2013 Course Catalog for Royal ISD Students grades 6 – 12 and ...

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Royal Independent School District
















2012


2013







Course
Catalog


for Royal ISD Students grades 6


12 and beyond

Course Catalog for Junior and Senior High Schools

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The course selection booklets for the junior
high school and high school have been combined in order to
give a broad view of the secondary

program. The information provided in this publication is designed to
assist students and parents in planning and making choices for the

student’s high school care
er. The
most current Course
Catalog can be found on the Royal

ISD website. Information found in this printed

version is current as of
February

201
2
.

Based on

graduation requirements and preliminary post
-
high
school plans, a personalized

graduation plan is

developed in a team effort by the student, parents, and
the school.


Students and parents may review this graduation plan

by contacting the appropriate counselor at:


Royal

Jr. High

School

(281)
934
-
2241

Royal

High

School

(281)
934
-
2215

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Table

of Contents

The Junior High School Program



Course of Study Grades 6


8


32



Course Designations



32



High School Credit Courses


33

High School Graduation Requirements

Selection of Courses for Next Year

How to Use this Planning Guide


4



College Entrance Requirements



12



Earning College Credit in High School


12

Preparing to be “College Ready”



Language Arts




34



Math





36



Science





37



Social Studies




38



Athletics





39



PE






39



Electives





39



English





17



Communication Applications


18



Math
ematics




18



Science





19



Social Studies / Economics


21



Other
Languages




23



Fine Arts





24



Health





25



Physical Education / Athletics


25



General Electives




26



C
areer & Technical Education (CTE)

26



Local Options




31



Other Options




31

Selecting Courses for Next Year



15

Catalog of Courses: Junior High



Credits Needed to Graduate


6



Course Designations



7



4


Year Plan Worksheets



9



Ways to Earn High School Credit


10

Catalog of Courses: Senior High

Introduction

Career Workplace Preparation



Career and Technical
Education



14

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How To Use This Planning Guide

Planning Your High
School Program

You have
the

opportunity to make some decisions that will influence your future. Planning your high
school program is an i
mportant process
. This process does not
need to be overwhelming, but s
hould be taken
seriously. Keep in mind that the decisions you make with regard to your high school program will affect the rest
of your life.

To plan for your future,

y
ou should try to find courses that meet your needs and that prepare you for
potential
careers of interest
.
In
Royal ISD, there are

various

programs designed to prepare students for post
-
high
school experiences: college, business or technical school, fine arts, and immediate employment. These programs
allow you to choose the one that is bes
t suited to your needs.

On the following pages are the graduation requirements and the graduation plans available to you
,

as well
as information about career planning. In the Catalog of Courses, pages
17

to
31

for high school and pages
34

to
41

for junior
high school, you will find a description of the courses offered along with information on prerequisites
or grade level placement. A worksheet for your four
-
year plan

will assist you in making sure that you include the
necessary courses for the graduation p
lan you select.


Junior High Students and Parents:


o

Review the Junior High Course of Study on page
32
.

o

Study the content and requirements for the core and elective courses available

for your grade level on
page 32
.

o

Think about your future goals for high s
chool and college. Consider the examples of ways to earn high
school credit while in ju
nior high school on page 33
.

o

Make a final decision about the courses you plan to take for next year. Complete the Course Selection
process provided by your campus to ind
icate your requests for next year and submit it by the required
deadline.


High School Students and Parents:


o

Review the g
raduation requirements on page 5. Review the 4
-
Year Plan that you have completed and/or
review records of the high school courses you
have already taken.

o

Think about your post
-
secondary education plans and career goals. Decide which college and/or
articulated credit opportunities you might want to pursue in high school. For information about

o

Ways to potentially earn college credit
,

see p
age
12
.

o

Career

preparation courses, see page 14
.

o

Review the formats in which core courses are offered on pages
7

-

8
.

o

Up
date your 4
-
Year
P
lan as needed.

o

Choose courses for next year’s schedule that support your 4
-
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o

Complete the
course s
election
p
rocess that was issued by your campus and submit it by the required
deadline.


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Graduation Course Requirements

Graduation
Requirements

All students must plan to complete the 26
-
credit Recommended High School Program or 26
-
credit Distinguished
Achievement Program. All students enter high school on the RHSP or DAP. Students must meet eligibility
criteria before
consideration is given to selection of the Minimum High School Program. Placement on MHSP is
restricted and requires school, parent and student approval. Contact the counseling office at your campus if
additional information is needed.


Beginning with the
Freshman class of 2011
-
2012, a student must earn a passing score on 12 End
-
of
-
Course tests
in the core areas of English, math, science, and social studies, as well as passing cumulative scores in each core
area. Additional information on STAAR EOC is poste
d on the RISD website and procedures related to EOC will
be shared with students as needed.


Students who enrolled as 9th graders prior to 2011
-

2012 must pass their classes as well as all four sections of the
Exit Level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and S
kills (TAKS) in order to receive a diploma and graduate from a
Texas public high school. The Exit Level TAKS includes math, science, social studies, and English language
arts. These tests are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, whi
ch are the curriculum
standards that teachers use as the basis for instruction. Students first take the Exit Level TAKS in the spring of
their junior year. Students will have five opportunities prior to their graduation to take and pass the four Exit
Leve
l TAKS tests; however, passing these tests in their junior year is preferable.


Class Standing

Students are classified by the number of academic credits they have earned at the beginning of the school
year.


Freshmen Entering High School

in the Fall of 2007 & thereafter


Grade




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Royal ISD Programs For Completing High School

Freshmen Entering High School

Fall of 2007 and
Later


Course

26 Credit
Recommended High
School (RHSP)*

26 Credit
Distinguished
Achievement (DAP)**

English Language Arts*

4.0

4.0

Mathematics*

4.0
1

4.0
1

Science*

4.0
2

4.0
2

Social Studies*

3.5
3

3.5
3

Economics*

0.5

0.5

Physical Education
4

1.0

1.0

Health Education
5

0.5

0.5

Lang. Other Than English
6

2.0

3.0

Fine Arts*
7

1.0

1.0

Communication Applications
8

0.5

0.5

Electives/Additional Components*

5.0
9

4.0
9

Total Program

26.0

26.0


Note: Students who entered ninth (9
th
)
grade in years prior to those specified above will follow the

graduation program in effect the year they entered high school or
they may choose to complete graduation

programs approved in subsequent years and may earn the appropriate seal on their transcri
pts.


Students must meet state assessment standards in addition to earning credits in order to earn a diploma
.

Requirements differ for Freshmen 2007
-
2010 and Freshmen 2011 and thereafter.


*College Board Advanced Placement courses may be substituted in
appropriate areas.

**Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP)

In addition to earning the required credits in the 26 credit DAP column above; a student must submit four advanced

measures as outlined in
Royal

ISD Regulation
EIF. Students should contact their
school counselor for detailed

information.

DAP advanced measures as defined in
Royal

ISD are listed below:

AP test score of 3 or above






1
-
4 measures

IB test score of 4 or above






1
-
4 measures

Qualifying PSAT score based on 11th grade results




1

measure

College course with a final grade of 3.0 (A or B grade)




1
-
4 measures

Articulated course (ATC) with a final grade of 3.0 (A or B grade)



1
-
2 measures

Original Research/Project
-

Transfer students may petition for this measure

if they


docu
ment that their former district approved this option and they

have either


completed or are in the process of completing the research/project


1 measure

For DAP, IPC can
not be used as a science credit and the fourth math credit must have Algebra II as

a prerequisite.

Freshmen who enter 2011
-
2012 must also earn
state qualifying scores on the STAAR EOC for English III and

Algebra II to meet DAP standards.


Course Footnotes:

1
Must consist of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and one of these:

(A) Pre
Calculus; AP Stat, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, Topics in Mathematics or Dual Credit

College Math Courses;
or

(B) Math Models
, or
Mathematics Applications

in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources


N
OTE: For DAP the fourth math credit must have
Algebra II as a prerequisite.

2
Must consist of Biology/
Pre
-
AP

Biology and must choose option A or B below:

(A) IPC, Chemistry/
Pre
-
AP

Chemistry, and Physics/
Pre
-
AP

Physics;
or

(B) Chemistry/
Pre
-
AP

Chemistry, Physics/
Pre
-
AP

Physics and one lab based science
course*

*Lab Based Courses:
Aquatic Science, Anatomy/Physiology, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Chemistry,

AP Environmental Science,
Environmental Systems,
or Advanced Animal Science.

NOTE: IPC must be completed prior to both Chemistry and Physics for RHSP. Fo
r DAP, IPC

cannot be used as a science credit.

3
Must consist of: W. History, W. Geography, US History, and US Government.

4
May include: Foundations of Personal Fitness (one
-
half credit) or PE (up to 4 credits). Credits from the

following may fulfill the PE requirement: Dance

Team (1),
Marching Band (1), Athletics (1), and/or

off
-
campus PE. Additional semesters in these courses may be used as elective credit. Cheerleading will

fulfill only one
PE credit; additional semesters of c
heerleading will earn only local credit.

5
Royal

ISD Board of Trustees has adopted graduation requirements above the state requirements to include

Health. Principles of Health Science (one credit) may
substitute.

6
Credits must be in the same language.

7
Prin
ciples of Floral Design may substitute.

8
Two courses satisfy: Communication Applications or Professional Communications.

9
Electives may be selected from any state
-
approved courses. Local credits, as indicated in the course catalog,

will not count toward
graduation requirements.


For more information, please refer to Royal ISD Policy EIF (LOCAL) or contact a Royal ISD secondary counselor at (281) 934
-
2215
.


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Course Designations

Courses are designed in various ways to meet the
skills and interests of students. Courses are offered as
Regular
,
Pre
-
AP
, and GT courses. Upper level co
urses
may be offered as Regular
, AP, GT or dual credit
courses. A student’s course of study may be a

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Courses

These core and elective courses prepare students for
college and post
-
secondary
instruction using a variety
of teaching strategies, student activities, and
assessments. The curriculum requires students to
develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
,

as well as master core content. Courses are taught on
grade level.


Pre
-
AP
/AP

Courses

Pre
-
AP
/AP core and elective courses are designed to
challenge motivated students and prepare them for
success in college
-
level course work in high school
and beyond. These advanced or above

grade
-
level
courses move at a faster pace, are more acade
mically
challenging and require more independent learning
than academic courses.


Pre
-
AP

and AP courses are designed to challenge
students beyond grade
-
level academic courses and
prepare them for success in future advanced
-
level
coursework. Information pro
vided by student
performance in related courses and teacher input are
important elements for parents and students to
consider in selecting advanced coursework. Students
may require additional encouragement and support to
be successful in these courses.


St
udents who opt to participate in AP or
Pre
-
AP

must:

• Successfully complete prerequisite courses as
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semester.


Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit Courses

The AP

program offers college
-
level instruction to the
academically

successful student while in high school
with the option

of taking an Advanced Placement
examination to possibly qualify

for college credit. In
dual credit courses
,

a student concurrently

earns h
igh
school credit and college credit from a
Blinn College.



Gifted and Talented Program Services

The Gifted and Talented program is provided to
address the

special interests, needs, and abilities of
gifted learners through

the differentiation of content,
process, product and learning environment.


Students identified as gifted and talented in language
arts, math, science and social studies will have their
educational needs met within the pre
-
AP classes
through a variety of instructional strategies which
ma
y

include:



compacting curriculum; acceleration



collaborative groups for the purpose of
student
-
generated knowledge



Problem Based Learning



Socratic Questioning/productive questioning



themes and inter
-
disciplinary connections



independent study; student res
earch, product
development and presentations



guided instruction in the G/T Scope and
Sequence for Research and Communication
Skills and use of appropriate models for
research



open
-
ended, student
-
centered instructional
environment that encourages student
ge
nerated knowledge



G/T instructional cluster grouping within the
pre
-
AP classes

Students are identified based on need for service in
the

program.


Contact the campus GT facilitator for more
information.

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Compensatory Education

Compensatory Education offers
supplemental courses
or

services designed to improve and enhance the
educational

achievement of students who have been
identified as at risk

(for dropping out of school or not
thriving in school). These

services or courses are
designed to provide intensive

or

accelerated
instruction which will enable students to perform

at
the appropriate grade level in order to graduate. To
select

students to participate in a Compensatory
Program,
Royal

ISD uses student performance data

from basic skills assessments, class
room performance
and the results of the
state
-
wide assessment
. Based on
the information from

these sources, the campus
staff
will

offer and/or place the student in services designed
to enhance student
_

learning opportunities.


Special Education Services

R
oyal

ISD seeks to provide students with disabilities
valuable

educational experiences that prepare them for
the future.

Each student with a disability has the
opportunity to participate

in an appropriate
educational setting designed to meet

his/her individ
ual
needs.
Services are provided in the least restrictive
environment that

allows access to the general

e
ducation curriculum and instruction

with non
-
disabled peers to the extent that is appropriate for the

student. At the secondary level, the Special Edu
cation
Department

provides a full continuum of services to
meet the needs of

students. These services include
general education, resource,

content mastery,
self
-
contained, itinerant services, and vocational education.
The

educational setting and services f
or secondary
students with disabilities

are provided upon the
recommendation of the Admission

Review Dismissal
(ARD) Committee.





ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

The goal of the Department of Other
Languages is to
provide

courses for ELLs (English Language
Learners) that help them

rapidly acquire the English
skills necessary to be successful:


• in the general education setting

• in content courses

• on state mandated testing

• for post secondary opp
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Upon enrolling in
Royal

ISD, students whose Home
Language

Survey indicates a language other than
English

are evaluated in the areas of oral and written
language in English.


All secondary English

Language
Learners are scheduled into appropriat
e classes

based
on their English proficiency.


Typically, junior high students

are served with

one or
two classes of ESL.
Placement is based on their level
of English proficiency.
High school English
Language

Learners are assigned to a class or classes

c
ommensurate

to their English proficiency
.
All
placement and testing recommendations for English

Language Learners are made by the LPAC (Language
Proficiency

Assessment Committee).













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High School Graduation Plan Worksheet

Freshmen Entering 2007 and Thereafter

Four
-
Year Plan Course Worksheet

Recommended High School Program: 26 Credit

Discipline

Credit from
Junior High

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

RHSP

DAP

English Language Arts






4 Credits

4 Credits

Mathematics
(1)






4 Credits

4 Credits

Science
(2)






4 Credits

4 Credits

Social Studies
(3)






3.5 Credits

3.5 Credits

Economics






.5 Credit

.5 Credit

Physical Education
(4)






1 Credit

1 Credit

Health
(5)






.5 Credit

.5 Credit

Lang. Other Than English
(6)






2 Credits

3 Credits

Fine Arts
(7)






1 Credit

1 Credit

Communication Applications
(8)






.5 Credit

.5 Credit

Electives
(9)






5 Credits

4 Credits

Total Credits







Course Footnotes:

1

Must consist of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and one of these: (A) Pre Calculus, AP Stat, AP Calculus, AP Computer Sci
ence, Topics
in Mathematics or Dual Credit College Math Courses;
or
(B) Math Models with Applications and
Algebra II (in that order)

NOTE: For DAP the fourth math credit must have Algebra II as a prerequisite.

