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Olentangy Schools

2014 Summer Semester Course Guide

Olentangy Local School District 814 Shanahan Road, Suite 100 | Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 Jennifer Blakley, OLSD Summer Semester Administrator Ph. 740-657-4054 | Email: Jennifer_blakley@olsd.us www.Olentangy.K12.Oh.us


Olentangy Local Schools Summer Semester 2014 Course Guide WHY summer semester? Olentangy Local Schools offers summer opportunities for students to extend their learning beyond the traditional school year and to ensure that young adults have access to quality education that is tailored to meet their individual needs. Summer courses are offered for students seeking to retake course content or accelerate their learning through new material. WHO should take summer classes? - Interested and motivated students - Students who want to create flexibility in their full year course schedule - Students who like independent, virtual learning environments - Students who need to recover credits to meet graduation requirements - Students who want to take courses before the traditional time frame HOW are courses presented? Courses are taught in a variety of different formats during the summer semester in order to provide flexibility for student learning needs and schedules. Some courses may be taught through a virtual system called APEX, other courses are developed and taught online by Olentangy teachers, and other courses are a hybrid of traditional face to face and online learning with a Olentangy teacher. Please see each course description for format details. WHAT courses are available and WHEN are they offered? The following course guide provides details for each course offered during the summer semester including the course description, dates, course format, student eligibility, and credit. All course offerings have a minimum number of students needed in order to be run. Online courses taught by Olentangy teachers are only open to enrolled Olentangy students. In order to enroll for summer semester, some prerequisite courses may be required. Please read through prerequisite information carefully before completing registration and payment. It is possible that students may not be eligible to take specific courses. Please read through the guide carefully and contact your school counselor or Jennifer Blakley, the summer semester administrator, at 740-657-4054 or Jennifer_blakley@olsd.us, if you have additional questions before registering.


Course Descriptions English College Prep English 9 (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1 credit) Grades: 8,9 Graduation Requirement th Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of 8 Grade English $210 Fee Required Course Dates: June 2- July 18, 2014, There will be a Student/ Parent Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Curriculum Training Room.

This course introduces students to high school-level literacy study. Reading instruction includes strategies to comprehend and analyze features of fiction and non-fiction through study of varieties of genres representing different authors and cultures. Students will apply the reading process to achieve a deeper understanding of authors’ purposes and to analyze literary and rhetorical elements of texts. Writing instruction includes development of skills in pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Students will write narrative, expository, and persuasive compositions as well as informal and functional assignments. Instruction will also focus on acquisition of vocabulary and writing conventions skills. Students will be introduced to research skills and resources and will develop communication skills that include listening and speaking strategies. College Prep English 10 (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1 credit) Grades: 9, 10 Graduation Requirement Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of CP English 9 or equivalent $210 Fee Required Course Dates: June 2- July 18, 2014, There will be a Student/ Parent Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Curriculum Training Room.

This course continues study of literacy skills, utilizing literature and more advanced writing. Reading instruction continues building comprehension and analytical skills for varieties of fiction and non-fiction genres. Students will evaluate literary and rhetorical techniques used to develop authors’ purposes, with special focus placed on recognizing and developing persuasive techniques in both reading and writing assignments. Students will develop arguments through speaking and writing applications, continuing to take compositions through prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing phases of the writing process. They will also continue to develop skills in using writing conventions and building vocabulary. The course will focus on using the research process to develop a research paper and/or presentation. Additional written genres will also be practiced. College Prep English 11 (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1 credit) Grades: 10, 11 Graduation Requirement Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of CP English 10 or equivalent $210 Fee Required Course Dates: June 2- July 18, 2014, There will be a Student/ Parent Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Curriculum Training Room. This course continues building literacy skills necessary for success in students’ post-secondary education through a critical exploration of American literature. Reading instruction focuses on higher-level comprehension and analytical skills of fiction and non-fiction texts. Through a variety of genres, students will analyze characteristics of various American myths of identity and the influence of historical context on the writers of American literary periods. They will also continue study of literary and rhetorical techniques writers use to achieve purpose. Writing instruction focuses on a variety of strategies to take compositions through stages of the writing process, and writing assignments focus heavily on interpretive, analytical, and evaluative responses to literature, as well as personal, persuasive, responsive, or functional writing assignments. Study of writing conventions, vocabulary, research skills, and communication strategies will continue in students’ vertical learning process.

