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H

A
W
K

S




2011


2012

ICE

EDGE


NEW
TECH

CHOICE

QUEST &
INQUIRY

Decatur Central

High School




Course Offerings

and

Scheduling Han
dbook







2


Table of Contents




Directory
………………………………………………………………………………………….

3




Information to Parents, Students and Teachers
………………………………………………..

4




Scheduling Information
………………………………………………………………………….

4



Diploma T
ypes and Requirements
…………………………………………………….………..

5





Chart


Core 40 Requirements
…………………………………………………….……………
5



Chart


Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 w
ith Technical Honors……………………….

6



Chart


General Diplom
a…………………………………………………………………………… ..7




Exceptions to Diploma Requirements
………………………………………
………………….
..

8



Certificate of Completion



Certificate of Course Completion



End of Course Assessment

(
ECA
) Requirement
...……………………………………………...

8



Curriculum and Credit Information
…………………………………………………………..
.
..

9





General Information on Credits
………………………………………………………………
1
0
-
11




Schedule Planning Information
………………………………………………………………...

1
2






Course Listings by Department
……………………………………………………………

12
-
14



Learning Institutes
………………………………………………………………………………

15



Co
urse Descriptions by Department
………………………………………………………..

16
-
45



Business Education
……………………………………………………………….…...

16



English
…………………………………………………………………………….…

17



Family and Consumer Sciences
…………………………………………………………

21



Fine Arts
……………………………………………………………………………..

22



Foreign Language
……………………………………………………………………………

28



Health and Physical Education
……………………………………………………………….

30



Mathematics
……
……………………………………………………………………………

32



Multidisciplinary
…………………………………………
……………………….…………

34



Science
…………
………………………………………………………………………
……
35



Social Studies
………
………………………………………………………………………..

39



Engineering &

Technology Education
……………………………………………………
…..

43



Ben Davis Area 31 Career Center
……………………………………………………………..

45













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DECATUR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

5251 Kentucky Avenue

Indianapolis, In
diana 46221

(317) 856
-
5288






Joe Preda, Principal…………………………………………………………………..
ext. 21000



The CHOICE Academy…………………..

Director
,
Jane Jack
.....
….
……………...

ext.

26000




Secretary, Linda Klippel………………..
ext.
26002



The EDGE………………………………...

Director
,
Edu
ardo Torres….
……………
ext. 25000




Secretary, Lou Plunkett…………………
ext. 25002



ICE ………………………………………

Director
, Cathy Tooley…………………
ext. 23000




Secretary, Ruth Ann Krodel…………….
ext. 23002



New Tech IDEAS….……………………..

Director
, Tom Wachnicki………………
ext. 21001




Secretary, Diane Rasmussen……………
ext. 21011



The School of Quest and Inquiry…………

Director
, Chris Duzenbery……………...
ext. 24000




Secretary,
Leigh Gary.
………………….
ext. 24002



Dianna Case, Counselor …………………………………………
……………...........
ext. 23
001



Sandra Neel,

Counselor ……………………………………………………………..
ext.
26001



Kim Glover, Registrar ………………………………………………………………ext. 21007




Kelly McWilliams
, Athl
etic Director...………………………………………
………
ext. 28000



Bev Allison, Athletic Secretary………………………………………………………
ext.
280
01



Sylvia B
rooks, Treasurer……………………………………………………………..
ext. 21004



Mary Conway, Nurse…………………………………………………………………
ext. 21005


School Schedule

.



Starting Time

7:25

a.m.



Dismissal Time

2:4
5 p.m.






4


INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS


This handbook will assist

students, parents, teachers and counselors in planning the academic program of all students at the high
school level. Included are diploma types and requirements, curriculum and credit information, course descriptions and other
pertinent
information. In
cluded in the course descriptions are course content, grade level(s), prerequisites, length of class and number of credits
awarded for successful completion of the course.



SCHEDULING INFORMATION


Scheduling Procedure

1.

Stud
ents will receive
a copy of
the course offerings
listed by department
, a scheduling worksheet, their transcript, information


regarding diploma requirements and information specific to their SLC.

2.

Students will need to review their transcript, diploma requirements and the course o
fferings with their parents. The student will


work with his or her STAR teacher to fill out

his or her scheduling worksheet.
The scheduling worksheet must be signed by a


parent/guardian indicating approval of the course offering choices prior to the
student being permitted to enter the scheduling


information online.


3.

The student’s STAR teacher, counselor and/or director will check the course selections made by the student against the


requirements for graduation and the specific courses needed b
y the student.

4
.

The student will bring his or her completed scheduling worksheet

t
o the

online

scheduling session. The student will logon to the


computer and make his or her course selections for next year’s schedule.

5.

After the course selections ar
e made, students and parents will be able to logon to review the selections. A deadline will be set


for parents to complete the review process and request changes or corrections if needed. After that deadline, no schedule ch
anges


will be honored.

6.

A series of events then transpire with the process of building the entire master schedule which eventually results in schedul
es for


all students.


General Scheduling Information

1.

Every possible effort is made to schedule students into the classes they
request.

2.

Recommendations for the level of Math students are scheduled into for the following year come from the student’s current math


teacher.

3.

For courses with prerequisites, students must meet the prerequisite to be eli
gible to be placed in th
e class or have approval from


the instructor.

4.

It is recommended that students have no more than one Learning Center or Guided Study in their schedule.


Schedule Change Procedures

A student may not add a class for credit after the 5
th

day of each semes
ter. A student dropping a class after the 10
th

day of each
semester may receive a grade of a WF.

Schedule changes
may be made

for the following reasons only:



Incomplete schedule



Data input error



Duplicate period errors



Change in the master schedule



Se
nior needing a class for graduation



Class size imbalances



Student does not meet the prerequisite for the class



Inappropriate academic placement



Replacement of summer school course(s) successfully completed





















5


DIPLOMA TYPES AND REQUIREMENT
S


To earn a high school diploma, students must complete a minimum of
44

credits

for a Core 40 diploma and
meet

all of the graduation
requirements
.

Starting with the
class of 2012
, students
will have to

pass
End of Course Assessments (ECA)

in both Algebra

I

and
English 10

in order to receive a high school diploma.



(minimum of 44 credits)



A student must earn 44 credits with an overall grade point average of 1.66 or above.
All students are required to take a math or
physics
course during their junior or senior year
. The
completion of Core 40 is an Indiana graduation requirement.
Courses with
“Pass/Fail” grades cannot be included in the Core 40 curriculum.

Indiana’s Core 40 curriculum provides the academic foundation all
st
udents need to succeed in college and the workforce
.
Students need to complete a Core 40 diploma to be considered for regular
admissions to Indiana public colleges offering bachelor’s (4
-
yr) degrees. The same Core 40 courses are strongly recommended for
admission to public colleges offering associate’s (2 yr) degrees and certificates for entry into the workforce.

