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  • 1. Zion-Benton Township High School COURSE GUIDE Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 The ZB Way: Respect & Responsibility
  • 2. ZION-BENTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL MISSION To promote self-worth, social responsibility and lifelong learning in partnership with our community SERVICE AND COMMUNITY EFFECTIVE SCHOOL Promote genuine pride in our school Demonstrate the joint presence of and encourage students to become excellence (high level of achievement) responsible and active members and and equity (little achievement difference leaders in our school and community. among subsets of students). INNOVATION AND EQUITY MOTIVATION Celebrate our diverse population Motivate students through consistent, by guaranteeing equity in caring teaching that emphasizes learning opportunities and ensuring creativity, cooperation and access to innovative technology academic achievement. and teaching practices. CORE COMMITMENTS DISCOVERY SAFETY Nurture a passion for Provide and support an discovery that fosters an inviting, emotionally and physically challenging and enjoyable safe environment free from learning experience. substance abuse. ROLE MODEL CURRICULUM Model adult behaviors of Provide a curriculum honesty, citizenship, that is rigorous and ethical behavior, dignity relevant for all students. and respect. Note: The Course Guide is approved annually by the Board of Education.
  • 3. PURPOSE . . . The purpose of the Course Guide is to provide information important for choosing an appropriate learning pathway and selecting courses needed to achieve educational and career goals. DESCRIPTION . . . The Course Guide is in two parts. The first part, the Introduction, includes general information about graduation requirements, selecting a learning pathway, "building" a schedule of classes, as well as additional important information. The second part, beginning on page 1, lists the various courses offered by department. USING THE GUIDE . . . Please take a few minutes to "leaf through" the guide to get an idea of the contents and layout. After you have looked through the guide, follow the outline below to help you prepare for registration. 1. Turn to page i and read about "Preparing a Four-Year Instructional Program." In order to plan your program, it is necessary to understand the "learning pathways" and the placement process. 2. See pages ii and iii for a description of each pathway. As you read about what is expected, seriously consider (a) which pathway will best help you fulfill your goals, and (b) whether you can meet the requirements for entrance to the pathway and courses as well as the demands for keeping up with the work. Selecting a pathway should not be a status or social decision. 3. See page iv on "Choosing Electives." Select the "elective" course(s) which will help you toward your personal and career goals. Do not choose electives as "filler" courses. Read about the electives offered in each department. 4. See page iv on "Building a Class Schedule." With the help of your parents, advisor, and counselor choose your courses for next year. Your next step is registration. 5. Students will complete the registration forms during their advisory period. Your careful attention and advance planning will pay off in making sound decisions rather than last minute choices. 6. The school reserves the right to cancel or eliminate courses for any given school year. Inclusion of a course in this handbook does not assure it will be offered at a future date.
  • 4. INTRODUCTION - pages i - x Information to assist in understanding the mission of the school and the procedures for selecting courses and successfully completing the district requirements and personal goals for graduation and beyond. Graduation Requirements........................................................................................................................ i Carnegie Units Required......................................................................................................i Definition of a Carnegie Unit ..............................................................................................i Preparing a Four-Year Instructional Program..................................................................................... i Selecting a Learning Pathway.................................................................................................................. i T Learning Pathways............................................................................................................................... ii-iii - Life Pathway ..................................................................................................................ii - Integrated Pathway .........................................................................................................ii A - College Preparatory Pathway ........................................................................................ii - Technology Academy....................................................................................................iii B - Accelerated Pathway .....................................................................................................iii College/Post Secondary School Admission Guidelines........................................................................iv NCAA Requirements ...............................................................................................................................iv L Building a Class Schedule................................................................................................................... iv-vi Class Load ...........................................................................................................................v E Physical Education..............................................................................................................v The Four-Year High School Plan Worksheet (also on back inside cover)......................vi The Advisory Program ......................................................................................................vi Additional Information....................................................................................................................... vii-x Homework.........................................................................................................................vii Fees....................................................................................................................................vii Early Graduation ...............................................................................................................vii Pass-Fail Course Options..................................................................................................vii O Second Grade Option...................................................................................................... viii Schedule Changes ........................................................................................................... viii Alternative to High School Attendance-College Credits During Senior Year............. viii F Concurrent Enrollment at Zion-Benton and the College of Lake County.................... viii Lake County High Schools Technology Campus ......................................................... viii Summer School..................................................................................................................ix Evening School ..................................................................................................................ix Special Services .................................................................................................................ix Title IX Compliance...........................................................................................................ix Honors Recognition................................................................................................................................... x C Determining Grade Point Average.....................................................................................x Grade Weighted Courses....................................................................................................x Academic Letters ................................................................................................................x O Honor Roll...........................................................................................................................x Rank-In-Class......................................................................................................................x N COURSE OFFERINGS - pages 1 - 53 A comprehensive listing of course offerings by field of study including prerequisites, fees, and course descriptions. T Business Education and Family .................................................................................................................. 1 Driver Education.......................................................................................................................................... 4 E English and Reading.................................................................................................................................... 5 English Language Learners (ELL) ...........................................................................................................10 Family and Consumer Science..................................................................................................................12 N Foreign Language......................................................................................................................................14 Health and Physical Education..................................................................................................................18 T Industry and Technology...........................................................................................................................21 Mathematics...............................................................................................................................................25 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) ......................................................................29 S Science .......................................................................................................................................................30 Social Studies.............................................................................................................................................33 Special Education ......................................................................................................................................38 Visual and Performing Art ........................................................................................................................42 Lake County High School Technology Campus......................................................................................48 Additional Course Offerings .....................................................................................................................52
  • 5. INTRODUCTION This section provides students and their families the necessary information for meeting the requirements for graduation, preparing a four-year program of studies and choosing the instructional learning pathway and electives to help you achieve your goals. Additional information is provided on credits, grade point average, rank in class, class standing, fees, homework, early graduation, alternatives to high school attendance and courses. If you have questions, ask your advisor and/or counselor. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CLASSES OF 2010, 2011, 2012 To be eligible for a diploma from this high school, a student must CARNEGIE UNITS REQUIRED have completed eight semesters of high school attendance with Curriculum Area Units Required the final semester as a full-time student at Zion-Benton Township English - 1, 2, 3, English Elective 4.00 High School. In the course of eight semesters, students must meet Mathematics (Including Geometry) 3.00 the minimum graduation requirements of 22 credits. (Two Science 3.00 exceptions to this condition are contained in the sections on Early Beginning with the class of 2012, all students Graduation and Alternative to High School Attendance.) must successfully complete three years of science. Social Studies Starting with the class of 2012, all students must successfully Social Studies 1.00 complete a minimum of three years of science; one of the United States History 1.00 three years must be a biological science class. United States Government 1.00 (Includes the required state mandate for Consumer Education by passing this required course.) Physical Education* DEFINITION OF A CARNEGIE UNIT (Six Semesters Required)* 3.00 A unit of credit is given for a successfully completed 36-week full-credit Health 0.50 course or two 18-week courses meeting one period each day, five days Driver Education 0.25 weekly. Summer School and Night School courses earn a semester of credit of 0.50 except for Driver Education, which is 0.25 credit. Computer Tech.** 0.50 Electives 5.75 Beginning with the class of 2012 – 4.75 credits Total Required Credits 22.00 *This requirement can be met by enrolling in NJROTC or Marching Band or by participating in Varsity Athletics. See your counselor for details. If a waiver is granted, the course must be replaced with another credit. See page v for details. ** This requirement can be waived for incoming freshmen by passing a proficiency test measuring keyboarding speed and efficiency, document formatting using MS word, spread-sheeting using Excel, and presentation using PowerPoint. If a waiver is granted, the course must be replaced with another credit. Contact Jesse Michmerhuizen for details at 847-731-9440. PREPARING A FOUR-YEAR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM Each student is required to plan a four-year program of courses to achieve the desired educational and career goals (see page vi). Selecting and following the sequences of courses for that pathway will meet graduation and learning pathway requirements. Read and study carefully the explanation of each pathway and the requirements for the courses in that pathway. Pay attention to course prerequisites and when semester and year courses are offered. Planning a four-year program reduces the chance of missing courses and electives needed. We know that students’ plans do change, and we encourage them to seek the advice of their parents, advisor and counselor throughout their high school career so as to maintain an updated relevant plan. SELECTING A LEARNING PATHWAY The Board of Education provides a comprehensive instructional program organized into Learning Pathways. For incoming freshman, placement test scores determine the level of the student’s core academic courses. Teacher recommendations and prerequisites determine student placement for those currently enrolled. Instructional departments offer courses to meet students' needs in completing a chosen learning pathway. The pathway you choose should help you toward achieving your goals after graduation. All pathways meet or exceed the minimum graduation requirements. However, students planning to attend college should pay particular attention to the entrance requirements of the colleges they are considering and be certain they are taking the right courses. Students will enroll in one of the following pathways: LIFE; Integrated; College Preparatory; Accelerated; Technology Academy Pathways _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction i Selecting a Pathway
  • 6. L E A R N I N G The Learning for Independence, Family and Employment (LIFE), or standard, LIFE (STANDARD) pathway is designed for students entering the work force on completion of high PATHWAY school. It starts the student on the goal of LIFE long learning, whether it is to pursue Learning for Independence, Family and a two year degree at a junior or community college, a certification program at a Employment trade/technical school, preparation for the military, or planning for a job right after high school. The ultimate purpose of LIFE is making the most of the high school years to help prepare for further schooling, employment and family life. Students have a wide option of opportunities available by combining courses from across the curriculum, which may include "CP" or "AC" classes plus technical or applied academics. Course offerings allow students to select classes that are appropriate for their interests and abilities. Beginning in the freshman year, it is imperative that students plan a four-year sequence of courses that will lead to future success. Careers of today and tomorrow expect students to master the basic skills in order to compete in a very global, technical work environment. The LIFE or standard curriculum will prepare students for a productive life. The Integrated Pathway is for those students who would benefit from working with a team of teachers who collaborate on lessons and allow flexibility for the students to INTEGRATED complete their assignments. In the Integrated Pathway, some courses are blocked PATHWAY together so that the teachers and students can study their subjects with greater depth thus encouraging maximum success. The program is designed to allow those students who have motivation but need additional direction to achieve academically. The courses are aligned with the Illinois State Learning Standards and designed to allow students the opportunity to meet those standards by the completion of junior year. The courses that are thematically integrated at each grade level are: freshman year - English and social studies, sophomore year – English and biology; and junior year – English and United States History (American Studies). Each quarter, students in the Integrated Pathway produce a project that allows them to exhibit many of the skills learned in each class. Technology is a major component of the Integrated Pathway with at least one project at each of the three grade levels designed to utilize computer knowledge and the Internet. This pathway is for students contemplating post high school education and those who are still unsure. The College Preparatory Pathway is for the student who seeks a demanding academic COLLEGE PREPARATORY load with emphasis on the development of analytical, critical thinking and communication skills. This pathway provides the knowledge and skills required to PATHWAY successfully compete a four-year college or university program. All students who are contemplating post high school education are encouraged to participate in this level. The school tries to accommodate as many students in this pathway as possible. If a student has a low grade point average but expresses a strong desire to begin pursuing academics seriously, that desire will be given serious consideration. No single item is ever the sole criterion for selecting the college preparatory student. Answers to the following three questions are basic in considering a student for admission: a. Does the student have sufficient general ability? b. Does the student have adequate academic preparation? c. Does the student have sufficient motivation and maturity? Guidelines for courses in this pathway include: 1. A commitment to academic achievement. 4. A teacher recommendation may be needed with some 2. A grade point average of C or better. courses. 3. An understanding and acceptance of the time and effort 5. A teacher-directed interview and/or a writing sample may these courses will require for study and homework. be requested. Selecting a Pathway ii Introduction
  • 7. 6. Ranking at the 60th percentile or higher on the Explore Tests administered to the 8th graders. Selecting a Pathway ii Introduction
  • 8. P A T H W A Y S The Technology Academy is a four-year school-within-a-school opportunity. Students enter the Academy their freshman year following an application and TECHNOLOGY interview process. The program places emphasis on the utilization of technology in ACADEMY the classroom through the daily use of a student-purchased laptop computer. The Academy will offer a specified curriculum parallel to the College Preparatory Pathway, which will be presented by a team of teachers specially trained in incorporating technology into teaching. Students will participate in theme-based, student-centered projects that blend two or more subjects and utilize their laptops for research, production, and presentation of their projects. Graduates of the Academy will be well prepared for numerous opportunities, including: four-year colleges and universities, junior colleges, technical schools, special apprentice programs, or direct entry into the world of work. Students interested in the Technology Academy must minimally: 1. Apply for enrollment, complete the required screening process, and be accepted into the program. 2. Purchase/possess a laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements for the program. 3. Be concurrently enrolled in Algebra or have successfully completed Algebra previously. 4. Be committed to maintaining a record of excellent attendance and a minimum grade point average of “C”. 5. Be respectful of equipment, software, and other related materials. 6. Work well with peers, in groups, and with staff. The Accelerated Learning Pathway seeks to challenge and stimulate the most able ACCELERATED and ambitious students. It is designed to provide excellent academic preparation for college and to offer students the opportunity to do college level work and receive PATHWAY college credit while still in high school. This pathway is for self -motivated students who have demonstrated academic ability and a willingness to work. Students electing courses in this pathway will be expected to think, read, write and perform at higher cognitive and creative levels. This pathway requires students to commit additional time to studies including regular homework. Guidelines for admission to courses in this pathway include: 1. A commitment to academic achievement. Accelerated 8. Students not enrolled in this Pathway but who wish to take placement classes may not be taken with a pass/fail option. an A.C. course must meet the prerequisites for that course. 2. An understanding and acceptance of the time and effort 9. To remain in Accelerated Placement courses, students must these courses will require for study and homework. continually meet the guidelines and prerequisites set by the respective departments for the A.C. and C.P. courses. 3. Students electing two or more advanced placement courses are encouraged to carry only four academic courses. It is 10. Transfer students will be individually counseled into this suggested they have at least one scheduled study hall. pathway on the basis of the transcripts, grades, achievement test scores, and any accompanying recommendations from 4. A score at or above the 75th percentile on the Explore Test. their previous schools. Tentative status in Accelerated 5. Teacher recommendations where feasible and/or necessary Placement will be granted until official records are received - either from previous instructors or the Accelerated by counselors and subject to meeting the stated Placement Pathway teacher when deemed necessary. requirements by the next enrollment period. 6. A commitment to pay for and to take the specific Advanced Placement exams after appropriate courses. Each exam costs approximately $86.00. 7. Parental approval acknowledging the investment of time, work and dollars that will be expected of their son or daughter. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction iii Selecting a Pathway
  • 9. COLLEGE/POST SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSION GUIDELINES These guidelines provide direction in planning for college or post high school instruction and career decisions. Students must choose pathway courses and electives that will help them meet the Listed below are guidelines for requesting courses. As you select entrance requirements of courses, keep in mind such things as career goals, teacher the college or post recommendations, test scores, and previous grades. secondary school of their 1. REVIEW classes and credits earned from previous years and choice. Not all schools and current year class registration. colleges have the same a. Review graduation and pathway requirements. admission requirements. b. Develop or review your Four-Year Plan of Studies. Parents, counselors, and c. Check departmental course prerequisites and placement advisers must work jointly with students to help them recommendations. choose the proper courses to achieve their desired goals d. Students in upper grades may request courses indicated for entrance to the institution of their choice and their for lower grades if they meet the course prerequisites. career objectives. 2. Generally, students are required to abide by course sequencing Students planning to attend college will generally have to and prerequisites as noted in this Course Guide. However, meet the following admission requirements: District 126 recognizes that each student has unique needs and desires. For students, who desire to accelerate their high school education, or who have unique talents in some English 4 years academic areas, an individualized high school plan can be Mathematics 3 years developed. In these cases, approval from a parent, the Science 3 years counselor, and the Assistant Principal of Student Services is Social Studies 3 years required. Foreign Language 2 years 3. IDENTIFY and SELECT any special program requests, such However, it is important to consult the college/university as: the student plans to attend for requirements specific to that a. Lake County High School Technology Campus courses institution. Please see your counselor with questions or b. Music courses concerns regarding admission guidelines. c. Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) d. Special Education 4. English, mathematics, science, and social studies courses are based upon placement tests and teacher NCAA REQUIREMENTS recommendations. Students who plan to practice and play their freshman year 5. Check departmental course offerings to select elective courses. at an NCAA Division I or Division II College must satisfy the requirements of NCAA Bylaw 14.3, commonly known 6. Select two alternative courses in case it is impossible to as Proposition 48. Some courses within our school schedule all the first choice electives. curriculum, night school, and correspondence may not Opportunity is provided for students to be exposed to a variety satisfy NCAA requirements. See your counselor or of courses in addition to those required. Elective courses will Athletic Director, for additional information. help students focus on post-high school career decisions and guide the student in choosing other courses. Students should choose electives that will help them in their personal and career goals and not just to "fill out" a schedule of courses. Study each department listing of available electives carefully before making a decision. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Building a Class Schedule iv Introduction
  • 10. IMPORTANT INFORMATION for building a class schedule . . . CLASS LOAD E. The student provides written evidence from an institution of higher education that a specific course For all four years all students must request a schedule of not included in existing state or local school minimum six courses including Physical Education. A study hall can graduation standards is required for admission. School be added to a student's schedule. Music courses may be district staff must verify that the student's present and taken as either part of the normal load or as an extra proposed schedule will not permit completion of the subject. needed course. F. The student lacks sufficient course credit, or one or Students must obtain special permission to carry less than more courses required by state statute or local school the normal number of subjects. Students electing two or board policies for graduation. Students who have more Advanced Placement courses are encouraged to carry failed required courses, transferred into the district only four academic courses. It is suggested they have at with deficient credits or who lack credits due to other least one scheduled study hall. causes will be eligible to apply for this exemption. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or Each request for exemption from physical education higher may carry an additional course(s). Enrollment will instruction is to be verified and eligibility determined on a be granted on a space available basis only. case-by-case basis by school district staff. Every student excused from physical education course requirements will PHYSICAL EDUCATION be provided with a schedule that meets minimum school day requirements and other policies of the district. No All students are required to take credit is issued for P.E. exemptions or waivers. physical education. It is recommended that freshmen take physical education Approvals of exemptions will be for one semester only, for the entire year. but may be renewed for additional semesters if circumstances warrant. Please see graduation Parents who desire that their student be excused from requirements on page i in the introduction. physical education for religious reasons must request special permission from the Assistant Principal for Student MEDICAL EXCUSES FROM P.E. Services. A. A parent may request in writing for their son/daughter Students may request exemption from physical education to be excused from P.E. up to three days. for the following reasons: A. A junior or senior student enrolled in two or more B. Students who need to be excused from P.E. longer Advanced Placement courses may request a waiver. than three days must have an excuse from the doctor. B. A junior or senior student who is participating in athletics may request a waiver. C. Students who are excused from P.E. for more than C. A student enrolled in Marching Band may request a nine weeks by a physician will be medically excused. waiver for the fall semester each year. Credit for P.E. will not be given and the student will D. A student enrolled in Naval Science may request a not have to make up that semester of P.E. waiver. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction v Building a Class Schedule
