Wise County Schools Curriculum Guide 2012-2013

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Wise County Schools Curriculum Guide 2012-2013

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Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Table of ContentsGeneral Information .......................................................................................................................... 3Overview ............................................................................................................................................................... 3Academic and Career Planning ........................................................................................................................ 3Course Sequences ............................................................................................................................................... 3Dual Enrollment Program ................................................................................................................................. 5AIMS Higher Scholarship (Virginia Scholars Program) .................................................................. 6Sample Programs of Study .......................................................................................................................... 6Graduation Requirements .................................................................................................................... 8Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 9Advanced Studies Diploma Minimum Course & Credit Requirements.................................. 10Advanced Technical Diploma Minimum Course & Credit Requirements ............................. 13Standard Technical Diploma Minimum Course & Credit Requirements .............................. 14Modified Standard Diploma Minimum Course & Credit Requirements ................................ 15Specialized Diplomas and Certificates ................................................................................................ 18Awards for Exemplary Performance ................................................................................................... 19Course Offerings ............................................................................................................................... 21Career and Technical Education- Business ....................................................................................... 21Career and Technical Education- WCCTC .......................................................................................... 23Career and Technical Education–FCS .................................................................................................. 36English .............................................................................................................................................................. 38Fine Arts- Band ............................................................................................................................................. 43Fine Arts- Chorus ......................................................................................................................................... 45Fine Arts- Art ................................................................................................................................................. 47Foreign Language ......................................................................................................................................... 49Health & Physical Education ................................................................................................................... 52Mathematics ................................................................................................................................................... 54Science .............................................................................................................................................................. 59Social Studies ................................................................................................................................................. 64Special Education ......................................................................................................................................... 672


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013General InformationOverviewWise County Schools is committed to providing a rich curriculum to ensure that eachstudent graduates ready for college and/or career.College readiness is defined as the ability of a student to enroll in a college and be placed intocredit bearing, non-remedial college level courses. Indicators of college readiness are earning anadvanced score on the Algebra II and the English 11 SOL tests, placing into college level courseson pre-placement exams, and completing the requirements for an advanced diploma.Career readiness is defined as the ability to successfully obtain gainful employment or enter intopost-secondary training to secure employment upon graduating high school. Indicators of careerreadiness include completing a career and technical sequence of courses, earning an industrycertification, and completing the requirements for a standard technical diploma or advancedtechnical diploma.Academic and Career PlanningUpon entering 7 th grade, each student will begin an Academic and Career Plan beginning with the7 th grade class of 2011-2012. The purpose of the Academic and Career Plan will be to identifypost-secondary goals and to develop a program of study through high school to help the student tobe prepared to meet those goals. Guidance counselors will help students to identify their goalsthrough the use of interest inventories, parent input, and past school performance. Academic andCareer Plans may be updated at any time at the request of the student, but they must be updated atleast once before the student’s junior year. Parents will be asked to approve and sign the Academicand Career Plans upon completion and each update.Course SequencesThe administration and staff in Wise County Schools understand that different studentshave different needs. To that end, a variety of sequencing options are available inEnglish and Math courses to suit those needs.The math sequence most students will follow will consist of Algebra I, Algebra Functionsand Data Analysis, Algebra II, Geometry, and one or more capstone math courses. Thecapstone math courses can consist of either college dual enrollment courses or a collegereadiness math course.3


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Specific course offerings within this sequence will vary depending on the needs of thestudent. Algebra I and Geometry may be offered as one semester courses, or twosemester courses, depending on the need of the student.The general math sequence adopted by Wise County Schools helps to ensure that highschool graduates will be ready for college and career. While it is understood that not allstudents will enroll into college immediately upon graduating from high school, nationaltrends indicate more people are enrolling later in life as non-traditional students.Schools are afforded the flexibility to adjust the math sequence to meet the needs of theindividual learner. Information including past student performance, student career plans,teacher input, and parent input are considered in making such determinations.The minimum English sequence for most students is one semester of English in eachgrade. Additional classes are offered to help at risk students meet the prerequisite skillsnecessary for courses at each level. Students who have not mastered the prerequisiteswill be enrolled in yearlong English classes to provide additional instruction that willhelp them to progress towards meeting the requirements for graduation.Two semesters of dual enrollment English composition is offered to high school seniorswho have placed into those courses via the placement assessment.4


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Dual Enrollment ProgramMany of the students in Wise County pursue a program of studies which prepare them forcollege level courses while still enrolled in high school. This is advantageous to thefamilies of these students for two reasons. First, students would have the opportunity toearn college credit that would allow them to have a head start on their college career.Second, dual enrollment initiatives from Mountain Empire Community College and theWise County Board of Supervisors help to provide these courses at a minimal cost, andsometimes for free.There are two different types of dual enrollment courses offered in Wise County Schools.These categories should be selected by students based upon their post-secondaryeducational goals.The first type of dual enrollment courses is called transfer courses. These courses arecourses which should be accepted by any public two or four year college in Virginia aspart of the general education requirements for all students. Transfer courses offered byWise County Schools include five Mathematics courses, two freshman English courses,two Western Civilization courses, two Biology courses, and two Spanish courses.The second type of dual enrollment courses is called non-transfer courses. These courseswould not transfer to any college as part of the general education requirements, but wouldtransfer to specific colleges for specific degrees. Many examples of these courses arefound in our Career and Technical course offerings.5


2nd Sem2nd Sem2nd SemSenior YearSenior YearSenior Year1st Sem1st Sem1st Sem2nd Sem2nd Sem2nd SemJunior YearJunior YearJunior Year1st Sem1st Sem1st Sem2nd Sem2nd Sem2nd SemSophomore YearSophomore YearSophomore Year1st Sem1st Sem1st Sem2nd Sem2nd Sem2nd SemFreshman YearFreshman YearFreshman Year1st Sem1st Sem1st SemWise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Advanced Studies Diploma Advanced Technical Diploma Standard Technical DiplomaHEALTH & PE 9HEALTH & PE 9EARTH SCIENCE IADV ENGLISH 9 ADV ENGLISH 9 ENGLISH 9AAFDA AFDA Math ElectiveWLD HST TO 1000 WLD HST TO 1000 ALGEBRA I-ASPANISH ISPANISH IENGLISH 9BEARTH SCIENCE I EARTH SCIENCE I ALGEBRA I-BPERSONALFINANCEPERSONALFINANCEHEALTH & PE 9ALGEBRA II ALGEBRA II FL or FAHEALTH & PE 10HEALTH & PE 10HEALTH & PE 10ADV ENGLISH 10 ADV ENGLISH 10 ENGLISH 10AGEOMETRY GEOMETRY AFDAFA or CTE ELECTIVE WLD HST TO 1000BIOLOGY IWORLDGEOGRAPHYBIOLOGY IWORLDGEOGRAPHYENGLISH 10BBIOLOGY IELECTIVE CTE ELECTIVESPANISH IISPANISH IIPERSONALFINANCEADV ENGLISH 11ADV ENGLISH 11ENGLISH 11PRECAL I PRECAL I ALGEBRA IISPANISH III SPANISH III CTECHEMISTRY I CHEMISTRY I CTEPRECAL IIPRECAL IIBIOLOGY IIUS & VA HISTORY US & VA HISTORY US & VA HISTORYWestern Civilization1010Western Civilization1010Science ElectiveELECTIVE CTE ELECTIVEEnglish 111 (C)US & VA GOVERNEnglish 111 (C)US & VA GOVERNCalculus I Calculus I CTESPA 1010 SPA 1010 CTEEnglish 112 (C)Western Civilization1020English 112 (C)Western Civilization1020English 12INFORMGEOMETRYUS & VA GOVERNGEOMETRYSPA 1020 CTE ELECTIVEBiology 1010 Biology 1010 ELECTIVE7


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Graduation RequirementsThe Virginia State Board of Education establishes graduationrequirements for all students in public schools. The WiseCounty Public Schools bases its requirements on the VirginiaState Board of Education requirements.To receive a high school diploma, students must meet theminimum requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma, theAdvanced Technical Diploma, the Standard Diploma, theStandard Technical Diploma, the Modified Standard Diploma,or a Special Diploma. These diploma programs are designed to ensure that students havethe skills and knowledge necessary to continual educational options after high school orto enter the world of work. Through elective choices, students have the opportunity todesign a course of study that best prepares them for different goals. Students areencouraged to consider both educational and career goals in selecting courses.Except for the sequential electives that are required for the Standard and ModifiedStandard Diplomas, the requirements for a student to earn a diploma shall be those ineffect when that student enters the ninth grade for the first time. When students below theninth grade successfully complete courses offered for credit in grades nine throughtwelve, credit is counted toward meeting the standard units required for graduation. Toearn a verified unit of credit for the courses that have Standards of Learning (SOL) tests,students must pass the course and achieve a passing score on the end of-course SOL testfor that course or an identified substitute test as approved by the state board of education.8


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013DefinitionsStandard Unit of CreditThe standard unit of credit for graduation is based on a minimum of 140 clock hours of instructionand successful completion of the requirements of the course. A semester course receives one-halfcredit.Verified Unit of CreditA verified unit of credit for graduation is based on a minimum of 140 clock hours of instruction,successful completion of the requirements of the course, and a passing score on the end-of-courseStandards of Learning test for that course. A state-approved substitute test may be used forspecified SOL tests. (See the Substitute Tests section in Appendix A.)Student-Selected TestA student-selected test for verified credit may come from any end-of course SOL test that is notalready satisfying a required verified credit or tests in computer science, technology, or other areasas prescribed by the Virginia State Board of Education. (See the Substitute Tests section inAppendix A.)Sequential ElectivesSequential electives are defined as two years of study in a focused sequence of elective coursesleading to further education or preparation for employment. Students who are pursuing the StandardDiploma or the Modified Standard Diploma must complete two sequential credits.Fine ArtsThe following courses will meet the fine arts graduation requirement: all art courses, all musiccourses, all drama courses, Visual Language, and designated courses in the gifted program. Thecourse taken to satisfy the fine arts requirement may also serve as one of the two courses requiredto satisfy the sequential electives requirement.Career Technical EducationAll technical and career education courses and designated courses in the gifted program will meetthe career technical education graduation requirement. The course taken to satisfy the fine arts orcareer technical education requirement may also serve as one of the two courses required to satisfythe sequential electives requirement.9


