Hicksville High School Course Catalog

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828 21st Century Teen Issues
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
Students will investigate issues of the 21st Century, such as Entrepreneurship, how to avoid destructive decisions for themselves and helping others to manage and avoid destructive decisions. This class will teach students the importance of flexibility and adaptability, self-direction, teamwork, appreciation of diversity, accountability and leadership.
440 AP European History
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
The Advanced Placement European History Course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to study European History from the Renaissance to Present-Day Europe (1450 - Present). In this course students will study intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, social and economic developments throughout the time period. Students will be able to see the connection between present and the past in relation to events currently happening today. This year-long class is designed to be equal to a college introductory Western Civilization course.
606 Accounting I
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: BUS
Prerequisite: None
This class is designed to teach the theory of double entry bookkeeping and practice in simple account keeping for single proprietorship and partnership. Students will participate in a business simulation, keeping books and preparing records for a business.
816 Advanced Health Studies
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: You must have already taken Multimedia Applications to sign up for this course.
Students will research modern teen issues, such as drinking and driving, drug use, dating abuse, obesity, etc. The research will then be turned into a multi-media production, or other media form such as a web page.
211 Algebra I
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: None
There will be a study of algebra symbols, formulas, simple equations, geographical applications, ratio, and proportions.
215 Algebra I Lab
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course will contain pre-teaching and re-teaching of concepts covered in the Algebra I course. Students will receive additional reviews and instruction time to ensure success in the Algebra I course. This course is an elective credit and will NOT count towards one of the math credits required for graduation.
212 Algebra II
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: Must have taken Algebra I and Geometry to take this class.
This course will consist of a thorough review of Algebra I. Topics will include operations on numbers and equations, equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential functions, function operations and inverses. Students will be introduced to matrix operations and other Algebra II content. The purchase of a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator will be strongly encouraged.
216 Algebra II Lab
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course will contain pre-teaching and re-teaching of concepts covered in the Algebra II course. Students will receive additional reviews and instruction time to ensure success in the Algebra II course. This course is an elective credit and will NOT count towards one of the math credits required for graduation.
250 Algebra III
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: Must have taken Algebra II to take this class.
This course is designed for those students who have mastered the fundamental manipulations of algebra. The intent of this course is to prepare you for math in college. In this course we will revisit skills needed for improved success on the ACT. We will also look at content introduced in previous math courses and expand on them. Much of the course content will be based on the need of the students.
410 American History
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
This course will cover major events in United States history from 1877 to the present. Students will begin their study of the United States with the Post-Reconstruction period and progress through the 20th century. Students will learn about the people and events that helped the United States get to the place we are today as a world leader.
426 American Legal Systems
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
Students will be exposed to many aspects of the American legal system. Topics of study will include criminal laws, what a will does for a person, legal rights guaranteed by the constitution, court systems, juvenile law, and conducting a trial.
306 Anatomy and Physiology
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: You must have a B or higher in Biology
Students will learn the structures and functions of each of the body systems. This class is intended for students intending on careers in the life sciences or medical fields. Dissection of a cat and various organs will be required. There will be lab fees for this course.
755 Art 1
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
This course will focus heavily on building fundamental art skills and will provide a foundation for students wanting to take more advanced art classes. There will be a strong focus on creating artwork from observation. Students will gain experience working with a variety of art media such as graphite, acrylic paints, charcoal, and relief printmaking. There will also be a focus on learning the elements of art in order to better understand and communicate about art. There will be small homework assignments due every two weeks, but the majority of the coursework is done in class.
756 Art 2
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 1 and Mr. Stevenson’s Recommendation in PowerSchool. Please See Mr. Stevenson so he can make the appropriate entry into PowerSchool.
A high degree of self-motivation, participation, effort, and craftsmanship is expected of all students at this level. The Art 2 course picks up where Art 1 left off. Students will continue to develop skills built in Art 1 and they will explore new forms of media such as drypoint etching and soft pastel drawing. There will still be a strong focus on creating work from observation, but students will begin to take more ownership of their subject matter at this level, relying more on their interests, creativity, and personal expression.
757 Art 3
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 2 and Mr. Stevenson’s Recommendation in PowerSchool. Please See Mr. Stevenson so he can make the appropriate entry into PowerSchool.
