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. st nd 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. st 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. st nd 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.