2

Must consist of Biology/
Pre
-
AP

Biology and must choose option A or B below: (A) IPC, Chemistry/
Pre
-
AP

Chemistry, and Physics/
Pre
-
AP

Physics;
or
(B) C
hemistry/
Pre
-
AP

Chemistry, Physics/
Pre
-
AP

Physics and one lab based science course*

*
Lab Based Courses
: Aquatic Science, Anatomy/Physiology, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science,
Environmental Systems, or Advanced Animal Science.

NOTE: IPC must be completed prior to both Chemistry and Physics for RHSP. For DAP, IPC cannot be used as a science credit.

3

Must consist of: W. History, W. Geography, US History, and US Government.


4

Ma y i n c l u d e: F o u n d a t i o n s o f P e r s o n a l F i t n e s s
( o n e
-
h a l f c r e d i t ) o r P E ( u p t o 4 c r e d i t s ). Cr e d i t s f r o m t h e f o l l o wi n g ma y f u l f i l l t h e P E
r e q u i r e me n t: Ma r c h i n g Ba n d ( 1 ), At h l e t i c s ( 1 ) a n d/o r o f f
-
c a mp u s P E. Ad d i t i o n a l s e me s t e r s i n t h e s e c o u r s e s ma y b e u s e d a s e l e c t i v e c r e d i t.
Ch e e r l e a d i n g wi l l f u l f i l l o n l
y o n e P E c r e d i t; a d d i t i o n a l s e me s t e r s o f c h e e r l e a d i n g wi l l e a r n o n l y l o c a l c r e d i t.

5

Royal ISD Board of Trustees has adopted graduation requirements above the state requirements to include Health. Principles of

Health Science
(one credit) may substitute.

6
Credits must be in the same language.

7

Principles of Floral Design may substitute.

8

Two courses satisfy: Communication Applications or Professional Communications.

9

Electives may be selected from any state
-
approved courses. Local credits, as indic
ated in the course catalog, will not count toward
graduation requirements.

For more information, please refer to Royal ISD Policy EIF (LOCAL) or contact a Royal ISD secondary counselor

at (281) 934
-
2215
.


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Earning Credits that Meet Graduation
Requirements

General Information about Credits


Awarding of Credit

Policies and procedures related to calculation of
grades and

awarding of credit are under review

due to
the required implementation

of the STAAR End
-
of
-
Course tests and associated

mandates.
R
ISD
requirements for 2012
-
2013 will be published

separately and posted on
-
line when finalized.


Denial of Credit

Students must be in attendance at least 90
percent of
the

time a class is in session to receive credit. (Texas
Education

Code 25.092) When a student’s attendance
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Original credit
is earned when a student takes a
course for the

first time and successfully meets the
course
requirements to earn

a passing semester or year
average.
Recovery credit
is earned

when a student
retakes a course for which credit was not awarded

the first time because of failing semester/year average.
The recovery

may occur by retaking the
partial or
e
ntire course in its standard format

or by retaking it in
an alternate format. Several of the ways to earn

credit
described below can be used for either original or
recovery

credit.
In either case the school counselor
must be consulted

before a final
decision is made
about how to earn the credit.


High School Credit Courses in Junior High

School

(original credit)

During junior high school, students can select elective
courses that yield high school credit. Some students
also qualify to take Algebra 1 in junior high school.
While it
is not necessary to take a high school credit
course in junior high school, doing so provides a
student greater flexibility in high school. Junior high
students enrolled in an EOC tested high school course
are required to take the STAAR End
-
of
-
Course test.

The score earned will be included as a part of the
individual course and cumulative score requirements
for high school EOC tests.


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After
-
School
Courses

(original and

recovery)

R
ISD has a
n after
-
school program that
is part of the
OFSDP.

At this time
,

students must be Royal High
School s
tudents in order to attend.

The campus
counselor will have information about
the options
available for after
-
school coursework.



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Online Credit Recovery

The Learning Links classroom
offers credit recovery

during the school day, after school hours, and during
summer

school.
The web
-
based Odysseyware
software
program is used within the Learning Links classroom.
These courses are self
-
paced, thus allowing

students to
complete a course at their own

pace within a defined
time period to recover course credit towards

graduation.



Courses are aligned with

the
Royal

ISD curriculum to
include

the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
(TEKS)
. The web
-
based
Odyssey
ware
Learning
platform is currently used to deliver rigorous and

relevant curriculum in a blended learning environment
utilizing online

learning plat
forms,

and

individual
ized
instruction. Learning Links

instructors are available
throughout the course to facilitate

learning and
evaluate student performance.


Students who previously failed a core class and/or are
in need

of making up lost credit due to
excessive
absences are eligible to

apply for this program. In
order to further qualify, a student must

have made a
grade of 60
-
69 in the course. Students must complete

all required online and offline assignments with a
grade of 70 or

better in a specified
timeframe. Upon
completion of requirements,

the previous grade will be
replaced with
the current grade

for that specific

course. The
new grade

will then appear on the
student’s transcript, calculated

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restored.



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Texas Success Initiative (THEA Warning)

All students must take the Texas Higher Education
Assessment

test (THEA) or be exempted from the test
BEFORE

enrolling in any college course, such as
dual
-
credit courses

through Blinn
. Students may be
exempted from t
he THEA test

by making the
following qualifying scores on the SAT, ACT, or

TAKS:

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-

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College Entrance Requirements of Note

Preparing to be “College Ready”

Royal

ISD offers several methods by which students
may obtain

college credit while in high

school.

The Advanced Placement Program (page 1
2
)

The Dual Credit Program (page 13
)

Ad
vanced Technical Credit (page 13
)

Advanced Placement, Dual Credit,
Advanced Technical Credit

and Articulated Credit
Programs can be used in a variety of

combinations
based on student preferences to meet graduation

requirements.


Advanced Placement (AP) Program


Royal

ISD offers Advanced Placement courses to
high

school students who are ready to engage in
college
-
level course

content and rigorous
academics
. Courses are available in English,

social
studies, computer science, mathematics, science,

and languages other than English
.
All Advanced
Placement course offerings are contingent upon
each campus receiving College Board authorization
for each course thro
ugh the AP Course Audit.



The AP Program offers college level instruction to
the academically

successful high school student
with the option of taking an

Advanced Placement
examination and possibly qualifying
for college
credit. AP students are expected t
o work at an
accelerated

pace and to engage in outside reading
and independent learning.

AP cour ses ar e open t o
al l st udent s wi t h t he
pr er equi si t e
cour sewor k who
wi sh t o t ake on t he addi t i onal chal l enge of

advanced
academi cs.
St udent s who choose t o enr ol l
, however,

shoul d be pr epar ed f or t he i ncr eased academi c r i gor
of t hese

cour ses. AP and AP/GT cour ses
concent r at e on

pr ovi di ng st udent s wi t h r i gor ous
col l ege l evel academi c i nst r uct i on whi l e pr epar i ng
st udent s f or t he AP exam associ at ed wi t h t he cour se.
R
oyal I SD’ s Advanced Pl acement pr ogr am i ncl udes
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St udent s are res ponsi bl e f or ens uri ng t hat t he

col l ege

t hey are pl anni ng t o at t end wi l l

a
ward
credi t f or AP

Exami nat i on s cores.


Earni ng Col l ege Credi t i n Hi gh School

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The Royal ISD Dual Credit
Program


The Dual Credit Program is a fee
-
based cooperative effort
between Royal ISD and Blinn College. Royal ISD
students can earn high school credit toward graduation
and college credit at the same time. By state law, students
may take up to two courses

approved by Royal ISD per
semester prior to graduating from high school beginning
in their junior year. Public institutions of higher learning
in the State of Texas, by law, accept Blinn transfer credit
for college
-
level coursework that has been successfu
lly
completed at Blinn. Dual credit courses earn the same
grade points as RISD academic courses.


Enrollment in Blinn Dual Credit courses is subject to the
student meeting ALL admission requirements for the
course or courses the student wishes to take prio
r to the
end of school year (June 1). These requirements include:

• Students must be classified as juniors or seniors.

• Student must meet their high school requirements for
taking dual credit classes.

• Student must meet the Texas Success Init
iative
requi
rement. See page 12
.

• Students must purchase the instructional resources
for the course.


The Advanced Technical Credit Program (ATC)

Advanced Technical Credit is another way to start a
college technical major in high school. In the ATC
program, students begin their course of study in high
school and continue in a community or technical college.
The result is a certificate or an
Associat
e of Applied
S
cience (AAS) degree.

Guidelines for students in ATC Programs.

1. Complete articulated course or last course in a
required sequence in grades 11 or 12. Complete all
required prerequisites with a grade of 80 (3.0) or
higher.

2. Enroll in a part
icipating two year college within 15
months after high school graduation.

3. Declare a college major that includes the equivalent
college course in the degree plan.

4. Visit college advisor or program coordinator prior to
college registration and
,

with app
roval
,

enroll in the
next level courses.

5. Complete 6 additional
,

non
-
developmental college
hours in any subject by dual credit and/or qualifying
scores on AP or CLEP exams.

6. Petition for award of articulated technical credit.
Articulated credit is subj
ect to change. College
credit will be posted on the post secondary transcript
only after being deemed appropriate by college
officials.

7. Verify
articulated courses have been posted to
college transcript.


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Career/Workplace
Preparation

Career and Technical Education
(C.T.E.)

Career Guidance and Counseling

The Career and Technical Education Department is
pleased

to present
Career

& Technical Workforce
Education Course Guide

as a resource for

Royal I.S.D.
students, parents,
teachers, and staff. The guide is
designed to provide relevant

and up
-
to
-
date
information as students develop an education

plan that
is congruent w
ith their career interests. Royal

I.S.D.

provides engaging classes with tech
nology integration,

courses of study that lead to high
-
wage, highly
-
skilled

occupations, and challenging curriculum that earn both
high

school and college credit. The course guide
highlights courses available through Career and
Technical

Education (CTE).


Please be advised that information is subject to change

based upon guidelines and procedures established by
the Texas Education Agency, S
tate Board of
Education, and Royal

Independent School District.
Students may wish to consult with High School
Counselor
s to confirm current graduation requirements
and course availability.


Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an industry
-
leading online
career guidance and planning system. People of all
ages use our tools to find the right career, explore
education and tr
aining options, and build their own
portfolio.

Career Cruising offers:



Student
-
friendly

Assessments



College Information



Scholarship Information



Intuitive Career Exploration



Comprehensive Education Planning



Engaging Portfolio Development


Career Resources


Achieve Texa
s





http://www.achievetexas.org/

America’s Career InfoNet




http://www.acinet.org/acinet

ATC Texas






http://www.atctexas.org/

Career Development Resources Hotline


1
-
800
-
822
-
PLAN

College for Texans





http://www.collegefortexans.com

Collegiate Zone





http://
www.collegiatezone.net

Gulf Coast Tech Prep




http://www.gulfcoasttechprep.org/

Blinn College






http://www.blinn
.edu

Royal

Independent School District


http://www.royal
-
isd.com

Labor Market Career Information (LMCI)

http://www.cdr.state.tx.us

Occupational Outlook Handbook



http://www.bls.gov/oco

States’ Career Clusters




http://www.careerclusters.org/

TBEC Achieve Texas (Kuder)



http://www.tbecachievetexas.org/

Texas Educa
tion Agency




http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/teks/cteTEKS.html

Workforce Solutions




http://www.wrksolutions.com

Career Cruising





http://www.careercruising.com

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Agricultural
Science & Technology


Arts, A/V & Communications





Business Management & Administration

Horticulture/Floriculture Option



Animal Systems Option



Final Cut Pro

Certification option




Microsoft Certification Option


Principles of Agriculture, Food &
Natural Resource



Principles of Arts, A/V Technology

& Communications Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance


**Principles & Elements of Floral Design
-------
Livestock Production




Graphic Design & Illustration




Business Information Management I


Horticulture Science
------------------------
Veterinary Medical Applications




Animation


Business Information Man
agement II

*Advanced Plant/Soil Science
-------------------
*Advanced Animal Science



Advanced Animation Global Business


****
Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food &

Natural Resources

***** Audio
-
Video Production (
offered through
Band)




******
Professional Communications


Manufacturing Technology

Health Science & Technology

Transportation & Logistics


Machining Option

Industrial Welding Option




Pharmacy Tech Certification Option





N.A.T.E.F Certification Option

Principles of Manufacturing

----------------

Principles of Manufacturing

Principles of Health Science


Principles of Transportation & Logistics

Precision Metal Manufacturing
--------------------------
Welding Health Science

Energy
, Power & Transportation


Advanced Precision Metal
---------------------
Advanced Welding Practicum in Health Science (Clinicals)

Automotive Technology


Machining Practicum
------------
----------------
Welding Practicum
Anatomy & Physiology*

Advanced Automotive Technology


Career Preparation I & II (see CTE Course Guide for details)






Royal Jr. High School

CTE options:



Technology Applications (grade 6
)

*Satisfies

4
th

Science


requirement for graduation
.




Computer Science I (grade 7)
--
Satisfies Tech Apps credit for graduation.


** Satisfies “Fine Arts” requirement for graduation.


Computer Science II

(grade 8)

Satisfies Tech Apps credit for graduation.

*** Satisfies “Communication Applications” (Speech) requirement for graduation.

Career Portals

(Ag Science)

Introduction to Ag Science & CTE (grade 7).

***
*

Satis
fies “4th Math


requirement for graduation
.



Career Portals (Ag Science)


Introduction to Horticulture and Mechanics.

*****
Offered through Band program (see course catalog for details).



***
Professional Communication
s

(grade 7 or 8)


******
Satisfies “Communications Applications” (Speech) requirement for graduation.





Royal ISD
-
Career & Technical Education

Pathway Sequences: 2012
-
2013

fy

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Selecting Courses For The Next School Year

General Information

The next section of this planning guide includes descriptions of

courses that may be offered at
Royal

ISD secondary
campuses. Listing of a course description in this publication

does not guarantee

that the course will be taught during
the 2012
-

2013 school year.
A minimum number of students must enroll in a course to ensure that it will be offered.


