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NORWICH FREE ACADEMY • 2019 – 2020 CATALOG

OPPORTUNITY & CHOICE


OPPORTUNITY & CHOICE Since 1854, the mission of Norwich Free Academy has been to “return to our hamlets and our homes its priceless freight of youthful minds, enriched by learning, developed by a liberal culture, refined by a study of all that is beautiful in nature and art, and prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness.”

– Founder, John P. Gulliver Dedication Ceremony – 1856

Incorporated in 1854, Norwich Free Academy has always operated as a privately endowed secondary school governed by its appointed board of trustees. The campuslike atmosphere, with its unique architectural spaces, accommodates the community and helps develop creativity and exploration for students. Our independent status safeguards our traditions and has fostered innovative responses to the needs of our student population. Our rich history, distinctive traditions, and independence encourage generous financial support and active participation from trustees and alumni. Our large, culturally diverse population supports rich, broad course offerings, outstanding athletic programs, and numerous clubs and activities, all designed to develop the intellect, engage and employ the interest and instill a passion for learning. Academy students become productive and responsible adults. Norwich Free Academy draws strength from its independence. We balance a commitment to excellence and care for each student.

A long-standing tradition at the Academy follows English grade-level terminology: ninth graders are Juniors, tenthgraders are Lowers, eleventh-graders are Uppers, and twelfth-graders are Seniors.

For more information about NFA’s Opportunities & Choices, visit www.nfaschool.org.

To fulfill NFA’s mission to provide a liberal education, the curriculum offers students many options enabling them to direct their academic program toward areas of concentration while exploring diverse areas of study and interest.

THE CORE CURRICULUM The Core Curriculum provides a rich educational experience. The opportunity to select numerous electives allows students to explore a number of fields or to concentrate on one according to interest and ability. For example, a student may plan a concentration in art or music. Students planning to pursue post-secondary education may plan to study advanced mathematics, world language, chemistry, and/or physics; or students may choose one of a career-oriented cluster or sequence of courses. To receive an NFA diploma, all students must earn one credit in world language. All lowers choose English 2, a math course, global studies/civics, biology, physical education, and two electives. All uppers choose English 3, U.S. History, a math course, a science course, and one or more electives. All seniors choose a 12th grade English course; if all other requirements for graduation have been met, students complete their schedule with at least four other courses to concentrate or broaden their background. The Special Education Department provides academic support and instruction as specified in a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). The planning and placement team (PPT) makes decisions about special education courses and services.

Norwich Free Academy reserves the right to cancel courses with insufficient class registration. Norwich Free Academy complies with all the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Norwich Free Academy is fully accredited by the Department of Education of The State of Connecticut and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Vera Liu ’21, Lisbon, Metal and Jewelry 1

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS Requirements for college admissions vary widely. To be competitive, students are advised to take a rigorous academic program for all four years. Colleges seek students who take a challenging academic load. Many colleges require four units in English, three or more units in laboratory science, three or more units in history, and three or more units in one world language. Some college programs like Physical Therapy, Nursing, Engineering, and Business Administration may require stronger preparation or specific prerequisite coursework. A few colleges have open admissions to certain programs. Open admission requires a high school diploma or equivalent. It is important that students work closely with their counselors to plan their four- year program. Colleges differ in world language requirements. Students should check college catalogs and websites carefully to meet the specific requirements of the colleges to which they plan to apply.

Cover artwork by: Elizabeth Joyal ’19, Norwich, Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition

Students should include elective courses in their programs in areas like art, business, computers, family and consumer sciences, technology and music.

Matthew Goldblatt ’20, Bozrah, Advanced Digital Photo

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OPPORTUNITY & CHOICE To fulfill NFA’s mission to provide a liberal education, the curriculum offers students many options enabling them to direct their academic program toward areas of concentration while exploring diverse areas of study and interest.

THE CORE CURRICULUM The Core Curriculum provides a rich educational experience. The opportunity to select numerous electives allows students to explore a number of fields or to concentrate on one according to interest and ability. For example, a student may plan a concentration in art or music. Students planning to pursue post-secondary education may plan to study advanced mathematics, world language, chemistry, and/or physics; or students may choose one of a career-oriented cluster or sequence of courses. To receive an NFA diploma, all students must earn one credit in world language. All lowers choose English 2, a math course, global studies/civics, biology, physical education, and two electives. All uppers choose English 3, U.S. History, a math course, a science course, and one or more electives. All seniors choose a 12th grade English course; if all other requirements for graduation have been met, students complete their schedule with at least four other courses to concentrate or broaden their background. The Special Education Department provides academic support and instruction as specified in a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). The planning and placement team (PPT) makes decisions about special education courses and services.

Vera Liu ’21, Lisbon, Metal and Jewelry 1

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS Requirements for college admissions vary widely. To be competitive, students are advised to take a rigorous academic program for all four years. Colleges seek students who take a challenging academic load. Many colleges require four units in English, three or more units in laboratory science, three or more units in history, and three or more units in one world language. Some college programs like Physical Therapy, Nursing, Engineering, and Business Administration may require stronger preparation or specific prerequisite coursework. A few colleges have open admissions to certain programs. Open admission requires a high school diploma or equivalent. It is important that students work closely with their counselors to plan their four- year program. Colleges differ in world language requirements. Students should check college catalogs and websites carefully to meet the specific requirements of the colleges to which they plan to apply. Students should include elective courses in their programs in areas like art, business, computers, family and consumer sciences, technology and music.

Matthew Goldblatt ’20, Bozrah, Advanced Digital Photo

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DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Students may earn college credit for select courses taken at Norwich Free Academy through NFA’s concurrent or dual enrollment partnerships with the University of Connecticut’s Early College Experience program, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dual Enrollment program, and Three Rivers Community College’s College Career Pathways program. Instructors are Academy teachers certified as adjunct professors by the colleges.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program is another opportunity for students to pursue college-level study in high school. College admissions personnel view AP experiences as an indicator of college success. Participation in AP courses is, therefore, a great advantage to a student planning to attend a selective or highly selective college. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses register for the exam in the fall and prepare to take the respective AP exams in May. There is a fee for an Advanced Placement exam, and financial assistance is available. NFA offers the following AP courses:

The Early College Experience (ECE) program at UConn and the Dual Enrollment Program at Eastern (ECSU) provide academically motivated students opportunities to take university courses while still in high school. In these courses students experience challenging college work, build their college readiness confidence, and earn college credit, providing both an academic and financial head start on a college degree. These courses foster independent learning, creativity and critical thinking — all pivotal for success in college. To support rigorous learning, all enrolled students have access to college library resources. Three Rivers Community College’s (TRCC) Career Pathways program provides NFA students opportunities to earn credit toward an associate degree at TRCC or to transfer those credits to another college. In addition to meeting any prerequisites for enrollment, students must submit a specific registration form for UConn, ECSU, and/or TRCC if they wish to receive credit. These forms are available in June before the fall in which the class is taken. Students enrolled must complete the course with a grade of C or above to receive college credit. Credit is earned at the particular college and is usually transferable to many other colleges and universities. UConn and Eastern charge high school students a nominal fee per credit, but students realize substantial savings in comparison to the per credit tuition charged to college students. TRCC does not charge a fee. After graduation, seniors should request that their dual enrollment college send a transcript for transfer credit to the college in which they enroll.

Louisa Drab ’20, Norwich, Acrylic Paint, Design I

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AP Biology AP Calculus AB / BC AP Chinese Language and Culture AP Computer Science A AP Economics (Micro & Macro) AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition AP/UConn Environmental Science AP European History AP Latin AP Psychology AP Seminar AP Spanish Language AP Statistics AP Studio Art


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT

CREDITS

English

4

Mathematics

3

Social Studies 1 credit must be in US History & .5 credit must be in Civics

3

Science

3

World Language

1

Physical Education

1

Arts or Vocational Education

1

Electives

7

Total Credits Required for Graduation

23*

*This is subject to change for the Class of 2023 based upon Connecticut State Department of Education regulations. All 9th grade students participate in and receive a grade for Health.

GRADING & CREDIT POLICY Norwich Free Academy’s Grade Scale is as follows:

A = Superior Achievement

B = Above-Average Achievement

C = Average Achievement

D = Below-Average Achievement

F = Failure (no credit)

I = Incomplete (student will be allowed to make up work for credit)

W = Withdrawn from Class

S = Satisfactory

U = Unsatisfactory

P = Pass

Minus (-) and plus (+) symbols are used to distinguish quality; however, there are no A+, F+ or F- grades. All courses grant credit by semester. One-credit courses award one-half credit each semester. At Norwich Free Academy, classroom teachers are in the best position to assess a student’s progress and achievement. The teacher-student relationship makes possible an accurate appraisal of a student’s progress. Teacher assessment may be based upon student achievement, effort, classroom participation, satisfaction of course requirements, and attendance. Teachers distribute a grading policy at the beginning of each course and post it on their class group space accessible to students at MyNFA>Students. A semester grade of D- or better is required to earn course credit.

Emily Vinkels ’19, Norwich, Colored Pencil, AP Studio Art No credit will be granted for a repeated course if credit was previously earned unless otherwise stated in the course description. Students with excessive absences or class cuts do not earn course credit. To participate in NFA’s graduation, in their senior year, students must earn a minimum of four credits, pass the equivalent of two full credits (typically four classes) for the second semester, and carry a minimum of five classes each semester.

GRADING SYSTEM Grades on transcripts and report cards are by letter, based upon a 4.0 GPA (Grade-point average) system. A = 4.0000

B- = 2.6667

D+ = 1.3333

A- = 3.6667

C+ = 2.3333

D = 1.0000

B+ = 3.3333

C = 2.0000

D- = 0.6667

B

C- = 1.6667

F

= 3.0000

= 0.0000

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DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES Courses at Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut require a fee based upon the number of credits pursued. Financial assistance is available

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT

NFA COURSE #

NFA COURSE TITLE

UCONN COURSE #

UCONN COURSE TITLE

COLLEGE CREDITS

ACP875

Honors FA Drawing

ART1030

Drawing I

3

ADR865

Advanced Drawing

ART1030

Drawing I

3

Career & Technical Education

FIF705

Individual & Family Development

HDFS1070

Individual & Family Development

3

English

EEN956

AP English 4 (Literature)

ENGL1011

Seminar in Writing through Literature

4

HIST1501

United States History to 1877

3

HUS806

UConn United States History HIST1502

United States History since 1877

3

Art

Social Studies

HWC806

AP European History

HIST1400

Modern Western Traditions

3

HWT806

Ancient Western Civilizations

HIST1300

Western Traditions before 1500

3

HEC956

AP Economics

ECON1201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON1202

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

LCH856

Chinese 4/UConn

CHIN1114

Intermediate Chinese II

3

LFR956

French Global Culture/UConn

FREN3250

Global Culture

3

LSC956

AP Spanish Language

SPAN3178

Intermediate Spanish Composition

3

LIT856

Honors Italian 4

ILCS3239

Italian Composition and Conversation I

3

LIT956

Honors Italian 5

ILCS3240

Italian Composition and Conversation II

3

LLA956

AP Latin

CAMS3102

Topics in Advanced Latin

3

MSA806

AP Statistics

STAT1100Q

Elementary Concepts of Statistics

4

SES756

AP/UConn Environmental Science

NRE1000

Environmental Science

3

CHEM1127Q

General Chemistry I

4

SCH876

UConn Chemistry CHEM1128Q

General Chemistry II

4

World Language

Math

Science

4

SMS786

UConn Oceanography

MARN1003

Intro to Oceanography with lab

4

SPY 956

UConn Physics 1

PHYS1201Q

General Physics I

4

PHYS1201Q

General Physics I

4

SPY976

AP/UConn Physics 1 & 2 PHYS1202Q

General Physics II

4


EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT

NFA COURSE #

NFA COURSE TITLE

ECSU COURSE #

EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY COURSE TITLE

COLLEGE CREDITS

English

ESP904

Public Speaking

COM230

Basic Speech

3

Social Studies

HEC905

Honors Economics

ECO100

Political Economy of Social Issues

3

Math

MCA956

AP Calculus AB

MAT243

Calculus I

4

SAY685

Honors Astronomy

AST214

Descriptive Astronomy w/Lab

4

SHB805

Honors Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 202,203

Human Biology, Lecture & Lab

4

Science

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT

Technology Education

NFA COURSE #

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE TITLE

COLLEGE CREDITS

NFA COURSE TITLE

TRCC COURSE #

VDR611

Intermediate Engineering Graphics

CAD*K106/107

Computer Aided Drafting

3

VIM651

Introduction to Manufacturing

MFG*K102

Manufacturing Process

3

Elizabeth Joyal ’19, Norwich, Mixed Media, AP Studio Art

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HONOR ROLL Honor Roll is based upon the same GPA as diploma designations.

Honors = 3.3333 – 3.4999 GPA

High Honors = 3.5000 – 3.6665 GPA

Highest Honors = 3.6666 & higher GPA

Honor Roll, based upon semester grades, is calculated twice yearly. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must carry a minimum of five credits and have no grade lower than a C-. The GPA calculation considers all courses taken for credit that receive a letter grade.

DIPLOMAS Norwich Free Academy awards a Standard Diploma and three Honors Diplomas based upon total earned credits and cumulative grade-point average (GPA), grades 9 through 12.

Zoe Weyant-Marino ’19, Taftville, Digital Photo 2

Standard Diploma - Below 3.3332 GPA

Honors (Cum Laude) Diploma - 3.3333 – 3.4999 GPA High Honors (Magna Cum Laude) Diploma - 3.5000 – 3.6665 GPA Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude) Diploma - 3.6666 & higher GPA

EXPECTED YEARLY CREDITS EARNED To be on track to graduate, students should earn the following credits each year. Students who fail a course should discuss opportunities for credit recovery with their school counselor as soon as possible. Recommended Minimum Credits Earned 9th to 10th Grade (Lower) 6 credits 10th to 11th Grade (Upper) 12 credits 11th to 12th Grade (Senior) 18 credits Regardless of credit status, all 12th-grade students are required to take five credits (minimum 2.5 credits each semester)

RANK IN CLASS Rank in class is based on a weighted grade-point average (GPA) system. Advanced/Honors courses with numbers ending in 5 increase GPA by a weighted multiplier of 1.1; courses with numbers ending in 6 increase GPA by a weighted multiplier of 1.2

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Katherine Westcott ’20, Norwich, Mixed Media, Sculpture


C0-CURRICULAR & ATHLETICS

Nolan Molkenthin ’20 Canterbury

Allison Toppa ’20 Allison Toppa ’20 North Franklin North Franklin 7


CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES At Norwich Free Academy student participation in co-curricular activities is a vital element of the high school experience. Active students are more likely to enjoy their high school years, and not only perform better academically during periods of co-curricular membership, but also enhance self-knowledge and social development. NFA encourages all students to explore the many activities available to them, make new friends, have new experiences, and fully appreciate their high school years. Students should balance their commitment to noncredit and after-school activities with academic demands. Some colleges and the National Honor Society consider extra-curricular activities as part of their total admissions evaluation. Further information about clubs and activities is available in the Student Affairs Office and NFA’s Co-Curricular Guide.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Ambassadors American Sign Language Club Amnesty International Anime Club Announcers Club Aquarium Club Art Honor Society Asian Cultures Club Band Beatles Club Book Club Bowling Club Business Club Cape Verdean Student Group Chinese Honor Society Christian Fellowship Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Classic Movie Club Color Guard Computer Club Comic Book Club Concert Band Cranston House Council

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Yuqiao Lu ’19, Norwich, Watercolor, Introduction to Design

Dance Team Debate Team Equestrian Club Fashion Club FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America, Inc.) FEMALES Fishing Club French Club Gaming Club Gay/Straight Alliance Global Events Haitian Support Group High School Bowl Ice Skating Club Intramural Sports Italian Club Jazz Ensemble Junior Classical League Law Enforcement Club Martial Arts Club Math Club Mirror Musicians Club National Honor Society NFA Animal Advocates NFA Cares

NFA Prevention Council NFA R2 Ambassadors NFA Ultimate Frisbee Federation Oceanology Club Orchestra Outdoors Club Performing Arts/Playshop Photography Club Project Outreach Red and White Student Advisory Board (SAB) Science/Environmental Club Science National Honor Society SOS Club Spanish Club Spanish Honor Society Student Art Association Successful Hispanics Alliance TSA (Technology Student Association) Unified Social Club Varsity “N” Club Walking Club Writers Club Young Educators Society Young Voters Society Youth Peace


ATHLETICS Athletics at Norwich Free Academy include the following interscholastic teams subject to school and CIAC regulations. FALL SPORTS

WINTER SPORTS

SPRING SPORTS

Cheerleading (coed) Cross Country (boys) Cross Country (girls) Field Hockey (girls) Football (boys) Soccer (boys) Soccer (girls) Swimming (girls) Unified Bowling Unified Soccer Volleyball (girls)

Basketball (boys) Basketball (girls) Cheerleading (coed) Fencing (boys) Fencing (girls) Gymnastics (girls) Ice Hockey (boys) Indoor Track (boys) Indoor Track (girls) Special Olympics – Speed Skating Swimming (boys) Unified Basketball Wrestling (boys)

Baseball (boys) Golf (boys) Golf (girls) Lacrosse (boys) Lacrosse (girls) Softball (girls) Special Olympics Track Tennis (boys) Tennis (girls) Track (boys) Track (girls) Unified Track Volleyball (boys)

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY Norwich Free Academy follows the rules of Eligibility and Control for Boys and Girls in High School Athletics in Connecticut as set by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC). Generally, to be eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics at NFA, a student must: • Carry five classes and be considered a full-time student • Not have reached his/her 20th birthday (Student-athletes will not be allowed to start a season in which their 20th birthday falls). • (For fall sports) have earned four credits the previous school year (including summer school). • (For winter and spring sports) have passed the equivalent of four, full-credit classes in the most recent marking period. • Transfer students must meet additional guidelines established by the CIAC.

NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS The NCAA Eligibility Center must certify students planning to participate in any Division I or II sport in college. The Center analyzes academic information to determine if a student meets NCAA Initial Eligibility requirements. To be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, students must (1) graduate from high school; (2) earn a GPA of at least 2.3 in 16 core courses (10 of the 16 core courses must be completed before senior year); and (3) meet SAT or ACT criteria. The NCAA uses only the SAT evidence-based reading, writing, and mathematics scores. The ACT score is the composite of English, mathematics, reading and science scores. Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores with GPA from core courses. Students should review NCAA approved courses at www.ncaa.com or www.eligibilitycenter.org. For further information contact your school counselor. Student-athletes bear the responsibility to begin early in high school to verify that their courses fulfill NCAA requirements.

These criteria are minimum standards. Individual coaches may choose to add other conditions including behavior, training, grades, etc. Team coaches or the Director of Athletics can answer any questions about eligibility.

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NINTH GRADE EXPERIENCE VISION: The Ninth Grade Experience establishes an educational environment in which all students can achieve academic and social success, begin the path to obtain a high school diploma, and leave ninth-grade with the knowledge, skill, and experience to succeed in high school. GOALS: • Provide smooth transition into the Academy • Promote pride in academic achievement, emphasizing high expectations

Madison Marquez ’19, Preston, Oil Paint, Fine Arts Color Theory, Painting I

• Help students establish good work habits • Promote class and school pride • Encourage communication between parents and teachers • Provide opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss, seek help for and support students • Provide faculty opportunities to make curriculum and student placement recommendations • Encourage teachers to employ a variety of classroom activities, methods, and ideas and share them with one another • Provide a variety of interdisciplinary learning experiences

Students who enter NFA as 9th-graders come from a variety of different schools, districts, and towns. To ease this transition, 9th-graders spend most of their school day in Cranston House. To make the ninth-grade experience even more personal, the program is divided into units of about 115 students. Each unit has three teachers, one from each of the major content areas (English, science, and social studies). Mathematics is also taught in the Cranston House, but students from all five units are grouped by levels for math. A school counselor, school psychologist, social worker, and a special educator, and the faculty in elective subjects support each unit. Unit personnel meet regularly to assess student progress, develop strategies, seek specialized help, and communicate with parents about each student.