College Prep English 12 (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1 credit) Grades: 11, 12 Graduation Requirement Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of CP English 11 or equivalent $210 Fee Required Course Dates: June 2- July 18, 2014, There will be a Student/ Parent Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Curriculum Training Room. This course is designed for college-bound seniors and focuses on intensive building of literacy, writing, and critical thinking skills. Reading instruction continues building higher-level comprehension and analytical skills of literary and informational texts. Students may analyze characteristics of a variety of genres. They will also continue study of literary and rhetorical techniques writers use to achieve purpose. Writing instruction focuses on a variety of strategies to take compositions through stages of the writing process, and writing assignments focus heavily on interpretive, analytical, persuasive and evaluative responses to literature, as well as personal, responsive, and functional writing assignments. Students will complete an extensive research project. Study of writing conventions, vocabulary, and communication strategies will continue. This writing intensive course is supported by an array of literary and informational texts.


Mathematics Algebra I (APEX) Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of Math CC 8

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(1 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include problem-solving with basic equations and formulas; measurement; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and function transformations and inverses. This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's 8 mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students to use tools and analyze a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require the student to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

Geometry (APEX) Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion or concurrent enrollment of Algebra I

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(1 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Geometry builds upon students' command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of sound mathematical arguments; points, lines, and angles; triangles and trigonometry; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; congruence, similarity, transformations, and constructions; coordinate geometry; three-dimensional solids; and applications of probability. This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's 8 mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students to use tools and analyze a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require the student to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

Algebra II (APEX) Grades: 9, 10, 11 Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion or concurrent enrollment of Geometry

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(1 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include quadratic equations; polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric identities and functions; modeling with functions; probability and inferential statistics;


probability distributions; and sample distributions and confidence intervals. This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's 8 mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students to use tools and analyze a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require the student to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

Pre-Calculus (APEX) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion or concurrent enrollment of Algebra II

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(1 Credit) Elective Course $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Pre-calculus is a course that combines reviews of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. The course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. The first semester includes linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations; and conic sections. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions; inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of cosine and sine; polar functions and notation; and arithmetic of complex numbers. Within each Pre-calculus lesson, students are supplied with a post-study "Checkup" activity, providing them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes problem set before moving on to a formal assessment. Unit-level Pre-calculus assessments include a computerscored test and a scaffolded, teacher-scored test. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

Social Studies World History since Renaissance (APEX) Grades: 8, 9, 10 th Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of 8 Grade Social Studies

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(1 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

World History since the Renaissance covers the development of civilizations around the world from the Renaissance to the present. The course covers major themes in world history, including the development and influence of human-geographic relationships, political and social structures, economic systems, major religions and belief systems, the effects of science and technology, the vital role of the arts, and the importance of trade and cultural exchange. Topics covered in this course include the Reformation and its legacy, the Scientific Revolution, European exploration, the Enlightenment, political revolutions, the rise of nation-states, the industrial era, the spread of imperialism, and the issues and conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Primary source documents, which appear frequently, encourage students to make connections to evidence from the past. Writing skills are honed through a spiraled sequence of short analytic pieces. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses


US History 1877-Present (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1 Credit) Grades: 9, 10 Graduation Requirement Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of World History $210 Fee Required Course Dates: June 2- July 18, 2014, There will be a Student/ Parent Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Curriculum Training Room. This course provides a chronological survey of the United States History (1877-Present) with emphasis on domestic affairs. As students study historic eras, they will consider geographic, cultural, economic, and political changes that have occurred in the United States during this time period. Students will develop a deeper understanding of their role as citizens while continuing to expand their social studies skills.