NOTE: To graduate with less than Core 40, students and parents, along with school personnel, must complete a
formal Opt
-
O
ut
process
.


Course a
nd Credit Requirements

English/

Language

Arts


8 credits

Including a balance literature, composition and speech.

Mathematics

6 credits

2 credits:

Algebra I

2 credits:

Geometry

2 credits:

Algebra II


All

students

are

required

to

take

a

math

or

phys
ics

course

during

their

junior

or

senior

year
.

Science

6 credits

2 credits:

Biology I

2 credits:

Chemistry I or Physics I or


Integrated Chemistry
-
Physics

2 credits:

any Core 40 science course


Social Studies

6 credits

2 credits: World History

2

credits:

U.S. History

1 credit:

U.S. Government

1 credit:

Economics


Directed
Electives

5 credits

World Languages

Fine Arts

Career/Technical


Physical
Education

2 credits

can substitute meeting extracurricular requirements


Health and
Wellness


1
credit

substitute

3

FACS

classes

or

Intro

to

Health

Care

Systems

I
-
II

or Principles of Biomedical Sciences


Electives*


10

credits


(Career Academic Sequence Recommended)


44

Total Credits Required





6






Students must complete all
of the Core 40 courses listed in the Core 40 Diploma requirements diploma section and
all of the additional
courses listed below

with a “C
-
” or above in each course and with a total grade point average of a “B”
(2.66)
or above to be
considered for receivin
g Core
40 with Academic Honors Diploma.


For the
Core 40 with Academic Honors

diploma, students must:



Complete all requirements for Core 40.



Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits.



Earn 6
-
8 Core 40 world language credits. (6 credits in one language or 4
credits in
each of two separate languages
)



Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits.



Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.



Have a grade point average of a “B”
(2.66)
or better.




Complete
one

of the following:

o

Complete
two A
dvanced Placement
courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams

o

Complete

two

IB (Higher Level) courses (4 credits) and corresponding IB exams

o

Complete
two
dual high school/college credit courses from the Core Transfer Library (6 transferable college credi
ts)

o

Complete a combination of AP course (2 credits) and corresponding AP exams and dual high school/college credit course(s)
from the Core Transfer Library (3 transferable college credits)

o

Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading

and mathematics

o

Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT







For the
Core 40 with Technical Honors

diploma, students must:



Complete all requirements for Core 40.



Complete a career
-
technical program (8 or more related credits)



Earn a grade of “C” or
better in courses that will count toward the diploma.



Have a grade point average of a “B”
(2.66)
or better.



Complete
two

of the following, one must be A or B:

A. Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for Information
-

Level 6; A
pplied Mathematics
-

Level
6
;
Locating Information
-

Level 5

B. Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits)

C. Complete a Professional Career Internship course or Cooperative Education course (2 credits)

D
.

Complete an industry
-
based work experience as part of two
-
year technical education program (minimum 140 hours)

E. Earn a state
-
approved, industry
-
recognized certification







with Academic Honors

(minimum 47 credits)


with Technical Honors

(minimum 47 credits)






7



General Diploma


B
eginning with students who enter high school in 200
7

2008 (class of 2011), the completion of
Core 40 becomes an Indiana graduation requirement.
Indiana’s Core 40 curriculum provides
the academic foundation all students need to succeed in college and the workforce.

T
o graduate with less than Core 40, the
following
formal opt
-
out process

must be completed:



The student, the student’s parent/guardian, and the student’s counselor (or another staff member who assists
students in course selection) meet to discuss the student’s progress.



The student’s career a
nd course plan is reviewed.



The student’s parent/guardian determines whether the student will achieve greater educational benefits by
completing the general curriculum or the Core 40 curriculum.



If the decision is made to opt
-
out of Core 40, the student

is required to complete the course and credit
requirements for a general diploma and the career/academic sequence the student will pursue is determined.

Course and Credit Requirements

English/Language Arts

8 credits

Credits must include literature, co
mposition and speech

Mathematics

4 credits

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: any math course

Science

4 credits

2 credits: Biology I

2 credits: any science course

Social Studies

6 credits

2 credits: World History

2 credits: U.S. History

1 credit:
U.S. Government

1 credit: Economics

Physical Education

2 credits

can substitute meeting extracurricular requirements

Health and Wellness

1 credit

substitute

3

FACS

classes

or

Intro

to

Health

Care

Systems

I
-
II


or Principles of Biom
edical Sciences

Career Academic Sequence*

6 credits

Flex Credit

5 credits

To earn 5 Flex Credits a student must complete one of the following:



Additional courses to extend the career academic sequence



Courses involving workplace learning, which may inc
lude the following
courses:

o

Career exploration internship

o

Professional career internship

o

Business cooperative experiences

o

Cooperative family and consumer sciences

o

Industrial cooperative education

o

Interdisciplinary cooperative education

o

Marketing field expe
rience



High school/college dual credit courses



Additional courses in:

o

Language Arts

o

Social Studies

o

Mathematics

o

Science

o

World Languages

o

Fine Arts

Electives
**

4

credits


40

Total Credits Required





8


EXCEPTIONS TO DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS





Health and Wellness
: Students may choose to substitute 3 of the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes to meet the 1 credit
Health and Wellness requirement for graduation. The possible FACS classes for substitution are: Interpersonal Relations, Ch
ild
Development and P
arenting, Human Development and Family We
llness,
Adult Roles and Responsibilities

and Orientation to Life and
Careers
. Students may choose to substitute Introduction to Health Care Systems I
-
II or Principles of Biomedical Sciences to meet the
1 credit
Hea
lth and Wellness

requirement for graduation.


Economics
: Students enrolled in Advanced Marketing can meet the graduation requirement for
Economics

by successfully
completing the
second semester

of Advanced Marketing.
AP Microeconomics or
AP Ma
croeconomic
s can substitute for the required
Economics credit

and can be taken either in the junior or
senior year.



Certificate of Course Completion

Students who earn all credits required for graduation but fail to pass
both Algebra and English 10 End of Course Ass
essments (class of
2012 an beyond)
by the end of their senior year will receive
a Certificate of Course Completion
. The student will still be able to
participa
te in the graduation ceremony.
Upon successful completion of the test
s
, the student will receiv
e his or her diploma.


Certificate of Completion

Special Education students who are
not

pursuing a diploma will pursu
e a Certificate of Completion.
A student’s prescribed course of
study will be designed to meet the needs of the individual student throu
gh a case conference committee decision. Students who
complete their prescribed course of study may participate in the graduation ceremony.



End of course assessment

Requirement


Four Ways to Meet the
End of Course Assessment (ECA)

Requirement
:

1.

Pass t
he
End of Course Assessments (ECA) in both Algebra I and English 10.


2.

Fulfill the requirements of the
ECA

Core 40 waiver
:



Complete a Core 40 diploma.



Have a “C
-
” average (1.66
) in all required and elective classes

required for the Core 40 diploma
.



Hav
e the recommendation of the principal.


