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Volume 8 2008-2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS Career Action Planning........................................................................................................................................................3 Business Oral & Technical CommunicationsGraduation Requirements....................................................................................................................................................3

Natural Mathematics Science

Social Studies

Mandatory Attendance Law 6-18-211......................................................................................................................5 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.............................................................................................................5 Arkansas Scholars Program......................................................................................................................................5 Harrison Junior High School...............................................................................................................................................7 7th Grade Course Descriptions..................................................................................................................................8 8th Grade Course Descriptions................................................................................................................................11 9th Grade Course Descriptions................................................................................................................................14 Gifted Education Program.................................................................................................................................................18 Harrison High School .........................................................................................................................................................19

Physical Education

Fine Arts

Foreign Language

Recommended Course Sequence............................................................................................................................20 Language Arts Department.....................................................................................................................................21 Mathematics Department........................................................................................................................................23 Science Department................................................................................................................................................24 Social Studies Department......................................................................................................................................26 Foreign Languages Department..............................................................................................................................26 Fine Arts Department..............................................................................................................................................27 Career & Technical Education Programs of Study.................................................................................................31 Agriculture Education.............................................................................................................................................32 Business Education.................................................................................................................................................33 Family and Consumer Sciences..............................................................................................................................35 Marketing Education...............................................................................................................................................36 Trade and Industrial Education...............................................................................................................................37 Health, Physical, and Driver’s Education Department...........................................................................................37 Special Education Department................................................................................................................................38 Harrison Alternative School ..............................................................................................................................................39 North Arkansas College .....................................................................................................................................................40 4


North Arkansas Technical Center.....................................................................................................................................41

Career Action Planning (CAP) The administration, faculty, and staff of the Harrison School District face the challenge of responding to the diverse needs of a 1300 student population for grades seven through twelve (7-12). While there is an abundance of jobs, many are entrylevel and/or low paying. In order to respond to career/technological and educational needs of students, an advisory system was developed called the “Career Action Plan” (CAP). The purpose of CAP is to help the students and their parents explore educational and occupational possibilities and make appropriate career decisions based on significant educational information. CAP is a part of the career guidance program and is a total team effort within the Harrison School District to help students prepare for the world-of-work or further educational training. Extensive training and career curriculum materials are provided to teachers/coordinators as part of the school’s in-service program. Students in grade six (6) begin CAP with an introduction and orientation. At grade eight (8) students begin to build their career portfolio which includes scores on standardized test, learning styles, career interests, previous grades, and transcripts. At this point students get a better grasp of what they want to be, by understanding and analyzing their individual strengths and weaknesses. CAP conferences in grades six through eleven (6-11) give students and parents the opportunity to conference with a trained teacher/coordinator and review the career portfolio, determine a career interest, select courses, and set career goals. With the support of parents, students, administration, faculty, and staff, this commitment to career development will succeed in meeting the needs of all Harrison students.

Graduation Requirements At least a total of twenty-three (23) units earned in grades nine through twelve (9-12) shall be required for high school graduation. Only one of these units may be in physical education. Students in grade nine (9) must pass three (3) academic classes, one of which must be English 9 and one of which must be Algebra I, to be admitted to grade ten (10). 1. A unit of credit shall be defined as the credit given for a course which meets for the equivalent of a regular school period each day for a full school year. 2. The following sixteen (16) units shall be required for all students for high school graduation. They are as follows: • English — four (4) units • Oral Communications — ½ unit • Social Studies — three (3) units • Mathematics — four (4) unit. 5


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Science — three (3) units. At least one (1) science unit shall be in a life science and one (1) unit in a physical science. All required science units must provide hands-on laboratory experience for students a minimum of 20% of instructional time. Physical Education — one half (½) unit Health and Safety Education — one half (½) unit Fine Arts — one half (½) unit

Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Senior Class of 2010 The number of units students must earn in grades nine through twelve (9-12) to be eligible for high school graduation are to be earned from the following categories. The Arkansas Standards of Accreditation requires a minimum of twenty-two (22) units for graduation. In the Harrison School District a minimum of twenty-three (23) units are required for graduation for students participating in either the Smart Core or Core curriculum per district requirements. There are some distinctions made between Smart Core units and Graduation units. Not all units earned toward graduation necessarily apply to Smart Core requirements.

Smart Core Sixteen (16) units English: Four (4) units (years) – one in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 Oral Communications: one-half (½) unit (½ year) Mathematics: Four (4) units (years) (all students under Smart Core must take a mathematics course in grade 11 or 12) • Algebra I or Algebra I-A & I-B* which may be taken in grades 7-8 • Geometry or Investigating Geometry *A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of the four-unit requirement for the purpose of meeting the graduation requirement, but only serve as one unit each toward fulfilling the Smart Core requirement. • Algebra II • Choice of: Transitions to College Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Computer Math, Algebra III, or an advanced Placement math (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable) Natural Science: Three (3) units (years) with lab experience chosen from • Physical Science • Biology or Applied Biology/Chemistry • Chemistry • Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics Social Studies: Three (3) units (years) • Civics or Civics/American Government • World History • American History Physical Education: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Note: While one-half (½) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate. Health and Safety: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Fine Arts: One-half (½) unit (½ year) 6


Career Focus: Six (6) units. At least two of the Career Focus units must be of the same foreign language per district requirements. [Note: All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career Focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course concentrations where appropriate. The Smart Core and Career Focus units must total at least twenty-three (23) units to graduate per district requirements.]

Core Sixteen (16) units English: Four (4) units (years) – one in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 Oral Communications: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Mathematics: Four (4) units (years) • Algebra or its equivalent* - 1 unit • Geometry or its equivalent* - 1 unit • All math units must build on the base of algebra and geometry knowledge and skills. • (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable) *A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of the four (4) unit requirement.

Science: Three (3) units (years) • At least one (1) unit of biology • One (1) unit of a physical science Social Studies: Three (3) units (years) • Civics or government, one-half (½) unit • World history, one (1) unit • U.S. history, one (1) unit Physical Education: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Note: While one-half (½) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate. Health and Safety: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Fine Arts: One-half (½) unit (½ year) Career Focus: Six (6) units [Note: All Career Focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career Focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course concentrations where appropriate. The Core and Career Focus units must total at least twenty-three (23) units to graduate per district requirements.]

Mandatory Attendance Law 6-18-211 Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) shall be required to schedule and attend a full day of school. Students may be assigned to no more than one (1) class period each day for a study hall. Enrollment and attendance in vocational-education training courses, college courses, and school work programs may be used to satisfy the requirements of the law.

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The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program is a college scholarship plan to promote academic achievement and encourage academically prepared Arkansas high school graduates to enroll in the state’s colleges and universities. The scholarship provides $2,500 for the freshman year and is increased for every year the recipient meets certain academic criteria for up to 3 more years (up to nearly $12,000.00). Award is based on the applicant’s meeting the minimum standards with regard to an ACT composite of 19 or better and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 or 3.00 in the following high school courses: English: Four (4) units with emphasis on writing skills History: American History, Civics or American Government, World History Mathematics: Four (4) units, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one advanced level math course Natural Science: Three (3) units with labs for physical science, biology, and chemistry or physics Foreign Language: Two (2) units of any non-English language. Both units must be in the same language Students who do not meet the world language and math requirements will not be eligible for honor graduate or Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Arkansas Scholars Program The Arkansas Scholars Program encourages academic achievement by high school students (grades 9-12). It begins with in-class presentations made by second term eighth grade students to local business leaders. Through a slide presentation and discussion, the students are told what businesses look for in employees, salaries for various jobs, and the importance of doing well in school. In eighth grade, students are introduced to the Arkansas Scholars Achievement Program. The students are asked to set and meet the following four goals for grades 9-12: 1. To make semester grades of “C” or above in all academic courses 2. To achieve a 95% or better attendance record 3. To take the recommended courses to graduate from high school and to prepare for post secondary education including: English: I, II, III, IV History: Three and one-half (3 ½) units including American History, Civics or American Government, World History Mathematics: Four (4) units including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one advanced level math course Natural Science: Three (3) units with laboratories chosen for physical science, biology, and chemistry or physics Foreign Language: Two (2) units of any non-English language; both units must be in the same language 4. To complete high school in eight consecutive semesters Students who meet the above goals will be designated as official Arkansas Scholars, and a seal will be placed on their high school diploma.

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Harrison Junior High School 515 South Pine Street Harrison, Arkansas 72601 Phone : 870.741.3496, Fax : 870. 741.0101, Message : 870. 741.0695 Administration: Mike Stokes, Principal Terry Darnell, Assistant Principal Guidance: Mary Jane Hadenfeld, Counselor, 870.741.0566 Sandra J. Keele, Counselor, 870.741.0566 Grading System Grade Points are computed as follows:* A = 4 points B = 3 points C = 2 points D = 1 point F = 0 points

Grading scale is as follows: 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D 59 and below = F

*pluses and minuses will not be considered in computing grade points

Mission Statement Harrison Junior High School is dedicated to the personal and intellectual well-being of each student by promoting and maintaining a learning environment in which desired behavior is rewarded in ways meaningful to the student. It is resolved to encourage students to advance in each discipline in order that they may attain the knowledge, skills, and attitude to function effectively in society. 9


Organizations and Activities A.C.T.S Instrumental Music Quiz Bowl F.B.L.A.

Athletics Library-Media Club Spanish Club

Chess Club M.A.S.H. Student Council

FCCLA Newspaper Staff Vocal Music

Junior High Math Department Pre-AP Route Grade Course 7 Pre-Algebra 8 Algebra 9 Geometry

Non Pre-AP Route Grade Course 7 7th Grade Math 8 Pre-Algebra 9 Algebra

7th Grade Course Descriptions language arts, the literature and writing assignments will require higher level thinking skills. Emphasis will be on more advanced writing skills and advanced grammar skills. The class will spend less time on review of basic knowledge and will therefore move at a faster pace.

Language Arts Language Arts 7 – 377110 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Language Arts 7 will have an emphasis in reading, writing, and grammar. Instruction in reading will include teacher-selected and selfselected novels, short stories, newspapers, library materials, and poetry. Writing instruction will cover expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing, with and without prompts. Grammar will be emphasized in students’ writing products. Emphasis will be on teaching the Arkansas Frameworks for this class.

Social Studies Social Studies 7 – 377710 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Social Studies 7 is comprised of a full year of World History beginning with the earliest ancient civilizations and continuing through the Middle Ages. Geography, civics, history and economics will be incorporated throughout the curriculum.

Language Arts 7 (Pre-AP) – 377112 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Language Arts 7 will include the addition to the basic curriculum for regular

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Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Seventh grade Social Studies will consist of a full year of World History (as described in Social Studies 7 – 377710) that provides students with a faster-paced and more in depth study of various ancient civilizations. Analysis and comparisons of these civilizations will be conducted utilizing essay writing, independent research, and individualized projects.

Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Science 7 will have the basic requirements that are correlated to state frameworks, but a differentiated curriculum including but not limited to group and individual projects and research will be expected. The objectives primarily involve application, examination and/or analysis of various science topics through Higher Order Learning by Synthesis and Evaluation of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking Skills. The students will investigate areas of Cells and Heredity, Organisms from Bacteria to Plants and Animals, and Human Biology and Health. Students will also apply their knowledge to solve real world problems. Introduction to Physical Science; matter, motion, forces, energy and energy transfer. Earth and Space Science – Earth systems, Earth history, Objects in the Universe.

Mathematics Mathematics 7 – 377310 Course Length: 1 year Prerequisite: None Mathematics 7 covers problem solving, number sense, operations, statistics, probability, basic geometry, and pre-algebra. All topics correlate to the Arkansas mathematics frameworks for seventh grade. Mathematics 7 (Pre-AP) – 377312 (PreAlgebra) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Mathematics 7 is equivalent to Mathematics 8 (pre-algebra). This is an intense, fast moving curriculum requiring commitment from students who are willing to work hard and be challenged academically. Pre-AP Mathematics 7 covers graphing on a number line and coordinate plane, operations with algebraic expressions, solving equations, geometry, statistics, number properties, and measurement. All topics correlate to the Arkansas frameworks.

Fine Arts Instrumental Music 7 (7th Grade Band) Woodwinds - 377541 Brass – 377543 Percussion - 377540 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: 6th Grade Band and Teacher Recommendation Instrumental Music 7 is a continuation of instrumental music fundamentals for the 2nd year instrumentalist. Emphasis is placed on tone production, technique, rhythm, and intonation. Group ensemble skills and individual improvement are emphasized. This course is a prerequisite for 8th grade band.

Science Science 7 – 377210 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Science 7 is an integrated program of study which combines cells and heredity, organisms from bacteria to plants and animals, and human anatomy and health to provide an excellent overview and understanding of these topics. Students will explore these science topics using a variety of traditional methods as well as hands-on activities that progress logically from the concrete to the abstract. Students will also receive an introduction to Earth and Space Science as well as physical science.

