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ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 2019-2020 Curriculum Guide


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Athens City Schools Athens City Board Of Education Information ........................................................... Athens Renaissance School Information .................................................................... Mission Statement ...................................................................................................... Belief Statements ........................................................................................................ Process of Scheduling ................................................................................................ Non-Discriminatory Statement .................................................................................. Message from the Principal................................................................................................. One Page Target ................................................................................................................... Definitions ............................................................................................................................. Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................................................... Learning Pathways .............................................................................................................. Graduation Requirements................................................................................................... English ................................................................................................................................... Mathematics ......................................................................................................................... Science ................................................................................................................................... Social Science ........................................................................................................................ Career Preparedness ........................................................................................................... Health .................................................................................................................................... Foreign Language ................................................................................................................ L.I.F.E ................................................................................................................................... Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................... Electives ................................................................................................................................ Limestone County Career and Technical Center Program ............................................. Dual Enrollment CTE with Calhoun ................................................................................. Special Services - Essential/Life Skills Pathway ............................................................... Forms .................................................................................................................................... Early or Mid Year Graduation Application Form ..................................................... Advanced Placement Agreement................................................................................ Dual Enrollment Agreement ...................................................................................... Internet Photo Permission Form ............................................................................... Course Request Form – Freshmen ........................................................................... Course Request Form – Sophomores ......................................................................... Course Request Form – Juniors ................................................................................ Course Request Form – Seniors ................................................................................ Parent Override Form ...............................................................................................

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ATHENS CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION 455 US Hwy. 31 North ATHENS, AL 35611 PRESIDENT Mr. Russell Johnson VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. Beverly Malone Mr. Tim Green Mrs. Shannon Hutton Mrs Jennifer Manville

Mr. Scott Henry Mr. James Lucas

Superintendent Dr. W. L. Holladay, III

ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 405 SOUTH STREET E ATHENS, ALABAMA 35611 256-614-3708 Phone / 256-771-7146 Fax

Director of Innovation Dr. Rick Carter Principal Dr. Nelson Brown Assistant Principal Mr. Phillip Jarmon Counselor Ms. Lorri Haynes Secretary / Bookkeeper Ms. Cheryl Carter Registrar Mrs. Britney Carter 3


ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Student, Athens Renaissance School is a K-12 online and blended student-centered school offering personalized educational options for students in Athens and across the Tennessee Valley. An innovative program of Athens City Schools, Athens Renaissance uses a progressive education model to provide your child with the best education possible. Our unique educational approach allows us to tailor an education that is specific to each learner. Athens Renaissance School uses a variety of customizable curricula developed by some of the best minds in education. These rigorous, content-rich academic programs meet or exceed state standards across all subject areas. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests. As a student at Athens Renaissance, you are partnering with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators dedicated to supporting students and parents on their pathway to success. Highly qualified teachers work to monitoring student progress and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction and support. Our administrative staff is committed to the success of every student. We know that choosing the best learning experience for your child is an important decision. We encourage you to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your child. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you as you go through this exciting endeavor. We invite you stop by and meet us. On behalf of everyone at Athens Renaissance School, welcome to the beginning of an educational journey that is uniquely yours. Sincerely, Nelson Brown, Principal

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MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to be a progressive, high-quality school system that connects students and their families to a caring, traditional community. BELIEF STATEMENTS 1. We believe all students can learn. 2. We believe it is important for students to attend school every day and in a safe, secure, and supportive environment. 3. We believe technology is a progressive learning tool for students to reach their greatest potential and provides equity for student outcomes. 4. We believe every student deserves a rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experience including extracurricular and fine arts experiences. 5. We believe students are valued individuals, and our system will respect and empower them to reach their greatest learning potential. 6. We believe every student is inherently unique and diversity enhances learning. 7. We believe it is important for every student to develop a sense of personal and community responsibility and for the system to promote community service opportunities. 8. We believe honesty and open communication are vital for healthy relationships. 9. We believe passionate teachers have the greatest impact on learning. 10. We believe that school staff should be connected with students and families outside the classroom because learning is a shared responsibility for which school, home, student, and community are accountable. 11. We believe leadership at every level matters. 12. We believe our system is tradition-rich and future-focused in preparing our students for a global society.

PROCESS OF SCHEDULING The Semester Block Schedule is based on students taking three or four courses in the fall and three or four different courses in the spring. Generally, students are scheduled for courses so that at least two academic required core courses are taken each semester. Students will register for a math, science, English and history course each year. Students commit to completion of an 18 week and/or 9 week courses respectively. Electives or additional core courses may complete the remaining blocks in the schedule each semester The Traditional Schedule is based on students taking a minimum of six courses that will span over an entire school year. Students will register for a math, science, English and history course each year. Students commit to completion of 36 week and/or 18 week courses respectively. NON-DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT It is the policy of Athens City Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, handicap, religion, creed, national origin, race, or age in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Federal Regulations. Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with Federal Regulations may be directed to Title IX, Title VI, and 504 Coordinator, 455 US Hwy. 31 N, Athens, AL 35611 (256) 233-6600

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One Page Instructional Target 2018-2020 Content Planning ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

ARS educators will utilize digital resources and plan project-based learning activities that meet content standards. ARS educators will intentionally collaborate about standards across all content areas. ARS educators will create personalized learning plans for students.
 ARS students will demonstrate an understanding of grade-level content standards.
 ARS students will share their interest for the development of learning activities. ARS parents will become familiar with grade-level content standards.
 ARS parents will provide information about how their students learn best.

Instruction ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

ARS educators will work to create relevant and real-world connections in blended learning experiences. ARS educators will promote problem solving, communication, perseverance and student discovery in learning experiences.
v v v ARS educators will present content to guide students to discover connections across content areas.
 ARS students will demonstrate mastery of concepts through student-led instruction.
 ARS students will regularly dialogue with teachers for instructional feedback.
 ARS parents will participate in training opportunities that will optimize their ability to assist and monitor their students in the learning process.
 ARS parents will commit to providing adequate assistance while allowing students to demonstrate their ability.

Assessment For Learning ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

ARS educators will dialogue with students regarding progress toward learning targets.
 ARS educators will provide students with multiple means of demonstrating mastery of concepts.
 ARS educators will ensure all forms of assessment are aligned to content standards.
 ARS students will demonstrate proficiency with priority standards.


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ARS students will be accountable in assessing their own learning and developing future learning goals. ARS parents will understand the process and expectations for assessment.


ARS parents will participate with students and educators in dialogue regarding progress toward learning targets.

Community Building ❖ ❖

ARS educators will collaborate to promote caring, respectful, and equitable learning environments. ARS educators will provide regular opportunities for families to engage in community and school partnership experiences.


ARS educators will build meaningful relationships to empower their students.

ARS students will respectfully and willingly participate in learning experiences and work hard to meet learning goals.


ARS students will engage in local, regional and global partnerships that build relationships.


ARS parents will actively participate in school activities and community events that offer learning opportunities.


ARS parents will share their expertise from career fields.

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DEFINITIONS Graduation Cohort Block Schedule

The student’s graduation year. Schedule based on three or four courses (18 weeks)

Traditional Schedule

Schedule based on six courses (36 weeks)

Credit

A unit of academic work (Carnegie Unit).

Fall Semester

The first and second nine-week term of the school year (18 weeks).

Spring Semester

The third and fourth nine-week term of the school year (18 weeks).

Course

A unit of instruction.

Core Course

Those courses required for graduation (English, Math, Science, Social Studies).

Teacher Approval

Approval required when there is a definite screening process (audition or application).

Virtual course:

Courses conducted via web-based instruction and collaboration. Courses may be onsite and/ or at another location.

Blended Course:

Courses that use both online and in-person learning experiences.

Project-Based Learning A teaching method that engages students actively in learning by asking them to investigate an interesting and complex question, problem or challenge and then to create something in response. May be done individually, in teams or by class.

Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement courses are accelerated in rigor and pace. Advanced Placement (AP) allows students to complete college level studies while in high school. The VALUE of Advanced Placement • Post-secondary institutions throughout the nation and internationally grant credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis of qualifying AP exam scores. For more information visit the following website: www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy. • AP course experience favorably impacts 85% of admission decisions of selective colleges and universities. • AP coursework increases scholarship opportunities and improves the chances of college admission. • The cost of the AP exam is less than most college textbooks. • Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on schedule in 4 years. For more information visit www.collegeboard.com/research. Students participating in Advanced Placement are required to participate in study sessions that may or may not be conducted outside of the regular school day. Students are required to take the National AP Exam as part of the course’s curriculum. The testing fee is approximately $93.00. It is highly recommended that student’s consult with the college of choice, as college credit may be earned by scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam. Careful attention should be given when selecting an AP course or courses as students will not be able to drop an AP course. Consult the grading scale to view the weight given to the rigor of the AP program. All students registering for AP courses should complete the AP Student Agreement and return with their registration form. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of secondary schools, colleges, and the American College Board. AP courses are recognized by colleges and universities which grant credit, advanced placement, or both to students who have performed satisfactorily on AP Examinations. 7


Honors/Pre-AP/Advanced Honors courses are designed for the college-bound student. The curriculum is covered at an accelerated pace and provides students opportunities to take advanced level courses in English, Spanish, math, science, and social sciences. These courses follow the Alabama Course of Study and include enrichment activities, extra projects, research, and/or laboratory experiences. Honors /Pre-AP/Advanced courses are noted in the course description and receive Honors/Pre-AP/Advanced weighted credit per the current grading scale. Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes to receive both high school and college credit. Students are responsible for all fees, tuition, transportation and other related expenses for dual enrollment. The student must be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade and the student must have a “B� average overall in high school core courses. The student must have written approval of the principal and the local superintendent of education prior to college registration. The student must meet the entrance requirements established by the participating college/post-secondary institution. Students must successfully pass three semester credit hours at the postsecondary level in the same or related subject. English courses require six semester hours at a postsecondary institution for one high school credit. Dual enrollment courses are offered with the following post-secondary institutions: Calhoun Community College, Wallace State Community College, University of Alabama, University of North Alabama and University of Alabama/Huntsville. Early College Enrollment Program The University of Alabama's Early College program has partnered with ARS to allow high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 with 3.0+ GPA's to take online classes and earn college credit. Students are responsible for tuition and completing all necessary steps for enrollment and earning credit. For more information, visit the website at www.uaearlycollege.ua.edu.

Limestone County Career Technical Center Students taking Career/Technical classes may apply to attend the Limestone County Career Technical Center for courses. Since the Career Technical Center is located off campus, transportation from Athens Renaissance School to and from the Career Technical Center will be the responsibility of the students and their parental guardians. ACCESS ACCESS provides students with additional educational opportunities by offering a wide range of course options that are not available through ARS. In general, to be successful in an ACCESS course, you will need to be an independent learner, a good time manager, and an effective communicator. ACCESS courses may start earlier than typical ARS courses. ACCESS is run by the Alabama State Department of Education. Students must make appointments with the ACCESS facilitator to schedule tests and all tests must be taken at ARS.

