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EDUCATION/CAREER PLANNING GUIDE AND COURSE CATALOG

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EDUCATION/CAREER PLANNING GUIDE AND COURSE CATALOG

2014/2015

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Dear Parents: This Education/Career Planning Guide & Course Catalog is meant to help every student as they plan their educational future. We have tried to include information about graduation, college entrance exams and requirements, educational options available to students, career planning information, programs of study, and course offerings and descriptions. It is never to early for students to begin planning their future. As they select their career paths, they should keep in mind the future goals they have set for themselves. Being successful in the future is the result of planning and working hard to achieve the plan. Parents should be involved in the planning and course selection process. Course selections should be made carefully, considering the students’ past performance and future goals. If you have any questions about schedules, schedule changes, or any of our educational programs please contact our guidance office. Sincerely,

Kerry Sachetta, Ed. D. Dave Rockers Principal Director Joplin High School Franklin Technology Center

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION7 MISSION STATEMENT

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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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STATEMENT OF BELIEFS NON- DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES SCHEDULE CHANGES

STUDENT GRADE CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES TRANSFER STUDENTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

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EMBEDDED CREDIT

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JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA/ EAGLE FLEX

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ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - MSHSAA 24

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COLLEGE PREP & ADMISSION 16 16 16

ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING ASSESSMENTS17

JOPLIN SCHOOLS COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM 

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CUM LAUDE SYSTEM

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA/ MISSOURI OPTION

NCAA DIVISION I REQUIREMENTS - 2008 AND BEYOND25 NCAA DIVISION II REQUIREMENTS 2005 AND BEYOND25 NCAA JHS APPROVED COURSES

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ON-LINE COURSES

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NIGHT CLASSES

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PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCES (PLE) INTERNSHIPS (COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING)

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SERVE AMERICA

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SUMMER SCHOOL

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S.O.A.R. PROGRAM

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JHS/FTC CAREER PATHS

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JHS/FTC CAREER PATHS

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19 CAREER PATHS/CLUSTERS/PATHWAYS 19

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NCAA COLLEGE FRESHMEN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS25

SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM OFFERINGS

COLLEGE AND CAREER READY DIPLOMA AWARD/ DESIGNATION19 4

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ENRICHMENT24

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ACADEMIC INCENTIVES & OPTIONS ACADEMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

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ASSOCIATES DEGREE FAQ

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JOPLIN SCHOOLS COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM AND MISSOURI STATE COLLEGE PREPARATORY STUDIES CERTIFICATE

ARTICULATED CREDIT

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COLLEGE/CAREER READINESS & ADVISEMENT

FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

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ASSOCIATES DEGREE

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COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES PLAN OF STUDY FOR JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL 22

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SOCIAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT

COORDINATING BOARD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM GUIDELINES

ADVANCED ACADEMIC COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR WEIGHTED GRADE POINTS

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ON-LINE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM20

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TWENTY FIVE (25) UNITS OF CREDIT AND EIGHT SEMESTERS OF ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION13

COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

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A+ SCHOOLS STUDENT FINANCIAL INCENTIVE

JOPLIN SCHOOLS MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS13

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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AP EXAM FEES

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

ENROLLMENT & GRADUATION ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES

PROCEDURES FOR CALCULATING CLASS RANK

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PURPOSE OF CAREER PATHS, CAREER CLUSTERS, AND CAREER PATHWAYS HOW CAREER CLUSTERS HELP A STUDENT

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WHAT IF THE STUDENT CHANGES HIS/HER MIND?32 HOW A PARENT CAN HELP

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IN SUMMARY

JOPLIN’S FIVE CAREER PATHS

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THE 15 CAREER CLUSTERS

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THE 34 CAREER PATHWAYS

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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ARTS & COMMUNICATION GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: VISUAL ART 47

GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY 48

HUMAN SERVICES HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM: CULINARY ARTS

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HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM: TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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EARLY CHILDHOOD AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING: TEACHING AND TRAINING67

LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: PRE-LAW LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: JROTC LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: LAW ENFORCEMENT LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: FIRE SERVICES

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TECHNICAL SCIENCES

GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: DEBATE & THEATRE 49

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: CONSTRUCTION74

GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: FASHION DESIGN 51

MANUFACTURING: AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING76

GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: MUSIC 50

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC) 75

GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN 52

MANUFACTURING: WELDING

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: GENERAL MANAGEMENT  54 FINANCE: ACCOUNTING 

MARKETING SALES AND SERVICE: MARKETING 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

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HEALTH SCIENCES: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

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HEALTH SCIENCES: DIVERSIFIED HEALTH

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HEALTH SCIENCES: CERTIFIED NURSING ASST (CNA) 60

HEALTH SCIENCES: SPORTS MEDICINE

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TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS: AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL TECHNOLOGY 80

TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS: AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR 81

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS82 AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: PLANT SCIENCES 83

HEALTH SERVICES

HEALTH SCIENCES: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): ENGINEERING

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: ANIMAL SCIENCES 84

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FINE ARTS - ART COURSE OFFERINGS

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PRACTICAL ARTS - BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS87 5


DRAMA, DEBATE, & T.V. PRODUCTIONS COURSE OFFERINGS89 ENGLISH COURSE OFFERINGS

PRACTICAL ARTS - FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE OFFERINGS

PRACTICAL ARTS - INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS

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PRACTICAL ARTS – J.R.O.T.C.

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GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

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MATHEMATICS COURSE OFFERINGS FINE ARTS - MUSIC COURSE OFFERINGS

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH COURSE OFFERINGS106 SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS

SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS

FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY COURSES

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HEALTH SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS

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AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

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COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

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NATURAL RESOURCES COURSE OFFERINGS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE

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CONSTRUCTION119

CULINARY120 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION 

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GRAPHICS ARTS TECHNOLOGY

PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY WELDING TECHNOLOGY

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ADMINISTRATION CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

Phone  417-625-5200 Dr. C. J. Huff Superintendent of Schools

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER ADMINISTRATION

Phone  Dr. Kerry Sachetta Mr. Greg Boyd Mrs. Sandra Cantwell Mr. Matt Harding Mr. Dan Hueller Ms. Kellie Bowman Mrs. Sue Day Mrs. Charla Hamilton Ms. Patty Murray Ms. Brookli Pollock Ms. Marda Schroeder

Phone  417-625-5260 Mr. Dave Rockers Director Mr. Steve Reed Assistant Director Mr. Jim Weber Special Services Coordinator Mrs. Cheryl Fields Counselor

417-625-5230 Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor

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MISSION STATEMENT

Joplin Schools Investing in the future today by inspiring our students to pursue excellence. We achieve this by: • providing individualized and diverse opportunities for learning. • ensuring a safe and positive learning environment. • inspiring our students to seek knowledge and think independently. • expanding every student’s horizons through academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. • providing high quality, specialized training and professional development for all educators. • hiring and retaining the best qualified, compassionate and dedicated educators. • inviting partnerships with families to maximize students’ potential. • building positive partnerships with our community to ensure mutual success. • embedding meaningful technology into research-based instruction. • facilitating positive and effective change. • demonstrating and reinforcing ethical behavior.

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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STANDARD All areas of student achievement will be on target or exceed expectations in core academic areas.

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STANDARD Joplin Schools will graduate civicminded, high-quality citizens who are college and career ready.

Standards of

EXCELLENCE

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STANDARD Joplin Schools will become the employer of choice through the recruitment and retention of high quality staff.

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STANDARD Joplin Schools will become th school district of choice in southwest Missouri by demonstrating annual improvement in overall patron, parent, and student satisfaction.

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Joplin Schools will demonstrate financial stability and targeted allocation of taxpayer resources to support the Board approved Standards of Excellence.

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STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

At Joplin Schools, we believe… • students are our first priority. • all children can learn. • each child is equally important. • change is necessary for progress. • excellence is a result of high expectations, continuous improvement and accountability. • building relationships between school and home is an important catalyst for learning. • education is a partnership among school, home and community. • learning is a lifelong process. • all students deserve an education that is as unique as the individual. • we are all educators. • strong, positive relationships with our stakeholders are vital and must be nurtured • respecting diversity strengthens our community.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

The School District of Joplin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. this policy pertains to admission/access to, or treatment /employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries or grievances concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is directed to contact: Dr. CJ Huff, Superintendent of Schools The School District of Joplin 3901 E. 32nd Joplin, MO 64804 417-625-5200 Additional information may be obtained from: Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education 330 “C” Street Washington, DC 20202-1242

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ENROLLMENT & GRADUATION


ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES Students and parents should give serious thought to course selections. An investigation into the nature and content of courses should be a vital part of every student’s course selection process. It is the responsibility of students and their parents to make sure that all graduation requirements are fulfilled as they make course selections. Students who fail required courses have four options available to them to make up the failed credit: 1. repeat the course, 2. take the course in computerized instruction format, the JHS Virtual Prescriptive Learning (VPL) credit recovery program, 3. take the course in summer school, or 4. take the course on-line or by correspondence (from an approved education agency or school). Students must make specific arrangements with their counselor for enrolling in the VPL credit recovery course or summer school. Seniors who fail required first semester courses must enroll in the course second semester if it is offered, or the student may enroll in the VPL program recovery program. Seniors cannot walk with their class at graduation if they have not met all graduation requirements.

SCHEDULE CHANGES Students must carefully consider and select courses in consultation with their parents. The master schedule is created using the students’ course selections. Once the master schedule is set, schedule changes may be difficult to make. Students and/ or parents cannot request specific teachers, lunch shifts and/or class periods. Students will have an opportunity in May to review and revise course requests. (Parents should give written approval for any changes.) Schedule change requests are also accepted during the first five days of each semester. Schedule change requests after the fifth day of the semester may be submitted for administrative consideration once the following criteria are met: 1. First Parent/Teacher/Student Conference – Parent makes initial personal contact with teacher and have conference at school.

4. Second Parent/Teacher/Student Conference – Parent and student have conference with teacher to discuss progress. 5. Parent (with recommendation of the teacher) makes an appointment with the administrator to discuss possible change.

Notes: Schedule changes will be made if it is in the best interest of the student. Requests for reasons other than proper placement will not be honored. In addition, class size of alternate classes may limit the possibility of change. It is important for students to remember that after the deadline for schedule changes if a student requests a schedule a failing grade will be assessed for the course the student is dropping (except under certain guidelines).

STUDENT GRADE CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Students need six (6) credits to earn sophomore status. If a student earns twelve (12) credits before the start of the third year of high school, he/she will have reached junior status. To earn senior status a student needs a minimum of 18 credits.

TRANSFER STUDENTS (1) When transfer students are unable to meet state or local requirements for graduation, the local board of education may make necessary exceptions in specific requirements which will permit them to graduate if: (a) They average passing six units of credit per year since their Joplin enrollment. (b) They would have graduated from their former school if they had not transferred. (2) Students who transfer to Joplin during the second semester of their senior year will be allowed to graduate under the Joplin Schools requirements providing they do satisfactory work while enrolled and fulfill the total unit requirement at their former school and meet the Missouri State graduation requirements. (3) Advanced academic courses will qualify for bonus points on a student’s grade point average, provided the course is offered and Joplin High School as a weighed course. See Academic Incentive Program.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS JOPLIN SCHOOLS MINIMUM GRADUATION TWENTY FIVE (25) UNITS OF CREDIT AND REQUIREMENTS EIGHT SEMESTERS OF ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION The Joplin High School Graduation requirements effective for the graduating class of 2010 and thereafter, will be comprised of twenty-five (25) units of credit that must be earned between grades nine (9) and twelve (12). In addition, the Joplin Schools Board of Education authorizes the superintendent or designee the responsibility of specific courses students must pass, the order courses are offered, and necessary prerequisite courses.

In addition to the required units of credit, students must also attend the Joplin School District, or in combination with another approved high school program, a total of eight semesters during grades nine (9) through twelve (12). Any deviation from the eight-semester attendance requirement must be approved by the Board of Education and/or the Superintendent. Graduation requirements specific to various programs offered by the district shall be included in student handbooks and approved by the Board of Education. Minimum high school graduation requirements contain the course requirements set by the State of Missouri and the Joplin Schools Board of Education for high school graduation. It is the goal of the Joplin School District that students completing this program will become contributing and self-sufficient citizens in our democratic society. The minimum graduation requirements are stated in terms of the number of units of credit that must be earned in each subject area:

Minimum graduation requirements for each subject area: English

4 units of credit

Mathematics

3 units of credit

Science

3 units of credit

Social Studies

3 units of credit

Physical Education

1 unit of credit

Practical Arts

1 unit of credit

Fine Arts

1 unit of credit

Health

.5 unit of credit

Personal Finance

.5 unit of credit

Electives

8 units of credit

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Required Social Studies Courses and Progression of Courses: All students will be required to complete the following social studies courses (or their equivalent) in order to earn the minimum number of social studies units of credit necessary for graduation. In addition the sequence of courses is:

Social Studies Courses/Credit Sequence: World Geography

.5 unit of credit

Ninth Grade

World Studies

1 unit of credit

Tenth Grade

American History

1 unit of credit

Eleventh Grade

American Government

.5 unit of credit

Twelfth Grade

In addition, each student must successfully pass an exam on the principals and provisions of the United States Constitution and Missouri Constitution as prescribed by Missouri law.

SOCIAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT Section 170.011, RSMo requires all schools to provide regular instruction in the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Missouri and in American history and institutions beginning not later than seventh grade and continuing in high school. High school graduates must have passed a test or tests over that subject matter. The test(s), which may be administered at any grade, 7-12, must be developed or selected by the local school district. The date on which the test(s) were passed must be noted on students’ transcripts. Section 170.011, RSMo also requires all high schools to offer during grades 9-12 the equivalent of one semester of instruction in the institutions, branches and functions of the government of the State of Missouri, including local government, and of the government of the United States, and in the electoral process. All students graduating after January 1, 1994, must have taken and passed the course(s) designated for meeting this requirement. The course(s) must be clearly identified on students’ transcripts.

25 units of credit

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Requirements

Diploma with Honors Regular Diploma Regular (Cum Laude - Levels: 3.85 GPA/4.0 GPA/4.2 GPA)

English

4 units

4 units (inc. Eng III CP and Eng IV CP, or English Honors courses in grades 11 & 12 in grades 9-12)

Mathematics

3 units

3 units (inc. Algebra I and higher in grades 9-12)

Science

3 units

3 units (inc.2 units from Biology and Chemistry and/or other honors level Science courses in grades 9-12)

Social Studies*

3 units*

3 units*

Foreign Language

none

2 units (of the same Foreign Language in grades 9-12)

Practical Art

1 Unit

1 Unit

Fine Art

1 Unit

1 Unit

Personal Finance

1/2 unit

1/2 unit

Health

1/2 unit

1/2 unit

Physical Education

1 unit

1 unit

Electives

8 units

8 units

Total Units

25

27 required

* Am History & Am Government

COLLEGE/CAREER READINESS & ADVISEMENT In addition to typical graduation requirements related to credits, every student who graduates from Joplin High School will be enrolled in Transitions courses that expose the students to the following competencies: 1. Exhibit self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and strategic goal setting for short and long range planning. 2. Research and develop academic plans and preparation to meet both short term and long-term goals. 3. Exhibit leadership and self-assessment skills, re-evaluate post-secondary goals, and prepare for college and/or career readiness. 4. Identify, understand, and execute an individual plan for future success.

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COLLEGE PREP & ADMISSION


COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS COORDINATING BOARD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM GUIDELINES The Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) has established a recommended 24-unit high school core curriculum guideline for students who plan to enroll in a Missouri college or university. The CBHE 24-unit high school core curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for access to and retention/success in collegiate-level work. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in high school core content. Failure to do so may result in placement in developmental/remedial coursework at additional time and expense to the student. The CBHE encourages governing boards at Missouri’s postsecondary institutions to incorporate the 24-unit high school core curriculum into admissions process for all first-time freshmen; however, admissions and placement decisions are ultimately made at the institutional level. Requirements vary for admission to Missouri institutions. For example, foreign language study is required for admission to some institutions. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss admissions requirements and placement practices with staff at Missouri institutions in which they may be interested in enrolling. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) has established a recommended 24-unit high school core curriculum guideline for students who plan to enroll in a Missouri college or university. The CBHE 24-unit high school core curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for access to and retention/success in collegiate-level work. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in high school core content. Failure to do so may result in placement in developmental/remedial coursework at additional time and expense to the student.

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The CBHE encourages governing boards at Missouri’s postsecondary institutions to incorporate the 24-unit high school core curriculum into admissions process for all first-time freshmen; however, admissions and placement decisions are ultimately made at the institutional level. Requirements vary for admission to Missouri institutions. For example, foreign language study is required for admission to some institutions. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss admissions requirements and placement practices with staff at Missouri institutions in which they may be interested in enrolling. The CBHE 24-unit high school core curriculum is recommended for full implementation beginning with the Missouri high school graduating class of 2010.

CBHE-Recommended High School Core Curriculum English/Language Arts

4 units

Mathematics

3 units

Social Studies Science

Fine Arts

Additional Coursework Electives

3 units 3 units 1 unit

3 units*

7 units**

*Missouri public high school students are required by the State Board of Education to complete units in practical arts (1), physical education (1), health education (1/2), and personal finance (1/2). **All students should complete at least 3 elective units total in foreign language and/or other courses within high school core content areas defined below. Two units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended. These are the MINIMUM requirements for admission to public four-year Missouri colleges. It is important to check the requirements of each college to determine if their requirements exceed those shown above.

The counseling office has information on most Missouri two-year and fouryear colleges and universities; out-ofstate colleges; applications and financial aid information; and ACT and SAT registration packets. College admission representatives schedule meetings at J.H.S. throughout the school year and are available to visit with prospective students at the Regional College Fair.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS REGISTRATION Students should check the college or university website for current admissions requirements. Missouri colleges prefer students submit an ACT score upon applying for admission. The SAT is required by some colleges. It is recommended that students planning to attend a 4-year college take the ACT or SAT by the spring of their junior year. Students may take tests on any of the nationally scheduled dates and may retest as often as they choose. It takes approximately four weeks for test results to be returned. Test registration forms are available in the guidance office. Students may register by mail or online. (Joplin High School CEEB code is 261585)

PREPARATION Students preparing for an admissions test should: 1. Select high school courses that include the recommended core curriculum. 2. Study the current and descriptive preparation materials, including the practice test, published by ACT or SAT available free of charge in the registration packet.

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3. Explore the test preparation materials available in the school and public libraries and in bookstores. 4. Consider taking Academics Plus; a one-semester class designed to prepare students for the ACT and SAT.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING ASSESSMENTS ASPIRE TEST The ASPIRE test will be given in the Fall. This test covers the areas of English, mathematics, reading, direct writing and science. An interest inventory is also an important component of the test. Test results provide students with “College Readiness Benchmarks,� an early indication of their educational progress in view of the educational options they are considering after high school. Sophomores take the test as part of the nominations process for the Missouri Scholars Academy and as practice for the ACT.

PSAT The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given in the Fall at Joplin High School. Sophomores take the test as part of the nomination process for the Missouri Scholars Academy and as practice for the junior year when they may enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. Juniors interested in the competition must take the PSAT to be considered. Sophomores and Juniors can take the PSAT as practice for the SAT.

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FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM JOPLIN SCHOOLS COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM AND MISSOURI STATE COLLEGE PREPARATORY STUDIES CERTIFICATE For many years the Joplin School district has had a distinct set of criteria to prepare students at high academic levels for those who choose to take the most challenging courses offered at JHS. Joplin Schools College Preparatory Curriculum was established as the standard for any student to be prepared to go on to college and compete successfully as a post secondary student.

JOPLIN SCHOOLS COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM In order for students to be eligible for Joplin High School academic honors at graduation (cum laude honor system), a student must complete the minimum graduation requirements for the Joplin School District with the following additions: a. the student will complete 4 total units of English (grades 9-12) including a English III College Preparatory (CP) course and English IV CP, or English honors courses at the junior/senior level that meet graduation requirements. b. the student will complete 3 total units of math (grades 9-12) including Algebra I or higher; c. the student will complete 3 total units of science (grades 9-12) including ninth grade science, and two units from either Biology, Chemistry, and/or other honors level science courses. d. the student will complete 2 total units of the same foreign language (grades 9-12).

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ACADEMIC INCENTIVES & OPTIONS


ACADEMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS CUM LAUDE SYSTEM The cum laude system will recognize academic excellence at graduation with the following GPA standards for levels of achievement and recognition after 8 successful semesters of high school attendance:

GPA Achievement Level

Honor

4.2 and above

Summa Cum Laude

4.0 – 4.19

Magna Cum Laude

3.85 – 3.99

Cum Laude

All students that have taken a minimum of 27 (graded) credits, completed the courses listed in the college prep curriculum, and have been enrolled as a *fulltime equivalent student for 8 semesters are eligible for consideration for graduation honors. In the event a student has taken all the courses offered in the core college prep curriculum of a particular discipline during high school, and he/she wishes to take advanced courses beyond the present high school offerings; hence, the student can petition the principal to substitute college courses on an equivalent basis to high school courses in terms of hours of instruction, and the student can remain eligible for high school academic honors (cum laude honors). As student’s names are read at commencement, the cum laude honors designation will be announced and awarded. In addition, a sticker will be placed on the student’s diploma indicating the cum laude honor.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READY DIPLOMA AWARD/ DESIGNATION In addition to JHS regular diploma requirements, students who meet the JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

following requirements will be awarded the designation of “College and Career Ready” on their Joplin High School diploma. An embossed sticker will be added to the student’s diploma, and designation on the student’s transcript. 1. Meet college benchmarks for the ACT/Compass in:

SUBJECT

ACT

Compass

Math

22

52

English

18

77

Reading

22

89

Science

23

NA

2. Successfully complete at least one Advanced Placement or Dual Credit course while in high school. 3. Successfully complete an Internship equivalent to ½ unit of credit while in high school. Note: Comparable levels of service learning, A+ tutoring, or community service are acceptable as substitutes. 4. Participate for at least two years in a club or organization related to a career path while in high school. 5. Maintain a minimum attendance rate of 93% while in high school (excluding school activities). 6. Have a 3.0 GPA in at least two units of study in career path area of concentration while in high school. The Career Path will be designated on the diploma sticker. 7. Complete high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 8. Successfully complete the Transitions/College and Career Readiness course competencies required for his/her graduating class. 9. Successfully complete the National Career Readiness exam or its equivalent. 10. Successfully complete four

units of course work in either math, social studies, science, or foreign language.

PROCEDURES FOR CALCULATING CLASS RANK Class rank will be reported on final individual students’ transcripts. Definitions for recording courses on a transcript for purposes of class rank: Graded credits – course taken by students in grades 9-12 whereby a letter grade of A,B,C,D or F is awarded. Only classes taken in grades 9-12 will count towards both graduation honors and class rank. *Full-Time Equivalent Student – Any student who is enrolled and participating in a full schedule of classes offered during a regular school day. Grade Point Average (GPA) – The Grade Point Average is an accumulative numerical average of all grades earned during high school. Note – For students who transfer from schools that do not require a minimum of 7 credits per year, a weighted formula will be utilized to determine class rank. Select advanced academic courses will qualify for bonus points on a student’s grade point average. These courses will be called Honors Courses, Dual Credit Courses, or Advanced Placement Courses. Weighted grade points will be given for Honors Courses, most Dual Credit Courses, or Advanced Placement Courses as follows:

Regular Courses

FTC Dual Credit & Honors Courses

Dual Credit Courses

Advanced Placement Courses

A=4 pts.

A=4.5 pts.

A=4.75 pts.

A=5 pts.

B=3 pts.

B=3.5 pts.

B=3.75 pts.

B=4 pts.

C=2 pts.

C=2.5 pts.

C=2.75 pts.

C=3 pts.

D=1 pt.

D=1 pt.

D=1 pt.

D=1 pts.

F=0 pts.

F=0 pts.

F=0 pts.

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Honors courses are rigorous courses include academic rigor with extensive post secondary level reading and writing, or post secondary level mathematics or science. Many dual credit courses can qualify for Honors level weight at Joplin High School. Advanced Placement Courses, that are offered at JHS, will qualify for honors points upon the student earning a passing grade for the course at the end of each semester. Joplin Schools will pay the fee for the Advanced Placement Test for courses offered at Joplin High in that school year. It is highly recommended that all students prep for and take AP exams. By passing the AP Exam, students can gain advanced standing at most college and universities depend upon their requirements.

AP EXAM FEES Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students wishing to take an AP exam will pay $50 for each AP exam they wish to take. Students must pay by required date for their test to be ordered. Students who qualify for fee assistance through AP Central may meet with the principal for consultation and a reduced fee will be assessed. If for any reason a student fails to attend the AP testing session after a test has been ordered for them, the student will be assessed the remainder of the AP testing fee.

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ON-LINE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM JHS offers several courses for students in a combined on-line and face-toface format, also known as a “blended courses”. Instructors integrate both weekly class meetings with the option for students to work on their own outside of the classroom - with in the confines of class rules and expectations. Each 20

course is designed for students to learn the course level expectations (CLEs). Students will learn how to use their time effectively and integrate a combination of classroom and online activities. Blended courses replace 25% to 50% of classroom time with on-line activities through Blackboard. These courses allow for more active learning and flexible scheduling, while maintaining the face-to-face contact characteristic of the classroom. The goal of a blended course is to combine the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of on-line learning to promote active independent learning.

JHS GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATION FOR ON-LINE/BLENDED CLASSES • Students will be present in class on Monday –Wednesday–Friday (or as designated by the instructor). • Students may not leave campus on the “release days”. If a student has a blended course during first or seventh period, the student may leave school after sixth hour, or arrive for second hour on “release days”. However, once a student is on campus he/she must stay on campus. • Students may choose to remain in class on “release days”, in addition teachers can require students to attend class on “release days”.

• All students who enroll in a blended class will be required to sign a class agreement and have the approval of their parents.

MISSOURI VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM (MO-VIP) 1. MO-VIP courses will only be weighted if the course is offered at JHS and is weighted for that particular school year or during the student’s tenure at JHS. 2. All MO-VIP courses must be completed and a grade assessed by the MO-VIP instructor by the same day that grades are due at JHS (at the end of each semester). Example – Senior’s must have MO-VIP courses completed and grades assessed by the same date senior grades are due (this includes seniors vying for academic honors). 3. All MO-VIP classes that are dropped must be dropped no later than the 10th day of enrollment; otherwise the student will receive an F on his/her transcript if the class is dropped at a later date. 4. Eight full-time semesters is required for JHS graduation honors. Students who are enrolled in MO-VIP must enroll through the JHS guidance office to be considered for graduation honors.

• The teacher will be available (in the classroom) every day. • Students will check class activity through Blackboard daily. Tuesday/ Thursday (or other designated release days) attendance will be taken by student participation. Students will be required to respond to a daily question through Blackboard. • If student grade falls below a C, the student will be required to attend face-to-face class every day (on release days). • Students are expected to conduct themselves in a prudent, respectful, and professional manner in the virtual classroom and school building. www.joplineagles.org


ADVANCED ACADEMIC COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR WEIGHTED GRADE POINTS Advanced Placement Courses

Foreign Language Department Mathematics Department

English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition AP French Language AP Spanish Language AP German Language AP Calculus AP Statistics AP

General Elective

Computer Programming AP

Science Department

Chemistry AP

Biology AP Physics AP Psychology AP

Social Studies Department

U.S. Government & Politics AP U.S. History AP

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

English

Dual Credit Courses

European History AP

German III German IV Spanish III Spanish IV

Miscellaneous

Math Analysis Trigonometry Academic Plus Technology in Leadership* Anatomy & Physiology

Science Department

Advanced Biology Physics Pathophysiology Science Research

Speech & Debate

Social Studies Department

Oral Communication I & II We the People

*Honors courses weighted to 4.5 scale *Dual Credit courses weighted to 4.75 scale *Select courses may be available only on alternating year *AP courses weighted to 5.0 scale *Fusion – see Description

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

CROWDER COLLEGE

Humanities Literature French IV

Mathematics Department

Fine Arts Department

Physical Education Department Mathematics Department Science Department

Teacher Education

English IV CP French III

Foreign Language Department

English Department

Social Studies Department

Honors Courses English

Business Education Department

Computer Information Systems DC Personal Finance DC Principles of Economics DC Technology in Leadership DC English Composition I & II DC Art Appreciation DC Lifetime Wellness 103 DC College Algebra DC Trigonometry DC Fundamentals of Physical Science DC General Biology DC General Chemistry DC Government: US State and Local DC General Psychology DC US History 1492 – 1877 DC US History 1877 – Present DC Introduction to Teacher Ed I Cadet Teaching DC Intro to Collision Repair DC Advanced Collision Repair DC

Tech Classes

Intro to PC Basics DC Advanced PC Repair & Maintenance DC Auto Tech I DC Auto Tech II DC Automated Manufacturing DC CNA Clinical Experience DC CNA Techniques DC Intro to Basic HVAC DC Advanced HVAC DC Intro to Construction Trades DC Advanced Construction DC Intro to Engineering Graphics DC Advanced Engineering Graphics DC Intro to Welding DC Advanced Welding DC

*Students are responsible for requesting transcripts from the college issuing credit to other colleges as needed.

