.   
• Use the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation, an
  alternative for students who have passed the HSA-
  related course but have not passed an HSA after
  two or more attempts.
• Earn a state-approved score on certain Advanced
  Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate
  (IB) tests as an alternative to taking the HSA in the
  related subject.
hSa reSultS
Scores are mailed to FCPS 6 weeks after the test
is taken. FCPS then sends the individual student
scores to the schools. The schools are responsible for
sending students’ scores to parents/guardians. Con-
tact your school if you do not receive HSA scores in
a timely manner.




14  SteP 4 — high School ASSeSSMentS  2011–2012 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 ten 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




                           2011–2012 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        192820   Biology – ALT                       1        10
 131211   English 9 – Merit                             1         9        192211   Biology – Merit                     1        10
 131410   English 9B                                    1         9        191111   Biology _ Honors                    1        10
 563880   English 9B – ELL                              1         9        163410   American Studies 2 – Directed       1        11
 131800   English 9                                     1         9        163111   American Studies 2 – Honors         1        11
 132111   English 10 – Honors                           1        10        163800   American Studies 2                  1        11
 132211   English 10 – Merit                            1        10        163211   American Studies 2 – Merit          1        11
 132410   English 10 – Directed                         1        10        161400   Government – Directed               1         9
 132800   English 10                                    1        10        161101   Government – Honors                 1         9
 132810   English 10 – ALT                              1        10        161820   Government                          1         9
 563810   English 10 – ELL                              1        10        161830   Government – ALT                    1         9
 133111   English 11 – Honors                           1        11        161201   Government – Merit                  1         9
 133211   English 11 – Merit                            1        11        563890   Government – ELL                    1         9
 133410   English 11 – Directed                         1        11        161410   Modern World History – Directed     1        10
 133800   English 11                                    1        11        161111   Modern World History – Honors       1        10
 231201   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis                  1                  161800   Modern World History                1        10
 231330   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis                  1                  161211   Modern World History – Merit        1        10
 231230   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – ALT            1
 231340   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part A         1
 231240   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part A ALT     1
 231380   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part B         1
 231250   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part B ALT     1
 231271   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part A         1
 231281   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis – Part B         1
 232201   Geometry with Reasoning                       1
 231111   Geometry with Reasoning – Honors              1
 232220   Geometry with Reasoning                       1
 232211   Statistics and Probability                    1
 231291   Yearlong Algebra                              1
 192410   Biology – Directed                            1        10
 192800   Biology                                       1        10




16  SteP 5 — Student SerVice leArning  2011–2012 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
                                                                           academy of health professions
    work will prepare students for post-high school education.
                                                                           Career and Technology Center
    Merit                                                                  apex academy (advanced placement experience)
    Merit courses are designed for students who generally                  Brunswick HS and Middletown HS
    meet or exceed the objectives and expectations of the
                                                                           arts & Communications academy
    essential curriculum, both in terms of content knowl-
                                                                           Governor Thomas Johnson HS
    edge and application. Course work includes a balance
    of concrete and abstract material, with an emphasis on                 CapS — Cadet advanced placement Diploma academy
    both teacher-directed and independent work. Successful                 Frederick HS
    completion of Merit course work will prepare a student for             environmental academy
    post-high school education.                                            Catoctin HS
    Directed                                                               international Baccalaureate academy
    Directed courses are designed for students who require                 Urbana HS
    considerable assistance and support in meeting the objec-
                                                                           leadership, pre-law, public Service academy (leappS)
    tives and expectations of the essential curriculum, both in
                                                                           Frederick HS
    terms of content and application. Course work includes
    an emphasis on concrete material, with additional time,                leadership academy
    adaptive strategies, and intensive teacher assistance.                 Oakdale HS




                               2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 6 — high School oPtionS  17
        navy Junior rOtC (nJrOtC) academy
                                                                     Career & teChnOlOGy eDuCatiOn (Cte) prOGraMS
        Linganore HS
                                                                     – (SChOOl-BaSeD)
        pre-engineering academy
                                                                     Each high school offers a range of programs that meet Mary-
        Oakdale HS and Tuscarora HS
                                                                     land’s Approved CTE Completer graduation requirements. See
        project lead the Way – pre-engineering                       the Career & Technology and Transition Education sections of
        Linganore HS and Walkersville HS                             Step 7 for courses in these programs:
        teaching academy                                                  • Agriculture: Animal Science
        Brunswick HS
                                                                          • Agriculture Mechanics
                                                                          • Automotive Mechanics
Career & teChnOlOGy Center (CtC)
                                                                          • Business Finance & Management
CTC offers a solid education to high school students who want
                                                                          • Cabinetmaking
to enhance their academic studies with specialized, hands-on
training in competitive fields. Located adjacent to the Fred-             • Child Care Services
erick Community College campus in Frederick, the school                   • Computer Science
equips students in 10th-12th grades with the skills and know-             • Engineering
ledge to compete in today’s job market through 25 programs:
                                                                          • Horticulture
    •  Academy of Finance                                                 • Transition Education
    •  Academy of Health Professions                                      • Woodworking and more
    •  Agricultural and Commercial Metals Technology
                                                                     Students who plan to enter a community college or an appren-
    •  Advanced Web Design and Animation                             ticeship program will want to consider the CTE programs that
    •  Automotive Technology                                         offer college credit through agreements with Frederick Com-
    •  Biomedical Sciences                                           munity College and other post-secondary institutions. Details
    •  Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Architectural                     can be found in the Fast Forward section.
    •  Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Engineering
    •  Carpentry                                                     enGliSh lanGuaGe learninG (ell) prOGraM
    •  CISCO Computer Networking Academy                             ELL instruction helps English Language Learners become
    •  Collision Repair                                              proficient in English. The program also promotes successful
    •  Computer Technician/Analyst                                   integration into mainstream academic programs for students
                                                                     in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade whose first, or
    •  Construction Electricity
                                                                     primary, language is not English and who have limited English
    •  Cosmetology                                                   proficiency. English Language Learners new to Frederick
    •  Criminal Justice                                              County are assessed for English language proficiency. Each
    •  Culinary Arts                                                 spring, English language proficiency is assessed to determine
    •  Fundamentals of Nursing                                       whether or not this student group is making progress and
    •  Graphic Communications & Printing Technology                  ultimately achieving proficiency in English. The ELL Depart-
                                                                     ment recognizes the importance of parental involvement; this
    •  Landscape Management
                                                                     department provides interpreters for parent conferences and
    •  Marketing                                                     translations for many documents. High school ELL students
    •  Masonry                                                       attend and take ELL classes at Frederick High School. Summer
    •  Plumbing/HVAC                                                 school support is offered to help ensure that student gains
    •  TV\Multimedia Production                                      made during the school year are not lost.
    •  Welding: Agricultural and Commercial Metals
       Technology                                                    faSt fOrWarD
Eligibility is based on good school attendance and program-          Through agreements with more than eleven post-secondary
specific criteria.                                                   institutions, the Fast Forward program enables students to earn
                                                                     college or technical school credit for designated high school
Most CTC programs are two-year series, and many prepare
                                                                     classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. The pro-
students for national and state certification and offer college
                                                                     gram “fast forwards” students to high-level courses — allow-
credits. Bus transportation to the CTC campus is provided to
                                                                     ing them to graduate with a degree or certificate sooner and
and from the students’ home schools. For more information,
                                                                     possibly save tuition costs, too. Talk with your school counselor
see the Career and Technology Education section of Step 7,
                                                                     about the enrollment process and other important information.
visit the CTC website, contact the CTC counselor and talk with
                                                                     A list of Fast Forward courses available at area colleges and
your home high school counselor.
                                                                     technical schools can be found at the back of this guide.


18  SteP 6 — high School oPtionS  2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
                                                                           early admission to an approved vocational, technical or
tranSitiOn eDuCatiOn
                                                                           Other post-high School program
WOrk-BaSeD anD Career experienCeS 
                                                                           A student who has completed 11th grade may have the
These programs give students workplace experiences that cor-               12th grade enrollment requirement waived through
respond to their career pathways, community service interests              acceptance into and successful completion of an
and/or plans following graduation. See the Career & Technol-               approved vocational, technical, or other post-high
ogy Education and Transition Education sections of Step 7 for              school program.
course descriptions. Consult with your teacher, counselor and
the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator at your school                early College admission
to explore the programs and get applications.                              A student who has completed 11th grade may have the
                                                                           12th grade enrollment requirement waived through
      Career research & Development (formerly Cooperative
                                                                           acceptance into and successful completion of the first
      Work Study) 
                                                                           year in an early college admission program.
      This two-year program is available at all high schools
      and includes both an in-school component and a paid                  early Graduation
      work experience in the senior year that reflects future              A student may receive a Maryland high school diploma
      employment plans. Most students attend their home                    after 11th grade through an approved waiver of 12th
      high schools in the morning and work in the afternoon.               grade enrollment, providing she or he has met all gradu-
                                                                           ation credit, competency and student service learning
      Cooperative pre-apprenticeships  (CtC) and Capstone
                                                                           requirements. A student who graduates early will
      Work experiences (high Schools)
                                                                           receive his or her high school diploma at graduation and
      Pre-apprenticeships and capstone work experiences give               is eligible for commencement honors, although the total
      seniors apprenticeship or work experience in the occu-               credits earned could have an impact on the final grade
      pation they studied. Participants are employed part-                 point average used in the selection process.
      time under the cooperative supervision of the employer
      and the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator. The                flexible evening high School
      student is paid regular wages by the employer, and a                 Flexible Evening High School (FEHS) offers students
      pre-apprenticeship student also earns time credit toward             of high school age an opportunity to earn a Maryland
      fulfilling the requirements of a regular apprenticeship              high school diploma by attending classes two evenings
      while in high school.                                                per week and accumulating credits. Students attend
                                                                           FEHS for a variety of reasons, the most common being
      internships  
                                                                           to make up a class or classes. Attendance is required,
      Juniors and seniors gain valuable career-related experi-             but much of the work is done online at home. See your
      ences for one or two semesters in the field in which they            counselor to register online for FEHS courses.
      plan to major in college. Each intern is paired with an
      adult mentor who helps craft the internship.                         frederick County virtual School
                                                                           FCVS provides online learning as an alternative means
      Open Campus
                                                                           of education when traditional avenues are not available.
      This program allows seniors to participate in activities             These high-quality virtual courses offer flexibility of
      in an off-campus setting that will contribute to advanced            time and place. A full range of FCPS approved courses,
      standing, including enrollment at local educational                  including Advanced Placement, is available. Look for
      institutions.                                                        the “FCVS” designation after courses listed in Step
      Student Service learning                                             7. Students read textbooks, interact with an online
      Eleventh and twelfth grade students interested in                    community of teachers and students, conduct experi-
      helping community agencies or in serving as tutors to                ments, complete assignments, and take tests. Your
      elementary, middle or high school students who need                  school counselor can provide more information about
      academic support may earn high school credit or work                 the Frederick County Virtual School and the electronic
      toward a Meritorious Service Certificate.                            application process.
                                                                           GeD and external Diploma programs
alternativeS tO fOur-year enrOllMent                                       The Adult Education Office, located in Walkersville,
Four-year enrollment in a public high school may not serve                 offers out-of-school adults the opportunity to obtain
the best interests of some students. FCPS offers a number                  a high school diploma through General Educational
of alternatives, as outlined in this section. The total credits            Development (GED) preparation and testing or through
earned in the following educational programs could have an                 the Maryland External Diploma Program (EDP). Other
impact on the final grade point average used in the selection              Adult Education programs enable county residents to
process for graduation honors. Contact your school counselor               improve skills and knowledge in areas that comple-
for additional information regarding these alternatives, and               ment the FCPS curriculum. Generally for enrichment
carefully review the procedures and requirements outlined in               rather than credit, these include Adult Basic Education,
FCPS Regulation 400-34.                                                    English for speakers of other languages and Even Start.

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Waiver frOM freDeriCk COMMunity COlleGe plaCe-                      COlleGe entranCe Criteria
Ment teStinG                                                        Colleges generally use the following criteria to select their
Frederick Community College offers a waiver from their place-       applicants:
ment testing in mathematics for students who have met at least
                                                                         • Types and rigor of courses taken
one of the following conditions:
                                                                         • Algebra 2 (minimum) See College Entrance Require-
    • Final grade of B or better in Algebra 2 (or higher math
                                                                           ments for Mathematics described on page 94.
      class) during the junior or senior year
                                                                         • World Language
    • SAT Math test score of 550 or higher
                                                                         • Grades received
    • ACT Math test score of 21 or higher
                                                                         • Class rank
Students need to be aware that the senior mathematics waiver
lasts one year, and the SAT and ACT lasts five years after               • SAT I/ACT scores
graduation. College staff strongly recommends that students
                                                                         • Recommendations from counselors, teachers,
take their general education math course during their first year
                                                                           administrators, and community members
at FCC.
                                                                         • Student activities
                                                                         • College interview
                                                                    The above criteria may vary in order of importance from
                                                                    college to college. Further information on the criteria, as well
                                                                    as assistance in preparing for college, may be obtained from
                                                                    your school counselor. Many colleges are increasing their
                                                                    requirements, so be sure to plan ahead.




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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
    • Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
• Career & Technology Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    • Arts and Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    • Business Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    • Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
         • Academy of Health Professions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
         • Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    • Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    • Industrial and Engineering Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
    • Project Lead the Way: Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
    • Natural Resources and Agriculture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
• English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
• Health & Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
• Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
• Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
• Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
• Transition Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
• World Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
• Other Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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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 directly.


                aCaDeMy Of finanCe                                       Economics and the World of Finance: The study in macro and
Offered at the Career and Technology Center.                             micro-economics provides students an understanding of how
Student application process required, see your counselor.
                                                                         our market economy functions in a global setting. Students
                                                                         survey economic concepts, including those principles recom-
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
                                                                         mended by the Joint Economic Council. A study of capital
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
                                                                         markets acquaints students with the role that various markets
will be included in the summer supply letter.
                                                                         and securities play in the overall economic framework.
The Academy of Finance is a unique national program to
                                                                         Financial Planning/Financial Operations: Students are intro-
prepare 11th and 12th grade students to pursue careers in
the world of financial services. The course work introduces              duced to the financial planning process and the components of
students to all facets of the financial services industry. This          a comprehensive financial plan. Students learn how to prepare
high-caliber program integrates classroom instruction with               a financial plan that includes saving, investing, borrowing, risk
workplace experience through a unique six-week paid summer               management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning.
internship. Students regularly visit banks, brokerage houses,            International Finance: Students explore the major compo-
financial exchanges, insurance companies, accounting firms,              nents of the international financial system, including foreign
and government agencies.                                                 exchange markets, international financial markets, interna-
In addition to the Academy of Finance courses, students take a           tional banking, and multinational corporations.
college course in their senior year and are strongly encouraged          Securities Operations: Students focus on the role of the opera-
to take at least three years of mathematics, one year of account-        tions department in a modern securities organization. Through
ing, and a semester of computer applications, as well as study
                                                                         a study of the structure of brokerage firms, the trading process,
a world language. The academy is organized to encourage
                                                                         credit and margin practices, automated processes, and govern-
students to work together in an interdisciplinary project-based
                                                                         ment regulations, students gain an understanding of how a
approach in order to become engaged in learning.
                                                                         securities firm serves its customers and plays an important role
Students follow a curriculum that is intensive in economic and           in the economy. Students apply their knowledge of economics,
business principles to provide them a comprehensive picture of           accounting, and data processing to the operations process.
career options available within the industry. Students partici-          Emphasis is placed on the skills and attitudes necessary for
pate in an internship and various job-shadowing opportunities            success in business and college.
throughout the school year and are encouraged to enroll in
accounting courses at their home schools.                                Strategies for Success: Students study and develop the solid
                                                                         interpersonal skills necessary for success in the financial
                                                                         business world. Students develop good work and study habits,
aCaDeMy Of finanCe
                                                                         learn to prepare portfolios, locate resources, develop career
538010     Academy of Finance 1               4 credits       Grade 11   plans, and start preparing for college.
538031     Academy of Finance 2               4 credits       Grade 12
538021     Academy of Finance 2               3 credits       Grade 12   Theory for Financial Decision Making: Students are given a
                                                                         basic accounting review followed by an introduction to and
Course curriculum consists of the following components:
                                                                         application of the principles of partnership and corporation
Banking and Credit: Students survey the principles and                   accounting. Emphasis is on the interpretation and managerial
practices of banking and credit in the United States. Students           use of accounting records and on developing skills in adapt-
learn about the major functions of banks and other depository            ing accounting methods to the needs of a given business. The
institutions, their in-house operations and procedures, central          course also includes accounting control systems, the relation-
banking through the Federal Reserve System, and modern                   ship between automated and manual processing of accounting
trends in the banking industry. The credit component provides            data, and information on careers in accounting.
an overview of credit functions and operations including credit
risk evaluation, loan creation and debit collection.

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                                                                        • Completion of four other self-selected AP courses, including
COlleGe BuSineSS anD finanCe
                                                                           a science or math course, and the Philosophy of Knowledge
537701     1 credit                                        Grade 12
                                                                           course (not an AP course) in the senior year.
Dual enrollment at Frederick Community College for 3 college credits.
                                                                        Careful planning and selection of courses in the initial high
Tuition may be required.
                                                                        school grades are important so that students can meet the
This course is the college-level component of the Academy               prerequisites for optional AP courses in the upper grade levels. 
of Finance program sequence. It is required to qualify for the          If a student, with appropriate counseling, decides that the
National Academy Foundation Certificate of Financial Studies            APEX program is no longer meeting his/her personal goals,
but is not required to be a high school Career and Technology           the student may enter the honors level program.
Education completer for high school graduation. The course
introduces effective use of planning, organization and control                       APeX curriculuM SeQuence
in the management of a business enterprise. Also included are
units in personnel and plant management, marketing prin-                            grade 9                            grade 10
ciples, business and government relations, and an introduction           English 9 Honors                     English 10 Honors
to finance.

                                                                         Algebra-Based Physics,               Chemistry Honors
             apex aCaDeMy                                                  Honors                             AP Environmental Science
     (aDvanCeD plaCeMent experienCe)                                                                           (MHS: after completing all
Offered at Brunswick and Middletown High Schools.                                                              science requirements)
APEX is a four-year program for students beginning in 9th                Government Honors                    BHS: AP World History
grade. Students follow a comprehensive curriculum combining                                                   MHS: AP Government and
accelerated honors-level and intensive advanced placement-                                                     Politics: United States
level course work. The course of study provides students with
a broad, general background that prepares them for AP course                                                  One additional student-
work. Due to the rigorous nature of the APEX curriculum,                                                       selected AP course
support services are provided by the APEX program coordina-                                                    (optional)
tor and through after-school seminar study sessions. APEX                           grade 11                           grade 12
scholars who meet or exceed six AP courses receive recogni-
                                                                         English 11 Honors                    Philosophy of Knowledge
tion at graduation and on their high school transcripts.
                                                                         AP English Language and
Students interested in this program must submit a complete                 Composition
application packet. Each student is responsible for completing
                                                                         Self-selected AP courses (one Additional student-selected
and submitting the admission packet with all of the following
                                                                           or more math or science      AP courses
necessary items: teacher evaluation forms (4); student applica-
                                                                           highly recommended)
tion; list of references; extracurricular/co-curricular form;
and counselor and principal verification form. Applicants may            Note: Curriculum requirements are subject to change.
also be required to complete a timed-writing component. The
APEX selection committee reviews each nominee’s perfor-
mance and readiness in a holistic manner. Nominees receive                   artS & COMMuniCatiOn aCaDeMy
a letter of acceptance status. Nominees have a period of ten            Offered at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.
weekdays from the postmarked date of the decision letter to             Audition and/or portfolio required.
return a letter of commitment or a letter of appeal.                    Advanced courses in music, theatre, and the visual arts are
program requirements                                                    taught at a college level with an intense curriculum to chal-
•   All state and FCPS requirements for graduation                      lenge and engage students, preparing them for the finest
                                                                        colleges and/or for a career in the arts or communications field
•   Completion of a minimum of six AP courses
                                                                        of study. Students are given the opportunity to gain knowledge
•   Completion of a minimum of six AP examinations                      and enrichment from field trips, concerts, plays, museum
•   Required pre-course reading                                         visits, and interaction with professional artists, mentors and
•   Preparatory courses in 9th and 10th grades                          workshops. Students enrolled in the academy are assisted in
•   Completion of two mandatory AP courses: AP World His-               portfolio development along with gathering career and college
    tory, a yearlong course in 10th grade at Brunswick High             information to prepare them for higher learning.
    School or AP Government and Politics: United States, a 10th         Arts and Communications Academy graduates leave with
    grade course at Middletown High School; and AP English              work-readiness skills, courses, and experiences necessary
    Language and Composition in 11th or 12th grade. English             in concentrated areas of study to enter a post-secondary
    11 Honors must also be completed.                                   institution.


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                                                                         Advanced Theatre Studies is for students who have success-
aDvanCeD MuSiC StuDieS (aMS)
                                                                         fully completed previous drama courses. Students focus on the
664121      Advanced Music Studies 1A       2 credits   Grades 10-12
                                                                         advanced components of theatre productions. They continue to
664151      Advanced Music Studies 1B       2 credits   Grades 10-12
                                                                         refine their skills in a variety of areas, including voice, move-
664221      Advanced Music Studies 2A       2 credits   Grades 10-12
                                                                         ment, scriptwriting, directing, and a focus on specific perfor-
664251      Advanced Music Studies 2B       2 credits   Grades 10-12
                                                                         mance eras. Particular attention is paid to the history of theatre
Pre-requisites:
                                                                         and its role in our culture. Students also explore the relationship
Advanced Music Studies 1A: submission of a completed application,        between such visual elements as design and directing and the
successful completion of a scheduled performance audition, written       script itself. Students are required to participate in a number of
recommendation of a high school music instructor, and prior permis-      performances, some of which may occur in the evening or on
sion of the instructor.                                                  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 students who have success-                 ATS students who successfully complete ATS 1A and 1B will
fully completed previous music courses. It provides unique               receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement upon graduation.
preparation in music education for students planning to
pursue the study of music after high school. Students focus              ATS students who successfully complete ATS 2A and 2B
on the comprehensive study of ensemble performance, theory               will receive a Master Level 2 diploma endorsement upon
and harmony, music history, listening, and sight-singing/ear             graduation.
training. Students may elect to concentrate in either vocal or
instrumental music.                                                      aDvanCeD viSual artS StuDieS (avaS)
                                                                         293200     3-Dimensional Art Forms 1                 Grades 10-12
Students are required to participate in a number of perfor-
                                                                         293210     3-Dimensional Art Forms 2                 Grades 10-12
mances, some of which may occur in the evening or on the
                                                                         291110     Advanced Approaches to
weekend. Mandatory after-school rehearsals may be scheduled
                                                                                    Drawing & Painting 1                      Grades 10-12
as needed. Students selecting AMS should be prepared to
                                                                         291120     Advanced Approaches to
participate in all aspects of the program and should not enroll
                                                                                    Drawing & Painting 2                      Grades 10-12
if attendance at performances is a problem.
                                                                         294100     Advanced Computer Graphics 1              Grades 10-12
Level 1 core classes include: Music Theory 1, Sight Singing              294110     Advanced Computer Graphics 2              Grades 10-12
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 10-12
Piano 1.                                                                 291190     Extending the Boundaries
                                                                                    within Photography 2                      Grades 10-12
Level 2 core classes include: Music Theory 2, Sight Singing
                                                                         297100     Journeys through Art Styles,
and Ear Training 2, Listening and Literature 2, Instructional
                                                                                    Theories & Applications                   Grades 10-12
and Vocal Chamber Music 2, Music Technology 2, and Class
                                                                         297130     Student Thesis Seminar in
Piano 2.
                                                                                    Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 1          Grades 10-12
AMS students who successfully complete AMS 1A and 1B will                297110     Student Thesis Seminar in
receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement upon graduation.                              Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 2          Grades 10-12
                                                                         293141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 1          Grades 10-12
AMS students who successfully complete AMS 2A and 2B
                                                                         294141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 2          Grades 10-12
will receive a Master Level 2 diploma endorsement upon
                                                                         295141     Studio Art, Advanced Placement 3          Grades 10-12
graduation.
                                                                         293131     Western Art History, Advanced Placement   Grades 10-12
                                                                         Advanced Visual Arts Studies is for students who have success-
aDvanCeD theatre StuDieS (atS)
                                                                         fully completed previous foundation art courses. It provides
664311      Advanced Theatre Studies 1A 2 credits Grades 10-12
                                                                         unique preparation for students planning to pursue the study
664321      Advanced Theatre Studies 1B 2 credits Grades 10-12
                                                                         of visual art after high school. Students improve their ability to
664331      Advanced Theatre Studies 2A 2 credits Grades 10-12
                                                                         understand and to organize the elements of art and principles
664341      Advanced Theatre Studies 2B 2 credits Grades 10-12
                                                                         of design.
Pre-requisites:
Advanced Theatre Studies 1: submission of a completed application,       AVAS students develop an individual portfolio, a process
successful completion of a schedule performance audition, writ-          portfolio, and refinements in individual artistic styles and
ten recommendation of a high school drama instructor, and prior          techniques. Students analyze and critique their own work, as
permission of the instructor.                                            well as the work of others, using design terminology. Students
Advanced Theatre Studies 2: successful completion of Advanced The-       learn and understand the chronological development of art
atre Studies 1, successful completion of a re-audition (if requested),   from early beginnings through the modern world.
and prior permission of the instructor.


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Some projects may require long-term or intense exploration as           •   Chemistry
well as the purchase of materials and supplies as agreed upon           •   Biology
with the teacher.
                                                                        •   Environmental Science
AVAS students who successfully complete Journey through                 •   Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Art Styles, Theories and Applications; Advanced Visual Art
                                                                        •   Forestry/Wildlife Management
Academy concentration course; Student Thesis Seminar; and
AP Studio Art will receive a Level 1 diploma endorsement                •   Horticulture/Floriculture
upon graduation.                                                        •   Earth Systems Science Research
AVAS students who successfully complete Journey through                 •   Agri-Science
Art Styles, Theories and Applications; two credits of Advanced          •   Statistics and Probability
Visual Art Academy concentration courses; two-credit Student            •   National Global Issues or Law and Society
Thesis Seminar; and AP Studio Art 2 will receive a Master
                                                                        •   Transition Education (Internship, Work Study, Service
Level 2 diploma endorsement upon graduation.
                                                                            Learning, and Open Campus)
                                                                        Clubs, activities and projects:
         CaDet aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                       •   Astronomy Club
          SChOlarS aCaDeMy (CapS)                                       •   Envirothon
Offered at Frederick High School.                                       •   Enlighten Maryland
CAPS provides comprehensive advanced placement course                   •   FFA
curricula to challenge academically gifted and motivated                •   Horseshoe Crab Project
college-bound students. Students who plan to successfully
                                                                        •   Schoolyard Habitat
complete six or more advanced placement classes and tests
prior to graduation are eligible. Unlike other AP programs, the         •   SOME Club (Save Our Mother Earth)
CAPS program begins during the sophomore year with an AP                •   Stream Survey
World History class that provides a college-level world history         •   The Big Sweep
curriculum and class activities that prepare students for the
                                                                        •   Tree Grow-Out Station
rigor and pace of college instruction.

                                                                                internatiOnal BaCCalaureate
           envirOnMental aCaDeMy
Offered at Catoctin High School.
                                                                                          aCaDeMy
                                                                        Offered at Urbana High School.
This academy prepares students for careers in environmental
                                                                        This highly challenging two-year curriculum leads to a
science and environmentally-related fields. Upon completion
                                                                        qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s lead-
of the required course work, a transitional education experi-
                                                                        ing universities. The program requires study in each of six
ence that emphasizes the environment, and participation in
                                                                        “groups.” Interested students should go to www.uhsmd.org to
the approved club(s), students graduate with the distinction of
                                                                        access the IB Program booklet and application and talk with
being an Environmental Academy Scholar. The program’s goals
are to:                                                                 the counselor and their parents/guardians before deciding
                                                                        whether to apply.
• Foster critical thinking, enhance problem-solving skills and
                                                                        • Group 1 – Language A (English)
  promote a deep understanding of environmental awareness.
                                                                        • Group 2 – Language B (Second Language)
• Increase preparatory skills to pursue a greater number of
                                                                        • Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
  post-secondary opportunities, including immediate entry
  into the workplace and acceptance at higher education                 • Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
  institutions.                                                         • Group 5 – Mathematics
• Enhance direct collaboration with local, county and state             • Group 6 – Arts and Computer Science
  agencies in their pursuit to create a positive environmental          Students may elect to substitute an additional course from
  impact on the community.                                              groups 1-4 or one of the Computer Science courses for the Arts
• Utilize computer-based lab equipment and internet-based               (Group 6) requirement. Theory of Knowledge is required of all
  collaboration as the primary instructional technologies to            IB students. Schedules for IB diploma students are somewhat
  access research ideas and information.                                different from those of non-IB students. “Higher Level” IB
                                                                        courses will be scheduled over a two-year period, meeting 90
Courses (See course descriptions in Step 7)
                                                                        minutes every other day for two years. IB courses are listed in
• Introduction to Chemistry and Physics                                 Step 7 under the appropriate curricular categories.
• Algebra-Based Physics


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                                                                    • Completion of two leadership courses to be taken in
    leaDerShip, pre-laW, puBliC ServiCe                               consecutive years.
           aCaDeMy (leappS)                                         • Choice of academic program from approved academic
Offered at Frederick High School.
                                                                      coursework or CTE completer program.
                                                                    • Capstone Project and Exit Interview.
The goal of this program is to prepare, promote and develop
future leaders in the field of public service, law, government,     • Participation in a choice of clubs, activities and other
public administration, and related fields. Class work in the          Civic Engagement activities.
social sciences and humanities are the classroom focus of the       Interested students may download a copy of the Oakdale High
program. Students are required to take a leadership course          School Leadership Academy Program Guide from the http://
which will culminate in the development, organization and           ohs.sites.fcps.org/
implementation of a project which utilizes their leadership
skills. Students will be required to complete a variety of
specific courses; both required and electives. Participation in            naval JuniOr reServe OffiCerS
extracurricular activities and community programs are also an                 traininG COrpS (nJrOtC)
integral part of the academy.                                       Offered at Linganore High School.
Minimum requirements include:                                       The NJROTC program encompasses strong academic course
                                                                    work complemented by extracurricular activities that foster the
•   Required Social Studies credits - 5
                                                                    pillars of character and citizenship. Students in this program
•   AP Literature or AP Language                                    complete four courses in Naval Science in addition to their
•   Humanities elective courses -2                                  other academic course work.
•   Outside the classroom, students are required to
    demonstrate leadership skills through participation in          naval SCienCe 1
    a variety of clubs and organizations as well as service
                                                                    568810                                                Grades 9 – 12
    learning activities.
                                                                    Prerequisite: Sports physical .
Interested students may obtain an application from the guid-
ance office and complete the admissions agreement, essay,           This course is the first of a series of four courses in the
academic and extracurricular information, and obtain all            NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course
appropriate teacher recommendations and signatures.                 work complemented by many extracurricular activities that
                                                                    foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science
                                                                    1 includes content in: Introduction to the NJROTC Program;
               leaDerShip aCaDeMy                                   Introduction to Leadership; Naval Ships; Mission and Organi-
Offered at Oakdale High School.                                     zation; The Nation, Navy and the People in American Democ-
                                                                    racy; Introduction to Navigation and Time; Health Education;
The Oakdale High School Leadership Academy empowers                 First Aid; and Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse Prevention.
tomorrow’s leaders today, by equipping students with the skills     The course includes Military Drill, and wearing the NJROTC
and processes necessary to effectively lead in the dynamic          uniform is required one day each week.
world in which we live. Students will be actively engaged in
leadership coursework that emphasizes the requisite skills for      Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval
21st century learners – technology, communication, world            Science 2.
perspectives, problem solving and ethical decision making.
Through completion of a rigorous program of academic                naval SCienCe 2
courses, or CTE Completer Program, Student Service Learning         568820                                                Grades 10 – 12
and Civic Engagement projects, students will have opportuni-        Prerequisite: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 1.
ties to apply concepts learned through a variety of leadership
                                                                    This course is the second of a series of four courses in the
activities.
                                                                    NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course
The Academy is 2 years of intensive leadership studies that may     work complemented by many extracurricular activities that
begin in the fall of sophomore or junior year.                      foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science
                                                                    2 includes content in: Leadership Theory; Naval History;
Program requirements include:
                                                                    and Naval Sciences including Meteorology, Oceanography,
• Successfully meet all program prerequisites: courses              Astronomy, Electricity and Aerodynamics. This course
  with minimum grades.                                              includes Military Drill, and wearing the NJROTC uniform is
• Completed Application.                                            required one day each week.
• All state and FCPS requirements for graduation.                   Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval
• Required summer reading.                                          Science 3.



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naval SCienCe 3
568830                                               Grades 11 – 12                 prOJeCt leaD the Way:
Prerequisites: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 2.                 pre-enGineerinG aCaDeMy
This course is the third in a series of four courses in the            Offered at Linganore and Walkersville High Schools.
NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course                  A series of five courses emphasizing problem-solving applied
work complemented by many extracurricular activities that              logic, research, and design introduces students to the scope,
foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science         rigor, and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.
3 includes content in: Application of Leadership Skills, Naval
Operations, Marine Navigation, Shipboard Organization and
Watches, Naval Weapons and Aircraft, Sea Power and National            intrODuCtiOn tO enGineerinG DeSiGn (ieD)
Security, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea.             497011                                                 Grades 9 - 12
Students enrolled in NJROTC will practice drill regularly and          This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design
are required to wear the uniform one day each week.                    development process for products. Models of product solutions
Students completing this course are prepared to enroll in Naval        are created, analyzed, and communicated using solid modeling
Science 4.                                                             computer design software (AutoCAD Inventor).
                                                                       This course satisfies the one credit graduation requirement for
naval SCienCe 4                                                        Technology Education effective with the 2007-08 school year.
568840                                                      Grade 12
Prerequisites: Sports physical and completion of Naval Science 3.      prinCipleS Of enGineerinG (pOe)
This course is the culmination of a series of four courses in the      497000                                             Grades 9 - 12
NJROTC program. It encompasses strong academic course                  Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in
work complemented by many extracurricular activities that              Geometry.
foster the pillars of character and citizenship. Naval Science 4
includes content in: Naval Leadership Techniques and Prin-             This course helps students understand the field of engineer-
ciples, Theory of Human Motivation, Group Dynamics, Basics             ing/engineering technology. Exploring various technology
of Effective Communication, Carrying-out Orders, the Chain             systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how
of Command, and practical application of leadership skills.            engineers and technicians use math, science and technology
Students enrolled in NJROTC practice drill regularly and are           in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people.
required to wear the uniform one day each week.                        The course also includes concerns about social and political
                                                                       consequences of technological change.
Students successfully completing Naval Science 3 and/or 4
may have enhanced opportunities to earn an NJROTC college              This course satisfies the one-credit graduation requirement
scholarship and are eligible for early promotion if they choose        for Technology for students who took the course prior to the
to enlist in the military after high school.                           2007-08 school year.

                                                                       DiGital eleCtrOniCS (De)
           pre-enGineerinG aCaDeMy
Grades 10-12 .                                                         497301                                             Grades 9 - 12
                                                                       Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in
Offered at Oakdale and Tuscarora High Schools.
                                                                       Algebra 2.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and ICP.
Students study a combination of science, math, and technology          This is an applied logic course that focuses on the applica-
courses over a three-year period. In addition to traditional           tion of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation
course work, students are introduced to practical applications         software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the
in the following fields of engineering – CAD, robotics, electri-       actual construction of circuits and devices.
cal systems, mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics,
structures, manufacturing (CNC), residential wiring, damage            aerOSpaCe enGineerinG (ae)
control, lasers, and quality control. Hands-on experience              491200                                                Grades 11 - 12
is combined with classroom study to introduce students to              Offered only at Walkersville High School.
the various areas of engineering. Courses in this three-year
                                                                       Recommended: POE, IED, and DE.
program must include:
• Pre-Engineering 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 courses. These          vehicles for both atmospheric and space travel, and use many
   courses must be approved for each student by the school’s           different types of technical software. The course covers the
   Pre-Engineering Academy Advisory Board.                             history of flight, aerodynamics and aerodynamics testing, flight


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systems, astronautics, space life sciences, aerospace materials,
and systems engineering. Working in teams, students learn                            teaChinG aCaDeMy
about documenting work, solving problems, and communi-               Offered at Brunswick High School.
cating solutions to other students and members of the profes-
sional aerospace engineering community.                              This academy provides students with an opportunity to explore
                                                                     the field of education in depth and offers a range of authentic
                                                                     experiences. Upon successful completion of the course
enGineerinG DeSiGn anD DevelOpMent (eDD)
                                                                     Introduction to Teaching, students are eligible to participate
497001                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     in a supervised field experience working with an elementary,
Prerequisite: POE, IED, DE, and CEA or AE .
                                                                     middle, or high school teacher. Curriculum components
This is an engineering research course in which students work        include: Teaching Professions; Human Growth and Develop-
in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an         ment; Educational Theorists; Technology and Communica-
open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles            tions; Classroom Management and Guidance; Curriculum
developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by            and Instruction; History of Schooling (Schools and Society);
a community mentor. They must present progress reports,              Professional Development; and Community and Parent
submit a final written report, and defend their solutions to a       Relationships.
panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.
                                                                     Students who wish to participate in the Teaching Academy
                                                                     must complete an application for participation during the 11th
Civil enGineerinG anD arChiteCture                                   and/or 12th grades and meet the following requirements:
497401                                              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     • 3.0 or higher GPA
Offered only at Linganore High School.
Recommended: POE, IED, and DE.                                       • Enrollment in the University System of Maryland Completer
                                                                       or Dual Completer Program
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engi-
                                                                     • 90% attendance rate
neering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelation-
ship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students           • Essay explaining why the student wishes to participate in the
use state of the art software to solve real-world problems and         Teaching Academy (approximately 1 page typed)
communicate solutions, applying mathematics, science and             • Two teacher recommendations
engineering content and principles to hands-on projects and          • Junior and senior students eligible
activities. This course covers the role of civil engineers and
architects, project planning, site planning, building design, and    intrODuCtiOn tO teaChinG
project documentation and presentation.                              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 during the Introduction
                                                                     to Teaching course and completed during the internship
                                                                     experience.




