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Program of Studies For High School Students

2010-11


superintendent Dear Parents and Students: It is my pleasure to welcome all new students to our high school program. Our school system is proud of the various curriculum opportunities afforded students, and we encourage you to take full advantage of these opportunities during your high school years. The expectation is that all students fulfill their potential by participating in rigorous courses, developing higher level thinking skills, and exploring career choices. It is the goal of Union County Public Schools that these expectations will establish the preparation necessary to meet requirements in order for students to experience success and to meet global standards of competition beyond high school. Please review all course information carefully. There have been significant changes in the state graduation requirements over the past few years. It is important that each student is aware of the requirement associated with their graduating class. Students should collaborate first with parents, and then with teachers and counselors when making the course selections that best meet their present needs and future options. I encourage you to use the four-year planner found in the appendices of this document to ensure that you are on course for promotion and graduation. Utilize the Program of Studies to take advantage of the challenging offerings available in the Union County High Schools in addition to online and distance learning opportunities. Each student is challenged to become a responsible, academically proficient, informed citizen. It is a goal of the Union County Public Schools to promote life-long learners and productive individuals in a constantly changing world. I wish for you a great school year and a beneficial high school career. Your future begins here. Sincerely, Ed Davis Superintendent

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Parental Involvement Union County High Schools High School Course of Study Defined Graduation Requirements Academic Course Information General Student Information Course Listings and Descriptions English Health and Physical Education Mathematics Science Social Studies World Languages Arts Education Career and Technical Education Individual Academics JROTC Miscellaneous Occupational Course of Study Specialized Programs Academies of Forest Hills - Middle College and STEM Career Academy of South Providence Central Academy of Technology and Arts International Baccalaureate of Marvin Ridge High Monroe High ACE Academy Union County Early College

APPENDICES Grievance Procedure University of North Carolina – Admissions Requirements South Piedmont Community College Union County Public Schools – Four Year Academic Plan

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Appendix I Appendix II Appendix III Appendix IV

OPEN ENROLLMENT Union County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or gender. Male and female students may enroll in any course regardless of tradition in the respective area of training or employment. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT The Board recognizes the critical role of parents in the education of their children. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with programs designed by schools for parental involvement and to actively participate. Each school will develop a parental involvement plan, which includes, at a minimum, the Board directives below. This policy applies to the parents, legal guardians, and legal custodians of students who are under the age of 18 and are not married. Annual Notification Each school must notify parents each year of the following: • Parental rights related to student records • Grading practices to be followed at the school and, in high schools, the methods for computing the grade point average that will be used for determining class rank • A description of the curriculum being offered • Code of student conduct and school rules on conduct • Any student performance standards of the Board and school district • Grievance procedure Opportunities to Withhold Consent As part of the annual notification process, parents will be notified that consent may be withheld for the following:

• The release of student directory information about his/her child to outside organizations including military recruiters and institutions of higher learning.

• A student’s participation in curriculum related to:

• prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS,

• the avoidance of out-of-wedlock pregnancy,

• abstinence until marriage, or

• abstinence-based sex education.

• A student’s use of guidance programs for individual counseling, small group counseling related to addressing specific problems, or referral to community resources on issues of a private nature, as well as information on where to obtain contraceptives or abortion referral services. Neither parental notification nor parental permission is required for large group sessions, initial consultations intended to identify the student’s needs or counseling where child abuse or neglect is suspected.

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• Activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information, or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose. Furthermore, parents, upon request, may inspect any instrument used in the collection of such information before the instrument is administered or distributed to students.

• The administration of any third party (non-Department of Education funded) survey containing one or more of the eight items described in Student Records policy 4-14. Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is:

• Required as a condition of attendance

• Administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Parents will receive general notification on a yearly basis about routine screenings and notification on a case by case basis as needed. In addition, parents may inspect, upon request, any instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum for students by contacting the school principal. Furthermore, parents may opt for alternative assignments for their child(ren) (see policy 5-1). Parental Permission Required A parent wishing to withhold consent must do so in writing after receiving notice. Otherwise, consent to the programs or activities is presumed. After the annual notification, the school is not required to provide further notice to the parent as to the manner in which student directory information is used, the curriculum is provided, or the guidance programs are made available. Written parental permission is required prior to the following activities: • Medicines administered to students by employees of the school district • Any release of student records that are not considered directory information unless the release is allowed or required by law • Providing treatment through the school district health services • Field trips off campus Stay Informed The Union County Public Schools website is designed to keep parents informed. For general information such as parent resources, lunch menus, calendars and school closings log on to: www.ucps.k12.nc.us Click on Secondary Education for information pertaining to high school students such as Driver’s Education questions, graduation requirements, SAT and college information.

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high schools Central Academy of Technology and Arts “Leading the Way” Mr. Rodney Miller, Principal 600 Brewer Drive Monroe, NC 28112-6110 704-296-3088 cata.ucps.k12.nc.us

Cuthbertson High School “Connecting our Students to the World” Mr. Rob Jackson, Principal 1400 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-296-0105 chs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Forest Hills High School “We Expect Success” Ms. Wanda Little, Principal 100 Forest Hills School Road S. Marshville, NC 28103 704-233-4001 fhhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Marvin Ridge High School “Passport to the World” Mr. Bill Cook, Principal 2825 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-290-1520 mrhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Monroe High School “Aspiring to Greater Heights” Dr. Doreen Dotalo, Principal 1 High School Drive Monroe, NC 28112 704-296-3130 mhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

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Parkwood High School “Learners Today…Leaders Tomorrow!” Ms. Jan Hollis, Principal 3220 Parkwood School Road Monroe, NC 28112 704-764-2900 pwhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Piedmont High School “Piedmont Academics Character Excellence” Mr. Jonathan Bowers Principal 3006 Sikes Mill Road Monroe, NC 28110 704-753-2810 pmhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Porter Ridge High School “Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships” Mr. Sam Basden, Principal 2839 Ridge Road Indian Trail, NC 28079 704-292-7662 prhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

South Providence School “Rising from Adversity to Strength” Mr. Barry Ross, Principal 500 South Providence Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-290-1580 sps.ucps.k12.nc.us

Sun Valley High School “Celebrate Success” Janice Burns, Principal 5211 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe, NC 28110 704-296-3020 svhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

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Union County Early College High School Ms. Victoria McGovern, Principal 4209-A Old Charlotte Highway Monroe, NC 28110 704-290-1565 ucec.ucps.k12.nc.us Wolfe School Ms. Mary Jo Breckenridge, Principal 722 Brewer Drive Monroe, NC 28112 704-290-1568 wolfe.ucps.k12.nc.us

Weddington High School “Empowering Students to Reach Their Full Potential” Mr. Brad Breedlove, Principal 4901 Monroe-Weddington Road Matthews, NC 28104 704-708-5530 wdhs.ucps.k12.nc.us


high school course of study Future Ready Core Curriculum Career Prep College Tech Prep College/University Prep Occupational Prep There have been significant changes in the high school course of study and graduation requirements. The new requirements are assigned by the year a student enters the ninth grade for the first time. It is imperative that parents and students know and understand the graduation requirements associated with that class of students. Every North Carolina high school student must: • meet the course and credit requirements based on when they entered high school as a ninth grader for the first time (see course/credit requirements on page 9); • earn passing scores on five essential end-of-course tests: Algebra I, Biology, Civics and Economics, English I and U.S. History (for students who entered ninth grade in 2006-07 or later); • meet any local graduation requirements. New for students entering the ninth grade during the 2009-10 school year and beyond Future-Ready Core Curriculum Beginning with the entering 9th graders in 2009-10, students will be placed in the Future-Ready Core as a default option. The new graduation requirements include an increase in the level of math proficiency and an increase in the number of required units. At the request of a parent and with counseling provided by the school, a student will be able to opt-out of the third and fourth courses (Algebra II and a higher level math) and substitute two other application based math courses. All students in this curriculum are required to complete four math courses. See page 69 in the mathematics sections for more details. Occupational Prep is one of four courses of study a student with disabilities may complete to graduate with a high school diploma in North Carolina. The Occupational Course of Study is intended to meet the needs of a small group of students with disabilities who require a greatly modified curriculum that focuses on post-school employment and independent living. For students entering the ninth grade during the 2008-09 school year and any prior years Career Prep is a course of study designed for students who plan to enter the work force immediately after high school graduation. This curriculum will provide students with the basic requirements for a high school diploma and the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a chosen career field through elective courses they choose. This program will prepare students to meet job market expectations or to pursue a certificate and/or a two–year degree at the community college level. Please note that the level of mathematics required for this course of study may limit opportunities for students to participate in some two-year programs and does not meet the UNC 4-year college requirement for admission. Counselors are available to assist students in selecting appropriate electives for specific career fields. College Tech Prep is a course of study designed to address the needs of students whose career choice will include the need for a more technologically advanced background. Through a blending of higher level academics and technical courses, College Tech Prep prepares students for the courses required of a two-year technical degree or a four-year university program (when Algebra II and Geometry are included in the math sequence). Participation in the College Tech Prep Course of Study will enable students to effectively participate in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens. Due to the global nature of our economy at least two units of credit in a foreign language are recommended.

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College/University Prep is a course of study designed to address the needs of students who seek admission to a four-year college or university. Students should enroll in academically challenging courses in which they are able to succeed, and should complete two or more units in the same foreign language (some colleges strongly suggest four years). Electives may be selected based upon student interest.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS From the time you enter kindergarten, you’re getting ready for high school graduation. To make sure you are on track, remember that every high school student must meet the Courses and Credit, End-of-Course Tests, and Local requirements. To see your Course Requirements, look in the colored blocks for the section that matches when you entered ninth grade for the first time. Your course requirements are listed there. Your school guidance counselor is available to answer questions you may have about what you need to reach your goal of high school graduation. • Course and Credit Requirements – Listed in the chart below and organized according to the year a student first entered high school. • End-of-Course Test Requirements – Earn passing scores on the five essential end-ofcourse tests: Algebra I, Biology, Civics and Economics, English I, and U.S. History (for students who entered ninth grade in 2006-07 or later). • Local Requirements – Meet any additional requirements adopted by your local board of education.

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For Ninth Graders Entering Between 2000 – 2008-09

Available for Ninth Graders 2000 – >

For Ninth Graders Entering in 2009-10 and Later

CONTENT AREA

CAREER PREP Course of Study Requirements

COLLEGE TECH PREP* Course of Study Requirements

COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY PREP Course of Study Requirements (UNC 4-yr college)

OCCUPATIONAL Course of Study Requirements (Selected IEP students excluded from EOC Proficiency Level requirements)

FUTUREREADY CORE

English

4 Credits I, II, III, IV

4 Credits I, II, III, IV

4 Credits I, II, III, IV

4 Credits Occupational English I, II, III, IV

4 Credits I, II, III, IV

Mathematics

3 Credits Including Algebra I This requirement can be met with Integrated Math I & II when accompanied with the Algebra I EOC.

3 Credits* Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, OR Algebra I, Technical Math I & II, OR Integrated Mathematics I, II, & III

4 Credits Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and higher level math course with Algebra II as PREREQUISITE OR Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a credit beyond Integrated Mathematics III

3 Credits Occupational Mathematics I, II, III

4 Credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) OR (Integrated Math I, II, III) 4th Math Course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans At the request of a parent and counseling from the school, a student will be able to take an alternative sequence which would include Algebra I and Geometry or Integrated Math I and II and two other application-based mathcourses.

Science

3 Credits A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science

3 Credits A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science

3 Credits A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science

2 Credits Life Skills Science I, II

3 Credits A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science

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Social Studies

3 Credits Civics and Economics, US History, World History****

3 Credits Civics and Economics, US History, World History****

3 Credits Civics and Economics, US History, World History**** (2 courses to meet UNC minimum admission requirements -US History & 1 elective)

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2 Credits Social Studies I (Government/ US History) Social Studies II (Self-Advocacy/ Problem Solving)

3 Credits Civics and Economics, US History, World History****

World Language

Not required

Not required*

2 Credits in the same language

Not required

Not required for graduation. Required to meet MAR (minimum application requirements) for UNC.

Computer Skills

No specific course required.

No specific course required.

No specific course required.

Computer proficiency as specified in IEP

No specific course required.

Health and Physical Education

1 Credit Health/Physical Education

1 Credit Health/Physical Education

1 Credit Health/Physical Education

1 Credit Health/Physical Education

1 Credit Health/Physical Education

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2 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA

2 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA

3 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA

Occupational Preparation: 6 Credits Occupational Preparation I, II, III, IV** Elective credits/ completion of IEP objectives/ Career Portfolio required

6 Credits required 2 Elective credits of any combination from either: – Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Arts Education – Second Languages 4 Elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following: – Career and Technical Education (CTE) – ROTC – Arts Education (e.g. dance, music, theater arts, visual arts) – Any other subject area (e.g. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English)

Career Technical

4 Credits in Career/ Technical Select courses appropriate for career pathway to include a second level (advanced) course; OR

4 Credits Select courses appropriate for career pathway to include a second level (advanced) course.

Not required

4 Credits Career/Technical Education electives

JROTC

4 Credits in JROTC

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Total

4 Credits in an Arts Discipline Select courses appropriate for an arts education pathway to include an advanced course.

Recommended:

Recommended:

Recommended:

Recommended:

at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision (for students not taking an arts education pathway)

at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision

at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision

at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision

20 Credits plus any local requirements

20 Credits plus any local requirements

20 Credits plus any local requirements

22 Credits plus any local requirements

21 Credits plus any local requirements

*A student pursuing a College Tech Prep course of study may also meet the requirements for a College/University course of study by completing 2 credits in the same second language and one additional unit in mathematics. **Completion of 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based training, and 360 hours of paid employment. *** Examples of electives include JROTC and other courses that are of interest to the student. ****Effective with ninth graders of 2003-2004, World History must be taken to meet the requirements of World Studies.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total Units Required for Graduation: Maximum Potential Minus Four The total number of units required for high school graduation depends upon the total number of units for which a student could possibly register. The total number of units for which a student could register is referred to as the student’s “Maximum Potential”. The total number of units required for graduation is equal to the student’s maximum potential minus four. On the block schedule, a student can take eight units per year or a total of 32 units in four years. The maximum potential of 32 units minus four units equals a graduation requirement of 28 units. Students who attend South Providence need to consult a counselor to determine if their requirements differ based on the number of courses they are able to take. A student who has been on a block schedule for fewer than four years or who transfers to a school with a different maximum potential is still subject to the maximum potential minus four formula. New High School Exit Standards – State Requirements Students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2006-07 and beyond will be required to meet the new High School Exit Standards. The new standards consist of an EOC testing component. EOC Test Requirements Students will be required to pass (Level III or IV) five EOC exams. Students will be given a maximum of one retest opportunity. The EOC exams are: • Algebra I • Biology • English I • Civics & Economics • U.S. History

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Courses for Credit • A credit course, one for which credit toward high school graduation is awarded and which qualifies as part of the instructional day: • Must consist of a minimum of 135 clock hours of instruction in a block schedule; • Must follow content guidelines in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, locally developed curriculum guides, or Advanced Placement syllabi in which high school students are enrolled; and • Must be directed by a teacher. • Courses taken for high school graduation requirements at community colleges and private or public colleges/universities are exempt from the 135 instructional hours with the exception of the following courses required for high school graduation which must be taken at the high school: • English I, II, III, IV • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and any higher level mathematics course with Algebra II as the prerequisite that will be used to fulfill the fourth mathematics requirement • Biology, Earth/Environmental Science, and a physical science course that is used to fulfill the third science requirement • World History, Civics and Economics, US History • First credit of a World Language • Second credit of the same World Language • One credit of Health/Physical Education A superintendent may grant a waiver to allow students to take the courses listed above at the Public University, Community College, and Private College and exempt them from the 135 instructional hour requirement, if these courses are not available to the student at his or her local high school. A student taking a high school course at the community college that requires an end-of-course test must take the test in order to get credit for the course. High School Courses Taken at the Middle School The State Board of Education passed a policy that allows middle school students in grade 6-8 to receive graduation credit for high school mathematics and world language courses taken in middle school. To receive credit, students pass the course and score a Level III on any EOC associated with the course, if applicable. The course must conform to the high school course of study and provide 135 hours of instruction. This is effective for middle school students starting in the 2007-08 academic year. Students transferring to UCPS from an out of state middle school with high school credit listed on their transcript will be given credit for the high school courses towards N.C graduation requirements. Only high school credits in math or world language that meet the NC State Board Policy will also count towards maximum potential. Requirements for a High School Certificate of Achievement/Graduation Certificate OCS students who have completed all graduation requirements of the Occupational Course of Study except the competitive hours of employment may exit school with a Certificate of Achievement and transcript. Upon completion of the competitive hours of employment requirements, the student would then receive a High School Diploma. Students in the Exceptional Children’s Program as defined by G.S. 115C-109 (excluding academically gifted, speech-language impaired, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, and pregnant) who do not meet the requirements for a high school diploma will receive a graduation certificate and shall be allowed to participate in graduation exercises if they meet the following criteria:

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Successful completion of the required number of course units by general subject area (4 English, 3 Math, 3 Science, 3 Social Studies, 1 Health and Physical Education, and all local electives). It is not required that students pass specifically designated courses such as Algebra I, Biology, or United States History. Completion of all (Individual Education Plan) IEP requirements. Classification/Promotion Standards A student’s grade classification is determined by his or her English class as well as the number of units earned. These promotion standards apply to all students and are used in determining athletic eligibility. For example, any student who has completed the required number of units, including the required English unit for the previous grade level, may be classified as follows: Grade Level

4 x 4 Block

Grade 9

Promoted from 8th Grade

Grade 10

6 units including English I

Grade 11

13 units including English II

Grade 12

20 units including English III

Additional standards are: • Students who have transferred into UCPS must meet the graduation requirements for Union County and North Carolina prior to graduation. • Students must successfully complete all graduation requirements prior to the day of graduation to participate in graduation exercises. • Students who re-enroll in high school after having withdrawn for one or more years must meet the graduation requirements of the class with which they expect to graduate. • Students who are enrolled in South Providence School or in the Career Academy of South Providence will adhere to the following promotion standards: Grade Level

SPS/CASPS

Grade 9

Promoted from 8th Grade

Grade 10

5 units including English I

Grade 11

9 units including English II

Grade 12

14 units including English III

Fifth Year Seniors and Returning Students A student who has completed four years of high school, but has not completed the required number of courses for a certificate or a diploma may return to high school as a full-time student up to the age of twenty-one (21). A fifth year senior will have the same maximum potential as a fourth year senior taking the normal course load each year. The principal and Superintendent of Instruction must approve any exceptions. Any student who has received a certificate may return to high school for a diploma as described above. Students who re-enroll in high school after having withdrawn for one or more years must meet the graduation requirements for the class in which they expect to actually graduate. A fifth year senior may take a modified schedule of less than 4 classes.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us OCS students who have completed all graduation requirements of the Occupational Course of Study except the competitive hours of employment may choose not to exit high school and instead return in the Fall to complete the competitive hours of employment requirement with the assistance of school personnel.* *This option is available to OCS students who have not yet reached their 22nd birthday. Early Graduation - At the End of the Junior Year Students and parents will meet with the student’s guidance counselor prior to beginning the application process for early graduation. Students applying for early graduation will meet the standards required of all high school graduates and must follow the guidelines outlined below: • The application with parent signature must be filed with the school principal no later than the first 10 days of school in their junior year. The application can be downloaded from the UCPS website. • The school principal will appoint a standing committee each year to examine all requests for accelerated graduation and make a final decision as to the validity of the request. Factors to be considered in judging requests include: • The stated reason(s) why permission for accelerated graduation is being requested. • The recommendation of two of the student’s current or former high school teachers. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure these recommendations. • The academic qualifications of the applicant. It is recommended the student have a “B” average. Eighth grade test data and high school end-of-course test data must reflect an achievement rate at or above grade level. The committee established as stated above shall render its decision on the request no later than 20 days after the submission date. If denied, the committee will justify the decision in writing to the parent or guardian of the student, with a copy to the school principal. In the event of a negative ruling, the parties making the request will have the right to appeal the decision by first meeting with the high school principal and then by submitting an appeal in writing to the Superintendent for Instruction.The written appeal to the Superintendent for Instruction must be made within ten school days of the committee’s decision. Mid-Year Graduation for Seniors Students may be eligible to complete graduation requirements by the end of the first term of the senior year under the following conditions: • Student must complete an application by the first 10 days of their senior year. • Student must have a clear academic plan. • Plan must be reviewed and approved by school administrators. • Required credits for graduation will be based on maximum potential for the entire four years minus four. • Student will not be eligible to participate in any year-round extracurricular appointments or offices. • Student will not be eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities during the second term excluding the Senior Prom and Graduation. • Diploma will be awarded in June. • Any exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the counselor, principal, and superintendent or designee. Applications are available online or through guidance department.

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ACADEMIC COURSE INFORMATION High School End of Course Tests – Local Standards The End-Of-Course (EOC) test results will count as 25 percent of a student’s final grade. According to state testing guidelines, students may not withdraw from a course that has an End-of-Course (EOC) test after the first 10 days of instruction. Students enrolled in the EOC courses of Geometry, Algebra II and Physical Science must score at least a 70 on the state’s adjusted score and meet all other course requirements (attendance, written work, test scores, homework, etc.) in order to receive credit for the course. A student who fails to score at least a 70 on the state EOC test may receive credit for the course if: The student chooses to retake the test before the end of the year and scores 70 or higher. (Explanation: If the student’s final average (including the EOC score) is a D and the student chooses to re-take the EOC exam within 6 weeks of the end of the semester and scores a 70 or higher, the student can be given credit for the course. The recorded grade shall be the original final average.) The teacher and principal determine through documentation that the student is on grade level and is receiving a final grade of A, B, or C in the course. (Explanation: If the student’s final average [including the failed EOC score] is an A, B, or C, the teacher and the principal can determine through documentation that the student has met all other course requirements and the student can be given credit for the course. The recorded grade for the course shall be the original final average.) The student attempts remediation through OdysseyWare or tutoring, retakes the test, and scores 70 or higher. The student retakes the course and receives a passing grade from the teacher both the first and second time, exclusive of the EOC score. (Explanation: If the student retakes the course and receives a passing grade from the teacher (based on the average of the three six-weeks marking periods and exclusive of the EOC score) both the first and second time, the student may be given credit for the course. The recorded grade shall be the last grade earned.) High School End of Course Test – State Requirements Beginning the school year of 2006-07, students entering the ninth grade for the first time will be required to meet new exit standards. These students will be required to perform at Achievement Level III (with one standard error of measurement) or above on five end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The five required EOC assessments are Algebra I, Biology, English I, Civics & Economics, and U.S. History. Students who do not make a Level III or IV will be given the opportunity to re-take the EOC test a maximum of one time following focused remediation. If a Level III or IV is not achieved after one re-testing opportunity, the student’s performance would be reviewed by a school based committee to determine if the exit standard has been met. Effective December 2009, students who score a Level III or IV on an End-of-Course Test and/or its alternate assessments, but fail to earn credit for the course, will have the option to retake the test at the conclusion of the course if the student/parent requests the opportunity. This options is available to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate the new knowledge and skills learned. This affects only students who previously FAILED a course AND scored Level III or IV on the test. Incoming freshman will be required to meet both state and local requirements. Academic Difficulty of Courses Courses are taught at different levels of academic difficulty. Specific recommendations are made by subject

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area teachers for students prior to registration each spring. A waiver form is available for students who wish to enroll in a higher level course than recommended; please consider carefully the use of academic difficulty waivers. Level 1: Individual Academics (based upon a student’s Individual Educational Plan) – NCS COS with extensions Level 2: Basic classes – Curriculum for basic classes follows a modified NCSCOS Level 3: College Prep – Course content, pace, and academic rigor follows standards specified by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) with content enrichment where appropriate. Level 4: Honors - Course content, pace, and academic rigor place high expectations on the student and surpass standards specified by the NCSCOS. These courses demand greater independence and responsibility than Level 3 courses. This level or higher is suggested for competitive college admission. Level 5:

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate – Course content, pace, and academic rigor are college-level as adopted by the College Board and International Baccalaureate Organization and prepare students to take the AP/IB examinations which may lead to college credit.

Weighting of Grades and Class Rank A system of weighting courses will be used when determining class rank. This system indicates the degree of difficulty of the courses. Points are not calculated for Level I courses. A student’s rank in class will be calculated with the NCWISE computer system using grade point averages based on a 4.0 weighted scale as follows:

Grade

Numerical Value

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

A

93-100

4

4

5

6

B

85-92

3

3

4

5

C

77-84

2

2

3

4

D

70-76

1

1

2

3

F

0-69 No credit awarded

0

0

0

0

Please note that final marks of WF (withdrew failing) and FF (failed because of absence) will be computed in the grade point average and the student ranking process as a course attempted and failed. The following marks will not be computed in the grade point average and the student ranking process: WP

Withdrew Passing

P

In a Pass/Fail Course

F

In a Pass/Fail Course

AUD

Audited Course

NC

No Credit

Suggested Courses for AIG Students It is recommended that academically talented students take level four courses (honors) throughout their freshman and sophomore years and begin taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses their junior year. Because of the national testing associated with AP courses, strong grades and AP exam scores can improve students’ standing as it relates to college admissions. Students may want to consider beginning their freshman year in high school by taking

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us honors courses in order to have time for AP courses while in high school. Students are encouraged to take four courses of a world language. Honors Courses The NC Department of Public Instruction requires all school systems to provide documentation on the rigor of their honors level courses. UCPS has developed extensive guidelines which include course pacing, enrichment topics and higher levels of assessment in order to meet the state requirement. Students enrolling in an Honors Level course must understand and be prepared to meet these academics standards. Advanced Placement Courses AP courses are college level courses that follow curricula determined by The College Board. Course content, pace, and academic rigor are geared to prepare students to take the AP test. Over 1,200 colleges and universities in the nation offer college credit to students who score at certain levels on the individual AP examinations. Students enrolling in AP courses should be prepared to devote adequate time to collegelevel homework, reading, and independent study. Most AP courses are taught year-long with honors credit awarded the first semester and AP credit awarded the second semester. Because AP courses carry 2 extra quality points, students are expected to take the AP exam for each course in which they are enrolled. Fee waivers are available from The College Board for students who demonstrate a financial need. The AP exams are given at each high school in the spring semester for courses taught at the specific school. In order to receive full AP credit for the course, students are expected to register for and take the AP exam for the enrolled course. If the cost of the AP exam creates a financial hardship, the principal should be contacted. UNC Requirements The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university composed of 16 public senior institutions of higher learning. Each campus is unique in its program offerings, admission requirements, student body make-up, campus life, and historical background. A wide variety of information on the UNC System can be found at www.northcarolina. unc.edu. This site also includes links to each of the 16 universities. Minimum requirements for undergraduate admission can be found in Appendix II of this document. Another useful website for college information is www.cfnc. org. Private Colleges/Universities Requirements for private colleges vary considerably. A student considering a private college should work closely with his or her counselor. Academic Recognition Academic recognition is given to students with outstanding school records. Honor Rolls – listings published each six weeks in local newspapers Honor Society – organization for students meeting certain achievement, leadership, and character standards Junior Class Marshals – participate in graduation activities Five percent of the junior class or a minimum of ten students will be selected to serve as marshals (whichever number is greater). Those students selected will be chosen from those having the highest grade point average. For example, class rank will be determined using the 4.0 quality point weighted scale and marshals will be those students with the highest grade point average. This will be calculated at the end of the fifth grading period. In the case of a tie for the last marshal, all students involved in the tie will be selected. Rank in Class – used for college transcripts, scholarship applications, and determining junior class marshals Grade Point Average – determined by procedures required by the NC State Board of Education; used for college transcripts and for calculating rank in class, eligibility for high school athletics, junior class marshals, etc.

