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Success is a reflection of your Commitment to excellence

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High School Address & CEEB Codes

Berthoud High School 850 Spartan Avenue Berthoud, CO 80513 613-7700

Harold Ferguson High School 1101 Hilltop Drive Loveland, CO 80538 613-5300

CEEB CODE FOR BHS 060-095

CEEB CODE FOR FHS 060-946

Loveland High School 920 w. 29th Street Loveland, CO 80538 613-5200

Mountain View High School 3500 Mountain Lion Drive Loveland, CO 80537 613-7800

CEEB CODE FOR LHS 060-950

CEEB CODE FOR MVHS 060-951

Thompson Online 2605 Carlisle Dr. Loveland, CO 80537 613-5475

Thompson Valley High School 1669 Eagle Drive Loveland, CO 80537 613-7900

CEEB CODE FOR TOHS 060-964

CEEB CODE FOR TVHS 060-952


LEGEND: BHS FHS LHS MVHS TO TVHS

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Berthoud High School Ferguson High School Loveland High School Mountain View High School Thompson Online Thompson Valley High School

The mission of the Thompson School District is to:   

Empower to learn Challenge to achieve Inspire to excel

All means all To achieve the best from all students, we must expect the most from all students and the adults who teach and nurture them.

Please Note:  Fees will be waived for students qualifying for free or reduced price school meals under the Federal Free or Reduced Price Meal Policy. Students coming on or going off the free or reduced lunch program during the school term will have fees prorated.  Students may be charged for optional materials that they select for class projects in addition to the Board adopted fees.  In some high schools, fees are assessed by credits and half credits rather than by years and semesters. Please check with the high school at registration.  Fees for retaking non-elective classes required for graduation are being assessed as per Board policy JNA/JNA-R. Copies are available in each high school. This retake fee will be in addition to any other school fees required for that class.  Subject to Board of Education approval.

BHS

FHS

LHS

MVHS

TO

TVHS

Chris Garcia

Sheila Pottorff

Todd Ball

Kevin Aten

Kellie Bashor

Mark Johnson

Phone Number

613-7703

613-5302

613-5222

613-7803

613-5475

613-7903

Counselor Number

613-7711

613-5329

613-5212

613-7823

613-7912

613-7916

Principals

Thompson School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Director of Human Resources, 800 South Taft Avenue, Loveland, Colorado 80537, (970) 613-5000 or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204, (303) 844-5695.

Transportation is not provided or arranged by the district for students enrolled in courses that require the student to complete class work within the Berthoud/Loveland community but off the home school main campus.


Table of Contents Page Career and Academic Planning ................................................ Guidelines for College Admissions .......................................... CCHE Index ............................................................................. Advanced Placement Program ................................................. International Baccalaureate Programme ................................. Loveland Area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA) ............... Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) ...................... Project Lead the Way ............................................................... District Graduation Requirements .......................................... Applied Arts and Fine Arts Course Listings ............................. High School Fees...................................................................... Interest Pathways.....................................................................

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Department Course Listings Art ............................................................................................ Business ................................................................................... Marketing ................................................................................. ACE .......................................................................................... Family and Consumer Science ................................................. Industrial Science and Technology .......................................... Language Arts .......................................................................... Mathematics ............................................................................ Music ........................................................................................ Physical Education ................................................................... Science ..................................................................................... Social Studies ........................................................................... World Languages ..................................................................... General Electives, Student Leadership/Other……………………. Front Range Courses................................................................ On-Line Courses ...................................................................... Ferguson Only Courses ............................................................ Thompson Online…………………………………………………………….

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Career and Academic Planning Suggested Activities to Support Quality Decisions for High School All Grades

Academic and post-secondary planning with your counselors and/or school-to-career coordinator ICAP career and academic plan (including interest pathway electives) Naviance and/or College in Colorado online career and academic planning College preparatory course of study Community service Extracurricular activities Job shadows (9th and 10th) and internships/work experience (11th and 12th)

Freshman

Career interest inventories Suggested Naviance ICAP activities: Gameplan, Career Interest Profiler, edit Course Plan, add list of Career Interests Study skills refresher

Sophomore

PLAN (pre-ACT) Suggested Naviance ICAP activities: PLAN Test, Do What You Are Personality Inventory, build resume, update Gameplan, and edit Course Plan PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Junior

PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) – fall SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) – fall or spring ACT (American College Test) – spring (mandated for all juniors) ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test) AP classes (Advanced Placement) – tests taken in May Career Development Training class High School Programs classes at Front Range Community College Research college/post-secondary options & visit campuses College/post-secondary campus visits Honors Scholar Diploma application (begin process) Apply for appointment to U.S. military academies Suggested Naviance ICAP activities: Update resume, begin/complete college search, and add …colleges to My List, attend college visits, edit course plan

Senior

SAT/ACT tests ASVAB AP classes – tests taken in May Career Development Training class High School Programs classes at Front Range Community College Scholarship applications/ scholarship databases College/post-secondary application College/post-secondary campus visits Contact military recruiters Apply for appointment to U.S. military academies by October Personal college essay – if needed Letters of recommendation – college admissions and scholarships Honors Scholar Diploma—final review of credits and GPA Financial aid forms (FAFSA) – after January 1 Suggested Naviance ICAP activities: Complete college search, add colleges to My List, update resume, apply for scholarships, Senior Interview.

Check guidelines for the following with your counselors: Valedictorian and salutatorian Honors Scholar Diploma Academic lettering National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility 2 2012-2013


Guidelines for College Admissions (Information from Colorado Council on High School & College Relations)

These are general guidelines to help you with the college admissions process. Factors such as grade point average, school activities, college entrance test scores and course of study are considered. Please consult your counselor for more details. Specialized schools may have different guidelines; see your counselor for those options. REQUIREMENTS Open Admissions – No Requirements Suggested for Success: 4 years English 3 years Math 2 years Science 2 years Social Studies Liberal Admissions May accept students from lower 50% of class GPA 2.0 4 years English 4 years Math 3 years Science 3 years Social Studies 1 year Foreign Language 2 years Academic Electives Traditional Admissions Top 50% of class GPA 2.5 4 years English 4 years Math 3 years Science 3 years Social Studies 1 year Foreign Language 2 years Academic Electives Selective Admissions* Top 25% of class GPA 3.2+ 4 years English 4 years Math 3 years Science 3 years Social Studies 2-3 years Foreign Language 2 years Academic Electives Highly Selective Admissions* Top 10% of class GPA 3.5+ 4 years English 4 years Math 4 years Science 3-4 years Social Studies 3-4 years Foreign Language 2 years Academic Electives

TEST SCORES

EXAMPLES

Not required: (recommended) ACT Composite 17-20 SAT (verbal & math)

ACT Composite

ACT Composite

In State:

Adams State Metro State DeVry University College America Colorado Tech Schools Western State

In State:

UC-Colorado Springs CSU Pueblo Univ. of N. Colorado Fort Lewis College Colorado Mesa Univ. Johnson and Wales

870-990

20-23

SAT (verbal & math)

Western Colorado CC Front Range CC Aims CC Community Colleges Colorado Mountain Northeastern Junior College

830-950

18-21

SAT (verbal & math)

In State:

950-1070

Out of State: Univ. of Wyoming Montana State University ACT Composite

22-27

SAT (verbal & math)

In State:

1030-1220

University of Colorado Colorado State University University of Denver Regis College Colorado Christian Univ.

Out of State: Arizona State University Kansas University ACT Composite

27-31

SAT (verbal & math)

1220-1600

*Check with school of choice to determine if writing component is required for ACT and/or SAT

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In State:

Colorado College Colorado School of Mines U.S. Air Force Academy

Out of State: Stanford University Harvard


Higher Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR) Page updated July 10, 2008

In, 2003 the Admission Standards Policy was modified to include minimum academic coursework requirements, otherwise known as the Higher Education Admission Requirements (HEAR). Effective for applicants who graduate from high school in spring 2010 or later, in-state and out-of-state freshman must meet the institution‘s index standard and have completed the required pre-collegiate curriculum (if applicable) to meet CCHE‘s freshman admissions standards. Included in the policy are provisions that exempt students from meeting admissions standards and HEAR 2010 requirements. Exemptions are typically allowed for students who are not in the category of first time college students or who are able to demonstrate comparable knowledge and competencies. The 17 academic units required for applicants who graduate high school in the spring of 2010 or later are listed below. Academic Area* English** Mathematics (Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalents)*** Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based)*** Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history) Foreign Language Academic Electives****

2010+ Graduates 4 years 4 years 3 years 3 years 1 year 2 years

* CCHE, CDE, and School Districts are developing standards for alternative demonstration of proficiency to be accepted in lieu of course completion ** Two units of ESL English may count for HEAR requirements when combined with two units of successfully completed college preparatory English ***College-preparatory ESL mathematics/science courses that include content and academic rigor/level comparable to other acceptable courses may satisfy HEAR requirements **** Acceptable Academic Electives include additional courses in English, mathematics, natural/physical sciences and social sciences, foreign languages, art, music, journalism, drama, computer science, honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses, and appropriate CTE courses

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education does not review individual high school courses to determine whether or not they meet Colorado‘s Higher Education Admissions Requirements. Because local school districts in Colorado oversee their high school curricula and colleges and universities establish their own entrance requirements, it is at their discretion to determine what coursework meets the Higher Education Admission Requirements. Other Resources  Admission Standards Policy  Admissions Eligibility Index Table  Frequently Asked Questions

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Understanding the College Admissions Index The Admissions index (next page) is a guideline that all ―state‖ colleges and universities use for admitting students into their post-secondary education. Schools look at a student‘s cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT score to determine their admission index score. Each college and university has set a minimum index score that students need to meet as a guideline for entry into their university. Those minimum index scores are seen beneath the admissions grid on the index page. Students seeking admission to college must meet the minimum core course criteria (how many years taken in each subject area) along with meeting the index score to be considered for that school. Colleges also consider co-curricular activities, leadership roles, and volunteer work and student goals when making admissions decisions. Detailed information regarding the Colorado post-secondary academic admissions requirements can be accessed at http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Admissions. We suggest contacting the college of your interest, directly, with specific questions. Your guidance counselor can assist with making decisions and obtaining information for admission.

CCHE Index Scores for First-time Freshman Applicants Institution

Freshman Admissions Index

Adams State College Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Colorado State University – Pueblo Fort Lewis College Mesa State (Colorado Mesa University) Metropolitan State College of Denver University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Colorado Springs University of Colorado at DHSC University of Northern Colorado Western State College

80 110 101 86 92 85 76 103 92 93 94 80

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Advanced Placement Program Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at each of our district comprehensive high schools. AP courses follow a national curriculum provided by The College Board, the publishers of the SAT college entrance exam. These courses give students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Each May, AP exams are offered to students as they complete their coursework. Students earning a minimum score on the exam can receive either elective credit or course replacement credit depending on the college or university policy. Parents and students are encouraged to review these policies on the college website for colleges under consideration. These are college level courses that reflect a student‘s willingness to follow the demands and rigor of college level studies. AP courses assist students in stretching themselves to think or learn at a higher level and will help students stand out in the college admission process. A fee is required for each AP exam.

AP Courses Offered in Thompson School District Art History Biology Calculus AB and BC Chemistry Economics: Macro Economics: Micro English Language & Composition English Literature & Composition Environmental Science European History World Languages-Spanish, German & French

Government & Politics: Comparative or United States Human Geography Music Theory Physics B Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics Psychology Statistics Studio Art: Drawing, Photo, 2-D or 3-D Design U.S. History World History

**Not every course is offered at every high school each year. Check this course description book with your counselor to see which courses are offered for the upcoming school year. If a course is not offered at your home high school, you will have the option of taking it at another high school. For more information on the Advanced Placement Program, please visit www.CollegeBoard.com

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Thompson Valley Comprehensive Advanced Placement High School Thompson Valley High School offers 23 Advanced Placement courses. Students have the flexibility to choose the classes that best meet their interests and needs. Advanced Placement: The Facts and College Success A high school curriculum of high academic intensity and quality found in Pre-Advanced Placement/Advanced Placement courses is the factor that most contributes to a student‘s likelihood of completing a college degree. Exposure to this curriculum is a much better predictor of college success than a student‘s high school GPA or test scores. A fee is required for each AP exam. Pre-AP Pre-AP classes engage students in active, high-level learning, thereby ensuring that every student develops the skills, habits of mind, and strategies to succeed in general coursework, Advanced Placement courses, and college. Advanced Placement Prepare for success in college by taking college-level courses while at Thompson Valley. Benefits include:          

Exposed to the rigor of college-level study Explore advanced topics in greater depth and detail Earn college credit while in high school Build confidence in your capability to succeed in college Increased likelihood of getting accepted to the college of your choice Save money; course waivers earned in Advanced Placement will save on tuition Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques Assume responsibility for reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself Earn up to a semester of college credit for free Increase likelihood of college admission

All Thompson School District comprehensive high schools offer a full complement of Advanced Placement courses. Please see the course description guide for a list of available courses.

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme The International Baccalaureate Programme is an interdisciplinary, intercultural approach to high school education. Loveland High also offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to all 9th or 10th grade students to maximize their potential. Students interact within 8 integrated areas of study and learn to view the world through a variety of lenses known as Areas of Interaction. Students also complete a Personal Project in 10th grade and service-learning requirements both years. The Diploma Programme, founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland is a rigorous course of college-level study in the 11th and 12th grades that is widely recognized and honored at universities around the world. Loveland High has been an IB World School since 2007. The 2year program encompasses 6 areas of study: English; Spanish, German or French; History of the Americas; Biology and/or Chemistry; Mathematics; Arts & Electives. A student chooses three of these subjects to complete at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL) of study. Students sit for exams in each of the six subject areas in May. Students also take a Theory of Knowledge course, earn 150 hours in CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) and complete a 4000word Extended Essay on a subject of their choice. Depending on individual university policies students may earn college credits based on their IB scores. Colorado legislation passed in 2005 assures students who earn the IB Diploma 24 credits at all state-run universities except Colorado School of Mines (see their website for specific exam and credit information). Students must earn a minimum score on their testing to receive their IB Diploma in July (after graduation). Full IB testing currently costs $600 for all six exams, fees and Extended Essay evaluation. Students will receive a Loveland High School Diploma in May upon completion of district requirements.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (Via IB website at www.ibo.org)

To help us prepare for registration, students from non-feeder schools submit Letters of Intent to Participate by January 10, 2012 to help us prepare for registration. Please contact Deanna Dykstra, IB Coordinator at Loveland High School with any questions or to participate: 970.613.5226; deanna.dykstra@thompsonschools.org; http://bit.ly/IBLHS.

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Middle Years Programme: Grades 9-10 9th & 10th Grade: Language A: English • • Language B: Spanish, German or French Humanities (Civics, Geography, World History) • Technology (e.g. Computer Applications) • Mathematics (Geometry, Geometry in Construction, Algebra I, II) • Arts (Visual and Performing) • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry) • Physical Education • Other (graduation requirements, electives, etc.) • Other requirements: Personal Project (.5 credit)--During their 10th-grade year, students create a meaningful piece of work that is the product of the student's own initiative and design that is connected to an Area of Interaction. Service Learning--Over the 9th- and 10th-grade years students participate in meaningful service learning IB Diploma Programme: Grades 11- 12 projects that reflect the learner profile, Approaches to Learning and the IB mission statement. Language A (HL/SL) Credit: 1.0 each year Fee: None*

Language B (SL) (French, German or Spanish, level 3 and above) LHS Credit: 1.0 each year Fee: None*

The two-year IB English program is designed to:  immerse students in the study, understanding, and appreciation of classical and world literature  engage them in a variety of speaking and writing formats so that they will not only possess new knowledge but will also be able to effectively communicate about the universal aspects of literature  fulfill all requirements for IB Language A1 Higher Level  to foster the development and improvement of oral communication skills for a variety of settings  to develop the ability to critically examine and discuss literary texts using both original analyses and published literary criticism  to extend proficiency in writing different types of essays for varied audiences  to broaden awareness and appreciation of world authors  to create and maintain an environment where literary inquiry and debate are encouraged

These courses are the first year of a two-year course sequence in which the goals of communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities will prepare students for the required Standard Level IB examination. Students will:  continue to develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, all with increasing accuracy  review and refine grammatical structures with emphasis placed on vocabulary development and enrichment  draw their language and cultural knowledge from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, recordings from radio and television programs, and from literature, all built around the three major themes: change, groups, and leisure  prepare to use the language appropriately in a range of situations and contexts for a variety of purposes  develop a global communicative approach that is built upon the receptive skills of reading and listening and the production skills of speaking and writing  explore geographic, ethnic, and cultural knowledge of the speaking world, learning the skills necessary to be socially appropriate in specific situations  understand spoken language when it is delivered at moderate normal speed by native speakers in various situations, i.e. face-to-face, video, radio, and recordings  develop vocabulary and language structure to comprehend and communicate appropriately  Prepare a portfolio of materials about themes studied in class, preparing for the oral examination

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 be able to analyze and interpret primary sources (historical documents, maps, statistical tables, and pictorial and graphic evidence  take notes from printed material, lectures and discussions  write essay examinations, analytical and research papers  express themselves with clarity, precision and know how to cite sources and credit the writing and ideas of others

Mathematics (HL/SL) LHS Credit: 1.0 to 1.5 each year Fee: Student pays for textbook This course is designed to take students from Algebra 2 and Trigonometry into basic Calculus skills. The course is one year (36 weeks) in length taught at the Standard Level. The second year extends to meet Higher Level exam requirements. Students will:  develop an appreciation for the nature of mathematical models, their graphs, and their application to optimizing physical and economic systems  be able to apply research skills in solving mathematical problems  use reasoning when applying mathematical skills  be able to communicate their process and outcomes both written and orally

Biology (HL/SL) LHS Credits: 1.0 per year Fee: None* The course will emphasize the experimental nature of science and the scientific method as well as the content of a typical introductory college biology course.