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EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS A+ SCHOOLS STUDENT FINANCIAL INCENTIVE In the spring of 1998, Joplin High School was designated an A+ School by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Graduates may be eligible for state reimbursement for the cost of tuition to any Missouri public community college or vocational school, after the A+ designation is received by the student. To be eligible, each student must enter into written agreement with the school and meet the following requirements: • have attended a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to high school graduation; • graduated from high school with a grade point average of 2.5 points or higher on a four point scale; • have at least 95% attendance record accumulative high school career; • performed fifty hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for younger children; • maintained a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol; • have attempted to secure federal financial aid.

The class of 1998 was the first class to benefit from this student financial incentive. The tuition reimbursement will be within the amount appropriated annually by the state. For more information contact the A+ Schools Coordinator at Joplin High School. The A+ funding must be voted on yearly by the State Legislators, therefore there is no guarantee that funds will always be available.

ASSOCIATES DEGREE Joplin High School students can enroll in college level courses and follow a course of study to earn an associate degree while in high school. Crowder College and Missouri Southern State University have teamed up with Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center to offer this program. For more information contact:

Joplin High School

Students should contact the A+ Coordinator for a list of four-year colleges and universities who offer a scholarship to A+ eligible students

Counselor: Sue Day Email: johannaday@joplinschools.org Phone: 417-625-5230, ext. 3005

ARTICULATED CREDIT

Director of Academic Outreach: Julie Wengert Email: Wengert-J@mssu.edu Phone: 417-625-9785

Joplin High School through Franklin Technology Center has developed articulation agreements with Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University-School of Technology, Ozark Technical College (Springfield, MO) and Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College (Miami, OK). These agreements offer students who meet certain criteria in high school to transfer credit to these institutions. Information is available from teachers or the guidance counselor at Franklin Technology Center.

Missouri Southern State University

Crowder College Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator: Melissa Smith Email: MelissaSmith@crowder.edu Phone: 417-455-5627

Additional Resources • http://www.mssu.edu/academics/ dual-credit • http://www.crowder.edu/academics/ dual-credit

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES PLAN OF STUDY FOR JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL 11th Grade Summer Semester

11th Grade Fall Semester

11th Grade Spring Semester

12th Grade Summer Semester

12th Grade Fall Semester

12th Grade Spring Semester

This is one viable option for JHS students. The General Studies Associate's degree is well suited for those students who are interested in completing their core requirements. In addition, it also meets most, if not all, of their high school requirements as well. SPCH 101 (Speech) 3 HRS - Crowder campus or online COLL 101 (Orientation) 1 HR - Crowder campus or online

PHYS 100 (all year at JHS) 5 HRS - JHS Campus *MATH 130 (College Algebra) 3 HRS - JHS Campus *HIST 110 (U.S. History I) 3 HRS - JHS Campus *ENGL 101 (English Comp I) 3 HRS - JHS Campus

KINE 103 (Lifetime Wellness) 2 HRS - JHS Campus *MATH 135 (Trig) 3 HRS - JHS Campus *HIST 120 (U. S. History II) 3 HRS - JHS Campus *ENGL 102 (English Comp II) 3 HRS - JHS Campus

BIOL 101 (Gen. Biology) 5 HRS - Crowder campus Elective (100+ level course) 3 HRS - Crowder campus or MSSU

PSC 120 (Political Science) 3 HRS - JHS Campus ART 101 (all year at JHS) 3 HRS - JHS Campus PSY 100 (General Psychology) 3 HRS - JHS Campus Elective-CIS 105 (Computer App) 3 HRS - JHS Campus

4 HOURS

14 HOURS

11 HOURS

8 HOURS

12 HOURS

*Indicates course has a pre-requisite or requires a placement score. See JHS handbook or MSSU course catalog for more details. At least 15 credit hours must be completed through Crowder College in order to earn an Associate’s degree.

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ECON 101 (Economics) 3 HRS - JHS Campus Elective- FIN 101 (Personal Finance) 3 HRS - JHS Campus Literature (ENGL 109, 120, or 125) 3 HRS - Crowder campus or online Humanities (PHIL 101, 110 or 121) 3 HRS - Crowder campus or online

12 HOURS 61 CREDIT HOUR PROGRAM www.joplineagles.org


ASSOCIATES DEGREE FAQ How will my child be able to get all the credits for HS and an AA degree at the same time? Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school, are 16 years of age and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA have the opportunity to take college classes while in high school. Joplin High School has a complete listing of the classes students can enroll in at their high school. The term dual credit means they are receiving both college credit and high school credit for their coursework.

Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University and Joplin High School have developed a partnership to provide an exciting opportunity for students to get a jump start on their college experience. For those highly motivated students, we are also providing a unique opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies while still in high school.

How much will the classes cost my student?

MSSU Dual Credit & Dual Enrollment: The tuition rate for dual credit and dual enrollment courses is $50 per credit hour. Dual credit/dual enrollment students do not incur any special course fees or incidental fees. MSSU provides one paper bill to dual credit students. Billing occurs after the fourth week of classes, when students can no longer drop a course for “no grade”. Students may access their account at any time by logging in to LioNet. Fall and yearlong course fees are due by October 1st. Spring course fees are due by March 1st. Non-payment results in a holds being placed on the student account. Holds prohibit future enrollment as well as obtainment of academic records. Crowder Dual Credit & Dual Enrollment: A paper bill will be mailed to your home address at a rate of $60 per credit hour. All application, facility use, and online course fees are waived. In addition, most text books will be loaned at no charge if returned in good condition. Workbooks, online passkeys, and other “consumable” must be purchased. Payment must be made in JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

full before a student may enroll in any subsequent semesters or receive a transcript. Although there is a payment plan available, the student (or parents) can make payments on their own schedule, keeping in mind that they must be paid in full by the end of the semester.

Will my student be required to take summer classes?

No. Students are not mandated to enroll in college classes every semester. However, students who are highly motivated and interested in completing the Associate’s degree while in high school would need to start taking summer classes as early as their summer before their junior year, and each summer afterwards, in order to accomplish this goal.

Will all the classes be offered during the day at the JHS?

because each institution has its own curriculum MSSU and Crowder College cannot guarantee transferability. Students and parents should contact the college or university advisor at the transferring institution to ensure course/program transferability.

Will my student be recognized at Joplin High School graduation for completing both a HS diploma and an AA degree? Yes. Your high school counselor can provide further details.

Will my student be eligible to participate in the Crowder College graduation ceremony? Yes. Dual credit students who complete their AA degree are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Crowder College graduation ceremony.

Are the MSSU and Crowder libraries and other student services available?

Many, if not all college classes will be offered during the day, however it may be necessary to take a few classes either online or at a one of the college campuses depending on scheduling conflicts and student interest.

Yes. All dual credit students have access to both of libraries as well as access to our generous online databases. Students can also take advantage of tutoring and other student service opportunities.

The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies, which is the degree students can elect to pursue, is a completion of all of their “general core” requirements. This general core is requirement of every Bachelor’s degree program. Once completed, the AA degree will transfer seamlessly to any 4-year university in the state of Missouri as well as to most out-of-state public colleges and universities.

More information is available in your counselor’s office.

What is the advantage of graduating high school with an Associate’s degree?

My student wants to pursue a field in which they do not need all the classes required of the Associate’s degree. Will they need to graduate with the AA or can they take the college classes that applies toward their degree? No. We encourage students to take college coursework that will count towards their specific degree program. Credits earned will be applicable towards a degree at Crowder College and are generally transferable to other colleges and universities. However,

Where do I get more information about this opportunity? How does my student get started?

Joplin High School Counselor: Sue Day Email: johannaday@joplinschools.org Phone: 417-625-5230, ext. 3005 Missouri Southern State University Director of Academic Outreach: Julie Wengert Email: Wengert-J@mssu.edu Phone: 417-625-9785

Crowder College Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator: Melissa Smith Email:MelissaSmith@crowder.edu Phone: 417-455-5627

Is a social security number required to take dual credit classes? Yes. All public 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities are federally mandated to verify U.S. citizenship. Thus, a valid social security card is required.

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CORRESPONDENCE COURSES A maximum of two (2) units of credit by correspondence, with prior written approval of the high school principal, will be allowed to fulfill graduation requirements.

ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - MSHSAA A student in grades 9-12 must be currently enrolled in and regularly attending courses that offer a minimum of 3.0 units of credit (6 classes) and must have earned a minimum of 3.0 units of credit the preceding semester of attendance; or a student must be enrolled in a full course at his or her level in a special education program for the handicapped approved by the Missouri State Department of Education with, though upgraded, enrolls pupil of equivalent age, and that student must have made standard progress for his or her level the preceding semester.

EMBEDDED CREDIT Core Academic Credits “EMBEDDED” into Career Education courses: Franklin Technology Center (FTC) will offer students “embedded core academic credit” in the areas of mathematics, English, and science began with the 2009-2010 school year. These core academic credits will be taught and tested in selected and approved career education courses. An agreement between Joplin High School and FTC will allow “embedded credit” based on the following core academic courses: • Applied Communications for English credit • Technical Math for Math credit • Life Science for Science credit The career education teachers who plan

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to “embed” English and science competencies for credit will utilize a “project based approach” to determine whether or not the student has mastered the core academic competencies in order to earn core academic credit in the course. In the area of mathematics, career education teachers who plan to embed credit will use a minimum of 2 quarter assessments per semester with an agreed upon passing rate per assessment with the math department at Joplin High School. IMPORTANT - In order to earn embedded core academic credit the student must successfully complete the career education course. In addition, when a student enrolls in a career education course that has been approved for embedded credit, he/she is also automatically enrolled in the core embedded courses. One-half unit of “embedded credit” could be earned by the student for the core competencies mastered at the successful completion of at least ½ of the career education program. An additional one-half unit of core academic credit could be able to be earned by the student at the successful completion of the second half of the course. Example – Six unit programs will be able to offer the student ½ unit of math and ½ unit of English after successful completion of the junior year. After successful completion of the senior year of the program an additional ½ unit of math and English will also be able to be earned by the student. Students will earn both a letter grade for the career education course and letter grade for the core academic courses.

ENRICHMENT Identified gifted students in grade nine may enroll in an Enrichment World Geography and Contemporary Issues class. Other advanced level courses are available from each department. These courses will expand the students’ knowledge and use of technology and critical thinking and problem solving skills. Research and presentation objectives will be stressed and cooperative group work will be the focus of many activities.

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA/ EAGLE FLEX As a result of legislation signed into law during the summer of 2009, the state of Missouri now provides for school districts with the opportunity to create alternative programming options for students in their junior and/or senior year of high school. Joplin High School offers students who enroll in the EAGLE FLEX Alternative Diploma Program an opportunity to earn a high school diploma if certain requirements are met by students. Students participating in the program will be considered full-time students of the school district. Students enrolled in the EAGLE FLEX Program will: • Be offered a non-traditional educational path towards earning a high school diploma. • Be required to meet a 95% attendance rate. • Have the skills necessary to pursue job opportunities through career awareness activities and job training activities. • Successfully complete courses in order to meet minimum state diploma requirements by the end of the student’s senior year. Credit’s earned by students during their 9th grade and 10th grade years will be merged with credits earned during the junior and senior year of the EAGLE FLEX program. Students will be able to earn up to 4 core/career education credits per year in a competency-based system (one each of Math, Science, Comm. Arts, Social Studies, and/or Career Education). In addition, each year the students will be able to earn up to 5 credits of work experience based on their individual personal plan of study. Students can earn more credits per year than traditional schooling, depending on his or her ability

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to work in a computer aided and competency based system. Students can be admitted to the program every nine weeks (at the quarter break) and transfer grades will be considered to help the student count ¼ credits, if necessary, from traditional school to help them reach their goal of 24 credits for graduation. Students who take community college or college courses will be awarded high school credit based on the Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Graduation Handbook guidelines. Students enrolled in high school technical education programs will earn credits as typical for a traditional high school student. Students who are working in a field deemed appropriate for their long term goals will earn units of credit based on a minimum of 60 work hours for ½ unit of credit or 120 work hours for 1 unit of credit. It should be noted that students who graduate with the state minimum requirements through the EAGLE FLEX program might not have earned credits necessary to enter some Missouri fouryear universities directly upon graduation due to their requirements for a complete college preparatory curriculum.

Program Components 1. Application process with Interviews 2. Typical JHS School Handbook Expectations apply a. Community Service for credit is optional b. 24 Credits (competency based credits will be a part of the program) c. Dress code and 95% attendance requirement d. Minimum hours per day in core academic program (2) e. Personal Plan of Study developed for each student f. State required End of Course exams are also required for students in the program. JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

Targeted Students/Identification Eligibility • Students are identified and recruited by their principal and counselor for the program and must go through an application and interview process. Eligible students are students who have dropped out of school, are behind in credits (by at least one semester), or have a need for an alternative education opportunity. A team of administrators, counselors, and teachers, will monitor criteria for admission to the program. • All students will be given the TABE test to determine eligibility for additional services and competencies when applicable. Parents and/or an educational advocate will participate in the admission and interview process.

JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA/ MISSOURI OPTION Students who have fallen so far behind in credits that graduation with their class is not possible may qualify for Joplin High School Alternative Diploma/Missouri Option, which provides an alternative means of earning a diploma. Students must be enrolled full time and must meet eligibility criteria for participation in this program. Students must complete all required activities of the program and earn a passing score on the HiSET to receive a diploma. Once enrolled in the Joplin High School Alternative Diploma/ Missouri Option program, students and are not eligible for MSHSAA activities.

NCAA COLLEGE FRESHMEN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS All high school students considering participating in collegiate athletics should review the following NCAA guidelines for eligibility. Additional information is available at www.clearinghouse.net courses; and achieve a combined SAT or

ACT sum score that matches your corecourse grade-point average in the grade point average and test score index.

NCAA DIVISION I REQUIREMENTS - 2008 AND BEYOND The 16 required core courses are: four year of English; three years of mathematics (algebra I or higher level); two years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by your high school); one extra year of English, mathematics or natural/physical science; two years of social science; and four years of extra courses (from any category above, or foreign language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy) Note: Computer science courses can be used only if your high school grants graduation credit in mathematics or natural/ physical science and the courses appear on your high school’s core-course list a as a math or science course.

NCAA DIVISION II REQUIREMENTS 2005 AND BEYOND If you enroll in a Division II college in 2005 or later and want to participate in athletics or receive an athletics scholarship, you must meet the following academic standards: graduate from high school; complete the 14 core course listed; present a 2.000 grade-point average in your core courses; and achieve a combined SAT score of 820 or a sum score of 68 on the ACT. The 14 required core courses are as follows: three years of English; two years of mathematics (algebra I or higher level); two years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by your high school); two extra years of English, mathematics or natural/ physical science; two years of social science; and three years of additional courses (from any category above, or foreign language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy). Note: Computer science courses can be used only if your high school grants graduation 25


credit in mathematics or natural/physical science and the courses appear on your highschool’s core-course list as a math or science course.

• Personal Finance

You will be a partial qualifier if you do not meet the academic requirements listed above, but you have graduated from high school and meet on of the following: the specified minimum SAT or ACT score; or completion of the required 14 core courses with a 2.000 grade-point average in your core courses. As a partial qualifier, you: may practice with your team at its home facility; may receive an athletics scholarship during your first year; and may compete in the four seasons remaining.

• Technical Education

If you have not graduated from high school or have not presented the corecourse grade-point average, SAT or ACT scores required for a qualifier, you will be considered a non-qualifier. As a non-qualifier, you: may not participate in athletics competition or practice during your first year in college; may receive financial aid based only on need (not athletics-based financial aid) in your first year in college, and may play in four seasons.

NCAA JHS APPROVED COURSES Students entering a Division I or Division II college as a freshman must meet specific requirements to be classified as an NCAA “qualifier”: • Graduation from high school • Core-course grade-point average (un-weighted) and a sum score on the ACT or a combined score on the SAT verbal and math sections based on the qualifier index scale. Courses from the following departments have NOT been approved as “Core GPA” courses: • Business/Information Technology • Family and Consumer Sciences • Fine Arts 26

• Physical Education • ROTC • Technical Science In addition, courses listed under “Miscellaneous” are NOT approved. At the time of publication, the following courses were submitted but still not approved by the NCAA: • Chemistry DC • Oral Communication I & II • US Government DC It is the students’ responsibility to assure that the courses in which they enroll will be acceptable to the NCAA, and that they meet the other requirements as defined by that association. If a student or parent is unsure of a courses approval/ non-approval status, they should check with the high school counselor prior to enrolling in the class. The NCAA list of approved course is available on the website at www.eligibilitycenter.org. The Joplin High School Code is 261585. Student athletes can obtain a copy of the “NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Athlete” on the NCAA website.

NIGHT CLASSES VLP, Virtual Prescriptive Learning, night classes are offered for students needing to recover credit only.

ON-LINE COURSES eJHS On-Line is Joplin High School’s online learning program. Courses offered are identified by the symbol at the bottom of the course description. eJHS On-Line courses are taught by certified Joplin Schools secondary teachers. Courses meet national, state, and district standards. All courses can be accessed 24 hours

a day, seven days a week, by using any computer with Internet access. Blackboard is the course management system and instructors communicate with students by using a variety of communication tools. For example: email, voicemail, discussion boards, blogs can all can be used to create a “virtual classroom.” Students enroll during their regular enrollment time with their counselor. It is important to note that all eJHS On-Line courses begin and end at the same time as all traditional courses. A letter grade will be assessed in all courses and will be considered part of a student’s schedule and the results of the course will appear on the student’s transcript. Students who are interested in eJHS On-Line courses need to be very motivated and be able to work independently. Some courses may require periodic face-to-face student/instructor meetings. If required, students must attend the sessions. In addition, an orientation is required for all students enrolled in a course. Failure to attend orientation will result in the student being dropped from the course.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCES (PLE) Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will support and encourage students to enroll in “personalized learning experiences” to help them delve deeper into their desired career and academic interests, as they prepare for college and careers after high school. Personalized Learning Experiences (PLEs) will be characterized by the acquisition of knowledge and skills outside of the traditional classroom. Up to three units of credit may be earned through PLEs.

Examples of PLEs include, but are not limited to: • Independent Study • Internships • Apprenticeships www.joplineagles.org


• Community Service • Online Courses • Performing Groups

Essential Qualities of All Personalized Learning Experiences (PLEs) Experiences from schools across the nation has demonstrated that rigorous PLEs all have at least four important components. These essential components result in higher levels of academic and personal learning for students. The four essential components are: • Research • Reflection • Product • Presentation These essential components allow the instructor to utilize varying assessment measures, (formative and summative). In addition, the four components provide each student with direction and goals to address their learning. The four components can be adjusted accordingly by the instructor depending on the content of the personalized learning experience.

Research: Research is the first place each student should begin to explore a topic or area if interest. It can add to the student’s knowledge base of the subject matter. For students, learning where and how to find more information about their topic or subject of interest can help engage them and help motivate them to pursue the topic/subject at a deeper level.

PLE course level competencies/expectations. Reflection activities may include any or a combination of the following: • Journals • Reflective papers • Class discussions • Small‐group discussions • Presentations • Responses to readings (research, readings you provide, media content, ‐ anything relevant to the issues surrounding their PLE experience) • Electronic discussions (e.g., chat, e‐ mail, online forum) • Other activities as approved by the PLE committee

Product: The creation of products that reflect the knowledge and information constructed by students during the PLE should be one of the focal points of a Personalized Learner Experience (PLE). Students will demonstrate the outcome of their insights, knowledge, and/or newly acquired skills by generating an original product that meets the teacher’s expectations for learning. Examples of products include but are not limited to: a play script, multimedia presentation, lesson plan, travel guide, demonstration, debate, web development, game, performance, letter to the editor, research paper, 3D model, menus and recipes, or facilitation of a meeting.

Reflection:

Presentation:

When students are asked to reflect regularly during the course of their PLE, they are taught to examine their experience and interpret their own learning. Learning experiences that are reflected upon and documented accordingly can more easily develop into a genuine learning experience. In addition, with the guidance of the instructor, the student’s reflection will more consistently help them connect their PLE activities to the

The PLE presentation is an authentic assessment tool for the instructor to assess each student’s growth in personal, social, academic and skill areas, as well as demonstrating the student’s ability to improve the student’s ability to present quality information.

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The presentation is a time for student demonstration of mastery of those course‐ level competencies connected with the PLE. In some cases, the presentation can

take the form of an exhibition, which can be presented in front of team of instructors. And in other cases the presentation can include the research, reflection, and product, with a portfolio of the personalized learning experience. Teachers will assess the PLE with a rubric and will articulate the subject matter competencies with the students prior to the presentation. IMPORTANT: Personalized learning experiences will begin and end during each semester or during summer school. All PLEs must have a beginning date and ending date of completion. In addition, all PLEs will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F, format and be ½ unit courses that will be added to the student’s transcript at the end of each semester. A student’s progress at the end of each semester will be the final grade for the course. It is important for each student to plan accordingly with his/her counselor, PLE teacher, and PLE coordinator.

INTERNSHIPS (COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING) Students in their last year of high school who complete their Program of Study as defined within their Personal Education Plan (PEP) may be qualified to enroll in an off-campus internship to be taken during the senior year (1/2 unit courses). Internships are “non-paid” internships; however, students may receive credit based upon the number of hours a student designates as “internship” hours within his/her schedule. Students may earn a maximum of 2 units of credit from internships. In addition, all internships will commence during the school calendar year and credit will be issued each semester. Internship hours must begin and end during the semester enrolled. Students will receive a pass or fail grade based on the expectations/ agreement between the cooperating teacher, the receiving company or organization, and the student. Expectations for Enrollment and Completion: Internships will relate directly to the Personal Education Plan (PEP) and the Program of Study the 27


student has followed throughout high school. Internships can be taken during the regular school day, and students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the location of internship. Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will work with the company/organization’s contact person to develop a job description and list of job responsibilities for each internship. Emphasis will be on a “practical experience” and the student will be expected to adhere to the company’s rules and regulations, including dress code. Employers will provide feedback to the student and JHS/FTC. The feedback provided will be reflected in student’s grade for the internship. The company/organization will retain the right to end a student’s internship at any time if work performance or personal conduct is not satisfactory. In the event a student is not able to continue in the internship, or the company/organization decides the student’s behavior or conduct is inappropriate for completing the internship – the student will receive a failing grade for the Internship. Students are not able to continue in an Internship because of extenuating circumstances (beyond his/her control) will be required to enroll in an on-line course or choose another academic option to avoid failure for the semester. As in the Internship, all work must be completed by the end of the semester. IMPORTANT: Personalized learning experiences, including Internships, will begin and end during each semester or during summer school. All PLEs must have a beginning date and ending date of completion. In addition, all PLEs will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F, format and be ½ unit courses that will be added to the student’s transcript at the end of each semester. A student’s progress at

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the end of each semester will be the final grade for the course. It is important for each student to plan accordingly with his/ her counselor, PLE teacher, and PLE coordinator.

Virtual Prescriptive Learning, format.

SERVE AMERICA Serve America provides students with the opportunity to understand how their community realistically works by developing an awareness of “volunteerism” as a uniquely American concept. Each student will volunteer 60 hours of unpaid service, outside the regular school day, to one organization from a system-wide approved list of non-profit community agencies and service organizations. Students may select a listed agency to meet individual needs or interests. Student volunteering 60 hours of unpaid service will receive one-half unit of credit, which may be counted towards the total amount of elective credit required for high school graduation. This educational option will be graded on a pass/fail basis and will not be included in G.P.A. or class rank consideration. Students who have earned a minimum of 15 units are eligible for this option. Students must also have approval of the principal.

S.O.A.R. PROGRAM The Students On Academic Recovery Program provides opportunities to recover credit in order to remain on track for graduation. VPL Training (Virtual Prescriptive Learning) Night Class, and Summer School classes are two components of this program.

SUMMER SCHOOL Summer School for credit recovery will be offered from early June to early July. Each course carries one-half unit of credit. All academic courses are taught via the VPL,

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SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM OFFERINGS Some students experience difficulty with the curriculum in the regular classrooms due to a disability, which interferes with their learning process. A number of services and programs to assist these students are offered at the Joplin secondary schools, based on the students’ individual needs.

Instruction may occur in these settings: Collaborative Teaching (CT) -the regular teacher and a special education teacher team-teach the regular curriculum. Both teachers work with the entire class to enhance the learning styles of all students. Resource (Pull-Out) or Monitor -the student may spend most of their day in the regular classroom and also receive other needed services from a special education teacher or therapist outside the regular classroom.

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Self-Contained -the student spends the majority of their school day with a special education teacher.

Services and instruction offered may include: • Assessment for Psychological and Educational Needs • Educational or Behavioral Programming

Vocational Education assists students in awareness, exploration, and preparation for work and careers. Training sites, vocational evaluations and assessments, referral to Vocational Rehabilitation, and work experience may be utilized. Homebound Services are available for any student unable to attend a regular school day due to a medical problem. A physician’s statement is needed for referral.

• Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy • Assistance for the Hearing or Visually Impaired Community-Based Education provides students the opportunity to enhance their skills in actual settings within the community. This may be in a social or recreational situation, or work setting.

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JHS/FTC CAREER PATHS


JHS/FTC CAREER PATHS

Your guide to success in the 21st Century.

HUMAN SERVICES

Education and Training Early Childhood and Teaching and Training Developmental Services Law, Public Safety, Corrections Family and Community Services and Security Hospitality and Tourism

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) Culinary Arts Pre-Law Travel and Tourism Law Enforcement Fire Services

ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Graphic Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communication

New Media Technology Music Debate and Theatre Visual Art Fashion Design Housing and Interior Design

Foundation Knowledge & Skills make up the core curriculum for all JHS/FTC students. Students may then choose one of five career paths. Within each career path, students may focus on areas of emphasis called clusters or refine their study to one specific pathway. For example, a student with an interest in Business/ Information Technology may choose the Business/Information Technology Career Path, the Finance Cluster, and the Accounting Pathway as an area of emphasis.

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Information Technology Finance

Computer Information Systems Accounting

Marketing, Sales Business, Management and Service and Administration Marketing General Management

FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Academic & Technical Teamwork, Career Development, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Employability, Ethics, Systems, Safety, Health & Environment, Legal Responsibilities, Communication

HEALTH SERVICES Health Sciences

Biomedical Science Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) Diversified Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Sports Medicine

TECHNICAL SCIENCES

Manufacturing Science, Technology, Welding Engineering and Math Automated Manufacturing (STEM) Architecture and Engineering Construction Innovative Technologies Heating, Ventilation and Agriculture, Food and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Natural Resources

Construction Plant Sciences Transportation, Animal Sciences Distribution and Logistics Natural Resources and Automotive/Diesel Technology Environmental Systems Automotive Collision Repair

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CAREER PATHS/CLUSTERS/PATHWAYS Career Paths, Career Clusters, and Career Pathways: A Way to Look At Course Selection Joplin has identified five career paths with sixteen career clusters for students to select courses for career exploration while in high school. In addition, with the sixteen career clusters there are seventy-nine career pathways for a more defined approach for a career after high school. Career clusters are clusters of occupations/careers that are combined together because many of the people in them share similar interests and strengths. It is important for the student to note that each career path consists of a variety of occupations that require different levels of education and training. A career pathway links a set of courses in a defined course of study for students with exposure to the actual job skills and education required to eventually earn a degree, licensure, or immediate entry into the workforce for a rewarding career.

PURPOSE OF CAREER PATHS, CAREER CLUSTERS, AND CAREER PATHWAYS Joplin Schools is doing everything possible to assist all students in choosing and preparing for a rewarding career. In order to best prepare students for today’s colleges and for employment in today’s complex work place, the high school program of studies must be carefully planned. Rather, the program of studies must be planned to help ensure that students can attain their goals.

Career Paths Clusters of occupations/careers that are combined together because the people in them share similar interests and strengths. All paths include a variety of occupations requiring different levels of education and training.

Career Cluster An organizing tool for providing a context for learning which links post-sec32

ondary and/or workplace entry to the school curriculum. Career clusters offer students core academics as well as activities that match their skills and interests. Examples of career clusters include; Health & Human Services; Business Services & Commerce; Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology; Natural Resources; and Arts, Humanities, and Communications. Career Clusters are used to structure career exploration and educational programs. There are a variety of career cluster frameworks, including one generated by the U.S. Department of Education that incorporates 16 clusters.

Career Pathways A career pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career related courses, commencing in ninth grade (or tenth grade) and leading to an associate degree, and/or an industry-recognized certificate or licensure, and/or a baccalaureate and beyond. A career pathway... • is developed, implemented and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers. • is available to all students, including adult learners, and designed to lead to rewarding careers.

