Course Descriptions

English and Literature

FLOW OF STUDENTS IN ENGLISH: ENG 9 >> ENG 10 >> ENG 11 >> ENG 12

ENG 9 ADV >> ENG 10 ADV >> ENG 11 ADV >> ENGL 11 HON (Dual Credit)

ENG 9 HON >> ENG 10 HON >> ENG 11 HON (Dual Credit) >> ENG 12 HON (Dual Credit)

ENGLISH 9 – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.

ENGLISH 9 ADVANCED – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an advanced course in English 9. It will be geared towards those students who have achieved mastery level skills in English/Language Arts and are looking to take their learning to the next level. This is a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course will specifically help increase two-year and four-year college readiness. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

ENGLISH 9 HONORS – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in English 9. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. This is a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course is for two and four-year college bound students who have achieved above grade level in English/Language Arts. Prerequisite: Have completed the previous year’s honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012

ENGLISH 10 – 2 Credits, 2 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

English 10, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10, is a study of language, literature, composition and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive and compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Prerequisite: English 9

ENGLISH 11 – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

English 11 is an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 11 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. It is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring characterization across universal themes and a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 11 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs and tables. Students write and deliver grade appropriate multimedia presentations and access and analyze online information. The course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Prerequisite: English 9 and English 10

ENGLISH 11 ADVANCED 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an advanced course in English 11. It will be geared towards those students who have achieved mastery level skills in English/Language Arts and are looking to take their learning to the next level. English 11, is an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 11, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretations, analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 11 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze and evaluate online information. This course will specifically help increase two-year and four-year college readiness. Prerequisite: English 10 and teacher recommendation

ENGLISH 11 HONORS / IVY TECH (Dual Credit) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in English 11 and 12. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech Community College, students have the opportunity to enroll in a DUAL CREDIT option, for $25.00 per credit, and receive three (3) college credits from Ivy Tech for the required English Composition 104. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at our state institutions and private schools. In order for a student to enroll in the dual credit option he or she must meet the college requirements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs and tables. Students write and deliver grade appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze online information. This course is for two and four-year college-bound students who have achieved above grade level in English/Language Arts. This class is for juniors in high ability or seniors who have completed the advanced track in English.

Prerequisite: Juniors must have completed the previous year’s honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012, and complete the application process. Seniors must have completed Advanced English as a junior and complete the application process. Students must sign a contract acknowledging they will continue on in Honors English 11-12 class. Post-requisite: Must take Honors English 12 as the senior English class, if taken as a junior. Students CANNOT drop out of the sequence and take English 12.

ENGLISH 12 – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

English 12, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts for Grade 12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication focusing on an exploration of point of view or perspective across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables. Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Prerequisite: English 9, 10, 11

ADVANCED ENGLISH 12 HONORS / DUAL COLLEGE CREDIT / Ivy Tech Community College – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in of college level English. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech Community College students have the opportunity to enroll in a DUAL CREDIT option, and receive six (6) college credits from Ivy Tech for the required English Composition 105 & Literature 239. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools. In order for a student to enroll in the dual credit option he or she must meet the college requirements. This is a full year, two semester course. In order for a student to receive Ivy Tech credit, he or she must complete both semesters.

Advanced Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as they use figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. This class is taught as a blended class with some in class and some online days.

Prerequisite: Must have completed the previous year’s honors class English 12 Honors in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012, and complete the application process.

JOURNALISM (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Elective for all diplomas

Journalism, is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of news elements, journalism history, First Amendment law, ethics, fact and opinion, copy editing, news, and features as they apply to print and digital media products. It includes a comparison study of journalistic writing to other types of English writing with practical application of news, features, editorials, reviews, columns and digital media writing forms. For the second credit: Students continue to develop journalistic writing skills in addition to studying graphic design, advertising, public relations, photojournalism and emerging media development and design. By the end of the semester, students write, shoot, and design stories for print and digital media products.

Mathematics

ALGEBRA 1 (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Algebra I provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take other advanced college-preparatory courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course provides for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function is emphasized throughout the course. Topics include: (1) properties of real numbers, (2) solution sets, (3) basic operations with polynomials, (4) solving quadratic equations and systems, (5) use of exponents, and (6) introductory topics from statistics and probability.

Prerequisite: None

GEOMETRY (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Geometry is an integrated math course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards in math. Geometry provides students with experiences that deepen the understanding of shapes and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions are stressed. Properties and relationships of geometric figures include the study of: (1) angles, (2) lines, (3) planes, (4) congruent and similar triangles, (5) trigonometric ratios, (6) polygons, and (7) circles and spatial drawings. An understanding of proof and logic is developed. Use of graphing calculators and computer drawing programs is encouraged. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, and are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.

Prerequisite: Algebra I

GEOMETRY HONORS (9) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is the honors equivalent to Geometry. Topics are covered in greater depth with more emphasis on proofs. Students are selected on the basis of their previous record in mathematics, their interest, and teacher recommendation.

Prerequisite: Maintain a B- or better in previous honors course. Teacher recommendation. Must have a B or better in a general course to move to honors class.

ALGEBRA II (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Algebra II is an integrated math course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for math in grades 10-12. Algebra II is a course which expands on the topics of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. The expanded topics of the course include: (1) the theorems and algorithms of algebra; (2) polynomials and polynomial functions; (3) rational exponents; (4) the complex numbers, sequences, and series; (5) the properties and graphs of conic sections; (6) permutations and combinations; (7) matrices; and (8) exponential and logarithmic functions. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I

ALGEBRA II HONORS (9, 10, 11) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in Algebra II. Similar in content to the Algebra II, course content is covered in greater depth and at a more rigorous pace. Course content topics include theory of equations, functions, complex numbers, sequences, and matrix algebra. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared for Pre-Calculus. This course is for two and four-year college bound students who have achieved above grade level in math.

Prerequisite: Maintain a B- or better in previous honors course. Teacher recommendation. Must have aB or better in a general course to move to honors class.

DUAL CREDIT PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech Community College, students have the opportunity to enroll in Pre- Calculus/Trigonometry as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of six (6) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a “C-” or better to receive credit at Indiana University and must pass the Prerequisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

This course is designed to prepare the student for their first course in elementary calculus. Course content includes a review of trigonometry plus: (1) the relationship of equations and graphs of linear, quadratic and parametric equations, (2) translation of axes; (3) locus and vectors. The course includes the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and determinants.

DUAL CREDIT PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY HONORS (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech Community College, students have the opportunity to enroll in Pre- Calculus/Trigonometry Honors as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of six (6) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a “C-” or better to receive credit at Ivy Tech and must pass the Prerequisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

Similar in content to Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, course content is covered in greater depth and at a more rigorous pace. Course content topics include (1) the relationship of equations and graphs of linear, quadratic and parametric equations, (2) translation of axes; (3) locus and vectors. The course includes the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and determinants.