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Schedule Changes Extreme care should be must be exercised in the selection of courses. To provide the greatest probability for students to receive requested courses, students are given an opportunity to review the ARS Curriculum Catalog and complete a Student Registration Form. From there, a master schedule is constructed and teachers are hired to ensure that what was requested would be received. Knowing that not every course request can be honored due to conflicts in the student’s schedule, the above procedure provides the greatest potential for requests to be honored. Student registration cards indicate a commitment to completion of the course requested. Once a schedule is assigned students commit to course completion as defined in the student schedule. Schedule changes should be requested during first three days of each term. The principal may approve course changes due to extenuating circumstances. Schedule Corrections Schedule corrections will be made and only when approved by the following criteria: duplication of courses, courses are out of sequence, or Sports PE/Band, etc. to be entered due to auditions. What courses should a student take? Students should always take the highest level of academic coursework they can handle successfully and select occupational courses relevant to their career goals. Points to consider are as follows: 1. What careers are related to their interests and abilities? 2. What are their academic strengths and weaknesses? 3. What things do they value in life? 4. What will be their means of support? 5. What are their career goals for the next 5-10 years? 6. What is their post-secondary education plan? Transfer Students Students who transfer to Athens City Schools must complete all state mandated minimum graduation requirements and any additional local graduation requirements. Graduation Participation

The goal of Athens Renaissance School is to prepare all students for college and/or career pathways utilizing individualized four-year high school plans built for each student based on the results from academic and career interest assessments and middle school course work. Students must be enrolled full time at Athens Renaissance School. Students will take a math, English, science and social studies course each year. Students may not take a lower level course than one already completed. Athens Renaissance School conforms to all U.S. and Alabama Laws, ALSDE Administrative Code, and ACS Policies. The Athens Renaissance School principal and administrative team will be happy to meet with parents and students on the importance of following ARS requirements. Individual cases regarding the number of credits required for graduation will be handled on a case by case hardship basis. NCAA Requirements for College Athletes: Not all courses offered by Athens Renaissance School will meet NCAA eligibility requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to review the requirements, schedule classes accordingly, and make sure the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse has the documents to certify eligibility. Courses taken through the Credit Recovery Program are not accepted by the NCAA Eligibility Center. For further information and NCAA forms, students are encouraged to talk with their coaches, counselors, or the athletic director. 9


Grading Scale Letter

Numerical Grade

Grade Point Average

Grade

(100 Point Scale)

(4 Point Scale)

A B C D

100-90 89-80 79-70 69-60

4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00

F 59 and Below 0.00 *Grades of 101-110 will receive 5.0 points Grade Point Average (GPA) Scale Students electing to participate in rigorous courses such as Honors, Pre-AP, Advanced, Advanced Placement (AP), or Dual Enrollment are given additional weight. The weighting of grades is designed to encourage students to enroll in more advanced courses. The grades for approved advanced courses will be weighted as follows: 1. A student who completes an AP course will have 10 points added to his or her final grade and the cumulative record. 2. A student who completes a Dual Enrollment course will have 10 points added to his/her final grade. (The grade on the college transcript is not weighted.) The weighted grade is recorded on the report card and the cumulative record. 3. A student who completes an Honors/Pre-AP/PLTW (Project Lead the Way) course will have 5 points added to his/her final grade. The weighted grade is recorded on the report card and the cumulative record. 4. The weighted grade is used in calculating the Grade Point Average. 5. The weighted Advanced Placement grade, Dual Enrollment grade and Honors/Pre-AP/PLTW grade are the only grades reported on the report card and the cumulative record that can exceed 100 points. Credit Recovery In accordance with Alabama State Department of Education guidelines, Athens Renaissance School offers students who have received failing grades in any core courses that are required for graduation an opportunity to recover the lost credit through a standards-based approach that targets specific knowledge and skill deficits instead of requiring the student to repeat the entire course. Such students must meet eligibility requirements to apply, and the credit recovery program is operated under board-approved and established guidelines. Instruction is delivered through computer-based instructional software and may also include targeted instruction supervised and managed by a teacher certified in secondary education. Students who complete their individualized remediation plans by demonstrating minimal proficiency in all required standards will receive a grade of 70 for the recovered course credit. For students who fail to complete the remediation plan by demonstrating minimal proficiency in all required standards, there will be no grade change and no recovered credit for the failed course. (It should be noted that Credit Recovery courses may not be accepted through the NCAA Clearinghouse.) Parent Portal and Student Accounts Parents will receive information regarding accessing student records online at the beginning of the school year.

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Virtual Course Opportunities Virtual courses are facilitated through online instruction. Virtual courses are required to contain the content identified in the corresponding Alabama Course of Study. Virtual students should be self-motivated, possess time-management skills and be able to work independently. Students will work on online lessons, projects, and assignments at home or elsewhere, only periodically meeting with teachers. Virtual students are encouraged to follow the Athens Renaissance School website and social media outlets to stay “tuned in� to dynamic learning experiences. Blended Course Opportunities Blended courses are facilitated through both online instruction and in-person instruction. Students will work online and will regularly meet with teachers to review their learning progress, discuss their work, ask questions, and receive assistance. A minimum of twice weekly face-to-face instruction is required. See pg. 12 for more information. Athens Creative Exchange This entrepreneurial program is a partnership among Athens City Schools, students, parents, community, and business. The Creative Exchange is a plan of study in which students are able to foster creativity, develop innovative solutions to problems, grow talents, develop unique design and collaboration skills, contextualize and make information relevant, and improve community. This program exists to serve unique talents and interests of students in an innovative way that is student centered for all learning styles so students are better college and career ready. Students enrolled with the Athens Creative Exchange will have designated class times each week that is required. Athens Creative Exchange will meet at our Athens Renaissance High School location.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What happens if I fail a course? Students who are not successful during the regular school year and must repeat a class, credit recovery may be a necessity. You may have the option of participating in the Credit Recovery Program or reenrolling in the same course the following semester. Athletes will need to discuss possible eligibility issues with their coach and counselor. Summer school is usually strongly encouraged.

What classes are typically offered in Summer Session? Summer session will offer credit recovery and credit advancement options. Registration information will be posted on the website in early May. How do I know which courses are considered a Physical Science? Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics all meet the state requirements. What courses meet the Health graduation requirement? Health and Foundations of Health Science both meet the state requirement.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL English ...................................................................................................................................

4

Mathematics .........................................................................................................................

4

Algebra I Geometry Algebra II, Algebra II with Trig, or Algebra with Finance Approved Math Course

1 1 1 1

Social Studies ........................................................................................................................ World History US History 10 US History 11 American Government/Economics

1 1 1 1

Science .................................................................................................................................. Life Science Physical Science (Physical Science or Chemistry) Approved Science Courses

4

4

1 1 2

Physical Education ................................................................................................................

1

L.I.F.E Marching Band JROTC

Health ...................................................................................................................................

0.5

Career Preparedness ............................................................................................................

1

Career Preparedness Course (Career and Academic Planning, Computer Applications, Financial Literacy)

CTE and/or Foreign Language and/or Arts Education ..........................................................

3

Students choosing CTE are encouraged to complete three courses in sequence and obtain a credential in field.

Electives ................................................................................................................................

2.5

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED ..............................................................................................

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL HONORS ENDORSEMENT A student who takes the following courses in addition to the required graduation curriculum will graduate with “Honors” and will have such designation noted on his/her diploma, official transcript, and graduation commencement program. English ................................................................................................................................... 4 Mathematics .........................................................................................................................

4

Student must earn a Carnegie Credit from Alg. II/trig or Honors Alg. II w/trig

Social Studies ........................................................................................................................ World History US History 10 US History 11 American Government/Economics

1 1 1 1

Science .................................................................................................................................. Life Science Physical Science (Physical Science or Chemistry) Approved Science Courses

4

4

1 1 2

Physical Education ................................................................................................................

1

L.I.F.E Marching Band JROTC

Health ...................................................................................................................................

0.5

Career Preparedness ............................................................................................................

1

Career Preparedness Course (Career and Academic Planning, Computer Applications, Financial Literacy)

CTE and/or Foreign Language and/or Arts Education ..........................................................

1

Foreign Language .................................................................................................................

2

Student must earn two (2) Carnegie Units in any one foreign language

AP and/or Dual Enrollment Courses ....................................................................................

1

Electives ................................................................................................................................

1.5

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED ..............................................................................................

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Athens Renaissance School Course Descriptions ENGLISH 200005 ENGLISH 9 Grade 9 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who work at grade level. Students study grammar, composition, and world literature; students must have a basic knowledge of computer skills. Common core standards are taught, and college and career readiness in language, reading, and academic writing are emphasized.

200006 HONORS ENGLISH 9 Grade 9 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who excel in English. Students learn formal grammar with a focus on writing various types of essays. Because this course includes an in-depth study of world literature, critical thinking skills are necessary, and students must have a basic knowledge of computer skills. Common core standards are taught, and college and career readiness in language, reading, and academic writing are emphasized. Summer reading and assignments may be required and due the first day of the fall semester. Students should obtain a reading list and assignment directions from a member of the English department or from the school website. This course is a requirement for the Honors Endorsement.

200009 ENGLISH 10 Grade 10 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who work at grade level. The course is designed to strengthen the student’s background in and foster creativity through the interpretation of early American literature from the beginning to 1900 by enhancing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instructors emphasize reading comprehension and grammar. Students work toward mastery of Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) and success on the ACT assessment.

200010 HONORS ENGLISH 10 Grade 10 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who excel in English. The course is designed to strengthen the student’s background in and foster creativity through the interpretation of early American literature from the beginning to 1900 by enhancing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instructors emphasize reading comprehension and grammar at an advanced level. Summer reading and assignments may be required and due the first day of the fall semester. Students should obtain a reading list and assignment directions from a member of the English department or from the school website.

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200013 ENGLISH 11 Grade 11 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who work at grade level. Students are actively involved in practice that links the concepts of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in practical ways. Students conduct research projects, participate in class discussions, read classic literary works, and prepare projects that promote a deeper understanding of American literature from 1900 to the present. Independent reading of classic and current American authors will be incorporated. Students work toward mastery of Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) and success on the ACT.

200014 HONORS ENGLISH 11 Grade 11 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who excel in English and who plan to take Honors English 12, Advanced Placement (AP) English 12, or Dual Enrollment English. Students write a variety of essays as well as a literary based research paper; emphasis is given to extemporaneous position papers. Students are expected to give oral presentations, participate in informal debates, engage in peer editing, and complete projects that promote a deeper understanding of American literature from 1900 to the present. Independent reading of classic and current American authors will be incorporated. Students work toward mastery of Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) and success on the ACT. Summer reading and assignments are required and due the first day of the fall semester. Students should obtain a reading list and assignment directions from a member of the English department, from a school counselor, or from the school website. Honors English 11 or AP English 11 is a requirement for the Honors Endorsement.