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Advanced Studies Diploma Minimum Course & CreditRequirementsTo graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, a student must earn at least 28 standardunits of credit and at least nine verified units of credit. The school counselor can adviseon available courses to fulfill the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma.Please note: Your school counselor can tell you which courses are offered by your schoolto fulfill the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma.Advanced Studies Diploma Course RequirementsDiscipline AreaStandard CreditsRevised AdvancedStudies DiplomaEffective with ninthgraders in 2011-2012Verified Credits - Effectivewith ninth graders in 2000-01 and laterEnglish 4 2Mathematics 4 2Laboratory Science 4 2History & Social Sciences 4 2Foreign Languages 3Health & Physical Education 2Fine Arts or Career & TechnicalEducation1Economics and Personal Finance 1Electives 5Student Selected Test 1Total 28 910


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Credits in MathematicsEffective with the 2011-2012 academic year and beyond: Courses completed tosatisfy this requirement shall include at least three different course selections fromamong: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above thelevel of Algebra II. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement.Credits in Laboratory ScienceEffective with the 2011-2012 academic year and beyond: Courses completed tosatisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least three differentscience disciplines from among: earth sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics orcompletion of the sequence of science courses required for the InternationalBaccalaureate Diploma. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement.Credits in History and Social SciencesEffective with the 2011-2012 academic year and beyond: Courses completed tosatisfy this requirement shall include U.S. and Virginia History, U.S. and VirginiaGovernment, and two courses in either world history or geography or both. The boardshall approve courses to satisfy this requirement.Student Selected TestsEffective with the 2011-2012 academic year and beyond: A student may utilizeadditional tests for earning verified credit in computer science, technology, career ortechnical education, economics, or other areas as prescribed by the board in 8 VAC20-131-110.11


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Elective Credits- Fine Arts and Career and Technical EducationThe Standard, Advanced Studies, and Modified Standard Diplomas each contain arequirement for one standard unit of credit in Fine Arts or Career and TechnicalEducation. The Standards of Accreditation do not require that courses used tosatisfy the requirement of Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education beapproved by the Board. Therefore, local school officials should use their ownjudgment in determining which courses students take to satisfy the requirement ofa unit of credit in Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education for the Standard,Advanced Studies, and Modified Standard Diplomas.Foreign LanguageThe Advanced Studies Diploma contains a requirement for either three years ofone foreign language or two years of two languages. In March 1998, the Board ofEducation approved the provision of three years of instruction in American SignLanguage (ASL) for foreign language credit toward an Advanced StudiesDiploma; other foreign languages will satisfy this requirement as well.12


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Advanced Technical Diploma Minimum Course & CreditRequirementsBeginning with the ninth-grade class of 2011-2012 and beyond.Advanced Technical Diploma Course Requirements (8 VAC 20-131-50.)Discipline AreaStandard Units – AdvancedTechnical DiplomaVerified CreditsEnglish 4 2Mathematics 4 2Laboratory Science 4 2History & Social Science 4 2Health & Physical Education 2Foreign Language 3Fine Arts or CTE 1Economics and Personal Finance 1CTE 3ElectivesStudent Selected 1Total 28 913


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Standard Technical Diploma Minimum Course & CreditRequirementsBeginning with the ninth-grade class of 2011-2012 and beyond, a student may earn aStandard Technical Diploma.Standard Technical Diploma Course RequirementsDiscipline AreaStandard Credits –Standard Technical DiplomaVerified CreditsEnglish 4 2Mathematics 3 1Laboratory Science 3 1History & Social Science 3 1Health & Physical Education 2Fine Arts or Foreign Language 1Economics and Personal Finance 1CTE 4Electives 3Student Selected 1Total 24 614


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Courses Approved for the Standard, Standard Technical, Advanced Studies, andAdvanced Technical Diplomas – Effective with Ninth-Grade Class of 2010-2011Modified Standard Diploma Course Requirements (8 VAC 20-131-50.D)Discipline AreaStandard CreditsEnglish 4Mathematics 3Laboratory Science 2History & Social Sciences 2Health & Physical Education 2Fine Arts or Career & Technical Education 1Electives 6Total 20Credits in MathematicsCourses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include content from amongapplications of algebra, geometry, personal finance and statistics in courses thathave been approved by the Board.Credits in Laboratory SciencesCourses completed shall include content from at least two of the following:applications of earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics in courses approvedby the Board.Credits in History and Social SciencesCourses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include one unit of credit inU.S. and Virginia History and one unit of credit in U.S. and Virginia Governmentin courses approved by the Board.16


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Elective Credits- Sequential ElectivesEffective with the graduating class of 2003, students who wish to receive aStandard or Modified Standard Diploma must successfully complete twosequential electives. On February 5, 2002, the Board of Education approvedGuidelines for Sequential Electives for the Standard and Modified StandardDiploma.• Sequential electives may be in any discipline as long as the courses are notspecifically required for graduation.• Courses used to satisfy the one unit of credit in a fine arts or career andtechnical education course may be used to partially satisfy thisrequirement.• For career and technical education electives, check with the Office ofCareer and Technical Education at (804) 225-2051.• An exploratory course followed by an introductory course may not beused to satisfy the requirement.• An introductory course followed by another level of the same course ofstudy may be used.• Sequential electives do not have to be taken in consecutive years.Fine Arts and Career and Technical EducationThe Standard, Advanced Studies, and Modified Standard Diplomas each contain arequirement for one standard unit of credit in Fine Arts or Career and TechnicalEducation. The Standards of Accreditation do not require that courses used tosatisfy the requirement of Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education beapproved by the Board. Therefore, local school officials should use their ownjudgment in determining which courses students take to satisfy the requirement ofa unit of credit in Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education for the Standard,Advanced Studies, and Modified Standard Diplomas17


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Specialized Diplomas and CertificatesSpecial DiplomaThe Special Diploma is available to students with disabilities who complete therequirements of their IEP and who do not meet the requirements for otherdiplomas.General Achievement Diploma (GAD)The General Achievement Diploma is available to students 18 years or older whomeet the criteria set by the Board of Education.Superintendent's Memo – Informational #123, August 1, 2003Requirements for the General Achievement DiplomaGeneral Education Development Certificates (GED)Refer to Regulations Governing General Education Development Certificates (8VAC 20-360-10, et. seq.)Superintendent's Memo – Informational #131, June 30, 2006General Educational Development (GED) Testing Eligibility, effective July 1,2006Certificate of Program CompletionA Certificate of Program Completion is available to students who completeprescribed programs of studies defined by a local school board but who do notqualify for diplomas.18


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Awards for Exemplary PerformanceThe School Board recognizes exemplary academic performance by providing diploma seals.Criteria for awarding diploma seals are described below.Virginia Board of Education SealGovernor’s SealStudent completes program with an average of "A".Students who complete the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma with an average grade of "B"or better, and successfully complete college-level course work that will earn the student at least 9 (nine)transferable college credits in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge, ordual enrollment courses.Seal of Advanced Mathematics and TechnologyThe student must earn a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma.The student satisfies the mathematics requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma (four units of creditincluding Algebra II; two verified units of credit) with a “B” average or better in those courses, andachieves one of the following:passes an examination in a career and technical education field that confers certification from a recognizedindustry, trade, or professional association,acquires a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth ofVirginia, orpasses an examination approved by the Board of Education from the Commonwealth of Virginia thatconfers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area.Career and Technical Education Seal1. The student must earn a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma.2. The student completes a prescribed sequence of courses in a career and technical education concentration orspecialization that he/she chooses and eithero Maintains a “B” or better average in those courses, oro Passes an examination in a career and technical education concentration or specialization thatconfers certification from a recognized industry, oro acquires a professional license in a career and technical education field from theCommonwealth of Virginia19


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Excellence in Civics Education1. The student must earn a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma.2. The student completes both Virginia and United States History (or AP U.S. History) and Virginiaand United States Government (or AP U.S. Government and Politics) with a grade of B orhigher.3. The student completes 50 hours of voluntary participation in community service or extracurricularactivities. Activities that would count include:a. Volunteering for a charitable or religious organization that provides services to the poor,sick, or less fortunateb. participating in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or similar youth organizationsc. participating in JROTCd. participating in political campaigns or government internships, or Boys State, Girls State,or Model General Assemblye. participating in school-sponsored extracurricular activities that have a civics focus.4. The student must have good attendance and no disciplinary infractions as determined by local schoolboard policies.Any student who enlists in the United States military prior to graduation will be deemed to have met thiscommunity service requirement.20


