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Business Education*

BE03: Financial and Technology Literacy
Students will develop proficiency in the use of the most widely adopted business application, Microsoft Office Suite. This course is designed as an integrated approach to developing competencies in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to collaborate and communicate in the digital age. Course activities will prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (MOS), which are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for one semester hour of lower division college credit. Additionally, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed financial decisions; successfully building, maintaining, and protecting financial resources with particular emphasis on saving, budgeting, investing, and risk management (insurance).
BE06: Computer Programming II
BE09: Marketing I
BE14: Office Systems Management
BE16: Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE31W: Business Economics/Profession Economics AOF
This course provides students with an introduction to the key concepts of business economics includiing supply, demand, profit, costs and markets and differentiates microeconomics from macroeconomics. The course describes forms of business ownership and discusses the relationship of labor and business, then provides a broad overview of the global economy. Finally, because economics affects every business job, students get a chance to examine careers in business, both as an employee and as a business owner. The second half of the course focuses on the significance and importance of ethics to stakeholders; examine who bears responsibility for ensuring an ethical code is followed; and explore ethical situations common in organizations. The course examines ethics through the lens of various business disciplines, and considers the impact of organizational culture on ethical practices. The course also explores ethics as social responsibility, the evolution of ethics as business becomes more international, and how the free market and organizational ethics can co-exist.
BE32: Principles of Accounting/Managerial Accounting AOF
Principles of Accounting provide students with the knowledge that accounting is a process of providing data and information that serves internal and external stakeholders. The second half of this course introduces the fundamentals of management accounting, including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for managerial decision-making, and fnancial statement analysis. Students learn how to use accounting information for internal decision-making and planning and control. Students also examine career opportunities and the professional certifications and designations earned by individuals in the accounting profession.
BE33: Principles of Finance/Financial Services AOF
This course gives students a thorough introduction to the concepts, tools, and institutions of the financial world and serves as a foundation for the core courses offered by the Academy of Finance. Students begin by learning the basics of financial literacy and the function of finance in society. The second half of this course provides students with an introduction to an overview of banks and other financial services. It introduces students to the origins of money and banking and examines the early history of banking in the United States. Students study the financial services industry and the types of companies it includes in depth. They learn about the services offered by such companies and analyze the ways these companies earn profits. Finally, students examine careers in financial services. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE34W: Financial Planning/Applied Finance AOF
This course introduces students to an overview of the job of a financial planner. Students learn to consider how all aspects of financial planning might affect a potential client, and learn about the importance of financial planning in helping people reach their life goals. This course includes lessons on saving, borrowing, credit, and all types of insurance, and covers various types of investments. Students also examine careers in financial planning. The second half of this course delves into the financial concepts introduced in Principles of Finance. Students learn to identify the legal forms of business organization. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the important aspects of finance; including such concepts as profit, sales, the risk-return tradeoff, and the time-value of money. In this course, students read common financial statements and are introduced to business plans. They learn the three most common methods by which businesses raise capital (stocks, bonds, and short-term financing). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE37: Entrepreneurship/Business in a Global Economy AOF
This course introduces students to the critical role entrepreneurs play in the national and global economy. Students learn the skills, attitudes, characteristics, and techniques necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. They explore starting a business and learn about the operational issues and financial risks that new businesses face. Students examine ethical issues and develop a framework for managing them. The second half of the course focuses on providing students with an understanding of how and why businesses choose to expand their operations into other countries. This course exposes students to the unique challenges facing firms doing business internationally, and to the potential opportunities available to those businesses. Building on concepts introduced in Principles of Finance, Business in a Global Economy broadens students' understanding of how businesses operate, grow, and thrive in our ever changing world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE40: Principles of Accounting and Finance
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE41: Advanced Accounting
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential accounting courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Financing and Accounting Pathway. This course provides students with accounting knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on accounting procedures necessary to address long and short-term assets and investments, long and short-term liabilities, inventory management and accounting ratios used in the decision-making process. A comprehensive study of the accounting procedures used in establishing corporations, declaring and paying dividends, the formation and dissolution of partnerships, distribution of net income and owners' equity statements is included in this course. Career paths for accounting will be examined and the use of accounting knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE42: Advanced Business Management
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential Business Management courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Business Management pathway. This course provides students with the knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on the role of business in society, the changing nature of contemporary business practice, major management concepts and theories, the processes of management (functional, operational, human relations), business law and ethics, and business communications. Career paths will be examined and the use of business management knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE43: Introduction to Marketing
This course introduces students to the essential concepts of marketing theory and the foundations, functions and benefits of marketing in a free enterprise system.  Marketing requires a skilled, professional understanding of consumer behavior and economic trends in order to gain a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. Throughout the Introduction to Marketing course, students will use and incorporate technologies to conduct research and communicate. Students will integrate their knowledge of legal issues, the importance of ethics, and social responsibilities in marketing. Students will understand and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and develop an appreciation of human diversity.  By the end of this course, students will have a solid understanding of the many diverse career opportunities in the field of marketing. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit.
BE44: Advanced Marketing
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential marketing courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Marketing Program of Study. The Advanced course builds on the concepts studied in Introduction to Marketing by giving students in-depth, comprehensive project-based learning opportunities. Students will apply their understanding of consumer buying behavior and relationships, the tools and techniques used by organizations that identify the factors that influence marketing strategy decisions, market segmentation and target marketing, and other considerations in order to create a written professional marketing plan. Throughout the course, students will use strong interpersonal skills and incorporate technologies when conducting primary and secondary research. Students will integrate their knowledge of legal issues, ethics, diversity and social responsibilities in developing their marketing plan. Students will continue to explore the many diverse career opportunities in the field of marketing. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit.