In reviewing the array of possible courses, a student must

keep in mind career and

personal goals. By using the 4
-
Year
Plan

Worksheet on page 9,

a student can make course selections that

will fulfill graduation requirements and
meet
student interests. It i
s necessary to identify some alternate courses that satisfy the 4
-
Year Plan since not every course
will be available every year.


Each campus will
provide

a course selection worksheet that students will use to indicate the courses they plan to take
during

the next school year. The course selection worksheet will include a 4 digit number plus the course title. These
numbers and titles appear on the course descriptions that follow.


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Catalog of Courses: Senior High School

English

1001
English I


Credit:1

G
rade: 9

English I is
designed to improve
students’ communication skills with a
study of reading, writing, speaking, and
listening. Students practice a variety of
writing forms, as they plan, draft, and
complete written compositions on a
regular basis. In addition, they read
extensively in multiple genres from
world literature, analyzing the works,
and interpreting the possible influences
of historical context.


1011
English I Pre
-
AP

Credit:
1
Grade: 9

English I AP begins with a summer
re
ading assignment, which becomes the
basis for t
he first several weeks’ study.
English I Pre
-
AP covers the regular
English I curriculum, but stresses the
higher
-
level and critical thinking skills
of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis in
preparation for th
e Advanced
Placement courses. Students in this
course study grammar and SAT
vocabulary at an accelerated rate and
cover more material. A variety of
projects involving individual and
cooperative work encourage
s

creative,
productive thinking and accommodat
es
different learning styles. All students
enrolled will have a summer reading
assignment.


1002
English II


Credit: 1

Grade: 10

English II continues to improve and
refine students’ communication skills,
building on the skills they developed in
English I. Students practice a variety
of writing forms, as they plan, draft,
and complete written compositions on a
regular basis. They edit these papers
for clarity, engaging language, and the
correct use of the conventions and
mechanics of written Eng
lish. In
addition, they read extensively in
multiple genres from world literature,
analyzing the works, and interpreting
the possible influences of historical
context.


1012
English II Pre
-
AP Credit: 1


Grade: 10

English II AP begins with a summer
reading assignment, which becomes
the basis for the first several weeks’
study. English II Pre
-
AP provides an
enriched version of the English II
curriculum in preparation for
Advanced Placement courses.
Students work independently and
collaboratively to hone critical
thinking skills, especially skills
involved in literary analysis. The
literature studied represents diverse
cultures. Reading and vocabulary
skills, specifically

those required for
the SAT and TAKS exams, are
reinforced through the literary
selections. Students write papers that
are of a more difficult nature and
longer length and study grammar and
SAT vocabulary at an accelerated rate.
All students enrolled wil
l have a
summer reading assignment.


1003 English III


Credit: 1

Grade: 11

English III continues to increase and
refine students’ communication skills.
Students study reading, writing,
speaking, listening, viewing, and
representing. They practice a va
riety of
writing forms as they plan, draft, and
complete written compositions on a
regular basis. They edit these papers
for clarity, engaging language, and the
correct use of the conventions and
mechanics of written English. In
addition, they read extens
ively in
multiple genres from American and
other world literature

selections
,
analyzing the works and interpreting
the possible influences of historical
context.


1013
Eng
lish III AP
Credit: 1

Grade: 11

English III AP begins with a summer
reading assignment, which becomes
the basis for the first several weeks’
study. Students will be expected to
submit typed final drafts of their work
and will develop college
-
level reading,

writing, and speaking skills.
College credit can be achieved by
demonstrating competence in the
Advanced Placement
e
xam.

Note: This course is designed to be
the equivalent of freshman English
programs at most colleges and
universities. All
students enrolled
will have a summer reading
assignment
.


1004 English IV

Credit: 1


Grade:

Grade: 1
2

English IV continues to increase
and refine the necessary skills for
effective reading, writing,
speaking, and listening. Students
write for varied au
diences and
purposes. Senior Project is also a
requirement for senior English
credit. Senior Project includes a
research paper, a product, and a
presentation to a board that will
include members of the
community
,

as well as faculty and
staff.


1014
Englis
h IV APCredit: 1

Grade: 12

English IV AP is designed to allow
students to develop analytical skills
in

critical


reading

and

writing

that demonstrate college
-
level
achievement in the study of world
literature. Senior Project is also a
requirement
for senior English
credit. Senior Project includes a
research paper, a portfolio, and a
presentation to a board that will
include members of the
community
,

as well as faculty and
staff. College credit can be
achieved by demonstrating
competence in the Ad
vanced
Placement Exam in English
Literature and Composition.

Note: This course is designed to
be the equivalent of sophomore
English programs at most
colleges and universities. All
students enrolled will have a
summer reading assignment.


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1024
English IV Dual Credit

Credit: 1

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Blinn entrance
requirements, senior classification, and
THEA

English IV Dual Credit is a Blinn core
curriculum course with emphasis on
written composition. Dual
-
Credit
courses require additional fees payable
to Blinn College.
Textbook costs are
also additional.


1081
English
I for Speakers of
Other Languages (ESOL)

Credit:

1

Grade: 9

1091
English
II for Speakers of
Other Languages (ESOL)

Credit: 1

Grade: 10

Prerequisite: Must be a LEP student,
and must

qualify through TELPAS
ratings.

English I &

II SOL are designed to
accelerate the non
-
English speaker’s
acquisition of the English language.
Students enrolled in English 1 or II
SOL will be expected to expand their
English vocabulary, develop skills in
written and oral communication and
reading co
mprehension.


1801, 1802, 1803, 1804
Fundamental English I
-

IV

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9

-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation.

The subject content of these courses
matches the grade level general
education English curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


9001, 9002, 9003, 9004
Applied
English I
-

IV

Credit: 1

Grades: 9
-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of these courses

is
individualized according to the IEP.

N
ote: Communication Applications is
required for graduation. Other
speech courses listed in this section
do
not fulfill this requirement.


1203 Communication Applications


Credit: 1/2

G
rade
s
: 9
-

12

Communication Applications is
designed to develop
effective
communications skills for students to
successfully participate in professional
and social life. Students enrolled in
Communication Applications will be
expected to identify, analyze, develop,
and evaluate communication skills
needed for professi
onal and social
success in interpersonal situations,
group interactions, and personal and
professional presentations.


2101 Geometry

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9
-

10

Prerequisite: Algebra I

This course combines symbolic
logic and plane, solid, and
coordinate Geometry. Geometric
proofs, equality and inequality
,

as
presented in first year Algebra, and
the differences in intuitive,
inductive, and deductive reasoning
are stressed.


2802
Fundamental Ge
ometry

Credit: 1

Grade: 10

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this
course
matches the grade level general
education Geometry curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


2112
Geometry Pre
-
AP



Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9
-

10

Prerequisite: Algebra I, AP Criteria

This course combines symbolic
logic and plane, solid, and
coordinate
Geometry. Geometric
proofs equality and inequality as
presented in first year Algebra, and
the differences in intuitive,
inductive, and deductive reasoning
are stressed. Pre
-
AP Geometry
exceeds the traditional Geometry
course by including more
independen
t investigation of
mathematical and geometric
concepts and theories.


2901
Mathematic models with
Applications

Credit: 1

Grades: 11

-

12

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry

In Mathematical Models with
Applications, students continue
to
build on the K
-
8 and Algebra I
foundations as they expand their
understanding through other
mathematical experiences. Students
use mathematical methods to model
and solve real
-
life applied problems

Communication
Applications

Mathematics

2001 Algebra I


Credit: 1

Grade: 9


Prerequisite: None

This course is a study of the structure of
Algebra including sets, linear equations,
inequalities, and graphs. The system of
real numbers is built
,

step by step
,

from
the natural numbers system. Functions,
variations, and quadratic equations are
introduced in this course.


2801 Fundamental Algebr
a I


Credit: 1

Grade: 9

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the grade level general
education Algebra I curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


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involving money, data, chance, patterns,
music, design, and science. Students
use a variety of representations
(concrete,
pictorial, numerical,
symbolic, graphical, and verbal), tools,
and technology (including, but not
limited to, calculators with graphing
capabilities, data collection devices, and
computers) to link modeling techniques
and purely mathematical concepts and
t
o solve applied problems.


2804 Fundamental Mathematical
Models with Applications

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 11



12


Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

This course must be taken before
Algebra II. The subject content of this
course matches the
grade level general
education Mathematical Models with
Applications curriculum as determined
by an IEP.


2002 Algebra II


Credit: 1


Grade
s
: 10
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit for Algebra I and
Geometry


In Algebra II, students will continue to
build on
algebraic skills developed in
Algebra I. Students will use a variety of
representations, tools, and graphing
calculators to model mathematical
situations and solve meaningful
problems. Students will investigate
both functional and nonfunctional
relationsh
ips including linear, quadratic,
square root, higher order polynomials,
rational, exponential, logarithms, and
conic sections. Algebra II is a course
required by most major universities.


2803
Fundamental Algebra II

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 10



12


Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The

subject


content

of

this

course

matches the grade level general
education Algebra II curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


2012 Algebra II Pre
-
AP

Credit: 1


Grade
s
: 10
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit for Algebra I and
Geometry

Algebra II Pre
-
AP elaborates and
extends the curriculum of the Algebra II
course with greater depth and
complexity than the regular course.
Independent
topic assignments are part
of the curriculum.


Applied Mathematics I
-

IV

9201

(Algebra I)

9202

(Geometry)

9203

(MME)

9204
(Algebra II)


Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9

-

12


Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of these courses is
ind
ividualized according to the IEP.


2201
Pre
-
calculus


Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 11
-

12


Prerequisites: Credit for Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II

In Pre
-
calculus, students will continue to
build on algebraic skills developed in
Algebra II. Students will connect ideas
in geometry, probability, statistics,
trigonometry, and calculus in order to
model real
-
world situations. A large
emphasis is place
d on learning to use
trigonometric ratios, formulas, and
identities in order to solve application
problems. The student will use vectors,
conic sections, and parametric
representations to model physical
situations.


2211
Pre
-
Calculus Pre
-
AP


Credit: 1


Grade
s
: 11
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit for Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II

Pre
-
calculus Pre
-
AP elaborates and
extends the curriculum of the Pre
-
calculus

course with


greater

depth

and complexity than the regular course.
Independent topic assignments are
part
of the curriculum. This course is not
open to students with credit in
trigonometry, elementary analysis or
pre
-
calculus.


2212 Calculus AP


Credit: 1

Grade: 12


Prerequisite: Credit for Pre
-
calculus

Calculus AP will develop the
student’s understanding of the
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2312 Statistics Advanced
Placement
Credit: 1
Grade
s
: 11
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit in Algebra II
is required, and Pre
-
calculus is
recommended

Statistics Advanced Placement
topi
cs include real world
applications used daily in most
businesses and required by most
business and scientific programs.
Students are expected to take the
Advanced Placement Exam.


2313 Computer Science AP
Credit: 1

Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisites:

Algebra II

This



course

emphasizes

object
-
oriented
programming

methodology with a concentration
on problem solving and algorithm

development. It is meant to be
the equivalent of a 1
st
. semester
,
college
-
level computer science
course.

Science

4001 Biology
Credit: 1

Grade: 9


Biology investigates the
relationship that living organisms
have with one another and the
world around them. The topics
covered in Biology will include
cellular biology and microbiology;

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4803 Fundamental Chemistry
Credit: 1


Grade
s
:

10

-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the general education
Chemistry curriculum
,

as
determined by an IEP.


4111
Chemistry Pre
-
AP



Credit: 1


Grade
s
: 10
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit for Biology.
Credit for or concurrent enrollment
in Algebra II.

Chemistry Pre
-
AP is designed to be
a laboratory preparatory course for
a first year, general chemistry
course. Basic

concepts of
chemistry are covered using a high
level of thinking and problem
solving skills. An emphasis is
placed on chemical calculation and
the mathematical formulation of
principles. Pre
-
AP Chemistry will
involve a more in
-
depth study of
topics, incl
uding higher
-
level
thinking skills in both laboratory
exercises and assessment. The
student will be expected to conduct
research involving chemistry topics
throughout the year.

T h e c o u r s e
p r e p a r e s s t u d e n t s f o r t h e A P c o u r s e
a n d f o r s u c c e s s i n c o l l e g e.



4 1 1 2
C h e mi s t r y A P


C r e d i t: 1


Gr a d e
s
: 1 1
-

1 2

P r e r e q u i s i t e s: C r e d i t f o r A l g e b r a I I
a n d C h e m i s t r y

C h e m i s t r y A P i s d e s i g n e d t o b e t h e
e q u i v a l e n t t o a c o l l e g e c h e m i s t r y
c o u r s e c o n c e n t r a t i n g o n t h e
c o n c e p t s o f m o l e c u l a r s t r u c t u r e a n d
b o n d i n g,

c h e m i c a l

e q u a t i o n s,

a n d

q u a n t i t a t i v e a n a l y s i s. T h i s c o u r s e
p r e p a r e s s t u d e n t s t o t a k e t h e
A d v a n c e d P l a c e m e n t C h e m i s t r y
e x a m.


u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e p r i n c i p a l c o n c e p t s
i n B i o l o g y s u c h a s m o l e c u l e s a n d c e l l s;
h e r e d i t y a n d e v o l u t i o n;

a n d o r g a n i s m s
a n d p o
p u l a t i o n s. T h e c o u r s e w i l l
p r o v i d e t h e s t u d e n t w i t h t h e a n a l
y t i c a l
s k i l l s n e c e s s a r y t o
c r i t i c a l l y

d e a l

w i t h
t h e r a p i d c h a n g i n g s c i e
n c e o f b i o l o g y.
T h i s c o u r s e p r e p a r e s s t u d e n t s t o t a k e
t h e A P B i o l o g y e x a m.


4 2 0 1
I n t e g r a t e d P h y s i c s a n d
C h e mi s t r y ( I P C )


C r e d i t: 1
Gr a d e: 9

P r e r e q u i s i t e s: N o n e

I n t e g r a t e d P h y s i c s a n d C h e m i s t r y i s a n
e n t r y l e v e l s c i e n c e c o u r s e f o r n i n t h

g r a
d e s t u d e n t s w h o h a v e n o t h a d
C h e m i s t r y o r P h y s i c s. I P C m a y N O T
b e t a k e n a s a 4 t h s c i e n c e c r e d i t. T h e r e
a r e s e v e r a l t o p i c s c o v e r e d t h r o u g h o u t
t h e y e a r, w h i c h w i l l i n c l u d e t h e
f o l l o w i n g: m o t i o n, w a v e s, e n e r g y,
p r o p e r t i e s o f m a t t e r, a n d c h e m i c a l
r e a c t i o n s.

