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									                                  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
                                 TOTAL CREDITS FOR GRADUATION

48 CREDITS TO GRADUATE
       Key...... * Required Course
                 + Must choose at least one course to meet requirement
                 # Elective to be used to meet requirement

                                    REQUIRED CREDITS/COURSES

I.      1 credit in Technology
        A.        Elective Courses:
                  + Drafting & Design
                  + Computer Applications
                  + Keyboarding

II.     8 credits in English
        A.        Required Courses
                  * 9th grade English = 2 credits
                  * 10th grade English = 2 credits
                  * Composition = 1 credit (Requirement for Class of 2013)
        B.        From the following courses students must:
                  -earn at least 3 more credits
                  (Please note that many colleges require at least 8 English credits)
                  (++= indicates highly recommended if considering college)
                   + Developmental Reading = 2 credits
                   + Developmental Reading II = 2 credits (Only 2 Dev. Rdg. credits can be
                                                          used to meet the 8 English required credits.)
                  ++ College Prep/Brit. Lit. = 1 credit
                  ++ College Prep/Adv. Comp = 1 credit
                   + Drama = 1 credit
                  ++ World Literature = 1 credit
                   + American Lit. = 1 credit
                   + Contemporary Novel = 1 credit
                   + Newspaper I = 2 credits
                   + Newspaper II = 2 credits
                   + Independent Reading = 1 credit
                   + Language Skills = 1 credit

III.    7 credits in Social Studies
        A.        Required Courses
                  * World History = 2 credits
                  * American History = 2 credits
                  * American Government = 1 credit
                  * Sociology = 1 credit or # Marriage and Family = 1 credit
        B.        From the following courses students must earn at least 1 more credit. (It is highly
                  recommended and/or required by many colleges to have a total of 8 social studies
                  credits.)
                  ++ Psychology = 1 credit
                  ++ Minorities = 1 credit
                  ++ Current Affairs = 1 credit
                  ++Economics = 1 credit (or Consumer Math must be taken for graduation – class of
                            2013)
IV.         6 credits of Science
            A.        Required Courses (4 credits)
                      * Physical Science = 2 credits
                      * Biology = 2 credits
            B.        Elective Courses (2 credits)
                      Two credits from the following courses are required:
                      ++ Environmental Science = 1 credit
                      ++ Chemistry = 2 credits
                      ++ Advanced Chemistry = 1 credit
                      ++ Physics = 2 credits
                      ++ Advanced Biology = 1 credit
                      ++ Advanced Science = 1 credit
                      # Horticulture = 2 credits
                      # Electricity = 1 credit


V.          6 credits of Mathematics
                      (Please note that many college require and/or encourage 6-8 credits of math for
                      entrance.)
                      A.       Students must earn at least 3 credits from the following courses:
                               ++ Algebra I = 2 credits (may be earned in 8th grade)
                               ++ Geometry = 2 credits
                               ++ Advanced Algebra = 2 credits
                               ++ Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry = 2 credits
                               ++ Calculus = 2 credits
                                + Pre-Algebra = 2 credits
                                + Consumer Math = 1 credit (or Economics must be taken for graduation
                                                           Class of 2013)
                               + Applied Math = 2 credits
                B. Any additional math credit requirements can be met by taking any of the following math-
                               related courses. (Please note, however, that these courses normally will NOT
                               meet college entrance math requirements.)
                               # Accounting I = 2 credits
                               # Accounting II = 2 credits
                               # 1 credit from either Architectural or Mechanical Drafting

VI.         Physical Education
            P.E. credit will be required by students, unless a waiver from P.E. has been requested and
            approved by the secondary principal. Waivers may be based on academic load and participation in
            band and/or chorus. A student may be granted no more than four semester waivers during high
            school. Students with one study hall daily will not be granted a waiver. Senior release is considered
            a study hall. 2.0 credits
            Grades will appear on report card and permanent record but will not be averaged into the student’s
            G.P.A., nor play a role in determining academic eligibility.

VII.        Band/Chorus/Jazz Band
            Students who complete and pass one entire semester in band or chorus will receive 1.0 elective
            credit per semester for each. Grades will appear on the report card and permanent record but will
            not be averaged into the student’s G.P.A. (Up to 8 credits for graduation)

VIII.       Driver’s Education Credit
            Students who complete and pass driver’s education class will receive 1.0 elective credit. Grades
            will appear on permanent record but will not be averaged into the student’s G.P.A., nor play a role
            in determining academic eligibility.

                                        CLASS LOAD REQUIREMENTS
With a nine period day, at a minimum, students will be expected to take six or more full-credit courses, plus
physical education each semester. Exceptions to this minimum load could include the following:
    * Seniors who wish to avail themselves of early dismissal or late arrival need only take 5 or more full-
       credit courses (only 4 if in band and/or chorus.)

        * Any student, with parental permission, whose written request for waiver has been approved. Such
          requests must include reasons and are to be presented to the principal, who will confer with
          counselor, in making his decision to accept or reject such a request. If the request is denied, the
          student may appeal to the superintendent and ultimately to the L-S Board of Education.
                              RECOMMENDED TRACKS

The following tracks may be useful as a guide for students in the selection of courses at
registration time.

COMPREHENSIVE

9th Grade                                            10th Grade

Required                                             Required

English 9                                            English 10
World History                                        Biology
Algebra - Pre-Algebra - Geometry                     American History
Physical Science                                     Physical Education
Physical Education


Elective                                             Elective

Ag Education I                                       Contemporary Novel
Life Skills                                          Developmental Reading
Spanish I                                            Independent Reading
Vocal                                                World Literature
Instrumental Music                                   Composition
Materials Processing                                 Language Skills
Keyboarding                                          Newspaper I
Art I                                                Newspaper II
Drafting & Design                                    Yearbook I
Developmental Reading                                Yearbook II
Jazz Theory                                          Speech & Drama
                                                     Current Affairs
                                                     Current Affairs II
                                                     Geometry
                                                     Advanced Algebra
                                                     Computer Applications
                                                     Keyboarding
                                                     General Business
                                                     Art I
                                                     Advanced Art
                                                     Manufacturing Systems I
                                                     Power Mechanics
                                                     Ag Education II
                                                     Farm Welding & Technology
                                                     Clothing
                                                     Foods I
                                                     Spanish II
COMPREHENSIVE