Math Studies (SL) LHS Credit: 1.0 Fee: None*

Students will:  spend much time planning experiments, conducting experiments and learning various lab techniques, organizing and analyzing data, and making valid conclusions based upon these data  become familiar with the growing field of biochemistry as they learn about the molecules of life, enzyme activity, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, and protein synthesis  explore the relationship between structure and function as they learn parts of cells and functions of plant and animal systems  know the unity of life, and its diversity, as they study mitosis, genetics, and taxonomy. Underlying all is the theme of evolution as an explanation of why the current unity and diversity exists in the world  study equilibrium in relation to physiology of animal, especially human, systems  understand the interdependence of organisms the world over will be emphasized in the ecology topics  have the opportunity to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate about a scientific investigation  provide a body of knowledge for biology, including the unifying concepts and themes of structure and function, equilibrium, universality, diversity, and evolution  identify the connections among the various branches of science and between science and other fields  emphasize global contexts for biology, such as the greenhouse effect, pollution, immunology, or the Human Genome Project  develop interpersonal skills in group work during scientific investigations and in oral and written communication

This course is designed to continue with skills learned by students in their Algebra 2 CPM course. The course uses problem solving strategies in conjunction with knowledge of the inter-connections among algebra, geometry, and functions to analyze problems and formulate appropriate solutions and to extend current knowledge by making new connections. Students will:  be able to demonstrate skills in the afore mentioned math topics  be able to apply mathematical principles and terminology  be able to demonstrate competence in mathematical methods  be able to apply research skills in solving mathematical problems  use reasoning when applying mathematical skills  be able to communicate their process and outcomes both written and orally History of the Americas (HL/SL) LHS Credits: 1.0 per year Fee: None* This course is offered at both the Higher Level and Standard Level. It is designed to increase the student‘s understanding of the United States history from discovery to the present with the goal of having each student successfully complete the IB assessments for the academic area. Areas of concentration include historiography, political, social and economic history coupled with a study of cultural and intellectual institutions and their development. Students will:  be able to assess historical materials — relevance, reliability, importance  be able to weigh the evidence presented in historical evidence

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Chemistry (HL/SL) LHS Credits: 1.0 per year Fee: None*

In IB Music students will  develop their acquisition of knowledge and understanding of music from a variety of cultural and historical and stylistic perspectives  develop appropriate abilities and skills to recreate music of other composers  create music through their own compositions  develop a historical perspective of the music throughout western history including our own time and how music reflects the society in which it was created  develop a perspective of the music world cultures and how this music reflects the society in which it is created  experience making music through a variety of performance opportunities genres, and ensemble types

This course is a continuation of the general introduction to chemistry with an emphasis on analytical thinking and the methods of chemistry. The course introduces students to concepts required for solving problems both qualitative and quantitative in chemistry for understanding chemical reactivity; and to develop analytical thinking skills. Students will:  design and conduct chemical investigations and then analyze and interpret their data, develop relevant equations from graphs of data and communicate their findings via formal laboratory reports  data and communicate their findings via formal laboratory reports  provide a body of knowledge of chemistry including unifying themes  develop correlations between chemical bonding, oxidation-reduction and the Kreb cycle, etc  apply their chemical knowledge to large global problems  develop interpersonal cooperative skills during science investigation and in oral and written forms of communication

Business and Management SL LHS Credits: 1.0 Fee: None* Students will:  explore the ethics and phases of the business process  explore internet use and applications  choose to focus on web based projects  choose to focus on management skills

Theory of Knowledge LHS Credits: .5 second semester grade 11 .5 first semester grade 12 Fee: None

MYP Personal Project LHS Grade: 10 (year 5 of MYP) Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

This course will be taught as a student-centered seminar. As TOK progresses, students will:  establish ownership in proportion to the energy, effort and time that they put into the course  be expected to identify the interdisciplinary relationships and differences in the pursuit of knowledge

Students will:  demonstrate the personal abilities and skills required to produce and present an extended piece of work created by the student‘s own initiative and design  engage in person inquiry, action and reflection on specific topics and issues  focus on, and demonstrate an understanding of, the areas of interaction  reflect on learning and share knowledge, view and opinions

Music SL LHS Credit: 1.0 Fee: None* This course will focus on preparing the IB diploma candidate for the Standard Level assessment. Emphasis will be placed on immersing the student in the time period/culture being studied through performing, composing, imitating writing and listening in each unit.

*Exams are a separate fee. Please see above.

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Loveland Area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA) Mountain View High School The Loveland Area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA) is an arts magnet school housed within the walls of Mountain View High School. It opened August 2007 with its first freshman class and will expand each year with the addition of a new ninth grade class. Why should I choose LISA? LISA is a pre-AP Honors program featuring an advanced, arts-integrated curriculum in language arts, social studies, and science. Creative and critical thinking utilizing research-based thinking strategies is emphasized. The LISA staff works as a team to meet the individual needs of the students, collaborating to integrate the arts into the core curriculum and to ensure that the curriculum addresses various learning modalities utilizing the visual and performing arts (music, the visual arts, drama, and dance). Arts focused activities are provided through visual and performing arts courses, music academies, theatre experiences, and arts showcases. Connections to the local arts community are fostered through arts-related community service projects and artist-in-residence programs. LISA provides the motivated student a challenging curriculum in the setting of a modern, comprehensive high school. In addition to the required LISA courses, LISA students are encouraged to take college-level Advanced PlacementŽ (AP) courses as well as any MVHS course for which they have taken the prerequisites. The school-within-a-school framework affords LISA students all the diverse opportunities available in a large, comprehensive high school including access to the full range of extracurricular, athletic, and activities programs. The LISA program develops talent and encourages the pursuit of excellence in the fields of visual and performing arts. The program sparks curiosity in students and gives them opportunities to perform, appreciate, and understand the arts in a variety of cultures. Applying to Join LISA Interested students must complete a LISA entrance application. The criteria for acceptance into LISA is based on several factors including grades and attendance history, state and national assessments (including CSAP), and answers to application questions. An on-site interview/audition is also required. Once students have been notified of their acceptance status, they may register for the required LISA courses. The LISA application can be downloaded at: http://mvhs.thompson.k12.co.us (click on the LISA link) or picked up at Mountain View High School in the main office. Applications should be turned in at the MVHS Mummy Range Office or mailed to: LISA c/o Mummy Range Office 3500 Mountain Lion Drive Loveland, CO 80537 LISA Required Courses Following are the LISA course offerings. These classes take up only a portion of the student‘s schedule each semester, which allows enrollment in a variety of other MVHS courses including Advanced Placement and other classes of interest to the individual student. For more information, please e-mail mvhslisa@thompsonschools.org or call 613-7821.

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LISA PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY I Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In LISA World Geography I students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  be presented to a geographic view of the world through the use of the five themes of geography  develop map skills that will enable them to analyze human interaction between cultures and the environment

REQUIRED LISA COURSES LISA PRE-AP ENGLISH 9

1200, 1201

Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

LISA PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY II Credit: 0.5 4211 Prerequisite: LISA World Geography I recommended Fee: None

In LISA English I students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  learn and identify language skills, use correct mechanics, and study vocabulary  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry and a Shakespeare play  write, using the writing process, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and problem/solution short responses and essays  present a problem/solution or cause/effect presentation LISA PRE-AP ENGLISH 10 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In LISA World Geography II students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  study four main geographical areas, each with diverse and varied style and culture  participate in an in-depth study focused on the cultural geography of these areas including cultural, religious, political, and recreational venues  leave this class with a strong sense of what makes each area so unique and interesting LISA PRE-AP GEOPHYSICAL LAB SCIENCE Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1202, 1203

In LISA Science I students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  investigate, astronomy, meteorology, hydrology, geology and paleontology  quantitatively analyze the above subjects with introductory concepts and tools from chemistry and physics, to increase critical skills

In LISA English II students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  understand the purpose of language skills, use correct mechanics, study and apply vocabulary  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia  write personal narrative, compare/contrast, problem/solution short responses  write a persuasive essay, descriptive response to literature, literary analysis, and a formal persuasive letter LISA PRE-AP CIVICS Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

4210

LISA PRE-AP MODERN AMERICA INTEGRATED WITH FILM HISTORY Grade: 11 4212 4213 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

4200

In Pre-AP Modern America and Film History students will:  develop an in-depth analysis of the United State from 1877 to present  study the interactions of politics and political parties, government, business censorship, minorities, immigration, poverty and affluence, social movements, war and threat  emphasize the importance of the film medium as both an art form and an indicator of social systems  explore and evaluate Hollywood entertainment films for indicators of economic, political and social conditions

In LISA Civics students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  gain an understanding of the law and the legal system of the United States  be aware of current issues and be encouraged to participate as citizens in the legal system  receive an introduction to the origin and development of our legal system  perform required community service

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3200, 3201


LISA PRE-AP BIOLOGY Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

3202, 3203

MUSICAL THEATRE Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In LISA Science II students will:  use the visual and performing arts as an emphasis to learn the content listed below  meet selected state standards through the study of scientific method, cell biology, classification, genetics, ecology, and science and technology LISA ARTS & CULTURE I Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Musical Theatre students will:  explore the history of musical theatre, costume design, set design and production  gain skills necessary to become a triple-threat (actor-singer-dancer) by studying each area  be required to participate in the spring musical (rehearsals and meetings outside of class time will be required closer to the opening of the show)  be contextual learning opportunity for students interested in all aspects of theatre production from onstage and backstage responsibilities to marketing and publicity

6802

In LISA Arts & Culture I students will:  read literature/drama, view works of art and listen to music from the Prehistoric era of time through the Renaissance period  gain an understanding of how visual art, theatre dance and music help shape society  make connections between arts and culture and their core classes LISA ARTS & CULTURE II 6803 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: LISA Arts & Culture I recommended Fee: None In LISA Arts & Culture II students will:  read literature/drama, view works of art and listen to music from the Renaissance in Europe through the Mid-20th century  gain an understanding of how visual art, theatre, dance and music help shape society MUSIC HISTORY Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

6205

6204

In Music History students will:  study music in its historical and cultural context  study stylistic development, connections to the other arts and social changes from the Renaissance through the 20th century  study representative composers, musical styles, and compositions through score study and listening assignments

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Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Focus Program – Berthoud High School STEM Focus Program Berthoud High School offers students an opportunity for an excellent education in all curricular areas. One of Berthoud‘s educational options is the STEM Focus Program. In the areas of math, science, and engineering, Berthoud High School is proud of its outstanding faculty and curriculum in addition to its regionally respected Little Thompson Observatory, Thompson River Project, and Project Lead The Way curriculum. Berthoud High School partners with CSU and CU Boulder to add additional curricular offerings at an increased level of rigor and relevance for students who have the aptitude and passion to explore STEM careers. World competition in the area of math, science, engineering and technology has prompted the Federal Government to encourage schools at all levels to increase exposure of these elements to students ensuring that the United States maintains its leading world edge. Berthoud High School is committed to that vision and to an ongoing goal of providing a curriculum of rigor and relevance. Junior and Senior Year Project Students who commit to the STEM Program at Berthoud High School are required to complete a research project, internship with higher education or industry in a STEM area, or complete six hours of Guaranteed Transfer College Credit which includes a presentation component by the end of the senior year. Topic selection and internship placement, approved by a faculty advisor, will occur during the second semester of the junior year. The project or internship will culminate with a presentation to the faculty, administration and mentors during the second semester of their senior year. The project or internship will have a well-defined purpose related to the STEM field. The research project or internship will be waived for STEM focus students who choose to work toward the Associate of Arts Degree during their junior and senior year. Significant progress toward the A.A. Degree must be completed for the waiver. STEM Required Courses The following courses in BOLD are the required math/science courses that will guide students through a rigorous curriculum. Italicized courses are additional learning opportunities that we strongly recommend. Grade 9th

Math Geometry (1.0)

Science Pre AP Geo-Physical Lab Science (1.0) Biology (1.0)

10th

Algebra II (1.0)

Chemistry II (1.0) AP Biology (1.5)

11th/12th

Trigonometry (1.0) AP Statistics (1.0) or AP Calculus AB (1.5) AP Calculus BC (1.5)

AP Physics B (1.5) AP Chemistry (1.5) AP Physics C – Mechanics (1.0) Astronomy (.5) Anatomy/Physiology (1.0) General Physics (1.0) Genetics (.5) Environmental Science (1.0) Thompson River Project (1.0)

Senior Research Project in a STEM field (.5) Highly recommended courses — Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering and Design Principles of Engineering Computer Integrated Manufacturing Digital Electronics

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MOUNTAIN VIEW AND BERTHOUD HIGH SCHOOLS COURSES OFFERED (1 credit each) Introduction to Engineering Design BHS and MVHS 8400, 8401  A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. Principles of Engineering BHS and MVHS

8402, 8403

 A course that helps students understand the field of engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

Berthoud and Mountain View High schools are offering exciting new courses in pre-engineering. Any student from any Thompson high school may sign up to take the classes. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech fields. Studies of PLTW‘s curriculum have proven that PLTW students become the kind of prepared, competent, high-tech employees U.S. industry needs to stay competitive in the global market.

Digital Electronics BHS and MVHS

8404, 8405

 Courses where students use computer simulation to learn about the logic of electronics as they design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices. Programmable logic, digital circuit prototyping, and soldering are examples of student activities.

BENEFITS OF PLTW  Early exposure and practical pre-college application of concepts  Feeling better prepared for college  Greater confidence in all academic areas  Understanding what it takes to become an engineer  Project based, hands-on  School to Life

Computer Integrated Manufacturing BHS 8406, 8407  Students learn concepts of robotics and automated manufacturing by creating three-dimensional designs with modeling software and producing models of their designs.

You might be surprised by the exciting variety students can find in the engineering world and how schools can help them find it. In fact, as the uses of science and technology expand in today‘s job market, our nation will need a constant supply of engineers graduating from college in order to remain competitive in the world‘s marketplace.

Aerospace Engineering 8410, 8411 MVHS  Students apply scientific and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, and improve systems in different environments. Aerospace principles and concepts are studied using GPS, wind tunnel, and rocketry activities.

For decades, technical industries had a solid base of skilled workers, ―high tech‖ was still an emerging employment sector, and the demand for technical jobs matched the supply. Today, with more than half of the country‘s engineers and scientists nearing retirement, and with more than half of the students in college engineering programs dropping out before graduation, U.S. technical industries are in need of engineers and technical worker and not just a handful, but more than one million. As always, American businesses are looking to schools to help them educate future engineers. This is where Project Lead the Way can help.

Engineering Design and Development MVHS 8414, 8415  This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. As this is an engineering research course, students will work in teams to research, design, construct and test a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.

For more information please contact: Tom Frayer at MVHS 613-7808 Robert Sommerfeld at BHS 613-7719

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District Graduation Requirements

Departments

Class of 2013-2016 .50

Applied Arts Language Arts English 9

1.00

English 10

1.00

English 11

1.00 .50 .50

English 12(Elective Lang. Arts class) Speech

4.00

Total Language Arts

.50

Fine Arts Interest Pathway/General Electives

8.00

Math

3.00

Physical Education .50 .50

Fitness Health

1.00

Total Physical Education Science Biology

1.00 1.00

Student option 3rd year

1.00

GeoPhysical Science

3.00

Total Science Social Studies

.50

Civics World Emphasis (Geography or History)

1.00

Modern America

1.00 .50

Economics Total Social Studies

3.00

World Language

1.00 24.00

Total Credit Requirement

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Applied Arts Classes .5 Credits Required for Graduation ACE

Fine Arts

ACE 9 Success Skills ACE 10 Careers ACE Work Experience

.5 Credits Required for Graduation ART

BUSINESS

*AP Art History *AP Studio Art Drawing, 2-D & 3-D Design Commercial Art I Computer Graphics – Art I & II Drawing I & II Metalsmithing/Jewelry I & II Painting I & II Photography I, II & III Sculpture/Ceramics I & II Television Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II

Accounting I, II, III Advanced Computer Applications Business Law Business Technical Communications Business Work Experience (BWE) Career Development CISCO 1, 2, 3, & 4 Computer Applications Computer Graphics – Business I & II Data and Decisions Web Design Finance Introductions to Business Word Processing Management Marketing Research Marketing Work Experience (MWE) Multi-Media Technology Sports and Entertainment Marketing Advertising and Retail Merchandising

MUSIC

*AP Music Theory Chamber Singers Chamber Strings Concert Band Concert Choir Guitar and Piano Jazz Ensemble I, II & III Marching Band Mixed Choir Music Ensemble Music History Music Theory Musical Theatre Orchestra Show/Jazz Choir Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble Women‘s / Men‘s Choir

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES

Catering Consumer & Family Work Experience (CFWE) *Early Childhood Education 101 & 102 Food Science Dietetics and Nutrition I & II Housing & Interior Design I Housing & Interior Design II Life Management Relationships Teacher Cadet I & II Teen Challenges and Choices Textile Studies

*May apply for placement or college credit. See department pages for additional information.

INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Algebra II of Transportation Systems *Architectural Drawing Construction I & II Geometry in Construction Industrial Technology I & II *Invention and Design Manufacturing I & II Principles of Technology I & II Project Design Team (PDT) Project Lead the Way classes *Technical Drawing Technology Education Transportation I & II

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High School Fees 2012-2013

(These fees are accurate as of the printing of this course book. Please check the Thompson School District web site for any changes.)

COURSES

FEES

General AP Studio Art AP Courses Leadership Class Transcripts Applied Arts All Business/Marketing Classes (Accounting I, II & III, Advanced Computer Applications, Business Law, Business Technical Communications, Career Development, Computer Applications, Data and Decisions, Web Design, Finance, Introduction to Business, Word Processing, Management, Marketing Research, Multi-Media Technology, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Advertising and Retail Merchandising)

$35.00/sem. Student pays for textbook. $5.00/sem. One copy free - $2.00 per copy thereafter $5.00/sem.

$15.00/sem.

Computer Graphics – Art I & II Computer Graphics - Business I & II Work Experience (Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer) CISCO 1, 2, 3 & 4 All Family & Consumer Science Classes (Teen Challenges, Life Management, Relationships, Housing and Interior Design I & II, Textile Studies, Early Childhood Education I & II, Teacher Cadet I & II) Catering Foods I & II All Industrial Tech Classes (Invention and Design, Technical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Project Design Team, Construction I & II, Transportation I & II, Manufacturing I & II, Principals of Technology I & II) Project Lead the Way Classes (Introduction to Engineering Design, Principals of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Design and Development) Art Commercial Art, Drawing I & II, Painting I & II, Sculpture/Ceramics I & II Computer Graphics – Art I & II Metalsmithing/Jewelry I & II Photography I, II, or III TV Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II Math Principles of Technology I & II Music All Performing Musical Groups Marching Band Band Uniform Cleaning Instrument Rental P.E. Athletic Training First Aid (fee required) Life Guarding (fee required) Lifetime Sports Science Microcomputer Projects

Please Note:

$5.00/sem. $25.00/sem. $5.00/sem.

$10.00/sem. $10.00/sem. $5.00/sem. $20.00/sem.

$20.00/sem. $15.00/sem. $30.00/sem. $40.00/sem. $20.00/sem. $30.00/sem. $5.00/sem. $15.00/sem. + $5.00 trip fee $11.00/sem. $10.00/yr. $40.00/yr. Approx. $25.00/course Set by Red Cross (approx. $35.00) Set by Red Cross (approx. $65.00) $15.00 per sem. + $5.00 trip fee $18.00/sem.

◊ Fees will be waived for students qualifying for free or reduced price school meals under the Federal Free or Reduced Price Meal Policy. Students coming on or going off the free or reduced lunch program during the school term will have fees prorated. ◊ Students may be charged for optional materials that they select for class projects in addition to the Board adopted fees. ◊ In some high schools, fees are assessed by credits and half credits rather than by years and semesters. Please check with the high school at registration. ◊ Fees for retaking non-elective classes required for graduation are being assessed as per Board policy JNA/JNA-R. Copies are available in each high school. This retake fee will be in addition to any other school fees required for that class. ◊ A fee is required for each AP exam.

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Six Interest Pathways Holland Personality Codes

Pathways (page #’s)

World of Work Map Regions

Realistic

Technical (page 29)

6&7

Investigative

Science and Technology (page 27)

8&9

Artistic

Arts (page 24)

10 & 11

Social

Social Service (page 28)

12 & 1

Enterprising

Administration and Sales (page 25)

2&3

Conventional

Business Operations (page 26)

4&5

In the Thompson School District, we are proud to offer career exploration and academic planning for our students. As it is a part of our strategic plan for the school district, we offer numerous opportunities for our students to job shadow and complete interest inventories and surveys through a variety of sources. Each student begins high school in a designated interest pathway based on their 8th grade Explore test results. It is our goal to assist students in finding out what they like and what they are good at so as to make better and more informed decisions upon graduation. Please see your student‘s guidance counselor for more information. Students select one (sometimes two) of these six interest pathways in which to take elective courses. Selections are based on information obtained from career and interest inventory testing done each year in high school. It is the goal of Thompson School District to provide information to students regarding their own strengths, interests and abilities so they can make informed decisions about their future plans. The school district is in the process of developing our plans for each student to develop an Individualized Career and Academic Plan. See your student‘s counselor for more information on available tools and resources.