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                                            ArtS: ViSuAl And PerForMing
                       FcPS courSeS thAt Meet the Fine ArtS grAduAtion reQuireMent
           Visual Arts                            Music                          drama                               dance
 Art 1*                              American Popular Music*      Introduction to Theatre*              Beginner Dance*
 Ceramics 1*                         Band 1*, 2*                  Technical Theatre 1*                  Intermediate Dance*
 Digital Photography 1*              Class Piano 1*, 2*                                                 Advanced Dance*
 Drawing and Painting 1*             Concert Choir 1*, 2*
 Photography 1*                      Guitar 1*, 2*
                                     Instrumental Chamber
                                       Ensemble 1*, 2*
                                     Jazz Ensemble 1*
                                     Marching Band: Band Front 1*
                                     Mixed Chorus 1*
                                     Music Listening and
                                       Literature*
                                     Music Theory 1*
                                     String Orchestra 1*


                                                                      aDvanCeD apprOaCheS tO DraWinG anD paintinG
                          visual arts
                                                                      291110      1                                            Grades 10-12
In all visual arts classes, students develop art skills, establish    291120      2                                            Grades 10-12
good work habits, and refine their ability to evaluate artwork.       Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
They learn about art and artifacts produced in many cultures          Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
of the past and present, and are challenged to think creatively       instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other
and to design, draw, paint, sculpt, or craft. They produce            Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
and become practicing student artists using traditional and           these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
modern tools of design. Students who show a high interest             emies section of Step 7.
in art are encouraged to take advanced art course work and            A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.
pursue various art-related fields and careers.
                                                                      Prerequisites:
To graduate, students must earn one high school credit in the Fine    Advanced Approaches to Drawing and Painting 1: Drawing and
Arts. Asterisked (*) courses below satisfy that requirement.          Painting 1, and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applica-
                                                                      tions. (May be taken concurrently with Advanced Approaches to
                                                                      Drawing and Painting 1.)
                                                                      Advanced Approaches to Drawing and Painting 2: Advanced
                                                                      Approaches to Drawing and Painting 1, and Journeys through
                                                                      Art Styles, Theories and Applications, and prior permission of the
                                                                      instructor.
                                                                      Students design and produce a wide variety of advanced
                                                                      individual and independent artworks in all phases of draw-
                                                                      ing and painting, advancing their personal artistic vision and
                                                                      style. Students study various artists, the elements of art and
                                                                      principles of design, and apply aesthetic criteria when critiqu-
                                                                      ing artwork. Assignments provide students an opportunity
                                                                      to develop a quality portfolio for use in pursuing college and
                                                                      university study or a career in the arts. There are visits by
                                                                      professional artists, the exploration of art careers, gallery and
                                                                      studio tours, and individual and group art shows. Artworks
                                                                      are to be maintained in a purchased portfolio. Idea sketches,
                                                                      handouts, notes, and written critiques and self-evaluations are
                                                                      organized in an artist’s book, journal, or notebook.




                                 2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  29
aDvanCeD COMputer GraphiCS                                                art inDepenDent StuDy
294100       1                                             Grades 10-12   294051      1
294110       2                                             Grades 10-12   294151      2
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the            294451      3
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire               294551      4
instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other         Prerequisites:
Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
                                                                          Art Independent Study 1: All available course work in the student’s
these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
emies section of Step 7.                                                  visual arts focus area and teacher permission.
A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and a reason-       Art Independent Study 2, 3, or 4: An earlier art independent study
able lab fee are required.                                                course and teacher permission.
Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or            These courses may not be available at all high schools.
similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working
                                                                          Students may enroll in this course after they have completed
files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be
governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use
                                                                          all courses available to them in their area of visual arts focus
of technology storage devices.                                            (e.g., ceramics). They work independently on the development
Prerequisites:
                                                                          of an individual portfolio, a process portfolio, and refinements
                                                                          in individual artistic style. Students contract specific course
Advanced Computer Graphics 1: For students enrolling in the Arts
and Communication Academy, a completed application, successful
                                                                          requirements with the teacher. Some projects may require
portfolio review and acceptance, Graphic Design 2, and Journeys           long-term or intense exploration as well as the purchase of
through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications. (May be taken             unique materials and supplies as agreed on with the teacher.
concurrently with Advanced Computer Graphics 1.)
Advanced Computer Graphics 2: Advanced Computer Graphics 1,               artS, viSual - iB
and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the      SL – 290101 (one year)                           Grades 11 and/or 12
prior permission of the instructor.                                       HL – 290201 (two year program, 1st year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
Students draw, design, and print a variety of computer-                   HL – 290301 (two year program, 2nd year)         Grades 11 and/or 12
generated color graphics using software programs based on                 Offered only at Urbana High School.
emphasis determined by instructor and student. Students are               Prerequisite: One previous art course.
required to experience advanced lessons/techniques to increase            To earn the IB diploma, students must take one class in the IB
their knowledge, and all projects must illustrate the extra time,         Arts curriculum (either music or art). Students are required
care of quality, and the depth of the programs. Emphases of               to produce high quality finished works of art. Students must
study include: Advanced Animation/3-D Design, Advanced                    also complete another component, the Research Workbook,
Photoshop, Commercial Art Studies, Artistic Creation, and                 which requires a high level of research in an area of art of their
Video/DVD Studies.                                                        choice. The work is evaluated by the classroom teacher and
                                                                          by an IB “reader” who looks at the finished art, reviews the
art                                                                       Research Workbook, and interviews the student. The student’s
291010     1*                                                             grade consists of a combination of the outside evaluation and
292011     2                                                              the classroom teacher evaluation.
291141     3
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.                  CeraMiCS
Prerequisites:                                                            291060    1*
Art 2: Art 1                                                              292061    2
Art 3: Art 2                                                              293061    3
Students explore and produce a wide variety of artworks in                293191    4
2 and 3 dimensions in order to create a process portfolio                 A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.
that includes a collection of artworks, self-evaluations, idea            Prerequisites:
sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques. They study many                 Ceramics 2: Ceramics 1
visual art focuses selected by the teacher from among: art his-           Ceramics 3: Ceramics 2
tory elements and principles of design, drawing and painting,             Ceramics 4: Ceramics 3
printmaking, sculpture, crafts, commercial design, ceramics,              Students design and construct artworks from clay to create
fiber arts, and jewelry projects.                                         a process portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-
In Art 2 and 3, the emphasis is on applying the art skills                evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques).
learned in the basic course to a variety of individual proj-              They study ceramic art history, the elements and principles of
ects, as well as learning and refining more advanced artistic             design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty).
techniques. In addition, students learn advanced techniques in            Activities using clay include hand building, throwing, decora-
aesthetics and art criticism.                                             tive techniques, and special clay processes. An overview of
                                                                          related-health hazards is also included.

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In Ceramics 2, 3, and 4, students work on increasingly more
                                                                        DiGital phOtOGraphy
individual and independent design and construction of clay
                                                                        292200       1*                                              Grades 9-12
projects, as well as learning and practicing more advanced
                                                                        292202       2                                               Grades 9-12
techniques for clay construction, glazing, and decorating.
                                                                        292203       3                                               Grades 9-12
                                                                        292204       4                                               Grades 9-12
COMMerCial art                                                          Offered only at Brunswick, Frederick, Governor Thomas Johnson,
292040      1                                                           Linganore, Middletown, Oakdale, Tuscarora, and Walkersville high
293041      2                                                           schools.
A reasonable studio fee, a sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect   Students are requested to have their own 4-8 mega pixel digital
artworks and other supplies are required.                               camera or a 35mm SLR camera and be able to fund a reasonable
Prerequisite for Commercial Art 2: Commercial Art 1.                    studio fee for supplies for this class.
Students design and produce a variety of commercial and                 Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or
advertising artworks to create a process portfolio (a collection        similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working
of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,        files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be
notes, and critiques). They study advertising art history, the          governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use
elements and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics           of technology storage devices.
(the appreciation of beauty). Activities include advertising            Prerequisites:
design techniques, typography, illustration techniques, and             Digital Photo 2: Digital Photo 1 or permission of the instructor
possible computer graphics applications.                                Digital Photo 3: Digital Photo 2 or permission of the instructor
                                                                        Digital Photo 4: Digital Photo 3 or permission of the instructor
In Commercial Art 2, students work on increasingly more
individual and independent projects in all phases of commer-            Students photograph, manipulate, and print a wide variety
cial art and advertising design production, resulting in a varied       of quality digital photographic artworks to create a process
and complex collection of art projects to be maintained in the          portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations,
art portfolio.                                                          idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques). They study
                                                                        photographic history, the elements of art and principles of
                                                                        design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty).
COMputer GraphiCS
                                                                        Activities include an introduction to the camera, the use of
294040        1                                                         Adobe Photoshop software, and experience with digital print-
294041        2                                                         ing techniques.
294042        3
294043        4                                                         In Digital Photography 2, 3, and 4, students work on increas-
A sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect artworks and a reason-     ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of
able studio fee and other supplies are required.                        digital photography, resulting in a varied and complex collec-
Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or          tion of art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.
similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working
files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be       DraWinG anD paintinG
governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use       291020      1*
of technology storage devices.                                          292021      2
Prerequisites:                                                          293021      3
Computer Graphics 1: Art 1, Ceramics 1, Drawing and Painting 1, or      A reasonable studio fee, a sketchbook and an art portfolio to collect
Photography 1; knowledge of basic computer applications                 artworks and other supplies are required.
Computer Graphics 2: Computer Graphics 1                                Prerequisites:
Computer Graphics 3: Computer Graphics 2                                Drawing and Painting 2: Drawing and Painting 1
Computer Graphics 4: Computer Graphics 3                                Drawing and Painting 3: Drawing and Painting 2
Computer Graphics courses are currently available at Brunswick,
                                                                        Students design and produce a wide variety of drawing and
Frederick, Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middletown,
                                                                        painting artworks to create a process portfolio (a collection of
Oakdale, Tuscarora, Urbana and Walkersville high schools.
                                                                        finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,
Students draw, design, and print a variety of computer-                 notes, and critiques). They study art history, the elements and
generated color graphics using a variety of software programs.          principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the apprecia-
Students must have knowledge of basic computer applications,            tion of beauty). Activities include working with pencil, pen
as well as advanced levels of drawing and painting skills.              and ink, charcoal, pastels, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera,
In Computer Graphics 2, 3, and 4, students work on increas-             acrylic, and mixed media.
ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of         In Drawing and Painting 2 and 3, students work on increas-
computer graphics design and production, resulting in a varied          ingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of
and complex collection of art projects to be maintained in the          art production, resulting in a varied and complex collection of
art portfolio. Preparation for college and the world of work is         art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.
highlighted.

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                                                                       and mixed media). They create a process portfolio (a collection
extenDinG the BOunDarieS Within phOtOGraphy
                                                                       of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,
291180      1                                           Grades 10-12
                                                                       notes, and critiques). They study the history of jewelry and
291190      2                                           Grades 10-12
                                                                       small sculpture, the elements and principles of design, critiqu-
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
                                                                       ing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty). Students learn
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
                                                                       how to use additive, subtractive, and casting processes in
instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other
                                                                       creating individual works of art. Some emphasis is on business
Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
                                                                       applications, such as jewelry repair.
these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
emies section of Step 7.                                               In Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2 and 3, students work on
Prerequisites:                                                         increasingly more individual and independent projects in all
                                                                       phases of the design and execution of jewelry and/or small
Extending the Boundaries within Photography 1: For students
                                                                       sculptural pieces, resulting in a varied and complex collection
enrolling in the Arts and Communication Academy, a completed
                                                                       of art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.
application, successful portfolio review and acceptance, Photography
3, and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications
(May be taken concurrently with Extending the Boundaries within        JOurneyS thrOuGh art StyleS, theOrieS, anD
Photography 1)                                                         appliCatiOnS
Extending the Boundaries within Photography 2: Extending the           297100                                                  Grades 10-12
Boundaries within Photography 1, and Journeys through Art              Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the prior permission of the    Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
instructor                                                             instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other
35mm SLR camera with manual controls, a reasonable photography         Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
supplies lab fee, and other supplies are required.                     these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
                                                                       emies section of Step 7.
Students challenge their degree of technical proficiency in the        A notebook and other materials are required.
use of the camera and darkroom equipment to expand and
create their personal artistic vision and style. They explore          Students pursue college-level art styles, theories, and applica-
technological advances in photography, as well as photograph,          tions. Working with Power Point presentations, notes, research,
develop, and print a wide variety of quality photographic              field trips, guest speakers, and publication pieces, students
artworks. Students study photographic history, the elements            are able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks.
of art and principles of design, and apply aesthetic criteria          Students explore the chronological development of art from
when critiquing artwork. Assignments provide students an               early beginnings through the modern world.
opportunity to develop a quality professional portfolio for use
in pursuing college and professional development. In addition,         phOtOGraphy
they work on increasingly more individual and independent              291090    1*
projects to expand their personal and individual vision.               292091    2
Extending the Boundaries within Photography offers students            292191    3
a basis for pursuing studies in design and commercial photog-          292201    4
raphy, portraiture, fine art, and photojournalism.                     Photography 1-4 is not offered at Linganore, Oakdale, Tuscarora,
                                                                       and Walkersville high schools where only Digital Photography is
JeWelry anD SMall SCulpture                                            offered.
291171     1                                         Grades 10-12      Students must provide a 35mm camera with manual controls and a
291172     2                                         Grades 10-12      reasonable studio fee for photography supplies for each photography
291173     3                                         Grades 10-12      class.
Available only at Brunswick, Linganore, Middletown, Tuscarora and      Prerequisites:
Urbana high schools.                                                   Photography 2: Photography 1
Prerequisites:                                                         Photography 3: Photography 2
Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1 includes two or more of the following:   Photography 4: Photography 3
Art 1, Drawing and Painting 1, Ceramics 1, or Sculpture 1.
                                                                       Students photograph, develop, and print a wide variety of
Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2: Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1.
                                                                       quality photographic artworks to create a process portfolio (a
Jewelry and Small Sculpture 3: Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2.
                                                                       collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches,
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.               handouts, notes, and critiques). They study photographic
Students design and produce a variety of fine art jewelry,             history, the elements and principles of design, critiquing, and
decorative jewelry, and small sculptures using many different          aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty). Activities include an
media (including, but not limited to, clay, plaster, metal, wood,      introduction to the camera, film, darkroom and developing
                                                                       processes, and special printing techniques.


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In Photography 2, 3, and 4, students increase their degree of
                                                                          StuDent theSiS SeMinar in aDvanCeD 2D Or 3D
technical proficiency in the use of the camera and darkroom
                                                                          appliCatiOnS
equipment. In addition, they work on increasingly more
                                                                          297130      1                                           Grades 10-12
individual and independent projects that may focus on pho-
                                                                          297110      2                                           Grades 10-12
tojournalism, color slide preparation, experimental processes,
                                                                          Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the
layout and graphic applications, and/or computer graphics
                                                                          Arts and Communications Academy, which meets for two entire
applications using up-to-date software.
                                                                          instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other
                                                                          Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
puBliCatiOnS                                                              these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the Acad-
292050       1                                             Grades 10-12   emies section of Step 7.
293050       2                                             Grades 10-12   Prerequisites:
294050       3                                             Grades 10-12   Level 1: A Fine Art Academy elective course and Journeys through
295050       4                                             Grades 10-12   Art Styles, Theories and Applications, and prior permission of the
296050       5                                             Grades 10-12   instructor.
296060       6                                             Grades 10-12
                                                                          Level 2: Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D Applications 1.
Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or
similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working       Students work independently with the guidance of a teacher
files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be         on the development of a professional portfolio expanding their
governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use         personal and artistic vision. They refine, enhance, and apply a
of technology storage devices.                                            set of individual criteria for self-assessment to promote self-
                                                                          growth; contract specific course requirements with the teacher;
Prerequisites:
                                                                          enjoy visits by professional artists; and explore art careers,
Publications 1: Teacher permission                                        gallery and studio tours, and individual and group art shows.
Publications 2-6: Prior level of Publications                             Some projects may require long-term or intense exploration
Students produce the school’s yearbook, including planning,               and the purchase of materials and supplies.
layout and graphics, photography, writing and editing copy,
and developing the business structure to support the printing             StuDiO art, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
of the yearbook. Instruction in word processing, computer                 293141     1
graphics, and desktop publishing may be included. Emphasis is             294141     2
on the actual production of the yearbook. Students enrolled in            295141     3
Publications 2 and 3 may serve in editorial and other leader-             A $75-$100 fee for the AP portfolio packet, slides, and other presen-
ship roles.                                                               tation materials.
                                                                          Prerequisites:
SCulpture                                                                 Studio Art 1, AP: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 3 and excellent
291130     1                                                              scores on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2
291151     2                                                              class.
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.                  Studio Art 2, AP: Studio Art 1, AP.
Prerequisites:                                                            Studio Art 3, AP: Studio Art 2, AP.
Sculpture 1: Art 1, Drawing and Painting 1, or Ceramics 1
                                                                          Students pursue college-level art studio studies following a
Sculpture 2: Sculpture 1
                                                                          curriculum provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Students design and produce a variety of sculpture in many                Working independently, they develop a drawing portfolio
different media to create a process portfolio (a collection of            (including slides that must be taken by the student) to be sub-
finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts,             mitted to the ETS for evaluation (using a 1-5 scoring rubric)
notes, and critiques). They study sculptural art history, the ele-        and possible college credit. Students who earn a portfolio score
ments and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the           of 3 or higher may receive three college credits.
appreciation of beauty). Activities include constructing relief
sculptures as well as sculptures in the round using additive,             Students must enroll for at least two semesters of Studio Art,
subtractive, and casting processes.                                       AP in order to complete the work required of this program.
                                                                          The Level 3 course is available for any students who determine,
                                                                          in collaboration with their art teachers, that they need addi-
                                                                          tional time to complete the requirements.




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3-DiMenSiOnal art fOrMS                                                  WeStern art hiStOry
293200      1                                             Grades 10-12   293121                                                   Grades 10-12
293210      2                                             Grades 10-12   Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 2 and excellent scores
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School within the           on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2 class.
Arts and Communications Academy, which meets two entire instruc-         A notebook and other materials are required.
tional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other Frederick
County public high schools are eligible to audition for these courses
                                                                         Working with slides, notes, research, and a variety of college-
after meeting admission requirements. See the Academies section of
                                                                         level art history texts and supplementary materials, students
Step 7.
                                                                         are able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks from
                                                                         all phases of western civilization. They also develop a compre-
Prerequisites:
                                                                         hensive study guide in preparation for the final examination.
3-Dimensional Art Forms 1: Ceramics 2 and Journeys through Art
Styles, Theories, and Applications (May be taken concurrently with
                                                                         WeStern art hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
3-Dimensional Advanced Art Forms 1).
                                                                         293131                                                   Grades 10-12
3-Dimensional Art Forms 2: 3-Dimensional Advanced Art Forms 1,
                                                                         Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting 2 or Art 2 and excellent scores
and Journeys through Art Styles, Theories, and Applications, and the
                                                                         on the evaluation of the portfolio prepared for that Level 2 class.
prior permission of the instructor.
                                                                         Testing materials cost approximately $75 per student.
Students develop and explore the multi-faceted theories, art
movements, and applications of creating 3-dimensional art.               Students pursue college-level western art history studies.
Students: build upon previous knowledge of the elements and              Working with slides, notes, research, and a variety of college-
principles of design to incorporate the components within the            level art history texts and supplementary materials, students
creation of their personal artworks; explore and apply tradi-            are able to identify, analyze, interpret, and judge artworks from
tional and non-traditional mediums in their projects; research,          all phases of western civilization. They also develop a com-
develop, and create individual and group projects in relation to         prehensive study guide in preparation for the AP Art History
the artist and/or movements within the syllabus; and study and           examination. The Educational Testing Service scores the test
apply safety procedures as stated in OSHA/MOSHA regula-                  (using a 1-5 scoring rubric), and students who earn a score of 3
tions. Projects provide an opportunity to develop personal               or higher may receive three college credits.
artistic vision and style and to produce a quality professional
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
candidate develops the ability to work cooperatively and as a
vital member of the design team.




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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 10-12
In the area of dance, all are welcome – from beginners
                                                                       664321       1B                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
who have never studied dance before to dancers with
                                                                       664331       2A                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
extensive experience in one or more dance forms and
                                                                       664341       2B                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
styles. In dance classes, students learn about the history
                                                                       Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for two
of dance, as well as the ways in which dancers use the
                                                                       entire instructional blocks daily (180 minutes); students from all
entire body to communicate ideas and feelings through
                                                                       other Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition
choreographed and improvised movement. A range of
                                                                       for these courses after meeting admission requirements. See the
dance courses is offered and teachers evaluate each stu-
                                                                       Academies section of Step 7. A reasonable studio fee and other
dent for placement in an appropriate level of instruction.
                                                                       supplies are required.
To graduate, students must earn one high school credit in the Fine
                                                                       Prerequisites:
Arts. Asterisked (*) courses below satisfy that requirement.
                                                                       Advanced Theatre Studies 1: Completed application, scheduled
                                                                       performance audition, written recommendation from a high school
aCtinG 2
                                                                       drama instructor, and prior permission of the instructor.
135180                                                  Grades 9-12
                                                                       Advanced Theatre Studies 2: Advanced Theatre Studies 1,
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theatre (Drama 1) with a grade of C or
                                                                       re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor.
higher and prior permission of the instructor.
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.               These courses are intended for students who have successfully
                                                                       completed previous drama courses. Students focus on the
Students are introduced to the basic elements of acting, as well       major building blocks of the dramatic arts: script analysis and
as varied styles and techniques of acting, through individual          scene study. They continue to refine their skills in a variety
performance and scene work. They begin to develop a char-              of areas, including movement, characterization, and vocal
acter through analysis, interpretation, and varied techniques;         interpretation. They also explore the relationship between such
identify and apply the principles of effective use of voice and        visual elements as design and directing and the script itself.
speech; study the history and development of more complex
dramatic forms, including monologue and soliloquy; and study           Students are required to participate in a number of perfor-
ways theatre reflects the culture and beliefs of diverse places        mances some of which may occur in the evening or on the
and historical time periods. They continue to develop their            weekend. Mandatory after-school rehearsals may be scheduled
knowledge of theatrical terminology and vocabulary, and read,          as needed. Students should be prepared to participate in all
analyze, and perform diverse theatrical literature. There is also      aspects of the program and should not enroll if attendance at
an emphasis on exploring the basic elements of technical the-          performances is a problem.
atre (e.g., makeup, lighting). Students also continue to develop
effective methods of responding thoughtfully to theatrical             aDvanCeD theatriCal prODuCtiOn
performances and productions.                                          135200      1                                           Grades 10-12
                                                                       135161      2                                           Grades 10-12
aDvanCeD aCtinG                                                        135171      3                                           Grades 10-12
135190                                                 Grades 10-12    135181      4                                           Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Acting (Drama 2) with a grade of C or    Prerequisite: Advanced Acting (Drama 3) or Technical Theatre
higher and prior permission of the instructor.                         (Stagecraft) with a grade of C or higher and prior permission of the
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.               instructor.
                                                                       A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.
Students develop and refine acting skills through ensemble
work using characterization, as well as a variety of acting meth-      Students explore a variety of ways to combine all the elements
ods and philosophies. They continue to explore the principles          of theatre to create an effective performance or production.
of effective use of voice and speech. The course emphasizes            There is an emphasis on reading, analyzing, and performing
reading, analyzing, and performing material from a variety of          material from a variety of theatrical eras and playwrights.
theatrical eras and playwrights, as well as the study of diverse       Students develop an understanding of the role of the direc-


                                 2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  35
tor and other theatre personnel in developing clearly defined
                                                                       DanCe, interMeDiate
interpretations and points-of-view which are then implemented
                                                                       663241*
in effective performances and/or productions. They create and
                                                                       A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be
refine the subtleties of character, motivation, and behavior,
                                                                       required.
making continually more effective use of speech, voice, and
movement in performance(s); practice the principles of effec-          Prerequisite: Beginner Dance and/or instructor permission.
tive use of voice and speech; continuing to explore the elements       This course is for any student who has some formal dance
of technical theatre; and develop effective methods of respond-        training and is proficient in at least one dance form. It builds
ing thoughtfully to theatrical performances and productions.           on the skills taught in Beginner Dance. Emphasis is placed on
                                                                       developing proficiency in several forms of dance. The study of
DanCe, aDvanCeD                                                        history, physiology, dance theory, choreography, dance vocabu-
663341*                                                                lary, and dance critique continues at a more advanced level
A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be   as technical and creative aspects are introduced. Dance as a
required.                                                              performing art is emphasized, and opportunities are provided
Prerequisite: Intermediate Dance and/or instructor permission.
                                                                       to perform personal works and the works of others for various
                                                                       audiences.
This course is for any student who has extensive formal dance
training and is proficient in several dance forms. It builds on
                                                                       DanCe, interMeDiate, COntinuinG StuDieS in
skills taught in Intermediate Dance. Development of techni-
                                                                       665100
cal proficiency is emphasized. The student discerns visually
                                                                       A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be
correct dance techniques. Works that emphasize advanced
                                                                       required.
choreographic techniques are performed, and works per-
formed by others are critiqued.                                        Prerequisite: Intermediate Dance and/or instructor permission.
                                                                       This course is for students who have not yet completely
DanCe, aDvanCeD, COntinuinG StuDieS in                                 mastered the required dance skills and techniques for advance-
665200                                                                 ment to Advanced Dance and need additional instruction and
A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be   practice in order to master those skills and techniques.
required.
Prerequisite: Advanced Dance and/or instructor permission.             DanCe prODuCtiOn
                                                                       663441
This course is for students who have not yet completely
                                                                       A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be
mastered the required dance skills and techniques for advance-
                                                                       required.
ment to Advanced Dance and need additional instruction and
practice in order to master those skills and techniques.               Prerequisite: Advanced Dance and/or instructor permission.
                                                                       This course is for the most advanced students who have
DanCe, BeGinner                                                        mastered techniques in several dance forms. Students apply
663141*                                                                procedures used in choreographing, producing, and directing
A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be   dance productions. Participation in a formal dance concert is
required.                                                              required.
This course is for any student who has little or no formal
dance training. It focuses on beginning technique for a variety        DanCe prODuCtiOn, COntinuinG StuDieS in
of dance forms. At this time, the student begins to make               665300
judgments about the value of dance. Dance history, physiol-            A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be
ogy, vocabulary, and dance criticism are emphasized. The               required.
student differentiates among the forms of dance, dancers, and          Prerequisite: Dance Production and/or instructor permission.
choreographers.                                                        This course is for students who wish to continue their work in
                                                                       various aspects of the choreography, production, and direction
DanCe, BeGinner, COntinuinG StuDieS in                                 of dance productions.
665000
A reasonable studio fee and/or specific shoes or dance attire may be
required.
Prerequisite: Beginner Dance and/or instructor permission.
This course is for students who have not yet completely mas-
tered the required dance skills and techniques for advancement
to Intermediate Dance and need additional instruction and
practice in order to master those skills and techniques.


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intrODuCtiOn tO theatre
                                                                                                         Music
135170*                                                  Grades 9-12
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.                  Music education provides opportunities for students to
                                                                          achieve various levels of proficiency in a performance
Students develop a basic knowledge of theatre through par-                art form. Performance involves both performers and
ticipation in learning activities with a focus on improvisation,          listeners; so, in addition to music making, performance
theatre games, and performance. They study the history and                can involve listening to works, as well as reflecting on the
development of a variety of dramatic forms, including comedy,             musical content of that experience.
tragedy, and farce, as well as the ways in which the theatre
reflects the culture and beliefs of diverse places and histori-           Music courses allow students to develop the creative
cal time periods. They develop a broad base of knowledge                  skills necessary to use music as a means of expression.
of theatrical texts, and they practice some of the techniques             Music is an art form ideal for expressing the otherwise
required for successful playwriting. There is also emphasis on            inexpressible. By interacting creatively with music,
developing methods of responding thoughtfully to theatrical               students gain and use knowledge, incorporate experience
performances and productions.                                             and abstract thinking, and constantly assess new pos-
                                                                          sibilities. Students can use music to merge diverse ideas,
teChniCal theatre
                                                                          make unique and unusual combinations, and take intel-
                                                                          lectual risks, using a variety of resources. Music courses
132150     1*                                               Grades 9-12
                                                                          can help students refine problem-solving and critical
132160     2                                                Grades 9-12
                                                                          thinking skills within the context of the creative process
133220     3                                               Grades 10-12
                                                                          while making them better able to express themselves.
133230     4                                               Grades 10-12
133240     5                                               Grades 11-12   In order to graduate from a Maryland high school, students must
133250     6                                               Grades 11-12   earn one high school credit in the Fine Arts. Asterisked (*) courses
133260     7                                                   Grade 12   below satisfy that requirement.
133270     8                                                   Grade 12
Prerequisites:                                                            aDvanCeD MuSiC StuDieS
Technical Theatre 1: Introduction to Theatre and/or the prior             664121      1A                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
permission of the instructor.                                             664151      1B                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
Technical Theatre 2-8: Technical Theatre 1 or prior course in Techni-     664221      2A                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
cal Theatre and/or the prior permission of the instructor.                664251      2B                2 credits                 Grades 10-12
                                                                          Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for two entire
A reasonable studio fee and other supplies are required.
                                                                          instructional blocks daily (180 minutes). Students from all other
Students learn the basic elements of technical theatre and apply          Frederick County public high schools are eligible to audition for
their technical knowledge by helping to design, construct, and            these courses. See the Academies section of Step 7.
refine settings, stage properties and furniture, costumes, light-         Prerequisites:
ing, and other elements required for an effective performance             Advanced Music Studies 1A: Completed application, scheduled
or production. They learn the proper, safe use of tools and               performance audition, written recommendation from a high school
equipment, as well as the importance of planning and other                music instructor, and prior permission of the instructor.
organizational skills; learn to function as members of a team
                                                                          Advanced Music Studies 1B, 2A, or 2B: Advanced Music Studies 1A,
in developing and implementing creative designs to convey the
                                                                          re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the instructor.
director’s interpretation of a theatrical piece; study the his-
tory and development of technical theatre within a variety of             This course is for junior or senior students who have success-
dramatic forms, including comedy, tragedy, and farce, as well             fully completed previous music courses. It provides unique
as the ways in which the theatre reflects the culture and beliefs         preparation in music education for students planning to
of diverse places and historical time periods; and develop a              pursue the study of music after high school. Students focus
broad base of knowledge of theatrical and technical terminol-             on the comprehensive study of ensemble performance, theory
ogy and vocabulary.                                                       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.




                                 2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  37
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
439020     2*                                                        techniques and music reading skills in group lab settings
439030     3                                                         as well as individualized study. They practice, rehearse, and
439040     4                                                         perform a variety of piano literature, written at appropriate
439050     5                                                         performance-grade level. In addition, students develop the
439060     6                                                         ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, create, and respond
439070     7                                                         to music through balanced instruction that includes studying
439080     8                                                         works from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives. Prior
Prerequisites:                                                       piano 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                 instructor.
performances. Students have opportunities to participate in          Additional concert choir courses: Previous concert choir course,
music auditions, adjudications, and festivals.                       re-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



38  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide
performances. Students have opportunities to participate in               practice, rehearse, and perform a variety of instrumental
music auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school               literature, written at appropriate performance grade-level. In
music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should                 addition, students develop the ability to understand, appreci-
be prepared to participate in all aspects of the program and              ate, perceive, create, and respond to music through balanced
should not enroll if attendance at concert choir functions is a           instruction that includes studying works from historical,
problem. Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is           aesthetic, and critical perspectives.
required.
                                                                          Attending and performing in required school and county
                                                                          music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
Guitar                                                                    programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend
431160     1*                                                             performances. Students have opportunities to participate in
432160     2*                                                             music auditions, adjudications, and festivals.
433260     3
434160     4                                                              inteGrateD MuSiC teChnOlOGy: COntinuinG
435160     5                                                              StuDieS
436160     6
                                                                          434100     1
437160     7
                                                                          432110     2
438160     8
                                                                          434120     3
Prerequisites:
                                                                          Available only at Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore,
Guitar 2-8: Previous Guitar class and prior permission of the             Middletown, Oakdale, and Tuscarora high schools.
instructor.
                                                                          Prerequisites:
Students must provide their own acoustic instruments.
                                                                          Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies 1: Introduction to
Students learn and practice the elements of classical and folk            Integrated Music Technology.
performing styles though the study of note-reading, chords,               Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies 2-3: Previous
basic theory, and basic strum and pick patterns. They practice,           course in Integrated Music Technology: Continuing Studies.
rehearse, and perform a variety of guitar literature written at           Students are asked to provide supplies required by the teacher.
appropriate performance-grade level. In addition, students
                                                                          Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or
develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, create,
                                                                          similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working
and respond to music through balanced instruction that
                                                                          files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be
includes studying works from historical, aesthetic, and critical
                                                                          governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use
perspectives. For Guitar 1, previous guitar experience, while
                                                                          of technology storage devices.
helpful, is not required.
                                                                          Students become more familiar with a variety of software
In Guitar 2-8 students study advanced chords, strum tech-
                                                                          programs and hardware options available in the field of
niques, and melodic techniques, in addition to continuing to
                                                                          music. They also continue to learn and practice techniques
develop advanced playing ability.
                                                                          for manipulating music within the software programs (e.g.,
                                                                          editing and arranging) and are mentored in the skills necessary
inStruMental ChaMBer enSeMBle                                             to continue their studies in music theory and composition.
439310     1*                                                             Students design and develop independent projects/products
439320     2*                                                             in which they apply skills and techniques to new situations
439330     3                                                              and problems at an increasingly independent level. They also
439340     4                                                              continue to practice effective oral and written argumentation
439350     5                                                              skills in the areas of presentation and critical analysis.
439360     6
439370     7
439380     8
Prerequisites:
First instrumental chamber ensemble course: Instrumental program
at the middle-school level or earlier high-school grade level and prior
permission of the instructor.
Additional instrumental chamber ensemble courses: Previous
instrumental chamber ensemble course(s) and prior permission of
the instructor.
Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to
perform music alone, in small sections, and in larger ensem-
bles. Ensembles consist of musical instruments commonly
found in the woodwind, brass, or percussion families. Students


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                                                                         programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend
inteGrateD MuSiC teChnOlOGy: intrODuCtiOn
                                                                         performances. Students have opportunities to participate in
431001                                              Grades 10-12
                                                                         music auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school
Available only at Governor Thomas Johnson, Linganore,
                                                                         music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should
Middletown, Oakdale, and Tuscarora high schools.
                                                                         be prepared to participate in all aspects of the program and
Prerequisite: Must demonstrate a moderate or high degree of ability      should not enroll if attendance at jazz ensemble functions is a
to read music (at least in the treble clef), have at least one year of   problem. Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is
successful music experience in a high school music class or private      required.
study stressing reading music notation, and have prior written
permission of the designated instructor.
                                                                         MarChinG BanD: BanD frOnt
Students are asked to provide supplies required by the teacher.
                                                                         432000     1*                                           Grades 9-12
Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or           432100     2                                            Grades 9-12
similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working      433100     3                                            Grades 9-12
files as well as final products. All such storage devices will be        435100     4                                            Grades 9-12
governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use        Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Student MUST be a
of technology storage devices.                                           member of the band front for his/her high school’s marching band.
Students become familiar with a variety of software programs             Offered only during the Fall semester.
and hardware options available in the field of music. Next, they
                                                                         Students study a variety of skills designed to make them more
learn and practice techniques for manipulating music within
                                                                         effective performers as part of the band front for the march-
the software programs (e.g., editing and arranging). Students
                                                                         ing band at their high school during the fall marching band
who demonstrate advanced prior knowledge of these areas’
                                                                         season. The composition of the band front varies from school
mastery of basic techniques and methods are mentored in the
                                                                         to school and may include the color guard, flag line, dance
skills necessary to begin basic music theory and composition.
                                                                         line, or other similar ancillary performing groups that appear
Students design and develop independent projects/products
                                                                         with, and support, the marching band. Students study and
in which they apply the basic skills and techniques to new
                                                                         practice appropriate dance and theatrical performance skills,
situations and problems; and practice effective oral and written
                                                                         as well as marching and maneuvering skills; study appropriate
argumentation skills in the areas of presentation and critique/
                                                                         musical terminology and concepts and their impact on their
analysis. Students are asked to provide supplies required by the
                                                                         performance as members of the band front, including a variety
teacher.
                                                                         of rhythms, tempi, and dynamics; and learn and apply a variety
                                                                         of choreographic skills in individual and small-group projects.
JaZZ enSeMBle                                                            Students must perform with the marching band at all required
439410     1*                                                            school and community activities, as well as required marching
439420     2                                                             band competitions, according to the schedule established by
439430     3                                                             the band director.
439440     4
439450     5                                                             MixeD ChOruS
439460     6
                                                                         439510      1*
439470     7
                                                                         439520      2
439480     8
                                                                         439530      3
Students are admitted to this class only after a successful audition
                                                                         439540      4
Prerequisites:                                                           439550      5
First jazz ensemble course: Band program at the middle-school level      439560      6
and/or at the high-school level, audition, and prior permission of the   439570      7
instructor.                                                              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, create,
trombone, percussion, piano, guitar, string bass, or electric            and respond to music through balanced instruction that
bass.                                                                    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


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Attending and performing in required school and county
                                                                          MuSiC theOry
music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
                                                                          433130     1*
programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
                                                                          434131     2
formances. Students have opportunities to participate in music
                                                                          433151     Advanced Placement
auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school music
                                                                          Prerequisites:
rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should be pre-
pared to participate in all aspects of the program and should             Music Theory 1: Prior permission of the instructor.
not enroll if attendance at chorus functions is a problem.                Music Theory 2: Music Theory 1 and prior permission of the
Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.          instructor.
                                                                          Music Theory, AP: Music Theory 1 and 2 and/or prior permission of
MuSiC - iB                                                                the instructor.
SL – 660301 (one year)                              Grades 11 and/or 12   Students learn how music is composed and arranged. They
Prerequisite: Music Theory                                                gain technical knowledge about musical notation, key signa-
HL – 660101 (two-year program, 1st year)            Grades 11 and/or 12   tures, scales, intervals, and simple four-part harmonization;
HL – 660201 (two-year program, 2nd year)            Grades 11 and/or 12   work with keyboards; and learn and practice effective sight
Offered only at Urbana High School.                                       singing and ear training skills. Previous knowledge of the
                                                                          keyboard, while helpful, is not required.
Students study a variety of music styles, broad outlines of
musical history and cultural context, interrelationships of               Music Theory 2 is for students who have successfully com-
musical elements and vocabulary for listening skill. The                  pleted Music Theory 1 and wish to continue in advanced
Standard Level offers options for completion. The students                theoretical study in such areas as 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th
can choose one of the following: composition, ensemble, or                chords; modulations; figured basses with diatonic and chro-
solo performance. Students at the Higher Level will focus on              matic harmony; non-harmonic tones; altered and applied
composition and solo performance.                                         chords; and simple original compositions.
                                                                          AP Music Theory follows the curriculum prescribed by the
MuSiC liSteninG anD literature                                            Educational Testing Service. In addition to reviewing and
431141*                                                                   extending basic theoretical skills learned in Music Theory 1
Prerequisite: Prior permission of the instructor.                         and 2 (e.g., ear training, sight singing, notation, and harmony),
Students study a variety of music styles, broad outlines of               students focus on treatment of motifs, modulations, two-part
musical history and cultural context, interrelationships of               contrapuntal texture, analysis of smaller forms, and appropri-
musical elements, and vocabulary for describing musical                   ate levels of original composition.
events and interactions. Emphasis is given to the development             These courses are strongly recommended for any student who
of perceptive, detailed listening skills.                                 plans to major in music. Enrollment at each high school is
                                                                          based on the number of available keyboards and is limited by
MuSiC teChnOlOGy                                                          the individualized nature of the curriculum.
432300                                                    Grades 10-12
Available only at Middletown High School.
Students must provide supplies (e.g., computer discs) required by the
teacher.
Students learn how to integrate the use of the computer with
midi technology to design and create multimedia presenta-
tions. They study the elements of art and the principles of
design, the concepts of midi technology in composing original
music or using/adapting existing musical works, and the ele-
ments of computer animation; develop an understanding of the
ways in which these content areas must be carefully integrated
in order to design and create effective multimedia presenta-
tions; and create a process portfolio that includes a collection
of finished music, animated works, and integrated multimedia
presentations self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes,
and critiques. There is some emphasis on learning about copy-
right laws as they apply to the use of existing music, recorded
performances, and/or visual images.