Geography and World Cultures (APEX) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 th Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of 8 Grade Social Studies

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(1/2 Credit) Elective Course $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Geography and World Cultures offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that enables students to explore how geographic features, human relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. Along the way, students are given rigorous instruction on how to read maps, charts, and graphs, and how to create them. Geography and World Cultures is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards. Geography and World Cultures is designed as the first course in the social studies sequence. It develops note-taking skills, teaches the basic elements of analytic writing, and introduces students to the close examination of primary documents. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

US and Global Economics (APEX) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 th Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of 8 Grade Social Studies

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(1/2 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

U.S. and Global Economics offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that provides an introduction to key economic principles. The course covers fundamental properties of economics, including an examination of markets from both historical and current perspectives; the basics of supply and demand; the theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo; theories of value; the concept of money and how it evolved; the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve; Keynesian economics; the productivity, wages, investment, and growth involved in capitalism; unemployment, inflations, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in areas such as China, Europe, and the Middle East. U.S. and Global Economics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a scaffolded series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. They also apply basic mathematics to economic concepts. Students read selections from annotated primary documents and apply those readings to the course content. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

US Government and Politics (APEX) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 th Prerequisite Guidelines: Completion of 8 Grade Social Studies

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(1/2 Credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

U.S. Government and Politics offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that uses the perspective of political institutions to explore the history, organization, and functions of the U.S. government. Beginning with basic theories of government, moving to the Declaration of Independence, and continuing to the present day, the course explores the relationship between individual Americans and the governing bodies. It covers the political culture


of the country and gains insight into the challenges faced by presidents, congressional representatives, and other political activists. It also covers the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court. U.S. Government and Politics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a scaffolded series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. Students read annotated primary documents and apply those documents to the course content. Further specifics regarding this course can be found on the APEX Learning Website at http://www.apexlearning.com/courses

Physical Education/Health HEALTH (APEX) Grades: 9, 10 Prerequisite Guidelines: None

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(1/2 credit) Graduation Requirement $210 Fee Required

Dates/Times: Academic support will be available at OASIS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29; June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, from 9 a.m. 12:00 p.m. There will be an optional Student Orientation Session on Thursday, May 29th, from 9-10:00 a.m. th Students will be given access to their APEX course(s) by Thursday, May 29 All coursework must be completed by 9:00 a.m., June 25, and final grades will be based on the grade earned as of this time

Topics to be covered: mental health, including personality, emotions, and mental illness; the nature of disease; body systems, substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol and drugs; physical fitness and nutrition; human sexuality and reproduction; first aid and CPR, along with making healthy choices and current health issues.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES/ FITNESS** (Online- open to OLSD students only) (1/4 Credit) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Graduation Requirement Satisfies PE course requirement $210 Fee Required th th Dates/ Times: Student Orientation- Tuesday, May 13 at 3:30pm at OOHS, Rm. 1509, Final Exam- Tuesday, July 15 at 9:00am at OOHS, Rm. 1509 This is a virtual course with 2 required attendance dates. All course work will be completed through Schoology. There will be an introductory meeting th on Tuesday, May 13 at 3:30pm at Olentangy Orange High School, Room 1509, to discuss course requirements and to show student how to navigate th Schoology. A face to face final exam and fitness testing will be conducted on Tuesday, July 15 at 9:00am at OOHS, Room 1509. Online PE requires students to submit weekly activity logs via Schoology. The students need to have activity from the following four areas: fitness (30 hrs.), team sports (10 hrs.), dual sports (10 hrs.) and individual sports (10 hrs.); arrangements can be made so that a student not currently participating in a team or dual sport can fulfill the requirements. Hours are to be recorded at regular intervals. Students will have a written assessment at the end of the semester that they will also submit online. Students are required to perform 5 fitness assessments conducted by the instructor as part of their final exam.

**An explanation of the Olentangy Physical Education Waiver: In accordance to Section 3313.603 of the Ohio Revised Code, students in grades 9-11 may be excused from all physical education course requirements by participating in District-sponsored interscholastic athletics, marching band, cheerleading, or JROTC for at least two seasons (or two full years for JROTC). Students in grade 12 who have not completed the waiver requirements or taken a physical education course, will be automatically enrolled in physical education their senior year. The Olentangy Local School board shall not require the student to participate in a physical education course as a condition to graduate. However, the student shall be required to complete one half-unit, consisting of at least 60 hours of instruction, in another course of study. Eligible students must complete the district PE Waiver Intent form before the start of the activity season. Forms are available at the District Central Office, high school guidance office, or on the district website.

2014 Summer Semester Course Booklet  

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