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Course OfferingsCareer and Technical Education- BusinessEconomics and Personal Finance Course Code: 6120Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must faceand to make informed decisions related to career exploration,budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving,investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, andinheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and anunderstanding of economic principles will provide the basis forresponsible citizenship and career success. In addition to developingpersonal finance skills, students in the 36-week course will also studybasic occupational skills and concepts in preparation for entry-levelemployment in the field of finance. The course incorporates alleconomics and financial literacy objectives included in the Code ofVirginia §22.1-200-03B.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEKeyboarding ApplicationsThis course is designed for secondary school students to develop andenhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolinformation on a keyboard. Students compose and produce a varietyof personal, educational, and professional documents. Thecooperative education method is available for this course. Studentscombine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training inan approved position with continuing supervision throughout theschool year.AccountingStudents study the basic principles, concepts, and practices of theaccounting cycle for a service business and a merchandising business.Topics covered include analyzing transactions, journalizing andposting entries, preparing payroll records and financial statements,and managing cash systems. Ethics and professional conduct areemphasized. Students learn fundamental accounting procedures usingboth manual and electronic systems. The cooperative educationmethod is available for this course. Students combine classroominstruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved positionwith continuing supervision throughout the school year.Course Code: 6152, DE6152Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 6320, DE6320Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE21


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Computer Information SystemsStudents apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations throughword processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations,and integrated software activities. Students work individually and ingroups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks,telecommunications, and emerging technologies. The cooperativeeducation method is available for this course. Students combineclassroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in anapproved position with continuing supervision throughout the schoolyear.Word ProcessingStudents develop intermediate to advanced level word processingskills using a variety of software functions, including graphics,desktop publishing, and telecommunications. Students gaincompetence integrating other applications such as database andspreadsheet into word processing activities. Classroom experiencesalso provide for skill development in communication. Thecooperative education method is available for this course. Studentscombine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training inan approved position with continuing supervision throughout theschool year.Design, Multimedia, and Web TechnologiesStudents develop proficiency in creating desktop publications,multimedia presentations/projects, and Web sites using industrystandard application software. Students incorporate principles oflayout and design in completing publications and projects. Studentsdesign portfolios that may include business cards, newsletters, minipages,Web pages, multimedia presentations/projects, calendars, andgraphics. The cooperative education method is available for thiscourse. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Course Code: 6612, DE6612Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 6625, DE6625Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 6630, DE6630Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE22


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Career and Technical Education- WCCTCOffice Administration Course Code: 6621Students enhance word processing and communication skills as theydevelop competencies needed by administrative supportprofessionals. Students study office procedures such as informationprocessing, telecommunications, electronic record management, andfinancial records management. The cooperative education method isavailable for this course. Students combine classroom instruction andsupervised on-the-job training in an approved position withcontinuing supervision throughout the school year.Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEMedical Systems AdministrationStudents wishing to gain employment in the health care field maytake this course to learn how to use medical terminology and applyadministrative procedures necessary to be productive employees in aheath care environment. Students will learn how to manage officeactivities, enhance communication skills, identify legal and ethicalissues in heath care practices, manage financial functions, andenhance employability skills. The cooperative education method isavailable for this course. Students combine classroom instruction andsupervised on-the-job training in an approved position withcontinuing supervision throughout the school year.Course Code: 6730, DE6730Prerequisites: KeyboardingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science I Course Code: 7913Students are introduced to the JROTC curriculum, and basic U.S.citizenship rights and responsibilities are established and reinforced.Students learn leadership, history, communication techniques,disciplined study habits, management skills, first aid, drug abuseprevention, map reading, physical fitness, and workplace readinessskills. Military customs and courtesies, proper uniform wear, andpersonal appearance guidelines are followed within the leadership lab,drill, and military ceremonies.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTE23


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Military Science II Course Code: 7916Students are introduced to the JROTC curriculum, and basic U.S.citizenship rights and responsibilities are established and reinforced.Students learn leadership, history, communication techniques,disciplined study habits, management skills, first aid, drug abuseprevention, map reading, physical fitness, and workplace readinessskills. Military customs and courtesies, proper uniform wear, andpersonal appearance guidelines are followed within the leadership lab,drill, and military ceremonies.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science III Course Code: 7918Students continue to develop their leadership skills through workingas command and staff leaders. Additional communication skills aredeveloped, including methods of instruction, preparation, and properconduct of cadet-led classes. Human relations, group dynamics,orienteering, contemporary U. S. issues, and advanced militaryhistory studies are also included.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science IV Course Code: 7919Students continue to develop their leadership skills through workingas command and staff leaders. Additional communication skills aredeveloped, including methods of instruction, preparation, and properconduct of cadet-led classes. Human relations, group dynamics,orienteering, contemporary U. S. issues, and advanced militaryhistory studies are also included.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience IVAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science V Course Code: 7920Cadets continue to develop leadership techniques with emphasis onassuming command and staff functions. Character, leadershipdevelopment and theory, leadership application, foundations ofsuccess, wellness, and first aid are also included. Academic areas ofgeography, Earth science, citizenship, and American history areemphasized and reinforced. Service-learning projects and communityinvolvement are also covered at this level.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience IVAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science VI Course Code: 7922Cadets continue to develop leadership techniques with emphasis onassuming command and staff functions. Character, leadershipdevelopment and theory, leadership application, foundations ofsuccess, wellness, and first aid are also included. Academic areas ofgeography, Earth science, citizenship, and American history areemphasized and reinforced. Service-learning projects and communityinvolvement are also covered at this level.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience VAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTE24


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Military Science VII Course Code: 7924Cadets experience the culmination of their JROTC experience byapplying leadership theories and communication skills at thecommand and staff level in cadet-led classes. Foundations of success,wellness, and first aid are addressed. Academic areas of geography,Earth science, citizenship, and American history are emphasized andreinforced. Service-learning projects are implemented, andcommunity involvement is stressed with emphasis on groupdynamics, human relations, and U.S. issues.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience VIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTEMilitary Science VIII Course Code: 7926Cadets experience the culmination of their JROTC experience byapplying leadership theories and communication skills at thecommand and staff level in cadet-led classes. Foundations of success,wellness, and first aid are addressed. Academic areas of geography,Earth science, citizenship, and American history are emphasized andreinforced. Service-learning projects are implemented, andcommunity involvement is stressed with emphasis on groupdynamics, human relations, and U.S. issues.Prerequisites: MilitaryScience VIIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 CTECulinary Arts I Course Code: 8275Students practice managerial, production, and service skills used ingovernment, commercial, or independently owned institutional foodestablishments and related food industry occupations. Students plan,select, store, purchase, prepare, and serve food and food products;study basic nutrition, sanitation, and food safety; the use and care ofcommercial equipment; and the operation of institutional foodestablishments. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, andentrepreneurship opportunities within the field of culinary arts areemphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of mathematics,science, and communication when appropriate in content. Thecooperative education method is available for this course. Studentscombine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training inan approved position with continuing supervision throughout theschool year.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE25


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Culinary Arts II Course Code: 8276Culinary Arts II provides students an opportunity to refine skills inserving, dining room management, and other skills learned inCulinary Arts I. Students prepare for occupations such as chef/cook,baker/pastry helper, pastry decorator, hospitality worker, dieteticaide/assistant, food demonstrator, and entrepreneur. Critical thinking,practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities withinthe field of culinary arts are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basicskills of mathematics, science and communication when appropriatein content. The cooperative education method is available for thiscourse. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Prerequisites: Culinary Arts IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEEarly Childhood Education IStudents prepare to be primary providers of home-, family-, orinstitution-based child care services by focusing on the planning,organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learningactivities; child monitoring and supervision; record keeping; andreferral procedures. Critical thinking, practical problem solving andentrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhoodeducation are emphasized. Practical experiences (e.g., on-site lab,local daycare centers, elementary schools, other institutions) underthe supervision of the instructor are required. Students also preparefor continuing education leading to careers in early childhood fields(e.g., medical, social services, and education).The cooperativeeducation method is available for this course. Students combineclassroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in anapproved position with continuing supervision throughout the schoolyear.Early Childhood Education IIStudents focus on occupational skills needed by personnel employedin early childhood-related fields, such as education, medical/healthcare, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship.Work-based learning experiences (e.g., on-site lab, local daycarecenters, elementary schools, other institutions) under the supervisionof the instructor are required. Critical thinking, practical problemsolving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of earlychildhood education are emphasized. The cooperative educationmethod is available for this course. Students combine classroominstruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved positionwith continuing supervision throughout the school year.Course Code: 8285, DE8285Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8286, DE8286Prerequisites: EarlyChildhoodEducation IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE26


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Practical Nursing I Course Code: 8357T1,8357T2,DE8357Students learn nursing care of patients of all ages, in various stages ofsickness or wellness, and with a variety of disease conditions. Theyfocus on human anatomy, body function, communication, communityhealth, fundamental nursing skills, nutrition, drug therapy, andelementary medical-surgical nursing.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE eachAutomotive Technology I Course Code: 8506T1,8506T2In this first course of the three-course program sequence, studentslearn all aspects of repair, safety, and customer service byconcentrating on the four primary ASE/NATEF certified areas:Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electronics, and EnginePerformance. Students who successfully complete this programsequence will be prepared to take and pass the respectiveASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary educationopportunities.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE eachAutomotive Technology II Course Code: 8507T1,8507T2In this second course of the three-course program sequence, studentslearn all aspects of repair, safety, and customer service byconcentrating on the four primary ASE/NATEF certified areas:Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electronics, and EnginePerformance. Students who successfully complete this programsequence will be prepared to take and pass the respectiveASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary educationopportunities. The cooperative education method is available for thiscourse. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Prerequisites: AutomotiveTechnology IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE each27


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Building Trades I Course Code: 8515T1,8515T2Building Trades I prepares students to erect, install, maintain, andrepair buildings, and other structures using materials such as metal,wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete and composition substances.Students focus on developing skills in core safety and the masonry,carpentry, electricity, and plumbing professions.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE eachBuilding Trades II Course Code: 8516T1,8516T2Building Trades II continues to prepare students to erect, install,maintain, and repair buildings, and other structures using materialssuch as metal, wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete, and compositionsubstances. Students focus on mastering skills in core safety and themasonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing professions. Thecooperative education method is available for this course. Studentscombine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training inan approved position with continuing supervision throughout theschool year.Prerequisites: BuildingTrades IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE eachCosmetology I Course Code: 8527T1,8527T2In this introductory course, students study hair, skin, and nails andtheir related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare topractice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, usingmannequins for manipulative skill practice. The first-year courseemphasizes personal safety, professionalism, and sanitation ofequipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing andconditioning hair as well as styling and cutting hair. They also receivean introduction to manicure and pedicure procedures.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE each28