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StrinG OrCheStra                                                        vOiCe enSeMBle
439610     1*                                                           439710     1
439620     2                                                            439720     2
439630     3                                                            439730     3
439640     4                                                            439740     4
439650     5                                                            439750     5
439660     6                                                            439760     6
439670     7                                                            439770     7
439680     8                                                            439780     8
Prerequisites:                                                          Prerequisites:
First orchestra course: Orchestral program at the middle-school level   First Voice Ensemble course: Audition and prior permission of the
and prior permission of the instructor.                                 instructor.
Additional orchestra courses: Previous orchestra course(s) and prior    Additional Voice Ensemble courses: Previous Voice Ensemble
permission of the instructor.                                           course(s), re-audition (if requested), and prior permission of the
                                                                        instructor.
Students develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary
to perform music alone, in small sections, and in larger                Students develop and refine the advanced skills and knowledge
ensembles. Ensembles consist of musical instruments com-                necessary to sing in small, select vocal ensembles. A variety
monly found in an orchestra. Students practice, rehearse, and           of choral literature, written at appropriate performance-grade
perform a variety of orchestral literature, written at appropriate      level, are practiced, rehearsed, and performed. In addition
performance-grade level. In addition, students develop the              to performing, students develop the ability to understand,
ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, create, and respond        appreciate, perceive, create, and respond to music through bal-
to music through balanced instruction that includes studying            anced instruction that includes studying works from historical,
works from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives.            aesthetic, and critical perspectives.
Attending and performing in required school and county                  Attending and performing in required school and county
music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music             music programs are compulsory. Participation in these music
programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend                    programs may occasionally involve evening or weekend per-
performances. Students are provided with opportunities to               formances. Students are provided opportunities to participate
participate in music auditions, adjudications, and festivals.           in music auditions, adjudications, and festivals. After-school
After-school music rehearsals are scheduled as needed.                  music rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Students should not
Students should be prepared to participate in all aspects of            enroll if attendance at voice ensemble functions is a problem.
the program and should not enroll if attendance at orchestra            Attendance at all activities (including rehearsals) is required.
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 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
as media arts such as computer graphics and design                      publishing, web page design and animation skills in the
production. For courses in the humanities and visual,                   development and creation of digital video productions that
performing and literary arts, see other sections of Step 7.             are relevant to and representative of the numerous and varied
                                                                        activities that take place within a high school environment.
aDvanCeD WeB DeSiGn anD aniMatiOn 1                                     Products may include school-based broadcasts, public service
538511                       2 credits                 Grades 10-12     announcements, 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
Student shadowing and application process required. See your
                                                                        post-production technology and digital video production
counselor.
                                                                        software. Using concepts and technical skills gained in Digital
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
                                                                        Communication Technology 1, students create a daily televised
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
                                                                        show for school announcements, instruct first-level students
will be included in the summer supply letter.
                                                                        on the use of equipment and procedures for the daily show,
These two-semester courses, available to 10th-12th grade                create video footage to be archived in the media library, create
students, use Adobe CS3 software Photoshop, Illustrator,                video news packages, and serve as film crew for the Digital
ImageReady, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks to develop                Communication Technology 3 class.
the basic skills necessary to design and maintain a web site.
Course content focuses on the overall web design process with           DiGital COMMuniCatiOn teChnOlOGy 3
emphasis on web site architecture, workflow and production
                                                                        394093                                             Grades 10 - 12
processes, navigation schemes, implementation and hosting.
In the level-2 class, students develop animation skills as they         This course gives students a greater understanding of how
pertain to enhancing a web site, with additional emphasis on            a film is produced, as well as what it takes to be a director.
customer service as they deal with real customers and learn the         Students extend their thinking beyond a news basis; they par-
intricacies of becoming a “webmaster.”                                  ticipate in the steps a film student would take in order to get a
                                                                        movie proposal green-lighted, using both a pre-approved script
Students successfully completing this cutting-edge course have          and their own original script. Students write journals, develop
the opportunity to receive a $2,000 tuition credit at Boston            storyboards and directors’ notebooks for each video assign-
University and to have their portfolio reviewed for potential           ment, analyze scripts for content, and work independently to
credit at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

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choose location, actors, and costumes. They conduct principal
                                                                         televiSiOn/MultiMeDia prODuCtiOn
photography and proceed to post-production at the editing
                                                                         531020     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
machines, making creative decisions that lead to a completed
                                                                         531040     2                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
final movie scene and a short, original movie.
                                                                         Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                         Student shadowing and application process required. See your
DiGital COMMuniCatiOn teChnOlOGy 4
                                                                         counselor.
394094                                                  Grades 10 - 12
                                                                         Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
Prerequisite: instructor approval.
                                                                         profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
Students who elect to continue in this level-4 course are                will be included in the summer supply letter.
expected to provide greater leadership and responsibility to
                                                                         This program is an exciting trip into the technical and creative
the students in Digital Communication Technology 1, 2, and
                                                                         field of digital video production. Starting with digital video
3 and to the general school community. Students create video
                                                                         cameras, students take assignments from basic concepts
projects for various departments within the school, serving as
                                                                         through to completed video products for broadcast and web
an in-house video resource professional for their high school.
                                                                         posting. Students develop skills in videography, editing,
They also create professional portfolios for presentation to
                                                                         lighting, audio productions, scriptwriting, on-air talent and
future employers to include storyboards, contact sheets and
                                                                         learn how to operate state-of-the-art digital video produc-
letters of recommendation from various departments in the
                                                                         tion equipment in the filming and production of a television
school.
                                                                         broadcast. They also gain experience in computer graphics,
                                                                         animation, special effects, and other techniques related to
GraphiC COMMuniCatiOnS anD printinG                                      enhancing the video production process. Second-year students
teChnOlOGy                                                               produce original programming that is broadcast in-house and
532050     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12   on channels 10 and 18 and further hone their experiences.
534211     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                         Student skill competition is through Skills USA at the state and
                                                                         national levels. Students successfully completing this program
Student shadowing and application process required. See your
                                                                         may earn college credits through articulation agreements with
counselor.
                                                                         Art Institute of Washington and Philadelphia, Frederick Com-
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     munity College, and Boston University (CDIA).
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
will be included in the summer supply letter.
This exciting two-year program offers a variety of career                         BuSineSS ManaGeMent SySteMS
opportunities within the graphic communications industry                 Courses in this section provide students the opportunity
or electronic art careers by providing necessary knowledge               to learn concepts for and about business and are recom-
about the printing industry. Students learn to take an image             mended for those who plan to attend college and major
they have designed on MAC computers and create a banner on               in accounting, business administration, marketing or
wide format printers or transfer the image to make a four color          management.
t-shirt on a screen printing press. Students also learn to operate
an industry preferred offset printing press or a high-resolution         aCaDeMy Of finanCe
digital press with variable data capabilities to produce bro-
                                                                         Offered at the Career and Technology Center.
chures, flyers, posters and other printed paper products. This
                                                                         See the Academies section of Step 7 for detailed course information.
program provides opportunities for students who already have
electronic art skills as well as those who wish to work with             The Academy of Finance is a unique national program to
Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop and Acrobat. Students               prepare 11th and 12th grade students to pursue careers in
successfully completing this course may earn up to 17 college            the world of financial services. The course work introduces
credits through articulation agreements with Montgomery                  students to all facets of the financial services industry. This
Community College, Bridgemont Community College and                      high-caliber program integrates classroom instruction with
West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Students also          workplace experience through a unique six-week paid summer
have the opportunity to receive national PrintED certifications          internship. Students regularly visit banks, brokerage houses,
and compete at the regional, state, and national levels through          financial exchanges, insurance companies, accounting firms,
the SkillsUSA student organization.                                      and government agencies.




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aCCOuntinG 1                                                         internatiOnal BuSineSS anD finanCe
332040                                              Grades 10 - 12   332010                                                Grades 10 - 12
Students develop the ability to analyze and record business          This course gives students an overview of international
transactions on the basis of GAAP (Generally Accepted                business as it relates to their personal lives, Frederick County,
Accounting Principles). The systematic interpretation and            Maryland, and the United States. It provides students with
recording of business transactions are emphasized. The course        up-to-date information on global economic trends. Topics of
includes basic accounting theory, the use of journals and            discussion include an exploration of traditions and customs
ledgers, preparation of financial statements, taxes and payrolls,    encountered in normal business practices of foreign countries.
and information on careers in accounting. Selected activities        Students actively engage in discussing the history of interna-
give students experience with computerized accounting. Stu-          tional trade, relevance of international scope of business, and
dents interested in a business major in college or entering the      identifying countries with growing economies. In addition,
financial arena are encouraged to take this course. This course      students analyze and examine international finance and mon-
satisfies one of the four credits for the Finance and Accounting     etary systems, review current economic issues, and measure
CTE Program Completer.                                               international business activities among countries.

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. Students with an
of accounting data and information on careers in accounting.         interest in business who are unsure of educational and career
Selected activities provide students experience with computer-       opportunities may also find this course beneficial.
ized accounting. This course satisfies one of the four credits for
the Finance and Accounting CTE Program Completer.                    intrODuCtiOn tO BuSineSS
                                                                     33F001      3 college credits                                Grade 12
applieD BuSineSS laW                                                 Offered at Catoctin High School – Spring semester only.
333280                                              Grades 11 - 12   This is a Frederick Community College course and the cost is
This course provides an in-depth study of sales contracts,           approximately $250.
credit, warranties, employment contracts, and commercial             This course introduces effective use of planning, organization
paper. It provides a knowledge of the history of law, as well        and control in the management of an enterprise and also
as an up-to-date knowledge of rights and obligations. Topics         finance, personnel and plant management, marketing and
include torts, crimes, contracts, bailments, and insurance as        business and government relations. It is taught by a visiting
they apply to business organizations. Selected activities, such      college professor for college credit.
as mock trials, may be included to enhance understanding of
courtroom procedures.                                                ManaGeMent anD entrepreneurShip
                                                                     333090                                                Grades 11 - 12
COMputer SCienCe, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
                                                                     This course, for students interested in managerial careers or in
343011                                          Grades 10 - 12
                                                                     owning their own business, promotes career development that
Prerequisite: Programming and Computer Concepts
                                                                     improves employment opportunities as a manager, owner, or
This is a one-credit course based on a national standardized         employee. Topics include: types of business ownership, creating
curriculum as outlined by The College Board. It enables              a business plan, management functions, manager/entrepreneur
students to earn college credit by providing preparation for the     responsibilities, and career information. Activities are used to
Advanced Placement Computer Science test. Students program           develop skills in decision making, leadership, stress manage-
in JAVA.                                                             ment, communications, marketing, finance, and selecting and
                                                                     managing employees.




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ManaGinG yOur perSOnal finanCeS                                          MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 1: exCel
336040                       0.5 credit                                  335151                        0.5 credit            Grades 10 - 12
This nine-week course helps students discover new ways to                This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
maximize earning potential, develop strategies for managing              (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Excel Certification
resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain           exam. Office Specialist certification distinguishes users of
insight to the different ways of investing money. It includes            Microsoft Office products as truly knowledgeable. This desig-
maintaining a checking account through paper and software                nation attracts attention in the competitive job market.
applications, designing a personal investment strategy, and cre-
ating an electronic portfolio. This course focuses on personal           MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 1: WOrD
finances dealing with insurance, credit, and debit cards as well         335141                        0.5 credit            Grades 10 - 12
as risk management.                                                      This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
                                                                         (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Word Certification
MarketinG eDuCatiOn                                                      exam. Office Specialist certification gives students the advan-
533010       1                4 credits                 Grades 11 - 12   tage of proven productivity in a competitive market for jobs
534011       2                4 credits                 Grades 11 - 12   and advancement for employment.
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Student shadowing and application process required, see your             MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 2
counselor.                                                               335121                                              Grades 10 - 12
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     Students develop the skills to utilize database and multimedia
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs        applications. The industry standard software package used
will be included in the summer supply letter.                            is Microsoft Office (Access and PowerPoint). Students sit for
The marketing program is for students who are interested in              the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Access and
marketing, merchandising, or management. The program is                  PowerPoint Certification exam. This course satisfies one of
valuable for both college-bound and career-oriented students.            the four credits for the Business Administrative Services CTE
Students will learn and apply the concepts of marketing,                 Program Completer.
culminating in a professional written marketing plan for a
business. Students use strong interpersonal skills and incor-            MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 2: aCCeSS
porate technologies when conducting primary and secondary                335171                        0.5 credit            Grades 10 - 12
research. They also learn the concepts of target marketing,              This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
market segmentation, the elements of the marketing mix and               (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency Access Certification
pricing strategies. Marketing students will identify careers in          exam. Individuals, corporations, and academic institutions
marketing and acquire valuable leadership skills through their           alike are discovering the unique benefits of Microsoft Office
participation in national student organizations such as DECA,            Specialist (Office Specialist) certification.
SkillsUSA, and Toastmasters. At the conclusion of the program
students will be required to take the Marketing CLEP exam                MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 2: pOWerpOint
offered by the Education Testing Service. The CLEP exam is               335161                        0.5 credit            Grades 10 - 12
similar to the AP designation and may result in college credits
depending on your choice of colleges.                                    This nine-week course prepares students to sit for the MOS
                                                                         (Microsoft Office Specialist) Proficiency PowerPoint Cer-
Students may also receive 3 articulated credits at FCC or 6              tification exam. Office Specialist certification demonstrates
credits through Kaplan College.                                          employee competence, helping managers with job placement
                                                                         and advancement.
MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 1
335111                                                 Grades 10 - 12    MiCrOSOft CertifiCatiOn traininG 3
                                                                         335131                                              Grades 10 - 12
This is one of the foundation courses for the Business Admin-
                                                                         Prerequisite: Microsoft Certification Training 1.
istrative Services and Finance and Accounting CTE program
completers. It develops necessary skills to utilize word pro-            Students develop the skills to utilize advanced word processing
cessing and spreadsheet applications. The industry-standard              and spreadsheet applications. The industry-standard software
software package used in this course is Microsoft Office (Word,          package used is Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Students
Excel). Students sit for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)           taking this course sit for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Proficiency Word and Excel Certification exam. Students learn            Expert Word and Excel Certification exam. Using desktop
to successfully manage financial resources: banking, investing,          publishing software, students develop skills to enhance busi-
borrowing, and risk management (insurance). Students gain                ness communications. Various business publications, including
knowledge and understanding of revenue, expenses, credit                 business cards, newsletters, and brochures, are covered. This
                                                                         course satisfies one of the four credits for the Business Admin-
and money management, enabling them to make informed
                                                                         istrative Services CTE Program Completer.
decisions in a highly technical and competitive society.


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perSOnal keyBOarDinG                                                     aCaDeMy Of health prOfeSSiOnS ii
331150                        0.5 credit                 Grades 9 - 12                                                        Grades 11 & 12
This nine-week course helps students develop touch-key skills            Prerequisite: Academy of Health Professions I
by using correct finger placement and techniques. In addition,           Students must choose one of the following options.
all aspects of a term paper, personal resumes, letter formats,
and proofreading skills are reinforced.                                  OPTION ONE:
                                                                             Nursing Assisting & Allied Health Capstone course
                                                                         nurSinG aSSiStant
                     health ServiCeS
                                                                         531230                       2 credits
These courses focus on health-related occupations,                       Nursing Assistant builds on the knowledge base from AoHP
including research, prevention, treatment, and associated                I to develop the skills needed for Maryland Board of Nursing
technologies. Additional health courses are listed in the                certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geri-
Health & Physical Education section of Step 7.                           atric Nursing Assistant (GNA). Students develop their “soft”
                                                                         skills in combination with their technical skills by participating
          aCaDeMy Of health prOfeSSiOnS                                  in supervised clinical experiences at the local hospital and
                                                                         nursing homes. This program provides an excellent pre-
A sequence of four courses over 2 years, developed to prepare stu-
                                                                         nursing experience for students considering a post-secondary
dents for entry-level healthcare certification and college programs.
                                                                         degree in the nursing field at the Associate, Bachelor, Master
Offered only at the Career & Technology Center.                          or Ph.D. levels Certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) may work
Student shadowing and application process required. See your             in hospitals, assisted living facilities, physician’s offices, school
counselor.                                                               health rooms and home care facilities. GNA’s may also work
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of the       in long term care facilities. (Fees associated with the MD State
health care profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms      Board of Nursing Certification Exams total approximately
and costs will be included in the summer supply letter.                  $160.00)
                                                                         allieD health CapStOne COurSeS
aCaDeMy Of health prOfeSSiOnS i
                                                                         In the Allied Health Capstone, students will apply knowledge
                                                     Grades 10 – 12
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology
                                                                         and skills in clinical settings. Students enrolled in this course
                                                                         will confer with the instructor to select one of the following
fOunDatiOnS Of MeDiCine & health SCienCe                                 capstone courses:
531210                        2 credits
                                                                                allieD health internShip
The Foundations of Medicine & Health Science course                             531260                2 credits
highlights healthcare careers and healthcare systems. It
focuses on the therapeutic, diagnostic, and informatics aspects                 Students will participate in an internship or clinical
of the health care industry by using project and problem-                       work-based learning experience, organized around a
based learning. Students will learn medical terminology and                     training plan cooperatively developed by the school and
entry level clinical skills necessary to function as a health care              an employer. Students are placed at local training sites
professional. Students become certified in First Aid and CPR.                   that have the potential to extend and refine skills that
(Certification fees total approximately $40)                                    were developed in the AoHP coursework to date.

StruCture anD funCtiOn Of the huMan BODy                                        COlleGe allieD health
531220                        2 credits                                         531270                2 credits

This course examines the structure and functions of the human                   Students will enroll in an approved college allied health
body, including cellular biology and histology. It involves                     prerequisite course at Frederick Community College.
learning the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory,                    (Students will be responsible for all tuition and fees for
nervous systems and special senses. Students will investigate                   FCC coursework)
the body’s responses to the external environment. They will                     GuiDeD reSearCh in allieD health
conduct laboratory investigations and fieldwork, using scien-                   531280                2 credits
tific methods to solve problems and make informed decisions.
                                                                                Students will complete a health care project. They
Students will continue to learn medical terminology related to
                                                                                will conduct research, collect data, analyze, evaluate,
body systems and clinical skills.
                                                                                organize, predict trends and present their findings.




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OPTION TWO:                                                            technical skills by participating in supervised clinical experi-
    Clinical Medical Assisting & Administrative Medical                ences at the local hospital and nursing homes. This program
    Assisting                                                          provides an excellent pre-nursing experience for students who
                                                                       are considering a post-secondary degree in the nursing field at
MeDiCal aSSiStinG, CliniCal                                            the associate, bachelor, or master’s levels.
531240                       2 credits
                                                                       Upon successful completion of the program, students who
Clinical Medical Assisting prepares students with the skills           qualify must register for and take the Maryland Geriatric
needed to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures,              Nursing Assistant certification test. Students entering 9th grade
basic lab techniques, and infection control procedures. Topics         in the fall of 2008 and beyond will not be awarded science
include assisting with exams and procedures, providing eye             credit for this course.
and ear care, laboratory equipment and safety, quality control,
basic microbiology, collecting and processing urine and blood          OSHA regulations require students to get a PPD test for
specimens, performing selected tests, and OSHA/CLIA regula-            tuberculosis, demonstrate proof of immunization for Measles,
tions. (Required inoculations and background check fees will           Mumps, and Rubella, demonstrate immunity to Hepatitis B
total ~$40)                                                            or sign a letter of declination before participating in clinical
                                                                       practicum. Frederick Memorial Hospital reserves the right
MeDiCal aSSiStinG, aDMiniStrative                                      to perform a drug test for cause on any student involved in a
531250                       2 credits                                 clinical affiliation.
Administrative Medical Assisting prepares students with the
administrative skills needed to demonstrate competence in                              prOJeCt leaD the Way:
medical office procedures such as appointment processing,                               BiOMeDiCal SCienCeS
medical records management, filing systems, billing and
                                                                       Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
coding, and maintaining the office environment. Students must
take the end of course assessment.                                     Student shadowing and application process required. See your
                                                                       counselor.

funDaMentalS Of nurSinG                                                This sequence of four courses prepares students for entry
533091                         4 credits                   Grade 12    into two and four-year college programs in the biomedi-
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center. This course will     cal sciences and biotechnology.
not be offered after the 2011-2012 school year.                        Upon completion of all four courses students may receive
Student shadowing and application process required. See your           4 articulated credits for Bio 113 at Stevenson University.
counselor.
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their   BiOMeDiCal innOvatiOn
nursing profession Additional requirements include: a watch with       531100                        2 credits             Grades 11 - 12
a second hand, $20 registration fee for the Maryland Board of          Prerequisites: Medical Intervention.
Nursing (MBON) CNA registry, $31 for First Aid/CPR certification
and workbooks, and $95 to take the Maryland Geriatric Nursing          In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and
Assistant certification test and $38 for a criminal background check   skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the
as required by the MBON.                                               biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for
                                                                       the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through
Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs will be
                                                                       progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing
included in the summer supply letter.
                                                                       topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical
Required expenditures for the program include: cost of a               engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to
nursing uniform, watch with a second hand, $20 registration            work on an independent project and may work with a mentor
fee for the Maryland Board of Nursing CNA registry, $10 for            or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or
First Aid/CPR certification workbooks, and $86 to take the             industry. Throughout the course, students are expected to pres-
Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification test.               ent their work to an adult audience that may include represen-
This one-year program is for students interested in a career           tatives from local businesses and the healthcare community.
in nursing or advanced medical field. It prepares them for
Maryland Board of Nursing certification as a certified nursing
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
under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Content includes
Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology,
CPR and First Aid, Nutrition, and basic nursing procedures.
Students develop their soft skills in combination with their



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huMan BODy SySteMS
                                                                                             huMan ServiCeS
531000                         2 credits               Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences.                    Courses focus on occupations related to economic,
                                                                        political, and social systems. The options will be of
Students examine the interactions of body systems as they               interest to students interested in careers such as educa-
explore identity, communication, power, movement, protec-               tion, government, law, law enforcement, hospitality, the
tion, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investi-            military, child care, and social services.
gate the structures and functions of the human body, and use
data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as
                                                                        ChilD DevelOpMent
muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respira-
tion. Exploring science in action, students build organs and            362040     1                                           Grades 9 - 12
tissues on a skeletal mannequin, work through interesting real          363041     2                                           Grades 9 - 12
world cases and often play the role of biomedical profession-           363061     3                                          Grades 10 - 12
als to solve medical mysteries.                                         Prerequisite for Level 2: Child Development 1
                                                                        Prerequisite for Level 3: Child Development 2
MeDiCal interventiOn                                                    Students who complete Child Development 1, 2, and 3 and
531200                     2 credits                   Grades 11 - 12   meet the state requirements receive their 90-clock hour
Prerequisites: Human Body Systems.                                      Preschool Certification. The course introduces the study
                                                                        of children with emphasis on the preschool child. Through
Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in
                                                                        classroom activities, observations of children and actual
the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they fol-
                                                                        experiences with preschool children in the child development
low the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To”
                                                                        laboratory, students study the stages of growth and develop-
manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the
                                                                        ment, the role of play in children’s learning, strategies for
body as students explore: how to prevent and fight infection;
                                                                        supporting physical, intellectual, social and emotional develop-
how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to
                                                                        ment, and positive guidance practices and techniques. Students
prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and how to prevail when
                                                                        become acquainted with career opportunities working with
the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios,
                                                                        young children and the various roles and responsibilities of
students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related
                                                                        those who provide care.
to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical
devices, and diagnostics. Lifestyle choices and preventive              In level 2, students begin to take greater responsibility for the
measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the            administrative functions of the preschool program, com-
important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play         municating with parents and working cooperatively to plan
in the development of interventions of the future.                      instruction.
                                                                        At level 3, while continuing to teach in the preschool labora-
prinCipleS Of the BiOMeDiCal SCienCeS                                   tory, students learn about the administrative responsibilities of
535100                        2 credits                Grades 10 - 12   operating a child care center.
Students investigate the human body systems and various
health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell        ClOthinG COnStruCtiOn
disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They            361050     1                                           Grades 9 - 12
determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person,      362050     2                                          Grades 10 - 12
and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that           Prerequisite for Level 2: Clothing Construction 1
might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and              Students must provide materials for individual construction projects.
projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine,
research processes and bioinformatics. This course is designed          Students will gain practical sewing experience as they make a
to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedi-               portfolio of sewing techniques and learn about sewing equip-
cal Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for              ment. Students will select and make garments of their choice
subsequent courses.                                                     applying what they have learned about fabric and pattern
                                                                        selection and garment construction. Clothing Construction 2
                                                                        students learn advanced sewing techniques and will learn to
                                                                        use a serger.
                                                                        These courses satisfy two 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                 4 credits                 Grades 10 - 12
363070      2                                         Grades 10 - 12    539130      2                 4 credits                 Grades 11 - 12
364070      3                                         Grades 11 - 12    Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Offered at Frederick High School.                                       Student shadowing and application process required. See your
Prerequisite for Level 2: Commercial Foods 1                            counselor.
Prerequisite for Level 3: Commercial Foods 2                            Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
                                                                        profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
These courses are for students interested in a career in food
                                                                        will be included in the summer supply letter.
service. They include exploration of the opportunities available
in the food service industry, food preparation skills and man-          This two-year course introduces skills that are common to all
agement, the use of equipment, and lab experiences in operat-           law enforcement, corrections, and security services occupations.
ing a restaurant and catering business. Each level requires an          These include constitutional law, oral and handwritten com-
independent food-service project during the semester.                   munication, human and public relations, physical fitness, health
Level 1 provides students with the basic principles of food             and defensive tactics, and general safety. Students must possess
preparation, equipment identification and usage, and career             effective communication skills to be successful in this program.
opportunities in the food service industry.                             Level 2 covers specific tasks and functions such as security
In Level 2, students apply their knowledge of basic food prepa-         analysis, force deployment, and corrections structure, giving
ration from Level 1 to further their experiences in a student-          students a career foundation that prepares them for intern-
operated restaurant by preparing food in large quantities,              ships, cooperative work-study, and/or college. Students who
operating and caring for commercial equipment and developing            successfully complete the Criminal Justice program may
professional skills in the food-service industry and management.        receive 3 articulated credits through FCC.
Level 3 provides accelerated management skills including                Student skill competition is available through Skills USA at the
food cost analysis, inventory, and scheduling. Individualized           state and national levels.
research projects and computer-generated lessons, according
to the student’s career goals, are implemented. Practical related       Culinary artS
hands-on experiences of food preparation and restaurant
                                                                        533220      1                 4 credits                 Grades 10 - 12
management are highlighted.
                                                                        534161      2                 4 credits                 Grades 11 - 12
                                                                        Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
COSMetOlOGy                                                             Student shadowing and application process required. See your
532020     1                  4 credits                Grades 11 - 12   counselor.
534020     2                  8 credits                Grades 11 - 12   Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
534022     2                  7 credits                Grades 11 - 12   profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.                       will be included in the summer supply letter.
Student shadowing and application process required. See your            In this soon to be American Culinary Federation certified
counselor.                                                              program, instruction is provided in professional food prepara-
Students are required to invest approximately in uniforms ($35 plus     tion and related areas such as catering and hotel/restaurant
black pants and shoes), a cosmetology kit ($525), and State Board       management. Hands-on cooking tasks are combined with his-
exam fees ($75).
                                                                        torical and theoretical aspects of culinary arts. Topics include:
The two-year cosmetology program prepares students to                   equipment operation, safety, and sanitation; stocks, soups,
successfully pass the Maryland State Board Licensing Exam to            and sauces; meat, poultry, and seafood cookery; vegetable and
care for hair, skin and nails by training in areas such as styling,     starch cookery; cold food production; Garde Manger; menu
cutting, coloring, permanent waving, facials, manicures,                planning; recordkeeping and service operations, including
and pedicures. Students become familiar with principles of              food costs, recipe conversion, and front-of-the-house manage-
sanitation, chemistry of cosmetics, basic electricity, and state        ment. Second year students have the opportunity to focus on
regulations governing beauty culture. Excellent attendance              Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry production. Students are
is mandatory in order to attain the 1,500 hours necessary to            prepared for and expected to take the ServSafe Kitchen Safety
qualify to sit for the State Board Exam. Eligible students are          and Sanitation exam. The cost of the exam is $35 and purchas-
required to sit for the State Board of Cosmetology exam during          ing a personal copy of the supplemental materials (~$50) is
their senior year.                                                      strongly recommended as a professional reference.
Students intending to enroll in Cosmetology must plan their             This prepares students for further education at culinary, busi-
class schedules carefully in order to complete all academic             ness or restaurant management schools, as well as those wish-
requirements for graduation and allow one-half day for                  ing to enter apprenticeship or skilled line cooking positions in
Cosmetology during their junior year and a full day during              the food service industry. Students who successfully complete
their senior year. (English 12 is available at the Career and           the Culinary Arts program may receive 6 credits through FCC
Technology Center.)                                                     and 15 credits at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.


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                                                                             Some student training and activities occur off-campus and may
CultureS anD CuiSine
                                                                             include hazardous situations.
361010                                                     Grades 9 - 12
                                                                             Note: Because this is a MFRI certification course and the
This course approaches food by studying the diversities and
                                                                             process requires sequential mastery of content, students who
commonalities of cultures, history, geographies and people.                  do not pass the Hazardous Materials module exam may be
In this course, students gain confidence in culinary skills                  removed from the program and must successfully complete it
through the selection and preparation of healthy foods from                  outside the FCPS class before the end of the first semester.
their own and other cultures. Using the USDA My Pyramid,
students analyze the nutritional strengths and weaknesses of                 inDepenDent livinG: reality 101
their own eating habits. Recipe conversions, basic cooking
                                                                             362020                                                 Grades 9 - 12
terms and kitchen skills as well as food preparation techniques
are incorporated. Students will prepare and sample foods from                Students begin preparing for a balanced and fulfilling life.
around the world.                                                            Based on the theory that career and family are intrinsically
                                                                             related, the course utilizes hands-on experience to guide
faShiOn MerChanDiSinG                                                        students through the decisions that will have an impact upon
362060     1                                               Grades 9 - 12
                                                                             their future. Activities that provide relevant, practical experi-
362160     2                                              Grades 10 - 12
                                                                             ence include studying the value of nutritious diet and healthy
Prerequisite for Level 2: Fashion Merchandising 1
                                                                             lifestyle, planning and cooking nutritious meals, examining
                                                                             housing choices, and demonstrating the principles of interior
This course explores fashion with a focus on career oppor-                   design, financial planning, instruction in clothing care and
tunities that are both directly and indirectly related to retail             selection and developing skills for becoming a wise consumer.
merchandising. Students analyze the elements and processes                   The course empowers young persons with the skills and knowl-
of clothing design and construction and study the historical                 edge to live in a competitive and rapidly changing society.
influences that social, economic, and political factors have on
fashion and technology. Students apply industry practices in
                                                                             intrODuCtiOn tO teaChinG
textiles, apparel, design, retailing, advertising, and promotion.
                                                                             562001
Fashion Merchandising 1 & 2 are two of the four credits for the              Offered at the Brunswick High School Teaching Academy.
Fashion Merchandising CTE Program Completer.
                                                                             See the Academies section of Step 7 for more information.

fire/reSCue CaDet prOGraM                                                    This course is based on the “Maryland Outcomes for Teacher
533451      4 credits           p.m. program           Grades 11 - 12 only   Preparation: The First Sixty Hours.” Students consider a wide
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center and articulated             range of teaching professions as they study units in Human
with Frederick Community College.                                            Growth and Development, Educational Theorists, Technology
Student application process required. See your counselor.                    and Communications, Classroom Management, Curriculum
Enrollment is limited to 25 students.                                        and Instruction, Schools and Society, Professional Develop-
Program entry requirements:                                                  ment, and Community and Parent Relationships. They begin
  • Must be a Frederick County high school 11th or 12th grade                a working portfolio to be assessed and completed during the
     student at least 16 years old by the first day of class.                internship experience.
  • Must be an active member, in good standing, of a Frederick
     County fire and/or rescue department before the first day of class.     perSOnal relatiOnShipS anD effeCtive parentinG
  • Must be able to provide own transportation, when required.               (p.r.e.p.)
     Students drive at specified times between CTC and the home              362030                                                  Grades 9 - 12
     school and fire/rescue experience sites.                                Because the content is sensitive, the Family Life and Human Devel-
  • Must have a positive recommendation from the chief of the                opment Bylaw stipulates that parental permission is required.
     student’s fire/rescue company.
                                                                             Students are given opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and
  • Must complete a physical examination and a facepiece fitness test.       attitudes needed for healthy relationships. Special emphasis is
This one-year program provides training and experience for                   given to decision-making, setting goals, communication styles,
future employment in the fire and rescue service or its allied               theories of attraction and learning crisis and conflict resolution
professions. The program includes classroom instruction,                     management. The decision to be a parent or not, reproduction,
hands-on activities and field experiences at selected agencies               the birth process, birth defects, infant development, and the care
related to the fire and rescue services. (Class may last until 3:00          of young children are included. Responsibility and reality are
p.m. on practical session days.)                                             emphasized through the use of Baby Think It Over, a computer-
Courses are a cooperative effort between the school system and               ized life-like infant simulator that allows student to experience
the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Association. In addi-                   the demands of parenting in preparation for making informed
tion to earning course credit, students who pass the externally              choices about their future. Students are provided with informa-
developed examinations have the opportunity to receive                       tion that will lead to a greater understanding of the challenges of
certification as a Firefighter 2 and as an Emergency Medical                 marriage and parenthood in a technological society.
Technician.


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                                                                    arChiteCtural 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                                           Two credits in Architectural Engineering Design meet the
Extended Technical Studies                                          Maryland graduation requirement for Advanced Technology
Technical Elective Survey                                           Education.
automotive & electronics
                                                                    These courses provide students with architectural engineering
Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing
                                                                    design content and process skills to prepare them for entry-
Auto Mechanics
                                                                    level employment and post-secondary education in the field of
Automotive Technology
                                                                    architectural engineering design. Students study architectural
Construction & Manufacturing                                        design principles; invention, innovation and patenting; and
Cabinetmaking                                                       develop architectural hand-drawing skills, progressing to
Carpentry                                                           AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor software applications across the
Carpentry & Construction Trades                                     three levels of course work. The three levels include increas-
Construction Electricity                                            ingly complex experiences in the architectural engineering
Introduction to Construction Management                             design and development process, the nature and impact of
Masonry                                                             architectural engineering on the environment, the integra-
Plumbing/HVAC                                                       tion of core technologies into the design process, and the
Welding: Agricultural & Commercial Metals Technology                applications of architectural engineering in major business and
Woodworking                                                         industry enterprises.
engineering & architecture
Architectural Engineering Design                                    autO BODy/COlliSiOn repair & refiniShinG
Computer-Aided Design/Drafting — Architectural Graphics
                                                                    533210     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
Computer-Aided Design/Drafting — Engineering Graphics
                                                                    534031     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12
Drafting
                                                                    Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Pre-Engineering Technology 1, 2 & 3
                                                                    Students are encouraged to invest approximately $150 in a beginning
Project-Lead-the-Way — Engineering Program
                                                                    tool set.
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture                              Student shadowing and application process required. See your
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing                               counselor.
  • Digital Electronics                                             Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
  • Engineering Design and Development                              profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
  • Introduction to Engineering Design                              will be included in the summer supply letter.
  • Principles of Engineering                                       This program teaches students the skills and technical knowl-
Technical Drawing                                                   edge needed to repair collision damage to today’s passenger
information technology                                              vehicles. Through the use of the I-CAR curriculum, students
Cisco Networking Academy                                            learn key technical skills including the repair and replacement
Communications & Networking                                         of cosmetic and structural panels, MIG welding, unibody
Computer Science, IB                                                repair and straightening, refinishing, painting and striping,
Computer Technician/Analyst                                         estimating and job costing, plastic repair, and more. As a
Pre-college Topics in Computer Science                              NATEF-certified program, students are able to accumulate
Principles of Programming                                           I-CAR Gold Class points toward their growing industry
Programming & Computer Concepts                                     standard I-CAR Gold Class Professional designation. Career
Website Development 1 & 2                                           options include body and structural repair technicians,
                                                                    refinishing/painting technicians, body shop owner/managers,
                                                                    estimators/appraisers, parts technicians, manufacturers and
                                                                    insurance representatives. Students must take the NATEF
                                                                    sponsored National Automotive Student Skills Standards
                                                                    Assessment. Students may receive up to 15 Credits at Catons-
                                                                    ville Community College or 18 Credits at University of
                                                                    Northwestern Ohio.
                                                                    Student skill competition and leadership development is avail-
                                                                    able through Skills USA at the state and national levels.