200016 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ENGLISH 11 - LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION Grade 11 1 term/1 credit Fee: Cost of AP Test This course is for students who excel in English and who desire a more rigorous curriculum than an honors English course provides. This course focuses on analysis of rhetorical devices in non-fiction writings, application of logic, research, and college-level essay reading and writing. Students are required to take the AP Exam and may receive three to six hours of college credit with a qualifying score on the exam. This course is currently offered only as a year long course. This course may be taught as an ACCESS course.

200017 ENGLISH 12 Grade 12 1 term/1 credit This course is for students who work at grade level and who plan to attend a post-secondary school, enter the military, or join the work force. Students are actively involved in practice that links the concepts of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities designed to further develop thinking and problem-solving abilities. These activities and practices are aligned with the National Common Core Standards and Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards and both ACT vocabulary and writing practice are included. Students analyze and evaluate literature in order to gain an insight into the cultures that developed into the British Empire.

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200018 HONORS ENGLISH 12 Grade 12 1 term/1 credit This accelerated pace course covers a survey of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Modern Age. Students will engage in critical listening, speaking, reading and writing activities with a strong emphasis on vocabulary. Summer reading and assignments may be required and due the first day of the fall semester. Students should obtain a reading list and assignment directions from a member of the English department or from the school website.

200020 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ENGLISH 12 - LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION Grade 12 1 term/1 credit A minimum score of 23 on the reading portion of ACT is recommended. Fee: Cost of AP Test This course is for students who excel in English and who desire a more challenging curriculum than an honors English course provided. This course is designed to prepare students for the rigors of college English and the AP English Literature Exam (which is required). Students will read selections from world literature (including classic and modern novels), analyze literary selections, write weekly essays, compose a research paper, give oral presentations, and participate in panel discussions. Student writing in this course includes writing to understand, to explain, and to evaluate; students will write in-class timed essays and out-of-class polished compositions that utilize an abbreviated writing process. Students are required to take the AP Exam and may receive three to six hours of college credit with a qualifying score on the exam. This course is currently offered only as a year long course. This course may be taught as an ACCESS course.

903201/903202 DUAL ENROLLMENT ENGLISH COMPOSITION (ENGLISH 101/102) Grade 11 or 12 1 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Principal and Superintendent Approval, minimum score of 20 on English portion of ACT or an 84 on the Compass Writing Test given at Calhoun Community College. Fee: Tuition and Books CALHOUN CAMPUS or ARS campus- Student must indicate preference on registration card This course is for students who excel in English and provides instruction and practice in writing a minimum of sixteen extended compositions, both general and literary, including two research papers. Students receive instruction in the development of analytical and critical reading skills in the composition process and receive practice in library skills and usage. Students who successfully complete the courses will receive six hours of college credit. Honors English 12, AP English 12, or Dual Enrollment English is a requirement for the Honors Endorsement. Students are required to register for both sections of English Composition to receive one high school credit.

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200033 CREATIVE WRITING Grades 9-12 1 term/1 credit This course focuses on imaginative writing including poetry, short stories, critical responses, and creative nonfiction. The course is designed to teach students to express themselves creatively. Students will also develop an essay in preparation for taking the ACT writing portion of the exam. Students will be required to keep a journal with daily writing assignment. This course may be taught as an ACCESS course.

ENGLISH ENGLISH CORE Number

Course

Credit

200005

English 9

1

200006

Honors English 9

1

200009

English 10

1

200010

Honors English 10

1

200013

English 11

1

200014

Honors English 11

1

200016

AP English 11 – Language and Composition

1

200017

English 12

1

200018

Honors English 12

1

Dual Enrollment English Composition

1

AP English – Literature and Composition

1

903201/ 903202 200020

ENGLISH ELECTIVES Number

Course

Credit

200043

Speech

1

200033

Creative Writing

1

Literature in high school classes covers the philosophies, authors, and major works that create the unique culture of the focus group (9th grade- general and world literature; 10th and 11th grade- American literature; 12th grade- British literature. Improving and expanding student reading skills is a crucial part of high school literature courses. Parents are advised that selections, whether print or multimedia, may contain controversial language, behavior, situations, descriptions and innuendos.

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MATHEMATICS *It is recommended that students take math year long. 210005 ALGEBRA I Grade 9-10 1 term/1 credit The Algebra I course builds on foundational mathematics content learned by students in Grades K-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematics education. Content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting. This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore, all subsequent mathematics courses require student mastery of the Algebra I content standards. The content is a central component of formal statelevel assessments at the secondary level. Algebra IA (210008) and Algebra IB (210009) are designed to cover the same content presented in Algebra I in a 2 term period for a total of two credits.

210008 ALGEBRA IA Grade 9 1 term/1 credit Algebra IA is the first of a two-part series designed to cover the content taught in the Algebra I. See course description for Algebra I.

210009 ALGEBRA IB Grade 9-10 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra IA Algebra IB is a continuation of the topics covered in Algebra IA. See course description for Algebra I.

210010 GEOMETRY Grade 10-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I or equivalent This course stresses the basic structure of geometry. It is designed to enable students to learn both inductively and deductively in a mathematical system. Students practice problem solving skills by applying algebra to plane and solid geometric concepts. Congruence, similarity, measurement, coordinate geometry, and basic trigonometry are taught using the common definitions, postulates and theorems of geometry. The use of basic proofs and constructions is a valuable tool taught in this course that enhances reasoning skills. Technology is used to enhance students’ mathematical experience, not replace their reasoning abilities. This course is slowerpaced than Honors Geometry. Because of its importance, this Euclidean geometry course is required of all students receiving an Alabama High School Diploma.

210011 HONORS GEOMETRY 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I This geometry course builds on Algebra I concepts and increases students’ knowledge of shapes and their properties through geometry-based applications, many of which are observable in aspects of everyday life. This knowledge helps develop visual and spatial sense and strong reasoning skills. The geometry course requires 19


students to make conjectures and to use reasoning to validate or negate these conjectures. The use of proofs and constructions is a valuable tool taught that enhances reasoning skills and enables students to better understand more complex mathematical concepts. Technology is used to enhance students’ mathematical experience, not replace their reasoning abilities. Honors Geometry is a demanding course designed for students planning to take additional college preparatory mathematics. The content of the course parallels geometry with additional emphasis placed on formal proofs.

210015 ALGEBRAIC CONNECTIONS Grade 11 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I or equivalent and Geometry Algebraic Connections is a course designed for students who wish to increase their mathematical skills. Algebraic Connections expands upon the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry, with an emphasis on applicationbased problems. This course provides opportunities to incorporate the use of technology through its emphasis on applying functions to make predictions and to calculate outcomes. It is designed to be a bridge course between Geometry and Algebra II

210016 ALGEBRA II 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I or equivalent and Geometry Algebra II is a terminating course designed to extend students’ algebraic knowledge and skills beyond Algebra I. Students are encouraged to solve problems using a variety of methods that promote the development of improved communication skills and foster a deeper understanding of mathematics. To help students appreciate the power of algebra, application-based problems are incorporated throughout the course. The use of appropriate technology is also encouraged for numerical and graphical investigations. In contrast to the Algebra II with Trigonometry course, Algebra II does not meet the graduation requirement for the Athens Renaissance School Honors Endorsement Diploma due to the fact that it does not contain trigonometry content. This course does not provide sufficient background to prepare students to pursue higher-level mathematics courses.

210036 ALGEBRA WITH FINANCE Grade 12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Geometry Algebra with Finance is a college and career preparatory course that integrates algebra, probability and statistics, calculus and geometry to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Students are encouraged to use a variety of problem-solving skills and strategies in real-world contexts, and to question outcomes using mathematical analysis and data to support their findings. It may be used as the fourth math credit required for graduation, replacing Algebra II or Algebra II with Trigonometry.

210017 ALGEBRA II WITH TRIG Grade 10-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Geometry Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry is a course designed to extend students’ knowledge of Algebra I with additional algebraic and trigonometric content. Mastery of the content standards for this course is necessary for student success in higher-level mathematics. The use of appropriate technology is encouraged for numerical and graphical investigations that enhance analytical comprehension. Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry is a class 20


for students who have strong backgrounds in Algebra I and Geometry concepts. This class moves at a fast pace and requires extensive problem solving. Students who take this class need to be highly motivated. Algebra II with Trigonometry is required for all students pursuing the Honors Endorsement.

210020 HONORS PRE-CALCULUS Grade: 11-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trig or Honors Algebra II/Trig This class is designed to cover the concepts of the unit circle, circular and inverse functions, trigonometric identities, and solution of triangles during the first half of the term. The second half of the term will include preparation for the study of calculus; concepts include vectors, polar coordinates and conic sections.

210023 HONORS CALCULUS Grade 12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Pre- Calculus or Honors Pre- Calculus This course is an extension of the topics covered in Geometry, Algebra II/Trig, and Pre-Calculus. Topics covered in this course will include limits, functions, and content from differential and integral calculus.

210025 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CALCULUS Grade 12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Pre- Calculus and/or Calculus, Fee: Cost of AP Exam This is an Advanced Placement (AP) course. Topics include the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; and the definite integral and its basic applications to area and volume problems. This course follows the syllabus as set forth by the Advanced Placement College Board. Students are required to take the AP Exam and may receive three to six hours of college credit with a qualifying score on the exam. This course may be taught as an ACCESS course.

907601 DUAL ENROLLMENT PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA (MTH 112) Grade 11-12 1 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with math placement score Fee: Tuition and textbooks College Campus This course emphasizes the algebra of functions- including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course covers systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic inequalities, and binomial theorem. Additional topics will include: study of trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, complex numbers, and polar coordinates.

907602 DUAL ENROLLMENT PRE-CALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY (MTH 113) Grade 11-12 1 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with math placement score Fee: Tuition and textbooks College CAMPUS Prerequisite: high school Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II with appropriate placement score

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This course includes the study of trigonometric (circular functions) and inverse trigonometric functions, includes extensive work with trigonometric identities and trigonometric equations. This course also covers vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem and polar coordinates.

210023a DUAL ENROLLMENT CALCULUS (MTH 125) Grade 11- 12 2 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: MTH 112/113 Fee: Tuition and textbooks College CAMPUS This is a course taken primarily for students in science, engineering and mathematics. Topics include the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and the definite integral and its basic applications to area problems. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including the approximations of error using differentials, maximum and minimum problems, and curve sketching using calculus.

