SANDY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE OFFERINGS


Registration Guide


BS010 - High School of Business I: Leadership BS015 - High School of Business I: Wealth Management BS020 - High School of Business II: Principles of Business BS025 - High School of Business II: Business Economics
BS100 - Accounting I BS300 - Computer Applications BS305 - Business Computer Applications BS305-D - Business Computer Applications - Dual Credit
EL010 - Freshman Leadership EN160 - English 9 EN160-H - Honors English 9 EN170 - English 10
EN170-H - Honors English 10 EN180 - English 11 EN190 - English 12 EN400-D - English Composition Dual Credit
EN425 - Yearbook EN500 - Intro to Speech EN510 - Public Speaking EN510-D - Public Speaking - Dual Credit
EN545 - SVTV Jr. EN546 - SVTV Sr. EN930-A - AP English: Lit & Comp FA012 - Fine Arts I
FA022 - Fine Arts II FA032 - Fine Arts III FA200 - Art Fundamentals FA250 - Drawing & Painting
FA290 - Sculpture FA400 - Concert Choir FA405 - Select Choir FA500 - High School Band
FA550 - Jazz Band FA590 - Basic Guitar FA595 - Advanced Guitar FA600 - Musical Theatre
FC025 - Child Development FC077 - Foods I: Healthy and Safe Foods FC087 - Foods II: Healthy Living FC250 - Healthy Relationships
FC300 - Managing Transitions FC400 - Career Search I FL232 - French III FL234-A - AP French
FL265 - Spanish I FL266 - Spanish II FL267 - Spanish III FL269-A - AP Spanish
MA200 - Geometry MA200-H - Honors Geometry MA301 - Algebra I MA302 - Algebra II
MA302-H - Honors Algebra II/Trig MA550 - Statistics and Probability MA600 - Pre-Calculus MA600-H - Honors Pre-Calculus
MA650-A - AP Calculus MA850 - College and Careers Math OL-HE1000 - Health PE100 - Physical Education
SC220 - Physical Science SC230 - Biology SC230-H - Honors Biology SC301 - Chemistry
SC301-H - Honors Chemistry SC302 - Physics SC326-A - AP Chemistry SC330 - Advanced Biology
SC330-D - Advanced Biology - Dual Credit SC332 - Anatomy/Physiology SC335-A - AP Biology SC345 - Science & Sustainability
SC998 - Science, Energy, & Environment SC998-D - Science, Energy, & Environment - Dual Credit SS121 - Psychology SS121-D - Psychology Dual Credit
SS300 - Sociology SS300-D - Sociology - Dual Credit SS308 - Government/Economics SS605 - World Economics
SS810 - American History SS810-H - Honors American History SS890 - World History SS890-H - Honors World History
SS950-A - AP Government and Politics: United States SS999 - Current Events TC200-D - Multimedia and Game Design - Dual Credit TC300-D - Applications in Computer-Aided Design - Dual Credit
TE050 - Digital Technologies TE055 - 21st Century Technology TE200 - Introduction to Computer Programming x Aultman Academy x - SV / Aultman Health Partnership
x CREDIT FLEXIBILITY x - Flexible Credit Option x CT101 x - Canton South CTE Program - Junior x CT102 x - Canton South CTE Program - Senior x CT201 x - Perry CTE Program - Junior
x CT202 x - Perry CTE Program - Senior x CT301 x - R.G. Drage CTE Program - Junior x CT302 x - R.G. Drage CTE Program - Senior x DUAL CREDIT x - COLLEGE CAMPUS
x High School of Business x - x INT309 x - Freshmen Cardinal Time x INT310 x - Sophomore Cardinal Time x INT311 x - Junior Cardinal Time
x INT312 x - Senior Cardinal Time x Physical Education Waiver (PEW) x - x South Stark Career Academy x - x Stark County Tech Prep x - Stark County Tech Prep Consortium (A Partnership among Stark County public school districts, Stark State College of Technology, labor, local business and industries.)

HIGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

High School of Business I: Leadership - BS010

Grade: 9 - 12 (9th grade students are given priority)
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 20

Description: Leadership doesn’t come naturally to most of us. Fortunately, we can learn leadership skills (or improve them if you’re a natural). In this course you will build the leadership skills you need to excel in college and career. You will discuss contemporary leadership and teamwork literature, complete a team-based project, and put your leadership skills into action at school, at home, and in the community.

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HIGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

High School of Business I: Wealth Management - BS015

Grade: 9 - 12 (9th grade students are given priority)
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 20

Description: Learn how to take charge of your money to build wealth. In this course, you’ll gain the smarts you’ll need to make major purchases—such as a car or a house, along with ways to protect your money, such as insurance and investing. And true to the High School of Business™ program, this course isn’t just about sitting and listening. You’ll do hands-on projects. At the end of the course, your class will get a chance to teach your new skills to others by offering your community a money management course.

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HIGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

High School of Business II: Principles of Business - BS020

Grade: 9 - 12 (10th grade students are given priority)
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 20

Description: Q: What do your favorite rock group’s tour schedule, the logo on a coffee mug, and the Wall Street Journal have in common? A: Business. It’s everywhere. Principles of Business will open your eyes to the world of business. During the course you will be introduced to some of the major areas of business administration (marketing, management, and finance) through fun, real world projects.

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HIGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

High School of Business II: Business Economics - BS025

Grade: 9 - 12 (10th grade students are given priority)
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Principles of Business

Description: Ever thought about the choices that the Three Little Pigs made from an economic perspective? In Business Economics, you will consider how decisions (such as work vs. play or sticks vs. straw) affect businesses and individuals in the short and long term. You will also conduct research and examine business problems as you learn about microeconomic, macroeconomic and international economic concepts.

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BUSINESS

Accounting I - BS100

Grade: 10-12
Credit: 1/2
Fee: $30 for workbook plus possible paper fee

Description: Introduces the student to an organized method of keeping business records; through the study of the accounting cycle, the student will be able to prepare and interpret business papers and records.