3.

Fulfill the requirements of the
ECA

Evidence
-
based waiver
:



Maintain a school attendance rate of 95 percent or better (with excused absences) over the course of your high school career.



Have a “C
-
” average (
1.66
) i
n the courses required for graduation over the course of your high school career.



Satisfy any other state and local graduation requirements.



Get a written recommendation from the teacher(s) in the subject area(s) not passed, as well as one from the school

principal,
and show proof that the academic standards have met, whether through other tests or classroom work.


4.

Fulfill the requirements of the
ECA

Work
-
readiness waiver
:



Maintain a school attendance rate of 95 percent or better (with excused absences)

over the course of your high school career.



Have a “C
-
” average (1.66
) in the courses required for graduation over the course of your high school career.



Satisfy any other state and local graduation requirements.



Complete the course and credit requirement
s for a general diploma, including the career academic sequence; a workforce
readiness assessment; and at least one career exploration internship, cooperative education or workforce credential
recommended by the student’s school.


















9


CURRICULUM AN
D CREDIT INFORMATION


Students who plan to go to a two or four
-
year college or technical school should pursue either a Core 40 or
Core 40 with
Academic

or
Technical

Honors diploma. Admission to most four
-
year colleges or universities requires a Core 40 di
ploma or higher. Students may
still pursue a college education even if they earn a General diploma, however they will have to take courses (approximately f
ive
courses) at a community college such as Ivy Tech Community College first, then apply for admissi
on to a college or university.


Academic Honors Diploma Information

Students may be eligible for extra help to pay for college. The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana makes tuition

assistance available for graduates with the
Core 40 with
Acade
mic Honors Diploma. Depending on financial need, Indiana high
school graduates with the
Core 40 with
Academic Honors Diploma may qualify for a grant premium up to 100 percent of
demonstrated need for approval tuition and mandatory fees. The tuition and f
ees apply to any eligible Indiana higher education
institution. Review the State Student Assistance Commission Web site to determine eligibility: http://www.state.in.us/ssaci


Students who earn credit for Algebra I A
-
B in 8
th

grade are only required to e
arn 6 additional credits in math in high school. The
credits earned in 8
th

grade will count as elective credits instead of math credits. By taking Algebra for credit in 8
th

grade, it allows
students to take additional math credits at a higher level while

in high school.


Core 40 Diploma Information

The new Core 40 Diploma requires student to take 5 “
directed elective
” credits in any of the following areas: English, Math, Science,
Social Studies, Foreign Language, Fine Arts or a Career/Technical area.

Stud
ents who earn credit for Algebra I A
-
B in 8
th

grade are still required to earn 6 credits in math in high school. The credits earned in
8
th

grade will count as elective credits instead of math credits.


Honors Courses
: Students selecting Honors level cour
ses must have either participated in the GATE program
, be identified as high
ability

or be recommended by a teacher. Honors level courses follow a
weighted

grading scale. The following are Honors courses:



English 9 Honors A
-
B

Geometry Honors 1
-
2

World
History & Civilization Honors 1
-
2


English 10 Honors A
-
B

Algebra II Honors A
-
B

Latin IV Honors A
-
B


Biology I Honors

A
-
B

Pre
-
Calculus Honors A
-
B





Advanced Placement Courses
:

The College Board establishes the curriculum and course content in Advanced Pl
acement courses.
An Advanced Placement (AP) course is designed to prepare students to take the AP exam given in May of each year. A score of
a 3, 4
or 5 on the AP exam will allow students to earn college credit in that specific course. By earning colleg
e credit students can
potentially save tuition fees when transferring credits to the college of their choice. All Advanced placement courses are
weighted

courses. Advanced Placement offerings include:


English Language and Composition AP

Calculus AP

AP E
uropean History


English Literature and Composition AP

Physics II AP

AP U.S. History


AP Latin

III

(Virgil)


Biology

II AP

AP
Government

(1 sem)


AP Spanish IV


AP Ma
croeconomics

(1 sem)





AP Psychology


Dual Credit Courses
: Students may earn high sch
ool credit and college credit for some courses (dual credit). At this time, there are
two universities DCHS is partnering with for dual credit; Vincennes University EXCEL program and IVY Tech Community College.

Credits earned through these two colleges m
ay transfer to other universities. In order for students to be enrolled in courses through
Vincennes EXCEL program, they have to take the Accuplacer test and meet admission requirements.
To be eligible for Ivy Tech
courses, students must meet requirement
s of the COMPASS test.
The dual credit offerings include:



Vincennes University EXCEL


Ivy Tech Community College


*English Language and Composition

Advanced Marketing 1
-
2



*Advanced Composition


*
English Composition (Engl 111)


*Chemistry II A
-
B


*Exp
osition and Persuasion (Engl 112)




*Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Comm 101)

*
weighted

courses


*Introduction to Sociology (Soci 111)




*Political Science (Pols 101)





















10


GENERAL INFORMATION ON CREDITS


1.

Home
-
bound credit



may be gra
nted only for courses taught by a home
-
bound teacher provided through the M.S.D. of Decatur
Township.

2.

Correspondence school credit



may be accepted from any institution accredited through the North Central Association.

3.

Online credit



may be earned
from an approved online program
such as Odyssey through DCHS, Indiana Online Academy, IU


Independent Studies, or Brigham Young University
.

4.

Night School credit



may be transferred to Decatur Central High School from an approved night school program.

5
.

Home School credit



may be granted if a student demonstrates competency on the final exam of a comparable course taught at
Decatur Central High School.

6
.

Post
-
Secondary credit



Rule 511 IAC 6
-
10 states in part, a student may,
upon approval of the scho
ol corporation
, enroll in
courses offered by an eligible institution on a full
-
time or part
-
time basis during grade 11 and grade 12. Upon successful
completion, students will receive high school as well as college credit.



The M.S.D. of Decatur Township
is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for students to meet their educational
needs, including the opportunity to participate in post
-
secondary credit classes, if the following criteria are met:

a.

The institution must be an accredited public

or private college or university located in Indiana that grants an associate or
bachelor degree.

b.

Each student who wishes to enroll in an eligible institution under the program must secure prior approval from the Director o
f
his or her small learning co
mmunity.

c.

Students must meet the prerequisites for each course taken at the eligible institution.

d.

Students and their parents must be responsible for providing their own transportation and for paying the costs of the post
-
secondary course(s).

e.

Stude
nts participating in post
-
secondary credit programs must be enrolled in a minimum of four (4) classes at Decatur
Central High School.

f.

A student is ineligible to participate in the program if participation would delay the student’s normal progress toward

high
school graduation.

g.

The student will be eligible to receive high school credit if credit is received from an approved post
-
secondary institution and
reflected on an official transcript. Students who wish to receive high school credit shall receive

prior approval from the
Director of their small learning community.