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Academic Letter Guidelines Students who meet the following qualifications will be awarded a letter equal to those given for outstanding athletic performance, except that these letters will be embossed with a gold-colored lamp of learning. Letters will be awarded to all qualified students at the conclusion of each academic semester. The letters will be purchased and paid for by Central Office funds approved by the Board of Education. Students who meet the qualifications more than once will be awarded a gold bar to pin on the letter for each semester during which they meet the qualifications. Students who are awarded these letters will be given the opportunity to purchase jackets and sweaters on which to wear the letters. Requirements for earning an Academic Letter: •

The student must be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

The student must have an overall semester average of 93, computed by averaging the grades received in all courses in which the student is enrolled.

The student may earn no semester grade less than “88” to be considered for the award.

In determining overall average and minimum grade requirements for students taking AP courses, eight (8) points should be added to the numerical grade received for the semester for each AP course.

Graduation Honors The following honors designations will be used for graduating seniors, in lieu of valedictorian and salutatorian. Note: The remainder of the top 10% of graduates, if not accounted for in the categories below, may be designated as “honor graduates.” Weighted GPA

Designation

4.57 or higher

summa cum laude

4.14 to 4.56

magna cum laude

3.71 to 4.13

cum laude

4.12 or below

No designation

UCPS Global Scholars Program Service Learning Project with a Global Theme Students should submit a proposal to their school’s Graduation/Scholarship Committee outlining their plans for completing a Service Learning Project that will allow them to contribute to the local, national, or world community. The project must have a Global theme. Once approved, students must complete the Service Learning Project and present a written artifact (e.g. project, portfolio, presentation) to the committee.

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Students must complete all requirements for a NC high school diploma and complete all of the program requirements listed below or complete the International Baccalaureate Program. Credits

Program Area

1

Earth/Environmental Science

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Social Studies (World History, Global Awareness)

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World Language Levels 1-2*

6

Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses (Examples of electives include AP World History, AP World Geography, AP Gov & Politics Comparative, AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP World Languages, AP Human Geography, AP Computer Science, Leadership, IB - Information Technology in a Global Society 12, IB - Information Technology in a Global Society 22, GPS & GIS Technologies, Travel and Tourism Marketing, History of Math and Science, 20th Century America, Classical Mythology, Remember the Holocaust, Computer Programming 1, Art 3, Biotech & AgriScience Research 1, Biotech & AgriScience Research 2, Environmental and Nat. Resources 1, Environmental and Nat. Resources 2, Business & Electronic Comm., Networking 11, eCommerce 1, eCommerce 2, Biomedical Technology, Computer Applications 2, Computer Programming 2, JROTC 2B Global Studies of Europe, Middle East and South Asia3, JROTC 2C Global Studies of East Asia, Africa and Latin America3 , Nautical Sciences4, world languages levels 3-6, and all International Baccalaureate courses,

*=Required Courses 1 = CATA only 2= MRHS only 3 = MHS, PKHS, PMHS, PRHS 4= Forest Hills/SV Global Scholars Recipients will be identified by: *Seal affixed to Diploma *Recognition during Commencement North Carolina Academic Scholars Program The following revised plan is effective for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in or after the 2003-2004 school year. Students who complete the State Board of Education requirements for a well-balanced, challenging high school program will be named North Carolina Academic Scholars and receive special recognition. Most students should begin planning for the program as they enter the ninth grade to insure they get the most flexibility in their courses. The students who qualify for this special recognition: • Will receive a seal of recognition attached to their diplomas. • May receive special recognition at graduation exercises and other community events. • May be considered for scholarships from the local and state business/industrial community. • May use this special recognition in applying to post-secondary institutions. (Candidates are identified by the end of grade 11 and their candidacy can be included in application forms and/or transcripts sent to these institutions.) PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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North Carolina Academic Scholars Program Requirements Students must have an overall four-year un-weighted grade point average of 3.5, complete all requirements for a NC high school diploma and complete all of the program requirements listed below. Credits

Program Area

4

English Language Arts I, II, III, and IV

4

Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level math course with Algebra II as a prerequisite or Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a higher level math with Integrated Mathematics as prerequisite)

3

Science (A Physics or Chemistry course, Biology, and an Earth/Environmental Science Course)

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Social Studies (World History, Civics/Economics, and U.S. History)

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Healthful Living

1

Career and Technical Education

1

Arts Education (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Arts)

5

Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses

High school math and world language courses taken in the middle school count towards the requirements may vary. All courses taken by N.C. Academic Scholars Program participants must be Academic Level 3 or above (preferably Level 4 or above). Students participating in the Scholars Program may not enroll in any of the classes required for this program on a pass-fail basis. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the correct courses are taken in order to be eligible for the North Carolina Scholars Program. Students should let their guidance counselor know if they plan to pursue this award. Commercial Recognition Programs In accordance with the following statement issued by a National Association of Secondary Schools Principals’ Committee, commercial recognition programs are not promoted or sanctioned by the school system. The Committee does not list organizations or programs that claim to honor outstanding students through publication of student names in volumes usually titled “Who’s Who,” “Outstanding,” “Distinguished,” etc., and that derive their revenue from the sale of these publications to students. The Committee views any recognition accorded to students through mere inclusion in such a publication as of little or no tangible value. Furthermore, such recognition is unlikely to provide any future educational or personal benefit to students. The selection criteria used by most commercial recognition programs are often ambiguous and flimsy. Even when stated the organization is unlikely to be able to verify that students actually measure up to the selection criteria, since nominations ordinarily come from a number of sources. These may include staff members associated with a school or individuals in the community at large. Most of the organizations sponsoring these programs and known to the Committee are profit motivated and are not related to educational, philanthropic, or professional associations. The organizations often solicit students and their families to purchase the publication or some other type of “award.”

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Some universities and colleges do use recognition in commercial programs as one of the criteria for determining student admission status. Therefore, students who receive such nominations are encouraged to consult their school guidance counselor or principal in order to determine the source of the nomination and its relative value. Non-Traditional Instructional Settings UCPS students can take courses through a variety of non-traditional settings. A non-traditional setting is defined as instruction outside the face to face traditional setting of a high school classroom. ALL requests for course completion through a non-traditional setting require prior approval from the school principal and/or central office. North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) offers students Accelerated Program (AP) and college level courses. These classes are rigorous and require good time management and self motivation. It is suggested that students are limited to two advanced courses through alternative setting per semester, but may request additional courses. Correspondence Classes With counselor and principal prior approval, students may take correspondence courses for elective credit only. In the absence of a Standard Course of Study curriculum, the course must be designed such that a typical student would take 135 hours to complete. The student is responsible for any cost incurred in taking a correspondence course. Summer School Classes Summer classes are offered at the Union County Public Schools for exit standard courses only, if there is sufficient student enrollment. Remediation and preparation for an EOC re-test is the focus of these classes and tuition is not charged. High school students who have failed to successfully complete the number of units in core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) required for promotion to the next grade level or for graduation are eligible for summer school at their home school using OdysseyWare for recovery credit only. The exact courses to be taught will depend upon student need and available computer access. Contact the guidance counselor at the school for more information. Independent Study A student may request permission to take a course on an independent study basis if all possible means of registering for the course at the regular high school has been exhausted. Only courses that have been included in the Program of Studies may be considered for independent study. The proposed course must meet state Basic Education Plan guidelines for course content, provide 135 clock hours of instruction, and must be under the direction of an appropriately certified teacher. The independent study must take place during one of the four daily instructional periods. All requests for independent study must be approved by the school principal and the Superintendent for Instruction and must be made within the first 10 school days of each semester. AP Courses may not be taken as independent study. Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment Guidelines Students 16 years or older may request permission to enroll in a course at a post-secondary institution as long as he/ she remains on the high school campus for at least half of the school day. Concurrent courses may include courses not in the Union County High Schools’ Program of Studies and/or courses failed by the student during the regular school year. All students must have prior approval from their counselor, principal, and superintendent or designee to be eligible. Students wishing to pursue dual enrollment must be capable of completing college level course work. The student is responsible for his/her own transportation and books, and must adhere to all course requirements and examinations required by the instructor or institution. If the student is enrolled in South Piedmont Community College the tuition is waived for courses which are covered under the Cooperative Program Agreement between the UCPS PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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and the Board of Trustees of South Piedmont Community College. Students can contact their school counselor for more information Huskins Classes Some of the high schools are offering college courses as a part of their regular school day. Students will register for these courses as they register for their other high school classes. The purchase of the textbooks for the classes will be furnished by the school or school system. Students meet the same requirements as for concurrent enrollment. Enrollees must be capable of completing college level course work. High School Credit for Concurrent Enrollment and/or Huskins Classes Students must choose if they want the credit for concurrent enrollment courses and/or Huskins courses on their high school transcript during registration time. Students may have up to four Carnegie Units of elective credit from college courses added to their high school transcript to count toward graduation requirements. Three hours of college credit will translate into one Carnegie Unit. Some of the courses offered are college transfer courses which will transfer to any university in the UNC System. Some courses will require a student to pass an entrance test prior to enrollment. Check with the community college about the specific courses that will transfer and the number of courses any individual student may transfer. Students are encouraged to work closely with their high school counselor as well to ensure that appropriate courses are taken. NC High School to Community College Articulation Agreement Articulation is a systematic, seamless student transition from secondary to post-secondary education that maximizes use of resources and minimizes content duplication. The components of the agreement are (1) to identify and align courses articulated now and in the future, and (2) to award college credit for identified high school courses based on transcript information and official standardized IMS post-assessment scores. Criteria to award college credit for identified high school courses are (A) a grade of B or higher in the course, and (B) a raw score of 80 or higher on the standardized IMS post assessment. Online/Distance Coursework If a student enrolls in an online course as one of the four instruction blocks, the student will complete the course in a computer lab at the school site. Students will not be given early release to work on an online course at home. The only exceptions will involve homebound services and students participating in the ALTS program. Specific course offerings from the online and distance learning programs are constantly evolving. For the most current course offerings and updates regarding online and distance learning programming in Union County Public Schools please visit the Online/Distance Learning website http://seced.ucps.k12.nc.us/distance/. OdysseyWare OdysseyWare is an Internet-based distance learning program in which students may complete coursework in most of the core areas outside of regular classroom settings. The courses are aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and are self-paced. Students are typically expected to carry a full course load in addition to any OdysseyWare course taken. Weekly monitoring of student progress by a designated school employee is a vital element of this program. Students participating in OdysseyWare courses will be expected to work through the material in sequential order unless given permission by a teacher to do otherwise. This online program offers the flexibility for students to work at home and school. All tests, quizzes and writing assignments must be completed at school or in the presence of a homebound teacher.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Eligibility Participation in the program will occur with the permission of the building principal. OdysseyWare can be used for credit recovery and to earn new credit when traditional face to face instruction is not a viable option. End of Course Tests If the course being taken has a state-mandated End-of-Course test, the student will be required to take this test during the normal testing window. Such tests will count as 25% of the overall grade for courses and will have an impact on determining if a student earns credit for a course. Distance Learning (Interactive Videoconferencing) Distance learning courses are offered through videoconferencing technology that connects two or more sites with a video and audio signal. Participants at each site can simultaneously hear and see each other via television monitors. Videoconferencing offers possibilities for schools to provide an extended variety of courses. Distance learning courses are taught by Union County Public teachers and provide the level of instruction and competencies as a typical course. North Carolina Virtual Public School North Carolina Department of Public Instruction offers online courses through NC Virtual Public Schools. There are a selected number of AP, Honors, regular level, and credit recovery courses which can be taken online during the instructional day. Online courses are rigorous academic classes which require good time management skills and self motivation and students should consider this method of instruction carefully before enrolling. Certain courses (including EOC) cannot be taken through NCVPS. Students interested in taking an online course should contact the guidance counselor or the Distance Learning Advisor at the school for a list of available courses. Learn and Earn Online North Carolina public high school students can earn college credits through Learn and Earn Online. Learn and earn is an online dual credit program that awards high school and college credit to students attending public schools in North Carolina. Union County Public Schools will approve dual credit and cover the cost of textbooks for Learn and Earn courses taken through South Piedmont Community College only. Courses are college level courses and must be taken during the instructional day. Students may enroll in Learn and Earn online courses by contacting their school guidance counselor or the distance learning advisor at the school. UNCG i-School The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s I-School program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn two years of college/University credit toward a four year degree. The courses are online and offered as part of the regular instructional school day. Students receive a UNCG transcript and can transfer the credit hours they earn to the college or university of their choice. Courses are taught by UNCG faculty. There is no charge for students to participate. Students may enroll in UNC-G iSchool courses by contacting their school guidance counselor at the school.

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GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION Attendance Credit will not be granted for classes when student absences exceed 7 days for a semester course (14 days for a year course). The maximum number of absences will include lawful, unlawful and out of school suspension absences. In certain cases of extended illness, family death or court appearances, the principal may waive absences and allow a student to receive credit. College visits – Students are urged to use teacher workdays and other school holidays as an opportunity to visit college campuses. In the event a student uses a regular school day as a college visit it will count as a lawful (excused) absence. A maximum of three days can be excused to use for college visits and any additional days will be considered unlawful. Semester Exams – With the exception of mandated end-of-course tests, a student may be exempt from semester exams in a class if a student meets the following criteria

“A” average and no more than 3 absences.

“B” average and no more than 2 absences. (Seniors only)

“C” average and no more than 1 absence. (Seniors only)

Attendance Recovery – Students who have a chance to pass academically, but are in danger of failing due to absences will be the target population for attendance recovery. Schools will have the flexibility to conduct recovery opportunities as needed and students should contact the principal for more information. Changing Or Dropping Courses Students are expected to choose courses carefully at the time of registration to minimize the need to request schedule changes. Students may request a schedule change before the start of school or within the first 5 days of the semester by completing the appropriate forms available through the guidance office. All schedule changes are subject to approval by parents and school staff and are dependent on the rationale for the change and the available space in other classes. Teachers and guidance counselors may request a schedule change for a student within the first 10 days of a semester. All schedule changes, including work-based learning experiences, made after the first 5 days (or 10 days for teacher recommended changes) will be designated as a WP (withdrew passing) or a WF (withdrew failing) in the student’s record. A course dropped with a WF will be computed as failing in the grade point average and class rank. A course dropped before its completion will receive no credit. The only exception is when the principal determines that an emergency situation exists in which case the students may be awarded 1/2 credit. Re-taking Courses When Credit Has Been Earned Previously Students enrolling in a course, for which they have already received high school credit, will be considered as auditing the course. No credit will be earned and the grade received will not be computed in the grade point average and the student ranking process. The course will count in the maximum potential calculation for graduation purposes. Exceptions (Band, Chorus, Weight-lifting, Cooperative Education, Yearbook etc.) are noted in the course description in each approved instance if a course may be taken more than once for credit. Minimum Course Requirements Students in schools with block scheduling must enroll in four course credits per semester or eight courses per school year. The Superintendent or designee must approve any exceptions to these requirements for the individual student. In order for a student to be excused from school for employment, he/she must be at least sixteen years old, be registered for at least three courses per semester, and meet the criteria as outlined in either one (1) or two (2) below. In addition, the Superintendent or designee must approve each individual case. The student must be actively enrolled in a Cooperative Work Experience Program and must remain at school until

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us a designated time to allow adequate and reasonable travel time to his respective job training station. Second level Marketing Education students who are juniors or seniors may be permitted to leave after the third instructional block. The student must demonstrate a financial hardship. All hardship requests must be submitted to the Superintendent or designee. The principal will review hardship approvals at the end of each semester in order to assure that satisfactory employment and grades are maintained by the student. The student may be required to enroll in a full load of courses if these conditions are not met. Courses Awarded Pass/Fail Credit Students will be permitted to enroll in one (1) elective course per school year on a Pass-Fail basis. The course may be in addition to courses that use only a Pass-Fail grading system. However, the student must decide within the first two weeks if the course is to be taken on a pass-fail basis. NC Scholars and College Tech Prep Scholars may not take a required course on pass/fail status. Auditing Classes At the time of registration and with a guidance counselor’s approval, students may audit a specific course. The decision to take a course as an audit must be made within first 10 days of the semester. No credit will be awarded to a student auditing a course, but the course will count in the maximum potential calculation for graduation purposes. Students transferring into the school system may audit courses without affecting their maximum potential. Students enrolling in a course for which they have already received credit will be considered as auditing the course and will not receive credit. The grade will be reported as an “audit” and will not be computed in the grade point average or class rank. Student Assistants Seniors may apply to serve as assistants to teachers. Each teacher may have a student assistant no more than one class period per day and each student may serve as an assistant no more than one class period per year. No academic credit will be awarded and this will count in the maximum potential calculation for graduation purposes. The principal may assign additional student assistants to the principal’s office and to the guidance department. While enrolled as a student assistant, failing one class will result in the loss of a driver’s license for the student. Incomplete Grades Incomplete grades are assigned at the principal’s discretion when students have not completed all assignments and/or have an insufficient number of grades to determine a final grade. Students will have until the end of the next grading period to complete all work. If the work is not completed within the prescribed time, the grade awarded will not exceed a 65. Interim Reports Communication with parents during the grading period in addition to the formal report cards is encouraged for all students and expected for students not working at a “C” level. Such contact may include one or more of the following: scheduled parent-teacher conferences; written notes/letters to parents; telephone calls; progress reports; and samples of students’ work. Teachers should maintain a written record of pertinent conferences and other significant communications with parents. Please contact your individual high school to determine their procedures for home-school communication.

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Assignment of Home School Credit A parent/legal guardian desiring to enroll a student in a Union County School who has previously been enrolled in a home school shall provide the following written documentation to the principal of the school in the attendance area where the student is domiciled: • Attendance record. • Immunization record. • Results of the most recent nationally standardized test administered by the home school. The test must include the subject areas of English grammar, reading, spelling, and mathematics. • A description for each course completed while enrolled in the home school. • Home school transcript. The principal shall use the above information to determine grade placement and which courses taken in the home school will fulfill requirements necessary to earn credit for a high school course. To assist the high school principal in determining if credit can be awarded for certain courses, he/she may require students to take appropriate endof-course tests. A summary of the basis for the grade placement or course credit should be placed in the student’s record. Awarding credit at the high school: • Must meet same standards other students have to meet. • May require EOC or teacher-made test for credit. • Level IV credit will not be awarded. • Require numerical grades. • Award no more than eight units of credit for one year. Transfer Credit Union County high schools will accept no more than six (6) units of transfer credit for ninth grade courses from a junior high school that did not award Carnegie units (regular high school credits) for their courses in grade nine. The student’s transcript will be evaluated and units awarded up to six. Students transferring courses from grades ten through twelve will receive the units of credit listed on their transcript. Transfer credit will be weighted according to what is offered in Union County Public Schools. Guidelines are listed below to assist in determining appropriate transfer credit for students. Transfer Credit Guidelines Transferring from Traditional to Block – At the End of First Semester Principal of receiving school may approve 1/2 unit of credit for every 1 unit course passed first semester. Record as one of the following:

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Special Interest English (S)

10292B

Special Topics in Math (S)

20632B

Special Interest Science (S)

30802B

Special Int. Social Studies (S)

40102B

Health/PE Elective (S)

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us For Arts, Career/Technical, and Miscellaneous electives Anything not passed as of the end of first semester will receive no credit and no penalty as the student might have passed by the end of the year on a traditional schedule. Check with school data manager for additional clarification. Transferring from Block to Traditional – At the End of First Semester Block – Record grades as usual and work out a schedule on a case-by-case basis to the best reasonable advantage of the student with principal approval. Transferring in the Middle of Either Term with Either Type of Schedule Handle on a case-by-case basis in the best interest of each student with principal approval. This could range from audit-only to partial credits, depending on the status of student and courses available. Guidance and Counseling Services The guidance program is a service in which all school personnel participate in varying degrees to assist students in developing effective educational, vocational, and social/personal goals as mature and responsible citizens. Guidance has been defined as “the effort of the faculty, counselors, and school administration to help students help themselves.” Guidance provides students and others with opportunities to openly and honestly communicate needs, evaluate self, receive feedback, explore alternatives, establish values, and make decisions. School counselors are individuals who should not be expected to act as judges or evaluators. They differ from teachers and administrators as well as parents in this respect. They are not responsible, as are teachers, for seeing that students meet standards of achievement in given areas, but they assist in providing growth-producing climates that help all students reach their potential. Counselors are asked to maintain a confidential relationship with each student and with parents, teachers, or community resource personnel as they work to enhance the guidance program as an integral part of the total education program. The counselors will be more useful to students for such help if they get to know their counselor early in their school career. The counselor may be contacted in: • Seeking information regarding educational or vocational development, offerings and requirements that lead to economic independence • Exploring individual interests, skills, and needs that contribute to vocational satisfaction • Developing personal values, decision-making skills and an appreciation of individual differences Class Adjustment Procedure If more students register for a class than can be enrolled due to maximum class size regulations, then a random method of selection will be used to determine class assignments. In these cases the upperclassmen will be given first priority, except in cases where specific grades or class levels should be given priority due to the nature of the class. Class Size Generally, academic classes may not be taught with fewer than 15 students and career/technical classes may not be taught with fewer than 12 students. Exceptions may be considered based on the nature or level of the courses, the total daily contacts for the teacher, and impact on other class sizes. Special permission may be given by the superintendent or his designee to operate classes with less than the stated minimum. Maximum class sizes are established by state law and/or state board regulations, however, waivers may be requested and approved to allow flexibility in class sizes.

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Athletic Eligibility Requirements Students must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to participate in high school athletics: • be in attendance at least 85% of the previous semester; • meet all Union County high school promotion standards; • earn passing grades for at least three course credits per semester with block scheduling. • student who is promoted from the eighth grade automatically meets course requirements for the first semester of the ninth grade. International Exchange Students Union County Public Schools encourages global connections through recognized student exchange programs. In order to best serve the visiting international student, a high school can accept a maximum of four students. Exceptions would occur only under unusual circumstances and with the approval of the principal and superintendent or designee. International students attending during their senior year will be allowed to participate in senior activities including graduation, but will not receive a NC diploma. The exchange student is eligible to participate in athletics provided they meet the eligibility guidelines. They may also participate in Drivers Education but are not eligible to receive a NC Driver’s License. Driver’s Education All classes and in-car instruction are free of charge and are conducted outside of the regular school day. Registration and class times are announced through each high school office. The classroom portion of the course consists of 30 hours of instruction, the driving portion 6 hours, and 6 hours observing. Driver’s Eligibility The Driver’s Eligibility Certificate will be issued only if the student has demonstrated adequate progress (passing grades of 70% or more of his/her classes) in the prior semester and has not dropped out of school. Adequate progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester and end of the school year. • What is a Driving Eligibility Certificate? A Driving Eligibility Certificate is used to verify that a student is meeting academic and enrollment expectations for the state of North Carolina and therefore in combination with the other requirements outlined in § 20-11 (d) (1), (2), and (3) may obtain either a limited driver’s learner permit or a provisional (limited or full) driver’s license. • How long is a Driving Eligibility Certificate valid? The Driving Eligibility Certificate is valid for 30 days. § 20-11(n)(3) • Who needs a Driving Eligibility Certificate? A person under age 18 seeking a driver’s learner permit or provisional driver’s license needs a Driving Eligibility Certificate. A person over age 18 may also need a Driving Eligibility Certificate if the Driving Eligibility Certificate was revoked prior to age 18 due to disciplinary action during high school or community college. § 20-11(n1) Why would a Driving Eligibility Certificate be revoked? There are three reasons why a Driver Eligibility Certificate could be revoked:

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us • DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL PRIOR TO AGE 18 As of August 1, 1998 any public, private, federal, home-schooled, or community college student under age 18 who does not make adequate academic progress or drops out of school will have their driving permit or provisional license revoked. (§ 20-11). Under the Dropout Prevention Guidelines, a dropout student is one who has withdrawn from school before the end of the academic term and whose enrollment in an educational setting cannot be verified for 30 days. Parents should be notified in writing that the student’s Driver Eligibility Certificate will be revoked. Parents may submit a hardship request to the principal or principal’s designee to maintain the student’s Driving Eligibility status. • DISCIPLINARY ACTION Disciplinary action includes an expulsion, a suspension for more than 10 consecutive days, or an assignment to an alternative educational setting for more than 10 consecutive days. (§ 20-11(n1)). Under the Lose Control/Lose License guidelines, the Driving Eligibility Certificate is revoked for one year. Unlike the Dropout Prevention guidelines that end when a student turns age 18, the revocation of a Driving Eligibility Certificate for disciplinary action can extend beyond age 18 if the disciplinary action took place during the time the student was age 17. • NOT MAKING ADEQUATE ACADEMIC PROGRESS At the end of each semester, students not passing 70% of the maximum possible courses are identified. Parents are notified that the student is not making adequate academic progress and have the option of submitting a hardship request to the principal or principal’s designee to maintain the student’s Driving Eligibility status. Once a student’s license is revoked for failure to make adequate academic progress; the student’s academic record will be evaluated at the end of the next grading period for possible reinstatement of the driving license. More information on the Driver’s Education program is available at http://seced.ucps.k12.nc.us/driversed/driversed.htm. Policy Relative to Pregnant Students All school personnel and students should be made aware of the policy. • Appropriate school personnel should inform the pregnant student that it is her responsibility to go to the school counselor and principal and inform him/her on a confidential basis how long she expects to remain in school. • The student should inform the counselor and/or principal when she expects to return to school after the birth of a child. • The counselor, principal, and student shall agree upon decisions regarding the pregnant student’s educational career. • The student is responsible for making up work missed in accordance with the same guidelines prescribed in the Administrative Procedures Attendance Policy. Teachers are responsible for withholding grades until this has been accomplished. • Pregnant students may remain in the regular school setting as long as they are physically able and desire to do so. • The counselor, principal, nurse and student will make final and detailed decisions regarding possible health emergencies which may occur during the school day. • It is the responsibility of the principal and the counselor to determine whether other school personnel should be informed of the pregnant student’s condition. • Pregnant students are encouraged to continue their education through counseling and provision of regular or alternative programs as needed. The principal and/or counselor will discuss alternatives with the student.