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WORLD-OF-WORK MAP

The World-of-Work Map arranges Career Areas (groups of similar jobs) into 12 regions. Together, the career areas cover all U.S. jobs. Most jobs in a career area are located near the point shown. However, some may be in adjacent Map regions.

A career area‘s location is based on its primary work tasks. The four primary work tasks are working with: * DATA: Facts, numbers, files, accounts, business procedures. * IDEAS: Insights, theories, new ways of saying or doing something – for example, with words, equations, or music. * PEOPLE: People you help, serve, inform, care for, or sell things to. * THINGS: Machines, tools, living things, and materials such as food, wood, or metal.

Six general types of work (―Career Cluster‖) and related Holland types (RIASEC) are shown around the edge of the Map. The overlapping career cluster arrows indicate overlap in the occupational content of the adjacent career clusters.

Because they are more strongly oriented to People than Things, the following two career areas in the Science & Technology Cluster are located toward the left side of the Map (Region 10): Medical Diagnosis & Treatment and Social Science.

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Graduation Interest Pathways ADMINISTRATION AND SALES (Enterprising)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Investigative)

A.

Employment-Related Services Managers (Human Resources, Training/Education, Employee Benefits, etc.); Recruiter; Interviewer; Job Analyst.

B.

Marketing & Sales Agents (Insurance, Real Estate, Travel, etc.); Buyer; Sales/Manufacturers‘ Representatives; Retail Sales worker; Telemarketer.

C.

Management Executive; Executive Secretary; Purchaser; General Managers (Financial, Office, Property, etc.); Specialty Managers (Retail Store, Hotel/Motel, Food Service, etc.). For other managers, see specialty – e.g., Social Service (Career Area Y).

D.

Regulation & Protection Inspectors (Customs, Food/Drug, etc.); Police Officer, Detective; Park Ranger; Security Manager; Guard.

O.

Engineering & Technologies Engineers (Aerospace, Ag, Nuclear, Civil, Computer, etc.); Technicians (Electronics, Mechanical, Laser, etc.); Surveyor; Drafter; Architect; Technical Illustrator.

P.

Natural Science & Technologies Physicist; Astronomer; Biologist; Statistician; Soil Conservationist; Food Technologist; Crime Lab Analyst.

Q.

Medical Technologies Pharmacist; Optician; Prosthetic; Technologists (Surgical, Medical Lab, EEG, etc.); Dietitian.

R.

Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Physician; Psychiatrist; Pathologist; Dentist, Optometrist; Vet; Physical Therapist; Audiologist, Physician‘s Assistant.

S.

Social Science Sociologist; Experimental Psychologist; Political Scientist; Economist; Criminologist; Urban Planner.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS (Conventional)

ARTS (Artistic)

E.

Communications & Records Receptionist; Secretary (including Legal and Medical); Court Reporter; Clerks (Order, Billing, Hotel, etc.).

T.

Applied Arts (Visual) Artist; Graphic Artist; Photographer; Illustrator; Floral/Fashion/Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayer.

F.

Financial Transactions Accountant/Auditor; Cashier; Bank Teller; Budget/Credit Analysts; Tax Preparer; Ticket Agent.

U.

Creative & Performing Arts Writer/Author; Musician; Singer; Dancer; Music Composer; Movie/TV Directors; Fashion Model.

G.

Distribution & Dispatching Shipping/Receiving Clerk; Warehouse Supervisor; Mail Carrier; Dispatchers (Flight, Cab, etc.); Air Traffic Controller.

V.

Applied Arts (Written & Spoken) Reporter, Columnist; Editor; Ad Copywriter; P.R. Specialist; TV Announcer; Librarian; Interpreter.

TECHNICAL (Realistic)

SOCIAL SERVICE (Social)

H.

Transport Operation & Related Truck/Bus/Cab Drivers; Locomotive Engineer; Ship Captain; Aircraft Pilot; Sailor; Chauffeur.

W.

Health Care Administrator; Nurse; Occupational Therapist; Psychiatric Technician; Dental Hygienist/Assistant; Geriatric Aide.

I.

Agriculture, Forestry & Related Farmer; Nursery Manager; Pest Controller; Forester; Logger; Groundskeeper; Animal Caretaker.

X.

J.

Computer & Information Specialties Programmer; Systems Analyst; Info. Systems Manager; Computer Repairer; Desktop Publisher; Actuary.

Education Administrator; Teachers & Aides (Preschool, Elementary & Secondary, Special Education, PE, etc.). For others, see specialty - e.g., Physics Teacher (Career Area P).

Y.

K.

Construction & Maintenance Carpenter; Electrician; Bricklayer; Tile Setter; Painter; Plumber; Roofer; Firefighter; Custodian.

Community Services Social Service Director; Social Worker; Lawyer; Paralegal; Home Economist; Career Counselor; Clergy.

Z.

L.

Crafts & Related Cabinetmaker; Tailor; Chef/Cook; Baker; Butcher; Jeweler; Silversmith; Hand Crafter.

Personal Services Waiter/Waitress; Barber; Cosmetologist; Flight Attendant; Household Worker; Home Health Aide; Travel Guide.

M.

Manufacturing & Processing Tool & Die Maker; Machinist; Welder; Bookbinder; Printing Press Operator; Photo Process Worker; Dry Cleaner.

N.

Mechanical & Electrical Specialties Mechanics/Technicians (Auto, Aircraft, Heating & AC, Electronics, Dental Lab, etc.); Repairers (Office Machine, Appliance, TV/VCR, CD Player, etc.).

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Interest Pathway/Electives: Arts (Artistic) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Art and communication careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of arts and communication. Some of these jobs involve expressing oneself through activities such as painting, designing, singing, dancing, and writing; artistic appreciation of such activities (e.g., listening to music, reading literature). Work typically involves ideas and people. Interest Pathway Electives ART AP Art History AP Studio Art Commercial Art I Computer Graphics - Art I & II Drawing I & II LISA Arts & Culture I & II Metalsmithing/Jewelry I & II Painting I & II Photography I, II & III Sculpture/Ceramics I & II Television Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II BUSINESS Advanced Computer Applications Business Technical Communications Career Development Computer Applications Computer Graphics – Business I & II Web Design Marketing Research Multi-Media Technology Sports and Entertainment Marketing Advertising and Retail Merchandising FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Catering Housing and Interior Design Textile Studies INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Architectural Drawing Construction I & II Invention & Design Manufacturing I & II Project Design Team Technical Drawing

LANGUAGE ARTS Acting Techniques Advanced Acting Advanced Speech Argumentation/Debate Creative Writing Forensics Journalism I & II LISA Pre-AP English I & II Mythology & Science Fiction Theatre Production Women and Their Literature World Literature Truth and Fiction Yearbook MUSIC AP Music Theory Chamber Singers Concert Band Concert Choir Guitar and Piano Jazz Ensemble I, II & III Marching Band Mixed Choir Musical Theatre Music History Music Ensemble Music Theory Orchestra Show/Jazz Choir Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble Women‘s/Men‘s Choir

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SCIENCE Astronomy –Magnet Course BHS Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II LISA Science I (Geophysical Lab Science) LISA Science II (Biology) SOCIAL STUDIES LISA Pre-AP World Geography I & II AP Psychology LISA Pre-AP Civics Psychology I & II Sociology World Geography LISA Pre-AP Modern America integrated w/ Film History

WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V FRONT RANGE Architecture & Landscape Design Culinary Arts – Chef Program


Interest Pathway/Electives: Administration & Sales (Enterprising) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Business careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for most careers. A four-year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of marketing and sales, management and planning, customer service, records and communications. Some of these jobs involve making decisions and supervising the activities of employees, while other jobs provide support services and assistance to executives, administrators and managers. Work typically involves people and data. Interest Pathway Electives ACE Ace Work Experience ART Commercial Art I Computer Graphics - I & II LISA Arts and Culture I & II Photography I, II & III Television Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II BUSINESS Accounting I, II & III Advanced Computer Applications Business Law Business Technical Communications Business Work Experience Career Development Computer Applications Web Design Finance Introduction to Business Management Marketing Research Marketing Work Experience Multi-Media Technology Sports and Entertainment Marketing Advertising and Retail Merchandising

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Catering Consumer & Family Work Experience Housing & Interior Design I Housing & Interior Design II Textile Studies

SOCIAL SCIENCE Psychology I & II Sociology

GENERAL ELECTIVE Programming Concepts Yearbook

WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V

INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Project Design Team Project Lead the Way

FRONT RANGE Culinary Art – Chef Program Law Enforcement Exploration

LANGUAGE ARTS Advanced Speech Argumentation/Debate Forensics Journalism I & II Technical Writing MATH AP Statistics Data Analysis Problem Solving Strategies

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Interest Pathway/Electives: Business Operations (Conventional) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Business careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of computer operations, financial transactions, storage and dispatching. Some of these jobs involve making decision and supervising the activities of employees, while other jobs provide support services and assistance to executives, administrators and managers. Careers in Business Operations pathway typically involve working with data and things. Interest Pathway Electives ACE ACE 9 Success Skills ACE 10 Careers ACE Work Experience ART Video Production I & II BUSINESS Accounting I, II & III Advanced Computer Applications Business Law Business Technical Communications Business Work Experience Career Development CISCO 1-4 Computer Applications Computer Graphics - Business I & II Web Design Finance Introduction to Business Word Processing Management Marketing Research Marketing Work Experience Multi-Media Technology Sports and Entertainment Marketing Advertising and Retail Merchandising

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Catering GENERAL ELECTIVE Programming Concepts

MATH AP Statistics Data Analysis Microcomputer Projects Problem Solving Strategies Programming Concepts

INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Algebra II of Transportation Systems Geometry in Construction Transportation I & II

SCIENCE Microcomputer Projects

LANGUAGE ARTS AP English Literature Composition AP Language Composition Business Technical Communications College Composition I & II Technical Writing Yearbook

WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V

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SOCIAL SCIENCE Sociology

FRONT RANGE Law Enforcement Exploration Wildlife, Forestry & Natural Resources


Interest Pathway/Electives: Science & Technology (Investigative) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Science careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of research, engineering, science, and medical services. Some of these jobs involve investigating and attempting to understand phenomena in the natural sciences through reading, research, and discussion. Work typically involves ideas and things. Interest Pathways Electives ART Computer Graphics – Art I & II BUSINESS Advanced Computer Applications Business Technical Communication Career Development CISCO 1-4 Computer Applications Computer Graphics - Business I & II Web Design Multi-Media Technology FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Catering Consumer & Family Work Experience Food Sci. Dietetics and Nutrition I & II INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECH Architectural Drawing Construction I & II Invention & Design Manufacturing I & II Project Design Team Project Lead the Way Technical Drawing GENERAL ELECTIVE Programming Concepts LANGUAGE ARTS AP English Composition AP English Literature Argumentation/Debate College Composition I & II Forensics Mythology & Science Fiction Technical Writing

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Athletic Training Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise First Aid MATH AP Calculus AP Statistics Data Analysis Exploring Calculus Concepts General Physics with Trig/Functions Problem Solving Strategies Programming Concepts in C MUSIC AP Music Theory Music Theory SCIENCE Accelerated Physics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics B AP Physics C – Elec.& Magnetism AP Physics C – Mechanics Astronomy – Magnet Class Astronomy/Meteorology Chemistry II Environmental Science General Chemistry General Physics Genetics Human Anatomy and Physics I & II Microcomputer Projects Thompson River Project – Magnet Class

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SOCIAL STUDIES AP Human Geography AP Psychology Psychology I & II Sociology World Geography WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V FRONT RANGE Animal Technology & Research Architecture Landscape Design Carpentry – Home Framing Medical Careers Exploration Wildlife, Forestry & Natural Resources


Interest Pathway/Electives: Social Services (Social) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Social Services careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four-year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of social, health, education, and personal services. Some of these jobs involve helping, teaching, or serving others through activities in service-oriented organizations, engaging in social/political studies. Work typically involves interacting with people. Interest Pathway Electives ART LISA Arts & Culture I & II TV Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II BUSINESS Business Law Business Technical Communications Business Work Experience Career Development Introduction to Business Management Marketing Work Experience Multi-Media Technology Advertising and Retail Merchandising Sports and Entertainment Marketing FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Catering Consumer & Family Work Experience Early Childhood Educ. 101 & 102 Food Sci. Dietetics & Nutr. I & II Life Management Relationships Teacher Cadet I & II Teen Challenges & Choices LANGUAGE ARTS Acting Techniques Advanced Acting Advanced Speech Argumentation/Debate Bible Literature Forensics Journalism I & II LISA Pre-AP English I & II Theatre Production Women and Their Literature Yearbook

MUSIC Chamber Singers Chamber Strings Concert Band Concert Choir Guitar and Piano Jazz Ensemble I, II & III Marching Band Mixed Choir Musical Theatre Music Ensemble Music History Orchestra Symphonic Band Women‘s/Men‘s Choir PHYSICAL EDUCATION Aerobics and Dance Aquatics Athletic Training Athletic Weights Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise First Aid Lifetime Sports Lifeguard Training Men‘s Weight Training I & II Net Sports Self-Defense Team Sports Women‘s Weight Training I & II SCIENCE AP Biology AP Chemistry Environmental Science General Chemistry General Physics Genetics Human Anat/Phys. I & II LISA Science I (GeoPhysical Lab Science) LISA Science II (Biology) Thompson River Project

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SOCIAL STUDIES AP European History AP Geography AP Psychology AP US Government & Politics AP World History Contemporary Issues LISA Pre-AP Civics LISA Pre-AP Modern America Integrated with Film History LISA Pre-AP World Geography I & II Psychology I & II Sociology World Geography World History STUDENT LEADERSHIP Elementary Tutoring JROTC - Level I, II, III, IV Leadership Peer Partners Student Council WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V FRONT RANGE Medical Careers Exploration Wildlife, Forestry & Natural Resources


Interest Pathway/Electives: Technical (Realistic) This Interest Pathway information is designed to help students, with the assistance of parents, select appropriate school courses to prepare for their career interests. Technical careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from entry-level jobs to the highest level of managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four-year college degree is required for others. Many careers are available in the areas of mechanical, technical, natural resources, and crafts: working with tools, instruments, and mechanical or electrical equipment. Activities include designing, building, repairing machinery, and raising crops/animals. Work typically involves things.

Interest Pathway Electives ART Drawing I & II Metalsmithing/Jewelry I & II Painting I & II Photography I, II & III Sculpture/Ceramics I & II TV Broadcasting I & II Video Production I & II BUSINESS Accounting I, II & III Advanced Computer Applications Business Technical Communications Career Development CISCO 1-4 Computer Applications Computer Graphics - Business I & II Web Design Introduction to Business Word Processing Management Multi-Media Technology FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Consumer & Family Work Experience Food Sci. Dietetics & Nutr. I & II Housing & Interior Design I & II Textile Studies General Electives Programming Concepts INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECH. Algebra II of Transportation Systems Architectural Drawing Construction I & II Geometry in Construction Invention & Design Manufacturing I & II Principles of Technology I & II Project Design Team Project Lead the Way Technical Drawing Transportation I & II

MATH Algebra II/Algebra II Honors Algebra II of Transportation Systems AP Calculus AP Statistics Data Analysis Exploring Calculus Concepts General Physics with Trig/Functions Geometry in Construction Problem Solving Strategies MUSIC Chamber Singers Chamber Strings Concert Band Concert Choir Guitar and Piano Jazz Ensemble I, II & III Marching Band Mixed Choir Music Ensemble Orchestra Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble Women‘s/Men‘s Choir PHYSICAL EDUCATION Aerobics/Dance Aquatics Athletic Training Athletic Weights Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise First Aid Health Lifeguard Training Lifetime Sports Men‘s Weight Training I & II Net Sports Personal Fitness Self-Defense Team Sports Women‘s Weight Training I & II

LANGUAGE ARTS Technical Writing Theatre Production

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SCIENCE Accelerated Physics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics Astronomy/Meteorology Chemistry II Environmental Science General Chemistry General Physics Genetics Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II Microcomputer Projects Thompson River Project WORLD LANGUAGES French I, II, III, IV & V German I, II, III, IV & V Spanish I, II, III, IV & V FRONT RANGE Animal Technology & Research Architecture & Landscape Design Automotive Technology & Service Carpentry – Home Framing Culinary Arts - Chef Program Ironworking & Industrial Welding Medical Careers Exploration Welding & CAD–Design It Build It Wildlife, Forestry & Natural Resources


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 evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work  be exposed to Art History as it relates to painting

*A fee is required for each AP exam. DRAWING I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $20 per semester

6600

PAINTING II BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Drawing I and Painting I Fee: $20 per semester

In Drawing I, students will:  be introduced to drawing as an art form  be exposed to composition in a variety of drawing media  be exposed to subject matter such as still-life, landscape, figure studies and portraiture  apply appropriate techniques and problem solving to create personal expressions in drawing  be exposed to art history as it relates to drawing  be introduced to observational drawing (life drawing)

DRAWING II LHS, MVHS, TVHS (BHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Drawing I Fee: $20 per semester

In Painting II, students will:  develop a series of paintings which show versatility in subject matter and media  develop a refinement of their painting techniques and problem solving to create personal expressions in painting  be exposed to art history as it relates to painting  evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work

COMPUTER GRAPHICS – ART I LHS, MVHS, BHS (TVHS 9, 10, 11, 12) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $15 per semester

6602

6604

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In Computer Graphics Art I, students will:  explore basic concepts and techniques used in graphic design  apply design principles to create original graphics  be proficient in visual communication and personal expression  use a paint program, an illustration program and a photo program  create a digital portfolio  focus on media literacy and its implications in our society  learn about advertising, copyright and career opportunities

In Drawing II, students will:  develop a drawing portfolio which will show versatility of subject matter and media  do in-depth and finished drawings  read and critique personal expressions in drawing  be exposed to the history of drawing by artists, cultures or historical periods  emphasis on drawing from observation (life drawing)

PAINTING I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Drawing I Fee: $20 per semester

6606


COMPUTER GRAPHICS – ART II LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Computer Graphics I Fee: $15 per semester

6610

SCULPTURE/CERAMICS II BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Sculpture/Ceramics I Fee: $20 per semester

6616

In Computer Graphics Art II, students will:  increase and compile their digital portfolio  understand the process of completing a product with client input  focus on the career aspect of graphic design  increase their skill and technical abilities in computer use and software  understand the various aspects of art and design  discuss ethics and observe copyright laws

In Sculpture/Ceramics II, students will:  concentrate on creating sculpture/ceramics for public display which reflect their self-expression and imagination  explore a variety of advanced sculpture, ceramic techniques  research the history of sculpture and ceramics by artists, culture or historical periods  evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work

COMMERCIAL ART I BHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $20 per semester

METALSMITHING/JEWELRY I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $30 per semester