BE45: Business and Entrepreneurship Capstone/Dual Enrollment
This course will allow students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous business pathway courses through the completion of a final capstone project. The capstone project is a personally-designed, independently conducted activity which will enable the student to further their knowledge/skills in an approved end-of-course final project. The capstone project will involve intense problem-solving in their chosen business pathway and offer the student the opportunity to think critically about a subject of profound interest to them. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit.

 

Career Technology Education

CA05: Principles of Art, Media, and Communication
This course enable students a learning focus on three pathway areas: Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Interactive Media. Emphasis will be placed on group project development, and individual portfolio development. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a foundational working knowledge of graphic design, digital media and Interactive Media. 
CA06: Interactive Media and Design I
This course enable students a learning focus on three pathway areas: Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Interactive Media. Emphasis will be placed on group project development, and individual portfolio development. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a foundational working knowledge of graphic design, digital media and Interactive Media. 
CA07W: Interactive Media and Design II
This course provides students the opportunity to continue their learning of the three pathway areas. Emphasis will be placed on group project development, project management, and individual portfolio development. Students will update their IMP Project Portfolio with exemplars of their best work. Students will advance their knowledge and skills in multimedia design and production through project planning and product development. Students will demonstrate the use of multiple tools and modalities in the production process. 
CA08W: Interactive Media Production (IMP) Portfolio Captone/Intership
This capstone course enables students to apply what they learned in their previous academic and IMP classes to complete a challenging, client-driven project. Students work in teams to design and create a solution to satisfy or fill a client’s need or want. Students are also expected to refine the products that comprise their portfolio to meet the specifications identified by the affiliate partner. Student teams make progress reports to their peers, meet regularly with their clients, and exchange constructive criticism and consultation. At the end of the course, teams present their projects to industry partners for feedback and professional review. This course equips students with the independent study skills that they will need in postsecondary education and careers in Interactive Media Production. 
CT01: Introduction To Construction
This course is required of students enrolled in the construction program. Students will examine the different aspects of the construction field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT02: Introduction To Manufacturing
This course is required of students enrolled in the manufacturing program. Students will examine the different aspects of the manufacturing field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT03: Introduction To Automotives
This course is required of students enrolled in the automotives program. Students will examine the different aspects of the automotives field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT04: Agriculture I Introduction To Current Ag Issues
This is a basic course in contemporary agricultural science topics, an overview of the applications of current and emerging technologies in animal, plant, food, fiber mechanical and environmental sciences, as well as natural resources management. Timely industry issues will be examined with local, regional, national and global perspectives. Biotechnology, agro terrorism, biofuels, land use, legislation, and alternative agricultural enterprise opportunities are examples of topics to be examined, as well as more traditional agricultural production in the form of individual and group activities. Career exploration, FFA and business management fundamentals will prepare students for continued agriscience studies. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT05: Agriculture II Ag Mechanics
This course will introduce students to basic farm and shop tools and equipment. Skills, safe operation, maintenance and repairs are stressed. Topics include basic electricity, small engines, plumbing, masonry, construction and welding. Instruction includes limited hands-on opportunities in the laboratory and on the school farm. Individual and group work is common. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit.
CT06: Agriculture III Agribusiness Management
This course will cover fundamentals of agribusiness practices including basic accounting principles, business management skills and market research. Students will develop business plans and build entrepreneurial skills through various group and individual projects. School based entrepreneurial projects are available. Successful completion of this course will earn on credit.
CT08: Horticulture I
This course explores basic plant science principles: culture, propagation, identification, and integrated pest management using edible and ornamental crops. Traditional container, in-ground and hydroponics culture are traditional hands-on opportunities. Floriculture and interior plant usage will be practiced on campus. Greenhouse production and management skills will be developed in the classroom and the school greenhouse. Students will be introduced to occupational opportunities in the field of horticulture. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT09: Horticulture II
This course will continue the study of plant science with an emphasis on the production of nursery crops including ornamental and environmental trees and shrubs. Studies will also include landscape design and turf management with an introduction to landscape architecture, as well as continued development of industry skills and knowledge further preparing students for various industry occupations.
CT10: Horticulture III
This course will continue to develop real-world problem solving skills in the horticultural industries. The safe use, management and maintenance of common industry equipment will be refined. Practical landscape design, implementation and maintenance will be practiced on the school campus. Emerging uses for alternative and traditional agronomic and biotech enhanced crops will be explored. Leadership and employment skills will be become internalized through practice during programmed plant sales at the school-based retail garden shop. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT12: Floral Design I
This course focuses on developing professional design skills by studying fresh flower identification, selection, use and care. Hands-on production typically includes traditional and seasonal arrangements, corsages and boutonnieres. Students will be introduced to specialty work including weddings and other culturally significant events. Please note: there are limited opportunities for creativity and individual expression at this introductory level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT13: Floral Design II
This course continues to build floral industry design, business and leadership skills with the production of more creative and demanding floral productions. Foliage plant culture and identification and the use of permanent and preserved flowers are explored. Planning of special events such as weddings and programmed school sales offer opportunities for multiple customer consultations, market research, and production opportunities. The on-site retail shop offers practice of real world management applications. Successful completion of this course earns one one credit.
