1Prospect Mountain High
        School
      2004-2005
  Program of Studies




    Timber Wolves
TABLE OF CONTENTS




Contents                                             Page No.

Accreditation                        ...
ACCREDITATION

For the first year of Prospect Mountain High School students that are entering
PMHS from a school, which is...
PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL
         TITLE IX COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE MEMORANDUM

To:    Employees, Students, ...
Introduction
This course description book is provided to help you develop a program of study based
on your interests, abil...
General courses offer students an academic background in preparation for life after
high school as well as preparation for...
in college, the chance to challenge yourself by studying a subject in depth.

Satellite Program

Students who are self-mot...
1. Attend Summer School (only if you have obtained a 58% - 64% average)
       2. Repeat the course at Prospect Mountain H...
What Courses Do Colleges Want?

The single most important factor in admission decisions is your academic record. The
types...
Your       4    Year Plan

Name:                                                                                Plans
    ...
Graduation Requirements Class of 2005

All Students will need to Achieve Graduation requirements from sending school.

In ...
Graduation Requirements Class of 2006 & 2007

Students will be required to achieve 25 credits to graduate.

REQUIRED COURS...
II.   Course Load: A student may not schedule less than 8 courses without the
      approval of the Principal or Guidance ...
Graduation Requirements Class of 2008


REQUIRED COURSES                                                   REQUIRED CREDIT...
I.    Elective Credits: Each full year course receives 1 credit. Semester courses
      receive ½ credit. Consult the Prog...
PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC OFFERINGS 2004-2005

STUDENT NAME ____________________________________________GRADE...
BUSINESS EDUCATION
____450 Keyboarding/Word Processing      X        X   X   X   Sem              ½
____452 Intro. to Busi...
____496 Materials Properties & Testing        X        X           X   X        Quarter   ½
HEALTH EDUCATION
____301 Healt...
____617 Limnology                                         X   X           Sem           1 ***
____618 Biotechnology       ...
____701   Agri-Science II                                     X   X   Year         4
____702   Administrative Business & O...
FRESHMEN

We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order
to help you plan your course...
COURSE SELECTION 2007-2008


                                                 GRADE 9

REQUIRED COURSES

English 9, Englis...
SOPHOMORE

We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order
to help you plan your cours...
Total Credit 8




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COURSE SELECTION 2006-2007

                                              GRADE 10


REQUIRED COURSES

English Honors Engl...
Basic Human Anatomy          (½ credit)
Intro. to Sports Medicine    (½ credit)
Graded Fitness Testing       (½ credit)


...
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JUNIOR

We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order
to help you plan your course s...
COURSE SELECTION 2005-2006

                                          GRADE 11

REQUIRED COURSES

English 11, English 11 C...
SOCIAL STUDIES

MATHEMATICS                                          World History, or CP            (1 credit)
          ...
SENIOR

We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order
to help you plan your course s...
English 12 block AB semester 1 credit 1
Anthropology block AB quarter 3 credit ½
Yearbook block AB quarter 4 credit ½
Span...
COURSE SELECTION 2004-2005

                                             GRADE 12

REQUIRED COURSES

English 12, English 1...
Applied Mathematics                (1 credit)
Calculus Honors                    (1 credit)




COMPUTER

Computer Literac...
Microcomputer Accounting
Multimedia Communications I, II




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Art Department




Art 1 - (1 Credit)                                                             Gr. 9-12

This is a begi...
Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written
exams. They will also be required to develop...
printing making, ceramics and 3D design. Students will expand upon concepts learned
in Art 1, 2, & 3.

Students will be ex...
Advanced Placement portfolio exam. The AP Art portfolio/exam is due in May. A fee is
required to take the exam. The fee ha...
Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written
exams. They will also be required to develop...
Theatre 1: The History of Theatre - (½ Credit)

Theatre 1 is an introduction to the history of theatre from ancient Greece...
Music Department




Concert Band - (½ Credit per Semester)                                              Gr.9-12
Prerequis...
Music Theory - (½ Credit)                                                      Gr. 10-12
Prerequisite: Intro to Music
Fulf...
Music Composition - (½ Credit)                                                Gr. 10-12
Prerequisite: Intro to Music or Di...
Business Technology Department


Keyboarding/Word Processing - (½ Credit)                                       Gr.9-12

D...
Accounting I provides students with instruction in the terminology and concepts of sole
proprietorships, partnerships and ...
English