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Cosmetology II Course Code: 8528T1,8528T2In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundationin cosmetology and increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling onlive models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation,safety, and sanitation. Students are trained in safety and chemicalprocesses related to permanent waves, relaxing, soft-curling,lightening, and coloring hair. They also develop artistic skills withartificial hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, andfeet, developing expertise in providing facials, manicures, andpedicures. A business management unit focuses on managing thesalon. Competency completions prepare the student for the Virginiastate-licensing exam. The cooperative education method is availablefor this course. Students combine classroom instruction andsupervised on-the-job training in an approved position withcontinuing supervision throughout the school year.Prerequisites: Cosmetology IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 2 CTE each29


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Drafting IStudents explore drafting careers and are introduced to the theory andthe manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accuratedrawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, anddesigners. Students begin to focus on performing mechanical draftingand design operations, using CADD.Course Code: 8530, DE8530Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEDrafting IIStudents master the theory and manipulative skills necessary toproduce complete and accurate drawings based on the ideas andsketches of engineers, architects, and designers. Students focus onperforming mechanical drafting and design operations, using CADD,and exploring careers in drafting including industry certificationoptions.Course Code: 8531, DE8530Prerequisites: Drafting IAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEElectricity IStudents develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance,and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electricalsystems. They also study electrical theory, navigate the NationalElectrical Code Book, select and install conductors, and work withpanel boards, switchboards, and generators.Electricity IIStudents continue to develop skills in the installation, operation,maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrialelectrical systems. They also study electrical theory and mathematicalproblems related to electricity, navigate the National Electrical CodeBook, select and install conductors, examine lighting,communication, and power systems, and work with conduit andraceways, panel boards, switchboards, grounding systems, andgenerators. The cooperative education method is available for thiscourse. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Course Code: 8533, DE8533Prerequisites: NoneAssessment:Credits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8534, DE8534Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE30


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Computer Systems Technology IStudents enter the world of computer technology and gain practicalexperience in assembling a computer system, installing an operatingsystem, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, and using systemtools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computernetworking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore therelationships between internal and external computer components.Emphasis is placed on customer service skills and career exploration.Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify totake the A+ certification exam.Computer Systems Technology IIBuilding on the foundation of Computer Systems Technology I, thisadvanced course provides students with training in procedures foroptimizing and troubleshooting concepts for computer systems andsubsystems. Students explore wireless technologies (e.g., Bluetooth,Wi-Fi) and create and configure a network. Emphasis is placed ontechnical proficiency, skill-building, and workplace readiness. Thecourse prepares students for postsecondary education and training anda successful career in information technology. Upon successfulcompletion of the course, students may qualify to take the A+certification exam. The cooperative education method is available forthis course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervisedon-the-job training in an approved position with continuingsupervision throughout the school year.Welding IStudents learn to use gases and electric arc processes to fabricate andweld metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, andspecifications. Students will also receive all safety-related practicesand techniques including the OSHA 10 card.Course Code: 8622, DE8622Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8623, DE8623Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8672, DE8672Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEWelding IIStudents continue to apply the practices and techniques learned inWelding I using advanced welding techniques to fabricate and weldmetal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, specifications, andindustry certification.Course Code: 8673, DE8673Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE31


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Auto Body Technology I Course Code: 8676In the global automotive repair industry, there is a growing demandfor qualified auto body technicians. In this course, students are taughtnon-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students workwith a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body fillingtechniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels. In addition, studentspractice shop safety and gain career skills. Students who successfullycomplete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass therespective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondaryeducation opportunities.Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEAuto Body Technology II Course Code: 8677In the global automotive repair industry there is a growing demandfor qualified auto body technicians. In this course, students are taughtto repair, mask, and refinish auto body components and entirevehicles. In addition, they use spray guns and personal safetyequipment while applying undercoats and topcoats, working with avariety of materials, and gaining career skills. Students whosuccessfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to takeand pass the respective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared forpostsecondary education opportunities. The cooperative educationmethod is available for this course. Students combine classroominstruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved positionwith continuing supervision throughout the school year.Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECriminal Justice I Course Code: 8702Students are introduced to the principles, techniques, and practices forpursuing careers within the criminal justice services system.Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECriminal Justice II Course Code: 8703Students learn the principles, techniques, and practices for pursuingcareers within the criminal justice services system. The cooperativeeducation method is available for this course. Students combineclassroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in anapproved position with continuing supervision throughout the schoolyear.Prerequisites:Assessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE32


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Career and Technical Education- MarketingIntroduction to MarketingStudents gain an understanding of the importance of marketing intoday's society. They develop skills related to interpersonalcommunication, self-presentation, economics, marketing, sales,employability, career discovery, and ethical decision-making. Thiscourse reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/socialscience Standards of Learning (SOL). Computer/technologyapplications and DECA activities support this course. DECA, the cocurricularstudent organization, offers opportunities in leadership,community, and competitive events.Principals of Business and MarketingStudents discover the roles of business and marketing in the freeenterprise system and the global economy. Basic financial concepts ofbanking, insurance, credit, inheritance, taxation, and investments areinvestigated to provide a strong background as students prepare tomake sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. Thereal-world impact of technology, effective communication, andinterpersonal skills is evident throughout the course. This course alsosupports career development skills and explores career options.MarketingStudents examine activities in marketing and business important forsuccess in marketing employment and postsecondary education.Students will learn how products are developed, branded, and sold tobusinesses and consumers. Students will analyze industry trends andgain hands-on experience in the marketing of goods, services, andideas. Topics will include professionalism in the workplace, productplanning and positioning, promotion, pricing, selling, economicissues, and the impact of technology on the marketplace. This coursereinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/social scienceStandards of Learning (SOL). Computer/technology applications andDECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular studentorganization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, andcompetitive events. The cooperative education method is available forthis course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervisedon-the-job training in an approved position with continuingsupervision throughout the school year.Course Code: 8110, DE8110Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8115, DE8115Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTECourse Code: 8120, DE8120Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE34


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Advanced MarketingStudents build on knowledge gained in a prior Marketing course.Students participate in supervisory and management activitiesfocusing on the marketing mix, purchasing, financing, humanresources, global marketing, pricing, and emerging technologies.Students will prepare for advancement in marketing careers andpostsecondary education. This course reinforces mathematics,science, English, and history/social science Standards of Learning(SOL). Computer/technology applications and DECA activitiesenhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization,offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitiveevents. The cooperative education method is available for this course.Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Course Code: 8130, DE8130Prerequisites: MarketingAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE35


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum GuideCareer and Technical Education–FCS20122013Independent Living Course Code: 8219This course allows students to explore successful strategies for livingindependently by actively participating in practical problem solvingfocusing on relating to others (relationships) applying financial literacy managing resources in the areas of apparel, nutrition andwellness, and housing using leadership skills to reach individual goals planning for careers making consumer choices in a global environmentPrerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTELife Planning Course Code: 8227Life Planning equips students with the skills to face the challenges intoday's society. Students will develop a life-management plan whichincludes Developing Career, Community, and Life Connections;Applying Problem-Solving Processes to Life Situations; Creating andMaintaining Healthy Relationships; Developing Strategies forLifelong Career Planning; Developing a Financial Plan; ExaminingComponents of Individual and Family Wellness; and DemonstratingLeadership within the Community. Critical thinking and practicalproblem solving are emphasized through relevant life applications.The cooperative education method is available for this course.Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE36


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Nutrition and Wellness Course Code: 8229Students enrolled in Nutrition and Wellness focus on making choicesthat promote wellness and good health; analyzing relationshipsbetween psychological and social needs and food choices; choosingfoods that promote wellness; obtaining and storing food for self andfamily; preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks; selectingand using equipment for food preparation; and identifying strategiesto promote optimal nutrition and wellness of society. Criticalthinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurshipopportunities within the area of nutrition and wellness areemphasized. The cooperative education method is available for thiscourse. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-jobtraining in an approved position with continuing supervisionthroughout the school year.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTEParenting Course Code: 8232Students enrolled in Parenting focus on assessing the impact of theparenting role in society; taking responsibility for individual growthwithin the parenting role; preparing for a healthy emotional andphysical beginning for parent and child; meeting developmental needsof children and adolescents; building positive parent-childrelationships; using positive guidance and discipline to promote selfdiscipline,self-respect, and socially responsible behavior; obtainingparenting information, support, and assistance; and planning waysthat families and society can share in nurturing children andadolescents. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, andentrepreneurship opportunities within the area of parentingresponsibilities and education are emphasized. Teachers highlight thebasic skills of mathematics, science, and communication whenappropriate in content. The cooperative education method is availablefor this course. Students combine classroom instruction andsupervised on-the-job training in an approved position withcontinuing supervision throughout the school year.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: IndustryCertification/LicensureAssessmentCredits: 1 CTE37


