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TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL 2021 – 2022 Curriculum Guide


Trinity High School Curriculum Guide 2021 - 2022 TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission Statement ......................................................................................

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Academic Policies.......................................................................................

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Graduation Requirements .........................................................................

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Service Requirements ...............................................................................

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Student Services Department………….....................................................

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Planning Your Program of Studies ..........................................................

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Academic Plan – College Preparatory .....................................................

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Academic Plan – International Baccalaureate .........................................

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Credit Check ................................................................................................

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Business and Computer Science ..............................................................

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English .........................................................................................................

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Fine & Performing Arts ...............................................................................

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International Baccalaureate ......................................................................

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Mathematics ................................................................................................

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Physical Education .....................................................................................

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Science .......................................................................................................

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Social Studies .............................................................................................

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Theology ......................................................................................................

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World Languages………………………………………………………………...

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MISSION STATEMENT Trinity High School, in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, challenges young women to seek faith, knowledge and truth. The school community guides young women in developing skills for lifelong learning, an ethic of care, and the desire for excellence. Each student is recognized as unique. In a nurturing, Catholic, college preparatory environment, she is encouraged to become self-directed toward responsible participation in the Global community in order to impact society, Church and family in the twenty-first century.

ACADEMIC POLICIES ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Incoming freshmen present the following to be admitted to Trinity High School: ● ● ● ● ● ●

High School Placement Test or equivalent Eighth grade diploma and 7th - 8th grade standardized test scores A complete record of health examination by August 15 Payment of $650 non-refundable registration fee applicable to tuition Completed registration form Completed Tuition Agreement Contract

Transfer student must: ● ● ●

Present a transcript of credits Present a letter from her counselor and/or dean regarding attendance and behavior Participate in a personal interview of student and parent(s) with a school administrator and present the following: ○ Record or health examination ○ Payment of $650 non-refundable registration fee applicable to tuition ○ Completed registration forms ○ Completed Tuition Agreement Contract All transfer students enter Trinity as probationary students. 3


WEIGHTING OF GRADES Grades in College Preparatory classes are based on a 4.0 A-scale: A B C D F

= = = = =

4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0

Grades in Honors, Trinity’s Pre IB and IB classes are based on a 5.0 A-scale: A B C D F

= = = = =

5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 0

Physical Education, Health, Theology, Speech / Public Speaking, Economics, and Technology for Education courses are based on the 4.0 A-scale for ALL students.

HONOR ROLL Trinity’s honor roll is determined each quarter on the following basis: First Honors Second Honors

3.75 or better GPA 3.3 – 3.74 GPA

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE Class GPAs will be available to seniors in time to file for early university admission. All GPAs will be refigured in January after the second block as mid-year transcripts are often requested by colleges and universities. In recognition of the demanding nature of our college preparatory and International Baccalaureate curriculum, Trinity High School does not assign class rank.

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GRADING POLICIES 1. Weighted and unweighted GPAs will be figured only after the last report card of the junior year and the January report card of the senior year. They will not be refigured after the first and third blocks. 2. Grade reports will be available on Blackbaud at the conclusion of the block. 3. Progress grades are accessible online through Blackbaud. 4. When sending transcripts, Trinity will list both the weighted and unweighted GPA. 5. Awards and honors will be based on weighted GPA only (i.e., Illinois State Scholars, National Honor Society, etc.). 6. A profile of Trinity High School and GPA methods will be sent with each transcript released.

HOMEWORK Homework is an essential ingredient for success in Trinity’s academic program. Students should expect homework each night for each class they are taking. Parents and guardians are asked to be involved by providing the time and a quiet place for students to complete homework assigned. If a student never appears to have homework, parents are urged to contact their daughter’s teachers and/or counselor. In addition to regular homework, many subjects and departments require projects or papers that are completed primarily outside of the classroom setting either by individual students or students working in teams. This is a means of encouraging independent work, personal and team learning, research skills and long-term planning.

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REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPT The Trinity transcript contains the following information: 1. Courses in which the student is enrolled 2. Credits earned 3. Attendance and tardiness patterns 4. Grade point average The Student Services Department assists students in completing the necessary forms in order for transcripts to be sent directly to colleges.

To request an unofficial transcript, please contact the Registrar. To request an official transcript for college admission or scholarship purposes, complete the Transcript Request Form provided by the Student Services Department. Transcript requests must be submitted no later than two weeks ahead of any application or scholarship deadline. Transcripts will be sent, along with other required documents including the school profile, school report, and letters of recommendation to the colleges indicated on the Transcript Request Form.

ACADEMIC PROBATION The policy is currently under revision. It will be linked into the Curriculum Guide in block 3 of the 2020-21 school year.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES OF ‘22 Credits for Trinity High School Graduation 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 4.0 28.0

Credits for International Baccalaureate Diploma

English Theology Mathematics Science Social Studies World Language Physical Education Fine & Performing Arts Health Economics* Freshman Seminar Public Speaking (Formerly: Speech) Technology for Education Fine & Performing Arts/ Business Ed* Electives Credits

4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.5 29.0

English Theology Mathematics Science Social Studies World Language Physical Education Fine & Performing Arts Health Freshman Seminar Public Speaking (Formerly: Speech) Technology for Education Fine & Performing Arts/ Business Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Activity and Service Credits

* Required of students not enrolled in IB History

TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS BEGINNING WITH CLASS OF ‘23 Credits for Trinity High School Graduation 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5

English Theology Mathematics Science Social Studies World Language Business or Computer Science Fine & Performing Arts Physical Education Health First-Year Experience:

0.5 4.5

Public Speaking (Formerly: Speech) Electives

28.0

Credits

Credits for International Baccalaureate Diploma 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 29.5

Global Perspectives

English Theology Mathematics Science Social Studies World Language Business or Computer Science* Fine & Performing Arts Physical Education Health First-Year Experience: Global Perspectives Public Speaking (Formerly: Speech) Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Activity and Service Credits

All students are required to take 8.0 credits per year. Half (.5) credit courses meet for one block; one (1.0) credit courses meet for two consecutive blocks. In addition to the requirements above, all classes must complete the service requirement on page 8. *Recommended but not required for full Diploma

candidates

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SERVICE REQUIREMENT As a Sinsinawa Dominican school, we are committed to preaching through action. Students are required to complete at least ten hours of service each academic year. Five of the required ten hours must qualify as direct service. Direct service is defined as experiences which involve face to face interaction with a member or members of a community in need. Service hours must be performed in conjunction with a non-profit organization. Service hours need to be submitted electronically within one month of completing service. The Campus Minister will approve hours based on the above requirements. Students must complete their 10 hours of service for this Pass/Fail Trinity Service commitment by the spring deadline. All students are welcome to take part in service opportunities hosted by the Faculty and Staff Service Committee or search for opportunities on their own. Campus Ministry holds a list of possible sites for service and communicates upcoming opportunities via Service Board, website, emails, and announcements. The Campus Minister is always willing to meet with students to find opportunities that match their interests.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Criteria for college admission vary greatly; however, all colleges focus on the strength and quality of your high school curriculum. General course requirements for entrance into four different types of colleges are listed below. PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES English .................................................. 4 years Mathematics ...................................... 3-4 years Science ................................................. 3 years Social Studies ....................................... 3 years Academic Electives ........................ ...... 2 years (Art, World Language, Music or Vocational Education; i.e., Business, Family & Consumer Sciences and Industrial Technology)

PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES English ............................................ 4 years Mathematics .................................. 3-4 years World Language ............................ 2-4 years Science ......................................... 3-4 years Social Studies ............................... 3-4 years Academic Electives .......................... 2 years

HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Requirements vary greatly from open admissions policies to selective course requirements depending on college and program.

English ..................................................4 years Mathematics ..........................................4 years World Language ................................... 4 years Lab Science .......................................... 4 years Social Studies ....................................... 4 years Academic Electives ............................... 2 years

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STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT Student Services constitute an integral part of Trinity’s educational program. Counselors are available to help students with academic, personal, disciplinary and social concerns. A variety of resources are available for student use in the Student Services Department as well as career and college resources on our website, in the office of the College Counselor, and in Naviance. These resources include, but are not limited to: college, career, scholarship and financial aid information. The Student Services Department utilizes Naviance, a comprehensive web-based service designed to aid students and parents in making decisions about college, scholarships and careers. It provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school and our students. Additionally, college representatives visit with our students throughout the year. Counselors meet with each student several times per year. This includes individual, group and classroom meetings. Students may request additional appointments as they wish. During these sessions the counselors assist students in the following areas: ● ● ● ● ●

Assessment of current situation: general well-being, academic progress, co-curricular participation, social/emotional issues Course selection and its rationale College and career information Study skills development Referral information when necessary

SEEING A COUNSELOR Students may request appointments with their counselor via email. Counselors strive to see students within 1-2 school days of the request.