Note: Students in English 9-10-11-12 can choose a College Preparatory course
designed to prepare them for a 4-...
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  1. 1. 1Prospect Mountain High School 2004-2005 Program of Studies Timber Wolves
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents Page No. Accreditation 3 Title IX Compliant & Grievance 4 Introduction 5-9 Your 4 Year Plan 10 Graduation Requirements Class 2005 11 Graduation Requirements Class 2006-2007 12 Graduation Requirements Class 2008 13 PMHS Academic Offerings 2005-2005 15-18 Course Selection 19-30 Course Descriptions 31-73 Region 9 Vocational Center Offerings 74-84 Extra Curricula Activities 85 2
  3. 3. ACCREDITATION For the first year of Prospect Mountain High School students that are entering PMHS from a school, which is accredited by the NEASE, will be considered as attending an accredited high school. Prospect Mountain High School will be applying for accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. 3
  4. 4. PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL TITLE IX COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE MEMORANDUM To: Employees, Students, and Parents, Title IX provides that "no person in the United states shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance," with certain exceptions. Title IX is similar to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 except that Title IX applies to discrimination based on sex, is limited to education programs and activities, and includes employment. In accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-318, and amendments, thereto in Public Law 93-568 and of the code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 86, which implements those laws, it is hereby declared formally that it is the policy of the Supervisory Union in its actions, and those of its employees, that there shall be no discrimination of any education program or activity in the Alton School District. Inquiries, complaints, and other communications relative to this policy and to Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 and other public laws and federal regulations concerned with non-discrimination on the basis of sex, shall be addressed to the following person designated for this area: Prospect Mountain High School, P.O. Box 120 Alton, NH 03809 (603) 875-0366 Guidance Director School Nurse COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 1. Any complaint from or on behalf of any person employed or served by the School District shall communicate to the designated person in your immediate area. 2. The designee shall investigate the complaint, and attempt to resolve the issue. 3. If the issue is not resolved, the complaint shall be reduced to writing and submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, who will consider the evidence provided by the aggrieved and designee and rule on any corrective action, if necessary. 4. Any appeal from the decision of the Superintendent of Schools may be taken to the School Board within ten days, and the Board will render a decision within sixty days of the appeal, after hearing evidence in the case. 5. Appeal from the School Board's decision may be brought within ten days to the Federal office of Civil Rights and appeal from its decision may be brought in Federal Courts, whose decision shall be final. THIS MEMORANDUM IS PUBLISHED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION *86.9 OF TITLE 45, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION. 4
  5. 5. Introduction This course description book is provided to help you develop a program of study based on your interests, abilities, and goals. Brief course descriptions will acquaint you with both the required courses and the elective courses for the current school year. Please study this booklet and make very careful decisions about course selections since your schedule will be determined by the choices you make at this time. The Counselor at Prospect Mountain High School is eager to assist you and to provide you with information that may help in the decision making process. As you review the courses described in this booklet and make your choices for next year, keep the following points in mind: • Review graduation requirements. • Read the information given about each course. • Take advantage of the many electives offered while you are still in high school to help you decide about your future career. • Keep as many doors as possible open while you are still in high school. Recent research shows that students your age will have seven different jobs in their lifetime. Therefore, acquiring skills as well as completing post secondary education is important. • Most colleges have required courses. • If you are undecided about your career future, simply remember you are surrounded each and every day by competent, well educated staff members who are a valuable resource in answering questions about educational requirements and careers in their particular field of study. Spend some of your time with these talented people! Basic Programs Student that may need to receive remediation on skills from previous years would be eligible for basic courses. The focus is on small class size with development of skills. Student must have teacher recommendation for basic programs. Basic classes are only offered in English & Science. General Programs 5
  6. 6. General courses offer students an academic background in preparation for life after high school as well as preparation for Vocational/Technical School and some colleges. The general courses are for students whose academic interests and goals do not require extensive preparation time. CP Programs Preparation for post secondary education is a concern for many students. As requirements for admission have become more demanding for all colleges and universities, course selections should be made carefully to assure admission to the college of choice. Public and private institutions expect the transcript to show that the applicant has met certain prerequisites for admission or can qualify under special circumstances as designated by individual colleges/universities. Be aware that requirements do vary and students should consult school catalogs of institutions they may wish to attend as they plan their programs of study. Honors Program Students who intend to participate in Honors Program should be highly motivated, self- disciplined, and intellectually capable. In addition, students should possess reading, writing, speaking, thinking and research skills above grade level, as they will be studying a wider range of materials at a greater depth. Criteria for acceptance in an Honors class include: Teacher recommendation and a Grade B+ or better in prerequisite courses. Students in Honors courses should expect the following: More complex skill reasoning and conceptual development (emphasis on analysis and synthesis); Considerable homework and/or independent extensive project or thesis; Primarily subjective testing or composite application of skills (essay questions for testing; and a Final exam is required). AP Programs Advanced Placement (AP) programs provide incentives for public comprehensive high schools in New Hampshire to provide access to rigorous, college-level courses for interested and prepared students. With such programs, students may pursue college- level work while still in secondary school and receive college credit, advanced academic standing, or both. AP gives you the chance to try college-level work in high school, and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. If you get a "qualifying" grade on the AP Exam, there are thousands of colleges worldwide that will give credit or advanced placement for your efforts. This is just one of the reasons to get involved in AP. The hard work really does pay off — in the form of AP awards, time and money saved 6
  7. 7. in college, the chance to challenge yourself by studying a subject in depth. Satellite Program Students who are self-motivated, independent learners and have the desire to pursue areas of learning not offered as part of the regular curriculum may wish to consider classes offered by satellite. Criteria include an overall "B" average, fulfilling course prerequisites, and subject area teacher recommendation (if applicable). Students should meet with the Guidance Director to determine available courses. Satellite courses require a sincere commitment and students are strongly discouraged from dropping a satellite course after the normal add/drop time. Work-Study A Work Study Program is an opportunity to explore an area of work related to a student's program of study or to his/her career goals. One credit per year can be obtained through a work-study program. One half of a credit can be earned for ½ of a year. A credit or portion of a credit will be issued upon successful completion of the required number of hours. Students may earn a credit towards graduation requirements by spending one period every day in a supervised work assignment. This may be within the school environment itself or in an off site location in town or possibly out of town. Approval must be granted through the Guidance Department. Summer School Grades 9 – 12 credit for courses that have been failed. Students will not be considered eligible for summer school unless they have obtained a 58%-64% average during the regular school year in that specific subject. Students who have failed specific subjects can receive credit for these subjects by taking the necessary courses during summer school. Laconia, Wolfeboro, and Rochester schools offer these summer courses. A student may use the summer school program only one time for each academic area for graduation during their high school years. Students in summer school must take and pass a comprehensive exam at the conclusion of the summer school’s specific academic class that is created and given by curriculum leaders at Prospect Mountain High School, unless the summer school course and its exam have prior approval from the curriculum leader. Failing English or other Academic Courses Students who fail an English or other academic courses have the following options: 7
