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BELLAIRE HS CURRICULUM GUIDE 2016-2017

BELLAIRE

 HIGH SCHOOL

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 2016/2017

 

 

BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL

2016/2017

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Parent/Student Letter                                      3

District Mission Statement                              3

Diploma with Honors                                       4

Ohio High School Course Policy                   5

Promotions/Credit Information                     5

College Credit Plus Program                         5-6

Schedule Change Policy                                7

Fine Art Requirements                                   7

Graduation Requirements                              8

Class Scheduling                                            9

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Information     10

Visual Arts                                                         11

Computer Tech                                                   12-13

English                                                               14-16

Intervention                                                       17

Health/Physical Education                               18

Industrial Arts                                                   19

Math                                                                    20-22

Performing Arts                                                 23

Science                                                              24-25

Social Studies                                                   26-27

Spanish                                                              28

 

Dear Parent and Student:

 

The scheduling of classes is vital to your success now and in the future. It is important that you take time to review which courses you will need to graduate and which electives will best prepare you for your future. I encourage you and your parents to explore all the opportunities available to you in this manual.

Our schedule offers a variety of courses in 50 minute periods with both year- long and Semester Classes.  And the options of High School Coursework, College Credit  Plus Coursework and Online classes. This allows us flexibility in meeting the needs of all our students in both a traditional and a College and Career Plus Platform.

This curriculum guide is designed to assist you and your parents in the selection of classes. In addition, pages 2-9 of this book provide a lot of useful information. If you have any questions, please contact the high school.  Mr. Joe Bell, our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Kim Hart, Secretary and Mrs. Kassie Anderson, Principal along with our department heads will be more than happy to assist you as you make these important decisions on your educational journey.

 

Respectfully,

 

Kassie Anderson

 Principal

 

BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of Bellaire local School District is to provide all Students with educational social opportunities to become successful, responsible, and productive citizens in a diverse global society.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT (TITLE IX)

All of the courses, programs and activities presented in this guide are open to all students, regardless of sex, provided that the students have met all established requirements. This policy meets all requirements and directions of the U.S. Department of Education of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as contained in Section 86 of the Federal Register, page 24128.

 

COMPARISON OF DIPLOMAS WITH HONORS CRITERIA

Students need to fulfill all but one of the applicable criteria for the Diploma with Honors.

Subject

Academic Diploma with Honors for Classes 2012 and Beyond

Career-Technical Diploma with Honors for Classes 2012 and Beyond

ENGLISH

4 units

4 units

MATHEMATICS

4 units, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or the equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content.

4 units, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or the equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content.

SCIENCE

4 units, including physics and chemistry

4 units, including two units of advanced science

SOCIAL STUDIES

4 units

4 units

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

3 units ( must include no less than 2 units for which credit is sought)

N/A

FINE ARTS

1 unit

N/A

ELECTIVES

N/A

4 units of Career-Technical minimum Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship, or be part of an articulated career pathway which can lead to post-secondary credit.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

3.5 on a 4.0 scale

3.5 on a 4.0 scale

ACT/ACT SCORE (Excluding scores for Writing Sections)

27 ACT / 1210 SAT

27 ACT / 1210 SAT

Additional Assessment

N/A

Achieve proficiency benchmark established for appropriate Ohio Career technical Competency assessment or equivalent. 

 

 

Advanced Science refers to course in the Ohio Core that are inquiry –based with laboratory experiences and align with the 11/12th grade standards (or above) or with a College Credit Science Course, clearly preparing students for a college freshman-level science class, such as astronomy, Advanced Biology with Anatomy, Botany, or contain material above the current End of Year testing requirements.

Diplomas with Honors requirement pre-suppose the completion of all high school diploma requirements in the Ohio Revised code.  Please check the requirement for both the class of 2017 and 2018 and beyond.

 

 

       
   
 
   
 
     

 

OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ARTICULATION POLICY

 

• 4 years of English with Emphasis on Composition

• 4 years of Mathematics (through Algebra 2 or equivalent)

• 3 years of Social Studies

• 3 years of Science (at least two lab sciences)

• 2 years of same Foreign Language (3 years recommended)

• 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts

Most university students are not admitted on a conditional basis if they fail to complete the recommended high school courses and do not pass all sections of the end of the course exams. All entering students are required to complete placement examinations in writing, mathematics and reading skills. ***Please note that these requirements are not sufficient to earn a HS Diploma with Honors***

 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGRAM

The College Credit Plus program is open to students in grades 7-12. The program enables college qualified students to take college courses while in high school at a state supported College University at no cost to the student for tuition, books or fees. Students and parents must have attended an informational meeting in March and must meet all college application requirements and deadlines. Bellaire High School offers college courses through this program which are housed at the high school for those qualified students that do not wish to travel to the college campuses.

 

PROMOTION

 For the purpose of testing and state reports, promotion is based on the number of years attending high school. However, below is the number of credits that should be completed at the end of the each year in order to be making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

YOU NEED TO MONITOR YOUR CREDITS!!

• To the sophomore class – when you have a minimum of 5 1⁄2 credits

• To the junior class – when you have a minimum of 11 credits

• To the senior class – when you have a minimum of 16 1⁄2 credits

 

 

 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

Bellaire High School

2016-2017

 

Bellaire High School is currently partnering with area school districts and colleges to offer the following courses.  These courses are currently being planned but are not promised.  Please be assured that we believe that we will be able to fulfill student requests for these classes during the 2016-2017 school year, however as of the publication of this guide, the final approval for the coursework has not been received from the partnering Colleges and Universities.