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During the year, ninth-graders participate in special programs and activities. Committees of teachers develop and implement programs to assist students with an orientation to high school and to recognize student achievement. All ninth-graders participate in PSAT 8/9 Testing. Every student interested in attending NFA, must take the nationally normed standardized High School Placement Test, a recognized measurement of high school readiness. At no cost to students or districts, NFA uses the three-hour (HSPT) produced by Scholastic Testing Service to assesses quantitative and mathematical skills, reading content, and language arts. NFA professionals use the results of the HSPT along with other standardized measures of student performance from their current schools, their 8th-grade teacher recommendations, and their daily 8th-grade academic performance to best place all students into 9th-grade courses. The HSPT will help to assure that students are appropriately placed to maximize their growth potential on all levels. Results will be shared with parents and partner district administrators. NFA course placement is fluid. Teachers and school counselors review student performance continuously and make adjustments so that all students have the opportunity to perform at high levels and maximize their potential. NFA offers opportunities for students to take honors courses in all grade levels. Every ninth-grader must take one credit of English, mathematics, science and social studies, along with physical education and health. Also, students take at least one full credit of elective courses, as listed in the chart on page 13.


REQUIRED NINTH GRADE COURSES NINTH GRADE PROGRAM (See course descriptions below) English (full year – 1 credit) Modern World History (full year – 1 credit) Mathematics (full year – 1 credit) Integrated Science (full year – 1 credit) Physical Education (full year – ½ credit) Health Education (one semester – ¼ credit) Elective (1 credit required) Optional Electives (up to 1 credit) NINTH GRADE HONORS COURSES Depending upon interest and qualifications, high achieving, motivated ninth-graders have the opportunity to take honors courses in the four core academic areas. Honors courses are weighted for grade-point average (GPA) as described on page 6. Honors English 1 Honors Algebra 1 or Honors Plane Geometry Honors Integrated Science Honors Modern World History EEN001 ENGLISH 1 Students develop their ability to recognize and write well-constructed English sentences and paragraphs and to speak effectively. Additionally, vocabulary study and reading literary classics encourage growth of reading fluency and comprehension. Students learn the basics of the research paper (full year – 1 credit).

HWH005 HONORS MODERN WORLD HISTORY Students learn the history of the modern world from the Renaissance through the twentieth century and those political, economic, geographic, and social concepts most applicable to life today. Students develop the inquiry skills to become engaged high school students and active community members. Recommended for highly motivated students whose score on the HSPT indicates a level of proficiency in critical reading and writing skills to be successful in honors level coursework (full year – 1 credit). SIS004 INTEGRATED SCIENCE Through scientific experimentation, research and discussion, students explore a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth (full year – 1 credit). SIS005 HONORS INTEGRATED SCIENCE Through scientific experimentation, research and discussion, students explore a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth. Recommended for highly motivated students whose score on the HSPT indicates a level of proficiency in computing, reasoning, and reading skills to be successful in grade 9 honors-level coursework (full year – 1 credit).

All ninth-grade mathematics courses require a scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS preferred).

EEN005 HONORS ENGLISH 1 At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students develop their ability to recognize and write wellconstructed English sentences and paragraphs and to speak effectively. Additionally, vocabulary study and reading literary classics encourage growth of reading fluency and comprehension. Students learn the basics of the research paper. Recommended for highly motivated students whose score on the HSPT indicates a level of proficiency in critical reading and writing skills to be successful in grade 9 honors-level coursework (full year – 1 credit). HWH001 MODERN WORLD HISTORY Students learn the history of the modern world from the Renaissance through the twentieth century and those political, economic, geographic, and social concepts most applicable to life today. Students develop the inquiry skills to become engaged high school students and active community members (full year – 1 credit).

Tyshaun McQuay-Martin ’18, Norwich, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design 1

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Students select two (2) of the following physical education courses (one each semester). Course descriptions are on page 40.

Abby Howard ’19, Franklin, Digital Photo 1 MIT003 INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS 1 Students begin to study the integration of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry in this first of a two-year sequence to learn about mathematical operations, algebraic equations and inequalities relating to the foundational topics of geometry, including lines, angle pairs, area, congruent figures and similar figures (full year – 1 credit). MAL004 ALGEBRA 1 Students develop skills in basic and beginning algebraic functions, solving and graphing equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, and apply these skills to solve real-world problems. This course is recommended for 9th-graders who have taken 8th-grade mathematics and who intend to follow a college preparatory mathematics sequence including Plane Geometry and Algebra 2 (full year – 1 credit).

PET601 BASIC GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING PEY601 BASIC YOGA, PILATES & MINDFULNESS PEB602 BASKETBALL 2 PES601 DIAMOND SPORTS PEX601 FIT FOR LIFE PEF602 FOOTBALL 2 PEF601 FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL PPE011 GENERAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION PEG601 GOLF/FITNESS PER611 NET SPORTS/ARCHERY PEO601 ORIENTEERING/CARDIO FITNESS PED601 PE DANCE PEC601 RECREATIONAL GAMES PEN601 SOCCER, BADMINTON, PING PONG PEP601 SPORTS PERFORMANCE PEK601 WALKING/CARDIO PEW601 WEIGHT TRAINING/BODY TRANSFORMATION PHE001 HEALTH EDUCATION Students learn about human growth and development; nutrition; first aid; disease prevention (including STDs and AIDS); community and consumer health; physical, mental and emotional health (including suicide prevention); substance abuse and prevention; and safety and accident prevention (½ year – ¼ credit).

MAL005 HONORS ALGEBRA 1 At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students develop skills in working with exponents and solving and graphing equations, inequalities and functions, systems of equations and quadratics, and apply these skills to solve real-world problems. This course is recommended for highly motivated students who have been introduced to beginning algebraic concepts, and it is the first in a college preparatory sequence including Honors Plane Geometry and Advanced or Honors Algebra 2. Prerequisite: Completion of some eighth-grade algebra 1 demonstrated by proficiency on the diagnostic test and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit). MGE005 HONORS PLANE GEOMETRY Students study lines, planes, angles, triangles, circles, and polygons and learn about coordinates, threedimensional geometry, probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: Completion of a full year of eighth-grade algebra 1(equivalent to MAL005) demonstrated by proficiency on the diagnostic test and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit).

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Anya Dai ’19, Oakdale, Oil Painting, Painting II


NINTH GRADE ELECTIVE COURSES Find course descriptions listed by department beginning on page 24. All 1/2 credit courses meet by semester. WORLD LANGUAGE

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS — THEATER

1 credit in a World Language is required for graduation Number

Course

1

DIT301

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

1/2

FRENCH 1

1

DDR311

ACTING 1

1/2

LFR375

HONORS FRENCH 1-2

1

LIT304

ITALIAN 1

1

LLA304

LATIN 1

1

ACL661

INTRO TO CLAY

LSP304

SPANISH 1

1

ACY661

CLAY 1

LSP361

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS

1

ADE771

SCULPTURE

1/2

LSP375

HONORS SPANISH 1-2

1

ADR601

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

1/2

ADR664

FINE ARTS DRAWING FOUNDATIONS

ADE761

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN

1/2

AGA201

GRAPHIC DESIGN 1

1/2

AGP201

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1

1/2

AMJ671

METAL & JEWELRY 1

AMY671

INTRO TO METAL & JEWELRY

1/2

APA001

PRINCIPLES OF ART 1

1/2

APC401

INTRO TO TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

1/2

APC701

TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Number

Course

LCH304

CHINESE 1

LFR304

Credit

MATH & SCIENCE ELECTIVES MCC551

COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 (must be enrolled in Honors Algebra 1 or Honors Geometry)

1

SES485

INTRO TO AP/UConn ENVIRO SCIENCE

1/2

SGG001

GOING GREEN

1/2

SPE001

PREHISTORIC EARTH & PALEONTOLOGY

1/2

SAQ601

AQUARIUM SCIENCE 1

1/2

SAQ621

AQUARIUM SCIENCE 2

1/2

Credit

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS — VISUAL ARTS 1/2 1

1

1

1

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS — DANCE

CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BMO301

KEYBOARDING/MICROSOFT WORD

1/2

FFB301

BAKESHOP 1

1/2

FFD201

CULINARY 1

1/2

FHD201

LIFE STAGES/DEVELOPMENT

1/2

VDR211

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

1/2

VPC201

INVENTIONS & INNOVATORS

1/2

VWW201

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD TECHNOLOGY

1/2

DBA301

BALLET 1

1/2

DHH301

HIP-HOP 1

1/2

DJZ301

JAZZ 1

1/2

DTP301

TAP 1

1/2

DMO301

MODERN DANCE 1

1/2

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS — MUSIC TTC001

TREBLE CHOIR

1/2

TAC001

CONCERT CHOIR

1/2

TAB341

CONCERT BAND

1

TCG371

COLOR GUARD

1/2

1

TOR361

ORCHESTRA

INTERDISCIPLINARY EJN301

JOURNALISM

IRB311

RECREATIONAL BOATING

1/2

TBP301

PIANO 1

1/2

IYO301

YOGA (does not fulfill PE credit)

1/4

TGB301

GUITAR 1

1/2

IVP501

VIDEO PRODUCTION I

1/2

TMT201

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1

1/2

1

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Joseph Klick ’21 Taftville

Laika Bertrand ’20 Norwich


CAREER CLUSTERS Education is future-oriented. At Norwich Free Academy, we wish to help you have a meaningful four-year experience. Although you are choosing classes for next year, think of each year as one part of a multi-year plan, both to graduate and move beyond high school.

The second half of this Catalog, organized by area, department, and subject, describes all coursework and subjects in the charts.

To graduate from NFA, you will need to fulfill the following core requirements as also listed on page 3.

Active Listening

A core of common skills relates to all career clusters. These include the following:

Communicating Critical Thinking

SUBJECT

CREDITS

English

4

Mathematics

3

Social Studies 1 credit must be in US History & .5 credit must be in Civics

3

Science

3

World Language

1

Physical Education

1

Arts or Vocational Education

1

Electives

7

Total Credits Required for Graduation

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The State of Connecticut has defined Career Clusters to show how various courses, knowledge, and skills relate to different career pathways. When you choose to take the required courses and electives at NFA, consider how those choices will prepare you for the future. Career Clusters demonstrate how today‘s choices lead to tomorrow’s meaningful and profitable career opportunities. This section of the Catalog relates NFA’s courses and co-curricular activities to the state’s career clusters, occupations, college majors and careerspecific skills. This view of high school education provides a broad perspective – not as a collection of separate subjects, but as a combination of classes to form a pathway to the future. For each career cluster, we recommend a rigorous academic schedule that challenges you to work at your highest level. In collaboration with your parents/ guardians, your teachers, and your counselor, choose the course level that best fits your abilities, strengths, needs, and plans. These charts are general guides. Enroll in elective courses that interest you. You will not be excluded from a career if you choose an elective other than one recommended in the charts.

Decision Making Flexibility Interpersonal Skills Problem-solving Public Speaking Resourcefulness Time Management Writing Note: The ability to speak a World Language applies to all career clusters. The ability to speak another language is a desirable and beneficial skill to prepare for the global job market, community service jobs and beyond. Other skills are more career-specific. Look for opportunities to match your interests and strengths with these specific skills. Naviance, an online college and career planning tool NFA makes available to you, provides a great deal of information to connect your personality, interests, and goals with possible careers and postsecondary plans. And, of course, if you have questions, talk to your counselor, teachers, House Principal, and the many adults at NFA who are here to help you succeed. Guide to Abbreviations: OJT

On-the-job training

Certificate Up to two years of post-secondary training resulting in a diploma, certificate, or license 2 years

Two years of college resulting in an associate degree

4 years

Four or more years of college resulting in a bachelor’s degree

4+ or

One or two years of college beyond

4++ years

the bachelor’s level resulting in a master’s degree

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AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES The Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster prepares students for careers in production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and the development of agricultural commodities and resources. These careers closely align with the careers in Connecticut’s Agricultural Industry Cluster. RELATED CAREERS Animal Scientists (4 years) Animal Trainers (2/4 years) Biochemists & Biophysicists (4++ years) Biological Science Teacher (4+ years) Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians (OJT/certificate) Fish & Game Wardens (OJT) Food Batchmakers (OJT/certificate) Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers (OJT) Mechanical Engineering Technicians (OJT/2 years) Retail Salespersons (OJT) Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists (4+ years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Agriculture Biology Dietician/Nutrition Environmental Science RELATED SKILLS Analyzing Data or Information Communication Computer Technology Multi-tasking Oral Comprehension Training and Teaching Others

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 American Regional Cuisines Aquarium Science Biology Business Explorations Catering and Hospitality Chemistry Coastal Studies Culinary 1 & 2 Environmental Science Going Green International Cuisines Introduction to Marketing Oceanography

Pre-Calculus Statistics Veterinary Science RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Aquarium Club FCCLA Fishing Club Oceanography Club Outdoor Club Science & Environmental Club

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION The Architecture & Construction Career Cluster prepares students for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining structures. People in this field may work on highways, bridges, houses, and other buildings while others create the designs or plans for new structures. Some architecture and construction workers are in skilled trades such as carpentry, painting or plumbing. RELATED CAREERS Architectural and Engineering Managers (4++ years) Architectural Drafters (4 years) Brickmasons and Blockmasons (certificate) Carpenters (OJT/certificate/ apprenticeship) Civil Engineering Technicians (OJT/certificate) Construction and Related Workers (OJT) Construction Carpenters (OJT/certificate) Crane and Tower Operators (OJT/certificate) Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (OJT) Electricians (certificate/OJT/ apprenticeship) Engineers (4+ years) Glaziers (certificate/OJT) Heating, Air Conditioning Mechanics Installers (certificate/OJT/ apprenticeship) Painters, Construction and Maintenance (OJT) Plumbers (certificate/OJT/ apprenticeship) Stonemasons (OJT/apprenticeship) Surveyors (OJT/certificate

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RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Architectural Engineering City, Community Planning Civil Engineering Construction Management Construction Technology Design & Applied Arts Engineering Engineering Technology Environmental Design Historic Preservation Industrial & Product Design Industrial Engineering Interior Architecture Landscape Architecture Mechanical Engineering Studio Arts Surveying RELATED SKILLS Analysis Coordination Critical Reading Comprehension Multitasking Numeracy Teamwork

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Accounting Advanced Architectural Design Advanced Manufacturing Algebra 2 Ancient and Midieval Western Civilization Architectural Design Calculus Chemistry Coastal Studies Community Design & Project Management Computer Science Engineering Engineering Graphics Environmental Science European History Fine Arts Graphic Design Inventions & Inventors Manufacturing Ocean Science Technology Oceanography Photography Physics Plane Geometry Pre-Calculus

Public Speaking Statistics Wood Technology RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Business Club Computer Club Debate Team Math Team Photography Club Playshop Science & Environmental Club Student Art Association Technical Student Association (TSA) Writers Ink


ARTS, A-V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS The Arts, A-V Technology, & Communications Career Cluster prepares students for careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism and entertainment services. RELATED CAREERS Broadcast News Analysts (4 years) Curators (4 years) Data Entry Keyers (OJT) Fashion Designers (2/4 years) Graphic Designers (2/4 years) Photographers (2/4 years) Prepress Technicians & Workers (OJT) Public Relations Specialists (4 years) Radio & Television Announcers (2/4 years) Technical Directors/Managers (4 years)

Human Relations International Relations Journalism Music Production & Engineering Psychology Sociology Theater World Language Writing

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Communications Dance English Fine Arts History

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Acting & Theater Algebra 2 Anatomy & Physiology AP Seminar

RELATED SKILLS Collaboration Creativity Cultural Appreciation/Sensitivity Statistical Analysis

Community Design Creative Writing Dance Design Digital Photography Fine Arts Graphic Design Intro. to Marketing Journalism Music Ensembles (Concert Band, Percussion, etc.) Music Technology Psychology Public Speaking Statistics Sports Literature Theater Video Production Vocal Ensembles (Treble Choir, Concert Choir, etc.) World Language Yearbook Production

RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Ambassadors Announcers Club Band/Marching Band Color Guard Computer Club Culture & World Language Clubs Dance Team Debate Team High School Bowl National Art Honor Society Playshop Student Art Association The Red and White Writer’s Ink Young Educators’ Society Young Voters Society

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION Business Management & 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. RELATED CAREERS Accountants (2/4 years) Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks (2/certificate) Computer Programmers (2/4+ years) Court Clerks (certificate) Customer Service Representatives (OJT) File Clerks (OJT) Financial Analysts (4+ years) Human Resources Specialists (4+ years) Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists (4+ years) Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks (OJT/certificate) Postal Service Clerks/Mail Carriers (OJT) Receptionists & Information Clerks (OJT/certificate) Sales Managers (OJT/2/4 years) Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (OJT/2/4 years) Statisticians (4+ years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Accounting Business Administration Communication Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Insurance & Risk Management International Business Management Marketing Operations Management Project Management Psychology Public Policy Analysis Public Relations Real Estate Retail Supply Chain Management

RELATED SKILLS Computer Technology Creativity Detail-orientation Goal-setting Initiative Leadership Negotiation Objectivity Organization Persuasion Social Networking Teamwork RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Accounting Algebra 2 AP Seminar Business Communications Business Explorations Business Operations & Management Community Design Economics European History Graphic Design

Intro. to Marketing Intro. to Politics Modern Middle East Personal Finance Psychology Public Speaking Restaurant Management Sports Literature Statistics Video Production Women’s Studies Yearbook Production RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Announcers Club Book Club Business Club Cat Shack Debate Team Family, Career & Community Leaders of America Math Team Mirror NFA Cares Student Advisory Board Successful Hispanic Alliance Young Voters Society

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EDUCATION & TRAINING The Education & Training Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. RELATED CAREERS Career/Technical Education Teachers (4+ years) Coaches and Scouts (OJT/2/4 years) Dieticians and Nutritionists (4 years) Education Administrators (4+ years) Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (certifications) Interpreters and Translators (certification/2/4/years) School Counselors (4+ years) Special Education Teachers: All Levels (4++ years) Teacher Assistants (OJT) Teachers: Preschool, Elementary, Middle, High (4+ years) RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Agricultural Public Service Behavioral Sciences Communication Disorders or Services Counseling Cultural Studies

Education, General Health and Physical Education Historic Preservation and Conservation Human Development and Family Studies International Studies Languages or Literature Library Science Mental and Social Health Parks and Recreation Public Health Religious Studies Rhetoric and Writing Special Education Sustainability Studies World Language RELATED SKILLS Collaboration Data Collection and Analysis Mathematical Reasoning & Computation Supervision & Oversight

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 AP Seminar Calculus Child Growth/Development Early Child Education Enviro Science Going Green History/Foundations of Mathematics Human Concerns Literature Individual and Family Studies Intro. to Law Intro. to Politics Intro. to Teaching Kinesiology Life Stages & Development Microsoft Office/Keyboarding Paleontology Pre-Calculus Psychology Public Speaking Sociology Statistics Unified Courses Women’s Studies

World Language Yoga Zoology RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Ambassadors Amnesty International Announcers Club Book Club Computer Club Debate Team FCCLA Gay/Straight Alliance Global Events Club High School Bowl Law Enforcement Club Math Team NFA Prevention Council NFA R2 Ambassadors Playshop Project Outreach Science National Honor Society Student Advisory Board Unified Social Club Young Educators Society Youth Peace

FINANCE The Finance Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management. RELATED CAREERS Actuaries (4 years) Budget Analysts Claims Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators (OJT/2/4 years) Credit Counselors (2/4 years) Financial Analysts (2/4 years) Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, Investigators (OJT/2/4 years) Loan Officers (4 years) Personal Finance Advisors (4 years) Sales Agents, Financial Services (OJT/2/4 years) Sales Representatives: Wholesale & Manufacturing (OJT/2/4 years) Tellers (OJT)

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RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Accounting Actuarial Science Behavioral Economics Business Administration Economics Finance Insurance & Risk Management Real Estate Statistics RELATED SKILLS Ambition Analysis Assertiveness Logic Organization

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Accounting Algebra 2 Business Communications Business Explorations Business Operations & Management Economics European History Intro. to Marketing Intro. to Politics Modern Middle East Personal Finance Public Speaking Pre-Calculus Psychology Statistics Women’s Studies World Language

RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amnesty International Book Club Business Club Computer Club Debate Team Global Events Club Math Team NFA Cares Student Advisory Board Successful Hispanics Alliance


GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION The Government & Public Administration Career Cluster prepares students for careers in executing governmental functions such as: governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, regulation, and management and administration at the local, state and federal levels. RELATED CAREERS Accountants and Auditors (2/4 years) Emergency Management Directors (4 years) General and Operations Managers (4 years) Political Scientists (4+ years) Public Relations Specialists (4 years) Reporters and Correspondents (4 years) Social and Community Service Managers (2-4 years) Surveying Technicians (OJT/certificate) Tax Preparers (2-4 years) Transportation Managers (OJT/2/4 years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Criminal Justice Economics Geography History International Studies Liberal Arts Political Science Pre-law Public Health Public History Sociology Urban Planning World Language RELATED SKILLS Argumentation Critical Reading Comprehension Research and Analysis