Vocal Music 7– 37753G (Girls) / 37753B (Boys) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Vocal Music 7 is open to any seventh grade student who is interested in singing. Various seasonal programs are learned and presented such as Christmas and Spring Concerts. The Choir will also participate in the Ozark Mountain Choral Festival. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

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skills necessary to function effectively in an ever-changing, increasingly complex society.

Physical Education Physical Education – 377810 (Boys/Girls) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Physical Education is designed to allow students to participate in team building activities and understand the importance of physical fitness. Activities include soccer, softball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, fitness tests, and group exercise. Each student has an opportunity to play on large and small teams as well as co-ed teams. Good nutrition, sportsmanship, participation and good attitude are encouraged throughout the course. Seventh grade students not enrolled in band or athletics are required to take physical education class.

*All 7th grade students are required to take the semester block of Family and Work Connections and Reading.

Reading Reading 7 – 377130 Course Length: 1 Semester Prerequisite: None Reading 7 is designed for improvement of basic reading skills that apply to other subject areas. Students are exposed to a variety of literary forms and authors that make reading enjoyable. *All 7th grade students are required to take the semester block of Family and Work Connections and Reading.

Team Sports Football/Basketball/Track –37781B (Boys) Volleyball/Basketball/Track –37781G (Girls) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Team Sports is a full year course where students will compete on an inter-school basis. The following sports are offered: football, volleyball, basketball, track, and cross country. Students must undergo physical examinations yearly. Students must also be willing to spend extra time after school on a daily basis to practice. Some practices will also be scheduled when school is not in session. Football and volleyball practices begin in the summer months before the start of school. Students who are interested in playing football or volleyball must sign up with the coach prior to the beginning of summer practice. Places on some teams are only available through tryouts. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

Exploratory Classes Students will be required to take Health and Safety and a Visual Art class for one nine-week rotation. A general grade 7 rotation consists of Health and Safety, Visual Art, Physical Ed., and Test Skills Visual Art 7-- 377510 Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None; Required Class Visual Art is a basic 9 weeks class. In this class emphasis is placed on the two-dimensional qualities of art which includes, but is not limited to the elements and principles of art, basic drawing skills, perspective, and color. Students will explore art vocabulary and will be introduced to art criticism. The importance of a sketchbook will be introduced and students will be expected to maintain a visual documentation of their work. *Some materials will need to be purchased for this class.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Safety 7 – 377850 Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None; Required Class Health and Safety is a basic 9 weeks class. Health education is an important part of the curriculum. During this nine weeks course our studies will include developing self-esteem, refusal skills, avoiding drugs, abstinence, communicable diseases, conflict resolution, safety, personal hygiene and dental health. Studies will emphasize the importance of healthy decisions.

Family and Work Connections 7 – 399080 Course Length: 1 Semester Prerequisite: None Family and Work Connections will emphasize the development of competencies related to FCCLA, personal and family development, relationships, home environment, food and nutrition, wellness, resource management, responsible child care, clothing management, and work and family interrelationships. Upon completion of this course, students should show an awareness of futuristic thinking and the interrelationships between work and family life. In addition, each student should exhibit life

Physical Education – 377817 (Boys/Girls) Course Length: 9 Weeks 12


Prerequisite: None Physical Education is designed to allow students to participate in team building activities and understand the importance of physical fitness. Activities include soccer, softball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, fitness tests, and group exercise. Each student has an opportunity to play on large and small teams as well as co-ed teams. Good nutrition, sportsmanship, participation and good attitude are encouraged throughout the course. Seventh grade students not enrolled in band or athletics are required to take physical education class.

following three programs based on their individual disabilities and needs. Life Skills – 971540 Course Length: 1 Year Life Skills provides instruction in pre-vocational training, functional academics, community skills, domestic skills, and recreational/leisure skills. Indirect Services – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Indirect Service Students are identified to receive indirect services attend regular classes. A consultant teacher monitors their progress. The consultant teacher will give the student direct assistance when needed.

Test Skills 7– 999887 Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None Test Skills 7 is a basic 9 week class. The class is designed to familiarize students with different test protocols and practice in test taking. Students will learn strategies and techniques to promote better test taking skills and to reduce test anxiety. Students will practice taking tests that simulate testing conditions, such as timed tests.

Resource Room – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Resource Room Student will receive specific help in the areas of listening comprehension, oral expression, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, and adaptive behavior.

*Remediation is required by Act 2243 for all students who scored basic or below basic in math and/or Literacy on the previous spring’s benchmark testing. This class will also include remediation to address the area(s) below Proficient.

Special Education The Special Education program is designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria based on IDEA. Students receive services in one of the

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8th Grade Course Descriptions Mathematics 8 – 388310 (Pre-Algebra) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Mathematics 7 Mathematics 8 covers graphing on a number line and coordinate plane, operations with algebraic expressions, solving equations, geometry, statistics, number properties, and measurement. All topics correlate to the Arkansas frameworks for eighth grade.

Language Arts Language Arts 8 – 388110 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Language Arts 8 will emphasize reading, writing, and grammar. Instruction in reading will include teacher-selected and self-selected novels, short stories, newspapers, library materials, and poetry. Writing instruction will cover expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing, with and without prompts. Grammar will be emphasized in students’ writing products. Emphasis will be on teaching the Arkansas Frameworks for this class.

Mathematics 8 (Pre-AP) – 430002 (Algebra I) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Pre-AP Math 7, Academic Contract Pre-AP Mathematics 8 is equivalent to Algebra I. Algebra I is a high school course that earns graduation credit. This course is designed for college bound students and is required by the Arkansas State Department of Education for graduation. It is the foundation of all higher mathematics. The course covers real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, problem solving skills, graphing, solutions of equations and inequalities, and systems of open sentences. Students will take an end-of-course exam to show proficiency in Algebra I.

Language Arts 8 (Pre-AP) – 388112 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Language Arts will be meeting the basic requirements of Language Arts 8 but the students will also be involved in group and individual projects which may include public speaking and research.

Social Studies Social Studies 8 – 388710 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Eighth Grade Social Studies include a semester of World History, beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing through to present day. Geography, civics, history and economics will be incorporated throughout the curriculum. Arkansas history is a one semester course that builds upon the political, cultural, geographic and environmental history of Arkansas from prehistory to the present.

Algebra I - 430000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Mathematics 8 (Pre-Algebra) Algebra I is designed for college bound students and is required by the Arkansas State Department of Education for graduation. It is the foundation of all higher mathematics. The course covers real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, problem solving skills, graphing, solutions of equations and inequalities, and systems of open sentences. Students who fail the first semester of Algebra I will need to conference with a counselor.

Social Studies 8 (Pre-AP) – 388712 Course Length: Academic Contract Pre-AP Eighth Grade Social Studies include a semester of World History from the Middle Ages through the present day and a semester of Arkansas history. Students will work at a faster pace and utilize higher-level thinking skills to analyze the people, places and events of the 17th through the 21st centuries. A variety of methods and assessments to evaluate student comprehension will include research reports, essay writing, and individual and group projects.

Science Science 8 – 388210 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Science 8 is an integrated program of study which combines Life Science, geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography to provide an excellent overview of these fields. Students will explore these science topics

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using a variety of traditional methods as well as hands-on activities that progress logically from the concrete to the abstract.

and are also required to attend All-Region Tryouts. Seasonal programs are learned and presented such as Christmas, fall, and spring Concerts. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

Science 8 (Pre-AP) – 388212 Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Science 8 basic requirements are correlated to state frameworks, but a deviated curriculum including, but not limited to, group and individual projects and research will be expected. The objectives primarily involve application, examination, or analysis of various science topics through Higher Order Learning by Synthesis and Evaluation of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning. Students will investigate areas of Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. Pre-AP Earth Science will help students process information and make rational decisions about Planet Earth. Students will apply their knowledge to solve real world problems.

Business Education Keyboarding – 399050 Course Length: 1 Semester Prerequisite: None Keyboarding is a one-semester course designed to help students develop speed and accuracy by learning the touch operation of alphanumeric/keyboard characters. Emphasis is placed on the following: mastery of the keyboard with appropriate keyboarding techniques; development of speed and accuracy; basic problem-solving applications of centering and arranging reports, letters, and tables; proofreading; formatting; and proper care of the equipment. Keyboarding is required and a prerequisite for future business classes and a foundation for developing entrylevel skills for business careers.

Fine Arts Instrumental Music 8 – 388540 (8th Grade Band) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Seventh grade band and teacher recommendation required Instrumental Music 8 is a comprehensive course of study in instrumental music geared toward the 3rd year instrumentalist. The band performs at football games, concerts, music festivals, and pep rallies. Students may also participate in solo and ensemble competition and all-region tryouts. This course also serves as an introduction to marching fundamentals and is a prerequisite for high school band. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

Career Education Career Orientation – 399100 Course Length: 1 Semester Prerequisite: None Career Education is a hands-on activity based career exploration course that provides students the opportunity to explore the world of work in relation to their own interests and abilities. Students are provided the opportunity to develop successful employability skills such as decision-making, job applications, interviewing, and on-the-job relations. Career Orientation is the mainstay for the Career Action Plan developed for students as they enter their high school years. This is a required course.

Vocal Music- 38853G (Girls' Intermediate Choir) 38853B (Boys' Intermediate Choir) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: Seventh grade vocal music or by audition Vocal Music is an intermediate course open to all students who have successfully completed beginning vocal music. Seasonal programs are learned and presented such as Christmas, fall, and spring concerts. Students are required to participate in Festival.

Physical Education Physical Education – 388810 (Boys/Girls) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Physical Education is designed to allow students to participate in team building activities and understand the importance of physical fitness. Activities include soccer, softball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, fitness tests, and group exercise. Each student has an

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opportunity to play on large and small teams as well as co-ed teams. Good nutrition, sportsmanship, participation, and attitude will be encouraged throughout the course. Eighth grade students not enrolled in band or athletics are required to take physical education class.

Health and Safety 8 – 388850 Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None; Required Class Health and Safety 8 is an important part of the curriculum. During this nine weeks course our studies will include developing self-esteem, refusal skills, avoiding drugs, abstinence, communicable diseases, conflict resolution, safety, personal hygiene and dental health. Studies will emphasize the importance of healthy decisions.

Team Sports Football/Basketball/Track – 38881B (Boys) Volleyball/Basketball/Track – 38881G (Girls) Course Length: 1 Year Prerequisite: None Team Sports is a full year course where students will compete on an inter-school basis. The following sports are offered: football, volleyball, basketball, track, and cross country. Students must undergo physical examinations yearly. Students must also be willing to spend extra time after school on a daily basis to practice. Some practices will also be scheduled when school is not in session. Football and volleyball practices begin in the summer months before the start of school. Students who are interested in playing football or volleyball must sign up with the coach prior to the beginning of summer practice. Places on some teams are only available through tryouts. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

Test Skills 8– 999888 Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None Test Skills is a basic 9 week class. In this class, students will learn skills to help them perform better in testing situations. Students will learn about the types of tests and reasons for taking tests such as academic, employment, and licensing tests. Through discussion, students will learn techniques and strategies on how to become a better test taker. Students will practice taking tests that simulate testing conditions such as timed tests and conditions of tests. *This class will also include remediation or working with students in specific areas of weakness on previous tests to improve test scores in content areas. Remediation is required of all students who scored basic or below basic on the previous spring's benchmark or end of course tests. Physical Education – 37810 (Boys/Girls) Course Length: 9 weeks Prerequisite: None Physical Education is designed to allow students to participate in team building activities and understand the importance of physical fitness. Activities include soccer, softball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, fitness tests, and group exercise. Each student has an opportunity to play on large and small teams as well as co-ed teams. Good nutrition, sportsmanship, participation and good attitude are encouraged throughout the course. Seventh grade students not enrolled in band or athletics are required to take physical education class

Learning Skills Block Students may choose the Learning Skills Block which consists of 4 courses in a 9 week rotation. Those courses are: Visual Art, Health and Safety, Test Skills and Physical Education. Visual Art 8– 388510 Course Length: 9 Weeks Prerequisite: None Visual Art 8 will have emphasis placed on the transition from two-dimensional art to threedimensional art. Students will learn how to create their own compositions and use their own personal expressions to create unique works of art. The work of past and present artists and art from different cultures will be presented and discussed in class as a way to gain information and create motivation. The use of a sketchbook will be emphasized and utilized as a written dialogue for the creation of art. *Some materials will need to be purchased for this class.

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Resource Room – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Resource Room Students will receive specific help in the areas of listening comprehension, oral expression, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, and adaptive behavior.

