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REGISTRATION GUIDE






PERHAM HIGH SCHOOL

200 5th Street SE


PERHAM, MN 56573

218
-
346
-
6500


Ehren Zimmerman, Principal

















www.perham.k12.mn.us




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TABLE OF

CONTENTS


PERHAM HIGH SCHOOL DATA

PAGE
4

GRADUATION
& CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS

PAGE 5

STATE ASSESSMENTS

& COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

PAGE
6

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN A MN STATE UNIVERSITY

PAGE

7

POST
-
SECONDARY PREPARATION RECOMMENDATIONS

PAGE
8

TECHNICAL COLLEGE C
ONSIDERATIONS

PAGE
9

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

PAGE
9

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

PAGE
9


(Post Secondary Enrollment Options)

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES



FOR CHANGING SCHEDULES

PAGE
10

TECH PREP AGREEMENTS

PAGE
11

PERHAM AREA LEARNING CENTER

PAGE
12

SUMMER SCHOOL

PAGE
12

COLLEGE SPORTS ELIGIBILITY

PAGE
13

M
-
STATE
COLLEGE
CREDIT

OPPORTUNITIES

PAGE
14
-
16


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


AGRI
-
SCIENCE

EDUCATION

PAGE
17
-
19

ART

PAGE
20

BUSINESS EDUCATION

PAGE
21
-
26

COMMUNICATION

PAGE

27

ENGLISH

PAGE
28
-
29

ENGLISH AS A

SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

PAGE

30

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

PAGE
31
-
33

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PAGE
34
-
37

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

PAGE
38
-
40

MATHEMATICS

PAGE
41
-
43

MUSIC

PAGE
44
-
46

SCIENCE

PAGE
4
7
-
49

SOCIAL STUDIES

PAGE
50
-
52

SCHOOL TO WORK

PAGE

53

PEER
TUTOR

PAGE
54

WORLD LANGUAGES

PAGE
55
-
56

SPECIAL EDUCATION

PAGE

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PERHAM HIGH SCHOOL DATA



To provide a quality education

through smaller class sizes, utilizing cutting edge technology, hiring highest qualify staff,
and focusing our attention on developing the individual student.


Perham High School will not be just another option, but
the choice.


Perham High School

is not just brick and mortar. It is about curriculum, students, parents, and the faculty and staff who
administer them. Courses are offered in a wide variety of electives including art, computer sciences, language arts,
Orchestra, Band, Choir, science,
speech, Spanish, business, Calculus, and Social Studies. We offer classes for college
credit while attending PHS (up to
45

college

credits), Articulated Agreements with Minnesota State College and Technical
Schools in Accounting, Computer Sciences, or Hea
lth and First Aid (similar to the college credit). Opportunities exist for
students to learn while they work and earn money through our highly touted Work Occupations elective. The vocational
department provides opportunities for careers in agricultural pr
oduction, horticulture, mechanics, natural resources, agri
-
business, and industrial technology.


The curriculum at Perham High School is second to none, and we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for all
students to expand their horizons through r
esearch, study, and extensive co
-
curricular activities. Teamwork, ownership,
responsibility, communication skills, and mastery of technology use are but a few of the skills and qualities we develop
(above state requirements) in the students at Perham. Wh
ether building houses with our partners in the region,
participating in our advanced welding classes, enrolling in our new Industrial Technology courses, or using the latest
exercise equipment that money can purchase in our Physical Education Department, w
e feel we have a course for you.
Our goal is to offer opportunities to all students, to help prepare them for he next phase of their lives so that they can
indeed become as successful as they can. The highly trained and experienced faculty and staff at Pe
rham High School
are dedicated to that goal, and they work tirelessly and diligently to help students achieve. We constantly strive to foster

an atmosphere of learning, acceptance, and safety for all students. We work to meet the needs of individual learn
ers

through the use of
research
-
based approaches to learning. We utilize current technologies to support classroom
instruction.


Perham High School offers a number of unique opportunities to its students, opportunities that complement and enhance
the lear
ning experiences of our students. Our FFA program, a regionally, state, and nationally recognized for its award
--
winning organization, is an exemplary program, and Perham’s FFA participants consistently place high in local, state and
national competitions
. Perham’s Science Research Team gives students a chance to explore areas of interest both in
and out of the science classroom, they have also had students place in state, national and international competition.
Opportunities for hands
-
on experiences are

available to all students. Our Student Council is one of the most active,
receiving State Awards in recent years as a testimonial to that participation. In addition, Perham High School has a
tremendous working relationship with various local enterprises

and businesses. The PACC (Perham Area Community
Center), with which the school district is affiliated, offers students access to unparalleled athletic and fitness facilities

and
equipment. Perham students also have available to them a number of programs

which allow them to work with local
businesses in apprentice positions or in work occupation situations. These opportunities allow the students to get practice
experience while at the same time completing their education.


Diversity. Opportunity. Parti
cipation.

These are the hallmarks of Perham High School. Students who attend Perham
High School don’t receive just an education; they are given the chance to develop fully their skills, talents, and interests,

which help make a better, fuller, more satis
fying life.




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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2013 AND BEYOND


There are four criteria for graduation from Perham High School. They are:

1)

Must attempt 30 credits

2)

Must successfully complete 28

credits

3)

Passing
MCA II in Reading

and Math, and GRAD of Written Composition


4
) 16 hours of Community Participation


CREDIT REQUIREMENTS


Students must register for
five

classes by combining required and elective classes.


4 credits English




½ credit Public Speaking






4 credits
of Social Studies



½ credit in Technology

3 credits of Math





1 credit in Physical Education


3

½
credits of Science




½ credit in Community Health

1 credit of Art





10

elective credits






GRADES

9

10

11

12

English

(4 credits)

1 credit English 9

(000103/000104)

1 credit English 10

(000061/000062)

1 credit English 11

(000055/000056)

1 credit English 12

(000045/000046)

Social Studies

(4

credits)

1 credit 9 Social
Studies

(000235/000236)

1 credit American History

(
000231/000232
)

½ credit World History

½ credit Geography

(000223
/
000227)

½ credit

US Government

(
000213
)

½ credit Economics

(
000214
)

Mathematics

(3 credits)

1 credit Algebra
I
I

(
000631
/0006
32
)


1 credit Plane Geometry

(
00064
1
/00064
2
)

A
P

Stats

or Intro to Stats

(0006
29
/0006
30
)


Functions & Algebraic Patterns

(000603)


Science

(3
½
credits)

Physical Science

(
000571/000572
)




Biology

(
000447
/0004
48
)

____________________

Environmental Studies I

(
000459)


Grade 10, 11 or 12

Chemistry

(
000445/000446)

or

Physics

(000411/000412)


1 Arts Credit in grades 9
-
10
-
11
-
12

½ Public Speaking Credit (
000150
) (recommended for grade 9)

½ Technology Credit

(
taken in grades 9 or 10)

½
Physical Education Credit
(001239
) taken in grade

9

½ Physical Education course taken
anytime in grades 10
-
11
-
12

½ Community Health Credit (
001234
) taken anytime in grades 10
-
11
-
12


***
Classes that have fewer than 15 students enrolled will not be offered, without administrative approval.





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STATE ASSESSMENTS


Students graduating must
pass the Reading

& Math MCA II’s and GRAD of Written Composition

Tests
.
These
requirements must be met by every student at Perham High School in order to earn a diploma.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION


Community Participation: To provide service to community an
d school through
volunteering
16 hours

of
time

for
beneficial activities and projects.