Prerequisite: Maintain a B- or better in previous honors course. Teacher recommendation.

DUAL CREDIT CALCULUS H (12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech Community College, students have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement Calculus as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of four (4) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a “C-” or better to receive credit at Ivy Tech and must pass the Prerequisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

Calculus is a course which provides students with the content that has been established by the College Board. Topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, and techniques of integration involving rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. This also includes applications of the derivative, the integral, and theory of calculus. The use of a graphing calculator is required. Note: It is expected that students taking this course will seek college credit by taking the AP Exam in the spring.

Prerequisite: Maintain a B- or better in previous honors course. Teacher recommendation. Must have a B or better in a general course to move to honors class.

STATISTICS (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Statistics is a course that includes concepts and skills needed to apply statistical techniques in the decision making process. Topics include: (1) descriptive statistics, (2) statistical inference, (3) exploring data, (4) planning a study and (5) anticipating patterns.

Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry

CCR BRIDGE: MATH READY (12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Math Ready course will include and reinforce the Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Statistics skills necessary to be ready for an entry-level college math course. This course emphasizes understanding of math concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. Math Ready students learn the context behind the procedure: why to use a certain formula or method to solve a problem, for example. This equips them with higher-order thinking skills in order to apply math skills, functions and concepts in different situations. The course is intended for students who currently have achieved the minimum math requirements for college entry. The content of this course is designed to enhance student’s math skills so that they are ready for college-level math assignments. It is not designed to prepare students for college-level math in STEM majors.

Recommended Prerequisites: In grade 11, students who have not passed the Grade 10 Math ISTEP+ and have scored below a 45 on the PSAT test or students who score below proficient on a diagnostic test should be placed in the Literacy Ready course

Science

BIOLOGY I (1st year) (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students explore the complexities of life through the study of living things and their interactions with their environment. This course will explore biological science as process, cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, evolution, classification, and the diversity of living organisms and their ecological roles. Scientific investigations will be included.

Prerequisite: None

BIOLOGY I HONORS (1st year) (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is an accelerated course for those who are seeking more of a challenge. Students explore the complexities of life through the study of living things and their interactions with their environment. This course will explore biological science as a process, cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, evolution, classification, and the diversity of living organisms and their ecological roles. Scientific investigations will be included. Topics are covered in more detail and at a faster pace than Biology I.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed 8th grade High Ability Science

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course explores the structure and function of the human body. Students will learn about the contributions of each organ and system to the maintenance of a healthy body. Terminology will also be stressed. Extensive laboratory work will include the dissection of the fetal pig. This course is recommended for students planning to pursue health related careers.

Prerequisite: Biology

CHEMISTRY I (1st yr) (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Chemistry I is an integrated science course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards. Chemistry I is a course based on laboratory investigations of matter, chemical reactions, and the role of energy in those reactions. Students enrolled in Chemistry I compare, contrast, and synthesize useful models of the structure and properties of matter and the mechanisms of its interactions. In addition, students enrolled in this course are expected to: (1) gain an understanding of the history of chemistry, (2) explore the uses of chemistry in various careers, (3) investigate chemical questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues, and (4) learn and practice laboratory safety. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.

Prerequisite: Algebra II (can be taken concurrently); “ICP” or “B” or above in Algebra and Biology

CHEMISTRY II (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Chemistry II is an extended laboratory, field, and literature investigations-based course. Students enrolled in Chemistry II examine the chemical reactions of matter in living and nonliving materials. Based on the unifying themes of chemistry and the application of physical and mathematical models of the interactions of matter, students use the methods of scientific inquiry to answer chemical questions and solve problems concerning personal needs and community issues related to chemistry.

Prerequisite: Chemistry I

INTEGRATED CHEMISTRY-PHYSICS [ICP] (10) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Integrated Chemistry-Physics is a course focused on the following core topics: motion and energy of macroscopic objects; chemical, electrical, mechanical and nuclear energy; properties of matter; transport of energy; magnetism; energy production and its relationship to the environment and economy. Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations guided by theory and by evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations according to accepted procedures.

Recommended Prerequisite: Passed Algebra I. ICP fulfills a science course requirement for all diploma types.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Earth and Space Science is a course focused on the following core topics: study of the earth’s layers; atmosphere and hydrosphere; structure and scale of the universe; the solar system and earths processes. Students analyze and describe earth’s interconnected systems and examine how earth’s materials, landforms, and continents are modified across geological time. Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations guided by theory and by evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations according to accepted procedures. Earth Space Science fulfills the science requirement for all diploma types.

PHYSICS I (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course will introduce students to the basic principles in physics. Taught on the conceptual level, emphasis will be placed on what really happens and how it can be explained for several areas selected from: mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound and light, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, relativity. Based upon laboratory work and instructor demonstrations, the course will stress how we know what we know along with the historical background of science.

Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry

SCIENCE RESEARCH, INDEPENDENT STUDY (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Science Research, Independent study is a course that provides students with unique opportunities for independent, in-depth study of one or more specific scientific problems. Students develop a familiarity with the laboratory procedures used in a given educational, research, or industrial setting or a variety of such settings. Student enrolled in this course will complete a fair project to be exhibited at a regional science fair.

Prerequisite: Biology I

Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION I (required for 9th grade) – 2 Credits 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Physical Education I provides an opportunity for the systematic development of lifetime skills through a variety of activities. Students will have the opportunity to perform and appreciate team sports, individual activities, physical fitness, weight lifting and develop motor skills in lifetime sports and activities. It requires daily “dressing out” in a prescribed uniform, and daily physical activity. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance based skill evaluations. This course is designed for both boys and girls. Note: Students must take this course for graduation. Rental fees for towels and lock.

Prerequisite: None

ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Fitness) (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced Physical Education is designed to develop minimum, individual physical fitness levels through the study of fitness programs, recreational and limited lifetime sports activities, and advanced skills and strategies of major team sports. Advanced Physical Education will assist students in understanding the need to maintain good physical fitness practices throughout one’s life. This course requires daily “dressing out”, and daily physical activity. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance based skill evaluations. This course is designed for both boys and girls.

Note: A student may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours of this course. Course requirements must be met to reenroll in Fitness:

  1. Class size-preference to students who have not previously taken the class.
  2. The previous semester Fitness grade must have been a “B” or higher.
  3. Permission from the teacher (Fitness) and guidance counselor or the high school principal.

Rental fees for towels and lock.

Prerequisite: Students must pass both semesters of Physical Education I & II (Freshman level). Second semester, student must have a minimum average grade of C+ to be eligible to enroll. Without a C+ average student must receive a class waiver (permission) from the class instructor to enroll in this class.

