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					T R AV E R S E C I T Y
          WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SELECTION
G U I D E
                             2009-2010
Table of Contents
 District Vision, Mission, & Goals........................................................................... 2
 Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices............................................................ 2
 General Information ............................................................................................... 3
 Secondary Programs .............................................................................................. 4
 Preparing for the Future ........................................................................................ 5
 TCAPS’ Graduation Requirements ...................................................................... 6
 Career Pathways ....................................................................................................... 7
 High School Testing Grades 9 - 12 .................................................................. 8-9
 High School - Course List.............................................................................. 10-15
 Curriculum Course Descriptions ................................................................ 16-48
     Business ................................................................................................................18
     English Language Arts .....................................................................................19
     Family & Consumer Science...........................................................................20
     General Electives ...............................................................................................20
     Health and Physical Education .....................................................................23
     Language Other Than English ......................................................................24
     Mathematics........................................................................................................26
     Science ..................................................................................................................28
     Social Studies .....................................................................................................30
     Technology ..........................................................................................................31
     Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (ART) .............................................31
     Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (MUSIC) ........................................32
     Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (VPAA) ...........................................34
     Career Tech Center Curriculum Offerings ................................................36
 High School Science Pathways ..........................................................................40
 High School Math Pathways...............................................................................41
 High School English Language Pathways .....................................................42
 High School Social Studies Pathways .............................................................43
 TCAPS’ Future Course Planner ...........................................................................44
 TCAPS’ 4-Year Course Planner (Blank) .............................................................45
 Enrollment Reminders ..........................................................................................46
 Teacher Recommendation Form ......................................................................47
 Worksheet-Plan Your Classes .............................................................................48
Traverse City Area Public Schools
  The Board of Education is commi�ed to a policy of non-
  discrimination in the Traverse City Area Public Schools.
  Such policy shall be consistent with state and federal
  statutes, which apply to public schools. The school
  district of the Traverse City Area Public Schools hereby
  notifies all employees, citizens, and students that it does
  not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national
  origin, religion, age, height, weight, martial status, or
  against otherwise qualified handicapped individuals with
  respect to district educational programs, activities, and
  employment practices.


                                                                                       District Goals
  It is the policy of the Traverse City Area Public Schools to
  comply with Title IX of the Education Act Amendment of
  1972, Section # 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title
  VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Michigan law. The
  Board shall strive to accommodate the handicapped by            1. All students will make a minimum of a year’s
  making buildings accessible in regard to public meetings,          growth annually and demonstrate grade level
  voting precincts, and educational programs.
  Further, the Board designates individuals in the following         proficiency in language arts, math, science, and
  positions as compliance officers for the aforementioned              social studies.
  regulations:
  Title IX (Discrimination based on sex) and Title VI
                                                                  2. All communication will increase support and
                                                                     engagement among students, staff, parents,
                                                                     and community for improved relationships and
                                                                     student achievement.

                                                                  3. The District will responsibly manage and align
                                                                     human, financial, and physical resources in
         Mission Statement                                           support of improved student achievement.

       The mission of Traverse City

       Area Public Schools is to ensure

       successful academic achievement

       for all students.




Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices
 The Board of Education is commi�ed to a policy of non-discrimination in the Traverse City Area Public Schools. Such policy shall be consistent
with state and federal statutes, which apply to public schools. The school district of the Traverse City Area Public Schools hereby notifies all
employees, citizens, and students that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, height, weight,
martial status, or against otherwise qualified handicapped individuals with respect to district educational programs, activities, and employment
practices.

It is the policy of the Traverse City Area Public Schools to comply with Title IX of the Education Act Amendment of 1972, Section # 504, of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Michigan law. The Board shall strive to accommodate the handicapped
by making buildings accessible in regard to public meetings, voting precincts, and educational programs.
Further, the Board designates individuals in the following positions as compliance officers for the aforementioned regulations:
Title IX (Discrimination based on sex) and Title VI (Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, height, weight, arrest
record, or marital status): Christine Davis, Executive Director of Human Resources.




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General Information
Class Rank

A student’s cumulative grade point average along with specific classes
is used to determine the student’s percentile rank in class. The grade
point average is computed by dividing the total accumulated honor
points by the number of credits attempted. Only courses graded on
the A - F scale are used in this computation. Numerical class rank is no
longer used; however, a percentile standing is determined.



Course Scheduling

The courses in this catalog will be scheduled only if registration
figures indicate a sufficient enrollment demand for the course. Before
planning the high school program, students are to review graduation
requirements with their parents. During the second trimester of each
school year, students meet with their counselors to discuss and finalize
their course selections for the following year. At this time, counselors
urge students to examine their 4-year high school plan, taking into
consideration their personalities, interests, abilities, and post-secondary
education and career plans. Students take copies of their course
selections to their parents for approval and signature. It is the student’s
responsibility to return the parent-approved course selection sheet to
their counselor.
                                                                              Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
                                                                              Required for Graduation

Michigan Promise Scholarship
                                                                              Beginning with the Class of 2008 every high school student participates
                                                                              in the Michigan Merit Exam. The high school principal may excuse a
The Michigan Promise Scholarship was established for high school seniors      student for extenuating circumstances.
to reward student achievement and to make post-secondary education
more affordable. The Michigan Promise scholarship provides up to $4,000
to high school graduates for successfully completing two years of post-
secondary education beginning with the high school graduating class of
2007. To qualify, the student must take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).
Those students receiving qualifying scores as determined by the State
Board of Education may receive up to $1,000 per academic year for each        Schedule Change Request and
of their first two years of college enrollment and up to $2,000 after the
successful completion of two years of post-secondary education with at        Withdrawal
least a 2.5 GPA.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, contact your         Every effort is made to determine the most appropriate courses for
high school guidance counselor or visit http://www.michigan.gov/              students commensurate with their needs, interests, and abilities.
promise.                                                                      Course assignments are arranged to accommodate courses selected
                                                                              by students. Therefore, any request for a schedule change will be
                                                                              considered only for the most compelling of reasons. Such reasons are:
                                                                              (1) Your schedule does not include the courses and alternate courses
                                                                              previously approved by parents and counselor. (2) Your schedule does
                                                                              not include a requirement for graduation, which must be made this
                                                                              year. If your schedule contains such an error or omission, see your
                                                                              counselor before regular classes begin in the fall. During the year,
                                                                              withdrawals from courses and schedule changes are quite rare, but may
                                                                              be justifiable under certain circumstances.
                                                                              The following guideline applies:
                                                                                      Any decisions regarding withdrawals from scheduled
                                                                                      courses must involve the student, his or her parents, and
                                                                                      counselor. The principal has the final authority to drop
                                                                                      or add a student’s class(es).
                                                                              The intent of this policy is to arrive at decisions in the best interest of the
                                                                              student based upon the involvement of both the student and parents,
                                                                              and the judgment of the professional staff. The process also seeks to
                                                                              prevent students from sampling subjects without providing sufficient
                                                                              effort required for successful achievement.




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Secondary Programs                                                                    Grades 9-12
Academic Assistance

The State of Michigan appropriates special funding to address the needs         Traverse City High School
of students “at-risk” of failing. These funds have enabled the high school to
create special plans for helping at-risk students. Interested students should
ask their counselors about this opportunity.                                    Traverse City High School is an alternative high school for students
                                                                                who have not been successful in their traditional high school program.
                                                                                Traverse City High School offers: Individualized Educational Plans;
 Advanced Placement (A.P.)                                                      Career Tech Experience; Work Experience; Counseling Support; First
                                                                                Time Classes/Class Completion; and Intramural Sports.
(Program of the College Board)

This rigorous program exposes high school students to college-level
material through involvement in an A.P. course and it gives them the            Special Education
opportunity to show they have mastered the material by taking an
optional exam. The approximate cost is $84. Colleges and universities
may then grant credit, placement, or both, to students (based on                Special Education courses are designed for students certified as
qualifying scores). Although the A.P. exam is an assessment for college         physically handicapped, cognitively impaired, learning disabled,
credit, it is only one component. The A.P. program allows students to           hearing impaired, emotionally impaired, or speech and language
learn a subject in greater depth, practice higher-level thinking skills, lay    impaired. Course work is offered in reading, math, social studies,
the groundwork for future challenges, and acquire the self-discipline           vocational education, work study, personal adjustment, and resource.
necessary for high academic achievement. A.P. classes offered at the             Special emphasis is placed on basic learning skills, improving social
high school this year include (see course description in each department        behavior, and communication skills. Programs are based on the talents
section):                                                                       and abilities of the student. All programs operate according to state
                                                                                and federal mandates. Special education students have access to the
  A.P. Biology                                                                  general education curriculum.
  A.P. Calculus/A.B.
  A.P. Calculus/B.C.
  A.P. Chemistry
  A.P. English Language and Composition                                         READ 180
  A.P. English Literature and Composition
  A.P. History - European
  A.P. History - United States                                                  READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program designed to
  A.P. Macroeconomics                                                           meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below
  A.P. Microeconomics                                                           the proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs
  A.P. Psychology                                                               through adaptive and instructional computer software, high-interest
  A.P. Spanish                                                                  literature, and direct instruction in reading and writing skills. (Due to
  A.P. Statistics                                                               limited space, students need to meet specific qualifications to enroll.)
  A.P. Studio Art
  A.P. United States Government & Politics
  A.P. World History

All A.P. students are strongly encouraged to take the A.P. exam(s).
                                                                                Test Out
Scholarships for the exam(s) are available through the counseling
office.
                                                                                High school students may request the opportunity to “test out” of
                                                                                any high school class they select. A student who successfully tests
                                                                                out of a course will receive credit toward graduation for the course.
Career Tech Center                                                              The test out grade will simply be a “pass” and will not be included in
                                                                                the calculation of a student’s grade point average. The option to test
                                                                                out will be offered in the spring of each year. Students interested in
Career Tech Center programs (grades 11-12) offer an educational block            pursuing “test out” opportunities are encouraged to discuss the option
of time designed to assist students in pre-vocational training, reading,        with their counselor. To test out, students are expected to produce the
writing, and mathematics skills, in addition to on-site career exploration.     same quality of work as students who attend the class and score a 78%
For further information, call the Career Tech Center at 231-922-6320.           or higher on the test-out exam.



                                                                                General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
Dual Enrollment
                                                                                We encourage each person who has not completed his/her high school
                                                                                graduation requirements to do so. Information is available on the GED
The Dual Enrollment program offers students, who qualify, an
                                                                                from high school, adult education, and youth employment counselors.
opportunity to enroll in courses at Northwestern Michigan College.
The student may earn both college and high school credit. Qualifying
juniors and seniors are eligible for tuition reimbursement in approved
courses. See your high school counselor for more details.


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Upward Bound                                                     Virtual High School Online Courses

Upward Bound is a college preparatory program,                   High schools and middle schools provide courses (all taught by certified teachers) and other
which serves students in grades 9-12 from Traverse               learning tools online. Vendors work in cooperation with individual school districts to grant
City, Suttons Bay, Benzie, and Kingsley school                   course credit and diplomas through online courses.
districts. Students are eligible to participate if they
are first generation college students, meet certain               Students may select from a variety of courses and learn any place there is a computer and
income criteria, and demonstrate the discipline                  an Internet connection. Additionally, high school students can prepare for tests such as the
needed for success in post-secondary education.                  Michigan Merit Exam and Advanced Placement exams. All students are eligible for virtual
This year-round program offers academic support                   courses.
to students during the school year, and provides
an intensive six-week residential program on the                 Virtual online courses are available for Art, Business, English Language Arts, General
N.M.C. campus. Students receive tutorial assistance,             Electives, Health & Physical Education, Language Other than English, Math, Music, Science,
study skills training, cultural and personal                     Social Studies, and Visual, Performing and Applied Arts.
enrichment opportunities, college tours, and
maintain weekly contact with the Upward Bound                    Please see your counselor for more information.
staff. It is an opportunity to meet new friends and
to acquire the skills students need for success in
high school and college courses. See your high
school counselor to enroll.




Preparing for the Future
A high school diploma alone is no longer                                                    MI Presidents’
a ticket to a good job. It is expected most of
                                                                                             Council of               Michigan Merit Curriculum
the jobs in America will require two years of                    Content Area                                             Mandatory for Graduating
education beyond high school. Whether a                                                         State                      Class of 2011 and after.
two-year technical program or a traditional                                                  Universities
four-year college degree is chosen, a strong              English Language Arts                  4 years                           4 credits
academic plan incorporating theory and
application of learning is important.                     Mathematics                            4 years                           4 credits
                                                          Science                               3-4 years                          3 credits
The Michigan State Board of Education
approved the increase of graduation                       Social Studies                         3 years                           3 credits
requirements to better prepare students for the           Language Other Than English            3 years           2 credits (Beginning Grad. Class of 2016)
future in a competitive global world. The U.S.
Department of Education notified Michigan                  Visual, Performing, & Applied
                                                                                                 2 years                           1 credit
that its new Michigan Merit Curriculum has                Arts
                                                                                                                Completion of an online course, learning or
been recognized and accepted as a rigorous                Online Learning Experience             1 year
                                                                                                                integrated learning experience.
secondary school program of study for the
purposes of student eligibility for the Academic          Health/Physical Education                                               1 credit
Competitiveness Grant (ACG) program.                      Electives

An ACG will provide up to $750 for the first year                                                                                    18*
of undergraduate study and up to $2,300 for               Total Recommended                        21
                                                                                                                                 *See below
the second year to full-time students enrolled
in a two- or four-year degree program; who are
eligible for a federal Pell Grant; and who had
successfully completed a rigorous high school
program, as determined by the State and                    This chart portrays recommendations from the Presidents’ Council of State Universities in
recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.            Michigan and the Michigan State Board of Education’s new Michigan Merit Curriculum. We
Second-year students must maintain a                      strongly urge you to consider the recommendations of the State Board as you plan for success
cumulative grade point average of at least                in the future.
3.0. The ACG award will be in addition to the
student’s Pell Grant award.                               TCAPS has adopted the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Graduation requirements are as follows:
                                                           * Class of 2004-2008 = 22 credits
                                                           * Class of 2009 = 23.5 credits
                                                           * Class of 2010 = 25 credits
                                                           * Class of 2011 = 26.5 credits
                                                           * Class of 2012 and after = 27.5 credits

                                                          The high schools offer a variety of services and programs to help students prepare for the future:
                                                           * A counseling staff and programs that will assist in making decisions about the future
                                                           * A Career Information Center
                                                           * Web-based educational planning for students beginning in 8th grade
                                                           * Dual Enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College
                                                           * Virtual online courses through Michigan Virtual High School



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TCAPS Graduation Requirements
Grades 9-12                                                                  Science
                             *   Class of 2004-2008 = 22 credits
                             *   Class of 2009 = 23.5 credits                Science (Class of 2010)
                             *   Class of 2010 = 25 credits                  Grade         Credits           Class
                             *   Class of 2011 = 26.5 credits
                             *   Class of 2012 and After = 27.5 credits      9th          1 credit           Biology
                                                                             10-12th      1 credit           Chemistry, Env. Chemistry, Physics,
Language Arts                                                                                                Env. Science, Forensic Science,
                                                                                                             Nutrition Science, Prin. of Technology,
Grade          Credits           Class                                                                       Physiology, Physics, Honors Physics,
                                                                                                             Physics Extended Topics,
 9th           1 credit          English Language Arts-9 Required                                            A.P. Biology, or A.P. Chemisty

 10th          1 credit          English Language Arts-10 Required           Total        2 credits

 11th          1 credit          From the following English courses:         Science (Class of 2011 & Thereafter)
                                 English Language Arts-11                    Grade         Credits          Class
                                 A.P. Language and Composition
                                 A.P. Literature & Composition               9th           1 credit          Biology

                                 Or for the Class of 2010 only               10th          1 credit          Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry,
                                 the following General Electives:                                            Honors Chemistry, Physics, or
                                 Contemporary Literature & Comp I                                            Honors Physics
                                 Contemporary Literature & Comp II
                                 Humanities I and II                         11-12th       1 credit          Environmental Science,
                                                                                                             Forensic Science, or Nutrition Science
 12th          1 credit          From the following English courses:                                         Prin. of Technology, Physiology,
                                 English Language Arts-12                                                    Physics, Honors Physics, Physics
                                 A.P. Language and Composition                                               Extended Topics,
                                 A.P. Literature & Composition                                               A.P. Biology, or A.P. Chemisty

                                 Or for the Class of 2010 only               Total         3 credits
                                 the following General Electives:
                                 Contemporary Literature & Comp I
                                 Contemporary Literature & Comp II           Social Studies
                                 Humanities I and II
                                                                             Grade        Credits            Class
 Total         4 credits
                                                                             9th           1 credit          U.S. History & Geography
                                                                             10th          1 credit          World History & Geography, or
Mathematics                                                                                                  A.P. World History
                                                                             11-12th       .5 credit         Economics, A.P. Macroeconomics, or
                                                                                                             A.P. Microeconomics,
Grade          Credits           Class                                                     .5 credit         Civics, or A.P. U.S. Gov’t & Politics
9th            1 credit          Algebra I                                   Total         3 credits
10th           1 credit          Geometry , Trig, & Geometry
11th           1 credit *        Algebra II, Trig/Pre-Calc,
12th           1 credit *        Pre-Calc, A.P. Statistics, Trig/Pre-Calc,   Health & Physical Education
                                 A.P. Calc AB, A.P. Calc BC, or
                                 A.P. Statistics                             Grade         Credits           Class

 * Class of 2011 and thereafter require 2 additional credits of              9-12th        1 credit          Health & Physical Education I and II* or
 Mathematics during 11-12th grade.                                                                           Working on Wellness I and II
                                                                                           .5 credit         Personal Fitness, Intro to Dance,
 Total         2 credits 9-12th for Class of 2010                                                            Sports Activites, Physical Outdoor
                                                                                                             Ed, or Weights & Conditioning
 Total         4 credits 9-12th for Class of 2011 and thereafter
                                                                             Total         1 credit 9-12th for Class 2010
                                                                             Total         1.5 credits 9-12th for Class of 2011 and thereafter
Language Other Than English (LOTE)                                                         * 1.0 credit required for Class of 2011 and thereafter

Grade          Credits           Class
                                                                             Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (VPAA)
 Language other than English (LOTE) graduation requirements for
                                                                             Class of 2011 and thereafter:
 students graduating 2016 and after.
                                                                             Grade         Credits           Class
 9-12th        2 credits         Course study or equivalent learning
                                 experience                                  9-12th        1 credit          VPAA Course


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Career Pathways
Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education formally adopted
the integration of career pathways into the education system. High
school courses are aligned into career pathways and students indicate
a career pathways preference when working on their Educational
Development Plans (EDPs). The career pathways framework is designed
to bring more rigor and relevance for all students and to cover all career
opportunities. The career pathways are identified as:



           • Arts & Communication

           • Business, Management,
             Marketing & Technology

           • Engineering, Manufacturing
             & Industrial Technology

           • Health Sciences

           • Human Services

           • Natural Resources &
             Agriculture


Students, parents, and counselors can use career pathway information
to: (a) assist with course selection at the high schools, N.M.C., and the
Career Tech Center, (b) explore post-secondary education opportunities,
(c) keep abreast of scholarship opportunities, (d) arrange job shadow
opportunities, (e) apply for career internships, (f ) participate in special
programs during the school year, (g) attend specific community events,
and (h) network with other students and/or community mentors who
have similar interests.