  8. 8. 1. Attend Summer School (only if you have obtained a 58% - 64% average) 2. Repeat the course at Prospect Mountain High School 3. Take a course from an approved Adult Education Program The Prospect Mountain High School policy generally does not permit students to take two English courses simultaneously at the school. Exceptions to this may be made on a case-by-case basis upon approval by the principal. Course Load: Each student will be encouraged to participate in a full academic schedule. Students should not plan on having a study period in their day. This will be the last opportunity for students to receive an education that they do not have to pay for, and should take as many classes that are not only challenging but of interest to that student. Many of the electives that are offered at PMHS are skills that students will require for a positive healthy life. All students must register for 8 courses. Course Change Policy It is the philosophy of the guidance department to help students in the process of making decisions about courses they take each year. The selection of courses is an important decision in the educational process and changes are not taken lightly. On the first day of school, all students will follow their class schedule as provided to them. No course changes will be made during the first days of school unless special circumstances exist. Students may request course changes beginning the third day of school. In order to add or drop a class, a student must first meet with the Guidance Director who will issue, when appropriate, a course change form to the student. Signatures from the added and/or dropped course must be obtained as well as a parent / guardian signature. When all signatures have been acquired, the form is to be returned to the Guidance Office. The deadline for course changes is as follows: Year long courses: 2 weeks after the year begins Semester length courses: 1 week after the semester begins Any courses dropped after the deadline will result in a WP (Withdrew Passing) or WF (Withdrew Failing) recorded on the transcript depending on the student’s grade up to that point. When a course change is requested and in the opinion of the Guidance Director the change is not in the best interest of the student, an appeal may be made to the Principal. Parents, teachers and Principal must approve all add / drop slips. 8
  9. 9. What Courses Do Colleges Want? The single most important factor in admission decisions is your academic record. The types of courses you select, as well as the number of years you study a subject and the grades you earn, are the primary importance. The academic vice-presidents of the six New England public universities have published a pamphlet titled Preparing for Higher Education in which they discuss admissions expectations. The recommended course work listed here has been taken from this pamphlet. A four-year college-bound student should plan a program to include the following: English: 4 years Math: 3-4 years “at least three, and preferably four, years of college preparatory mathematics.”* Social Studies: 2-3 years Foreign Language: 2-4 years of the same language “We believe that each student should achieve proficiency in foreign language, and that such proficiency requires significantly more than two years of study.” Science: 2-3 years “at least two, and preferably three, years of study devoted to biology, chemistry and physics…” Some two-year colleges and MOST technical colleges expect a student to take all of the above courses with the exception of foreign language. See your counselor for information about specific requirements for your program of interest. 9
  10. 10. Your 4 Year Plan Name: Plans after graduation (please check one) Occupational goals: Four year college or university Two year college or technical school Military training 1st Choice on-the-job training or apprenticeship immediate employment 2nd Choice Please use this sheet to list the courses you will need to take during your four years of high school. Your selections must reflect PMHS graduation requirements as well as the admissions requirements for any post-secondary education or employment you might be interested in. Be sure to use the Program of Studies book as well as your guidance counselor, teachers and parents to make your choices as accurate as possible. It is expected that changes will be made to this plan throughout your high school career. Freshman Year – 9 Sophomore Year - 10 English: English: Math: Math: Social Studies: Economics: (½) Science: Science: Freshman Seminar: (½) Health: (½) P.E.: Social Studies: Total Credits: Total Credits: Junior Year - 11 Senior Year - 12 English: English: Math: Social Studies: Science: Total Credits: Total Credits: 10
  11. 11. Graduation Requirements Class of 2005 All Students will need to Achieve Graduation requirements from sending school. In addition to recommendations concerning course work and overall objectives, we want to make suggestions about course schedules. Several studies have noted the tendency for high school students to avoid the more demanding and challenging courses available to them. This tendency has been especially apparent during the senior year, after most college and university admission decisions have been made. We want to emphasize that this interruption in the learning process makes the transition to college more difficult. We urge high school seniors to test their abilities at more demanding levels during their final year and to use that time period as an opportunity to experiment with new subject areas. 11
  12. 12. Graduation Requirements Class of 2006 & 2007 Students will be required to achieve 25 credits to graduate. REQUIRED COURSES REQUIRED CREDITS English: English 9,10,11,12 –1 credit per class 4 Social Studies: Civics -1 credit, 3½ World History - 1 credit Economics or Gen. Business - ½ credit U.S. History -1 credit Science: Phys. Science - 1 credit 3 Biology - 1 credit Physics – 1 credit See Science Listings for Additional Choices Math: Applied Math or Algebra I Part I or Algebra I Part II – 1 credit 3 Geometry or Algebra I CP or Geometry CP – 1 credit Algebra II CP or Algebra II Honors – 1 credit Geometry Honors or Advanced Math – 1 credit See Math Listings for Additional Choices Physical Education: Freshmen Year – 1 credit 1 Health: Health - ½ credit ½ Arts Education: Art - ½ credit ½ Theatre - ½ credit Music - ½ credit Computer Education: Computer Literacy - ½ credit ½ Required Courses 16 Elective Courses 9 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 25 (Class of 2006 and beyond) I. Elective Credits: Each full year course receives 1 credit. Semester courses receive ½ credit. Consult the Program of Studies for course identification. 12
  13. 13. II. Course Load: A student may not schedule less than 8 courses without the approval of the Principal or Guidance Director. 13
  14. 14. Graduation Requirements Class of 2008 REQUIRED COURSES REQUIRED CREDITS English: English 9,10,11,12 4 Social Studies: Civics -1 credit 3½ World History - 1 credit Economics or General Business - ½ credit U.S. History -1 credit Science: Phys. Science - 1 credit 3 Biology - 1 credit Physics - 1 credit See Science Listings for Additional Choices Math: Applied Math or Algebra I Part I or Algebra I Part II – 1 credit 3 Geometry or Algebra I CP or Geometry CP – 1 credit Algebra II CP or Algebra II Honors – 1 credit Geometry Honors or Adv. Math – 1 credit See Math Listings for Additional Choices Physical Education: Freshmen Year - 1 credit 1 Health: Health - ½ credit ½ Arts Education: Art - ½ credit ½ Music - ½ credit Theatre - ½ credit Computer Education: Computer Literacy - ½ credit ½ Freshman Seminar: Required for all Freshman - ½ credit ½ Starting with the class of 2008 Required Courses 16 ½ Elective Courses 8½ TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 25 (Class of 2006 and beyond) 14
  15. 15. I. Elective Credits: Each full year course receives 1 credit. Semester courses receive ½ credit. Consult the Program of Studies for course identification. II. Course Load: A student may not schedule less than 8 courses without the approval of the Principal or Guidance Director. PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS 9-12 (Class of 2008 and beyond) Promotion for Grades 9 and 10 will occur if the following requirements are met: To Grade 10 requires a minimum of 6 credits To Grade 11 requires a minimum of 12 credits To Grade 12 requires a minimum of 19 credits 25 credits to graduate Students must assume the responsibility to monitor their graduation requirements. Transfer students are advised to pay particular attention to Prospect Mountain High School requirements since they may differ from the previous school. 15