EnglishWise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013English Grade 9 Course Code: 1130The ninth-grade student will plan, present, and critique dramaticreadings of literary selections. Knowledge of literary terms and formswill be applied in the student’s own writing and in the analysis ofliterature. The student will be introduced to significant literary works.Increased requirements for research and reporting in all subjects willbe supported by the use of print, electronic databases, onlineresources, and a standard style sheet method to cite reference sources.The student will distinguish between reliable and questionableInternet sources. Writing will encompass narrative, literary,expository, and informational forms, with particular attention toanalysis. The student will demonstrate correct use of language,spelling, and mechanics by applying grammatical conventions inwriting and speaking.Prerequisites: English 8Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 EnglishEnglish 9A Course Code: 1515English 9A and English 9B are designed to be offered jointly, withEnglish 9A in the fall semester and English 9B in the spring semester.This sequence of classes covers the same content as English 9, but ina more student centric manner for students who have demonstratedthe need for additional academic support.Prerequisites: English 8Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 electiveEnglish 9BEnglish 9A and English 9B are designed to be offered jointly, withEnglish 9A in the fall semester and English 9B in the spring semester.This sequence of classes covers the same content as English 9, but ina more student centric manner for students who have demonstratedthe need for additional academic support.Advanced English 9This course concentrates on the same writing, grammar, and literaryskills as the regular English 9 course, but it is a faster-paced, morerigorous course. Designed to prepare the student for an easiertransition into college, the course is organized around more classdiscussion and seminar-type setting.Course Code: 1130RPrerequisites: English 9BAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 EnglishCourse Code: 1130APrerequisites: English 8Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 English38


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013English Grade 10 Course Code: 1140The tenth-grade student will become a skilled communicator in smallgrouplearning activities. The student will read and critique literaryworks from a variety of eras and cultures. Attention will be given tothe analysis of consumer information, such as labels, owners’manuals, warranties, and contracts. The student will critique thewriting of peers and professionals, using analysis to improve writingskills. The student will continue to build research skills by creditingsources and presenting information in a format appropriate forcontent. Grammar knowledge will be expanded as the studentpresents, writes, and edits materials, applying the conventions oflanguage.Prerequisites: English 9Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 EnglishEnglish 10A Course Code: 1516English 10A and English 10B are designed to be offered jointly, withEnglish 10A in the fall semester and English 10B in the springsemester. This sequence of classes covers the same content asEnglish 10, but in a more student centric manner for students whohave demonstrated the need for additional academic support.Prerequisites: English 9Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 electiveEnglish 10BEnglish 10A and English 10B are designed to be offered jointly, withEnglish 10A in the fall semester and English 10B in the springsemester. This sequence of classes covers the same content asEnglish 10, but in a more student centric manner for students whohave demonstrated the need for additional academic support.Advanced English 10This course concentrates on the same writing, grammar, and literaryskills as the regular English 10 course, but it is a faster-paced, morerigorous course. Designed to prepare the student for an easiertransition into college, the course is organized around more classdiscussion and seminar-type setting.Course Code: 1140RPrerequisites: English 10AAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 EnglishCourse Code: 1140APrerequisites: English 9Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 English39


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013English Grade 11 Course Code: 1150The eleventh-grade student will be able to make and analyzeinformative and persuasive oral presentations, with attention to theaccuracy of evidence and the effectiveness of delivery. The study ofboth classic and contemporary American literature will enhance thestudent’s appreciation for literature. The student will be able toidentify the prevalent themes and characterizations present inAmerican literature, which are reflective of the history and culture.The student will be able to write clear and accurate personal,professional, and informational correspondence and reports forresearch and other applications. Grammar development will continuethrough the application of rules for sentence formation, usage,spelling, and mechanics. The student will develop informative andpersuasive compositions by locating, evaluating, synthesizing, andciting applicable information with careful attention to organizationand accuracy.Prerequisites: English 10Assessment: SOL TestCredits: 1 EnglishAdvanced English 11This course concentrates on the same writing, grammar, and literaryskills as the regular English 11 course, but it is a faster-paced, morerigorous course. Designed to prepare the student for an easiertransition into college, the course is organized around more classdiscussion and seminar-type setting.Course Code: 1150APrerequisites: English 10Assessment: SOL TestCredits: 1 EnglishEnglish Grade 12 Course Code: 1160The twelfth-grade student will use organizational skills, audienceawareness, appropriate vocabulary and grammar, and both verbal andnonverbal presentation skills to plan and deliver an effective 5 to 10minute oral presentation. The student will analyze British literatureand literature of other cultures, with attention to the many classicworks which may be studied. Writing will include the production ofinformational and expository papers, which are organized logicallyand contain clear and accurate ideas. The student will also produce awell-documented major research paper, using a standard method ofdocumentation. The student will demonstrate advanced knowledge ofgrammatical conventions through writing, editing, and speaking.Prerequisites: English 11Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 English40


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013English 111 Course Code: DE 1600Dual enrollment course which will fulfill the requirement for English12 when taken in conjunction with English 112. Introduces studentsto critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing.Through the writing process, students refine topics; develop andsupport ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriateresources; edit for effective style and usage; and determineappropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, andpurposes. Writing activities will include exposition andargumentation with at least one researched essay.Prerequisites: COMPASSPlacementAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 elective (3CollegiateCredits)English 112Dual enrollment course which will fulfill the requirement for English12 when taken in conjunction with English 111. Continues todevelop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays,argumentation, and research, developing these competencies throughthe examination of a range of texts about the human experience.Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sourcesand effectively edit for style and usage.Course Code: DE1601Prerequisites: ENG 111Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 English (3CollegiateCredits)Appalachian Literature Course Code: 1517This course will focus on the study of early Appalachian literaturewith influences from cultures, geography, languages, and migration.During this study, students will have hands-on experience withinterview, song (musical heritage), and genealogy. The students willread novels, short stories, and poetry, as well as develop the art ofstory-telling.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 electiveCreative Writing Course Code: 1171This course focuses on the writing process and allows students topursue their creative talents in that arena. Students will write for avariety of purposes and share their work with others.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 electiveHigh School Developmental Reading I Course Code: 1181The purpose of this course is to provide additional reading instructionfor those students who are not reading on grade level.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 elective41


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013High School Developmental Reading II Course Code: 1182This course is a continuation of High School Developmental ReadingI that is intended to further develop the reading ability of studentswho are not reading on grade level.Prerequisites: High SchoolDevelopmentalReading IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 electivePhotojournalism I Course Code: 1215This course is an elective offered to 11 th grade students who wish tobe involved in producing a yearbook and school newspaper. It coversvarious aspects of writing, editing, design, photography, andpromotion. This class requires some summer and after-school work.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 electivePhotojournalism II Course Code: 1216This course is an elective offered to 12 th grade students who wish tobe involved in producing a yearbook and school newspaper. Itcovers various aspects of writing, editing, design, photography, andpromotion. This class requires some summer and after-schoolwork.Prerequisites: PhotojournalismIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 elective42


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Fine Arts- BandMusic Appreciation Course Code: 9222This class will introduce and explore music through performance onvarious musical instruments and the study of musical theater.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtBand I Course Code: 9232Students will begin instruction on a band or string instrument of theirchoice. Instruction begins at any grade level and continues until theskill levels are mastered. Students will demonstrate proper care of theinstrument and will be familiar with the technology of the instrument.They will demonstrate basic positions, tone production, andfingerings, and will count, read, and perform the beginning level ofmusic being studied (VBODA Solo Repertoire, Level 1-2). Teacherswill use available standard method books to deliver instruction ineither homogeneous or heterogeneous class settings with limitedensemble work.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtBand II Course Code: 9233Developing basic musicianship skills continues to be a priority at theIntermediate Level. Students will begin to use more articulations andbowings, perform scales and music in more difficult key signatures,demonstrate shifting and vibrato, and perform music at anintermediate level of difficulty (VBODA Solo Repertoire, Level 2-4).Ensemble skills will become more developed as students participatein band and orchestral settings. Students will describe conceptscommon to music and other disciplines, and will be involved indiscussing various cultures, styles, composers, and historical periods.Prerequisites: Band IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art43


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Band III Course Code: 9234Students at the Advanced Level (VBODA Solo Repertoire, Level 4-5)will participate regularly in an orchestra or band setting. Technicaland expressive skills will increase in difficulty as the studentdemonstrates a variety of articulations, bowings, positions, alternatefingerings, and vibrato while playing the required scales, arpeggios,and rudiments in more complex rhythmic patterns. Percussionstudents will become more proficient in the use of mallet instruments,timpani, and auxiliary instruments. Advanced instrumental studentswill perform, discuss, and critically evaluate characteristics of moreelaborate music compositions. Students will discuss relationshipsbetween music concepts and other disciplines, and be involved indiscussing various cultures, styles, composers, and historical periods.Prerequisites: Band IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtBand IV Course Code: 9237Students who perform at the Artist Level (VBODA Solo Repertoire,Level 5-6) have built upon the previous skill levels of Beginning,Intermediate, and Advanced. The Artist Level instrumental studentwill perform, discuss, and critically evaluate characteristics of moreelaborate music compositions. The students will analyze conceptscommon to music and other disciplines and will be involved in thestudy of aural examples of music representing a variety of cultures,styles, and historical periods.Prerequisites: Band IIIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtBand V Course Code: 9238This course is a continuation of Band IV, which helps students tofurther their performance ability.Prerequisites: Band IVAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtSmall Instrument Ensemble Course Code: 9250The high school Small Ensemble music standards extend thestudy of music concepts and are applicable to performancemusic courses. Students will continue to develop skills inreading and understanding music notation and to explore theexpression and organization of musical ideas. The study ofmusic as it relates to human experience and the student’s abilityto make aesthetic judgments are also a part of the high schoolstandards. Students will have the ability to learn different genre,traditional music, jazz, rock, blues. Any combination ofinstrumentation may be used in this setting.Prerequisites: InstructorRecommendationAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art44