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High School Testing
Grade 9
MEAP Social Studies

The Social Studies MEAP is a State test given to all 9th grade students in the fall of each year and measures social studies knowledge and skills expected at
the end of grade 8.



Grade 10
PSAT                                                                                PLAN

PSAT provides practice for the SAT and a dry run for taking the PSAT in             PLAN is an interest and achievement test. The results help students
the 11th grade when National Merit recognitions are given to higher                 make post-secondary education and/or career plans. It also provides
scorers. The test is given in mid-October. This test is normed for 11th             practice for the ACT test. The district administers the PLAN test to all
grade students.                                                                     10th grade students each fall.



Grade 11
PSAT                                                                                ACT®

PSAT provides practice for the SAT. The results are used to determine               (See MME and Grade 12 for details.)
National Merit recognition and the test is given in mid-October. This
test is normed for 11th grade students.
                                                                                    Compass Test

SAT I                                                                               (Formerly ASSET)
                                                                                    Tests in reading, writing, and math are given at Northwestern Michigan
                                                                                    College for those students who wish to dual enroll. Passing these tests
This is a college admissions test accepted by many colleges in Michigan
                                                                                    is necessary for dual enrollment. Tests are taken during the semester
and across the country. Highly selective colleges require the SAT I and II.
                                                                                    prior to dual enrollment. All registration information is available in the
May or June of the 11th grade year, or November of the 12th grade year,
                                                                                    Counseling Office.
are most appropriate for testing. Registration materials are available in
the Counseling Office.


SAT II

The SAT II assessments are hour-long tests in certain subject areas. Highly
selective colleges require or recommend the SAT II. Since both the SAT I
and SAT II cannot be taken on the same test date, careful planning is
needed to accommodate both tests in a timely fashion. Registration
materials are available in the Counseling Office.



Advanced Placement Examinations

(See Grade 12 for details.)


English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

The implementation of the ELPA is federally mandated as part of the
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. It is an assessment to assist
schools in determining proficiency of English Language Learners (ELLs).
For qualifying students this assessment can be used in place of MEAP
English Language Arts. These students take the MEAP assessments
with the appropriate accommodations.




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Grade 11 (Continued)
Michigan Merit Examination (MME)                                              MI-Access (Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program)

Every high school student will participate in the Michigan Merit Exam         The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that all
(MME), beginning with the Class of 2008, in order to graduate unless          students with disabilities be assessed at the state level. In response
excused by the principal for extenuating circumstances.                       to this legislation, the Michigan State Board of Education approved
                                                                              the Michigan Educational Assessment System (MEAS). It has three
The Michigan Department of Education will administer the MME to all           components: Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
students in Grade 11 each spring. The MME is based on the ACT® college        or Michigan Merit Exam (MME), MI-Access, and English Language
entrance exam, WorkKeys® - an ACT® work skills assessment, plus several       Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). MI-Access is designed for students for
Michigan components developed to assess Michigan curriculum that              whom the IEP Team has determined that the MEAP or MME assessments,
are not assessed by the ACT® college entrance exam or WorkKeys®               even with assessment accommodations, are not appropriate.
assessments. The State pays for this testing. These assessments will
be used to comply with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law on state
assessments and to provide parents with information about the quality
of education in Michigan schools. The MME assesses math, social
studies, reading, writing, and science. Most students’ ACT® scores will
count in Michigan for college applications.
Assessment accommodations will be provided for students with
disabilities and English language learners. Contact your high school
counselor for details or http://www.michigan.gov/mde.




Grade 12
MME Re-test                                                                   ACT®

Students who do not pass the first MME may participate one more                The ACT® is a college admission test accepted by all colleges in
time. State legislation is pending to identify who will be responsible        Michigan and most colleges across the country. While two testing
for testing fees.                                                             attempts are provided through the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), taken
                                                                              by all juniors, students may take the ACT® additional times at their own
                                                                              expense. Beginning with the Class of 2008, every high school student
                                                                              will participate in the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) in order to graduate
SAT I                                                                         unless excused by the principal for extenuating circumstances.
                                                                              Registration materials are available in the Counseling Office.
If the prospective college requests/requires this test and it was not
taken in the 11th grade year, it should be taken in November of the
12th grade year.
                                                                              Advanced Placement Examinations

SAT II                                                                        Tests are given at the end of the Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses. The
                                                                              high school offers A.P. classes in a variety of subjects. A sufficient score
                                                                              may earn college credit. Students may take A.P. tests in subjects other
If the prospective college requests/requires this test and it was not taken   than those offered by the A.P. classes. Test sign-up occurs through the
in the 11th grade year, it should be taken in November or December of         Counseling Office. An examination fee, per test, is due prior to testing.
the 12th grade year. Both the SAT I and II cannot be taken on the same        The testing takes place during a two-week period in May. All A.P. students
test date.                                                                    are strongly encouraged to take the A.P. exam(s). Scholarships for the
                                                                              exam(s) are available through the counseling office.




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TRAVERSE CITY WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
(GRADES 9-12)


                COURSE LIST




                                2009-2010




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2009/10 West Senior High Course List
 Term Code:    1) One Trimester         2) Two Trimesters      3) Three Trimesters (Full Year Course)

BUSINESS                                                                          GENERAL
 Term   Grade       Course    Credits               Course Name                     Term      Grade     Course   Credits            Course Name
 Code   Level       Number                                                          Code      Level     Number

Elective Courses                                                                   English-General
  1     10-12        0594         0.5      Accounting I                               1       11-12     0867      0.5      Contemporary Literature &
                                                                                                                           Composition I
  1     10-12        0595         0.5      Accounting II *
                                                                                      1       11-12     0868      0.5      Contemporary Literature &
  1     10-12        0596         0.5      Accounting III *                                                                Composition II
                                                                                      1       9-12      0811      0.5      Creative Writing
  1     9-12         0593         0.5      Business Law
                                                                                      1       11-12     0820      0.5      Humanities I
  1     9-12         0587         0.5      Introduction to Business
                                                                                      1       11-12     0822      0.5      Humanities II
        9-12         8597                  Virtual Business
                                                                                      1       9-12      0807      0.5      Mass Media
  1     11-12        0584         0.5      Work Experience (1 hr.)
                                                                                      1       9-12      0809      0.5      Mythology
  1     11-12        0585         1        Work Experience (2 hrs.)
                                                                                   Family & Consumer Science-General
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS                                                                 1       9-12      0810      0.5      Creative Cooking
 Term   Grade       Course    Credits               Course Name
 Code   Level       Number
                                                                                      1       9-12      0814      0.5      Interpersonal Relationships

Required Courses                                                                      1       9-12      0813      0.5      Parenting Young Children

  2      10          1082         1        English Language Arts-10                   1       9-12      0812      0.5      Preparing for Parenthood

  2      10          1081         1        English Language Arts-10                Other-General
                                           (Academically Talented/Honors)
                                                                                      1        11       0876      0.5      Academic Collegiate Transition
  2      11          1070         1        English Language Arts-11                                                        (ACT)
  2      12          1077         1        English Language Arts-12                   1       11-12     0889      0.5      Career Internship *

  2       9          1006         1        English Language Arts-9                    1       10-12     0819      0.5      Library/Media Center Course

  2       9          1005         1        English Language Arts-9                    1       11-12     0878      0.5      Personal Finance
                                           (Academically Talented/Honors)
                                                                                      1       11-12     0880      0.5      Senior Success
  3     9-12         1023         1.5      READ 180 *
                                                                                      1       9-12      0881      0.5      Student Success
        9-12         8097                  Virtual English Language Arts
                                                                                      2       11-12     1875       1       Teacher Cadet *
English (Advanced Placement)
  3     11-12        1094         1.5      English Language &                      Social Studies-General
                                           Composition (Advanced                      1       10-12     0851      0.5      Crime & Justice
                                           Placement)
  3     11-12        1093         1.5      English Literature & Composition           1       11-12     0854      0.5      Introduction to Psychology
                                           (Advanced Placement)
                                                                                      1       11-12     0853      0.5      Introduction to Sociology
GENERAL                                                                               1       10-12     0852      0.5      Model United Nations (Honors) *
 Term   Grade       Course    Credits               Course Name
                                                                                      3       11-12     1856      1.5      Psychology (Advanced
 Code   Level       Number
                                                                                                                           Placement)
Elective Courses                                                                      2       9-12      1855       1       Student Senate (Elected) *
        9-12         8897                  Virtual General Elective
                                                                                  HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
                                                                                    Term      Grade     Course   Credits            Course Name
                                                                                    Code      Level     Number

                                                                                   Health & Physical Education
                                                                                      1       9-12      0742      0.5      Health & Physical Education I

                                                                                      1       9-12      0743      0.5      Health & Physical Education II

                                                                                      1       9-12      0738      0.5      Working on Wellness I

                                                                                      1       9-12      0740      0.5      Working on Wellness II




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 Term Code:      1) One Trimester         2) Two Trimesters       3) Three Trimesters (Full Year Course)

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                          MATHEMATICS
 Term     Grade       Course    Credits                  Course Name                   Term      Grade     Course   Credits               Course Name
 Code     Level       Number                                                           Code      Level     Number

Physical Education                                                                    Required Courses
  1       9-12         0744         0.5      Introduction to Dance                       2        10       1394       1       Accelerated
                                                                                                                              Functions/Trigonometry &
  1       9-12         0708         0.5      Personal Fitness                                                                 Analysis

  1       9-12         0715         0.5      Physical Outdoor Education                  2       11-12     1395       1       Accelerated Pre-Calculus

  1       9-12         0714         0.5      Sports Activities                           2         9       1307       1       Algebra I

          9-12         8747                  Virtual Health & Physical                   2       10-12     1384       1       Algebra II
                                             Education
                                                                                         2       11-12     1310       1       Algebra II a
  1       9-12         0706         0.5      Weights & Conditioning
                                                                                         2       11-12     1311       1       Algebra II b *
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH                                                              2        12       1398       1       Calculus III
 Term     Grade       Course    Credits                  Course Name
 Code     Level       Number
                                                                                         2       11-12     1387       1       Functions, Trigonometry, &
                                                                                                                              Analysis
Elective Courses                                                                         2       9-10      1382       1       Geometry
          9-12         8447                  Virtual Language Other Than
                                             English                                     2       11-12     1388       1       Pre-Calculus

French                                                                                   2       11-12     1385       1       Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus
  2       9-12         1402         1        French I                                            9-12      8396               Virtual Math
  2       9-12         1438         1        French II *
                                                                                      Mathematics (Advanced Placement)
  2       10-12        1439         1        French III *                                3       11-12     1392      1.5      Calculus/A.B. (Advanced
                                                                                                                              Placement) *
  2       11-12        1440         1        French IV (Honors) *
                                                                                         3       11-12     1393      1.5      Calculus/B.C. (Advanced
                                                                                                                              Placement) *
German
                                                                                         3       11-12     1391      1.5      Statistics (Advanced Placement)
  2       9-12         1405         1        German I
                                                                                                                              *
  2       9-12         1441         1        German II *                                 2       11-12     1389       1       Statistics-2 Trimesters
                                                                                                                              (Advanced Placement) *
  2       10-12        1442         1        German III *

  2       11-12        1443         1        German IV (Honors) *
                                                                                     SCIENCE
                                                                                       Term      Grade     Course   Credits               Course Name
Other                                                                                  Code      Level     Number
  2       9-12         1410         1        American Sign Language                   Biology
Spanish                                                                                  2         9       1204       1       Biology

  2       9-12         1408         1        Spanish I                                   2         9       1205       1       Biology (Academically
                                                                                                                              Talented/Honors)
  2       9-12         1444         1        Spanish II *
                                                                                         3       11-12     1296      1.5      Biology (Advanced Placement) *
  2       10-12        1445         1        Spanish III *
                                                                                      Chemistry
  2       11-12        1446         1        Spanish IV (Honors) *
                                                                                         2       10-12     1292       1       Chemistry
  3       11-12        1411         1.5      Spanish V (Advanced
                                                                                         3       11-12     1295      1.5      Chemistry (Advanced
                                             Placement) *
                                                                                                                              Placement) *
                                                                                         2       10-12     1291       1       Chemistry (Honors)

                                                                                         2       10-12     1290       1       Environmental Chemistry

                                                                                      Physics
                                                                                         2       11-12     1286       1       Physics

                                                                                         2       11-12     1285       1       Physics (Honors)

                                                                                         1       11-12     0283      0.5      Physics Extended Topics *

                                                                                      Physiology
                                                                                         2       11-12     1284       1       Physiology *

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SCIENCE                                                                             VISUAL, PERFORMING, AND APPLIED ARTS
 Term     Grade       Course    Credits               Course Name                   (ART)
 Code     Level       Number
                                                                                      Term      Grade     Course   Credits               Course Name
Science                                                                               Code      Level     Number

  2       10-12        1289         1        Environmental Science                   VPAA-Art
  1       11-12        0288         0.5      Forensic Science                           1       9-12      0646      0.5      Ceramics

  2       10-12        1287         1        Nutrition Science                          1       9-12      0603      0.5      Computer Art

          9-12         8297                  Virtual Science                            1       9-12      0639      0.5      Drawing

                                                                                        1       9-12      0644      0.5      Metals & Jewelry
SOCIAL STUDIES
                                                                                        1       9-12      0640      0.5      Painting *
 Term     Grade       Course    Credits               Course Name
 Code     Level       Number                                                            1       9-12      0607      0.5      Photography
Required Courses                                                                        1       9-12      0643      0.5      Sculpture
  1       11-12        0191         0.5      Civics
                                                                                        3       11-12     1647      1.5      Studio Art (Advanced
  1       11-12        0185         0.5      Economics                                                                       Placement) *
                                                                                        1       9-12      0641      0.5      Traditional American Arts
  2        9           1104         1        United States History &
                                             Geography                                          9-12      8645               Virtual VPAA (Art)
  2        9           1105         1        United States History &
                                             Geography (Academically                VISUAL, PERFORMING, AND APPLIED ARTS
                                             Talented/Honors)
                                                                                    (MUSIC)
          9-12         8197                  Virtual Social Studies
                                                                                      Term      Grade     Course   Credits               Course Name
  2        10          1181         1        World History & Geography                Code      Level     Number

Social Studies (Advanced Placement)                                                  Elective Courses
  3       11-12        1196         1.5      European History (Advanced                         9-12      8686               Virtual VPAA (Music)
                                             Placement)
                                                                                     Band
  3       11-12        1172         1.5      Macroeconomics (Advanced
                                             Placement)                                 3       9-12      1658      1.5      Concert Band *
  3       11-12        1171         1.5      Microeconomics (Advanced                   3       9-12      1691      1.5      Jazz Band *
                                             Placement)
  3       11-12        1193         1.5      United States Government &                 1       9-12      0689      0.5      Percussion Ensemble *
                                             Politics (Advanced Placement)
                                                                                        3       9-12      1666      1.5      Symphony Band *
  3       11-12        1194         1.5      United States History (Advanced
                                             Placement)                                 3       9-12      1660      1.5      Wind Ensemble *
  3       10-12        1187         1.5      World History (Advanced
                                             Placement)                              Music (General)
                                                                                        1       9-12      0690      0.5      Music Theory

                                                                                        1       9-12      0687      0.5      Sound Production *

                                                                                     Orchestra
                                                                                        3       9-12      1693      1.5      Concert Orchestra *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1659      1.5      Philharmonia Orchestra *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1667      1.5      Symphony Orchestra *

                                                                                     Vocal
                                                                                        3       9-12      1697      1.5      Bel Cantos *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1696      1.5      Choral-Aires *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1695      1.5      Chorale *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1694      1.5      Concert Choir *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1663      1.5      Varsity Men's Ensemble *

                                                                                        3       9-12      1665      1.5      Varsity Women's Ensemble *



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VISUAL, PERFORMING, AND APPLIED ARTS                                               TRAVERSE BAY AREA CAREER-TECH CENTER
(VPAA)                                                                             (2 HR BLOCK)
 Term   Grade       Course    Credits                 Course Name                    Term      Grade     Course   Credits            Course Name
 Code   Level       Number                                                           Code      Level     Number