  16. 16. PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC OFFERINGS 2004-2005 STUDENT NAME ____________________________________________GRADE NEXT YR._________ We understand that any course changes need to be completed within the first three weeks of a year long class or within the first two weeks of a semester length class. PARENT SIGNATURE ________________________________________________________________ CODE: * REQUIRED COURSE ** INSTRUCTOR'S PERMISSION *** PREREQUISITE NEEDED COURSE GRADE LEVEL LENGTH CREDIT TRAD./BLOCK ARTS EDUCATION 9 10 11 12 ____200 Art 1 X X X X Sem 1 ____201 Art 2 X X X X Sem 1 *** ____202 Art 2 CP X X X X Sem 1 *** ____203 Art 3 X X X X Sem 1 *** ____204 Art 3 Honors X X X Sem 1 *** ____205 Art 4 X X Sem 1 *** ___ 206 Art 4 Honors X X Sem 1 *** ____207Adv. Placement Art Sem 1 Honors X X Sem 1 *** ____208 Adv. Placement Art Sem 2 Honors X X Sem 1 *** ____210 2-Dimensional Design X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____212 2-Dimensional Design CP X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____214 3-Dimensional Design X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____216 3-Dimensional Design CP X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____218 Art History CP X X Quarter ½ *** ____219 Theatre 1 (History of Theatre) X X X X Quarter ½ ____220 Theatre 3 (Acting) X X X X Quarter ½ ____250Concert Band X X X X Year 1 *** ____251 Mixed Chorus X X X X Year 1 ____252 Intro to Music X X X X Sem ½ ____253 Intro to Music X X X X Quarter ½ ____254 Music Composition X X X Quarter ½ *** ____255 Applied Music Lessons X X X X Sem ½ ____256 Applied Music Lessons X X X X Quarter ½ ____257 Music Technology X X X Quarter ½ *** ____258 Guitar X X Quarter ½ *** ____259 Music Theory X X X Quarter ½ *** ____260 Piano I X X X X Sem ½ ____261 Piano I X X X X Quarter ½ 16
  17. 17. BUSINESS EDUCATION ____450 Keyboarding/Word Processing X X X X Sem ½ ____452 Intro. to Business X X X X Sem 1 ____453 Business II X X X X Sem 1 *** ____453 Accounting I X X X Sem 1 ____453 Accounting II X X X Sem 1 *** ENGLISH ____100 Basic English X X Sem 1** ____101English 9 X Sem 1* ____102 English 10 X Sem 1* ____103 English 10 Honors X Sem 1* ____104 English 11 X Sem 1* ____105 English 11 CP X Sem 1* ____106 English 11 Honors X Sem 1* ____107 English 12 X Sem 1* ____108 English 12 CP X Sem 1* ____109 English 12 Honors/AP X Sem&Quarter 1-½* Summer Reading for Honors ____111 Yearbook X X Sem 1 ____112 Yearbook CP X X Sem 1 *** ____113 Creative Writing X X X X Quarter ½ ** ____114 Topics in Literature X X X Quarter ½ ____115 Basics of Public Speaking X X X X Quarter ½ WORLD LANGUAGES ____151 French I CP X X X X Year 1 ____152 French II CP X X X Year 1 *** ____153 French III CP X X Year 1 *** ____154 French IV CP X Year 1 *** ____155 Spanish I CP X X X X Year 1 ____156 Spanish II CP X X X Year 1 *** ____157 Spanish III CP X X Year 1 *** ____158 Spanish IV CP X Year 1 *** ____159 Latin I CP X X X X Year 1 ____160 Latin II CP X X X Year 1 *** ____161 Latin III CP X X Year 1 *** PHYSICAL EDUCATION ____276 P. E. 9 X X X X Sem 1* ____277 Weightlifting X X X X Sem ½ *** ____278 Weightlifting X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____279 Aerobics and Fitness X X X X Sem ½ *** ____280 Aerobics and Fitness X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____281 Team Sports and Officiating X X X X Sem ½ *** ____282 Team Sports and Officiating X X X X Quarter ½ *** FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES ____475 Food & Nutrition I X X X X Quarter ½ ____476 Food & Nutrition II X X X Quarter ½ *** ____477 Bake Shop X X X Quarter ½ *** ____478 Housing & Home Décor X X X X Quarter ½ ____479 Relationships & Marriage X X Quarter ½ ____480 Parenting X X Quarter ½ *** ____481 Clothing & Textiles X X X X Quarter ½ TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ____486 Power & Energy X X X X Sem ½ ____487 Power & Energy X X X X Quarter ½ ____488 Robotics X X X Quarter ½ *** ____489 Intro. to Woods X X X X Sem ½ ____490 Intro. to Woods X X X X Quarter ½ ____491 Intro. to Cabinetry X X X Sem 1 *** ____492 Intro. to Metals X X X X Sem ½ ____493 Intro. to Metals X X X X Quarter ½ ____494 CAM/CAD X X X Quarter ½ *** ____495 Materials Properties & Testing X X X X Sem ½ 17
  18. 18. ____496 Materials Properties & Testing X X X X Quarter ½ HEALTH EDUCATION ____301 Health X Quarter ½ * ____302 Basic Human Anatomy X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____303 Intro. to Sports Medicine X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____304 Graded Fitness Testing X X X X Quarter ½ *** MATHEMATICS ____350 Algebra I Part I X X X X Year 1 ____351 Algebra I Part II X X X X Year 1*** ___ 352 Algebra I Part III X X Sem ½ *** ____353 Algebra I CP X X X X Year 1*** ____354 Algebra II CP X X X X Year 1*** ____355 Algebra II Honors X X X X Year 1*** ____356 Geometry CP X X X Year 1*** ____357 Geometry Honors X X X Year 1*** ____358 Probability & Statistics CP X X X Quarter ½ *** ____359 Statistical Studies & Research CP X X X Quarter ½ *** ____360 Pre Calculus Honors X X Year 1*** ____361 Calculus Honors/AP X Year 1*** ____362 Applied Math X X X X Year 1 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY ____460 Computer Literacy X X X X Quarter ½ *** ____461 Web Programming I X X X Quarter ½ *** ____462 Web Programming II X X X Quarter ½ *** ____463 Advanced Computer Applications X X X Sem 1 *** ____464 Desktop Publishing X X X Quarter ½ *** ____465 Multimedia Production I X X Quarter ½ *** ____466 Multimedia Production II X X Quarter ½ SCIENCE ____600 Basic Physical Science X X X X Sem 1* ____601 Intro. to Phys. Science X X X X Sem 1* ____602 Physical Science CP X X X X Sem 1* ____603 Basic Biology Principles X X X Sem 1* ____604 Biology X X X Sem 1* ____605 Biology CP X X X Sem 1* ____606 Applied Chemistry X X Sem 1*** ____607 Chemistry CP X X Sem 1*** ____608 Chemistry A/P X X Sem 1*** ____609 Chemistry Honors X X Sem 1*** ____610 Conceptual Physics X Sem 1*** ____611 Physics CP X Sem 1*** ____612 Adv. Placement Anatomy & Physiology X X X Sem&Quarter 1-½ *** ____614 Adv. Placement Biology X X X Sem&Quarter 1-½ ** ____616 Field Ecology X X X Sem 1 18
  19. 19. ____617 Limnology X X Sem 1 *** ____618 Biotechnology X X Sem 1 *** ____619 Emergency Response X X X Quarter ½ *** ____620 Science in the News X X X Quarter ½ SOCIAL STUDIES ____400 Civics X Year 1 * ____401 Civics X Sem 1 * ____402 Civics CP X Year 1 * ____403 Civics CP X Sem 1 * ____404 World History X X X Year 1 * ____405 World History X X X Sem 1 * ____406 World History CP X X X Year 1 * ____407 World History CP X X X Sem 1 * ____409 Economics X Quarter ½* ____410 U.S. History X X Sem 1* ____411 U.S. History X X Quarter 1* ____412 U.S. History CP X X Year 1 ** ____413 U.S. History CP X X Sem 1 ** ____414 U.S. History Honors X X Sem 1* ____415 U.S. History Honors X X Quarter ½* ____416 AP U.S. History X Year 1 ** ____417 AP U.S. History X Sem&Quarter 1-½ ** ____419 Cont Issues X X Quarter ½ ____421 Buried Places & Lost Cultures X X Quarter ½ *** ____423 Anthropology X X Quarter ½ ____425 Psychology X X Quarter ½ ____427 Sociology X X Quarter ½ GENERAL STUDIES ____500 Freshman Seminar X Sem ½* ____501 Freshman Seminar X Quarter ½* ____502 Driver Education X X ½ ____503 Office Aide X X X X Sem ½ ____504 Office Aide X X X X Quarter ½ VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS ____700 Agri-Science I X X Year 2 19
  20. 20. ____701 Agri-Science II X X Year 4 ____702 Administrative Business & Office Systems X X Year 2*** ____703 Automotive Service Tech. I X X Year 2 ____704 Automotive Service Tech. II X X Year 4 ____705 Child Care Program I X X Year 2 ____706 Child Care Program II X X Year 2 ____707 Construction Trades I X X Year 2 ____708 Construction Trades II X X Year 4 ____709 Culinary Arts I X X Year 2 ____710 Culinary Arts II X X Year 4 ____711 Health & Human Services I X X X Year 2 ____712 Health & Human Services II X X X Year 4 ____713 Computer Networking I X X X Year 2 ____714 Computer Networking II X X X Year 2 ____715 Marketing Education I X X X Year 2 ____716 Marketing Education II X X X Year 2 ____717 Microcomputer Accounting X X Year 2 ** ____718 Multimedia Communications I X X X Year 2 ____719 Multimedia Communications II X X X Year 2 Reminders: If you choose 1 yearlong class i.e. Algebra 1, you must pick another yearlong class to back it up. If you pick three yearlong classes you must take a forth. If you choose 1 quarter class you must pick another quarter class to back it up. If you pick three quarter classes you must pick a forth to back them up. 20
  21. 21. FRESHMEN We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order to help you plan your course selection we have given you several examples. We will also visit your school and review this information with you and answer any question you may have. If you need any assistance during this process please call Mr. Holden at 875-0366 or e-mail rholden@pmhschool.com Flex Block Schedule (Times may change) Period a 7:45 - 8:30 Block A&B 7:45 - 9:20 Period b 8:34 - 9:20 Period c 9:25 -10:10 Block C&D 9:25 -11:00 Period d 10:13 - 11:00 Block E 11:05 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 -1:00 11:35 - 1:00 Lunch 11:05 -11:35 11:05 -11:45/lunch 11: 50 -12:15/12:15 -1:00 Period f 1:05 -1:50 Block F&G 1:05 - 2:35 Period g 1:54 - 2:40 EXAMPLE SCHEDULES If you are Freshmen your schedule will look similar to the following: Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 A Freshman Freshman P.E. 9 P.E. 9 Seminar Seminar B Keyboarding Keyboarding P.E. 9 P.E. 9 C Art 1 Art 1 English 9 English 9 D Art 1 Art 1 English 9 English 9 Physical Physical Science Civics Civics E Science CP CP Lunch F Spanish 1 Spanish 1 Spanish 1 Spanish 1 G Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Freshman Seminar Period A semester 1 credit 1 Keyboarding Period B semester 1 credit 1 Physical Ed. block AB semester 2 credit 1 Art 1 block CD semester 1 credit 1 English 9 block CD semester 2 credit 1 Physical Science block E semester 1 credit 1 Civic block E semester 2 credit 1 Spanish 1 period F year credit 1 Algebra 1 period G year credit 1 Total Credit 8 21
