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2009-2010 ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 3800 S. Logan Street Englewood, CO 80113 Main Office Phone 303-806-2266 Main Office Fax 303-806-2296

Course Registration Guide For Students and Parents ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Brooke Davis, Principal Mr. Bobby Thomas, Assistant Principal Mr. Paul Evans, Athletic/Activities Director Ms. Mandy Miller, Dean of Students

COUNSELING CENTER 303-806-2291

Carolyn Warkoski (Students A-G)

Tara Kringstad (Students N-Z)

Carol Wacker (Students H-M)

Gayle Voorhees (Special Services/Psychologist)

Each student has available the services of a qualified counselor who has information regarding his/her assigned students. This information enables the counselor to better assist the student regarding aspects of the educational program. We hope that both students and parents will make use of this service.


ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT Englewood High School is a small, caring community that promotes high student achievement through a comprehensive curriculum, individual growth and respect for diversity. Students are prepared well for the future in a collaborative environment where students, staff and parents share the responsibility of meeting high expectations in education.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Englewood Schools is to develop to the maximum the potential of all Englewood students to live fully contributing and satisfying lives in a rapidly changing world, and for the School District to be widely recognized as having caring, personalized, high quality small schools.

Englewood Schools Non-Discrimination Policy The Englewood School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for discrimination concerns. Inquiries concerning any of the above or Title IX, the Rehabilitation Act Regulations (504), and the American Disabilities Act should be directed to Englewood School District’s Superintendent, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110 • (303) 761-7050.


5112h Honors Spanish I Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grade: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: A or B in previous year’s English class, teacher approval and MAP scores of 225 or higher. Honors Spanish I covers the same material as regular Spanish I but at an accelerated pace. Students must be able to study outside of class-particularly in learning vocabulary. and be willing to converse in Spanish daily. Class time will be devoted to practice in Speaking, Reading Writing and Listening skills. Successful completion of Honors Spanish I (a grade of C or higher) will allow students to continue to either Spanish II or Honors Spanish II.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR COLLEGE THE FOLLOWING CHART OUTLINES THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS IN EACH DISCIPLINE WHICH ARE DESIGNATED BY THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION AND COLLEGE SUCCESS.

5212h Honors Spanish II Credit: 10 Course length: Year Grade: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: C or higher in Honors Spanish I or teacher approval. Honors Spanish II follows the Spanish II curriculum, but at greater depth. Students must be able to study outside of class- particularly vocabulary and be willing to converse in Spanish. This class will complete several projects and write several essays over the course of the year. Successful completion of Honors Spanish II will allow students to take Honors Spanish III.

PRE-COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 Beginning with students graduating from high school in spring 2010, in addition to the previous requirements, students must complete a fourth unit of mathematics of the same or greater academic rigor as described. One unit of the same World language will also be required. Electives may include World language for more than two years. Total academic course units total 17.

t90278a Spanish for Heritage Speakers Credit: 10 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment. This class is designed for students who speak Spanish in the home. This track is designed to work with students who speak the language to build skills in reading and writing as well as vocabulary and formal grammar application. Students will be expected to speak the majority of the time in Spanish. Written assignments and homework will be a large part of this class. Upon completion of this class, students may have the option of entering Honors Spanish 3 or Honors Spanish 4 the following year. Pending Board Approval.

English Mathematics Natural Science Social Science World Language* Academics Elective TOTAL

4 Units 4 Units 3 Units 3 Units 1 Units 2 Units

17 Units

*World languages (1 units must be from same langugae).

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Note; An academic unit, often referred to as a Carnegie unit is equivalent to one full school year of credit in a specific subject.


2009 – 2010 The Navigator

has been developed to assist you in planning for a successful high school experience. This guide contains the requirements that you must meet in order to graduate from Englewood High School. It also contains brief descriptions of all the courses offered and information regarding student expectations at Englewood High School. Study the graduation requirements and course descriptions carefully with your parents before planning your course of studies. Your counselor and instructors can assist you with your decisions. Your choice of courses should be based upon graduation requirements, post-high school plans, interests and abilities, instructor recommendations, and your past academic achievements. It is important to note that some of the courses listed in this guide may not be offered due to insufficient student registration.

Guidance & Counseling Services Students at Englewood High School are encouraged to contact any one of the counselors on the staff regarding questions and problems. Problems related to educational, career, and personal decisions are areas where counselors can be of assistance. While counselors are available to any student, for the purposes of record maintenance, registrations, and general guidance activities, the student body is divided among the counseling staff. Following are brief descriptions of some guidance services available at Englewood High School:

Counseling Services

Counselors are available to students to discuss course selections, the development of a meaningful course of study, and the establishment of long- and short-range goals. Students should give thought to course choices prior to the time they actually have to make the decision in the spring. There are times when students have difficulty coping with their school, home, or social environment. Most people find themselves in this situation at one time or another. Our counselors are trained to listen with an empathetic ear, and it is their goal to help students identify problem areas and work together to find solutions. It is not necessary to make appointments with the counselor, but students are encouraged to do so by signing up with the secretary in the Counseling Office. If the counselor is busy or out of the office, the student should always leave his/her name with the secretary. Except for unusual circumstances, students should come to the Counseling Office during their free time, before, or after school.

Career Counseling

Counselors endeavor to provide students with up-to-date occupational and career information. The Counseling Office is continually updating its career resources to provide many types of information for students and parents. These materials are housed in the College/Career Resource Center adjacent to the Counseling Office and are available for use in the Center. Many of these materials are also available for checkout. Students are urged to use the computer programs in the Resource Center to conduct a personal interest survey, career search, and/or college search. Counselors assist students in selecting classes that will help students achieve their post-graduate educational career goals. Information is available about the numerous high school opportunities at the Arapahoe-Douglas Area Career and Technical Education School ( known as ACTS) and about post-graduate institutions such as technical schools, colleges, and universities.

World Language Courses Supplies needed: Workbooks (to be purchased in class), folder or binder, loose leaf paper or spiral notebook, scissors, markers, glue stick. Every world language student is required to have a notebook of choice. Both French and Spanish classes use workbooks for class activities and homework exercises. It is strongly recommended that students purchase these materials. The cost for the workbooks is: French levels 1-2-3-4 $13.00 per level Spanish levels 1-2-3 $23.00 per level AP $50.00 All include practice workbook and tape manual. Prices subject to change due to publishing costs.

5111 French 1 5112 Spanish 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous year’s English course. Students develop reading, writing, and listening skills enabling them to communicate basic information dealing with home, family, school activities, likes and dislikes. Students become familiar with the culture(s) related to the language. Increasing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing will enable students to handle daily situations in which they can initiate a simple conversation and exchange information, relate personal information and create with the language. Students are expected to study and complete homework on a daily basis. 5211 French 2 5212 Spanish 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 1/ Spanish 1. Students continue to develop reading, writing and listening, and speaking skills as they become more familiar with the culture(s) related to the language.

5311 Honors French 3 5312 Honors Spanish 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 2 and Spanish 2. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Students increase basic skill and vocabulary development with additional emphasis on reading and writing. Increasing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing enable students to handle daily situations in which they can initiate a conversation and sustain it, relate personal information and create with the language. Student must be willing to converse in French/Spanish reguarly.

5411 Honors French 4 5412 Honors Spanish 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 3 and Spanish 3. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Students expand and refine structures and vocabulary with concentration on developing increased proficiency to enable living and surviving in a country where the target language is spoken. Students develop advanced grammatical structures, explore various literary genres, and improve and refine communication skills. 5512 AP Spanish Language Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 4 or instructor approval. In preparation for the AP Spanish Language Exam students expand and refine structures and vocabulary with concentration on developing increased proficiency to enable living and surviving in a country where the target language is spoken. In addition, students will study advanced grammatical structures, explore various literary genres, improve and refine communication skills. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of class and make a diligent effort to use Spanish whenever possible.

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7105 Painting Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketch book advised & #2 pencil Students will have the opportunity for self-expression using color theory and painting techniques. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and traditional forms of painting as well as work from different cultures. A variety of media will be presented.

8421 Woodworking Credit: 10 Course Length: Year (Students may enter at semester with instructor approval). Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: Student pays for wood used on projects Students in this class will learn the fundamental concepts, techniques, and terminology of modern woodworking. Using a variety of machinery and hand tools, participants will construct four or more useful wooden projects. Safety, craftsmanship, precision and problem solving are emphasized throughout the class.

7107 Advanced Painting Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketch book required & #2 pencil Prerequisite: Successful completion of a high school painting class or portfolio review. Students will have the opportunity for self-expression using advanced painting techniques and color theory. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and traditional forms of painting as well as work from different cultures and local artists.

8422 Advanced Woodworking Credit: 10 Course Length: Year; Course can be repeated for credit - entry at second semester O.K. Grades: 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: Student pays for Materials used on projects. Financial aid available. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woodworking 8421 or other high school level woodworking class. Students in this class learn advanced woodworking techniques and practices, while refining their basic skills. Topics include furniture and cabinet construction, advanced machinery, advanced wood turning, wood bending, veneers, sheet materials, hardware and advanced finishing techniques. Students will select and build the project(s) of their choice. Safety, craftsmanship and problem solving are emphasized throughout the course.

7109a AP Studio/Portfolio Building Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Course Fee: A $30.00 Materials Fee Supplies: Sketch book & #2 pencil required Prerequisite: Beginning classes and instructor approval. This course is designed for the serious art student who wants to develop a portfolio for use in advanced placement or for scholarships in art. It is open to Juniors and Seniors, and can be taken more than once. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

t8431a Color Digital Photography Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $30.00 In this class the student will learn the fundamentals of Color Digital Photography. This includes properly using a Canon Rebel XTi Digital SLR 10 Megapixel camera and accessories. This also includes managing, manipulating, and printing photographic images using the latest version of Photoshop and the Canon photo software. Artistic elements of photography are emphasized throughout the course as the student completes hand-on assignments and builds a photographic portfolio.

2009 – 2010 New Students to the District What You Will Need:

Proof of Address: The district accepts a current utility bill, phone bill, copy of lease/rental or mortgage agreement. A Driver’s License will NOT be accepted as proof of residency. If you are living with a relative we must have a signed and notarized letter from the relative stating this, along with proof of residency from the relative. Once you obtain a permanent residence, you must advise the Counseling Office of your new address and/or phone number.

Birth Verification: A birth certificate, Visa, health or baptismal record.

Proof of Custody: If parents are divorced or separated, or if the student is living with anyone other than birth parents, proof of custody/guardianship must be provided. Notarized documents are required.

Immunization Records: Immunizations must be complete and proof must be provided at enrollment. Parents who have a religious or personal objection to immunizations may sign a waiver at the time of registration.

Emergency Information: Phone numbers for parent’s/guardian’s work, student’s doctor, and a relative or neighbor must be provided for use in case of emergency.

Information from Previous School: A student cannot be enrolled in two schools at the same time! A copy of a Withdrawal Form from a previous school must be provided. A last report card, transcripts and test scores should be provided in order to assist the counselor in selecting appropriate classes. We must have an address and phone number of your previous school along with attendance and discipline records.

** Special Needs Students: A current IEP must be furnished at the time of enrollment.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – PLEASE CALL THE EHS Counseling Office (8AM to 3PM) for an appointment for Administrative approval and counseling appointment. . The registration process takes approx. 1-1/2 hours and REQUIRES that a parent or guardian be present. You may NOT enroll prior to approval. ** Out of District Students **

You must complete an “Open Enrollment” form and submit the form along with grades from your former school to: The Administration at, EHS • 3800 S. Logan, Englewood, CO 80113. You will be advised of a decision, in most cases, within 3 days.

You may NOT enroll prior to approval.

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Table of Contents

9125 BASIC Math II Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for students who need a brief review of basic math skills to prepare them for pre-algebra.

Guidelines.................................................................................................................. 2-14

Transfer Credit......................................................................................................2 Minimum Required Course Load.........................................................................2 Student Fees..........................................................................................................2 Recommended High School Programs for College Preparation..........................3 Drop/Add Policy...................................................................................................4 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)..............................................................5 Class Rank............................................................................................................5 Class Status...........................................................................................................5 National Honor Society........................................................................................5 Graduation Checklist................................................................................................6 Four Year Academic Plan..........................................................................................7 Graduation Requirements.........................................................................................8 Participation in Graduation Exercises..................................................................9 Diplomas...............................................................................................................9 Completion of Graduation Requirements.............................................................9 Modification and/or Waiver of Graduation Requirements...................................9 Valedictorian/Salutatorian..................................................................................10 Advanced Placement Program...............................................................................11 Post-Secondary Options..........................................................................................11 Student Checklist for College Preparation............................................................12 Collegiate Athletic Participation – NCAA Eligibility..................................... 13-14 Course Listings...................................................................................................... 15-42 Career & Technical Education Programs..................................................... 15-21 Consumer & Family Studies..............................................................................22 English ......................................................................................................... 23-24 Mathematics.................................................................................................. 25-28 Performing Arts............................................................................................ 29-30 Physical Education.............................................................................................31 Science.......................................................................................................... 32-33 Social Studies............................................................................................... 34-35 Specialty Electives........................................................................................ 36-37 Special Services............................................................................................ 38-40 Technical & Visual Arts................................................................................ 41-42 World Languages..........................................................................................43-44

9314 BASIC Pre-Algebra Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for students who need background knowledge and skills to prepare them for regular education Algebra 1. 9113 BASIC Composition Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Education Program This course is designed for I.E.P. students who need to continue to develop skills to meet the state writing standards. Students will focus on structured essay writing, with the goal of producing a five paragraph essay with an introduction and conclusion. Students will use the pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and finalizing writing process. 6193 Affective Education Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for IEP students who need to continue to develop skills to meet the state writing standards. Students will focus on reviewing and applying conventions of grammar and punctuation in structured writing with the goal of producing an accurately formatted five-paragraph essay with an introduction and conclusion. Students will use the pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and finalizing writing process.

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Guidelines Transfer Credit

Transcripts of incoming students will be evaluated and credit will be transferred to the appropriate areas.

Minimum Required Course Load

Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors

40 credit hours per semester 35 credit hours per semester 30 credit hours per semester 30 credit hours per semester

Student Fees

At the beginning of each year students will pay fees at the designated time and place. These fees are subject to change but are currently as follows: Student Fee Mandatory Student Activity Emblem* Optional School Insurance Optional Pirate Log (yearbook) Optional Driver Education Optional Adult Activity Card Optional Course fees for specific courses

$25.00 $25.00 $14.00 - $70.00 (Varies with activities) $65.00 $300.00 $35.00 Varies

Above fees subject to change if deemed necessary. Additional fees may be required for specific courses. Fees and class supply lists are included in each course description. * The Student Activity Emblem will be added to the student’s ID card. This emblem will entitle the student to attend school-sponsored events including athletic contests, musical programs, and other special events scheduled during the year at a reduced or, in some cases, at no cost. Regulations governing the use of the ID cards with Student Activity Emblem are clear and simple: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cards are non-transferable and must bear the owner’s name. Students are expected to carry the card at all times while on school grounds when in attendance at out-of-town school events. The card must be presented at the gate or door at the time of the event. Students who cannot present a card will be required to pay regular admission price. Lost cards may be replaced for a $3.00 fee in the attendance office. Your picture I.D. card is used for purposes of identification at out-of-town contests for student admission prices. EHS reserves the right to confiscate any card which is being used against the best interests of the school.

WITHDRAWALS

9112 Team Reading Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Level of functioning and IEP requirements, previous Individualized Reading and Writing. This course is designed for IEP students whose reading and writing skills are 2+ years below grade level. Reading is taught through a systematic, multi-sensory phonemic approach. This course differs from 9110 through greater emphasis on individual problems and one-on-one instruction to increase comprehension and content reading skills. Students may continue to enroll in this course until adequate reading levels are attained. 9201 Transition to Life Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Placement based on IEP and Transition Plan. This course is designed for special needs students who are preparing for life after graduation from high school. The course covers issues that may confront students in adult life when they live on their own, such as: personal survival in the community; recreation and leisure issues; legal and medical issues; and social and interpersonal issues. Practical career exploration and participation in the workforce will be discussed. 9211 World of Work Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Placement based on I.E.P. and Transition Plan. This course is a general overview of the workforce and how to enter it. Personal time lines for achieving transition goals and individual action plans for achieving those goals will be developed. Career Inventories, Learning Style Inventories, and Job Interest Surveys will be given and reviewed.

9300 Work Experience Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: World of Work; placement based on I.E.P. and Transition Plan. This course is designed for special needs students who are interested in an out of school job for credit. Students will be placed in a paid work setting and be evaluated for grade and credit by the Work Experience Coordinator and their work site supervisor. 9308 BASIC Math I Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course covers basic arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, basic measurement, calculator skills and use, reading and interpreting graphs, word problems and introduction to geometric shapes. The presentation of this content will be in as functional and applied a fashion as possible. Students may repeat this class for credit as many times as needed, or they may move on to a higher level course as their skills develop. 9305 BASIC ShaRE – Science Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course will parallel Earth Systems and Resources and General Science in terms of content, focusing on Earth as a planet and how humans interact with it. The course will be taught with a smaller class size and modifications to meet the individual needs of the student’s I.E.P. Students will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory activities under the supervision of their special services instructor.

A student cannot be enrolled in two schools. You must contact the Registar’s Office to withdraw your student prior to enrolling in another school. Official records will NOT be released until the student has returned all books, school material, and is cleared of any outstanding fees and fines.

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Recommended High School Program for College Preparation (colleges and universities are randomly selected)

Special Services Courses Students with an Individual Educational Program (I.E.P.) may work toward a Certified Diploma or toward a Completion of Program Diploma which is based upon completion of requirements as specified in their I.E.P. Students with disabilities may take any of the courses previously listed as well as those listed below in keeping with their Individual Educational Programs.

9306 BASIC Technical Writing Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in purposeful written communication about a variety of subjects for the purpose of informing and/or persuading an identified audience.

The individual program offerings listed by academic subject are typically scheduled as classes taught by a special education instructor.

9001 ADAPT-D Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course will focus on pre-academic and communication skills that will help facilitate independent living.

When students with Individual Educational Programs are placed in classes taught by regular education instructors, special services staff consult with the instructor and assist the student as described in the student’s I.E.P. 6104 ADAPT Physical Education Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students may enroll in this class throughout their enrollment at EHS. Classes include aerobic exercise, individual and team activities and aquatic activities. All classes will be adapted to the individual’s special needs: adaptive equipment, attainable skills, game procedure and intellectual abilities. First semester: archery, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey and swimming. Second semester: badminton, pickleball, tennis, golf, softball, football and swimming.

9110 Individualized Reading & Writing Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Level of functioning and I.E.P. requirements. This course is designed for I.E.P. students whose reading and writing skills are 2+ years below grade level. Reading is taught through a systematic, multi-sensory phonemic approach. Students may continue to enroll in this course until adequate reading levels are attained.

9000 Study Lab Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Students in this course will demonstrate skills in organizing time and materials, using appropriate study habits, and completing assignments in a timely manner in accordance with their I.E.P.

90980 BASIC Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Course parallels Biology as taught within the general curriculum. This course helps students learn about the functioning and development of life, the natural processes of humans, animals, and plants and their interactions. Course is taught with a smaller class size and modifications to meet the individual needs of the students.

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Highly Selective Colleges ACT 27-36 SAT 1230-1600

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English* 4 years Mathematics* 3-4 years Social Studies* 4 years Science* 3-4 years World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Colorado College Colorado School of Mines Harvard University M.I.T. Pomona College Stanford University UCLA United State Air Force Academy

* 1-2 years of Advanced Placement in these core areas is strongly suggested.

Very Selective Colleges ACT 22-27 SAT 1020-1190

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English* 4 years Mathematics* 3-4 years Social Studies* 4 years Science* 2-3 years World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Colorado State University University of Denver Lewis and Clark University Pepperdine University Regis University University of Colorado - Boulder University of San Diego University of Washington

* 1-2 years of Advanced Placement in these core areas is strongly suggested.