  • 11. THE FOUR-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PLAN An Additional Working Copy is Available on the Last Page SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 FRESHMAN ENGLISH ENGLISH . MATH MATH . SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL STUDIES . SCIENCE SCIENCE . PHYS ED* COMPUTER TECH* . . LUNCH/ADVISORY 9 LUNCH/ADVISORY 9 . SOPHOMORE ENGLISH ENGLISH . MATH MATH . SCIENCE SCIENCE . PHYS ED* DRIVER ED* . HEALTH* ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ LUNCH/ADVISORY 10 LUNCH/ADVISORY 10 . JUNIOR ENGLISH ENGLISH . MATH MATH . UNITED STATES HISTORY UNITED STATES HISTORY . SCIENCE SCIENCE . PHYS ED* PHYS ED* . . . LUNCH/ADVISORY 11 LUNCH/ADVISORY 11 . SENIOR ENGLISH ENGLISH . UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT . PHYS ED* PHYS ED* . . . . . LUNCH/ADVISORY 12 LUNCH/ADVISORY 12 . Students take six (6) courses each semester. *Phys Ed, Computer Tech, Driver Ed, and Health are semester length courses Phys Ed can be taken both semesters during the Freshman and Sophomore year. THE ADVISORY PROGRAM Advisory is a “small school within a large school” that provides the more intimate relationship of a small school community during the four years of high school. The advisory system strives to provide each student with an advisor/advocate in order to nurture, inform, protect, and promote each advisee’s best interest. At the heart of the system is the relationship between advisor and advisee—where students have a person who: knows them, cares about them, assists them, and will help them fulfill their educational and personal potential. The advisor, a certified teacher, is paired with 30 students, and they meet each school day for 20 minutes during an “advisory period.” Advisors serve several important functions for their advisees. These include being a mentor, acting as a coach, and as an advocate. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Building a Class Schedule vi Introduction
  • 12. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION . . . HOMEWORK PASS-FAIL COURSE OPTIONS Homework done outside the classroom period is necessary and In order to encourage students to explore areas of interest that valuable. It helps students become confident and independent might otherwise be avoided, a pass-fail course option is offered. learners and thinkers. Completed homework maintains the The pass-fail option is not available for advanced placement integrity of the classroom. courses and all required courses. It is essential that students complete their homework Pass-fail options generally benefit those students who fear a assignments honestly, carefully, and on time. Students must low grade might affect their rank-in-class, those who are strive to eliminate personal distractions, have a personal area apprehensive about taking a very difficult subject, and those for study, and set aside time on a regular, daily basis for whose fears about grades interfere with their ability to learn. completion of homework. Pass-fail options available: From freshman through senior year, students must complete all 1. Physical Education. assignments. 2. One elective course per semester. Rules and guidelines for the pass-fail option: FEES a. Pass-fail courses are considered as a part of the normal All students must pay a standard fee that includes book rental, academic class load. towel fee, consumables and lab fees, student handbook, and b. All course prerequisites remain in force. purchase of a lock. The exact fee is announced in the Parent- Student Guide. Some courses require additional material fees, c. Parental consent forms are required for any pass-fail workbooks, and/or supplemental reading texts. As soon as the course request. No changes will be permitted once the instructor informs students what is needed, students should pay pass-fail option is approved and the course begins. the fee or purchase the materials. d. Students taking a pass-fail option will be subject to the same grading standards as any other student in the class. A student must earn a passing grade in order to receive a "P." EARLY GRADUATION The teacher will keep a regular grade record, but will Students who choose to graduate in less than the required eight report the quarter and semester grades as a "P" or "F." semesters (covering four calendar years) must meet the e. Pass-fail subjects will count for credit toward graduation, following conditions and have special/extenuating but will not be used in computing grade point average or circumstances to warrant consideration. rank-in-class. A. Make application to the appropriate counselor for approval f. The student must declare in writing to the teacher the pass- of a plan to complete high school in this manner. This fail course option within the first six weeks of the must be done prior to the first semester of their junior year. semester. This plan requires written parental permission unless the student is eighteen years old. The Assistant Principal of Students are cautioned to find out in advance if pass-fail Student Services makes the final decision. courses will be acceptable to the specific college or university they plan to enter. B. Have and maintain a "B" (3.0) grade average in the year immediately preceding the request for early graduation. Pass-fail application blanks are available from a student's counselor. Counselors should be consulted before a pass-fail C. Pass all required subjects. request is made. D. Earn sufficient credits in summer/night courses and by carrying extra full-credit subjects during regular semesters to meet minimum graduation requirements. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction vii Additional Information
  • 13. SECOND GRADE OPTION ALTERNATIVE TO HIGH SCHOOL Students may repeat courses at ZBHS to improve a grade. ATTENDANCE - COLLEGE a. This option may be used only once per course. CREDITS DURING SENIOR YEAR b. Students may not repeat courses at other institutions and Students may elect to substitute college attendance for their transfer the grade to Zion-Benton High School. regular senior term or second semester of their regular senior term under the following conditions: c. This option may be used only if the first grade was a "C" or lower. A. Make application to the Assistant Principal of Student Services for approval of a plan to complete high school in d. Pass-Fail courses cannot be repeated for a grade. this manner not later than the first semester of the junior e. This provision may apply to a maximum of two (2) units of year in high school. credit per student. B. Have and maintain a B (3.0) grade average, based on all full-credit subjects completed. SCHEDULE CHANGES C. Have passed all required subjects or agree to take in a post- Students must take responsibility with their parents and high school institution (college) the same required subjects counselor for the registration and scheduling process. Courses or acceptable college equivalents for any required senior selected during the spring registration process may not be subjects unless taken by special permission in prior years changed after the confirmation deadline of July 1 unless a of summer terms. compelling reason exists and only if there is room in the course. D. Have written parental permission, unless eighteen (18) The fee is $25.00. years old. Schedule changes may be made for one of the following E. Present evidence of completion of at least 12 semester reasons: hours of post-high school credit for each semester of high A. Student failed a required course needed for graduation school missed. B. Course completed by attending Summer or Alternative F. The Zion-Benton High School diploma will be issued after School the student has completed the requirements noted in A to E of this section. C. Data error in a student's schedule requiring a change School Administrators may request schedule changes to be made at any time for one of the following reasons: DUAL ENROLLMENT A. To balance class enrollments, student disciplinary problems and other AT ZION-BENTON AND THE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY B. Placement in Special Education (Instructional and TAB) or ELL. Students who wish to earn college credits while in high school must make prior arrangements with and have approval of the Students who drop a course after the first ten school days of a Assistant Principal of Student Services. Counselors must be semester are warned that it may not be possible to add a consulted for possible restrictions affecting class rank, grade replacement class to their schedule to meet the minimum class point average and athletic eligibility. Students are cautioned load requirement. that some colleges will not accept courses under dual Students who drop a course after the first ten school days of a enrollment. semester are also warned that they may, depending on the circumstances, be assigned a grade of "F" for that course. Students who drop a course after the first quarter of each LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS semester may be assigned a grade of "F" for that course. TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS ZBTHS offers juniors or seniors the opportunity to enroll in Elective schedule changes may be made only if occupationally oriented programs at the Lake County High there is room. The fee is $25.00. Schools Technology Campus in Grayslake. All programs are two-year programs, however, students may take only the first year of the sequence if they desire. There are no tuition costs to the student for LCHS-TC. Some programs will require the purchase of tools. The Technology Campus is located next to the campus of the _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Additional Information viii Introduction
  • 14. College of Lake County in Grayslake. The Technology classroom hours to earn credit. Campus offers excellent educational opportunities to students EVENING SCHOOL who wish to obtain specialized vocational-technical skills. Students taking courses at the Technology Campus will divide Zion-Benton Township High School offers evening course their school day between the home school and the Technology options (similar to summer school) each semester based on Campus. Students will not be permitted to drive their own cars. sufficient enrollment. Students may enroll, on tuition basis, for Credits earned at the Technology Campus apply to graduation enrichment or to make up courses missed or failed. Course credits. The district will provide bus transportation to the offerings and additional information are available in Student Technology Campus for programs during the school day. Services. Students attending the 3rd session are required to provide their own transportation home from the campus at the end of the day or take the late bus. Students interested in programs at the Technology Campus must request special application forms SPECIAL SERVICES from their advisor/counselor. Once accepted for placement in a A wide range of special services is available to those students Technology Campus program, the student must remain enrolled who have a demonstrated need for eligibility. These services for a minimum of one semester. Note: Students withdrawing include: Homebound/ hospitalized instruction, educational and from the Technology Campus program before the September psychological testing, substance abuse counseling, services of cut-off deadline will be charged $50. Students withdrawing school-home social worker, and accommodations for the 504 without valid cause after the September cut-off will be assessed Plan. a $500 charge due to the District’s liability to pay full-year tuition cost. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a special support program that is available to assist students in dealing with COURSES OFFERED AT LCHS-TC issues related to alcohol, other drugs, and other related issues that may disrupt the student’s ability to achieve academically. Communications Programs Various support groups are offered to qualifying students. Game/Java/C++ Programming Students may be referred to the SAP through means of a self- Graphic/Web Design referral or a referral from a teacher, parent, or friend. A team of Photographic Design specially trained educators screens each referral, interviews the Television Production student, and recommends an appropriate support program. Students who desire more information should talk with their Human Services Programs counselor or advisor. Certified Nurse Assisting (seniors only) Any student or parent, who believes that there is a learning Cosmetology problem or a need for special service, should contact the Criminal Justice student's counselor for further information. Culinary Arts Early Childhood Education Emergency Medical Services Fire Fighting TITLE IX COMPLIANCE Medical Assisting Zion-Benton Township High School is in compliance with all Manufacturing/Industrial Programs federal and State Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Building Trades Laws, Orders and Regulations. The school will not Computer Electronic Repair discriminate against any of its educational programs and Computer Networking (CISCO) activities. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 Welding-Fabrication and regulations issued there under require Zion-Benton Township High School not to discriminate on the basis of sex Transportation Programs in its educational programs and activities including the areas of Automotive Service employment. Collision Repair Questions may be directed to the Coordinator at 847-731-9361 or write One Z-B Way, Zion, Illinois 60099. SUMMER SCHOOL The high school conducts a tuition based summer session, which students may take a maximum of one unit of credit either for enrichment or to make up courses missed or failed. A separate bulletin describing the summer term is published in May. Students will be required to attend a minimum number of _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction ix Additional Information
  • 15. . HONORS RECOGNITION DETERMINING GRADE The table below illustrates honor points earned for grades: POINT AVERAGE A B C D Pass Fail Normal Honor Points 4 3 2 1 0 0 Weighted Grade Point Averages are determined by averaging Weighted Honor Points 5 4 3 1 0 0 honor points awarded for grades earned. Earned Honor Points are based on the level of difficulty of the courses taken. Grades earned in driver education and courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be used in computing grade point averages or rank-in- ACADEMIC LETTERS class. At the end of each semester, students who have earned a 3.60 grade point or higher for that semester are eligible for an GRADE WEIGHTED COURSES academic letter. Introduction to AP Studio Art AP Studio Art HONOR ROLL AC English 1 At the end of each grading period an Honor Roll and a High AC English 2 Honor Roll will be computed and published. Students AP English Language and Composition achieving a 3.10 to 3.74 weighted grade point average will be AP English Literature and Composition listed on the Honor Roll. Students with weighted averages of 3.75 and above will be listed on the high honor roll. French 3 French 4 First and Third Quarter Honor Roll will be based on grades for German 3/4 the respective quarters. Second and Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Spanish 3 will be based on semester grades for the term. Spanish 4 Grades in Driver Education and pass/fail courses are not included in honor roll computations. AC Geometry AC Algebra 2 Students receiving "incomplete" grades may not have their AC Pre-Calculus name published although they may make Honor Roll status after AP Computer Science A the incomplete is removed. Also, any student earning a grade of AP Calculus BC "F" in any course will not qualify for the honor roll. AP Statistics Physics (Beginning with the Class of 2012, Physics will not be grade weighted.) RANK-IN-CLASS AC Biology Class rank and honors at graduation will be based upon the AP Biology seventh semester cumulative grade point average. Final rank is AC Chemistry based upon the completion of all graduation requirements. AP Chemistry Rank at the end of six semesters will be available as soon as AP Physics possible so that students may audit and verify class rank computation. Seventh semester rank will be released as quickly AC Social Studies as possible following the close of the seventh semester. AP United States History Valedictorian and salutatorian recognition will be based on the AP United States Government and Politics top two seventh semester cumulative grade point averages. In AP Psychology the event of an exact tie, those students will be honored, as co-valedictorians and salutatorian recognition will be dropped. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Additional Information x Introduction
  • 16. COURSE OFFERINGS Department of Department of BUSINESS MATHEMATICS .....................page 25 EDUCATION ……………. page 1 Department of Department of DRIVER EDUCATION ........... page 4 NAVAL SCIENCE ....................page 29 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Department of Department of ENGLISH & READING .......... page 5 SCIENCE .....................................page 30 Department of Department of ENGLISH LANGUAGE SOCIAL LEARNERS (ELL) .................page 10 STUDIES ..................................... page 33 Department of Department of FAMILY AND CONSUMER SPECIAL SCIENCE ……………..….………page EDUCATION…………………page 38 12 Department of Department of FOREIGN VISUAL AND LANGUAGES ………….………page 14 PERFORMING ARTS ........... page 42 Department of HEALTH AND LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION ....page 18 TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS …page 48 Department of ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY AND COURSE TECHNOLOGY ......................page 21 OFFERINGS.......................... page 52 Selections Follow
  • 17. BUSINESS EDUCATION The Business Education Department has the opportunity to provide specialized training as the job market and student needs dictate. We see these needs as the following: All students should learn the essential skills of keyboarding and computer use taught in the Computer Tech and Computer Applications classes. We feel that this is a must for every ZB graduate. Students should be exposed to the different areas of Business Education. Over 40% of college students are business majors. (Note: Business Education courses meet the State of Illinois college requirements for admission.) Students should also take advantage of the Business Education training offered in: secretarial, accounting, marketing, and clerical fields -- all of which provide quality employment and career opportunities. Our goal is to equip our students with essential business and computer skills and knowledge, thereby enhancing their ability to compete successfully in this technological era. Jesse Michmerhuizen, Division Chair 847-731-9440; michmerj@zbths.org COMPUTER TECH 1A BE515 skills and knowledge gained in Computer Tech1. It Either Semester - .50 Credit – Meets Graduation provides a solid background in developing a higher level Requirement*. of proficiency in computer, application software, and Suggested for 9, also available for 10, 11, 12 keyboarding skills. More advanced applications in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Prerequisite: By Special Placement Only will be covered. It is also suggested for those preparing for Fees: None the occupational field or for those preparing for entry-level job positions involving inputting data. Course Description: This course is designed for the student who has very little or no experience with ACCOUNTING BE501 keyboarding and/or computer operation and needs All Year - 1 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 instruction to develop these basic skills. Students who Prerequisite: None have experienced difficulties in gaining these fundamental Fees: Lab materials & workbook skills in Junior High will also benefit from this slower paced course. Microsoft Word will be the primary Course Description: A skill-level software used with a brief introduction to the other course of value to all students Microsoft Office applications of Excel and PowerPoint. pursuing a strong background in business. Accounting principles, COMPUTER TECH 1 BE516 procedures, use of accounting tools, Either Semester - .50 Credit – Meets Graduation and computer applications are taught with emphasis on Requirement* concepts, attitudes, and career opportunities in the Suggested for 9, also available for business/accounting world. Career activities center on 10, 11, 12 realistic case work and problem solving. The course goal is to provide a foundation for those seeking employment Prerequisite: Placement or advanced training in the business/accounting field and Fees: None to provide personal and financial economic education. The course serves as a stepping-stone to positions in Course Description: This course is designed for the student accounting, payroll, and information processing. entering ZBTHS who has had no formal keyboarding instruction or those that have had some keyboarding and BUSINESS CONCEPTS BE503 computer instruction, but can benefit from additional Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10 reinforcement, refining keyboarding skills and formatting documents using Microsoft Word. As these skills are Prerequisite: None improved they will move on to other Microsoft Office Fees: Workbook application including Excel and PowerPoint. Course Description: This course will introduce students COMPUTER TECH 2 BE517 to the world of business and help prepare them for the Either Semester - .50 Credit – Elective - suggested for 9, economic roles of consumer, worker and citizen. Topics also available for 10, 11, 12 include: basic economics, business ethics, potential business ownership, employer/employee relationships, Prerequisite: Computer Tech 1 human resource issues, business technology applications, Fees: None and the role of consumers in our economy. The course emphasizes skills, knowledge, and resources needed for Course Description: This course is a continuation of the careers of the 21st Century. 1
  • 18. ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BE527 BUSINESS LAW BE504 EXPLORING YOUR OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 11, 12 or 10 with Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 11, 12 permission from instructor Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: None Fees: Workbook/Textbook Fees: Optional field trip cost (bus fee) Helpful Course(s): Business Concepts, Marketing, and Business Law Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to law and its application to everyday life. Course Description: Acquire the skills that will permit Emphasis will be placed on both criminal and civil laws you to become your own boss. Begin to develop the and their influence on contracts, employment, minors, and knowledge and confidence necessary to build your own property. Group discussion is an integral part of daily business. Entrepreneurship offers exceptional class requirements. Participation in the preparation and opportunities for men/women who work hard to find new presentation of a mock trial may be included. Career and better ways to serve the needs and wants of the opportunities are highlighted throughout the semester. customer. Various topics include: entrepreneurial options for the new century, analyzing elements for success, COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 1 BE520 dealing with your competition, creating a business plan for Either Semester - .50 Credit – Elective 10, 11, 12 success, basic accounting and management decisions, influences of marketing, business ethics, and student Prerequisite: Computer Tech I entrepreneurs. Textbook, teacher-prepared materials and Fees: None input from actual business entrepreneurs/guest speakers will serve as sources of information. Course Description: This course provides in-depth activities in PowerPoint, Excel, and adds Access to MARKETING BE509 round out the complete Microsoft Office Pro suite. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 These activities will integrate databases, spreadsheets, and graphics. Proficiency in these Microsoft Office applications is an extremely valuable skill for Prerequisite: None employment and further educational pursuits. Fees: Workbook Helpful Course: Business Concepts COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 2 BE521 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective – 10, 11, 12 Course Description: This course explores occupations relating to the marketing field. This Prerequisite: Computer Tech 1 (it is not necessary to course is designed to give interested students knowledge take Computer Business Applications 1 to take this and understanding in the business areas of marketing and course) distribution. Areas such as promotion, selling, advertising, Fees: None product planning and marketing research will be covered. Microsoft Office will be used on a regular basis for Course Description: In this course, students learn creating brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and reports. desktop publishing using Adobe PageMaker. They will create advertisements, newsletters, fliers, brochures, newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, etc. Students will BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE BE522 develop layout and design WORKPLACE elements with eye appeal. They Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective – 10, 11, 12 will emulate tasks in the publishing, graphics industry, and Prerequisite: None offices. Data will be created, Fees: Workbook manipulated and retrieved using templates, digital camera images, Course Description: A program designed Internet data, and scanned images. to help students succeed in the classroom, This is a valuable course for the community and the work place. Course students interested pursuing interests in computer graphics work includes a flexible, interactive and publishing. curriculum providing students with the opportunity to participate in activities that promote personal development skills, attitude and work skills as well as, research and 2
  • 19. career development skills and the basic skills required for GAME/JAVA/C++ PROGRAMMING TC679 jobs and new technologies. (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) BUSINESS EDUCATION SEMINAR TBA Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 12 - may be repeated for a total of one credit Prerequisite: Written counselor, teacher and Division Chair approval Fees: To be set Course Description: This capstone course is designed for students wishing to obtain specialized Business credit. Includes an in depth project in the seminar area of study. 3
  • 20. DRIVER EDUCATION The purpose of Driver Education is to enhance a student’s ability to physically drive an automobile, to develop a mental process of decision-making and to interact emotionally and socially with other highway users. Jesse Michmerhuizen, Division Chair 847-731-9440 – michmerj@zbths.org DRIVER EDUCATION DE427/DE428 BASIC DRIVER EDUCATION DE425/DE426 Either Semester -.25 Credit - Required - 10 Either Semester - .25 Credit – 10 Prerequisite: Student must be 15 years of age. If student’s Prerequisite: By placement only 15th birthday is later than January 31, 2010, student should Fees: Student Driving Permit $20 (Secretary of State). sign up for Driver Education second semester. Driver Driver Education fee: $275 Education is available to students who have obtained sophomore status and a passing grade in at least eight Course Description: Same as Driver Education courses during the previous two semesters prior to enrolling. Fees: Student driving permit $20 (Secretary of State) ELL DRIVER EDUCATION EL047 Driver Education fee: $275 Either Semester – 0.25 Credit – 10 Course Description: Driver Education is made up of two Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and phases: 1) classroom, required for graduation; 2) behind- teacher recommendation as English Language Learners the-wheel must be successfully completed which is needed (ELLs). to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License. Students who have not achieved their Driving Permit by the 15th day of class Designed for identified English language learners, the will revert to Class Only status. The behind-the-wheel fee content is the same as mainstream Driver Education, but the will be refunded. NOTE: Driver Education make-up is instruction and materials are modified to meet the needs of offered only during Summer School. limited English proficient students. Students will simultaneously learn the content of the course and improve their English language skills. Note: Grade reported on the report card is for classroom only. 4
  • 21. ENGLISH AND READING As adults, today's students will encounter tremendous change during their lifetimes. Our goal in English is to help students learn skills that will allow them to meet and adapt to an American culture that science, technology, business and the media reshape daily. Therefore, we believe that students must think, read, and write at more than a functional level; they must do so at a creative and critical one that will give them an independence of mind. Michelle Standridge, Division Chair 847-731-9370 - standrim@zbths.org SEVERAL NOTES 1) Students must be aware that some colleges require English at a level of College Prep or higher in order to meet the rigor of their admissions requirements. Many colleges are now requiring that those students whom they admit have completed a four-year College Prep Program. As a general rule, students should begin their study of English by choosing the highest pathway for which they are suited so as to maintain their opportunities. 2) All English courses may require the purchase of a computer storage device. 3) All required core courses require a summer reading. criticism, communication skills, vocabulary study, ENGLISH 2A EN105 preparation for the College Board and A.C.T. exams, and a All Year - 1 Credit - 10 wider range of reading and writing with an expectancy of commitment and quality. Prerequisite: Freshman English. By Special Placement Only ENGLISH 2 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) EN142 Fees: Paperback text. Summer reading required. All Year 1 Credit – 10 Course Description: This course reinforces and further Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1 develops reading and writing strategies, study skills, and (Technology Academy). See Technology Academy clear communication. Assignments are designed to help Eligibility and Expectation Requirements. Acceptance into students understand themselves and their responsibility to the sophomore level of the Academy - Student must their work. purchase/possess the school endorsed Academy laptop. Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump INTEGRATED ENGLISH 2 EN106 drive”), materials for projects, and paperback texts. Summer All Year - 1 Credit - 10 reading required. Prerequisite: Freshman English - Placement Course Description: This course continues and advances Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. the initial goals of English 1 (Technology Academy) by Course Description: This course is the English portion of focusing on the elements of fiction in prose and poetry the Sophomore Integrated Pathway. By integrating science analysis and literary criticism, communication skills, and English, this course continues to develop vocabulary study, preparation for the College Board and communication skills by using a thematic approach. With A.C.T. exams, and a wider range of reading and writing the help of a reading specialist, study skills, reading with an expectancy of commitment and quality. Technology comprehension and writing strategies will continue to be and a laptop computer are major learning tools for critical emphasized. thinking. In addition to using themes consistent with other courses in the Academy, this course will be taught using CP ENGLISH 2 EN107 interdisciplinary projects. All Year - 1 Credit - 10 Prerequisite: Freshman English. Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. Course Description: This course continues and advances the initial goals of C. P. English 1 by focusing on the elements of fiction in prose and poetry analysis and literary 5
