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  • 1. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Georgetown ISD uses the new state Achieve and areas of student interest. The programs of study Texas initiative to provide students with a rigorous in the following section include templates and course and relevant high school experience. The Program descriptions for 4-year planning and may be modified of Studies framework organizes core academic and to meet students’ individual career goals. elective courses around career areas of interest. Students completing any of the programs of Each of the twelve programs of study aligns study will graduate prepared for post-secondary knowledge and skills with requirements of business education or training and/or entry-level career and industry employment standards, state high placement. school graduation requirements, college readiness Are you interested in wildlife, animals, parks, or forestry? Are you curious about the physical world and concerned about the environment? Do you like physical activity? Do you like to observe, learn, investigate, or solve problems? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Animal Science/ Horticulture Vet Tech Program 9th BCIS* BCIS* Animal Science Plant and Animal Production Canine Science 10th Intro to Building Skills* Intro to Horticultural Science Equine Science Horticulture Plant Production 11th Wildlife/Recreation Mgt. Landscape, Design, Construction & Maintenance Ag Metal Fabrication* Small Engine Intro to Vet Science Intro to Building Skills* Ag Metal Fabrication* Business Management 12th Business Management Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep CTE Independent Study All the Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources program courses are one-semester courses and students are required to complete an SAEP (Supervised Agricultural Experience or Project). There are 50 different areas from which a student may select an SAEP that appeals to his/her career interest. By enrolling in Agricultural courses, students are then eligible to participate in FFA, a student leadership organization that helps students to build knowledge and skills by allowing them to participate in leadership and career development activities and competitions. Through membership in the FFA, students may apply for scholarships valued up to $10,000 to further their education in the field of agriculture science. PLANT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTION Credit: ½ 1
  • 2. Grade Placement: 9th Credit: ½ Prerequisite: None Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: Animal Science and either Equine or This introductory course provides a Canine Science foundation n working with plants and animals. The importance and influence of soil, plants and animals This course provides training in the licensing are emphasized. The conservation of natural field of veterinary medical assistant. The course resources will also be covered. Students will includes, but is not limited to, animal handling and participate in project assignments. restraint, health and safety, sanitation, surgical preparation, anatomy, physiology, medical ANIMAL SCIENCE terminology, infectious diseases, instrument and Credit: ½ equipment identification, vaccine preparation and Grade Placement: 9 -12 injection techniques, laws and ethics, and veterinary Prerequisite: None office procedures. As part of the instruction, reinforcement of basic skills is provided to assist Animal Science is designed to provide students in practicing communication skills, utilizing knowledge and skills in working with farm and listening skills to follow directions, practicing basic companion animals. Animal health, reproduction, and math skills as applied to a medical setting, and nutrition for livestock, horses, and pets are discussed. reading to gain information and to perform assignments and tasks as directed. CANINE SCIENCE Credit: ½ INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING SKILLS Grade Placement: 9 -12 Credit: ½ Prerequisite: None Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: None This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of the care, breeding, and Introduction to Building Skills (Introduction to raising of dogs for fun and/or profit. Students will Agricultural Mechanics) is an introductory course that study the responsibility of dog ownership, selection of explores the many aspects of building skills. During breed, anatomy, nutritional requirements, grooming the course, the students will learn both academic and requirements, training and handling of dogs, genetics technical skills related to career employment such as: and breeding, and career opportunities in this safe use of tools, basic arc welding, plumbing, evolving field. electricity, carpentry, and concrete construction, and personal skills development. This course may be EQUINE SCIENCE articulated for college credit. To receive the college Credit: 1/2 credit the student must complete this course and Ag Grade Placement: 10-12 Metal Fab with an overall average of 80 or higher and Prerequisite: None additional required courses from the participating college. This course deals with selection and management of horses. Areas of instruction are AG METAL FABRICATION* selection, feeding, health care and horsemanship. Credit: ½ Grade Placement: 10-12 WILDLIFE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT Prerequisite: Intro to Building Skills Credit: 1/2 Grade Placement: 10 -12 This shop class will allow students to learn Prerequisite: None skills in arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, and oxy-fuel cutting. Each student will have the This course is designed to allow the student opportunity to operate both stick welders and wire to explore the many careers related to wildlife welders. The student will also be introduced to the management and recreation. The opportunity to plasma arc cutting machine. Students should be study and analyze the cause and effect of genetics, prepared for careers in metal fabrication at the entry nutrition, changing environmental conditions, and level. Safety clothing and equipment is required for political influences on the wildlife population will this course. This course is articulated for college expose the student to many skills needed in this field. credits but students must complete Intro to Building All aspects of non-game as well as game Skills and earn an “80 or above” in each course to management will be offered. Outdoor recreation receive the college credits. management and its importance are covered as well. This course is designed for students who have an interest in the outdoors and a desire to enter the field of wildlife and recreation management. INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY 2
  • 3. SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY Georgetown Independent School District. This work- Credit: 1/2 based course is designed to develop fundamental Grade Placement: 10 -12 work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job Prerequisite: None training which combine academic training with practical work experience compatible with the This course is designed to allow students to student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be develop skills related to small engine operation, granted with the successful completion of this course. repair, and maintenance. In this class students will Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours have the opportunity to learn the theory of engine (approximately 15 hours each week of the school operation, both 4-stroke engines, including major calendar year) of approved work hours in order to overhaul and tool identification and proper usage are receive the state credits for the course. Students may addressed. NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must secure other employment within five work days. INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE SCIENCE Credit: ½ CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Grade Placement: 10 -12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Plant and Animal Production Science Grade Placement: 11-12 recommended Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s This course is designed as an introductory, interest, and teacher approval overview course to the field of horticulture sciences. The curriculum will emphasize helping students build This course enables students to apply their technical skills as they study the science of knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- planting and growing plants. In addition, entrepreneur approved project using a variety of resources. The and career opportunities will be explored. This will be focus of this course is to allow the student to work a hands-on lab class. This course incorporates the independently on an original project. The student will Junior Master Gardener program. research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging HORTICULTURE PLANT PRODUCTION technologies. Upon completion of this course, the Credit: ½ student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work Grade Placement: 10 -12 and will present it to a panel of individuals, including Prerequisite: Introduction to Horticultural Science teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This This course is designed to help students course will count as a measure for the rigorous develop skills in the production of greenhouse / Distinguished Graduation Plan. nursery plants and the maintenance of plant growth and propagation structures. This will be a hands-on lab class. This course incorporates the Junior Master Gardener program. LANDSCAPE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE Credit: ½ Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Horticulture Science This course provides students with the knowledge and hands-on experiences related to the design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes and turf areas. The curriculum for the course covers such topics as site analysis, design sketches, plant identification and selection, and planting, fertilizing, watering, and trimming landscape plants. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION Credit: 2-3 Grade Placement: 11- 12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable transportation, employed and teacher approval Diversified Career Prep is a high school course that provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills related to future careers through on-the-job training at businesses and industries which work in cooperation with the 3
  • 4. Do you like paying attention to detail? Do you like working in groups to accomplish tasks? Do you like reading and using manuals and blueprints? Do you like a varied work environment? Do you like working with computers and technology? Do you like using logic or scientific thinking to deal with many different types of tasks? Do you have mechanical ability? Do you have good mathematical and science skills? Do you have manual dexterity? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Architecture and Construction Architecture and Construction Technical Careers Professional Careers 9th BCIS* BCIS* 10th Business Management Business Management Landscape Design Landscape Design Interior Dynamics Interior Dynamics Construction Careers I Construction Careers I 11th Housing Housing 12th Construction Careers II Engineering Design Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep CONSTRUCTION CAREERS I Prerequisite: Construction Careers I Credit: 2 Grade Placement: 10-12 This advanced course continues the NCCER Prerequisite: Algebra I curriculum. This second year course offers additional training in roof framing, windows and exterior doors, This course teaches the foundation wall and ceiling framing, floor systems, hand and knowledge and skills required for a career in the power tools, wood building materials, fasteners, building/construction industry. This course uses the adhesives and project management. This course is nationally recognized National Center for Construction operated as a business. This course provides a 4
