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February 05, 2013

Course Descriptions

March 12, 2018

ACE101 Study Skills
260300

ACE101     

Course Name:  Math/Reading Resource     
Credits:  To be determined by IEP       

Offered to:  Grades 7-12 identified students         
Pre-Requisites:  MDT

 

 This class focuses on the skills necessary for academic success while offering specially-designed instruction based on each student’s annual goals and objectives from his/her IEP.  With assistance and/or specially-designed instruction, students may work on assignments from regular academic classes.   Life skills such as attendance, punctuality, organization, responsibility, attitude, and effort will be reinforced. Instruction is provided to improve a variety of study skills such as time management, goal-setting, self-monitoring, communication, note-taking, test-taking, textbook usage, and editing. Students also may be provided guidance in career exploration and planning. Instruction may occur within the regular classroom or in an alternate setting. Course content varies according to individual student needs.

 

ACE151 Math, Life Skills
191115

ACE151   

Course Name:  Life Skills Math    
Credits: To be determined by IEP  

Offered to:  Grades 7-12 Identified Students       
Pre-Requisites: MDT

 

Students will learn math skills necessary for independent living. This includes a focus on using money, sorting, patterns, basic computational math skills, time management skills, using a calculator, and problem solving.  The specific skills areas addressed are determined by the needs of the individual student.

 

ACE176 Reading, Corrective
190515

ACE176    

Course Name:  Corrective Reading    
Credits:  To be determined by IEP   

Offered to: Grades 7-12 Identified Students   
Pre-Requisites: MDT

 

The Corrective Reading Series is designed to accommodate the full range of problem readers, but focuses primarily on those readers in grades 3-12.   Students may be deficient in decoding skills, comprehension skills, or both.  A placement test is given to help indicate whether the individual student needs work in decoding, comprehension or both.  Students will then work through different levels within their area of need until they are able to complete each level.

 

ACE203 Job Training
320700

 ACE203     

Course Name:  Job Training      
Credits:   To be determined by IEP         

Offered to:  Grades 7-12 identified students         
Pre-Requisites:  MDT

 

Job Training is a course designed for students with disabilities in order to meet their unique needs and to prepare them for employment and independent living beyond high school.  The intention of Job Training is to ensure that students gain the skills and competencies needed to achieve his or her desired post-school goals.  Job Training is part of an effective transition plan for our students that require special job skills prior to exiting our school.  Disabled students that are preparing for post-school employment and independent living are given the opportunity to work under a contract with a business in the community.  Some students require a job coach, supplied by the school, to attend work with them.  The students are rated on their performance by the employer and job coach.  Some rated traits include:  ability to follow directions, flexibility, self-confidence, courtesy, and punctuality.  

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AG100 8th Grade-Intro to Agriculture (State Name: Middle School Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems – 011012)

                   
AG100

Credits: N/A - Required Course

Offered to:  Grade 8

Course Length:  100 Minutes / 6 Weeks

Required Course - None

 

8th Grade Introduction to Agriculture

The introductory course for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster provides a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the industry. Learners will be exposed to a broad range of agriculture, food and natural resources careers, cluster foundation knowledge and skills, introduction to leadership development, the FFA organization and career exploration. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

 

AG150 Plant Biology – (State Name: Plant  Biology – 011016)

AG 150

Credits:5

Offered to: Grade 10 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Environmental & Ag. Sciences

Course Length: 50 Minutes / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 011016

Plant Biology

This course covers the biology of plants grown for food, feed, fiber, fuel and fun. Students will learn about plant life cycles in managed and natural ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Students will also discover the mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.

 

AG160 Animal Biology – (State Name: Animal Biology – 011004)

AG 160

Credits:5
Offered to: Grade 10 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Environmental & Ag. Sciences

Course Length: 50 Minutes / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 011004

 Animal Biology

A course focusing on the basic scientific principles and processes that are involved in animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal systems career. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, career opportunities and animal evaluation. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Large Animal Management – (State Name: Large Animal Management – 011005)

AG 170

Credits:5
Offered to: Grades 10 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Environmental & Ag. Sciences and Animal Science

Course Length: 50 Minutes /  Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 011005

Large Animal Management

This course includes advanced scientific principles and communication skills that build on the knowledge and skills learned in Animal Science. Topics include animal waste management, animal science economics, decision making, global concerns in the industry, genetics, and breeding. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. 

 

 

AG201 Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems – (State Name: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems – 011000)

AG 201

Credits: 10

Offered to:  Grade 9 or first Year Ag Students

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Length: 100 Minutes /  Semester
Elective Course

NDE Course Code: 011000

Intro to Ag:

The introductory course for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster provides a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the industry. Learners will be exposed to a broad range of agriculture, food and natural resources careers, cluster foundation knowledge and skills, introduction to leadership development, the FFA organization and career exploration. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agribusiness – (State Name – Agribusiness – 011009)

AG 402

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 11 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Course Length: 50 Minutes / 9 weeks

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 011009 

Agribusiness

This course covers skills necessary for entry into employment or furthering education in an agricultural business. The course includes the study of business organizations, business structures, job responsibilities, job applications and interviewing, human relations, marketing, selling, displaying, using business machines, management and entrepreneurship skills. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Welding- (State Name – Welding 016004)

AG75

Credits:5
Offered to: Grades 10 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Course Length: 100 Minutes / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 016004


Welding

This course provides an in-depth study of metals and fabrication with metal products. It also provides the opportunity to explore the careers in agricultural metal fabrication. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Power, Structural and Technical System Foundations – (State Name - Power, Structural and Technical System Foundations – 016000)

AG 4404

Credits:5
Offered to: Grades 10 – 12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Course Length: 100 Minutes / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 016000


Power, Structural and Technical System Foundations

This course introduces selected major areas of agricultural mechanics technology including small engine operation and repair, metal fabrication, woodworking, and electrical wiring. Learning activities include basic understanding, skill development and problem-solving. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Metals and Fabrication – State Name – Metals and Fabrication – 016005)        

AG 4404

Credits:5

Offered to: 10 – 12 Grade

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems & WELDING

Course Length: 100 Minutes / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 016005

Metals and Fabrication

This course provides an indepth study of metals and fabrication with metal products. It also provides the opportunity to explore the careers in agricultural metal fabrication. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. 

 

 

Leadership and Ethics in Agriculture – (State Name: Leadership and Ethics in Agriculture – 017000)

AG 449

Credits: 5
Offered to:  Grades 9 – 12

Pre-Requisites:  Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Course Length:  50 Min. / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code 017000

Leadership and Ethics in Agriculture

Instruction provided in a semester long leadership, human resource development, or related careers course includes leadership in a community, leadership concepts/applications, characteristics of an effective leader, characteristics of an effective manager, and a related practicum demonstrating contribution to society. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. 