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Course Listings and Descriptions ENGLISH HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION MATHEMATICS SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD LANGUAGES ARTS EDUCATION CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION INDIVIDUAL ACADEMICS JROTC MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONAL COURSE OF STUDY

Specialized Programs Academies of FHHS – Middle College and STEMS Career Academy of South Providence Central Academy of Technology and Arts International Baccalaureate at Marvin Ridge High Monroe High ACE Academy Union County Early College Students should select courses to be taken carefully. It is the responsibility of students and parents to make sure they have the correct number and composition of units needed to graduate. If unsure, students should contact their guidance counselor for assistance. Forms to help keep track of courses taken are provided in Appendix IV. Individual courses are listed under the major headings listed above. Courses are numbered to indicate the course, the level, and the duration. For example: English I (3) S; 1 credit - NCWISE# 10212, indicates that this is an English I course that will be taught on college prep level 3, is a semester in duration and one unit of credit will be awarded upon successful completion. Courses that are one semester in duration are designated with an “S” and courses that are one year in duration are designated with a “Y”. Most of the courses listed in this program are available at all of the high schools. Courses must meet the minimum class size to be offered. Some courses or programs require specialized facilities or personnel and are available at certain locations. 32

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ENGLISH In order to graduate from a Union County high school, a student must earn 4 units of English. These four units are English I, II, III, & IV. The intent of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for English Language Arts is to equip students with the level of literacy skills necessary to participate as informed and effective citizens in a democratic society, to experience success in higher education, to function effectively in the world of work, and to realize personal fulfillment. The common goals are to express individual perspectives, analyze information, use argumentation, create criteria and evaluate, interpret texts (literary and informational), and apply grammar and conventions. While attention to all aspects of reading development started in the elementary grades is continued during the secondary grades, the reading content in high school becomes more specific. Students must pass each level of English before moving to the next. The literature component of each course is as follows:

English I

Introduction to Literature (a study of genre, literary terms, figures of speech)

English II

World Literature (primarily non-American, non-British)

English III

American Literature

English IV

British Literature

English I (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10212CB English I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10212C English I –Honors (4) S

English II (2) S Grade: 9

Grade: 10

English II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10222C English II – Honors (4) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10215C Students will engage in meaningful communication for expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary purposes. Students will participate in conversations about and written analysis of literary genres, elements, and traditions in order to form a firm literary foundation for higher level courses. This is a High School Exit Standard Course. Modular English I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10102C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10222CB

Grade: 9

This course is designed to better prepare ninth grade students for English I. The focus of the course is grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. The course is offered first semester to be followed by English I second semester. Students scoring below a level 4 on the 8th grade EOG will benefit from enrolling in this course.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10225C Students will read, discuss, and write about both classical and contemporary world literature through which students will identify cultural significance. They will examine pieces of world literature in a cultural context to appreciate the diversity and complexity of world issues and to connect global ideas to their own experiences. English III (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10232CB

Grade: 11

English III (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10232C English III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10235C Students will analyze United States literature as it reflects social perspective and historical significance by continuing to use language for expressive, PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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expository, argumentative, and literary purposes. Critical analysis of texts is emphasized through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and using media.

English Literature and Composition)

English IV (2) S

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition is a college level course. Students will engage in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure to their readers. This course is for students who have attained the reading and writing skills generally expected in introductory college courses in composition and literature. Students will be eligible to take the Literature and Composition AP Exam at the end of the senior year.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10242CB

Grade: 12

English IV (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10242C English IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10245C Students will integrate language arts skills gained throughout their education in order to equip the students to be life-long learners. Students continue to explore expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary contexts with a focus on British Literature.

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: English II Honors (This course will be taken in conjunction with AP English Language and Composition) AP English Language & Composition (5) S Grade: 11

Advanced Placement English is college level coursework. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading will make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effective in writing Students will be eligible to take the Language and Composition AP Exam at the end of the junior year. English IV – Honors AP Companion –Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10245CC

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: English III Honors (This course would be taken in conjunction with AP

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English Electives 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CE

English III – Honors AP Companion (4) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10357C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10367C

English Exit Standard (3) S

AP English 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10235CC

AP English Literature and Composition (5) S

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Grade: 9-10

This course is designed to assist students in meeting the English I Exit Standard. The student can take the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC course second semester. The course may also be used after the student completes the EOC course but has not met the exit standard. A student may take this course a maximum of two times for elective credit. Introduction to Shakespeare – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10275C5

Grade: 11-12

PREQUISITE: English II This course is designed to introduce students to the works of William Shakespeare, including his plays and sonnets. It is hoped that students’ appreciation of the plays both as texts to be read and performances to be enjoyed will increase. Shakespearean plays are timeless representations of the conflicts, aspirations and struggles of human beings. Academic Seminar (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CA

Grade: 12

Students will have an opportunity to hone resume writing, portfolio development and presentation skills. This course directly supports the completion of the NCGP.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Advanced Inquiry and Research (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CAR

Grade: 9-12

This course will provide the basis for research instruction and could support the NC Graduation Project. Students may take this course a maximum of two times to assist in the successful completion of the Graduation Project. Bible as Literature (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CBL

Grade: 9-12

The Bible will be studied as literature. Course content will include selections from both the Old and the New Testament.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: English I (Level 3 or 4) This course will promote cultural awareness in classical mythologies to include ancient civilizations. Students will engage in cultural research, creative presentation, and incorporate writing strategies. Creative Writing (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10252C

Grade: 9-12

Emphasis is placed on creative writing for those students with a desire to refine these skills and work with others to improve their creative writing. Students will expand on powers of observation, imagination, and language and will be exposed to various forms of creative writing in the fields of prose, fiction and nonfiction (i.e. poems, fiction, drama, etc.). Technical Writing (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10252CT

Grades 10-12

Emphasis is placed on both creative and expository expression. In addition to writing various compositions and essays, students will practice technical writing and samples for college and job applications and prepare for or remediate for the English II Writing test. Speech (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10142C

Speech and Debate (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10185C

Grade: 9-12

Grade: 10-12

This course is designed to provide opportunities for development of thinking, writing and speaking skills. The curriculum also addresses reading comprehension, vocabulary development and effective oral communication. Journalism (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10312C

Classical Mythology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10272CMY

The course covers voice projection, articulation and control through interpretation of literary pieces, political speeches and documents, and media excerpts.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Application and Sponsor Approval Course topics include journalistic techniques, styles of reporting, printing methods, paper layouts, history of newspapers, and studies of outstanding journalists. Class is responsible for the publication of the school paper. Credit will be given for each semester the student is enrolled in the course. Journalism III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10325C3

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous journalism course, Application and Sponsor Approval. Students will be required to publish one article outside the school newspaper and to participate in one writing contest. In addition, the student will take on a leadership role with the newspaper. This course may be taken only once for Honors credit. Journalism IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10325C4

Grade: 11-12

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Yearbook (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10292CYB

Yearbook IV – Honors (4) S Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Application and Sponsor Approval This course includes planning and production of the school yearbook. Students develop skills in gathering information, writing copy and captions, understanding components of quality photography, copy editing skills, and techniques of headlines. Credit will be given for each semester the student is enrolled in the course. Yearbook III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CY3

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10295CY4

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous yearbook course, Application and Sponsor Approval Students develop advanced computer skills in the designing and editing of all spreads and encouraged to assume a leadership role. Students will be expected to attend a publisher-sponsored workshop and participate in a leadership role on the yearbook staff. This course may be taken only once for honors credit.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: 2 semesters of a previous yearbook course Students master advanced layout and design of desktop publishing, digital imagery, and photo placement. Students will be expected to attend a publishersponsored workshop and participate in a leadership role on the yearbook staff. This course may be taken only once for honors credit.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION The Health & Physical Education program promotes behaviors that contribute to a healthful lifestyle and improved quality of life for all students. Recent studies in brain research reveal that physical activity promotes higher levels of learning by providing oxygen-rich blood needed by the brain. Courses are designed to develop skills and strategies in the specific activities; to enhance the student’s appreciation of physical fitness to meet the demands of wholesome living; and to give students the opportunity to develop interest and proficiency in activities that have carry-over value in recreational activities throughout life. One unit of health & physical education is required of all 9th grade students. This will fulfill the one unit of health & PE required for graduation. If a student has a physical disability that might restrict regular participation in P.E. activities, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to have a letter from the student’s physician indicating types of activities in which the student can and cannot participate. The P.E. teacher will modify the physical activities indicated by the student’s physician.

Advanced Physical Education (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152C

Fit for Life (3) S Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education This course is a co-educational elective open to upper classmen. It includes daily rigorous physical activity as well as classroom instruction. A maximum of two units of Advanced Physical Education may be used toward graduation requirements.

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1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CAR

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education This course is designed to instruct and educate students on lifestyle wellness. Students participate in activities that improve cardiovascular endurance and strength. The courses prepares students to be able to enroll in a fitness facility and take classes such as aerobics, strength conditioning, kick boxing, boot camp, etc.


HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Sports Medicine I (3) S

Health/Physical Education (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112C

Grade: 9

8929 Health/Physical Education (3) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112B Health/Physical Education is required of all students in the ninth grade. This course is a graduation requirement. (South Providence) Lifetime Sports (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CLS

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education Course is designed to promote participation in fitness activities that may be appropriate for an entire lifetime like running, walking, tennis, or golf. Physical Fitness/Weight Lifting (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CPF

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95302C PREQUISITES: Biology and Anatomy/Physiology recommended

The course consists of an in-depth study of the human anatomy plus first aid, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation. The class will consist of lectures, labs, and on-the-job training with the sports teams of the school. Sports Medicine II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95302C2

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in athletic training, physical therapy, medical science, nutrition or other related fields. Team Sports I (3) S

Rules, skills, and sportsmanship are emphasized. Speed and Agility (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152BPF

1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CS

PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education Designed to improve student proficiency in many areas of physical fitness including muscular strength, power, speed endurance (aerobic and anaerobic), and flexibility. The course may be taken a maximum of four times during the four years of high school.

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education

Physical Fitness/Weight Lifting (3) Y Grade: 9-12

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Sports Medicine I/Athletic Training

1 Credit – NCWISE # 90152CT1

Designed to improve student proficiency in many areas of physical fitness. This course may be taken a maximum of four times during the four years of high school.

Grade: 10-12

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Health/Physical Education This course is designed to increase coordination, agility, quickness and endurance through a variety of effective training techniques that can show measurable results.

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MATHEMATICS The Future-Ready Core Course of Study requires students to take four units of math. The chart below demonstrates some of the sequences of mathematics courses available. Students are reminded that Algebra II is required for most college admissions. Students wishing to attend UNC institutions will be required to have a fourth mathematics credit beyond Algebra II from the following: Advanced Functions & Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, or AP Calculus BC. It is recommended that all seniors be enrolled in a math course. Future Ready Core Course of Study Math Sequence (2009-10 Ninth Grade Students) Algebra I*

Geometry

Algebra II

4th Math**

* The Algebra I credit can be met with by any of the three course sequences:

1) Algebra I semester course

2) Fundamentals of Algebra + Algebra IB

3) Progressive Algebra (Modules I, II and III)

** The 4th math requirements can be met by any of the following courses: Advanced Functions and Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus Exemption from the Future Ready Core Curriculum: Upon request of the parents and with input from the guidance counselor, a principal may exempt a student from the Future Ready Core mathematics sequence. The student is required to complete Algebra I and Geometry and 2 other application based math courses. Advanced Functions & Modeling (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20252C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II This course provides an in-depth study of modeling and applying functions. It reinforces algebraic skills through the use of application problems, technology and mathematical modeling. The use of manipulatives, calculators, and application software is expected. Algebra I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20232C

Grade: 9-12

Algebra I continues the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to nonlinear functions. This is a High School Exit Standard Course.

receive Algebra I credit for graduation. Students must complete two (2) Math courses beyond Algebra I. This is a High School Exit Standard Course. Fundamentals of Algebra (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20182C

Grade: 9-10

Fundamentals of Algebra is an introductory course to Algebra I. Students must enroll in Algebra I-B second semester and score Level III or IV on the Algebra EOC test to receive credit from Algebra I and meet the new Exit Standards. This course cannot be used as a math credit towards graduation but student will receive an elective credit. Algebra II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20242C

Grade: 10-12

Algebra II – Honors (4) S Algebra I-B (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20222C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20245C Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Algebra or (Algebra I-A) Algebra I-B covers the second half of Algebra I. Upon successful completion of Algebra I-B, student will

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PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Geometry Students who plan educational or technical training beyond the high school level should take Algebra II. It continues students’ study of advanced algebraic concepts including functions, and matrices.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Pre-Calculus -- Honors (4) S

Applied Geometry (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CGE

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra and I-B Includes the study of points, parallel lines, triangles, circles, perimeter, volume, ratios and proportions, constructions, and coordinate geometry. The pace will be slower than regular Geometry, not include proofs, and deal with significant, real world application. Discrete Math (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20502C

Grade: 11-12

Discrete Math – Honors (4) S PREREQUISITE: Algebra II Discrete Mathematics introduces students to the mathematics of networks, social choice, and decision making. The course extends students’ application of matrix arithmetic and probability. Applications and modeling are central to this course. The use of manipulative, calculators, and application software is expected.

Pre-Calculus should be taken by students who intend to continue their study of mathematics and/or science beyond the high school level. It is a PREREQUISITE for AP Calculus. Course studies provide a complete study of trigonometry, as well as advanced algebra topics, analytic geometry, sequences and series, and data analysis. Applications and modeling are included throughout the course. Progressive Algebra I (3) S Grade: 9-12

This course follows the regular algebra curriculum and is taught on a modular basis. One-third of the course is taught each six weeks. A student must average 76.5 or higher to advance to the next level. Students who complete all three modules by the end of the semester receive Algebra I credit. Statistics – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20665C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus

Geometry (3) S Grade: 9-12

Geometry – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20305C PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra and I-B Geometry continues the study of geometric concepts building upon middle school topics. Two- and threedimensional reasoning skills are emphasized as students broaden their use of the coordinate plane to include transformations of geometric figures. Introductory Mathematics (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20202C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20212CM2

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20505C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20302C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20705C

Grade: 9-12

Introductory Mathematics provides students a survey of preparatory topics for high school mathematics, including the foundations for high school Algebra and Geometry. Note: This course is specifically recommended for Grade 9 students who have not passed the NC Competency Requirements.

This course is an AP companion course designed to be paired with AP Statistics in order prepare students for the Advanced Placement Statistics test. Students will explore such themes as probability, exploratory analysis and statistical inferences. Technical Mathematics I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20152C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Algebra I-A and I-B Technical Mathematics I continues the study of algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics, building upon middle school and Algebra I topics. Measurement of two- and three-dimensional figures, special relationships in right triangles, and counting algorithms for probability are the broad topics to be studied in an applicationcentered environment.

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AP Calculus BC (5) S

Technical Mathematics II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20172C

Grade: 10-12

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Technical Mathematics I

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus

Technical Mathematics II continues the study of advanced algebraic concepts. Students move from an inductive approach to deductive methods of proof in their study of geometric figures. Emphasis is placed on practical applications modeling.

This course follows the outline of BC level of AP Calculus. Students are expected to take the AP Calculus Test.

AP Math

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus

Advanced Calculus Topics AB (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20735CAB

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus This course is an AP companion course to be taken with AP Calculus AB order to prepare students for the AP Calculus test. Students will explore such topics as functions, integration, applications of differentiation, limits and analytic geometry. NOTE: This course does not count as a fourth math course to enter the university system. AP Calculus AB (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20767C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus Emphasis of the course is on functions, elements of analytic geometry, limits, differentiation of algebraic functions, applications of differentiation, integration, and trigonometric and exponential functions. This course follows the outline of AB level of AP Calculus. Students enrolled are expected to take the AP Calculus Test.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 20735CBC

AP Statistics (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20667C

Grade: 11-12

This course introduces the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students observe patterns and departures from patterns, produce and confirm models using probability and simulation. Students enrolled are expected to take the AP Exam.

Mathematics Elective Algebra I Exit Standard (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CE

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to assist students in meeting the Algebra I Exit Standard. The student can take the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC course second semester. The course may be used after the student completes the EOC course but has not met the exit standard. A student may take this course a maximum of two times for elective credit. History of Math and Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CM

Grade: 11-12

History of Math and Science – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20635CM

Advanced Calculus Topics BC (4) S Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus This course is an AP companion course to be taken with AP Calculus BC order to prepare students for the AP Calculus test. Students will explore such topics as analysis of graphs, limits, derivatives, series of constants and parametric, polar, vector functions. NOTE: This course does not count as a fourth math course to enter the university system.

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PREREQUISITE: World History and Algebra II This course is designed to introduce students to the development of mathematics and the sciences. It covers three broad time periods: ancient times including the astronomy of the Maya and geometry of the Egyptians; the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Arabian influence on European mathematics and the modern era. Emphasis will be placed on the development of mathematical and scientific thought.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Union County Public Schools Secondary Mathematics Program Future-Ready Core Course of Study Mathematics Graduation Requirements Four credits in mathematics for every student: Effective with the Freshman Class of 2009-2010, four Mathematics credits are required for graduation.New Testing 2010-2011: Math A (after taking the Algebra 1 course) and Math BC (after taking both the Geometry and Algebra 2 courses) Grade Level Option #1 6th grade

7th grade 8th grade

9th grade

Option #2

Option #3

Option #4

Rarely Used

Middle School

(See Attached Suggested DecisionMaking Process)

Geometry

Algebra 1

Middle School

Middle School

Algebra 2

Geometry

Algebra 1

Middle school

Middle School

Middle School

Pre-Calculus

AP Statistics or 10 grade

11th grade

12th grade

Option #6

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Algebra 1

Pre-Calculus

Algebra 2

Geometry

Honors Discrete Mathematics

Fundamentals of Algebra

and

and

Algebra 1-B

Algebra 1-B

and

Applied Geometry

Geometry

AP Calculus or

AP Calculus or

AP Statistics or

AP Statistics or

Honors Discrete Mathematics

Honors Discrete Mathematics

Honors Discrete Mathematics or

AP Calculus or

Com College Mathematics Courses

Fundamentals of Algebra

Applied Geometry

AP Calculus or th

Option #5

AP Statistics or Honors Discrete Mathematics

Pre-Calculus

Algebra 2

AP Calculus or

Pre-Calculus or

AP Statistics or Honors Discrete Mathematics

AFM or

Algebra 2

Geometry

Applied Math 1 AFM

Honors Discrete Mathematics

See “Substitution Courses to meet Future Ready Core Mathematics Requirements:

Substitution Courses to meet Future Ready Core Mathematics Requirements: In the rare instance a principal exempts a student from the Future-Ready Core mathematics sequence, except as limited by N.C.G.S.115C-81(b)1, the student will be required to pass [Algebra I and Geometry] OR [Algebra I and Algebra II] OR [Integrated Mathematics I and Integrated Mathematics II] plus [Applied Mathematics I and II] OR [2 application-based mathematics courses as determined by the LEA.] See Attached “Suggested Decision-Making Process for Mathematics Substitution”

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Two application based mathematics courses as determined by LEA (choose at least 2 courses) Introductory Mathematics (2020) Foundations of Algebra (2018) Foundations of Geometry2 Technical Mathematics I (2015) and Technical Mathematics II (2017) Applied Mathematics I 2,3 and Applied Mathematics II 2,3

Pairs of CTE courses that may substitute as application based mathematics courses •Computerized Accounting I (6311) and II (6312) • Drafting I (7921) and II (7972 or 7962) • Biotechnology and Agriscience Research I (6871) and II (6872) • Computer Programming I (6421) and II (6422) • Principles of Business and Personal Finance (6200/6600) and Small Business Entrepreneurship (6235/6615) • Financial Education (7086) and Small Business Entrepreneurship (6235/6615) [Note: required prerequisite for Small Business Entrepreneurship (6235/6615) is two technical credits in the same career pathway.] • Apparel Development I (7035) and II (7036) • Housing and Interiors I (7055) and II (7056) • Principles of Technology I (8011) and II (8012) • PLTW Intro to Engineering Design (8020) and PLTW • Principles of Engineering (8021) • Construction Technology I (7721) and II (7722) • Electrical Trades I (7741) and II (7742) • Electronics I (7631) and II (7632) • Metals Manufacturing I (7641) and II (7642) • Foods I (7045) and II(7046) • Culinary Arts I(7121) and II(7122)

Notes about CTE courses used to meet mathematics requirements— 1. If the student uses CTE courses to meet mathematics requirements, then the courses also must be counted for credit in meeting the completion of a career cluster credit. 2 .It is important for a student to take both levels in a course sequence for their career development. It would be inappropriate to take two Level I CTE courses for the two alternative math credits instead of Levels I and II in a course sequence. This sequenced instruction reinforces the mathematics learning. 3. The teacher must hold the appropriate CTE license and will not be required to obtain a mathematics license. Courses that are not accepted by the UNC General Administration for admission to UNC institutions but may be suitable for meeting the “4th Math” for high school graduation: Mathematic Electives: Analytical Geometry (2031) Trigonometry (2041 Probability & Statistics (2065) Calculus (2073) Special Topics in Math (2063)

CTE Courses that are acceptable substitutions for the “4th Math”

Community College Mathematics Courses:

Computerized Accounting II (6312), [prerequisite 6311] Drafting II (7972) [prerequisite 7921] AP Computer Science (2508) Principles of Technology I (8011) Electronics I (7631) PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (8020) PLTW Principles of Engineering (8021) PLTW Digital Electronics (8022) PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (8030) [prerequisite 8020] PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (8031) prerequisite 8020] PLTW Biotechnical Engineering (8032) [prerequisite 8020] PLTW Aerospace Engineering (8033) [prerequisite 8020] PLTW Engineering Design & Development (8040) [prerequisite 8020]

MAT 140 and MAT 140A (Survey Analytical Geometry of Mathematics)

*Note: Equivalent IB math courses are acceptable for admissions to UNC institutions.

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MAT 141 and MAT 141A (Mathematical Concepts I) MAT 142 and MAT 142A (Mathematical Concepts II) MAT 145 and MAT 145A (Analytical Math) MAT 151 and MAT 151A (Statistics I) MAT 161 and MAT 161A (College Algebra) MAT 162 and MAT 162A (College Trigonometry) MAT 167 and MAT 167A (Discrete Mathematics) MAT 210 and MAT 210A (Logic) MAT 263 and MAT 263A (Brief Calculus)


SCIENCE Our goal of science education mirrors that outlined in the NC Science Standard Course of Study which is to ensure that our county produces scientifically literate students. Scientific literacy implies an understanding of the scientific concepts and processes needed for personal decision-making, participation in civic affairs and economic productivity. The scientifically literate person has a substantial understanding of scientific concepts and inquiry skills which enable one to continue to learn and think logically.

Suggested Science Sequence Pathways Three units of science are required for graduation: a physical science (Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science), Biology, and Earth/Environmental Science. AP Environmental Science may be taken in lieu of Earth/Environmental Science to meet graduation requirements. Union County has provided three suggested pathways for parents and students to use as a guideline in planning an appropriate science sequence based on the student’s interest and career plans. The Accelerated Pathway is recommended for students planning to major in a science or technical field at a four year university. The Honors Pathway is for any student planning on attending a four year college in any field of study. The Regular Pathway is recommended for students seeking job or vocational training or students not planning on attending a four year college program. Accelerated Pathway 9th

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Chemistry

Physics, AP Science

AP Science and/or Science Elective

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** Science Electives: Forensic Science, Anatomy/Physiology, Physics, Marine Science, Biology II, Chemistry

Biology I (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30202CB

Chemistry I (3) S Grade: 9-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30502C

Grade: 10-12

Biology I (3) S

PREREQUISITE: Physical Science

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30202C

Chemistry I – Honors (4) S

Biology I – Honors (4) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30505C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30205C

CO/PREREQUISITE: Student should complete or be currently taking Algebra II – Honors

The curriculum includes inquiry in the following content areas: the cell, molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter, energy, and organization in living systems, and behavior of organisms. This is a High School Exit Standard Course.

This laboratory course in inorganic chemistry includes inquiry into the structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, conservation of energy and matter and interaction of energy and matter.

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Honors

Earth/Environmental Science (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30382CB

Grade: 9-12

Earth/Environmental Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30382C Earth/Environmental Science – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30385C This curriculum focuses on the function of the earth’s systems. Emphasis is placed on matter, energy, crustal dynamics, environmental awareness, materials availability, and the cycles that circulate energy and material through the Earth system. Physical Science (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30102CB

Grade: 9-12

Physical Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30102C PREREQUISITE: Completed or taking Algebra I The Physical Science curriculum will integrate the following topics from both physics and chemistry: structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, motion and forces, conservation of energy, matter and charge. Physics (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30602C

Grade: 11-12

Physics – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30605C This is a laboratory course covering topics in mechanics, kinematics, dynamics, light, energy, electricity, atomic structure, relativity, and quantum theory. Physics is an essential course for students planning to pursue a science or mathematics related major or minor in college.

AP Science Advanced Biology Topics (4) S Grade: 10-12

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This course is paired with AP Biology to help students design and carry out laboratory experiments and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Biology Exam. AP Biology II (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30217C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I Honors The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology. The course concentrates on three general areas: molecules and cells; heredity and evolution; organism and population. Advanced Chemistry Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30515C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I Honors (AP Companion Course) This course is paired with AP Chemistry to help students design and carry out laboratory experiments and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Chemistry Exam. AP Chemistry II (5) S

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30215CC

(AP Companion Course)

PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30517C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I Honors The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory chemistry. The course concentrates in the following areas: structure of matter; states of matter; reactions; and descriptive chemistry.


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Science Elective

Advanced Environmental Science Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30425C

Biology Exit Standard (3) S Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I Honors

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CBE

Grade: 10-12

This course is paired with AP Environmental Science to help students design and carry out laboratory experiments and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Environmental Science Exam.

This course is designed to assist students in meeting the Biology Exit Standard. The student can take the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC course second semester. The course may also be used after the student completes the EOC course but has not met the exit standard. A student may take this course a maximum of two times for elective credit.

AP Environmental Science (5) S

Anatomy/Physiology (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30427C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors and Chemistry I Honors The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester college introductory environmental science. Topics include: earth systems; population dynamics; natural resources; and global changes. Advanced Physics Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30615C

Grade: 11-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30232C

PREREQUISITE: Biology I, Earth Science Anatomy/Physiology – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30235C PREREQUISITE: Biology I Honors, Earth Science Enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of human anatomical design and function. A variety of lab activities, including dissection, will be utilized to reinforce classroom discussion.

PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling

Biology II (3) S

(AP Companion Course)

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30212C

This course is paired with AP Physics to help students design and carry out laboratory experiments and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Physics Exam.

Biology II – Honors (4) S

AP Physics BC (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30617C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: AP Physics B, Advanced Functions & Modeling PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: AP Physics C = Pre-Calculus The AP Physics course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory physics. The course concentrates in the following areas: Newtonian Mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity/magnetism; waves/optics; and atomic/nuclear physics.

Grade: 11-12

Grade: 10-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30215C PREREQUISITE: Biology I, Chemistry recommended Biology II is designed for students who wish additional preparation for college biology. Topics covered include ecology, taxonomy, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and genetics. Forensic Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CFS

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Earth Science, Biology I Course centers around the evidence found at crime scenes and the role of forensic scientists in using this information to solve crimes. Major topics include the history and organization of crime lab, physical evidence, organic and inorganic analysis, toxicology, arson and explosive investigation, etc. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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Marine Science (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802C2 Grade: 11-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30442C Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Chemistry, Forensic Science I

Marine Science – Honors (4) S

Lab-based course centered on analytical techniques. Students will also perform career explorations, researching the training required and job opportunities available for the forensic student. They will also analyze current events and the laws governing investigation and trial. Labs include DNA analysis, crime scene reconstruction, blood spatter analysis and preparing and studying casts and molds.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30445C PREREQUISITE: Biology I and Earth Science This course is designed to expand upon the basics of marine life as studied in Biology and Earth Science. NJROTC Nautical Sciences (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30442CRO

General Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CGS

Grade: 9

PREREQUISITE: Teacher & Guidance Recommendation

Grade: 10-12

This NJROTC prescribed curriculum includes studies of the following topics: Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences. (Forest Hills and Sun Valley only)

This course is for ninth grade students who are enrolled in a math class lower than Algebra I. The major objective is to provide a science elective that will help students improve higher order thinking skills, science process skills, and math competencies such as graphs and formulas before attempting the required high school courses.

Current Topics in Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I, a physical science (Physical Science, Chemistry I or Physics) This course is an opportunity to give students more choices in science electives. They will be able to learn about the practical and applicable aspects of various disciplines in science as currently used around the world today.

Social Studies

Course sequencing for Social Studies has changed as shown in the flowchart below. For graduation, students must have three units of social studies: World History, Civics & Economics, and U. S. History. The goal of social studies education in Union County Public Schools mirrors that outlined in the NC Social Studies Standard Course of Study which is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to enter effectively into adult citizenship.