Competitive Colleges 1 ACT 20-23 SAT 930-1050

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Studies 3 years Science 2 years World Language plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Competitive Colleges 2 ACT 17-21 SAT 700-950

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Studies 3 years Science 1 year World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Kansas State University Oregon State University Seattle Pacific University University of Colorado - Colorado Springs University of Colorado - Denver University of Nevada - Las Vegas University of Northern Colorado

Adams State College Boise State University Fort Lewis College University of Alaska - Fairbanks Colorado State University - Pueblo

* Starting with the class of 2010

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Drop/Add Grading Policy Drop Course(s) Only Days 21 + *WF grade will show on the Transcript Transfer classes Administrator’s descretion. Drop Course(s) Only Days 7 - 20 No penalty of grade Students must maintain course load. Freshman - 8 classes Sophomores -7 classes Juniors and Seniors - 6 classes Transfer classes Administratior’s decretion. Drop Course(s) and Add Course(s) Days 1-6 No penalty of grade Classes Changed for academic reasons only. Transfer classes Administrator’s decretion. The following dates are tentative until August 2009 First Semester Drop/Add dates for the 2009-2010 school-year are as follows: • Aug. 21, 2009 :

Until this date, a student may drop a class(es) without grade penalty. Students may also add a class until this date. The student is responsible for making up all assigned work in the new class.

• Sept. 14, 2009 : Until this date, a student may drop a class(es), without penalty. Another academic class cannot be added to replace the dropped class.

Second Semester Drop/Add dates for the 2009-2010 school-year are as follows: • Jan. 13, 2010:

Until this date, a student may drop a class(es) without grade penalty. Students may also add a class until this date. The student is responsible for making up all assigned work in the new class.

• Feb 3, 2010 : Until this date, a student may drop a class(es), without penalty. Another academic class cannot be added to replace the dropped class.

*A student who drops a class after 20 days of classes needs an administrator’s signature on the withdrawal form. A dropped class may result in a student automatically receiving a WF grade on his/her transcript for that class. A cumulative GPA and class rank will be affected by this “WF” grade. The student will NOT be eligible to enroll in another academic class that semester. Students MUST return any book(s) or other class materials to their respective instructors. Any books or class materials NOT returned will result in a fee/fine being attached to their permanent record. 4

t202d Broadcast Journalism Technology I ( 2nd Semester) Credit; 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Beginning Journalism or Journalism or Web Design, or teacher approval In this elective program, students completing this course will demonstrate the journalistic skills of broadcast reporting (writing, editing, and on camera presence), while also developing the technological skills involved in creating digital productions, including digital video, digital photography and film editing. Students will understand, accept, and apply the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students involved in this course will write, produce, edit, and broadcast video for classroom use, and ultimately for school and district distribution.

0210 Yearbook Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1 and application approval by the advisor. This class creates, produces, sells, and advertises the school yearbook. Producing the yearbook is a great way to learn and create something memorable for our school and community. All staff members are responsible for writing, planning, designing, producing, and photography. Producing a yearbook can be as fun and rewarding as holding the completed yearbook in your hands. Few classes or activities offer the diverse skills that are gained from working on the yearbook. Students gain journalistic (writing, photography, graphic design, business and publication law), technological (hardware, software, desktop publishing, digital imaging and word processing), and life skills (communication, people/time/project management, and problem solving).

t202e Broadcast Journalism Technology II Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grade: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Broadcast Technology I or Teacher Approval. Students completing this elective will write, produce, and create broadcast journalism videos utilizing the skills of interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting and synthesizing for digital video production. Students will also understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students will apply the concepts of videography in the production of news videos for school dissemination through the school’s website and as a video yearbook, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use computers and video production equipment as tools for broadcast journalism. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism, and/or broadcast industry, but also for any student who desires a basic understanding of how a free press functions as an element of our democratic society. In addition, some students will be engaged in video photojournalism, graphic design, writing, editing, video and audio editing, lighting, and set design as necessary components to the successful production of student-produced broadcast journalism. Career planning and leadership training are also key components of this program.

0231 SWAT Training Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Supplies: Spiral note pad and 3-ring binder Prerequisite: Approval from Counselor Facilitator Students who enroll in this course are trained to become Peer Facilitators, with special emphasis on listening skills, positive regard for others, and problem solving. It is recommended that all students attend the Annual Peer Counselors Conference in February – cost is approximately $75, but can be less with fund-raising. 0232 SWAT Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of SWAT Training with a C or better and approval from Counselor Facilitator. SWAT (Students Who Are There) is a team of peer facilitators. These students help their peers with conflict resolution, problem solving, and are there to listen. Peer facilitators are expected to be role models within the school and community.

0241 Student Assistant – Administration 0243 Student Assistant – Dean 0244 Student Assistant – Counseling 0246 Student Assistant – Instructor Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Application approval by the supervisor. Students assist with office and clerical tasks. PE Assistants must have completed 15 credits of PE.

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0201 Beginning Journalism ( 1st Semester) Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students should have effective writing and communication skills In this elective program, students completing this course will demonstrate the skills of journalistic expression, particularly in the print media, with an emphasis on writing, but including interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting, and synthesizing. Students will understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students apply the concepts of layout and design to studentproduced projects, giving them an opportunity to use computers as tools for producing publications. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism as a career possibility, but any student who desires a basic understanding of how the free press functions as an element of our democratic society.

Specialty Elective Courses 91430 AVID Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Interview-application process. Students must be selected as an AVID student in order to enroll in the class. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is offered as an elective course that prepares students for entrance into honors, AP classes and a four-year college. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test taking, note taking, and research. Students receive 90 minutes of instruction per week in college entry skills, ninety minutes per week in tutor-led study groups, and 45 minutes per week in motivational activities and academic survival skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading to support their growth academically AVID is a class students take all 4 years of high school.

0202 Journalism Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Beginning Journalism or instructor’s permission. Students completing this elective course will write, produce, and publish the school newspaper, the Pirateer, utilizing the skills of journalistic expression, to include the skills of interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting and synthesizing. Students will also understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students apply the concepts of layout and design in production of the Pirateer, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use computers as tools for publications. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism as a career possibility, but also for any student who desires a basic understanding of how a free press functions as an element of our democratic society. In addition, some students will be engaged in photography, cartooning, graphic design, and business management as necessary components to the successful publication of a student-produced newspaper. Career planning and leadership training are also key aspects of this program.

0120 Speech and Debate Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: A strong desire to participate and compete on the EHS Speech and Debate Team. To enroll in speech and debate class commits the student to the EHS Speech and Debate Team. Students will attend and participate in weekend and after school competitions held statewide. Students must attend a minimum of one tournament per term. Final grades in Speech and Debate will depend upon participation in competitions. Course will polish public speaking skills and will be helpful for students planning careers in teaching, law, politics, business, or any field requiring public speaking. Students may enroll in Speech and Debate each year. desires a basic understanding of how the free press functions as an element of our democratic society.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is the number obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned in high school by the total number of credits attempted.

Class Rank

A student’s class rank is his or her relative standing in his or her class, determined by comparing the unweighted cumulative grade point average of all students in the class on a scale of 4.0.

Class Status

Grade level is determined by academic credits earned and years in school. The following scale will be used.

Freshmen Sophomore Juniors Senior

0 - 60 credits 60 - 115 credits 115 - 170 credits 170 or more credits

Please refer to the curriculum guide to determine credits granted for individual courses.

National Honor Society Identification of Eligible Candidates • Member of the junior or senior class of Englewood High School. • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 unweighted, or 3.7 weighted. • Once identified, eligible candidates will receive an invitation to join National Honor Society. 1.1.1 1.1.2

The invitation will include an Application for Membership. Candidates will have at least one week to complete the survey and return it to the Chapter advisor(s).

Selection/Evaluation Process 2.1.1 Once the application is received, the Chapter Advisor(s) may gather information on all applicants. 2.1.2 In addition to the Application, information may be gathered from (but not limited to): instructors, administration, club sponsors, coaches, parents, employers, student records. 2.1.3 All information received will be confidential and maintained by the Chapter. Character/Leadership/Service 3.1.1 Members will exhibit and maintain the standards of Character, Leadership, and Service as outlined in the National Honor Society Handbook.

0100 Student Government Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 The Class includes body officers(Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Class Officers). Any other student wishing to be a member of Student government should complete an application to seek approval. Students focus on student issues, school improvement and leadership skills. Students grade based upon their participation, attendance and work performance.

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2502 Current Issues Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Course examines issues of conflict and diversity in the United States and throughout the world. Opportunities for and offers students opportunities to debate and explore their opinions on current events. 2341 Sociology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12 Course examines elements of social interaction, institutions, and problems. Using scientific method, students study the dynamics of families, friends, religions and other groups. Students also learn how to view a variety of cultures analytically and objectively. 2401 American Government Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 12 Course includes the study of the historical development of American government and political thought, the processes of American government at all levels, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizens. 2412 Honors American Government Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course includes the same curriculum covered by American Government, with additional emphasis placed on analysis of political philosophies and practices within the American government. Students who enroll in this course should have strong skills in reading and writing, and should be prepared to explore the workings of government beyond the classroom setting. 2501 Civil Rights Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 This course explores civil rights movements, racism, and prejudice/discrimination in both the historical and present context.

Pending board approval.

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2352 AP United States History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Course requires college level reading Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. The Advanced Placement Program (AP) in U.S. History is for students who wish to complete studies in a secondary school equivalent to an introductory college course in U.S. History. This AP program in U.S. History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The course will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered. t90599a AP European History Credit: 10 Course Length Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Instructor approval. This is a college level course and students taking it should read at the college level. The following synopsis is the one used by the College Board to describe AP European History. “The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the AP program in European History are to develop (a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.” This course is pending board approval.


Social Studies Courses

Four Year Academic Plan

2101 U.S. History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9

Use the following worksheet to map out your academic future. The following page provides an outline of courses recommended at various colleges. Use this ONLY as a guideline. Consult instructors and parents and make sure you check with the colleges or universities of your choice for their admission requirements. WRITE IN YOUR CLASS SELECTIONS NEXT TO THE SUBJECT AREAS TO PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

2301 Economics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12

Course covers comprehensive U.S. History from the Civil War through the Modern Era.

Economics is the study of the most productive use of resources, supply and demand, how an economy works, and international trade. Course introduces students to an economic way of thinking, how consumers and businesses make decisions, how markets work, and how government actions affect markets.

2111 Honors U.S. History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Grade of” A” in grade 8 U.S. History. Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade, able to write at or above grade level. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

2311 AP Economics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisit: Course requires college level reading. Instructor’s approval prior to enrolling.

Course covers the same history as U.S. History (2101) but requires more in-depth study, projects, research and essays. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy reading and writing.

Expectation of this course is students enrolled take the AP exam. Primary emphasis of this course is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Economics. This course is an indepth study of concepts in economics. It is strongly recommended that students take regular Economics before enrolling in AP Economics. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

2121 Geography Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 This course examines the cultural, historical, economic, and

physical geography of the world. Students will use maps, atlases, statistical charts, interactive websites, and other tools of geography, in addition to the National Geographic’s five themes of geography.

2331 Psychology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12

2201 World History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior. Topics may include abnormal psychology, life span development, social psychology, and learning.

This course is a survey course beginning with the Renaissance, in Europe, and carries through to modern history. This course is taught on a global perspective and places emphasis on both the eastern and western world. The wide range of areas and the amount of material to be covered demand that the course combine an overview of the basic patterns in each area’s history with specific case studies to illuminate such topics as religious change, the impact of imperialism and colonialism, cross-cultural influences, art, literature, and politics.

2332 AP Psychology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Text Fee: $50.00 Prerequisite: Course requires college level reading. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

It is an expectation of this course that all students enrolled take the AP exam. The primary emphasis of this course is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Psychology. This class will provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. Strong reading skills are a must. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

2211 Honors World History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History with a grade of A or B and a CUM GPA of 3.0 or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

Course is a survey of ancient through modern history. The course is taught from a global perspective and includes both eastern and western civilizations. This course requires more in-depth reading and historical analysis. A long writing project will be assigned.

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9th Grade

Subject

10th Grade Credit Value

Subject

Credit Value

1.

English

10

1.

English

10

2.

Math

10

2.

Math

10

3.

U.S. History

10

3.

World History

10

4

ESR/IAPC

5/5

4.

Biology

10

5.

Geography/ Connect 4

5/5

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

Elective

5/5 or 10

8.

Elective

5/5 or 10

8.

Total Credits = 80

Total Credits = at least 70**

11th Grade

Subject

12th Grade Credit Value

Subject

Credit Value

1.

English

10

1.

English

10

2.

Math

10

2.

American Govt./Elective

5/5

3.

Science

10

3.

Elective

10

4.

Economics/Elective

5/5

4.

Elective

10

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

7.

8.

8.

Total Credits = at least 60**

Total Credits = at least 60**

**These credit totals are the minimum you must take each year. Pending board approval. You will benefit by taking more classes in both your college and scholarship application process. Students are encouraged to take a full course load each year at EHS.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

3221 AP Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Current instructor’s approval prior to registration/enrollment in course. This is a college - level course for able and motivated students. This course content follows the suggested outline for a typical college biology course: Molecules and cells, genetics and evolution, and organisms and populations. This course aims to provide students with conceptual framework and analytical skills necessary to understand the rapidly growing field of biology. All students enrolled are required to take the AP Biology Exam. Lab Based Class 3301 Anatomy & Physiology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: One year of Biology, ‘A’ or ‘B’ strongly recommended Human anatomy and physiology is designed for students interested in learning about the structure and functions of the human body. Activities may include lab work, papers, dissections and a cadaver lab. Anatomy and physiology is recommended for college-bound students interested in a career in health services and/or sciences. This course requires serious students who are both curious and committed to learning.

Each student must: 1.

Successfully complete a minimum of 230 credits in four years (9-12). • A ten (10) credit course is equal to a course lasting the full year. • A five (5) credit course is equal to a course lasting one semester (one-half year). • For year-long courses, five credits are awarded at the end of each semester.

The 230 credits must include the following core courses:

English

40

U.S. History

10

Geography

5

World History

Total Credits =

10

Economics

5

American Government

5

Social Studies Elective or World Language

5

Math

30

Earth Science/Intro to Applied Physics Chemistry (Pending Board Approval)

5/5

Biology

10

Applied Physicis/Chemistry, Physics

10

Physical Education

15

Fine/Practical Arts - see # 3 below

20

Elective

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3302 Earth, Energy and the Environment Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 This course is a hands-on earth science course focusing on selected topics in geology, meteorology, astronomy and environmental science, with special emphasis on availability of, and human reliance upon, energy sources, including non-renewable, nuclear, and alternative energy

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2. Pass Englewood High School’s Proficiencies, including: Speech, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Library, Research and 20 hours of Community Service. 3. Fine/Practical Arts include : Career & Technical Education (Business Area Career & Technical Education (ACTS) Consumer & Family Studies Performing Arts Technical & Visual Arts

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3303a Applied Physics and Chemistry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage Prerequisite: Biology, Passed Algebra 1 Applied Physics and Chemistry is a laboratory course designed to investigate the physical world through scientific inquiry. It studies the basic concepts of physical science, introducing the student to physics, chemistry, usage of many scientific instruments and numerous measuring techniques. Formal lab write-ups and analysis and also requires basic algebraic skills. Semester 2 includes a major laboratory practical assessment. Lab Based Class

3305G

General Chemistry

Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage. Prerequisite: Biology, Passed Algebra 1. General Chemistry integrates major concepts of chemistry with laboratory experiences and projects in relation to current environmental and public health issues such as acid rain, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, water and soil pollution, individual and community health problems, nuclear energy, pollution, nutrition and other relevant issues. This course focuses more on the application of chemistry in order to understand environmental issues than on the traditional study of chemical theory and structure offered in Chemistry 3305, but still requires basic algebraic skills. This course is taken as an alternative to regular chemistry at the recommendation of the current science teacher. 3305 Chemistry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage and key loss Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently), 20 credits of science, current instructor’s approval. Chemistry covers the broad concepts upon which modern chemistry rests, including the mathematics of science, atomic structure, naming and writing formulas, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases periodicity, bonding, solutions and concentrations, acids and bases and thermochemistry. Laboratory work is an essential part of the course and requires higher level thinking, complex problem solving, independent learning, mathematical manipulations and extensive data analysis. This is a college preparatory science course recommended for serious students with good study skills who are both curious and committed to learning. Lab Based Class 90465 Honors Physics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Supplies: Scientific calculator Prerequisite: Passed Algebra 2, 20 credits of science, current instructor’s approval. One year of chemistry is strongly recommended (may take concurrently). This class focuses primarily on classical mechanics with selected coverage of topics in heat, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and modern physics as time and student interest allow. Proficiency in Mathematics is necessary. Taking the AP physics exam is optional. This is a college preparatory science course recommended for serious students with good study skills who are both curious and committed to learning. Lab Based Class

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Science Courses Supplies needed: A 3-ring binder and calculator are needed for ALL Science classes. Eight (8) dividers are needed for all Biology classes and scientific calculators are needed for Chemistry and all Honors/AP classes. Special supplies needed for individual courses are included under each course description. • • • • •

Earth Science Earth Science Intro to Chemistry & Physics Honors Earth Science Honors Intro to Chemistry & Physics Earth, Energy & Environment

Biological Science • Biology • Honors Biology • Anatomy & Physiology • AP Biology

91035 Introduction to Chemistry & Physics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics is a required semester long laboratory science course. Through investigation and hands-on activities, students learn about the properties and changes of matter, motion and forces, energy and the transfer of energy. Course topics include: motion of objects, forces, energy waves, properties of substances, structures of matter. physical and chemical changes, and Chemical reactions. Students use various inquiry approaches to identify and solve problems, develop laboratory and critical thinking skills, and reflect on their learning through the use of a science notebook. This course serves as a formal introduction to many of the topics addressed in future chemistry and physics courses. This course begins with the class of 2013 pending board approval. Lab Based Class t90206 Honors Introduction to Chemistry & Physics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics is a required semester long laboratory science course. Students will evaluate the properties and changes of matter, motion, and forces, energy and the transfer of energy. Course topics include: motion of objects, forces, energy, waves, properties of substances, structure of matter, physical and chemical changes, and chemical reactions. Students use various analytical approaches to examine and test problems, construct laboratory and critical thinking skills, and reflect on their learning through the use of a science notebook. This course serves as a formal introduction to many of the topics addressed in future chemistry and physics courses. This course begins with the class of 2013 pending board approval. Lab Based Class

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Physical Science General Chemistry Applied Physics & Chemistry Chemistry Honors Physics

3003h Honors Earth Science Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Grade of “A “or “B” in Algebra 1, scoring 215 or higher in the MAP [RIT] test, and recommendation of middle school science teacher. This course concentrates on examining the earth’s dynamic through the study of processes related to the lithosphere, atmosphere, and the solar system. The Scientific Method is used to formulate essential concepts in earth and environmental science related to topics such as plate tectonics, global climate, and natural resources in order to interpret how the earth’s systems function. 3201 Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 This laboratory science class focuses on structure, function and interaction of living organisms, including, but not limited to, the growth and reproduction cells, genetics, and evolution and classification of living systems. This course includes at least one major dissection during Semester 2.

3003 Earth Science Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 This course concentrates on understanding the earth’s dynamic environments through the study of processes related to the lithosphere, atmosphere, and the solar system. The Scientific Method is used to examine fundamental science related to topics such as plate tectonics, global climate, and natural resources in order to explain how the earth’s systems function. 32

Lab Based Class

3211 Honors Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Prerequisite: Honors Earth Systems & Resources or a grade of A in Earth Systems and Resources. Current instructor’s approval. Honors will challenge students beyond the traditional study by pursuing a more in-depth curriculum and a rigorous experimental investigation of Biology. This course is designed to enhance the learning of higher level students by investigating Biology using more sophisticated math, exploring concepts to a deeper and more complex level using a quicker pace of instruction. This course includes at least one major dissection during Semester 2. Lab Based Class

Participation in Graduation Exercises To participate in graduation exercises, students must meet all of the following: 1. All proficiencies for graduation must be in progress or completed by March 1st of the senior year! 2. Successfully complete all of the requirements as described on the opposite page, including correspondence and other out-of-school course work no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to graduation exercises. 3. Wear, without alteration, the designated cap and gown and must have appearance and dress that conforms with standards established by the building administration. 4. Demonstrate behavior (during the semester prior to graduation) deemed by the building principal, to be compatible with the District’s Behavioral Expectations. 5. Cooperate fully with the school’s staff during all school sponsored senior activities, including graduation exercises. 6. Return all school/District property and clear all outstanding debts owed the school and/or the School District.

Diplomas

Englewood’s Board of Education certifies that the recipient of an EHS Certified Diploma has completed a high school program of studies and has demonstrated proficiencies determined by the Board of Education to be necessary for entry into the work place and to post-secondary education. A Certified Diploma with Honors is awarded to any student who has met the requirements for a Certified Diploma and who has completed the program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and High Honors with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Students who have completed an Individual Educational Program, but who have not completed requirements as listed above, shall receive a Completion of Program Diploma.