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Services by Grade Level 9th GRADE: The Year of Transition and Building an Academic Foundation ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨

Academic and personal counseling Group counseling Skills for assimilation into high school Four year academic plan Classroom lessons for teaching social/emotional competence Academic intervention Introduction to career counseling Encourage and connect students with service and co-curricular activities Standardized testing including ASPIRE Summative Referral resource Exposure to preliminary college planning

10th GRADE: The Year of Academic Exploration and Personal Growth ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨

Academic and personal counseling Group counseling Academic intervention Standardized test score interpretation Familiarization with test preparation Encourage service and co-curricular activities Standardized testing including Practice ACT and ASPIRE Summative Referral resource Exposure to preliminary college planning Opportunities to connect with colleges

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11th GRADE: The Year of College and Career Planning ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨

Academic and personal counseling Group counseling Academic intervention College campus visit (1 Day) Referral Resource College planning curriculum includes: • Series of planning meetings and workshops held January through May • Web-based college and career exploration resources • Opportunities to connect with admissions officers • Test preparation • Standardized tests (ACT, SAT) • College application and essay writing workshop • Individual and family meetings with college counselor

12th GRADE: The Year of College Selection and Scholarships ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨

Academic and personal counseling Group counseling Academic intervention College visits (2 Days) Referral Resource Guided support through college admissions process • College application assistance completion workshops • Opportunities to connect with admissions officers • Test preparation • Standardized tests (ACT, SAT) • Essay assistance and review • Financial aid information and resources including FAFSA completion workshop • Document requests (transcripts, letters of recommendation, school report) • Individual meetings with college counselor

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PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDIES MASTER SCHEDULE – After State and Trinity requirements are met (e.g. English, Religion), students indicate elective interest to complete their course selection. Please note that graduation requirements are categorical as stated in the Curriculum Guide. Four years of mathematics and four years of the same world language are recommended for college preparation. COURSE SELECTION PROCESS: Students will meet with their counselors to discuss course selections on the day of their scheduled registration appointment in January and/or February. All students will be asked to indicate their first choices and to list a minimum of five alternative course selections in case of conflicts. Some electives are only available for one or two sections so it is necessary to have options to avoid program changes in the fall when many classes are at capacity. All students are required to take 8.0 credits per year. Half (.5) credit courses meet for one block; one (1.0) credit courses meet for two consecutive blocks.

SCHEDULE / PROGRAM CHANGES Schedule and/or program changes may only be initiated by a student if there is an academic misplacement in her schedule. No schedule changes are made based on teacher preference. If such a change is required, the student must complete a course change form, to be signed by: the student’s parent/ guardian, and Principal. After the 1st week of the block, students will not be removed from the course unless the change is initiated by her counselor or teacher. If a student withdraws from Trinity High School or an individual class before completion of the class or classes, credit will not be awarded and W (Withdrawal) or WF (Withdrawal Fail) will be indicated on her transcript.

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ACADEMIC PLAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY FRESHMAN YEAR English 1 Theology (2 courses) Mathematics Biology World History World Language 1___________ P.E. 1 (.5 credit) First Year Experience (.5 credit) .5 credit elective _____________ .5 credit elective _____________

SOPHOMORE YEAR English 2 Theology (2 courses) Mathematics Chemistry U.S. History World Language 2_______________ P.E. 2 (.5 credit) Health (.5 credit) Public Speaking / Speech (.5 credit) .5 credit elective ________________

JUNIOR YEAR English 3 Theology (2 courses) Mathematics Lab Science Economics (.5 credit) - for classes ‘20, ‘21, ‘22 (World Language)

SENIOR YEAR English 4 Theology (2 courses) (Mathematics) (Lab Science) (World Language) .5 credit elective______________

Business or Computer Science (1.0 credit) ________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________

.5 credit elective______________ .5 credit elective______________ .5 credit elective______________ .5 credit elective______________

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All Trinity students must take 8 credits a year for 4 years, enrolling in a minimum of 4.0 credit courses per session. Physical Education and Health are required by the State of Illinois. Economics is a requirement for the class of ‘22. The Class of ‘22 is required to take .5 credit in Business or Computer Science. Public Speaking /Speech is a Trinity High School requirement (.5 credit) Students are required to take two Theology classes each year. As seniors, students elect their choice of two.

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ACADEMIC PLAN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE FRESHMAN YEAR

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Theology (2 courses) Trinity Pre-IB English Trinity Pre-IB Mathematics Trinity Pre-IB Biology Trinity Pre-IB World History Trinity Pre-IB World Language I* P.E. 1 (.5 credit) First Year Experience (.5 credit) .5 credit elective _____________ .5 credit elective _____________

Theology (2 courses) Trinity Pre-IB English Trinity Pre-IB Mathematics Trinity Pre-IB Chemistry Trinity Pre-IB U.S. Government (.5 credit) Trinity Pre-IB World Language II P.E. 2 (.5 credit) Health (.5 credit) Public Speaking / Speech (.5 credit) .5 credit elective________________ .5 credit elective________________ Pre-IB Summer Language Requirement (.5 credit)

*All students enrolled in Pre-IB World Language I must take a Summer School Course in that language during the summer between Freshman and Sophomore year. (.5 credit)

JUNIOR YEAR

SENIOR YEAR

Theology (2 courses) IB (HL) English IB (HL) History of the Americas IB (HL) Biology (SL), or Chemistry (SL) or Sports, Exercise and Health Science(SL) IB (SL or HL) World Language IB (SL or HL) Mathematics IB (SL) Sixth Subject TOK (.5 credit) CAS (.25 credit) .5 credit elective________________ .

Theology (2 courses) IB (HL) English IB (HL) History: 20th Century Topics IB (HL) Biology/ IB (SL) Chemistry or IB (SL) IB (SL) Sports, Exercise and Health IB (SL) World Language IB (SL or HL) Mathematics IB (SL) Sixth Subject TOK (.5 credit) CAS (.25 credit) .5 credit elective________________

* Recommended that all students complete a Business and Computer Science course, but not required of IB Diploma students.

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* IB DIPLOMA ● To qualify for an IB Diploma, students must test in 3 Higher Level (HL) courses and 3 Standard Level (SL) courses and study one course from each of the six subject areas: English, Social Science, Mathematics, World Language, Science, and Art and Electives. All full diploma students must enroll in both HL English and HL History to qualify for the IB Diploma. Students must also complete Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. ● IB History students fulfill the Economics requirement through completion of IB History. ● HL denotes Higher Level, a course which must meet a minimum of 240 hours. SL denotes Standard Level, a course which must meet a minimum of 150 hours * IB Sixth Subjects: ● IB Art & Design (Students interested in taking Art & Design as an IB sixth subject must take art classes during freshman and/or sophomore years.) ● IB Chemistry –Also fulfills the IB Science requirement ● IB Dance (Students interested in taking IB Dance as a sixth subject must take dance classes during freshman and sophomore years.) ● IB Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) ● IB Film Studies ● IB Psychology ● IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science – Also fulfills the IB Science requirement

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CREDIT CHECK Class of 2022 28 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Name _________________________ Graduation Year ________________ Date ____________ Graduation Requirements (4) ENGLISH

(2) WORLD LANGUAGE

1 _________

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1 _________

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2 _________

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2 _________

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3 _________

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4 _________

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(4) THEOLOGY

Economics

(.5)_________

Freshman Seminar

(.5)_________

Technology for Ed

(.5)_________

1 _________

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2 _________

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(1) PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3 _________

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P.E. 1

(.5)_________

4 _________

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P.E. 2

(.5)_________

(3) MATH

Speech/Public Speaking (.5)_________

1

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Health

(.5)_________

2

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Fine & Performing Arts

(.5)_________

3

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__________ (1) Fine Arts or Business Education

(3) SCIENCE

(.5)_______________________

Biology

__________

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Chemistry

__________

__________

Lab Science

(.5) __________

Lab Science

(.5) __________

(.5)_______________________ (4) Electives (.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________

(3) SOCIAL STUDIES

(.5)_______________________

World History

_________

_________

(.5)_______________________

U.S. History

_________

_________

(.5)_______________________

Other

(.5) _________

(.5)_______________________

Other

(.5) _________ Total transfer credits

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Credits needed 28 - _________=______

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CREDIT CHECK Beginning with class of 2023 28 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Name _________________________ Graduation Year ________________ Date ____________ Graduation Requirements (4) ENGLISH

(2) WORLD LANGUAGE

1 _________

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1 _________

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2 _________

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2 _________

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3 _________

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4 _________

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(4) THEOLOGY

First Year Experience

(.5)_________

Public Speaking

(.5)_________

Health

(.5)_________

1 _________

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2 _________

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(1) PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3 _________

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P.E. 1

(.5)_________

4 _________

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P.E. 2

(.5)_________

(3) MATH

(1) FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

1 __________

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(.5)_______________________

2 __________

__________

(.5)_______________________

3 __________

__________ (1*) BUSINESS / COMPUTER SCIENCE (.5)_______________________

(3) SCIENCE

(.5)_______________________

Biology

__________

__________

Chemistry

__________

__________

(4.5 ) ELECTIVES

Lab Science

(.5) __________

(.5)_______________________

Lab Science

(.5) __________

(.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________ (.5)_______________________