A n e m p h a s i s i s p l a c e d o n
l a b o r a t o r y t e c h n i q u e s a n d p r o c e d u r e s
t h a t w i l l b e u s e d t o i l l u s t r a t e t h e
c o n c e p t s t h a t a r e c o v e r e d w i t h i n t h e
c o u r s e.


4 8 0 1
F u n d a me n t a l I n t e g r a t e d
P h y s i c s

a n d
C h e mi s t r y

C r e d i t: 1


Gr a d e
: 9

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e

r e c o m m e n d a t i o n

T h e s u b j e c t c o n t e n t o f t h i s c o u r s e
m a t c h e s t h e g r a d e l e v e l e d u c a t i o n
I n t e g r a t e d P h y s i c s a n d C h e m i s t r y I P C
c u r r i c u l u m a s d e t e r m i n e d b y a n I E P.


4 1 0 1
C h e mi s t r y


C r e d i t: 1


Gr a d e
s
: 1 0
-

1 2

P r e r e q u i s i t e s: C r e d i t f o r B i o l o g y a n d
A l g e b r a I

C h e m i s t r y u s e s l a b o r a t o r y
i n v e s t i g a t i o n s t o s t u d y t h e b a s i c
p r i n c i p l e s o f c h e m i s t r y. T o p i c s t o b e
c o v e r e d i n c l u d e p r o p e r t i e s a n d c h a n g e s
o f m a t t e r; s t a t e s o f m a t t e r; n u c l e a r
c h e m i s t r y,

and

solution chemistry. An

emphasis is placed upon chemical
calculati
ons and mathematical
formulations.


biochemistry; energy transfer;
ecosystems; and taxonomy; as well as
many others. This course will also
incorporate the


latest

findings

in the
fields of molecular biology and
biotechnology. Laboratory
investigations are used to provide
concrete experiences in order for
students to gain a better understanding
of the topics being covered.


4802
Fundamental Biology

Credit: 1

Grade: 9

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the general education Biology
curriculum as determined by an IEP.


4011 Biology Pre
-
AP


Credit: 1

Grade: 9

Biology Pre
-
AP investigates the
relationship
that living organisms have
with one another and the world around
them. The topics covered in Biology
will include cellular biology and
microbiology; biochemistry; energy
transfer; ecosystems; and taxonomy; as
well as many others. Laboratory
investigations

are used to provide
concrete experiences in order for
students to gain a better understanding
of the topics being covered. Biology
Pre
-
AP will involve a more in
-
depth
study of topics, including higher
-
level
thinking skills in both laboratory
exercises an
d assessment. Independent
research of topics throughout the year is
also a part of this course
. The course
prepares students for the AP course and
for success in college.


4012 Biology AP
Credit: 1
Grade
s
: 11
-

12

Prerequisites: Credit
for Biology and
Chemistry

Biology AP is designed to be the
equivalent of a first
-
year college
biology course with laboratory
investigations recommended by the
College Board. The goal is to enable
the



student


to


develop

a

solid


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4203
Environmental Science

C
redit: 1

Grade
s
:

11

-

12

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Environmental Science combines ideas
from the natural and social sciences.
Students study interdependence of
earth’s systems, human population
dynamics, renewable/nonrenewable
resources, environmental quality,
global changes/consequences, and
environment/
society.


4204 AP Environmental Science

Credit:
1


Grades: 11
-

12


Prerequisite:
Biology, Chemistry,
credit for or concurrent enrollment in
Alg. II.

Students will evaluate problems with
environmental and scientific concepts
within the
natural world. This course
explores topics related to physical and
cultural geography, ecosystems, land
and water use, energy, pollution, and
global change.


4401
E
arth and Space Science

Credit:
1


Grades: 11
-

12


Prerequisite:
Biology, Chemistry,
Physics
and three units of math, one of
which may be taken concurrently

Earth and Space Science is a science
class that uses topics introduced in
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
classes to study themes that affect the
Earth, other plan
e
ts and stars. These
themes include: space and time,
components, space systems, internal
and external energy, and the effects of
natural and human
-
influenced
processes.


Applied Science I
-
IV

9401 Science I (Biology)

9402 Science II (IPC)

9403 Science III
(Chemistry)

9404 Science IV (Physics)

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of these courses is
individualized according to the IEP.





4301
Physics




Credit: 1


Grades: 11
-

12


Prerequisites: Credit for
Chemistry
.
Credit for or concurrent enrollment in
Algebra I
I
.

Physics includes laboratory
investigations designed to introduce
students to the practical application of
physics. Basic physics concepts such as
mechanics, dynamics, kinematics, heat,
waves and electricity will be covered
through the year.


4321
Physics P
re
-
AP


Credit: 1

Grade
s: 11

-

12


Prerequisites: Credit for
Chemistry
.
Credit for or concurrent enrollment in
Algebra II.

Physics Pre
-
AP includes laboratory
investigations designed to introduce
students to the practical application of
physics.

Basic physics concepts such as
mechanics, dynamics, kinematics, heat,
waves and electricity will be covered,
including the modern physics of nuclear
phenomena and astronomy. Physics Pre
-
AP will involve a more in
-
depth study of
topics, including higher
-
l
evel thinking
skills in both laboratory exercises and
assessment. This course requires
students to complete a laboratory
notebook, which will then be used as one
of the measures of their performance in
the course.


4312
Physics AP


Credit: 1

Grade: 12

Prerequisites: Cr
edit for Biology,
Chemistry,
Physics

and Alg II.


Physics B AP is a laboratory
-
oriented
course that will investigate topics
encountered in a non
-
calculus based
college physics course. This course
emphasizes problem solving
as a means
of investigating material to be covered.
This course prepares students to take the
Advanced Placement Physics B exam.


Social Studies

3001 World Geography

Credit: 1

Grade: 9







Grade: 9

World Geography Studies includes
physical, political, cultural, and
historical perspectives of the world,
examining the physical and human
aspects of our world and people and
their cultures. Students will gather
and analyze information that will
help them understand our complex
world.


3
801
Fundamental World
Geography Studies

Credit: 1

Grade:

9

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this

course

matches the grade level general
education World Geography studies
curriculum as determined by IEP.


3011
World Geography Pre
-
AP

Credit: 1

Grade: 9

World Geography Pre
-
AP studies
the same broad topics as World
Geography. The emphasis is on
analyzing world events and
preparing research projects.


3101
World History

C
redit: 1




G

G
rade: 10

World History is the

only course
offering students an overview of the
entire history of humankind. The
major emphasis is on the study of
significant people, events, and
issues from the earliest times to the
present. Traditional historical points
of reference in world histor
y are
identified as students analyze
important events and issues in
western civilization as well as in
civilizations in other parts of the
world.


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of government it created. Students
will analyze the major concepts of
federalism, checks and balances,
separation of powers, individual
rights, and popular sovereignty.
Students will also analyze the
impact of political parties,
individuals, interest gro
ups, and the
media on US government policies.


3811
Fundamental US
Government

Credit: .5


Grade:

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the grade level general
education for US Government
Studies
curriculum as determined
by IEP.


3211
Government AP

C
redit:

.5

Grade
:

12

Prerequisite:

US History

This AP course is a one semester
course that is a comprehensive
study of our national, state, and
local governments. The course will
focus on the structure, function,
and power of the three main

branches

o f

t h e

f e d e r a l

g o v e r n m e n t. A m a j o r f o c u s
o f t h e
c o u r s e w i l l b e o n t h e U S
C o n s t i t u t i o n, i t s u n d e r l y i n g
p r i n c i p l e s a n d i d e a s a n d t h e f o r m
o f g o v e r n m e n t i t c r e a t e d. S t u d e n t s
w i l l a n a l y z e t h e m a j o r c o n c e p t s o f
f e d e r a l i s m, c h e c k s a n d b a l a n c e s,
s e p a r a t i o n o f p o w e r s, i n d i v i d u a l
r i g h t s, a n d p o p u l a r s o v e
r e i g n t y.
S t u d e n t s w i l l a l s o a n a l y z e t h e
i m p a c t o f p o l i t i c a l p a r t i e s,
i n d i v i d u a l s, i n t e r e s t g r o u p s, a n d t h e
m e d i a o n U S g o v e r n m e n t p o l i c i e s.
T h i s c o u r s e w i l l p r e p a r e t h e s t u d e n t
t o t a k e t h e A P e x a m i n
G o v e r n m e n t a n d P o l i t i c s i n M a y.


3 8 0 2
F u n d a m e n t a l
U.S. H i s t o r y

C r e d i t:

1

G r a d e: 1 1

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e
r e c o m m e n d a t i o n

T h e s u b j e c t c o n t e n t o f t h i s c o u r s e
m a t c h e s t h e g r a d e l e v e l g e n e r a l
e d u c a t i o n f o r U S H i s t o r y S t u d i e s
c u r r i c u l u m a s d e t e r m i n e d b y I E P.


3 1 2 2
U.S. H i s t o r y A P

C r e d i t: 1

G r a d e: 1 1

U.S. H i s t o r y A P i s e q u i v a l e n t t o
c o l l e g e
-
l e v e l s u r v e y A m e r i c a n H i s t o r y.
T h e t o p i c s c o n s i d e r e d i n t h i s s t u d y
f o l l o w t h e c h r o n o l o g y o f U.S. H i s t o r y
f r o m c o l o n i z a t i o n t o t h e p r e s e n t.
A d d i t i o n a l f o c u s i s p l a c e d o n
d o c u m e n t a n a l y s i s a n d t i m e d
a n a l y t i c a l
w r i t i n g. U p o n c o m p l e t i o n o f t h e
c o u r s e, s t u d e n t s h a v e t h e o p p o r t u n i t y
t o t a k e t h e A P e x a m t o r e c e i v e u p t o
s i x h o u r s o f c o l l e g e c r e d i t.


3 1 3 2
U.S. H i s t o r y D u a l
-
C r e d i t

C r e d i t: 1



G r a d e:

11

Prerequisite: Blinn entrance
requirements and THEA

This

is

a

college
-
level

course

taugh
t
through Blinn College. The course
traces history from the establishment
of America through present time.
Dual
-
Credit courses require additional
fees payable to Blinn College.


3201
Government

Credit: .5



Grade: 12

Prerequisite:

US History

This course is a one semester course
that is a comprehensive study of our
national, state, and local governments.
The course will focus on the structure,
function, and power of the three

main
branches of the federal
government. A
major focus of the course will be on
the US Constitution, its underlying
principles and ideas and the form



3803 Fundamental World History

Credit: 1

Grade: 10

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of
this course
matches the grade level general
education World History studies
curriculum as determined by IEP.


3121
World History AP


Credit: 1


Grade: 10

World History Advanced Placement
requires students to develop mastery
over the assigned content while
developing the ability to practice the
skills of a historian. Students will learn
to develop their critical thinking skills
by analyzing and interpreting
both
primary documents and writings by
respected historians. The course
highlights the nature of changes in
international

frameworks


and



their

causes and consequences, as well as
comparisons among major societies.
Upon completion of the course,
st
udents have the opportunity to take
the AP exam to receive up to six hours
of college credit.


3102 U.S. History
Credit: 1

Grade: 11

U.S. History traces the emergence and
growth of the United States following
Reconstruction to the present. Crise
s,
wars, victories, defeats, and peace are
studied, using the examples of the
World Wars, Korea, Cuba, Vietnam,
and the Persian Gulf to understand how
people and events of history have
shaped the present and will continue to
affect the future. Domestic is
sues are
also emphasized.


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3213
Economics AP

Credit: .5




Grade: 12

Macroeconomics AP is the equivalent to
college
-
level survey economics. Upon
completion of the course, students have
the opportunity to take the
Advanced
Placement exam to receive college credit.


3222 Economics Dual
-
Credit

Credit: .5

Grade
:

12

Prerequisite: Blinn entrance
requirements and THEA

This is a college
-
level course taught
through Blinn College. It is the study of
the principles of
economics that apply to
systems as a whole. Dual
-
Credit courses
require additional fees payable to Blinn
College.



3422
Psychology Dual
-
Credit

Credit: .5

Grades: 11


12

Prerequisite: Blinn entrance
requirements and THEA

This is a college
-
level course taught
through Blinn College

. Students consider
the development of the individual and the
personality. The study of psychology is
based on historical framework and relies
on effective collection and analysis of
data. Students study topics s
uch as
theories of human development,
personality, motivation, and learning.
Dual
-
Credit courses require additional
fees


payable

to Blinn College.


3412 Sociology Dual
-
Credit

Credit: .5

Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Blinn entrance
requirements and THEA

This is a college
-
level course taught
through Blinn College.

T h i s c o u r s e

e x p l o r e s t h e d y n a m i c s a n d m o d e l s o f
i n d i v i d u a l a n d g r o u p r e l a t i o n s h i p s.
S t u d e n t s s t u d y t o p i c s s u c h a s t h e h i s t o r y
a n d s y s t e m s o f s o c i o l o g y, c u l t u r a l a n d
s o c i a l

n o r m s, s o c i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s, a n d m a s s
c o m m u n i c a t i o n.
D u a l
-
C r e d i t c o u r s e s
r e q u i r e a d d i t i o n a l f e e s p a y a b l e t o B l i n n
C o l l e g e.



3 2 2 1
G o v e r n m e n t D u a l
-
C r e d i t

C r e d i t: .5

G r a d e: 1 2

P r e r e q u i s i t e: B l i n n e n t r a n c e
r e q u i r e m e n t s a n d T H E A

T h i s
i s a c o l l e g e
-
l e v e l c o u r s e t a u g h t
t h r o u g h B l i n n C o l l e g e. T h e c o u r s e
t e a c h e s n a t i o n a l, s t a t e a n d l o c a l
g o v e r n m e n t s y s t e m s a n d p o l i t i c s.
D u a l
-
C r e d i t c o u r s e s r e q u i r e a d d i t i o n a l
f e e s p a y a b l e t o B l i n n C o l l e g e.


A p p l i e d S o c i a l S t u d i e s I
-
I V

9 3 0 1 ( W o r l d G e o g r
a p h y )

9 3 0 2 ( W o r l d H i s t o r y )

9 3 0 3 ( U.S. H i s t o r y )

9 3 0 4

( G o v e r n m e n t/E c o n o m i c s )


C r e d i t:
1


G r a d e
s
:
9
-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of these courses are

individualized

according

to

the

IEP
.


3212
Economics




Credit: .5

Grade: 12

The goal of Government is for the
students to understand world issues, to
identify the rights and obligations of
citizens and to become active
participants in the democratic process.

