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Principal’s Message<br />

Welcome to the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> school term! <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong><br />

This curriculum guide has been designed to help you map out the yearly courses and give you a snap shot of what<br />

your educational future will hold at <strong>Osceola</strong>. Please take this opportunity to review the courses described in this<br />

guide. While selecting courses, your decisions should be guided by career interests, special programs, course<br />

sequence and levels, graduation requirements and post-secondary admission policies. In order to be successful in<br />

your selection process, please consider the following:<br />

Focus on Academics – we have created a curriculum with rigor and relevance. We have courses appropriate for<br />

all levels and we will offer a wide selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> school year.<br />

Challenge Yourself – You are capable of completing college-level courses. To be successful, you need to have a<br />

strong curiosity in the subject and the willingness to work hard.<br />

Get Involved – We are proud to have quality programs supporting academia, athletics and the arts. Our fine arts<br />

and practical arts programs are consistently recognized for excellence at both the district and state levels.<br />

Prepare for the FCAT, EOC, SAT, ACT and Beyond – Every test is vital to your future in regards to assessment<br />

and opportunity. We are committed to providing special programs that increase student achievement.<br />

Ask Questions – Review this guide with your parents and/or guardians and consider your options very carefully.<br />

Once selections have been made, verification sheets listing course requests will be available for review. At this<br />

time, carefully study the courses selected to ensure the accuracy of the listed choices and contact the counselors<br />

for adjustments if necessary.<br />

We look forward to working with you to provide a memorable and rewarding academic experience.<br />

Michael C. Bohnet, Principal<br />

Administration<br />

Michael C. Bohnet ..... Principal<br />

Brad Finkbiner ........... Asst. Principal – Gr. 9 / Seniors H – O<br />

Melissa Campbell ...... Asst. Principal – Gr. 11 / Seniors A – G<br />

Christina Ouellet ........ Asst. Principal – Gr. 10 / Seniors P – Z<br />

Mark Shorter…… ...... <strong>School</strong> Resource Officer<br />

Counselors<br />

Patricia McDaniel…...<strong>Fundamental</strong>/Grade 9<br />

Krysta Nymark……… Grades 10 – 12 / A – G<br />

Twila Jackson………. Grades 10 – 12 / H – O<br />

Electra Polizzi………... Grades 10 – 12 / P – Z<br />

Pinellas County <strong>School</strong> Board<br />

Robin L. Wikle, Chairperson<br />

Carol A. Cook, Vice Chairperson<br />

Janet R. Clark<br />

Terry Krassner<br />

Peggy L. O’Shea<br />

Linda S. Lerner<br />

Glenton Gilzean<br />

Area III Superintendent<br />

Ward Kennedy<br />

Superintendent<br />

John A. Stewart, Ed.D.<br />

<strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> <strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>Fundamental</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>Curriculum</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

INDEX<br />

Art 62<br />

AVID 83<br />

Business/Technology 76<br />

Culinary Arts 81<br />

Digital Multimedia 32<br />

Driver Education 62<br />

Dual Enrollment 89<br />

Exceptional Education 93<br />

Gifted Studies 56<br />

Language Arts 24<br />

Mathematics 33<br />

Performing Arts 66<br />

Physical Education/HOPE 56<br />

Pre-Engineering 80<br />

Science 39<br />

Social Studies 44<br />

Vocational Education 84<br />

World Languages 51<br />

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<strong>Fundamental</strong> Program <strong>High</strong>lights<br />

The first fundamental high school in the state of Florida is now fully in place at <strong>Osceola</strong><br />

<strong>High</strong>. The idea of a high school designed like schools “used to be” is an ambitious effort that<br />

began with the Freshman Class of 2006-2007 and now all four grades are fully fundamental.<br />

The fundamental program places a strong emphasis on all academic areas as well as the values<br />

of respect, responsibility, good study habits and self-discipline. The importance of home<br />

and school working together to promote successful learning is a critical element of a fundamental<br />

school. Students and their parents/guardians sign an agreement to adhere to features<br />

unique to the fundamental philosophy. <strong>Guide</strong>lines include a dress code that exceeds the district<br />

dress code and a mandatory meeting requirement for parents.<br />

The program also requires a greater expectation for nightly homework and a parent signature<br />

on homework assignments. A system of demerits is in place to ensure that students and parents<br />

are informed when assignments are missing.<br />

The ideas are simple, really, but the challenges of making them work in a modern, public<br />

high school are great and have never been done before. Of course, that’s what makes this an<br />

exciting time to be at <strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong>, where “excellence is fundamental.”<br />

FUNDAMENTAL EXPECTATIONS<br />

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Students must:<br />

‣ Sign and adhere to the <strong>Fundamental</strong> Commitment Agreement.<br />

‣ Adhere to all rules and regulations of the Code of Student Conduct.<br />

‣ Dress and act appropriately per school and fundamental policy.<br />

‣ Follow any and all additional requirements listed in fundamental policy.<br />

‣ Complete all homework/classwork per policy guidelines.<br />

Parents must:<br />

‣ Sign and adhere to the <strong>Fundamental</strong> Commitment Agreement.<br />

‣ Attend eight PTSA, SAC, or Booster meetings throughout the year.<br />

‣ Attend all parent-teacher conferences when scheduled.<br />

‣ Sign all homework assignments and tests per policy.<br />

Teachers must:<br />

‣ Present an image of professionalism.<br />

‣ Promote and foster positive parent/guardian involvement.<br />

‣ Maintain an atmosphere of learning and good citizenship.<br />

‣ Promote academic challenge and excellence for all students.<br />

‣ Take an active role in school, team and committee meetings.<br />

‣ Maintain all records accurately and communicate with parents regularly.<br />

‣ Participate in ongoing professional training.<br />

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College Admissions<br />

The Florida Board of Regents has established minimum state<br />

level admissions policies for new college students and for students<br />

transferring without having AA degrees from Florida<br />

community colleges. These policies include a list of required<br />

high school academic courses considered to be the best preparation<br />

for entry into college. These requirements are minimum<br />

state standards that apply to all 11 public universities in Florida.<br />

Beyond these state standards, each public university may establish<br />

higher or additional criteria for admission.<br />

COMPETITIVE ADMISSION<br />

PRACTICES<br />

Admission into Florida’s state universities is controlled and<br />

competitive. The degree of competition will vary from institution<br />

to institution, depending on the number and qualifications<br />

of those who apply for admission. The competition is greatest<br />

for the fall semester because of the large number of applicants<br />

for that term. Because of the competitive nature of the admissions<br />

process, high school students should try to exceed the<br />

minimum requirements in order to increase their chances of<br />

admission.<br />

A State University System freshman applicant<br />

typically must meet the following minimum requirements:<br />

‣ A high school diploma<br />

‣ Minimum test scores on the SAT or ACT<br />

‣ A “B” or better average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the following<br />

required academic subjects (additional weight<br />

will be assigned to grades in Honors and/or Advanced<br />

Placement courses):<br />

• Four credits in English, three of which must<br />

have included substantial writing requirement.<br />

• Four credits in Mathematics all of which must<br />

be at Algebra I and above (Liberal Arts Math<br />

does not count).<br />

• Three credits in Natural Science, two of<br />

which must have included a substantial laboratory<br />

requirement.<br />

• Three credits in Social Studies.<br />

• Two credits in Foreign Language, both of<br />

which must be in the same language.<br />

• Four credits in additional approved electives.<br />

Electives should be approved courses in any of the five subject<br />

areas listed above. Students intending to apply to college, however,<br />

are strongly advised to take at least four units in each of the<br />

five core subject areas.<br />

A student who has less than the required 3.0 average must present<br />

a combination of grade point average and SAT or ACT<br />

scores as outlined in a scale as approved by the State Board of<br />

Regents. Please see your counselor for further details.<br />

<strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> <strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>Fundamental</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>Curriculum</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM<br />

Pinellas County has partnered with St. Petersburg College to<br />

allow a few select students to attend St. Petersburg College<br />

full-time during their junior and senior years and still retain<br />

their “seat” at <strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong>. Students may also continue<br />

to participate in extra-curricular activities at OHS. Information<br />

is available through the SPC campuses in Seminole,<br />

St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs.<br />

EARLY ADMISSIONS<br />

A high school student may enter St Petersburg College, the<br />

University of Florida, or the University of South Florida<br />

Honors Programs after the 11th grade provided that certain<br />

requirements have been satisfied. College application fees<br />

and tuition are waived by the college and textbooks are paid<br />

for by the school district. This program requires that students<br />

spend their senior year as a full-time SPC student,<br />

completing high school graduation requirements while<br />

working toward their college AA degree.<br />

In order to be eligible for early admission to college students<br />

must:<br />

• have completed three full years of high school;<br />

• have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a<br />

4.0 scale;<br />

• have met the minimum level of performance for<br />

high school graduation on the FCAT;<br />

• have earned an acceptable score on the college<br />

placement test;<br />

• have obtained the signature of the high school principal<br />

on the application for Early Admission to college;<br />

and<br />

• meet the college application deadline.<br />

The curriculum assistant principal in each high school has<br />

further details regarding this program.<br />

TALENTED TWENTY<br />

Graduates from Florida public high schools who rank in<br />

the top 20% of their class and who have completed the<br />

required 19 units of core courses shall be admitted into one<br />

of the eleven state universities, although not necessarily<br />

the university of the applicant’s choice. After three notifications<br />

of denial, other universities will provide complimentary<br />

reviews of the transcripts of the Talented Twenty<br />

applicants at the request of the high school counselor.<br />

Once any university accepts the student, the guarantee for<br />

admissions has been considered met, even if the student<br />

does not wish to attend that particular university.<br />

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Required Grade Point Average<br />

Students entering 9th grade during 2000-2001 and subsequent years<br />

must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a<br />

4.0 scale to be eligible for a diploma. All high school courses taken<br />

will be included in the GPA calculation unless the grade has been<br />

forgiven.<br />

Grading Scale:<br />

The following point scale will apply to all high schools, as well<br />

as to middle school students enrolled in high school courses in<br />

grade 7 or 8 for credit toward graduation:<br />

A = 4 grade points (90-100) D = 1 grade point (60-69)<br />

B = 3 grade points (80-89) F = 0 grade points (0-59)<br />

C = 2 grade points (70-79) I = 0 grade points<br />

Exam Requirements* <strong>School</strong> Board Policy 5420.03<br />

1. Final examinations shall be required in the following courses:<br />

art, music, social studies, science, language arts and reading,<br />

math, world languages, physical education, driver’s education,<br />

health education and vocational.<br />

2. All students shall take final examinations in those courses for<br />

which such examinations are required. An Advanced Placement<br />

or International Baccalaureate exam may be taken in lieu of a<br />

teacher developed final exam in those designated courses. In<br />

such case, the student must still attend his or her regular subject<br />

area classes for structured activities and/or projects until the end<br />

of the grading period.<br />

3. In the event a student is unable to take an examination at the<br />

given time because of a legitimate absence through illness or<br />

some other serious reason, the student shall be given an opportunity<br />

to make up the examination without penalty of any kind.<br />

4. In the event a student is under suspension during such an<br />

examination period, the principal shall provide for the student’s<br />

taking of the examination either at the given time or through<br />

some special arrangement, at the discretion of the teacher and<br />

principal.<br />

Final Exam Requirement:<br />

With the following enumerated exceptions, students who have a<br />

course grade of "A" or "B" in the 1st and 2nd six weeks and<br />

have a provisional course grade of “A” or “B” in the 3rd six<br />

weeks are not required to take the final in that course. Except for<br />

second semester seniors, this provision shall apply to no more<br />

than three courses each semester. The provisional 3rd six weeks<br />

grade will be based on the grades earned for the first four weeks<br />

of the third grading period. The student must maintain the “A”<br />

or “B” grade through the remainder of the 3rd six weeks.<br />

Exceptions:<br />

1. The student is enrolled in the same course during two (2)<br />

terms of the same school year. In such cases, the student is required<br />

to take at least one (1) final exam in that course.<br />

2. The student has been enrolled in a District public high school<br />

for less than the entire term. In such cases, the student is required<br />

to take all exams.<br />

3. The student has five (5) or more absences per semester in any<br />

class. If so, the student is required to take the final exam in all<br />

classes. For purposes of this policy a student who is not present<br />

in class at least one half of the class period shall be counted<br />

absent. Preapproved absences for school sponsored activities,<br />

religious holidays, and college/post-secondary visitation shall<br />

not be counted in calculating the five (5) or more absences specified<br />

above. Absences for college/post-secondary visitation are<br />

limited to three (3) days per year for seniors and one (1) day per<br />

year for juniors.<br />

4. The final exam is a State-required End of Course (EOC) exam.<br />

Early Exams<br />

1. No early exams shall be administered prior to the last twelve<br />

(12) school days of each semester.<br />

2. Students shall pay a reasonable fee per examination as established<br />

by the Superintendent.<br />

3. Early examinations shall not be given during regular school<br />

hours. Early examinations may be administered after school<br />

hours and on weekends.<br />

4. In courses where the teacher chooses to give an<br />

oral/participation examination the exam shall be administered by<br />

that teacher.<br />

Weighted Grade Point Average<br />

Grades are assigned the following point values only when<br />

determining class ranking and for averages for summa cum<br />

laude, magna cum laude, cum laude status, Valedictorian,<br />

Salutatorian, and the National Honor Society:<br />

A B C D F<br />

Honors (Q) 5 4 3 1 0<br />

Regular 4 3 2 1 0<br />

* Class Rank: Class rank will be computed based on all courses<br />

taken for high school credit through the first semester of the 12th<br />

grade year.<br />

* Honors Status: Students must earn the following cumulative<br />

weighted grade point averages (not rounded) to qualify for honors<br />

status. <strong>High</strong> school seniors who become eligible for an honors status<br />

during the second semester of their senior year shall have their seals<br />

mailed to them.<br />

Summa cum laude GPA greater than 4.0<br />

Magna cum laude<br />

Cum laude<br />

GPA greater than 3.8 but less than or<br />

equal to 4.0<br />

GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 but<br />

less than or equal to 3.8<br />

With Distinction GPA greater than or equal to 3.25<br />

but less than 3.5<br />

* Valedictorian and Salutatorian Identification: Each high school will<br />

identify a Valedictorian and Salutatorian based on class rank (see<br />

policy 5.15 (7) (a)) and students who qualify for summa cum laude,<br />

magna cum laude or cum laude status based upon the cumulative<br />

weighted grade point average as determined within this policy. For<br />

the purpose of determining the Valedictorian and Salutatorian a<br />

graduating 12th grader may drop high school credit courses taken in<br />

middle school or outside the regular school day in grades 9-12 from<br />

the calculation if the courses are not needed for graduation. Such<br />

selection does not provide that the students will address the graduating<br />

class. The choice of graduation speaker shall be made at the discretion<br />

of the principal. Students graduating with 18 credits in the<br />

accelerated graduation option are not eligible for Valedictorian or<br />

Salutatorian. Also, students enrolling in any specialty program with<br />

special program requirements may not have room in their schedule to<br />

guarantee enough quality point electives to qualify for Valedictorian<br />

or Salutatorian status.<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2007-2008, 2008-2009, or 2009-2010 <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

Subject Area<br />

English<br />

Mathematics<br />

Science<br />

Social Studies<br />

Foreign Language<br />

Fine/Performing<br />

Arts<br />

Physical Education<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 24-Credit Program<br />

4 credits, with major<br />

concentration in<br />

composition, reading for<br />

information, and literature<br />

4 credits, one of which must<br />

be Algebra I or its<br />

equivalent 2 , or a higherlevel<br />

mathematics course<br />

3 credits in Science, two of<br />

which must have a<br />

laboratory component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not required for high school<br />

graduation, but required for<br />

admission into state<br />

universities<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

College Prep Program 1<br />

4 credits, with major<br />

concentration in composition<br />

and literature<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

Career Prep Program<br />

4 credits, with major concentration<br />

in composition and literature<br />

3 credits at the Algebra I level<br />

or above from the list of courses 3 credits, one of which must be<br />

that qualify for state university Algebra I or its equivalent 2<br />

admission 3<br />

3 credits in Natural Science, two<br />

of which must have a laboratory<br />

component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

1 credit in Fine or<br />

Performing Arts, Speech and<br />

Not Required<br />

Debate, or specified<br />

Practical Arts<br />

2 credits in the same language<br />

or demonstrated proficiency in a<br />

second language<br />

3 credits in Natural Science, two of<br />

which must have a laboratory<br />

component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

1 credit in Physical<br />

Education to include the Not Required Not Required<br />

integration of health 4<br />

Electives 8 credits 3 credits in electives<br />

Total 24 credits 18 credits 18 credits<br />

State Assessment<br />

Requirements 5<br />

Grade Point<br />

Average (GPA)<br />

Requirements 6<br />

Passing scores on the Grade<br />

10 FCAT or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is<br />

concordant with passing<br />

scores on the FCAT (ACT or<br />

SAT)<br />

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a<br />

4.0 scale<br />

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Passing scores on the Grade 10<br />

FCAT or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is<br />

concordant with passing scores<br />

on the FCAT (ACT or SAT)<br />

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0<br />

scale in the required courses<br />

and a weighted or unweighted<br />

grade that earns at least 3.0<br />

points or its equivalent in each<br />

of the 18 required credits<br />

3 credits in single vocational/career<br />

education program and 2 credits in<br />

electives<br />

OR<br />

3 credits in single career/technical<br />

certificate dual enrollment and 2<br />

credits in electives<br />

OR<br />

5 credits in vocational/career<br />

education (including 3 credits in<br />

one sequential career and technical<br />

education program)<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10<br />

FCAT or scores on a standardized<br />

test that is concordant with passing<br />

scores on the FCAT (ACT or SAT)<br />

Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 on<br />

a 4.0 scale in the required courses<br />

and a weighted or unweighted<br />

grade that earns at least 2.0 points<br />

or its equivalent in each of the 18<br />

required credits<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2007-2008, 2008-2009, or 2009-2010 <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

1 All courses earned toward the 3-year/18-credit College Prep Program must satisfy admission<br />

requirements for the State University System (SUS). To determine which courses meet State University<br />

System admission requirements, please use the Comprehensive Course Table or see high school<br />

counselor for assistance. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be in courses that include dual enrollment,<br />

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of<br />

Education (AICE), or are specifically listed as rigorous by the Department of Education.<br />

2 See high school counselor for assistance with Algebra I equivalents. Courses or series of courses deemed<br />

"equivalent" for satisfying the Algebra I graduation requirements are: Algebra I, Algebra I Honors, Algebra<br />

Ia and Ib, Applied Mathematics I and II, Integrated Mathematics I and II, and Pre-AICE Math. Pacesetter<br />

Mathematics I is not available to students entering grade 9 in 2008-2009 and thereafter.<br />

3 Students seeking admission to a SUS institution must complete an additional mathematics academic unit<br />

of Algebra I or higher (bringing the mathematics requirements to 4 units) [ Rule 6.002, B.O.G.].<br />

4<br />

View additional information on meeting the Physical Education requirement or see high school<br />

counselor.<br />

5 Students must earn passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT in Mathematics and Reading (or scores that are<br />

concordant with the passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT). View additional information on state<br />

assessment requirements.<br />

6 Students in grades 6-8 who take any high school-level course(s) for high school credit and earn a grade<br />

of "C", "D", or "F" may replace the grade with a grade of "C" or higher earned subsequently in the same or<br />

comparable course(s) in accordance with the district school board's forgiveness policy.<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2010-2011 <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

Subject Area<br />

English<br />

Mathematics<br />

Science<br />

Social Studies<br />

World Language<br />

Fine/Performing<br />

Arts<br />

Physical<br />

Education<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 24-Credit Program<br />

4 credits, with major<br />

concentration in composition,<br />

reading for information, and<br />

literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be<br />

Algebra 1 or its equivalent (EOC<br />

required); one credit must be<br />

Geometry or its equivalent<br />

3 credits in Science, two of<br />

which must have a laboratory<br />

component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

College Prep Program 1<br />

4 credits, with major<br />

concentration in composition<br />

and literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be<br />

Algebra 1 or its equivalent (EOC<br />

required); one credit must be<br />

Geometry or its equivalent<br />

3 credits in Science, two of<br />

which must have a laboratory<br />

component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not required for high school<br />

graduation, but required for<br />

2 credits in the same language<br />

or demonstrated proficiency in a Not Required<br />

admission into state universities second language<br />

1 credit in Fine or Performing<br />

Arts, Speech and Debate, or<br />

Practical Arts (eligible courses Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

specified in Course Code<br />

Directory)<br />

1 credit in Physical Education to<br />

include the integration of health<br />

Not Required<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

Career Prep Program<br />

4 credits, with major<br />

concentration in composition and<br />

literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be<br />

Algebra 1 or its equivalent (EOC<br />

required); one credit must be<br />

Geometry or its equivalent<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a laboratory<br />

component<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not Required<br />

Electives 8 credits 2 credits<br />

3 credits in single<br />

vocational/career education<br />

program and 1 elective credit<br />

OR<br />

3 credits in single career/technical<br />

certificate dual enrollment and 1<br />

elective credit<br />

OR<br />

4 credits in vocational/career<br />

education (including 3 credits in<br />

one sequential career and<br />

technical education program)<br />

Total 24 credits 18 credits 18 credits<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 Passing scores on the Grade 10 Passing scores on the Grade 10<br />

FCAT 2.0 Reading or scores on a FCAT 2.0 Reading or scores on a FCAT 2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is<br />

State Assessment concordant with passing scores<br />

standardized test that is<br />

concordant with passing scores<br />

standardized test that is<br />

concordant with passing scores on<br />

Requirements on the FCAT (ACT or SAT);<br />

Algebra 1 end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment results count as 30<br />

on the FCAT (ACT or SAT);<br />

Algebra 1 end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment results count as 30<br />

the FCAT (ACT or SAT); Algebra 1<br />

end-of-course (EOC) assessment<br />

results count as 30 percent of the<br />

percent of the final course grade percent of the final course grade final course grade<br />

Grade Point<br />

Average (GPA)<br />

Requirements<br />

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0<br />

scale<br />

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0<br />

scale in the required courses<br />

and a weighted or unweighted<br />

grade that earns at least 3.0<br />

points or its equivalent in each<br />

of the 18 required credits<br />

Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0<br />

on a 4.0 scale in the required<br />

courses and a weighted or<br />

unweighted grade that earns at<br />

least 2.0 points or its equivalent<br />

in each of the 18 required credits<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2010-2011 <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

1 All courses earned toward the 3-year/18-credit College Prep Program must satisfy admission<br />

requirements for the State University System (SUS). To determine which courses meet State University<br />

System admission requirements, please use the Comprehensive Course Table or see high school<br />

counselor for assistance. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be in courses that include dual enrollment,<br />

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of<br />

Education (AICE), or are specifically listed as rigorous by the Department of Education.<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2011-<strong>2012</strong> <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

Subject Area<br />

English<br />

Mathematics<br />

Science<br />

Social Studies<br />

World Language<br />

Fine/Performing<br />

Arts<br />

Physical<br />

Education<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 24-Credit Program<br />

4 credits, with major concentration in<br />

composition, reading for information,<br />

and literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be Algebra<br />

1 or its equivalent (EOC required);<br />

one credit must be Geometry or its<br />

equivalent (EOC required)<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a lab component and one<br />

of which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not required for high school<br />

graduation, but required for<br />

admission into state universities<br />

1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts,<br />

Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts<br />

(eligible courses specified in Course<br />

Code Directory)<br />

1 credit in Physical Education to<br />

include the integration of health<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

College Prep Program 1<br />

4 credits, with major concentration in<br />

composition and literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be Algebra<br />

1 or its equivalent (EOC required);<br />

one credit must be Geometry or its<br />

equivalent (EOC required)<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a lab component and one<br />

of which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

2 credits in the same language or<br />

demonstrated proficiency in a second<br />

language<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

Career Prep Program<br />

4 credits, with major concentration in<br />

composition and literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be Algebra<br />

1 or its equivalent (EOC required);<br />

one credit must be Geometry or its<br />

equivalent (EOC required)<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a lab component and one<br />

of which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Electives 8 credits 2 credits<br />