(3) SOCIAL STUDIES

(.5)_______________________

World History

_________

_________

(.5)_______________________

U.S. History

_________

_________

(.5)_______________________

Other

(.5) _________

(.5)_______________________

Other

(.5) _________

Total transfer credits

___________

Credits needed 28 - _________=______ * not a requirement of IB Diploma students

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BUSINESS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 535 – ACCOUNTING 1 Grade Level: 11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department approval, 2.5 GPA This course introduces students to the fundamentals of financial accounting: analyzing business transactions of various types, exploring banking activities, and outlining procedures for the fiscal period. Accounting for sole proprietorships and merchandising businesses are the focus of the course. 558 – ECONOMICS Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This course provides an introduction to micro and macro economics. Students study the effects of supply & demand on individual economic choices and the factors that affect the US and global economies. Students learn how to make informed financial decisions related to budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, and future financial goals. 570 – BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This course provides students with an overview of the US legal system, including statutes and regulations that affect business, families and individuals. Rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens are explored in the areas of criminal, civil and contract law. Students will participate in a mock trial. 572 – MARKETING Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit The purpose of this semester course is to provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts identified with marketing and to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills through the application of marketing principles applied through a variety of businesses. Traditional business and the sports and entertainment world lend a wealth of opportunities for students to develop projects and study real-life situations. Students will analyze case studies in marketing using all concepts and technology learned throughout the semester. 573 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Marketing This exciting course is designed to introduce students to the many aspects of running their own business. Topics include employee relations, business communications, customer relations, management techniques, and marketing campaigns. Various projects are used to assist students in learning to organize and operate a company. Students will dive into modern entrepreneurial and innovation methodologies, like Lean Startup and Design Thinking, using the BizInnovator curriculum from the University of Iowa. College credit available with successful completion of the final exam.

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576 – SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit In this class, students will deepen their understanding of marketing principles and applications. Marketing concepts and strategies include target marketing, branding, product development, market research, pricing, promotion, sponsorship, endorsements, case studies. These studies will inform the aspects of creating a sports and entertainment business marketing plan. 577 – BUSINESS TOPICS Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Using internet resources, students will study, research, and discuss contemporary business topics. Topics will include: the impacts of business on the economy, sports, leadership, the environment, as well as ethics and other current business issues. Students will complete a project using Google Applied Digital Skills. 402 – INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course is an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites, using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students learn how to create and maintain web pages and to understand user interface standards and their importance. The course progresses from introductory work on web design to a culminating project in which students develop a website. 403 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or TPIB Algebra 1 Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course is designed to offer an introduction to computer science in partnership with the Amazon Future Engineer Program. Students will learn the basics of computer programming along with the basics of computer science. The material emphasizes computational thinking and helps develop the ability to solve complex problems. This course covers the basic building blocks of programming along with other central elements of computer science. It gives a foundation in the tools used in computer science and prepares students for further study in computer science. 559 COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or TPIB Algebra 1 Grade Level: 10-11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Computer Science Principles is an introductory class to computer science with a focus on computational thinking and the tools needed to analyze, study, and work with large data sets to draw conclusions from trends. This course is interdisciplinary as students explore how computer software and other technology can be used to solve problems. It will focus on the ethical implications of technology alongside the mechanical components. Students will learn Scratch and Processing programming languages. This course is part of the Amazon Future Engineer Program. 574, 575 - IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (SL) Grade Level: 11 1 block Junior year 1.5 credits Grade Level: 12 2 blocks Senior year Prerequisite: B average in Social Studies courses The IB DP information technology in a global society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts. 19


ENGLISH 112 – ENHANCING READING AND COMPREHENSION Grade Level: 9 1 block .5 credit This course supports students in developing and practicing active reading strategies in order to improve their understanding of difficult academic texts, including both fiction and nonfiction. Additionally, the course focuses on developing contextual vocabulary comprehension and executive functioning skills. 151 – FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (formerly: FRESHMAN SEMINAR) Grade Level: 9 1 block .5 credit This required first-year course delves deeply into digital and print research methods through the lens of what it means to be an empowered and responsible member of the global community. Through inquiry-based projects and presentations, students develop their investigative and citation skills, in addition to their academic writing and communication skills, all of which form the foundation for success in the rest of their studies at Trinity. 113 – ENGLISH 1 Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit The first year of English consists of an introduction to various genres of literature, strategies for reading comprehension and analysis, development of effective vocabulary, and a study of grammar and composition. This course is intended to provide a basis for subsequent courses in literature and composition. 115 – TRINITY PRE-IB ENGLISH 1 Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department approval Trinity Pre-IB English I introduces students to the forms and traditions of classic literature through which they gain insight into the human condition. This course offers structured, challenging assignments, both critical and creative, which allow students to develop an appreciation for the richness of literature. This course is designed as a sound base for continuing study in the Pre-IB Literature program. 124 – ENGLISH 2 – AMERICAN LITERATURE Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: English 1 This course continues to hone students’ analytical skills by providing intensive study of literature from a variety of genres focusing on major themes and movements in American literature. Class work integrates vocabulary, grammar, argument writing, and speaking with the study of fiction.

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127 – TRINITY PRE-IB ENGLISH 2 – AMERICAN LITERATURE Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: B- in Trinity Pre-IB English 1 As a continuation of Trinity Pre-IB study of English language and literature and preparation for the IB Language A1 course, this course traces the thematic, contextual, and cultural development of American Literature. Students engage in close analysis and interpretation of a variety of texts and genres covering various movements of American literature. Class work integrates grammar, vocabulary, argument writing, research, and speaking and listening skills with the study of literature. 143 - PUBLIC SPEAKING (Formerly: SPEECH) Grade Level: 10 -11-12 1 block .5 credit This required course stresses oral communication, rhetorical analysis, figurative language, and research skills. Students organize, develop, and deliver a variety of speeches using digital media; analyze structure, effective language, and rhetorical techniques used in famous speeches; and conduct short research projects to inform their own speeches. Speaking, listening, research, and critical thinking skills are developed. 136 – ENGLISH 3 – BRITISH LITERATURE Grade Level: 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: English 1 & 2 This course instructs students in an increasingly sophisticated level of literary analysis with intensive reading in a variety of genres, focusing on interpretation, craft and structure, and major themes in British literature. Class work integrates vocabulary, grammar, composition, speaking, and research skills within the study of fiction. Successful completion of a research paper is required to pass the course. 138 & 141 – IB ENGLISH 3 & 4 Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over 2 years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program IB English is a two-year course providing an intensive study of world literature and language. Students examine literary genres, styles, and narrative techniques in depth, noting similar and unique approaches to depicting human concerns across cultures. A variety of written and oral activities enables students to develop increasingly sophisticated skills in interpretation and expression. Successful completion of a research paper is required to pass the course as well as successful fulfillment of the mandated IB assessments: an oral commentary and a world literature essay. The focus of the course is to challenge students’ critical and creative abilities through meaningful assessments that culminate in the Literature A1 examination at the end of the senior year. The successful completion of the IB Seminar for the subject is required in the senior year. 140 – IB ENGLISH SEMINAR Grade Level: 12 4 weeks .25 credit Prerequisite: IB English 4 This mandatory review seminar is aimed at strengthening skills in literary analysis and expository writing. Student participation through class and group discussions along with successful completion of written work, including mock exams, is stressed. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

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142 – ENGLISH 4 – WORLD LITERATURE Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: English 1, 2, and 3 This course involves intensive study of World Literature in a variety of genres. Students examine universal themes exploring the human condition and engage in a variety of critical thinking activities, research and essay writing, vocabulary and language study. A research paper is required to pass the course. 149 – CREATIVE WRITING Grade Levels: 10- 11- 12 1 block .5 credit This course is aimed at students who wish to explore the pleasures and challenges of writing creatively. Daily prompts encourage student writing and discussion, and workshops allow them to find their own style by editing the work of others. Students receive extensive line editing from their instructor to encourage polished finished products. Students keep a writing portfolio and submit selected work for publication. 154 – PUBLICATION Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 .25 credit per year Students who are active members of the newspaper and/or yearbook staff may earn .25 credit per year in Journalism. Students must meet criteria to be determined by the moderators and sign a contract of participation at the beginning of the school year. Credit will be awarded at the end of each year in which they meet the participation requirements. 164 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This introductory course in film studies addresses “reading film” through basic film language and grammar (cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound), in addition to exploring the history and socio-cultural context of key films in American culture. In the second half of the course, students explore film topics according to their interest, create film review podcasts, and learn beginning production techniques. 156 & 157 – IB FILM STUDIES (SL) Grade Levels: 11-12 1 block Junior year 2 blocks Senior year 1.5 credit Prerequisite: Departmental approval; B in English 2 and B in Art Foundations recommended; Intro to Film Studies useful but not required An elective course in the IB Curriculum, Film Studies examines the theory involved in film interpretation and the techniques of film production. Students analyze the narrative method and artistic composition of film as a major twentieth and twenty-first century art form in the international community. IB assessments include a production reel and portfolio, a multimedia comparative study, and a written textual analysis.Analysis and creativity are central to the study of film. A strong foundation in English and art courses is recommended.