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 AP Seminar Business Communications Counter Culture Economics Environmental Science European History Forensics Intro. to AP Environmental Science Intro. to Fire Science Intro. to Law Intro. to Politics Microbes and Disease Modern History Modern Middle East Modern Writers Natural Resources Oceanography

Pre-Calculus Psychology Public Speaking Recreational Boating Sociology Statistics Women’s Studies World Language RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amnesty International Cranston House Council Debate Team High School Bowl Law Enforcement Club Project Outreach SOS Club Student Advisory Board Young Voters Society Young Voters Society

HEALTH SCIENCES The Health Science Career Cluster prepares students for careers in therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. These careers closely align with careers in Connecticut’s BioScience Industry Cluster. RELATED CAREERS Athletic Trainers (4 years) Audiologists (4+ years) Dental Assistants (4 years) Dental Hygienists (2 years) Dentists (4+ Years) Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics (certificate) Family & General Practitioners (4+ years) Home Health Aides (OJT/ Certificate) Massage Therapists (certificate) Medical Assistants (certificate) Nursing Assistants (certificate) Orthodontists (4+ years) Pharmacists (4+ Years) Pharmacy Aides/Techs (certificate) Physical Therapists (4+ years) Physician Assistants (4+ years) Radiological Tech (2/4 years) Respiratory Therapist (2 years) Surgeons (4+ years) Vet. Techs (certificate) Veterinarians (4+ Years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Animal Science Bio-Technology Biology Chemistry Computer Science Kinesiology Microbiology Nutrition Pharmacy Physical Therapy Pre-Dental Pre-Medical Psychology Social Work

RELATED SKILLS Assisting and Caring for Others Deductive/Inductive Reasoning Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others Processing/Documenting/ Recording/Interpreting Information Reading Comprehension Service Orientation Social Perceptiveness Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 Allied Health Anatomy & Physiology Biology Calculus Certified Nursing Assistant Chemistry

DNA Science Kinesiology Microbes and Disease Physics Pre-Calculus Psychology Sociology Sports Literature Sports Science Statistics Veterinary Assistant Cert. Veterinary Science & Technology World Language Yoga Zoology RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Unified Clubs Walking Club

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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM The Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster encompasses the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services. RELATED CAREERS Bakers (certificate/2 years) Butchers & Meat Cutters (certificate/2 years) Chefs & Head Cooks (2 years) Combined Food Preparation, Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (OJT) Dishwashers (OJT) Food Preparation Workers (OJT) Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, Coffee Shop (OJT) Lodging Managers (2/4 Years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Baking & Pastry Arts Culinary Arts Entrepreneurship Event Planning Food & Beverage Management Food Science Hospitality Law Hospitality Management Hotel & Motel Management Nutrition Science Public Relations Travel & Tourism RELATED SKILLS Attention to Detail Creativity Decisiveness Multi-tasking Organization

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Accounting Algebra 2 Ancient Western & Medieval Civilization AP Seminar Bakeshop 1 & 2 Business Communications Business Explorations Business Operations & Management Catering and Hospitality Chemistry Consumer Math Culinary 1 & 2 Digital Photography Economics Gourmet Cooking Health Science Life Stages & Development International Cuisines

Intro. to Marketing Microbes & Disease Modern History Personal Finance Psychology Public Speaking Recreational Boating Regional Cuisines Restaurant Management Sociology Statistics Traditional Photography Unified Courses RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES All Culture & World Language Clubs Business Club Culture Club FCCLA

HUMAN SERVICES The Human Services Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing, and providing human services including social and related community services. RELATED CAREERS Barbers (certificate) Child, Family and School Social Workers (4++ years) Childcare Workers (OJT/certificate) Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists (4+ years) Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists (certificate) Interpreters and Translators (certificate/2/4 years) Marriage and Family Therapists (4+ years) Mental Health Counselors (4++ years) Physicians and Surgeons (4++ years) Recreation Workers (OJT) RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Agricultural Public Service Behavioral Sciences Communication Disorders or Services Counseling Cultural Studies Education, General

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Health and Physical Education Historic Preservation and Conservation Human Development and Family Studies International Studies Library Science Literature Mental and Social Health Parks and Recreation Public Health Religious Studies Rhetoric and Writing Special Education Urban Studies World Language RELATED SKILLS Collaboration Critical Reading Comprehension Data Collection and Analysis Mathematical Reasoning Patience Social Awareness & Understanding

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 AP Seminar Child Growth and Development Early Childhood Education Environmental Science Genocide Studies Going Green History and Foundations of Mathematics Human Concern Literature Individual and Family Development Intro. to Politics Intro. to Fire Science Intro. to Law Intro. to Teaching Life Stages & Development Modern Writers Physics Pre-Calculus Psychology Public Speaking Sociology

Statistics Unified Courses Women’s Studies World Language Yoga RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Ambassadors Amnesty International Announcers Club Book Club Computer Club Cultural & World Language Clubs Debate Team Gay/Straight Alliance Global Events Club High School Bowl Math Team Playshop Project Outreach Student Advisory Board Young Educators Society Youth Peace Club


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The Information Technology Career Cluster prepares students for careers in designing, developing, managing and supporting hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. These careers align with careers found in all Connecticut’s Industry Clusters or Industry Sectors. RELATED CAREERS Computer & Information Systems Managers (4 years) Computer Hardware Engineers (4 Years) Computer Programmers (2-4 years) Database Administrators (4 years) Graphic Designers (2-4 years) Software Developers, Applications (4 years) Software Developers, Systems Software (4 years)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Information Support and Services Interactive Media Network Systems Programming and Software Development RELATED SKILLS Analyzing Data or Information Computer Technology Deductive/ Inductive Reasoning

Initiative Mathematical Reasoning Systems Evaluation RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 Computer Science Pre-Calculus Physics Psychology Statistics

RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio &Engineering Club Business Club Computer Club Math Team Science & Environmental Club

LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security services. RELATED CAREERS Correctional Officers & Jailers (OJT/2 year) Detectives & Criminal Investigators (4+ years) Firefighters (certificate/4 years) Lawyers (4+ years) Municipal Firefighters (certificate) Paralegals & Legal Assistants (OJT/certificate) Police Patrol Officers (2-4 years) Security Guards (OJT)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Computer and Information Systems Criminal Justice Criminology Forensic Science History Homeland Security International Relations Law National Security Studies Paralegal Studies Political Science Psychology Security Sociology World Language

RELATED SKILLS Argumentation Critical Reading Comprehension Research and Analysis RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization Counterculture Economics Environmental Science Forensics Intro. to Fire Science Intro. to Law Intro. to Politics Microbes and Disease Modern History Modern Middle East Modern Writers Oceanography

Physics Pre-Calculus Psychology Sociology Statistics Women’s Studies World Language RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Amnesty International Computer Club Cranston House Council Cultural & World Language Clubs Debate Team Gay/Straight Alliance Law Enforcement Club Project Outreach Student Advisory Board Young Voters Society

Aaliyah Johnson ’22, Norwich, Digital Photography

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MANUFACTURING The Manufacturing Career Cluster focuses upon planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. People in this field work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, electronics and many other devices. RELATED CAREERS Automotive Specialty Techs (certificate) Boiler Maker (OJT/2 Years) Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers (OJT/certificate) Environmental Engineering Tech (4 Years) Machinists (OJT/certificate/2 Years) Milling & Planing Matching Setters, Operators, Tenders, Metal & Plastic (OJT/certificate) Nuclear Techs (OJT/certificate/ 2 Years-Three Rivers) Occupational Health & Safety Specialist (4 Years) Robotics Tech (OJT/2 Years) Sheet Metal Workers (OJT) Tool & Die Makers (OJT/certificate) Welders, Cutters, Solderers, Brazers (OJT/certificate)

RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Apparel & Textiles Architectural Engineer Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Tech Construction Engineering Electrical Engineering HVAC Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Operations Management Operations Research RELATED SKILLS Analysis Coordination Creativity Detail-orientation Digital & Computer Technology Leadership Numeracy Reading Comprehension Reliability

Safety- orientation Strategic Teamwork RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Accounting Advanced Architectural Design Advanced Manufacturing Algebra 2 Ancient and Medieval Civilization Architectural Design Calculus Chemistry Coastal Studies Community Design & Project Management Computer Science Engineering Engineering Drafting Graphic Design Inventions & Innovators

Manufacturing Oceanography Physics Plane Geometry Pre-Calculus Public Speaking Robotics Engineering Statistics Wood Technology RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Announcers Club Business Club Computer Club Fashion Club FCCLA Math Team Photography Club Project Outreach Science & Environmental Club

MARKETING, SALES & SERVICE The Marketing, Sales & Service Career Cluster focuses upon planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. RELATED CAREERS Account Executive (4 Years) Advertising Specialist (2-4 Years) Arts/Graphics Director (2-4 Years) Brand Manager (OJT/ 2-4 Years) Cashiers (OJT) Consumer Behavior Analyst (2-4 Years) Customer Service Rep. Database Analyst (4 Years) Hotel, Motel Resort Desk Clerk (OJT) Interactive Media Specialist (2-4 Years) Lodging Managers (2-4 Years) Promotions Manager (OJT) Public Relations Manager (OJT/2-4 years) Real Estate Sales Agent (certificate) Research Assistant (4 Years/4+ Years) Retail Marketing Coordinator (4 years) Retail Merchandiser (OJT) Sales Manager (OJT) Social Media Coordinator (2-4 Years) Stock Clerk (OJT) Trade Show Manager (OJT)

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RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Advertising Business Administration Communication Consumer Behavior Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Management Marketing Research Psychology Public Relations Sales & Distribution Supply Chain Management RELATED SKILLS Competitiveness Computer Technology Creativity Initiative Leadership Organization Persuasion Social Media Networking Teamwork

RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 AP Seminar Business Communications Business Explorations Business Operations & Management Community Design Graphic Design Intro. To Marketing Intro. to Politics Psychology Modern Middle East Personal Finance Pre-Calculus Public Speaking Restaurant Management Sociology Sports Literature Statistics Video Production Write it Right Yearbook Production

RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Announcers Club Book Club Business Club Cat Shack Debate Team Math Team Mirror NFA Cares NFA R2 Ambassadors Project Outreach Student Advisory Board Successful Hispanic Alliance Young Voters Society


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS (STEM) The Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing, as well as providing scientific research, and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, and engineering). These careers align closely with careers in the following Connecticut Industry Clusters or Industry Sectors: Aerospace, Agriculture, Bioscience, Hydrogen-Fuel Cell, Maritime, Metal Manufacturing, Plastics and Software/Information Technology. RELATED CAREERS Aerospace Engineers (4+ years) Agricultural Engineers (4+ years) Biochemists and Biophysicists (4+ years) Biomedical Engineers (4+ years) Chemical Engineers (4+ years) Civil Engineers (4+ years) Computer Programmers (2/4 years) Computer User Support Specialists (OJT) Dietetic Technicians (OJT) Dieticians and Nutritionists (4+ years) Electrical Engineers (4+ years) Environmental Engineers (4+ years) Family and General Practitioners (4++ years) Marine Engineers (4+ years) Mechanical Engineers (4+ years) Nuclear Engineers (2/4+ years) Nuclear Technicians (OJT/certificate) RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Astronomy Chemistry Computer Science Engineering Environmental Science

Geosciences Life Sciences Mathematics Physics RELATED SKILLS Active Learning Analyzing Data or Information Category Flexibility Computer Technology Critical Reading Comprehension Deductive/Inductive Reasoning Developing Objectives and Strategies Documenting/Recording Information Gathering, Processing & Researching Information Idea Fluency Mathematical Reasoning Near Vision Operations Analysis Organization Originality Problem Sensitivity Programming

Reasoning Science Systems Analysis Systems Evaluation Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Advanced Architecture Advanced Manufacturing Algebra 2 Anatomy & Physiology Astronomy Biology Calculus Chemistry Coastal Studies Digital Illustration DNA Science Drawing Environmental Science Forensics Going Green Integrated Science Intro. to Engineering Intro. to Manufacturing Inventions & Innovators

Kinesiology Marine Biology Microbes and Disease Oceanography Physics Plane Geometry Precalculus Prehistoric Earth/Paleontology Robotics Engineering Sports Science Statistics Veterinary Assistant Certification Veterinary Science Zoology RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Computer Club Debate Team Math Team Outdoor Club Science & Environmental Club Student Art Association TSA

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS The Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail, and water. It also includes related professional and technical support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, and the maintenance of mobile equipment and facilities. RELATED CAREERS Air Traffic Controller (OJT/certificate/2 years) Airline Pilot, Copilot, Flight Engineer (4 years) Auto or Auto Body Mechanic (OJT/2 years) Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic (2 years/certificate) Cargo and Freight Agent (OJT) Commercial Pilot (OJT/2 years) Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician (certificate/2 years) Electrician Engineer (OJT/2 years) Fleet Manager (2/4 years) Flight Attendant (OJT/2 years) Health and Safety Manager (2/4 years) Industrial Engineer (4 years) Logistics Engineer (4 years) Railroad Safety Inspector (OJT)

Shipping and Receiving Supervisor (OJT/2 years) Storage and Distribution Managers (OJT/2 years) Transportation Manager (OJT/2 years) Urban or Regional Planner (4+ years) Vehicle and System Inspector (OJT) RELATED COLLEGE MAJORS Air Traffic Controller Airline Flight Attendant Autobody Collision and Repair Technician Diesel Mechanic Technology Engine Machinist Marine Transportation

RELATED SKILLS Attention to Detail Dependable Integrity Stress Tolerance RELATED NFA COURSEWORK & SUBJECTS Algebra 2 Business Explorations Business Operations and Management Calculus Coastal Studies Community Design and Project Management Computer Science Engineering Engineering Graphics Environmental Science

Inventions & Innovators Manufacturing Marine Biology Marketing Oceanography Physics Precalculus Recreational Boating Robotics Engineering RELATED NFA CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Amateur Radio & Engineering Club Business Club Computer Club Math Club Oceanography Club Science & Environmental Club Technical Student Association

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Please be aware that course selections made now are commitments. Course changes in September will not be allowed easily because elective sections are limited, and teacher and class assignments are based upon the decisions you make now. Advanced Placement indicates college-level courses for high school students. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the Advanced Placement Examination Program of the College Board (fee required). Each Advanced Placement course increases grade-point average by a multiplier of 1.2. Honors or Advanced indicates rigorous and academically challenging college preparatory courses. The pace is accelerated, and the depth of study is comprehensive. Students become disciplined scholars, displaying initiative and independence. Honors or advanced courses increase grade-point average by a weighted multiplier of 1.1. Unified indicates courses which students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a cooperative learning environment. Students develop interpersonal skills and friendships. Courses with an A, E, and/or U in the course description offer college credit. Some classes require the purchase of textbooks, workbooks, calculators or other materials. All art classes require a studio fee ($4 – $160 typical range, depending upon class, materials, and scope of projects.) Financial assistance is available.

Thsarny Pierre ’20 Norwich


CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BUSINESS & COMPUTER EDUCATION BMO301 KEYBOARDING/MICROSOFT WORD Students develop technology literacy skills, including proper keyboarding technique and efficiency. Students learn to apply essential Microsoft Word tools for academic and workplace success creating resumes, cover letters and other business documents (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. BBC301 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS Students learn the value of clear and concise communication in their personal and professional life. In preparation for college and workplace environments, students create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing, learn appropriate email etiquette and the appropriate use of social media platforms. Students meet with local business professionals to develop a more comprehensive understanding of workplace expectations (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. BBE101 BUSINESS EXPLORATIONS Students interested in pursuing a career in business, majoring in business, or starting their own business gain an understanding of key entrepreneurial and business concepts. Students learn about starting a business and the many career options available in the industry. Students study entrepreneurship, basic economic principles, forms of business ownership, career planning, and global business practices (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. BUS501 BUSINESS OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT Students apply principles learned in prior business courses to operate the NFA school store. Students work in the Cat Shack and are responsible for merchandising, financials, operations, promotions, and inventory. Students solve campus and community problems to develop further understanding of business and workplace issues. Prerequisite: BBE101, BSE401 or BMK401 (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. BPF501 PERSONAL FINANCE Students develop a foundational understanding of the importance of making informed financial decisions leading to financial independence by exploring the essentials of budgeting, banking, credit, identity theft, insurance, and taxes. Students complete a post-high school budget to align spending habits with expected income (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

BMK401 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING Students learn marketing foundations and apply principles of the marketing mix, research, and branding in this hands-on course. On-campus and community challenges provide authentic experiences for students to apply their knowledge. Students develop an awareness of career opportunities and current trends in the industry (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. BSE401 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT Students study the management and marketing functions of the sports and entertainment industries. Using a sports management simulation, students explore the issues of the industry and formulate strategies to address them. Students participate in class presentations and projects and work with local sports and entertainment organizations to apply and extend classroom content and to develop employability skills (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. BAC601 ACCOUNTING 1 Students learn about bookkeeping practices, including systemically computing, classifying, recording, verifying, and maintaining numerical data involved in financial practices. Students study simple budgets and financial report preparation, cash control, payroll, the accounting cycle, and career opportunities in the field. Students use an internet-based electronic workbook, and home internet access is recommended (full year – 1 credit/math or vocational) 10, 11 & 12. BAC851 ACCOUNTING 2 Students learn about keeping a set of books on a cash or accrual basis, partnership and corporation books, depreciation, inventory valuation, taxes, and computerized accounting practices. The Cat Shack is the practical learning lab for a variety of accounting practices. Students use an internet-based electronic workbook, and home internet access is highly recommended. Prerequisite: C in BAC601 (full year – 1 credit/math or vocational) 11 & 12. BAC655 HONORS ACCOUNTING Students learn the principles of Accounting 1 and 2 in this fast-paced, honors course. Students use an internetbased electronic workbook, and home internet access is highly recommended. Prerequisite: B- in MAL654, and math or accounting teacher approval (full year – 1 credit/math or vocational) 10, 11 & 12.