HEALTH EDUCATION (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

High school Health Education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to student health and well-being. This course includes the major content areas that are in a planned, sequential, comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Indiana Health Education Standards Guide: (1) growth and development; (2) mental and emotional health; (3) nutrition; (4) family and social wellness; (5) consumer health; (6) personal health; (7) alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; (8) health promotion and disease prevention. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effects of health behaviors on an individual quality of life. This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. A variety of instructional strategies are used to further develop health literacy. Note: Required for graduation

Prerequisite: None

ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Weight Lifting/Aerobics) (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Weight lifting and Aerobics is a high intensity course, designed for students who are interested in getting into shape. Students will lift weights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday, students will either jog, power walk, step aerobics, or a variety of other aerobic activities. This course will emphasize proper weight lifting techniques, properly recording and charting results, and how to properly maintain the strength and endurance gained. Assessment includes performance gained evaluations. Note: A student may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours of this course. Course requirements must be met to re-enroll. There is a towel rental fee and lock fee.

Prerequisite: A student must pass both semesters of Physical Education I & II (freshman level). Second semester students must have a minimum grade average of a B to be eligible to enroll in the Weight and Aerobics class. Without a B average a student must receive a class waiver (permission) from the instructor to enroll. If a student wishes to repeat the class, it will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Class size-preference to students who have not previously taken the class.
  2. The previous semester of Weight/Aerobics grade must be a “B” or higher.
  3. Permissions from the teacher (Weight & Aerobics) and guidance counselor or high school Principal

ADVANCED HEALTH EDUCATION (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Semester One- Basic Fundamental of Athletic Training

Semester Two- Advanced Athletic Training & Methods

Students will be introduced to topics and careers in the field of Sports Medicine. Major topics discussed include injury prevention, injury treatment and injury rehabilitation. Students who have an interest in a medical or allied health related career are encouraged to enroll in this course. During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to practice methods of preventative taping, injury treatment modalities, and to qualify to work with the athletic trainer as a student assistant.

Prerequisite: None

Foreign Language

SPANISH I (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course offers basic grammatical structure, a working vocabulary, pronunciation practice, oral comprehension and expression. Reading and writing are included, basic sentences and conversations, all using present and past tense verbs. Students discuss Spanish influence in the United States as well as learn about Hispanic lifestyles. Cultural differences and similarities are also discussed. Assessment is based on writing, speaking and reading the language.

Prerequisite: C- or higher in English

SPANISH II (10, 11, 12) 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course extends the goals and methods of Spanish I with more vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening, and conversation. Additional verb forms with emphasis on the past and progressive tenses along with more grammar work provide the basis for students to communicate in Spanish. The study of the Hispanic populations and countries continue from Spanish I. An adventure story may be read to strengthen reading comprehension and broaden the student’s knowledge of Spain. Assessment is based on writing, speaking and reading the language.

Prerequisite: Must have a C- or higher in Spanish I

SPANISH III (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

After a comprehensive grammar review with expanded vocabulary, additional verb tenses are learned. By second semester, Spanish is the main language used in the classroom. Reading, writing, and speaking Spanish are all emphasized. The study of Hispanic customs is continued. Assessment is based on writing, speaking and reading the language. Note: Indiana University summer honors program offered in Spain.

Prerequisite: Must have a C- or higher in Spanish II

SPANISH IV (12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course helps students to strengthen their command of spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis is on the development of oral proficiency, and the mastery of grammar and vocabulary. Students write in a journal once a week to improve written proficiency. Spain and Mexico are researched along with other topics and short literary works are read. The entire class is conducted in Spanish by the students and the teacher. Assessment is both spoken and written. In foreign language classes, video tapes are used at all levels to increase the students’ knowledge of the countries and culture of the target language. The use of a computer in the classroom is available for tutorial or remedial work. Cultural field trips may be taken throughout the year.

Prerequisite: Must have a C- or higher in Spanish III

Social Studies

TOPICS IN HISTORY: REVOLUTIONARY AND CIVIL WAR (11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This one-semester class will look at the causes of the war and the changes brought about from it. Students will examine battles; learn key leaders and the strategies used in them. Classes will also study treaties between countries and their impact. Multi-media, research techniques and group discussions will be used in understanding the topics. This course should be taken by students who are interested in learning the how and why battles were fought.

Prerequisite: Must have taken or currently in US History

TOPICS IN HISTORY: WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II (11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This class will examine the causes of the war and the worldwide changes that occurred as a result. Students will look at new technology used in each war and the effect on how confrontation took place. Classes will also study treaties between countries and their impact. Media, firsthand accounts, research and group discussions will be used to examine different battles, leaders and strategies used in these wars. This course should be taken by students who are interested in learning the how and why battles were fought.

Prerequisite: Must have taken or currently be in US History

ECONOMICS (12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is a one-semester general survey course introduces the student to the basic concepts of classical and consumer economics. Economic principles, concepts and institutions are studied in relation to society and the individual. This course is designed to stress the application of these economic concepts as well. The course also includes computer simulations of stock investment, business management, and supply and demand principles.

Note: Required for graduation

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is a one-semester course where students will be challenged to understand an increasing number of complex issues facing our society. They will be encouraged to develop the skills needed to interpret and evaluate these issues and to make intelligent decisions based on their understanding of them. Students will acquire a basic understanding of what a democratic government is and how it works on the federal, state, and local levels. A variety of “hands-on” activities will be integrated into the curriculum to help students become active and participating citizens. This course will also examine closely current Indiana policies, practices, and state legislative procedures. State, county, and local elected offices and their functions will also be examined.

Note: Required for graduation.

GOVERNMENT DUAL CREDIT 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Dual Government is an honors course offered as an alternative to Government for students. Though similar to the standard government course, student will be challenged at a higher level to understand and increasing number of complex issues facing our society. They will be encouraged to develop the skills needed to interpret and evaluate these issues and to make intelligent decisions based on their understanding of them. Students will acquire a basic understanding on what a democratic government is and how it works on the federal, state, and local levels.

GEOGRAPHY and HISTORY OF THE WORLD (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is a two-semester course designed to provide students with an overview of physical and cultural geography. The role of technology in geography education will be stressed. Students should be able to generate computer maps, charts, and graphs to explain and illustrate patterns such as population distribution, hunger, pollution, or trade, to locate places in the world, and to understand that where events happen is important to knowing why they happened. The interrelatedness of geography to other areas of the curriculum will be emphasized.

WORLD HISTORY/CIVILIZATION (9, 10,11,12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is a two-semester course designed to allow the student to study selected world cultures, past and present. Content will allow the students to compare and analyze patterns of culture, emphasizing both the diversity and commonality of human experience and behavior. This course will emphasize the interaction of local cultures and the natural environment, as well as the connections among civilizations from earliest times.

Note: Recommended for college-bound students.