Completion of Graduation Requirements

Most students can complete requirements in four years. If you require more than four years, you may continue to work toward graduation until you reach the age of 21. At that time, you will be provided with information to assist you in working toward a GED Certificate or other educational opportunities.

Modification and/or Waiver of Graduation Requirements

Requirements may be modified or waived by the Principal to remedy an unjust or unreasonable expectation or to support a change, which may result in a high standard consistent with a student’s educational goals. When possible, requirements are modified rather than waived. If you have been denied a request for a modification or waiver of a requirement, have reached the age of 21, and have not completed all graduation requirements, you may request a waiver of requirements through a Graduation Requirements Appeals Committee. The Committee is appointed by the Superintendent of Schools and minimally includes one parent, one instructor, the Principal, and the Executive Director of Instruction. The Committee recommends to the Superintendent that the waiver be granted or denied. If the Superintendent denies the waiver based upon the recommendation of the Committee, you may request a hearing with the Board of Education. The Board of Education will make a final determination within ten days following the date of the hearing.

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Valedictorian/Salutatorian Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors are those that the faculty and staff of Englewood High School consider being their highest academic awards. These awards are intended to recognize those students who have achieved the highest performance and have taken advantage of the greatest academic challenges available to high school students. Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School does not award Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors. Valedictorian(s) will be selected in the following manner: A. B. C. D. E. F.

The student with the highest cumulative GPA will be Valedictorian. Any student who has the same GPA as the Valedictorian will be Co-Valedictorian. GPA will be calculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale. No student may earn the title with less than 285 earned credits. Valedictorian(s) must earn 120 credits at the honors or advanced placement level. Credits taken at a college or university may count toward the accumulation of honors credits. To guarantee honors credit, approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in the course. The credits earned in a class that is graded on the pass/nc scale will not count towards the 285 total credits or 120 credits of upper level classes.

Salutatorian(s) will be selected in the following manner: A. The student with the next highest cumulative GPA will be Salutatorian. B. Any student who has the same GPA as the Salutatorian will be Co-Salutatorian. C. GPA will be calculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale. D. No student may earn the title with less than 285 earned credits. E. Salutatorian(s) must earn 120 credits at the honors or advanced placement level. Credits taken at a college or university may count toward the accumulation of honors credits. To guarantee honors credit, approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in the course. F. The credits earned in a class that is graded on the pass/nc scale will not count towards the 285 total credits or 120 credits of upper level classes. A second list of GPA will be printed using the following criteria: •

All honors and AP classes will be given credit on the 5.0 weighted scale. AP grades will count on a 5.0 scale only if the student takes the AP exam. Credits taken at a college or university will be given weighted credit if it meets or exceeds what is offered at the honors level at EHS.

• This GPA can be used by students when applying for scholarships. This GPA will have no determination in class rank, Valedictorian or Salutatorian. Policy Adopted: March 21, 2000

Physical Education Courses

Required of all students: athletic shorts/ sweat pants, full plain T-shirt, socks, athletic shoes, swimming suit and towel. 6101 Physical Education Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students may enroll in physical education during grades 9 through 12. Classes include aerobics, individual and team activities, as well as aquatic activities. First semester includes archery, volleyball, swimming, basketball, fitness. Second semester includes badminton, pickleball, swimming, tennis, fitness, softball and football. 6201 Weight Training Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: 10 credit hours of PE. Beginning Weight Training: Must have 2 semesters of passing PE with a grade of C or higher. Students may enroll in this course while in grades 10 through 12. Classes include aerobic and anaerobic activities. All classes adapted to individual needs. 91150 Life Fitness Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Life fitness is a light resistance, low intensity aerobic training course. This non-team sport class is individually based. Diet and nutrition for fitness and wellness are major points of focus. 6102 Body Shaping Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Female students may enroll in this course while in grades 10 through 12. Similar to Weight Training, but in a single sex environment. Students will receive instruction in the fundamentals of resistance training, along with nutritional information and strategies. Classes include aerobic and an aerobic activities. All classes adapted to individual needs.

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7126 Men’s Chorus (Level 2 Beg./Inter.) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Previous Choral/singing experience Students will learn basic/intermediate levels of music and singing (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and performance etiquette). Also, young men will learn specifically how changes in their voices occur and develop. There will be 4 concerts per year. Finally, the above music basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level EHS singing group and establish foundation for future singing involvement even beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7122 Select Choir (Level 3 Intermediate) (Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus. Basic music reading ability. Audition required. Students continue to learn more advanced singing techniques (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and performance etiquette), and enter into an intermediate level of performance. Students will perform 4 concerts each year. Success in this course may facilitate advancement into upper-level EHS auditioned groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7123 Expressions (Level 4 Inter./Advanced) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus Music reading ability. Audition required. Select vocal music class for women to perform at an intermediate/advanced level on a regular basis. Students will perform five concerts each year, as well as sing in the community. Performances at concerts and contests outside of school time are required. Finally, learning advanced singing techniques may facilitate acceptance into the most upper-level EHS auditioned group, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 124 Englewood Talent Company (Level 5 Advanced) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 (occasional 10) Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus. Music reading ability. Audition required. ETC is the top select vocal group that performs in and out of school as ambassadors for EHS, at an advanced level. Students will perform five concerts each year. Hours outside of school are required including concerts, contests, community performances, and special rehearsals. Finally, the learning of advanced singing techniques may establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

The Advanced Placement Program 7131 Theatre Arts A Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course is intended to provide a wide variety of dramatic experiences to the beginning theatre student. Course will include reading dramatic literature, studying the history of theatre (500 B.C. Greece-Modern), mime, improvisation, scene work and a performance unit on children’s theatre. 7132 Theatre Arts B Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Theatre Arts A Primary focus of this course will be acting techniques, scene work, improvisation and mime. Each student will perform monologues, write criticisms relevant to acting or performance and study dramatic literature. 7133 Advanced Theatre Credit 5 Course Length: Semester Grades 10,11,12 Prerequisites: Theatre Arts A and B Advanced theatre will focus on directing scenes and working with peers in acting. 7134 Stagecraft Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Stagecraft is intended to teach students a wide variety of technical theatre terminology, such as, set design, construction, lighting and sound, through first hand experience and theory. Additionally, this class will construct the set for the three theatre productions. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7135 Cinema Study Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 (9th graders may take this class with teacher permission only) Students in the class will study classic American films, cinematic technology and career opportunities such as screen writing, make up, special effects, etc.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses and exams that gives high school students the opportunity to earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college while still in high school. AP classes are the most rigorous courses at EHS.

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Advantages of Taking AP Course Work

Collegiate institutions recognize that applicants with AP experience are much better prepared for the demands of college courses. Tuition savings are realized for students whose AP performance earns them college credit. Earning AP credit can allow students to move into upper-level courses in their field of interest by exempting them from required introductory courses. In addition, students have the opportunity of completing their degree early. Gaining credit or advanced standing in college can give you time for other interests: time abroad, extra classes, independent studies, and internships. AP students are eligible for honors and other special programs in college. AP courses count toward the 120 credits of Honors/upper level courses needed for Valedictorian/Salutatorian eligibility at EHS. Check course descriptions carefully.

The Advanced Placement tests are three-hour objective and essay examinations given in specific subject areas. This national test with a fee of $85.00 is governed by The College Board. The tests are given in high schools across the nation in May of each year. A student will receive college credit for each Advanced Placement year-end exam the student takes and passes. Any student who qualifies for free and reduced lunch will take the exam at no charge.

AP Courses Offered

See the course list for details on these courses

AP English AP Calculus AB AP Biology

AP Psychology AP US History AP Microeconomics AP Studio Art

AP European History AP Spanish

Post-Secondary Options EHS students, meeting the following requirements, may take college courses and receive both high school and college credit: 1. A high school junior (grade 11) or senior (grade 12). 2. Needs coursework at a higher level than is available EHS, or needs a different environment. 3. Receives the Principal’s or designee certification that the above requirements have been met. When a student enrolls for high school and college credit, the student or the student’s parents/guardian will pay the tuition and fees each academic term. Upon completion of the course and receipt of the college transcript to the student’s high school, the District will reimburse the student or student’s parents/guardians for tuition only (for no more that two courses per academic term). The student or student’s parents/guardian is responsible for any additional courses. If the student does not satisfactorily complete the course, there will be NO reimbursement by the District. • • •

No transportation will be provided by the Englewood School District. Acquisition and costs of books, supplies and other learning materials are to be paid by the student and will not be the responsibility of Englewood School District. Englewood School District will not pay tuition for summer school or between semester sessions.

TO APPLY: See a counselor for information and application. After the application has been cleared by a counselor, the student must register at the institution of higher education. The student must adhere to the institution’s procedures and requirements. 11

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Student Checklist for College Preparation

Here are some suggestions of things you and your collegebound student should be beginning their freshman year:

Grade 9 – Freshman Year

Grade 12 – Senior Year

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Be sure your student enrolls in college prep courses. Math, English & Writing are essential college skills. Stress the importance of good grades. Begin to read about college admissions. If you haven’t already done so, begin to develop your college financing plan.

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Continue to pay attention to course planning. Have your student check several college bulletins to find out what courses are required for admission. In October – elect to have your student take the PSAT for practice.

Summer Before Junior Year • Begin preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT. If you feel your student could use help, seek a reliable ACT or SAT prep course. • Have your student begin exploring college interests and visit local college campuses to get a feel for various types of college settings. Grade 11 – Junior Year • • • • •

Your student and you should contact the high school counselor to initiate the college selection process. Again, review course selection with the counselor to assure you keep many college options open. In October, register and take the PSAT/NMSQT. Have your student attend college fairs being held locally and speak with college reps. Attend college information sessions at your school to get additional college and financial information. Start narrowing your college choices, visiting campuses to get a better understanding of college characteristics, i.e., location, size, campus.

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Have your student register and take SAT Test or the ACT. If your student will be applying for early decision at any college, make sure they have taken all required tests prior to the close of junior year.

Your student should contact their guidance counselor early in the senior year and maintain this contact throughout the entire college selection process. If your student’s SAT/ACT scores are low, have them retake the SAT/ACT test(s) in October/ November. Develop a final college application list. Your student should start working on college applications, especially the essay. Have them make rough drafts of their essays and have them reviewed by instructors and a counselor. Request letters of recommendation from instructors and counselor. Most Early Action/Decision applications are due November 1 through 15. Make sure all application materials are forwarded to the college well in advance of the deadline date if early decision is your choice. For regular admissions – apply only to schools of interest but include one or two “safeties”. PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES! Three to four weeks after you submit your application, check with the college’s admissions office to see if the application has been received and is considered complete. Again, you and your student should investigate all avenues to pay for college. Have your student apply for all possible scholarships. The number of application deadlines that have passed increases after February. In January/February complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Most colleges require the FAFSA be completed in conjunction with their own Financial Aid forms. In March and April – colleges send admission, rejection and wait list letters. Make choices based on colleges where your student has been accepted. If necessary, visit those colleges again to be sure of the decision. April/May – have your student send an acceptance letter and deposit to the college of choice.

Performing Arts Courses 7112 Marching Band Credit: 10 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band experience or director’s approval. This one-semester class provides students opportunities to further their musical experience in marching performance. Performances at contests, concerts, football games, parades, pep assemblies, and community events within and outside the regular school day are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7113 Symphonic Band Credit: 10 (5 if student is in Marching Band) Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band experience or director’s approval. Students develop their instrumental music skills and demonstrate them through performances. Performances at contests and concerts outside of school time are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7114 Wind Ensemble Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Director’s approval. Wind Ensemble is intended for the more experienced instrumental student. It is designed to allow student opportunities to further their musical experiences in concert situations. Performances at contests and concerts outside of school time are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7115 Beginning Jazz Band Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band class and play an instrument designed for this medium of music. Students develop basic music skills in the jazz medium. The Jazz Band performs at a variety of functions within and outside of the school day. This class is designed to give students a beginning level “big band jazz” experience. Students must be able to read music. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

7116 Advanced Jazz Band Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Director’s approval. Advanced class for students to further develop basic music skills in the jazz medium. The Jazz Band performs at a variety of functions within and outside of the school day. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7117 Music Theory Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 A “nuts and bolts” class of the basics of music and its notation. Prior knowledge of music is not required. Topics discussed will include, but not be limited to, music notation, time signatures, key signatures, transposition, part-writing, major scales, modes, dynamics, tempos, and melody writing. Aural and keyboard skills will be introduced. Students will be able to compose and write their own songs by semester’s end. 90999 Guitar Class Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Guitar class is designed for the beginner or advanced level student wanting to study and learn how to play an Acoustic Guitar. Students will learn how to read musical notation. Student must purchase a method book. 7121 Mixed Choir (Level 1)(Beginning Level) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This vocal music class is open to all students interested in singing in a performance group. Students learn the basics of music and singing (basic music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and basic performance etiquette). There will be 4 concerts per year. These basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level singing groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

7125 Women’s Concert Choir (Level 2 Beg./Inter.) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Previous Choral/singing Experience Students will learn basic/intermediate levels of music and singing (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone and performance etiquette). There will be 4 concerts per year. These basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level EHS singing groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement 29 even beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.


Collegiate Athletic Participation – NCAA Eligibility

Any student athlete who wishes to practice, compete, and receive an athletic scholarship in either NCAA Division I OR II sports must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The NCAA encourages students to register on-line at: www.ncaa clearinghouse.net and click “Prospective Student Athletes.” A very limited number of registration forms are available in the Counseling Office. Registering for the NCAA should be completed at the end of junior year. For more information visit ncaa.org. 4311 Algebra 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry. This course includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and non-functions alike. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. t91422 Finite Mathematics (Contingent upon School Board Approval) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2. This course emphasizes applications for topics including functions, matrix algebra, and linear programming. This course extends Algebra 2 concepts with applications specific to Business, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. Pending Board approval. 4315h Honors Statistics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course is designed for college-bound students who are thinking of majoring in Humanities, Psychology, or Science. The course includes an introduction to statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is especially helpful to those that are considering majoring in medicine, psychology, science, business, or humanities. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/ TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver.

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91106 Honors Pre-Calculus Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of B or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is designed for college-bound students who require higher-level preparation in math. It covers analytical geometry, trigonometry, and other pre-calculus topics as an introduction to Calculus. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver. t4412 AP Calculus AB Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course reviews analytical geometry and introduces limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver.

t0250 Honors Algebra 2/Honors Pre-Calculus Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Geometry with a grade of B or better or Geometry with an A. Instructor’s recommendation prior to enrollment is required. This course is a double-blocked class intended to accelerate students through two courses in one year in order to be prepared for AP Calculus. It is an in-depth study of Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus concepts for highly motivated students in successive semesters. First semester is Algebra 2 and covers concepts includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and nonfunctions alike. Second semester is Pre-Calculus and covers analytical geometry, trigonometry, and other pre-calculus topics as an introduction to Calculus. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator.

NCAA Division I Athletes Must Register With The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Qualifier •Can practice, compete and receive athletic scholarships as a freshman. Requirements • Graduate from high school; • Students first entering a Division I or Division II collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005 must meet the new 14 core-course rule. •Students first entering a Division I collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2009, must meet the 16 core-course rule. Students must complete three years of mathematics (Algebra1 or higher), and four years of additional core courses. The additional core course may be taken in any area: English, mathematics. natural/physical science, social science, world language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy. The breakdown of requirements is listed below.

Division I 16 CORE-COURSE RULE 2008 and after 16 Core Courses: 4 years of English 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, Mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, world language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).

Division II 2005 and after 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of additional English mathematics or natural/physical science 2 years of social science. 3 years of additional courses (from any area above, world language or nondoctrnal religion/philosophy).

PLEASE NOTE: For students entering college on or after August 1. 2005. computer-science courses may only be used for initial- eligibility purposes if the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical science and is listed as such on the high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses.

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Other Important Information: •In Division I you must adhere to the Core GPA/test score sliding-scale index. •In Division II, there is no sliding scale. The minimum core grade-point average is 2.00. The minimum SAT score is 820 (Verbal and Math sections only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68.

Core GPA)

3.550 & Above 3.525 3.500 3.475 3.450 3.425 3.400 3.375 3.350 3.325 3.300 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775

SAT

400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710

ACT 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58

Core GPA 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000

SAT

720 730 730 740-750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010

ACT

Math Courses

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ALL MATH COURSES REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:

3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, graph paper, scientific calculator, ruler, and red pen

90353 Honors Algebra 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or 8th Grade Math with a grade of B or better and an instructor recommendation. This course covers in-depth the use of algebraic expressions, rational numbers, equations, inequalities, linear equations, graphs, systems of equations, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, solving equations, and radical expressions. It also includes basic geometric concepts, probability, and statistics.

Partial Qualifier – Does Not Meet Standards for Qualifier Eligible to practice with a team at its home facility and receive an athletic scholarship during his or her first year at a Division I school, and then has three seasons of competition remaining at a Division II school. Non-Qualifier Is not eligible for regular-season competition and practice during the first academic year in residence and then has four seasons of competition. A non-qualifier may not receive athletic-related aid as a freshman, but may receive regular needbased financial aid if the school certifies that aid was granted without regard to athletic ability. • Has not graduated from high school; • Did not achieve the core-curriculum GPA and SAT/ACT score required for a qualifier or partial qualifier. For a course to count toward the requirements above, the course must appear on your high-school’s list of approved courses. You can find your high-school’s list by going to www.ncaa clearinghouse.net.

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4111 Algebra 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or 8th Grade Math. This course covers the use of algebraic expressions, rational numbers, equations, inequalities, linear equations, graphs, systems of equations, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, solving equations, and radical expressions. It also includes basic geometric concepts, probability, and statistics. t91344 Applied Mathematical Topics (Contingent upon School Board Approval) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1. This course is an extension of mathematical topics including Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Consumer Math, and Trigonometry. It contains applications of all these mathematical topics. Students would take this course if their mathematical skills need reinforced before going on to Geometry and additional support is required. Pending Board approval.

90124 Honors Geometry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Algebra 1 with a grade of B or better or Algebra 1 with an A. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is an in-depth study of reasoning and logical step-bystep development of statements concerning plane figures as well as the extension of the algebra presented in Algebra 1. 4211 Geometry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Mathematical Topics. This course is the study of reasoning and logical step-by-step development of statements concerning plane figures as well as the extension of the algebra presented in Algebra 1.

90725 Trigonometry Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry. This course is the study of trigonometric topics including trigonometric functions (with graphs and inverse functions), identities and equations, solutions of triangles, complex numbers, and other topics as time permits. 91017 Honors Algebra 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Geometry with a grade of B or better or Geometry with an A. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is an in-depth study of Algebra 2 concepts for highly motivated students. These concepts includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and non-functions alike. Applications are handled by creating mathematical models of phenomena in the real world. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator.


Career & Technical (CTE) Education Programs at Englewood High School

Accounting

Microsoft User Specialist

Aviation

Technology

Diesel Technician

Culinary Arts

Health Sciences Technology I &II

Web Site

Design

Career & Technical (CTE) Education Programs at Arapahoe Douglas Career & Technical School (ACTS)

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Agriculture

Auto Technology

CISCO Networking Academy

Commercial Photography

Comprehensive Building Trades

Criminal Justice

Graphic Design

Equine Science

Executive Internship

Teacher Cadet

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Business Field

Microsoft Excel 2000

Accounting II

Accounting II Accounting I

Accounting I

Aviation Technology

Advanced Woodworking

Woodworking

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Marketing Field

Marketing

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Marketing

MicroSoft Office 2000 includes Word - Excel PowerPoint

Computer Applications

Microsoft User Specialist

Health Business Field Science Technology

Health Science Technology

Career& Technical Education at Englewood High School

Small Gas Engine Field

Advanced Small Engines & Lab

Beginning Small Engines & Lab

Small Engine Specialist

Advanced Web Design

Beginning Web Design

Web Site Design

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91017 Honors Algebra 2 (Prerequisite: B or better in Geometry, High MAP/ CSAP scores, and teacher recommendation)

90124 Honors Geometry (Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra 1, High MAP/CSAP scores, and teacher recommendation)

4411 AP Calculus AB * (Prerequisite: Honors PreCalculus)

91442 Honors Pre-Calculus * (Prerequisite: Algebra 2)

4311 Algebra 2 (Prerequisite: Geometry)

4211 Geometry (Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Applied Mathematical Topics)

honors credit and College credit through UCD) can be received for these classes.