Economics and the F
ree Enterprise
System focuses on the impact of
economics on the lives of people.
Economics emphasizes on the basic
principles of

production, consumption
,
and distribution of goods and services
in the United States and a comparison
with those of other coun
tries.


3812
Fundamental Economics

Credit: 1

Grade
s
:

9

-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the grade level
,

general
education studies for Economics
curriculum as determined by IEP.



Other Languages

6001 Spanish I Credit: 1
Grades: 9
-

12

Spanish I introduces the basic
language skills of showing, viewing,
listening, reading, speaking, and
writing in Spanish. Students will
learn vocabulary and grammatical
structures necessary to communicate
in everyday situations. A variety of
videos, stud
ent presentations,
projects, and dramatizations will
reinforce language skills and
introduce various aspects of
Hispanic culture.


2002 Spanish II Credit: 1
Grades: 9
-

12


Prerequisite: Successful
completion of Spanish I

Spanish II ren
ews the basic
structures, functions and vocabulary
learned in Spanish I and continues
with advanced structures and
vocabulary to increase language
proficiency. Oral and written
communication skills are practiced
and evaluated through a variety of
activiti
es including dramatizations.
Emphasis on Hispanic culture
continues



through

videos,


and

readings
.


6003 Spanish III Credit: 1
Grades: 10
-

12

Prerequisite: Successful completion
of Spanish II

Spanish III continues to emphasize
the
communication skills established
in levels I and II to increase
proficiency. Students will learn
advanced structures and vocabulary
necessary to interact socially,
communicate ideas, feelings and
attitudes, and to provide and request
information. The stu
dy of Hispanic
culture will be highlighted through
videos, art, lite
rature, and authentic
readings.

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7004 Art II Fibers
Credit: 1

Grade
s
:

9

-

12

Prerequisite: Art I

Students will be introduced to the
field of fibers, with
exploration in
constructed fibers, garment forms,
and surface design, including
weaving, dying, printing, and


three
dimensional construction
techniques. There may be a cost
associated with this course.



Performing Arts


7101, 7102, 7103, 7104 Band I,
II, III, IV

These performance
-
based courses
encourage the ability to play an
instrument, and help develop
performance and marching skills.
The band performs at football games,
marching contests, concerts, and
parades. The fall band

(marching


band)


may


count

1/2 credits toward
the Fine Arts requirement.


7107 Band: Jazz I

Credit: 1

7108 Band: Jazz II


Credit: 1


Grades: 9
-

12

Prerequisite: Audition

Participation in all bands is subject to
instructor placement determined by
an audition to
assess the student’s
instrumental technique and music
reading skill. All band students are

required

to

participate

in rehearsals
and performances before and after
school. Band students are expected to
rent or purchase their own
instruments, mouthpieces, reeds, and
other accessories. Band is a full year
course.


Students receive physical education
waiver for the fall
semester of
marching band. All students enrolled
in the Chambers Band will participate
in marching band unless excused by
the band director. Marching band

6012 Spanish Pre
-
AP II

Credit: 1
Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Successful completion

of
Spanish I

Spanish II renews the basic structures,
functions and vocabulary learned in
Spanish I and continues with advanced
structures and vocabulary to increase
language proficiency. Oral and written
communication skills are practiced and
evaluated
through a variety of activities
including dramatizations. Emphasis on
Hispanic culture continues through videos,
and readings
.
This course will prepare
students for the AP Spanish Language
Exam.


6023 Spanish AP III Credit: 1
Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of
Spanish II

Spanish AP III is a survey of Hispanic
Literature. This course stresses oral skills,
composition, and grammar while
emphasizing the use of Spanish for active
communication. The students will develop
the
following skills; comprehension of
formal and informal spoken and written
Spanish, acquisition of vocabulary and a
deeper grasp of the structure to allow the
student to analyze literary works. This
course prepares the student for the Spanish
Literature Ex
am.


6011
Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9

-

12

6022 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

Credit: 1

Grades: 10

-

12

Prerequisite: Spanish for Spanish
Speakers I

This course is designed for native
Spanish speakers who do not require an
emphasis on oral language in Spanish.
The Spanish for Spanish Speakers
courses emphasize reading and writing
in Spanish. Students will continue to
develop and strengthen their native
language skills.


Fine Arts

Note: All of the following courses
me
et the state fine arts graduation
requirement.


7001 Art I (General)
Credit: 1


Grade
s
:
8

-

12

Students will work with a variety of
drawing, painting, and sculpting media
while developing the elements and
principles of art. There may be a cost
associated with taking this course.


7002 Art II
Drawing


7003 Art III Drawing

Credit: 1


Grade
s
:
9

-

12

Prerequisite: Art I

(for Art II)


Art II (for Art III)

Students create original drawings using
various techniques and media.

They
emphasize space and form through
range of value, placement, reflections,
and shadows. Students add new
dimensions to their works by
experimenting with combinations of
likely and unlikely materials and
techniques, such as wax resist,
printing, and col
lage. Additionally,
students in Drawing III independently
review the sources of art works of a
selected period, style, or movement
and identify cultural, historical, and
political influences, and photograph
key pieces of their work to become part
of a sli
de portfolio for competition,
entrance into post
-
secondary
education, or scholarship applications.


7007 Art II Sculpture

7008 Art III Sculpture

Credit: 1

Gra
de
s
:

9

-

12

Prerequisite: Art I

Students will interpret and organize
multiple solutions between natural
man
-
made environments. Students
will become familiar with different
sculpting styles and techniques by
expanding on personal themes,
applying design skills, and studying
and analyzing

artwork.


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removal and placed in a Physical
Education class for the remainder
of the semester if they do not meet
the athletic standard required for
participation on a competitive team.
All students must pass a physical
examination each year of athletics
and complete

all other appropriate
forms. Athletic team classes meet
every day.


5411, 5412, 5413, 5414 Boys
Athletics I
-
IV Credit: 1

5421, 5422, 5423, 5424 Girls
Athletics I
-
IV Credit: 1

Grades: 9
-

12

Prerequisites: Member of the
athletic team, Coach’s
recommendation and approval


Boys Athletics

Baseball


Cross Country



Football

Basketball



Soccer



Track




Coed Athletics

Tennis

Powerlifting



Girls Athletics

Basketball


Cross Country



Softball




Soccer


Track



Volleyball


rehearsals begin near the end of July
and continue through the fall semester.
These rehearsals occur either before or
after school. The bands march at varsity
football games and compete in
marching contests sponsored by the
University Interscholastic Le
ague (UIL)
and other organizations. During the
spring semester, all students enrolled in
the band program participate in concert
band according to their proficiency, as
determined earlier in the year by
audition and instructor placement.
During this seme
ster, all students will
participate in UIL sponsored events
including solo and ensemble contest
and concert and sight
-
reading contests.
Contests through other organizations
may be entered as well.



7201 Theatre Arts I Credit: 1
Grade
s
:
8

-

12

Theatre

I is an introduction to the
elements of theatre, including basic
acting techniques, technical theatre, and
interpretation of dramatic literature.
Students explore stage movement,
mime, voice and diction,
improvisation,

and scene presentation
. They also
practice relaxation and preparatory
techniques, examine dramatic structure,
and develop audience appreciation
skills by attending live theatrical
performances.


7202, 7203, 7204
Theatre Arts II,
III, IV



Credit:
1

Grade
s
: 10
-

12

Prerequisite: Previous Theatre Class

Theatre

II
-
IV is a continuation of
learning the elements of theatre,
including basic acting techniques,
technical theatre, and interpretation of
dramatic literature. Elements of
Theatre I classes will be reviewed.

Students will learn more about theatre
history, basic stage makeup techniques,
reader’s theatre, and duet acting. They
will participate in performances during
class as an actor or
as
part of a crew
numerous times throughout the year.
Theatre

IV students in this class may be
placed with students in a production
class without outside commitments.


Health/
Physical Education

5001 Health Education Credit: .5

Grade: 9

This is a comprehensive course of
study of the concepts and skills that
foster individual personal
health and
safety. Current and relevant topics
such as environmental health, social
and mental health, the influence of
media on health consumerism, cu
rrent
health issues, and health
care finances
will be examined. Although not
required by the state, heal
th is a
required course in Royal ISD.


Physical Education

Credit:
.5

-

1
Grade
s
: 9
-

12

5111 (Boys)

5221 (Girls)

In Physical Education, students acquire
the knowledge and skills for movement

that provide the foundation for
enjoyment, continued social
development through physical activity,
and access to a physically active
lifestyle. Students are taught

in this
course about the process of becoming
fit as well as achieving some degree of
fitness within the class. During
physi
cal activity, the students develop
positive self
-
management and social
skills needed to work independently
and with others.


Athletics

Students may earn no more than 1.5
units of credits in Physical Education
toward state graduation requirements.
Students
may be enrolled in only one
section during the regular school day
for practice of inter
-
school competitive
athletics and for programs in which
body

conditioning, training, and other
activities in one of the team sports is
the objective of the teacher and
s
tudents. Students who enroll in an
athletic class will be subject to

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8602
Principle
s and Elements of
Floral Design C
redit: 1
Grade
s
:
10
-

12

Satisfies “Fine Arts” requirement
for all high school graduation
plans

Prerequisite: Principles of
Agriculture, Food, & Natural
Resources Certification Available

Students will attain skills related to
horticultural systems and develop
knowledge and skills

regarding
career opportunities, entry
requirements, and industry
expectations. This course is
designed to develop students’
ability to identify and demonstrate
the principles and techniques
related to floral design, as well as
develop an understanding of

the
management of floral enterprises.


8609
Horticulture Science

Credit: 1

Grade
s
:

1
1
-

12

Prerequisite: Principles and
Elements of Floral Design

Certification Available

Horticulture Science is designed to
teach students to develop and

demonstrate an understanding of
common horticultural management
practices as they relate to food and
ornamental plant production.


8610
Advanced
Plant & Soil
Science
Credit: 1

Grade:

12

Prerequisite: Principles and
Elements of Floral Design

&
Horticultural Science

*
This course satisfies the 4
th

science requirement for the
recommended or distinguished
graduation plan.


Investigations, laboratory practices,
and field exercises will be used to
help students develop an
understanding of current plant and
soil science. This course is
designed to prepare students for
careers in the food and fiber
industry. Students will learn,
reinforce, apply, and transfer their
knowledge in a scientific setting.

General Electives

Journalism


Journalism

Yearbook


1301 Journalism I Course

1302

Journalism II

Course
1303
Journalism III

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 10


12

Students in Yearbook Productions will
produce the district yearbook.
Duties/assignments may include
planning, writing
, producing, selling,
and distributing the yearbook. Students

will also be responsible for working as
part of the yearbook staff, creating
thematic concepts, communicating with
various school personnel and students,
writing copy, shooting photos,
designin
g pages, efficiently using
computer desktop publishing programs,
and meeting deadlines. Objectives
include management and production of
the yearbook, using editorial judgment
and journalistic integrity, as well as
working within time constraints and
budget

limitations.


9501 Personal Skills Credit 1

Grades: 9
-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

This course offers information and
practical experience regarding personal
health and hygiene, grooming, domestic
and social skills.
Instruction is
individualized according to IEP.


9801, 9802, 9803 Vocational
Learning Experiences I
-
III

Credit: 1

Grades: 9
-

12

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

These courses teach pre
-
vocational
skills to allow students to develop job
skills.

Some educational experiences
may be community
-
based, hands
-
on
learning opportunities. Instruction is
individualized according to the IEP.


Career and Technical
Education (CTE)

A
ll students have the opportunity to
enroll in Career and Technical
Education courses along with the
more tradi
tional academic courses.
Enrollment in Career and Technical
Education

courses


is


open


to


al
l
qualified students without regard to
race, color, creed, religious
affiliation, sex, or handicapping
conditions. Safety is an important
part of elective
course work and must
be demonstrated before students are
allowed to work.



Agricultural, Food &
Natural Resources

Courses in this career cluster are
designed to help prepare students for
p
ossible

c
areers such as Veterinarian,
Veterinarian Assistant, Farmer or
Rancher, Agricultural Engineer, Food
Scientist, Wildlife and Game Manager,
Botanist and many more.


8601 Principles of
Agriculture,
Food, & Natural Resources

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 9
-

1
1

Principles of Agriculture, Food and
Natural Resources is designed to
enhance understanding of the
agriculture industry. Students will
develop technical knowledge and skills
related to plant and animal systems,
food production, mechanical systems,
entrep
reneurship, leadership, and
environmental sciences.


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8612

Audio Video
Production
/
Audio
Technology

Credit: 1

Grades: 9
-

12

This course is an introduction into
analogue and digital audio
recording. Instruction
includes
studio electronics, acoustic
principles, live sound theory and
r
e
cording studio techniques.
Student
s

will be given the tools to
start and maintain a recording
studio for the music of Roya
l

ISD.


8613
Principles of Arts,
A
udio/ Video

Tech &
Commun
ications
Credit:
1


Grade
s
:

9
-

11


Students will learn video basics, as
well as design, produce, and
publish multimedia content. A
strong background in computer and
technology applications is
recommended


8614 Graphics Design &
Illustration
Credit:
1

Grade
s
:
10
-

12


Prerequisite: Principles of Arts,
Audio/Video Tech, Communication

Students will develop an
understanding of the industry with
a focus on fundamental elements
and

principles of visual art and
design.


8615 A
nimation I

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 11
-

12

Prerequisites: Graphic Design &
Illustration

Students will build on their
multimedia skills by specializing in
web design, graphic design, image
editing and/or animation. Students
will

work

independently
,

as


well

as collaboratively
,

to produce
communications projects. Students
will develop an
electronic portfolio
to document their skills.

Note: Tech Prep articulated course


8410

Practicum in Agriculture,
Food and Natural Resources
Credit: 2

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: A 3 year coherent
sequence of courses in the Horticulture
Sc
ience or Animal Science
,

Agriculture, Food, and Natural
Resources pathway.

This course provides the opportunity
for students to apply previously learned
skills in a laboratory
-
type setting.


Students will obtain and apply
technical skills and scientific co
ncepts
necessary in animal systems
management.



8412 Mathematical Applications in
Agriculture, Food, and Natural
Resources*
Credit: 1

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry,
MME or Algebra II

*
This course may serve
as the 4
th

math course for students on the
recommended or distinguished
graduation plan.

This course prepares students for
careers in

agriculture, food, and
natural resources, students must

acquire technical knowledge in the
discipline as well as apply academic
skills in mathematics. Students should
apply knowledge and skills related to
mathematics,

including algebra,

geometry,

and

dat a



anal ys i s

i n

t he

cont ext of agr i cul t ur e, f ood,

and
nat ur al r es our ces.