Life Skills – 971540 Course Length: 1 Year Life Skills provides instruction in pre-vocational training, functional academics, community skills, domestic skills, and recreational/leisure skills. Indirect Services – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Indirect Service Students are identified to receive indirect services attend regular classes. Their progress is monitored by a consultant teacher. The consultant teacher will give the student direct assistance when needed.

9th Grade Course Descriptions Civics is a study of the foundations and processes of American government. Emphasis will be placed on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and especially the students’ role as citizens in a democratic society. State law requires this particular course for high school graduation.

English English 9 – 410000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None English 9 students will be instructed in grammar and literature, as well as composition. Additional work may include vocabulary, journals, essays, projects, and public speaking. Because this is a credit toward graduation, students must pass this course to advance to the high school campus.

Civics/Government (Pre-AP) – 472002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Civics/Government will provide a more detailed and in-depth study for those students who excel in government and intend to take AP American History in high school. Independent case studies, analysis of historical documents, and essay writing will be among the methods utilized to assess higher-level thinking skills.

English 9 Pre AP – 410002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP English 9 students will be instructed in grammar and literature, as well as composition. Additional work may include vocabulary, journals, essays, projects, and public speaking. Because this is a credit toward graduation, students must pass this course to advance to the high school campus.

Mathematics Algebra I – 430000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Mathematics 8 (Pre-Algebra) Algebra I is designed for college bound students and is required by the Arkansas State Department of Education for graduation. It is the foundation of all higher mathematics. The

Social Studies Civics/Government – 472000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None 17


course covers real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, problem solving skills, graphing, solutions of equations and inequalities, and systems of open sentences. Students who fail the first semester of Algebra I will need to conference with a counselor. Students’ will take an end-of-course exam to show proficiency in Algebra I.

curriculum includes but is not limited to group and individual projects and research. Decision making skills, writing skills, and critical thinking skills necessary for pursuit of AP credit and college level science courses will be developed.

Fine Arts Art I A – 450001 Course Length: 1 Semester Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Art I A is an introductory level class designed for students who want to learn how to draw. Activities include the study of the elements of art, design principles, drawing in pencil and ink, lettering, and calligraphy.

Geometry (Pre-AP) - 431002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Academic Contract Pre-AP Geometry students will study the basic geometric figures while developing an understanding of the formal structure and proof of geometry. This course will help students develop skills in logical thinking needed in higher mathematics. Students will take an end-of-course exam to show proficiency in geometry.

Art I B – 450002 Course Length: Second Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: Art I A Art I B is an introductory level class that includes activities such as hand built and wheel thrown pottery, perspective drawing, and paper mache sculpture. Both Art I A and B can be taken for one full credit.

Science Physical Science – 423000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None Physical Science is an introduction to Chemistry and Physics for approximately one semester each. Chemistry involves an introduction to matter, changes in matter; atoms, the periodic table; chemical bonds; chemical reactions; the molecular mass, solutions; carbon chemistry; and radioactivity, along with various scientific laws and theories. Physics includes motion, forces, energy and power, thermal energy and heat, wave characteristics, sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, light, magnetism, electromagnetism, electric charges and current electricity, magnetism at work, and electronics.

Instrumental Music I – 451000 (9th Grade Band) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: 8th grade band and teacher recommendation Instrumental Music I is comprised of grades 9 through 12, and is an organization dedicated to the highest level of instrumental music performance. In the fall semester, the HHS Marching Band will perform at all home games and selected away games while competing at several region and invitational marching contests. The band will also perform at various parades, pep rallies, and community events. In the spring semester, all students’ grades 9th through 12th will audition for placement in either the HHS Wind Ensemble or the HHS Concert Band. Both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, perform at graduation ceremonies, and participate in the ASBOA Region Concert Festival. The instrumental music program receives its financial support from school and from a very active Band Booster Club.

Physical Science (Pre-AP) – 423002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra I, Academic Contract Pre-AP Physical Science is an introduction to Chemistry and Physics for approximately one semester each. Chemistry involves an introduction to matter, changes in matter, and states of matter; atoms and the periodic table; chemical bonds and chemical reactions; molar mass; and carbon chemistry. Physics include the study of motion; forces and forces in fluids; energy and power; thermal energy and heat; wave characteristics and sound; light and the electromagnetic spectrum; magnetism and electromagnetism; electric charges and current electricity; and electronics. Basic requirements are correlated to state frameworks, but a deviated

Vocal Music I – 45200G (Jr. Goblin Singers) and 45200B (Jr. Goblin Singers) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit 18


Prerequisite: Audition Only Vocal Music I is an advanced course that is open to all students who audition. Seasonal programs are learned and presented such as Christmas, fall, and spring concerts. Students are required to participate in Festival and are also required to attend All-Region Tryouts.

Prerequisite: None Human Relations focuses on the development of skills needed in order to build and maintain successful relationships in the home, community, and workplace. Upon completion of this course, the student should have a better understanding of self, know how to communicate effectively, and be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with family members, peers, and others.

Vocal Music I – 45200S (Jr. Goblin Singers) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Auditions/Tryouts Vocal Music I is a combination of eighth and ninth grade girls and boys with tryouts held each year, and a class limit of 25 students. Students are required to participate in Festival and are also required to attend All-Region Tryouts. Seasonal programs are learned and presented such as Christmas, fall, and spring concerts.

Personal and Family Finances – 493190 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grade: 9 Prerequisite: None Personal and Family Finances is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of resources available to individuals and families along with ways to manage these resources so that needs and goals are met. Students should be able to make wise decisions in the marketplace thus enhancing the quality of personal and family life.

Basic Oral Communications - 414000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Basic Oral Communications is a basic survey course to improve the student’s verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The course offers activities that help students overcome communication problems. Speech students have the opportunity to experience and observe a number of communicative situations, such as group discussions, impromptu speaking, orations, researched speeches, improvisations and interpretive literature. This course meets the criteria for graduation requirements.

Physical Education Physical Education – 485000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted indoors and outdoors. During the fall semester there is an emphasis on team sports. This includes kickball, dodge ball, waffle ball and basketball. During the spring semester there is an emphasis on individual sports such as tennis, archery, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, shuffleboard, horse shoes and other fields of interest. During both semesters, cardiovascular exercises are incorporated into daily activities. Such activities include running, push-ups, sit-ups and toe touches. Sportsmanship, participation, good nutrition and good attitude are encouraged throughout this course. Students in grades 9-12 must have one semester of PE before graduating. This credit may be acquired in grades 9, 10, 11 or12.

Family & Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Science – 493080 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 credit Prerequisite: None Family and Consumer Science will provide students with basic information and skills needed to function effectively within a family and with a changing and complex society. This course encompasses all areas of Family and Consumer Science. Upon completion of this course, the student should develop basic life skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life. Although this is a full year course, it can be taken for one semester for half credit.

Physical Education – 48500F (1st Semester) Course Length - 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted both outdoor

Human Relations – 493150 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: 1/2 Credit Grade: 9 19


and indoor. During this course there is an emphasis on team sports. The team sports that are covered are kickball, dodge ball, wiffle ball, and basketball. Also during this course there is an emphasis on cardiovascular exercises such as running, push-ups, sit-ups, and toe touches.

Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit in Grades 9-12 Prerequisite: None Athletics is a full year course where students will compete on an inter-school basis. The following sports are offered: football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, *soccer, *baseball, *softball, *tennis, and *golf (*offered through Harrison High School). Students must undergo physical examinations yearly. Students must also be willing to spend extra time after school on a daily basis to practice. Some practices will also be scheduled when school is not in session. Football, volleyball, tennis, and golf practices begin in the summer months before the start of school. Students who are interested in playing football, volleyball, tennis, or golf must sign up with the coach prior to the beginning of summer practice. Places on some teams are only available through tryouts. Students may be subject to periodic drug testing as required by the Harrison School Board.

Physical Education – 48500S (2nd Semester) Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted indoors and outdoors. During the fall semester there is an emphasis on team sports. This includes kickball, dodge ball, wiffle ball and basketball. During the spring semester there is an emphasis on individual sports such as tennis, archery, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, shuffleboard, horse shoes and other fields of interest. During both semesters, cardiovascular exercises are incorporated into daily activities. Such activities include running, push-ups, sit-ups and toe touches. Sportsmanship, participation, good nutrition and good attitude are encouraged throughout this course. Students in grades 9-12 grades must have one semester of PE before graduating. This credit may be acquired in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Fitness I – 585011 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit (Local Credit) Grade: 9 Prerequisite: Coach Approval Fitness I is designed to allow students participating in athletics an opportunity to earn Physical Education credit through participation in a regimen of activities designed specifically for the physically fit. Students will be involved in such activities as strength and fitness training, team-building activities, technology-use while training, and the basics of nutrition and hydration.

Foreign Languages

Health and Safety – 480000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Health Education is an important part of the curriculum. It will emphasize health and hygiene in relation to disease, physical fitness, the environment, safety, and other aspects of daily living. In addition, a general understanding of personal health and hygiene, first aid, water safety, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, body structure, and body function may be discussed.

French I – 441000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None, but it is generally recommended students with a 2.0 GPA in the four core courses. French I is an introduction to elementary spoken French. Basic grammar, reading, and writing are taught. Cultural aspects of French life are discussed. An understanding of basic English grammar is helpful. To be eligible for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, a student must complete the pre-collegiate core curriculum that includes two units of the same foreign language. A foreign language is not a requirement for graduation from high school in the general studies core curriculum.

Football/Basketball/Track – 99981Z (Boys) Volleyball/Basketball/Track – 999819 (Girls)

Spanish I – 440000 20


Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None, but it is generally recommended for students with a 2.0 GPA in the four core courses. Spanish I is the study of elementary spoken Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar. The cultural aspects of Spanish life are included in lessons using listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Hispanic cultural heritage is emphasized with special attention given to Hispanic influences in the United States. To be eligible for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, a student must complete the pre-collegiate core curriculum that includes two units of the same foreign language. A foreign language is not a requirement for graduation from high school in the general studies core curriculum.

in high school and needed in virtually all jobs today. In the area of word processing, students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to create and edit the most widely used documents and demonstrate the most commonly used features of word processing software, such as bullets, numbered lists, special characters, borders and shading, fonts, and paragraph and line searching. Internet searching skills and citing Internet sources are stressed and applied to a simple PowerPoint presentation. In the area of spreadsheets, students will be expected to create and edit simple spreadsheets, using basic formulas and functions, and create a simple graph or chart.

Special Education The Special Education program is designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria based on IDEA. Students receive services in one of the following three programs based on their individual disabilities and needs.

Industrial Technology Agriculture

Life Skills – 971540 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Life Skills is a program that provides instruction in pre-vocational training, functional academics, community skills, domestic skills, and recreational/leisure skills.

Introduction to Agriculture Science & Technology – 491150 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Introduction to Agriculture Science & Technology is for students to study an overall view of the world of agriculture, including Plant and Animal Sciences, Farm Mechanics (Shop), Leadership Development, and the FFA Organization.

Indirect Services – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Indirect Service Students who are identified to receive indirect services attend regular classes. Their progress is monitored by a consultant teacher. The consultant teacher will give the student direct assistance when needed. Resource Room – 971500 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Resource Room Students will receive specific help in the areas of listening comprehension, oral expression, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, and adaptive behavior.

Business Education Computer Applications I* - 492490 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 9 Prerequisite: Keyboarding Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Computer Applications I is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the fundamental computer skills necessary to do well 21


Gifted Education Program Harrison Junior High Pre-AP content courses are offered to not only identified gifted students but highly motivated achievers. All students are reviewed for placement eligibility in the secondary level content (Pre-AP and AP) at the end of sixth grade. The placement process includes the student’s task commitment, achievement scores, and a sincere desire to participate on the part of the student. These courses are differentiated in that the material may be compacted and accelerated. Learning in depth through content, process, and product is stressed. A contract signed by both student and parent must be completed in order to take Pre-AP classes. These Pre-AP content courses are offered at the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades at Harrison Junior High: Seventh Grade Pre-AP Math (Pre-Algebra) Pre-AP Language Arts Pre-AP Science Pre-AP Social Studies

Eighth Grade Pre-AP Math Pre-AP Science Pre-AP Social Studies Pre-AP Language Arts

Ninth Grade Pre-AP Math Pre-AP Science (Physical and Biology) Pre-AP Social Studies Pre-AP English

Harrison Senior High In accordance with the Arkansas Department of Education rules governing Pre-AP and AP courses as specified in Act 102, students must take the applicable Advanced Placement (AP) examination and be taught by trained teachers before the weight (5.0 grading scale) can be applied. The Arkansas Department of Education will pay for student examinations for students desiring the weighted credit. Harrison High School offers one ADE approved Honors course (no exam required) and seven AP courses (exam required) for which the 5.0 grading scale can be applied. These courses include: English 10 Hours AP Biology AP Spanish

Grade 11 and 12 AP English AP Calculus

AP U.S. History AP Chemistry


Harrison High School 925 Goblin Drive Harrison, Arkansas 72601 Phone (870) 741.8223, Fax (870)741.2606 Administration: Bill Keaster, Principal Donnie Smith, Assistant Principal

Guidance: Rance King, Counselor, 870.741.0524 Anne Milburn, Counselor, 870.741.0573

Class Rank & Grading System Class rank and grade point average are computed at the end of the academic year for all students. Class rank is computed after the first semester of the senior year to determine honor graduates. Grade Point Average is determined as follows: A = 90 -100 - (4.00) B = 80 - 89 - (3.00) C = 70 - 79 - (2.00) D = 60 - 69 - (1.00) F = 0 - 59 - (0.00) Advanced Placement courses will be computed using a (5.0) system for students who take the AP exam for the course. The weighted credit for designated advanced placement (AP) courses will be contingent upon the teacher completing training as required by the department of education and the student taking the applicable AP examination(s). This will include approved Honors courses and International Baccalaureate courses. The following grading scale shall be used for all AP, IB, and approved Honors courses and their numeric value: A = 90-100 A = 5 points B = 80-89 B = 4 points C = 70-79 C = 3 points D = 60-69 D = 2 points F = 59 and below F = 0 points English 10 Honors is an ADE approved course computed using the (5.0) system as well. There is no exam for it.