  • 22. AC ENGLISH 2 EN108 CP ENGLISH 3 EN111 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 10 All Year - 1 Credit - 11 Prerequisite: An “A” average in CP English 1 or a “B” Prerequisite: Freshman & Sophomore English. average in AC English I and/or teacher recommendation. Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. Course Description: This course prepares the student for Course Description: This course focuses on the techniques an understanding of American Literature and stresses an of close reading and analysis of major works of literature. awareness of the American spirit and society as expressed Language, writing and analytical thinking are developed as a by American writers of various eras. Critical reading, means of creating critical standards for the independent extensive writing, and further development of vocabulary reading of any literary work. Methodology of writing and communication skills are expected of the student. compositions that respond to Advanced Placement Intense preparation for the A.C.T. exam is emphasized. examination questions is introduced. Preparation for the College Board and A.C.T. exams is emphasized. Teachers ENGLISH 3 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) EN143 use open inquiry and Socratic methods. It is the most All Year – 1 credit – 11 rigorous and challenging course in the Sophomore English Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 2 Program. (Technology Academy). See Technology Academy Eligibility and Expectation Requirements. Acceptance into ENGLISH 3A EN109 the junior level of the Academy - Student must All Year - 1 Credit - 11 purchase/possess the school endorsed Academy laptop. Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump Prerequisite: Freshman and drive”) and materials for projects. Paperback texts. Summer Sophomore English. By Special reading required. Placement Only Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. Course Description: This course continues and advances the goals of English 2 (Technology Academy) in an Course Description: Using a thematic and multicultural American Studies approach and prepares student for an approach, this course will examine American culture and its awareness of the American spirit and society as expressed importance to the student’s own life. The course will by American writers of various eras. Critical reading, analyze social problems, the effect of the media, and the extensive writing, and further development of vocabulary responsibilities of individuals. Students will learn how to and communication skills are expected of the student. find information and use it to support their ideas. The Intense preparation for the A.C.T. exam is emphasized. course is designed to improve communication skills When appropriate, collaboration on projects in Biology necessary for success after high school graduation. This (Technology Academy) may be required. class is team taught by a regular English teacher and LD specialist. AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND EN112 COMPOSITION AMERICAN STUDIES EN110 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 11 All Year - 2 Credits - 11 - Meets graduation requirements for United States History. Prerequisite: Freshman and Sophomore English. An “A” in CP English 2 or a “B” or above in AC English 2 and/or Prerequisite: Freshman teacher recommendation and Sophomore English. Fees: A.P. Exam required. Paperback texts required. Placement. Summer reading required. Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. Course Description: This college level course focuses on an in-depth study of various literary genre and Course Description: The American Studies course is critical/analytical writing. Entering students should be designed for the student interested in studying History and competent writers and responsible workers since fewer English together in a team-taught environment using a grades will occur. Regularly assigned timed writings, “thematic and multicultural” approach to teaching. The class formal compositions, research projects, and active reading uses literature and technology to explore what it means to be will be used to stimulate the kind of thinking and writing an American and the development of the nation, past and that will prepare students for the Advanced Placement present, through the contributions of African Americans, English Language and Composition Exam given each May. Native Americans, and Hispanics as well as European This is the most challenging course in the Junior English Americans. program. Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the AP Exam typically receive credit for both semesters of freshman college English. Depending on the college, students are receiving from 3 to 9 hours of English credit. Preparation for the ACT and PSAE exams is emphasized. 6
  • 23. drive”), materials for projects, and paperback texts. Summer ENGLISH 4A EN113 reading required. All Year - 1 Credit - 12 Course Description: Instruction focuses on the methods of Prerequisites: Successful completion of three years of reading, analyzing and writing about classical literature that English. By Special Placement Only will be expected in college. The course provides the Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. inquiring student with the opportunity to explore a variety of ideas and interpretations on the nature of man and his Course Description: This advances the groundwork human situation. Students will broaden, deepen and clarify established in the past three years. The course focuses on their own thinking and be required to formulate and express the essentials of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and their ideas in organized multi-media and traditional forms. thinking that are necessary for success in the world of work Engaged Learning and interdisciplinary projects will be in everyday life after high school and exposes students to a required. wide variety of literature, both classic and contemporary. This class is team taught by a regular English teacher and AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND EN116 LD specialist. COMPOSITION All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 12 WORLD LITERATURE EN114 All Year – 1 credit – 12 Prerequisite: B average in AC English 3 and/or teacher recommendation Prerequisite: Successful completion of three years of Fees: Paperback texts. A. P. examination required. English Summer reading required Fees: Paperback texts Course Description: While teaching those skills necessary Course Description: This course examines a variety of to do well on the Advanced Placement English Literature literature, both classic and contemporary. Students will and Composition Exam, AP refines the knowledge and have the opportunity to explore a variety of ideas and skills for thinking and decision-making. This college level interpretations regarding the nature of man, the human course examines a wide range of American, British and situation, issues facing society, and the personal journey. world literature and requires students to write analytical This course will help students to broaden, deepen, and papers about their readings. The class refines skills in clarify their own thinking and help them formulate and writing, research procedures and critical reading. Teachers express these ideas through their own writings and class use open inquiry and Socratic methods. Generally, AP discussions develops those skills necessary for college and professional success. Students who receive a 4 or 5 on the AP Exam CP ENGLISH 4: EN115 typically receive credit for both semesters of freshman CLASSICAL HUMANITIES college English. Depending on the college, students are All Year - 1 Credit - 12 receiving from 3 to 9 hours of English credit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of three years of ENGLISH ELECTIVE PROGRAM English Fees: Paperback texts. Summer reading required. The English Elective Program is designed for those students who enjoy reading and writing. Due to the highly specialized nature Course Description: Instruction focuses on the methods of and/or the more mature reading and writing levels of some reading, analyzing and writing about classical literature that courses, students should select carefully from the elective options. will be expected in college. The course provides the inquiring student with the opportunity to explore a variety of Students should discuss their selections with their current English ideas and interpretations on the nature of man and his teacher so that they will choose appropriately. human situation. It should also help students to broaden, deepen and clarify their own thinking and require them to ENGLISH 1 R EN1311/EN1313 formulate and express these ideas in an organized and Either Semester - .50 Credit – Grade 10 only concrete form. Prerequisite: Replaces corresponding semester of English ENGLISH 4 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) EN144 1 All Year – 1 credit – 12 Fees: None. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 3 Course Description: This course is designed to fulfill the (Technology Academy). See Technology Academy respective semester of the required English 1 course. It may Eligibility and Expectation Requirements. Acceptance into not be used more than once for each particular semester. the senior level of the Academy - Student must Students from all learning pathways will use this course to purchase/possess the school endorsed Academy laptop. replace the respective semester of the English 1 course Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump failed. 7
  • 24. Students may take this course concurrently with a required after school may be required to meet plant deadlines. English 2 course. Students may not repeat this course. Students need to be responsible, frequent attendees, and self-motivating. Quarter and semester grades will be based MYTHS AND LEGENDS EN126 on the student’s ability to meet deadlines and submit pages Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 that meet established publishing standards. This course fulfills the fourth year English requirement. Prerequisite: None Fees: None ADVANCED YEARBOOK EN119 All Year - 1 Credit - Lab Course- Elective - 10, 11, 12 Course Description: This course introduces the various elements of myths and legends in a multi-cultural setting. Prerequisite: Must complete an application, have The class will, from week to week, study lore from all over successfully completed a full year of Introduction to the globe throughout many different time periods. Creative Yearbook, and have the recommendation of the current composition techniques and strategies are stressed. In this English class instructor or Yearbook instructor. Also course there will be abundant opportunities for learning key requires a B average in previous English courses. Language Arts skills such as research, formal presentation, Fees: Three-ring notebook, writing supplies and computer and author study. This course is both very engaging in its disks. content as well as innovative in its approach. It is an Helpful Courses: Journalism, Photography, Computer excellent opportunity to explore the story-telling traditions Tech 1, Computer Business Applications 1 and 2, and of the world. Creative Writing. JOURNALISM EN117 Course Description: This course is designed for students All Year - 1 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 - Lab Course with experience in yearbook production. It continues the study of publishing through production of the yearbook, the Prerequisite: Requires a "C" average in previous English Nor’easter. Students will refine skills in designing page courses. layout and writing feature stories. Students enrolling will be Fees: Partial Chicago Tribune subscription. expected to take on the role of editor and be responsible for Helpful Courses: Yearbook, Printing, Computer Tech 1 cohesiveness of a section in the yearbook. Students enrolling in this course must be self-motivated with the ability to work Course Description: This course is together with less experienced staff members in order to the study of print and broadcast produce an accurate record of school life at ZBTHS and media with a strong emphasis on must be able to spend out-of-class time working on the writing in news style. Students will Nor’easter. May be taken for elective credit and may be practice skills in news, features, repeated for credit with the instructor’s approval. This editorial and sports writing and also course fulfills the fourth year English requirement. work with layout and photography. Mini-workshops will also simulate daily newspapers, SPEECH EN122 television news and public relations’ staffs. This class will Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 produce all issues of the school newspaper. Students must be interested in what is happening in and around school. Prerequisite: None May be taken a second time for elective credit. This course Fees: None fulfills the fourth year English requirement. Course Description: This course meets the need of students INTRODUCTION TO YEARBOOK EN118 who (1) desire a background of speech activities in All Year - 1 Credit - Lab Course-Elective 10, 11, 12 anticipation of post high school studies, and/or (2) because of aptitude and interest in speech, Prerequisite: B average from junior high or previous high desire further development of their oral school English courses and written recommendation by communication abilities. Basic current English instructor. fundamentals of communication as Fees: Three-ring notebook, writing supplies and computer well as specific techniques of group disks. discussion, public speaking, debate Helpful Courses: Journalism, Photography, Computer and oral interpretation will be covered. Tech 1, Computer Business Applications 1 and 2, and Fundamentals and techniques will be Creative Writing. applied through in-class oral presentations. This course fulfills one Course Description: This course is designed to expose semester of the fourth year English requirement. students to the world of publishing via the responsibility for the production of the ZBTHS yearbook, the Nor’easter. DEBATE EN125 Students enrolling in this course will learn the fundamentals First Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 of layout and design, photography, editing, and marketing. Students must have competent writing skills and a sincere Prerequisite: None interest in school activities and events. Additional time Fees: None 8
  • 25. CREATIVE WRITING 2 EN121 Course Description: This course is for students who enjoy Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 a challenge and wish to work in a cooperative and Elective 10, 11, 12 (one semester only counts toward the 4th competitive environment. It provides opportunities for year English requirement; may be repeated without limit for logical argumentation through formal debate and elective credit.) parliamentary discussion. This course also develops research skills, knowledge of parliamentary procedures, and Prerequisite: Creative Writing speaking confidence. This course fulfills one semester of Fees: None the fourth year English requirement. Course Description: This course will focus on developing CREATIVE WRITING EN1201/EN1203 advanced creative writing skills that build on and extend Either Semester - .50 Credit - skills developed in Creative Writing. Special emphasis will Elective 10, 11, 12 (one semester be placed on writing for specific audiences and for basic and only counts toward the 4th year sophisticated understandings. Students will also develop English requirement.) their own material to present in a workshop setting. Units of study include philosophies of editing in all genres, children's Prerequisite: None stories, flash fiction, and a unit of independent study to be Fees: None determined by the student. Course Description: This course develops an awareness of ENGLISH SEMINAR TBA the quality of the human experience through creative writing Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective -10, 11, 12 in a writer’s workshop setting. Students will write in the Students may repeat this course once. genres of nonfiction personal essay, poetry, opinion pieces, flash fiction, one-act drama, and reader’s theatre. This Prerequisite: Written teacher and Division Chair approval course fulfills one semester of the fourth year English Fees: To be set requirement. Course Description: This course is designed for students wishing to obtain specialized English credit. It includes an in-depth project in the seminar area of study. 9
  • 26. ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL) English Language Learning courses are for students who are learning English as a second or other language. The ELL English classes fulfill the English requirements for graduation while providing instruction and assistance in English language acquisition. Sheltered content classes are available for students with very limited English proficiency who are unable to succeed in mainstream content classes. These courses also meet graduation requirements. The goals of the program are to help students acquire language proficiency while simultaneously gaining the academic skills needed for success in school and the workplace. Registration in ELL classes is restricted to students identified as English Language Learners through language proficiency testing and teacher recommendation. Michelle Standridge, Division Chair 847-731-9370 -standrim@zbths.org ELL ENGLISH I (BEGINNER LEVEL) EL011 (ELLs). All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Students enrolled in ELL I may also attend ELL Course Description: This course is for advanced Resource Center for credit. learners of English. The emphasis is on the development of academic language proficiency in Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and preparation for students to take mainstream English teacher recommendation as English Language Learners classes. (ELLs). ELL ALGEBRA EL055 Course Description: This course is designed for All Year - 1 Credit – 10, 11, 12 students with very limited proficiency in English. The The course will meet the algebra requirement. course provides individualized work in language development including listening, speaking, reading, and Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and writing. It emphasizes the development of both teacher recommendation as English Language Learners conversational and academic vocabulary. (ELLs) and prerequisites as required by the mathematics department. ELL ENGLISH II (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL) EL012 Course Description Designed for identified English All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 language learners, the content is the same as mainstream Students enrolled in ELL II may also attend ELL Algebra but the instruction and materials are modified Resource Center for credit. to meet the needs of limited English proficient students. Students will simultaneously learn the content of the Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and course and improve their English language skills. teacher recommendation as English Language Learners (ELLs). ELL GEOMETRY EL057 All Year - 1 Credit - 11 Course Description: This course is for students with limited English proficiency who have some fluency but Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and need to continue to develop their English language teacher recommendation as English Language Learners skills. It builds on the language introduced in the (ELLs). beginner level course and further expands writing and reading skills. It emphasizes the development of both Course Description: Designed for identified English conversational and academic proficiency. language learners, the content is the same as mainstream Geometry but the instruction and materials are modified ELL ENGLISH III (Advanced Level) EL013 to meet the needs of limited English proficient students. All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Students will simultaneously learn the content of the Students enrolled in ELL III may also attend ELL course and improve their English language skills. Resource Center for credit. Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and teacher recommendation as English Language Learners 10
  • 27. ELL BIOLOGY EL021 ELL U.S. HISTORY EL032 All Year - 1 Credit – 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit - 11 The course will meet the biology requirement. Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and teacher recommendation as English Language Learners teacher recommendation as English Language Learners (ELLs). (ELLs) and prerequisites as required by the science department. Course Description: Designed for identified English language learners. The content is the same as Course Description Designed for identified English mainstream junior U.S. History classes, but the language learners, the content is the same as mainstream instruction and materials are modified to meet the needs sophomore Biology but the instruction and materials are of English language learners. Students will modified to meet the needs of limited English proficient simultaneously learn the content of the course and students. Students will simultaneously learn the content improve their English language skills of the course and improve their English language skills. ELL DRIVER EDUCATION EL047 ELL HEALTH EL042 Either Semester – 0.25 Credit – 10 Either Semester – 0.5 Credit – 10 The course will meet the driver education requirement. The course will meet the health requirement. Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and teacher recommendation as English Language Learners teacher recommendation as English Language Learners (ELLs). (ELLs). Course Description: Please see the Driver Education Course Description Designed for identified English section of the course guide. language learners, the content is the same as mainstream Health but the instruction and materials are modified to meet the needs of limited English proficient students. Students will simultaneously learn the content of the course and improve their English language skills. ELL RESOURCE CENTER EL0911/EL0913 Either Semester - .25 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Students may repeat this course. Prerequisite: Students identified through testing and teacher recommendation as English Language Learners (ELLs). Course Description: Designed to help the individual ELL student in daily classroom work. Supplementary academic materials will be made available to students along with tutoring. 11
  • 28. FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES The sequential and integrated programs in Family and Consumer Sciences are planned to prepare students for employment in entry-level occupations with the greatest employment potential. To assist today's students in achieving success in tomorrow's jobs, Family and Consumer Science programs emphasize the development of skills and knowledge that are transferable to a wide variety of settings. Students also acquire the competencies and prevention strategies necessary to improve the quality of life in the family, the community and the work place. Jennifer Brown, Division Chair 847-731-9570; brownj@zbths.org FAMILY AND CONSUMER FC551 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2 FC553 SCIENCE CAREERS Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective -10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10 Prerequisite: Child Development 1 Prerequisite: None Fees: Workbook and material fees required Fees: Workbook and material fees required Course Description: This course is an in-depth study of Course Description: This course is designed to reflect the child and his/her parents from preschool age through today’s concerns, issues and information throughout all teenagers. Topics include: units by developing lifelong learning skills to become a preschoolers guiding children’s behavior responsible and/or employed community leader. Emphasis television influences work & money values is placed on basic skills and their application to daily living school-aged children children’s education and health teen parents alcoholism & other drug abuse for the individual, family, the community and the decision-making skills positive self-concept and self-esteem environment in which they function. Activities, some honesty & lying sibling relationships competency-based, are included to help students recognize divorce peer violence/influence and utilize the resources that can guide them through change death and illness families relocating and prepare them for life skills in the areas of: Personal unemployment exceptional children Development; Relationship Skills; Families and child abuse challenge of a child-related career Friendships; Child Care and Development; Management teenage runaways developing responsibility and Consumer Decisions; Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, teenagers effects of family structures Clothing and Textiles; Housing and Living Space; and stealing domestic violence suicide substitute child care Employment. balancing work and family The preschool, school age and teenage units include CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1 FC552 physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective -10, 11, 12 Students will be expected to interact with children ranging in age from three through the teen years. The learning Prerequisite: None experiences will prepare the student for the L.C.H.S. Fees: Workbook and material fees required Technology Campus "Early Childhood Education" Helpful Course: Family and Consumer Science Careers program, world of work and / or parenting roles. Course Description: This course is an in-depth study of ADULT LIVING FC554 the child and the parents. Topics include: parenthood Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11,12 readiness, qualities of a good parent, environmental and hereditary factors affecting the child, reproduction and Prerequisite: None parenting responsibilities. The student Fees: Workbook and material fees required will study the young child from conception through the birth process plus Course Description: The philosophy that an individual infancy through the toddler stage. The develops personality, style, individuality, self-esteem, a prenatal unit stresses fetal development personal and professional presence, and general success as and maternal care. The infant through an adult through education and refining ones’ appearance toddler units includes physical, guides the instruction and material covered in this course. intellectual, emotional and social Initial discussion focuses on establishing the student’s development for the different stages. identity and developing character. For those desiring to Students do participate in hands on become more fashionable, we look at how to use elements experiences to develop good parenting and principles of design. Future trends and directions will and childcare skills as well as explore careers in the be discussed. “Your home is your castle”….so we give childcare field. students opportunities to put interior design skills and consumer-based housing to use. 12
  • 29. MEDICAL ASSISTING TC654 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TC655 (See Lake County High School Technology (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) Campus) All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 FOODS AND NUTRITION 1 FC559 CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTING TC653 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 (Seniors Only) (See Lake County High School Technology Prerequisite: None Campus) Fees: Workbook and material fees required Helpful Course: Family & Consumer Science Careers FAMILY AND CONSUMER TBA SCIENCES SEMINAR Course Description: This is an orientation level course in Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - May the nutrition and food preparation sequence. It is designed be repeated for a total of 1 Credit to develop an accurate knowledge of applied nutrition for fitness/wellness and an understanding of basic principles of Prerequisite: Written teacher and Division Chair food preparation and meal planning. Students must pass approval competency-based tests before entering the laboratory Fees: To be set experience. Students will develop skills in using equipment to produce simple, nutritious and attractively served meals Course Description: Designed for student wishing to and snacks. Emphasis is placed on developing management obtain specialized Family and Consumer Science credit. techniques to aid in combining the roles of homemaker and Includes an in-depth project in the seminar area of study. wage earner. Nutrition, food buying, safety, sanitation, meal preparation, meal service and careers will be stressed. Food laboratory participation is mandatory for success. FOODS AND NUTRITION 2 FC560 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective -10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition 1 Fees: Workbook and material fees Course Description: This the second, of the sequential courses pays more attention to the value, appetite appeal, social significance and cultural aspects of food. Advanced nutrition information and meal planning is expanded upon from Foods & Nutrition 1; laboratory participation is mandatory for successful completion. Laboratory assignments will include nutritious snacks, quantity food preparation, food preservation, variation yeast bread rolls, pork, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables, cakes, candies, pastries, beverages, a restaurant operation, a cultural lab, plus special ways with food. Competency based test on quantity food computation, foods from weights to measurers. CULINARY ARTS TC656 (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) COSMETOLOGY TC657 (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) 13