CT14: Floral Design III
This course continues to build on previous knowledge and skills related to applying the elements and principles of design to the arrangement of flowers. Emphasis is placed on the history of floral design, marketing and promotion, sales skills, and pricing design work. Seniors take charge of the student-run floral shop, which provides arrangements for school and community customers. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT15: Animal Science I
This course will study basic principles of animal science and related agribusinesses. Topics include exploration of careers and current events, and the production, reproduction, nutrition and health management of animal species with focus on dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats and equine. Students will receive opportunities for various hands-on activities with a number of large animal species on the small-scale school farm as both individual and group opportunities. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT16: Animal Science II
This course will continue the study of principles of animal science concentrating on companion animals and the veterinary health field. Small animal care, assistance and management will be continuing topic areas. Students will be given many hands-on opportunities to handle companion animals during class labs. Veterinary topics include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, clinical assistance in patient history, vital signs, vaccinations, bandaging, surgery, veterinary office practices and medical terminology. Students successful in this course should be prepared to seek entry level employment at a companion animal care facility. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT17W: Animal Science III
This course will continue their animal science studies focusing on the intricacies of equine science and management. Topics include more in-depth studies of equine breeds, anatomy and physiology, selection, uses, reproduction, nutrition and health. Specifically associated agribusinesses and the economic importance of the equine industries on the local, state, regional, national and global levels will be covered in individual and group activities. Hands-on activities will be available on the small-scale school farm. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT18W: Networking For Home And Small Business
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience a SOHO network to introduce some basic networking concepts such as cabling, addressing, wireless, and security, and teaches students how to plan, deploy, and troubleshoot a small network. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT19: Automotive Diagnostics And Systems Repair I
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice theory and procedures associated with the automotive electrical steering, suspension, braking, fuel (including fuel injection), and emission control systems. Students develop skill in the use of electrical measuring devices, computerized engine analyzers, and diagnosis of computer related systems. Successful completino of this course earns three credits.
CT20: Automotive Diagnostics And Systems Repair II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience the theory and operation of the automotive transmission system. Opportunity is provided for students to use state-of-the-art computerized wheel balancing and alignment equipment on customer-related work. Throughout the course, skills in basic math, reading, and writing are reinforced. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT21: IT Essentials
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience introductory computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC computer technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT22: Automotive Refinishing And Collision Repair I
This course provides the opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills to earn the ASE Student Certification for Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair. Using I-CAR (an industry-recognized training program) curriculum, students complete assignments and tasks related to body panel repair; metal finishing; movable glass; metal welding and cutting; and plastic repair. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT24: Ethics And The Information Age
This course provides an opportunity for students to combine an ethical methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT25: Computer Aided Machining And High Performance Manufacturing I
This course provides students with opportunity to learn and practice skills associated with precision machining of all types of metals. Students use both hand and machine tool operations to construct complex projects that require accurate measuring in both decimal and metric scales. Computer numerical control lathes and mills are used to develop basic skills and understanding of modern technology. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT26W: Computer Aided Machining And High Performance Manufacturing II
This course will allow students to learn and practice modern manufacturing techniques through the utilization of computerized lathes and milling machines to construct both individual and mass production projects with a high degree of accuracy. Successful completion of this course will earn two credits.
CT27: Foundations Of Medicine And Health Science
These two courses (CT27/CT55) provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in a wide variety of allied health fields. Course content includes medical terminology, medical math, basic anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation concepts, team building and professionalism. Basic skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are introduced and practiced. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities in the health care field via speakers, classroom activities and field trips. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT28: Certified Welding I
This course gives students opportunity to learn and practice welding skills on complex projects using shielded metal arc and gas metal arc (Mig) welding practices and techniques. Students design, plan, and construct projects using modern manufacturing and fabrication technology. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT29W: Certified Welding II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice skills associated with oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc (Tig). Students who successfully complete this course are given opportunity to become certified welders by achieving passing scores on tests administered by an independent testing laboratory. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT30W: Working at A Small To Medium Business Or ISP
This course provides an opportunity for students to use small and medium business sized networks to take concepts such IP addressing, switching, routing, WAN technologies, and security to the next level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT31: Brick And Block Masonry I
This course provides opportunity for students to learn and experience site and building lot preparation, estimating construction materials, and constructing chimneys, arches, and other outdoor structures using a variety of brick bonding techniques. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT32W: Brick And Block Masonry II
This course provides students with opportunity to gain knowledge and advanced skills in the field of brick and block masonry. Students learn and practice basic site surveying, construct foundations on both residential and commercial projects, and participate in the residential house construction project. Opportunities are provided for students to become apprentice bricklayers upon completion of this course. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT33W: Principles of Engineering PLTW
This foundation course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology and exposes students to major concepts they'll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT34: Carpentry I
This course will begin with safety procedures within the construction craft. International Residential Code (IRC) certification will begin and students will have an opportunity to take two certification exams in the 11th grade and two certification exams in the 12th. Transit leveling, floor systems, wall, and ceiling framing will be practiced with "hands on” tasks. Roof framing, sheathing, and exterior finishes will be applied. Portfolio development rubrics are in place and give the opportunity to have students at the beginning of the year to apply for real project management positions within the class structure. An introduction to facility management and job opportunities in that field will be developed through an actual work order process within the school. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT35W: Carpentry II
This course will begin with safety procedures within the construction craft. International Residential Code (IRC) certification will continue and students will have an opportunity to take two certification exams in the 12th grade. If students pass all 4 exams, they will have 4 certifications for their portfolios. Windows, exterior doors, interior doors and all trim work for the Habitat Home will take place. Drywall installation and finish, along with painting and kitchen installation, will be identified and installed. Along with the "hands on” activities, high-level research and design will take place in the area of "Net Zero” green construction best practices for future classes to follow. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT36W: Digital Electronics PLTW