* Dual Credit (High School

4301 Computer Science (Prerequisite: Geometry) **not offered in 08/09

If you are currently taking Algebra 1 and your grade is: A or B and have a teacher recommendation …then take Honors Geometry. A, B, C… then take Geometry. D or F…. then take Applied Mathematical Topics.

If you are currently taking CPM Foundations or Pre-Algebra as an 8th Grade Student: … then take Honors Algebra 1 if you have a B or better and a teacher recommendation or … take Algebra 1.

4313 Finite Mathematics (Prerequisite: Algebra 2) ***Pending Board Approval **not offered in 08/09

4113 Applied Mathematical Topics (Prerequisite: Algebra 1) This course is intended for students who need additional Algebra work beyond Algebra 1 with the addition of Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry concepts. ***Pending Board Approval **not offered in 08/09

4315 Honors Statistics * (Prerequisite: Algebra 2)

90353 Honors Algebra 1 Sequence of Math Courses: (Prerequisite: B or better in 4111 Algebra 1 FFA2 or Pre-Algebra, High (Prerequisite: FFA2/8th MAP/CSAP scores, and Grade Math or Pre-Algebra) teacher recommendation)

GUIDELINES FOR EHS MATHEMATICS COURSES 2009 - 2010

Sequence of Math Courses:

GUIDELINES FOR EHS MATHEMATICS COURSES 2009 - 2010

All CTE classes fulfill graduation requirements for Fine & Practical Arts. All advanced CTE classes meet the Pre-Collegiate curriculum requirement for Academic Electives as prescribed by the Colorado Commission on High Education. The fastest growing occupations require technical skills taught in Career & Technical Education classes. Research shows that high school graduates that have taken Career & Technical Education classes are more successful in college, find it easier to get a job, and earn more money.

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11th Grade

10th Grade

9th Grade

Accounting

Aviation Technology


Underline Class Titles = Freshman Classes Career & Technical Education at EHS 1201 English 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Supplies: Highlighters, Post-It® Notes, Notebook, Paper Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 1. Course covers grammar, composition, vocabulary, literature, oral expression (speech).

1211 Honors English 2 Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Supplies: Highlighters, Post-It® Notes Prerequisite: Minimum grade in English 1 of B or minimum grade in Honors English 1 of C. Proficient or higher on 9th Grade Reading and Writing CSAP. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Content parallels English 2 except that material is more advanced and extensive. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy both reading and writing. Course emphasizes precise, effective writing, and research, and in-depth analysis and evaluation of world literature. Oral expression (speech) and vocabulary development are also covered. 1301 English 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11 Supplies: Package of 3x5 cards, 2-pocket folder, highlighters, Post-It® Notes Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 2. Course focuses on composition, producing a research paper, American literature, and vocabulary. 1311 Honors English 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11 Prerequisite: English 2 or Honors English 2. Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course emphasizes the skillful development of essay writing and in-depth reading and analyses of American literature.

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1401 English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 3. English 4 focuses on writing, research skills, literature (novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and vocabulary). Students will complete a reflective and goal based portfolio. 1411 Honors College Preparatory English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Passing grade of C in English 3 or Honors English 3. Must have passed all proficiencies. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. For college-bound seniors. This college preparation honors class fosters language and composition skills necessary for success in college. The content includes college preparatory writing and reading. The emphasis is on analysis and evaluation of World Literature. Students will complete a college application unit working in EHS College Center and write a college and scholarship essay, as well as a reflective and goal-based portfolio. 1421 AP English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisites: A grade of an A or a B in English 3 or Honors English 3 as well as an overall B average in all English courses in high school. College reading level also required. Must have passed all proficiencies. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course provides students with a college-level curriculum and expectations. It may be taken for college credit. The emphasis is on a humanities approach to the study of literature and on analysis and evaluation of world literature through writing and discussion. In addition, students will complete a college application unit. The course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement English Examination which students are required to take in May . T20 Writers’ Workshop Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grade: 10, 11, 12 This one semester class is designed for students who need more intensive training in writing skills, from basic sentence structure, through paragraph writing, to the five-paragraph essay and short research paper. Students will develop the skills necessary to be successful in meeting the district’s proficiencies as well as those skils critical to the workplace and for college success. In addition, students will develop improved vocabulary skills.

8203 MS Office PowerPoint Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demonstrated skill in this area. Students will complete an in-depth study of Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (Presentation). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee.

8200 Computer Applications Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Computer Applications covers computer-keyboarding skills using a current software word processing program. Learn to operate the computer keyboard by touch, with speed and accuracy and improve your current skills to utilize the computer more effectively and efficiently. Basic letter styles, academic reports, and other formatting skills are covered. Upon completion of this course students have solid, entry-level, employable skills.

T91079L Financial Literacy Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will learn personal money management including: keeping and balancing a checkbook, creating a financial plan (budgeting), learning about banking services and financial institutions, wise use of credit and understanding credit problems, making purchasing decisions on things such as cars and housing, and some basics on insurance (home, auto, life, and health) and retirement planning.

8205a Graphic Design./Desktop Publishing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 Course introduces concepts and applications for graphic design and desktop publishing using current software. This step-by-step orientation to graphic design and desktop publishing emphasizes page layout and design with techniques for incorporating text and graphics and final productions of printed documents.

90585 Connect 4 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 The Englewood School District values the components of the Connect 4 course. Therefore, EHS will strive to place all 9th graders into one semester of this course. This course covers four areas: 1) technology skills; 2) new comprehensive guidance system; 3) career portfolio building; and 4) library research through technology skills. Course will be taught using a variety of experts in these fields. The cross-section of instructors will come from the business department, career and technical education department, guidance counselors and technology experts from our media center.

8204 MS Office Word Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demon-strated skill in this area. Students will continue to improve their skills from Computer Applications and complete an in-depth study of Microsoft Word 2003 (Word Processing). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee. 8209 MS Office Excel Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demonstrated skill in this area. Students complete an in-depth study of Microsoft Excel 2003 (Spreadsheet). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee.

8303 Accounting 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Accounting 1 covers the theory and practice of accounting principles and procedures that are used by businesses. Students maintain records and gain understandings of skills required for entry-level accounting positions. Upon successful completion of Accounting 1 at EHS, the student will be awarded three (3) semester hours of community college credit (ACC 101-Fundamentals of Accounting) if they enroll at Arapahoe Community College.

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8303b Accounting 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting 1. This course is for students interested in continuing their study of accounting principles on an advanced level including computerized applications. This course is highly recommended for students interested in a career in Accounting or who want to major in business in college. 8305 Entrepreneur (Small Business Development) Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: $4.00 The Entrepreneurship class is for those students who are interested in owning and operating their own business some day. Classroom activities will include the development of a business plan and operation of a schoolbased enterprise. 8306 Marketing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10,11, 12 Fee: $4.00 Marketing is the study of the basic skills and understanding of the marketing concept, operations, the business environment, and management systems. Classroom activities will include development of a marketing plan, the operation of a simulated sports franchise, and participation in an online school- based enterprise. 8307 Marketing Field Credit: Variable Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion, concurrent enrollment, and/or registered for current school year in one of the following courses: Entrepreneurship or Marketing. Marketing Field is a planned program of job training and work experiences that are coordinated with classroom instruction. Activities may include, but are not limited to: work experience, internships, job shadowing, service learning activities, or participation in a school-based enterprise. 7243 Beginning Web Design Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or instructor approval. This course covers HTML, the authoring tool Dreamweaver, and the graphics tool Fireworks. The student will be able to design complex, personal Web sites at the conclusion of this course.

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7244 Advanced Web Design Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Beginning Web Design or instructor approval. Advanced Web Design students will have the opportunity to further Web authoring skills and develop skills in animation. Maintenance of the Englewood High School Web Site as well as developing websites for outside clients is an integral part of this course. Activities for maintaining the EHS website include: working with the digital camera, taking pictures, reporting on activities, and creating new web pages for EHS activities. Authoring analysis will be explored. The current software includes Macromedia products such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash within the Adobe CS3 Master Suite. 8208 Business Field Credit: Variable Course Length: Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion, concurrent enrollment, and/or registered for current school year in one of the following courses: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, or Accounting 1. Business Field is a planned program of job training and work experiences that are coordinated with classroom instruction. Activities may include, but are not limited to: work experience, internships, job shadowing, service learning activities, or participation in a school-based enterprise. 8208c Englewood Internship Course Credits: 5 Course Length Semester Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Connect 4 Upon completion of this course, students will have developed career research information, resume documentation, letters of application and inquiry, letter of acceptance, requests for extension of time or decline. In addition they will learn job interview strategies, as well as job interview experience and retention strategies. The student will also learn the process for terminating a position. Students will be placed in a career internship following the completion of the class. 8208p Englewood Internship Placement Credit: 5 - 10 Course Length: Semester Grade: 11,12 Prerequisite: Connect 4 and Englewood Internship Course. The Englewood Internship will better prepare students to enter the work force with marketable skills and hands-on experience in all areas of the career path. Students will develop skills in job growth and retention skills including personality traits, ethics, human relations and self-discipline. They will learn how to successfully utilize time management and communicate and interact effectively

90696 Advanced English Language Learners Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be a near fluent speaker. Level (4) 5 on the LAS-O Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors completing this course will demonstrate progress towards proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak, and write using proper English grammar and spelling. Any student who speaks a language other than English, understands a language other than English, or who has a language other than English spoken in their homes may receive ELL support to insure success in regular or honors classes.

English Courses Ninth-grade students reading at least one grade below their current grade (without an Individual Learning Plan) will be placed in Power English and English 1. 0010 Power English - Reading Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Reading below grade or proficiency level. Freshmen and sophomores will take the course until they have completed the MAP Test within one grade level of their current grade. Upperclassmen will take the course until they have tested at or above the eleventh grade level. All students will be expected to carry at least a C grade in this course to test out. They will then proceed to mainstream English classes.

90886 English 1A Credit: 10 English / 10 Elective Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Students must be on an I.L.P. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. The course covers grammar, composition, library skills and literature (novels and short stories) for students with Individual Learning Plans.

90697 Beginning English Language Learners Credit: 10 English / 10 Elective Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students taking Beginning ELL must be non-English speakers and must be a level 1 or 2 on the LAS-O. Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak, and write using proper English grammar and spelling. 90697L

1101 English 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Course covers grammar, composition, library skills and literature (novels and short stories). 1111 Honors English 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade, and able to write at or above grade level. Students must have also scored a 225 or higher on the MAP test. Content parallels English 1 except that material is more advanced and extensive. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy both reading and writing and be highly motivated. The course covers grammar, composition, library skills, and literature (novel and short stories).

ELL Lab

Credit 5 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be eligible for ELL This class provides English language support for all classes 90684 Intermediate English Language Learners Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Limited English Speaker. Level 3 (4) on the LAS-O Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak and write using proper English grammar and spelling.

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t90381 Sheltered English Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11,12 This class is designed for students whose first language is not English, but who have the basic reading and writing skills necessary in the English language. This course provides an in depth overview of grammar, composition, library skills, and literature in a format that is comprehensible for English language learners Pending Board Approval.


Career & Technical Education at Area Career and Technical Schools (ACTS)

Consumer & Family Studies Courses 8101 Food & Nutrition 1 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 This course is an introduction to food science, basic cooking skills, nutrition, wellness, foods and cultural diversity, food safety, contemporary trends, and the new food guide pyramid. Students learn to prepare bread, grains, pastries, teen snacks, economical main dishes, meats and fruits and vegetables. 8102 Food & Nutrition 2 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Prerequisite: Food & Nutrition 1. This course continues the study of nutrition, measurements, wellness, etc., with an added emphasis on critical thinking, decision making, and resource management. The course includes the study of meats, poultry, fish, vegetarian meals, cake decorating, regional foods, meals on a budget, and an introduction to foods around the globe.

8108 Child Psychology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course covers prenatal development, and the physical, emotional, social and intellectual developmental stages. Other topics include: pregnancy, child abuse, methods of discipline and guidance, and special challenges for children. 8109 Personal Survival Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Personal Survival is designed to help students become more aware of aspects of living including employment, housing, food, money issues, consumer law, credit, fraud and deception, consumer goods, social skills and leadership skills. Course prepares students for living on their own.

8107 Contemporary Wellness Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course covers the various facets of single life, interpersonal relationships, dating, sexuality, family planning, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, decision making skills, physical health, STD’s, stress management, and death.

Englewood High School participates in the Area Career and Technical School program, which is operated through Arapahoe Community College. Programs are located on the EHS campus and at other neighboring high schools. A course listing is provided below. See your counselor to obtain more detailed information about the Vocational School or about Area Career and Technical School program or about a specific CTE Program. Career & Technical Education programs meet the Practical Arts requirement. NOTES: • A fee is charged for some courses. See your Counselor for the exact amount. • Students may be responsible for transportation. • Area Career and Technical School reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment.

8512 Aviation Technology Credit: 15 per year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be 16 years old to take this class. Course will include units in aviation-related careers, aviation weather, navigation, theory of flight, federal air regulations, and aircraft performance. The program will involve airplane flight simulations and field trips. + Englewood High School + Cherry Creek High School + Highlands Ranch High School

On-Line: www.avs-acts.org

+ Denotes Location of Program * See top of page 17 for Acadedemic electives

8582 CISCO Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $75.00 per semester The CISCO program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This provides students an opportunity to enter the workforce and/or continue their education in the computer-networking field. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the certification examination to become a CISCO networking associate. If courses are not completed before graduation, the program may be completed at Arapahoe Community College. + Chaparral High School + Highlands Ranch High School

8506 A+ Certification Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Computer servicing and troubleshooting is an industrybased curriculum that prepares students for passing the A+ Certification exam. Students learn about PC components, take basic measurements, develop a mastery of industry-standard operating systems, and learn basic system troubleshooting by using diagnostic software and hardware. + Arapahoe High School 8504 Agriculture Ed Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Course is a study in the fundamentals of agriculture and equine science, agricultural record keeping, soil and crop science, and horticulture. Students must be members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and develop a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project outside of school hours. For additional information contact Mr. Judd Johnston at (303) 387-1129. + Douglas County High School

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8592 Executive Internship Credit: To Be Determined Grades: 12 Students spend a full semester with an executive in business, government, or the professions. + Cherry Creek High School

8505 Auto Technology Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $50.00 (includes Skills USA registration & ACC parking fee). Auto Tech is a job-oriented, fundamental course that prepares students with the basic theory and required skills for a job in the auto industry. Some of the areas covered are shop safety, tool use, combustion and four-stroke theory, tire and wheel service, and fuel systems. + Arapahoe Community College

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8575 Culinary Arts Credit: 35 per year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: $50.00 - AM Section $75.00 - PM Section Students are trained as dining room attendants, servers, cashiers and hosts/hostesses. Students study meal preparation, baking, safety, and sanitation. + Englewood High School/Lowell Annex

8522 Commercial Photography Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Students are introduced to the basic principles, techniques, and operation of photographic equipment. Black and white as well as color print processing is taught. + Cherry Creek High School 8531 Comprehensive Building Trades Credit: 25 per year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Student must have proof of medical insurance and parent/guardian will be required to sign a waiver and release of liability form to work on construction site. Students learn the basics of framing of floors, walls and roofs. They work on roofing, masonry, drywall, and interior finish carpentry. Students complete this work on a new house under construction built by students. + Sheridan High School + At Building Site

8521 Graphic Design Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Semester One - Communicating in The Digital Age Experiences include computer operations, digital photography, scanning, organization of graphics, typography, and assembling works for printing and web page publications. Semester Two - The Visual Image – How to Make It To capture it with a camera, to draw it, to paint it, to scan it, to digitally manipulate it, these are some of the approaches the student will develop in creating images to meet the varied requirements of this ever expanding art world. + Cherry Creek High School

8576 Criminal Justice: Crime Science Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Program offers opportunities for career exploration in many criminal justice-related fields. Classes meet twice per week and explore topics such as: Introduction to Crime, Criminology, Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice Procedures, Corrections, Juvenile Justice Procedures, Private Security Fundamentals, Introduction to Police Careers, Civil Service Requirements, Colorado Substantive and Procedural Law, Police and the Rule of Law, Police Communications, Basic Police Procedures, Criminal Investigation Fundamentals, Criminalistics, and possibly an internship experience. The instruction will be comprised of work from textbooks, law books, worksheets and hands-on work in forensic areas. + Arapahoe Community College + Cherry Creek High School + Littleton High School

8504 Equine Science Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $30.00 (Lab expenses, facilities & equipment) Students will explore areas of agriculture involving animal science, equine science, plant science, agribusiness, and ag-mechanics. + Douglas County High School 8561h1/8561h2 Health Sciences Technology 1&2 Credit: 10 First Semester; 20 Second Semester Grades: 11, 12 (must be 16 years old by 11-1-05) Fee: $120.00 (includes books, uniforms and name tag) Requirements: Good background in math and science. Health examination is needed after acceptance into the program. Exam to include: hepatitis, tetanus, PPD and MMR vaccinations. Student needs proof of liability insurance. Units of study will include: medical history, interpersonal dynamics, ethical principles, safety practices, biotechnology, rehabilitation, diagnostic and environmental medical careers. Second semester students work with professionals at health sites – student MUST provide own transportation to health sites. + Englewood High School/Lowell Annex

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8533d ACTS Diesel Tech Credit: 10 Grades: 9,10, 11, 12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee: Tool requirement - check with instructor Prerequisite: Must be taken with 8533dl Have you ever wanted to work at a golf course and make good money? Boys and girls with no experience are encouraged to try out this class that will train you to work on all types of commercial mowing equipment like Bobcats, Toro fairway mowing machines, Caterpillar, Mitishibi, Daihatsu and Kubota diesel engines. The student will also be trained in welding and Go-Kart frame fabrication. Summer job placement at a golf course is possible depending on skill level and job availability. Space is limited.

8581 Teacher Cadet Credit: 25 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $20.00 Program is designed to introduce high school students to the teaching profession. The program provides students with insight into the nature of teaching, the issues affecting education, and the responsibilities of the profession. In addition to classroom learning, students participate in an extended field experience. Students are placed in the primary, middle, or secondary school settings, according to their expressed interest. This placement gives students the opportunity to observe as well as step into the role of the instructor. Students completing this full year course will have an in-depth perspective of the teaching profession. This will provide the foundation for future career goals in education or in a related field. + Ames Elementary – Littleton + Field Placement Sites

8533dl ACTS Diesel Tech Lab Credit: 10 Grades: 9,10, 11, 12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee; Tool requirement - check with instructor Prerequisite: Lab must be taken with 8533d This class is the lab portion of the ACTS Diesel Tech class. 3533ad ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech Credit: 10 Grades: 10,11,12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee; Tool requirements, check with instructor Prerequisite: 8533d and 8533dl or permission of instructor ONLY. Must be taken with 3533adl lab class This is an advanced light diesel equipment repair class. You will learn now to set up and operate a commercial mowing equipment repair mowing business and get paid for doing so. You will receive training at te EHS mowing repair facility and onsite at the repair facility on the local golf course. Summer job placement and payment for being trained will depend on the local golf courses and the availability of rebuildable commercial mowing equipment. 3533adl ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech Lab Credit: 10 Grades: 10,11,12 Course Length 2 semesters Fee: Tool requirements, check with instructor Prerequisite: 8533d and 8533dkl or permission of instructor ONLY. Must be taken with 3533ad lab. This class is the lab portion of the ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech class.