  • 30. FOREIGN LANGUAGE In our society the study of a second language is an important skill to acquire not only for college purposes, but also for career development as well as for cultural enrichment. The opportunity to enroll in French, German or Spanish further enhances communication skills in a verbal and in a written format. In acquiring a language, students learn to adapt to different cultures and experience literature, art, music and history. Although it is recommended that students be reading at or above grade level in order to succeed in a second language class, attitude, motivation and personal goals are often more important in determining a student’s rate of success. Glenn Simon, Division Chair 847-731-9540 – simong@zbths.org FRENCH 1 FL350 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: French 2 and teacher recommendation. Fees: Workbook (approximately $1). Prerequisite: The student should be reading at or above grade level. Course description: French III is designed for students Fees: Workbook (approximately $15) & French who have successfully completed two years studying the dictionary. rudiments of the French language and francophone culture. The goal of this course is to guide students as Course Description: An introductory course in French they transition from beginning French to an intermediate that develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading level of language acquisition and proficiency. Class will and writing. Emphasis is on speaking and listening using be conducted primarily in French. Students will continue the communicative approach to teaching. Students have to develop communication skills in French. Students will the opportunity to speak and hear French in class on a also continue their study of French vocabulary and daily basis as they interact with classmates and the grammar and francophone culture as well as improve teacher. Course content will be presented through a their reading comprehension and writing skills in French. variety of materials: textbook, workbook, aural and Cultural enrichment is offered on a daily basis via music, visual aids (CDs, slides, films), interactive CD-ROM videos, articles, and other regalia pertinent to the current program in the computer lab, and by practical topics of study. Daily homework can be expected. experiences. French culture is an integral part of this course covering topics such as major holidays, seasonal FRENCH 4 FL356 activities, customs, music, geography, history, and All Year, 1 credit, (Grade weighted) – Elective 11, 12 contemporary daily living in French-speaking countries. Daily homework can be expected. Prerequisite: French III and teacher recommendation Fees: Readers, possible field trip fee, optional AP FRENCH 2 FL352 French Language Exam All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: French IV is designed for students Prerequisite: French 1 and teacher recommendation. who have successfully completed three years of French Fees: Workbook (approximately $15). study and who are interested in deepening their understanding of the French language and francophone Course Description: In this course, students continue culture. The goal of this course is to guide students as their study of the French language and of francophone they proceed to an advanced level of language acquisition culture. Conversation in French is stressed and class is and proficiency. Class will be conducted in French so as conducted mostly in French. Course content will be to give students the best possible advantage as they strive presented through a variety of materials: textbook, to comprehend oral French and communicate in French. workbook, aural and visual aids (CDs, slides, films), Students will continue to deepen their knowledge of the interactive CD-ROM program in the computer lab, and French language via activities involving vocabulary, by practical experience. Included also are cultural topics grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Students will such as geography, customs, music, history, and read various forms of literature such as novels, short contemporary life in French-speaking countries. stories, and magazine articles. Students will also focus on Students progress from structured practice to creative, the art, geography, and history of francophone countries personalized expression. This program provides and regions. Cultural enrichment is offered on a daily students with the tools and the confidence to express basis via music, videos, articles, movies, and other regalia themselves in French. Daily homework can be expected. pertinent to the current topics of study. Students may choose to do extra work outside of class in order to FRENCH 3 FL354 prepare thoroughly for the AP French Language exam. All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 10, 11, Daily homework can be expected. 12. 14
  • 31. GERMAN 1 FL358 GERMAN 3/4 FL360 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 10, 11, 12 Students may repeat this class once. Prerequisite: The student should be reading at or above grade level. Prerequisite: German 2 and teacher recommendation. Fees: Workbook (approximately $15) and German Fees: Optional Advanced Placement exam fee. dictionary. Workbook and/or novel, required purchase (approximately $15-$30). Possible field trip fee. Course Description: An intensive study of the German language and culture, including coverage of the major Course Description: The course is the continuation of grammar elements for conversational and written the study of German speaking countries and their German. Emphasis is on speaking and listening using language. Major grammatical points and vocabulary not the communicative approach to teaching. Students are covered in German 1 and 2 will be covered through a required to speak German in class on a daily basis in variety of speaking and writing projects leading to order to be successful. After taking German 1 students fluency in the target language and a broadened should be able to converse on the topics of: knowledge of the cultures of German speaking cultures. introductions, names and ages, school, grades, classes, Classes will be conducted entirely in German unless the transportation, food, clothing travel, asking for instructor feels the need to facilitate understanding of directions, throwing a party, hobbies, free time, grammatical points in English. Students will also have shopping and a range of other areas. Basic German oral presentations and a variety of written projects, grammar will be introduced to facilitate this discussion. which will encourage creative use of the target language Cultural units include: German speaking countries, and culture. Course content will be presented through a European countries and languages, Post W.W.II variety of materials: textbook, worksheets, aural and German, the Berlin Wall and Reunified German. visual aids (tapes, films, slides) and by practical Students will also look at cultural differences between experience. Cultural topics covered will include, but not Germany and the U.S. in everyday situations. Daily be limited to geography, history, music, customs, and homework can be expected. contemporary life in German, Austrian, and Swiss society. Note: In order to accommodate both German 3 GERMAN 2 FL359 and 4 students, the curriculum will be on a two-year All Year - 1 Credit - Elective – 10, 11, 12 rotation. Preparation for the optional Advanced Placement Exam is provided. Daily homework can be Prerequisite: German 1 and teacher recommendation. expected. Fees: Workbook (approximately $15). SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS, Course Description: A continued study of the German BEGINNING LEVEL FL367 language and culture. The remaining major grammatical All year – 1 Credit – Elective 10, 11, 12 topics are covered to facilitate acceptable fluency in speaking and writing. All classes are conducted in Prerequisite: Students comprehend spoken Spanish and German unless the instructor feels the need to facilitate desire to develop their language skills in Spanish. understanding of grammatical points in English. Placement test required. Writing projects include dialogues and essays. Regular Fees: Workbook (approximately $20) and supplemental reading is accomplished through a supplemental reader. paperback texts. Course content will be presented through textbook materials, oratory and visual aids (tapes, slides, films) Course Description: This introductory course for the and by practical experience. Included also are cultural native speaker of Spanish is designed for those students topics including geography, customs, music, history and who are able to speak and understand Spanish contemporary life in Germany. Career-related materials comfortably but are deficient in their reading and writing are also covered. Daily homework can be expected. skills. Support will be given to students in developing the academic skills necessary for success with respect to the student’s goals and abilities. Activities will include the development of basic writing, reading, and listening skills. Students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of their own culture while developing skills that will enable them to become part of the school culture and community. 15
  • 32. ESPAÑOL PARA HISPANOHABLANTES, Costo: Cuaderno de actividades (aproximadamente NIVEL PRINCIPIANTE FL367 $16). Todo el año-1 crédito- electivo Grados 10, 11, 12 Descripción del curso: Este curso está diseñado para aquellos estudiantes que hablan y entienden el español 16 Prerequisitos: Los estudiantes comprenden el español hablado y desean desarrollar sus habilidades en moderadamente pero necesitan desarrollarlo más, español. especialmente la lectura y escritura. Se pondrá un Se necesita tomar una prueba para determinar el énfasis en aprender la manera correcta de escribir el nivel de habilidad. lenguaje, incluyendo la gramática. Se continuará el Costos: Cuaderno de actividades (aproximadamente desarrollo total del idioma. $20) y un libro suplementario. Comprensión de lectura se hará a través de actividades extensivas. Temas de instrucción igual que temas de Descripción del curso: Este curso introductorio es carreras serán discutidas en conjunto. para los nativos de español. Esta clase está formada para los estudiantes que son capaces de hablar y SPANISH 1 FL362 entender español con comodidad pero estar falto de All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 lectura y escritura. Se ofrece apoyo para los estudiantes en su cuesta de realizar sus metas, aún más, Prerequisite: The student should be reading at or above el apoyo les ayuda a desarrollar las hábiles académicas grade level. This course is for students beginning their necesarias para tener éxito. Las actividades en la clase study of the Spanish language. It is NOT intended for forma el desarrollo básico de las hábiles de escritura, students who communicate with their family in Spanish. lectura y auditiva. Los estudiantes se benefician y Este curso es para estudiantes que no hablan español en aprecian el conocimiento de su propia cultura, mientras su casa; es un curso principiante del idioma español. tanto, ellos desarrollan hábiles que les permite ser parte Fees: Workbook (approximately $15) and Spanish de la cultura de la escuela y de la comunidad. dictionary. SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS, Course Description: An introductory course in INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FL361 Spanish that develops the skills of listening, speaking, All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 reading and writing. Emphasis is on speaking and listening using the communicative approach to teaching. Prerequisite: Fluent Spanish speaking and Students have the opportunity to speak and hear Spanish comprehension skills with moderate reading and writing in class on a daily basis as they interact with classmates skills. Placement test or instructor’s permission. and the teacher. Course content will be presented Fees: Workbook (approximately $15-$20). through a variety of materials: textbook, workbook, aural and visual aids (CDs, slides, films), interactive Course Description: This course is designed for those CD-ROM program in the computer lab, and by practical students who are able to speak and understand Spanish experiences. Latino culture is an integral part of this comfortably but need to develop further their reading course covering topics such as major holidays, seasonal and writing skills. An emphasis will be placed on activities, customs, music, geography, history, and learning correct grammar and proper writing skills while contemporary daily living in Spanish-speaking continuing the development of overall language fluency. countries. Daily homework can be expected. Reading comprehension will be emphasized through extensive reading activities. Career topics will be discussed in conjunction with instructional topics. ESPAÑOL PARA HISPANOHABLANTES, NIVEL INTERMEDIARIO FL361 Todo el año-1 crédito- electivo Grados 10, 11, 12 Prerequisitos: Hablar y entender el español con fluidez. Tener algo de conocimiento en la lectura y escritura. Una evaluación para determinar el nivel de habilidad o permiso previo del /a instructor/a. 16
  • 33. SPANISH 2 FL364 SPANISH 4 FL368 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 11, 12 Prerequisite: Spanish 1 and teacher recommendation. Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or consent of instructor Fees: Workbook (approximately $15). Fees: Optional Advanced Placement exam fee. Paperbacks and workbook required. Possible field trip Course Description: In this course, students continue fee. their study of the Spanish language and of Latino culture. Conversation in Spanish is stressed and class is Course Description: Communication is conducted in conducted mostly in Spanish. Course content will be Spanish. The students will continue to develop listening, presented through a variety of materials: textbook, speaking, reading and writing skills. Various writing workbook, aural and visual aids (CDs, slides, films), projects and oral presentations are integral parts of the interactive CD-ROM program in the computer lab, and curriculum. Course content will be presented through by practical experience. Included also are cultural textbook and supplemental materials and aural and topics such as geography, customs, music, history, visual aids (CD’s, slides, videos). Areas of concentration major holidays, seasonal activities, and contemporary include Spanish Art with an Internet project related to life in Spanish-speaking countries. Students progress the artist as part of the curriculum. Other areas include: from structured practice to creative, personalized cultural topics, history and geography of Spain and Latin expression. This program provides students with the America, and music and contemporary life in Hispanic tools and the confidence to express themselves in countries. Students will read a classic adaptation of Don Spanish. Daily homework can be expected. Quijote de la Mancha and various Hispanic short stories. Students will have the opportunity to partake in a SPANISH 3 FL366 “Mexican Cultural Experience.” Preparation for the All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 10, 11, optional Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam 12 is provided. Daily homework can be expected. Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or consent of instructor. FOREIGN LANGUAGE SEMINAR TBA Fees: Workbook (approximately $15). Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 Students may repeat this class once. Course Description: The course is a continued study of the Spanish language and culture. The remaining major Prerequisite: Must have written teacher and Division grammatical topics are covered to facilitate acceptable Chair approval. fluency in speaking and writing. All classes are Fees: To be set. conducted in Spanish, including the regular use of popular music. Various writing projects, oral Course Description: Designed for students wishing to presentations, and a technology project are integral parts obtain specialized Foreign Language credit. Includes an of the curriculum. A more intensive study of cultural in-depth project in the seminar area of study. topics, geography and history will be included. Daily homework can be expected. 17
  • 34. HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Webster defines health as a "state of physical and mental well being, a condition of body or mind." It is because we feel that a healthy body is a prerequisite for participation in and enjoyment of the many activities provided by the school and the total society that we place a high value upon our Health and Physical Education Programs. The demands upon the youth of today are increasing and continually changing. Our concern goes beyond that of physical conditioning alone. It extends to the development of and appreciation of activity as a means of reducing tensions inherent in a highly technical and swift-moving society. It also encompasses the teaching of these types of recreational activities that will enable the individual to remain an active participant rather than a passive spectator in the years beyond one's high school experience. Jennifer Brown, Division Chair 847-731-9570 – brownj@zbths.org In all regular physical education classes, instructional Every physical education class fulfills .50 swimming and physical fitness testing are required. credits of the 3.00 graduation requirement. school PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 (Male) PE4031/PE4033 Fees: Proper physical education uniform required (Female) PE4041/PE4043 Either Semester - .50 Credit – Required 10 Course Description: This course meets at 7:00 a.m. each morning. Emphasis will be on physical fitness. Activities Prerequisite: None will include running, swimming, cardiovascular Fees: Proper physical education uniform required conditioning, weight training and some individual/team sports. A student should take this course if they need Course Description: Emphasizes skill development and flexibility in their class schedule during the school day, or physical fitness through instruction and large group if they want to improve their fitness level. games. Major emphasis is on team or group activities rather than the individual. MODIFIED PHYSICAL PE4181/PE4183 EDUCATION PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3 & 4 Either Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 (Male) PE4071/PE4073 Prerequisite: Placement (Female) PE4081/PE4083 Fees: None Required Both Semesters 11 & 12 - .50 Credit per Semester Course Description: This course is designed to meet the Prerequisite: None needs of students who cannot handle the physical demands Fees: Proper physical education uniform required of a regular-paced physical education class and/or would benefit from more individualized attention. The emphasis Course Description: In this junior and senior course the will be on improving conditioning and lifetime activities emphasis shifts from mass group activities to individual or as deemed appropriate for the student's physical condition. carry-over activities. The majority of the program will This course satisfies graduation requirements. emphasize fitness and individual sports, although some team sports will be offered. Electives may be offered and some activities will be co-recreational. HEALTH & PHYSICAL PE423/PE424 EDUCATION (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) EARLY BIRD PHYSICAL PE4131/PE4133 All Year - 1.00 Credit - 10 EDUCATION 3 AND 4 Prerequisite: Placement. See Technology Academy Either Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 Eligibility and Expectation Requirements. Student must have acceptance into the sophomore level of the Academy Prerequisite: Provide own reliable transportation to purchase/possess the school endorsed Academy laptop. 18
  • 35. Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump mental disorders, effective communication, family crises, drive”), possible field trip fees abstinence and relationships, reproductive systems, the life cycle, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, Course Description: A yearlong course that combines communicable and non-communicable diseases, tobacco, the curriculum of Health Education and Physical alcohol, and medicines and drugs. Development. Meets graduation requirements for both Health and one semester of Physical Education. Most of ADVENTURE EDUCATION PE4211/PE4213 the Physical Education will involve Adventure Education Either Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 activities that deal with improving self-esteem and team building. Prerequisite: Instructor approval required Fees: Required fees for field/camping trips and materials. HEALTH A PE425 Proper PE uniform required Either Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Course Description: Juniors and seniors willing to work Prerequisite: By special placement only with others in a team oriented atmosphere. A variety of Fees: None activities will be used to improve the student’s self- esteem, their ability to take risks, and improve the Course Description: This course encourages an student’s ability to cooperate and work well with others application of one’s individual health and provides through the use of Adventure Education, challenge opportunities for students to acquire knowledge, which activities, camping/outdoor skills, physical fitness, will enable them to achieve and maintain their optimal swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, and community level of health. Curriculum materials and related activities service. will stress the fact that one’s personal health is largely a Note: This course may be taken up to 2 semesters (for matter of his/her own responsibility and regular students) to 3 semesters (for student leaders). that choices about lifestyle during one’s teenage years have definite long-term ATHLETIC TRAINING PE4141/PE4143 effects on one’s health. The course will Either Semester - .50 Credit – Elective (DOES NOT provide a heavy concentration on MEET P.E. Graduation Requirement) - 10, 11, 12 vocabulary and word usage. It will help students make positive health decisions Prerequisite: Instructor approval required. Students and help them attain reachable goals. must have a strong desire to be a student athletic trainer Topics covered include: 1) an with the Z-B Athletic Teams putting in time outside of the understanding of mental-emotional classroom at athletic contests. Academically strong health; 2) personal health care; 3) students will be required to study anatomy and human growth and development (from physiology. conception through aging and death); 4) use and abuse of Fees: Lab fee for taping supplies. Athletic Training alcohol-tobacco drugs; 5) an understanding of causes, Manual purchased by the student to keep. treatment and prevention of prevalent diseases; 6) overview of health care in the United States. Course Description: Students will develop a broad knowledge of Sports Medicine. This course will provide a HEALTH PE422 stepping-stone and strong base of knowledge for those Either Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 students that will pursue a career in sports medicine. Topics will also include: basic first aid, C.P.R. Prerequisite: None certification, injury recognition, basic knowledge in care Fees: None and evaluation of injuries, assisting in rehabilitation programs set up by certified staff, taping, and bandaging Course Description: Health is a wellness-based class, techniques. Students enrolled in this course are required to which offers students an opportunity to improve and complete 20 hours of field experience. maintain their health status both by increasing their health literacy and developing life-long, healthy habits. Students WELLNESS TRAINING PE4201/PE4203 will cultivate and utilize College Readiness academic skills Either Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 as they learn factual information to help them develop healthy behaviors. Topics include wellness, character Prerequisite: Juniors/Seniors who will be serious about development, nutrition, body composition and weight improving their personal fitness level. Qualified management, mental health, managing stress and anxiety, sophomores with a P.E. teacher’s recommendation and 19
  • 36. passing two semesters of Physical Education. front crawl and breaststroke. Note: There is no time Fees: Proper P.E. uniform required requirement for this skill. Prospective participants must show only that they can swim 300 yards using Course Description: Students will study and work to the above strokes without stopping. improve their own personal fitness level. Daily workouts (2) Swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, may include running, aerobics, circuit training, interval surface dive to a depth of 7 – 10 feet, retrieve a 10 lb. training, swimming, weight lifting, etc. Also included will brick, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to be discussions on nutrition, weight control, diet, exercise the starting point with the brick. This test must be physiology, anatomy and kinesiology. This course is completed in 1 minute 40 seconds. designed for all junior and senior students regardless of Fees: Students must purchase the Lifeguarding Manual, their current fitness level or athletic ability. CPR Mask, Whistle and Lanyard for $51. STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING Course Description: The course consists of professional PE4291/PE4293 life guarding and injury prevention, patron surveillance Either Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 and emergency preparation, water rescue skills, breathing emergencies, cardiac emergencies, first aid, caring for Prerequisite: Juniors and Seniors head spinal injury, skills scenarios, and written Fees: Proper P.E. uniform required examinations for each area. Upon completion and satisfactory performance on skills and written tests, the Course Description: This course is designed for students participant receives certification for lifeguard training, first willing to work as individuals to improve overall fitness aid, C.P.R. training, A.E.D. Defibrillation use, bag valve and muscular strength. Daily workouts may include but masks, and disease transmission. are not limited to: resistance training, with universal weights; free weights; medicine balls; resistance tubing; WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION PE4121/PE4123 body bars and isometrics. Other workouts may include: 2nd Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 aerobic activity; circuit training; plyometrics; aquatic training; running and flexibility. Discussions covering Prerequisite: Recommendation by Aquatics Director, heart rate, nutrition, proper hydration, specificity, written exam of basic water safety knowledge, swimming overload, progressive resistive exercise principles and skills test include the following: front crawl, back crawl, safety rules and guidelines in the weight room will be sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly. covered. This course is designed for all junior and senior Students must be 16 years of age and have Junior or students regardless of current fitness levels or athletic Senior status on or before the beginning of class. ability. Fees: Students must purchase the Water Safety Instructor’s Candidate Kit for $55. LIFEGUARD TRAINING PE4111/PE4113 Either Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Course Description: A course designed to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross swimming and Prerequisite: Students must be 15 years of age and have water safety courses. Successful completion will enable sophomore, junior, or senior status on or before the the student to teach the following courses: American Red scheduled beginning of the class. The course may only be Cross Swimming Courses, Levels 1 thru 6; Water Safety repeated once. Instructor approval is required. Students Instructor Aide; Infant and Pre School Aquatics; must be able to do the following: Community Water Safety; Safety Training for Swim (1) Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in Coaches. Students will write block and lesson plans, learn the following order: (a.) 100 yards of front crawl various teaching and instructional methods, safety using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant precautions, dealing with cultural diversities, teaching those kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by with disabilities, student teaching experience in the ZBTHS breathing to the side for front crawl or the front for Physical Education Classes, and Saturday Learn to Swim breast stroke. (b.) 100 yards breaststroke (c.) 100 Program for Children. May only be repeated once. yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 100 yards may be a mixture of 20
  • 37. INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY Welcome to the ZBTHS Department of Industry and Technology. The programs presented here reflect the high school’s commitment to technology education through practical application. Our goal is to involve students in the learning process. Our programs in the communication, manufacturing, service and transportation sector are full of options to review and reinforce the skills students need to succeed in today’s technological world. Hands-on learning activities joined together with comprehensive materials and instruction will enhance student problem solving capabilities. These employability skills are needed by today’s teens that use technology to make a positive impact on society. Jesse Michmerhuizen, Division Chair 847-731-9440 – michmerj@zbths.org EXPLORATION IN TECHNOLOGY IA6011/IA6013 concepts of drafting. The student will gain practical Either Semester - .50 Credit -Elective- 10, 11, 12 (May be experience in board drafting as well as using the software taken up to 3 semesters) AutoCAD. Through multi-view drawings, pictorial drawings, lettering, dimensioning, drawing to scale and Prerequisite: Twenty-five percentile or above on the extensive use of computers with AutoCAD the student Reading section of the Explore and/or Plan Assessment. will attain the basic skills needed for a future in Fees: Fee card as needed engineering. Course Description: Choose this challenging, exciting, PRE-ARCHITECTURE IA604 motivational career survey course if the student is interested Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 in working with industry standard equipment while creating in-depth projects. The student’s specific explorations will Prerequisite: None help gain a full understanding of relevant careers for the 21st Helpful Course: Exploration century. This applied technology course will introduce the in Technology and 1 year of Math student to career areas in MANUFACTURING, (Digital Fees: Fee card as needed Mfg.-Computer numerical codes) POWER & ENERGY, (Rocketry & Space- Flight Simulator- Electronics) Course Description: This TRANSPORTATION, (4 stroke engine- aerodynamics) course is of particular value for CONSTRUCTION, (Residential wiring, plumbing, and students interested in the following construction) and communication, (Desktop publishing- expectations: architectural drafting, vinyl sign making- graphic designs). interior design, the building trades, or other residential architecture areas. This course introduces the student to During this class the student will be problem solving in tools and techniques used in the field of architecture. The teams of active learners. There are career explorations in 34 student will draw a set of plans for a house including floor Technology Units. Students functioning below the 25th plans, foundation plans, elevations, site plans and percentile on Explore are strongly encouraged to take skill perspectives. A computer and AutoCAD software will be level courses first, e.g. Woods, Metals, etc. used to complete many of these tasks. PRE-ENGINEERING IA602 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE IA605 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering and Pre- Architecture Helpful Course: Exploration in Helpful Courses: Exploration in Technology and Math Technology and one year of Math Fees: Fee card as needed Fees: Fee card as needed Course Description: This course is an expansion and Course Description: This class will let the student explore continuation of Pre-Engineering and Pre-Architecture. the possibilities in the engineering field, by exposing basic This course was developed to give students a deeper in 21