Sylvia Liang ’19, Preston, Pen, Drawing and Composition

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION FIT601 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING Students interested in exploring the field of education learn about the responsibilities of a teacher in elementary, middle and high school. Students learn about learning styles, planning lessons and managing a classroom. Students learn about the role of education in the United States and how to become a certified teacher. Students job shadow teachers and practice lesson planning in a range of subject areas (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

CULINARY ARTS FFD201 CULINARY ARTS 1 In this introduction to the world of cooking, students learn to prepare basic foods including quick bread, dairy, cookies, meats, and salads. In cooking labs, students learn about kitchen safety, sanitation, measuring, reading recipes, nutrition, and proper use of kitchen equipment. Students explore culinaryrelated careers (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. FFD501 CULINARY ARTS 2 Students build upon the foundations of Culinary I in units of study including fruits/vegetables, meats, seafood and poultry, soups & sauces, grains, pasta, herbs & spices. Students review safety/sanitation, knife skills, and have the opportunity to become ServSafe certified. Students will work toward building culinary and employability skills to prepare for advanced courses and the workplace. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. FFB301 BAKESHOP 1 Students with an interest in baking and pastries learn basic baking principles and techniques including measurement, ingredient function and baking procedures. Students prepare a variety of baked goods and pastries including quick bread, cakes, and fruit desserts while practicing safe and proper use of kitchen equipment (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Amber Diehl ’19, Norwich, Oil Pastel, Design I FHD201 LIFE STAGES & DEVELOPMENT Students explore their personal growth and development, future life decisions, lifestyle, and relationships. Students improve communication skills and gain a general overview of human development through team building activities and group discussions, debates and projects (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

FFB501 BAKESHOP 2 Students expand upon the fundamentals of baking taught in Bakeshop 1 and focus on commercial production and the sale of baked goods in the Brickview Café and catering service. Students learn new baking techniques and key aspects of operating a business. Students also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe Foods Handler Certification. Prerequisite: FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FGD601 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Students develop an understanding of child development from prenatal to preschool stages of growth. Students also explore parenting concepts and career opportunities in early childhood education and human resources (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. FIF705 INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (U) Students study human development and family studies in depth in this college-level course. Students gain an understanding of individual and family development over the lifespan and explore the development of the individual that occurs in family systems over time. Forty hours of student field study is a UConn/ECE requirement. This class requires a summer assignment (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

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Madison Marquez ’19, Preston, Oil Paint, Painting II


FFD401 UNIFIED FOODS Students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a cooperative learning environment to learn essential culinary skills and prepare Brickview Lite meals. Students focus upon the proper use of equipment, safety, and sanitation, and learn preparation techniques for a variety of foods. Students learn to make informed decisions about nutrition, food selection, menu planning and purchasing (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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FWF611 INTERNATIONAL CUISINES Students explore various cultural groups and learn about cooking techniques and food traditions from around the globe. Students immerse themselves in the tradition and folklore of different cultures by preparing dishes from Mexico, France, Italy, India and more. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

VDR611 INTERMEDIATE ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (T) Students expand upon technical drawing concepts using AutoCAD for two-dimensional and 3D solid modeling applications. Students explore additional software tools used in the industry including Solidworks and Chief Architect. Students engage in real-life projects and develop teamwork, design and problemsolving skills. Prerequisite: VDR211 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FRC601 AMERICAN REGIONAL CUISINES Students learn about the history and styles of North American and Caribbean cuisines. Students enhance culinary skills and gain an appreciation for great tasting food while applying sound cooking methodologies. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. FCH861 CATERING & HOSPITALITY This is an advanced, hands-on course for students seeking experience in the foodservice industry. Students learn the basics of mass food preparation, customer service, and event planning, and further develop culinary and employability skills by catering school and community events. Students prepare for post-secondary paths in culinary and build resumes for part-time employment. Students have the opportunity to become ServSafe certified. Prerequisite: 1 credit in any combination of culinary courses. May be taken more than once (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. FRM871 RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Students interested in culinary, hospitality and management careers gain essential technical and leadership skills while operating the Brickview Restaurant on campus. Students work in a commercial kitchen rotating through various jobs in restaurant management and operations. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to become ServSafe certified, tour a local restaurant, and participate in a food critic dining experience. Prerequisite: 1.5 credits in any combination of culinary courses. May be taken more than once (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

VDR211 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Students learn the fundamentals of making and using technical drawings using AutoCAD. Students learn about geometric construction, orthographic representation, isometric drawing, dimensions, and tolerances. Students also learn how to create 3D objects using 3D printers (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

VDR754 ADVANCED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Students simulate the occupations of an architect, interior designer, and landscape engineer by creating a set of blueprints. Using AutoCAD and Chief Architect software, students conduct a virtual walk-through to incorporate interior details (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) Students develop drafting techniques and skills for employment in the manufacturing, engineering or architectural fields. Prerequisite: VDR611 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. VDR854 ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Students focus on advanced residential designs including Tudor, Victorian, and Nantucket style homes, and commercial buildings. Students learn about surveying and use lasers to accurately measure and apply the technology in the field. Projects include “real world” applications such as creating blueprints and architectural designs for NFA campus projects and in the community. Students can create a portfolio of their work for potential career opportunities and college applications. Prerequisite: VDR754 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. VEN704 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING Students delve into the engineering design process and explore different engineering fields. Using industry standard 3D modeling software, students create, problem solve and investigate engineering principles. Hands-on projects including solar race cars, and a bridge design and build simulation reinforces engineering concepts (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Courses with an A, E and/or U in the course description offer college credit.

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VRE511 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING Students explore one of the fastest growing industries in the world in a course that blends programming and engineering (mechanical, electrical) in hands-on activities and teamwork. Students enhance problemsolving skills by designing, building, and programming VEX robots to meet challenges and compete. Prerequisite: VDR211, VEN704, VPC201, or MCC551 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. VWW201 INTRODUCTION TO WOOD TECHNOLOGY In this introductory woodworking course, students learn techniques and procedures and build foundational skills with hand and limited power tools. Students learn about safety, measurements/mathematics application, proper tool use, and careers in woodworking and related fields. Minimal project fee may be required (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Alaina Sminkey ’18, Canterbury, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design 1 VIM651 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING (T) Students explore the changing high-tech, innovative nature of advanced manufacturing with emphasis upon manufacturing systems & processes, safety, materials, production and career paths. Students create everyday products and prototypes with CNC machines, 3D printers and a variety of materials (metals, woods, plastic). Project fee may be required (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. VMA 754 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING Students prepare for career opportunities in advanced manufacturing after high school. Students learn the safe use of essential manufacturing tools and equipment. Integrated throughout the class are opportunities for students to strengthen manufacturing mathematics, spatial reasoning, and workplace preparedness skills (resumes, interviewing, etc.) Students have the opportunity to gain OSHA 10 certification and take the EWIB assessment to enable them to interview with local employers before graduation. Prerequisite: Pretest and teacher/counselor approval (½ year – ½ credit) 12. VPC201 INVENTIONS & INNOVATORS Students examine a variety of famous inventions to discover how they impact their lives. Using the engineering design process, students brainstorm, problem-solve, and construct innovations using a variety of tools and materials. Students learn the basics of engineering, woodworking, and robotics. Minimal project fee may be required (½ year – ½ credit) 9 & 10.

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VWW651 INTERMEDIATE WOOD TECHNOLOGY Students further develop woodworking knowledge and skills in individual and team-based projects using power tools and different wood species. Students continue to learn about the foundations of safety, measurements/mathematics application, and proper tool use. Students visit with experts in the field and develop further insight into career paths. Project fee may be required. Prerequisite: VWW201 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. VWW754 COMMUNITY DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT Students work in teams to research, design, construct and present solutions to real-world problems on campus or in the community using woodworking skills and engineering and drafting principles. Students may take this course more than once. Prerequisite: VWW201 and VDR211, VEN704 or VIM651 (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

Melody Deschamps ’19, Norwich, Digital Collage, Graphic Design 2


ENGLISH Students may be asked to purchase a paperback book/s for class.

EEN404 ENGLISH 2 Students learn good paragraph and essay development in oral and written work and enrich their vocabulary. Students read and respond to American Literature and further develop research techniques (full year – 1 credit) 10. EEN485 HONORS ENGLISH 2 Students cover the EEN404 curriculum at a more advanced pace and depth. Prerequisite: 9th-grade teacher recommendation, consideration of class rank, and strong independent reading ability, and/or verbal scores (full year – 1 credit) 10. EEN704 ENGLISH 3 Students become more sophisticated in paragraph and essay development in oral and written work and continue to enrich their vocabulary. Students read and respond to British Literature, continue to develop research skills, and write essays for the college application process. (full year –1 credit) grade 11. EEN785 HONORS ENGLISH 3 At a more advanced pace and depth, students become more sophisticated in paragraph and essay development in oral and written work and continue to enrich their vocabulary. Students read and respond to British Literature, continue to develop research skills, and write essays for the college application process. Prerequisite: 10th-grade teacher recommendation, consideration of class rank, and strong independent reading ability, and/or verbal scores (full year – 1 credit) grade 11. EEN786 AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION (A) Students study both British Literature and rhetoric at an advanced pace, breadth, and depth. Students demonstrate initiative, complete a great deal of individual work, and participate in demanding instruction. Students prepare to take the AP Language and Composition Examination. Prerequisite: Honors English 2 strongly recommended; exceptionally strong students may take the class with teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11.

Uppers registering for senior English courses must consider their options carefully. Students are generally not allowed to change senior elective courses once the school year begins.

EEN956 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION (A, U) Students study works in World Literature at an advanced pace, breadth, and depth at the college level. Students demonstrate initiative, complete a great deal of individual work, and participate in demanding instruction. Students take the AP Literature and Composition Exam. Prerequisite: EEN786 (full year – 1 credit) 12. ECB904 CONTEMPORARY BESTSELLERS Students read, write about, and study popular works of the past ten years. In addition to fiction, students may study biographies, comic essays, and works of history or social science. Students as a class have input into some works studied (full year – 1 credit) 12. EHC904 HUMAN CONCERNS IN LITERATURE Students read, write about, and discuss works in a variety of genres and explore humanistic themes including identity, relationships, death and dying, and success (full year – 1 credit) 12. EJN904 JOURNALISM Students with experience in NFA Journalism continue their work by applying principles learned in Journalism 301 and filling an editorial position on the school newspaper or a producer position on NFA TV News. In addition to classwork, students work independently and after school. Prerequisite: EJN301 and instructor permission (full year – 1credit) 12. EMW904 MODERN WRITERS Students read, write about, and discuss works of 20thcentury writers and focus upon thematic strands including the individual and society, crime and criminals, the American Dream, and male and female roles in society (full year – 1 credit) 12. EMC904 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE Students read, write about, and discuss contemporary works forming the quilt of our ever-increasing diversity. Students study African-American and African; Hispanic-American and Latino; Asian-American; and Native-American literatures in the four major literary forms: novel, short story, drama and poetry and in nonfiction (full year – 1 credit) 12. ESP904 PUBLIC SPEAKING (E) Students learn the fundamentals of speech communication. They listen to, deliver, discuss, write about and respond to informative, persuasive, interview and impromptu speeches. Speeches are videotaped and critiqued. Literature, grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking are central to the course (full year – 1 credit) 12.

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ESF904 SCIENCE FICTION Students read, write about, and discuss science fiction literature from the 19th century to the present with some consideration of science-fiction themes in film and popular culture (full year – 1 credit) 12. ESH904 SHAKESPEARE & MODERN DRAMA Students explore plays as a form of literature through Shakespeare and 20th/21st-century playwrights who followed in his footsteps, including O’Neill, Albee, Mamet, Miller, and McDonagh. Students bring these works to life actively through staged readings and acting, expository and creative writing, and short films (full year – 1 credit) 12.

EWR301 WRITE IT RIGHT Students learn grammar to speak and write effectively, beginning with the basic parts of speech and continuing with sentence structure, mechanics, expression and style. Students learn to identify faulty usage that typically appears on the SAT and ACT and how to correct and avoid those errors in their work (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

ESL904 SPORTS LITERATURE Through the analysis and discussion of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, sports media and film, students study the literary and sociological roles that sports play in American society. Students read substantial literature, focus upon the topics of values, racism and women in sports, fraud, and corruption, and complete required papers and assignments (full year – 1 credit) 12.

The following electives DO NOT FULFILL the English credit requirement for graduation in any grade.

ECW691 CREATIVE WRITING Students study the principles of effective, imaginative writing, the problems inherent in such writing, and concepts such as unity, coherence, and emphasis. Students are encouraged to take Creative Book Design (ABD671) to combine their writing with the visual image into works of art. Students may take the course for one or two semesters for credit (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. EJN301 JOURNALISM Students gain a strong understanding of the techniques that make a good print, digital or video journalist. In a hands-on format, students learn the basics of good writing, story construction, style, and editing. Students determine newsworthiness and develop the technical skills to produce the school newspaper and TV news program. Students may take the course more than once for credit. Course fulfills vocational credit (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. ELM892 MYTH & THE MOVIES Students explore the heroic quest in movies, view films as a contemporary form of mythmaking, and identify the heroic journey in several film genres including thrillers, science fiction, adventure, romance, western, comedy and horror (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

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Teala Avery ’20, Norwich, Advanced Digital Photography ECP301 NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS Students make informed and confident decisions about the college application process and work to ensure that their written and verbal interactions with colleges are of the highest quality. Students fill out the college application, write a resume, draft college essays, prepare to take standardized tests, and practice interviewing (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12. ICC704 COUNTERCULTURE See full description in the Interdisciplinary Studies section.


ENGLISH LEARNERS NEW ARRIVAL CENTER EL students who have been in the country for less than one year, and who demonstrate no English literacy or fluency on a placement test, receive bilingual instruction/support in the New Arrival Center before they enroll in sheltered instruction EL courses. Students in the New Arrival Center take the following courses at the teacher or counselor’s recommendation: • English Grammar Instruction (1 credit) • English Language Instruction (1 credit) • Academic and Career Readiness (1 credit) GRP401 EL READING EL students, who have just arrived in this country and who have not yet fully developed their English skills (reading, phonemic awareness, decoding, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary), learn to read sentences, paragraphs, and then novels of increasing difficulty. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GLS301/GLS302 EL ENGLISH BEGINNER EL students and those with limited English skills study elementary vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and beginning reading and writing to provide a platform for the development of their new language. Students participate in activities to adjust to cultural differences and nuances of life in the United States. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 2 credits – English and World Language) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GLS311 EL ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE EL students continue to focus upon mastery of English grammar, including thorough verb study and development of all language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Students read and analyze a combination of short stories, novels, and poetry. Prerequisite: GLS301 and teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

GMI603 EL INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS 1 Students begin a study of the integration of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry in this first of a two-year sequence to learn about mathematical operations, algebraic equations and inequalities relating to the foundational topics of geometry, including lines, angle pairs, area, congruent figures, and similar figures. Prerequisite: GMP503 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GMI613 EL INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS 2 Students continue to study the integration of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry with emphasis upon functions and their relationship to linear and exponential functions. Students review algebraic equations as they relate to polygons, surface area and volume, and probability, statistics and data analysis. Prerequisite GMI603 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GHW301 EL MODERN WORLD HISTORY – BEGINNER GHW311 EL MODERN WORLD HISTORY – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Ninth grade EL students explore modern world history from the Renaissance through the twentieth century and those political, economic, geographic, and social concepts most applicable to life today. Students develop the inquiry skills to become engaged students and active community members. Students learn and reinforce language skills through reading, writing, and speaking. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9. GHC501 EL CIVICS BEGINNER GHC511 EL CIVICS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED EL students explore the meaning of American citizenship, rights, and responsibilities and learn and reinforce language skills through reading, writing and speaking. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

GLS321 EL ENGLISH ADVANCED EL students read texts of multicultural stories, nonfiction, novels, and excerpts of classic works and participate in grammar lessons to reinforce reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Prerequisite: GLS311 and teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GMP503 EL PRE-ALGEBRA I EL students review and strengthen arithmetic skills, learn introductory algebra concepts, including working with signed numbers and variables, and solve simple equations. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Trevor Hoelck ’19, Baltic, Metal and Jewelry 2

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GHU601 EL U.S. HISTORY BEGINNER EL students learn about the founding of the United States of America and its government and learn and reinforce language skills through reading, writing and speaking. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. GHU611 EL U.S. HISTORY INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED EL students learn about the modern history of the United States of America and reinforce language skills through reading, writing and speaking. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. GSL201 EL LIFE SCIENCE New Arrival and Beginner-level EL students learn basic life science terminology (plants, animals, food webs, biomes, and ecosystems) and follow an integrated science curriculum focusing on Earth as a living system (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. GSI301 EL INTEGRATED SCIENCE Intermediate/advanced EL students focus upon scientific experimentation, research, and discussion, exploring a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present-day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth (full year – 1 credit) 9. GSB401 EL BIOLOGY Intermediate/advanced EL students learn about principles and concepts that apply to life at all levels of organization, no matter how simple or complex. Students examine those general characteristics shared by all living things, including chemical makeup, energy use, reproduction and community involvement. Students participate in laboratory work emphasizing the scientific method (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. GPS501 EL PHYSICAL SCIENCE Intermediate/advanced EL students study a blend of the physical sciences (chemistry and physics) in a problem-based course (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. GLS401/GLS402 ACADEMIC LITERACY Intermediate and advanced EL students develop academic literacy to prepare for the rigor of mainstream and college coursework. Students think critically as they build academic vocabulary, increase reading comprehension, improve writing fluency and hone research skills. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation or LAS Links score of 3 (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Zicheng Xie ’19, Sprague, Oil Paints, Painting II

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HISTORY & SOCIAL STUDIES HGS424 GLOBAL STUDIES & CITIZENSHIP Students study the major regional issues shaping today’s world, explore the foundation of U.S. democracy, and examine the role of the United States in the world (full year – 1 credit – meets Civics requirement) 10. HGS425 HONORS GLOBAL STUDIES & CITIZENSHIP Students study the major regional issues shaping today’s world, explore the foundation of U.S. democracy, examine the role of the United States in the world, develop advanced writing skills, and complete major research projects (full year – 1 credit – meets Civics requirement) 10. HUS804 UNITED STATES HISTORY Students explore the development of the United States from the Federal Period to the 21st century to understand fundamental historical concepts and develop academic and communication skills (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. HUS806 UCONN UNITED STATES HISTORY (U) Students develop the skills and factual knowledge to critically analyze events in U.S. history. Students prepare to meet the writing and research requirements of intermediate and advanced college courses. Students assess historical materials and weigh evidence and interpretations in historical scholarship (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. HCA802 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ISSUES Students examine the issues, events, and people that shape our country today and develop skills necessary for critical analysis of the news and active participation in a democratic society. Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.


HPO804/HPO805 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS Students have a hands-on introduction to the theory and practice of the American political system and take part in simulations of electioneering and governing. May be taken for honors credit (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

Chloe Boucher ’21, Preston, Digital Design, Graphic Design 1 HEC905 HONORS ECONOMICS (E) Students learn about microeconomics by studying the relationship among scarcity, opportunity, cost, and supply and demand, and individual consumer and firm behavior. Students learn about macroeconomics by studying the economy as a whole, and by examining unemployment, productivity, inflation, trade, and development (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. HEC956 AP ECONOMICS (A, U) Students learn about microeconomics by developing a thorough understanding of the economic principles that apply to consumers and producers within an economic system and of the nature of markets and the government’s role in the economy. Students learn about macroeconomics by studying the economic system as a whole including economic performance measures, the financial sector and international economics (full year – 1 credit) 12. HME904 MODERN MIDDLE EAST Students engage in the study of the modern Middle East and explore its connections to a wide variety of disciplines, including history, language, politics, geography, literature, art, anthropology, religion and economics. Through these lenses, students learn about the historical and contemporary factors that have shaped and continue to influence the region (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

HPS804 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY To prepare for college-level psychology courses, students study human thought processes and behaviors, noted psychologists and psychiatrists, research methods, brain studies, motivation, states of consciousness, intelligence and creativity, stages of human development, personality theories, gender issues and relationships, psychological disorders and therapies (full year – 1 credit) 12. HPS806 AP PSYCHOLOGY (A) Students examine in depth the core concepts and theories of psychology to understand psychology as the study of the mind and human behavior. Students learn about important psychologists past and present, research methods, experiments and terminology, and students prepare for the AP Psychology examination (full year – 1 credit) 12. HPT904 P3: PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY & POP CULTURE Students examine questions about the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and pop culture and enrich their knowledge and appreciation of all three: What if Socrates ruled Hogwarts? Can anyone resist the Sauron’s Ring of Power? Does free will or determinism dominate The Walking Dead? Students explore these and other questions and share their ideas, books, and resources (full year - 1 credit) 11 & 12. HSO804 SOCIOLOGY Students learn about human social behavior by focusing upon human development, cultural diversity, social class, gender and the role of institutions such as family, education, and religion. In this hands-on class, students explore careers in the field of sociology and learn how sociologists conduct research to understand and explain societal issues like criminal behavior (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

HMH804 MODERN HISTORY Students examine American political, economic and social history and America’s role in the development of the modern world from 1960 to the present day with particular emphasis upon the Civil Rights Movement, political polarization, modern economic theory, the Counterculture, Vietnam, the Cold War, the Middle East, and the War on Terror (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

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HWC806 AP EUROPEAN HISTORY (A, U) Students examine European events and movements from the Renaissance to the present day to understand the forces and ideas that have shaped our culture. Because the study of history goes beyond content, students study topics in a variety of ways and approaches, including analysis of primary source documents, classroom discussions, simulations and historical writing tasks (full year - 1 credit) 12. HWT806 ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WESTERN CIVILIZATION (U) Students study the major developments of Western Civilization from ancient times through the early Renaissance (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Early Christianity, Crusades), and examine evidence surviving from the Ancient and Medieval Periods and the historian’s challenge to interpret these materials. Students develop research skills and participate in a project using Slater Museum’s collections (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES ICC704 COUNTERCULTURE Students study the literature, music, and film of the innovative and revolutionary minds of the 20th century to develop an understanding of counter and subculture and their dynamic relationship to the mainstream. Students explore and critique the lasting effects of the Beats, jazz, hippy culture, new journalism, the fight for equality, NOW, the Black Panthers, the search for peace and Zen, punk rock, the angst of Generation X, and the rage of urban communities. Students create works including spontaneous prose and poetry, rap and outlandish, but culturally relevant, social scripture (full year – 1 elective credit) 11 & 12.