6612

6618

In Commercial Art I, students will:  explore basic concepts, techniques and skills that are utilized in all forms of commercial art  learn basic understanding of media literacy, advertising, copyright and ethical considerations and the role that commercial art plays in our consumer oriented society  apply design principles to create art and be proficient in visual communication and personal expression

In Metalsmithing/Jewelry I, students will:  be introduced to the processes of Metalsmithing as an art form  communicate personal expressions with metal and jewelry techniques  be exposed to the history of metal in the development of civilization  evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work  apply appropriate problem solving abilities to body ornamentation

SCULPTURE/CERAMICS I LHS, MVHS, TVHS (BHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $20 per semester

METALSMITHING/JEWELRY II BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Metalsmithing/Jewelry I Fee: $30 per semester

6614

In Sculpture/Ceramics I, students will:  be introduced to the processes of ceramics and sculpture as art forms  be introduced to the potter‘s wheel  learn and explore subtractive and additive, relief and assemblage techniques  be exposed to the history of sculpture and ceramics by artists, cultures or historical periods  evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work

In Metalsmithing/Jewelry II, students will:  further develop and refine basic metal skills  explore a variety of advanced Metalsmithing/ Jewelry techniques including, but not limited to, stone setting and patinas  communicate personal expressions with metal and jewelry techniques  evaluate and critique own and others‘ art work  apply appropriate problem solving abilities to body ornaments

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PHOTOGRAPHY I 6622 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None (Students need to have a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera with fully manual capabilities. All schools have a limited number of school cameras for rent.) Fee: $40 per semester

PHOTOGRAPHY III 6626 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Instructor Approval; Photography I and Photography II (Students need to have a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera with fully manual capabilities. All schools have a limited number of school cameras for rent.) Fee: $40 per semester

In Photography I, students will:  learn the basics of still photography, 35 mm SLR cameras, film processing, and printing  learn about the history of photography  be able to critique their own and others‘ photographs with design and technical considerations  learn photo journalism, commercial and art photography

In Photography III, students will:  concentrate on the creation of a photography portfolio  develop a thematic series of photographs  be exposed to theories and philosophies of art and critiquing skills  write an artist statement

TELEVISION BROADCASTING I LHS, MVHS, TVHS 6628, 6629, 6630, 6631 Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Video Production I and written permission of the television broadcasting teacher given through letters of recommendation and an interview Credit: 1.0 to 2.0 Fee: $20 per semester In Television Broadcasting I, students will:  gather information about events, personalities or issues related to the school or youth  prepare and present news broadcasts about the school for the school and community

PHOTOGRAPHY II 6624 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Photography I (Students need to have a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera with fully manual capabilities. All schools have a limited number of school cameras for rent.) Fee: $40 per semester

TELEVISION BROADCASTING II 6632, 6633 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Television Broadcasting I and written permission of the television broadcasting teacher given through letters of recommendation and an interview Fee: $20 per semester

In Photography II, students will:  create photographs for public display  utilize specialized darkroom techniques in black and white photography  study the work of famous photographers  evaluate and critique their own and others‘ art work

In Television Broadcasting II, students will:  gather information about events, personalities or issues related to the school or youth  prepare and present news broadcasts about the school for the school and community  expand knowledge of television broadcasting industry and related careers

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VIDEO PRODUCTION I FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $30 per semester

6634 AP STUDIO ART DRAWING 6640, 6641 AP STUDIO ART 2-D DESIGN 6642, 6643 AP STUDIO ART 3-D DESIGN 6644, 6645 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Three or more art classes, two must be sequential; written approval of AP Studio instructor Fee: $35 per semester

In Video Production I, students will:  create, plan, write, record, edit and copy video presentations on a wide variety of topics  use camcorders, VTR‘s editing and graphics hardware and software  develop technical competency, artistry and storytelling abilities  be introduced to the history of television, video and film production with discussions on their influence and impact on our culture VIDEO PRODUCTION II LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Video Production I Credit: 1.0 Fee: $30 per semester

In AP Studio Art, students will:  develop a finished portfolio in Drawing, 2-D design or 3-D design  creatively solve problems in a thematic manner  develop a breadth portfolio (diversity of work) and a concentrated portfolio (series of work)  be exposed to the history of drawing by artists, cultures or historical periods  build critique skills and write an artist statement

6636, 6637

*TELEVISION BROADCASTING CAPSTONE 6648 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS (Class will be held at the Administration Building) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Fee: None

In Video Production II, students will:  create, plan, write, record, edit and copy video presentations on a wide variety of topics  use camcorders, VTR‘s editing and graphics hardware and software  expand technical competency, artistry and storytelling abilities  research the history of television, video and film production with discussions on their influence and impact on our culture  evaluate and critique their own and others‘ art work

AP ART HISTORY BHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

* Community College credit hours optional In Television Broadcasting Capstone, students will:  gather information about events or educational issues related to the Thompson School District  prepare and present television broadcasts about the district for the school and community  experience working in the field with the Thompson School District Communications Department  produce a portfolio of their work

6638, 6639

In AP Art History, students will:  be exposed to social and cultural influences on contemporary and historical artistic expression  be introduced to the rich traditions of world art through factual knowledge and skillful use of the principles of aesthetics and comparative criticism  connect the history of art through continuous reference to the context of religion, history and geography  prepare for the AP exam

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College Level Examination Preparation (CLEP) through The College Board is available for a fee to students in the following business content areas: Marketing, Management, Business Law, Accounting and Computer Information Systems.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Basic Keyboarding Skills recommended Fee: $5 per semester

*Dual Credit (transferrable) may be available for students who pay to earn credit through Aims Community College in the following courses: Advanced Computer Applications (5003) Accounting I (5014, 5015) CISCO 1 & 2 Magnet Class (5008, 5009) Sales and Advertising (5042) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (5040) Web Design (5012) Word Processing (5000)

In Computer Applications, students will:  learn the Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access  explore and create documents and projects for a variety of purposes and audiences

*ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 5003 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Computer Applications recommended Fee: $5 per semester

The Business course offerings are directly aligned with the Thompson R2-J Strategic Plan. These Contextualized Academic courses will:

* Community College credit available CIS 118

 concentrate on mastering reading, writing and mathematics skills;  challenge students to think critically and creatively in all subjects;  relate school life in practical ways to life beyond the school walls; and  feel safe and have a sense of belonging, physically, academically and emotionally

In Advanced Computer Applications, students will:  explore advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite applications  integrate graphic presentation materials including graphs, charts, illustrations, diagrams and merge functions in Word  apply calculations, built-in functions and spreadsheet design in Excel  emphasize effective communication through computerized presentations in PowerPoint

Students taking Business Courses may join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

*WORD PROCESSING BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

COMPUTER GRAPHICS – BUSINESS I 5004 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $15 per semester

5000

In Computer Graphics Business I, students will:  explore basic concepts used in graphic design with Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design  apply design principles to create original graphics  be proficient in visual communication and personal expression  focus on media literacy  learn about advertising, copyright and career opportunities  create a portfolio

*Community College credit available BTE 102 In Word Processing, students will:  improve proficiency in keyboarding skill, speed and accuracy  learn touch-typing by properly striking letters, numbers and symbols  format and type business letters, memos, emails, reports and tables

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS – BUSINESS II 5005 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Computer Graphics I Fee: $15 per semester

CISCO 3 & 4 – MAGNET CLASS LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Cisco 1 & 2 Fee: $25 per semester

In Computer Graphics Business II, students will:  increase and compile their portfolio  understand the process of completing a product with client input  focus on the career aspect of graphic design  increase their skill and technical abilities in computer use and software  understand the various aspects of art and design  discuss ethics and observe copyright laws

In CISCO 3 & 4, students will:  focus on advanced routing and switching configurations, LAN switching, network management and advanced network design  focus on project-based learning including advanced network design projects and advanced management projects

MULTI-MEDIA TECHNOLOGY MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

*ACCOUNTING I BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

5006

In Accounting I, students will:  understand the basic elements and concepts of accounting with emphasis on the procedures used for maintaining journals, ledgers and other related records  prepare accounting reports for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations  use a computerized accounting system

ACCOUNTING II LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Accounting I Fee: $5 per semester

5008, 5009

5016

In Accounting II, students will:  understand the theory and logic that underlie accounting principles  study the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, special journals and subsidiary ledgers, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, plant assets and intangible asset accounting, and depreciation methods and practices

* Community College credit available CNG 101 In CISCO 1 & 2, students will:  be introduced to network fundamentals, the OSI model and industry standards, IP addressing (subnet masks) and basic network design  focus on router theory and technologies including router configurations, protocols, network management and introductory LAN switching 38 2012-2013

5014, 5015

* Community College credit available ACC 101

In Multi-Media Technology, students will:  understand technical considerations used in multi-media digital cameras, computers, and hand-held devices  focus on current types of equipment: scanners, printers, digital cameras, computers, and handheld devices  gain hands-on experience in how technology is utilized for input and output in production and design projects  overview of software and basic design principles used in developing multi-media projects, hand-held applications, and game design

*CISCO 1 & 2 – MAGNET CLASS LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 per semester

5010, 5011


ACCOUNTING III LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grade: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Accounting II Fee: $5 per semester

5017

FINANCE BHS, (LHS 11, 12), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Accounting III, students will:  study accounting principles as they apply to partnerships and corporations  receive instruction in stocks and bonds, investments, cash flow statements, financial analysis, budgeting, and cost and managerial accounting

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Finance, students will:  survey the basic personal financial needs of most individuals  emphasize the basics of budgeting and buying, saving and borrowing money, the intricacies of home ownership, income tax and investments and the wise use of insurance, wills and trusts  play a stock market simulation game

5018 MANAGEMENT BHS, (LHS 11, 12), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Introduction to Business, students will:  focus on the operation of the American business system  develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the economy, threats and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business and social responsibilities

BUSINESS LAW BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

5021

In Management, students will:  survey the principles of management  study the primary functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling with a balance between the behavioral, quantitative and operational approaches  play a management simulation game

CAREER DEVELOPMENT (BHS, LHS 11, 12), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

5019

5022

In Career Development, students will:  learn how to market themselves to employers  receive information about financial aid and how to apply for scholarships  gain employability skills (resumes, interviewing, and professional appearance) and skills for personal success (professional behavior and attitude)  participate in a simulated interview  complete an employment portfolio for workforce and/or college

In Business Law, students will:  cover the foundations of the legal system as it applies to business and personal issues  understand the basic elements of crime and tort law, contracts, ethics and the law, cyber law, property law, marriage and divorce, landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, wills and trusts, and employment law

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5020


BUSINESS TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS Business Elective Credit English Elective Credit LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

DATA AND DECISIONS Applied Arts Elective Credit 5048, 5049 Math Elective Credit 2048, 2049 BHS (11, 12) LHS (10, 11, 12) Credit: 1.0 Applied Arts OR 1.0 Math Prerequisite: Algebra II or taken concurrently Fee: $5 per semester

5023 1100

This is a one-year course, meeting every other day. Student chooses to receive either 1 Math credit or 1 Applied Arts credit.

In Business Technical Communications, students will:  compose effective business writings, cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters and resumes  address fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication

In Data and Decisions, students will:  survey financial systems and markets  explore principles of finance at the micro levels, including inflation, deflation, and consumer price index  visualize, express, interpret, and graph functions related to financial systems, including higher-order, logarithmic, and exponential functions  solve single or multivariable equations and systems of equations  create and analyze mathematical models that describe outcomes in financial systems, including linear and non-linear regression, optimization, and exponential growth and decay

BUSINESS WORK EXPERIENCE (BWE) CLASS 5030, 5031 INTERNSHIP 5032, 5033, 5034, 5035 BHS, LHS, TVHS (MVHS 11-12) Grade: 12 Credit: 3.0 Prerequisites: None Fee: $5 per semester In Business Work Experience, students will:  learn new developments, technology and procedures used in effective office management  apply decision-making and administrative skills related to their educational program and career objectives  work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor/ coordinator

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MARKETING RESEARCH LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

Students taking Marketing Courses may join DECA. *WEB DESIGN BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Basic Keyboarding Skills Fee: $5 per semester

5012

In Marketing Research, students will:  be introduced to the principles and practices of marketing research  communicate the results of creating research design, data collection and interpretation  design and implement a marketing research project

*Community College credit available In Web Design, students will:  learn about technology and software requirements, security issues, electronic payment and marketing strategies  stress the fundamentals of HTML syntax using a text editor to develop interactive web sites  explore web-safe colors and graphic editors  study web aesthetics and intuitive interface design  emphasize file organization and layout

*SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

5041

* ADVERTISING AND RETAIL MERCHANDISING LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 9, 10, 11, 12) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

5042

* Community College credit available MAR 111 5040

In Sales and Advertising, students will:  develop ethical sales techniques and cover the role of selling in the marketing process  examine how social media and retail merchandising have impacted consumer trends in the 21st century examine the principles of advertising and its relationship to business  study the areas of advertising principles, strategies, media, copy and layout  become prepared to gain immediate employment in retail merchandising, including the fashion merchandising industry

* Community College credit available MAR 216 In Sports and Entertainment Marketing, students will:  analyze the theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution  apply the marketing processes and strategies to business and the individual consumer  develop hands-on projects using marketing principles

MARKETING WORK EXPERIENCE (MWE) CLASS 5050, 5051 INTERNSHIP 5052, 5053, 5054, 5055 LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 3.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester In Marketing Work Experience, students will:  develop entrepreneurship planning skills and develop a comprehensive business plan  study the areas of marketing strategies, profitability, human resource management, financial management and projections, innovations, and loan negotiations  gain practical work experience related to their career pathway under the supervision of an experienced supervisor and instructor/coordinator 42

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ALTERNATIVE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (ACE) ACE 9 SUCCESS SKILLS 5060, 5061 LHS Grades: 9 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Middle School recommendation Fee: None In ACE 9 Careers, students will:  relate career choices to academic performance  demonstrate skills necessary to seek and maintain employment  demonstrate ability to maintain a personal checking account

ACE 10 CAREERS 5062, 5063 LHS Grades: 10 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Counselor recommendation Fee: None In ACE 10, students will:  demonstrate skills that will personally and academically create success and set appropriate goals  recognize the need for positive attitudes toward work and learning  application of the skills necessary to interact positively with others  demonstrate skills for independent living  demonstrate skills necessary to seek and maintain employment and operate a business

ACE WORK EXPERIENCE CLASS 5070, 5071 INTERNSHIP 5072, 5073, 5074, 5075 FHS, LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 3.0 Prerequisite: Counselor recommendation Fee: None In ACE Work Experience Class, students will:  produce a portfolio that demonstrates job seeking and maintaining skills  complete a simulation demonstrating skills for independent living  demonstrate leadership skills needed to become a successful employee and productive citizen  find and maintain employment at the same job for the school year

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RELATIONSHIPS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

Students taking these classes may join FCCLA.

TEEN CHALLENGES & CHOICES BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Relationships, students will:  evaluate aspects of long term relationships  analyze how communication impacts relationships and personal issues as young adults  examine the financial role expectations of a long term relationship  consider factors involved in making the choice to become a parent  explore the aging process as it forces change on the family system

8000

In Teen Challenges & Choices, students will:  recognize and accept responsibility for individual choices  develop strategies to meet challenges and make choices that relate to teen issues  describe the benefits of taking responsibility for one‘s own health and wellness  identify causes for and effects of family crisis

LIFE MANAGEMENT BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

CONSUMER & FAMILY WORK EXPERIENCE (CFWE) CLASS 8030, 8031 INTERNSHIP 8032, 8033, 8034, 8035 TVHS Grade: 11, 12 Credit: 3.0 Prerequisite: Completion of coursework in at least one Consumer and Family Course: (Housing and Interior Design I, Textile Studies, Early Childhood). Students must be able to provide their own transportation to the work site. Fee: $5 per semester In Consumer & Family Work Experience Class, students will:  learn practical employability skills and career options  be an employee at a local business, receive school credit and a paycheck  prepare own taxes, budget, income, and balance work and home

8001

In Life Management, students will:  apply decision making/problem solving skills related to values, goals, family and community resources  evaluate financial decisions related to; budget, savings, credit, checking, insurance policies etc  explore independent living needs, apartment/roommate options and everyday living decisions

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8002


FOOD SCIENCE, DIETETICS AND NUTRITION I BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $10 per semester

TEXTILE STUDIES LHS, MVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

8004

8010

In Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition I, students will:  understand the relationship of diet to individual health  participate in lab experiences for food preparation  evaluate nutrition principles  explore international cultures and cuisines

In Textile Studies, students will:  explore and analyze careers in the Fashion and Textile Industries  identify and evaluate textile fibers  utilize elements and principles of design fashion/ apparel  evaluate elements of textiles and apparel merchandising  evaluate the components of customer service

FOOD SCIENCE, DIETETICS AND NUTRITION II 8005 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition I - Grade ‗C‘ or better recommended Fee: $10 per semester

*EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 101 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester * Community College credit available ECE 101

In Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition II, students will:  prepare, present and test food products  explore nutritional systems and career choices  lab experiences incorporated into the class to prepare/test food products  explore American regional customs and cuisines

Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 credits In Early Childhood Education 101, students will:  explore career paths related to a variety of early childhood professions  apply the eight universal core values to the needs of children from prenatal stages to age eight  demonstrate a safe and healthy learning environment for children  participate in the ―Buddy-Up‖ program at the elementary schools

CATERING 8006, 8007 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS* will be held at MVHS and/or TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition II – Grade ‗C‘ or better recommended Fee: $10 per semester In Catering, students will:  create menus to meet customer demands  select, use and maintain food production equipment  practice culinary application in food preparation  establish a student run catering business

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*EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 102 8013 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: ECE 101 Fee: $5 per semester * Community College credit available ECE 102

 identify components of effective climate, management, and discipline  participate in teaching  describe, analyze and reflect on their field experience

In Early Childhood Education 102, students will:  continue to study the developmental progression of children through the primary grades  focus on career preparation for elementary age children  continue with ―Buddy-Up‖ activities and other out of class experiences with children (required)  explore various early childhood care and education models

HOUSING & INTERIOR DESIGN I BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Housing and Interior Design, students will:  identify types of housing  analyze architectural and furniture design  evaluate housing/interior furnishings  study and create floor plans  build a basic design model  apply elements of design techniques to a personal and business setting  study color principles  demonstrate business procedures  explore careers

*TEACHER CADET I 8014, 8015 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS * will be held at LHS & BHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 * Community College credit available Prerequisite: 3.0 G.P.A. Application/Interview Process; three teacher recommendations and desire to teach any grade or curriculum area Fee: $5 per semester

HOUSING & INTERIOR DESIGN II BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Teacher Cadet I, students will:  study the growth and development of the learner  evaluate teaching strategies at all grade/curriculum levels  study educational issues and policies  observe multiple grades and complete a 50-hour field experience in a school classroom  examine the roles of the teacher within the profession

8037

In Housing and Interior Design, students will:  identify types of housing  analyze architectural and furniture design  evaluate housing/interior furnishings  study and create floor plans  build a basic design model  apply elements of design techniques to a personal and business setting  study color principles  demonstrate business procedures  explore careers

TEACHER CADET II 8016, 8017 BHS, LHS, TVHS *will be held at LHS & BHS Grades: 12 Credit: 1.0 *must be enrolled both semesters Prerequisite: Completion of Teacher Cadet I with Instructor permission Fee: $5 per year In Teacher Cadet II, students will:  enhance their experience and understanding of classroom instruction and participate in a field experience – 55 hours/semester, field contact time with mentor teacher – 65 hours/semester and 10 hours of classroom time 47 2012-2013