MATHMATICS Number 210005 210008 210009 210010 210011 210015 210016 210036 210017 210020 210023 210025 907601 907602

MATH CORE Course Algebra I Algebra IA Algebra IB Geometry Honors Geometry Algebraic Connections Algebra II Algebra with Finance Algebra II with Trigonometry Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Calculus Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus Algebra (MTH112) Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus Trigonometry ((MTH113)

Credit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

The above sequences are not all inclusive. Some students may choose to take two math courses in one school year only with the intent of reaching a higher level math course their senior year. Students are encouraged to take at least one math course per year. Students pursuing post-secondary or career ready plans should review their ACT ASPIRE, and ACT results when considering which courses to take. Math courses with strong emphasis on analysis and critical thinking skills will benefit career fields such as: engineering, health care, education, business and finance, and human services. Math teachers will be available to provide guidance to students and parents as to course selections. Most colleges require Algebra II or higher for admission. 22


SCIENCE LIFE SCIENCES 220011 BIOLOGY Grade 9 or 10 1 term/1 credit This course includes a comprehensive study of Biology core content standards, scientific process and application skills, cell processes, cell theory, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, genetics, classification, plants, animals, ecology, and biogeochemical cycles. Objectives in the Alabama Course of Study for Biology will also be covered. This course fulfills the biology graduation requirement.

220026 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit This course is organized to follow a logical sequence of the ten systems of the human body with emphasis on diseases and disorders. The course will study the scientific process and application skills, anatomical terminology, structure and function of cells, tissues, and body systems, biochemistry, system regulation integration. This course may be offered through ACCESS.

220014 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) BIOLOGY Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry Recommendation: Human Anatomy and Physiology Fee: Cost of AP Exam This is a college level, advanced level course with College Board objectives in a fast-paced format. It is designed to guide the self-directed learner to achieve success on the AP Exam and in academic excellence. Essential scientific concepts, skills and habits of mind are cultivated and outside commitment is a must to complete all required laboratory experiences. Analytical skill and critical thinking abilities and better than average composition are a must. Participation in the AP exam is required. This course will be offered through ACCESS.

410025 FORENSIC SCIENCE Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite- Biology This course will study the scientific process and application skills, crime scene investigation personnel, collection and preservation of evidence, firearms, trajectories, decomposition process, detection of drugs and poisons, blood splatter patterns, and forged documents.

220029 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit

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This course will study the scientific process and application skills, natural and human impacts, carrying capacity, renewable and nonrenewable resources, the living world, population, land and water, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change.

901402 DUAL ENROLLMENT BIOLOGY (BIO 103) Grades 11-12 2 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Biology and Physical Science or Chemistry Fee: Tuition, transportation and textbooks College CAMPUS This is an introductory course for both science and non-science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of cell structure, function, cellular respiration, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included with the course are basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants and animals.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES 220051 PHYSICAL SCIENCE Grades 9 or 10 1 term/1 credit This course will study the scientific process and application skills, periodic table, solutions, bonding, chemical formulas, physical and chemical changes, gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear forces, motion, energy, energy transformation, electricity and magnetism, nuclear science, and metric units. This course fulfills the requirement for the physical science graduation credit.

220061 CHEMISTRY Grades 10-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra I This course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts of general chemistry, scientific process and application skills, matter classifications, carbon chains, periodic table, solutions, kinetic theory, stoichiometry, ideal gases, physical and chemical changes, chemical and nuclear reaction. This course fulfills the requirement for the physical science graduation credit.

220072 HONORS PHYSICS Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra II or Honors Algebra II w/ trig This course is designed to study matter and the forces that affect matter. Major units of study include mechanics, heat, light, and electricity. Emphasis is on theory and math applications as well as laboratory experiences. This is a must-have course for future science majors.

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902000 DUAL ENROLLMENT INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CHM 104)

Grades 11-12 2 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Biology and Physical Science or Chemistry Fee: Tuition transportation and textbooks CALHOUN CAMPUS This is a survey course of general chemistry for students who do not intend to major in science or engineering and may not be substituted for CHM 111. Lecture will emphasize the facts, principles, and theories or general chemistry including math operations, matter and energy, atomic structure, symbols and formulas, nomenclature, the periodic table, bonding concepts, equations, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, solutions, pH, and equilibrium reactions. Laboratory is required. This course is four hours of college credit.

220081 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE Grade 11-12 1 term/ 1 credit Prerequisite- Biology and Chemistry or Physical Science The Earth and Space Science course provides a depth of conceptual understanding to adequately prepare students for college, career, and citizenship with an appropriate level of scientific literacy. This course will address the concepts of the universe and its stars, Earth and the solar system, and the history of planet Earth. In addition the course will examine Earth’s materials and systems, plate tectonics and large scale interactions, the roles of water in Earth’s surface processes, weather and climate, and space exploration. This course does not fulfill the physical science graduation requirement.

SCIENCE SCIENCE CORE Number 220011 220051

Course Biology Physical Science

220061

Chemistry

Credit 1 1 1

SCIENCE ELECTIVES Number 220026

Course Human Anatomy and Physiology

Credit 1

220014 410025 220029 220072

Advanced Placement (AP) Biology Forensic Science Environmental Science Honors Physics

1 1 1 1

901402 901415 902000

Dual Enrollment Biology (BIO 103)

1 1 1

Dual Enrollment Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 201)

Dual Enrollment Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 104)

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SOCIAL SCIENCE 230013 WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: 1500 TO PRESENT

Grade 9 1 term/1 credit Ninth grade World History and Geography 1500 to Present directs students to think critically about the various forces that combined to shape the world today. Emphasis is placed on geographic impact, developments of civic knowledge/responsibilities, and emerging economic systems within a chronological context. Critical thinking and analysis are important in this course. Through historical inquiry, students need not focus on world history and geography as endless factual detail; rather, they may gain an understanding and appreciation of history as an exciting story of people much like themselves at other times and places. This course will follow the objectives outlined in the Alabama Course of Study.

230014 HONORS WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: 1500 TO PRESENT Grade 9 1 term/1 credit This course explores the same topics as “World History: 1500 to present” and is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and lessons in world history. Writing proficiency and additional readings are required. Summer reading may be required.

230016 UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: BEGINNING TO 1877 Grade 10 1 term/1 credit This study of American History provides the opportunity for students to understand the quest for freedom, justice, opportunity, and democracy in the United States, analyze the establishment of representative democracy in America, and relate the significance of the past to their own lives, both private and public, and to their society. The integration of history, geography, economics, and government with American literature, shows relationships to present accurate and meaningful content and to interpret past events and conditions. Alabama’s history and geography are included in this chronological study of United States history.

230017 HONORS UNITED STATES HISTORY: BEGINNING TO 1877 Grade 10 1 term/1 credit This course is an advanced study of United States History to 1877. This course will develop an understanding of the political, social, diplomatic, economic and cultural/intellectual history of the U.S. It will also develop an understanding of the fundamental themes and issues of American history. These students will have the opportunity to move quickly, study subjects in more depth, and conduct independent research that may be of interest to them. Developing critical thinking skills, primary source analysis and writing skills will be primary focuses. This class is a preparation of AP US History and Dual Enrollment History.

230019 UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: 1877 TO PRESENT Grade 11 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: US History & Geography: Beginnings to 1877 This course continues the study of United States history from the tenth grade course, US History and Geography: Beginnings to 1877. The eleventh grade course focuses on twentieth century America and beyond. Knowledge and understanding gained during previous years of study provide the foundation for the critical analysis required 26


in this course. Objectives in the social studies section of the Alabama High School Pre-Graduation Exam and High School Graduation Exam will be covered. Emphasis is placed on America’s expanding industrialization, urbanization, intervention in world affairs, and changes in economic, social, and political structure.

230022 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) UNITED STATES HISTORY Grade 11 1 term/1 credit Fee: Cost of AP Exam Recommendation: Pre- Advanced (Pre-AP) US History and Geography This course is a College Board Advance Placement study of United States History. It will develop an understanding of the political, social, diplomatic, economic and cultural/intellectual history of the US. It will also develop an understanding of the fundamental issues and themes of American history. Using critical thinking skills, primary source analysis and content area knowledge to form well-articulated arguments in essay form will be a primary focus. Specialized instruction and independent assignments in this class will provide students with all the necessary tools to do extremely well on the Advanced Placement test. It should be noted, however, that a considerable amount of self-directed study will be required of anyone who expects to do well on the test. It is a college level course designed to provide the student with analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to successfully complete the AP Exam. Critical thinking skills and above average writing skills are a must. Successful completion of tenth grade Advanced United States History is required. This is an ACCESS course.

230041 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Grade 12 ½ term/½ credit In American Government, students will draw upon the knowledge and skills from their previous study of the United States, world history, and geography to be utilized as background information. This course will focus on the origins, development, and functions of representative democracy in America with emphasis on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Through a detailed study of the United States Constitution and the structure of government it establishes, students will gain knowledge of the workings of government at all levels ranging from local to state to national and understand why the United States Constitution is considered a living document. Further analysis of the Bill of Rights will provide students with the understanding of the rights and freedoms guaranteed to American citizens.

230051 ECONOMICS Grade 12 ½ term/½ credit In Economics, students will focus on the workings and institutions of modern day economic systems and economic theory. Furthermore, the course will focus on the workings of the American modified free enterprise system and how the American system differs from other systems around the world. Students will explore the roles of various components of the American economic system and examine their roles as consumer, worker, investor, and voting citizen. Topics of discussion include the stock market, comparative economic systems, and the impact of political and social decisions of the economy. The study of economics includes the creation, use, and interpretation of maps, charts, graphs, tables, and other expressions of statistical data.

230047 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Grade 12 1 term/1 credit Fee: Cost of AP Test 27


This is an accelerated government course designed to give students critical perspectives on government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the studies of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific data case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American political reality. This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement government and politics exam. This is an ACCESS course.

230054 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) MACROECONOMICS Grade 12 1 term/1 credit Fee: Cost of AP Test This is an accelerated economics course designed to focus on the USA capitalist system. The content will help students develop critical thinking skills through the understanding, application and analysis of fundamental economic concepts. Students will weigh the merits of different economic theories and understand the divergent policies that ensue. This course will illustrate the derivation of major statistical measures and how to use models, such as graphs, to predict the outcome of domestic and foreign policy decisions. This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement macroeconomics exam. This is an ACCESS course.

905004 DUAL ENROLLMENT HISTORY (HIS 201) Grades 11 2 terms/1 credit Prerequisite: Principal & Superintendent Approval Fee: Tuition, transportation and textbooks College CAMPUS This course is a college level survey of United States history from Exploration to the present. It will focus on social, political, economic, religious and diplomatic history.

230071 PSYCHOLOGY Grades 10-12 1 term/1 credit This elective course is designed to introduce the students to the basic principles of psychology. This class studies the nervous system and why people act, think, and feel as they do. Although the study of psychology is done in a scientific manner, this class is not available as a science credit on any diploma.

230072 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PSYCHOLOGY Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit This course is will introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the hob for subfields within psychology. Students will also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Participation in the AP Psychology exam is required. This is an ACCESS course.