HGE804 GENOCIDE STUDIES Students examine genocide in modern history, including the Nazi Holocaust, to understand the causes, resistance, results, survival, and healing. Students research, discuss, role play, conduct oral history projects, participate in simulations, and listen to speakers to develop a deeper understanding of humanity and inhumanity (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. HSL824 INTRODUCTION TO LAW Students learn about the basic structure and procedures of the United States’ legal system, with a special focus on Connecticut. Students examine the rule of law and explore constitutional, family, civil and criminal law through reading, analysis, role play and interaction with legal professionals. Prerequisite: HGS424, HGS425 (Global Studies & Citizenship or HOD permission) (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. HWS804 WOMEN’S STUDIES Students examine modern and historical women’s issues, including religion, love, marriage, family, beauty and body image; explore the impact of individuals and events on women’s lives; and analyze media, periodicals and primary source documents, including advertisements, art and women’s writings (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. HPH704 DISCOVERIES OF THE MIND Through direct contact with selected works of philosophy and the ideas they contain, students begin to formulate answers to the great questions of the human experience. (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. ICC704 COUNTERCULTURE See full description in the Interdisciplinary Studies section.

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Alexia Ganns ’19, Norwich, Oil, AP Studio Art ICS806 AP SEMINAR Motivated, independent students focus upon public speaking, research, and writing skills while collaborating with peers. In the first semester, students learn to identify a thesis, evaluate multiple perspectives, find the main line of reasoning, and dissect the supporting facts of an argument. In the second semester, students work both individually and collaboratively upon a topic of choice for team and individual presentations based upon individual research. The AP Seminar Exam tests skills acquired in class and the ability to write more effective arguments. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA or better (full year – 1 elective credit) 10, 11 & 12. IHM701 TOPICS IN HEALTH & MEDICINE Students learn about, discuss, and debate important issues surrounding human health and medicine. Topics include pharmacology, diet, and exercise, the history of medicine, disease and diagnosis, health insurance and health education. Students also explore different career options in Health and Medicine (½ year – ½ vocational credit) 11 & 12.


ICN801 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM In this rigorous and challenging course, serious students gain the classroom and hands-on training to offer high-quality care to patients while working alongside other qualified health care professionals. Students must perform successfully on the state examination to be certified. Students register for the state examination and pay the fee on their own. Students are required to have a flu shot. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2 and letter of recommendation from a teacher (full year – ½ credit classroom & ½ credit clinical ) 12. IFS704 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SERVICE In this 13-week course, students learn about the rigorous training required of a modern firefighter interested in serving his/her community as a volunteer or career firefighter. Students learn about fire behavior, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, incident management, communications, fire prevention, small tools, forcible entry, ropes and knots, salvage and overhaul, extinguishers, building construction, sprinkler systems, and hose work. This course takes place Saturdays, December through April, at various fire departments in Norwich (½ elective credit) 11 & 12. IVP501 VIDEO PRODUCTION 1 Students interested in video production develop fundamental techniques in the television studio and the field, learn basic terminology, communication, and camera skills in effective television production, and learn and practice the skills of production work, including shooting, lighting, editing, and set design. Students participate in occasional, required, afterschool work. Course may be repeated for credit and may count as vocational credit (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. IVP601 VIDEO PRODUCTION 2 Students increase their knowledge in the field of television by learning advanced shooting, editing and interviewing techniques, serving in required leadership positions, and producing regular programming for the NFA channel (both on campus and in the community). Prerequisite: IVP501 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Amber Diehl ’19, Norwich, Cardboard, Design I IYP501 YEARBOOK PRODUCTION Students produce the yearbook by working in an integrated program of print journalism, photography, layout and design, and marketing and sales in a full year course, meeting twice per week. This course may be taken more than once and counts for art/ vocational credit for graduation. To enroll, students fill out an application and obtain instructor permission (full year – 1 elective credit) 10, 11 & 12. IYO301 YOGA Students engage in the study and practice of yoga, a widely practiced system of concentration upon breathing, physical posture, meditation, and deep relaxation. While yoga stretches and strengthens the body, the aim is to unite the mind, body, and self. Students become more attentive and focused, relieve stress, create life balance and enhance the academic experience. Can be taken for credit more than once (½ year – ¼ elective credit, does not fulfill PE credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. IRB311 RECREATIONAL BOATING With multiple hands-on learning opportunities, students study recreational boating including nautical navigation, recreational water activities, weather effects upon boating, and safe boating techniques. In on-the-water training activities, students practice their boating skills and gain insights into career opportunities in the maritime industry. Students have the option to take the CT DEEP Safe Boating examination and become eligible for a CT Safe Boating Certificate (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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MATHEMATICS MIT613 INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS 2 Students continue to study the integration of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry with emphasis upon functions and their relationship to linear and exponential functions. Students review algebraic equations as they relate to polygons, surface area and volume, and probability, statistics and data analysis. Prerequisite: MIT003 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MGE653 GEOMETRY Students focus upon learning the foundational topics of geometry, including lines, planes, angle pairs, congruent figures, similar figures, and polygons. Students learn about coordinates, three-dimensional geometry, probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: MAL004 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MGE554 PLANE GEOMETRY Students study lines, planes, angles, triangles, circles and polygons and work with coordinates, threedimensional geometry, probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: B or higher in MAL004 or C or higher in MAL005 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MGE555 HONORS PLANE GEOMETRY At an in-depth level and accelerated pace, students study lines, planes, angles, triangles, circles, and polygons and learn about coordinates, threedimensional geometry, probability, statistics and data analysis. Prerequisite: A- in MAL005 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

All mathematics courses beyond MGE555/MGE554 require a graphing calculator (TI 83/84PLUS recommended). A scientific calculator is required for all other courses (TI 30X IIS recommended).

MAL873 ALGEBRA 2 Students reinforce their Algebra 1 skills through the study of linear equations and inequalities, graphs, polynomials, radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions and their graphs, exponents/powers, and systems of equations. Prerequisite: MGE653 and MAL004 or MIT613 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. MAL654 ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2 Students review and extend Algebra 1 skills and concepts through study of linear equations and inequalities, graphs, polynomials, radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions and their graphs, exponents/powers, logarithms and systems of equations. Prerequisite: MGE005, MGE555 or MGE554 and B in MAL004 or MAL005 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MAL585 HONORS ALGEBRA 2 & TRIGONOMETRY At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students prepare for Honors Pre-Calculus (MCA855) by studying the principal topics of Algebra 2 and some trigonometry concepts. Prerequisite: A- in MAL005 and MGE555, or A- in MGE005, and teacher recommendation and assessment (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MFS854 PRECALCULUS Students prepare for the study of calculus and strengthen their conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems by studying a combination of trigonometric, geometric and algebraic techniques. Prerequisite: C+ in MAL585 or B in MAL654 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MSA804 STATISTICS Students learn about the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data with an emphasis on experiments and applications. Prerequisite: C+ in MAL654 or MAL585, or A- in MAL873 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

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Adrian Jaquez ’19, Norwich, Digital, Advanced Graphic Design


MIC955 HONORS CALCULUS At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students prepare for Calculus by reinforcing pre-calculus concepts with an introduction to Calculus topics such as limits, continuity, derivatives, anti-derivatives, and integrals. Prerequisite: B in MFS854 or MCA855 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12. MCA855 HONORS PRECALCULUS At an in-depth and accelerated pace students prepare for Calculus by covering Algebra topics ranging from polynomials, systems of equations, sequences, Trigonometry concepts, and inverse, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: A- in MAL585 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MCA956 AP CALCULUS AB (A, E) Students study topics of limits, derivatives, and integrals and their applications. Prerequisite: A- in MCA855 or B+ in MIC955 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12. MCA976 AP CALCULUS BC (A, E) Students extend the study of calculus through the study of series and parametric, vector and polar functions. Students may take this course as an independent study. Fee: Cost of textbook. Prerequisite: A- in MCA855 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12. MSA806 AP STATISTICS (A, U) Students learn methods of summarizing data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, linear regression, confidence testing, and basic probability. Fee: Cost of textbook. Prerequisite: B+ in MFS854 or B- in MCA855 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. MCR671 CONSUMER MATH Students reinforce mathematical skills through an extensive review of fundamental mathematical concepts, including the order of operations, real numbers, percent, and formulas, and apply these skills to consumer problems such as earning, spending, taxes, housing, insurance, transportation and budgeting. Prerequisite: MGE653 (full year – 1 credit) 12.

SENIOR MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES MFC953 FUNCTIONS Students review and extend Algebra 2 concepts with a focus on quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and radical functions. Prerequisites: C- in MAL654 or B in MAL873 and teacher recommendation (½ year/first semester – ½ credit) 12.

MMG753 MODELING WITH MATHEMATICS Students apply their knowledge and critical thinking to develop mathematical models to solve real-world problems. Topics include linear models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic models, and natural growth models. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisites: C- in MAL873 or B- in MIT623. Not appropriate for students who have taken MAL 654 (½ year/first semester – ½ credit) 12. MTR953 TRIGONOMETRY Students study the properties of triangles and trigonometric functions focusing upon the six basic trigonometric functions, their inverses, and their graphs from a practical and theoretical point of view. Prerequisites: C- in MAL654 or B in MAL873 and teacher recommendation (½ year/second semester – ½ credit) 12. MCR753 MATH FOR CAREER & COLLEGE READINESS Students focus upon number systems, functions and their graphs, and modeling relationships between quantities using functions, equations and expressions with integer exponents and radicals, linear equations, and systems of linear equations. Students use Pythagorean Theorem and geometrical formulas to solve real-world problems. Prerequisites: C- in MAL873 or B+ in MIT623 and teacher recommendation. Not appropriate for students who have earned a C or better in MAL654 (½ year/second semester – ½ credit) 12. MPS753 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS THROUGH MODELING Students apply the principles of algebra 1 & 2 and geometry to authentic event simulations and apply the algebra, statistics, and probability principles in the context of sports and games. Also, students recognize, draw, and model geometric figures to model realworld objects in 3-D space with geometric modeling software. Students apply the principles of geometry to complete 3-D and/or Virtual Reality projects to evidence ability in modeling, animation, and gaming. Prerequisites: B+ in MIT623 or B- in MAL873. Not appropriate for a student with a B- in MAL654 (½ year/ both semesters – ½ credit) 12. MHM804 HISTORY & FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS Students learn that numbers run the world by tracing the history of mathematics from the first number systems, through the creation of Algebra and the discovery of Calculus. Merely comparing our base 10 monetary system with that of other cultures that have used a Babylonian base 60 system since around 2500 B.C., students learn about the exponential development of mathematics. Prerequisite: C in MAL585 or MAL654 or A in MAL873 and teacher recommendation (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE MCC551 COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 Students develop skills in problem-solving and writing object-oriented computer programs using Visual Basic programming language. Students develop an understanding of language syntax, problem analysis, and problem-solving techniques through individualized programming assignments, and study topics including the history of computers, basic computer architecture and social issues involving computers. Prerequisite: B+ in MAL004 (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement.) (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. MCC875 HONORS COMPUTER SCIENCE 2 Students continue to develop problem-solving abilities with JAVA (object-oriented programming language). Prerequisite: MCC551 and teacher recommendation. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement.) (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. MCC976 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A (A) In this class, comparable to a first-semester collegelevel class, students design, implement, and analyze programs and basic data structures, standard algorithms, and general computer systems knowledge with JAVA programming language. Prerequisite: Superior achievement in MCC551 and MCC875 and teacher recommendation. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement.) (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.  

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Madison Marquez ’19, Preston, Altered Book, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design

Madison Martin ’20 Bozrah


NFA MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM FLOWCHART Students follow one of the following suggested programs based upon teacher recommendations and fulfillment of prerequisites:

9th Grade

Honors Plane Geometry

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Advanced Algebra 2 Or Honors Algebra 2 w/Trig

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i Senior Electives* Or Consumer Math

Students should discuss these options with their mathematics teacher. *Senior Semester Electives: Math for Career and College Readiness; Modeling with Mathematics; Probability & Statistics Through Modeling; Functions, History of Mathematics; and Trigonometry

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Students with interest in computer programming may select from the following courses: Computer Science 1 Honors Computer Science 2 AP Computer Science NOTE: Students with interest in computer programming may enroll in Computer Science 1 as freshmen if they have completed an Algebra 1 course as an 8th-grader. Computer Science 1 may be taken concurrently with Honors Algebra 1 or Honors Geometry. *COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES DO NOT COUNT AS ANY OF THE THREE (3) REQUIRED MATH CREDITS FOR GRADUATION.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ninth-grade students select two (2) of the following physical education courses (one each semester). Tenth-grade students take PPE202 10th Grade Fitness and select one additional course. Eleventh and twelfth-grade students may select any of the electives below. All students change into appropriate athletic clothing: tee shirt with sleeves, shorts or sweat-pants, and sneakers. Key or combination lock required.

PPE202 TENTH GRADE FITNESS Students use a variety of lead-up exercises to prepare for the Connecticut 10th Grade Fitness Test. After testing, students focus upon the fundamentals of physical fitness, including use of weight, cardio and multipurpose rooms. In addition to learning to use traditional lifting machines, students use free weights, physio balls, Keiser equipment, medicine balls, kettlebells, TRX straps and more. Mandatory for all 10th-graders (½ year – ¼ credit) 10. PET601 BASIC GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING Students improve kinesthetic awareness by learning and executing basic tumbling skills like forward rolls, cartwheels, and walkovers and progressing to aerials, round offs and handsprings. Students improve flexibility (splits, backbends, stretching), strength and balance (headstands, handstands). Considerable emphasis is placed on safety (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEY601 BASIC YOGA, PILATES & MINDFULNESS Students work on both body and mind by strengthening and stretching with a variety of low impact yoga and Pilates exercises and by becoming aware of breathing and movement. Students end each class with a mindfulness exercise (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEB602 BASKETBALL 2 Students develop advanced basketball skills and knowledge to play the game at a competitive level by focusing on conditioning, advanced skill development, coaching philosophies, offensive and defensive schemes, and rule interpretation. Students prepare to play or coach competitive team basketball. Prerequisite: PEF601 (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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PES601 DIAMOND SPORTS Students participate in the various diamond sports such as softball, whiffle ball, and kickball, and learn basic and any specific rules for each diamond sport. Students develop throwing, catching, and hitting skills and improve teamwork and cooperation (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEX601 FIT FOR LIFE Students will learn and develop an understanding of the importance of healthy living and learn to incorporate many different workout styles into their fitness goals including cardio fitness, strength training, or flexibility. Classes may include TRX, yoga, weight workouts, H.I.I.T. workouts, and more (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEF602 FOOTBALL 2 Students develop the skills, knowledge, understanding, and performance to participate in football as players or coaches. Students learn techniques for all positions and offensive and defensive strategies and train with weights to become stronger football players (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEF601 FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL Students learn the fundamentals of both sports by creating teams and playing in a league-formatted season. Students have opportunities to officiate, coach, and use videography during gameplay (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PPE011 GENERAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION Students learn a combination of individual and team activities, sports, and games with emphasis upon developing basic skills and knowledge (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEG601 GOLF/FITNESS Students learn the fundamentals of golf and the rules of the game and concentrate upon developing the fitness and overall health to play the game. Students participate in one class at the local driving range (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PER611 NET SPORTS/ARCHERY Students participate in many sports involving a net, including volleyball, badminton, and pickleball. Students of all levels and abilities work on fundamentals and progress to improve individual and team skills. Archery is for beginners as well as advanced archers (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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Drew Willson ’21 Norwich


PEO601 ORIENTEERING/CARDIO FITNESS Students develop and maintain cardio fitness and learn basic orienteering skills such as compass use, pace counting, and map reading while taking part in an adventure sport. Students begin by following on-campus courses and end with an off-campus field trip. Students also work out on cardio equipment (full year - ½ credit) (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PED601 P.E. DANCE Students learn to dance as a form of aerobic exercise through various activities including movement games, step aerobics, Jazzercise, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and hiphop dance. Yoga, Pilates, strength training and stretching complement the course. Students create required aerobic dance routines. No dance experience necessary (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEC601 RECREATIONAL GAMES Students have fun developing their skill and knowledge of games for lifetime outdoor recreation, personal challenge, and social interaction. Students learn about and participate in games like Corn Hole, Kan-Jam, and Badminton and lesser-known games like Spikeball and Disc Golf (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEN601 SOCCER, BADMINTON, PING PONG Students spend a half semester developing soccer skills, including dribbling, trapping, passing, shooting and defense. Students also learn offensive and defensive rules and compete in games. During the second half of the semester, students learn the rules and skills to play badminton and ping pong. Students compete in both singles and doubles tournaments (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEP601 SPORTS PERFORMANCE Students learn and practice the core lifts, drills, and fundamentals to prepare the body and mind for participation in any sport in high school or college – to run faster, jump higher and grow stronger. In addition to participating in activities in the weight room, in the gym and on the field, students also discuss collegiate athletics, recruiting and NCAA regulations. Sports Performance is open to and will benefit everyone, not just current athletes (½ year –¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEK601 WALKING/CARDIO Students explore the runner/walker and adventurer in all of us. Students develop aerobic endurance and set goals such as completing a 5K. Classes include various cardiovascular workouts in the cardio room, weight room, and outdoor track. (½ year - ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. PEW601 WEIGHT TRAINING/BODY TRANSFORMATION Students reach personal fitness goals – building muscle, enhancing definition, burning fat, improving health and more – by focusing upon developing their body, keeping a fitness log, developing a diet plan, and formulating other means of continuing life-long exercise and health (½ year – ¼ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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SCIENCE SBY004 BIOLOGY In this introductory course, students learn about biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of life at the molecular, cellular, and population levels. Students participate in laboratory work (full year – 1 credit) 10. SBY075 HONORS BIOLOGY Honors students undertake a more rigorous study of the essential biological concepts with an emphasis on biological chemistry, structure and function and energy transformations at all levels of organization (cellular, individual, and ecosystem). Students participate in extensive laboratory work. Prerequisites: 9th-grade teacher approval (full year – 1 credit) 10. SBY656 AP BIOLOGY (A) In this rigorous and rewarding course, motivated, enthusiastic and interested students study all of the concepts and unifying themes in biology and meet the expectations of college freshmen in an introductory biology course. Students are expected to be self-motivated learners who complete assignments promptly and participate actively in class. Class attendance for lecture and laboratory is critical, and students work independently and think critically. Inquiry-based labs require cooperation with partners/ groups. Students complete summer coursework. Fee: Cost of the textbook. Prerequisite: Biology (full year – 1.5 credits) 11 & 12.