 

 

English 11 CCP                  Composition I Eng.                                       3 semester hours

                                           Belmont College

 

 Algebra  CCP                      College Algebra Math                               3 semester hours

 Calculus CCL                    College Calculus Math                                  3 semester hours           

                                            Belmont College

 

Chemistry CCP                  Chemistry                                                       3 semester hours

 University of Akron

 

Spanish CCP                        Spanish III                                                 3 semester hours

                                            Eastern Gateway College

 

 

College Credit Plus is the new name for programs such as Dual Enrollment and PSEOP (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program). Taking a College Credit Plus course from a public college or university is free, which means no cost for tuition, books, or fees. There may be costs associated with College Credit Plus at a private college or university should these institutions participate in the program. Students in grades 7-12 can apply for College Credit Plus admissions based on college-readiness in one or more areas. This is typically determined by an ACT or COMPASS test score. To learn more visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp or see a school counselor.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY:

 

Schedule changes will only be permitted for those students who have failed a pre-requisite for a scheduled class, or for whom changes are deemed necessary by the teacher, counselor, or administration.  No schedule changes will be made after the first 2 weeks of each semester unless approved by the Principal. 

FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:  TWO SEMESTERS OR THE EQUIVALENT:

 

  • Begins with students entering the 9th grade on or after July 1, 2018
  • Coursework may be completed in any of grades 7-12
  • Permits students in grades 7 or 8 to count the course toward the required five   units of electives and receive high school credit if the advanced work is:
  • Taught by a person licensed to teach high school;
  • Meets high school curriculum requirements as designated by the local board of education;
  • With or without earned credit, the coursework counts toward the two-semester graduation requirement.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

 

Students are required to take one year of Physical Education and 1 Semester (1/2 year) of health class.  Weight Lifting does not count as a PE credit.  Students who participate in a sport can be given credit toward their PE requirements.  However, those students must complete their season in order to receive that credit.  Students who have not completed a full season of a sport by the beginning of their Junior year will be required to take PE class.

 

ECONOMICS / FINANCIAL LITERACY:

 

All students are required to complete ½ credit (1 semester) of Economics/ Financial Literacy.  This must be fulfilled by the 1st semester of your Senior year.

 

Ohio – New High School Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2018

 

House Bill 487 updated Ohio’s graduation requirements to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and work. As a result, the Class of 2017 (11th graders in the 2015-2016 school year) will be the last students to take the current Ohio Graduation Tests. The new requirements take effect with students entering 9th grade in the 2014-2015 school year (Class of 2018). Additionally, every student in the Class of 2018 and beyond will have the opportunity to take a nationally-recognized college admission exam free of charge in Grade 11. The honors diploma remains another option for students.

 

       
     
   
 

 

 

All students take end-of-course exams:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math I
  • Integrated Math II
  • Physical Science
  • American History
  • American Government
  • English I
  • English II

 

Exams are taken the year the student is enrolled in the course.  Students not obtaining a desirable score may retake the exam.

NEW

And meet one of the following three criteria

  1. . Earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams.

2. Earn a “remediation free” score on a nationally recognized college admission exam such as ACT or SAT.  The state of Ohio will pay for all 11th grade students in the Class of 2018 and beyond to take the exam free of charge 1 time.

3. Earn a State Board of Education approved, industry-recognized credential or a state-issued license for practice in a career and achieve a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a job skills assessment. 

UNCHANGED                                                          

                                               

Complete Ohio Course Requirement

State Minimum

English Lang. Arts

4 Units

Health

½ Unit

Mathematics

4 Units

Physical Education

½ Units

Science

3 Units

Social Studies

3 Units

Electives

5 Units

Economics/ Fin. Lit.

 

Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

  1. Mathematics units must include one unit of Algebra II or the equivalent.
  2. Science units must include one unit of Physical Science, one unit of life science, and one unit of advanced study in one or more of the following sciences: astronomy, physical geology, or other earth or space science. 
  3. Social studies units must include ½ unit of American History and ½ unit of American Government. 
  4. 5 Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agriculture education, or English language arts, math, science, or social studies course not otherwise required.
  5. All students must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy during grades 9-12 and must complete at least two semesters of fine arts taken any time in Grades 7-12. 
  6. The state board may decide to include an algebra II end of course examination in place of the algebra I end of course exam beginning for students entering ninth grade on or after July 1, 2016.

 

BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION COURSE AND CREDIT REQUIREMENTS AS ALIGNED TO THE OHIO STATE CORE REQUIREMENTS

 

CLASS OF 2017 – 21 CREDITS

English – 4                                                      Science – 3 (1 Physical & 1 Biological)

Physical Education – 1⁄2                                Social Studies – 3 (1 American Hist.  & 1 Gov.)

Math – 4 (1 Algebra 2)                                    Computer Technology – 1/2

Health – 1⁄2                                                     Economics 1/2

 

CLASS OF 2018 – 20 CREDITS

English – 4                                                      Science – 3 (1 Physical & 1 Biological)

Physical Education – 1⁄2                                Social Studies 3 (1 World Hist., 1/2 American Hist.,1/2 Gov.)