Mission Statement Harrison High School is committed to academic excellence, supported by student achievement and staff accountability. The faculty will mount a unified effort to teach each student mastery of grade level skills and to prepare each student to accept responsibility in all areas of citizenship. Believing that all children can learn, the staff of Harrison High School will provide, without regard to socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or gender, both academic and extra-curricular opportunities. With staff guidance, students will identify their talents and accept responsibility for their own education.

Organizations/Activities Art Club DECA FFA Instrumental Music LEO Club Photography Club Skills USA: VICA

Athletics FBLA French Club Key Club National Honor Society Quiz Bowl Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

Cheerleaders FCCLA Goblin Cops Library-Media Club Newspaper Staff Science Club Spanish Club


Spirit Club Vocal Music

Student Council Writers Bloc

Thespian & Drama Club Yearbook Staff

Recommended Sequence of Courses to be Taken in Grades 7 thru 12 English 7th

CORE Language Arts 7

SMART CORE Language Arts 7 or Pre-AP Language Arts 7

Social Studies 7th

CORE Social Studies 7

SMART CORE Social Studies 7 or Pre-AP Social St. 7

8th

Language Arts 8

Language Arts 8 or Pre-AP Language Arts 8

8th

Social St./Arkansas History 8

Social St./Arkansas History 8 or Pre-AP Social St./Arkansas History 8

9th

English 9

English 9 or Pre-AP English 9

9th

Civics/Government

Civics/Government or Pre-AP Civics/Government

10th

English II

English II or Honors English II

10th

World History

World History

11th

English III

English III or AP Lang & Comp

11th

American History

American History

12th

English IV

English IV or AP Lit & Comp or College English

12th

Psychology or Government or Sociology

AP American History or Psychology or Sociology or Government

**NOTES FOR ENGLISH & MATH** CPEP is offered in the junior year or the 1st semester of the senior year to improve the students' performance on the ACT. It is 9 weeks of English and 9 weeks of math. Math 7th

CORE Math 7

SMART CORE Math 7 or Pre-AP Math 7

Science 7th

CORE Science 7

SMART CORE Science 7 or Pre-AP Science 7

8th

Math 8

Math 8 or Pre-AP Algebra I

8th

Science 8

Science 8 or Pre-AP Science 8

9th

Algebra I

Algebra I or Pre-AP Geometry

9th

Physical Science

Physical Science or Pre-AP Physical Science

10th

Algebra B* or Geometry or Investigative Algebra II Geometry or Geometry Investigative Algebra II or Geometry or Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Geometry or Algebraic Connections or Algebra II Algebraic 4th year option: Connections or Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry or Algebra II or College Algebra/Statistics/Trig or 4th year option: Transition to College Math or Pre-Calculus/Trig or AP Calculus AB College Algebra/Stat/Trig or Transitions to College Math **NOTES FOR MATH**

10th

Biology

11th

Environmental Science or Geology

Biology or Pre AP Biology Physical Science Track Life Science Track Chemistry or Anatomy/Physiology May take 2 science classes with teacher approval

12th

(No Science Required) Environmental Science or Geology

11th

12th

AP Chemistry or AP Biology or Physics May take 2 science classes with teacher approval

**REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENCE**


*Algebra B is available to students who were enrolled in Algebra A during their 9th grade year. This is the last year we will offer Algebra A. If a student shows weak Algebra I skills, they may be referred to Investigating Geometry. If a student shows weak Geometry skills, they may be referred to Algebraic Connections. The above mentioned changes would result in a student being transferred from Smart Core to the core curriculum.

Chemistry – 11th grade & must have passed Algebra II or have concurrent enrollment in Algebra II AP Chemistry – 12th grade, B or better in Chemistry, and teacher recommendation AP Biology – 12th grade, teacher recommendation, and concurrent enrollment in Chemistry Anatomy / Physiology – 11th grade and successful completion of Biology Physics – 11th or 12th grade and completion of Physical Science, Algebra I, and Algebra II

High School Course Descriptions Language Arts English 10 – 411000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 10 Prerequisite: English 9 English 10 (English II) is a study of the fundamentals of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, vocabulary, and composition. World literature is the literary focus for this course. English 10 Honors – 511010 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 10 Prerequisites: English 9 (An “A” in the past year’s English course or a “B” or better in the pre-AP English course is recommended before taking this course.) English 10 Honors prepares students to take Advanced Placement English courses in their junior and senior years. Emphasis is placed on intense study of various literary works and composing advanced-level writing compositions. English 11 – 412000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 11 Prerequisite: English 10 English 11 (English III) is a study of American literature including essays, poetry, short stories, and the novel. The study of grammar and composition is infused into the study of the literature. AP Language and Composition – 517140 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 11 Prerequisites: English 10 (An “A” in the past year’s English course or a “B” or better in the English Honors course is recommended before taking this course.)

AP Language and Composition prepares college-bound students for college English classes by emphasizing college-level reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on nonfiction works and the writing of nonfiction. College credit may be granted based upon the student’s score on the AP test and the policy of the college where the student applies. English 12 – 413000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisite: English 11 English IV (English 12) is a study of British literature including essays, poetry, short stories, plays, and novels. The study of grammar and composition is infused into the study of the literature. AP Literature and Composition – 517130 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisites: English 11 (An “A” in the past year’s English course or a “B” or better in AP Language and Composition is recommended before taking this course.) AP Literature and Composition will prepare college-bound students for college English classes by emphasizing college-level reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on literary works and the writing of literary analysis. College credit may be granted based upon the student’s score on the AP test and the policy of the college where the student applies. NAC-English Composition I – 41300A Course Length: 1 Semester Credit Hours: 3 Grade: 12 Prerequisite: ACT minimum score of a 19 or a 75 on the Compass placement test Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost.


NAC-English Composition I is for students to read and discuss professional essays and then write clear, concise, well-developed expository essays of their own based upon reading and discussion. Instruction guides the student through the preparation and writing of a series of essays as well as a research paper following the MLA format for research papers. Students must pass the exit mastery examination and earn a minimum of “C” to advance to ENGL 1023 (North Arkansas College Catalog or see listing below). NAC-English Composition II – 41300B Course Length: 1 Semester Credit Hours: 3 Grade: 12 Prerequisite: “C” or better in English 1013 Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. NAC-English Composition II will continue {from ENGL 1013} to emphasize developing students’ writing skills but also introduces the literary genres: prose fiction, drama, and poetry. Students prepare and write a research paper dealing with a literary work. Student-instructor conferences individualize instruction each semester.

Journalism I – 415000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None, but it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism I has students publishing and broadcasting news about the Harrison School District, community, and world events. Students learn various journalistic writing skills, editorial techniques, photography techniques, and business principles. This class is a performance-based course and requires a dedicated effort by each member of the class. Journalism II – 415002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Journalism I, and it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism II has students publishing and broadcasting news about the Harrison School District, community, and world events. Students

learn various journalistic writing skills, editorial techniques, photography techniques, and business principles. This class is a performance-based course and requires a dedicated effort by each member of the class. Journalism III – 415003 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisites: Journalism II, and it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism III has students publishing and broadcasting news about the Harrison School District, community, and world events. Students learn various journalistic writing skills, editorial techniques, photography techniques, and business principles. This class is a performance-based course and requires a dedicated effort by each member of the class. Journalism/Yearbook I – 415001 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None, but it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism/Yearbook I will have students create a yearbook for the high school. Students learn layout, design, advertising, commercial art, and careers related to the graphic arts industry. The course counts as a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation.

Journalism/Yearbook II – 415004 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Journalism I, and it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism/Yearbook II will teach students to create a yearbook for the high school. Students learn layout, design, advertising, commercial art, and careers related to the graphic arts industry. The course counts as a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation. Journalism/Yearbook III – 415005 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit


Grade: 12 Prerequisites: Journalism/Yearbook II, and it is recommended that an “A” or “B” has been earned in previous English courses. Journalism/Yearbook III teaches students to create a yearbook for the high school. Students learn layout, design, advertising, commercial art, and careers related to the graphic arts industry. The course counts as a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation. CPEP Test Preparation (English) –999880 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit upon completion of one 9-week session of science/math and one 9week session of English/reading Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None CPEP Test Preparation (English) is for students who are preparing to take the ACT test. This course dedicates nine weeks to helping students improve on the English and reading sections of the test. The students will then move to the mathematics and scientific reasoning sections for the second nine weeks. This course is strongly recommended for college-bound students. This course counts as a half of a district credit but not for state credit for graduation. Literacy Remediation – 999882 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisite: None Literacy Remediation is required of students who score below the proficient level on the ACTAAP test given in the student’s junior year. This course will focus on helping these students improve their literacy skills. This course counts as half of a district credit but not for state credit for graduation.

Mathematics Algebra I – 430000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Mathematics 8/Pre-Algebra Algebra I is designed for college bound students and is required by the Arkansas State Department of Education for graduation. It is the foundation of all higher mathematics. The course contains a study of real numbers, polynomials, rational

expressions, problem solving skills, graphing, solutions of equations and inequalities, and systems of open sentences. Students will take an end-of-course exam to show proficiency in Algebra I. Algebra I Part II (Alg. 1 B) – 530200 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra I Part I (Alg. I A) Algebra I Part II is the second semester work of the regular algebra course. A student must complete First Part Algebra I and Second Part Algebra I to meet the Algebra I requirement from the Arkansas State Department of Education. This course is also designed for the mathematically challenged student and is intended as a course of a non-college preparatory track. Students will take an endof-course exam to show proficiency in Algebra I. Geometry – 431000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I or Algebra I Part I (Alg. I A) and Algebra I Part II (Alg. I B) Geometry is the study of space, lines, angles, circles, triangles and other polygons. Normally it is designed for college bound students wishing to further their understanding and knowledge of mathematics. The objectives of the course are: 1. To understand the basic structure of geometry. 2. To grow in the understanding of the deductive method and a need for precision in the language of mathematics. 3. To develop and strengthen algebraic skills. 4. To gain some knowledge of coordinate geometry and the way algebra and geometry compliment each other. 5. To develop clear, logical thinking. Students will take an end-of-course exam to show proficiency in geometry. Investigating Geometry – 431010 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra I A and B Investigating Geometry offers an alternative geometry course for those students earning credit in Algebra I A and B or low grades in Algebra I. The informal approach encourages self-discovery through an activity-oriented curriculum. The topics covered in this course are the same as those topics covered in