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*INVENTION AND DESIGN LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester * Community College credit available CAD 100, 151

8300

*ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING 8304, 8305 MVHS, TVHS (LHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Technical Drawing (MVHS, TVHS); Invention & Design (BHS, LHS) or Geometry in Construction (LHS) Fee: $5 per semester * Community College credit available CAD 119, 151

In Invention and Design, students will:  be introduced to basic design procedures for graphic communications  develop basic skills in sketching, lettering, instrument use and learn industry conventions  use and care for basic drafting tools and instruments  explore careers related to this field of study  be introduced to computer aided drafting (CAD)

In Architectural Drawing, students will:  draw and read residence plans  practice application of construction principles and local building codes relating to residential design and planning  draw typical sheets in residential plans including a site plan, floor plan, foundation plan, elevations, and section details  utilize computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques for design

*TECHNICAL DRAWING 8302, 8303 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Invention & Design or Geometry in Construction Fee: $5 per semester * Community College credit available CAD 101, 102

PROJECT DESIGN TEAM (PDT) 8306, 8307 (LHS 10, 11, 12) TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Two levels of any Industrial Technology Course Fee: $5 per semester

In Technical Drawing, students will:  review manual drawing, sketching, lettering, and industry conventions  develop use of computer aided drafting (CAD) computer tools and design techniques  make mechanical drawings: multi-views, pictorials, sections, and auxiliaries  utilize basic rules of dimensioning and drawing annotation  complete a major design project  learn how drafting skills are valuable in manufacturing, building trades, graphics design and engineering or architecture

In Project Design Team, students will:  explore the dynamics of diversity among worker groups  use team work to design and implement practical problem solutions  learn to integrate computer applications, entrepreneurial and marketing skills  be involved in projects to develop verbal and written communication skills  integrate math, science and technological problem solving

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*CONSTRUCTION I BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

8310

*GEOMETRY IN CONSTRUCTION Geometry 2024, 2025 Construction 8314, 8315 LHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Geometry & 1.0 Construction Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra B –. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry and Construction Fee: None * Community College credit available CAR 101

* Community College credit available CAR 101 In Construction I, students will:  learn safety, problem solving, machine and tool use and drawing interpretation  be exposed to practical skills used in building and carpentry trades  develop interest for a lifetime hobby and have fun

*CONSTRUCTION II BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Construction I Fee: $5 per semester

In Geometry and Construction, students will:  be exposed to construction careers such as engineering, architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, and surveying  learn safety, problem solving, tool use, and drawing interpretation  understand the interrelation of geometry and construction  use coordinate geometry in the study of area, perimeter, volume, transformations, congruence, and functions

8312, 8313

* Community College credit available CAR 102 In Construction II, students will:  build upon information and activities presented in Construction I  choose projects to expand their woodworking abilities  be expected to design, research, construct, and evaluate each project  be involved in a mass-production unit which will expose them to the free-enterprise system  use various alternative materials

TRANSPORTATION I LHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Transportation I, students will:  develop basic knowledge of complete activities related to the concepts and applications of transportation systems that serve society  explore transportation history, careers, energy sources, power systems, and transportation systems  develop a basic knowledge of ground, marine, air, and space transportation systems  work in teams to complete projects  develop basic knowledge of automotive technologies

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TRANSPORTATION II LHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Transportation I Fee: $5 per semester

8322, 8323

PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY I 8346, 8347 Math 2106, 2107 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra I Fee: $5 per semester

In Transportation II, students will:  expand the knowledge and skills learned in Transportation I  study mechanical, thermal, fluid, and electrical systems in transportation systems; the automobile is used extensively to explore these systems  use state of the art technologies including, but not limited to, the Internet, CD-ROM, automotive diagnostic equipment or simulators, and conventional equipment MANUFACTURING I LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $5 per semester

In Principles of Technology I, students will:  develop confidence in their ability to understand and apply scientific, mathematical concepts and principles  understand the technical concepts of Force, Work, Rate, Resistance, Energy, Power, and Force Transformers  study energy systems found in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal devices

8330

PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY II 8348, 8349 Math 2108, 2109 MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Principles of Technology I Fee: $5 per semester

In Manufacturing I, students will:  complete projects and activities  develop knowledge of manufacturing safety, history, trends, research, design, materials, processes, tools, and machines  develop knowledge and basic skills involving CNC machine operation  develop knowledge and basic skills involving robotic machine operation  develop an understanding of electric arc welding and oxy-acetylene gas welding through practice

In Principles of Technology II, students will:  develop confidence in their ability to understand and apply scientific, mathematical concepts and principles  cover technical concepts of Momentum, Waves and Vibrations, Energy Converters, Transducers, Radiation, Optics and Optical Systems, Time Constants  study energy systems found in technological devices such as, mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal

MANUFACTURING II 8332, 8333 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Manufacturing I or Geometry in Construction (LHS) Fee: $5 per semester

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED) 8400, 8401 BHS, MVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 (college credit available) Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Math required Fee: $20 per semester

In Manufacturing II, students will:  complete projects using various manufacturing techniques  build intermediate skills involving manufacturing techniques  rotate through various activities involving manufacturing technologies  develop intermediate skills involving CNC machine operation  develop intermediate skills involving robotic machine operation  develop an understanding of electric arc welding and oxy-acetylene gas welding through practice

In Introduction to Engineering Design, students will:  use 3-D computer modeling software  learn the design process  solve design problems  develop, analyze and create product models  be introduced to 3-D rapid prototyping

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PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE) 8402, 8403 (BHS 10, 11, 12) MVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 (college credit available) Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Math at MVHS required Fee: $20 per semester

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 8410, 8411 MVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design or Principles of Engineering recommended; concurrent enrollment in math Fee: $20 per semester

In Principles of Engineering, students will:  explore technology systems  explore engineering processes  find out how math, science, and technology help people  explore use of 3-D rapid prototyping in the design process

In Aerospace Engineering, students will:  apply scientific and engineering concepts  design materials and processes that directly measure, repair and improve systems in different environments  utilize a wind tunnel to test the aerodynamic lift and drag of objects  explore rocketry design principles

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE) 8404, 8405 BHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) or Principles of Engineering (POE) for grade 11 or 12 (BHS-No prerequisite for 11 and 12) Fee: $20 per semester

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND 8414, 8415 DEVELOPMENT MVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: IED & POE Concurrent enrollment in Math Fee: $20 per semester

In Digital Electronics, students will:  use computer simulation to learn about the logic of electronics  design, test, and construct circuits and devices  use programmable logic  build circuit prototypes  learn to solder electronics

In Engineering Design and Development, students will:  work in teams  work with mentors  research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems  integrate science, technology, engineering and math design solutions

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING 8406, 8407 BHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 (College Credit Available) Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) or Principles of Engineering (POE) for grade 11 or 12 for BHS; concurrent enrollment in math Fee: $20 per semester In Computer Integrated Manufacturing, students will:  learn about concepts of robotics  learn about automated manufacturing  create three-dimensional designs  use 3-D modeling software  produce models of their designs

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NINTH GRADE ENGLISH 1000, 1001 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS PRE AP 1004, 1005 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS PRE AP INTEGRATED 1008, 1009 WITH CIVICS 4008, 4009 LHS, Grades: 9 Credit: 1.0 Ninth Grade English, .5 Civics and .5 elective credit Prerequisite: None Fee: None

INTEGRATED Integrated classes combine two academic subjects into a year-long interdisciplinary course of study. An integrated class is taught by two teachers who provide a broad range of learning opportunities to a class of 50-60 students. Group work is a large component of this challenging format.

In Ninth Grade English, students will:  learn and identify language skills, use correct mechanic, and study vocabulary  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry and a Shakespeare play  write, using the writing process, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and problem/solution short responses and essays  present, a problem/solution or cause/effect presentation

PRE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Pre AP classes are designed for students who want to challenge themselves with academic rigor. Self-directed, motivated learners will do well in these courses. Students are referred to these classes by teacher recommendation(s).

TENTH GRADE ENGLISH BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS PRE AP BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Ninth Grade English Fee: None

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Advanced placement courses are designed for students desiring to take a college level course. Coursework is rigorous and challenging. Students are expected to achieve college level standards. Students may receive college credit if a minimum score is achieved on the AP exam. Minimum score varies depending on the course taken and the college attended.

1024, 1025

In Tenth Grade English, students will:  understand the purpose of language skills, use correct mechanics, study and apply vocabulary  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia  write personal narrative, compare/contrast, problem/solution short responses  write a persuasive essay, descriptive response to literature, literary analysis, and a formal persuasive letter

A fee is required for each AP exam.

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1020, 1021


PRE AP TENTH GRADE ENGLISH 1026, 1027 AND PRE AP WORLD HISTORY 4026, 4027 INTEGRATED LHS Grades: 10 Credit: 1.0 Tenth Grade English and 1.0 Social Studies Fee: None

BUSINESS TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS Business Elective Credit English Elective Credit FHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In integrated Tenth Grade English, students will:  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia as they relate to authors‘ purposes as they relate to world history  exceed the tenth grade English requirement and a social studies elective credit

ELEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Tenth Grade English Fee: None

5023 1100

In Business Technical Communications, students will:  compose effective business writings, cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes  address fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION BHS, LHS, TVHS, (MVHS 11, 12) Grades: 11 Credit: 1.0 Eleventh Grade English Fee: Student pays for textbook

1040, 1041

1050, 1051

In Eleventh Grade English, students will:  apply language skills, correct mechanics, and vocabulary  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drams, and multimedia  write, using the writing process, cause/effect, compare/contrast, persuasive, literary review, problem/solution short responses  write an editorial , literary analysis, and a formal college/historical letter

In AP English Language and Composition, students will:  read a variety of expository writings, i.e. essays, memoirs, nonfiction books  analyze the effectiveness of stylistic elements such as diction, syntax, tone, and author purpose  write a variety of expository essays  demonstrate an understanding of both the multiple choice and the essay sections of the AP Exam

ELEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH AND MODERN AMERICA INTEGRATED LHS, TVHS 1044, 1045 and 4044, 4045 Grades: 11 Credit: 1.0 Eleventh Grade English and 1.0 Modern America Prerequisite: Tenth Grade English Fee: None

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 1052, 1053 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Eleventh Grade English Fee: Student pays for textbook In AP English Literature and Composition, students will:  read various genres from world literature  analyze the use and the effectiveness of literary elements such as imagery, tone, juxtaposition, and voice  demonstrate college level skills through writing literary analysis essays  understand both the multiple choice and essay sections of the AP Exam

In Integrated Eleventh Grade English and Modern America, students will:  read, respond, and apply thinking skills to novels, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia as they relate to authors‘ purposes complementing American history, geography, and diverse culture  exceed the eleventh grade English requirements

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INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE COMPOSITION FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Tenth Grade English Fee: None

CREATIVE WRITING BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1102

In Creative Writing, students will:  write original prose and/or poetry  design one or more creative writing projects

In Introduction to College Composition, students will:  write formal essays in various modes, including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive  write informal essays

TECHNICAL WRITING BHS, FHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

*COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1103 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Eleventh Grade English Fee: None *Optional Fee BHS, MVHS, TVHS: Community College credit – three semester hours ENG 121

1106

In Technical Writing, students will:  review grammar and usage principles  compose instructions for accomplishing a task and explanations of how things work  produce technical reports, a technical proposal, and a technical description  work as a member of a team to produce a document (i.e., manual, brochure, booklet, newsletter, magazine, etc. for an identified audience)

In College Composition, students will:  plan, write, and revise a minimum of three essays to include the evaluative, problemsolving and argumentative modes  think critically and logically  demonstrate appropriate language skills

BIBLE LITERATURE MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

*COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 1104 BHS, LHS, MVHS Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: College Composition Fee: None *Optional Fee BHS, LHS: Community College credit – three semester hours ENG 122

1107

In Bible Literature, students will:  analyze literature based on the Bible  demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible

LITERATURE OF THE OLD WEST BHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In College Composition II, students will:  read, write, and think critically to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information  write analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research  apply writing, speaking, and technology to a project presentation

1108

In Literature of the Old West, students will:  demonstrate an understanding of the variety of genres which comprise Western American literature  demonstrate an understanding of the chronological development of the West  define and apply terminology related to the West  write a summary and/or analysis of selected Western literary works

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1105


MYTHOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION 1110 FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

WORLD LITERATURE FHS, LHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Eleventh Grade English Fee: None

In Mythology and Science Fiction, students will:  demonstrate an understanding of gods, heroes, and characters of classical mythology  demonstrate an understanding of comparative mythology  demonstrate an understanding of science fiction  demonstrate an understanding of folklore

In World Literature, students will:  read and analyze various genres of world literature  study world cultures  write one or more critical essays in which selected literature is analyzed

SHORT STORIES, PAPERBACKS AND PERIODICALS LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1111

JOURNALISM I FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1113

1116

In Short Stories, Paperbacks and Periodicals, students will:  read and analyze a variety of short stories and paperback novels  read and analyze various periodicals (i.e. magazines and newspapers)

In Journalism I, students will:  demonstrate the ability to write for newspapers, magazines, and the yearbook  demonstrate the ability to design and layout pages for various publications  research the Internet for on-line publications

WOMEN AND THEIR LITERATURE BHS, LHS, FHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

JOURNALISM II 1118, 1119 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Application, and interview; Journalism I recommended, Basic Photography, and Commercial Art Fee: None

1112

In Women and Their Literature, students will:  read and study novels, poetry, essays, plays, and short stories by and about women  evaluate women‘s roles in American and foreign movies and public media  read and interpret fairy tales, children‘s stories or folktales from a variety of cultures  identify an author or issue of personal interest or research

In Journalism II, students will:  understand a variety of issues related to publishing a newspaper  collect information systematically for responsible coverage  demonstrate a knowledge of the publication of an open forum student newspaper

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SPEECH FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS (BHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1120

ACTING TECHNIQUES BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Speech, students will:  demonstrate an understanding of the communication process  demonstrate an understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication as well as interpersonal and intrapersonal communication  develop effective listening skills  deliver a demonstration speech, informative speech, persuasive speech, and impromptu or extemporaneous speech  prepare a critique of a peer‘s speech

In Acting Techniques, students will:  demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of theatre  perform a scene  complete an acting project  complete a technical theatre experience

ADVANCED ACTING BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Acting Techniques Fee: None

*ADVANCED SPEECH 1121 BHS, FHS, (LHS 11, 12), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Speech Fee: None Community College credit at BHS and LHS – SPE 115

TRUTH AND FICTION LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

1122

1138

In Truth and Fiction, students will:  read and evaluate materials from all subject areas  write reflection papers that incorporate higherlevel thinking skills  apply writing, speaking and research to group presentations  engage in daily writing activities, discussions and debates

In Argumentation/Debate, students will:  understand the fundamentals of argumentation and debate  deliver an extemporaneous speech  demonstrate the ability to construct affirmative and negative cases and plans  participate in debates  demonstrate the ability to keep a flow chart

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1125

In Advanced Acting, students will:  discuss, explain and use the techniques of an actor  analyze and demonstrate stage movement  evaluate play scripts  create prompt books  read and perform scenes

In Advanced Speech, students will:  review fundamentals of public speaking  develop skills which speakers use in a variety of speeches and other oral presentations

ARGUMENTATION/DEBATE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Speech Fee: None

1124


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GEOMETRY BHS, FHS*, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, PRE AP GEOMETRY LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra I Fee: None

*Note: All Ferguson High School Math credits are offered by quarters (.25 credits). PRE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRE-AP) Pre AP classes are designed for students who want to challenge themselves with academic rigor. Self-directed, motivated learners will do well in these courses. Students are referred to these classes by teacher recommendation(s).

GEOMETRY IN CONSTRUCTION Geometry 2024, 2025 Construction 8314, 8315 LHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Geometry & 1.0 Construction Prerequisite: Algebra I – Students must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry and Construction Fee: None

Fee is required for each AP Exam.

2012, 2013

In Integrated Geometry in Construction, students will:  be exposed to construction careers such as engineering, architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, and surveying  learn safety, problem solving tool use, and drawing interpretation  understand the interrelation of geometry and construction  use coordinate geometry in the study of area, perimeter, volume, transformations, congruence, and functions

In Algebra I, students will:  use various problem solving strategies  express, interpret and graph functions  use variable to represent relations from tables and graphs  solve linear and quadratic equations and systems of linear equations  use ratio, proportion, and direct variation from numerical, geometric and algebraic perspectives  use the distributive property and order of operations to reorganize algebraic expressions into more useful forms

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2026, 2027

In Geometry, students will:  use problem solving skills  communicate their mathematical understanding  understand and exploit the interdependence between algebra and geometry  learn a core set of geometric facts  use coordinate geometry in the study of area, perimeter, transformations, congruence, and functions  develop spatial visualization skills and facility with ratios

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Advanced placement courses are designed for students desiring to take a college level course. Coursework is rigorous and challenging. Students are expected to achieve college level standards. Students may receive college credit if a minimum score is achieved on the AP exam. Minimum score varies depending on the course taken and the college attended.

ALGEBRA I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Fee: None

2020, 2021


ALGEBRA II BHS, FHS*, LHS, MVHS, TVHS PRE AP ALGEBRA II LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Geometry Fee: None

2040, 2041

 explore relationships between trigonometric, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and motion, energy, relativity, and light  apply learning through projects like catapults, lasers, rockets, and bridges  graph and solve relationships of mathematical functions  solve equations, use trigonometric identities and vectors in real world applications

2046, 2047

In Algebra II, students will:  visualize, express, interpret, and graph functions  solve any real linear or quadratic equation in one, two, three or more variables  extend the use of trigonometry to the laws of sines and cosines and connect right triangle definitions with the trigonometric functions  apply mathematics to problems in economics, biology, chemistry, and physics  use elementary statistics and probability to solve problems TRIGONOMETRY/FUNCTIONS BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II

2060, 2061

PRE-AP TRIGONOMETRY/ FUNCTIONS LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra II Fee: None

2062, 2063

CALCULUS 2082, 2083 BHS, TVHS, (LHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Trigonometry/Functions Fee: None In Calculus, students will:  understand limits of functions through graphing, symbolic and numerical evaluation  understand the concept of a function derivative, and apply it to related rate and extrema problems  understand the concept of a function integral, and apply it to area, volume and work problems

AP CALCULUS AB 2084, 2085, 2086 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.5 Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation; Algebra I & II, Geometry and Trigonometry/Functions Fee: Student pays for textbook.

In Trigonometry/Functions students, will:  describe transformations and graph various functions and conic sections  use identities to solve and graph trigonometric functions  graph and solve various polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions  solve systems of equations

In AP Calculus AB, students will:  understand properties of functions, limits, the derivative and its applications, anti-derivatives, techniques of integration and the definite integral and its applications  study the college curriculum equivalent to one and one half years of college level calculus topics  be able to take the AP test in order to possibly receive college credit for Calculus I and Calculus II  possibly be able to earn credit from CSU for Calculus I and Calculus II

GENERAL PHYSICS WITH TRIGONOMETRY/FUNCTIONS Trigonometry/Functions 2076, 2077 General Physics 3076, 3077 MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Trigonometry/Functions and 1.0 General Physics Prerequisite: Algebra 2 - Students must be concurrently enrolled in Trigonometry/Functions and General Physics Fee: None In Integrated General Physics with Trigonometry/ Functions, students will: 61 2012-2013


AP CALCULUS BC 2087 BHS, LHS, MVHS*, TVHS (*class will held at LHS) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Completion of AP Calculus AB Fee: Student pays for textbook.