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BUSINESS

Computer Applications - BS300

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 20

Description: This is an introductory course for students to learn to use Information Technology in the 21st century. Students will learn word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database skills. Students may learn additional computer concepts such as Web research and computer ethics.

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BUSINESS

Business Computer Applications - BS305

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $30

Description: This is an in-depth introductory course to the concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7 Version, covering the areas of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will become acquainted with proper procedures when creating documents, worksheets, databases and presentations. Chapter exercises and on-line learning allows students to discover by doing.

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BUSINESS

Business Computer Applications - Dual Credit - BS305-D

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $30.00 (additional possible dual credit cost)
Maximum number: 21

Description: This is an in-depth introductory course to the concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7 Version, covering the areas of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will become acquainted with proper procedures when creating documents, worksheets, databases and presentations. Chapter exercises and on-line learning allows students to discover by doing.

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OTHER/ELECTIVE

Freshman Leadership - EL010

Grade: 9
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10 supply fee
Recommended: Required for all Freshmen

Description: This is the first course in the High School of Business program. This course will fulfill the financial literacy requirement for students. Students will also learn about the Cardinal Core Values: Respect, Pride, Unity, Responsibility, and Achievement.

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ENGLISH

English 9 - EN160

Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 English supply fee
Maximum number: 25

Description: This course will be introducing students to the elements of short story, drama and poetry, analyzing in greater detail the elements of a novel and nonfiction. Students will concentrate on study skills, reading skills, composition, the basics of research, and preparation for the OGT.This Course if Required for all Freshmen.

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Language Arts

Honors English 9 - EN160-H

Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 English supply fee
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. This course will be introducing students to the elements of short story, drama and poetry, analyzing in greater detail the elements of a novel and nonfiction. Students will concentrate on study skills, reading skills, composition, the basics of research, and preparation for the OGT.This Course if Required for all Freshmen.

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ENGLISH

English 10 - EN170

Grade: 10
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 English supply fee
Maximum number: 25

Description: A thorough study of literary elements is completed in this course through and writing in a variety of genres. Students will study vocabulary and advanced composition skills, poetry, nonfiction, drama and novels. A focus and emphasis on expository and analytic writing is included and a research unit. A review of OGT skills is included. This course is required for all Sophomores.

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Language Arts

Honors English 10 - EN170-H

Grade: 10
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 English supply fee
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. A thorough study of literary elements is completed in this course through and writing in a variety of genres. Students will study vocabulary and advanced composition skills, poetry, nonfiction, drama and novels. A focus and emphasis on expository and analytic writing is included and a research unit. A review of OGT skills is included. This course is required for all Sophomores.

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ENGLISH

English 11 - EN180

Grade: 11
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: English 10
Maximum number: 25

Description: This course is geared to the vocational student who needs practical English skills to compete and succeed in his or her chosen occupation. The course includes a study of basic communication skills, business writing skills, word processing skills, a study of a variety of literary selections and applications, and two novel studies.

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ENGLISH

English 12 - EN190

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 for magazines, novels, or supplies
Prerequisite: English 11, Applied Communications, or Applied English

Description: English 12 is designed for the non-college bound student; however, since many students want to keep their options open, general college prep skills are included as well. Students will work toward mastery of reading and writing skills needed for graduation exams and future careers.

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ENGLISH

English Composition Dual Credit - EN400-D

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00 for texts; additional book fees for required college texts if taking for college credit. (Cost for Dual Credit course possible.)
Prerequisite: English 10, requisite score on the Compass test (if taking college credit).
Maximum number: 25

Description: Dual credit English is the equivalent of the first year of the composition courses required by most every college. This year-long class can be taken for high school credit only or for dual credit through Stark State, which earns a student 6 credit hours of English (Composition 124 and Composition 231). The focus of the first semester of the course is to learn how to communicate effectively in writing and to develop an effective writing process which can be transferred to writing across the curriculum. It includes a required 10 page research paper and portfolio as a final project. The second semester course is a focus on argumentation and research writing, including another research project. Whether the course is taken for high school or college credit, it will help students be prepared to tackle any writing challenge they will face beyond high school.

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ENGLISH

Yearbook - EN425

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Maximum number: 15

Description: Learn computer generated graphic design, copy writing, photography, layout and production to create and produce the school yearbook. Business skills such as sales and marketing are also an integral part of the class.

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ENGLISH

Intro to Speech - EN500

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 25

Description: Presentation of basic public speeches, verbal and nonverbal communication, oral interpretation. This course can be retaken for credit

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ENGLISH

Public Speaking - EN510

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10
Prerequisite: Intro to Speech or teacher approval

Description: Advanced oral interpretation, group discussion, advanced persuasion, group skits.College credit course under Stark State University's guidelines. Public Speaking aspects include audience analysis, communication basics, finding quality source research and understanding public speaking essentials. Speeches include informative, persuasive and debate. This course cannot be retaken for credit

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ENGLISH

Public Speaking - Dual Credit - EN510-D

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester) and 3 college credit hours
Fee: $10.00 (Cost for Dual Credit course possible.)
Prerequisite: Speech or teacher approval
Maximum number: 25

Description: Advanced oral interpretation, group discussion, advanced persuasion, group skits.College credit course under Stark State University's guidelines. Public Speaking aspects include audience analysis, communication basics, finding quality source research and understanding public speaking essentials. Speeches include informative, persuasive and debate. This course cannot be retaken for credit

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ENGLISH

SVTV Jr. - EN545

Grade: 11
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $15.00
Maximum number: 12

Description: This is a pre-training for SVTV that includes the basics of iMovie and Garageband, creating school-related and sports documentaries, helping SVTV Senior edit and enhance the daily announcements. SVTV Jr. will also create and air announcements for the middle school age group/audience. SVTV Jr. will be an asset to SVTV by helping edit video and creating more programming that can also be podcasted on the SVTV webpage. This course can be retaken for credit.