Geometry. Students will take an end of course exam to show proficiency in Geometry. Algebraic Connections – 439030 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I or Algebra I A and B and Geometry or Investigating Geometry Algebraic Connections is designed to introduce the student to new and different components of mathematics from an algebraic point of view. These topics will allow learners to solve problems based on real world situations. Technology is incorporated throughout the entire course. The next course of study would be Algebra II. *(This course does not meet the requirements for a fourth year of math for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship.) Algebra II – 432000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry Algebra II is designed to extend students’ knowledge of algebraic concepts and skills. The objectives of this course are: 1. To prepare students both in concepts and skills for college mathematics. 2. To develop an appreciation of the structure and properties of the real and complex number systems. 3. To develop the students’ abilities to appreciate a more concentrated course of study. Transition to College Mathematics – 439050 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Transition to College Mathematics is intended to build on previous concepts taught in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and to place emphasis on bringing about a deeper understanding of those mathematical relationships. It includes the study of linear and non-linear modeling, statistics and probability, and the use of technology in real world applications. Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry– 433000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry is designed to extend the students’ knowledge in mathematics emphasizing analytic geometry properties the first semester and trigonometric properties the second semester. It will also extend the students’

knowledge of algebra and geometry. The objectives of this course are 1. To prepare students for college mathematics. 2. To develop students’ abilities in trigonometric concepts and skills. 3. To develop students’ abilities in analytic geometric concepts and skills. 4. To develop students’ appreciation for mathematics and its role in life. AP Calculus AB – 534040 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra II, and a grade of an “A or B” both semesters of PreCalculus/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation. AP Calculus AB course contains material on analytical geometry, as well as, differential and integral calculus. An Advanced Placement examination will be taken in the spring semester. College credit may be granted depending upon the student’s score on the advanced placement test and the policy of the college where the student applies. NAC - College Algebra – 539900 Course Length: 1 Semester (1st Semester) Course Credit: High School – ½ Credit, College – 3 Hours Credit Prerequisites: ACT math score of 21 or better and completed Geometry and Algebra II Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. NAC – College Algebra is a course designed for students who show by their ACT score that they are ready for college level math. Students can earn 3 hours of college math to satisfy requirements for a college degree plan in fields other than Science and Math, (which requires Calculus). Topics included in this course are sets, relations and functions, the real number systems, complex numbers, polynomials, and systems of equations. NAC – College Finite Math - 539902 Course Length: 1 Semester (2nd semester) Course Credit: High School – ½ Credit, College – 3 Hours Credit Prerequisite: Completion of College algebra with a “C” or better or current enrollment in AP Calculus and maintaining a “C” or better during 1st semester. Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. NAC – College Finite Math is a continuation of College Algebra and is designed to provide


a non-calculus math needed for students in business, economics, social sciences, life sciences, and agricultural sciences in college degree plans. Finite Math introduces students to real world problems and techniques for solving them. Topics include linear programming, matrix algebra, financial calculations, probability and statistics. CPEP Test Preparation (Math) – 999881 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit upon completion of one 9-week session of science/math and one 9week session of English/Reading Prerequisite: Enrolled in at least Algebra II CPEP Test Preparation is for students who want to prepare for the ACT test. This course dedicates nine weeks to helping students improve on the mathematics and scientific reasoning sections of the test. Students will then move to the English and reading sections for the second nine weeks. This course is important to take for college-bound students. The course counts as half of a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation. Math Remediation– (Algebra I) – 999883 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Math Remediation (Algebra I) is required of students who score below the proficient level on the ACTAAP Algebra I end-of-course test. The course covers mathematical concepts from the Arkansas frameworks and testing materials. The course counts as half of a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation. Math Remediation – (Geometry) – 999884 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Math Remediation (Geometry) is required of students who score below the proficient level on the ACTAAP geometry end-of-course test. The course covers mathematical concepts from the Arkansas frameworks and testing materials. The course counts as half of a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation.

Science Biology – 420000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: Recommended for 10th Grade Prerequisite: None Biology is an introductory study of the structure and function of living organisms, their origin and

evolution, their reproduction and genetics, their diversity, and ecological relationships. The course aims to provide the biological knowledge needed to make informed decisions about health and environmental issues in everyday life and form a firm basis for future studies in the subject. In addition to classroom instruction, laboratory and field work will be done to give a clearer understanding of biology as a basic science. It will require the students to learn and use scientific, biological vocabulary and will stress scientific method and its application to biological material. Biology (Pre-AP) – 420002 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 credit Grade: 10 Prerequisites: Physical Science or Pre-AP Physical Science. An application process to a gifted committee that includes a case study comprised of the following indicators: achievement data, group assessment results, teacher rating, and open response writing scores along with a signed contract will determine Pre-AP placement. Pre-AP Biology is for students who are planning an education course that includes a four-year college degree. This course is only for students who are considering enrolling in AP Biology. This course will introduce the concepts of biochemistry, cells, respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, DNA technology, evolution, classification systems, and plant and animal systems. Anatomy and Physiology – 424030 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Biology Anatomy and Physiology is a study of the physical and chemical processes of the human body. This high-level course is based on the close relationship between the functions of the major systems of the human body and their structure. Presenting the human body as a living, functioning, homeostatic organism will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will link concepts about body systems to current topics of interest and/or concern through laboratory investigations, classroom lecture, and textbook assignments. Environmental Science – 424020 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Biology


Environmental Science is a field of study that relies on the principles of biology, chemistry, geology, and social science to explain complex natural systems. In this course students will explore how the biosphere changes naturally and how human activities alter it. The goal will be to present information in an objective, scientific manner allowing students to reach their own conclusions regarding the proper response to environmental threats and to develop a personal environmental ethic. Geology – 423020 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Geology will cover the geologic principles that act upon the earth to produce our physical world. An introductory study of the structure, composition, distribution, of earth materials is presented. The interrelationships between humans and hazards, landslides, floods, erosion, subsidence, volcanism, earthquakes, and seismic sea waves are also studied. This lab based course is designed to meet physical science graduation expectations, but may not be accepted as a core curriculum class by some universities or scholarships. Chemistry – 421000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 (10th upon teacher approval) Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II Chemistry is designed to teach students the basics of chemical theory and practice and to prepare students for standard college level chemistry. Atomic theory, chemical bonding, moles, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and gas laws will be studied as well as basic chemical calculation and practice. Special emphasis will be placed on laboratory instruction in the proper and accurate use of laboratory equipment and technique. Physics – 422000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Physical Science, Algebra I and II Physics is designed to teach students the basics of physics theory and experimental technique and to prepare students for standard college level physics. Mechanics of motion, force, vectors, waves, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics are studied. Students will utilize technology, laboratory investigations, and data

analysis to further their understanding of physic concepts. AP Biology – 520030 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Pre-AP Biology or Biology. (Teacher recommendation is required and completion of chemistry first is highly suggested.) Concurrent enrollment in chemistry is recommended AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. AP Biology includes those topics regularly covered in a college biology course for majors. The college course in biology differs significantly from the usual first high school course in biology with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work done by the students, and the time and effort required of students. Special emphasis is given to biochemistry, genetics, and DNA technology. AP Chemistry – 521030 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisites: Chemistry (grade of B recommended); teacher recommendation is required. AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of a freshman college chemistry course. Topics covered will be similar to those in Chemistry but will be presented in greater depth and with a higher degree of difficulty. Special emphasis will be in oxidation-reduction reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base reactions, and equilibrium.

Social Studies World History – 471000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: Recommended for 10th Grade Prerequisite: None World History is a survey course that chronologically examines both western and non-western history. The aim of this course is


to teach students the cause-and-effect relationships of the major historical events from the ancient past to the present. American History – 470000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: Recommended for 11th Grade Prerequisite: None American History covers the chronological story of the United States from 1877 to the present with an emphasis on the 20th century. Economic, political, and social aspects of our country’s development are included. The aim of this course is to help students gain a deeper appreciation of our national heritage, to develop a sense of civic pride and responsibility, and to develop and improve basic social science skills. AP American History – 570020 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: Recommended for 11th or 12th Grade Prerequisite: None, teacher recommendation is required. AP American History is a college-level course available to junior/senior level students. In addition to being a survey course, the class emphasizes critical reading, research, and writing skills. Students explore numerous primary sources throughout United States history and write no less than eight (8) essays on documentbased questions. Document-based questions require students to analyze primary source documents and to write an essay using these documents and the general knowledge of U.S. history acquired from college-level lectures and textbooks. American political, social, economic, and literary history is integrated into the course curriculum. The aim of the course is to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship, future college studies, and to take the advanced placement exam. College credit may be granted depending on the student’s test score on the AP American History test and policy of the college to which the student applies. American Government – 472000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: American History American Government is a one-semester course that covers the branches, systems, and policies of federal, state, and local governments. Analysis of current political issues is included in the curriculum. The aim of American Government is to prepare students to become informed,

responsible participants in the political life of the nation. Psychology --579904 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Psychology is a one-semester course available to juniors and seniors. This course examines human behavior and its impact on human interaction through the study of the basic concepts and methods of psychology. Sociology – 579905 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Sociology is offered to juniors and seniors. Sociology explores the methods behind human understanding and the impact this comprehension carries in relation to different societies, cultures, institutions, and groups. Global Studies – 479000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: World History, depending upon enrollment Global Studies is a one-semester course that aims to develop greater understanding of major global issues facing mankind today using current events and historical perspectives. It will stress commonalities of peoples around the globe as well as interdependence of and interrelationships between all countries and regions of the world.

Foreign Languages French I – 441000 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: None, but it is generally recommended for students with a 2.0 GPA in the four core courses. Semester I is a prerequisite for semester II French I is an introduction to elementary spoken French. Basic grammar, reading, and writing are taught. Cultural aspects of French life are discussed. An understanding of basic English grammar is helpful. To be eligible for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, a student must complete the pre-collegiate core curriculum that includes two units of the same foreign language. A foreign language is not a


requirement for graduation from high school in the general studies core curriculum.

French II – 441010 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: French I (Minimum Grade of C Recommended) Semester I is a prerequisite for semester II French II is the study of grammar, writing in the language, conversation skills, and listening comprehension are taught. French life and culture are also studied. The successful completion of French II satisfies the language requirement for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and will also satisfy the language recommendation for the college preparatory core. Spanish I – 440000 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: None, but it is generally recommended for students with a 2.0 GPA in the four core courses. Semester I is a prerequisite for semester II Spanish I is the study of elementary spoken Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar. The cultural aspects of Spanish life are included in lessons using listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Hispanic cultural heritage is emphasized with special attention given to Hispanic influences in the United States. To be eligible for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, a student must complete the pre-collegiate core curriculum that includes two units of the same foreign language. A foreign language is not a requirement for graduation from high school in the general studies core curriculum. Spanish II – 440020 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish I (Minimum Grade of C Recommended) semester I is a prerequisite for semester II Spanish II is an intermediate level course including instruction in grammar, reading, listening, and speaking in the target language, as well as cultural studies. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the language requirement for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and will also satisfy the language recommendation for the college preparatory core.

Spanish III – 540030 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish II (Minimum Grade of B Recommended) semester I is a prerequisite for semester II Spanish II includes a review of skills studied in Spanish II with additional in-depth instruction of grammar, reading, and culture and a particular emphasis on speaking and writing skills. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish and is the preparatory course for Advanced Placement Spanish. AP Spanish Language IV – 540070 Course Length: 1 Year Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish III (Minimum Grade of B Recommended) semester I is a prerequisite for semester II AP Spanish Language IV is a college level course recommended for students with advanced skills who wish to continue their study of Spanish. The class includes intensive grammar review, advanced writing skills instruction, vocabulary building, cultural studies, and an emphasis on speaking. The class is conducted in Spanish. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam as part of this course.

Fine Arts Art I A – 450001 Course Length: First Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Art I A is an introductory level class designed for students who want to learn how to draw. Activities include the study of the elements of art, design principles, drawing in pencil and ink, lettering, and calligraphy. Both Art I A and B can be taken for one full credit. Art I B – 450002 Course Length: Second Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Art I B is an introductory level class that includes activities such as hand built and wheel thrown pottery, perspective drawing, and paper mache sculpture. Both Art I A and B can be taken for one full credit. Art II – 450020 (Advanced Art) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit


Prerequisites: Art I A and B or 1 Full Year of Art at the Junior High Level. Art II is for the serious minded students who wish to expand and improve their art skills. The study of the elements of art and the principles of design is continued in greater depth. Activities include pencil drawing, ink drawing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, tessellation design, pottery, figure drawing, and paper mache sculpture. Art III – 450021 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Art II Art III is for students who are highly selfmotivated and are interested in pursuing a career in an art related field. This is modeled after college courses, where students choose an area to do extended study. Areas include but are not limited to the following – block printing, pencil drawing, ink drawing, water color painting, calligraphy, pottery, figure drawing, perspective drawing, fashion design, interior design and sculpture. Depending on the medium selected by the student, aspects of art history are taught on an individual basis. Basic Oral Communications - 414000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: None Basic Oral Communications is a basic survey course to improve the student’s verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The course offers activities that help students overcome communication problems. Speech students have the opportunity to experience and observe a number of communicative situations, such as group discussions, impromptu speaking, orations, researched speeches, improvisations and interpretive literature. This course meets the criteria for graduation requirements. Drama I – 416000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Prerequisite: Passing Grade in Basic Oral Com. Drama I is designed to give the student an opportunity to create dramatically through improvisations by becoming involved intellectually, physically, and intuitively with his environment; to transfer some of this creativity to dramatic literature; to provide some theater history; and to give technical training in some aspects of the theater. Drama II – 516020 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Drama I Drama II is designed so the student will have additional opportunities to create dramatically through improvisations by becoming involved intellectually, physically, and intuitively with his environment; to transfer some of this creativity to dramatic literature; to provide some theater history; and to give technical training in some aspects of the theater. Greater emphasis will be placed on the study of theatrical plays. Drama III – 516021 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Drama II Drama III will provide the student with additional opportunities to create dramatically with greater emphasis on theatrical performance. Instrumental Music II - 551020 (10th Grade Band) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: 4-5 Years of Playing Experience and Teacher Recommendation Instrumental Music II (High School Band), comprised of grades 9 through 12, is an organization dedicated to the highest level of instrumental music performance. In the fall semester, the HHS Marching Band will perform at all home games and selected away games while competing at several region and invitational marching contests. The band will also perform at various parades, pep rallies, and community events. In the spring semester, all students in grades 9 through 12 will audition for placement in either the HHS Wind Ensemble or the HHS Concert Band. Both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, perform at graduation ceremonies, and participate in the ASBOA Region Concert Festival. The instrumental music program receives its financial support from school and from a very active Band Booster Club. Instrumental Music III – 551030 (11th Grade Band) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisites: 5-6 Years of Playing Experience and Teacher Recommendation Instrumental Music II (High School Band), comprised of grades 9 through 12, is an organization dedicated to the highest level of instrumental music performance. In the fall semester, the HHS Marching Band will


perform at all home games and selected away games while competing at several region and invitational marching contests. In the spring semester, both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, perform at graduation ceremonies and participate in the ASBOA Region Concert Festival. Instrumental Music IV – 451031 (12th Grade Band) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: 6-7 Years of Playing Experience and Teacher Recommendation Instrumental Music IV (High School Band), comprised of grades 9 through 12, is an organization dedicated to the highest level of instrumental music performance. In the fall semester, the HHS Marching Band will perform at all home games and selected away games while competing at several region and invitational marching contests. In the spring semester, both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, perform at graduation ceremonies and participate in the ASBOA Region Concert Festival. Survey of Fine Arts – 453000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: 1/2 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Survey of Fine Arts is a broad study of fine arts including music, art, drama, and dance. The course proceeds from an early history of music and other fine arts and attempts to show the historical evolution of each aspect of the arts.

Music History I – 559800 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Teacher approval Music History I is open to all students; however, it is intended for students with a serious interest in music. The class will cover the major musical time periods beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing through the 20th Century. Each section will include the study of the major composers, musical styles, and methods of the time period. Also covered will be the musical elements and how they relate to defined time periods. Introduction to Music Theory – 559801

Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: 1/2 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Teacher approval, enrollment in band or choir, minimum of 3 years enrollment in instrumental or vocal music Introduction to Music Theory presents students with the principles of writing and analyzing music. Students will learn elements of music theory including intervals, major and minor scale construction, harmony, transposition, voicing, arranging, ear training, 4 part writing, etc. Vocal Music II - 552020 (Sophomore Choir) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: None Vocal Music II (Sophomore Choir) is offered to male and female sophomores. Students are given instruction in a variety of choral literature as well as the instruction of sound development of vocal mechanics. The students also work to develop sight-reading skills on the 4-part, easy to medium difficulty level. Students perform in concerts throughout the year as well as participate in the choral performance assessment (Northwest Region Choir Festival). The sophomore choir students may participate in any trips or extra-curricular activities offered to the other choir students. There is no audition for students who have been in the Junior High Choir program for at least one year. New students, or students coming from other schools, must have consent of the choir director before enrolling in the course. Vocal Music III - 552030 (Junior Concert Choir) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Vocal Music II or Audition Vocal Music II is open to male and female students by audition only. The number of members is determined by the abilities of those auditioning. The Choir pursues the most advanced methods and philosophies currently in use. The Choir performs a wide level of literature including many world languages. To achieve this level, choir members must have some command of musical terminology and a more advanced level of vocal proficiency. Since the thrust of choral music in the United States is in Concert type choral groups, the Choir participates in more activities than any of the other groups. The group participates in Region and State festivals, invitational festivals, clinics, and other special performances. Choir members may also


audition for the All Region and State Choirs sponsored by the Arkansas Choral Directors Association. Vocal Music IV – 552040 (Senior Concert Choir) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Prerequisite: Vocal Music III or Audition Val Music IV is open to male and female students by audition only. The number of members is determined by the abilities of those auditioning. The Choir pursues the most advanced methods and philosophies currently in use. The Choir performs a wide level of literature including many world languages. To achieve this level, choir members must have some command of musical terminology and a more advanced level of vocal proficiency. Since the thrust of choral music in the United States is in Concert type choral groups, the Choir participates in more activities than any of the other groups. The group participates in Region and State festivals, invitational festivals, clinics, and other special performances. Choir members may also audition for the All Region and State Choirs sponsored by the Arkansas Choral Directors Association. Advanced Vocal Music I – 452030 (Chamber Singers) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Current Enrollment in Vocal Music II, III, or IV and Audition Advanced Vocal Music I is open to students, both male and female. Membership is by audition only. The function of this group is to present numerous programs for various civic groups and organizations in the community. Because of the frequency of these programs and the limited rehearsal time, group members must be able to learn a considerable amount of literature in a brief period of time. To accomplish this, the singers must have a high level of vocal proficiency. The group also participates in Region and State festivals, as well as home concerts. Advanced Vocal Music II – 452031 (Chamber Singers) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Current Enrollment in Vocal Music II, III, or IV and Audition Advanced Vocal Music II is open to students, both male and female. Membership is by audition only. The function of this group is to present numerous programs for various civic groups and organizations in the community. Because of the

frequency of these programs and the limited rehearsal time, group members must be able to learn a considerable amount of literature in a brief period of time. To accomplish this, the singers must have a high level of vocal proficiency. The group also participates in Region and State festivals, as well as home concerts. Advanced Vocal Music III – 452032 (Chamber Singers) Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grade: 12 Prerequisites: Current Enrollment in Vocal Music II, III, or IV and Audition Advanced Vocal Music II is open to students, both male and female. Membership is by audition only. The function of this group is to present numerous programs for various civic groups and organizations in the community. Because of the frequency of these programs and the limited rehearsal time, group members must be able to learn a considerable amount of literature in a brief period of time. To accomplish this, the singers must have a high level of vocal proficiency. The group also participates in Region and State festivals, as well as home concerts.


Career and Technical Education Programs of Study Agriculture Programs of Study (3) (1) Agricultural Mechanics Agri Science & Technology (2 sem) Agri Mechanics (2 sem) or Agri Metals (2 sem) and Agri Apprenticeship (2 sem)

(2) Agricultural Science -- Plant Agri Science & Technology (2 sem) Intro to Horticulture (1sem) Greenhouse Management (1 sem) Agri Apprenticeship (2 sem)

(3) Agricultural Science -- Animal Agri Science & Technology (2 sem) Animal Science (1 sem) Biological Animal Science (1 sem) Agri Apprenticeship (2 sem)

Business Programs of Study (4) (1) Business, Management Administration Management Computer Applications I (1 sem) Computer Applications II (1 sem) Computerized Accounting I (2 sem) and either Business Management (2 sem) or Business Law I (1 sem) Business Law II (1 sem) (2) Business, Mgmt, and Admin. Admin. & Information Support Computer Applications I (1 sem) Computer Applications II (1 sem) Office Management (2 sem) and a 3rd business elective (see below) Electives for Business Business Management (2 sem) Computerized Accounting (2 sem) Office Management (2 sem) Marketing (2 sem) Marketing Management (2 sem) Multimedia Applications I (1 sem) Multimedia Applications II (1 sem) Advanced Spreadsheet/Database (1 sem)

Family & Consumer Science Programs of Study (2) (1) Child Care Management Child Development (1 sem) Parenting (1 sem) Child Care Management (2 sem) Electives below to equal 2 semesters

(3) Information Technology Desktop Publishing Computer Applications I (1 sem) Computer Applications II (1 sem) Computer Applications III (1 sem) Senior Seminar ( 2 sem) Desktop Publishing I (1 sem) Desktop Publishing II (1 sem) and a 3rd business elective (4) Information Technology Multimedia Computer Applications I (1 sem) Computer Applications II (1 sem) Multimedia I (1 sem) Multimedia II (1 sem) and a 3rd business elective Desktop Publishing I (1 sem) Desktop Publishing II (1 sem) Business Law I (1 sem) Business Law II (1 sem) Computer Applications I (1 sem) Computer Applications II (1 sem) Computer Applications III (1 sem)

Marketing Technology Program of Study (1) (2) Family & Consumer Science Program Family & Consumer Science (2 sem) Electives below to equal 4 semesters

Elective choices for above: Clothing (1 sem) Managing Resources (1 sem) Housing (1 sem) Foods & Nutrition (1 sem) Nutrition & Wellness (1 sem)

Elective choices for above: Clothing (1 sem) Parenting (1 sem) Managing Resources (1 sem) Housing (1 sem) Foods & Nutrition (1 sem) Nutrition & Wellness (1 sem) Child Development (1 sem)

Family & Consumer Science (2 sem)

Child Care Management (2 sem)

(1) Marketing Technology Program Marketing (2 sem) Marketing Management (2 sem) Electives below to equal 2 semesters Elective choices: Cooperative Work Experience (2 sem) Trade & Professional Program of Study (1) (1) Furniture Manufacturing Furniture Manufacturing (2 sem) Furniture Manufacturing II (2 sem) Furniture Manufacturing III (2 sem) 2hr block


Career & Technical Education Introduction to Agriculture Science and Technology –491150 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Introduction to Agriculture Science and Technology will study an overall view of the world of agriculture including Plant and Animal Sciences, Farm Mechanics (Shop), Leadership Development, and the FFA Organization. Agricultural Mechanics - 491390 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intro. to Ag. Science & Tech. Agricultural Mechanics is designed for students desiring experience in welding and other available shop areas with agricultural applications in mind. Agricultural Metals – 491380 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Intro. to Ag. Science & Tech. and Ag. Mechanics I & II Agricultural Metals covers safety, technical information, and fabrication concepts with hot and cold metal. This course also includes the study and application of skills in related metal work including arc and gas welding. Intro to Horticulture – 491280 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intro. to Ag. Science & Tech. Intro to Horticulture is an introductory course for students with a strong interest in horticulture. Careers in the industry are covered as well as basic plant systems and pest control. The student will be introduced to the areas of greenhouse management, nursery management, and landscaping. Greenhouse Management – 491270 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intro. to Horticulture Greenhouse Management offers the serious horticulture student an in depth study of greenhouse management practices. Structural considerations are covered, as well as plant

propagation techniques, pesticide use, and marketing strategies. The student will receive ample opportunity to practice the skills learned during the course. Animal Science – 491180 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intro. to Ag. Science & Tech. Animal Science is a scientific approach to animal science using scientific principles and applied management practices. An emphasis on selection and industry review will be based on scientific data. Biological Animal Science – 491200 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Intro. to Ag. Science & Tech. and Animal Science Biological Animal Science is a continued study of the scientific approach to animal science using scientific principles and applied management practices. An emphasis on selection and industry review will be based on scientific data. Agriculture Apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning (Classroom) -491020 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students MUST have the instructor’s permission BEFORE enrolling in this class. Agriculture Apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning is only for students with part-time jobs related to agriculture. Credit is given for classroom instruction and for on-the-job training. Agriculture Apprenticeship (Work Experience) –491021 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 2 Credits (1 each semester) Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students MUST have the instructor’s permission BEFORE enrolling. Agriculture Apprenticeship (Work Experience) is for students that have a job related to agriculture. The student must work at an agricultural job for 270 hours each semester to receive credit for work experience.


for North Arkansas College’s course Legal Environment of Business, BA 2713.