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Fine Arts- ChorusChorus I Course Code: 9260The Beginning Level standards are designed for studentsexperiencing their first vocal/choral class. Beginning choral studentsmay be found at any grade level within the elementary, middle, andsecondary school setting, as prescribed by the local school district.The Beginning Level standards emphasize fundamental vocaldevelopment, traditional notation, and the introduction to ensemblesinging. These standards require performance, creativity, andinvestigation at a fundamental level. Opportunities are provided forstudents to explore the relationship between music and the other finearts and between music and disciplines outside the arts.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtChorus II Course Code: 9285The Intermediate Level standards are designed for students who haveachieved competency in beginning vocal/choral skills. Emphasis isplaced on the continuing development of vocal production techniquesand ensemble participation. The standards require performance,creativity, and investigation at a level of increased ability, as well asan understanding and application of traditional music notation.Opportunities are continued for students to explore the relationshipbetween music and the other fine arts and between music anddisciplines outside of the arts.Prerequisites: Chorus IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtChorus III Course Code: 9289The Advanced Level student will continue to acquire proficiency inensemble singing and will begin to develop competency in individualperformance. Singing with refined expressive qualities, the studentwill perform vocal/choral selections and sight-reading material ofincreased levels of difficulty. Students will demonstrate expandedabilities in performance, creativity, and analytical investigation andwill gain experiential knowledge of leadership and evaluative skills ingroup and individual settings. Opportunities are continued forstudents to explore the relationship between music and otherdisciplines.Prerequisites: Chorus IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art45


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Chorus IV Course Code: 9290The student at the Artist Level will acquire refined musicianshipskills in individual and ensemble performance. The student willcontinue to develop the ability to evaluate music performances andarticulate preferences and choices through the use of cognitive skillsand analytical thinking. Connections with music in the communityand the world will be expanded, and an individual performanceportfolio will be developed. Competency in solo and/or ensemblesinging and the use of foreign languages will assist in preparing thesinger for future musical and vocal development and careeropportunities. Increasing awareness of the interrelation among music,the other fine arts, and other disciplines will be emphasized.Prerequisites: Chorus IIIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtSmall Vocal Ensemble Course Code: 9280The high school Small Ensemble music standards extend thestudy of music concepts and are applicable to performancemusic courses. Students will continue to develop skills inreading and understanding music notation and to explore theexpression and organization of musical ideas. The study ofmusic as it relates to human experience and the student’s abilityto make aesthetic judgments are also a part of the high schoolstandardsPrerequisites: InstructorRecommendationAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art46


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Fine Arts- ArtArt I/Art Foundations Course Code: 9120The Art I standards emphasize the development of abilities torecognize visual arts content, concepts, and skills to create, discuss,and understand original works of art. The standards represent athematic approach to visual communication and production, culturalcontext and art history, judgment and criticism, and aesthetics throughwhich students will develop understanding and appreciation for thevisual arts. Students will maintain a portfolio documenting theiraccomplishments. Students will select representative work to take tothe next level of study. By the time students complete Art IV, theculminating portfolio will demonstrate quality, breadth of experience,technical skill, concentration, and growth over time.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtArt II/Intermediate Course Code: 9130The Art II standards are designed to help students extend and refineabilities to investigate and respond to the visual arts. The standardsemphasize the importance of content, concepts, and skills involved inthe creation of original works of art. The standards introduce achronological approach to visual communication and production,cultural context and art history, judgment and criticism, and aestheticsthat enhance student understanding of the ways in which art functionswithin a multicultural society. Students will continue to maintain aportfolio and select representative work to take to the next level ofstudy.Prerequisites: Art IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine ArtArt III/Advanced Intermediate Course Code: 9140The Art III standards continue the emphasis on development ofabilities to organize and analyze visual arts content, concepts, andskills in creating works of art. The focus on art history, criticalevaluation, and aesthetics is increased and includes cultural andstylistic issues and creative problem solving. Study at this levelaffords students the opportunity to develop a personal direction in theproduction of their works of art or to further their academic study inthe visual arts. Selected works of art and other products will be addedto the portfolio and carried forward to the next level of study.Prerequisites: Art IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art47


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Art IV/Advanced Course Code: 9145The Art IV standards are designed to help students reinforcecompetence and confidence in skills of analysis, evaluation, andcreation of works of art. Content and concepts associated with artcriticism and aesthetics are central to the refinement of art productionskills, and the student-directed approach at this level richly enhancespersonal expressive abilities. Visual communication and production,cultural context and art history, judgment and criticism, and aestheticsremain the foundation areas of the standards, and an advanced levelof performance in each is expected. The students will continue tomaintain a portfolio, and the culminating portfolio must give evidenceof quality, concentration, and breadth of work produced throughoutthe high school art program.Prerequisites: Art IIIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Fine Art48


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum GuideForeign Language20122013FRENCH CONVERSATION & CULTURE I Course Code: 5105In this course, students will explore the cultural heritage of the Frenchpeople.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 electiveFRENCH I Course Code: 5110In level I French classes, students learn to communicate in real-lifecontexts about topics that are meaningful to them. To developstudents’ communicative competence, emphasis is placed on use ofFrench in the classroom and on use of authentic materials to learnabout the culture. Rather than isolating grammar in a separate strand,it is integrated into instruction according to the vocabulary andstructures needed in the various situations in which students arerequired to function. Through the language learning process, studentsdevelop a greater understanding of the structure of their own languageand the unique aspects of their own culture. An important componentof learning French is using the language in the real world beyond theclassroom setting.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguageFRENCH II Course Code: 5120In French II, students continue to develop their communicativecompetence by interacting orally and in writing with other Frenchspeakers, understanding oral and written messages in French, andmaking oral and written presentations in French. They begin to showa greater level of accuracy when using basic language structures, andthey are exposed to more complex features of the French language.They continue to focus on communicating about their immediateworld and daily activities. They read material on familiar topics andwrite short, directed compositions. Emphasis continues to be placedon use of French in the classroom as well as on use of authenticmaterials to learn about francophone cultures.Prerequisites: French IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguage49


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013FRENCH III Course Code: 5130In French III, students continue to develop their communicativecompetence by interacting orally and in writing with other Frenchspeakers, understanding oral and written messages in French, andmaking oral and written presentations in French. They communicateon a variety of topics at a level commensurate with their study, usingmore complex structures in French and moving from concrete to moreabstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of the authenticmaterials that they listen to and read and are able to identifysignificant details when the topics are familiar. Students develop theability to discuss in French topics related to historical andcontemporary events and issues.Prerequisites: French IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguageSPANISH CONVERSATION& CULTURE I Course Code: 5505In this course, students will explore the cultural heritage of Spanishspeaking peoples.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveSPANISH I Course Code: 5510In level I Spanish classes, students learn to communicate in real-lifecontexts about topics that are meaningful to them. To developstudents’ communicative competence, emphasis is placed on use ofSpanish in the classroom and on use of authentic materials to learnabout the culture. Rather than isolating grammar in a separate strand,it is integrated into instruction according to the vocabulary andstructures needed in the various situations in which students arerequired to function. Through the language learning process, studentsdevelop a greater understanding of the structure of their own languageand the unique aspects of their own culture. An important componentof learning Spanish is using the language in the real world beyond theclassroom setting.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguage50


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013SPANISH II Course Code: 5520In Spanish II, students continue to develop their communicativecompetence by interacting orally and in writing with other Spanishspeakers, understanding oral and written messages in Spanish, andmaking oral and written presentations in Spanish. They begin toshow a greater level of accuracy when using basic languagestructures, and they are exposed to more complex features of theSpanish language.Prerequisites: Spanish IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguageSPANISH III Course Code: 5530In Spanish III, students continue to develop their communicativecompetence by interacting orally and in writing with other Spanishspeakers, understanding oral and written messages in Spanish, andmaking oral and written presentations in Spanish. They communicateon a variety of topics at a level commensurate with their study, usingmore complex structures in Spanish and moving from concrete tomore abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of theauthentic materials that they listen to and read and are able to identifysignificant details when the topics are familiar. Students develop theability to discuss in Spanish topics related to historical andcontemporary events and issues.Prerequisites: Spanish IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguageSPANISH IV-DUAL ENROLLMENT SPANISH 101Introduces understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills andemphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include anadditional hour of oral drill and practice per week.Course Code: DE5540Prerequisites: Spanish III,CollegePlacementAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguageSPANISH V-DUAL ENROLLMENT SPANISH 102Introduces understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills andemphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include anadditional hour of oral drill and practice per week.Course Code: DE5550Prerequisites: Spanish IV,CollegePlacementAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ForeignLanguage51


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Health & Physical EducationHEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 Course Code: 7300Students complete the transition from modified versions of movementforms to more complex applications across all types of physicalactivities. They demonstrate the ability to use basic skills, strategies,and tactics. Students demonstrate more specialized knowledge inidentifying and applying key movement concepts and principles.They assess their skill performance and develop a personal physicalactivity program aimed at improving it. They apply theirunderstanding of personal fitness to lifelong participation in physicalactivity. Students demonstrate independence of others in makingchoices, respect all others, avoid conflict but are able to resolve itappropriately, and use elements of fair play and ethical behavior inphysical activity settings. Students demonstrate the ability to plan forand improve components of fitness and achieve and maintain ahealth-enhancing level of personal fitness.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 PEHEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 Course Code: 7405Students in grade ten are proficient in all fundamental movementskills and skill combinations and are competent in self-selectedphysical activities that they are likely to participate in throughout life.They understand and apply key movement and fitness principles andconcepts for all activities in which they demonstrate competence.Students are good leaders and good followers, respect others, andanticipate and avoid unsafe physical activity situations. They developthe ability to understand and anticipate how physical activity interestsand abilities change across a lifetime. Students demonstratecompetency in at least three lifelong physical activities and plan,implement, self-assess, and modify a personal fitness plan. Studentsare prepared to lead a physically active lifestyle.Prerequisites: Health & PE 9Assessment: EXAMCredits: 1 PEHEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11 / 12 Course Code: 7510Elective physical education provides students with the opportunityto participate in physical activities for specific purposes. Options foroffering specialized-movement courses can be configured. Studentswill select areas of concentration to study.Prerequisites: Health & PE 9& 10Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 Elective52