  22. 22. COURSE SELECTION 2007-2008 GRADE 9 REQUIRED COURSES English 9, English 9 CP, Basic English Social Studies (Civics or Civics CP) Science (Basic Physical Science, Intro. to Physical Science or Physical Science CP) Mathematics (Intro. to Algebra Part I., Algebra I or Algebra II) Freshman Seminar Physical Education *ELECTIVES* ARTS EDUCATION credit) Aerobics and Fitness (½ credit) Art 1 (1 Team Sports & Officiating (½ credit) credit) FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Art 2/Art 2 CP (1 credit) Art 3 (1 Foods & Nutrition (½ credit) credit) Housing & Home Decor. (½ credit) 2-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Clothing & Textiles (½ credit) 3-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Theatre 1 (History of Theatre) (½ credit) TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Theatre 3 (Acting) (½ credit) *Power & Energy (½ credit) Concert Band (½ credit) *Intro. to Woods (½ credit) Mixed Chorus (½ credit) *Intro. to Metals (½ credit) *Intro. to Music (½ credit) ∗ Materials Properties and Testing (½ credit) *Applied Music Lessons(½ credit) *Piano I (½ credit) HEALTH EDUCATION BUSINESS EDUCATION Basic Human Anatomy (½ credit) Intro. to Sports Medicine (½ credit) Intro. to Business (1 credit) Graded Fitness Testing (½ credit) Business II (1 credit) *Keyboarding (½ credit) COMPUTER ENGLISH Computer Literacy (½ credit) Web Programming (½ credit) Creative Writing (½ credit) Public Speaking (½ credit) GENERAL STUDIES WORLD LANGUAGES Office Aide (½ credit) French I (1 credit) Spanish I (1 credit) Latin I (1 credit) PHYSICAL EDUCATION Weightlifting (½ Would back Traditional Semester long 1 period classes & 1 Quarter Blocks. 22
  23. 23. SOPHOMORE We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order to help you plan your course selection we have given you several examples. We will also visit your school and review this information with you and answer any question you may have. If you need any assistance during this process please call Mr. Holden at 875-0366 or e-mail rholden@pmhschool.com Flex Block Schedule (Times may change) Period a 7:45 - 8:30 Block A&B 7:45 - 9:20 Period b 8:34 - 9:20 Period c 9:25 -10:10 Block C&D 9:25 -11:00 Period d 10:14 - 11:00 Block E 11:05 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 -1:00 11:35 - 1:00 Lunch 11:05 -11:35 11:05 -11:45/lunch 11: 45 -12:15/12:15 -1:00 Period f 1:05 -1:50 Block F&G 1:05 - 2:35 Period g 1:54 - 2:40 EXAMPLE SCHEDULES If you are Sophomore your schedule will look similar to the following: Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 A English 10 English 10 House & Interior Web Design Programming I B English 10 English 10 House & Interior Web Design Programming I Intro to Intro to Business C Business Health Economics D Intro to Intro to Business Business Health Economics E Biology CP Biology CP World History World History Lunch F Band Band Band Band G Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 English 10 block AB semester 1- credit 1 Economics block CD quarter 4 credit ½ House & Interior Design block AB quarter 3 credit ½ Biology CP block E semester 1 credit 1 Web Programming I block AB quarter 4 credit ½ World History block E semester 2 credit 1 Intro to Business block CD semester 1 credit 1 Band 1 period F year credit 1 Health block CD quarter 3 credit ½ Algebra 2 period G year credit 1 23
  24. 24. Total Credit 8 24
  25. 25. COURSE SELECTION 2006-2007 GRADE 10 REQUIRED COURSES English Honors English 10 CP or English 10, Basic English Social Studies (Economics (½ credit) or General Business, World History or World History CP) Science (Basic Biology Principles, Biology or Biology CP) Math (Applied Mathematics, Intro. to Algebra Part I, Intro. to Algebra Part II, Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry CP or Honors) Health (½ credit) *ELECTIVES* ARTS EDUCATION Art 1 (½ credit) WORLD LANGUAGES Art 2/Art 2 CP (½ credit) Art 3 (½ French I, II (1 credit) credit) Spanish I, II (1 credit) 2-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Latin I, II (1 credit) 3-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Theatre 1 - History (½ credit) PHYSICAL EDUCATION Theatre 3 - Acting (½ credit) Concert Band (½ credit) Weightlifting (½ Mixed Chorus (½ credit) credit) Intro to Music (½ credit) Aerobics and Fitness (½ credit) Music Composition (½ credit) Team Sports & Officiating (½ credit) Applied Music Lessons (½ credit) Music Technology (½ credit) FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Music Theory (½ credit) Piano I (½ Foods & Nutrition I, II (½ credit) credit) Bake Shop (½ credit) Housing & Home Decor. (½ credit) BUSINESS EDUCATION Clothing & Textiles (½ credit) Keyboarding (½ credit) TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Intro to Business (1 credit) Business II (1 credit) Power & Energy (½ credit) Accounting I (1 credit) Robotics (½ Accounting II (1 credit) credit) Intro. to Woods (½ credit) ENGLISH Intro. to Cabinetry (1 credit) Intro. to Metals (½ credit) Topics in Literature (½ credit) CAM/CAD (½ credit) Creative Writing (½ credit) Materials Properties and Testing (½ credit) Public Speaking (½ credit) HEALTH EDUCATION 25
  26. 26. Basic Human Anatomy (½ credit) Intro. to Sports Medicine (½ credit) Graded Fitness Testing (½ credit) COMPUTER EDUCATION Computer Literacy (½ credit) Web Programming I, II (½ credit) Advanced Computer Applications (½ credit) Desktop Publishing (½ credit) GENERAL STUDIES Office Aide (½ credit) VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS Ag-Science I Administrative Business & Office Systems Automotive Service Tech. I Child Care I Construction Trades I Culinary Arts I Health & Human Services I Computer Networking I Marketing Education Multimedia Communications I 26
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  28. 28. JUNIOR We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order to help you plan your course selection we have given you several examples. We will also visit your school and review this information with you and answer any question you may have. If you need any assistance during this process please call Mr. Holden at 875-0366 or e-mail rholden@pmhschool.com Flex Block Schedule (Times may change) Period a 7:45 - 8:30 Block A&B 7:45 - 9:20 Period b 8:34 - 9:20 Period c 9:25 -10:10 Block C&D 9:25 -11:00 Period d 10:14 - 11:00 Block E 11:05 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 -1:00 11:35 - 1:00 Lunch 11:05 -11:35 11:05 -11:45/lunch 11: 45 -12:15/12:15 -1:00 Period f 1:05 -1:50 Block F&G 1:05 - 2:35 Period g 1:54 - 2:40 EXAMPLE SCHEDULES If you are Junior your schedule will look similar to the following: Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 A English 11 English 11 CAM/CAD Guitar B English 11 English 11 CAM/CAD Guitar C French 3 French 3 French 3 French 3 D Chorus Chorus Chorus Chorus E Chemistry Chemistry Limnology Limnology Lunch F Geometry Geometry Geometry Geometry G US History US History US history US History Semester 1 Semester 2 English 11 block AB semester 1 credit 1 Chemistry block E semester 1 credit 1 CAM/CAD block AB quarter 3 credit ½ Limnology block E semester 2 credit 1 Guitar block AB quarter 4 credit ½ Geometry period F year credit 1 French 3 period C year credit 1 US History period G year credit 1 Chorus period D year credit 1 Total Credit 8 28
  29. 29. COURSE SELECTION 2005-2006 GRADE 11 REQUIRED COURSES English 11, English 11 CP or English 11 Honors U.S. History or U.S. History CP or AP U.S. History *ELECTIVES* ARTS EDUCATION WORLD LANGUAGES Art 1 (½ credit) French I, II, III (1 credit) Art 2/Art 2 CP (½ credit) Spanish I, II, III (1 credit) Art 3/Art 3 Honors (½ credit) Latin I, II, III (1 credit) Art 4/Art 4 Honors (½ credit) Adv. Placement Art Sem I Honor (1 credit) PHYSICAL EDUCATION Adv. Placement Art Sem II Honor(1 credit) 2-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Weightlifting (½ 3-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) credit) Art History (½ credit) Aerobics and Fitness (½ credit) Theatre 1 (½ credit) Team Sports & Officiating (½ credit) Theatre 3 (½ credit) Concert Band (½ credit) FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Mixed Chorus (½ credit) Intro to Music (½ credit) Foods & Nutrition I, II (½ credit) Music Composition (½ credit) Bake Shop (½ credit) Music Technology (½ credit) Housing & Home Decor. (½ credit) Applied Music Lessons (½ credit) Relationships & Marriage (½ credit) Guitar (½ Parenting (½ credit) credit) Clothing & Textiles (½ credit) Music Theory (½ credit) Piano I (½ credit) TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BUSINESS EDUCATION Power & Energy (½ credit) Robotics (½ Keyboarding (½ credit) credit) Intro to Business (1 credit) Intro. to Woods (½ credit) Business II (1 credit) Intro. to Cabinetry (1 credit) Accounting I (1 credit) Intro. to Metals (½ credit) Accounting II (1 credit) CAM/CAD (½ credit) Materials Properties and Testing (½ credit) ENGLISH HEALTH EDUCATION Yearbook/Yearbook CP (1credit) Creative Writing (½ credit) Basic Human Anatomy (½ credit) Topics in Literature (½ credit) Intro. to Sports Medicine (½ credit) Public Speaking (½ credit) Graded Fitness Testing (½ credit) 29
  30. 30. SOCIAL STUDIES MATHEMATICS World History, or CP (1 credit) AP US History (1 credit) Algebra I Part 2 (1 credit) Cont Issue (½ Algebra II or Honors (1 credit) credit) Geometry CP or Honors (1 credit) Buried Places & Lost Cultures (½ credit) Pre-Calculus Honors (1 credit) Anthropology (½ Probability & Statistics CP (½ credit) credit) Statistical Studies & Research CP Psychology (½ (½ credit) credit) Applied Mathematics (1 credit) Sociology (½ credit) COMPUTER Computer Literacy (½ credit) Web Programming I, II (½ credit) GENERAL STUDIES Adv. Computer Applications (½ credit) Desktop Publishing (½ credit) Drivers Education (½ credit) Multimedia Production I, II (½ credit) Office Aide (½ credit) SCIENCE Chemistry (Applied, CP & H) (1 credit) Conceptual Physics (1 credit) Adv. Plac. Anatomy & Physiology (1credit) Adv. Placement Biology (1 credit) Field Ecology (1 credit) Limnology (1 credit) Biotechnology (1 credit) Emergency Response (½ credit) Science in the News (½ credit) VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS Ag-Science I, II Administrative Business & Office Systems Automotive Service Tech. I, II Child Care I, II Construction Trades I, II Culinary Arts I, II Health & Human Services I, II Computer Networking I, II Marketing Education I, II Microcomputer Accounting Multimedia Communications I, II 30