Math – 4 (1 Algebra 2)                                    Health 1/2

Computer Technology – 1⁄2                           Economics 1/2

 

CLASS SCHEDULING

Points Bellaire High School students keep in mind when selecting courses:

• You are required to select 6 of 7 periods

• You are required to take:

9th GRADE

10TH  GRADE

11TH GRADE

12TH GRADE

1credit  ENG. 9

1 credit English 10

1 credit English

1 credit English

1 credit World/Amer. History

1 credit World / Amer. History

1 credit Math

1 Credit Math

1/2 credit PE ½ credit

½ credit PE

1 credit Science

1 Credit Science/ SS

½ credit Computer Tech.

½ credit Health

1 Credit Government

1 Credit On-line

1 credit Math

1 credit Math

1 credit on-line

1 Credit Elective

1 credit Physical Science

1/2 credit on-line course

1 credit electives

 

1 credit electives

1 credit electives

 

 

 

**** Jr. and Sr. on-line and elective coursework may be waived for those students who:

Are enrolled in College Career Plus Coursework thus meeting the required credits for graduation and OHSSA eligibility.

                         ~OR~

Are carrying at least 6 credits and are not at risk of failing.

Can Provide documentation that they are currently employed outside of the school.

 

VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN

In order to qualify for Valedictorian and/or Salutatorian, a student must have been a full-time student at Bellaire High School for his/her senior year and must have completed the courses listed below.

The courses listed below are the minimum courses required for Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

1. Four units of English

• English 9, 10, 11, 12

2. Three units of the same foreign language

3. Four units of Mathematics, including two of the following courses:

• Pre-Calculus

• Calculus/CCP Calculus

4. Three units of Science, including two of the following courses:

• Advanced Biology/ CCP Biology

• Chemistry or CCP Chemistry

• Physics/ CCP Physics

5. All other requirements for graduation from high school:

• Advanced courses taken at public or parochial high school and universities during summer or as part of the educational options program will count towards the above requirements

The selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will take place at the end of the school year.

The graduating senior with the highest grade point average in a curriculum that includes the courses listed above will earn the Valedictorian Award; the senior with the second highest grade point average will earn the Salutatorian Award.

If two or more students tie for the highest grade point average, duplicate Valedictorian Awards will be given.

If two or more students tie for the highest grade point average, duplicate Salutatorian Awards will be given.

 

VISUAL ARTS

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

1008

Arts and crafts

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

1012

Clay

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

1001

Art I

9,10,11,12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

N/A

1010,1011

Photography I&II

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

Photography I

1002,1003,1004

Adv. Art I,II,III

9,10,11,12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

Art I

 

COURSE #1008 ARTS AND CRAFTS - A course that explores visual art using mixed media of common materials to create functional or decorative crafts. Students will work with handmade & premade paper, fibers, wood, found objects, paint and fabric. Some of the main assignments for this class include wood-burn designs, foil embossing, tie-dye, jewelry making, paper filigree, spray paint stencils and string art. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Ms. Ritchea

COURSE #1012 CLAY - This course explores the visual arts in a three-dimensional form through the use of clay. Pinch pots, coil building, slab work, hand building, and additive and subtractive sculpture will be explored Ceramic glazing, slips and various clay firing methods will be covered. Materials will include clay, clay tools, slips and glazes. Additional media can be explored if the situation arises. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Ms. Ritchea

COURSE 1001 ART I, II, III – This course explores the visual arts in a 2-dimensional, drawing form. Topics to be covered include drawing basics, elements and principles of design, color theory, composition, perspective, proportioning, content vocabulary, art history, use of a sketchbook, and portfolio building. Some of the main assignments for this class include figure drawing, gesture drawing, sketching, perspective, abstraction, contour drawing, and self-portrait. Skills and Instruction will intensify as the student progresses through the tiers of instruction. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Ms. Ritchea

COURSE  #1010, 1011 PHOTOGRAPHY -. This is a basic course in photography designed to offer experiences with a point and shoot camera.  Various camera settings will be learned to offer greater creative and technical control.  This course builds the foundation for visual literacy regarding both form and content of photographic images.  The elements and principles of design as they relate to photographic composition are emphasized.  Students learn framing within the viewfinder and explore various compositional principles.  Students also learn to examine images critically through weekly critiques. Depth of instruction along with dark room experience is provided as the student progresses into photography II.  ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Ms. Ritchea

COURSE # 1002, 1003, 1004 Advanced Art – This is a student driven course where the teacher supports individual students in their selected areas of skill and interest.  Students must be highly motivated and teacher permission is required in order to participate.  ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Ms. Ritchea

 

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#1212

MS WORD

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#1213

MS EXCEL

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#1214

MS POWER POINT

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#1216

KEYBOARDING

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

FUEL ED

WEB DESIGN

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

FUEL ED

IMAGE DESIGN AND EDITING

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#1217

MS ACCESS

9,10,11,12

1/2 CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

 

COURSE # 1212  MS WORD -  Designed to introduce the student to the basic features of Microsoft Word. Specific features include creating, saving, retrieving, modifying, and printing documents. Working knowledge of Windows, basic computer knowledge, and touch keyboarding skills are essential.  *** FEE TBA**** Instructor Mr. Terry Espina.

COURSE #1213     MS EXCEL -  Designed to introduce the student to the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Specific features include creating, saving, retrieving, modifying, formatting, and printing spreadsheets and charts. Working knowledge of Windows, basic computer knowledge, and touch keyboarding skills are essential.  **** FEE TBA*** Instructor Mr. Terry Espina.

