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  • Jay County High School Course Descriptions 2010 - 2011 Principal Phillip Ford Assistant Principal/Dean Chad Dodd Athletic Director Robert Lutton, Jr. Director of Guidance / 9th grade Vickie Reitz Counselor (A-Ge) Julie Szymczak Counselor (Gi-N) Kristin Millspaugh Counselor (O-Z) Tom Ferguson Jay School Corporation will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicapping conditioning, including limited English proficiency, in its educational programs or employment policies as required by state and federal laws. JCHS REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION –( CORE 40) English/Language Arts…….8 credits….Must include literature, composition, and speech Mathematics……………….6 credits….2 Credits – Algebra I; 2 credits – Geometry; 2 credits – Algebra II Or complete Integrated Math series, I, II, and III for 6 credits. All students are required to take a math or physics course during their junior or senior year. Science…………………… 6 credits….2 Credits – Biology I; 2 credits – Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry – Physics; 2 credits – any Core 40 science course. Social Studies…………… 6 credits….2 Credits – U. S. History; 1 credit – U.S. Government; 1 credit – Economics, 2 credits – World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World Directed Electives………...5 credits…..World Languages, Fine Arts, Career/Technical Physical Education………..2 credits Health and Wellness………1 credit Comp. App………………..1 credit Electives*………………...11 credits…..Career Academic Sequence Recommended Total………….46 credits Schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students. *Specifies the number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many more electives during the high school years. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a Career Academic Sequence (selecting electives in a deliberate manner) to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities. Graduation requirement for all JCHS students – Successfully complete GQE requirements. Core 40 with Academic Honors (minimum 47 credits) For the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma, students must: • Complete all requirements for Core 40 • Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits • Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages). • Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits. • Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. • Have a grade point average of a “B” or better. • Complete one of the following: A. Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams. B. Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on SAT critical reading and mathematics C. Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT D. Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits). E. Complete a combination of AP courses (2 credits) and corresponding AP exams and dual high school/college credit course (s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits.) Core 40 with Technical Honors (minimum 47 credits) For the Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma, students must: • Complete all requirements for Core 40. • Complete a career-technical program (8 or more related credits) • Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. • Have a grade point average of a “B” or better. • Recommended: Earn 2 additional credits in mathematics and 4-8 credits in World Languages for four year college admission. • Complete two of the following, one must be A or B: A. Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for information- Level 6; Applied Mathematics – Level 6; Locating Information – Level 5 B. Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits) C. Complete a Professional Career Internship course or Cooperative Education course. (2 credits) 1
  • To graduate with less than Core 40, the formal opt-out process will be followed. Beginning with students who enter high school in 2007-2008, the completion of Core 40 becomes an Indiana graduation requirement. Indiana’s Core 40 curriculum provides the academic foundation all students need to succeed in college and the workforce. To graduate with less than Core 40, the following formal op-out process must be completed: • The student, the student’s parent/guardian, and the student’s counselor (or another staff member who assists students in course selection) meet to discuss the student’s progress. Signature of the principal is required. • The student’s career and course plan is reviewed. • The student’s parent/guardian determines whether the student will achieve greater educational benefits by completing the general curriculum or the Core 40 curriculum. *This process is not available till the end of the sophomore year. • If the decision is made to op-out of Core 40, the student is required to complete the course and credit requirements for a general diploma and the career/academic sequence the student will pursue is determined. Course and Credit Requirements English/Language Arts 8 credits Credits must include literature, composition and speech Mathematics 4 credits 2 credits: Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I 2 credits : any math course Science 4 credits 2 credits: Biology I 2 credits any science course Social Studies 4 credits 2 credits: U.S. History 1 credit: U. S. Government 1 credit: any social studies course Physical Education 2 credit Health and Wellness 1 credit Computer Applications 1 credit *Career Academic Sequence 6 credits Flex Credit 5 credits To earn 5 Flex Credits a student must complete one of the following: --Additional courses to extend the career academic sequence --Courses involving workplace learning, which may include the following courses: -Career exploration internship -Professional career internship -Business cooperative experiences -Industrial cooperative education -Interdisciplinary cooperative education -Marketing field experience --High School/college dual credit courses --Additional courses in: --Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Fine Arts **Electives 11 credits Total Credits 46 Credits Required *Career Academic Sequence – Selecting electives in a deliberate manner to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities. **Specifies the number of electives required. High School schedules provide time for many more electives during the high school years. Schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students. MAKE A GOOD DECISION In making your course selection, consider your entire high school career and future plans. Plan ahead so that you will be prepared for the future. Gather all the facts you can from your parents, teachers, and counselors. Soon you will be making your course selections. Based on these selections, teachers will be assigned; books and materials will be ordered. It must be accurate. Class changes after the initial sign-up are becoming increasingly more difficult to make. Please consider “alternate course selections” very carefully because they may become a part of your schedule. Plan well, get information and make good decisions to meet your needs the first time. SEVEN SEMESTER GRADUATION: Mid-year graduation is available to senior students that have met all of their graduation credit requirements and have passed the GQE Exam 2
  • SUMMER SCHOOL 2010 COURSE NUMBERS: 905 SUMMER PRE-ALGEBRA 906 SUMMER ALGEBRA 912 SUMMER BIOLOGY 910 SUMMER PHYSICAL EDUCATION 901-903 SUMMER ENGLISH 9, 10, 11 – Open to students who are repeating the class 911 SUMMER HEALTH 909 SUMMER DRIVERS ED 914 SUMMER UNITED STATES HISTORY 915 SUMMER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 916 SUMMER ECONOMICS 904 SUMMER BAND 918 SUMMER SUPERVISED AG (SAE) BUSINESS DEPARTMENT 957 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grade 9 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Computer Applications is a business course that provides instruction in software concepts using a Windows-based suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and presentation applications. Instruction in basic computer hardware and operating systems is provided. Additional concepts and applications dealing with software integration, Internet use, and information about future technology trends are included. 958 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ADVANCED 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a business course that integrates computer technology, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced applications and integration of a professional suite and use of emerging technology. The course is recommended for both college-bound and career-oriented students in that everyone will be interacting with software in today’s world; and this course teaches the practical and useful ways to better students’ lives through computer knowledge. 950 ACCOUNTING I 2 Cycles 2 Cr. . Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a study of the basic fundamentals of systematic record keeping. The method of double entry, debit and credit, and the simplest form of the journal and ledger are taught. Payroll records with the appropriate deductions are also included. A variety of special journals and the combination journal are introduced. Simulations are used at the end of particular units. Students will be exposed to educational accounting software. 951 ACCOUNTING II 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Accounting I COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is offered for further training in the field of accounting. Advanced accounting procedures are introduced along with more in-depth analysis of financial statements. Students will also receive training in spreadsheet applications using accounting theory. Partnership and corporate accounting will be included in this course. 952 BUSINESS MATH 2 Cycle 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Comp. Applications is recommended COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop the ability to solve real world problems in order to become productive workers in a technological society. Areas of study to be included are number relationships, patterns and algebra, measurements and probability. Problem-solving applications will be used to analyze and solve business problems for such areas as taxation, savings and investments, payroll records and cash management. This course also builds competencies in personal financial planning, budgeting, investments, insurance, credit selection, consumer rights, and decision making skills for all life aspects of consumers and entrepreneurs. Instructional strategies should include simulations, guest speakers, Internet research, and business experiences. This course may fulfill up to two credits of the minimum Mathematics requirement for a standard diploma. *Core 40 elective. 3
  • 953 BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW 1 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides the basic foundation of the legal system. The course will cover consumer rights and obligations, contractual agreements, business rights and obligations, torts, law for minors and both criminal and civil trials. Instructional strategies may include case studies, field trips, guest speakers and computer technology applications. A mock trial will be conducted by all student members of the class during the cycle. 954 BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW II 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Business and Personal Law I COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course goes beyond basics and is designed to acquaint students with their many legal rights and duties. It will furnish useful information to students who plan to enter the business world as well as provide exploratory material for those who may be even thinking about law school. Subject matter covered includes government organizations and structure, property rights, estates, credit and employment laws. A mock trial will be conducted by all student members of this class. 956 CAREER PLANNING AND SUCCESS SKILLS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9 PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding Proficiency COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to address the knowledge, skills, and behaviors all students need to live, plan and work successfully in today’s society. Students will explore career clusters, research and collect labor market data, and begin the employment process through job searching, applications, resumes, interviews, employee evaluations and job-survival skills. Students will be given extensive practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Thinking skills such as decision making, problem solving and reasoning will be utilized through report writing, technical writing, and interpreting data. A cooperative venture between school and community will be maintained in the form of speakers and study trips. * Core 40 course. 959 DESKTOP PUBLISHING 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a business course designed to allow students to develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software to create a variety of printed publications. Students will incorporate journalistic principles in design and layout of print and will create quality materials for business-related tasks. Applied principles are used to analyze and organize information, set up a design structure, and produce special visual expressions. 960 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 Cycle, 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create and manage their own business. Entrepreneurship gives all students the self- confidence and presentation skills to effectively organize, manage and sell a service or product. Students are provided these skills as they create their own business. Topics include personal skill assessment, risk management, marketing, selling, financing, accounting and taxation, human relations, interpersonal skills and ethics. Successful entrepreneurs from the community will be used as resources. Students develop an overall plan for a business of their choice and present this in a “mastery and exhibition” style before exiting the course. 961 MARKETING 1Cycle, 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students develop basic knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare them to enter the field of marketing either immediately upon graduation or after college. This is the course that helps students compete in the business world in the areas of economics, communication skills, advertising, product technology, and leadership development. Simulated occupational experiences and projects in various marketing functions will be included in this class. 962 PERSONAL FINANCE 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Computer Applications Personal Finance is a business course that focuses on personal financial planning. The content includes financial planning, income and asset protection, income and money management, and spending and credit management. Students will learn the financial concepts and principles that provide a basis for avoiding financial pitfall. Students are prepared for the roles of consumers, producers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. 4