  • 5. utilization, factors affecting housing choices, Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours technology applications, and basic housing (approximately 15 hours each week of the school construction features. Other topics are interior and calendar year) of approved work hours in order to exterior environmental issues impact of housing receive the state credits for the course. Students may decisions on managing multiple family, community, NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must and career roles; career options; and housing trends secure other employment within five work days. for the future. INTERIOR DYNAMICS Credit: ½ Grade Placement: 10-12 Prerequisite: None This course covers the concepts and skills basic to a career in residential or commercial design, as well as skills to enhance design in personal living. Content addresses design practices and influences, space planning, principles and elements of design, furnishings, legal considerations, the impact of technology on interiors, budgeting and consumer decision-making, safety, the care and maintenance of interiors, and career preparation. Laboratory experiences may include hands-on work with design materials, resources, and certified interior designers. CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s interest Teacher approval This course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- approved project using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original project. The student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work and will present it to a panel of individuals, including teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will count as a measure for the Distinguished Graduation Plan. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION Credit: 2-3 Grade Placement: 11- 12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable transportation, employed, and teacher approval Diversified Career Prep is a high school course that provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills related to future careers through on-the-job training at businesses and industries which work in cooperation with the Georgetown Independent School District. This work- based course is designed to develop fundamental work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job training which combine academic training with practical work experience compatible with the student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be granted with the successful completion of this course. 5
  • 6. Are you creative, innovative, imaginative and flexible? Do you like working independently on self-directed projects? Do you have artistic ability, musical ability and/or dexterity? Do you like to express your feelings and ideas? Do you enjoy working as part of a creative team? If you answered "yes" then one of these many careers may be for you! ART I Credit: 1 Students will understand and execute the Grade Placement: 9 -12 Elements of Art and Principles of Design through the Prerequisite(s): None lens of a camera. As a class, we will study the work of photographers and videographers in the world of Art I is a beginning art class covering Art dating back to the beginning of the processes. perception, creative expression, art history, and We will analyze the work and apply the concepts we aesthetic judgment. All art work will illustrate, discuss to the work the students will produce while compare, and contrast the elements of art. Students exploring and expanding the students' creative will demonstrate proper use of various art media. abilities. This course is designed to give the students They will also compare and contrast different art the fundamentals needed in beginning visual arts Fine Arts Teacher Music/Art Therapy Journalism Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra or Art, Band, Choir, Dance Visual Media 9th Orchestra or Dance Intro to Health Science Tech 9th Newspaper Art, Band, Choir, Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra or Orchestra or Dance Dance Child Development Health Science Tech I Journalism 10th Analysis of Visual Media Practical Writing Art, Band, Choir, Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra or 11th Orchestra or Dance Dance Photojournalism Early Childhood Health Science Tech II Newspaper/Yearbook 1 Art, Band, Choir, Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra or 12th Orchestra or Dance Dance Newspaper/Yearbook 2 Ready, Set, Teach Health Science Tech III Diversified Career Prep. styles and trends throughout art history and apply through a concentration. A lab fee and/or equipment their own aesthetic judgment in evaluating the may be required of students. artwork. Students must provide some supplies. There may be a $25.00 lab fee for an art kit ART II DRAWING Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): Art I ART II PHOTOGRAPHY Credit: 1 Art II Drawing is a second year art class. It Grade Placement: 10 -12 will focus on creative expression and exploring Prerequisite(s): Art I different media and techniques. Constant use of the 6
  • 7. Elements and the Principles will make the student characterization, movement, voice and diction, scene more aware of his/her own be introduced using art study, performance, and some elements of technical criticism and analysis. Students must provide some theater. Students are required to attend and analyze supplies. There will be a $5 lab fee. live theatrical events and some rehearsal and performance time may be required outside of class. ART II PAINTING Credit: 1 (2 semesters) THEATRE II Grade Placement: 10 -12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite(s): Art I Grade Placement: 10-12 Prerequisite(s): Theatre I, teacher recommendation Painting II is a second year art class. It will include perception, creative expression, art history, Theatre II is a full year course designed to and aesthetic judgment of painting. Various painting continue student growth in the study of theater. media will be used to illustrate color theory and color Students will experience theatrical literature of greater schemes. Art criticism and analysis will also take complexity, continue in-depth scene study and place through leading painters and their artworks. characterization, and demonstrate advanced acting Students must provide some supplies. There will be a techniques. Students are required to attend and $5 lab fee. analyze live theatrical events. PRE-AP ART PORTFOLIO THEATRE III, IV Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10-12 Grade Placement: 11 - 12 Prerequisite(s): Art I Prerequisite(s): Theatre I and II teacher recommendation This course provides a head start to the AP Portfolio student. The Pre-AP student follows a Theatre III / IV is a full year course designed course outline similar to the level III AP student. The to extend and continue the advanced experiences in assignment load will be lighter but the student will be Theatre II. Scene study, theatre history, performance, expected to prepare a portfolio for future use. This auditioning, directing, and playwriting will be studied course includes field trips and in class in greater depth. Students will have “hands-on” demonstrations. First semester is Drawing and 2D; experience in directing, playwriting, auditioning, and Second semester is 3D. All students must purchase will also work with problems of production and some supplies. There will be a $5.00 lab fee. performance. Students are required to attend and analyze live theatrical events. AP ART PORTFOLIO Credit: 1 THEATRE PRODUCTION Grade Placement: 11 -12 Credit: ½ -4 Prerequisite(s): 2 Art credits, teacher Grade Placement 9 -12 recommendation Prerequisite(s): Audition for a production (cast or crew) This class is designed to prepare a student to compile a portfolio of their own artwork that would Theatre Production is scheduled after school meet the requirements of the College Board as rehearsals/performances. Theatre Production is a Advanced Placement program. The course will follow co-curricular laboratory. The course comes into four basic strands of study: perception, creative existence when auditions are held for a production; it expression/ performance, historical and cultural is designed to give students credit for their work in heritage and creative evaluation. We will select from a play production activities which are scheduled outside variety of art media and tools to communicate specific of regular school hours. As a result, students do not ideas in drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry, enroll in this course, but may receive 1/2 unit of credit sculpture, ceramics, and fiber art. The student will be when 80 hours of work are completed on a theater preparing to have his/her portfolio read by the College production outside of regular school hours. The hours Board Advanced Placement committee, for which are cumulative, and a student may need to participate there will be a fee. The course includes field trips and in two or more productions before earning 1/2 unit of on site demonstrations/printouts. Students may credit. choose to prepare a 2-D or 3-D portfolio. There is a $40.00 slide fee and mandatory supply fee. THEATRE I TECHNICAL THEATRE I-IV (R) Credit: 1 Credit: 1-3 Grade Placement: 9 -12 Grade Placement: 10-12 Prerequisite(s): None Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Theatre I, middle school Theatre, or approval Theater Arts I is a full year course designed of PAC Technical Director to introduce the student to theater. The class will include theater terminology, mime, improvisation, 7
  • 8. This is a year long course where students Orchestra provides opportunities for will research and design theatrical sets, scenery, individual achievement through auditions for region lighting, sound, costumes, properties, and makeup. and All-State Orchestra as well as UIL solo and Students will also be trained in state management ensemble competition. Practices before and after and crew work. Students are required to begin a school and performances for eligible students at UIL, professional portfolio with items in each of the TMEA, and music festivals are an integral part of the aforementioned areas. All students are required to orchestra program and attendance is required. Ninth fulfill a minimum of 20 hours work per 9 weeks graders will be placed in a class at the NGC. outside of school, not to include the crewing the annual musical which is required as a stand alone INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE I, II, III, and IV grade. Students are also required to work on a crew Band & Orchestra for a GISD grade 6-12 theatrical production each Credit: 1 semester (not to include the musical). Crews for Grade: 9 -12 performances at the Klett P.A. C. are also chosen Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in Band or from this class. Students can earn an extra theatre Orchestra production credit by serving in this capacity and working an additional 7.5 hours each 9 weeks for a Students receive experience in like family total of 30 additional hours. instrumental groups to increase their individual and group performance skills. Supervised instruction of MARCHING AND CONCERT BAND I, II, III, IV musical and technical skills through like family Credit: 1-4 instrumental ensembles enhances the student’s ability Grade Placement: 9 -12 as he/she performs as a participant of the band or Prerequisite(s): Middle School Band preferred but not orchestra. required PRE-AP MUSIC THEORY I Band provides opportunities for individual Credit: 1 achievement through auditions for District, Region, Grade: 10 -12 Area, and All-State Band and through U.I.L. Solo- Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in band, choir, or Ensemble competition. Practices before and after orchestra school and performances in competition for eligible students at U.I.L., T.M.E.A., and music festivals are This course is a comprehensive study of the an integral part of the band program and attendance materials of counterpoint and harmony emphasizing is required. Participation in Marching Band is chords, scales, and musical forms and part-writing. In required. Ninth graders will be in the GHS Marching addition, basic ear training will be covered. band in the Fall semester and then be placed in one of two 9th grade concert bands. AP MUSIC THEORY II Credit: 1 J.V. BAND Grade Placement: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite(s): Pre-AP Music Theory I Grade Placement: 9 -12 Prerequisite(s): None This course is a continued study of the materials of counterpoint and harmony. Focus will be Open to any students who have never on preparing students to take the AP Exam. played an instrument. Transition to regular band class Advanced harmony and part-writing will be covered may happen second semester. as well as advanced ear training. JAZZ ENSEMBLE I, II, III, IV CO-ED DANCE I Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 9 -12 Grade Placement: 9 -12 – (Boys and Girls) Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in a GHS music Prerequisite(s): None class or Director Approval Dance I is a course designed to introduce Study of jazz music and styles will be the student to the fundamentals of dance. This class explored. Outside performance are required will include dance technique and history in ballet, throughout the year. There will be GHS Jazz classes modern, jazz, improvisation, and choreography. as well as a separate Jazz Band at the NGC. Students can receive PE or Fine Arts credit for this course. Fall and spring after school rehearsals and recital participation is required. ORCHESTRA I, II, III, IV CO-ED DANCE II Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 9-12 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): Middle School Orchestra preferred, Prerequisite(s): Dance I assessment completion or but not required. Director approval Teacher approval required if first time player. 8