Core 40, AHD, THD

WORLD HISTORY/CIVILIZATION HONORS (9, 10,11,12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

This is a two-semester course designed to allow the students to study selected world cultures, past and present. Content will allow the students to compare and analyze patterns of culture, emphasizing both the diversity and commonality of human experience and behavior. This course will emphasize the interaction of local cultures and the natural environment, as well as the connections among civilizations from earliest times. Note: This course is designed to challenge students at a higher level than the standard World History class. It will better prepare students for Dual Credit in the future.

UNITED STATES HISTORY (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This is a two-semester required course for graduation. After a review of th 1607-1890 period’s the course will focus on the 20th century history to the present. Attention is given to an understanding of our social, political, economic, and cultural heritage. Current events and their tools in the American past are considered and solutions are investigated. Note: Required for graduation

PSYCHOLOGY (11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior; and learning psychological terms, concepts and theories. The course is divided into eight content areas. History & Scientific Method explores the history of psychology, the research methods used, and the ethical considerations that must be utilized. Biological Basis for Behavior focuses on the way the brain and nervous system function, including sensation, perception, motivation and emotion. Development looks at all the changes through one’s life; physical, cognitive, as well as emotional, social and moral development. Cognition focuses on learning, memory, information processing, and language development. Personality and Assessment looks at the approaches used to explain one’s personality and the assessment tools used. Abnormal Psychology explores psychological disorders and the various treatments used for them. Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Behavior covers topics such as conformity, obedience, perceptions, attitudes and influence of the group on the individual. Psychological Thinking explores how to think like a psychologist and expand critical thinking skills needed in the day-to-day life of a psychologist.

SOCIOLOGY (11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Sociology allows students to study human social behavior from a group perspective. The sociological perspective is a method of studying recurring patterns in people’s attitudes and actions and how these patterns vary across time, cultures, and in social settings and groups. Students describe the development of sociology as a social science and identify methods of research. Through research methods such as scientific inquiry students examine society, group behavior, and social structures. The influence of culture on group behavior is addressed through institutions such as the family, religion, education, economics, community organizations, government, and political and social groups. The impact of social groups and institutions on group and individual behavior and the changing nature of

society will be examined. Influences on group behavior and social problems are included in the course. Students also analyze the role of individuals in the community and social problems in today’s world.

ETHNIC STUDIES (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Ethnic Studies provides opportunities to broaden students’ perspectives concerning lifestyles and cultural patterns of ethnic groups in the United States. This course will either focus on a particular ethnic group or groups, or use a comparative approach to the study of patterns of cultural development, immigration, and assimilation, as well as the contributions of specific ethnic or cultural groups. The course may also include analysis of the political impact of ethnic diversity in the United States.

INDIANA STUDIES (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Indiana Studies is an integrated course that compares and contrasts state and national developments in the areas of politics, economics, history, and culture. The course uses Indiana history as a basis for understanding current policies, practices, and state legislative procedures. It also includes the study of state and national constitutions from a historical perspective and as a current foundation of government. Examination of individual leaders and their roles in a democratic society will be included and student will examine the participation of citizens in the political process. Selections from Indiana arts and literature may also be analyzed for insights into historical events and cultural expressions.

Fine Arts

INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

A beginning high school art class that provides units in drawing (portrait, figure, still-life, landscape and perspective), design (elements and principles of design), painting (color theory), advertising art, art history. Each unit will focus on the four step critique process (description, analysis, interpretation and judgment) as well as art aesthetics. Individual and group experiences will promote problem solving, sequential learning, creative thinking and personal expression. Artist research, individual oral presentations, and a guest speaker will also be included. Note: Some materials must be provided by the student

Prerequisite: None.

INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students engage in sequential learning experiences gained from Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art and expand into the illusion of form and the element of form. The class will encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production. Units include color theory, ceramics (hand construction, glazing and firing) and sculpture. Each unit will focus on the four step critique process (description, analysis, interpretation and judgment) as well as opportunities for individual and group experiences promoting problem solving, creative thinking, and personal expression.

Note: Some materials must be provided by the student.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art

DRAWING I (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to gain basic techniques in drawing and perceptive skills through the study of the elements and principles of design. A wide variety of media will be used including graphite, charcoal, conte’, pen and ink, ink wash, scratchboard, prismacolor, pastels, and mixed media. Students will work from original sources, in addition, each unit will focus on the four-step critique process (description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment) as well as art aesthetics and the history of art. Sketchbook assignments as homework will be required.

Prerequisite: Intro 2-D and Intro 3-D with a “C” or better.

DRAWING II (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to expand their drawing techniques and vocabulary by focusing on perceptual and expressive skills. Emphasis will be placed on composition, technique, and the development of individual style. Students will explore various media and subject matter. Continued emphasis will be placed on the four-step critique process (description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment) and aesthetics and historical references. Sketchbook assignment as homework will be required.

Prerequisite: Drawing I with a “C” or better

PAINTING I (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is designed to provide the sequential fundamentals of painting using a variety of media, tools, and techniques in watercolor and acrylic paints. Assignments will include the study of color theory, color mixing, composition, and application. Emphasis will be placed on still life, landscape, abstract, and non-objective subject matter. The continual process of critiquing (description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment), appreciation of aesthetic aspects, and historical references will be executed.

Prerequisite: Intro 2D & Intro 3D with “C” or better, Drawing classes encouraged.

PAINTING II (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is designed to refine techniques learned in Painting I. Students will increase their perceptive and expressive skills in watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. Art history, aesthetic concepts, and current expressions of art

in painting will be studied. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their critiquing skills through small group, teacher/student, and class assessments.

Prerequisite: Painting I with a “C” or better, Drawing classes encouraged.

CERAMICS (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students will develop skills and learn sequential vocabulary and techniques in ceramics including clay preparation, designing, hand construction, use of potter’s wheel, surfacing decorating, firing and glazing ceramic ware. Students will incorporate the aesthetic aspects using the elements and principles of design as well as historical references. Opportunities will be provided for individual and class critiques.

Prerequisite: Intro 2 D and Intro 3 D with a “C” or better

ADVANCED CERAMICS (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students will continue to develop skills and learn sequential vocabulary and techniques in ceramics including clay preparation, designing hand construction, use of potter’s wheel. surface decorating, firing and glazing ceramic ware. Students will incorporate the aesthetic aspects using the elements and principles of design as well as historical references. Opportunities will be provided for individual and class critiques.

 Prerequisite: Ceramics I with a “C” or better.

ADVANCED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced students will have the opportunity to develop skills and art vocabulary in problem recognition and solution through application of elements and principles of design. They will experience a variety of media in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms. Student should understand and appreciate the functional and aesthetic aspects of well-designed products and art forms in the past and present. Critique opportunities of describing, analyzing, interpreting and judging will be provided.