3 credits in single vocational/career<br />

education program and 1 elective<br />

credit<br />

OR<br />

3 credits in single career/technical<br />

certificate dual enrollment and 1<br />

elective credit<br />

OR<br />

4 credits in vocational/career<br />

education (including 3 credits in one<br />

sequential career and technical<br />

education program)<br />

Total 24 credits 18 credits 18 credits<br />

State<br />

Assessment<br />

Requirements<br />

Grade Point<br />

Average (GPA)<br />

Requirements<br />

Online Learning<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT (ACT<br />

or SAT); an end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment must be met to earn the<br />

required credit in Algebra 1;<br />

Geometry and Biology 1 EOC<br />

assessment is required and the<br />

results will count as 30 percent of the<br />

final course grade<br />

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale<br />

At least one course within the 24<br />

credits required must be completed<br />

through online learning.<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT (ACT<br />

or SAT); an end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment must be met to earn the<br />

required credit in Algebra 1;<br />

Geometry and Biology 1 EOC<br />

assessment is required and the<br />

results will count as 30 percent of the<br />

final course grade<br />

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale<br />

in the required courses and a<br />

weighted or unweighted grade that<br />

earns at least 3.0 points or its<br />

equivalent in each of the 18 required<br />

credits<br />

Not Required<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT (ACT<br />

or SAT); an end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment must be met to earn the<br />

required credit in Algebra 1;<br />

Geometry and Biology 1 EOC<br />

assessment is required and the<br />

results will count as 30 percent of the<br />

final course grade<br />

Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 on a<br />

4.0 scale in the required courses and<br />

a weighted or unweighted grade that<br />

earns at least 2.0 points or its<br />

equivalent in each of the 18 required<br />

credits<br />

Not Required<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In 2011-<strong>2012</strong> <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

1 All courses earned toward the 3-year/18-credit College Prep Program must satisfy admission<br />

requirements for the State University System (SUS). To determine which courses meet State University<br />

System admission requirements, please use the Comprehensive Course Table or see high school<br />

counselor for assistance. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be in courses that include dual enrollment,<br />

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of<br />

Education (AICE), or are specifically listed as rigorous by the Department of Education.<br />

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For Students Entering Grade 9<br />

In <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> <strong>School</strong> Year<br />

Subject Area<br />

English<br />

Mathematics<br />

Science<br />

Social Studies<br />

World Language<br />

Fine/Performing<br />

Arts<br />

Physical<br />

Education<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 24-Credit Program<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

College Prep Program 1<br />

Graduation Requirements<br />

of 3-year/18-Credit<br />

Career Prep Program<br />

4 credits, with major concentration in<br />

4 credits, with major concentration in 4 credits, with major concentration in<br />

composition, reading for information,<br />

composition and literature<br />

composition and literature<br />

and literature<br />

4 credits, one credit must be Algebra<br />

1 or its equivalent (EOC required);<br />

one credit must be Geometry or its<br />

equivalent (EOC required); one credit<br />

must be Algebra 2 or its equivalent<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a lab component and one<br />

of which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

Not required for high school<br />

graduation, but required for<br />

admission into state universities<br />

1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts,<br />

Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts<br />

(eligible courses specified in<br />

Course Code Directory)<br />

1 credit in Physical Education to<br />

include the integration of health<br />

4 credits, one credit must be Algebra 4 credits, one credit must be Algebra 1<br />

1 or its equivalent (EOC required); or its equivalent (EOC required); one<br />

one credit must be Geometry or its credit must be Geometry or its<br />

equivalent (EOC required); one credit equivalent (EOC required); one credit<br />

must be Algebra 2 or its equivalent must be Algebra 2 or its equivalent<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which<br />

must have a lab component and one<br />

of which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

3 credits in Science, two of which must<br />

have a lab component and one of<br />

which must be Biology 1 or an<br />

equivalent course or a series of<br />

courses (EOC required)<br />

1 credit World History<br />

1 credit US History<br />

.5 credit US Govt.<br />

.5 credit Economics<br />

2 credits in the same language or<br />

demonstrated proficiency in a second Not Required<br />

language<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

Electives 8 credits 2 credits<br />

3 credits in single vocational/career<br />

education program and 1 elective<br />

credit<br />

OR<br />

3 credits in single career/technical<br />

certificate dual enrollment and 1<br />

elective credit<br />

OR<br />

4 credits in vocational/career<br />

education (including 3 credits in one<br />

sequential career and technical<br />

education program)<br />

Total 24 credits 18 credits 18 credits<br />

State Assessment<br />

Requirements<br />

Grade Point<br />

Average (GPA)<br />

Requirements<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT<br />

(ACT or SAT); an end-of-course<br />

(EOC) assessment must be met to<br />

earn the required credit in Algebra 1,<br />

Geometry, and Biology 1<br />

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT<br />

(ACT or SAT); an end-of-course<br />

(EOC) assessment must be met to<br />

earn the required credit in Algebra 1,<br />

Geometry, and Biology 1<br />

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale<br />

in the required courses and a<br />

weighted or unweighted grade that<br />

earns at least 3.0 points or its<br />

equivalent in each of the 18 required<br />

credits<br />

Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT<br />

2.0 Reading or scores on a<br />

standardized test that is concordant<br />

with passing scores on the FCAT (ACT<br />

or SAT); an end-of-course (EOC)<br />

assessment must be met to earn the<br />

required credit in Algebra 1,<br />

Geometry, and Biology 1<br />

Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 on a<br />

4.0 scale in the required courses and a<br />

weighted or unweighted grade that<br />

earns at least 2.0 points or its<br />

equivalent in each of the 18 required<br />

credits<br />

Online Learning<br />

At least one course within the 24<br />

credits required must be completed Not Required<br />

Not Required<br />

through online learning.<br />

1 All courses earned toward the 3-year/18-credit College Prep Program must satisfy admission requirements for the State University<br />

System (SUS). To determine which courses meet State University System admission requirements, please use the Comprehensive<br />

Course Table or see high school counselor for assistance. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be in courses that include dual enrollment,<br />

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), or are<br />

specifically listed as rigorous by the Department of Education.<br />

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Grading Scale<br />

The following point scale will apply to all high schools, as<br />

well as to middle school students enrolled in high school<br />

courses in grade 7 or 8 for credit toward graduation:<br />

A = 4 grade points (90-100) (outstanding progress)<br />

B = 3 grade points (80-89) (above average progress)<br />

C = 2 grade points (70-79) (average progress)<br />

D = 1 grade point (60-69) (lowest acceptable progress)<br />

F = 0 grade points (O-59) (failure)<br />

Percents between eighty-nine percent (89%) and ninety<br />

percent (90%), seventy-nine percent (79%) and eighty<br />

percent (80%), sixty-nine percent (69%) and seventy<br />

percent (70%), and fifty-nine (59%) and sixty percent<br />

(60%) shall be rounded up to the higher grade if at the<br />

midpoint (.5) or above; those below the midpoint (.5)<br />

shall be rounded down to the lower grade.<br />

Calculating Final Grades<br />

The final grade in high schools offering the seven (7)<br />

credit schedule is a semester grade determined by giving<br />

equal value to each of the grades of the three (3)<br />

marking periods and to the final examination.<br />

To obtain the semester grade, add the unweighted grade<br />

point values of the three (3) term grades (T) and the<br />

unweighted grade point value of the exam grade (E), and<br />

divide that total by four (4):<br />

(Tl+T2+T3+E)/4 = Semester Grade*<br />

In courses for which final examinations are not<br />

prescribed, the final grade will be determined by<br />

averaging the unweighted grades of the three (3) terms:<br />

(Tl+T2+T3)/3 = Semester Grade*<br />

Weighted Grade Point Average<br />

Grades are assigned the following point values only when<br />

determining class ranking and for averages for summa cum<br />

laude, magna cum laude, cum laude status, valedictorian,<br />

salutatorian, and the National Honor Society:<br />

A B C D F<br />

Honors (Q) 5 4 3 1 0<br />

Regular 4 3 2 1 0<br />

Basic (B) 3 2 1 .5 0<br />

Class Rank: Class rank will be computed based on all<br />

courses taken for high school credit through the first<br />

semester of the 12th grade year.<br />

Honors Status<br />

Students must earn the following cumulative weighted<br />

grade point averages (not rounded) to qualify for honors<br />

status. <strong>High</strong> school seniors who become eligible for an<br />

honors status during the second semester of their senior<br />

year shall have their seals mailed to them.<br />

Summa cum GPA greater than 4.0<br />

laude-<br />

Magna cum laude GPA greater than 3.8 but less than or<br />

-<br />

equal to 4.0<br />

Cum laude - GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 but<br />

less than or equal to 3.8<br />

With Distinction - GPA greater than or equal to 3.25<br />

but less than 3.5<br />

The resulting semester grade average is converted to a<br />

letter grade based on the scale below (see paragraph (c)<br />

regarding grades at the midpoint):<br />

A = 3.5-4<br />

B = 2.5-3.5<br />

C = 1.5-2.5<br />

D = .5-1.5<br />

F = 0-.5<br />

*These formulas for arriving at a student's grade may be<br />

nullified in any course in which the passing of a county<br />

test is part of the requirements, as stated in the County<br />

Course Description Catalog.<br />

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Dual Credit<br />

The <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> St. Petersburg College Dual Credit<br />

Course list will be distributed in late Spring after<br />

<strong>School</strong> Board approval.<br />

Dual credit courses provide standard diploma students<br />

with the opportunity to earn high school credit as well<br />

as college credit from St. Petersburg College (SPC).<br />

Course offerings at high schools will vary. College<br />

application fees and tuition are waived by the college<br />

and textbooks are paid for by the school district.<br />

In order to be eligible to take dual credit classes<br />

students must:<br />

1. be in 11th or 12th grade (other eligible secondary<br />

students must be academically advanced and in<br />

need of college level courses to meet specific high<br />

school graduation requirements);<br />

2. have a cumulative unweighted grade point average<br />

of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and<br />

3. have earned an acceptable score on the SPC<br />

placement test.<br />

Students may enroll only in dual credit courses that are<br />

included in the Pinellas County <strong>School</strong>s’ Articulation<br />

Agreement with the college. SPC requires that students<br />

take the final exam in all courses.<br />

With permission from the high school principal,<br />

students who meet the above eligibility requirements,<br />

may enroll in specified dual credit courses on the SPC<br />

campus as part of their regular high school schedule for<br />

up to half of the school day. Students must complete<br />

the application for Dual Campus form and obtain<br />

approval of the high school principal or designee prior<br />

to enrolling in classes on the SPC campus.<br />

Guidance Counselors and the dual credit liaison in each<br />

high school have further details regarding this program.<br />

Early Admission<br />

A high school student may enter St. Petersburg<br />

College, University of Florida, or University of South<br />

Florida Honors College after the 11th grade<br />

provided that certain requirements have been<br />

satisfied. College application fees and tuition are<br />

waived by the college. This program requires that<br />

students spend their senior year as a full-time<br />

college student, completing high school graduation<br />

requirements while working toward their college AA<br />

degree.<br />

In order to be eligible for early admission to college<br />

students must:<br />

1. have completed three full years of high school<br />

with a minimum of 18 credits earned;<br />

2. be enrolled in and attend a PCS high school for<br />

the full semester prior to the start of Early<br />

Admission;<br />

3. have a cumulative unweighted grade point<br />

average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (3.8 for USF<br />

Honors College);<br />

4. have met the minimum level of performance for<br />

high school graduation on the FCAT;<br />

5. have earned a 0.5 high school credit in a<br />

physical activity course or 1.0 HOPE credit;<br />

6. have earned an acceptable score on the college<br />

placement test;<br />

7. have obtained the signature of the high school<br />

principal on the application for Early Admission<br />

to College by February 10 th for Fall and<br />

November 1 st for Spring; and<br />

8. have met the college application deadline.<br />

Guidance Counselors and the dual credit liaison in<br />

each high school have further details regarding this<br />

program.<br />

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Early College<br />

The Early College Program is a partnership between<br />

St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County <strong>School</strong>s<br />

that offers new and innovative options for high<br />

school students.<br />

Students entering grades 11 (and grade 12 based on<br />

availability) in Pinellas County high schools, as well<br />

as private and home-schooled students, who meet<br />

dual enrollment eligibility standards and reside in<br />

Pinellas County, will have the opportunity to attend<br />

the Early College Program.<br />

Private and home-schooled students will be<br />

required to enroll in a public high school to<br />

participate. Students will remain dual-enrolled in<br />

their home high schools (allowing them to<br />

participate in extracurricular activities) while taking<br />

all classes at St. Petersburg College.<br />

www.spcollege.edu/central/earlycollege<br />

FAST TRACK BA<br />

THREE-YEAR BACCALAUREATE<br />

IN PINELLAS COUNTY<br />

Students in designated Pinellas County high schools<br />

may participate in a special program that will permit<br />

them to obtain their bachelor’s degree within three<br />

years after graduating from high school and save a<br />

year’s worth of college cost at the same time.<br />

The Fast Track BA, which offers an opportunity to<br />

specialize in many different majors, is a joint program<br />

offered by Pinellas County <strong>School</strong>s, St. Petersburg<br />

College, and the University of South Florida’s St.<br />

Petersburg campus. <strong>High</strong> school students can<br />

simultaneously earn high school and college credits<br />

without charge and complete college a year early.<br />

Students and their parents will save a full year of tuition<br />

and other costs of attending college. For more<br />

information contact the assistant principal for<br />

curriculum for further information regarding Fast Track<br />

B.A.<br />

* The Fast Track BA Program is currently available at<br />

Dunedin <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong>.<br />

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FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM<br />

20<strong>13</strong> GRADUATES<br />

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM<br />

• Apply for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application during your last year in high<br />

school. Students may apply on-line at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org beginning December 1 st of their senior year. This<br />

application gives the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) permission to evaluate their high school transcripts for eligibility<br />

for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.<br />

• Students are now required to submit a complete, error-free FAFSA for Bright Futures, Florida Resident Access Grant, and Access<br />

to Better Learning and Education Grant initial and renewal eligibility any time prior to disbursement.<br />

• Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. (The college or university you attend is responsible for verifying your<br />

Florida residence and citizenship status.)<br />

• Receive a Florida standard high school diploma or its equivalent.<br />

• Be enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student at an eligible postsecondary institution after high school graduation and<br />

either receive the first disbursement or apply for reinstatement by the third academic year after high school graduation.<br />

• A student who enlists in the United States Armed Forces immediately after completion of high school will begin the three-year<br />

eligibility period for his/her initial award upon the date of separation from active duty. A student who is receiving a Florida Bright<br />

Futures Scholarship and discontinues his/her education to enlist in the United States Armed Forces will commence the remainder of<br />

his/her five-year renewal period upon the date of separation from active duty.<br />

• Be enrolled in a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) per term in a program of<br />

study by the end of the drop/add period.<br />

• Not have been found guilty of, or pled no contest to, a felony charge.<br />

• Meet the academic requirements for the award students would like to earn.<br />

Florida Academic, Medallion and Gold Seal Scholars Awards GPA Calculations for Scholarship Eligibility<br />

Additional weight of .25 per semester course will be assigned to Advanced Placement, Academic Dual Enrollment, Pre-International<br />

Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate and Level Three courses. This additional weight will be added to the unweighted numerical<br />

grade. Foreign language grades are not weighted, unless it is an Advanced Placement course. Florida Bright Futures gives the following<br />

weight to the final semester grade; A=2.0, B=1.5, C=1.0 and D=.5. For purposes of eligibility for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship at<br />

the Academics Scholars or Medallion Scholars Awards, a student’s weighted GPA will be calculated using the 16 academic courses<br />

identified as college preparatory courses. For purpose of eligibility for a Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award, a<br />

student's weighted GPA will be calculated using the 16 high school courses (excluding electives) required for graduation or the 15 high<br />

school courses (excluding electives) required for graduation if following the 18 credit career path option. Academic courses taken in<br />

excess of the sixteen academic credits (up to a total of 18 total credits) will be included if the grades improve the student’s GPA.<br />

Deadlines for Meeting Eligibility Requirements<br />

Test score requirements must be met before the end of June of student’s graduation year. All other requirements must be met by the<br />

date of graduation.<br />

Early Admission<br />

Students enrolled in the Early Admission Program need to verify with their high school guidance counselor that their postsecondary<br />

courses will satisfy scholarship curriculum requirements for a Bright Futures Scholarship Award. Early Admit students will no longer<br />

be eligible to apply for Bright Futures prior to their senior year in high school. Students may apply for an award beginning December 1<br />

of the student’s high school graduation year.<br />

FLORIDA ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Academic Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Academic Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; and<br />

♦ Complete 100 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn<br />

their 100 hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

In addition, meet one of the following:<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.5 using the 16 high school academic courses identified as college-preparatory courses plus<br />

earn a 1280 SAT or 28 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma; or<br />

♦ Complete the IB curriculum plus earn a 1280 SAT or 28 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Earn the AICE Diploma; or<br />

♦ Complete the AICE curriculum plus earn a 1280 SAT or 28 ACT; or<br />

♦ Be a National Merit or Achievement Scholar or Finalist, or be a Hispanic Scholar; or<br />

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Award Level for Florida Academic Scholars<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of his/her first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first.<br />

Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.00 and a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent<br />

in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

FLORIDA MEDALLION (FORMALLY MERIT) SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Medallion Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Medallion Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.<br />

♦ Complete 75 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn 75<br />

hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

In addition, meet one of the following:<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.0 using the 16 high school academic courses identified as college-preparatory courses plus<br />

earn a 1020 SAT or 22 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Complete the IB curriculum plus earn a 1020 SAT or 22 ACT; or<br />

♦ Complete the AICE curriculum plus a 1020 SAT or 22 ACT; or<br />

♦ Be a National Merit or Achievement Scholar or Finalist, or be a Hispanic Scholar with no documented community service hours; or<br />

Award Level for Florida Medallion Scholars<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of his/her first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first.<br />

Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent<br />

in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

♦ The 2006 Florida Legislature amended section 1009.535, Florida Statute; beginning fall 2006, Florida Medallion Scholars who<br />

choose to attend a Florida public community college may receive an award equal to the amount given to students receiving the<br />

Florida Academic Scholarship for college credit courses leading toward an associate degree.<br />

FLORIDA GOLD SEAL VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; and<br />

♦ Complete 30 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn<br />

their 30 hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.0 using the 16 high school core courses required for graduation or the 15 high school core<br />

courses required for graduation, if following the 18 credit career path graduation option; and<br />

♦ Complete a program of study that requires a minimum of three vocational job-preparatory or technology education credits in one<br />

vocational program (excluding on-the-job training); and<br />

♦ Earn a unweighted GPA of 3.5 in the three vocational credits; and<br />

♦ Earn the following scores: College Placement Test (CPT) Reading 83, Sentence Skills 83, Algebra 72; or<br />

SAT – Verbal 440, Math 440, or<br />

ACT – Reading 18, English 17, Math 19.<br />

Award Level for Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars<br />

♦<br />

The Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award is funded for a maximum of 90 semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or<br />

clack hours).<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of a maximum of 90 credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock<br />

hours), whichever comes first. Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of six non-remedial<br />

semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

Andrew Weatherill Financial Aid/Florida Bright Futures 727-588-60<strong>13</strong><br />

weatherilla@pcsb.org Please disregard earlier information sheets 09/06/2011<br />

The Florida Legislature could change scholarship requirement during any legislative session. For further information and updates, check with your guidance<br />

counselor, the Florida Department of Education Home Page (http://www.firn.edu/doe/brfuture) or the Pinellas County <strong>School</strong>s Home Page (www.pinellas.k12.is<br />

the most current at this time.<br />

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FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM<br />

2014 GRADUATES AND AFTER<br />

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM<br />

• Apply for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application during your last year in high<br />

school. Students may apply on-line at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org beginning December 1 st of their senior year. This<br />

application gives the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) permission to evaluate their high school transcripts for eligibility<br />

for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.<br />

• Students are now required to submit a complete, error-free FAFSA for Bright Futures, Florida Resident Access Grant, and Access<br />

to Better Learning and Education Grant initial and renewal eligibility any time prior to disbursement.<br />

• Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. (The college or university you attend is responsible for verifying your<br />

Florida residence and citizenship status.)<br />

• Receive a Florida standard high school diploma or its equivalent.<br />

• Be enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student at an eligible postsecondary institution after high school graduation and<br />

either receive the first disbursement or apply for reinstatement by the third academic year after high school graduation.<br />

• A student who enlists in the United States Armed Forces immediately after completion of high school will begin the three-year<br />

eligibility period for his/her initial award upon the date of separation from active duty. A student who is receiving a Florida Bright<br />

Futures Scholarship and discontinues his/her education to enlist in the United States Armed Forces will commence the remainder of<br />

his/her five-year renewal period upon the date of separation from active duty.<br />

• Be enrolled in a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) per term in a program of<br />

study by the end of the drop/add period.<br />

• Not have been found guilty of, or pled no contest to, a felony charge.<br />

• Meet the academic requirements for the award students would like to earn.<br />

Florida Academic, Medallion and Gold Seal Scholars Awards GPA Calculations for Scholarship Eligibility<br />

Additional weight of .25 per semester course will be assigned to Advanced Placement, Academic Dual Enrollment, Pre-International<br />

Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate and Level Three courses. This additional weight will be added to the unweighted numerical<br />

grade. Foreign language grades are not weighted, unless it is an Advanced Placement course. Florida Bright Futures gives the following<br />

weight to the final semester grade; A=2.0, B=1.5, C=1.0 and D=.5. For purposes of eligibility for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship at<br />

the Academics Scholars or Medallion Scholars Awards, a student’s weighted GPA will be calculated using the 16 academic courses<br />

identified as college preparatory courses. For purpose of eligibility for a Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award, a<br />

student's weighted GPA will be calculated using the 16 high school courses (excluding electives) required for graduation or the 15 high<br />

school courses (excluding electives) required for graduation if following the 18 credit career path option. Academic courses taken in<br />

excess of the sixteen academic credits (up to a total of 18 total credits) will be included if the grades improve the student’s GPA.<br />

Deadlines for Meeting Eligibility Requirements<br />

Test score requirements must be met before the end of June of student’s graduation year. All other requirements must be met by the<br />

date of graduation.<br />

Early Admission<br />

Students enrolled in the Early Admission Program need to verify with their high school guidance counselor that their postsecondary<br />

courses will satisfy scholarship curriculum requirements for a Bright Futures Scholarship Award. Early Admit students will no longer<br />

be eligible to apply for Bright Futures prior to their senior year in high school. Students may apply for an award beginning December 1<br />

of the student’s high school graduation year.<br />

FLORIDA ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Academic Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Academic Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; and<br />

♦ Complete 100 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn<br />

their 100 hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

In addition, meet one of the following:<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.5 using the 16 high school academic courses identified as college-preparatory courses plus<br />

earn a 1290 SAT or 29 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma; or<br />

♦ Complete the IB curriculum plus earn a 1290 SAT or 29 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Earn the AICE Diploma; or<br />

♦ Complete the AICE curriculum plus earn a 1290 SAT or 29 ACT; or<br />

♦ Be a National Merit or Achievement Scholar or Finalist, or be a Hispanic Scholar; or<br />

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Award Level for Florida Academic Scholars<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of his/her first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first.<br />

Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.00 and a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent<br />

in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

FLORIDA MEDALLION (FORMALLY MERIT) SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Medallion Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Medallion Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.<br />

♦ Complete 75 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn 75<br />

hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

In addition, meet one of the following:<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.0 using the 16 high school academic courses identified as college-preparatory courses plus<br />

earn a 1170 SAT or 26 ACT test score; or<br />

♦ Complete the IB curriculum plus earn a 1170 SAT or 26 ACT; or<br />

♦ Complete the AICE curriculum plus a 1170 SAT or 26 ACT; or<br />

♦ Be a National Merit or Achievement Scholar or Finalist, or be a Hispanic Scholar with no documented community service hours; or<br />

Award Level for Florida Medallion Scholars<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of his/her first baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first.<br />

Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of six non-remedial semester hours (or the equivalent<br />

in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

♦ The 2006 Florida Legislature amended section 1009.535, Florida Statute; beginning fall 2006, Florida Medallion Scholars who<br />

choose to attend a Florida public community college may receive an award equal to the amount given to students receiving the<br />

Florida Academic Scholarship for college credit courses leading toward an associate degree.<br />

FLORIDA GOLD SEAL VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD<br />

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award Criteria<br />

Students applying for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award must meet the following criteria:<br />

♦ Meet general eligibility criteria requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; and<br />

♦ Complete 30 hours of documented community service. Students must be attending high school and complete the required<br />

paperwork, signed and approved by their agency contact and high school community service designee, before beginning to earn<br />

their 30 hours. These hours must be completed by the date of graduation.<br />

♦ Earn an unrounded, weighted GPA of 3.0 using the 16 high school core courses required for graduation or the 15 high school core<br />

courses required for graduation, if following the 18 credit career path graduation option; and<br />

♦ Complete a program of study that requires a minimum of three vocational job-preparatory or technology education credits in one<br />

vocational program (excluding on-the-job training); and<br />

♦ Earn a unweighted GPA of 3.5 in the three vocational credits; and<br />

♦ Earn the following scores: College Placement Test (CPT) Reading 83, Sentence Skills 83, Algebra 72; or<br />

SAT – Verbal 440, Math 440, or<br />

ACT – Reading 18, English 17, Math 19.<br />

Award Level for Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars<br />

♦<br />

The Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award is funded for a maximum of 90 semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or<br />

clack hours).<br />

♦ Students will receive the specific award amount per credit hour established by the Florida Legislature in the General<br />

Appropriations Act. A student will receive funding up through five years from high school graduation (if initially funded within<br />

three years after high school graduation) or up to completion of a maximum of 90 credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock<br />

hours), whichever comes first. Renewal is based on a cumulative postsecondary GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of six non-remedial<br />

semester hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) for each term funded.<br />