  • 9. Dance II is a course designed to allow The Georgettes are selected based upon students a more in-depth study of the fundamentals of judging in the annual tryouts. The dance team dance. This class will include dance technique and participates in summer dance camps, football, history in ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, and basketball and contest seasons, and spring show. choreography as well as an overview of dance Before school practice is required as well as one history. Students can receive PE or Fine Arts credit class period for the year. Students may receive a PE for this course.. Fall and spring after school or Fine Arts Credit for this course. rehearsals and recital participation is required. DANCE I: DANCE TEAM ROOKIES CO-ED DANCE III & IV Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 9 Grade Placement: 11 -12 Prerequisite(s): Audition Only Prerequisite(s): Dance II assessment completion or Teacher approval This class is designed to prepare Georgette Dance Team rookies to be a member of the Dance III & IV is a course designed to allow performance Georgette Dance Team. The class will students a more in-depth study of dance technique combine elements of dance technique with specific and history in ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, and focus on dance team concepts. There will be choreography as well as an overview of dance mandatory outside of class time commitments. history. Students can receive PE or Fine Arts credit Students may receive a PE or Fine Arts Credit for this for this course. Fall and spring after school course. rehearsals and recital participation is required. CHORALE WOMEN DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY I & II (Choral Music I, II, III, IV) Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Grade Placement: 9 -12 Prerequisite: Teacher approval Prerequisite(s): Audition only Dance Choreography is an advanced dance This is a competition choir open to students. class focusing on choreography for one of the dance Students placed in this choir work on development of organizations (Georgettes or Colorguard). This class vocal technique and sight-reading. Attendance at all is highly focused on independent study with concerts is mandatory. individualized training in their specific areas of specialization. This course is a year long course and CHORALE MEN may include additional performances outside of the (Choral Music I, II, III, IV) dance organization. Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 9 -12 DANCE I, II, III, IV - Prerequisite(s): Audition only COLORGUARD/WINTERGUARD Credit: 1 This is a competition choir open to students. Grade Placement: 9 -12 Students placed in this choir work on development of Prerequisite(s): Audition Only vocal technique and sight-reading. Attendance at all concerts is mandatory. Colorguard is a year round class in which students learn dance and body principals and apply SELECT WOMEN them to the art of colorguard and it’s components of (Choral Music I, II, III, IV) flag, rifle, sabres, and various props. The year Credit: 1 includes performances and participation at summer Grade: 10 -12 camps, football games and contests with the Prerequisite(s): Audition only Marching Band, recitals, as well as a series of Winterguard performances in the Spring. Before and This is a competition choir open to students after school practice is required as well as one class who have been selected through audition with the period for the semester. Students may receive a PE choral staff. Students placed in this choir demonstrate or Fine Arts Credit for this course. (There may be a good vocal technique, good sight-reading skills, and separate Winterguard unit formed at NGC if numbers are more disciplined students of music. Choir allow). members are required to compete at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading competition. Attendance at all concerts is mandatory. Rehearsals before and after school are minimal, but required. DANCE I, II, III, IV - DANCE TEAM Credit: 1 SELECT MEN Grade Placement: 10 -12 (Choral Music I, II, III, IV) Prerequisite(s): Audition Only Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): Audition only 9
  • 10. Prerequisite(s): Teacher recommendation This is a competition choir open to students who have been selected through audition with the Developing research and critical thinking choral staff. Students placed in this choir demonstrate skills while increasing the student’s ability to persuade good vocal technique, good sight-reading skills, and are the goals of this course. Students analyze are more disciplined students of music. Choir contemporary issues and controversial issues as a members are required to compete at the UIL Concert means to find solutions and examine truths. The and Sight-Reading competition. Attendance at all definition of debate is “organized argument,” and this concerts is mandatory. Rehearsals before and after course is excellent preparation for college and school are minimal, but required. professional careers. Preparation and presentation of debates are required in class and at speech A CAPPELLA CHOIR tournaments. Students must attend at least one after (Choral Music I, II, III, IV) school practice per week. Credit: 1 Grade: 10 -12 ORAL INTERPRETATION I, II, AND III Prerequisite(s): Audition only Credit: 1-4 Grade Placement: 9 -12 This choir is open to students who have Prerequisite(s): Teacher recommendation been selected through audition with the choral staff. Students placed in this choir demonstrate excellent This course is an advanced study of vocal technique, strong sight-reading skills, and are performance of literature. Students research various extremely disciplined students of music. Students in authors, literary mediums, and genres. Students this choir must compete at the UIL Concert and Sight analyze and conduct oral performances of literature. Reading competition, and are strongly encouraged to Students study and gain appreciation for the compete in the TMEA All-State Choir Audition intellectual and aesthetic dimensions of literary texts. process. Attendance at all concerts is mandatory. Significant blocks of time are provided for reading, Rehearsals before and after school are minimal, but preparing and presenting oral performances. required. Performance choices include humorous, dramatic, and duet acting, poetry, prose, and group CHAMBER CHOIR improvisation. Self-motivation and participation in (Vocale Ensemble I, II, III, IV) speech tournaments are required. Credit: 1 (1/2 credit can substitute for PE) Grade: 9 -12 JOURNALISM YEARBOOK I (NGC) Prerequisite(s): Audition JOURNALISM NEWSPAPER I (NGC) Credit: 1 The Chamber Choir will cover the entire Grade Placement: 9 Vocal Ensemble curriculum to include chamber Prerequisite(s): None music, vocal jazz, pop music, and show choir literature. All students in Chamber Choir must also be Journalism I students in both yearbook and in the parent organization A Cappella Choir. newspaper learn to write for a variety of audiences using different styles of journalistic writing. Students COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS will become analytical consumers of media and Credit: ½ technology to enhance their communication skills. Grade Placement: 11-12 Students will learn about the history of U. S. media, SIOP Placement: 11-12 press law, and media ethics and responsibility. An Prerequisite(s): None emphasis will be placed on journalistic writing. Yearbook students will produce the For successful participation in professional NGC yearbook. Students should have access to a and social life, students must develop effective digital camera throughout the year. Students will be communication skills. Rapidly expanding technologies required to cover some after school events for the and changing social and corporate systems demand yearbook. Carefully consider all the aspects of that students send clear verbal messages, choose yearbook before selecting; realize that it is not a effective nonverbal behaviors, listen for desired photography class. results, and apply valid critical-thinking and problem Newspaper students will engage in the solving processes. Students enrolled in development of newspaper journalism skills by writing Communication Applications will be expected to articles and preparing student publications during the identify, analyze, develop, and evaluate second semester. communication skills needed for professional and social success in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations. This is the state speech mandated course and is required for graduation. DEBATE I, II, III, & IV Credit: 1-4 Grade Placement: 9 -12 10
  • 11. JOURNALISM Students apply techniques of layout by Credit: 1 designing pages and by writing copy, cut lines and Grade Placement: 10 -12 head-lines, as well as by cropping pictures using Prerequisite(s): None desktop publishing software. They also sell advertisements to local merchants, gaining Students expand writing skills and knowledge of the business community. Students will demonstrate appropriate methods of responsible be required to cover events and work outside of journalism by writing news stories, feature articles, cut regular school hours. Summer hours may be lines, and headlines. Students’ products will be necessary. considered for student publications. Students learn to use desktop publishing software. Students will ADVANCED JOURNALISM: YEARBOOK II also analyze other forms of news media. Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 PHOTOJOURNALISM Prerequisites: Journalism I Yearbook and Teacher Credit: 1 recommendation Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): None Students apply techniques of layout by designing pages and by writing copy, cut lines and Students take photographs, develop headlines, as well as by cropping pictures. They also negatives, and print photos in a darkroom setting. sell advertisements to local merchants, gaining Students also learn to take photos and download from knowledge of the business community. Students learn digital cameras and manipulate them on a computer. to typeset copy on computers. These students are This class also has a journalism component for nine editors of the school yearbook, The Aerie, and are weeks during which students learn to WRITE news responsible for cover design, theme and theme stories, feature articles, captions and headlines. development, and the pictorial choices in the Students produce photos and articles appropriate for yearbook. Summer hours may be necessary. use in the school newspaper and yearbook. Photographs will be taken outside of class, and ADVANCED JOURNALISM: BROADCAST students are responsible for supplying their own JOURNALISM I /VIDEO PRODUCTION cameras. A 35mm camera and a digital camera Credit: 1 are required to be brought to class each day. A Grade Placement: 10 -12 $25 lab fee will be charged per semester. Prerequisite(s): Journalism, Photojournalism, Advanced Speech, Advanced ADVANCED JOURNALISM: NEWSPAPER I Theater or Advanced Computer Credit: 1 course and Teacher approval Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): Journalism or Photojournalism Students will learn the basics of video teacher approval production including story types, writing in broadcast style, digital video camera techniques, basic shooting This is the class that produces the school of video and basic editing. A basic understanding of newspaper, The Talon. Students apply techniques of audio techniques, set lighting, electronic editing, script layout by designing pages and by writing copy, cut writing, direction and special effects will be acquired. lines, and headlines, as well as by cropping pictures On and off camera techniques will be explored. using desktop publishing software. They also sell Individual projects such as music videos, advertisements to local merchants, gaining documentaries and special school and district projects knowledge of the business community. Students will will be produced. be required to cover events and work outside of regular school hours. ADVANCED JOURNALISM: BROADCAST JOURNALISM II/VIDEO PRODUCTION ADVANCED JOURNALISM: NEWSPAPER II Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite(s): Broadcast Journalism I and Teacher Prerequisite(s): Advanced Journalism Newspaper I, Approval teacher approval Students will learn the advanced methods of Students write stories and plan, edit, and video production including story types, writing in makeup/layout the school newspaper. These students broadcast style, digital video camera techniques, are editors of the school newspaper, The Talon. basic shooting of video and basic editing. A use of audio techniques, set lighting, electronic editing, script ADVANCED JOURNALISM: YEARBOOK I writing, direction and special effects will be acquired. Credit: 1 On and off camera techniques will be explored. Grade Placement: 10 -12 Individual projects such as music videos, Prerequisite(s): Journalism I or Photojournalism and documentaries and special school and district projects Teacher recommendation will be produced. Each second year student will be responsible for creating, writing, producing and editing a five minute video production. 11