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SOCIAL STUDIES Civics & Economics (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40522C

Grade: 10-12

Civics & Economics – Honors (4) S

AP Social Studies AP World History (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40247C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40525C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: World History – Honors

PREREQUISITE: World History

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40215C

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence. The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms an organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity throughout the course. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with the consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study.

PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics & Economics

Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course.

This course focuses on the development of economic and political knowledge and skills needed for students to become responsible citizens in an interdependent world. Students will gain a practical understanding of how civics and economics impact their lives as consumers and citizens. This course also serves as a foundation for U.S. History. This is a High School Exit Standard Course. United States History (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212CB

Grade: 11-12

United States History (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212C United States History – Honors (4) S

This course focuses on providing students with a framework for studying political, social, economic, and cultural issues, and for analyzing how these issues have impacted American society. Students will develop higher level thinking skills and make historical assessments and evaluations. This is a High School Exit Standard Course. World History (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40242C

AP Human Geography (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40327C

Grade: 9-12

This course focuses on the study of geography as a social science by emphasizing the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course.

Grade: 9-12

World History - Honors (4) S

AP Gov. and Politics – Comparative (5) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40245C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40037C

This course focuses on significant events, ideas and movements as they occurred in world history. Students will explore common themes found in civilizations around the globe from ancient to contemporary times. This course provides the foundation for Civics and Economics and U.S. History.

PREREQUISITE: World History and Civics & Economics

Grade: 11-12

This course focuses on various governments throughout the world. Students will investigate a variety of governing philosophies and political relationships. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course.

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AP Government and Politics – US (5) S

AP Psychology (5) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40047C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40807C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: World History and Civics & Economics This course presents an analytical view of government and politics in the United States. Students will learn general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics in order to analyze specific examples within our government. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course.

Grade: 12

This course introduces the systemic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principals, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course. Social Studies Electives

Advanced U.S. History Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40075C

Civics Exit Standard (3) S Grade: 11-12

(AP Companion Course)

Grade: 10-12

This course is paired with AP U.S. History to help prepare students for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam.

This course is designed to assist students in meeting the Civics Exit Standard. The student can take the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC course second semester. The course may also be used after the student completes the EOC course but has not met the exit standard. A student may take this course a maximum of two times for elective credit.

AP U.S. History (5) S

U.S. History Exit Standard (3) S

PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics & Economics

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40217C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Civics & Economics, Advanced U.S. History Topics This course surveys American history from the colonial period to the present with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will investigate social, cultural, political, and economic trends and how these have impacted the development of the United States. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40237C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40212CHE

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: World History and U.S. History This course is a college level survey course that covers the time period form approximately 1450 until the present. The course will cover economic, social, cultural, intellectual, political and diplomatic themes in European History. Students will be expected to develop analytical thinking and persuasive writing skills in dealing with historical evidence and interpretation. Students are expected to take the AP Exam following the completion of the course. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

Grade: 11-12

This course is designed to assist students in meeting the U.S. History Exit Standard. The student can take the course first semester as a preparation for the EOC course second semester. The course may also be used after the student completes the EOC course but has not met the exit standard. A student may take this course a maximum of two times for elective credit. History of Math and Science (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30802CCS

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Grade: 11-12

History of Math and Science – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30805CS PREREQUISITE: World History and Algebra II This course is designed to introduce students to the development of mathematics and the sciences. It covers three broad time periods: ancient times including the astronomy of the Maya and geometry of the Egyptians; the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Arabian influence on European mathematics and the modern era. Students will examine original materials from mathematicians and scientists, such as


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Euclid’s “Elements”. Emphasis will be placed on the development of mathematical and scientific thought. African-American History (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105CAA

Grade: 11-12

This course places emphasis on African-American history from 1865 to the present. Students will focus on the demographic, legal, political, and economic struggles as well as the contributions that African-Americans have made to society.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40805C This is a combination course. During the first half of the course students will focus on sociological issues including minority and women’s studies. During the second half of the course students will focus on psychological concepts and theories including current issues in that field. Remember the Holocaust (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40412CHO

Grade: 11-12

Remember the Holocaust – Honors (4) S American Civil War (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40102CCW

1 Credit – NCWISE # 40415CHO Grade: 9-12

American Civil War – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105CCW This course examines the time period 1850-1877. Students will focus on political, social, and economic issues as seen from both the Northern and Southern perspectives.

Grade: 9-12

American Revolution – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40075CAR This course focuses on the time period from colonialism through the American Revolution. Students will examine the founding and shaping of the United States. This course is an excellent introduction into U.S. History.

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to give students a historical perspective of the Bible. Students will explore Hebrew history and discuss various topics in light of that history including the founding of the United States government and judicial system. Psychology/Sociology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40602C

Grade: 11-12

Twentieth Century America – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40105C20 This course investigates the development of 20th Century America. Students will survey the economic, political, social, diplomatic and military developments of America in a modern age. Global Awareness (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40062C

Bible as History (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40252C

Twentieth Century America (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40102C20

American Revolution (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40072CAR

This course explores the origins and consequences of the Holocaust. Students will investigate this topic through examining primary source documents and analyzing the foundations and results of genocide situations. Readings, research projects, essays and class speakers will also be utilized in this class.

Grade: 9-12

Grade: 9-12

Global Awareness – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40065C

This course is a combination of geography, current events and globalization. Students will study current issues facing different countries and brainstorm sustainable solutions throughout the course. A critical component is to have students correspond and do joint projects with students in other countries through epals, podcasts and web conferencing.

Grade: 11-12

Psychology/Sociology – Honors (4) S

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world languages World language skills are key to global competence, national security, career advantages and travel. World language skills also improve first language skills. North Carolina’s state colleges and universities entrance requirements include a minimum of two years of world language study of the same language. Selective colleges and universities recommend four or more credits of world language of study. It is best to study a world language without lapses between courses particularly between Levels I and II. Honors credit is available for Levels III, IV and V of world language study. The availability of languages and levels offered varies per school.

American Sign Language American Sign Language I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10952CA1

Grade: 9-12

American Sign Language I is an introduction to the study of a visual, non-spoken, unwritten language. Students learn the hand and facial gestures for vocabulary, phrases, grammar, and time markers in addition to studying deaf culture. American Sign Language II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10962CA2

learning to read and write ”Simplified” characters and pinyin. Culture, geography and grammar are studied in greater depth.

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language I Students learn more complex vocabulary, phrases, grammar and time frames. Facial and body signals are taught as well as culturally appropriate behaviors for the deaf community.

Chinese III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10485C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Chinese II Students expand their listening and speaking skills in Mandarin Chinese as well as their reading and writing skills with “Simplified” characters. Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. In-depth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted primarily in Chinese. Chinese IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10495C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Chinese III

Chinese Chinese I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10462C

Grade: 9-12

Chinese I is an introduction to the study of a Mandarin Chinese through the skills of listening and speaking, while learning to read and write “Simplified” characters and pinyin. Culture, geography and grammar are integrated into the course.

Grade: 9-12

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French French I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10412C

Chinese II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10472C

The major focus of this course is to enable students to communicate in extended conversations in Mandarin Chinese on a variety of topics. Grammar and the writing of “Simplified” characters are extended to higher levels. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support complex ideas. Classes are primarily conducted in Chinese.

PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

Grade: 9-12

French I is an introduction to the study of a second language through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar are integrated into the course. Students have limited or no prior study of the language.


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Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: French I Students continue the development of their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography and grammar are studied in greater depth.

French V Advanced French Language and Composition – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10455C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: French IV or teacher recommendation. (AP Companion Course)

French III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10435C

AP French

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: French II Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they study past, present and future time. Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. Indepth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted primarily in French.

In addition to developing advanced speaking and listening skills, students focus on reading, translation, interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students will be introduced to the AP College Board format. Students are expected to enroll in AP French Language and take the AP exam. AP French Language (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10457C

French IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10445C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: French III

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: French IV and teacher recommendation.

The major focus of this course is to enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts. Classes are primarily conducted in French.

AP French Language emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Students develop language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a college level. The course follows the curriculum set forth by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Advanced Survey of French Language and Culture – Honors (4) S

German

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10985CAF

German I (3) S

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: French IV and Teacher Recommendation This is an advanced survey of language and culture through film, art, literature, history, conversation and current events. This class will be conducted in the target language using culturally authentic materials in the French Language. A major focus of this course is to further enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students will continue to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and topics. Classes are primarily conducted in French.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10602C

Grade: 9-12

German I is an introduction to the study of a second language through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar are integrated into the course. Students have limited or no prior study of the language. German II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10612C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: German I Students continue the development of their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography and grammar are studied in greater depth. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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German III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10625C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: German II Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they study past, present and future time. Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. Indepth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted primarily in German. German IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10635C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: German III The major focus of this course is to enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts. Classes are primarily conducted in German.

AP German German V Advanced German Language – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10645C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: German IV or teacher recommendation. (AP Companion Course) In addition to developing advanced speaking and listening skills, students focus on reading, translation, interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students will be introduced to the AP College Board format. Students are expected to enroll in AP German Language and take the AP exam.

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: German IV and teacher recommendation AP German emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Students develop language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a college level. The course follows the curriculum set forth by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

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Latin I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10802C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: C Average or higher in English Latin I is an introduction to the study of the Latin language and Greco-Roman culture. It encourages students to learn basic functions of the language, become familiar with some elements of its culture and increase their understanding of English. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in reading and comprehension of adapted Latin texts. Latin II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10812C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Latin I This course continues the study of the Latin language and Greco-Roman culture. Students learn increasingly complex functions of the language, become familiar with an increasing number of elements of the culture, and increase their understanding of English. Latin III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10825C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Latin II In Latin III, grammar, vocabulary, word derivations and oral work are reinforced but the focus is on reading about the lives and works of famous authors and the culture of the ancient world. Latin IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10835C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Latin III

AP German (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10647C

Latin

PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

Latin IV focuses on authentic Latin texts and the connection of Latin to other disciplines. Emphasis is placed on figures of speech, analysis and essay writing. Grammar is taught in context. Greco-Roman culture is studied in depth, as is its influence around the world and on the student’s own culture and language.


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Spanish Spanish I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10512C Grade: 9-12 Spanish I is an introduction to the study of a second language through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture, geography, and grammar are integrated into the course. Students have limited or no prior study of the language. Spanish II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10522C Grade: 9-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish I Students continue the development of their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Culture, geography and grammar are studied in greater depth. Spanish III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10535C Grade: 9-12

through film, art, literature, history, conversation and current events. This class will be conducted in the target language using culturally authentic materials in the Spanish Language. A major focus of this course is to further enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students will continue to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and topics. Classes are primarily conducted in Spanish. Spanish for Native Speakers I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 14012C Grade: 9-12 A student would take this course in lieu of Spanish I, II or III. This course is for those whose primary language is Spanish to improve their reading and writing skills. This course builds pride in existing Spanish skills and introduces the student to the formal and informal aspects of oral and literary Spanish. The differences between standard and non-standard Spanish are explored.

PREREQUISITE: Spanish II

Spanish for Native Speakers II – Honors (4) S

Students expand their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they study past, present and future time. Art, music and literature of the culture are presented. In-depth grammatical study begins. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish.

PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Native Speakers I or teacher recommendation.

Spanish IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10545C Grade: 10-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish III or Spanish for Native Speakers II Honors This course teaches students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and topics. Classes are primarily conducted in Spanish. Advanced Survey of Spanish Language and Culture – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10985CA5 Grade: 10-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV and Teacher Recommendation

1 Credit – NCWISE # 14025C Grade: 9-12

In this course the student whose primary language is Spanish is exposed to more advanced literature and writing opportunities. Speaking practice includes formal presentations, debate and dramatic mini-performances. The course focuses on personal and social issues facing Latinos in the United States.

AP Spanish Spanish V Advanced Spanish Language and Composition – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10555C Grade: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV or teacher recommendation. (AP Companion Course) In addition to developing advanced speaking and listening skills, students focus on reading, translation, interpretation of literature, and writing skills. Students will be introduced to the AP College Board format. Students are expected to enroll in AP Spanish Language and take the AP exam.

This is an advanced survey of language and culture

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us AP Spanish Language (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10557C Grade: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV and teacher recommendation. AP Spanish emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Students develop language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at a college level. The course follows the curriculum set forth by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Arts Education

There are twelve arts education courses that may have honors versions. Since honors courses were designed as comprehensive courses which embrace diverse knowledge and skills, they should be built upon introductory courses. Therefore only the level III and IV courses of dance, band, vocal music, orchestra, theatre arts and visual arts will be considered as honors level courses. Regardless of how the school schedule is developed, an arts education honors course may only be taken for honors credit one time.

Band A maximum of two (2) band courses may be taken for Honors credit.

Band III Regular (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52572C

Grade: 11-12

Band III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52575C

Band I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52552C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Audition or at least one year of previous band experience. Designed to give all participants knowledge of their instrument, knowledge of the fundamentals of music theory, and a working knowledge of band literature. Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Band I or teacher recommendation. This course continues to build on the content learned in Band I. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop and demonstrate appropriate instrumental practices to include the playing of instrumental literature which may include changes in tempo, keys, and meters. Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled.

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This course will provide students with an understanding of music in relation to styles of music, music periods, composers, and various cultures. Performance difficulty will be at Levels IV – V for honors. Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled. Band IV Regular (3) S

Band II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52562C

PREREQUISITE: Band II or teacher recommendation.

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1 Credit – NCWISE # 52582C

Grade: 12

Band IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52585C PREREQUISITE: Band III This course involves the development of highly advanced proficiencies, including sight reading. Honors students will be at a performance difficulty of Level VI music. Credit is given for each semester the student is enrolled.


Arts Education Class Piano (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52752C

Acting (3) S Grade 9-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 53342C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: None

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II

This course is a beginning piano skills class which includes instruction in music reading, rhythm, chords, basic theory, and technical pianistic skills.

This course will focus on advanced study in acting techniques. Directing (3) S

Music Theory (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52152C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: None This course will develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score.

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II This course is designed for students who have an interest in directing. The focus of the course will be on work with scenes and one-act plays. Independent Study in Theatre Arts (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602CIS

AP Music Theory

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation

AP Music Theory (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52157C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 53382C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Music Theory This course introduces the student to musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. It integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, and, to some extent, history and style. Musicianship skills such as dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the theory course, although may be taught as separate classes. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental. It is also strongly recommended that the student will have acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument.

Theatre Arts Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to develop an appreciation and understanding of theatre in relationship to themselves, their community and other communication media; and as an art form, as a career possibility, as entertainment, and as a means to learn about, question, and celebrate life. A maximum of two (2) Theatre Art courses may be taken for Honors credits.

Designed for students with a career interest in theatre. Students will spend time researching a specific area of interest and then produce an appropriate product that incorporates areas studied. Refer to page 20 for guidelines regarding any independent study course. Musical Theatre (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Audition and Interview This course prepares students for post-secondary instruction and/or a career in musical theatre. Students will review the history of musical theatre, assess different career options, and receive training in audition techniques. The course will also provide instruction on the three elements of musical theatre - song, drama, and dance - and create a framework in which these are blended seamlessly into an individualized performance style. Play Production (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53422C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I and II This course will introduce students to all of the components involved in the production of a play.

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Technical Theatre I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53252C

Grade: 9-12

Designed to develop knowledge and skills in the technical elements of play production, including theatre management, stagecraft, scene design, theatrical lighting, and music and sound effects. Technical Theatre II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53262C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Technical Theatre I This course is designed for students interested in pursuing further study in theatre management.

student collaboration with directors and designers to develop unified production concepts for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.

Visual Arts The High School visual arts program will build upon prior art knowledge and experience developed through study at the elementary and middle school levels. The six strands: perceiving, producing, knowing, communicating, evaluating, and connecting - provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. A maximum of two (2) Visual Art courses may be taken for Honors credit.

Theatre Arts I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53152C

Grade: 9-12

This course teaches students an appreciation for theatre through academic and practical experience. Students will be exposed to various areas of the theatre. Theatre Arts II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53162C

Grade: l0-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I This course is designed to develop the student’s working knowledge of acting, set design, make-up, costume, and directing. The student will build upon fundamental skills and apply them through actual performance opportunities. Theatre Arts III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53175C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts II or Technical Theatre II This course consists of advanced individualized work in a seminar style course with an emphasis on in-depth research, analysis, application, and production. Theatre Arts IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53185C

Grade: 11- 12

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Independent Study in Visual Arts (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602CIS

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation Students will spend time researching a specific area of interest and then produce an appropriate product that incorporates all areas studied. Refer to page 20 for guidelines regarding any independent study course. Photography I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54372C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Art I This course provides academic credit for students in the area of photography (for example, students who take and develop pictures for the newspaper and the yearbook). It is also designed for those who want to pursue photography as an art form. Photography II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54372C2

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Photography I, Art I Students learn and study the basics of photography composition in Photography I plus some manipulation on computer. Photography II would enable interested students to hone their skills using software for photo manipulation.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Pottery/Ceramics I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54292C

Visual Arts II (3) S Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Art I This course offers an introduction to clay involving handbuilding and wheel techniques. Glazing procedures and their decorative quality will be studied as well as the history of clay with an emphasis on North Carolina Pottery. Pottery/Ceramics II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54292C2

Grade: 10-12

This course is a more advanced study of hand-building and wheel techniques. The student will demonstrate a greater mastery of clay. Students will also research the common characteristics of world cultural/ethnic groups. Printmaking I (3) S Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Art I Printmaking explores various printing methods including relief, lithography, monoprinting, embossing, and screen printing. History of printmaking and numerous printmakers will be studied. Printmaking II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602C2

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Printmaking I Printmaking II allows students to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the subject. Students will study various printmaking techniques and cultural groups. Visual Arts I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54152C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts I or teacher recommendation This course builds on the foundation of knowledge developed in Visual Arts I. Students research art and artists to gain knowledge and understanding of past and present art forms. Visual Arts III – Honors (4) S

PREREQUISITE: Pottery/Ceramics I

1 Credit – NCWISE # 54602C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 54162C

Grade: 9-12

This is the foundation level for art study throughout high school. Students will have experiences in producing two- dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The course emphasizes the study of principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, art history, and safety in the art classroom.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 54175C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Any second level visual arts course and teacher recommendation This course provides knowledge of the arts in relation to culture, history, other disciplines and careers. Art history, criticism, and aesthetics will be studied in order for students to develop a personal art philosophy. Visual Arts IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54185C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts III Honors and teacher recommendation. Students will develop, clarify, and apply their philosophy of art through in-depth, independent, and advanced explorations with media, techniques, processes, and aesthetics. A portfolio evidencing high quality and understanding of personal art forms is developed and refined. Computer Art (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54172CCA

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II and submission of a portfolio for instructor Student will explore digital art, 3d-animation and design using electronic media. Students will develop personal imagery focusing on the computer and relevant graphics software to resolve assigned problems.

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AP Art

credit is available for the third and fourth level in each of the courses. A maximum of two (2) Vocal Music courses may be taken for Honors credit.

AP Studio Art: 2D (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54537C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved portfolio This course involves two-dimensional design that involves purposeful decision-making about how to use art elements and principles. It is intended for highly motivated students interested in the study of art.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CCC

Grade: 9-12

Concert Chorus II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CCC Concert Chorus III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CCC

AP Studio Art: 3D (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54547C

Concert Chorus I (3) S

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved portfolio This course involves three-dimensional design that is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. It is intended for highly for motivated students interested in the study of art.

Concert Chorus IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CCC PREREQUISITE: Audition or at least 1 year choral experience This is an advanced choral performance group with emphasis on advanced choral technique and performance in concerts, contests, and choral festivals. Standards include the following: technique, theory, sight reading, and mandatory practices and performances.

AP Art History (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54487C

Grade: 11-12

Ladies’ Chorus I (3) S

PREREQUISITE: Art I or teacher recommendation

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CLC

The AP Program in Art History is intended for highly motivated students who are interested in the study of art history. All students will be expected to participate in the AP Art History Exam.

Ladies’ Chorus II (3) S

Grade: 9-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CLC Ladies’ Chorus III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CLC

AP Studio Art: Drawing (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54527C

Ladies’ Chorus IV – Honors (4) S Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts II or an approved portfolio The AP Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. The three main areas of focus are quality of students work, concentration on a particular visual interest or problem, and breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CLC PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required. This is a performing choral class composed of soprano and alto singers. Men’s Chorus I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CMC Men’s Chorus II (3) S

Vocal Music Students participating in the vocal music program will have the varied course options listed below. Honors

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1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CMC Men’s Chorus III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CMC

Grade: 9-12


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Men’s Chorus IV – Honors (4) S

Mixed Chorus I (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CMC

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52302CMX

PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required.

Mixed Chorus II (3) S

This is a performing choral class composed of tenor and bass singers, preferably with prior experience in mixed chorus.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 52312CMX

Grade: 9-12

Mixed Chorus III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52325CMX Mixed Chorus IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 52335CMX PREREQUISITE: An audition may be required. This course is designed for a mixed choral group whose purpose will be to learn and perform a variety of vocal music. Emphasis is given to developing the skills of choral singing, developing a working knowledge of basic theory, and understanding musical style.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education in the Union County Public School System has a mission to better prepare high school graduates for entry into the post-secondary system and the workplace. Career and Technical Education courses are important for all students regardless of whether they will enter the workforce directly after high school or after pursuing higher education. Several Career and Technical Education courses offer students the opportunity to earn articulated college credit. Furthermore, upon completing a series of specific Career and Technical Education courses, Union County High School students may also choose to take exams for various business and industry credentials. Career and Technical Education, at the high school level, emphasizes applications of theory, problem solving and critical thinking—skills that business, industry, and post-secondary institutions are encouraging students to acquire for further study in any field. Students taking Career and Technical Education courses can definitely acquire a head start on a technical degree, business and industry credentials and future employment opportunities. Program areas that are part of Career and Technical Education include: • Agricultural Education • Business and Information Technology Education • Family and Consumer Sciences Education • Health Occupations Education • Marketing Education • Technology Education • Trade and Industrial Education Courses offered in each of the above program areas are described on the following pages. As you will see, students have a wide variety of college and career preparations available through these programs. Every program area is associated with a student organization that offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, participate in civic service, earn valuable scholarships and compete in regional, state and national competitions. As students are being prepared for careers in the 21st century, Career and Technical Education stands out as an excellent delivery system for higher academic standards.

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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Agricultural Education Agricultural Education provides students with the opportunity to participate in coordinated group and individual instructional activities that are focused on preparation for future careers in agriculture. The agricultural education program is designed to develop technical, leadership, and management skills needed by high school students preparing for careers in agricultural occupations and higher education in an agriculturallyrelated field.

(Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only) Ag Mechanics II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68322C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Ag Mechanics I

Agriculture encompasses various elements of the food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Agricultural employment is defined to include careers that require agricultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed in producing, managing, processing, marketing, distributing, regulating, or protecting any of the renewable resources.

Topics of instruction emphasized include non-metallic agricultural fabrication techniques, metal fabrication technology; safe tool and equipment use, human resource development, hot/cold metal working skills, advanced welding, and metal cutting skills, working with plastics, and advanced career exploration.

Ag Advanced Studies (3) S

Ag Mechanics II – Small Engines (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Agricultural Education with at least one of those being a second level course. This culminating course is for seniors who are career focused in a particular agricultural sector. Students are required to write a research paper, produce a product and deliver a presentation. Agriscience Applications (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68102C

Grade: 9-11

This course focuses on integrating biological/physical sciences with technology as related to the environment, natural resources, food production, and agribusiness. Skills in biology, language, writing, computers, mathematics, and physics are reinforced in this course. Ag Mechanics I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68312C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Ag Applications is recommended. This course develops knowledge and technical skills in the broad field of agricultural machinery, equipment, and structures. Topics include agricultural mechanics safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities, hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring,

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basic metal working and basic agricultural construction skills related to plumbing, concrete, carpentry, welding, and leadership development.

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(Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only)

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68332C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Ag Mechanics I This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes small engine systems including the compression, fuel, electrical, cooling and lubrication systems. Materials are covered to prepare students for the Master Service Technician Exam. (Forest Hills, Parkwood, Piedmont and Sun Valley only) Agriculture Coop Education (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68976C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Students must have an approved application in order to register for course. Students enrolling in any of the agriculture education courses may choose to participate in a cooperative education work experience or internship during the following summer of the same school year. Note: In order for a student to quality to participate, a student must have earned at least one credit in an agriculture course during the first or second semester of the preceding school year. Students must have an approved application in order to register for this credit and provide proof of employment by the tenth day of class. A student choosing the cooperative work approach in an approved job, submits wage and hour documentation, and completes other assignments as required by the teacher-coordinator. Failure to maintain employment


www.ucps.k12.nc.us throughout the semester will result in the student being dropped from the course. Agriculture Coop Education will be offered during the summer. Any exceptions to this schedule must have prior approval of the Director of CTE and the Deputy Superintendent. Animal Science I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68212C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Agriscience Applications recommended. This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes that are involved in animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal science career major. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, career opportunities, and animal evaluation.

Biotech. and Agriscience Research II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68722C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biotechnology and Agriscience Research I This course provides instruction in laboratory and safety skills needed by agricultural research scientists. Current applications of biotechnology in animal, food, and plant sciences are emphasized. Basic concepts of genetics and microbiology are applied to the agriculture industry. Environmental & Natural Resources I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68512C

Grade: 9-12

This course provides an introduction to environmental studies, which include topics of instruction in renewable and non-renewable natural resources, history of the environment, water and air quality, land use regulations, soils, meteorology, fisheries, forestry and wildlife habitat.

Animal Science II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68222C

Grade: 10-12

Environmental & Natural Resources II (3) S

PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68522C

This course includes more advanced scientific principles and communication skills than were developed in Animal Science I. Topics include animal waste management, animal science economics, decision-making, global concerns in the industry, genetics, and breeding.

PREREQUISITE: Environmental & Natural Resources I.

Animal Science II – Small Animal (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68232C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I This course provides instruction on animal husbandry topics related to small animals that are served by a veterinarian. Content related to the breeding, grooming, care and marketing of animals that fit into this category will be covered through this course.

This course covers management practices in methods of environmental monitoring and conservation, air and water regulations, sampling methodologies, and wildlife and forestry management. Equine Science I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68252C

Grade: 9-12

This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes related to equine physiology, breeding, nutrition and care in preparation for a career in the equine industry.

Biotech. and Agriscience Research I (3) S

Equine Science II (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68712C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 68262C

Grade: 10-12

Grade: 10-12

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I

PREREQUISITE: Equine Science I

This course provides instruction in the technologically advanced world of agriculture and life sciences. Students are exposed to the latest techniques and advances in plant and animal biotechnology with a strong emphasis on hands-on activities.

This course focuses on more advanced applications of feeding, breeding, and management practices involved in the horse industry. Content knowledge in biology, chemistry, and algebra are reinforced in this class.

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GPS and GIS Technologies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 69992C

Grade: 11-12

This course provides an introduction to GPS and GIS technologies. These technologies are widely used in urban development, rural planning, forestry management, crop management, etc. Horticulture I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68412C

Grade: 9-12

This course provides instruction in the broad field of horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics include plant growth and development, plant nutrition, basic plant identification, pest management, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development.

management, career planning and leadership/personal development. Horticulture II – Landscape Construction (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68822C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. This course is based on the North Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Association skill standards for a Certified Landscape Technician. Horticulture II – Turf Grass (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68432C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Horticulture II Horticulture II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68422C

Grade: 10-12

Horticulture II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 68425C PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I and Biology This course covers instruction that expands the scientific knowledge and skills needed in the horticulture industry. Topics include greenhouse plant production and management, bedding plant production, watering systems, light effects, basic landscape design, installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass

Turf Grass provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes eight units of instruction including: fundamentals of soils and pests; environmental issues related to turf management; landscape basics; lawn care and turf production; golf course management; sports turf and turf irrigation; turf equipment and maintenance; and human resources and financial management.