  • 963 WEB DESIGN 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Desktop Publishing Web Design is a business course that provides instruction in the principles of Web design using current/emerging software. Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 1003 ENGLISH 9 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 9 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students analyze and evaluate a variety of American, English, and world nonfiction and literary texts. The freshmen study important works and authors and critique their works. Reading, writing, and speaking overlap as students deepen their study of language, literature, and intensify their study of vocabulary. Students work toward becoming good researchers and writers who can develop ideas and express them persuasively through strong oral and written skills. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Course. 1004 HONORS ENGLISH 9 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 9 PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is for the advanced English student who desires to “go beyond” traditional reading and writing. The literature is difficult and thought provoking. Students will work on a variety of different writings including those related to literature, poetry, and persuasive research. Students are expected to participate in group discussions and group projects. Students will also complete several individual projects. At the end of the 2nd cycle each student will be responsible for delivering a persuasive speech. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1005 ENGLISH 10 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 10 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The sophomore program concentrates on grammar review focusing especially on the elimination of mechanical and usage errors in writing. The writing component of the course emphasizes paragraph/composition organization and detail development skills. Literature is a study of world authors and vocabulary is taught in this context. Students are introduced to information search and retrieval skills with the data being presented in both written and oral presentations. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma. 1006 HONORS ENGLISH 10 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 10 PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is intended for the higher achieving sophomore English student. This course will include a survey of world literature with a focus on classical and medieval texts. Furthermore, a strong emphasis will be placed on writing skills development and SAT level vocabulary. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1007 ENGLISH 11 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 11 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The eleventh grade year is a survey of American literature. In addition, this course teaches basic composition and oral communication skills with emphasis on the writing process, mechanics, and a variety of composition forms, including an extended research assignment. The formal study of grammar, usage, spelling, language mechanics and vocabulary usage is integrated into the study of writing. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1008 ENGLISH 11 (College Bound) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 11 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course intended for college bound students will incorporate challenging reading assignments, both fiction and non-fiction, as a basis for thematic analysis of American literature. Frequent writing assignments will emphasize the writing process, mechanics, and the various types of compositions usually required in college courses. A research paper correctly using MLA conventions is required for successful completion of this course. The formal study of grammar, usage, spelling, and language mechanics is integrated into this course, and the vocabulary component will focus on words appropriate for SAT. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 5
  • 1009 ENGLISH 12 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The twelfth grade year of English focuses on the contributions of British and world authors. Students will learn to identify and communicate about the broad themes, trends, and cultural issues present in the literature. Students will hone their writing skills by writing papers that focus on clearly identified audience, purpose, thesis, and a well supported body that fulfills its stated purpose. Using technology, students will utilize the writing process to produce polished final documents. Students will also practice all phases of the writing process. The formal study of grammar, usage, spelling, vocabulary, and language mechanics will be integrated into the writing. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1010 ENGLISH 12 (College Bound) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a college preparatory course in critical reading, writing, and thinking in which students will experience a varied range of academic writing. Students will broaden their literary background with a focus on British and other world authors. In addition, the historical and cultural impact of the literature will be discussed. Students will learn to adapt the writing process and apply various organizational strategies to match the purpose of the individual assignment. Successful completion of a research paper using precise MLA guidelines is required for this class. Formal study of grammar, usage, spelling, and language mechanics is integrated into the study of writing, and SAT vocabulary study is included. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1000 ADVANCED ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (COLLEGE CREDIT) (BSU 103) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 11 &12 One Credit of High School English per cycle and 3 hours Ball State University Credit (if student successfully completes the composition component.) Student must be admitted to Ball State University as a *special high school student* and pay all enrollment and tuition costs when taking for college credit. PREREQUISITE: English 11 (College Bound) and permission of English teacher. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is comprised of two elements. A composition course comparable to the Ball State English Composition 103 course will be taught using university texts (student purchase) and assessment standards. In addition, literature will be studied using college level curriculum and assessment standards. (Jay School Corporation fees and texts rentals will apply.) This class will be graded on a weighted scale when calculating high school grade-point average. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. Juniors must have permission from English teacher 1001 ADVANCED ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS II (COLLEGE CREDIT) (BSU 104) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Advanced English/Language Arts (College Credit) with grade of “C” or higher. Student must be admitted to Ball State University as a *special high school student* and pay all enrollment and tuition costs. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is comprised of two elements. A composition course comparable to the Ball State English 104 course will be taught using university texts (student purchase) and standards. This class applies the fundamentals of rhetoric to the methods of research; the rhetorical nature of research; and the elements, strategies, and conventions common to research, including the visual as well as the verbal organization of new knowledge. Additionally, the literature will be studied using college level curriculum and assessment standards. (Jay School Corporation fees and text rentals will apply.) Student will receive one credit of high school per cycle and 3 hours Ball State University credit (if student successfully completes with “C” or higher). This grade will be graded on a weighted scale when calculating high school grade-point average. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. Seniors must have permission from instructor. 1012 JOURNALISM 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11 PREREQUISITE: None (This course not open to seniors) COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes units on: law and ethics; the history of journalism in the United States; study of mass communication and various mediums; writing skills including feature stories, sports stories, editorials, etc. This class will also briefly cover yearbook and newspaper layout, desktop publishing and photography. Students will be encouraged to enroll in an advanced class of newspaper or yearbook after successfully completing Journalism. 1016-1019 STUDENT PUBLICATIONS (Newspaper & Yearbook) 1-4 Cycles 1-4 Credits Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Journalism COURSE DESCRIPTION: Copy reading, copywriting, page layout, headline fitting, copy fitting, photography, desktop publishing, and business management are the elements emphasized in this course. This class will be totally responsible for the production of the school newspaper and yearbook. Teamwork and self-direction are a 6
  • must. 1014 SPEECH 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is offered as a multi-level course to meet the needs of all students interested in speech training. Students with no speech background will build confidence to handle any oral communication situation. Students will advance to persuasive and informative speaking as well as interpreting literature. This course is highly recommended for college bound students. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1015 ADVANCED SPEECH & COMMUNICATION 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Speech COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is meant to develop skills in manuscript speaking, literary interpretation, interpersonal communication, organized discussion and debate, and broadcast speaking. Students planning careers in politics, law, or education will benefit from this course. This is excellent preparation for college-bound students. 1002 CREATIVE WRITING 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None Students become familiar with standard literary elements through the reading and study of published prose and poetry and are taught to use those elements in their own writing. Additionally, students learn strategies for evaluation and responding to their own writing and the writing of others in a peer-sharing component. . *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. This counts as writing elective. FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES 1114 NUTRITION AND WELLNESS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Nutrition and Wellness enables students to realize the components and lifelong benefits of sound nutrition and wellness practices and empowers them to apply these principles in their everyday lives. Topics include impact of daily nutrition and wellness practices on long-term health and wellness; physical, social, and psychological aspects of healthy nutrition and wellness choices; planning for wellness and fitness, selection and preparation of nutritious meals and snacks based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Laboratory experiences which emphasize both nutrition and wellness practices. 1102 ADVANCED NUTRITION AND FOODS I 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Nutrition and Wellness COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a sequential course that addresses more complex concepts in nutrition and foods, with emphasis on contemporary economics, social, psychological, cultural, and global issues. Topics include nutrition and wellness for individuals and families across the life span; impacts of technology on nutrition; acquiring, organizing, and evaluating information about foods and nutrition; and exploration of careers in the food industry. 1106 CULINARY ARTS CAREERS I 2 Cycles 4 Cr. Grades 11 – 12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Foods I Culinary Arts Careers prepares students for occupations and higher education programs of study related to the entire spectrum of careers in the food industry, including (but not limited to) food production and services; food science, dietetics, and nutrition; and hospitality and tourism. Instruction and intensive laboratory experiences may include commercial applications of principles of nutritious, aesthetic, and sanitary selection, purchasing, storage, preparation, and service of food and food products; using and maintaining related tools and equipment; managing operations in food service, food science, or hospitality establishments; providing for the dietary needs of persons with special requirements; related research, development, and testing. Intensive laboratory experiences with commercial applications are a required component of this course of study. Student laboratory experiences may be either school-based or “on-the-job” or a combination of the two. Work-based experiences in the food industry are strongly encouraged. 1105 CULINARY ARTS FOUNDATION 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Nutrition and Foods I COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a sequential course that addresses even more complex concepts in nutrition and foods, with emphasis on quantity food production, sales, and profits. Techniques in candy making; cake decorating, breads and pies will be covered. The student may need to furnish some materials for extra 7
  • laboratory experiences. 1107 FASHION & TEXTILES FOUNDATION 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will construct two garments. An introduction to the serger and embroidery machines will be included. Students will be expected to furnish their own sewing supplies and fabric. 1108 FASHION & TEXTILES FOUNDATION I 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Fashion & Textiles Foundation COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will construct two garments and a pieced baby blanket as a service project for our community. Advanced techniques including the use of the serger and embroidery machine, will be included. 1109 FASHION & TEXTILES FOUNDATION II 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Fashion & Textiles Foundation I COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the class is on becoming independent by contributing to the classroom community in preparation for a possible career in the home through craft shows or Internet sales. A project- based approach that is selected and designed by the class will be utilized. Emphasis will be given to creating dolls for Riley Children’s Hospital that will be used to explain surgical procedures to children and a second project that the students will design and market in our own community. 1111 HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN FOUNDATIONS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is to select and plan living environments to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families throughout the family life cycle, considering a broad range of economics, social, cultural, technological, environmental and energy issues, impacts of technology, housing to meet the special needs, elements and principals of design related to interiors, floor planning skills, furniture and appliances. Art principles are emphasized through various lab experiences, field trips, and resource persons. 1113 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS I (FAMILY RELATIONS I) 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is to address the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors young adults need to participate in a positive, caring, and respectful relationship in a family situation. Topics include components of a health dating and marriage relationship, family lifestyles, human sexuality, parenting, aging, and death and dying. Guest speakers, projects, and field trips will enhance the curriculum. 1100 ADULT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The class is a continuation of Family Relations I. This course will study the effects of drugs, alcohol, rape, child abuse, spouse abuse, step-children, adoption, divorce, remarriage of the family and family budget. Guest speakers, projects, and field trips will enhance the curriculum. 1103 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is to help students understand the challenge and responsibility of guiding the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of the children. A project-based approach is used to integrate suggested topics into the study of the individual units. Opportunities to observe and participate in a preschool setting will be provided. 1104 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING I 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Child Development and Parenting COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is to address more complex issues of child development and early childhood education with emphasis on guiding, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and cultural development throughout childhood, including school age children. Students in this class will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating daily activities for preschool aged children in a child care setting. 8