11th & 12th Grades

Required

Government
Sociology or Marriage & Family - 12th grade
Physical Education

Elective

Keyboarding                                   Spanish
Computer Applications                         Contemporary Novel
Accounting I                                  Developmental Reading
Accounting II                                 Independent Reading
Office Practice                               World Literature
General Business                              Composition
Economics                                     Language Skills
Current Affairs
Current Affairs II                            Newspaper I & II
Environmental Science                         Speech & Drama
Housing                                       Yearbook I & II
Foods II                                      American Literature
Parenting                                     College Prep. Brit. Lit. (12th only)
Child Development                             College Prep. Adv. Comp (12th only)
Consumer Math
Applied Math
Agribusiness Management
Ag Sales
Ag Marketing
Horticulture
Adv. Animal Science
Mechanical Drafting
Architectural Drafting
Manufacturing Systems II
Electricity
Power Mechanics
COLLEGE PREPARATION

9th Grade                                     10th Grade

Required                                      Required
English 9                                     English 10
World History                                 American History
Algebra                                       Geometry
Physical Science                              Biology
Physical Education                            Physical Education
Geometry                                      Advanced Algebra

Elective                                      Elective
Vocal                                         Spanish II
Spanish I                                     Computer Applications
Instrumental                                  Keyboarding
Jazz Theory                                   Composition
                                              Contemporary Novel
                                              Independent Reading
                                              Language Skills
                                              Yearbook I & II
                                              Newspaper I & II
                                              World Literature
11th & 12th Grades

Required
Government
Sociology or Marriage & Family (12th grade)

Elective

Psychology                                    Chemistry
Current Affairs                               Physics
Current Affairs II                            Adv. Science
Advanced Algebra                              Adv. Chemistry
Functions, Statistics & Trig                  Environmental Science
Calculus                                      Spanish III & IV
Computer Applications                         Contemporary Novel
Accounting I                                  Developmental Reading I&II
Accounting II                                 Independent Reading
General Business                              World Literature
Economics                                     Composition
                                              Newspaper I & II
                                              Yearbook I & II
                                              Speech & Drama
                                              American Literature
                                              College Prep Brit. Lit
                                              College Prep Adv. Comp
                                     COURSE LISTING
Course No.   Course Title                    Credit   Semester/Year   Grade Level

             Agricultural Education
   80        Ag Education I                    2          Year           9,10
   81        Ag Education II                   2          Year            10
   82        Ag Sales                          1          S-2            11,12
    8        Adv. Animal Science               1          S-2            11,12
   83        Horticulture                      2          Year           11,12
   86        Agribusiness Management           2          Year           11,12
   88        Ag Welding & Technology           1          S-2            11,12
   85        Ag Marketing                      1          S-2            11,12

             Art
   90        Art 1                             2          Year        9,10,11,12
   91        Advanced Art                      2          Year         10,11,12

             Business Education
   50        Keyboarding                       1         S-1 or 2     9,10,11,12
   51        General Business                  1           S-1         10,11,12
   54        Office Practice                   1           S-1           11,12
   55        Accounting I                      2          Year           11,12
   58        Accounting II                     2          Year            12
   27        Computer Applications             1         S-1 or 2     9,10,11,12

             English
   10        English 9                         2          Year             9
   11        English 10                        2          Year            10
   13        Contemporary Novel                1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   113       Developmental Reading I           2          Year             9
   152       Developmental Reading II          2          Year         10,11,12
   16        Independent Reading               1         Sem. 1        10,11,12
   28        World Literature                  1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   18        Composition                       1         Sem.1         10,11,12
   17        Language Skills                   1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   15        Newspaper I                       2          Year         10,11,12
   102       Newspaper II                      2          Year         10,11,12
   29        Drama                             1         Sem. 1        10,11,12
   118       American Literature               1         Sem. 1         11,12
   116       College Prep Brit. Lit.           1         Sem. 1           12
   117       College Prep Adv. Comp.           1         Sem. 2           12

             Family & Consumer Science
   70        Health/FACS                       2          Year           9,10
   71        Clothing I                        1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   72        Clothing II                       1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   73        Foods                             1         Sem. 1        10,11,12
   74        Clothing Individual Study         1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   75        Foods II                          1         Sem. 2        10,11,12
   78        Housing                           1         Sem. 1        10,11,12
    1        Parenting                         1         Sem. 1         11,12
    2        Child Development                 1         Sem. 2         11,12
   76        Marriage & Family                 1         Sem. 2           12
      Foreign Language
92    Spanish I                          2         Year       9,10,11,12
93    Spanish II                         2         Year        10,11,12
94    Spanish III                        2         Year          11,12
103   Spanish IV                         2         Year           12


      Industrial Technology
60    Drafting & Design                  1        Sem. 1      9,10,11,12
61    Materials Processing               1        Sem. 2      9,10,11,12
62    Power Mechanics                    1        Sem. 1       10,11,12
63    Manufacturing Systems I            1        Sem. 2       10,11,12
65    Manufacturing Systems II           1        Sem. 2         11,12
67    Mechanical Drafting                1        Sem. 1         11,12
69    Electricity                        1        Sem. 2       10,11,12
66    Architectural Drafting             1        Sem. 1       10,11,12


      Mathematics
21    Pre-Algebra                        2        Year            9
22    Algebra                            2        Year          9,10
23    Geometry                           2        Year        10,11,12
24    Advanced Algebra                   2        Year        10,11,12
25    Consumer Math                      1      Sem. 1 or 2    11,12
26    Functions, Statistics, & Trig.     2        Year         11,12
37    Applied Math                       2        Year        10,11,12
 4    Calculus                           2        Year           12


      Music
95    Vocal                              2         Year       9,10,11,12
96    Band                               2         Year       9,10,11,12
97    Jazz Band                          2         Year       9,10,11,12


      Physical Education
                                        1/2
99    Physical Education               credit      Year       9,10,11,12


      Science
30    Physical Science                   2         Year           9
31    Biology                            2         Year          10
33    Chemistry                          2         Year         11,12
34    Physics                            2         Year         11,12
110   Environmental Science              1        Sem. 2        11,12
35    Advanced Science                   1        Sem. 2         12
20    Advanced Chemistry                 1        Sem. 1         12
      Anatomy & Physiology               1        Sem. 2        11,12
      Social Studies
40    World History                    2      Year         9,10
43    American History                 2      Year          10
46    Current Affairs                  1     Sem. 1      10,11,12
41    Current Affairs II               1     Sem. 2      10,11,12
101   Psychology                       1     Sem. 2      10,11,12
44    Government                       1     Sem. 1         12
45    Sociology                        1     Sem. 2         12
48    Economics                        1     Sem. 2       11,12

      General Electives
104   Yearbook I                       2     Year        10,11,12
111   Yearbook II                      2     Year        10,11,12
77    Experience Based Career Educ.    1   Sem. 1 or 2    11,12
89    Driver Education (Summer Only)   1    Summer
                             AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION I                  (80)

2 Credits
Elective (Grades 9 & 10)

         The Agricultural Education I class is a two semester course designed to give students a
background in FFA and the many leadership opportunities within the organization and to provide a
general background in the area of the animal science industry. Students will learn how the food they eat
is produced and marketed. Possible areas of study include the following: beef, swine, dairy, poultry,
sheep, horse, specialty, and small animal production; genetics, reproduction, diseases, and careers in the
animal science industry. Students are expected to join and become active members of the FFA
Organization. Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events
related to animal science.