Description: One of the requirements for graduation from Perham High School

will be to successfully complete of service
in the community. These hours may be completed any time during the student’s four
-
year high school experience. No
more than four (4) hours may be obtained from one source and no more than four (4) hours can be

obtained via school
related volunteering or activities.


It is suggested that students plan ahead and earn hours each year, rather than waiting to complete this requirement
during their senior year. All students are encouraged to exceed these minimum re
quirements. Forms will be used to
document each “service” occurrence. These forms are available at the high school. These forms will be the only
documentation of “service” that will be accepted. All forms must be submitted to the Counseling Office prior

to May 15
th

of
the school year in which the “service” was provided.


The following are the accepted areas where “community participation” can take place. Any student who would like
consideration for another “service area” to be considered should make a f
ormal written request to the High School
Principal.

1.

School Activity (successfully completing the activity)

2.

City, County and State Government Service

3.

Church Service

4.

Hospital, Nursing Home, and Assisted Living Service

5.

Other School Service

6.

Civic Organization
Service

7.

Other (need high school principal verification)


If credit is attempted or earned during participation in a class, this does
NOT

count towards the service hours. If a student
is court ordered to complete community service, this also does
NOT

count

towards the service learning hours.



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PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN A MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY


If you are thinking about attending a college or university after high school graduation, it is important to begin preparing
for
it now. Students who take a
variety of academic courses in high school have the advantage of being ready to enter
almost any university degree program and to prepare for a career.


The State University Board recommends that students in grades 9
-
12 take the following courses for the s
tated number of
years to be prepared for success at a Minnesota State University.


English (4 years)


Reading, writing, listening, grammar and speaking skills are necessary for college students in writing essays, reports and
term papers; in making speeches

and other presentations; in reading a wide variety of materials; and in listening to
discussions and lectures. The ability to analyze books and other reading material is necessary for successful completion
of certain college
-
level courses and is also a v
aluable skill for personal reading. Competence in writing is essential no
matter which academic major a student chooses. Beyond college, English skills are used every day of a person’s life for
personal and professional advancement.


Science (3 years)


T
he study of science, including a lab science, is excellent preparation for college regardless of a student’s intended field
of study. Appropriate areas of study may include chemistry, biology, and physics. The study of science relies on
curiosity, object
ivity, and skepticism and sharpens the thinking process. In today’s rapidly changing world, many
professions and occupations require people with training in science and technology.


Social Studies (3 years)


Preparation in social studies including history

and government will be important to college entrants by helping them
understand major national and international issues and their social environment. It will also help prepare students for
advanced work in history and the social sciences and for performi
ng as effective citizens.


Mathematics (3 years)


All students going to college need mathematical skills beyond the elementary grades. Knowledge of algebra, geometry,
and mathematical functions is needed to be able to major in a wide variety of fields, su
ch as business psychology,
economics, and nursing. College entrants who plan to take advanced mathematics courses or major in such fields as
engineering, computer science or the natural sciences must have a more extensive knowledge and skill with mathemat
ics,
including calculus. Additionally, all people need some knowledge of mathematics to function well in today’s society.


World Language (2 years)


More and more colleges are requiring modern language study


either at the high school or college level.
First and
foremost, the students learn how to speak the language. The other modern language skills of listening, reading, and
writing are also developed. The student is encouraged to develop broad
-
minded attitudes towards all cultures, thus
discovering t
hat others may act differently because of their values, and that “different’ does not mean “inferior”.


Fine Arts (1 year)


To include visual arts and the performing arts of theater, music, dance, and media arts.


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POST SECONDARY PREPARATION RECOMMENDATIONS


4 YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PREPARATION


Entrance requirements vary among colleges. Students are encouraged to check with their counselor regarding
the requirements of particular colleges and universities. The following credits are required (in grades 9
-
12) for
admission to colleges (in general), the Minnesota State University System, and the University of Minnesota
system. Use these as
guidelines
, as some programs require additional mathematics and/or science.


SUBJECT

COLLEGES

(IN
-
GENERAL)

MINNESOTA
STATE
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

UNIVERSITY OF
MINNESOTA SCHOOLS

ENGLISH

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3 credits

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1 physical science



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3 credits

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1 biology



1 physical science

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE CONSIDERATIONS


Minnesota Technical College/private Trade Schools may offer programs ranging from “vocational” to “technical” in
nature.
It is highly recommended that all students take sufficient math and science classes so that doors to technology based
careers are opened. Students should also consider taking some challenging English offerings as future job survival and
promotion
s are contingent on a person’s ability to communicate effectively. Become familiar with technical college and
private trade school catalogs and literature. It is important to check with your guidance counselor or the vocational
instructors for the progra
m requirements of the vocational area you are considering.


Acceptance into a particular technical school and/or program is usually on a room available basis. Most programs require
students to write an institutional examination program prior to the actual

start of classes. This examination, usually a
verbal writing and mathematics test, will give the technical college information on your academic skills which will be used
for advising and registration purposes.


You should become acquainted with technic
al college/private trade school program offerings and admissions
requirements during your junior year.


Students are encouraged to submit applications for admission early in their senior year to avoid having their names
placed on waiting lists.


HIGH
SCHOOL DIPLOMA


It is the policy of the school district that all students must pass the Minnesota Graduation Basic Standards Tests (BST’s)
in Reading, Mathematics, and Written Compositions as per state requirements or higher guidelines, as established by t
he
School Board in order to graduate. Students must also pass all
required

courses as established by the School Board.


A student must earn a
ll credits required for their respective classes to earn a
diploma from PHS. In addition, potential
diploma recipients must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in district policy and meet the mandates of the Minnesota
Academic Standards. Juniors and seniors should meet with the counselor several times to det
ermine whether progress
toward graduation is satisfactory.


EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS


POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS


Minnesota Post
-
Secondary Enrollment Options Act (MPEOA)

The Post
-
Secondary Enrollment Options Act makes it possible for any 11
th

or 12
th

grade high school student to attend a college
or technical college either full or part time if the student meets the post
-
secondary institution entrance standards. The student
will receive high school credit for post
-
secondary courses.