  • 1112 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS 3rd block only 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is to address the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors all students need to participate in positive, caring, and respectful relationships in the family and with individuals at school, in the community, and in the workplace. Topics include components of a healthy relationship, roles and responsibilities in relationships, and factors that impact relationships. Building self-esteem, building communication techniques, and teamwork will be addressed 1101 ADVANCED ELDER CARE CAREERS I 1 Cycle 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of the course is on wellness throughout the life cycle. Topics include care of the elderly, diseases of the elderly, vital signs, activities of daily living, nutrition and wellness, elderly abuse, emotional health issues, community services and agencies. A Certified Nursing Assistant curriculum will be followed. The student will complete 35 hours of classroom instruction and 75 hours of floor training. FINE ARTS ART DEPARTMENT 1213 INTRODUCTION TO TWO DIMENSIONAL ART 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is the foundation of the art program. Students will practice basic techniques and styles of drawing, painting, and design. Students will also practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history will be included in relationship to art projects. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1214 ADVANCED TWO DIMENSIONAL ART I 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREDREQUISITE: Introduction to Two Dimensional Art COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class builds on the basic techniques of drawing, painting and design taught in Intro. to 2D Art. Students will continue to practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history will be included in relationship to art projects. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1215 ADVANCED TWO DIMENSIONAL ART II 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Two Dimensional Art I COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course continues the study of drawing, painting and design. More advanced techniques and styles are covered. A sketchbook is required for drawing outside of class. Students will continue to practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history will be included in relationship to art projects. 1216 ADVANCED TWO DIMENSIONAL ART III 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Two Dimensional Art II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course continues the study of drawing, painting and design. Sketchbooks are required. Students will continue to practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history will be included in relationship to art projects. 1217 ADVANCED TWO DIMENSIONAL ART IV 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Two Dimensional Art III COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is for students wishing to continue their study of techniques and styles in two-dimensional art. Assignments are individualized so that students may repeat this course and work at an increasingly advanced level. Students will continue to practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Some projects will relate to art history. 1218 INTRODUCTION TO THREE DIMENSIONAL ART 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Introduction Two Dimensional Art COURSE DESCRIPTION: Most of the work in this class is done in clay. Students will use coil and slab techniques to construct various types of pottery. Some sculpture work will be done in materials such as wire, plaster, wood or polymer clay (Sculpey). Students will also practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history may be included in relationship to projects. 9
  • 1219 ADVANCED THREE DIMENSIONAL ART I 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Three Dimensional Art COURSE DESCRIPTION: Most of the work in this class is done in clay. Assignments include review of coil and slab hand-building techniques in constructing various types of pottery. Students will also learn to use the pottery wheel. Some sculpture work will be done in materials such as wire, plaster, wood, clay, polymer clay, or mixed media. Students will also practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history may be included in relationship to projects. 1220 ADVANCED THREE DIMENSIONAL ART II 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Advanced Three Dimensional Art I COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is for students wishing to continue their study of techniques and styles in three-dimensional art. Assignments are individualized so that students may repeat this course and work at an increasingly advanced level. Students will also practice critical thinking about art and aesthetics. Art history may be included in relationship to projects. THEATRE DEPARTMENT 1209 TECHNICAL THEATRE/STAGE DESIGN 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Technical Theatre class will center around three major projects. Two of these are drafting/design projects, where students study a script, learn design theory and apply that theory in sets, lights and costume drawings. This class also discusses the history of technical theatre as well as criticism and aesthetics of design. This class will include small group work; while art and construction skills are helpful, they are not necessary. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1222 TECHNICAL THEATRE (SHAPESPEARE) 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the controversial theories of Shakespeare’s identity. Was the Bard truly a playwright? Students will read and interpret scenes from various Shakespearean comedies and tragedies as well as perform a memorized monologue. This course is designed for the serious student of theatre. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma. 1223 TECHNICAL THEATRE (STORYTELLING) 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the history of storytelling. All students will read folklore of at least five differing cultures as well as learn and perform stories for a public performance. Students will travel off-campus to perform storytelling concerts. Memorization and performance skills are helpful but not necessary. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma. 1224 TECHNICAL THEATRE (CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRODUCTION) 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Children’s Theatre Production is designed for the serious theatre student prepared to build, rehearse, and perform a play for young audiences. This class will travel off-campus for public performances. This course requires a significant amount of memorization and ensemble work. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma 1225 TECHNICAL THEATRE (STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, CANADA) 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course requires intense study of up to six plays which will be viewed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada, during fall break. Students traveling to Canada will need to raise funds for the trip and must have a passport. Musicals, plays, as well as Shakespearean comedies and tragedies will be viewed. Students will have an opportunity to take a workshop from a professional actor as well as attend a backstage tour of one of the plays viewed. 2010 selections may include: Peter Pan, Evita, Kiss Me Kate, As You Like It, and/or Dangerous Liason. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma 1210 THEATRE ARTS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the basic elements of acting such as movement, vocal control, balance, timing and characterization. Pantomiming, theater games, improvisations, and memorized scenes are standard activities in this class, which will also cover basic theater principles and the history of theater. Students must be mature enough for independent work. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 10
  • 1211 THEATRE ARTS I 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts or Approval by the Instructor. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for the student who is interested in further training in acting skills. Scenes and one act plays will be done. This class includes a significant amount of memorization and individual work and is quite different from the Theatre Arts course. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1212 THEATRE ARTS SPECIAL TOPIC 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts I or Approval by the Instructor. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for the serious student who has completed the first two drama classes and who desires further independent work in the field of theatre. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. MUSIC DEPARTMENT 1200 ADVANCED CHORUS* 4 Cycles 4 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: By audition only COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students taking Advanced Chorus/“Friendship Company” develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble singing, solo singing, and choreography. The chorus may be composed of all male, all female, or any combination thereof. The development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range are provided for students. Students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine and integrate music study into other subject areas. This class provides analyzing, vocal technique, and movement. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent. Students have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals. Students must participate in performances outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1201 ADVANCED CONCERT BAND (Band 10-11-12)* 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Previous band experience COURSE DESCRIPTION: An organization of woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists studying and performing musical literature representative of all musical periods. The band program includes both concert and marching activities and provides for further training of band performance at an advanced level. Performances outside of class are required. This course is open to students in grades 10-11-12. Participants should have previous band experience. Skills developed are: tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, and studying historical styles of literature. Students are required to participate in performances outside of the school day. Evaluation of music and performance is included. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1202 BEGINNING CHORUS* 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: none COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a choir of three-part singing and using choreography as well. Emphasis will be on “pop” music, swing, and Broadway song styles. It is a performing group of students who show excellence in vocal ability and showmanship. Students will be taught choreography, costuming, stage presence, poise, and vocal techniques. Dedication, commitment, and self-discipline are required. COST – Costume fee. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1203 DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE PERFORMANCE * 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: By audition COURSE DESCRIPTION: An organization of students which performs with the marching band at various parades, contests, and athletic events. Class will meet the same block as band. Various styles of dance and equipment routines will also be a part of the class. Performances outside of class are required. This course is open to all students in grades 9-12 by audition only. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1204 ELECTRONIC MUSIC (L) 1-2 cycles 1-2 Crs. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None High school students taking this course are provided with a wide variety of activities and experiences to develop skills in the use of electronic media and to incorporate current technology. Instruction is designed such that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. This course of study aids in the understanding of relationships between music and 11
  • disciplines outside of the arts. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1205 INTERMEDIATE CHORUS * 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Beginning Chorus or Approval from Instructor COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students taking Intermediate Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble singing, solo singing, and choreography. The chorus may be composed of all male, all female, or any combination thereof. Activities in this class create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature developmentally appropriate. Instruction is designed to that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine and integrate music study into other subject areas. Instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to analyze vocal technique, and movement. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent. The opportunity is given to experience live performances by professionals. Students must participate in performances outside the school day. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1206 INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND (BAND 9)* 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grade 9 PREREQUISITE: Previous band experience COURSE DESCRIPTION: An organization of woodwinds, brass, and percussion instrumentalists studying and performing musical literature representative of all musical periods. The band program includes both concert and marching activities. Performances outside of class are required. Skills developed are: tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, and analyzing music. Opportunities are given to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Participants should have previous experience. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1208 MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITIONS 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Students will need to be a member of one of the performing music organizations at Jay County High School or have had private music instruction. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students taking this course develop skills in the analysis of music and theoretical concepts. Students will: 1) develop ear training and dictation skills, 2) compose and arrange works that illustrate mastered concepts, 3) understand harmonic structures and analysis, 4) understand modes and scales, 5) study a wide variety of musical styles and 6) receive detailed instruction in other basic elements of music. FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT 1300 FRENCH I 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students begin by learning basic greetings and phrases, such as, “comment allez- vous?” and “Je m’appelle…” with which they might communicate in more than 35 countries around the world. Students will learn about the history, culture, and geography of France and some of her departments and territories. Students will be able to understand, speak, read, and write French on an elementary level, as well as have a greater understanding of their native English language at the close of this class. 1301 FRENCH II 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: French I COURSE DESCRIPTION: After the first touch with French culture, and language, students further develop their skills through increased study of grammar and vocabulary to allow the students to communicate more easily and accurately in French. Activities will include: speeches, situational dialogues, short stories, songs, etc. They will also study the regions of French with a cooking project. 1302 FRENCH III 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: French II COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of French III will be on using French everyday to communicate a wide variety of subjects. The language of the course will be French. There will be further study of vocabulary, grammar, history and literature. In French III, students will complete their basic grammar skills and focus on one of two big grammar chapters: irregular verbs and subjunctive. They will practice and review their active French skills by teaching at the elementary schools. They will be reading different short stories and authentic pieces of writing. They will be viewing one film in French (no subtitles) to increase vocabulary, discuss different parts of French culture and write about it. Each topic that is addressed in class will also be covered through a short essay that students will have to write in French. Note: French III and VI are taught in alternate years, and both levels are enrolled concurrently. 12