COURSE #1214    MS POWER POINT - Introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint software to create effective presentations. Students navigate through a presentation; apply slide formats; use outline view; print various formats; use the organization chart feature; insert and manipulate clip art, word art, and graphics; embed Excel charts; and use slide show features. Working knowledge of Windows, basic computer knowledge, and touch keyboarding skills are essential. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor Mr. Terry Espina.

COURSE #1216  KEYBOARDING –Designed to help students develop speed and accuracy by learning the touch operation of alphanumeric/keyboard characters. Emphasis is placed on the following: mastery of the keyboard with desirable keyboarding techniques; development of speed and accuracy; and proper care of the equipment. Keyboarding is the foundation for developing entry-level skills for business careers. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor Mr. Terry Espina.

COURSE #1217   MS ACCESS - Designed to introduce the student to the basic features of Microsoft Access. Specific features include creating database structures; adding, editing and deleting records; running queries; and printing database objects. Working knowledge of Windows, basic computer knowledge, and touch keyboarding skills are essential.  *** FEE TBA****  Instructor Mr. Terry Espina.

FUEL EDUC. INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN– Students will learn the dynamics of the Web environment while pursuing an in-depth study of both Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Web based protocols will be addressed and students will create a website with tag text elements, special characters, lines, graphics, hypertext links, and graphical tables. **** FEE TBA**** Instructor:  Mr. Terry Espina.

 

 

FUEL EDUC.  IMAGE DESIGN AND EDITING - This course is designed for students to develop skills in creating digital art and editing, using Photoshop. Flash will also be used to create advanced animations and add interactivity. Students will receive a CD of their work at the end of the semester. Class will be offered on-line with a teacher over-seeing production. ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Mr. Terry Espina

 

 

 

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

0103

ENG. SKILLS 9

9

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

N/A

0107

ADV. ENG. 9

9

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM

0105

ENG SKILLS 10

10

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

ENG. 9

0108

ADV.ENG. 10

10

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM

0106

ENG. SKILLS 11

11

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

ENG. 9,10

0109

ADV. ENG. 11

11

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM

0111

ENG. SKILLS 12

12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

ENG. 9,10,11

0110

ADV. ENG. 12

12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM

0112

MEDIA

11,12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM

0115

JOURNALISM

11,12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM.

TBD

CCP COMP

11,12

1 CREDIT

SEMESTER

College Assessment

 

     ADVANCED ENGLISH SEQUENCE

 

ADV. ENG. 9

 

ADV. ENG. 10

                                       

ADV. ENG. 11

OR CHOICE CCP ENG.FUEL/ED ENG.

                                       

ADV. ENG. 12

OR CCP ENG.FUEL/ED. ENG.

 
   

 

                                                                       TYPICAL ENGLISH SEQUENCE

 

ENG. 9

ENG. 10

ENG. 11

ENG. 12

 

COURSE #0103 ENGLISH 9 - A comprehensive course designed to prepare students for the Ohio Graduation Test. Emphasis will be placed on increasing student vocabulary, enhancing reading skills and developing writing skills by means of applied grammar in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. In class, students will be reading and discussing poems, short stories, the novel Call of The Wild or The Book Thief, the epic poem, “The Odyssey,” the drama, Romeo and Juliet and also a nonfiction book. Students will also be expected to complete book projects reflective of skills learned throughout the school year. Instructors: TBD

COURSE #0107 ADV. ENGLISH 9 - Designed to prepare students for the rigor of Adv. Eng. 10 and  Language and Composition their Junior year of high school. College Board expectations, along with the Common Core Standards set forth by the state of Ohio, will be the foundation of this course. Students will be expected to study the writing process and various pieces of literature. Extensive reading, writing, listening and speaking, and critical thinking will be expected from all students. Teacher recommendation, and various reading and writing test scores will be the basis of admission into this class Instructor: TBD

COURSE #0105 ENGLISH 10 - A comprehensive course designed to expose the student to all types of World Literature in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Emphasis will be placed on content standards as they apply to preparation for the OGT. Students will read and study To Kill a Mockingbird or Lord of the Flies, Night and Shakespearean selections that include “Julius Caesar” or “Twelfth Night”. Students will be expected to complete book projects throughout the year and principles of grammar will be reviewed as they apply to writing. Instructors: TBD

COURSE #0108 ADV ENGLISH 10 - This class is a continuation of the work done in ADV English 9 and a preparation for the rigor of the ADV English path that starts the junior year, ADV English Language and Composition. Students will become familiarized with College Board expectations in their study of the writing process and various pieces of world literature. This class requires extensive reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and emphasizes critical thinking. Student admission will be based on reading and writing test scores, GPA, teacher recommendation, and desire for the opportunity. A student’s performance on an exam at the end of the year determines whether or not the student is college ready. Instructors: Mrs. Durant

COURSE #0106 ENGLISH 11 - This is a comprehensive course designed to expose the student to various types of American literature and writing. The student will read poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, write two short research papers and study grammar and composition. Emphasis will be placed on those skills necessary for life preparation and enjoyment. Instructor: Ms. Sechrest

COURSE #0109 ADV. ENGLISH 11 – This class is a continuation of the work done in ADV English 10 and a preparation of the rigor of the ADV English path.  Students will explore the various types of literature and writing at an intensive and in-depth level.  The students will read and write poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, and write short research papers, studying and examining grammar and composition.  Emphasis will be placed on those skills necessary for ADV. ENG 12 placement or the Skills necessary for assessment into CCP ENG. COMP.  Instructor:  Ms. Durant