Andrew Weatherill Financial Aid/Florida Bright Futures 727-588-60<strong>13</strong><br />

weatherilla@pcsb.org Please disregard earlier information sheets 09/06/2011<br />

The Florida Legislature could change scholarship requirement during any legislative session. For further information and updates, check with your guidance<br />

counselor, the Florida Department of Education Home Page (http://www.firn.edu/doe/brfuture) or the Pinellas County <strong>School</strong>s Home Page<br />

(www.pinellas.k12.fl.us). Informmost current at this time.<br />

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Guidance Department Support<br />

Testing<br />

The following are key standardized tests that the guidance<br />

department administers:<br />

FCAT:<br />

The FCAT is the standardized test for the state of<br />

Florida meant to challenge the mathematical and reading<br />

comprehension skills of freshmen and sophomores. This<br />

test is required for high school graduation. All sophomores<br />

are required to pass both sections. If either part<br />

of the FCAT test is not passed, the student is assigned to<br />

remedial classes and must retake the test each year until<br />

he or she passes. A high enough score on the ACT or SAT<br />

can be used to supplement passage on the FCAT. See your<br />

Guidance Counselor for details.<br />

EOC:<br />

Students entering 9 th Grade in specified school years<br />

must pass the following statewide, standardized EOCs<br />

(End-of-Exams):<br />

• Algebra l beginning in 2010-2011<br />

• Geometry beginning in 2011‐<strong>2012</strong><br />

• Biology l beginning in 2011‐<strong>2012</strong><br />

• Algebra II beginning in <strong>2012</strong>‐20<strong>13</strong><br />

• Chemistry or Physics beginning in 20<strong>13</strong>‐2014<br />

ASVAB:<br />

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)<br />

is administered by the Armed Services in coordination<br />

with the guidance department. Minimum scores are required<br />

for entrance to various programs of the service<br />

branches. Non-military students may elect to take the<br />

ASVAB and receive valuable career interest and aptitudes<br />

information.<br />

PSAT/NMSQT:<br />

The PSAT is an opportunity for college bound juniors to<br />

experience the type of testing required by many colleges<br />

for admission. Juniors who achieve outstanding scores<br />

may be eligible for National Merit Scholarships. The<br />

test of mathematical and verbal reasoning is offered<br />

once a year in October. We recommend that Freshman<br />

and Sophomores take this test to practice for the SAT.<br />

CPT:<br />

The purpose of the CPT (College Placement Test) is<br />

designed to measure entry-level skills in writing, reading<br />

and mathematics. State law mandates that statesupported<br />

institutions test their students' entry-level<br />

skills.<br />

PLAN:<br />

The PLAN helps 10th graders build a solid foundation<br />

for future academic and career success and provides<br />

information needed to address school districts' highpriority<br />

issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource<br />

that helps students measure their current academic<br />

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development, explore career/training options, and make<br />

plans for the remaining years of high school and postgraduation<br />

years. All sophomores are required to take the<br />

test at no cost.<br />

ACT:<br />

The ACT (American College Testing) is a college entrance<br />

exam offered six times a year. This four-part test includes<br />

timed sections on English, Social Studies, Science and<br />

Mathematics. Registration materials for the ACT are available<br />

in the guidance office and online at www.actstudent.org.<br />

SAT:<br />

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a college entrance<br />

exam offered seven times a year. It is composed of timed<br />

verbal and mathematical sections. The verbal section includes<br />

analogies, sentence completions and questions<br />

based on reading passages. The mathematical section includes<br />

algebra, geometry and reasoning. Registration materials<br />

for the SAT are available in the guidance office and<br />

online on www.collegeboard.com.<br />

A.P. TEST:<br />

Students in A.P. (Advanced Placement) classes are tested<br />

each year (usually in May) to determine whether college<br />

credit is awarded.<br />

Honors Quality Points<br />

Courses which qualify for quality points are noted in the<br />

curriculum guide with a Q in the heading. These courses<br />

will be indicated on the report card under the heading<br />

“LEVEL.” The quality point applies from this year forward<br />

and may not apply to prior year students.<br />

Honor Courses: Courses will offer learning opportunities<br />

for students to develop the critical skills of analysis,<br />

synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective<br />

academic setting. Students will engage in the following:<br />

analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings,<br />

working in the context of thematically categorized<br />

information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating<br />

in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing freeresponse<br />

and document-based writing, contrasting opposing<br />

viewpoints, and solving problems. Students will develop<br />

and demonstrate skills through participation in a<br />

capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project<br />

(e.g., national history competitions, citizenship projects,<br />

mock congressional hearings, investment portfolio contests,<br />

or other teacher-directed projects.<br />

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Counseling Services<br />

Pat McDaniel<br />

Grade 9<br />

Krysta Nymark<br />

Grades 10-12 / A-G<br />

Twila Jackson<br />

Grade 10-12 / H - O<br />

Electra Polizzi<br />

Grades 10-12 / P - Z<br />

Counselors work closely with teachers, psychologists,<br />

social workers, administrators, and<br />

other mental health professionals to best meet the<br />

needs of children and families.<br />

Individual/group counseling<br />

Anger management<br />

Peer mediation/life skills training<br />

Alcoholism/substance abuse awareness<br />

Intervention support groups<br />

Hospice services<br />

Academic coaching<br />

Psychological evaluation<br />

Social work services<br />

Academic Advising is an integral part of the school<br />

setting. <strong>School</strong> counselors prepare students for the future<br />

by providing them with many opportunities to achieve<br />

individual success while enrolled in high school.<br />

Meeting graduation requirements<br />

College and university admissions procedures<br />

Academic tutoring<br />

Developing effective study skills<br />

Financial aid and scholarship information<br />

Dropout prevention services/PDO<br />

Exploring career choices<br />

Preparing leaders for the 21st century<br />

Interpretation of student testing and academic records<br />

Important Information About Registration:<br />

When meeting with your counselor to plan your schedule,<br />

we kindly ask that you keep the following in mind:<br />

Academic Support<br />

Schedule Corrections:<br />

Schedule corrections will be made for the following reasons:<br />

1. Course was not requested, nor selected as an alternate.<br />

2. Student does not meet requirements for course.<br />

3. Another course is required for graduation or college admission.<br />

4. Already have credit for the course.<br />

NO corrections will be made for the following reasons:<br />

1. Change of mind about courses selected at registration.<br />

2. Personal opinion as to difficulty of the course.<br />

3. Desire to have a class at a more “convenient” time.<br />

4. Preference for a teacher.<br />

5. Concern that course will negatively affect GPA.<br />

Registration begins during the second semester.<br />

Discuss course selections with your teachers and<br />

parents.<br />

Signatures are required for Honors and AP level<br />

courses.<br />

Choose electives wisely when completing your<br />

registration form.<br />

Look carefully at all the electives and choose them<br />

wisely when building your schedule. Select three<br />

or more alternate courses that may be used in<br />

your class schedule next year. Realize that<br />

change of mind is not an option to get a schedule<br />

change.<br />

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Next Steps:<br />

: Planning for Success<br />

One of the most important things about applying for school is planning ahead. This timeline offers some ideas<br />

that can help prepare you for your future. Remember, it’s never too early to start!<br />

9th Grade<br />

Plan all your high school courses with your career goal in mind using your ePep.<br />

Keep in mind that your grades from 9th grade forward affect your overall high school GPA.<br />

Participate in school or community extracurricular activities.<br />

Discuss a college or post-secondary savings plan with your parents.<br />

Websites recommended to review are facts.org, collegecareerplanning.com, and connectedu.net.<br />

10th Grade<br />

Enroll in courses appropriate for your career goal.<br />

Start looking into general college entrance requirements, including prerequisite courses and<br />

GPA standards.<br />

Think about what you want to do for a career and what types of programs would be<br />

suitable for that career choice.<br />

Continue involvement in volunteer activities and pursue leadership roles in them.<br />

Participate in summer programs or a job/internship that has relevance to your career<br />

choice.<br />

Collect college and post-secondary information and requirements through the internet and high<br />

school guidance counselors.<br />

Continue to develop an educational savings plan and discuss college costs with your family.<br />

Plan to take the PLAN at no charge and update your ePep.<br />

11th Grade<br />

Continue to take career prep and college prep courses.<br />

Work on maintaining a GPA that is 2.0 or higher for graduation purposes.<br />

Focus on your career goals and the training necessary to achieve them.<br />

Make a list of the things important to you in a college (i.e. campus size, location, costs, oncampus<br />

housing, major, sports, etc.)<br />

Use the criteria to conduct school searches on the Web.<br />

Maintain and modify list of potential technical post-secondary colleges and universities.<br />

Attend college fairs, make appointments with visiting school reps, and discuss your<br />

options with family.<br />

Conduct an in-depth college or technical post-secondary school information search,<br />

including each school’s application process and requirements, tuition, fees, room & board, activities,<br />

course offerings available, faculty, accreditation, and facilities.<br />

Narrow school choices to your top three to five schools and plan campus visits during the<br />

summer.<br />

Register and take the PSAT in October. Take the CPT, ACT and SAT.<br />

Register and take the ASVAB for valuable career information. The test is usually offered<br />

during the Fall semester.<br />

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Senior Year - Next Steps<br />

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ALL SENIORS SHOULD:<br />

Review your credit check to make sure you have 17 credits before you start your senior year and, if not, sign up for night<br />

school, Florida Virtual <strong>School</strong> (FLVS), and/or the Extended Learning Program (ELP)!<br />

MILITARY<br />

Take the ASVAB test in October or November.<br />

Visit the Recruiters table during your lunch period when they are on campus.<br />

Schedule a home visit.<br />

Research the different military branches<br />

(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard).<br />

Have a signed contract for special jobs as early as possible.<br />

PTEC<br />

Take ASVAB test in October or November to help identify areas of interest.<br />

Sign up for a PTEC field trip.<br />

Take the TABE test, each program has a cut-off score.<br />

Complete an application for PTEC.<br />

Talk to a representative in the cafeteria on designated days.<br />

Take the ACT and/or SAT for Bright Futures. CPT scores can be used for the Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship.<br />

TWO-YEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE<br />

Visit with a representative in the cafeteria on designated days.<br />

Register for the next ACT or SAT or take the CPT at SPC if you have not already done so.<br />

Best practice is to complete ALL applications by Thanksgiving. Do not wait for ACT or SAT scores!<br />

Complete the Pinellas Education Foundation online form and apply for all scholarships available.<br />

Complete 75 hours of pre-approved community service for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship<br />

(Bright Futures scholarships cannot be used for remedial courses.)<br />

FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY<br />

Narrow down school application choices. You can use CHOICES and/or FACTS.org in the Guidance Office.<br />

Register for the SAT or ACT if you have not taken either one.<br />

Communicate your plans with your counselor.<br />

Best practice is to complete ALL applications by Thanksgiving. Do not wait for ACT or SAT scores!<br />

Attend a College Night - SPC scheduled in October.<br />

Attend the district’s Financial Aid Workshop.<br />

Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon after January 1st as possible.<br />

Complete the Pinellas Education Foundation online form and apply for all scholarships available.<br />

Request transcripts by completing a transcript request form. Electronic transcripts are free; students can be<br />

charged $2 for official copies. If you are applying to a private school, you will need to request an application<br />

directly from them and include an official transcript with your application packet.<br />

Complete 75 hours of pre-approved community service for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship<br />

(Bright Futures scholarships cannot be used for remedial courses.)<br />

Check calendar in Guidance for the dates College Representatives will be on campus. Sign up if you wish to<br />

meet with them.<br />

Four (4) documented college visitation days will be allowed for students, beginning at the start of<br />

the junior year through the end of the senior year. Armed Forces and vocational school visitations<br />

will also fall under this provision. Absences for college/post-secondary visitation are limited to three<br />

(3) days per year for seniors and one (1) day per year for juniors.<br />

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Seven Period Day<br />

<strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>High</strong>’s schedule is a 7 period day schedule.<br />

This consists of seven class periods of approximately<br />

48 minutes each. Under a seven period<br />

day schedule, students may earn three and a half<br />

(3.5) credits in each semester (0.5 for each class)<br />

for a total of seven (7) credits per year – assuming<br />

a student passes everything.<br />

One credit courses will be year long and are completed<br />

in two semesters (August until June – earning<br />

a full [1] credit).<br />

Half-credit courses are one semester (August until<br />

January or January until June and earn one-half<br />

[1/2] credit).<br />

Grading on a Seven Period Day Schedule<br />

Students will earn credits each semester. They<br />

receive ½ credit for each class per semester for<br />

each passing grade. Grades are posted each (six<br />

weeks) grading period and a report card distributed<br />

for every student.<br />

Exams and Exemptions<br />

Final Exam Requirement - Students who have a course<br />

grade of “A” or “B” in the 1st and 2nd six weeks and<br />

have a provisional course grade of “A” or “B” in the<br />

3rd six weeks are not required to take the final in that<br />

course. Except for second semester seniors, this provision<br />

shall apply to no more than three courses each<br />

semester. The provisional 3rd six weeks grade will be<br />

based on the grades earned for the first four weeks of<br />

the third grading period. The student must maintain the<br />

“A” or “B” grade through the remainder of the 3rd six<br />

weeks.<br />

Calculating Final Grades<br />

The final grade in high schools offering the seven (7)<br />

credit schedule is a semester grade determined by giving<br />

equal value to each of the grades of the three (3)<br />

marking periods and to the final examination. To obtain<br />

the semester grade, add the unweighted grade<br />

point values of the three (3) term grades (T) and the<br />

unweighted grade point value of the exam grade (E),<br />

and divide that total by four (4):<br />

1 st 6 Weeks + 2 nd 6 Weeks + 3 rd 6 Weeks + Exam<br />

= Semester Grade<br />

4<br />

Sample Student Schedule<br />

Grade 10 Student Total credits - 7<br />

First<br />

Semester<br />

English II<br />

Biology<br />

P.E.<br />

Spanish II<br />

Geometry<br />

Hope<br />

World History<br />

Second<br />

Semester<br />

English II<br />

Biology<br />

Art<br />

Spanish II<br />

Geometry<br />

Hope<br />

World History<br />

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Language Arts<br />

Standard Course Sequence<br />

9th English I or + Reading<br />

10th English II or + Reading<br />

11th English III<br />

12th English IV / English IV College Prep<br />

College Prep Sequence<br />

9th English I or Honors or + Reading<br />

10th English II or Honors or + Reading<br />

11th English III or Honors<br />

12th English IV / English IV College Prep or Honors<br />

Advanced College Prep Sequence<br />

AP Options<br />

Advanced Placement English: Language and<br />

Composition<br />

Grade level: 11<br />

Prerequisite: English Honors II Full Year - 1 Credit Q<br />

Students are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

examination. This course substitutes for the English III<br />

requirement. Summer reading is required to be<br />

completed by the first day of school.<br />

Advanced Placement English: Literature and<br />

Composition<br />

Grade level: 12<br />

Prerequisite: Eng. III H/AP Lang & Teacher Recommendation<br />

Full Year - 1 Credit Q<br />

Students are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

exam. This course substitutes for the English IV requirement.<br />

Summer reading is required.<br />

9th<br />

10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

English Honors I or + Reading<br />

English Honors II or + Reading<br />

English Honors III<br />

Adv Placement English Language<br />

Dual Enrollment Comp I<br />

English Honors IV / English IV College Prep<br />

Adv Placement English Literature<br />

Dual Enrollment Comp I or Comp II<br />

NOTE: The exam for the first semester of all AP courses is<br />

part of the course curriculum and cannot be exempted.<br />

Per district procedures, students enrolled in an AP course<br />

are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

examination in the spring.<br />

All English courses have Summer Reading<br />

requirements. Visit the school website for<br />

information on Summer Reading for your specific<br />

course.<br />

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* English I<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>101,2<br />

Grade Level 9<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite M/J Language Arts 3 (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

English I focuses on the study of literature, language,<br />

and composition. Emphasis is placed on developing<br />

an understanding of literary genres, terms, and<br />

elements, and on using the writing process to<br />

produce various types of papers. Speaking and<br />

listening skills, vocabulary skills, study skills, and<br />

reference skills are also included.<br />

Q * English Honors I<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>201,2<br />

Grade Level 9<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

M/J Language Arts 3A or M/J<br />

Language Arts 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the advanced study of<br />

literature, language, and composition. Emphasis is<br />

placed on developing an understanding of literary<br />

genres, terms, and elements and on using the writing<br />

process to produce various types of papers.<br />

Advanced speaking and listening skills, vocabulary<br />

skills, study skills, and reference skills are also<br />

included.<br />

Honors courses cover essentially the same topics and<br />

skills as regular classes but at higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher<br />

level of vocabulary, do more writing, do more<br />

homework, and meet the standards of more<br />

challenging tests. Honors courses are recommended<br />

for students with either an average English grade of<br />

at least a C or enrollment in AVID.<br />

* English I + Reading Intervention<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>10R<br />

Grade Level 9<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite M/J Language Arts 3 (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

English I Plus Reading Intervention (or English I RI)<br />

focuses on the study of literature, language, and<br />

composition. Emphasis is placed on reading skills<br />

and strategies as well as practice with informational<br />

passages. Emphasis is also placed on developing an<br />

understanding of literary genres, terms, and<br />

elements, and on using the writing process to<br />

produce various types of papers. Speaking and<br />

listening skills, vocabulary skills, study skills, and<br />

reference skills are also included. This class will<br />

serve as the required reading course for FCAT Level 2<br />

students scoring at or above a 300 scale score if the<br />

teacher has completed the state's CAR PD training.<br />

* English II<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>401,2<br />

Grade Level 10<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English I (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

English II focuses on the study of literature, language,<br />

and composition. Emphasis is placed on developing<br />

an understanding of literary elements, devices, and<br />

themes and on using the writing process to produce<br />

specified types of papers. Speaking and listening<br />

skills, vocabulary skills, study skills, reference skills,<br />

and a study of mass media are also included.<br />

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* English II + Reading Intervention<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>40R<br />

Grade Level 10<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English I (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

English II Plus Reading Intervention (or English II RI)<br />

focuses on the study of literature, language, and<br />

composition. Emphasis is placed on reading skills and<br />

strategies as well as practice with informational<br />

passages. Emphasis is also placed on developing an<br />

understanding of literary genres, terms, and<br />

elements, and on using the writing process to<br />

produce various types of papers. Speaking and<br />

listening skills, vocabulary skills, study skills, and<br />

reference skills are also included. This class will serve<br />

as the required reading course for FCAT Level 2<br />

students scoring at or above a 300 scale score if the<br />

teacher has completed the state's CAR PD training.<br />

* English III<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>701,2<br />

Grade Level 11<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English II (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the study of literature,<br />

language, and composition. Emphasis is placed on<br />

developing an understanding of major authors,<br />

periods, features, and themes of American literature<br />

and on using the writing process to produce specified<br />

types of papers, including literary analysis, the<br />

persuasive essay, and the brief research paper.<br />

Speaking and listening skills, vocabulary<br />

development, study skills, and reference skills are also<br />

included.<br />

Q * English Honors II<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>501,2<br />

Grade Level 10<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English Honors I or English I<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the advanced study of<br />

literature, language, and composition. Emphasis is<br />

placed on developing an understanding of literary<br />

elements, devices, and themes and on using the<br />

writing process to produce specified types of essays.<br />

Advanced speaking and listening skills, vocabulary<br />

skills, study skills, reference skills, a study of mass<br />

media, and practical writing are also included.<br />

Honors courses cover essentially the same topics and<br />

skills as regular classes but at higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher<br />

level of vocabulary, do more writing, do more<br />

homework, and meet the standards of more<br />

challenging tests. Honors courses are recommended<br />

for students with either an average English grade of<br />

at least a C or enrollment in AVID.<br />

Q * English Honors III<br />

Course # 100<strong>13</strong>801,2<br />

Grade Level 11<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English Honors II or English II<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the advanced study of<br />

literature, language, and composition. Emphasis is<br />

placed on developing an understanding of the major<br />

authors, periods, features, and themes of American<br />

literature and on using the writing process to<br />

produce specified types of papers, including literary<br />

analysis, the persuasive essay, and the brief research<br />

paper. Advanced speaking and listening skills,<br />

vocabulary development, study skills, and reference<br />

skills are also included.<br />

Honors courses cover essentially the same topics<br />

and skills as regular classes but at higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher<br />

level of vocabulary, do more writing, do more<br />

homework, and meet the standards of more<br />

challenging tests. Honors courses are recommended<br />

for students with either an average English grade of<br />

at least a C or enrollment in AVID.<br />

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* English IV<br />

Course # 10014001,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English III (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the study of literature,<br />

language, and composition. Emphasis is placed on<br />

developing an understanding of the major authors<br />

and periods of British and world literature and on<br />

using the writing process to produce specified types<br />

of papers, including literary analysis, the persuasive<br />

essay, and the research paper. Speaking and<br />

listening skills, vocabulary development, reference<br />

and study skills, and the history of the English<br />

language are also included.<br />

Q * English Honors IV<br />

Course # 10014101,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English Honors III or English III<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the advanced study of literature,<br />

language, and composition. Emphasis is placed on<br />

developing an understanding of the major authors and<br />

periods of British and world literature and on using the<br />

writing process to produce specified types of papers,<br />

including literary analysis, the argumentive essay, and<br />

the research paper. Advanced speaking and listening<br />

skills, vocabulary development, reference and study<br />

skills, and the history of the English language are also<br />

included.<br />

Honors courses cover essentially the same topics and<br />

skills as regular classes but at higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher level<br />

of vocabulary, do more writing, do more homework,<br />

and meet the standards of more challenging tests.<br />

Honors courses are recommended for students with<br />

either an average English grade of at least a C or<br />

enrollment in AVID.<br />

English IV: Florida College Prep<br />

Course # 10014050<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 Year<br />

Prerequisite English III (any level)<br />

Credit 1<br />

All students who do not score “college ready” on a<br />

college placement test and score a Level 2 or Level 3 on<br />

the FCAT Reading test are required to take English IV:<br />

Florida College Prep during their 12th grade year. The<br />

purpose of this course is to prepare 12th grade<br />

students for the demands of college level reading and<br />

writing. Students will read, analyze, evaluate, and<br />

respond to various kinds of texts. Students will write<br />

effective arguments, explanatory pieces, narrative<br />

pieces, and research pieces. Students will collaborate,<br />

present research, and use the conventions of standard<br />

English grammar and usage appropriately in writing and<br />

speaking. Students will increase their vocabularies and<br />

read and write widely.<br />

Q*Advanced Placement English: Language and<br />

Composition<br />

Course # 10014201,2<br />

Grade Level 11<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite English Honors II<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on an extensive study of literature<br />

and language. Emphasis is placed on the semantic,<br />

structural, and rhetorical resources of the English<br />

language as they relate to the principles of effective<br />

writing. This course substitutes for the English III<br />

requirement.<br />

Advanced Placement courses involve higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher level<br />

of vocabulary, do more writing, do more homework,<br />

and meet the standards of more challenging tests.<br />

Advanced Placement courses are recommended for<br />

students with either an average English grade of at least<br />

a C or enrollment in AVID. Students are required to take<br />

the Advanced Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Q * Advanced Placement English: Literature and<br />

Composition<br />

Course # 10014301,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

English Honors III or AP English<br />

Language and Composition<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on an extensive study of literature<br />

and writing. Emphasis is placed on an appreciation of<br />

the power of language, an understanding of the writer's<br />

craft, and the development of critical standards for<br />

appreciating literary works. This course substitutes for<br />

the English IV requirement.<br />

Advanced Placement courses involve higher levels of<br />

complexity, greater depth, and a faster pace. The<br />

reading level is higher and more reading will be<br />

required. Students will be required to use a higher level<br />

of vocabulary, do more writing, do more homework,<br />

and meet the standards of more challenging tests.<br />

Advanced Placement courses are recommended for<br />

students with either an average English grade of at least<br />

a C or enrollment in AVID. Students are required to<br />

take the Advanced Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Creative Writing I<br />

Course # 10093200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop skills in writing<br />

through the study of literary forms. Emphasis is placed<br />

on using all aspects of the writing process to produce<br />

publishable pieces of writing in various literary forms.<br />

Students will evaluate representative examples of<br />

literature as models for writing.<br />

Creative Writing II<br />

Course # 100933001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Creative Writing I<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to extend the<br />

development of the writing and language skills needed<br />

for individual expression in literary forms as introduced<br />

in Creative Writing I. Emphasis is placed on writing a<br />

variety of literary works, including original poetry, short<br />

stories, plays, novels and/or essays, and nonfiction.<br />

Also included are the technical aspects of publishing<br />

students’ work in literary publications.<br />

Language Arts Elective Courses<br />

** Speech I<br />

Course # 10073001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop oral<br />

communication skills in formal and informal speaking<br />

situations. Emphasis is placed on using public speaking<br />

skills, listening skills, and group discussion techniques.<br />

Students will analyze audiences for speaking purposes<br />

and will evaluate speeches and speaking techniques.<br />

** Journalism I (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in<br />

basic aspects of journalism and workshop experiences<br />

in journalistic production. Emphasis is placed on<br />

identifying and describing elements of the history and<br />

traditions of journalism as well as organizing and<br />

utilizing appropriate production modes.<br />

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Journalism II (Newspaper, Yearbook, or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism I<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop writing skills<br />

through practice in journalistic writing. Emphasis is<br />

placed on gathering information, writing articles, and<br />

exploring career opportunities in journalism. Students<br />

prepare materials for publication.<br />

Q Journalism V (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063311,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism IV<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to refine writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media.<br />