Prerequisite: Intro 2-D Art & Intro 3-D Art with a “C” or better.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students will survey the field of commercial art through sequential experiences in a variety of problem solving activities such as lettering, calligraphy, illustration, layout concepts, package design, book illustrations, cartooning, and book making. Students will also participate in small and large group critiques. Opportunities will be provided to understand and appreciate the functional and aesthetic aspects of commercial products of the past and present. A commercial design vocabulary will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Intro 2-D Art and Intro 3-D Art with a “C” or better.

Music

BEGINNING CHORUS (First Year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Beginning Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music. Students taking Beginning Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities in the class create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.

INTERMEDIATE CHORUS (2nd Year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Intermediate Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music. Intermediate Chorus provides students with opportunities to develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of: (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature that is appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.

ADVANCED CHORUS (3rd and 4th year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music. Students taking Advanced Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of: (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature that is appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. This class includes the study of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Chorus classes also provide opportunities for performing, creating, and responding to music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in performance of music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited

number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.

BEGINNING CONCERT BAND (1st Year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is combined with woodwinds, brass and percussion. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom.

Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts and extra rehearsals are a required part of this course.

Prerequisite: Students must have participated in 8th grade band or have teacher approval, guidance counselor or high school principal.

INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND (2nd Year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is combined with woodwinds, brass and percussion. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of concert band literature that is developmentally appropriate. Evaluation of music and music performances is included. Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-bands, concerts and extra practices are a required part of this course. Prerequisite: Beginning Concert Band

ADVANCED CONCERT BAND (3rd and 4th Year) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is combined with woodwinds, brass and percussion. Advanced Concert Band provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that

support and extend learning in the classroom. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of concert band literature that is developmentally appropriate. Evaluation of music and music performances is included.

Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts, and extra practices are a required part of this course.

Prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE – 1 Credits, 1 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Instrumental Ensemble is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of chamber ensemble and solo literature, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains. Students develop and refine elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, and studying historically significant styles of literature as pertaining to chamber ensemble and solo literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts, and extra practices are a required part of this course.

Prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band

MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION: History of Rock Music (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students taking this course receive instruction designed to explore music and major musical style periods through understanding music in relations to both Western and Non-Western history and culture. Activities include but are not limited to: (1) listening to, analyzing, and describing music; (2) evaluating music and musical performances; and (3) understanding relationships between music and the other arts, as well as disciplines outside the arts.

Note: In this course students will listen to and analyze multiple genres of music, but consequently focus on the history of rock.

MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students taking this course develop skills in the analysis of music and theoretical concepts. Students: (1) develop ear training and dictation skills, (2) compose works that illustrate mastered concepts, (3) understand choral and harmonic structures and analysis, (4) understand modes and scales, (5) study a wide variety of musical styles, (6) study traditional and non-traditional music notation and sound sources as tolls for music composition, and (7) receive detailed instruction in other basic elements of music. Students have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals, during and outside of the school day.

Business

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Career Planning and Success Skills is a career, technical and education business course that is designed to address the knowledge, skills and behaviors all students needed to live, plan, and work successfully in today’s society. This course includes exploring career clusters, developing leadership and teamwork skills, researching and collecting labor market data, and developing career plans. The employment process is explored through searching for employment opportunities, completing applications, developing resumes, participating in interviews, gaining job survival skills, and understanding employee evaluations; extensive practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills is provided. Thinking skills such as decision making, problem solving, and reasoning are utilized through research, report writing, technical writing, and interpreting data. Instructional strategies should include use of the internet to conduct career research, job shadowing, mentoring, field trips, projects, computer and technology applications, and cooperative ventures between school and community.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (9, 10, 11,12) 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Introduction to Computer Science provides an entry point into computer science. Through computational thinking and collaboration, students will learn the skills and processes needed to develop computer artifacts, basic coding. Data, security and intellectual property will also be explored. Students will develop an understanding of how computer science impacts their everyday lives and explore a variety of careers in the computer science field.

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem solving steps and processes that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human financial resources is emphasized.

Prerequisite: Intro to Business

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT (12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Administrative and Office Management prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization and be successful in a work environment. Students are provided opportunities to develop attitudes and apply skills and knowledge in the areas of business administration, management, and finance. Individual experiences will be based upon the student’s career and educational goals.

Prerequisite: Principles of Business Management or Principles of Marketing

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course teaches the fundamental principles of general business and related economic concepts from the viewpoint of the consumer. Topic areas include: our economic system, business in our economy, labor and government in our economy, careers in our economy, consumers in our economy, living and working with technology, financial institutions and banking services, the business of credit, planning your savings and investments, protection from economic loss, and financial management.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I (10, 11, 12) – 2 Credit, 2 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Accounting I is a course designed to introduce students to the accounting field and is also recommended for students who are planning a college career in business. Emphasis is placed on journalizing transactions, posting and preparing financial reports for service and merchandising businesses organized as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Out-of-class time required: Class time will be given for students to work on problems. If students do not finish the problems during class time, they are expected to finish the assignments outside of class. Homework should average 2-3 hours per week.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial

responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged.

Note:  Required for graduation.

COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION AND GRAPHICS (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Computer Illustration and Graphics introduces students to the computer’s use in visual communication. The focus of the course is on basic computer terminology and use, mastering fundamental skills, and developing efficient working styles. These skills are then developed by creating work with imaging, drawing, interactive, and page layout software. The course includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, produce vector illustrations, graphics and logos, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in silk screening and air brush techniques as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (10,11,12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Principles of Marketing course provides a basic introduction to the scope and importance of marketing in the global economy. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communications, mathematical applications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as they relate to advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing-information management, pricing, and product/service management. The course provides an understanding of the industries, their economic impact, and products; distribution systems and strategies; pricing considerations; product/service management, and promotion. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation for planning. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills to marketing internship projects.

WORK BASED LEARNING PROGRAM/ INTERDISCIPLINARY COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (12) – 1-6 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD  

Work Based Learning (WBL) is a school-to-work program open to Boone Grove High School senior students. This program provides seniors who wish to work a part-time position throughout the school year and are in line with meeting graduation requirements, an opportunity to gain work experience in their last year of high school while also earning high school credit. WBL is designed to build student’s skill and knowledge in their chosen career path and further their study within their area of interest. The program strives to provide an avenue for the transition from the school environment to the world of work in the areas of business, industrial trades, food service, agriculture, construction trades, health care, home economics and other technical areas. WBL is a yearlong course in which the student will have an opportunity to earn 1-6 credits, gain an income and invaluable work experience. Students who take this course are expected to complete the year-long course and meet expectations as outlined at the beginning of the 1st semester which include but not limited to maintaining a part-time position for no less than 40 hours every two weeks.

The program is a Standards Based Training Plan developed by the student, teacher, and workplace mentor to guide the student’s work based learning experiences and assist in evaluating achievement and performance.