  • 12. VISUAL MEDIA Credit: 1/2 Grade Placement: 9 -12 Prerequisite(s): None Principle areas of analysis will be film, television and advertising. The student will learn critical viewing techniques and the media’s influence on, as well as the representation of, society. Topics will include film and television editing and production, cameral shots and angles, and propaganda techniques and stereotypes. The intent of this course is to help the student become a more savvy and discerning consumer. 12
  • 13. Do you like talking with people? Do you like planning activities? Do you like working with numbers? Do you pay attention to details? Do you like a varied working environment? Do you like working with computers and technology? Do you like working in groups to accomplish tasks? Do you have good manual dexterity? Do you have good communication skills? Do you have a good sense of money and the economy? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Business Finance/Accounting Management Multimedia 9th BCIS* BCIS* BCIS* 10th Accounting I Accounting I BIMM* Business Management Business Management Business Management International Business International Business International Business 11th Accounting II BIMM* Webmastering/Desktop Publishing Business Law Business Law Business Law 12th Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep CTE Independent Study Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship ACCOUNTING I automated accounting as well as helps develop Credit: 1 additional skills in applying principles used in Grade Placement: 10 -12 accounting systems and methods commonly found in Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and experience business. Accounting II is designed for students with Microsoft Excel interested in continuing their education at the post- secondary level or entering the workforce. Accounting I is designed to introduce the student to the language of business. Students BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS develop good work habits, neatness, and accuracy in (BCIS) I* introductory accounting concepts, practices, and Credit: 1 procedures as they complete the basic accounting Grade Placement: 9 -12 cycle for both service and merchandising businesses (SIOP) Placement: 10 -12 organized as sole proprietorships, partnerships, and Prerequisite: none corporations. Using Microsoft Excel, students will learn how business transactions affect the accounting The curriculum enables students to build a equation by journalizing, posting to ledgers, preparing foundation of technology skills used throughout high worksheets and financial statements, and preparing school and beyond. The focus of the course is to and posting adjusting and closing entries. Students develop in-depth skills using Microsoft Office will also be introduced to analysis of business Applications software (Word Processing / PowerPoint, records, checking accounts, payroll records, Excel/Access/Publisher) and to gain an appreciation uncollectible accounts, plant assets, depreciation, of computer hardware, networking, programming, and inventory, notes and interest, accrued revenue and web development through units of study. Students expenses, distributing dividends, and forming and will acquire valuable technology skills and knowledge dissolving business organizations. through hands-on learning, guest speakers, and end- of-unit projects. This course satisfies the graduation ACCOUNTING II requirement for one credit of Technology Applications Credit: 1 and is also articulated for college credits if the student Grade Placement: 11-12 maintains an overall “80 or above” average in the Prerequisite: Accounting I course. For the BCIS SIOP course, students must qualify as limited English proficient through the LPAC Accounting II provides the student an committee decision. This course may be articulated opportunity to review and further develop the for college credit. To receive college credit the fundamental accounting principles using technology. student must complete this with an overall average of The course introduces the student to the basics of 13
  • 14. 80 or higher and additional required courses from the Grade Placement: 10 -12 participating college. Prerequisite: BCIS recommended BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS Introduces basic management concepts and (BCIS) II leadership styles; explores managerial functions, Credit: 1 economic and social components of productivity, Grade Placement: 9 - 12 international business, and human relations; Prerequisite: Successfully pass district computer understands the changing nature of the business literacy test environment; concepts of business integrity; and develops and implements a business plan. Provides advanced technology skills required in the business environment; includes CAREER CONNECTIONS workplace technology standards in applications of Credit: ½ word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, Grade Placement: 9 telecommunications, desktop publishing, presentation Prerequisite: None management, networking, operating systems, and emerging technologies; and develops advanced level This is an activity-based career development skills. This course fulfills the state graduation course which provides linkages between classroom requirement for technology application. experiences, community resources and experiences, and career choices to real world outcomes. BUSINESS IMAGE MANAGEMENT AND Opportunities to develop and/or improve self- MULTIMEDIA / ADVERTISING (BIMM) awareness in relation to career opportunities and Credit: 1 options and the related education, training and Grade Placement: 10 -12 lifelong learning and success in all adult roles will be Prerequisite: BCIS recommended provided through classroom activities and shadowing and other experiences in the community. The course This course enables students to develop and offers opportunities to explore and experience a apply technological skills used in the world of variety of career options within a specific career business and advertising. The focus of this course is concentration while developing and/or refining to provide students with a foundation of business employability skills will be provided to all participants. knowledge and acquire skills using specialized software, like Adobe Photoshop, for image INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS management and multimedia. This one-year course Credit: ½ is project-based with a series of class tutorials prior to Grade Placement: 10 -12 projects. In addition, students use a scanner and Prerequisite: BCIS recommended digital camera throughout the year on various projects. This course satisfies the graduation This course enables students to learn and requirement for one credit of technology applications. apply technical skills to address business issues in a To receive college credit the student must complete global economy. Students develop a foundation in this with an overall average of 80 or higher and the economical, financial, technological, international, additional required courses from the participating social and ethical aspects of business to become college. competent consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students use reading, writing, BUSINESS LAW computing, communications, and reasoning skills to Credit: ½ stimulate real-world problems and solutions in the Grade Placement: 10 -12 business environment. Prerequisite: BCIS recommended ENTREPRENEURSHIP Students analyze the social responsibility of Credit: ½ business and industry regarding the significant issues Grade Placement: 12 relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and Prerequisite: Business Management diversity in society and in the workplace. Students apply technical skills to address business applications This course provides the prospective of emerging technologies. Students develop a entrepreneur a theoretical base as well as practical foundation in the economical, financial, technological, and proven techniques for planning, organizing, and international, social, and ethical aspects of business operating a business; includes planning and strategy to become competent consumers, employees, and concepts, financial and organizational considerations, entrepreneurs. Students incorporate a broad base of market analysis and customer development, knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, operations management, accounting and financial marketing, financial, ethical, and international controls, and other components of entrepreneurship. dimensions of business to make appropriate business RECORDKEEPING decisions. Credit: ½ Grade Placement: 9 Recommended Prerequisite: None BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Credit: ½ 14
  • 15. This course develops understanding of and skill in maintaining accurate records; includes skills used in everyday business activities both for personal and professional use; provides an opportunity to develop skills related to personal financial management as well as budgeting, financial planning, cashier’s records, handling of money, and tasks common to simple office practices. CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11 -12 Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s interest, teacher approval This course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- approved project using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original project. The student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work and will present it to a panel of individuals, including teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will count as a measure for the Distinguished Graduation Plan. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION Credit: 2-3 Grade Placement: 11 - 12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable Transportation, employed and Teacher approval Diversified Career Prep is a high school course that provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills related to future careers through on-the-job training at businesses and industries which work in cooperation with the Georgetown Independent School District. This work- based course is designed to develop fundamental work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job training which combine academic training with practical work experience compatible with the student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be granted with the successful completion of this course. Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours (approximately 15 hours each week of the school calendar year) of approved work hours in order to receive the state credits for the course. Students may NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must secure other employment within five work days. 15
  • 16. Are you friendly, open, outgoing, understanding, and cooperative? Do you like to work with people to solve problems? Is it important for you to do something that makes things better for other people? Are you a leader? Can you make decisions quickly and fairly? Do you like to plan and participate in activities? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Early Childhood Education K– 12 Education 9th BCIS* BCIS* Exploring Educational Careers Exploring Educational Careers 10th Public Speaking I Public Speaking I Practical Writing Practical Writing Child Development Child Development Art 11th Early Childhood Professions I* Ready Set Teach I Psychology Psychology Sociology Sociology 12th Diversified Career Prep Ready Set Teach II Ready Set Teach II Diversified Career Prep EXPLORING EDUCATIONAL CAREERS positive relationships with children and effective Credit: 1/2 parenting and caregiver skills. Students will also Grade Placement: 9 understand how to use these skills to promote the Prerequisite: none well being and healthy development of children, to strengthen families in a culturally diverse society, and This course is for students interested in pursue careers related to the care and education of learning about education as a career choice. This children. Classroom instruction will be enhanced with class is designed to introduce careers in all levels of site observation activities scheduled at Eagle Wings education from kindergarten to the university level. Child Development Center by the teacher. The students will learn about the characteristics and qualities one must posses to be a teacher. This class EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONS I will include an introduction to the history of education, Credit: 2 learning styles, career options and education Grade Placement: 11-12 requirements. Students will recognize the benefits Prerequisite: Child Development; Students must and challenges of this career choice. apply and be accepted into the program. CHILD DEVELOPMENT Credit: 1/2 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: None Students will develop the knowledge and skills related to the growth and development of the child. Students will utilize these skills to develop 16