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION II (81)

2 Credits
Elective: Grades 10-12

        The Ag Science II class is a year long class. This course is designed to give students a
background in plant science and natural resources and provide them with marketable skills to be used in
a career. Possible areas of study include the following: conservation history, weed identification, soils,
water pollution, forestry, fish and wildlife, outdoor safety, alternative energy use, taxidermy, parliamentary
procedure, corn production, soybean production, hay production, GPS & GIS, integrated pest
management. Students are expected to join and become active members of the FFA Organization.
Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in the Iowa FFA Soils and Crop Career
Development Events and the Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event.

AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT (86)

2 Credits
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Agribusiness Management class is a year long class. This course is designed to give students a
background in farm business management and provide them with marketable skills to be used in a career
of their choosing. Possible areas of study include the following: record keeping, financial analysis, taxes,
business organizations, agricultural law, cash flow analysis, marketing, and investment analysis.
Qualified students will have the opportunity to compete in the Farm Business Management Career
Development Event at the State Leadership Conference.

AGRICULTURAL SALES (82)

1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Agricultural Sales class is a one semester course. This course is designed to give students a
background in the sales industry and provide them with marketable skills to be used in a career of their
choosing. Possible areas of study include the following: Preparing for the Team Ag Sales Event at the
State Leadership Conference, Sales Presentations in Agriculture, Customer Relations, Advertising and
Promotion, and Commodity Marketing.
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING (85)

1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Agricultural Marketing class is a one semester course. This course is designed to give students a
background in business marketing and provide them with marketable skills to be used in a career of their
choosing. Possible areas of study include the following: Commodity Marketing Options, Steps in
Marketing, Marketing Systems, Marketing Economics, and possibly preparing for the Commodity
Marketing Event at the State Leadership Conference,

ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE (8)

1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Advanced Animal Science class is a semester class. This course is designed to give students a
background in the area of animal science. This course will allow students to further their knowledge
about subjects such as: beef, swine, dairy, poultry, sheep, horse, specialty, and small animal production;
genetics, reproduction, diseases, and careers in the animal science industry. Students are expected to
join and become active members of the FFA Organization. Qualified students will have the opportunity to
participate in Career Development Events related to animal science.

HORTICULTURE (83)

2 Credits
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Horticulture class is a year long course. This course is designed to give students a background in
horticulture and provide them with marketable skills to be used in a career. Possible areas of study
include the following: growing requirements, plant propagation, careers, greenhouse management,
integrated pest management, landscaping, turfgrass science, fruit, flower and vegetable production, and
floriculture. Students are expected to join and become active members of the FFA Organization.
Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in the Iowa FFA Floriculture or
Nursery/Landscape Career Development Events.

AGRICULTURAL WELDING & TECHNOLOGY (88)

1 Credits
Elective: Grades 11-12

The Agricultural Welding class is a semester course designed to give students a background in welding
and metal-working skills. Possible areas of study include: shop orientation, shop safety, arc welding,
wire welding, plasma cutting, oxy-acetylene cutting. Students are expected to join and become active
members of the FFA Organization.
                                                ART
ART I (90)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: None - May be taken in any year 9 - 12

   Art I is designed for any student with a general interest in art or with a wish to improve their
drawing and designing skills. The course will include calligraphy, plaster, drawing in both dry and
wet media, color theory, painting techniques, a study of design, ceramics, sculpture, art history,
and assorted crafts. Additionally, students will learn to critique, present and preserve their art
work as well as the art of others.

ADVANCED ART (91)
1 Credit (per semester)
Elective:
Prerequisite: Art I or Instructors permission. Above average grade in Art I and approval of
instructor.

Advanced Art: Graphic Design and Advanced Photography. Students will learn Adobe software such as
Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop along with Mac iLife and an intro to video production.


                                BUSINESS EDUCATION

KEYBOARDING (50)
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (meets the need of the Technology requirement)
One semester course offered both semesters

        Keyboarding is to prepare the student to type with accuracy and speed. Timed writings are given
and are given a grade based on wpm starting after the midterm. In this class, the student will cover the
keyboard, letter communications (all styles), report formats (APA) and (MLA), Resume formats (all styles),
Table formats and Mail Merge. Special attention will be given to technique, speed, and accuracy.

GENERAL BUSINESS (51)
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 10, 11, 12

         This one semester course is designed to expose the student to general business principles. We
will look at what businesses are, how they operate, and how they are managed. Students will be given an
opportunity to understand what is necessary to manage a successful business and a discovery of the
importance of business in our global economy. The course will also provide an awareness of career
opportunities. It is recommended that students complete Computer Applications or have previous
knowledge of Power Point and Excel as these will be used throughout the semester.

OFFICE PRACTICE (54)
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11, 12
Keyboarding and Computer Applications is strongly recommended

        This course is designed to provide students with the skills available for all types of office workers.
Topics covered are information management, technology, time management, productivity, ethics, and
personal and career development. At the completion of this course the students will be able to understand
the basic qualities and attitudes that are critical in the work environment, as well as, build skills related to
problem-solving and teamwork.
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (27) – 1 or 2 Semester
1 credit
Elective: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (meets the need of the Technology requirement)
Prerequisite: Keyboarding, or Permission from Instructor.

        Emphasis of this course is on computer applications. The focus of this class is using the
computer as a tool to process information. The applications we will work with are: word processing,
spreadsheet, presentation software, and possibly some Publisher. At the completion of this course the
students will be able to create professional looking spreadsheets and word processed documents.
Taking Keyboarding prior to Computer Applications is required, unless you receive permission
from the Instructor.

ACCOUNTING I (55)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Grades 11, 12

        To help students understand the basic accounting principles and procedures that are applied to
accounting records kept for businesses that operate in the private enterprise economy of the United
States. After an introduction to basic accounting concepts and career options, study progresses from the
complete cycle for a sole proprietorship and finally to the accounting cycle for a corporation. Accounting
procedures emphasized are for a service business and a merchandising business. This class is highly
recommended to all students considering a business major or career.