Prerequisite: Prep College and Careers (or taken concurrently)

Multidisciplinary

PEER TUTORING (9, 10, 11, 12) – 2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is taught by a team consisting of a Special Education teachers and paraprofessionals. The goal of the peer tutor program is to facilitate the social and academic integration of students with disabilities into the school community at Boone Grove High School. Through this program, peer tutors serve as role models. High school students instruct their peers with disabilities on an individual basis in basic functional curriculum areas and accompany students to their general education classes, help students develop positive relationships, and gain knowledge and training in the field of special education.

Prerequisite: Written application and instructor approval is required with 2 teacher recommendations. Note: Community outings and field trips are required in this class as well as participating in extra-curricular activities in and out of school totaling 8 hours per semester.

PROJECT CARE (10, 11, 12) – No Credit, 1 or 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Students are expected to plan and implement activities/projects to assist in maintaining our Senior Citizens center. Students must be self-motivated, as much of their time is spent working independently. This is a service learning class that helps form relationships through activities that help Senior Citizens reconnect with the community. This class is a plus to use on a resume! This is a fun filled class where you can communicate with others and get away from the average high school day. This class is filled with excitement and a wonderful opportunity to form a family with the people around you and that will create a bond with others like never before. You can make amazing memories with wonderful people that goes beyond the Boone Grove High School walls.

CADET TEACHING EXPERIENCE (11, 12) – 4 Credits, 2 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

This elective course provides students in grades eleven (11) or twelve (12) organized exploratory teaching experiences in grades kindergarten (K) through grade nine (9). All teaching experiences should be preplanned by the high school Cadet Teaching Experience teacher-trainer and the cooperating teacher(s) who are supervising prospective teachers and providing them with pre-training experiences in one or more classes. This course provides a balance of class work relating to: (1) classroom organization, (2) classroom management, (3) the curriculum and instructional process, (4) observations of teaching, and (5) instructional experiences.

Study topics and background reading provide the cadets with information concerning the teaching profession and the nature of the cadet teachers’ assignments. Evaluation is based upon the cadet teachers’ cooperation, day-to-day practical performance, and class work including the cadets’ potential ability to teach. The total workload of the Cadet Teaching course is comparable to those for other subjects in the high school curriculum.

BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (9, 10, 11, 12) 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Basic Skills Development is a multidisciplinary course that provides students continuing opportunities to develop basic skills including: (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) listening, (4) speaking, (5) mathematical computation, (6) note taking, (7) study organizational skills, and (8) problem-solving skills, which are essential for high school course work achievement. Determination of the skills to be emphasized in this course is based on Indiana’s standards, individual school corporation general curriculum plans, and the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or other individualized plans. Skills selected for developmental work provide students with the ability to continue to learn in a range of different life situations. May earn up to 8 credits.

Vocational

 For 11th & 12th grade students

Auto Technology I & II

If you enjoy having a talent that few people have and want to know how cars and light duty trucks work, then sign up for this hands-on program. This program will give you the opportunity to work on vehicles and give you a basic understanding of the new technologies and principles necessary to perform repairs on your own vehicle or to prepare for a career in the auto industry. Area businesses are eager to hire bright young people for employment and for apprenticeship programs. Many students have won scholarships for higher education as a result of participating in this program. You should have strong communication and computer skills and be task oriented to be successful in this program. Multiple dual college credits are available through Ivy Tech.

CISCO Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy is an “applications” based class that covers many types of practical networks you may encounter, from simple home or small office networks to more complex enterprise models. You will learn the technical skills and soft skills needed to succeed in entry-level networking professions such as a network installer, help desk technician, presales support technician, or network technician. CCNA Discovery also provides an introduction to advanced technologies such as voice, video, wireless, and security

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN & ANIMATION (CAD)

If you’re interested in Architecture, Mechanical Design or Animation, then this 1 or 2-year program will help prepare you for a future career. Whether your interest is designing a concept car, creating a video game, or constructing a dream home, CAD designers are needed. Student will make detailed drawings, part models and animations to show exact dimensions and specifications of a project. While using state of the art software for these designs, students will earn college credit. Whether your desire is to work immediately after high school, or work while you’re in college, this program will help you accomplish this goal.

Construction Technology I & II

Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to work outdoors? Would you like to join a construction crew with your classmates and actually build a house or commercial structure? Then sign up for this program! You will be given the opportunity to prepare for employment and learn the attitudes and behavior necessary to get a job in this field. If you’re interested in gaining pre-apprenticeship training in carpentry, electrical, heating, air conditioning, painting, dry walling, plumbing, and masonry trades, sign up today.

Cosmetology I & II (Juniors Only) – Don Roberts – 1500 hours

As a service professional, you will be shampooing, cutting, styling, straightening, perming, and coloring hair; giving manicures; providing scalp and facial treatments; and furnishing makeup analysis. At the end of this program, you will be eligible to take the Indiana State Board Examination. Don Roberts Beauty School requires students to pass End-of-Course Assessments or to achieve a GED before any student will be recommended for the Indiana Cosmetology license examination. You must begin this program in July after completing your sophomore year and you must be able to attend the entire months of July and August without interruptions. July and August will be considered a probationary period for students entering this program.

Culinary Sciences

Are you interested in a career in the food service and hospitality industry? You could be one of the 1.5 million people expected to be hired in the next 10 years. Taking this course could lead to certification and a $5,000 scholarship to the culinary school of your choice. This two-year program offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through classroom experiences. Emphasis is placed on developing workplace readiness skills in food preparation, safety and sanitation, management, financial planning of food costs, teamwork, creativity, communication,

responsibility, and self-confidence. Classroom experiences are expected to include food preparation, demonstrations, guest speakers, videos, projects, textbook reading, study guides, tests, and field trips. The program is also valuable for one year of participation.

Dental Health

You’ll have a lot to smile about when you begin a dental internship as a high school student and earn high school credit at the same time. You’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with a dentist or in a dental laboratory and learn many skills that will give you a head start to a successful career. If you are interested in learning more about dentistry, oral anatomy, x-rays, dental instruments, and lab procedures, then sign up today for this program. A dual credit is now available.

Diesel Mechanics I & II

Diesel technology has changed a lot in recent years. Diesel technicians today need formal training in the latest diagnostic equipment and must possess good reading and math skills in order to follow detailed service manuals and work with computer based software. Skilled diesel technicians are in demand today. So, if you are interested in working on diesel fueled trucks and large heavy equipment, then sign up for this program today. This program is ASE/NATEF certified.

Early Childhood Ed. & Service I & II

If you are considering a career in education, this program is an excellent place to start. You will experience direct interaction with children and be supervised under a licensed teacher. You will learn teaching techniques by preparing and supervising planned activities that will enhance young children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development.

This program is offered in three different locations. SELF School offers experiences with pre-school students or students with disabilities. South Haven Elementary offers experiences in an elementary school and at their nearby Head Start preschool/day care program. At Hobart High School, experiences will be available in their stat of the art pre-kindergarten class.