This foundation course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is designed for 10th and 11th grade students. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT37: Electricity I
This course focuses on broadening the student's skills and knowledge in residential, commercial, and industrial light, power, and control wiring. Content includes interpreting and use of the national electrical code, calculating circuit capacity by reading, drawing, and analyzing electrical schematics, diagrams, and blueprints, and installing and maintaining light, power, audio, video, signal, and alarm circuits. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT38W: Electricity II
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain advanced skills and knowledge in the grounding and bonding of electrical systems, and the operation, installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of motors, generators, transformers, and associated circuitry. Students will actively participate in the planning, layout, rough in, and trim-out phases of wiring a single-family residential dwelling in conjunction with the residential house construction project. Qualified students may participate in a related work experience program within their occupational field of study. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT39W: Aerospace Engineering PLTW
This specialization course explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT43: Heating Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Technology I
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT44W: Heating Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Technology II
This course is designed to give students hands-on experience in the design, installation, repair, and maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. Students learn state and local HVAC codes to ensure proper installation and will participate in the residential house construction project. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT45W: Security Plus
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: Network security, Compliance and operational security and Threats and vulnerabilities. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT46: Computer Aided Design And Drafting I
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain skills in the production of working and assembly drawings. Students learn and experience detail drawing of machine parts and sheet metal drawings. Hands-on experience in designing and problem solving are provided. The students use the current version of AutoCAD/bundle package. Students gain skills in drawing, storing, retrieving, coping, and plotting CAD drawings. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT47W: Computer Aided Design And Drafting II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience architectural design of residential structures. Also, students will use CAD programs for 3D modeling/solid editing. Students will learn to render 3D drawings (making the drawings look photo-real.) Students will also learn to animate a 3D drawing (to show movement). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT48W: Civil Engineering And Architecture PLTW
This specialization course explores the interrelationship and dependence of the fields of civil engineering and architecture on each other. Students apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and member of a professional community of engineers and architects. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT49: Printing And Graphic Communication I
This course provides opportunity for students in the hands-on practical use and performance of activities directed toward a general understanding and skill in a variety of printing occupations. Students gain skill in both technical and operational fundamentals, which include an overview of the offset printing industry, desktop publishing, electronic pre-press, platemaking, offset press operations, and bindery and finishing procedures in a modern computerized laboratory. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT50: Printing And Graphic Communication II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn communication principles and concepts, technical information, and operational experiences necessary for desktop publishing and electronic pre-press to support the offset printing process. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT51: Printing And Graphic Communication III
This course will give students the opportunity to perform advanced technical procedures and applied science as they relate to graphic communications. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in advanced desktop publishing, electronic pre-press, press operation, job estimating, paper selection, fundamentals of shop management, and employment preparation. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT52W: Engineering Design And Development PLTW
This capstone course will allow students to work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. At the end of the course, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT53: Computer And Networking Technology I
CT54: Computer And Networking Technology II
CT55W: Structure And Functions Of The Human Body
These two courses (CT27/CT55) provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in a wide variety of allied health fields. Course content includes medical terminology, medical math, basic anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation concepts, team building and professionalism. Basic skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are introduced and practiced. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities in the health care field via speakers, classroom activities and field trips. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT56: Licensed Cosmetology I
This course provides opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and skills in the care and beautification of the hair, complexion, and hands. Students acquire skill in shampoos, rinses, and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting, and lightening; permanent waving; giving facials; and manicuring. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT57: Licensed Cosmetology II
This course provides opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and customer relations, as well as advanced skills in hair design, cutting, and coloring. Students gain experience in basic shop operations, appointment setting, and processes and practices. They also have the opportunity to practice cosmetology on adult day care clients at no charge. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT57: Licensed Cosmotology II
This course provides opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and customer relations, as well as advanced skills in hair design, cutting, and coloring. Students gain experience in basic shop operations, appointment setting, and processes and practices. They also have the opportunity to practice cosmetology on adult day care clients at no charge. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT58W: Licensed Cosmetology III
This course emphasizes preparation for the state board of cosmetology examination and completion of 1500 clock hours of instruction in theory and practical skills. Students gain skill in the operation of the school's cosmetology clinic and practice professional cosmetology on customers. They also can participate in the Career Research and Development Program. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT59W: Certified Nursing Assistant
This specialized course provides opportunities for students to develop the related knowledge and skills that are needed to provide care for clients in a variety of clinical settings. This includes, but is not limited to, infection control, safety, body mechanics, communication, and understanding human behavior. This course has two components. There is their first clinical experience at John Archer, working with students who have special needs. They are able to apply their concepts of human growth and development. The students learn and demonstrate skills in a classroom lab which simulates the clinical setting. The nursing assistant students will perform skills in a patient care lab preparing them for their long term care clinical hours and their hospital internships. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT60: Food Preparation And Management I
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and use basic techniques and equipment to prepare food for commercial restaurant and retail distribution. Students gain experience and skill in following safety and sanitation procedures, using tools and equipment, measuring ingredients, following recipes, utilizing kitchen staples, preparing stocks and sauces, and demonstrating professionalism. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT61: Food Preparation And Management II
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and practice commercial food preparation skills. Students utilize principles of nutrition, menu planning, cooking, and baking to prepare a variety of foods for customers of the "Thomas Run Inn.” Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT62: Food Preparation And Management III
This course provides students an opportunity to organize, manage, and operate the "Thomas Run Inn” and "Cobra's Cove.” Students gain experience and skill in customer service, inventory and ordering, food costing, banquet set-up and plate presentation. They also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe Sanitation Management certification. Successful completion of this course earns four credits.