A high degree of self-motivation, participation, effort, and craftsmanship is expected of all students at this level. Students will rely on their experiences from Art 1 and Art 2 to create work based on interest and personal expression. The teacher will collaborate with students to help facilitate their work. Students who plan to pursue an art career or course of study in college will focus on developing and strengthening their digital portfolio. Students not pursuing art beyond high school will work to earn a perfect participation grade and make the strongest work possible.
758 Art 4
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 25 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 3 and Mr. Stevenson’s Recommendation in PowerSchool. Please See Mr. Stevenson so he can make the appropriate entry into PowerSchool.
A high degree of self-motivation, participation, effort, and craftsmanship is expected of all students at this level. Students will rely on their experiences from Art 1-Art 3 to create work based on interest and personal expression. The teacher will collaborate with students to help facilitate their work. Students who plan to pursue an art career or course of study in college will focus on developing and strengthening their digital portfolio. Students not pursuing art beyond high school will work to earn a perfect participation grade and make the strongest work possible.
822 Band
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
The first nine weeks consist of marching band, which performs at all high school football games. Extra rehearsals are mandatory. The other time consists of concert band, which performs various concerts throughout the year. Participation in solo and ensemble contest and district band contest is encouraged.
302 Biology
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: None
All students will learn concepts that enable people to understand the living environment from the cellular level to the global level. Students will study science principles that influence living organisms. Lab work consists of microscope work, dissection of preserved specimens, and various other experiments. Lab fees.
245 Calculus
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: You must have a C or better in Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry to take this class.
Designed for those students who have mastered algebra and trigonometry and who are planning to pursue a four-year college program. Topics include a review of functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, ap- plications of derivatives, and an introduction to integrals. Click Here
EC245 Calculus I
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: Passing score on the compass or equivalent ACT score. You must have a B- or higher in Pre-Calculus or a teacher recommendation and completed High School Calculus.
This course is for students who have taken High School Calculus and wish to take Calculus through CPP. Students will need to enroll and register in a Calculus class at the CPP college of their choice. They will have to complete all the necessary enrollment procedures and placement criteria.
950 Career & College Readiness
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FCLA
Prerequisite: None
In this course, students will develop effective learning strategies and skills to provide a strong foundation for successful lifelong learning. Throughout the course, students will research careers and occupations, review postsecondary admissions qualifications, develop interviewing skills and participate in internships. Additional topics will include principles and techniques of professionalism, networking, conflict-resolution, negotiation, leadership and entrepreneurship.
702 Ceramics
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
The focus of this class is on creating functional pottery through different hand-building processes such as pinch building, coil building, and slab building. Students will create various forms such as bowls, cups, and vases and will explore various ways to design their work at both the building and glazing stages. In addition to learning fundamental processes to create functional, dinnerware safe pottery, students will also gain foundational knowledge that will support their exploration of clay in more advanced ceramics courses.
719 Ceramics 2
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: Requires Mr. Stevenson’s Recommendation in PowerSchool. Please See Mr. Stevenson so he can make the appropriate entry into PowerSchool.
A high degree of self-motivation, participation, effort, and craftsmanship is expected of all students at this level. Students will continue to build on skills learned in Ceramics 1. Students will use building methods learned in Ceramics 1 to design new types of functional pottery. Students will continue to develop their building and glazing skills as they create functional work.
722 Ceramics 3
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: Requires Mr. Stevenson’s Recommendation in PowerSchool. Please See Mr. Stevenson so he can make the appropriate entry into PowerSchool.
A high degree of self-motivation, participation, effort, and craftsmanship is expected of all students at this level. By Ceramics 3, students will have already experienced a variety of different building techniques and clay forms. Students in this course will explore familiar and new forms, with the teacher as a facilitator, as they work to create functional pottery at a high level of technical proficiency.
303 Chemistry
Length: 1 year (2 periods) Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: You must have take Algebra I & II, or presently enrolled in Algebra II to take this course.
Chemistry is a college prep course involving the study of chemicals and chemical reactions. Chemistry stresses mathematically based problem solving and equation writing. Laboratory work is stressed as a method of greater understanding of chemical processes. Science fair projects will be required. Lab fees. Please note Chemistry is TWO periods and will take the place of ONE of your elective periods!