  31. 31. SENIOR We will be running a Flex Block Schedule at Prospect Mountain High School. In order to help you plan your course selection we have given you several examples. We will also visit your school and review this information with you and answer any question you may have. If you need any assistance during this process please call Mr. Holden at 875-0366 or e-mail rholden@pmhschool.com Flex Block Schedule (Times may change) Period a 7:45 - 8:30 Block A&B 7:45 - 9:20 Period b 8:34 -9:20 Period c 9:25 -10:10 Block C&D 9:25 -11:00 Period d 10:14 - 11:00 Block E 11:05 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 -1:00 11:35 - 1:00 Lunch 11:05 -11:35 11:05 -11:45/lunch 11: 45 -12:15/12:15 -1:00 Period f 1:05-1:50 Block F&G 1:05 - 2:35 Period g 1:54 - 2:40 EXAMPLE SCHEDULES If you are Senior your schedule will look similar to the following: Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 A English 12 English 12 Anthropology Yearbook B English 12 English 12 Anthropology Yearbook C Spanish 4 Spanish 4 Spanish 4 Spanish 4 D Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus E Physics Physics Bake Shop Bake Shop Lunch F Intro to Woods Music Theory Advance Computer Graded Fitness Applications Testing G Intro to Woods Music Theory Advance Computer Graded Fitness Applications Testing Semester 1 Semester 2 31
  32. 32. English 12 block AB semester 1 credit 1 Anthropology block AB quarter 3 credit ½ Yearbook block AB quarter 4 credit ½ Spanish 4 period C year credit 1 Pre-Calculus period D year credit 1 Physics block E semester 1 credit 1 Bake Shop block E semester 2 credit 1 Intro. to Woods block FG quarter 1 credit ½ Music Theory block FG quarter 2 credit ½ Advanced Computer Applications block FG quarter 3 credit ½ Graded Fitness Testing block FG quarter 4 credit 1/2 Total Credit 8 32
  33. 33. COURSE SELECTION 2004-2005 GRADE 12 REQUIRED COURSES English 12, English 12 CP, English 12 Honors or AP English Literature *ELECTIVES* ARTS EDUCATION Latin I, II, III, IV (1 credit) Art 1 (½ PHYSICAL EDUCATION credit) Art 2/Art 2 CP (½ credit) Weightlifting (½ Art 3/Art 3 Honors (½ credit) credit) Art 4/Art 4 Honors (½ credit) Aerobics and Fitness (½ credit) Adv. Placement Art Sem I Honor (1 credit) Team Sports & Officiating (½ credit) Adv. Placement Art Sem II Honor(1 credit) 2-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES 3-Dimensional Design or CP (½ credit) Art History (½ credit) Foods & Nutrition I, II (½ credit) Theatre 1 (½ credit) Bake Shop (½ credit) Theatre 3 (½ credit) Housing & Home Decor. (½ credit) Concert Band (½ credit) Relationships & Marriage (½ credit) Mixed Chorus (½ credit) Parenting (½ credit) Intro to Music (½ credit) Clothing & Textiles (½ credit) Music Composition (½ credit) Music Technology (½ credit) TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Applied Music Lessons (½ credit) Guitar (½ Power & Energy (½ credit) credit) Robotics (½ Music Theory (½ credit) credit) Piano I (½ Intro. to Woods (½ credit) credit) Intro. to Cabinetry (1 credit) Intro. to Metals (½ credit) BUSINESS EDUCATION CAM/CAD (½ credit) Keyboarding (½ credit) Materials Properties and Testing (½ credit) Intro to Business (1 credit) Business II (1 credit) HEALTH EDUCATION Accounting I (1 credit) Accounting II (1 credit) Basic Human Anatomy (½ credit) Intro. to Sports Medicine (½ credit) ENGLISH Graded Fitness Testing (½ credit) Yearbook/Yearbook CP (1credit) MATHEMATICS Creative Writing (½ credit) Topics in Literature (½ credit) Algebra I Part 2 (1 credit) Public Speaking (½ credit) Algebra II or Honors (1 credit) Geometry CP or Honor (1 credit) WORLD LANGUAGES Pre-Calculus Honors (1 credit) Probability & Statistics CP (½ credit) French I, II, III, IV (1 credit) Statistical Studies & Research CP (½ Spanish I, II, III, IV (1 credit) credit) 33
  34. 34. Applied Mathematics (1 credit) Calculus Honors (1 credit) COMPUTER Computer Literacy (½ credit) Web Programming I, II (½ credit) Adv. Computer Applications (½ credit) Desktop Publishing (½ credit) Multimedia Production I, II (½ credit) SCIENCE Chemistry (Applied, CP & H) (1 credit) Conceptual Physics (1 credit) Physics CP (1 credit) Adv. Plac. Anatomy & Physiology (1 credit) Adv. Placement Biology (1credit) Field Ecology (1credit) Limnology (1credit) Biotechnology (1credit) Emergency Response (½ credit) Science in the News (½ credit) SOCIAL STUDIES World History, or CP (1 credit) Cont Issue (½ credit) Buried Places & Lost Cultures (½ credit) Anthropology (½ credit) Psychology (½ credit) Sociology (½ credit) GENERAL STUDIES Driver Education (½ credit) Office Aide (½ credit) VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS Ag-Science I, II Administrative Business & Office Systems Automotive Service Tech. I, II Child Care I, II Construction Trades I, II Culinary Arts I, II Health & Human Services I, II Computer Networking I, II Marketing Education I, II 34
  35. 35. Microcomputer Accounting Multimedia Communications I, II 35
  36. 36. Art Department Art 1 - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-12 This is a beginning art course, which is designed to introduce students to a variety of visually oriented artistic disciplines, mediums and techniques. It is also designed to develop an awareness of the elements of art and principles of design, art history, culture & art appreciation. Successful completion of Art one fulfills the art requirement for graduation and is required if other studio art classes are to be taken. Students will start to build a foundation for more advanced art classes. Most of the class time will be spent with hands on application of drawing, painting, and printing as well as other two dimensional design disciplines. Students will also study three- dimensional designs through sculpture and ceramics. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. Art 2 - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 1 This is a beginner to intermediate level course. Art 2 is a continuation of Art 1 and strives to strengthen and expand upon the skills and knowledge gain from Art 1. Some of the artistic disciplines students will study include the following: drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and three-dimensional design. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. Art 2 CP - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 1 with a “B” or better average This is an intermediate level course for students who display strong artistic talent and work ethic. Art 2cp is a continuation of Art 1 and strives to strengthen and expand upon the skills and knowledge gain from Art 1 while focusing students upon skills needed to succeed in college level art courses. Some of the artistic disciplines students will study include the following: drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and three-dimensional design. 36
  37. 37. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams. They will also be required to develop original ideas in both a structured and independent format. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. Art 3 - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 2 This is an intermediate to advanced level course, which focuses upon the areas of drawing, painting, printing making, ceramics and 3D design. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. Art 3 Honors - (1 Credit) Gr. 10-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 2 CP or Art 2 with a “B” average and the completion of 3 summer art assignments This is an advanced level course for students who display exceptional artistic talent and work ethic. Art 3 Honors is a continuation of Art 2 CP with those skills and concepts learn in Art 2 CP being expanded upon. A major goal of this class is to prepare student for college art classes by developing the personal creativity and skills need to succeed in a college art class. Some of the artistic disciplines students will study include the following: drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and three-dimensional design. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams. They will also be required to develop original ideas in both a structured and independent format. Students will develop a portfolio, a portion of which must include a body of work that has a unified theme or concentration. Students will be required to complete 3 summer art assignments, which will be passed in for grading during the second week of classes. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. In order to receive the honors credit students and their parent/guardian must sign a contract outline specific assessment requirements to be completed by the student. Failure to complete all contractual requirements will prevent the student from receiving an honors level credit for this course. Art 4 - (1 Credit) Gr.11-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 3 This is an advanced level course, which focuses upon the areas of drawing, painting, 37