Emphasis is placed on writing, graphic design, and/or<br />

photographic techniques. Students practice<br />

managerial skills in journalistic contexts.<br />

Q Journalism III (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063201,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester or year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism II<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to improve writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media.<br />

Emphasis is placed on writing in a variety of styles.<br />

Students apply organizational and managerial skills in<br />

the production of various publications.<br />

Q Journalism VI (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063321,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism V<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to refine writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media. Emphasis<br />

is placed on writing, graphic design, and/or<br />

photographic techniques. Students practice managerial<br />

skills in journalistic contexts.<br />

Q Journalism IV (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063301,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism III<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to refine writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media.<br />

Emphasis is placed on writing, graphic design, and/or<br />

photographic techniques. Students practice managerial<br />

skills in journalistic contexts.<br />

Q Journalism VII (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063331,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism VI<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to refine writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media.<br />

Emphasis is placed on writing, graphic design, and/or<br />

photographic techniques. Students practice<br />

managerial skills in journalistic contexts.<br />

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Q Journalism VIII (Newspaper, Yearbook or Literary<br />

Magazine)<br />

Course # 10063341,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Journalism VII<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to refine writing and<br />

production skills related to journalistic media.<br />

Emphasis is placed on writing, graphic design, and/or<br />

photographic techniques. Students practice<br />

managerial skills in journalistic contexts.<br />

*Advanced Reading (Mystery, Myth, and Horror)<br />

Course # 10083200<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop advanced<br />

reading skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension,<br />

test-taking skills, vocabulary, and a variety of<br />

informational formats.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in December<br />

2010, for courses already existing in the course code<br />

directory, become effective with the 2011-<strong>2012</strong><br />

entering ninth grade class. (see district policy 5.15 (5)<br />

(2))<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the 2011-<strong>2012</strong> entering<br />

ninth grade class may not receive quality points for<br />

these courses.<br />

***SAT Preparation (Critical Thinking and Study Skills)<br />

Course # 1700370X<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2 Elective Credit<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction and<br />

practice to prepare for the mathematics section of the<br />

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for college admission.<br />

This course is used to prepare students for the SAT<br />

reading, writing, and mathematics test in combination.<br />

Note: Credit in this course precludes a student from<br />

earning credit in Critical Thinking and Study Skills, as<br />

outlined in the research section in this document.<br />

Q Literature and the Arts I<br />

Course # 10053501,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to give students the<br />

opportunity to examine literature from mankind's<br />

early times to the modern era, covering the Classical<br />

Age, the Medieval Period, and the Renaissance, the<br />

Baroque, the nineteenth century, and the modern<br />

period. Emphasis is placed on the study of literature.<br />

Also included is a study of the relationship between<br />

literature and other arts such as music, visual arts,<br />

and philosophy.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in<br />

December 2007, for courses already existing in the<br />

course code directory, become effective with the<br />

2008-2009 entering ninth grade class. (see district<br />

policy 5.15 (5) (2)) Note: Students not enrolled in the<br />

2008-2009 entering ninth grade class may not receive<br />

quality points for these courses.<br />

Q Literature and the Arts II<br />

Course # 10053601,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to give students the<br />

opportunity to examine literature from post-<br />

Renaissance to the modern era, covering at least the<br />

Baroque, the nineteenth century, and the modern<br />

period. Emphasis is placed on the study of literature.<br />

Also included is a study of the relationship between<br />

literature and other arts such as music, visual arts,<br />

and philosophy.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in<br />

December 2007, for courses already existing in the<br />

course code directory, become effective with the<br />

2008-2009 entering ninth grade class. (see district<br />

policy 5.15 (5) (2))<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the 2008-2009<br />

entering ninth grade class may not receive quality<br />

points for these courses.<br />

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Intensive Reading: Single Block 9<br />

Course # 1000410N,O<br />

Grade Level 9<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to help students reading<br />

below FCAT Level 3 improve their reading skills.<br />

Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, and<br />

reading with enhanced fluency and comprehension.<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* Course meets English graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

** Practical Arts Courses meet the Arts<br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Graduation Requirement for<br />

students who entered their first year of<br />

high school in the 2007-2008 school year<br />

and subsequent years due to the<br />

statutory changes in the revised high<br />

school graduation section of the statute.<br />

Intensive Reading: Single Block 10<br />

Course # 1000410T,U<br />

Grade Level 10<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to help students reading<br />

below FCAT Level 3 improve their reading skills.<br />

Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, and<br />

reading with enhanced fluency and comprehension.<br />

Intensive Language Arts: Critical Reading<br />

Course # 10004000<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit<br />

None<br />

1/2 elective credit; may earn multiple<br />

credits<br />

This course is designed for FCAT retakers who need<br />

additional work before retaking the FCAT reading test<br />

to meet the graduation requirement. This course is<br />

required for all students who do not have a passing<br />

FCAT score or concordant score on SAT/ACT.<br />

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Digital Multimedia<br />

*Television Production<br />

Course # 87721101,2 & 87721201,2<br />

Q*Television Production 8772<strong>13</strong>0-90<br />

Do not meet Practical Arts<br />

Requirement 8772191-92<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1-4 years<br />

Prerequisite None (must be taken in order)<br />

Credit 1 per course<br />

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for<br />

initial employment as television production operators,<br />

television broadcast technicians, camera operators, all<br />

other professional/paraprofessional technicians, video<br />

recording engineers, audio recording engineers, or to<br />

provide a foundation for college degree path<br />

opportunities in the Television Production industry.<br />

The content will include communication skills;<br />

leadership skills; human relations and employability<br />

skills; safe and efficient work practices; and preparation<br />

to assume responsibility for overall production of<br />

television studio activities including: scripts, lighting,<br />

taping and directing, electronic news gathering, and<br />

field production. This program focuses on broad<br />

transferable skills and stresses, understanding and<br />

demonstration of the following elements of the<br />

Television Production industry; planning, management,<br />

finance, technical and product skills, underlying<br />

principles of technology, labor issues, community issues<br />

and health, safety, and environmental issues.<br />

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this course<br />

and provide instruction in camera principles, audio and<br />

video control, lighting methods, control room,<br />

operation, and set preparation.<br />

Digital Multimedia<br />

Center of Excellence Program<br />

9 th and 10 th grade students in the Center of<br />

Excellence will be taking the following academic<br />

classes in addition to Center of Excellence courses:<br />

9 th Grade<br />

English I or English I Honors<br />

U.S. Gov’t or U.S. Gov’t Honors<br />

World Cultural Geography<br />

Earth Science or Biology I Honors<br />

Algebra I or Geometry Honors<br />

10 th Grade<br />

English II or English II Honors<br />

World History or World History Honors<br />

Geometry or Algebra II Honors<br />

Biology I or Chemistry I Honors<br />

Partnership with SPC allows students to earn<br />

college credit upon completion of course<br />

sequence. Refer to SPC articulation agreement<br />

for further details.<br />

A lab fee of $20 is required<br />

for each TV Production class.<br />

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Mathematics<br />

Standard Course Sequences<br />

9th Algebra I Algebra IA/1B<br />

10th Geometry Geometry<br />

AP Options<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Statistics<br />

Course # 12103201,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

11th Algebra II Liberal Arts Math 2<br />

12th Statistics Algebra II<br />

Pre-Calculus Math for College<br />

Trig. & Anyl Geo Readiness<br />

College Prep Sequences<br />

9th Algebra I Geometry Honors<br />

10th Geometry Algebra II Honors<br />

11th Algebra II Pre-Calculus<br />

Trig. & Anyl Geom Adv. Alg. w/ Fin.<br />

12th Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB<br />

Trig. & An. Geom Statistics/AP Stats<br />

Math for College Readiness<br />

9th<br />

Advanced College Prep<br />

Algebra II Honors<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Calculus AB<br />

Course # 12023101,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Credit in Trigonometry and Analytic<br />

Geometry or Pre-Calculus<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Calculus BC<br />

Course # 12023201,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Credit in Trigonometry and Analytic<br />

Geometry or Pre-Calculus<br />

NOTE: The exam for the first semester of all AP courses<br />

is part of the course curriculum and cannot be<br />

exempted.<br />

10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

Pre-Calculus<br />

Trig / Analytic Geometry<br />

AP Calculus AB<br />

AP Calculus BC<br />

Per district procedures, students enrolled in an AP<br />

course are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

examination in the spring.<br />

All mathematics courses will have a $5 lab fee to<br />

cover the cost of supplemental materials.<br />

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Please Note: Since math is a sequential subject, course<br />

prerequisites must be satisfied. In many instances, students<br />

are scheduled for math courses too early in the school year to<br />

determine whether or not they have fulfilled all necessary<br />

prerequisites for a math course. If it is determined at a later<br />

date that a student has not satisfied all prerequisites for a<br />

math course, the student will be rescheduled from that<br />

course to a more appropriate one.<br />

*Algebra 1 (One-credit Algebra Prgm) $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12003101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1, EOC Required<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide the<br />

foundation for more advanced mathematics<br />

courses and to develop the algebra skills needed to<br />

solve real-world and mathematical problems.<br />

Topics shall include, but not be limited to, sets,<br />

ratios, proportions, radical expressions, variables,<br />

the real number system, equations and<br />

inequalities, graphs, systems of linear equations<br />

and inequalities, integral exponents, polynomials,<br />

factoring, irrational numbers, quadratic equations,<br />

Venn diagrams, coordinate geometry, problem<br />

solving strategies, and literacy strategies.<br />

*Algebra 1A (Two-credit Algebra Prgm) $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12003701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year / 1 semester block<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is the first year of a two-year algebra<br />

program. Topics shall include, but not be limited to,<br />

the real number system with emphasis on rational<br />

and irrational numbers, sets, variables, algebraic<br />

expressions, patterns, relations and functions,<br />

solutions to linear equations and inequalities,<br />

rates, coordinate geometry, graphs, Venn<br />

diagrams, real-world problems, problem solving<br />

strategies, and literacy strategies.<br />

*Algebra 1B (Two-credit Algebra Prgm) $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12003801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year / 1 semester block<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 1a<br />

Credit 1, EOC Required<br />

This course is the second year of a two-year<br />

algebra program and utilizes Algebra 1a as the firstyear<br />

course. Topics shall include, but not be limited<br />

to, ratios, proportions, radical expressions,<br />

algebraic notation, polynomials, factoring,<br />

coordinate geometry, graphs, solutions to linear,<br />

quadratic, and systems of equations and<br />

inequalities, real-world applications, problem<br />

solving strategies, and literacy strategies. Algebra<br />

1A and Algebra 1B equate to one unit of Algebra 1.<br />

*Geometry - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12063101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 1 or<br />

equivalent<br />

Credit 1, EOC Required<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the<br />

geometric relationships and deductive strategies<br />

that can be used to solve a variety of real world<br />

and mathematical problems. Topics shall include,<br />

but not be limited to, logic, equivalent<br />

propositions, Euclidean Geometry, direct and<br />

indirect proofs, constructions, lines, polygons,<br />

transformations, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles,<br />

polyhedral, spheres, trigonometric ratios, problem<br />

solving strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

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Q * Geometry Honors - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12063201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

One full credit in Algebra 1 Honors<br />

or one full credit in Algebra 1 and<br />

enrollment in AVID<br />

Credit 1, EOC Required<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the<br />

geometric relationships and deductive strategies<br />

that can be used to solve a variety of real world<br />

and mathematical problems. Topics shall include,<br />

but not be limited to, truth tables, logic, equivalent<br />

propositions, Euclidean Geometry, direct and<br />

indirect proofs, vectors, Fibonacci sequence,<br />

golden ratio, constructions, lines, polygons,<br />

transformations, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles,<br />

polyhedral, cross sections, spheres, coordinate<br />

geometry, trigonometric ratios, problem solving<br />

strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

*Liberal Arts Mathematics - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12083001,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

One full credit in Geometry or<br />

equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to strengthen Algebra<br />

1 skills and to explore informal geometry. State<br />

assessment skills will be reinforced. Topics shall<br />

include, but not be limited to, laws of exponents,<br />

real number properties and operations, graphs,<br />

functions, equations and inequalities, quadratic<br />

equations, coordinate geometry, polygons,<br />

quadrilaterals, triangles, solids, data sets, measures<br />

of central tendency, real-world applications,<br />

problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

Students may not earn credit in both Liberal Arts<br />

Mathematics courses.<br />

Note: This course is not recognized by the State<br />

University System as meeting one of the core<br />

courses required for freshman admissions or Bright<br />

Futures.<br />

*Algebra 2 - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12003301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prer One full credit in Algebra 1 or<br />

equisite equivalent<br />

Credit 1, EOC may be required<br />

The purpose of this course is to continue the study<br />

of the structure of algebra and to apply these skills<br />

to fields such as science, social science, statistics,<br />

and health-related fields. Topics shall include, but<br />

not be limited to, complex numbers, functions,<br />

equations and inequalities, rational expressions<br />

and equations, absolute value, direct, inverse and<br />

joint variation, arithmetic and geometric sequences<br />

and series, systems of equations and inequalities,<br />

parabolas, quadratic equations, powers, roots,<br />

exponents and logarithms, polynomials, problem<br />

solving strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

Q * Algebra 2 Honors - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12003401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

One full credit in Algebra 1 Honors<br />

or one full credit in Algebra 1 and<br />

enrollment in AVID<br />

Credit 1, EOC may be required<br />

The purpose of this course is to study algebraic<br />

topics in-depth with emphasis on theory, proof,<br />

and development of formulas and their<br />

applications. Topics shall include, but not be<br />

limited to, complex numbers, functions, equations<br />

and inequalities, absolute value, direct, inverse<br />

and joint variation, systems of equations and<br />

inequalities, parabolas, quadratic equations,<br />

powers, roots, exponents and logarithms,<br />

polynomial equations and inequalities, Binomial<br />

Theorem, radical expressions, non-linear systems<br />

of equations, conic sections, sigma notation,<br />

arithmetic and geometric sequences, equations of<br />

circles, real-world applications, problem solving<br />

strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

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*Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications -<br />

$5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 1200500 0,1,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the<br />

algebraic relationship and deductive strategies<br />

through financial applications that can be used to<br />

solve a variety of real world and mathematical<br />

problems. Topics shall include, but not limited to,<br />

financial planning, credit management, career<br />

explorations, equations, inequalities, linear<br />

functions, systems of linear equations and<br />

inequalities, quadratic, polynomial, exponential<br />

and logarithmic functions, interest, personal and<br />

commercial debt, mortgages, stocks, bonds,<br />

insurance, credit, taxes and measures of central<br />

tendency.<br />

Q *Probability & Stats w/Applications - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12103001,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2 or higher<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to explore the<br />

concepts of probability and elementary statistics.<br />

Topics shall include, but not be limited to, random<br />

experiments, probability concepts, counting<br />

principles, permutations, combinations, sample<br />

spaces, binomial distribution, concepts of<br />

descriptive statistics, measures of central<br />

tendency, measures of variability, normal<br />

distribution, statistical applications including<br />

hypotheses testing, real-world applications,<br />

problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in<br />

December 2007, for courses already existing in the<br />

course code directory, become effective with the<br />

2008-2009 entering ninth grade class and<br />

subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

*Mathematics for College Readiness - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12007001,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

One full credit in Geometry or<br />

equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is targeted for grade 12 students whose<br />

test scores on the Postsecondary Educational<br />

Readiness Test are below the established cut<br />

scores for mathematics, indicating that they are<br />

not yet college ready‖ in mathematics. This course<br />

incorporates the Common Core Standards for<br />

Mathematical Practices as well as the following<br />

Common Core Standards for Mathematical<br />

Content: an introduction to functions, linear<br />

equations and inequalities, solving systems of<br />

equations, rational equations and algebraic<br />

fractions, radicals and rational exponents, factoring<br />

and quadratic equations, complex numbers, and<br />

the Common Core Standards for <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong><br />

Modeling. The benchmarks reflect the Florida<br />

College Competencies necessary for entry-level<br />

college courses.<br />

Note: This course is required for seniors who do<br />

not demonstrate proficiency on the mathematics<br />

portion of the Postsecondary Education Readiness<br />

Test (PERT) administered during their junior year.<br />

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Q*Trigonometry - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 121<strong>13</strong>000<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to study circular and<br />

trigonometric functions and their applications.<br />

Topics shall include, but not be limited to, vectors,<br />

circular functions, trigonometric ratios, equations,<br />

functions and identities, polar coordinates,<br />

trigonometric form of complex numbers, realworld<br />

applications, problem solving strategies and<br />

literacy strategies.<br />

Note: Students earning credit in Pre-Calculus<br />

cannot earn credit in both Trigonometry and<br />

Analytic Geometry. The Trigonometry/Analytic<br />

Geometry sequences will be phased out with the<br />

next textbook adoption.<br />

Q*Analytic Geometry - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 1206330<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Credit in Trigonometry<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to stress the<br />

relationship between algebra, geometry, and<br />

trigonometry and use this relationship in<br />

preparation for calculus. Topics shall include, but<br />

not be limited to, polynomial functions and<br />

equations, graphs, exponential growth and decay,<br />

conic sections, direct and indirect proofs,<br />

parametric equations, real-world applications,<br />

problem solving strategies, and literacy strategies.<br />

Note: Students earning credit in Pre-Calculus<br />

cannot earn credit in both Trigonometry and<br />

Analytic Geometry. The Trigonometry/Analytic<br />

Geometry sequences will be phased out with the<br />

next textbook adoption.<br />

Q*Pre-Calculus - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12023401,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the<br />

study of functions and other skills necessary for the<br />

study of calculus. Topics shall include, but not be<br />

limited to, polynomial, rational,<br />

trigonometric/circular functions, arithmetic and<br />

geometric series, concept of limits, vectors, conic<br />

sections, polar coordinate systems, mathematical<br />

induction, parametric equations, complex<br />

numbers, real-world applications, problem solving<br />

strategies and literacy strategies.<br />

Note: A student who receives credit for both<br />

Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry cannot<br />

receive credit for Pre-calculus.<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Statistics - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12103201,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite One full credit in Algebra 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide study in<br />

exploratory data, planning a study, anticipating<br />

patterns in advance, and statistical inference.<br />

Topics shall include, but not be limited it, graphical<br />

displays, summaries and comparisons of<br />

distributions of univariate data, bivariate data and<br />

categorical data, overview methods of data<br />

collection, planning and conducting surveys and<br />

experiments, anticipating patterns using<br />

probability simulation, and confirming models<br />

through statistical inference. Credit in this course<br />

precludes credit in Probability and Statistics with<br />

Applications.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Q*Advanced Placement Calculus AB - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12023101,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Credit in Trigonometry and Analytic<br />

Geometry or Pre-Calculus<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide study of<br />

elementary functions and the general theory and<br />

techniques of calculus. The content is specified by<br />

the Advanced Placement Program.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Calculus BC - $5 Lab Fee<br />

Course # 12023201,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Credit in Trigonometry and Analytic<br />

Geometry or Pre-Calculus<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide an<br />

extensive study of the general theory and<br />

techniques of calculus. The content is specified by<br />

the Advanced Placement Program.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Mathematics Elective Courses<br />

***SAT Preparation (Critical Thinking and Study<br />

Skills)<br />

Course # 1700370X<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2 Elective Credit<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction<br />

and practice to prepare for the mathematics<br />

section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for<br />

college admission. This course is used to prepare<br />

students for the SAT reading, writing, and<br />

mathematics test in combination.<br />

Note: Credit in this course precludes a student<br />

from earning credit in Critical Thinking and Study<br />

Skills, as outlined in the research section in this<br />

document.<br />

***Intensive Math – (Geometry or FCAT Prep)<br />

Course # 12004001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit Multiple Elective Credit<br />

The purpose of this course is to improve students’<br />

skills for FCAT or the Geometry End of Course<br />

Examination. This course may not be used to meet<br />

the graduation requirement for mathematics and is<br />

not a college prep course.<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* Course meets Mathematics graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

** Course meets Mathematics graduation<br />

requirement if a student performance plan<br />

(PCS Form 2-2705) is on file.<br />

*** Elective Credit Only<br />

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Sciences<br />

Standard Course Sequence<br />

9 th Earth Science<br />

10 th Biology I<br />

11 th Chemistry I or<br />

Physical Science<br />

12 th Marine Biology<br />

Enviro Science<br />

Physics I Honors<br />

Anat & Physio Honors<br />

College Prep Sequence<br />

9 th Biology I Honors<br />

10 th Chem I or Chem I Hon<br />

11 th / 12 th Physics I Honors<br />

Marine Biology<br />

Enviro Science<br />

Anat & Physio Honors<br />

Advanced College Prep<br />

9 th Biology I Honors<br />

10 th Chemistry I Honors<br />

11 th AP Biology<br />

Anat & Physio Hon<br />

AP Enviro Science<br />

Physics I Hon<br />

12 th AP Biology<br />

AP Chemistry<br />

AP Envrio Science<br />

AP Physics<br />

NOTE: The exam for the first semester of all AP courses<br />

is part of the course curriculum and cannot be<br />

exempted.<br />

Per district procedures, students enrolled in an AP<br />

course are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

examination in the spring.<br />

AP science courses have a $10 Lab Fee per course.<br />

AP Options<br />

Q*AP Environmental Science<br />

Course # 200<strong>13</strong>801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Biology and chemistry with a<br />

recommended average grade of C or<br />

better in biology, and/or enrollment<br />

in AVID<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Biology<br />

Course # 20003401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Biology and chemistry with a<br />

recommended average grade of C or<br />

better in biology, and/or enrollment<br />

in AVID<br />

Q *Advanced Placement Chemistry<br />

Course # 20033701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Chemistry I and physics with a<br />

recommended grade of C or better<br />

in chemistry, and/or enrollment in<br />

AVID.<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Physics B<br />

Course # 20034201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

Credit 1<br />

1 year<br />

Chemistry and physics.<br />

Recommended grade of B or better<br />

in physics, and/or enrollment in<br />

AVID<br />

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*Earth/Space Science<br />

Course # 200<strong>13</strong>101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides opportunities for the student<br />

to develop concepts basic to the earth, including its<br />

materials, processes, history, and environment in<br />

space. Topics such as the origin of the universe<br />

and solar system, life cycle of stars, formation of<br />

rocks, land forms, plate tectonics, glaciers,<br />

meteorology, and geologic periods are included.<br />

*Biology I<br />

Course # 20003101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course focuses on the study of life through the<br />

examination of fundamental concepts such as<br />

cellular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution and<br />

physiology. The scientific process and laboratory<br />

skills are emphasized along with biology’s<br />

connections to other scientific disciplines. Students<br />

learn scientific writing skills and also examine<br />

current biological issues.<br />

Students are required to take the state Biology End-of-<br />

Course Exam.<br />

*Marine Science I – Lab fee $5<br />

Course # 20025001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Biology, with a Recommended<br />

average grade of C or better.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to present an integrated<br />

overview of the principles and concepts of the<br />

geology, chemistry, physics, and biology as they<br />

relate to the world’s oceans.<br />

Q *Biology I Honors<br />

Course # 20003201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Advanced 8th grade science with<br />

recommended grade of C or higher,<br />

and should have strong reading<br />

comprehension.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This advanced course will cover essentially the<br />

same topics as regular biology, but at higher levels<br />

of complexity, greater depth, and faster pace. The<br />

reading level will be higher and more reading will<br />

be required. Students will be required to use a<br />

higher level of vocabulary, do more writing, do<br />

more homework, and meet the standards of more<br />

challenging tests.<br />

Students are required to take the state Biology End-of-<br />

Course Exam.<br />

Q *Anatomy and Physiology Honors – Lab fee $5<br />

Course # 20003601,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Biology I or IH, and Chemistry.<br />

Recommended C or better in biology<br />

and chemistry, and/or enrollment in<br />

AVID.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This advanced course will cover essentially the<br />

same topics as regular anatomy and physiology but<br />

at higher levels of complexity, greater depth, and<br />

faster pace. The reading level will be higher and<br />

more reading will be required. Students will be<br />

required to use a higher level of vocabulary, do<br />

more writing, do more homework, and meet the<br />

standards of more challenging tests.<br />

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Q*Advanced Placement Biology – Lab fee $10<br />