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8575 Culinary Arts Credit: 35 per year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: $50.00 - AM Section $75.00 - PM Section Students are trained as dining room attendants, servers, cashiers and hosts/hostesses. Students study meal preparation, baking, safety, and sanitation. + Englewood High School/Lowell Annex

8522 Commercial Photography Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Students are introduced to the basic principles, techniques, and operation of photographic equipment. Black and white as well as color print processing is taught. + Cherry Creek High School 8531 Comprehensive Building Trades Credit: 25 per year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Student must have proof of medical insurance and parent/guardian will be required to sign a waiver and release of liability form to work on construction site. Students learn the basics of framing of floors, walls and roofs. They work on roofing, masonry, drywall, and interior finish carpentry. Students complete this work on a new house under construction built by students. + Sheridan High School + At Building Site

8521 Graphic Design Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Semester One - Communicating in The Digital Age Experiences include computer operations, digital photography, scanning, organization of graphics, typography, and assembling works for printing and web page publications. Semester Two - The Visual Image – How to Make It To capture it with a camera, to draw it, to paint it, to scan it, to digitally manipulate it, these are some of the approaches the student will develop in creating images to meet the varied requirements of this ever expanding art world. + Cherry Creek High School

8576 Criminal Justice: Crime Science Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Program offers opportunities for career exploration in many criminal justice-related fields. Classes meet twice per week and explore topics such as: Introduction to Crime, Criminology, Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice Procedures, Corrections, Juvenile Justice Procedures, Private Security Fundamentals, Introduction to Police Careers, Civil Service Requirements, Colorado Substantive and Procedural Law, Police and the Rule of Law, Police Communications, Basic Police Procedures, Criminal Investigation Fundamentals, Criminalistics, and possibly an internship experience. The instruction will be comprised of work from textbooks, law books, worksheets and hands-on work in forensic areas. + Arapahoe Community College + Cherry Creek High School + Littleton High School

8504 Equine Science Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $30.00 (Lab expenses, facilities & equipment) Students will explore areas of agriculture involving animal science, equine science, plant science, agribusiness, and ag-mechanics. + Douglas County High School 8561h1/8561h2 Health Sciences Technology 1&2 Credit: 10 First Semester; 20 Second Semester Grades: 11, 12 (must be 16 years old by 11-1-05) Fee: $120.00 (includes books, uniforms and name tag) Requirements: Good background in math and science. Health examination is needed after acceptance into the program. Exam to include: hepatitis, tetanus, PPD and MMR vaccinations. Student needs proof of liability insurance. Units of study will include: medical history, interpersonal dynamics, ethical principles, safety practices, biotechnology, rehabilitation, diagnostic and environmental medical careers. Second semester students work with professionals at health sites – student MUST provide own transportation to health sites. + Englewood High School/Lowell Annex

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8533d ACTS Diesel Tech Credit: 10 Grades: 9,10, 11, 12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee: Tool requirement - check with instructor Prerequisite: Must be taken with 8533dl Have you ever wanted to work at a golf course and make good money? Boys and girls with no experience are encouraged to try out this class that will train you to work on all types of commercial mowing equipment like Bobcats, Toro fairway mowing machines, Caterpillar, Mitishibi, Daihatsu and Kubota diesel engines. The student will also be trained in welding and Go-Kart frame fabrication. Summer job placement at a golf course is possible depending on skill level and job availability. Space is limited.

8581 Teacher Cadet Credit: 25 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $20.00 Program is designed to introduce high school students to the teaching profession. The program provides students with insight into the nature of teaching, the issues affecting education, and the responsibilities of the profession. In addition to classroom learning, students participate in an extended field experience. Students are placed in the primary, middle, or secondary school settings, according to their expressed interest. This placement gives students the opportunity to observe as well as step into the role of the instructor. Students completing this full year course will have an in-depth perspective of the teaching profession. This will provide the foundation for future career goals in education or in a related field. + Ames Elementary – Littleton + Field Placement Sites

8533dl ACTS Diesel Tech Lab Credit: 10 Grades: 9,10, 11, 12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee; Tool requirement - check with instructor Prerequisite: Lab must be taken with 8533d This class is the lab portion of the ACTS Diesel Tech class. 3533ad ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech Credit: 10 Grades: 10,11,12 Course Length: 2 semesters Fee; Tool requirements, check with instructor Prerequisite: 8533d and 8533dl or permission of instructor ONLY. Must be taken with 3533adl lab class This is an advanced light diesel equipment repair class. You will learn now to set up and operate a commercial mowing equipment repair mowing business and get paid for doing so. You will receive training at te EHS mowing repair facility and onsite at the repair facility on the local golf course. Summer job placement and payment for being trained will depend on the local golf courses and the availability of rebuildable commercial mowing equipment. 3533adl ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech Lab Credit: 10 Grades: 10,11,12 Course Length 2 semesters Fee: Tool requirements, check with instructor Prerequisite: 8533d and 8533dkl or permission of instructor ONLY. Must be taken with 3533ad lab. This class is the lab portion of the ACTS Advanced Diesel Tech class.

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Career & Technical Education at Area Career and Technical Schools (ACTS)

Consumer & Family Studies Courses 8101 Food & Nutrition 1 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 This course is an introduction to food science, basic cooking skills, nutrition, wellness, foods and cultural diversity, food safety, contemporary trends, and the new food guide pyramid. Students learn to prepare bread, grains, pastries, teen snacks, economical main dishes, meats and fruits and vegetables. 8102 Food & Nutrition 2 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Prerequisite: Food & Nutrition 1. This course continues the study of nutrition, measurements, wellness, etc., with an added emphasis on critical thinking, decision making, and resource management. The course includes the study of meats, poultry, fish, vegetarian meals, cake decorating, regional foods, meals on a budget, and an introduction to foods around the globe.

8108 Child Psychology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course covers prenatal development, and the physical, emotional, social and intellectual developmental stages. Other topics include: pregnancy, child abuse, methods of discipline and guidance, and special challenges for children. 8109 Personal Survival Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Personal Survival is designed to help students become more aware of aspects of living including employment, housing, food, money issues, consumer law, credit, fraud and deception, consumer goods, social skills and leadership skills. Course prepares students for living on their own.

8107 Contemporary Wellness Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course covers the various facets of single life, interpersonal relationships, dating, sexuality, family planning, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, decision making skills, physical health, STD’s, stress management, and death.

Englewood High School participates in the Area Career and Technical School program, which is operated through Arapahoe Community College. Programs are located on the EHS campus and at other neighboring high schools. A course listing is provided below. See your counselor to obtain more detailed information about the Vocational School or about Area Career and Technical School program or about a specific CTE Program. Career & Technical Education programs meet the Practical Arts requirement. NOTES: • A fee is charged for some courses. See your Counselor for the exact amount. • Students may be responsible for transportation. • Area Career and Technical School reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment.

8512 Aviation Technology Credit: 15 per year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be 16 years old to take this class. Course will include units in aviation-related careers, aviation weather, navigation, theory of flight, federal air regulations, and aircraft performance. The program will involve airplane flight simulations and field trips. + Englewood High School + Cherry Creek High School + Highlands Ranch High School

On-Line: www.avs-acts.org

+ Denotes Location of Program * See top of page 17 for Acadedemic electives

8582 CISCO Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $75.00 per semester The CISCO program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This provides students an opportunity to enter the workforce and/or continue their education in the computer-networking field. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the certification examination to become a CISCO networking associate. If courses are not completed before graduation, the program may be completed at Arapahoe Community College. + Chaparral High School + Highlands Ranch High School

8506 A+ Certification Credit: 15 per year Grades: 11, 12 Computer servicing and troubleshooting is an industrybased curriculum that prepares students for passing the A+ Certification exam. Students learn about PC components, take basic measurements, develop a mastery of industry-standard operating systems, and learn basic system troubleshooting by using diagnostic software and hardware. + Arapahoe High School 8504 Agriculture Ed Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Course is a study in the fundamentals of agriculture and equine science, agricultural record keeping, soil and crop science, and horticulture. Students must be members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and develop a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project outside of school hours. For additional information contact Mr. Judd Johnston at (303) 387-1129. + Douglas County High School

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8592 Executive Internship Credit: To Be Determined Grades: 12 Students spend a full semester with an executive in business, government, or the professions. + Cherry Creek High School

8505 Auto Technology Credit: 20 per year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: $50.00 (includes Skills USA registration & ACC parking fee). Auto Tech is a job-oriented, fundamental course that prepares students with the basic theory and required skills for a job in the auto industry. Some of the areas covered are shop safety, tool use, combustion and four-stroke theory, tire and wheel service, and fuel systems. + Arapahoe Community College

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8303b Accounting 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting 1. This course is for students interested in continuing their study of accounting principles on an advanced level including computerized applications. This course is highly recommended for students interested in a career in Accounting or who want to major in business in college. 8305 Entrepreneur (Small Business Development) Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: $4.00 The Entrepreneurship class is for those students who are interested in owning and operating their own business some day. Classroom activities will include the development of a business plan and operation of a schoolbased enterprise. 8306 Marketing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10,11, 12 Fee: $4.00 Marketing is the study of the basic skills and understanding of the marketing concept, operations, the business environment, and management systems. Classroom activities will include development of a marketing plan, the operation of a simulated sports franchise, and participation in an online school- based enterprise. 8307 Marketing Field Credit: Variable Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion, concurrent enrollment, and/or registered for current school year in one of the following courses: Entrepreneurship or Marketing. Marketing Field is a planned program of job training and work experiences that are coordinated with classroom instruction. Activities may include, but are not limited to: work experience, internships, job shadowing, service learning activities, or participation in a school-based enterprise. 7243 Beginning Web Design Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or instructor approval. This course covers HTML, the authoring tool Dreamweaver, and the graphics tool Fireworks. The student will be able to design complex, personal Web sites at the conclusion of this course.

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7244 Advanced Web Design Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Beginning Web Design or instructor approval. Advanced Web Design students will have the opportunity to further Web authoring skills and develop skills in animation. Maintenance of the Englewood High School Web Site as well as developing websites for outside clients is an integral part of this course. Activities for maintaining the EHS website include: working with the digital camera, taking pictures, reporting on activities, and creating new web pages for EHS activities. Authoring analysis will be explored. The current software includes Macromedia products such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash within the Adobe CS3 Master Suite. 8208 Business Field Credit: Variable Course Length: Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion, concurrent enrollment, and/or registered for current school year in one of the following courses: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, or Accounting 1. Business Field is a planned program of job training and work experiences that are coordinated with classroom instruction. Activities may include, but are not limited to: work experience, internships, job shadowing, service learning activities, or participation in a school-based enterprise. 8208c Englewood Internship Course Credits: 5 Course Length Semester Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Connect 4 Upon completion of this course, students will have developed career research information, resume documentation, letters of application and inquiry, letter of acceptance, requests for extension of time or decline. In addition they will learn job interview strategies, as well as job interview experience and retention strategies. The student will also learn the process for terminating a position. Students will be placed in a career internship following the completion of the class. 8208p Englewood Internship Placement Credit: 5 - 10 Course Length: Semester Grade: 11,12 Prerequisite: Connect 4 and Englewood Internship Course. The Englewood Internship will better prepare students to enter the work force with marketable skills and hands-on experience in all areas of the career path. Students will develop skills in job growth and retention skills including personality traits, ethics, human relations and self-discipline. They will learn how to successfully utilize time management and communicate and interact effectively

90696 Advanced English Language Learners Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be a near fluent speaker. Level (4) 5 on the LAS-O Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors completing this course will demonstrate progress towards proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak, and write using proper English grammar and spelling. Any student who speaks a language other than English, understands a language other than English, or who has a language other than English spoken in their homes may receive ELL support to insure success in regular or honors classes.

English Courses Ninth-grade students reading at least one grade below their current grade (without an Individual Learning Plan) will be placed in Power English and English 1. 0010 Power English - Reading Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Reading below grade or proficiency level. Freshmen and sophomores will take the course until they have completed the MAP Test within one grade level of their current grade. Upperclassmen will take the course until they have tested at or above the eleventh grade level. All students will be expected to carry at least a C grade in this course to test out. They will then proceed to mainstream English classes.

90886 English 1A Credit: 10 English / 10 Elective Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Students must be on an I.L.P. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. The course covers grammar, composition, library skills and literature (novels and short stories) for students with Individual Learning Plans.

90697 Beginning English Language Learners Credit: 10 English / 10 Elective Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students taking Beginning ELL must be non-English speakers and must be a level 1 or 2 on the LAS-O. Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak, and write using proper English grammar and spelling. 90697L

1101 English 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Course covers grammar, composition, library skills and literature (novels and short stories). 1111 Honors English 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade, and able to write at or above grade level. Students must have also scored a 225 or higher on the MAP test. Content parallels English 1 except that material is more advanced and extensive. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy both reading and writing and be highly motivated. The course covers grammar, composition, library skills, and literature (novel and short stories).

ELL Lab

Credit 5 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must be eligible for ELL This class provides English language support for all classes 90684 Intermediate English Language Learners Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Limited English Speaker. Level 3 (4) on the LAS-O Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in learning to listen with comprehension, read with comprehension, speak and write using proper English grammar and spelling.

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t90381 Sheltered English Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11,12 This class is designed for students whose first language is not English, but who have the basic reading and writing skills necessary in the English language. This course provides an in depth overview of grammar, composition, library skills, and literature in a format that is comprehensible for English language learners Pending Board Approval.


Underline Class Titles = Freshman Classes Career & Technical Education at EHS 1201 English 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Supplies: Highlighters, Post-It® Notes, Notebook, Paper Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 1. Course covers grammar, composition, vocabulary, literature, oral expression (speech).

1211 Honors English 2 Credit 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Supplies: Highlighters, Post-It® Notes Prerequisite: Minimum grade in English 1 of B or minimum grade in Honors English 1 of C. Proficient or higher on 9th Grade Reading and Writing CSAP. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Content parallels English 2 except that material is more advanced and extensive. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy both reading and writing. Course emphasizes precise, effective writing, and research, and in-depth analysis and evaluation of world literature. Oral expression (speech) and vocabulary development are also covered. 1301 English 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11 Supplies: Package of 3x5 cards, 2-pocket folder, highlighters, Post-It® Notes Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 2. Course focuses on composition, producing a research paper, American literature, and vocabulary. 1311 Honors English 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11 Prerequisite: English 2 or Honors English 2. Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course emphasizes the skillful development of essay writing and in-depth reading and analyses of American literature.

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1401 English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Passing grade in English 3. English 4 focuses on writing, research skills, literature (novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and vocabulary). Students will complete a reflective and goal based portfolio. 1411 Honors College Preparatory English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Passing grade of C in English 3 or Honors English 3. Must have passed all proficiencies. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. For college-bound seniors. This college preparation honors class fosters language and composition skills necessary for success in college. The content includes college preparatory writing and reading. The emphasis is on analysis and evaluation of World Literature. Students will complete a college application unit working in EHS College Center and write a college and scholarship essay, as well as a reflective and goal-based portfolio. 1421 AP English 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 12 Prerequisites: A grade of an A or a B in English 3 or Honors English 3 as well as an overall B average in all English courses in high school. College reading level also required. Must have passed all proficiencies. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course provides students with a college-level curriculum and expectations. It may be taken for college credit. The emphasis is on a humanities approach to the study of literature and on analysis and evaluation of world literature through writing and discussion. In addition, students will complete a college application unit. The course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement English Examination which students are required to take in May . T20 Writers’ Workshop Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grade: 10, 11, 12 This one semester class is designed for students who need more intensive training in writing skills, from basic sentence structure, through paragraph writing, to the five-paragraph essay and short research paper. Students will develop the skills necessary to be successful in meeting the district’s proficiencies as well as those skils critical to the workplace and for college success. In addition, students will develop improved vocabulary skills.

8203 MS Office PowerPoint Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demonstrated skill in this area. Students will complete an in-depth study of Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (Presentation). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee.

8200 Computer Applications Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Computer Applications covers computer-keyboarding skills using a current software word processing program. Learn to operate the computer keyboard by touch, with speed and accuracy and improve your current skills to utilize the computer more effectively and efficiently. Basic letter styles, academic reports, and other formatting skills are covered. Upon completion of this course students have solid, entry-level, employable skills.

T91079L Financial Literacy Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will learn personal money management including: keeping and balancing a checkbook, creating a financial plan (budgeting), learning about banking services and financial institutions, wise use of credit and understanding credit problems, making purchasing decisions on things such as cars and housing, and some basics on insurance (home, auto, life, and health) and retirement planning.

8205a Graphic Design./Desktop Publishing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 Course introduces concepts and applications for graphic design and desktop publishing using current software. This step-by-step orientation to graphic design and desktop publishing emphasizes page layout and design with techniques for incorporating text and graphics and final productions of printed documents.

90585 Connect 4 Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 The Englewood School District values the components of the Connect 4 course. Therefore, EHS will strive to place all 9th graders into one semester of this course. This course covers four areas: 1) technology skills; 2) new comprehensive guidance system; 3) career portfolio building; and 4) library research through technology skills. Course will be taught using a variety of experts in these fields. The cross-section of instructors will come from the business department, career and technical education department, guidance counselors and technology experts from our media center.

8204 MS Office Word Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demon-strated skill in this area. Students will continue to improve their skills from Computer Applications and complete an in-depth study of Microsoft Word 2003 (Word Processing). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee. 8209 MS Office Excel Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications and/or Connect 4 or demonstrated skill in this area. Students complete an in-depth study of Microsoft Excel 2003 (Spreadsheet). At the end of the course students will have the opportunity and are expected to take the Microsoft Certification tests provided by the Microsoft Corporation at a fee.

8303 Accounting 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Accounting 1 covers the theory and practice of accounting principles and procedures that are used by businesses. Students maintain records and gain understandings of skills required for entry-level accounting positions. Upon successful completion of Accounting 1 at EHS, the student will be awarded three (3) semester hours of community college credit (ACC 101-Fundamentals of Accounting) if they enroll at Arapahoe Community College.

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Business Field

Microsoft Excel 2000

Accounting II

Accounting II Accounting I

Accounting I

Aviation Technology

Advanced Woodworking

Woodworking

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Marketing Field

Marketing

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Marketing

MicroSoft Office 2000 includes Word - Excel PowerPoint

Computer Applications

Microsoft User Specialist

Health Business Field Science Technology

Health Science Technology

Career& Technical Education at Englewood High School

Small Gas Engine Field

Advanced Small Engines & Lab

Beginning Small Engines & Lab

Small Engine Specialist

Advanced Web Design

Beginning Web Design

Web Site Design

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91017 Honors Algebra 2 (Prerequisite: B or better in Geometry, High MAP/ CSAP scores, and teacher recommendation)

90124 Honors Geometry (Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra 1, High MAP/CSAP scores, and teacher recommendation)

4411 AP Calculus AB * (Prerequisite: Honors PreCalculus)

91442 Honors Pre-Calculus * (Prerequisite: Algebra 2)

4311 Algebra 2 (Prerequisite: Geometry)

4211 Geometry (Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Applied Mathematical Topics)

honors credit and College credit through UCD) can be received for these classes.

* Dual Credit (High School

4301 Computer Science (Prerequisite: Geometry) **not offered in 08/09

If you are currently taking Algebra 1 and your grade is: A or B and have a teacher recommendation …then take Honors Geometry. A, B, C… then take Geometry. D or F…. then take Applied Mathematical Topics.

If you are currently taking CPM Foundations or Pre-Algebra as an 8th Grade Student: … then take Honors Algebra 1 if you have a B or better and a teacher recommendation or … take Algebra 1.

4313 Finite Mathematics (Prerequisite: Algebra 2) ***Pending Board Approval **not offered in 08/09

4113 Applied Mathematical Topics (Prerequisite: Algebra 1) This course is intended for students who need additional Algebra work beyond Algebra 1 with the addition of Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry concepts. ***Pending Board Approval **not offered in 08/09

4315 Honors Statistics * (Prerequisite: Algebra 2)

90353 Honors Algebra 1 Sequence of Math Courses: (Prerequisite: B or better in 4111 Algebra 1 FFA2 or Pre-Algebra, High (Prerequisite: FFA2/8th MAP/CSAP scores, and Grade Math or Pre-Algebra) teacher recommendation)

GUIDELINES FOR EHS MATHEMATICS COURSES 2009 - 2010

Sequence of Math Courses:

GUIDELINES FOR EHS MATHEMATICS COURSES 2009 - 2010

All CTE classes fulfill graduation requirements for Fine & Practical Arts. All advanced CTE classes meet the Pre-Collegiate curriculum requirement for Academic Electives as prescribed by the Colorado Commission on High Education. The fastest growing occupations require technical skills taught in Career & Technical Education classes. Research shows that high school graduates that have taken Career & Technical Education classes are more successful in college, find it easier to get a job, and earn more money.

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11th Grade

10th Grade

9th Grade

Accounting

Aviation Technology


Career & Technical (CTE) Education Programs at Englewood High School

Accounting

Microsoft User Specialist

Aviation

Technology

Diesel Technician

Culinary Arts

Health Sciences Technology I &II

Web Site

Design

Career & Technical (CTE) Education Programs at Arapahoe Douglas Career & Technical School (ACTS)

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Agriculture

Auto Technology

CISCO Networking Academy

Commercial Photography

Comprehensive Building Trades

Criminal Justice

Graphic Design

Equine Science

Executive Internship

Teacher Cadet

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Other Important Information: •In Division I you must adhere to the Core GPA/test score sliding-scale index. •In Division II, there is no sliding scale. The minimum core grade-point average is 2.00. The minimum SAT score is 820 (Verbal and Math sections only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68.