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ENGLISH

SVTV Sr. - EN546

Grade: 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and application
Maximum number: 12

Description: Students in this course produce the daily announcements on SVTV. Instruction will be given in the areas of news writing, public speaking, and the technology setup and operation used for daily production. Each student will be required to act as the producer for one week during the 2nd 9 weeks of the semester. The student producer is responsible for the week's production, which includes the airing of a special project using iMovie and Final Cut Express. This course can be retaken for credit.

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ENGLISH

AP English: Lit & Comp - EN930-A

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: AP exam fee to be collected in winter senior year ($90.00 estimated). $15.00 for novels and supplies. This course is for college bound students seeking advanced placement and credit.
Prerequisite: English 10, teacher recommendation, essay test application,and a desire for challenge.
Maximum number: 20

Description: Advanced Placement Literature and Composition provides a thorough background in critical reading and analytical writing skills necessary for college success. The focus is on rapid, in-depth reading and analysis of all literary genres. AP students will be required to do summer reading as arranged during the spring of the year previous to course enrollment. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

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ART AND MUSIC

Fine Arts I - FA012

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $28.00
Maximum number: 24

Description: Some Art Activities for Art I, II, Advanced Art
A. Drawing B. Painting/Color
1. Perspective/building design 1. Color wheel
2. Figure, life and still life drawing 2. Pastels
3. Portraiture 3. Watercolor/tempera
4. Cartoons 4. Crayons/chalk
5. Highlighting, shading and texture 5. Color pencil techniques
6. Pointillism 6. Wall murals
7. Pen and ink, pencil
 

C. Printing and Graphics D. Clay and Three Dimensional Design
1. Relief, monoprints, & stencils 1. Hand building
2. Mixed Media 2. Paper Sculpture
3. Collage 3. Variety of sculpture media
 

E. Art History
1. Reports
2. Presentations


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ART AND MUSIC

Fine Arts II - FA022

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $28
Prerequisite: Intro to Art
Maximum number: 24

Description: Art II includes advanced work in
A. Drawing B. Painting/Color
1. Perspective/building design 1. Color wheel
2. Figure, life and still life drawing 2. Pastels
3. Portraiture 3. Watercolor/tempera
4. Cartoons 4. Crayons/chalk
5. Highlighting, shading and texture 5. Color pencil techniques
6. Pointillism 6. Wall murals
7. Pen and ink, pencil
 

C. Printing and Graphics D. Clay and Three Dimensional Design
1. Relief, monoprints, & stencils 1. Hand building
2. Mixed Media 2. Paper Sculpture
3. Collage 3. Variety of sculpture media
 

E. Art History
1. Reports
2. Presentations


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Fine Arts

Fine Arts III - FA032

Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1
Fee: $28.00
Prerequisite: Fine Arts II, Teacher Recommendation

Description: This is an advanced, independent art class where themes are presented to art students, rather than lessons. Students will use various media, which they have worked with in Arts I & Arts II. Students will develop a portfolio, which includes their concentration, an artist statement, as well as history and art appreciation items.

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Fine Arts

Art Fundamentals - FA200

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description:

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Fine Arts

Drawing & Painting - FA250

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: Description: Pencil, pen and ink, chalk, charcoal, tempera, acrylics, and watercolor are explored to create original personal images. Drawing and paintings by culturally and historically representative artists are examined for their formal, expressive and technical qualities.

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Fine Arts

Sculpture - FA290

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: $15.00

Description: Description: Various media such as clay, wood, found object, wire and fibers and various processes such as modeling, building, throwing and carving are investigated as means for creating three-dimensional artistic forms. Professional artists' works are studied.

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ART AND MUSIC

Concert Choir - FA400

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Maximum number: 80

Description: The concert choir is currently open to any student with an interest in singing / performing. Previous music experience is currently not required. Choir members will learn basic music and vocal fundamentals while nurturing an enjoyment and understanding of music, become acquainted, develop and appreciation for various styles of music, develop cooperative learning skills, and represent Sandy Valley with pride. The Concert Choir performs several concerts and possible contests throughout the year. These performances will be factored into the students grade.

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Fine Arts

Select Choir - FA405

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 1
Fee: None

Description: This select mixed vocal group is open to students by audition only. It focuses on popular music through singing, dancing, studying, and performing music at an advanced level. The group performs primarily as a show choir at concerts and programs throughout the community.

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ART AND MUSIC

High School Band - FA500

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1 - Students missing more than 10% of the practices and performances outside the school day will receive adjusted credit.
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Elementary and Junior High Band and/or private lessons.

Description: The High School Band is offered daily during the school day and satisfies one full credit of fine arts credit. The High School Band is composed of the Cardinal Marching Band, the Cardinal Symphonic Band and the Cardinal Pep Band. These bands are designed to develop a high level of musical skill through the study and performance of a wide variety of musical styles. The Marching Band performs at football games, parades, and band shows. In addition, summer band camp and two after school rehearsals per week are required in the fall. The Symphonic Band will perform at at least two concerts, Graduation, and Memorial Day. In addition, the Symphonic Band may perform at one adjudicated band festival. The Pep Band will perform at a combination of girls and boys home basketball games. Grades and credit are contingent upon individual performance at rehearsals and performances. To be a member of the Sandy Valley Cardinal Band, you must participate in all three performance areas of the Cardinal Band (Marching, Pep and Symphonic Band). Participation in each aspect is vital and necessary for a healthy and successful program. The ONLY exemptions from participation in any of these three areas will be a conflict with a school related activity (fall sports whose practice/game times conflict with band practice times, i.e. varsity football and golf) or a schedule conflict (i.e. vocational), medical reasons (with a doctor's written excuse) or an extenuating circumstance that has been approved by the director, the principal and the guidance department. This course can be retaken for credit.

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ART AND MUSIC

Jazz Band - FA550

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Audition and/or director's permission
Maximum number: Instrumentation: 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocalist

Description: Students will explore and experience jazz music through the performance of standard jazz and pop/rock/fusion/funk literature. Extensive listening and the study and application of the rules of improvisation will also be included. This group is open by audition and will run for the entire year. Special permission for semester membership may be given at the director's discretion. Group performances may include: one jazz festival, two concerts, The Moonlight Serenade Dinner Dance and other select community events.