  • 1303 FRENCH IV 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: French III COURSE DESCRIPTION: As in French III, the focus of the class is to use French in daily communication over a variety of subjects. The language of the course will be French. As in French III, the students will view a film in French (no subtitles) to increase vocabulary and to discuss different parts of French culture and write about it. The students will be reading Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Here the students will read without using a dictionary, study new vocabulary words and explore different topics of friendship in longer essays. The big grammar chapter will be verb tenses. The project for this class is the production of a French children’s book which tells a children’s story (existing or original), in which all aspects of the language which have been taught during this year will be put to use. Note: French III and VI are taught in alternate years, and both levels are enrolled concurrently 1304 FRENCH V 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: French IV COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of this course is reading, speaking, writing and listening to French the entire time. Students will complete work in all four areas mostly independently. There will be a grammar review, a French movie for further vocabulary acquisition, literature from different sources and weekly oral work, which will be spoken on tape. When practical, French V will participate in course work with French III and/or French IV. A weekly or bi-weekly writing assignment of 150 words or more will also be completed. Students will also practice taking all parts (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of different standardized tests. 1305 FRENCH LANGUAGE, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: French III or higher COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of this course is reading, speaking, writing and listening to French the entire time. Students will complete work in all four areas mostly independently. There will be a grammar review, a French movie for further vocabulary acquisition, literature from different sources and weekly oral work, which will be spoken on tape. When practical, French AP will participate in course work with French III, French IV and/or French V. A weekly or bi-weekly writing assignment of 150 words or more will also be completed. Students will also practice taking all parts (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of different standardized tests. AP test will be required for AP credit. 1306 GERMAN I 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this class, students will get acquainted with the language that has a long history in Indiana (80 years ago, over 50% of the newspapers in Indianapolis were in German), and which is still spoken in form of a special dialect today by the Amish. Spoken in five European countries, German is also one of the three languages used by the European Union and it is an important business language. Students will begin with “Guten Tag!” “Wie geht’s?”, and “Ich heisse…”, and will be able to read, write, speak and understand German at an elementary level. Students will also learn about German culture, history, food, and traditions through projects, songs, slides and more. 1307 GERMAN II 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: German I COURSE DESCRIPTION: After their first encounter with German culture and language, students will continue to study more vocabulary and grammatical structures to improve and broaden their German communication skills. They will learn more about the German-speaking nations and their cultural and historical heritage through projects, films, slides, etc. Class activities will include situational dialogues, speeches, short story reading and writing, songs, etc. 1308 GERMAN III 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: German II COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will study more advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures through reading different types of literature, such as fairy tales, and through listening to authentic songs. The focus in grammar is on narrative past, adjective endings and relative clauses. These are taught and practiced by using authentic texts and essay writing assignments. A cultural project on German art through the ages will be done to assess intercurricular skills and language skills acquired throughout the course. Everyday conversations in German will also be held to improve speaking and listening skills. The students will teach their active knowledge of the language to students at the elementary schools or middle schools. 13
  • 1309 GERMAN IV 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: German III COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on using German in all four aspects of communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening) the entire time. The language of the course is German. Students will review previously studied grammar and will improve their grammar skills by studying the finer points of German grammar. The will read the novel Der kleine Prinz to broaden their German vocabulary and to discuss important personal topics such as friendship in essays and classroom discussions. They will write a children’s book in German as an assessment of grammar and vocabulary skills. They will also watch a German language film in German to increase their vocabulary and to discuss different aspects of German history and culture. The focus is on the divided Germany after World War II and the reunification in 1990. The students will also practice taking different standardized tests in the German language. Note: German IV and German V are taught in alternate years, and both levels are enrolled concurrently. 1310 GERMAN V 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: German IV COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on using German in all four aspects of communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening) the entire time. The language of the course is German. Students will review previously studied grammar and will improve their grammar skills by studying the finer points of German grammar. The students will read Die weiße Rose, an account of the lives of three university students in Munich during World War II, and they will also watch the movie by the same name to increase their German vocabulary, discuss current and historic topics in German and learn about German history. The students will also practice taking different standardized tests in the German language. Note: German IV and German V are taught in alternate years, and both levels are enrolled concurrently. 1311 GERMAN LANGUAGE, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: German III or higher COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of this course is reading, speaking, writing and listening to German the entire time. Students will complete work in all four areas mostly independently. There will be a grammar review, a German movie for further vocabulary acquisition, literature from different sources and weekly oral work, which will be spoken on tape. When practical, German AP will participate in course work with German IV and German V. A weekly or bi-weekly writing assignment of 150 works or more will also be completed. Student will also practice taking all parts (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of different standardized tests. AP test will be required for AP credit. 1317 SPANISH I 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISTE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this class, you will get acquainted with the language of over 350 million people and of 21 countries, by studying only one language. You will begin with “Como esta usted?” and will be able to communicate at an elementary level with Spanish speaking people. You will be able to understand, speak, read, and write elementary everyday Spanish. You will also learn about the cultures of several Spanish speaking countries. 1318 SPANISH II 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish I COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will review Spanish I, and will build from that to broaden your knowledge of Spanish and of Spanish speaking people. You will master more advanced Spanish, and your skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing will increase greatly. 1319 SPANISH III 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish II COURSE DESCRIPTION: The basics that you have learned in Spanish I and II will be reviewed, while more complex ideas such as the usage of the subjunctive and of compound tenses will be presented. Some literary works and cultural concepts will be discussed primarily in Spanish. Increasing your vocabulary and expressing yourself in Spanish are priorities. You will share your Spanish knowledge with elementary and/or junior high students. 1320 SPANISH IV 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish III COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class communication is almost entirely in Spanish. Using Spanish for active written/spoken communication is the goal; the course encompasses aural/oral, reading comprehension, composition, and grammar. You will be able to respond to factual and interpretive questions, interact in 14
  • complex social situations, and express opinions and make judgments. 1321 SPANISH V 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class communication is almost entirely in Spanish. Using Spanish in a near native manner for active written/spoken communication is the goal; the course encompasses aural/oral, reading comprehension, composition, and grammar. You will be able to comprehend/summarize the content of articles as well as analyze the plot, characters. . . in authentic literary texts. You will be able to initiate and participate in Spanish conversations as well as develop/propose written solutions in Spanish to issues and problems. 1322 SPANISH LANGUAGE AP 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Spanish V COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class communication is almost entirely in Spanish. This course, based on content established by the College Board, is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish. Using Spanish in a near native manner for active written/spoken communication is the goal; the course encompasses aural/oral, reading comprehension, composition, and grammar. You will be able to accurately comprehend spoken Spanish as well as fluently express your ideas orally in Spanish. You will be able to accurately comprehend/summarize Spanish articles/literature as well as fluently compose expository passages in Spanish. AP test will be required for AP credit. 1312 LATIN I 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Latin lives today through our Roman heritage of its language, customs, culture, government, literature, architecture, etc. Since over 60% of our English words are derived from Latin, a student’s vocabulary automatically increases. The meaning of English words is understood from the Latin derivation. Latin helps to build a technical vocabulary needed in the professions of medicine, pharmacy, law, the sciences, etc. Latin abbreviations, words, phrases, and mottoes in common English usage re learned. The structure and grammar of our English language are better learned and understood. Translating stories and myths give additional background. 1313 LATIN II 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Latin I COURSE DESCRIPTION: All the objectives and goals of Latin I are continued, further developed, and deepened in the second year. Translating provides students with fluency and mastery of both Latin and English language usage. From the study of travels, mythology, and Roman Empire history, students grow in understanding the culture of the time and our country’s heritage. Latin tells us much about our own world. 1314 LATIN III 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Latin II COURSE DESCRIPTION: Third year Latin offers the advanced Latin student a wide variety of Roman authors. Such authors could be Eutropius, Cicero, Caesar, Pliny and Petronus. Selections from Cicero’s philosophical works and his letters provide an introduction to his speeches against the conspirator Catiline. In addition, grammar review will be included, and a concentrated emphasis upon historical, cultural, and political civilization of Rome will be stressed. Concentrated vocabulary development in preparation for PSAT and SAT tests is part of the 1st semester study. 1315 LATIN IV 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Latin III COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fourth year Latin offers the advanced Latin student a careful study of various Roman writers including Vergil. A Continuation of historical and cultural aspects of Rome will be included. 1316 LATIN V 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Latin IV COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students relate issues and problems, that are of concern today, to similar issues and concerns in classical civilizations; demonstrate an understanding of the principal elements of various types of Latin literature; and analyze the structure of both authentic prose and poetry. 15
  • HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1405 & 1405 PHYSICAL EDUCATION I & II 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Physical Education I & II continues to stress the health-related fitness activities and developing the skills necessary for a lifetime of activity. This program includes skill development in individual as well as team activities along with the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty. With block scheduling in place, a fitness related activity will be completed each day along with the logical skills, and mental aspects of each activity will be addressed. Flag football, soccer, tennis, softball, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and other developmental activities will be offered. Grading will be based on a combination of learning rules and strategies along with participation and skill development. Adapted physical education is offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment. 1402 & 1403 ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (RECREATIONAL) 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physical Education I & II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an elective co-educational physical education course open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The course provides a variety of sports activities which have extensive carry- over value. Skills developed in these activities prepare the individual to more fully enjoy himself during leisure time. The list of activities in which the student may participate are as follows: Flag Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Swimming games, Jogging, Bike Riding, Softball (slow pitch), Racquetball, and Handball. A maximum of six credits may be earned in Elective P.E., limited to two Elective P.E. classes per year. 1407 & 1408 ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR LIFE CLASS 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physical Education I & II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will promote lifetime sport and recreational activities and provide an opportunity for an in-depth study in specific areas. Activities may include (1) health-related fitness activities (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), (2) aquatics, and (3) outdoor pursuits. The course will include the study of physical development concepts and principles of sport and exercise as well as opportunities to develop or refine skills and attitudes that promote lifelong fitness. Students will have the opportunity to design and develop an appropriate personal fitness program that enables them to achieve a desired level of fitness. Ongoing assessment will include both written and performance-based skill evaluation. A maximum of six credits may be earned in Elective P.E., limited to two Elective P.E. classes per year. 1400 & 1401 ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (BODY CONDITIONING) 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physical Education I & II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a one cycle elective course for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Emphasis in this course will be on extensive body conditioning, through lifting, running, and other training activities. A maximum of six credits may be earned in Elective P.E., limited to two Elective P.E. classes per year. 1406 HEALTH EDUCATION 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grade 10 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is structured in such a manner as to enable the student to more fully understand and appreciate the extensive change he is undergoing during his adolescent years. It also provides the student with the opportunity to develop skills in emergency first-aid care, to develop an awareness in regard to home, school, and traffic safety, and to make him aware of the multiplicity of vocations in the field of health. A new unit stressing the use, abuse, and effect of drugs will receive special attention. Peer care teams may be a part of this course. PROJECT LEAD THE WAY 1507 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11 PREREQUISITE: Must be enrolled in Algebra and an interest in Engineering COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Engineering Design is an introductory course in Project Lead the Way, which develops student problem solving skills with emphasis placed on the development of three- dimensional solid models. Students will work from sketching simple geometric shapes to applying a solid modeling computer software package. They will learn a problem solving design process and how it is used in industry to manufacture a product. The computer Aided Design System (CAD) will also be used to analyze and evaluate the product design. 16