Business Education Keyboarding – 690050 Course Length: 1 Semester Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 8, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Software: Microsoft Office Keyboarding is a one-semester course designed to help students develop speed and accuracy by learning the touch operation of alphanumeric/keyboard characters. Emphasis is placed on the following items: mastery of the keyboard with desirable keyboarding techniques; development of speed and accuracy; basic problem-solving applications of centering and arranging reports, letters, and tables; proofreading; formatting; and proper care of the equipment. Keyboarding is a foundation for developing entry-level skills for business careers. Business Law I * - 492070 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Business Law I is a one-semester course designed to acquaint students with the many applications of law governing our business and personal affairs. It is a study of the many “relationships” that exist in life, defining our rights and responsibilities associated with each. Business Law I include the history and evolution of our law, how laws are classified, citizenship and the rights of individuals, and where the laws may be found. Topics will include criminal law, civil law (torts), enforcement procedures and the courts, regulatory law for business firms, consumer protection, contract law and marriage. Case studies are included on each topic, along with computer tutorials. *Free college credit is available upon completion of Business Law I and Business Law II, with an “A” or “B” in each course,

Business Law II * – 492080 Course length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Business Law II is a one-semester course covering standards of law which govern our business and personal affairs in today’s dynamic marketplace. It is designed to help students better understand the business world in which we live, gain confidence in conducting business, and be better prepared to recognize legal problems in management of an enterprise. Topics will include: credit law and bankruptcy, commercial paper, employment and agency law, labor/management relations, how real estate and personal property may be acquired, bailments, insurance, proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Case studies are included on every topic, along with computer tutorials. *Free college credit is available upon completion of Business Law I and Business Law II, with an “A” or “B” in each course, for North Arkansas College’s course Legal Environment of Business, BA 2713. Business Management – 492320 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting I or Business Law is recommended to be taken before Management. Business Management is a two-semester course for those interested in the business management occupation area. It is designed to teach the basic management functions of a business and to develop entrepreneurial skills. The study will include the legal aspects of starting a business, a business plan, the economic environment of business, business ethics, leadership training, marketing, decision making, organizational communications, planning, organizing, controlling, pricing, production, financing, human resources, insurance, credit and collections, financial reports, international business, and an on-line stock market investment competition. Those enrolled will be expected to become a member of FBLA. Computerized Accounting I* – 492100 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Computerized Accounting I is a two-semester course designed to develop the skills and values


necessary for the reporting of financial information for a business. Students will understand the basic concepts of double-entry accounting systems for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Skills will include a knowledge of the accounting cycle, journal entry, cash control systems and blank reconciliation, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period worksheets, payroll systems, adjusting and closing entries, and the production of financial statements. An accounting simulation will be completed and job entry-level skills in accounting occupations may be obtained. This course is recommended for students interested in finance, management, and law. *Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” each semester for North Arkansas College’s course Office Accounting, BA1043. Computer Applications I* - 492490 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Keyboarding Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Computer Applications I is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the fundamental computer skills necessary to do well in high school and needed in virtually all jobs today. In the area of word processing, students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to create and edit the most widely used documents and demonstrate the most commonly used features of word processing software, such as bullets, numbered lists, special characters, borders and shading, fonts, and paragraph and line searching. Internet searching skills and citing Internet sources are stressed and applied to a simple PowerPoint presentation. In the area of spreadsheets, students will be expected to create and edit simple spreadsheets, using basic formulas and functions, and create a simple graph or chart. The course is designed as a self-paced, competencybased curriculum. A student will not progress to a new unit until the skills are mastered with 80% accuracy. The curriculum must be completed by the end of the semester for credit. *Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” in Computer Applications I and Keyboarding for North Arkansas College’s course, Keyboarding I, CIS 1013. Computer Applications II* - 492500 Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications I Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Computer Applications II is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the intermediate computer skills necessary to do well in high school and needed in most jobs today. Students will learn techniques that will allow them to create complex word processing and spreadsheet documents. They will continue Internet research by applying it to spreadsheets, charts and graphs, and Web pages. The fundamentals in the use of scanners, graphics, and WordArt are applied to documents. The course is designed as a self-paced, competency-based curriculum. A student will not progress to a new unit until the skills are mastered with 80% accuracy. The curriculum must be completed by the end of the semester for credit. *Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” in Computer Applications I and Computer Applications II for North Arkansas College’s course, Word Processing I, CIS 1253. Computer Applications III* - 492510 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications II Software: Microsoft Access, Outlook, FrontPage, Publisher, and PowerPoint Computer Applications III is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the computer skills necessary to do well in college and/or to gain entry-level jobs. Students will learn techniques that will allow them to create simple desktop publishing documents; create, access and edit databases; use e-mail efficiently and ethically; create advanced electronic presentations; and create Web pages using Web page design software. They will continue their Internet research, applying it to advanced electronic presentations and the Web pages they create. The course is designed as a self-paced, competency-based curriculum. A student will not progress to a new unit until the skills are mastered with 80% accuracy. The curriculum must be completed by the end of the semester for credit. *Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” in Computer Applications II and Computer Applications III for North Arkansas College’s course, Introduction to Information Technology, CIS 1103. Senior Technology Seminar -- 492550


Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications III Senior Technology Seminar is a project-based course, you will be working on actual technology projects. The projects may include creating presentations, creating advanced databases, etc. Students will be expected to maintain high ethical standards and produce timely, quality work as well as behave in a responsible, dependable manner. Students who do not meet these criteria, have excessive absences, or have disciplinary issues may be dropped from the class with an “F” or no credit. Desktop Publishing I – 492150 & II* - 492160 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Keyboarding, Computer Applications I Software: Adobe InDesign & Photoshop Elements Desktop Publishing I & II is a two-semester course that combines the versatility of the microcomputer with page design software enabling students to produce flyers, brochures, menus, posters, newsletters, advertisements, and business reports of near photo-typed quality. The course includes page composition, layout, design, editing functions, and a variety of printing options. *Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” each semester in class for North Arkansas College’s course, Desktop Publishing-PageMaker, CIS 2243. Multimedia Applications I – 492360 & II – 492370 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Keyboarding, Computer Applications I Software: Photoshop Elements, FantaMorph, Fireworks MX, PowerPoint, Premiere Pro, RipEditBurn, Dreamweaver MX, and Flash MX

Multimedia Applications I & II is a full-year interactive multimedia course that provides a multi-sensory environment. Students gain advanced experience in using multimedia to merge text, graphics, video and sound. Units studied include specifications for a multimedia computer, compression, CD-Rom, animation, audio, video, storage alternatives, ancillary equipment, copyright issues, web page fundamentals and design, incorporating multimedia into a web site, and multimedia software. Technology utilized includes a computer, digital camera, video camera, videoconference camera, and a non-linear video editing system. Office Management – 492380 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Keyboarding Software: Microsoft Office Office Management is a full-year course that focuses on management and supervision of the office environment. The course covers basic office competencies, records management, effective communications, office environments, career planning, as well as decision-making, critical thinking, teamwork, and ethics. Attention is also focused on office machines such as PALM handheld computers, transcription machines, desktop calculators, scanners, Web cameras, and more. Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications* - 492530 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications I, II, and III Software: Microsoft Office Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications is a semester course where the students learn advanced techniques in both spreadsheets and databases. In spreadsheets, students will use absolute and mixed cell references, use IF function and VLOOKUP, create and edit charts, use and link multiple workbooks, consolidate worksheets, create pivot tables, and write macros. In database, students learn to create tables using advanced filters, sorts with multiple criteria, default values, input masks, data validation, and lookup fields. From these tables, students will design forms and reports with calculated controls, sorting, grouping, and graphics. Other advanced topics include switchboards, sub-forms, sub-reports, queries, joins and relationships, and integration


with other software applications. The course is designed as a self-paced, competency-based curriculum. A student will not progress to a new unit until the skills are mastered with 80% accuracy. The curriculum must be completed by the end of the semester for credit. * Free college credit is available with an “A” or “B” in Computer Applications I-III and Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications for North Arkansas College’s courses Spreadsheet 1, CIS 1333, and Database Management 1, CIS 2423.

Although this is a full year course it can be taken for one semester for half credit.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition and Wellness – 493200 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: Fall Semester, depending on enrollment Nutrition and Wellness emphasizes the interaction of nutrition, foods, sports, and exercise for lifelong fitness and well-being of individuals and families. The course focuses on nutrition as it relates to wellness, sports nutrition, and food choices throughout the lifespan. Knowledge of responsible eating and exercise habits helps students make wise decisions about food choices for active living and weight maintenance.

Child Care and Guidance Management and Services – 493010 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Child Care and Guidance Management and Services is designed to provide students information and experiences in the occupational field of child care and guidance. Upon completion of the course, a student should have gained entry-level skills in child care and guidance field, identified areas of interest that may be future pursued, and have enhanced employability skills which will be a benefit regardless of the occupation or career in which employed. Family and Consumer Science – 493080 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Family and Consumer Science is a course designed to provide students with basic information and skills needed to function effectively within a family and with a changing and complex society. This course encompasses all areas of Family and Consumer Science. Upon completion of this course, the student should develop basic life skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life.

Housing and Interior Design – 493140 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: Spring Semester, depending on enrollment Housing and Interior Design focuses on personal and family housing needs, options for meeting those needs and the role of the housing industry in the economy. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to housing needs of the individual and family; housing options; trends in housing; financial and legal commitments related to housing; home construction; selection, care, and arrangement of home furnishing and appliances; and the effect of technology on housing.

Personal and Family Finance– 493190 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: Spring Semester, depending on enrollment Personal and Family Finance (Managing Resources) is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of resources available to individuals and families and ways to manage these resources so that needs and goals are met. Students should be able to make wise decisions in the marketplace thus enhancing the quality of personal and family life. Child Development – 493020 Course Length: 1 Semester


Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: Fall Semester Child Development is a one-semester course. It focuses on skills needed to guide the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to the study of children, pregnancy, and prenatal development, birth and the newborn. Upon the completion of this course, the student should be prepared to care for and guide the development of a child through all stages of growth within a family, as a child-care professional, or in other experiences with children.

Food and Nutrition is designed to give skills needed to select, prepare, and serve food which meets nutritional needs of individuals and families. Emphasis in this course is given to the development of an understanding of nutrition, weight control, the food consumer, the effect of technology on food and nutrition, kitchen organization and equipment, safety and sanitation, menu planning, and serving and eating food. Students should be able to apply sound nutritional practices which will affect their health positively.

Clothing Management – 493030 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: 2009-2010 Clothing Management focuses on helping students develop skills necessary for management of individual and family wardrobes, for decision making as a clothing consumer, and for understanding the role of the clothing and textile industry in the economy. Emphasis will be given to the development of competencies related to clothing selection, wardrobe planning, clothing care, types of fabrics, and the use and care of sewing equipment and supplies.

Marketing – 492330 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Marking will consist of classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and DECA Chapter activities. Classroom instruction will include lessons in economics, competition, supply and demand, business cycles, marketing concepts, channels of distribution, the selling process, advertising and promotion, physical distribution, risk management, pricing, inventory control, and product planning. In order to receive an additional 1 unit of credit each semester for onthe-job training the student must work a minimum of 270 on-the-clock hours or an average of 15 hours per week. Since DECA is an integral part of Marketing, DECA membership is required. * Free college credit is available for this course. The student must complete both semesters with an “A” average and receive the teacher’s recommendation. It will count as Principles of Marketing - MM 1003 at North Arkansas College.

Parenting – 493210 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: Spring Semester Parenting is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of the parenting process and of parenting techniques. Skills developed in this course will be useful to anyone who lives with, associates with, or works with children. This course will include the development of competencies related to parenthood decision, cost of having, and raising children, guidance techniques for promoting positive behavior, prevention of child abuse and neglect, and caring for a sick or injured child. Foods and Nutrition – 493110 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Available: 2009-2010

Marketing Education

Marketing Management – 492350 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Marketing Marketing Management is for students who have completed the Marketing class. Classroom instruction will include lessons in management functions, characteristics of business, social and ethical business issues, international business, technology and information management, organizational communications, credit and collections, risk and insurance, human resource planning, employee training and orientation, and organizational development. Since DECA is an


integral part of Marketing membership is required.

Management,

Marketing Work Experience – 492340 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credits: 2 Credits (1 each semester) Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Enrollment in Marketing or Marketing Management Marketing Work Experience is a component of Marketing or Marketing Management and can be substituted for one, two, or three class periods allowing the student to leave school as early as 4th period. The student must work a minimum of 270 on-the-clock hours or an average of 15 hours per week. The employer will complete a written evaluation of the student for each grading period, which will result in a grade on the student's report card. Any instance of workplace dishonesty or leaving the job without proper notice will result in the loss of credit for that semester.

Trade and Industrial Education Furniture Manufacturing I – 494850 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Furniture Manufacturing is designed for students to learn to operate industrial woodworking equipment in a safe and accurate manner. Quality workmanship will be emphasized. Teamwork, problem solving, and application of accepted industrial practices are built into every lab activity. Upon completion of the two semester course, the student will be able to read a basic print and bill of materials, complete basic math computations required, be fluent in the terminology specific to the wood industry, be able to machine joints, assemble projects, and apply various finishes. Furniture Manufacturing II & II B– 494870 & 494872 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 2 Credits (1/2 each semester) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Furniture Mfg. I Furniture Manufacturing II & IIB is an advanced (2-period block) class that will build and expand on the instructional processes of Furniture Manufacturing I. The level of technical challenge in projects will be substantially increased. Upon successful

completion of this class, students will have gained sufficient saleable skills to enter employment as a skilled, entry level, wood technician. Furniture Manufacturing Lab – 494860 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 12 Prerequisite: Furniture Mfg I, II, & II B Furniture Manufacturing Lab introduces principles of design, wood selection, cutting, assembling, and finishing wooden furniture. Instruction includes: awareness of careers related to the wood manufacturing industry, basic design principles, safety procedures, sketching, laying out, and preparing stock. Each student will assemble and finish a useful furniture piece as a required individual project.