Elective Courses                                                                    Arts & Communication
        9-12         8967                  Virtual Visual, Performing and              3       11-12     9785       3       Visual Imaging Technology
                                           Applied Arts
                                                                                    Business, Management, Marketing, Technology
Business-VPAA
                                                                                       3       11-12     9799       3       Accounting/Office Technology
  1     10-12        0909         0.5      Business Technology (B.T.) I
                                                                                       3       11-12     9793       3       Computer Programming/Web
  1     10-12        0945         0.5      Business Technology (B.T.) II                                                    Programming & Design
  1     10-12        0906         0.5      Marketing: How to Run a                     3       11-12     9791       3       Culinary Arts
                                           Business
                                                                                       3       11-12     9783       3       Information Technology
  1     10-12        0907         0.5      Marketing: Advertising                                                           Academy
  2     10-12        1908         1        Marketing: Interior Design and           Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
                                           Merchandising
                                                                                       3       11-12     9796       3       Auto Body Repair
  1     9-12         0931         0.5      Web Publishing
                                                                                       3       11-12     9794       3       Automotive Technology
English-VPAA
                                                                                       3       11-12     9792       3       Construction Trades
  1     9-12         0910         0.5      Broadcast Communications
                                                                                       3       11-12     9790       3       Drafting & Design Technology
  1     9-12         0912         0.5      Forensics
                                                                                       3       11-12     9786       3       Electrical Occupations
  1     9-12         0911         0.5      Honors Debate
                                                                                       3       11-12     9780      4.5      Manufacturing Technology
  1     9-12         0932         0.5      Public Speaking                                                                  Academy
  3     9-12         1914         1.5      School Newspaper                            3       11-12     9778       3       Power Equipment Technology

  1     9-12         0915         0.5      Stagecraft                                  3       11-12     9781       3       Precision Machining Technology

  1     9-12         0919         0.5      Theater Inquiry - Technical                 3       11-12     9771       3       Skilled Trades
                                           Theatre
                                                                                       3       11-12     9775       3       Welding & Fabrication
  1     9-12         0916         0.5      Theatre Arts I – Intro to Theatre

  1     9-12         0917         0.5      Theatre Arts II - Beginning Play         Health Sciences
                                           Production *                                3       11-12     9779       3       Health Science Technology
  1     11-12        0918         0.5      Theatre Arts III – Advanced
                                                                                       3       11-12     9770       3       Therapeutic Careers in Medicine
                                           Theatre *
  3     9-12         1920         1.5      Yearbook                                 Human Services
Technology-VPAA                                                                        3       11-12     9789       3       Early Childhood Education

  2     10-12        1923         1        Architectural Drawing *                     3       11-12     9772       3       Public Safety/Protective
                                                                                                                            Services
  1     10-12        0922         0.5      Computer Aided Drafting &
                                                                                       3       11-12     9777      1.5      Teacher Academy
                                           Design
  1     10-12        0921         0.5      Computer Aided Drafting &                Natural Resources & Agriscience
                                           Design (Advanced) *
                                                                                       3       11-12     9784       3       Agriscience / Natural Resources
  1     10-12        0926         0.5      Electronics *

  1     9-12         0929         0.5      Engineering & Technology

  1     9-12         0927         0.5      Engineering Graphics

  1     9-12         0928         0.5      Engineering Problem Solving *

  1     9-12         0924         0.5      Programming A

  1     9-12         0925         0.5      Programming B *

  1     9-12         0930         0.5      Video (Television) Production




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   TRAVERSE CITY WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
   (GRADES 9-12)


COURSE OFFERINGS




                                   2009-2010




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                             2009/10 West Senior High Course Descriptions
                                                 Course Credit       Grade                                                  Course Credit       Grade
   Business                                      Number              Level      Business                                    Number              Level




BUSINESS DEPARTMENT                             H55H                 9-12    Work Experience (1 hr.)                        0584        0.5    11-12

                                                                               1 Trimester

  See VPAA-Business section for other course offerings:                        A work-based learning program coordinated by the school with an
  * Business Technology                                                        employer providing an educational experience related to school
  * Marketing: How to Run a Business                                           instruction. It is recommended that students have taken or currently
  * Marketing: Advertising                                                     be enrolled in Business Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Interior
  * Marketing: Interior Design and Merchandising                               Design, and/or CADD.
  * Web Publishing
                                                                             Work Experience (2 hrs.)                       0585        1      11-12
Accounting I                                    0594        0.5     10-12
                                                                               1 Trimester
  1 Trimester
                                                                               A work-based learning program coordinated by the school with an
  The student will understand how to start an accounting system,               employer providing an educational experience related to school
  analyze transactions, and prepare financial statements. Skills include       instruction. It is recommended that students have taken or currently
  neatness and a high degree of accuracy in figures. The student will          be enrolled in Business Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Interior
  understand the importance of keeping accurate records for a sole             Design, and/or CADD.
  proprietorship service business.

Accounting II                                   0595        0.5     10-12

  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Accounting I successfully
                                     completed.
  This class is a continuation of Accounting I. Emphasis will be on
  payroll records, taxes, and recording and posting in special journals
  for a merchandising business.

Accounting III                                  0596        0.5     10-12

  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Accounting II successfully
                                     completed.
  This advanced course includes accounting for special procedures for
  stockholders equity, cash funds, depreciation, uncollectible accounts,
  inventories, notes payable/receivable, and financial statements for
  corporations.

Business Law                                    0593        0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester

  Legal concepts are applied to daily personal and business situations.
  Topics include individual rights and responsibilities regarding
  contracts, consumer protection, employment law and special business
  applications.

Introduction to Business                        0587        0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester

  This business course introduces students to the world of business as
  well as prepares them for their roles of consumer, worker, and citizen.
  Business is one of the major areas of employment in the United
  States. Basic business topics such as business management,
  entrepreneurship, business operations, marketing, business ethics,
  and leadership will be covered through a variety of projects and
  assignments.

Virtual Business                                8597                 9-12



  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.




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                                                Course Credit        Grade                                                   Course Credit       Grade
   English Language Arts                        Number               Level      English Language Arts                        Number              Level




ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS                          H00H                  9-12    English Language Arts-10                       1081         1        10
                                                                             (Academically Talented/Honors)
                                                                              2 Trimesters
 Due to new Michigan standards many courses have been
 reclassified. See VPAA-English and General Electives-English for             This is a course for motivated students who read and write very well.
 reclassified English courses.                                                It integrates reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing skills
                                                                              through the use of a variety of classics, modern, and mass media
 TCAPS' Language Arts graduation requirements for students                    sources. A research paper is a requirement of the course. In addition
 graduating 2010:                                                             to the literature read by all students in the course, outside reading
                                                                              projects will be required of each student. Writing assignments will be
       9th - 1.0 credit English Language Arts-9 Required                      of various types including creative, expository, and technical.
      10th - 1.0 credit English Language Arts-10 Required
 11th-12th - 2.0 credit from the following courses:                          English Language Arts-11                       1070         1        11
                         English Language Arts-11 or 12,
                        AP English Language and Composition, or               2 Trimesters
                        AP English Literature and Composition
                        General Electives Humanities,                         The goal for this class is to continue to build a solid foundation of
                        Contemporary Lit. & Comp. I or II                     knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and
                                                                              extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and
 9th-12th - READ 180 may be recommended in place of required                  tasks. In English Language Arts-11, students will add to the list of
 language arts course.                                                        various genre of classic and contemporary narrative and informational
                                                                              texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high school with a
 TOTAL      4.0 Credits Required                                              special focus on British and World literature and ACT success.
                                                                              Eleventh grade students will connect with and respond to texts
 TCAPS' Language Arts graduation requirements for students                    through transformational thinking. They will learn to use forward
 graduating 2011 and thereafter:                                              thinking to help make better decisions, to generate new ideas for
                                                                              solving problems, and to find wisdom. They will build a context for
     9th - 1.0 credit English Language Arts-9 Required                        change in their lives and develop realistic plans for the future.
    10th - 1.0 credit English Language Arts-10 Required                       (Students having difficulty attaining grade level proficiency may elect
    11th - 1.0 credit from the following courses:                             to substitute READ 180 for all or part of their required Language Arts
                      English Language Arts-11,                               course. See READ 180 for details.)
                      AP English Language and Composition, or
                      AP English Literature and Composition                  English Language Arts-12                       1077         1        12
    12th - 1.0 credit from the following courses:
                      English Language Arts-12,                               2 Trimesters
                      AP English Language and Composition, or
                      AP English Literature and Composition                   The goal for this class is to refine, apply, and extend the solid
                                                                              foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies developed in English
 9th-12th - READ 180 may be recommended in place of required                  Language Arts-11. Using the lens of leadership skills, English
 language arts course.                                                        Language Arts-12 students will develop a world perspective by
                                                                              analyzing classic and contemporary texts in a variety of genre,
 TOTAL     4.0 Credits Required                                               including post-colonial literature. Twelfth grade students will
                                                                              synthesize information, ideas, and themes to understand the past, the
 Language Arts graduation requirements for students graduating 2011           present, and to think innovatively about the future. They will identify
 and after must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). See                 and apply their own leadership skills in a senior project. (Students
 "TCAPS' Future Course Planner", "TCAPS' Graduation Requirements"             having difficulty attaining grade level proficiency may elect to
 (pg 6), and "Preparing for the Future" for more details.                     substitute READ 180 for all or part of their required Language Arts
                                                                              course. See READ 180 for details.)
English Language Arts-10                        1082         1        10
                                                                             English Language Arts-9                        1006         1         9
 2 Trimesters
                                                                              2 Trimesters
 The goal for English Language Arts-10 is to continue to build a solid
 foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined,        The goal for English Language Arts-9 is to build a solid foundation of
 applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas,              knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and
 texts, and tasks. In English Language Arts-10, students will add to the      extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and
 list of various genre of classic and contemporary narrative and              tasks. In English Language Arts-9, students will be introduced to the
 informational texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high           various genre of classic and contemporary narrative and informational
 school. Tenth grade students will connect with and respond to texts          texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high school. Ninth
 through critical response and stance. Also, a research paper is              grade students will connect with and respond to texts by analyzing
 required. An in depth study of grammer and usage are also                    relationships within and across families, communities, societies,
 addressed. They will learn to evaluate for validity and quality, to          governments, and economies. Through the lens of Inter-Relationships
 balance and expand their perspectives promoting empathy, social              and Self-Reliance, they will consider how they build relationships, how
 action, and appropriate use of power. Critical Response and Stance           their relationships impact others, and their responsibility to society.
 offers students the lens to assess and modify their beliefs, views of the    (Students having difficulty attaining grade level proficiency may elect
 world, and how they have power to impact them. (Students having              to substitute READ 180 for all or part of their required Language Arts
 difficulty attaining grade level proficiency may elect to substitute READ    course. See READ 180 for details.)
 180 for all or part of their required Language Arts course. See READ
 180 for details.)




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                                                   Course Credit       Grade                                                       Course Credit         Grade
   English Language Arts                           Number              Level      English Language Arts                            Number                Level

                                                                               English (Advanced Placement)

English Language Arts-9                           1005         1         9     English Literature & Composition                    1093         1.5     11-12
(Academically Talented/Honors)                                                 (Advanced Placement)
  2 Trimesters                                                                   3 Trimesters

  English Language Arts-9 (AT/H) offers highly motivated and capable             The A.P. Literature and Composition curriculum is a college English
  students a more challenging venue for learning. Students read from a           class, and, by good performance on the AP Exam in May, students
  wider selection of fiction and nonfiction pieces and examine the works         can earn up to one year of college credit and/or advanced placement
  in greater depth. AT/H writing assignments require more detailed               in college English. Thus, the course requires of its students width,
  analysis of the prompts and synthesis of conclusions. Daily instruction        depth, and maturity of reading and writing experience. Writing, as an
  moves at a faster pace, making time for independent readings that              integral part of the course will reinforce the critical reading skills taught
  connect to inter-relationships and self-reliance course dispositions for       across the spectrum of genres. Writing, focusing on literary analysis,
  the 9th grade Michigan Merit curriculum.                                       will demonstrate a student’s ability to organize ideas coherently,
                                                                                 critically, and persuasively. At the heart of the course is the study of
READ 180                                          1023        1.5      9-12      an author’s use of language to achieve purpose including tone, voice,
                                                                                 and literary elements. In addition to the classroom curriculum,
  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Due to limited space, students              students will read numerous outside texts and submit a written
                                     need to meet specific qualifications        response for each. The course workload and pace are college level
                                     to enroll.                                  and will include practice AP examinations throughout the year.
                                                                                 Summer reading is required. Each student is responsible for acquiring
  READ 180 can be substituted for other required English Language
                                                                                 summer reading assignments from counseling and/or course
  Arts courses. It is an intensive reading intervention program designed
                                                                                 instructor. Assessments over the summer reading will be administered
  to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below
                                                                                 the first weeks of school. (This course is authorized to use the "AP®"
  the proficient level. This course is a combination of teacher
                                                                                 designation. This is an official recognition by the College Board that
  instruction, guided practice, and computer application designed to
                                                                                 this course meets or exceeds the expectations colleges and
  improve reading and writing skills and to raise test scores. Students
                                                                                 universities have for your AP subject.)
  will have the opportunity to select high interest reading titles from a
  prescribed list and customize their reading in both small groups and
                                                                                                                                   Course Credit         Grade
  independently. This course serves as the foundation for all other core          Family & Consumer                                Number                Level
  content areas. Once a student is able to demonstrate sustained grade
  level performance, he/she will choose an applicable English Language
                                                                                  Science
  Arts course. (For more information contact your counselor.)

Virtual English Language Arts                     8097                 9-12
                                                                               FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE                          H45H           0       9-12
                                                                               DEPARTMENT
  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.

English (Advanced Placement)                                                     Due to new Michigan standards many courses have been
                                                                                 reclassified. See General Electives-Family and Consumer Science for
English Language & Composition                    1094        1.5      11-12     reclassified courses.
(Advanced Placement)
                                                                                                                                   Course Credit         Grade
  3 Trimesters                                                                    General                                          Number                Level

  The A.P. Language and Composition curriculum is designed as a
  college English class, and therefore requires of its students a mature
  depth of experience in reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The
  fundamental objective of the course, exploring language and its              GENERAL ELECTIVES                                  H80H                   9-12
  functions, will be accomplished through extensive student writing, as
  well as, close readings of published essays and examination of their
  structures of language such as diction, tone, use of detail, syntax, and
  audience. In terms of the course work, students are expected to write
  every week and read roughly one hundred pages per week including
  careful analysis to prepare daily for thoughtful class discussion. In        Virtual General Elective                            8897                  9-12
  addition to the textbooks, students will read 2-3 novels and write
  critical responses for each. A.P. sample essays and multiple-choice
  questions will be administered periodically in preparation for the A.P.
  exam in May. Summer reading is required. Each student is                       See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
  responsible for acquiring summer reading assignments from
  counseling and/or course instructor. Assessments over the summer
  reading will be administered the first weeks of school.
  (This course is authorized to use the "AP®" designation. This is an
  official recognition by the College Board that this course meets or
  exceeds the expectations colleges and universities have for your AP
  subject.)




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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                     Course Credit       Grade
   General                                        Number               Level      General                                        Number              Level

English-General                                                                English-General

Contemporary Literature &                        0867         0.5     11-12    Mass Media                                       0807         0.5     9-12
Composition I
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 Mass Media concentrates on five major media: television, print, radio,
  Contemporary Literature and Composition I is a one-trimester-long              film, and Internet. Individual and group media projects highlight the
  Language Arts elective for juniors and seniors. This course is                 course. Advertising techniques within the five media are an essential
  organized thematically per 12 weeks as students read a variety of              part of this course. Individual and group oral presentations are
  texts including novels, plays, poetry and nonfiction that address              required.
  universal themes and contemporary issues. In addition to reading two
  major texts with the class, students will have the opportunity to select     Mythology                                        0809         0.5     9-12
  titles from a prescribed list and customize their reading through group
  novel studies and individualized projects and contracts. Students will         1 Trimester
  respond to the literature and films through discussion, formal and
  informal writing assignments, projects, and presentations.                     Mythology is an elective course in literature that has as its primary
                                                                                 focus the myths, legends, and folk tales of ancient, classical, and
Contemporary Literature &                        0868         0.5     11-12      former civilizations. Students will study types of myths, major reasons
Composition II                                                                   for 'myth-making,' the distinguishing features of myths, legends, and
                                                                                 folk tales, and the manner in which these stories reflect the
  1 Trimester                                                                    representative beliefs of individual nations, cultures, and societies.
                                                                                 Mythological theory will be examined, as will the influence of
  Contemporary Literature and Composition II is a one-trimester-long             mythology on the English language and the twentieth century.
  Language Arts elective for juniors and seniors. This course is                 Students will be encouraged to look for allusions to this body of
  organized thematically per 12 weeks as students read a variety of              literature in newspapers, magazines, books and the Internet. Students
  texts including novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction that address             will be expected to participate in group activities, discussions, and
  universal themes and contemporary issues. In addition to reading two           classroom presentations.
  major texts with the class, students will have the opportunity to select
  titles from a prescribed list and customize their reading through group      Family & Consumer Science-General
  novel studies and individualized projects and contracts. Students will
  respond to the literature and films through discussion, formal and           Creative Cooking                                 0810         0.5     9-12
  informal writing assignments, projects, and presentations.
                                                                                 1 Trimester
Creative Writing                                 0811         0.5      9-12
                                                                                 This class is designed for anyone who wants to understand food
  1 Trimester                                                                    preparation and how food choices can provide a person with a
                                                                                 healthier lifestyle and lifelong wellness. The class includes the study
  Creative Writing is a one-trimester course that allows students to             of nutrition – the 6 essential nutrients, eating to compete in athletic
  explore various writing styles while expanding writing ability and             situations, and the function and food sources of each of the essential
  development of ideas. Students will be expected to write in class on a         nutrients. Food preparation labs will emphasize how to prepare and
  daily basis and interact with the class on writing ideas, including            handle food using the safest and healthiest methods. This course is
  shared pieces. The course will focus on imaginative writing, sensory           recommended for anyone who wants to work in the food service
  description, personal narrative, short story, poetry, play writing,            industry and just wants to learn how to cook.
  children’s story, and non-fiction writing.
                                                                               Interpersonal Relationships                      0814         0.5     9-12
Humanities I                                     0820         0.5     11-12
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 The purpose of this course is to stimulate growth in self-
  Humanities I is an exploration of human identity primarily through the         understanding, and understanding others in order to develop
  social sciences. From the Far East to Western Civilization, this               meaningful relationships. This course will help students develop a
  trimester is devoted to examining the nature of reality through                positive self-concept, like and accept themselves, deal constructively
  philosophy and the human concepts of right and wrong through                   with feelings, develop a more positive attitude, examine goals,
  ethics. Finally, students will look at the five major world religions as       attitudes, and beliefs, face problems and make decisions, analyze and
  well as touch on several other traditions from around the world.               build constructive relationships with family, friends and others. Major
  Humanities A is designed for grades 11 and 12.                                 emphasis is on self-discipline, responsibility, good judgment, and
                                                                                 getting along with others.
Humanities II                                    0822         0.5     11-12
                                                                               Parenting Young Children                         0813         0.5     9-12
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  How does a particular piece of art, architecture, literature, or music
  reflect society? In Humanities B, students will be exposed to each of          This class studies the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual
  these disciplines as well as others to understand how the arts                 development of a child from ages 1 – 5. Units of study include:
  themselves mirror the ideals and values of society as a whole. Lastly,         guidance techniques, developing self-esteem, parenting styles, and
  students will evaluate the influence of society on the individual and          the strategies for teaching creativity. Special attention is given to the
  reflect on how they themselves have been shaped by the prevalent               roles of parents, handicapped children, nutrition, observing and
  culture. Humanities II is designed for grades 11 and 12.                       working with preschoolers in our Playschool activity and the influence
                                                                                 of technology on children. This is a course for anyone planning a
                                                                                 career in elementary education, preschool education, and anyone that
                                                                                 believes that someday they will be a parent.