Dual Credit will be awarded as follows:




College credit hours

High School credit awarded




1


0.5




2


1.0




3


1.5




4
-
6


2.0



Credit Information
:

Multiple credits may not be e
arned for the same course unless the approved course description permits multiple credits to be awarded.
For example: a course such as Beginning Concert Band can be taken for
successive semesters

throughout high school and count for
credit each semester.

A course such as Algebra I can only count for credit one time, even if taken and passed more than one time.

Some courses have a limit to the number of credits that can be received by taking the course; 1) Elective Physical Education:

a
maximum of
6 cred
its
can be earned. This would include all Elective Physical Education courses; Advanced Physical Conditioning,
Racquet Sports, Aquatics, Dance and Aerobics, and Fitness Walking
;


2) ESL students may take ENL I and/or ENL II to count for up to a maximum o
f
4 credits

toward the English requirements for
graduation.

There are Math and Language Arts credits that do not count toward the credits required for graduation in English and Math, in
stead
they count for elective credit.

These courses include:
Developme
ntal Reading
,

Language Arts Lab
and Mathematics Lab.


Credit and Class Status
:

A

student’s class status is determined by the number of credits earned and by passing both semesters of the prior grade level o
f
English.

Freshman status


0


11 credits


NOTE:

A student’s class status will affect his or her

Sophomore status

12


23 credits and pass English 9 A and 9 B

ability to participate in grade specific activities, such

Junior status

24


35 credits and pass English 10 A and 10 B

as parking privileges,
homecoming activities, prom,

Sen
ior status 36+ c
redits and pass English 11 A and 11 B

as well as other privilege based opportunities.







11


Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank
:

Decatur Central uses a 4.00 system to determine GPA and class r
ank. Cumulative GPA and class rank are completed through eight (8)
semesters. At the end of each semester
, the class rank and GPA is calculated and the

the transcripts of all students are updated with
the final
semester
grade for each class
.


Valedictori
an and Salutatorian

The following is criteria for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian selection which will be implemented starting with the class
of 2012.

1.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian must earn an Academic Honors Diploma

2.

Grade Point Average (GPA) fo
r determining Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be based only on the 47 credits required for the


Academic Honors Diploma.

3.

If there are multiple Valedictorians, then there will be no Salutatorian.

4.

If there are 3 or more Valedictorians, then there
will be only one speech given at graduation (in this case, Valedictorians will


audition their speeches and a committee comprised of students and staff will determine who will give the Valedictorian speech
).


Grades/Grading System
:




Letter grades have a
ss
igned values (indicated below)


Grading Scale


Regular Grades

Weighted Grades




A

4.00


A

5.00

A

=

100
-

93



A
-

3.66


A
-

4.66

A
-

=

92

-

9
0



B+

3.33


B+

4.33

B+

=

89
-

87



B

3.00


B

4.00

B

=

86
-

83



B
-

2.66


B
-

3.66

B
-

=

82
-

80



C+

2.33


C+

3.
33

C+

=

79
-

77



C

2.00


C

3.00

C

=

76
-

73



C
-

1.66


C
-

2.66

C
-

=

72
-

70



D

1.00


D

2.00

D+

=

69
-

67



F

0.00


F

0.00

D

=

66
-

63








D
-

=

62
-

60








F

=

59
-

0


Weighted Courses
:


English 9 Honors A
-
B

Biology I Honors A
-
B

Geometry Honors 1
-
2


English 10 Honors A
-
B

Biology II A
-
B (AP)

Algebra II Honors A
-
B


English Language & Comp
-
EXCEL


Chemistry II A
-
B
-
EXCEL


Pre
-
Calculus Honors 1
-
2


Advanced Composition
-
EXCEL

Physics II A
-
B (AP)

Calculus 1
-
2 (AP)


English Language & Comp (AP)

World History

Honors 1
-
2

Advanced Eng/Lang Arts, College Credit


English Literature & Comp (AP)

US History 1
-
2 (AP)

Advanced Speech, College Credit



Spanish IV A
-
B (AP)



Government

(AP)

Advanced Math, College Credit


Latin III (AP)



Ma
croeconomics (AP)

Advanced Sci
ence, College Credit



Latin IV Honors A
-
B



Psychology (AP)

Advanced Social Studies, College Credit


Honor Roll

In order to obtain Honor Roll status a student must complete a minimum of six (6) classes per semester with a 3.0 grade point

average.
A grade

point average of 3.5 or above is High Honor Roll. Students who have a grade of a “D” or “F” on their report card are
not
eligible for the Honor Roll. Honor Roll is computed at the end of each semester.


Graduation Information
:

A student must
be within 2

credits of meeting
all graduation requirements to be eligible to participate in graduation ceremony.
Graduation practice is a
mandatory

activity; any student missing the practice will not be allowed to participate in the cer
emony. Any
student who has
ob
ligations (financial or otherwise) to teachers or the school

and have not
cleared
the obligation
prior to graduation
,
will not

be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.


NOTE: Students who
lack more than two

credits from earning

all required
credits for graduation,
will not

earn a diploma whether
they have passed the
both ECA tests

or not and
will not

be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.


Transcript Information

Current students may receive a copy of their transcript from
the secretary of their small learning community. They can also go online
at
www.docufide.com

and use the
Docufide

transcript system to request a transcript be sent to another school or college.







12


schedule p
LANn
ING I
NFORMATION


In preparation for the process of making next year’s schedule, students should examine their transcripts and complete the cre
dit
checklist to see what courses are needed. The required courses for each grade level will be pre
-
loaded into the on
line scheduling
program. It will be necessary for students to determine what elective courses they want to take. Not only will the student
need to
select elective courses to fill his or her schedule, alternate elective classes need to be chosen as well.

A minimum of 6 alternate
elective choices need to be selected in case other choices are not available.


COURSE LISTINGS BY DEPARTMENT


Business

0200




Family and Consumer Sciences

2000



Business Foundations 1
-
2

0220 0225


9
-
12


Interpersonal Relatio
nships

2010


9
-
12

Marketing Foundations 1
-
2

0550 0555

11


Orientation to Life and Careers

2030


9
-
12

Advanced Marketing 1
-
2

0560 0565

12


Personal and Family Finance

2040


9
-
12

Marketing Field Experience Co
-
op 1
-
2

Per 8 only

0571 0572


12


Child Deve
lopment and Parenting

2050


9
-
12


Per 7 & 8

0573 0574


12


Human Development and Family Wellness

2060


9
-
12

English

1000







English 9 A
-
B

1010 1015


9


Fine Arts

3000







*
Introduction to Two
-
Dimensional Art

3010


9
-
12

***English 9 A
-
B
(ICE o
nly) Dramatic Lit

1010 DL

1015 DL


9


*
Painting 1

3015


9
-
12

*
*BioLit

(
New Tech only
)

1036 1037



*
Painting 2

3020

10
-
12

English 9 Honors A
-
B

1030 1035


9


*
Painting 3

3030

10
-
12

English 10 A
-
B

1060 1065


1
0


*
Painting 4

3040

10
-
12

**
Humanities A
-
B


(
ICE only
)