  • 38. depth study of Engineering and Architecture. Students will procedures, metal pattern making and molding. Other computer use along with the combined AutoCAD software areas of study include Computer Numerical Control to further their knowledge in Engineering and Architecture (CNC). by creating more detailed and in depth drawings. POWER MECHANICS 1 IA610 COMPUTER REPAIR / TC680 Either Semester Only - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 A+ CERTIFICATION TRAINING (See Lake County High School Technology Prerequisite: None Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology Campus) Fees: Fee card as needed ELECTRONICS 1 IA608 Course Description: An introductory to auto-power Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 field, this course covers the basic concepts power technology. Study in power technology includes various Prerequisite: None accessory systems common to the transportation industry. Helpful Courses: Exploration in Technology and one year This will include engine rebuilding, valve and seat of Math grinding, carburetor work, tune-ups and various repairs. Fees: Fee card as needed Work is done on small 2 and 4 cycle engines. Course Description: Electricity/Electronics is the study of POWER MECHANICS 2 IA612 AC and DC current fundamentals and their application. In Either Semester Only - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 addition, the construction of three projects will provide practical experience in electronic application and soldering Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Power Mechanics techniques. Other topics will include the use and properties Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology of semiconductors. Students will be required to perform Fees: Fee card as needed mathematical computations. Course Description: This course is a continuation of ELECTRONICS 2 IA628 Power Mechanics with emphasis on the repair and Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 overhauling of 2-cycle and OHV engines, fuel delivery, electrical diagnosis, and product safety. Students will Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Electronics train for technician certification by the Engine & Fees: Minimal material fees of $40 required Equipment Training Council. Course Description: A continuation of studies in AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TC670 electronics and circuit analysis. Topics include semi- conductor theory and digital electronics. Three projects (See Lake County High School Technology approved by the teacher must be constructed. Campus) METALS 1 IA609 COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY TC659 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) Prerequisite: None Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology PRINTING 1 IA614 Fees: Fee card as needed Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: Prerequisite: None This course is an introduction to basic machining, metal Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology, Pre- forming, and metal artwork. Areas of study include basic Engineering lathe and millwork procedures, arc and oxygen acetylene Fees: Fee card as needed gas welding, metal forming, sheet metal manufacturing and tinwork. Shop safety and basic math skills are integrated Course Description: Printing is an throughout the areas of study. introductory course for all students who are interested or curious in graphic arts. METALS 2 IA630 Basic skills such as manual and Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 computer layout work, design work, darkroom procedure, and presswork in Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Metals offset lithography will be covered. Projects to be Fees: Fee card as needed completed are personalized notepads and business cards. Knife-cut screen-printing will be covered and projects in Course Description: A continuation in metalworking this area will include posters, stickers and T-shirts if the studies. Areas of study include advanced lathe and milling student wishes. The final project will be planned out by machine process, M.I.G. and T.I.G. welding, plasma arc the student from start to finish and then approved by the 22
  • 39. instructor. Students who are highly motivated and self-driven should excel in this innovative educational setting. PRINTING 2 IA615 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 WOODS 2 IA619 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 - May Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Printing (Suggested) be taken independently with instructor approval Fees: Fee card as needed Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Woods Course Description: Printing 2 picks up where Printing Fees: Fee card as needed left off. The semester will start off with a focus on the design process. Projects will be looked at from all angles Course Description: Woods II is will have the starting with the concept stage and finishing with the final opportunity to continue using proper methods and skills to product. Projects will include personalized 12-month create student chosen projects. The course content calendars and concept board games. Students will look into includes materials estimation, cost estimation, project the principles and reasons for engraving and create their design and composition and the use of specialty tools and own personalized key chain using the engraving process. finishes. Students will also have access to the laser Individual projects will allow the student to emphasize an engraver to produce pictures on different mediums, wood individual interest and to create their own projects such as 2 inlay construction, intarsia, wooden models, and puzzles. color business cards, personalized notepads, screen-printing Woods II allows the student to create projects using their T-shirts, and interested seniors may attempt to create and artistic and hands on ability to further refine their produce their own graduation announcements. The student woodworking skills to use in the industries of today. will also have a chance to produce a product from the new digital platemaker. Job entry skills within the field will be INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY - IA618 developed in all areas with all of the available equipment in BUILDING TRADES CONSTRUCTION 1 & 2 the lab. All Year - 1 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN TC663 Prerequisite: None (See Lake County High School Technology Helpful Courses: Exploration in Technology Campus) Fees: Fee card as needed PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN TC687 Course Description: This introductory course is for students interested in exploring the building trades. Units (See Lake County High School Technology of instruction the first semester include gaining knowledge Campus) and skills using fixed woodworking machines, hand tools, and portable power tools used in the carpentry profession. TELEVISION PRODUCTION TC665 Projects are required. Second semester instruction (See Lake County High School Technology involves learning an understanding of architectural Campus) drawing, blueprint reading, using and maintaining hand and power tools, understanding and using building COMPUTER ELECTRONIC REPAIR TC680 materials, and understanding construction procedures and processes. Throughout the year, student will construct a (See Lake County High School Technology model house. This introductory course is for students Campus) desiring to gain knowledge and skills required for admission to the building trade’s capstone occupational WELDING-FABRICATION TC667 course. (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) BUILDING TRADES TC682 WOODS 1 IA617 (See Lake County High School Technology Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective - 10, 11, 12 - May Campus) be taken independently with instructor approval EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TC651 Prerequisite: None Fees: Fee card as needed (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) Course Description: This course is for any student who FIRE FIGHTING TC686 wants to learn the proper methods and skills for (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) furniture/cabinet-making. Course content includes selecting, planning, constructing and finishing a project. PHOTOGRAPHY IA616 Machine operations, hand tool processes and portable power One Semester Only - .50 Credit - Elective -10, 11, 12 tool operations are required laboratory learning experiences. Instruction will be individualized with each student taught Prerequisite: None according to knowledge and skill development needs. Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology 23
  • 40. Fees: Fee card as needed TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TBA Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective- 10, 11, 12 - may Course Description: Students will be repeated for a total of one credit have the opportunity to discover the Prerequisite: Written Division Chair approval world of Digital Photography and Fees: Variable Digital Imaging. We will be using the program of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photo Delux Course Description: Designed for students wishing to to process the photographs. During the class, student will obtain specialized technology credit. This course develop the skills of using a camera, developing film and includes an in-depth project in the seminar area of study. the process of making prints from negatives. Areas of composition of pictures, creative techniques, studio portrait photography and introducing the different artistic ways of photography will be included. 24
  • 41. MATHEMATICS The Mathematics Department teaches students the skills necessary to live and work productively as well as provide the strong background needed to pursue future mathematics studies. The department's offerings provide options for meeting the individual needs and goals of a broad range of students. Mathematics is a tool with a wide diversity of applications in other disciplines. The department's curriculum reflects this through courses that stress applications and problem solving, and emphasizes a transfer of skills learned. Electives encompass wide interests and needs. The sequential nature of mathematics education requires a strict interpretation of course prerequisites. It would be to the student’s advantage to have earned a grade of “C” or better to advance to the next level. The Z-BTHS graduation requirement is three years of mathematics. The State of Illinois also requires that all students successfully complete Geometry for graduation. In order to provide access to higher levels of mathematical thinking, we require each student to purchase their own TI-84 Plus graphing calculator for all courses except Technical Geometry, Geometry and Survey of Math. Jesse Michmerhuizen, Division Chair 847-731-9440 – michmerj@zbths.org The following grid should help in determining which classes are open to which grade levels. Math Course Grid Algebra 1 MA 155 10 11 12 Technical Geometry MA 173 10 11 12 Geometry MA 156 10 11 12 Accelerated Geometry MA 157 10 Survey of Math MA 166 11 12 Algebra 2 MA 158 10 11 12 Accelerated Algebra 2 MA 159 10 11 12 Trigonometry MA 172 11 12 Probability & Statistics MA 178 10 11 12 AP Statistics MA 182 11 12 Pre-Calculus MA 160 11 12 Accelerated Pre-Calculus MA 162 11 12 Calculus MA 164 11 12 AP Calculus BC MA 161 12 Intro to Programming MA 174 10 11 12 25
  • 42. ALGEBRA 1 MA155 required. All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Course Description: This course is designed to help Prerequisite: None students develop an understanding of geometric Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required relationships in a plane and in space. Students will develop critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills Course Description: Students will learn how to express with an emphasis on the study of proofs in mathematical themselves mathematically, how to manipulate and write situations. Geometry is integrated with arithmetic, algebra, algebraic expressions, how to solve and graph equations, and numerical trigonometry. and how to simplify and graph inequalities. Students will also learn to read graphs, compute probability, and SURVEY OF MATH MA166 compute combinations. Graphing technology is used All Year - 1 Credit – 11 & 12 throughout this course, so a TI -84 plus graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry Fees: A scientific calculator with a TECHNICAL GEOMETRY MA173 fraction key is required. All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Course Description: Students will learn Prerequisite: Algebra 1 with math teacher about graph theory, voting and recommendation apportionment, statistics, geometry and Fees: A scientific calculator with a fraction key is consumer math. The course is an applied required. mathematics course with emphasis placed upon practical applications. The course stresses the Course Description: This connections between contemporary mathematics and course presents the core modern society. The course will give students the skill- concepts of geometry; building and practice that is essential, along with the students will learn to problem applications and technology needed to foster an solve from an investigative appreciation of mathematics. and algebraic standpoint. This course includes a study ALGEBRA 2 MA158 of plane geometric figures All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 (triangles, rectangles, circles, parallelograms, etc.) as well as figures in space Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, or Technical Geometry (rectangular solids, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and with teacher approval spheres). Relationships between geometric figures will be Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required studied, including congruency and similarity. Course Description: Students will learn about functions, GEOMETRY MA156 inequalities, systems of equations, matrices, polynomials, All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 powers, roots, radicals, trigonometry, and logarithms. Emphasis is placed on understanding the concepts and Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and math teacher mastering the manipulative skills necessary for recommendation mathematical problem solving. The graphing calculator is Fees: A scientific calculator with a fraction key is used extensively in this course to enhance understanding. required. AC ALGEBRA 2 MA159 Course Description: Students will learn to solve All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 10, 11, 12 problems using geometric properties through visualizing and analyzing geometric relationships in two and three Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation dimensions; investigating connections of geometry to Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required algebra, probability, and trigonometry; and developing inductive and deductive reasoning skills. This course is Course Description: Students will learn about designed to provide students a strong background in the polynomials, functions (quadratic, linear, exponential, and various types of mathematical reasoning and problem logarithmic), logarithms, arithmetic and geometric solving. progressions, the binomial theorem, conic sections, and matrices. Emphasis is placed on understanding the AC GEOMETRY MA157 concepts and mastering the manipulative skills necessary All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) 10 for mathematical problem solving. Prerequisites: Algebra 1 with recommendation by TRIGONOMETRY MA172 Algebra 1 instructor Either Semester - .50 Credit - 11, 12 Fees: A scientific calculator with a fraction key is 26
  • 43. Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra 2 CALCULUS MA164 Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 11 - 12 Course Description: Students will learn how to evaluate Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus trigonometric functions using the unit circle and right Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required triangles; how to graph trigonometric functions; and how to apply the trigonometric identities for problem solving. Course Description: Students will learn about functions, The course is designed for students who desire more high graphs, limits, differentiation, applications of school math but do not feel prepared for pre-calculus. differentiation, integration, and the applications of integration. This course is intended for students who have PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS MA178 a solid foundation in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and Either Semester - .50 Credit – 10, 11, 12 pre-calculus. The course will emphasize the application of calculus to a variety of disciplines. Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra 2 (or concurrent enrollment Note: Students cannot receive credit for both AC Precalculus in Accelerated Algebra 2). MA162 and Calculus MA164. Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required AC PRE-CALCULUS MA162 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 11, 12 Course Description: Students will learn about the major concepts and Prerequisite: Geometry and AC Algebra 2, or tools of elementary statistics and probability. This course Precalculus, or teacher recommendation includes an introduction to statistics, descriptive statistics, Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required probability, probability distributions, and correlation and regression. Students will use the graphing calculator Course Description: Students will learn about extensively to enhance understanding. exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions. Students will also be introduced to AP AP STATISTICS MA182 Calculus topics such as limits, continuity, differentiation All Year – 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) –11, 12 and integration. This course emphasizes the theory of mathematics as well as its applications. This course Prerequisite: Geometry and AC Algebra 2 (or concurrent prepares students for AP Calculus BC. enrollment in either Precalculus) Fees: A.P. examination fee. TI-84 Plus Graphing AP CALCULUS (BC) MA161 calculators are required All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) – 11, 12 Course Description: The purpose of this course is to Prerequisite: AC Precalculus ("B" or better each provide students with tools for collecting, analyzing and semester) drawing conclusions from raw data. Students will learn the Fees: A.P. examination fee. TI-84 Plus Graphing concepts of randomness, probability, anticipating patterns calculators are required and statistical inference in addition to the proper techniques necessary to plan a study. The goal of the course is to have Course Description: This course is the equivalent of a all students earn a grade of a three or higher on the AP typical first year college calculus course. Students will Exam. learn to differentiate and integrate functions, to work with series, to use parametric notation, and to express trigonometric functions using polar coordinates. The goal PRE-CALCULUS MA160 of the course is to have all students earn a grade of a three All Year - 1 Credit - 11, 12 or higher on the AP Calculus BC Exam. Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra 2 Fees: TI-84 Plus Graphing calculators are required MATHEMATICS SEMINAR TBA Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - may Course Description: Students will learn about factoring, be repeated for a total of one credit graphical representations of functions, trigonometry, and conic sections. Emphasis is placed on understanding the Prerequisite: Written teacher and Division Chair concepts and mastering the manipulative skills necessary approval for mathematical problem solving. The graphing Fees: To be set calculator is used extensively in this course to enhance understanding. Course Description: Designed for students wishing to obtain specialized mathematics credit. Includes an in- depth project in the seminar area of study. 27
  • 44. INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING MA174 learn about data types, Strings, math operations, decision Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 making, loops, arrays, and applets. The course ends with the students working on a project of their choosing over a Prerequisite: Any Geometry course or concurrent two-week period and a short presentation of the program to enrollment in Geometry the class. Fees: Lab materials required. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the Java programming language. Students will 28
  • 45. (NJROTC) NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS The NJROTC Program is a four-year program conducted to provide an opportunity for secondary school students (Freshmen through Seniors) to learn the basic elements and requirements for national security and their personal obligation as Americans. The specific objectives of NJROTC are to: a. Promote patriotism. b. Develop informed and responsible citizens. c. Promote habits of orderliness and precision and develop respect for constituted authority. d. Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership. To participate in the program a student must: a. Be at least 14 years old in grades 9 through 12. b. Be of good moral character. c. Be physically fit to participate in NJROTC training. A student is considered to meet this requirement if able to fully participate in the school physical education program. d. Comply with established personal grooming standards. e. Students must wear uniforms on selected days. Michelle Standridge, Division Chair 847-731-9370 – standrim@zbths.org NAVAL SCIENCE I NS530 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Passing grade in Naval Science 2 or recommendation of the Naval Science Instructor (NSI). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and parent permission. Course Description: A continuation of those disciplines Fees: Name Tag, NJROTC polo shirt, and T-shirt (Cost introduced in Naval Science 1 and 2, with greater $25.) emphasis on increased leadership roles within the Cadet Corps. Naval History studies include World War I and II, Course Description: This course provides an the Korean Conflict, the Cold War and Vietnam. introduction to the precepts of citizenship, the elements of Continued study in the areas of navigation, astronomy and leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life weather coupled with advanced seamanship are presented goals. The course is designed to engender a sound during this year. appreciation for the heritage and traditions of America. Included with the classroom instruction will be a weekly NAVAL SCIENCE 4 NS533 drill session to incorporate discipline, pride and precision All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 12 into the student's life. Prerequisite: Passing grade in Naval Science 3, or NAVAL SCIENCE 2 NS531 approval of instructor and parent permission All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: A continuation of advanced Prerequisite: A passing grade in Naval Science I or leadership concepts with emphasis on leadership by recommendation of the Naval Science Instructor (NSI). example. Leadership studies to include (1) application of leadership traits and principles, (2) a better understanding Course Description: A continuation of leadership and of human motivation based upon Maslow’s principles, (3) citizenship training with emphasis on the role of sea power an in-depth knowledge of group behavior and (4) better in world history. The principles of navigation, astronomy, and effective communication skills. This course will climatology and basic seamanship are introduced during require the student to analyze, discuss and document this year. Leadership opportunities in academic, drill and various leadership scenarios and vignettes. All NS4 orienteering teams, as well as the color guard, increase as students will be assigned positions of responsibility in the the student advances in knowledge and gains greater Battalion organization, and will be expected to lead the responsibility. Battalion throughout the year. NAVAL SCIENCE 3 NS532 Each semester of participation in Naval Science a All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 11, 12 student may waive one physical education semester graduation requirement. 29
  • 46. SCIENCE “The aim of science education is to develop in learners a rich and full understanding of the inquiry process; the key concepts and principles of life science, physical science, and earth and space sciences; and issues of science, understandings and their interactions with the natural world”- ISBE In our ever changing world students need the skills necessary to evaluate and understand the wealth of new information that is created every day. The goal of the science program is to help students acquire content knowledge while increasing their scientific literacy skills. The science courses will introduce students to new content while integrating College Readiness Standards to increase science literacy. Zion-Benton also strives to follow the NSTA's recommendation that 40 percent of science instruction time be spent in laboratory and hands on activities. Jennifer Brown, Division Chair 847-731-9570 – brownj@zbths.org Sample Science Sequence Options for Students Course Description: Introductory lab course in which Note: ZBTHS requires two years of Science for graduation emphasis will be placed on man and his need to understand for the Classes of 2010 and 2011. Beginning with the Class nature and his relation to it. Among the topics included of 2012, three years of science will be required for are: ecology and community relationship, microorganisms graduation; one of the three years must be a biological and disease, plant/animal structure, function of genetics, science class. and human heredity. Students will participate in both A minimum of three years may be required for admission to a dissection and research projects. four-year university. INTEGRATED PATHWAY BIOLOGY SC200 AC TA CP IP All Year - 1 Credit – 10 Life - A TA Earth Earth Earth Prerequisites: Placement. 9th AC Bio Physics Science Science Science Fees: Computer disk, and materials for projects. TA 10th AC Chem. Chemistry CP-Bio IP Bio Life Science Course Description: This science course is an Physics TA interdisciplinary approach to man's search for truth about CP Chem CP Chem his world. This class focuses on primarily biological 11th AP Chem. Biology AP Biology issues and concepts but some physical science is covered AP Biology Physics throughout the school year. Students can expect “hands- Ecology Ecology 12th AP Physics AP Bio AP Chem. Ecology Physics Physics on” laboratory work, experiences on the Internet, and investigative work in the IMC. The goal of the IP science is to cover science in thematic units. Projects are required LIFE SCIENCE A SC211 to successfully complete the course. Students must be 1 Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12. concurrently enrolled in IP English. Prerequisite: By Special Placement Only Fees: None CHEMISTRY SC203 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) Course Description: Activity All Year – 1 Credit – 10 oriented course designed so students can easily learn the Prerequisite: See Technology Academy Eligibility and basic concepts in Biology. Expectation Requirements. - Acceptance into the Among units covered are the sophomore level of the Academy. Student must scientific method, cell structure, purchase/possess the school endorsed Academy laptop. genetics, plants, animals, and Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump drive”) ecology. You cannot take Life Science if you have had notebook, index cards, folders, and materials for projects, Biology or are currently enrolled in Biology. scientific calculator. CP BIOLOGY SC201 Course Description: In this course students will study the All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 following topics: classification of matter, energy changes in matter, phases of matter, atomic structure, electron Prerequisites: Placement configurations, the Period Table of Elements, bonds Fees: Computer disk and materials for projects between atoms, chemical formulas and nomenclature, and the mathematics of chemistry, kinetics, energy, pH, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry. The goals of the 30