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autO MeChaniCS                                                           CaBinetMakinG
492110     1                1 credit                    Grades 10 - 12   491920     1                1 credit              Grades 10 - 12
492210     1                2 credits                   Grades 10 - 12   492040     1                2 credits             Grades 10 - 12
492340     2                1 credit                    Grades 10 - 12   492940     2                1 credit              Grades 11 - 12
492130     2                2 credits                   Grades 10 - 12   493040     2                2 credits             Grades 11 - 12
494111     3                2 credits                   Grades 11 - 12   494241     3                1 credit                  Grade 12
Offered only at Brunswick High School.                                   494041     3                2 credits                 Grade 12
Courses must be taken in sequence.                                       494281     4                1 credit                  Grade 12
                                                                         494291     4                2 credits                 Grade 12
This program prepares students to service and maintain all               Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.
types of automobiles. It includes instruction on the diagnosis
                                                                         Students from other county high schools may enroll in this program
of malfunctions and repair of engines, and fuel, electrical,
                                                                         but must provide their own transportation.
cooling, brake, drive train and suspension systems. Upon suc-
cessful completion of Auto Mechanics 1, 2, and 3, in conjunc-            Courses must be taken in sequence.
tion with teacher recommendation, students can earn up to                Students are instructed in the use of the basic tools and equip-
19 credits at the Community College of Baltimore County,                 ment of the cabinetry trade. Basic elements of construction
Catonsville.                                                             including framing and finish work are covered. Construction
                                                                         of basic bookcases and cabinets leads to more difficult projects
autOMOtive teChnOlOGy                                                    requiring increased competency and knowledge of design,
533060     1                  4 credits                 Grades 10 - 12   wood, and finish.
534061     2                  4 credits                 Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at the Career ad Technology Center.                         Carpentry
Student shadowing and application process required. See your             533040     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
counselor.                                                               534041     2                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $250 in a beginning      Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
tool set.                                                                Students are encouraged to invest approximately $125-$175 in hand
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     tools and work boots to be used in the program.
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs        Student shadowing and application process required. See your
will be included in the summer supply letter.                            counselor.
Students in this program develop the skills necessary to                 Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
become an entry-level automotive technician. This Automo-                profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
tive Service Excellence certified program prepares automotive            will be included in the summer supply letter.
students for certification guided by the rigorous nationally             The carpentry program introduces students to the exciting and
recognized industry standards. Instruction focuses on labora-            diverse opportunities available in the construction industry
tory safety, proper tool and equipment usage, vehicle system             by building a single-family home through the course of this
diagnosis and repair of brakes and suspension, engines, fuel,            two-year program. Students develop a range of skills in the
electrical, cooling, and drive train systems. The curriculum is          field of carpentry, including: blueprint reading, estimating,
taught through both theory and hands-on methods. Safety and              framing, roofing, siding, drywall installation and finishing,
proper work habits are emphasized throughout the course.                 cabinet installation, trim carpentry, and stairway construction.
Students who excel have the opportunity to also participate in           Students develop job-site safety and teamwork habits and
the Automotive Youth Education System in which they further              explore a variety of specialization areas and career opportuni-
refine their skills and knowledge by working with a mentor               ties within the construction industry.
technician in a paid summer internship at a local automotive             Student skill competition and leadership development are
dealership. Students must take the NATEF sponsored National              provided through participation in Skills USA student orga-
Automotive Student Skills Standards Assessment. Students may             nization at the local, state and national levels. Students may
receive up to 18 Credits at Catonsville Community College,               earn six articulated college credits in FCC’s Construction
University of Northwestern Ohio, Pennsylvania College of                 Management program through successful completion of the
Technology or Universal Technical Institute (UTI).                       Carpentry program, and up to eight credits at Harrisburg Area
                                                                         Community College.
                                                                         Students are required to complete the National Center for
                                                                         Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) core and
                                                                         level one certifications for Carpentry. Students who complete
                                                                         the program and their certification receive credit for one year
                                                                         of their NCCER apprenticeship.



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Carpentry & COnStruCtiOn traDeS                                          CaD/arChiteCtural GraphiCS
492050     1                                            Grades 10 - 12   533080     1                 4 credits              Grades 11 - 12
493150     2                                            Grades 11 - 12   533085     1A                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
493050     2                 2 credits                  Grades 11 - 12   533086     1B                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
494251     3                                                Grade 12     534081     2                 4 credits              Grades 11 - 12
494051     3                 2 credits                      Grade 12     534241     2A                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at Linganore High School.                                   534251     2B                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
Courses must be taken in sequence.                                       Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                         Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry.
This program prepares students for employment in a broad
range of occupations in the general construction, building               Student shadowing and application process required. See your
maintenance, and home improvement industries. Units of                   counselor.
instruction include tools, construction materials, job safety,           Articulates credit with Frederick Community College and the
blueprint reading, carpentry, basic masonry, and general main-           Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville.
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
Construction Trades 2 or 3 may work with the instructor for a             CAD/Architectural Graphics       CAD/Architectural Graphics
two-credit course.                                                         1 (4 credits)                    1 (4 credits)
                                                                          CAD/Architectural Graphics       CAD/Architectural Graphics
CiSCO netWOrkinG aCaDeMy                                                   2 (4 credits)                    2A (2 credits)
538530                       4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12
                                                                                                           CAD/Architectural Graphics
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center
                                                                                                            2B (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Computer Technician/Analyst or A+ certification and
instructor approval                                                                  option 3                          option 4
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their      CAD/Architectural Graphics       CAD/Architectural Graphics
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs          1A (2 credits)                   1A (2 credits)
will be included in the summer supply letter.
                                                                          CAD/Architectural Graphics       CAD/Architectural Graphics
The CISCO Networking Academy program prepares students
                                                                           1B (2 credits)                   1B (2 credits)
to sit for the networking industry standard CCENT (Cisco
Certified Entry Networking Technician) and CCNA (Cisco                    CAD/Architectural Graphics       CAD/Architectural Graphics
Certified Networking Associate) certifications. Students use               2 (4 credits)                    2A (2 credits)
online curriculum in conjunction with extensive laboratory
exercises to develop their knowledge and skills in areas includ-                                           CAD/Architectural Graphics
ing: basic networking terminology through complex subnet                                                    2B (2 credits)
masking rules and strategies and supporting diverse networks.            This program is for students who plans to enter college, techni-
Hands-on experience allows students to hone their network                cal school, or industry in the architectural computer design/
trouble-shooting skills while developing critical-thinking and           drafting technology field. It teaches specific skills needed
problem-solving skills.                                                  for the production and organization of architectural draw-
Students who complete this rigorous college-level curriculum             ings. Competency is developed in design, layout, site plans,
must take either the CCENT or CCNA exams. The cost associ-               architectural lettering and symbols, materials and methods of
ated with the certification exams is approximately $125 each.            construction, construction specifications, local building codes,
                                                                         elevations, sectionals, detail drawings, renderings, and model
Students may also receive 15 articulated credits through FCC             building. Students develop a full set of architectural plans.
for the successful completion of this program.
                                                                         Students operate a sophisticated CAD system. Competency
                                                                         is developed in file and disk management, computer utility
COMMuniCatiOnS anD netWOrkinG (Can)
                                                                         programs, installation and configuration of computer hardware
344040                                                  Grades 10 - 12
                                                                         and software. Students operate word processing programs for
This one-credit course focuses on higher level microcomputer             the production of professional papers and specifications as well
communications and network integration topics. Students                  as graphic application programs for architectural specifications
learn to design computer networks and install network compo-             and drawings, 3-D modeling, video graphics, and computer
nents along with both management and application software.               animation.
In addition, students study the function of networking and
telecommunications devices.                                              Level 2 is a continuation of the concepts begun in Level 1 but
                                                                         concentrates on advanced skill development. Students partici-


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pate as part of a design and drafting team for the production of     and specifications, as well as graphic application programs
plans for the house project built by the Career and Technology       for engineering drawings, 3-D modeling, video graphics, and
Center. Instruction is reinforced by field trips to the house        computer animation.
project building site.
                                                                     Level 2 is a continuation of the concepts begun in Level 1 but
                                                                     concentrates on advanced skill development. Students partici-
CaD/enGineerinG GraphiCS                                             pate as part of a design and drafting team for the production of
533070     1                 4 credits              Grades 11 - 12   plans for manufacturing processes.
533072     1A                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
533073     1B                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12   COMputer SCienCe, iB
534071     2                 4 credits              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     SL – 340101 (one year)                            Grades 11 and/or 12
534261     2A                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     HL – 340201 (two-year program, 1st year)          Grades 11 and/or 12
534271     2B                2 credits              Grades 11 - 12
                                                                     HL – 340301 (two-year program, 2nd year)          Grades 11 and/or 12
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                     Offered only at Urbana High School.
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry.
                                                                     In this rigorous International Baccalaureate course, students
Student shadowing and application process required. See your
                                                                     are encouraged to use a logical approach and analytical think-
counselor.
                                                                     ing in the use of computers to solve problems by using either a
Articulates credit with Frederick Community College and the          procedure-oriented or object-oriented environment. Student-
Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville.                  centered activities focus on creating solutions to problems by
                                                                     first identifying a process with which to recognize and define
     cAd/engineering courSe SeQuence SAMPleS                         problems; identifying appropriate hardware and developing
             option 1                         option 2               algorithms to create the solutions; and testing the integration
                                                                     of solutions. This course further develops an understanding
 CAD/Engineering Graphics         CAD/Engineering Graphics           of the use of computers in a variety of disciplines and applica-
  1 (4 credits)                    1 (4 credits)                     tions. It transfers skills to alternative and future developments.
 CAD/Engineering Graphics         CAD/Engineering Graphics           Students learn to understand the consequences of rapidly
  2 (4 credits)                    2A (2 credits)                    changing technology.

                                  CAD/Engineering Graphics           COMputer teChniCian/analySt
                                   2B (2 credits)
                                                                     538510                       4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
            option 3                          option 4               Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                     Cost associated with the A+ certification exams is approximately
 CAD/Engineering Graphics         CAD/Engineering Graphics
                                                                     $150.
  1A (2 credits)                   1A (2 credits)
                                                                     Student shadowing and application process required. See your
 CAD/Engineering Graphics         CAD/Engineering Graphics           counselor.
  1B (2 credits)                   1B (2 credits)                    Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
                                                                     profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
 CAD/Engineering Graphics         CAD/Engineering Graphics
                                                                     will be included in the summer supply letter.
  2 (4 credits)                    2A (2 credits)
                                                                     This one-year course is the first step toward preparing students
                                  CAD/Engineering Graphics
                                                                     to become an IT professional. Students learn computer repair
                                   2B (2 credits)
                                                                     and maintenance skills by building functioning computers
This program is for students who plan to enter college, techni-      from component parts, upgrading existing computers, and
cal school, or industry in the engineering computer design/          diagnosing and repairing customer units. The online curricu-
drafting technology field.                                           lum includes instructional units on microcomputers, memory,
                                                                     operating systems, application software, diagnostic techniques,
Students are taught to plan and execute basic engineering            customer interaction, viruses, printers, peripheral interfacing
drafting techniques, basic technical illustrating, and 3-D           and basic networking. Students must take the CompTIA A+
drawings. Competency is developed in sketching, drawing,             certification exams.
dimensioning, linear and geometric tolerancing, and the repro-
duction of assembly and production drawings.                         Students will also complete the CISCO Academy “Small &
                                                                     Home Networking” Discovery I curriculum.
Students operate a sophisticated CAD system. Competency
is developed in file and disk management, computer utility           Students have the opportunity to receive 11 articulated credits
programs, installation and configuration of computer hardware        through Frederick Community College. Student skill competi-
and software. Students operate word processing programs              tion and leadership development is available through Skills
for the production for the production of professional papers         USA at the state and national levels.



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COnStruCtiOn eleCtriCity                                                 extenDeD teChniCal StuDieS
533050     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12   538100                       4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
534051     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12   Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.                        Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission — seniors who have completed
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $220 in specialized      the required levels of a program at the Career and Technology
personal electrical tools.                                               Center.
Student shadowing and application process required. See your             This program allows students to gain more advanced skills
counselor.                                                               and experiences prior to entering the work force and/or
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     post-secondary education. Before enrolling, students must
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs        meet with the instructor to discuss career goals and plan their
will be included in the summer supply letter.                            advanced study objectives. Only students who have demon-
This course introduces students to the basic technical know-             strated excellent motivation and focus on learning and work
ledge and skills required to enter the field of residential and          well independently will be approved, providing class space is
light commercial wiring. Basic electrical skills covered include:        available.
blueprint reading, estimating, circuit planning, electrical pan-
els, rough wiring and finish work. Students are also introduced          fOunDatiOnS Of teChnOlOGy
to the rapidly expanding field of “smart” wiring. Students build         344070                                                   Grades 9 - 12
their skills by planning and actually wiring an actual house             This course involves a broad study of technology and how it
in the community. Emphasis is placed on completing the first             affects every aspect of our lives. Students address crucial issues,
year of the nationally recognized apprenticeship training and            current and future technological problems and opportunities
understanding the National Electrical Code requirements.                 associated with technology. In lab and classroom activities
Program completers are prepared to pursue entry-level                    students experience ways to create, use, improve, control, and
employment as electrical apprentices and to continue their               assess a variety of technologies including: mechanical, struc-
                                                                         tural, electrical, electronic, fluid, optical, and bio technologies.
training in the four-year apprenticeship program, and up
                                                                         This course satisfies the one-credit graduation requirement for
to eight articulated credits at Harrisburg Area Community
                                                                         Technology Education.
College through successful completion of the Construction
Electricity program. Students are required to complete the
National Center for Construction Education and Research’s                MaSOnry
(NCCER) core and level one certifications for Electricity.               533130     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
Students who complete the program and their certification                534131     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12
receive credit for one year of their NCCER apprenticeship.               Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Local, state and national student skill competition is available         Students are encouraged to invest approximately $75 in specialized
through Skills USA.                                                      basic hand tools.
                                                                         Student shadowing and application process required. See your
DraftinG                                                                 counselor.
492010     1                                      Grades 10 - 12         Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their
492020     2                                      Grades 10 - 12         profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs
492230     3                                      Grades 10 - 12         will be included in the summer supply letter.
494071     3                2 credits             Grades 10 - 12
                                                                         This course prepares students to enter the construction field
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.
                                                                         of brick, block and stone masonry. It emphasizes hands-on
Courses must be taken in sequence.                                       experiences through construction of various student projects
Students are taught to plan, prepare, and interpret mechanical,          that vary in complexity from laying a simple brick wall to
architectural, structural drawings and other forms of graphic            constructing more difficult projects such as chimneys, arches
representation. Competencies are developed in sketching,                 and fireplaces. Instruction also focuses upon accurate blueprint
drawing, and lettering appropriate to increasingly complex               reading and estimating for small jobs. These skills are further
subjects. Students develop these skills using traditional drafting       refined through the student-built house project that allows
tools and computer-aided design. Competency is also devel-               students to provide the masonry work on an actual house that
oped in the use of reproduction materials, equipment, and                the Construction Technology department builds.
processes.                                                               The masonry program utilizes the National Center for Con-
                                                                         struction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum,
                                                                         a nationally developed competency-based, task-oriented
                                                                         curriculum that prepares students to begin a formal appren-
                                                                         ticeship program. Students successfully completing the
                                                                         masonry program earn one year’s credit in the three-year


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masonry apprenticeship program. Students may earn six
                                                                         pre-COlleGe tOpiCS in COMputer SCienCe
articulated college credits in FCC’s Construction Management
program, and up to eight articulated credits at Harrisburg Area          344011                                              Grades 11 - 12
Community College through successful completion of the                   Prerequisite: AP Computer Science
Masonry program.                                                         This is a one-credit course designed to follow the AP Com-
                                                                         puter Science course. It covers advanced topics in object-
Students are required to complete the National Center for
                                                                         oriented programming, numerical and symbolic computation,
Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) core and
                                                                         algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, software
level one certifications for Masonry. Students who complete
                                                                         engineering, supercomputing, human-computer communica-
the program and their certification receive credit for one year
                                                                         tions, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and ethical and
of their NCCER apprenticeship.
                                                                         professional issues.

pluMBinG/hvaC
                                                                         pre-enGineerinG teChnOlOGy 1
533100     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12
                                                                         394080*                                             Grades 10 - 12
534100     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12
                                                                         Offered only at Oakdale and Tuscarora High Schools.
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
Students are encouraged to invest approximately $100 in personal         This course offers the opportunity to solve mechanical,
basic hand tools.                                                        electronic, optical, thermal, structural, fluid, and materials
                                                                         problems through the use of modern technology tools. This is a
Student shadowing and application process required. See your
                                                                         laboratory-based course using CAD, CAM, robotics, computer
counselor.
                                                                         modeling and simulation. The curriculum is composed of
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     16 modular work stations. Each work station has from 4 to
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs        12 levels of curriculum. The Pre-Engineering Technology 1
will be included in the summer supply letter.                            students explore two levels at each station. Successful comple-
This course utilizes the National Center for Construction                tion fulfills one credit of the Advanced Technology Education
Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, a nationally                  graduation requirement.
developed competency-based, task-oriented curriculum that
prepares students to begin a formal apprenticeship program.              pre-enGineerinG teChnOlOGy 2
Instruction consists of an integrated approach of theory and
                                                                         390040*                                             Grades 10 - 12
hands-on experiences to prepare students to install, repair,
assemble, and maintain heating and air conditioning systems.             Offered only at Oakdale and Tuscarora High Schools.
Students learn the code approved practices for installing and            This course allows further development of content in the
maintaining all piping systems involved in sanitary drain-               overview of engineering technologies introduced in Pre-
age, storm water management, and developing potable water                Engineering Technology 1. In addition to the continuing
supply systems. Students also learn the industry standard                study of computer aided design (CAD) and quality assurance,
piping practices involved in refrigeration and cooling as well           students study advanced concepts in mechanical, structural,
as hot water piping for building heating using oil and gas fuels.        electrical, and fluid engineering. Students focus their study
Experiences are provided in metal duct fabrication/installation,         by completing up to six levels at a fewer number of stations.
blueprint reading, establishing system layouts, and interpreting         The Level 2 course provides students with an opportunity to
manufacturers’ specifications.
                                                                         explore specific topics and related career pathways that may
Students may earn six articulated college credits in FCC’s               pique a career or post-high school interest. Successful comple-
Construction Management program, and up to eight articu-                 tion fulfills one credit of the Advanced Technology Education
lated credits at Harrisburg Area Community College through               graduation requirement.
successful completion of the Plumbing/HVAC program.
Student skill competition is available through Skills USA at the         pre-enGineerinG teChnOlOGy 3
local, state and national levels.
                                                                         390050*                                             Grades 10 - 12
Students are required to complete the National Center for                Offered only at Oakdale and Tuscarora High Schools.
Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) core and
level one certifications for Plumbing. Students who complete             This advanced-level course provides students with in-depth
the program and their certification receive credit for one year of       knowledge of quality assurance practices, advanced skill
their NCCER apprenticeship.                                              development in computer aided design (CAD), and mastery
                                                                         of advanced concepts in mechanical driver, pneumatics,
                                                                         electronics, and automated material handling. Project develop-
                                                                         ment within a team environment is emphasized. Through the
                                                                         use of a master project, students research, plan, and develop
                                                                         a prototype solution to an engineering problem. Successful
                                                                         completion fulfills one credit of the Advanced Technology
                                                                         Education graduation requirement.


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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 automation.
tion of this course prepares students to enter the Programming         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
prOJeCt leaD the Way: enGineerinG (pltW)                               in automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included.
Offered only at Linganore and/or Walkersville high schools.
The following seven PLTW courses introduce students                    DiGital eleCtrOniCS: (De)
to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to             497301                                              Grades 9 - 12
entering college. Those not intending to pursue further                Recommended prerequisite: Completion of or simultaneous enroll-
formal education would also benefit from the knowledge                 ment in Algebra 2.
and logical thought processes that result from taking
                                                                       Digital Electronics is an applied logic that focuses on the appli-
some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.
                                                                       cation of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation
PLTW engineering courses are articulated with over 15
                                                                       software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the
colleges and universities in the United States.
                                                                       actual construction of circuits and devices.

aerOSpaCe enGineerinG (ae)
                                                                       enGineerinG DeSiGn anD DevelOpMent: (eDD)
491200                                                Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       497001                                              Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at Walkersville High School.
                                                                       Prerequisites: POE, IED, DE, and CEA or AE.
Recommended prerequisites: POE, IED, and DE.
                                                                       Students work in teams to research, design and construct a
The major focus of the course is to acquaint students with the         solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students
world of flight and space travel. As they learn about various          apply principles developed in the four preceding courses
aspects of aerospace engineering, they apply what was learned          and are guided by a community mentor. They must present
to the design and development of several simulated flight              progress reports, submit a final written report, and defend
vehicles for both atmospheric and space travel and use many            their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the
different types of technical software. The course covers the           school year.
history of flight, aerodynamics and aerodynamics testing, flight
systems, astronautics, space life sciences, aerospace materials,
                                                                       intrODuCtiOn tO enGineerinG DeSiGn: (ieD)
and systems engineering. Working in teams, students learn
about documenting their work, solving problems, and com-               497011                                                Grades 9 - 12
municating their solutions to other students and members of            This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design
the professional community of aerospace engineering. Aero-             development process for products. Models of product solutions
space Engineering is a specialization course within the PLTW           are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling
sequence.                                                              computer design software (AutoCAD Inventor). This course
                                                                       satisfies the one credit graduation requirement for Technology
Civil enGineerinG anD arChiteCture (Cea)                               Education.
497401                                                Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at Linganore High School.                                 prinCipleS Of enGineerinG: (pOe)
Recommended prerequisites: POE, IED, and DE.                           497000                                              Grades 9 - 12
                                                                       Recommended prerequisite: Completion of or simultaneous enroll-
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engi-          ment in Geometry.
neering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelation-
ship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use         This course helps students understand the field of engineer-
state-of-the-art software (AutoCAD and Revit) to solve real            ing/engineering technology. Exploring various technology
world problems and communicate solutions, applying math-               systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how
ematics, science and engineering content and principles to             engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology
hands-on projects and activities. This course covers the role of       in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. It
civil engineers and architects, project planning, site planning,       also includes concerns about social and political consequences
building design, and project documentation and presentation.           of technological change. 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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prOGraMMinG anD COMputer COnCeptS                                      WelDinG: aGriCultural & COMMerCial MetalS
341010                                               Grades 10 - 12    teChnOlOGy
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geometry or a higher mathematics           533140     1                 4 credits               Grades 10 - 12
course.                                                                534141     2                 4 credits               Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       Offered only at Career and Technology Center.
This is a one-credit course based on the Association for
                                                                       Second-year students: personal protective clothing and work boots
Computing Machinery (ACM) model high school comput-
                                                                       required at an approximate cost of $100.
ing course. It surveys computer science topics including:
numerical and symbolic representation, operating systems,              Student shadowing and application process required. See your
programming languages, computer architecture, ethical and              counselor.
professional issues, information retrieval, artificial intelligence,   This program provides instruction and hands-on experience
design of solutions to abstract problems and introductory              in all of the industry standard welding processes. Students
programming in JAVA. This course is a prerequisite for the AP          develop skills in oxyacetylene cutting, brazing and welding,
Computer Science course.                                               plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, MIG and TIG
                                                                       welding. Supplemental welding skills are developed through
teChniCal DraWinG                                                      the planning, design, and fabrication of metal projects. The
391030    1                                            Grades 9 - 12   goal for each student is to develop the skills necessary to
392030    2                                           Grades 10 - 12   become a successful entry-level welder/fabricator.
393031    3                                           Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       Second-year students take the industry 3G Vertical Up welding
393131    3A                 0.5 credit               Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       test to become certified by the American Welding Society.
394031    4                                               Grade 12
                                                                       The cost associated with this highly desirable certification is
394131    4A                 0.5 credit                   Grade 12
                                                                       $90 and covers the independent laboratory testing fee of the
Courses must be taken in sequence.
                                                                       welding test sample. Student skill competition and leadership
Students learn the basic language of drafting by completing            development is available through Skills USA and FFA at the
a series of drawings and projects. They are able to visualize          local, state and national levels.
objects in three dimensions, read blueprints, prepare working
drawings, think through problems, draw clearly and accurately,         WOODWOrkinG
and obtain substantial practice in engineering drafting tech-
                                                                       496120    1                                           Grades 9 - 12
niques. At Level 2, they apply more advanced concepts such
                                                                       496220    2                                          Grades 10 - 12
as multi-view projection, developments, pictorials, auxiliary
                                                                       496321    3                                          Grades 11 - 12
views, and sectioning. Levels 3 and 4 emphasize problem solv-
                                                                       496331    3A                 0.5 credit              Grades 11 - 12
ing, design, and individual student interests.
                                                                       496421    4                                              Grade 12
                                                                       496431    4A                 0.5 credit                  Grade 12
WeB Site DevelOpMent 1                                                 Courses must be taken in sequence.
344030                                                Grades 10 - 12
                                                                       This course develops skills in the safe and proper use of
This one-credit course introduces the technologies and issues          virtually all types of woodworking tools. Hand tools, portable
related to web site development. Students develop standards            power tools, and stationary power tools are discussed in detail,
compliant HTML web pages. There is a strong focus on design            giving the student the knowledge and confidence to operate
elements, the web sites audience, usability and accessibil-            each tool safely and effectively. Students are expected to be
ity, and appropriate software tools. Students learn the basic          involved in project work, both assigned and personal choice.
concepts of document distribution on the World Wide Web                Advanced woodworking skills are introduced at levels 2, 3
and the basic infrastructure of the Internet and intranets. The        and 4, and students are challenged to design and build more
course introduces social, ethical, and legal issues related to web     advanced projects.
site development and the World Wide Web in general.

WeB Site DevelOpMent 2
344031                                                Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Web Site Development 1.
Students create static and dynamic web pages with text and
graphical content in different development environments by
using various authoring tools. Using current technology stu-
dents develop interactive web applications via client-side and
server-side scripting and the integration of database functions
into web services. Through the use of hands-on projects, code
samples and real world experience, students master the skills of
advanced web design.

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                                                                       ents, and employer to develop objectives that make contribu-
    natural reSOurCeS anD aGriCulture                                  tions toward a career. Records of student work are maintained
Courses in this section focus on fields of interest such as            as required by the instructor.
the agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental
sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.              aGriCulture/hOrtiCulture inDepenDent StuDy
CTE completer options follow (courses with an * are                    492150                                              Grades 10 - 12
required):                                                             Students pursue an individualized course of study in agricul-
aGriCulture: aniMal SCienCe OptiOn                                     ture or horticulture. Each student is assigned to a teacher for
*Agri-science                 Horse Care and Management or             one period and works with that teacher in meeting individual
*Pre-Vet Small Animal Care    Forestry and Wildlife                    career preparatory goals and course objectives.
*Pre-Vet Large Animal Science Management or
                              Agriculture Work Experience or           aGri-SCienCe
                              Cooperative Work Study                   492351                                               Grades 9 - 12
aGriCulture: MeChaniCS OptiOn
                                                                       This one-semester course examines plant and animal sciences
*Engine and Power 1           *Wood and Metal Structures
                                                                       using agricultural applications. Laboratory work is emphasized
*Engine and Power 2           *Advanced Mechanics                      and includes experiences with plants and animals. Animal
hOrtiCulture                                                           studies include animal anatomy and physiology, genetics, repro-
*Agri-science                 Horticulture 3 or                        duction and health care. Plant studies include ecology, microbi-
*Horticulture 1               Agriculture Work Experience or           ology, soil science, plant anatomy/physiology and plant diseases.
*Horticulture 2               Cooperative Work Study                   Agriculture/Science careers are explored. This course satisfies
lanDSCapinG                                                            one of four required credits for the Agriculture or Horticulture
*Landscape Management 1           *Landscape Management 2              Completer programs, but does not qualify as a science credit.

aDvanCeD BiOteChnOlOGy                                                 enGine anD pOWer teChnOlOGy 1
492441                                                Grades 9 - 12    491050                                               Grades 9 - 12
This semester course gives students the opportunity to further         This course is an intensive study of the theory, operation,
explore biotechnology in areas of careers, forensics, current          maintenance, and repair of two- and four-cycle small and
issues, health and medicine, genetics, microbiology, fuel              multi-cylinder engines. Students work on engines, applying
and chemical production, tissue culture, biochemistry, and             academic skills to real practice. Other skills such as welding,
agriculture chemicals. Students explore topics using laboratory        tool fitting, and customer relations are part of this course. This
work and research methods.                                             course satisfies one of four credits for the Agriculture Mechan-
                                                                       ics Completer Program.
aDvanCeD MeChaniCS
491361                                             Grades 11 - 12      enGine anD pOWer teChnOlOGy 2
Offered at Catoctin, Linganore, Middletown, and Walkersville high      491051                                              Grades 10 - 12
schools.                                                               Prerequisite: Engine and Power Technology 1.
Prerequisite: Engine & Power Technology 2.
                                                                       This one-semester course provides students with skills in
Students develop advanced skills through individual and                the operation and service of small and large engines and
collaborative projects with an emphasis on the planning and            electric motors. It follows the Engine and Power Technology
management skills necessary in the agricultural industry.              1 course. The majority of instruction is in the agricultural
Through emphasis on Maryland’s Skills for Success and                  mechanics laboratory. Engine troubleshooting and failure
employment preparation, students will be prepared for a                analysis, hydraulics, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, as
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) that will provide the         well as shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding,
transition to full-time employment in the agricultural industry.       are covered. This course satisfies one of four credits for the
This course satisfies one of four credits for the Agriculture          Agriculture Mechanics Completer Program.
Mechanics CTE Completer.
                                                                       fOreStry/WilDlife ManaGeMent
aGriCultural WOrk experienCe                                           492160                                               Grades 9 - 12
494150                     2 credits                      Grade 12
                                                                       Students develop skills in wildlife identification, wildlife
494153                     1 credit                       Grade 12
                                                                       management, soil and water conservation, forest ecology, forest
Corequisite: Advanced Mechanics or Horticulture/Floriculture 2 or 3.
                                                                       management, aquaculture, and outdoor recreation. Students
This program places senior agricultural and horticultural              learn how to use forest products in the laboratory by building
students in on-the-job training under the supervision of the           projects that teach hand- and power-tool use, wood types and
agriculture teacher. The teacher works with the student, par-          wood finishing techniques.


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                                                                         course includes a significant amount of hands on activities
hOrSe Care anD ManaGeMent
                                                                         that utilize the nursery land plot, greenhouse, and lab facil-
491020                                                   Grades 9 - 12
                                                                         ity. There is a cost associated with this industry certification.
Areas studied include careers, anatomy, breeds and judging,              Students may receive up to six articulated credits through FCC.
reproduction, feeding, diseases and lameness, stable planning,
safety and maintenance of equipment, and business manage-                Student skill competition and leadership development are
ment of horses. This course satisfies one of four required               available through FFA, a student organization that fosters
credits for the Agriculture Completer Program.                           personal growth and career success through agricultural
                                                                         education.
hOrtiCulture/flOriCulture
                                                                         pre-veterinary, larGe aniMal SCienCe
491030     1                                             Grades 9 - 12
492031     2                                            Grades 10 - 12   493000                                                Grades 9 - 12
493031     3                                            Grades 11 - 12   Recommended prerequisite: Agri-science.
493131     3A                0.5 credit                 Grades 11 - 12   This semester course provides basic knowledge and skills
Prerequisite: Courses must be taken in sequence.                         needed to care for and work with large animals. Areas of study
These are courses in plant science associated with the areas             include developing awareness of the large animal industry
of horticulture and floriculture. Students raise plants for              and its careers, leadership, animal rights and welfare, safety,
themselves and for sale in the school’s greenhouse. They learn           handling and restraint, animal health and diseases, nutrition
how to reproduce plants and make flower arrangements. In the             and digestive systems, veterinary equipment, immunology,
greenhouse laboratory they grow poinsettias, mums, and many              zoonosis and public health, anatomy and physiology of animal
other common greenhouse plants. Fifty percent of class time              systems, veterinary hospital management, and clinical lab
is spent in laboratory activities. Class activities include corsage      procedures. Furthermore, an in-depth look is taken into such
making, table arrangement, landscaping, holiday decoration               animals as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats. The course
making, spring flower and vegetable production.                          helps to prepare students for post-secondary education or a
                                                                         career in the field of veterinary medicine and/or large animal
Second level students concentrate in advanced areas including            science. This course satisfies one of four required credits for the
greenhouse management, production of commercial green-                   Agriculture Completer Program.
house crops, landscape maintenance, advanced floral design,
and pesticide safety.                                                    pre-veterinary, SMall aniMal Care
At the third level, students concentrate in laboratory experi-           492000                                                Grades 9 - 12
ences in the greenhouse, flower shop, and outdoors. Man-                 Recommended prerequisite: Agri-science.
agement skills, marketing, and landscape drawing are also
                                                                         This semester course provides basic knowledge and skills
stressed. This course satisfies one of four required credits for
                                                                         needed to care for small animals. Areas of study include the
the Horticulture Completer Program.
                                                                         history of animal domestication, an overview of the small
                                                                         animal industry, animal rights and welfare, careers in small
lanDSCape ManaGeMent                                                     animal care, nutrition and digestive systems, handling and
533110     1                 4 credits                  Grades 10 - 12   restraining small animals, guidelines for general safety when
534111     2                 4 credits                  Grades 11 - 12   working with small animals, and an in-depth look at a range
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.                        of small animals that may include dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters,
Student shadowing and application process required. See your             gerbils, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, amphibians,
counselor.                                                               fish, reptiles, and birds. The course helps prepare students for
Students will be required to purchase attire representative of their     post-secondary education and/or a career in the field of veteri-
profession. Specific information regarding the uniforms and costs        nary medicine and/or small animal care. This course satisfies
will be included in the summer supply letter.                            one of four required credits for the Agriculture Completer
                                                                         Program.
Get outside and learn by doing! Learn to properly design,
install and maintain landscapes, maintain and safely operate
                                                                         WOOD anD Metal StruCtureS
landscape equipment including; mowers, weed eaters, leaf
blower, and tractor. This program includes time outdoors                 491210                                                Grades 9 - 12
completing hands-on projects learning basic landscape and                This course provides experiences in the construction of wood
greenhouse/nursery operation principles. Integrated instruc-             and metal structures. Skills include planning, designing,
tion includes selecting plant materials with an emphasis on              drawing, and assembly of structures. Safety is a vital part
environmental and cultural plant needs, pest identification and          of this course. Students develop skills in woodworking and
management, nursery stock and turf production, marketing                 metalworking.
principles and hardscape installation. Skills needed for future
employment and/or post-secondary education in the rapidly
growing and changing horticultural industry are taught. This


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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
                                                                                                        or credit via examination.
                                                                                                        (See your school counselor
                                                                                                        for more information.)
 AdVAnced                                                                                             English Language and
 PlAceMent                                                                                              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
 *Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated High School Assessment (HSA). Students must meet the HSA passage require-
 ment described on Page 14 to graduate.