  • 17. Early Childhood Professions I is a course levels, subject areas, and ability groups. Students which offers training and experience to students must have reliable transportation in order to travel to interested in professions related to child development, rotation sites. early childhood/elementary education, psychology, social services, and medicine, as well as child care. This applied observation laboratory class is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children. Students will spend DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION three days a week in the classroom gaining Credit: 2-3 knowledge and participating in hands-on activities, Grade Placement: 11- 12 and two days a week in supervised field experiences/ Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable observation sites to include: GHS on-campus child transportation, employed, Teacher care center, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, and Approval community facilities that care for young children. Students will rotate their assignment every nine Diversified Career Prep is a high school weeks in order to have a variety of experiences in course that provides students with opportunities to different settings with different populations of young develop marketable skills related to future careers children. Field experiences require students to travel through on-the-job training at businesses and independently to their assignments; reliable industries which work in cooperation with the transportation is required. This course allows Georgetown Independent School District. This work- students the opportunity to explore the many career based course is designed to develop fundamental options available to them and to develop a greater work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job understanding of the full-time responsibilities of training which combine academic training with parenthood. This course may be articulated for practical work experience compatible with the college credit. To receive college credit the student student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be must complete this course with an overall average of granted with the successful completion of this course. 80 or higher and additional required courses from the Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours participating college. (approximately 15 hours each week of the school calendar year) of approved work hours in order to READY, SET, TEACH I receive the state credits for the course. Students may Credit: 1 NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must Grade Placement: 11 -12 secure other employment within five work days. Prerequisite: Child Development CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY This course is for students interested in the Credit: 1 teaching profession. This class will enable you to Grade Placement: 11-12 experience the requirements of this career. This Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course class will provide you opportunities to create an from program of student’s interest effective learning environment, plan instruction and develop learning activities using a variety of This course enables students to apply instructional approaches. This course will provide knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- limited classroom observations. Ready, Set, Teach approved project using a variety of resources. The will definitely give you a direction in your career focus of this course is to allow the student to work choice before you begin your college education independently on an original project. The student will experience. research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging READY, SET, TEACH II technologies. Upon completion of this course, the Credit: 1-2 student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work Grade Placement: 12 and will present it to a panel of individuals, including Prerequisite: Ready Set Teach I or Early Childhood teachers, mentors, school administrators, and Professions I advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will count as a measure for the Distinguished This course is for students interested in Graduation Plan. continued training and experience in the teaching profession. This course incorporates classroom study and supervised internships with cooperating teachings. The classroom internships will provide hands-on experience for students through direct instructional roles with PK – high school level classes, classes, depending upon individual interest. Lessons are planned and implemented as well as other classroom duties that are assigned by the cooperating teacher at the internship site. Rotations at the various school campuses are assigned to allow students to experience a variety of educational roles, grade 17
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  • 19. Health Science Does the human body and its functions fascinate you? Do you value a healthy body 9th BCIS* for yourself and others? Do you have dexterity in the use of eyes, hands, and fingers? Do you enjoy working as a member of a team? (1/2 you handle repetitive tasks well? Introduction to Health Science Do credit) Can 10th pay attention to Science Are you conscientious, dependable, and punctual? If you Health detail? Technology Education I~ you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Medical Terminology 11th Health Science Technology Education II Psychology (1/2 credit) Anatomy and Physiology 12th Health Science Technology III Biotechnology* Mental Health ~The graduation requirement for ½ credit of health education may be satisfied by one credit of Health Science Technology I INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE Credit ½ This course is an introduction to mental Grade Placement: 9 health services, careers, history, agencies and current Prerequisite: None issues, and the difference between functional and dysfunctional behaviors. Students develop an This introductory course provides students awareness of the factors that affect mental health by interested in pursuing health care careers with exploring traditional and emerging treatment knowledge in areas such as health care services and modalities needs, ethics and responsibilities of the health care HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY I provider, characteristics of a health care worker and Credit: 1 teamwork. Students will also explore various career Grade Placement: 10-12 opportunities in the health care field. Prerequisite: None MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY This course is recommended for students Credit ½ interested in a career in health care. This course will Grade Placement: 10 - 12 meet the requirement for health credit needed for Prerequisite: None graduation. This course is designed to develop health care This course is designed to develop a working specific knowledge and skills in effective knowledge of the language of medicine. Students communication, ethical and legal responsibilities, acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, client care, safety, and medical terminology. This suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. By relating terms to course prepares the student for transition to clinical or body systems, students identify proper use of words work-based experiences in health care. in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. MENTAL HEALTH Credit ½ Grade Placement: 10 - 12 Prerequisite: None 19
  • 20. HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY II This course is an advanced biology course Credit: 2 primarily intended for those students who plan to take Grade: 11-12 advanced courses in college in the biological Prerequisite: Health Science Technology I required; sciences. This course is recommended for students completed or currently enrolled in interested in a career in any field of medicine. This Biology and the Hepatitis B injection would include a wide range of professions from series. Students must apply and be physician and nurse to veterinarian and physical accepted into the program. therapist. Topics will be presented through an integration of biology, chemistry, and physics. This course is designed to provide students Students will investigate the body’s responses to with the opportunity to experience various health care forces, maintenance of homeostasis, electrical careers. This double-blocked course includes both interactions, transport systems, and energy classroom instruction and job shadowing experiences. processes. This course will consist of a system-by- Students will attend assigned clinical rotations at system approach to the structure of the human body various local health care facilities throughout the year and how it functions. Study of each of the eleven and will be under the supervision of health care body systems will require, however, a phylogenetic professionals and the instructor. Students must have review of the system in the lower animals. reliable transportation to and from clinical rotations. The major requirement for this course is an Grades will be based upon daily work, test grades interest in the biological sciences and a desire to and performance of skills in the classroom and at the know more about the human body. Students will be clinical rotation sites. This is a rigorous course with required to complete a great deal of supplemental high expectations. reading in order to stay current on the rapid advances Some fees will be required such as liability in medical science as well as be able to read the insurance (approximately $20.00 per year), the college level textbook. Strong study skills are purchase of scrubs, the Hepatitis B injection series essential. and Tuberculin skin test (obtained from your physician Labs will be required in the course. The or the Williamson County and Cities Health District) extensive dissection will be utilizing the fetal pig and and a current CPR certification will be required before the cat. Students will find it extremely useful to participation in clinical rotations at St purchase a dictionary of Latin and Greek prefixes and David’s/Georgetown Hospital. suffixes along with the Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book. HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY III Credit: 1-2 (double blocked each semester) BIOTECHNOLOGY Grade Placement: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Health Science I required, Health Grade Placement: 11-12 Science II and Anatomy & physiology Prerequisite: Chemistry or Pre-AP Chemistry and recommended. Students must apply Teacher approval and be accepted into the program. This course is designed for the student who Health care careers are the fastest growing has an interest in the sciences and new technologies. occupations in the nation. This rigorous course will It is a basic course in molecular genetics and genetic prepare future health care workers with knowledge, engineering with emphasis on application in forensics, skills and hands-on experience necessary for medical research, agriculture, environmental, and employment or to pursue postsecondary education. social sciences; consideration of legal and ethical This course emphasizes the attainment of health care impacts; and presentation of current and future career industry recognized certifications and licensures. opportunities. Students will participate in both classroom setting Students will learn biotechnology lab instruction and assigned internships under the techniques (preparing solutions and agar plates, supervision of health care professionals. Possible calibrating and using advanced lab equipment) and certifications include Pharmacy Technician and perform research techniques such as Gel Emergency Medical Technician Basic. electrophoresis, Bacterial Transformation, DNA Students must complete an application fingerprinting, Southern Blotting, and PCR. Students process for acceptance into the program. Students will visit area corporations and state research facilities will need to be prepared for expenses associated with – DPS Crime Lab, CEDRA Pharmaceutical Research this program. Potential costs include vaccinations, Corp., MD Anderson Cancer Research Facility, and scrubs, stethoscopes, liability insurance, certification Hornsby Bend Environmental Research Center. exam fees and CPR. In addition, students must have Potential students will be prepared for a career in reliable transportation for the internship. biotechnology and may be eligible for summer internships. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN The course is presented at an introductory SYSTEMS college level. Students will use high quality, Credit: 1 advanced research equipment and reagents. Grade Placement: 11-12 Therefore students must be self-motivated and Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry I possess a high level of maturity. This course may be articulated for college credit. To receive college credit the student must 20