CT63W: Allied Health Internship
This course provides opportunities for students to apply academic and practical knowledge in a variety of allied health settings based on their interests and career goals. The internship sites include, but are not limited to: Surgical Services, Pharmacy, Emergency Department, Rehabilitation Services, Intensive Care, Community Health, Radiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT64: Health Occupations I
This introductory course provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in a wide variety of allied health fields. Course content includes medical terminology, medical math, basic anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation concepts, team building and professionalism. Basic skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and height and weight are learned. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities in the health care field via speakers, classroom activities, and field trips. At the end of this course, students will choose to pursue the Nursing Assistant or Sports Technician tract. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT65W: Health Occupations II
CT66W: Health Occupations III
This course provides a variety of internships and career experiences where students apply academic and practical knowledge in the clinical setting. The nursing assistant tract internship opportunities include experiences in the hospital, doctors' offices, and urgent care centers. The nursing assistant students will obtain the required clinical hours in a long-term care facility, qualifying them to take the state exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Once they obtain their C.N.A., they may sit for the federal Geriatric Nursing Assistant exam to obtain their G.N.A. certification. The internship opportunities in the sports technician tract include athletic clubs, rehabilitation centers, and sports medicine treatment centers. Students in the sports technician tract who successfully complete the classroom and practical experiences will have the necessary background to obtain certification as a personal trainer or as a group fitness instructor (must be 18 years of age). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT67: Maryland Fire And Rescue Institute Program
This program is a joint venture between the Harford County Public Schools, the Association of Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Harford County and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute of Maryland (MFRI). This one-year program provides (a) state certification in the area of fire, rescue, and emergency medical skills and techniques, and (b) a Career and Technology Education program completer status for registered students. Individuals electing this program must register in the Career Research and Development Program and receive one credit for the first course. Upon completion of the program, students will receive four credits, and will be Career and Technology Education (CTE) program completers and receive articulated credits through the University of Maryland at College Park. The program will encompass one full year of half days. Successful completion of this course earns four credits.
CT71: Foundations Of Homeland Security And Emergency Prepardness HSEP
This course will introduce students to Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness guidelines, concepts, and action plans. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. The course will explore the various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination and will introduce students to various local, state, and federal assets. Students will prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT73W: Principles Of The Biomedical Sciences PLTW
This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting "hands-on” projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including: the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated in the curriculum where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT74W: Human Body Systems PLTW
This course will engage students in the study of basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health. The human body is a complex system requiring care and maintenance. Students will use a variety of monitors to examine body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under stress, and observe the interactions between the various body systems. Students will use LabView® software to design and build systems to monitor body functions. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT75W: Medical Intervention PLTW
This course includes interventions to support humans in treating disease and maintaining health. Student projects will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. Students will study the design and development of various medical interventions including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic limbs. They will review the history of organ transplants and gene therapy, and read current scientific literature to be aware of cutting edge developments. Using 3-D imaging software and current scientific research, students will design and build a model of a therapeutic protein. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT76W: Biomedical Innovations PLTW
This capstone course gives student teams the opportunity to work with a mentor, identify a science research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, and defend team conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers. Each team will have one or more mentors from the scientific and/or medical community guiding their scientific research. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT77: Homeland Security Science HSEP
This course will introduce students to Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness threats to public safety and health, decontamination, protection, detection and identification, and planning concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the utilization of science to protect the public against chemical and biological threats. The course will explore the various methodologies, capabilities and limitations for individual and collective protection, handheld and fixed detection, and field sampling and laboratory identification. Students will prepare a chemical and biological incident response plan as an end of course assessment. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT78: Homeland Security Science Research Methods And Applications HSEP
This course will focus on developing the student's scientific research, problem solving and writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on research and analysis, technical writing, team dynamics, and laboratory analysis and skills. The course will actively engage the student in market survey techniques, technical publication layout and design, team building skills and role play, and proper implementation of laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT79: Administration Of Justice I HSEP
This class will introduce students to multiple aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will explore the criminal process, various forces that impact law enforcement, and the rights of citizens. Students will understand the difference between juvenile and adult justice, and classifications of different crimes. This class will give students a general knowledge needed for students to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher for further information.
CT80: Administration Of Justice II HSEP
This class will continue the student's knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement. In this course students will be introduced to evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination. The role of law enforcement officials as a first responder will also be discussed as well as the duties of police officers. Students will also identify various careers in law enforcement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher for further information.