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159 – JOURNALISM 1 Grade Level: 10-12 1 block .5 credit Students are introduced to the discipline of journalism and encouraged to think about journalistic ethics in a changing social and political landscape. The course begins with definitions of journalism, objectivity and bias, along with a brief history of American journalism. Students learn to write leads and to distinguish between various news styles. The course culminates in the production of the school newspaper.

163 - THE LATINA EXPERIENCE Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This multidisciplinary course introduces students to the field of Latino/a studies. Students critically examine the history, culture, politics, issues, and experiences of Hispanic people in the United States through literature, nonfiction texts, and film.

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FINE & PERFORMING ARTS 815 – ART FOUNDATIONS Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 This course explores two and three-dimensional media through creative problem solving and aesthetic analysis. Students will apply the elements of art and principles of design to projects that develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of art and the creative process. Digital devices will be used during this course to support portfolio improvement and analysis of artwork. This course is designed to challenge all skill levels and is the prerequisite to any further pursuits in visual arts at Trinity High School. 826 – DRAWING 1 Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Art Foundations This course introduces a variety of drawing principles and techniques. Line, form, perspective and composition are explored in a range of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, and ink. Students will learn to make aesthetic judgments while creating original drawings that exhibit a comprehension of the elements of art and principles of design. 839 – CERAMICS Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $35 Prerequisite: Art Foundations Ceramics introduces students to the possibilities of working with the medium of clay. Students will gain skills in using various hand-building methods, including the pinch pot, coil-construction, and slab construction. Design techniques, as well as a variety of tools and glazing methods are introduced in the creation of three-dimensional functional art forms. Students will be introduced to basic wheel throwing techniques. 841 – DIGITAL DESIGN 1 Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $35 Prerequisite: Art Foundations This course will focus on the fundamentals of graphic design through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Projects will encompass the use of traditional digital software along with

artistic skills for visual problem-solving, color theory, working with page layouts, image editing, and vector illustrations. 3D design will be investigated through the use of web-based CAD software. A digital portfolio is developed to demonstrate academic knowledge in computer graphics and design 825 – PAINTING 1 Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Art Foundations and Drawing 1 This course introduces basic painting techniques and materials with a variety of transparent and opaque painting media. Students explore the relationship between drawing and painting as a vehicle for expression. There is a strong focus on form, value and depicting realistic subject matter.

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836 – ADVANCED ANATOMICAL DRAWING Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Art Foundations and Drawing 1 or a B in IB Art & Design 1 This course inspires investigation of the beauty, movement and structure of the human body. Students learn advanced shading techniques and contemporary combinations of materials in the technical study of the proportions, volume, and skeletal structure of the human anatomy. Sketches, experimental studies, and scientific drawings are inspired by real-life study of a human model and three-dimensional skeletal forms. 842 – DIGITAL DESIGN 2 Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $35 Prerequisite: Art Foundations and Digital Design 1 This advanced course further develops the concepts and programs introduced in Digital Design 1 by expanding student knowledge of the principles of design through student studio-based exploration and use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. This course work focuses on real-life design, problem-solving skills such as desktop publishing, digital imaging enhancement, and vector-based computer illustration for both 2D and 3D design. Students continue to develop their digital portfolio to further demonstrate academic knowledge in computer graphics and design. 835 – PAINTING 2 Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Art Foundation, Drawing I and Painting I or a B in IB Art & Design I Painting II explores advanced techniques in painting. It is designed for students considering pursuing an in-depth experience with the painting process. The emphasis is conceptual and students are expected to further technical abilities with a variety of painting media, resulting in a mature body of work. 844, 845 – IB ART AND DESIGN 1 & 2 Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over 2 years 2.0 credits Fee: $20/year Prerequisite: B or higher in Art Foundations AND departmental approval. (Note: Drawing 1 is strongly recommended) IB Art and Design is a two-year course that focuses on developing the artistic mind through the study of art history, aesthetics and studio work. Students are familiarized with a range of two and threedimensional media junior year, and then explore independent areas of research senior year. Outcomes include an extensive portfolio and an investigation book documenting the artist’s journey. Successful completion of the IB Seminar for the subject is required. 848 – IB ART AND DESIGN SEMINAR Grade Level: 12 1 block .25 credit Prerequisite: IB Art and Design 1 & 2 This course meets for one block, two hours per week, during 3A and B upon completion of IB Art and Design I and II. Its function is to prepare students for the IB Art and Design Curatorial Practice component of the examination in the spring. In seminar, students will mat and document their work, plan and hang their exhibitions, and write their curatorial rationale. This course is pass/fail.

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847 - ADVANCED METHODS IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA (Formerly: ADVANCED STUDIO) Grade Level: 12 1 block .5 credit Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Art Foundations, plus two additional art classes and department approval This course offers students who have a serious interest in studio arts an opportunity to explore their own creativity. Students create an experimental body of work that pushes them to take risks and expand on traditional art-making approaches. Students will work in media of their choice and research established artists who have worked in a similar media or concepts. This class is ideal for students who are self-motivated and who are considering pursuing the study of art in college. 843 - STUDIO ART MENTOR Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Ceramics and Teacher invitation. As a Studio Art Mentor, students will have the opportunity to lead peers in the Ceramics Class assisting with technical practice, new media, and organization of process and studio space. Mentors will assist the teacher in small groups to model and demonstrate application of skills and concept development. Students will acquire leadership and visual arts teaching skills. This course is recommended for independent workers with a passion for all things art. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 and Teacher invitation. As a Tech Lab Art Mentor, students will have the opportunity to lead peers in Digital Design Class, assisting with technical practice, skills, and new media. Mentors will assist the teacher in small groups to model and demonstrate application of skills and concept development. Students will acquire leadership and visual arts teaching skills. This course is recommended for independent workers with a passion for digital design.

860- TriTones Showchoir (previously LaTrinita) Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 .25 credit Prerequisite: Audition for vocal placement only. No experience required. Show choir rehearses once per week during 3A/3B. Additional rehearsals are scheduled for the Fine and Performing Arts concert, liturgies, and other performances. This is an ideal ensemble for any students who love to perform and sing. Show Choir is an excellent opportunity for singers looking to develop their performance and musical skills while singing exciting and varied musical genres. Regular attendance is required. 862 – Introduction to Music & Performance (Previously Chorus) Prerequisite: No experience required Grade Level: 9 -10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This dynamic and unique course is recommended for all students who wish to become more familiar with music structure, language, & notation, while advancing personal musicianship, discovering a variety of musical genres. Students will utilize performance and activities, discussion opportunities, and written exercises to enhance their skills as they explore the fundamentals of music, performance and pedagogy. Choral students will participate in both informal and formal mandatory performances which may include outside of class rehearsals and concerts.

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864 – Music & Performance II (Previously Advanced Chorus) Prerequisite: Choral Ensemble, Music & Performance I, & must be a member of one choir (Show, Gospel, Advanced) Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This dynamic and unique course is recommended for all students who wish to become more familiar with music structure, language, & notation, while advancing personal musicianship, discovering a variety of musical genres. Students will utilize performance and activities, discussion opportunities, and written exercises to enhance their skills as they explore the fundamentals of music, performance and pedagogy. Students will participate in both informal and formal mandatory performances which may include outside of class rehearsals and concerts. Students will continue to study individually as well as within an ensemble setting providing the opportunity to grow in confidence and collaboration. 866 - Trinity Singers (Previously A Capella) Grade Level: 10-11-12 .25 credit - per semester Prerequisite: 1 year in Show/Gospel Choir or audition Advanced choir is a choir of experienced level singers. Students need to be able to sing independently, have good vocal technique and the ability to read octavo music. Students rehearse more advanced levels of select repertoire from a variety of musical styles and languages. Performances include the Fine and Performing Arts Concerts at Christmas and in the Spring as well as other concert events throughout the year. This ensemble rehearses once per week during 3A/B and once per week after-school. Active, regular participation, in addition to required coursework and concert performances is required. Attendance is mandatory. 867 - GOSPEL CHOIR Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 .25 credit - per semester Prerequisite: Audition for vocal placement only. No experience required. This energetic and soulful ensemble is open to all students, faculty and staff who are inspired to offer prayer and praise through voice, rhythm, and movement. Students will gather to learn and perform popular, as well as traditional music for our church services as well as other opportunities. The Gospel Choir meets once per week after school throughout the school year. Attendance is mandatory. 863 HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course is an in-depth study of the origins of popular music in the 20th century, and the social and historical context surrounding the birth of rock & roll. We will explore connections between modern music and artists from the past who have paved the way for popular music today. This course is intended to aid students in thinking critically and creatively about all music, while reflecting on the effects of rock on society. Students will analyze songs, albums and lyrics.