SCH485 INTRODUCTION TO UCONN CHEMISTRY Students prepare for UConn Chemistry (SCH876) by emphasizing problem-solving and application of basic chemistry principles in this honors level class. Students seriously considering taking UConn Chemistry should take this class. Prerequisites: B in Algebra 1 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. SCH804 CHEMISTRY Students investigate the nature and interactions of matter and energy and study topics including atomic structure, matter and energy, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions and equations, the mole and stoichiometry, gas laws, and solutions. Prerequisite: B in Algebra I strongly recommended; this course is not for students who have completed SCH485 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SCH805 HONORS CHEMISTRY Students undertake a more rigorous and fast-paced study of the nature and Interactions of matter. Topics include atomic structure, matter, chemical formulas, bonding, reactions, thermochemistry, the mole, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Prerequisite: B in Algebra I and current science teacher’s approval (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SCH876 UCONN CHEMISTRY (U) Students study general chemistry in depth at the college level and perform required after-school lab work and tests. UConn supplies tests, labs, online homework, and book work. Students complete summer coursework. Students who have not met the prerequisite must independently complete coursework and pass an entrance test. Prerequisite: B or higher in SCH485, SCH804, or SCH805 (full year – 1.25 credits) 11 & 12. SPY904 PHYSICS Students study the mechanics and theory behind the interactions of solids, liquids, and gases, including motion, vector analysis, dynamics, momentum, work, energy, simple machines, sound, light, mirrors and lenses. Students are required to design and build two STEM projects related to mechanics. Prerequisite: B in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SPY956 UCONN PHYSICS 1 (U) Students study Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, heat, fluids, mechanical waves and sound in this algebra-based physics course. This course is UConn PHYS1201Q (first-semester course in college physics) presented over a full year. Prerequisite: B in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

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SPY976 UCONN PHYSICS 1 & 2 (U) Students cover material equivalent to two semesters of algebra-based college physics. Students study Newtonian mechanics, energy, heat fluids, waves, and sound in the fall semester. In the spring semester, students study electricity and magnetism, modern physics and optics. After-school lab work is required. Fee: Cost of the textbook. Prerequisite: B in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1.25 credits) 11 & 12. SGG001 GOING GREEN Students increase awareness of their daily impact on the environment and learn basic “green” strategies to decrease their environmental footprint upon Earth (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10 & 11. SES485 INTRODUCTION TO AP/UCONN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Students prepare for AP Environmental Science by studying ecosystem ecology, human populations, biomes, biodiversity, and conservation, and by participating in hands-on laboratory investigations and fieldwork. Emphasis is placed upon the skills to be successful in an AP course (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10 & 11. SES756 AP/UCONN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (A, U) Students investigate the Earth’s biotic and abiotic systems and how humans influence and depend upon them. With sustainability as a central theme, specific course topics include ecology, natural resources management, energy, pollution, human population dynamics, and climate change. Students have opportunities for field study, engage in required afterschool labs, and complete summer coursework (full year – 1.25 credit) 10, 11 & 12. SMB651 MARINE BIOLOGY Students learn about the various components of marine biology via marine ecosystems and marine species. Topics include the history of marine biology, invertebrates using taxonomy, vertebrates, and finally man’s impact on the marine environment and species. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. SMB675 HONORS MARINE BIOLOGY In this honors level class students study organisms from the major marine phyla and marine ecosystems with emphasis on organisms from Long Island Sound and the New England coast. Students learn how organisms interact with their environment and study man’s environmental impact, including fisheries and aquaculture. Grades are weighted emphasizing laboratory experiments. Field trips to local marine environments are part of the class (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Marvin Clemente ’19, Norwich, Name Illustration, Graphic Design 1 SAQ601 AQUARIUM SCIENCE 1 Students explore the physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the aquarium environment and learn about the variety of applications, techniques, equipment, and fish to successfully establish and maintain a tropical freshwater aquarium. Using group aquaria, students feed, test water quality, identify and control disease and parasites, and learn husbandry techniques. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology, public aquaria, and/ or zoos (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. SAQ621 AQUARIUM SCIENCE 2 Students explore the more complicated levels of the physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the saltwater aquarium environment and learn about the variety of applications, techniques, equipment, and fish identification to successfully establish and maintain a group saltwater aquarium. Students explore saltwater identification of fish, invertebrates (jellyfish, cephalopods, etc.,) and corals. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology, public aquariums and or public zoos. Prerequisite: SAQ601 (½ year – ½ credit) 9, SAQ631 AQUARIUM SCIENCE WORK STUDY Students independently practice aquarium husbandry techniques to care for and maintain many of the Marine Science program’s fresh and saltwater aquariums over the summer break. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SAQ601 & SAQ621 and instructor permission (summer course – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. SCS601 COASTAL STUDIES Students study the biology, chemistry, physics, and geology on Long Island Sound in this hands-on marine science class. This is an activity based class with laboratory experiments, in-class projects, and study of live marine organisms. Grades are weighted emphasizing in-class activities and labs (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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SMS786 UCONN INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (U) In this college-level course, students learn about the processes governing the world’s oceans, including chemical, geological, physical, and biological oceanography. Students focus on the interactions and interrelationships contributing to the stability and the variability of the marine environment. This is a lab-based class with labs conducted during class periods. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SAY601 ASTRONOMY Students investigate the wonders of the night sky and the history of the universe, including its evolution and composition, the solar system, the life cycle of stars and galaxies, the search for life elsewhere, and the role of technology in the exploration of space (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. SAY685 HONORS ASTRONOMY (E) In this rigorous college-level course, students study the ever-changing universe while exploring galactic, stellar and planetary formation; investigate the relationships among math, physics, and astronomy; and study the history of astronomy (½ year –½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. SPE001 PREHISTORIC EARTH & PALEONTOLOGY Students undertake an in-depth analysis of geological processes that shaped the earth and led to the fossilization of organisms during the Mesozoic Era. Students study plate tectonics, evolution, geology, and paleontology through independent assignments, laboratory activities and research projects (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. SOC601 ZOOLOGY Students learn about the animal kingdom throughout the world with emphasis upon local species and their interactions with the environment. Topics include evolution, classification, genetics, and ecology. Many hands-on activities support learning throughout the course (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12. SOC631 UNIFIED ZOOLOGY Students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a cooperative learning environment to study a general overview of the animal kingdoms, including evolution, classification, morphology, and ecology. Students handle and care for live animals (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. SSV601 VETERINARY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Students study the underlying principles of animal medicine, including basic anatomy and physiology, and learn medical practices and procedures, includMarianna Ayala ’20 ing pet first aid (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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SSV604 CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM In this independent-study course, students prepare to become Certified Veterinary Assistants by following an online curriculum, including online readings, instructional videos, and assessments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SSV601 and Science Department Head approval (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. SHB803 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Students explore the structure and function of the human body, with an emphasis on tissue organization and organ systems. Students complete laboratory exercises involving participatory research, group investigations, and dissection of Felis domesticus (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SHB805 HONORS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (E) In this rigorous college-level course, students engage in a more thorough study of the regions, structure, and function of the human body with an emphasis on tissue organization and organ systems. Students complete laboratory exercises involving microscopy of tissues, dissection of Felis domesticus, and investigations of contemporary scientific research. Students complete summer coursework (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SS601 SPORTS SCIENCE In this introductory course, students learn how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity promote health and performance from cellular to whole body perspective. Students gain a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, training, different environments and many other stimuli (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12. SKS804 KINESIOLOGY Students study human movement to prepare for college-level study in a range of health and human movement fields including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development, sports medicine, athletic training, and physical therapy. Using problembased learning, students integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and chemical factors to analyze the human body’s response to exercise (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. SMD601 MICROBES & DISEASE Students gain in-depth knowledge of basic biological and clinical aspects of viral and bacterial pathogens and the diseases they cause by studying principles of epidemiology, disease detection, and prevention, chain of infection and human immunology. Students learn laboratory procedures and principles vital for entry into various health care fields (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12.

Kevin Pomroy ’19, Bozrah & Wyatt Gordon ’19, Norwich, Logo Design, Community Design SBT604 DNA SCIENCE In this laboratory-centered course, students explore the different techniques and equipment used in forensic science, disease detection, agriculture, bioinformatics, anthropology, and the pharmaceutical industry, with special emphasis upon DNA and genetics (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. SFS651 FORENSIC SCIENCE Students apply physical, and life science concepts learned in previous science courses in modern-day criminology and laboratory techniques to solve hypothetical criminal scenarios (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. SIR385 HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Before enrollment, students submit a written plan of study for independent research for Science Department Head approval and gain approval of a science faculty member to serve as a mentor. Students enter the Connecticut Science Fair and comply with all regulations. Prerequisite: Science Department Head approval (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. IHM701 TOPICS IN HEALTH & MEDICINE Students learn about, discuss, and debate important issues surrounding human health and medicine. Topics include pharmacology, diet and exercise, the history of medicine, disease and diagnosis, health insurance and health education. Students also explore different career options in Health and Medicine (½ year – ½ vocational credit) 11 & 12. ICN801 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM In this rigorous and challenging course, students gain the classroom and hands-on training to offer highquality care to patients while working alongside qualified health care professionals. Students must perform successfully on the state examination to be certified. Students register for the state examination and pay the fee on their own. Students are required to have a flu shot. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2 and letter of recommendation from a teacher (full year – ½ credit classroom and ½ credit clinical) 12.

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VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS All art classes require a Studio Fee ($4 - $160 typical range, depending upon class, materials, and scope of projects.) Financial assistance is available.

GENERAL ART CLASSES APA001 PRINCIPLES OF ART Students learn introductory elements of drawing, painting, two and three-dimensional design, composition and art appreciation. Students begin to explore a variety of media and techniques. No art experience required. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9 & 10. APA601 EXPLORATIONS IN ART Students explore drawing, painting and two and threedimensional design, and a wide variety of media and techniques. No art experience required. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. APA501 UNIFIED ART Students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a cooperative learning environment to gain valuable experience while creating personal works of art. No art experience necessary. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. ADR601 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING Students learn the basic steps and techniques of drawing from observation, explore a variety of tools and materials, and develop confidence and skill to express visual facts. No drawing experience necessary. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Kiana Barton ’18, Norwich, Cut Paper, Creative Book Design ADR701 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION Students explore digital art making through a variety of techniques, including digital painting and drawing, digital collage through scanning and photography, and manipulation of text. Students use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create art and narrate; students explore character development and digital aesthetics in graphic novels and comics. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: (one of the following) ADR601, ADR661 or ADR664. (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11, & 12. AWC871 EXPLORATIONS IN PAINTING Students learn about a variety of painting materials (tempera, watercolor, acrylics) and techniques in this beginning painting course. Students work from observation to develop personal artistic approaches. No painting experience required. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: ADR601, ADR661, ADR865, APA501 or APA001 (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

ADR661 DRAWING 1 Students learn the basic steps and techniques of drawing from direct observation, explore a variety of tools and materials, and develop confidence in drawing skills to express visual facts. No drawing experience necessary. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

ADE761 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN Students learn the basic elements and principles of design (using line, color, value, shape, form, and texture) to create art and explore a variety of tools and materials (including painting, collage and sculpture). Students develop creativity, problemsolving, and technical skills. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

ADR865 ADVANCED DRAWING (U) Students continue to develop observational drawing skills and enhance their knowledge of drawing methods and tools as they work from nature, the figure, still life and their imagination. Students demonstrate problem-solving and idea development in required sketchbooks. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: ADR661 or ADR601 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

ADE671 DESIGN 1 Students learn the basic elements and principles of design using line, color, value, shape, form, and texture to create art and explore a variety of tools and materials. Students develop creativity, problemsolving, and technical skills. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Colette Carlos ’20, Norwich, Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition

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AGA875 ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN Students continue to develop skills using Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and strengthen creative skills while producing individual thesis projects and class assignments in this advancedlevel course. Students choose to further their studies in Graphic Design, Digital Imaging or a combination of both. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: AGA651 and/or instructor approval (full year –1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. AGA501 UNIFIED GRAPHICS Students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a technology-rich cooperative learning environment to gain valuable experience while creating personal works of art and building technology skills. No art experience necessary. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Gillian Taylor ’18, Taftville, Cut Paper Collage, Design I ABD671 CREATIVE BOOK DESIGN Students learn about the history of books, and the various processes and techniques of bookbinding to produce structurally sound books in a variety of formats. Students are encouraged to take Creative Writing (ECW691) to combine their writing with the visual image into works of art. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. ACD661 COMMUNITY DESIGN Students use creative skills to produce visual projects such as posters, fliers, logos, murals, etc., for various school and community clients with specific art-related needs. Students generate work manually and digitally. They develop interpersonal, social, and verbal communication skills as they work with clients for specific outcomes. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: ADR661, APA001, APA601, or AGA651 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

AGP201 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 Students explore fine art digital photography by learning about composition, camera control, light and subject matter. Students gain experience using point-and-shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, and image manipulation in the digital darkroom using Adobe Photoshop, and students build a digital and print portfolio. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12 AGP301 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Students begin to develop a style and voice as they strengthen and expand their skill and knowledge of the process of producing fine art digital photographs. Students further explore the camera and lighting control and develop topics, passions, and independent ideas to create artwork. Students learn Photoshop and other digital presentation formats as they continue to build their digital and print portfolios. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: AGP201 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

AGA201 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 Students learn basic design development using computers and various traditional art materials. Students prepare for the demands of the graphic designer using Photoshop and Illustrator and develop the skills of the visual communicator as they begin to build a portfolio. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. AGA651 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 Students continue to develop skills using basic design principles and color theory as they create projects like posters, photographic imaging, invitations, and text, etc., using PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students develop and present a portfolio at the end of the year. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: AGA201 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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Katie Humphreys ’19, Brooklyn, Pin Design, Graphic Design 1


APC401 INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Students learn the foundations and basic elements of using a traditional camera and of composing, developing, and producing images using photographic media. Images are black and white and created using the darkroom. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. APC701 TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 Students learn the basic elements of composing, developing, and producing a body of work using photographic media and explore in-depth a variety of materials and techniques to refine their skills. Students explore darkroom techniques and processes to develop technical and creative skills. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. APC771 TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Students continue to develop creative and technical aspects of black and white photography, including a more sophisticated grasp of exposure, the processing of film, alternative photography, and discussion of fine printmaking. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: Completion of APC701 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. AMY671 INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY & METALSMITHING Students learn the basics of contemporary jewelry design and fabrication through metalsmithing. Students learn metalsmithing techniques including sawing/piercing, soldering, cold connection, stone setting, and chain making. Students create several finished wearable pieces. Studio Fee and purchase of additional materials (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. AMJ671 JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 1 Students explore the metals medium and develop strong skills in metalsmithing, a working knowledge of contemporary jewelry design (principles, artists, and designers), and fabrication techniques including sawing, soldering, cold connection, finishing, forming and stone setting. Students create several finished wearable pieces. Studio Fee and purchase of additional materials (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. AMJ771 JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 2 Students delve deeper into the art of advanced threedimensional jewelry and metalsmithing and learn more complex skills including hollow form, advanced stone setting, and enameling with an increased focus upon the complexity of design, construction, and craftsmanship. Students begin to explore creating utilitarian and sculptural artwork in pewter. The student art journal plays an important role in this course. Studio Fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ671 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Danni Huang ’18, Griswold, Metal and Jewelry 2 AMJ871 JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 3 Students continue to explore and refine jewelry and metalsmithing skills and techniques and learn more challenging techniques including cloisonné enameling and advanced stone setting. Students increase the complexity of production, research, and craftsmanship. Studio Fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ771 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. AMJ971 JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 4 Under faculty guidance, students participate in individual research and design to continue to build strong design skills and craftsmanship in metal and/or to prepare a portfolio of work. Students produce work of increasing complexity, research, and craftsmanship. Students have the opportunity to work as studio assistants. Studio Fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ871 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 12. ACL661 INTRODUCTION TO CLAY Students make both functional and sculptural forms using a variety of hand-building techniques. Students develop ideas and craftsmanship, design and build work, and learn three-dimensional design concepts. Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. ACY661 CLAY 1 Students make both functional and sculptural forms using a variety of hand-building techniques and the pottery wheel. Students develop ideas and craftsmanship as they design and build work and learn three-dimensional design concepts. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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ACY761 CLAY 2 Students continue to develop skills creating sculptural and functional forms on and off the wheel, explore idea development and higher standards of craftsmanship, and conduct required historical and contemporary research. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACY661 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. ACY961 CLAY 3 Students focus on independent idea development, proficiency in technical skills, and research into contemporary and historical ceramic work. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACY761 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 11 &12. ADE771 SCULPTURE Students explore three-dimensional design elements and principles of visual art through projects of original design using a variety of techniques and materials (including paper, clay, wire and found objects). Studio Fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. ASA956 AP STUDIO ART (A) Students seriously committed to studying visual art and developing a portfolio of individualized artwork for college preparation develop aesthetic understanding through studio projects that stimulate the imagination, encourage creative problem-solving, and refine skills. Students maintain a required sketchbook and submit a required portfolio to the College Board. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: Successful completion of two or more advanced art electives, parental consent and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

FINE ARTS PROGRAM Students interested in continuing their art education after high school at a college or university art department may follow the Fine Arts Program. The Art Department Head and the student’s counselor must approve the program. Beginning the program in either ninth or tenth grade, students take four academic and one art course each year, and, normally, carry three academic and three art courses in both eleventh and twelfth grade. If a student’s schedule permits, the Art Department recommends that Fine Arts students take more art classes. The following sequence of courses is recommended for Fine Arts majors. Students maintain a B average in studio art courses to continue in the program. Students who do not follow the entire sequence have the opportunity to become Portfolio Students. Non-Fine Arts Students may sign up for any of these courses if space is available and with Department Head approval.

9TH-GRADE • Fine Arts Drawing Foundations 10TH-GRADE • Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition • Fine Arts 2D Design and Color Theory 11TH-GRADE • Honors Fine Arts Painting • Fine Arts Digital Design • Fine Arts Printmaking • Fine Arts Three Dimensional Design 12TH-GRADE • Honors Fine Arts Figure & Portrait Drawing • Honors Fine Arts Painting II • Honors Senior Fine Arts Design • AP Art Studio or Art Elective Program information is available in the Art Department office. The Department maintains an art supply store for the convenience of art students, who should expect to pay for supplies.

Ashlyn Chmelecki ’20, Preston, Cut Paper Collage, Introduction to Design

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ADR664 FINE ARTS DRAWING FOUNDATIONS Fine Arts students learn the basic steps and techniques of drawing from direct observation, explore a variety of tools and materials, and develop confidence in drawing skills to express visual facts. Students maintain required sketchbooks for personal exploration and idea development. Studio Fee (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.


ACP875 HONORS FINE ARTS DRAWING & COMPOSITION (U) Fine Arts students further develop observational drawing skills, enhance knowledge of basic drawing tools and techniques, and explore the conceptual ideas of image making by emphasizing concepts in composition and organization and creation of volumetric space. Students maintain required sketchbooks for personal exploration and idea development. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: ADR664 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. ADE774 FINE ARTS 2D DESIGN & COLOR THEORY Fine Arts students earn a problem-solving approach to color theory, both practical and historical, and develop painting skills to describe form and structure through painting materials, color, and design techniques. Studio Fee – students purchase all personal painting supplies, Prerequisite: ADR664 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. APT875 HONORS FINE ARTS PAINTING 1 Fine Arts students continue to explore color theory and using painting skills to describe form and structure. Students focus upon observational painting and further developing concept within work. As they continue to develop a variety of painting techniques, students explore current and past artists. Studio Fee – students purchase all personal painting supplies, Prerequisite: ADR664 or ACP875 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. ADE874 FINE ARTS THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN Fine Arts students explore three-dimensional design elements and principles through projects of original design. Students use a variety of techniques including carving, casting, construction and modeling and students work in metal, clay, wood, wire, paper, plaster, stone and found objects. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: B in one of the following courses: ADR664, ADR601, ADE671, AMJ671, ACY661 or ADE771 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. APM874 FINE ARTS PRINTMAKING Fine Arts students explore various printmaking processes and techniques. Students refine their drawing skills as they learn the basics of creating multiple images through relief, intaglio, lithography and contemporary, non-toxic printmaking techniques. Students maintain required sketchbooks for idea development and visual and verbal responses to artwork. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: ADR664 or ACP875 (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12. ADD874 FINE ARTS DIGITAL DESIGN Fine Arts students apply traditional art concepts while learning the basics of design development using computer programs including PhotoShop and Illustrator. Students learn to photograph and edit works for portfolio building. Prerequisite: ADR664 or ACP875 (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

Joeleis Candelario Dejesus ’19, Preston, Mixed Media, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design AFP875 HONORS FINE ARTS FIGURE & PORTRAIT DRAWING Fine Arts students continue to refine their drawing skills, arrange compositional elements, and develop technical expertise using a variety of media. Students focus on observational drawing of the human figure and its relationship to its environment. Students maintain required sketchbooks. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: B in ADR664 or ACP875 (full year – 1credit) 11 & 12. APT975 HONORS FINE ARTS PAINTING 2 Fine Arts students continue to explore color as a means of expressing form and concepts with emphasis on the figure as subject matter. Students study the contributions of painters, past and present, and maintain required sketchbooks for resolving compositions. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: B in APT874 (full year – 1 credit) 12. ADE975 HONORS FINE ARTS SENIOR DESIGN Fine Arts students continue to explore various printmaking processes and techniques including but not limited to the basics of serigraphy and silk-screening on fabric. Students refine their printing skills and continue to explore printmaking as a means of expression. Students maintain required sketchbooks for idea development and visual and verbal responses to artwork. Studio Fee, Prerequisite: Successful completion of APM874 (full year – 1 credit) 12.