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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                     Course Credit        Grade
   General                                        Number               Level      General                                        Number               Level

Family & Consumer Science-General                                              Other-General

Preparing for Parenthood                          0812        0.5      9-12    Student Success                                   0881        0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester                                                                    1 Trimester

  This class deals with the decision to parent, the growth and                   Student Success is a course designed to present students with
  development of the child from conception through the birth of the              strategies for developing academic, career-directed, and life goals
  child. Areas of study include: how life begins, pregnancy, childbirth,         while in high school. The course includes: career-awareness, school
  roles of both males and females in parenting, birth defects, sexually          survival skills, such as note-taking, setting priorities, finding balance,
  transmitted infections, birth control, and medical rights. This class is       and test-taking; and guidelines for successful social, emotional, and
  appropriate for all students who may some day be a parent, or                  mental adjustments to the demands for school life with success in high
  students who plan a career that involves working with very young               school.
  children.
                                                                               Teacher Cadet                                     1875         1      11-12
Other-General
                                                                                 2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Completed recommendation form.
Academic Collegiate Transition                    0876        0.5       11
(ACT)                                                                            Class consists of lecture, discovery, discussion, videotaped lessons,
                                                                                 role playing, problem solving, decision making, simulation, and
  1 Trimester                                                                    observation activities. Field Experience will include at least 50 hours
                                                                                 in a K-12 classroom. This course is for any student who is thinking of
  This class is designed to make students aware of and comfortable               pursuing a career in teaching at any level.
  with the features and format of the ACT college entrance exam.
  Students will learn test-taking strategies and time-management skills.       Social Studies-General
  All students will take the equivalent of at least four full-length sample
  ACT exams during the course of this class and record their progress.         Crime & Justice                                   0851        0.5     10-12
  They will review all of the math formulas, English grammar rules,
  scientific methods and models, and reading comprehension strategies            1 Trimester
  using past ACT exams as practice. (This is a credit/no credit class.
  Credit is earned by all students meeting or exceeding district                 This course will provide historical background to the criminal justice
  benchmarks.) National Test Dates: Oct., Dec., Feb., April, and June.           system. The material will be relevant to the study of criminal justice,
                                                                                 and will emphasize information for those students interested in careers
Career Internship                                 0889        0.5     11-12      in the criminal justice system. Information will focus on current issues
                                                                                 and concerns to our criminal justice systems. This course will also
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Prior to current related course(s) to       provide a guide for understanding of the law enabling the student to
                                     career choice.                              apply this knowledge to their lives as informed citizens. Areas
                                                                                 covered: the reasons for law/justice; crime in America; introduction to
  Students will spend a minimum of four (4) hours a week with an
                                                                                 criminal law; defenses; the criminal justice process; juvenile justice;
  employer that matches their career choice in order to gain awareness
                                                                                 differences between the juvenile and the adult justice systems; and
  in an occupational area. Students will meet bi-weekly with the
                                                                                 differences among criminal justice systems around the world.
  internship coordinator to turn in time logs, necessary paperwork, and
  to discuss their experiences out in the community. Grades will be
  based upon attendance at meetings, timesheets, and an evaluation by          Introduction to Psychology                        0854        0.5     11-12
  their employer. (Prerequisite: Prior related course(s) to career choice.)      1 Trimester
Library/Media Center Course                       0819        0.5     10-12      Introduction to Psychology provides students an opportunity to gain
                                                                                 personal insights into themselves and others. The class is designed
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 to provide an overview of basic psychological concepts, technical
                                                                                 vocabulary, and theories in the fields of psychology including: history
  The Library/Media Center Course offers students an opportunity to
                                                                                 and methods, brain bases of behavior, perception, learning,
  learn the systems and technologies used in a Library/Media Center.
                                                                                 development, cognition, personality memory, abnormal behavior and
  Technological and interpersonal skills are stressed. The student will
                                                                                 treatments, stress and health, motivation, and emotion and social
  participate in several projects throughout the term.
                                                                                 psychology among others.
Personal Finance                                  0878        0.5     11-12
                                                                               Introduction to Sociology                         0853        0.5     11-12
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  This course will improve the student's financial capability and enable
                                                                                 An introduction to sociology offers students a taste of the many
  them to make informed financial decisions. It develops their practical
                                                                                 branches of sociology. Sociology is the study of humans, groups,
  financial skills and their understanding of the changing social and
                                                                                 societies, and social interaction, and its effects on society as a whole.
  economic environment within which financial decisions are made.
                                                                                 This class encompasses critical thinking, analyzing social concern,
                                                                                 and encourages students to look at society from a new perspective.
Senior Success                                    0880        0.5     11-12

  1 Trimester

  Senior Success is a course designed to present students with
  strategies for developing academic, career-directed, and life goals
  beyond high school. The course includes content on career-
  awareness, community resources, and post-secondary options. This
  information will help students adjust to the demands beyond high
  school as they transition to college/post-secondary institutions or to
  the world of work.




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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                     Course Credit        Grade
   General                                        Number               Level      Health & Physical                              Number               Level
                                                                                  Education
Social Studies-General

Model United Nations (Honors)                    0852         0.5     10-12
                                                                               HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION                      H70H                  9-12
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Application must be made to a             DEPARTMENT
                                     committee of teachers &
                                     counselors. Applications will be
                                     made available from the instructor
                                     in April.                                   TCAPS' HPE graduation requirements:
  This course is designed as a working study of the nation-state system          Students graduating before 2011 will be required to earn 1.0 Health
  under which international politics is carried out in today’s world. The        and Physical Education credit. Students graduating 2011 and after
  class will be organized to represent three to five nations and each            are required to earn 1.5 credits. Classes can be taken anytime in
  student will role-play an assignment on a U.N. committee while                 grades 9-12. Students will be integrating technology into physical
  representing the nation to which he/she is assigned. Emphasis is               education by using heart rate monitors on a regular basis. Students
  placed on decision-making, knowledge of the United Nations, and of             will be fitness tested each trimester and given a detailed summary.
  the diplomatic process. Participants will be expected to pay for part of
  their expenses to conferences.                                                 Class of 2011 and thereafter must earn 1.0 credit from the following
                                                                                 courses:*
Psychology (Advanced Placement)                  1856         1.5     11-12      - Health & Physical Education I and II or
                                                                                 - Working on Wellness I and II
  3 Trimesters
                                                                                 Class of 2011 and thereafter must earn .5 credit from the following
  The course provides intensive, contextual analysis of the fields of
                                                                                 courses:
  psychology, and will require students to know and apply research
                                                                                 - Sports Activities or
  methodology, statistics, scientific observation, and critical thinking.
                                                                                 - Personal Fitness or
  Concepts will be explored from theoretical, philosophical, and practical
                                                                                 - Weights and Conditioning or
  levels. Class activities will enable students to analyze and apply these
                                                                                 - Introduction to Dance or
  concepts. Students will be expected to read and annotate a college
                                                                                 - Physical Outdoor Education
  level text, and prepare for class with outside readings and activities.
                                                                                 (In addition to fulfilling Health & Physical Education requirements,
  This course is designed for self-motivated students who enjoy a
                                                                                 these courses are available as electives with the ability to earn credit
  challenge, and interacting at all levels. It will prepare students to take
                                                                                 multiple times.)
  the Advanced Placement Psychology exam in May.
                                                                                 * Class of 2010 is required to earn .5 credit from these courses
Student Senate (Elected)                         1855          1       9-12

  2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: (Elected Position)                          Graduation requirements for students graduating 2011 and after must
                                                                                 meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MME). See "TCAPS' Future
  Student Senate is a full-year course. Nine representatives from each           Course Planner" and "Preparing for the Future" for more details.
  class will be elected for one-year terms. A Governor, Lieutenant
                                                                               Health & Physical Education
  Governor, Secretary, and Treasurer will be elected for one-year terms
  from the entire student body. It provides members with the opportunity
  to develop as leaders, to become skilled at parliamentary procedures,        Health & Physical Education I                    0742         0.5      9-12
  to develop organizational skills, to set short and long-range goals, to
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  carry out tasks to completion, to become involved in various
  governmental agencies within the community, and to help the local
                                                                                 Students will be exposed to a variety of fitness activities, as well as
  community.
                                                                                 individual and team sports. The focus of the class is lifelong fitness
                                                                                 and wellness. The health curriculum follows the content standards
                                                                                 from the Michigan Merit Curriculum Credit Guidelines. The following
                                                                                 health topics will be addressed: Nutrition and Physical Activity, Safety
                                                                                 (Preventing Violence), Personal Health and Wellness, and CPR. This
                                                                                 course may be taken at any time; before or after Health & Physical
                                                                                 Education II.

                                                                               Health & Physical Education II                   0743         0.5      9-12

                                                                                 1 Trimester

                                                                                 Students will be exposed to a variety of fitness activities, as well as
                                                                                 individual and team sports. The focus of the class is lifelong fitness
                                                                                 and wellness. The health curriculum follows the content standards
                                                                                 from the Michigan Merit Curriculum Credit Guidelines. The following
                                                                                 health topics will be addressed: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs,
                                                                                 Social and Emotional Health, HIV Prevention, and Sexuality
                                                                                 Education. This course may be taken at any time; before or after
                                                                                 Health & Physical Education I.




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                                                   Course Credit        Grade                                                    Course Credit        Grade
   Health & Physical                               Number               Level      Health & Physical                             Number               Level
   Education                                                                       Education

Health & Physical Education                                                     Physical Education

Working on Wellness I                              0738        0.5       9-12   Virtual Health & Physical Education             8747                  9-12

  1 Trimester

  This class is designed for students who wish to participate in an               See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
  alternative physical education setting. Students will be exposed to a
  variety of fitness activities, as well as modified individual and team        Weights & Conditioning                          0706        0.5       9-12
  sports. The focus of the class is lifelong fitness and wellness. The
  health curriculum follows the content standards from the Michigan               1 Trimester
  Merit Curriculum Credit Guidelines. The following health topics will be
  addressed: Nutrition and Physical Activity, Safety (Preventing                  The course focuses on building muscular strength and endurance
  Violence), Personal Health and Wellness, and CPR. This course may               through free weights, machine weights, and strength building
  be taken at any time; before or after Working on Wellness II.                   activities. Proper lifting technique, safety and spotting will be
                                                                                  emphasized. Cardiovascular fitness activities will also be incorporated.
Working on Wellness II                             0740        0.5       9-12
                                                                                                                                 Course Credit        Grade
  1 Trimester                                                                      Language Other Than                           Number               Level
                                                                                   English
  This class is designed for students who wish to participate in an
  alternative physical education setting. Students will be exposed to a
  variety of fitness activities, as well as modified individual and team
  sports. The focus of the class is lifelong fitness and wellness. The
  health curriculum follows the content standards from the Michigan             LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH                     H40H                  9-12
  Merit Curriculum Credit Guidelines. The following health topics will be
  addressed: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social and Emotional
  Health, HIV Prevention, and Sexuality Education. This course may be
                                                                                  TCAPS' Language other than English (LOTE) graduation
  taken at any time; before or after Working on Wellness I.
                                                                                  requirements for students graduating 2016 and after.
Physical Education
                                                                                  Grade          Credits               Course
Introduction to Dance                              0744        0.5       9-12
                                                                                  9th-12th         2.0 credits        Course study or
  1 Trimester                                                                                                        equivalent learning experience

  This class is designed for students interested in achieving healthy             LOTE graduation requirements for students graduating 2016 and after
  levels of fitness and wellness through dance. A variety of dance forms          must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MME). See "TCAPS'
  focusing on technique, style, and the creative process of                       Future Course Planner" for more details.
  choreography will be explored. Students will be expected to work both
  independently and cooperatively while demonstrating responsibility            Virtual Language Other Than English             8447                  9-12
  and leadership skills.

Personal Fitness                                   0708        0.5       9-12
                                                                                  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
  1 Trimester
                                                                                French
  This class is designed for students interested in achieving healthy
  levels of fitness and wellness through a variety of lifelong activities.      French I                                        1402         1        9-12
  Students will design an individualized fitness program to improve
  cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength/endurance, body                       2 Trimesters
  composition, and flexibility.
                                                                                  French I is a fast paced, challenging course that stresses listening,
                                                               0.5       9-12     speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students learn how to
Physical Outdoor Education                         0715
                                                                                  communicate in the new language in various real life situations such
  1 Trimester                                                                     as school, travel, friends, family, sports, and leisure activities.
                                                                                  Students also study the cultural aspects such as food, holidays, music,
  This is an activity course designed to promote team building,                   and the arts of various French-speaking countries. All students will
  cooperation, and trust through a variety of activities such as large            have the opportunity to earn high school credit by meeting the state
  group games, group initiatives, problem solving, and trust activities.          achievement standard.
  Activities may include: snowshoeing, skiing, orienteering, basic
  survival skills, archery, geocaching, and frisbee disc golf and racquet       French II                                       1438         1        9-12
  sports.
                                                                                  2 Trimesters        Prerequisite: French I successfully completed.
Sports Activities                                  0714        0.5       9-12
                                                                                  French II is a continuation of French I, with increased emphasis on
  1 Trimester                                                                     reading and writing, and continued practice in the oral use of the
                                                                                  language. Cultural material is integrated into the learning process so
  Students will be exposed to a variety of individual and team sports.            students acquire a greater awareness of the French-speaking world.
  Skills and modified games will be used as progression.
  Cardiovascular fitness activities will also be incorporated.




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                                                    Course Credit        Grade                                                    Course Credit        Grade
   Language Other Than                              Number               Level      Language Other Than                           Number               Level
   English                                                                          English

French                                                                           Other

French III                                         1439          1      10-12    American Sign Language                          1410          1       9-12

  2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: French II successfully completed.            2 Trimesters

  This course expands growth in language ability and cultural                      ASL is a “hands-on” introduction to American Sign Language used by
  understanding. This is accomplished through vocabulary and                       the American Deaf Community and others who are non-verbal.
  grammatical expansion and development. This class will be                        Students will analyze linguistic structure, compare cultural values, and
  presented primarily in the target language and students are expected             explore physiological aspects of deafness, while also learning up to
  to participate in the target language during class time.                         1,000 signs with corresponding pictures and 100 help phrases.
                                                                                   Students will learn about Deaf culture, literature, entertainment,
French IV (Honors)                                 1440          1      11-12      humor, and discuss issues of the American Deaf Community. This
                                                                                   course is not to be taken for Language Arts credit.
  2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: French III successfully completed.
                                                                                 Spanish
  This is a “humanities approach” to the study of French culture and
  literature and will include: the study of literature, vocabulary, and          Spanish I                                       1408          1       9-12
  sentence structure. Other aspects of French culture and civilization
  are explored. This class will be presented in the target language and            2 Trimesters
  the students are expected to participate in the target language.
                                                                                   Spanish I is a class that emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and
German                                                                             writing skills. Students learn how to communicate in various real-life
                                                                                   situations, and also study cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking
German I                                           1405          1       9-12      countries. This class is presented in Spanish and students are
                                                                                   expected to participate in Spanish during class time. All students will
  2 Trimesters                                                                     have the opportunity to earn high school credit by meeting the state
                                                                                   achievement standard.
  German I is a fast paced course which stresses language acquisition
  through Total Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS).             Spanish II                                      1444          1       9-12
  Students will learn to communicate in German in various real life
  situations: school, travel, friends, family, sports, and leisure activities.     2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Spanish I successfully completed.
  Students will also study cultural aspects of various German-speaking
  countries such as food, holidays, and music. All students will have the          Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I with increased emphasis on
  opportunity to earn high school credit by meeting the state                      reading and writing, and on-going practice in the spoken language.
  achievement standard.                                                            Cultural materials are integrated into the learning process so students
                                                                                   acquire a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. This
German II                                          1441          1       9-12      class is presented in Spanish and students are expected to participate
                                                                                   in Spanish during class time.
  2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: German I successfully completed.
                                                                                 Spanish III                                     1445          1       10-12
  German II is a continuation of German I, with increased emphasis on
  speaking and reading in order to further develop fluency through                 2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Spanish II successfully completed.
  TPRStorytelling. Cultural material is integrated into the learning
  process so students acquire a greater awareness of the German-                   Spanish III is a continuation of Spanish II and increases language use
  speaking world.                                                                  and cultural understanding. This is accomplished through vocabulary
                                                                                   expansion, conversations, and comprehensive review of grammatical
German III                                         1442          1      10-12      concepts. This class is presented in Spanish and students are
                                                                                   expected to participate in Spanish during class time.
  2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: German II successfully completed.
                                                                                 Spanish IV (Honors)                             1446          1       11-12
  This is a course organized to assist students to grow in language
  ability and cultural understanding. This is accomplished through                 2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Spanish III successfully completed.
  vocabulary expansion and development in useful conversations and a
  comprehensive review of grammatical concepts. This class combines                Spanish IV is a continuation of Spanish III and further develops the
  language and culture for students who have studied the basic                     language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students
  concepts of German.                                                              explore art, literature, music, and other aspects of Hispanic culture.
                                                                                   This class is presented in Spanish and students are expected to
German IV (Honors)                                 1443          1      11-12      participate in Spanish during class time.