What is
Post
-
Secondary Enrollment Options and Who is Eligible?

PSEO is a state program for high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a public high school and who meet the admission
requirements of the post secondary institution you wish to attend. The college w
ill determine if you are eligible. You have a
chance, through PSEO, to take advanced level courses and other courses that may or may not be offered at your high school.
You are not permitted to take courses that are not considered to be college level, th
is includes developmental and remedial
courses.


What College Can you Attend?

You can apply at a community college, a technical college, a state university, the University of Minnesota, a private, two or

four
year liberal arts college, a private, non
-
profi
t two year trade and technical school that grants associate degrees, or a North
Central accredited opportunities industrialization center, located in Minnesota.


How do You Find Out More About PSEO?

Talk to your high school counselor prior to March 1. You

will need to let your counselor know by March 30 that you intend to
participate for the next year. The Enrollment Options Hotline: 1
-
800
-
657
-
3990 is an additional source for information or
assistance.



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REGISTRATION GUIDELINES and

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING

SCHEDULES


Teachers are assigned and courses are offered on the basis of the spring registration process.



Classes placed in the final schedule are determined by:

a. The number of students registered for the course.

b. The availability of an instructor

for the course.

c. The availability of a room for the course.


As a senior high student, you should think carefully about your selection of the courses for the school year, so
you will not need to change your schedule at th
e beginning of any trimester.


1.

Final scheduling




Using your registration books, review your required graduation credits. If you or your parents have questions
about the credit requirements, you should make an appointment immediately with the high school counselor.


2.
Rep
eating required courses




You are responsible for ensuring that failed courses are rescheduled for the following school year, or you
need to participate in make
-
up courses that may be available through the Perham ALC.


In your registration books, you shou
ld check every course that was required in prior years. If you received an “F”
in a required course, you need to make up those credits to stay on track for graduation. If you fail a course spring
trimester,
you should contact the high school counselor im
mediately to make plans for regaining lost credit.




3. Schedule Changes




a.
A

request to change teachers shall be considered only if the following conditions apply:






1. The student has had the teacher they wish to drop for a minimum of one
trimester
during





grades 9
-
12
OR

the student has a special education need that may require a schedule change.



2. The teacher’s maximum class size will still allow for additional students.



3.
Special or unusual reasons exist, which are address
ed and solved with the high school counselor




and principal.




b
. If you wish to request a program change, you should be aware of the following:








1. These conditions should exist,

to gain permission:




a. Computer error.




b.
Improper placement as determined by counselor, teacher, assistant principal, or principal.




c. Medical or physical restrictions.





d. A failed or missing prerequisite.





2
.
Generally, you may not add classes after the first
day of the
trimester.








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TECH PREP AGREEMENTS


Based upon Perham High School and it post
-
high school partners, mutual concern for the continued growth of Perham High
School students pursuing a technical program and in an effort to provide a continuing
educational program, Tech Prep
agreements have been entered into that builds upon past learning and eliminates unnecessary duplication of instruction.
Following are the rules governing Tech Prep agreements:


1.

Students who have completed approved Tech Prep
courses with an A or B and have the recommendation of the
instructors of those will be eligible for Tech Prep college credit for identified courses.

2.

Tech Prep for college credit will be granted when the high school graduate:

a)

Meets all college admission req
uirements;

b)

Enrolls, registers, and is a students in good standing at the college;

c)

Applies for Tech Prep within 36 months of completion of the high school course by submitted the appropriate
forms to the technical college; and

d)

May have to complete a minimum

number of credits at the college.

3.

Should a student scheduled to receive college credits under the terms of this agreement fail to make satisfactory
progress in the next higher level course Tech Prep credit may not be granted for the entry
-
level course.

4.

Th
e college courses covered by the Tech Prep agreement are designed to lead to an Associate in Applied Science
degree, a diploma, or a certificate from the college.

5.

The high school instructors of the approved courses that lead to Tech Prep credit will award
an official Tech Prep
Certificate to students who have fulfilled the requirements. The following Perham High school courses are
approved Tech Prep courses:


Students can earn college credit at PHS by completing the course and meeting the assessment compon
ents. The tables below
show the classes and colleges that have either been approved or proposed.


Alexandria Technical College


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

ATC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

ITEC 1430

Intro to Computers**

3

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1501

Accounting for Business

2

Approved

Advanced Accounting I & II

ACCT1601

Principles of Accounting

4

Approved

Automated Accounting

ACCT 1507

Computerized Acct Apps for
Quick Books

1


**Intro to Computers is required in

approximately 80% of the programs of study at ATC.



Minnesota State Community and Technical College


Fergus Falls, Wadena, Detroit Lakes, and Moorhead


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

MSCTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1012

Principals

of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Business & Personal Law

ACCT 1120

Business Law

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR 1104

Intro to Computer Tech**

3

Approved

Web Page Design

INTD 1108

HTML

3

Approved

Programming & Robotics

CPTR 1110

Visual Bsc
Prgrmmng I

3

Approved

Child Development

CDEV 1105

Development/Guidance

3

Approved

Welding

TRNS 1118

Welding I

2


**Intro to Computer Tech is required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at MSCTC.


Northwest Technical College


Bemidji


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

NTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1100

Prin

of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR

1104

Intro to Computer Tech**

3


**Intro to Computer Tech is required in approximately 80% of the programs
of study at NTC.




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PERHAM AREA LEARNING CENTER



The Perham Area Learning Center is a program designed to meet the needs of students who have fallen behind in satisfactorily
completing course work; for those who desire to attend a program which better meet
s their individual needs, or those who have
dropped out of school and want to return to complete their high school education.



Students qualify to attend the ALC if they are eligible under one or more of the following Minnesota High School Graduation
Incentives criteria:



a)

score at least two years below performance on local achievement tests

b)

are at least one year behind in completing course work

c)

are pregnant or parenting

d)

have been assessed as chemically dependent

e)

have been physically or sexually abused

f)

have experienced mental health problems

g)

have been excluded or expelled

h)

speak English as a second language or has limited English proficiency

i)

have been referred by a school district for enrollment in the ALC

j)

has been withdrawn from school or has been chron
ically truant

k)

has experienced homelessness sometime within the last six months



The program components offered at the ALC are as follows:



Independent Study Program (for students age 16


21)



The ALC offers an independent study program in which student
s meet one
-
to
-
one with instructors for appointments for each
class they enroll in. Classes are scheduled on Monday through Thursday from 9:00


4:30.



A variety of academic classes are offered with emphasis on fundamental life skills and vocational educa
tion classes. The
curriculum is individualized to meet the unique needs of the students and is delivered in a non
-
traditional setting. The
independent study approach allows for flexible scheduling.