ACCOUNTING II (58)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Accounting I

         This course addresses the needs of students who want a strong foundation in basic accounting
theory and procedures, but also wants to know about computerized account system. Help students
explain and appreciate the importance of profit in helping ensure continued business operations. Provide
an understanding of the three major types of business organizations; and accounting procedures used in
departmentalized, branch, and manufacturing businesses and not-for-profit organizations, analyze and
interpret financial statements.


                                              ENGLISH
ENGLISH 9 - (10)
2 Credits
Required
Prerequisite: None
         The primary purpose of English 9 is to give the student a wide array of English skills including: 1)
research and library skills, 2) process writing, 3) analysis of many types of literature including poetry,
short stories, fiction and non-fiction, novels, 4) modern and Shakespearean drama study, 5) speaking
and listening, 6) mechanics of the English language.

ENGLISH 10 - (11)
2 Credits
Required
Prerequisite: English 9

        English 10 will sample and analyze a wide variety of short stories, poetry, drama, non-fiction and
a novel. Composition skills will be practiced by writing on the themes or ideas of various selections.
Julius Caesar will be read as a drama selection and as a follow-up on the introduction of Shakespeare in
English 9. Oral presentations, competitive-style debates and basic language skills (e.g. spelling,
sentence structure, punctuation) will also be included.
AMERICAN LITERATURE - (118) -1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

         American literature examines the growth and development of literature in the United States.
Students will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction including historical narratives, essays, poems, short
stories, and a classic American novel. Literature-based writing will be an integral part of this course as
students examine the purpose, content, and structure of various reading selections. Speaking and
listening skills will be incorporated.

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DEVELOPMENTAL READING I - (113) - 1 & 2nd Semester
2 Credits
Elective

         This class is designed for students who demonstrate a strong need to improve their reading skills.
Various reading strategies will be used to help students learn how to comprehend and respond to fiction
as well as nonfiction texts. Oral and written components of the class will also aid students in developing
their reading skills. Reading fluency and comprehension may be targeted during the semester.

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DEVELOPMENTAL READING II - (152) 1 & 2 Semester
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading I (This requirement could be waived)
This class is intended for those students still needing to improve their reading skills. Students will build
upon the use of the various reading strategies utilized in Developmental Reading I, both individually and
in small group settings, to help increase their reading skills. Oral and written components will continue to
be a part of the class to help develop these skills. Specific strategies may be utilized more to reflect the
individual needs of the students.


COMPOSITION - (18) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

         Composition is designed to improve students’ basic writing skills. The class begins with study of
how and why we write, followed by practice using the writing process. 6 + 1 traits of writing are
incorporated. Students will have the opportunity to write personal and historical narratives, an extended
definition, literary analysis, and a persuasive essay. Students will compile a portfolio of polished pieces.


SPEECH & DRAMA - (29) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

        Students will learn the fundamentals of speech by the instruction of writing and delivering
speeches for a variety of audiences and developing visual aids. In addition to applying and practicing
speaking skills, students will demonstrate listening skills by analyzing ideas and perspectives of other
speakers. Students will also learn the purpose of theater – beginning with the historical aspect of drama
to current drama productions.
COLLEGE PREP LITERATURE / BRITISH LIT. - (116) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9, English 10, Senior status

         College Prep / British Literature is designed to prepare students for the rigors of the college
classroom. This course explores the development of the literature of Great Britain with an emphasis upon
the authors and works that have influenced our culture. Students will read representative short works by
British writers including epic, drama, poetry, novel and essay and complete a classic British novel in
class. A partial list of writers includes the following: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Restoration authors, the
Romantic poets, and Victorian writers.


COLLEGE PREP /ADVANCED COMPOSITION - (117) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9, English 10, Senior status

        College Preparation Advanced Composition is designed to prepare students for the rigors of the
college classroom. This course provides in-depth instruction in the writing process with specific emphasis
on researching, analyzing, and synthesizing source materials for inclusion in student-written documents.
Both MLA and APA writing styles will be taught.


CONTEMPORARY NOVEL - (13) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

        Contemporary Novel focuses specifically on novel-as-genre using a variety of twentieth and
twenty-first century works with a multi-cultural approach. Extensive reading is required, as well as oral
and written response to literature. Some media materials and technology connections will be included.


INDEPENDENT READING - (16) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

          Independent Reading is designed to improve students’ literal, interpretive, and applied responses
to literature. Students will self-select literature from fiction to non-fiction in a variety of genres. Writing is
integrated in response to all readings. Oral presentations are expected throughout the semester.


WORLD LITERATURE - (28) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

          World Literature will broaden the literary perspectives of students who desire to examine classic
works by authors of the Western world from ancient to modern times. Selections represent the following
types: mythology, epic, classical tragedy, modern drama, short story, and novel. Discussion and written
literary analysis are vital parts of the course.
LANGUAGE SKILLS - (17) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9

        Language Skills provides students with communication skills they will need to become effective
communicators in today’s work world. Students will develop effective reading, writing, speaking, listening,
and technology skills. Specific work-related skills will be covered in-depth, such as effectively reading
help-wanted ads, analyzing personal skills and abilities, writing job application letters and resumes,
improving interviewing skills and telephone communication skills, and filling out business forms.

NEWSPAPER I - (15)
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9
         Newspaper I introduces the student to the principles and practices of journalism as well as writing
for various publications. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of journalistic writing and provides
students with the opportunity to apply these fundamentals in the production of the high school newspaper,
Hawk Talk. Technology skills, including desktop publishing, layout and design, and photography are also
taught.

NEWSPAPER II - (102)
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: English 10, Newspaper I

         Newspaper II advances the students’ understanding of the principles and practices of
journalism as well as writing for various publications. This course emphasizes the fundamentals
of journalistic writing and provides students with the opportunity to apply these fundamentals in
the production of the high school newspaper, Hawk Talk. Technology skills, including desktop
publishing, layout and design, and photography are also taught.