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PERFORMING ARTS DANCE DBA301 BALLET 1 Students learn basic ballet skills through barre warmups, center floor exercises, and combinations. Students learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Some dance experience preferred (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. DBA321 BALLET 2 Students expand on ballet skills through advanced barre warm-ups, center floor exercises, and combinations. Students continue to learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the endof-semester showcase. Prerequisite: Ballet 1 or teacher permission (½ year – ½ P.E. credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Erica Crawford ’20, Norwich, Digital Photography DHH301 HIP HOP 1 Students learn basic Hip Hop dance skills through warm-ups, exercises, and combinations. Students learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Some dance experience preferred (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. DHH321 HIP HOP 2 Students expand Hip Hop dance skills through advanced warm-ups, exercises, and combinations. Students continue to learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Prerequisite: Hip Hop 1 or teacher permission (½ year – ½ P.E. credit) 10, 11 & 12. DJZ301 JAZZ 1 Students learn basic jazz dance skills through warmups, exercises, and combinations. Students learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Some dance experience preferred (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. DJZ321 JAZZ 2 Students expand jazz dance skills through advanced warm-ups, exercises, and combinations. Students continue to learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Prerequisite: Jazz 1 or teacher permission (½ year – ½ P.E. credit) 10, 11 & 12. DTP301 TAP 1 Students learn basic tap dance skills through warmups, exercises, and combinations. Students also learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Some dance experience preferred (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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Katie Humphreys ’19, Brooklyn, Pen, Drawing & Composition


DTP321 TAP 2 Students expand on tap dance skills through advanced warm-ups, exercises, and combinations. Students continue to learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Prerequisite: Tap 1 or teacher permission (½ year – ½ P.E. credit) 10, 11 & 12. DMO301 MODERN DANCE 1 Students learn basic modern dance skills through warm-ups, exercises, and combinations. Students learn the history, vocabulary, and techniques of the genre. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Some dance experience preferred (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

PED601 P.E. DANCE Students learn dance as a form of aerobic exercise through various activities including movement games, step aerobics, Jazzercise, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and hip-hop dance. Yoga, Pilates, strength-training, and stretching. Students create required aerobic dance routines. No dance experience necessary (½ year – ¼ P.E. credit) 9, 10, 11 &12.

CHORAL MUSIC TVT001 FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCAL TECHNIQUE Students learn the basics of how to prepare for any type of vocal audition. Students create vocal demos for auditions, recording music they have written, build confidence singing in front of others, and participate in an end of semester performance (½ year –½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. TTC001 TREBLE CHOIR Students experience a positive musical performance by developing individual and ensemble skills through multiple treble part vocal and sight-singing pieces. Students attend all required rehearsals and performances. No audition required. Can be repeated (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Jayleigh Tefft ’19, Preston, Digital Photograpy 2 DCH301 CHOREOGRAPHY 1 Students learn to choreograph in various styles of dance by exploring improvisational movement and different means of inspiration. Students learn the elements of Dance and how to manipulate them to choreograph original pieces. Proper attire is required for class and participation in the end-of-semester showcase. Prerequisite: Completion of a dance course (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. DDC401 DANCE COMPANY Students serious about the art of dance join this advanced Dance Company. Students practice a variety of genres in this performance class that requires mandatory participation in annual shows, festivals, community events, and various performance opportunities. Proper attire is required for class. Prerequisite: Completion of a dance course and an audition (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

TAC001 CONCERT CHOIR Students experience positive musical performance in a large mixed-choral ensemble that explores literature including selections from all periods, styles and cultures. Students develop individual and ensemble skills in vocal performance with an emphasis on part and sightsinging. Students attend all required rehearsals and performances. No audition required. Can be repeated (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. TNA671 NFA AMBASSADORS Students demonstrate excellent music reading skills in this most advanced after-school singing ensemble. Primarily an acapella vocal group, members sing four to eight-part music in a repertoire including compositions from the Renaissance through contemporary music. Students attend all required rehearsals and performances, and audition for at least one music festival. Prerequisite: Chamber Choir and audition (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. TCH651 CHAMBER CHOIR Students sight-sing proficiently and adhere to the highest standard of musical excellence in this advanced singing course for four to eight-part mixed voices. Students attend all required rehearsals and performances. Prerequisite: Audition (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TAB341 CONCERT BAND Students in this class focus on the basics of ensemble playing including, scales, sight-reading, and basic band literature. Open to all grade 9 students with at least one-year experience playing a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument (flute/piccolo, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone/ euphonium, tuba, percussion). All first year members of the marching band are required to take concert band for 1 year. Concert Band’s major required annual performances include the Winter, Spring, and Pops Concerts, and Spring Adjudication Festival. The class requires student participation in after-school dress rehearsals and in the concert performance (full year – 1 credit) grade 9 and all upper grade students with less than 2 years on their instrument. TAB371 SYMPHONIC BAND Students, grades 10-12, study a variety of band literature while furthering their technique on their brass or woodwind instruments (flute/piccolo, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone/euphonium, tuba). The class meets four times per week and includes both sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals. Symphonic Band’s major required annual performances include the Winter, Spring, and Pops Concerts, Spring Adjudication Festival, and, Graduation Performance. The class requires student participation in after-school dress rehearsals and in the concert performance. Prerequisite: Concert Band (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. Note: Percussion students, grades 10, 11, and 12, should register for Percussion Ensemble. TAB361 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Students, grades 10-12, with at least two-year’s experience on their instrument study a variety repertoire for percussion ensemble and technique of mallet instruments, snare drum, bass drum, timpani, and auxiliary percussion. Percussion Ensemble’s required annual performances include Winter, Spring, and Pops Concerts, three Symphonic Band Concerts, and Graduation. The class requires student participation in after-school dress rehearsals and in the concert performance. Prerequisite: Concert Band (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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Note: Students who are new to percussion should register for Concert Band.

Aliyah Lacombe ’19, Norwich, Mixed Media, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design TMB371 WILDCAT MARCHING BAND Students, grades 9-12 who play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument (flute, piccolo, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion) or have been accepted in Colorguard or Drumline prepare and perform a competitive marching band show, including marching music and choreography. After completion of the show, the group competes weekly in the USBands New England circuit. This class meets three days per week after school. Marching Band’s major required annual events include all home football games (plus Thanksgiving every-other year), Saturday competitions, Sept. through Nov., the Winter Concert, and parades in December and on Memorial Day. Marching Band students are required to participate in an eight-day band camp and 4-day overnight retreat in August. All members are required to have an updated sports physical on file with the NFA Medical Center before starting rehearsal. All first-year brass, woodwind, and percussion marchers are required to enroll in a full year of concert band. Prerequisite: Audition for Drumline or Colorguard (no audition for brass, woodwind, and percussion) (after-school – ½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12 (grade 9 students may take concurrently with Concert Band; students grades 10-12 may take concurrently with Symphonic Band and/or Percussion Ensemble. Drumline auditions take place in December for the winter percussion workshop, and in March for those accepted into the workshop program. Auditions for Colorguard take place in March.


TBP301 PIANO 1 Students with no prior knowledge of piano learn the basic playing techniques and develop skills using scales, music theory and piano performance repertoire (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Jazz Ensemble’s required annual events include two concerts in April and May, two to four competitive festivals outside of the school day, and Class Night. Prerequisite: Audition (after school - ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

TBP401 PIANO 2 Students refine piano technique through an in-depth study of standard piano repertoire and scales and recital performance. Prerequisite: TBP301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Auditions take place in December and rehearsals start in January.

TBP501 PIANO 3 Students learn, practice, and play a more advanced repertoire, and perform in recital. Prerequisite: TPB301 or audition (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. TGB301 GUITAR 1 Students learn the basics of acoustic guitar including chords, rhythm and note reading, and TAB. Students work both independently and in groups to perform a variety of guitar repertoire. Acoustic guitars provided for class use (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

TCG371 COLOR GUARD Students, grades 9-12, learn the fundamentals of color guard technique, including body movement, spins, tosses, hand and foot placement, and choreography. Advanced students may learn rifle and sabre techniques. Students will learn an indoor Colorguard and compete in the spring on Saturdays throughout Connecticut as part of the USBand and MAC competition circuits. All equipment and costumes provided for this class. Students are encouraged to purchase guard gloves and practice flags for home use (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

TGI401 GUITAR 2 Students expand upon the skills and material of Guitar and focus upon both guitar ensemble literature and solo works for guitar. Students further their skills through selection of their own performance music for class recitals. Acoustic guitars provided for class use. Prerequisite: TGB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

GENERAL MUSIC

TOR361 ORCHESTRA Students, grades 9-12, who play or would like to play violin, viola, cell, upright bass, or piano, learn or improve their skills in this performance ensemble for mixed-level string musicians. Students participate in required after-school dress rehearsals and a free private lesson each week after school with a private string teacher.

TMT301 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2 Students continue to study digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. Prerequisite: TMT201 or instructor approval (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Orchestra’s major required annual performances include the Winter, Spring, and Pops Concerts, an outreach concert, and a spring Adjudication Festival. Students participate in required after-school dress rehearsals. and as inventory allows, instruments are provided for class use (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. TJZ651 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Jazz ensemble is an audition-based group, open to students, grades 9-12, who play saxophone, trombone, piano, drum set, electric guitar, upright or electric bass, and trumpet. Students cover a variety of Jazz Literature including Swing, Latin, Big Band, Funk, and Blues. The ensemble meets one night per week after school.

TMT201 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1 Students learn the basics of digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. No musical or technology experience needed (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

TMT401 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 3 Students learn more advanced techniques using digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. Students use the Logic X and ProTools software. Prerequisite: TMT301 or instructor approval (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. TMT601 MUSIC THEORY 1 Students learn music notation, basic musical components (melody, harmony and rhythm), and aural skills. Students not currently enrolled in performing groups gain exposure to components of music theory as a subject area, and performing arts students gain additional music knowledge and awareness, and prepare for further instrument or voice study. Prerequisite: Experience in performing ensemble or instructor approval (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

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THEATER DIT301 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER Students explore the diverse world of theater, including artistic and business areas. Students develop an understanding of how each person involved in a theatrical production contributes to the audience’s experience (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. DDR311 ACTING 1 Students explore the fundamental skills and methods of the actor’s art and learn various techniques, theories and skills involved in character development and stage presence. Students read, interpret, develop and perform improvisations, scenes from plays and contemporary monologues (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. DDR411 ACTING 2 Students advance acting skills and methods and explore various techniques, theories, and skills involved in different acting styles, character development and stage presence. Students read, interpret, develop and perform realistic and nonrealistic scenes from various dramatic periods: Ancient, Elizabethan, Baroque, Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary. Prerequisite: DDR311 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Isabella DeLia ’19, Preston, Mixed Media, AP Studio Art DDR511 ACTING 3 Students continue to develop their acting skills through a focus upon scene work, emphasizing active listening, connecting, character creation and development, text analysis and revealing emotional truth. Students have the opportunity to work on several scenes and present them at a high level of preparation. Students become familiar with the audition process, including cold reading. Prerequisite: DDR411 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. DIT331 MUSICAL THEATER SCENE STUDY Students explore the unique theatrical challenges and expressive possibilities of the singer/actor performing a scene set to music. Students further refine interpretation and musical and acting skills by working in-depth on classic scenes from the American musical theater repertoire. Prerequisite: DDR311 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12. DDR501 UNIFIED DRAMA Students partner with peers with special needs in an active and fun theater based cooperative learning environment. Students gain valuable experience exploring the fundamental skills and methods of the actor’s process through improv and scripted acting activities, culminating in the production of an in-class play (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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DIF301 INTRODUCTION TO FILM Students explore the history of film and the various genres, styles and techniques in theater. Students view important works of cinema through the lens of the director, screenwriter, cinematographer, designer and editor – all positions that contribute to the success of a film and production (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

Sylvia Liang ’19, Preston, Colored Pencil, Drawing and Composition

SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM ON THE CAMPUS OF NORWICH FREE ACADEMY

DIF401 HORROR, MYSTERY, & SUSPENSE IN FILM Students explore films of the mystery, suspense, and horror genres focusing upon elements that create emotional involvement and effective surprise and suspense for the audience. Students view and discuss high quality films and television to discover why audiences are drawn to entertainment that thrills and learn and use professional film-making and acting techniques to understand how filmmakers maximize audience engagement (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

One of two, professionally staffed, full-time museums open to the public on a high school campus in the country. Learn, discover, and explore the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, and 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

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WORLD LANGUAGE Students purchase a workbook (ranging in cost from $9 to $30) for most world language classes.

LAS304 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 Students develop a basic understanding of fundamentals in visual, receptive and expressive skills for grammar, facial markers, classifiers, fingerspelling and vocabulary building. Students also study Deaf culture and history to develop the conversational/cultural behaviors for beginning-level conversations in ASL (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. Note: This course is not offered to entering 9th graders. LAS354 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2 Students build and expand upon their visual, receptive and expressive skills for grammar, facial markers, classifiers, fingerspelling and vocabulary. Students practice facial grammar and non-manual markers; students also practice conversational skills with more emphasis upon building vocabulary and pragmatics. Students learn more about Deaf culture and history. Prerequisite: LAS304 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. LAS654 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3 Students expand their language skills and increase fluency. Students continue to develop proficiency in receptive and expressive signing, interactive communication, and culture and language concepts. Students also expand their understanding of Deaf culture and history through discussion and study of ASL literature. Prerequisite: LAS354 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

Ningxi Deng ’19, Norwich, Metal and Jewelry 2 LAS855 HONORS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 4 Students continue to develop proficiency in receptive, presentational and interactive signing, interactive communication, and culture and language concepts. Students expand their understanding of deaf culture and history through discussion, ASL literature and interaction with members/organizations of the local deaf community. Students complete written assignments, read and analyze literature, conduct a video-taped interview, and complete an expressive presentation. Prerequisite: LAS654 (full year – 1 credit) 12. LCH304 CHINESE 1 Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Chinese to meet every day needs. Students also develop an awareness of similarities and differences between their own and Chinese culture (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. LCH354 CHINESE 2 Students continue to develop and strengthen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese. Students also develop understanding of cultural heritage. Prerequisite: LCH304 or equivalent with teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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LCH654 CHINESE 3 Students deepen and enhance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese. They also acquire appreciation of the cultural, artistic and intellectual accomplishments of Chinese-speaking countries/regions. Prerequisite: LCH354 or equivalent with teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Courses with an A, E and/or U in the course description offer college credit.


LCH856 CHINESE 4/UCONN (U) Students focus upon intensive development and use of grammar and vocabulary, develop fluency in oral communication, reading and writing, and exploration and research of aspects of Chinese culture, history and literature. Prerequisite: Successful completion of LCH654 or permission of teacher (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. LCH956 AP CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE (A) Students further develop language proficiencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese while learning about the culture. Students use and study materials and participate in activities adapted from authentic sources to support linguistic and cultural goals. Prerequisite: LCH856 and/or permission of teacher (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. LFR304 FRENCH 1 Students, in all grade levels with or without experience, develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French to meet every day needs. Students also develop awareness of similarities and differences between their own and French culture (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Caroline Mercier ’18, Canterbury, Oil Pastel, Design I

LFR375 HONORS FRENCH 1-2 Motivated students who have demonstrated strong academic ability in other subject areas develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French and develop their cultural understanding. Students in this more intensive, accelerated level of French 1 prepare to take advanced language study and earn college credit. No French experience necessary (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11, & 12.

LFR854 FRENCH 4 Students deepen reading, writing, speaking, and especially listening skills in French by exploring culture, history, and everyday life through classic and modern cinema of France and other French-speaking cultures. Students study vocabulary and grammar as an integral component of the course. Prerequisite: LFR654 or teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

LFR354 FRENCH 2 Students continue to develop and strengthen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French, and develop understanding of cultural heritage. Prerequisite: LFR304 or equivalent, or some native speaker background (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

LFR855 HONORS FRENCH 4 Students develop fluency in oral communication by focusing upon intensive study of grammar and vocabulary, and by exploring and researching aspects of French culture, history and literature. Prerequisite: LFR654 or LFR655 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

LFR655 HONORS FRENCH 2-3 Students who have successfully completed Honors French 1-2 broaden and deepen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French at an accelerated pace to prepare to take more advanced language study and earn college credit. Students also deepen cultural understanding. Prerequisite: LFR375 or teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

LFR956 FRENCH GLOBAL CULTURE/UCONN (U) Within the context of weekly conversational topics about various Francophone cultures, students participate in intense, rigorous, and active study and practice oral French in dialogues, interviews, round tables and oral reports. Prerequisite: LFR855 or teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

LFR654 FRENCH 3 Students deepen and enhance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French and acquire an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and intellectual accomplishments of French-speaking countries. Prerequisite: LFR354 or equivalent; not intended for students who have completed LFR655 with C- or above (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

LIT304 ITALIAN 1 In this beginning course designed for all grade levels with or without experience, students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian to meet every day needs. Students also develop awareness of similarities and differences between their own and Italian culture (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

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LIT354 ITALIAN 2 Students continue to develop and strengthen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Italian, and develop understanding of cultural heritage. Prerequisite: LIT304 (full year - 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

LIT956 HONORS ITALIAN 5 (U) Students attain proficiency to understand, speak, read, and write Italian at a college level and to develop and refine skills acquired over several years of study. Prerequisite: LIT856 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

LIT654 ITALIAN 3 Students deepen and enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and acquire an appreciation of cultural, artistic, and intellectual accomplishments within the Italian culture. Prerequisite: LIT354 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

LLA304 LATIN 1 Students start to build a foundation of Latin vocabulary to support them through higher levels. Students read Latin sentences and short stories, begin to use phrases and sentences, and write in Latin. Students develop cultural understanding through readings and discussion. Students will develop novice level language skills and learn about Ancient Roman culture. (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

LIT655 HONORS ITALIAN 2-3 Students recommended by their teacher to advance into honors broaden and deepen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Italian at an accelerated pace to prepare to take more advanced language study and earn college credit. Students also deepen cultural understanding. Prerequisite: LIT3.04 or teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. LIT856 HONORS ITALIAN 4 (U) Students attain proficiency to understand, speak, read, and write Italian at a college level and to develop and refine skills acquired over several years of study. Prerequisite: LIT654 or LIT655 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

LLA354 LATIN 2 Students build upon the skills and standards of Latin I by learning to interact in more complex situations, reading more complicated materials and writing more extended passages. Students increase their understanding of Ancient Roman culture through reading and discussion. Students continue to develop language skills and to acquire an understanding of Latin. Prerequisite: LLA304 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. LLA655 HONORS LATIN 3 Students acquire the vocabulary and reading strategies to understand, analyze, interpret, and enjoy the language and literature of the late Roman Republic and early Empire. Prerequisite: LLA354 or equivalent (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. LLA855 HONORS LATIN 4 Students expand lexical and reading skills to understand, analyze, interpret, and enjoy the literature of late Roman Republic and early Empire. Students complete required summer and outside readings in English and Latin to develop analytical skills and a background in literary criticism. Prerequisite: LLA655 or equivalent (full year – 1 credit) 12. LLA956 AP LATIN (A, U) Students expand their lexical and reading skills to understand, analyze, interpret, and enjoy the literature of late Roman Republic and early Empire. Students complete required summer and outside readings in English and Latin to develop analytical skills and a background in literary criticism. Prerequisite: LLA655 or equivalent (full year – 1 credit) 12.

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Anya Dai ’19, Oakdale, Mixed Media, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design

LSP304 SPANISH 1 Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish to meet every day needs. Students also develop awareness of similarities and differences between their own and Spanish culture (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.