Business and Information Technology Education Business and IT Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business and information technology world and for advanced educational opportunities. Instruction in Business

Credentials and Articulated Credit Available in Agriculture Welding certification is available upon completion of Agriculture Advanced Studies at Forest Hills, Parkwood and Sun Valley High Schools.

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Community College courses

6831 Agriculture Mechanics I

MNT 110 Intro to Maintenance Processes

6832 Agriculture Mechanics II

Basic Welding Processes

6821 Animal Science I and 6822 Animal Science II

ANS110 Animal Science

6851 Environmental & Natural Resources I

ENV110 Environmental Sciences

6851 Environmental & Natural Resources I AND

ENV228 Environmental Issues AND

6852 Environmental & Natural Resources II

ENV220 Applied Ecology

6841 Horticulture I and 6842 Horticulture II

HOR150 Introduction to Horticulture

6841 Horticulture I and Horticulture II – Landscape Construction

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us and IT Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to participate in the international marketplace as productive workers and consumers. It also encompasses a wide variety of opportunities to attain computer skills that are needed for a 21st century career.

communications, Internet, email; as well as skill development in the integration of software applications, ethical issues pertaining to information systems, and information technology careers. Computer Applications II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64122C

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I

Business Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 65992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Business and IT Education with at least one of those being a second level course. This culminating course is for seniors who are career focused in accounting and finance, business administration, business management and ownership, information technology, or office systems technology. Students are required to write a research paper, produce a product, and deliver a presentation. Business & Electronic Communication (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 65352C

Grade: 10-12

Grade: 10-12

Emphasis is placed on utilizing the computer to develop written communication skills such as composing memos, letters, and reports. Presentation software will be utilized to develop oral communication skills such as delivering oral presentations, giving instructions, interviewing for information, and presenting information/ reports in an effective manner.

Designed to provide the opportunity to master advanced skills in the areas of integrating technology devices, Internet research strategies, complex desktop publishing, multimedia production, and basic web page design. Emphasis is placed on skill development and as well as economic ethical and social issues in the information technologies area. Computer Programming I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64212C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and a passing grade in Algebra I required and additional advanced math recommended This course is designed to introduce the concepts of programming, application development, and writing software solutions in the Visual Basic environment. Emphasis is placed on the software development process, principles of user interface design, and the writing of a complete Visual Basic program. Computer Programming II – Honors (4) S

Business Law (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62152C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 64225C Grade: 11-12

Designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles common to business activities, including origin and development of law, business relationships, business organizations, and contracts. Computer Applications I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64112C

Grade: 9-12

Provides competency-based goals and objectives that will allow students to master advanced skills in the areas of word processing, database management, spreadsheets, telecommunications, desktop publishing, and presentation applications. Emphasis is on data

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I This project-based course is designed to teach students to access and manipulate data in a variety of data structures including classes, arrays, etc. Emphasis is placed on advanced functionality, packaging and deploying business solutions, and program life-cycle revision and maintenance. Advanced Computer Science Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 25045C

Grade: 10-12

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projects and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Computer Science A. This does not count as a math credit towards graduation. AP Computer Science A (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 25087C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Currently enrolled in or have completed Advanced Functions and Modeling or Pre-Calculus The AP Computer Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college-level course in Computer Science. The course will use Java programming language to emphasize object oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development. Students are expected to take the AP exam at the end of the semester. Computerized Accounting I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 63112C

Grade: 10-12

Designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles of the accounting cycle including the analysis and recording of business transactions to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and supporting data. Computerized Accounting II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 63125C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Computerized Accounting I This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. Students will be required to demonstrate their learning through performances, presentations, demonstrations, applications, processes and products. Film Production Studio I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092CD

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I or Visual Arts I This course sequence is designed for students interested

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in animation and audio/video editing. Students will explore careers in editing, film making, sound design, special effects and more. Students will develop technical skills and knowledge in these areas using Apple’s Pro Application®. (Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Parkwood, Piedmont and Porter Ridge only) Film Production Studio II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092CD2

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Film Production Studio I In this course students will develop advanced skills in each of the following digital arts: animation, audio/video editing. This project-based course will allow students to sit for one or more industry standard certification in these areas. (Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Parkwood, Piedmont and Porter Ridge only) e-Commerce I – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64155C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications II minimum grade of 85 or committee approval This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students will plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an electronic business web site. e-Commerce II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64165C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: e-Commerce I - Honors This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in electronic commerce security; payment infrastructure; secure electronic commerce transactions; and electronic commerce order entry, tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking and using customer and sales data, and other uses of databases in electronic commerce sites.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Principles of Business & Finance (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62002C

Grade: 9-12

This course introduces the major principles and concepts that are the foundation for future study of business and management. Topics of study include basic business principles, personal finance concepts, management concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and the current environment for business in a multinational marketplace. Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same pathway with at least one of those being a second level course.

family and environmental resources. Students learn to manage resources through authentic application that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans, cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison shopping, individual and family scenarios and product care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of work products and assessments for each application. Recommended work-based learning strategies include job shadowing and service learning.

Credentials and Articulated Credit Available in Business & IT Education CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) Certification

This course introduces students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each student prepares his/her own business plan.

Every organization today realizes the importance of integrating traditional business principals with one of the most useful and widely applicable business tools, the Internet. By becoming a CIW-certified professional, students can provide proof to potential employers that they have the key job skills they’re looking for, such as Web development, project management, e-commerce, security management and more.

Financial Planning/Economics (3) S

*This certification exam can be taken at the completion of the e-Commerce II – Honors course.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 63352C

Grade: 12

In Financial Planning students learn how to prepare a financial plan that includes savings, investing, borrowing, risk management (insurance), and retirement and estate planning. Economics & the World of Finance introduces students to macro and micro-economics and provides an understanding of how the market economy functions in a global setting. The course also provides students with a survey of economic concepts including all the basic principles described by the National Council on Economic Education. Students also have the opportunity to research the stock market, the ups and downs of the market and engage in trading a virtual portfolio of stocks that they choose themselves.

Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) IC³ is a globally-recognized and accepted standard certification of basic computing knowledge to be considered fundamental to academic learning and a minimum requirement for employment. Students can provide proof to employers that they have the essential computer skills necessary to do the job. *This certification exams can be taken at the completion of the Computer Application II course.

(Sun Valley only) Personal Finance (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62092C

Grade: 9-12

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Community College Articulated Credit in Business & IT Education Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses

Community College courses

Computer Application I

CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy OR CIS 113 Computer Basics AND OST 136 Word Processing

Computer Application II

OST 137 Office Software Applications OR CIS 169/CTS 125 Business Presentations AND CIS 172/WEB 110 Intro to the Internet OR CIS 165/OST 233 Desktop Publishing I

Principles of Business & Personal Finance

BUS 125 Personal Finance

Business & Electronic Communications

BUS 260 Business Communications

Small Business Entrepreneurship

BUS Small Business Management

Computerized Accounting I

ACC 111 Financial Accounting OR ACC 115 College Accounting OR ACC 118 Accounting Fundamentals I

Computerized Accounting II

ACC 119 Accounting Fundamentals II

e-Commerce I

CIS 172/WEB 110 Introduction to the Internet

e-Commerce II

ITN 160/WEB 210 Web Design

The Art Institute of Charlotte Articulated Credit in Business & IT Education Articulated Credit

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Union County Public Schools courses

Art Institute of Charlotte

Computer Application I and Computer Applications II

RS 100 Computer Applications

Family and Consumer Sciences

Apparel Development I (3) S

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for careers working with individuals and families, as well as for competence in the work of their own families. The courses emphasize the following core areas: Consumer Education and Resource Management, Early Childhood Education and Services, Family and Interpersonal Relationships, Food Production and Services, Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, Housing, Interiors, and Design, Parenting Education and Human Development, and Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion.

This course examines clothing production in the areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions, textiles, historical perspectives and design, and career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on students applying these construction and design skills to apparel and home fashion.

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1 Credit – NCWISE # 70352C

Grade: 9-12


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Apparel Development II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70362C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Apparel Development I This course focuses on advanced clothing and housing apparel development. The use of fibers and fabrics is combined with design and construction techniques to develop and run a business selling a product related to clothing or housing. FACS Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 71992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Family & Consumer Sciences, with at least one of those being a second level course. This culminating course is for seniors who are career focused in the apparel design, community and family services, early childhood education, food science, nutrition or interior design career areas. Students are required to write a research paper, produce a product, and deliver a presentation. Foods I – Fundamentals (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70452C

Grade: 10-12

This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, and food preparation.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Foods I – Fundamentals with a grade of 80 or higher This course focuses on food safety, sanitation and entrepreneurship skills. Emphasis is placed on students taking the ServSafe certification exam from the National Restaurant Association and operating a student run food service business. Housing & Interiors I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70552C

Housing & Interiors II (3) S or (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 70562C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Housing and Interiors I or Apparel Development I This is a two-block course that can be taught two blocks per semester or one block year long. This twoblock course prepares students for opportunities in the residential and non-residential interior design fields for entry-level and technical jobs. Topics include application of design theory to interior plans and production, selection of materials, and examination of business procedures. Parenting and Child Development (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70652C

Grade: 9-12

This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory. Emphasis is on the parents’ responsibilities and the influences they have on children while providing care and guidance. Pro-Start I - Course 1 Credit - NCWISE # 70092C

Grade 11th-12th

PREREQUISITE: Foods I Fundamentals with a grade B or higher.

Foods II – Advanced (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70462C

the environment, and technology. Emphasis is placed on selecting goods and services and creating functional and pleasing living environments based on sound financial decisions and design principles.

Grade: 10-12

This course examines housing and interior decisions that individuals and families make based on their needs,

This course from the National Restaurant Association introduces students into the world of professional cooking. Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation, food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are taught in the course. Students learn the fundamentals of culinary and management skills. Student mentorship and apprenticeships are an integral part of this course. (Piedmont High, Sun Valley High, Weddington High, and Parkwood High ONLY) Teen Living (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70152C

Grade: 9-10

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areas of personal and family living; wellness, nutrition, and foods: financial management; living environments; appropriate child development practices; fashion and clothing; and job readiness. Emphasis is placed on students applying these skills during their teen years.

This course introduces students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each student prepares his/her own business plan.

North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) Students who complete both levels of Early Childhood Education may be recognized as “teachers” in accordance with G.S. 110-91(8); 143 B-168.3. The Child Day Care Rules of North Carolina define “teacher” as the care giver who has responsibility for planning and implementing the daily program of activities for each group of children in a day care facility. These completers are entitled to the same benefits and are bound by the same requirements as other teachers in child care centers. To improve the quality of child care in North Carolina, the Division of Child Development created the NCECC. A NCECC prepares students to work with children directly. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, federal early childhood programs, and school-age programs.

Personal Finance (3) S

*This certification exam can be taken at the completion of the Early Childhood II course.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same pathway with at least one of those being a second level course.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 70092C

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to increase financial literacy among high school juniors and seniors and prepare them to be successful managers of their personal, family and environmental resources. Students learn to manage resources through authentic application that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans, cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison shopping, individual and family scenarios and product care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of work products and assessments for each application. Recommended work-based learning strategies include job shadowing and service learning. Community College Articulated Credit in Family & Consumer Sciences Education ServSafe Certification The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is nationally recognized and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). The ServSafe program is the most widely recognized food safety certification in the nation. ServSafe addresses food service and sanitation. Students learn food Safety practices to be utilized throughout the flow of food from purchasing to serving to reheating leftovers, hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), and how to develop a Food Safety program.

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*This certification exam can be taken at the completion of the Foods II-Advanced course.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Community College Articulated Credit in Family & Consumer Sciences Education Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses

Community College courses

Early Childhood I & II

EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Foods II Advanced

CUL 110 Sanitation and Safety

Foods I Fundamentals AND

CUL 112 Nutrition for Food Service

Foods II Advanced

The Art Institute of Charlotte Articulated Credit in Family & Consumer Sciences Education Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses

Art Institute of Charlotte

Apparel Development I Apparel Development II AND

FM 121 Fashion Industry Survey

Fashion Merchandising CUL 222 Nutrition OR

Foods I Fundamentals

SCI 103 Nutrition

Foods II – Advanced

CUL 102 Sanitation and Safety

Johnson & Wales University Articulation to Family & Consumer Sciences Education Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses

Johnson & Wales University

Foods I Fundamentals AND Foods II – Advanced

FSM 2085 Hotel Food & Beverage Operations AND Hospitality Elective

Foods II – Advanced ServSafe Manager Certificate

FSM 1065 Sanitation Management

Health Occupations Education The comprehensive Health Occupations Education program seeks to meet present and predicted needs for health care workers. It is a program that recruits qualified and motivated students and prepares them for pursuit of appropriate health careers.

This course is designed for senior students planning on entering the health or medical career. Students will be required to produce a research paper, product, and presentation. Medical Sciences I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72212C

Health Sciences Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Health Occupations; one of which must be a second level course.

Grade: 11

PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I, and Biomedical Technology This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The individual components and functions of

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each body system will be examined in detail. Special emphasis will be placed on the disease and disorder pathology of each system and its components. Medical Sciences II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72225C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical Sciences I. This is an honors course designed to introduce and prepare the senior high school student with an enhanced opportunity to pursue a health care career. Students will participate in shadowing experiences with exemplary health care professionals. A screening committee will evaluate student applications based on academic performance, school attendance, conduct and readiness for the professional environment. Selected students must be able to provide their own transportation and have updated immunizations. Biomedical Technology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72002C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Must have had or currently taking Biology, Algebra I and Health Team Relations. Survey course designed to investigate current and 21st century medical and health care practices using computerized databases, media, and visiting health team professionals. Topics include the world of biomedical technology, the language of medicine, present and evolving biomedical specialties, biomedical ethics: crises and alternatives, and health career development.

Health Team Relations (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72102C

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include medical terminology, the history of health care agencies, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities, career explorations, cultural awareness, medical math, leadership and career decision-making. Basic academic skills, employability skills, critical thinking skills , teamwork and the use of technology are reinforced in this course. Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 62352C Grade: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Two technical credits in the same pathway with at least one of those being a second level course. This course introduces students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each student prepares his/her own business plan.

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Union County Public Schools courses

Community College Courses

Medical Sciences I

MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I

Medical Sciences II

MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND MED 122 Medical Terminology II

PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011


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Marketing Education The purpose of the Marketing Education instructional program is to prepare students for advancement in marketing and management careers. The courses address such topics as production, inventory control, effective promotion, and human resources.

Note: A student must be enrolled in a marketing class during the Coop semester or prior to Coop, but in the same school year. Students must have an approved application in order to register for this credit. Marketing Management (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66222C

Fashion Merchandising (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66312C

PREREQUISITE: Marketing Grade: 10-12

This course is designed for students interested in the fashion industry. Topics include an overview of the fashion industry, evolution and movement of fashion, career development, merchandising, risk management, promotion, and fashion show production. Marketing (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66212C

Grade: 10-12

Students develop basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them to enter the field of marketing either immediately upon graduation from high school or upon completion of a program of study beyond the high school level. Marketing Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three courses in the marketing pathway, of which one must be a second level course This culminating exit course for seniors that are careerfocused in a particular marketing sector. Students are required to write a research paper, produce a product, and deliver a presentation.

An in-depth study is made as students continue the sequence of studies begun in Marketing. Topics included are merchandising, marketing analysis, and physical and supportive marketing functions. Marketing skills are developed to enable students to function effectively in the private enterprise system. To expand course content, alternative avenues of learning, such as internships, simulations, group and individual projects, and co-op experiences are utilized. Personal Finance (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66092C

Marketing Coop Education (3) S Grade: 11-12

Students enrolling in marketing education courses may choose to participate in a cooperative education work experience during the same school year. A student choosing the cooperative work approach must be employed in an approved job by the deadline, submits wage and hour documentation, and completes other assignments as required by the CTE Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Please see the Marketing Coop Policy Manual for more details.

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to increase financial literacy among high school juniors and seniors and prepare them to be successful managers of their personal, family and environmental resources. Students learn to manage resources through authentic application that are relevant to their lives – e.g., spending plans, cost analysis, strategic career plans, comparison shopping, individual and family scenarios and product care demonstrations. Students compile a portfolio of work products and assessments for each application. Recommended work-based learning strategies include job shadowing and service learning. Principles of Business & Finance (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66002C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 66976C

Grade: 11-12

Grade: 9-12

This course introduces the major principles and concepts that are the foundation for future study of business and management. Topics of study include basic business principles, personal finance concepts, management concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and the current environment for business in a multinational marketplace.

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Small Business/Entrepreneurship (3) S

Sports & Entertainment Marketing II (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 66152C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 66712C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Two credits in the same pathway with at least one of these being a second level course This course introduces students to the rewards and risks of owning or operating a business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. Skills in communication, technical writing, mathematics, research, and problem-solving are reinforced as each student prepares his/her own business plan. Sports & Entertainment Marketing I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66702C

Grade: 10-12

This course is designed for students interested in sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis is placed on the following: branding; licensing; naming rights; business foundations; promotion; safety and security; and human relations.

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Sports & Entertainment Marketing I This course is designed for students interested in an advanced study of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis is placed on business management, career development options, client relations, ethics, events management, facilities management, legal issues and contracts, promotion, and sponsorship. Travel & Tourism Marketing (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 66452C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Marketing or Sports and Entertainment Marketing I This course is designed to provide a foundation for students interested in careers in travel, tourism, or recreational marketing. Emphasis is placed on the hospitality/tourism industry, customer relations, travel destinations, tourism promotion, economics, and career development.

Community College Articulated Credit for Marketing Education Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses

Community College courses

Principles of Business and Personal Finance

BUS 125 Personal Finance

Small Business Entrepreneurship

BUS 230 Small Business Management

Marketing and Marketing Management

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing

Strategic Marketing

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing

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Union County Public Schools courses

Community College courses

Principles of Business and Personal Finance

BUS 125 Personal Finance

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Trade and Industrial Education Many of these courses lead to certifications recognized by business and industry. Hands-on experiences and Skills USA leadership activities provide opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 77512C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Trade and Industrial Education Through studies of residential and light commercial climate control, students learn basic principles of electric, oil, heat pump, gas, hydronic, and solar assisted units. Curriculum includes the safe use of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment utilized in the trade. (Parkwood and Monroe only)

Apprenticeship Credit (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79966C

Grade: 11-12

This is an on-the-job training opportunity for juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old and interested in learning a skilled occupation. Students must apply for this program and credit. Students accepted into this program will be paid above average wages while they are being trained. Students must work 450 hours on the job. Priority will be given to students who are enrolled in a Level II or higher career and technical education course during their senior year. High school apprentices will have permission to leave school early in order to work part-time in their apprenticeships. All of the onthe-job training and course work completed by the high school apprentice will be certified by the North Carolina Department of Labor. NOTE: Students should enroll in Apprenticeship Credit each semester (One unit may be earned per semester).

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 77522C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Ref. I. Students learn blueprint and specification reading, ductwork design and fabrication, materials selection, job cost calculation, mechanical codes, heat load calculations, and installation procedures. Shop and construction safety practices are emphasized. Skills are developed and practiced in the fabrication and installation of duct systems and unit installation in residential dwellings. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to shop and project work. Students also have an opportunity to visit local construction sites and industries. Students completing this course are prepared to go into employment, apprenticeship training, or technical college. (Parkwood and Monroe only) Air Conditioning & Refrigeration III (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 77532C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Air Conditioning & Ref. I & II This course reinforces the competencies learned in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I & II. Approximately 75% of the time in class will be devoted to shop and project work. Students completing this course are prepared to go into employment, apprenticeship training, or technical college. (Parkwood and Monroe only) PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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Cosmetology I (3) Y 4 Credits – NCWISE # 78112B

Grade: 11

PREREQUISITE: Principals of Business, Marketing, and Small Business Entrepreneurship. This course introduces developmental skills, employment opportunities, and career information required for the cosmetology industry. Topics include facials, manicures, hair cutting, chemical relaxing and restructuring, wet hair styling, and hair coloring and lighting. Skills in mathematics, science, biology, leadership, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Students are required to purchase uniforms, shoes, and equipment that meet State Board of Cosmetic Arts’ requirements. To receive three (3) units of credit for the course, a student must complete six hundred (600) hours of supervised in-class work which requires additional time beyond the traditional course time. Students will be required to attend 4 weeks of a Summer School. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation. Cosmetology II (3) Y 4 Credits – NCWISE # 78122C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Cosmetology I, Cosmetology Summer School. Twelve-hundred (1200) hours qualify the student to take the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts Licensing Examination after which the student must complete a six (6) month apprenticeship. Fifteen-hundred (1500) hours qualify the student to take the Licensing Examination with no apprenticeship requirement. In Cosmetology II, students practice the skills learned by working with customers in the clinic. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to clinic work. In order for a student to receive three (3) units of credit for Cosmetology II, he/ she must have a total of twelve-hundred (1200) hours of supervised class work. Students who complete all requirements are expected to take the NC State Board of Cosmetics Licensing Examination. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation.

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Introduction To Trade And Industrial Education (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 74002C

Grade: 9-10

This course introduces students to a possibility of six majors available in the Central Academy of Technology and Arts. Students may rotate to different laboratories for instruction. Topics include Level I objectives from each of the career majors being introduced. Skills in communication, science, mathematics, and leadership are reinforced in this course. (Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Forest Hills, Monroe and Parkwood only)


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Credentials available in Trade and Industrial Education CareerSafe (OSHA 10) Certification with Welding, Carpentry, and Masonry Programs NCCER Credentials are available via Masonry, Construction/Carpentry, Electrical/HVAC, and Welding. Community College Articulated Credit for Drafting Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses 7921 – Drafting I and 7962 – Drafting II Engineering

Community College courses DFT 151 CAD I

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Individual Academics Individual Academics

The Individual Academic courses are designed for students who meet the requirements of the Rules Governing Programs for Exceptional Children. Curricula are designed to enable students to complete the majority of the courses required for graduation. PREREQUISITE are based on rules governing Programs for Exceptional Children. All courses are one credit and courses marked with an * have an end-of-course test.

Individual Academics English

Individual Academics Science

English I (1) S

Physical Science (1) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10211C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30101C

English II (1) S

Biology I (1) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10221C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30201C

English III (1) S

Earth/Environmental Science (1) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10231C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30381C

English IV (1) S

The purpose of these courses is to prepare the student to apply science to everyday life. Course content will address graduation requirements for physical science, biology, and earth/environmental science.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10241C Individual Academics Mathematics IA Math I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20081C Algebra 1-A (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20211C Algebra 1-B (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20221C IA Math II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20091C These courses provide for sequential development of mathematic skills from general math through Algebra I-B. Each student should be enrolled at the highest level for his or her aptitude.

Individual Academics Social Studies Civics/Economics (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40522CIA U.S. History (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40211C World Geography (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40311C World History (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40241C Social Studies I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40101C Social Studies II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40101C2 The social studies courses prepare students to become contributing self-sufficient members in society. Course content will address graduation requirements for World History, Civics and Economics, and U. S. History.

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JUNIOR ROTC Air Force Junior ROTC Program (Monroe, Parkwood, Piedmont and Porter Ridge)

The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program is a character building course which seeks to develop an informed citizen with a strong sense of self-reliance, and awareness of citizenship responsibilities in today’s global society. This is reflected in the AFJROTC mission, to “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” The AFJROTC is designed as a four-year program. Although participation in the entire program is encouraged, students may take one to four years if desired. Classes are fun, active and challenging. Classes meet with the same frequency as other full-credit classes. Regulation Air Force uniforms are issued free of charge and are worn once each week and for appropriate cadet functions. Appropriate military protocol is followed in the classrooms. Field trips to various military facilities are taken throughout the year to observe military operations first hand. Supervised orientation flights aboard military aircraft are offered when available from supporting military bases. The cadet corps color guard and drill teams compete against other JROTC units throughout the state and perform at school and community events. Cadets may be offered opportunities to attend Summer Leadership Schools and Summer Honors Programs. Corps’ activities and class work are designed to build camaraderie among the cadets, and students are given the opportunity to build on their social and leadership skills in a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities. Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior ROTC. Further, the AFJROTC program is not a recruiting platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students that complete a minimum of two years in AFJROTC can qualify for ROTC college scholarships, service academy appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades should they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In addition, scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500.

JROTC IA – Aviation History through WWII (3) S

JROTC IIA – Science of Flight

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CA

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CA

Grade: 9-12

This is a history course designed to acquaint the students with historical development and roles of the US military and flight through WWII. The leadership studies portion focuses on Air Force customs and courtesies, uniform wear, attitude and discipline, time and stress management, good study and test-taking skills, basic drill and physical fitness. JROTC IB – Post WWII Aviation History through Today (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CB

Grade: 9-12

This is a history course designed to acquaint the students with the historical development and role of the US military and flight from post WWII through military operations occurring today. The leadership studies portion focuses health care, nutrition, physical fitness, drill, body image, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and US citizenship.

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B This course is designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, and the basic principles of aircraft flight, flight power, types of aircraft, and the principles of navigation. The leadership studies portion focuses on effective communication skills, basic leadership concepts, understanding individuals and group behavior, drill and physical fitness. JROTC IIB – Global Studies of Europe, Middle East, and South Asia (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CB

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B The course introduces students to various regions of the world from geographic, historical and cultural perspective to increase international awareness. The leadership studies portion focuses on effective communication skills, basic leadership concepts, drill and physical fitness. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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JROTC IIC – Global Studies of East Asia, Africa and Latin America (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CC

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B

JROTC IVA – Cadet Management & Survival (3) S

The course introduces students to various regions of the world from geographic, historical and cultural perspective to increase international awareness. The leadership studies portion focuses on understanding individuals and group behavior, drill and physical fitness.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CA

JROTC IIIA – Introduction to Astronomy (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CA

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B This course is designed to introduce the student to the history of astronomy, the Earth, the Moon, the solar system and planets. The leadership studies portion focuses on career choices after high school and succeeding in job search, physical fitness and drill/staff functions. JROTC IIIB – Exploration of Space (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CB

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B This course is designed to introduce students to space exploration, orbits, spacecraft and launch vehicles and space mission operations and management. The leadership studies portion focuses on financial planning, banking, credit, investing, real life issues, physical fitness and drill/staff functions. JROTC IIIC – Honors (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CC

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Any JROTC II course and recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI). In addition to completing the standard course curriculum for B-903A JROTC IIIA or B-903B JROTC IIIB, each student will select a topic of personal or professional interest connected to national security, the military or AFJROTC and approved by the SASI. The student will complete a three-part honors project on the selected topic as follows: a research paper or physical project, a portfolio/notebook that contains documentation of the project process throughout the semester and an eight

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Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B The cadet management portion affords the cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practices. The survival instruction will provide instruction in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully perform fundamental tasks needed for survival. The leadership studies portion focuses on understanding the fundamentals of managements, managing yourself, and others. It also includes physical fitness and drill/skill functions. JROTC IVB – Cadet Management (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CB

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B The cadet management portion affords the cadets additional opportunities to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice. The leadership studies portion focuses on additional fundamentals of management and leadership, physical fitness and drill/ staff functions. JROTC IVC – Honors (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CC

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: B-903C JROTC IIIC (Honors) and recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI). In addition tom completing the standard course curriculum for B-904A JROTC IVA or B-904B JROTC IVB, each student will select a topic of personal or professional interest connected to national security, the military or AFJROTC and approved by the SASI. The student will complete a three-part honors project on the selected topic as follows: a research paper or physical project, a portfolio/notebook that contains documentation of the project process throughout the semester and an eight to ten minute PowerPoint presentation to the project committee.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us JROTC V – Aviation Ground School (3) S

the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C4

This course is the foundation for students interested in receiving a private pilot’s license. When the course is completed the students should be prepared to take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written examination. The leadership studies portion focuses on leadership theory and leadership styles. It also includes physical fitness and drill/staff functions.