AP STATISTICS BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra II (with teacher recommendation) Fee: Student will pay for textbook

In AP Calculus BC, students will:  continue learning properties of functions, limits, derivative, integral, and applications  explore finite and infinite sequences and series approximate functions using power series  explore the convergence of infinite power series  explore polar functions with graphing, the derivative, and finding areas  be able to take the AP Calculus BC test that is comprehensive over all calculus topics

PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES FHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Algebra II Fee: None

In AP Statistics, students will:  be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data  plan a study: decide what and how to measure  explore data: observe patterns and departures from data  anticipate patterns: produce models using probability and simulation  have the opportunity to test out of a college statistics course

2100 PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY I Applied Arts 8346, 8347 Math 2106, 2107 MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra B Fee: $5 per semester

In Problem Solving Strategies, students will:  solve non-routine math problems using a variety of strategies: matrix logic, systematic lists, unit analysis and Venn diagrams  improve in communication of mathematics in written and verbal form  increase their confidence and skills as a problem solver

In Principles of Technology I, students will:  develop confidence in their ability to understand and apply scientific, mathematical concepts and principles  understand the technical concepts of Force, Work, Rate, Resistance, Energy, Power, and Force Transformers  study energy systems found in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal devices

DATA ANALYSIS 2101 BHS, LHS, MVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: May be taken concurrently with Algebra II Fee: None

 PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY II Applied Arts 8348, 8349 Math 2108, 2109 TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Principles of Technology I Fee: $5 per semester

In Data Analysis, students will:  use graphs (scatter plots, circle, bar, box, stem and leaf)  create appropriate graphs using relevant data sets  be able to calculate and interpret a variance standards deviation for data sets  calculate measures of central tendency including mean, median, mode, range  create a linear regression line of best fit for data  demonstrate use of major concepts in data analysis using an oral presentation with presentational software

In Principles of Technology II, students will:  develop confidence in their ability to understand and apply scientific, mathematical concepts and principles  cover technical concepts of Momentum, Waves and Vibrations, Energy Converters, Transducers, Radiation, Optics and Optical Systems, Time Constants  study energy systems found in technological devices such as, mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal 62

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CONCERT BAND 6000, 6001 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Eighth Grade Band or Instructor Approval Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee

WIND ENSEMBLE 6036 MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisites: Audition and/or instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee In Wind Ensemble, students will:  develop the highest level of technical skills and sight reading techniques  perfect the skills of aural sensitivity specific to intonation, balance, blend, tonal beauty, phrasing and musicianship  demonstrate an understanding of music history, varying styles of music and music theory  participate in all scheduled performances

In Concert Band, students will:  develop independent rhythmic proficiency  demonstrate an understanding of key signatures, scales, and the chromatic scale  perform appropriate music literature for their ability level  participate in all scheduled performances  includes marching at BHS

JAZZ ENSEMBLE III (Beginning) 6038, 6039 LHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Audition and/or instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee

SYMPHONIC BAND 6002, 6003 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Audition and/or instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee

In Jazz Ensemble III, students will:  develop basic skills in the knowledge of jazz theory, including scales, rhythms and chords  develop and perform basic jazz articulations appropriate to a variety of jazz styles  develop basic improvisation skills  perform appropriate, basic jazz literature to develop jazz performance technique  participate in all scheduled performance

In Symphonic Band, students will:  further develop technical skills and sight reading techniques  develop aural sensitivity specific to intonation, balance, blend, and tonal beauty  perform appropriate music literature for their ability level  participate in all scheduled performances  includes marching in the fall

 JAZZ ENSEMBLE II (Intermediate) 6004, 6005 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Instructor approval and membership in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee In Jazz Ensemble II, students will:  demonstrate knowledge of basic jazz theory, including scales and chords  perform articulations appropriate to a variety of jazz styles  develop basic improvisation skills  perform appropriate literature for their ability level  participate in all scheduled performances

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JAZZ ENSEMBLE I (Advanced) 6006, 6007 BHS, LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credits: 1.0 Prerequisites: Instructor approval, audition, and membership in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble. Fee: $15 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee In Jazz Ensemble I, students will:  perform with appropriate technique and musicianship in a variety of jazz styles and idioms  further develop improvisation skills including appropriate chord changes and scales  perform appropriate literature for their ability level  participate in all scheduled performances

AP MUSIC THEORY 6010, 6011 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: A strong background of music theory recommended and approval of the instructor Fee: Student pays for textbook and AP Exam fee In AP Music Theory, students will:  sight sing and perform own compositions  understand modes, scales, harmony, time signature, key signature, intervals, and chord progression  compose using figured-bass symbols and/or Roman numbers, bass line and an original melody  analyze harmonic procedures, rhythmic metric, and melodic organization and development procedure

MARCHING BAND 6008 LHS (Marching Band incorporated in Concert and/or Symphonic Band at BHS, MVHS, TVHS) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Audition and director approval. Students must also be members of Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble. Fee: $11 per semester plus $10 uniform cleaning and $5 travel fee

WOMEN’S CHOIR MEN’S CHOIR Women‘s Choir at BHS, LHS, TVHS Men‘s Choir at BHS, LHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: $15 per semester

In Marching Band, students will: learn:  music memorization skills  reading and applying drill charts  showmanship and esprit de corps  marching and maneuvering skills  participate in all scheduled performances, including a summer band camp

In Women‘s/Men‘s Choir, students will:  perform literature written expressly for women‘s/men‘s voices  perform literature from all style periods and the learning of foreign languages  demonstrate proper diction, vocal production, breathing, posture, rhythmic accuracy, and intonation  attend all choral performances  determine concert attire with the ensemble and director

MUSIC THEORY 6009 (LHS 9-12) MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Basic music-reading ready recommended and approval of the instructor. Fee: None In Music Theory, students will:  demonstrate knowledge of scales and modes  develop ear training and dictation skills  study the notation of pitch, rhythm, tonality, chord structure, and terminology

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MIXED CHOIR 6016, 6017 BHS, FHS, LHS (MVHS 9) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: By Audition (BHS no audition required) Fee: $15 per semester In Mixed Choir, students will:  demonstrate a basic knowledge and application of mixed choral music  perform literature from all style periods and the learning of foreign language  demonstrate proper diction, vocal production, breathing, posture, rhythmic accuracy, and intonation  attend all choral performances  determine concert attire with the ensemble and director

SHOW/JAZZ CHOIR 6020, 6021 BHS 9, 10, 11, 12 LHS, MVHS, TVHS 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Instructor approval, audition and membership in Chamber, Mixed, Men‘s or Women‘s Choir (BHS-audition only) Fee: $15 per semester In Show/Jazz Choir, students will:  demonstrate knowledge of proper vocal production and choral techniques  demonstrate stage presence, performance experience, team-building and showmanship  perform various styles of 20th century popular music: musical theater, vocal jazz, and contemporary pop/rock styles  attend all choral performances  determine concert attire and attend performances

ADVANCED WOMEN’S CHOIR 6018, 6019 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Audition and/or instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester

CHAMBER SINGERS 6022, 6023 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Audition and/or Instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester

In Advanced Women‘s Choir, students will:  demonstrate a higher level of basic principles of choral techniques listed in the previous course descriptions  develop their vocal skills more dramatically by means of more challenging literature and a greater emphasis on vocal production  perform music which reflects all musical style periods and the musical heritage of the large mixed chorus  attend all choral performances  determine concert attire and attend performances

In Chamber Singers, students will:  demonstrate a knowledge of vocal production and choral techniques  perform a spectrum of music from the Medieval Period, the Renaissance, choral works of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic composers, and the 20th Century  attend all choral performances  determine concert attire with the ensemble and director

ORCHESTRA 6024, 6025 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: At least two years previous orchestral experience and/or instructor approval Fee: $15 per semester In Orchestra, students will:  perform a wide variety of music for both string and full orchestra  perform a wide variety of music for string orchestra  attend all scheduled performances  demonstrate a knowledge of orchestral techniques and fundamentals

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CHAMBER STRINGS 6026, 6027 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Audition and/or instructor permission Fee: $15 per semester

MUSIC ENSEMBLE 6042 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Membership in band, choir, or orchestra OR instructor approval. Fee: $15

In Chamber Strings, students will:  demonstrate a higher level of musicianship and responsibility  concentrate on music written for the chamber ensemble and full orchestra ensemble  attend all scheduled performances  demonstrate a knowledge of orchestral techniques and fundamentals

MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Musical Ensembles, students will:  determine the type of ensemble to be formed  perfect the skills of aural sensitivity to intonation, balance, blend, tonal beauty, phrasing, and musicianship  make artistic and logistical decisions about rehearsals and performances  attend all scheduled performances MUSIC HISTORY MVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

6029

In Musical History, students will:  study music in its historical and cultural context  study stylistic development, connections to the other arts and social changes from the Renaissance through the 20th century  study representative composers, musical styles, and compositions through score study and listening assignments

In Musical Theatre Techniques, students will:  be exposed to the diverse world of musical theatre  develop skills to prepare auditions and performances, create characters and respond critically to all arts presentations  perfect at least four pieces of their choice and create and ―end of the semester-showcase‖

GUITAR AND PIANO BHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Instructor approval Fee: $15

MUSICAL THEATRE –MVHS Music Credit 6205 General Credit 8613 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Must have taken Acting I and have previous choral experience or instructor approval. Fee: None

6040

In Guitar and Piano, students will:  Determine a course of study (with the instructor) relative to their personal skill level on guitar or piano  Demonstrate knowledge of proper posture and hand position as well as scales, chords, rhythm, and accompaniment styles  Perform solo and/or ensemble literature appropriate for their skill level on guitar or piano  attend all scheduled performances

In Musical Theatre, students will:  explore the history of musical theatre, costume design, set design and production  gain skills necessary to become a triple-threat (actor-singer-dancer) by studying each area  be required to participate in the spring musical (rehearsals and meetings outside of class time will be required closer to the opening of the show)  have a contextual learning opportunity for students interested in all aspects of theatre production from onstage and backstage responsibilities to marketing and publicity

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PERSONAL FITNESS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

7600

AQUATICS LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Personal Fitness, students will:  demonstrate competent skills in a variety of sports and activities  demonstrate the knowledge necessary to perform a variety of sports and physical activities  demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in regular fitness activities  demonstrate responsible behavior (sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude, effort, enthusiasm and proper attire) in a physical activity setting

HEALTH BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Aquatics, students will:  learn five basic swimming strokes, practice water safety and survival skills, improve their aquatic fitness and participate in recreational activities

LIFEGUARD TRAINING 7604 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: 500-yard swim, retrieve 10-pound brick from 10-foot depth, and must be 15 by the last day of the class. Fee: Fee set by Red Cross - approximately $65

7601

In Lifeguard Training, students will:  meet the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training requirements  develop cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and stroke proficiency, rescue techniques, lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid, professionalism and employability

In Health, students will:  understand and use the strategies for wellness  understand the importance of self-knowledge for emotional wellness  understand the processes, responsibilities, and consequences of human sexuality  understand the importance of proper nutrition  understand and create a strategy, which applies knowledge to his/her own life

SELF-DEFENSE LHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

FIRST AID 7605 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Participant must be 15 by the last day of class. Fee: Fee set by Red Cross – approximately $35

7602

In First Aid, students will:  have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to be an effective ―first responder‖  have the opportunity to be certified in Basic Cardiac Resuscitation  gain the knowledge to assess and treat common injuries, illness, and conditions

In Self-Defense, students will:  acquire techniques in avoiding potentially hazardous situations and respond appropriately when under personal attack  NOT learn aggressive violence or offensive attack methods  learn basic common sense techniques on how to avoid or escape from violent personal attack defensively  gain confidence in themselves and have a greater sense of self-reliance

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MEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING I WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

7606 7608

NET SPORTS (BHS 10, 11, 12), FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Net Sports, students will:  be proficiently skilled in net games: tennis, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, table tennis, etc.  know and understand the rules, techniques, and safety expectations of the activities  demonstrate an understanding of fitness components of participating in warm-up and cool-down activities  participate in lifetime activities

In Weight Training 1, students will:  develop skills and knowledge in weight lifting and muscle toning exercises so that they can safely and successfully lift weights as a recreational activity, or to utilize their weight lifting knowledge in pursuit of specific goals for personal or athletic improvement  develop the knowledge about safety, spotting techniques, muscles and their movement, cardiovascular conditioning, and work ethic

MEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING II WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING II BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Weight Training 1 Fee: None

7607 7609 LIFETIME SPORTS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: $15 per semester plus $5 trip fee

In Weight Training II, students will:  further enhance and develop muscular strength and endurance  learn lifetime fitness concepts including the Principles of Overload, Progression and Specificity

TEAM SPORTS (BHS 10, 11, 12), FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

7613

In Lifetime Sports, students will:  become proficiently skilled at the individual, lifetime activities, e.g., golf, tennis, tennis related activities, and archery  know and understand the rules, techniques, and safety expectations of the activities  participate in individual lifetime wellness activities  demonstrate an understanding of fitness concepts by participating in warm-up and cooldown activities

7610

In Team Sports, students will:  become proficiently skilled in team games, e.g., team handball, soccer, softball, indoor hockey, touch football, volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, etc.  know and understand the rules, techniques, and safety expectations of the activities  participate in lifetime team activities  demonstrate an understanding of fitness concepts by participating in warm-up and cooldown activities

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AEROBICS AND DANCE FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

7614

ATHLETIC TRAINING 7616 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS *class will be held at MVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: First Aid and Anatomy & Physiology recommended Fee: $25 per semester

In Aerobics and Dance, students will:  enhance physical performance, health, and appearance through cardiovascular endurance training  be able to calculate target heart rate, and keep it in a healthy zone  be exposed to low/high impact aerobics, step, power balls, circuit training, etc.  design their own routines set to music  understand the importance of proper nutrition

In Athletic Training, students will:  review basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology  demonstrate assessment and management skill of common athletic injuries  study healthy nutrition concepts  participate in a ―lab‖ component that occurs outside the scheduled class

ATHLETIC WEIGHTS 7615 BHS, (LHS 9, 10, 11, 12), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Men or Women‘s Weights and/or instructor signature (BHS Instructor signature required) Fee: None

BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT & EXERCISE (Sports Science) 7622 TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fees: None

In Athletic Weights, students will:  know and understand the rules, techniques, and safety expectations of the weight room  perform an individualized lifting program that is sport specific and is designed by the head coaches of various sports  demonstrate and understand the concepts of plyometric training through participation  demonstrate responsible behavior in all activities

In Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise, students will:  understand the body‘s muscles and skeletal systems  understand the laws and physics of sports  understand how the body works to produce movement  perform experiments to prove why skills work  become myth busters on sports skills

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BIOLOGY 3020, 3021 BHS, FHS, MVHS, TVHS, (LHS 10, 11) PRE AP BIOLOGY LHS 10, 11 MVHS 10 TVHS10, 11, 12 3024, 3025 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: GeoPhysical Lab Science Fee: None

PRE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Pre AP classes are designed for students who want to challenge themselves with academic rigor. Self-directed, motivated learners will do well in these courses. Students are referred to these classes by teacher recommendation(s).

In Biology, students will:  meet selected state standards through the study of scientific method, cell biology, classification, genetics, ecology, and science and technology  satisfy graduation requirement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Advanced placement courses are designed for students desiring to take a college level course. Coursework is rigorous and challenging. Students are expected to achieve college level standards. Students may receive college credit if a minimum score is achieved on the A.P. exam. Minimum score varies depending on the course taken and the college attended.

A fee is required for each AP exam.

GEOPHYSICAL LAB SCIENCE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS PRE-AP BHS, MVHS, LHS, TVHS Grades: Required for all 9th graders Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

GENERAL CHEMISTRY 3040, 3041 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Sophomores with a strong interest in science may take Chemistry and Biology concurrently by teacher recommendation only Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Biology and Algebra I Fee: None

3000, 3001 3004, 3005

In GeoPhysical Lab Science, students will:  investigate astronomy, meteorology, hydrology, geology, paleontology, chemistry, physics with a lab-based thematic approach  quantitatively analyze the above subjects with introductory concepts and tools from chemistry and physics, to increase critical skills  satisfy graduation requirement

In General Chemistry, students will:  use small scale and traditional labs and classroom discussion to learn about elements, atoms, bonding and formulas, reactions, solutions, acids and bases

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3042, 3043

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3050, 3051 LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Biology also General Chemistry recommended Fee: Student pays for textbook.

BHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Pre AP Geophysical Science Fee: None

In AP Environmental Science, students will:  study the equivalent, in both class work and labs, of a one semester introductory college level Environmental Science class  have the opportunity to prepare for the AP Environmental Science test and receive credit

In Chemistry II, students will:  explore an in-depth, comprehensive approach to Chemistry  review General Chemistry concepts in addition to atomic theory, applied calculations, redox theory, chemical equilibrium, kinetics and other related topics as time permits

GENETICS BHS, FHS, (LHS, MVHS 10, 11, 12), TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Biology Fee: None

AP CHEMISTRY 3044, 3045, 3046 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.5 Prerequisite: General Chemistry & Algebra II – Fee: Student pays for textbook.

In Genetics, students will:  use laboratories and projects to understand the areas of classical and applied genetics through the topics of inheritance patterns/probabilities, biotechnology, chromosomal inheritance, and human genetics  explore related careers through projects and classroom discussion

In AP Chemistry, students will:  study the equivalent, in both class work and lab work of a first year college General Chemistry course  have the opportunity to prepare for the AP Chemistry test and receive college credit

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Biology Fee: None

3048, 3049

MICROCOMPUTER PROJECTS – MAGNET CLASS LHS 3066, 3067 Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II Fee: $18 per semester

In Environmental Science, students will:  explore aspects of land, water, wildlife, and human dimensions as related to the science of ecology and natural resources  evaluate the relationships between science, technology, and human activity and how they can affect the world

In Microcomputer Projects, students will:  learn about electrical engineering including ―smart‖ electronic devices and how they work  learn binary math, basic electronics, soldering and machine language programming  design and build a unique microchip project Examples include games, reaction timers, clocks, temperature sensors, and alarms

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HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Biology Fee: None

ASTRONOMY 3072 BHS, LHS -Class will be held at BHS Offered to all students and adults, taught at the Little Thompson Observatory near Berthoud High School Grades: 11, 12, Adult Credit: .5 Prerequisite: GeoPhysical Lab Science and Biology – Grade of ‗C‘ or better recommended Fee: Student pays for textbook.