                             Family and Consumer Sciences
                                         Health
         When people are asked what is important to them, answers often include comments concerning
their family and their health. Family and Consumer Sciences and Health courses are designed to learn
helpful knowledge, skills and behaviors to enhance personal and family life and health. Students also
prepare for jobs and careers and for the work of the home and family.
        Two semesters of health content are embedded in the various courses of Family and Consumer
Sciences. Students will learn Family and Consumer Sciences and Health content together within the
Family and Consumer Sciences courses.
Health FACS
             st    nd
Yearlong = 1 and 2 semesters
2 credits
Elective
Prerequisite: none
         Health FACS is pronounced ―Health Facts‖ and this class deals with the facts of Health and
Family And Consumer Sciences. Health FACS is a year-long course that covers health for nine weeks
plus the main FCS topics for the rest of the year—clothing and sewing, housing and interior design,
management of finances and other resources, careers and employability, personal development and
communication, children and family, and food and nutrition.
HOUSING
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: junior or senior; sophomore with Health FACS
         Several aspects included in this course are housing worldwide, influences, industry, careers,
historical and architectural design, interior design, landscaping, selection and acquisition. Students
create a family and work in conjunction with architectural drafting students or with other house plans to
select a home and design the interior using a CADD, computer-aided design and drafting, program or
interior design samples.


PARENTING
 st
1 Semester
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: junior or senior
         Growth and development, including physical, intellectual, and social-emotional, from conception
to school age is studied. Parent and child guests are invited for dialogue and to observe. Childhood
health and child care options are investigated, and opportunities to observe and interact with children are
planned and conducted.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Lab
 nd
2 Semester
Elective
Prerequisite: Parenting
         After studying growth and development in Parenting, students have the opportunity to spend
class sessions each week for approximately 15 weeks at a local child care site. Students plan and
implement a variety of age-appropriate activities for the children to encourage learning and enhance the
various areas of their development. Through interacting with children, students develop positive,
appropriate guidance techniques in managing individual and group behavior. Students are accountable
to the classroom teacher and to adults in the child care settings.


FOODS I
  st
1 Semester
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Health FACS recommended; students with Health FACS enrolled first
          Students learn to choose and prepare food for daily health, energy and enjoyment for self and
family. This course focuses on exploring nutrition factors in all food groups and in food combinations and
utilizes from-scratch cooking with basic ingredients. A variety of cooking methods and management skills
are practiced in group lab activities employing numerous appliances. Students become acquainted with
institutional, restaurant and volunteer food services.


FOODS II
 nd
2 Semester
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Foods I
         Students learn to choose and prepare food for others in the settings of special occasions, special
health concerns, entertaining, and catering. The food industry and food production is examined. Global
and regional foods, along with the people and customs are explored. Creative cooking may include
garnishes, desserts, cakes and cake decorating.
CLOTHING I
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Health FACS recommended; students with Health FACS enrolled first
         After review of equipment and sewing machine operation, students will complete a learning
project and then, with guidance, select and complete individual projects. Learning to use the embroidery
machine and learning a choice of needlework may develop into projects. Careers, textiles, wardrobe and
resources, and clothing care are content areas covered.

CLOTHING II
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Health FACS is recommended; students with Health FACS enrolled first
         After review of equipment and sewing machine operation, students will complete a learning
project and then, with guidance, select and complete individual projects. Individual projects will include a
service project and items to repair, recycle, remake, or alter. Careers, clothing and fashion design, and
fashion merchandising are content areas covered.

        Clothing I and Clothing II are offered alternate years and are not sequential—students may take I
and then II, or II and then I. Clothing I is offered odd graduation years and Clothing II is offered even
graduation years. Upon completion of both semesters, students may enroll in Clothing Independent
Study which is offered every year.

CLOTHING INDEPENDENT STUDY
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Clothing I and Clothing II required
         This course is an independent study for those who desire to take a third semester of Clothing.
Goals will be established by the student in conjunction with the teacher that will include advanced
individual projects and topics of interest in the clothing and textile industry.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY
  nd
2 Semester
1 credit
Elective
Prerequisite: senior
         The purpose of this course is to become more prepared and more fully equipped to delight in the
joys, accomplish the tasks, and meet the challenges of marriage and family. Activities help deepen
insights, broaden awareness, and extend understanding of self, others and the work of marriage and of
the home and family. Information presented and skills to acquire promote character, communication,
decision-making, conflict resolution, and crisis management.




                                 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SPANISH I (92)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: None

   Students learn basic vocabulary. By the end of the year they should be able to carry on a
simple conversation, conjugate verbs in the present tense, and generally cope in a foreign
environment.
SPANISH II (93)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Spanish I (C or better recommended)
    Students’ Spanish vocabulary is significantly increased. Students learn to use a number of
verb tenses and construct more complex sentences. Spanish literature also is studied. The class
is taught primarily in Spanish most class periods and at times the students are required to speak
only Spanish.

SPANISH III (94)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Spanish I & II (C or better in both Spanish I & II)

   Vocabulary is increased. By the year’s end students should have a solid foundation for
language study in college and should be able to communicate effectively with a native Spanish
speaker. The class is taught in Spanish and the students are required to speak only Spanish in
numerous situations

SPANISH IV (103)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Spanish III (C or better)

    The emphasis is on speaking and writing more fluently in Spanish. Also there is an in-depth
discussion and analysis of Spanish literature as well as other cultural topics. Preparation for
college entrance exams is a major focus. The class is taught in Spanish and the students are
required to speak only Spanish.


                             INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
DRAFTING & DESIGN         (60) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective: 9 – 12 grade

   This course emphasizes the importance of mechanical drawing. Learning of occupations
available in mechanical drawing and related fields. Understanding the importance and use of
drawing equipment and the proper procedures used in mechanical drawing. Introduce the
instruments for hand, or manual drafting. Also will be introduced to CAD system.
   The student will:
   1. Learn lines, symbols, and their meaning
   2. Learn to read an architects scale
   3. Learn about dimensioning
   4. Learn about orthographies
   5. Learn about isometrics
   6. Learn the proper procedures in mechanical drawing
   7. Introduced to Keycreator Drafting System – wire frame

MATERIALS PROCESSING            (6l) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: 9-12 grade

   Materials Processing is an introductory level class designed to teach fundamental skills.
Emphasis is placed on the use of hand tools, safety and a general knowledge of shop
procedures. Students will be introduced to power tools as skill levels improve. Safety glasses and
shop aprons are safety equipment which will be required of each student. The class will mass
produce a pre-approved project.
POWER MECHANICS (62) – 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: 10 – 12 grade
    Power mechanics is an introductory level course concerned with the understanding of an
internal combustion engine. It will be divided into two sections, theory, and actual hands-on
experience. Each student will partake in an actual engine overhaul after they have successfully
completed the classroom requirements. Safety equipment such as goggles and aprons will be
required.

MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS I             (63) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: 10 – 12 grade
Must Pass Materials Processing

   After successfully completing materials processing the student will build on his/her basic
knowledge of woodworking. In this class the use of woodworking machines and electric hand
tools will be expanded upon. After completing required projects such as a wood carving, a
movable toy and a lathe project the student is allowed to choose a project of their choice. Safety
equipment is required.

MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS II (65) - 2nd Semester
l Credit
Elective: 11 – 12 grade
Must pass Materials Processing & Manufacturing Systems I with C or better

   Students will build on the skills developed in materials processing and manufacturing systems
I. A major woodworking project will be required. Safety equipment will be required. Research
paper is required.
                                           st
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING (66) - 1 Semester
1 Credit
Elective: 10 – 12 grade
*Must pass Drafting & Design with a C+ or better.

Introduces students to residential drawing. Student will use Chief Architect drafting program.
Student will be required to develop a set of house plans that include floor plans, elevation, plot
plans and other details as needed. Student also will construct a model house or build a shed.
                                      st
MECHANICAL DRAFTING (67) - 1 Semester
1 Credits
Elective: 10 – 12 grade
Must Pass Drafting & Design with a C+ or better

    Students will progress through the various specialized areas of mechanical drawing. Areas
covered will include orthographic, pictorial, sectional, auxiliary and others. The students will be
introduced to computer aided drafting using solid functions of Key Creator Program.
   Students will be required to develop a complete set of house plans. Areas covered will include:
floor plans, elevations, section view, plot plan, and other details as needed. Introduction to
computer drafting for design and layout is included.

ELECTRICITY      (69) - 2nd Semester

l Credit
Elective: 11 – 12 grade (Maximum no. of students - 16)
    A semester course which will cover the theory of basic electronics and electricity. It is a
combination of classroom and laboratory activities. The student will become familiar with the
basic theory, and build electrical circuits to further his/her understanding of the electrical theory.
A short introduction to electricity includes house wiring.
                                      MATHEMATICS
PRE-ALGEBRA (21)
2 Credits
Required: Algebra may be taken to satisfy requirement
Prerequisite: None

        Pre-Algebra develops math skills needed to begin and succeed in the study of algebra.
Topics covered include: basic computation review, decimals, fractions, equations, formulas, ratio
and proportion, graphing, statistics, basic geometry and trigonometry, and probability.
Calculators are utilized throughout the course.

ALGEBRA I (22)
2 Credits
Prerequisite: None

   Algebra is intended to develop within the student an ability to solve mathematical problems
that are too difficult to solve by arithmetic. An emphasis is placed on the solving of a variety of
problems using different solving strategies ranging from trial and error to using equations.

   The language of Algebra is used and promoted both orally and in writing. The real number
system is developed and the operations thereon is taught. Linear, quadratic, and exponential
equations will be studied. Non-traditional topics such as probability, statistics, sets, and geometry
are introduced. Applications motivate all topics.

   A good understanding will prepare the student for future math, science and computer courses.
Students with strong math backgrounds have an enriched job market awaiting at graduation.

   Current technology is employed in this class. A scientific calculator is a requirement.
 Eighth grade students may take Algebra I for high school credit with the approval of the Math
department and guidance counselor.


GEOMETRY (23)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Algebra (Grade of C or better recommended)

  Geometry students will develop their ability to gather data and to draw, test, and make
conclusions about that data. The graphing calculator will be utilized to draw constructions and to
make measurements. From that data students will cooperatively arrive at geometrical truths.
Some constructions will be made by hand. Therefore, all students must have a compass,
straightedge, protractor, and a scientific calculator.
      Algebra and geometry will be integrated such that students will not view these as two
separate entities but as compatible.
          The study will present coordinates, transformation, measurement formulas, plane figures,
and 3-dimensional figures. Work with proof-writing is gradually introduced. This course is a must
for all college bound students.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA           (24)
2 Credits
Elective: Juniors
Prerequisite: Geometry

    Advanced Algebra reinforces the concepts of the Algebra course and develops within the
student an ability to solve higher degree equations than solved in Algebra. A detailed study of
linear and quadratic equations, powers and roots and functions based on these concepts is
undertaken. Students study logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and other special functions for
their properties and as tools to model real-world situations. Current technology is employed with
the use of the TI-82 graphing calculator. Students must have a scientific calculator. This course
is a must for All college bound students.
                               st
CONSUMER MATH (25) – 1 & 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grade ll, 12
Prerequisite: Junior-Senior students who have completed General Mathematics or Algebra.
         Consumer Math develops students math skills while studying topics related to money and
finances. Topics covered include: gross pay and deductions, taxes and tax forms, budgeting and
banking, housing, transportation, credit cards and debt, and investments.

FUNCTIONS, STATISTICS, TRIG.          (26)
2 Credits
Elective:
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra

    The purpose of this course is to prepare the college bound student for entrance exams, pre-
calculus, calculus, science courses, and the rigors of college study. FST integrates statistical and
abstract concepts, and previews calculus in work with functions and intuitive notions of limits.
Student must have availability to a computer or graphing calculator for use in plotting functions,
analyzing data, and simulating experiments. Topics studied include trigonometry, combinations,
permutations, sequences, and series. Students planning to attend a 4-year college should take
this course especially if their intended major is in a math or science - related field.


APPLIED MATH (37) – lst & 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11 & 12 Offered to: Juniors & Seniors

    Applied Math is designed to help students improve their mathematical problem-solving skills
and to help them practically apply their math in everyday situations. The use of math in the
workplace is emphasized. Areas covered include: ratios and proportions, scientific notation,
powers and roots, formulas, linear equations, graphing, statistics and probabilities, and
trigonometry. Scientific calculators are utilized throughout the course. Students who are in or
have successfully completed Advanced Algebra and courses beyond are not eligible for this
course.

CALCULUS (4)
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: FST

This course covers both the differential and integral calculus. Topics are considered from four
perspectives whenever possible: graphical, numerical, algebraic/analytic, and verbal. A student-
owned graphing calculator is highly recommended.



                                             MUSIC
VOCAL MUSIC (95) 1st & 2nd Semester
1 Credit per semester (to a total of 8 music credits)
Elective:
   Vocal music class meets daily. Individual lessons are required and scheduled during free
periods. Members of Vocal are involved in concerts, contests, and other performances. Ample
opportunities are provided for the student to participate as a member of vocal as well as small
group and solo performances.
                                   ST    ND
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC                1     &2    Semester
1 Credit per semester
Elective:

  Instrumental music class meets daily. The class consists of Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band
and Pep Band.
The band participates in a number of marching contests, parades, and solo-ensemble contest. The band
also presents at
Least four concerts a year as well as participates in large group contest.
                           nd
And book 3 will be for 2        semester. There will also be a little playing done. Primarily playing scales.