CT81W: STARS Courses I And II Graphic Information Systems And Remote Sensing
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING Course I will introduce students to Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology through academic study and applied instruction. This course is the foundation of the STARS Entry-Level GIS Technician Certification. Teachers and students will use a locally customized Geographic Information System (GIS) to learn about their local community. They will use the same data, imagery and software that NASA uses to study their state, county and school campus. SKILL-BASED TRAINING FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING Course II will help the student learn the skills required to work on and/or build a Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing project. Students and teachers will follow a course of hands-on instruction to learn skills ranging from introductory digital mapping to image analysis. In this second course on the path to STARS Entry-Level GIS Technician Certification, students are introduced to each skill with a real world application and led in the problem solving process. Follow-up applied practice application will direct the student to apply acquired skills to cases in the local community using the supplied data. This repetition will set the stage for further student driven projects.
CT82W: STARS Courses III And IV 4 Geospatial Application Project
ADVANCED SKILL-BASED TRAINING FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING Course III will continue to help students learn the skills required to work on and/or build a Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing project. Students and teachers will follow a course of hands-on instruction to learn skills ranging from introductory digital mapping to image analysis. Through Course I and Course II, students learned some of the basic skills necessary to GIS. In Course III, students will learn to apply those skills. Students will learn and apply Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension allows students to examine the spatial relationships within a specific area as well as study site suitability. The ArGIS 3D Analyst extension allows students to gain a different perspective on their environment by modeling surfaces three dimensionally. Students will also learn methods of integrating external hardware in order to incorporate real time data from GPS units in order to accurately survey their community. Combined with a trouble-shooting unit and general review of skills acquired in Course II, Course III can become an invaluable tool. S.T.A.R.S. COURSE IV GEOSPATIAL APPLICATION PROJECT Course IV is the final course in the STARS Certification series. In the beginning of this course, students will use the Project Management Model to discuss and build a campus-wide base map. Once finished with the base map, each student selects one of the campus-based projects to complete. Each of the "final" projects are designed to let the students put their Geospatial skills to use. Each student will need to complete one project and achieve a 70% or higher on the written STARS exam to become STARS certified.
CT83W: Internship Capstone Experience HSEP
The Internship/Capstone Experience is the culminating course for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply their classroom learning in one of the career areas of Homeland Security Sciences, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, or Information/Communications Technology. Students will have the option of completing an industry-mentored project, internship, or enrolling in a post-secondary course. They will play an integral part in determining which type of experience will be most beneficial and supportive of their individual goals. At the end of the course, students will compile a working portfolio which documents their academic and technical skill attainment and present it for critique. Subject to administrative approval, students will enroll in approved post-secondary courses in lieu of completing a project or internship. Links between secondary and post-secondary institutions will be established to allow students to dual enroll in criminal justice or environmental technology-related courses, receiving both high school and college credit.
CT85: Career Research And Development
This course will begin researching careers and will take a variety of career and interest assessments. Students will begin to develop a portfolio demonstrating workplace and academic readiness. Students will learn how to effectively plan for their future incorporating both employment, education and training goals, begin developing financial literacy skills, and integrate the Maryland's Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career choices and educational choices. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT86: Career Development Preparation And Transition
This course involves students applying the knowledge gained in the first course to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement. Students will continue building a career portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies in workplace readiness, personal financial management, personal growth and development, and employment experiences. Students will learn to plan effectively for their future incorporating employment, education and training goals, building financial literacy skills, and integrating the Maryland's Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices. An alternative to the Career Development, Preparation and Transition course will be a dual enrollment option through Harford Community College with HD103- Career and Life Planning. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT87: Work Based Learning Experience
The Work-Based Learning Coordinator will coach and assist students as they secure employment based on the results from career research, interest inventories, and aptitude assessments taken in the Career Research and Development course and the Career Development, Preparation, and Transition. This workplace component is mentored, on-the-job training enables students to receive the knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes needed to be successful in today's workplace. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT96W: Clinical Internship
"This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory. The students have a clinical rotation in long-term care experience and obtain the required clinical hours qualifying them to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) certification. This course also includes a classroom component which continues the required theory for certification. In the classroom, students are further able to reinforce the concepts they have learned during their clinical experience. Successful completion of this course earns two credits. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" in this program are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher or counselor for further information."

 

Elective

EL01: ACT and SAT Prep Course
This course is designed to help students acquire skills to prepare to take the ACT, SAT, or any college or career readiness assessment.   Students will have the opportunity to review basic English and mathematics skills through participating in content-specific lessons tailored to their instructional needs.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity engage in real-time experiences that mirror the various college or career readiness assessments through a variety of learning platforms to practice acquired skills.  Upon successful completion, students will possess the tools and strategies necessary to complete any college or career readiness assessment to the best of their ability.  Successful completion of this course earns one-half elective credit.
EL02: Mentors
EL10: Avid I
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Students will increase awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community. Students will prepare for and participate in college entrance and placement exams, while refining study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research techniques.
EL11: Avid II
This second sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the tenth grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, increasing awareness of their actions and behaviors, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: analyzing prompts, supporting arguments and claims, character analysis and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will narrow down their college and careers of interest, based on personal interests and goals.
EL12: Avid III
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. The course emphasizes rhetorical reading, analytical writing, collaborative discussion strategies, tutorial inquiry study groups, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills and test-taking strategies, note-taking and research. The eleventh grade AVID Elective course is the first part in a junior/senior seminar course that focuses on writing and critical thinking expected of first and second-year college students. In addition to the academic focus of the AVID seminar, there are college-bound activities, methodologies and tasks that should be undertaken during the junior year to support students as they apply to four-year universities and confirm their postsecondary plans.