  38. 38. printing making, ceramics and 3D design. Students will expand upon concepts learned in Art 1, 2, & 3. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. Art 4 Honors - (1 Credit) Gr.11-12 Prerequisite: pass Art 3 CP or Art 3 with a “B” average and the completion of 3 summer art assignments This is an advanced level course for students who display exceptional artistic talent and work ethic. Art 4 Honors is a continuation of Art 3 Honors with those skills and concepts learn in Art 3 Honors being expanded upon. A major goal of this class is to prepare student for college art classes by developing the personal creativity and skills need to succeed in a college art class. Some of the artistic disciplines students will study include the following: drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and three-dimensional design. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams. They will also be required to develop original ideas in both a structured and independent format. Students will develop a portfolio, a portion of which must include a body of work that has a unified theme or concentration. Students will be required to complete 3 summer art assignments, which will be passed in for grading during the second week of classes. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. In order to receive the honors credit students and their parent/guardian must sign a contract outline specific assessment requirements to be completed by the student. Failure to complete all contractual requirements will prevent the student from receiving an honors level credit for this course. Advanced Placement Art Semester 1 (Honors) - (1 Credit) Gr. 11-12 Prerequisite: Written approval by a Visual Art Educator Pass Art 3/3cp Completion of 5 different summer art assignment developed at an AP Quality Level. Advanced Placement (AP) Art is a nationally standardized course. There are three different portfolio exams a student may take for credit. Requirements for completing the course and receiving credit vary each year based upon the requirements established by the College Board for Advanced Placement. In years past, students have been required to develop a portfolio with three sections. The quality section requires 5 works; the concentration section requires 12 works, and the breath section requires 12 works. Photographic slides of the work will be taken by the students and developed with their own resources. Students will be required to complete 5 summer art assignments, which will be passed in for grading during the second week of classes. It is required by the end of first semester for the student to have completed 2/3 of all pieces of art required for their 38
  39. 39. Advanced Placement portfolio exam. The AP Art portfolio/exam is due in May. A fee is required to take the exam. The fee has been under 100$ in years past. Full completion and submission of the portfolio to the College Board is required to earn and maintain any credits from this course. In order to receive the honors credit students and their parent/guardian must sign a contract outlining specific assessment requirements to be completed by the student. Failure to complete all contractual requirements will prevent the student from receiving any credit for this course or have the AP copyright label on their transcript for this course. Advanced Placement Art Semester 2 (Honors) (1 Credit) Gr. 11-12 Prerequisite: Successfully Completes AP Art Semester 1 This course is the second half of the Advanced Placement Portfolio Exam. Advanced Placement (AP) Art is a nationally standardized course. There are three different portfolio exams a student may take for credit. Requirements for completing the course and receiving credit vary each year based upon the requirements established by the College Board for Advanced Placement. In years past, students have been required to develop a portfolio with three sections. The quality section requires 5 works; the concentration section requires 12 works, and the breath section requires 12 works. Photographic slides of the work will be taken by the students and developed with their own resources. The AP Art portfolio/exam is due in May. A fee is required to take the exam. The fee has been under 100$ in years past. Full completion and submission of the portfolio to the College Board is required to earn and maintain any credits from this course. In order to receive the honors credit students and their parent/guardian must sign a contract outlining specific assessment requirements to be completed by the student. Failure to complete all contractual requirements will prevent the student from receiving any credit for this course or have the AP copyright label on their transcript for this course. 2-Dimensional Design - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: Pass Art 1 This is an intermediate course that focuses on various two-dimensional design mediums & techniques. The artistic disciplines to be covered in this class include: drawing, painting, printing, graphic/commercial arts, and Illustration. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. 2-Dimensional Design CP - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: Pass Art 1 or Art 1 CP with a “B” Average. This is an intermediate to advanced course that focuses on various two-dimensional design mediums & techniques. The artistic disciplines to be covered in this class include: drawing, painting, printing, graphic/commercial arts, and Illustration. 39
  40. 40. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams. They will also be required to develop original ideas in both a structured and independent format, while developing skills to succeed in a college level art course. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. 3-Dimensional Design - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: Pass Art 1 This course is an intermediate level course that focuses on various three-dimensional design mediums & techniques. Clay mediums and techniques will be used and could include wheel thrown, coil, and slab clay construction. Non-clay sculptural mediums will also be used and could include plaster/wood/stone carving, wire construction along with other additive and deductive processes. Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams while developing original ideas. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom and recycle clay. 3-Dimensional Design CP - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: Pass Art 1 with a “B” Average or Pass Art 1CP This course is an intermediate to advanced level course that focuses on various three- dimensional design mediums & techniques. Clay mediums and techniques will be used and could include wheel thrown, coil, and slab clay construction. Non-clay sculptural mediums will also be used and could include plaster/wood/stone carving, wire construction along with other additive and deductive processes Students will be expected to complete regular homework, bookwork, and written exams. They will also be required to develop original ideas in both a structured and independent format, while developing skills to succeed in a college level art course. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom and recycle clay. Art History CP - (½ Credit) Gr. 11-12 Prerequisite: Completed Sophomore Level CP English or CP History This course fulfills the NH graduation art requirement. In this course students will study and research Art History, the art critiquing processes, the elements of art and how they are applied through the principles of design. Some hands on lessons that involve producing artwork will be done in class to reinforce concepts studied from the textbook and in class lectures. The bulk of the course will involve reading, note taking, research papers, open response questions, as well as writing from writing prompts. Students will be expected to complete regular homework. They will also be required to work with other peers to maintain a clean classroom. 40
  41. 41. Theatre 1: The History of Theatre - (½ Credit) Theatre 1 is an introduction to the history of theatre from ancient Greece to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on ancient Greek tragedy, medieval morality plays, Elizabethan theatre, and modern American drama. Plays are studied in terms of character analysis, theatrical conventions, practices, and attitudes of the time periods, and the challenges of performing these plays before an audience. Occasionally, students may be asked to provide a written or oral analysis of a film. Opportunities to work on costuming, directing, blocking scenes, make-up, and acting are afforded by performing scenes from these plays. Eventually, this course will grow into a broader study of world drama as materials become available to the department. Some of the plays studied may vary from year to year. Students will be graded on quizzes, projects, performance, participation, and tests. This course fulfills the fine arts requirement. Theatre 3: Acting - (½ Credit) Students will work on the challenges actors face concerning how to develop or "become" his character. Objectives will be met by written and oral analysis of characters presented to the class in film, improvisational techniques, working with monologues and soliloquies, researching techniques of accomplished actors, and by performing several skits. Reading from The Art of Acting will be required, as well as reading several scenes/plays. Emphasis will also be placed on projection, diction, posture, timing, and other key elements in line delivery. 41
  42. 42. Music Department Concert Band - (½ Credit per Semester) Gr.9-12 Prerequisite: Students must be able to play a concert band instrument. The course will be performance oriented with an emphasis on teamwork and cooperative learning. Students will have the opportunity to perform a variety of musical styles and in a number of different configurations. Band members will have the chance to audition and participate in State and New England Music Festivals. This course may be retaken for credit with permission. All students are expected to schedule a private or group lesson with the Director either during common study hall time or after school. Lesson times will vary according to semester and individual schedules. A minimum of 2 ½ hours of practice per week outside of class is expected. Attendance at all group rehearsals and performances is mandatory. Applied Music Lessons - (½ Credit per Semester) Gr. 9-12 Prerequisite: Arrangements for this course are made with the instructor. Group or private instrumental music lessons are available once a week to students in grades 9-12. Some instruments are available for students who do not own one (check with the instructor in regards to availability) and a “rent-to-own” program is also offered. Lessons are available on all of the instruments in the band. Mixed Chorus - (½ Credit per Semester) Gr. 9-12 Open to all students with an interest in singing. Experience is helpful, but not required. The course will be performance oriented and will explore a variety of musical styles from different time periods and cultures. In addition, skills in sight singing, ear training, rhythm and musical notation will be developed and/or improved. Students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists and in small ensembles, and to audition for participation in State and New England Music Festivals. This course may be retaken for credit with permission. A minimum of 2 ½ hours of practice per week outside of class is expected. Attendance at all group rehearsals and performances is mandatory. 42