3064

In Human Anatomy & Physiology I, students will:  study structures & functions of human anatomy through a hands-on lab oriented approach  be required to complete a cat dissection  explore career relevance for those interested in health related careers

In Astronomy, students will:  locate objects in the night sky  learn optics and functioning of telescopes  observe and photograph using 18‖ telescope  utilize ―The Sky‖ software

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 3065 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology Fee: None

ASTRONOMY/METEOROLOGY FHS, LHS, MVHS (TVHS 11, 12) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: GeoPhysical Lab Science and Biology Fee: None

In Human Anatomy & Physiology II, students will:  study those systems not covered in Human Anatomy & Physiology I  be required to complete a cat dissection  study structures & functions of human anatomy through a hands-on lab oriented approach

In Astronomy/Meteorology, students will:  study astronomy through the explanation of orbits, optics, constellations, and galaxies  investigate theories of origin of the universe  understand fronts and weather systems  utilize weather maps for weather production

AP BIOLOGY 3026, 3027, 3030 BHS, LHS*, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.5 *(1.0) Prerequisite: Biology & Chemistry Fee: Student pays for textbook. In AP Biology, students will:  explore topics that include cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, comparative anatomy, botany, ecology, & spectrophotometric analysis  explore related careers through projects and classroom discussion  have the opportunity to prepare for the AP Biology test and receive college credit

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GENERAL PHYSICS 3052, 3053 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 11, 12) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment Fee: None

ACCELERATED PHYSICS 3054, 3055 LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Trigonometry/Functions or concurrent enrollment Fee: None

In General Physics, students will:  learn about motion, energy, relativity, light, sound, heat, optics, electricity, or aerodynamics without the rigorous mathematics of Accelerated Physics  apply learning through objects like catapults, lasers, black holes, and machines  receive a good introduction to Physics in preparation for technical, humanities, and fine arts fields  advanced math students should consider registering for Accelerated Physics or AP Physics

In Accelerated Physics, students will:  learn about motion, energy, relativity, light, sound, electricity and magnetism  apply learning to objects like lasers, electric motors, roller coasters and black holes  develop excellent problem solving skills through analysis labs, lecture, projects, and problems  prepare for medical, engineering, science, and computer fields  offered for college credit through CU Denver for biology and non-science majors

AP PHYSICS B (ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY BASED) BHS, MVHS, TVHS 3056, 3057, 3058 Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.5 Prerequisite: Trigonometry/Functions Fee: Student pays for textbook. *GENERAL PHYSICS WITH TRIGONOMETRY/FUNCTIONS Trigonometry/Functions 2076, 2077 General Physics 3076, 3077 MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Trigonometry/Functions and 1.0 General Physics Prerequisite: Algebra II –Students must be concurrently enrolled in Trigonometry/Functions and General Physics Fee: None * Community College credit available

In AP Physics B, students will:  follow a course outline designed by the Advanced Placement Committee which is to be the equivalent of a freshman physics course at a 4 year college  have the opportunity to prepare for the AP Physics test and receive college credit

AP PHYSICS C – MECHANICS BHS, LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Calculus co-enrollment Fee: Student pays for textbook.

In General Physics with Trigonometry/ Functions, students will:  explore relationships between trigonometric, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and motion, energy, relativity, and light  apply learning through projects like catapults, lasers, rockets, and bridges  graph and solve relationships of mathematical functions  solve equations, use trigonometric identities and vectors in real world applications

In AP Physics C – Mechanics, students will:  study mechanics with calculus applications including gravitation and rotation  follow a course outline that prepares students for the AP Physics C exam, mechanics portion  master problem solving skills and content equivalent to freshman engineering Physics I at a 4-year college

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AP PHYSICS C – ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM 3062, 3063 LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: AP Physics-Mechanics, Calculus coenrollment Fee: Student pays for textbook. Note: Same textbook as AP Physics C Mechanics In AP Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism, students will:  study the relationships of electricity and magnetism, with a calculus emphasis  follow a course outline that prepares students for the AP Physics C exam, E&M portion  master problem solving skills and content equivalent to freshman engineering Physics II at a 4-year college THOMPSON RIVER PROJECT CLASS BHS 3068, 3069 Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Biology Fee: None In Thompson River Project, students will:  conduct lab and field studies on the Big Thompson River  evaluate and communicate the results of their studies  apply natural science principles as they deepen their understanding of Ecology  synthesize an interdisciplinary learning strategy in preparation for college/career demands AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Applied Arts 8410, 8411 MVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design or Principles of Engineering recommended; concurrent enrollment in math Fee: $20 per semester In Aerospace Engineering, students will:  apply scientific and engineering concepts  design materials and processes that directly measure, repair and improve systems in different environments  utilize a wind tunnel to test the aerodynamic lift and drag of objects  explore rocketry design principles

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CIVICS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS 4000 PRE AP CIVICS INTEGRATED 4008, 4009 WITH ENGLISH 9 LHS, TVHS 1008, 1009 CIVICS PRE AP TVHS 4004, 4005 Civics credit can be earned with JROTC I. Grades: 9 Credit: 1.0 Ninth Grade English, .5 Civics, and .5 elective credit Prerequisite: None Fee: None In Civics, students will:  gain an understanding of the law and the legal system of the United States  be aware of current issues and be encouraged to participate as citizens in the legal system  receive an introduction to the origin and development of our legal system

INTEGRATED Integrated classes combine two academic subjects into a year-long interdisciplinary course of study. An integrated class is taught by two teachers who provide a broad range of learning opportunities to a class of 50-60 students. Group work is a large component of this challenging format.

PRE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AP classes are designed for students who want to challenge themselves with academic rigor. Self-directed, motivated learners will do well in these courses. Students are referred to these classes by teacher recommendation(s).

HISTORY

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Advanced placement courses are designed for students desiring to take a college level course. Coursework is rigorous and challenging. Students are expected to achieve college level standards. Students may receive college credit if a minimum score is achieved on the AP exam. Minimum score varies depending on the course taken and the college attended.

WORLD HISTORY BHS, FHS, (LHS 10), MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In World History, students will:  examine the world‘s major religious, philosophical, political, economic, and social belief systems  examine how these systems listed above developed, created and spurred change throughout history  develop note taking, organizational, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills

A fee is required for each AP exam.

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AP WORLD HISTORY MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

4028, 4029

MODERN AMERICA BHS, FHS, LHS, TVHS, (MVHS 11) Grade: 11 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In AP World History, students will:  research patterns and impacts of interaction among major societies: trade, war, diplomacy, and international organizations  identify the impact of technology and demography on people and the environment  understand cultural and intellectual developments and interactions among and within societies  realize the changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities

In Modern America, students will:  cover United States History from 1877 to the present,  gain an understanding of the emergence of the United States from an isolationist country to a superpower  study the interaction of business, labor, farmers, the poor, government  look at politicians, and political parties  explore the role of minorities, immigration, and urbanization

PRE AP TENTH GRADE ENGLISH 1026, 1027 AND PRE AP WORLD HISTORY 4026, 4027 INTEGRATED LHS Grades: 10 Credit: 1.0 Tenth Grade English and 1.0 Social Studies Fee: None

MODERN AMERICA INTEGRATED 4044, 4045 WITH ELEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH 1044, 1045 LHS, TVHS Grades: 11, Credit: 1.0 Eleventh Grade English and 1.0 Modern America Fee: None

In Integrated Tenth Grade English and World History, students will:  read, respond, and apply thinking skills  understand the purpose of language skills  write personal narratives, compare/contrast, problem/solution short responses as well as persuasive essays  examine the world‘s major religious, philosophical, political, economic and social belief systems and examine how they spurred change  develop note taking, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

In Integrated Modern America with Eleventh Grade English, students will:  study American history/geography/literature/culture  build an awareness of the world centered upon the theme of myth versus reality  develop an in-depth analysis of America from 1876 to the present

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AP UNITED STATES HISTORY 4048, 4049 BHS, LHS, MVHS (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 (Meets Modern America requirement) Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES BHS, MVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In AP United States History, students will:  study The Colonization of America, The American Revolution, The Constitution  evaluate The Age of Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrial America  view America becoming a world power, the 1920's, the 1930's/The Great Depression  study World War II, America as a global power, and the turmoil of the 60's/Vietnam

In Contemporary Issues, students will:  analyze, investigate, and engage in discussions on contemporary issues that affect the world and the US  examine the cause/effect relationships and their impact upon these events  develop life skills that will be applicable in the real world- research, reading, writing, and communication skills

AP U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 4090 LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook. In AP U.S. Government and Politics, students will:  explore the Constitutional underpinning of United States government  examine political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups and the mass media  study our institutions of national government, public policy, civil rights, and civil liberties

AP COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 4091 TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook. In AP Comparative Government and Politics, students will:  examine the sources of public authority and political power, the relationship between state and society, the relationship between citizens and states  study various political institutions and frameworks, and political change  examine political life in the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Iran, Mexico and Nigeria

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ECONOMICS PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY 4060

PSYCHOLOGY I FHS, MVHS (BHS, LHS, TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Principles of Economics, students will:  develop an understanding of the basics of microeconomics and macroeconomics  be presented a framework for studying economic concepts, processes, and issues  study the American economic system, other types of economic systems, their functions, and their effects around the world

AP MACRO ECONOMICS LHS, MVHS Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

In Psychology I, students will:  gain an understanding of the basic mental processes that control our living  acquire a better understanding of their own behavior and that of other persons  study how people learn; personality development; personality theories; how the mind works  become acquainted with ways mental health may be maintained

4062 PSYCHOLOGY II FHS, MVHS, (BHS, TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Psychology I Fee: None

In AP Macroeconomics, students will:  gain a thorough understanding of the workings of the American economy and the international economy  study national income and price determination, economic performance measures, economic growth, and specifics of international economics  be prepared to take the AP exam

AP MICRO ECONOMICS LHS, TVHS Grades: 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

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In Psychology II, students will:  continue the exploration of Psychology  evaluate subject-specific topics: personality theory, stress and conflict, psychological disorders, types of psychotherapy, and social psychology (social influences, relationships, attitudes, and beliefs)

4063

AP PSYCHOLOGY LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: Student pays for textbook.

In AP Microeconomics, students will:  understand basic economic concepts  be able to identify and understand the nature and function of product markets  identify factor markets and their role in determining demand for factors of production  be able to see how to utilize resources as efficiently as possible to ensure maximum production  be prepared to take the AP Exam

4082, 4083

In AP Psychology, students will:  cover rigorous topics including: methods and approaches, biological basics of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality testing and individual differences, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, social psychology  be prepared for psychology in college  have the opportunity to prepare for the AP Psychology test and receive college credit 82

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SOCIOLOGY BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

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AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: Students pays for textbook.

In Sociology, students will:  develop an understanding of human relations  study human relations, group dynamics, environmental influences, social functions as a group and as a person  develop a better understanding of yourself and your values

In AP Human Geography, students will:  examine human geography as an introductory college course  introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth‘s surface  employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences  learn the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice

GEOGRAPHY WORLD GEOGRAPHY BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

4088, 4089

In World Geography, students will:  use the five themes of geography  develop map and atlas skills that will enable them to analyze human interactions between cultures and the environment  focus on the regions of Oceania, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southwest Asia, Northern African, Sub-Sahara African, Russia and Central Asia, Europe, South America, Central America and North America

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LEVEL I French-ALL German-LHS, TVHS Spanish-ALL Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 PRE AP LEVEL I German -LHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Fee: None

LEVEL III French-ALL German -LHS Spanish-ALL Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0

7000, 7001 7014, 7015 7028, 7029

PRE AP LEVEL III French-LHS 7048, 7049 German-LHS 7052, 7053 Spanish-LHS 7042, 7043 Credit: 1.0 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommendation: successful completion of Level II Fee: None

7016, 7017

In Level I, students will:  use vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning on familiar topics in oral, writing and presentational formats  identify main ideas when reading, listening and viewing  develop an awareness of the products, practices and perspectives of the cultures studied  develop a better understanding of one‘s own language and culture

LEVEL II French -ALL German-LHS, TVHS Spanish -ALL Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 PRE AP LEVEL II French –LHS German -LHS Spanish-LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0

In Level III, students will:  use vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning in new situations  describe, narrate, and present information and/or persuasive arguments  interpret and analyze main points, make appropriate inferences and predictions  examine how different viewpoints are reflected in cultural practices  understand various cultural viewpoints  strengthen the knowledge of one‘s native language

7004, 7005 7018, 7019 7032, 7033

7006, 7007 7020, 7021 7034 7035

Recommendation: successful completion of Level I

Fee: None

In Level II, students will:  use vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning on familiar topics in oral, writing and presentational formats  summarize main points, make appropriate inferences when reading, listening and viewing  examine how various perspectives reflect the culture  recognize varied cultural viewpoints  understand the impact of language and culture of one‘s own language and the language being studied

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LEVEL IV French-BHS, LHS, MVHS German-LHS Spanish- ALL Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0

AP LEVEL V Spanish -LHS 7046, 7047 French-LHS 7054, 7055 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit 1.0 Recommendation: successful completion of Level IV Spanish Fee: None

7010, 7011 7024, 7025 7038, 7039

PRE AP LEVEL IV Spanish-LHS 7044, 7045 French-LHS 7050, 7051 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Recommendation: successful completion of Level III Fee: None

In AP Language Level V, students will:  apply vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning to new situations  describe, narrate, synthesize, evaluate and present information and/or persuasive arguments  interpret and analyze main points and details, make appropriate inferences and predictions  analyze how different viewpoints are reflected in cultural practices and products  expand the understanding of one‘s own language

In Level IV, students will:  apply vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning to new situations  describe, narrate, synthesize and present information and/or persuasive arguments  interpret and analyze main points and details, make appropriate inferences and predictions  analyze how different viewpoints are reflected in cultural practices and products  expand the knowledge of one‘s own language and culture

LEVEL V French- LHS Spanish- LHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0

7012, 7013 7040, 7041

Recommendation: successful completion of Level IV

Fee: None

In Level V, students will:  apply vocabulary and grammar to negotiate meaning to new situations  describe, narrate, synthesize, evaluate and present information and/or persuasive arguments  interpret and analyze main points and details, make appropriate inferences and predictions  analyze how different viewpoints are reflected in cultural practices and products  expand the understanding of one‘s own language

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YEARBOOK 8608, 8609 BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Instructor approval, application and interview Fee: None

MUSICAL THEATRE – MAGNET CLASS Music Credit 6205 General Credit 8613 MVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Instructor approval Fee: None

In Yearbook, students will:  publish the student yearbook  apply for the following positions: editor, section editor, page designer, reporter, advertiser, illustrator, and photographer, and others  work outside the course period and the school day  learn computer operating systems and related software

In Musical Theatre, students will:  Develop various aspects of producing a major musical  Study the history of musical theatre and dance

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS LHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Programming Concepts, students will:  evaluate and discuss career opportunities in computer programming  develop proficiency in a computer language chosen from a menu of languages  learn about program structure, syntax, commenting and programming constructs  design an appropriate programming project which includes goals, project milestones and evaluation standards  collaborate with other students, mentors and the instructor to formulate ideas, solve problems and critique progress

VIDEO YEARBOOK 8610, 8611 TVHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Video I and Video II. Written permission of the video yearbook adviser Fee: None In Video Yearbook, students will:  produce a video  determine the content and tape all segments  write and record narrations

THEATRE PRODUCTION MVHS, TVHS Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

PERSONAL PROJECT LHS Grades: 10 (year 5 of MYP) Credit: .5 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

8612

In Theatre Production, students will:  study facets of behind the scenes theatrical productions including: theatre jobs/roles, directing & producing, production concepts, script analysis, sound/light & sets

8688

In Personal Project, students will:  demonstrate the personal abilities and skills required to produce and present an extended piece of work created by the student‘s own initiative and design  engage in person inquiry, action and reflection on specific topics and issues  focus on, and demonstrate an understanding of, the areas of interaction  reflect on learning and share knowledge, view and opinions

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STUDENT COUNCIL 8614, 8615 BHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grade: 9,10,11,12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Elected and/or appointed Fee: None

JROTC - LEVEL IV 8626, 8627 LHS, MVHS, TVHS-Class will be held at LHS Grades: 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Level III Fee: None

In Student Council, students will:  learn and practice all areas of leadership  become skilled in the art of leadership  work as a team to create positive change and exciting activities for school  spend hundreds of hours outside of the normal school day working on Council activities

In JROTC IV, students will:  develop practical leadership skills while serving in a command or staff position

JROTC - LEVEL I LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0; fulfills .5 Civics credit Prerequisite: None Fee: None

8618, 8619

In JROTC I, students will:  participate in Leadership Education and Training I, citizenship, communication, President‘s Physical Fitness Program, leadership skills, first aid, drug abuse prevention, citizenship through history, map reading, drill and ceremonies JROTC - LEVEL II LHS, MVHS, TVHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Level 1 Fee: None

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTOR BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS 8628, 8629, 8630, 8631 Grades: 11, 12 Credit: .5 - 1.0 per semester Prerequisite: Attendance review, application and interview Fee: None

8620, 8621

In Elementary School Tutor, students will:  work outside school assisting elementary school pupils and teachers  have their own transportation, a positive manner, a nearly perfect attendance record, an acceptable scholastic average, and teaching as a possible future career goal  supply the coordinator with three letters of recommendation and application

In JROTC II, students will:  learn principles of leadership, basic management principles, physical fitness, leadership position, first aid and hygiene, drug abuse prevention, career opportunities, technology awareness, CPR

PEER PARTNERS 8632, 8633 BHS, FHS, LHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Counselor approval required Fee: None

JROTC - LEVEL III 8624, 8625 LHS, MVHS, TVHS-Class will be held at LHS Grades: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1.0 Prerequisite: Level II Fee: None

In Peer Partners, students will:  learn how to help other students effectively  go through special training in how to be a good listener, how to communicate with others effectively, and how to help others make decisions  help all students with school related problems, with conflict resolution and minor personal/family difficulties with Discover and CAP plans

In JROTC III, students will:  learn about health, first aid, history from postCivil War through World War II, leadership laboratory and demonstrate proficiency, physical fitness, human relations, orienteering, methods of instruction

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STUDENT AIDES See Counseling Department for application forms. GUIDANCE AIDE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .25 Prerequisite: Recommendation and approval from a counselor and interview Fee: None

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE/ INDEPENDENT STUDY 8634, 8635 LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 - 1.0 Prerequisite: Written permission from the teacher Fee: None

As a Guidance Aide, students will:  run passes and assist office staff  file  help maintain materials in the Futures/Career Center

In Computer Maintenance/Independent Study, students will:  receive training in the support of computer hardware and peripherals, hardware setup and troubleshooting, printer support, and basic networking topology  develop skills for logon procedures, software tutoring, Generation Why training, and Web Page development  identify a personal technology goal, examples include Web Page authoring, programming, and Micro Soft certifications

PEER BUDDIES BHS, LHS, MVHS TVHS Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .5 Prerequisite: Counselor approval required Fee: None

MEDIA CENTER AIDE BHS, LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .25 Prerequisite: Librarian‘s approval Fee: None As a Media Center Aide, students will:  help insure that the necessary individualized services to students and faculty are provided  deliver and retrieve equipment and materials when necessary  gain an understanding of the organization and services of the media center  manage the library circulation desk

8694 BUILDING AIDE OFFICE AIDE ATTENDANCE AIDE WORKROOM AIDE TEACHER AIDE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, (TVHS 10, 11, 12) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: .25 Prerequisite: None Fee: None

In Peer Buddies, students will:  demonstrate how to work well with teachers and other students in the classroom, model effective organizational  study skills for their peer buddy, and assist with note-taking, reading and clarifying directions for their peer buddy.  Peer buddies will help the student they are assigned in developing good social and academic habits so they are successful in the classroom and provide support to the classroom teacher by helping to identify and meet the needs of their peer buddy based on his/her goals.