                                                 SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE (30)
2 Credits
Required: Grade 9
Prerequisite:
    The course is divided into two main parts. The first half of the course is concerned with the
chemical aspects of materials; organization of matter, what things are made of, how things
interact with each other and how the interaction of things is important to us. Lab work is involved
in some of the topics. The 2nd semester is devoted to the study of the physical nature of things
including motion, forces, energy, heat and sound.

BIOLOGY (31)
2 Credits
Required: Grade 10
Prerequisite: Physical Science

   We will study the world around us, man’s impact on it and why we are what we are. This
course examines living animals. In depth lab study is made of how individual cells function and
reproduce within a living thing. Various types of animals are compared to each other.

CHEMISTRY (33)
2 Credits
Elective: Grades 11 & 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra or presently enrolled in Advanced Algebra.

    Chemistry is the study of the structure and properties of matter. Topics covered include:
formulas and equations, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, kinetic theory and gas
behavior. There is an emphasis on the mathematics of chemistry. This course is recommended
for any student planning on a college education. Experiments are completed to reinforce topics.
Reports of all labs conducted are required.

PHYSICS (34)
2 Credits
Elective: Grade 11 &12
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra

   Physics is the study of matter and energy and their relationships. It studies how the physical
world works. The first semester focuses on Newtonian mechanics with an emphasis on
mathematical calculations and graphical relationships. In the second semester topics like
universal gravitation, laws of conservation, heat, light, waves, and sound are covered. This
course is recommended for all students preparing to attend a four-year college.
ADVANCED CHEMISTRY           (20) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grade 12
Pre-requisite: Chemistry

   This course covers most of the topics from chemistry in greater detail - acids & bases, solution
chemistry and organic chemistry. The emphasis is on the laboratory experience. It is highly
recommended for students planning to study science, medicine, or engineering in college.


ADVANCED SCIENCE (35) 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grade 12
Prerequisite: Chemistry/Advanced Biology

    This class provides students with the opportunity to do longer term scientific research in
different areas. The emphasis is on both laboratory and library research. Some independent
study of scientific concepts and current topics will also occur.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (32)(Formerly Advanced Biology & Advanced Science)
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11 & 12
Pre-requisite: Biology (A or B Grades)

This course provides advanced science students with a comprehensive background in human
anatomy and physiology. The student will be required to demonstrate terminology, identification
of structures, and understanding of body functions. The course will include a study of the organ-
systems of the body, utilizing anatomical terminology to describe or explain structural composition
and physiological processes. Laboratory activities are emphasized in order to enhance
understanding of how the body works and will include investigations centering around histology,
skeletal, and muscular anatomy systems and the physiology of vertebrate animal systems.
Vertebrate dissection is a major part of this course.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE            (110) 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11 & 12
Pre-requisite: Biology

   This is a one semester class intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the
environment and how man and modern technology have affected the environment. Instructional
methods used include lecture, discussion, videos, field trips, and lab exercises. Students are
required to write 4 papers, and weekly articles concerning environmental issues. Minimum
standards for a passing grade are maintained.




                                  SOCIAL STUDIES

WORLD HISTORY (40)
2 Credits
Required: Grades 9
Prerequisite: None
  World History will allow students to investigate the past and make connections to today. We
will explore themes such as:                   cooperation/conflict, revolution/reaction, change,
diversity/uniformity, nationalism, innovation, movement, etc. The units will allow students to apply
fundamental concepts to various times.
AMERICAN HISTORY          (43)
2 Credits
Required: Grades 10
Prerequisite: None

   A two semester course tracing the formation and development of the United States as a
nation. Emphasis is on second century events and topics receiving special consideration include
the Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, the Depression Years, and World Leadership in a
Nuclear Age.

GOVERNMENT (44) - 1st Semester
1 Credit
Required: Grade 12
Prerequisite: None

   Governments will ask students to think critically about various political issues and will allow
students to gain a better understanding of the system in which we live. The class will look at the
structure of our government as well as the process in which it operates. Each individual will
develop skills which enable them to clearly communicate their beliefs to others.

SOCIOLOGY (45) – 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Required: Grade 12
Prerequisite: None

   Sociology will enable students to become aware of the many factors which influence one’s life.
Your awareness of society will be heightened by not only learning about the work of sociologists,
but also doing the work of sociologists. The class will examine social institutions such as religion,
family, and education. It will also look at the concepts of socialization, social inequality, social
groups, social control and social change.

PSYCHOLOGY (101) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 11 - 12
Prerequisite:

  Psychology introduces students to the study of behavior and mental processes. Through
demonstrations and multiple activities, students will examine various theories concerning
personality, psychological disorders, development, learning and thinking, and social psychology.

ECONOMICS (48)
1 Credit (1)
Elective
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior
         This course is designed to provide students knowledge on how people choose to use their limited
resources. Economics prepares students with the ability to make decisions as a buyer, seller, worker, and
citizen. Some attention will be placed on the stock market and how it works, as well as, studies of
different global economies. The law of supply and demand will be covered to assist in choices that are
made as a buyer, seller, worker, and citizen.

CURRENT AFFAIRS (46) - lst Semester
l credit
Elective: Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: None

Current Affairs is a one-semester elective course providing students with basic knowledge in the current
developments of political, economic, minority, and social issues during the period in which the course is
offered. The primary sources for the course will be Upfront magazine as well as CNN Student News.
CURRENT AFFAIRS II (4l) - 2nd Semester
1 Credit
Elective: Grades 10-12
Prerequistite: None

Current Affairs II is a one-semester elective course providing students with basic knowledge in the current
developments of political, economic, minority, and social issues during the period in which the course is
offered. The primary sources for the course will be Upfront magazine as well as CNN Student News.



                                   GENERAL ELECTIVES
YEARBOOK I - (104)
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: English 10
         Yearbook I introduces the student to the principles and practices of journalism. This course
emphasizes the fundamentals of journalistic writing, photography, desktop publishing and provides
students with the opportunity to practice these fundamentals in the production of the high school
yearbook. Technology skills, including desktop publishing,using Adobe Pagemaker 7.0, layout and
design, and digital photography using several computer enhancement programs are also taught.

YEARBOOK II - (111)
2 Credits
Elective
Prerequisite: English 9, Yearbook I (Newspaper I)

        Yearbook II advances the student’s understanding of the principles and practices of journalism.
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of journalistic writing, photography, desktop publishing and
provides students with the opportunity to practice these fundamentals in the production of the high school
yearbook. Technology skills, including desktop publishing,using Adobe Pagemaker 7.0, layout and
design, and digital photography using several computer enhancement programs are also taught.