910200 DUAL ENROLLMENT PSYCHOLOGY (PHY 200) Grade 11-12 1 term/.25 credit Fee: Tuition, transportation and textbooks Prerequisite: Satisfactory ACT/SAT score or Reading placement score. 28


College CAMPUS This course is a survey of behavior with an emphasis on the psychological process. This course included the biological bases for behavior, thinking, emotion, motivation, and the nature and development of personality. This course is best paired with Dual Enrollment Sociology.

911400 DUAL ENROLLMENT SOCIOLOGY (SOC 200) Grade 11-12 1 term/ .25 credit Fee: Tuition, transportation and textbooks CALHOUN CAMPUS This course is an introduction to vocabulary, concepts, and the theory of the sociological perspective of human behavior. This course is best paired with Dual Enrollment Psychology.

SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCE CORE Number

Course

Credit

230013 230014

World History and Geography: 1500-Present Honors World History and Geography: 1500-Present

1 1

230016 230017 230019 230022 230041

United States History and Geography: Beginning to 1877 Pre-AP US History and Geography: Beginning to 1877 US History & Geography from 1877 to Present Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (ACCESS) American Government

1 1 1 1 0.5

230051 230047 230054 905004

Economics Advanced Placement (AP) Government and Politics (ACCESS) Advanced Placement (AP) Macroeconomics (ACCESS) Dual Enrollment United States History (HIS 201) (ACCESS)

0.5 1 1 1

SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES Number

Course

Credit

910200 911400

Dual Enrollment Psychology (PHYS 200) Dual Enrollment Sociology (SOC 200)

0.5 0.5

230071

Psychology

1

230072

Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology (ACCESS)

1

CAREER PREPAREDNESS 400025 CAREER PREPAREDNESS 1 term/1 credit The Career Preparedness course is a one-credit course required for graduation. The course prepares students with the content knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. It incorporates three components; career 29


development and academic planning, computer skill application, and financial literacy knowledge. This course is designed to meet the required 20-hour online experience.

CAREER PREPAREDNESS 400025

Career Preparedness

1.0

HEALTH H 250002 HEALTH ½ term/½ credit Prerequisite: None **Required for Graduation This course explores physical, mental, and social well-being. The curriculum will cover tobacco, drugs, alcohol awareness, AIDS education, and CPR. Other topics will include skin care, dental health, mental health, and community health.

*Foundations of Health Science may/can be substituted for the required Health credit for graduation. See information located in the Career and Technical Education Programs, Medical Academy . HEALTH 250002

Health

0.5

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 270023 FRENCH I Grade 9-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: None In French I, students study the fundamentals of the French language, Francophone countries, people and their cultures. Students are introduced to the basic grammatical structures and to the vocabulary relevant to real-life situations while developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French. Students will also research the geography and customs of Francophone countries. This course will be offered through ACCESS.

270024 FRENCH II Grade 9-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: French I French II is a continuation of studies begun in French I. Reading, writing, and speaking using the présent, passé composé, and the imparfait will continue. It introduces intermediate grammatical structures, a broadened vocabulary, and expanded cultural concepts. Throughout the course, the exploration of the geography of French-speaking countries, the people, and the customs serves to broaden students’ views of the world and their places in it. This course will be offered through ACCESS.

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270043 GERMAN I Grade 9-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: None German I is an introduction to the basics of the German language. Students will develop competencies in the four skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) so they will be able to communicate successfully in German. Students will be introduced to contemporary life and culture in German-speaking countries. This course will be taught through ACCESS.

270044 GERMAN II 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: German I German II is both a continuation and reinforcement of the study of grammatical patterns with greater emphasis on conversation, language, comprehension of more difficult reading materials, and expansion of vocabulary skills. This course will be taught through ACCESS.

270153 SPANISH I 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: None In Spanish 1, students are introduced to the basic grammatical structure of the Spanish language while being exposed to vocabulary and expressions that are relevant to real-life situations focusing on the areas of Health Care, Business and Education. Students will learn how to have common exchanges that are useful in doctors’ offices, hospitals, reception areas, the service industry and that are useful for those pursuing a career in the field of education. Students will develop proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing in the context of the professions listed above. Throughout the course students will explore the geography and culture of all Spanishspeaking countries but will focus on countries that impact their community, expanding their cultural knowledge for the future benefit of the community as a whole.

2700154 SPANISH II 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Spanish I for Professionals Spanish II is a continuation and reinforcement of the Spanish 1 for Professionals course. The course will expand upon the required grammatical concepts and emphasize greater understanding of phrases and vocabulary necessary for the workforce. Greater emphasis on workforce related conversation and reading materials will be stressed along with a deeper examination of the Spanish-speaking world, expanding upon workplace readiness skills that will enhance personal and professional growth. This course will prepare those wishing to continue the study of Spanish for the upper level Spanish courses.

270155 HONORS SPANISH III 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Spanish II This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish I and Spanish II. The course will review previously learned grammar and vocabulary and will introduce new idioms, phrases, and vocabulary. The subjunctive and future tenses will be taught in this course. The grammatical concepts will be taught and emphasized through authentic materials. The class will focus on strengthening writing, reading, and conversational skills while at the same time incorporating vast cultural concepts. This course could be taught through ACCESS. 31


270156 HONORS SPANISH IV Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Honors Spanish III Spanish IV is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills, using authentic materials and sources. This course will require students to demonstrate a level of Spanish proficiency across three communicative modes: interactive communication, receptive communication and productive communication. This course requires that the student be self-motivated and willing to practice the target language inside and outside the formal classroom setting. After completing Spanish III it will be determined by the teacher through data driven analysis as to whether it will best serve the student to have the designated title of AP Spanish or Spanish IV. The AP designation will require the student to take the AP Exam whereas the IV title will guide the student toward a college placement exam or other criteria desired at the college level. Both courses will emphasize the same proficiency levels. This course could be taught through ACCESS.

270157 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE Grade 11-12 Prerequisite: Spanish III Fee: Cost of AP Exam AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills, using authentic materials and sources. Students who enroll in AP Spanish/ Spanish IV should already have a basic knowledge of the language and cultures of Spanish. This course will require students to demonstrate a level of Spanish proficiency across three communicative modes: interactive communication, receptive communication and productive communication. This course requires that the student be self-motivated and willing to practice the target language inside and outside the formal classroom setting. After completing Spanish III it will be determined by the teacher through data driven analysis as to whether it will best serve the student to have the designated title of AP Spanish or Spanish IV. The AP designation will require the student to take the AP Exam whereas the IV title will guide the student toward a college placement exam or other criteria desired at the college level. Both courses will emphasize the same proficiency levels. This course will be taught through ACCESS.

270111 LATIN I Grades 10-12 1 term/1 credit Latin I provides an introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture. Basic pronunciation, spelling, translation, and mythology are included in the course work. Emphasis is placed on reading translation, grammar, and culture. The course adheres to the ALSDE standards for the curriculum. This is a course offered through ACCESS.

270112 LATIN II Grades 10-12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: Latin I Latin II begins with the completion of Latin I skills followed by a review of these skills. More complex issues of grammar and reading via studies of Roman life, history, mythology, and culture in translation build upon these skills. The course adheres to the ALSDE standards for the curriculum. This is a course offered through ACCESS.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE Number 270023 270024 270043 270044 270153 270154 270155 270156 270157 270111 270112

Course

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES Credit

French I French II German I German II Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Latin I Latin II

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Additional Information ACCESS course ACCESS course ACCESS course ACCESS course

AP Exam fee/ACCESS course ACCESS course ACCESS course

LIFE PE 240002 L.I.F.E. Grade 9 1 term/1 credit *Required by the State of Alabama for graduation Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education (L.I.F.E.) is a variety of health-enhancing physical activities, as well as reinforcing and applying fitness components and principles. This course fulfils the L.I.F.E./P.E. course requirement for graduation.

LIFE PE 240002

LIFE PE

1.0

*LIFE PE may be waived for students who successfully complete Marching Band, JROTC I, or Athletic PE courses.

FINE ART 280033 MARCHING BAND Grades 9-12 1 term/1 credit ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL Prerequisite: Ability to play band instrument or selection to color guard/majorette Fee: Band Camp, Fair Share Quota This class is designed for students with skills in brass, percussion, woodwinds, color guard or twirling. Emphasis will be placed on marching, musical, and dance/equipment techniques. The group will perform at all varsity football games and marching band competitions. The marching band rehearses twice a week after school during August, September, and October. Occasionally, the season could 33


extend through November. Operation fees apply with ample opportunities to raise funds. This course fulfills the L.I.F.E./PE course requirement for graduation. 802208ao WINTER GUARD Grades 10-12 1 term/1 credit ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL Fee: $300.00 Prerequisite: one season of AHS Marching Band or high school Marching Band performing as member of Color Guard and audition Students will perform Color Guard show which incorporates elements of Dance, Flag and Rifle Choreography, and visual theater. The Athens High School Winter Guard is a Competitive Performing Ensemble that will attend 4-7 Contests beginning in January and ending at SCGC Finals in late March. 280035 SYMPHONIC BAND Grades 9-12 1 term/1 credit ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL Prerequisite: Ability to play band instrument This course is designed for students with advanced musical knowledge and skills on either wind or percussion instruments. The major emphasis will be on the study of music through the reading and performance of symphonic band literature. The band will participate in various festivals and contests and present concerts throughout the spring. Grades will be based on playing ability, written work, and attendance at rehearsals and performances. 280093 VISUAL ART I Grade 9 -12 1 term/1 credit Students will learn about art history, art criticism, art media, elements of art, principles of design, and careers in art. A variety of media and techniques will be explored through art projects.

282100 MEDIA ART I Grade 9 -12 Prerequisite: None Media Art is an elective designed to provide students with an introduction to visualization-graphics programming on computers. To equip students for today’s digitally driven lifestyle. this course focuses on using a digital camera and the practical application of digital imaging and editing programs. Additionally, students will work with audio-editing programs, and will also examine 3D technology and cinematography.

280023 MUSIC APPRECIATION Grade 9 -12 1 term/1 credit Prerequisite: None Hearing and studying music; music forms and genres; music styles of different historical periods.

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FINE ARTS FINE ARTS COURSES Number

Course

Credit

280033

Marching Band

1

280035

Symphonic Band

1

Winter Guard

1

280100

Visual Art I

1

282100

Media Art I

1

283009

Intro to Music

1

802208ao

CAREER ELECTIVES (Not for CTE credit) . INTRO TO AGRISCIENCE Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces students to the basic scientific principles of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Students will be recognizing and researching plant systems, animal systems, government policy, “green� technologies, agribusiness principles, and sustainability systems. Does not meet the CTE standards unless taken at Athens High or LCCTC. INTRO TO ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that provides students with an overview of careers in Architecture and Construction in order to assist with informed career decisions. This dynamic, rapidly evolving career cluster is comprised of three pathways (fields): Design and Pre-Construction (Architecture and Engineering); Construction (Construction and Extraction); and Maintenance and Operations (Installation, Maintenance, and Repair). The Architecture and Construction career cluster is defined as careers in building, designing, managing, maintaining, and planning the built environment. INTRO TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces students to the field of education and training, and the opportunities available for early-childhood care, primary school, secondary school, higher education, vocational training, and adult and continuing education. The students will gain an understanding of the career options available in teaching, administrative work, and support services. They will also explore the education and background experience needed to succeed in these careers.