 

Natural Resources – (State Name – Natural Resources – 013000)

AG327

Credits: 5

Offered to:  Grades 9 – 12

Pre-Requisites:  Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

 

Course Length:  50 Min. / Semester
 

Elective Course

 

NDE: Course Code: 013000

Natural Resources

A course that provides an opportunity for students to increase awareness of the close ties among living organisms as well as natural and environmental concerns with the interrelationships of living organisms and the world around us. Students are exposed to careers related to natural resources systems. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.  

 

Wildlife Management - (State Name- Wildlife Management – 013001)

AG310           

Credits: 5

Offered to:  Grades 9 – 12

Pre-Requisites:  Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Course Length:  50 Min. / Semester

Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 013001

Wildlife Management

This course has an emphasis on the conservation of natural resources including outdoor recreation topics and provides students with the opportunity to understand and appreciate the importance of maintaining the land and ecological systems that enable non-domesticated animals to thrive. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities 

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ART 1811 Art Junior High I
020800

ART1811

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 7

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 50 Minutes/6 weeks

Required Course

 

7th Grade Art
The seventh grade art class will develop drawing, painting, and sculpting skills that coincide with the basic elements of design they will be studying.  The focus of this course is learning about all different forms of art around the world and creating an appreciation of other cultures and their traditions. They will use writing and verbal skills to express knowledge of all different types of art and become aware of art all around the world.

 

ART1811 Art - Junior High II
020801

ART1811

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 8

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 50 Minutes/6 weeks

Required Course

 

8th Grade Art
The eighth grade art class will use the elements of art as they study using skills and techniques with various art mediums.  Their artwork, including drawing, painting, and sculpture in various media will be a part of this study. The focus of this course is learning about art movements within all different forms of art in the world and creating an appreciation of other cultures and their traditions. They will use their writing and verbal skills to express their knowledge of art and artists as they continue learning the process of evaluating art.

 

ART200 Art, Introduction
020100

ART200

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 100 Minutes/Semester

Elective Course

        

Introduction to Art
Introduction to Art is an art history based class and a pre-requisite to all other high school art classes.  Students will increase their skill levels and creativity in various media as they study art history and the elements of art. The primary artwork created will be drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed media.  They will learn to evaluate their own artwork and the artwork of others. The course relates art to the individual student, culture, history, and to other curricular areas.

ART II-2D 020200

0200

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Art

Course Length: 100 Minutes/Semester 

Elective Course

 

Art II, 2D


Students will focus on learning and implementing the principles of design, as they increase their skill level and creativity in the creation of two-dimensional artworks of various media.  The primary artwork they will create will be drawing, painting, mixed media, and printmaking. The students will develop an understanding of artwork in relation to history and culture.  Writing and verbal skills will be used to express knowledge of art and artists, and in the evaluation of art.

  

ARTIII-3D 020300

0200

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Art

Course Length: 100 Minutes/Semester

Elective Course

 

Art III, 3D 
Sculpture will be taught for 100 minutes for each class per semester.  Students will focus on learning and implementing the principles of design, as they increase their skill level and creativity in the creation of three-dimensional artworks of various media. The primary artwork they will create will be ceramics, recycled sculptures, stained glass, and assemblage sculptures. The students will develop an understanding of sculpture in relation to history and culture.  Writing and verbal skills will be used to express knowledge of art and artists, and in the evaluation of art.

 

Art 0200-Applied Design
ART OTHER 029930

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Art

Course Length: 50 Minutes/Semester 

Elective Course

 

Applied Design 
This class will explore unique forms and mediums of art concentrated on serving an aesthetic and realistic or career purpose. Students will use the elements of art to implement into the fundamental principles of design, while working with a variety of mediums. The primary artwork they will create will be stained glass, ceramics, recycled art, and fibers. They will learn the history and artists behind these various medias. They will use their writing and verbal skills to express knowledge of art and artists, and in evaluation of artwork.

ART 200 Art IV-Senior Seminar

20400

 

Art 200

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Art, 2D, and 3D

Course Length: 50 Minutes/Semester 

Elective Course

Senior Independent Seminar
The student is the primary motivator of the content and projects in this class. The student is expected to stay on task and focused on creating a goal-oriented body of work. The student will be the one that chooses the mediums to work with along with the subject matter of their art. The student will be in charge of exploring and gaining knowledge of artists that pertain to their body of art. They will use written and verbal skills to evaluate artwork, including their own.

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BAN150 7-12 Instrumental Music- BAN150

Credits:  5.0 for high school students

Offered to: Grade 7-12                                                                                                               

Pre-Requisites:  Elementary Band or Instructor Permission

Course Length:  Half Block

Elective Course

 

7-12 Instrumental Music
120500

High School Band is a performance based class.  Rehearsals are designed to teach students advanced musical technique, music theory, history, musicality and marching.  Members are required to perform at many school and out-of-school activities including football games, basketball games, concerts, conference contest and district music contest. Music will be chosen based on educational value as well as general musical appeal.

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BIO102 Science-Junior High II
130802

BIO102

Credits: NA
Offered to:  Grade 8                             

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 100 minutes-Semester                       
Required Course


Science-Junior High II

Science-Junior High II is a lecture/lab class.  The livings things around us serve as the subjects of study for this course, including ecology, cell life and structure, life processes, classification, genetics, and organisms.  This course is designed to acquaint students with living things, what defines life, and what are living things from the smallest to the largest. It teaches the structure of cells which includes cell parts, function and processes, and function of all living things. It also teaches how living things relate to each other, their environment, and non-living things. Finally, it teaches heredity, genetics, the history of the earth, mature cycles that support life, ecosystems, and ecology.

 

BIO200 Biology I
130201

Instructor: Donner

Credits 10
Offered to: 10  

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: Full Block
Required Course/option: Plant & Animal Science I & II

Biology I

Biology I is a lecture/lab class.  This course is designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes.  The topics include cell structure and function, reproduction, energy transformation, genetics, select organ systems, ecology, and the evolution and adaptation and behavior of organisms.  This class is primarily for students in tenth grade although eleventh and twelfth if needed.

 

BIO300 Biology II
130202 

Credits: 10
Offered to: 11-12

Pre- Requisites: C or > Gen. Biol.         

Course Length: Full Block
Elective Course

Biology II

Biology II is primarily a lab class.  This biology course entails the study of:  anatomy through dissection.  This course presents the human body and biological systems.  In order to understand the structure of the human body and its functions, students learn anatomical terminology, explore functional systems such as the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, urinary systems.

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BUS101 Computer Applications

033422

BUS 101                                 

Credits: NA                                                                            

Pre- Requisites: None                         

Offered to: Grade 7                                                                              

Course Length: 100 minutes/6 weeks

Required course

Computer Applications (033422)

Keyboarding is identified as a foundation knowledge and skill area for all students regardless of their

career interest. This middle-level course is designed for students to learn touch typing techniques and

proper keystroking while continuing to develop composition and proofreading skills as well as speed and

accuracy. Digital Citizenship will be emphasized and taught through the use of the program EverFi –

Ignition. To learn more about ChromeBooks, students will utilize Google Mail, Drive, Docs, Collaboration,

Sheets, Slides, Drawing, and Calendar.  