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ART AND MUSIC

Basic Guitar - FA590

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $5.00 material fees
Prerequisite: Must own or rent a guitar preferably an acoustic (none are available from the school) no music background required and rental information available upon request.
Maximum number: 10

Description: This class will offer basic guitar instruction in the general knowledge of the instrument, basic chords, picking, and basic music reading skills. A student does not need any previous music background to participate. This class is geared for the non-performance oriented student to meet his/her fine arts credit. This is designed as a beginner class and students with guitar experience should not sign up for this class.

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ART AND MUSIC

Advanced Guitar - FA595

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $5.00 material fees
Prerequisite: Must own or rent a guitar, preferably an acoustic (none are available from the school). Music background required (must have taken and passed Beginning Guitar with a C or higher). Rental information is available upon request.
Maximum number: 10

Description: This class will offer advanced guitar instruction in the general knowledge of the instrument, advanced chords, picking, and music reading skills. A student needs previous music background (be able to read, pick, finger-pick, and know the strum styles) to participate. This class is geared for the already performing oriented student to meet his/her fine arts credit. This is designed as an advanced class and students without guitar experience should not sign up for this class.

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ART AND MUSIC

Musical Theatre - FA600

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Maximum number: 15

Description: This course is designed for students in grades 9-12 interested in all aspects of both spoken and music theatre: the history of theatre, play production, as well as acting, improvisation, and performance. A variety of performance opportunities will be available, and students will be required to participate in both the fall and spring productions.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family & Consumer Science Program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Child Development - FC025

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 24

Description: Provide students with knowledge of how parents and child care providers meet the needs of infants and young children to provide for healthy growth and development. Prominent theories of child psychology will be studied.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family and Consumer Science program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Foods I: Healthy and Safe Foods - FC077

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $25.00 for lab supplies
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 20

Description: Develop practical problem solving that influences cultural and social factors that affect the body weight and healthy lifestyles. Demonstrate safe food-handling practices related to food-borne pathogens and kitchen environments.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family & Consumer Science Program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Foods II: Healthy Living - FC087

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $25.00 for lab supplies
Prerequisite: Healthy and Safe Foods (Foods I)
Maximum number: 20

Description: Develop practical problem solving that influences cultural and social factors that affects the body weight and healthy lifestyles. Use time management strategies, decision-making skills, peer pressure and multi-cultural awareness that relate to educational, work and family goals that sustain productive, meaningful lifestyles. Students should take Healthy and Safe Foods before Healthy Living.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family & Consumer Science Program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Healthy Relationships - FC250

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Health (This course is designed for Junirs & Seniors when possible)
Maximum number: 24

Description: This course is about establishing good relationships with friends, families, teachers, boy/girl friends and eventually husbands/wives. The student will benefit from the direct teaching of specific skills and techniques which research indicates are vital in generating and maintaining good interpersonal relations. The ability to communicate effectively has emerged as the dominant factor in the success or failure of a relationship, whether it is between friends, co-workers, parents and children, or husbands and wives. The main focus of this course is on interpersonal communication skills and techniques.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family & Consumer Science Program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Managing Transitions - FC300

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Prerequisite: none
Maximum number: 24

Description: Assess values and resources that support lifestyle goals, effective time management plans, stress management and multicultural awareness that sustains a productive, meaningful lifestyle. Choose resources that meet individual, family and business financial goals, credit and debt issues, techniques to prevent financial loss of assets conflict resolution and public policy that impact financial well-being.

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROGRAM The goal of the Family & Consumer Science Program is to prepare students for success in the important and challenging work of the family.

Career Search I - FC400

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 24

Description: Update Individual Academic and Career Plans (IACPs), practice job skills, and interpret career and workplace issues. Demonstrate how academic achievement influences personal and career growth, learn conflict resolution techniques and apply social skills that lead to healthy, caring and responsible citizenship and effective school, career and family relationships.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

French III - FL232

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $31.00 (includes workbook and dictionary)
Prerequisite: French II
Recommended: A French II grade of C or better
Maximum number: 27

Description: This course will be available in an online format only. French III is an intense review of the French language with emphasis on oral discussion, reading, comprehension, and short compositions. French III prepares the student for AP French. A grade of "C" or higher in French II is strongly recommended.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

AP French - FL234-A

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $40.00 + exam fee ($88.00 estimated)
Prerequisite: French III, an entrance exam will be administered prior to enrollment.
Recommended: A French III grade of C or better
Maximum number: 27

Description: This course will be available in an online format only. AP French covers the equivalent of a college course in Advanced French composition and conversation. It stresses oral skills, composition, and grammar. The course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than to the mastery of any specific subject matter. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP French test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish I - FL265

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: A "C" or better in 8th grade or high school English or teacher recommendation and willingness to study Spanish at least one hour per day.
Maximum number: 30

Description: Spanish I is an introductory course emphasizing the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. It is taught using both audio-lingual and traditional methods.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish II - FL266

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Spanish I
Maximum number: 26

Description: Spanish II is a continuation of the development of the four basic skills with an emphasis on verb formation and use. A grade of "C" or better in Spanish I is strongly recommended.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish III - FL267

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Spanish II
Maximum number: 26

Description: Spanish III is an intense review of the Spanish language with emphasis on oral discussion, reading, comprehension, and short compositions, preparing the students for AP Spanish. A grade of "C" or better in Spanish II is strongly recommended.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

AP Spanish - FL269-A

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $20.00 (includes workbook) + exam fee ($88.00 estimated)
Prerequisite: Spanish III, an entrance exam will be administered prior to enrollment.
Recommended: Spanish III grade of C or better
Maximum number: 26

Description: AP Spanish covers the equivalent of a college course in Advanced Spanish composition and conversation. It stresses oral skills, composition, and grammar. The course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than to the mastery of any specific subject matter. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Spanish test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course. A pre-enrollment exam will be given.