305 Chemistry II
Length: 1 year (2 periods) Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: You received a B or higher in Chemistry I and have a B or higher in Algebra II.
Chemistry II is a college prep course that is an extension of Chemistry I. It involves the study of chemicals and chemical reactions as well as bonding, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Chemistry stresses mathematically based problem solving and equation writing. Laboratory work is stressed as a method of greater understanding of chemical processes. Lab fees. Please note Chemistry II is TWO periods and will take the place of ONE of your elective periods!
930 Child Development
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
In this course, students will study the principles of child growth, development and behavior. An emphasis will be place on the cognitive development of a child and sensory and motor skills. Additional topics will include childhood diseases, immunizations, theories of development, learning styles and evaluating childcare services.
821 Concert Choir
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
At least four (4) required performances are presented each year (including: concerts, contests, and graduation). Several performances in the community may also be done (including performances at churches, other schools, and service organizations). A few extra, mandatory rehearsals are possible. A variety of music will be sung including: sacred, jazz, Broadway, and pop.
434 Current Events
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for the student who has a serious interest in current events of the world or for the student who would like to develop such an interest. If you would like to keep up to date on politics, economics, and world affairs, this course may be for you. Sources of study materials will include news magazines, newspapers, news strips, and television news.
650 Desktop Publishing (Yearbook and Newspaper)
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn the basics of digital photography, graphic design, interviewing, advertising, and writing. These skills will be applied to the creation of the school yearbook and newspaper, as well as other real world projects.
716 Digital Photography and Design
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
The focus of this class is two-fold: to learn how to manipulate a digital SLR camera in order to take creative, well-composed, and expressive photos, and to explore digital design via the Adobe Photoshop Elements software, which allows students to not only enhance photos they have taken, but to actually create digital artworks within the program. Students will have one photo assignment as homework each week in which they will tackle creative prompts and practice compositional techniques. Students will also use Adobe Photoshop Elements to design digital projects such as advertisements, movie posters, magazine covers, and more.
123 Drama I
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to drama, the theater, and art appreciation. Students will develop skills in speaking, performing, and acting, while learning basic dramatic techniques. The class will explore improvisation, pantomime and mime, acting, the history and structure of drama, musicals, and many other areas of the dramatic world. Students will perform individually and in groups throughout the semester. The course will culminate in a final evening of scenes for parents and the community.
415 Economics
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: You must take Introduction to Business before taking Economics.
This course will offer students a practical understanding of economics. Students will learn the basics of supply and demand and how it affects each economy. Students will also receive practical experience participating in Stock Market Simulations throughout the course of the semester.
113 English 11
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11 Credit Type: ENG
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This course includes a grammar review unit, a study of American Literature, and a study of writing techniques. Also included will be an in depth study of plays and novels, including: The Crucible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Scarlet Letter, and The Grapes of Wrath. Students will study vocabulary, review methods of research writing, and write a research paper.
114 English 12
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: ENG
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This course includes a study of British and World Literature, as well as vocabulary building, writing skills, and literature interpretation. Students will study English Literature and selected major works including: Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and Macbeth. Formal writing skills and research writing skills will be polished through completion of the Senior Project Research Paper.
110 English and Literature 10
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: ENG
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This course gives students the platform to further refine and enhance their knowledge of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing, while emphasizing writing conventions. Writing applications include various essays, responses to literature, and other informal writings pertaining to literature. A research paper will be required of all students. Students will read American and British literature, refining the reading strategies learned in previous grades, while focusing on acquisition of vocabulary in the context of literature. Selected titles include: The Book Thief, Julius Caesar, several short stories, various genres of poetry, and nonfiction essays.
109 English and Literature 9
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: ENG
Prerequisite:
This course includes an in-depth study of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing, with emphasis on proper use of writing conventions. Writing applications include various essays, responses to literature, and other informal writings pertaining to literature. A research paper will be required of all students. Students will read American and British literature while focusing on acquisition of vocabulary in the context of literature. Some selected titles include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, several short stories, poetry selections, and various nonfiction essays.
309 Environmental Science
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: You must have taken Physical Science and Biology to sign up for this course.