HOW CAREER CLUSTERS HELP A STUDENT Deciding on a career cluster can help the student prepare for the future. The intent is not for the student to decide on a specific occupation, but to select a career cluster towards which the student wants to begin directing his/her energies. This choice can help the student in selecting courses in school, school activities and part-time employment. When deciding on a career, the student should always begin by thinking about himself/herself—what does the student like to do, what comes easily, what is the student good at, and which courses does the student really enjoy? As the student becomes familiar with career clusters

and when the student selects one which they would like to try, the student should think about which courses can best help him/her prepare for occupations within that cluster.

WHAT IF THE STUDENT CHANGES HIS/HER MIND? A career cluster choice is not a permanent commitment. As the student matures and has new experiences, the student will learn new things about himself/herself and may change career clusters. If the student decides on a new career cluster, the student should discuss it with his/her counselor and adjust future course selections in accordance with the new career direction.

HOW A PARENT CAN HELP Career clusters give the parent a basis for to discussing career opportunities with his/her student. Concentrating on selecting a career cluster can enable a student to make an initial career decision. The idea of selecting a career for life can be overwhelming. If that decision does not turn out to be a good one, the student may not know what other career options there are. When a student makes a career cluster decision they know that there are other career options within the cluster; and if one doesn’t end up being the right choice, there are a variety of related careers to consider.

A parent can help by: 1. Discussing the student’s interests, abilities, and talents. 2. Sharing information about careers based on past or present work experience. 3. Arranging for the student to talk with people about careers. To assist you with your choice you will find in the following pages a Career Clusters Interest Survey. You may also find more information about the Career Clusters at www.missouriconnections.org www.joplineagles.org


JOPLIN’S FIVE CAREER PATHS

IN SUMMARY

Foundation Knowledge & Skills make up the core curriculum for all JHS students. Students may then choose one of five career paths. Within each career path, students may focus on areas of emphasis called clusters. For example, a student with an interest in technology may choose the Technical Sciences Career Path and then choose a Manufacturing cluster as an area of emphasis.

Career Paths offer students a general career idea and concentration of the types of careers that may interest the student as an adult. Career Clusters help give focus and direction to the selection of high school studies. Career Pathways combine courses in school to help the students acquire the skills and education necessary to enter the workforce or continue to post secondary studies to obtain a licensure or degree in order to work in that particular career. Each high school student (grades 9-12) is asked to select a Career Path and Career Cluster to assist in achieving the student’s chosen goal. It is critical too that each student works with his/her counselor to select courses that will hopefully lead to a Career Pathway so the student can begin work, or extend studies directly after high school for his/her chosen field.

Foundation Knowledge and Skills Academic & Technical Teamwork, Career Development, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Employability, Ethics, Systems, Safety, Health & Environment, Legal Responsibilities, Communication

Example:

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HEALTH SERVICES

 Cluster  Pathway

 Health Sciences  Sports Medicine

HEALTH SERVICES Health Sciences Biomedical Science Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) Diversified Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Sports Medicine

ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Graphic Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communication New Media Technology Music Debate and Theatre Visual Art Fashion Design Housing and Interior Design

TECHNICAL SCIENCES Manufacturing Welding Automated Manufacturing

Architecture and Construction Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Construction

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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Automotive/Diesel Technology Automotive Collision Repair

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Engineering Innovative Technologies

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Plant Sciences Animal Sciences Natural Resources and Environmental Systems

HUMAN SERVICES Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts Travel and Tourism

Early Childhood and Developmental Services

Law Enforcement Fire Services

Education and Training Teaching and Training

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Information Technology Computer Information Systems

Marketing, Sales and Service Marketing

Finance Accounting

Business, Management and Administration General Management

Family and Community Services

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) Pre-Law

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THE 15 CAREER CLUSTERS

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Graphic Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communication

HEALTH SERVICES

PATHWAYS New Media Technology

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Music Debate and Theatre Visual Art Fashion Design Housing and Interior Design

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Business Management & Administration

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Finance

Information Technology

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Marketing, Sales & Service

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DESCRIPTION

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Health Sciences

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

Family and Community Services

Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business Finance financial management. Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.

Computer Information Systems

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

Marketing

Biomedical Science Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) Diversified Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Sports Medicine

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CLUSTER

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Early Childhood & Developmental Services

8 9 10

Education & Training Hospitality & Tourism

TECHNICAL SCIENCES

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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Architecture & Construction

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Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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DESCRIPTION

PATHWAYS

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.

Family and Community Services

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Teaching & Training

Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of Culinary Arts restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related Travel and Tourism services.

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC)

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland Pre-Law security, including professional and technical Law Enforcement support services. The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Fire Services

Plant Sciences Animal Sciences Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Construction

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or Welding final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production Automated Manufacturing planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Engineering Innovative Technologies

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and Automotive/Diesel Technology technical support services such as transporAutomotive Collision Repair tation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. 35


THE 34 CAREER PATHWAYS ARTS & COMMUNICATION VISUAL ART

DEBATE AND THEATRE FASHION DESIGN

HOUSING & INTERIOR DESIGN MUSIC

NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

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Top Arts and Communication jobs in and around Joplin: Art Teacher, Website Graphic Design, Marketing, News Producer, Museum Curator, Interior Designer. For more jobs and salary information, go to http://www.mssu.edu/career/pdfs/11-12-graduate-employment-report.pdf Students who choose the Visual Art pathway will be exposed to a variety of art techniques, styles and media. From Art survey classes to digital photography and Dual Credit Art Appreciation, the student in this pathway will explore careers in the Visual Arts, business strategies for artists and options for continuing education in an art school. Through Personalized Learning Experiences, internships and senior portfolio, students may become connected to the the Visual Arts community in the Joplin area as well as exposed to the arts community on a regional level. Students in the Visual Art pathway will have many extra- and co-curricular activities from which to choose such as, Black OPs Video Production, Film Club, Cartoonist’s Club, Writers’ Guild, National Art Honor Society, Spyglass and Joplimo Yearbook.

The Debate and Theatre pathway at JHS has a long history of success in Speech/Debate competition and school productions. Students in this pathway may choose from a vast array of courses tailored to the student's specific interests. Actors, orators and performance artists will all find something to feed their skill set, including Dual Credit offerings to jump start a college degree. Debate and Theatre students will have many extra- and co-curricular activities from which to choose such asDrama Club, International Thespian Society (ITS), National Forensic League (NFL), School Plays, and Hip Hop Club. Fashion Design is a pathway for the creative student who loves to work with fashion, from clothing design, to costumes, to hands-on creation of the product. This pathway, along with select elective courses, will prepare students for further education in Family and Consumer Sciences, Costume Design, or Fashion Design/Marketing. FCCLA competitions and membership is available to help students become active in the school and broader fashion community.

Students who choose the Housing and Interior Design pathway may select courses that explore principles of art, design, commercial drafting, and hands-on design/build projects in theater or construction technology. Students who do well in this program of study will be prepared to enter higher education in Family and Consumer Sciences, Architectural Design, or for entrylevel positions in the design field. Membership in FCCLA and SkillsUSA with local, state, and national competitions help students build confidence and a resume in their chosen career.

The Music pathway includes both vocal and instrumental music study. Offerings include five different types instrumental performance, five types of vocal performance, and six offerings in theory or technical training courses. The serious music student will leave JHS prepared to pursue immediate entry-level employment or higher education in music. Regional cities such as Branson, Kansas City, Tulsa, St. Louis and Wichita offer entry level jobs in all music disciplines, and with the addition of JHS Dual Credit course options, a good start toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree. Tri-M Music Honor Society, Hip Hop Club, and JAM Club are all intracurricular clubs to help students become active in the school and broader community. New Media Tech is a pathway for the student interested in any area of communication arts from journalism to visual marketing to film production and broadcasting. JHS/FTC has a state of the art facility for both film and web broadcasting and media. Students who complete programs of study in this pathway will leave high school prepared for entry-level jobs in the field and with the selection of Dual Credit offerings, a good start toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree. Students who complete these programs of study might go on to become producers, film makers, journalists or graphic designers.

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BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GENERAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS MARKETING

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Top Business and Information Technology jobs in and around Joplin: Human Resources, Systems Administrator, Programmer, Manager of Software Systems, Account Management. For more jobs and salary information, go to http://www.mssu.edu/career/pdfs/11-12-graduate-employment-report.pdf The General Management pathway provides a comprehensive list of courses for students who wish to pursue careers in a wide variety of business venues and to tailor their personal plan of study to more specific goals such as management, entrepreneurship, small business, etc. Students who complete this pathway will leave high school prepared for entry-level business positions and ready to pursue higher education in Business Management. This pathway includes opportunities for Dual Credit courses and membership in FBLA and other leadership organizations. Accounting is a rigorous program of study with courses in varied business venues, but with a focus on the financial side of business such as accounting and banking. Students who choose this pathway will leave high school prepared to perform basic accounting or bookkeeping and ready to pursue higher education in Accounting. This pathway includes opportunities for Dual Credit courses and membership in FBLA and other leadership organizations.

Computer Information Systems is a pathway designed to jump-start a career path in the Network Administration field. The curriculum in this high-tech pathway includes computer assembly, understanding how it works, and networking. This pathway prepares students for the Net+ Certification exam and includes opportunities for Cooperative Education (Work/Study), Dual Credit courses, and membership in DECA, FBLA and other leadership organizations. Students who do well in the Computer Information Systems pathway will graduate prepared for immdeiate entry-level work in the IT profession or with a solid foundation for further study toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree. The Marketing program of study is designed for students interested in the sales side of business. The Marketing curriculum covers a wide variety of concepts including target marketing, ethics, pricing, distribution and independent market research. This pathway includes opportunities for Cooperative Education (Work/Study), Dual Credit courses, and membership in DECA, FBLA and other leadership organizations.

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HEALTH SCIENCES BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CERTIFIED NURSES ASSISTANT (CNA) DIVERSIFIED HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) SPORTS MEDICINE

HUMAN SERVICES CULINARY ARTS

TEACHING AND TRAINING

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Top Health Sciences jobs in and around Joplin: Nursing, Dental Hygienist, Respiratory Therapy, Paramedic, Physical Therapy. For more jobs and salary information, go to http://www.mssu.edu/career/pdfs/11-12-graduate-employment-report.pdf Biomedical Science is a rigorous program of study for students who are interested in Biomedical fields and who enjoy Science, research, and Mathematics. The curriculum features Project Lead the Way certified courses and instructors, and it presents a hands-on introduction to college bound students.

The Certified Nurses Assistant program of study is tailored for the student who enjoys working in a medical setting with a hands-on approach to helping people. The curriculum leads to certification for immediate work in medical settings such as hospitals, doctor's offices, and long-term-care or assisted living facilities. Some students who plan to pursue college-level nursing certificates might consider this as a prerequisite. Dual Credit through Crowder College is available in this pathway. Diversified Health is a program of study designed for the student who is very interested in entering some medical field, but is unsure as to which particular field. This program offers a wide exposure to a variety of medical career settings and a comprehensive look at everything the medical field has to offer.

The EMT program leads to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. This program can be used to secure employment as an EMT upon graduation from high school or as a prerequsite for those who plan to pursue further certifications such as Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers. Dual Credit through MSSU is available for this pathway. Sports Medicine is a program of study intended to prepare students for further education in medical fields specifically related to athletics training. The courses in this program explore anatomy, kinesiology, and other health sciences areas culminating in the Sprots Medicine Practicum which provides hands-on work under the guidance of an Athletic Trainer.

Top Human Services jobs in and around Joplin: Teacher, Police Officer, Firefighter, Lawyer, Hospitality Management, Post-Secondary Education. For more jobs and salary information, go to http://www.mssu.edu/career/pdfs/11-12-graduate-employment-report.pdf Culinary Arts is a pathway designed for students who want to pursue a career in any hospitality field, but more specifically in the culinary setting. Students in this pathway are introduced to commercial kitchen equipment, a variety of food preparation activities and safe and proper food handling techniques. Culinary Arts students have opportunities to earn Articulated College Credit (Ozarks Technical Community College or Florida Culinary Institute). Students in this pathway are required to join SkillsUSA to have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study. Teaching and Training is a pathway designed for students who believe they want to pursue teaching certification in any field. The recommended Education curriculum includes Education 101, Cadet Teaching, and Teaching Assistant-ships as well as multiple Dual Credit courses to jump start the college transcript. Students in this pathway are also encouraged to join FEA (Future Educators of America), Peer Buddies, Fusion, and FCCLA, to enhance the recommended program of study.

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HUMAN SERVICES CONTINUED... who choose the Early Childhood and Developmental Services pathway explore child EARLY Students development and education through a series of courses in Family and Consumer Sciences, CHILDHOOD AND Education, and Social Sciences to understand the varied career opportunities in Early Childand Developmental Services. This pathway prepares students to enter the workforce as DEVELOPMENTAL hood child care attendants and/or to enter college programs to further train as certified teachers. The SERVICES program of study culminates with upper grade level courses in Education 101, Cadet Teaching, TRAVEL & TOURISM

JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORP (JROTC) PRE-LAW

LAW ENFORCEMENT

FIRE SERVICES

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and Teaching Assistantships as well as multiple Dual Credit courses to jump start the college transcript. Students in this pathway are also encouraged to join FEA (Future Educators of America), Peer Buddies, Fusion, and FCCLA, to enhance the recommended program of study. The Travel & Tourism pathway provides opportunities for students to explore careers in multiple hospitality areas such as business, marketing, design, culinary arts and entrepreneurship. Students in this pathway have the option of complementing their coursework with a Personalized Learning Experience in Entrepreneurship, an exploration of business ownership in the tourism market. Career centered clubs such as FCCLA, FBLA and Skills USA provide even more opportunities for students with Travel & Tourism career interests. JHS is home to a longest continuously operating JROTC program in the nation with learning opportunities in lifetime health, physical training, leadership, military concepts, personal finance and political studies and citizenship. The program of study utilizes LET II and LET III curriculum in addition to required activities such as JROTC Leadership Symposium and the JROTC Bowl. During three years of JROTC, students may earn .5 credits in Physical Education, .5 units of Personal Finance, 1 unit of practical art credit and 1 unit of elective credit. Students in the JROTC pathway have many opportunities for activities in the JROTC club, Key Club, or other leadership orgainzations. Pre-Law is designed for students who are interested in a Law career or those with an avid interest in the political and legal side of Social Studies. Course offerings include Fusion, AP Government and Politics, Modern Warfare, Psychology and Sociology, and Humanities, as well as multiple Dual Credit courses to jump start the college transcript.. Extracurricular options for students in this pathway include FBLA, Young Republicans, Young Democrats, STUCO, National English Honor Society, Police Explorers or Student Voice.

The Law Enforcement pathway is designed to lead directly to further education and certification as Law Enforcement officers in a two-year or four-year degree program. Students who follow the recommended program of study for Public Safety could earn EMT certification and gain a broad understanding of Emergency Services, Public Safety and the Law and Criminal Justice. This pathway offers a variety of Dual Credit courses through Missouri Southern State University and Personalized Learning Experience credits in Police Exploring programs.

The Fire Services pathway is designed to lead directly to further education and Firefighter certification through a two-year or four-year degree program. Students who follow the recommended program of study for Fire Services could earn EMT certification and gain a broad understanding of Emergency Services and Public Safety. This pathway offers a variety of Dual Credit courses through Missouri Southern State University and Personalized Learning Experience credits in the Fire Exploring program.

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TECHNICAL SCIENCES

Top Technical Sciences jobs in and around Joplin: Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineer, Construction Worker, Welder, HVAC Technician. For more jobs and salary information, go to http://www.mssu.edu/career/pdfs/11-12-graduate-employment-report.pdf

COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

Students who are interested in Collision Repair Technology will explore hands-on activities in an industry-specified, state-of-the-art body shop. Due to the technical nature of this program, enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and safety gear. All students in this pathway will become OSHA certified, and Dual Credit can be earned through Crowder College if students choose to pay the tuition. Collision Repair Technology students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

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ENGINEERING

HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC)

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Students who are interested in Automotive/Diesel Technology will explore hands-on activities in an industry-specified, state-of-the-art mechanic shop. Due to the technical nature of this program, enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and safety gear. All students in this pathway will become OSHA certified, and Dual Credit can be earned through Crowder College if students choose to pay the tuition. Automotive/Diesel Technology students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

Construction is a pathway designed for students who are serious about a career in a construction. The JHS/FTC Construction team builds a house from the ground up every year, so enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and personal tools. Students develop basic construction skills in the junior year with a three hour block and may choose to follow with another three-hour block as seniors where they practice job site leadership, added responsibility and management skills. Many students in this pathway secure summer employment after the first year of study and are recommended to contractors upon completion of the full program. This pathway can lead to immediate work opportunities or further study in a four-year degree program. All students in this pathway will become OSHA certified, and Dual Credit can be earned through Crowder College if students choose to pay the tuition. . Engineering is designed to qualify students as Engineering Graphics Technicians in a variety of manufacturing and engineering settings. The pathway includes study of Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing/Mechanical Systems, Civil Engineering and Surveying, and Structural Engineering drawings. Students who do well in this pathway typically enjoy moderately difficult mathematics, precise work in computer assisted drafting, and strong mechanical reasoning skills. Dual Credit and Articulated Credit can be earned through this pathway if students choose to pay the tuition. Engineering students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

The Heating,Ventilation, and Air Conditioning pathway at JHS/FTC is an approved EPA training and testing site for VGI Clean Air Certification. Students in this pathway can leave the program prepared for entry-level HVAC employment as a Service Apprentice Technician. The technical nature of this pathway requires industry standard clothing, shoes and eye protection. All students in this pathway will become OSHA certified, and Dual Credit can be earned through Crowder College if students choose to pay the tuition. HVAC students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

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TECHNICAL SCIENCES CONTINUED... Technologies students will be exposed to a variety of hands-on courses leading to INNOVATIVE Innovative Dual Credit offerings provided at JHS/FTC through Crowder College. Students who do well TECHNOLOGIES in this pathway could expect to graduate with skills for entry-level positions in the Innovative AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS WELDING

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Technologies industry and the knowledge to pursue an Associate's degree in the field. Due to the technical nature of this program, enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and safety gear. Innovative Technologies students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

Automated Manufacturing students will be exposed to a variety of hands-on courses leading to Dual Credit offerings provided at JHS/FTC through Crowder College. Students who do well in this pathway could expect to graduate with skills for entry level positions in the manufacturing industry and the knowledge to pursue an Associates degree in the field. Due to the technical nature of this program, enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and safety gear. Due to the technical nature of this program, enrollment requires industry-standard clothing and safety gear. Automated Manufacturing students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study.

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems pathway offers a wide variety of Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources activities. Students who complete the Greenhouse/ Landscape portion of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems pathway may choose to pay for Dual Credit through Crowder College. All students in this pathway will will become OSHA certified. Students are required to join and participate the FFA, a DESE recognized intracurricular organization. The Welding pathway is designed to prepare students to join the workforce as entry-level welder. The curriculum covers a wide variety of workplace skills as well as the technical aspects of the welding profession. The technical nature of this pathway requires industry standard clothing, shoes and eye protection. All students in this pathway will become OSHA certified, and Dual Credit can be earned through Crowder College if students choose to pay the tuition. Welding students are required to join SkillsUSA and have opportunities to compete with students across the state and/or nation in their field of study. The Plant Sciences pathway offers a wide variety of courses including forestry management, Aquaculture, and Greenhouse and Landscaping. Students who complete the Greenhouse/ Landscape portion of the Plant Sciences pathway may choose to pay for Dual Credit through Crowder College. All students in this pathway will will become OSHA certified. Students are required to join and participate the FFA, a DESE recognized intracurricular organization.

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English requirements are 1 credit in each of your 4 years of high school to be chosen from options below. See recommended courses on your specific program of study. English I (1) English I Pre-AP (Prerequisite) (1) Read 180 (Recommendation) (2)

English II (1) English II Pre-AP (Prerequisite) (1)

English III (1) English III CP (1) prerequisite *Eng Comp DC I & II - ACT22 (1) prerequisite *Language & Comp AP (1) prerequisite English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*English Comp I and II DC-ACT22 (1) prerequisite English III (1) English III CP (1) prerequisite *Humanities Lit. CP (1) *Lang. & Comp. AP (1) *Lit. and Comp. AP (1) English IV-CP (1) Fantasy Literature (.5) Literature of War (.5) Literature through Film (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology and Folklore (.5) Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 required)

Math requirements are 3 credits to be taken in grades 9-12 and chosen from options below. See recommended courses on your specific program of study. Pre-Algebra (1) Algebra I (1) Geometry (1) Algebra II (1)

Algebra I (1) Geometry (1) Algebra II (1) *Trigonometry (.5) * Math Analysis (.5)

Algebra II (1) Geometry (1) *Math Analysis (.5) *Trigonometry (.5) *College Alg DC ACT-22 (.5) prerequisite *Trigonometry DC - ACT 22 (.5) *Calculus AB AP (1) *Statistics AP (1)

Geometry (1) Algebra II (1) *Trigonometry (.5) *Math Analysis (.5) *Trig DC - ACT22 (.5) prerequisite *Col Alg DC- ACT22 (.5) prerequisite *Calculus AB AP (1) prerequisite *Statistics AP (1) prerequisite

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

All students are required to take World Geography in their 9th grade year to be chosen from options below.

All students are required to take World History in their 10th grade year to be chosen from options below.

All students are required to take American History in their 11th grade year to be chosen from options below.

All students are required to take Government in their 12th grade year to be chosen from options below.

See recommended additional courses on your specific program of study. World History (1) Advanced World History (1) *European History AP (1) prerequisite

World History (1) Advanced World History (1) *European History AP (1) prerequisite

American History (1) *US History DC (110 &120) (1) prerequisite *US History AP (1) prerequisite English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

American Gov’t (.5) *US Gov’t & Pol AP (.5) prerequisite *We the People (.5) approval *Gov’t: US, State&Local DC (.5) prerequisite

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Science requirements are 3 credits to be taken in grades 9-12 and chosen from options below. See recommended courses on your specific program of study. Phy Science C (.5) Phy Science P (.5) Ad Phy Science C (.5) Ad Phy Science P (.5) Biology (1) prerequisite

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Physical Science (1) Biology (1) Chemistry (1) *Adv. Biology (.5) *Anatomy and Physiology (.5)

Biology (1) Applied Chemistry (1) Chemistry (1) *Adv Biology (.5) *Anatomy and Physiology (.5) *Chemistry AP (1) (offered every other year) *Chemistry DC-ACT 22 (1) (offered every other year) *Gen Biology AP (1) (offered every other year) *Gen Biology DC (1) (offered every other year) *Fund. of Physical Science DC (1) prerequisite *Pathophysiology (.5) *Physics (1) *Physics AP (1) *Science Research (Apply) (1)

Applied Chemistry (1) Biology (1) Chemistry (1) *Adv Biology (.5) *Anatomy and Physiology (.5) *Chemistry AP (1) (offered every other year) *Chemistry DC-ACT 22 (1) (offered every other year) *Gen Biology AP (1) (offered every other year) *Gen Biology DC (1) (offered every other year) *Fund. of Physical Science DC (1) prerequisite *Pathophysiology (.5) *Physics (1) *Physics AP (1) *Science Research (Apply) (1)

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CONTINUED

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) PE and Health requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Courses are to be chosen from options below. Health (.5) Aerobics Fitness (.5) PE & Health (1.5) .5 credits embedded/ only offered Freshman year Weight Training I (.5) Athletic Conditioning (Zero Hour) (.5) approval Low Impact Fitness (.5)

Health (.5) Weight Training I (.5) Athletic Conditioning (Zero Hour) (.5) approval Aerobics Fitness (.5) Introduction to Yoga and Pilates (.5) Low Impact Fitness (.5) Team Sports (.5) Sports Medicine I (1)

Health (.5) Sports Medicine I (1) Weight Training II(1) Intro to Yoga & Pilates (.5) Athletic Conditioning (Zero Hour) (.5) approval Aerobics Fitness (.5) Low Impact Fitness (.5) Team Sports (.5) *Lifetime Wellness 103 (DC MSSU-2 credit hrs on-line) (.5)

Health (.5) Sports Medicine I (1) Sports Psychology (.5) Exercise Conditioning (PLE) (.5) Weight Training II (1) Athletic Conditioning (Zero Hour) (.5) approval Aerobics Fitness (.5) Introduction to Yoga and Pilates (.5) Low Impact Fitness (.5) Team Sports (.5) *Lifetime Wellness 103 (DC MSSU-2 credit hrs on-line) (.5)

Personal Finance (.5) .5 credits of Personal Finance is required to be taken your 11th or 12th grade year of high school to be chosen from options below. Personal Financial Literacy (.5) *Personal Finance DC (.5) prerequisite

Personal Financial Literacy (.5) *Personal Finance DC (.5) prerequisite

Fine Arts (1 credit) 1 Fine Art credit is required to be taken any of your 4 years of High School. See recommended courses on your specific program of study.

Practical Arts (1 credit) 1 Practical Art credit is required to be taken any of your 4 years of High School. See recommended courses on your specific program of study.

Electives See recommended courses on your specific Program of Study.