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873 – INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of theatre, acting, directing, and design. Coursework includes the study of the history of theatre and the components of theatre including design, acting, directing, and performance.. Attendance at a theatrical production other than Trinity’s is required, (e.g. community theatres, college productions). Class work is designed to increase students’ creativity, self-expression, confidence, and problem solving skills. Students will analyze dramatic pieces of literature and work to perform/direct/write/design a culminating piece. 874 – ART OF ACTING (Previously Intro to Acting) Grade Levels: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Introduction to Drama or Theatre Stagecraft This course is designed to engage the individual in a variety of character and scene relationships and build upon the beginning acting techniques presented in the Introduction to Drama course. Acting exercises, script analysis, monologues, and theatre acting techniques will be studied as well improvisation and directing. Course outcome includes scene work and character analysis culminating in a recital or one act theatre presentation. 877 – MUSICAL THEATRE Grade Levels: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Choral class or ensemble, Intro to Drama or audition This course is an introduction to the world of musical theatre. Though this is primarily a performance class, students will learn a brief history of American musical theatre and the basic concepts of both acting and singing for the musical theatre. Students will perform songs and short scenes from a variety of pieces from American musical theatre. 878 – THEATRE STAGECRAFT Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course introduces the foundational elements of theatrical design and how each works toward a unified production. Students will learn the basic concepts of stage lighting, set, sound, costume and prop design. Course outcome includes a portfolio including all elements of theatre design. Assignments focus on Trinity current and upcoming productions. Attendance at a theatrical production other than Trinity’s is required, (e.g. community theatres, college production, improv performance.)

871 – INTRODUCTION TO DANCE Grade Levels: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course presents a brief overview of the history and fundamental movement concepts involved in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip-Hop. Students will gain a basic understanding of dance studio etiquette, dance terminology and enhance their aerobic capacity, flexibility, and strength. They will improve their coordination, balance, alignment and muscle and spatial awareness. Students will also use improvisation and composition tools to generate their own movement and collaboratively work to create a dance piece.

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872 - DANCE COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE Grade Levels: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Introduction to Dance The Dance Composition and Performance class is part of a comprehensive and sequential dance curriculum that embraces and teaches to the philosophy of “dance as art”. Students will further their dance training in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop by studying dance technique, improvisation, choreography, performance, and dance inquiry writing. Individual, group choreography and performance are emphasized. The curriculum includes various choreographic processes and strategies with a focus on finding individual voice and meaning through movement that challenges students’ technique.

880 & 881 - IB DANCE (SL) 1 & 2 Grade Levels: 11-12

1 block Junior year 2 blocks Senior year 1.5 Credit Prerequisite: Introduction to Dance AND departmental approval; Dance Composition and Performance is strongly encouraged An Elective in the IB Curriculum, IB Dance examines the theory involved in dance interpretation and the techniques of dance creation. This course builds on the fundamental activities and information provided in Introduction to Dance and Dance Choreography and engages the students in the development of more technical skills of dance, choreography, and culture appreciation. Students will compose original pieces of work, research global dance styles, and perform solos, duets and group choreography for the Trinity High School Dance Concert. Analysis and creativity are central to the study of dance. A strong foundation in dance is recommended.

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 075, 076 - THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE 11 & 12 Grade Level: 11-12 2 blocks over 2 years 1.0 credit Prerequisite: IB Full Diploma Candidate Theory of Knowledge is a two-year course that provides a substantive base to the IB Diploma program. Its aim is to examine methods of thinking across the curriculum and to challenge students to reflect on and develop their critical and creative capabilities. Coursework includes discussion, essays, and creative projects centered on the traditions of knowledge found in disciplines such as the humanities, social and natural sciences, mathematics, ethics and the arts. Students will consider knowledge, truth and belief in light of their studies and personal experiences. The ultimate goal of the course is to affirm the value of open inquiry as the key to all learning. TOK is graded on the academic grading scale. 085, 086 - CAS (CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY, SERVICE) 11 & 12 Grade Level: 11-12 2 blocks over 2 years .5 credit Prerequisite: IB Full Diploma Candidate The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship and provides a refreshing counterbalance to the academic self-absorption some may feel in a demanding school program. Students will be expected to share their artistic, athletic and other special talents with the community. Over the course of junior and senior year, students will engage in both longterm service projects and multiple activities within the school setting and in the greater community. Students will keep records of each CAS activity and complete a final comprehensive presentation for the CAS program. Students begin their CAS involvement at the start of their junior year and must accumulate a minimum of 150 hours over the course of two years. 087 - EXTENDED ESSAY Grade Level: 11-12 Prerequisite: IB Full Diploma Candidate The writing of the extended essay is an intensive research process that is completed over a year. The project stresses in-depth, independent research similar to work undertaken in college. With the guidance of a faculty mentor, each IB full diploma candidate addresses a question or issue in a 4000word essay based on a topic of her choice. The essay must adhere to the subject assessment criteria described in the Extended Essay Guide which is provided in the second semester of junior year. A core component of the full diploma program, the extended essay demonstrates the student’s ability to complete a sophisticated intellectual task. It is submitted during senior year in lieu of the research paper required in English class. The Extended Essay is pass / fail.

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MATHEMATICS

All Mathematics classes require a TI-84 family graphing calculator.

201 - PRE-ALGEBRA Grade Level: 9 1 block 0.5 credit Pre-Algebra is an introduction to basic algebra concepts and a review of arithmetic algorithms. Concepts necessary for success in Algebra I and II are emphasized. The course helps students develop mathematical study skills and learning strategies. Students will explore algebraic expressions and integers, solve one-step equations and inequalities, and regularly work with decimals, equations, factors, fractions, exponents, operations with fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, linear functions and graphing, spatial thinking, and area and volume. 213 - ALGEBRA I Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit This course is designed to emphasize the study of multiple representations of linear, exponential, and quadratic functions. It includes mathematical concepts for working with rational numbers, various expressions, analyzing and solving linear equations & inequalities, and polynomials. 274 - TRINITY PRE-IB ALGEBRA I Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department approval This course deepens and extends the understanding of linear and exponential relationships by comparing and contrasting them with each other. Students will apply linear models to data while examining trends as they engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Students will create and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations involving quadratics. In addition, students will expand their experience with functions to include more specialized functions which include absolute value, step, and piecewise defined functions. 275 – TRINITY PRE-IB GEOMETRY ACCELERATED Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department approval This rigorous course includes plane, spatial, transformational, and coordinate geometries. It emphasizes logical thinking and applies algebraic concepts to geometric figures. Topics include types of polygons and three-dimensional solids, congruent and similar figures, circles, area, volume, transformations, geometry on the Cartesian plane, and trigonometry. The pace is rapid and algebra skills will be strengthened while studying geometry deeply and thoroughly. 224 - GEOMETRY Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Algebra 1 This course presents an introduction to the study of two dimensional space and coordinate geometry. Study of the basic properties of equality, congruency, similarity, right triangles, polygons, circles, area and perimeter are included along with an introduction to right triangle trigonometric ratios.

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227 – TRINITY PRE-IB GEOMETRY Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Trinity Pre-IB Algebra 1 (B- average) AND department approval Students apply what they know about two-dimensional figures to three-dimensional figures in realworld context and deepen their understanding of shape relationships. Students extend their understanding about linear functions and coordinate graphing to coordinate geometry. Students develop deductive reasoning skills that can be applied to higher-level mathematical and real-world problems. Study of the properties of equality, congruency, similarity, right triangles, polygons, circles, area and perimeter are included along with an introduction to right triangle trigonometric ratios. 234 - ALGEBRA 2 Grade Level: 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Geometry This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as polynomials, rational functions, probability, logarithms, exponential functions, trigonometric functions and three-dimensional figures. 238 - PRECALCULUS Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (A- average) AND department approval Pre-calculus is intended for superior mathematics students who have completed three years of college preparatory level courses designed for college-bound students. Course topics include indepth analysis of quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions are studied from both the circular and right triangle approaches. Students must be able to use a variety of techniques to solve problems: graphical, numerical, algebraic/analytic and verbal. 237- TRINITY PRE-IB PRECALCULUS Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Trinity Pre-IB Geometry Accelerated (B- average) This course studies polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Unit circle trigonometry with the introduction of radian angle measures, along with graphing in the coordinate plane and manipulations using identities is studied. Transformation of functions is a recurring theme of this course and receives strong emphasis. Finally, the concept of the derivative is developed in anticipation of Calculus. 284 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN ALGEBRA Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (C average) This course continues the study of the structure and properties of real numbers. Topics include linear equations, inequalities, quadratic functions, equations of circles, and trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Students will be introduced to basic statistics and use mathematics to model real world situations. This course is NOT open to students who have completed Precalculus.