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MATHEMATICS

Geometry - MA200

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Maximum number: 30

Description: This course is designed for those students that have successfully completed requirements for one credit in Algebra I. The course is a fundamental step to higher mathematics but it is also a course which can have many practical applications. Triangular trigonometry is introduced.

Calculator requirement: TI-30XIIS

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MATHEMATICS

Honors Geometry - MA200-H

Grade: 9 - 10
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Prerequisite: Algebra I, teacher recommendation
Maximum number: 30

Description: This enriched course is designed for those students that have successfully completed requirements for one credit in Algebra I. The course is a fundamental step to higher mathematics but it is also a course which can have many practical applications. Triangular trigonometry is introduced. This class will move a faster pace than the traditional geometry course.

Calculator requirement: TI-30XIIS

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MATHEMATICS

Algebra I - MA301

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Prerequisite: 8th grade Math will be placed in Algebra I.
Maximum number: 30

Description: This course includes the continued study of algebraic concepts from the grades K-8 curriculum and the properties of the real number system. The course will include all strands in the curriculum with the intention that the students will perceive the importance of deductive reasoning and appreciate the need for precision of its language.

Calculator Requirement: TI-30XIIS

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MATHEMATICS

Algebra II - MA302

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
Maximum number: 30

Description: This course is designed to develop greater mathematical maturity and to provide the student with the tools needed in later mathematics courses. Algebra II extends many of the ideas of Algebra I and Geometry and introduces many new topics. the classes of 2014 and beyond are required to have four years of math, including an Algebra II credit as well as taking the Algebra Ii end of year exam.

Calculator requirement:TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

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MATHEMATICS

Honors Algebra II/Trig - MA302-H

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: none
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry, Teacher Recommendation
Maximum number: 30

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. Algebra II extends many of the ideas of Algebra I and Geometry and introduces many new topics. The classes of 2014 and beyond are required to have four years of math, including an Algebra II credit. This class will move a faster pace than the traditional course.

Calculator Requirement:TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

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MATHEMATICS

Statistics and Probability - MA550

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry or teacher recommendation.

Description: The course is the beginning course for basic understanding for uses (and misuses) of data and the closely related study of probability. Students look at statistics from a descriptive viewpoint and need the ability to do algebraic manipulations. This course is a must for the many widespread uses of statistics in other disciplines in high school and post secondary.

Calculator requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator

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MATHEMATICS

Pre-Calculus - MA600

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry
Maximum number: 30

Description: This course is primarily concerned with developing the understanding of the concepts needed in calculus. Focusing on methods and applications as they apply to linear functions, polynomial functions, exponential functions, parametric equations, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and limits. Pre calculus emphasizes a multi representational approach with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.

Calculator requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator

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Math

Honors Pre-Calculus - MA600-H

Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry, Teacher Recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. This course is primarily concerned with developing the understanding of the concepts needed in calculus. Focusing on methods and applications as they apply to linear functions, polynomial functions, exponential functions,parametric equations, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and limits. Pre calculus emphasizes a multi representational approach with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Calculator requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator

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MATHEMATICS

AP Calculus - MA650-A

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: AP Exam fee - $88.00 estimated
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
Maximum number: 25

Description: This course is to prepare students for the Calculus AB exam. AP Calculus is primarily concerned with developing the understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the Calculus AB test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

Calculator requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator

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MATHEMATICS

College and Careers Math - MA850

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Maximum number: 25

Description: This fourth year math course places an emphasis on using algebraic, geometric, and statistical models of thinking for the problem solving approach used in this course.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Health - OL-HE1000

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 25

Description: Units on making decisions concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, personality, behavior, emotions, mental disorders, sports and physical fitness, infectious and chronic diseases, CPR, Sexuality and Health Careers. Information on the prevention, treatment, and cure of current health problems. Practical information to enable students to enjoy a more healthful, useful life. Body systems -- identifying parts and functions of systems, nutrition to support functions and diseases related to the systems and their prevention. This course can be retaken for credit.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Physical Education - PE100

Grade: 9 - 10
Credit: 1/4 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 25

Description: Physical activity to include team games, individual sports, and physical fitness. All of the classes will be co-educational in nature. This is a participation class. Five (5) non participations will result in failure for the semester. Medical excuses beyond 6 weeks of a 18 week course (1/3 of class), will result in an incomplete and will need to repeat the class. This course can be retaken for credit

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SCIENCE

Physical Science - SC220

Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Maximum number: 30

Description: A required class for ninth graders that delves into many aspects of the world of physical science. Students will explore concepts varying from travels of a roller coaster to sonic booms. Being a project-based class, basic art supplies are required. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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SCIENCE

Biology - SC230

Grade: 9-10
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: Physical Science
Maximum number: 28

Description: Biology is a required class for sophomores. Starting at the molecular level, this course will systematically unmask questions of cancer, global pollution and by term end, provide students with information allowing them to form their own theories on life and the origin of time. Being a project-based class, it is recommended that students have basic art supplies. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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Science

Honors Biology - SC230-H

Grade: 9-10
Credit: 1
Fee: $15
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Teacher Recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. Biology is a required class for sophomores. Starting at the molecular level, this course will systematically unmask questions of cancer, global pollution and by term end, provide students with information allowing them to form their own theories on life and the origin of time. Being a project-based class, it is recommended that students have basic art supplies. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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SCIENCE

Chemistry - SC301

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: Completion of Biology and Algebra I. Students with a strong interest in science and demonstrated proficiency in math. Passing score on Science OGT
Recommended: Grade of B or better in Biology and Algebra I or teacher recommendation.
Maximum number: 25

Description: The course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of Chemistry for college bound students. Areas of study include matter, oxidation states, predicting reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, and gas laws. Students will need a scientific calculator and basic art supplies. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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Science

Honors Chemistry - SC301-H

Grade: 10-12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, completion of Biology and Algebra I. Students with a strong interest in science and demonstrated proficiency in math.
Recommended: Grade of B or better in Biology and Algebra I or teacher recommendation.