The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures at the appropriate level commensurate with their enrollment experience.

JROTC VIA – Drill and Ceremonies I (3) S

JROTC VID – Drill and Ceremonies IV (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6A

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6D

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B

Grade: 9-12

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IA or B and must take the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall

PREREQUISITE: JROTC IV course and must take the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall

The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures at the appropriate level commensurate with their enrollment experience.

The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures at the appropriate level commensurate with their enrollment experience.

JROTC VIB – Drill and Ceremonies II (3) S

Naval Junior ROTC Program

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6B

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC II course and must take the AS/LE course concurrently or in the fall The Drill and Ceremonies course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn Air Force drill concepts and procedures at the appropriate level commensurate with their enrollment experience. JROTC VIC – Drill and Ceremonies III (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C6C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: JROTC III course and must take

(Forest Hills, Sun Valley) The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. Electronic classroom equipment, textbooks, uniforms, educational training aids, travel allowance, and a cost-share of instructors’ salaries are provided by the Navy. The NJROTC promotes patriotism, develops informed and responsible citizens, respect for constructed authority, and leadership potential. NJROTC promotes high school completion, higher education and community service. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us The purpose is to develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership skills. NJROTC promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security and provides information on the military services as a possible career. Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior ROTC. Further, the NJROTC program is not a recruiting platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students that complete a minimum of two years in NJROTC can qualify for ROTC college scholarships, service academy appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades should they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In addition, scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500.

Cadet Field Manual (3) S

Grade: 9-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95012CFM This course instructs cadets on the proper wearing of the Navy uniform, Military Customs and Courtesies and introduces them to military drill. Intro to NJROTC (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95022CIN PREREQUISITE: Students must take 95012CFM and 95022CIN as PREREQUISITE to all other subsequent courses. This course teaches the cadets about the history of the JROTC program, Citizenship, laws, Authority and Responsibility. Maritime History (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95032CMH This course teaches cadets the history of wars at sea, Strategy and Tactics used in battle and an overview of the U.S. Navy. Nautical Sciences (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNV This course teaches the cadets about Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy and Aeronautical Science.

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Naval Knowledge (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNK This course teaches the cadets about the importance of Sea Power, National Security and the Laws of the Sea. Naval Skills (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042CNS This course teaches the cadets about ship board life, rules of the road, and Navigation. Leadership Theory (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C7 This is an advanced course that teaches cadets about Ethics, Morals and has real life case studies concerning these issues. Leadership Theory (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95042C8 This is an advanced course that teaches cadets about being in positions of Authority and their responsibilities for others.

Science Credit for JROTC Courses The Nautical Sciences portion of Naval JROTC may be taken as a science elective. See the Science course listings for more information.


MISCELLANEOUS COURSES Academic Orientation (3) S

1 Credit – NCWISE # 61452B

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202BAO

Designed to develop the fundamental attitudes and behaviors needed to secure employment and advance in a career. Skills are generic to all occupations, and emphasize proficiency in the workplace, problem solving, teamwork, and self-management. In addition, skills are developed which are specific to investigating, securing, and maintaining appropriate employment.

This course is a summer transition program designed to provide additional academic support for ninth grade students. The focus of this class will be to improve the student’s fundamental skills in the areas of Math and English. This class will involve critical fundamental pieces of the curricula from both Algebra 1A and Modular English. (Forest Hills High ONLY) Advanced Computer Science Topics (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 25045C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling (formerly Algebra III/Trig.) This course is paired with AP Computer Science A to help students design and carry out programming projects and to understand the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the AP Computer Science A. This does not count as a math credit towards graduation.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Advanced Functions & Modeling (formerly Algebra III/Trig.) The AP Computer Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college-level course in Computer Science. The course will use Java programming language to emphasize object oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development. Students are expected to take the AP exam in May. This does not count as a math credit towards graduation. Academic Internship (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40622C

Computer Competency (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 25011C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Approval of subject teacher Students will have an opportunity to explore academic or career interests in the community with civic, business, or individual internships. Career Management (3) S

Grade: 9-12

Student referral by guidance department. This course is designed for students who have not met N.C. Computer Competency Requirements for a high school diploma. A student may take this course as many times as necessary in order to meet the N.C. Competency requirements. Freshman Focus (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CFF

AP Computer Science A (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 25087C

(Central Academy of Technology and Arts)

Grade: 9-12

Academic planning and support topics such as study skills, social skills, citizenship, and college planning are covered. Schools may focus on specific topics to address identified student needs. Academic Competition (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CAC

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation This course will allow students involved in academic competitions like Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl to prepare for competition. Students may earn elective credit for each time the course is taken. Leadership Skills (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CLS

Grade: 9-12

Designed to develop leadership potential in students, this course includes studies of effective leadership styles and character values. It also provides first-hand experience in organizing, promoting, and implementing projects.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 61452C Grade: 9-12 Career Management (3) Y PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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Living For Teens (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CLT

Grade: 9-12

This course will provide students with daily living skills instruction. (South Providence)

Study Skills Support Lab (2) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95502C

Library Media Information Skills (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95152C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Application and Media Coordinator Approval Student will explore and evaluate a variety of print and non-print resources to interact with ideas in an information-intensive environment. Topics include research strategies, ethical behavior, and the use of technologies for information retrieval and automation of media center functions. Credit will be given for each semester the student is enrolled in the course.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Application and Media Coordinator/Instructor approval Students will apply production techniques while creating multimedia projects and/or school news broadcast over closed circuit networks. Topics include scriptwriting, identification of media bias, graphics production, visual advertising, and digital/video editing. Credit will be given for each semester the student is enrolled in the course. Peer Tutoring (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CPT

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Principal selection Designed to involve students in maintaining a positive climate in the schools. Students are selected for the program on the basis of leadership and helping ability.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Geometry This course is strongly recommended for college and tech prep students. SAT Prep is designed for those

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This course is designed to provide additional academic support for students in regular classes. In addition to providing support for regular class work, teachers will also teach study skills and academic skills to fit the individual students’ needs. The student will get nonacademic elective credit each time he/she takes the course. Students are recommended by their counselor or academic teachers for this course. Teacher Cadet I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95122C

Grade: 11-12

This course introduces students to the profession of teaching. Along with various instructional practices and activities, the students are involved in a classroom experience at the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval of the instructor, students may complete the experience at the high school level.) Teacher Cadet II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95132C

PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet I This course continues to introduce students to the profession of teaching. Students learn to prepare lessons and are involved in a classroom experience at the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval of the instructor, students may complete the experience at the high school level.) Teacher Cadet III – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C3

SAT Preparation (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95102C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE/COPREREQUISITE: Sociology

Media Literacy (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95202CMP

students who would like to achieve their best possible SAT, PSAT, or ACT test scores. Test-taking strategies, vocabulary study, reading comprehension, and mathematics review will be the primary focus.

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet II This course is recommended for rising seniors who have a desire to become future educators. It provides the opportunity to explore the field of education through an internship with a mentoring teacher in an elementary or


www.ucps.k12.nc.us middle school setting. This course requires the student to participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet Program. Teacher Cadet IV – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C4

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet III To allow rising seniors who have a desire to become future educators and who have completed the Teacher Cadet I, II and III courses, the opportunity to explore the field of education through an internship with a mentoring teacher in an elementary or middle school setting. This course requires the student to participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet Program.

Pre-College Reading (3) S

Grade: 10-12

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95102CC PREREQUISITE: Students planning to attend school beyond high school. This course deals with improving comprehension and study skills including critical reading and thinking skills, mastery of the dictionary and library reference skills. Reading Across the Curriculum (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10012C

Grade: 9-12

This course is designed to enhance and support students’ reading in all subject areas. Vocabulary development will be a major part of this course.

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OCCUPATIONAL COURSES This is one of four courses of study through which a student may earn a high school diploma. It focuses on functional skills and workplace management. Eligibility for participation is determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team which includes students and parents. A student should only be considered for participation if the IEP Team determines that the NC Standard Course of Study is inappropriate for the student even with the use of modifications, adaptations, supplemental aids and services. Students enter the program in the ninth grade.

OCCUPATIONAL COURSE OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS CONTENT

CREDIT

COURSE NAME AND NUMBER

English

4 Credits

B-105 Occupational English I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92100C B-106 Occupational English II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92110C B-107 Occupational English III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92120C B-108 Occupational English IV (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92130C Occupational English I In this course, students will explore and examine a variety of communication modes and the importance each plays in daily living and employment settings. Reading and Writing strategies will be applied to interpret and express factual and functional information. Occupational English II Students in this course will analyze and employ effective communication strategies in both daily living and employment settings. Students will learn to use standard rules of convention and syntax to give and request information. Occupational English III Enables students to read, write and orally express information required in a variety of daily living and employment settings. Students will demonstrate effective oral communication in a variety of settings. Occupational English IV Integration of oral, written and visual skills to communicate effectively in a variety of daily living and employment situations.

Mathematics

3 Credits

B-214 Occupational Math I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92200C B-215 Occupational Math II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92210C B-216 Occupational Math III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92220C Occupational Math I Focuses on the areas of computation, financial management, time and measurement, independent living and technology with cooperative learning within the classroom and the community. Occupational Math II Application of skills in math computation, financial management, time and measurement, independent living and technology. Occupational Math III Emphasizes the application of math skills in the community and places of employment.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Science

2 Credits

B-305 Life Skills Science I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92310C B-306 Life Skills Science II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92320C Life Skills Science I This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to practice safety in all areas of life and maintain healthy lifestyles. Life Skills Science II Students will develop basic, functional knowledge of science concepts in the areas of earth science, environmental science, and physical science.

Social Studies

2 Credits

B-474 Social Studies I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92450C B-475 Social Studies II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92460C Social Studies I (Government/US History) This course is designed to provide the student with a basic background in United States history, knowledge of government and political design, citizenship issues, personal economics and the local geography they need to become responsible citizens and consumers. Social Studies II (Self-Advocacy/Problem Solving) This course is designed to teach students concepts and skills related to selfadvocacy and self-determination.

Computer Skills

As Needed

Computer proficiency as specified in the Individual Education Plan.

Health & PE

1 Credit

B-813 Health and PE (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 90112C

Career and Technical

4 Credits

Select credits to best prepare for future career interests. Students may enroll in a career and technical course multiple times for credit.

Arts Education

Not Required

It is recommended that at least one credit in an arts discipline be taken.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Electives

6 Credits

B-921 Occupational Preparation I (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92400C B-922 Occupational Preparation II (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92410C B-923 Occupational Preparation III (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92420C B-924 Occupational Preparation IV (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92430C Students will complete 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based training, and 360 hours of competitive employment. Occupational Preparation I This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals attitudes, behaviors, and habits needed to obtain and maintain employment in their career choice and make career advancements. Students will participate in school-based learning activities including work ethic development, job-seeking skills, decision-making skills, and selfmanagement. Students will be involved in on-campus vocational training activities such as school factories, work-based enterprises, hands-on vocational training in Career Technical Education courses and the operation of small businesses. Formal career planning and development of knowledge regarding transition planning begins in this course and continues throughout the strand of Occupational Preparation courses. Occupational Preparation II This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors; resource management, communications, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina, endurance, safety, mobility skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills also will be refined. Occupational Preparation III This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors; resource management, communications, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina, endurance, safety, mobility skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills also will be refined. Occupational Preparation IV This course gives students the opportunity to synthesize all the skills acquired in previous Occupational Preparation courses and apply them to their personal career choice. This course allows students to solve work-related problems experienced in competitive employment, practice self-advocacy skills and master the theoretical and practical aspects of their career choice. Students finish completing the 360 hours of integrated competitive employment in a community setting required for successful completion of the Occupational Course of Study. Students also will develop a job placement portfolio that provides an educational and vocational record of their high school experience. OCS Career Training (1) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 92400CC PREREQUISITE: Occupational Preparation I This course is designed to provide students in the Occupational Course of Study with the opportunity to participate in off-campus vocational training that is in alignment with their post-school employment goal. The course allows release time for students to be involved in work-based learning activities including but not limited to: internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, community service projects, vocational job coach services, individual competitive employment placements, or supported employment. This course may be repeated more than one time for credit based on the student’s need for work-based vocational training.

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Completion of IEP Objectives and a Career Portfolio

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SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS Academies of Forest Hills High School – Middle College And FHHS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy Career Academy of South Providence School Central Academy of Technology and Arts International Baccalaureate at Marvin Ridge High School

basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/ mathematics

Monroe High School Architectural, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Academy

Orientation to Medical Assisting

Union County Early College

1 Credit - NCWISE # 7222U

Academies of Forest Hills High School

This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to project a positive attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting.

• Middle College • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy

Middle College High School Program The Middle College High School program at Forest Hills High School will provide students with the opportunity to earn a college certificate during high school in which students can use towards a degree at South Piedmont Community College. The college credits earned at Forest Hills High School can be transferred to select community colleges and universities across North Carolina.

Medical Assisting – Office Laboratory Technician (COLT) Certification Introduction to Computers 3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer.

Grade 9-12

Orientation to Clinical Setting I 1 Credit - NCWISE # 7222UC

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Medical Assisting or COLT programs This course provides an early opportunity to observe and/or perform in the medical setting. Emphasis is placed on medical assisting procedures including appointment scheduling, filing, greeting patient, telephone techniques, billing, collections, medical records, and related medical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify administrative and clinical procedures in the medical environment. Medical asepsis such as hand washing and donning sterile gloves will be introduced. Medical Terminology I 3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM1

Grade 9-12

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Topics include identification of hardware components,

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FOREST HILLS (STEM) Admin. Office Procedures I 2 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UA1

Grade 9-12

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer.

This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.

Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems. This course has been approved to satisfy

Laboratory Procedures I

the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/ mathematics.

5 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UL1

Grade 9-12

This will be a dual enrollment at SPCC and FHHS; Transportation must be provided by the student. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Medical Assisting or COLT programs This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics. *Students must be 18 years old to enroll in this course at SPCC. This course can be taken after graduation to complete the COLT Certification.

Medical Terminology I 3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM1

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders. Medical Terminology II 3 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UM2

Grade 9-12

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders. Administrative Office Procedures I 2 Credits- NCWISE # 7222UA1

Medical Office Administration Certificate Introduction to Computers 3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores

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Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: MED 121

Medical/Legal Issues 3 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UM

Grade 9-12

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Grade 9-12

This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Administrative Office Procedures II 2 Credits - NCWISE # 7222UA2

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: MED 130 This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel. Keyboarding 2 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UK

Grade 9-12

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.

Grade 9-12

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Office Systems Technology – Microsoft Office Certificate Introduction to Computers 3 Credits - NCWISE # 2599UI

Presentation Graphics 3 Credits - NCWISE # 64122UP

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: CIS 110 This course provides hands-on experience with a graphics presentation package. Topics include terminology, effective chart usage, design and layout, integrating hardware components, and enhancing presentations with text, graphics, audio and video. Upon completion, students should be able to design and demonstrate an effective presentation.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Academy (STEM)

Medical/Legal Issues 3 Credits - NCWISE # 64112UM

to solve problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/ mathematics

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: CIS 070 or appropriate CPT scores This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer

The Science Technology Engineering & Math Academy at Forest Hills High School will provide challenging curriculum created by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Project Lead The Way. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for a career, earn honors level course credit, earn articulated college credit, and/ or a Certified Nurse Aide credential or EMT credential, which is recognized by industry while in high school. Links of interest: http://ncpltw.pratt.duke.edu/, and www. ncpublicschools.org/cte/trade/curriculum/programs/.

Advanced Manufacturing Systems - Project Lead The Way Engineering These courses provide students with hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Courses will prepare students for academic and professional success in engineering using activities, projects and problem-based learning. Students will have real world applications of technologies learned. Project Lead the Way curriculum will be used for this series and is a nationally renowned curriculum. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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PLTW Principles of Engineering - Honors

Fundamentals of Technology 1 Credit - NCWISE # 81102C

Grade: 9-10

This course provides PREREQUISITE hands-on experiences in principles and processes essential for the study of the technology systems courses and develops a foundation for students interested in any technical field of study. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, design, technical communication, modeling, testing, evaluation, and implications of technology. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, language and fine arts. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and field trips. This course and TSA technical and leadership activities develop skills essential for students interested in technical or engineering career fields. PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design - Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80205C

Grade 9-10

In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80305C

Grade: 10-12

1 Credit - NCWISE # 80215C

Grade 11

First Semeter PREREQUISITE: #8020 Introduction to Engineering Design This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and hightech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community. PLTW Digital Electronics - Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80225C

Grade 11

Second Semester PREREQUISITE: #8021 Principles of Engineering This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

PREREQUISITE: #8022 Digital Electronics The major focus of this course is to answer questions such as: How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? As students find the answers to these questions, they learn about the history of manufacturing, a sampling of manufacturing processes, robotics, and automation. The course is built around several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems.

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PLTW Engineering Design & Development Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80405C PREREQUISITE: Architecture

#8031

Civil

Grade 12 Engineering

and

This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The product development lifecycle and a design process are used


www.ucps.k12.nc.us to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team presents and defends their solution to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead The Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. This course also engages students in time management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to students in the future. Drafting I 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79212XS

Grade 9-12

This course introduces students to the use of graphic tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found in the engineering and design pathways. Topics include sketching, geometric construction techniques, orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views, auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields should enroll in this course.

in this course. Work-based strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the production of completed drawings. Electronics I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals of direct current. Students learn electrical theory, Ohm’s law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis is placed on methods of measuring and calculating resistance, voltage and current in series and series - parallel circuits. Additional topics cover schematic diagrams electronic components, soldering, tools, safety, and occupations in the electronics field.

Drafting II-Engineering Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79725C

Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Drafting I This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools used in the architecture, structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis is placed on the CAD tools in the creation of floor plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. Math, science and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the production of completed drawings. Drafting III-Engineering Honors 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79735C

Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Drafting II-Architectural Honors and teacher approval This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving are reinforced PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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Community College Articulated Credit for Drafting Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses 7921 – Drafting I and 7962 – Drafting II Engineering

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical information and skills through a variety of technical and practical learning experiences which lead to an EMTBasic certification in North Carolina. Medical Sciences I 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C Grade 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Biology, Algebra I and Biomedical Technology This course uses advanced investigative approaches in the study of medicine and health care. This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The individual components and functions of each body system will be placed on the disease and disorder pathology of each system and its components.

Community College courses DFT 151 CAD I

Medical Science II Honors-EMT Basic 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72225C

Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied Health Science I & passing score on the community college TABE reading test. This course will focus on acquiring the EMT Basic certification through SPCC. This specialized course is designed to prepare potential health care workers, i.e. EMS, preferably seniors, for performance in an advanced technical or professional health career. Emphasis is placed on professional development, communications, safety, bioethical/legal practices, healthcare delivery systems, assessment and diagnostic practices, health maintenance practices, and problem-solving and decision making. Skills in mathematics, science, and communications are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies include the development of individualized clinical skills specifically related to emergency services (minimum of 60 hours with 36 hours of ride time on an ambulance) to be completed after school or on weekends. Students will be required to spend 4 Saturdays (8 hours each) at SPCC for hands-on skill training.

Community College Articulated Credit for EMT Certification for Medical Science Courses Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses Medical Sciences I Medical Sciences II

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Community College courses MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND MED 122 Medical Terminology II


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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical information and skills through a variety of technical and practical learning experiences which lead to an CNA certification in North Carolina which would qualify students for a Nurse Aide I position and/or help students to get into a Registered Nurse program at a college or university. Medical Sciences I 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology, Algebra I and Biomedical Technology This course uses advanced investigative approaches in the study of medicine and health care. This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The individual components and functions of each body system will be placed on the disease and disorder pathology of each system and its components.

Allied Health Sciences II – Nurse Aide I 2 Credits - NCWISE # 72122C

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Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical Sciences I This course is designed to prepare potential health care workers, preferably seniors, to become effective and efficient multi-skilled health team members. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency in employability skills, emergency care skills, safety skills, clerical skills, and health care skills. The work-based learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 65hour clinical internship where student interns deliver health care in local hospitals, medical/ dental/veterinarian offices, nursing/convalescent/ retirement facilities, wellness centers, etc. Skills in science, mathematics, communications, health, and social studies are reinforced in this course. HOSA activities support networking with health care agencies and professionals through the development of clinical expertise and volunteerism.

Community College Articulated Credit for CNA Program for Allied/Medical Science Courses Articulated Credit

Union County Public Schools courses Medical Sciences I or Allied Health I Allied Health II

Community College courses MED 110 Orientation to Medical Assistant AND MED 112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I MED 121 Medical Terminology I AND MED 122 Medical Terminology II

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CAREER ACADEMY OF SOUTH PROVIDENCE In keeping with UCPS’s motto “Growing Possibilities….” this program offers older students at-risk for dropping out of school an opportunity to complete the requirements for high school graduation in a non-traditional setting. Furthermore, UCPS recognizes some of our students need to work to support families and tend to drop out of school to meet these obligations. The program is designed to offer flexibility around school and work hours which provides the motivation to continue schooling while working. Additionally, the program will be structured to exclude students who are on track for a 28 credit diploma. Career Academy Diploma program is a highly structured and limited opportunity for a select number of students whose circumstances prevent graduation from high school. Students must complete 20 to 21 required and elective credits in order to receive a North Carolina high school diploma. The program is coordinated through the home school in conjunction with South Providence School. Referrals are submitted by the school principal and reviewed by a committee of school system staff. Only students who demonstrate a high degree of motivation and cooperation will be accepted into the program.

Guidelines: 1. Students must have (unsuccessfully) completed 3 semesters and be 16 years old before admission to the program. 2. A plan for graduation will be developed for every student admitted to the program by the Dropout Prevention Counselor. 3. The school principal will have the authority to dismiss any student from the diploma program who is disruptive, uncooperative, or not making progress toward graduation. 4. Only students displaying a significant hardship that will impede their ability to graduate from high school in the traditional fashion or who are strongly considering dropping out of school will be admitted. 5. The principal and the Dropout Prevention Committee reserve the right to deny admission to any student who does not meet the set criteria. Students must complete the following courses required by North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. Credits

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Entry prior to 2009

Entry 2009 or after

Program Area

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4

English Language Arts I, II, III, and IV

3

4

Mathematics (For prior to 2009 Algebra I and 2 additional math courses. For 2009 or later: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level math course with Algebra II as a prerequisite or Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a higher level math with Integrated Mathematics as prerequisite)

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Science (A Physical Science or Chemistry course, Biology, and an Earth/ Environmental Science Course)

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Social Studies (World History, Civics/Economics, and U.S. History)

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Healthful Living

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6

Elective credits to include at least two second-level or advanced courses (Ex. of electives include JROTC and other courses that are of interest to the student.)

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CATA Central Academy of

Computer Engineering Technology I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79912C

Technology and Arts

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and Algebra I

Information Technology Academy Medical Sciences Academy Performing Arts Academy Pre-Engineering Academy Teacher Preparation Academy Transportation Systems Academy

Central Academy of Technology and Arts Career and Technical Education *The following CTE courses are taught only at Central Academy Technology and Arts

Information Technology Academy In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following major courses as determined by their academy. Networking I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79802C

Grade: 9-12

Grade: 10-12

Networking I Business Education (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 63412C This course provides a broad-based foundation in the administration of computer network systems. Emphasis is on PC/network hardware and operating systems, architecture, protocols, design and security, and career development. Communication, mathematics, and critical thinking skills are strengthened throughout the course.

This course introduces the essential hardware competencies for an entry-level PC service technician. This course focuses on the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware exam objectives. Students demonstrate basic knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems. The work-based strategy appropriate for this course is job shadowing. Hands-on experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Computer Engineering Technology II Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79922C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Engineering Technology I This course provides the essential operating systems competencies for an entry-level PC service technician. This course focuses on the CompTIA A+ Operating System exam objectives. Students demonstrate knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing operating systems. Work-based strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing, internship, cooperative education, and apprenticeship. Hands-on experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Electronics I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals of direct current. Students learn electrical theory, Ohm’s law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis is placed on methods of measuring and calculating resistance, voltage and current in series and series - parallel circuits. Additional topics cover schematic diagrams electronic components, soldering, tools, safety, and occupations in the electronics field.

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Electronics II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 76322D

Grade: 10-12

Electronics II - Honors (4) Y

1 Credit – NCWISE # 79815C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Networking I & Algebra I

2 Credits – NCWISE # 76325D PREREQUISITE: Electronics I Students learn advanced electronic practices and principles, special equipment and materials, and employment opportunities. Topics include principles and applications of alternating current, power supplies, schematic diagrams, and transistors. Skills in leadership, safety, math, reading, problem-solving, tools, and test equipment are reinforced. Home Technology Integration (HTI) (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 74092C

Network Engineering Technology II Cisco - Honors (4) S

Grade: 10-12

This course equips students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enable them to install and integrate interconnected subsystems within the home. Primary topics include voice, date, and video distribution, surveillance network, multi-room audio/ video distribution, infrared (IR) repeater, scenic light control, and home automation.

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals principles of networks and their operation from an industry’s point of view. Emphasis is placed on handson skills needed to design, set-up, maintain networks, install cabling, and configure vendor-specific routers and switches. Technical writing and binary mathematic skills also will be emphasized. The expectation of this course sequence is for sources to sit for the CISCO credentialing examination. Network Engineering Technology III Cisco - Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79825C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Network Engineering II; Algebra II Through hands-on experiences, this course introduces the concepts of wide area networks, advanced router configurations, switched networks, VLANS, and vendor-specific network management protocols. The expectation of this course is for the student to sit for the appropriate industry credentialing examination.

Network Administration II / MS - Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 63475C

Grade: 11-12

Foundations of Information Technology (3)S

PREREQUISITE: Networking I

1 Credit – NCWISE # 63402C

Grade: 9-12

This course is the second of two courses of a certification program based on industry-validated skill standards. Topics of this course include networking security, administrator responsibilities, and documentation of work-based experience. Critical thinking skills are taught. The expectations of this course sequence are for students to sit for the appropriate industry credentialing exam. Work-based learning strategies appropriate to this course are internships, cooperative education, and apprenticeship. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

This course provides students with the essential competencies to pursue further study in information technology. Emphasis is on the career concentrations of network systems, information support and services, programming and software development, and interactive media. Business Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 65992C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Business Education with at least one pf those being a second level course. This culminating course is for seniors who are career focused in accounting and finance, business administration, business management and ownership, information technology, or office systems technology. Students will write a research paper, produce a product, and deliver a presentation.