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276-277 - IB MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION (SL) Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over two years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program, TPIB Geometry (B- average) or TPIB Precalculus (B- average) AND department approval This course studies applications with an emphasis on statistics, modeling and use of technology. It is aimed at students who enjoy describing the real world and solving practical problems using mathematics. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects such as social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, statistics, business, some economics courses, psychology, and design. In order to receive credit for the course students must sit for the exams at the end of senior year. 278-279 - IB MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION (HL) Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over two years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program, TPIB Geometry (A- average) or TPIB Precalculus (B in both blocks) AND department approval This course studies applications with an emphasis on statistics, modeling and use of technology. It is intended to meet the needs of students whose interest in mathematics is more practical than theoretical but who seek more challenging content than the Standard Level. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects such as social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, statistics, business, some economics courses, psychology, and design. In order to receive credit for the course students must sit for the exams at the end of senior year. 290-291 - IB MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES (SL) Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over two years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program, TPIB Precalculus (A- average) AND department approval This rigorous course studies analytic methods with an emphasis on calculus – appropriate for pure mathematicians, engineers, scientists, economists, and those with an interest in analytic methods. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects with substantial mathematics content such as mathematics itself, engineering, physical sciences, or some economics. In order to receive credit for the course students must sit for the exams at the end of senior year.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 889 - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 Grade Level: 9 1 block .5 credit In Physical Education 1, students will learn fitness concepts and operation of the cardio and strength equipment in our Health and Fitness Center. Students will be working out in Trinity’s Health and Fitness Center two days per week using the Polar Heart Rate Bluetooth Sensors and the Polar GoFit program. Students will also learn self-defense concepts and strategies. The team sport focus for Physical Education 1 will be speedball; the individual sport focus will be bowling. Students will learn the basic skills, rules and strategies of these sports as well as participate in game play. 890 - HEALTH Grade Level: 9-10 1 block .5 credit In this required course, students will study wellness, nutrition, stress management, mental and emotional health, human sexuality, and the effects of alcohol and drug use. This course explores the concepts and roles of these various contributors to physical and emotional health and their effects on people’s current and future daily life. This course also includes a unit on CPR/AED training. 892 - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 Grade Level: 10 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: PE 1 In Physical Education 2, students will continue to develop their fitness training at Trinity’s Health and Fitness Center, including use of technologies such as the Polar Heart Rate Sensors. As an extension of PE 1, students will increase their comprehension of mental and physical concepts, knowledge and skills of self-defense. The team sport focus in PE 2 is flag football; the individual sport focus is pickleball. Students will learn the basic skills, rules and strategies of these sports as well as participate in game play. 894 - PHYSICAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Completed PE Leadership application and Teacher Approval In Physical Education Leadership students will have the opportunity to lead daily warm-ups and activities; plan and teach a lesson; referee games; and assist in the supervision of the Physical Education classes. Students will acquire leadership skills by participating in leadership training sessions. This course is recommended for any student interested in improving their leadership skills. 897 - YOGA & PILATES Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: PE 1 & PE 2 The course will cover basic and intermediate yoga and Pilates. Students will be active everyday, and leave class feeling stronger and more relaxed. The benefits of yoga, as well as stress management and release will be covered. Students will learn how to build, structure and be comfortable joining classes within their community.

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898 - Ultimate Physical Education Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: PE 1 & PE 2 In Ultimate PE, juniors and seniors will build skills in a variety of racket sports, ultimate sports, games from around the world, team building and more! If you like to be creative and you like to play, this class is for you! Please note that this course will only be offered in even numbered years beginning 2020-2021. 899 – BODY SCULPT FOR WOMEN Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This course is designed specifically for women who wish to learn how to enhance their muscle strength and power. The focus will be on strength training techniques for upper/lower body & core muscles. Tools will be taught to continue to condition these specific muscle groups for lifelong learning. Students will be engaged in learning how to gain/tone muscle mass, as well as the importance of weight training for the female body. Please note that this course will only be offered in odd numbered years beginning 2020-2021.

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SCIENCE 724 - BIOLOGY Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit This course probes unity and diversity among living things as studied in their structure, function and change. Emphasis is placed upon broad biological concepts that are applicable to all living systems. Class discussions, demonstrations, audio-visuals, laboratory activities, problem-based activities and computer work are employed to build a college preparatory background in biology. 727 –TRINITY PRE-IB BIOLOGY Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Departmental approval This course provides an in-depth study of the life science topics pursued in regular biology. Contemporary biological issues will also be addressed. Opportunities are provided for research and discovery through personal experience in the scientific method. Class discussions, demonstrations, audio-visuals, laboratory activities, and computer work are employed to build a strong background in biology in preparation for IB Biology 11 and 12. 734 - CHEMISTRY Grade Level: 10-11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Chemistry is a study of the materials of our universe, their properties and the way in which they react with each other. The laboratory work has a direct bearing upon the descriptive and theoretical aspects of chemistry. Problem solving skills and relating chemistry to everyday life are emphasized. Topics include, but are not limited to: matter, periodicity, atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry and nuclear chemistry. 737 –TRINITY PRE-IB CHEMISTRY Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: B- in Trinity Pre-IB Biology and departmental approval The Trinity Pre-IB Chemistry course is a deep dive into core curriculum that engages students in the following topics they will require for the 11 and 12 level IB Chemistry course: stoichiometry, atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, states of matter, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium and organic chemistry. This course engages students through laboratory work and problem-based learning. 744 - PHYSICS Grade Level: 11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Must have a C average in most current math course and a C average in biology. 10th grade students must have successfully completed Trinity Pre-IB IM 1. This course is an introductory level study of conceptual physics. It teaches the student to use basic math and reasoning skills to understand the surrounding world. A laboratory based inquiry will include topics such as mechanics, work and energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism.

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746 - PHYSICS HONORS Grade Level: 11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Students must have a B+ average in previous math and biology courses. Students must have completed Integrated Geometry or have received departmental approval. The honors level physics course uses mathematical principles to investigate topics such as mechanics, work and energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism. Students are expected to complete reading outside of the text in order to write a research paper and conduct an independent project. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of the honors physics curriculum. 760 - IB CHEMISTRY (SL) Grade Level: 11-12 3 blocks over 1 year 1.5 credits Prerequisite: B+ in Trinity’s Pre-IB Chemistry and departmental approval IB Chemistry is a laboratory class and includes a minimum of 40 hours of laboratory work that exposes students to the different facets of chemistry. As part of the practical scheme of work, students will complete ten-hour individual investigations. Each student participates in a ten-hour project which provides the opportunity to appreciate both the implications of using science and limitations of scientific study in a local context. In order to receive credit for the course students are required to sit for the IB Chemistry exams at the end of junior year. 770, 771 - IB BIOLOGY (HL) Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over 2 years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program and B+ or higher in Trinity Pre-IB Biology IB Biology is a college level science course in which students develop the ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize scientific information based on life sciences. This course will encourage an understanding of the relationship between scientific disciplines and the overarching nature of the scientific method. Readings, discussions, and a strong emphasis on laboratory investigations are employed in the learning process. An individual investigation is required as part of this two-year course in which students design and carry out their own investigation, analyze the data, and connect it to a global context. In order to receive credit for the course students are required to sit for the IB Biology exam at the end of senior year. Completion of the IB Seminar in the subject is a course requirement. 772 - IB BIOLOGY SEMINAR Grade Level: 12 4 weeks .25 credit Prerequisite: IB Biology This course is designed as a student centered review of the material covered in IB Biology 11 and 12. Student participation through presentations and the taking of mock IB exams is an expectation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 773 - ADVANCED BIOLOGY Grade Level: 10-11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry This course is designed for the college-bound student interested in a fourth year of science or in fulfilling the third year science requirement. The topics covered include in-depth studies of the cellular energy production mechanisms, genomics, genetics, macro and microevolution, plant biology and ecology from the microbial to the environmental levels. Students enrolled in this course will become well-prepared for the rigors and study requirements of a first year biology course at the college level. 37


775 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Formerly: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS) Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisites: Biology This course will examine the biological basis of environmental science and how humans are a powerful influence on the ecosystem. Biological interrelations between natural resources, energy, pollution and human-population dynamics will be addressed. Please note that this course will only be offered in even numbered years beginning 2014-15. 776 - OCEANOGRAPHY Grade Level 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisites: Biology This course uses the basic laws of biology, chemistry, and physics to provide students with an analytical perspective of the ocean. Topics addressed include: plate tectonics and the ocean floor, the location and physical nature of marine provinces and sediments, the effects of air-sea interaction, ocean circulation patterns and tides, the geographical and biological aspects of the coastal regions, comparisons of the geology and biology of shoreline communities and open ocean life, biological productivity and energy transfer of ocean environments, and the effects of climate change on the ocean. Please note that this course will only be offered in even numbered years beginning 2014-15. 778 - FORENSIC SCIENCE Grade Level 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry This course uses the basic laws of biology, chemistry, and physics to provide students with an analytical perspective of criminology. Students will study the history of the practice of forensics to solve crimes and the impact of technology on the success of forensic science. Students will learn to assess physical evidence through biological, chemical and physical means. Please note that this course will only be offered in odd – numbered years beginning in the 2014 -2015 school year. 782 - BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE Grade Level(s):10 - 11 -12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisites: Biology This course is designed for students interested in biotechnology and health related fields. The course involves the study of both organic and biochemistry and challenges students to apply this knowledge to the fields of biotechnology and medicine. Topics related to medicine may include: nutrition, vitamin therapy, drug interactions, antibiotic resistance, viruses, cancer and infectious disease. Topics related to biotechnology may include: gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, bioethics, and the use of microorganisms in food production. 786 & 787 IB SPORTS, EXERCISE and HEALTH SCIENCE (SL) Grade Level(s): 11-12 1 block Junior Year 2 blocks Senior Year 1.5 credits Prerequisites: A- or higher in freshmen CP Biology and CP Chemistry B+ or higher in Trinity Pre-IB Biology and Trinity Pre-IB Chemistry. This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will 38


cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze human performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the individual and in a global context. The core curriculum will be taught along with two options: Optimizing Physiological Performance and Psychology of Sport. In order to receive credit for the course students are required to sit for the IB exams at the end of junior year. . 789 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 Grade Level 10 -11 - 12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Biology This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the anatomy and function of the human body. Course content will include musculoskeletal, digestive, excretory and nervous systems. This course will provide beneficial concepts and experiences for those students interested in entering a medical field of study upon graduation. 790 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 Grade Level 10 - 11 - 12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology 1 This course is intended as a follow-up to Anatomy and Physiology I, allowing students to investigate human systems both anatomically and physiologically. Systems that will be studied include the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and reproductive systems. Students interested in entering a medical field of study upon graduation will benefit from exposure to these topics prior to college level anatomy and physiology coursework. 784 - SURVEY OF ENGINEERING Grade Level 11 - 12 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry Engineering is one of the foundational courses in the study of structural systems. This course helps students to develop their analytical and problem solving skills. The course introduces students to the various types of engineering. Technology’s enormous influence on society is creating an increasing demand for engineering graduates. Engineers provide important leadership to society through their central role in scientific and technological innovation. By creating, developing, and managing complex technologies and products, engineers contribute directly to the betterment of humanity and to shaping our world. Seeking solutions to the most difficult challenges of our day in the context of physical, economic, human, political, legal, and cultural realities make engineering a tremendously rewarding endeavor. After this course students will be able to determine the stress, strain and deformation of loaded structural elements. SCIENCE ELECTIVE COURSES RUNNING IN ALTERNATE YEARS OFFERED IN 2021-2022: �

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SOCIAL STUDIES. 314 - COLLEGE PREPARATORY WORLD HISTORY Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit College Preparatory World History is an 18-week survey course that covers major cultural, political and economic events in world history. Students examine the key concepts, peoples, and events from the 1500s – 1800s focusing on topics such as the development of global trade networks, exploration, colonization, imperialism and revolution. Significant emphasis is placed on developing a global mindset where students can examine cultural elements and historical events from multiple perspectives. Curricular materials include primary and secondary sources so that students may gain a greater understanding of historical content and can draw connections to their present world. Students develop collaboration, research and writing, project-based inquiry and presentation skills. 317 – TRINITY PRE-IB WORLD HISTORY Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department approval Trinity Pre-IB World History is an 18-week survey course that covers the major cultural, political, and economic events from the 1500s - 1800s. The course connects different geographical regions through themes of trade, exploration, conquest, colonization, and revolution. A great emphasis of the course is on developing a global mindset allowing students to examine cultural elements and historical events from multiple perspectives. Students will develop skills in advanced writing, research, and document analysis. Materials will include primary and secondary sources. This course is intended to prepare students to succeed in the IB History Program. 328 – TRINITY PRE-IB UNITED STATES HISTORY Grade Level: 10 1 block .5 credit Prerequisite: B- in Trinity Pre-IB World History and department approval Starting with the Revolutionary period, this class emphasizes the evolution of American identity. Additionally, students study the political, social, cultural and intellectual trends which have shaped our nation. Students are tested on the United States Constitution to fulfill state requirements for graduation. A grade of B- is required to continue as a junior in IB History 11. Students who do not continue in IB History 11 will need to enroll in College Preparatory U.S. History for the second block of that course during their junior year. 334 - COLLEGE PREPARATORY UNITED STATES HISTORY (Formerly US History) Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Starting with the origins of democracy and the Revolutionary period, this course examines the political, social, cultural and intellectual trends that have shaped the United States and American identity. Special emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the United States Constitution as a document that has changed with the nation. Students are tested on the U.S. Constitution to fulfill state requirements for graduation.

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347- THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION Grade Level: 9-10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This elective course examines and traces the immigrant experience from the colonial period to the present through various primary and secondary source documents and readings. Students study and reflect on how immigrants, past and present, shaped and continue to influence the political, economic, religious, and cultural life in the United States. Please note that this course will only be offered in odd– numbered years beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. 350 - CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This elective course introduces students to contemporary events, trends, and problems facing citizens across the globe. Students explore the ways in which geography impacts culture, migration, natural resources, and conflict. The course is designed to inform students about political, economic, social, and ecological concerns in the contemporary world. It analyzes the complex relationship between human beings and their geographical environment. In addition, students will study Enrique’s Journey, a nonfiction narrative of the modern immigrant experience by Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist, Sonia Nazario. Please note that this course will only be offered in even– numbered years beginning in the 2020-21 school year. 351 - POLITICAL SCIENCE Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This elective course is a study of American government that delves into the unique characteristics of American representative democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Students learn the historical development of structures of power, authority, and governance in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world, including the political behavior of citizens operating within this structure. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship for full participation in society is a central focus of the course. Please note that this course will only be offered in odd – numbered years beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. 353 - SOCIOLOGY Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This elective course centers on the investigation and analysis of human relationships, their causes and consequences, and is designed to familiarize students with various cultures and groups. The course includes a study of social relationships in political, religious, familial, recreational, legal, educational, community and economic life. Topics explored in this course include sociology as science, culture, socialization, social groups, social organization, deviance, crime, class, race and ethnicity, gender, family, social change, and population. Please note that this course will only be offered in even– numbered years beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. 358 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Grade Level: 10-11-12 1 block .5 credit This course familiarizes students with the major fields of psychology to aid in understanding the human mind and behavior. This course examines the history of psychology, research methods, biological aspects of psychology, human development, perception and consciousness, learning, personality, and psychological disorders.

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356-357- IB PSYCHOLOGY SL 1 & 2 Prerequisite: 3.0 cumulative average and a C or above in Introduction to Psychology Grade Level: 11 1 block .5 credit Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit This course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behavior and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry. Students explore the biological, cognitive and sociocultural approaches to human behavior and explore alternative explanations of behavior. Theyapply diverse methods of psychological inquiry in the study of human behavior. In addition, to gain insight into the nature of the individual and society, students identify, analyze, and evaluate theories and concepts; collect, describe, and analyze data; test hypotheses and interpret source material. In order to receive credit for the course students are required to sit for the IB exams their senior year. 359 - WOMEN’S STUDIES Grade Level: 11-12 1 block .5 credit This elective course offers students the opportunity to examine U.S. and international women’s history in the context of its impact on current issues relating to women through the study of the “waves of feminism”. In addition, students have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at global issues that affect women today, including in the areas of politics, health, law, media and body image, feminist theory, abuse and discrimination, work, education, and sports. 360, 361 - IB HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS/20TH-CENTURY TOPICS IN HISTORY (HL) Grade Level: 11-12 4 blocks over 2 years 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Admission to the IB Program, B- in Trinity Pre-IB Government and C in IB History 11 IB History is a two-year course which examines the History of the Americas from 1920-1980 and Twentieth Century Topics from 1919-1994. The first half of the course examines the causes, events, and effects of the Civil War, political developments in Latin America, and the Civil Rights and social movements in the Americas post-1945. Students will conduct independent research in their Historical investigations. The second half of the course examines the development of Democratic States in Germany and South Africa, Authoritarianism in Germany, and Rights and Protest movements in South Africa and the United States from 1948-1994. Students must take IB History Seminar (#362) before taking IB 20th-Century Topics in History (#361). To receive credit for this course, the student is required to sit for the History exams at the end of senior year. 362 - IB HISTORY SEMINAR Grade Level: 12 9 (partial) weeks .25 credit Prerequisite: C in IB History 11 IB History Seminar is the paired course to the IB 20th-Century Topics in History course and is taught first. The Seminar examines the rise of Authoritarianism in a comparative manner. Select nations include Cuba and Germany. Skills for document analysis and academic writing are taught and practiced in preparation for the IB History exams. This course is graded and included in the student’s G.P.A.

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574, 575 - IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (SL) Grade Level: 11 1 block Junior year 1.5 credits Grade Level: 12 2 blocks Senior year Prerequisite: B average in Social Studies courses This course emphasizes the social impact of computers on society. Students will learn how information technology has and can significantly change how people work, play and interact. Networks, their importance, and significant social impact in the workplace and in personal activities will be examined. Digital era ethical issues will be examined and discussed. In order to receive credit for the class, students must sit for the IB exams at the end of senior year. 367 - LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Grade Level: 11 & 12 1 block .5 credit Students participating in the Leadership Summit engage in a nine-week immersion into the philosophy of leadership and practical implications and applications for leaders in the 21st century. As our world faces increased globalization, social injustice and rapidly changing technology, the need for strong, self-assured faith-filled leaders endures. This elective offers students the opportunity to discern their vocations as leaders while challenging them to analyze current issues that affect leaders today. Students apply their knowledge and skills to answer the ultimate call to leadership, “What do you care about and what are you doing to do about it?”