By enrolling in the program for two years, you may earn the required clock hours needed to qualify for the National Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. You will earn dual credit with local colleges upon completion of each year.

Electronics I & II – Career Center

Your future is bright if you wish to enter this field as a career. Employment opportunities are expected to increase faster than the average rate for all occupations due to an increased demand for computers, communications equipment, military electronics, and electronic consumer goods. If you choose this “hands-on” program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on amplifiers, computers, fiber optics, robotics, home and car audio, security alarm systems and much more.

Emergency Medical Services

You will learn how to take care of critically ill and injured patients through lecture, lab, and clinical experiences, and develop strong communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. This challenging course is taught in a relaxed college atmosphere and requires extensive hands-on training. Topics will include fire department operations, arson investigation, vehicle extrication, injury prevention and rescue. You should possess personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment, respect for human dignity and a strong sense of ethics. This program is a nationally accredited EMT program.

Seniors who obtain their EMT certification from the program can transition into a paramedic program after graduation and pursue an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech in Paramedic Science. After completing the Paramedic Science degree, a bridge program is an option for students who want to pursue a nursing degree at Ivy Tech.

Entrepreneurship / Sports & Entertainment Marketing

If you are a team player and don’t want to be a spectator in life, participate in your business career now. You will learn how to develop sporting event promotions like the professionals do, open and operate a local business and earn credits in three different courses. You earn economics credit, business ownership credit, sports and entertainment marketing credit as well as six college credits. So if you are a “people person”, experience the excitement of owning, operating, and managing your own business while still in high school!

Graphic Imaging Technology

In years to come, opportunities for a career in this field will be great due to the advancement of technologies and anticipated growth in advertising, public relations, and print communications. You’ll be able to see your name in print by signing up for this program. Learn how the industry functions and follow an idea through the creative stages, layout, and production by using the offset printing process.

If you sign up for this program, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in the graphic communications industry.

Health Careers ( Health Science Education I )

Can you stay calm during an emergency situation? Can you control your emotions in the event of an accident? Would you be able to help a stray dog needing assistance? Could you imagine working in a dental office? If the answer to any of these questions describes you, then you might be the perfect student in Health Science Education Class.

This class will focus on health career options including nursing, dental, radiography, phlebotomy, emergency medical technician, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, among many other opportunities. You will learn about medical procedures in a hands-on environment. You will earn two credits in anatomy and physiology. This class prepares you for the world of work, post-secondary training, or for additional advanced career and technical education courses such as Health Science Education II or Dental careers. Upon successful completion of this class, you will earn three to six credits from Ivy Tech Community College.

Health Science Education II

If you’re looking for the opportunity to succeed and have dreams of helping others, then focus on this career. Growth patterns for employment in this field are projected to increase in demand. This program will equip you with a working knowledge of different occupations within the medical field. You’ll learn the skills and procedures necessary to function in such health agencies as hospitals, nursing homes, or doctors’ offices. You can also use this education as a stepping stone to pursue further education in the medical field. And, if you qualify, you’ll even receive a State Nurse Aide Certificate and /or dual college credit.

Medical Terminology/Anatomy/Physiology

Have you ever thought of yourself at work wearing a stethoscope around your neck? Do you know the difference between a nurse practitioner and a registered nurse? Would you like to earn college credit while in high school? Do you like a “hands-on” approach to learning? This is your class! Lessons will be taught by lecture and discussion, anatomy dissection labs, medical competency labs, clinical rotations, and job shadowing. You will master medical terminology while studying the normal structure and function of the human body as compared to the disease process of the human body. You can earn anatomy and physiology credit along with elective credit! The instructor and professional health care staff work together to teach lessons that complement one another and provide many “hands-on” opportunities. You also have an opportunity to earn dual credit. This course requires that all students, participating in clinical experiences at hospitals and community clinics, must submit records verifying current immunizations in HBV and submit a current TB test.

Horticulture Science

If you like working with plants and designing landscapes, then this is the career and technical program for you. An onsite greenhouse will give you hands on experience in the areas of plant production, installation, marketing, and management of landscape plants and products. You will also learn how to use Pro Landscape, the latest CAD software program to create landscape designs. You will enjoy extended field trips several times a month to explore all career areas and apply newly learned skills in landscape design and plant science. Students can receive Core 40 and

Academic Honors Diploma Science credit for plant science in this program. Students enrolled in this course are also eligible for dual credit through Vincennes University.

Industrial Mechanics

Sign up for Industrial Mechanics if you are interested in a welding or manufacturing career. First-year students will learn printing, turning, milling, and grinding. They will then focus on basic welding processes, which include oxyacetylene, stick welding, wire welding, and TIG welding, plus operation of plasma arc machines. The industrial mechanic is the key problem solver in the workplace. Industrial mechanics install machinery, use precision measuring devices, and operate complex tools in a variety of manufacturing environments. Students can earn up to 12 credits in Industrial Technology at Ivy Tech. Furthermore, students can earn up to 4 NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certifications if they pass hands-on and written exams. Second-year students will cover the basic competencies necessary to become employed in industry. Competencies include hydraulics, burning, print reading, power transmission, lubrication, pumps, piping, rigging, shop equipment, and mechanical maintenance. The first semester will consist of classroom and lab instruction at Portage High in the defined competencies. The second year includes an internship (for approved students) in an area manufacturing facility. Sign up for this class because it will give you a “jumpstart” in your welding or manufacturing career.

Law Enforcement Careers Academy

If you are interested in pursuing a career in law, law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, or a security profession, join the rank and file of the law enforcement careers academy today. There are two different classes you can sign up for either as a junior or senior. The Criminal Justice System class surveys the legal system and the various careers available. You will discuss and be exposed to the process from a suspect being questioned to the convicted being placed in prison.

You will discuss and analyze the motivation for committing crime. In the Criminal Investigations class, you will study evidence collection, interview techniques, and proper documentation. You will discuss various types of offenses and how they are investigated. Each class invites numerous guest speakers and takes several field trips. In order to enroll, you should possess personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment, integrity and a sense of responsibility. You are eligible to earn six college credits for the successful completion of each class.

Precision Machining

If you have an interest in a manufacturing career, you should check out the Precision Machining Technology class. You will learn the basic machining techniques, CNC machining, computer aided machining (CAM), quality control processes, and basic mechanics. At the completion of the program, you will be prepared for a career in machining or a step ahead at any engineering major at college. Local companies are constantly asking us for qualified students from this program to start working right away. You can earn articulated or dual credit in college by participating in this program. Sign up today.