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. The course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of Chemistry for college bound students. Areas of study include matter, oxidation states, predicting reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, and gas laws. Students will need a scientific calculator and basic art supplies. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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SCIENCE

Physics - SC302

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology
Recommended: B or better in Physical Science and Biology and successfully completed Algebra II or Geometry or with permission of instructor; students with a strong interest in science and strong math background. Students will need a scientific calculator.
Maximum number: 25

Description: General physics course emphasizing classical physics, but with an introduction to the modern concepts of Quantum mechanics. Includes a complete lab experience with quantification. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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Science

AP Chemistry - SC326-A

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: AP Test fee of aprox. $88
Prerequisite: Chemistry, AP Application
Maximum number: 20

Description: Advanced Chemistry is a class where we will explore topics such as chemical reactions, stoichiometry, organic chemistry, and many other interesting topics. The topics will be similar to that of Jr. Level chemistry but in much greater detail. Labs will be a large portion of the class, and science fair is not mandatory. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Chemistry test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

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SCIENCE

Advanced Biology - SC330

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, teacher recommendation

Description: Advanced Biology will cover topics that include: the origins and biodiversity of life through an evolutionary survey of viruses, bacteria, plants and animals, the principles of biological classification, the identification and dynamics of a biological ecosystems, designing and reporting biological research. Supporting laboratory aligns with lectures topics and includes: Examination and dissection of representative organisms to show evolutionary progression, exploration of phylogenetic concepts and analysis, visiting and evaluating local ecosystems to identify population dynamics, and the effects of pollution. Students will complete the semester by designing a group research experiment and reporting the results in an acceptable scientific format.

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SCIENCE

Advanced Biology - Dual Credit - SC330-D

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (Semester)
Fee: $10.00 (Plus, Possible Cost for Dual Credit Course)
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, teacher recommendation

Description: Advanced Biology will cover topics that include: the origins and biodiversity of life through an evolutionary survey of viruses, bacteria, plants and animals, the principles of biological classification, the identification and dynamics of a biological ecosystems, designing and reporting biological research. Supporting laboratory aligns with lectures topics and includes: Examination and dissection of representative organisms to show evolutionary progression, exploration of phylogenetic concepts and analysis, visiting and evaluating local ecosystems to identify population dynamics, and the effects of pollution. Students will complete the semester by designing a group research experiment and reporting the results in an acceptable scientific format.

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SCIENCE

Anatomy/Physiology - SC332

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $15.00
Prerequisite: Completion of physics, chemistry, or science and sustainability
Recommended: B or better in Biology and Chemistry
Maximum number: 24

Description: A systematic approach to the study of Human Anatomy and Physiology to appreciate the organization and function of the human body. Dissection is used to demonstrate the interrelationship of Anatomy/Physiology.

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SCIENCE

AP Biology - SC335-A

Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1
Fee: $25.00 + exam fee ($88.00 estimated)
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology & Chemistry
Recommended: Anatomy/Physiology/Genetics; "B" or better in Biology
Maximum number: 20

Description: AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. Topics covered include: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. The course has a large laboratory component. All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Biology test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

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SCIENCE

Science & Sustainability - SC345

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 1
Fee: $10.00
Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology
Maximum number: 25

Description: A basic reintroduction to many aspects of science. This is a required course for all students not passing the science OGT. Topics will include applied concepts in Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science. This class can be taken as a third science credit. The completion of a science fair project is mandatory.

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SCIENCE

Science, Energy, & Environment - SC998

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10.00

Description: Utilizing interdisciplinary and theme-based learning, this course examines major environmental and energy problem and evaluates possible solutions to those problems. Topics include biodiversity, human population growth, water, air, and soil pollution, and hazardous solid wastes. Emphasis is placed on cooperative learning, analytical thinking and problem-solving as students examine environmental issues. Laboratory and field experiences reinforce the basic ecological principles.

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SCIENCE

Science, Energy, & Environment - Dual Credit - SC998-D

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: $10.00 (Plus, Possible Cost for Dual Credit Course)

Description: Utilizing interdisciplinary and theme-based learning, this course examines major environmental and energy problem and evaluates possible solutions to those problems. Topics include biodiversity, human population growth, water, air, and soil pollution, and hazardous solid wastes. Emphasis is placed on cooperative learning, analytical thinking and problem-solving as students examine environmental issues. Laboratory and field experiences reinforce the basic ecological principles.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Psychology - SS121

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 25

Description: The purpose of this psychology class is to provide students with a well rounded introduction to the subject. Students will study a variety of topics, including stages of development, learning, memory, and abnormal behavior, to mention a few. This course can be retaken for credit

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Social Studies

Psychology Dual Credit - SS121-D

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: This is a dual-credit, online class. Surveys the scientific study of behavior, addressing a wide range of traditional topics including introduction and research; perception; consciousness; learning; cognition; personality; pathology/treatment; development; biological basis of behavior; social and organizational psychology. Emphasizes classical and current theory and research with selected attention to practical application.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Sociology - SS300

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Maximum number: 25

Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and methods in sociology. It surveys such issues as: culture, socialization, family, social inequality, race and ethnicity, sexism, deviance, and social change.

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Social Studies

Sociology - Dual Credit - SS300-D

Grade: 10 - 12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: This is a dual-credit, online class. Introduces the general theories of the field, and research methods. Students will examine the impact of culture, social interaction, social structure, socialization, and social institutions on social behavior.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Government/Economics - SS308

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Maximum number: 30

Description: Provide the student with a knowledge of the political ideologies of the world, a knowledge of the heritage of government of the United States and a knowledge of the institutions and political activities of the United States government at the national, state, and local levels. This course also fulfills the economics requirement.

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World Economics - SS605

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: Must be able to apply concepts to understanding the functioning of both micro-economics and macro-economics in our economy plus world economics. Personal Economics covering such areas as consumerism, budgets, banking, and insurance.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

American History - SS810

Grade: 10
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Maximum number: 30

Description: A study of American History from 1865 through the present. Events in American history are studied in relation to world events. This course provides learners with the opportunity to extend and clarify perspectives gained in previous years as they examine the issues of the twentieth century and speculate on the prospects for the twenty-first century.