1080 1085


10


*
Painting 5

3050

10
-
12

*
*Global Studies 10 (

New Tech only
)

1090 1095


10


*
Ceramics 1
*
Ceramics 2

3060 3065

10
-
12

English 10 Honors A
-
B

1070 1075


10


*
Drawing

3070

10
-
12

English 11 A
-
B

1120 1125


1
1


*
Introduction to Three
-
Dimensional Art

3090

10
-
12

**English 11 A
-
B
(ICE only) Film Lit

1120 FL

1125 FL


11


*
Fine Arts Connection

3080


12

**American Studies 11
(New Tech only)

1130 1135


11


*
Visual Communications

3100

10
-
12

English 12 A
-
B

1210

1215


12


*Photography

3105

11
-
12

English Language & Composition AP

1140 1145


11


**
Humanities
Art
A
-
B

(
ICE only
)

3120 3125


10

English Literature & Composition AP

1270 1275


12


Beginning Chorus 1
-
2

3310 3315


9
-
12

English Language & Composit
ion

-

Advanced Composition
EXCEL

1230 1240


12


Intermediate Chorus 1
-
2

3320 3325

10
-
12

Speech 1
-
2

1310 1315


9
-
12


Intermediate Chorus Girls (Expressions) 1
-
2

3340 3345

10
-
12

*
Creative Writing

1 *Creative Writing 2

1330 1335

10
-
12


Advanced Chorus

(Goldenaires) 1
-
2

3330 3335

10
-
12

*
Journalism

1350


9
-
12


Beginning Concert Band 1
-
2

3210 3215


9
-
12

Student Publications: Newspaper

1360 1365

10
-
12


Advanced Concert Band 1
-
2

3220 3225


9
-
12

Student Publications: Yearbook

1370 1375

10
-
12


Jazz En
semble 1
-
2

3230 3235

11
-
12

Library Media

(
New Tech only)

1385 1386


9


Instrumental Ensemble 1
-
2

3240 3245


9
-
12

Adv Library Media
(New Tech only)

1387 1388

10
-
12


Dance Performance 1
-
2

3250 3255


9
-
12

Developmental Reading

1
-
2

1810 1815


9
-
12


Musi
c History and Appreciation *1
and/or

*
2

3360 3365


9
-
12


English as a New Language I

1510 1515


9
-
12


*
Theatre Arts 1
and/or


*
Theatre Arts 2

3410 3415


9
-
12

English as a New Language II

1520 1525


9
-
12


***Theatre Arts 1
-
2
(ICE o
nly) Dramatic Lit

3410 DL

3415 DL


9





*Theatre Productions 1
and/or

*
Theatre Productions 2

3440 3445


9
-
12





Advanced Theatre Arts 1
-
2

3420 3425

11
-
12





13


Foreign Language

4000




*
Earth and Space Science I A

8070

10
-
12

Spanish I A
-
B

4110 4115


9
-
12


*
Earth and Space Science I B

8075

10
-
12

Spanish II A
-
B

4120 4125

1
0
-
12


Advanced Environmental Science A
-
B

8090 8095

11
-
12

Spanish III A
-
B

4130 4135

11
-
12



Physics I A
-
B

8110 8115

10
-
12

Spanish IV A
-
B (AP)

4140 4145


12


**Physics w/ Trans
/Comm Systems
(New Tech only)

8130 8135

10
-
11

Latin I A
-
B

4210 4215


9
-
12


Physics II A
-
B (AP)

8120 8125

11
-
12

Latin II A
-
B

4220 4225

10
-
12


Chemistry I A
-
B

8050 8055

10
-
12

Latin III A
-
B (AP)

4230 4235

11
-
12


Integrated Chemistry
-
Physics A
-
B

808
0 8085

10

Latin IV A
-
B Honors

4240 4245

11
-
12


Chemistry II


A
-
B

(EXCEL)

8065

11
-
12





Chemistry II Lab (EXCEL)

8066

11
-
12

Health and Physical Education


5000



Introduction to Health Care Systems I
-
II

8220 8225


9
-
12

*
Physical Education 1

(Girl
s / Boys)

5000 5001

9
-
12


Principles of Biomedical Sciences
(PLTW)

8280 8285


9
-
11

*
Physical Education 2

(Girls / Boys)

5005 5006

9
-
12


Human Body Systems
(PLTW)

8290 8295

10
-
12

*
Elective PE (Aquatics)

5010

10
-
12


Medical Intervention
(PLTW)

8300
8305

11
-
12

*
Elective PE (Dance & Aerobics)

5020

11
-
12


Science Research
(PLTW)

8310 8315

11
-
12

*
Elective PE (Racquet Sports)

5030

1
1
-
12





*Elective PE (Fitness Walking)

5040

10
-
12


Social Studies

9000



*
Health and Wellness

5300

10
-
12


World Histo
ry & Civilization 1
-
2

9010 9015


9

Elective PE (Adv. Physical Conditioning)

5420 5425

10
-
12


***World History & Civil 1
-
2
(ICE only) Dramatic Lit

9010 DL
9015 DL


9





World History & Civilization Honors 1
-
2

9130 9135


9

Mathematics

7000




Geogr
aphy and History of the World
(
CHOICE
only

)


9180 9185


9

Algebra I A Year

7020 7021


9


*Global Studies

(
New Tech only
)

9160 9161


10

Algebra I A Year
(ICE only)

7020I 7021I



European History 1
-
2 (AP)

9060 9065


10

Algebra I B Ye
ar

7022 7023



United States History 1
-
2

9110 9115


11

Algebra I B Year
(ICE only)

7022I 7023I


9
-
10


**United States History 1
-
2
(ICE only) Film Lit

9110 FL
9115 FL


11

Algebra I A
-
B

7030 7035


9
-
12


*
*
American Studies (
New Tech only)

9150 91
55


11

Geometry 1
-
2

7150 7155


9
-
12


United States History 1
-
2 (AP)

9100 9105


11

Geometry Honors 1
-
2

7040 7045


9


*
Economics

9040


12

*
*
Geometry

w
/IED

(
New Tech only
)

7160 7165


9
-
11


*
Macroeconomics (AP)

9042


12

Algebra II A
-
B

7120 7125

10
-
12


*
United States Government

9090


12

Algebra II Honors A
-
B

7130 7135

10


*Government (AP)

9091


12

Probability and Statistics 1
-
2

7210 7215

11
-
12


World Geography 1
-
2

9120 9125

10
-
12

Pre
-
Calculus 1
-
2

7220 7225

11
-
12


Law Education 1
-
2

9050 9055

1
0
-
12

Pre
-
Calculus Honors 1
-
2

7230 7235


11


*
Psychology

9070

10
-
12

Calculus 1
-
2 (AP)

7240 7245


12


Psychology
1
-
2
(AP)