  2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: German III successfully completed.         Spanish V (Advanced Placement)                  1411         1.5      11-12

  German IV further refines the students’ language skills. Students read           3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Honors Spanish IV successfully
  and discuss works by German authors and current events. Other                                                       completed, or with permission of
  aspects of the German culture are explored. This course will be                                                     the instructor.
  presented in German. Students are expected to participate through
  conversations and discussions in German.                                         AP Spanish Language is for students who have completed Honors
                                                                                   Spanish IV successfully, or with permission of the instructor, and who
                                                                                   are serious about continuing at the college level. This course is a
                                                                                   class that is intended for successful completion of the AP Language
                                                                                   exam. This class is presented in Spanish and students are expected
                                                                                   to participate in Spanish during class time.




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                                                    Course Credit        Grade                                                      Course Credit        Grade
   Mathematics                                      Number               Level       Mathematics                                    Number               Level




MATH DEPARTMENT                                   H30H                   9-12     Algebra II                                       1384          1      10-12

                                                                                    2 Trimesters

  TCAPS' Math graduation requirements for students graduating prior to              Algebra II is the third course in a four-year sequence, which includes
  2011:                                                                             topics that historically have been included in a high school pre-
                                                                                    calculus curriculum. The graphing calculator is one of the tools used
  Grade              Credits                Course                                  in developing and understanding the concepts of this course.
                                                                                    Throughout the course the students will be connecting and applying
        9th          1.0 credit              Required Class                         algebraic concepts to geometry, statistics, data analysis, probability,
  10th-12th          1.0 credit              Elective Class                         and discrete mathematics. The following topics will be included in the
                                                                                    Algebra II course; introduction to matrices and their applications;
  TOTAL             2.0 credits                                                     further work with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic
                                                                                    functions; quadratic relations and conic sections; sequences and
  TCAPS' Math graduation requirements for students graduating 2011                  series; probability and statistics, including the counting principal,
  and thereafter:                                                                   permutations and combinations; exploring trigonometric (circular)
                                                                                    functions.
  Grade              Credits                Course
                                                                                  Algebra II a                                     1310          1      11-12
  9th-12th          1.0 credit each year     Algebra I or equivalent,
                                             Algebra II or equivalent,              2 Trimesters
                                             Geometry or equivalent,
                                             and one elective math course           Algebra II a is the 1st half of a two year Algebra II course, which
                                             in the senior year                     includes topics that historically have been included in a high school
                                                                                    pre-calculus curriculum. The graphing calculator is one of the tools
  TOTAL             4.0 credits                                                     used in developing and understanding the concepts of this course.
                                                                                    Throughout the course the students will be connecting and applying
  Math graduation requirements for students graduating 2011 and after               algebraic concepts to geometry, statistics, data analysis, probability,
  must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MME). See "TCAPS'                        and discrete mathematics. The following topics will be included in the
  Future Course Planner", "TCAPS' Graduation Requirements" (pg 6),                  Algebra II course; introduction to matrices and their applications;
  and "Preparing for the Future" for more details.                                  further work with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic
                                                                                    functions; quadratic relations and conic sections; sequences and
Accelerated                                        1394          1        10        series; probability and statistics, including the counting principal,
Functions/Trigonometry & Analysis                                                   permutations and combinations; exploring trigonometric (circular)
                                                                                    functions. This course is designed for students needing more time to
  2 Trimesters                                                                      focus on Algebra II topics.

  This course is a continuation of Accelerated Algebra, Data &                    Algebra II b                                     1311          1      11-12
  Geometry. The course is intended for sophomores who want to take
  “Accelerated Pre-Calculus” in their junior year and Advanced                      2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Algebra II a
  Placement Calc. or Advanced Placement Statistics their senior year.
  Additional homework and faster pacing will put greater responsibilities           Algebra II b is the 2nd half of a two year Algebra II course, which
  on students in this class. It is strongly recommended that students               includes topics that historically have been included in a more
  enrolling have their own graphing calculator. A TI-84 is preferred.               traditional high school pre-calculus curriculum. The graphing
                                                                                    calculator is one of the tools used in developing and understanding
Accelerated Pre-Calculus                           1395          1      11-12       the concepts of this course. Throughout the course the students will
                                                                                    be connecting and applying algebraic concepts to geometry, statistics,
  2 Trimesters                                                                      data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics. The following
                                                                                    topics will be included in the Algebra II course; introduction to matrices
  Accelerated Pre-Calculus should be taken by juniors who want to take              and their applications; further work with exponential functions and their
  calculus their senior year. It will cover some topics from 'Functions,            inverses, logarithmic functions; quadratic relations and conic sections;
  Trigonometry and Analysis' as well as the essential pre-calculus                  sequences and series; probability and statistics, including the counting
  topics. Additional homework and faster pacing will place greater                  principal, permutations and combinations; exploring trigonometric
  responsibilities on students in this class. A TI-84 or TI-89 graphing             (circular) functions. This course is designed for students needing more
  calculator is strongly recommended for students in this class.                    time to focus on Algebra II topics.

Algebra I                                          1307          1            9   Calculus III                                     1398          1        12

  2 Trimesters                                                                      2 Trimesters

  Algebra I is the first course in a four-year sequence. The Algebra I              Pending district approval, Calculus III will be offered as the next
  course will include the following: the practice of operations with                course in sequence for students who have successfully completed
  algebraic expressions including exponents, radicals and absolute                  Calc BC.
  value; an analytical and graphing approach to functions, including
  linear, quadratic and exponential equations; solving linear and
  quadratic equations and inequalities; solving systems of linear
  equations; basic operations relating to polynomials, including
  factoring; data exploration including fitting lines to data; proportional
  reasoning and variation, and probability.




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                                                   Course Credit        Grade                                                      Course Credit        Grade
   Mathematics                                     Number               Level      Mathematics                                     Number               Level

                                                                                Mathematics (Advanced Placement)

Functions, Trigonometry, & Analysis               1387          1      11-12    Calculus/A.B. (Advanced Placement)                1392         1.5      11-12

  2 Trimesters                                                                    3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

  Functions, Trigonometry, and Analysis is the third course in a four-            This is a course in introductory calculus, which will cover all topics
  year high school mathematics curriculum, which integrates algebra,              tested on the Advanced Placement Calculus A.B. exam. This is
  geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and discrete topics.           equivalent to one semester of Calculus at most colleges and
  Units include multiple-variable models, analysis of public opinion              universities. A TI-89 is strongly recommended.
  through election modeling methods, shapes and geometric reasoning,
  functions and algebraic reasoning, patterns in statistical variation,         Calculus/B.C. (Advanced Placement)                1393         1.5      11-12
  discrete models of change, and modeling motion. The course is
  dependent on the use of technology, specifically, the TI-84 graphing            3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Recommendation of an instructor.
  calculator.
                                                                                  This course covers all topics tested on the Advanced Placement
Geometry                                          1382          1       9-10      Calculus B.C. exam. The course is comparable to a full-year course
                                                                                  offered in colleges and universities. A TI-89 is strongly recommended.
  2 Trimesters
                                                                                Statistics (Advanced Placement)                   1391         1.5      11-12
  Geometry is the second course in a four-year sequence. One of the
  tools that will be used in the exploration and development of geometry          3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Algebra II
  will include the graphing calculator. Throughout the course, students
  will be relating and applying geometric concepts to algebra, statistics,        The Advanced Placement Statistics course is for high school students
  data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics. The Geometry              who wish to complete studies equivalent to a one-semester,
  course will include the following: the role of definitions and postulates       introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. Like the
  in the building of a mathematical system including various forms of             college course, the purpose of the A.P. course in Statistics is to
  proof based conjectures; properties of angles and lines including               introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting,
  perpendicular and parallel lines; congruence and similarity of                  analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This course is an
  geometric figures; properties of polygons and the relations between             excellent option for students who have completed a third year of high
  them; understanding of transformations of geometric figures;                    school mathematics. This course is not a substitute for pre-calculus
  measurements relating to geometric figures including length, areas              class. It is strongly suggested that students have their own graphing
  and volume; introduction to coordinate geometry; right triangle                 calculator for the class. A TI-84 is preferred.
  trigonometry.
                                                                                Statistics-2 Trimesters (Advanced                 1389          1       11-12
Pre-Calculus                                      1388          1      11-12    Placement)
  2 Trimesters                                                                    2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Algebra II

  This course will cover topics that will help students form a strong             The Advanced Placement Statistics course is for high school students
  foundation for calculus. It will include extensive work with functions          who wish to complete studies equivalent to a one-semester,
  and their inverses, conceptual foundations of limit, areas under                introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. Like the
  curves, and slopes of tangents. The course will emphasize symbolic              college course, the purpose of the A.P. course in Statistics is to
  reasoning with expressions, equations, and inequalities, extending              introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting,
  student understanding of the real number system to the complex                  analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. This course is an
  number system. It will build strong conceptual understanding of the             excellent option for students who have completed a third year of high
  rudiments of calculus. The graphing calculator will be integral to              school mathematics. This course is not a substitute for pre-calculus
  student success in this course. A TI-84 or TI-89 is strongly                    class. It is strongly suggested that students have their own graphing
  recommended.                                                                    calculator for the class. A TI-84 is preferred.

Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus                       1385          1      11-12

  2 Trimesters

  This course is the fourth course in the more traditional high school
  mathematics curriculum. It follows Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra
  II. Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus places a heavy emphasis on functions
  and their characteristics described graphically and symbolically.
  Special attention will be given to trigonometric functions. Basic work
  with limits, derivatives, and integrals will be included. Real world
  applications will be included wherever appropriate. The following
  topics will be taught or enhanced in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus:
  exponents and logarithms; function notation; evaluation and
  composition; trigonometric functions, inverses, and identities; vectors
  and parametric equations; conics; complex numbers; discrete topics,
  combinatorics, probability, and data; introduction to limits, derivatives,
  and integrals; polynomial and rational functions. It is strongly
  suggested that students have their own graphing calculator for the
  class. A TI-84 is preferred.

Virtual Math                                      8396                  9-12



  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.



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                                                   Course Credit        Grade                                                    Course Credit        Grade
   Science                                         Number               Level      Science                                       Number               Level

                                                                                Biology

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT                                H20H                  9-12    Biology (Advanced Placement)                     1296        1.5     11-12

                                                                                  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Recommended Prior Course
                                                                                                                     Work: Biology & Chemistry
  TCAPS' Science graduation requirements for students graduating
  prior to 2011.                                                                  Advanced Placement Biology is a rigorous course designed to be the
                                                                                  equivalent of a university-level freshman biology course taken by life-
  Grade                     Credits                Course                         science majors. After demonstrating proficiency (a 3 or better on the
                                                                                  spring AP Biology Exam), students may be granted credit by a college
       9th                  1.0 credit          Biology                           or university and be able to take upper-level courses for which a
  10th-12th                 1.0 credit          Elective Science                  biology/laboratory science course is a prerequisite. This course aims
                                                                                  to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge,
  TOTAL                    2.0 credits                                            and analytical skills necessary to deal with the rapidly changing
                                                                                  science of biology and its impact on society at large. This course has
  TCAPS' Science graduation requirements for students graduating to               received international accreditation from the College Board, the
  2011 and thereafter.                                                            licensing entity of the AP Biology Program. Recommended prior
                                                                                  course work includes: biology and chemistry.
  Grade                     Credits                Course                       Chemistry
        9th                 1.0 credit          Biology
                                                                                Chemistry                                        1292         1      10-12
  10th-12th                 1.0 credit          Chemistry,
                                                Honors Chemistry,
                                                                                  2 Trimesters
                                                Environmental Chemistry,
                                                Physics, or Honors Physics        Chemistry is a creative, demanding, and challenging course. It is an
                            1.0 credit          Science Elective                  extensive traditional study of the interactions between energy and
                                                                                  matter, utilizing technical reading and writing, demonstrations and
  TOTAL                     3.0 credits                                           laboratory investigations. Particular emphasis will be given to learning
                                                                                  and understanding the periodic table, naming compounds, balancing
  Science graduation requirements for students graduating 2011 and                reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, the mole and acids/bases.
  after must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). See "TCAPS'
  Future Course Planner", "TCAPS' Graduation Requirements" (pg 6),
                                                                                Chemistry (Advanced Placement)                   1295        1.5     11-12
  and "Preparing for the Future" for more details.
                                                                                  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Recommended Prior Course
Biology
                                                                                                                     Work: Chemistry & Biology
Biology                                           1204          1         9       The AP Chemistry program provides an opportunity for a secondary
                                                                                  school student to pursue and receive credit for college-level chemistry
  2 Trimesters                                                                    course work completed at the secondary level. The AP program,
                                                                                  sponsored by the College Board, is based on the premise that college-
  Biology is the study of living organisms and their relationship to man.         level material can be taught successfully to able and academically
  Instruction will be focused on reaching the multiple intelligences of our       advanced secondary school students. Credit from select universities
  diverse student population. This will include, the four main practices          may be achieved upon the successful completion of the national AP
  of scientific literacy: identifying scientific principles, using scientific     Chemistry exam. This course will prepare students for the May exam
  principles, using scientific inquiry, and the application of scientific         and provide them with a laboratory portfolio for presentation at their
  principles. Instruction will include inquiry based laboratory                   selected university.
  experiments, lecture style textbook work, related video support, and
  classroom participation.                                                      Chemistry (Honors)                               1291         1      10-12

Biology (Academically                             1205          1         9       2 Trimesters
Talented/Honors)
                                                                                  Honors Chemistry follows much the same path as regular Chemistry,
  2 Trimesters                                                                    but at an accelerated pace with a more rigorous application of math.

  Biology is the study of living organisms and their relationship to man.       Environmental Chemistry                          1290         1      10-12
  Instruction will be focused on reaching the multiple intelligences of our
  diverse student population. This will include, the four main practices          2 Trimesters
  of scientific literacy: identifying scientific principles, using scientific
  principles, using scientific inquiry, and the application of scientific         Environmental Chemistry is an integrated investigation of
  principles. Instruction will include inquiry based laboratory                   environmental science and chemistry that will focus on inquiry with
  experiments, lecture style textbook work, related video support, and            strong math applications and laboratory investigation. This course
  classroom participation. This accelerated honors class is                       follows much the same path as regular chemistry with increased
  recommended for students who excel in math and science.                         emphasis on environmental issues and inquiry.




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                                                   Course Credit       Grade                                                    Course Credit        Grade
   Science                                         Number              Level      Science                                       Number               Level

Physics                                                                        Science

Physics                                           1286          1      11-12   Environmental Science                            1289         1       10-12

  2 Trimesters                                                                   2 Trimesters

  Recommended Prior Course Work in Math: Physics is a                            This course integrates the major branches of science: life, physical,
  mathematically rigorous science where students should be highly                chemical and earth, with environmental topics to provide students with
  proficient in algebraic manipulations including exponents, multiple            a scientific knowledge of our planet earth, its many interconnected
  variable equations as well as right angle trigonometry and scientific          systems, and the ways in which human activities affect it. It is
  notation. Physics is a precise and demanding class with high                   recommended that this course be taken as a preparation for the 11th
  academic rewards. Course problems require a high level of                      grade science proficiency test. Topics covered include: ecosystem
  application and abstract reasoning ability. Laboratory work requires           type and function, interconnections of ecosystems, food webs and
  high degree of precision and includes analysis and the gathering and           chains, biogeochemical cycles, biomes, biodiversity, extinction and
  interpreting of complex data. The course investigates a                        human pupulation dynamics. In addition, this course explores issues
  comprehensive range of physics topics including motion, waves,                 surrounding the use of natural resources: water, land, air,
  mechanics, light, optics, electrical circuits, etc. Laboratories require       atmosphere, climate, waste disposal, energy, and pollution.
  the use of instrumentation and computers.
                                                                               Forensic Science                                 0288        0.5      11-12
Physics (Honors)                                  1285          1      11-12
                                                                                 1 Trimester
  2 Trimesters
                                                                                 Forensic science is the application of science to law, offering the
  Recommended prior course work in Science: Successful completion of             knowledge and technology needed for evidence in criminal and civil
  Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry, or Honors Chemistry, or                 cases. The course focus will be on problem solving. Students will be
  approval of the instructor. Recommended Prior Course Work in Math:             expected to work in teams, theorize, design experiments, research
  This heavily mathematically based class requires competence in                 forensic methodologies, synthesize information, and make
  algebraic manipulations and substitutions, quadratic equations, right          conclusions based on their own empirical evidence. This course will
  and non-right triangles, geometry, and scientific notation.                    be a laboratory driven class involving scientific investigations using
  This advanced course explores many of the same topics as regular               microscopy, chromatography, comparative analysis techniques,
  Physics, but requires a higher degree of mathematics, a stronger               electrophoresis, spot tests, qualitative analysis, mass comparisons,
  sense of abstract reasoning and the ability and motivation to work at a        density analysis, and other qualitative and quantitative examinations.
  more rigorous pace.                                                            Writing will be an integral part of the course including laboratory
                                                                                 reports, results, and conclusions, as well as analyzing case studies.
Physics Extended Topics                           0283         0.5     11-12     Due to the use of chemical reactions in many of the forensic
                                                                                 techniques, students must demonstrate a strong competency in
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics            Chemistry. The class will be rigorous and demanding of the students’
                                     or Physics (Honors)                         time in terms of outside research and required reading.
  Physics Extended Topics is a one trimester elective class offered to
                                                                               Nutrition Science                                1287         1       10-12
  those students who anticipate taking physics in college and/or intend
  to pursue a college degree in science, mathematics, engineering,
                                                                                 2 Trimesters
  health, or related field of study. The topics covered will enhance the
  students’ understanding of physics and the natural world and will              Nutrition Science is the scientific understanding of how food is used in
  include torque, static equilibrium, circular motion, mechanical                the body. This class will highlight nutrition concepts and explore the
  efficiency, planetary mechanics, electrical circuits, digital electronics,     relationships between food science and nutrition. Nutrition Science is
  geometric optics, electromagnetism, relativity and subjects not                not the same as food preparation. As students progress through this
  included in the Michigan state mandated physics curriculum. These              course, they will use the scientific method to study the physiological,
  additional topics are part of most post-secondary physics classes and          biological, and chemical basis for nutrition, food preparation, food
  the goal of this course is to fully prepare a high school student to           preservation, and food processing. Science credit is granted.
  succeed in college physics. This course will continue with the
  laboratory-based, demo-enhanced approach of the first two trimesters
                                                                               Virtual Science                                  8297                 9-12
  of physics.