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 Students must be able to arrange transportation to all off-campus activities, including internship  participate in a non-paid internship at a local business or job site related to each student‘s area of interest. IMPORTANT: Students must earn placement at internship sites based on their classroom and lab performance.  be taught professional workplace and employment skills.

High School Programs At

Upon completion, students may pursue further study or entry-level employment in the animal care or veterinary field. BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS

The following classes are available to juniors and seniors (seniors strongly recommended). Students must apply for these scholarship programs through their home high school counselor and obtain prior approval before registering in spring 2011. Unless noted, all classes are held at the FRCC-Larimer Campus. NOTE: More detailed program information is available on the FRCC High School Programs web site: www.frontrange.edu/larimerhighschool

ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE DESIGN BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credit (optional): 15 credits (AEC, CAD, HLT) Recommended Prerequisites: Biology/Life Science, Art/Graphic Presentation, Technical Drawing/Drafting, Basic Computer Application Skills. Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: All programs offer both high school and optional college credit. See specific program information for amount of credit available.

In Architecture & Landscape Design, students will:  learn architectural/landscape drafting using handdrafting,  AutoCAD computer aided drafting, and freehand sketching  learn basic design principles and process which can be applied to architecture, landscape architecture/design, interior design and engineering  experience ―hands-on‖ learning through design projects and field trips  participate in an unpaid internship at a local business or job site related to each student‘s area of interest

IMPORTANT: The FRCC High School Programs have a strict attendance policy, and students are expected to attend classes regularly even when their home high school may not be in session. See the Student Handbook (link on the website) for detailed information. ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS

IMPORTANT: Students must earn placement at internship sites based on classroom performance. Students must be able to arrange transportation to all off-campus activities, including internship.

Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.6 (1 semester Biological Science; 1 semester English; 1.6 elective credits) FRCC College Credit (optional): 11 credits (VET) Recommended Prerequisites: Biology, Anatomy, and Zoology. Strong note-taking and study skills required. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Upon completion, students will be well prepared to pursue a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, horticulture or architectural and engineering graphics or an entry-level job in these fields

In Animal Technology and Research, students will:  gain knowledge/skills for handling, restraint and care of small and large animals (farm, domestic, exotic and lab species)  learn skills to perform a complete physical exam on animals and administer oral, topical and injectable medications  design and conduct a research project with laboratory mice, including writing a scientific paper and presenting your findings  Participate in numerous field trips and work-site activities that enhance the learning process

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS

Upon completion, students are prepared for a preapprenticeship career pathway within the construction Industry: degree study in architectural engineering, construction technology or construction management.

Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credit (optional): 7 credits (ASE) Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Technology or Applied Physics and Technology, Applied Chemistry, Basic Computer Application Skills, Applied Math, Basic Electronics, Transportation, Technical Reading/Writing, Tech-Prep Courses. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday NOTE: This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and is affiliated with major automotive manufacturers and their local representatives. In Automotive Technology, students will:  learn entry-level skills in the automotive service/repair industry  develop skills in engine performance, fuel and emissions, electrical/ignition systems, brakes, suspension, alignment, tires/wheels, transmissions  be taught professional workplace/employment skills Upon completion, students are prepared to pursue further education or entry-level employment in the automotive field.

CULINARY ARTS –CHEF PROGRAM (Fossil Ridge HS) BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credits (optional): 10 credits (CUA, HOS) Recommended Prerequisites: Applied Math, Basic Life Science or Biology, ProStart, Basic Marketing and Accounting, Food Science, and Art-Related Classes, technical reading/writing skills. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

CARPENTRY BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS

In Culinary Arts – Chef Program, students will:  prepare for entry-level career opportunities and paths related to the culinary arts  develop basic cooking skills and explore different cuisines (American Regional, Classic and International) in a commercial kitchen setting, with emphasis on food prep and presentation  explore the creative and technical sides of the culinary arts  learn business skills in food prep, basic management/supervision techniques, and quality service delivery  be taught professional workplace and employment skills

Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credits (optional): 6 credits (CAR, AEC) Recommended Prerequisites: Construction I and II, Basic Architectural Drawing I, Principles of Technology I or Applied Physics and Technology. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday In Carpentry, students will:  gain skills for employment as a pre-apprentice carpenter  understand materials and processes used in constructing and designing high-performance residential homes; i.e., foundations/footings, floor/wall/roof systems, windows, stairs, insulation, electrical systems, finish carpentry, and reading basic blueprints  learn applied construction math, dimensional thinking, problem solving, and working with subcontractors  be taught professional workplace and employment skills

Upon completion, students may enroll in a hospitality/food management or culinary arts degree program or pursue employment in the food service industry.

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 learn report writing, briefings, witness/suspect interview techniques, and moot courts  enhance their learning through guest speakers, field trips and special projects  be taught professional workplace and employment skills

IRONWORKING & INDUSTRIAL WELDING BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credits (optional): 13 credits (WEL) Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Technology or Applied Physics and Technology, Drafting, Manufacturing I and II, Applied Math. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday - Friday

Students must be able to arrange transportation to all off-campus activities. Upon completion, students may pursue collegiate study in criminal justice or a related field or training with a law enforcement agency.

In Ironworking & Industrial Welding, students will:  be introduced to the field of ironworking and low and high-elevation steel structural welding  gain a complete understanding of fall-protection setup and inspection of fall-protection devices/systems (harnesses, belts, lanyards, etc., using a safety-first philosophy)  learn aspects of erecting steel structures (blueprint symbols and reading, basic math in building construction, etc.) and utilize the latest welding and cutting processes/techniques  be taught professional workplace and employment skills

MEDICAL CAREERS EXPLORATION (WITH NURSE AIDE TRAINING) BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 (1 semester Biological Science; 1 semester English; 1.7 elective credits) FRCC College Credit (optional): 7 credits (HPR, HWE, NUA) Recommended Prerequisites: Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Basic Life Science, Basic or Applied Math, Communication / Speech, Computer Application Skills, Research Skills, Technical Reading/Writing Skills, Strong Note-Taking and Study Skills. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Upon completion, students may enter the ironworking industry or choose a career-path degree program in Architectural Technology, Engineering Graphics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Machining Technology, Welding Technology or Drafting/CAD Technology.

In Medical Careers Exploration, students will:  explore an interest in a medical career specialty of their choice  receive education necessary to be certified in First Aid and Certified Nurse Aide  learn anatomy and physiology, ethics, legalities, leadership, standard precautions, vital signs, basic lab skills, pharmacology, medical math, patient communication, and medical terminology  learn emergency care, CPR, Nurse Aide theory/skills, and participate in Nurse Aide Clinicals  IMPORTANT: Students must earn placement at clinical sites based on their classroom and lab performance. Students must be able to arrange transportation to all off-campus activities  be required to obtain a background check and a physical prior to the Nurse Aide Clinical (at student‘s expense)  be taught professional workplace and employment skills

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORATION BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 elective credits FRCC College Credit (optional): 6 credits (CRJ) Recommended Prerequisites: Biology, Psychology, Basic Life Science, Computer Application Skills, Research Skills, Communication/Speech, and Technical Reading/Writing Skills. Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday In Law Enforcement Exploration, students will:  be exposed to a wide variety of career pathways in the criminal justice field  develop crime-scene investigation techniques through practical scenarios  gain an understanding of basic law, forensics, interpersonal and communication skills, police culture, professional and personal ethics and leadership skills, arrest control skills and techniques, defensive tactics, traffic control, defensive driving, special units, patrol/observation procedures, and special populations

Upon completion, students may pursue collegiate study in nursing, emergency medicine, pre-med or the sciences and/or obtain a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide certificate.

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 IMPORTANT: Students must earn placement at internship sites based on their classroom and lab performance.  spend time outdoors in all types of weather  participate in frequent field trips (average of 1-2 days/week)  be taught professional workplace and employment skills Students must be able to arrange transportation to all off-campus activities, including internship.

WELDING/CAD - DESIGN IT! BUILD IT! BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.6 elective credits FRCC College Credit (optional): 15-16 (CAD, WEL) Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Technology or Applied Physics and Technology, Applied Math, Geometry, Technical Drawing, Manufacturing I and/or II and Basic Computer Application Skills. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Upon completion, students may pursue other related degree programs at FRCC, leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources.

In Design It! Build It!, students will:  gain entry level employability skills in metal fabrication, welding, engineering, art and AutoCAD drafting  learn how to manage a fabrication shop; develop the skills to perform layout and fabrication  use the latest version of computer aided drafting software to design both functional and ornamental projects  use the latest welding, cutting, and metal fabrication techniques to build their projects - simple to complex  develop production and marketing strategies; price/bid projects; generate business contracts  use professional workplace skills to manage teams, customers and contracts

For more information, contact your high school Counselor or the FRCC High School Office:

Upon completion of this program, students may pursue collegiate study in Welding, Sculptural Welding or Drafting/CAD Technology and/or gain entry-level employment in the welding, design, drafting, or metal fabrication industries.

PHONE: 204-8370 FAX: 204-8484 WEB SITE:

http://www.frontrange.edu/larimerhighschool

WILDLIFE, FORESTRY & NATURAL RESOURCES BHS, FHS, LHS, MVHS, TVHS, SOARS Grades: 11th or 12th (12th highly recommended) High School Credits: 2.7 (1 semester Biological Science; 1 semester English; 1.7 elective credits) FRCC College Credit (optional): 10 credits (NRE) Recommended Prerequisites: Biology or Life Science, Applied Math, Communication/Speech, Basic Research Skills, Computer Application Skills, Technical Reading/Writing Skills, Strong Note-Taking and Study Skills. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language is expected. Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday In Wildlife, Forestry & Natural Resources, students will:  learn fundamentals of forestry production/management techniques, soil/water resources, outdoor recreation, environmental issues, and components of an ecosystem  study endangered/threatened animal species and wildlife management techniques  conduct research project related to wildlife management and present research results in writing  participate in an unpaid internship at a local business or job site related to each student‘s area of interest

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ON-LINE COURSES

LANGUAGE ARTS

See Counseling Department for application forms. Students that take these courses must realize that they are for Remediation or Enhancement purposes only. They cannot be taken in place of existing classes unless there are conflicts.

ARTS & MUSIC

ENGLISH I (Ninth Grade English) Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

1400 1401

ENGLISH II (Tenth Grade English) Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Completion of English I or Ninth Grade English

1402 1403

1404 1405

CREATIVE DRAWING I Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

6402

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Creating Images with Impact! Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

6404

ENGLISH III (Eleventh Grade English) Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Completion of English II or Tenth Grade English

1406

CREATIVE DRAWING II Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

6406

*INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Completion of two English credits

MUSIC APPRECIATION Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

6400

READERS/WRITERS WORKSHOP Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

1408 1409

AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: 12th Grade and ‗B‘ or better in Eleventh Grade English

1410 1411

SHAKESPEAREAN THEATRE: THE TRAGEDIES Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

1412

SHAKESPEAREAN THEATRE: THE COMEDIES Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

1414

BUSINESS CAREER EXPLORATION Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5400

ACCOUNTING I Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

5402 5403

PERSONAL FINANCE Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5418

APPLIED CONCEPTS IN FINANCE Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5420

ECONOMICS Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5422

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5424

POETSPEAK: READING, WRITING AND LIVING POETRY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

MATHEMATICS

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1416

FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS Semester Course .5 Credit (1st Semester Only) Prerequisites: None

2400

PRE ALGEBRA Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

2402 2403

ALGEBRA 1 Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

2404 2405

*ALGEBRA II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I

2408 2409


GEOMETRY Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I

2406 2407

PRE CALCULUS Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra II and Geometry

2410 2411

AP CALCULUS Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Trig/Functions

2412 2413

ACT/SAT MATH REVIEW Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

2414

SOCIAL STUDIES

SCIENCE

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT/CIVICS Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

4400 4401

*U.S. HISTORY Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

4402 4403

WORLD GEOGRAPHY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4404

WORLD HISTORY: The Dawn of Civilization Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4406

WORLD HISTORY: Wars and Revolutions Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4408

PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY The Road to Self Discovery Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4410

FUNDAMENTALS IN SCIENCE Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

3400 3401

*BIOLOGY Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Earth Science

3402 3403

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

3416 3417 7617

PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY Living in a Complex World Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4412

HEALTH Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None *COLLEGE PHYSICS Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Calculus

3404 3405

CONSUMER LAW Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4414

FUTURE ISSUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Semester Course .5 Credit (2nd semester only) Prerequisites: Biology

3406

COLORADO HISTORY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4416

*ASTRONOMY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra 1

3408

SOCIOLOGY The Study of Human Relationships Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4418

*GEOLOGY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra 1

3410

4420

*ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

3412 3413

LAW & ORDER: Introduction to Legal Studies Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4422

SCIENCE IN LITERATURE: THE PEN AND THE PETRI DISH Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

3414 3415

YOUR SOCIAL LIFE: SOCIOLOGY Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: Uncovering Human Mysteries Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

4424

BASIC CHEMISTRY Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Algebra I

3418 3419

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TECHNOLOGY WEB DESIGN Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

5410

SPANISH I Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

7410 7411

C++ PROGRAMING Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Geometry

5412

SPANISH II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish I

7412 7413

JAVA PROGRAMMING Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: Geometry

5414

SPANISH III Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish II

7414 7415

COMPUTER ANIMATION The Power of Flash Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5406

SPANISH IV Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Spanish III

3D MODELING: Building in Three Dimensions Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

5426

ELECTIVES

WORLD LANGUAGE FRENCH I Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

7400 7401

FRENCH II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: French I

7402 7403

GERMAN I Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

7404 7405

GERMAN II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: German I

7406 7407

LATIN I Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

7416 7417

LATIN II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Latin I

7418 7419

LATIN III Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Latin II

7420 7421

LATIN IV Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Latin III

7422 7423

MANDARIN (CHINESE) Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: None

7426 7427

MANDARIN (CHINESE) II Year Course 1.0 Credit Prerequisites: Mandarin Chinese I

7428 7429

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7408 7409

LIFE SKILLS: Preparing for Your Future Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

8684

FITNESS Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

7618

HEALTH Semester Course .5 Credit Prerequisites: None

7617


FERGUSON HIGH SCHOOL The following courses and course numbers are exclusive to Ferguson High School only. These are quarter (.25) courses. Required Courses: Course Name

Course No.

Teen Parent Classes Interest Path Code

TPP I: Attachment

8110

S

8111

S

Speech Comm I

1062

TPP II: Communication

Speech Comm II

1063

TPP III: Play

8112

S

Prin of Econ I

4096

TPP IV: Discipline

8113

S

Prin of Econ II

4097

TPP Health I: Prenatal

8114

S

Health I

7618

TPP Health II: Newborn

8115

S

Health II

7619

Nursery Aide

8130

Keystone

5112

Capstone

5113

Writing Skills I

1128

Writing Skills II

1130

School Survival I

8600

School Survival II

8601

Consumer & Family Studies Classes Life Mtg. I: Money Mgt.

8116

S, C

Life Mgt. II: Wellness

8117

S

Relationships I: Indiv.

8118

S, A

Relationships II: Family

8119

S, A

Food Sci. & Nut. I

8120

S, R, I

Food Sci. & Nut. II

8121

S, R, I

S, E

Food Sci. & Nut. III

8122

S, R, I

8123

S, R, I

Elective Courses: ACE Classes ACE Pers. Resp.

5114

ACE Cons. Skls.

5115

S, E

Food Sci. & Nut. IV

ACE Taxes & Ethics

5116

S, E, C

8124

S

ACE Skill Bldg.

5117

S, E, C

Parenting I: Infant/Toddler

ACE Entrepren.

5118

S, E, R

Parenting II: Preschooler

8125

S

ACE Ind. Living

5119

S, E, R

Interior Design I

8126

S, A, I

ACE Keybdg. I

5100

S, C

Interior Design II

8127

S, A, I

ACE Computer Appl

5101

S, C, R

Interior Design III

8128

S, A, I

ACE Acctg. I

5102

S, E, C

Interior Design IV

8129

S, A, I

ACE Acctg. II

5103

S, E, C

ACE Bus Math

5104

S, C

Realistic Crafts

8602

R

ACE Bus Law

5106

S, E, C

Investigative Science

8603

I

ACE Multimedia

5107

S, A, E, C

Arts/Communication

8604

A

ACE Technical Comm.

5108

S, R, I, A, E, C

Social/Health

8605

S

ACE Market Principles

5109

S, A, E

Enterprising/Bus. Con

8606

E

ACE Sale & Advertising

5110

S, A, E, C

Conventional/Bus. Op.

8607

ACE Computer Graphics

5106

A, E, C

Computer Appl.

5111

S, R

Pathway Internships:

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Thompson Online K-12 Online School Thompson School District Thompson Online is an online school offering online education for students Kindergarten through 12th grade through the Thompson School District. Students attend classes as Thompson students through an online portal. Students access the curriculum and assignments 24 hours a day 7 days a week from anywhere with an Internet connection. Online teachers interact with students through multiple venues creating a virtual learning environment. Instructional interactions include individualized feedback in an on-going cycle to discussion board, quiz, project, activity, and assignment postings. Additional instructional delivery and feedback occur through web conferencing sessions. Weekly teacher and student interactions verify content knowledge acquisition. All courses are instructor led in a manner that allows for pacing to meet student needs while balancing the course requirements within the semester time frame. Thompson Online staff monitors student progress and coordinate with the online teachers to support student success. The school follows the same high accreditation requirements, including CSAP assessments and Annual Yearly Progress expectations, as any other Thompson school. Thompson Online provides Thompson School District Kindergarten through 12thgrade student‘s different enrollment options. Students can enroll as full-time online students with at least 360 class hours per semester (6+ courses). Students can also enroll half-time as online students with a minimum of 90 class hours per semester (2+ courses). Students can choose to concurrently enroll at a brick and mortar school to obtain full-time status. How do I know if Thompson Online is a good fit for me? Online learning is not easy. Students should carefully consider whether online learning will be a successful option. Thompson Online provides rigorous learning experiences that are teacher directed in an independent learning environment that does not require face-to-face interactions. Basic technology and Internet skills are required. Each online course typically requires one hour of work per day. A full-time student would work 6+ hours each day on coursework. Online learning may not be a good fit for students with special needs. If a student has an IEP, a meeting is required to determine if the student's goals can be met through Thompson Online. To help you reflect further on this question, a self-reflection tool is included in the application. How do I apply for Thompson Online?* The Thompson Online application can be downloaded at http://fc.thompson.k12.co.us/~thompsononline (click on application packet link). Applications may also be picked up at Walt Clark Middle School. Applications should be returned to Kellie Bashor at Walt Clark Middle School 2605 Carlisle Dr. Loveland, CO 80537 or emailed to thompsononline@thompson.k12.co.us. *Students must complete a Thompson Online entrance application. The criteria for acceptance into Thompson Online will be based on several factors including grade and attendance history, level of student need, and answers to application questions. An on-site interview is also required. Once students have been notified of their acceptance status, they may register for courses through the Thompson Online office. Thompson Online Courses Thompson Online courses are currently hosted through Aventa Learning for middle and high school students and through K12, Inc. for elementary students. Current course listings can be accessed through http://fc.thompson.k12.co.us/~thompsononline (click on course options link).

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Thompson School District Course Guide Book 2012-2013  

Classes available to high school students in the Thompson School District.