1.

Regular school bus service is available to ALC student
s

2.

Students in the ALC may participate in the Post Secondary Options program and/or Youth Build program, if they choose

3.

Students enrolled at regular high school may not take extended day classes to work ahead of their grade level

4.

Students may enroll at any
time; there is no deadline. However students must formally “check out” of their current high
school before the enrollment process may begin

5.

Students may receive their diploma from the Perham School district when they have met the necessary graduation
requ
irements. If their home district agrees, students may get their diploma from that district once they have met the
graduation requirements



SUMMER SCHOOL



For students in grades 9
-
12



An independent study program is available for ALC students and high s
chool students who are behind in credits needed to fulfill
graduation requirements.



Summer School will be held

(To be Announced
)

Students need
ing

to take 1 or 2 summer classes will be enrolled during the
last week of May. For those students will less than 30% on their grade report, may earn up to ¼ credit by taking a summer
class. For those with a percentage between 31
-
60


you may earn up to ½ c
redit per summer class.


An average student can expect to earn up to 1 credit during summer school if they attend regularly and complete all the
assigned work. Traditional letter grades are assigned for the completed credits.

(This in all actuality is two

trimester

length
classes @ ½ credit each.)



Students may not take a class to work ahead if they have the opportunity to take the class at the regular school the followin
g
year
.


13

COLLEGE SPORTS ELIGIBILITY


To be certified by the Clearinghouse, you must:


1.
Graduate from High School:

You should apply for certification before graduation if you are sure you wish to participate in
athletics as a freshman at the college to which you will be admitted. The Clearinghouse will issue a preliminary certificati
on

report when you have had all your materials submitted. After you graduate, the Clearinghouse will review your final transcri
pt to
make a final certification decision according to NCAA standards.


2.
Earn a grade
-
point average of at least 2.00

(on a 4.00 scale) in a core curriculum of at least 14 academic courses which
were successfully completed during grades 9
-
12. Only courses that satisfy the NCAA definition of a core course can be used to
calculate your NCAA GPA. No special values are al
lowed for “+” or “
-
“ grades. The chart below shows what your core courses
must include at a minimum.


3. PHS courses with this symbol are NCAA approved courses.



Core Units Required for NCAA Certification





Division I


Division II





English
Core

4 years

3 years

Math Core

3 years

2 years

Science Core

2 years

2 years

Social Science Core

2 years

2 years

From English, Math or Science

1 year

2 years

Additional Core:

( Engl i s h,
Math, Sci ence, Soci al Sci ence,
For ei gn Language, Computer
Sci ence, Phi l os ophy,
Nondoctr i nal Rel i gi on)

4 year s

3 year s

Tot al Cor e Uni t s Requi r ed

16

14


In Division II, there is no sliding scale. The minimum core grade
-
point average is 2.000.

The minimum SAT score is 820, and
the minimum SAT sum score is 68.


Students entering college may not use any computer science courses in meeting the core
-
course requirements, unless the course
receives graduation credit in mathematics or natural/physical

science, and is listed as such on the high school’s list of NCAA
-
approved
core courses.


Prospective College Athletes should pick up a current copy of “NCAA Guide for the College
-
Bound Student Athlete” from the high
school counselor, or go to
www.ncaa.org

for the most accurate information regarding eligibility.




14

M
-
STATE COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

FERGUS FALLS


College credit opportunities while at Perham High School are offered to junior and senior high school
students through
Fergus Falls Community College. Since these classes are on the college level, they have rigorous requirements and
often require more work, but they also give greater opportunities for individual progress and accomplishment. The
obvious a
dvantages to students are challenging course work and the opportunity to earn college credit while staying in the
high school campus. All courses in the program are offered for degree credit and are approved by Fergus Falls
Community College.


These credi
ts may not apply to all colleges. Each college will have their own policy concerning the transferring of credits.
The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State University systems will accept these credits.


CREDIT

COURSE #

YEAR
OFFERED

COURSE TITLE

PRE
-
REQUISITE

GRADE
LEVEL

NCAA

1 HS,

6 sem. College

000101


000102


Each

Year

College English


I, II

English 9 & 10

11
-
12



1/2 HS,

3 sem College

000161


Each

Year

College
Intro to
Public Speaking

Communications

11
-
12



½ HS,

3 sem College

000162

Each

Year

Multicultural
Education in
America

Communications

11
-
12


1/2 HS,

3 sem. College

000200


Each

Year

College General
Psychology

None

11
-
12



½ HS

3 sem. College

000201

Each Year

College
Developmental
Psychology

None


11
-
12



1/2 HS,

3 sem.
College

000265


Each

Year

College
American
National
.
Government

American History
I & II

12



1 HS,

8 sem. College

000591


000592


Each

Year

College General

Biology

I, II

Biology I & II

11
-
12



1 HS


4

sem College

000475


000476

Each

Year

College
Chemistry 1101

I, II

Physical Science
9

Algebra

Chemistry

11
-
12




Students, parents, high school staff, and college staff must meet and sign a contract before admittance. Students must
be classified as a Junior or Senior to participate in this program. This class is open to Junior’s who are ranked in the top
25% or 3.2
GPA of their class and Senior’s who are ranked in the top 35% of their class and have a GPA of 2.8 or above.
Another qualifier for these courses is that student must pass the college readiness exam that is used at the college the
student is enrolling in.


Effective beginning with the 2010
-
2011 school year, Perham High School encourages PHS college course teachers to
use the same grading syst
em as do their college mentors





15

College English I, II

Two Trimesters



1 Credit

6 College
Semester
Credits

000101



000102



Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: English 9 & 10


Trimester 1:

(1101)


College English is an introductory writing course,
designed to prepare students for later college and career
writing. The course focuses on developing fluency
through a process approach, with particular emphasis on
rewriting and revision. Students will c
onsider purpose
and
audiences, read and discuss

writing, and further
develop their own writing processes through successive
revisions to produce polished drafts. Course work will
include an introduction to argumentative writing, writing
from sources, and
a short research project.


Tri
mester 2:

(1205)

Prerequisite: College Writing I (1101)


Composition and Literature is the course for the second
trimester
. This course provides students with additional
opportunities to develop fluency through a process
app
roach by continuing work with rewriting and revision.
Students will read critically from a variety of genres as
they continue to give attention to organization, syntax,
usage, point
-
of
-
view, and voice in their essays. Course
work will include argumentati
ve writing and writing from
sources.


College Intro to Public Speaking

One Trimester




½ Credit

3 College

Semester

Credits

000161




Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Communications


This course clarifies the process of oral communications,
the basic principles of public speaking, and allows the
students to increase the application of these principles
both while
researching,
speaking
,

and listening.
Students will conduct in
-
depth rese
arch, demonstrat
e

APA citation of sources, create formal presentations,
and evaluate and analyze presentation styles.