 

BUS102 Keyboarding Applications

033501

BUS 102                                                 

Credits: NA                                                                            

Pre- Requisites: None                        

Offered to: Grade 8                                                                              

Course Length: 50 minutes/6 weeks

Required course

 Keyboarding Applications (033501)

Keyboarding is identified as a foundation knowledge and skill area for all students regardless of their

career interest. This middle-level course is designed for students to learn touch typing techniques and

proper keystroking while continuing to develop composition and proofreading skills as well as speed and

accuracy. Students will demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in document formatting (letters, reports,

and tables). Students will demonstrate acceptable ethical and social behavior while developing

keyboarding skills. 

 

BUS201 Accounting 
030300

BUS 201
Credits: 10

Pre- Requisites: None                         
Offered to: Grades 10-12

Course Length: 100 minutes/Semester
Elective Course

Accounting (030300)
This course covers sole proprietorship accounting principles involved in the preparation and maintenance of financial records concerned with business management and operations. It is a comprehensive introduction to basic accounting. Activities include journalizing transactions, posting to a general ledger, checkbooks and reconciliation, preparing a work sheet, income statements, balance sheets, adjusting and closing entries. An introduction to corporations will be included. Activities include journalizing, posting to subsidiary ledgers, preparing payroll records, and payroll accounting taxes, and reports.

 

BUS202 Journalism I
050401

BUS 202
Credits: 10                                             

Pre- Requisites: Keyboarding and C or > in English        
Offered to:  Grades 10-12    

Course Length: 50 minutes/Semester
Elective Course

Journalism (050401)

This course introduces students to the concept of newsworthiness and press responsibility; develops students' skills in writing and editing stories, headlines, and captions; and teaches students the basis of production design, layout, and printing of a publication.  Emphasis is placed on designing the school yearbook.  Students utilize the computer to complete individual yearbook pages. Students practice photography skills by attending school events and taking pictures. 

 

 

BUS500 Intro to Business, Market & Mgmt.
032300

BUS 500
Credits: 5                                               

Pre- Requisites: None             
Offered to: Grades 10-12  (Biennial Course)

Course Length: 50 minutes/Semester
Elective Course

Introduction to Business, Marketing & Management (032300)

This course is designed as an introductory overview of the Business, Marketing and Management Career Field. Units of study include economic systems, forms of business ownership, management, marketing, and accounting.

 

Personal Finance
033000

BUS 500

Credits:  5                                              

Pre-Requisites:  None
Offered to:  Grades 10-12    

Course Length:  50 minutes/Semester

Required course

 

Personal Finance (033000)

The goal of personal finance is to help students become financially responsible, conscientious members of society. This course develops student understanding and skills in money management; budgeting; financial goal attainment; use of credit; insurance; investments; and consumer rights and responsibilities.

 

BUS501 Entrepreneurship
032370

BUS 501
Credits: 5                                               

Pre-Requisites: None
Offered to:  Grades 10-12  (Biennial Course) 

Course Length:  50 minutes/Semester
Elective Course

 Entrepreneurship (032370)

The purpose of this course is to build skills exposing youth to the world of small business as a viable career option. The students will experience challenging educational activities and will develop insight to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will learn what an entrepreneur is and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Students will develop a business idea and work on components of the business plan to create that business. At the end of the course, the student will have a completed business plan. The student will then evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

 

COM100 Information Tech Applications I
270501                

COM 100
Credits: 10                                                                             

Pre- Requisites: Keyboarding             
Offered to:  Grades 9-12                                      

Course Length:  100 minutes/Quarter
Required course


Information Technology Applications I (270501)

Information technology applications are designed to give instruction in an integrated software package such as Microsoft Office. Areas of focus include word processing and spreadsheet. Students will learn how integrated software can be used in personal, academic, and career settings to help complete routine tasks with improved efficiency and productivity. Business communications will also be emphasized. 

COM102 Information Tech Applications II
270502               

COM 102
Credits: 10                                                                             

Pre- Requisites: Keyboarding             
Offered to:  Grades 9-12                                      

Course Length:  100 minutes/Quarter
Required course


Information Technology Applications II (270502)

Information technology applications are designed to give instruction in an integrated software package such as Microsoft Office. Areas of focus include database and presentation software. Students will learn how integrated software can be used in personal, academic, and career settings to help complete routine tasks with improved efficiency and productivity. Business communications will also be emphasized. 

MIS601 Desktop Publishing
039930

MIS 601
Credits: NA

Pre- Requisites: None                         
Offered to:Grades 7-8

Course Length: 50 minutes/6 weeks
Required course

Desktop Publishing (039930)

Students use a combination of art and keyboarding skills to create a book.  Students research a given topic and use The Write Tools to compose copy for their book.  Copy is then keyed into the computer and placed in the layout for the book.  Students use desktop publishing to create a double page spread for their book.  Students will illustrate the subject using various mediums.  The student-created subject will then be scanned into the computer and placed on the double page spread with the copy.  Pages are then printed in color and hand bound together to create a book.

 

COM301 Programming I
270401

COM 301               

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12       

Pre- Requisites: NA              

Course Length: 50 minute, Half Year
Elective Course

 

Programming I

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer programing using the Visual Basic programming language.

 

COM305 Web Design & Development
270604

COM 305               

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 9-12       

Pre- Requisites: NA              

Course Length: 50 minute, Half Year
Elective Course

 

Web Design and Development

This course is designed to teach students webpage design and development.  Students will become familiar with basic HTML and Java commands, and will also learn to use web editing programs. Students will be responsible for designing and maintaining the school web page.

 

COM275 Robotics
103194         

COM 275
Credits: 5.0                                                                             

Pre- Requisites: 
Offered to:  Grades 9-12                                      

Course Length:  ½ block
Elective course

ROBOTICS

Introduction of Robotics (IR) is designed to explore the current and future use of automation technology in industry and everyday use. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of robotic systems and the subsystems that comprise them while engaging with a robotics platform.

 

COM255 Digital Media
270602              

COM 255
Credits: 2.5                                                                             

Pre- Requisites: Must be taken with Digital Design        
Offered to:  Grades 9-12                                      

Course Length:  9 weeks
Elective course

DIGITAL MEDIA

Students will create, design and produce digital media including sound, video, graphics, text, and animation. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management and web processes.