  • 21. complete this course with an overall average of 80 or higher and additional required courses from the participating college. CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s interest and Teacher approval This course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- approved project using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original project. The student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work and will present it to a panel of individuals, including teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will count as a measure for the Distinguished Graduation Plan. 21
  • 22. Are you friendly, open, outgoing? Do you like to work with people? Is it important for you to do something that makes things better for other people? Do you like to cook? Are you a leader? Can you make decisions quickly and fairly? Do you like to plan and participate in activities? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Culinary Arts 9th BCIS* Personal & Family Dev. Individual & Family Life 10th Sports Nutrition & Wellness Art Business Management 11th Culinary Arts Professions I*^ 12th Diversified Career Prep PERSONAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT students to understand how to build a strong family Credit: ½ unit while balancing work and community activities. Grade Placement: 9 Prerequisite: None SPORTS NUTRITION AND WELLNESS* Credit: ½ This comprehensive course is designed to Grade Placement: 10 -12 address the knowledge and skills related to personal Prerequisite: Personal and Family Development development, including developing skills in recommended interpersonal relationships, decision-making, and building positive family and peer communication This lab course addresses sports nutrition techniques. Other units of study include nutrition and and food science pertaining to healthy food habits, dietary practices, food selection and preparation, child wellness, special dietary needs, budgeting, food development and care, and character development. safety and sanitation, and preparation practices. Influences of societal and technological changes, Content will also include eating strategies and choices career options, and the management of multiple that will help achieve the goals of sound nutrition and family, community, and wage-earner roles are peak performance. This course may be articulated for included also. college credit. To receive college credit the student must complete this course and Culinary Arts I with an INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY LIFE overall average of 80 or higher and additional Credit: ½ required courses from the participating college. Grade Placement: 9 Prerequisite: None CULINARY ARTS PROFESSIONS I* Credit: 2 This course is designed to focus on personal Grade Placement: 11-12 development, individual and family relationships, and Prerequisite: Sports Nutrition & Wellness, and career preparation, all within a changing society. required personal transportation Responsibilities of living as an independent adult, and factors related to marital and family success are also This course is designed for students addressed. Special attention is focused on helping interested in culinary careers. Students will have 22
  • 23. classroom and lab opportunities to develop basic course will count as a measure for the Distinguished skills in food preparation, presentation, service Graduation Plan. techniques and technology applications in the food industry. Students will complete the safety and sanitation courses (ServSafe) for certification. Through the operation of their on-campus restaurant for school employees, student “chefs” will gain practical knowledge and skills about business procedures, laws, customer relations and food preparation and service. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to participate in off-campus assigned rotations at area restaurants and bakeries. This course may be articulated for college credit. To receive college credit the student must complete this course and Sports Nutrition and Wellness with an overall average of 80 or higher and additional required courses from the participating college. Students are required to have reliable transportation. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION Credit: 2-3 Grade Placement: 11- 12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable transportation, employed and Teacher approval Diversified Career Prep is a high school course that provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills related to future careers through on-the-job training at businesses and industries which work in cooperation with the Georgetown Independent School District. This work- based course is designed to develop fundamental work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job training which combine academic training with practical work experience compatible with the student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be granted with the successful completion of this course. Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours (approximately 15 hours each week of the school calendar year) of approved work hours in order to receive the state credits for the course. Students may NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must secure other employment within five work days. CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11 -12 Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s interest and teacher approval This course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- approved project using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original project. The student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work and will present it to a panel of individuals, including teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This 23
  • 24. Are you friendly, open, outgoing? Do you like to work with people? Is it important for you to do something that makes things better for other people? Are you a leader? Can you make decisions quickly and fairly? Do you like to plan and participate in activities? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Human Services 9th BCIS* Personal & Family Dev. Individual & Family Life 10th Housing Child Development 11th Psychology Sociology 12th Mental Health Diversified Career Prep PERSONAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT Credit: ½ CHILD DEVELOPMENT Grade Placement: 9 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: None This comprehensive course is designed to address the knowledge and skills related to Students will develop the knowledge personal development, including developing skills and skills related to the growth and development in interpersonal relationships, decision-making, of the child. Students will utilize these skills to and building positive family and peer develop positive relationships with children and communication techniques. Other units of study effective parenting and caregiver skills. Students include nutrition and dietary practices, food will also understand how to use these skills to selection and preparation, child development and promote the well being and healthy development care, and character development. Influences of of children, to strengthen families in a culturally societal and technological changes, career diverse society, and pursue careers related to the options, and the management of multiple family, care and education of children. Classroom community, and wage-earner roles are included instruction will be enhanced with site observation also. activities scheduled at Eagle Wings Child Development Center by the teacher. Completion INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY LIFE of this course is required for students interested Credit: ½ in registering for the Early Childhood professions Grade Placement: 9 program. Prerequisite: None HOUSING This course is designed to focus on Credit: 1/2 personal development, individual and family Grade Placement: 10 -12 relationships, and career preparation, all within a Prerequisite: None changing society. Responsibilities of living as an independent adult, and factors related to marital This technical laboratory course focuses and family success are also addressed. Special on the management of family housing needs, attention is focused on helping students to housing and the environment, and career understand how to build a strong family unit while preparation. Content includes types of housing, balancing work and community activities. legal and financial aspects of housing, home 24
  • 25. safety and maintenance, space utilization, factors affecting housing choices, technology applications, and basic housing construction features. Other topics are interior and exterior environmental issues impact of housing decisions on managing multiple family, community, and career roles; career options; and housing trends for the future. MENTAL HEALTH Credit 1/2 Grade Placement: 10 - 12 Prerequisite: None This course is an introduction to mental health services, careers, history, agencies and current issues, and the difference between functional and dysfunctional behaviors. Students develop an awareness of the factors that affect mental health by exploring traditional and emerging treatment modalities PARENTING EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL-AGE PARENTS I, II Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 9 -12 Prerequisite: Male or female, either pregnant or parenting This course is designed for expecting or parenting male or female students offered at both GHS and RHS. Students will learn valuable parenting skills by studying the curriculum that covers all concepts and skills related to the following: personal development; parent-hood and the adult role; prenatal and postnatal care; the health and well-being of parents and children; the development of children from birth to three years of age; special concerns in the family; management and family life; and careers and job opportunities. In addition, labs on nutrition and child development are included in the curriculum. The PSAP I class is a one year course open to all pregnant and parenting students and classes are held at both GHS and RHS. PSAP II is a lab based class with practical experience as well as advanced instruction in child development issues. Students must have approval of the Life Skills Program Coordinator to be placed in the PSAP II course. 25
  • 26. Do you like paying attention to detail? Do you like working in groups to accomplish tasks? Do you like reading and using manuals? Do you like a varied work environment? Do you like working with computers and technology? Do you like using logic or scientific thinking to deal with many different types of tasks? Do you have good mathematical and science skills? Do you have manual dexterity? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Webmastering Computer Graphics Computer Programming 9th BCIS* BCIS* BCIS* Journalism Journalism 10th Webmastering I BIMM Computer Science I AP Computer Science I Computer Science I Webmastering I Webmastering I AP Computer Science I BIMM* 11th Webmastering II : Desktop Publishing* AP Computer Science II Application Dev Webmastering II : . Application Dev. 12th Business Business Management Computer Science III Management CTE Independent CTE Independent Study Practical Writing Study COMPUTER SCIENCE I AP COMPUTER SCIENCE I Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: Algebra I and/or Geometry Prerequisites: Geometry and Teacher recommendation In Computer Science I, students will learn to write computer programs and solve Advanced Placement (AP) Computer problems that include use of control structures, Science I is designed to be the equivalent of a object-oriented concepts, and an understanding college course. It emphasizes object-oriented of graphics concepts. When developing program programming methodology with a concentration solutions, students will consider readability, on problem solving and algorithm development. program maintenance, ease of debugging, and The course will also include the study of data reliability. Students will learn common structures, design, graphics, and abstraction. algorithms. They will design and implement data The programming language used in this course is structures, which allow efficient storage and data Java. Students will be prepared to take the AP manipulation. Students will understand how Computer Science A exam. This course satisfies software is written. The study of Computer the graduation requirement for one credit of Science requires that the students have the Technology Applications. ability to work with abstract concepts such as AP COMPUTER SCIENCE II variable representation of data. This course Credit: 1 satisfies the graduation requirement for one Grade Placement: 11-12 credit of Technology Applications.