Multicultural Education in America

One Trimester




½ Credit

3 College Semester Credits

000162

Grades: 11
-
12


This course is designed for anyone whose life is likely to
include encounter with people from cultures or co
-
cultures different from his/her own; that includes
everyone. The course will deal both with communication
between international cultures and commu
nication
between co
-
cultures within the United States. Guest
speakers from various cultures will be part of the
curriculum and so will direct interaction with various
ethnic groups. Students will be more prepared to deal
with the growing diverse make up o
f the United States
and the every changing Global economy.


College General Psychology

One Trimester




½ Credit

3 College
Semester

Credits

000200

Grade
s:

11
-
12


This class is an introductory course into the subject of
psychology. Students will be
expected to learn about
the pioneers of psychology, the basic approaches, the
make
-
up and functions of the brain, sensation,
perception, motivation, emotions, levels of
consciousness, learning, intelligence, mental disorders,
and others. Students will als
o take part in a group
presentation and an individual research project.
Because this class is geared for the college
-
bound
student, the class will have a rigorous atmosphere with
much discussion.


College Developmental Psychology

One Trimester




½ Credit

3 College
Trimester

Credits

000201

Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Psychology 200 Recommended


This class focuses on the study of human development
from the life span perspective, including theories, stages
and influences of development. The course views
the
individual from conception to death through physical,
social, emotional and mental development.


16

College
American National Government

One Trimester




½ Credit

3 College
Semester

Credits

000265


Grades: 12


This course gives students a working
knowledge of our
government. Students will come away with a greater
understanding of what it means to be an U.S. Citizen.
Students will explore our government foundations, the
constitution, the 3 branches of the government, interest
groups, vote behavior
, and other areas. Because this
class covers so much material, there will be much
discussion. Students will also take part in various
critiques of our system in an effort to help make them a
more educated voter.


College General Biology I, II

Two Trimest
ers



1 Credit

8 College
Semester
Credits

000591




000592



Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Biology I & II


Tri
mester 1:


This trim
ester is mainly concerned with the cellular
organization of an organism, its physiology and its
genetics. The emphasis will
be on cellular study
including its basic organization, metabolic activities,
reproduction and heredity. Lab work involving outdoor
activities, microscope work, and genetic principles will
take place.


Tri
mester 2:


This
trim
ester is mainly concerned with
the study of the
entire organism, with emphasis on animal systems and
their
requirements for life.
The comparisons between
various animal systems will be
emphasized.


Lab work will involve animal dissection and comparative
anatomy and physiology.

Lab wor
k will
also
involve
outdoor activities microscope work, and
plant propagation


College Chemistry 1101

(Principles of General Chemistry)

Two Trimesters



1 Credit

4

College Semester Credits

000475

0004
76

Grades 11
-
12

Prerequisite:
Phy

Science 9, Algebra


This course is designed for the student who plans on
a
non
-
science majors.


This course will provide the student with a basic
understanding of the general principles of inorganic
chemistry and include the topics:


atomic structure,
stoichiometry, solution
s, bonding, thermodynamics, and
properties of solids, liquids and gases.


The course
requires a lab component as well.


For students going on to a 4 year college who plan to
major in a science, this course will provide a solid
foundation and rigor for
future science courses.


Pre
-
requisites:

1)

Passing score on AccuPlacer Math test.

2)

Be able to read and actively comprehend college
level material

3)

Be able to communicate accurately, both in writing
and verbally, using some logical reasoning to
discuss the asp
ects and concepts of chemistry.

4)

Chemistry 1




17

AGRI
-
SCIENCE EDUCATION



CREDIT

COURSE #

YEAR

OFFERED

COURSE TITLE

PREREQUISITE

GRADE
LEVEL

½

001414

(Tri 1 and 2)

Each Year


Introduction to
Agricultural Science
and Mechanics

I

None

9
-
10

½

001415


Each Year


Small Animal Care

None

9
-
10
-
11
-
12


½

001416

Each Year

Intr
o to Ag Science &
Mechanics
2

None

9
-
10

½

001425


Each Year


Metal Fabrication


None

10
-
11
-
12

½

001472

(Tri 3)

Each Year


Landscaping

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

001450


Each Year


Introductory Welding

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

001455


Each Year


Advanced
Welding/Fabrication

Introductory
Welding

10
-
11
-
12

½

001460


Each Year


Small Engine
Maintenance

None

10
-
11
-
12














18


Agricultural Course Offerings



Career Possibilities


Horticulture/Plant Science Courses:







Florist




Plant Geneticist







Greenhouse Manager

Botanist

-

Landscaping





Plant Pathologist


Plant Research
Scientist








Landscape Architect


Golf Course Superintendent







Sports Turf Manager

Animal Science Courses:







USDA Inspector

Farrier







Geneticist


Biotechnologist

-

Small Animal Care




Animal

Nutritionist

Animal Researcher







Veterinarian



Food Science Technician







Animal Trainer

Agriculture Mechanics Courses:

-

Weld
ing





Welder



Diesel Mechanic

-

Metal Fabrication




Agricultural Engineer

Electrician

-

Small Engines





Small Engine Mechanic

Fluid Power Technician



Introduction to Agriculture Science and
Mechanics

II




½ Credit

001414

Trimester 1

001416 Trimester 2



½ Credit

Grades: 9
-
10

Prerequisite: None


This course is offered to freshmen and sophomores.
This course focuses upon the applied sciences of
agriculture from ice cream to electricity. The major
focus of the Intr
oduction to Agriculture, Food, and
Natural Resources (AFNR) course is to introduce
students to the world of agriculture, the career
pathways they may pursue, and the science,
mathematics, reading, and writing components they
will use throughout agriculture
. Throughout the
course are activities to develop and improve
employability skills of students through practical
applications. Students will explore career and post
-
secondary opportunities in each area of the course.
Students participating in the Introd
uction to AFNR
course will experience exciting “hands
-
on” activities,
projects, and problems. Students’ experiences will
involve the study of communication, sciences of
agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and
agricultural mechanics.




Small
Animal Care

One Trimester




½ Credit

1415





Grades: 9
-
10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


Students will learn how to care for many species of
animals that they may have as a pet. During the
laboratory phase of this class, the student will be
assigned to
care for many species of small animals
and pets. Students will also work with technology in
preparing “owners manuals” for small animals and
pets. An outline of the units in the course is as
follows: Introduction to Small Animal care; Safety;
Small Anima
ls as pets; Animal Rights and Animal
Welfare; Careers in Small Animal Care; Nutrition and
Digestive Systems; dogs, Cats, Rabbits; Hamsters,
Gerbils, Rats; Mice; Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Ferret,
Birds, and Fish.