 

COM265 Digital Design
270611              

COM 265
Credits: 2.5                                                                             

Pre- Requisites: Must be taken with Digital Media        
Offered to:  Grades 9-12                                      

Course Length:  9 weeks
Elective course

DIGITAL DESIGN

270611

This course will introduce students to the technical tools and processes used in digital design. Students will be introduced to the design process model which includes typography, color, and imagery. In addition, design software will be utilized to create graphics, animation, web pages, and video. Students will demonstrate proper use of fair use guidelines. Career opportunities in digital design will be explored.

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CON150-ENGAGE! Career Exploration and Readiness
320300


Offered to: Grades 7 - 8

Course Length: Full Block for One Semester
Elective Course

NDE: Course Code: 320300


Career Education Foundational and Specialty

This course is a project based course designed to help middle school students explore career options using the Nebraska Career Education Model and understand the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards.  The course is organized by three themes – Making it My Choice, A World of Options, and Charting a Direction.  Students will define career clusters and pathways, describe examples of career readiness, utilize self-assessments to better understand interests, establish a career portfolio and create a personal learning plan to provide direction to high school and post-high school activities. 

 

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ENG101 Language Arts - Junior High I
050802

ENG101                 

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 7                                              

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 50 minutes, Full Year                                                

Required Course

 

Language Arts—Junior High I
Language Arts—Junior High I is composed of reading, grammar,  written and oral communication, study and library skills, vocabulary, and spelling.  Reading includes assigned novels, short stories, poetry and plays, as well as independent reading in preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment.  Written communication involves following the Write Tools/Six Traits of Writing format, which includes learning single and multiple paragraph composition strategies. Oral communication entails speaking and listening strategies.  Students learn study skills strategies and library skills that acquaint them with resources and technology available in our library. 

 

ENG102 Language Arts - Junior High II
050803

ENG102                                 

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 8                                                              

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 50 minutes, Full Year                                

Required Course

Language Arts—Junior High II
Language Arts—Junior High II is composed of vocabulary, literature, public speaking, grammar, research, and composition.  Reading includes the study of mythology, assigned novels, short stories, poetry, and plays, as well as independent reading in preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment.  Study of composition follows the Write Tools/Six Traits of Writing format and focuses on grammar, punctuation and usage, as well as single and multiple paragraph development, short essays, and creative writing in preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment.  Oral communication includes oral interpretation of prose and poetry as well as informative speaking and listening strategies. Good study skills are emphasized.

 

ENG201 English I
050021

ENG201                                 

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grade 9                              

Pre-Requisite: Language Arts—Junior High II
Course Length: 100 minutes, Semester              

Required Course

 

English I
In English 9 students practice reading through assigned literature and outside reading for book reports.  Students also practice oral speaking and interpretation with performances and are required to practice study skills.  Students will have to memorize the Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes.  The students learn and understand the meaning of literature as it relates to life.  They write in journals, write sentences, paragraphs, and essays on exams.

 

ENG300 English II
050022

ENG300                                                 

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grade 10                            

Pre-Requisite: English I

Course Length: 100 minutes, Semester                              

Required Course

English II
At the beginning of the course students develop their speaking ability through study and analysis based on great speeches.  Students continue writing in journals, essays, The Lively Art of Writing, and practice correct usage and punctuation of a sentence.  Students examine poetry in detail, focus on rhythm, rhyme, figures of speech, types of poetry, meaning and symbolism, and review literary terms.  Finally, the students develop an appreciation and understanding of good literature through assigned and outside reading

 

ENG400 English III
050023

English III (English 400)                                      

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grade 11                            

Pre-Requisite: English II

Course Length: 50 minutes, Full Year                

Required Course

 

English III
English III is composed of literature, grammar, written and oral communication, vocabulary, and research. Reading includes the study of American literature, assigned novels, short stories, poetry, and plays, as well as independent reading in preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment and ACT. Composition includes the Write Tools/Six Traits of Writing format which reviews and enhances the mechanics of writing as well as multiple paragraph development, essays, creative writing, and persuasive writing in preparation for the Nebraska State Assessment and ACT.  Students practice oral communication skills with oral reading and class presentations. Good listening and study skills are emphasized.

 

ENG500 English IV
050024

English IV (English 500)                                     

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grade 12                                            

Pre-Requisite: English III

Course Length: 100 minutes, Semester                              

Required Course

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HPE101 7th Grade Health & PE
080100

HPE101 

Credits:  NA
Offered to: Grade 7                                                                              

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Length: 100 minutes-Semester                          

Required course                                                               


 7th Grade Health and P.E   

The students will have an understanding of good health and having healthy bodies both physically, mentally, and emotionally.  They will practice decision-making skills, learn to set long and short term goals, the importance of good self-esteem, and have an understanding of all body systems.  The students will have knowledge of managing stress, healthy relationships, teens and drug use.  The students will have an understanding of plyometrics and how they work as well as their promotion of coordination, agility, strength and muscle endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and reaction time skills.
     The students will learn how to perform the dynamic warm up and have an understanding of the importance of the dynamic warm up versus static stretching.  Students will have an understanding of the core strengthening routine and how important it is in preventing injuries.  The core strengthening routine will increase agility, flexibility, coordination, strength and core strength (lower back and abdominal muscle strength).
     Students will have an understanding of the new food pyramid and how to apply healthy eating habits to their own life style.  Student will also have knowledge of drugs and the misuse of drugs in our society.  We will also cover leisure and life time sports.  The students will learn about personal hygiene, have guest speakers, and cover other miscellaneous topics related to health.

 

HPE102 8th Grade Health & PE
080100

 HPE102                                 

Credits:  NA
Offered to: Grade 8                                                                                                

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 100 minutes-Semester                                          

Required Course                                                                  

 

8th Grade Health and PE
The 8th Grade Health and Physical Education students will review and incorporate the curriculum of the 7th grade Health and Physical Education Course.  Students will develop the knowledge, fitness levels, motor skills and personal and social skills to obtain the ultimate goal of a lifetime of physical activity and health. The students will learn the benefits of a weight lifting program and use a computer to access their weight-lifting charts.  They will learn the skills involved in working on group projects, individual work or partner work. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting product and services. They also will have the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors to reduce health risks.

 

HPE200 9th Grade Health & PE
080107

HPE200 

Credits:  10
Offered to: Grade 9                                                            

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Length: 100 minutes-Semester                             
Required Course                                                       


9th Grade Health and PE

The 9th Grade Health and Physical Education Class will review and incorporate the curriculum of the beginning 7th grade course as well as the weight program and lifting of the 8th grade curriculum.  The students will be able to perform conscious choking & unconscious choking, rescue breathing, and CPR procedures on the baby, child and adult Annie's.  Students will have understanding and knowledge to use AED on child and adult Annie’s. Students will also have knowledge of how to control bleeding, care for different types of wounds, identify and care for frostbite, stroke, shock, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and burns.