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Creative WritinG                                                      enGliSh 11
134250                                              Grades 11 - 12    133111         Honors
This is an elective course for students who wish to apply             133211         Merit
composition skills in fiction, poetry, autobiographical essays,       133410         Directed
and other forms of creative writing. Students monitor their           13312V         Frederick County Virtual School (British Literature)
improvement through portfolios. The class produces an annual          Students begin the course with career planning followed by
literary magazine.                                                    a study of ancient literature and the development of generic
                                                                      ideals (e.g., Greek Epic, Aristotle’s ideas about drama, begin-
enGliSh 9                                                             ning poetic forms). The study of other early writers extends the
                                                                      ideals established by the ancients and how authors solidly built
131111        Honors
                                                                      literary foundations (e.g., Roman Epic, Cicero’s ideas about
131211        Merit
                                                                      poetry and argument). Study continues with a focus on Renais-
131150        9A
                                                                      sance Literature to allow for the study of how authors found
131170        9A – Tier IV Intervention
                                                                      new ways to use form/genre to evoke meaning (e.g., a study of
131410        9B
                                                                      Shakespeare’s poetry and/or dramas to see how literary forms
131171        9B – Tier IV Intervention
                                                                      expanded from that introduced by medieval authors). In the
13121V        Frederick County Virtual School
                                                                      final unit, students focus on modern world literary genres.
              (Reading & Composition)
                                                                      Throughout the course, students utilize multiple sources to
Emphasis is on development of critical reading skills and on          inform critical reading skills and use advanced composi-
composition, including the use of descriptive, narrative, and         tion techniques. Language usage, research, and speech skills
persuasive techniques. Students study appropriate organiza-           continue to be incorporated into course lessons. This course
tional patterns and methods of support. Grammar and usage             is a pre-requisite for either of the two Advanced Placement
skills are studied through the writing process. In addition,          English courses as well as English 12.
students examine literary works to analyze and evaluate how
professional authors use literary and rhetorical devices.
                                                                      enGliSh 12
9A earns an elective, but not an English credit. Placement in         134121         Merit
9A signifies that a student has not yet met identified readiness      134281         Merit (CTC Only)                           Grade 12
standards, and has Individual Learning Plan (ILP) goals or IEP        134410         Directed
goals focused on composition, language usage, and/or reading.         13412V         Frederick County Virtual School
Upon completion of 9A, students must complete 9B to receive                          (Language & Composition)
English credit. Placement in 9B is reserved for students who
have completed English 9A.                                            Emphasis is on the refinement of writing skills and techniques.
                                                                      Literary works and excerpts are used as models and sources
                                                                      for writing based on student needs and backgrounds. Students
enGliSh 10                                                            learn how to develop ideas thoroughly, to organize complex
132111*       Honors                                                  concepts at the essay, paragraph, and sentence levels, to make
132211*       Merit                                                   effective tone and other stylistic choices, and to use language
132410*       Directed                                                fluently.
132810        10 Alt
131180        10A – Tier IV Intervention                              NOTE: AP English courses are the equivalent of honors-level
131181*       10B – Tier IV Intervention                              English for 12th grade students.
563810*       ELL English 10
13221V        Frederick County Virtual School (American Literature)   enGliSh, iB
In this course, students read a wide range of texts from the          HL - 130101
American literary tradition to advance literacy skills. Four          HL - 130201
thematic units are organized to help students increase fluency        Recommended prerequisites: English 9 and 10, Honors.
in reading critically and in crafting well-written compositions,      Available only at Urbana High School.
with an emphasis on production of expository prose texts.
                                                                      In this two-year course of study, students work to achieve
Language usage, research, and speech skills continue to be
                                                                      advanced proficiency in English in order to pass the exams
incorporated into course lessons.
                                                                      required by the IB Programme. Students conduct written and
10A earns an elective, but not an English credit. Placement in        oral literary analysis and formulate and express clear, personal
10A signifies that a student has not yet met identified readiness     responses to literature. Critical analysis and writing focus on
standards, and has Individual Learning Plan goals or IEP goals        works of distinction from various cultures and genres.
focused on composition, language usage, and/or reading. Upon
completion of 10A, students must complete 10B to receive
English credit. Placement in 10B is reserved for students who
have completed English 10A.


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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         Frederick County Virtual 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. Whereas four
English credits meet the requirement for graduation, students are     This course focuses instruction on the standards assessed on
strongly encouraged to take an English course during their senior     the English HSA and is designed as a credit recovery course
year.                                                                 for those students who have failed English 10 and the English
                                                                      HSA. Students analyze modern literature, compose informa-
enGliSh literature anD COMpOSitiOn,                                   tional and persuasive essays, and increase achievement in the
aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                                    use of Standard English language conventions.
AP English may be taken by juniors upon completion of English 11
with permission of instructor.                                        hSa enGliSh tutOrial
134371                                                     Grade 12   137000                         0.5 credit
13437V         Frederick County Virtual School                        This course is for any student who has passed the English
This course prepares students for the AP examination in               course but not the English High School Assessment.
English Literature and Composition through a college-level            Instruction focuses on the standards assessed on the Eng-
class. Emphasis is on the refinement of individual writing            lish HSA and on the test-taking skills needed to pass this
styles and the critical analysis of literature. Students analyze      assessment.
representative literary works from several genres and periods.
This seminar requires intensive class preparation, timed              Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not be
writing, analytical thinking, and independent assignments.            counted as a required English credit for graduation, but it may
Whereas four English credits meet the requirement for gradua-         be counted a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.
tion, students are strongly encouraged to take an English course
during their senior year.                                             huManitieS
                                                                      This course is taught at the merit level.
filM StuDy                                                            134211               1 credit                       Grades 11 - 12
133310                 1 credit                      Grades 11 - 12   134221               0.5 credit                     Grades 11 - 12
133320         A       0.5 credit                    Grades 11 - 12   Emphasis is on the relationship of literature to social and
133330         B       0.5 credit                    Grades 11 - 12   political developments from the Classical Period through the
This course is an analytical and interpretive study of film           Renaissance and Reformation. Materials are taken from Lan-
masterworks. The course covers the artistic, technologi-              guage Arts, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. Writing includes
cal, social, and economic impact of film on viewers in our            the critical essay.
society. Critical writing skills and extensive reading are also
emphasized.                                                           JOurnaliSM
                                                                      Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
fOrenSiCS anD DeBate                                                  134220       1
135051        1                                                       134230       2
135251        2                                                       134330       3
135351        3                                                       134430       4
135451        4
                                                                      This course helps students learn and apply skills related to
Emphasis is on improving thinking and speaking skills through         news writing, editing, financing, and presentation.
competition. Activities include declamation, extemporaneous
speaking, oratory, and prose and poetry reading. In debate,
students must present arguments and evidence in a highly
structured format that emphasizes research and critical
thinking.



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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        Frederick County Virtual School Grades
English 9 and English 10, with an emphasis on the study of             11-12
contemporary issues as they are represented in modern fiction          This course, offered at all high schools and the Frederick
and non-fiction. The course allows students who failed English         County Virtual School, prepares the student with the analytical
9 or English 10 an opportunity for merit-credit recovery. In           problem solving and integrative thinking skills assessed on
addition, it allows those wishing to accelerate critical reading,      the SAT test, a test many students take as part of the college
composition, and language usage skills an opportunity to earn          application process. Included are vocabulary comprehension
an English elective credit.                                            strategies, written communication skills and processes, critical
                                                                       reading skills, and Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 problem
reaDinG anD WritinG WOrkShOp                                           solving.
137200     1                 1 credit
137210     2                 1 credit                                  SpeeCh funDaMentalS
137220     3                 0.5 credit                                13F001                                                     Grade 12
137230     4                 0.5 credit                                3 COLLEGE CREDITS
This course reinforces skills necessary for students who have          Offered at Catoctin High School – Fall semester only.
not yet achieved a passing score on the English High School            Offered at Brunswick High School – Spring semester only.
Assessment required for graduation. Students work individu-            Cost is about $250.
ally and in small groups to improve their reading and writing
competence.                                                            This course is taught at the above schools by a visiting Fred-
                                                                       erick Community College instructor or by distance-learning
                                                                       television 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.




                                2011–2012 Frederick county Public SchoolS high School courSe guide  SteP 7 — courSe deScriPtionS  65
                                              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.


aquatiC SpOrtS/fitneSS                                                   aquatiCS 2 Water Safety instructor training (WSi)
463050                                                 Grades 10 - 12    463040                                                  Grades 11 - 12
463250     1A                0.5 credit                Grades 10 - 12    Prerequisite: must be 16 before the end of the course and have a
463350     1B                0.5 credit                Grades 10 - 12    Current Lifeguard Training Certificate.
In this course students get the opportunity to participate in a          Course materials cost approximately$45.
variety of lifetime fitness activities and sporting games in an          Aquatics 2 is designed for students interested in teaching the
aquatic environment. This course also consists of the Ameri-             American Red Cross progressive swim levels. This course cer-
can Red Cross Learn to Swim program that teaches aquatic and             tifies the student to teach Longfellow’s Whale Tales, Parent and
safety skills in a logical progression. Students are introduced          Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and the six levels of the
to the flexibility, strength, endurance and cardiorespiratory            Learn to Swim program. It will re-certify basic level Lifeguard
conditioning relating to swimming fitness. Students are also             Training, First Aid, and CPR-PR. The swimming components
introduced to a variety of aquatic team sports. Students receive         conform to the American Red Cross standards. Upon cer-
certification for the Learn to Swim levels they achieve up to            tification students will be able to teach American Red Cross
level 7. Enrollment is limited to 25 students. When available            swimming lessons to adults and children. If possible, schools
students will get the opportunity to pursue activities such as           provide the students with practice teaching experiences.
snorkeling, scuba activities, and/or underwater photography.
                                                                         aquatiCS 3 WSi/lifeguard Management training
aquatiCS 1 lifeguard training
                                                                         463080                                                  Grades 11 - 12
463030                                                  Grades 10 - 12   Prerequisite: Current Lifeguard certificate, WSI certificate, or
Prerequisite: 15 years of age by the end of the course.                  Aquatics 2.
Course materials cost approximately $50.                                 Course materials cost approximately $50.
This course consists of four major components: Basic Water               This course will recertify all Lifeguard certifications and CPR/
Rescue, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First             AED. One goal of this course is to provide swimming instruc-
Aid, and Lifeguard Training. Upon certification students will            tion for feeder elementary and middle school students, while
possess the skills and qualifications necessary to apply for             enhancing hands-on experience for high school instructors.
lifeguard occupations. This course also serves as a pathway to           During the course students will get the opportunity to apply
a career in Health Services.                                             WSI instructor skills to a variety of swimmers such as pre-
Students who pass written tests with 80% mastery and success-            school children, elementary students, students with learning
fully pass all water-skill tests involving swimming speed, leg           disabilities, and other classmates. As a result of successful
strength, and lifesaving techniques, will receive American Red           completion of the course the students will be certified in
Cross Certificates in Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR, and First              Lifeguard Management.
Aid.                                                                     This course counts as Student Service Learning.



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aquatiCS 4 independent Study                                             inDiviDual anD Dual SpOrtS
463090                                                  Grades 11 - 12   463110      1
Prerequisite: Current Lifeguard certificate, WSI certificate, or         463120      1A                 0.5 credit
Aquatics 2.                                                              463210      1B                 0.5 credit
                                                                         465110      2
The Aquatics 4 course provides students an opportunity to
                                                                         465140      3
design and participate in an individualized program. This
                                                                         465400      4
course will recertify all Lifeguard certificates and CPR/
                                                                         465500      5
AED. Students will get hands on experience in Lifeguard-
                                                                         465600      6
ing. Students will also assist in the training of new Lifeguard
                                                                         Prerequisite: Prior level of Individual and Dual Sports or permission
candidates enrolled in other Aquatic courses.
                                                                         of instructor.
This course counts as Student Service Learning.
                                                                         This course provides the opportunity to refine, expand, and
                                                                         improve specific sports skills, game strategies, and personal
athletiC COaChinG, intrODuCtiOn tO                                       fitness plans. Students organize and develop round-robin,
461000                                                 Grades 10 - 12    single and double elimination tournaments; learn game rules
This course explores the profession of athletic coaching. The            as they relate to game officiating and management; officiate
course focuses on leadership skills, coaching philosophy and             games and be evaluated as athletic game officials on both
theories, the care and treatment of sports injuries, the dangers         written and practical tests; investigate the costs, logistics,
of performance-enhancing drugs and the benefits of healthy               and feasibility of pursuing lifelong fitness through individual
nutrition. The course may also include field trips to local              and dual sports. Students select from the following activities:
colleges, interviews with successful high school and college             tennis, badminton, table tennis, golf, two-person volleyball,
coaches, along with opportunities to volunteer with local youth          and archery, and engage in selected activities for nine weeks.
sports leagues.
                                                                         perSOnal fitneSS
fitneSS fOr life                                                         463330      1
461030     0.5 credit                                        Grade 9     463430      1A                0.5 credit
46103V     0.5 credit    Frederick County Virtual School     Grade 9     463530      1B                0.5 credit
                                                                         464230      2
Fitness for Life must be successfully completed as a one-half
                                                                         464240      3 Independent Study
credit Maryland State Department of Education graduation
                                                                         Recommended prerequisite for levels 2 and 3: Prior level of Personal
requirement for all 9th-grade students. Fitness for Life is
                                                                         Fitness or permission of instructor.
designed to provide concepts, principles, and values for healthy
life-style decision making. Students apply this information              This course provides the opportunity to improve and maintain
to personal physical fitness and the development of lifelong             healthy levels of fitness through individualized activities that
fitness pursuits. Students evaluate their physical fitness levels,       include: fitness walking, jogging, cycling, aerobic dancing,
as well as develop and engage in a personal fitness program.             slimnastics exercises, fitness swimming (with available
                                                                         facilities), exergaming, and exercise room training (stationary
health                                                                   bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, step-up trainers,
                                                                         and weight equipment). Students focus on weight manage-
461020     0.5 credit                                        Grade 9
46102V     0.5 credit    Frederick County Virtual School     Grade 9
                                                                         ment and stress reduction programs as they relate to physical
                                                                         activity and incorporation into personal fitness plans and
This course must be successfully completed as a one-half                 lifelong fitness.
credit graduation requirement and is required for all 9th grade
students. The Health Education curriculum complies with
                                                                         SpOrtS MeDiCine
Maryland Public School law and the Maryland Health Educa-
tion curricular framework. It includes units in drug education,          467010                                                Grades 10 - 12
mental health, nutrition and fitness, and consumer education.            This course provides students with the opportunity to study
In addition, units in family life and human sexuality, as well as        the evaluation, care and treatment of athletic injuries. The
HIV/AIDS education, are taught. These units require parental             course integrates science and physical education, with a focus
permission. Alternative units are provided for students who do           on potential career considerations.
not have parental permission.




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StrenGth traininG/fitneSS                                               teaM SpOrtS (SpeCialiZeD)
462100       1                                                          466110     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 1
462400       1A                 0.5 credit                              466120     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 2
462500       1B                 0.5 credit                              466130     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 3
463130       2                                                          466131     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 4
464130       3                                                          466132     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 5
464140       4 Independent Study                                        466133     Team Sports Baseball/Softball 6
464450       5 Independent Study                                        466140     Team Sports Basketball 1
464460       6 Independent Study                                        466150     Team Sports Basketball 2
466100       1 (females)                                                466160     Team Sports Basketball 3
467130       2 (females)                                                466161     Team Sports Basketball 4
468130       3 (females)                                                466162     Team Sports Basketball 5
469130       4 Independent Study (females)                              466163     Team Sports Basketball 6
469140       5 Independent Study (females)                              466170     Team Sports Field Hockey 1
469150       6 Independent Study (females)                              466180     Team Sports Field Hockey 2
Prerequisite: Prior level of Strength Training and Fitness or permis-   466190     Team Sports Field Hockey 3
sion of instructor.                                                     466191     Team Sports Field Hockey 4
A fee may be charged to help cover the cost of materials and            466192     Team Sports Field Hockey 5
equipment.                                                              466193     Team Sports Field Hockey 6
                                                                        466200     Team Sports Football 1
This course provides an opportunity to further engage in                466210     Team Sports Football 2
activities designed to develop strength, muscular endurance,            466220     Team Sports Football 3
cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, and speed and agility.          466221     Team Sports Football 4
Students are exposed to more advanced training programs that            466222     Team Sports Football 5
include competitive aspects of strength training and learn to           466223     Team Sports Football 6
develop individualized training programs and evaluate fitness           466230     Team Sports Lacrosse 1
according to the Frederick County Strength Training and                 466240     Team Sports Lacrosse 2
Fitness Tests. Students may be charged a fee to help cover the          466250     Team Sports Lacrosse 3
cost of materials and equipment.                                        466251     Team Sports Lacrosse 4
                                                                        466252     Team Sports Lacrosse 5
teaM SpOrtS (General)                                                   466253     Team Sports Lacrosse 6
462110     1                                                            466260     Team Sports Soccer 1
462210     1A                  0.5 credit                               466270     Team Sports Soccer 2
462310     1B                  0.5 credit                               466280     Team Sports Soccer 3
462220     2                                                            466281     Team Sports Soccer 4
462250     3                                                            466282     Team Sports Soccer 5
462280     4 Independent Study                                          466283     Team Sports Soccer 6
462290     5                                                            466290     Team Sports Volleyball 1
462360     6                                                            466300     Team Sports Volleyball 2
462370     7                                                            466310     Team Sports Volleyball 3
Prerequisite: Prior level of Team Sports or permission of instructor.   466311     Team Sports Volleyball 4
                                                                        466312     Team Sports Volleyball 5
Courses provide the opportunity to refine, expand, and
                                                                        466313     Team Sports Volleyball 6
improve specific sports skills, game strategies, and personal
                                                                        Prerequisite: Prior level of Team Sports or permission of instructor.
fitness plans. Students organize and develop round-robin,
single and double-elimination tournaments. Students learn               Courses provide all students the opportunity to focus, refine,
game rules as they relate to officiating and management.                and improve specific sports skills, fundamentals and game
Students officiate games and are evaluated as athletic game             strategies, as well as develop strength and fitness programs as
officials on both written and practical tests. They investigate         they relate to a healthy lifestyle and athletic performance.
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.

Many selective colleges across the United States have begun to require more rigorous preparation
in high school mathematics for admission. For example, beginning with those entering 9th grade in
2011-12, students applying to colleges and universities in the University System of Maryland will be
required to take 4 years of mathematics and to have completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and
one additional course in rigorous mathematics beyond Algebra II.

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 with Data         Geometry                     Algebra 2                   Pre-Calculus with           AP Calculus I
 Analysis*                                                                            Trigonometry                AP Calculus II
 Algebra 1 with Data         Geometry                     Algebra 2                   Advanced Algebra with       Statistics & Probability
 Analysis*                                                                            Trigonometry
 PreAlgebra                  Algebra 1 with Data          Geometry                    Algebra 2                   Advanced Algebra with
                             Analysis*                                                                            Trigonometry
 PreAlgebra                  Algebra 1A with Data         Geometry                    Contemporary Math           Algebra 2
                             Analysis
                             Algebra 1B with Data
                             Analysis*

 Waiver frOM freDeriCk COMMunity COlleGe plaCeMent teStinG (see Step 6)
 *Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated High School Assessment (HSA). Students must meet the HSA passage require-
 ment described on Page 14 to graduate.


alGeBra 1 With Data analySiS (single semester)                           alGeBra 1 With Data analySiS (a and B)
231201*                                                                  (two semesters)
23120V* Frederick County Virtual School                                  231271     Part A
231230      Alt                                                          231281* Part B
Prerequisite: Introduction to Algebra or PreAlgebra in middle school.    231471     Part A with intervention
                                                                         231481* Part B with intervention
The language of higher mathematics is introduced through
                                                                         Prerequisite for Part A: Middle school PreAlgebra or Introduction to
the study of algebraic notation, symbolism, and methods of
                                                                         Algebra.
solving problems. Topics include simplifying expressions,
solving linear equations, distributive factoring, working with           Prerequisite for Part B: Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Part A.
linear and non-linear functions, inequalities, systems of linear         This Algebra 1 with Data Analysis course has two required
equations, and data analysis. Students passing this course will          parts: Part A and Part B. Students must register for both
have met the Maryland graduation requirement in Algebra 1                courses to be taken consecutively during the fall and spring
with Data Analysis.                                                      semesters of the school year to complete all of the essential
                                                                         objectives for Algebra 1. The language of higher mathemat-


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ics is introduced through the study of algebraic notation,          interest, investments, financial planning), the environment
symbolism, and methods of solving problems. Topics include          (data analysis, graphs, surveying), and advertising (symmetry,
simplifying expressions, solving linear equations, distribu-        proportion, profit/loss analysis).
tive factoring, working with linear and non-linear functions,
inequalities, systems of linear equations, and data analysis.       CalCuluS i, a & B
Students passing this course will have met the Maryland             234181     Advanced Placement A
graduation requirement in Algebra 1 with Data Analysis.             234191     Advanced Placement B
                                                                    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry.
alGeBra 1 With Data analySiS, yearlOnG
                                                                    This intensive calculus study has two parts: AP Calculus I (A)
231291*                                      (2 credits)
                                                                    and AP Calculus I (B). Students must register for both courses
231491*    with intervention                 (2 credits)
                                                                    to be taken consecutively during the fall and spring semesters
This is a yearlong two-semester course. The language of higher      of the school year to complete all of the AP objectives by May.
mathematics is introduced through the study of algebraic            Completion of both parts (A and B) will adequately prepare
notation, symbolism, and methods of solving problems. Topics        students for the AP Calculus AB test. Topics in part A include:
include simplifying expressions, solving linear equations,          the Cartesian plane and functions, limits and continuity, and
distributive factoring, working with linear and non-linear          differentiation with curve sketching. Topics in part B include:
functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations, and data      integration and transcendental functions (logarithmic, expo-
analysis. Students passing this course will have met the            nential, and trigonometric).
Maryland graduation requirement in Algebra 1 with Data
Analysis and will receive one credit in algebra and one elective    CalCuluS, i & ii
math credit.
                                                                    234101     I                 Advanced Placement (AB)
                                                                    234121     II                Advanced Placement (BC)
aDvanCeD alGeBra With triGOnOMetry                                  Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry.
233221
Prerequisite: Algebra 2.
                                                                    AP Calculus I (AB) with AP Calculus II (BC) is a yearlong
                                                                    study that has two parts, AB taken in the fall and BC taken in
This course is recommended for students who need additional         the spring. It prepares students for either the AP Calculus AB
preparation before enrolling in Pre-Calculus with Trigo-            test or the more challenging AP Calculus BC test that is taken
nometry. Topics include mathematical modeling with                  in May.
functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and
periodic), discrete mathematics (matrices, paths, circuits, and     Topics in AP Calculus I (AB) include the Cartesian plane and
probability), and data analysis with prediction. Trigonometric      functions, limits and continuity, differentiation with curve
topics include relationships, formulas, and identities.             sketching, integration, transcendental functions (logarithmic,
                                                                    exponential, and trigonometric), and techniques of integration.
                                                                    Completion of this course will adequately prepares students for
alGeBra 2                                                           the AP Calculus AB test.
233201
232111     Honors                                                   Topics in AP Calculus II (BC) continues the study of limits,
23320V     Frederick County Virtual School                          derivatives, and integration with additional study in functions,
Prerequisite: Geometry with Reasoning.                              polar coordinates, parametric equations and vectors in the
Prerequisite for Honors: Geometry with Reasoning (Honors)
                                                                    plane, infinite series, and differential equations. With careful
                                                                    review of calculus topics from the first course, completion
Advanced algebra topics are studied in Algebra 2 with empha-        of this course will adequately prepares students for the AP
sis on polynomials, quadratics, and functions. Topics include       Calculus BC test.
properties of real numbers, linear open sentences, functions,
polynomials, rational expressions, irrational numbers and           CalCuluS iii
radicals, quadratic equations and functions, quadratic relations
                                                                    234131
and systems, exponential functions. Mastery of Algebra 2 is a
                                                                    Prerequisite: AP Calculus II (BC).
minimum requirement for most college placement tests.
                                                                    This course is a third year of calculus that continues the study
appliCatiOnS Of alGeBra anD GeOMetry                                of limits, derivatives, and integration with additional study in
                                                                    differential equations.
234251
Prerequisite: Geometry with Reasoning.
This course helps students apply the skills and concepts of
algebra and geometry to solve real world problems in science,
business, personal finance, and the world of work. Applications
come from areas as diverse as personal finance (compound


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COnteMpOrary MatheMatiCS                                              Math MethODS, iB
233230                                                                230101 SL (one year)                           Grades 11 and/or 12
23323V     Frederick County Virtual School                            Available only at Urbana High School.
Prerequisite: Both Algebra 1 and Geometry.                            Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 2.
Contemporary Mathematics is an elective for 11th and 12th             Recommended prerequisite: Probability and Statistics.
grade students. The course focuses on money management
                                                                      This course is appropriate for students who plan to study
skills for individuals and families, the basics of investing
                                                                      subjects with mathematical content in fields as diverse as the
money, how to use technology to manage finances and to make
                                                                      sciences, social sciences, humanities, or in programs, such
projections.
                                                                      as business administration. It covers a broad range of topics
                                                                      typical of those required in the HL-IB Mathematics course
GeOMetry With reaSOninG                                               but without the depth of that program. Students are expected
232201                                                                to have knowledge of basic concepts and the ability to apply
231111     Honors                                                     mathematical techniques correctly. Topics include: finite and
23220V     Frederick County Virtual School                            infinite series, exponents and logarithms, transformation of
Prerequisite: Algebra 1.                                              functions, circular and trigonometric functions, vector geom-
Prerequisite for Honors: Middle school Accelerated Algebra 1.         etry, statistics and probability, and calculus topics of limits,
Geometry with Reasoning teaches basic geometric concepts as           application of derivatives, kinematical problems, integration
well as logic and reasoning skills through the use of deductive       and area under curves.
and inductive reasoning. Topics include deductive/inductive
reasoning, lines and angles, basic postulates and theorems,           MatheMatiCal StuDieS, iB
congruent triangles, transformations, inequalities, parallel          230501 SL                                      Grades 11 and/or 12
lines, coordinate geometry, quadrilaterals, area, similarity, right   Available only at Urbana High School.
triangles, circles, regular polygons and the circle, and geo-
metric solids. In addition, Geometry with Reasoning (Honors)          This course is offered only at the standard level. It is designed
includes advanced topics such as transformational geometry.           to provide a realistic mathematics course for students with
                                                                      varied backgrounds and abilities who may not study math-
                                                                      ematics in college. The course develops skills needed to cope
hSa alGeBra                                                           with the mathematical demands of a technological society
237100                                                                with an emphasis on the application of mathematics to reallife,
This course is for any student who has passed an Algebra 1            everyday situations. Before entering the course, students
course but not the Algebra High School Assessment. Instruc-           should have a good understanding of basic arithmetic, algebra,
tion focuses on the Core Learning Goals, expectations, and            geometry, and trigonometry. The Mathematical Studies core
indicators as they relate to the state-mandated exam and              consists of study in six topics: number and algebra, sets and
prepares students to take and pass the HSA. This course may           logic, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability,
be counted as 1 mathematics credit toward the credit require-         functions, and financial mathematics. Students must also study
ments for high school graduation.                                     one of the three optional topics: matrices and graph theory,
                                                                      further statistics and probability, introductory differential
intrODuCtiOn tO alGeBra                                               calculus. Two written examination papers, externally assessed,
231300                                                                and a project consisting of an individual piece of work involv-
                                                                      ing the collection and/or generation of data, and the analysis
This course is for students who require additional preparation
                                                                      and evaluation of that data, internally assessed and externally
for success in the subsequent required course for graduation:
Algebra 1 with Data Analysis. Many students enrolled in               moderated by IBO, make up the evaluation for the course.
this course have an Individual Learning Plan or Individual
Education Plan. Topics include applying proportions, percents,
and fractions; analyzing data from geometric figures, making
arguments based on data analysis; simplifying algebraic
expressions; solving problems involving linear equations; and
representing relationships using tables and graphs.




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MatheMatiCS, iB                                                      Sat preparatiOn – enGliSh anD Math
230201     HL (two year program, 1st year)     Grades 11 and/or 12   561100 0.5 credit                                      Grades 11-12
230301     HL (two year program, 2nd year)     Grades 11 and/or 12   56110V 0.5 credit      Frederick County Virtual School Grades 11-12
Available only at Urbana High School.                                This course, offered at comprehensive high schools and the
Prerequisite: Pre-calculus with Trigonometry Honors.                 Frederick County Virtual School, prepares the student with
Recommended prerequisite: Probability and Statistics.                the analytical problem solving and integrative thinking skills
                                                                     assessed on the SAT test, a test many students take as part
Students who love math and have a good foundation and
                                                                     of the college application process. Included are vocabulary
competent range of technical and analytical skills, who expect
                                                                     comprehension strategies, written communication skills and
to include mathematics as part of their college studies, should
                                                                     processes, critical reading skills, and Algebra, Geometry, and
sign up for this class. Topics include finite functions, circular
                                                                     Algebra 2 problem solving.
and trigonometric functions, cumulative frequency curves,
measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, binomial
distributions, normal distributions, two and three-dimensional       StatiStiCS anD prOBaBility
vectors, and matrices and transformations. In addition, some         232211
calculus topics include limits, differentiation for analysis and     Prerequisite: Algebra 2.
approximation, application of derivatives, implicit differentia-     Statistics and Probability teaches statistical decision mak-
tion, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, kinemati-      ing using real data and experiments. The course includes
cal problems, integration by parts and substitution, area under      descriptive and inferential statistics. Completion of this course
curves, separation of variables, and convergence and diver-          prepares students for further study in AP Statistics.
gence of sequences and series.
                                                                     StatiStiCS, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
pre-CalCuluS With triGOnOMetry
                                                                     232281
233111     Honors                                                    Prerequisite: Statistics and Probability.
23311V     Frederick County Virtual School
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,
                                                                     probability as it relates to distribution of data, and inferential
This course encompasses trigonometry and advanced algebra.           reasoning. The use of a statistical graphing calculator is
Topics include sequences and series, coordinate geometry             required. Completion of this course prepares students for the
of points, lines, and conic sections, inequalities and their         AP Statistics test.
graphs, functions, trigonometry circle and triangle, exponents
and logarithms, graphs of functions, techniques of equation
solving, trigonometric formulas, complex numbers, advanced
topics in curve sketching, polar graphing, and limits.




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                                                                  Science
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. Science instruction should include instruction in chemistry, physics, and
biology curricula. One of these credits must be Biology. 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/Directed*            Fundamentals of Chemistry        Science electives
 Physics Merit/Directed
 Introductory Chemistry/              Biology Merit/Directed*            Environmental Science            Science electives
 Physics Merit/Directed
 *Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated High School Assessment (HSA). Students must meet the HSA passage require-
 ment described on Page 14 to graduate.


                                                                          Units of study include: structure and function of biological
BiOlOGy*
                                                                          molecules, structure and function of cells, inheritance of traits,
191111*    Honors                                            Grade 10
                                                                          mechanisms of evolutionary change, and interdependence in
192211*    Merit                                             Grade 10
                                                                          the biosphere. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of
192410*    Directed                                          Grade 10
                                                                          the curriculum and integrate skills and processes into the units
19221V*    Frederick County Virtual School
                                                                          of study. All students are expected to complete formal labora-
192820     Alt
                                                                          tory reports to facilitate understandings of experimental design
Prerequisite: Introductory Chemistry/Physics or Algebra-Based Physics.
                                                                          and scientific problem solving.
Biology is a required science course. The essential curriculum
                                                                          Biology Honors includes an in-depth investigation of biologi-
is aligned with the Maryland State Core Learning Goals for
                                                                          cal topics emphasizing abstract content that enriches the essen-
biology and state mandates for environmental education and
                                                                          tial curriculum. Extensive independent work, self-discipline
drug education. Service Learning requirements for graduation
                                                                          and commitment to meet rigorous expectations and timelines
are also integrated into this course.
                                                                          are required.


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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 1.                  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. The essential cur-
                                                                       riculum includes principal chemistry concepts such as physical
students may earn college credit by examination. This course
                                                                       and chemical properties of matter, energy, chemical nomen-
provides students with the conceptual framework, knowledge,
                                                                       clature, mole relationships, chemical equations, stoichiometry,
and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the science
                                                                       gas laws, atomic theory, nuclear chemistry, periodicity, bond-
of biology. Both short and long-term laboratory investigations         ing, solutions, and acid-base theory. Students are expected to
are an integral part of the curriculum.                                use algebra and graphing techniques in problem-solving appli-
AP Biology 1 incorporates the first half of the AP Biology out-        cations. 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.
                                                                       Students prepare formal laboratory reports in order to promote
AP Biology 2 completes the AP Biology outline. Topics                  a deeper understanding of concepts.
include: microbiology, botany, zoology, anatomy and physi-
ology, and ecology. Independent or small group research                Chemistry 1 includes in-depth investigations of topics with an
                                                                       emphasis on abstract material. Extensive independent work,
activities are a requirement of the curriculum.
                                                                       self-discipline and commitment to meet rigorous expectations
                                                                       and time lines are required.
BiOlOGy, iB-hl
190201 (two-year program, 1st year)             Grades 11 and/or 12    CheMiStry 2
190301 (two-year program, 2nd year)             Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                       193101                                                Grades 11 - 12
Available only at Urbana High School.
                                                                       Prerequisites: Chemistry 1, Algebra 2 (or permission of the science
Prerequisites: Chemistry 1, Honors Biology.                            department).
This is a two-year, advanced higher-level IB Biology course            This second-year laboratory-oriented course surveys
in which students can take a comprehensive exam for college            advanced inorganic and fundamental organic chemistry.
credit. The core course of study includes theory and practical         Topics may include solutions and solution stoichiometry,
laboratory investigations. It focuses on five core topics (Cells,      acid-base reactions, qualitative analysis, quantitative analy-
The Chemistry of Life, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution,                sis, metathesis reactions, physical and chemical equilibria,
Human Health and Physiology), with eight additional higher             oxidation-reduction chemistry, kinetics, gas laws and gas law
level topics (Nucleic Acids and Proteins, Cell Respiration and         stoichiometry, and organic chemistry. Students are expected
Photosynthesis, Genetics, Human Reproduction, Defense                  to use mathematical problem solving, critical thinking, and
Against Infectious Disease, Nerves and Muscles, Excretion,             communication skills in laboratory and classroom experiences.
Plant Science). An additional 45 hours of instruction sup-
ports in-depth investigations based on students’ interests and         CheMiStry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
abilities.                                                             196051     AP Chemistry 1                            Grades 11 - 12
                                                                       196061     AP Chemistry 2                            Grades 11 - 12
BiOlOGy, iB-Sl                                                         Prerequisites for AP Chemistry 1: Chemistry 1, Algebra 2.
190101 (one year)*                              Grades 11 and/or 12    Prerequisite for AP Chemistry 2: AP Chemistry 1.
Available only at Urbana High School.                                  Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college chem-
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1.                                             istry, students may earn college credit by examination. This
The standard-level course is taught as the introductory Biology        course provides students with the conceptual framework,
experience for college-bound, non-science majors. Science              knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically
as a process is emphasized, as well as critical thinking and           with the science of chemistry. Both short- and long-term
analytical skills. The core course of study includes theory and        laboratory investigations are an integral part of the curriculum.
practical laboratory investigations. Focus topics include: Cells,      The AP Chemistry topic outline includes: atomic theory,
The Chemistry of Life, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, and            quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structures, chemi-
Human Health and Physiology. An additional 30 hours of                 cal bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, solution
instruction supports in-depth investigations based on student          chemistry, periodicity, and the laws for phases of matter.
interests and abilities.
                                                                       Although both AP Chemistry 1 and AP Chemistry 2 must be
*This course culminates with the state-mandated Biology High           taken to complete the course content necessary to properly
School Assessment.                                                     prepare for the AP examination, AP Chemistry 1 may be taken
                                                                       without continuing through AP Chemistry 2.


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CheMiStry, funDaMentalS Of                                            envirOnMental SCienCe, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
193211                                               Grades 10 - 12   193511                                                 Grades 11 - 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Chemistry/Physics.                      Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry 1 (or permission of the instructor).
This course meets the Maryland State Content Standards for            Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college environ-
Chemistry. The essential curriculum includes physical and             mental science, students may earn college credit by examina-
chemical properties of matter, energy, chemical nomenclature,         tion. This course provides students with the conceptual
chemical equations, basic gas laws, atomic theory, periodic-          framework, knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal
ity, bonding, solutions and acid-base theory. Students are            critically with the sciences of the environment. Both short-and
expected to use critical thinking and communication skills            long-term laboratory investigations are an integral part of the
in student-directed laboratory and classroom experiences.             curriculum.
Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this curriculum.
Students prepare laboratory reports in order to promote a             AP Environmental Science provides a comprehensive study of
deeper understanding of chemistry concepts.                           ecological concepts and environmental issues and includes top-
                                                                      ics on scientific analysis, interdependence of Earth’s systems,
                                                                      human population dynamics, renewable and nonrenewable
CheMiStry, iB
                                                                      resources, environmental air/water/soil quality, global changes
SL - 190401 (one year)                          Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                      and their consequences, environmental tradeoffs, and societal
HL - 190501 (two-year program, 1st year)        Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                      decision making.
HL - 190601 (two-year program, 2nd year)        Grades 11 and/or 12
Available only at Urbana High School.                                 This course is designed to be taken in place of the Environ-
The core of the chemistry program consists of study in 11             mental Science/Science and Societal Issues course (#192401).
topics: stoichiometry, atomic theory, periodicity, bonding,
states of matter, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and        envirOnMental SCienCe/
bases, oxidation, and organic chemistry. Optional topics for          SCienCe anD SOCietal iSSueS
both levels include medicines and drugs, human biochemistry,          192401                                               Grades 10 - 12
environmental chemistry, chemical industries, and fuels and           19240V     Frederick County Virtual School
energy. Further topics for the higher level students include          Prerequisites: Biology, Introductory Chemistry/Physics.
modern analytical chemistry and further organic chemistry.
Assessments for higher level and standard-level students              This laboratory course provides a comprehensive study of
include three written examination papers externally assessed,         ecological concepts and environmental issues that extend
practical/laboratory investigations internally assessed and           the Maryland Environmental Education Bylaw. This course
externally moderated by IBO, and a Group IV project that is           creates knowledgeable and environmentally active citizens.
multidisciplinary.                                                    Instruction may include lecture, discussion, cooperative study,
                                                                      guest speakers, labs, field trips, and individual/group research.
                                                                      Major topics include ecological principles/ecosystems, water
earth SySteM SCienCe reSearCh
                                                                      resources and quality, land management, air quality, natural
193901                                               Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      resources and resource management, population dynamics,
Prerequisites: Completion of 3 laboratory courses.
                                                                      and Chesapeake Bay ecology.
Earth System Science (atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere,
geopsphere, and hydrosphere) uses the latest information              hSa BiOlOGy
developed through current technologies in this research-
                                                                      197000     0.5 credit
based course. The system approach to this course helps
students understand the complexity and interrelatedness of            This course is for any student who has passed the Biology
the Earth system.                                                     course but not the state Biology HSA.

Students utilize skills and processes from previous science           The nine-week course assists students with strategies for
courses to study the physical, chemical, and biological aspects       retaking the Biology HSA. Instruction supports further process
of the Earth system. Students spend over 50% of the course            skill development as identified by individual needs. Emphasis
conducting independent research, producing a scientific               is on reinforcing and practicing expectations for constructed
presentation to communicate results. This course culminates           responses and reviewing strategies for answering selected-
with the presentation of research findings in a scientific            response questions for the assessed domains.
poster session.
                                                                      Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not
                                                                      be counted as the required Biology credit for graduation, but it
                                                                      may be counted as a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.