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us e-Commerce I - Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64155C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications II This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students will plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an electronic business web site. e-Commerce II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64165C

Community College Articulated Credit for the Information Systems Academy • Computer Engineering Technology I & II = Survey Operating System and Hardware, Installation, and Management. • Electronics I & II = DC/AC Electricity • eCommerce I = CIS 172/WEB 110 Introduction to the Internet • eCommerce II = ITN 160/WEB 210 Web Design

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: e-Commerce I - Honors This course is designed to help students master advanced skills in electronic commerce security; payment infrastructure; secure electronic commerce transactions; and electronic commerce order entry, tracking and fulfillment. Emphasis is placed on marketing techniques for electronic commerce websites, tracking and using customer and sales data, and other uses of databases in electronic commerce sites. Computer Programming I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64212C

structures including classes, arrays, etc. The course also includes manipulating and using databases and text files. Emphasis is placed on advanced functionality, packaging and deploying business solutions, and program life-cycle revision and maintenance.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications I and a passing grade in Algebra I required and additional advanced math recommended This course is designed to introduce the concepts of programming, application development, and writing software solutions in the Visual Basic environment. Emphasis is placed on the software development process, principles of user interface design, and the writing of a complete Visual Basic program.

• Foundations of Information Technology = CIS 111/CTS 111 Basic PC Literacy OR CIS 113/CTS 113 Computer Basics • Computer Engineering I = CTS 120 Hardware/ Software Support • Computer Engineering II = CTS 220 Advanced Hardware/Software Support • Networking I = NET 110 Data Communication/ Networking • Network Engineering Technology II Cisco = NET 125 Routing & Switching I AND NET 126 Routing & Switching II • A+ Certification available through CET I & II • CISCO Certification available though Network Engineering II & III • Microsoft Network Administration Certification available through Network Administration II

Computer Programming II- Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64225C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I This project-based course is designed to teach students to access and manipulate data in a variety of data

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Medical Sciences Academy The Medical Sciences Academy consists of 3 Major Areas: Allied Health (for currently enrolled students only), Medical Sciences, and Biotechnology. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the Allied Health Major will no longer be accepting incoming freshman as the program will be returning to the traditional high schools. Currently enrolled students in the Allied Health Major will be able to complete the program as outlined when they entered. In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following major courses as determined by their academy. Medical Sciences I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72212C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biomedical Technology This course uses advanced investigative approaches in the study of medicine and health care. Course content includes patient/client psychology, bioethical/legal practices, the language of medicine, body chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and the current and futuristic study of disease and disorders. Medical Sciences II – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72225C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical Sciences I This course is designed to prepare health care workers for performance in an advanced technical and professional health career. Students will complete a 45-hour mentorship with an exemplary health care professional. A screening committee will evaluate student applications based on academic performance, school attendance, conduct, and readiness for the professional environment. Selected students must be able to provide their own transportation. Applications of Medical Science 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C

Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied Health Science I This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply the information learned in Anatomy & Physiology through a detailed, system-by-system

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dissection of a feline specimen, an in-depth study of the electrical activity of the heart (including single-lead and twelve-lead EKG interpretation), and analysis of medical laboratory values such as arterial blood gases and complete metabolic panels. Introduction to Biotechnology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C

Grade: 9-10

This course introduces students to the ways scientists, technicians, and engineers work with cells, proteins, and genes to solve medical problems and develop useful products. Students will learn rigorous scientific methodologies and be able to take upper level science courses such as microbiology and genetics. Biotechnology I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C

Grade 10

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Biotechnology I This course provides an in-depth investigation into biotechnology techniques and processes that are being utilized to combat 21st century diseases and health concerns. Topics including cloning, stem cell research, vaccinations, graft vs. host disease, genetic engineering and bioterrorism. Biotechnology II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72092C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biotechnology I This course is a continuation of Biotechnology I. Allied Health Sciences I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72112C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biomedical Technology Must have had, or be taking Biology I. This course investigates the health care delivery system, its services, occupations, and related sciences. Topics include the study of the language of medicine, medical mathematics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, diagnoses, treatments, patient and client care and career development.


www.ucps.k12.nc.us Allied Health Sciences II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 72122C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical Sciences I This course is designed to prepare potential health care workers to become efficient multi-skilled health team members. Emphasis is placed on employability skills, emergency care skills, safety skills, clerical skills, and health care skills. A screening committee will evaluate student applications based on academic performance, school attendance, conduct, and readiness for the professional environment. Selected students must be able to provide their own transportation. Biomedical Technology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72002C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Health Team Relations Survey course designed to investigate current and 21st century medical and health care practices using computerized databases, media, and visiting health team professionals. Topics include the world of biomedical technology, the language of medicine, present and evolving biomedical specialties, biomedical ethics: crises and alternatives, and health career development.

Grade: 9-10

PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include medical terminology, the history of health care agencies, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities, career exploration, cultural awareness, medical math, leadership, and career decision-making. Basic academic skills, employability skills, critical thinking skills, team work, and the use of technology are reinforced in this course. Health Sciences Advanced Studies (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 72992C

Credentials Available in the Medical Sciences Academy: Nurse Aide I Certification In today’s hospitals and extended care facilities a nurse assistant is an important part of a health care team that includes many personnel outside of nurses. All Nurse Aide Training Programs must comply with federal regulations. Students who past the Nursing Aide I knowledge and skills test can register with the North Carolina Nursing Registry. * This Certification exam can be taken at end of the Allied Health II course. South Piedmont Community College Articulated Credit for the Medical Sciences Academy: Allied Health Sciences II = Medical Terminology I & II Allied Health Sciences I = MED110 Orientation to Medical Assistant & MED112 Orientation to Clinic Setting I

Performing Arts Academy In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following CTE courses as determined by their pathway.

Health Team Relations (3) S 1 Credit- NCWISE # 72102C

on entering the health or medical career. Students will be required to produce a research paper, product, and presentation.

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Three credits in Health Occupations; one of which must be a second level course. This course is designed for senior students planning

The following strands run through all of the Theatre Arts courses: perceiving, thinking, comprehending, applying, integrating, communicating, creating, analyzing, critiquing, and performing. Dance I (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 51152D

Grade: 9

Using a modern dance-based approach, Dance I explores movement as a creative art form. Student learning includes opportunities to develop kinesthetic awareness, proper body alignment, physical strength, flexibility, endurance, and care of the dance instrument while exploring improvisational and expressive movement and basic modern dance technique. Dance II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 51162D

Grade: 10

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Dance II uses a modern dance-based approach and follows Dance I. Dance II emphasizes students’ acquisition of intermediate movement skills and refined motor control through the study of various modern dance techniques. Through dance ensemble work, students continue to explore improvisation, dance elements, and composition as both dancer and choreographer. Students present the skills they have learned to selected audiences and learn basic technical/theatrical skills for dance production. Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual examples of their work. Dance III - Honors (4) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 51175D

Grade: 11

PREREQUISITE: Dance II Dance III uses a modern dance-based approach. Dance III emphasizes the study of dance as a creative and expressive art form. Students combine the use of improvisation, dance elements, choreographic principles, and technical/theatrical elements to explore the creation of meaningful dance compositions. Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual examples of their work. Dance IV - Honors (4) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 51185D

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Dance III Dance IV uses a modern dance-based approach providing students with the opportunity to develop an advanced level of dance technique and refine their skills as both choreographer and performer. Students apply their creative and technical knowledge and skills through a variety of production and performance opportunities. Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual examples of their work. Humanities in the Arts (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40902C

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: None The humanities curriculum highlights connections between and among artistic and academic disciplines. The course will emphasize the arts in context, so that the study of the ways in which the arts speak to each other to connect time, places, and people. An historical analysis will give light to contemporary culture, through an examination of current artistic and intellectual creativity. It is taught with an interdisciplinary approach.

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Special Topics Dance I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 51252C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Dance I Special Topics Dance I is a basic framework of goals and objectives relating to dance as an art form. Opportunities for creating, performing, responding to, and understanding dance are emphasized. This course is designed to support curricular initiatives at the local level. Courses such as Dance History, Ballet I, and Dance Appreciation are examples of appropriate courses that will follow this framework. Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual examples of their work. Special Topics Dance II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 51262C

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Special Topics Dance I and Dance I Special Topics Dance II is a sequential course designed to build upon the knowledge and skills gained in Special Topics Dance I. This course is designed to support curricular initiatives at the local level. Courses such as Ballet II or other second level specialized dance courses are examples of appropriate courses that will follow this framework. Students will maintain a portfolio which contains written and/or visual examples of their work. Performance Forum (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 51342D

Grade: 9-12

Performance Forum provides an opportunity for Performing Arts students to participate with major performing artists in conversational dialogue, and symposiums with area professionals on topics and disciplines that students are actively involved in. Students will attend 12 extracurricular performances of professional artists throughout the school year and write reflections about these interactions. Performance Forum also gives students the opportunity to gain performance experience on stage in front of the Performing Arts Faculty and fellow students during two individual recitals given at the Central Academy. Costume Design I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70352CCD

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: None This course examines costume production in the areas of preparation for costume construction, basic clothing


www.ucps.k12.nc.us construction techniques, textiles, design, and career opportunities. Skills in art, communication, mathematics, science and technology are reinforced in this course.

Theatre Arts II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53162C

Grade: l0-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I Costume Design II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 70362C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Costume Design I This course focuses on advanced costume development. The use of fibers and fabrics is combined with design and construction techniques to develop and produce intrigue costume designs. Skills in science, mathematics, communication, management, and teamwork are reinforced in this course. Musical Theatre (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53602C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Audition and Interview This course prepares students for post-secondary instruction and/or a career in musical theatre. Students will review the history of musical theatre, assess different career options, and receive training in audition techniques. The course will also provide instruction on the three elements of musical theatre - song, drama, and dance - and create a framework in which these are blended seamlessly into an individualized performance style. Technical Theatre I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53252C

Grade: 9-12

Designed to develop knowledge and skills in the technical elements of play production, including theatre management, stagecraft, scene design, theatrical lighting, and music and sound effects.

Grade: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Technical Theatre I This course is designed for students interested in pursuing further study in theatre management. Theatre Arts I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53152C

Theatre Arts III – Honors (4) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 53175D

Grade: 9-12

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts II or Technical Theatre II This course consists of advanced individualized work in a seminar style course with an emphasis on in-depth research, analysis, application, and production. Theatre Arts IV – Honors (4) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 53185D

Grade: 11- 12

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts III Honors Course builds on Honors Theatre Arts III and includes student collaboration with directors and designers to develop unified production concepts for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.

Pre-Engineering Academy In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following major courses as determined by their academy. PLTW Principles of Engineering – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80215C

Technical Theatre II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 53262C

This course is designed to develop the student’s working knowledge of acting, set design, make-up, costume, and directing. The student will build upon fundamental skills and apply them through actual performance opportunities.

Grade: 9-10

This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Topics include an overview of engineering, product design, communication skill development, thermodynamics, materials development and testing, along with engineering for quality and reliability. Through theory and hands-on experiences, students address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change along with enhanced classroom instruction and career development.

This course teaches students an appreciation for theatre through academic and practical experience. Students will be exposed to various areas of the theatre. PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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PLTW Aerospace Engineering – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80335C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering and Algebra II This course provides an overview of Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics and Aerodynamics Testing, Flight Systems, Space Life Sciences, Aerospace materials and Systems Engineering. This course is structured with hands-on projects covering wind tunnel testing, flight simulation, airfoil design and composite materials. Students use 3-D computer software and other support software to test, analyze and modify designs. PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80205C

Grade: 9-10

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering This course emphasizes the development of a design. Students use computer software to produce, analyze, and evaluate the models of project solutions. This course teaches students to be innovative and creative as they perform hands-on activities which provides enhanced classroom instruction and career development.

Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I. This course provides a hands-on approach to understanding the fundamental principles and concepts of physics and associated mathematics. Emphasis is placed on understanding mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems as they relate to work, force, rate, resistance, energy and power. Activities are structured to integrate science, mathematics and language arts. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and field trips. Principles of Technology II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80122C

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PLTW Engineering Design and Development Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80405C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Integrated Manufacturing This course allows students to apply what they have learned in academic and pre-engineering courses as they complete challenging, self-directed projects. Students work in teams to design and solutions to authentic engineering problems. Students keep journals, sketches, mathematical calculations and scientific research along with an end-of-the-course presentation on the research they conducted. The presentation of the research will be done before a panel of engineering professionals. PLTW Digital Electronics - Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80225C

Grade: 10-11

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering

Principles of Technology I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80112C

transducers, radiation theory, optical systems, and time constants. Activities are structured to integrate science, mathematics, and language arts. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing, and field trips. This course and TSA activities further enhance the skills essential for success in technical, engineering, and science related fields.

Grade: 11-12

This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games and computers. Students use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, export their designs to a printed circuit auto-routing program that generates printed circuit boards, and uses appropriate components to build their designs. Students use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems. PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing - Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80305C

Grade: 10-11

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Technology I

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II or Geometry and Introduction to Engineering Design

A continuation of laboratory-based experiences, students focus on mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems as they relate to force transformers, momentum, waves and vibrations, energy convertors,

This course teaches the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology. It builds on the solid-modeling skills developed in the Introduction of Engineering Design course. Students use 3-D computer software

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us to solve design problems. They assess their solutions through mass propriety analysis (the relationship of design, function and materials), modify their designs, and use prototyping equipment to produce 3-D models. PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 80315C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Principles of Engineering This course provides an overview of the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as: The Role of Civil Engineers and Architects, Project Planning, Site planning, Building Design, and Project Documentation and Presentation.

Drafting III – Architectural (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79632C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Civil Engineering and Architecture Introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the production of completed drawings. South Piedmont Community College Articulated Credit for the Pre-Engineering Academy Drafting II Engineering = Technical Drafting I Drafting III Architectural =CAD I

Drafting I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79212C

Grade: 9-12

This course introduces students to the use of graphic tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found in the engineering and design pathways. Topics include sketching, geometric construction techniques, orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views, auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields should enroll in this course. (CATA, Forest Hills and Parkwood only) Drafting II – Engineering (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 79722C

frame models using CAD. Math, science and mechanical engineering concepts involving the working principles and design of cams and gears are reinforced

Grade: 11-12

Teacher Preparation Academy In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following CTE courses as determined by their pathway. Early Childhood I (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 71112C

Grade: 10-12

This is a course that prepares students to work with children birth to age 8. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the development of young children while providing early education and care. Topics include stages of development, health, safety, guidance, and developmentally appropriate activities.

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering Design

Early Childhood II - Honors (4) Y

Drafting II – Engineering - Honors (4) S

2 Credits – NCWISE # 71125C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 79725C

PREREQUISITE: Early Childhood I

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering Design and Geometry recommended

This is a course that prepares students to work with children birth to twelve years of age in childcare, preschool, and/or after school programs. Students receive instruction in childcare pertaining to teaching methods, career development, program planning and management, health and safety issues, entrepreneurship skills and technology.

Engineering II focuses on engineering graphics related subjects introducing the student to symbol libraries, industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics include coordinate systems, principles of machine processes and gearing, and the construction of 3-D wire

Grade: 11-12

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Psychology/Sociology (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40602C

Teacher Cadet IV - Honors (4) S 2nd Semester

Grade: 9

1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C4

Grade: 12

Psychology/Sociology - Honors (4) S

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet III

1 Credit – NCWISE A3 40805C

To allow rising seniors who have a desire to become future educators and who have completed the Teacher Cadet I, II, and III courses, the opportunity to explore the field of education through an internship with a mentoring teacher in an elementary or middle school setting. This course requires the student to participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet Program.

This is a combination course in which the first half will focus on sociology issues including minority and women’s studies. The second half of this course focuses on psychological concepts and theories including current social problems. (CATA Only)

Parenting and Child Development (3) S

Teacher Cadet I (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95122C

Grade: 11

Teacher Cadet I - Honors (4) S 1 Credit - Ext. #95125XS PREREQUISITE: Early Childhood I; Sociology This course introduces students to the profession of teaching. Along with various instructional practices and activities, the students are involved in a classroom experience at the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval of the instructor, students may complete the experience at the high school level.) Teacher Cadet II (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95132C

Grade: 11

Teacher Cadet II - Honors (4) S

Grade: 9-12

This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory. Emphasis is on the parents’ responsibilities and the influences they have on children while providing care and guidance. North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) Students who complete both levels of Early Childhood Education may be recognized as “teachers” in accordance with G.S. 110-91(8); 143 B-168.3. The Child Day Care Rules of North Carolina define “teacher” as the care giver who has responsibility for planning and implementing the daily program of activities for each group of children in a day care facility.

Transportation Systems Academy

1 Credit - Ext. #95135XS PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet I This course continues to introduce students to the profession of teaching. Students learn to prepare lessons and are involved in a classroom experience at the elementary or middle school level. (With the approval of the instructor, students may complete the experience at the high school level.) Teacher Cadet III - Honors (4) S 1st Semester 1 Credit – NCWISE # 95135C3

1 Credit – NCWISE # 70652C

Grade: 12

In addition to the core curriculum, students will take the following major courses as determined by their academy. Intro to Transportation (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 74002C

Grade: 9-12

This course provides an introduction of the automotive industry. After this course, students will decide whether they should focus further study on automotive technology or collision repair.

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Cadet II This course is recommended for rising seniors who have a desire to become future educators. It provides the opportunity to explore the field of education through an internship with a mentoring teacher in an elementary or middle school setting. This course requires the student to participate in the state level NC Teacher Cadet Program.

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Automotive Technology I (3) S 1 Credits – NCWISE # 75112C

Grade: 10-12

In Automotive Technology I, students learn the use and care of hand tools and basic diagnostic equipment. Safety standards for the handling of tools, equipment,


www.ucps.k12.nc.us chemicals, and materials are emphasized. Students learn basic operation and repair of all automobile systems with emphasis given to engine units and operational principles.

Trade and Industrial Advanced Studies (3) S

Automotive Technology II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 75122C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Automotive Technology I Automotive Service Technology programs in North Carolina are National Automotive Technician Education (NATEF) Certified. Automotive Service Excellence areas of brakes and electronics are taught in this course. The level II course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification.

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Automotive Technology II Automotive Service Technology III emphasizes advanced brakes and electronics. Students will have accumulated 105 hours of instructional time in brakes and 230 hours of instructional time in electronics for the program to be NATEF certified. Students may receive community college credit for brakes and electronics. This course further prepares students for ASE certification.

Grade: 10-12

Students learn the basic skills in painting, refinishing, surface preparation, welding, panel alignment, estimating, structural analysis, and proper business and accounting practices related to auto body repair shops. The nature of, and job opportunities in, the industry are included in the instruction. Approximately 50% of the class time is devoted to hands-on experience using shop projects. Students also have opportunities to visit collision and specialty shops. Collision Repair Technology II (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 75222C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Collision Repair Technology II This course provides students with advanced instruction in the collision repair process with emphasis on vehicle structural damage analysis, measuring and repair. Students completing this course are prepared to enter the workforce or an apprenticeship. Electronics I (3) S Grade: 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I Electronics I introduces students to the fundamentals of direct current. Students learn electrical theory, Ohm’s law, Kerchhoff’s law, and Watt’s law. Emphasis is placed on methods of measuring and calculating resistance, voltage and current in series and series - parallel circuits. Additional topics cover schematic diagrams electronic components, soldering, tools, safety, and occupations in the electronics field. Motorsports and Advanced Performance (3) S

Collision Repair Technology I (3) S 1 Credits – NCWISE # 75212C

1 Credits – NCWISE # 79992C

1 Credit – NCWISE # 76312C

Automotive Technology III (3) Y 2 Credits – NCWISE # 75132C

Students completing this course are prepared to go into immediate employment, apprenticeship training, or technical college training.

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Collision Repair Technology I

1 Credit - Ext. # 74092C

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Completion of second level automotive or engineering course, instructor recommendation and Geometry and Physical Science courses This highly advanced integration of the automotive/ engineering programs will reinforce the math and science concepts used in the field of motorsports. Disciplines concerning future alternative fuels and involved fabrication principles are aligned with the research and development of performance vehicles. South Piedmont Community College Articulated Credit for the Transportation Academy Collision Repair I & II = Non-structural Damage I

This course provides students with advanced instruction in collision repair, with emphasis on improving skills studied in Collision Repair Technology I. Approximately 75% of class time is devoted to actual shop work.

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MARVIN RIDGE IB PROGRAM International Baccalaureate Program The IB program is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers. Students completing this program will meet the requirements for a NC diploma. The availability of all courses will depend on meeting the minimum class size requirements. Most IB courses will follow A/B day schedule over a two year period to meet the required program hours. Other Union County high school students will be eligible to apply to the Marvin Ridge High School IB program based upon the availability of slots. Over the course of the two-year program, students: • • study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups • • complete an extended essay • • follow a theory of knowledge course (TOK) • • participate in creativity, action, service (CAS) Visual Arts – Higher Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54498BJ

Grade: 11

Visual Arts – Higher Level 2 (8) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 54498BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Art I IB Visual Arts is a two-year course in which IB students will focus on investigation of a self-directed topic in the arts, leading to qualifying for the IB Diploma. Students will express themselves visually through creation of art, orally through presentations of their work and organizationally through writing in a research journal. Students will complete extensive studio work and keep an investigative workbook. Information Technology in a Global Society – Higher Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64308BJ

Grade: 11

Information Technology in a Global Society – Higher Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 64308BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Application I This two-year course is designed to examine the issues

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and ethical questions raised by the use of technology and information systems and to help students to make informed judgments and decisions regarding technology within social contexts. Students will begin the two-year course in the fall of their junior year and will be involved in current research utilizing journals, magazines, internet sites and other resources. English A I – Higher Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10238BJ

Grade: 11

English A I – Higher Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10248BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Honors English I & II This is a two-year course in which students will study several literary works which represent a variety of genres, time periods and cultures. The focus of this course will be to examine literary style and structure, to analyze themes and ideas, and to identify connections between and among the readers and the various works studied. The purpose is to develop students who are critical readers capable of demonstrating their appreciation and understanding of a writer’s style and their own world views as well as the views of others. Theory of Knowledge (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40958BJ

Grade: 11

Theory of Knowledge (5) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40958BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: IB candidate status This course centers on the questions “what do you know” and “how do you know it?” To help IB candidates answer the questions, the course fosters the development of critical thinking skills involving asking good questions, using language effectively, supporting ideas with evidence and developing logic, unity and coherence in argument and writing expression. IB candidates will be encouraged to seek the inner connectedness among the disciplines in the Diploma Programme Hexagon, analyzing and challenging what they have always accepted as conventional wisdom.


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Mathematics – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20818BJ

Grade: 11 Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus is a plus but not required. This course will develop the student’s understanding of mathematics while preparing them for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. This two-year course includes all seven math content areas including Pre-Calculus in the first year with topics of Algebra, Functions and Equations, Trigonometry, Matrices, Vectors and Probability and Statistics. The second year includes Calculus with AP AB Calculus imbedded. Math Studies – Standard Level 1 (4) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20718BJ

Grade: 11

Math Studies – Standard Level 2 (4) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20728BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I, Geometry 60 IB Math Studies is a two-year course available at the SL (Standard Level). It is designed for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. Students taking this course need to possess fundamental skills and knowledge of processes of algebra and geometry. Inquiry is part of the class formation and class content will be linked to other content areas.

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10558BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Spanish I, II & III The focus of this course is language acquisition and development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills by inclusion of internationalism and the culture of the target language of Spanish to students preparing for the IB Diploma. It will enable the students to understand and use the language appropriately and with the assistance of a variety of authentic sources. The class will be conducted entirely in the target language with presentation of regional language varieties from around the Spanish-speaking world. Biology – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30218BJ

Grade: 11

Biology – Standard Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30218BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Biology I

Grade: 11

Biology at the Standard Level is designed for those students who will study the core syllabus without a strong or knowledgeable background in Biology. The major themes of Biology (structure and function, universality and diversity, evolution, and systems homeostasis) will help unite the specific topics and assessment statement to develop a broad understanding of the nature of life. Assessment will follow the UCPS grading policy; however, students will also be scored using the IB mark schemes. The course also meets the Group 4 requirements for the IB Diploma.

Grade: 12

Biology – Higher Level 1 (8) Y

French B – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10448BJ

Grade: 11

Spanish B 2 (5) Y

Mathematics – Standard Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20748BS

1 Credit – NCWISE # 10548BJ

French B – Standard Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 10458BS PREREQUISITE: French I, II & III

1 Credit – NCWISE # 30248BJ

This two-year course is designed to prepare students for the IB French Language B standard level examination. Students will integrate and develop proficiency in the core areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in French. This will be accomplished through the reading and listening of authentic materials, daily interpersonal, interpretative and presentational speaking practice and extensive writing practice.

Biology – Higher Level 2 (8) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30248BS

Grade: 11 Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Earth Science, Biology I, Chemistry Higher Level Biology will be taught as a rigorous two-year program that will prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students will focus on the knowledge base and develop inquiry skills and critical thinking processes. The two-year experience PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010 - 2011

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us will provide students with a background that will allow them to make educated decisions affecting themselves, their community and others on an international level including societal issues such as cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research and global uses such as climate change, biodiversity, human population and global warming. Chemistry – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30518BJ

Grade: 11

Chemistry – Standard Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30518BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: Biology, Earth Science, Introductory to Chemistry and a recommended PreCalculus This IB Chemistry course is a two-year course designed to give students opportunities to use state-of-theart chemistry apparatus, probe-ware and computer technologies to complete all required laboratory exercises. Students in the course will collaborate, communicate and seek creativity and diversity among their peers. A goal of the course is to provide a learning environment in which the students feel a sense of ownership and have a vested personal interest in the success of their peers and themselves. IB Physics – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30628PH

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Pre-calculus IB Physics is a two-year course offered at the SL that focuses on the study of natural physical phenomena the interaction of light, matter and energy in a conceptual as well as quantitative manner. Laboratory work is emphasized and requires structured labs, research papers and experimental projects. Instruction is studentcentered with cooperative learning as well as teacher direction, thus offering the student a college-level physics experience. An interdisciplinary group project helps students realize that all scientific disciplines share the common goal of understanding how the world works and that scientists can work together on problems to discover solutions to a common goal.

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History of the Americas – Higher Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40268BJ

Grade: 11

History of the Americas – Higher Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40268BS

Grade: 12

PREREQUISITE: World History, Civics & Economics History of the Americas is the first part of a two-year course taught at higher level. The first year concentrates on a history of the United States with some emphasis on US relations with Europe and Latin America. The course will incorporate the NCSCOS for US History and students will take the U.S. History EOC at the end of the first year. The second year of the course will explore themes in World History from the late 1800s through the present times. IB Psychology – Standard Level 1 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40808BJ

Grade: 11

IB Psychology – Standard Level 2 (5) Y 1 Credit – NCWISE # 40818BS

Grade: 12

IB Psychology is a two-year course in Group 3, Individuals and Societies. It includes the compulsory study of the biological, cognitive and learning perspectives of psychology. Research methodology is a requirement for the course that includes an introduction to research methods, ethics and quantitative research. The completion of a simple experimental study is compulsory.


MONROE HIGH (ACE) Architectural, Construction and Engineering Academy (ACE) The Architectural, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Academy at Monroe High School will provide challenging curriculum created by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Project Lead The Way. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for a career, earn honors level course credit, earn articulated college credit, and a National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential, which is recognized by industry while in high school. Links of interest: www. nccer.org, http://ncpltw.pratt.duke.edu/ , and www. ncpublicschools.org/cte/trade/curriculum/programs/ .

Architectural Major-Drafting Drafting I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79212C

Grade 9-12

This course introduces students to the use of graphic tools used to communicate ideas and concepts found in the engineering and design pathways. Topics include sketching, geometric construction techniques, orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views, auxiliary views, and computer aided drafting. Students planning to major in Architectural and Engineering fields should enroll in this course.