 

HPE300 10th Health
080107

HPE300 

Credits:  10
Offered to: Grade 10                                                         

Pre-Requisites:  9th PE/Health                       
Course Length 100 minutes-Semester

Required Course

                                                     
10th Grade Health and PE

The 10th grade students in Health and Physical Education will review and incorporate the principles of the beginning 7th grade curriculum and the weight lifting program, computer programs of nutrition and health from the 8th grade curriculum and the health of the 9th grade curriculum. They will also have instruction in reproductive anatomy and physiology, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, parenting, male and female gender roles, and relationships.  Students will demonstrate the understanding of life changes that go with parenting by using the Real Care Baby. Students will learn about health and their wellness, nutrition, fitness for life, diseases and disorders as well as adolescence, adulthood, and family life.

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IT101 7th Exploring STS
100707

IT 101

Credits: NA                                                            

Pre-requisites: None

Offered to: Grade 7                                              

Course Length: 100 Minutes, 6 weeks

Exploratory Course

 

Seventh Grade Exploratory

Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills by identifying the relationship between available resources and requirements of a project/problem to accomplish realistic planning.   Communications industry Graphics: drafting, Isometric and Oblique drawing.  Production industry Construction: beginning cabinetry. Manufacturing: mass production, custom.

 

IT102 8th Grade Exploring STS

100708

IT 102

Credits: NA                                                            

Pre-requisites: None

Offered to: Grade 8                                              

Course Length: 100 Minutes, 6 weeks

Exploratory Course

 

Eighth Grade Exploratory

Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills by identifying the relationship between available resources and requirements of a project/problem to accomplish realistic planning.   

Transportation: Aerospace, Land, Water.  Power and Energy: Fossil fuels: renewable, Alternative: gravitational, geothermal, and nuclear.

 

IT201 Cabinet Construction
101920

IT 201

Credits: 10                                                             

Pre-requisites: None

Offered to: Grades 9-12

Course Length: 100 Minutes Semester Course

Elective Course                                    

 

Principles of Design and Pre-construction (Cabinetry and Manufacturing)

This course provides an overview of processes used in design and pre-construction.  Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills by identifying the relationship between available resources and requirements of a project/problem to accomplish realistic planning.  Computer-aided drafting/design (CADD) may be used.

 

IT202 Intro to ITE
100100 

IT 202

Short Name: INBUILTENV

 

Credits: 10

Pre-requisites: None

Offered to: Grades 9-12

Course Length: 100 Minutes Semester Course

Elective Course                                    

 

Introduction to the Built Environment (Industrial Tech.)

A core course for the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster which will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the industry.  Learners will be exposed to a broad range of architecture and construction careers and cluster foundation knowledge and skills.

 

IT203 Building Construction

101921

IT 203

Credits: 10

Pre-requisites: Principles of Design and Pre-construction

Offered to: Grades 10-12

Course Length: 100 Minutes Semester Course

 Elective Course

                                               

Applications in Design and Pre-construction (Construction Electricity)       

Students will develop skills that relate to design and pre-construction.  Course content will include steps for managing project assignments in a timely manner and development of skills for working as individuals and as team members to accomplish assignments.  Students will complete a capstone project that utilizes the knowledge and skills learned in the design and pre-construction pathway.  Computer-aided drafting/design (CADD) may be used.

 

IT204 Draft/CADD

100140

IT204

Credits: 10

Pre-requisites: Geometry

Offered to: Grades 10-12

Course Length: 100 Minutes Semester Course

Elective Course

                                               

The Language of Mechanical Drafting and CADD (Drafting /CADD)

This course builds the skills necessary to understand what is being communicated through drawings and documents, and in turn, convey ideas, duties, and tasks to others in a form representing the industry.  Students will use and follow industry specific verbal and visual skills to accomplish workplace/jobsite communications.  Computer-aided drafting/design (CADD) will be used.

 

IT301 Application in Design Solidworks
100141

IT 301

Credits: 10

Pre-requisites: The Language of Mechanical Drafting and CADD

Offered to: 10-12

Course Length: 100 Minutes Semester Course

Elective Course                                    

 

Introductions to Architecture Technology (Architecture)

Students will integrate structural systems, environmental systems, safety systems, building envelope systems, and building service systems to design modern buildings.  Students will review traditional project phases and various roles within them to plan for and implement phases within a project.  Students will develop preliminary drawings and computer-generated plans that will be used in design and pre-construction.  Computer-Aided Drafting/Design will be used.

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LAN100 World Language I
069930

LNG 100

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 7

Pre-Requisites: None           

Course Length: 100 minutes, six weeks
Exploratory Course

 

7th Grade Spanish
7th grade Spanish is an exploratory class which lasts six weeks.  It introduces students to Spanish in preparation for Spanish I or basic usage.  Target language will be used as much as possible.  The curriculum will include the alphabet, numbers to one million, days of the week, months of the year, basic greetings, and verbs in present tense, clothes, classroom objects and sports.  Spanish culture is interspersed throughout.

 

LAN102 World Language II
069931

LNG 102

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grade 8 Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 100 minutes, six weeks
Exploratory Course

8th Grade Spanish
8th grade Spanish is an exploratory class which lasts six weeks.  It introduces students to Spanish in preparation for Spanish I or basic usage.  Target language will be used as much as possible.  The curriculum will include a review of 7th grade and verbs in past tense (Preterit), foods, animals, forms of transportation and classroom objects.  Spanish culture is interspersed throughout.

LAN200 World Language - Spanish I
060241

LNG 200

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: C or > in English

Course Length: 100 minutes, semester
Elective Course

Spanish I
Students can expect to hear and use the Spanish language extensively.  Students can expect to have a working knowledge of Spanish verbs in the present tense, one form of the future, present progressive and one of the past tenses.  Also a large vocabulary of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and other parts of speech will be taught.  The methods used will be lecture, practice, (both oral and written), testing, possible cultural films, and possible games that re-enforce the language.  Culture of Spanish speaking countries will be integrated into the different lessons.

LAN300 World Language - Spanish II
060242

LNG 300

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: C or > in Spanish I 

Course Length: 100 minutes, semester
Elective Course

Spanish II
Spanish II students can expect to hear and use the Spanish language extensively.  Students will review the material covered in Spanish I two forms of past tense. Also commands and a tense called the subjunctive will be covered. All other grammatical areas will be expanded as well.  Methods used will be lecture, reading, practice, testing, possible cultural films, and possible games that re-enforce the language.  Culture of Spanish speaking countries will be integrated into the different lessons. 

 

LAN400 World Language - Spanish III
060243

LNG 400

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: C or > in Spanish II 

Course Length: 100 minutes, semester
Elective Course

 

Spanish III
Spanish III students can expect to hear and use the Spanish language extensively.  Students will review the material covered in Spanish I and II as well as the present perfect, past perfect and conditional tenses.  Other grammatical areas will be expanded as well. Methods used will be lecture, reading, practice, testing, possible cultural films, and possible games that re-enforce the language.  Culture of Spanish speaking countries will be integrated into the different lessons 

LAN500 World Language-Spanish Geography
069930

LNG 500

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: C or > in Spanish III or be a native speaker 

Course Length: 100 minutes, semester
Elective Course

Spanish Geography

This class explores in depth the geography and cultures of Spanish speaking countries.