  • 1511 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering Design . Recommended C or higher in Algebra COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the second class in the engineering PLTW series. This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop problem solving skills by tackling real- world engineering problems. Through theory and practical hands-on experiences students address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change. The course of student includes: Overview and Perspective of Engineering. Students learn about the types of engineers and their contributions to society. Design Process. Students learn about problem solving and how products are developed to include how engineers work in teams. Communication and Documentation. Students collect and categorize data, produce graphic presentations, keep an engineer’s notebook and make written and oral presentations. Engineering Systems. Students learn about mechanical, electrical, fluid, pneumatic and control. Statics. Students learn about measurement, scalars and vectors, equilibrium, structural analysis of strength of materials. Materials and Materials Testing. Students learn the categories and properties of materials, how materials are shaped and joined, and material testing. Thermodynamics. Students will earn about units and forms of energy, energy conversion, cycle efficiency and energy loss, and conservation techniques. Engineering for Quality and Reliability. Students will use precision measurement tools to gather and apply statistics for quality and process control. Students will also learn about reliability, redundancy analysis, factors of safety, and liability and ethics. Dynamics. Students will be introduced to linear and trajectory motion. 1502 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 2 Cycles, 2 Credits Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Principles of Engineering COURSE DESCRIPTION: Digital Electronics Technology is a course of study in applied digital logic that encompasses the design and application of electronic circuits and devices found in video games, watches, calculators, digital cameras, and thousands of other devices. Instruction includes the application of engineering and scientific principles as well as the use of Boolean algebra to solve design problems. 1505 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 2 Cycles, 2 Credits Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Digital Electronics COURSE DESCRIPTION: Engineering Design and Development is designed to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of engineering and engineering technology. Instruction will emphasize underlying principles of engineering processes and the development of three-dimensional solid models. Instructional activities will build skills ranging from sketching simple geometric shapes to applying a solid modeling computer software package. 1510 PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (PLTW) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9 -10-11 PREREQUISITE: COURSE DESCRIPTION: Will engage students in rigorous and relevant hand-on problems related to the human body, cell biology, genetics, diseases, and other Biomedical Science topics. 1506 HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Intro to Bio-Medicine COURSE DESCRIPTION: Human Body Systems is a course designed to engage students in the study of basic human physiology and the care and maintenance required to support the complex systems. Using a focus on human health, students will employ a variety of monitors to examine body systems at rest and under stress, and observe the interactions between the various body systems. 1514 MEDICAL INTERVENTION 2 Cycles, 2 Credits Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Human Body Systems COURSE DESCRIPTION: Medical Intervention is a course that studies medical practices including interventions to support humans in treating disease and maintaining health. Students will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. Using 3-D imaging software, students will design and build a model of a therapeutic protein. 17
  • 1515 BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION 2 Cycles, 2 Credits Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Medical Intervention COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this capstone course, students design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness. They apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 1610 PRE-ALGEBRA 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Pre-Algebra is a two cycle course which provides the incoming mathematical background, skills, and thinking processes necessary for the successful completion of the first course in Algebra. Topics include whole numbers, integers, rationales, decimals and their applications, number theory, ratio, proportion, percent, equations, graphing, square roots, and appropriate geometric concepts. The instructional program of this course should provide for the understanding and use of the concepts as well as their application through appropriate problem-solving situations. 1603 ALGEBRA I – 4 Cycles 4 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Algebra I is a four cycle course which provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take a geometry course and other advanced math courses. Those algebraic skills will be used in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function will be emphasized throughout the course. The student taking this course may proceed to either geometry or algebra 2 allowing flexibility to the order of this sequence of classes. Graphs and equations of functions are introduced as well as scientific notation, ration, percents, and variation problems. * Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1604 ALGEBRA I 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Algebra I is a two cycle course which provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take a geometry course and other advanced math courses. Those algebraic skills will be used in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function will be emphasized throughout the course. The student taking this course may proceed to either geometry or algebra 2 allowing flexibility to the order of this sequence of classes. Graphs and equations of functions are introduced as well as scientific notation, ration, percents, and variation problems. * Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1608 GEOMETRY 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra I COURSE DESCRIPTION: Geometry will stress the uses of deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions. Properties and relationships of geometric entities will include the study of angles, lines, planes, congruent triangles, similar triangles, similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, polygons, circles, and spatial drawings and relationships. The course will develop an understanding of the need for proof, and the use of logic in developing proof. Algebra will be the tool for handling most geometric problems. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1605 ALGEBRA 2 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra I COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course to further skills learned in Algebra I. More emphasis is given to the logical structure of mathematics. Areas receiving attention are: linear and quadratic inequalities, graphing in the Cartesian coordinate plane, simultaneous equations, introduction to the field of complex numbers, right triangle trigonometry, conversions of rectangular and polar coordinates, and addition of vectors. This course is a prerequisite for advanced courses in the mathematics curriculum. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1606 ALGEBRA 2 – 4 Cycles 4 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Math Approval Required COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course to further skills learned in Algebra I. More emphasis is given to the logical structure of mathematics. Areas receiving attention are: linear and quadratic inequalities, graphing in the Cartesian coordinate plane, simultaneous equations, introduction to the field of complex numbers, right triangle trigonometry, conversions of rectangular and polar coordinates, and addition of vectors. This course is a prerequisite for advanced courses in the mathematics curriculum. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course 18
  • 1611 PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This integrated course is the culmination in the process of acquiring the fundamental skills of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. These basic sills are expanded to include: Logarithmic equations, trigonometric identities, conic sections, matrices and determinants, echelon solutions, and proofs of geometry. Much emphasis is placed on abstract word problems. *A Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1600 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS (CALCULUS) (IU – Math 215 - College Credit) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: 2 yrs. of Algebra, 1 yr. Geometry, Pre-Calculus. Student must be admitted to Indiana University as a *special high school student* and pay all enrollment and tuition costs when taking for college credit. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will cover limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications, techniques of integration, and infinite series. It will also cover max/mins. And solids of revolution. This course will be an excellent introduction of the AP level Calculus course. This course is offered for dual credit (I.U. & JCHS) *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1607 CALCULUS AB -ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is a college level course. It is for the student who will have to take a calculus course at the college level. This class is to prepare the student for taking the AP Calculus Test AB. The material covered is mostly first term calculus. Credit to almost any university or college may be obtained by passing the AP test. Whether the student is interested in college credit or not, this class will give the student a feel for a college-type course. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. AP test will be required. 1609 MATHEMATICS LAB 1- 2 Cycles 1- 2 Cr. Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: This course must be taken concurrently with a Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mathematics Lab provides students with individualized instruction designed to support success in completing mathematics coursework aligned with Indiana Academic Standards for Mathematics. This course does not meet mathematics credit requirements for graduation. This course may be offered for one to eight elective mathematics credits. *Teacher recommendations required. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY 1704 & 1705 PEER TUTORING 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. A total of two credits may be earned in this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Peer tutors working with special education students will be provided experiences through which they can develop their understanding of the handicapping conditions and issues relating to the integration of students with substantial handicaps into the school and community, and explore career options in the field of special education and human services. The course will provide a balance of class work relating to handicapping conditions, teaching and behavior management, observation of teachers, and instruction. 1700-1703 CADET TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1-4 Cycles 1-4 Credits Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: College prep curriculum and 2.7 grade point average at the end of 5 terms. Must have own transportation. A total of four credits may be earned in this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a course for seniors who are interested in becoming teachers. Each student will be assisting an elementary, or junior high school teacher. The student will help the elementary/junior high school teacher in many phases of the teaching profession. Experience is limited to grade K through Grade 8. CAREER EXPLORATION INTERNSHIP 2 cycles 2 credits Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Permission of the principal is required. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Career Exploration Internship course is a paid or unpaid work experience in the public or private sector that provides for workplace learning in an area of student career interest. Unlike a cooperative education program where students gain expertise in a specific occupation, the career exploration internship is intended to expose students to broad aspects of a particular industry or career cluster area by rotating through various departments. In addition to their workplace learning activities, students participate in 1) regularly scheduled meetings with their classroom teacher, or 2) a regularly scheduled seminar with the teacher, for the purpose of helping the student make the connection between academic learning and their work- related experiences. Specific instructional objectives for the internship must be written to clarify the expectations of all parties – the student, parent, employer, and instructor. 19
  • SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 1802 BIOLOGY I – (L) 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grade 9 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Biology I is a laboratory course based on the Core 40 requirements for a college entrance class. The student will study through the use of textbooks, activities, laboratories, and field exercises, the following five topics: molecules and cells, developmental and organismal biology, genetics, evolution and historical perspectives, as well as ecology. Working individually or in small groups, students will be expected to: (1) gain an understanding of the history and development of biological knowledge and its usefulness and importance, (2) explore the uses of biology in various careers, and (3) investigate biological questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Life Science Course. 1808 & 1809 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE, (L) 2 Cycle 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Two cycles of Biological Science. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the study of the earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and its celestial environment. Students will analyze and describe Earth’s interconnected systems. Students examine energy at work in forming and modifying earth materials, landforms, and continents through geological time. Through regular laboratory and field investigations, students understand the history and development of the earth and space sciences. It will also deal with the global trends having the most impact on the earth: population growth and increasing consumption, degradation of soils, global atmospheric changes, and loss of biodiversity. Political and societal issues, which affect the earth, will also be covered. Topical studies such as natural resources (air, water, and soil) and energy (production, conservation and efficiency) will also be covered. *Core 40 and Academic honors Diploma Physical Science course. 1801 ADVANCED SCIENCE, SPECIAL TOPICS (L) (ASTRONOMY II) 2 Cycle 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Completion of Earth and Space Science I, and Algebra I. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The advanced space/science course will cover the major areas of astronomy but in more detail than the regular course. Topics to be included are: review of constellations and stars, mechanics of the solar system, composition of planets and moons, energy production by stars, life cycles of stars, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes and their uses, composition and mechanics of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies, strange galaxies, and quasars. Also modern theoretical topics will be discussed including: The Big Bank, black holes, Einstein’s relativity, space travel, the visible universe, etc. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course 1806 CHEMISTRY (L) 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Enrolled or completed Algebra II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students who plan to go to college and a firm grasp of Algebra is essential. The study of chemistry offers a program which is both vital and basic, needed to meet the needs of today’s high school students. The topics covered in this course will include: the metric system, matter, properties of H20, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, formula and equation writing, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, gas laws, and solubility. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Physical Science course. 1807 CHEMISTRY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (L) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I and Algebra 2 NOTE: This course will be offered in 2011-12. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students pursuing a career in Science. College credit may be earned based upon the score received on the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam. This course will emphasize the structure of matter, gas laws, thermodynamics, reaction rates (kinetics), acids and bases, equilibrium, redox reactions, solubility, and organic chemistry. Class time will be predominantly lecture with laboratory experiments to complete the material discussed. This course will require class work done at home. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Physical Science course. Seniors – AP test will be required 1812 PHYSICS I (L) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Completed Geometry. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course would be beneficial for anyone planning to go to college or a technical school. This course will cover the fundamental concepts of physics and will give students a foundation for college science and engineering courses. Physics concepts will be studied by answering questions on the reading material, problem solving, experiments, projects, and demonstrations. The following topics will be studied: Vectors, mechanics, (study of motion, forces, momentum, energy), thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, modern physics concepts and nuclear physics. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Physical Science course. 20
  • 1813 PHYSICS II, OTHER (L) 2 Cycle 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physics I, Pre-Calculus COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help students who will be majoring in engineering or physics at the college level. This class will be problem oriented with limited lab work. The class will cover mechanics, the study of the motion of objects, and any first year topics not covered in as much depth as needed. Provides for the in-depth study of a limited number of topics and applications of physics. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Physical Science course. 1805 BIOLOGY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (L) 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 NOTE: This WILL NOT be offered in 2010-11 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Placement Biology is designed for the student wishing to pursue college- level biology. Emphasis will be placed on facts, principles, processes, and relationships of the whole of life. Areas of study will be varied and will be categorized as molecular, cellular, organismal (systems and whole body), and population. Class time will be predominantly lecture with laboratory and audio-visual time inserted when possible and where applicable. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Life Science course. Seniors – AP test will be required. 1800 ADVANCED SCIENCE, SPECIAL TOPICS (L) (ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY) 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I or Physics I, Biology I COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course the student will study the structure and function of the systems found in the body as it relates to organisms used for dissection. This class will utilize application based instruction. Many job opportunities are in the medical field. This class would be beneficial for students planning to enter a one, two, or four year post secondary program in health related fields. Students will be required to have study skills to keep up with the pace of the class. This course requires a tremendous amount of memorization. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Life Science Course. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 1904 GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE WORLD 2 Cycle 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISTE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Geography and History of the world is designed to enable students to use the geographic “way of looking at the world” to deepen their understanding of major global themes that have manifested themselves over time – for example, the origin and spread of world religions, exploration,*Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma Course. 1910 WORLD HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Geography & History of the World recommended. COURSE DESCRIPTION: World History will provide the student with a study of selected world cultures of the past. The course will provide a basis for students to compare and analyze patterns of culture, emphasizing both the differences and similarities of human experiences and behavior. The first cycle will include prehistory, early and classical world civilizations, Europe in the Middle Ages, the European Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the rise of modern European nation-states. The second cycle will focus on western civilizations from the late 18th century to the post World War II world. Topics of cycle two may include the English Civil War, French and American Revolutions, modern imperialism and nationalism, 20th Century conflicts and cooperation, and an analysis of the world since World War II. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1908 UNITED STATES HISTORY 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grade 11 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: United States History is a two-semester course, which builds upon concepts developed in previous studies of American history. Students in this course are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and movements in the development of the nation. Students are expected to trace and analyze chronological periods and examine the relationship of significant themes and concepts in Indiana and United States history. Students should exercise their skills as citizens in a democratic society by engaging in problem solving and civic decision-making in the classroom, school, and community setting. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 21
  • 1909 ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: 2 cycles of U.S. History or Teacher recommendation of student. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The class will prepare students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year introductory college courses. The course is designed to give students grounding in the subject matter of United States history and in the major interpretive questions that derive from the study of selected themes. Students will be prepared for the College Board Examination for advanced placement United States history. Students successfully completing the examination may earn college credit for introductory level Unites States history. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. Seniors – AP test will be required. 1901 CURRENT PROBLEMS, ISSUES, AND EVENTS 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9- 10- 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Current Problems, Issues, and Events provides opportunities to apply techniques of investigation and inquiry to the study of significant problems or issues. Students develop competence in: (1) recognizing cause and effect relationships, (2) recognizing fallacies in reasoning and propaganda devices, (3) synthesizing knowledge into useful patterns, (4) stating and testing hypotheses, and (5) generalizing based on evidence. Problems or issues selected should have contemporary historical significance and should be studied from the viewpoint of the social science disciplines. Community service programs, such as internships or other service experiences within the community, might be included. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1906 SOCIOLOGY 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sociology provides opportunities to study human social behavior. The sociological perspective is a distinct method of studying recurring patterns in people’s attitudes and actions and how these patterns vary across time, among cultures, and in social groups. Students will study the development of sociology as a social science and identify methods and strategies of research. Students examine society, group behavior, and social structures. The influence of culture on group behavior is addressed through areas of content including social institutions such as the family, religion, education, economics, and government. Students will also explore the impacts of social groups and social institutions on individual and group behavior and examine the changing nature of society. The development of group organizations and interactions, the factors that influence group behavior and social problems, and the impact of cultural change on society are included in the study. Students will study a range of social problems and examine the role of the individual as a member of the community. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1905 PSYCHOLOGY 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The Standards have been divided into six content areas. These areas include: Scientific Methods, Developmental, Cognitive, Personality, Assessment and Mental Health, Socio-cultural and Biological Bases of Behavior. In the Scientific Methods area, research methods and ethical considerations are discussed. Developmental psychology takes a life span approach to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development. Cognitive aspects of psychology focuses on learning, memory, information processing, and language. Personality, Assessment and Mental Health topics include psychological disorders, treatment, personality, and assessment. Socio-cultural dimensions of behavior deal with topics such as conformity, obedience, perceptions, attitudes, and the influence of the group on the individual. The Biological Bases focuses on the way the brain and nervous system functions, including topics such as sensation, perception, motivation, and emotion. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 1902 ECONOMICS 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Economics is the social studies course that examines the allocation of scarce resources and their alternative uses for satisfying human wants. Key elements of the course include a study of scarcity and economic reasoning, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will explain that because resources are limited, people must make choices in all aspects of daily life and demonstrate understanding of the role that supply, demand, prices, and profits play in a market economy. Students will examine the functions of government in a market economy and study market structures, including the organization and role of businesses. Students will understand the role of economic performance, money, stabilization policies, and trade of the United States. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course. 22
  • 1903 MACROECONOMICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1 Cycles 1 Cr. Grade 11, 12 PREREQUISITE: 1 cycle of Economics COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Placement Macroeconomics is a course based on the content established by the College Board. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determinations, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Topics include: (1) Basic economic concepts, (2) measurement of economic performance, (3) national income and price determination, (4) economic growth, and (5) international finance, exchange rates, and balance of payments. 1911 MICROECONOMICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 11, 12 PREREQUISITE: Economics COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Placement Microeconomics is a course based on content established by the College Board. The course gives students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economics system. Topics include: (1) basic economic concepts, (2) the nature and functions of product markets, (3) factor markets, and (4) market failure and the role of government. *Core 40 & Academics Honors Diploma 1900 CITIZENSHIP AND CIVICS 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grade 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None Citizenship and Civics is a course designed to help students become independent thinkers, conscientious citizens, develop leadership skills and become aware of needs and issues with their community. The course focus will be 1) examining and defining the roles and responsibilities of the individual within a community; 2) identifying and exploring community issues and problems; 3) identifying and exploring assets within the community that focus on service to the community; 4) developing leadership skills and qualities that assist in community service; and 5) exploring the development and implementation of community service projects. This course is intended to help prepare students to successfully participate in the Senior Service Learning project of Jay County High School 1907 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: United States Government provides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of constitutional representative democracy in the United States. Responsible and effective participation by citizens is stressed. Students will understand the nature of citizenship, politics, and government when they understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and be able to explain how those rights and responsibilities as citizens are part of local, state, and national government in the United States today. Students examine how the United States Constitution protects individual rights and provides the structures and functions for the various levels of government affecting their lives. Students will also analyze how the United States government interacts with other nations. Students inquire about American government through primary and secondary sources and articulate, evaluate, and defend positions on political issues. Students can explain the roles of citizens in the United States and the participation of individuals and groups in government, politics, and civic activities, recognize the need for civic and political engagement of citizens, and exercise rights and responsibilities in order to preserve and improve their civil society and constitutional government. Students must complete six hours of community service to receive credit for United States Government. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma courses. 1913 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grade 12 PREREQUISITES: United States Government COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics is a course based on content established by the College Board. Topics include: (1) constitutional underpinnings of United States government, (2) political beliefs and behaviors, (3) political parties, interest groups, and mass media, (4) institutions of national government, (5) public policy, and (6) civil rights and civil liberties. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma. 23