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Honors American History - SS810-H

Grade: 10
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: World History, Teacher Recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. A study of American History from 1865 through the present. Events in American history are studied in relation to world events. This course provides learners with the opportunity to extend and clarify perspectives gained in previous years as they examine the issues of the Twentieth Century and speculate on the prospects for the twenty-first century.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

World History - SS890

Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Maximum number: 30

Description: This course is a survey of history from the 1750’s to the present. The students will gain an understanding of the different cultural, physical, political, and economical functions of each civilization as they relate to the total picture of western culture. This course is required for all Freshmen.

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Social Studies

Honors World History - SS890-H

Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

Description: Students in this class are expected to perform at rigorous academic levels in preparation for Advanced Placement and college-level coursework. This course is a survey of history from the 1750s to the present. The students will gain an understanding of the different cultural, physical, political, and economical functions of each civilization as they relate to the total picture of Western culture. This course is required for all Freshmen.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

AP Government and Politics: United States - SS950-A

Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Fee: AP Test Fee of aprox. $88
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, AP Application

Description: The AP United States Politics is about understanding why government and politics matter. This is an intense class that will help the students learn in-depth patterns, themes, political processes, and institutions occurring in our political system. My students will learn about policy –making and how it is implemented in our government. This course is an AP class and is designed to prepare the students to achieve higher-learning skills and prepare them for the AP Test. This course is a year long class of a 50-minute period and is open to seniors.

All students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Government test given in May at a cost of approximately $88.00. See apcentral.collegeboard.com for a complete description. If a student chooses to not take the AP test, they will not receive the 5.0 grade for this class and will instead be graded on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are available for those students who demonstrate both financial need and a true academic attempt in the course.

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Social Studies

Current Events - SS999

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: This semester course is designed to study current events and issues which effect the political, social, and economic policies of the United States. Class discussion is an integral part of the class.

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TECHNOLOGY

Multimedia and Game Design - Dual Credit - TC200-D

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: none
Maximum number: 25

Description: Students will learn to plan and make interactive computer activities. These activities include user directed presentations and video games. Students will plan interactive presentations by writing flowcharts, building rough-ups and creating navigation systems. Multi-media projects will include the use of images, animation, video, sound and custom code.

This course must be taken for dual credit. Any grade received will appear and remain on both the students' college and high school transcripts.

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Applications in Computer-Aided Design - Dual Credit - TC300-D

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 1/2 (semester)
Fee: None
Maximum number: 25

Description: Students will learn to design and draw with computer-aided drafting and design software. Student projects involve creating drawings applicable to graphics, mechanical, industrial and electronics fields.

This course must be taken for dual credit. Any grade received will appear and remain on both the students' college and high school transcripts.

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Technology

Digital Technologies - TE050

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: This course is designed to bring students to a basic level of proficiency in applying computer technologies in the educational, personal, and professional settings. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a variety of constructive technology resources and will apply these skills to a range of projects. Students will also learn about internet history, safety, social, legal, and ethical issues related to use of technology, including acceptable use and copyright. Skills will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including but not limited to, general assessments, presentations, projects, group projects and an applied comprehensive project.

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Technology

21st Century Technology - TE055

Grade: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None

Description: This course is designed to bring students to a basic level of proficiency in applying pictures, video, sound, and text (rich media) technologies in the educational, personal, and professional settings. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a variety of constructive multi-media technology resources and will apply these skills to a range of projects. Students will also learn about internet history, safety, social, legal, and ethical issues related to use of media based technologies, including acceptable use and copyright. Skills will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including but not limited to, general assessments, presentations, projects, group projects and an applied comprehensive project.

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Technology

Introduction to Computer Programming - TE200

Grade: 10-12
Credit: 0.5
Fee: None
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry
Recommended: Advanced computer skills

Description: This semester course is an introduction to computer programming and languages.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

SV / Aultman Health Partnership - x Aultman Academy x

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit: 2
Fee: None
Prerequisite: minimum GPA of 3.2, own transportation, Biology, Chemistry (currently enrolled)
Recommended: Anatomy/Physiology/Genetics (currently enrolled)
Maximum number: 2-3 (selective application process)

Description: This course is designed to prepare students academically, technically, and socially for a career in the health field. Classroom and lab activities will take place at Aultman Health Care Center in Canton. Six areas will be highlighted: nursing, lab technology, radiology, surgical assisting, occupational/physical therapy, and pharmaceuticals. Students will participate in classroom and clinical experiences daily for two periods which may extend beyond the normal school day.
A tentative schedule of a typical week follows:

Monday & Tuesday Class instruction 12:30 - 2:00
Wednesday & Thursday Clinicals 12:30 - 2:30
Friday No Class - Meet with SV Instructor
Deadline for application: April 1

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CREDIT FLEXIBILITY

Flexible Credit Option - x CREDIT FLEXIBILITY x

Grade: 9-12
Credit: Varies
Fee: None

Description: During the 2011-2012 school year flexible credit options will be available to high school students. Ohio’s plan for Credit Flexibility is designed to broaden the scope of a student’s curricular options, increase the depth of possible study for a particular subject, and allow tailoring of “learning time and/or conditions. ” Contact the school counselor’s office for further information regarding the Credit Flexibility options. Deadline to apply for Credit Flexibility during the 2011 - 2012 school year is March 17, 2011.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Canton South CTE Program - Junior - x CT101 x

Grade: 11
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Juniors attending a career tech program at Canton South.

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Canton South CTE Program - Senior - x CT102 x

Grade: 12
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Seniors attending a career tech program at Canton South.

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Perry CTE Program - Junior - x CT201 x

Grade: 11
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Juniors attending a career tech program at Perry.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Perry CTE Program - Senior - x CT202 x

Grade: 12
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Seniors attending a career tech program at Perry.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

R.G. Drage CTE Program - Junior - x CT301 x

Grade: 11
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Juniors attending a career tech program at R.G. Drage.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

R.G. Drage CTE Program - Senior - x CT302 x

Grade: 12
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: Designation for Seniors attending a career tech program at R.G. Drage.