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ARTS & COMMUNICATION


GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: VISUAL ART

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits

Fantasy Literature (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology & Folklore (.5) World Religions (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits) Anthropology (.5) World Religions (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) World Religions (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Painting I & II (.5 or 1) Ceramics I & II (.5 or 1) Sculpture I & II (.5 or 1) Fibers & Metals (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Painting I & II (.5 or 1) Ceramics I & II (.5 or 1) Sculpture I & II (.5 or 1) Fibers & Metals (.5) Art Appreciation DC (1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Painting I & II (.5 or 1) Ceramics I & II (.5 or 1) Sculpture I & II (.5 or 1) Fibers & Metals (.5) Art Appreciation DC (1) Art Portfolio (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Business 101 (.5)

Business 101 (.5)

Graphics Production I & II (1)

Graphics Production I & II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Art Exploration (PLE) (.5) Art History of the World (PLE) (.5) Sequential Art (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Art Exploration (PLE) (.5) Art History of the World (PLE) (.5) Sequential Art (PLE) (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Multimedia Applications (.5) Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Art History of the World (PLE) (.5) Sequential Art (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Art Exploration (PLE) (.5) Art History of the World (PLE) (.5) Sequential Art (PLE) (.5)

Clubs & Organizations Cartoonist Club, National Art Honor Society

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GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits

Mythology & Folklore (.5) Literature through Film (.5) Philosophy & Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Global Marketing (1) Foundations of Tech I & II (.5 or 1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Audio Productions I (1) Business 101 (.5)

SpyGlass Magazine & Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1) Intro. to Public Relations (.5) Audio Productions (1) TV Productions (1) Sports & Entertainment Mktg (1) Business 101 (.5)

SpyGlass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Reputation Management (.5) Project Coordination (.5) TV Productions (1) Broadcasting (1) Film (1) Special Effects Compositing (1) Audio Productions (1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

SpyGlass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Reputation Management (.5) Project Coordination (.5) TV Productions (1) Broadcasting (1) Film (1) Special Effects Compositing (1) Audio Productions (1) SpyGlass Leadership-Online (1) JopliMO Yearbook Leadership (1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Broadcast Practicum (PLE) (.5) Product Management (PLE) (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Broadcast Practicum (PLE) (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5) Product Management (PLE) (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Journalism I & II (.5 or 1) Foreign Language (1) Multimedia Applications (.5) Speech/Public Speaking (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1) Global Marketing (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Product Management (PLE) (1)

Clubs & Organizations Black OPs Video Production, Writer’s Guild, Joplimo Yearbook, The Spyglass, Film Club

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GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: DEBATE & THEATRE

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits

Fantasy Literature (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology & Folklore (.5) World Religions (.5) Philosophy & Critical Thinking (.5) Literature through Film (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology (.5) Intro to Sociology (.5) Contemporary Issues (.5)

Intro to Psychology (.5) Intro to Sociology (.5) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) World Religions (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Acting I (1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Theatre Appreciation (.5)

Acting I (1) Acting II (1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Theatre Appreciation (.5) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Acting I (1) Acting II (1) Acting III & IV (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Theatre Appreciation (.5) Theatre Performance (1) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Acting I (1) Acting II (1) Acting III (1) Acting IV (1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Theatre Appreciation (.5) Theatre Performance (1) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1) SpyGlass Magazine & Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1)

Audio Productions (1) SpyGlass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1)

Audio Productions (1) SpyGlass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1) SpyGlass Leadership-Online (1) JopliMO Yearbook Leadership (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1)

Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Contest Debate (1) Contest Speech (1) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Contest Speech (1) Contest Debate (1) Theatre Review (PLE) (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Contest Speech (1) Contest Debate (1) Theatre Review (PLE) (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5)

Clubs & Organizations Drama Club, International Thespian Society (ITS), National Forensic League (NFL), School Plays, Hip Hop Club

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GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: MUSIC

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Fantasy Literature (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology & Folklore (.5) Philosophy & Critical Thinking (.5) Literature through Film (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Concert Choir (1) Piano (1) Jazz Band (1) Band & Aux Unit (1) Orchestra (1) Show Choir Band (1) Music Appreciation (.5) Music Theory I (1) Chorale (1) Touch of Class (1) Sound Dimension (1)

Concert Choir (1) Piano (1) Jazz Band (1) Band & Aux Unit (1) Orchestra (1) Show Choir Band (1) Music Appreciation (.5) Music Theory I (1) Chorale (1) Touch of Class (1) Sound Dimension (1) Stagecraft: Musical Productions (1) Music Theory II (1) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Concert Choir (1) Piano (1) Jazz Band (1) Band & Aux Unit (1) Orchestra (1) Show Choir Band (1) Music Appreciation (.5) Music Theory I (1) Chorale (1) Touch of Class (1) Sound Dimension (1) Stagecraft: Musical Productions (1) Music Theory II (1) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Concert Choir (1) Piano (1) Jazz Band (1) Band & Aux Unit (1) Orchestra (1) Show Choir Band (1) Music Appreciation (.5) Music Theory I (1) Chorale (1) Touch of Class (1) Sound Dimension (1) Stagecraft: Musical Productions (1) Music Theory II (1) Repertory Musical Theatre (1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Music Review (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Music Review (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Music Review (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5) Music Review (PLE) (.5)

Clubs & Organizations Tri-M Music Honor Society, Hip Hop Club, JAM Club

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SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Fantasy Literature (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology & Folklore (.5) Literature through Film (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Global Marketing (1) Marketing I (1) International Business (.5) Fashion Design I & II (.5 or 1) Graphics Production I & II (.5 or 1)

Global Marketing (1) Marketing II (1) International Business (.5) Fashion Design I & II (.5 or 1) Graphics Production I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Audio Productions (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Graphic Communications (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Product Management (PLE) (.5) Entrepreneurship (PLE) (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5) Product Management (PLE) (.5) Entrepreneurship (PLE) (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Product Management (PLE) (.5)

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GRAPHIC ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Fantasy Literature (.5) Mystery Literature (.5) Mythology & Folklore (.5) Literature through Film (.5) Philosophy & Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Algebra I (1)

Algebra I (1) Algebra II (1)

Algebra II (1)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Fibers & Metals (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Fibers & Metals (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5) Fibers & Metals (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Global Marketing (1) Career Development FACS (.5) Intro to Engineering Design (1) Foundations of Technology (1) Business 101 (.5)

Career Development FACS (.5) Global Marketing (1) Marketing I (1) Intro to Engineering Design (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Business 101 (.5) Technological Exploration (1) Foundations of Technology (1)

Global Marketing (1) Marketing I (1) International Business (.5) Housing/Interior Design I & II (.5 or 1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

Global Marketing (1) Marketing II (1) International Business (.5) Housing/Interior Design I & II (.5 or 1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Engineering Graphics (2)

Engineering Graphics (2)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture (PLE) (.5) Entrepreneurship (PLE) (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture (PLE) (.5) Internships (PLE) (.5) Entrepreneurship (PLE) (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture (PLE) (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture (PLE) (.5) Principles of Engineering PLTW (PLE) (1)

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BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: GENERAL MANAGEMENT

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Contemporary Issues (.5)

Intro to Psychology (.5) Intro to Sociology (.5) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

*Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D Art Survey 3D

Art Survey 2D Art Survey 3D Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Global Marketing (1) Multimedia Applications (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Intro to Hospitality and Tourism (.5) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Business 101 (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5)

Business 101 (.5) Multimedia Application (.5) Digital Appl in Business (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business Law (1) Marketing I (1) Accounting I (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Mktg (1) Intro to Hospitality and Tourism (.5)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business Law (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics 101 DC (.5) Marketing I (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Project Coordination (.5) Accounting II DC (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business Law (1) Business Leadership Technology (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics 101 DC (.5) Marketing II (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (1) Marketing COE (1-2) Supervised Business Experience - SBE (1-2) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Project Coordination (.5) Accounting II DC (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1)

Foreign Language (1) Journalism I (.5 or 1) Beginning Debate (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Entrepreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Independent Study PLE (.5) Internships PLE (.5) Not-For-Profit Business PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

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FINANCE: ACCOUNTING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary Issues (.5)

Intro to Psychology (.5) Intro to Sociology (.5) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

*Psychology AP (1) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below.

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Global Marketing (1) Desktop Publishing (.5) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Business 101 (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5)

Business 101 (.5) Digital Appl in Business (.5) Business Law (1) Marketing I (1) Accounting I (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Mktg (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Business Law (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics DC (.5) Marketing I (1) Global Marketing (1) Accounting II DC (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (5) Business Law (1) Business Leadership Technology (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics DC (.5) Marketing II (1) Global Marketing (1) Supervised Business Experience - SBE (1-2) Accounting II DC (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1)

Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

Foreign Language (1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

Foreign Language (1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Independent Study PLE (.5) Internships PLE (.5) Not-For-Profit Business PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

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MARKETING SALES AND SERVICE: MARKETING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Contemporary Issues (.5)

Intro to Psychology (.5) Intro to Sociology (.5) Contemporary World Affairs (.5)

Contemporary World Affairs (.5) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

*Psychology AP (1) Sociology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

*Art Appreciation DC (1) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre A: Costume & PR (.5)

*Art Appreciation DC (1) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre A: Costume and PR (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Global Marketing (1) Multimedia Applications (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business 101 (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Intro to Hospitality and Tourism (.5)

Business 101 (.5) Multimedia Application (.5) Digital Appl in Business (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Marketing I (1) Accounting I (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Mktg (1) Intro to Hospitality and Tourism (.5)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business Law (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics DC (.5) prerequisite Marketing I (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Project Coordination (.5) SpyGlass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (5) Desktop Publishing (.5) Business Law (1) Business Leadership Technology (1) Accounting I (1) International Business (.5) Principles of Economics DC (.5) prerequisite Marketing II (1) Global Marketing (1) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (1) Marketing COE (1-2) Supervised Business Experience - SBE (1-2) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Project Coordination (.5) Spyglass Magazine Staff (1) JopliMO Yearbook Staff (1) Spyglass Leadership (1) JopliMO Yearbook Leadership (1) Technology in Leadership (Fusion) (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1) Journalism I/II (.5 or 1)

Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Journalism I (.5 or 1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5) Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Independent Study PLE (.5) Internships PLE (.5) Not-For-Profit Business PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Sports Math Prob & Stats (.5)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Contemporary World Affairs (.5) Modern Warfare (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre A - Costume and PR (.5) Technical Theatre B - Set and Stage Design (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre B: Set & Stage Design (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Multimedia Applications (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Desktop Publishing (.5) Audio Productions I (1) Business 101 (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Electronics (1)

Business 101 (.5) Multimedia Application (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Electronics (1) TV Productions (1) Audio Productions (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5) Accounting I (1) Marketing I (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1) TV Productions (1) Special Effects Compositing (1) Audio Production (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Digital Applications in Business (5) Business Leadership Technology (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1) TV Productions (1) Special Effects Compositing (1) Audio Production (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Computer Information Science (3) Intro to Graphic Communications (2) Intro to Engineering Graphics (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Advanced Computer Information Science (3) Advanced Graphic Communications (2) Advanced Engineering Graphics (2) Commercial Printing (1)

Foreign Language (1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5) Independent Study PLE (.5) Internships PLE (.5) Not-For-Profit Business PLE (.5) Product Management PLE (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Journalism I (.5 or 1) Entreneurship PLE (1) Independent Enrichment PLE (.5)

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HEALTH SERVICES


HEALTH SCIENCES: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*Humanities Lit. CP (1) prerequisite Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Anthropology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Anthropology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Principles of Bio Med Science PLTW (1)

Principles of Bio Med Science PLTW (1) Human Body Systems PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5)

Child Development II (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5) Bus Leadership Technology (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Medical Science (2) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Diversified Health Occupations (3) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Adv Public Speaking (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

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HEALTH SCIENCES: CERTIFIED NURSING ASST (CNA)

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*Humanities Lit. CP (1) prerequisite Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5)

Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Principles of Bio Med Science PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5)

Child Development II (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5) Bus Leadership Technology (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Medical Science (2) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Certified Nursing Asst (3) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Adv Public Speaking (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

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HEALTH SCIENCES: DIVERSIFIED HEALTH

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*Humanities Lit. CP (1) prerequisite Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Anthropology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Anthropology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Principles of Bio Med Sci PLTW (1)

Principles of Bio Med Sci PLTW (1) Human Body Systems PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5) Food Science (.5) Journalism I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development II (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business Law (1) Food Science (.5) Bus Leadership Technology (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Medical Science (2) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Diversified Health Occupations (3) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Adv Public Speaking (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Clubs & Organizations SkillsUSA

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

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HEALTH SCIENCES: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*Humanities Lit. CP (1) prerequisite Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Human Body Systems PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5)

Child Development II (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Food Science (.5) Bus Leadership Technology (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Medical Science (2) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Adv Public Speaking (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5) Intro to Law & Crim. Just. (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5) Intro to Law & Crim. Just. (.5)

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HEALTH SCIENCES: SPORTS MEDICINE

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

*Humanities Lit. CP (1) prerequisite Philosophy and Critical Thinking (.5)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements. Sports Math / Statistics (.5)

Sports Math / Statistics (.5)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Intro to Psychology and Sociology (.5) Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5)

Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5) English III CP & Amer History (combined one hour for 2 credits)

Anthropology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) *General Psychology DC (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Principles of Bio Med Sci PLTW (1)

Principles of Bio Med Sci PLTW (1) Human Body Systems PLTW (1)

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Human Body Systems PLTW (1) Forensic Science (.5) *Science Research (1) apply

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements. Sports Medicine I (1)

Sports Medicine I (1)

Sports Psychology (.5) Sports Medicine I (1)

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Drawing I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5)

Child Development I (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business 101 (.5) Food Science (.5)

Child Development II (.5) Multimedia Applications (.5) Foods and Nutrition I & II (.5 or 1) Business Law (1) Food Science (.5) Bus Leadership Technology (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Medical Science (2) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Certified Nursing Asst (3) Diversified Health Occupations (3) Medical Office Technology (.5) Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Adv Public Speaking (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Intro to Emerg Serv & Public Serv (.5)

Clubs & Organizations SkillsUSA

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HUMAN SERVICES


HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM: CULINARY ARTS

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

World Religions (.5)

World Religions (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Career Development FACS (.5) Foods & Nutrition I (.5) Foods & Nutrition II (.5) Intro to Hospitality & Tourism (.5) Business 101 (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Marketing I (1) Global Marketing (1)

International Business (.5) Food Science (.5)

International Business (.5) Food Science (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Culinary Arts I (3)

Culinary Arts II (3) Baking I (1.5) Baking II (1.5)

Entrepreneurship PLE (1) Product Management PLE (1)

Entrepreneurship PLE (1) Product Management PLE (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Clubs & Organizations FCCLA

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

FCCLA , Skills USA

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HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM: TRAVEL AND TOURISM

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

*Gen Psych DC (1) *Psychology AP (1) Anthropology (.5) World Religions (.5)

Sociology (1) *Gen Psych DC (1) *Psychology AP (1) World Religions (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Anthropology (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Art Appreciation DC (1) Music Appreciation (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Career Development FAC (.5) Global Marketing (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Business 101 (.5) Intro to Hospitality & Tourism (.5)

Multimedia Applications (.5) Marketing I (1) Intro to Hospitality & Tourism (.5) Digital Apps in Business (.5)

International Business (.5) Sports and Entertainment Marketing (1) Desktop Publishing (.5) Housing/Interior Design I & II (.5) Principles of Economics 101 DC (.5)

Business Technology Leadership (1) International Business (.5) Marketing II (1) Principles of Economics 101 DC (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Speech/Public Speaking (.5) Foreign Language (1) Child Psychology (.5)

Entrepreneurship PLE (1)

Entrepreneurship PLE (1) Not-For-Profit Business PLE (.5)

FCCLA, FBLA, DECA, Key Club Prom Committee

FCCLA, FBLA, DECA, Key Club

Clubs & Organizations FCCLA, FBLA, DECA, Key Club

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING: TEACHING AND TRAINING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

*Gen Psych DC (1) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (1) Contemporary Issues in Leadership (Fusion) (1) Anthropology (.5) World Religions (.5)

Contemporary Issues in Leadership (Fusion) (1)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Anthropology (.5) Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Child Psychology (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Multimedia Applications (.5) Desktop Publishing (.5)

Child Development I (.5) Digital Apps in Business (.5)

Educational Technology (online) (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Beginning Debate (.5) Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5) Speech/Public Speaking (1) Foreign Language (1) Peer Buddies PLE (.5)

Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (.5) Peer Buddies PLE (.5)

Peer Buddies PLE (.5) History Research PLE (.5)

Education 100 DC (.5) Cadet Teaching (.5) Cadet Teaching - Elementary (1) Cadet Teaching - Secondary (1) Cadet Teaching Education 100 DC (.5) Teacher Assistant (No Credit) Extra elective in content you want to teach. Peer Buddies PLE (.5) History Research PLE (.5)

Clubs & Organizations FCCLA, FBLA, FEA, Student Voice

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

FCCLA, FBLA, FEA, Student Voice, Fusion

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EARLY CHILDHOOD AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 68

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Child Psychology (.5)

Anthropology (.5)

*Gen Psych DC (1) *Psychology AP (1) Sociology (1)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements. *Lifetime Wellness DC (.5)

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Music Appreciation (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Career Development FACS (.5) Foods & Nutrition I (.5) Foods & Nutrition II (.5)

Child Development I (.5) Intro to Emerg Serv. & Public Serv. (5) Child Development II (.5)

Child Development II (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1) Peer Buddies PLE (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Peer Buddies PLE (.5)

Peer Buddies PLE (.5) History Research PLE (.5)

Cadet Teaching - Elementary (.5) Education 100 DC (.5) Peer Buddies PLE (.5) History Research PLE (.5)

Clubs & Organizations FCCLA, FEA, Peer Buddies

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LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: PRE-LAW

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Anthropology (.5)

Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) Contemporary Issues (.5)

*Gen Psych DC (1) *Psychology AP (1) Anthropology (.5) Sociology (1)

*We the People (.5) *US Gov’t & Pol AP (.5) Modern Warfare (.5) World Religions (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Forensic Science (.5) *Pathophysiology (.5)

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Digital Photography I & II (.5 or 1)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Intro to Public Relations (.5) Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5)

Business Law (1) Digital Apps in Business (.5)

International Business (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Beginning Debate (.5) Intro to Law & Criminal Justice (.5) Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5) Speech/Public Speaking (1)

Journalism I (.5) Journalism II (.5)

Principles of Economics 101 DC (.5) Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5)

Advanced Public Speaking (.5) Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5)

Clubs & Organizations FBLA, STUCO, Student Voice

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

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LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: JROTC

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) (SS)

Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Civil War (.5)

Modern Warfare (.5) Anthropology (.5) Sociology (1)

World Religions (.5) Modern Warfare (.5)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Forensic Science (.5) *Pathophysiology (.5)

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements. PE for JROTC (.5) only once

PE for JROTC (.5) only once

PE for JROTC (.5) only once

PE for JROTC (.5) only once

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year. Additional recommended Personal Finance for ROTC is listed below. JROTC Personal Financial Literacy (.5)

JROTC Personal Financial Literacy (.5)

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below.

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. JROTC Leadership Educ & Training I (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Business 101 (.5)

JROTC Leadership Education & Training II (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5) Project Coordination (.5) Global Marketing (1) Business Law (1)

JROTC Leadership Education & Training III (.5)

JROTC Leadership Education & Training IV (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Intro to Law & Criminal Justice (.5) Foreign Language (1) Beginning Debate (.5)

Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Intro to Law & Criminal Justice (.5)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5)

Clubs & Organizations JROTC, Key Club

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LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: LAW ENFORCEMENT

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Civil War (.5) Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Modern Warfare (.5)

Sociology (1)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Forensics Science (.5)

Forensics Science (.5) Pathophysiology (.5)

Forensic Science (.5) *Pathophysiology (.5)

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below.

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Intro to Public Relations (.5) JROTC Leadership Education & Training I (1) Child Development I (.5) Beginning Debate (.5)

Global Marketing (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5)

Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Intro to Law & Criminal Justice (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Intro to Law & Criminal Justice (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5) Foreign Language (1)

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LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY: FIRE SERVICES

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below. Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Child Psychology (.5) Anthropology (.5)

Civil War (.5) Intro Psychology & Sociology (.5) Modern Warfare (.5)

Sociology (1)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements. Forensics Science (.5)

Forensics Science (.5) Pathophysiology (.5)

Forensic Science (.5) *Pathophysiology (.5)

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below.

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Intro to Public Relations (.5) JROTC Leadership Education & Training I (1) Child Development I (.5) Beginning Debate (.5)

Global Marketing (1) Intro to Public Relations (.5)

Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Medical Terminology DC (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Additional Recommended Electives Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Intro to Emerg & Public Service (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5) Foreign Language (1)

Politics: Local, State, & National PLE (.5) Foreign Language (1)

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ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: CONSTRUCTION

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Digital Applications in Business (.5)

Multimedia Applications (.5) International Business (.5) Pre-Engineering (1) Civil Engineering and Architecture (1)

International Business (.5) Digital Applications in Business (.5)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Construction Technology (3) Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3) Intro to Engineering Graphics (3)

Advanced Construction Technology (3) Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3) Advanced Engineering Graphics (3)

Foreign Language (1) Speech and Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture PLE (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Speech and Public Speaking (.5) Historical Architecture PLE (.5)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1) Historical Architecture PLE (.5)

Foreign Language (1) Historical Architecture PLE (.5)

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ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC)

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Electronics (1)

Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Electronics (1)

Pre-Engineering (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to HVAC (Heating and Air) (3) Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3)

Advanced HVAC (Heating and Air) (3) Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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MANUFACTURING: AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Electronics (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) International Business (.5) Marketing I (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1) Pre-Engineering (1)

International Business (.5) Marketing II (1) Global Marketing (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Automated Manufacturing (3)

Advanced Automated Manufacturing (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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MANUFACTURING: WELDING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Pre-Engineering (1)

International Business (.5) Pre-Engineering (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Welding (3)

Advanced Welding (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): ENGINEERING

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5) Technical Theatre B: Set and Stage Design (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) International Business (.5) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Civil Engineering and Architecture (1)

Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Engineering Graphics (3)

Advanced Engineering Graphics (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Business 101 (.5) Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Pre-Engineering (1) Electronics (1)

Multimedia Applications (.5) International Business (.5) Marketing I (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1) Pre-Engineering (1)

International Business (.5) Marketing II (1) Global Marketing (1) Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1) Graphics Production I & II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3)

Innovative Technologies (Solar) (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS: AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL TECHNOLOGY 80

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1) Electronics (1)

Robotics I (1) Robotics II (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Automotive Technology (3) Intro to Diesel Technology (3)

Advanced Automotive Technology (3) Advanced Diesel Technology (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS: AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Intro to Engineering Design PLTW (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Intro to Collision Repair Technology (3)

Advanced Collision Repair Technology (3)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS 82

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Agri, Food and Natural Resources (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Agricultural Sales, Mktg and Mgmt (.5) Principles of Agricultural Science: Animal (1) Principles of Agricultural Science: Plant (1)

Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Agricultural Sales, Mktg and Mgmt (.5) Agricultural Structures (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Small Engine Repair: Agri Power (.5) Principles of Agricultural Science: Animal (1) Principles of Agricultural Science: Plant (1)

Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Agricultural Sales, Mktg and Mgmt (.5) Agricultural Structures (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Small Engine Repair: Agri Power (.5) Principles of Agricultural Science: Animal (1) Principles of Agricultural Science: Plant (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Greenhouse/Landscaping I (2)

Greenhouse/Landscaping I or II (2) Supervised Agricultural Experience (1-2)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: PLANT SCIENCES

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Agr Food and Nat. Resources (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Conservation of Natural Resources (1)

Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Principles of Agr. Science: Plant (1)

Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Principles of Agr. Science: Plant (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Greenhouse/Landscaping I (2)

Greenhouse/Landscaping I or II (2) Supervised Agricultural Experience (1-2)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Clubs & Organizations SkillsUSA, TSA

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES: ANIMAL SCIENCES

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Transitions 100 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 200 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 300 (.5) Full Year Course

Transitions 400 (.5) Full Year Course

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

English (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (0 Credit)

Choose required English course. Recommended courses listed below. English I (1)

English II (1)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Mathematics (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Math course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Math credits to meet graduation requirements.

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (1 Credit)

Social Studies (.5 Credit)

Choose required World Geography course.

Choose required World History course.

Choose required US History course.

Must have .5 Government credit to meet graduation requirements.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (0 Credit)

Additional recommended Social Sciences electives are listed below.

Sciences (1 Credit)

Sciences (1 Credit)

Choose appropriate Science course to meet graduation requirements. Must have 3 Science credits to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (1 PE + .5 Health credit) These requirements may be taken any of your 4 years of High School although it is recommended to be taken your 9th grade year. Choose appropriate PE/Health course to meet graduation requirements.

Personal Finance (.5) This requirement must be taken your 11th or 12th grade year.

Fine Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Fine Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Art Survey 2D (.5) Art Survey 3D (.5)

Practical Arts (1 credit) May be taken any of your 4 years of High School. Choose appropriate Practical Arts course to meet graduation requirements. Recommended courses listed below. Foundations of Technology (1) Intro to Agr Food and Nat. Resources (1)

Foundations of Technology (1) Technology Exploration (1) Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Conservation of Natural Resources (1)

Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Principles of Agr. Science: Animal (1)

Agricultural Communication and Ldrshp (.5) Applications in Biotechnology (1) Conservation of Natural Resources (1) Principles of Agr. Science: Animal (1)

Franklin Technology Center - Career Ed Certified Veterinary Assistant (1)

Certified Veterinary Assistant (1) Supervised Agricultural Experience (1-2)

Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

Additional Recommended Electives Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FINE ARTS - ART COURSE OFFERINGS ART APPRECIATION (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This is a two-semester course for the college bound student. An art survey class that is designed to increase appreciation of the visual arts through reading, slide lectures, library research, and hands-on projects. Development of the cognitive and critical process as they relate to the visual arts is emphasized.

ART EXPLORATION (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

This class allows advanced art students to independently study the area of art that interests them. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital media are all options as finished projects in this class.

ART PORTFOLIO (12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: 2-D Art Survey, 3-D Art Survey and completion of both semesters of two of the following advanced classes; Drawing/Painting I & II, 3-D Design I & II, Fibers & Metals. This is a two-semester course to help prepare students who wish to pursue art in college or as a career. The bulk of class time will be used for the creation of a portfolio of quality works of art that can be used to obtain art scholarships, art jobs, etc. Elements of the business side of art will also be covered, such as galleries, commissions, and copyright. Career options in the field of visual art will be researched to allow students to focus on the opportunities that interest them.

ART SURVEY 2-D (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

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into a more advanced art class. Skills and knowledge in the areas of drawing, painting, art history, and other 2-demensional meda are expected to be gained by the learner. Students must complete both Art Survey courses before they are allowed to move into any upper level art courses.

will learn how to plan and produce photographic artwork that demonstrates an understanding of light, composition, color and visual impact. Students will become familiar with advanced art software, such as Adobe Photoshop, while developing valuable skills for any artist in the new digital age.

ART SURVEY 3-D (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II Prerequisite: None (10-11-12) This course provides the necessary background to allow students to move into more advanced art classes. Skills and knowledge in the areas of ceramics, art history and other sculpture are expected to be gained by the learner. Students must complete both Art Survey courses before they are allowed to move into any upper level art courses.

CERAMICS I (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D & Art Survey 3-D A course in pottery where students study and experience studio techniques; they learn about various materials and different glazing techniques. The course provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of wheel thrown and handbuilt ceramics.

CERAMICS II (10-11-12) Prerequisite: Ceramics I

1/2 Unit

A course in pottery where students study and experience studio techniques; they learn about various materials and different glazing techniques. The course provides students with a more in-depth understanding of the basic concepts of wheel thrown and hand built ceramics gained by the learner in Ceramics I.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D and Art Survey 3-D

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Digital Photography I

This course is a deeper continuation of visual problem solving with the digital camera and computer. Understanding advanced techniques and vocabulary of digital photography and software, such as Adobe Photoshop, will enable the art student to create additional projects for their art portfolio as they become proficient in these areas.

DRAWING I (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D & Art Survey 3-D A two-dimensional course in various drawing media and techniques. Elements and principles of design will be stressed.

DRAWING II (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Drawing I

A more advanced two-dimensional course in various drawing media and techniques. Elements and principles of design will be stressed.

FIBERS & METALS (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D & Art Survey 3-D A comprehensive study of crafts as a fine art. Students will learn the metal smithing techniques for the construction of jewelry and sculpture. Handmade paper, fabric painting techniques, weaving, and basketry techniques will be explored.

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PAINTING I (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D & Art Survey 3-D A two-dimensional course in various painting media and techniques. Elements and principles of design will be stressed.

PAINTING II (10-11-12) Prerequisite: Painting I

1/2 Unit

A two-dimensional course that expands on the knowledge gained by the learner in Painting I with various painting media and techniques. Elements and principles of design will be stressed.

SCULPTURE I (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Art Survey 2-D & Art Survey 3-D

A course in sculpture where students study and experience studio techniques; they learn about various materials and different sculpture techniques. The course provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of sculpture building techniques.

SCULPTURE II (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Sculpture I or teacher recommendation

A course in sculpture where students study and experience studio techniques; they learn about various materials and different sculpture techniques. The course provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of sculpture building techniques.

SEQUENTIAL ART (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY)  1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

This course would provide a deeper studio exploration of visual storytelling and drawing techniques, ideally for Arts & Communication students in an afterschool setting (Cartoonist Club).

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PRACTICAL ARTS BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS Students taking business classes are required to join FBLA; dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses. Students taking marketing classes are required to join DECA, dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ACCOUNTING I (10-11-12)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Students will understand and apply the concept of the accounting equation in relationship to sole proprietorship and partnership using proper forms. A variety of methods will be utilized including manual entry and automated computer processing. Job seeking and job readiness skills will be demonstrated throughout the course. This class may be taken in conjunction with Supervised Business Experience.

BUSINESS 101 (9-10)  Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

This course is a one-semester, one halfunit of credit course offered primarily to freshmen for the purpose of introducing business students to the fundamentals of business knowledge. Its specific objectives are to prepare students to use business services wisely, to develop an understanding of money and banking systems, to learn wise use of credit, and to aid students in discovering and developing their interest along business lines.

BUSINESS LAW (10-11-12)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Business Law is a one-unit of credit, one-year course. The basics of everyday law concerning buying and selling, entering into contracts, business crimes,

torts, functions of courts, and many other areas of life are emphasized. Business law is designed to inform students of some of their rights and responsibilities as citizens, consumers, and employees

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP TECHNOLOGY (12)

Prerequisite: Desktop Publishing or Permission of Instructor.

1 Unit

Student will perform business management and support skills through correspondence processing, team projects, and identification of future workplace trends. Advanced computer skills and presentation software skills will be covered. Students will also become skilled at the technology of voice recognition, palm pilots, and podcasting. Employability skills will be gained by mock interviewing for a job, preparing a resume, filling out job applications and preparing an employment portfolio.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Students will perform business management and support skills through team projects and identification of future workplace trends. This course introduces concepts of desktop publishing. It includes an overview of word processing, graphics, and desktop publishing software. Emphasis will be on creation of student projects including newsletters, business reports, brochures, and promotional materials. Principles of layout and design will be practiced.

DIGITAL APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course combines marketing and communication principles with information technology in order to work in digital media. It also combines knowledge of current best practices in the industry with the business skills required to succeed (e.g. digital portfolios, Google apps, website management). This course also provides an understanding of business 87


concepts and professional development in today’s global office.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Explore business ownership by creating, operating and managing a business. Ex: Operating a restaurant in partnership with Culinary Arts class, Operating a manufacturing and sales business in partnership with Industrial Technology students. Students will learn what it takes to develop a business through this hands-on experience.

GLOBAL MARKETING (9-10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Global Marketing is a one-year unit course for freshmen through juniors interested in exploring global marketing. Students will study international trade agreements, promotion, and cultural etiquette techniques.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM (11-12) New for 2015-16

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism. This is a specialized marketing course that develops student understanding of marketing in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. Students gain experiences in marketing-information management, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling in the hospitality, travel, and tourism industry.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

International Business is a one-semester course designed to introduce students to basic business operations surrounding global trade. Cultural customs and traditions, trade, currency, business travel, geography, current events, imports/ exports, U.S. customs procedures and career opportunities in our world trade environment will be major topics of discussion. This course makes students aware of the growing need for becoming active in global business economy and 88

provides a solid foundation for college courses in business and international studies.

MARKETING I (10-11) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Students will study the foundations of marketing with an emphasis in: personal selling, pricing, distribution, technology skills, and communication skills.