 

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MAT101 Mathematics - Junior High I
112800

MAT101  

Credits:  NA
Offered to: Grades 7   

Pre-Requisites:  NA  

Course Length: 50 min, Full Year, Required Course

 

Mathematics-Junior High I

This course will include material on the following topics:  basic math operations with fractions, decimals and integers; properties of real numbers; estimation; ratio and proportional reasoning; patterns, relations, and functions; variables and expressions; solving equations and inequalities; measurement; geometry; data analysis; probability; and problem-solving.

 

MAT102 Mathematics - Junior High II
112801

MAT102 

Credits: NA
Offered to: Grades 8  

Pre-Requisites: NA 

Course Length: 50 min, Full Year, Required Course

 

Mathematics-Junior High II

This course will review and extend all the topics covered in Mathematics Junior High I.  Also, covered are these topics:  polynomials; direct and inverse variation; graphing systems; and trigonometric ratios.

 

 

MAT104 Pre-Algebra
110299

MAT104        

Credit:  10

Offered to:   Grade 9    

Pre-Requisites:  NA    

Course Length: 100 min, Semester

Elective Course

 

Pre-Algebra

This integrated course will cover the first half of the Saxon Algebra I course.  Topics covered include: real number system, arithmetic of signed rational numbers, simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing functions, measures of central tendency, polynomial arithmetic.  Emphasis is placed on working problems without a calculator.

 

MAT150 ALEKS Math
290102

Mat150

Credits:  NA

Offered to: Primarily offered to identified 7, 8; other students as identified 

Pre-Requisites:  Identification through test scores and/ or as recommended

Course Length: Semester course – 50 minute period

Elective Course

 

ALEKS

This course may include material related but not limited to: whole number concepts; fractions and decimals; measurement; ratio, proportion, and percent; geometry; and algebra.  This course is a web-based math program that will focus on individualized instruction and learning for the student.  Adaptive questioning is used to determine what the student knows and will be periodically reassessed to measure progress.  ALEKS offers several courses ranging from Level 3 Math to Calculus and AP Statistics.  When enrolled in ALEKS, the student will be placed in the course that best suits his/ her needs.   

 

MAT201 Algebra, Beginning
110300

MAT 201 

Credits:  10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: NA 

Course Length: 100 minute, Semester
Required Course

 

Algebra, Beginning

This course will include material on the following topics:  variables, symbols, expressions; properties of real numbers; order of operation; linear equations and inequalities; graphs in the coordinate plane; quadratic equations and functions; polynomials and factoring; linear systems of equations and inequalities; absolute value equations and inequalities; probability and data analysis.

 

MAT202 Geometry
111200

MAT 202                

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12       

Pre-Requisites: Algebra, Beginning   

Course Length: 100 minute, Semester Course, Required Course

 

GEOMETRY 

This course will include material on the following topics: Geometry Foundations, Logic and Reasoning, Constructions, Coordinate Geometry, Triangles: Congruence and Similarity, Polygons, Quadrilaterals, Right Triangle Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Solids, and Transformations. The concept of mathematical proof is emphasized.  It also develops a model of mathematical system complete with definitions, postulates, corollaries, and further applications of these concepts. 

Algebraic skills are reviewed and strengthened through application to solving problems in geometry.

 

MAT250 Business Math
111800

MAT250      

Credits:  10

Offered to: Grades 11-12    

Pre-Requisite:  NA   

Course Length:  100 min, Semester

Elective Course

 

Business Math

This course will review arithmetic of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percent.  Students will learn personal business mathematics topics including: income, banking, cash purchases, credit and loan purchases, costs of leasing and owning a vehicle, housing costs, insurance, and record-keeping.  Students will gain knowledge in the area of business mathematics including topics such as: personnel, production and purchasing, sales and marketing, inventory, accounting, and financial management.   Calculators are allowed in this course when not reviewing arithmetic skills.

 

MAT275 Technical Math
111100

MAT 275

Credits:  10
Offered to: Grades: 12th

Pre-Requisites: NA 

Course Length: 100 minute, Semester

 

Technical Math

This course will include material on the following topics:  arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, ratios, proportions, percents, measurements, basic algebra/geometry/trigonometry skills, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on how these topics relate to various trades and real world applications.

 

MAT301 Algebra, Advanced
110306

MAT301   

Credits:  10

Offered To:  Grades 11-12  

Pre-Requisite:  Algebra, Beginning and Geometry   

Course Length:  50 min, Full Year

Elective Course

 

Algebra, Advanced

This course will cover the integrated Saxon Algebra 2 text.  Topics included are:  real number system, logic, functions, variation, equations, inequalities, systems, matrices, function graphing, exponential functions, logarithms, trigonometry, probability, statistics, and sequences.  Geometry topics include the Pythagorean relationship, area, and volume.  The TI-84+ calculator is utilized throughout the course.  A calculator is provided for the student

 

 

MAT303 Trigonometry
111600 

MAT303  

Credits:  5

Offered to:  Grade 12  

Pre-Requisite:  Algebra, Advanced  
Course Length:  100 min, Nine Weeks

Elective Course

 

Trigonometry

This course will cover both right triangle trigonometry and circular function trigonometry.  The TI_84+ calculator is used extensively in this course.  A calculator is provided for the student.

 

MAT402 Calculus
110600 

MAT 402  

Credit:  15 (or 5)

Offered to: Grade 12  

Pre-Requisite:  Algebra, Advanced and Trigonometry 

Course Length:  100 min, 27 weeks (or 9) Dual-Credit (27 weeks for 5 semester credit hours)

Elective Course   

 

Calculus

Topics in this course includes: limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.  These topics will be explored numerically, graphically, algebraically, and verbally.  The TI-84+ calculator is used extensively in this course.  A calculator is provided for the student.

 

MAT 403 College Algebra and Trigonometry
 

MAT 403

Credit:  10

Offered to: Grade 12  

Pre-Requisite:  21 ACT 

Course Length:  100 min, Semester Course, Elective Course   

 

College Algebra and Trigonometry

The study of field axioms, sets, functions, equations, inequalities, matrices and determinants, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions, trigonometric analysis, and theory of equations. 

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MIS200 Career Awareness
350010

MIS200

Career Awareness

The Goal of this class is to do some explortation of self and careers so as to help make more informed decisions about the future.  Units covered will include work and career planning in the 21th centry, good decisions making, life roles, self-concept, interests and skills, how work is organized, values and occupations, learning about occupations, planning for education, planning for the first job, and the career portfolio and action plan.   Visit to area business and guest speakers will also comprise a large part of the class.