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intrODuCtOry CheMiStry/phySiCS                                       phySiCS, alGeBra-BaSeD
191211     Honors                                         Grade 9    191901     Honors                                          Grade 9
191311     Merit                                          Grade 9    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Geometry recommended).
191410     Directed                                       Grade 9
                                                                     Algebra-Based Physics meets the Maryland State Content
Prerequisite for Honors: Algebra 1.
                                                                     Standards for Physics. It is designed to meet the needs of 9th
This laboratory course introduces standard concepts in chem-         grade students demonstrating high achievement at the Honors
istry and physics. Introductory Chemistry includes measure-          level. The essential curriculum mirrors the Physics 1 (194301)
ment, classification of matter, atomic theories and models,          course and includes the study of: Kinematics, Dynamics,
trends of the periodic table, physical and chemical changes,         Conservation Laws, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism,
writing chemical formulas and equations, acids and bases.            Modern Physics, as well as Atomic Theory. Unit topics are
Introductory Physics includes concepts relevant to mass,             explored using both conceptual and mathematical analysis that
energy, force, motion, work, power, momentum, thermo-                require the use of graphing techniques and algebra in problem-
dynamics, electricity, magnetism, and transverse and longi-          solving laboratory experiences integral to this course.
tudinal waves. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of
                                                                     The course provides excellent preparation for students enter-
this curriculum. As appropriate to the academic level, students
                                                                     ing either Chemistry 1 or Biology. Successful completion
prepare formal laboratory reports while being presented with
                                                                     of this course meets the science prerequisite for AP Physics
varying amounts of both abstract and concrete materials and
                                                                     enrollment.
experiences.
Introductory Chemistry/Physics Honors includes an in-                phySiCS, aDvanCeD plaCeMent B - freDeriCk
depth investigation of the topics of chemistry and physics           COunty virtual SChOOl
emphasizing abstract material and mathematical explanation
                                                                     19418V                                                Grades 11-12
of concepts. Extensive independent work, self-discipline and
commitment to meet rigorous expectations and time lines are          Prerequisites and full course descriptions provided below.
required.
                                                                     phySiCS B, aDvanCeD plaCeMent 1
phySiCS 1                                                            194161                                               Grades 11 - 12
194301                                              Grades 10 - 12   Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics.
19430V     Frederick County Virtual School                           Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus.
Prerequisite: Algebra 2.                                             Designed to be the equivalent of introductory college physics,
Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus.                                          students may earn college credit by examination. AP Physics B
Physics 1 meets the Maryland State Content Standards for             1 topics include mechanics and thermodynamics. This course
Physics. The essential curriculum mirrors the Algebra-Based          provides students with the conceptual framework, knowledge,
Physics (191901) course and includes the study of: Kinematics,       and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the science
Dynamics, Conservation Laws, Thermodynamics, Waves,                  of physics. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of the
Electricity, Magnetism, Modern Physics, as well as Circular          curriculum.
Motion. Unit topics are explored using both conceptual and           Although both AP Physics B 1 and AP Physics B 2 must be
mathematical analysis that require the use of graphing tech-         taken to complete the course content necessary to properly
niques, algebra, and trigonometry in problem-solving labora-         prepare for the AP Physics B examination, AP Physics B 1 may
tory experiences integral to this course.                            be taken without continuing through AP Physics B 2.
Successful completion of this course meets the science prereq-
uisite for AP Physics enrollment.                                    phySiCS B, aDvanCeD plaCeMent 2
                                                                     194171                                               Grades 11 - 12
phySiCS 2                                                            Prerequisite: AP Physics B 1.
194121                                              Grades 10 - 12   AP Physics B 2 is a continuance of AP Physics B 1. Advanced
Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics.                    topics for this course include electricity, magnetism, optics,
Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus.                                          waves, and nuclear physics. This completes the preparation
                                                                     needed for the AP Physics B Exam.
This course is a single-semester, second-year course in physics,
designed to extend the concepts of motion, force and energy
covered in Physics 1, stressing mathematical analysis. This
course is designed for college-bound students and parallels AP
Physics B. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of this
curriculum and are required to promote deeper understanding
of physics concepts.



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




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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 provides students an opportunity to
each term for a two-block experience, or two credits each term         participate in a structured research experience at school. Stu-
for a four-block experience. Students generally are granted            dents pursue research projects under the direction of a teacher
an Administrative Attendance Waiver releasing them from                for guidance, mentoring, resources, and instruction.
classroom time for a portion of the school day.                        Professional mentors from the local scientific, higher educa-
                                                                       tion, and industrial communities may be sought to provide
SCienCe reSearCh                                                       additional expertise and resources for specific student projects.
195011                                                Grades 11 - 12   Some aspects of the project research may be performed at local
This course provides students an opportunity to participate            scientific laboratories where specialized equipment is available
in a structured research experience at their home schools.             or at field sites in the surrounding communities.
Students pursue interdisciplinary, semester-long research
projects under the direction of a teacher for guidance, mentor-
ing, resources, and instruction.
Professional mentors from the local scientific, higher educa-
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.




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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
 *Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated High School Assessment (HSA). Students must meet the HSA passage require-
 ment described on Page 14 to graduate.

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

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                                                                    study of specific topics, a deeper understanding of the global,
eCOnOMiCS anD GeOGraphy
                                                                    political, social, economic, religious, military, artistic and intel-
164070                                             Grades 11 - 12
                                                                    lectual forces in the historical process is obtained.
This course introduces the student to basic concepts and
themes from the social science disciplines of economics and         This course will substitute for the state graduation requirement
geography. One term is dedicated to each discipline. The            of Modern World History. Work with your school counseling
economics program includes introductory-level content related       office to determine appropriate course sequence.
to the behavior of the national economy, the individual firm or
enterprise, economic systems, and the consumer. The geog-           GeOGraphy
raphy content is organized around the five basic themes that        164180     0.5 credit                                 Grades 11 - 12
are the foundation of most geographic studies: location, place,     This one-term course introduces the student to the basic con-
human/environment interactions, movement, and regions. Stu-         cepts and themes from the social science discipline of geogra-
dents demonstrate practical applications of the content of this     phy. The content is organized around the five basic themes that
course. The objective of the economics and geography course         are the foundation of most geographic studies: location, place,
is to provide students with a basic understanding of these two      human/environment interactions, movement, and regions. The
subjects that are so important in shaping the modern world          objective of the geography course is to provide the students
during this age of the global economy and cultural conflict.        with a basic understanding of the subject while demonstrating
                                                                    practical applications of the content.
eurOpean hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
164111                                              Grades 11- 12   GOvernMent
Prerequisite: Modern World History.                                 161101*    Honors                                            Grade 9
Students explore European history from 1450 through 1970            161201*    Merit                                             Grade 9
(within the framework recommended for the AP exam by the            161400*    Directed                                          Grade 9
Educational Testing Service). The course focus is the changing      563590     ELL Government A (first semester)
relationship of the individual to Europe’s religious, economic,     563890*    ELL Government B (second semester)
and political institutions. The themes to be explored include:      16702V*    Frederick County Virtual School
the Rise of Individualism, Political and Social Revolutions, and    161830     Alt
the Effects of Industrialization. Students develop the ability to   The course objectives are centered on the importance of civic
analyze primary historical evidence and express that under-         education which is necessary to be an informed, involved
standing and advanced analytical thinking in oral and written       citizen who understands and supports democratic principles,
formats. Both secondary and primary sources are explored in         institutions, and processes. Political science classes are not
the course.                                                         taught in isolation but rather integrate examples from Ameri-
                                                                    can history with concepts of government power and purpose,
eurOpean hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent anD                            and exam the influence on today’s world. Topics studied
SeMinar                                                             include: the foundations of government, the Constitution, fed-
164121    AP European History                      Grades 11 - 12   eralism, civil rights and civil liberties, political parties, policy
164100    AP European History Seminar              Grades 11 - 12   making, and some comparison with other nations.
These course numbers are used in schools that offer AP
European History in conjunction with the Seminar course for         GOvernMent anD pOlitiCS: COMparative,
two consecutive semesters.                                          aDvanCeD plaCeMent
                                                                    164191                                                Grades 10 - 12
eurOpean hiStOry, iB                                                16419V     Frederick County Virtual School

SL - 160301 (one year)                       Grades 11 and/or 12    This AP course is for students who have an interest in
HL - 160401 (two-year program, 1st year)     Grades 11 and/or 12    government and world cultures and provides them the
HL - 160501 (two-year program, 2nd year)     Grades 11 and/or 12    conceptual tools to develop an understanding of some of the
Offered only at Urbana High School.                                 world’s diverse political structures and practices. The course
                                                                    encompasses the study of both specific countries and their
Comparable to a college-level course in contemporary Euro-          governments and general concepts used to interpret the
pean history, this course provides an opportunity for students      political relationships and institutions found in virtually all
to master and demonstrate “knowledge of the basic chronol-          national politics.
ogy, major events, and trends” in European history from 1900
to 2000. Students generalize and interpret, analyze and weigh
evidence from diverse sources of information, discern broad
trends, and master relevant details. Through an intensive




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GOvernMent anD pOlitiCS: uniteD StateS,                              hSa CitiZenShip (GOvernMent) - aCaDeMiC
aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                                   interventiOn
164051                                            Grades 10 - 12     167000                      0.5 credit               Grades 10 - 12
16405V Frederick County Virtual School 0.5 credit Grades 10 - 12     This course is for any student who has passed the Government
This course is for students who have a strong academic back-         course but not the state HSA for Government. Students should
ground and an interest in the American political system. After       not sign up for this class unless they have not passed the
an introduction to the Constitution and the federal system,          Government HSA twice.
students study major processes, organizations, and institutions
                                                                     This course prepares students for the Government HSA. The
related to our national government; the media, interest groups,
                                                                     objectives are centered on the Core Learning Goals, expecta-
lobbies, etc. Students regularly practice the types of analytical
                                                                     tions and indicators as they relate to the state-mandated exam.
and written communication skills necessary for the examina-
                                                                     Due to the limited scope and definition, this course may not be
tion from the Educational Testing Service and for college.
                                                                     counted as a required social studies credit for graduation, but it
                                                                     may be counted as a 0.5 general credit toward graduation.
hiStOry Of the aMeriCaS - iB
SL - 160701 (one year)                        Grades 11 and/or 12    hSa CitiZenShip (GOvernMent) - On-line
HL - 160801 (two-year program, 1st year)      Grades 11 and/or 12    interventiOn
HL - 160901 (two-year program, 2nd year)      Grades 11 and/or 12
                                                                     161000*                     1 credit                 Grades 10 - 12
Offered only at Urbana High School.
                                                                     Any student who has failed both the Government course and
This college-level course’s principal aim is to provide students     the state High School Assessment exam should sign up for this
with an opportunity to master and to demonstrate an overall          course. Students must need both the course credit and the HSA
knowledge of the basic chronology, major events, and trends          score to enroll.
in the history of the Western Hemisphere over a prescribed
period of time, specifically, the 20th century. Furthermore, its     If a student has failed the government course and the high
aim is to foster a deeper understanding of the global, politi-       school government exam through traditional instruction this
cal, social, economic, religious, military, artistic and intel-      is the course to assist them in achieving graduation. On-line
lectual forces in the historical process through an intensive        instruction may more readily prepare the student for the state
study of specific topics. Students gain and use the ability to       test and offer an alternative instructional style.
generalize and interpret, analyze and weigh evidence from
conflicting sources of information from many primary and             huMan GeOGraphy, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
secondary source readings, discern broad trends, and master          164161                                               Grades 10 - 12
relevant details.
                                                                     This college-level course introduces students to the systematic
The two-year program is comparable in scope and challenge            study of patterns and processes that have shaped human
to a college-level course in United States, Canadian, or South       understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface.
and Central American history. Its principal aim is to provide        Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to
students an opportunity to master and to demonstrate an              examine human social organization and its environmental
overall knowledge of the basic chronology, major events, and         consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools
trends in the history of the Western Hemisphere from 1550            geographers use in their science and practice.
to the Contemporary Period. Through an intensive study of
specific topics, a deeper understanding of the global, political,    laW anD SOCiety
social, economic, religious, military, artistic and intellectual     164060                                               Grades 11 - 12
forces in the historical process is fostered. Students gain and
                                                                     This course explores and examines controversial issues that
use the ability to generalize and interpret, analyze and weigh
                                                                     affect our society. Students have an opportunity to express their
evidence from conflicting sources of information, including
                                                                     viewpoints on all issues that influence their daily lives, and
many primary and secondary source readings, discern broad
                                                                     extensive student participation and involvement are expected.
trends, and master relevant details.
                                                                     Guest speakers from the legal community visit the classroom
                                                                     to give students a realistic look at the function of our judicial
                                                                     system. Involvement in role-playing activities provides stu-
                                                                     dents the chance to make decisions, problem solve, and think
                                                                     critically about their world.




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leaDerShip                                                           MODern WOrlD hiStOry
161010     (0.5 credit)                             Grades 10 - 12   161111     Honors                                       Grade 10
This course is a foundation for the Leadership Academies             161211     Merit                                        Grade 10
of both Frederick and Oakdale High Schools. Students will            161410     Directed                                     Grade 10
develop a fundamental understanding of a variety of skills           169131     ELL                                           16121V
and processes that are part of establishing personal leadership      Frederick County Virtual School
qualities and recognizing the styles and paradigms that make         Students begin with an overview on the foundations of world
up effective leaders. Principles of leadership, parliamentary        history through an examination of the state of world affairs
procedure, effective communication, including public speak-          and their origins in 1300 C.E. This course is a survey of
ing and the study of basic group dynamics, will be studied.          peoples throughout the world and their progress in many
This course culminates in the design and implementation of a         areas of knowledge, including science, technology, art, music,
capstone project.                                                    government, religion and culture. Other units of study include
                                                                     How Trade and Travel Changed the World, Revolutions and
MaCrOeCOnOMiCS, aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                   Reactions, Industrial Revolution, Imperialism and National-
164411                                             Grades 11 - 12    ism, Crisis and Change, and The Modern World. This course
16441V Frederick County Virtual School 0.5 credits Grades 11 - 12    leads students in pursuit of historical knowledge from a global,
                                                                     thematic perspective.
This course gives students a thorough understanding of the
principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a
whole. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of national        natiOnal anD GlOBal iSSueS
income and price determination and also on developing                164010                                             Grades 11 - 12
students’ familiarity with economic performance measures,            This course provides students the opportunity to study and
economic growth, and international economics. Concepts               discuss current national and global issues – such as the global
such as profit sharing, resource allocation, and production and      economy and national and international conflicts – in an
distribution concerns are also developed in depth.                   organized and scholarly manner. Participation may involve
                                                                     reading newspapers and news magazines, researching and
MeDia literaCy:                                                      writing about specific world problems, class discussions, and
unDerStanDinG the infOrMatiOn aGe                                    debating on various topics.
164500                                              Grades 11 - 12
Students have access to information from television, videos,         philOSOphy Of knOWleDGe
newspapers, books, magazines, radio, computer software, the          164520                                             Grades 11 - 12
Internet, and more. This course assists students in using that       This course challenges students to examine the nature of
information, to be active consumers of media, and to analyze         knowledge. Students analyze the difference between belief and
what they are getting. Students examine the important role           knowledge, and examine the scope, nature, and limitations
the media plays in their lives by creating and evaluating            of knowledge. Students also learn to apply basic principles
media messages.                                                      of logic and reasoning to the study of cultures, beliefs, world
                                                                     religions, etc. Students have the opportunity to find com-
MiCrOeCOnOMiCS, aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                   monalities across disciplines of learning. They also learn how
164311                                             Grades 11 - 12    to determine and examine ideological biases and individual
16431V Frederick County Virtual School 0.5 credits Grades 11 - 12    and cultural perspectives. The course is discussion oriented,
                                                                     centering on student research. It gives students an opportunity
This course investigates economic problems, basic analysis of        to assess what constitutes knowledge and the different ways
households, firms, and the public sector. Designed to be an          of knowing through a genuine exploration of the subject. This
introductory exposure for students to microeconomic prin-            is achieved through a Socratic Method in the classroom, an
ciples, the primary emphasis is providing an understanding of        examination of various primary and secondary sources, and
the economic approach to decision making and an introduc-            expository writing.
tion to the tools and methods economists use to solve prob-
lems. Students develop a basic understanding of markets and
the reasons for their success or failure. Topics include the study
of supply and demand, interpretation of supply and demand
curves, market structures, market factors, marginal costs and
average total costs, and the role of government.




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pSyChOlOGy                                                             theOry Of knOWleDGe - iB
164030                                               Grades 11 - 12    160601                                         Grades 11 and/or 12
This class examines the scientific study of behavior and mental        Offered only at Urbana High School.
processes. This course includes the study of behavior, sensation,      Students examine the nature of knowledge, analyze the differ-
perception, primary human development, learning, motivation,           ence between beliefs and knowledge, and examine the scope,
personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, and change. The             nature, and limitations of knowledge. They learn to apply basic
human mind and the nervous system is also examined. Family             principles of logic and reasoning to the study of such topics as
Life and Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II and III)              cultures, beliefs, and religions; they search for commonalities
requires parental permission for enrollment in this course in          across disciplines, seeking to determine and examine ideo-
which some topics deal with adolescence and personality.               logical biases as well as individual and cultural perspectives.
                                                                       Students assess what constitutes knowledge and the different
pSyChOlOGy, aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                         ways of knowing. Instruction includes the Socratic Method
165031                                               Grades 11 - 12    and the study of assorted primary and secondary sources.
16503V     Frederick County Virtual School
Students are introduced to the systematic and scientific study         uniteD StateS, 1945 tO the preSent
of human and other animal behavior and mental processes.               167020                                              Grades 11 - 12
Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and       This course may NOT be substituted for American Studies 2.
phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within           This course examines the history (political, geographic,
psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists            and economic) of the United States since World War II. For
use in their science and practice. The course provides students        students interested in exploring the many significant events,
a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in a typical,        trends, and developments in American domestic and foreign
one-semester introductory college psychology course. Students          policy, as well as the U.S. role in a dramatically changing world,
are strongly encouraged to take the AP Psychology examina-             this course allows in-depth study and analysis, as well as the
tion at the conclusion of the course. The Family Life and              opportunity to look to the future and predict directions the
Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II and III) requires              nation is likely to take based upon a study of current practices
parental permission for enrollment in this course, which               and policies. Readings are taken from a variety of primary
addresses adolescence and personality.                                 and secondary sources; non-print resources will be used
                                                                       extensively.
pSyChOlOGy, aDvanCeD plaCeMent anD SeMinar
165131     AP Psychology                             Grades 11 - 12    uniteD StateS hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent
165130     AP Seminar Psychology                     Grades 11 - 12    164101                                                Grades 11 - 12
This course is available in schools that offer AP Psychology           This course may be substituted for American Studies 2 with teacher
in conjunction with the Seminar course for two consecutive             permission.
semesters.
                                                                       Students with a strong academic background and an inter-
                                                                       est in the American story are encouraged to take this class.
SOCiOlOGy                                                              Taught as a college-level class with college credit available by
164020                                               Grades 11 - 12    examination, this course helps develop skills necessary for
The study of humankind in group activities is the focus of the         higher education. The academic rigor and independent work
sociologist. Among the areas covered in the course are social          ethic prepare students for the Educational Testing Service AP
structure, cultural and social change, and social problems. The        exam and college. The history of our nation is covered, and
Family Life and Human Development Bylaw (Focus Areas II                events and trends are analyzed. Primary sources and scholarly
and III) requires parental permission for enrollment in this           interpretations are used extensively.
course, which addresses the social development of children
and adolescents and the role of the family.                            uniteD StateS hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent anD
                                                                       SeMinar
SOCiOlOGy, intrODuCtiOn tO (fCC)                                       164141     AP US                                     Grades 11 - 12
16F001     3 college credits                                Grade 12   164140     AP US Seminar                             Grades 11 - 12
Offered only at Brunswick High School – Fall semester only.            This course is available in schools that offer AP United States
This course introduces students to the study of society and            History in conjunction with the Seminar course for two
the impact of society upon the individual. It exemplifies social       consecutive semesters.
processes in cultural patterns and institutions and examines
group values at various levels of human relationships.



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WOrlD hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent                                   WOrlD reliGiOnS
165151                                              Grades 11-12    169220                                                 Grades 11-12
This is the single-semester World History course for 11th and       This course aids students in developing a greater understand-
12th grade students only.                                           ing of the panorama of beliefs, belief systems, customs and
                                                                    rituals of different faiths occurring in human societies globally
WOrlD hiStOry, aDvanCeD plaCeMent anD SeMinar                       and throughout history. The post-Cold War link between
165141    AP World History                              Grade 10
                                                                    religion and the three factors of fundamentalism, national-
165140    AP World History Seminar                      Grade 10
                                                                    ism, and imperialism is examined in order to aid students in
                                                                    better understanding the world in which they live. Students
This course exposes students to AP-level curriculum, readings,      also examine the theoretical, sociological, and practical forms
assessment, and writing in 10th grade, enabling them to be          of religious expression in order to understand and place in
better prepared for AP classes during their junior and senior       historical reference the world faiths that affect their lives in the
years. The course highlights the nature of changes in interna-      increasingly global society in which they live.
tional frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well
as comparison among major societies. Focusing primarily on
                                                                    WOrlD War 2
the past thousand years of the global experience, the course
builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and          164510                                                     Grade 12
technological precedents that, along with geography, set the        This course offers students an opportunity to study the
human stage prior to 1000 C.E.                                      international conflict that led to the atomic age, the emergence
                                                                    of the global economy, the creation of the United Nations, and
AP World History develops an understanding of the evolution
                                                                    the power struggles that shape the world. While exploring
of global processes and contacts in interaction with different
                                                                    this conflict, students examine social, political, and economic
types of human societies. The course highlights the nature of
                                                                    events that led to increased hostilities and the expansion of
changes in international frameworks and their causes and con-
                                                                    the United States as a world power. Lessons address major
sequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This
                                                                    campaigns, political battles, technological developments,
understanding is advanced through a combination of selective
                                                                    civilian involvement, and the changes experienced by women,
factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. Focusing
                                                                    African-Americans, and other minorities as well as general
primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience,
                                                                    mass discrimination during the period. Students approach this
the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional,
                                                                    course from a world view, not just an American perspective,
and technological precedents that, along with geography, set
                                                                    thus creating multiple vantage points from which to study the
the human stage prior to 1000 C.E.
                                                                    global conflict.
As this course does not correlate directly with Modern World
History, any student who drops the class after ten school days
may NOT transfer into a Modern World History class. Modern
World History needs to be scheduled for another semester.
Should students wish to remove the first semester AP World
History grade on their transcript, ONLY HONORS - Modern
World History will be accepted as a replacement.




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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 completer program that includes two
  in-school courses (Career Research and Development 1 and 2), 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.

Career reSearCh anD DevelOpMent 1                                     COOperative WOrk StuDy
498000                                              Grades 10 - 12    494470      A                  0.5 credit                  Grade 12
This course is required for all students who plan to be a Career      494480      B                  0.5 credit                  Grade 12
Research and Development CTE program completer. It teaches            494410      A                  1 credit                    Grade 12
students the process of career development and financial              494420      B                  1 credit                    Grade 12
literacy. Students develop self and career awareness, explore         494490      A                  1.5 credits                 Grade 12
careers, and set academic and career-related goals through            494400      B                  1.5 credits                 Grade 12
a series of activities using Maryland’s Career Development            494500      A                  2 credits                   Grade 12
Framework. Students explore and assess their interests and            494520      B                  2 credits                   Grade 12
abilities and use information from state and national labor           494430      A                  3 credits                   Grade 12
market data to make future career plans. Students use financial       494440      B                  3 credits                   Grade 12
management information to plan future purchases, prepare              494450      A                  4 credits                   Grade 12
and adjust budgets, assess living costs, and plan for saving,         494460      B                  4 credits                   Grade 12
retirement, and stock market investments.                             495510      1                  1 credit                    Grade 11
                                                                      495560      1                  1 credit                    Grade 12
Career reSearCh anD DevelOpMent 2                                     495520      2                  2 credits                   Grade 11
(COnSuMer eDuCatiOn)                                                  495570      2                  2 credits                   Grade 12
494510                                                    Grade 12    495530      3                  3 credits                   Grade 11
494800                                                     Grade 9    495580      3                  3 credits                   Grade 12
494900                                                    Grade 10    Offered at all high schools.
495500                                               Grades 11 - 12   Students considering this option should schedule a conference with
495700                       4 credits                    Grade 12    their Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator in the spring of
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Cooperative Work Study.        their junior year.
This course is required for all students enrolled in Cooperative      Cooperative Work Study A — Fall Semester.
Work Study. It is a transition to the world of work and provides      Cooperative Work Study B — Spring Semester.
supportive experiences for young employees. Content includes          Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Consumer Education.
job-seeking skills; job-holding skills, including skills needed
                                                                      Students are employed in paid part-time positions under
for a broad range of jobs; and topics designed to prepare the
                                                                      the cooperative supervision of the employer and the Transi-
student to be a wise consumer.
                                                                      tion Education Teacher-Coordinator. Training stations are
                                                                      approved by the school to assure that the employment activi-
                                                                      ties have educational significance, are related to the student’s
                                                                      career goal, and/or are a continuation of previous training.
                                                                      Most assignments offer two credits and are for two 90-minute
                                                                      periods of a school day.




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COOperative WOrk StuDy - CtC                                          Open CaMpuS
535220     A                 1 credit                      Grade 12   561000                                                     Grade 12
535230     B                 1 credit                      Grade 12   Must comply with the Temporary Administrative Attendance Waiver
535190     A                 2 credits                     Grade 12   policy. A waiver application must be completed prior to implementa-
535260     B                 2 credits                     Grade 12   tion, and must be provided along with a receipt showing proof of
535200     A                 3 credits                     Grade 12   enrollment at a local institution.
535210     B                 3 credits                     Grade 12   Students are not awarded high school credits for this program.
535240     A                 4 credits                     Grade 12
535250     B                 4 credits                     Grade 12
                                                                      Students must enroll in courses in an off-campus setting that
Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
                                                                      will contribute to advanced standing. Enrollments at local
                                                                      institutions such as Frederick Community College, Hood
Students considering this option should schedule a conference with
                                                                      College, or Mount St. Mary’s are included in this program.
the Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator in the spring of their
junior year.
                                                                      StuDent ServiCe learninG
Cooperative Work Study A — Fall semester.
                                                                      561170   A               0.5 credit                        Grade 11
Cooperative Work Study B — Spring semester.
                                                                      561260   B               0.5 credit                        Grade 11
Work Study students are responsible for arranging their own           561160   A               1 credit                          Grade 11
transportation.                                                       561180   B               1 credit                          Grade 11
Students are employed in paid part-time positions under the           561190   A               2 credits                         Grade 11
cooperative supervision of the employer and the transition            561200   B               2 credits                         Grade 11
education teacher coordinator. Training stations are provided         561120   A               3 credits                         Grade 11
in a career-related job setting. Most assignments are for two         561130   B               3 credits                         Grade 11
credits and take up two 90-minute periods of a school day.            561210   A               4 credits                         Grade 11
                                                                      561220   B               4 credits                         Grade 11
MentOr/intern prOGraM                                                 561470   A               0.5 credit                        Grade 12
                                                                      561560   B               0.5 credit                        Grade 12
566800   A               0.5 credit                  Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561460   A               1 credit                          Grade 12
566810   B               0.5 credit                  Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561480   B               1 credit                          Grade 12
566710   A               1 credit                    Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561360   A               2 credits                         Grade 12
566720   B               1 credit                    Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561370   B               2 credits                         Grade 12
566820   A               1.5 credits                 Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561610   A               3 credits                         Grade 12
566830   B               1.5 credits                 Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561620   B               3 credits                         Grade 12
566730   A               2 credits                   Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561580   A               4 credits                         Grade 12
566740   B               2 credits                   Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      561590   B               4 credits                         Grade 12
566750   A               3 credits                   Grades 11 - 12
                                                                      Non-CTE Completer program.
566760   B               3 credits                   Grades 11 - 12
566770   A               4 credits                   Grades 11 - 12   Through the Student Service Learning program, juniors and
566780   B               4 credits                   Grades 11 - 12   seniors interested in helping community agencies and/or in
Non-CTE completer program.                                            serving as tutors to elementary, middle and high school stu-
                                                                      dents in need of academic support can earn high school credit
Students explore career opportunities that they may consider          and/or work toward a Meritorious Service Certificate.
studying in a post-secondary setting. Students are placed for
one or two semesters with adult mentors to explore the respon-        Students must describe their intended service program on an
sibilities, benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of a career       application form. The Service Learning Coordinator reviews
choice. Each mentor is primarily responsible for the daily            and approves applications. (Also, see Step 5 for details about
tasks and/or learning activities of the intern. Each school’s         the infused Student Service Learning program.)
Transition Education Teacher-Coordinator serves as a conduit          Two program options are available:
between the school and internship site. An approved project is
                                                                      Option 1                                                   Grade 12
completed during the internship and requires the demonstra-
tion of both oral and written communication skills.                   Requirements include appropriate preparation prior to agency
                                                                      placement, under the supervision of the Service Learning
                                                                      Coordinator. Students must provide their own transportation.
                                                                      This option provides students an opportunity to: investigate
                                                                      ways in which people in a community help each other (e.g.,
                                                                      bloodmobiles, nursing homes, and volunteer services provide
                                                                      essential community services); define an area of interest and
                                                                      make a commitment to an agency serving the community
                                                                      (developing a good match between a student and an agency


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will be part of the course); and develop skills necessary to
                                                                     tranSitiOn SkillS prOGraM
fulfill commitments. Volunteer service offers students an
opportunity to use a variety of skills such as communication,        539810
recordkeeping, problem solving, planning, synthesis of data,         Offered only at the Career and Technology Center.
and observation and reporting. It also offers an opportunity to      Non-CTE completer program.
assess personal career interests.                                    This one-year program, available during the senior year,
Option 2                                           Grades 11 - 12    provides students with disabilities the opportunity to experi-
Students interested in tutoring peers within their high school       ence a variety of work-related activities in a comprehensive,
or tutoring younger students may receive service learning            hands-on setting. Students must be recommended by the IEP
credit. Students enrolled in this course as tutors will be encour-   team, in conjunction with a transition plan, and must be work-
aged to become members of Future Teachers of America, a              ing toward a Maryland Certificate of Completion. Students
program that strives to interest competent high school students      observe and participate in simulated work experiences at CTC.
in the field of teaching.                                            These activities enhance their employability skills, increase
                                                                     their career awareness, and provide a comprehensive voca-
teMpOrary aDMiniStrative attenDanCe Waiver                           tional assessment.
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.




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                                                        World lAnguAgeS
The goal of world language study in FCPS is to equip students to become linguistically and cultur-
ally competitive in a pluralistic society. The approach to this objective is threefold: a comprehensive
approach to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a target language while honing
those skills in English as well; infusion of the core content as well as elective areas—mathematical
concepts, world history, literature, ecology, and visual and performing arts; a substantial focus on
oral proficiency to provide graduates with the practical ability needed to function within and outside
the United States.
Students are strongly encouraged to become proficient in at least one language other than English
not only to satisfy requirements for collegiate admission, but also to be on the cutting edge of a
society which is increasingly becoming more multilingual.
All courses are one credit unless otherwise indicated. A number of four-year colleges and univer-
sities now require that at least one of the two or more credits of a student’s world language study be
acquired in high school.


aMeriCan SiGn lanGuaGe (aSl)                                          ChineSe
265000     American Sign Language 1                                   260080     Chinese 1
265100     American Sign Language 2                                   280081     Chinese 2
ASL students start by acquiring the basic skills of American          260082     Chinese 3
Sign Language, which include comprehending and commu-                 Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening and
nicating with signs and fingerspelling in conjunction with            speaking. Speaking proficiency comes as students acquire
the essential, expressive grammatical patterns. From the first        the ability to pronounce words correctly using the Chinese
level on, ASL is the primary means of communication in a              four-tone system. They begin to read Chinese words using the
silent classroom. As the levels advance, students become              alphabetic Pinyin system, and at the same time they increas-
more capable of functioning effectively in ASL, obtaining             ingly identify, comprehend, and write Chinese characters.
increasingly more information from signed communications              Students learn about the Chinese culture and are encouraged
and communicating by means of an expanded range of signs              to make connections to the different places locally where
with improved use of the expressive gestures. Deaf culture            Chinese is spoken. As they learn Chinese, students gain a
is imbedded in all language instruction, and students are             better understanding of the structure of their own language.
encouraged to 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                                                                266032     French Advanced Studies 2
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin 3 or permission of the   265001     French Advanced Placement Language
instructor.                                                           265002     French Advanced Placement Literature
This course is offered at Catoctin High School or where a qualified   Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-
teacher of Greek is located.                                          ing, reading, and writing, while increasing their knowledge
Ancient Greek familiarizes students with the Greek alphabet           of French vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. From the
and with many of the elements of Greek vocabulary and                 first year on, French is the principal means of communication
grammar. This enables the students to develop the ability to          between teacher and students. As the levels advance, students
read and translate short edited passages of Greek. Study of           function more effectively in French obtaining increasingly
the Greek culture and civilization figures prominently and is         more detailed information from spoken and written messages,
related to the students’ prior knowledge of Roman culture and         communicating more effectively when speaking and writing,
civilization.                                                         and using more advanced structural concepts and vocabulary.
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part of language instruction, and students are encouraged to
                                                                       latin
make connections to the French-speaking world. As students
                                                                       261030    Latin 1
learn French, they gain a better understanding of the structure
                                                                       262030    Latin 2
and vocabulary of their own language.
                                                                       263031    Latin 3
                                                                       264031    Latin 4
frenCh, apex                                                           266021    Latin Advanced Studies 1
269200     French 1                                                    266022    Latin Advanced Studies 2
269210     French 2                                                    265231    Latin Advanced Placement Vergil
269220     AP French Language                                          265232    Latin Advanced Placement Literature
These distance learning courses, which are available only              As students acquire increased knowledge of Latin vocabulary
under certain conditions, meet the objectives of the equivalent        and grammar, they become better able to read with compre-
courses taught in one or more of the Frederick County high             hension and accurately translate passages written in Latin.
schools. They meet the requirements of the Maryland State              Integrated into instruction at each level are Roman and Greek
Department of Education for high school credit.                        culture, civilization, and mythology. Latin derivatives and
                                                                       Latin expressions used in English are important components
frenCh, iB                                                             of instruction in Latin 1 and 2. From Latin 3 on, students are
260401     Standard Level                       Grades 11 and/or 12    expected to read, translate, and analyze the works – prose and
260501     IB/High Level    (1st year of 2-year program)               poetry – of Roman authors; they make connections to Rome’s
                                                Grades 11 and/or 12    culture and civilization as they pertain to the literary works
260601     IB/High Level    (2nd year of 2-year program)               under study.
                                                Grades 11 and/or 12
Offered only at Urbana High School.                                    SpaniSh
Prerequisite for Standard Level: Level 4.                              261020    Spanish 1
Prerequisite for High Level: Standard Level.                           262020    Spanish 2
IB French prepares students to use the language appropriately          263021    Spanish 3
in a wide range of situations and contexts. The skills of              264021    Spanish 4
listening, speaking, reading, and writing are deepened and             266011    Spanish Advanced Studies 1
developed through the study of oral and written texts of               267011    Spanish Advanced Studies 2
different styles and registers. Grammatical structures and new         265021    Spanish Advanced Placement Language
vocabulary are integrated through the application of skills in         265022    Spanish Advanced Placement Literature
the four areas referenced above.                                       Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening,
                                                                       speaking, reading, and writing, while increasing their
GerMan                                                                 knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, structure, and
261010     German 1                                                    pronunciation. From the first year on, Spanish is the principal
262010     German 2                                                    means of communication between teacher and students. As the
263011     German 3                                                    levels advance, students become more capable of functioning
264011     German 4                                                    effectively in Spanish obtaining increasingly more informa-
266041     German Advanced Studies 1                                   tion from spoken and written messages, communicating
266042     German Advanced Studies 2                                   more effectively when speaking and writing, and using more
265011     German Advanced Placement Language                          advanced structural concepts and vocabulary. At all levels,
265012     German Advanced Placement Literature                        the culture of the Spanish-speaking world is a major part of
Students start by acquiring the basic skills of listening, speak-      language instruction, and students are encouraged to make
ing, reading, and writing, while increasing their knowledge of         connections to the local Hispanic community. As students
German vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation. From the              learn Spanish, they gain a better understanding of the structure
first year on, German is the principal means of communication          and vocabulary of their own language.
between teacher and students. As the levels advance, students
function more effectively in German obtaining increasingly             SpaniSh fOr SpaniSh SpeakerS
more detailed information from spoken and written messages,            260040
communicating more effectively when speaking and writing,              Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.
and using more advanced structural concepts and vocabulary.
At all levels, the culture of the German-speaking world is a           This course is designed for native or heritage speakers of
major part of language instruction, and students are encour-           Spanish, who have good oral fluency but need to improve their
aged to make connections to the German-speaking world. As              reading and writing skills. The thematic material presented
students learn German, they gain a better understanding of the         will encompass areas of interest to Hispanic students in the
structure and vocabulary of their own language.                        twenty-first century while focusing on improving their reading
                                                                       and writing skills.


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SpaniSh, apex                                                       SpaniSh, iB
269230    Spanish 1                                                 260101     Standard Level                       Grades 11 and/or 12
269240    Spanish 2                                                 260201     IB/High Level    (1st year of 2-year program)
269250    AP Spanish Language                                                                                       Grades 11 and/or 12
These distance learning courses, which are available only           260301     IB/High Level    (2nd year of 2-year program)
under certain conditions, meet the objectives of the equivalent                                                     Grades 11 and/or 12
course. It satisfies the requirements of the Maryland State         Offered only at Urbana High School.
Department of Education for high school credit.                     Prerequisite for Standard Level: Level 4.
                                                                    Prerequisite for High Level: Standard Level.
                                                                    IB Spanish prepares students to use the language appropriately
                                                                    in a wide range of situations and contexts. The skills of
                                                                    listening, speaking, reading, and writing are deepened and
                                                                    developed through the study of oral and written texts of
                                                                    different styles. Grammatical structures and new vocabulary
                                                                    are integrated with the study of themes and texts through the
                                                                    application of skills in the four areas referenced above.