9075 9076

11
-
12

Business Math 1
-
2

7310 7315


12


*
Sociology

9080

10
-
12






*
Topics in History

(Civil War)
Sem 1

9170

10
-
12

Science

8000




*Topics in History (History vs Hollywood)
Sem 1

9171

10
-
12

Biology I A
-
B

8010 8015


9


*Topics in History (WWII)
Sem 2

9172

10
-
12

*
*BioLit (
New Tech only
)

8018 8019


9


*Topics in History (The Art of War
) Sem 2

9173

10
-
12

Bio
logy I Honors A
-
B

8000 8005


9


*Current Events 1
and/or

*Current Events 2

9175 9176

10
-
12

Anatomy & Physiology A
-
B

8020 8025

10
-
12





Zoology A
-
B

8030 8035

10
-
12





Biology II (AP)

8016 8017

11
-
12
















14


Engineering & Technology Education

6000



Multidisciplinary



*
Communication Systems

6010


9
-
12



Cadet Teaching Experience

2070 2075


12

*Communication Systems
(EDGE only)

6010E


9



(^)
College Readiness Center


11
-
12

Computers in Design & Production
Systems 1
-
2

6040 6045

10
-
12



(^)
JAG


11
-
12

Design Processes 1
-
2

6080 6085

10
-
12



(^)
Peer Tutoring


10
-
12


*
*
Comm/Trans

Systems w/ Physics



(
New Tech only
)

6130 6135

10
-
11





*
Technology Systems

6160


9
-
12





*
Technology Enterprises

6165

10
-
12





*
Technology & Societ
y

6170

10
-
12





Introduction to Engineering Design 1
-
2
(PLTW)

6250 6255


9
-
12





Principles of Engineering 1
-
2
(PLTW)

6260 6265

10
-
12





Computer Integrated Manufacturing


(PLTW)

6270 6275

11
-
12





*
*
IED

w
/Geometry

(
New Tech

only
)

6046 60
47


9
-
11





DCTV 1
-
2

1

period

.
2

period
s


6140 6145

6041 6046

10
-
12





DCTV 3
-
4

1

period

.
2

period
s


6150 6155

6051 6056

11
-
12













(^) course must be assigned by director







* 1 semester class







*
*

double
-
blocked class (2 periods)







***triple
-
blocked class (3 periods)















































15


LEARNING INSTITUTES


Learning institutes are an important source of coursework that serve to strengt
hen the curricula of each small learning community.
Since advanced level courses such as AP Calculus and courses like band and choir cannot be offered in all communities, these
courses
will be offered through Learning Institutes. All students can enroll
in these courses
,

therefore these classes will be

composed of
students from other small learning communities.


Learning Institute Courses


Business Foundations 1
-
2

Introduction to 2D Art

Chemistry I A
-

B

Marketing 1
-
2


Introduction to 3D Art

Chemistry II /
Lab A
-
B
-
EXCEL

Advanced Marketing

1
-
2

Ceramics 1 & 2

Physics I A
-
B

English 9 Honors A
-
B

Painting 1
-

5

Integrated Chemistry
-
Physics A
-
B

English 10 Honors A
-
B

Theatre Arts 1 & 2

AP Physics II A
-
B

English Language and Composition
-
EXCEL

Advanced Theatre Arts
1
-
2

Advanced Environmental Science A
-
B

Advanced Composition
-
EXCEL

Theatre Productions 1 & 2

Earth Space Science I A
-
B

AP English Language and Composition

Music History & Appreciation 1 & 2

Introduction to Health Care Systems I
-
II

AP English Literature and
Composition

Photography

Principles of Biomedical Science
(PLTW)

Newspaper


AP

Latin I
-
II A
-
B

Human Body Systems
(PLTW)

Yearbook


AP Latin III A
-
B

Medical Intervention
(PLTW)

Creative Writing


Latin IV Honors A
-
B

Science Research (PLTW)

Speech

1
-
2


Spanish

I
-
II A
-
B

World History Honors 1
-
2

Interpersonal Relationships

AP Spanish IV A
-
B

AP European History 1
-
2

Orientation to Life and Careers

Geometry Honors 1
-
2

AP US History 1
-
2

Personal and Family Finance

Algebra II Honors A
-
B

AP
Government

Human Development

and Family Wellness

Probability and Statistics 1
-
2

AP Macroeconomics

Child Development and Parenting

Pre
-
Calculus Honors 1
-
2

AP Psychology

Beginning Concert Band

AP Calculus 1
-
2

Current Events

Advanced Concert Band

Business Math 1
-
2


Topics in History

Jaz
z Ensemble


Physical Education 1
-
2

World Geography 1
-
2

Instrumental Ensemble

Advanced Physical Conditioning

Communication Systems

Beginning Chorus

Aquatic Training


Technology Systems

Intermediate Chorus

Dance and Aerobics

Technology Enterprises


Intermedi
ate Chorus Girls (Expressions)

Fitness Walking


DCTV 1
-

4

Advanced Chorus (Goldenaires)

Racquet Sports

Design Processes 1
-
2

Dance Performance

Biology I Honors A
-
B


Computer in Design & Prod Systems 1
-
2

JAG


Anatomy and Physiology A
-
B


Intro to Engineering

Design 1
-
2
(PLTW)

College Readiness Center

Zoology A
-
B

Principles of Engineering 1
-
2
(PLTW)

Cadet Teaching Experience

AP Biology II A
-
B


Comp Integrated Manufacturing
(PLTW)


























16


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BY DEPARTMENT



BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPAR
TMENT


Business Math counts for Math graduation requirement credits and is only available to 12
th

grade students who are on track for
graduation.


Successful completion of Advanced Marketing 2 (2
nd

semester) will fulfill the graduation requirement of
Econ
omics
.



BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS 1
-
2

0220 / 0225



Grades 9
-
12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD elective

Prerequisite:

none

This course is a study of business practices that are applicable to all students. Topics include the relationship of th
e business world
with all citizens, including banking, personal money management, wise use of credit and insurance. The course provides a
background for the study of more advanced business courses and is a good general education for all students regardles
s of their
occupational plans or further study beyond high school.


BUSINESS MATH 1
-
2

7310 / 7315

Grade 12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD elective

Prerequisite:

Algebra I A
-
B recommended

This course is designed to prepare students as consume
rs in society. Topics include mathematical operations related to accounting,
banking and finance, marketing, and management. The content includes mathematical operations related to accounting, banking,

and
finance, marketing, and management. This course
may fulfill up to two credits of the minimum Math graduation requirement for a
general diploma
.
This class is only available to seniors who are on track for graduation

with a general diploma
.


MARKETING FOUNDATIONS 1
-
2

0550 / 0555







Grade 11

2 semeste
rs

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD elective

Prerequisite:

none

This course provides a basic introduction to the scope and importance of marketing in the global economy. Topics include the
role of
marketing, its functions, consumer motivations, sales c
areer opportunities, advertising, promotion, selling, distribution, management,
and purchasing and owning your own business.