Physiology
                                                                                 See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
Physiology                                        1284          1      11-12

  2 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Chemistry

  A regular level course focusing on the anatomy, physiology, and
  biochemistry of the human organism. Units on cells, tissues, organs,
  and the organ systems of the body are covered through lecture,
  demonstration, and laboratory experimentation.




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                                                 Course Credit       Grade                                                       Course Credit       Grade
   Social Studies                                Number              Level        Social Studies                                 Number              Level




SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT                       H10H                    9-12   United States History & Geography                1105         1         9
                                                                               (Academically Talented/Honors)
                                                                                 2 Trimesters
  Due to new Michigan standards many courses have been
  reclassified. See General Electives-Social Studies for reclassified            This survey course offers highly motivated students a more
  courses.                                                                       challenging look at history from the American Industrial Revolution to
                                                                                 the Post Cold War World. Using a chronological approach, the course
  TCAPS' Social Studies graduation requirements:                                 investigates issues of U.S. foreign policy and international conflict,
                                                                                 individual and group rights, and the social, economic, and political
  Grade          Credits           Course                                        developments experienced by Americans from the end of the 19th
                                                                                 century to the present. This course involves an analytical study of the
          9th    1.0 credit     US History & Geography or                        nation’s political ideals, and the times and places where people or
                                US History & Geography (AT/Honors)               events challenged, violated, or expanded those ideals.
         10th    1.0 credit     World History & Geography
                                or AP World History                            Virtual Social Studies                           8197                 9-12
   11th-12th     0.5 credit     Economics, AP Macroeconomics,
                                or AP Microeconomics
                 0.5 credit     Civics, or
                                AP U.S. Government and Politics                  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.

  TOTAL          3.0 credits                                                   World History & Geography                        1181         1        10

  Social Studies graduation requirements for students graduating 2011            2 Trimesters
  and after must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MME). See
  "TCAPS' Future Course Planner", "TCAPS' Graduation Requirements"               This course takes a global and comparative approach to studying the
  (pg 6), and "Preparing for the Future" for more details.                       world and its past to develop a greater understanding of the
                                                                                 development of worldwide events, processes, and interactions among
Civics                                          0191        0.5     11-12        the world’s people, cultures, societies, and environment. Integrating
                                                                                 geography and history, Part I covers the eras beginning with the
  1 Trimester                                                                    height of the Roman Empire (300 C.E.) up to the eve of World War I
                                                                                 (1914). Part II covers the World War I era to present day global
  To participate effectively, American citizens need intellectual and            issues: population growth, conflict and security, scarcity of resources,
  participatory skills, as well as knowledge about their government and          and global interdependence.
  society. The knowledge component is embodied in the form of five
  significant and enduring questions. These are questions that have            Social Studies (Advanced Placement)
  continued to engage not only political philosophers and politicians; but
  are questions that do – or should – engage every thoughtful citizen.         European History (Advanced                       1196        1.5     11-12
  The five questions are: What are civic life, politics and government?        Placement)
  What are the origins and foundations of the American political
  system? How does the government established by the constitution                3 Trimesters
  function to embody the purposes, values, and principles of American
  constitutional democracy? What is the relationship of the United               AP European History is a course that examines the period of
  States to other nations, and its role in world affairs? What are the           European history from 1450 to the present, concentrating on
  roles of citizens in American society? Students will also be involved in       intellectual-cultural, political-diplomatic, and social-economic history.
  a citizenship in action project.                                               Students will engage in an analysis of themes and an evaluation of
                                                                                 historical documents in order to trace emergent trends through several
                                                            0.5     11-12        chronological periods. Students will learn to write and employ
Economics                                       0185
                                                                                 effective exposition since half of the AP European History examination
  1 Trimester                                                                    is a document-based essay and a broad interpretive essay, both of
                                                                                 which require supportive evidence. Specific areas of study will include
  The economics content is necessary for the understanding and the               the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Religious Wars, the
  analysis of a wide variety of applications, including those involving          Enlightenment, Napoleonic Europe, nineteenth century revolutions
  individual and household choices, personal finance issues, business            and political ideologies, the Age of Romanticism, twentieth century
  and entrepreneurial decisions, and public policy. Students analyze             world wars, and the post war world. Timely literary works will be
  and study economic concepts and principles in three contextual                 utilized in AP European History to illustrate historical time periods and
  areas: individual and household context, a business context, and a             their respective philosophical and cultural impact on future time
  government or public context and focused around four content areas:            periods.
  the market economy; the national economy; the international
  economy; and personal finance.                                               Macroeconomics (Advanced                         1172        1.5     11-12
                                                                               Placement)
United States History & Geography               1104         1           9
                                                                                 3 Trimesters
  2 Trimesters
                                                                                 AP Macroeconomics - this course is designed to give you a thorough
  This is a survey course of history from the American Industrial                understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an
  Revolution to the Post Cold War World. Using a chronological                   economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular
  approach, the course focuses on the issues of U.S. foreign policy,             emphasis on the study of national income and price determination,
  international conflict, individual and group rights, and the social            and also develops your familiarity with economic performance
  economic, and political developments experienced by Americans from             measures, economic growth, and international economics.
  the end of the 19th century to the present. This course involves a
  study of the nation’s political ideals, and the times and places where
  people or events challenged, violated, or expanded those ideals.



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                                                 Course Credit        Grade                                                     Course Credit        Grade
   Social Studies                                Number               Level      Technology                                     Number               Level

Social Studies (Advanced Placement)

Microeconomics (Advanced                         1171        1.5     11-12    TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT                            H50H                  9-12
Placement)
  3 Trimesters
                                                                                Due to new Michigan standards many courses have been
  AP Microeconomics - this course is to provide a thorough                      reclassified. See VPAA-Technology section for course offerings.
  understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the
  functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and                                                                   Course Credit        Grade
  producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary                Visual, Performing, and                        Number               Level
  emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and                   Applied Arts (Art)
  includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in
  promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.
                                                                              VPAA-Art
United States Government & Politics              1193        1.5     11-12
                                                                              ART DEPARTMENT                                   H60H                  9-12
(Advanced Placement)
  3 Trimesters

  This course is to prepare students for the advanced placement US              Advanced levels of art classes are offered with prior permission of the
  Government and Politics examination that covers the following major           Art instructors.
  content areas: constitutional under-pinning of democracy; political
  beliefs and behaviors of individuals; political parties and interest          Graduation requirements for students graduating 2011 and after must
  groups; mechanisms that facilitate the communication of interests and         meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MME). See "TCAPS' Future
  references by like-minded citizens; the congress, the presidency, the         Course Planner", "TCAPS' Graduation Requirements" (pg 6), and
  bureaucracy and the federal courts; institutions and policy processes;        "Preparing for the Future" for more details.
  and Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Units also include state and local
  government.                                                                 Ceramics                                         0646         0.5      9-12

United States History (Advanced                  1194        1.5     11-12      1 Trimester
Placement)                                                                      The ceramics course consists of learning to make objects on the
  3 Trimesters                                                                  potter's wheel, slab constructed pots, coil pots, and sculptures.
                                                                                Students will also learn various surface decoration techniques, in
  Surveying the history of the United States begins with the colonial           addition to traditional glazing. Students will focus on both historical
  period, and ends with international affairs and domestic changes in the       pottery forms as well as contemporary ceramics. Mixing glazes from
  post-1945 period, to present. In the Preface to the text, AMERICAN            chemicals, studying their composition and the techniques of glaze
  PEOPLE, the authors state that one of their major goals is to provide         application are integral parts of the course. An advanced level of this
  students with a rich, balanced, and thought-provoking treatment of the        course is available with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an
  American past. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive              advanced credit earned.
  overview of U.S. history, and provide students with the analytical skills
  and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems        Computer Art                                     0603         0.5      9-12
  and materials in U.S. history. Students should learn to assess
  historical materials, their relevance to; a given interpretive problem,       1 Trimester
  reliability and importance, and to weigh the evidence and
  interpretations presented in historical scholarship. This course              Students will create visual images using a variety of computer and
  develops the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of        other electronic media. "Fine art" techniques will be explored as well
  an informed judgment, and to present reasons and evidence clearly             as production methods and standards for practical and commercial
  and persuasively in essay format. The goal is for students to be              graphic design purposes. Some exercises involving traditional media
  prepared to take the college-level examination, which can earn a year         will lead to a fuller understanding of the unique character of electronic
  college credit in U.S. History. Preparation for this exam, as well as         media, while emphasizing sound principles of visual design. This
  course requirements will include striking a balance between learning          course utilizes: Word, Paint, Photoshop, internet applications, and
  factual knowledge and increasing critical thinking skills of analysis,        other programming as approved through the Technology Department.
  interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation.                                    An advanced level of this course is available with instructor approval.
                                                                                Transcript will reflect an advanced credit earned.
World History (Advanced Placement)               1187        1.5     10-12
                                                                              Drawing                                          0639         0.5      9-12
  3 Trimesters
                                                                                1 Trimester
  The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater
  understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in            Drawing is the foundation for most other art courses and should be
  different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced            practiced continually by the interested art student. The course will
  through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate          emphasize developing skills. Innovative, as well as basic drawing
  analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global      techniques will be studied. Students will be required to keep a
  frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as                      sketchbook. Successful completion of this course serves as a
  comparisons among major societies. It emphasizes relevant factual             prerequisite for Painting, College Preparation Art, and Advanced
  knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and important skills in               Placement Studio Art. An advanced level of this course is available
  analyzing types of historical evidence. Students will enjoy the               with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an advanced credit
  following areas of concentration: human origins and human culture;            earned.
  the importance of farming and the world's first cities; early empires and
  world religions; the first global age; the global impact of western
  revolutions; the modern era; and evolving identities in a global world.




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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                    Course Credit       Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                        Number               Level      Visual, Performing, and                       Number              Level
   Applied Arts (Art)                                                             Applied Arts (Art)

VPAA-Art                                                                       VPAA-Art

Metals & Jewelry                                 0644         0.5      9-12    Traditional American Arts                       0641        0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester                                                                    1 Trimester

  This course covers basic techniques and concepts of metalsmithing              This class explores the background of many traditional American arts.
  such as cutting, sawing, drilling, riveting, filing, and casting. Students     Students will learn art forms such as weaving, quilting, beading, small
  will learn both cold and heat joining fabrication techniques to create a       scale metal work, and pottery. Both traditional and contemporary art
  variety of projects including: key chains, necklaces, earrings, pins,          will be studied. An advanced level of this course is available with
  and rings. Students will also be introduced to small scale casting as          instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an advanced credit earned.
  well as bending and forming techniques. All projects incorporate
  principles of design and place an emphasis on craftsmanship and              Virtual VPAA (Art)                              8645                 9-12
  personal expression. Materials for required work will be provided.
  Students may supply their own sterling silver or other optional
  materials such as beads, chains, and cords. An advanced level of this
  course is available with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an       See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
  advanced credit earned.
                                                                                                                                Course Credit       Grade
Painting                                         0640         0.5      9-12       Visual, Performing, and                       Number              Level
                                                                                  Applied Arts (Music)
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Successful completion of drawing
                                     course.
  Successful completion of Drawing serves as a prerequisite for
  Painting, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. This course will                Virtual VPAA (Music)                            8686                 9-12
  explore techniques in painting. Media to be used includes watercolor,
  acrylics, and tempera. Surfaces such as paper, canvas board,
  Masonite and canvas cloth will be prepared for painting. A study of
  some historical approaches to painting will lead to traditional and            See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.
  innovative techniques in class. An advanced level of this course is
  available with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an advanced      Band
  credit earned.
                                                                               Concert Band                                    1658        1.5      9-12
Photography                                      0607         0.5      9-12
                                                                                 3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition &
  1 Trimester                                                                                                       instructor approval.

  This class explores a wide variety of photographic techniques,                 This class is primarily for those students who are developing musical
  including digital and traditional darkroom methods. Students will learn        skills. The emphasis of the class will be on the application of basic
  to create strong photographic compositions, to develop black and               skills involved to play, read, and understand the many facets of
  white film, and to print final images. Students learn when and how             instrumental music. High school members of the Concert Band are
  photography started, how it relates to the other arts, and how and why         required to participate in the Marching Band. Attendance at out-of-
  a camera works. Both classroom activities and darkroom lab                     school practices and performances is required. Enrollment in this
  assignments are part of the required program. A textbook                       class is a year-long commitment.
  accompanies the coursework. An advanced level of this course is
  available with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an advanced      Jazz Band                                       1691        1.5      9-12
  credit earned.
                                                                                 3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition &
                                                                                                                    instructor approval.
Sculpture                                        0643         0.5      9-12
                                                                                 The emphasis of the class will be on establishing and developing skills
  1 Trimester                                                                    involved to play, read, and understand the many facets of instrumental
                                                                                 jazz music. Special emphasis will be placed on improvisation skills,
  In this course students will make sculpture by additive (built) and            jazz theory, style, and history of jazz. Attendance at out-of-school
  subtractive (carved) process. A variety of media (clay, plaster, stone,        practices and performances is required. Enrollment in this class is a
  paper, metal, wood, etc) will be explored. Historical and contemporary         year-long commitment.
  sculptors and sculpture will be reviewed. Quality craftsmanship and
  presentation of work will be stressed along with creative involvement        Percussion Ensemble                             0689        0.5      9-12
  with the assignments. An advanced level of this course is available
  with instructor approval. Transcript will reflect an advanced credit           1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition &
  earned.                                                                                                           instructor approval.

                                                              1.5     11-12      This class is designed for percussion students of the high school
Studio Art (Advanced Placement)                  1647
                                                                                 bands. Other students who have percussion skills may apply for the
  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Drawing in 9th grade or beyond,             class through an interview with the instructor. The focus of the class
                                     successful completion of required           will be on advanced percussion techniques, concert music and the
                                     summer artwork prior to beginning           seasonal demands made of the percussion section.
                                     of school or a portfolio of required
                                     drawings.
  The A.P. Studio Art class is intended for high school juniors or seniors
  who are preparing either the drawing, 2-D design or 3-D design
  portfolio for submission to Advanced Placement adjudication. Through
  the guidance of the instructor, the student will develop the three
  required areas of the A. P. Studio Art Portfolio; Quality, Concentration,
  and Breadth. Students may develop work in any medium, but must
  gear their work to the specifics of the A.P. submission requirements.

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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                    Course Credit      Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                        Number               Level      Visual, Performing, and                       Number             Level
   Applied Arts (Music)                                                           Applied Arts (Music)

Band                                                                           Orchestra

Symphony Band                                     1666        1.5      9-12    Philharmonia Orchestra                          1659        1.5     9-12

  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition &         3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition &
                                     instructor approval.                                                          instructor approval.
  This class is for students with advanced musical skills. The emphasis          Philharmonia Strings is designed for students with advanced
  of the class will be on developing and reinforcing advanced skills             performance, theory, ensemble, and musical skills. Performances
  involved to play, read, and understand the many facets of instrumental         include holiday programs, district and state band and orchestra
  music necessary for successful participation in the TCAPS band                 festivals, district solo and ensemble festivals, and spring concerts.
  program and MSBOA events. Attendance at out-of-school practices                Attendance at out-of-school practices and performances is required.
  and performances is required. High school members of the                       Enrollment is based on audition and is a year-long commitment.
  Symphony Band are required to participate in the Marching Band.
  Enrollment in this class is a year commitment.                               Symphony Orchestra                              1667        1.5     9-12

Wind Ensemble                                     1660        1.5      9-12      3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition &
                                                                                                                   instructor approval.
  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition &
                                                                                 Emphasis is on advancing skills involved to play, read, and
                                     instructor approval.
                                                                                 understand the many facets of instrumental music necessary for
  This class is for students with advanced musical skills. The emphasis          successful participation in the TCAPS orchestra program.
  of the class will be on developing and reinforcing advanced skills             Performances include holiday programs, district and state band and
  involved to play, read, and understand the many facets of instrumental         orchestra festivals, district solo and ensemble festivals, and spring
  music necessary for successful participation in the TCAPS band                 concerts. Attendance at out-of-school practices and performances is
  program. Attendance at out-of-school practices and performances is             required. Enrollment is based on audition and this class is a year-long
  required. High school members of the Wind Ensemble are required to             commitment.
  participate in the Marching Band. Enrollment in this class is a year-
  long commitment.                                                             Vocal

Music (General)                                                                Bel Cantos                                      1697        1.5     9-12

Music Theory                                      0690        0.5      9-12      3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition
                                                                                                                   &/or instructor approval.
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Spring Only
                                                                                 This advanced and auditioned ensemble is designed for the female
  Music Theory is a non-performance class designed for those students            singer who has demonstrated advanced vocal technique, theory,
  who are considering a music major on the college level, or who have a          ensemble, and musical skills. Attendance at out-of-school practices
  serious interest in learning more about the technical and theoretical          and performances is required.
  aspects of music. The course will deal with rhythmic, harmonic, and
                                                                               Choral-Aires                                    1696        1.5     9-12
  melodic skills necessary for success in either a performing group, or in
  continued study of music.
                                                                                 3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition
                                                                                                                   &/or instructor approval.
Sound Production                                  0687        0.5      9-12
                                                                                 This class is designed for the students with advanced vocal technique,
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Instructor approval.                        theory, ensemble and musical skills with many performance
                                                                                 opportunities scheduled throughout the year. Attendance at out-of-
  Students learn the basic use of, theories of, and applications of, sound       school practices and performances is required. Additional large
  and acoustics as it relates to current sound technologies (e.g. mixing         ensemble membership will be encouraged.
  boards). The focus will be on knowledge of equipment, use and care
  of equipment, theories of sound principles and on application of skills      Chorale                                         1695        1.5     9-12
  in the field (e.g. concerts, public address systems, taping and editing,
  sound studio work). The course is a one trimester course, but                  3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition
  students must enroll in two trimesters to receive credit with the option                                         &/or instructor approval.
  of signing up for a third trimester. Instructor permission is required for
  class enrollment. Attendance at out-of-school practices and                    Chorale is an advanced choir, demonstrating advanced vocal
  performances is required.                                                      technique, theory, ensemble, and musical skills with many
                                                                                 performance opportunities scheduled throughout the year.
Orchestra                                                                        Attendance at out-of-school practices and performances is required.