Students will connect the Earth, space, life, and physical sciences into a coherent study of the environment in this college preparatory course. Emphasis is placed on the interactions between humans and the Earth, ecosystems, biological evolution, populations, and diversity. Students will also explore matter and energy relationships. The human interactions with science and technology are discussed, as well as how man has modified current ecosystems and natural systems. Lab fees.
315 Forensic Science Technology
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed as an introductory course for students who have a strong interest in forensic science. Topics of study will include fingerprinting, DNA, hair/fiber sampling, and other physical evidence. In addition, students will study the history of forensic science and the techniques for processing a crime scene. Attention will be given to current events in forensics and the connection between forensics and film. Field experiences, such as processing a crime scene, testing evidence, and following procedures will be required. Research papers and presentations will also be included in the course load. Students will participate in a mock (staged) crime scene so as to apply knowledge and skills gained. The course is primarily designed for self-motivated students who have an interest in forensics studies and the use of technology. The Forensic Science course is an elective credit and will NOT count toward one of the science credits required for graduation.
601 General Business
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: BUS
Prerequisite: None
This course is a general introduction to the business world. Fundamentals of economics, business organization, entrepreneurship, and consumer topics are studied. Each student will participate in a Create Your Own Business project; developing business plans, investigating ideas for fictional businesses, and researching financing options for those businesses.
223 Geometry
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: Must have taken Algebra I to take this class.
This course will emphasize abstract and logical thinking through inductive and deductive reasoning. Lines, planes, polygons, circles, spheres, and other three-dimensional figures will be used for representing and solving a variety of problems. These ideas as well as many others from the Ohio Academic Content Standards will be used in an intense preparation for the OGT. We will be utilizing technology (The Geometer's Sketchpad, graphing calculators, and OGT calculators) frequently as problem-solving and learning tools. In addition, students will be introduced to geometrical proofs and other more complex applications and challenging exercises.
224 Geometry Lab
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course will contain pre-teaching and re-teaching of concepts covered in the Geometry course. Students will receive additional reviews and instruction time to ensure success in the Geometry course. Geometry Lab is an elective credit and will NOT count toward one of the math credits required for graduation.
521 German I
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in English to sign up for this course.
The structure of the German language is learned through listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students learn about the culture and geography of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German speaking cultures.
522 German II
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in German I to sign up for this course.
This class is a continuation of the German language with more emphasis on listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn about the culture and geography of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German speaking nations.
523 German III
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in German II to sign up for this course.
German III will include an emphasis on spoken German along with further grammar review and a look at the cultures of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
524 German IV
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in German III to sign up for this course.
German IV will include an emphasis on spoken German and an introduction to the literature of the German-speaking world.
427 History of World War I and II
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
An in-depth look at the two World Wars will take place in this class. Students will explore the causes of these wars from the European and American standpoints. The results of these wars and the effect on the countries involved will be discussed. These two wars will then be compared to find the similarities/differences.
302H Honors Biology
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: At least a B average in Physical Science
Honors Biology is a new course. Students will study the Ohio State Standards for Biology in greater depth, at a more rapid pace, and with more opportunity for inquiry-based labs and activities than in the regular Biology sections. This class is for students planning to attend college, especially in a science related field. Science fair projects will be required.
120 Honors English 11
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11 Credit Type: ENG
Prerequisite: You must have a a B or higher in English 10 to sign up for this course or Mrs. Gerken's recommendation.
Pre-AP is offered to those juniors who have superior language arts skills and who already know that they are college bound. It is intended to prepare them for taking AP English as seniors; therefore, students will be doing more college preparatory reading, as well as more in-depth writing. At the end of the junior year, students can choose to take the AP test, but are not required to do so.
428 Korean-Vietnam War
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
The study of these two wars will be covered by cause/effect, and why the U.S. became involved. Also, the results of the U.S. involvement will be covered. Current events will be brought into play to discover some of the far-reaching effects and problems these wars caused. The type of fighting that took place will also be explored.
135 Literature and Film Adaptations
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course is an elective English course, and does not count toward the required 4 English credits. This course explores the interplay between film and literature. Student will read famous modern novels and compare the written versions with their film adaptations. There are many conflicting attitudes towards literature being turned into film, and this course will allow students to read a variety of non-core English class literature, and compare it to its cinematic representation. This course will require some out-of-class reading, with class time being devoted to discussion of the novel. This course will be less structured than a core English course, but it is not right for someone who does not enjoy reading, or who is not comfortable discussing assigned readings in class. It is meant to excite students about reading in a low-pressure environment.