  43. 43. Music Theory - (½ Credit) Gr. 10-12 Prerequisite: Intro to Music Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement In this course, students are led beyond their playing knowledge, and have the opportunity to explore the why and how of music through improved understanding and musicianship. The class is taught seminar style with the free exchange of ideas highly encouraged. The course objectives include the following: 1) Students will improve their understanding of music notation and to develop a clear manner of writing music down on staff paper; 2) They will learn to recognize intervals through ear training exercises and the use of sight singing techniques (singing participation is required); 3) Students will become familiar with scale construction (major and minor) and the circle of 5ths; 4) They will understand the role of the conductor, and how to direct an ensemble from the podium; and 5) Students will be exposed to traditional harmony, chords, voice leading, and inversions that will assist the students in composing their own music. Guitar Class - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement Guitar offers to the student an opportunity to learn basic techniques and skills that may be applied to many styles of guitar music. Students will be provided with an acoustic guitar for use in class. Material covered includes the various parts of the guitar, how to name the strings, how notes relate to the guitar, music reading, common guitar chords, care and tuning of the instrument and common strumming and picking styles. Students will learn how to play easy popular songs of many different styles by the end of the course with the emphasis being on basic techniques of playing melody and chords. Regular practice is a must for successful completion of this course. Piano I - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement Piano I is open to all students who wish to learn how to play a keyboard instrument. Previous musical experience is helpful but not required. Instruction will be offered from beginning to intermediate levels with an emphasis on performance and basic music theory. Students will need access to a keyboard to do their out of class practice. Intro to Music - (½ Credit) Gr. 9-12 Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement This course will provide the students with the basics in music that are required before moving on into the advanced music courses. Students will study the basic elements of music – melody, harmony and rhythm. Students will learn how to read and write music. They will also learn how to construct major and minor chords, intervals and how to sight read/sing. Singing in front of others is required for this course. 43
  44. 44. Music Composition - (½ Credit) Gr. 10-12 Prerequisite: Intro to Music or Director’s Approval Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement This course will give aspiring musicians and composers a chance to focus on their talents and abilities in writing music. Students will learn about the different types of music and how to properly write music in each different style. Students will also be able to compose their own music in whatever styles they choose. The goal will be to compose a song and eventually record it at the end of the class. Music Technology - (½ Credit) Gr. 10-12 Prerequisite: Intro to Music or Director’s Approval Fulfills ½ Credit Fine Art Requirement This course will give students an opportunity to explore the world of music technology. Students will receive hands on experience with mixers, microphones, speakers and various instruments. Students will also learn how to use the computer to compose and record their own music. Students will learn how to run a soundboard and will work the soundboard at various school functions during which a sound system is required. 44
  45. 45. Business Technology Department Keyboarding/Word Processing - (½ Credit) Gr.9-12 During the first part of this course students develop skills in operating an alphanumeric keyboard by using the touch system. The software program used allows students to keep track of their progress while improving accuracy and speed. During the second part of the course, students use the features of MS Word to properly format basic business documents. *Students may take a proficiency test as an option to this course. Introduction to Business - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-12 This introduction to the world of business helps students prepare for the economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. Topics include: economic systems, world trade, business enterprises, e-commerce, and communication skills. Students will also complete the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program to learn financial planning, banking services, credit, and insurance. Introduction to Business serves as a background for other business courses, assists the students with consumer decision- making, and helps to prepare for future employment. This course fulfills the Economics requirement for graduation. Business II – (1 Credit) Prerequisite: Intro to Business Are you interested in a career in business? Did you know that practically any career choice you make will benefit from a good background in business? Building upon the knowledge of business practices studied in Intro to Business, this course is designed to introduce four major areas of focus: Business Law, Marketing, Business Management and E-Commerce. Covered in depth throughout the course will be discussions and activities pertaining to international business, technology used in business, the importance of good communication skills and explorations into careers in business. Accounting I - (1 Credit) Gr. 10-12 45
  46. 46. Accounting I provides students with instruction in the terminology and concepts of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Accounting principles and procedures of the accounting cycle are applied in maintaining business records for service and merchandising businesses. Automated accounting programs are introduced. Projects and simulation packets that follow each unit provide students with an on-the-job type of experience. This course fulfills one math credit requirement for graduation. Accounting II – (1 Credit) Gr. 10-12 Prerequisites: Accounting II Accounting II upon the foundation established in Accounting I. This course helps students to develop deeper knowledge of the principles of accounting with more emphasis being placed on financial statements and accounting records. Students apply previously learned principles to the more complicated types of business organizations: partnerships and corporations. Students also become familiar with such specialized fields of accounting as cost accounting, tax accounting, payroll accounting, and not-for- profit accounting. Automated accounting programs are utilized. Projects and simulation packets that follow each unit provide students with an on-the-job type of experience. 46
  47. 47. English Note: Students in English 9-10-11-12 can choose a College Preparatory course designed to prepare them for a 4-year college program. TO ELECT OR TO REMAIN IN A COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH, A STUDENT MUST MAINTAIN A "C" OR BETTER AVERAGE IN HIS/HER PRESENT ENGLISH COURSE. Students selecting CP level courses should expect extensive work with vocabulary, grammar, writing assignments and reading selections beyond General English. Students in Grades 11 and 12 may also choose Honors English; see course description below. Basic English - (1 Credit) Gr. 9-10 Prerequisite: Recommendation of English Teacher This is a full year course for freshmen and sophomores who need more intensive and prescriptive work in the areas of reading and writing. Class will be kept small to allow for more individual attention in the areas of each student’s needs. Literature will focus on short stories and short novels to promote reading comprehension. Writing assignments will vary by student. Students needing this course will take it in lieu of general English 9 or 10. Placement in this course must be approved by the Guidance Director. English 9 - (1 Credit) Required - English 9 or 9 CP The 9th grade English program includes an extensive study of basic grammar skills. Composition work covers good sentence construction, paragraph formation, and short essays. This course introduces correct research format and a short research paper is required. Literature study includes short stories, poetry, several novels, Mythology, and Shakespeare. Outside reading is required . Vocabulary work is also covered. English 10 - (1 Credit) Required - English 10 or 10 CP The 10th grade English program covers more advanced grammar skills, as the basics should have been learned by this level. Composition emphasis is placed on lengthy essays and an extensive research paper is required. World Literature study includes short stories, poetry, several novels, and a Shakespearian play in addition to outside book reports. Units on vocabulary and mythology are also included. 47

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