Drafting - Architectural III Honors S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79635C

Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Drafting II-Architectural Honors and teacher approval This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the production of completed drawings. Construction-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential Construction Technology I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 77212C

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: None A basic introduction to construction work and the technical aspects of carpentry and cabinetmaking is provided. Topics include safety, measurement, the identification, selection, and use of equipment and materials. Hands-on work experiences include the construction of small storage buildings and a house or classroom. Leadership skills and work ethics are an integral part of the program

Drafting - Architectural II Honors S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 79625C

Grade 10-12

Construction Technology II Y

PREREQUISITE: Drafting I

2 Credits - NCWISE # 77222C

This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools used in the architecture, structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis is placed on the CAD tools in the creation of floor plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. Math, science and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to the production of completed drawings.

PREREQUISITE: Construction Technology I

Grade 10-12

This course includes advanced technical aspects of carpentry. Topics include plans, framing, footings, foundations, roofing, flashing, wall sheathing, insulation, vapor barriers, gypsum board, and underlayment. Geometry is reinforced. Construction Technology III Y 2 Credits - NCWISE # 77232C

Grade 11-12

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community health, environment, and safety. Topics include estimating, leveling instruments, forms, special framing, interior and exterior finishing, cabinets, builtins, and metal studs.

Landscape Construction

Horticulture II-Turf Grass Honors S

Agriscience Applications S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 68102C

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on integrating biological/physical sciences with technology as related to the environment, natural resources, food production, and agribusiness. Skills in biology, language, writing, computers, mathematics, and physics are reinforced in this course. Horticulture I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 68412C

Grade 9-12

PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in the broad field of horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics include plant growth and development, plant nutrition, basic plant identification, pest management, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development. Horticulture II - Honors S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 68425C

This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. This course is based on the North Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Association skill standards for a Certified Landscape Technician.

Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I and Biology This course covers instruction that expands the scientific knowledge and skills needed in the horticulture industry. Topics include greenhouse plant production and management, bedding plant production, watering systems, light effects, basic landscape design, installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass management, career planning and leadership/personal development.

1 Credit - NCWISE # 68435C PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I

Turf Grass provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes eight units of instruction including: fundamentals of soils and pests; environmental issues related to turf management; landscape basics; lawn care and turf production; golf course management; sports turf and turf irrigation; turf equipment and maintenance; and human resources and financial management.

Masonry-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential Masonry I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 77112C

In Masonry I students learn the basic skills necessary for safe tool and equipment use. Students also learn the types, sizes, and uses of bricks and blocks used in the industry. Skills developed and practiced are blueprint reading, material selection, and building site preparation. Building codes and specifications as well as construction safety are also taught. Skills are developed and practiced in the shop and project work. Approximately 50% of the time in class is devoted to shop and project work. Students also have an opportunity to visit local industries and construction sites. Masonry II Y Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: Masonry I

Horticulture II Landscape Construction Honors S Grade 11-12

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2 Credits - NCWISE # 77122C

1 Credit - NCWISE # 68825C

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Students participate in masonry-related phases of the construction of residence foundations and masonry wall buildings. Construction safety equipment and techniques are emphasized. Blueprint reading, building codes, construction plans and specifications, and


www.ucps.k12.nc.us materials and cost estimating are taught. Masonry walls, block and brick veneer walls, and concrete finishing are also taught. Approximately 75% of the time in class is devoted to actual construction work. Students also have opportunities to visit local construction sites and industries. Students completing this course are prepared to go into immediate employment, apprenticeship training, or technical college training. Geometry is reinforced in this course. Masonry III Y 2 Credits - NCWISE # 77132C

Grade 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Masonry II This course offers advance masonry skills, leadership development, and the preparation of technical presentations. Topics include constructing composite walls, steps, arches, lattice walls, sidewalks, brick and concrete pavers, windowsills, chimneys, and fireplaces.

Electrical-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential Electrical Trades I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 77412C

Grade 9-10

This course introduces residential wiring, electrical installation, and service. Topics include basic electricity, electrical construction codes and practices, the National Electrical Code, the use of test equipment, and electrical hand and power tools. Skills in safety, mathematics, leadership, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Electrical Trades II Y 2 Credits - NCWISE # 77422C

Grade 10-11

This course provides advanced instruction in residential wiring and introduction to electrical theory including AC and DC circuits. Emphasis is placed on test equipment, electrical color coding, conduit bending and installation, electrical measurements, use of polyphase current, specialty tools, transformers, and generators. Skills in

safety, leadership, reading, mathematics, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are cooperative education and apprenticeship. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Geometry is a recommended PREREQUISITE.

HVAC-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential HVAC Level 1 S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 77512C

Grade 9-10

This course introduces the basic principles of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and career opportunities in HVAC. Topics include safety, trade mathematics, copper, plastic, and ferrous metal piping practices, soldering and brazing, introduction to heating, and introduction to cooling. Skills in safety, leadership, reading, mathematics, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are cooperative education and apprenticeship.

Plumbing-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential Plumbing Level 1 S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 77612C

Grade 9-10

This course provides an introduction to the basic methods, tools, and materials used to install plumbing pipe work and plumbing fixtures. Primary emphasis will be placed on plumbing systems for residential buildings.

Welding-National Center for Construction Education and Research Credential Welding Technology I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 76612C

Grade 9-10

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This course covers basic industrial and construction welding practices, occupation characteristics, and employment opportunities. Topics include safety, tools, print reading, measurement, thermal cutting processes, basemetal preparation and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Science, thinking skills, mathematics, leadership skills, and principles of technology are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Welding Technology II Y 2 Credits - NCWISE # Number: 76622C Grade 10-11 PREREQUISITE: Welding Technology I This course introduces advanced welding and cutting practices used in industry and construction and emphasizes hands-on experience. Topics include weld fit-up and testing, metal properties, gas metal (GMAW), flux cored (FCAW), and shielded metal (SMAW) arc welding. Skills in leadership, safety, SMAW, mathematics, reading, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are job shadowing, cooperative education, and apprenticeship. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Geometry is a recommended PREREQUISITE.

1 Credit - NCWISE # 80215C

Grade 10-12

PREREQUISITE: #8020 Introduction to Engineering Design This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and hightech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community. PLTW Digital Electronics – Honors S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80225C

Grade 11

PREREQUISITE: #8021 Principles of Engineering This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Civil Engineering and Architecture- Project Lead The Way

PLTW Civil Engineering & ArchitectureHonors S

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design Honors S

This course is the study of civil engineering and architecture. Students work in teams, explore hands on activities, and apply what they learn to the design and development of property. Students use 3-D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. Students learn about documenting their project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of civil engineering and architecture.

1 Credit - NCWISE # 80205C Grade 9-12 In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

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1 Credit - NCWISE # 80315C

Grade 11-12

PREREQUISITE: #8022 Digital Electronics


www.ucps.k12.nc.us PLTW Engineering Design & Development Honors S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 80405C

Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: #8031 Civil Engineering and Architecture This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. They have the chance to eliminate one of the “Don’t you hate it when…” statements of the world. This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The product development lifecycle and a design process are used to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team presents and defends their solution to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the course. The EDD course allows students to apply all the skills and knowledge learned in previous Project Lead The Way courses. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. This course also engages students in time management and teamwork skills, a valuable asset to students in the future.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical information and skills through a variety of technical and practical learning experiences which lead to an EMTBasic certification in North Carolina. Medical Sciences I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C Grade: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I This course uses advanced investigative approaches in the study of medicine and health care. This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The individual components and functions of each body system will be placed on the disease and disorder pathology of each system and its components.

Medical Science II Honors-EMT Basic 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72225C

Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Medical Science I or Allied Health Science I & passing score on the community college TABE reading test. This course will focus on acquiring the EMT Basic certification through SPCC. This specialized course is designed to prepare potential health care workers, i.e. EMS, preferably seniors, for performance in an advanced technical or professional health career. Emphasis is placed on professional development, communications, safety, bioethical/legal practices, healthcare delivery systems, assessment and diagnostic practices, health maintenance practices, and problemsolving and decision making. Skills in mathematics, science, and communications are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies include the development of individualized clinical skills specifically related to emergency services (minimum of 60 hours) to be completed after school or on weekends. Students will be required to spend 4 Saturdays (8 hours each) at SPCC for hands-on skill training.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification These courses provide the opportunity to gain technical information and skills through a variety of technical and practical learning experiences which lead to an CNA certification in North Carolina which would qualify students for a Nurse Aide I position and/or help students to get into a Registered Nurse program at a college or university. Medical Sciences I S 1 Credit - NCWISE # 72212C

Grade: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra I This course uses advanced investigative approaches in the study of medicine and health care. This course is designed to provide detailed in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The individual components and functions of each body system will be placed on the disease and disorder pathology of each system and its components.

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Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Allied Health Sciences I or Medical Sciences I This course is designed to prepare potential health care workers, preferably seniors, to become effective and efficient multi-skilled health team members. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency in employability skills, emergency care skills, safety skills, clerical skills, and health care skills. The workbased learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 65-hour clinical internship where student interns deliver health care in local hospitals, medical/ dental/veterinarian offices, nursing/convalescent/ retirement facilities, wellness centers, etc. Skills in science, mathematics, communications, health, and social studies are reinforced in this course. HOSA activities support networking with health care agencies and professionals through the development of clinical expertise and volunteerism.

How to Apply: 1. Students and parent/guardian fill out the application and return to your 8th Grade Counselor. Applications can be obtained from our website, http://ucec.ucps.k12. nc.us, or from your 8th grade counselor. 2. Eighth Grade Counselor collects information: teacher recommendations, EOG test scores, discipline history, attendance history, and current grades. 3. The Early College High School will contact qualifying students for an interview. Union County Early College High School Elective Courses In addition to the core courses, below are the only elective courses taught by the high school. All other elective courses will be dual enrollment for college credit. Advanced Inquiry and Research – Honors (4) S

Union County Early College

Union County Early College is a small school that students attend for five years and leave with not only a high school diploma but an associate’s degree for free. We offer students a rigorous curriculum that includes college courses and a small community, built on relationships and support. We are located on the campus of South Piedmont Community College Campus on Old Charlotte Highway, near Monroe airport. Approximately 80 rising ninth grade students from Union County enter in August each school year. Students apply to our school during their 8th grade year. Early College does not have athletic teams, band, chorus, ROTC, or cheerleading. The students at Union County Early College will focus on high school and college courses. Clubs and community Activities are available to students to fulfill the service and work components of the program.

1 Credit - NCWISE# 10255IR

Designed to prepare ninth grade students for honors and college courses, this course will teach students the basic skills required for success in higher level classes. The skills covered include an initial assessment of reading and writing, a focus on introducing reading and writing strategies to improve the level and endurance of students’ reading and writing, Socratic seminars, coordinated group activities and projects, research techniques and presentations, and inquiry-based activities, project-based learning, and a study of grammar and language usage. Transition to Algebra II – Regular (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 20632CT2

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Grade: 10

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I Transition to Algebra II is an introductory course to Algebra II. This course reviews the concepts of Algebra I and prepares students for Algebra II. Students are required to take Algebra II the semester after completing Transition to Algebra II. This course counts as an elective credit towards high school graduation.

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UNION COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE Biology Support for College – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE # 30205CBS

Grade: 11-12

This course is designed only for students enrolled in college BIO 112 and is only offered during the spring semester. Students will meet with a high school science teacher on the off days of college courses to receive support and preparation for the high school Biology EOC. At the end of the spring 2010 semester, students will take the high school EOC and receive college and high school credit.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE South Piedmont Community College The Associates in Arts degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree

Global Awareness – Honors (4) S 1 Credit – NCWISE #40065C

course (fourth math credit) and World History will be taken through South Piedmont Community College as a dual enrollment course. Students will receive high school and college credit.

Grade: 9

This course is a combination of geography, current events and globalization. Students will study current issues facing different countries and brainstorm sustainable solutions throughout the course. A critical component is to have students correspond and do joint projects with students in other countries through epals, podcasts and web conferencing.

Total SHC (Semester Hour Credit) in Program….….64-65 SHC English Composition (6 SHC) ENG 111 Expository Writing ENG 113 Literature-Based Research Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC) Music (MUS 110) Art (ART 111, ART 114, ART 115)

Freshmen Focus – Regular (3) S 1 Credit – NCWISE #95202CFF

Drama (DRA 122)

Grade: 9

The purpose of this course is to support freshmen students in success and transition to high school. Freshmen Focus will cover topics such as study skills, social skills, life skills and other topics which address the needs of freshmen students. This course counts as an elective credit towards high school graduation.

Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 161, HUM 220) Literature (ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 243) Philosophy (PHI 240) Religion (REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221) Speech/Communication (COM 110, COM 120, COM 231)

Pre-College Reading – Regular (3) S 1 Credit - NCWISE #95102CC

Foreign Language (SPA 111, SPA 112)

Grade: 10

This course deals with improving comprehension and study skills including critical reading and thinking skills. Students are placed in this course to build skills which will assist in passing the reading comprehension and sentence structure parts of the Accuplacer test. Students who have not passed the Accuplacer within 15 points of the required score may be placed in this course. This course counts as an elective credit on the high school graduation. * Students must pass South Piedmont Community College’s entrance test, the Accuplacer, before enrolling in college courses. The high school higher level math

Social/Behavior Science (12 SHC) Economics (ECO 251, ECO 252) Geography (GEO 111) History (HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132) Political Science (POL 120) Psychology (PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281) Sociology (SOC 210, SOC 220) Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 SHC) Biology (BIO 111, BIO 112) Chemistry (CHM 131/CHM 131 A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152) Physics (PHY 110/PHY 110 A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252)

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Literature (ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 243) Philosophy (PHI 240)

Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)

Religion (REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, REL 221)

ACA 220

Speech/Communication (COM 110, COM 120, COM 231)

ACC 120, ACC 121

Social/Behavior Science (9 SHC)

ART 121, ART 122, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135, ART 140, ART 235, ART 240, ART 241, ART 242, ART 243, ART 244, ART 245, ART 250, ART 281, ART 282, ART 283, ART 284

Economics (ECO 251, ECO 252)

BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, BIO 242, BIO 250, BIO 271, BIO 275

Political Science (POL 120)

BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137 CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141 COM 130, COM 140, COM 150, COM 160 CSC 139 ENG 125, ENG 133, ENG 235 HIS 117, HIS 145, HIS 165, HIS 221, HIS 236 MAT 140 A, MAT 141 A, MAT 142 A, MAT 151A, MAT 171A MAT 172A, MAT 285 PSY 231, PS 243, PSY 246

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE South Piedmont Community College The Associates in Science degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree Total SHC (Semester Hour Credit) in Program …….64-65 SHC English Composition (6 SHC) ENG 111 Expository Writing ENG 113 Literature-Based Research Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Geography (GEO 111) History (HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132) Psychology (PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281) Sociology (SOC 210, SOC 220) Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20 SHC) Biology (BIO 111, BIO 112) Chemistry (CHM 131/CHM 131 A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152) Physics (PHY 110/PHY 110 A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252) Mathematics (MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273, Math 151, COM 110, COM 115) Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC) ACA 220 ACC 120, ACC 121 ART 121, ART 122, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135, ART 140, ART 235, ART 240, ART 241, ART 242, ART 243, ART 244, ART 245, ART 250, ART 281, ART 282, ART 283, ART 284 BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, BIO 242, BIO 250, BIO 271, BIO 275 BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137 CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141 COM 130, COM 140, COM 150, COM 160 CSC 139 ENG 125, ENG 133, ENG 235 GEL 111 HIS 117, HIS 145, HIS 165, HIS 221, HIS 236

Music (MUS 110)

MAT 140 A, MAT 141 A, MAT 142 A, MAT 151A, MAT 171A MAT 172A, MAT 285

Art (ART 111, ART 114, ART 115)

PSY 231, PS 243, PSY 246

Drama (DRA 122) Foreign Language (SPA 111, SPA 112)

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APPENDIX Appendix I GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE Should a student believe a teacher, principal, or other school system employee has violated, failed to enforce, or misinterpreted a local school rule, school system regulation, or Board of Education policy, he/she will be expected to use the following procedure to present the grievance: STEP 1

Superintendent, he/she may appeal to the Board of Education within ten days of receipt of the Superintendent’s letter. The student may call or write the Superintendent for an appointment with the Board. The student will be notified of the date, time, and place for the appeal to the Board. A complete record of the grievance will be sent to the Board. The record will describe the facts and positions of all parties involved. The student will have an opportunity to review the report and make changes if it does not accurately state his/her position before it goes to the Board. The hearing before the Board will be informal, and all parties will be given the opportunity to speak and be

The student should first talk to the person whom the student feels is responsible. A telephone call is acceptable but faceto-face contact is best. The student should contact this person within a 24 hour period and state the grievance in a calm manner and listen carefully to the reply.

heard. The Board will make a decision concerning the grievance.

STEP 2

Requirements for Admission to The University of North Carolina

If the student believes that the problem is not resolved, he/ she should ask for a conference with the principal within a 48 hour period. The principal will see the student within a 48 hour period. The student and the principal should work together to resolve the problem. If the student finds the solution not to be acceptable, he/she should so inform the principal. The principal will send the student a letter explaining why he/she disagrees with the student. STEP 3 If the student wishes to pursue the grievance beyond the principal, he/she should call within 48 hours to the Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Union County Public Schools, at telephone 704-296-9898 and explain the problem. The Assistant Superintendent will discuss the problem with the student. He/she may ask the student to state his/her grievance to him/her in a letter. He/she will conduct a thorough investigation. He/she may ask the student and others to meet with him/her to discuss and, hopefully, resolve the matter. If the grievance cannot be resolved by the Assistant Superintendent to the satisfaction of all concerned, he/she will prepare a written report of his/her findings and recommendations for the Superintendent and send the student a copy of the report. STEP 4 The Superintendent of Union County Public Schools will review the report. The Superintendent may ask for a conference with all parties involved. The Superintendent will, in writing, notify the student of his/her decision concerning the grievance within five (5) days. STEP 5

Appendix II Effective in Fall 2006 Six course units in language, including four units in English emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature, and two units of a language other than English. Units must be in the same language. Four course units of mathematics, in any of the following combinations: algebra I and II, geometry, and one unit beyond algebra II, algebra I and II, and two units beyond algebra II, or integrated math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond integrated math III. (The fourth unit of math affects applicants to all institutions except the North Carolina School of the Arts.) It is recommended that prospective students take a mathematics course unit in the twelfth grade. Three course units in science, including at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology), at least one unit in physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry, physics), and at least one laboratory course. Two course units in social studies, including one unit in U.S. history, but an applicant who does not have the unit in U.S. history may be admitted on the condition that at least three semester hours in that subject will be passed by the end of the sophomore year. Individual constituent institutions may require other courses in addition to the minimum requirements. In reviewing applications, admissions officers consider applicants’ high school courses taken and grades received, class rank and/or grade point average, SAT (or ACT) scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendations.

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For transfer students, requirements for admission usually include a transcript from high school and each former college attended, eligibility to return to the institution last attended, “C” cumulative average grade on all work attempted at other institutions.

Criminal Justice Technology Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education – Special Education Early Childhood Education – Teacher Associate Electrical/Electronics Technology

Appendix III

Emergency Medical Science

South Piedmont Community College is an “open door” college. It does not impose restrictive standards for admission to the college. Admission is open to all persons 18 years of age or high school graduates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or handicap. Admission to SPCC does not guarantee admission to programs with selective admission criteria. Applicants should refer to admission requirements for specific programs.

Fire Protection Technology **

The following criteria will be used to award college credit for identified CATA courses:

Office Systems Technology

Grade of B or higher in the course(s), and;

Radiation Therapy Technology

A raw score of 80 or higher on the standardized VoCATS postassessment.

Surgical Technology

To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at South Piedmont Community College within two years of their high school graduation date.

Accounting

Entrepreneurship General Occupational Technology Human Services Technology -- Social Services Medical Assisting Medical Office Administration Medical Sonography Paralegal Technology

Therapeutic Massage

Diploma / Certificate Programs

Advertising and Graphic Design Advertising and Graphic Design – Advertising Layout

For additional information, please write or call: South Piedmont Community College 4209 Old Charlotte Hwy Monroe, NC 28110 704 292-1200 or 704 289-8588

Advertising and Graphic Design – Creative Design Advertising and Graphic Design – Web Design Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology – Heating Fundamentals Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology – Heat Pump Fundamentals Autobody Repair

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Programs, Services, Memberships

Autobody Repair – Painting and Refinishing

Associate Degree Programs

Autobody Repair – Structural Damage

Associate in Arts

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Pre-Major Associate in Arts Elementary Education

Business Administration

Associate in Science

Business Administration – Small Business Management

Associate in General Education

Computer Information Technology

Accounting

Computer Information Technology - Database

Advertising and Graphic Design

Computer Information Technology – Operating Systems

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology

Computer Information Technology – Programming

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) *

Computer Information Technology – Routing and Switching (CISCO)

Biomedical Equipment Technology

Criminal Justice Technology

Biotechnology

Early Childhood Education

Business Administration

Early Childhood Education – Curriculum Development

Computer Information Technology

Early Childhood Education – School Age Care

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www.ucps.k12.nc.us Early Childhood Education – Special Education

New and Expanding Industry Training (pre-employment training)

Early Childhood Education – Special Education Learning Disabilities

Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Early Childhood – Teacher Associate

Small Business Center training & consulting

Electrical /Electronics Technology

Spanish (other foreign languages on request)

Electrical/Electronics Technology – Electrical Electrical/Electronics Technology – Digital Electronics

Supervisory and basic leadership skills; peer relationships; team leadership and participation; total quality management principles; human relations; communications

Electrical/Electronics Technology – Industrial Electronics

Memberships/Affiliations of Note

Entrepreneurship

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Foodservice Technology

American Technical Education Association

Human Services Technology

Anson County Industrial Advisory Council

Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse

Assoc. of Occupational Curriculum Dirs. and Supervisors

Infant/Toddler Care

ASM International Chambers of Commerce (Anson and Union)

Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher

JobReady Partnership Councils (Anson and Union)

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Partnership for Children (Anson and Union)

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Drafting Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Practices Medical Assisting Medical Assisting – Office Laboratory Technician (COLT) Medical Office Administration Medical Office Administration – Medical Insurance Coding Medical Office Administration - Transcription Office Systems Technology Office Systems Technology – Microsoft Office Paralegal Technology Practical Nursing Surgical Technology Therapeutic Massage * Offered in cooperation with Stanly Community College ** Offered in cooperation with Central Piedmont Community College Continuing Education Short Courses/Seminars (at a variety of locations or on-site at business and industry) APICS (The Educational Society for Resource Management) recertification classes Basic Skills Education – (Adult Basic Ed., GED, Adult H.S., Comp. Ed., & English for Speakers of Other Languages [ESOL]) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Emergency Services – Medical, rescue, law enforcement, fire fighting Fire Brigade/EMS/CPR/First Aid training Focused Industrial Training (FIT) Industry-specific technical courses designed with input from business/ industry - can be offered on site ISO 9000 / 14000 training NC REAL (North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) training

On the cover: Steve Sierra, Janae Brown, Xuan Lam, Charvis Barrino, Haley Davis and Raven Covington CATA Central Academy of Technology & Arts

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Appendix IV FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN - Differentiated Education Plan _____ North Carolina Scholar _____ College Tech Prep Scholar _____Career Prep _____ Future-Ready Core _____College Tech Prep _____ College/University _____Occupational Prep CAREER PREP

COLLEGE TECH PREP

COLLEGE UNIVERSITY PREP

OCCUPATIONAL PREP

FUTURE-READY CORE

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INDEX SUBJECT Academic Course Information Academic Difficulty

PAGE NUMBER 17 17-18

Honor Rolls

19

Honor Society

19

Honors Course Requirements

19

Academic Letter Guidelines

20

Huskins Classes

24

Academic Recognition

19

Incomplete Grades

27

Academically Talented Students

18

Independent Study

23

Advanced Placement Courses

19

Individual Academics Courses

76

Alternative Instructional Settings

23

Interim Reports

27

Articulation Agreement

24

International Exchange Students

Arts Education Courses

54-59

Junior ROTC

30 77-80

Athletic Eligibility Requirements

30

Learn and Earn Online

25

Attendance Recovery

26

Marshals

19

Auditing Classes

27

Marvin Ridge High - International Baccalaureate Program 6, 106-108

Career Academy of South Providence

94

Mathematics Courses

Career Prep Career and Technical Education Courses

7

Maximum Potential

38-42 13

59-75

Mid-Year Graduation for Seniors

16

Central Academy of Technology and Arts - Career and Technical Education Courses 6, 95-105

Minimum Course Requirements

26-27

Certificate of Achievement

14

Changing or Dropping Courses

26

Class Adjustment Procedure

26

Class Rank

18

Class Size

29

College Tech Prep

7

College/University Prep

8

Commercial Recognition Programs

22

Concurrent Enrollment Guidelines

23

Correspondence Classes

23

Courses for Credit

14

Courses of Study

8-9

Courses Taken at Middle School

14

Cuthbertson High

6

Distance Learning

25

Driver’s Education

30

Driver’s Eligibility

30-31

Dropping or Changing Courses

26

Early Graduation

16

End-Of-Course Tests

13, 17

English Courses

33-36

Exit Standards

13

Fifth Year Seniors

15

Forest Hills High General Student Information

6, 87-93 26-31

Grade Point Average

19

Graduation Honors

20

Graduation Requirements Guidance and Counseling Services Health and Physical Education Courses Home School

8-16 29 36-37 28

Miscellaneous Courses Monroe High NC Academic Scholars Program NC Virtual Public School Occupational Courses Occupational Prep OdysseyWare Online Coursework Parental Involvement

81-83 6, 109-114 21 25 84-86 7 24-25 24 4-5

Parkwood High

6

Pass/Fail Credit

27

Piedmont High

6

Porter Ridge High

6

Pregnant Students

31

Private Colleges/Universities

19

Promotion Standards

15

Re-taking Courses

26

Science Courses

43-46

Social Studies Courses

46-49

South Providence School

6

Student Assistants

27

Summer Classes

23

Sun Valley High Transfer Credit Union County Early College

6 28-19 6, 114-116

UNC-G i-School

25

UNC Requirements

19

Weddington High Weighting of Grades Wolfe School World Languages

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Directory Dr. Ed Davis Superintendent 704-296-0766

Union County Board of Education

Dr. Mary Ellis Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Programs 704-296-1002

Dean Arp, Jr., Chairman

Dr. David Clarke Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources 704-296-1007 Dr. Denise Patterson Asst. Superintendent of Auxiliary Services

Dr. Ed Davis, Superintendant John Collins, Vice-Chairman John Crowder David Scholl Kimberly Morrison-Hansley Carolyn J. Lowder

Dr. Michael Webb Asst. Superintendent of Building Operations

John Parker

Luan Ingram Chief Communications Officer 704-296-5188

Richard Weiner

Laura Minsk

Dana Crosson Director of Secondary Education 704-296-0834 Cathy Brooks Secretary to Director of Secondary Education 704-296-0835 Dr. Lorraine Collins Director of Career & Technical Education 704-283-3836

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Carolyn White Pupil Services & Testing Director 704-296-0840 Jane McNeely-Sowell Federal Programs Director 704-283-3621 Dr. Nancy Turner Exceptional Children’s Director 704-283-3596 Donna Brearley AIG Director 704-283-3558 Adam Johnson Transportation Director 704-296-3015

Secondary Education 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 Phone 704.296.0834 Fax 704.283.8419 www.ucps.k12.nc.us In compliance with federal law, UCPS administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

UCPS High School Program of Studies  

High School Program of Studies Information Guide for 2010-2011 school year.

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