Course # 20003401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Biology and chemistry with a<br />

recommended average grade of C or<br />

better in biology.<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide a college<br />

level course in biology, and to prepare the student<br />

to seek credit and/or appropriate placement in<br />

college biology courses. To parallel college science<br />

courses that have a required laboratory section, it<br />

is recommended that this course be accompanied<br />

by or paired with Biology II Honors to insure<br />

sufficient time for the required laboratory<br />

experiences.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

*Physical Science<br />

Course # 20033101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with a qualitative,<br />

investigative study of the introductory concepts of<br />

physics and chemistry. Topics include dynamics,<br />

periodic table, forms of energy, electricity and<br />

magnetism and chemical interactions. This course<br />

is only available to students who are not<br />

recommended for chemistry.<br />

*Environmental Science<br />

Course # 200<strong>13</strong>401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to study man's<br />

interaction with the environment. The content<br />

should include, but not be limited to the following:<br />

forms of pollution, conservation, environmental<br />

planning and policy, public land usages, population<br />

dynamics and major forms of energy.<br />

Q*AP Environmental Science – Lab fee $10<br />

Course # 200<strong>13</strong>801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Biology and chemistry with a<br />

recommended average grade of C or<br />

better in biology.<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide a college<br />

level course in environmental science, and to<br />

prepare the students to seek credit and/or<br />

appropriate placement in college environmental<br />

science courses. To parallel college science courses<br />

that have a required laboratory section, it is<br />

recommended that this course be accompanied by<br />

or paired with Earth/Space Science Honors to<br />

insure sufficient time for the required laboratory<br />

experiences.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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*Chemistry I – Lab fee $5<br />

Course # 20033401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Algebra I<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with the study of<br />

the composition, properties, and changes<br />

associated with matter. Topics such as atomic<br />

theory, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas,<br />

behavior of gases, and chemical reactions are<br />

included.<br />

Q *Chemistry I Honors – Lab fee $5<br />

Course # 20033501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Geometry or concurrent geometry,<br />

and/or enrollment in AVID.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with a rigorous<br />

study of the composition, properties, and changes<br />

associated with matter. Topics include heat,<br />

atomic structure, mole concept, reaction rates and<br />

equilibrium, solutions, and electrochemistry.<br />

Q *Advanced Placement Chemistry – Lab fee $10<br />

Course # 20033701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Chemistry I and physics with a<br />

recommended grade of C or better<br />

in chemistry.<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course to provide a college<br />

level course in chemistry, and to prepare the<br />

student to seek credit and/or appropriate<br />

placement in college chemistry courses. To parallel<br />

college science courses that have a required<br />

laboratory section, it is recommended that this<br />

course be accompanied by or paired with<br />

Chemistry II Honors to insure sufficient time for the<br />

required laboratory experiences.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Q *Physics I Honors – Lab fee $5<br />

Course # 20033901,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Algebra II with a recommended<br />

average grade of C or better, and/or<br />

enrollment in AVID.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with a rigorous<br />

introductory study of the theories and laws<br />

governing the interaction of matter, energy and the<br />

forces of nature. Topics include energy, heat, light,<br />

electricity and nuclear physics.<br />

Symbol<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Explanation<br />

* Identifies courses that may be used as one of<br />

three (3) science courses needed for<br />

graduation.<br />

All of the high school science courses include labs.<br />

NOTE: Science credits may also be earned through<br />

Seminole Vo-Ed courses, including Agriscience<br />

Foundations and Level 5 Vet Assisting. See your<br />

counselor for more information.<br />

Q*Advanced Placement Physics B – Lab fee $10<br />

Course # 20034201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Chemistry and physics.<br />

Recommended grade of B or better<br />

in physics.<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide a college<br />

level course in physics and to prepare the students<br />

to seek credit and/or appropriate placement in<br />

college physics courses. To parallel college science<br />

courses that have a required laboratory section, it<br />

is recommended that this course be accompanied<br />

by or paired with Physics II Honors to insure<br />

sufficient time for the required laboratory<br />

experiences.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Social Studies<br />

Standard Course Sequence<br />

9th<br />

10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

9th<br />

10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

Global Studies<br />

U.S. Government<br />

World History<br />

U.S. History<br />

Economics<br />

College Prep Sequence<br />

Global Studies<br />

U.S. Government Honors<br />

World History<br />

World History Honors<br />

U.S. History<br />

U.S. History Honors<br />

Economics<br />

Advanced College Prep Sequence<br />

9th<br />

10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

U.S. Government Honors<br />

World History Honors<br />

AP World History<br />

U.S. History Honors<br />

AP U.S. History<br />

Economics Honors<br />

AP European History<br />

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AP Options<br />

Q Advanced Placement Comparative Government<br />

and Politics<br />

Course # 21064300<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester – course will be paired<br />

with another to create a yearlong<br />

election.<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Q* Advanced Placement United States<br />

Government and Politics<br />

Course # 21064200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester – course will be paired<br />

with another to create a yearlong<br />

election.<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Q *Advanced Placement United States History<br />

Course # 21003301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Q Advanced Placement World History<br />

Course # 21094201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Q Advanced Placement Psychology<br />

Course # 21073501, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Recommended: Psychology I<br />

Credit 1<br />

Q Advanced Placement Human Geography<br />

Course # 21034001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Q Advanced Placement European History<br />

Course # 21093801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

NOTE: The exam for the first semester of all AP courses<br />

is part of the course curriculum and cannot be<br />

exempted.<br />

Per district procedures, students enrolled in an AP<br />

course are required to take the Advanced Placement<br />

examination in the spring.<br />

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*American Government<br />

Course # 21063100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students gain an understanding of American<br />

government and political behavior that is essential<br />

for effective citizenship and active involvement in<br />

contemporary American society.<br />

Q *American Government Honors<br />

Course # 21063200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students gain an understanding of American<br />

government and political behavior that is essential<br />

for effective citizenship and active involvement in<br />

contemporary American society. Students in an<br />

honors class will study and analyze primary source<br />

documents, write document based question<br />

essays, and incorporate additional reading and<br />

current events.<br />

*Economics<br />

Course # 21023100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students examine choices they must make as<br />

producers, consumers, investors and taxpayers.<br />

The study of economics provides students with the<br />

knowledge and decision-making tools necessary for<br />

understanding how society organizes its limited<br />

resources to satisfy its unlimited wants.<br />

Q *Economics Honors<br />

Course # 21023200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students analyze choices they must make as<br />

producers, consumers, investors and taxpayers.<br />

The study of economics provides students with the<br />

knowledge and decision-making tools necessary for<br />

understanding how society organizes its limited<br />

resources to satisfy its unlimited wants. Students in<br />

an advanced course will be assigned additional<br />

reading and writing assignments.<br />

Q Advanced Placement Human Geography<br />

Course # 21034001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite<br />

None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to prepare students<br />

to understand the discipline of geography,<br />

including its tools, themes, and concepts; think<br />

critically about geographic problems on a global,<br />

national, and local scale; appreciate global cultures<br />

and their economic characteristics; and understand<br />

how cultural landscapes are created and how they<br />

change over time.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Q Advanced Placement Comparative Government<br />

and Politics<br />

Course # 21064300<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Student will gain knowledge of the world’s diverse<br />

political structures and practices through the study<br />

of government and politics in Great Britain, France,<br />

the Commonwealth of Independent States, China,<br />

and developing nations. Emphasis is placed on<br />

general concepts used to interpret key political<br />

relationships found in all national politics.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Q* Advanced Placement United States<br />

Government and Politics<br />

Course # 21064200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students acquire a critical perspective of politics<br />

and government in the United States. They learn<br />

general concepts used to interpret American<br />

politics and analyze specific case studies. Students<br />

also become familiar with the various institutions,<br />

groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute the<br />

American political perspective.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

*World History<br />

Course # 21093101, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students explore their connections to the<br />

development of civilizations by examining the past<br />

to prepare for their future as participating<br />

members of a global community. They use<br />

knowledge pertaining to history, geography,<br />

economics, political processes, religion, ethics,<br />

diverse cultures and humanities to solve problems<br />

in academic, civic, social and employment settings.<br />

Q *World History Honors<br />

Course # 21093201, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students examine their connections to the<br />

development of civilizations by examining the past<br />

to prepare for their future as participating<br />

members of a global community. They use<br />

knowledge pertaining to history, geography,<br />

economics, political processes, religion, ethics,<br />

diverse cultures and humanities to solve problems<br />

in academic, civic, social and employment settings.<br />

Students in an honors class will study and analyze<br />

primary source documents, write document based<br />

question essays, and incorporate additional reading<br />

and current events.<br />

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Q Advanced Placement World History<br />

Course # 21094201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students understand the development of<br />

civilizations of the world within the context of<br />

history by examining connections to the past in<br />

order to prepare for the future as participating<br />

members of a global community. Students use<br />

knowledge pertaining to history, geography,<br />

economics, political processes, religion, ethics,<br />

diverse cultures, and humanities to solve problems<br />

in academic, civic, social, and employment settings.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

*United States History (formerly American<br />

History)<br />

Course # 21003101, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students explore the development of the United<br />

States from the Reconstruction period to the<br />

current time within the context of history by<br />

examining connections to the past to prepare for<br />

the future as participating members of a<br />

democratic society. They use knowledge<br />

pertaining to history, geography, economics,<br />

political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures<br />

and humanities to solve problems in academic,<br />

civic, social and employment settings.<br />

Q*United States History Honors (formerly<br />

American History Honors)<br />

Course # 21003201, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students examine the development of the United<br />

States from the Reconstruction period to the<br />

current time within the context of history by<br />

examining connections to the past to prepare for<br />

the future as participating members of a<br />

democratic society. They use knowledge<br />

pertaining to history, geography, economics,<br />

political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures<br />

and humanities to solve problems in academic,<br />

civic, social and employment settings. Students in<br />

an honors class will study and analyze primary<br />

source documents, write document based question<br />

essays, and incorporate additional reading and<br />

current events.<br />

Q *Advanced Placement United States History<br />

Course # 21003301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students analyze the development of the United<br />

States within the context of history by examining<br />

connections to the past to prepare for the future as<br />

participating members of a democratic society.<br />

Students use knowledge pertaining to history,<br />

geography, economics, political processes, religion,<br />

ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to solve<br />

problems in academic, civic, social and<br />

employment settings.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Social Studies Elective Courses<br />

Anthropology<br />

Course # 210<strong>13</strong>000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Through the study of anthropology, students<br />

acquire an understanding of the differences and<br />

similarities, both biological and cultural, in human<br />

populations. Students recognize the characteristics<br />

which define their culture and gain an appreciation<br />

for the culture of others.<br />

Psychology I<br />

Course # 21073000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Through study of psychology, students acquire an<br />

understanding of and an appreciation for human<br />

behavior, behavior interaction and the progressive<br />

development of individuals. This will better<br />

prepare them to understand their own behavior<br />

and the behavior of others.<br />

Psychology II<br />

Course # 21073100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Psychology I<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

This advanced study involves students in an<br />

analysis of human behavior, interaction and the<br />

progressive development of individuals. This will<br />

better prepare them to understand their own<br />

behavior and the behavior of others.<br />

Q Advanced Placement Psychology<br />

Course # 21073501, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Recommended: Psychology I<br />

Credit 1<br />

Analyze human behavior, behavior interaction and<br />

the progressive development of individuals. This<br />

will better prepare them to understand their own<br />

behavior and the behavior of others.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Sociology<br />

Course # 21083000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students acquire an understanding of group<br />

interaction and its impact on individuals in order<br />

that they may have a greater awareness of the<br />

beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others. In<br />

an increasingly interdependent world, students<br />

need to recognize how group behavior affects both<br />

the individual and society.<br />

Global Studies - Paired with Amer. Govt. in 9 th Gr<br />

Course # 21043200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Global Studies provides students with<br />

interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes<br />

necessary to meet responsibilities as citizens of<br />

their community, state and nation and prepares<br />

them to live in an increasingly interdependent and<br />

complex global society.<br />

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*Contemporary History<br />

Course # 21093500<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

Students understand the development of the<br />

contemporary world within the context of history<br />

in order to understand events during their lifetime.<br />

They use knowledge pertaining to history,<br />

geography, economics, political processes, religion,<br />

ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to solve<br />

problems in academic, civic, social and<br />

employment settings.<br />

Q Advanced Placement European History<br />

Course # 21093801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Students analyze the development of Europe<br />

within the context of history by examining<br />

connections to the past in order to prepare for the<br />

future as participating members of a global<br />

community. Students use knowledge pertaining to<br />

history, geography, economics, political processes,<br />

religion, ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to<br />

solve problems in academic, civic, social and<br />

employment settings.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Symbol<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Explanation<br />

* Course meets Social Studies graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

Holocaust (Survey of World War II)<br />

Course # 2109430<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to examine the events<br />

of the Holocaust. A further purpose of this course is<br />

to enable students to understand their connection<br />

to the development of civilization by examining the<br />

past to prepare for their future as participating<br />

members of a global community.<br />

Research II (Ancient History)<br />

Course # 17003101, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit ½ credit<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

develop fundamental knowledge of the steps in the<br />

research process. The content includes, but is not<br />

limited to, the nature and purpose of research,<br />

research questions and hypotheses, review of<br />

literature and other resources, research methods<br />

and procedures, report formats, styles, and<br />

content, directed investigations, and critical<br />

analysis of research.<br />

Leadership Skills Development & Techniques<br />

Course # 24003001, 2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to teach leadership<br />

skills, parliamentary procedure, problem<br />

solving/decision making, communication skills,<br />

group dynamics, time and stress management,<br />

public speaking, human relations, public relations,<br />

team building and other group processes. (This<br />

course is intended for use by the JROTC, Leadership<br />

Conservatory for the Arts and for students in The<br />

Early College programs.)<br />

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World Language<br />

COMMUNICATIONS CULTURES CONNECTIONS<br />

COMPARISONS COMMUNITIES<br />

Students who earn high school credit for middle<br />

school study are expected to take at least one to<br />

two additional years of the same language in high<br />

school or begin a two-year sequence (minimum) of<br />

a different language. Completion of the longest<br />

sequence possible in the same language is<br />

recommended.<br />

French<br />

French 1<br />

Course # 070<strong>13</strong>201,2<br />

Grade Level 7-8<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

begin to acquire proficiency in French through a<br />

linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to<br />

language learning. Emphasis is placed on the<br />

development of listening, speaking, reading and<br />

writing skills and on acquisition of the<br />

fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

French 2<br />

Course # 070<strong>13</strong>301,2<br />

Grade Level 8<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite French 1 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

enhance proficiency in French through a linguistic,<br />

communicative and cultural approach to language<br />

learning. There is continued emphasis on the<br />

development of listening, speaking, reading, and<br />

writing skills and on acquisition of the<br />

fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Q French 3<br />

Course # 070<strong>13</strong>401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite French 2 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master,<br />

and expand skills previously acquired by the<br />

student. Emphasis is placed on the development of<br />

interpretive listening and reading, interpersonal<br />

communication and presentational speaking and<br />

writing and through utilization of various contexts<br />

important to the everyday life of the Frenchspeaking<br />

people. Cross-cultural understanding is<br />

fostered, and real-life applications of Essential<br />

Learnings are practiced and assessed throughout<br />

the course.<br />

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Q French 4<br />

Course # 070<strong>13</strong>501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite French 3 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master<br />

and expand skills previously learned by the<br />

student. The content includes more advanced<br />

language activities and idiomatic expressions with<br />

emphasis on refining interpretive listening and<br />

reading, interpersonal communication and<br />

presentational speaking and writing. Reading<br />

selections will vary. Skills previously acquired will<br />

be reinforced, mastered and expanded through<br />

conversation and composition. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Italian<br />

Italian 1<br />

Course # 07053201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

begin to acquire proficiency in Italian through a<br />

linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to<br />

language learning. Emphasis is placed on the<br />

development of interpretive listening and reading,<br />

interpersonal communication and presentational<br />

speaking and writing. Cross-cultural understanding<br />

is fostered, and real-life applications of Essential<br />

Learnings are practiced and assessed throughout<br />

the course.<br />

Italian 2<br />

Course # 07053301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Italian 1 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

enhance proficiency in Italian through a linguistic,<br />

communicative and cultural approach to language<br />

learning. There is continued emphasis placed on<br />

the development of interpretive listening and<br />

reading, interpersonal communication and<br />

presentational speaking and writing. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Q Italian 3<br />

Course # 07053401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Italian 2 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master,<br />

and expand skills previously acquired by the<br />

students. Emphasis is placed on expansion of<br />

contemporary vocabulary, grammar, structure and<br />

conversational skills through discussions on<br />

selected readings of activities important to the<br />

everyday life of Italian-speaking people. Crosscultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life<br />

applications of Essential Learnings are practiced<br />

and assessed throughout the course.<br />

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Q Italian 4<br />

Course # 07053501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Italian 3 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master<br />

and expand skills previously learned by the<br />

student. The content includes more advanced<br />

language activities and idiomatic expressions with<br />

emphasis on refining interpretive listening and<br />

reading, interpersonal communication and<br />

presentational speaking and writing. Reading<br />

selections will vary. Skills previously acquired will<br />

be reinforced, mastered and expanded through<br />

conversation and composition. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Spanish<br />

Spanish 1<br />

Course # 07083401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

begin to acquire proficiency in Spanish through a<br />

linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to<br />

language learning. Emphasis is placed on the<br />

development of interpretive listening and reading,<br />

interpersonal communication and presentational<br />

speaking and writing. Cross-cultural understanding<br />

is fostered, and real-life applications of Essential<br />

Learnings are practiced and assessed throughout<br />

the course.<br />

Spanish 2<br />

Course # 07083501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Spanish 1 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

enhance proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic,<br />

communicative and cultural approach to language<br />

learning. There is continued emphasis placed on<br />

the development of interpretive listening and<br />

reading, interpersonal communication and<br />

presentational speaking and writing. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are emphasized throughout<br />

the course.<br />

Q Spanish 3<br />

Course # 07083601,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Spanish 2 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master,<br />

and expand skills previously acquired by the<br />

students. Emphasis is placed on the development<br />

of interpretive listening and reading, interpersonal<br />

communication and presentational speaking and<br />

writing and through utilization of various contexts<br />

important to the everyday life of the Spanishspeaking<br />

people. Cross-cultural understanding is<br />

fostered, and real-life applications of Essential<br />

Learnings are practiced and assessed throughout<br />

the course.<br />

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Q Spanish 4<br />

Course # 07083701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Spanish 3 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce, master<br />

and expand skills previously learned by the<br />

student. The content includes more advanced<br />

language activities and idiomatic expressions with<br />

emphasis on refining interpretive listening and<br />

reading, interpersonal communication and<br />

presentational speaking and writing. Reading<br />

selections will vary. Skills previously acquired will<br />

be reinforced, mastered and expanded through<br />

conversation and composition. Cross-cultural<br />

understanding is fostered, and real-life applications<br />

of Essential Learnings are practiced and assessed<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Q Spanish 5<br />

Course # 07083801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Spanish 4 equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to expand the skills<br />

previously acquired by the students. Interpretive<br />

skills are enhanced through readings and<br />

recordings, including radio broadcasts, podcasts,<br />

newspaper, magazine articles, short stories and<br />

plays, and a survey of literature. Emphasis is<br />

placed on developing communication skills through<br />

oral and written presentations on literary and<br />

cultural topics, and interpersonal communication<br />

based on current events and personal experiences.<br />

Q Spanish 6<br />

Course # 07083901,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Spanish 5 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to reinforce and<br />

master the skills previously acquired by the<br />

student. Emphasis will be placed on expansion of<br />

the student's ability to communicate ideas, feelings<br />

and opinions in oral and written forms. There is<br />

further development of comprehension skills<br />

through the study of literary selections, reading<br />

and interpretation of great works in the language,<br />

while developing an understanding of major<br />

literary movements.<br />

Q Advanced Placement: Spanish Language<br />

Course # 07084001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite *Spanish 4 and/or 5 or equivalent<br />

Credit 1<br />

*It is recommended that students complete the<br />

highest level of Spanish offered at the school before<br />

enrolling in an AP course.<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop oral and<br />

written fluency in the language. Content includes,<br />

but is not limited to, that determined by the<br />

Advanced Placement Program <strong>Guide</strong>lines.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Foreign Language Humanities for International<br />

Studies 1 (Conversation & Composition in Spanish)<br />

Course # 0714300<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Years 1 and 2 of Spanish<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

who already demonstrate a working knowledge of<br />

the focus language with the opportunity to practice<br />

conversational skills while developing knowledge of<br />

various disciplines, such as history, geography,<br />

philosophy, business practices and the arts.<br />

Emphasis is placed on conversational practice<br />

related to pieces of literature, works of art, the<br />

business world and current events. As a result of<br />

their studies, students demonstrate an awareness<br />

of world issues and cultural differences as reflected<br />

in the arts as well as the concept of<br />

interdependence among nations.<br />

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Elective Options<br />

Gifted Studies<br />

Studies for Students who are Gifted<br />

Course # 7965040<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Student must meet state criteria for<br />

gifted program eligibility<br />

Credit 1<br />

The content of this course should include, but not<br />

be limited to, the following: higher order thinking<br />

skills, independent learning, application of acquired<br />

knowledge, high level communication, career<br />

exploration, leadership and self-awareness.<br />

Physical Education<br />

Students entering 9th grade in 2007-2008 and after<br />

are no longer required to complete the personal<br />

fitness and/or the PE activity course requirements.<br />

They will be required to complete a new one-credit<br />

physical education course. See the HOPE course<br />

below. (NOTE: The marching band waiver will not<br />

apply to this PE requirement. Students may obtain<br />

an athletic waiver or JROTC waiver by meeting<br />

specific criteria shown in Board Policy 5.<strong>13</strong>.<br />

Health Opportunities through Physical Education<br />

(HOPE) – Required course for graduation<br />

Course # 3026010<br />

Grade Level 9-12 Recommended 10 th Grade<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop and<br />

enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle<br />

choices and student health and fitness. Students<br />

will alternate between learning principals and<br />

background information in a classroom setting and<br />

applying that knowledge during physically activity.<br />

Content to include: Understand the impact of<br />

personal health behaviors on body systems.<br />

Develop and implement an individual nutrition and<br />

wellness plan. Demonstrate knowledge of<br />

depression, suicide prevention, and stress<br />

management skills. Apply knowledge and skills for<br />

safety, injury and disease prevention. Utilize<br />

technology to facilitate health and personal fitness.<br />

Apply effective communication skills to enhance<br />

interpersonal relationships, refusal skills and<br />

decision making to promote teamwork,<br />

sportsmanship, and cultural diversity.<br />

Demonstrate the ability to make positive decisions<br />

regarding wellness. Advocate for personal, family<br />

and/or community health and fitness promotion.<br />

Analyze the influence of culture, media,<br />

technology, and other factors on health.<br />

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*Aerobics 1<br />

Course # 15034000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to develop an individual optimal<br />

level of cardiovascular fitness, acquire knowledge<br />

of cardiovascular fitness concepts, and acquire<br />

knowledge of the significance of cardiovascular<br />

fitness on one’s health. The content will include,<br />

but not be limited to, knowledge of the importance<br />

of cardiovascular fitness, assessment of<br />

cardiovascular fitness, knowledge of health<br />

problems associated with inadequate<br />

cardiovascular and respiratory systems, knowledge<br />

and application of biomechanical and physiological<br />

principles to improve and maintain cardiovascular<br />

fitness, knowledge of psychological values of<br />

cardiovascular fitness including stress<br />

management, knowledge of consumer issues<br />

related to aerobic activities, and knowledge of<br />

safety practices related to aerobic activities.<br />

*Aerobics 2<br />

Course # 15034100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Beg. Aerobics<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to extend the acquisition of<br />

knowledge and the development of skills in aerobic<br />

activities that may be used in physical fitness<br />

pursuits today as well as in later life, and continue<br />

to develop an individual optimal level of<br />

cardiovascular fitness.<br />

*Aerobics 3<br />

Course # 15034200<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Inter. Aerobics<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with further opportunities to develop an individual<br />

optimal level of cardiovascular fitness, acquire<br />

knowledge of cardiovascular fitness concepts, and<br />

acquire knowledge of the significance of<br />

cardiovascular fitness on one's health.<br />

*Basketball<br />

Course # 15033100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills<br />

in basketball that may be used in recreational<br />

pursuits today as well as in later life, and to<br />

maintain and/or improve their personal fitness.<br />

This course expands and refines concepts and<br />

activities introduced in elementary and middle<br />

school. The content should include, but not be<br />

limited to, in depth knowledge and application of<br />

skills, techniques, strategies, rules and safety<br />

practices necessary to participate in basketball, and<br />

knowledge of the organization and administration<br />

of basketball games. Strategies of team play, skill<br />

acquisition, and the maintenance and/or<br />

improvement of personal fitness should be<br />

stressed.<br />

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*Softball<br />

Course # 15033300<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills in softball<br />