EL13: Avid IV
This fourth sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the twelvth grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, create legacy projects including service learning projects/mentoring, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: an argumentative research paper on a social issue and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will prepare for college through the use of inquiry based collaborative study groups utilizing higher order thinking questioning techniques.
EL55: Newspaper and Yearbook Editor
This course provides students with training in newspaper and yearbook publications through actual on-the-job production. Topics covered include business management, public relations, photojournalism, and thematic copy. Students will have opportunities to learn and use advanced computer technology for the production of the yearbook.
EL56: Yearbook
This course provides students with training in yearbook publications through actual on-the-job production. Topics covered include business management, public relations, photojournalism, and thematic copy. Students will have the opportunity to learn and use advanced computer technology for the production of the yearbook. Successful completion of this course earns one elective credit.
EL57: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for English 10
The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation course will provide students with the strategies and support needed to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for English 10.  Students who have passed the English 10 course, and have not met the graduation assessment requirement as measured by PARCC English 10 may enroll in the course.  Upon successful completion of the Bridge plan, students may earn ½ of an elective credit as well as the graduation assessment requirement for PARCC English 10.
EL94: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for Algebra I
The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation course will provide students with the strategies and support needed to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for Algebra I.  Students who have passed the Algebra I course, and have not met the graduation assessment requirement as measured by PARCC Algebra I may enroll in the course.  Upon successful completion of the Bridge plan, students may earn ½ of an elective credit as well as the graduation assessment requirement for PARCC Algebra I.
EN22: ESOL Conversation I
EN22: ESOL Conversation II
EN23: ESOL Writing I
EN23: ESOL Writing II
EN25: ESOL Reading I
EN25: ESOL Reading II
MA43: ESOL Math
SC58: ESOL Biology
SC59: ESOL Earth Science
SS01: ESOL American Government
SS05: ESOL US History

 

English*

EN01W: Honors English I
This course follows the same structure as English I with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Honors English I incorporates additional writing opportunities for students to refine and strengthen their writing skills to an advanced level. Students are expected to manage independent work, collaborate with others, and fully participate in student generated discussions and research. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I
This course is the beginning of a four-year sequential program.  Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative.  Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02W: Honors English II
This course follows the same structure as English II with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Students will engage in an in-depth analysis of texts. Focus is given to writing that aligns to future English Advanced Placement courses. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02: English II
This course will further assist students in developing a global awareness.  Tenth grade students will build upon the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening while strengthening language usage.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: English III
This course will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature.  Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms.  Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: HCC English 101
This Harford Community College (HCC) course is designed to develop mature writing skills in the essay form, including the documented essay. Through writing a series of essays in a variety of modes, such as argumentative essay, the process analysis, the research paper, and the summary analysis, students achieve proficiency in presenting and supporting their own ideas and incorporating the ideas of others into their essays. The course requires pre-approval through the Student Enrollment Options (SEO) in the school counseling office and is the first half of a two-course series through HCC to meet the HCPS English III course requirement. Successful completion of this course earns a half-credit of English.
EN03: HCC English 206
This Harford Community College (HCC) course examines the major American writers of the late 19th and 20th centuries as well as cultural and philosophic ideas reflected in the literature of these periods. The course requires pre-approval through the Student Enrollment Options (SEO) in the school counseling office and is the second half of a two-course series through HCC to meet the HCPS English III course requirement. Successful completion of this course earns a half-credit of English.
EN04: English IV British Literature
This course is the culmination of the students' study of language, literature, and writing in high school.  The thematic curriculum uses works of British literature to refine skills in critical reading, literary analysis, and written expression.  Students will participate in civil, democratic discussions around topics related to their reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN04: HCC English 102
This course focuses on the critical analysis of literary genres, emphasizing poetry, short fiction and drama. Students explore literary works from various cultures through discussions and critical writing activities.
EN04: HCC English 204
This course is a chronological and critical study of English writers, Romantic to the present, and their personal, literary and cultural importance.
EN05: AP English Language And Composition
This college level course is designed for juniors. Rigorous training in college-level composition skills and literary analysis is provided. The literature will also be used as the foundation for instruction and practice in various types of exposition and systematic instruction in college-level grammar and usage. The course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN06: AP English Literature Composition
This college level course focuses on selected classic and modern novels, poetry, and general non-fiction. It is designed for seniors who have ability in and motivation toward the study of literature. This course provides rigorous training in literary analysis. Students will discuss and assess literary qualities and ideas, trends, and techniques. Types of exposition will be reviewed and practiced. This course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN07: Journalism I
This course provides the student with an opportunity to learn and apply the principles of writing for publications. In addition to news writing, students study production techniques and management, public relations, typography, lay-out formats, and photographic concepts. Students will be introduced to the technology of publication.
EN08: Journalism II
This course expands the knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques developed in Journalism I. Students in this course assist in publishing the school newspaper each month and in preparing weekly press releases to local media. Students will continue in their development of technological skills in publication.
EN09: Journalism III
This course enables students to assist in the publishing of the school newspaper. They will also learn to interview both adults and students, to contact the public to meet deadlines, and to work cooperatively. Students will make use of and develop expertise in the technology of publication through the use of advanced computer technology for the production of the newspaper.
EN11: Speech Communications
This course helps give students the skills needed to be successful communicators in the many different personal, social, and professional situations they may experience in life. The first half of the course concentrates on oral communication, physical communication, and listening skills in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group discussions. The second half of the course concentrates on public speaking. Instruction emphasizes research and organization of information, awareness of audience, personal poise, language style, and critique.