A
rts
, A/V Technology &
Communication

Courses that fall within this Career
Cluster prepare students for careers in
creative and audio/visual arts. Courses
in this area may lead to careers such as
video technician, set designer, c
amera
operator, graphic designer, network
technician, or commercial
photographer.


8407 Livestock Production
Credit: 1


Grades: 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Principles of Agriculture,
Food, and Natural Resources

Livestock Production provides an
overview of the
livestock industry
including how to create and maintain a
safe, effective, and profitable livestock

production system. Animal species to
be addressed in this course may include,
but are not limited to, cattle, swine,
sheep, goats, and poultry. Students wi
ll
have the opportunity to gain hands on
experiences with live animals while
exploring such topics as nutrition,
reproduction, health, genetics,
economics of the livestock industry, as
well as business operation.



8408
Veterinary

M
edical

Applications

Credit: 1

Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Livestock Production

This course is designed to prepare
students for careers in the field of
animal science. Topics covered in this
course include, but are not limited to,
veterinary practices as
they relate to
both large and small animal species.


8409 Advanced
Animal Science

Credit:

1

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Veterinary Medical
Applications

*
This course satisfies the 4
th

science
requirement for the recommended or
distinguished graduation plan

This course examines the
interrelatedness of human, scientific,
and technological dimensions of
livestock production. Instruction is
designed to allow for the application of
scienti
fic and technological aspects of
animal science through field and
laboratory experiences.


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H
ealth Science &
Technology

Courses that fall within this career
cluster are designed to help prepare
students for careers in health.
Courses in this area may lead to
careers such as Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT), Registered
Nurse or Licensed Vocational
Nurse, Pharmacy Technici
an,
Pharmacist, Certified Nurse
Assistant, Doctor, Physician’s
Assistant, Phlebotomist, and many
more.


8450 Principles of Health
Science


Credi
t: 1
Grade
s
:
9
-

11


This class is an overview of the
therapeutic, diagnostic, health
informatics, support services, and
biotechnology research and
development systems of the health
care industry. Students in this
course


will


learn

to

identify

the employment opportunities,
technology, and safety
requirements of each system.
S
tudents are also expected to apply
knowledge and skills necessary to
pursue a health science career
through further education and
employment.


8451 Health Science

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 1
0

-

12

Prerequisite: Principles of Health
Science; Biology

The Hea
lth Science course is
designed to provide for the
development of advanced
knowledge and skills related to a
wide variety of health careers.
Students will have hands
-
on
experiences for continued
knowledge and skill development.
The course may be taught by

different methodologies such as
clinical rotation and career
preparation learning.


8619 Business Information
Management II (BIM II)

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 10
-

12

Prerequisite: Business Information
Management I

BIM II teaches students concepts and
advanced technology skills required in

the business environment. Special

emphasis will be placed on developing
technology skills with applications to
personal situations and use workplace
standard technologies in creating
complex word processing documents,

sophisticated spreadsheets using charts
and graphs, database, tele
-

communications, desktop publishing,
presentation management, networking,
operating systems, internet research,
and emerging technologies.

Note:
Certification available


8620 Global Busi
ness Credit: 1
Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Business Information
Management

II


Students implement personal and
interpersonal skills to strengthen
individual performance in the
workplace and in society and to make a
successful transition t
o the workforce
and postsecondary education. Students
apply technical skills to address global
business applications of emerging
technologies. Students develop a
foundation in the economical, financial,
technological, international, social, and
ethical a
spects of business to become
competent consumers, employees, and
entrepreneurs. Students enhance
reading, writing, computing,
communication, and reasoning skills
and apply them to the business
environment.


8616 Animation II
Credit: 1

Grade:

12

Prerequisite: Animation I

Animation II is an extension of
Animation I to prepare
students for a
career of study in the area of graphic
design. 3
-
D animation is introduced, as
students integrate multiple software
programs to demonstrate animation
skills.

Note: Tech Prep articulated course


Business Management &
Administration

Courses t
hat fall within this career
cluster are designed to help prepare
students for careers in general business.
Courses in this area may lead to careers
such as administrative assistant, human
resource manager, general business
manager, purchasing, accounting,

and
general management.


8617 Principles of Business,
Marketing, & Finance Credit: 1

Grades: 9


11

Students will gain knowledge and skills
in economics and private enterprise
systems, the impact of global business,
marketing of goods and services,
advertising, and product pricing.
Students analyze the sales process and
financial management principles.


8618 Business Information
Management I Credit: 1
Grades: 10


12

Students implement personal and
interpersonal skills to streng
then
individual performance in the workplace
and in society, to make a successful
transition to the workforce and
postsecondary education. Students

a
pply
technical skills to address business
applications of emerging technologies,
create work
-
processing

do
cuments,
develop a spreadsheet, formulate a
database, and make and electronic
presentation using appropriate software.

Note: Course meets the Technology
Applications requirement



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8624 Welding Credit:
1
Grade
s
:

10
-

12

Prerequisite: Principles of
Manufacturing

This course supports integration of
academic and technical knowledge and
skills related to welding. Students will
reinforce, apply, and transfer
knowledge and skills to a variety of
settings and problems.


8625 Advanced
Welding
II

Credit: 2

Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Algebra I and

Welding I

Advanced welding will build on the
knowledge and skills developed in
Welding I. Students will develop
advanced welding concepts and skills
as they relate to personal and career
development. This course integrates
academic and technical knowled
ge and
skills.


8628 Precision Metal
Manufacturing


Credit: 1
Grades: 10
-

12


Prerequisite: Principles of
Manufacturing and completed or
concurrently enrolled in Algebra I
.
This class provides the knowledge,
skills and
technologies required for
employment in metal technology
systems. This course also addresses a
variety of materials in addition to metal
such as plastics, ceramics, and wood.
Students develop knowledge of the
concepts and skills related to these
systems
to apply then to personal and
career development.


8629 Advanced
Precision Metal
Manufacturing

Credit:
2
-
3


Grades: 11
-

12

Prerequisite: Precision Metal
Manufacturing and Algebra I
I or
concurrent enrollment
.

C e r t i f i c a t i o n
a v a i l a b l e
.

This course is designed to enhance the
technical knowledge and skills learned
in

Precision


Metal Manufacturing

by

Information Technology

Note


Royal ISD does not offer a
coherent series of courses within this
cluster

Courses that fall within this car
eer
cluster are designed to help prepare
students for careers technology.
Courses in this area may lead to careers
such as Electrical Engineer, Technical
Writer, Computer Support Specialist,
Desktop Publisher, Computer
Programmer, Computer Technician and
many more.


8993 Digital & Interactive Media

Credit: 1

Grades: 9
-

12

Using digital and interactive media,
students will design and create projects
and applications using various media
software programs. Students will be
able to design and edit digital
pho
tography.


Manufacturing

Courses that fall within this career
cluster are designed to help prepare
students for car
eers machining
technology or welding
.
Courses in
this area may lead to careers such as
welder, machine operator, machine
technician, quality

or design
engineer, production engineer, etc.


8623 Principles of Manufacturing
Welding or Machining

Credit: 1
Grade: 9

-

1
1

Students will gain knowledge and
skills in the application, design,
production, and assessment of
products, services, and

systems and
how those knowledge and skills are
applied to manufacturing. The study of
manufacturing technology will allow
students to reinforce, apply, and
transfer academic knowledge and skills
to a variety of interesting and relevant
activities, and pr
oblems in a
manufacturing setting. Students will
also gain an understanding of career
opportunities available in
manufacturing.




Practicum in Health Science I &
II
(Clinical Rotations)

8452

Practicum I

8453
Practicum II

Credit: 2
to 3


Grade
s
:

11

-

12

Prerequisite: Health Science;
Biology…both with a grade of “C” or
better.

The practicum is designed to give
students practical app
lication of
previously studied knowledge and
skills. Practicum experiences can occur
in a variety of locations appropriate to
the nature and level of

experience.
Students


will


have

hands
-
on
experiences for continued knowledge
and skill development. T
he course may
be taught by different methodologies
such as clinical rotation and paid or
unpaid work
-
based learning.

Note: Tech Prep articulated course


8461
Anatomy and Physiology*

Credit: 1

Grade
s
: 11
-

12

Prerequisites: Biology
,

Chemistry
, and
Health Science II

*This course may also serve as the 4
th

science.

Anatomy and Physiology Advanced is
designed for students interested in
biological, medical, and health oriented
programs. Students will study the
structures and functions of the human
body.

The body’s systems will be
investigated as to the body’s responses
to forces, maintenance of homeostasis,
electrical interactions, transport
systems, and energy systems. The
topics will be presented through an
integration of biology, chemistry, and
physi
cs. In this laboratory course, the
students conduct laboratory
investigations, and make informed
decisions using critical thinking and
problem solving. Anatomy and
Physiology Advanced will involve the
in
-
depth study of topics, including high
level thinki
ng skills in both laboratory
exercises and assessment. Th
e student
w
ill be expected to conduct research.



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Career Preparation


“School to Work
Progr
am”


8991
Career Preparation

I

Credit:
2
-
3


Grade
s
:
11
-

12

Career Preparation I provides
opportunities for students to
participate in a learning
experience that combines
classroom instruction with paid
business and industry employment
experiences and
supports strong
partnerships among school,
business, and community
stakeholders. The goal is to
prepare students with a variety of
skills for a fast
-
changing
workplace. This instructional
arrangement should be an
advanced component of a
student’s individ
ual program of
study. Students are taught
employability skills, which
include job
-
specific skills
applicable to their training station,
job interview techniques,
communication skills, financial
and budget activities, human
relations, and portfolio
develop
ment.


8992 Career Preparation II

Credit: 2
-
3


Grade: 12

Career Preparation II develops
essential knowledge and skills
through classroom technical
instruction and on
-
the
-
job training
in an approved business and
industry training area. Students
will devel
op skills for lifelong
learning, employability,
leadership, management, work
ethics, safety, and communication
as a group; however, each student
will have an individual training
plan that will address job
-
specific
knowledge and skills. A training
sponsor
will work collaboratively
with the student and career
preparation teacher.



8402
Energy Power and
Transportation

Credit: 1
Grades: 10
-

12


Prerequisite: Principles of

Transportation, Distribution, and
Logistics

Students


will


learn

to

understand

t
he
interaction between various vehicle
systems, the logistics used to move goods
and services to consumers, and the
components of transportation
infrastructure. Performance

requirements
will include academic and technical
skills.

8403
Automotive Technology

Credit: 2

Grades: 11


12

Prerequisite: Energy, Power, and
Transportation Systems

Students will obtain knowledge of the
function of the major automotive systems
and
the principles of diagnosing and
servicing these systems. Students also
gain knowledge and skills in the repair,
maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle
systems. The focus of this course is to
teach the theory of operation of
automotive vehicle systems and

associated repair practices.


8404
Advanced Automotive
Technology

Credit: 2

Grade
s
: 11


12

Prerequisite: Automotive Technology

NATEF Certifications available

Advanced Automotive Technology
includes advanced knowledge of the
function of the major automotive systems
and the principles of diagnosing and
servicing these systems. In Advanced
Automotive Technology, students gain
knowledge and skills in the repair,
m
aintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle
systems. The focus of this course is to
teach the theory of operation of
automotive vehicle systems and
associated repair practices.

Note: Tech Prep articulated course



allowing students the opportunity to

explore career preparation that has
resulted from the rapid advances in
technology and career demands in high
-
skill, high
-
wage opportunities.
Advanced Precision Metal
Manufacturing provides the knowledge,
skills, and technologies required for
employment i
n a globally competitive
manufacturing environment.


8626 Practicum in Manufacturing

Credit: 2
-
3

Grade:

12

Prerequisite: Welding II or Advanced
Precision Metal Manufacturing

This course is recommended for
students in Grade 12. The practicum

course is a paid or unpaid capstone
experience for students participating in
a coherent seq1uence of career and
technical education courses in the
manufacturing cluster. The practicum is
designed to give students supervised
practical application of previo
usly
studied knowledge and skills.
Practicum experiences can occur in a
variety of locations appropriate to the
nature and level of experience.


Transportation & Logistics

Courses that fall within this career
cluster are designed to help prepare
students
for car
eers in transportation /
automotive services and logistics
.
Courses in this area may lead to
careers such as diesel mechanic,
automotive service technician, safety
engineer, industrial engineer,
commercial pilot, traffic technician,
and more.


8401

Principles of Transportation,
Distribution, and Logistics

Credit:
1

Grade
s
:

9


11




Students will gain knowledge and skills
in the safe application, design,
production, and assessment of products,
services, and systems. This
knowledge
includes the history, laws and
regulations, and common practices used
in the logistics of warehousing and
transportation systems.


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Optional Flexible School Day
Program / Compensatory
Education Program


The Optional Flexible School Day
Program is a traditional educational
program that offers two academic
options for at
-

risk or recovered drop
out 15
-
21 year old students who want to
pursue their education in a setting that
encourages goal setting and self
-
discipline necessary to become self
supporting adults. Many of the co
urses
are offered through an online, computer
based software system. Specific course
selections will require administrative
approval. The guidance counselor will
work with the student to develop an
appropriate schedule of courses.


Local

Credit courses DO NOT
count towards graduation
requirements, nor are they
calculated into the student’s GPA.


3601
Reading

This course provides additional
instruction in
reading, teaching
specific strategies for comprehending
written text. Students must meet
specific requirements for this course,
and are placed based on counselor /
committee recommendation.


8550
Math

8551
Science

The math and science courses provide
addi
tional instruction to assist
identified students in mastering skills
tested on TAKS or STAAR EOC.
These courses may be required to
provide assistance for those students
who are attempting to pass statewide
assessments in order to meet
graduation requireme
nts.


8920
ACT/SAT Preparation

Grades: 11
-

12


College Preparation prepares students
for college entrance exams, improves
vocabulary skills, and acquaints
students with college choices,
admission requirements and
procedures, as well as college
survival s
kills. Practice tests are
included and use of the computer
lab/internet is provided.

0050
Student Assistant / Office
Assistant

Grade: 12

This elective course allows students to
assist with office / classroom duties as
needed.


8559 Peer Tutor

Grades: 11
-

12

This is a peer assistance program allowing
selected high school students the
opportunity to work as peer facilitators in
a student
-
led content mastery program.


Local Options

Other

Options

Texas Virtual School
Network (TxVSN)


In some circumstances
, a student
may desire a specific course that is
not offered in the traditional setting
in Royal ISD. If approved, the
student may take the specified
course online, through the TxVSN.
Students may earn up to 2 state
required credits through the
TxVSN. T
he course grades will
count toward the student’s GPA.