MARKETING II (12)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS (12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING 1/2 Unit 1 Unit EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY)

Prerequisite: Marketing I or permission of instructor

Marketing II is a one-year, one-unit course for seniors interested in a career in the field of marketing. Students will study communication skills, business ethics, branding and packaging, target marketing, consumer behavior and independent marketing research.

MARKETING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (12) (COE) Prerequisite: None

2 Units

Marketing Cooperative Education is a one-year, one-unit course for seniors interested in the field of marketing. Seniors must be enrolled in the Marketing II course in order to receive credit in the Marketing COE work experience. Students are employed in a training station that directly contributes to the development of the marketing competencies necessary for successful employment in the field of marketing. The student may earn up to two credits for their on-the-job experience based on an average of 20 hours of work per week. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be earned for Marketing II/Marketing COE. Students should have accumulated a 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance before they apply for the program in the spring of their junior year.

MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

tations in various media formats. This course will also include the use of web programming languages, graphics applications, and other web authoring tools to design, edit, launch, and maintain web sites and pages. Course is offered to students 9-12, this is a 1-hour, 1-semester class.

1/2 Unit

Students will work with multimedia software to develop electronic presentations. They will learn how to manipulate text, art and graphics, photography, animation, audio, and video for presen-

Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least two of the following courses: International Business, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Business Law, Marketing I or II, and/or Accounting I or Dual Credit Accounting. Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation. Introduces students to a wide range of management needs, problems, and issues of not-for-profit organizations. It considers such items as the following: the executive director as manager; working with a policy board; volunteer/ staff relations; personnel administration; budgeting and financial management; fundraising and sources of revenue; longrange planning; and community organization.

PERSONAL FINANCE (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU – 3 CREDIT HOURS)

Prerequisite: 3.0 cumulative GPA

1/2 Unit

Introduction to the concepts and tools necessary for effective management of personal finances will be introduced. Goal setting, the decision-making process, obtaining and using credit, insurance, banking and retirement planning will be included. Exposure to various business careers and comparable decisions that business owners and managers make will also be included. Financial literacy is essential in meeting the financial challenges of the 21st century. The competencies which form the basis for this semester course enable students to analyze their personal financial decisions, evaluate the costs and benefits of their decisions, and recognize their rights and responsibilities as consumers, and apply the knowledge www.joplineagles.org


learned. This class is offered in an online blended format.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY (11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

Personal Financial Literacy is a one-semester course. Students discover ways to identify needs and wants, to be able to manage resources to reach short and long term goals. Students explore the uses of credit and learn how to make wise spending and investment decisions. Insurance, checking accounts, and budgeting are also emphasized.

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

This course will help students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing promotions, sponsorship proposals, and implementation of sports marketing plans. This course will also delve into promotion plans, sponsorship proposals, sports marketing plans, and event evaluation and management techniques.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 101 SUPERVISED BUSINESS (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU – 3 CREDIT HOURS) 1/2 Unit EXPERIENCE (12)  Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 19 or higher or Math 30 or above.

A core course on the goals, organization, and operation of the US Economy. Topics include: scarcity and choice; the role of profits, saving, investment and competition; the economic functions of government; limitations of the market system; other types of economic systems; and international trade. Additional topics include setting goals, budgeting, savings and investing, credit management, and retirement planning.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT (10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

A specialized marketing course providing instruction of marketing practices that support the sale of products to retail consumers. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communications, problem solving and critical thinking skills as they relate to product design, selling, pricing, distribution, retail promotion, visual merchandising, retail cycles, retail theories, and career opportunities in the retail industry. This course may focus on a specific retail sector, such as fashion, sporting goods, or electronics.

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1 Unit

Prerequisite: None

DRAMA, DEBATE, & T.V. PRODUCTIONS COURSE OFFERINGS Prerequisite: None

ACTING II (10-11-12)

This course will build on the skills introduced in Acting I. Students will focus on working with scene partners and developing a relationship between characters. Students will also develop the auditioning techniques that will help prepare them for auditions for future productions, scholarships, as well as job interviews.

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Acting II or permission from instructor.

This course will have students use the skills they developed in Acting I and II. Students will also develop skills as directors and playwrights. Students in the class will write scenes to be performed and directed by students. By the end of the semester students will be able to follow through with the process and skill of directing and playwriting.

ACTING IV (12) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Acting I, II, III or permission from instructor. This course is a continuation of the study of creating dramatic character from text through monologues and scene study, focusing on the analysis, interpretation, and performance of the classics, focusing primarily on Shakespeare.

1 Unit ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING (11-12) 

This course is an introduction to the craft of acting. Students will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the basic principles: self awareness, relaxation, concentration, use of voice, body movement, sense memory, spontaneity, self awareness, privacy in public, imagination, visualization, truthful actions, objectives, tactics, endowments, sense of urgency and living the reality of the given

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Acting I or permission from instructor.

2 Units ACTING III (11-12)

Supervised Business Experience students use their business technology skills to work in office jobs in the Joplin community during half of their school day. They get paid and receive two hours of credit toward graduation. Students should have accumulated a 2.5 GPA and a 90% attendance record before they apply for the program in the spring of their junior year. This program gives the student, teacher and employer the opportunity to work together to help the student acquire the best skills possible for future employment. Students will also need to be enrolled in one of the following courses: Accounting I or Business Leadership Technology

ACTING I (9-10-11-12)

circumstances. Students will explore these concepts through physical and vocal warm ups, improvisations, theatre exercises, object exercises, scene work, class discussions, self-evaluations, text exploration and written analysis.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in English III CP or English IV CP or its equivalent and/or the recommendation of the instructor.

This course is designed to teach students various interpersonal skills pertinent to one-on-one, small group and large group communication. Topics covered will include: “reading” the audience, non-verbal communication, the rules of etiquette and appropriate dress, effective 89


use of the voice, the phonetic alphabet, and group dynamics. Students will be required to make a series of formal and informal presentations to the class, or in real life practical situations. Group dynamics and effective speaking will be a major emphasis in the course. Note: Advanced Public Speaking is an honors weighted course and will be taught in a “blended format” with a significant portion of the assignments and correspondence delivered on-line.

AUDIO PRODUCTIONS (10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: Overall grade point average of C or better Audio Production encompasses basic information about the elements of audio, audio in broadcasting, sound recording, audio compositing.

BEGINNING DEBATE (9-10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Beginning Debate covers argumentation skills, logical thinking skills, the three types of debates, research skills; students participate with in-class debates against their classmates. Participation with Speech/Debate Team is optional.

CONTEST DEBATE (10-11-12)

1 Unit ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (12) 1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Beginning Debate, Teacher Permission

Contest Debate covers in-depth analysis of debate topics, argumentation skills, and research skills. Students will participate in practice debates in class and prepare debate cases for competitions. Students will compete in various debate events including team debate, LincolnDouglas debate, public forum debate, extemporaneous speaking, mock trial, and student congress. Participation with Speech/Debate team is required.

CONTEST SPEECH (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Beginning Debate, Teacher Permission and Participation with Speech/ Debate team is required.

Contest Speech covers in-depth analysis of interpretative events, acting events, and improvisation events for competition; students prepare events using in-class time. Students will perform in a wide variety of competitive events, such as dramatic and humorous interpretation, duo interpretation, prose/poetry interpretation, improvisational duet, storytelling, original oratory, and student congress. Students will travel to competitive tournaments.

BROADCAST PRACTICUM (11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING FILM (11-12) 1 Unit EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: TV Productions, Teacher Prerequisite: TV Productions, teacher recommendation, and overall grade point average of B or above and Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation. Broadcast Practicum would offer the opportunity for students to film real world situations and gain real world experience preparing them for a career in broadcast television.

BROADCASTING (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: TV Productions, teacher recommendation, and a overall grade point average of B or above.

Broadcasting applies the journalism element to TV Productions and creates an opportunity for students to run a news studio at full capacity for creating and disseminating news to the public. 90

recommendation, and overall grade point average of B or above.

Film class would embody the overall production of the creative visual element. This would include the techniques behind creating feature films, short films, commercial production, documentary, music video, and silent film.

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

This course introduces students to public relations by teaching them to apply basic elements of public relations including planning, special events, speeches, news releases, print, visual, and electronic media techniques.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in English IV or its equivalent.

This course is designed to teach students various interpersonal skills pertinent to one-on-one, small group and large group communication. Topics covered will include: “reading” the audience, non-verbal communication, the rules of etiquette and appropriate dress, effective use of the voice, the phonetic alphabet, and group dynamics. Students will be required to make a series of formal and informal presentations to the class, or in real life practical situations. Group dynamics and effective speaking will be a major emphasis in the course. Note: Oral Communications I is an honors weighted course and will be taught in a “blended format” with a significant portion of the assignments and correspondence delivered on-line.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in English IV or its equivalent.

This course is designed to introduce students to theories and techniques of non-written communication in business and society. Topics include: the nature of human communication, listening skills, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. Students will participate in communication activities, as well as research, organize, and present formal speeches to the class or in real life situations. This course will focus on the fundamentals of effective oral communication. Note: Oral Communications II is an honors weighted course and will be taught in a “blended format” with a significant portion of the assignments and correspondence delivered on-line.

PROJECT COORDINATION (11-12) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Public Relations

Project coordination works across groups, aligning internal team members and external stakeholders. Coordinators

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will monitor project phases and schedules, arrange support services, order supplies, and track progress. The project coordinator typically serves as a department liaison to product developers and marketing executives.

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT (11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Public Relations

This course addresses the ethical responsibilities of multimedia journalists as they apply to story development, audience reaction, story evolution, and personal and organizational message control. Students will learn how consumers absorb, act, and react upon news based on media format and content emphasized in that format. The course also provides an overview of the media industry landscape, examining how the different players interact and how they balance being news gatherers and content creators for the purpose of generating revenue from the content.

SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPOSITING (11-12) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: TV Productions, Teacher recommendation, and overall grade point average of B or above.

Special Effects/Compositing would cover the basic techniques of computer graphics, motion graphic design, animation, film compositing, and 3D compositing.

SPEECH/PUBLIC SPEAKING (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Speech covers the process of basic communication, stage fright, relaxation exercises, warm-ups, improvisation games, performing commercials and advertising, writing speeches, and performing speeches in categories such as demonstrative speaking, persuasive speaking, informative speaking, etc. Participation in Speech/Debate contests is optional.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE A: COSTUME THEATER PERFORMANCE DESIGN AND PUBLICITY (11-12) (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Acting I, II, III, IV Prerequisite: None

Technical Theatre A will focus on costume design, makeup design, props, and publicity. This is a hands-on introduction to the understanding, designing, crafting and execution of theatrical productions. Our objective is to learn the basics of theatre terminology and to obtain the hands-on skills to properly execute the basic theatre production. Students will emerge from this course better problem solvers, tailors or seamstresses, makeup artists and leaders.

TECHNICAL THEATRE B: SET DESIGN AND STAGE MANAGEMENT (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

Technical Theatre B will focus on set design, lighting design, sound design, and stage management. This is a hands-on introduction to the understanding, designing, crafting and execution of theatrical productions. Our objective is to learn the basics of theatre terminology and to obtain the hands-on skills to properly execute the basic theatre production.

THEATRE APPRECIATION (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

The purpose of Theatre Appreciation is to increase students’ understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of theatre. Readings and lectures will focus on the elements of theatrical practice; artists and innovators of theatre throughout history; and on the theatre’s development as an art form and a social phenomenon; participation in class discussions and sharing of critiques and short reports will offer avenues to explore students’ individual theatrical interests; and attendance at theatrical events will offer first¬hand experience in theatre arts.

1 Unit

This course is formatted for advanced actors. The course will build on the skills developed in Acting classes I-IV. This is a performance-based class. Each semester the students will work to put on a show. The first semester the students will put on a modern realism one act. At the end of the second semester, the students will put on a production written by Shakespeare.

THEATRE REVIEW (11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

Fine Art Elective. Students can learn how to critique a show based on the acting and technical aspects. The students will view shows in the community and play the role of a critic with specific expectations for each critique. Completed critiques may also be submitted into the Journalism instructor for The Spyglass and Jet-14 for reporting.

TV PRODUCTIONS (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: FTC application and interview, and an overall grade point average of B or above.

TV Productions is a year-long class involving the study and implementation of the basics of video/television production and an introduction to broadcast journalism. Included in this will be instruction in video camera operation and techniques of basic field videography. The basics of non-linear video editing and program structure will also be covered in this class. TV Productions will introduce the students to the standards and practices of broadcast journalism through practical hands-on projects. The final objective of the class will be to produce, write, shoot, and edit a series of short news and informational programs to be aired on television. *Acting and Theatre courses are considered Fine Arts courses.

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ENGLISH COURSE OFFERINGS ACADEMICS PLUS (10-11-12)

ENGLISH I: PRE-AP (9) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Sophomores must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Juniors and seniors should meet the following math criteria: have completed or are concurrently enrolled in Algebra II. Juniors and seniors should meet the following English criteria: enrolled in an English college prep curriculum OR have 3.0 cumulative GPA OR have previously scored an ACT composite of 21.

This is a one-semester course with two different teachers (English and math) on a nine-week (one quarter) rotation schedule. This course is designed for the academically minded student planning to start at a two-year community college or a four-year college or university after graduation. The class is intended to accelerate knowledge, critical thinking, and preparation for the ACT. Both components of this course (English and math) will emphasize ACT preparation, focusing on content and testing strategies.

ENGLISH I (9)

Prerequisites: None

1 Unit

English I is a grade-level literature and English class. Text-dependent reading skills and analysis, writing in narrative, expository, and argumentative formats, and collaborative research and presentation skills are taught in connection with 21st Century learning skills. Grammar instruction is delivered independently and in conjunction with writing projects. The course also includes a library unit designed to acquaint the student with print and online resources. Students in English I explore careers and learn skills necessary to succeed as students, family members, employees, and citizens. Students will read a combination of classic and modern fiction selections, poetry, drama, short story, and nonfiction pieces. This course will cover all Missouri Learning Standards.

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English I Pre-AP will cover all Missouri Learning Standards for 9th grade English with literature and writing selections that appeal to students with interests in achieving a deeper understanding of the concepts and working toward Advanced Placement English.

ENGLISH II (10)

Prerequisite: English I

1 Unit

English II continues the study of literature, language, and composition skills essential for success in the classroom and beyond. English II is designed to assist students working at the sophomore grade level in attaining proficiency in 21st Century learning skills and in reading and analyzing written communications. Emphasis is placed on text-dependent reading skills and analysis, primarily using major works from the world literature canon. Grammar is studied as an integral function of these activities with additional study as needed. Additionally, project-based learning activities are incorporated to assist students in developing and refining business, career, and communication skills. Technology is incorporated to assist with college and career readiness. This course will cover all Missouri Learning Standards.

ENGLISH II: PRE-AP (10)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: English I or English I Pre-AP

English I Pre-AP will cover all Missouri Learning Standards for 9th grade English with literature and writing selections that appeal to students with interests in achieving a deeper understanding of the concepts and working toward Advanced Placement English.

ENGLISH III (11)

Prerequisite: English II

1 Unit

English III is a grade level, two-semester course that develops reading and communication skills needed for success in the classroom and beyond. The course is strongly based in American literature. Students will read and analyze seminal documents from American history, non-fiction selections, short stories,

novels, poetry, and drama. In addition, this course will incorporate a comprehensive series of learning activities designed to assist students in developing and refining career-related communications skills. During the course, communication skills are taught using methods that model challenges and responsibilities found in real world employment tasks. English III implements modules that are activity-oriented. This course also helps students strengthen listening, speaking, problem-solving, visual and non-verbal skills.

ENGLISH III (11) (COLLEGE PREP) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students who enroll in this course should have taken English II Pre-AP, attaining a grade of a B or higher, or they should have taken English II with a score of Advanced (or Proficient nearing Advanced) and have a strong teacher recommendation. Students should be aware that this course is reading and writing intensive and that homework is mandatory. This is an honors course weighted at 4.5. Finals are mandatory. English III CP is a two-semester course designed to enhance 21st century communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This course is strongly based around American authors. The students will read, analyze, and discuss non-fiction, short stories, novels, poetry, and drama from various cultures and eras of American history. Writing assignments will stress proper development of the recognized writing process and will focus on clarity of expression and explanation and correct usage of grammar and punctuation. Students are expected to hone their critical thinking skills through an emphasis of literary analysis, formal composition, and multi-media research. Additional emphasis is placed on strengthening vocabulary skills.

ENGLISH III (COLLEGE PREP) AND AM HISTORY (11)

English III CP 1 unit of credit and American History 1 unit

2 Units

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and have a strong teacher recommendation. Students should be aware that this course is reading and writing intensive.

Is an interdisciplinary course designed to teach English skills though the content of American History. The course is designed to enhance 21st century communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. American history will be the basis of the writings and study. The students will read, analyze, and discuss non-fiction, short stories, novels, poetry, and drama from various cultures and eras of American history. Writing assignments will stress proper development of the recognized writing process and will focus on clarity of expression and explanation and correct usage of grammar and punctuation. Students are expected to hone their critical thinking skills through an emphasis of literary analysis, formal composition, and multimedia research. Additional emphasis is placed on strengthening vocabulary skills. The critical analysis of original text will be an important focus of the course. Units of study will be America (beginnings to 1607) and continuing through to Contemporary America (1945 to present). The students will be expected to demonstrate, through examination, an understanding of American history and American institutions as prescribed by state statute.

ENGLISH IV (12) (COLLEGE PREP) 1 Unit Prerequisites: Students enrolling in English IV CP should have successfully completed English II ICP with an A or B, should have a record of good attendance, and should have a good work ethic. Students who did not take English III CP should have had an A or B in English III, a good record of attendance, a good work ethic, and a strong teacher reference. Students should understand that English IV CP is reading and writing intensive and homework is mandatory. This is an honors course and is weighted at 4.5. Finals are mandatory.

English IV CP is a two-semester course that continues to develop the skills attained in English III CP. Students in this course will continue utilizing 21st Century skills to prepare for college, including the composition of a formal college research project and continuing study of the writing process. Students will JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

primarily read works from the English Literature canon, honing their critical thinking and analytical skills, while increasing their cultural awareness.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I & II (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 2 CREDIT HOURS)

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Prerequisite: ACT score of 22 in English. This is an honors English course weighted at 4.5. Finals are mandatory. English Composition I is a junior/senior level English elective that allows the student to earn both high school and college credit from Missouri Southern State University.

The course is a study of the principles of effective writing based upon expository models. This course focuses on and requires students to practice the steps in the writing process, with special emphasis on peer editing and revision. Students will learn how to find quality sources and avoid plagiarism, in addition to learning to correctly cite sources. Students will also read and discuss examples of effective writing. In addition, students will review conventions, grammar, and mechanics and complete exercises and/or quizzes to show their proficiency in these areas. Students may enroll in English Composition II upon successful completion of English Composition I Dual Credit. This course continues the development of the writing skills emphasized in Composition I, particularly finding sources, avoiding plagiarism, and citing sources correctly. Students will initiate, develop, and complete two argument-based research projects. The first project is broken into three focused papers, ranging from 3-7 pages each. The second project results in a 10-15 page college-level research paper.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: This class is open to juniors first and seniors second. A junior student will have completed English I Pre-AP and English II Pre-AP classes with grades of B or higher in each class; ALSO, the student must be evaluated by and recommended by his or her English II teacher. A senior student will have successful completion of

English II Pre-AP and English III College Prep with course grades of B or higher. This is an honors English class with mandatory homework and finals. A minimum ACT score (Reading 22, English 18), or comparable SAT score, is required.

The English Language and Composition Advanced Placement course is designed for the intense study of rhetorical style and composition at the college level. Students enrolling in this course will read a variety of essays, news articles, biographies, political speeches, editorials, and advertisements for the purposes of rhetorical analysis and critique. Students will study grammar as it pertains to syntax and diction. They will create compositions analyzing the published works of others. The course is weighted 5.0 and is writing intensive. Students enrolling in this course should possess strong reading and writing skills and an established strong work ethic.

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in English Literature and Composition AP should have successfully completed studies in English I Pre-AP and English II Pre-AP, English III CP, or English Language and Composition Advanced Placement courses. Students should have an outstanding record of attendance, a strong work ethic, and a strong teacher recommendation. Students should be aware that this is a reading and writing intensive course and homework is mandatory. This is a college-level honors course weighted at 5.0. Finals are mandatory. A minimum ACT score (Reading 22, English 18), or comparable SAT score, is required.

The English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement course is a reading and writing intensive, college-level class designed for the study of literary analysis, the development of critical thinking, and the refinement of the writing process, following the recommendations of the College Board. Students in this course can expect to study poetry, dramas, novels, and short stories primarily from the English canon for the purposes of critical and rhetorical analyses. Students will examine the authors’ use of syntax, diction, and style to determine purpose, 93


theme and tone.

FANTASY LITERATURE (12) Prerequisites: English III

1/2 Unit

Fantasy Literature is a one semester English course for seniors. The course will focus on the elements and writing of fantasy literature. Students will read, analyze, and write about classic and contemporary fantasy literature, emphasizing theme, characterization, plot development, and imagery.

HUMANITIES LITERATURE (12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed English Language and Composition Advanced Placement or English III CP with a grade of an A or B, have a strong work ethic, and a good attendance rate. Students who did not take a college prep course prior to this class must have an A or B in English III, a strong teacher recommendation, a strong work ethic, and a good record of attendance. This course is reading and writing intensive and homework is mandatory. This is an honors course and is weighted at 4.5. Finals are mandatory.

Humanities Literature is a two-semester honors course designed to introduce students to global studies in philosophy, world religions, human rights, the meaning of life and death, the need for aesthetics, and other driving ontological questions. The course combines reading from a wide variety of genres of literature with probing questions designed to develop critical thinking skills and to introduce students to a variety of cultures and global perspectives. Writing is primarily introspective and pointed toward extending thinking about the concepts and information from the readings. Collaboration, critical thinking, research, and the writing process will utilize 21st Century philosophy and skills. Students will participate in a humanitarian mission as a group project.

JOPLIMO YEARBOOK STAFF (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed Journalism I and Journalism II, and should have a strong work ethic and an outstanding attendance record. Students 94

should be prepared to spend after-school hours covering school events.

Students who successfully completed Journalism I and Journalism II and are interested in this course may apply to be a member of the yearbook staff. Staff members are responsible for the funding and marketing of the yearbook and for taking photos of school events and for creating lay-outs using the state of the art website provided by our publisher. Students experience real life rigor and relevance with working with fellow staff members and working by real-life deadlines with real-life consequences. Note: Joplimo Yearbook class may serve as a practical art credit for graduation requirements.

JOPLIMO YEARBOOK LEADERSHIP (12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: Journalism I, Journalism II, and yearbook. The students should have a strong work ethic and an outstanding attendance record. Students must be prepared to spend after-school hours covering school events. This course must be approved by appointment of the instructor. Students who successfully completed Journalism I and Journalism II, and have been an integral part of the yearbook staff may apply to be in a leadership for the yearbook staff. A yearbook staff leader has a significant amount of responsibility for the yearbook. A successful candidate will experience real life rigor and relevance while working with fellow staff members, and encounter real-life deadlines with real-life consequences. This is a weighted course. Note: Joplimo Yearbook class may serve as a practical art credit for graduation requirements.

JOURNALISM I (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

recommendation from their most recent English teacher affirming their strong writing skills, or sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have demonstrated strong writing skills at the high school level by achieving an A, B, or C in their English courses. This course is a prerequisite for Journalism II.

JOURNALISM II (9-10-11-12)

This one-semester elective course is an extension of the Journalism I course. Students who successfully complete Journalism 1 with a C or better can elect to take Journalism II, which covers additional journalism instruction to prepare students to be members of either of the JHS student publications. Course instruction will include layout and design principles, basics of digital photocomposition and writing thorough and factual captions. Completion of this class does not assure student of automatic placement on a student publication staff. Interested students will need to complete the application process to be considered.

LITERATURE OF WAR (12)  Prerequisites: English III

It is open to freshmen who have a letter of

1/2 Unit

Literature of War is a one semester English course for seniors. Students will examine and explore various themes and concepts of war, including but not limited to moral, economic, and social issues arising from war, and stories of the men and women involved in war. Students will read and discuss nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama, as well as narrative histories and some film study. Students will engage in narrative, informative, and argumentative writing.

1/2 Unit MYSTERY LITERATURE (12)

This one semester elective course is a writing-based course designed to train students in the skill of writing in the inverted pyramid style of news writing and instruction in writing feature stories and headline-writing.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed Journalism I with a C or better.

Prerequisites: English III

1/2 Unit

Mystery Literature is a one semester English course for seniors. Students will read, analyze, and write about classic and contemporary mystery literature. Students will discuss the genre of mystery fiction, with emphasis on the detective story. The plots and characters of several short www.joplineagles.org


stories and novels will be examined.

cations staff and working with deadlines.

in both personal and career lives.

MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE (12)

Note: Spyglass Magazine class may serve as a practical art credit for graduation requirements.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT I (9-10-11-12)

SPYGLASS LEADERSHIP – ON-LINE EDITION (12)

This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to issues and practices related to the development, care, and guidance of a child beginning with the prenatal period through school age.

Prerequisites: English III

1/2 Unit

Mythology and Folklore provides an extension of Greek and Roman mythology studied in the ninth grade in addition to Norse, American Indian, African, Arthurian, and Ozarkian literature. The writing assignments include response papers comparing and contrasting the literature as well as creative writing patterned after selections the students read. The emphasis is, however, on reading assignments completed outside class so that class time can be spent in discussion, research, and projects to prepare the student for success in school and beyond.

PHILOSOPHY AND CRITICAL THINKING (12) Prerequisites: English III

1/2 Unit

Philosophy and Critical Thinking is one semester English course for Seniors. The course is designed to introduce students to reading, thinking, writing, and conversing about the philosophical and moral implications of current events. Students will learn to apply moral reasoning to personal, historical, and contemporary issues. Students will engage in narrative, informative, and argumentative writing, and will develop class presentations to share their work.

SPYGLASS MAGAZINE STAFF (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed studies in Journalism I and Journalism II, have a strong work ethic and outstanding attendance, and should be prepared to spend after-school hours covering school events.

Students who successfully completed Journalism I and Journalism II and are interested in this course may apply to be a member of the Spyglass staff. Staff members are responsible for the funding and preparation of stories for both the Spyglass magazine and Spyglass web-edition. Students experience the real-life rigor and relevance of working on a publiJHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Journalism I, Journalism II, and SpyGlass. The students should have a strong work ethic and an outstanding attendance record. Students must be prepared to spend after-school hours covering school events. This course must be approved by appointment of the instructor.

Students who successfully completed Journalism I and Journalism II, and have been an integral part of the SpyGlass staff may apply to be in a leadership position for the SpyGlass staff. A SpyGlass staff leader has a significant amount of responsibility for the school newspaper. A successful candidate will experience real life rigor and relevance while working with fellow staff members, and encounter real-life deadlines with real-life consequences. This is a weighted course. Note: Spyglass Magazine class may serve as a practical art credit for graduation requirements.

PRACTICAL ARTS - FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS CAREER DEVELOPMENT FACS (9-10) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

This course’s primary purpose is to provide students with basic life skills that are necessary in the preparation of a future life as an independent adult. This course enables student to construct meaning related to career development/ preparation and entrepreneurship. Students will learn to communicate effectively with employers and solve problems related to the development of entrepreneurship skills. This course also advises the students on how to make responsible decisions that impact career development. Students will discover ways of coming with the challenges of life and leadership

Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

CHILD DEVELOPMENT II: PRE-SCHOOL INTERNSHIP (12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Child Development I.

An instructional program that provides advanced study in child development and guidance, including the physical, social, and intellectual development of children. Actual experience in supervising children will provide the opportunity to improve parenting skills, explore careers related to child development, and gain general employment skills. Junior students may intern before/after the school day or during the day on campus; whereas, senior students may elect to intern during the school day with proper approval. This course can be blended in its format based on the instructor’s preference.

FASHION DESIGN I (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course is an exploration of the field of fashion, including fashion capitals, fashion designers, merchandising, and retailing. Students discover the social, psychological, and physiological aspects of clothing and textile products. Projects include garment construction styles identification and fashion sketches.

FASHION DESIGN II (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Fashion Design I

This advanced course includes programs that prepare individuals to understand the social, psychological, and physiological, and physiological aspects of clothing and textiles, the nature, acquisition, and the use of clothing and textile products. The course also covers the selection, construction, maintenance, and alter95


ation of clothing and textile products; and the effect of consumer choices on the individual and family as well as on the clothing and textile industry

FOOD SCIENCE (11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition I. Lab Fee of $5.00 required

This instructional course prepares individuals to use the scientific method to study the biological and chemical basis for food fermentation, preservation, processing, and preparation. This course will allow students to construct meaning related to the biochemistry of foods and nutrition; solve problems related to foods and nutrition through the application of scientific principles; and assess the impact of food safety and sanitation on the health and well being of individuals and families.