that may be used in recreational pursuits today as well<br />

as in later life and maintain and/or improve their<br />

personal fitness. This course expands and refines<br />

concepts and activities that were introduced in<br />

elementary and middle school. The content should<br />

include, but not be limited to, knowledge and<br />

application of skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and<br />

safety practices necessary to participate in softball, and<br />

knowledge of the organization and administration of<br />

softball games. Strategies of team play, skill acquisition,<br />

and the maintenance and/or improvement of personal<br />

fitness should be stressed.<br />

*Team Sports I<br />

Course # 15033500<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to acquire knowledge of<br />

strategies of team sports play, develop skills in<br />

selected team sports, and maintain and/or improve<br />

their personal fitness. The content should include,<br />

but not be limited to, knowledge and application of<br />

skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and safety<br />

practices necessary to participate in selected team<br />

sports. Team sports selected may include, but not<br />

be limited to, basketball, flag football, flicker ball,<br />

gatorball, soccer, softball, speedball, track and<br />

field, and volleyball. Activities selected in Team<br />

Sports I shall not be repeated in Team Sports II.<br />

Strategies of team sports play, skill acquisition, and<br />

maintenance and/or improvement of personal<br />

fitness should be stressed.<br />

*Team Sports II<br />

Course # 15033600<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to acquire knowledge of<br />

strategies of team sports play, develop skills in<br />

selected team sports, and maintain and/or improve<br />

their personal fitness. The content should include,<br />

but not be limited to, knowledge and application of<br />

skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and safety<br />

practices necessary to participate in selected team<br />

sports. Team sports selected may include, but not<br />

be limited to, basketball, flag football, flicker ball,<br />

gatorball, soccer, softball, speedball, track and<br />

field, and volleyball. Strategies of team sports play,<br />

skill acquisition, and the maintenance and/or<br />

improvement of personal fitness should be<br />

stressed.<br />

*Volleyball 1<br />

Course # 15055000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

acquire basic knowledge and skills in volleyball and to<br />

maintain or improve health-related fitness. Students<br />

will demonstrate awareness of: safety practices, rules<br />

and terminology, biomechanical and physiological<br />

principles related to exercise and training, potential<br />

benefits derived from participation in volleyball. In<br />

addition, students will demonstrate the use of skills and<br />

techniques and exhibit an improved level of skill.<br />

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*Volleyball 2<br />

Course # 15055100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Volleyball 1<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to extend the acquisition of<br />

knowledge and the development of skills<br />

introduced in Beginning Volleyball that may be<br />

used in recreational pursuits today as well as in<br />

later life and maintain and/or improve their<br />

personal fitness. The content will be increasing<br />

those strategies, techniques, skills, and knowledge<br />

learned in Beginning Volleyball.<br />

*Volleyball 3<br />

Course # 15055200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Volleyball 2<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to allow students to<br />

continue to improve the skills developed in<br />

beginning and intermediate volleyball. The content<br />

will increase strategies in safety, rules and<br />

terminology, history, biomechanical and<br />

physiological principles, techniques and strategies,<br />

sportsmanship, fitness activities, fitness<br />

assessment, officiating, organization and<br />

administration of volleyball activities, consumer<br />

issues and the benefits of participation.<br />

*Weight Training 1<br />

Course # 150<strong>13</strong>400<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to acquire basic knowledge and<br />

skills in weight training that may be used in<br />

physical fitness pursuits today as well as in later<br />

life, improve muscular strength and endurance,<br />

and enhance body image. The content should<br />

include, but not be limited to, knowledge of the<br />

importance of muscular strength and endurance,<br />

assessment of muscular strength and endurance,<br />

knowledge of health problems associated with<br />

inadequate levels of muscular strength and<br />

endurance, knowledge of skeletal muscles,<br />

knowledge and application of biomechanical and<br />

physiological principles to improve and maintain<br />

muscular strength and endurance, knowledge of<br />

sound nutritional practices related to weight<br />

training, knowledge of safety practices related to<br />

weight training, and knowledge of consumer issues<br />

related to weight training.<br />

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*Weight Training 2<br />

Course # 150<strong>13</strong>500<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Weight Training 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to extend the acquisition of<br />

knowledge and the development of skills in weight<br />

training that may be used in physical fitness<br />

pursuits today as well as in later life, further<br />

improve muscular strength and endurance, and<br />

further enhance body image. The content should<br />

include, but not be limited to, reinforcement of<br />

basic weight training knowledge, knowledge of<br />

safety practices, expansion of weight training<br />

programs by incorporating new Intermediate<br />

Weight exercises, increasing resistance, and<br />

modifying the number of sets and repetitions,<br />

knowledge of various weight training theories,<br />

knowledge of various equipment available in the<br />

field to develop muscular strength and endurance,<br />

and knowledge of designing, implementing and<br />

evaluating a personal weight training program.<br />

*Weight Training 3<br />

Course # 150<strong>13</strong>600<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Wgt. Training 2<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to extend the acquisition of<br />

knowledge and the development of skills<br />

introduced in intermediate weight training, further<br />

improve muscular strength and endurance, and<br />

further enhance body image. The content should<br />

include, but not be limited to, reinforcement of the<br />

knowledge introduced in beginning/intermediate<br />

weight training, application of knowledge to design<br />

and implement a personal weight training program<br />

to meet specific needs and goals, and knowledge of<br />

the organization/administration of weight lifting<br />

competition.<br />

*Power Weight Lifting 1<br />

Course # 1501410<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Weight Training 3<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

acquire basic knowledge and skills in power weight<br />

training and to improve health-related fitness. The<br />

content should include, but is not limited to, safety<br />

practices, history, rules and terminology,<br />

techniques and strategies, biomechanical and<br />

physiological principles, fitness assessment,<br />

consumer issues and benefits of participation.<br />

*Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries<br />

Course # 15024900<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skill<br />

relating to the nature, prevention, care and<br />

rehabilitation of athletic injuries that may be used<br />

in recreational pursuits today as well as in later life.<br />

The content should include knowledge of injury<br />

prevention, identification, management, and<br />

rehabilitation, knowledge of anatomy and<br />

physiology as related to athletic injuries and<br />

knowledge of conditioning methods.<br />

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Q Advanced Health Explorations<br />

Course # 08003600<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Health Education I<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is for students to apply<br />

health-related research practices. Experiences include<br />

discourses in major health problems in society, modern<br />

health practices, current scientific findings related to<br />

human diseases and disorders, collection, analysis and<br />

evaluation of health information, health advocacy<br />

trends, and health career investigations. The content<br />

should include, but is not limited to, the following:<br />

•Trends in current and emerging diseases including<br />

prevention, control, and treatment •Communicable<br />

and non-communicable diseases •Interrelationships of<br />

body systems •Wellness promotion •Analyze and<br />

evaluate health information •Health advocacy skills<br />

•Health careers •Health-related community resources.<br />

Adolescent Health Problems<br />

Course # 08003500<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Health Ed. I<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

This course provides students with opportunities for<br />

investigation and self-assessment of selected<br />

adolescent health problems. This course should<br />

incorporate individual, small group, and large group<br />

study. The content should include, but is not limited to,<br />

the following:•Communication, interpersonal and<br />

coping skills •Responsible decision-making •Personal<br />

relationships •Family problems, such as separation and<br />

divorce •Death and dying •Risk-taking and selfdefeating<br />

behaviors •Positive emotional development,<br />

including the prevention of depression and suicide,<br />

violence, gangs, and bullying •Personal hygiene and<br />

appearance •Disease prevention and control, including<br />

HIV/AIDS and other STIs •Human growth and<br />

development through adulthood including human<br />

sexuality, abstinence from sexual activity, and<br />

pregnancy prevention •Parenting skills and care-giving,<br />

including child abuse and neglect •Health-related<br />

community resources •Tobacco, alcohol, and other<br />

drug use and abuse<br />

*Adaptive Team Sports<br />

Course # 15003200<br />

Grade Level 9<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Enrollment in Autistic/IVE Program<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with handicapping conditions with opportunities to<br />

acquire knowledge of sports appropriate to their<br />

level of disability, develop skills in a variety of team<br />

sports and maintain and/or improve their personal<br />

fitness. The content should include knowledge of<br />

the classification system applicable to individual’s<br />

specific disability, and knowledge of safety<br />

practices. Opportunities will be provided to<br />

participate and develop basic skills in a variety of<br />

team sports.<br />

Symbol<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Explanation<br />

* Course meets Physical Education graduation<br />

requirement except for students entering<br />

high school prior to 2007-2008.<br />

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Driver Education<br />

Driver Education - Class/Lab<br />

Course # 19003100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Restricted license *<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to introduce students<br />

to the highway transportation system, and<br />

strategies which will develop driving knowledge<br />

and skills related to today’s and tomorrow’s<br />

motorized society, and while providing an in depth<br />

study of the scope and nature of accident problems<br />

and their solutions. Laboratory instruction in dual<br />

controlled vehicles under the direction of an<br />

instructor and on off-street multiple vehicle driving<br />

ranges are available.<br />

*Students who do not have their restricted license<br />

the first day of class will be given the DATE course<br />

required by the DMV during the first few days of<br />

class. They must then go to the license bureau to<br />

secure their restricted license using the waiver<br />

issued by the driver education teacher. Students<br />

who do not present a restricted license by a<br />

specified date will be dropped from the course.<br />

Art<br />

Art courses have a Lab Fee per course.<br />

*Creating Two-Dimensional Art .5<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>55<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

This entry-level class promotes the enjoyment and<br />

appreciation of art as students experiment with the<br />

media and techniques used to create twodimensional<br />

(2-D) artworks, including drawing,<br />

painting, printmaking, collage, and more. Students<br />

regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to<br />

art and anchor the structural elements of art and<br />

organizational principles of design, experimenting<br />

with them as they create.<br />

**Creating Three-Dimensional Art .5<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>65<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

This entry-level class promotes the enjoyment and<br />

appreciation of art as students experiment with the<br />

media and techniques used to design and construct<br />

three-dimensional (3-D) artworks, including<br />

sketching, casting, carving, modeling, and<br />

assembling in such media as wire, wood, clay,<br />

paper maché, and found objects. Students<br />

regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to<br />

art and anchor the structural elements of art and<br />

organizational principles of design, experimenting<br />

with them as they create.<br />

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**Two-Dimensional Studio Art 1 – Lab Fee $20<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year-long, entry-level class promotes the<br />

enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

experiment with the media and techniques used to<br />

create two-dimensional (2-D) artworks, including<br />

drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more.<br />

Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues<br />

related to art and anchor the structural elements<br />

of art and organizational principles of design,<br />

experimenting with them as they create.<br />

**Two-Dimensional Studio Art 2 – Lab Fee $20<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>100<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Two-Dimensional Art 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year-long, intermediate-level class promotes<br />

the enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

strengthen their use of media and techniques to<br />

create both teacher-assigned and self-directed<br />

two-dimensional (2-D) artworks, which may include<br />

drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more.<br />

Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues<br />

related to art and reinforce knowledge of the<br />

structural elements of art and organizational<br />

principles of design, manipulating them to create<br />

works of art that are progressively more innovative<br />

Q **Two-Dimensional Studio Art 3-honors – Lab<br />

Fee $20<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>200<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Two-Dimensional Studio Art 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year long honors class promotes the<br />

enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

refine their use of media and techniques to create<br />

primarily self-directed, two-dimensional (2-D)<br />

artworks at high levels of proficiency and<br />

independence. Students regularly reflect on<br />

aesthetics and art issues individually and as a<br />

group, and manipulate the structural elements of<br />

art and organizational principles of design to create<br />

works of art that are progressively more innovative<br />

and representative of the student’s artistic and<br />

cognitive growth. Students develop a portfolio that<br />

includes a significant body of work to show<br />

personal vision and artistic growth over time;<br />

mastery of visual art skills and techniques; and<br />

evidence of sophisticated analytical and problemsolving<br />

skills based on their structural, historical,<br />

and cultural knowledge. Students conduct and<br />

present the results of significant research,<br />

including, but not limited to: the techniques and<br />

processes of a variety of artists; the outcomes of<br />

reciprocating influences among art and such<br />

integral factors as technology, politics, and the<br />

economy; development of art media over time;<br />

and the influences of major historical and cultural<br />

models. They may also be required to maintain a<br />

sketchbook, participate in individual and group<br />

critiques, and mount an exhibition and/or make a<br />

formal presentation based on their body of work<br />

and the processes of creating that collection.<br />

Students in 2-D Art III-Honors are self-directed and<br />

display a readiness for high levels of critical<br />

thinking, research, conceptual thinking, and<br />

creative risk-taking.<br />

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**Three-Dimensional Studio Art 1 – Lab Fee $20<br />

(Ceramics/Pottery 1)<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>300<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year-long, entry-level class promotes the<br />

enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

experiment with the media and techniques used to<br />

design and construct three-dimensional (3-D)<br />

artworks, including sketching, casting, carving,<br />

modeling, and assembling in such media as wire,<br />

wood, clay, paper maché, and found objects.<br />

Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues<br />

related to art and anchor the structural elements<br />

of art and organizational principles of design,<br />

experimenting with them as they create.<br />

**Three-Dimensional Studio Art 2 – Lab Fee $20<br />

(Ceramics/Pottery 2)<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>400<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Three-Dimensional Studio Art 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year-long, intermediate-level class promotes<br />

the enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

strengthen their use of media and techniques used<br />

to design and construct both teacher-assigned and<br />

self-directed three-dimensional (3-D) artworks,<br />

including sketching, casting, carving, modeling, and<br />

assembling in such media as wire, wood, clay,<br />

paper maché, and found objects. Students<br />

regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to<br />

art and reinforce knowledge of the structural<br />

elements of art and organizational principles of<br />

design, manipulating them to create works of art<br />

that are progressively more innovative.<br />

Q **Three-Dimensional Studio Art 3-Honors – Lab<br />

Fee $20 (Ceramics/Pottery 3)<br />

Course # 010<strong>13</strong>500<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Three-Dimensional Studio Art 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This year-long honors class promotes the<br />

enjoyment and appreciation of art as students<br />

refine their use of media and techniques to create<br />

primarily self-directed, three-dimensional (3-D)<br />

artworks at high levels of proficiency and<br />

independence. Students regularly reflect on<br />

aesthetics and art issues individually and as a<br />

group, and manipulate the structural elements of<br />

art and organizational principles of design to create<br />

works of art that are progressively more innovative<br />

and representative of the student’s artistic and<br />

cognitive growth. Students develop a portfolio that<br />

includes a significant body of work to show<br />

personal vision and artistic growth over time;<br />

mastery of visual art skills and techniques; and<br />

evidence of sophisticated analytical and problemsolving<br />

skills based on their structural, historical,<br />

and cultural knowledge. Students conduct and<br />

present the results of significant research,<br />

including, but not limited to: the techniques and<br />

processes of a variety of artists; the outcomes of<br />

reciprocating influences among art and such<br />

integral factors as technology, politics, and the<br />

economy; development of art media over time;<br />

and the influences of major historical and cultural<br />

models. They may also be required to maintain a<br />

sketchbook, participate in individual and group<br />

critiques, and mount an exhibition and/or make a<br />

formal presentation based on their body of work<br />

and the processes of creating that collection.<br />

Students in 3-D Art III-Honors are self-directed and<br />

display readiness for high levels of critical thinking,<br />

research, conceptual thinking, and creative risktaking.<br />

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**Digital Art Imaging 1 – Lab Fee $10<br />

Course # 0108370<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 Year<br />

Prerequisite 1 Year of Visual Art<br />

Credit 1<br />

TBA<br />

**Digital Art Imaging 2 – Lab Fee $10<br />

Course # 0108380<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Digital Art Imaging 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

TBA<br />

Q **Digital Art Imaging 3 – Lab Fee $10<br />

Course # 0108390<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 Year<br />

Prerequisite Digital Art Imaging 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

TBA<br />

Q **Portfolio Development: Three-Dimensional<br />

Honors – Lab Fee $20<br />

Course # 01093300<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite 2 Years of Art<br />

Credit 1<br />

TBA<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

** Course meets Fine Arts graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

Q**Advanced Placement/History of Art<br />

Course # 01003000<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Art/2D Comp I or Art/3D Comp<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to introduce students<br />

to the appreciation of works of art, the intelligent<br />

examination of works of art, and to the major<br />

forms of artistic expression in Western art from<br />

1400 to the present. Students are required to take<br />

the Advanced Placement examination. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements that<br />

demonstrate students’ mastery of rigorous<br />

standards required of quality point art courses.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

Q**Advanced Placement Studio Art: 3/D Design<br />

Portfolio – Lab Fee $20<br />

Course # 01093600<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite 2 years of art<br />

Credit 1<br />

This Advanced Placement course is intended to<br />

address a very broad interpretation of sculptural<br />

issues in three-dimensional (3-D) design. Such<br />

elements and concepts may be articulated through<br />

additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes.<br />

It is for the advanced student who wishes to seek<br />

AP Credit through submitting a Portfolio of work<br />

for consideration by the College Board. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements that<br />

demonstrate students’ mastery of rigorous<br />

standards required of quality point art courses.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

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Performing Arts<br />

*Music Theory I<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>003001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to introduce and explore<br />

musical fundamentals as practiced in various historical<br />

periods. Emphasis will be placed on aural and<br />

notational skill development.<br />

Q *Music Theory II<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>003101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Music Theory I or<br />

audition/demonstration of skill<br />

knowledge<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course enables the student to analyze and apply<br />

musical fundamentals as practiced in various historical<br />

periods. Emphasis will be placed on aural skills<br />

development, harmonic notation and written analysis.<br />

Course includes district developed requirements<br />

designed to demonstrate student mastery of rigorous<br />

standards required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Music Theory III<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>003201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Music Theory II or<br />

audition/demonstration of skill<br />

knowledge.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will develop independence in analysis and<br />

application of musical fundamentals which will include<br />

four part harmonization and composition. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Advanced Placement Music Theory<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>003301,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Music Theory III or<br />

audition/demonstration of skill<br />

knowledge<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s<br />

abilities to recognize and understand the tonal rhythmic<br />

nature of any music that is heard or read in the score.<br />

The content will include the development of music<br />

theory skills, i.e., aural and notational skills,<br />

composition, harmonization and counterpoint. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Note: Students are required to take the Advanced<br />

Placement examination.<br />

Students enrolled in ANY Advanced Placement course<br />

are REQUIRED to take the first semester course exam<br />

regardless of exam waiver status.<br />

*Music Appreciation<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to enable students to<br />

acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to<br />

understand and appreciate how music is used in one’s<br />

personal life as well as in varied cultures, societies and<br />

historical periods.<br />

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*Guitar I<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to offer introductory<br />

experiences on the guitar in performance skills and<br />

interpretation of simple notation. The students will<br />

develop the ability to perform simple chords and<br />

melodies using correct hand positions, play chords and<br />

melodies in selected keys and demonstrate a beginning<br />

knowledge of music reading and vocabulary.<br />

Q *Guitar IV<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Guitar III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

opportunities to perform varied guitar solo and<br />

ensemble literature. The content will integrate<br />

knowledge of music history, analysis, and listening<br />

skills. Students will demonstrate and refine<br />

improvisational and accompaniment skills. Course<br />

includews district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

*Guitar II<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Guitar I*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills<br />

introduced in Guitar I with an emphasis on<br />

independence. The content will include the study of a<br />

variety of guitar literature in solo and ensemble<br />

settings.<br />

*Keyboard I<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>601,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with introductory<br />

experiences on the keyboard in performance skills and<br />

interpretation of simple notation. Content includes the<br />

development of music fundamentals, appropriate<br />

vocabulary, and listening skills.<br />

*Guitar III<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Guitar II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will enable students to perform guitar<br />

literature in a variety of meters, styles, and keys. The<br />

student will demonstrate the knowledge of appropriate<br />

expressive characteristics, vocabulary, history, analysis,<br />

and listening skills. The content will include the<br />

development of improvisation and accompaniment<br />

skills.<br />

*Keyboard II<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Keyboard I *<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop the ability to<br />

perform keyboard selections by using correct fingering<br />

and hand positions. The student will demonstrate an<br />

intermediate knowledge of music reading and<br />

vocabulary, play root chords, scales, and chord<br />

progressions.<br />

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*Keyboard III<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Keyboard II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to offer students the<br />

opportunity to perform varied keyboard literature in a<br />

variety of meters, styles and keys. The student will<br />

demonstrate appropriate performance techniques, and<br />

the knowledge of music vocabulary, history, analysis<br />

and listening skills.<br />

*Band II A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in<br />

Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Band I*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to extend musicianship skills<br />

and the development of technical skills through<br />

performance in instrumental ensembles. The content<br />

will include the production of characteristic tone, and<br />

the development of basic band performance<br />

techniques, musical literacy, and music appreciation.<br />

Q *Keyboard IV<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>0<strong>13</strong>901,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Keyboard III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with advanced<br />

instruction in individual keyboard performance of<br />

difficult solos and accompaniments in a variety of<br />

meters, styles, historical eras and keys. Students will<br />

sight-read grade III level literature, harmonize melodies<br />

using four part chorale style, transpose easy melodies<br />

and harmonies, and formulate critical evaluations and<br />

decisions about musical performance. This course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fire arts courses.<br />

*Band I A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in<br />

Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

the opportunity to develop technical skills on band<br />

instruments in an ensemble setting. The content will<br />

include developing performance techniques and<br />

reading musical notation.<br />

*Band III A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in<br />

Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Band II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with instruction in<br />

development of musicianship and technical skills<br />

through the study of varied band literature. The<br />

content will include interpreting medium level band<br />

music, establishing appropriate tone production and<br />

performance techniques, identifying simple musical<br />

form and various styles, and formulating aesthetic<br />

awareness.<br />

*Band IV A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in<br />

Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Band III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

in-depth instruction in musicianship and technical skills<br />

through the study of varied band literature. The<br />

content will include interpreting medium/difficult level<br />

band literature, refining tone production and<br />

performance techniques, demonstrating an<br />

understanding of musical form, and evaluating musical<br />

performance as a participant and as a listener.<br />

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Q *Band V A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in<br />

Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Band IV*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course enables the student to develop<br />

independent musicianship, performance techniques<br />

and aesthetic awareness through performance of varied<br />

band literature. The student will demonstrate ability to<br />

interpret and perform difficult musical notation at sight<br />

and formulate critical evaluations about musical<br />

performance as a participant and as a listener. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Band VI A/B (Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band<br />

in Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Band V*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to foster internalization of<br />

independence in musicianship, performance<br />

techniques, and aesthetic awareness through the<br />

performance of varied band literature. The student will<br />

demonstrate awareness and application of appropriate<br />

ensemble Band VI performance techniques and<br />

demonstrate independent ability to interpret and<br />

perform difficult musical notation at sight. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Instrumental Techniques IV (Band VII)<br />

(Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Instrumental Tech. III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will give the student an opportunity to<br />

demonstrate advanced solo performance skills and<br />

independence in the interpretation of grades IV and V<br />

solo literature. The student will integrate<br />

performance techniques independently, formulate<br />

critical evaluations and make decisions about music<br />

performance as a listener and a performer. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed to<br />

demonstrate student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Instrumental Ensemble IV A/B<br />