Health, Physical and Driver’s Education Health and Safety– 480000 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Health and Safety is an important part of the curriculum. It will emphasize health and hygiene in relation to disease, physical fitness, the environment, safety and other aspects of daily living. In addition to a general understanding of personal health and hygiene, first aid, water safety, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, body structure, and body function may be discussed. Physical Education – 485000 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted both outdoor and indoor. During the 1st semester there is an emphasis on team sports. The team sports that are covered are kickball, dodge ball, wiffle ball, and basketball. During the second semester there is an emphasis on individual sports such as tennis, archery, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, shuffleboard, horse shoes and other fields of interest. During both semesters, cardiovascular exercises are incorporated into daily activities. Such exercises are running, push-ups, sit-ups, and toe touches.


Physical Education – 485001-(1st Semester) Course Length - 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted both outdoor and indoor. During this course there is an emphasis on team sports. The team sports that are covered are kickball, dodge ball, waffle ball, and basketball. There is an emphasis on cardiovascular exercises such as running, pushups, sit-ups, and toe touches. Physical Education – 485002 (2nd Semester) Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Physical Education consists of a variety of activities which are conducted both outdoor and indoor. During the second semester there is an emphasis on individual sports such as tennis, archery, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, shuffleboard, horse shoes and other fields of interest. Also during this course, there is an emphasis on cardiovascular exercises such as running, push-ups, sit-ups, and toe touches. Fitness I – 585021 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit (Local Credit) Grades: 10 Prerequisite: Coach Approval Fitness I is designed to allow students participating in athletics an opportunity to earn Physical Education credit through participation in a regimen of activities designed specifically for the physically fit. Students will be involved in such activities as strength and fitness training, team-building activities, technology-use while training, and the basics of nutrition and hydration. Fitness II – 585022 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit (Local Credit) Grades: 10, 11 Prerequisite: Fitness I or Coach Approval Fitness II is a continuation of Fitness I. This course allows students participating in athletics an opportunity to earn Physical Education credit through participation in a regimen of activities designed for the physically fit. Students will be involved in more complex activities including strength and fitness training, nutrition, team building activities, hydration, and BMI testing. Fitness III – 585023 Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Credit: ½ Credit (Local Credit) Grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Fitness II or Coach Approval Fitness III is the final phase of the fitness courses. This course is designed to allow students to continue earning a Physical Education credit as well as prepare them for life-long fitness after organized sports. Students will be involved in strength and fitness training, planning their own strength/fitness program, educational activities concerning the risks of steroid abuse/eating disorders/diet pills/energy supplements, advanced nutritional studies, and using plyometrics and medicine balls.

Driver’s Education – 690040 Course Length: 1 Semester Course Credit: ½ Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Driver’s Education is a course designed to teach students proper driving techniques by use of driving simulators and instructional materials. Upon completion, students are proficient in all areas of driving skills. The course counts as a district credit but not as a state credit for graduation.

Special Education The Special Education program is designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria based on IDEA. Students receive services in one of the following three programs based on their individual disabilities and needs. Life Skills – 971546 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Life Skills provides instruction in pre-vocational training, functional academics, community skills, domestic skills, and recreational/leisure skills. Indirect Services – 971509 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit Indirect Services provides students who are identified to receive indirect services attend regular classes. Their progress is monitored by a consultant teacher. The consultant teacher will give the student direct assistance when needed. Resource Room – 971543 Course Length: 1 Year Course Credit: 1 Credit


Resource Room students will receive specific help in the areas of listening comprehension, oral expression, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, and adaptive behavior.

Harrison Alternative Education Alternative Education (A-School) was initiated in the fall of 1993. The program is designed to be an intervention that provides opportunities for students in grades seven through twelve (7-12) to achieve academically in a non-traditional learning environment. It is the intention of the Harrison School District that A-School be developmental and transitional in nature and not a permanent placement for students. The A-School is open to all students within the Harrison School District who meet admission criteria. Students who are experiencing academic distress in the standard setting and/or are identified as at-risk may seek application. Students are committee referred and placed in the A-School based on review of applications, student academic progress to the present time in school, and conferences with students and parents/guardians. Admission is voluntary on the part of the student. Upon entry, students are thoroughly assessed and individual learning plans are created to meet each deficiency. Some students only attend classes on the A-School campus, while others may have an articulated schedule that allows them to be on more that one campus. Students may be involved with earning credit for graduation and/or credit recovery, participate in the work study/skills program, and/or be involved with earning their GED. Credits and grades are based on completion of individual learning plans and student/parent contracts. The goal of the A-School is to endeavor to prepare students to become successful contributing citizens.


Patti Thomas, Director of Alternative Education 7-12 A-School 110 B. South Cherry Harrison, AR 72601 (870) 741-3344

For more information, make inquiries to the High School Counselor’s office.

North Arkansas College Offerings on High School Campus English Composition I-41300A Course Length: 1 Semester Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite: ACT minimum score of a 19 or a 75 on the Compass placement test Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. Students read and discuss professional essays and then write clear, concise, well-developed expository essays of their own based upon reading and discussion. Instruction guides the student through the preparation and writing of a series of essays as well as a research paper following the MLA format for research papers. Students must pass the exit mastery examination and earn a minimum of “C” to advance to ENGL 1023 (North Arkansas College Catalog or see listing below). English Composition II-41300B Course Length: 1 Semester Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite: C or better in English 1013 Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. Instruction continues {from ENGL 1013} to emphasize developing students’ writing skills but also introduces the literary genres: prose fiction, drama, and poetry. Students prepare and write a research paper dealing with a literary work. Student-instructor conferences individualize instruction each semester. College Algebra-539900 Course Length: 1 Semester (1st Semester) Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite: Math ACT 21 Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. A course designed for all students who show by their background on the mathematics placement examination that they are ready for college level mathematics. Usually students who enroll in this course will have had the equivalent of two years of high school algebra. Topics included in this course are sets, relations and functions, the real number system, complex numbers, polynomials, and systems of equations. Honors section available. NAC – College Finite Math Course Length: 1 Semester (2nd semester) Course Credit: High School – ½ credit College – 3 hours credit Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees Prerequisite: Completion of College algebra with a “C” or better or current enrollment in AP Calculus and maintaining a “C” or better during 1st semester. Cost: Amount determined by current NAC tuition fees (approx. $170.00). Books may be provided at no cost. Finite Math is a continuation of College Algebra and is designed to provide a non-calculus math needed for students in business, economics, social sciences, life sciences, and agricultural sciences in college


degree plans. Finite Math introduces students to real world problems and techniques for solving them. Topics include linear programming, matrix algebra, financial calculations, probability and statistics.

Northark Tech Center The Northark Technical Center is an area secondary center located on the North Arkansas College North Campus. The center provides area high school students with a unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Services are provided at no cost to the students. Books, tuition, and fees are provided through the center and funded by a training fee paid by the local school districts and by funds provided by the state through the Department of Workforce Education. The center’s curriculum provides students with hands-on training in technical fields. Automotive Technology The Automotive Technology program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Students will have the opportunity to upgrade and update their knowledge so that they may enter at an advanced level and continue to progress in the occupation. The program is NATEF & ASE certified for high schools in five areas: Brakes, Auto Manual Drive, Trans Axle, Electricity/Electronics, Engine Performance and Auto Suspension & Steering. Construction Technology Construction trade workers make up one of the largest groups of skilled workers in the nation’s labor force. Construction workers can find jobs in all parts of the country and also have greater opportunities to open their own business than workers in most other skilled occupations. They may be grouped in three categories: structural, finishing, and mechanical. The program provides instruction in house framework, foundation and concrete, block laying, steel structural, cabinet making and drafting & blueprint. Apprenticeship is available for second year students who meet all qualifications set forth by the Department of Labor. Students will work on the job and earn a salary while receiving college and high school credit. Industrial Systems Technology This program is designed to teach the skills needed in the Industrial Electronic, Engineering and Manufacturing Technology fields. The courses will cover Machining of metal and plastic parts, Electronics, Electrical Fluid Power, Robotics, Programming Logic Control, Plastic, Properties of Material, and Blueprint/Drafting CAD/CAM. For students who are interested in Engineering, Design and Drafting or employment in modern industry, this could be a career choice.


Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics install and service central air-conditioning systems and a variety of refrigeration equipment. Mechanics follow blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturers’ installation instructions to install motors, compressors, condensing units, evaporators, and other components. The program provides instruction in electrical wiring, fans, compressors, condensers, evaporators, electrical motors, pumps, mechanical and electronic control, and switching devices, and EPA certification. Collision Repair Automotive body repairers straighten bent bodies, remove dents, and replace crumpled parts that are beyond repair. Courses include Basic Collision Repair, MIG Welding, Electrical, Painting and Framing. Automotive body repairers use special machines to restore damaged frames and body sections to their original shape and location. Medical Professions Education North Arkansas College offers a number of programs, both certificate and degree (AAS), leading to a career in the health care field. Northark Technical Center offers courses to prepare the students for these careers. The courses include: Intro to Health Careers, Medical Terminology, Medical Math, Medical Procedures (CNA Certification), Basic Anatomy & Physiology, General Psychology, First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician and a new optional certificate in Phlebotomy. Restaurant Management The outlook for Restaurant Management service industry is high and offers more rewarding careers than ever before. Students will be able to work on a certificate from North Arkansas College in Restaurant Management and may also receive a National Recognized Certificate from Hospitality Business Alliance (HBA) and the National Restaurant Association. HBA programs meet national standards, and give high school students classroom and on-the-job training with local foodservice and lodging operations. Welding Technology In the Welding program, students learn basic and advanced welding in four areas: ARC, TIG, MIG, and Layout and Fabrication. Students’ welding skills must meet the AWS certification test standards for both structural and high-pressure welding. Related courses include Welding certification, Pipe Welding, and Drafting & Blueprint. Computer Aided Design/Drafting/GIS This program is designed to quickly prepare students for entry-level positions in drafting. Students will take courses in computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, construction and land use management, architectural and 3D visualization. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing (RS) GIS/RS combines maps and data, enabling analysis of geographic information to help make informed decisions. Typical software provides a means to create layers of data and allows the user to create visual maps of meaningful information. GIS is used for finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, detecting crime patterns, etc. GIS is used by public and private sectors and is a rapidly growing field. Graphic/Web Design Northark Technical Center is now offering courses leading to an AAS Information Technology degree with emphasis in Graphic/Web Design. This degree prepares students for careers in digital media, including print, web, and video formats. The program combines strong technical preparation in current graphical software applications with courses that enhance the student’s creative talents. By combining your artistic skills, software expertise, and design ideas this could be an exciting career in commercial corporations, retail stores, advertising, and graphic art design. Computer Engineering-Programming/Networking Networkers install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide are network (WAN), and internet system or a segment of a network system. Programmers convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. This combined program requires interested individuals to have strong problem


solving, analytical, and communication skills, because troubleshooting and helping others are vital parts of the job. Note: A two-year student may earn 30-36 college credit hours and earn a certificate diploma in most areas. The certificate can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. For more information contact: Joe Blair, NTC Director, 870.391.3513 jblair@northark.edu Rachel Davis, Program Manager, 870.391.3187, rdavis@northark.edu Teresa Jones, Secretary, 870.391.3146 tjones@northark.edu

Financial Aid Websites General Information www.finaid.org – The Financial Aid Information Page. Comprehensive information on financial aid www.mapping-your-future.org – Information to help plan your career, select a school, and pay for college http://studentaid.ed.gov/guide - U. S. Dept of Education’s Student Financial Aid Guide www.fasfa.ed.gov – Download the Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.slgfa.org – Student Loans Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas’ web site Scholarship Searches www.fastweb.com www.collegenet.com

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Harrison School District District Administration Dr. Jerry Moody, Superintendent Dr. Mendy Moss, Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Pam Jones, Curriculum Coordinator Dr. Susan Allen, Special Services Coordinator 110 S. Cherry Harrison, AR 72601 Office: 870.741.7600 Fax: 870.741.4520

Harrison High School Mr. Bill Keaster, Principal Mr. Donnie Smith, Assistant Principal


Mr. Rance King, Counselor Mrs. Anne Milburn, Counselor 925 Goblin Dr. Harrison, AR 72601 Office: 870.741.8223 Fax: 870.741.2606

Harrison Junior High School Mr. Mike Stokes, Principal Mr. Terry Darnell, Assistant Principal Mrs. Mary Jane Hadenfeld, Counselor Mrs. Sandy Keele, Counselor 525 South Pine Harrison, AR 72601 Office: 870.741.3496 Fax: 870.741.0101

Harrison School District – Transportation Department Mr. Rick Rogers 915 South Pine Harrison, AR 72601 Office: 870.741.5847 Fax: 870.741.5307

Harrison School District – Food Service Department Mrs. Char Baker 110 S. Cherry Harrison, AR 72601 Office: 870.741.7600 x2244 Fax: 870.741.4520


08-09 CAP Handbook