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INTRO TO BANKING SERVICES Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that will focus on the specific skills related to banking and related services. In addition, you will explore career paths and the required training or higher education preparation necessary to obtain a career in banking and related services. Also, you will gain an understanding of the basic functions of customer transactions, cash drawer activity, check collection processes, and other customer service–related transactions. This course will also discuss how technology has changed the banking and related services industry. Finally, this course will provide an overview of the technical and people skills necessary to aid consumers with setting up an account, processing a loan, or establishing a business. INTRO TO FINANCE Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces the financial services industry and the financial systems that operate in the US and internationally; examines securities markets and investment companies, looks at how companies evaluate and mitigate risk, and discusses the valuation of stocks and bonds; discusses the roles and responsibilities of corporate finance and accounting, analysis of financial statements, capital budgeting, and capital structure; focuses on banking services, including how the industry is organized and regulated and how risks are managed; and looks at the insurance industry, including how it is organized and regulated, how it addresses risks, and the career opportunities it offers. INTRO TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that will provide students with an overview of American politics and public administration, including how political institutions and public management systems at the local, state, and federal levels exercise supervisory authority and maintain accountability. Students will be able to explain the history and structure of the government, how the government functions and relates to state and local governments, and how the government creates and enforces public policies. INTRO TO NATIONAL SECURITY Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that discusses careers in national security. It provides you with the history, background, and recent advances in this field. Millions of people work in national security positions, from military enlisted personnel, writers, politicians, photographers, and law enforcement personnel to agents, investigators, scientists, and administrative personnel. Just about any career you can imagine is available in national security.

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INTRO TO HEALTH SCIENCE Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that is an overview of health careers and overriding principles central to all health professions. The course provides a foundation for further study in the field of health science. When students complete the course, they will be able to discuss the potential career choices and have an understanding of basic concepts that apply to these different choices INTRO TO NURSING Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that provides students opportunities to compare and contrast the various academic and clinical training pathways to an entry-level position in nursing and to explore the growing number of opportunities for professional advancement given the proper preparation and experience. In this course, students will have several opportunities to learn about the expanding scope of professional practice for registered nurses and better understand the important changes proposed in the education and ongoing professional development of nurses. INTRO TO PHYICIANS, PHARMACISTS, DENTISTS, VETERINARIANS, AND OTHER DOCTORS Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that focuses on preparation for physician-level careers, including dental, veterinary and pharmaceutical, along with a look into the Physician Assistant and alternative medicine systems. This course will also introduce the topics of diversity, and the move toward an emphasis on social and cultural skills in medicine, in addition to academic ability. These careers are usually the lead in the health care system, directing the care of their patients, whether that is through primary care, direct care, pharmaceuticals, or, if the patients happen to be animals! Generally, requiring a longer course of study and an advanced degree delineates these careers. Their programs are quite often competitive at the entry level. INTRO TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that establishes a foundation for the concept of tourism, travel, and hospitality as a system. Students will learn about the various segments of the travel and tourism industry and how they are interrelated and integral to international and domestic travel and tourism. This discussion will include travel agencies, tour companies, the airlines and other transportation sectors, lodging facilities, cruise lines, and marketing companies.

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INTRO TO HUMAN SERVICES Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces high school students to the possibilities for careers in the human services professions. Through anecdotes, lessons, and a variety of assignments and projects, students will learn about the broad variety of jobs available in the human services. These begin with entry-level positions, such as associate social workers, that require only a two-year Associate of Arts degree. At the apex of the profession, being a psychiatrist brings the most prestige and the biggest salary, but only after many years of school and training. INTRO TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduce students to the knowledge base and technical skills that will help them to successfully compete for jobs within the Information Technology Career Cluster. Lessons are structured so that students learn and then demonstrate not only critical assessment and analytic skills, but also interpersonal skills that are valued so highly among IT employers. We explore a range of career tracks that include network engineers, application/programming developers, and systems analysts. These career paths are described in depth, discussing typical job responsibilities, educational and licensure requirements, working conditions, and job outlooks. INTRO TO NETWORK SYSTEMS Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces students to the fundamental technology and concepts that make networking systems possible. The question itself is a very practical one and the concepts taught are more concerned with practices and processes rather than theoretical generalities. The most important concept introduced is that of the OSI reference model and its bottom four layers, which are most directly concerned with networking instead of computing. Each networking layer is explored in a three-lesson chapter. By the end of the course, every student should be comfortable reading a sentence that says something like, “X is a protocol working at the third layer.� INTRO TO LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course where students will learn about the many careers that exist within the fields of law, law enforcement, public safety, corrections, and security. Besides learning about the training and educational requirements for these careers, students will explore the history of these fields and how they developed to their current state. Students will also learn how these careers are affected by and affect local, state, and federal laws. Finally, students will examine the relationships between professionals in these fields and how collaborations between professionals in these careers help to create a safer, more stable society.

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INTRO TO MANUFACTURING Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that provides an overall view of manufacturing in the United States, including how it evolved, how manufacturers are organized, and the impact of manufacturing on our society and economy; examines the elements of process design, management, and improvement through quality assurance plans, production and quality control, and performance measurements systems, focuses on jobs and careers in manufacturing, including the need for skilled workers, the outlook for manufacturing in the U.S., and the competencies that manufacturers value and develop in their workers; and introduces the regulatory and safety environments in which manufacturers work and the steps they take to comply with regulations, as well as the steps some manufacturers take to go beyond compliance to create a highperforming workplace. INTRO TO MARKETING Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that will have a fundamental understanding of the principles of marketing. They will be able to explain the marketing process, marketing strategic planning, the marketing environment, and the trends, opportunities, and challenges in the marketing world today. INTRO TO STEM Grades 10-12 1 term/ 1 credit

A one-credit course that introduces students to the four areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through an interdisciplinary approach that will increase awareness, build knowledge, develop problem solving skills, and potentially awaken an interest in pursuing a career in STEM. Students will be introduced to the history, fundamental principles, applications, processes, and concepts of STEM. Students will explore some of the great discoveries and innovations in STEM and review and analyze some of the world’s problems that still exist today.

LIMESTONE COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAM *All Career Tech classes require a counselor’s signature. All courses listed are introductory courses for each program. Each program has a series of three to six courses. Students need to register for introductory courses and will be placed in appropriate courses during summer scheduling under the advisement of the Limestone County Career and Technical School Administration.

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THE ACADEMIES OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT LIMESTONE COUNTY CAREER AND TECHINICAL CENTER Number

Course Credit AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

570071

Maintenance and Light Repair

432301

NCCER 1 Carpentry

570030

Painting and Refinishing I

Fee

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY COLLISON REPAIR TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY COSMETOLOGY ACADEMY 510060

Introduction to Cosmetology

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY 570040

Diesel Engines I

410005

Introduction to Drafting Design

DRAFTING DESIGN ACADEMY ELECTRICAL & INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS ACADEMY 432501

NCCER Electrical Technologies I

LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY 530021

Introduction to Law and the American Legal System

1.0

TBD

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS ACADEMY 440011 Introduction to Graphic Arts 1.0 TBD HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING AND REGRIGERATION ACADEMY 432601

NCCER HVAC I

1.0

TBD

FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY 530011

Introduction to Fire Science

520005

Introduction to Information Technology Fundamentals

540048

Introduction to Mill, Drill Press, and Surface Grinder

1.0

TBD

IT NETWORKING AND IT PROGRAMMING ACADEMY 1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

1.0

TBD

PRECISION MACHINING ACADEMY WELDING TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY 432901

NCCER Welding I

RESTAURANT AND FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES ACADEMY 500011

Hospitality and Tourism

1.0

TBD

570071 MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms, 2 credits Fee: TBD

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Program: Automotive Technology Academy A one-credit course that provides students with foundational knowledge and skills relative to safety, engine repair, automatic transmissions, and manual drive trains. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Automotive Engine Performance I & II Automotive Engine Repair Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning Automotive Manual Drive Train & Axles Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems I and II Automotive Brakes Automotive Suspension and Steering Maintenance and Light Repair A, B, C, and D Automotive Service Technology A, B, C, and D Master Automotive Service Technology

432301 NCCER CARPENTRY I Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms, 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Building Construction Academy This is the first of 3 required one-credit courses in the Carpentry pathway. It is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand and power tools, building materials, fasteners, adhesives, and flooring systems needed for NCCER Carpentry Level I Credentialing. 570030 PAINTING AND REFINISHING I Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms, 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Collision Repair Technology Academy A one-credit course designed to provide students with an introduction to current technologies in the basic principles of automotive finishes. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Painting and Refinishing I, II and III Nonstructural Analysis and Damage Repair I and II Structural Analysis and Damage Repair Collision Repair-Metal Welding and Cutting

510060 Cosmetology Grades 11, 12 2 terms/2 credits Fee: Cosmetology kit Program: Cosmetology Academy 41


This program provides students with a study of concepts related to the cosmetology profession. Specific topics include cosmetology history and opportunities, professional image, infection control, and fundamentals and principals of hair design. Students gain practical experience in sanitation, shampooing, hair shaping, hairstyling, color, and esthetics. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Introduction to Cosmetology Hair Coloring Chemical Services Introduction to Spa Techniques Salon Practices and Management State Board Practicum

570040 DIESEL ENGINES I Grades 10, 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Diesel Technology Academy A one-credit course designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills for maintaining diesel engines safety and exhibiting proper tool use. This program is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills for to perform maintenance on diesel engines and diesel electrical and electronic systems. Topics include diagnostics, service, and repair. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Diesel Engines I and II Diesel Drive Train Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems I and II Diesel Brakes Diesel Suspension

410005 INTRO TO DRAFTING DESIGN Grades 10, 11, 12 2 terms/2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Drafting Design Academy This program provides students with skills related to drafting and design. The program is divided into two separate areas of study that students are allowed to choose from during their 2 nd and 3rd year of participation. The School of Engineering Design and The School of Architectural Design provide students with in-depth studies that will allow them the opportunity to draw, design and model various parts and/or buildings. The course emphasis safety, tools and procedures, geometric construction, sketching, dimensioning practices, visualization, orthographic concepts, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) functions, techniques using CAD software applications and 3D Modeling. This program provides students the latest technology resources and equipment available in engineering design and architectural design. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Introduction to Drafting Design Intermediate Drafting Design Advanced Drafting Design 42


Introduction to Architectural Design Intermediate Architectural Design Advanced Architectural Design 3D Solid Model Design I and II Structural Drafting Safety and Health Regulations Architecture, Construction, & Manufacturing

432501 NCCER ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGIES I Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms, 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Electrical & Industrial Systems Academy This is the first of 3 required one-credit courses in the Electrical Technologies Pathway. It is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand tools, power tools, and electrical theory for use in the construction industry and required for NCCER Electrical Level I Credentialing. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Electrical Technology Basic Wiring Residential Wiring Alternating Current Commercial Wiring

530021 INTRODUCTIONS TO LAW AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM Grades 10,11,12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Law and Public Safety Academy A one-credit course designed to introduce students to fundamental areas of law, the American legal system, and legal professions. Emphasis is placed on history and development of law, sources of law in society, civil law, criminal law and procedure, ethics and the justice system, reasoning skills, trial procedures, communication, and research skills. 440011 INTRODUCTIONS TO GRAPHIC ARTS Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Graphic Communications Academy A one-credit course that introduces students to basic principles, procedures, and operations of the printing industry. Emphasis is placed on image preparation, press operations, computer-to-plate printing processes, and finishing operations in a laboratory setting. A school-based laboratory is required for this course.