  • 27. Prerequisite: AP Computer Science I, Algebra II, average of 80 or higher and additional required and Teacher recommendation courses from the participating college. Advanced Placement (AP) Computer WEB MASTERING I Science II is designed to be the equivalent of a Credit: 1 college course. It reinforces the basic Grade Placement: 10 -12 programming concepts from Computer Science I Prerequisite: none and continues to emphasize object-oriented programming. Students will develop programs Web Mastering I gives students an individually and in teams. Selecting appropriate overview of the process of web site design and algorithms for searching and sorting will be development. Students will study the discussed, since writing efficient programs is fundamental concepts of the Internet and the always a concern. Students will create data World Wide Web, Web site structure and layout, structures such as stacks, queues, linked lists, Web page development, multimedia integration, and binary trees. Other topics that will be and interactive elements. Students will design discussed include input and output with files, Web sites using XHTML and Adobe interfaces and abstract classes, and Dreamweaver. They will also use Adobe Flash polymorphism. The programming language used and Photoshop and will be exposed to JavaScript in this course is Java. Students will be prepared and PHP. Throughout the year, students will to take the AP Computer Science AB exam. This work on individual web sites and work in teams to course satisfies the requirement for a fourth develop a web site for a client such as a local credit of Mathematics for the graduating class of business, local organization, or school club. 2011. WEB MASTERING II: APPLICATIONS COMPUTER SCIENCE III: INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENT STUDY Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Grade Placement: 12 Prerequisite: Web Mastering I and Computer Prerequisites: AP Computer Science II and Science I Teacher recommendation Web Mastering II will give students the Computer Science III is an independent opportunity to learn how to create dynamic, study course that allows students to explore interactive Web sites and applications using computer programming in a project-based PHP, MySQL, and Apache. Students will learn environment. Each student will develop a project how to create objects and arrays, manipulate plan, make a formal proposal to a team of subject variables, and work with if…else statements in matter specialists, gain approval for the project, PHP. They, also, will create and manipulate data and work toward accomplishing the final goals of in databases. The class will then cover how to the project. Students may choose a topic related integrate MySQL and PHP. At the end of the to computer science, including game year, students will create an interactive Web development, learning another programming application that will serve the school or business language, programming for the Internet, or in the community. another topic approved by the instructor. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION DESKTOP PUBLISHING* Credit: 2-3 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11- 12 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable Prerequisite: Recommended BIMM transportation, employed, and teacher approval This course enables students to create a variety of products for print and web publishing Diversified Career Prep is a high school using advanced technology skills. The focus of course that provides students with opportunities this course is to develop proper design concepts to develop marketable skills related to future with text and graphics using Adobe software such careers through on-the-job training at businesses as InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and and industries which work in cooperation with the Dreamweaver. Students will acquire desktop Georgetown Independent School District. This publishing skills through hands-on learning, class work-based course is designed to develop activities, and group projects. The End-of-Year fundamental work skills, a healthy work attitude, group project will allow students to collaborate and on-the-job training which combine academic and run a simulated desktop publishing company training with practical work experience of their own. This course satisfies the graduation compatible with the student’s career objective. A requirement for one credit of Technology PE waiver can be granted with the successful Applications. This course may be articulated for completion of this course. Students are college credit. To receive college credit the REQUIRED to complete 540 hours student must complete this course with an overall (approximately 15 hours each week of the school calendar year) of approved work hours in order to
  • 28. receive the state credits for the course. Students may NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must secure other employment within five work days. CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from program of student’s interest, teacher approval This course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- approved project using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original project. The student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work and will present it to a panel of individuals, including teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will count as a measure for the rigorous Distinguished Graduation Plan.
  • 29. Do you enjoy helping other people? Are you interested in law? Do you like to work with people to help solve problems? Is it important to you to help others? Do you enjoy working with a variety of people? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Public Military Science Law and Public Safety Administration 9th BCIS* BCIS* ROTC I Introduction to Criminal Introduction to Criminal Introduction to Criminal Justice Justice Justice 10th Business Law Business Law ROTC II Criminal Law* Criminal Law* Criminal Law* 11th Criminal Investigation* Housing ROTC III Courts and Criminal Courts and Criminal Procedures* Procedures* Psychology Psychology Psychology Crime in America* Crime in America Basic Corrections Officer or ROTC IV 12th Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep Practical Writing Practical Writing Practical Writing Business Management Business Management Special Topics in Social Forensic Science (CSI)* Studies
  • 30. This course is designed for those interested Grade Placement: 11-12 in pursuing a career in the criminal justice systems. Prerequisite: Concurrent with Introduction to Criminal Using college curriculum, students will study the Justice recommended entire criminal justice system including history, law enforcement, the court system, the corrections A course designed to introduce the student system, and the juvenile justice system. This course to American crime problems in an historical is articulated for college credits if students perspective; social policy affecting crime; impact and successfully complete the course with a minimum crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; average of 80 or above. A final examination is and prevention of crime. This course may be required. articulated for college credit. To receive college credit the student must complete this course with an overall BUSINESS LAW average of 80 or higher and additional required Credit: ½ courses from the participating college. Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite: BCIS recommended CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION* Credit: ½ Students analyze the social responsibility of Grade Placement: 11-12 business and industry regarding the significant issues Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and recommended diversity in society and in the workplace. Students apply technical skills to address business applications This course provides a basic understanding of emerging technologies. Students develop a of investigative theory, collection and preservation of foundation in the economical, financial, technological, evidence, and sources of information. Methods of international, social, and ethical aspects of business conducting interviews and interrogations will also be to become competent consumers, employees, and covered. Students will be provided opportunities to entrepreneurs. Students incorporate a broad base of discover uses of forensic sciences and preparation for knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, cases and trials. This course may be offered dual marketing, financial, ethical, and international credit through Austin Community College. Students dimensions of business to make appropriate business may be required to meet the admission guidelines decisions. and procedures for the Early College Start program. FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW* SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Credit: ½ FORENSICS SCIENCE (CSI) Grade: 10 -12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: Biology & Chemistry This course is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in law or law This course will utilize the scientific research enforcement. This course covers such topics as and design process to complete investigative purpose and needs for statutory and criminal laws, research projects using the application of various workings and interrelationships of the criminal justice sciences to answer questions relating to examination system, types of laws, structure of the court system, and comparison of biological evidence, trace rules of evidence, criminal justice process from arrest evidence, impression evidence (such as fingerprints, through release of custody, jurisdiction of federal, footwear impressions, and tire tracks), controlled state and local criminal justice agencies and criminal substances, ballistics (firearm examination), and other investigations. Students participate in mock trials and evidence in criminal investigations. Students will learn case studies. scientific procedures in gathering and examining evidence for criminal or legal proceedings. This class COURTS AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE* meets the state requirements for a science credit. Credit: ½ Grade Placement: 11-12 BASIC COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice Credit: 1 recommended Grade: 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice The elements of this course include the judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of the This course is designed for students American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; interested in pursuing careers in the legal/criminal pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication processes; justice systems. This course provides students with types and rules of evidence; and sentencing. This skills and knowledge necessary for county corrections course may be offered dual credit through Austin officers. This course focuses on the roll of corrections Community College. Students may be required to officers in the correctional systems including meet the admission guidelines and procedures for the responsibilities, ethics, safety, legal guidelines and Early College Start program. the operation of a correctional facility. This course leads to certification as a Basic Corrections Officer. CRIME IN AMERICA* Credit: ½
  • 31. DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION which are offered on alternating years. Students Credit: 2-3 enrolled in classes beyond Naval Science I are Grade Placement: 11- 12 expected to take only leadership roles in the cadet Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable unit. Accordingly, they must be able to set a good transportation, employed, teacher example for others in upholding the Navy’s and approval Georgetown High School’s code of conduct. Students with below average performance in conduct are not Diversified Career Prep is a high school eligible for enrollment unless the Senior Naval course that provides students with opportunities to Science Instructor has granted a waiver. develop marketable skills related to future careers There is no military commitment incurred through on-the-job training at businesses and or associated with participation in the program. industries which work in cooperation with the However, students who successfully complete two or Georgetown Independent School District. This work- three course years of NJROTC are eligible for entry based course is designed to develop fundamental into the armed forces at up to two pay grades higher work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on-the-job than their fellow enlistees without junior ROTC training which combine academic training with experience. Students who successfully complete the practical work experience compatible with the program may also compete for appointment to the student’s career objective. A PE waiver can be U.S. Naval Academy under the NJROTC/NROTC granted with the successful completion of this course. quota. The Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) is Students are REQUIRED to complete 540 hours authorized to nominate a maximum of three eligible (approximately 15 hours each week of the school cadets each year to compete for these appointments. calendar year) of approved work hours in order to receive the state credits for the course. Students may NJROTC Unit enrollment is open to students who: NOT quit a job without teacher approval and must a. Are U.S. citizens or nationals, or secure other employment within five work days. aliens lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence? CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY b. Are physically qualified to participate Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 fully in the physical education program. Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course c. Maintain acceptable standards of from program of student’s interest, and academic achievement and an academic teacher approval standing that warrants at least normal progression leading to graduation. This course enables students to apply d. Maintain acceptable standards of knowledge and skills in a self-directed, teacher- conduct. approved project. The focus is to allow the student to e. Comply with the personal grooming work independently on an original project. The standards as set forth in the NJROTC Cadet student will research and develop an idea of his/her own, based on current business needs and emerging Field Manual. Standards will not be relaxed technologies. The student will produce an electronic so as to reflect discredit on the naval portfolio present it to a panel of individuals, including services. teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This Wearing of the uniform is required once a course will count as a measure for the rigorous week on whichever day the student’s academic Distinguished Graduation Plan. day falls. In a typical week, Monday and Tuesday are designated as drill days, Wednesday and Thursday are academic days and physical fitness training is NJROTC conducted on Friday. There is no cost to the student The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training for the uniform. However, students are expected to Corps (NJROTC) is a leadership program designed to wear the uniform with pride and maintain it in a clean instill in students the value of citizenship, service to and serviceable condition. the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. The program consists of formal NAVAL SCIENCE I classroom training, drill instruction and physical Credit: 1 fitness training supplemented by training cruises, Grade Placement: 9 -12 orientation visits and field trips to various facilities to Prerequisite(s): None enhance classroom training. NJROTC develops the self discipline, self-confidence and leadership skills The purpose of this course is to introduce that are necessary for students to successfully meet students to the precepts of citizenship, the elements life’s challenges. NJROTC curriculum and of leadership and the value of scholarship in attaining instructional activities are designed to develop and life’s goals. This course is also designed to engender nurture these skills and values regardless of a a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of student’s career path to give students a head start. America, with recognition that the role of sea power NJROTC is programmed as a four year program will be important in America’s future. The course also where courses are taken sequentially with the provides instruction on military drill and ceremonies, exception of Naval Science II and Naval Science III uniform regulations, physical fitness, orienteering,
  • 32. principles of health, first aid and survival. All concepts are covered at a fundamental level. NAVAL SCIENCE II Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Prerequisite(s): Naval Science I and Conduct: No more than two assignments to BIC, ISS, or SUS in the previous school year in any one semester. This course covers Marine History and Nautical Sciences. Maritime geography, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy and the physical sciences are included in the curriculum. In addition, students will have opportunities to continue to work on military drill, protocol, organizational skills and physical fitness training. NAVAL SCIENCE III Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite(s): Naval Science I and Conduct: No more than two assignments to BIC, ISS, or SUS in the previous school year in any one semester. This course covers the U.S. strategy in world affairs in relation to the use of sea power. Basic principles of military and international law and international treaties will be included. Students will study seamanship and learn about life in the Navy. In addition, students will have opportunities to continue to work on military drill, protocol, organizational skills and physical fitness training and to exercise leadership in regard to the same.