Metal Fabrication

One Trimester




½
Credit

001425







Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This course is offered to sophomores, juniors and
seniors. During the shop phase of this class students
will be required to construct four metal projects using
a forge, metal bender, plasma cutter

and welder.
Students will develop and plan the marketing of
fabricated metal product. An outline of the units in the
course is as follows: Careers in Metalworking;
Introducing Metals; Safety in Metalworking; Getting
Acquainted with Metals; Reading Draw
ings, Making
Sketches and Product Planning; Measuring Tools and
Layout Techniques; Bench Work; Threads and Thread
cutting; Fitting and Assembling; Sheet Metal
Processing; Forging and Heat Treating; Abrasives and
Utility Grinding; Power Cutting and Sawing;
Drilling
Machines and Drilling Operations; and Making Metal
Products.


Landscaping

001472



Trimester 3




½ Credit

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This course is offered to Sophomores, Juniors and
Seniors. During the laboratory phase of this class
, the
student will be assigned to design a landscape area
for a client using digital and hand drawn scale

19

designs. Once designs have been complete, students
will follow a design to complete a landscape on site.
During the tri
-
semester, students will desi
gn and
construct several landscapes in the local area. An
outline of the units in the course is as follows:
Introduction to Landscaping, Principles of Landscape
Design, Scale Drawings and Plans, Plant Selection
and Care, Material Selection, Budgeting, Pla
nting, and
Landscape Installation.


Introductory Welding

One Trimester




½ Credit

001450





Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


Introductory welding provides access to information
which advances made in welding technology have
spurred the development

of complex modern
equipment allowing new applications and capabilities.
The goal of this class is to provide authoritative text to
address the changes in welding technology while
providing a fundamental background of basic welding
procedures. The purpos
e of the class is to provide
students with a feel for the level of skill and training,
which they will need to acquire in order to succeed in
the work force. The class provides the students with
significant “hands
-
on” skills in the area of
Oxyacetylene We
lding, Shielded Metal
-
Arc Welding,
Gas Shielded
-
Arc Welding, and numerous special
-
welding processes.


Advanced Welding/Fabrication

One Trimester




½ Credit

001455






Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: Introductory Welding


The course will involve areas such as light gauge
metal and heavy metal construction. This class is
intended for students who want to pursue further
training and utilization of welding skills. The majority
of the students enrolled in this class should ha
ve a
construction project in mind and will design, build, and
finish a project of their choice. Students may choose
to be involved in the development of a high mileage
vehicle that could be used to compete in the super
mileage competition at Brainerd Inte
rnational
Speedway.


Small Engine Maintenance

One Trimester

001460






Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


Small Gas Engines provides students, do
-
it
-
yourselfers, and aspiring mechanics with practical
information about small engine construction,
operation, lubrication, maintenance, trouble shooting,
service, rebuilding and repair. The students will have
opport
unities for hands
-
on work on a vertical and
horizontal shaft 4 cycle engine, two cycle engine and
potentially one of their own. All students will be
expected to maintain lecture and lab assignments.
They will also develop job skills needed to succeed in
any job, but special attention will be given to those
skills needed by employers in the field of small engine
repair. Each student will have the opportunity to
diagnose potential problems and repair and service a
two
-
stroke cycle engine an
d a four
-
stroke
cycle
engine.



20


ART


CREDIT

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PREREQUISITE

GRADE LEVEL

½

002010


Art Foundations

None

9
-
10
-
11
-
12

½

002020


Drawing & Painting

Art Foundations

9
-
10
-
11
-
12

½

002025


Ceramic
s

Art Foundations

10
-
11
-
12

½

002042

Digital Media

Art Foundations


10
-
11
-
12

½

002014

Independent Art

One Art Credit

Instructor Approval

11
-
12




Art Foundations

One Trimester




½ Credit

002010


Grades: 9
-
10
-
11
-
12

Supplies Needed: Pencil, notebook, and iPad



This
course addresses the foundations of visual art. You
will learn about the elements and principles of art and
ask the question: “What is art?” Units includ
e drawing,
printmaking, pastels
, painting, 3
-
D construction,
watercolor
, and clay. Written and visual m
aterials are
used to tie the medium to artists and cultures throughout
time.


Drawing & Painting

One Trimester




½ Credit

002020


Grades: 9
-
10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: Art Foundations

Supplies Needed: Pencil, notebook, and iPad


This class is designed for the student with a specific
interest in drawing and painting. If you enjoy drawing and
painting, this class will arm you with technical skills and
knowledge that will enhance your artwork. Various
drawing styles and techniques ar
e explored through work
with pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor,
and acrylics
.
Written and visual materials are used to tie the medium
to historical and cultural design.


Ceramics

One Trimester




½ Credit

002025


Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: Art Fo
undations


Students will work with ceramic and techniques.
Ceramic techniques will include hand building (slab, coil,
sculpture) and throwing on the wheel. Written and visual
materials are used to tie the medium to artists and
cultures throughout history
.


Digital Media

One Trimester




½ Credit

00
2042

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: Art Foundations

Supplies Needed: Pencil, notebook, and iPad


This course introduces the tools, techniques, and
concepts behind the production of digital media through
the
practice of good design. Application of digital media
technologies including Photoshop Elements, Windows
Live Movie Maker,

and
photography

are primarily used.
Advertising and stop
-
motion animation are also largely
explored.


Independent Art

One Trimester




½ Credit

00201
4

Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: One Art Credit & Instructor Approval

Supplies Needed: Pencil, notebook, and iPad

Independent Art requires the student to
plan

a rigorous
exploration

into an area of art. The student must have
the ability to work responsibly and independently.
The
first half will be open to any work and medium chosen by
the student, while the second half will have to have a
focus (can be subject, medium, or both).

All
work must
be
original
. This means that the images the student
uses must be first hand observations or photographs
taken by the student.





21



BUSINESS EDUCATION


The Business Education Department provides occupational preparation for entr
y
-
level business oriented positions.
Courses are available for students in the areas of accounting, clerical office procedures, plus a comprehensive typing
sequence. These will provide a broad foundation for those seeking employment skills, or those choo
sing college or
other post
-
secondary institutions.