ADVANCED MARKETING 1
-
2

0560 / 0565




Grade 12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD elective

Prerequisites:

Marketin
g Foundations 1
-
2 and instructor approval

Advanced Marketing 1
-
2 is an on
-
the
-
job training program designed for those students to gain in
-
depth experience in all fields of
marketing and distribution. The student is enrolled for one period per day for the
related class, which covers information needed for
them to be successful employees. All students are employed on
-
the
-
job for at least 15 hours per week.


Successful completion of 2
nd

semester of Advanced Marketing will fulfill the graduation requirement
of
Economics
.

Students may be able to earn Ivy Tech credit
for this course.


MARK
ETING FIELD EXPERIENCE/CO
-
OP 1
-
2


P
er 8 only 0571 / 0572 (
1 credit per sem)




Per 7 & 8 0573 / 0574 (2 credits per sem)





Per 6


8 05
73 / 0574
(2 credits per sem)

Grade 12

2 semesters

1


2 credits per semester

Core 40/AHD elective

Prerequisites:

Marketing Foundations 1
-
2 and instructor approval

Concurrent enrollment in Advanced Marketing 1
-
2 is required. This course provides oppor
tunities for students enrolled in Advanced
Marketing 1
-
2 to gain “real world” attitudes, skills, and knowledge through employment experiences. Students involved in work
experiences outside of school may be eligible for early release time.
Students must c
hoose the proper course number to determine the
number of class periods to be scheduled
(see course numbers and periods above)














17


ENGLISH DEPARTMENT


There are a variety of levels and types of English courses offered to meet the needs interests of al
l students. Their current English
teacher will recommend their students for the appropriat
e level of English
.
Students selecting Honors level courses must have either
participated in the GATE/high ability program or have teacher recommendation
. Students

must earn 8 credits in English to

meet
graduation requirements.

During the
senior

year, students have choices of several different courses to meet the senior English
requirement for graduation denoted by a

. Courses that count toward graduation requirem
ent credit are denoted by an *.


Diploma Requirements


General Diploma

8 credits

Core 40 Diploma

8 credits


Academic Honors Diploma

8 credits

English 9 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 9 A
-
B (2 credits)


English 9 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 10 A
-
B (2 cre
dits)

English 10 A
-
B (2 credits)


English 10 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 11 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 11 A
-
B (2 credits)


English 11 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 12 A
-
B (2 credits)

English 12 A
-
B (2 credits)


English 12 A
-
B (2 credits)



or substitute senior
English



or substitute senior English





*ENGLISH 9 A
-
B

1010 / 1015





Grade 9

2 semesters


1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Literature will include the basic genres and an intense literary terminology study. Freshman writing will help students

expand the
kernel sentence through the writing of paragraphs and short papers of narration, description, cause and effect, exposition, a
nd extended
definition. Elements of research will be introduced.


DRAMATIC LITERATURE

(ICE only)


1010DL / 1015DL

G
rade 9

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Dramatic Literature is required for freshman in the I.C.E. Academy. This course covers the standards of English 9 A
-
B
and is
integrated with World History, and Theatre Arts. Students study the
fundamentals of language arts through the study of how over the
ages different societies have influenced how people produced drama and literature. Students will gain skills in writing, rea
ding, verbal
communication and vocabulary through analyzing world h
istory, dramatic art, and literature.

This course is a triple
-
block class
covering three periods.


BIOLIT


(
New Tech only
)



1036 / 1037

Grade 9


2 semesters





1 credit per semester


Core 40/AHD course

Students will integrate Biology and Literature
concepts through a combination of reading, discussions, labs, and group projects.


Some
possible projects include exploring the ethics of genetic engineering, learning about the way that bacteria develops resistan
ce to
antibiotics, predicting the inheritan
ce of genetic diseases, and proposing solutions to certain environmental problems.


Biology I and
English 9 Indiana standards provide the framework for these projects.

This is a double
-
blocked class covering two class periods
.


*ENGLISH 9 HONORS A
-
B




Gr
ade 9

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course


Prerequisites:

participation in the GATE/high ability program or teacher recommendation


Emphasis is given to the study of grammar, themes in literature, and research techniques, culminating in
a literary research project,
which will utilize a variety of research resources.


*ENGLISH 10 A
-
B

1060 / 1065




Grade 10

2 semesters


1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

This course merges grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and vocabulary with a fo
cus on application to future careers. This approach
to communications will prepare students to enter the work force or attend a college or vocational school.


*ENGLISH 10 HONORS A
-
B




Grade 10

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course


Prereq
uisites:

participation in the GATE/high ability program or teacher recommendation


Emphasis is given to the study of grammar, themes in literature, and research techniques, culminating in a literary research
project,
which will utilize a variety of resea
rch resources.










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HUMANITIES A
-
B
(ICE only)

1080 / 1085

Grade 10

2 semesters

1 credit per semester


Core 40/AHD course

Humanities is required of

Sophomores in the I.C.E. Academy. This class covers the standards of English 10 A
-
B

and is integrated
with
Introduction to 2D Art and Painting 1
.
In Humanities English, students will study how different cultures express themselves
through art. Students will study how different groups of people over the ages have produced and responded to art.
Students will g
ain

skills in writing, reading, verbal communication, and vocabulary through analyzing art and literature.

This course is a double
-
block
class covering two class periods.


GLOBAL STUDIES

(New Tech only)


1090 / 1095

Grade 10

2 semesters



1 credit per se
mester


Core 40/AHD course

This course engages student in the study of physical and cultural geography by using history to examine current global issues
. This
course covers the Indiana Standards for 10
th

grade Language Arts and Geography and History of th
e World.

This is a double
-
block
class covering two class periods.


*ENGLISH 11 A
-
B

1120 / 1125




Grade 11

2 semesters


1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

This course is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for jobs in technical fields.

Curriculum involves skill enhancement in
technical writing, speaking, grammar, and technical research in addition to readings in classical and technical areas.


FILM LITERATURE

(ICE Only)

1120FL / 1125FL

Grade 11

2 semesters

1 credit per semester


Core 4
0/AHD course

This class will be taken by
Juniors in the I.C.E. Academy. Through this class, students will learn grammatical and literature concepts
through the historical study of film. This class covers the standards of English 11 A
-
B and is integrated
with U.S. History.
The course
is a double
-
block class covering two class periods.


AMERICAN STUDIES


(New Tech only)


1030 / 1035

Grade

11

2 semesters



1 credit per semester


Core 40/AHD course

This course engages students in the study of America’s plac
e in the world, both historically and currently. This course covers the
Indiana Standards for 11
th

Grade Language Arts and
American History
.

This course is a double
-
block class covering two class
periods.


*ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION, Advanced Plac
ement


1140 / 1145

Grade 11

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisites:

English 9 A
-
B, English 10 A
-
B, and teacher

recommendation

This course is based on the content established by the College Board. This course focuses on the de
velopment of understanding
rhetorical devices used in a variety of writing styles, focusing on non
-
fiction and American literature. Students write extensively in a
variety of modes with an emphasis on persuasion through the use of ethos, pathos, and logos
.


*ENGLISH 12 A
-
B

1210 / 1215





Grade 12

2 semesters


1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

This course is designed to provide the non
-
college bound student with basic communication skills of speaking, listening and writing in
the real world. A car
eer unit and the writing of resumes will be included. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of our
literary heritage, through the study of representative writings.


*ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION, Advanced Placement


1270 / 1275

Grade 1
2

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisites:

English 9 A
-
B, 10 A
-
B, 11 A
-
B, and teacher recommendation

This course is based on the content established by the College Board. Students will critically analyze the structure,
style, and themes
of a representative literature from various genres and periods. Students will also describe the use of elements of language s
uch as
figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Students will write well
-
developed and organized essays
that are clear, coherent
and persuasive in nature.














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*ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
-

EXCEL



Grade 12

1 semester

1 credit (1
st

semester)

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisites:

English 9 A
-
B, 10 A
-
B, 11 A
-
B, SAT Reading score of 420 or higher, P
SAT Verbal score of 42 or higher


ACT Verbal Score of 18 or higher, Accuplacer scores of 89 in Reading Comprehension and 80 in Sentence


Skills, Cost: $25.00 per semester hour

English Language and Composition is a dual credit class with credit offered as

one semester of senior English for the high school level
and three semester credit hours offered through the Excel Program of Vincennes University. This class is the equivalent of E
nglish
101 at the university level with a “C” or better needed for transf
er credit.

Centered on the six modes of writing, the most concentrated being persuasion, essays serve as models for each of the modes st
udied.
This class is designed to give the formal groundwork needed for writing skills at the university level.


*ADVAN
CED COMPOSITION

-

EXCEL




Grade 12

1 semester

1 credit (2
nd

semester)

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisite:

English 9 A
-
B, 10 A
-
B, 11 A
-
B, successful completion of English Language and Composition
-

EXCEL

This course is designed for seniors who plan to go on

to post high school education. Students write papers, which include narration,
compare/contrast, process, argument, and critical analysis. In addition, students review the methods of research, and then w
rite
research papers. Students also develop short

essay skills through journals. This course uses a college level textbook for essay models.
This course will be offered as a second semester of senior English opposite of English Language and Composition.


*ENGLISH 111 (Ivy Tech)


1940

Grade 12

1 semest
er

1 high school credit/3 college credits per semester


Prerequisite:

Compass Test score of 80+ in Reading and 70+ in Writing

This English course can substitute for one semester of senior English
. This course is offered through the Professor on Loan Progr
am
through Ivy Tech.

(This course will take up either 2 AM
class periods
one

day a week or 3 PM class periods two
day
s

a week)



*ENGLISH 112 (Ivy Tech)


1945


Grade 12

1 semester

1 high school credit/3 college credits per semester

Prerequisite:

Compass
Test score of 80+ in Reading and 70+ in Writing

This English course can substitute for one semester of senior English
. This course is offered through the Professor on Loan Program
through Ivy Tech.
(This course will take up either 2 AM class periods
one

day a week or 3 PM class periods two days a week)


ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE I

1510 / 1515

Grades 9
-
12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

English as a New Language (ENL) provides Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students with instruction in English that w
ould
improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on helping students to function w
ithin the
regular school setting and within an English
-
speaking society. Students are placed in either ENL I or II based on t
heir language
proficiency test scores.


A maximum of four (4) credits of ESL may be earned to count toward English graduation requirements.


ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE II

1520 / 1525

Grades 9
-
12

2 semesters


1 credit per semester


English as a New Langu
age (ENL) provides Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students with instruction in English that would
improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on helping students to function w
ithin the
regular school setti
ng and within an English
-
speaking society. Students are placed in either ENL I or II based on their language
proficiency test scores.


A maximum of four (4) credits may be earned to count toward English graduation requirements.



ENGLISH

DEPARTMENT

(EL
ECTIVES)


CREATIVE WRITING 1 or 2

1330 / 1335

Grades 10
-
12

1 or 2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisite:

English 9 A
-
B

This course provides students with ample opportunities to combine literary creativity with the discipline of wr
itten discourse. The
concept of the manipulation of language to convey ideas, feelings, moods and visual images should be the basis of the course.

Students become familiar with standard literary elements through the reading and study of published prose a
nd poetry and are taught
to use those elements in their own writing. Additionally, students learn strategies for evaluating and responding to their o
wn writing
and the writing of others in a peer
-
sharing component. In this peer
-
sharing component, student
s receive specific training in providing
constructive, substantive feedback, while role
-
playing as likely readers of each creative work. Representative models of literary
excellence may also be studied.

1
st

semester

topic
s
:
Fict
i
on and Non
-
Fiction writing



2
nd


semester

topic
s
:
Poetry and Screen Plays






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JOURNALISM


1350







Grades 9
-
12

1 semester

1 credit

Prerequisite:

none

This course is a study of the art of journalism and the profession of journalists. Students study responsible use of mass me
dia
including legal and social responsibilities involved in newspaper publications, the ethics of accurate and fair reporting, an
d
fundamentals of feature, news, sports and editorial writing. Newspaper production and editorial skills are gained as student
s begin
limited work on the school newspaper.


SPEECH

1
-
2


1310 / 1315




Grades 9
-
12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Core 40/AHD course

Prerequisite:

none

This course is designed to increase a student’s skill in all areas of oral communication. The are
as major areas studied include body
language, listening skills, techniques in speech, discussion skills, debate skills, and oral interpretation skills. While st
udying these
areas of communication, the student will also be applying skills in research, outl
ining, reasoning, and organization. Students will
make different types of oral presentations including: (1) viewpoint, (2) instructional, (3) demonstration, (4) informative, (
5)
persuasive, and (6) impromptu.


STUDENT PUBLICATIONS; NEWSPAPER

1360 / 136
5

Grades 10
-
12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Prerequisites:

Journalism or instructor approval

This two
-
semester course emphasizes the journalism principles and fundamentals learned in Journalism in addition to layout, design,
and typography. Actual
journalism experiences are gained through production of the school newspaper and furnishing news and
feature materials for the local press.


STUDENT PUBLICATIONS; YEARBOOK

1370 / 1375


Grades 10
-
12

2 semesters

1 credit per semester

Prerequisites:

Journa
lism or instructor approval

This one or two
-
semester course emphasizes yearbook fundamentals such as layout, design, and typography and production
procedures in advertising and editorial areas. The course includes the practical application of publication
techniques and a wide range
of school
-
community public relations activities.


LIBRARY MEDIA
(New Tech only)


1385 / 1386

Grade 9

2 semesters



1 credit per semester