(Band VIII / Percussion IV)<br />

(Marching Band in Fall, Concert Band in Spring)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024901,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Instrumental Ens. III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with opportunities to<br />

demonstrate leadership and creativity in the<br />

interpretation and performance of ensemble<br />

literature. The student will formulate critical<br />

evaluations and decisions about music performance as<br />

a listener and a performer. Course includes district<br />

developed requirements designed to demonstrate<br />

student mastery of rigorous standards required of<br />

quality point fine arts courses.<br />

*Orchestra I A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023601,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will enable students to develop<br />

fundamental music skills, appropriate tone production<br />

and performance techniques on orchestral instruments.<br />

The content will include the knowledge of basic<br />

rhythmic values and meters and identification of simple<br />

musical terms.<br />

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*Orchestra II A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Orchestra I*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide ensemble<br />

experiences on orchestral instruments and to develop<br />

skills in characteristic tone production, performance<br />

techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.<br />

*Orchestra III A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Orchestra II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students<br />

with instruction in the development of technical<br />

skills through the study of varied orchestral<br />

literature. The content will include interpreting<br />

medium level orchestral music, establishing<br />

appropriate tone production and performance<br />

techniques, and identifying musical form and style<br />

periods.<br />

*Orchestra IV A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>023901,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Orchestra III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the<br />

student’s independent ability to produce<br />

characteristic tone and to interpret and perform<br />

medium level musical notation at sight. The student<br />

will demonstrate the knowledge of musical form and<br />

varied style periods, and evaluate musical<br />

performances as a participant and a listener.<br />

Q *Orchestra V A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Orchestra IV*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop the student’s<br />

independent ability to produce a tone appropriate to<br />

various styles of orchestral literature and apply<br />

appropriate performance techniques to various<br />

styles. The student will apply knowledge of musical<br />

form, styles and history, and formulate critical<br />

evaluations about musical performance. Course<br />

includes district developed requirements designed<br />

to demonstrate student mastery of rigorous<br />

standards required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

Q *Orchestra VI A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Orchestra V*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides instruction in independent<br />

interpretation of difficult music; refinement of<br />

independent musicianship, tone production and<br />

performance techniques; and analysis and application<br />

of form, style and history in the performance of varied<br />

orchestral literature. Course includes district<br />

developed requirements designed to demonstrate<br />

student mastery of rigorous standards required of<br />

quality point fine arts courses.<br />

*Instrumental Ensemble I A/B (Percussion I)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024600<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Previous instrumental experience<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

opportunities for performance in specific<br />

instrumentations through the study of appropriate<br />

literature. This course will include instruction in the<br />

development of ensemble concepts in balance, blend<br />

and stylistic interpretation of varied music literature.<br />

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*Instrumental Ensemble II A/B (Percussion II)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Instrumental Ens. I*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with extended<br />

opportunities for demonstration and refinement of<br />

musical independence necessary for ensemble<br />

performance. The student will demonstrate musical<br />

sensitivity of performance techniques such as balance,<br />

intonation and blend appropriate to the ensemble.<br />

*Chorus II A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Chorus I, Chorus <strong>High</strong>/Low Range I*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to extend the<br />

development of basic musicianship skills including<br />

choral performance techniques, vocal tone production,<br />

musical literacy and music listening. This course will<br />

include the study of a variety of choral literature.<br />

*Instrumental Ensemble III A/B (Percussion III)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>024801,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Instrumental Ens. II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

opportunities to refine interpretation and<br />

performance skills in specific instrumentations through<br />

the study of varied ensemble literature. The content<br />

will include the development of individual techniques<br />

and ensemble performance skills, knowledge of music<br />

terminology, musical interpretation, listening skills and<br />

a sense of responsible participation.<br />

*Chorus III A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Chorus II*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with instruction in the<br />

development of vocal musicianship and technical<br />

skills. An emphasis will be placed on producing an<br />

appropriate vocal tone, interpreting musical<br />

notation, and formulating aesthetic values.<br />

*Chorus I A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop basic vocal<br />

techniques and musicianship skills through the study of<br />

varied choral literature. The content will include<br />

fundamental skills in vocal tone production, choral<br />

performance techniques, musical literacy and music<br />

appreciation.<br />

*Chorus IV A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Chorus III*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with instruction in the<br />

application of vocal musicianship and technical skills.<br />

An emphasis will be placed on the refinement of<br />

tone production and performance techniques,<br />

analysis of musical form, and aesthetic perceptions.<br />

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*Chorus V A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Chorus IV*<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course enables students to develop<br />

independence in musicianship and performance<br />

techniques while performing various styles of choral<br />

literature. The student will demonstrate ability to<br />

interpret and perform difficult musical notation at<br />

sight and formulate critical evaluations about<br />

musical performance as a participant and listener.<br />

Course includes district developed requirements<br />

designed to demonstrate student mastery of<br />

rigorous standards required of quality point fine arts<br />

courses.<br />

Q *Chorus VI A/B<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>033501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Chorus V*<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop<br />

independence in vocal musicianship, performance<br />

techniques, and aesthetic awareness through the<br />

performance of varied choral literature. The student<br />

will consistently demonstrate ability to interpret and<br />

perform difficult musical notation at sight. The<br />

student will formulate and justify critical evaluations<br />

about musical performance as a participant and<br />

listener. Course includes district developed<br />

requirements designed to demonstate student<br />

mastery of rigorous standards required of quality<br />

point fine arts courses.<br />

*Vocal Ensemble I A/B (Headliners)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>034401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Prior Vocal Experience<br />

** Audition Required<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will develop vocal performance<br />

techniques in an ensemble setting with an emphasis<br />

on appropriate vocal balance, blend, stylistic<br />

interpretation and choreography. The content will<br />

include the study of a wide variety of choral<br />

ensemble literature.<br />

*Vocal Ensemble II A/B (Headliners)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>034501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Vocal Ensemble I*<br />

** Audition Required<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to apply performance<br />

techniques in Vocal Ensemble II vocal ensembles<br />

through the study of varied choral literature. The<br />

student will demonstrate musical independence<br />

necessary to perform various styles.<br />

*Vocal Ensemble III A/B (Headliners)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>034601,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Vocal Ensemble II*<br />

** Audition Required<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will refine musical independence and<br />

creativity necessary for vocal ensemble performance.<br />

The content will include the opportunity to perform<br />

ensemble techniques such as balance, blend, tone<br />

production and stylistic interpretation through the<br />

study of appropriate choral ensemble literature.<br />

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Q * Vocal Ensemble IV A/B (Headliners)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>034701,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Vocal Ensemble III*<br />

** Audition Required<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities<br />

for leadership and performance creativity in small vocal<br />

ensembles. The content will foster independent<br />

application of vocal balance, blend and stylistic<br />

interpretation through the study of varied appropriate<br />

choral literature. Course includes district developed<br />

requirements designed to demonstrate student<br />

mastery of rigorous standards required of quality point<br />

fine arts courses.<br />

*Eurythmics I A/B (Fall Guard / Winter Guard)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>053000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

instruction in the development of beginning level<br />

skills in the art of performing movements in rhythm<br />

using musical accompaniment. Content will include<br />

basic terminology related to music and movement<br />

and the understanding of safety practices related to<br />

eurythmic activities including warm-up and cooldown.<br />

*Eurythmics III A/B (Fall Guard / Winter Guard)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>053201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Eurythmics II<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will provide students with the opportunity<br />

to choreograph and perform solo movement<br />

sequences set to music in a given style. Students will<br />

display knowledge of terminology related to music and<br />

movement.<br />

*Eurythmics IV A/B (Fall Guard / Winter Guard)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>053301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Eurythmics III<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to extend the study of<br />

musical interpretation through movement. Emphasis<br />

will be on individual creativity and develop the ability<br />

to evaluate the appropriateness and general effects of<br />

individual and ensemble performances.<br />

A. Courses may require students insurance for afterschool<br />

rehearsals and off-school site concerts.<br />

B. May require mandatory after-school rehearsals and<br />

performances as part of the criteria for grades.<br />

*Eurythmics II A/B (Fall Guard / Winter Guard)<br />

Course # <strong>13</strong>053100<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Eurythmics I<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course will enable students to apply the basic<br />

performance techniques in movement sequences set<br />

to music. Students will display knowledge of basic<br />

rhythms, meter, tempo and form.<br />

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Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* An asterisk by the course title indicates that<br />

the course meets the Fine Arts graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

A. Course may require student insurance for<br />

after school rehearsals and off site concerts<br />

activities.<br />

B. May require mandatory after-school criteria<br />

for grades.<br />

Q. Course includes district developed<br />

requirements designed to demonstrate<br />

student mastery of rigorous standards<br />

required of quality point fine arts courses.<br />

* An asterisk on the pre-requisite line<br />

indicates that the prerequisite listed may, in<br />

special cases, be waived by an audition and<br />

demonstration of skill knowledge based on<br />

the essential learnings common<br />

assessments.<br />

NOTE: In the area of music and theatre, 4 X 4<br />

schools may find it necessary to require<br />

students to commit to two consecutive<br />

classes (yearlong participation – 36 weeks)<br />

in order to meet the performing arts<br />

production requirements for these classes.<br />

Due to the nature of performance classes,<br />

some upper level music and theatre classes<br />

may require an audition.<br />

The following symbols are used throughout this<br />

document:<br />

A course may require student insurance due<br />

to after-school rehearsals and off-school<br />

concerts<br />

B course may require mandatory after-school<br />

rehearsals and performances as part of the<br />

criteria for grading<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* An asterisk by the course title indicates that<br />

the course meets the Fine Arts graduation<br />

requirement.<br />

NOTE: In the area of music and theatre, due to the<br />

nature of performance classes, some upper<br />

level music and theatre classes may require<br />

an audition.<br />

*Drama I (Name will be changing to Theatre 1)<br />

Course # 04003101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Description Pending Board Approval: This year-long,<br />

foundational class, designed for students with little or no<br />

theatre experience, promotes enjoyment and appreciation<br />

for all aspects of theatre. Classwork focuses on the<br />

exploration of theatre literature, performance, historical<br />

and cultural connections, and technical requirements.<br />

Improvisation, creative dramatics, and beginning scene<br />

work are used to introduce students to acting and<br />

character development. Incorporation of other art forms<br />

in theatre also helps students gain appreciation for other<br />

art forms, such as music, dance, and visual art.<br />

*Drama II (Name will be changing to Theatre 2)<br />

Course # 04003201,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Drama 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

Description Pending Board Approval: This year-long,<br />

intermediate-level class, designed for students with a year<br />

of experience or more, promotes enjoyment and<br />

appreciation for all aspects of theatre through<br />

opportunities to build significantly on existing skills.<br />

Classwork focuses on characterization, playwriting, and<br />

playwrights’ contributions to theatre; while improvisation,<br />

creative dramatics, and scene work are used to help<br />

students challenge and strengthen their acting skills and<br />

explore the technical aspect of scene work. As students<br />

gain skills and experience, they explore the relationships<br />

among technology, theatre, and theatre’s sister arts.<br />

Theatre II provides opportunities for students to<br />

strengthen skills in critical listening and thinking, as well as<br />

stage presence, ensemble work, and aesthetic response<br />

through understanding of the organizational structures<br />

and historical and cultural influences on theatre and its<br />

literature. Students develop group- and self-assessment<br />

skills, problem-solving skills; the ability to connect the<br />

literature being studied to a variety of cultures, history,<br />

and other content areas; and 21st-century skills in such<br />

areas as time management, critical analysis, leadership,<br />

and collaboration to help them be successful after high<br />

school graduation.<br />

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*Drama III (Name will be changing to Theatre 3)<br />

Course # 04003301,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Drama II<br />

Credit 1<br />

Description TBA - Pending Board Approval<br />

Q*Drama IV ( Name will be changing to Theatre 4)<br />

Course # 04003401,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Drama III<br />

Credit 1<br />

Description TBA Pending Board Approval<br />

*Comprehensive Theatre I<br />

Course # 04004501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide drama students<br />

an opportunity to develop awareness and recognition of<br />

the interaction of various theatre fundamentals.<br />

Emphasis is placed on directing, vocal techniques,<br />

movement, theory, production, management, and<br />

script writing.<br />

*Comprehensive Theatre II<br />

Course # 04004601,2<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Drama I or Comp. Theatre I<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide the careeroriented<br />

drama student an opportunity to describe<br />

through comparison and analysis the interaction of<br />

various theatre fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on<br />

directing, vocal techniques, movement, theory,<br />

production, management, and script writing.<br />

Q*Comprehensive Theatre III<br />

Course # 04004701,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Comprehensive Theatre II<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide drama<br />

students an opportunity to synthesize and<br />

interpret integrated theatre fundamentals. The<br />

areas of directing, vocal techniques, movement,<br />

theory, production, management, and scriptwriting<br />

are included. Course includes district developed<br />

requirements designed to demonstrate student<br />

mastery of rigorous standards required of quality<br />

point fine arts courses.<br />

Q*Comprehensive Theatre IV<br />

Course # 04004801,2<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Comprehensive Theatre III<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide drama<br />

students an opportunity to synthesize and<br />

interpret integrated theatre fundamentals. The<br />

areas of directing, vocal techniques, movement,<br />

theory, production, management, and scriptwriting<br />

are included. Course includes district developed<br />

requirements designed to demonstrate student<br />

mastery of rigorous standards required of quality<br />

point fine arts courses.<br />

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Business Ed<br />

All courses using computers have a $15 lab fee.<br />

*Introduction to Information Technology (Formerly<br />

Computers for College & Careers)<br />

Course # 8207310<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to provide an introduction to<br />

information technology concepts and careers, as well<br />

as, the impact information technology has on the world,<br />

people, and industry. The content includes<br />

information technology career research, emerging<br />

technologies, operating systems, office productivity<br />

software, and specialized software applications.<br />

Students will be introduced to electronic<br />

communications techniques including e-mail and<br />

Internet services. Additional coverage will include web<br />

page design features such as basic HTML, DHTML, and<br />

XML web commands. The appropriate soft skills for<br />

developing and maintaining professional business<br />

relationships will also be covered.<br />

Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Essentials<br />

Course # 8827410,0<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to develop the<br />

competencies essential to sport, recreation, and<br />

entertainment marketing. These competencies include<br />

employability, human relations, communication, math,<br />

and economic skills. The fundamentals of sport,<br />

recreation, and entertainment marketing and selling are<br />

also included.<br />

*Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Applications<br />

Course # 8827420,0<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment<br />

Essentials<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to provide students with an indepth<br />

study of sport, recreation, and entertainment<br />

marketing in a free enterprise society and provide the<br />

knowledge, skills and attitudes required for<br />

employment in a wide variety of sport, recreation and<br />

entertainment marketing occupations.<br />

Q Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Marketing<br />

Management<br />

Course # 8827430,0<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Sport Recreation, and Entertainment<br />

Applications<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides instruction for career sustaining<br />

level employment in the sport, recreation, and<br />

entertainment industry. The content includes applied<br />

skills related to the sport, recreation, and<br />

entertainment marketing functions and industries<br />

including employment skills required for success in<br />

sport, recreation, and entertainment and career<br />

planning as related to the sport, recreation and<br />

entertainment industry.<br />

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Q Business and Entrepreneurial Principles<br />

Course # 8215120<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Computing for College and Careers<br />

or Introduction to Information<br />

Technology<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to provide an introduction<br />

to business organization, management, and<br />

entrepreneurial principles. Topics include<br />

communication skills, various forms of business<br />

ownership and organizational structures,<br />

supervisory/management skills, leadership skills,<br />

human resources management activities, business<br />

ethics, and cultural diversity. Emphasis is placed on<br />

job readiness and career development. The use of<br />

computers is an integral part of this program.<br />

Business Education Directed Study<br />

Course # 8200100<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Student MUST be enrolled in a job<br />

preparatory program.<br />

Credit Multiple Credits<br />

This course is designed to provide students with<br />

additional competencies in a Business Technology<br />

Education program that will enhance students’<br />

opportunities for employment in the occupation<br />

chosen by the student. The content is prescribed by<br />

the instructor based upon the individual student’s<br />

assessed needs for the directed study.<br />

Business Cooperative Education- On The Job<br />

Training - (BCE/OJT)<br />

Course # 8200410<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Satisfactory performance in a<br />

business education job preparatory<br />

program, approval from the BCE<br />

Coordinator, parental permission<br />

and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.<br />

Credit Multiple Credits<br />

This course is designed to provide on-the-job<br />

training component when the cooperative method<br />

of instruction is used to prepare students for<br />

employment in business occupations. On-the-job<br />

experiences are provided as a part of a job<br />

preparatory program which will develop<br />

occupational competencies required for<br />

employment in the occupation chosen by the<br />

student as a career choice or to provide the student<br />

an in-school job preparatory program. Supervised<br />

on-the-job training provides opportunities for<br />

selective placement based on the student’s job<br />

preparatory program and the development and<br />

evaluation of occupational competencies. Job<br />

related classroom instruction MUST be provided. A<br />

student may not be enrolled in BCE without<br />

concurrent enrollment in a business technology<br />

class. The student must be paid for work<br />

performed and must be directly supervised.<br />

*Digital Design 1<br />

Course # 8209510<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Computing for College and Careers or<br />

Introduction to Information Technology<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop entry-level skills<br />

required for careers in the digital publishing industry.<br />

The content includes computer skills; digital publishing<br />

concepts and operations; layout, design and<br />

measurement activities; decision making activities, and<br />

digital imaging.<br />

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Q *Digital Design 2<br />

Course # 8209520<br />

Grade Level 10-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Digital Design 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course continues the development of entry-level<br />

skills for careers in the digital publishing industry. The<br />

content includes computer skills: digital publishing<br />

operations; layout, design, and measurement<br />

activities; and digital imaging.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in December<br />

2009, for courses already existing in the course code<br />

directory, become effective with the 2010-2011<br />

entering ninth grade class and subsequent years. (see<br />

district policy 5420.03, Final Grades, (H) Honors Quality<br />

Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the 2010-2011 entering<br />

ninth grade class may not receive quality points for<br />

these courses.<br />

Q *Digital Design 3<br />

Course # 8209530<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Digital Design 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course continues the development of industrystandard<br />

skills required for careers in the digital<br />

publishing industry. The content includes the use of a<br />

variety of software and equipment to perform digital<br />

publishing and digital imaging activities.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in December<br />

2009, for courses already existing in the course code<br />

directory, become effective with the 2010-2011<br />

entering ninth grade class and subsequent years. (see<br />

district policy 5420.03, Final Grades, (H) Honors Quality<br />

Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the 2010-2011 entering<br />

ninth grade class may not receive quality points for<br />

these courses.<br />

The Web Design Program has been daggered for<br />

deletion and the new Web Development Program is<br />

replacing it. We will “teach out” the rest of the Web<br />

Design Program courses—Web Design 2, 3, and 4 with<br />

the students who are currently enrolled in the program<br />

in the next couple of years deleting the old courses one<br />

by one each year.<br />

No student should be enrolled in: WEB DESIGN 2 –<br />

8207120 – for this next <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> school year.<br />

Enroll students in the second course: User Interface<br />

Design Web Development – 9001120 (page 20).<br />

Q *Foundations of Web Design (Web Design 1)<br />

Course # 9001110<br />

Grade Level 10-11<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1 year<br />

Introduction to Information<br />

Technology<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides instruction in website planning<br />

and the design process. It includes instruction on<br />

markup language structures, basic webpages,<br />

incorporates images and graphical formatting. The<br />

content also includes table, form and frame<br />

structures, use of Cascading Style Sheets, the<br />

process of publishing a website, monitoring and<br />

analyzing website performance and creating an<br />

informational website.<br />

Q *User Interface Design (Web Design 2)<br />

Course # 9001120<br />

Grade Level 10-11<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Foundations of Web Design<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides instruction in incorporating<br />

Human Computer Interface (HCI) principles of design,<br />

researching information for use in designing the user<br />

interface, creating intuitive interfaces using Cascading<br />

Style Sheets (CSS), creating a CSS formatted<br />

informational website, creating a logical website file<br />

structure, and publishing, testing, monitoring and<br />

maintaining a website.<br />

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Q *Web Design 3<br />

Course # 8207<strong>13</strong>0<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Web Design 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides advanced concepts in HTML,<br />

Web design, and internet tools. Students will<br />

perform layout, design and measurement activities.<br />

Students will become proficient in using interactive<br />

web site components.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in<br />

December 2009, for courses already existing in the<br />

course code directory, become effective with the<br />

2010-2011 entering ninth grade class and subsequent<br />

years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final Grades, (H)<br />

Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the 2010-2011<br />

entering ninth grade class may not receive quality<br />

points for these courses.<br />

Q *Web Design 4<br />

Course # 8207140<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Web Design 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides advanced concepts in web site<br />

promotion, interactive web site development, and<br />

using scripting languages as they relate to WWW site.<br />

Workplace Essentials (Teacher Assistant 1)<br />

Course # 83003101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit .5<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

those workplace skills essential for gainful employment.<br />

The content of this course includes the following:<br />

developing an employment plan, seeking and applying<br />

for employment opportunities, accepting employment,<br />

communicating on the job, maintaining professionalism,<br />

adapting and coping with change, work ethics and<br />

behavior, demonstrating technological literacy,<br />

maintaining interpersonal relationships and<br />

demonstrating leadership and team work.<br />

Practical Arts General (Teacher Assistant 2-3)<br />

Course # 8300320,0<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit Up to 1 credit<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

general practical skills. The content of this course will<br />

consist of instructional and learning activities provided<br />

in the school setting using hands-on experiences with<br />

the tools and materials appropriate to the course<br />

content and in accordance with current practices.<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* Practical Arts Courses meet the Fine Arts<br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Graduation Requirement for<br />

students who entered their first year of<br />

high school in the 2007-2008 school year<br />

and subsequent years due to the<br />

statutory changes in the revised high<br />

school graduation section of the statute.<br />

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Pre-Engineering<br />

The purpose of this program is to provide students with<br />

a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented<br />

experiences in the study of the applications of<br />

engineering and its effect upon our lives and the<br />

choosing of an occupation. The content and activities<br />

will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety,<br />

and leadership skills. This program focuses on<br />

transferable skills and stresses understanding and<br />

demonstration of the technological tools, machines,<br />

instruments, materials, processes and systems in<br />

business and industry.<br />

Pre-Engineering<br />

Center of Excellence<br />

Program<br />

9 th and 10 th grade students in the Center of<br />

Excellence will be taking the following academic<br />

classes in addition to Center of Excellence courses:<br />

9 th Grade<br />

English I or English I Honors<br />

U.S. Gov’t or U.S. Gov’t Honors<br />

World Cultural Geography<br />

Earth Science or Biology I Honors<br />

Algebra I or Geometry Honors<br />

10 th Grade<br />

English II or English II Honors<br />

World History or World History Honors<br />

Geometry or Algebra II Honors<br />

Biology I or Chemistry I Honors<br />

Partnership with SPC allows students to earn<br />

college credit upon completion of Advanced<br />

Applications in Technology.<br />

*Engineering Technology I<br />

Course # 86005700<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with an introduction to<br />

the knowledge, human relations, and technological<br />

skills found today in technical professions.<br />

*Engineering Technology II<br />

Course # 86006700<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Credit 1<br />

This program provides students with an intermediate<br />

understanding of the knowledge, human relations, and<br />

technological skills found today in technical professions.<br />

Q* Engineering Technology III<br />

Course # 86017700<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Credit 1<br />

This program provides students with an advanced<br />

understanding of the knowledge, human relations, and<br />

technological skills found today in technical profession.<br />

Q* Advanced Technology Applications<br />

Course # 86019001,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length<br />