                               PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICAL EDUCATION          (99)
1/2 Credit per yr.
Required:
Prerequisite: None

    All students are required to take physical education unless a waiver from P.E. has been
granted by the secondary principal. The physical education program will include individual
activities as well as group activities. The objectives of physical education are to maintain the
physical well being of students while they are in high school as well as teach the fundamentals of
skills that may be used in later life to maintain fitness and provide recreational activities.

   Students are required to dress for class in Gym Clothes, Shorts, T-shirts, Sweats and Tennis
shoes. Classes missed must be made-up during that 9 week period.
                                  DRIVER EDUCATION
DRIVER EDUCATION          (89)
1 Credit
Elective:

    Driver education is offered to grades 9 - 12. State requirements of 30 classroom hours and 6
driving hours will be met. Driver education is required only if you want your license at age 16.
After age 18 the driver education requirement is not necessary to obtain a license. This class will
be taught in the summer. Cost of the course will be determined in the Spring by the Board of
Education. This grade will not affect G.P.A.


               EXPERIENCED BASED CAREER EDUCATION
                                                                 st
EXPERIENCE BASED CAREER EDUCATION (EBCE) (77) 1 & 2nd Semester

Elective:
Prerequisite: None

    Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) is a job exploration course which gives students
an opportunity to work at least one hour a day at a worksite within the community. Each student
is placed in at least two community job sites during a semester period, usually during eleventh or
twelfth grade. The Work Experience Coordinator is responsible for working with community
people in developing jobsites, arranging student placements, and carrying out coordination
activities. Four days of the week students are at their job sites; one day a week they are in the
classroom with the Work Experience Coordinator to study related work experience skills. The
course provides one credit toward graduation requirements. An emphasis in math is used in the
classroom during the semester, therefore, the course fulfills a math requirement for special
education students.

                         TALENTED & GIFTED
Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) (128)

   This program is designed for students who wish to go beyond the regular requirements in
academic achievement or in specific talent areas. In educational circles, the ELO program has
traditionally been called a program for gifted and talented students. However, recent trends
indicate the desirability of providing extended learning opportunities to a wide range of students
who may have a special interest or talent in a specific area.

   The high school coordinator of the ELO program works with other teachers on the staff to
provide such opportunities. Students and/or parents who are interested in the opportunities
provided by this program should inform the principal, the counselor, or the high school ELO
coordinator.

   Opportunities could take the form of research or extended reading in an area of interest,
extended training in computers, mentorships, special field trips, academic competitions, etc.
Actually, the possibilities of extended learning opportunities in this program are limited only by our
imaginations coupled with the realities of limited time, resources, and money.

    Our program is modeled to some degree after the ―Revolving Door‖ model designed by
Renzulli and Reis, leaders in the field of education for the gifted. This model allows students to
participate in special activities at such times that their personal schedules allow; for instance,
football players might not have time for extended learning during the football season but might
like to pursue such opportunities later in the year.

   Students interested in developing their talents to the fullest during their high school career are
urged to take advantage of this program. We will individualize the activities to fit into the
schedule of each student.
                            DMACC CAREER ACADEMY
Programs offered                  Recommended Prerequisite classes
Auto Tech                         Drafting & Design, Power Mechanics
Auto Collision                    Welding, Power Mechanics
Building Trades                   Materials Processing, Architectural Drafting
Health Occupations                Health FACS, Biology / Advanced Biology
Culinary Arts                     Foods I, Foods II
Criminal Justice                  Biology, Sociology or Psychology
Information Tech/Net. Adm.        Keyboarding, Computer Applications
Welding                           Drafting & Design, Welding
Machining/Tool and Die            Mechanical Drafting, Welding
CNA / Adv. CNA (Nurse Aid)        Health FACS, Biology / Advanced Biology
Teacher Academy                   College prep classes


        POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS ACT FOR
                 9th – 12th GRADE STUDENTS
This Act was enacted in 1987 to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wider
variety of options to high school students by enabling eleventh and twelfth grade students to
enroll part time in nonsectarian courses in eligible post-secondary institutions of higher learning in
Iowa. A ninth or tenth grade student who is identified as a gifted and talented student according
to the school district’s criteria and procedures may now participate under this Act.

    Eligible Postsecondary Courses
        The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act is intended to implement the policy of the state to
        promote rigorous academic pursuits. Therefore, postsecondary courses eligible for students to
        enroll in under this Act shall be limited to the following:
A. Nonsectarian courses.
B. Courses that are not comparable to courses offered by the school district.
C. Credit-bearing courses that lead to an educational degree.
D. Courses in the discipline areas of mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, vocational-
technical education and also the courses in career option programs offered by area schools established
under the authorization provided in Iowa Code chapter 260C. 281—IAC 22.4

Students who wish to work on on-line courses while at school will do so in the Learning
Center.

Eligible postsecondary institutions are institutions of higher learning under the control of the State
Board of Regents, community colleges and accredited private institutions.

The school district will grant high school credit for successful completion of approved courses,
and they shall count towards graduation requirements.

Local school districts will pay no more than $250 per course for the actual and customary costs of
tuition, textbooks, materials, and fees directly related to the course.

Transportation to and from the post-secondary institution is the responsibility of the parent or
guardian of the student.

Counseling and support services and help in arranging the schedule is available at the high
school and the post-secondary institution.

Students wishing to find out more information about post-secondary courses should visit with the
high school counselor. If they decide to participate they complete a ―Notice of Student
Registration Form‖. They then apply to the post-secondary institution. The student and parent or
guardian each sign a statement indicating that they have received information on the Act.
―In order for Lynnville-Sully High School to better align practices with the law and to provide more
opportunities for a diversity of classes we can no longer offer PSEO course content comparable to what
we currently offer here (i.e. Psychology, Algebra and Trig, etc.) Students interested in PSEO courses
must submit a copy of a course title and description showing the course is not comparable to an L-S
course listed in this course description book.‖

Students who fail the PSEO course and fail to receive credit will reimburse the school district for all costs
directly related to the course. Prior to registering for the course, students under age eighteen will have a
parent sign a form indicating that the parent is responsible for the costs of the course should the student
fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course. Students who fail the course and fail to receive
credit for the course for reasons beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the student’s incapacity,
death in the family or a move to another district, may not be responsible for the costs of the course. The
school board may waive reimbursement of costs to the school district for the previously listed reasons.
Students dissatisfied with a school board’s decision will appeal to the AEA for a waiver of reimbursement.

								
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