COURSE  #0111 ENGLISH 12 - This course is designed to expose the students to various types of literature and writing. Students will be required to write several research papers in addition to various other writing assignments. Students will also be required to read various novels by several authors from different genres as well as Shakespearean drama. Instructor: TBD

 

 

COURSE #0110 ADV. ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION (SENIOR LEVEL) - This comprehensive, pre-college level course involves an in-depth study and analysis of fiction, drama, and poetry and literacy criticism. Extensive writing and reading is essential for success in this course. ***Interested students must submit application. Instructor: TBD

COURSE #0112  MEDIA – This class focuses on the foundation of Media as a tool for communication of current events, social media and journalism.  Students will be expected to cover after school events, utilize digital equipment, write about experiences and edit materials for publications.  This class should be taken in conjunction with COURSE #0115 JOURNALISM  Students must have teacher permission to participate **** FEES TBD ***** Instructor : Mrs. Durant

COURSE #0115  JOURNALISM – This class focuses on the fundamentals of journalism including practical exercises in writing press releases, speeches, biographical sketches, brochures, flyers, and position papers for print and electronic media distribution. Students will be exposed to covering sporting events, school assemblies, writing publications for school websites and board meetings and public releases as well as the school yearbook.  This class should be taken in conjunction with COURSE #0112 MEDIA.  Students must have teacher permission to participate.  ***** FEES TBD**** Instructor:  Mrs. Durant

CCP  ENGLISH COMP:  SYLLABUS AS OUTLINED BY INSTRUCTOR

 

 

 

INTERVENTION

 

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

 

CAREERS

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

 

ACAD. ASSIS.

9,10,11,12

½  CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

 

COURSE #    CAREERS - This course gives you a chance to explore careers. Students have the opportunity to work with the Ohio Means Job Website to develop career choices and training requirements. Professional job resumes are developed for the graduation portfolio. Job application and interview skills are practiced. Individual career plans are developed. Fiscal responsibility is also discussed within the course. Instructor: Mr. Battista

 

COURSE #     ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE - As a guided study hall, students placed in this course will receive tutoring opportunities as well as structure self-monitoring guidance. Data will be collected by each student monitoring attendance, assignment completion and academic progress. This information will be charted by students in an independently maintained portfolio. Instructor: Mr. Battista

 

 

HEALTH / PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0801

PE / BOYS

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#0802

PE/GIRLS

9,10,11,12

½  CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#0805

WEIGHTLIFTING BOYS

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

#0806

HEALTH

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

 

WEIGHTLIFTING GIRLS

9,10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

N/A

 

Course #0801 /  #0802 PHYSICAL EDUCATION - All classes will stress daily physical fitness components including: warm-up exercises, stretching, cardiovascular endurance, and strength exercises. This is a graduation requirement and students are required to dress daily in appropriate clothing including gym shoes. Activities will include a combination of team sports, individual sports and lifetime skills throughout the semester. Instructor: TBD

COURSE #0806  HEALTH - This is a state-required course for graduation. This class will deal with some difficult areas where individuals must make tough decisions which can impact their lives and futures. Topics will include substance abuse (alcohol, illegal drugs, and related tobacco), sex education (abstinence, anatomy, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases), decision-making skills and other health related issues. Instructor: TBD

#0805 /          WEIGHT LIFTING - This course covers introduction of proper weight lifting techniques and safety precautions as well as an explanation of flexibility exercises. The course will also include plyometric and cardiovascular conditioning. Students will be evaluated according to improvement, daily dress, attendance, participation and class conduct. Instructors: TBD

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPTION POLICY This policy for exemption from Physical Education will be effective August 1, 2009. This information follows the guidelines set forth in ORC 3313.603, which states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, the board of education of each school district and the governing authority of each chartered nonpublic school may adopt a policy to excuse from the high school physical education requirement each student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two full season. If the board or authority adopts such a policy, the board or authority shall not require the student to complete any physical education course as a condition to graduate. However, the student shall be required to complete one-half unit, consisting of at least sixty hours of instruction, in another course of study”. Guidelines:

 

A student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading for at least two full seasons is not required to complete any physical education courses as a condition to graduate. However, the student is required to

(A) complete the two full seasons before the end of their junior year, as well as complete

one-half unit, consisting of 60 hours of instruction, in another course of study. (B) Students not fulfilling the requirements as listed in section (A) of this policy would be

required to complete one-half unit of a physical education course consisting of 60 hours of instruction.

 

 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

COURSE

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0608

WOODWORKING

9,10,11,12

.50

SEMESTER

NONE

#0607

WELDING

9,10,11,12

.50

SEMESTER

NONE

#0612/ #0613

GRAPHICS I & II

9,10,11,12

.50

SEMESTER

GRAPHICS I

 

 

 

COURSE  #0608 WOODWORKING - This is a beginning course in woodworking. Students learn about materials, cost figuring, measuring and the basic machine operations. During this course students are given 12-13 weeks to actually work on their own projects.  ***FEE TBA*** Instructor: Mr Young

COURSE #0607  WELDING  -  This course provides students with an opportunity to learn welding skills in repair and fabrication and identify and demonstrate shop safety.  Students will learn to define the welding process, welding terminology, and history of welding. Identify the five basic welding joints and welding symbols. Demonstrate safe setup, operation, and shutdown of an oxy-fuel torch. Demonstrate safe setup, operation and breakdown of basic plasma arc cutting equipment. Explain the importance and use of ventilation. Explain the mechanical properties of metals and their importance in welding processes. And demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional setting.