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432601 NCCER HVAC I Grades 10,11,12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: HVACR Academy This is the first of 3 required one-credit courses in the HVAC Technologies Pathway. It is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand tools, power tools, HVAC theory and practice for use in heating, ventilation, air conditioning industry. This entry-level course is required for NCCER HVAC Level I credentialing. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Introduction to HVACR HVACR Maintenance Introduction to Electricity for HVACR Systems HVACR Electrical Components and Controls Refrigerants Commercial Refrigeration Heating and Heat Pump Systems

530011 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Firefighting and Emergency Services Academy A one-credit course designed to introduce students to the basic principles and procedures of fire fighting. Emphasis is placed on safety, fire behavior, communication equipment, fire extinguishers, structural design, personal protective equipment, ropes and knots, search and rescue, ground ladders, ventilation, fundamentals of a water supply system, fire hose, and water streams. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Police Patrol Forensic and Criminal Investigations Introduction to Law and the American Legal System Introduction to Criminal Justice

520005 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS Grade 10, 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Programs: IT Networking and IT Programming Academy A one-credit course that introduces students to the knowledge base and technical skills for information technology careers. Students study the nature of business and demonstrate knowledge of the functions of information systems in business.

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540048 INTRODUCTION TO MILL, DRILL PRESS AND SURFACE GRINDER Grades 10, 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Precision Machining Academy A one-credit course that provides an introduction to manufacturing processes including milling techniques, drill press techniques, and grinding techniques. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Introduction to Precision Machining Introduction to Lathe Intermediate Lathe and Bench Work Introduction to Milling, Drill Press and Surface Grinder Intermediate Mill and Surface Grinder Introduction to Computer Numerical Control Intermediate Computer Numerical Control

500011 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Grades 11, 12 2 terms/ 2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Restaurant and Food & Beverage Academy A one-credit foundation course designed to introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, the lodging industry, and culinary arts. This course is a prerequisite for Culinary Arts I, Travel and Tourism I, and Lodging I. A school-based laboratory (commercial food service kitchen with a food serving and dining area) is required for the course. 432901 NCCER WELDING ! Grades 10-12 2 terms/2 credits Fee: TBD Program: Welding Technology Academy This program provides students with instruction in welding safety, basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), blueprint reading, plasma arc cutting, gas metal arc welding, flux core welding and gas tungsten arc welding. The following are courses that may be taught in this program: Foundations of Manufacturing Introduction to Welding Applied Welding I with Plasma Arc Cutting Applied Welding II with Carbon Arc Cutting Applied Welding III with Groove Welds and Inspection Applied Welding IV with Advanced Groove Welds and Testing Gas Metal Arc Welding Flux Cored Arc Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I and II Introduction to Metal Inert Gas and Flux Cored Arc Welding 45


DUAL ENROLLMENT CTE WITH CALHOUN College and Career Partnerships with Calhoun Community College will allow students to have an opportunity to earn college credit (Dual Enrollment) and may exit high school with a certification in a selected career field. Students interested in pursuing programs of study listed below will be required to maintain a minimum GPA requirement to be determined by Calhoun and the chosen program instructor. More information will be provided after registration. Students would be required to provide their own transportation. A variety of courses exist for Dual Enrollment credit and could not be listed. Any student interested in Dual Enrollment should speak to their counselor.

940208 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICAN (EMS 118) Grade 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbook/Certification Assessment The EMT course is required to apply for certification as an EMT Basic. This course provides students with insights into the theory and applications of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services. Specific topics include: EMS preparatory, airway maintenance, patient assessment, treating trauma patients, various medical procedures, treating infants and children, and various EMS operations. The course is based on the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National Standard Curriculum. EMT Basic earns 11 credit hours from Calhoun Community College.

925401 INTRODUCTION OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN (CHD 100) 925403 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES (CHD 201) Grade 10-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbook This class is primarily designed to accompany Athens High School’s Education Academy. It is designed for students who plan to seek employment in preschool or school age programs. This class is taught in an online format. This class will earn 3 hours credit.

920601 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (ADM100) 938601 SMAW FILLET/OFC WELDING TECHNOLOGY (WDT 108) 938603 INDUSTRIAL BLUEPRINT READING WELDING TECHNOLOGY (WDT 110) 938608 SMAW FILLET/ OFC LAB WELDING TECHNOLOGY (WDT 122) 938602 SMAW FILLET/PAC/CAC WELDING TECHONOLGY (WDT 109) 938609 SMAW FILLET/PAC/CAC LAB WELDING TECHONOLGY (WDT 123) Grade 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbook/Certification This course provides instruction on safety practices and terminology in the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), (GMAW), and (FCAW) process. In addition to the process of setting up equipment, the procedure and techniques used to make open v-groove welds on plant and open root v-grooves welds on pipe. With SMAW, in the 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G Plate, 1G Rotated, 2G, 3G, 5G, 6G positions on pipe. In addition to the criteria listed in Level 1 above, this pip welding program teachers the process of setting up equipment, the procedures and techniques used to 46


make open v-groove welds on pipe and open-root v-groove welds on pipe with SMAW, in the 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G Plate, 1G Rotated, 2G, 3G, 4G Plate. 1G Rotated, 2G, 3G. 5G, 6G positions on pipe. This course will earn three hours of college credit with Calhoun Community College.

925602 WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS (CIS 111) Grades 11-12 1 term/1credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbook/Certification This course is designed for students seeking employment in the field of Computer Information System’s with a technical concentration and the knowledge base of technical skills for information technology careers. Students study the nature of business and demonstrate knowledge of the functions of information systems in business. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a safe working environment and on building interpersonal skills needed for working in the information technology environment. Students demonstrate appropriate knowledge and behaviors regarding legal responsibilities of information technology professionals. They explore a variety of information technology career opportunities and develop a personal career plan to meet career goals and objectives. It is recommended that Business Technology Applications be taken prior to enrollment in this course. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course This course will provide 3 hours of college from Calhoun Community College.

930401 INTRODUCATION TO GRAPHIC ARTS (GRD 101) Grades 11-12 1 term/1credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbook/Certification Introduction to Architectural Design is one-credit course that introduces students to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of the architectural design field. Students are introduced to various careers involving architecture and principles of architectural design. Emphasis is placed on floor plan layout, electrical plans, foundation plans, wall sections, roof design, and evaluations. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to draw a basic residential architectural construction drawing. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. This course will earn three hours of college credit with Calhoun Community College.

925606 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT SERVICES (CIS 130) Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition /Textbooks/Certification Information Technology Support and Services is a one-credit course designed to provide students with knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, and computer software applications. This course provides students with additional skills necessary to effectively plan, develop, and administer both a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN). Topics addressed in this course include network operating systems, network architectures, network protocols, and network security. In addition, network scalability and adaptability are discussed regarding emerging computer technologies. It is recommended that Business Technology Applications be taken prior to enrollment in this course. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. This course will earn three hours of college credit with Calhoun Community College.

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903001 ENGINEERING FOUNDATIONS (EGR 101) Grades 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/Textbooks/Certification This one-credit course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of robotics. Emphasis is placed on the applications of a variety of robotic systems. Upon successful completion of this course, students construct a robotic system with peripheral devices. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth. This course will earn three hours of college credit with Calhoun Community College.

920602 PRECISION MEASUREMENT (ADM 101) Grade 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/ Textbooks/ Certification Introduction to Precision Machining is a one-credit course that provides an introduction to manufacturing processes and job opportunities for students who are pursuing careers in manufacturing. Students use criticalthinking skills while expanding upon the principles of science. This entry-level course may be taken in the Manufacturing cluster. Students entering the Manufacturing cluster must meet academic goals and expectations of business and industry. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth. This course earns three hours of college credit with Calhoun Community College.

920201 PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION (ACR 111)

Grade 11-12 1 term/1 credit DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT Fee: Tuition/ Textbooks/ Certification Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) is a one-credit course that introduces students to the basic skills used in the HVACR industry. Students enrolled in this course exhibit a mechanical aptitude; are able to comprehend written, verbal, and hands-on instruction; display the ability to visualize a completed project; and possess the physical dexterity to use basic hand tools. Instruction consists of both individual and group classroom and laboratory activities and provides students with the knowledge and skills used throughout the HVACR industry and other trades. Upon completion of this course, students exhibit skills in mathematics, hand tools, torches, and tools particular to the HVACR industry. This course is a prerequisite to all courses in the HVACR pathway. Career and technical student organizations are integral, cocurricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth. This course earns three credit hours with Calhoun Community College.

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SPECIAL SESPECIAL SERVICESVICES For students served by Individual Education Plans (IEP)

Number

Course

Credit

700005

English Essentials 9

1

700006

English Essentials 10

1

700007

English Essentials 11

1

700008

English Essentials 12

1

700016

Algebraic Essentials A

1

700017

Algebraic Essentials B

1

700018

Geometry Essentials A

1

700019

Geometry Essentials B

1

750101

Essentials: Physical Science

1

750201

Essentials: Biology

1

750401

Essentials: Environmental Science

1

750501

Essentials: Human Anatomy and Physiology

1

750301

Essentials :Earth and Space Science

1

700031

Essentials I: World History

1

700032

Essentials II: U.S. History to 1877

1

700033

Essentials III: U.S. History from 1877

1

700034

Essentials IV: Economics

0.5

700035

Essentials IV: U.S. Government

0.5

SPECIAL SERVICES ELECTIVES

Number 400016

Course Workforce Essentials

Credit 1

.

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REGISTRATION CREDIT SHEET

REQUIRED COURSES

CREDIT

ELECTIVES

MATH 1 2 3 4

HISTORY World History US History 10 US History 11 US Government Economics

ENGLISH

English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12

SCIENCE Physical Science

1 Biology 2 3 4

LIFE PE Health/Found. Hea.Sci

Career Prep.