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013LIFE TIME SPORTS Course Code: 7600This course is designed to help students develop an appreciation forphysical activities that will help them to maintain healthy bodiesthroughout their life. Activities will focus on sports activities thatstudents can continue in their post high school lives.Prerequisites: Health & PE 9Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveWEIGHT LIFTING & CONDITIONING Course Code: 7610This course is designed to encourage students to maintain a physicallyactive lifestyle. Emphasis will be placed on understanding therelationship of movement and fitness principles to improved sportsperformance and fitness. Focus areas include weight training andconditioning, individual sports, team sports, and dance.Prerequisites: Health & PE 9Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveATHLETIC TRAINING & PRINCIPALS OF COACHING Course Code: 7660This course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge ofspecific physical activity. Emphasis will be placed on independentdesign of personal activity plans, improved proficiency of sportspecificmovements, and an understanding of rules and strategies ofspecific sports. Focus areas include weight training and conditioning,individual sports, team sports, and dance.Prerequisites: Health & PE 9& 10Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 Elective53


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum GuideMathematics20122013ALGEBRA I Course Code: 3130This is the initial high school math course. Course topics include: thelanguage of algebra, order of operations, properties, real numbers,solving linear equations, graphing relations and functions, analyzinglinear equations using slope, linear equations, linear inequalities,systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic functions,radical functions, and statistics. After completion of this course, thestudent should successfully pass the SOL in Algebra I.Prerequisites: Math 8Assessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathALGEBRA I-A Course Code: 3131Algebra I-A is the first of the two-part option for Algebra students.Course topics include: the language of algebra, order of operations,properties, real numbers, solving linear equations, graphing relationsand functions, and analyzing linear equations using slope. Aftercompletion of Algebra I-A, the student will be enrolled in Algebra I-Bwhich will allow him/her to complete the Algebra I course.Prerequisites: Math 8Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveALGEBRA I-B Course Code: 3132Algebra I-B is a continuation of Algebra IA. Course topics include:review of Algebra I-A, linear equations, linear inequalities, systems ofequations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic functions, radicalfunctions, and statistics. After completion of Algebra IB, the studentshould successfully pass the SOL in Algebra I.Prerequisites: Algebra I-AAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathALGEBRA, FUNCTIONS, AND DATA ANALYSIS Course Code: 3134Algebra, Functions and Data Analysis provides an opportunity formathematical ideas to be developed in the context of real-worldproblems. Students will be asked to collect and analyze univariate andbivariate data using a variety of statistics and analytical tools. Theywill learn to attach functional algebra to statistics, allowing for thepossibility of standardizing and analyzing data through the use ofmathematical models. Students will use transformational graphingand the regression capabilities of graphing calculators to findregression equations, and they will use them to analyze the data andto predict the placement of data points between and beyond givendata points.Prerequisites: Algebra IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Math54


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013ALGEBRA II Course Code: 3135The second year course in algebra reviews the ideas andconcepts taught in Algebra I and then the course focuses on aserious investigation of advanced algebraic concepts including:quadratic equations, systems of equations, complex numbers,conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, matricesand determinants, probability and statistics, and trigonometricfunctions.Prerequisites: AFDAAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathALGEBRA II-AAlgebra II-A is the first half of the yearlong option for AlgebraII. These courses are designed to provide extra support tostudents who may need extended time to learn the Algebra IIcontent.ALGEBRA II-BAlgebra II-B is the second half of the yearlong option forAlgebra II. These courses are designed to provide extra supportto students who may need extended time to learn the Algebra IIcontent.Course Code: 3201APrerequisites: AFDAAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathCourse Code: 3135BPrerequisites: AFDAAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathCOLLEGE READINESS MATH Course Code: 3136This course is designed to ensure that students are prepared toenroll in college level math, either as dual enrollment in highschool or after graduation in college.Prerequisites: PlacementTestAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 MathGEOMETRY Course Code: 3143This is the one semester option for Geometry students. Coursetopics include points, lines, planes, angles, reasoning and logic,parallel lines, congruent triangles, applying congruent triangles,proof theory, right triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, area,surface/lateral area, volume, and transformations. Aftercompletion of this course, students should be able tosuccessfully master the Virginia SOL test for geometry andenter Algebra II.Prerequisites: Algebra IIAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 Math55


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013GEOMETRY-A Course Code: 3144Geometry-A is the first of the two-part option for Geometrystudents. This course is intended to serve as preparation forgeometry and its related SOL test. Course topics includepoints, lines, planes, angles, reasoning and logic, parallel lines,congruent triangles, applying congruent triangles, proof theory,and right triangles. After successful completion of this coursestudents should be prepared to enter Geometry-B andsuccessfully complete the Geometry SOL test.Prerequisites: Algebra IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveGEOMETRY-B Course Code: 3145Geometry-B is a continuation of the material covered in Geometry-A.This course counts as a high school math credit and its curriculum isaligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning for geometry.Course topics include right triangle trigonometry, quadrilaterals,circles, area, surface/lateral area, volume, and transformations. Aftercompletion of this course, students should be able to successfullymaster the Virginia SOL test for Geometry and enter Algebra II.Prerequisites: Geometry-AAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 MathMATH ANALYSIS Course Code: 3162Students enrolled in Mathematical Analysis are assumed to havemastered Algebra II concepts and have some exposure totrigonometry. Mathematical Analysis develops students’understanding of algebraic and transcendental functions,parametric and polar equations, sequences and series, andvectors.Prerequisites: Algebra IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 MathPRE-CAL I- MTH 163This is a Dual-Enrollment course. The course presents college algebra,matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.Course Code: DE3162Prerequisites: CollegePlacementTestAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 Math(3 CollegiateCredits)56


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013ELEMENTARY STATISTICS- MTH 157This is a Dual-Enrollment course. Elementary Statistics presents basicconcepts and techniques for collecting and analyzing data, drawingconclusions, and making predictions. Applications may be drawn froma wide variety of disciplines ranging from the social sciences ofpsychology and sociology to education, allied health fields, business,economics, engineering, the humanities, the physical sciences,journalism, communications, and liberal arts. Students should be ableto design an experiment, collect appropriate data, select and usestatistical techniques to analyze the data, and develop and evaluateinferences based on the data.Course Code: DE3190Prerequisites: CollegePlacementTestAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 Math(3 CollegiateCredits)PRE-ALGEBRA Course Code: 3199This course is designed to support 9 th grade students who enter highschool who have not achieved the prerequisite skills required inAlgebra I.Prerequisites: Math 7Math 8 orPlacementAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveMATH REMEDIATION Course Code: 3200This class is designed to provide math support to students whodemonstrate the need. This class may be offered in conjunction withanother math course.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 ElectivePRE-CAL II- MTH 164This is a Dual-Enrollment course through Mountain EmpireCommunity College. The course presents trigonometry, analyticgeometry, and sequences and series.Course Code: DE3230Prerequisites: Pre-Cal IAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 Math(3 CollegiateCredits)CALCULUS I- MTH 273This is a Dual-Enrollment course. The course presents topics indifferential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits,derivatives, differentials, definite and indefinite integrals andapplications to algebraic and transcendental functions.Course Code: DE3231Prerequisites: Pre-Cal IIAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 Math(3 CollegiateCredits)57


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013CALCULUS II- MTH 274This is a Dual-Enrollment course through Mountain EmpireCommunity College. The course covers vectors in three dimensions,definite integrals, methods of integration, indeterminate forms, partialdifferentiation, and multiple integrals.Course Code: DE3232Prerequisites: Calculus IAssessment: Final ExamCredits: 1 Math(3 CollegiateCredits)58


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013ScienceEarth Science Course Code: 4210The Earth Science standards connect the study of the Earth’scomposition, structure, processes, and history; its atmosphere, freshwater, and oceans; and its environment in space. The standardsemphasize historical contributions in the development of scientificthought about the Earth and space. The standards stress theinterpretation of maps, charts, tables, and profiles; the uses oftechnology to collect, analyze, and report data; and the utilization ofscience skills in systematic investigation. Problem solving anddecision making are an integral part of the standards, especially asthey relate to the costs and benefits of utilizing the Earth’s resources.Major topics of study include plate tectonics, the rock cycle, Earthhistory, the oceans, the atmosphere, weather and climate, and thesolar system and universe.The Earth Science standards continue to focus on student growth inunderstanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines theidea that explanations of nature are developed and tested usingobservation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematicprocesses. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientificexplanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules ofevidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, andexperimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are subjectto refinement and change with the addition of new scientific evidence.The nature of science includes the concept that science can provideexplanations about nature, can predict potential consequences ofactions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 ScienceAstronomy Course Code: 4260Astronomy is the study of the solar system, sun, and stars, structure ofthe universe, and the dynamic nature of the cosmos. The courseincludes investigations of the physical world, studies of newastronomical discoveries, hypotheses and conclusions regarding newand evolving ideas, and key scientific principles of a vast universe.Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Science59