LSP375 HONORS SPANISH 1-2 Students, highly successful in Spanish in eighth grade or previously, take this more intensive, accelerated, advanced course to broaden and deepen their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and their cultural understanding. Coursework focuses upon building proficiency in the spoken language, and students in this level prepare to take Advanced Placement in their senior year. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit). LSP354 SPANISH 2 Students continue to develop and strengthen listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish and develop understanding of cultural heritage. Prerequisite: LSP304(full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. LSP655 HONORS SPANISH 2-3 Students in this accelerated course continue to deepen and broaden their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish and further develop their cultural understanding. Coursework focuses upon building proficiency in the spoken language, and students in this level prepare to take Advanced Placement in their senior year. Prerequisite: LSP375 or special teacher recommendation (full year - 1 credit) 10. LSP654 SPANISH 3 Students deepen and enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish and acquire an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and intellectual accomplishments of Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisite: LSP354 or equivalent; not intended for students who have completed LSP655 with C- or above (full year - 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12. LSP854 SPANISH 4 Students deepen reading, writing, speaking, and especially listening skills in Spanish by exploring Spanish culture, history and literature. Students study vocabulary and grammar as an integral component of the course. Prerequisite: LSP654 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

Melanie Romero ’20, Norwich, Digital Photography 1 LSC855 HONORS SPANISH CONVERSATION 4 Students prepare for AP Spanish Language by furthering their oral fluency and synthesizing their acquired skills and experiences in role play and interaction in Spanish. Students study grammar as appropriate. Prerequisite: LSP654, LSP655, LSL855 or equivalent; not intended for native speakers (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. LSL855 HONORS SPANISH LITERATURE 4 Students deepen comprehension and interpretive skills by studying poetry, music, essays, and short stories reflecting the culture and history of Spanishspeaking countries. Students develop writing style, refine grammar and extend vocabulary. Prerequisite: LSP654, LSP655, LSC855 or equivalent (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12. LSC956 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE (A, U) Students attain proficiency to understand, speak, read, and write Spanish at a college level and to develop and refine skills acquired over several years of study. Students focus upon mastery of language skills, rather than upon content of specific texts. Fee: Cost of textbook. Prerequisite: LSC855, LSL855 or equivalent (full year – 1 credit) 12. LSP361 SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS 1 This course is recommended for students who speak Spanish at home and/or who have lived in or attended school in a Spanish speaking country. Students improve their literary and conversational skills while building a foundation for Advanced Placement Spanish in their senior year (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12. LSP461 SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS 2 In this second course of a two-year sequence, fluent native speakers of Spanish refine and further develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills with emphasis on spelling and grammatical structure. Prerequisite: LSP361 or teacher recommendation (full year –1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

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INDEX Academic Literacy......................................... 32 Accounting 1, 2, Honors................................. 25 Acting 1, 2, 3.................................................... 56 Advanced Algebra 2..................................... 36 Advanced Architectural Design................... 27 Advanced Drawing........................................ 47 Advanced Engineering Graphics & Architectural Design.................................... 27 Advanced Graphic Design........................... 48 Advanced Manufacturing Training.............. 28 Algebra 1......................................................... 12 Algebra 2 ........................................................ 36 Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, Honors................ 36 Algebra 2, Advanced.................................... 36 American Regional Cuisines.......................... 27 American Sign Language 1, 2, 3................... 58 American Sign Language, Honors 4............. 58 Anatomy & Physiology................................... 45 Anatomy & Physiology, Honors..................... 45 Ancient & Medieval Western Civilization..... 34 AP Biology....................................................... 42 AP Calculus AB, BC......................................... 37 AP Chinese Language & Culture.................. 59 AP Computer Science A................................ 38 AP Economics................................................. 33 AP English Language...................................... 29 AP English Literature........................................ 29 AP European History....................................... 34 AP Latin............................................................ 60 AP Psychology................................................. 33 AP Seminar....................................................... 34 AP Spanish Language.................................... 61 AP Statistics...................................................... 37 AP Studio Art.................................................... 50 Art, Unified........................................................ 47 Astronomy........................................................ 44 Astronomy, Honors.......................................... 44 Aquarium Science 1, 2................................... 43 Aquarium Science Work Study...................... 43 Bakeshop 1, 2.................................................. 26 Ballet 1, 2.......................................................... 52 Band, Concert................................................. 54 Biology.............................................................. 42 Biology, AP....................................................... 42 Biology, Honors................................................ 42 Biology, Marine................................................ 43 Biology, Marine, Honors.................................. 43 Business Communications.............................. 25 Business Explorations....................................... 25 Business Operations & Management........... 25 Calculus AB, AP............................................... 37 Calculus BC, AP............................................... 37 Calculus, Honors Intro to................................ 37 Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program.................................... 35, 45 Chamber Choir............................................... 53 Chemistry......................................................... 42 Chemistry, Honors........................................... 42 Chemistry, Intro to UConn.............................. 42 Chemistry, UConn........................................... 42 Child Growth & Development...................... 26 Chinese 1, 2, 3................................................. 58 Chinese, 4/UCONN......................................... 59 Choir, Chamber............................................... 53 Choir, Concert................................................. 53 Choreography 1............................................. 53 Clay, Intro, 1, 2, 3....................................... 49, 50 Coastal Studies................................................ 43 College Application Process, Navigation.... 30 Color Guard..................................................... 55 Community Design......................................... 48

Ashlyn Sminkey ’20, Canterbury, Mixed Media, Creative Book Design Community Design, Project Management.................................................. 28 Computer Science 1...................................... 38 Computer Science 2, Honors........................ 38 Computer Science A, AP............................... 38 Concert Band.................................................. 54 Concert Choir.................................................. 53 Consumer Math.............................................. 37 Contemporary American Issues.................... 32 Contemporary Bestsellers.............................. 29 Counterculture.......................................... 30, 34 Creative Book Design..................................... 48 Creative Writing.............................................. 30 Culinary Arts 1, 2.............................................. 26 Dance Company............................................ 53 Dance, PE.................................................. 41, 53 Design 1............................................................ 48 Design, Creative Book ................................... 48 Design, Intro to................................................ 47 Digital Illustration............................................. 47 Digital Photography 1, 2 ............................... 48 Discoveries of the Mind.................................. 34 DNA Science................................................... 45 Drawing & Composition, Honors Fine Arts............................................ 51 Drawing 1......................................................... 47 Drawing, Advanced....................................... 47 Drawing, Figure & Portrait, Honors Fine Arts............................................51 Drawing Foundations, Fine Arts..................... 50 Drawing, Intro to.............................................. 47 Economics, AP................................................ 33 Economics, Honors......................................... 33 EL Biology......................................................... 32 EL Civics............................................................ 31 EL English, Advanced..................................... 31 EL English, Beginner......................................... 30 EL English, Intermediate................................. 31 EL Integrated Mathematics 1, 2.................... 31 EL Integrated Science.................................... 32 EL Life Science................................................. 32 EL Modern World History................................. 31 EL Physical Science......................................... 32 EL Pre-Algebra 1.............................................. 31 EL, Reading...................................................... 31 EL United States History................................... 32 Engineering, Intro to....................................... 27 Engineering Graphics, Intro, Intermediate, Advanced.................................................... 27

Sylvia Liang ’19, Preston, Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition

English 1............................................................ 11 English 1, Honors.............................................. 11 English 2, 3........................................................ 29 English 2, 3, Honors.......................................... 29 English Language, AP..................................... 29 English Literature, AP....................................... 29 Environmental Science, AP/UConn.............. 43 Environmental Science, Intro to AP/UConn........................................ 43 European History, AP...................................... 34 Explorations in Art............................................ 47 Explorations in Painting................................... 47 Fine Arts Digital Design................................... 51 Fine Arts Drawing Foundations...................... 50 Fine Arts, 3-Dimensional Design..................... 51 Fine Arts, 2-D Design & Color Theory............ 51 Fine Arts Printmaking....................................... 51 Fire Service, Intro to......................................... 35 Foods, Unified.................................................. 27 Forensic Science............................................. 45 French 1, 2, 3, 4............................................... 59 French 1-2, 2-3, 4, Honors............................... 59 French Global Culture, UConn ECE.............. 59 Functions.......................................................... 37 Fundamentals of Vocal Technique............... 53 Genocide Studies........................................... 34 Geometry......................................................... 36 Geometry, Plane............................................. 36 Global Studies & Citizenship.......................... 32 Global Studies & Citizenship, Honors............ 32 Going Green................................................... 43 Graphics, Unified............................................. 48 Graphic Design 1, 2........................................ 48 Guitar 1, 2......................................................... 55 Health Education............................................ 12 Hip-Hop 1, 2..................................................... 52 History & Foundations of Mathematics........ 37 Honors Accounting......................................... 25 Honors Algebra 1............................................ 12 Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry................. 36 Honors American Sign Language 4.............. 58 Honors Anatomy & Physiology...................... 45 Honors Astronomy........................................... 44

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Ivy Allard ’20, Voluntown, Mixed Media, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design Honors Biology................................................. 42 Honors Chemistry............................................ 42 Honors Computer Science 2......................... 38 Honors Economics.......................................... 33 Honors English 1............................................... 11 Honors English 2, 3........................................... 29 Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition.... 51 Honors Fine Arts Figure & Portrait Drawing... 51 Honors Fine Arts Painting I.............................. 51 Honors Fine Arts Painting 2............................. 51 Honors Fine Arts Senior Design....................... 51 Honors French 1-2, 2-3, 4................................ 59 Honors Global Studies & Citizenship............. 32 Honors Integrated Science............................ 11 Honors Independent Research..................... 45 Honors Calculus.............................................. 37 Honors Italian 4, 5............................................ 60 Honors Latin 3, 4.............................................. 60 Honors Marine Biology.................................... 43 Honors Modern World History........................ 11 Honors Plane Geometry................................. 12 Honors Precalculus.......................................... 37 Honors Spanish 1-2, 2-3............................. 60, 61 Honors Spanish Conversation 4..................... 61 Honors Spanish Literature 4............................ 61 Horror, Mystery & Suspense in Film................. 57 Human Concerns in Literature...................... 29 Individual & Family Development................. 26 Integrated Math 1........................................... 12 Integrated Math 2........................................... 36 Integrated Science......................................... 11 Intermediate Engineering Graphics............. 27 Intermediate Wood Technology................... 28 International Cuisines..................................... 27 Intro to UConn Chemistry............................... 42 Intro to Clay..................................................... 49 Intro to Design................................................. 47 Intro to Drawing............................................... 47 Intro to Engineering........................................ 27 Intro to Engineering Graphics........................ 27 Intro to AP/UConn Environmental Science......................................................... 43

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Intro to Film....................................................... 57 Intro to Fire Service.......................................... 35 Intro to Law...................................................... 34 Intro to Manufacturing................................... 28 Intro to Marketing........................................... 25 Intro to Oceanography, UConn................... 44 Intro to Politics.................................................. 33 Intro to Psychology......................................... 33 Intro to Teaching............................................. 26 Intro to Theater................................................ 56 Intro to Traditional Photography................... 49 Intro to Wood Technology............................. 28 Inventions & Innovators.................................. 28 Italian 1, 2, 3............................................... 59, 60 Italian 4, 5, Honors........................................... 60 Jazz 1, 2............................................................ 52 Jazz Ensemble................................................. 55 Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Intro to, 1, 2, 3, 4.... 49 Journalism.................................................. 29, 30 Keyboarding/Microsoft Word........................ 25 Kinesiology....................................................... 45 Latin 1, 2........................................................... 60 Latin, AP........................................................... 60 Latin 3, 4, Honors............................................. 60 Law, Intro to..................................................... 34 Life Stages & Development........................... 26 Manufacturing, Intro to.................................. 28 Marching Band & Color Guard..................... 54 Marine Biology................................................. 43 Marine Biology, Honors................................... 43 Marketing, Intro to.......................................... 25 Math for Career & College Readiness......... 37 Mathematics, History & Foundations of....... 37 Microbes & Disease........................................ 45 Microsoft Word/Keyboarding........................ 25 Modeling with Mathematics......................... 37 Modern Dance 1............................................ 53 Modern History................................................ 33 Modern Middle East....................................... 33 Modern World History..................................... 11 Modern Writers................................................ 29 Multicultural Literature.................................... 29 Music Technology 1, 2, 3................................ 55 Music Theory 1................................................. 55 Musical Theater Scene Study........................ 56 Myth & the Movies.......................................... 30 Navigating College Application Process..... 30 New Arrival Center......................................... 31 NFA Ambassadors........................................... 53 Oceanography, Intro to, UConn.................. 44 Orchestra......................................................... 55 P3: Philosophy, Psychology & Pop Culture... 33 Painting, Honors Fine Arts 1, 2........................ 51 Painting, Explorations in.................................. 47 Paleontology, Prehistoric Earth..................... 44 PE Dance......................................................... 53 Percussion Ensemble...................................... 54 Personal Finance............................................. 25 Photography, Digital 1, 2............................... 48 Photography, Traditional 1, 2........................ 49 Physical Education................................... 40, 41 Physics.............................................................. 42 Physics, 1, UConn............................................ 42 Physics 1 & 2, UConn...................................... 43 Piano 1, 2, 3 ..................................................... 54 Plane Geometry.............................................. 36 Politics, Intro to................................................. 33 Precalculus, Honors......................................... 37 Prehistoric Earth & Paleontology................... 44 Principles of Art................................................ 47 Printmaking, Honors Fine Arts......................... 51 Probability & Statistics through Modeling.... 37

Psychology, AP................................................ 33 Psychology, Intro to........................................ 33 Public Speaking............................................... 29 Recreational Boating..................................... 35 Restaurant Management.............................. 27 Robotics Engineering...................................... 28 Science Fiction................................................ 30 Sculpture.......................................................... 50 Shakespeare & Modern Drama.................... 30 Sign Language 1, 2, 3, 4, American.............. 58 Sociology......................................................... 33 Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4.............................................. 61 Spanish 1-2, 2-3, Honors.................................. 61 Spanish, Honors Conversation 4.................... 61 Spanish for Native Speakers 1, 2................... 61 Spanish Language, AP................................... 61 Spanish, Honors Literature 4........................... 61 Sports & Entertainment Management......... 25 Sports Literature............................................... 29 Statistics............................................................ 36 Statistics, AP..................................................... 37 Tap 1, 2............................................................. 52 Theater, Intro to............................................... 56 Topics in Health & Medicine.......................... 45 Traditional Photography 1, 2......................... 49 Treble Choir...................................................... 53 Trigonometry.................................................... 37 UConn Chemistry, Intro to.............................. 42 UConn Intro to Oceanography.................... 44 UConn Physics 1.............................................. 42 UConn Physics 1 & 2....................................... 43 UConn United States History.......................... 32 Unified Art......................................................... 47 Unified Drama................................................. 56 Unified Foods................................................... 27 Unified Graphics.............................................. 48 Unified Zoology................................................ 44 United States History....................................... 32 United States History, UConn......................... 32 Veterinary Assistant Program......................... 45 Veterinary Science & Technology................. 44 Video Production 1, 2..................................... 35 Wildcat Marching Band & Color Guard...... 54 Women’s Studies............................................. 34 Wood Technology, Intro, Intermediate........ 28 World History, Modern.................................... 11 Write it Right..................................................... 30 Yearbook Production..................................... 35 Yoga................................................................. 35 Zoology............................................................. 44 Zoology, Unified............................................... 44

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Ivy Allard ’20, Voluntown, Mixed Media, Fine Arts Three-Dimensional Design Honors Biology................................................. 42 Honors Chemistry............................................ 42 Honors Computer Science 2......................... 38 Honors Economics.......................................... 33 Honors English 1............................................... 11 Honors English 2, 3........................................... 29 Honors Fine Arts Drawing & Composition.... 51 Honors Fine Arts Figure & Portrait Drawing... 51 Honors Fine Arts Painting I.............................. 51 Honors Fine Arts Painting 2............................. 51 Honors Fine Arts Senior Design....................... 51 Honors French 1-2, 2-3, 4................................ 59 Honors Global Studies & Citizenship............. 32 Honors Integrated Science............................ 11 Honors Independent Research..................... 45 Honors Calculus.............................................. 37 Honors Italian 4, 5............................................ 60 Honors Latin 3, 4.............................................. 60 Honors Marine Biology.................................... 43 Honors Modern World History........................ 11 Honors Plane Geometry................................. 12 Honors Precalculus.......................................... 37 Honors Spanish 1-2, 2-3............................. 60, 61 Honors Spanish Conversation 4..................... 61 Honors Spanish Literature 4............................ 61 Horror, Mystery & Suspense in Film................. 57 Human Concerns in Literature...................... 29 Individual & Family Development................. 26 Integrated Math 1........................................... 12 Integrated Math 2........................................... 36 Integrated Science......................................... 11 Intermediate Engineering Graphics............. 27 Intermediate Wood Technology................... 28 International Cuisines..................................... 27 Intro to UConn Chemistry............................... 42 Intro to Clay..................................................... 49 Intro to Design................................................. 47 Intro to Drawing............................................... 47 Intro to Engineering........................................ 27 Intro to Engineering Graphics........................ 27 Intro to AP/UConn Environmental Science......................................................... 43

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Intro to Film....................................................... 57 Intro to Fire Service.......................................... 35 Intro to Law...................................................... 34 Intro to Manufacturing................................... 28 Intro to Marketing........................................... 25 Intro to Oceanography, UConn................... 44 Intro to Politics.................................................. 33 Intro to Psychology......................................... 33 Intro to Teaching............................................. 26 Intro to Theater................................................ 56 Intro to Traditional Photography................... 49 Intro to Wood Technology............................. 28 Inventions & Innovators.................................. 28 Italian 1, 2, 3............................................... 59, 60 Italian 4, 5, Honors........................................... 60 Jazz 1, 2............................................................ 52 Jazz Ensemble................................................. 55 Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Intro to, 1, 2, 3, 4.... 49 Journalism.................................................. 29, 30 Keyboarding/Microsoft Word........................ 25 Kinesiology....................................................... 45 Latin 1, 2........................................................... 60 Latin, AP........................................................... 60 Latin 3, 4, Honors............................................. 60 Law, Intro to..................................................... 34 Life Stages & Development........................... 26 Manufacturing, Intro to.................................. 28 Marching Band & Color Guard..................... 54 Marine Biology................................................. 43 Marine Biology, Honors................................... 43 Marketing, Intro to.......................................... 25 Math for Career & College Readiness......... 37 Mathematics, History & Foundations of....... 37 Microbes & Disease........................................ 45 Microsoft Word/Keyboarding........................ 25 Modeling with Mathematics......................... 37 Modern Dance 1............................................ 53 Modern History................................................ 33 Modern Middle East....................................... 33 Modern World History..................................... 11 Modern Writers................................................ 29 Multicultural Literature.................................... 29 Music Technology 1, 2, 3................................ 55 Music Theory 1................................................. 55 Musical Theater Scene Study........................ 56 Myth & the Movies.......................................... 30 Navigating College Application Process..... 30 New Arrival Center......................................... 31 NFA Ambassadors........................................... 53 Oceanography, Intro to, UConn.................. 44 Orchestra......................................................... 55 P3: Philosophy, Psychology & Pop Culture... 33 Painting, Honors Fine Arts 1, 2........................ 51 Painting, Explorations in.................................. 47 Paleontology, Prehistoric Earth..................... 44 PE Dance......................................................... 53 Percussion Ensemble...................................... 54 Personal Finance............................................. 25 Photography, Digital 1, 2............................... 48 Photography, Traditional 1, 2........................ 49 Physical Education................................... 40, 41 Physics.............................................................. 42 Physics, 1, UConn............................................ 42 Physics 1 & 2, UConn...................................... 43 Piano 1, 2, 3 ..................................................... 54 Plane Geometry.............................................. 36 Politics, Intro to................................................. 33 Precalculus, Honors......................................... 37 Prehistoric Earth & Paleontology................... 44 Principles of Art................................................ 47 Printmaking, Honors Fine Arts......................... 51 Probability & Statistics through Modeling.... 37

Psychology, AP................................................ 33 Psychology, Intro to........................................ 33 Public Speaking............................................... 29 Recreational Boating..................................... 35 Restaurant Management.............................. 27 Robotics Engineering...................................... 28 Science Fiction................................................ 30 Sculpture.......................................................... 50 Shakespeare & Modern Drama.................... 30 Sign Language 1, 2, 3, 4, American.............. 58 Sociology......................................................... 33 Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4.............................................. 61 Spanish 1-2, 2-3, Honors.................................. 61 Spanish, Honors Conversation 4.................... 61 Spanish for Native Speakers 1, 2................... 61 Spanish Language, AP................................... 61 Spanish, Honors Literature 4........................... 61 Sports & Entertainment Management......... 25 Sports Literature............................................... 29 Statistics............................................................ 36 Statistics, AP..................................................... 37 Tap 1, 2............................................................. 52 Theater, Intro to............................................... 56 Topics in Health & Medicine.......................... 45 Traditional Photography 1, 2......................... 49 Treble Choir...................................................... 53 Trigonometry.................................................... 37 UConn Chemistry, Intro to.............................. 42 UConn Intro to Oceanography.................... 44 UConn Physics 1.............................................. 42 UConn Physics 1 & 2....................................... 43 UConn United States History.......................... 32 Unified Art......................................................... 47 Unified Drama................................................. 56 Unified Foods................................................... 27 Unified Graphics.............................................. 48 Unified Zoology................................................ 44 United States History....................................... 32 United States History, UConn......................... 32 Veterinary Assistant Program......................... 45 Veterinary Science & Technology................. 44 Video Production 1, 2..................................... 35 Wildcat Marching Band & Color Guard...... 54 Women’s Studies............................................. 34 Wood Technology, Intro, Intermediate........ 28 World History, Modern.................................... 11 Write it Right..................................................... 30 Yearbook Production..................................... 35 Yoga................................................................. 35 Zoology............................................................. 44 Zoology, Unified............................................... 44

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2019-20 NFA Course Catalog  

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