 

MIS250 Experiencing Teaching

MIS250

Credits:  5 Grade does not count on GPA

Offered to: Grade 12

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Length: Full Block
Elective Course


Teacher's Aide
Seniors may elect to be a teacher‚s aide for one of their eight classes.  The teacher to whom a student is assigned is responsible for giving him/her work such as making bulletin boards, photocopying materials, checking papers, or other jobs which may help the teacher and be a learning experience for the student.

 

MIS300 Work Release
320700

MISC 202

Credits:  5  Grade does not count on GPA
Offered to: Grade12

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Length: Full Block
Elective Course

Work Release
Seniors may elect to take work release during fourth period for one or two semesters.   The purpose of work release is to help students gain skills in an employment situation.  The grade is derived from a combination of an employer evaluation and cooperation with the school.

 

MIS400 Study Skills
260300-English Dept

MIS400                                   

Credits: NA

Offered to: Grade 8

Pre-Requisites: none

Course Length: 50 minutes, Semester

Elective Course

 

Study Skills

Study Skills MIS400- The focus of Study Skills is developing comprehension, research, study, writing, and problem solving skills. Students in this course research questions and write answers that range from single sentences to multi-paragraph essays.  The Write Tools/Six trait writing format is used. In addition, oral communication is reviewed through individual and group presentations. Internet safety, strategies for searching for information on the web, and evaluating web sites is also taught.

 

MIS500 Expedition Literacy (Formerly Reading is Fame)
290101

MIS500

Credits: NA

Offered to: primarily to identified 7th and 8th grade students

Pre-Requisites: identification through test scores and/or recommendation

Course Length: 50 minutes, Semester per course

Elective

 

Expedition Literacy

Reading Is FAME MIS500-Reading is FAME is a reading recovery program developed by Boys Town specifically for students in grades 7-12. The FAME program is divided into four courses.

 

The first, Foundations of Reading, helps students who are reading between the 2nd and 4th grade levels by focusing instruction on word decoding and word analysis skills.  Students will learn common rules of phonics, which are reinforced in word and computer activities as well as collaborative oral reading. 

 

Adventures in Reading, the second course in the program, is designed to assist students reading between the 4th and 6th grade level.  The focus of this course is to improve reading fluency, word recognition skills, and vocabulary which are reinforced in word and computer activities as well as collaborative oral reading. 

 

The Mastery of Meaning course was developed for students who read between the 6th and 8th grade levels.  The objective of this course is to develop advanced vocabulary skills and incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities to attain this goal. Word activities and collaborative oral reading are employed in this course.

 

The final course, Explorations, targets students who are reading at the 8th grade and above.  The focus of Explorations is developing comprehension, research, study, writing, and problem solving skills. Students in this course research questions and write answers that range from single sentences to multi-paragraph essays.  The Write Tools/Six trait writing format is used.

 

CON150: ENGAGE! Career Exploration and Readiness
NDE: Course Code: 320300
Credits: NA


Offered to: Grades  7 - 8

Course Length: Full Block for One Semester
Elective Course


Career Education Foundational and Specialty

This course is a project based course designed to help middle school students explore career options using the Nebraska Career Education Model and understand the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards.  The course is organized by three themes – Making it My Choice, A World of Options, and Charting a Direction.  Students will define career clusters and pathways, describe examples of career readiness, utilize self-assessments to better understand interests, establish a career portfolio and create a personal learning plan to provide direction to high school and post-high school activities. 

 

 

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7-12 Instrumental Music:  BAN150 
120500
Pre-Requisites:  Elementary Band, or Instructor Permission                 Credits:  5              Course Length:  50 minutes, semester                                        

7-12 Band is a performance based class.  Fundamentals of music are emphasized through playing, and include the teaching of musical technique, theory, history, musicality, and marching.  Members are required to perform at many school and out-of-school activities including football games, basketball games, concerts, conference contest and district music contest. Music will be chosen based on educational value as well as general musical appeal.

 

7-12 Vocal Music:  MUS200    
120400                                                                                            

PreRequisites:  none                                                                                                      
Credits:  5 for high school                                                                                                                    
Course Length:  Half Block                            
  

Chorus is a performance based class.  Proper singing technique is emphasized, and music taught will consist of a variety of musical genres.  Basic music theory, history, and reading music are also taught.  Music is chosen based on educational value as well as general musical appeal.  Members are required to participate in several concerts and contests throughout the year.

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SCI100 Science - Junior High I
130801

SCI101   

Credits: NA                                                            

Pre-Requisites: None
Offered to: Grade 7                                                              

Course Length: 100 minutes -Semester
Required Course

 

Science – Junior High I

This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on, lab-oriented study of Earth Science and Physical Science.  Astronomy, Geology, and Meteorology  will be emphasized in this course along with “motion and forces” and “waves and electricity.”

 

SCI200 Physical Science
130300

 SCI200   

Credits: 10                                                             

Pre-Requisites: None
Offered to: Grade 9                                                              

Course Length:  100 minutes - Semester
Required Course


Physical Science

The Physical Science course is a lecture and lab based class.  The students will understand the uses of the metric system.  They will also learn the diversity, patterns, and interactions of matter.  An understanding of the relationships of motion, forces and energy will be taught.  Students will also be required to study electricity and magnetism.

 

SCI6502 Introduction to Health Science
077300

SCI185  

Credits: 10                                                             

Pre-Requisites:  Algebra I
Offered to: Grades 9-12                                       

Course Length: Full Block - Semester
Elective Course


Introduction to Health Science

Introduction to Health Science is designed to give an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, support services, biotechnology & research and health information pathways.  The course focuses on health careers, exploration, leadership development, medical terminology, ethical and legal responsibilities, the history of health care, and the economics of health care. 

 

SCI401 Chemistry I
130301

SCI401  

Credits: 10                                                             

Pre-Requisites:  Algebra I
Offered to: Grades 11-12                                     

Course Length: Full Block - Semester
Elective Course


Chemistry I

The Chemistry course is a lecture and lab-based class, which requires Algebra I as a pre-requisite.  Students taking Chemistry will learn: the atomic theory and structure; formulas, moles, and stoichiometry; the periodic table; chemical bonding; molecular structure; properties of elements; as well as acids and bases, and some Organic Chemistry.

 

SCI402 Physics I
130303

SCI402    

Credits: 10                                                             

Pre-Requisites:  Algebra I and Geometry
Offered to: Grades 11-12                                     

Course Length: Full Block - Semester
Elective Course


Physics I

The Physics course is a lecture and lab-based course, which requires Algebra I and Geometry as pre-requisites.  Students in Physics will study: vectors; different types of motion; work, power, and energy; electricity; and momentum.