REQUIRED ELECTIVES 1 2 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 50


ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS EARLY OR MID YEAR GRADUATION REQUESTS 2019-2020 Students may complete their course work for graduation early from Athens City Schools by meeting all requirements for an Alabama Diploma as described in the Alabama Administrative Code 290-030-010.6 (11) and when the conditions listed below are met. Students may also accelerate their program of studies by enrolling in summer school and dual enrollment at a post-secondary institution. A. Student must submit the ARS Early or Mid-Year Completion Request form with a parent’s signature no later than the semester prior to mid-year graduation. B. Students who plan to complete early must follow course sequence/prerequisites. C. Students who plan to complete early will not be given preferential treatment in registration or course selection. D. Students who plan to accelerate their program of studies for the purpose of early completion may do so if space is available in classes after grade level students have completed their registration. E. Students who complete graduation requirements early will not be permitted to remain at school during the regular school day. However, they may return to school for senior activities and after school activities provided they remain in good standing with the school and follow the local school procedures for returning to campus. F. A student must be a full time student to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities. Therefore, a student who completes graduation requirements early will not be eligible for extracurricular activities. G. Students who complete graduation requirements early will receive their diplomas at the regularly scheduled graduation ceremony. Students who complete their coursework early are responsible for making contact with ARS school officials concerning graduation, senior events, award ceremonies, etc. Students/Parents must also be aware that if students begin taking college courses immediately after they finish their classes in December, some colleges and universities may deem them ineligible for Freshman Scholarships. I request that ____________________________________________ be allowed to pursue mid-year completion at the end of December of their senior year. By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information. I request that __________________________________________ be allowed to graduate at the end of his/her next school year (one year early). By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information. Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________Date: _____________ Student Signature: __________________________________________Date: ______________ •

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ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS ADVANCED PLACEMENT AGREEMENT 2019-2020 Last Name: _____________________________ First Name: ___________________________________ Student Cell #: __________________________ Student Email: _________________________________ Grade: _____________

Statement of Accountability: I understand that Advanced Placement (AP) classes are the most rigorous courses offered at the high school level. I also understand that college-level work will be assigned and expected of me. I am electing to take the challenge of an AP class and will work to meet the challenge. I have been advised about the expectations and rigor of AP classes by one or more of the following individuals: an AP teacher, my counselor, the AP Coordinator, and/or have attended the AP information session for the 2017-2018 school year. I am committed to completing the AP courses during the 2017-2018 school year for which I have registered. I am currently registered for the following AP courses: 1. 2. 3.

By signing this agreement, I understand and agree to the following conditions and expectations involved in taking one or more AP class in Athens City Schools: • I will remain enrolled in the class for the duration of the course. No requests for schedule changes will be honored after June 30, 2017. • I understand the summer/fall commitments of the class, and I will be prepared to turn in completed summer/fall work assignments upon teacher’s request. • I will give every assignment my best effort and will respect and adhere to due dates. • I understand that I am responsible for the course fee as well as the cost of taking the AP exam(s). • I will attend study sessions as scheduled by the AP instructor.

I have read, understand, and agree to the stipulations of this agreement. ______________________________________ Student Signature

______________________________ Date

______________________________________ Parent Signature

______________________________ Date

*This agreement should be completed and turned in with your registration form. 52


ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS DUAL ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT 2019-2020 Last Name: _____________________________ First Name: ___________________________________ Student Cell #: __________________________ Student Email: _________________________________ Grade: ______________

Statement of Accountability: I understand that dual enrollment courses are offered at the high school level. I also understand that college-level work will be assigned and expected of me. I am electing to take dual enrollment class and will work to meet the challenge. I have been advised about the expectations of dual enrollment classes by one or more of the following individuals: my counselor, an administrator, and/or have attended the Dual Enrollment information session for the 2017-2018 school year. I am committed to completing the dual enrollment courses during the 2017-2018 school year for which I have registered. I am currently registered for the following dual enrollment courses: 1. 2. 3. 4. By signing this agreement, I understand and agree to the following conditions and expectations involved in taking one or more dual enrollment class in Athens City Schools: • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A requirement required. • Must meet the ACT composite score, if required. • Must be able to pay for tuition and textbooks for 3 college credits. • Must provide own transportation • Requires parent permission letter and counselor approval.

I give permission for ___________________________________________ to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. I have read and understand the above information. I also understand that a student must provide his/her own transportation. By signing below, I give permission for my student to leave school early and drive to a college or university for dual enrollment purposes. ______________________________________ Student Signature

______________________________ Date

______________________________________ Parent Signature

______________________________ Date

*This agreement should be completed and turned in with your registration form. 53


ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PARENT'S PERMISSION FOR THE PUBLICATION OF STUDENT'S PHOTOGRAPH ON THE INTERNET

Student's Name: _________________________________________________ Grade Level: _________ I understand that the school wishes to publish photographs of students on an Internet accessible world wide web server. This permission slip will be valid for the length of the 2019-2020 school year. Please return this form ONLY if you would prefer that your child's photograph not be published on the Internet. Parent's Name (print) ______________________________________________ Parent's Signature:_________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________________

This form is to be completed each year before a picture is published on the Internet, and the original shall be kept on file at the school. 54


ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 2019-2020 FRESHMAN COURSE REQUEST FORM Date Received_______________ _________________________ _______________________________________ Student’s Name (Last, First, Middle)

___________________ Date of Birth

___________________ Social Security Number

Address ___________________________________________________ Sex _________ Race________ City _______________________State ________ Zip Code ___________ Student Email:___________________ _________________________________________ / _______________ _______________________________ Father/Guardian’s Name Home Phone Work Phone Guardian Email Address _________________________________________ _______________ Mother/Guardian’s Name Home Phone Work Phone

 Career Endorsement  Honors Endorsement

Student Lives With: __________________________________________ Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________ Relationship: __________________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4.

INSTRUCTIONS Please read the Course Curriculum Guide carefully before you make any decisions. Decide what courses you wish to request and note the ID number of these courses. You must list a minimum of 6 courses you will need to take PLUS TWO alternates to complete your schedule. Failure to do this will force ARS administration to select a course for you. List below the courses which you will be taking next year:

Subject English Math Science Social Studies Elective L.I.F.E. /Band/JROTC Required Elective (1 credit) Elective (1 credit) Elective (1 credit)

Course Number

Course Name

400025

Career Preparedness

Notes

Parent Signature Student Signature

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ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 2019–2020 SOPHOMORE COURSE REQUEST FORM Date Received_______________ _________________________ _______________________________________ Student’s Name (Last, First, Middle)

___________________ Date of Birth

___________________ Social Security Number

Address ___________________________________________________ Sex _________ Race________ City _______________________State ________ Zip Code ___________

Student Email:___________________

_________________________________________ Father/Guardian’s Name Home Phone _________________________________________ Mother/Guardian’s Name Home Phone

/ _______________ _______________________________ Work Phone Guardian Email Address _______________ Work Phone  Career Endorsement Student Lives With: __________________________________________  Honors Endorsement Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________ Relationship: __________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS 1. Please read the Course Curriculum Guide carefully before you make any decisions. 2. Decide what courses you wish to request and note the ID number of these courses. 3. You must list a minimum of 6 courses you will need to take PLUS TWO alternates to complete your schedule. Failure to do this will force ARS administration to select a course for you. 4. List below the courses which you will be taking next year: Subject English Math Science Social Studies Elective (1/2) Elective (1/2) Required Elective Elective Elective Alternate Elective Alternate Elective

Course Number

Course Name

250002

Health

Notes

Parent Signature Student Signature

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ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 2019–2020 JUNIOR COURSE REQUEST FORM Date Received_______________ _________________________ _______________________________________ Student’s Name (Last, First, Middle)

___________________ Date of Birth

___________________ Social Security Number

Address ___________________________________________________ Sex _________ Race________ City _______________________State ________ Zip Code ___________ Student Email:___________________ _________________________________________ Father/Guardian’s Name Home Phone _________________________________________ Mother/Guardian’s Name Home Phone

/ _______________ _______________________________ Work Phone Guardian E-mail Address _______________ Work Phone  Career Endorsement Student Lives With: __________________________________________  Honors Endorsement Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________ Relationship: __________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS 1. Please read the Course Curriculum Guide carefully before you make any decisions. 2. Decide what courses you wish to request and note the ID number of these courses. 3. You must list a minimum of 6 courses you will need to take PLUS TWO alternates to complete your schedule. Failure to do this will force ARS administration to select a course for you. 4. List below the courses which you will be taking next year: Subject English Math Science Social Studies Required Elective Elective Elective Elective Alternate Elective Alternate Elective

Course Number

Course Name

Notes

Parent Signature Student Signature

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ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 2019-2020 SENIOR COURSE REQUEST FORM Date Received_______________ _________________________ _______________________________________ Student’s Name (Last, First, Middle)

___________________ Date of Birth

___________________ Social Security Number

Address ___________________________________________________ Sex _________ Race________ City _______________________State ________ Zip Code ___________ Student Email:____________________ _________________________________________ Father/Guardian’s Name Home Phone _________________________________________ Mother/Guardian’s Name Home Phone

/ _______________ ________________________________ Work Phone Guardian Email _______________ Work Phone

_________________________________________________________ Guardian E-mail Address Student Lives With: __________________________________________

 Career Endorsement  Honors Endorsement

Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________ Relationship: __________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS 1. Please read the Course Curriculum Guide carefully before you make any decisions. 2. Decide what courses you wish to request and note the ID number of these courses. 3. You must list a minimum of 6 courses you will need to take PLUS TWO alternates to complete your schedule. Failure to do this will force ARS administration to select a course for you. 4. List below the courses which you will be taking next year: Subject English Math Science Social Studies* Social Studies* Elective Elective Elective Elective Alternate Elective Alternate Elective

Course Number

Course Name

Notes

*½ Credit Parent Signature Student Signature 63


ATHENS RENAISSANCE SCHOOL

Course Recommendation Override Form Parent/Guardian Preference Form for Placement in Non-Recommended Courses

Student Name _______________________________Grade____ Student Number__________________ Course placements are based on individual student achievement, test scores, and other academic data. These placements are based on research; which support specific course selections to provide students with the most rigorous academic program. Parents/Guardians who request to change these placement decisions need to be aware that: •Students choosing a more rigorous course may need additional support (e.g., tutoring, extra study time, exam reviews, study groups, parental support, etc.). •Choosing less rigorous courses may impact future high school course choices. •Choosing less rigorous courses may negatively impact a student’s post-secondary choices (i.e. may not be as competitive for college admission). •Each student enrolled in an AP course must make a committed effort to pass the AP exam. •If a student does not take the AP exam for the class in which he/she is enrolled, the fee for the examination will be reported as an obligation. / 1___________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended Course Parent/Guardian Preferred Course

/ 2___________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended Course Parent/Guardian Preferred Course

Reason(s): ____________________________________________________________________________________

I understand why the course recommendation was made; however, I still wish to have my child placed in the preferred course(s) listed on this form and am willing to provide the academic and emotional support my child may need while participating in this course. _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature

Date

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