Core GPA)

3.550 & Above 3.525 3.500 3.475 3.450 3.425 3.400 3.375 3.350 3.325 3.300 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775

SAT

400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710

ACT 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58

Core GPA 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000

SAT

720 730 730 740-750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010

ACT

Math Courses

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ALL MATH COURSES REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:

3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, graph paper, scientific calculator, ruler, and red pen

90353 Honors Algebra 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or 8th Grade Math with a grade of B or better and an instructor recommendation. This course covers in-depth the use of algebraic expressions, rational numbers, equations, inequalities, linear equations, graphs, systems of equations, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, solving equations, and radical expressions. It also includes basic geometric concepts, probability, and statistics.

Partial Qualifier – Does Not Meet Standards for Qualifier Eligible to practice with a team at its home facility and receive an athletic scholarship during his or her first year at a Division I school, and then has three seasons of competition remaining at a Division II school. Non-Qualifier Is not eligible for regular-season competition and practice during the first academic year in residence and then has four seasons of competition. A non-qualifier may not receive athletic-related aid as a freshman, but may receive regular needbased financial aid if the school certifies that aid was granted without regard to athletic ability. • Has not graduated from high school; • Did not achieve the core-curriculum GPA and SAT/ACT score required for a qualifier or partial qualifier. For a course to count toward the requirements above, the course must appear on your high-school’s list of approved courses. You can find your high-school’s list by going to www.ncaa clearinghouse.net.

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4111 Algebra 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or 8th Grade Math. This course covers the use of algebraic expressions, rational numbers, equations, inequalities, linear equations, graphs, systems of equations, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, solving equations, and radical expressions. It also includes basic geometric concepts, probability, and statistics. t91344 Applied Mathematical Topics (Contingent upon School Board Approval) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 1. This course is an extension of mathematical topics including Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Consumer Math, and Trigonometry. It contains applications of all these mathematical topics. Students would take this course if their mathematical skills need reinforced before going on to Geometry and additional support is required. Pending Board approval.

90124 Honors Geometry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Algebra 1 with a grade of B or better or Algebra 1 with an A. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is an in-depth study of reasoning and logical step-bystep development of statements concerning plane figures as well as the extension of the algebra presented in Algebra 1. 4211 Geometry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Applied Mathematical Topics. This course is the study of reasoning and logical step-by-step development of statements concerning plane figures as well as the extension of the algebra presented in Algebra 1.

90725 Trigonometry Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry. This course is the study of trigonometric topics including trigonometric functions (with graphs and inverse functions), identities and equations, solutions of triangles, complex numbers, and other topics as time permits. 91017 Honors Algebra 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Geometry with a grade of B or better or Geometry with an A. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is an in-depth study of Algebra 2 concepts for highly motivated students. These concepts includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and non-functions alike. Applications are handled by creating mathematical models of phenomena in the real world. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator.


Collegiate Athletic Participation – NCAA Eligibility

Any student athlete who wishes to practice, compete, and receive an athletic scholarship in either NCAA Division I OR II sports must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The NCAA encourages students to register on-line at: www.ncaa clearinghouse.net and click “Prospective Student Athletes.” A very limited number of registration forms are available in the Counseling Office. Registering for the NCAA should be completed at the end of junior year. For more information visit ncaa.org. 4311 Algebra 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry. This course includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and non-functions alike. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. t91422 Finite Mathematics (Contingent upon School Board Approval) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2. This course emphasizes applications for topics including functions, matrix algebra, and linear programming. This course extends Algebra 2 concepts with applications specific to Business, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. Pending Board approval. 4315h Honors Statistics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course is designed for college-bound students who are thinking of majoring in Humanities, Psychology, or Science. The course includes an introduction to statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is especially helpful to those that are considering majoring in medicine, psychology, science, business, or humanities. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/ TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver.

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91106 Honors Pre-Calculus Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of B or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course is designed for college-bound students who require higher-level preparation in math. It covers analytical geometry, trigonometry, and other pre-calculus topics as an introduction to Calculus. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver. t4412 AP Calculus AB Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. This course reviews analytical geometry and introduces limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator. This course can be taken for college credit as well through the University of Colorado at Denver.

t0250 Honors Algebra 2/Honors Pre-Calculus Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Geometry with a grade of B or better or Geometry with an A. Instructor’s recommendation prior to enrollment is required. This course is a double-blocked class intended to accelerate students through two courses in one year in order to be prepared for AP Calculus. It is an in-depth study of Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus concepts for highly motivated students in successive semesters. First semester is Algebra 2 and covers concepts includes advanced techniques for solving equations, matrices, complex numbers, linear programming, and a study of translations, transformations, and characteristics of graphing families for functions and nonfunctions alike. Second semester is Pre-Calculus and covers analytical geometry, trigonometry, and other pre-calculus topics as an introduction to Calculus. Graphing calculators will be used throughout this course. It is highly recommended that students who plan to continue in math purchase a TI83 Plus/TI84 calculator.

NCAA Division I Athletes Must Register With The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Qualifier •Can practice, compete and receive athletic scholarships as a freshman. Requirements • Graduate from high school; • Students first entering a Division I or Division II collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005 must meet the new 14 core-course rule. •Students first entering a Division I collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2009, must meet the 16 core-course rule. Students must complete three years of mathematics (Algebra1 or higher), and four years of additional core courses. The additional core course may be taken in any area: English, mathematics. natural/physical science, social science, world language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy. The breakdown of requirements is listed below.

Division I 16 CORE-COURSE RULE 2008 and after 16 Core Courses: 4 years of English 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, Mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, world language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy).

Division II 2005 and after 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of additional English mathematics or natural/physical science 2 years of social science. 3 years of additional courses (from any area above, world language or nondoctrnal religion/philosophy).

PLEASE NOTE: For students entering college on or after August 1. 2005. computer-science courses may only be used for initial- eligibility purposes if the course receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical science and is listed as such on the high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses.

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Student Checklist for College Preparation

Here are some suggestions of things you and your collegebound student should be beginning their freshman year:

Grade 9 – Freshman Year

Grade 12 – Senior Year

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Be sure your student enrolls in college prep courses. Math, English & Writing are essential college skills. Stress the importance of good grades. Begin to read about college admissions. If you haven’t already done so, begin to develop your college financing plan.

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Continue to pay attention to course planning. Have your student check several college bulletins to find out what courses are required for admission. In October – elect to have your student take the PSAT for practice.

Summer Before Junior Year • Begin preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT. If you feel your student could use help, seek a reliable ACT or SAT prep course. • Have your student begin exploring college interests and visit local college campuses to get a feel for various types of college settings. Grade 11 – Junior Year • • • • •

Your student and you should contact the high school counselor to initiate the college selection process. Again, review course selection with the counselor to assure you keep many college options open. In October, register and take the PSAT/NMSQT. Have your student attend college fairs being held locally and speak with college reps. Attend college information sessions at your school to get additional college and financial information. Start narrowing your college choices, visiting campuses to get a better understanding of college characteristics, i.e., location, size, campus.

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Have your student register and take SAT Test or the ACT. If your student will be applying for early decision at any college, make sure they have taken all required tests prior to the close of junior year.

Your student should contact their guidance counselor early in the senior year and maintain this contact throughout the entire college selection process. If your student’s SAT/ACT scores are low, have them retake the SAT/ACT test(s) in October/ November. Develop a final college application list. Your student should start working on college applications, especially the essay. Have them make rough drafts of their essays and have them reviewed by instructors and a counselor. Request letters of recommendation from instructors and counselor. Most Early Action/Decision applications are due November 1 through 15. Make sure all application materials are forwarded to the college well in advance of the deadline date if early decision is your choice. For regular admissions – apply only to schools of interest but include one or two “safeties”. PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES! Three to four weeks after you submit your application, check with the college’s admissions office to see if the application has been received and is considered complete. Again, you and your student should investigate all avenues to pay for college. Have your student apply for all possible scholarships. The number of application deadlines that have passed increases after February. In January/February complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Most colleges require the FAFSA be completed in conjunction with their own Financial Aid forms. In March and April – colleges send admission, rejection and wait list letters. Make choices based on colleges where your student has been accepted. If necessary, visit those colleges again to be sure of the decision. April/May – have your student send an acceptance letter and deposit to the college of choice.

Performing Arts Courses 7112 Marching Band Credit: 10 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band experience or director’s approval. This one-semester class provides students opportunities to further their musical experience in marching performance. Performances at contests, concerts, football games, parades, pep assemblies, and community events within and outside the regular school day are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7113 Symphonic Band Credit: 10 (5 if student is in Marching Band) Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band experience or director’s approval. Students develop their instrumental music skills and demonstrate them through performances. Performances at contests and concerts outside of school time are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7114 Wind Ensemble Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Director’s approval. Wind Ensemble is intended for the more experienced instrumental student. It is designed to allow student opportunities to further their musical experiences in concert situations. Performances at contests and concerts outside of school time are required. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7115 Beginning Jazz Band Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Previous band class and play an instrument designed for this medium of music. Students develop basic music skills in the jazz medium. The Jazz Band performs at a variety of functions within and outside of the school day. This class is designed to give students a beginning level “big band jazz” experience. Students must be able to read music. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

7116 Advanced Jazz Band Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: May be Required Prerequisite: Director’s approval. Advanced class for students to further develop basic music skills in the jazz medium. The Jazz Band performs at a variety of functions within and outside of the school day. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7117 Music Theory Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 A “nuts and bolts” class of the basics of music and its notation. Prior knowledge of music is not required. Topics discussed will include, but not be limited to, music notation, time signatures, key signatures, transposition, part-writing, major scales, modes, dynamics, tempos, and melody writing. Aural and keyboard skills will be introduced. Students will be able to compose and write their own songs by semester’s end. 90999 Guitar Class Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Guitar class is designed for the beginner or advanced level student wanting to study and learn how to play an Acoustic Guitar. Students will learn how to read musical notation. Student must purchase a method book. 7121 Mixed Choir (Level 1)(Beginning Level) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This vocal music class is open to all students interested in singing in a performance group. Students learn the basics of music and singing (basic music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and basic performance etiquette). There will be 4 concerts per year. These basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level singing groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

7125 Women’s Concert Choir (Level 2 Beg./Inter.) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Previous Choral/singing Experience Students will learn basic/intermediate levels of music and singing (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone and performance etiquette). There will be 4 concerts per year. These basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level EHS singing groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement 29 even beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.


7126 Men’s Chorus (Level 2 Beg./Inter.) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Previous Choral/singing experience Students will learn basic/intermediate levels of music and singing (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and performance etiquette). Also, young men will learn specifically how changes in their voices occur and develop. There will be 4 concerts per year. Finally, the above music basics may aid in the advancement into upper-level EHS singing group and establish foundation for future singing involvement even beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7122 Select Choir (Level 3 Intermediate) (Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus. Basic music reading ability. Audition required. Students continue to learn more advanced singing techniques (music reading, notation, various musical genres, vocal production and tone, and performance etiquette), and enter into an intermediate level of performance. Students will perform 4 concerts each year. Success in this course may facilitate advancement into upper-level EHS auditioned groups, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7123 Expressions (Level 4 Inter./Advanced) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus Music reading ability. Audition required. Select vocal music class for women to perform at an intermediate/advanced level on a regular basis. Students will perform five concerts each year, as well as sing in the community. Performances at concerts and contests outside of school time are required. Finally, learning advanced singing techniques may facilitate acceptance into the most upper-level EHS auditioned group, and establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 124 Englewood Talent Company (Level 5 Advanced) Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 (occasional 10) Prerequisite: Previous experience in a chorus. Music reading ability. Audition required. ETC is the top select vocal group that performs in and out of school as ambassadors for EHS, at an advanced level. Students will perform five concerts each year. Hours outside of school are required including concerts, contests, community performances, and special rehearsals. Finally, the learning of advanced singing techniques may establish a foundation for future singing involvement beyond high school. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS.

The Advanced Placement Program 7131 Theatre Arts A Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course is intended to provide a wide variety of dramatic experiences to the beginning theatre student. Course will include reading dramatic literature, studying the history of theatre (500 B.C. Greece-Modern), mime, improvisation, scene work and a performance unit on children’s theatre. 7132 Theatre Arts B Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Theatre Arts A Primary focus of this course will be acting techniques, scene work, improvisation and mime. Each student will perform monologues, write criticisms relevant to acting or performance and study dramatic literature. 7133 Advanced Theatre Credit 5 Course Length: Semester Grades 10,11,12 Prerequisites: Theatre Arts A and B Advanced theatre will focus on directing scenes and working with peers in acting. 7134 Stagecraft Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Stagecraft is intended to teach students a wide variety of technical theatre terminology, such as, set design, construction, lighting and sound, through first hand experience and theory. Additionally, this class will construct the set for the three theatre productions. *Students may repeat this course each year at EHS. 7135 Cinema Study Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 (9th graders may take this class with teacher permission only) Students in the class will study classic American films, cinematic technology and career opportunities such as screen writing, make up, special effects, etc.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses and exams that gives high school students the opportunity to earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college while still in high school. AP classes are the most rigorous courses at EHS.

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Advantages of Taking AP Course Work

Collegiate institutions recognize that applicants with AP experience are much better prepared for the demands of college courses. Tuition savings are realized for students whose AP performance earns them college credit. Earning AP credit can allow students to move into upper-level courses in their field of interest by exempting them from required introductory courses. In addition, students have the opportunity of completing their degree early. Gaining credit or advanced standing in college can give you time for other interests: time abroad, extra classes, independent studies, and internships. AP students are eligible for honors and other special programs in college. AP courses count toward the 120 credits of Honors/upper level courses needed for Valedictorian/Salutatorian eligibility at EHS. Check course descriptions carefully.

The Advanced Placement tests are three-hour objective and essay examinations given in specific subject areas. This national test with a fee of $85.00 is governed by The College Board. The tests are given in high schools across the nation in May of each year. A student will receive college credit for each Advanced Placement year-end exam the student takes and passes. Any student who qualifies for free and reduced lunch will take the exam at no charge.

AP Courses Offered

See the course list for details on these courses

AP English AP Calculus AB AP Biology

AP Psychology AP US History AP Microeconomics AP Studio Art

AP European History AP Spanish

Post-Secondary Options EHS students, meeting the following requirements, may take college courses and receive both high school and college credit: 1. A high school junior (grade 11) or senior (grade 12). 2. Needs coursework at a higher level than is available EHS, or needs a different environment. 3. Receives the Principal’s or designee certification that the above requirements have been met. When a student enrolls for high school and college credit, the student or the student’s parents/guardian will pay the tuition and fees each academic term. Upon completion of the course and receipt of the college transcript to the student’s high school, the District will reimburse the student or student’s parents/guardians for tuition only (for no more that two courses per academic term). The student or student’s parents/guardian is responsible for any additional courses. If the student does not satisfactorily complete the course, there will be NO reimbursement by the District. • • •

No transportation will be provided by the Englewood School District. Acquisition and costs of books, supplies and other learning materials are to be paid by the student and will not be the responsibility of Englewood School District. Englewood School District will not pay tuition for summer school or between semester sessions.

TO APPLY: See a counselor for information and application. After the application has been cleared by a counselor, the student must register at the institution of higher education. The student must adhere to the institution’s procedures and requirements. 11

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Valedictorian/Salutatorian Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors are those that the faculty and staff of Englewood High School consider being their highest academic awards. These awards are intended to recognize those students who have achieved the highest performance and have taken advantage of the greatest academic challenges available to high school students. Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School does not award Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors. Valedictorian(s) will be selected in the following manner: A. B. C. D. E. F.

The student with the highest cumulative GPA will be Valedictorian. Any student who has the same GPA as the Valedictorian will be Co-Valedictorian. GPA will be calculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale. No student may earn the title with less than 285 earned credits. Valedictorian(s) must earn 120 credits at the honors or advanced placement level. Credits taken at a college or university may count toward the accumulation of honors credits. To guarantee honors credit, approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in the course. The credits earned in a class that is graded on the pass/nc scale will not count towards the 285 total credits or 120 credits of upper level classes.

Salutatorian(s) will be selected in the following manner: A. The student with the next highest cumulative GPA will be Salutatorian. B. Any student who has the same GPA as the Salutatorian will be Co-Salutatorian. C. GPA will be calculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale. D. No student may earn the title with less than 285 earned credits. E. Salutatorian(s) must earn 120 credits at the honors or advanced placement level. Credits taken at a college or university may count toward the accumulation of honors credits. To guarantee honors credit, approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in the course. F. The credits earned in a class that is graded on the pass/nc scale will not count towards the 285 total credits or 120 credits of upper level classes. A second list of GPA will be printed using the following criteria: •

All honors and AP classes will be given credit on the 5.0 weighted scale. AP grades will count on a 5.0 scale only if the student takes the AP exam. Credits taken at a college or university will be given weighted credit if it meets or exceeds what is offered at the honors level at EHS.

• This GPA can be used by students when applying for scholarships. This GPA will have no determination in class rank, Valedictorian or Salutatorian. Policy Adopted: March 21, 2000

Physical Education Courses

Required of all students: athletic shorts/ sweat pants, full plain T-shirt, socks, athletic shoes, swimming suit and towel. 6101 Physical Education Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students may enroll in physical education during grades 9 through 12. Classes include aerobics, individual and team activities, as well as aquatic activities. First semester includes archery, volleyball, swimming, basketball, fitness. Second semester includes badminton, pickleball, swimming, tennis, fitness, softball and football. 6201 Weight Training Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: 10 credit hours of PE. Beginning Weight Training: Must have 2 semesters of passing PE with a grade of C or higher. Students may enroll in this course while in grades 10 through 12. Classes include aerobic and anaerobic activities. All classes adapted to individual needs. 91150 Life Fitness Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Life fitness is a light resistance, low intensity aerobic training course. This non-team sport class is individually based. Diet and nutrition for fitness and wellness are major points of focus. 6102 Body Shaping Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Female students may enroll in this course while in grades 10 through 12. Similar to Weight Training, but in a single sex environment. Students will receive instruction in the fundamentals of resistance training, along with nutritional information and strategies. Classes include aerobic and an aerobic activities. All classes adapted to individual needs.

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Science Courses Supplies needed: A 3-ring binder and calculator are needed for ALL Science classes. Eight (8) dividers are needed for all Biology classes and scientific calculators are needed for Chemistry and all Honors/AP classes. Special supplies needed for individual courses are included under each course description. • • • • •

Earth Science Earth Science Intro to Chemistry & Physics Honors Earth Science Honors Intro to Chemistry & Physics Earth, Energy & Environment

Biological Science • Biology • Honors Biology • Anatomy & Physiology • AP Biology

91035 Introduction to Chemistry & Physics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics is a required semester long laboratory science course. Through investigation and hands-on activities, students learn about the properties and changes of matter, motion and forces, energy and the transfer of energy. Course topics include: motion of objects, forces, energy waves, properties of substances, structures of matter. physical and chemical changes, and Chemical reactions. Students use various inquiry approaches to identify and solve problems, develop laboratory and critical thinking skills, and reflect on their learning through the use of a science notebook. This course serves as a formal introduction to many of the topics addressed in future chemistry and physics courses. This course begins with the class of 2013 pending board approval. Lab Based Class t90206 Honors Introduction to Chemistry & Physics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics is a required semester long laboratory science course. Students will evaluate the properties and changes of matter, motion, and forces, energy and the transfer of energy. Course topics include: motion of objects, forces, energy, waves, properties of substances, structure of matter, physical and chemical changes, and chemical reactions. Students use various analytical approaches to examine and test problems, construct laboratory and critical thinking skills, and reflect on their learning through the use of a science notebook. This course serves as a formal introduction to many of the topics addressed in future chemistry and physics courses. This course begins with the class of 2013 pending board approval. Lab Based Class

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Physical Science General Chemistry Applied Physics & Chemistry Chemistry Honors Physics

3003h Honors Earth Science Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Grade of “A “or “B” in Algebra 1, scoring 215 or higher in the MAP [RIT] test, and recommendation of middle school science teacher. This course concentrates on examining the earth’s dynamic through the study of processes related to the lithosphere, atmosphere, and the solar system. The Scientific Method is used to formulate essential concepts in earth and environmental science related to topics such as plate tectonics, global climate, and natural resources in order to interpret how the earth’s systems function. 3201 Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 This laboratory science class focuses on structure, function and interaction of living organisms, including, but not limited to, the growth and reproduction cells, genetics, and evolution and classification of living systems. This course includes at least one major dissection during Semester 2.