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The Junior High Program

JH Course of Study Information


In junior high, students will take a variety of both core
academic and elective courses. The required courses
are as follows:


Required Courses: 6th Grade

Language Arts

Social Studies

Reading

Science

Mathematics

Physical Education



One Elective

Required Courses: 7th Grade

Language Arts

Science

Mathematics

Physical Education or Athletics

Social Studies (Texas
History)

Two Electives

Required Courses: 8th Grade

Language Arts

Social Studies (US
History)

Mathematics

Physical Education or Athletics

Science

Two Electives


State Assessment Program


The State of Texas Assessments of Academic
Readiness

(STAAR) is the state assessment program beginning
Spring 2012. The Texas
Education Agency has
identified a set of readiness and supporting standards
for designated courses which are assessed

in the
following grade levels:


Grade 6: reading and mathematics;

Grade 7: reading, mathematics, and writing;

Grade 8: reading, mathemati
cs, science, and social
studies.


Course Designations


Courses are designated in various ways to meet the skills
and

interests of students. Many courses are offered as
regular and
Pre
-
AP courses. A student’s course of
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Courses

These core courses and electives prepare students for
college

and pos
t
-
secondary instruction using a variety of
teaching strategies,

student activities, and assessments. The
curriculum requires

students to develop critical thinking
and problem solving skills as

well as master core content.


Pre
-
AP

Pre
-
AP courses are designe
d to challenge motivated
students

and prepare them for success in college level
course work

in high school and in college. These advanced
or above grade

level courses typically move at a faster
pace, are more academically

challenging and require more
indep
endent learning and

homework than academic
courses.


Pre
-
AP
Entry
and Exit
Guidelines


The purpose of the
Pre
-
AP

and AP entry guidelines is to
provide

information to facilitate placement of students in
academically

challenging courses.


1.

Students are
encouraged to access the most
rigorous curriculum in which they can be
successful, generally defined as earning a C or
better semester average.


2.

Pre
-
AP courses are designed to challenge students
beyond grade
-
level academic courses and prepare
them for succ
ess in future advanced level
coursework.


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3.

Students who opt to participate in Pre
-
AP must:



Successfully complete prerequisite courses as
specified in the course catalog



Demonstrate mastery on course
-
related state
-
mandated
performance assessments including
TAKS and/or STAAR.



R
ecognize the long term benefits of
participation, seek assistance when needed,
and be committed to staying in the course for
a minimum of one semester.



Enter with previous grades of C or better.


4.

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Questions about
Pre
-
AP
/AP courses should be directed
to the

counselor and/or the subject teacher.





Career Cruising

is a comprehensive, research
-
based
approach

to career exploration, planning, and
development. It is

designed to be self
-
paced and self
-
interpreted. Assessments are

brief and highly reliable,
and the entire system is user friendly.


Career

Cruising

combines interests, skills, and work
values

assessments with online educational and
occupational information

resources. The system
includes a lifelong career portfolio

including note
taking and resume building.

GT Courses and Program Services

The Gifted and Talented Program is provided

to address

the special interests, needs, and abilities of gifted
learners

through the differentiation of content, process,
product, and

learning environment.

Students identified as gifted and talented in language
arts, math, science and social studies will have their
educational needs met within the pre
-
AP classes
through a variety of instructional strategies which
may

include:



compacting curriculum; accelerati
on



collaborative groups for the purpose of student
generated knowledge



Problem Based Learning



Socratic Questioning/productive questioning



themes and inter
-
disciplinary connections



independent study; student research, product

development and presentations



guided instruction in the G/T Scope and
Sequence for Research and Communication
Skills and use of appropriate models for
research



open
-
ended, student centered instructional
environment that encourages student generated
knowledge



G/T instructional cluster
grouping within the
pre
-
AP classes


Career Planning

High School Courses At
Grades 7
-
8

The Texas Administrative Code states that districts may
offer

courses designated for grades 9
-
12 in grades 7 and 8
and shall

verify that students who take these courses have
satisfactorily

completed the prerequisite Texas Essential
Knowledge

and Skills

(TEKS). The academic
achievement record shall reflect that

students have
satisfactorily completed the courses in grades 7

and 8,
and have been awarded state graduation credit.


High school credit courses will

count toward students’
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Catalog of Courses: Junior High School

Language Arts

0611 Language Arts



Grade
:

6

In
this course,

sixth grade students are
able to select and use different forms
of writing. Students
explore more
complex forms of writing, and

edit
their writing based on their
knowledge of grammar and usage,
spelling, and punctuation. Students
produce pieces of written composition
on a regular basis.


0612 Language Arts

Pre
-
AP

Grade
:

6

Pre
-
AP English students are expected
to master
previously learned

skills in
increasingly more complex
presentations and written
compositions. Students
explore more
complex forms of writing, and

edit
their writing based on their
knowledge of grammar and usage,
spelling, and punctuation. Students
produc
e pieces of written composition
on a regular basis.


0619 Applied Reading

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

Instruction is individualized according
to

the IEP.



0620 Fundamental Language
Arts / Reading

Grade
:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches the general grade level
general education
Language Arts

curriculum as determined by an IEP.


0614
Reading



Grade
:

6

In sixth grade Reading, students
continue to expand

vocabulary,
listening skills, reading rate and the
reading/writing connection. Strong
attention will be given to
increasing the ability as well as the
desire to read. Students study
fiction, nonfiction, poetry and
drama.


0680 Reading Intervention

Grade
:

6

This diagnostic remedial course is
designed

for students who read
below grade level.

Instruction will
be delivered in small groups

and
will be based on diagnostic data.

Instruction will include word attac
k

skills,

fluency, vocabulary, reading
comprehe
nsion

strategies, and
listening skills. This course

is
required for students who have not

passed the Reading TAKS test.

(Course number
0613
will be
assigned to those students
identified with dyslexia)


0617 English as a Second
Language


Grade
:

6

Th
is

beginner
to intermediate
level
course is designed

to introduce the
non
-
English speaker to

basic
English. The goal of this course is

to accelerate the non
-
English
speaker’s

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0618 English Language Arts
for ESL


Grade
:

6

Beginner and Intermediate level
non
-
English speakers will take
this ELA course in addition to the
ESL class.
The subject content
of this course

matches the grade
level general education

course

for
English Language Arts
.

Emphasis is placed on
vocabulary

expansion, written
and oral communication,

reading
comprehension and attentive

listening.


0711 English Languag
e Arts
Grade
:

7

In seventh grade,

students edit
their writing based on their

knowledge of grammar usage,
spelling,

and punctuation.
Students produce pieces of
written composition on

a regular
basis.



0712 English Language Arts
Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

7

In sevent
h grade,

students edit
their writing based on their

knowledge of grammar usage,
spelling,

and punctuation.
Students produce pieces of
written composition on

a regular
basis, and
learn to identify and

use the complex grammatical
structures

necessary in
developing their writing and

literary analysis skills.

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0719 Applied English
Language Arts


Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0720 Fundamental English
Language Arts

Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade
level general
education English

curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


0780 Reading Intervention

Grade
:

7

This diagnostic remedial course
is designed

for students who read
below grade level.

I n s t r u c t i o n
w i l l b e d e l i v e r e d i n s m a l l g r o u p s

a n d w i l l b e b a s e d o n

d i a g n o s t i c
d a t a.

I n s t r u c t i o n w i l l i n c l u d e
w o r d a t t a c
k

s k i l l s,

f l u e n c y,
v o c a b u l a r y, r e a d i n g
c o m p r e h e n s i o n

s t r a t e g i e s, a n d
l i s t e n i n g s k i l l s. T h i s c o u r s e

i s
r e q u i r e d f o r s t u d e n t s w h o h a v e
n o t

p a s s e d t h e R e a d i n g T A K S
t e s t.


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G r a d e
:

7

Th
is

beginner
to intermediate
level course is designed

to
introduce the non
-
English
speaker to

basic English. The
goal of this course is

to accelerate
the non
-
English speaker’s

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0718 English Language Arts
for ESL


Grade
:

7

Beginner and Intermediate level
non
-
English speakers will take this
ELA course i
n addition to the ESL
class.
The subject content of this
course

matches the grade level
general education

course

for
English Language Arts
.

Emphasis
is placed on vocabulary

expansion, written and oral
communication,

reading comprehension and
attentive

lis
tening.


0811 English Language Arts
Grade
:

8

Students will

refine and master

previously learned skills. They
continue

to read classic
a
nd
contemporary

texts
, and

edit their

writing based on their knowledge
of grammar

and usage, spelling
and punctuation
.
Students produce
pieces of written composition on a
regular

basis, and

present oral

and
written reports.



0812 English Language Arts
Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

8


Students will

refine and master

previously learned skills. They
continue

to read classic
a
nd
contempor
ary

texts
, and

edit their

writing based on their knowledge
of grammar

and usage, spelling
and punctuation
.
Students produce
pieces of written composition on a
regular

basis, and

present oral

and
written reports.


Focus will include

vocabulary development a
nd a
variety of

research skills and
techniques using informational

text to develop higher level

thinking skills. The level of
instruction/curriculum

will focus
on preparing the student for

advanced placement courses.


0819 Applied Reading

Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0820 Applied English
Language Arts

Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this
course matches

the grade level
general education Reading

curriculum as determined by
an
IEP.


0880 Reading Intervention
Grade
:

8

This diagnostic remedial course
is designed

for students who
read below grade level.

Instruction will be delivered in
small groups

and will be based
on diagnostic data.

I n s t
r uc t i o n
wi l l i n c l u d e wo r d a t t a c k

s ki l l s,

f l u e n c y, vo c a b u l a r y, r e a d i n g
c o mp r e h e n s i o n

s t r a t e gi e s, a n d
l i s t e ni n g s ki l l s. Th i s c o u r s e

i s
r e q ui r e d f o r s t u d e nt s wh o h a ve
n o t

p a s s e d t he Re a d i n g TAKS
t e s t.



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Gr a de
:

8

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l e ve l
c o ur s e i s de s i gne d

t o
s uppo r t

t he no n
-
Engl i s h s pe a ke r
who i s c o nve r s a t i o nal l y f l ue nt
.
The goal of this course is

to
further expand the limited
English speaker’s

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0818 English Language Arts
for ESL



Grade
:

8

The non
-
English speaker who is
conversationally fluent may be
placed in the ELA for ESL
students. Emphasis is placed on
expanding vocabulary and
producing written material in
English. The course is designed
to match the grade level general
education Engl
ish course with
continued support provided by
the ESL teacher.


0681 Math Intervention

Grade
:

6

This course is designed to
provide remedial math
instruction. Placement in the
class is determined by statewide
assessment scores and curriculum
based measurement.
This class is
required for students who

have
not
passed the Math TAKS test
or

have substantial gaps in their
learning. A

stronger foundation
in mathematics will

be made
through the continuous process

of
building math skills, checking
comprehension,

and applying
these skills to

problem
-
solving
situations.



0721 Math


Grade
:

7

Seventh grade math

focus
es

on
proportional relationships in
geometry,

measurement and
probability. Students will

solve
problems with decimals,
fractions, and

integers. Statistical
measures will be used

to describe
data.


0723 Math

Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

7

This course focuses on a portion
of seventh

grade and elements of
eighth grade

mathematics in
order to accelerate student

preparation for Algebra 1 in the
eighth grade.

C u r r i c u l u m
d i f f e r e n t i a t i o n w i l l o c c u r i n p a r t

t h r o u g h t h e u t i l i z a t i o
n o f s t u d e n t
p r o c e s s i n g

s k i l l s i n c r e a t i o n o f
m a t h e m a t i c a l m o d e l s.


0 7 2 9 A p p l i e d M a t h e m a t i c s

G r a d e
:

7

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e
R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

I n s t r u c t i o n i s i n d i v i d u a l i ze d
a c c o r d i n g t o

t h e I E P.



0 7 9 3 F u n d a m e n t a l
M a t h e m a t i c s



G r a d e
:

7

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e
R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

T h e s u b je c t c o n t e n t o f t h i s c o u r s e
m a t c h e s

t h e g r a d e l e v e l g e n e r a l
e d u c a t i o n M a t h c u r r i c u l u m

a s
d e t e r m i
n e d b y a n I E P.


0 7 8 1 M a t h I n t e r v e n t i o n

G r a d e
:

7

T h i s c o u r s e i s d e s i g n e d t o
p r o v i d e r e m e d i a l m a t h
i n s t r u c t i o n. P l a c e m e n t i n t h e
c l a s s i s d e t e r m i n e d b y s t a t e w i d e
a s s e s s m e n t s c o r e s a n d c u r r i c u l u m
b a s e d m e a s u r e m e n t.
T h i s c l a s s i s
r e q u i r e d f o r s t u d e n t s w h o

h a v e
n o t p a s s e d t h e M a t h T A K S t e s t
o r

h a v e s u b s t a n t i a l g a p s i n t h e i r
l e a r n i n g. A

s t r o n g e r f o u n d a t i o n
i n m a t h e m a t i c s w i l l

b e m a d e
t h r o u g h t h e c o n t i n u o u s p r o c e s s

o f
b u i l d i n g m a t h s k i l l s, c h e c k i n g
c o m p r e h e n s i o n,

a n d a p p l y i n g
t h e s e s k i l l s t o

p r o b l e m
-
s o l v i n g
si
tuations.


0821 Math


Grade
:

8

In grade 8, students develop basic
principles

of Algebra to analyze
and represent proportional

and
non
-
proportional relationships.

Probability and statistics are
studied and used

to describe data
and make predictions. Solv
ing

problems with rational numbers
will be

emphasized.


0893 Fundamental
Mathematics



Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Math curriculum

as
determined by an
IEP.



Mathematics

0621 Math


Grade
:

6

Math in grade 6 focuses on the
use of

ratios

to describe
proportional relationships
,
geometry,
measurement,
probability, fractions, and
decimal operations.


0622 Math Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

6

This course focuses on elements
of sixth

grade and a portion of
seventh

grade

mathematics in
order to accelerate student

preparation for Algebra 1 in the
eighth

grade.


0629 Applied Mathematics
Grade
:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0693 Fundamental
Mathematics


Grade
:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Math curriculum

as
determined by an IEP.


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0829 Applied Mathematics


Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to the

IEP.


2001 Algebra I



Grade
:

8
(
High School Credit)

Prerequisite:
Must meet
admission criteria

High School Credit: One

This course is a study of the
structure of
Algebra including sets,
linear equations, inequalities, and
graphs. The system of real
numbers is built step by step from
the natural numbers system.
Functions, variations, and
quadratic equations are introduced
in this course.