  • 47. course are to integrate the study of mathematics (especially Fees: Materials for projects algebra) into chemistry, to improve problem-solving skills and reasoning ability. Course Description: This course is designed to fulfill the respective semester of the required Earth Science course. It CP CHEMISTRY SC204 may not be used more than once for each particular All Year - 1 Credit - 10, 11, 12 semester. Students from all learning pathways will use this course to replace the respective semester of the Earth Prerequisites: Pass CP Biology/AC Biology and Algebra Science course failed. Skill focus will be on data 1 with a C or higher, concurrent enrollment in a math interpretation used on the ACT exam. The content of the course is strongly recommended. course will be a combination of topics from chemistry, Fees: Computer disk, notebook, index cards, folders, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. scientific calculator, and materials for projects Students may not repeat this course. Course Description: In this course students BIOLOGY (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) SC214 will study the following topics: classification All Year - 1 Credit - 11 of matter, energy changes in matter, phases of matter, atomic structure, electron Prerequisite: See Technology Academy Eligibility and configurations, the Period Table of Expectation Requirements. - Acceptance into the junior Elements, bonds between atoms, chemical level of the Academy. Student must purchase/possess the formulas and nomenclature, and the school endorsed Academy laptop. mathematics of chemistry, kinetics, energy, Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump pH, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry. The goals drive”), notebook, index cards, folders, and materials for of the course are to integrate the study of mathematics projects, scientific calculator. (especially algebra) into chemistry, to improve problem- solving skills and reasoning ability. Course Description: Introductory lab course in which emphasis will be placed on man and his need to understand nature and his relation to it. Among the topics included AC CHEMISTRY SC205 are: ecology and community relationship, microorganisms and disease, plant/animal structure, function of genetics, All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 10, 11, 12 and human heredity. Students will participate in both a dissection and research projects. Students will use Prerequisite: AC Biology, a “C” or better in Algebra 2 graphing programs and spreadsheets. and/or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 and had received a “B” or higher in Geometry. CP Biology ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY SC220 students need to gain approval from the science Division All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 11, 12 Chair and/or AC Chemistry teacher. Prerequisite: Pass Biology and Chemistry or Earth Fees: Computer disk and Science with a “C” or better. scientific calculator required Fees: Minor costs of field trips (approximately $100). Materials needed for quarter projects. Course Description: The interrelationship of organisms and their environments is explored with an emphasis on Course Description: This is a human impacts. An exploration of rivers, streams, and lab-oriented course intended for groundwater takes place through outdoor field studies. motivated students planning on Students should be prepared to participate in outdoor field pursuing a science career. It encourages students to think work on and off campus as these are integral to the course independently, to derive generalizations and to solve content. problems. Through inquiry, reasoning and interpretation, the student will gain a better understanding of what a PHYSICS SC209 chemist does and how chemistry inter-relates with the All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) – Elective 11, 12 quality of life, and the degree of technology and social- (Beginning with the Class of 2012, Physics will not be political climate throughout the world. Units of study grade weighted.) include: atomic theory, mole concept, chemical bonding, energy changes, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, and Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry, and a "C" or higher in acid-base theory. Students will participate in quarterly Algebra 2, or concurrently enrolled research projects. in Algebra 2 having received a "B" or higher in Geometry. Written EARTH SCIENCE R SC2161/SC2163 permission of the physics teacher is Either Semester - .50 Credit – Grade 10 only required if qualifications are other than those listed above. Prerequisite: Replaces corresponding semester of Earth Fees: Scientific calculator Science (approximately $15 - 100). 31
  • 48. AP PHYSICS SC210 Course Description: Algebra and geometry based course All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) – 12 with an emphasis placed on problem solving skills. Topics Offered for 2009-10 and 2011-12 School Years of study include: motion, mechanics, energy, light, waves, electricity and magnetism. The entire universe is analyzed Prerequisites: Physics, Precalculus or concurrent from celestial bodies to sub nuclear particles. Concepts enrollment in Calculus. Written permission from the are reinforced through laboratory investigations. Physics teacher is required if qualifications are other than those listed. Fees: Scientific calculator required (approximately $100), Advanced Placement Examination fees AP COURSES AVAILABLE FOR THE ACCELERATED PLACEMENT PATHWAY Course Description: Course is designed to be the The A.P. courses require additional time for laboratory equivalent of freshman college physics. Students should be experiences, thus one and one-half periods of class time is self-motivated and have good study habits. Nightly scheduled. All students are required to take the Advanced homework is very common. This course will further the Placement Exam. Passing this course does not assure student's understanding of the physical world. Areas of college credit; college credit depends on the score received study include mechanics, heat, kinetic theory, on the A.P. Exam and the discretion of the college. thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, as well as modern physics. AP BIOLOGY SC207 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TBA Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - may All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 11, 12 be repeated for a total of one credit. Prerequisites: AC Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, Prerequisite: Science Division Chair/Technology enrollment in Physics is recommended. Coordinator approval, by special permission only. A Fees: Purchase Cliff’s Notes Study Guide to AP Biology, written plan of study and an agreement with a teacher to AP Biology Lab Manual, and AP Examination fees serve, as mentor must be completed. Fees: Materials for project Course Description: Designed to be equivalent to freshman college biology. A thorough presentation of the Course Description: Designed for students wishing to concepts of biology including laboratory investigations obtain specialized science/technology credit and help will be undertaken. Topics to be studied will include: prepare classroom laboratory materials and support microbiology, cell physiology, biochemistry, molecular technology (i.e. Pasco Science-Technology lab). The plan genetics and evolution. of study may include an in-depth laboratory project in the area of study as well as a review of scientific literature to AP CHEMISTRY SC206 support the project All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 11, 12 Offered for 2010-11 and 2012-2013 school years Prerequisites: AC-Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, Algebra 2. Enrollment in Physics is recommended. Fees: Required materials—bound lab notebook, scientific calculator (approximately $100), Cliff Notes Study Guide to AP Chemistry, AP Examination fees Course Description: Designed to be the equivalent of freshman college chemistry. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam. Kinetics, thermodynamics, inorganic and organic chemistry and reaction predictions are among the topics to be covered. Labs are scheduled an average of twice weekly. Occasionally students may be required to meet before or after school for additional lab preparation. 32
  • 49. SOCIAL STUDIES The philosophy of the Social Studies courses at Zion-Benton Township High School is that we promote the dignity and worth of each individual who lives in the society and provide students with an understanding of their culture and its values, along with the necessary skills and attitudes to make choices. Glenn Simon, Division Chair 847-731-9540 - simong@zbths.org SPECIAL NOTES 1) All Social Studies Classes for freshmen are by placement based on school district sponsored 8th Grade testing. 2) All Social Studies classes require that students purchase materials for projects. Several courses also require the purchase of computer disks. 3) Several AP courses require summer reading. 4) ALL Social Studies courses require that students complete assigned homework. English together in a team-taught environment using a UNITED STATES HISTORY A SS304 “thematic and multicultural” approach to teaching. The All Year - 1 Credit - 11 class uses literature and technology to explore what it means to be an American and the development of the Prerequisite: By Special Placement Only nation, past and present, through the contributions of Fees: Materials for projects African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and Hispanics as well as European Americans. Course Description: This course is an CP UNITED STATES HISTORY SS306 adaptation of the general All Year - 1 Credit - 11 American History class. It is a survey of United Prerequisite: Reading at or above grade level States History from Fees: Materials for projects foundation to present, covering major events Course Description: An in-depth study of United States and concepts of our History from the Colonial Era to the present. Emphasis heritage. It affords the will be placed on outside primary and secondary source student additional readings and/or a research paper. Tests will include assistance that would not essay responses ranging from the analytical to the be available in a general course. The class is co- taught descriptive. Students in this course must meet the by a regular Social Studies teacher and a L.D. Specialist. College-Prep Pathway requirement. Some areas of study Some areas are: (1) Establishment of a National are: Government; (2) Sectionalism and Nationalism; (3) 1. Establishment of Colonies in North America Extension of democracy; (4) How our Union was 2. Sectionalism and Nationalism endangered and preserved; (5) Industrialism and 3. Rise of Democracy westward expansion; (6) Democratic reforms of the 20th 4. How our Union was endangered and preserved century; (7) 20th Century foreign affairs; (8) 21st 5. Rise of Industry and Westward expansion Century challenges and triumphs on the domestic front. 6. Democratic Reforms of the Twentieth Century The student will study the history of women in America and events of Black History. UNITED STATES HISTORY SS312 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) AMERICAN STUDIES SS305 All Year - 1 Credit - 11 All Year - 2 Credits - 11 - meets graduation requirements for United States History. Prerequisite: See Technology Academy Eligibility and Expectation Requirements - Acceptance into the junior Prerequisite: Placement level of the Academy. Student must purchase/possess the Fees: Materials for projects and paperback texts school endorsed Academy laptop. required Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump drive”) and materials for projects Course Description: The American Studies course is designed for the student interested in studying History and Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will 33
  • 50. be combined with English 3 (Technology Academy) and Social Studies teacher and a L.D. specialist. Units of delivered in a team-taught environment using a “thematic study will include: (1) Basic Concepts; (2) The United and multicultural” approach to teaching. In-depth study of States Constitution; (3) Political Parties; (4) Congress; (5) American History from the Colonial Era to the present. The Presidency; (6) Consumer Education; (7) Civil Emphasis will be placed on outside readings and/or a Rights; (8) the Federal Judiciary; (9) the Illinois research paper. Tests will include essay answers ranging Constitution; (10) Proper display of the United States from descriptive to analytic answers. Some areas are: 1) Flag. Students may be required to participate in establishment of a National Government; 2) Sectionalism community service projects. and Nationalism; 3) extension of democracy; 4) How our Union was endangered and In addition, the student will complete the state-required preserved; 5) industrialism and unit on history of women in America, events in Black westward expansion; 6) History, and Consumer Economics. Within the Consumer democratic reforms of this Economics unit students will learn how to write a resume, century; 7) 20th Century foreign balance a checkbook, reconcile a bank statement, read an affairs; 8) 21st Century challenges amortization chart, and participate in investment and triumphs on the domestic strategies by the use of the Internet Investing Simulations front. The student will study the and Economic Literacy activities. THE CONSUMER history of women in America and ECONOMICS UNIT IS COMPLETED DURING THE events of Black History. 3RD QUARTER. AP UNITED STATES HISTORY SS307 All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 11 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SS309 All Year - 1 Credit - 12 Prerequisite: Must have received an "A" or "B" in CP or AC Social Studies, must read at the 10th grade level, Prerequisite: Placement must have a "B" or better in Accelerated English or a "B" Fees: Materials for projects or better in CP English, and may need approval of the instructor. Course Description: Survey of United Fees: A.P. examination required States Government divided into: (1) Basic Concepts and Foreign Relation; Course Description: College-level survey course (2) the United States Constitution; (3) tracing the development of the American experience Political Parties; (4) Congress; (5) the Presidency; (6) from the Age of Exploration and Discovery to the Consumer Education; (7) Civil Rights; (8) the Federal present. Emphasis is placed on a variety of Judiciary; (9) the Illinois Constitution; (10) proper display interpretations of important periods in American history, of the United States flag. Students may be required to such as the War for Independence, the Age of Jackson, participate in community service projects. the Civil War and its aftermath, the Progressive Era, and the New Deal. Students will read about 150 pages per week and will write required essays in preparation for In addition, the student will complete the state-required unit on history of women in America, events in Black the AP Exam in May. History, and Consumer Economics. Within the Consumer In addition, the student will complete the state required Economics unit, students may learn how to write a resume, balance a checkbook, reconcile a bank statement, units on history of women in America and events of Black History. and participate in investment strategies through the use of the Internet and Economic Literacy activities. THE CONSUMER ECONOMICS UNIT IS COMPLETED UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT A SS308 DURING THE 3RD QUARTER. All Year - 1 Credit - 12 Prerequisite: By Special Placement Only Students must also pass the state required U.S. Fees: Materials for projects Constitution and Illinois Constitution tests. Course Description: This course is an adaptation of the CP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SS310 general American Government class. It affords the All Year - 1 Credit - 12 student additional assistance that would not be available in a general course. The class is team taught by a regular Prerequisite: Placement 34
  • 51. Fees: Materials for projects Congress; 5) the Presidency; 6) Consumer Education; 7) Civil Rights; 8) the Federal Judiciary; Course Description: The major goal of this course is to 9) the Illinois Constitution; 10) Proper display of the increase the students’ political knowledge and awareness United States Flag. Included in this course is the of our political system. Students will be required to do Proficiency Test on the United States and Illinois outside reading from several supplementary sources, complete individual projects and reports, and participate Constitutions and flag code that is required by state in small group activities and simulations. law. The course is divided into: 1) Basic Concepts; 2) the In addition, the student will complete the state-required United States Constitution; 3) Political Parties; unit on history of women in America, events in Black 4) Congress; 5) the Presidency; 6) Consumer Education; History, and Consumer Economics. Within the 7) Civil Rights; 8) the Federal Judiciary; 9) the Illinois Consumer Economics unit students will learn how to Constitution; 10) Proper display of the United States write a resume, balance a checkbook, reconcile a bank Flag. statement, read an amortization chart, and participate in Included in this course is the Proficiency Test on the investment strategies by the use of the Internet Investing United States and Illinois Constitutions and flag code that Simulations and Economic Literacy activities. THE is required by state law. Students may be required to CONSUMER ECONOMICS UNIT IS COMPLETED participate in community service projects. DURING THE 3RD QUARTER. In addition, the student will complete the state-required AP UNITED STATES SS311 unit on history of women in America, events in Black GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS History, and Consumer Economics. Within the Consumer All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - 12 - Meets Economics unit, students will learn how to write a graduation requirement, U.S. and Illinois Constitution resume, balance a checkbook, reconcile a bank statement, Requirement, and State Consumer Education requirement. and participate in investment strategies by the use of the Internet Investing Simulations and Economic Literacy Prerequisite: Must have received an "A" or "B" in AP activities. THE CONSUMER ECONOMICS UNIT IS or CP American History, must read at the 11th grade COMPLETED DURING THE 3RD QUARTER. level, must have a "B" or better in Accelerated or CP English, and may need written approval of the instructor. Fees: A.P. examination required. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SS313 (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) Course Description: The Advanced Placement Course All Year - 1 Credit - 12 - Meets graduation requirement, in United States Government and Politics is designed to U.S. and Illinois Constitution Requirement and give students a critical perspective on politics Consumer Education requirement and government. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret Prerequisite: See Technology Academy Eligibility and United States politics and the analysis of Expectation Requirements - Acceptance into the senior specific case studies. It also requires level of the Academy. Student must purchase / possess familiarity with the various institutions, the school endorsed Academy laptop. groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump American political reality. drive”) and materials for projects The subjects that the course covers include Course Description: The major goal of this course is Constitutional Arrangements, policy making institutions to increase the students’ political knowledge and such as the Legislature, the Executive, the Bureaucracy, awareness of our political system. Students will be and the Courts, Public Opinion and the Media, Political required to do outside reading from several Participation and Voting Behavior, Political Parties, supplementary sources, complete Engaged Learning and Interest Groups, Election Laws and Election Systems, interdisciplinary projects, and participate in small group Civil Liberties and Rights, and accelerated Budget activities and simulations. Students may be required to Making. THE CONSUMER ECONOMICS UNIT IS participate in community service projects. COMPLETED DURING THE 3RD QUARTER. Tests are designed to simulate the AP Exams. The course is divided into: 1) Basic Concepts; 2) the Questions, both multiple choice and essay from past United States Constitution; 3) Political Parties; 4) exams are used. Students will interpret charts, graphs, 35
  • 52. and political cartoons. This kind of practice will make CP United States History, CP English 3, AC English 3, students less apprehensive for the real AP Exam. In AC Biology or AP Biology. Students must read at 11th addition, the student will complete the state-required grade level. Students may need the written approval units of the United States and Illinois Constitutions, the of the instructor. flag code, and Consumer Education. Within the Fees: Advanced Placement Examination Consumer Economics unit, students will learn how to balance a checkbook, reconcile a bank statement, and Course Description: Advanced Placement Psychology participate in investment strategies by the use of the is designed for the highly motivated student and will Internet Investing Simulations and Economic Literacy provide a solid background for college psychology activities. The Advanced Placement Examination is a courses. This course deals with the study of human course requirement for credit. behavior. Topics to be developed include: History and Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam may Approaches of Psychology, Research Methods, receive from 3 to 9 hours of college credit in history or Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, political science, depending upon the college and its States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, departmental policies. Students may be required to Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, participate in community service projects. Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social PSYCHOLOGY I SS315 Psychology. Research Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 12 projects are required. The Advanced Placement Examination is a requirement for Prerequisite: Open only to qualified 12th grade students credit. who earned a “C” average or above in United States History. SOCIOLOGY I SS321 Fees: Materials for projects Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11, 12 Course Description: This course deals with the study Prerequisite: None of human behavior. Topics to be developed include: Fees: Materials for projects Introduction / History / Research Methods of Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior, Course Description: This course deals with the study of Consciousness, Sensation and Perception, Motivation & society. Sociology is concerned with groups – how they Emotion, Learning, and Life Span Development. are formed and how they change – and with the actions of individuals within groups. Topics to be developed PSYCHOLOGY II SS316 include Introduction to Sociology, Sociologists Doing Second Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 12 Research, Culture, Socialization, Social Structure and Society, Social Stratification, Inequalities of Race and Prerequisite: Psychology 1 Ethnicity, and Inequalities of Age and Gender. Fees: Materials for projects SOCIOLOGY II SS324 Course Description: This course deals with a Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11, 12 reinforcement of the foundations acquired during Psychology I. Topics to be developed include: Prerequisite: Sociology I Personality and its Assessment, Stress and Health, Fees: Materials for projects Psychological Disorders, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Psychology. A research project Course Description: This course deals with a may be required. reinforcement of the foundations acquired during Sociology I. Sociology II is a study of contemporary social problems that plague different levels of society. AP PSYCHOLOGY SS317 Students will examine these problems using the conflict, All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 12 symbolic interactionist, and functionalist perspectives. Topics to be developed include, but are not limited to, Prerequisites: Open only to qualified 12th grade Social Institutions, Population and Urbanization, students who have received an “A” or “B” average in Collective Behavior and Social Movements, and Social one of the following courses: AP United States History, 36
  • 53. Change and Modernization. A research project may be CRIMINAL JUSTICE TC690 required. (See Lake County High School Technology Campus) SOCIAL STUDIES R SS3001/SS3003 Either Semester - . .05 credit - Grade 10 only. SOCIAL STUDIES SEMINAR TBA Prerequisite: Replaces corresponding semester of Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - may Social Studies be repeated for a total of 1 Credit Fees: Materials for projects Prerequisite: Division Chair approval Course Description: This course is designed to fulfill the Fees: To be set respective semester of the Social Studies course. It may not be used more than once for each particular semester. Course Description: Designed for students wishing to Students from all learning pathways will use this course obtain specialized Social Studies credit. The course to replace the respective semester of the Social Studies includes an in-depth project in the seminar area of study. course failed. This course does not full United States Written teacher and department head approval is History or the United States Government graduation required. requirements. This course will use workshop strategies. The content of the course will not necessarily repeat any specific content of any other required course. Students may not repeat this course. 37
  • 54. SPECIAL EDUCATION Zion Benton Township High School provides all students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education. Student’s parents/guardians serve as team members with the public school in determining eligibility for and provisions of special education services. Every identified student will be assigned a case manager to facilitate registration, monitor state-required documentation and provide assistance to students, teachers, and parents. Zion-Benton Township High School offers a full curriculum to those students needing special educational services. On-campus educational programs are available for students with special needs in the categorical areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional disturbances, autism, physical disabilities, other health impairments, hearing and vision impairments, and speech and language disabilities. The major goals of the District Special Education Department are: 1) To provide the specialized instruction necessary for a student with identified special needs to have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in the least restrictive environment needed for success. 2) To ensure, as much as possible, that each student is encouraged: a. To identify strengths and to minimize weaknesses, b. To accept a major portion of the responsibility for the quality of his/her life, c. To view oneself as a capable human being able to contribute to the home and school community, d. To actively engage in planning a post-high school career. In order to achieve these goals, the District Special Education Department has designed a continuum of resource and instructional services that can be adapted to meet the needs of identified handicapped students. Students will be registered for general education classes unless the student’s individual educational plan (IEP) specifies a more restrictive environment. The goal is to meet the education and emotional needs of student using the least restrict environment appropriate to the individual child. To offer a full continuum of special education options, Zion Benton Township High School works with the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL), to provide special education services unique to individual children and their families. Dr. Susan Lichter, Director of Special Education 847-731-9501 – lichters@zbths.org BASIC MATH 2 SP255 BASIC ENGLISH 2 SP251 All Year - 1 Credit - 10 All Year - 1 Credit - 10 Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission. L.D. and parent permission and English 1 Math 1, or other math credit Fees: None (one credit) Fees: None Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Students will work toward Course Description: Designed completion of course goals consistent with I.E.P. Course to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to Students will work toward completion of course goals the student. consistent with IEP. Course utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to the student. BASIC ENGLISH 3, 4 SP252 All Year - 1 Credit - 11, 12 BASIC MATH 3 SP257 All Year - 1 Credit - 11 Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission and English 2 Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director Fees: None and parent permission and Basic Math 2. Fees: None Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Students will work toward Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students completion of course goals consistent with I.E.P. Course at their present level of ability. Students will work toward utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to completion of course goals consistent with IEP. This math the student. class is designed to develop students understanding of basic math concepts. Students in this class will learn 38