****FEE TBD**** Instructor Mr. Young

COURSE #0612/0613 --In this class you will learn the theories of graphic design while designing and producing several real-world projects. Students learn basic and advanced techniques for designing and creating effective promotional pieces, publications, and digital-art. In addition, students gain a foundational knowledge of the processes behind commercial printing operations ****FEES TBD*** Instructor : Mr. Young

 

 

 

 

MATH

COURSE

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0205

ALGEBRA I

9

1 CREDIT

YEAR

NONE

#0206

ALGEBRA II

10,11

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ALGEBRA I / GEOMETRY

#0219

ADV.ALG II

10,11

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ALG.I/GEO

#0207

GEOMETRY

9,10

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ALGEBRA I

#0211

ADV. GEO

9,10

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ADV. ALG. I

#0208

TRIG/PRE-CALG

11,12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ADV.ALG II

# 0209

CALCULUS

12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

PRE-CALC

#0216

ALGEBRA III

11

1 CREDIT

YEAR

ALGEBRA II

 

INTEGRATED MATH I

9

1 CREDIT

YEAR

NONE

#0201

CONSUMER MATH

12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

NONE

 

CCP ALG II

11,12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

NONE

 

CCP CALCULUS

11,12

1 CREDIT

YEAR

NONE

 

 

ALGEBRA 1

GEOMETRY

ALGEBRA 2 / CCP ALGEBRA 2

PRE-CALCULUS

TRANSITIONS TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA

OR

 CALCULUS CCP /  CALCULUS / AP CALCULUS

                                                                            COLLEGE BOUND MATH SEQUENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER READY MATH SEQUENCE

 

INTEGRATED MATH I

INTEGRATED MATH II

INTEGRATED MATH III

INTEGRATED MATH IV

 

COURSE #0205 ALGEBRA 1 - Algebra I is an accelerated course combining concepts from Transitional Algebra and Extended Algebraic Concepts. This course consists of basic Algebraic terminology and rules with a study of solving one or two variable equations. Inequalities, functions and relations, radicals and irrational numbers and quadratic equations are introduced. Instructor: TBD

 

COURSE #0206 ALGEBRA II - Emphasis is placed on application of Algebra principals in solving everyday problems. General topics include: review of algebraic concepts, solving linear (exponent of one) equations, solving quadratic (exponent of two) equations, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, exponential notations and exponential functions.  Instructors: Mrs. Milton, Mr. Valloric

 

COURSE #0209 ADV. ALGEBRA II - Emphasis is placed on application of Algebra principals in solving everyday problems. General topics include: review of algebraic concepts, solving linear (exponent of one) equations, solving quadratic (exponent of two) equations, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, exponential notations and exponential functions.       Requires Instructor permission.  Students must test in.  Instructor: Mr. Valloric

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COURSE #0207 GEOMETRY - Geometry continues students’ study of geometric concepts. The content of the course will include logic, deductive reasoning, graphing on coordinate axes, and the understanding relationship of points, lines, places, and familiar geometric figures. Students will move from an inductive approach to deductive methods of proof in their study of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. Reasoning skills will be emphasized and students will broaden their use of the coordinate plane. Instructor: Mrs. Milton

COURSE #0201 CONSUMER MATH - Designed to give students an opportunity to use and extend the skills they learned in Algebra as they apply to personal finance. Computer spreadsheets and a graphing calculator are used extensively in this course. You will maintain a checking and savings account and fill out income tax forms. Other topics include auto and home loans, renting an apartment, auto and home insurance, budgeting your money and uses and dangers of credit cards and borrowing. Some of these topics will be explored on the Internet. This course is meant for all students, including those in a college prep program, and may be taken in conjunction with another Math course.  Instructor: TBD

CCOURSE #0216 ALGEBRA III - This course is designed for the senior who wishes to pursue a college career but needs a stronger foundation in algebraic skills and concepts. The student is expected to complete assignments as well as read key concepts in the textbook and take notes during class, and become proficient with using a graphing calculator for a variety of its uses. Topics that are studied include real numbers and algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequalities in one and two variables, exponents, polynomials, rational and radical expressions and equations, quadratic expressions and equations, systems of linear equations as well as graphing linear and quadratic functions and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Additional topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, operations with matrices, probability and statistics, Trigonometry, limits, and simple derivatives. Instructor: Mrs. Milton

 

COURSE #0208 PRE-CALCULUS/TRIG - A combination of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry and an introduction to differential Calculus. General topics: functions, conics, graphing, trigonometry, vectors, matrices, complex numbers, and derivatives. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required*** Instructor: Mr. Valloric

 

COURSE  #0209 CALCULUS - A review of selected areas from Algebra and Geometry emphasis is placed on the Algebra of functions, polynomial functions, Trigonometry and Differential Calculus. Also includes an introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus. Some short papers on student-selected topics may be required. *** TI-83, TI-84 or T89 graphing calculator required*** Instructor: Mr. Valloric

 

COURSE  #          CCP CALCULUS - A review of selected areas from Algebra and Geometry emphasis is placed on the Algebra of functions, polynomial functions, Trigonometry and Differential Calculus. Also includes an introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus. Some short papers on student-selected topics may be required. (Weighted Grade) *** TI-83, TI-84 or T89 graphing calculator required***Instructor: TBD