CREDIT

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PREREQUISITE

GRADE
LEVEL

½

001600


Introduction to Business

None

9
-
10
-
11
-
12

½

000710


Computer Applicat
ions I

(Required)

None

9
-
10
-
11
-
12

½

000714


Computer Applicat
ions II

None

10
-
11
-
12

½


000720

Cisco



IT Essentials

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

000735


Web Page Design

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

000715


Programming

& Robotics

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

000713


Multimedia Applications

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

001611


Accounting I

None

10
-
11
-
12

½

001612


Accounting II

Accounting I

10
-
11
-
12

½

001659



Advanced Accounting I

Accounting

I & II

11
-
12

½

001660


Advanced Accounting II

Advanced Accounting I

11
-
12

½

001630



Business & Personal Law

None

11
-
12

½

001640

Personal Finance

None

Intro to Business
(Preferred)

10
-
11
-
12



22

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS


Based upon Perham High School and it post
-
high school partners, mutual concern for the continued growth of Perham
High School students pursuing a technical program and in an effort to provide a continuing
educational program, Tech Prep
agreements have been entered into that builds upon past learning and eliminates unnecessary duplication of instruction.
Following are the rules governing Articulation agreements:


1.

Students who have completed approved
Articulated courses with an A or B and have the recommendation of
the instructors of those will be eligible for Articulation Agreement college credit for identified courses.

2.

Articulation Agreements for college credit will be granted when the high school gr
aduate:

a)

Meets all college admission requirements;

b)

Enrolls, registers, and is a students in good standing at the college;

c)

Applies for Articulation Agreement within 36 months of completion of the high school course by submitted
the appropriate forms to the t
echnical college; and

d)

May have to complete a minimum number of credits at the college.

3.

Should a student scheduled to receive college credits under the terms of this agreement fail to make
satisfactory progress in the next higher level course Articulation A
greement credit may not be granted for the
entry
-
level course.

4.

The college courses covered by the Articulation Agreement are designed to lead to an Associate in Applied
Science degree, a diploma, or a certificate from the college.

5.

The high school instructo
rs of the approved courses that lead to Articulation Agreement credit will award an
official Articulation Agreement Certificate to students who have fulfilled the requirements. The following
Perham High school courses are approved Articulation Agreement c
ourses:


Students can earn college credit at PHS by completing the course and meeting the assessment components. The tables
below show the classes and colleges that have either been approved or proposed.


Alexandria Technical College


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COU
RSE #

ATC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

ITEC 1430

Intro to Computers**

3

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1501

Accounting for Business

2

Approved

Advanced Accounting I & II

ACCT1601

Principles of Accounting

4

Approved

Automated Accounting

ACCT 1507

Computerized Acct Apps for
Quick Books

1


**Intro to Computers is required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at ATC.



Minnesota State Community and Technical College


Fergus Falls, Wadena, Detroit Lakes, and
Moorhead


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

MSCTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1012

Principals of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Business & Personal Law

ACCT 1120

Business Law

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR 1104

Intro to Computer
Tech**

3

Approved

Web Page Design

INTD 1108

HTML

3

Approved

Programming & Robotics

CPTR 1110

Visual Bsc Prgrmmng I

3

Approved

Child Development

CDEV 1105

Development/Guidance

3

Approved

Welding

TRNS 1118

Welding I

2


**Intro to Computer Tech is
required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at MSCTC.


Northwest Technical College


Bemidji


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

NTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1100

Prin of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR 1104

Intro to Computer Tech**

3


**Intro to Computer Tech is required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at NTC.




23

The Perham High School Business Education Department has an
Articulation Agreement
with several area colleges.
Students can earn college credit at PHS by completing the course and meeting the assessment components. The
tables below show the classes and colleges that have either been approved or proposed.


Alexandria Technical College


S
TATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

ATC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

ITEC 1430

Intro to Computers**

3

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1501

Accounting for Business

2

Approved

Advanced Accounting I & II

ACCT1601

Principles of Accounting

4

Approved

Automated Accounting

ACCT 1507

Computerized Acct Apps for
Quick Books

1

**Intro to Computers is required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at ATC.



Minnesota State Community and Technical College


Fergus Falls, Wadena, Detroit
Lakes, and Moorhead


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

MSCTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1012

Principals of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Business & Personal Law

ACCT 1120

Business Law

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR 1104

Intro to

Computer Tech**

3

Approved

Web Page Design

INTD 1108

HTML

3

Approved

Programming & Robotics

CPTR 1110

Visual Bsc Prgrmmng I

3

Approved

Multimedia Applications

INTD 2214

Multimedia Web Design

3


**Intro to Computer Tech is required in approximately 80%

of the programs of study at MSCTC.


Northwest Technical College


Bemidji


STATUS

PHS CLASS

COURSE #

NTC COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Approved

Accounting I & II

ACCT 1100

Prin of Bookkeeping

3

Approved

Computer Applications I & II

CPTR 1104

Intro to Computer
Tech**

3


**Intro to Computer Tech is required in approximately 80% of the programs of study at NTC.










24

Introduction to Business

One Trimester




½ Credit

001600


Grades: 9
-
10
-
11
-
12



Introduction to Business is a class to
demonstrate
how the American business economy operates. The
student will discover their own aptitudes, abilities and
interests in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship and
general business organizations. The student will also
need to make decisions as cons
umers, wage earners,
and citizens within the economy. It stresses the
importance of time management and effective face
-
to
-
face and media communications. The class
combines concepts with practical applications to real
world situations. Students will be prep
ared to make
decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens
within the economy.


Computer Applications I
(Required)

One Trimester




½ Credit

000710


Grades: 9
-
10
-
11
-
12



Computer Applications I is an introductory course that
covers the operation of
the personal computer
hardware and software (Microsoft Office). The course
is an overview of a personal computer operating
system, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation,
e
-
mail, scheduling, Internet, and database
management software. Students will cre
ate many
types of personal and business communications,
professional looking reports, charts, and multimedia
presentations. Students will apply technology
applications to solve and/or present solutions to
problems and will develop skills with file manageme
nt
and network use.


Computer Applications II

One Trimester




½ Credit

000714

Grades : 10
-
11
-
12

Pre
-
requisite: Computer Applications I


Computer Applications II is an advanced course that
picks up where Computer Applications I left off, and
will take stu
dents well beyond the fundamentals of
using application software. Students completing this
course will have a firm knowledge of application
software and will be able to solve a variety of personal
computer related problems. Students will develop
advanced

skills in designing and using templates,
formulas, functions, and macros.


Web Page Design

One Trimester




½ Credit

000735


Grades: 10
-
11
-
12



This course will cover the purpose, design concepts,
and creation of web pages as students learn how to
produce and manage web pages and sites. This class
will offer basic web design principles HTML, XHTML,
CSS and web site file structure. They will learn web
page programming standards and how to incorporate
features such as audio, graphics and animation to
enhance web pages. Students will have the
opportunity to work with a variety of web authoring
tools as they produce pages, such as Dreamweaver.
By the end of this class students will be able to create
a fully functioning web site.