403 Modern World History
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
This course will focus on world history from 1750 to the present. Students will begin their study with ‘The Enlightenment’ period and progress up through the 20th Century. Through this course students will develop a deeper understanding of the connections between the past and present by seeing the relationship between historical events and current events.
625 Multimedia Applications
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: TECH
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn the basics of the Mac iLife software suite. Using various multimedia tools, students will learn how to develop podcasts, slideshows, videos, and websites.
826 Music History-Appreciation
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
Music Appreciation will take you on a journey through the history of music including landmark composers and compositions beginning with early music (pre 1500) and ending with today’s popular music. Students will be involved in lecture, discussions, and projects pertaining to the various time periods in music history.
825 Music Theory
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FA
Prerequisite: None
Music Theory is a course for anyone interested in knowing more about how music works. We will explore the inner workings of music beginning with basic foundations of music notation and work toward a practical understanding of harmonic analysis and music composition. The course will focus on practical use of music theory skills as it relates to music performance in traditional ensemble settings and in popular music.
125 Mythology
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite:
This course is designed to explore the ways in which mythology is relevant today, including movies, products, words, etc. Emphasis will be on Greek mythology, although mythology of other countries may be included. Audio/Visual materials will be used to supplement the text.
920 Personal Financial Management
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 10 Credit Type: FCLA
Prerequisite: None
In this course, students will develop personal financial plans for individual personal well-being. Throughout the course, students will develop financial literacy skills to provide a basis for responsible citizenship and career success. Additional topics will include analyzing services from financial institutions, consumer protection, investing and risk management.
812 Physical Education II
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: PE
Prerequisite: You must take PE I. Eighth graders typically have taken PE I.
Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and desire to live a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Activities will include more advanced techniques introduced in earlier classes and an introduction to recreational activities for leisure and life-long fitness.
300 Physical Science
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: None
All students will learn concepts in physical science and related principles in Earth and space sciences. Students will work to develop a deeper understanding of the processes of scientific inquiry and how these processes use evidence to support conclusions based on logical reasoning. Science Fair Projects will be required. Lab fees.
304 Physics
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: SCI
Prerequisite: You must have taken Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to sign up for this course.
Physics is a study of the understanding of mechanics, thermal relationships, electricity, electromagnetism, and optics. Emphasis is placed on mathematical problem solving and the large-scale interactions of matter and energy. Laboratory experience is stressed. Lab fees.
965 Principles of Food
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: Not open to students who have already taken Healthy & Safe Foods
In this course, students will gain knowledge in food selection criteria and apply preparation methods to promote a healthy lifestyle. Students will apply cooking methods, ingredient selection and nutritional information in the context of selected food dishes. Throughout the course, basic food safety and sanitation techniques will be emphasized.
940 Principles of Nutrition & Wellness
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
In this course, students will use principles of nutrition to ensure a healthy body throughout the lifecycle. An emphasis will be placed on planning and preparing meals with an understanding of nutrients and their benefits, portion control and dietary needs. Additional information will include steroid and supplemental use, body weight and management and the implementation of physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
126 Science Fiction
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite:
This course is designed as an opportunity for a more in-depth study of science fiction than was introduced at the junior high and freshman levels. Students will be introduced to science fiction writers from various eras, and movie adaptations will be explored. A variety of science fiction topics will be explored, including robots, aliens, time travel, tales of the supernatural, etc.
425 Senior Seminar
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
Senior Project Senior stuff-voting, State House, SS Current Events American Legal systems Sociology Financial stuff (Marylin supply resources)
424 Sociology
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite:
This course aims to prepare the student for his/her role in society by emphasizing the group activities and introducing the responsibilities of citizenship.
531 Spanish I
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in English 8 to sign up for this course.
Students will listen, read, write, and speak the language, as well as study the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries.
532 Spanish II
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in Spanish I to sign up for this course.
The Spanish II course will continue to introduce complex grammatical components and expressions unique to the Spanish Language. Lessons will provide themed sets using parts of speech that will be used to compose everyday communication and dialogue. Students will incorporate concepts to form questions, express preferences and possession, discuss the past and describe people, places, and locations
533 Spanish III
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in Spanish II to sign up for this course.