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#1103

BAND

9,10,11,12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

NONE

#1104

CHORUS

9,10,11,12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

NONE

 

COURSE #1103 BAND - The study of music with emphasis on instrumental performance of band literature. Specific areas covered are tone production, intonation, phrasing, breath support, balance and blend, technique, rhythm and counting, scales or rudiments, musical terms and sight-reading. Students participate in Marching Band during football season and in the Concert Bands through the remainder of the year. Students will be divided into two concert bands if the size of the enrollment in the class warrants this action. Placement in each band will be determined by audition. The instrumentation needs of each band will also be taken into consideration. Attendance at rehearsals, concerts, parades and other scheduled performance events after school hours is required. Students may also be required to attend a small group lesson once a week during a scheduled intervention or half of one lunch period. ***BAND FEES ARE TO BE DETERMINED*** Instructor: Mrs. Hawkins

COURSE  #1104 CHOIR - A co-curricular yearlong class with performances each  Semester. Participation in solo/ensemble contest is also encouraged. Students are exposed to both sacred and secular literature in a variety of musical styles and basic fundamentals of music including note reading, musical terms, ear training and historical perspectives. Attendance is required at all concerts and rehearsals. Instructor: Mrs. Hawkins

 

 

 

SCIENCE

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0300/0301

PHYS. SCI A&B

9/10

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

  SEE NOTE

#0309/0310

BIO. A/B

9/10

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

SEE NOTE

#0314

BIOLOGY II

10/11

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

BIOLOGY A/B

#0313

INT. SCIENCE

11/12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

PHYS/ BIO.

# 0312

CHEMISTRY

11/12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

PHYS. / BIO

#0303

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

11/12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

PHYS. / BIO

#0306

PHYSICS

12

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

TEACHER PERM.

 

CCP CHEM

11,12

1 CREDIT

1YEAR

ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

ADVANCED SCIENCE SEQUENCE

PHYSICAL SCIENCE A

 

BIOLOGY A

 

CHEMISTRY

 

PHYSICS

 

OR CCP COURSES

 

 

 

GENERAL SCIENCE SEQUENCE

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE B

 

BIOLOGY B

 

INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR BIOLOGY II

 

ENRIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

 

*PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY MAY BE TAKEN IN REVERSE ORDER

 

 

COURSE #0300 / 0301 PHYSICAL SCIENCE - An introductory course in physical science which will treat aspects of chemistry, physics, earth and space. This course will demonstrate the experimental nature of science through laboratory activities. Students will be required to analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data.  PHYSICAL SCIENCE A REQUIRES TEACHER PERMISSION ***Fee TBA and Calculator*** Instructor: Mr. Shaffer

COURSE #0309 / 0310 BIOLOGY - This course is designed to provide an introduction to the life sciences and includes a study of cell theory, structure, and function, genetics and human heredity, the history of life, and ecology. This course will emphasize scientific processes through a focus on experimental design, data analysis, and basic laboratory skills. In addition, students will explore essential vocabulary and gain an understanding of how biology connects to their life experiences outside the classroom. ***Fee TBA*** Instructor: Mr. Regel

COURSE #0314  Biology II - This is a course that acquaints students with the human body structure and function. Students learn how organs function and how disease disrupts vital processes. Students study anatomy using the microscope and perform dissections. It will include individual and group projects. ***Fee TBA*** Instructor: Mr. Regel

COURSE # 0312 CHEMISTRY - A student of the structure of matter and changes in that structure. It is a fundamental science necessary to many career choices such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy and engineering. Emphasis is placed on atomic structure, chemical bonding, gas laws, and states of matter, chemical reactions, equilibrium and energy. Laboratory experiments are conducted to demonstrate topics discussed. Scientific calculator required. ***Fee TBA*** Instructor: Mrs. Ackerman

COURSE #0306 PHYSICS - Physics is the study of the real world with emphasis on the rules and relationships by which matter and energy interact. Students will study topics related to matter and energy, forces, the laws of motion, work, heat, light, wave motion, sound, electricity, magnetism and gravitation. Laboratory experiments are conducted to demonstrate topics. ***Fee TBA and calculator*** Instructor: TBD

COURSE #0303 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - This course is designed to provide a broad general understanding of the fundamental principles of Environmental Science. The academic content focuses primarily on the Earth and the environment and the effect of the human population on them. Laboratory investigations will be conducted which reinforce principles taught in the classroom. ***Fee TBA*** Instructor: Mr. Regel

COURSE      CCP CHEMISTRY - AP Chemistry is designed to be a follow-up course to general chemistry. Subjects covered include: atomic theory, bonding, and nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. A significant laboratory schedule will also be required. (Weighted Grade) Instructor: Ms. Ackerman

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0401

WORLD HIST.

9,10

1 CREDIT

1YEAR

NONE

#0402

AMERICAN HIST.