Concert Orchestra                                 1693        1.5      9-12    Concert Choir                                   1694        1.5     9-12

  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition &           3 Trimesters        Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition
                                     instructor approval.                                                          &/or instructor approval.

  The emphasis of the class will be on developing and refining skills            Concert Choir is an intermediate mixed ensemble for students who
  involved to play, read, and understand any facet of music necessary            have demonstrated musical ability and skills, and meet the
  for successful participation in the high school orchestra program.             performance requirements set by the instructor. Attendance at out-of-
  Special emphasis will be placed on developing musical maturity and             school practices and performances is required.
  expression. Performance opportunities include concerts in the fall,
  winter and spring, as well as participation in the M.S.B.O.A. festivals.
  Attendance at out-of-school practices and performances is required.
  Enrollment in this class is a year-long commitment.




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                                                 Course Credit       Grade                                                      Course Credit       Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                       Number              Level      Visual, Performing, and                         Number              Level
   Applied Arts (Music)                                                         Applied Arts (VPAA)

Vocal                                                                        Business-VPAA

Varsity Men's Ensemble                          1663        1.5      9-12    Marketing: How to Run a Business                  0906        0.5      10-12

  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition           1 Trimester
                                     &/or instructor approval.
                                                                               This course provides opportunities for students to understand the
  The emphasis of the class will be on advancing skills involving vocal        fundamentals of marketing with an in-depth study of the operation and
  techniques, reading music, and understanding the many facets of              management of a small business. Special emphasis will be placed on
  vocal music necessary for successful participation in the TCAPS choir        the concept of entrepreneurship and provide students with a realistic
  program. This course is designed for but not limited to first and second     framework for starting their own business. (No prerequisite)
  year male choral students at the high school level. Attendance at out-
  of- school practices and performances is required.                                                                                       0.5      10-12
                                                                             Marketing: Advertising                            0907
Varsity Women's Ensemble                        1665        1.5      9-12      1 Trimester
  3 Trimesters         Prerequisite: Students are placed by audition           This course provides opportunities for students to understand the
                                     &/or instructor approval.                 fundamentals of marketing with an in-depth study of advertising.
  The emphasis of the class will be on advancing skills involving vocal        Students will apply their knowledge of advertising through
  techniques, reading music, and understanding the many facets of              applications, assessments, and projects. They will create an
  vocal music necessary for successful participation in the TCAPS choir        advertising plan for a local business as their capstone project. (No
  program. This course is designed for but not limited to first and second     prerequisite)
  year female choral students at the high school level. Attendance at out-
  of- school practices and performances is required.                         Marketing: Interior Design and                    1908         1       10-12
                                                                             Merchandising
                                                 Course Credit       Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                       Number              Level     2 Trimesters
   Applied Arts (VPAA)
                                                                               This course teaches students how to combine the principles of good
                                                                               design with basic marketing skills to create pleasing spaces, both
                                                                               residential and commercial, which meet the needs of their clients.
                                                                               Students will have the opportunity to work with fabrics, furniture, paint,
VISUAL, PERFORMING AND                          H90H                 9-12      wallpaper, flooring, and accessories to design aesthetically pleasing
APPLIED ARTS (VPAA)                                                            interiors. (No prerequisite)

                                                                             Web Publishing                                    0931        0.5      9-12

                                                                               1 Trimester
Virtual Visual, Performing and                  8967                 9-12
Applied Arts                                                                   Students will develop skills that lay the foundation for producing web-
                                                                               ready communications through learning about graphic design
                                                                               principles, storyboards, web development, project management, and
                                                                               redesign. Throughout the trimester, students develop a variety of
  See page 5 of this guide and contact your counselor for more details.        graphical images, animations, and various websites. Four key skill
                                                                               development areas include: analyzing, planning, organizing, and
Business-VPAA                                                                  developing audience focused websites.

Business Technology (B.T.) I                    0909        0.5     10-12    English-VPAA
  1 Trimester                                                                Broadcast Communications                          0910        0.5      9-12
  Business Technology (I) is a computer driven course that provides            1 Trimester
  students the opportunities to acquire technology skills for school,
  business, and future careers. Students develop technology skills in          Broadcast Communications is designed for students who are
  Microsoft Word (word processing), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet),             interested in learning skills necessary for the radio broadcast medium.
  Microsoft Publisher (desktop publishing), and Macromedia Fireworks           Students write and perform news, advertisements, and commercial
  (graphics). Emphasis is also placed on communication, organization,          radio shows while gaining experience in most facets of radio
  teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. All students are urged to         broadcasting. As individuals and in groups, students will experience
  take this course in order to obtain the technology and employability         many of the roles and responsibilities found at a commercial radio
  skills needed in today’s world. A full year of BT is strongly                station. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to work successfully as
  recommended.                                                                 a productive member of small and large groups. The emphasis of this
                                                                               class is on writing and speaking performance. This course does not
Business Technology (B.T.) II                   0945        0.5     10-12      meet NCAA Clearinghouse standards.
  1 Trimester                                                                Forensics                                         0912        0.5      9-12
  Business Technology (II) is a computer driven course that provides           1 Trimester
  students the opportunities to acquire technology skills for school,
  business, and future careers. Students develop technology skills in          This does not involve criminal investigations or forensic medicine;
  Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation), Microsoft Access (database),            however, you may choose to speak about these topics. Areas of
  Macromedia Dreamweaver (web page design), and Macromedia                     concentration include storytelling, humorous reading, oral
  Fireworks (graphics). Emphasis is also placed on communication,              interpretation of prose and poetry, extemporaneous speaking, drama,
  organization, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. All students        and original oratory in individual and group settings. The major
  are urged to take this course in order to obtain the technology and          emphasis of the class is performance. Opportunities exist for
  employability skills needed in today’s world. A full year of BT is           competitive work with the school's forensics team.
  strongly recommended.

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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                      Course Credit        Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                        Number               Level      Visual, Performing, and                         Number               Level
   Applied Arts (VPAA)                                                            Applied Arts (VPAA)

English-VPAA                                                                   English-VPAA

Honors Debate                                    0911         0.5      9-12    Theatre Arts I – Intro to Theatre                 0916         0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester                                                                    1 Trimester

  Debate is an honors course offered one trimester that is designed to           Theatre Arts I is the study of various aspects of acting. Students will
  teach extensive research techniques and their application toward the           perform monologues, pantomimes, and scene work with major
  solution to a specific problem. This is a challenging course                   emphasis on developing characterization and stage movement. The
  incorporating research, reasoning, analysis, argumentation,                    course will culminate in an evening presentation of student stage work
  persuasion, and speaking skills. Opportunities exist for competitive           that will require the participation of each student. Attendance at out-of-
  work with the school's debate team.                                            school practices and performances is required for credit.

Public Speaking                                  0932         0.5      9-12    Theatre Arts II - Beginning Play                  0917         0.5      9-12
                                                                               Production
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 1 Trimester           Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I
  This is a course designed to help acquire self-confidence and poise
  while developing the ability to express oneself verbally and                   Theatre Arts II will hone skills learned in Theatre Arts I and will involve
  communicate information clearly. The emphasis is placed on                     a one-act children’s play production. Major emphasis in this course
  organization, structure, research, delivery, and effective                     will be placed on further development of character, stage movement,
  communication skills. Examples of speeches this course may include             and ensemble building. The course will result in four public
  are informative, persuasive, demonstration, sales, and personal                performances of a children’s one act play that will require the
  experience. This is a course designed for both the reluctant and               participation of each student. Attendance at out of school practices
  comfortable public speaker.                                                    and performances is required for credit.

School Newspaper                                 1914         1.5      9-12    Theatre Arts III – Advanced Theatre               0918         0.5      11-12

  3 Trimesters                                                                   1 Trimester           Prerequisite: Placed by audition

  Newspaper class is run as a professional newspaper: the entire                 Theatre Arts III is open to juniors and seniors who have successfully
  community receives the paper nine times a year. Student editors, in            completed Theatre Arts I and II, Theatre Inquiry, or their equivalent.
  teams with staff, run all aspects of production: photography, graphics,        Emphasis will be placed on advanced techniques and principals of
  layout and design, writing, budgeting, ad sales, and circulation.              acting theory and the production of a full length play of historical,
  Leadership skills are necessary for editors, who must be enrolled for          social, and/or literary significance. Public performances of the play will
  all three trimesters. Editors help teach other students interviewing and       require the participation of each student. Attendance at out of school
  journalistic skills in all genres: news, opinion, sports, arts and             practices and performances is required for credit.
  entertainment, and feature. All students determine newspaper content
  by generating newsworthy ideas of interest to their peers. Strong            Yearbook                                          1920         1.5      9-12
  writing skills preferred, but not required. Strong interpersonal skills
  and personal discipline are also essential. Students are encouraged            3 Trimesters
  to take the class more than one year and all three trimesters.
  Coverage and production require outside of school time.                        Yearbook is a lab based, hands-on class. Student editors, in teams
                                                                                 with staff, run all aspects of production: photography, graphics, layout
Stagecraft                                       0915         0.5      9-12      and design, writing, budgeting, ad sales and distribution. Leadership
                                                                                 skills are necessary for editors, who must be enrolled for all three
  1 Trimester                                                                    trimesters. Editors help teach other students interviewing,
                                                                                 photographic, and journalistic skills in sports and feature writing.
  Stagecraft is a one trimester course with an emphasis on independent           Yearbook coverage and content are determined by staff. Strong
  learning and problem solving. This class will provide the technical            writing skills preferred, but not required. Students must be able to
  theatre support for school productions. Emphasis in this class is on           work independently and cooperatively as a staff. After school and/or
  design and execution in the areas of set, lighting, make-up, publicity         weekend work may be required to meet deadlines. Students are
  and costuming. Because the content will vary with each production,             encouraged to take the class more than one year and all three
  this class may be taken for credit more than once. Attendance at after-        trimesters.
  school practices, performances, and/or work bees is required for credit.
                                                                               Technology-VPAA
Theater Inquiry - Technical Theatre              0919         0.5      9-12
                                                                               Architectural Drawing                             1923          1       10-12
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 2 Trimesters          Prerequisite: Engineering Graphics, Mechanical
  The students of this class will collectively write and produce an original                                         Drawing or C.A.D.D.
  play and perform it for the entire school at the end of the trimester.
                                                                                 This course is designed to teach students the basics of drawing
  Students will participate in ensemble building exercises, stage
                                                                                 residential home plans. The student prepares floor, foundation, and
  movement, improvisation, and character analysis. Emphasis will be
                                                                                 basement plans, as well as elevations, roof, wall, and kitchen details.
  on participation, personal performance growth and presentation skills.
                                                                                 The student will also learn to use specification books, analyze
  There will be one after school rehearsal that students will be required
                                                                                 materials and the basics of residential construction. Students will use
  to attend during prior to the final production.
                                                                                 CAD software to create three- dimensional home designs.




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                                                  Course Credit        Grade                                                      Course Credit       Grade
   Visual, Performing, and                        Number               Level      Visual, Performing, and                         Number              Level
   Applied Arts (VPAA)                                                            Applied Arts (VPAA)

Technology-VPAA                                                                Technology-VPAA

Computer Aided Drafting & Design                  0922        0.5     10-12    Engineering Problem Solving                       0928        0.5      9-12

  1 Trimester                                                                    1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Algebra

  This course offers an exposure to the real world tools used by design          This course is designed for the student who may pursue a career in
  professionals and computer graphic engineers. Since C.A.D.D. is the            engineering. Students will work in small groups and individually to
  required tool of engineers, architects, and designers it is never too          solve engineering problems and activities. Design, imagination, and
  early for students to learn how drawings are produced from the initial         creativity are all key elements within this class and the various units of
  sketches to plotting and printing the final C.A.D.D. results. This             study. This class is project oriented and will give each student an
  course is a self-paced, hands-on class designed for students                   excellent background for future engineering and technical career
  preparing for future professional or technical careers. For students           programs. A must class for engineering students.
  planning on engineering or design programs at the university level,
  this may be the only C.A.D.D. class they will have an opportunity to         Programming A                                     0924        0.5      9-12
  take.
                                                                                 1 Trimester
Computer Aided Drafting & Design                  0921        0.5     10-12
(Advanced)                                                                       This is the first course in programming. Students will learn to use a
                                                                                 computer system to write programs and problem-solve. Course topics
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Computer Aided Drafting & Design            include basic computer use, variables, expression statements, loops,
                                     (C.A.D.D.)                                  strings, formatting, arrays and graphics as well as appropriate
                                                                                 program design. The class is taught through lecture, discussion, and
  This course continues with self-paced instruction and has the students
                                                                                 primarily lab work.
  add to their AutoCAD system knowledge. Students continue working
  on a full set of dimensioned mechanical and assembly drawings.
                                                                               Programming B                                     0925        0.5      9-12
  Once these are finished, the student continues working on 3-
  dimensional drawings both 3-D line drawings, 3-D surfaces and finally,         1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Programming A
  3-D solid modeling. The course is focused on individual work and
  allows students to progress at their own pace. It is a hands-on class          This course is a continuation of Programming A. Students will refine
  designed for those thinking about future professional or technical             and extend skills learned in the Programming A course. Course topics
  careers. Students finishing this class will be able to continue on with        will include review of materials from the first course and continue with
  complete articulation to the technical programs at the Career Tech             graphics, arrays, sorting, file types, and document interface as well as
  Center or the Design Engineering Program at Northwestern Michigan              appropriate program design. This class is taught through lecture,
  College. For the students planning on engineering or design programs           discussion, and mainly lab work. This course may be taken for more
  at the university level, these may be the only C.A.D.D. classes they           than one trimester.
  will have an opportunity to take. This course may be taken for more
  than one trimester.                                                                                                                        0.5      9-12
                                                                               Video (Television) Production                     0930
Electronics                                       0926        0.5     10-12      1 Trimester
  1 Trimester          Prerequisite: Algebra                                     Video Production is a course that introduces students to the structure,
                                                                                 content, theory, and technical aspects of video production as it applies
  This course will introduce students to the basic electrical circuits,          to the television broadcasting, commercial video production, as well as
  wiring, electronics, computer technology, and residential wiring.              the film industry. Students will study and apply many video and film
  Projects and related activities will be completed in the lab to reinforce      production techniques and concepts. After acquiring knowledge of the
  instruction in each unit of study. An excellent course for students            basic skills used in planning, creating, and presenting video projects,
  interested in electronics and computer technology.                             students will work in small groups to create various video based
                                                                                 projects using digital recording and editing equipment. This is a
Engineering & Technology                          0929        0.5      9-12      challenging “hands-on” course for the creative individual who wishes
                                                                                 to explore and work with the rapidly growing media. (Students may
  1 Trimester
                                                                                 elect to take Advanced Video Production with the opportunity to work
                                                                                 on assigned projects that benefit the school and the community by
  This course introduces students to areas of technology in our world
                                                                                 permission only.)
  today and in the future. Units of study include: robotics, aerodynamics
  and engineering, rocketry and flight, laser technology, and structural                                                          Course Credit       Grade
  design.                                                                         Traverse Bay Area                               Number              Level
Engineering Graphics                              0927        0.5      9-12
                                                                                  Career-Tech Center (2 hr
                                                                                  block)
  1 Trimester

  This course introduces the student to the basics of mechanical
  drawing, engineering graphics, and computer aided drafting. Units of
  study include sketching, lettering, layout, view drawings, dimensioning,     TBAISD CAREER TECH CENTER                        H77H                  11-12
  pictorial, working drawings, and computer aided drafting. This course
  is a must for students interested in engineering and C.A.D.D.
                                                                                 Juniors and Seniors electing to sign up for a Career Tech Center
                                                                                 course must substitute English Language Arts-11 with English
                                                                                 Language Arts-11 (CTC-Full Year) and English Language Arts-12 with
                                                                                 English Language Arts-12 (CTC-Full Year). This applies to all CTC
                                                                                 courses with the exception of Manufacturing Technology Academy
                                                                                 (MTA) and Teacher Academy.




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                                                  Course Credit      Grade                                                     Course Credit        Grade
   Traverse Bay Area                              Number             Level      Traverse Bay Area                              Number               Level
   Career-Tech Center (2 hr                                                     Career-Tech Center (2 hr
   block)                                                                       block)

Arts & Communication                                                         Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Visual Imaging Technology                        9785            3   11-12   Automotive Technology                             9794        3        11-12

  3 Trimesters                                                                 3 Trimesters

  Are you artistic and creative?                                               Are cars your passion?
  VISUAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY                                                    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  offers the opportunity to:                                                   offers the opportunity to:
  • develop and produce work for real clients in the community.                • troubleshoot problems and service automobiles.
  • complete projects in design, video, animation, and print.                  • work with mentors in local repair facilities.
  • build a portfolio and earn college credit.                                 • become a certified technician and earn college credit.