Students will listen, read, write, and speak the language, as well as study the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. The successful student must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
534 Spanish IV
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: FL
Prerequisite: You must have gotten a C or higher in Spanish III to sign up for this course.
Students will listen, read, write, and speak the language, as well as study the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. The successful student must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
124 Speech
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
This course is an elective English course, and does not count toward the required 4 English credits. Open to students of all grades who are interested in developing poise and self-confidence in their speaking ability, as well as learning what is expected out of college level and professional presentations. Areas covered include impromptu and informal speaking settings as well as informative, persuasive, and public topics involving multi-media visual aides. Students will learn to research, organize, construct, and deliver speeches/presentations. Speeches will vary from fun, less serious speeches, to research-based, more serious speeches.
833S Strength and Conditioning (Semester)
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
The strength and conditioning class is designed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the importance of strength and fitness training. The course will provide students a basic understanding and appreciation for strength training. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of weight training, strength training, muscle endurance, nutrition, injury prevention, and overall fitness training. The strength and conditioning for team sports outside of this class should be at a minimum, besides what is specific to that sport, thus providing the student/athletes and coaches with the necessary fitness training without taking more time before or after school.
833Y Strength and Conditioning (Year)
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: None
The strength and conditioning class is designed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the importance of strength and fitness training. The course will provide students a basic understanding and appreciation for strength training. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of weight training, strength training, muscle endurance, nutrition, injury prevention, and overall fitness training. The strength and conditioning for team sports outside of this class should be at a minimum, besides what is specific to that sport, thus providing the student/athletes and coaches with the necessary fitness training without taking more time before or after school.
970 Textile and Interior Design
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: ELE
Prerequisite: Not open to students who have already taken Healthy & Safe Foods
In this course students will explore a broad range of topics relating to the various aspects and career opportunities available in the field of textiles and design. The emphasis will be given to textiles project development and developing strategies to maintain the home. Additional topics will include project collaboration, design techniques and environmental sustainability.
225 Trigonometry- Pre-Calculus
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 10,11,12 Credit Type: MATH
Prerequisite: Must have taken Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to take this class.
This course includes rational functions and their graphs, conic sections, parametric equations and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions and their graphs, logarithms, exponential equations and trigonometry. The trigonometry includes trigonometric functions and graphs, inverse trigonometric functions, degree and radian measure, trigonometric form of complex numbers, identities and equations. A graphing calculator is required, the TI-83 or TI-84 is preferred
422 U.S. Government
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 12 Credit Type: SOC
Prerequisite: None
This course is a study of local, state, national, and international political issues, which aims to present an appreciation for the American way of life and to emphasize the values of a democratic form of government.
115 University of Toledo-Composition I
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ENG
Prerequisite: None
This course is a dual-credit course through the College Credit Plus Program. Students will need to apply for admission to the program (see the high school guidance councilor). Students will earn 1 high school English credit, and 3 college credits, if they earn a passing grade. Composition I will explore explanatory and persuasive writing in both personal and public genres; instruction and practice in generating, focusing, developing, researching and presenting ideas in ways consistent with one's subject, purposes and intended audience. Composition I will focus on genre writing, and becoming comfortable with writing at the university level.
116 University of Toledo-Composition II
Length: 1/2 year Grades open to: 11,12 Credit Type: ENG
Prerequisite: The University of Toledo requires that students must have earned a C or higher in ENGL 1110 (Composition I) or a similar course from another university.
This course is a dual-credit course through the College Credit Plus Program. Students will need to apply for admission to the program (see the high school guidance councilor). Students will earn 1 high school English credit, and 3 college credits, if they earn a passing grade. In Composition II, students will practice reading and analyzing documents from multiple disciplines to synthesize results from different perspectives and produce disciplinarily appropriate writing. This course focus on helping students become more comfortable to write within their college major at the university level. Critical reading and research papers are required.
745 Video Production
Length: 1 year Grades open to: 9,10,11,12 Credit Type: TECH
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn to use multimedia technology in a televised production atmosphere. Students will be responsible for producing the school's news programs. Students will also be introduced to and work with the local cable channel (HIX-TV).