FOODS AND NUTRITION I (9-10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: None. Lab fee of $5.00 required.

The purpose of this introductory course is to give students a basic knowledge of food and nutrition that can be used in everyday life. The course provides an orientation to equipment and preparation techniques to enable students to work successfully in a kitchen. Guidelines are given for buying, storing, and preparing specific types of foods. Emphasis is given to planning meals and understanding how to make healthy food choices.

FOODS AND NUTRITION II (9-10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition I . Lab fee of $5.00 required.

This advanced course is designed to strengthen decision-making in the choice, storage, and preparation of a variety of foods. Good management practices in the kitchen are further developed. Skills are applied to the management and serving of meals.

HOUSING & INTERIOR DESIGN I (11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

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including architecture styles, furniture, decorating techniques, floor plans, and exposure to related career opportunities. Design projects and field trips are incorporated. Projects include floor plans drawn to scale illustrating furniture arrangements, identification of architectural styles, and sample boards of surface area coverings.

HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN II (11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Housing and Interior Design I Housing and Interior Design II focuses on personal and family housing needs, options for meeting those needs, and the impact of the housing industry on the economy, trends, finance, construction and artful principles as applied to housing. Other topics emphasize competencies related to management of furnishings and appliances, conservation, green design, home technology, and career opportunities in housing. This course can be blended in its format based on the instructor’s preference.

INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM (9-10) 1/2 Unit

“B” average in the most recent English class. Students with a minimum of a “C” average may request this course with teacher and /or counselor approval. French I emphasizes listening, reading, speaking, writing, and culture study. Basic structures of the French language are taught to the fullest extent appropriate at this entry level. The student learns simple conversation on a variety of topics of immediate interest to the students such as home, school, family, sports, and friends.

FRENCH II (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully mastered the objectives from French I with a grade of “C” or better. Possibly open to freshmen with previous French studies and instructor approval.

The second year of French begins with a comprehensive review of the grammar and vocabulary from the first year course. There is increased emphasis upon comprehension, communication and cultural appreciation. More complex linguistic skills, structural patterns and vocabulary are stressed.

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of management related to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include: financial management, human resource issues, hotel and resort management, food and beverage management, and event planning. The course will cover a broad range of topics related to the travel experience, from business development to tourism as an industry and the impacts it has on communities and places. Students will also be introduced to key elements of the hospitality service industry and opportunities for employment within this industry. The course will also introduce concepts such as sustainability, planning, and ethical responsibility.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE OFFERINGS FRENCH I (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students need to have a

FRENCH III (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a “B” or better in French II to enter and succeed in this course.

French III emphasizes reading comprehension, writing skills, and oral proficiency. Students will practice skills to gain proficiency while expanding their communication skills. Basic grammar concepts are reinforced through authentic oral tasks. Students read the French versions of The Little Prince and Phantom of the Opera.

FRENCH IV (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a grade of “B” or better in French III in order to enroll in this course. In this course, students will demonstrate more complex understanding of the language. They will develop higher order thinking skills as they generate, analyze, and evaluate ideas and themes presented

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in course materials. Students will further develop competencies in listening and writing. Functional ability in spoken French will be demonstrated through authentic communication tasks.

FRENCH LANGUAGE (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a “B” or better in previous French courses and have instructor approval.

This is an Advanced Placement French Language course. It is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. The course content will be a mixture of different intellectual interests such as history, current events, literature and culture. AP French seeks to develop language skills that are useful and can be applied to various activities and disciplines. Much emphasis is placed upon the organization and writing of composition. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to comprehend formal and informal spoken French, read and understand authentic periodicals and modern literature in French, compose expository passages, and express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. Only those students who have excelled through French IV will be encouraged to enroll in this course

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRE-AP (9-10)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Recommendation from English teacher and the appropriate English grade from previous academic year. This course is an accelerated study, combining course competencies from first and second year French courses into one year of study. Students will be recommended for this course through a combination of the following: 1. Recommendation from English teacher. 2. Appropriate English grade from previous academic year. There will be much at-home practice, and the quick pace demands good attendance. First semester, students will be introJHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

duced to the basic formation of the language. All five areas of the language are presented: speaking, writing, reading, listening and culture. Through phonics and basic repetitions, students master standard conversational questions and answers and are able to communicate in basic, present-tense situations. Correct syntax, spelling and mechanics are learned through sentence writing. Oral and reading comprehension are measured in each lesson. A broad overview of the culture of the French-speaking world is offered. The second semester of Pre-AP French Language will continue to build all skills necessary for communication. Primary linguistic skills continue to be stressed while more complex structural patterns, wider vocabulary and more demanding readings, dialogues and cultural selections are introduced. Students will begin narration about past events. Upon completion of this coursework with an “A” or “B”, the student will be able to enroll in French III for the next year.

GERMAN I (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students need to have a “B” average in the most recent English class. Students with a minimum of a “C” average may request this course with teacher and /or counselor approval.

German I emphasizes listening, reading, speaking, writing, and culture study. Basic structures of the German language are taught to the fullest extent appropriate at this entry level. The student learns simple conversation on a variety of topics of immediate interest to the students such as home, school, family, sports, and friends. It is suggested that a student have at least a “C” in English before enrolling in this class.

GERMAN II (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully mastered the objectives from German I with a grade of “C” or better. The second year of German begins with a comprehensive review of the grammar and vocabulary from the first year course.

There is increased emphasis upon comprehension, communication, and cultural appreciation. More complex linguistic skills, structural patterns, and vocabulary are stressed.

GERMAN III (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a “B” or better in German II to enter and succeed in this course.

German III emphasizes reading comprehension, writing skills, and oral proficiency. Students will practice skills to gain proficiency while expanding their communication skills. Basic grammar concepts are reinforced through authentic oral tasks.

GERMAN IV (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have earned a “B” or better in German III.

German IV advances and expands the oral and written patterns of the earlier courses, encouraging the student’s free expression in German, with special attention to idiomatic usage. More advanced reading material is used in longer passages, both for its literary value and its use as a basis for more complex oral expression. Review of grammar and vocabulary from previous courses insures confidence in the student’s ability to manipulate the language effectively

GERMAN LANGUAGE (12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a grade of “B” or better in German III in order to enroll in this course.

In this course, students will demonstrate more complex understanding of the language. They will develop higher order thinking skills as they generate, analyze, and evaluate ideas and themes presented in course materials. Students will further develop competencies in listening and writing. Functional ability in spoken German will be demonstrated through authentic communication tasks.

SPANISH I (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students need to have a “B” average in the most recent English class. Students with a minimum of a “C” average may request this course with teacher and /or

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counselor approval.

This course introduces the student to the sound system of Spanish. Students are introduced to all five areas of the language: speaking, writing, reading, listening, and culture. Through phonics and basic repetitions, students master standard conversational questions and answers and are able to communicate in basic, present-tense situations. Correct syntax, spelling, and mechanics are learned through sentence writing. Aural and reading comprehension are measured in each lesson. A broad overview of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world is offered. For success in this class, it is suggested that a student have at least a “C” in English.

SPANISH II (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully mastered the objectives from Spanish I with a grade of “C” or better.

The second year of Spanish begins with a comprehensive review of the grammar and vocabulary from the Spanish I course. Primary linguistic skills continue to be stressed, while more complex structural patterns, wider vocabulary, and more demanding readings, dialogues, and cultural selections are introduced.

SPANISH III (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully mastered the objectives through Spanish II and have at least a grade of “B” in the latter. It is understood that all objectives from the previous levels are reinforced. Only those with heavy emphasis will be reiterated here. Spanish III continues the development and expansion of the basic language skills (comprehension of the normal stream of native speech, facility in speaking, reading with dual comprehension, and writing). There is an increased emphasis upon oral proficiency in authentic situations. Reading, writing, and listening expectations are greatly increased. Students are introduced to literature from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPANISH IV (11-12)

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Spanish IV advances and expands the oral and written patterns of the earlier courses, encouraging the student’s free expression in Spanish, with special attention to idiomatic usage. More advanced reading material is used in longer passages, both for its literary value and its use as a basis for more complex oral expression. Review of grammar and vocabulary from previous courses insures confidence in the student’s ability to manipulate the language effectively.

SPANISH LANGUAGE (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have a “B” or better in previous Spanish courses and have instructor approval.

This is an Advanced Placement Spanish Language course. It is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. The course content will be a mixture of different intellectual interests such as history, current events, literature and culture. AP Spanish seeks to develop language skills that are useful and can be applied to various activities and disciplines. Much emphasis is placed upon the organization and writing of composition. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish, read and understand authentic periodicals and modern literature in Spanish, compose expository passages, and express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. Only those students who have excelled through Spanish IV will be encouraged to enroll in this course.

SPANISH LANGUAGE PRE-AP (9-10)

1. Recommendation from English teacher. 2. Appropriate English grade from previous academic year. There will be much at-home practice, and the quick pace demands good attendance. First semester, students will be introduced to the basic formation of the language. All five areas of the language are presented: speaking, writing, reading, listening and culture. Through phonics and basic repetitions, students master standard conversational questions and answers and are able to communicate in basic, present-tense situations. Correct syntax, spelling and mechanics are learned through sentence writing. Oral and reading comprehension are measured in each lesson. A broad overview of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world is offered. The second semester of Pre-AP Spanish Language will continue to build all skills necessary for communication. Primary linguistic skills continue to be stressed while more complex structural patterns, wider vocabulary and more demanding readings, dialogues and cultural selections are introduced. Students will begin narration about past events. Upon completion of this coursework with an “A” or “B”, the student will be able to enroll in Spanish III for the next year.

PRACTICAL ARTS INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS

FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY 1 Unit (9-10) 1 Unit

Prerequisite: Recommendation from English teacher and the appropriate English grade from previous academic year. This course is an accelerated study, combining course competencies from first and second year Spanish courses into one year of study. Students will be recommended for this course through a combination of the following:

Prerequisite: None

The course prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities www.joplineagles.org


apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations. Students will use tools and equipment in a lab-type environment to complete activities and projects.

GRAPHIC PRODUCTION I & II (11-12) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology, any business related course, or instructor approval

Students will use previous knowledge from Foundations and Communications Systems courses to complete projects in the Graphic Design field. Students will use a vinyl sign cutter, laser engraver, and CNC router as part of a hands-on experience in the course. Students will complete internships and job shadowing throughout the semester to prepare them for a graphic design career.

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (9-10) (PLTW) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for 9th and 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (10) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE) (PLTW)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering Design

This course is designated for 10th and 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

ROBOTICS I (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology or instructor approval

The course has an engineering scope, content, and professional practices that are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Through the use of their mathematical skills, students will use robotics to learn about problem solving, teamwork and computer programming. This course is an essential experience for students who are inter¬ested in technology, innovation, design, and engineering.

ROBOTICS II (11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology or instructor approval. The course has an engineering scope, content, and professional practices that are presented through practical applications. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Through the use of their mathematical skills, students will use robotics to learn about problem solving, teamwork and computer programming. This course is an essential experience for students who are interested in technology, innovation, design, and engineering.

TECHNOLOGICAL EXPLORATION (10) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Foundations of Technology

Students will investigate many different career clusters and program majors completing hands-on projects, discovering your career interests and abilities and the educational requirements to enter these fields. Select two of these four areas to explore:

• Communication Systems • Power/Energy/Transportation Systems • Engineering & Design • Production & Construction

PRACTICAL ARTS – J.R.O.T.C. JROTC PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY (11) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Personal Financial Literacy is a one-semester course. Students discover ways to identify needs and wants, to be able to manage resources to reach short and long term goals. Students explore the uses of credit and learn how to make wise spending and investment decisions. Insurance, checking accounts, and budgeting are also emphasized. Students are also required to do JROTC related training.

JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & TRAINING I (9)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

The mission of the Army Junior ROTC program is to motivate young people to be better Americans. The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and nation. This course also covers a variety of team events and lifetime health activities. During three years of J.R.O.T.C. a student may earn .5 units of Physical Education credit, .5 units of Personal Financial credits, 1 unit of Practical Arts credit, and 1 unit of an elective credit.

JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & TRAINING II (10) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

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program is to motivate young people to be better Americans. The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and nation. This course also covers a variety of team events and lifetime health activities. During three years of J.R.O.T.C. a student may earn .5 units of Physical Education credit, .5 units of Personal Financial credits, 1 unit of Practical Arts credit, and 1 unit of an elective credit.

JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & TRAINING III (11) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

The mission of the Army Junior ROTC program is to motivate young people to be better Americans. The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and nation. This course also covers a variety of team events and lifetime health activities. During three years of J.R.O.T.C. a student may earn .5 units of Physical Education credit, .5 units of Personal Financial credits, 1 unit of Practical Arts credit, and 1 unit of an elective credit. This class is offered in an online blended format.

JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & TRAINING IV (12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

The mission of the Army Junior ROTC program is to motivate young people to be better Americans. The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides 100

instruction rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and nation. This course also covers a variety of team events and lifetime health activities. During three years of J.R.O.T.C. a student may earn .5 units of Physical Education credit, .5 units of Personal Financial credits, 1 unit of Practical Arts credit, and 1 unit of an elective credit. Senior level sections will be offered. This class is offered in an online blended format.

JROTC Physical Education Exception Students will be able to utilize a Physical Education exception and may only be required to successfully complete .5 unit of regular Physical Education instruction if the student enrolls and successfully completes a JROTC course/s. JROTC courses may be counted for up to one-half unit (.5) of the state required Physical Education credit.

MATHEMATICS COURSE OFFERINGS ACADEMICS PLUS (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Sophomores must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Juniors and seniors should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II and (1) enrolled in college prep curriculum or (2) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or (3) previously scored ACT composite of 21 or (4) appeal to committee.

This is a one-semester course with 2 different teachers on a 9-week rotation schedule. This course is designed for the academically advanced student planning to start at a four-year college or university after graduation. It is intended to accelerate knowledge, critical thinking, and college preparation. All three components of this course will emphasize ACT and SAT/PSAT preparation, content, and testing strategies. Other areas of emphasis will be Communication Arts, writing, Latin & Greek word derivations, math concepts (new and review) , and graph interpretation.

ALGEBRA I (9-10)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: 9th Grade –B or above in 8th-grade math and a qualifying score on the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT), 10th Grade – passing grade in Pre-Algebra.

Topics covered in Algebra I include: number relations, equations, polynomials, factoring, fractions, functions, inequalities, graphs, systems of equations, powers, roots, and radicals. Integrated into the curriculum, scientific calculators and graphing calculators serve as tools in solving problems. The course is a foundation for the students’ successful progression through higher-level mathematics courses.

ALGEBRA II (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Geometry.

Algebra II builds on the concepts introduced in Algebra I and introduces new algebraic topics. Students will learn to use algebra to investigate, interpret, and make decisions. Topics covered include: linear relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, polynomials, complex numbers, quadratic relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, statistics and probability, and basic trigonometry. The course is designed for students who intend to pursue post-secondary education.

CALCULUS AB (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in both Trigonometry or Trigonometry DC and Math Analysis or College Algebra DC. A Math ACT score of 28 or above is strongly recommended.

Calculus is the study of rates of change of variable quantities, as well as areas of regions under curves. The course makes extensive use of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and introduces the theory of limits. Topics covered will include: functions, limits, differentiation, and integration, and applications of derivatives and integrals. This course is nearly identical to the college Calculus I course that is typically studied in mathematics or engineering programs. Students who earn a passing grade on the AP Exam www.joplineagles.org


may receive up to five hours of credit for College Calculus I.

PRE-ALGEBRA (9)

COLLEGE ALGEBRA (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) 

Pre-Algebra is a mathematics course that is designed to solidify foundational mathematics concepts while fostering the algebraic thinking that is required to be successful in Algebra I. Topics of study will include the Cartesian coordinate plane, graphing linear equations, and solving simple algebra equations. Understanding how to utilize basic algebra as a tool to represent and solve a variety of problems will be emphasized.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and a Math ACT score of 22 or above.

College Algebra - Dual Credit is a course designed for high school students that is equivalent to one offered at Missouri Southern State College in terms of content, depth, and degree of difficulty. Students will develop reasoning and higher-level algebra skills necessary for more advanced classes. This class is offered in an on-line blended format.

GEOMETRY (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra I.

Geometry is the mathematical study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, solids, and conic sections. Students will develop logical thinking and problem solving skills, integrate and maintain algebraic skills and concepts, and learn geometric concepts relevant to everyday life.

MATH ANALYSIS (11-12)

Prerequisite: Trigonometry

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: None This class is for elective credit.

Introductory semester long course for using tools to measure (protractor, ruler, compass, etc.) and converting measurements to metric. The course will cover measurement for the technical sciences, health sciences, and human services. Note: This course will be taught simultaneously with FTC career education courses.

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SPORTS MATH: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (11-12)

1 Unit TRIGONOMETRY (11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Have three math credits or successful completion of Algebra II. This class is for an elective credit This course introduces the student to the use of mathematics, statistics, and probability in the analysis of sports performance, sports records, and strategy. There will be a focus on professional sports as well as current sports in the school context. Topics include mathematical analysis of optimal strategies for performance.

STATISTICS (11-12) 1/2 Unit (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

Math Analysis is a study of relations, functions, and graphs. The course takes familiar equations and formulas from algebra and geometry to new dimensions. Students will utilize the graphing calculators to examine the relationships.

MEASUREMENTS 101 (9-10-11-12) 

Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in Math Analysis or College Algebra DC and a Math ACT score of 25 or above is strongly recommended.

The purpose of AP Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students who successfully complete the course and AP examination could either receive credit or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. The broad conceptual themes of the course include exploring data by describing patterns, sampling and experimentation through planning and conducting studies, anticipating patterns using probability, and using statistical inference to estimate population parameters and test hypotheses. Technology will be utilized to help accomplish these tasks.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Grade of A, B, or C both semesters in Algebra II.

Trigonometry comes from the words meaning measurement of triangles. The course links concepts learned in Algebra II and Geometry and builds on these concepts to take students into the study of trigonometry. The course will include work with properties and applications of sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant functions. Topics covered include: functions, graphs, inverses, oblique triangles, sinusoids, vectors, complex numbers, transformations, series, and spherical trigonometry.

TRIGONOMETRY (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and a Math ACT score of 22 or above

This course includes the study of trigonometric functions, inverses and their graphs; trigonometric identities and equations; solution of the general triangle; complex numbers. This course may be taken in place of, not in addition to, Trigonometry.

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES ACADEMICS PLUS (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Sophomores must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Juniors and seniors should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II and (1) enrolled in college prep curriculum or (2) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or (3) previously scored ACT composite of 21 or (4) appeal to committee.

Elective Credit - 1 semester course - 3 different teachers on a 6 week rotation schedule. This course is designed for the academically advanced student planning to start at a four-year college or university after graduation. It is intended to accelerate knowledge, critical thinking, and college preparation. All three components of this course will emphasize ACT and SAT/PSAT preparation, content, and 101


testing strategies. Other areas of emphasis will be English, writing, Latin & Greek word derivations, math concepts, new and review, and graph interpretation.

ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Computer Programming and permission of instructor.

Students need to be able to use technological tools to locate, select, and organize information and ideas. This one-year course will provide students with an opportunity to build upon their computer programming knowledge by applying learned concepts to a new language.

CADET TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD & ELEMENTARY PRE K-5TH GRADE (12) 1/2 Unit or 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Cadet teaching is a course in conjunction with the A+ Schools Program, students can fulfill the A+ Tutoring requirement of 50 hours if this course is taken for two semesters. Students work in classrooms with Joplin Schools instructors Pre K-15. Students will design lesson plans, construct a bulletin board, compile a reflection project, and complete journals. This course gives students the opportunity to learn about teaching strategies, effective teaching, and how to help students learn. This course can only be taken twice for credit. Students must be good role models and represent Joplin High School well. Therefore, students with GPAs lower than 2.0, drug or alcohol offenses or excessive disciplinary referrals will not be considered for this program. Students must complete an application.

CADET TEACHING: SECONDARY 6TH-12TH GRADE (12) 1/2 Unit or 1 Unit Prerequisite: Teacher recommendations and A+ Schools Program criteria met by the student. Cadet teaching is a course in conjunction with the A+ Schools Program; students can fulfill the A+ Tutoring requirement of 50 hours if this course is taken for two 102

semesters. Students have the opportunity to work in classrooms with Joplin High School instructors. Students will assist in the design of lesson plans, construct bulletin boards, assist with learning groups and lessons for students, compile a project, and complete journals. This course gives students the opportunity to learn about teaching strategies, effective teaching, and how to help students learn at the secondary level. This course can only be taken twice for credit. Students must be good role models and represent Joplin High School well. Therefore, students with low GPA’s, drug or alcohol offenses or excessive disciplinary referrals will not be considered for this program. Students must complete an application. Membership in the Joplin High School Future Teachers of America is also a requirement for entry into the course. This class is offered in an online blended format.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Students must have completed geometry. First preference will be given to seniors, then to students having completed or currently enrolled in geometry.

Students need to be able to use technological tools to locate, select, and organize information and ideas. This one-year course is designed to provide a foundation in computer programming knowledge and skills with selected mathematical applications.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)  1 Unit Prerequisite: None

The AP Computer Science Course is a one-year course in the use of the JAVA environment. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for the AP Computer Programming A/B exam.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LEADERSHIP (11) (FUSION) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

National, global, and local issues requiring leadership are presented as challenges to future leaders. Issues will include a variety of topics and struggles

facing teens. These issues require courage, commitment, and compassion on the part of leaders, as well as technical knowledge and critical thinking skills in order to transform the potential of today’s world into a global community of justice and peace.

EDUCATION 100 (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 1 CREDIT HOUR)  1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

EDUCATION 100 Dual Credit is a college-level orientation course in teacher education for high school seniors intending to select elementary or secondary education as their major field. The course is designed to clarify decisions about education as a major and as a career choice. Concepts covered include: teaching as a career, teacher preparation, employment prospects, educational funding, and technology in education. Students will spend the first two weeks in the classroom, returning for seminars every two weeks. Students will be expected to complete 50 hours of tutoring per semester, generate reflection papers after teaching and completing required readings, research and present various topics in education, teach a minimum of two lessons per semester, and create a visual display (bulletin board, digital presentation, iMovie, etc.) to coordinate with those lessons. Students will develop professional mannerisms in dress, behavior, and professional ethics. Note: Students enrolled in Cadet Teaching are not required to enroll in EDUCATION 100; however, students will earn 1/2 unit of honors credit for Cadet Teaching for the fall semester if EDUCATION 100 is taken with Cadet Teaching.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Currently enrolled or have taken Cadet Teaching.

In this course students will be learning about the different types of educational technology. Students will also explore the different ways that education can and should be used in the classroom. There will be an emphasis on how to approwww.joplineagles.org


priately use educational technology and make it effective for student achievement.

INTERNSHIPS (12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

Students in their last year of high school who complete their Program of Study as defined within their Personal Education Plan (PEP) may be qualified to enroll in an off-campus internship to be taken during the senior year. Internships are “non-paid” internships; however, students may receive credit based upon the number of hours a student designates as “internship” hours within his/her schedule. Students may earn a maximum of 2 units of credit from internships. In addition, all internships will commence during the school calendar year and credit will be issued each semester. Internship hours must begin and end during the semester enrolled. Students will receive a pass or fail grade based on the expectations/ agreement between the cooperating teacher, the receiving company or organization, and the student. Expectations for Enrollment and Completion: Internships will relate directly to the Personal Education Plan (PEP) and the Program of Study the student has followed throughout high school. Internships can be taken during the regular school day, and students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the location of internship. Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will work with the company/organization’s contact person to develop a job description and list of job responsibilities for each internship. Emphasis will be on a “practical experience” and the student will be expected to adhere to the company’s rules and regulations, including dress code. Employers will provide feedback to the student and JHS/FTC. The feedback provided will be reflected in student’s grade for the internship. The company/organization will retain the right to end a student’s internship at JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

any time if work performance or personal conduct is not satisfactory. In the event a student is not able to continue in the internship, or the company/organization decides the student’s behavior or conduct is inappropriate for completing the internship – the student will receive a failing grade for the Internship. Students are not able to continue in an Internship because of extenuating circumstances (beyond his/her control) will be required to enroll in an on-line course or choose another academic option to avoid failure for the semester. As in the Internship, all work must be completed by the end of the semester. IMPORTANT: Personalized learning experiences, including Internships, will begin and end during each semester or during summer school. All PLEs must have a beginning date and ending date of completion. In addition, all PLEs will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F, format and be ½ unit courses that will be added to the student’s transcript at the end of each semester. A student’s progress at the end of each semester will be the final grade for the course. It is important for each student to plan accordingly with his/ her counselor, PLE teacher, and PLE coordinator.

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE (9-10) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

In this course students will be learning about careers in public safety. This course will serve as an exploratory course to introduce students to the role and actions of community leaders in the areas of emergency services, police services, fire services, and their coordination with city government.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9-10)  1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

In this course students will be learning about the law and different careers in public safety. This course will serve as an exploratory course to introduce students to pre-law and law enforcement, as well as criminal, civil, and constitutional law.

MARKETING: SPECIAL PROMOTIONS AND FUNDRAISING JOB SHADOWING (10) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

Sophomores job shadow a senior who participates in operating the Fusion business on-site. Students will develop marketing materials and promotions for Fusion. They will develop displays, signage, specials, and presentations to increase student awareness of Fusion.

MARKETING TEAM JOB SHADOWING (11) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

Juniors are selected through application to apprentice under the Fusion Marketing Team.

OFFICE ASSISTANT (12) 1/2 Unit or 1 Unit Prerequisite: Principal approval/contract required.

Students enrolled as an office aid will perform tasks that are general office procedures including assisting with mailings, mail delivery, bulk delivery, and general office managed functions. Students who are selected must be approved by the secretary they will serve, the guidance counselor/s, and the principal/s. Excellent attendance is a MUST. Strict adherence to school policies and regulations will be expected of all student office assistants. Students will receive one-half unit of credit or a full unit of credit depending on enrollment and with appropriate completion of office work. Note: Office Assistant is a pass/fail class

SERVE AMERICA (12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Students will complete 60 hours of community service to be completed after school and on weekends. In return they are eligible to receive one-half unit of credit. This course is available for students who have receive administrative permission and have earned fifteen units of credit. This course may be repeated for credit one time. Students must have administrative approval to enroll in this class. 103


SKILL DEVELOPMENT (9-10)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Recommendation of Middle School Transition Team.

Skill Development is a 1-unit course designed to provide resources, support, and guidance to enable students to succeed academically and socially at the high school level. Students will develop transferable skills such as: study skills; time management strategies; decision-making; goal setting; and conflict management techniques.

TECHNOLOGY IN LEADERSHIP FUSION ADVANCED (12) (MSSU 3 Credit Hours)

Transitions 100 will focus on building quality relationships and applying information and skills necessary to transition into high school. Students will work to build appropriate study skills and learn how to be active learners in order to achieve academic success. Students will explore how to apply interpersonal skills and develop the skills needed to maintain healthy relationships and a positive selfimage. Activities may include further developing their career pathway plan, career interest surveys, job explorations, team building, club exploration, and goal setting for high school and beyond.

1 Unit TRANSITIONS 200 (10) Prerequisite: Membership in Fusion or (full year course)  written recommendation from coach or teacher.

Prerequisite: None

Topics of study include computer concepts, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, which will increase in difficulty. Communication skills, decision-making, technology and critical thinking skills are reinforced in this course through projects. Workbased learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, job shadowing, and internships.

TRANSITIONS 300 (11) (full year course) 

This course is designed to acquaint students with the advanced principles associated with information processing and mass communications. Students study advanced computer concepts, and software applications needed for communicating to different audiences. Emphasis is placed on developing technology skills to perform advanced communications activities.

Note: This course can be eligible for Honors credit providing the student agrees at the beginning of each semester to perform course requirements that are aligned with advanced standing processes and requirements. Students who work towards Honors credit for the course will follow a rigorous set of requirements above and beyond typical course requirements.

TRANSITIONS 100 (9) (full year course)  Prerequisite: None 104

1/2 Unit

1/2 Unit

Transitions 200 will focus on student self-assessment, academic goal setting, career exploration, and employability skills. Students will refine the four-year plan, revisit goals, resumes, and other activities completed freshman year. Sophomores will begin to practice leadership skills. Activities may include, test preparation, career/lifestyle research, and job application/interview practice.

Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Transitions 300 assist students in reviewing their four-year plan and develop strategies for achieving their short and long-term post-graduation goals. Students will build workplace, interpersonal, and academic/technical skills required for their future success. Activities may include job shadowing, financial planning, college and major selection, test prep, industry/military information, resume building, and mock interviews.

TRANSITIONS 400 (12) (full year course)  Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Transitions 400 will focus on completing the high school four-year plan and developing the post-graduation plan. Students will identify the required levels of training and education to attain their life goals. Students will also demonstrate

appropriate job-seeking and self-management skills. Activities may include internships, completing college and work applications, campus visitations, college and job interviews, testing requirements, and graduation preparation.