Fundamentals of Sports Medicine

Sign you for Fundamentals of Sports Medicine if you’d like a hands-on class that will teach you techniques to help others prevent and treat sports injuries. You might find yourself going on to an athletic trainer, physical therapist or other health care professional by earning the appropriate college degree(s). Students in the class learn about anatomy, first aid, CPR, vital signs, and the prevention and treatments of sprains, strains and other ailments. They get an opportunity to work side-by-side with a certified athletic trainer and get a chance to decide if this is the field for them. The field is expected to grow much faster than average through at least 2018.

Video Production and Media Studies

Do you want to know how to produce a TV show, be a news reporter, or shoot and edit your own films? Would you like to be on the cutting edge in the communications field? If these are career paths that are appealing to you, then

consider signing up for this program. Video Production and Media Studies will provide instruction in various communication, media, production, and technical functions and task performed by employees, including management personnel, in broadcasting and communications occupations. Emphasis will be placed on career opportunities, production, programming, announcing, equipment operation, news and sports casting, broadcasting regulations and laws, technical, oral/written communication, and listening skills. Video Production and Media Studies students will learn the five components of television: camera operations, audio, lighting, writing, and editing. Students will have the opportunity to learn editing, and lighting. You will train on professional equipment, creating a variety of video projects, including music videos, commercials, and short films. Students should have a strong interest in fine arts, speech, production, journalism, and electronics.

Welding I & II – Ivy Tech

A trained welder has many opportunities in Northwest Indiana for a rewarding career in industry, construction, small job shops, or self-employment. You’ll learn how to join metal parts by using a heating process during the course of this program. The experienced welder makes excellent wages, but must be willing to work under conditions that often require strenuous physical activity. Just remember, at the completion of this program, you’ll be ready for employment.

Life Skills

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Nutrition and Wellness is an introductory course valuable for all students as a life foundation and academic enrichment; it is especially relevant for students interested in careers related to nutrition, food, and wellness. This is a nutrition class that introduces students to only the basics of food preparation so they can become self-sufficient in accessing healthy and nutritious foods. Major course topics include nutrition principles and applications; influences on nutrition and wellness; food preparation, safety, and sanitation; and science, technology, and careers in nutrition and wellness. A project based approach that utilized higher order thinking, communication, leadership, management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in order to integrate these topics into the study of nutrition, food, and wellness. Food preparation experiences are a required component. Direct, concrete mathematics and language arts proficiencies will be applied. This course is the first in a sequence of courses that provide a foundation for continuing and post-secondary education in all career areas related to nutrition, food, and wellness.

ADVANCED NUTRITION AND WELLNESS (9, 10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit, 1 Semester

Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced Nutrition and Wellness is a course which provides an extensive study of nutrition. This course is recommended for all students wanting to improve their nutrition and learn how nutrition affects the body across the lifespan. Advanced Nutrition and Wellness is an especially appropriate course for students interested in careers in the medical field, athletic training and dietetics. This course builds on the foundation established in Nutrition and Wellness, which is a required prerequisite. This is a project-based course; utilizing higher-order thinking, communication, leadership and management processes. Topics include extensive study of major nutrients, nutritional standards across the lifespan, influences on nutrition/food choices, technological and scientific influences, and career exploration in this field. Laboratory experiences will be utilized to develop food handling and preparation skills; attention will be given to nutrition, food safety and sanitation. This course is the second in a sequence of courses that provide a foundation for continuing and post-secondary education in all career areas related to nutrition, food, and wellness.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS (10, 11, 12) – 1 Credit 1 Semesters

Core 40, AHD, THD

Interpersonal Relationships is an introductory course that is especially relevant for students interested in careers that involve interacting with people. It is also valuable for all students as a life foundation and academic enrichment. This course addresses knowledge and skills needed for positive and productive relationships in career, community, and family settings. Major course topics include communication skills; leadership, teamwork, and collaboration; conflict prevention, resolution, and management; building and maintaining relationships; and individual needs and characteristics and their impacts on relationships. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in order to integrate these topics into the study of interpersonal relationships. Direct, concrete language arts proficiencies will be applied. Service learning and other authentic applications are strongly recommended. This course provides a foundation for continuing and post-secondary education for all career areas that involve interacting with people inside and outside of a business/organization, including team members, clients, patients, customers, and the general public.

Advanced Placement and Dual Credit

BGHS is proud to offer college-level coursework to students in the following courses.  Placement in these courses are dependent both on student motivation and teacher recommendation:

Dual Credit

Honors English 11 and 12 (2-year commitment): ENGL 104, 105 through Purdue Northwest (11th grade) and Advanced Composition 105 and 239 through Indiana State University (9 credits total)

Honors Calculus: MATH 211 through Ivy Tech (4 credit hours)

Honors and traditional Pre-Calculus: MATH 136 and 137 through Ivy Tech (6 credit hours)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Currently, BGHS does not offer any stand-alone Advanced Placement courses.  Students in dual credit courses are notified at the beginning of the school year that if they wish to take any AP exam at the end of a course, they may do so by notifying their teacher and paying for the test.   

Students have the opportunity to take AP courses though several of Indiana’s online schools for a cost, and courses can be added to a student’s transcript once completed and the Guidance Office is notified.

Indiana Online Schools providing AP courses:  

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)

Students may also possibly earn college credit through College Board’s CLEP program.  

In addition to the traditional classroom, Boone Grove is pleased to provide the opportunity for students to participate in Career and Technical Education (Vocational).  CTE provides students with hands-on skills in “in-demand” career fields and gives them an exciting place to explore their future career paths.  Participation in CTE helps students meet the necessary requirements for both the Indiana Core 40 and Technical Honors diplomas.  

Understandably parents and guardians often have questions and misconceptions about their student’s participation in CTE.  Here are some common myths regarding CTE and facts to clarify:

Myth: CTE is only for students that aren’t “cutting it” in the classroom.

Fact:  In this day in age, students all across the academic achievement spectrum are participating in CTE to learn the skills necessary for variety of careers, including Dentistry, Carpentry, Emergency Medical Services, Health Care, Computer Technical Support, and Engineering.  Many high-achieving students are particpating in CTE to get a “jump start” to their eventual college majors.  

Myth:  My student cannot earn an Academic Honors Diploma if they attend CTE.

Fact:  While challenging, students can often earn BOTH the Academic AND Technical Honors Diplomas if they are willing to take outside required courses online and/or in summer school.  Students and parents are encouraged to talk with their school counselor to determine how requirements can be met. 

Myth:  CTE can “replace” classroom credits my student is deficient in.

Fact:  All Indiana students must meet Core 40 diploma requirements to both graduate and participate in CTE. Students in a credit-deficient situation are encouraged to meet with their school counselor to create a plan to participate in CTE.

Myth:  CTE is a “waste of time” for students wanting to attend a 4-year college.

Fact:  Again, students can earn one or both of Indiana’s Honors Diplomas by participating in CTE.  In addition, most programs at the Porter County Career and Technical Education Center offer college dual-credit opportunities.  

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