  • 33. NAVAL SCIENCE IV Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 12 Prerequisite(s): Naval Science I, II, and III. Leadership: successful completion of Basic Leadership Training, Leadership Academy or satisfactory performance in a NJROTC leadership position or as a member of a NJROTC team. No more than one assignment to BIC, ISS, or SUS in the previous school year. This course is a practicum that focuses on leadership and the ethical and moral responsibilities of a leader. Students will demonstrate their leadership skills relative to organizational and group dynamics, military drill and protocol, and physical fitness training. NS 4 students serve as Platoon Advisors or Platoon Aides and NS 4’s foremost responsibility is to serve as a model for his or her followers in everything that he or she does.
  • 34. Do you like paying attention to detail? Do you like working in groups to accomplish tasks? Do you like to solve problems? Do you like to create objects for real world applications? Do you like a varied work environment? Do you like working with computers and technology? Do you like using logic or scientific thinking to deal with many different types of tasks? Do you have mechanical ability? Do you have good mathematical and science skills? Do you have manual dexterity? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Engineering 9th BCIS* 10th Computer Science I/AP Computer Science I Introduction to Engineering Design 11th Business Management Principles of Engineering 12th Diversified Career Prep INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Grade Placement: 10-12 Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite(s): Completed Algebra I Prerequisite(s): Completed or enrolled in Algebra II This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. This course helps students understand Models of product solutions are created, the field of engineering/engineering technology. analyzed and communicated using solid Exploring the various technology systems and modeling computer design software. manufacturing processes help students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.
  • 35. Are you interested in transportation? Do you like paying attention to detail? Do you like working in groups to accomplish tasks? Do you like reading and using manuals? Do you like a varied work environment? Do you like working with computers and technology? Do you like using logic or scientific thinking to deal with many different types of tasks? Do you have mechanical ability? Do you have good mathematical and science skills? Do you have manual dexterity? If you answered "yes," this may be the career path for you! Aviation Technology Automotive Technology 9th BCIS* BCIS* 10th Introduction to Transportation Systems Introduction to Transportation Systems Aviation Technology I Small Engine 11th Aviation Technology II Automotive Technology I* Business Management Business Management 12th Aviation Technology III Automotive Technology II* Diversified Career Prep Diversified Career Prep AVIATION TECHNOLOGY I AVIATION TECHNOLOGY III Credit: 1 Credit: 2 Grade Placement: 10 -12 Grade Placement: 12 Prerequisite: Strong study skills Prerequisite: Aviation Technology II, teacher approval and reliable transportation Aviation Technology is a course designed to apply the principles of physics to the field of aviation. It is a Aviation III is a continuation of the Aviation II ground school program, which emphasizes the principles of course. Students enrolled in this course will continue their flight, aircraft design, flight instruments, navigation, and studies in the field of aviation mechanics or the pursuit of electronic communication. Students will receive both additional flight ratings. Course can be double or single- theoretical and hands-on training, which will provide them a blocked, and taken as full-year or semester. Students basis for completion of the ground school portion of the must provide their own transportation to and from the requirements for obtaining a Private Pilot Certificate. airport. AVIATION TECHNOLOGY II INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION Credit: ½ or 1 Credit: 1/2 Grade Placement: 11-12 Grade Placement: 10-12 Prerequisite: Aviation Technology I and Teacher Prerequisite: BCIS recommended This course is the second year of a two-year This exploratory course allows students the program designed to enable students to further pursue their opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills necessary for interests in the field of aviation or aerospace. It includes basic automotive maintenance. Students will study and advanced academic classroom activities, laboratory practice safety regulations that apply to the automotive exercises including computer flight simulation, and practical industry in relation to tools, equipment, technologies, and hands-on experiences covering a variety of aviation / materials used in automotive services. In addition, aerospace-related topics. In addition, the student will be students will learn to utilize owner/service web-based afforded the opportunity to pursue in-depth individualized manuals in order to troubleshoot and repair automobile studies and participate in coordinated programs and engines and perform preventative maintenance checks activities with outside agencies. and services. Classroom instruction will be enhanced with lab experiences. This course is required for students who wish to take Automotive Technology I. Students must
  • 36. pass their exit exam with 80% or higher to enroll in Auto state requirements. This course may be articulated for Tech I. However, this course is highly recommended for college credit. This course may be articulated for college any student who just wants to learn to maintain his/her own credit. To receive college credit the student must vehicle. complete this course with an overall average of 80 or higher, participate in an automotive internship and SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY additional required courses from the participating college. Credit: 1/2 Senior students will be eligible to continue their internship Grade Placement: 10 -12 with area dealerships or independent businessmen until Prerequisite: None graduation. Completion of this course prepares a student to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) This course is designed to allow students to certification exams in electrical/electronic systems and develop skills related to small engine operation, repair, and suspension/steering. maintenance. In this class students will have the opportunity to learn the theory of engine operation, both 4- DIVERSIFIED CAREER PREPARATION stroke engines, including major overhaul and tool Credit: 2-3 identification and proper usage are addressed. Grade Placement: 11- 12 Prerequisite: 16 years of age and have reliable AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I transportation, employed, teacher Credit: 2 approval Grade Placement: 11-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation and 80% or above Diversified Career Prep is a high school course in Introduction to Transportation that provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills related to future careers through on-the- This doubled-blocked course is designed to job training at businesses and industries which work in prepare students to enter the automotive industry in the cooperation with the Georgetown Independent School field of two major automotive areas: engine performance District. This work-based course is designed to develop and brakes. Instruction in the use of hand and power tools, fundamental work skills, a healthy work attitude, and on- with stress on safety, constitutes a portion of the classroom the-job training which combine academic training with instruction. Information necessary to repair an automobile practical work experience compatible with the student’s engine is also taught in the classroom, followed by “hands career objective. A PE waiver can be granted with the on” automotive engine repair lab activities. The course will successful completion of this course. Students are emphasize the use of web-based repair manuals in the REQUIRED to complete 540 hours (approximately 15 service and repair of basic components of and automobile: hours each week of the school calendar year) of approved fuel systems, engine, emission control, chassis, electrical, work hours in order to receive the state credits for the brakes, and heating and air conditioning. Students will be course. Students may NOT quit a job without teacher interviewed and their performance reviewed for placement approval and must secure other employment within five in job shadowing opportunities and a summer internship at work days. a dealership. Students have an opportunity to become members of Skills USA. This part of the program involves CTE INDEPENDENT STUDY leadership training and training for Skills USA contests on a Credit: 1 local, district, and state level. A student must enroll in this Grade Placement: 11-12 course for one full year to meet state requirements. This Prerequisite: BCIS and one additional CTE course from course will prepare students to take the Automotive Service program of student’s interest, and teacher Excellence (ASE) exams in engine performance and approval brakes. This course may be articulated for college credit. To receive college credit the student must complete this This course enables students to apply knowledge course with an overall average of 80 or higher and and skills in a self-directed, teacher-approved project additional required courses from the participating college. using a variety of resources. The focus of this course is to allow the student to work independently on an original AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II project. The student will research and develop an idea of Credit: 2 his/her own, based on current business needs and Grade Placement: 12 emerging technologies. Upon completion of this course, Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I Exit exam with a the student will have an electronic portfolio of his/her work grade point average of 80 or above and and will present it to a panel of individuals, including Teacher Recommendation teachers, mentors, school administrators, and advisory council members for final evaluation. This course will The curriculum for this double-blocked course count as a measure for the rigorous Distinguished places an emphasis on more advanced techniques and Achievement Program Graduation Plan. skills in the two major automotive areas: electrical/ electronic systems, and suspension/steering. The successful completion of this two-year program should enable the student to obtain a job in the automotive industry and/or continue his/her education and training in this career field. Opportunities for students to continue their participation in Skills USA activities are provided. A student must enroll in this course for one full year to meet