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                                                        other courSeS
inDepenDent COntraCt
                                                                            enGliSh lanGuaGe learnerS (ell)
562010     1
562110     2                                                          nOte: All placements for English Language Learner (ELL)
562210     3                                                          classes will be made by the appropriate school counselors and
562310     4                                                          ELL classroom teachers in conjunction with the International
                                                                      Office. The LAS Links Language Proficiency Assessment and
The student is assigned to a teacher to pursue a one-credit           a math placement assessment are important tools used during
independent course of study. An outline of the course must            this placement process. The International Office is located on
be sent to the appropriate curriculum specialist following            the Rock Creek School campus.
registration. This outline must include: rationale, objectives,
student resource books and materials, activities, and evalua-
                                                                      BeGinninG ell prOGraM
tion. Student, teacher, and principal signatures on the outline
signify knowledge and approval.                                       563500    ELL Literacy Skills for Beginners 0.5 credit   Grades 9-12
                                                                      563510    ELL Beginner 1                                 Grades 9-12
                                                                      262080    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 1       Grades 9-12
leaDerShip DevelOpMent
                                                                      563520    ELL Beginner 2                                 Grades 9-12
564200     0.5 credit                                 Grades 11-12    262090    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 2       Grades 9-12
This course acquaints students with the personal and group            The beginning ELL program is offered to high school students
leadership skills to participate effectively in business and social   with little or no proficiency in English. The ELL classes offer
organizations. Course content includes: principles of leader-         intensive instruction in oral and written English language,
ship, parliamentary procedure, speaking in public, effective          reading skills, and the culture of the United States. Initially,
communications, human relation skills, and proper etiquette.          emphasis is given to basic interpersonal communication skills;
                                                                      cognitive academic language skills are addressed as soon
StuDent aSSiStant                                                     as possible. Students will be assigned to these classes by the
490000     Agriculture Student Assistant              Grades 11-12    ELL Registrar in cooperation with ELL teachers and school
462000     Aquatics Student Assistant                 Grades 10-12    counselors.
290000     Art Student Assistant                      Grades 11-12    563530    ELL Beginner 3
561010     Cafeteria Student Assistant                Grades 11-12    262100    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 3
490000     Career & Technology Student Assistant      Grades 11-12    563540    ELL Beginner 4
340000     Computer Science Student Assistant         Grades 11-12    262110    English as a Foreign Language Beginner 4
561020     Custodial Student Assistant                Grades 11-12    Students whose limited English proficiency requires that they
135000     Drama/Theatre Arts/Dance                                   remain in the beginning ELL program for a second year should
           Student Assistant                          Grades 11-12    register for the four classes listed immediately above.
130000     English Student Assistant                  Grades 11-12
360000     Family & Consumer Sciences                                 interMeDiate ell prOGraM
           Student Assistant                          Grades 11-12
                                                                      563550    ELL Intermediate 1                             Grades 9-12
561030     Guidance Student Assistant                 Grades 11-12    563560    ELL Intermediate 2                             Grades 9-12
560000     Student Assistant                          Grades 11-12    563820    ELL English 9A                                 Grades 9-12
230000     Mathematics Student Assistant              Grades 11-12    563880    ELL English 9B                                 Grades 9-12
561040     Media Student Assistant                    Grades 11-12
                                                                      The intermediate ELL classes build on the English language
430000     Music Student Assistant                    Grades 11-12
                                                                      skills acquired in the beginning ELL classes and focus on
561050     Office Student Assistant                   Grades 11-12
                                                                      developing cognitive academic language proficiency. During
460000     Physical Education Student Assistant       Grades 11-12
                                                                      the second semester, students will follow the English 9 curricu-
190000     Science Student Assistant                  Grades 11-12
                                                                      lum for high school English credit.
160000     Social Studies Student Assistant           Grades 11-12
390000     Technology Education Student Assistant        Grade 12     Students who need to remain in the intermediate ELL classes
260000     World Languages Student Assistant          Grades 11-12    for a second year should sign up for the same ELL classes they
Prerequisite: Prior permission of the instructor.                     are currently in and work toward proficiency and literacy.
Student assistants help staff with non-instructional tasks in
school service areas. No credit is awarded.




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aDvanCeD ell prOGraM                                                    learninG fOr life iep
*Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated High       565080                        0 credits
School Assessment (HSA). Students must take this course and pass        567710     1                  0 credits
the HSA no later than the fall semester of their senior year in order   567850     1A                 0 credits
to graduate with their class.                                           567750     1B                 0 credits
563800     ELL English 1 (1 Semester)                     Grades 9-12   567720     2                  0 credits
563810*    ELL English 10                                 Grades 9-12   567860     2A                 0 credits
563590     ELL Government A (first semester)                            567760     2B                 0 credits
563890*    ELL Government B (second semester)             Grades 9-12   567730     3                  0 credits
161211     ELL Modern World History                       Grades 9-12   567870     3A                 0 credits
The advanced ELL classes provide students with a smooth                 567770     3B                 0 credits
transition into mainstream academic classes that require                567740     4                  0 credits
higher-level English academic proficiency. Students will follow         567880     4A                 0 credits
the English 10 curriculum and Government curriculum for                 567780     4B                 0 credits
high school credit.                                                     Student application process required. See your counselor.

For incoming 9th grade ELL students with high level academic            Based on the Special Education Learning for Life Instructional
English language skills, there is a special section of English          Guide, these courses contain objectives, instructional strate-
9A-B that moves at an advanced pace. These students take ELL            gies, and materials to teach life skills in personal management,
Government as well.                                                     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
    inDiviDualiZeD eDuCatiOn plan (iep)                                 team process, and the student’s IEP is the actual program
                 COurSeS
                                                                        learninG StrateGieS iep
ChallenGeS 4                                                            565100     1                 0.5 credit                      Grade 9
568200     1                                                            565050     1A                1 credit                        Grade 9
568210     1A                                                           565460     1B                1 credit                        Grade 9
568240     1B                                                           565110     2                 0.5 credit                     Grade 10
568270     1C                                                           565150     2A                1 credit                       Grade 10
568300     1D                                                           565480     2B                1 credit                       Grade 10
Offered only at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.                    565260     3                 0.5 credit                     Grade 11
Challenges 4 serves high school students with autism and/or             565250     3A                1 credit                       Grade 11
severe communication disorders. The program uses a variety of           565500     3B                1 credit                       Grade 11
instructional strategies, including Applied Behavioral Analysis,        565360     4                 0.5 credit                     Grade 12
based on individual student needs. Classes are staffed with a           565350     4A                1 credit                       Grade 12
high adult-to-student ratio, and opportunities are available for        565520     4B                1 credit                       Grade 12
inclusion in general education, as appropriate.                         Based on the Special Education Instructional Guide for Learn-
                                                                        ing Strategies, these courses contain objectives, instructional
Integrated support to students with special needs in communi-
                                                                        strategies, and materials to teach students how to acquire,
cation, social skills, academics and pre-vocational/vocational
                                                                        manipulate, integrate, store, and retrieve information. Objec-
skills is provided. Placement is determined through the school
                                                                        tives include increased use of learning strategies in regular
Individualized Education Program (IEP) team process, and the
                                                                        education, development of coping and compensatory strate-
student’s IEP is the actual program.
                                                                        gies, increased understanding of self as a learner, and improved
                                                                        communication of knowledge once it is acquired. Each
                                                                        student’s instructional program is determined through the
                                                                        school IEP process.




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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/ASL + 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 94)




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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                 • SAT I/ACT scores
excused from any class for the activity concerned. A student
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
                                                                           • Student activities
 Extracurricular activities are school-sponsored activities other
than regular class activities in which the student represents the          • College interview
school (for example, athletic teams, student clubs or organiza-        The above criteria may vary in importance from college to
tions, class or club officers).                                        college. Many colleges are increasing their requirements, so
                                                                       be sure to plan ahead. See your school counselor for further
attenDanCe                                                             information and assistance in preparing for college.
Regular attendance is essential to taking full advantage of all
that school has to offer. Obviously, there are legitimate reasons,     COlleGe entranCe exaMS
such as illness, which will cause a student to be absent.              FCPS offers several opportunities for high school students
Students who take trips with their parents on school days will         to take the optional SAT and ACT examinations. Successful
be excused no more than twice during a year for a maximum              performance on one of these two national exams is a widely
of five days.                                                          accepted college entrance requirement. Schools also offer
                                                                       SAT preparatory courses and the PSAT, a preliminary exam.
Any student who has more than five unexcused absences for              Registration and other college entrance information is available
either the entire school day or for individual classes in any          in high school counseling offices. Registration deadlines are
grading period will automatically fail affected courses for that       typically a month before the test date. Please visit the following
grading period.                                                        website for more information.
Attendance procedures are detailed in FCPS Regulation 400-                www.collegeboard.com/parents
70, as well as in BOE Policy 430.
                                                                       COlleGe entranCe requireMentS fOr
BlOCk SCheDulinG                                                       MatheMatiCS
All Frederick County public high schools use the four-period,          Many selective colleges across the United States have begun to
semesterized block schedule. This model schedules students in          require more rigorous preparation in high school mathematics
classes for four 90-minute periods a day the first semester and        for admission. For example, beginning with those entering 9th
four new 90-minute courses for the second semester.                    grade in 2011-12, students applying to colleges and universi-
                                                                       ties in the University System of Maryland will be required to
                                                                       take 4 years of mathematics and to have completed Algebra I,
                                                                       Geometry, Algebra II, and one additional course in rigorous
                                                                       mathematics beyond Algebra II.


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                                                                    A comparison of the two 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:
    • Help with new-student orientation                               B – (89%-80%)               3 points            3.75 points

    • Conduct classroom sessions in educational and career            C – (79%-70%)               2 points            2.50 points
      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
      ◊ social and learning skills                                  FCPS uses an online software program called Pinnacle to give
                                                                    parents and students access to middle and high school grades
      ◊ post-secondary education planning and scholarships          from any Internet-connected computer. After grading tests and
      ◊ class schedule planning                                     assignments, teachers enter the grades in their electronic grade
      ◊ graduation and testing information                          books. Missing assignments are also noted. Pinnacle organizes
                                                                    the data for convenient online viewing any time, day or night.
    • Provide support with crises and problem situations            All students receive an identification and PIN number. Contact
    • Coordinate with community services agencies                   your school for more information.
At least once during their high school career, students should
complete an occupational and post-secondary search through          GraDuatiOn hOnOrS
a computer program. A college/career search program is avail-       FCPS recognizes exemplary academic achievement upon
able in each high school and middle school.                         graduation using the designations of honors, high honors, and
                                                                    highest honors.
DrOppinG COurSeS
                                                                         • Highest Honors         4.0 or greater on a weighted scale
Students considering dropping a course after 10 days need to
                                                                         • High Honors            3.75-3.99 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           • Honors      3.5-3.74 on a weighted scale
wishing to change course levels. Some course descriptions
                                                                    Recognition is based on final grades earned for high school
carry special information about transfer options. See your
                                                                    courses taken for credit in middle school (Reg. 500-10) and in
school counselor for exact guidelines regarding policy.
                                                                    the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Final grades are computed
                                                                    as outlined in the grading regulation (Reg. 500-5). Cumulative
GraDe pOint averaGe (Gpa) anD rankinG                               grade point averages are calculated according to the FCPS
Colleges and scholarship services use student GPAs to deter-        system (Reg. 400-13). Students who meet the requirements for
mine eligibility for admission or award. GPAs are determined        early graduation are eligible for this honor.
by adding all quality points for all courses taken and dividing     Graduates who complete the required classes and earn a non-
by the number of courses taken according to the following           weighted minimum 2.5 GPA are designated Maryland Schol-
rank scales.                                                        ars, a program administered by a statewide coalition of major
  • Traditional — Students are ranked annually; all course          Maryland employers called the Maryland Business Roundtable.
    work is included.                                               Required are at least:
  • Weighted — Students who have taken honors, advanced                  • 4 credits of English
    placement, international baccalaureate, or accelerated
    academic courses receive this ranking.                               • 3 of math (Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry)
                                                                         • 3 of science (Biology and 2 other lab sciences)
                                                                         • 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                              hiGh SChOOl CreDit earneD in MiDDle SChOOl
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
included on the academic honor roll, students must:                      • Latin 1, 2

    • have a B average                                                   • French 1, 2

    • not have earned an Incomplete or below a C                     Students who pass these courses and the final exam will auto-
                                                                     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
                                                                     that the student and parent, along with the teacher and school
      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
    • Second Honors - 3.0-3.9 GPA                                    National Honor Society. To be a member, a student must have
                                                                     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 instruc-
Promotion to Grade 9 – Promotion from the 8th grade                        tion to make up a failing grade, improve a previously
Promotion to Grade 10 – 6 credits earned                                   earned grade or earn original credit for a course not
                                                                           previously taken. (Exception: English 12 may not be
Promotion to Grade 11 – 12 credits earned                                  taken for original credit.)
Promotion to Grade 12 – 18 credits earned                                • 6th – 8th grade students the opportunity to improve
Graduation – A minimum of 25 credits earned in required areas              or remediate skills in a course taken during the school
                                                                           year.
repeatinG COurSeS                                                        • students who have passed an HSA course (Algebra I
A student may repeat any course to improve a grade and                     with Data Analysis, Government, Biology, English) but
gain greater mastery of the subject matter. The highest grade              have either not taken or not passed the HSA the op-
received in the course will be entered on his/her transcript for           portunity to take the assessment.
grade reporting purposes. A student may not receive more            Summer school is open only to currently enrolled FCPS
than one credit toward graduation for that course.                  students.

repOrt CarDS                                                        Direct questions about programs, registration, and guidelines
                                                                    to your school counselor.
Report cards are issued four times during the year to commu-
nicate students’ term grades and other classroom achievement
                                                                    tranSCriptS
information. Interim reports may be issued between report
cards and at any time throughout the year to notify students        A transcript is a high school student’s official record of courses
and parents about a significant decline or improvement in           taken, final grades, credits earned toward total required for
performance or to indicate a unique problem that may require        graduation, Grade Point Average (GPA), attendance and HSA
attention. Parents or guardians must sign and return interim        status. Contact your school counselor for more information
reports of unsatisfactory or declining performance within five      and to obtain official copies of the transcript.
days.
                                                                    Waiver frOM freDeriCk COMMunity COlleGe plaCe-
SpeCial eDuCatiOn                                                   Ment teStinG
Special Education is instruction designed to meet the unique        Frederick Community College offers a waiver from their place-
needs of a student with a disability, including instruction         ment testing in mathematics for students who have met at least
conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals or            one of the following conditions:
institutions. Special education may encompass related services           • Final grade of B or better in Algebra II (or higher math
needed to complete the student’s individualized program, such              class) during the junior of senior year
as speech/ language pathology services, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, career and technology education, and adap-             • SAT Math test score of 550 or higher
tive physical education.                                                 • ACT Math test score of 21 or higher
                                                                    Students need to be aware that the senior mathematics waiver
                                                                    lasts one year, and the SAT and ACT lasts five years after
                                                                    graduation. College staff strongly recommends that students
                                                                    take their general education math course during their first year
                                                                    at FCC.




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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                                                     Other SChOOlS
 BrunSWiCk                                 MiDDletOWn                                      Career anD teChnOlOGy Center
 101 Cummings Drive                        200 Schoolhouse Drive                           7922 Opossumtown Pike
 Brunswick, MD 21716                       Middletown, MD 21769                            Frederick, MD 21702
 Main Office Phone 240-236-8600            Main Office Phone 240-236-7400                  Main Office Phone 240-236-8500
 Main Office Fax 240-236-8601              Main Office Fax 240-236-7450                    Main Office Fax 240-236-8501
 Counselors Phone 240-236-8550             Counselors Phone 240-236-7401                   Counselors Phone 240-236-8493
 Counselors Fax 240-236-8602               Counselors Fax 240-236-7580                     Counselors Fax 240-236-8502
 CatOCtin                                  OakDale                                         flexiBle eveninG hiGh
 14745 Sabillasville Road                  5850 Eaglehead Drive                            (at governor thomas Johnson
 Thurmont, MD 21788                        Ijamsville, MD 21754                            middle school)
 Main Office Phone 240-236-8100            Main Office Phone 240-566-9400                  1799 Schifferstadt Blvd.
 Main Office Fax 240-236-8101              Main Office Fax 240-566-9401                    Frederick, MD 21701
 Counselors Phone 240-236-8079             Counselors Phone 240-566-9430                   Main Office Phone 240-236-8450
 Counselors Fax 240-236-8177               Counselors Fax 240-566-9440                     Main Office Fax 240-236-8451
 freDeriCk                                 tuSCarOra                                       heather riDGe SChOOl
 650 Carroll Parkway                       5312 Ballenger Creek Pike                       1445 Taney Avenue
 Frederick, MD 21701                       Frederick, MD 21703                             Frederick, MD 21702
 Main Office Phone 240-236-7000            Main Office Phone 240-236-6400                  Main Office Phone 240-236-8000
 Main Office Fax 240-236-7015              Main Office Fax 240-236-6401                    Main Office Fax 240-236-8001
 Counselors Phone 240-236-7087             Counselors Phone 240-236-6415
 Counselors Fax 240-236-7184               Counselors Fax 240-236-6422
 GOvernOr thOMaS JOhnSOn                   urBana
 1501 North Market Street                  3471 Campus Drive
 Frederick, MD 21701                       Ijamsville, MD 21754
 Main Office Phone 240-236-8200            Main Office Phone 240-236-7600
 Main Office Fax 240-236-8201              Main Office Fax 240-236-7601
 Counselors Phone 240-236-8214             Counselors Phone 240-236-7623
 Counselors Fax 240-236-8213               Counselors Fax 240-236-7602
 linGanOre                                 WalkerSville
 12013 Old Annapolis Road                  81 Frederick Street
 Frederick, MD 21701                       Walkersville, MD 21793
 Main Office Phone 240-566-9700            Main Office Phone 240-236-7200
 Main Office Fax 240-566-9901              Main Office Fax 240-236-7250
 Counselors Phone 240-566-9730             Counselors Office 240-236-7209
 Counselors Fax 240-566-9729


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Frederick County Public Schools and sixteen 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 graduation from high school. See your school counselor for more information.




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                                                                                                                                               Passing
                                                                                To be                                                           with a
                                                   5358010 &                                                                                  minimum
                                                                             determined
Academy of Finance                                 538031 or       MSM                  Elective Course                                        score of       3
                                                                                upon                                                            80%, a
                                                    538021
                                                                             enrollment                                                       designated
                                                                                                                                               compre-
                                                                                                                                               hensive
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Academy of Finance 1                                538010         FCC         BU 103       Introduction to Business                              B           3
                                                   538031 or
Academy of Finance 2                                               FCC         BU 273       Business Communications                               B           3
                                                    538021
Academy of Finance Internship                       566710         FCC        INTR 103      Internship                                            B           3
Accounting 1                                        332040         FCC         BU 100       Business Accounting                                   A           3
                                                   332040 &
Accounting 1 & 2                                                    KC        ACC 101       Principles of Accounting I                            B           3
                                                    332041
                                                   538111 &
Advanced Web Design and                                                                     Microcomputer Software Applications:
                                                   538521 or       FCC        CIS 111J                                                            B           3
Animation 1 & 2                                                                             Web Page Development
                                                    538531
Algebra 2 or higher in Senior Year                   N/A           FCC           N/A        Math Placement Test Waived                            B           0
                                                                                                                                                B or
                                                                                                                                                ASE-
                                                                                                                                              NATEF
                                                                             AUCR 101 Nonstructural Analysis and Repair 1
                                                     533210                                                                                   end-of-
Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing                          CCBC       AUCR 102 Structural analysis and Repair 1                                        15
                                                     534031                                                                                   program
                                                                             AUCR 103 Collision Painting and Refinishing 1
                                                                                                                                              score of
                                                                                                                                               80% or
                                                                                                                                               higher
                                                                                            Automotive Electrical Fundamentals;
                                                                             AMT 109,                                                          NATEF
                                                                                            Brake Systems;
                                                   533060 &                  AMT 112,                                                          NA3SA
                                                                                            Steering & Suspensions;
Automotive Technology 1 & 2                        534061 or       PCT       AMT 113,                                                          Student        15
                                                                                            Automotive Fuel & Emission Control
                                                    535061                   AMT 121,                                                          Certifi-
                                                                                            Systems;
                                                                             AMT 126                                                            cation
                                                                                            Engine Electrical Systems
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
 College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
 Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
 of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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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                                                                                            Repairing Automotive Brake Systems;
                                                                                                                                                ASE-
                                                                                            Servicing Automotive Electrical and
                                                                            AUTO 126                                                          NATEF
                                                   533060 &                                 Electronics Systems;
                                                                            AUTO 131                                                          end-of-
Automotive Technology 1 & 2                        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
                                                                         To be
                                                   533060 &
                                                                      determined
Automotive Technology 1 & 2                        534061 or     UNOH                           To be determined upon enrollment                                            TBD
                                                                         upon
                                                    535061
                                                                      enrollment
                                                                               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 1 & 2                                        UTI                                                                                                     placement
                                                    534061                     C128;        car; Automatic Transmission; Climate                                             in that
                                                                               A109;        Control; Automotive Power Trains                                                  area
                                                                             C108; A106
                                                   491920 or
                                                    492040
                                                                                            Applied Practices in Construction/
Cabinetmaking 1 and 2                                 &            FCC        CON 150                                                                   B                     3
                                                                                            Construction Management I
                                                   492940 or
                                                    493040
                                                   494041 or
                                                    494241
                                                                                            Applied Practices in Construction/
Cabinetmaking 3 and 4                                 &            FCC        CON151                                                                    B                     3
                                                                                            Construction Management II
                                                   494281 or
                                                    494291
                                                                              CAD 101       Intro to Auto CAD I                                   B                          4
                                                                              — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                         ——                         ——
CAD/Architectural Graphics 1A                        533085        FCC
                                                                              CON 150       Applied Practices in Construction/                    B                          3
                                                                                            Construction Management I
CAD/Architectural Graphics 1A                        533085       CCBC       CADD 101       Intro to CAD                                          B                          3
                                                                              CAD 102       Intro to Auto CAD II                                  B                          4
                                                                              — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                         ——                         ——
CAD/Architectural Graphics 2A                        534241        FCC
                                                                             CON 151        Applied Practices in Construction/                    B                          3
                                                                                            Construction Management II
                                                                             CADD 103       CAD Engineering Drawing
CAD/Architectural Graphics 2A                        534241       CCBC                                                                                  B                     6
                                                                             CADD 202       Intro to Engineering CAD
CAD/Engineering Graphics 1B                          533073       CCBC       CADD 101       Intro to CAD                                                B                     3
                                                                             CADD 103       CAD Engineering Drawing I
CAD/Engineering Graphics 2B                          534271       CCBC                                                                                  B                     6
                                                                             CADD 141       Introduction to Engineering CAD
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
 College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
 Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
 of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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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                                                    533040                  determined
Carpentry                                                        HACC                  To be determined upon enrollment                          B           8
                                                    533041                     upon
                                                                            enrollment
                                                                             CON 150 Applied Practices in Construction                           B           3
                                                                                       Management I
Carpentry 1                                         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
Carpentry 2                                                       FCC
                                                   535041                    — OR —      — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——           ——
                                                                             BLD 132 Carpentry II: Advanced Carpentry                           B            4
                                                  362040 &
                                                                              Elective     Three credits of electives for the AAS in
Child Development 1, 2 & 3                        363041 &        FCC                                                                            B           3
                                                                              Courses      Early Childhood Development.
                                                   363061
                                                                              CIS 191
Cisco Networking Academy                            538530        FCC         CIS 192      Cisco 1, 2, 3, 4                                      B           15
                                                                              CIS 193
                                                                                                                                              Passing
                                                                                                                                              score on
                                                  362070 &                                                                                   the Serve
Commercial Foods                                  363070 &        FCC        HOS 121       Serve Safe Certification                             Safe         1
                                                   364070                                                                                      Certifi-
                                                                                                                                               cation
                                                                                                                                               Exam
                                                                                           Cisco 1
                                                                           CIS 190
                                                                                           Personal Computer Operating Systems
Computer Technician/Analyst                         538510        FCC      CIS 111M                                                              B           11
                                                                                           Concepts
                                                                           CIS 212
                                                                                           Repair and Diagnostics
                                                                               To be
                                                    533050                  determined
Construction Electricity                                         HACC                  To be determined upon enrollment                          B           8
                                                    534051                     upon
                                                                            enrollment
                                                                             CON 150 Applied Practices in Construction/                          B           3
                                                                                       Construction Management I
Construction Electricity 1                          533050        FCC
                                                                             — OR —      — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——           ——
                                                                             BLD 141 Electrical I: Basic Electrical Theory                      B            4
                                                                                       Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                                             CON 151
                                                                                       Construction Management II                               B            3
                                                  534051 or
Construction Electricity 2                                        FCC                    — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——           ——
                                                   535051                    — OR —
                                                                                       Electrical II: Understanding the National                B            4
                                                                             BLD 142
                                                                                       Electrical Code (NEC)
                                                  539110 &
Criminal Justice 1 & 2                            539130 or       FCC         CJ 101       Intro to Criminal Justice                             B           3
                                                   539120
Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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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                                                   533220 &
                                                                            HOS 111 & Culinary Fundamentals &
Culinary Arts 1 & 2                                534161 or       FCC                                                                            B           3
                                                                            HOS 121   Sanitation Certification
                                                    535161
                                                   533220 &                   HOS 111       Culinary Fundamentals &
Culinary Arts 1 & 2                                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
                                                   532050 &
Graphic Communication & Printing
                                                   534211 or       MC          PR 116       Principles of Offset Presses                          B           3
Technology
                                                    535151
                                                                              PRNT 111      Intro to Printing
                                                                              PRNT 114      Intro to Computers
                                                                              PRNT 115      Text and Type
                                                                              PRNT 116      Intro to Page Layout
                                                   532050 &       WVUT
Graphic Communications & Printing                                             PRNT 126      Electronic Image Capture
                                                   534211 or      MCC                                                                             B           17
Technology                                                                    PRNT 127      Image Reproduction
                                                    535151         BCC
                                                                              PRNT 131      Sheet-fed Presses
                                                                              PRNT 134      Graphics Creation
                                                                              PRNT 142      Intro to PhotoShop
                                                                              PRNT 145      Safety/Environmental Issues
                                                                              CON 150       Applied Practices in Construction/                    B           3
Heating, Ventilation, Plumbing and Air                                                      Construction Management I
                                                     533100        FCC
Conditioning 1                                                                — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                        ——           ——
                                                                              BLD 151       Plumbing I                                           B            4
                                                                              CON 151       Applied Practices in Construction/                   B            3
Heating, Ventilation, Plumbing and Air             534100 or                                Construction Management II
                                                                   FCC
Conditioning 2                                      535101                    — OR —          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                        ——           ——
                                                                              BLD 152       Plumbing II                                          B            4
                                                                                            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.)
                                                                                            Applied Practices in Construction/
Landscape Management 1                               533110        FCC        CON 150                                                             B           3
                                                                                            Construction Management I
                                                   534111 or                                Applied Practices in Construction/
Landscape Management 2                                             FCC        CON 151                                                             B           3
                                                    535111                                  Construction Management II
                                                   533010 &
Marketing Education 1 & 2                          534011 or       FCC        INTR 103      Internship                                            B           3
                                                    534001
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
 College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
 Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
 of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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
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                                                  533010 &                                       BUS 101     Introduction to Business
Marketing Education 1 & 2                                              KC                                                                                      B           6
                                                   534011                                        BUS 221     Principles of Marketing
                                                                                                   To be
                                                                                                determined
Masonry                                             533130       HACC                                        To be determined upon enrollment                  B           8
                                                                                                   upon
                                                                                                enrollment
                                                                                                 CON 150     Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                                                                             Construction Management I
Masonry 1                                           533130          FCC                                                                                        B           3
                                                                                                — OR —        — — — — — — OR — — — — — —
                                                                                                BLD 161      Masonry I
                                                                                                CON 151      Applied Practices in Construction/
                                                  534131 or                                                  Construction Management II
Masonry 2                                                           FCC                                                                                        B           3
                                                   535131                                        — OR —       — — — — — — OR — — — — — —
                                                                                                 BLD 161     Masonry II
Microsoft Certification Training 1 &              335111 &
                                                                    FCC                          CIS111R     Business Software Applications                    B           3
Microsoft Certification Training 2                 335121
                                                                                                CIS 111A     Microcomputer Software Applications:
Microsoft Certification Training 1 &              335111 &
                                                                    FCC                            &         Spreadsheet &                                     B           6
Microsoft Certification Training 2                 335131
                                                                                                CIS 111E     Word Processing
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
                                                                 U.S. Colleges & Universities




PLTW – Engineering
                                                                                                             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

                                                                                                   To be
                                                                                                determined
Plumbing/HVAC                                       533100       HACC                                        To be determined upon enrollment                  B           8
                                                                                                   upon
                                                                                                enrollment
                                                                                                 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
Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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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Professional Health Careers                          533030         KC        MED 105       Medical Terminology I                                   B                    3
Television and Multimedia 1                          531020        AIW         CAA 106      Introduction to Design Applications                     B                    4
                                                                                            Television Studio Production                            B               4
                                                                             CMM 152          — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                           ——              ——
                                                   531020 &
Television and Multimedia 1 & 2                                    FCC       — OR —         Digital Cinema                                          B               4
                                                    531040
                                                                             CMM 252        Must be a Digital Media or TV Production major and
                                                                                            provide an electronic demo file for evaluation.




                                                                                                                                                               Tuition waiver equivalent

                                                                                                                                                               foundation modules.
                                                                                            Digital Filmmaking
                                                   531020 &        BU/




                                                                                                                                                               to one of CDIA’s
Television and Multimedia 1 and 2                                                N/A        OR                                                      B+
                                                    531040        CDIA
                                                                                            Recording Arts



                                                                  FCC
                                                                               P 104,       Digital Photographic Production
                                                   531020 &       AIW
Television and Multimedia 2                                                   VID 101,      Intro to Video Production                                B                  12
                                                    531040         BU/
                                                                              CAA 106       Introduction to Design Applications
                                                                  CDIA




                                                                                                                                                               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



                                                                              CON 150       Applied Practices in Construction/                       B                   3
                                                     533140                                 Construction Management I
Welding 1                                                          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
Welding 2                                                          FCC
                                                    535141                    — OR —         — — — — — — OR — — — — — —                            ——              ——
                                                                              BLD 122       Welding II: Advanced Welding                            B               4
                                                                                To be
                                                                             determined
Plumbing/HVAC                                        533100       HACC                  To be determined upon enrollment                             B                   8
                                                                                upon
                                                                             enrollment
 Partner colleges/institutes are: Art Institute of Washington (AIW); Bridgemont Community College (BCC); Catonsville Community College (CCC); The Community
 College of Baltimore County (CCBC); Boston University, The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BU/CDIA); Frederick Community College (FCC); Harrisburg Area
 Community College (HACC); Kaplan College (KC); Johnson & Wales University (JWU); Montgomery College (MC); Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM); Penn College
 of Technology (PCT); Universal Technical Institute (UTI); University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH); 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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24, 34   293200 3-Dimensional art forms 1                         1           69     231281   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part B             1
24, 34   293210 3-Dimensional art forms 2                         1                           Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part B with
                                                                              69     231481                                                     1
                                                                                              Intervention
 22      538010 academy of finance 1                              4
                                                                              70     231291   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Yearlong            2
 22      538021 academy of finance 2                              3
                                                                                              Algebra 1 with Data Analysis, Yearlong with       2
 22      538031 academy of finance 2                              4           70     231491
                                                                                              Intervention
 45      332040   Accounting 1                                    1
                                                                              70     233201   Algebra 2                                         1
 45      333041   Accounting 2                                    1
                                                                              70     23320V   Algebra 2 (FCVS)                                  1
 35      135180   Acting 2                                        1
                                                                              70     232111 algebra 2 - honors                                  1
 35      135190   Advanced Acting                                 1
                                                                              47     531260   Allied Health Internship                          2
 70      233221   Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry              1
                                                                              38     431120   American Popular Music                            1
                advanced approaches to Drawing and
24, 29   291110                                                   1           88     265000   American Sign Language 1                          1
                painting 1
                                                                              88     265100   American Sign Language 2                          1
                  advanced approaches to Drawing and
24, 29   291120                                                   1
                  painting 2                                                  79     163410   American Studies 2 – Directed                     1
 60      492441 advanced Biotechnology                            1           79     163111 american Studies 2 – honors                         1
24, 30   294100 advanced Computer Graphics 1                      1           79     163211   American Studies 2 – Merit                        1
24, 30   294110 advanced Computer Graphics 2                      1           79     16321V   American Studies 2 (FCVS)                         1
 60      491361   Advanced Mechanics                              1           79     164190   Ancient and Medieval History                      1
24, 37   664121 advanced Music Studies 1a                         2           88     261200   Ancient Greek                                     1
24, 37   664151 advanced Music Studies 1B                         2                           Antebellum America, The Civil War and
                                                                              79     163261                                                     1
                                                                                              Reconstruction
24, 37   664221 advanced Music Studies 2a                         2
                                                                              70     234251   Applications of Algebra and Geometry              1
24, 37   664251 advanced Music Studies 2B                         2
                                                                              45     333280   Applied Business Law                              1
24, 35   664311 advanced theatre Studies 1a                       2
                                                                              66     463050   Aquatic Sports/Fitness                            1
24, 35   664321 advanced theatre Studies 1B                       2
                                                                              66     463250   Aquatic Sports/Fitness 1A                        0.5
24, 35   664331 advanced theatre Studies 2a                       2
                                                                              66     463350   Aquatic Sports/Fitness 1B                        0.5
24, 35   664341 advanced theatre Studies 2B                       2
                                                                              66     463030   Aquatics 1 - Lifeguard Training                   1
 35      135200   Advanced Theatrical Production 1                1
                                                                                              Aquatics 2 - Water Safety Instructor Training
 35      135161   Advanced Theatrical Production 2                1           66     463040                                                     1
                                                                                              (WSI)
 35      135171   Advanced Theatrical Production 3                1
                                                                                              Aquatics 3 - WSI/Lifeguard Management
 35      135181   Advanced Theatrical Production 4                1           66     463080                                                     1
                                                                                              Training
 43      538511   Advanced Web Design and Animation 1             2           67     463090   Aquatics 4 - Independent Study                    1
 43      538521   Advanced Web Design and Animation 2             2           52     392500   Architectural Engineering Design 1                1
                aerospace engineering: (ae) – project lead                    52     392510   Architectural Engineering Design 2                1
27, 58   491200                                                   1
                the Way: engineering
                                                                              52     392520   Architectural Engineering Design 3                1
 60      494153   Agricultural Work Experience                    1
                                                                              30     291010   Art 1                                             1
 60      494150   Agricultural Work Experience                    2
                                                                              30     292011   Art 2                                             1
 60      492150   Agriculture/Horticulture Independent Study      1
                                                                              30     291141   Art 3                                             1
 60      492351   Agri-Science                                    1
                                                                              30     294051   Art Independent Study 1                           1
 69      23120V   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis (FCVS)             1
                                                                              30     294151   Art Independent Study 2                           1
 69      231201   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis                    1
                                                                              30     294451   Art Independent Study 3                           1
 69      231230   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - ALT              1
                                                                              30     294551   Art Independent Study 4                           1
 69      231271   Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part A           1
                                                                              67     461000   Athletic Coaching, Introduction to                1
                  Algebra 1 with Data Analysis - Part A with
 69      231471                                                   1           52     533210   Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing 1        4
                  Intervention

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   52    534031   Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing 2         4           55     533072 CaD / engineering Graphics 1a            2
   53    492110   Auto Mechanics 1                                   1           55     533073 CaD / engineering Graphics 1B            2
   53    492210   Auto Mechanics 1                                   2           55     534071 CaD / engineering Graphics 2             4
   53    492130   Auto Mechanics 2                                   2           55     534261 CaD / engineering Graphics 2a            2
   53    492340   Auto Mechanics 2                                   1           55     534271 CaD / engineering Graphics 2B            2
   53    494111   Auto Mechanics 3                                   2           70     234101 Calculus i, advanced placement (aB)      1
   53    533060   Automotive Technology 1                            4           70     234181 Calculus i, advanced placement a         1
   53    534061   Automotive Technology 2                            4           70     234191 Calculus i, advanced placement B         1
   38    439010   Band 1                                             1           70     234121 Calculus ii, advanced placement (BC)     1
   38    439020   Band 2                                             1           70     234131 Calculus iii                             1
   38    439030   Band 3                                             1           85     498000   Career Research and Development 1      1
   38    439040   Band 4                                             1                           Career Research and Development 2
                                                                                 85     494510                                          1
   38    439050   Band 5                                             1                           (Consumer Education) Grade 12