Prerequisite<br />

1-3 years<br />

Completed three credits of a Technology<br />

Education Program.<br />

Credit 1-3<br />

This Advanced Applications in Technology course may<br />

be taken by a student for one or more semesters. A<br />

student may earn multiple credits in this course. The<br />

purpose of this course is to provide students with the<br />

opportunity to develop a project from a vision to reality.<br />

Working in teams to design, engineer, manufacture,<br />

construct, test, redesign, test again, and then produce a<br />

finished project. This would involve using ALL of the<br />

knowledge previously learned, not only in technology<br />

education but across the curriculum.<br />

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Culinary Center of<br />

Excellence Program<br />

Culinary Arts 1-4 – Lab Fee $25<br />

Course # 8800510 1,2<br />

* 8800520 1,2<br />

* 8800530 1,2<br />

Q 8800540 1,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1-4 years<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This program provides students with the opportunity to<br />

learn about the restaurant and food service industry.<br />

The recommended curriculum, ProStart, was created by<br />

the National Restaurant Association. Students learn<br />

basic food preparation, accounting, cost control,<br />

sanitation, and workplace safety. On-the-job training<br />

through internships and job site mentoring are an<br />

important part of the instruction. Upon successful<br />

completion of this program, students are eligible for<br />

certifications and articulations with selected postsecondary<br />

institutions.<br />

Daily dress code for this course includes required<br />

close-toed shoes and chef coat for safety purposes.<br />

Students who are unable to purchase a new jacket will<br />

have a previously owned jacked loaned to them for<br />

the school year.<br />

Additional Fee: It is recommended students purchase<br />

their own chef coat. The fee for this is an additional<br />

$25.<br />

This program provides students with the opportunity to<br />

learn about the restaurant and food industry. The Pro<br />

Start curriculum created by the National Restaurant<br />

Association allows students to learn basic food<br />

preparation, accounting, employability skills, cost<br />

control, sanitation, and workplace safety. On-the-job<br />

training through internships and job site mentoring are<br />

an important part of the instruction. Upon successful<br />

completion of this program, students are eligible for<br />

certification for advanced training programs and/or<br />

employment beyond entry level.<br />

Subject Overview:<br />

The purpose of Culinary Center of Excellence is to<br />

facilitate students with a deep interest in culinary arts<br />

to experience aspects of the industry that will be<br />

conducted in and out of regular class time. The focus<br />

will be on culinary education as defined by the Florida<br />

Department of Education course standards. In the<br />

Culinary Center students will study different types of<br />

food service establishments and food related careers.<br />

They will apply the fundamental principles of food<br />

preparation and service to various projects. Students<br />

will acquire a basic knowledge of nutrition as they<br />

participate in the planning, preparation and service of a<br />

variety of foods using commercial equipment in a<br />

professional kitchen. National standards for safe and<br />

sanitary food handling with be emphasized and applied<br />

as students develop the ability to work effectively as a<br />

cooperative member of a food production and service<br />

team.<br />

As students graduate from the <strong>Osceola</strong> <strong>Fundamental</strong><br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Culinary Center of Excellence, students will<br />

have industry certification and the opportunity to postsecondary<br />

culinary schools.<br />

After 9th and 10th Grade:<br />

1. After 9 th grade – maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0<br />

scale and become certified in SafeStaff.<br />

2. Students will be able to pass the ProStart Level I<br />

certification, in line with the National Restaurant<br />

Association guidelines.<br />

3. Students will finish 100 volunteer hours related to<br />

the foodservice industry (after 9th grade).<br />

4. Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better on<br />

a 4.0 scale.<br />

After 11th and 12th Grade:<br />

1. Students will be able to pass the ProStart Level II<br />

certification, in line with the National Restaurant<br />

Association guidelines.<br />

2. Students will finish 400 volunteer hours (the 100<br />

to be completed by the end of 9th grade are<br />

included in this) related to the foodservice<br />

industry.<br />

3. Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better on<br />

a 4.0 scale.<br />

4. Students will be able to pass ServSafe, a major<br />

inudstry certification.<br />

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• Students in the Culinary Center of Excellence<br />

will also have the opportunity to compete in<br />

local, state and national culinary competitions<br />

such as ProStart, SkillsUSA, and FCCLA.<br />

• Culinary Center of Excellence students will have<br />

a lab fee attached for culinary uniforms.<br />

9 th and 10 th grade students in the Center of Excellence<br />

will be taking the following academic classes in addition<br />

to Center of Excellence courses:<br />

9 th Grade<br />

English I or English I Honors<br />

U.S. Gov’t or U.S. Gov’t Honors<br />

World Cultural Geography<br />

Earth Science or Biology I Honors<br />

Algebra I or Geometry Honors<br />

10 th Grade<br />

English II or English II Honors<br />

World History or World History Honors<br />

Geometry or Algebra II Honors<br />

Biology I or Chemistry I Honors<br />

Explanation of Symbols<br />

Symbol Explanation<br />

* Practical Arts Courses meet the Fine<br />

Arts <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Graduation<br />

Requirement for students who<br />

entered their first year of high school<br />

in the 2007-2008 school year and<br />

subsequent years due to the<br />

statutory changes in the revised high<br />

school graduation section of the<br />

statute.<br />

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Advancement Via<br />

Individual Determination<br />

(AVID)<br />

AVID I<br />

Course # 17003901,2<br />

Grade Level 9th Grade AVID Students<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an<br />

elective class that provides academic support for<br />

students in the AVID program through curricular and<br />

mentoring activities. This course is designed to enable<br />

students to develop fundamental skills aligned with<br />

current curriculum.<br />

AVID IV<br />

Course # 17004201,2<br />

Grade Level 12th Grade AVID Students<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an<br />

elective class that provides academic support for<br />

students in the AVID program through curricular and<br />

mentoring activities. This course is designed to enable<br />

students to develop advanced skills aligned with current<br />

curriculum.<br />

AVID II<br />

Course # 17004001,2<br />

Grade Level 10th Grade AVID Students<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an<br />

elective class that provides academic support for<br />

students in the AVID program through curricular and<br />

mentoring activities. This course is designed to enable<br />

students to develop basic skills aligned with current<br />

curriculum.<br />

AVID III<br />

Course # 17004101,2<br />

Grade Level 11th Grade AVID Students<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an<br />

elective class that provides academic support for<br />

students in the AVID program through curricular and<br />

mentoring activities. This course is designed to enable<br />

students to develop intermediate skills aligned with<br />

current curriculum.<br />

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Elective Options – Off Campus<br />

Seminole Vocational Education<br />

Center<br />

So what is SVEC? It’s an off-campus, Pinellas County<br />

school site that <strong>Osceola</strong>, Seminole and Largo <strong>High</strong><br />

<strong>School</strong> send their students to as a way of providing<br />

additional real-world elective options. Students who<br />

take part in these courses will take a bus over to the<br />

SVEC campus during the assigned period. The grades<br />

and credits from SVEC courses count toward a<br />

student’s graduation from <strong>Osceola</strong>. The following list<br />

of courses may change from year to year as SVEC<br />

adjusts its course offerings.<br />

SVEC course take up two class periods in a<br />

student’s schedule per semester.<br />

Carpentry 1-7<br />

Course # 87221101,2 & 87221201,2<br />

Q*Carpentry & Cabinetmaking<br />

8722<strong>13</strong>0-70<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1-4 years<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1-7<br />

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for<br />

employment in the carpentry and cabinetmaking<br />

industry with a stress on basic carpentry/cabinet making<br />

skills. This program offers a sequence of courses that<br />

provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with<br />

challenging academic standards and relevant technical<br />

knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further<br />

education and careers in the Architecture &<br />

Construction career cluster; provides technical skill<br />

proficiency, and includes competency-based applied<br />

learning that contributes to the academic knowledge,<br />

higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work<br />

attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills,<br />

and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all<br />

aspects of the Architecture & Construction career<br />

cluster.<br />

NOTE: A 70% mastery of all modules in order to obtain<br />

National Center for Construction Education and Research,<br />

(NCCER) certification.<br />

*Commercial Art Technology 1-7<br />

Course # 87180101,2 & 87180201,2<br />

Q*Commercial Art Technology<br />

8718030-91<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1-4 years<br />

Prerequisite Must be taken in order<br />

Credit 1-10<br />

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for<br />

employment as artists and related workers, illustrators,<br />

commercial designers (SOC 27-1024). The course<br />

content includes the following: basic art skills; lettering<br />

skills; preparation of layouts and illustrations;<br />

preparation of camera ready paste-up; and development<br />

of specialized skills. The course content also includes<br />

training in communication, leadership, human relations<br />

and employability skills; and safe, efficient work<br />

practices. This program focuses on broad, transferable<br />

skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of<br />

the following elements of the Commercial Art industry;<br />

planning, management, finance, technical and product<br />

skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues,<br />

community issues and health, safety, and environmental<br />

issues.<br />

Electricity 1-7<br />

Course # 87272101,2 & 87272201,2<br />

Q*Electricity<br />

8727230-80<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1-4 years<br />

Prerequisite Must be taken in order<br />

Credit 1-8<br />

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for<br />

employment as electricians, or electrician helpers. The<br />

content includes but is not limited to installation,<br />

operation, maintenance and repair of residential<br />

electrical systems. This course may be taken in one or<br />

more multi-hour blocks of time.<br />

Students may qualify for<br />

Bright Futures Scholarships<br />

if they take three semesters<br />

and maintain a 3.5 GPA.<br />

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Horticulture Science<br />

Q Agriscience Foundations 1<br />

Course # 81068101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of agricultural history and the global impact of<br />

agriculture; career opportunities; scientific and research<br />

concepts; biological and physical science principles;<br />

environmental principles; agriscience safety; principles<br />

of leadership; and agribusiness, employability, and<br />

human relations skills in agriscience. Laboratory-based<br />

activities are an integral part of this course. These<br />

include the safe use and application of appropriate<br />

technology, scientific testing and observation<br />

equipment.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in February <strong>2012</strong>,<br />

for courses already existing in the course code directory,<br />

become effective with the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth grade<br />

class and subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth<br />

grade class may not receive quality points for these courses.<br />

Q Introductory Horticulture 2<br />

Course # 81215101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Agriscience Foundations<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of career opportunities; global importance of<br />

agriculture; plant classification; propagation; growing<br />

media; nutritional needs; fertilization; irrigation; pest<br />

identification; pest control, pruning; plant installation;<br />

transplanting; safe hand-tool use; and employability<br />

skills.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in February <strong>2012</strong>,<br />

for courses already existing in the course code directory,<br />

become effective with the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth grade<br />

class and subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth<br />

grade class may not receive quality points for these courses.<br />

Q *Horticultural Science 3<br />

Course # 81215201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Introductory Horticulture 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of industry regulations; plant classification; plant<br />

transportation; soil sampling and analysis; fertilizer<br />

calculations; recording keeping; irrigation components,<br />

water quality; drainage; integrated pest management;<br />

pesticide safety and regulations; equipment calibration;<br />

chemical growth regulators; xeriscaping; integrated<br />

landscape management; safe use of power equipment;<br />

record keeping; and employability skills.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in February <strong>2012</strong>,<br />

for courses already existing in the course code directory,<br />

become effective with the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth grade<br />

class and subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth<br />

grade class may not receive quality points for these courses.<br />

Q Horticulture Science & Services 4<br />

Course # 81216101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Horticulture Science 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to further develop competencies<br />

in the areas of plant identification and classification:<br />

growing media: irrigation system set up; and<br />

maintaining and analyzing records including production<br />

costs.<br />

Q Horticulture Science & Services 5<br />

Course # 81216201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Horticulture Science 4<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to further develop competencies<br />

in the areas of identifying and evaluating IPM practices;<br />

maintaining and repairing irrigation systems; analyzing<br />

and evaluating fertilizer usage.<br />

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Q Horticulture Science & Services 6<br />

Course # 81216301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Horticulture Science 5<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to further develop competencies<br />

in the areas of irrigation; growing media; planting beds<br />

and sites; propagation; marketing; repair and<br />

maintenance of nursery equipment and facilities.<br />

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES<br />

Introduction to Environmental Technology<br />

Course # 89<strong>13</strong>0101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of hydrology, environmental standards and<br />

regulations, site assessment, geologic principles, career<br />

opportunities; scientific and research concepts;<br />

principles of leadership; and employability, and human<br />

relations skills. Laboratory-based activities are an<br />

integral part of this course. These include the safe use<br />

and application of appropriate technology, scientific<br />

testing and observation equipment.<br />

Environmental Technology 2<br />

Course # 89<strong>13</strong>0200<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Intro to Environmental Tech.<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of water treatment, storm water systems,<br />

Geographic Informational and Global Positioning<br />

systems, environmental standards and regulations,<br />

career opportunities; scientific and research concepts;<br />

principles of leadership; and employability, and human<br />

relations skills. Laboratory-based activities are an<br />

integral part of this course. These include the safe use<br />

and application of appropriate technology, scientific<br />

testing and observation equipment.<br />

LAND RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY<br />

Q Land Resources 3<br />

Course # 89<strong>13</strong>0301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12, 30-31<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Environmental Tech 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of managing wetlands, wildlife, forest, fire, pests,<br />

and ecosystems, solid waste disposal, scientific and<br />

research concepts; principles of leadership; and<br />

employability, and human relations skills. Laboratorybased<br />

activities are an integral part of this course. These<br />

include the safe use and application of appropriate<br />

technology, scientific testing and observation<br />

equipment.<br />

Q Land Resources 4<br />

Course # 89<strong>13</strong>0401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12, 30-31<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Land Resources 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

Land Resources 4 is an in depth study of land resources<br />

from the environmental standpoint. Students planning<br />

careers as park rangers, foresters, agronomists, land<br />

and animal conservationist, and related careers should<br />

consider this course.<br />

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WATER QUALITY TECHNOLOGY<br />

Q Water Quality Resources 3<br />

Course # 89160101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12, 30-31<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Environmental Tech 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of hydrology, geology principles, water treatment<br />

techniques, storm water systems, water distribution,<br />

management of water resources, management of<br />

fisheries, drainage systems, career opportunities;<br />

scientific and research concepts; principles of<br />

leadership; and employability, and human relations<br />

skills. Laboratory-based activities are an integral part of<br />

this course. These include the safe use and application<br />

of appropriate technology, scientific testing and<br />

observation equipment.<br />

Q Water Quality Resources 4<br />

Course # 89160201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Water Quality Resources 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas water treatment techniques, storm water<br />

systems, water distribution, management of water<br />

resources, management of fisheries, career<br />

opportunities; scientific and research concepts;<br />

principles of leadership; and employability, and human<br />

relations skills. Laboratory-based activities are an<br />

integral part of this course. These include the safe use<br />

and application of appropriate technology, scientific<br />

testing and observation equipment.<br />

POWER AND ENERGY TECHONOLOGY<br />

SVEC<br />

(Seminole, <strong>Osceola</strong>, and Largo <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong>s)<br />

The purpose of this program is to provide students<br />

with a foundation of knowledge and technically<br />

oriented experiences in the study of power and energy<br />

technology. This program focuses on transferable<br />

skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of<br />

the technological tools, machines, instruments,<br />

materials, processes and systems in business and<br />

industry. The content includes, but is not limited to, a<br />

study of power systems and the kinds and sources of<br />

energy. The content and activities will also include the<br />

study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership<br />

skills.<br />

Power and Energy Technology I<br />

Course # 860<strong>13</strong>10<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with an introduction to<br />

the knowledge, human relations, and technical skills of<br />

energy and power technology.<br />

Power and Energy Technology II<br />

Course # 860<strong>13</strong>20<br />

Grade Level 9-121<br />

Length 1<br />

Prerequisite Power and Energy Technology I<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with intermediate<br />

understanding of the knowledge, human relations, and<br />

technical skills of energy and power technology.<br />

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Q Power and Energy Technology III<br />

Course # 860<strong>13</strong>30<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Power and Energy Technology II<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course provides students with advanced<br />

understanding of the knowledge, human relations, and<br />

technical skills of energy and power technology.<br />

VETERINARY ASSISTING<br />

Q Veterinary Assisting 1<br />

Course # 81115101,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite None<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of Veterinary Assisting 1 and 2 is to provide<br />

a core of general knowledge about Veterinary<br />

Technology and to prepare students for advanced<br />

training and employment in the veterinary industry.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in February <strong>2012</strong>,<br />

for courses already existing in the course code directory,<br />

become effective with the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth grade<br />

class and subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth<br />

grade class may not receive quality points for these courses.<br />

Q Veterinary Assisting 2<br />

Course # 81115401,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Veterinary Assisting 1<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of Veterinary Assisting 1 and 2 is to provide<br />

a core of general knowledge about Veterinary<br />

Technology and to prepare students for advanced<br />

training and employment in the veterinary industry.<br />

*Quality Points approved for the first time in February <strong>2012</strong>,<br />

for courses already existing in the course code directory,<br />

become effective with the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth grade<br />

class and subsequent years. (see district policy 5420.03, Final<br />

Grades, (H) Honors Quality Points)<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in the <strong>2012</strong>-20<strong>13</strong> entering ninth<br />

grade class may not receive quality points for these courses.<br />

Q Veterinary Assisting 3<br />

Course # 81115501,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Veterinary Assisting 2<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of companion animal digestive systems; animal<br />

breeding; preventative medicine and disease control;<br />

control of parasites; animal marketing and analyzing<br />

records.<br />

Q Veterinary Assisting 4<br />

Course # 81115201,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Veterinary Assisting 3<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of companion animal restraint and control;<br />

veterinary science terminology; basic first aid; animal<br />

overpopulation and exotic animals.<br />

Q Veterinary Assisting 5<br />

Course # 81115301,2<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 year<br />

Prerequisite Veterinary Assisting 4<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course is designed to develop competencies in the<br />

areas of human-animal bond; animal-related laws;<br />

animal research; genetics and biotechnology in<br />

reproduction; and enterprise management.<br />

Agricultural Education: Directed Study<br />

Course # 81001000<br />

Grade Level 9-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Completion of any job prep<br />

Credit Multiple Credits<br />

The purpose of this course is to provide students with<br />

learning opportunities in a prescribed program of study<br />

within the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources<br />

cluster that will enhance opportunities for employment<br />

in the career field chosen by the student.<br />

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EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (EIP)<br />

This program is available by application to capable high<br />

school students during the regular school year for<br />

seniors or during the summer for rising seniors. A<br />

student must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point<br />

average to be admitted to the program. The program<br />

coordinator will arrange for selected students to spend<br />

one, two or three semesters working with professionals<br />

in their chosen career field. Students receive no pay but<br />

earn high school and college dual enrollment elective<br />

credits for their participation.<br />

Executive Internship II<br />

Course # 05003100<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Application<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

The purpose of this course is to supplement the existing<br />

curriculum by providing community internships.<br />

Students apply textbook learning, leadership skills, and<br />

understanding in challenging and creative professional<br />

areas. The content should include, but not be limited to<br />

the following: study of a variety of career options;<br />

written and oral communication skills; higherlevel<br />

thinking skills; interpersonal relationship skills;<br />

factors affecting job performance; in-depth research<br />

study; theories of executive management; the influence<br />

of unions; economics affecting free enterprise;<br />

knowledge of professional organizations and their<br />

impact; and career planning.<br />

Executive Internship I<br />

Course # 05003000<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Application<br />

Credit 1/2<br />

This purpose of this course is to provide a practical<br />

introduction to the work environment through direct<br />

contact with professionals in the community. The<br />

content should include, but not be limited to the<br />

following: discussion of professional job requirements;<br />

building vocabulary appropriate to the area of<br />

professional interest; development of decision-making<br />

skills; and development of personal and educational<br />

job-related skills.<br />

Executive Internship III<br />

Course # 05003201,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Executive Internship I and/or II<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to further refine and apply<br />

technical skills and competencies for leadership within<br />

specific professional areas. The content should include,<br />

but not be limited to the following: more intensive<br />

study of a variety of career options; written and oral<br />

communication skills; higher-level thinking skills;<br />

interpersonal relationship skills; factors affecting job<br />

performance; in-depth research study; theories of<br />

executive management; the influence of unions;<br />

economics affecting free enterprise; knowledge of<br />

professional organizations and their impact; and career<br />

planning.<br />

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Executive Internship IV<br />

Course # 05003301,2<br />

Grade Level 12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite Executive Internship III<br />

Credit 1<br />

The purpose of this course is to continue to provide<br />

students with an opportunity to apply technical skills<br />

and competencies to real-life career processes and<br />

settings. The content should include, but not be limited<br />

to the following: analysis of career options; career<br />

planning processes; characteristics of work settings;<br />

theories of executive management; influence on unions;<br />

free enterprise concepts; and organizational structure.<br />

Dual Enrollment Courses for EIP<br />

In addition to the high school courses listed above,<br />

students participating in EIP are enrolled in the dual<br />

enrollment program. See the dual enrollment section<br />

for complete descriptions of the dual enrollment<br />

courses used for EIP. The course names are Career and<br />

Life Planning, Leadership Development Seminar, and<br />

The College Experience. For information concerning<br />

application processes and registration of students in the<br />

Executive Internship Program, please contact the<br />

program coordinator or visit<br />

http://it.pinellas.k12.fl.us/schools/eip/index.html.<br />

Dual Enrollment Courses on Campus - Students who<br />

register for dual enrollment courses that are offered on<br />

campus are required to take the on campus offering. If<br />

the course is full, off campus offerings will be available.<br />

Q Composition I<br />

Course # ENC 1101<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite CPT/PERT scores & 3.0 GPA<br />

Credit 1<br />

Composition I, ENC 1101, "is designed to develop<br />

composition skills. It emphasizes the development of<br />

the multi-paragraph essay including practice in<br />

information retrieval from electronic and other sources,<br />

and in the selection, restriction, organization and<br />

development of topics. It also offers the student<br />

opportunities to improve abilities with sentence<br />

structure, diction, and mechanics. Selected writing<br />

samples are examined as models of form and as sources<br />

of ideas for the student’s own writing." Meets the<br />

graduation requirement for either English III or English<br />

IV. Dual Enrollment courses offered on high school<br />

campuses must be taken on that campus. Students will<br />

not be permitted to take the course on the SPC campus<br />

unless the on campus course is full.<br />

Q Composition II<br />

Course # ENC 1102<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite CPT/PERT scores & 3.0 GPA, ENC 1101<br />

Credit 1<br />

This course builds upon the skills developed in<br />

Composition I. It provides further instruction in the<br />

planning, organization, and writing of essays. It stresses<br />

methods of library research including information<br />

retrieval from electronic sources, and emphasizes<br />

writing of the research paper and the paper of literary<br />

interpretation. The reading includes selections from at<br />

least two forms of literature. This course partially<br />

satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the<br />

General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for<br />

both ENC 1102 and ENC 1122H. Meets the graduation<br />

requirement for English IV. Dual Enrollment courses<br />

offered on high school campuses must be taken on that<br />

campus. Students will not be permitted to take the<br />

course on the SPC campus unless the on campus course<br />

is full.<br />

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Q The College Experience<br />

Course # SLS 1101<br />

Grade Level 11-12<br />

Length 1 semester<br />

Prerequisite CPT/PERT scores & 3.0 GPA<br />

Credit 0.5<br />

Students scoring below the prescribed cut-off score in<br />

two or more college preparatory areas must take SLS<br />

1101 and SLS 1126 as co-requisites during their first<br />

term of enrollment. This course is designed to<br />

strengthen skills essential to success in college, with<br />

further applications to post-college plans. Included are<br />

study and test-taking strategies; effective interpersonal<br />

skills; time management techniques; creative and<br />

critical thinking skills; college services and resources;<br />

educational policies, procedures, regulations and<br />

terminology; and library resources, research strategies,<br />

and information skills for online, blended, and<br />

traditional learning environments. Dual Enrollment<br />

courses offered on high school campuses must be taken<br />

on that campus. Students will not be permitted to take<br />

the course on the SPC campus unless the on campus<br />

course is full.<br />

Additional Dual Enrollment Options – please see<br />

the St. Petersburg College website,<br />

www.spcollege.edu for course offerings.<br />

Applicatoin must be made through the guidance<br />

office. Each semester has specific deadlines which<br />

do not align to the school calendar.<br />

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Sports and Eligibility Rules<br />

A synopsis of the eligibility rules as presented in the Florida<br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Activities Association handbook:<br />

1. Students may participate in athletics until they reach<br />

the age of 19 years and 9 months.<br />

2. Students must carry a normal load of classes - 7<br />

classes for each semester or 18 weeks.<br />

3. Each student shall maintain no less than a 2.0 grade<br />

point average (GPA). For the ninth and tenth graders the GPA can be from the previous<br />

term/semester or an overall GPA. For juniors and seniors eligibility is determined<br />

by overall GPA. The student shall not play for more than 3 consecutive years from the<br />

time he/she enters the tenth grade.<br />

4. A sports physical exam (taken after the first week of June), proof of insurance and parental<br />

permission must be on file in the Athletics/Activities Office.<br />

Interscholastic Sports<br />

Service and Interest Clubs<br />

baseball<br />

basketball<br />

cheerleading<br />

cross country<br />

flag football<br />

football<br />

golf<br />

softball<br />

soccer<br />

tennis<br />

track<br />

swimming/diving<br />

volleyball<br />

wrestling<br />

Academic Team<br />

Chief Edition (newspaper)<br />

Computer Club<br />

Drama Club<br />

Everglade (yearbook)<br />

5000 Role Model<br />

French Club<br />

Future Business Leaders of America<br />

Girlfriends<br />

Interact Club<br />

Marching Warrior Band<br />

Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club)<br />

Multicultural Club<br />

National English Honor Society<br />

National French Honor Society<br />

National Honor Society<br />

National Spanish Honor Society<br />

Oracle (literary magazine)<br />

Peer Mediation<br />

Snore-No-More Coffee Shop<br />

Spanish Club<br />

Student Government<br />

Students Against Destructive Decisions<br />

Warriors Against Crime (WAC)<br />

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ESE<br />

Exceptional Student Education<br />

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The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department provides services to students who have been identified and placed as<br />

eligible for this service. Students participating in this program have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that outlines the<br />

support and services the student requires in order to achieve success in school.<br />

Students pursuing a Standard <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Diploma will be required to take all of the courses and meet all of the academic<br />

requirements for graduation from high school. Students are supported with specialized instruction such as ESE Learning<br />

Strategies and ESE Social and Personal Skills classes. In addition, ESE teachers provide support facilitation within the students’<br />

general education classes for the purpose of providing academic support and to monitor progress.<br />

Learning Strategies Requirement<br />

All incoming 9 th graders will be required to take ESE Learning Strategies for a minimum of one semester. This<br />

course will teach students organizational skills and test-taking strategies. In addition, support for general education class<br />

work is provided as time allows.<br />

Students who are in 10 th grade will be placed in Learning Strategies for one semester if their GPA is below 2.5. Eleventh<br />

and 12 th graders with a GPA lower than 2.0 and/or have not passed the FCAT are required to take one semester of Learning<br />

Strategies.<br />

Note: Students not enrolled in ESE Learning Strategies class, or who do not receive classroom support from an<br />

ESE teacher will be considered for dismissal from ESE services. Students dismissed from ESE service are not eligible<br />

for FCAT waiver.<br />

Learning Strategies <strong>Curriculum</strong><br />

SIM Learning Strategies Test Taking Skills Content Enhancement<br />

Learning Styles Time Management Post- Secondary Planning<br />

Organizational Skill FCAT Prep Study Skills<br />

Career Exploration<br />

Test Preparation<br />

Social and Personal Skills-This course focuses on social and personal skills that are needed to be able to work with others<br />

successfully in the school and community and with peers and authority figures.<br />

Support Facilitation-This services involves an ESE teacher providing support in the general education classes to assist<br />

ESE students in their academic success. Focus is on core academic classes.<br />

Learning Lab-The learning lab is available for ESE student only, most days of the week. The lab is staffed by ESE teacher<br />

assistants and provides a quiet area with limited distractions for students to take tests or complete assignments.<br />

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