TEACHER ASSISTANT (12) 1/2 Unit or 1 Unit Prerequisite: Teacher and counselor/principal recommendation.

Teacher Assistant is a course whereby students have the opportunity to work in classrooms with Joplin High School instructors including tutoring labs, before or after school. Students will assist with setting up labs for teachers, assist teachers in other duties as assigned, and assist students with their work to include tutoring students. This course gives students the opportunity to learn about the teaching profession but also assists students in meeting course objectives. The course is directed by an instructor who will assign the students to classrooms based on teacher requests for specific services, including tutoring. Excellent attendance is a MUST. Strict adherence to school policies and regulations will be expected of all teacher assistants. Students will receive one-half unit of credit or a full unit of credit depending on enrollment and with appropriate completion of classroom assignments. Note: This course can be taken for a grade at the request of the student. If the student elects to take the class for credit the course will be pass/fail.

UPWARD BOUND COLLEGE EXPLORATION (9-10-11-12) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Must be a potential first generation college graduate and have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

Upward Bound is a program conducted in the summer months on the Missouri Southern State College Campus. It is designed to help students gain the skills necessary to persist through high school and on to post-secondary education. The experience is a college simulation placing students in English, mathematics, social sciences, foreign language, and natural and chemical sciences. Also, they will be involved in focus meetings centering on www.joplineagles.org


issues as ACT preparation, career development, and money management.

FINE ARTS - MUSIC COURSE OFFERINGS BAND AND AUXILIARY UNIT (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Marching Band (including auxiliary) performs during the fall at football games, parades, and competitive marching festivals. Concert Band, which begins at the conclusion of marching season, performs at numerous concerts and competitive festivals. Emphasis is placed on developing technical skills and performing a variety of musical styles chosen from the standard band literature.

CHORALE (9-10-11-12)

This is a year-long course that explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and time periods through study and performance. The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history. Chorale performs at concerts, assemblies, and competitive festivals, along with an opportunity to perform solos and in ensembles. Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Emphasis is placed on developing correct singing techniques and gaining performance experience. This choir performs at concerts, assemblies, and competitive festivals, along with an opportunity to perform solos and in ensembles.

JAZZ BAND (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Jazz techniques and styles are studied with performances at concerts, assemblies, basketball games, and competitive jazz festivals. Development of individual creativity and improvisation are encouraged. This is an audition only class.

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Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Music Appreciation is open to non-music students needing a fine art credit. The purpose of this course is to help students further enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings. Part of the course also helps students to advance their listening skills, which leads to a better understanding of what music actually contains. For this purpose, the course explores western classical music; American folk, popular and religious music; along with a sampling of music from non-western cultures.

MUSIC REVIEW (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING 1 Unit EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY)

Prerequisite: Audition and/or Teacher Approval

CONCERT CHOIR (9-10-11-12)

MUSIC APPRECIATION (9-10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

This course requires attendance at student recitals, JHS music departmental concerts and additional community concerts approved by faculty. Students are required to submit Performance Attendance Record forms and a program for each concert. Students are also required to write formal written reviews or multi-media presentations that could be published in the school paper or on aired on JET14. Prerequisite: Teacher approval

1 Unit

This class is designed to prepare students in the area of music theory, analysis and ear training. The course is ideal for the serious music student who plans to further their musical studies at the post secondary level or perhaps pursue a career in music, but it is open to any experienced musician who desires to know more about how music is put together. It is the goal for Music Theory students to recognize, understand and describe the basic processes of music that are heard or presented in a score.

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and currently enrolled in a music ensemble.

This course will expand the knowledge of basic theory and modes of music analysis. The main emphasis will be on four-part choral-style writing to learn advanced harmony, modulation and other compositional styles. Students will also develop aural skills through dictation work and sight singing using solfege syllables and note names. Student enrolled in Music Theory II will complete a minimum of one compositional project per term, accompanied by a written evaluation of their project. Students who successfully complete this course will be adequately prepared to enter college as a music major. Nightly homework should be expected.

ORCHESTRA (9-10-11-12) 

Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

MUSIC THEORY I (9-10-11-12)

MUSIC THEORY II (10-11-12)

Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Opportunity for improvement is assured through selection of music for study and performance, which challenges the technical and musical skills of the individual performer. Literature is selected from many styles and periods of music. The orchestra performs at concerts and music festivals and there is opportunity to perform solos and ensembles.

PIANO (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

The course is designed for the beginning learner with no outside performances and no audition necessary. Emphasis is placed on learning basic keyboard technique. Students may enroll in more than 2 semesters by using more advanced repertoire.

REPERTORY MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Audition Only

This course is an exploration of musical theatre though the study and performance of a pre-selected piece of musical theatre literature. Students will study the work of an actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. As a collaboration of the music and the theatre programs, 105


there will be a heavy emphasis on vocal technique and character development. In addition to the preparation and performance of the selected material, students will prepare and present as soloists in preparation for audition and scholarship opportunities. Selected presentations may be presented throughout the semester.

SHOW CHOIR BAND (9-10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

Show Choir Band is comprised of selected students will be asked to provide music for the show choirs in all concerts and performances. Students will work on music independently and with the choir. Students are the behind-the-scenes important people that provide the essential music for the show choir shows. This is a very important class that adds to the overall success of our choir program.

SOUND DIMENSION (9-10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: Audition Only

Sound Dimension is Joplin’s advanced mixed performance choir. Students develop musicianship and proficiency in ensemble performance, study of appropriate literature, vocal techniques, sightsinging, and choreography. Repertoire includes selections from popular music, jazz standards, and Broadway musicals, as well as classical literature. Students also gain experiences in stagecraft, costuming, makeup, and expressive movement. This group is highly demanding, with multiple extracurricular rehearsals and performances, as well as a financial investment. Auditions are held at the end of each academic year and rehearsal commitments begin in the summer.

STAGE BAND (9-10-11-12)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Stage band is for students just learning jazz style. They will do several performances a year and may go to contest. Development of individual creativity and improvisation are encouraged. This class is open to any student with experience on his or her instrument.

STAGECRAFT: MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS (10-11-12)

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Selected students will be asked to provide technical assistance for the show choirs in all concerts and performances. Students will work on costuming, set-design, lights, fog machines, riser set-up and tear down, etc. Choir Tech students are the behind-the-scenes important students that provide the necessary technical elements for the show choir shows. This is a very essential class that adds to the overall success of our choir program.

TOUCH OF CLASS (9-10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Audition Only

Touch of Class is Joplin’s all-female performance choir. Students develop musicianship and proficiency in ensemble performance, study of appropriate literature, vocal techniques, sight-singing, and choreography. Repertoire includes selections from popular music, jazz standards, and Broadway musicals, as well as classical literature. Students also gain experiences in stagecraft, costuming, makeup, and expressive movement. This group is highly demanding, with multiple extracurricular rehearsals and performances, as well as a financial investment. Auditions are held at the end of each academic year and rehearsal commitments begin in the summer.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ HEALTH COURSE OFFERINGS AEROBICS/FITNESS (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Physical Education and Health

A Physical Education class designed to concentrate on individual fitness. Activities include fitness assessment, circuit training, cardiovascular activities such as walking, jogging, and aerobics.

ATHLETIC CONDITIONING (9-10-11-12) ZERO HOUR Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Weight training class designed to improve athletic abilities as well as enhance physical strength for in-season student-athletes.

EXERCISE CONDITIONING (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

This program is geared to those students to learn conditioning techniques in order to increase overall physical fitness and flexibility allowing students to specialize in their area of interest for the activities they are most interested.

HEALTH (9)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: None

This course will help the students acquire a healthy, active lifestyle that will contribute to their economic competitiveness and enhance the quality of their lives. To achieve this goal, the students will explore the following concepts: body systems, social systems, personal health and family, nutrition, consumer health, life-management skills, disease prevention and control, injury prevention and safety, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and environmental health.

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA AND PILATES (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Physical Education and Health

This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will begin to experience the benefits of stretching, moving, and breathing freely as they relieve built up stress, learn to relax, and ultimately get more out of day-to-day life. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to tap the body’s latent energy reserves.

LIFETIME WELLNESS 103 (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU – 2 CREDIT HOURS)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Physical Education and Health

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spiritual, social and intellectual. This is a blended course.

LOW IMPACT FITNESS: WALKING, STRETCHING, AND EXERCISE (10-11-12) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Physical Education and Health

This course is available only to students who are experiencing difficulty with the regular physical education curriculum. Low impact exercise will be monitored and participation is expected in all aspects of the curriculum. This course will require teacher/administration recommendation for students.

muscle origins, insertions and actions, and application of biomechanical principles of conditioning. It is designed to introduce students to the discipline of kinesiology and exercise physiology.

SPORTS MEDICINE I (10-11-12)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health

Note: Students do not have to work after school as sports medicine student aides to take this class.

SPORTS KINESIOLOGY (11-12) (To be offered in 2017-18)  Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This course is a study of human motion, emphasizing analysis of joint action, JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Sports Medicine I This course will include a review of the material from Sports Medicine I as well as new, more in-depth knowledge and skills. There will be an emphasis on practical, hands-on skills of injury evaluation, sport taping/wrapping, injury treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Medicine II is recommended for those students interested in careers in healthcare and medicine.

Note: Students do not have to work after school as sports medicine student aides to take this class.

SPORTS MEDICINE III (12) (To be offered in 2016-17)

Prerequisite: Sports Medicine I

This course will give practical sports medicine experience in the field of athletic training.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (12)

This in an introductory course designed for students interested in health care fields. It will provide students with basic knowledge of science and skills of sports medicine and athletic training.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH (9) 1 1/2 Units SPORTS MEDICINE II (11-12) Prerequisite: None (To be offered in 2015-16) This course combines health and wellness education with physical education for students to earn one and one half units of credit during the school year. Health units will help students learn to acquire a healthy, active lifestyle that will contribute to their economic competitiveness and enhance the quality of their lives. Students will explore the following health related concepts: body systems, social systems, personal health and family, nutrition, consumer health, life-management skills, disease prevention and control, injury prevention and safety, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and environmental health. Physical activity units of study will include the development of strength, coordination, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. In addition to developing large muscle groups in activities such as basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, the students will develop a knowledge base and fine motor skills in such activities as fitness, gymnastics, racquet sports, floor hockey, team handball/speedball. This course will help the students to acquire the skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.

1 Unit

SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM (11-12) (To be offered in 2016-17) 1 Unit

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Sports Medicine II

This course will include a review of the material from Sports Medicine III as well as new, more in-depth knowledge and skills. There will be an emphasis on practical, hands-on skills of injury evaluation, sport taping/wrapping, injury treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Medicine III is recommended for those students interested in careers in health care and medicine.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Completion of 9th grade PE and Health Class

The purpose of the sports psychology course is to emphasize leadership; character & sportsmanship; goal setting; mental preparation (“imagery�); group dynamics; competition & cooperation; and arousal, anxiety, & stress in sports and in life in general. Students will learn to understand the importance of self-reflection, personality, and motivation. Preparation will emphasized with the skills necessary to succeed, whether a student attends college or enters the work force.

TEAM SPORTS (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Physical Education and Health

This course will feature a variety of activities that include but are not limited to, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and team handball. This class will help the student to acquire the skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.

WEIGHT TRAINING I (9-10) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Introduction to basic and intermediate weight training techniques for students who want to better themselves by making a commitment to lifetime fitness or athletic performance.

WEIGHT TRAINING II (11-12)

Prerequisite: Teacher approval

1 Unit

Advanced weight training techniques and introduction to Olympic Weightlifting for students who want to better themselves by making a commitment to lifetime fitness or athletic performance.

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SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS ADVANCED BIOLOGY (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology with a grade of “C” or better.

This is an advanced course in biology, which is designed to further investigate biological principles and scientific discovery through laboratory exercises. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of invertebrate and vertebrate animals and their role in the ecosystem.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology with a grade of “C” or better.

Anatomy and Physiology is a second course in biology, which is designed to assist those students who wish to broaden their knowledge of the biological sciences. The course will consist of advanced laboratory work in anatomy and physiology. The study of anatomy will be conducted through advanced mammalian dissection and the study of the function (physiology) of major anatomical systems will be conducted through lectures and experimental procedures. In addition, the course will include methods of researching the literature of biology and an introduction to the analysis of laboratory data. This course is especially recommended for those students considering a career in the health care professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, etc.) and those students planning to pursue a major in science in college.

APPLIED CHEMISTRY (11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Applied Chemistry is an introductory course that investigates the basic principles and concepts of Chemistry. In this course the study of matter and chemistry processes will be addressed. The importance and application of chemistry in 108

everyday life will be recognized along with the chemical composition of materials, and energy changes associated with these processes. The course consists of various educational strategies, including lectures, labs, collaborative learning, and group discussions. Students may need to devote some time outside of class studying and working on lab reports.

BIOLOGY (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science. NOTE: Open to freshmen with a competency assessment. Junior and senior students who enter Biology need to have successfully completed 2 units of Science in high school. This introductory Biology course centers around laboratory investigations designed to explore the phenomena of life. This course is designed to provide both a terminal course for those students who choose not to pursue further Biological courses as well as a college preparatory course. This course includes animal dissection. Many of the laboratory investigations are inquiry centered. The course objectives are designed to prepare students for the required end of course assessment.

BIOLOGY (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry with a grade of “C” or better, Anatomy & Physiology strongly recommended.

Advanced Placement Biology is a second level honors college preparatory course in biology which is designed to assist those students who wish to broaden their knowledge of the biological sciences. It is designed to be equal to a college introductory biology course. Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement Exam in May. There are three concept areas addressed in Advanced Placement Biology. They are as follows: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Environment, and Organisms and Populations. There will be a strong emphasis on concepts versus memorizing and identifying.

BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION (12) (PLTW To be offered in 2015-16) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. They work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution, or the biomedical industry. Throughout the course, students are expected to present their work to an audience of STEM professionals.

CHEMISTRY (10-11-12)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Algebra I with a grade of ‘C” or better. The first semester is primarily a study of the atomic and molecular structure of matter. The laboratory work is devoted to synthesis and examination of the more common elements and their properties. The second semester applies knowledge gained from the first semester to understanding and predicting how these materials interact. Laboratory work involves both the qualitative and quantitative measurements of reactions and their yields. This course will provide background for students seeking science related careers or post secondary education.

CHEMISTRY (11-12) ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: B or higher in Chemistry and Algebra II or Teacher Recommendation

Advanced Placement Chemistry is a second level honors college preparatory course in chemistry which is designed to assist those students who wish to broaden knowledge of chemistry. It is designed to be equivalent to a college introductory chemistry course. There are five concept are addressed in Advanced Placement Chemistry. They are www.joplineagles.org


as follows: Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Reactions, Descriptive Chemistry, and Laboratory Experience. There will be a strong emphasis on concepts versus memorizing and identifying.

humans.

FORENSIC SCIENCE (11-12) 

Prerequisite: Algebra II with a B grade or higher, and Chemistry with a grade of B or higher.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of both Biology and Chemistry with a grade of a C or higher, and a teacher recommendation.

Forensic Science is a one-semester lab course. The course is designed around authentic performance assessments with students working in teams to problem solve in the area of criminal justice using scientific knowledge and reasoning. It involves all areas of science including biology, anatomy, chemistry, physics, and earth science with an emphasis in complex reasoning and critical thinking. In addition, students must incorporate the use of technology, communication skills, English, art, family and consumer science, mathematics and social studies. This will allow for cross-curricular learning and projects.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT)

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or successful completion of Algebra II.

The course covers the basic concepts in the field of physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. There will be an emphasis on a detailed picture of energy and its uses, including an understanding of both mechanical and thermal efficiencies and the limitations that these efficiencies place on our world. Central to the course will be a working ability in applying some of the basic laws of nature to specific problems. The class utilizes computer based laboratory experiences and demonstrations to help meet the need of a more technologically demanding society.

GENERAL BIOLOGY (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT)

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry

1 Unit

General treatment of unifying principles of living organisms including cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, evolution and ecology. Emphasis on these biological principles as they relate to JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 5 CREDIT HOURS)

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (11-12) 1 Unit

Introduction to theories of chemistry with emphasis on the relationship of structure to properties of matter, the changes that occur during chemical reactions, and the quantitative aspects of these changes. Four lectures, one threehour lab per week.

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS (10-11-12) PLTW Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the roles of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS (11-12) (MI) (PLTW To be offered in 2015-16)  1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Grade of B or higher in Biology, or grade of C in Biology with teacher’s recommendation

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the cellular manifestations and causes of disease. The course will begin by examining the central concepts of altered physiologic states and then covers specific alterations in selected organ systems. Emphasis will be on how the body adapts or becomes altered in response to cell injury. Relevant information on clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, and treatment may also be included. The laboratory portion will focus primarily on histopathology and gross pathology. The course will be reading intensive. Students enrolling in this course should have strong reading, study, and laboratory skills.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE/ADVANCED PHYSICAL SCIENCE CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS (9) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This course is designed to meet the varying needs and interest of those students who wish to pursue other course offerings in the area of physical sciences. By investigating the processes by which scientific generalizations are evolved and the practical applications of scientific principles, the student will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry, physics and earth science. A goal of this class is to develop scientific process skills. This will be done with guided and open-ended investigations and group discussions. Advanced Physical Science is offered to students at the 9th grade level who have a grade of “A” in 8th grade science.

PHYSICS (11-12) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra II and concurrent enrollment in Trigonometry/ Math Analysis with a grade of “C” or better. The study of physics should lead to an understanding of the nature of mass energy. It includes consideration of some of the ways in which energy may be converted, controlled, and transformed into useful work. Conservation laws

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and symmetries are emphasized. Skills, habits of thinking, and attitudes should be developed through laboratory activities. Direct measurement and indirect measurement through mathematics should pervade in the physics course. This course enables students to acquire background knowledge concerning the application of science principles in science related careers or post-secondary education.

PHYSICS (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics and Trigonometry/Math Analysis with a grade of “C” or better.

This is a second year course in physics. Students taking the course are required to prepare for the advanced placement physics examination in May. Through the course is non-calculus-base, some methods using calculus will be presented at times for clarification and comparison. In the first semester, students will work on advanced level problem solving involving mechanics and thermodynamics. Second semester work will emphasize electricity and magnetism, light and optics, harmonics, modern physics, and Advanced Placement test preparation. Laboratory experiments will be incorporated into the course to further student’s investigate techniques, with students at this level taking a larger role in experimental design.

SCIENCE RESEARCH (11-12)

1 Unit ADVANCED WORLD GEOGRAPHY (9) 1/2 Unit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and minimum GPA of 3.5 in all science courses. Students must apply and be selected by teacher. Students must have two letters of recommendation from former teachers, one of which in the science department. The letters should speak to the student’s ability to work independently, their resilience, and work ethic.

Science Research exposes students to the research process. Students will design their own research projects and are responsible for conducting all relevant background research, collecting and analyzing data, and ultimately presenting that data in both oral and written formats. The instructor’s role is to guide the students when needed and facilitate the completion of the project. Early in the projects students will identify a project committee. The committee will be comprised of at least three and no more than five individuals who are knowledgeable of the field of study the student has chosen. Committee members will make recommendations to the teacher regarding the student’s progress and level of proficiency. Committee members will also provide guidance and support for students when needed.

SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS

Prerequisite: None

World Geography focuses on the relationships among people, places, and environments that result in patterns on the Earth’s surface. Students use the tools and methods of geography to study the principal regions in the world—the Americas; Europe and Eurasia; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. Advanced World Geography covers the same scope in greater depth and complexity. Student assessments include recall of basic geographic facts, but also require analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of geographical terms and concepts.

ADVANCED WORLD GEOGRAPHY ENRICHMENT (9)~1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

Enrichment World Geography allows the study of the interaction of humans and their environment in a world setting. Cultural and physical geography, the five themes of geography, and competency in maps, graphs, and new technologies such as GIS and Google Earth complete the scope of the semester course. Unit Geography Bees will be one competitive assessment of student learning. Students will predict outcomes and draw inferences from comparing similar geographic settings to human responses.

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY ISSUES/ ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY ISSUES PRINCIPLES OF THE BIOMEDICAL 1/2 Unit ADVANCED WORLD HISTORY (10) 1 Unit SCIENCES (9-10) PLTW 1 Unit ENRICHMENT (9) Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: None

Students investigate various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes. This course provides an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses. 110

Advanced Contemporary Issues provides opportunities for inquiry and investigation into the challenges of today’s world. Students develop competence in analyzing domestic policy decisions for a range of topics. Students also employ critical thinking skills in conflict analyses, cartoon analyses, and article analyses of newspapers and periodicals. Advanced Contemporary Issues uses a project-based evaluation of student work, the projects include: a policy statement, a poster, and a newspaper.

Prerequisite: None

The Advanced World History course will include a supplemental text of source writings and emphasize analysis, evaluation, and comparison of historical ideas that helped shape the modern world. In addition to supplemental reading and analysis, a focus on communication skills will include student projects such as research papers, thesis papers, visual displays, multimedia presentations, and oral presentations.

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (12) 1/2 Unit ART HISTORY OF THE WORLD Prerequisite: None (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY)  1/2 Unit American Government is one unit of credit in the institutions, branches and functions of the government of the State of Missouri, including local government, and of the government f the United States, and in the electoral process. A major goal of the course is to develop in students an appreciation of our system of government and a recognition of the obligations of citizenship in a democratic society. The students will be expected to demonstrate, through examination, through examination, an understanding of the basic provisions and principles of the Constitutions of the United State and of the State of Missouri as prescribed by state statute.

AMERICAN HISTORY (11)  Prerequisite: None

ANTHROPOLOGY (9-10-11-12) 1/2 Unit A survey of the 4 field discipline of Anthropology: Cultural, Physical, Linguistic, & Archeology. Cultural: Study the religion & customs of other societies. Physical: Study the biological variances of humans across climates and societies. Linguistic: study languages, dialect, accents of people from other societies. Archeology: Study the history of human through material remains.

JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

The major monuments and masterpieces of world painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied as examples of humankind’s achievements in the visual arts. Individual objects are analyzed in detail and interpreted in light of society’s varied needs. While changes in form, style, and function are emphasized, an attempt is also made to understand the development of unique and continuous traditions of visual imagery throughout world civilization. Courses focus on broad regional and chronological categories.

1 Unit

American History is a one-unit credit in American history and institutions, beginning with Three Worlds and their meeting in America (beginnings to 1607) and continuing through to Contemporary America (1945 to present). Emphasis is placed on social, cultural, and economic development as well as traditional areas of political and military events. This course will prepare students to take part in our rapidly changing American society by allowing them to see the influence of the past on the present. The students will be expected to demonstrate, through examination, an understanding of American history and American institutions as prescribed by state statute. Prerequisites: None

Prerequisites: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor.

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (9-10-11-12)

1/2 Unit

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intro to Psychology.

The development of the child’s mind and behavior beginning at birth through adolescence. Required for certain Human Service pathways.

CIVIL WAR (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Civil War is a one-semester course offered for those students interested in an in-depth study of this historical period. The course is designed to study the causes and impact of the Civil War era on the history, economics and social structure of the United States.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (9) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Students will explore the ideas and beliefs of different cultures. They will develop the competency to analyze the causes, effects and resolutions of cultural conflicts. Students will develop a research plan and identify sources, and distinguish between primary and secondary sources. While interacting with sources students will learn to understand fact, opinion, bias and points of view. In developing

projects for assessment, students will create graphics such as maps, timelines, charts and diagrams.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD AFFAIRS (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

This is a one-semester elective designed to challenge college-bound students. It is an ideal follow-up course to any of the American Government courses offered. This course is intended to expose serious students to a wide range of material and international issues. Considerable writing and research will be required. Important goals of this class are to broaden the international awareness of students and to instill in them an appreciation of the interrelationship of the U.S. and the rest of the world. Also, careful examination of problems should sharpen their judgment and problem-solving skills.

ENGLISH III (COLLEGE PREP)/AM HISTORY (11) 2 Units Prerequisite: Students who enroll in this course should have taken English II Pre-AP, attaining a grade of a B or higher, or they should have taken English II with a score of Advanced (or Proficient nearing Advanced) and have a strong teacher recommendation. Students should be aware that this course is reading and writing intensive and that homework is mandatory. This is an honors course weighted at 4.5. Finals are mandatory. Is an interdisciplinary course designed to teach English skills though the content of American History. The course is designed to enhance 21st century communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. American history will be the base of the writings and study. The students will read, analyze, and discuss non-fiction, short stories, novels, poetry, and drama from various cultures and eras of American history. Writing assignments will stress proper development of the recognized writing process and will focus on clarity of expression and explanation and correct usage of grammar and punctuation. Students are expected to hone their critical thinking skills through an emphasis of literary analysis,

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formal composition, and multi-media research. Additional emphasis is placed on strengthening vocabulary skills. The critical analysis of original text will be an important focus of the course. Units of study will America (beginnings to 1607) and continuing through to Contemporary America (1945 to present). The students will be expected to demonstrate, through examination, an understanding of American history and American institutions as prescribed by state statute.

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS)  1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

General Psychology Dual Credit offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of Psychology including the history of psychology, research methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, and social psychology. The course is weighted for honor credit, and it will be reading and writing intensive. Students enrolling in this course should have strong reading, writing, and analytical skills.

GOVERNMENT: U. S. STATE & LOCAL (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS)  1/2 Unit Prerequisites: GPA of 3.00, or recommendation by instructor.

Course Description: This is a college level course designed to give students an understanding of their governments, enabling them to keep up with political developments with the goal of becoming informed citizens needed to sustain democracy. Lecture, reading, writing, and various presentations are the foundation for student learning in this course. Students shall also be required to cover and analyze current political events. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for the state-mandated Missouri Constitution Test.

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING 112

EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisites: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

Global-oriented survey of the history of architecture, from the prehistoric to modern times. It treats buildings and environments, including cities, in the context of the cultural and civilizational history. It offers an introduction to design principles and analysis. Being global, it aims to give the student perspective on the larger pushes and pulls that influence architecture and its meanings, whether these be economic, political, religious or climatic.

HISTORY OF DISEASE (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit Prerequisites: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

An interdisciplinary course blending a scientific study of infectious disease and an historic examination of the affect disease/pandemics have had on human populations throughout history.

the school curriculum to meet their intellectual needs. Past projects have included National History Day entries, Young Epidemiology Scholars, Holocaust Remembrance Project, and We the People Essay competition.

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (9-10) 1/2 Unit Prerequisites: None

This class will study Psychology and its many sub-fields. Students will learn about Psychological Theorists and their hypotheses. Students will also develop their own understandings and theories about the infinite mysteries locked within the human mind. Such topics explored in this class will be Psychoanalytical Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Dream Analysis, Psychological Disorders, the subconscious, and much more.

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (9-10) Prerequisites: None

1/2 Unit

Sociology is a one-semester course. A systematic study of society with emphasis on major concepts of sociology and the scientific point of view in dealing with social phenomena.

MODERN WARFARE (11-12) 1/2 Unit HISTORY RESEARCH (9-10-11-12) Prerequisite: None (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit The course will analyze major military Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

A social studies elective that allows students to extend their research, writing/ expression, and learning of a specific era or topic of interest in history. This course will be developed by the student with specific input and expectations from the instructor.

topics throughout world history with an emphasis on the 20th century wars that have shaped the modern world. Furthermore, the course will look at the leaders, strategists and soldiers who waged these wars. The course will also examine the evolution of technology and its impact on warfare. Some topics include: the evolution of warfare: history of weapons, military organization theory, military innovation theories, and post-Vietnam innovations and the transformation of the U.S. army.

INDEPENDENT ENRICHMENT (10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit POLITICS: LOCAL, STATE, & NATIONAL Prerequisite: None (9-10-11-12) (PERSONALIZED LEARNING Independent Enrichment is a researchEXPERIENCE-IND STUDY) 1/2 Unit based project culminating in a competition. Students select a competition and prepare an entry using the competition guidelines and deadlines. Independent Enrichment is an opportunity for students to extend their inquiry beyond

Prerequisite: Students will request the course through the instructor and their counselor; teacher recommendation.

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or politically active to earn high school credit for their work after school in local, state, or national politics. A course of study and expectations will be developed by the student with significant input from the instructor. School sponsored political club activities and expectations can be combined with other activities to form the basis for the course.

PSYCHOLOGY (11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: None

The AP Psychology course offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of Psychology including the history and approach, research methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Students may earn college credit by taking the Advanced Placement Exam. The course will be weighted and reading and writing intensive. Students enrolling in this course should have strong reading, writing, and analytical skills.

SOCIOLOGY (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

Sociology is a one-semester course. A systematic study of society with emphasis on major concepts of sociology and the scientific point of view in dealing with social phenomena.

U.S. GOVERNMENT & POLITICS (12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Former AP or DC U.S. History student or Faculty Approval.