   38    439060   Band 6                                             1                           Career Research and Development 2
                                                                                 85     494800                                          1
                                                                                                 (Consumer Education) Grade 9
   38    439070   Band 7                                             1
                                                                                                 Career Research and Development 2
   38    439080   Band 8                                             1           85     494900                                          1
                                                                                                 (Consumer Education) Grade 10
                  Biomedical innovation – project lead the                                       Career Research and Development 2
  48     531100                                                      2           85     495500                                          1
                  Way: Biomedical Sciences                                                       (Consumer Education) Grades 11-12
   73    19221V   Biology (FCVS)                                     1                           Career Research and Development 2
                                                                                 85     495700                                          4
   73    192410   Biology - Directed                                 1                           (Consumer Education) Grade 12
  73     191111 Biology - honors                                     1           53     533040   Carpentry 1                            4
   73    192820   Biology - ALT                                      1           53     534041   Carpentry 2                            4
   73    192211   Biology - Merit                                    1           54     492050   Carpentry & Construction Trades 1      1
  74     193111 Biology 1, advanced placement                        1           54     493050   Carpentry & Construction Trades 2      2
  74     194111 Biology 2, advanced placement                        1           54     493150   Carpentry & Construction Trades 2      1
         562006   Bridge Plan                                       0.5          54     494051   Carpentry & Construction Trades 3      2
         562004   Bridge Plan 1                                      1           54     494251   Carpentry & Construction Trades 3      1
         562005   Bridge Plan 2                                      1           30     291060   Ceramics 1                             1
   53    491920   Cabinetmaking 1                                    1           30     292061   Ceramics 2                             1
   53    492040   Cabinetmaking 1                                    2           30     293061   Ceramics 3                             1
   53    492940   Cabinetmaking 2                                    1           30     293191   Ceramics 4                             1
   53    493040   Cabinetmaking 2                                    2           92     568200   Challenges 4 – 1                       1
   53    494041   Cabinetmaking 3                                    2           92     568210   Challenges 4 – 1A                      1
   53    494241   Cabinetmaking 3                                    1           92     568240   Challenges 4 – 1B                      1
   53    494281   Cabinetmaking 4                                    1           92     568270   Challenges 4 – 1C                      1
   53    494291   Cabinetmaking 4                                    2           92     568300   Challenges 4 – 1D                      1
   53    533080   CAD / Architectural Graphics 1                     4           74     193001 Chemistry 1                              1
   54    533085 CaD / architectural Graphics 1a                      2           74     196051 Chemistry 1, advanced placement          1
   54    533086 CaD / architectural Graphics 1B                      2           74     193101 Chemistry 2                              1
   54    534081 CaD / architectural Graphics 2                       4           74     196061 Chemistry 2, advanced placement          1
   54    534241 CaD / architectural Graphics 2a                      2           75     193211   Chemistry, Fundamentals of             1
   54    534251 CaD / architectural Graphics 2B                      2           49     362040   Child Development 1                    1
   55    533070 CaD / engineering Graphics 1                         4           49     363041   Child Development 2                    1


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 49      363061   Child Development 3                              1           71     233230   Contemporary Mathematics                  1
 88      260080   Chinese 1                                        1           71     23323V   Contemporary Mathematics (FCVS)           1
 88      266081   Chinese 2                                        1           85     495510   Cooperative Work Study 1                  1
 88      260082   Chinese 3                                        1           85     495560   Cooperative Work Study 1                  1
 54      538530 Cisco networking academy                           4           85     495520   Cooperative Work Study 2                  2
                  Civil engineering and architecture: (Cea) –                  85     495570   Cooperative Work Study 2                  2
28, 58   497401                                                    1
                  project lead the Way: engineering                            85     495580   Cooperative Work Study 3                  3
 38      439110   Class Piano 1                                    1           85     495530   Cooperative Work Study 3                  3
 38      439120   Class Piano 2                                    1           85     494410   Cooperative Work Study A                  1
 38      439130   Class Piano 3                                    1           85     494430   Cooperative Work Study A                  3
 38      439140   Class Piano 4                                    1           85     494450   Cooperative Work Study A                  4
 38      439150   Class Piano 5                                    1           85     494470   Cooperative Work Study A                 0.5
 38      439160   Class Piano 6                                    1           85     494490   Cooperative Work Study A                 1.5
 38      439170   Class Piano 7                                    1           85     494500   Cooperative Work Study A                  2
 38      439180   Class Piano 8                                    1                           Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
                                                                               86     535190                                             2
 49      361050   Clothing Construction 1                          1                           Technology Center Only
 49      362050   Clothing Construction 2                          1                           Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
                                                                               86     535200                                             3
                                                                                               Technology Center Only
 47      531270   College Allied Health                            2
                                                                                               Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
 23      537701   College Business and Finance                     1           86     535220                                             1
                                                                                               Technology Center Only
 31      292040   Commercial Art 1                                 1
                                                                                               Cooperative Work Study A – Career and
 31      293041   Commercial Art 2                                 1           86     535240                                             4
                                                                                               Technology Center Only
 50      362070   Commercial Foods 1                               1           85     494420   Cooperative Work Study B                  1
 50      363070   Commercial Foods 2                               1           85     494400   Cooperative Work Study B                 1.5
 50      364070   Commercial Foods 3                               1           85     494440   Cooperative Work Study B                  3
 54      344040   Communications and Networking (CAN)              1           85     494460   Cooperative Work Study B                  4
 31      294040   Computer Graphics 1                              1           85     494480   Cooperative Work Study B                 0.5
 31      294041   Computer Graphics 2                              1           85     494520   Cooperative Work Study B                  2
 31      294042   Computer Graphics 3                              1                           Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
                                                                               86     535210                                             3
 31      294043   Computer Graphics 4                              1                           Technology Center Only

                  Computer Integrated Manufacturing: (CM) –                                    Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
 58      497201                                                    1           86     535230                                             1
                  Project Lead the Way: Engineering                                            Technology Center Only

 45      343011 Computer Science, advanced placement               1                           Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
                                                                               86     535250                                             4
                                                                                               Technology Center Only
 55      538510   Computer Technician/Analyst                      4
                                                                                               Cooperative Work Study B – Career and
 38      439210   Concert Choir 1                                  1           86     535260                                             2
                                                                                               Technology Center Only
 38      439220   Concert Choir 2                                  1           50     532020   Cosmetology 1                             4
 38      439230   Concert Choir 3                                  1           50     534020   Cosmetology 2                             8
 38      439240   Concert Choir 4                                  1           50     534022   Cosmetology 2                             7
 38      439250   Concert Choir 5                                  1           63     134250   Creative Writing                          1
 38      439260   Concert Choir 6                                  1           50     539110   Criminal Justice 1                        4
 38      439270   Concert Choir 7                                  1           50     539130   Criminal Justice 2                        4
 38      439280   Concert Choir 8                                  1           50     533220   Culinary Arts 1                           4
 56      533050   Construction Electricity 1                       4           50     534161   Culinary Arts 2                           4
 56      534051   Construction Electricity 2                       4           51     361010   Cultures and Cuisine                      1


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   36     663441   Dance Production                                      1       80, 92   563590   ELL Government A                               1
   36     665300   Dance Production, Continuing Studies in               1       80, 92   563890   ELL Government B                               1
   36     663341   Dance, Advanced                                       1        91      563550   ELL Intermediate 1                             1
   36     665200   Dance, Advanced, Continuing Studies in                1        91      563560   ELL Intermediate 2                             1
   36     663141   Dance, Beginner                                       1        91      563500   ELL Literacy Skills for Beginners             0.5
   36     665000   Dance, Beginner, Continuing Studies in                1       82, 92   169131   ELL Modern World History                       1
   36     663241   Dance, Intermediate                                   1        60      491050   Engine and Power Technology 1                  1
   36     665100   Dance, Intermediate, Continuing Studies in            1        60      491051   Engine and Power Technology 2                  1
   43     394090   Digital Communication Technology 1                    1                       engineering Design and Development:
                                                                                 28, 58   497001                                                  1
                                                                                                 (eDD) – project lead the Way: engineering
   43     394092   Digital Communication Technology 2                    1
                                                                                  63      13221V   English 10 (FCVS) American Literature          1
   43     394093   Digital Communication Technology 3                    1
                                                                                  63      132410   English 10 - Directed                          1
   44     394094   Digital Communication Technology 4                    1
                                                                                  63      132111 english 10 - honors                              1
                   Digital Electronics: (DE) – Project Lead the Way:
 27, 58   497301                                                         1
                   Engineering                                                    63      132810   English 10 - ALT                               1
   31     292200   Digital Photography 1                                 1        63      132211   English 10 - Merit                             1
   31     292202   Digital Photography 2                                 1        63      131180   English 10A - Tier IV Intervention             1
   31     292203   Digital Photography 3                                 1        63      131181   English 10B - Tier IV Intervention             1
   31     292204   Digital Photography 4                                 1        63      13312V   English 11 (FCVS) British Literature           1
   56     492010   Drafting 1                                            1        63      133410   English 11 - Directed                          1
   56     492020   Drafting 2                                            1        63      133111 english 11 - honors                              1
   56     492230   Drafting 3                                            1        63      133211   English 11 - Merit                             1
   56     494071   Drafting 3                                            2        63      13412V   English 12 (FCVS) Language and Composition     1
   31     291020   Drawing and Painting 1                                1        63      134410   English 12 - Directed                          1
   31     292021   Drawing and Painting 2                                1        63      134121   English 12 - Merit                             1
   31     293021   Drawing and Painting 3                                1        63      134281   English 12 - Merit (CTC)                       1
  75      193901 earth System Science research                           1        63      13121V   English 9 (FCVS) Reading and Comprehension     1
   79     164170   Economics                                            0.5       63      131111 english 9 - honors                               1
   80     164070   Economics and Geography                               1        63      131211   English 9 - Merit                              1
   91     563510   ELL Beginner 1                                        1        63      131150   English 9A                                     1
   91     563520   ELL Beginner 2                                        1        63      131170   English 9A - Tier IV Intervention              1
   91     563530   ELL Beginner 3                                        1        63      131410   English 9B                                     1
   91     563540   ELL Beginner 4                                        1        63      131171   English 9B - Tier IV Intervention              1
                   ELL – English as a Foreign Language                                           english language and Composition,
   91     262080                                                         1        64      134181                                                  1
                   Beginner 1                                                                    advanced placement
                   ELL – English as a Foreign Language                                             english language and Composition,
   91     262090                                                         1        64      134381                                                  1
                   Beginner 2                                                                      advanced placement (CtC)
                   ELL – English as a Foreign Language                                             English Language and Composition, Advanced
   91     262100                                                         1        64      13438V                                                  1
                   Beginner 3                                                                      Placement (FCVS)
                   ELL – English as a Foreign Language                                             english literature and Composition,
   91     262110                                                         1        64      134371                                                  1
                   Beginner 4                                                                      advanced placement
   92     563800   ELL English 1                                         1                         english literature and Composition,
                                                                                  64      13437v                                                  1
                                                                                                   advanced placement (fCvS)
 63, 92   563810   ELL English 10                                        1
                                                                                                   environmental Science, advanced
   91     563820   ELL English 9A                                        1        75      193511                                                  1
                                                                                                   placement
   91     563880   ELL English 9B                                        1


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                  Environmental Science/Science and Societal                    80     164180   Geography                                  0.5
 75      192401                                                     1
                  Issues                                                        71     232201   Geometry with Reasoning                     1
                  Environmental Science/Science and Societal
 75      19240V                                                     1           71     23220V   Geometry with Reasoning (FCVS)              1
                  Issues (FCVS)
                                                                                71     231111 Geometry with reasoning - honors              1
 80      164111 european history, advanced placement                1
                                                                                89     261010   German 1                                    1
                  european history, advanced placement and
 80      164121                                                     1           89     262010   German 2                                    1
                  Seminar
                  european history, advanced placement                          89     263011   German 3                                    1
 80      164100                                                     1
                  Seminar                                                       89     264011 German 4                                      1
 56      538100 extended technical Studies                          4           89     265011 German advanced placement language            1
                extending the Boundaries within                                 89     265012 German advanced placement literature          1
24, 32   291180                                                     1
                photography 1
                                                                                89     266041 German advanced Studies 1                     1
                extending the Boundaries within
24, 32   291190                                                     1           89     266042 German advanced Studies 2                     1
                photography 2
                                                                                80     161400   Government – Directed                       1
 51      362060   Fashion Merchandising 1                           1
                                                                                80     161101 Government – honors                           1
 51      362160   Fashion Merchandising 2                           1
                                                                                80     161830   Government – ALT                            1
 64      133310   Film Study                                        1
                                                                                80     161201   Government – Merit                          1
 64      133320   Film Study A                                     0.5
                                                                                80     16702V   Government (FCVS)                           1
 64      133330   Film Study B                                     0.5
                                                                                                Government and politics: Comparative,
 51      533451   Fire/Rescue Cadet Program                         4           80     164191                                               1
                                                                                                advanced placement
 67      461030   Fitness for Life                                 0.5
                                                                                                Government and Politics: Comparative,
 67      46103V   Fitness for Life (FCVS)                          0.5          80     16419V                                               1
                                                                                                Advanced Placement (FCVS)
 64      135051   Forensics and Debate 1                            1                           Government and politics: united States,
                                                                                81     164051                                               1
 64      135251   Forensics and Debate 2                            1                           advanced placement

 64      135351   Forensics and Debate 3                            1                           Government and politics: united States,
                                                                                81     16405v                                              0.5
                                                                                                advanced placement (fCvS)
 64      135451   Forensics and Debate 4                            1
                                                                                                Graphic Communications and Printing
 60      492160   Forestry/Wildlife Management                      1           44     532050                                               4
                                                                                                Technology 1
 47      531210   Foundations of Medicine & Health Science          2                           Graphic Communications and Printing
                                                                                44     534211                                               4
 56      344070   Foundations of Technology                         1                           Technology 2
 88      261000   French 1                                          1           47     531280   Guided Research in Allied Health            2
 88      262000   French 2                                          1           39     431160   Guitar 1                                    1
 88      263001   French 3                                          1           39     432160   Guitar 2                                    1
 88      264001 french 4                                            1           39     433260   Guitar 3                                    1
 88      265001 french advanced placement language                  1           39     434160   Guitar 4                                    1
 88      265002 french advanced placement literature                1           39     435160   Guitar 5                                    1
 88      266031 french advanced Studies 1                           1           39     436160   Guitar 6                                    1
 88      266032 french advanced Studies 2                           1           39     437160   Guitar 7                                    1
 89      269200   French APEX 1                                     1           39     438160   Guitar 8                                    1
 89      269210   French APEX 2                                     1           67     461020   Health                                     0.5
 89      269220   French APEX, Advanced Placement                   1           67     46102V   Health (FCVS)                              0.5
 64      569200   Freshman Seminar                                  1           61     491020   Horse Care and Management                   1
 64      569210   Freshman Seminar A                               0.5          61     491030   Horticulture/Floriculture 1                 1
 64      569220   Freshman Seminar B                               0.5          61     492031   Horticulture/Floriculture 2                 1
 48      533091   Fundamentals of Nursing                           4           61     493031   Horticulture/Floriculture 3                 1


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   61    493131   Horticulture/Floriculture 3A                   0.5          41     660301 iB Music – Sl                                     1
   71    237100   HSA Algebra                                    0.5          77     190701 iB physics – Sl                                   1
   75    197000   HSA Biology                                    0.5          77     190801 iB physics – hl
                  HSA Citizenship (Government)                                90     260201 iB Spanish – hl – 1st year                        1
   81    167000                                                  0.5
                  Academic Intervention                                       90     260301 iB Spanish – hl – 2nd year                        1
                  HSA Citizenship (Government)
   81    161000                                                   1           90     260101 iB Spanish – Sl                                   1
                  On-line Intervention
                                                                              83     160601 iB theory of knowledge                            1
   64    137100   HSA English                                     1
                                                                              91     562010   Independent Contract 1                          1
   64    137000   HSA English Tutorial                           0.5
                                                                              91     562110   Independent Contract 2                          1
                  human Body Systems – project lead the
  49     531000                                                   2           91     562210   Independent Contract 3                          1
                  Way: Biomedical Sciences
  81     164161 human Geography, advanced placement               1           91     562310   Independent Contract 4                          1

   64    134211   Humanities                                      1           51     362020   Independent Living: Reality 101                 1

   64    134221   Humanities                                     0.5          67     463110   Individual and Dual Sports 1                    1

  30     290201 iB arts – visual – hl – 1st year                  1           67     463120   Individual and Dual Sports 1A                  0.5

  30     290301 iB arts – visual – hl – 2nd year                  1           67     463210   Individual and Dual Sports 1B                  0.5

  30     290101 iB arts – visual – Sl                             1           67     465110   Individual and Dual Sports 2                    1

  74     190201 iB Biology – hl – 1st year                        1           67     465140   Individual and Dual Sports 3                    1

  74     190301 iB Biology – hl – 2nd year                        1           67     465400   Individual and Dual Sports 4                    1

  74     190101 iB Biology – Sl                                   1           67     465500   Individual and Dual Sports 5                    1

  75     190501 iB Chemistry – hl – 1st year                      1           67     465600   Individual and Dual Sports 6                    1
  75     190601 iB Chemistry – hl – 2nd year                      1           39     439310   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1                 1
  75     190401 iB Chemistry – Sl                                 1           39     439320   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 2                 1
  55     340201 iB Computer Science – hl – 1st year               1           39     439330   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 3                 1
  55     340301 iB Computer Science – hl – 2nd year               1           39     439340   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 4                 1
  55     340101 iB Computer Science – Sl                          1           39     439350   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 5                 1
  63     130101 iB english – hl – 1st year                        1           39     439360   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 6                 1
  63     130201 iB english – hl – 2nd year                        1           39     439370   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 7                 1
  80     160401 iB european history – hl – 1st year               1           39     439380   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 8                 1
  80     160501 iB european history – hl – 2nd year               1                           Integrated Music Technology 1:
                                                                              39     434100                                                   1
                                                                                              Continuing Studies
   80    160301 iB european history – Sl                          1
                                                                                              Integrated Music Technology 2:
   89    260501 iB french – hl – 1st year                         1           39     432110                                                   1
                                                                                              Continuing Studies
   89    260601 iB french – hl – 2nd year                         1                           Integrated Music Technology 3:
                                                                              39     434120                                                   1
   89    260401 iB french – Sl                                    1                           Continuing Studies
   81    160801 iB history of the americas - hl - 1st year        1           40     431001   Integrated Music Technology: Introduction       1
   81    160901 iB history of the americas - hl – 2nd year        1           45     332010   International Business and Finance              1
   81    160701 iB history of the americas - Sl                   1           71     231300   Introduction to Algebra                         1
   71    230101 iB Math Methods – Sl                              1           45     331010   Introduction to Business                        1
   71    230501 iB Mathematical Studies – Sl                      1           45     33F001   Introduction to Business                        3
   72    230201 iB Mathematics – hl – 1st year                    1                           Introduction to Engineering Design: (IED) –
                                                                            27, 58   497011                                                   1
   72    230301 iB Mathematics – hl – 2nd year                    1                           Project Lead the Way: Engineering

   41    660101 iB Music – hl – 1st year                          1         28, 51   562001   Introduction to Teaching                        1

   41    660201 iB Music – hl – 2nd year                          1           37     135170   Introduction to Theatre                         1
                                                                              76     191410   Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Directed       1

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 76      191211 introductory Chemistry/physics - honors              1           92     567880   Learning For Life IEP 4A                    0
 76      191311   Introductory Chemistry/Physics - Merit             1           92     567780   Learning For Life IEP 4B                    0
 40      439410   Jazz Ensemble 1                                    1           92     565100   Learning Strategies IEP 1                  0.5
 40      439420   Jazz Ensemble 2                                    1           92     565050   Learning Strategies IEP 1A                  1
 40      439430   Jazz Ensemble 3                                    1           92     565460   Learning Strategies IEP 1B                  1
 40      439440   Jazz Ensemble 4                                    1           92     565110   Learning Strategies IEP 2                  0.5
 40      439450   Jazz Ensemble 5                                    1           92     565150   Learning Strategies IEP 2A                  1
 40      439460   Jazz Ensemble 6                                    1           92     565480   Learning Strategies IEP 2B                  1
 40      439470   Jazz Ensemble 7                                    1           92     565260   Learning Strategies IEP 3                  0.5
 40      439480   Jazz Ensemble 8                                    1           92     565250   Learning Strategies IEP 3A                  1
 32      291171   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 1                      1           92     565500   Learning Strategies IEP 3B                  1
 32      291172   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 2                      1           92     565360   Learning Strategies IEP 4                  0.5
 32      291173   Jewelry and Small Sculpture 3                      1           92     565350   Learning Strategies IEP 4A                  1
 64      134220   Journalism 1                                       1           92     565520   Learning Strategies IEP 4B                  1
 64      134230   Journalism 2                                       1           82     164411 Macroeconomics, advanced placement            1
 64      134330   Journalism 3                                       1                           Macroeconomics, advanced placement
                                                                                 82     16441v                                              0.5
                                                                                                 (fCvS)
 64      134430   Journalism 4                                       1
                                                                                 45     333090   Management and Entrepreneurship             1
                  Journeys through art Styles, theories and
24, 32   297100                                                      1
                  applications                                                   46     336040   Managing Your Personal Finances            0.5
 61      533110   Landscape Management 1                             4           40     432000   Marching Band: Band Front 1                 1
 61      534111   Landscape Management 2                             4           40     432100   Marching Band: Band Front 2                 1
 89      261030   Latin 1                                            1           40     433100   Marching Band: Band Front 3                 1
 89      262030   Latin 2                                            1           40     435100   Marching Band: Band Front 4                 1
 89      263031   Latin 3                                            1           46     533010   Marketing Education 1                       4
 89      264031 latin 4                                              1           46     534011   Marketing Education 2                       4
 89      265232 latin advanced placement literature                  1           56     533130   Masonry 1                                   4
 89      265231 latin advanced placement vergil                      1           56     534131   Masonry 2                                   4
 89      266021 latin advanced Studies 1                             1                           Media Literacy: Understanding the
                                                                                 82     164500                                               1
 89      266022 latin advanced Studies 2                             1                           Information Age

 81      164060   Law and Society                                    1           48     531250   Medical Assisting, Administrative           2

 82      161010   Leadership                                        0.5          48     531240   Medical Assisting, Clinical                 2

 91      564200   Leadership Development                            0.5                          Medical intervention – project lead the
                                                                                 49     531200                                               2
                                                                                                 Way: Biomedical Sciences
 92      565080   Learning For Life IEP                              0
                                                                                 86     566710   Mentor/Intern Program A                     1
 92      567710   Learning For Life IEP 1                            0
                                                                                 86     566730   Mentor/Intern Program A                     2
 92      567850   Learning For Life IEP 1A                           0
                                                                                 86     566750   Mentor/Intern Program A                     3
 92      567750   Learning For Life IEP 1B                           0
                                                                                 86     566770   Mentor/Intern Program A                     4
 92      567720   Learning For Life IEP 2                            0
                                                                                 86     566800   Mentor/Intern Program A                    0.5
 92      567860   Learning For Life IEP 2A                           0
                                                                                 86     566820   Mentor/Intern Program A                    1.5
 92      567760   Learning For Life IEP 2B                           0
                                                                                 86     566720   Mentor/Intern Program B                     1
 92      567730   Learning For Life IEP 3                            0
                                                                                 86     566740   Mentor/Intern Program B                     2
 92      567870   Learning For Life IEP 3A                           0
                                                                                 86     566760   Mentor/Intern Program B                     3
 92      567770   Learning For Life IEP 3B                           0
                                                                                 86     566780   Mentor/Intern Program B                     4
 92      567740   Learning For Life IEP 4                            0


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   86    566810   Mentor/Intern Program B                           0.5                          Personal Relationships and Effective Parenting
                                                                                 51     362030                                                       1
                                                                                                 (P.R.E.P.)
   86    566830   Mentor/Intern Program B                           1.5
                                                                                 82     164520 philosophy of knowledge                               1
  82     164311 Microeconomics, advanced placement                   1
                                                                                 32     291090   Photography 1                                       1
                  Microeconomics, advanced placement
  82     16431v                                                     0.5
                  (fCvS)                                                         32     292091   Photography 2                                       1
   46    335111   Microsoft Certification Training 1                 1           32     292191   Photography 3                                       1
   46    335151   Microsoft Certification Training 1: Excel         0.5          32     292201   Photography 4                                       1
   46    335141   Microsoft Certification Training 1: Word          0.5          76     19430V   Physics 1 (FCVS)                                    1
   46    335121   Microsoft Certification Training 2                 1           76     194301 physics 1                                             1
   46    335171   Microsoft Certification Training 2: Access        0.5          76     194121 physics 2                                             1
   46    335161   Microsoft Certification Training 2: PowerPoint    0.5          76     19418v physics B, advanced placement (fCvS)                  1
   46    335131   Microsoft Certification Training 3                 1           76     194161 physics B, advanced placement 1                       1
   40    439510   Mixed Chorus 1                                     1           76     194171 physics B, advanced placement 2                       1
   40    439520   Mixed Chorus 2                                     1                           physics C, advanced placement 1:
                                                                                 77     194181                                                       1
                                                                                                 Mechanics
   40    439530   Mixed Chorus 3                                     1
                                                                                                 physics C, advanced placement 2: electricity
   40    439540   Mixed Chorus 4                                     1           77     194191                                                       1
                                                                                                 and Magnetism
   40    439550   Mixed Chorus 5                                     1
                                                                                 77     194211   Physics with Applications                           1
   40    439560   Mixed Chorus 6                                     1
                                                                                 76     191901 physics, algebra-Based - honors                       1
   40    439570   Mixed Chorus 7                                     1
                                                                                 57     533100   Plumbing/HVAC 1                                     4
   40    439580   Mixed Chorus 8                                     1
                                                                                 57     534100   Plumbing/HVAC 2                                     4
   65    136110   Modern Issues                                      1
                                                                                 72     233111 pre-Calculus with trigonometry - honors               1
   82    161410   Modern World History – Directed                    1
                                                                                 72     23311V   Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (FCVS)               1
  82     161111 Modern World history – honors                        1
                                                                                 57     344011   Pre-College Topics in Computer Science              1
   82    161211   Modern World History – Merit                       1
                                                                                 57     394080   Pre-Engineering Technology 1                        1
   82    16121V   Modern World History – Merit (FCVS)                1
                                                                                 57     390040   Pre-Engineering Technology 2                        1
   41    431141   Music Listening and Literature                     1
                                                                                 57     390050   Pre-Engineering Technology 3                        1
   41    432300   Music Technology                                   1
                                                                                 61     493000   Pre-Veterinary, Large Animal Science                1
   41    433130   Music Theory 1                                     1
                                                                                 61     492000   Pre-Veterinary, Small Animal Care                   1
   41    434131   Music Theory 2                                     1
                                                                                                 Principles of Engineering: (POE) – Project Lead
  41     433151 Music theory, advanced placement                     1         27, 58   497000                                                       1
                                                                                                 the Way: Engineering
   82    164010   National and Global Issues                         1                           principles of the Biomedical Sciences –
                                                                                 49     535100                                                       2
   26    568810   Naval Science 1                                    1                           project lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences

   26    568820   Naval Science 2                                    1           58     341140   Principles of Programming                           1

   27    568830   Naval Science 3                                    1           59     341010   Programming and Computer Concepts                   1

   27    568840   Naval Science 4                                    1           83     164030   Psychology                                          1

   47    531230   Nursing Assistant                                  2           83     165031 psychology, advanced placement                        1

   86    561000   Open Campus                                        0           83     16503V   Psychology, Advanced Placement (FCVS)               1

   67    463330   Personal Fitness 1                                 1                         psychology, advanced placement and
                                                                                 83     165131                                                       1
                                                                                               Seminar
   67    463430   Personal Fitness 1A                               0.5
                                                                                 83     165130 psychology, advanced placement Seminar                1
   67    463530   Personal Fitness 1B                               0.5
                                                                                 33     292050   Publications 1                                      1
   67    464230   Personal Fitness 2                                 1
                                                                                 33     293050   Publications 2                                      1
   67    464240   Personal Fitness 3 - Independent Study             1
                                                                                 33     294050   Publications 3                                      1
   47    331150   Personal Keyboarding                              0.5


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 33      295050   Publications 4                                   1           68     466100   Strength Training/Fitness 1 - Females           1
 33      296050   Publications 5                                   1           68     462400   Strength Training/Fitness 1A                   0.5
 33      296060   Publications 6                                   1           68     462500   Strength Training/Fitness 1B                   0.5
 65      137200   Reading and Writing Workshop 1                   1           68     463130   Strength Training/Fitness 2                     1
 65      137210   Reading and Writing Workshop 2                   1           68     467130   Strength Training/Fitness 2 - Females           1
 65      137220   Reading and Writing Workshop 3                  0.5          68     464130   Strength Training/Fitness 3                     1
 65      137230   Reading and Writing Workshop 4                  0.5          68     468130   Strength Training/Fitness 3 - Females           1
65, 72   561100   SAT Preparation – English & Math                0.5                          Strength Training/Fitness 4 - Independent
                                                                               68     464140                                                   1
                                                                                               Study
65, 72   56110V   SAT Preparation (FCVS) – English & Math         0.5
                                                                                               Strength Training/Fitness 4 - Independent
 78      197100 Science Mentor intern program 1                    1           68     469130                                                   1
                                                                                               Study - Females
 78      197110 Science Mentor intern program 2                    1
                                                                                               Strength Training/Fitness 5 - Independent
 78      197120 Science Mentor intern program 3                    1           68     464450                                                   1
                                                                                               Study
 78      197130 Science Mentor intern program 4                    1                           Strength Training/Fitness 5 - Independent
                                                                               68     469140                                                   1
 78      197051 Science Mentor intern program 5                    2                           Study - Females

 78      197061 Science Mentor intern program 6                    2                           Strength Training/Fitness 6 - Independent
                                                                               68     464460                                                   1
                                                                                               Study
 78      197071 Science Mentor intern program 7                    2
                                                                                               Strength Training/Fitness 6 - Independent
 78      197081 Science Mentor intern program 8                    2           68     469150                                                   1
                                                                                               Study - Females
 78      195011   Science Research                                 1           42     439610   String Orchestra 1                              1
 78      195000   Science Research A                              0.5          42     439620   String Orchestra 2                              1
 78      195100   Science Research B                              0.5          42     439630   String Orchestra 3                              1
 33      291130   Sculpture 1                                      1           42     439640   String Orchestra 4                              1
 33      291151   Sculpture 2                                      1           42     439650   String Orchestra 5                              1
 83      164020   Sociology                                        1           42     439660   String Orchestra 6                              1
 83      16F001   Sociology, Introduction to                       3           42     439670   String Orchestra 7                              1
 89      261020   Spanish 1                                        1           42     439680   String Orchestra 8                              1
         26102V   Spanish 1 (FCVS)                                 1           47     531220   Structure and Function of the Human Body        2
 89      262020   Spanish 2                                        1           91     490000   Student Assistant, Agriculture                  0
         26202V   Spanish 2 (FCVS)                                 1           91     462000   Student Assistant, Aquatics                     0
 89      263021   Spanish 3                                        1           91     290000   Student Assistant, Art                          0
 89      264021 Spanish 4                                          1           91     561010   Student Assistant, Cafeteria                    0
 89      265021 Spanish advanced placement language                1           91     490000   Student Assistant, Career and Technology        0
 89      265022 Spanish advanced placement literature              1           91     340000   Student Assistant, Computer Science             0
 89      266011 Spanish advanced Studies 1                         1           91     561020   Student Assistant, Custodial                    0
 89      267011 Spanish advanced Studies 2                         1           91     135000   Student Assistant, Drama/Theatre Arts/Dance     0
 90      269230   Spanish APEX 1                                   1           91     130000   Student Assistant, English                      0
 90      269240   Spanish APEX 2                                   1                           Student Assistant,
                                                                               91     360000                                                   0
 90      269250   Spanish APEX Advanced Placement                  1                           Family and Consumer Sciences
 89      260040   Spanish for Spanish Speakers                     1           91     561030   Student Assistant, Guidance                     0
 65      13F001   Speech Fundamentals                              3           91     560000   Student Assistant                               0
 67      467010   Sports Medicine                                  1           91     230000   Student Assistant, Mathematics                  0
 72      232211   Statistics and Probability                       1           91     561040   Student Assistant, Media                        0
 72      232281 Statistics, advanced placement                     1           91     430000   Student Assistant, Music                        1
 68      462100   Strength Training/Fitness 1                      1           91     561050   Student Assistant, Office                       0

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   91     460000   Student Assistant, Physical Education           0           68     466163   Team Sports Basketball 6                      1
   91     190000   Student Assistant, Science                      0           68     466170   Team Sports Field Hockey 1                    1
   91     160000   Student Assistant, Social Studies               0           68     466180   Team Sports Field Hockey 2                    1
   91     390000   Student Assistant, Technology Education         0           68     466190   Team Sports Field Hockey 3                    1
   91     260000   Student Assistant, World Language               0           68     466191   Team Sports Field Hockey 4                    1
   86     561120   Student Service Learning A                      3           68     466192   Team Sports Field Hockey 5                    1
   86     561160   Student Service Learning A                      1           68     466193   Team Sports Field Hockey 6                    1
   86     561170   Student Service Learning A                     0.5          68     466200   Team Sports Football 1                        1
   86     561190   Student Service Learning A                      2           68     466210   Team Sports Football 2                        1
   86     561210   Student Service Learning A                      4           68     466220   Team Sports Football 3                        1
   86     561360   Student Service Learning A                      2           68     466221   Team Sports Football 4                        1
   86     561460   Student Service Learning A                      1           68     466222   Team Sports Football 5                        1
   86     561470   Student Service Learning A                     0.5          68     466223   Team Sports Football 6                        1
   86     561580   Student Service Learning A                      4           68     462110   Team Sports General 1                         1
   86     561610   Student Service Learning A                      3           68     462210   Team Sports General 1A                       0.5
   86     561130   Student Service Learning B                      3           68     462310   Team Sports General 1B                       0.5
   86     561180   Student Service Learning B                      1           68     462220   Team Sports General 2                         1
   86     561200   Student Service Learning B                      2           68     462250   Team Sports General 3                         1
   86     561220   Student Service Learning B                      4           68     462280   Team Sports General 4 - Independent Study     1
   86     561260   Student Service Learning B                     0.5          68     462290   Team Sports General 5                         1
   86     561370   Student Service Learning B                      2           68     462360   Team Sports General 6                         1
   86     561480   Student Service Learning B                      1           68     462370   Team Sports General 7                         1
   86     561560   Student Service Learning B                     0.5          68     466230   Team Sports Lacrosse 1                        1
   86     561590   Student Service Learning B                      4           68     466240   Team Sports Lacrosse 2                        1
   86     561620   Student Service Learning B                      3           68     466250   Team Sports Lacrosse 3                        1
                   Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D     1           68     466251   Team Sports Lacrosse 4                        1
 24, 33   297130
                   Applications 1                                              68     466252   Team Sports Lacrosse 5                        1
                   Student Thesis Seminar in Advanced 2D or 3D     1
 24, 33   297110                                                               68     466253   Team Sports Lacrosse 6                        1
                   Applications 2
                                                                               68     466260   Team Sports Soccer 1                          1
 24, 33   293141 Studio art 1, advanced placement                  1
                                                                               68     466270   Team Sports Soccer 2                          1
 24, 33   294141 Studio art 2, advanced placement                  1
                                                                               68     466280   Team Sports Soccer 3                          1
 24, 33   295141 Studio art 3, advanced placement                  1
                                                                               68     466281   Team Sports Soccer 4                          1
   68     466110   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 1                 1
                                                                               68     466282   Team Sports Soccer 5                          1
   68     466120   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 2                 1
                                                                               68     466283   Team Sports Soccer 6                          1
   68     466130   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 3                 1
                                                                               68     466290   Team Sports Volleyball 1                      1
   68     466131   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 4                 1
                                                                               68     466300   Team Sports Volleyball 2                      1
   68     466132   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 5                 1
                                                                               68     466310   Team Sports Volleyball 3                      1
   68     466133   Team Sports Baseball/Softball 6                 1
                                                                               68     466311   Team Sports Volleyball 4                      1
   68     466140   Team Sports Basketball 1                        1
                                                                               68     466312   Team Sports Volleyball 5                      1
   68     466150   Team Sports Basketball 2                        1
                                                                               68     466313   Team Sports Volleyball 6                      1
   68     466160   Team Sports Basketball 3                        1
                                                                               59     391030   Technical Drawing 1                           1
   68     466161   Team Sports Basketball 4                        1
                                                                               59     392030   Technical Drawing 2                           1
   68     466162   Team Sports Basketball 5                        1


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 59      393031   Technical Drawing 3                              1           59     496431   Woodworking 4A                         0.5
 59      393131   Technical Drawing 3A                            0.5          84     165151 World history, advanced placement         1
 59      394031   Technical Drawing 4                              1                         World history, advanced placement and     1
                                                                               84     165141
                                                                                             Seminar
 59      394131   Technical Drawing 4A                            0.5
                                                                                               World history, advanced placement       1
 37      132150   Technical Theatre 1                              1           84     165140
                                                                                               Seminar
 37      132160   Technical Theatre 2                              1
                                                                               84     169220   World Religions                         1
 37      133220   Technical Theatre 3                              1
                                                                               84     164510   World War 2                             1
 37      133230   Technical Theatre 4                              1
 37      133240   Technical Theatre 5                              1
 37      133250   Technical Theatre 6                              1
 37      133260   Technical Theatre 7                              1
 37      133270   Technical Theatre 8                              1
 44      531020   Television/Multimedia Production 1               4
 44      531040   Television/Multimedia Production 2               4
 87      562030   Temporary Administrative Attendance Waiver       0
 87      539810   Transition Skills Program at CTC                 1
 83      164101 united States history, advanced placement          1
                  united States history, advanced placement        1
 83      164141
                  and Seminar
                  united States history, advanced placement        1
 83      164140
                  Seminar
 83      167020   United States, 1945 to the Present               1
 42      439710   Voice Ensemble 1                                 1
 42      439720   Voice Ensemble 2                                 1
 42      439730   Voice Ensemble 3                                 1
 42      439740   Voice Ensemble 4                                 1
 42      439750   Voice Ensemble 5                                 1
 42      439760   Voice Ensemble 6                                 1
 42      439770   Voice Ensemble 7                                 1
 42      439780   Voice Ensemble 8                                 1
 59      344030   Web Site Development 1                           1
 59      344031   Web Site Development 2                           1
                  Welding: Agricultural and
 59      533140                                                    4
                  Commercial Metals Technology 1
                  Welding: Agricultural and
 59      534141                                                    4
                  Commercial Metals Technology 2
 34      293121   Western Art History                              1
24, 34   293131 Western art history, advanced placement            1
 61      491210   Wood and Metal Structures                        1
 59      496120   Woodworking 1                                    1
 59      496220   Woodworking 2                                    1
 59      496321   Woodworking 3                                    1
 59      496331   Woodworking 3A                                  0.5
 59      496421   Woodworking 4                                    1

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         (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/ASL + 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


                                                    8   Student’s name (please	print)
    Work-based Learning
                                                    Student’s Signature                                                                                           Date
    Fast Forward
                                                    parent’s Signature                                                                                            Date
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