This high school
course is

NOT a Pre
-
AP course;

therefore it does not receive Pre
-
AP grade points.


0881 Math Intervention

Grade
:
8

This course is designed to
provide remedial math
instruction. Placement in the
class is determined by statewide
assessment scores and curriculum
base
d measurement.
This class is
required for students who

have
not passed the Math TAKS test
or

have substantial gaps in their
learning. A

stronger foundation
in mathematics will

be made
through the continuous process

of
building math skills, checking
compreh
ension,

and applying
these skills to

problem
-
solving
situations.


0641 Science



Grade
:

6

The
science
curriculum
in sixth
grade
covers a

broad range of
topics, including chemistry,

physics, life science, earth science,
natural

resources, weather and
space.

The course is designed to
give

students a preview of future
courses and

develop basic concepts.


0642 Science Pre
-
AP

Grade
:

6

Concepts covered
in Pre
-
AP
Science
are similar

to sixth grade
science; however, the topics

are
investigated in greater depths.

The
level of instruction/curriculum will

focus on preparing the student for
advanced

placement courses.


0649 Applied Science



Grade:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to the

IEP
.


0650 Fundamental Science


Grade
:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Science

curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


0741 Science



Grade
:

7

This course includes strands i
n the
field and

laboratory investigations,
scientific inquiry,

problem solving,
technology applications,

force and
motion, systems and properties,

matter and energy, energy and the
environment,

structure and
function, genetics,

response to
stimuli, solar s
ystem and earth

systems.

0742 Science Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

7

Pre
-
AP seventh grade science
focuses on elements

of seventh
grade science; however,

concepts
are covered in greater depth. The

level of
instruction/curriculum
will focus on

preparing the
student for advanced placement

courses.


0749 Applied Science



Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to the

IEP
.


0750 Fundamental Science
Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Science

curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


0841 Science



Grade
:

8

This course includes strands in
the field

and laboratory
investigations, scientific

inquiry,
problem solving, technology
applications,

force and motion,
systems and

properties,
interaction in matter and energy

as explored through solar,
weather,

and ocean systems,
energy and the environment,

structure and functi
on, geologic

processes, and earth systems.


0842 Science Pre
-
AP



Grade
:

8

Pre
-
AP eighth grade science
concepts

include those covered in
eighth grade science; however,
concepts are covered in

greater
depth. The level of
instruction/curriculum

will focus
on preparing the student

for
advanced placement courses.


Science

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0849

Applied Science


Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to the

IEP
.


0850

Fundamental Science
-

Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Science

curriculum as
determined by an IEP.


0640 Fundamental Social
Studies

Grade
:

6

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Social

Studies curriculum
as
determined by an

IEP.


0731 Social Studies

Grade
:

7

Seventh grade social studies
focuses
on the
major events in the history of
Texas
.
Important

themes include the
unique heritage of

Texas and its
environment and geography.

Economic development and the
governmental

structure of the
modern state are

studied.


0732 Social Studies Pre
-
AP

Grade
:

7

This course includes the study of the

history of Texas
.
The

level of
instruction/curriculum will focus on

preparing the student for advanced
placement

courses.


0739 Applied Social Studies
Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0740 Fundamental Social Studies

Grade
:

7

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Social

Studies curriculum
as determined by an

IEP.



0831 Social Studies


Grade
:

8

This course focuses on
the
history of the

United States from
colonization to 1877.

T h e
e m p h a s i s i s o n t h e p o l i t i c a l,
s o c i a l a n d

e c o n o m i c e v e n t s t h a t
s h a p e d t h e p r e s e n t

c o u n t r y. T h e
c o u r s e i n c l u d e s t h e
d
e v e l o p m e n t

o f t h e g o v e r n m e n t o f t h e U n i t e d

S t a t e s a n d t h e C o n s t i t u t i o n.


0 8 3
2 S o c i a l S t u d i e s P r e
-
A P
G r a d e
:

8

T h i s c o u r s e f o c u s e s o n t h e
h i s t o r y o f t h e

U n i t e d S t a t e s f r o m
c o l o n i z a t i o n t o 1 8 7 7.

S t u d e n t s
a r e e x p e c t e d t o

a c h i e v e a g r e a t e r
d e p t h o f u n d e r s t a n d i n g

t h r o u g h
t h o u g h t f u l d i s c u s s i o n a n d
r e a d i n g.

T h e l e v e l o f
i n s t r u c t i o n/c u r r i
c u l u m w i l l f o c u s

o n p r e p a r i n g t h e s t u d e n t f o r
a d v a n c e d

p l a c e me n t c o u r s e s.


0 8 3 9 A p p l i e d S o c i a l S t u d i e s
G r a d e
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0840 Fundamental Social
Studies



Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation


The subject content of this course
matches

the grade level general
education Social

Studies

curriculum as determined by an

IEP.


Social Studies

0631 Social Studies



Grade
:

6

This course
is designed to help
students
develop an
understanding of

selected world
cultures and

significant
historical
figures and events
.

Students
apply geographic,

historical,
economic, political and
technological

concepts with
current events as an

important
theme
.


0632 Social Studies Pre
-
AP


Grade
:

6

Pre
-
AP Social Studies covers the
same content as sixth
-
grade
Social Studies.
Students are
expected to

achieve a greater
depth of understanding

through
thoughtful discussion and
reading.

T h e l e v e l o f
i n s t r u c t i o n/c u r r i c u l u m w i l l f o c u s

o n p r e p a r i n g t h e s t u d e n t f o r
a d v a n c e d

p l a c e m e n t c o u r s e s.


0 6 3 9 A p p l i e d S o c i a l S t u d i e s

G r a d e
:

6

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e

R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

I n s t r u c t i o n i s i n d i v i d u a l i ze d
a c c o r d i n g t o

t h e I E P.



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Students enrolled in junior high
school athletics
during the school
day will receive physical education
credit for successful participation
and completion in any sport activity
during that semester. All sports
conducted in the Royal ISD will be
conducted under the guidelines of
the UIL Constitution and C
ontest
Rules. Each participant must be in
compliance with all UIL guidelines
throughout the entire school year
and/or sports season. Instruction in
all sports will be designed to provide
each participant, regardless of size or
skill level, an opportunity

to learn
the fundamental and advanced skills
essential to successful participation
in a competitive sport activity. Sport
programs offered at Royal Jr. High
are as follows:


Football
(boys)

Volleyball
(girls)

Track and
Cross Country

Basketball

Physical Ed
ucation


0652 Physical Education 6

0752

Physical Education 7

0753 Athletics 7 (Boys)

0758 Athletics 7 (Girls)

0853

Physical Education
8

0854

Athletics

8 (Boys)

0858 Athletics

8 (Girls)


The
goal of the physical education
department

is to

help students
de
velop an interest in physical
fitness,

as well as an appreciation
of the skills,

knowledge, technique
and sportsmanship

involving
lifetime and individual sports. The
daily

curriculum will encourage
students to work

toward achieving
a basic level of fitness

and
wellness and a beginning or
intermediate

level of skill in each
sport or activity.


6001 Spanish I


Grade: 8
(High School Credit)

One high
school credit will be
earned upon successful completion
of this course.

Spanish I introduces the basic
language skills of showing, viewing,
listening, reading, speaking, and
writing in Spanish. Students will
learn vocabulary and grammatical
structures nec
essary to communicate
in everyday situations. A variety of
videos, student presentations,
projects, and dramatizations will
reinforce language skills and
introduce various aspects of Hispanic
culture.


0601 Social Skills

Grade: 6

0700 Social Skills

Grad
e: 7

0800 Social Skills

Grade: 8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee
Recommendation

This course is designed to teach
skills and techniques that lead to pro
-
social behavior. This course focuses
on generalizing the acquired social
skills into daily life
applications.
Instruction is individualized
according to the student’s IEP.


0663 Choir


Grade
:

6

0763 Choir


Grade
:

7

0863 Choir


Grade
:

8


The choral program
is open to 6
th
,
7
th
, and 8
th

grade students. The
program is designed to introduce
students

to the performance of

choral music
.

Basic elements of
music reading

are introduced
including rhythm, pitch and

music
symbols.

Choir performances are
scheduled in conjunction with band
performances.


067
1
Art


Grade
:

6

0771 Art


Grade
:

7

This course i
s designed to be an
introduction to the study of visual
arts. Students will

creat
e

solutions and

design

original
work using a variety of

art
materials and tools.

Students
may participate

in

local and
regional art exhibits
.


0679

Applied Art Grade
:

6

0779 Applied Art Grade
:

7

0879 Applied Art Grade
:

8

Prerequisite: ARD Committee

Recommendation

Instruction is individualized
according to

the IEP.



0673 Band


Grade
:

6

0773 Band


Grade
:

7

0873 Band


Grade
:

8

This performance based course
places

emphasis on the
development of music

fundamentals. The course is
designed

to prepare students for
participation in

a performing
group during t
he second

year of
band. The band performs

at least
two concerts each year.

T h i s
c o u r s e d o e s

r e q u i r e a n
e x t r a c u r r i c u l a r c o m p o n e n t w h i c h

i n c l u d e s p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n a f t e r
s c h o o l h o u r s

a n d w e e k e n d
a c t i v i t i e s.


0 6 8 6
C a r e e r P o r t a l s
-

K e y b o a r d i n g


G r a d e
:

6

T h i s
c o u r s e d e v e l o p s
k e y b o a r d i n g s k i l l s a n d f o r m a t t i n g
s k i l l s t h a t s t u d e n t s n e e d f o r
p e r s o n a l a p p l i c a t i o n s, a s w e l l a s
f o r s u c c e s s i n t h e w o r k p l a c e.

P h y s i c a l E d u c a t i o n /
A t h l e t i c s

E l e c t i v e s

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0687 Career Portals


Exploring Careers


Grade
:

6

This course allows students to
survey a variety of career
possibilities. Students learn how to
navigate through
vocational / career
software to learn how their skills
may be applied to various careers.


0766 Career Portals


Exploring Computer
Applications


Grade
:

7

0866 Career Portals


Exploring Computer
Applications


Grade
:

8


This

course

provides an
introduction to

both hardware and
software,

and technology in the
areas of communication, computer
application, construction, and
manufacturing. Using hands
-
on
problem solving and creative
activities, students develop an
understanding of tech
nology and its
impacts.


0788 Career Portals


Agricultural Science
(Introduction to Agricultural
Science)


Grade
:

7

0888 Career Portals


Agricultural Science
(Introduction to Agricultural
Science)


Grade
:

8

This basic applied agriculture
course is desig
ned to increase the
agricultural knowledge for
beginning students. This course
includes the study of soils, plants,
animals, agricultural construction,
food science, supervised
occupational experience programs
and leadership development.

0887 Career Portals


Agricultural Science

(Introduction to Horticulture)

Grade
:

8

Recommended Prerequisite:
Introduction to Agricultural
Science

This course introduces students to
horticultural sciences, such as
landscape design, turf maintenance,
plant nutrition, and plant us and
identification. Plant chemical uses
and precautions are introduced
along with tools and equipment
used in the
industry.


0689
Technology Applications,

Grade
:

6

(
High School Credit)



(Proposed 2012
-
2013)

Through the s
tudy of technology
applications
, including technology
-
related terms, concepts, and data
input strategies; students learn to
make informed decisions about
technologies and their applications.
Students will use

a variety of input
devices such as mouse/track pad,
keyboard, microphone, digi
tal

camera, and printer
.
The

efficient
acquisition of information includes
the identification of task
requirements; and the use of
technology to access, analyze, and
evaluate the acquired information.


0789
Computer Science I,

Grade
:

7

(
High School Credi
t)


(Proposed 2012
-
2013)

Prerequisite: Technology
Applications, Grade 6

Students will explore Web 2.0 tools
and develop techniques for using
technology effectively, efficiently,
and ethically. The course will cover
advanced search techniques, digital
co
llaboration


and communication, cloud
computing, word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation
techniques, and photo editing.


0889
Computer Science I
I

Grade
:

8

(
High School Credit)


(Proposed 2012
-
2013)

Prerequisite: Computer
Science I, Grade 7

General areas of study include
programming methodology,
features of programming
languages, data types and
structures, applications of
computing, computer systems,
and social implications regarding
the use of computers.
Programming languages for
Computer Sc
ience II will be used
as major part of the course
evaluation.


0762 Prof
essional
Communication (Speech)

Grade
:

7
(
High School Credit)

0862 Profe
ssional
Communication (Speech)
Grade
:

8

(
High School Credit)

One high school credit will be
earned upon successf
ul
completion of this course.

Professional Communication
blends written, oral, and graphic
communication in a career
-
based
environment. Within this
context, students will be expected
to develop and expand the ability
to write, read, edit, speak, listen,
a
pply software applications,
manipulate computer graphics,
and conduct internet research.


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7201 Theatre I



Grade
:

8

(High School Credit)

One high school credit will be
earned upon successful completion
of this course.

Theatre

I is an introduction to the
elements of theatre, including basic
acting techniques, technical theatre,
and interpretation of dramatic
literature. Students explore stage
movement, mime, voice and diction,
improvisation,

and scene presentation.
They also p
ractice relaxation and
preparatory techniques, examine
dramatic structure, and develop
audience appreciation skills by
attending live theatrical
performances.


700
1

Art I


Grade
:

8

(
High School Credit
)

One high school credit will be
earned upon successful
completion
of this course.

Students will work with a variety of
drawing, painting, and sculpting
media while developing the elements
and principles of art.


0775 Student Aide

Grade
:

7

0875 Student Aide
Grade
:

8

This school service opportunity is
one i
n

one in which students work
in school offices.

S t u d e n t s w h o
h a v e a n i n t e r e s t a n d

w h o r e c e i v e
t e a c h e r r e c o m m e n d a t i o n w i l l

b e
p l a c e d a s a i d e s o n a n a s
-
n e e d e d
b a s i s.

C o u n s e l o r s w i l l p r o v i d e
i n f o r m a t i o n
d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e
s e l e c t i o n p r o c e s s a b o u t

s t u d e n t
a s s i s t a n t o p p o r t u n i t i e s.


0 8 5 9 P r e
-
v o c a t i o n a l T r a i n i n g
G r a d e: 8

P r e r e q u i s i t e: A R D C o m m i t t e e

R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

I n s t r u c t i o n i s i n d i v i d u a l i ze d
a c c o r d i n g t o

t h e I E P.

St udent s are
t aught speci f i c pre
-
vocat i onal ski l l s
t hat may l at er be ut i l i zed i n t he
workf orce a
nd i n t he communi t y.