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Biology I Course Code: 4310The Biology standards are designed to provide students with adetailed understanding of living systems. Emphasis continues to beplaced on the skills necessary to examine alternative scientificexplanations, actively conduct controlled experiments, analyze andcommunicate information, and gather and use information inscientific literature. The history of biological thought and theevidence that supports it are explored, providing the foundation forinvestigating biochemical life processes, cellular organization,mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms,and the change in organisms through time. The importance ofscientific research that validates or challenges ideas is emphasized atthis level. All students are expected to achieve the content of thebiology standards.The Biology standards continue to focus on student growth inunderstanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines theidea that explanations of nature are developed and tested usingobservation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematicprocesses. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientificexplanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules ofevidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, andexperimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are subjectto refinement and change with the addition of new scientific evidence.The nature of science includes the concept that science can provideexplanations about nature, can predict potential consequences ofactions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.Prerequisites: Earth ScienceAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 ScienceBiology II/Zoology Course Code: 4320Zoology is a taxonomic survey of both invertebrate and vertebratephyla emphasizing diversity, key anatomical, physiological, andecological features. This class also includes an introduction to theevolution and natural history of all six kingdoms.Prerequisites: Biology IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ScienceBiology II/Anatomy Course Code: 4330This course centers on anatomy as it relates to the overall workings ofthe human body.Prerequisites: Biology IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Science60


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Biology II/Ecology Course Code: 4340Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the study of anorganism’s interaction with its environment. It focuses on therelationship between humans and the world around them. The coursestudies how the environment affects the quality of human life andhow humans affect the environment.Prerequisites: Biology IAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ScienceChemistry I Course Code: 4410The Chemistry standards are designed to provide students with adetailed understanding of the interaction of matter and energy. Thisinteraction is investigated through the use of laboratory techniques,manipulation of chemical quantities, and problem-solvingapplications. Scientific methodology is employed in experimental andanalytical investigations, and concepts are illustrated with practicalapplications that should include examples from environmental,nuclear, organic, and biochemistry content areas.Technology, including graphing calculators, computers, andprobeware, are employed where feasible. Students will understandand use safety precautions with chemicals and equipment. Thestandards emphasize qualitative and quantitative study of substancesand the changes that occur in them. In meeting the chemistrystandards, students will be encouraged to share their ideas, use thelanguage of chemistry, discuss problem-solving techniques, andcommunicate effectively.Prerequisites: Biology,Algebra IIAssessment: SOLCredits: 1 ScienceThe Chemistry standards continue to focus on student growth inunderstanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines theidea that explanations of nature are developed and tested usingobservation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematicprocesses. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientificexplanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules ofevidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, andexperimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are subjectto refinement and change with the addition of new scientific evidence.The nature of science includes the concept that science can provideexplanations about nature, can predict potential consequences ofactions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.61


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Chemistry II Course Code: 4420Chemistry II is an advanced chemistry course designed to further thestudent’s understanding of the interactions of matter and energy. Inthis course, students should expect to encounter a rigorous curriculumwith heavy reliance on experimentation.Prerequisites: Chemistry IAssessment:Credits: 1 SciencePhysics Course Code: 4510The Physics standards emphasize a more complex understanding ofexperimentation, the analysis of data, and the use of reasoning andlogic to evaluate evidence. The use of mathematics, including algebraand trigonometry, is important, but conceptual understanding ofphysical systems remains a primary concern. Students build on basicphysical science principles by exploring in depth the nature andcharacteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter. Keyareas covered by the standards include force and motion, energytransformations, wave phenomena and the electromagnetic spectrum,light, electricity, fields, and non-Newtonian physics. The standardsstress the practical application of physics in other areas of science andtechnology and how physics affects our world.The Physics standards continue to focus on student growth inunderstanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines theidea that explanations of nature are developed and tested usingobservation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematicprocesses. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientificexplanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules ofevidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, andexperimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are subjectto refinement and change with the addition of new scientificevidence. The nature of science includes the concept that science canprovide explanations about nature, can predict potential consequencesof actions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.Prerequisites: Chemistry,Algebra IIAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ScienceBiology 101Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from themolecular level to the ecological community with emphasis ongeneral biological principles. Introduces the diversity of livingorganisms, their structure, function and evolution.Course Code: DE4700Prerequisites: CollegePlacement TestAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 Science (3CollegiateCredits)62


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013Biology 102Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from themolecular level to the ecological community with emphasis ongeneral biological principles. Introduces the diversity of livingorganisms, their structure, function and evolution.Course Code: DE4701Prerequisites: Biology 102Assessment: ExamCredits: 1 Science (3CollegiateCredits)63


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum GuideSocial Studies20122013WORLD GEOGRAPHY Course Code: 2210The focus of this course is the study of the world’s peoples, places,and environments, with an emphasis on world regions. Theknowledge, skills, and perspectives of the course are centered on theworld’s peoples and their cultural characteristics, landforms andclimates, economic development, and migration and settlementpatterns. Spatial concepts of geography will be used as a frameworkfor studying interactions between humans and their environments.Using geographic resources, students will employ inquiry, research,and technology skills to ask and answer geographic questions.Particular emphasis will be placed on students’ understanding andapplying geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneSOL1 HistoryWORLD HISTORY Course Code: 2341In this course students will explore the historical development ofpeople, places, and patterns of life from ancient times until 1500A.D. (C.E.) in terms of the impact on Western civilization.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneSOL1 HistoryU.S. 20 th CENTURY HISTORY Course Code: 2387An in-depth study of the United States during the 20 th Century withan emphasis on the SOL standards.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectiveU.S. & VIRGINIA HISTORY Course Code: 2360The Virginia and United States History course includes the historicaldevelopment of American ideas and institutions from the Age ofExploration to the present. While focusing on political and economichistory, the standards provide students with a basic knowledge ofAmerican culture through a chronological survey of major issues,movements, people, and events in United States and Virginiahistory. Students should use historical and geographical analysisskills to explore in depth the events, people, and ideas that fosteredour national identity and led to our country’s prominence in worldaffairs.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:World HistoryI or WorldGeographySOL1 History64


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013US History to 1890 Course Code: 2997This course is designed as a precursor to AP US History. Duringthis course, students will focus on the US History to 1890 whiledeveloping the analytical skills needed for AP History.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:World HistoryI or WorldGeographyExam1 ElectiveADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY Course Code: 2319The focus of this course is to give college-bound students a thoroughand comprehensive background in American History with emphasison the chronological development of the United States and itsculture. The course content begins with New World discovery andcontinues to the beginnings of the 21 st century.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:US History to1890SOL & APExam1 HistoryVIRGINIA ANDUNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Course Code: 2440Virginia and United States Government define the knowledge thatenables citizens to participate effectively in civic and economic life.Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles, therights and responsibilities of citizenship, the political culture, thepolicy-making process at each level of government, and theoperation of the United States market economy. The standardsidentify the personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful andeffective participation in the civic life of an increasingly diversedemocratic society.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:U.S. & VirginiaHistoryExam1 HistorySOCIOLOGY Course Code: 2500This course offers a study of human relationships in society. Itfocuses upon the use of a sociological point of view to examineculture, social structure, and the individual in society, socialinstitutions, and social inequality. The changing social world and itsimplications are presented and analyzed.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectivePSYCHOLOGY Course Code: 2900Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientificstudy of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis,and theoretical interpretations.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 Elective65


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013WISE COUNTY HISTORY Course Code: 2996This course is designed to provide students with a perspective of thehistory of Wise County. Primary documents as well as localhistories will be used to deepen the student’s understanding of theHistory of Wise County.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectiveDUAL ENROLLMENT HISTORY – HIS 101 Course Code: DE2998Examines the development of western civilization from ancienttimes to the present. The first semester ends with theseventeenth century. The second semester continues throughmodern times.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:CollegePlacementExam1 Elective(3 CollegiateCredits)DUAL ENROLLMENT HISTORY – HIS 102 Course Code: DE2999Examines the development of western civilization from ancienttimes to the present. The first semester ends with theseventeenth century; The second semester continues throughmodern times.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:CollegePlacementExam1 Elective(3 CollegiateCredits)66


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum GuideSpecial Education20122013STUDY SKILLS I Course Code: 0130Study Skills classes are designed to provide academic support tostudents with disabilities.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectiveSTUDY SKILLS II Course Code: 9826Study Skills classes are designed to provide academic support tostudents with disabilities.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectiveSTUDY SKILLS III Course Code: 9828Study Skills classes are designed to provide academic support tostudents with disabilities.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectiveSTUDY SKILLS IV Course Code: 9840Study Skills classes are designed to provide academic support tostudents with disabilities.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneSOL1 ElectiveLIFE SKILLS I Course Code: 7896The Learning in a Functional Environment Program (LIFE) providesspecial needs students an opportunity to improve functionalacademics and daily living skills in preparation for furthervocational training. It provides specialized instruction in all of thecore academic areas, independent living skills, communityawareness and career exploration. Hands-on activities as well ascommunity-based instruction make this program an exciting optionfor students.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 Elective67


Wise County Public SchoolsCurriculum Guide20122013LIFE SKILLS II Course Code: 78962Continuation of Life Skills I. Prerequisites: NoneAssessment: ExamCredits: 1 ElectiveBRIDGES I Course Code: 9805Duds & Dough is a post graduate transition program providingspecial needs student’s on-site job training in a school basedbusiness. Students will operate a consignment/gift shop, open to thepublic and a catering service, limited to school events. Students willwork for two to three years in the business and then have theopportunity to work in the community under the supervision of a jobcoach their final year.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectivePRACTICAL ASSESSMENT EVALUATION SYSTEM Course Code: 7888The Practical Assessment Evaluation System Program (PAES) is avocational training program for a certain population of studentswithin special education. It provides a comprehensive frameworkalong with the tools to provide students with unparalleled hands-oneducational experience. The focus is on skills training and properbehavioral development within a work environment. The real worknature of PAES activities builds self-confidence and fostersindependent work behaviors and problem-solving skills.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 ElectivePRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS Course Code: 7898The purpose of the Vocational Occupational Exploration Program(VOE) is to develop personal competence levels and provide abridge to further vocational training. Students will exploreinstructional areas such as: pre-carpentry, car care, consumereconomics, street law, building maintenance, cooking, and childcare.Prerequisites:Assessment:Credits:NoneExam1 Elective68

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