9,10

1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

NONE

#0403

GOVERNMENT

11,12

   1 CREDIT

1 YEAR

NONE

#0405

CIVICS

10,11

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

#0407

CURRENT EVENTS

10,11

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

#0408

HISTORY OF FILM

11,12

1 CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

 

PSYCHOLOGY

10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

 

SOCIOLOGY

10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

#0406

ECONOMICS

10,11,12

½ CREDIT

SEMESTER

NONE

 

CCP AMER. HIST

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE #0401 WORLD HISTORY - World History is a history of the world from the Enlightenment Era to the 20th century. It emphasizes pertinent historical eras and related concepts. Areas covered include the, Enlightenment, Industrial Rev, Imperialism, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Basic skills such as using maps, charts, and graphs will be utilized. Instructor: TBD

COURSE #0407 CURRENT EVENTS - Using a variety of media, including weekly magazines, newspapers, videos, essays and speakers, students will be exposed to (or become aware of) different events happening on a local, national and world-wide level. Students will be required to read, discuss and validate in writing their reactions based on facts. Students will be expected to write essays, position papers, watch documentaries and make presentations to the class. ***Fee TBA*** Instructor: Mrs. Klempa

COURSE #0402 AMERICAN HISTORY - American History is an in-depth study of our American Heritage from the Industrial Age to the present time. Special emphasis will be given the Industrial Revolution and other 20th century events, which enabled America to become and remain a world power. Instructor: TBD

Course #0403  GOVERNMENT -Government is a study of concepts, events and people that have influenced the establishment of U.S. government. Seniors will be exposed to and will gain an understanding of the process by which our government makes, interprets and enforces law. Instructor: TBD

Course #    PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology is a course designed to explore the organization and functioning of the human brain and resulting behavior. Areas covered include brain, physiology, personality, memory, learning, consciousness and psychological disorders. This course is strongly recommended for college bound students. Instructor: Mrs. Klempa

 

COURSE    CCP US HISTORY - The Advanced Placement program in U.S. History is a college level class, therefore, the objectives of this class will be more complex than the traditional secondary course in U.S. History. Students completing this course are expected to have a mastery of general facts about U.S. History, an understanding of the chronology of U.S. History from the American Revolution to the present day, and a knowledge and understanding of major documents that influenced U.S. History. The student should also be able to approach materials critically and analytically, be able to present oral and written ideas, and be able to develop skill in research methods. At the end of the course, the student will be able to determine and explain the interaction of ideas and events in the course of history. ***(Weighted Grade) Instructor:

 

COURSE # 405   SOCIOLOGY - Sociology is the study of society and human interactions. Topics include cultural diversity, crime & deviance, social status, race and ethnic relations, gender, the family, education and religion. Instructor: Mrs. Klempa

COURSE #0406  ECONOMICS - This course will give the students a greater understanding of economics ranging from the viewpoint of the individual consumer or small business owner to the global economy. The course will study the law of supply and demand, forms of business, labor unions, government finances and influence on the economy, money and prices, inflation and deflation cycles. The course relates history and politics to the study of economics.  Instructor: Mrs. Klempa

COURSE #         CIVICS   -  This course builds on the knowledge that students gain in K-12 social studies and Government . Every grade, K-12, has a civic and economic strand. From World History, students receive the basis for the founding principles of the United States political and economic system, Government class then elaborates on our judicial and political system and the history of our nation and our Government was formed and intricacies of how it works. In addition to the many contributions from civilizations that are incorporated in our history and culture.  This class is an elaboration on the knowledge already presented and will serve to tie together all these strands of the Cores Education Standards.  Instructor:  Mrs. Poilek.

COURSE #             HISTORY OF FILM      -Join Mr. Perkins as he takes you on a journey through American and World History as seen through film.  Instructor: Mr. Perkins.

 

 

SPANISH

 

 

COURSE #

TITLE

GRADES

CREDIT

LENGTH

PREREQUISITE

#0504

SPANISH I

9,10

1

     1 YEAR

N/A

#0505

SPANISH II

10,11

1

1 YEAR

    SPANISH I

#0506

SPANISH III

11,12

1

1 YEAR

SPANISH II

#0507

CCP SPANISH

12

1

1 YEAR

INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

 

COURSE #0504 SPANISH 1 - The first year of Spanish concentrates on the learning of the present tense and various cultural aspects of the Hispanic World. The students begin to read, write, listen and speak in Spanish. First year grammar lessons and vocabulary are practiced and students are encouraged to keep up with current events. Students learn about geographical regions where Spanish is spoken. Instructor: MS. Zwack

COURSE #0505 SPANISH 2 - In the second year of Spanish, the student continues to learn and use the present tense and to increase his/her ability in communicating in the Spanish Language. Students also focus on many irregular verb forms. He/she learns to speak and write autonomously in Spanish. By the end of the second year, the student should be able to write four paragraphs in Spanish on a set theme, and he/she should be able to hold a conversation using the vocabulary that he/she has learned in the first and second years. Instructor: Ms. Zwack

COURSE # 0506 SPANISH 3 - In the third year of Spanish, the student continues learning the grammar and culture of the second year. In addition, he/she will explore new cultural topics and learn more complex grammatical structures. A large emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to communicate in Spanish. This is accomplished through speaking Spanish in large and small group discussions, skits, and oral demonstration and through the writing of essays. Emphasis is also placed on learning to read and comprehend Spanish short stories and novels. Instructor: Ms. Zwack

Course #0507 CCP SPANISH - In the fourth year of Spanish, the student reviews the grammar from Spanish III, and learns new verb tenses. The main emphasis in Spanish IV is to apply the grammar and vocabulary lessons that students have learned in prior years in speaking, reading, and writing activities, and to improve upon communication skills. The readings will come from a variety of current sources such as the Internet, Hispanic newspapers, magazines, and letters from pen pals. Listening activities will come from a variety of current sources, such as the Internet, native speakers (as available), music and television broadcasts. This is a college credit course and will follow the prescribed syllabus of the accrediting college.  Instructor: Ms. Zwack

 

 

 

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