3003 Earth Science Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 This course concentrates on understanding the earth’s dynamic environments through the study of processes related to the lithosphere, atmosphere, and the solar system. The Scientific Method is used to examine fundamental science related to topics such as plate tectonics, global climate, and natural resources in order to explain how the earth’s systems function. 32

Lab Based Class

3211 Honors Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Prerequisite: Honors Earth Systems & Resources or a grade of A in Earth Systems and Resources. Current instructor’s approval. Honors will challenge students beyond the traditional study by pursuing a more in-depth curriculum and a rigorous experimental investigation of Biology. This course is designed to enhance the learning of higher level students by investigating Biology using more sophisticated math, exploring concepts to a deeper and more complex level using a quicker pace of instruction. This course includes at least one major dissection during Semester 2. Lab Based Class

Participation in Graduation Exercises To participate in graduation exercises, students must meet all of the following: 1. All proficiencies for graduation must be in progress or completed by March 1st of the senior year! 2. Successfully complete all of the requirements as described on the opposite page, including correspondence and other out-of-school course work no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to graduation exercises. 3. Wear, without alteration, the designated cap and gown and must have appearance and dress that conforms with standards established by the building administration. 4. Demonstrate behavior (during the semester prior to graduation) deemed by the building principal, to be compatible with the District’s Behavioral Expectations. 5. Cooperate fully with the school’s staff during all school sponsored senior activities, including graduation exercises. 6. Return all school/District property and clear all outstanding debts owed the school and/or the School District.

Diplomas

Englewood’s Board of Education certifies that the recipient of an EHS Certified Diploma has completed a high school program of studies and has demonstrated proficiencies determined by the Board of Education to be necessary for entry into the work place and to post-secondary education. A Certified Diploma with Honors is awarded to any student who has met the requirements for a Certified Diploma and who has completed the program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and High Honors with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Students who have completed an Individual Educational Program, but who have not completed requirements as listed above, shall receive a Completion of Program Diploma.

Completion of Graduation Requirements

Most students can complete requirements in four years. If you require more than four years, you may continue to work toward graduation until you reach the age of 21. At that time, you will be provided with information to assist you in working toward a GED Certificate or other educational opportunities.

Modification and/or Waiver of Graduation Requirements

Requirements may be modified or waived by the Principal to remedy an unjust or unreasonable expectation or to support a change, which may result in a high standard consistent with a student’s educational goals. When possible, requirements are modified rather than waived. If you have been denied a request for a modification or waiver of a requirement, have reached the age of 21, and have not completed all graduation requirements, you may request a waiver of requirements through a Graduation Requirements Appeals Committee. The Committee is appointed by the Superintendent of Schools and minimally includes one parent, one instructor, the Principal, and the Executive Director of Instruction. The Committee recommends to the Superintendent that the waiver be granted or denied. If the Superintendent denies the waiver based upon the recommendation of the Committee, you may request a hearing with the Board of Education. The Board of Education will make a final determination within ten days following the date of the hearing.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

3221 AP Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Current instructor’s approval prior to registration/enrollment in course. This is a college - level course for able and motivated students. This course content follows the suggested outline for a typical college biology course: Molecules and cells, genetics and evolution, and organisms and populations. This course aims to provide students with conceptual framework and analytical skills necessary to understand the rapidly growing field of biology. All students enrolled are required to take the AP Biology Exam. Lab Based Class 3301 Anatomy & Physiology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: One year of Biology, ‘A’ or ‘B’ strongly recommended Human anatomy and physiology is designed for students interested in learning about the structure and functions of the human body. Activities may include lab work, papers, dissections and a cadaver lab. Anatomy and physiology is recommended for college-bound students interested in a career in health services and/or sciences. This course requires serious students who are both curious and committed to learning.

Each student must: 1.

Successfully complete a minimum of 230 credits in four years (9-12). • A ten (10) credit course is equal to a course lasting the full year. • A five (5) credit course is equal to a course lasting one semester (one-half year). • For year-long courses, five credits are awarded at the end of each semester.

The 230 credits must include the following core courses:

English

40

U.S. History

10

Geography

5

World History

Total Credits =

10

Economics

5

American Government

5

Social Studies Elective or World Language

5

Math

30

Earth Science/Intro to Applied Physics Chemistry (Pending Board Approval)

5/5

Biology

10

Applied Physicis/Chemistry, Physics

10

Physical Education

15

Fine/Practical Arts - see # 3 below

20

Elective

55

3302 Earth, Energy and the Environment Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 This course is a hands-on earth science course focusing on selected topics in geology, meteorology, astronomy and environmental science, with special emphasis on availability of, and human reliance upon, energy sources, including non-renewable, nuclear, and alternative energy

230

2. Pass Englewood High School’s Proficiencies, including: Speech, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Library, Research and 20 hours of Community Service. 3. Fine/Practical Arts include : Career & Technical Education (Business Area Career & Technical Education (ACTS) Consumer & Family Studies Performing Arts Technical & Visual Arts

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3303a Applied Physics and Chemistry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage Prerequisite: Biology, Passed Algebra 1 Applied Physics and Chemistry is a laboratory course designed to investigate the physical world through scientific inquiry. It studies the basic concepts of physical science, introducing the student to physics, chemistry, usage of many scientific instruments and numerous measuring techniques. Formal lab write-ups and analysis and also requires basic algebraic skills. Semester 2 includes a major laboratory practical assessment. Lab Based Class

3305G

General Chemistry

Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage. Prerequisite: Biology, Passed Algebra 1. General Chemistry integrates major concepts of chemistry with laboratory experiences and projects in relation to current environmental and public health issues such as acid rain, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, water and soil pollution, individual and community health problems, nuclear energy, pollution, nutrition and other relevant issues. This course focuses more on the application of chemistry in order to understand environmental issues than on the traditional study of chemical theory and structure offered in Chemistry 3305, but still requires basic algebraic skills. This course is taken as an alternative to regular chemistry at the recommendation of the current science teacher. 3305 Chemistry Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Additional fee assessed for lab ware breakage and key loss Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently), 20 credits of science, current instructor’s approval. Chemistry covers the broad concepts upon which modern chemistry rests, including the mathematics of science, atomic structure, naming and writing formulas, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases periodicity, bonding, solutions and concentrations, acids and bases and thermochemistry. Laboratory work is an essential part of the course and requires higher level thinking, complex problem solving, independent learning, mathematical manipulations and extensive data analysis. This is a college preparatory science course recommended for serious students with good study skills who are both curious and committed to learning. Lab Based Class 90465 Honors Physics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Supplies: Scientific calculator Prerequisite: Passed Algebra 2, 20 credits of science, current instructor’s approval. One year of chemistry is strongly recommended (may take concurrently). This class focuses primarily on classical mechanics with selected coverage of topics in heat, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and modern physics as time and student interest allow. Proficiency in Mathematics is necessary. Taking the AP physics exam is optional. This is a college preparatory science course recommended for serious students with good study skills who are both curious and committed to learning. Lab Based Class

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Social Studies Courses

Four Year Academic Plan

2101 U.S. History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9

Use the following worksheet to map out your academic future. The following page provides an outline of courses recommended at various colleges. Use this ONLY as a guideline. Consult instructors and parents and make sure you check with the colleges or universities of your choice for their admission requirements. WRITE IN YOUR CLASS SELECTIONS NEXT TO THE SUBJECT AREAS TO PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

2301 Economics Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12

Course covers comprehensive U.S. History from the Civil War through the Modern Era.

Economics is the study of the most productive use of resources, supply and demand, how an economy works, and international trade. Course introduces students to an economic way of thinking, how consumers and businesses make decisions, how markets work, and how government actions affect markets.

2111 Honors U.S. History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Grade of” A” in grade 8 U.S. History. Students must be able to read at least one grade level above their current grade, able to write at or above grade level. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

2311 AP Economics Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisit: Course requires college level reading. Instructor’s approval prior to enrolling.

Course covers the same history as U.S. History (2101) but requires more in-depth study, projects, research and essays. Students who enroll in this class should enjoy reading and writing.

Expectation of this course is students enrolled take the AP exam. Primary emphasis of this course is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Economics. This course is an indepth study of concepts in economics. It is strongly recommended that students take regular Economics before enrolling in AP Economics. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

2121 Geography Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9 This course examines the cultural, historical, economic, and

physical geography of the world. Students will use maps, atlases, statistical charts, interactive websites, and other tools of geography, in addition to the National Geographic’s five themes of geography.

2331 Psychology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12

2201 World History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior. Topics may include abnormal psychology, life span development, social psychology, and learning.

This course is a survey course beginning with the Renaissance, in Europe, and carries through to modern history. This course is taught on a global perspective and places emphasis on both the eastern and western world. The wide range of areas and the amount of material to be covered demand that the course combine an overview of the basic patterns in each area’s history with specific case studies to illuminate such topics as religious change, the impact of imperialism and colonialism, cross-cultural influences, art, literature, and politics.

2332 AP Psychology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Text Fee: $50.00 Prerequisite: Course requires college level reading. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

It is an expectation of this course that all students enrolled take the AP exam. The primary emphasis of this course is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Psychology. This class will provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. Strong reading skills are a must. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

2211 Honors World History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10 Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History with a grade of A or B and a CUM GPA of 3.0 or better. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment.

Course is a survey of ancient through modern history. The course is taught from a global perspective and includes both eastern and western civilizations. This course requires more in-depth reading and historical analysis. A long writing project will be assigned.

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9th Grade

Subject

10th Grade Credit Value

Subject

Credit Value

1.

English

10

1.

English

10

2.

Math

10

2.

Math

10

3.

U.S. History

10

3.

World History

10

4

ESR/IAPC

5/5

4.

Biology

10

5.

Geography/ Connect 4

5/5

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

Elective

5/5 or 10

8.

Elective

5/5 or 10

8.

Total Credits = 80

Total Credits = at least 70**

11th Grade

Subject

12th Grade Credit Value

Subject

Credit Value

1.

English

10

1.

English

10

2.

Math

10

2.

American Govt./Elective

5/5

3.

Science

10

3.

Elective

10

4.

Economics/Elective

5/5

4.

Elective

10

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

5.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

6.

Elective

5/5 or 10

7.

7.

8.

8.

Total Credits = at least 60**

Total Credits = at least 60**

**These credit totals are the minimum you must take each year. Pending board approval. You will benefit by taking more classes in both your college and scholarship application process. Students are encouraged to take a full course load each year at EHS.

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2502 Current Issues Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Course examines issues of conflict and diversity in the United States and throughout the world. Opportunities for and offers students opportunities to debate and explore their opinions on current events. 2341 Sociology Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 11, 12 Course examines elements of social interaction, institutions, and problems. Using scientific method, students study the dynamics of families, friends, religions and other groups. Students also learn how to view a variety of cultures analytically and objectively. 2401 American Government Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 12 Course includes the study of the historical development of American government and political thought, the processes of American government at all levels, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizens. 2412 Honors American Government Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Course includes the same curriculum covered by American Government, with additional emphasis placed on analysis of political philosophies and practices within the American government. Students who enroll in this course should have strong skills in reading and writing, and should be prepared to explore the workings of government beyond the classroom setting. 2501 Civil Rights Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 This course explores civil rights movements, racism, and prejudice/discrimination in both the historical and present context.

Pending board approval.

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2352 AP United States History Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: Course requires college level reading Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. The Advanced Placement Program (AP) in U.S. History is for students who wish to complete studies in a secondary school equivalent to an introductory college course in U.S. History. This AP program in U.S. History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The course will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered. t90599a AP European History Credit: 10 Course Length Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Instructor approval. This is a college level course and students taking it should read at the college level. The following synopsis is the one used by the College Board to describe AP European History. “The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the AP program in European History are to develop (a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.” This course is pending board approval.


0201 Beginning Journalism ( 1st Semester) Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students should have effective writing and communication skills In this elective program, students completing this course will demonstrate the skills of journalistic expression, particularly in the print media, with an emphasis on writing, but including interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting, and synthesizing. Students will understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students apply the concepts of layout and design to studentproduced projects, giving them an opportunity to use computers as tools for producing publications. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism as a career possibility, but any student who desires a basic understanding of how the free press functions as an element of our democratic society.

Specialty Elective Courses 91430 AVID Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Interview-application process. Students must be selected as an AVID student in order to enroll in the class. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is offered as an elective course that prepares students for entrance into honors, AP classes and a four-year college. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test taking, note taking, and research. Students receive 90 minutes of instruction per week in college entry skills, ninety minutes per week in tutor-led study groups, and 45 minutes per week in motivational activities and academic survival skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading to support their growth academically AVID is a class students take all 4 years of high school.

0202 Journalism Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Beginning Journalism or instructor’s permission. Students completing this elective course will write, produce, and publish the school newspaper, the Pirateer, utilizing the skills of journalistic expression, to include the skills of interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting and synthesizing. Students will also understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students apply the concepts of layout and design in production of the Pirateer, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use computers as tools for publications. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism as a career possibility, but also for any student who desires a basic understanding of how a free press functions as an element of our democratic society. In addition, some students will be engaged in photography, cartooning, graphic design, and business management as necessary components to the successful publication of a student-produced newspaper. Career planning and leadership training are also key aspects of this program.

0120 Speech and Debate Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: A strong desire to participate and compete on the EHS Speech and Debate Team. To enroll in speech and debate class commits the student to the EHS Speech and Debate Team. Students will attend and participate in weekend and after school competitions held statewide. Students must attend a minimum of one tournament per term. Final grades in Speech and Debate will depend upon participation in competitions. Course will polish public speaking skills and will be helpful for students planning careers in teaching, law, politics, business, or any field requiring public speaking. Students may enroll in Speech and Debate each year. desires a basic understanding of how the free press functions as an element of our democratic society.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is the number obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned in high school by the total number of credits attempted.

Class Rank

A student’s class rank is his or her relative standing in his or her class, determined by comparing the unweighted cumulative grade point average of all students in the class on a scale of 4.0.

Class Status

Grade level is determined by academic credits earned and years in school. The following scale will be used.

Freshmen Sophomore Juniors Senior

0 - 60 credits 60 - 115 credits 115 - 170 credits 170 or more credits

Please refer to the curriculum guide to determine credits granted for individual courses.

National Honor Society Identification of Eligible Candidates • Member of the junior or senior class of Englewood High School. • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 unweighted, or 3.7 weighted. • Once identified, eligible candidates will receive an invitation to join National Honor Society. 1.1.1 1.1.2

The invitation will include an Application for Membership. Candidates will have at least one week to complete the survey and return it to the Chapter advisor(s).

Selection/Evaluation Process 2.1.1 Once the application is received, the Chapter Advisor(s) may gather information on all applicants. 2.1.2 In addition to the Application, information may be gathered from (but not limited to): instructors, administration, club sponsors, coaches, parents, employers, student records. 2.1.3 All information received will be confidential and maintained by the Chapter. Character/Leadership/Service 3.1.1 Members will exhibit and maintain the standards of Character, Leadership, and Service as outlined in the National Honor Society Handbook.

0100 Student Government Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 The Class includes body officers(Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Class Officers). Any other student wishing to be a member of Student government should complete an application to seek approval. Students focus on student issues, school improvement and leadership skills. Students grade based upon their participation, attendance and work performance.

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Drop/Add Grading Policy Drop Course(s) Only Days 21 + *WF grade will show on the Transcript Transfer classes Administrator’s descretion. Drop Course(s) Only Days 7 - 20 No penalty of grade Students must maintain course load. Freshman - 8 classes Sophomores -7 classes Juniors and Seniors - 6 classes Transfer classes Administratior’s decretion. Drop Course(s) and Add Course(s) Days 1-6 No penalty of grade Classes Changed for academic reasons only. Transfer classes Administrator’s decretion. The following dates are tentative until August 2009 First Semester Drop/Add dates for the 2009-2010 school-year are as follows: • Aug. 21, 2009 :

Until this date, a student may drop a class(es) without grade penalty. Students may also add a class until this date. The student is responsible for making up all assigned work in the new class.

• Sept. 14, 2009 : Until this date, a student may drop a class(es), without penalty. Another academic class cannot be added to replace the dropped class.

Second Semester Drop/Add dates for the 2009-2010 school-year are as follows: • Jan. 13, 2010:

Until this date, a student may drop a class(es) without grade penalty. Students may also add a class until this date. The student is responsible for making up all assigned work in the new class.

• Feb 3, 2010 : Until this date, a student may drop a class(es), without penalty. Another academic class cannot be added to replace the dropped class.

*A student who drops a class after 20 days of classes needs an administrator’s signature on the withdrawal form. A dropped class may result in a student automatically receiving a WF grade on his/her transcript for that class. A cumulative GPA and class rank will be affected by this “WF” grade. The student will NOT be eligible to enroll in another academic class that semester. Students MUST return any book(s) or other class materials to their respective instructors. Any books or class materials NOT returned will result in a fee/fine being attached to their permanent record. 4

t202d Broadcast Journalism Technology I ( 2nd Semester) Credit; 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Beginning Journalism or Journalism or Web Design, or teacher approval In this elective program, students completing this course will demonstrate the journalistic skills of broadcast reporting (writing, editing, and on camera presence), while also developing the technological skills involved in creating digital productions, including digital video, digital photography and film editing. Students will understand, accept, and apply the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students involved in this course will write, produce, edit, and broadcast video for classroom use, and ultimately for school and district distribution.

0210 Yearbook Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1 and application approval by the advisor. This class creates, produces, sells, and advertises the school yearbook. Producing the yearbook is a great way to learn and create something memorable for our school and community. All staff members are responsible for writing, planning, designing, producing, and photography. Producing a yearbook can be as fun and rewarding as holding the completed yearbook in your hands. Few classes or activities offer the diverse skills that are gained from working on the yearbook. Students gain journalistic (writing, photography, graphic design, business and publication law), technological (hardware, software, desktop publishing, digital imaging and word processing), and life skills (communication, people/time/project management, and problem solving).

t202e Broadcast Journalism Technology II Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grade: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Broadcast Technology I or Teacher Approval. Students completing this elective will write, produce, and create broadcast journalism videos utilizing the skills of interviewing, observing, reporting, reacting and synthesizing for digital video production. Students will also understand and accept the legal and ethical responsibilities inherent in a free press. Students will apply the concepts of videography in the production of news videos for school dissemination through the school’s website and as a video yearbook, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use computers and video production equipment as tools for broadcast journalism. This course is designed not only for the student who explores journalism, and/or broadcast industry, but also for any student who desires a basic understanding of how a free press functions as an element of our democratic society. In addition, some students will be engaged in video photojournalism, graphic design, writing, editing, video and audio editing, lighting, and set design as necessary components to the successful production of student-produced broadcast journalism. Career planning and leadership training are also key components of this program.

0231 SWAT Training Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Supplies: Spiral note pad and 3-ring binder Prerequisite: Approval from Counselor Facilitator Students who enroll in this course are trained to become Peer Facilitators, with special emphasis on listening skills, positive regard for others, and problem solving. It is recommended that all students attend the Annual Peer Counselors Conference in February – cost is approximately $75, but can be less with fund-raising. 0232 SWAT Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of SWAT Training with a C or better and approval from Counselor Facilitator. SWAT (Students Who Are There) is a team of peer facilitators. These students help their peers with conflict resolution, problem solving, and are there to listen. Peer facilitators are expected to be role models within the school and community.

0241 Student Assistant – Administration 0243 Student Assistant – Dean 0244 Student Assistant – Counseling 0246 Student Assistant – Instructor Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Application approval by the supervisor. Students assist with office and clerical tasks. PE Assistants must have completed 15 credits of PE.

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Recommended High School Program for College Preparation (colleges and universities are randomly selected)

Special Services Courses Students with an Individual Educational Program (I.E.P.) may work toward a Certified Diploma or toward a Completion of Program Diploma which is based upon completion of requirements as specified in their I.E.P. Students with disabilities may take any of the courses previously listed as well as those listed below in keeping with their Individual Educational Programs.

9306 BASIC Technical Writing Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Students completing this course will demonstrate proficiency in purposeful written communication about a variety of subjects for the purpose of informing and/or persuading an identified audience.

The individual program offerings listed by academic subject are typically scheduled as classes taught by a special education instructor.

9001 ADAPT-D Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course will focus on pre-academic and communication skills that will help facilitate independent living.

When students with Individual Educational Programs are placed in classes taught by regular education instructors, special services staff consult with the instructor and assist the student as described in the student’s I.E.P. 6104 ADAPT Physical Education Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students may enroll in this class throughout their enrollment at EHS. Classes include aerobic exercise, individual and team activities and aquatic activities. All classes will be adapted to the individual’s special needs: adaptive equipment, attainable skills, game procedure and intellectual abilities. First semester: archery, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey and swimming. Second semester: badminton, pickleball, tennis, golf, softball, football and swimming.