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DUAL CREDIT ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS - FORMERLY: POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTION (PSEO)

COLLEGE CAMPUS - x DUAL CREDIT x

Grade: n/a
Credit: n/a
Fee: (Cost for Dual Credit course possible.)

Description: If you are a high school student, the Dual Credit program provides you with an opportunity to take classes at community and technical colleges, as well as state and private colleges and universities. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wider variety of options to high school students. You must apply for the program by March 1 to participate during the following academic year. Admission to the program is at the discretion of the post-secondary institution to which the student applies. Students/parents should contact a School Counselor for details. An INFORMATION NIGHT is held at Sandy Valley High School each year in January/February.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

- x High School of Business x

Grade: 9 - 12
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: What is the purpose of the High School Of Business™ program?
To prepare high school students to excel in college business administration programs.

Did you know that more high school grads major in business than any other college major? Through High School of Business™, students work to solve real business projects and problems, much as they will in college and at work. Its challenging work, but the hands-on creativity required to complete the projects makes it fun, too.

Who should enroll? The High School of Business™ program will benefit a variety of students. This includes students who have one or more of the following attributes:

How does it work? Students take approximately one course per semester, beginning with an introduction to business. The program continues with courses in various business functions concluding with the capstone course, Business Strategies, that requires implementation of the principles addressed throughout the High School of Business™ program.

The following chart shows the program and course sequence.

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Grade 9 Leadership Wealth Management
Grade 10 Principles of Business Business Economics
Grade 11 Principles of Marketing Principles of Finance
Grade 12 Principles of Management Business Strategies

Required courses are in bold italics.

Suggested pre-requisite skills and knowledge The High School of Business™ program does not require any program pre-requisites. Keep in mind; however, that due to the rigor and accelerated pace of High School of Business™, your school may choose to designate certain pre-admissions criteria. In addition, the following have been found to be helpful to students who enroll in the program.



Browse through this website for more information.

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Freshmen Cardinal Time - x INT309 x

Grade: 9
Credit: 0
Fee: None

Description: This is a time that is built-in for all students to have access to intervention and enrichment opportunities.

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Sophomore Cardinal Time - x INT310 x

Grade: 10
Credit: 0
Fee: None

Description: This is a time that is built-in for all students to have access to intervention and enrichment opportunities.

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Junior Cardinal Time - x INT311 x

Grade: 11
Credit: 0
Fee: None

Description: This is a time that is built-in for all students to have access to intervention and enrichment opportunities.

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Senior Cardinal Time - x INT312 x

Grade: 12
Credit: 0
Fee: None

Description: This is a time that is built-in for all students to have access to intervention and enrichment opportunities.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

- x Physical Education Waiver (PEW) x

Grade:
Credit:
Fee: None

Description: The Sandy Valley Board of Education has adopted a policy to excuse high school students from the physical education requirement if they have participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading for at least two full seasons. If a student chooses to use this waiver, they will not be required to complete any physical education course as a condition to graduate. The waiver does not count as credit, so students will need to substitute the 0.5 physical education credit with other coursework to have the 21 total credits required to graduate. Students cannot mix and match Physical Education and athletics to waive the graduation requirement. For example, one season of a sport and a quarter credit of Physical Education (semester or summer gym) do not meet requirements. A student must have EITHER 0.5 credit of Physical Education OR two full seasons of athletics, marching band or cheerleading to meet the graduation requirement. This does not need to be completed in one year. For example, a student can participate in wrestling this year and next year to get the two full seasons. Completion of a full season will be verified by each coach/director. Quitting or lack of regular participation may disqualify a student from a full season. If a season is disqualified due to quitting or lack of participation, then the student will need to either complete an additional season (to get to the required two full seasons) or consider taking 0.5 credits of physical education. Students choosing to use the physical education waiver will need to fill out a waiver form (located in the Guidance Office). Eligible school-sponsored activities include: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Cheerleading (Fall and Winter), Marching Band, Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Bowling, Baseball, Softball, and Track.

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

- x South Stark Career Academy x

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit:
Fee: Varies, depending on program
Prerequisite: Must complete an SSCA Application and be accepted into the program.

Description: CANTON SOUTH PROGRAMS Automotive Technologies, Culinary Arts, Information Systems, Programming/Gaming, Sports Medicine, Metal Fabrication, Project Lead the Way: Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Graphic and Visual Design PERRY PROGRAMS Building Construction Technologies, Medical Tech Prep, Teacher Academy, Cosmetology, Diversified Health Occupations

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CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Stark County Tech Prep Consortium (A Partnership among Stark County public school districts, Stark State College of Technology, labor, local business and industries.) - x Stark County Tech Prep x

Grade: 11 - 12
Credit:
Fee: Varies, depending on program

Description: The Tech Prep programs, through a cooperative relationship with the public school systems of Stark County and Stark State College of Technology focus on educational and career preparation for high school students. The programs are very similar to a college prep program but also include occupational training. After completion of a strong academic and technical program in high school, the Tech Prep students will be prepared to continue their education at a two year college, enter full time employment, enter a business sponsored training program, or pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four year college. The Tech Prep programs integrate academic and occupational subjects through a four year program beginning in the junior year of high school and continuing through at least two years of post secondary education. Students from all consortium high schools are eligible to apply for admission to these programs on a tuition free basis. In some cases, it is possible to schedule some academic classes at the home school. In other cases, however, students will need to spend the entire school day at the tech prep school. The programs are housed at various high schools throughout Stark County.

Sandy Valley Local does not transport students to these schools. Transportation is the responsibility of the student/parent. Loss of transportation during the school year may result in loss of credits toward graduation requirements and difficulty in scheduling classes at the home school. If you have any interest in the following programs, contact your counselor.

For more information about available programs, please visit the Stark County College Tech Prep Consortium website:
http://www.starkcountytechprep.org/tp_catalog.htm

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