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THEOLOGY 024 - CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY Grade Level: 9 1 block .5 credit This class offers a comprehensive view of Catholic Christianity and provides a common vocabulary about the essentials of Catholic teaching. It brings Catholic and non-Catholic students to a deeper understanding of Catholicism beliefs, rituals and prayer life. 025 – INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE Grade Level: 9 1 block .5 credit Through the practice of Catholic biblical interpretation, students become familiar with the basic structure of the Bible and its significant stories. In emphasizing the Hebrew Scriptures this course provides an overview of salvation history beginning with the Book of Genesis. This provides a strong foundation for further biblical study of the Christian Scriptures. 026 – CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES (Formerly New Testament) Grade Level: 10 1 block .5 credit Through an in-depth study of the Gospels, students learn about the birth, public ministry, Passion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Cultural, political, and religious elements of Jesus’ society are explored to more fully understand the early Christian experience. The Christian call to build the kingdom of God is emphasized throughout the curriculum. The Paschal Mystery and its possible implications are discussed in connection to how it affects students’ lives today. 050 - CHURCH HISTORY Grade Level: 10 1 block .5 credit Students explore four periods in the history of the Roman Catholic Church: Early Church, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation and the 20th century and post-Vatican II era, in order to examine various influences which have shaped Christianity today. 035 - MORAL ISSUES Grade Level: 11 1 block .5 credit This is an issues-oriented course that examines current moral questions centering on issues dealing with human life as well as more personal issues such as honesty, personal relationships,sin and forgiveness. The course will examine the issues, the Christian response to those issues and (using primary sources) the basis for the Christian position. 046 - PEACEMAKERS Grade Level: 11 1 block .5 credit This course examines various peace and justice issues as they relate to Catholic Social Teaching. It is based on the premise that being a Christian means more than going to Church and saying prayers. A Christian, by definition, means being a Peacemaker and recognizing that if you want peace you must work for justice. Students use critical analysis to look at social issues and weigh them in light of Gospel teachings.

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062 - GOD, FAITH AND THE HUMAN PERSON Grade Level: 12 1 block .5 credit How do we understand God? How do we understand the human person? What is the relationship between God and the human person? These questions are the underlying themes of the class and are considered in view of the Gospels and lives of significant people in history, primarily, though not exclusively, Christian history. Students analyze differences in theological ideas around the experience of suffering and joy. The text is written from a Jewish perspective, and Catholic ideas about liberation theology are evaluated through dialogue, scholarly reading, and theological reflection. 063 - MISSION AND MINISTRY Grade Level: 12 1 block .5 credit This course provokes students to begin sincere discernment about their individual vocation and call to personal discipleship. Students dedicate their time and energy as a volunteer at a local organization of their choice that serves the needs of marginalized populations in the Chicagoland community. Students voluntarily serve 20 hours of their own time during the nine week duration of the course. Students engage in research, spiritual reading, prayer, and theological reflection on their service learning, and they consider how service contributes to the mission and ministerial role of the Catholic Church 027 - WORLD RELIGIONS Grade Level: 12 1 block .5 credit This course engages students in an ecumenical approach to and comparative study of the major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam and how these relate to Christian tradition. 077, 078 - IB WORLD RELIGIONS Grade Level(s): 11-12 1 block Junior Year 2 blocks Senior Year 1.5 credits The Diploma Programme World Religions course seeks to promote respect for the diversity of religious beliefs, both locally and globally, with the aim of enhancing international and inter-religious understanding. The course provides a very different perspective in this area. Students should be encouraged to look at contemporary national and international issues regarding religion and how these may impact on ethical and legal issues. The addition of the IB World Religions course will allow full IB students the opportunity to maintain a full IB Diploma schedule while also maintaining 4 years of Theology.

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WORLD LANGUAGE 642, 652 – FRENCH 1, SPANISH 1 Grade Level: 9 -10 - 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit Students are introduced to vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural aspects of the target language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed through various activities and exercises through use of the target language. Junior and Senior students interested in pursuing an additional language must have a C average in their primary world language course and the approval of their present world language teacher. 640, 651 – TRINITY PRE-IB FRENCH 1, SPANISH 1 Grade Level: 9 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Department Approval Students are introduced to vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural aspects of the target language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed through various activities and exercises through use of the target language. The course is taught at a rigorous pace. 639, 663 – TRINITY PRE-IB SUMMER SESSION Grade level: 10 3 weeks .5 credit Prerequisite: Trinity Pre-IB French, Spanish 1 This course is a summer school requirement for students entering the sophomore year of Trinity’s Pre-IB program. The focus of the course is the further development of vocabulary acquisition, listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, using various activities and exercises in the target language. 643, 654 – FRENCH 2, SPANISH 2, Grade Level: 10-11-12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Students continue the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. There is greater use of the target language in the classroom as a tool for students to interact meaningfully and become better communicators. Cultural aspects are incorporated and examined further. 644, 653 – TRINITY PRE-IB FRENCH 2, SPANISH 2 Grade Level: 10 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: B- in Trinity Pre-IB 1, Pre IB Summer Session, and department approval Students continue the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is conducted at an accelerated pace. The target language is used as a tool for students to interact meaningfully and become better communicators. Cultural aspects are incorporated and examined further. Student progress is reviewed to determine continuation in Trinity’s IB program.

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625, 645, 655 – ITALIAN 3, FRENCH 3, SPANISH 3, Grade Level: 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Grade of C in Level 2 and department approval The third year program integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to equip students with the ability to recognize, understand and produce the target language. The study of cultural aspects provides the setting to acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints. This course is conducted in the target language. 627, 638, 666 – IB ITALIAN 3, FRENCH 3, SPANISH 3 (SL) Grade Level: 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Admission to IB Program During the two years the IB Language Acquisition program integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to equip students with the ability to recognize, understand and produce the target language. The study of cultural aspects provides the setting to acquire information and recognize and examine distinctive viewpoints. Students explore IB themes through the use of a range of spoken and written material. Within the course framework, through the study of authentic texts, students investigate and reflect on cultural values and behaviors. All students must complete the Seminar Course as a requirement. Students take the IB exam at the end of senior year. The course is conducted at a rigorous pace, in the target language and students are required to communicate in the target language as well. 626, 646, 656, 675 – ITALIAN 4, FRENCH 4, SPANISH 4, MANDARIN CHINESE 4 Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: Grade of C in Level 3 and department approval The fourth year program continues to integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to equip students with the ability to recognize, understand and produce the target language. The study of cultural aspects provides the setting to acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints. Student-initiated conversation is expected in order to further develop language skills. This course is conducted in the target language. 629, 647, 660, 679, 668 – IB ITALIAN 4, FRENCH 4, SPANISH 4, MANDARIN CHINESE 4 SL & SPANISH 4 HL SEMINARS Grade Level: 12 4 weeks .25 credit Prerequisite: IB Language 3 In this required seminar students review grammar and vocabulary in order to further develop and polish skills in preparation for the various IB oral and written assessments. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. This course is conducted in the target language and students are required to communicate in the target language as well.

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628, 648, 661, 678 – IB ITALIAN 4, FRENCH 4, SPANISH 4, MANDARIN CHINESE 4 (SL) Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: To be taken in the same academic year as IB Language IV Seminar During the two years the IB Language Acquisition program integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to equip students with the ability to recognize, understand and produce the target language. The study of cultural aspects provides the setting to acquire information and recognize and examine distinctive viewpoints. Students explore IB themes through the use of a range of spoken and written material. Within the course framework, through the study of authentic texts, students investigate and reflect on cultural values and behaviors. IB Internal Assessments are completed during the course. This course is conducted at a rigorous pace in the target language and students are required to communicate in the target language as well. In order to receive credit for IB classes students must sit for the IB exams at the end of senior year. 667 – IB SPANISH 3 (HL) Grade Level: 11 2 blocks 1.0 credit After completing the second year of the Trinity Pre-IB Spanish class, this course offers the advanced students an accelerated and challenging approach to Spanish language acquisition that integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The process focuses not only in the development of the language skills and cultural awareness, but also an appreciation, analysis, and discussion of various literary genres. Within the course framework, through the study of authentic texts, students investigate and reflect on cultural values and behaviors. This course is conducted in the target language and the students are required to communicate in the target language as well. 665/669 – IB SPANISH 4 (HL) Grade Level: 12 2 blocks 1.0 credit Prerequisite: To be taken in the same academic year as IB Language 4 Seminar After completing the third year of the Trinity Pre-IB Spanish class, this course offers the advanced students an accelerated and more challenging approach to Spanish language acquisition that integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The process focuses not only in the development and polishing of the language skills and cultural awareness, but also an analysis, and discussion of the two literary works chosen in the target language. Within the course framework, through the study of authentic texts, students investigate and reflect on cultural values and behaviors. IB Internal Assessments are completed during the course. Students take the IB exams at the end of the senior year. This course is conducted in the target language and the students are required to communicate in the target language as well.

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