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SPC200 Speech, Beginning
050501

SPCH 200

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: Full Block
Elective Course

 

Speech I
This course will develop the student's awareness of good intrapersonal communication, student's self-confidence and awareness of their own value, and good interpersonal communication skills.  This course will assist the student to master the skills required of speaking in today’s workplace.  It will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience.  This course will enhance the student’s listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.  Students will receive instruction and practice in listening, they will develop the ability to interpret and present poetry and prose, and they will learn the use of media and technology.  Students will also receive instruction and practice in research and organization, in speech writing and delivery, and on how to use body and voice in improving communication.  Students will develop an awareness of advertising techniques, sales talk, and business interviews.  They will also have the opportunity to practice all of these topics as well as receive instruction and practice on discussion.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in speech contests.

  

SPC300 Speech, Advanced
050502

SPCH 300

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grade 9-12

Pre-Requisites: Speech I

Course Length: Full Block
Elective Course

 

Speech II
Students in Speech II will receive instruction in logic and persuasive speaking and have the opportunity to practice both of these topics.  Students will develop the ability to interpret and deliver literature and should learn to listen to and discuss successful interpersonal and intrapersonal communication tapes.  Students will also have the opportunity to plan and execute ten communication projects of various kinds.  They will also review all skills in use of body and voice, research, organization, listening, creating visual aids, and other topics covered in Speech I.  All students will have the opportunity to participate in speech contests.

 

SPC402 Drama, Beginning
050600

SPCH 402

Credits: 10
Offered to: Grades 9-12

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: Full Block

Elective Course


Drama 
Students will practice in using the body and the voice to communicate.  They will receive instruction in the history of drama by studying plays that represent each major era.  Students will also receive instruction and practice in all areas of drama, including make-up, costume, lighting, blocking, characterization, staging, and production.  A knowledge of the use of video camera and the techniques of video production will be required.  All students involved will have the opportunity to participate in duet acting and oral interpretation of drama, as well as have the opportunity to participate in speech contests.

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SS100 Social Studies - Junior High I
150011

SS 101
Credits: NA

Pre-Requisites: None
Offered to: Grade 7

Course Length: 50/MIN Full Year
Required Course

 

7th Grade Social Studies (Junior High I)

The 7th Grade Social Studies Class will strive to instill an appreciation of the history of world civilizations.  The course will provide knowledge about history from prehistoric times to early discovery of the New World.  Students will learn basic map reading and will be able to understand maps, study how man coped with problems in past history, and be introduced to individuals in history who have played an important role in helping to create what the world has become today.  Students will be introduced to ideas on the development of social and political systems.  Tests and quizzes will be a part of the grade evaluation process.

 

SS102 Social Studies - Junior High II
150012

SS 102  

Credits:  NA

Pre-Requisites:  None
Offered to: Grade 8

Course Length: 50/MIN Full Year
Required Course


8th Grade Social Studies (Junior High II)

The 8th Grade Social Studies Class will strive to provide students with information on how our country has developed.  The course will introduce students to individuals who have played an important role in shaping the history of America.  This class will also help students to develop an understanding of the problems faced while shaping our nation and the solving techniques which were used.  Map, globe, and atlas skills will be continued as well as the concepts of the conditions and events of the world which led to the beginning of our country.  Students will learn the rights and freedoms of our nation and know the history of our country from early exploration through the Civil War.  Tests and quizzes will be a part of the grade evaluation process.

  

SS206 World History I
150800

SS 206

Credits:  10

Pre-Requisites:  None

Offered to:  Grades 10

Course Length: Semester course – Full Block

Required Course                                                                                                                     

 

World History I

This course is a required course which covers various events beginning with the Byzantine Empire and including such topics as the rise of Islam, Middle Ages, Reformation and Renaissance, Age of Exploration, American and French Revolution, Imperialism, WWI, WWII and through the 20th Century.

SS301 American History II
150820

SS 301

Credits:  10

Pre-Requisites:  None
 

Offered to: Grade 11

Course Length: Semester course – Full Block
 

Required Course

 

American History II

This course is the study of the history of the United States from the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present time.  It is intended to help students better understand the transformation of this country during that time.  Its purpose is to show how the United States could overcome its differences, reunite, and then progress as a united country. It is a full block course which includes content concerning:  reconstruction, progress and change, immigration, U.S. expansion overseas, progressive America, World War I/postwar years, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II/Holocaust, Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement in 1960's and up to present times.

 

SS301 American History II/Dual Credit
150820

SS 301

Credits:  10/3 Hours College Credit

Pre-Requisites:  None
Offered to: Grade 11

Course Length: Semester course – Full Block
Elective

 

American History II/Dual Credit

This course is the study of the history of the United States from the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present time.  It is intended to help students better understand the transformation of this country during that time period.  Its purpose is to show how the United States was able to overcome its differences, reunite, and then progress as a united country. It is a full block course which includes content concerning:  reconstruction, progress and change, immigration, U.S. expansion overseas, progressive America, World War I/postwar years, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II/Holocaust, Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement in 1960's and up to present times.

 

SS401 American Government
151110

SS 401

Credits:  10

Pre-Requisites:  None

Offered to:  Grade 12

Course Length:  Semester course – Full Block

Required Course

American Government

 This course is the study of government in the United States on the local, state, and national level. The course is intended to help students develop a better understanding of how government works at these different levels. It is a full block course, the content of which includes: foundations of government; choosing and influencing government leaders; the legislative branch; the executive branch; the judicial branch; state and local government and the global community. 

 

SS402 Psychology
151200

SS 402

Credits:  10

Pre-Requisites:  None

Offered to:  Grade 11-12

Course Length:  Semester course – 100 minute period

Elective Course

SS402 Psychology Course Description

 

This course will introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.  Students will learn about approaches to psychology, the life span, and the working of the mind and body.  This course will teach students about personality, individuality and social psychology.  Students will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology.  This course will be beneficial for students as they use this information to gain insight into their life and the lives of those around them. 

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WT100 Strength Training HPE 
080601

WT100 Strength Training

Credits: 5
Offered to: Grades 11 - 12

Pre-Requisites: None
Course Length 50 minutes-Semester

Elective Course  

Strength Training
Students will have an understanding of and be able to perform the dynamic warm up.  Students will perform the core strengthening routine and have an understanding of how it prevents injuries and increases flexibility, agility, core strength (lower back and abdominal muscles).  Students will be able to review and incorporate a weight program that they can use for a lifetime.  Students will know how to use proper technique of lifting along with the importance of proper form to prevent injuries.  Students will gain an understanding of flexibility and strength that will help prevent injuries.  Students will gain knowledge of 11 different lifts and the muscle groups used in each of the lifts. They will be able to access their weight charts on the computer and change max's every 4 weeks to complete a new workout.  Students will perform weights three times per week and plyometrics two times per week.  Students will also have and understanding of the importance of water and proper nutrition and how it will benefit the body. Students will have the knowledge of how to figure their target heart rate zone and the benefits of working out in their zone.

 

 

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