  • 55. introductory pre-algebra and geometry concepts as well as oceanography, mineralogy, and the earth’s natural practical math skills that have real world applications. resources. Students will work toward completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course utilizes BASIC UNITED STATES HISTORY SP259 materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to the All Year - 1 Credit - 11 student. This course is designed to meet Illinois State Learning Standards in Science. Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission LEARNING SKILLS CENTER SP2611/SP2613 Fees: None Either Semester - .25 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - may be repeated Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Students will work toward Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course and parent permission utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to Fees: None the student. The student will study the contributions of women and minorities in American history and politics. Course Description: Designed for the individual student. It is the intent of the Learning Skills Program to assist BASIC UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SP260 students in all areas. The main academic concern will be All Year - 1 Credit - 12 in language arts and math. Prerequisites: Approval of Special Education Director BASIC HEALTH SP262 and parent permission 1 Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Fees: None Prerequisite: Identified special education students with Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students sophomore status and approval of Director. at their present level of ability. Students will work toward Fees: None completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to Course Description: Basic Health is designed to meet the student. The student will study the contributions of state health goals and learning outcomes, as well as women and minorities in American history and politics. graduation requirements. Methods and materials are meant to meet each student's individual educational needs BASIC BIOLOGY SP256 while providing instruction in the required areas of mental All Year – 1 credit – 10, 11 and physical health and well being. Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Department BASIC HEALTH 2 SP2631/SP2633 head and parent permission 1 Semester - .50 Credit - 10, 11, 12 Fees: None Prerequisite: Basic Health 1 and approval of Special Course Description: Basic Biology is designed to accept Education Department eligible students at their present level of ability. Activity Fees: None oriented course will allow students to easily learn the basic concepts of Biology. Among units covered are scientific Course Description: A continuation of Basic Health 1, method, cell structure, plants, animals, and ecology. reviewing major body systems and expanding discussion Students will work toward completion of course goals to include nutrition, physical fitness, mental and emotional consistent with IEP. Course utilizes materials, methods, health, parenting, and drug and alcohol related topics. and objectives appropriate to the student. This course is This course may be taken as a science credit and may be designed to meet Illinois State Learning Standards in repeated with the permission of the instructor and Director. Science. VOCATIONAL CAREERS 9-10 SP267 All Year - 1 Credit BASIC ECOLOGY SP266 All Year – 1 credit – 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission Course Description: Designed to give the student basic Fees: None pre-vocational skills. Course will include an appropriate on-campus job. During the sophomore year, students will Course Description: Basic Earth Science is designed to participate in the vocational assessment program at the accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Lake County High School Technology Campus. Course The Earth Science course is designed to increase student’s can be repeated for credit. awareness of the universe they live in. Among units covered are astronomy, geography, geology, meteorology, 39
  • 56. Course Description: COP Basic Math 9-10 is designed to VOCATIONAL CAREERS 11-12 SP278 accept eligible students at their present level of math All Year - 1 Credit ability. Students will work toward completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course utilizes materials, Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and methods, and objectives appropriate to student. Course parent permission can be repeated for credit. Course Description: Focus is on the continued COP MATH 11-12 SP273 development of pre-vocational skills. Course can be All Year - 1 Credit repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE SP279 parent permission Variable Schedule and Credit Course Description: COP Basic Math 11-12, designed, Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and as a continuation of Basic Math 9-10, is to accept eligible parent permission students at their present level of math ability. Students will work toward completion of course goals consistent Course Description: Provides on-the-job training. with IEP. Course utilizes materials, methods, and Course can be repeated for credit. objectives appropriate to student. Course can be repeated for credit. COMMUNITY WORK EXPERIENCE SPWORK COP LIFE SKILLS 2 SP239 Variable Schedule and Credit All Year - 1 Credit - may be substituted for science Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and Prerequisite: Special Education Junior or Senior with parent permission Director approval Course Description: A special cooperative program Course Description: COP Life Skills 2 is designed to between the District and the Special Education District of accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Lake County. Appropriate students are referred to the Students will work toward completion of course goals program by their Pre-Vocational Coordinator and case consistent with IEP. Course will focus on Independent manager. Selected students are bused from school to a Living, Life Skills, and Survivor Economics. Course designated site in the community. Provides on-the-job- utilizes materials, methods, and objectives appropriate to training. Course can be repeated for credit the student. May be substituted for one credit of science for eligible students. VETERANS/ADMINISTRATION/TRAINING SP280 PROGRAM CAREERS CLASS (VATP) COP LANGUAGE ARTS 9-10 SP270 Variable Schedule and Credit All Year - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission parent permission Course Description: A special cooperative program Course Description: COP Language Arts 9-10 is between the District and the Veterans Administration. designed to accept eligible students at their present level of Appropriate students are language ability. Students will work toward completion of referred to the program by course goals consistent with IEP. Course utilizes their Pre-Vocational materials, methods and objectives appropriate to student. Coordinator and base team. Course can be repeated for credit. Selected students are bused from their home to the VA COP LANGUAGE ARTS 11 SP271 Medical Center in North All Year - 1 Credit Chicago where they work in selected areas at the hospital. They are provided a Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and cafeteria-style lunch, and then returned by bus to the high parent permission school for courses in the afternoon. Course Description: COP Language Arts 11 is designed COP MATH 9-10 SP268 to accept eligible students at their present level of language All Year - 1 Credit ability. Student will work toward completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and parent permission COP LANGUAGE ARTS 12 SP272 All Year - 1 Credit 40
  • 57. Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and COP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SP276 parent permission All Year - 1 Credit Course Description: COP Language Arts 12 is designed Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and to accept eligible students at their present level of language parent permission ability. Student will work toward completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Students will work toward COP SOCIAL STUDIES 9-10 SP274 completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course All Year - 1 Credit includes study of state and U.S. Constitutions. The student will study the contributions of women and minorities in Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and American history and politics. parent permission Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students at their present level of ability. Students will work toward TEACHING APPROPRIATE completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course BEHAVIOR will focus on geography and map skills. PROGRAM COURSES COP UNITED STATES HISTORY SP275 All Year - 1 Credit The Teaching Appropriate Behavior Program adapts regular Prerequisite: Approval of Special Education Director and level courses to materials and methods appropriate to the parent permission individual student. Course Description: Designed to accept eligible students COURSES OFFERED: at their present level of ability. Students will work toward TAB Language Arts TAB Science completion of course goals consistent with IEP. Course TAB Reading TAB Learning Resource Center will focus on history, government, mass communications TAB Math TAB Vocational Careers and transportation skills within the community. The TAB Social Studies TAB Family &Consumer Science student will study the contributions of women and TAB Health minorities in American history and politics. 41
  • 58. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS The Visual and Performing Arts Department provides students with the opportunity to grow artistically and to develop the skills necessary to creatively express themselves through their art. Students are encouraged to find their own modes of self-expression by developing creative solutions to problems in music, art and drama. We believe the arts are an important part of a well-rounded education and we welcome students of all ability levels to explore the arts with us. Glenn Simon, Division Chair 847-731-9540 – simong@zbths.org INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART: VP717 INTRODUCTION TO ART VP701 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit - (Grade Weighted) - Elective 11 Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: Introduction to Art. Written approval from Fees: Materials for projects instructor Helpful Courses: Drawing and Painting 1, 2, Ceramics, Course Description: A lab class designed for the student 3-D, Jewelry interested in learning basic skills in art. Areas of study will Fees: Materials for projects include both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in drawing, painting, ceramics, and jewelry. Students will Course Description: The course is preparatory for the work with various art media, including pencil, colored senior year when the AP Art student will prepare his/her art pencil, marker, watercolor, clay and metal. This course is a portfolio. Students choose to work on projects for the prerequisite to other art courses for freshmen, sophomores Drawing Portfolio, 2-D Design Portfolio, or for 3-D Design and juniors and is recommended, but not required, for Portfolio. The course will emphasize drawing skills and seniors. spatial relationships. A variety of drawing media will be used. Sketchbook drawing homework will be assigned 3-D ART 1 VP714 weekly. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 AP STUDIO ART VP718 Prerequisite: Introduction to Art (Freshmen, Sophomores, All Year - 1 Credit (Grade Weighted) - Elective 12 and Juniors) Seniors – no prerequisite Fees: Materials for projects Prerequisite: Introduction to AP Studio Art. Written approval from instructor Helpful Courses: Drawing and Painting 1, 2, Ceramics, Course Description: A lab class 3-D, Jewelry. designed for students interested in Fees: Art materials and AP exam required working three-dimensionally. Students will work with various Course Description: A course for students preparing an art media, including metal, wood, clay, portfolio (Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design) for the AP plaster, textiles and paper. Areas of Studio Art exam. The course is individualized to student study will include design, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, needs. Each student will prepare and submit an outline of textiles and jewelry. proposed projects of his/her choice to be completed. The teacher will act as a resource person to the student as 3-D ART 2 VP715 projects progress. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 CALLIGRAPHY VP702 Prerequisite: 3-D Art 1 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Fees: Materials for projects Prerequisite: None Course Description: A lab class designed for students Fees: Student supplies pen and ink. interested in advanced three-dimensional study. Students will complete longer term, more extensive, and more Course Description: A lab class designed to teach useful sophisticated three-dimensional art pieces using various skills in hand lettering. Students learn basic Italic alphabet, media. This course may be repeated. both capital and lower case. Students will produce hand lettered and decorated art works. Class involves homework. 42
  • 59. Design Web Site. CERAMICS 1 VP703 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 DRAWING 1 VP707 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Art (Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors) Seniors – no prerequisite Prerequisite: Introduction to Art (Freshmen, Sophomores Fees: Materials for projects and Juniors) Seniors – no prerequisite Fees: Materials for projects Course Description: A lab class designed for students interested in working with clay. Students will experience Course Description: A lab class designed for students hand-building, sculpture, "throwing on the potter's wheel," interested in expanding and improving their drawing skills. and glazing techniques. Useful and ornamental objects will Experiences include work in pencil, colored pencil, pastel, be built. scratchboard and ink. Sketchbook drawing homework will be assigned weekly. CERAMICS 2 VP7041/VP7043 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 DRAWING 2 VP7081/VP7083 Students may repeat this class. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 Prerequisite: Drawing 1 Fees: Materials for projects Fees: Materials for projects Course Description: A lab class designed for the student Course Description: A lab class wishing to expand skills in clay. Hand building skills will designed for students interested in be expanded and more emphasis will be placed on improved advanced drawing skills. Students will techniques of "throwing on the potter's wheel." Useful and explore studies in still life, landscape, ornamental objects will be built. portraiture, and perspective. Students may also use printmaking techniques to create multiples of GRAPHIC ART DESIGN 1 VP705 their images. May be repeated. Sketchbook drawing Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 homework will be assigned weekly. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 JEWELRY 1 VP709 Fees: Materials for projects Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: A lab class designed for students Prerequisite: Introduction to Art (Freshmen, Sophomores interested in basic graphics arts techniques. Students will and Juniors) Seniors – no prerequisite learn design, layout and computer applications that are used Fees: Materials for projects in the advertising industry. Adobe Illustrator and MacroMedia Dreamweaver as well as other applications Course Description: A lab class designed for students will be explored. Illustrations will be designed and interested in developing skills in jewelry making with produced on the computer and the final work will be metals and craft jewelry. Students will learn techniques in compiled into a web site that the students create. sawing, soldering, stone setting, casting and finishing. Curriculum content can be viewed on the Graphic Art Useful and/or ornamental objects will be designed and built. Design Web Site. This course is open to Technology Academy students in their junior or senior year without the JEWELRY 2 VP7101/VP7103 prerequisite art classes. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Students may repeat this course. GRAPHIC ART DESIGN 2 VP706 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Jewelry 1 Fees: Materials for projects Prerequisite: Graphic Art Design 1 Fees: Materials for projects Course Description: A lab class designed for students interested in improving skills in metal work. Emphasis will Course Description: A lab class designed for students be placed on advanced soldering and casting techniques. interested in advanced graphic design techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, MacroMedia Dreamweaver as well as other applications will be explored. Illustrations and computer-generated images created in Photoshop will be compiled into a student generated web site using Dreamweaver. Art students wishing to attend college majoring in graphic arts will be able to have a portfolio of digital images for admissions into college programs. Curriculum content can be viewed on the Graphic Art 43
  • 60. presentations. Field trips to an art museum and a live PAINTING 1 VP711 musical performance will be included. This course is Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 recommended for all students, but especially for those planning to go on to college. Prerequisite: Introduction to Art (Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors) Seniors – no prerequisite ART SEMINAR TBA Helpful Course: Drawing 1 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11, 12 - May be Fees: Materials for projects repeated for a total of one (1.0) credit. Course Description: A lab class designed for students Prerequisite: Written approval from instructor and interested in expanding and improving their painting skills. Division Chair Students will work in both abstract and realistic styles using Fees: Materials for projects watercolor and tempera paints. Sketch/Paint book homework will be assigned. Course Description: A lab class designed for students wishing independent study in a specialized art area. The PAINTING 2 VP7121/VP7123 student and instructor will establish course objectives. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Painting 1 TELEVISION COURSES Fees: Materials for projects Course Description: A lab class designed for students INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION VP724 interested in advanced painting skills. Students will explore Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 studies in both abstract and realistic painting, using watercolor, tempera and acrylic paint. May be repeated. Prerequisite: None Sketch/Paint book homework will be assigned. Fees: Materials for projects SURVEY OF ART AND MUSIC 1 VP741 Course Description: A lab class designed to introduce First Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11, 12 students to the fundamentals of television production. Students learn to Prerequisite: None operate audio and video equipment and Fees: Required field trip fees perform exercises to develop technical skills in the studio and on location. Course Description: This course will provide students Regular seminars explore the with an overview of art and music in Western civilization production aspects of communication from prehistoric times to the 19th Century. Students will technologies, require homework, and will include after- explore the characteristics of the art and music in each school commitments. Students become members of a TV historical period and the contributions of the major artists studio crew and must be willing to accept assignments and and composers. There will be no drawing or singing work independently and in groups to meet deadlines. activities; classes will consist of lectures and audio-visual Introduction to Television is the prerequisite for Television. presentations on painting, sculpture, architecture, instrumental and vocal music, ballet and opera. Field trips TELEVISION VP7251/VP7253 to an art museum and a live musical performance will be Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 included. This course is recommended for all students, but Students may repeat this course. especially for those planning to go on to college. Prerequisite: Introduction to Television SURVEY OF ART AND MUSIC 2 VP742 Fees: Materials for projects Second Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 11, 12 Course Description: A lab class designed to continue the Prerequisite: None study of television production by crewing and creating Helpful Courses: Survey of Art and Music 1 programs for ZBTV Channel 19. Students gain further Fees: Required field trip fees expertise in producing, directing, and using the camera, character generator, audio board, special effects buss, and Course Description: This course will provide students editing console during both studio and remote shoots. with an opportunity to explore the major trends in art and Students will fulfill in-school and after-school commitments music of modern times. Twentieth Century revolutions in with maturity and dedication to excellence. art and music that will be covered include Impressionism, Abstraction, Op Art, atonality and electronic music. Special ZBTV MEDIA PRODUCTION VP728 attention will be given to the contributions of American All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 artists and composers. There are no drawings or singing Students may repeat this course. activities; classes will consist of lectures and audio-visual 44
  • 61. Prerequisite: Introduction to House. Television Fees: Materials for projects ACTING SEMINAR VP7221/VP7223 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: ZBTV Media Production is a course designed to Prerequisite: Acting 1 and 2. Student must have written introduce the student to the many approval from instructor and Division Chair. facets of media production, focusing on the practical Fees: Required field trip fees application of videotaping and editing. The student will be involved in event planning, shooting exercises, specific Course Description: A lab course for advanced acting sport’s coverage, Sports Journalism, graphic design, editing, students who wish to further their skills in vocal and body Hi-light production and marketing of Hi-light videos. Every interpretation of a script. May be repeated. Students are student will be involved in shooting, logging, editing, and required to attend school plays, Fine Arts Fest and Parent final productions. This course will require students to Open House. participate in after school shooting assignments. STAGECRAFT VP7231/VP7233 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 THEATRE COURSES Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor. INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE VP727 Prerequisite: None Either Semester - .50 Credit – Elective 10, 11, 12 Fees: None Prerequisite: None Fees: Required field trip fees Course Description: Introduces students to the non-acting areas of theatre: set, lights, costume, makeup, and publicity. Course Description: Introduction to Theatre is designed to Designs and projects related to a specific play are required. give the students with an interest in theatre an overview of Acting students will find this course of particular value. the basic skills of this performance art. The students will be This is a hands-on working lab class. Students will use tools immersed in the history of the theatre for one half of the and try out make up. Students will be required to try all course, and will be exposed to basic acting and stage activities. technical principles for the other half of the course. Attendance at school plays, Fine Arts Fest and Parent Open House is mandatory. MUSIC COURSES ACTING 1 VP720 CONCERT BAND VP731 Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 - may be repeated with consent of instructor Prerequisite: None Helpful Course: Introduction to Theatre Prerequisite: 1) Junior High Band experience/Junior High Fees: Required field trip fees instructor recommendation. 2) Audition based on note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, and Course Description: A lab course for beginning acting musicianship. 3) Instructor approval. students that explores a performer's inner resources to create Fees: Required field trip fees and instrument supplies as believable action, develop concentration, and strengthen needed, including a Music Theory workbook. imagination. Acting 1 and Acting 2 students may be members of the same class. Students are required to attend Course Description/Requirements: Intermediate band school plays, Fine Arts Fest and Parent Open House. participating in the majority of band commitments. Study of fundamentals, performance techniques, and a variety of ACTING 2 VP721 band music from difference composers and periods. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Concert Band students are required to participate in the following rehearsals and performances: 1) Labor Day Prerequisite: Acting 1 Parade 2) All home football games 3) Basketball Pep-Band Fees: Required field trip fees 4) Two Marching Band rehearsals per week (Monday and Thursday 7:00 – 9:00p.m.) 5) Summer Marching Band Course Description: A lab course for intermediate acting Camp 6) Concerts (TBA) 7) Honors and Awards Night. students that uses scripted material to improve the actor's 8) Graduation. voice and movement. Analyzing and creating believable Note: All Summer rehearsals, Summer Band Camp, and characters are emphasized. Movement and voice are studied any extra dress rehearsals are required of all band students, through pantomime, improvisation, monologue, and including color guard members (Flag Team). Students memorized scene exercises. Acting 1 and Acting 2 students failing to participate in scheduled summer practices, or do may be members of the same class. Students are required to not report to pick up their band uniform without approved attend school plays, Fine Arts Fest and Parent Open excuse from the band director may be requested to drop 45
  • 62. band during registration. techniques and a variety of wind ensemble literature from many different time periods and composers. Wind Ensemble SYMPHONIC BAND VP732 members are required to participate in the following All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 rehearsals and performances: 1) Labor Day Parade 2) All Students may repeat this course consent of instructor. home football games 3) Basketball Pep-Band 4) Two Marching Band rehearsals per week (Monday and Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 5) Summer Marching Band Camp 6) Prerequisite 1) Junior High Band Concerts 7) Solo and Ensemble Contest 8) Honors and experience/Junior High instructor Awards Night 9) Graduation. recommendation. 2) Audition based on note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, Note: All Summer rehearsals, Summer Band Camp, and and musicianship. 3) Instructor approval. any extra dress rehearsals are required of all band students, including color guard members (Flag Team). Students Fees: Required field trip fees and instrument supplies as failing to participate in scheduled summer practices, or do needed, including a Music Theory workbook. not report to pick up their band uniform without approved excuse from the band director may be requested to drop Course Description/Requirements: Advanced band, with band during registration balanced instrumentation, responsible for the majority of band commitments. Study of fundamentals, performance Participation in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind techniques, and a variety of band music from different Ensemble may waive one semester of the physical education composers and periods. Symphonic band students are semester graduation requirement per year. required to participate in the following rehearsals and performances: 1) Labor Day Parade 2) All home football games 3) Basketball Pep-Band 4) Two Marching Band rehearsals per week (Monday and Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 MUSIC THEORY 1 VP746 p.m.) 5) Summer Marching Band Camp 6) Concerts (TBA) Semester 1 - .50 Credit – Elective 10, 11, 12 7) Honors and Awards Night 8) Graduation. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in or formerly enrolled in Note: All summer rehearsals, Summer Band Camp, a high school band program or choir program. Students must including color guard members (Flag Team). Students pass a placement exam. failing to participate in scheduled summer practices, or do Fees: Students will be required to purchase a Music Theory not report to pick up their band uniform without approved Workbook. excuse from the band director may be requested to drop band during registration. Course Description: A music class that focuses on developing a better understanding of musical concepts, i.e. reading music, writing music, harmonic analysis, formal BEGINNING GUITAR VP7381/VP7383 analysis, melodic structure, form, understanding the history Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 of music, and implementation of these ideas into a Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor performance group both inside and outside of class. Prerequisite: None Fees: Students must purchase two Music Theory MUSIC THEORY 2 VP747 workbooks, one Guitar book and guitar picks. Sememster2 - .50 Credit – Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: Basic instruction in fundamentals of Prerequisite: Music Theory 1 acoustic guitar combined with the study of musical notation, Fees: Students will be required to purchase a Music Theory style and form for guitar. Workbook Course Description: An extension of Music Theory 1 that WIND ENSEMBLE VP733 continues to focus on developing a better understanding of All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 musical concepts, i.e. reading music, writing music, Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor. harmonic analysis, formal analysis, melodic structure, form, understanding the history of music, and implementation of Prerequisite: 1) Junior High Band experience/Junior High these ideas into a performance group both inside and outside Band instructor recommendation. 2) Audition based on note of class. accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, and musicianship. 3) Instructor approval. Fees: Required field trip fees and instrument supplies as ZB CHORUS VP7391/VP7393 needed, including a Music Theory workbook. Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Course Description: Advanced band with balanced Prerequisite: None instrumentation and one on a part. The Wind Ensemble will Fees: Students must purchase a Music Theory workbook. focus on the study of music fundamentals, performance Course Description: This one-semester non-repeatable 46