  • 1912 PSYCHOLOGY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 1 Cycle, 1 Credit Grades 11, 12 PREREQUITSITE: Psychology COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Placement Psychology is a course based on content established by the College Board. This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes. Topics include: (1) history and approaches, (2) research methods, (3) biological bases of behavior, (4) sensation and perception, (5) states of consciousness, (6) learning, (7) cognition, (8) motivation and emotion, (9) developmental psychology, (10) personality, (11) testing and individual differences, (12) abnormal psychology, (13) treatment of psychological disorders, and (14) social psychology. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Elective. SPECIAL CLASSES 3002 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2 Cycle, 2 Credits Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will learn how to locate and participate in leisure, recreation, community activities, and in using community services (e.g., stores, banks, medical facilities, health department, and social services). The student will also learn how to complete paperwork for medical treatment, community services, insurance, etc., and will respond appropriately to environmental cues such as signs and sirens. 3004 HOME LIVING 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades, 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will follow daily living routines (e.g., personal hygiene, dressing, and selecting clothes) they will also make purchases, plan, prepare, and stores food; maintains healthy diet. The student will also learn how to perform light household maintenance, and follow disaster safety routines for fire and natural disasters. 3007 HOUSEHOLD & MONEY MANAGEMENT 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades, 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will create and maintain a checking and savings account, learn how to manage money such as; counting money makes change, budgets, paying taxes, and monthly bills. The student will also evaluate cost of services regarding banking, telephone, leasing, credit cards, and loans. They will learn to locate reasonable housing for themselves, understand rental agreements, and set up a living setting for themselves. 3013 LAW & POLITICS 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will learn how to participate in voting and political decision-making, and will gain an understanding of basic local, state, and national laws. The student will also learn the rights as a person with a disability. 3015 PERSONAL SAFETY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades, 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will learn to perform basic first aid and seeking medical assistance when appropriate, know CPR and when it is necessary. The student will also understand when it is appropriate to call 911, practicing community safety routines, understanding the concepts of sexuality and making informed choices regarding sexual behavior, and will demonstrate an understanding of basic parenting skills. 3016 SELF-ADVOCACY 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will learn to express strengths and needs, ask for accommodations when needed, and will assertively advocate for self in situations outside of school. The student will also express preferences appropriately, respond appropriately to typical exchanges with others, and will learn to resolve conflicts through discussion, reasoning, and compromise. 3019 TRANSITION 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The students will learn skills regarding finding and obtaining a job, going to job interviews, exploring career options, and career interest surveys. The student will also learn the basic independent living skills needed to live on their own, finding a house/apartment appropriate for them, and basic self-care/personal care needed for living on one’s own. 24
  • 3022 TRANSPORTATION 2 Cycle, 2 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will select appropriate modes of transportation for themselves, review requirements needed for a driver’s license, and learn how to organize transportation for themselves in regards to the their location in the community. The student will also learn how to navigate through the community with their mode of transportation and will learn some basic automotive maintenance schedules and routines. 3032 *BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - MATH 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Not passing GEQ exam COURSE DESCRIPTION: Basic Skills Development is a multidisciplinary course which provides students continuing opportunities to develop the basic skills including: (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) listening, (4) speaking, (5) mathematical computation, (6) note taking, (7) study and organizational skills, and (8) problem- solving skills that are essential for high school course work achievement. 3031 *BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – ENGLISH 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Not passing GQE exam COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class provides students an opportunity to develop basic skills in 1) reading, 2) writing, and 3) listening and study organizational skills. 3045 *ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grade 9 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Physical activities designed to meet individual needs. Enrollment by case conference, therapist, doctor. 3014 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course addresses anger and ways to control it along with attitudes towards self and others. Young adults need these behaviors for a positive, caring and respectful relationship with society. Topics will include: learning to make appropriate comments and follow directions, identify feelings that cause inappropriate behavior and how to solve conflict in different situations. This class may be repeated for credit. 3027-3030 WORK TRAINING 1 Cycle 1 Cr. Grade 9-10-11-12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Work experience in various community job sites assisted by the job coach. Non- paid employment. (1) Follow job coach’s instructions; (2) Be introduced to a variety of entry level jobs. (3) Gain job experience and job skills (4) Build a job portfolio; (5) Receive constructive criticism and job evaluations. This may be repeated. 3025 & 3026 WORK ADJUSTMENT 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grade 11-12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Develop strategies and skills needed to meet the expectations and challenges of the modern work place. (1) Develop personal hygiene habits needed in workplace; (2) Learn the necessary skills to cooperate with supervisors and coworkers; (3) Develop strategies to manage time and information; (4) Understand and follow workplace rules; (5) Develop communication and social skills. This may be repeated. COMMUNITY WORK 1 Cycle 1 Cr Grades 11-12 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a paid on-the-job learning experience that the student secures with the opportunity to work one or two blocs. The student is responsible for all aspects of the job. (1) Arrive on time and maintain perfect attendance; (2) dress appropriately; (3) contact supervisor in the event of an emergency; (4) cooperate and communicate with supervisors and coworkers; (5) perform job accurately and efficiently; (6) maintain appropriate attitudes. This may be repeated. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT 2009 HORTICULTURE SCIENCE 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will address the biology and background field of horticulture as it relates to plants. Topics covered will include: reproduction, plant propagation, plant growth, growth media, hydroponics, horticulture therapy, water and fertility management, fruits, vegetables, and weather influences on production. Students will participate in labs and be performing numerous experiments as it relates to class content. Some work will be performed in the greenhouse facility. This course will fulfill two credits of minimum science credit for general graduation requirements. 25
  • 2010 HORTICULTURE SCIENCE/GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION & FLORICULTURE 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a hands-on class that significant time will be spent working in the greenhouse. Students will get wet and dirty in this class on a regular basis. The course content will focus on those topics in horticulture that directly relate to greenhouse production. Topics include: production techniques, hydroponics, annual flower production, perennial flower production, fruit & vegetable production techniques, herbaceous plant care, plant propagation techniques, fertilizing, watering techniques, photoperiod control, forced blooming, growth regulators. In addition students will spend time learning techniques for fresh and dried flower arrangement. This course will fulfill two credits of minimum science credit for general graduation requirements. 2013 SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE) (GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS) 3RD Block only 4 Cycles 2 Credits Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Greenhouse Production COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a hands-on class that significant time will be spent working in the greenhouse. Students will get wet and dirty in this class on a regular basis. The course content will focus on those topics in horticulture directly related to greenhouse operations and management. Topics include management practices for field and greenhouse productions, marketing concepts, hydroponics systems, financial factors associated with operating a greenhouse, and employability skills. Students participate in a variety of activities including extensive laboratory work usually in a school greenhouse 2011 LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Provides students with an overview of the many career opportunities in the diverse field of landscape management. Students will be introduced to the procedures used in planning and design of a landscape using computer CAD system. The topics include: landscape construction, landscape maintenance, landscape installation, brick patio construction, turf care and installation, nursery production, pruning techniques, plant ID, employee management, and irrigation systems. This class will spend several weeks outside in spring working on projects for the school district. This class will require physical work to perform class activities . 2014 SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE) 4 cycles 2 credits Grades: 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Ag COURSE DESCRIPTION: Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain experience in the agriculture field(s) in which they are interested. Students should experience and apply what is learned in the classroom, laboratory, and training site to real-life situations. Students work closely with their agricultural science and business teacher(s), parents, and/or employers to get the most out of their SAE program. This course can be offered each year as well as during the summer session. SAE may be offered as a Cooperative Education Program. Curriculum content and competencies should be varied so that school year and summer session experiences are not duplicated 2008 FUNDAMENTALS OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE & BUSINESS 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a first course in Vocational Agriculture and is recommended before taking other production classes in Vocational Agriculture. This course is recommended for FFA members or incoming FFA members. This course includes activities in orientation and guidance, opportunities in agricultural occupations, community service projects, supervised work experience programs, and FFA. Student learning objectives are defined. Instruction includes not only agriculture education standards but many academic standards are included through the use of “hands-on” problem-solving, individual and team activities. 2007 ANIMAL SCIENCE/SMALL ANIMAL VET SCIENCE 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide real and simulated animal experience with small animals. Students will have lab work on class topics that will be comprehensive to small animal species. Lab experience will also include an aquaculture lab studying both fresh and salt water fish species. Topics include: anatomy and physiology, animal care, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, animal health, biotechnology, and environmental requirements for animals. Students completing this course will be able to apply principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems. This course will fulfill two credits of minimum science credit for general graduation requirements. 26