9110 Individualized Reading & Writing Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Level of functioning and I.E.P. requirements. This course is designed for I.E.P. students whose reading and writing skills are 2+ years below grade level. Reading is taught through a systematic, multi-sensory phonemic approach. Students may continue to enroll in this course until adequate reading levels are attained.

9000 Study Lab Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Students in this course will demonstrate skills in organizing time and materials, using appropriate study habits, and completing assignments in a timely manner in accordance with their I.E.P.

90980 BASIC Biology Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. Course parallels Biology as taught within the general curriculum. This course helps students learn about the functioning and development of life, the natural processes of humans, animals, and plants and their interactions. Course is taught with a smaller class size and modifications to meet the individual needs of the students.

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Highly Selective Colleges ACT 27-36 SAT 1230-1600

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English* 4 years Mathematics* 3-4 years Social Studies* 4 years Science* 3-4 years World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Colorado College Colorado School of Mines Harvard University M.I.T. Pomona College Stanford University UCLA United State Air Force Academy

* 1-2 years of Advanced Placement in these core areas is strongly suggested.

Very Selective Colleges ACT 22-27 SAT 1020-1190

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English* 4 years Mathematics* 3-4 years Social Studies* 4 years Science* 2-3 years World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Colorado State University University of Denver Lewis and Clark University Pepperdine University Regis University University of Colorado - Boulder University of San Diego University of Washington

* 1-2 years of Advanced Placement in these core areas is strongly suggested.

Competitive Colleges 1 ACT 20-23 SAT 930-1050

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Studies 3 years Science 2 years World Language plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Competitive Colleges 2 ACT 17-21 SAT 700-950

Recommended High School Minimum 4 years English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Social Studies 3 years Science 1 year World Language* plus additional credits for graduation - including appropriate elective choices

Kansas State University Oregon State University Seattle Pacific University University of Colorado - Colorado Springs University of Colorado - Denver University of Nevada - Las Vegas University of Northern Colorado

Adams State College Boise State University Fort Lewis College University of Alaska - Fairbanks Colorado State University - Pueblo

* Starting with the class of 2010

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Guidelines Transfer Credit

Transcripts of incoming students will be evaluated and credit will be transferred to the appropriate areas.

Minimum Required Course Load

Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors

40 credit hours per semester 35 credit hours per semester 30 credit hours per semester 30 credit hours per semester

Student Fees

At the beginning of each year students will pay fees at the designated time and place. These fees are subject to change but are currently as follows: Student Fee Mandatory Student Activity Emblem* Optional School Insurance Optional Pirate Log (yearbook) Optional Driver Education Optional Adult Activity Card Optional Course fees for specific courses

$25.00 $25.00 $14.00 - $70.00 (Varies with activities) $65.00 $300.00 $35.00 Varies

Above fees subject to change if deemed necessary. Additional fees may be required for specific courses. Fees and class supply lists are included in each course description. * The Student Activity Emblem will be added to the student’s ID card. This emblem will entitle the student to attend school-sponsored events including athletic contests, musical programs, and other special events scheduled during the year at a reduced or, in some cases, at no cost. Regulations governing the use of the ID cards with Student Activity Emblem are clear and simple: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cards are non-transferable and must bear the owner’s name. Students are expected to carry the card at all times while on school grounds when in attendance at out-of-town school events. The card must be presented at the gate or door at the time of the event. Students who cannot present a card will be required to pay regular admission price. Lost cards may be replaced for a $3.00 fee in the attendance office. Your picture I.D. card is used for purposes of identification at out-of-town contests for student admission prices. EHS reserves the right to confiscate any card which is being used against the best interests of the school.

WITHDRAWALS

9112 Team Reading Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Level of functioning and IEP requirements, previous Individualized Reading and Writing. This course is designed for IEP students whose reading and writing skills are 2+ years below grade level. Reading is taught through a systematic, multi-sensory phonemic approach. This course differs from 9110 through greater emphasis on individual problems and one-on-one instruction to increase comprehension and content reading skills. Students may continue to enroll in this course until adequate reading levels are attained. 9201 Transition to Life Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Placement based on IEP and Transition Plan. This course is designed for special needs students who are preparing for life after graduation from high school. The course covers issues that may confront students in adult life when they live on their own, such as: personal survival in the community; recreation and leisure issues; legal and medical issues; and social and interpersonal issues. Practical career exploration and participation in the workforce will be discussed. 9211 World of Work Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Placement based on I.E.P. and Transition Plan. This course is a general overview of the workforce and how to enter it. Personal time lines for achieving transition goals and individual action plans for achieving those goals will be developed. Career Inventories, Learning Style Inventories, and Job Interest Surveys will be given and reviewed.

9300 Work Experience Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: World of Work; placement based on I.E.P. and Transition Plan. This course is designed for special needs students who are interested in an out of school job for credit. Students will be placed in a paid work setting and be evaluated for grade and credit by the Work Experience Coordinator and their work site supervisor. 9308 BASIC Math I Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course covers basic arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, basic measurement, calculator skills and use, reading and interpreting graphs, word problems and introduction to geometric shapes. The presentation of this content will be in as functional and applied a fashion as possible. Students may repeat this class for credit as many times as needed, or they may move on to a higher level course as their skills develop. 9305 BASIC ShaRE – Science Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course will parallel Earth Systems and Resources and General Science in terms of content, focusing on Earth as a planet and how humans interact with it. The course will be taught with a smaller class size and modifications to meet the individual needs of the student’s I.E.P. Students will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory activities under the supervision of their special services instructor.

A student cannot be enrolled in two schools. You must contact the Registar’s Office to withdraw your student prior to enrolling in another school. Official records will NOT be released until the student has returned all books, school material, and is cleared of any outstanding fees and fines.

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9125 BASIC Math II Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for students who need a brief review of basic math skills to prepare them for pre-algebra.

Guidelines.................................................................................................................. 2-14

Transfer Credit......................................................................................................2 Minimum Required Course Load.........................................................................2 Student Fees..........................................................................................................2 Recommended High School Programs for College Preparation..........................3 Drop/Add Policy...................................................................................................4 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)..............................................................5 Class Rank............................................................................................................5 Class Status...........................................................................................................5 National Honor Society........................................................................................5 Graduation Checklist................................................................................................6 Four Year Academic Plan..........................................................................................7 Graduation Requirements.........................................................................................8 Participation in Graduation Exercises..................................................................9 Diplomas...............................................................................................................9 Completion of Graduation Requirements.............................................................9 Modification and/or Waiver of Graduation Requirements...................................9 Valedictorian/Salutatorian..................................................................................10 Advanced Placement Program...............................................................................11 Post-Secondary Options..........................................................................................11 Student Checklist for College Preparation............................................................12 Collegiate Athletic Participation – NCAA Eligibility..................................... 13-14 Course Listings...................................................................................................... 15-42 Career & Technical Education Programs..................................................... 15-21 Consumer & Family Studies..............................................................................22 English ......................................................................................................... 23-24 Mathematics.................................................................................................. 25-28 Performing Arts............................................................................................ 29-30 Physical Education.............................................................................................31 Science.......................................................................................................... 32-33 Social Studies............................................................................................... 34-35 Specialty Electives........................................................................................ 36-37 Special Services............................................................................................ 38-40 Technical & Visual Arts................................................................................ 41-42 World Languages..........................................................................................43-44

9314 BASIC Pre-Algebra Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for students who need background knowledge and skills to prepare them for regular education Algebra 1. 9113 BASIC Composition Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9,10,11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Education Program This course is designed for I.E.P. students who need to continue to develop skills to meet the state writing standards. Students will focus on structured essay writing, with the goal of producing a five paragraph essay with an introduction and conclusion. Students will use the pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and finalizing writing process. 6193 Affective Education Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Individual Educational Program. This course is designed for IEP students who need to continue to develop skills to meet the state writing standards. Students will focus on reviewing and applying conventions of grammar and punctuation in structured writing with the goal of producing an accurately formatted five-paragraph essay with an introduction and conclusion. Students will use the pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and finalizing writing process.

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Technical & Visual Arts Courses

7100 Independent Study Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketchbook required & #2 pencil Prerequisite: Successful completion of beginning and advanced classes in the area of their independent study and approval of instructor. This course is for the serious art student who is extremely self motivated. The independent study requires that students design their own curriculum in an area that they have proven proficiency. Students are expected to fulfill attendance requirements, art history study and create one or more significant pieces of original art during the course. Students may work on building a portfolio of work for college admission or scholarships. 7102 Pottery Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketchbook required & #2 pencil This clay class will explore the magic of clay. Students learn the traditional hand building techniques (pinch pots, slab construction, coil vessels, etc.). Try your hand at the potters wheel. Students will learn the entire finishing process (including glazing) and make many lovely, unique items while exploring some of the basic concepts of good design. Ceramic work from other cultures will also be explored. 6174 Intermediate Pottery Credit 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketchbook required & #2 pencil Prerequisite: Beginning Pottery with passing grade of “C” or better. Continue to develop hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Learn to implement your creative ideas as you strengthen your abilities to work with clay. Apply a variety of finishes to your work, and experiment with your growing knowledge in this vast medium. Ancient and contemporary ceramic art will also be explored.

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7143 Personal Image – Intermediate Art Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketchbook required & #2 pencil Prerequisite: Successful completion of any beginning 2-D art class with passing grade of “C” or better. This class is designed to help students examine personal motivation and sources through working with clay, paper, pencil, and paint. Explore the relationships between form, content, and technique as it applies to student’s own vision, through interlocking projects. 7103 Beginning Drawing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketch book required & #2 pencil Students have the opportunity for self-expression using basic drawing techniques. Learn the concepts of elements and principles of design in a two dimensional venue. Class emphasis is on basic drawing techniques using a variety of media which may include: pencil, charcoal, ink, etc. Drawings are done from imagination, observation, and personal expression. 7104 Advanced Drawing Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Supplies: Sketch book required & #2 pencil Class Fee: $15.00 Prerequisite: Successful completion of a beginning high school drawing class or portfolio review. In this course students will have the opportunity for selfexpression, improving their skill in drawing, and using advanced drawing techniques. Students will also be exposed to both contemporary and traditional drawing.


7105 Painting Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketch book advised & #2 pencil Students will have the opportunity for self-expression using color theory and painting techniques. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and traditional forms of painting as well as work from different cultures. A variety of media will be presented.

8421 Woodworking Credit: 10 Course Length: Year (Students may enter at semester with instructor approval). Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: Student pays for wood used on projects Students in this class will learn the fundamental concepts, techniques, and terminology of modern woodworking. Using a variety of machinery and hand tools, participants will construct four or more useful wooden projects. Safety, craftsmanship, precision and problem solving are emphasized throughout the class.

7107 Advanced Painting Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $15.00 Supplies: Sketch book required & #2 pencil Prerequisite: Successful completion of a high school painting class or portfolio review. Students will have the opportunity for self-expression using advanced painting techniques and color theory. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and traditional forms of painting as well as work from different cultures and local artists.

8422 Advanced Woodworking Credit: 10 Course Length: Year; Course can be repeated for credit - entry at second semester O.K. Grades: 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: Student pays for Materials used on projects. Financial aid available. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woodworking 8421 or other high school level woodworking class. Students in this class learn advanced woodworking techniques and practices, while refining their basic skills. Topics include furniture and cabinet construction, advanced machinery, advanced wood turning, wood bending, veneers, sheet materials, hardware and advanced finishing techniques. Students will select and build the project(s) of their choice. Safety, craftsmanship and problem solving are emphasized throughout the course.

7109a AP Studio/Portfolio Building Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Course Fee: A $30.00 Materials Fee Supplies: Sketch book & #2 pencil required Prerequisite: Beginning classes and instructor approval. This course is designed for the serious art student who wants to develop a portfolio for use in advanced placement or for scholarships in art. It is open to Juniors and Seniors, and can be taken more than once. This course may not be offered every school year. Student interest and teacher availability will dictate how frequently this AP course will be offered.

t8431a Color Digital Photography Credit: 5 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Class Fee: $30.00 In this class the student will learn the fundamentals of Color Digital Photography. This includes properly using a Canon Rebel XTi Digital SLR 10 Megapixel camera and accessories. This also includes managing, manipulating, and printing photographic images using the latest version of Photoshop and the Canon photo software. Artistic elements of photography are emphasized throughout the course as the student completes hand-on assignments and builds a photographic portfolio.

2009 – 2010 New Students to the District What You Will Need:

Proof of Address: The district accepts a current utility bill, phone bill, copy of lease/rental or mortgage agreement. A Driver’s License will NOT be accepted as proof of residency. If you are living with a relative we must have a signed and notarized letter from the relative stating this, along with proof of residency from the relative. Once you obtain a permanent residence, you must advise the Counseling Office of your new address and/or phone number.

Birth Verification: A birth certificate, Visa, health or baptismal record.

Proof of Custody: If parents are divorced or separated, or if the student is living with anyone other than birth parents, proof of custody/guardianship must be provided. Notarized documents are required.

Immunization Records: Immunizations must be complete and proof must be provided at enrollment. Parents who have a religious or personal objection to immunizations may sign a waiver at the time of registration.

Emergency Information: Phone numbers for parent’s/guardian’s work, student’s doctor, and a relative or neighbor must be provided for use in case of emergency.

Information from Previous School: A student cannot be enrolled in two schools at the same time! A copy of a Withdrawal Form from a previous school must be provided. A last report card, transcripts and test scores should be provided in order to assist the counselor in selecting appropriate classes. We must have an address and phone number of your previous school along with attendance and discipline records.

** Special Needs Students: A current IEP must be furnished at the time of enrollment.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – PLEASE CALL THE EHS Counseling Office (8AM to 3PM) for an appointment for Administrative approval and counseling appointment. . The registration process takes approx. 1-1/2 hours and REQUIRES that a parent or guardian be present. You may NOT enroll prior to approval. ** Out of District Students **

You must complete an “Open Enrollment” form and submit the form along with grades from your former school to: The Administration at, EHS • 3800 S. Logan, Englewood, CO 80113. You will be advised of a decision, in most cases, within 3 days.

You may NOT enroll prior to approval.

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2009 – 2010 The Navigator

has been developed to assist you in planning for a successful high school experience. This guide contains the requirements that you must meet in order to graduate from Englewood High School. It also contains brief descriptions of all the courses offered and information regarding student expectations at Englewood High School. Study the graduation requirements and course descriptions carefully with your parents before planning your course of studies. Your counselor and instructors can assist you with your decisions. Your choice of courses should be based upon graduation requirements, post-high school plans, interests and abilities, instructor recommendations, and your past academic achievements. It is important to note that some of the courses listed in this guide may not be offered due to insufficient student registration.

Guidance & Counseling Services Students at Englewood High School are encouraged to contact any one of the counselors on the staff regarding questions and problems. Problems related to educational, career, and personal decisions are areas where counselors can be of assistance. While counselors are available to any student, for the purposes of record maintenance, registrations, and general guidance activities, the student body is divided among the counseling staff. Following are brief descriptions of some guidance services available at Englewood High School:

Counseling Services

Counselors are available to students to discuss course selections, the development of a meaningful course of study, and the establishment of long- and short-range goals. Students should give thought to course choices prior to the time they actually have to make the decision in the spring. There are times when students have difficulty coping with their school, home, or social environment. Most people find themselves in this situation at one time or another. Our counselors are trained to listen with an empathetic ear, and it is their goal to help students identify problem areas and work together to find solutions. It is not necessary to make appointments with the counselor, but students are encouraged to do so by signing up with the secretary in the Counseling Office. If the counselor is busy or out of the office, the student should always leave his/her name with the secretary. Except for unusual circumstances, students should come to the Counseling Office during their free time, before, or after school.

Career Counseling

Counselors endeavor to provide students with up-to-date occupational and career information. The Counseling Office is continually updating its career resources to provide many types of information for students and parents. These materials are housed in the College/Career Resource Center adjacent to the Counseling Office and are available for use in the Center. Many of these materials are also available for checkout. Students are urged to use the computer programs in the Resource Center to conduct a personal interest survey, career search, and/or college search. Counselors assist students in selecting classes that will help students achieve their post-graduate educational career goals. Information is available about the numerous high school opportunities at the Arapahoe-Douglas Area Career and Technical Education School ( known as ACTS) and about post-graduate institutions such as technical schools, colleges, and universities.

World Language Courses Supplies needed: Workbooks (to be purchased in class), folder or binder, loose leaf paper or spiral notebook, scissors, markers, glue stick. Every world language student is required to have a notebook of choice. Both French and Spanish classes use workbooks for class activities and homework exercises. It is strongly recommended that students purchase these materials. The cost for the workbooks is: French levels 1-2-3-4 $13.00 per level Spanish levels 1-2-3 $23.00 per level AP $50.00 All include practice workbook and tape manual. Prices subject to change due to publishing costs.

5111 French 1 5112 Spanish 1 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous year’s English course. Students develop reading, writing, and listening skills enabling them to communicate basic information dealing with home, family, school activities, likes and dislikes. Students become familiar with the culture(s) related to the language. Increasing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing will enable students to handle daily situations in which they can initiate a simple conversation and exchange information, relate personal information and create with the language. Students are expected to study and complete homework on a daily basis. 5211 French 2 5212 Spanish 2 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 1/ Spanish 1. Students continue to develop reading, writing and listening, and speaking skills as they become more familiar with the culture(s) related to the language.

5311 Honors French 3 5312 Honors Spanish 3 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 2 and Spanish 2. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Students increase basic skill and vocabulary development with additional emphasis on reading and writing. Increasing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing enable students to handle daily situations in which they can initiate a conversation and sustain it, relate personal information and create with the language. Student must be willing to converse in French/Spanish reguarly.

5411 Honors French 4 5412 Honors Spanish 4 Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 3 and Spanish 3. Instructor’s approval prior to enrollment. Students expand and refine structures and vocabulary with concentration on developing increased proficiency to enable living and surviving in a country where the target language is spoken. Students develop advanced grammatical structures, explore various literary genres, and improve and refine communication skills. 5512 AP Spanish Language Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 4 or instructor approval. In preparation for the AP Spanish Language Exam students expand and refine structures and vocabulary with concentration on developing increased proficiency to enable living and surviving in a country where the target language is spoken. In addition, students will study advanced grammatical structures, explore various literary genres, improve and refine communication skills. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of class and make a diligent effort to use Spanish whenever possible.

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5112h Honors Spanish I Credit: 10 Course Length: Year Grade: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: A or B in previous year’s English class, teacher approval and MAP scores of 225 or higher. Honors Spanish I covers the same material as regular Spanish I but at an accelerated pace. Students must be able to study outside of class-particularly in learning vocabulary. and be willing to converse in Spanish daily. Class time will be devoted to practice in Speaking, Reading Writing and Listening skills. Successful completion of Honors Spanish I (a grade of C or higher) will allow students to continue to either Spanish II or Honors Spanish II.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR COLLEGE THE FOLLOWING CHART OUTLINES THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS IN EACH DISCIPLINE WHICH ARE DESIGNATED BY THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION AND COLLEGE SUCCESS.

5212h Honors Spanish II Credit: 10 Course length: Year Grade: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: C or higher in Honors Spanish I or teacher approval. Honors Spanish II follows the Spanish II curriculum, but at greater depth. Students must be able to study outside of class- particularly vocabulary and be willing to converse in Spanish. This class will complete several projects and write several essays over the course of the year. Successful completion of Honors Spanish II will allow students to take Honors Spanish III.

PRE-COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 Beginning with students graduating from high school in spring 2010, in addition to the previous requirements, students must complete a fourth unit of mathematics of the same or greater academic rigor as described. One unit of the same World language will also be required. Electives may include World language for more than two years. Total academic course units total 17.

t90278a Spanish for Heritage Speakers Credit: 10 Course Length: Semester Grades: 9,10,11,12 Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment. This class is designed for students who speak Spanish in the home. This track is designed to work with students who speak the language to build skills in reading and writing as well as vocabulary and formal grammar application. Students will be expected to speak the majority of the time in Spanish. Written assignments and homework will be a large part of this class. Upon completion of this class, students may have the option of entering Honors Spanish 3 or Honors Spanish 4 the following year. Pending Board Approval.

English Mathematics Natural Science Social Science World Language* Academics Elective TOTAL

4 Units 4 Units 3 Units 3 Units 1 Units 2 Units

17 Units

*World languages (1 units must be from same langugae).

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Note; An academic unit, often referred to as a Carnegie unit is equivalent to one full school year of credit in a specific subject.

2009 and 2010 Courses  

Courses of the 2009 and 2010 year.

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