This course is an introduction to the history and organization of the national institutions and domestic policies of the U.S. government. Students will examine the principles and processes of government with emphasis on the U.S. national government. The American political and economic systems, the people and institutions as they function in the system, are the focus of the course. Readings and course activities are designed to give students a critical perspective on government and politics in the U.S. Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

will be emphasized. Major themes of the course will include: • Constitutional foundation of the U.S. government • Political beliefs and behaviors • Political parties and interest groups • Institutions and policy making processes of the national government • Civil rights and civil liberties This course qualifies for advanced placement bonus points.

UNITED STATES HISTORY 1492-1877 (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 1/2 Unit Prerequisites: GPA of 3.00, or recommendation of instructor.

This is a college level survey of the economic, social, and political history of America and the United States from the era of discovery through Reconstruction. Lecture, college text, as well as research and writing are the foundation of student learning in this course. A formal research paper shall also be required.

UNITED STATES HISTORY 1877-PRESENT UNITED STATES HISTORY (11-12) (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)  1 Unit (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: Students have earned “A” or “B” in Advanced World History, or Faculty Approval. The Advanced Placement program in United States History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials, their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance, and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historic scholarship. The ability to draw from a reservoir of systematic factual knowledge and to exercise analytical skills intelligently are demanding yet crucial skills that are needed to succeed in this course. This course qualifies for advanced placement bonus points. Courses taught simultaneously:

Prerequisites: GPA of 3.00, or recommendation of instructor.

This is a university level survey of the economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1877 to the present. Lecture, college text, as well as research and writing are the foundation of student learning in this course. Formal student research presentations shall also be required.

WE THE PEOPLE (12)

Prerequisite: Faculty Approval

1/2 Unit

We the People is the companion course to Advanced Placement American Government. It offers an in-depth look at the foundations of democracy, major Supreme Court decisions, case law, the Constitution itself, and the effects of the law on individuals. Emphasis is on in-depth study of philosophical and real life law issues. This course is useful for college bound students and those wanting to understand and apply their knowledge of law. This course qualifies for dual credit/ honor points.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY (9)  1/2 Unit UNITED STATES HISTORY (11-12) Prerequisite: None (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 1 Unit Students will explore the connections UNITED STATES HISTORY 1492-1877 between environments and events, (11-12) DUAL CREDIT between geographic regions and cultures. (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS)  1/2 Unit Human and physical geography will provide students with a global perspecUNITED STATES HISTORY 1877tive. Critical thinking and geographical PRESENT (11-12) DUAL CREDIT skills will be examined to understand (MSSU - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 1/2 Unit the interrelatedness between people and 113


places. Students will relate places and cultures to their own lives. Major issues of a specific region of the world will be studied. Students will make comparisons between physical and human geography by exploring the similarities and differences across cultures. Case, studies and primary sources will be used to show the relevance of geography to current events.

WORLD HISTORY (10) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

World history is a required survey course of the major social, cultural, economic, geographic, and political developments in Europe and the Americas from the Renaissance to modern times. The course provides the necessary background to understand our place in the world. * The exams and tests in this class satisfy requirements of Section 170.011 RSMO for the Constitution of the United States and the State of Missouri. See page 2.

EUROPEAN HISTORY (10-11-12) (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 

1 Unit

Prerequisite: None for Juniors and Seniors.

For Sophomores - successful completion of 9th grade Advanced World Geography with a course grade of B or higher. Also, successful completion of English I Pre-AP with a B or higher. Also, an 11th grade reading level or higher is strongly recommended. Teacher recommendations and a writing prompt may also be required because the course is writing intensive. Students should expect a minimum of one hour per night reading and studying during the school year. And students should expect a summer reading assignment with a chapter test in the first few days of school. Note: Transfer students must have completed an honors curriculum in social studies in the 9th grade with a grade of B or higher for consideration.

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The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. Students who earn a passing grade on the Advanced Placement European Exam will be eligible for college credit. The course will be reading and writing intensive. Students enrolling in this course should have strong reading, writing, analytical skills, and be prepared to spend at least five hours a week outside of class to be successful.

Required Social Studies Courses and Progression of Courses All students in the class of 2010 and thereafter will be required to complete the following social studies courses (or their equivalent) in order to earn the minimum number of social studies units of credit necessary for graduation. In addition the sequence of courses is: World Geography  Ninth Grade

.5 unit of credit

World History Tenth grade

1 unit of credit

WORLD RELIGIONS (11-12) (WITH ENGLISH IV OPTION FOR SENIORS) 

1/2 Unit

Prerequisites: World Religions - None.

Prerequisites: Senior Independent Study English IV option - successful completion of English III or its equivalent.

World Religions is social studies elective that examines world history as it has been shaped by the major faiths and their traditions worldwide. The major faith traditions will be examined as well as their impact on culture, events, and eras. Attention will also be given to religious pluralism and religious liberty in various historical contexts. Note: Eligible seniors are also encouraged to enroll in English IV Independent Study in which students will explore selected religious beliefs and writings in more depth, respond to the tensions between science and faith, and consider the relationship between religious organizations and government.

American History 1 unit of credit Eleventh Grade American Government .5 unit of credit Twelfth Grade In addition, each student must successfully pass an exam on the principals and provisions of the United States Constitution and Missouri Constitution as prescribed by Missouri law.

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FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY COURSES HEALTH SCIENCE COURSE OFFERINGS INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCIENCE (11) 2 Units Prerequisite: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Students taking Health Science classes are required to join SkillsUSA*, dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses.

Introduction to Medical Science is a program for juniors interested in pursuing a career in a health care field. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the health care delivery system and to provide academic knowledge in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, communication, infection control, safety, CPR, first aid, vital signs, and a wide range of health career opportunities. Upon successful completion of the junior program, the student will be able to make an informed choice as to the health career pathway they want to pursue their senior year. Scrubs and proper shoes are required for the program, which will be the responsibility of the student.

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 5 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Science preferred but not required.

Students taking Health Science classes are required to join SkillsUSA*, dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses. Certified Nurse Assistant, a class for high school seniors, guides the student in building a foundation of knowledge for the health care profession. Basic care and communication skills are developed and practiced in theory and in the skills lab. JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

These skills are then applied with elderly adults in the clinical setting. The program focuses on preparing the student for a career in the health care through theory and clinicals, which will allow them to challenge the Certified Nurse Aide Examination. Students must have a “C in the course and 90% attendance rate to participate in clinicals. Students explore the various areas of the health care field by job shadowing and can qualify for an internship in a health care facility. Hepatitis B and TB tests are required. Hepatitis B vaccines are provided by the Health Department. Scrubs and proper shoes are required for the program, which will be the responsibility of the student.

clinic, nursing home, or home health care setting, providing basic nursing care. This course will introduce the student to the health care delivery system, the health care team, medical observation, documentation and reporting techniques, and patient assessment techniques. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as nurse’s aides, orderlies, patient care technicians, and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse and provide assistance to patients delivering task of activities of daily living. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA and must purchase two sets of scrubs to be worn in the clinical setting. Dues and uniforms will be the responsibility of the student.

CNA CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (12) DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE 3 Units 2 CREDIT HOURS) 1 Unit (12)  Prerequisite: None

This course is a clinical preparatory course to enable the student to gain experience in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or home health care setting providing basic nursing care. This course requires 100 hours of clinical experience in a long term care facility. Students will learn variety of skills such as how the healthcare team operates, medical observation, documentation and reporting techniques, and patient assessment. Once this class is completed student will have the opportunity to take the State Certified Nurse Assistant Exam. Scrubs and proper shoes are required for this program, which is the responsibility of the students.

CNA TECHNIQUES (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE 5 CREDIT HOURS) 2 Unit Prerequisite: Students are required to complete the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Family Care and Safety Registry and receive TB skin test before starting the clinical experience. ALSO A “C” AVERAGE AND 90% ATTENDANCE MUST BE MAINTAINED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND CLINICALS.

This course is a preparatory course to enable the student to work in a hospital,

Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Science or Diversified Health Occupations instructor’s permission. Students taking Health Science classes are required to join SkillsUSA*, dues will be the responsibility of the student. Students taking Health Science classes are required to join SkillsUSA*, dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses.

Diversified Health Occupations is designed for high school seniors who have completed Introduction to Medical Science, and/or have an interest in working in a health career. The major areas of study include: career exploration in health care medical law and ethics, medical terminology, safety and infection control, anatomy and physiology, and communication and job-seeking skills. The student will learn basic job skills required in a clinical area of study, which is individualized by student interest. Clinical training sites may include: Pharmacy Aide, Physical Therapy Aide, Radiology Aide, Dental Aide, Activities Director Aide, Animal Care Aide, Respiratory Therapy Aide, Administrative Medical Aide, and Sports Trainer 115


Aide. The Diversified Health Occupations student will spend approximately one-half of the school year in general classroom activities, one-fourth in career exploration at various clinical sites, and the last one-fourth in mentor training at a clinical site in their specified area. Upon completion of the program, the student is prepared for an entry-level job in the health care field. To attend clinicals students are responsible for having two pair of approved scrubs, name tag, proper shoes, TB (tuberculosis) test, Hepatitis B vaccination, transportation to and from clinical sites, being placed on the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services Family Care Safety Registry, maintaining a “C” average, and having a 90% attendance in Health Science II.

MEDICAL FOUNDATIONS (11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course is an accelerated medical science program for juniors interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to academic knowledge in anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, infection control, safety, first aid, CPR, and vital signs. The course will be beneficial to students who may be interested to pursue a career path in health care. Students taking Health Science classes are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

technology skills to today’s medical office environment.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (11-12) (OPTIONAL DUAL CREDIT) (MSSU/ HS111 - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

The language of medicine, especially as related to Health Sciences, through a comprehensive study of the more common medical roots, prefixes and suffixes. Relates medical roots to everyday English words. A survey of medical diseases and surgical terms is included. This particular course is recommended for Health Sciences students. Online format.

NATURAL RESOURCES COURSE OFFERINGS AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to demonstrate positive leadership for agriculture. Areas of focus include public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking, written communication, meeting people, good first impressions, personal goals, teamwork, team/organizational goals, organizing groups to take action, and evaluation of team/organizational actions.

AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES (10-11-12)  Prerequisite: None

1/2 Unit

This course includes electrical wiring, electrical motors, concrete masonry, plumbing and sewage disposal, farm fences, product handling and processing equipment, and outside storage buildings. Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Basic construction skills and knowledge in electricity, plumbing, concrete, and masonry are necessary for the building of agricultural structures.

APPLICATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (10-11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

A two semester, one credit, (Life Science Credit) one hour 11th or 12th grade course that will increase the understanding of the uses of biotechnology for plant and animal agriculture, the environment and food science. The course will acquaint students with occupational skills in agricultural biotechnology and provide practice in the concepts and skills needed for careers while providing enough information to make a balanced judgment regarding the benefits and concerns posed by biotechnology. The curriculum is based upon the Vocational Instructional Management System (VIMS), established by DESE.

AGRIBUSINESS SALES, MARKETING MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANT (11-12)  1/2 Unit AND (11-12 )  1 Unit Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: Enrolled in or completed Intro To Medical Science.

Students that are enrolled in Intro To Medical Science or have taken Intro To Medical Science may take this course. Students will be introduced to medical office skills including filing, computer skills, transcriptions, and telephone skills. Students will also learn office management techniques, office safety and be introduced to medical records. Appropriate written oral communications skills in a professional setting will be emphasized. Students will apply business 116

This course includes human relations, personal inventory, careers in selling, and other experiences necessary for employment in agribusiness engaged in marketing, purchasing, storing, grading, and transporting supplies and products. Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Application of economics, sales, marketing. Students taking Natural Resources classes are required to join FFA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisite: None

This course covers basic veterinary knowledge with a skill set that prepares the student to assist a veterinarian. The course covers basic terminology, Zoonotic diseases, lab skills, sample collection, basic care for animals, breed identification (small and large), surgical instrument identification, surgical prep, drug administration, and professional conduct.

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CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

Students taking Natural Resource Classes are required to join FFA; dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses. Conservation of Natural Resources is a one-year course that meets one hour per day. This course prepares the student for activities in the conservation and or improvement of natural resources such as soil, water, air, forest, fish and wildlife for economic and recreational purposes. An advanced activity in FFA, leadership and supervised agricultural experience related to conservation is also discussed here.

GREENHOUSE/LANDSCAPE I & II (11-12) 2 Units Prerequisite: Natural Resources Technology or Instructor Approval. Articulated College Credit – Crowder College-6 hours and Ozarks Technical Community College-8 hours

Students taking Natural Resource Classes are required to join FFA; dues will be the responsibility of the student. Student Organizations are intra-curricular and are required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Programs have fundraisers to help offset costs of requirements for courses. Greenhouse/Landscape Management is a two-hour, two-year course. Course work alternates every other year, even years-landscape, odd years-greenhouse. Students in the greenhouse rotation develop the basic understanding of plant science, production of plants, identification of plants as well as greenhouse management techniques including energy management, construction, asexual and sexual propagation, growing of and marketing of the product. In the Landscape rotation students apply theory of landscape design to actual projects. Site analysis, design, plant selection and JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

installation of new landscapes and turf are covered. This course prepares the student for a career pathway into horticulture or continuing education. The Joplin FFA is an Associate member of Missouri Nursery and Landscape Association.

INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE, FOOD, & NATURAL RESOURCES (9) or 1st year Ag Members 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

Students participating in this course will experience exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, student swill learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students will work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in a practical learning exercise.

PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE: ANIMAL (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This course is intended to serve as one of two foundational courses within the CASE™ sequence. The course is structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in animal science so that students may continue through a sequence of courses through high school. Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, or industry personnel face in their respective careers. The knowledge and skills students develop will be used in future courses within the CASE™ program

PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE: PLANT (10-11-12) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This course is intended to serve as a foundation course within the CASE™ sequence. The course is structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science so that students may continue through a sequence of courses through high school. Students will work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery mangers and producers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers. This knowledge and skills will be used in future courses within the CASE™ program.

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR: AGRICULTURAL POWER I (10-11-12) 1/2 Unit Prerequisite: None

This course develops skills in the maintenance, repair, adjustment, and overhaul of small engines. Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Small engines provide development of mechanical skills and principles needed to pursue a career in agricultural, automotive, or diesel mechanics.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE/AGRI-BUSINESS ED (12)  1 or 2 Units Prerequisite: None

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to meet the needs of students with career goals in the occupational areas of agricultural, technical, trade and industrial education. The co-op program is an arrangement between the school hours to earn up to 2 credits for their on the job experience. Admission Requirements: Student application, instructor approval along with a one hour Natural Resources class. No more than 3 credits can be issued per year including related class.

TRADE AND TECHNICAL COURSE OFFERINGS The section headings below represent FTC standard programs which will be offered as an Introduction at the 11th grade level and Advanced at the 12th grade level. Course descriptions below reflect additional Dual Credit options that are offered within these programs.

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING (11/12) (CROWDER COLLEGE PROGRAM @ FTC) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This program is directed towards an AAS degree in Automated Manufacturing at Crowder College. Courses include but are not limited to Programmable Logic Controller Operation, Robotics, Precision Milling and Lathe Operations, Computer Numeric Controls, and operations in the metals, plastics, and wood technology industries. Students will receive high school and college credit in this program.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AUTO TECH I (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE 9 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

A course designed for the automotive student or the practicing automotive technician and is NATEF certified. The first semester is a study of the Automotive Brake Systems and the principles involved in the braking systems of the modern automobile. Instruction is given in the skills needed to diagnose and repair braking systems. Special emphasis is given to hydraulic theory, computerized anti-lock systems and the use and application of modern test equipment in the diagnosis and repair of these systems. Second semester is Automotive Electrical Systems, this is a concentrated course in automotive electrical systems. Included is a review of basic electrical principles. Systems studied include charging, starting, ignition, lighting, and fuel. Emphasis is given to electronic ignition and electronic fuel injection. Practice is provided with live service and repair in the automotive laboratory. Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student as well as required work boots and coveralls. Students will have to opportunity to take the NATEF certification exam for these respective areas.

AUTO TECH II (11-12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 9 CREDIT HOURS)  3 Units Prerequisite: None

A course designed for the automotive technology student or the practicing automotive technician and is NATEF certified. The first semester is a study in the Computerized Engine Control and the principles of computerized engine control, the course will help the student/technician to grasp the operation, diagnosis and repair of these complicated systems. The use and application of modern test equip-

ment are taught in relation to their use in the diagnosis and repair of these systems. Second Semester is Automotive Suspension and Steering. This class is a study of the principles involved in the steering and suspension mechanisms of the modern automobile. Instruction is given in the skills needed to diagnose and repair steering and suspension components, replace steering and suspension system components and alignment of the wheels. The application of modern equipment is taught in relation to its use in the repair of these systems. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student as well as required work boots and coveralls. Students will have to opportunity to take the NATEF certification exam for these respective areas.

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY (11-12) (TAUGHT WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM) 3 Unit Prerequisite: None

Diesel Technology is a two-year, highly technical program designed to prepare students to use critical thinking skills to explore basic diesel technology. Students will apply these skills in the service and maintenance of medium-and heavy-duty trucks and other diesel-powered equipment including farm and construction equipment. Students will learn how to operate various equipment including electronic diagnostic analyzers, precision measuring devices, and other equipment utilized in the Diesel Industry.

COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY INTRO TO COLLISION REPAIR (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE 6 CREDIT HOURS)  3 Units Prerequisite: None

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practices in the shop as well as the various tools and equipment used in the trade including lifting, measuring, cleaning, and finishing devices. Steel straightening, damage analysis, and the preparation of customer estimates are also covered. Second semester continues by extending damage analysis/repair coverage to frontal impact and interior damage, exterior trim/hardware repairs, use of plastic adhesives, and advanced measurement systems. Classes are built around learning modules licensed from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) which include both classroom and hands-on shop exercises with competencies cross-indexed to ASE/NATEF (Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation). Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ADVANCED COLLISION REPAIR (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE 6 CREDIT HOURS)  3 Units Prerequisite: Intro to Collision Repair

This course moves into the repair of bolted-on components and other areas requiring the use of gas-metal arc welding (GMAW). Additional time is also devoted to the advanced use of body fillers and repairs to both fixed and moveable glass components. Second semester covers aligning/repairing the vehicle frame, working with aluminum body parts, and the final steps in the painting/finishing process. Finding and repairing wind noise and water leaks is also addressed. Classes are built around learning modules licensed from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), which include both classroom and hands-on shop exercises with competencies cross-indexed to ASE/ NATEF (Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation). Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE INTRODUCTION TO PC BASICS (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This course covers the fundamentals of the internal PC hardware and peripheral devices (PC = “Personal Computer” = Intel-based X86 architecture), and also provides an introduction to operating system concepts. Through hands-on labs, desktop learning tools, and extensive Internet-based research, students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ADV PC REPAIR & MAINTENANCE (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 3 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This course addresses the software side of the PC by focusing on the operating system, basic networking concepts, and PC security. The course also provides an introduction to selected additional concepts including troubleshooting methods, “help desk” or “call center” procedures, and ethical considerations in computer technology. Students will understand network design and components. The program focus will be on the PC Pro Certification. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

SUPERVISED TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE (12) 

Prerequisite: Computer Information Science class I & II

1 Unit

The students in this class will be second year CIS students personally selected by the instructor. This class will help students learn about tools and methodologies that computer hardware and software professionals apply to improve and maintain the IT equipment being

used by companies or organizations. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experiences by responding to “school technical assistance requests”. Students will work together in teams along with the instructor to fix problems and provide support to staff and other students. The students in this class will also be responsible for scheduling and conducting routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment. Students will be interviewed and selected for this course.

ELECTRONICS (9-10) Prerequisite: None

1 Unit

This is a two-semester course designed to give students a better understanding of electronics. With various forms of electronics evolving at rapid rates, this course will inform students of recent advances in the field of electronics and innovations. Practical applications and information concerning “Low voltage wiring”, Home Theater Design, Security Systems, Network Cabling, and Fiber Optic Cabling will be covered in the course. The students will also learn how to assemble traditional electronics kits and how the various components interact with each other.

CONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION TRADES (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 9 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This course is part of NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter. Study includes residential and commercial construction, with all phases explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Specialized coursework includes drywall installation and finishing, blueprint reading, construction estimating, concrete, and construction materials. Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card. Students are required to provide their own appropriate personal protective equipment Students 119


taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This class is encouraged to serve as team leaders for the construction “crew� of students in the Intro class. Students taking this class are urged to work in the construction industry during the summer between classes. Also covered is an introduction to the electrical trade, safety, basic circuits/theory, plus introduction to the NEC (National Electrical Code), device boxes and conduit bending/ installation. Other topics covered in this portion include an introduction to the plumbing profession, safety practices, plumbing tools/math/drawings, and working with plastic pipe and fittings. Internship opportunities in commercial construction may be available during the final quarter of this program. Students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

CULINARY CULINARY I (11-12) Prerequisite: None

3 Units

Articulated College Credit- Ozark Technical College Culinary Arts I is the first of two culinary classes offered at Franklin Technology Center. The class meets in a three-hour block and offers three units of credit. Culinary Arts I is an introductory course that starts students in their pursuit of a career in the field of Culinary Arts. They receive training on commercial grade kitchen equipment. They are trained in kitchen sanitation and safety. They learn the basic techniques in both cooking and baking. The students get acquainted with working in a professional kitchen environment. The students work with

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the community through many community service projects that provide food for many events. After they complete Culinary Arts I they are ready to continue into Culinary Arts II to pursue their Culinary Arts Certificate. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

CULINARY II (11-12)

3 Units

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I or 2 years of Foods Classes

Articulated College Credit- Ozark Technical College Culinary Arts II is the second of two culinary classes offered at Franklin Technology Center. The class meets in a three - hour block and offers three units of credit. The students in Culinary Arts II take the skills they learned in Culinary Arts I and use these skills to master more challenging techniques in both the culinary and the baking areas. They work with many different types of foods to develop the necessary skills in preparation and presentation techniques. The students also work with the community at several catering events throughout the year. Upon completion of both Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II the students will be able to earn a Certificate of Completion that will help them go into a introductory job in foodservice or pursue a degree in Culinary Arts or Baking. The student will obtain the necessary skills for continued growth in a world of accelerated change in a competitive world market. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

BAKING I: INTRODUCTION TO BAKING (12) 1 1/2 Units Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I or 2 years of Foods Classes

This course introduces the student to the ingredients, procedures and processes of basic baking. The course includes concepts in formulas, measuring and scaling and the chemical reactions of basic doughs, cakes and batters. This program is an addition to current

Culinary Arts I & II, with emphasis towards preparation for Pastry/Bakery Chef. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

BAKING II: CLASSICAL PASTRIES AND DESSERTS (12) 1 1/2 Units Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I or 2 years of Foods Classes

Description: This class involves the study and practice of creating classic European style pastries and desserts, breads, cakes and cake decorating, bakeshop operations, and an introduction to chocolates and confections. This program is an addition to current Culinary Arts I & II, with emphasis towards preparation for Pastry/Bakery Chef. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PRE-ENGINEERING (10-11)  Prerequisite: Algebra I

1 Unit

This course is designed to give students a broad overview of technology-related fields and processes in many fields of engineering, manufacturing and design, including: manufacturing and tool design, the design process, architecture, mechanical engineering, and construction. Because engineers use technology to solve problems, the course is project based. Students will follow the processes from concept to consumer. Units of study will include Team Building and Leadership skills; Engineering & Design Processes; Communication Skills; management and Employability Skills; and Print Reading; Technical Math and Technical Business Writing Skills as applied to Engineering. Students taking this class are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

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INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS)  2 Units Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Pre-Engineering (can be taken concurrently). This course provides a foundation for all engineering and technical design courses. This study includes basics of freehand sketching and CAD Drafting, and print reading. This study also includes all principles using section, auxiliary and pictorial views to better describe the product. Second semester of this course is an introduction to Computer Aided Drafting. The primary focus is on entry-level AutoCAD Command usage, drawing commands, viewing commands, and modify commands. Topics include drawing layouts, 2-dimensional drawing, editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings. Students taking this class are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

include components from both traditional (manual) and Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD). The four areas of study will include: Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing/Mechanical systems, Civil Engineering and Surveying, and Structural Engineering drawings. Students taking this class are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (11) (PLTW)

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software. Some students have seen these designs come to life through partnerships with local housing organizations.

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ADVANCED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS)  2 Units GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS Prerequisite: Intro to Engineering (11-12)  Graphics. This course includes Technical Drawing and is the second introduction to drafting class. The primary focus is on entry-level Board and Auto CAD Command usage, drawing commands, viewing commands and modifying commands. Topics include drawing the different types of fasteners, springs, cams, welding symbols, steel details and basic structural drawing. Editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings. Students will be exposed to 3D creation of objects in 3D parameter software. Second semester moves into Architectural Drafting, this course is an introduction to residential construction and house design. Students are required to interview prospective clients, write a project description, and draw a set of architectural plans that include floor plans, electrical plans, elevations and construction details. The course will JHS/FTC Course Catalog 2014/2015

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Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering and Intro to Engineering Graphics

Prerequisite: None

2 Units

A course structured to give the graphic design student a survey of the complex history of this field. Included will be a foundation studio course dealing with the theories, problems and applications of color. An introduction to Photoshop and web design using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver on the Macintosh computer, photo editing, creative illustration and web design will be studied. Other publishing software students will be introduced to include Illustrator and InDesign. Here students will get an understanding of computer vector illustration, desktop publishing and page layout, using type and images. File storage and scanning applications are also included. Rounding out this class will a good understanding of digital photography. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student as well

as required clothing needs related to labwork. Note: Dual Credit options will be available with area colleges.

COMMERCIAL PRINTING (11-12) 1 Unit Prerequisite: None

A course designed for the application of all that was learned in the Graphic Communications class. Printing Technologies include fundamental characteristics, uses and operational procedures of traditional and digital printing technologies and equipment including image conversion and press layout, techniques, and print quality control and troubleshooting. Areas of study will include document design and production for print and electronic delivery. Also studied will be package design for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional container and displays, as well as conceptual development, process requirements, material selection and problem solving of packaging products. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student as well as required work boots and coveralls.

HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INTRO TO BASIC HVAC (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

Articulated College Credit – Ozarks Technical Community College This course will prepare the student to enter this occupation as a beginning service apprentice technician. Instruction will include proper use of electric drills, pipe cutters and benders, acetylene torches and testing devices such as refrigerant gauges and ammeters. Students will learn to install and repair equipment ranging in size from small window air conditioners to domestic refrigerators and commercial refrigeration systems. The program will focus on the installation of new equipment including placing motors, 121


compressors, or absorption equipment evaporators and other components in place following blueprints and design specifications. Students also learn to recover and recycle refrigerant to meet EPA requirements. Franklin Technology Center is an approved EPA training and testing site for VGI clean air certification. Students taking Trade and Technical classes are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ADVANCED HVAC (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS)  3 Units Prerequisite: None

This class will allow students to master all hand tools, oxy acetylene torches, propane and testing devices utilized in the field. Students will learn to install & repair equipment ranging from window A/C units to domestic refrigerators and commercial refrigeration systems. Students will also learn to recover and recycle refrigerants to meet EPA requirements. Other electrical topics covered in this portion include raceways/ fittings, conductors/ cables, electrical drawings, residential services, and test equipment. Students can also earn their EPA Licensure during this time. Other topics covered in this portion include an introduction to the plumbing profession, safety practices, plumbing tools/math/ drawings, and working with plastic pipe and fittings. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

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PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAM (11-12) (MSSU see credit hours listed below) Prerequisite: None

Public Safety courses at the advanced level for 11th and 12th graders will be taught at Missouri Southern State University. Students at the advanced level will choose between the MSSU public safety programs of Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Technician, and Fire Fighter. College credits will be provided as shown below: Emergency Medical Technician- 9 college credit hours Fire Academy I & II- 6 college credit hours Law Enforcement - 6 college credit hours including Introduction to Law Enforcement

WELDING TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (11) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (“Stick” Welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding (formerly M.I.G. Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

(formerly T.I.G. Welding) and Thermal Cutting. Second semester you will move into Shielded Metal Arc Welding-SMAW. This course is designed to provide the concepts, procedures, and operational hands-on practice necessary to perform shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), formerly known as “Stick” welding or traditional ARC welding. Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card Students are required to provide their own appropriate work clothes, shoes, and eye protection. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

ADVANCED WELDING (12) (DUAL CREDIT) (CROWDER COLLEGE - 6 CREDIT HOURS) 3 Units Prerequisite: Intro to Welding

This course includes Gas Metal Arc Welding-GMAW and designed to provide the concepts, procedures, and operational hands-on practice necessary to perform gas metal arc welding (GMAW), formerly known as Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Second Semester you will move into Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-GTAW formally known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. Students are required to provide their own appropriate work clothes, shoes, and eye protection. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.

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