Business, Management, Marketing, Technology                                  Construction Trades                               9792        3        11-12

Accounting/Office Technology                     9799            3   11-12     3 Trimesters

  3 Trimesters                                                                 Do you want to learn to build houses?
                                                                               CONSTRUCTION TRADES
  Do you want to run a business?                                               offers the opportunity to:
  ACCOUNTING/OFFICE TECHNOLOGY                                                 • use power tools and work with building materials.
  offers the opportunity to:                                                   • learn carpentry, masonry, drywall, and roofing.
  • participate in an entrepreneurship program.                                • earn college credit.
  • learn standard accounting and office practices.
  • earn college credit.                                                     Drafting & Design Technology                      9790        3        11-12

Computer Programming/Web                         9793            3   11-12     3 Trimesters
Programming & Design
                                                                               Do you want to be an engineer or architect?
  3 Trimesters                                                                 DRAFTING & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
                                                                               offers the opportunity to:
  Do you want to develop websites and create computer games?                   • use the latest software, build models, and do rapid prototyping.
  COMPUTER PROGRAMMING/WEB PROGRAMMING & DESIGN                                • create drawings for real design projects.
  offers the opportunity to:                                                   • earn college credit.
  • develop actual websites.
  • learn programming languages and write code.                              Electrical Occupations                            9786        3        11-12
  • earn college credit.
  On-line session available.                                                   3 Trimesters

Culinary Arts                                    9791            3   11-12     Are you interested in electricity?
                                                                               ELECTRICAL OCCUPATIONS
  3 Trimesters                                                                 offers the opportunity to:
                                                                               • work with electricians on projects in the field.
  Do you see yourself in the restaurant business?                              • learn commercial, industrial, and residential wiring.
  CULINARY ARTS                                                                • earn college credit.
  offers the opportunity to:
  • experiment with recipes and cook creatively with food.                   Manufacturing Technology Academy                  9780       4.5       11-12
  • learn all aspects of running a restaurant from developing the menu to
  serving dessert.                                                             3 Trimesters
  • earn industry certification and college credit.
                                                                               Are you interested in engineering, manufacturing, and robotics?
Information Technology Academy                   9783            3   11-12     MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY
                                                                               offers the opportunity to:
  3 Trimesters                                                                 • work in teams to design, build, and compete with robots.
                                                                               • partner with mentors to solve industry-related problems.
  Do you want to become a computer wizard?                                     • earn academic and college credit.
  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY                                               This is a TBAISD program housed at the M-TEC facility.
  offers the opportunity to:
  • learn computer networking and repair.                                    Power Equipment Technology                        9778        3        11-12
  • operate and maintain the classroom local area network (LAN).
  • earn college credit and industry certification.                            3 Trimesters

Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology                              Are you interested in two-stroke and four-stroke engines?
                                                                               POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
Auto Body Repair                                 9796            3   11-12     offers the opportunity to:
                                                                               • work with boats, ATVs, and lawn and garden equipment.
  3 Trimesters                                                                 • complete repairs on diesel and golf course machinery
                                                                               • earn college credit and industry certifications.
  Do you want to paint and repair cars?
  AUTO BODY REPAIR
  offers the opportunity to:
  • use high tech equipment.
  • work as a team on the class project car.
  • earn the State of Michigan auto body repair certification.


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                                                    Course Credit         Grade                                                     Course Credit        Grade
   Traverse Bay Area                                Number                Level      Traverse Bay Area                              Number               Level
   Career-Tech Center (2 hr                                                          Career-Tech Center (2 hr
   block)                                                                            block)

Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology                                 Human Services

Precision Machining Technology                      9781          3       11-12   Public Safety/Protective Services                9772         3       11-12

  3 Trimesters                                                                      3 Trimesters

  Do you want to learn how to use a lathe, mill, or CNC machine?                    Do you want to protect and serve your community?
  PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY                                                    PUBLIC SAFETY/PROTECTIVE SERVICES
  offers the opportunity to:                                                        offers the opportunity to:
  • build a personal set of tools.                                                  • use state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
  • participate in a paid internship at an area business.                           • work with professionals in emergency services, firefighting, and law
  • earn college credit and industry certifications.                                enforcement.
  This is a TBAISD program housed at the M-TEC facility.                            • earn CERT, EMT, Firefighter, MFR certifications.

Skilled Trades                                      9771          3       11-12   Teacher Academy                                  9777        1.5      11-12

  3 Trimesters                                                                      3 Trimesters

  Are you a “fix it” person?                                                        Have you always dreamed of being a teacher?
  SKILLED TRADES                                                                    TEACHER ACADEMY
  offers the opportunity to:                                                        offers the opportunity to:
  • learn a wide variety of maintenance and repair skills.                          • work with a variety of students and teachers at different grade levels.
  • build projects from wood, metal, and other materials.                           • develop actual lessons and activities.
  • earn a National Career Readiness certificate.                                   • gain teaching experience and earn college credit as a high school
                                                                                    student.
Welding & Fabrication                               9775          3       11-12
                                                                                  Natural Resources & Agriscience
  3 Trimesters
                                                                                  Agriscience / Natural Resources                  9784         3       11-12
  Do you want to learn how to weld?
  WELDING & FABRICATION                                                             3 Trimesters
  offers the opportunity to:
  • use and wear the tools and equipment of the trade.                              Do you like working with plants and animals?
  • work with metals on welding and fabrication projects.                           AGRISCIENCE/NATURAL RESOURCES
  • take the welder qualification tests and earn college credit.                    offers the opportunity to:
                                                                                    • grow ornamental and food plants in the greenhouse.
Health Sciences                                                                     • learn greenhouse production and floral design in the student-run
                                                                                    business.
Health Science Technology                           9779          3       11-12     • earn college credit and floral or nursery certification.

  3 Trimesters

  Do you see yourself employed in the health care industry?
  HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
  offers the opportunity to:
  • learn patient care skills such as vital signs, CPR, and first aid.
  • participate in a field experience at a health care work site.
  • earn CNA certification and college credit.

Therapeutic Careers in Medicine                     9770          3       11-12

  3 Trimesters

  Are you interested in physical therapy or sports medicine?
  THERAPEUTIC CAREERS IN MEDICINE
  offers the opportunity to:
  • participate in health and wellness activities.
  • learn patient care skills including nutrition, athletic taping, and
  ambulation.
  • earn CNA certification and college credit.

Human Services

Early Childhood Education                           9789          3       11-12

  3 Trimesters

  Do you enjoy working with children?
  EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
  offers the opportunity to:
  • create age-appropriate activities for young children.
  • work with children and participate in workshops and conferences,
  field trips, and volunteer activities.
  • earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.


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          High School Science Pathways




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                                                                                       Traverse City Area Public Schools




          8th Grade                         Earth Science (202)
                                Earth Science (Academically Talented) (203)




                                               Biology (204)
          9th Grade             Biology (Academically Talented/Honors) (205)




                                              Honors Chemistry        Environmental          Environmental        Nutrition Science     Principles of
          10th Grade      Chemistry (292)
                                                   (291)             Chemistry (290)         Science (289)              (287)         Technology (282)




          11th Grade/     Chemistry (292)     Forensic Science        Environmental          Environmental        Nutrition Science      Physiology
          12th Grade                               (288)             Chemistry (290)         Science (289)              (287)              (284)


                              Physics           Principles of       Physics Extended           Honors                   Honors        AP Biology (296)
                               (286)          Technology (282)           Topics             Chemistry (291)          Physics (285)
                                                                          (283)

                        AP Chemistry (295)
          High School Math Pathways                                    Traverse City Area Public Schools
                                                                       Class of 2010 students are required to earn 2.0 credits: one in 9th grade, and one
                                                                       during 10th-12th grade. The Class of 2011 and thereafter must earn 4.0 credits in
                                                                       grades 10-12.




          8th Grade       8th Grade Algebra I (303)




          9th Grade            Algebra I (307)                   Geometry (382)




                                                                                           Accelerated Functions, Trig & Analysis (Academically Talented/
          10th Grade          Geometry (382)                     Algebra II (384)          Honors) (394)-(Exclusively for students completing Accelerated
                                                                                                            Algebra, Data & Geometry)



                        Algebra II (384)         Functions, Trig & Analysis            Pre-Calculus                    Accelerated Pre-Calculus
          11th Grade/                                      (387)                          (388)                   Academically Talented/Honors) (395)
          12th Grade


                        Trig/Pre-Calculus             AP Calculus AB                  AP Calculus BC              AP Statistics           AP Statistics
                              (385)                       (392)                           (393)                      (389)                 Full Year




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                                                                                                                                             (391)
                                                                                                                                    English Language Arts-9 (006)
          9th Grade                                                                                                  English Language Arts-9 (Academically Talented/Honors (005)
                                                                                                                                    English Language Arts-9 (006)
          9th Grade                                                                                                  English Language Arts-9 (Academically Talented/Honors (005)
          High School English Language Arts Pathways                                                                               English Language Arts-10 (082) or
          10th Grade                                                                                                 English Language Arts-10 (Academically Talented/Honors) (081)




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                                                                                                                                                  Traverse City Area Public Schools
                                                                                                                                   English Language Arts-10 (082) or
          10th Grade                                                                                                 English Language Arts-10 (Academically Talented/Honors) (081)




                                                                                                   (070)



                                                                     (077)
          11th Grade/                                                                                                English Language Arts-11                                                                                                                       AP Language & Composition
                                                                                                                               (070)                                                                                                                                          (094)
          12th Grade
          11th Grade/                                                                                                English Language Arts-11            AP Language & Composition
                                                                                                                     English Language Arts-12            AP (006) (094)
                                                                                                                               (070) English Language Arts-9Literature & Composition




                                                                                         English Language Arts-11



                                                           English Language Arts-12
          12th Grade
          9th Grade                                                                                                  English Language Arts-9 (Academically Talented/Honors (005)
                                                                                                                               (077)                                (093)
                                                                                                                     English Language Arts-12              AP Literature & Composition
                                                                                                                               (077)                                  (093)
                                                                                                                                     English Language Arts-10 (082) or
                                                                                                                                Class of 2010 Applicable General Electives
          10th Grade                                                                                                                     Arts-10 (Academically Talented/Honors) (081)
                                                                                                                      English Language Contemporary Literature &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l English Language Arts Pathways



                                                                                                                                          Comp I or II (867-868),
                                                                                                                                Class of 2010 Applicable General Electives




                        Comp I or II (867-868),
                                                                                                                                        Contemporary II (820-822)
                                                                                                                                        Humanities I orLiterature &




                      Contemporary Literature &

                      Humanities I or II (820-822)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     English Language Arts-9 (006)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Comp I or II (867-868),




                                                                                                                                               English Language Arts-10 (082) or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Humanities I or II (820-822)




              Class of 2010 Applicable General Electives
                                                                      (093)
                                                                                                   (094)
          11th Grade/                                                                                                English Language Arts-11                                                                                                                       AP Language & Composition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Traverse City Area Public Schools




                                                                                                                               (070)                                                                                                                                          (094)
          12th Grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                      English Language Arts-9 (Academically Talented/Honors (005)




                                                                                                                                 English Language Arts-10 (Academically Talented/Honors) (081)
                                                                                                                     English Language Arts-12                                                                                                                       AP Literature & Composition




                                                                                         AP Language & Composition



                                                           AP Literature & Composition
                                                                                                                               (077)                                                                                                                                           (093)



                                                                                                                               Class of 2010 Applicable General Electives
                                                                                                                                       Contemporary Literature &
                                                                                                                                         Comp I or II (867-868),
                                                                                                                                       Humanities I or II (820-822)
          High School Social Studies Pathways
                                                            Traverse City Area Public Schools




          9th Grade     United States History & Geography                 United States History & Geography
                                      (104)                             (Academically Talented/Honors) (105)




          10th Grade     World History & Geography (181)                         AP World History (187)




          11th Grade/           Economics (185)                                          Civics (191
          12th Grade


                           AP Microeconomics (171) or                    AP U.S. Government & Politics (193)
                            AP Macroeconomics (172)                         AP United States History (194)
                                                                             AP European Histroy (196)




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           TCAPS’ Future Course Planner




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                                                                                                          Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2011

                                         Ninth Grade                           Tenth Grade                         Eleventh Grade                           Twelfth Grade



          Language Arts                                                                                         English Language Arts-11 or            English Language Arts-12
                                      English Language Arts-9               English Language Arts-10
                                                                                                             AP Lang & Comp or AP Lit & Comp       AP Lang & Comp or AP Lit & Comp
          (4 Total Credits)



          Social Studies         United States History & Geography       World History & Geography or
                                                                                                                          11th and/or 12th Grade Civics and Economics
                                                                               AP World History
          (3 Total Credits)



          Mathematics                                                                                                                                  One Additional Credit of Math
                                             Algebra I                             Geometry                              Algebra II                       REQUIRED Senior Year
          (4 Total Credits)



          Science                                                                Chemistry or                              One Additional Credit of Science is REQUIRED
          (3 Total Credits)
                                             Biology                               Physics                                              11th - 12th Grade


          Health &                                                       One & One-Half (1.5) Credits of HPE is REQUIRED 9th - 12th Grade
          Phys. ED.
          (1.5 Total Credits)

          LOTE*                                                   2 Credits of LOTE are REQUIRED 9th - 12th Grade (Beginning with the Class of 2016)
          (2 Total Credits)

          VPAA
          (1 Total Credit)                                       One Credit of Visual, Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA) is REQUIRED 9th - 12th Grade



          Online
          Learning                                       One online course, learning experience, or integrated learning experience is REQUIRED 9th - 12th Grade


          Electives


          Total Trimesters                15 Trimesters                          15 Trimesters                         15 Trimesters                          15 Trimesters

                                * Language Other Than English
           TCAPS’ 4-Year Course Planner                                       Carefully review applicable graduation requirements for your class.

                                     Ninth Grade             Tenth Grade                      Eleventh Grade                  Twelfth Grade
                                     3 Trimesters            3 Trimesters                      3 Trimesters                    3 Trimesters

          Language
          Arts
          Social
          Studies


          Mathematics


          Science

          Health &
          Phys. ED.

          LOTE*

          VPAA


          Online
          Learning

          Electives

          Electives




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          Total Trimesters            15 Trimesters           15 Trimesters                     15 Trimesters                   15 Trimesters

                             * Language Other Than English
Enrollment Reminders
1.    Please read ALL of the curriculum guide before choosing courses.
                                                                                          GRADES 9-12
2.    Complete the Course Selection Sheet.                                          CONSIDER YOUR FUTURE
3.    Using a pencil and print.
                                                                                    What do you want to be doing next year?…in 5 years?…in 10 years?
4.    You MUST have a parent signature.

5.    You MUST fill in either 5 spaces for each trimester or 15 spaces for
      entire year.
                                                                                    KEEP RECORDS FOR …
6.    Check trimesters offered and the prerequisites for each course.
                                                                                    Pictures, grades, test scores, employment records.
7.    Check your graduation requirements and review your transcript to
      double check your credit for each course.
                                                                                    PASS THE CLASSES YOU ARE IN NOW!
8.    When listing a full year course on your course selection sheet, list
      the course in all trimesters.
                                                                                    RESCHEDULE REQUIRED CLASSES YOU DID
                                                                                    NOT PASS!




West Senior                                            Central High                                          Traverse City
High School                                            School                                                High School
Counseling Center                                     Counseling Center                                     Counseling Center
(231) 933-7700                                        (231) 933-3560                                        (231) 933-5881
Career Center                                         Career Center
(231) 933-7544                                        (231) 933-3588


Jean Peltola                                          A-D                      Don Freed                    A-Z                      Jack Olson
Ashley Vanlandschoot                                  E-K                      Ann Leyndyke
Carrie Inglis                                         L - Re                   Tom Passinault
Tom Ford                                              Ri - Z                   Pat Mericle
Jennifer Bishop



Career Cruising

“Career Cruising” is Traverse City Area Public Schools’ online career resource program that houses students’ Educational Development Plans (EDPs). * It also
has other tools to help with planning for the future. Go to:
                           www.careercruising.com
                           username: traverse
                           password: central (or west)

* Use “Career Cruising” to help make decisions about high school course planning.



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Teacher Recommendation Form
                                              for Next Year’s Schedule


   A method that will help you to decide which courses are the most appropriate for you to take
   next year is by discussing your future goals and interests with your current teachers. Since
   your current teachers know you academically and personally, getting a class recommendation
   from them may increase your academic success in the next school year. This will be helpful for
   you, your parents, and your counselor when you are determining the most appropriate courses
   for next year.



   Student Name:


                             COURSE NAME(S)             TEACHER’S SIGNATURE & COMMENTS

     Business


     English Language
     Arts


     General Electives


     Health & Physical
     Education

     Language Other
     thank English


     Mathematics


     Science


     Social Studies


     VPAA-Art


     VPAA-Music


     VPAA




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Worksheet - Plan Your Classes
                                             Next year you will have 3 trimesters with 5 classes
                                             each, so you will have 15 slots to fill.

   A sample schedule might look like this. Notice how some
   classes may not meet two trimesters in a row or the same
   hour.

                                                                Summary of schedule to the left:
                        Fall     Winter        Spring
    1st Hour      Art           History      Business
                                                                         Class          # of Tri’s
    2nd Hour      English       English      Spanish
                                                                   Art                      1
    3rd Hour      Band          Band         Band
                                                                   English                  2
    4th Hour      Math          Math         History
                                                                   Band                     3
    5th Hour      Science       Spanish      Science
                                                                   Math                     2
                                                                   Science                  2
                                                                   Business                 1
                                                                   History                  2
                                                                   Spanish                  2

                                                                   Total Tri’s             15




          List all your classes you want to take & their # of trimesters. You must have 15 tri’s. Then, to the
          right, list alternates for the electives or core classes that are not specifially required. This is in case of
          cancellations or schedule conflicts.



     Code#                     Course Name                    Tri’s                Code#             Alternate Course Name   Tri’s




Total Must be:                                                15




   Once you have a plan mapped out, please transfer the information to the
   actual Course Selection Sheet.


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