Multimedia Applications

O
ne Trimester




½ Credit

000713




Grades: 10
-
11
-
12



Multimedia Applications is a course that provides
students the ability to create leading
-
edge interactive
web presentations using Macromedia’s Fireworks 8
and Flash 8. Fireworks 8 is an editing tool
used to
create exciting graphic applications at both the artistic
and technical level. Flash 8 will provide you with the
skills to create interesting graphic
-
rich movies that
include sound, animation, and interactivity.


Programming & Robotics

One Trimeste
r




½ Credit

000715

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12



Computer Programming covers an introduction to the
Visual Basic programming language. It covers
language basics and program structure. Topics
include graphical interface design and development,
control properties, e
vent
-
dri ven procedures, variables,
expressions, operators, functions, decision
-
making
structures, and looping structures.

Classroom instruction also includes building,
programming and troubleshooting Lego NXT robots.
These units provide hands on learning a
nd experience
in the development and design of simple robots. You
will learn the basics of using sensors and actuators to
accomplish tasks and problem solve. Programming
and designing with the NXT robots will help you better
learn how to program and allow
you to put your new
skills to use in fun and unique ways.

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Accounting I

One Trimester




½ Credit

001611

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12



The Perham High School Accounting I program
serves an important function.


It provides students
with a valuable tool for a variety
of career and
personal objectives.


This introductory course will
provide the students with an understanding of the
basic accounting principles to be used in related
business fields, as vocational preparations, for
continued study, or in personal financial

activities.


This course covers the basic accounting
cycle for service and merchandising
businesses.


Topics include the analysis of business
transactions, recording transactions in a variety of
journals, and the preparation of financial reports.
Students

begin this one
-
year course with the basic
accounting cycle and proceed to more complex
activities.


Emphasis in this course will be on learning
and using bookkeeping basics.


Accounting II

One Trimester




½ Credit

001612

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: A
ccounting I


Accounting II program is a necessary follow
-
up to
Beginning Accounting I.


This course allows you to go
beyond the level of using accounting on a personal
level.


In Beginning Accounting II you will work on
procedures for a partnership. The cl
ass will help you
to have a proficiency level of accounting that could be
applied in the business world.


This course covers the
basic accounting cycle for service and merchandising
businesses.


Topics include the analysis of business
transactions, recordi
ng transactions in a variety of
journals, and the preparation of financial reports.
Students begin this second trimester course with the
basic accounting cycle and proceed to more complex
activities.


Emphasis in this course will be on learning
and using b
ookkeeping basics.



Advanced Accounting I

One Trimester




½ Credit

001659


Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Accounting I & II


Advanced Accounting I prepares a student who is
pursuing a career in accounting or a related field. In
the first trimester, the s
tudent will complete tax
returns, do cost analysis in a manufacturing business,
use the computer to journalize transactions, post to
ledgers, complete financial reports, process a payroll
and also complete an integrated business simulation.
The student wil
l also maintain finances of business,
analyze business expenses/organizational costs
including environmental costs and apply personnel
management procedures

The student planning to major in business will find a
second year of accounting beneficial.


Adv
anced Accounting II

One Trimester




½ Credit

001660

Grades: 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Advanced Accounting I


In Advanced Accounting II, the student will continue to
apply the fundamentals of accounting and business
management through informed decision making.
Advanced Accounting II students learn to apply the
following business management strategies: be able to
analyze and interpret financial information, understand
advanced techniques for preparing accounting
records while using a computer, the student will ga
in
an understanding of current work
-
related laws and
how they affect employment.






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Business & Personal Law

One Trimester




½ Credit

001630

G
rades: 11
-
12


Business and Personal Law will help students become
aware of their legal obligations and rights i
n order to
avoid legal difficulties.


It covers the areas of law,
justice, agreements, contracts, credit, property,
protection against loss, and working for others.
Businesses operate in a society and world, which
have laws emanating from different governm
ental and
judicial entities.


The Business and Personal Law
curriculum addresses laws affecting both business
and families.


In the litigation
-
oriented society we live
in today, business law can fill a critical role in the
development of all students.


Bus
iness students, in
particular must have included in their academic
preparation a basic foundation of the legal
system.


You will complete an in
-
depth study of a
legal issue, read and analyze legal case studies, and
acquire knowledge from simulated activit
ies, videos,
and speakers.


Cisco
-
IT Essentials

One Trimester




½ Credit

000720

Grades: 10
-
11
-
12


This course focuses on configuring, diagnosing, and
repairing microcomputers. Topics covered include
how computers work, how software and hardware
work together, the systems board, understanding and
managing memory, floppy disk and hard disk drives,
instal
ling and supporting disk drives, troubleshooting
fundamentals, supporting input/output devices, and
multimedia technology.



Personal Finance

One Trimester




½ Credit

001640

Grades 10
-
11
-
12


Personal Finance will inform students how individual
choices di
rectly influence occupational goals and
future earnings potential. Areas of study include
personal financial planning, financial services,
budgeting, investing and saving, interpreting financial
statements, insurance issues, taxes, credit
management and co
nsumer purchases, rights and
responsibilities. Students will design personal and
household budgets utilizing checking and saving
accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit
management, and evaluate and understand insurance
and taxes. This course w
ill provide a foundational
understanding for making informed personal financial
decisions leading to financial independence.






















27

COMMUNICATION


Elective
credits for 10
th
, 11
th

and 12
th

grade students; with the exception of Career Communications, which is a
required class that must be taken before graduation.


Students who are interested in more English electives may choose one of the following classes.


CREDIT

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PREREQUISITE

GRADE
LEVEL

NCAA

½

000150


Public Speaking I

(Required)

None

9
-
10
-
11
-
12



½

000155


Public Speaking II


Public Speaking I

10
-
11
-
12


½


000163


Mass Communication


None


11
-
12



½

000171

Film Studies

None

10
-
11
-
12




Public Speaking I

(Required)

One Trimester




½ Credit

000150


Grades: 9



This class is a mandatory class for ninth grade
students to discover the need for effective
communication skills in the work place and in their
lives.

Interpersonal and interpersonal
communications skills will be examined. Students will
research, organize, perform, and evaluate. This is a
hands
-
on course with t
he majority of the class focus
researching,
speaking
,

and listening skills. Students
will
have the opportunity to interview professionals
and research careers. The Internet, computers, and
other technology will be accessed by students to
enable them to communicate with the world.


Students will conduct primary research through the
Career Shado
w/Primary Research Day. Students will
shadow a parent or guardian at their place of business
to gather vital career and communication data.


Public Speaking II

One Trimester




½ Credit

000155


Grades: 10
-
11
-
12

Prerequisite: Public Speaking I


Students w
ill research, organize, perform, and
evaluate for various Public Speaking situations. This
is a performance
-
based class with the majority of the
class based on speaking, listening, and researching.
This course prepares stud