  • 2005 ANIMAL SCIENCE/ANIMAL PRODUCTION 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREDREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to cover production issues and situations. A great deal of class time will be spent evaluating efficiencies in production operations. This course will cover mainly large animals utilized fro food. Topics include: reproduction, feed efficiency, nutrition, genetics, animal health, livestock evaluation, best management practices, grooming, showing, and careers in animal science. Students will take field trips to local livestock facilities as part of the coursework. This course will fulfill two credits of minimum science credit for general graduation requirements. 2003 AGRICULTURE MECHANIZATION I 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 9-10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Agricultural Mechanization is a lab intensive course in which students develop an understanding of basic principles of selection, operation, maintenance, and management of agricultural equipment in concert with utilization of safety and technology. Topics covered include: small engine repair, welding, concrete, wood, metal, electricity, electronics equipment, building agriculture related buildings and structures, safety and safety resources, career opportunities in the area of agricultural mechanization and employability skills. 2004 AGRICULTURE MECHANIZATION II 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Agriculture Mechanization COURSE DESCRIPTION: Agricultural Mechanization is an intensive course in which students develop and understanding of basic principles of selection, operation, maintenance and management of agricultural equipment in concert with utilization of safety and technology. Topics covered include: large gas and diesel engines, power transfer systems including hydraulic systems, arc, metal fabrication such as MIG, TIG and SMAW, precision farming equipment, global positioning systems, career opportunities in the area of agricultural mechanization and employability skills. 2015 AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION TECHNOLOGY 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 PREREQUISITE: Students that plan to receive a post-secondary degree in agriculture or return to the “modern” family farm. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Agricultural Mechanization Technology is a course in which students develop an understanding of basic principles of selection, operation, maintenance, and management of agricultural equipment in concert with utilization of safety and technology. Topics covered include: electricity and electronics, recirculation aquaculture systems, hydroponics systems, surveying, precision farming equipment, remote sensing technology and global positioning systems equipment, building agriculture related buildings and structures including greenhouses, tillage, planting, irrigation, spraying, grain and forage harvesting, feed and animal waste management systems, agricultural industry communications and customer relations, safety and safety resources, career opportunities in the area of agricultural mechanization and employability skills. *Core 40 & Academics Honors Diploma Course. 2002 AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION FABRICATION 4 cycles 4 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Agriculture Mechanization II COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course if four cycles and advanced mechanics for those students who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in Ag Mechanics. Arc, Mig, and gas welding will be covered in relations to agricultural uses such as the planning, construction of metal products. Students should have access to projects to work on in the shop. Emphasis on projects that utilize a combination of mechanical applications. Students will produce Agri products utilized in the Ag industry. 2006 FARM MANAGEMENT 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 11, 12 PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Agriculture Science and Business or by permission of the teacher. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Farm Management is a course that introduces students to the principles of farm organization and management with the utilization of technology. It covers the effects of good and poor management on a farm, economic principles, decision-making, and methods for organizing and planning, getting started in the farming business, farm record keeping systems, risk management, and career opportunities in the field of farm management. 27
  • 2000 ADVANCED LIFE SCIENCE, ANIMALS (COLLEGE CREDIT) 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Life Science, Animals, is an interdisciplinary science course that integrates biology, chemistry, and microbiology in an agricultural context. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out animal-based laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. This class will study unifying themes in chemistry and biology in conjunction with animal taxonomy, life at the cellular level, organ systems, genetics, evolution, ecology, and current issues in animal science. Students completing this course will be able to solve problems related to biology and chemistry in highly advanced agricultural applications of animal development. * Credit through Ivy Tech or Purdue. Core 40 & Academic Honors Diploma Life Science Course 2001 ADVANCED LIFE SCIENCE, PLANT AND SOIL (L) (COLLEGE CREDIT) 2 Cycles, 2 Cr. Grades 11, 12 PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced Life Science, Plant and Soil, is a standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates the study of advanced biology, chemistry, and earth science in an agricultural context. Students formulate, design and implement agriculturally-based laboratory and field investigations. Focus is on chemical reactions of matter in living and nonliving materials. Students examine the internal structure, functions, genetics and processes of living plant organisms and their interaction with the environment. Students will solve problems related to both biology and chemistry in the context of highly advanced agricultural applications of plants and soils. *Core 40 & Academic Honors Life Science Course. Credit through Ivy Tech or Purdue VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENT 2108 & 2109 INTERDISCIPLINARY COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 4 Cycles 8 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Qualified Juniors and Seniors. COURSE DESCRIPTION: ICE is a Vocational Education Program which combines related classroom instruction with paid on-the-job learning experiences consistent with the student’s career objective. The student attends school for a portion of each school day and works on-the-job for a minimum of 15 hours per week. ICE students, usually seniors, receive academic credits for both the classroom activities and the on-the-job training. The Vocational areas include Agribusiness, Business & Office, Health Careers, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing and Industrial Occupations. ICE is a full year class, not intended for 7 semester graduates. Good attendance is a must. NOTE: 7th semester graduates or Early Dismissal students will NOT be selected for this program. 2116 RADIO/TV BROADCASTING/TELEVISION 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Telecommunications provides instruction for various communications, media, production and post production. Emphasis should be placed on career opportunities, production, programming, announcing, broadcast equipment operation, news and sports casting, broadcast regulations and laws, station organization, technical, and oral and written communication, and listing skills. 2117 RADIO/TV SPORTS BROADCASTING (SPORTS BROADCASTING COURSE) 2 Cycles 2 Cr. Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for individuals interested in gaining sports broadcasting experience, Skills and strategies designed to launch a sports broadcasting career. Students will gain experience in sports announcing, sports talk show host and production, sports commentating, sports writing and promotion, and telecast operation. 2120 RADIO/TV BROADCASTING/TELEVISION 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: 1520 – Radio/TV Broadcasting/Television COURSE DESCRIPTION: Telecommunications provides instruction for various communications, media, production and post production. Emphasis should be placed on career opportunities, production, programming, announcing, broadcast equipment operation, news and sports casting, broadcast regulations and laws, station organization, technical, and oral and written communication, and listing skills. This class will produce Jay Today. The four cycle class will be based on auditions. 28
  • 2107 HEALTH SCIENCE I & 2110 HEALTH SCIENCE II 4 Cycles 4 Cr. Grades 11-12 Fee: Lab coat, notebook with dividers for second cycle, CPR $20.00. PREREQUISITE: It is recommended that students have Biology I and Algebra I, with a grade of C or better. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the health care field. The student learns through classroom instruction, realistic classroom laboratory and “hands-on” clinical experience. The skills learned and clinical experiences gained are of value for entry-level employment or as preparation for college or vocational school. Major areas of instruction include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, skills for health care workers and job-seeking skills. 2121 VOCATIONAL AUTO MECHANICS 1 4 Cycles 4 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Preparation for entry into the automotive repair trade or other related occupations. The entry into this program is limited to students who plan to work in this industry immediately after graduation, or for those who plan to enroll in a related trade school program. Training is intense and attitudes are stressed. This class is offered at South Adams in Berne, IN. 2123 VOCATIONAL AUTO MECHANICS 2 4 Cycles 8 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Vocational Auto mechanics 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Same description as Vocational Auto mechanics 1. Students must have transportation to Berne. 2125 VOCATIONAL BUILDING TRADES 1 4 Cycles 8 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: The students will be introduced to Architectural print reading, and the fundamentals of construction. They will learn the techniques of framing, roofing, wiring, interior finishing and many other techniques involved in the construction industry. 2126 VOCATIONAL BUILDING TRADES 2 4 Cycles 8 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Vocational Building Trades 1, or by special arrangement. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Vocational Building Trades Class is a three-hour block of time, aimed at general construction training. We will leave each day to work on a job site. This class may help you get a construction job, find an apprenticeship or enter a two or four year construction college. This is a HANDS-ON- SKILLS training class for jobs. Open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. You may qualify for one year credit toward an associate degree by taking this course in high school. 2127 VOCATIONAL BUILDING TRADES 3 4 Cycles 8 Cr Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: Vocational Building Trades 2, or by special arrangement. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will perfect their skills and work toward leadership skills. 2103 ELECTRONIC TECH I 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra I COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge in electronics and basic skills which prepare graduates for advanced schools or the job market. All electronics classes have articulation agreements with some universities so that as you are earning high school credits you are also earning college credits as well. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experiment approach to learning electronic theory and practical repair. Subjects covered include DC Theory, AC Theory, basic transistor circuits, analog circuits, repair and troubleshooting techniques, as well as the use of electronic instruments. In addition to teaching the actual skills involved in electronics, there will also be instruction in communications, computer concepts, and practical math skills. 2104 ELECTRONIC TECH II 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Electronic Tech I COURSE DESCRIPTION: The second year of electronics study is concentrated upon different types of solid- state devices, digital and linear circuits, advanced troubleshooting and repair projects. All electronics classes have articulation agreements with some universities so that as you are earning high school credits you are also earning college credits. The practical science of electronic circuits and application is studied with much emphasis on Computers, Programmable Logic Controllers, CNC equipment, robotics, AC variable drives, etc. The objective is to give the student as much exposure on the different types of equipment that businesses, industry, and colleges are using now and in the future; which better prepares the graduate for advanced school or the job market. Using a hands-on approach to a maximum extent as possible. In addition to teaching the actual skills involved in electronics there will also be instruction in communications, computer concepts, and practical math skills. 29
  • 2105 ELECTRONICS TECH III 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grade 12 PREREQUISITE: Electronic Tech II COURSE DESCRIPTION: The student will pick an area of independent study combining his gained knowledge from the past courses. Objectives, time limiting, costs and methods of grading will be spelled out before the independent study will be allowed. All electronics classes have articulation agreements with some universities so that as you are earning high school credits you are also earning college credits as well. This course is designed to be very flexible, but it is understood that the instructor has final say over that will be accepted or rejected. It is also understood that the instructor will use local industry or colleges as a resource in developing the area in which the student has expressed an interest. That resource may be used to assist in developing grading cost, etc. The objective is to get the student into an in depth study of “real” world situations in their area of interest. 2101 ELECTRONICS I – COMPUTER REPAIR 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Algebra I COURSE DESCRIPTION: Computer Repair and Maintenance Technology prepares students to assemble, install, program, operate, maintain, service, and diagnose operational problems in computer systems. The curriculum also includes the study of electrical and electronic circuits and mechanical devices used in computer construction; their combination into systems in individual computers or networked installations; and, the instruments used to detect weaknesses or failure in electrical systems in computers. *Core 40 and Academic Honors Diploma course 2106 GRAPHIC IMAGING TECHNOLOGY 2 Cycles 2 Cr Grades 10-11-12 PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed as an introductory course into photo-offset printing. Students will learn about the various areas and careers within the field of graphic arts. Classroom projects will be produced and the student has a wide variety of experiences tailored to his/her interest. 2100 COMMERCIAL ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN 4 Cycles 4 Cr. Grades 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Beginning Vocational Graphic Arts COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed as an advanced photo-offset printing. Students will learn about the various areas within the field of graphic arts. Individual projects as well as some production projects will be completed in the class. Emphasis will be placed on developing technical skills in the graphic arts area. Successful completion of Advanced Vocational Graphic will allow students to further their knowledge in either a 2 year or 4 year college or allow him/her the opportunity for entry-level positions into various printing careers. This class may be repeated. 2129 PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY I (Machine Trades) 4 Cycles 4 Cr Grades 10-11-12 (SOUTH ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL) FEE PAID AT JCHS PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Precision Machine Technology I prepare students for the Machining, Tool & Die, and Mold Making industries. Classroom and hands-on experience provide the job entry skills in virtually every industry worldwide, including but not limited to: Automotive, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Electronics, Industrial Automation, Medical, Farming. This class is project oriented with classroom activities intended to reinforce skills and safety used in today’s high paying, high security careers. In both the beginning and advanced classes, there will be an emphasis on problem solving skills as students work on assigned projects. 2130 PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY II (Machine Trades II) 4 Cycles 8 Cr Grade 11-12 (SOUTH ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL) PREREQUISITE: None COURSE DESCRIPTION: Precision Machine Technology II involves students in Designing, Engineering, Machining, and Assembling their very own project in a team environment and then manufacturing the project in the shop, using skills learned in the Beginning Machine Trades class along with building new skills to prepare students for the workplace, tech schools, and/or 4-year schools. In both the beginning and advanced classes, there will be an emphasis on problem solving skills as students work on assigned projects. . 30