  • 63. course will provide students with the opportunity to develop Course Description: This all-female group is for vocal technique and music reading skills. Required advanced singers who wish to perform at festivals, contests performances include the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts and community events as well as the Winter and Spring and Fine Arts Festival. Students will sing a variety of music, Concerts. Students will learn advanced vocal techniques including traditional, contemporary and popular songs. and develop their solo and ensemble singing skills. Experiences in music appreciation will also be included. Performance literature will include madrigals, spirituals and folk songs, classical choral music, popular, jazz, and show TREBLE CHOIR VP734 tunes. Experiences in music listening and appreciation and All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 preparation for college music theory are also included. Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor. NEW HORIZONS SWING CHOIR VP737 All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor. Fees: Students must purchase a Music Theory workbook. Prerequisite: Audition required. Admission based on vocal quality, musicianship, stage presence, and voicing Course Description: needed for choral balance. Beginning female singers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of vocal technique, Fees: Students must purchase a Music Theory workbook. music notation, and sight singing in this choir. Students will Required field trip fees and purchase of performance attire learn to work together as an ensemble through the singing of are also required. popular and traditional choral literature. Required Helpful Courses: ZB Chorus, Varsity Singers, Treble performances include the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts Choir, or previous choral experience. and Fine Arts Festival. Experiences in music listening and appreciation are also included. Course Description: The Swing Choir is an advanced performing group for male and female singers who wish to VARSITY SINGERS VP736 perform at festivals, contests and community events as well All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 as the Winter and Spring Concerts. Students will learn Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor. advanced vocal techniques and develop their solo and ensemble singing skills. Performance literature will include Prerequisite: Approval of instructor madrigals, spirituals and folk songs, classical choral music, Fees: Students must purchase a Music Theory workbook. popular, jazz, and show tunes. Experiences in music Helpful Courses: ZB Chorus, Treble Choir or previous listening and appreciation and preparation for college music choral experience theory are also included. Course Description: This mixed chorus will provide MUSIC SEMINAR TBA students with an opportunity to develop their vocal Either Semester - .50 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 – technique and music reading skills. Required performances Students may repeat this course. include the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts and the Fine Arts Festival. This group will perform a variety of Prerequisite: Written teacher and Division Chair approval literature, including traditional, contemporary, and popular Fees: None music. Experiences in music listening and appreciation are also included. Course Description: Designed for students wishing to obtain specialized Music credit. Includes an in-depth SWEET HARMONY SINGERS VP735 project in the seminar area of study. All Year - 1 Credit - Elective 10, 11, 12 Students may repeat this course with consent of instructor Prerequisite: Audition required. Admission based on vocal quality, musicianship, stage presence, and voicing needed for choral balance. Fees: Students must purchase a Music Theory workbook. Required field trip fees and purchase of performance attire are also required. Helpful Courses: ZB Chorus, Treble Choir and/or Varsity Singers 47
  • 64. LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS The Lake County High School Technology Campus is an extension of the twenty high schools in Lake and McHenry Counties. Training at the Technology Campus is “hands on”. You gain skills by actually doing the work. Projects belong to real customers and the quality of your work is measured against industry standards. Student- oriented enterprises in Cosmetology, Automotive Service, Collision Repair and other programs provide real-world training that can lead directly to employment. Learning at the Technology Campus is individualized. You identify your career goals and receive guidance and instruction from your instructor as to how to reach those goals. Your instructor is guided by current business and industry practices. The Technology Campus strives to be a “School of Opportunity” offering excellence in teaching, technology and partnerships. All classes and fees are subject to change. Tadd Galgan, LCHSTC Coordinator 847-731-9494 - galgant@zbths.org and media. Additionally, students will learn fundamental GAME/JAVA/C++ PROGRAMMING TC679 Internet technologies necessary for today’s marketplace. All Year – 3.0 Credits – Elective – 11, 12 During the second year, students will specialize in either Prerequisite: Two years of math, including Algebra I and print or web design. They will create advanced projects II or Geometry and Keyboarding demonstrating full project life-cycle design skills from ideas Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $5 lab fee to productions. Additionally, second year students will be introduced to multimedia and animation concepts. Course Description: This course is designed to provide Advanced second year students may be eligible to obtain instruction in computer science using the Java and C++ industry standard certifications. languages. Students will be able to develop games and professional programs using realistic hands-on PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN TC687 interdisciplinary exercises. This program will prepare All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 students for the Computer Science Advanced Placement (AP) Exam as prescribed by the College Board. The game Recommended: Advanced Printing and/or Photography programming DigiPen curriculum will focus on Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $45 lab fee, materials, programming using C++. Open GL, and Foundational and access to a 35mm single lens reflex camera with a Classes. Internships and Job Shadowing opportunities are manual setting override. Students will be given a list of available through our local business and industry partners. additional supplies needed during program orientation. GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN TC663 Course Description: This program provides an All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 understanding of the photography and digital imaging industry. Students will receive extensive training in Recommended: Advanced Printing and/or Photography traditional black and white photography, which includes Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $45 lab fee. Students taking, developing and printing black and white will be given a list of additional supplies needed during photographs. Digital photography, portrait photography and program orientation. advertising photography skills are also taught as part of the program. Study will also place a major emphasis on digital Course Description: The Graphic and Web Design imaging using the program Adobe Photoshop. Internships program prepares students for a variety of design careers are available with local business partners. including desktop publishing industry, web design, graphic design for games and entry-level animation. Students will design and produce a variety of print and digital publications TELEVISION PRODUCTION TC665 utilizing a variety of software applications and technologies All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 including but not limited to Quark XPress®, Adobe® PhotoshopTM, Adobe® IllustratorTM, Macromedia Flash, Recommendation: Television and/or Graphic Art Design 1 Macromedia Dreamweaver, BBEdit, XHTML, CSS, &2 JavaScript, PHP and mySQL. Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $50 lab fee. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tapes. A list of First year students will concentrate on the core design skills additional supplies needed, will be given during program such as color theory, typography, fundamental design orientation and the school year. elements, design principles, information architecture, project management, web standards and usability. Students will Course Description: This program will prepare students learn basic drawing skills using a variety of art techniques for a career in the communications industry. The Television 48
  • 65. Production curriculum provides basic training on studio and available with local business partners. ENG cameras, technical directing, directing, audio board operation, graphics and editing of videotape. The program CRIMINAL JUSTICE TC690 provides a fully equipped television studio and control All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective 11, 12 room. Students enrolled in the program will gain skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in broadcast facility. Prerequisite: Clean discipline record and a police Internships are available with local business partners. background check. Fees: To be determined by the LCHS Technology Campus CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTING TC653 (Seniors Only) Course Description: This program is designed to prepare All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 12 students for the criminal justice and law enforcement field. Students will learn about constitutional law, criminal law, Prerequisite: Medical Assisting trial procedures, correctional institutions, the laws of arrest, Fees: LCHS Technology Campus - $10 lab fee $32 and rules of evidence. Hands-on activities include simulated workbook. The Mantoux two (2) step Tuberculosis Skin police scenarios, forensic examination, crime scene Test is required for all students. Documentation must be investigation, crisis intervention, emergency response, submitted by required deadline. search and seizure, and interrogation techniques. The responsibilities of law enforcement personnel and the Course Description: This program is designed to prepare importance of professionalism will be emphasized in this students for employment as nurse assistants. Students are program. Professionals from the field will share their also prepared for future entry into nursing education experiences and specialty training. Writing and language programs. Training will include the development of basic skills are taught due to the mandatory writing test that many nursing skills through lecture, laboratory demonstrations, local police departments have for entry into their practice, and clinical experience. Students will also gain departments. skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take CULINARY ARTS TC656 the written examination for nurse assistant state certification, All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective 11, 12 which is required in this field. Instruction in this program includes a minimum of forty (40) clinical hours held in Recommended: Foods and Nutrition 1 & 2 long-term facilities in the community. Attendance at clinical Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $105 lab fee for first sites is mandatory for state certification. This program leads year students. $110 lab fee for second year students. The to a certification of completion recorded with the Illinois second year lab fee will be reduced if a thermometer and/or Department of Public Health. Students in this program must chef’s coat is not needed. be seniors. Course Description: This program provides culinary and COSMETOLOGY TC657 hospitality education designed to prepare students for the All Year – 4.0 Credits - Elective 11, 12 - must be taken for many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain 2 years skills and knowledge in food preparation, nutrition, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, Prerequisite: Juniors –. Math and Science courses purchasing, and front-of-the-house customer service skills. Helpful Course: Family and Consumer Science Careers, Students will also be enrolled in the ProStart program, Foods and Nutrition 1 which is co-sponsored by the Illinois Restaurant Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – Approximate $451 kit Association. Students will utilize their skills by planning, fee for first year students. Students are responsible for organizing, and preparing several culinary creations for professional quality shoes. Second year students may need guests. Second year students will gain advanced culinary to purchase a new $22 smock. Summer hours may be and hospitality experience and will be eligible for ProStart required in order to complete the required 1500 hour of certification skills. Internships are available with local experience and the cost is approximately $200 between the business partners. Junior and Senior years. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TC655 All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective 11, 12 Course Description: This program presents the theory, principles, and skills necessary to become a licensed Recommended: Child Development 2 cosmetologist in the State of Illinois. Students will acquire Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – Completion of the the 1500 clock hours of experience required for licensing Mantoux two (2) step Tuberculosis Skin Test is required for while learning how to perform shampoos, make-overs, all first-year students, and documentation must be submitted facials, hair styling, manicuring, sculptured nails, permanent by required deadline. $30 lab fee for first year students - $20 waving, hair coloring and cutting. Students will develop lab fee for second year students skills in each of the areas mentioned while practicing their techniques in a lab setting. Following the lab phase of the Course Description: This program is designed to prepare program, students will reinforce their training by working on students for careers in early childhood education. Students clients in the Technology Campus salon. Internships are will implement age-appropriate activities in one of the two 49
  • 66. operating preschool labs. Students will gain skills in all in a safety conscious environment. These skills along developing activities and educational lessons for the with leadership and communication skills will prepare the preschool children in creative arts, math, science, music, student for certification thorough employment opportunities language, social and emotional development. Instruction with many fire departments. will also focus on the positive guidance of child behaviors and their development. Advanced second year students with MEDICAL ASSISTING TC654 a Tech Campus teacher recommendation will participate in All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 our Infant/Toddler Center. This experience will expand their knowledge of early childhood education; gain additional Prerequisite: Application required. hands on experiences with infants and toddlers and aide in Helpful Courses: Family and Consumer Sciences, Foods & their employability status. Students will also be introduced Nutrition I and II to the organization; management and operation of Fees: LCHS Technology Campus - $35 workbook and a preschools and child care facilities. Internships are available white lab coat. The with local business partners. Course Description: This program provides learning EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TC651 opportunities for students to gain understanding of medical All Year - 3.0 Credits-Elective - 11, 12 theory, principles, and skills to prepare them for entry-level positions in medical offices, clinics, and other medical Prerequisite: Algebra, Chemistry or concurrent enrollment environments. Students receive their core training in in Chemistry medical terminology, communication and interpersonal Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology skills, basic body structure and function, and the principles Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – $35 workbooks. $20 of infection control and medical asepsis. Advanced students program shirt. Purchasing the EMT B book is gain skills to assist the physician and experiences in the recommended. Completion of the Mantoux two (2) step performance of basic laboratory and diagnostic testing. Tuberculosis Skin Test is required for all first-year students, Internships are available with local business partners. and documentation must be submitted by required deadline. BUILDING TRADES TC682 Course Description: This program prepares students to All Year - 3 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 take the licensure examination of the Illinois Department of Public Health to become an EMT-B. This is a course of Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra instruction in basic emergency medical services as Helpful Courses: Exploration in Technology, Woods, prescribed by the State of Illinois and includes classroom Electronics and Drafting instruction, practical demonstrations, testing, and clinical Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – 16 or 20 oz. Hammer experiences in a hospital emergency department. The (steel or fiberglass shank), 25’ or longer x ¾” or 1” steel emergency services system, the responsibilities of measuring tape, utility knife, nail set 2/32: cat’s paw nail emergency service personnel, and professionalism will be puller, ¾” wood chisel, speed square, compass for scribing, emphasized. Students will learn American Heart chalk line w/chalk, nail apron, work boots and work Association Healthcare Provider CPR, patient assessment, clothing, safety glasses, carpenter pencils, a standard and stabilization, and initial pre-hospital medical treatment of Phillips screwdriver, and a $8 school sponsored lock. injuries and ill patients. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio to share with potential affiliated departments Course Description: This program is designed to prepare within the County. Internships are available with local students for careers in the building construction trades. business/industry partners. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with hands-on training over a two year period in each of the FIRE FIGHTING TC686 following areas: safety practices, the proper use of hand All Year - 3.0 Credits-Elective - 11, 12 and power tools, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, siding, dry walling, masonry, finish trimming, and various other Recommended: Algebra areas. Upon mastery of the skills for the basic hand and Helpful Course: Exploration in Technology & Chemistry power tools used in the field, students will develop basic Fees: LCHS Technology Campus - $27 workbook, $30 fire construction techniques and job planning skills in the lab. hood, and $18 program shirt. All lab work is followed up with applications at the project house built by the students, financed by the school, and Course Description: This program is designed to prepare sold to the general public. Internships are available with students for entry-level fire fighter positions. Students will local partners. learn through classroom and guided practice activities the essentials of fire suppression which includes: understanding COMPUTER ELECTRONIC REPAIR TC680 fire chemistry, wearing personal protective clothing, All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective – 11, 12 identifying ropes, tying knots, using fire extinguishers, performing forcible entry, carrying and raising ladders, Recommended: Pre-Algebra, Computer Electronics Repair operating self-contained breathing apparatus, employing I search and rescue techniques, working with ventilation tools Fees: LCHS Technology Campus - $35 tool kit and $4 and practicing hose evolutions on an operating fire engine safety glasses 50
  • 67. destructive) and DT (destructive) type testing and inspection Course Description: This program will prepare students procedures. The American Welding Society (AWS) for careers in computer and electronics fields (radio, radar, recognizes the Technology Campus Welding program as an fiber optics). Through “hands on” work, students will use Educational Instruction Member. Students can certify their schematic drawings, various types of test equipment and the welding skills to meet the AWS structural welding code. technicians tools required to diagnose, adjust, test and repair Internships are available with local business partners. computers and electronic devices. Microelectronics, solid- state devises, numbering systems, and logic circuits relating AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TC670 to digital computers will be mastered. Students will install, All Year – 3.0 Credits - Elective – 11, 12 maintain, upgrade, and repair microcomputer hardware and software on workstations and network systems. This Recommended: Electrical Power Mechanics program will prepare students for the A+ Certification Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – approximately $65.00 Exam, which is a nationally recognized industry based lab package, dark blue coveralls, tire pressure gauge, tire certification for computer technicians capable of providing valve stem remover, 16’ steel tape measure. Additionally, technical support and service in all PC environments. Upon every student will need an approved tool set approximately successful completion of this program, students will be able $153. Instructors will cover tool sets during the program to diagnose hardware or software failures and perform the orientation. actions necessary to correct the problems based on knowledge of the system’s operation. Additionally, students Course Description: This program will provide students will learn how to provide the necessary support services to with a solid foundation of skills to enter the automotive system users. Internships are available to students with local service industry. Students will be able to continue their business partners. training in factory sponsored training programs at a local community college or private technical school. Training in COMPUTER NETWORKING (CISCO) TC688 the program emphasizes the development of skills in the All Year – 3.0 Credits – Elective – 11, 12 core service areas utilizing factory procedures and industry standards in the school’s fully operational repair shop. Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra Instruction will feature training on brakes, steering and Fees: LCHS Technology Campus suspension, electrical systems, engine rebuilding, and engine performance. Upon successful completion of this program, Course Description: This program is designed to develop students will be prepared to take the ASE certification practical computer networking knowledge and skills in a exams in the areas emphasized in the program. Junior hands-on environment. Students will learn the principles students may choose to participate in the A-YES program and practice of designing, building and maintaining (Automotive Youth Education System) or the ACE Pathway computer networks. This program will also prepare (Automotive Career Exploration), designed to integrate students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate basic skill mastery during internships with local business Exam (CCNA), which is an industry-based certification partners. for network technicians who have demonstrated the capability to install, configure and operate simple-routed COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY TC659 LAN, routed WAN, and switched LAN networks. All Year - 3.0 Credits - Elective - 11, 12 Internships are available with local business partners. Recommended: Metals 1 & 2 WELDING-FABRICATION TC667 Fees: LCHS Technology Campus – approximately $100 kit All Year - 3.0 Credits-Elective - 11, 12 fee for first-year students, $30 kit for second-year students, and $4 safety glasses. Recommended: Metals I Helpful Course: Exploration in Course Description: This program is certified by NATEF Technology and Advanced Metals (National Automotive Teachers Education Foundation). Fees: LCHS Technology Campus This program provides students with the fundamental skills – $125 kit fee for first year students of the automotive collision repair industry. Instruction in the program emphasizes both the repair and the refinishing Course Description: This program skills associated with restoring a damaged automobile to stresses hands-on experience gained factory specifications. Using an industry-endorsed from extensive practice and application of knowledge curriculum, students will develop core skills in automobile learned. The Welding-Fabrication Lab organization and construction, sheet metal damage repair, MIG welding, and operation simulate a “real world” on the job atmosphere. In basic refinishing. Upon mastery of the skills in core areas, addition to technical skills, students learn about employer- students will gain skills in damage estimating, shop employee relationships in preparation for the world of work. management, heavy collision repair, and finish matching. Units of instruction include shop safety, oxy-fuel welding Students will be prepared to take the ASE certification and burning, arc welding (stick, MIG, TIG), plasma arc exams in the areas emphasized in the program and will also cutting, and automatic shape cutting. Layout and fit-up, be eligible to earn I-CAR Gold Class training points. blueprint reading, and weld symbols are used to fabricate a Internships are available with local business partners. variety of metal projects. Students use various NDT (non- 51
  • 68. ADDITIONAL COURSE OFFERINGS The courses listed below are not listed under an academic department. These offerings are either subject The courses listedlife skillare not listedrequire an academic department. the course’s coordinator/teacher area specific or below specific and under special placement through These offerings are either subject area specific or life skilldescription. require special placement through the course’s coordinator/teacher listed within the course specific and listed within the course description. SENIOR SEMINAR Course Description: The Jobs for Illinois Graduates class (TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY) TA001 is an Education-to-Careers course, which teaches Semester –Credit-.5 and may be repeated upon approval employability skills to selected seniors. The goals of the of instructor program are to assist participants in graduating from high school and thereafter finding and keeping quality jobs Prerequisites: See Technology Academy Eligibility and and/or entering post-secondary course of study leading to a Expectation Requirements - Acceptance into the Academy. career track position. The class is taught by a Career Student must purchase/possess the school endorsed Specialist whose job is to teach prescribed course content Academy laptop. material, conduct employer marketing, be a broker of Fees: Storage Device (Floppy disk, CD-R, or “Jump drive”) services, facilitate the student-run chapter of the Illinois and materials for projects. Career Association, and provide 12 months of follow-up support services following the graduation of the program Course Description: Senior Seminar is a required course participants. for graduation from the Technology Academy. This course requires students to identify a career field of interest and INTRODUCTION TO LASER/ PHOTONICS complete a research project related to that field. Students TECHNOLOGY SC227 will be required to write a research project, complete a bound project, create a product, and present their Senior Either Semester - .5 Credit - Elective - 10, 11 May be Project before a panel of judges at the end of the semester. repeated As a part of their project, students will identify a mentor and spend time job shadowing in their area of interest. Prerequisites: By placement only Other skills will be addressed during the semester such as Fees: None public speaking, interviewing, and resume writing. Finally, students will assemble their Technology Academy Course Description: This class is an introduction to the Portfolios. Students wishing to enroll in the course for field of fiber optics. We will cover in this allotted time how both semesters may choose to complete a similar project lasers work and how lasers are used in industry. Students related to a different field of study for the second semester, will use lasers and fiber optics in a practical setting and or they may choose to complete a more extensive project, discover many ways these technologies impact their lives. which would span the whole school year. LASER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY SC228 Student internships at area businesses or opportunities at the Technology Campus or College of Lake County may All Year - 1 Credit – Elective – 10, 11, 12 May be be available during the school day for students to explore a repeated field of interest. Elective credit will be granted similar to the guidelines for receiving credit in a cooperative Prerequisites: By placement only education program. Fees: None Student internships may also be after school opportunities Course Description: This class introduces students to for students. Under this scenario, students will attend Photonics, one of the fastest growing fields. The demand school for the full eight period day, and work at the for photonics technicians is the fastest growing of all internship after school. technical positions. Students will explore the physical control of light with optics during the course of the class. In lieu of an internship, students may select to complete Mirrors, lens and related items will be used for lab work the Senior Project only. and includes how lasers work. Emphasis will be given on laser safe operation. The demand for these types of JOBS FOR ILLINOIS GRADUATES JB583 positions is currently far exceeding the supply for graduates All Year – 1 Credit – 12 Elective Credit in this field. This is especially true in the medical field. Careers in lasers and fiber optics technology are not yet Prerequisites: By placement only well-known, so qualified people are in demand. Fees: None 52
  • 69. HELPFUL NUMBERS AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES ADMINISTRATION Superintendent Chris Clark 847-731-9792 clarkc@zbths.org Dir. Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Gail Worrell 847-731-9305 worrellg@zbths.org Director of Special Education Dr. Susan Lichter 847-731-9501 lichters@zbths.org Athletic Director Lonnie Bible 847-731-9361 biblel@zbths.org NTHS Principal Anne Buck 847-731-9803 bucka@ntzb.org ZBHS Principal Brian Curtin 847-731-9303 curtinb@zbths.org Asst. Principal Student Services Steve Richter 847-731-9351 richters@zbths.org Asst. Principal Ops. & Activities Jack Niemi 847-731-9305 niemij@zbths.org COUNSELORS Students’ Last Names A-CA Suzanne Swanson 847-731-9341 swansons@zbths.org Students’ Last Names CB-F Dr. William Means 847-731-9342 meansw@zbths.org Students’ Last Names G-JI Nina Tate 847-731-9346 tateni@zbths.org Students’ Last Names JK-MC Allison Zameck 847-731-9348 zamecka@zbths.org Students’ Last Names MD-RA Marsha Paulsen 847-731-9344 paulsenm@zbths.org Students’ Last Names RB-S Jennifer Marhefka 847-731-9350 marhefkj@zbths.org Students’ Last Names T-WAR Cal Schneider 847-731-9345 schneidc@zbths.org And Career Counselor Students’ Last Names WAS-Z Dr. Mary Budzik 847-731-9343 budzikm@zbths.org And College Counselor Registrar (Transcripts) Sue Phillips 847-731-9353 phillips@zbths.org DIVISION CHAIRS Jennifer Brown 847-731-9570 brownj@zbths.org Family Consumer Science Health & Physical Education Science Jesse Michmerhuizen 847-731-9440 michmerj@zbths.org Business Education Driver Education Industry & Technology Mathematics Glenn Simon 847-731-9540 simong@zbths.org Foreign Language Social Science Visual & Performing Arts Michelle Standridge 847-731-9370 standridm@zbths.org English & Reading English Language Learning (ELL) NJROTC
  • 70. Zion-Benton Township High School ~Board of Education~ William Bassler, President Frank Walker, Vice President Terri Poulsen, Secretary Michael Cliff, Member Loren Karner, Member Kim Leech, Member Justin Stried, Member ~School Office~ One Z-B Way st 21 Street & Kenosha Road Zion, IL 60099 847-731-9300 Fax: 847-731-4440 Web Page: www.zbths.org