EN15: Creative Writing I
This course offers practice and guidance in creative writing and evaluation of the student's work. Students practice a wide variety of written forms. Journals of thoughts and observations are kept throughout the year. As expertise increases, students plan, produce, and revise their own writing projects. Students may be involved in the production and layout of the school literary magazine.
EN16: Creative Writing II
This course offers an opportunity for further development of the student's work. Students experiment with an advanced variety of forms, styles, and techniques. Students will develop individualized methods of generating, recording, and assessing writing ideas and resources. Students will be responsible for maintaining a writers' community and pursuing professional development endeavors. Students will work independently to plan, produce, revise, and publish their own writing projects and pursue professional publication. Students may be involved in the production and layout of the school literary magazine.
EN17: Creative Writing III
This course expands the knowledge of writing skills and techniques developed in Creative Writing II.
EN19: Humanities
This course encompasses art, music, theatre, literature, and philosophy. Each area receives emphasis as a separate discipline, but interrelationships between disciplines are explored throughout the course. A creative project by each student is among the requirements for this course.
EN20: Women In Perspective
This course focuses on women in literature. Through the study of literature, students will examine and discuss such topics as the origin of sexual stereotypes, changing roles of women in society, and different cultural expectations of women. This course will provide an in-depth study of literature and will require application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation by the student.
EN21: Strategic Reading I
This course is recommended for students who have not reached proficiency on school, county, and state assessments. Strategic Reading aims to give students reading two to four years below grade level an opportunity to accelerate their reading in an age-appropriate, motivational, and innovative program. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
EN26: Strategic Reading II
This course is a continuation of Strategic Reading I and is recommended for students reading two to four years below grade level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
EN29: English IV For The 21st Century
This course is designed to prepare students for the introductory year of college English and for the writing demands of the workplace.  Writing, reading, critical thinking, and discussion are the key components of the class that focuses on rhetorical analysis.  Contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections will provide the springboard for discussions and originals essays in a variety of rhetorical modes. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN32: Film Criticism
This course is a writing-intensive, English elective that examines American films in a manner similar to the way literature is examined in traditional English classes. The analytical techniques used to study novels, plays, poetry and other literature are applied in this class when viewing, discussing and writing about films utilizing the same principles found in traditional, literature-based classes. This course will expose students to the genres, motifs, techniques and influential leaders in the American filmmaking experience.  Students will be expected to screen films and apply learned theories to them through several full-process writings and productions.
EN35: Read 180
This course is an intensive reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. ¨ Read 180 directly addresses individual needs through adaptive instructional software, high- interest literature, and direct instruction in reading and writing skills. ¨ Read 180 lesson components follow a three part rotational model with time for small group instruction, computer adaptive instruction, and self-selected reading time.¨ Lessons are designed in a workshop format with 9 workshops throughout the year which include a combination of fiction and nonfiction text.
SE34: Corrective Reading I
This course is the first year of a two-year research-based reading intervention course designed to accelerate reading proficiency with explicit, sequential, and systematic instruction through the use of direct instruction. The course is intended to support students reading four or more years below grade level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SE35: Corrective Reading II
This course is the second year of a two-year research-based reading intervention course designed to accelerate reading proficiency with explicit, sequential, and systematic instruction through the use of direct instruction. The course is intended to support students reading four or more years below grade level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.

 

Fine Arts

AR01: Art Appreciation
AR02: Fine Art Preparation
This course is a basic foundation course that allows for exploration of historical and cultural art trends, as well as skill development in drawing, painting, three-dimensional design, and visual communications. The art elements and principles of design are applied to compositions and processes involving a variety of media. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate competency in handling drawing, painting, and sculptural media and be prepared for further study in upper level art courses. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one required Fine Arts credit.
AR03: Crafts
This course focuses on the study of the applied arts, artistic objects with functional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, ceramics, stained glass, mosaics, jewelry, fiber arts, batik, bookmaking, and metal works. The evolution of crafts is explored historically and culturally. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one-half Fine Arts Credit.
AR04: Drawing And Painting
This course focuses on the practices and applications of basic drawing and painting principles and techniques. Various media and composition applications will be explored in studio assignments. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate proficiency with different media and in the utilization of the principles of design in compositions. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR05: Advanced Drawing
This course provides an in-depth concentration and application of drawing processes and composition problems. Exploring creative problem solving and developing personal imagery are approached through mastery of drawing media, techniques, and assignments. Home assignments, a sketchbook, and some additional materials may be required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR06: Advanced Painting
This course provides an in-depth concentration and application of painting processes and composition problems. Exploring creative problem solving, color theory, and developing personal imagery are approached through mastery of painting media, techniques, and assignments. Home assignments, a sketchbook, and some additional materials may be required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR08: Photography
This course provides instruction in the utilization of photography as a means of communication and expression. The historical and cultural context of photography is also explored. Camera use, darkroom procedures and technology, picture selection, and composition are emphasized. If this course is offered in a dark room setting, students should have use of a 35 mm camera and will be required to pay for film and developing expenses. If offered as a digital course, students should have access to a digital camera and will be required to pay for printing expenses.Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit. Note: Students who successfully complete this course in a traditional darkroom experience may earn articulated credit at HCC. Not all schools offer the traditional darkroom experience. See your Art teacher for further information.
AR09: Advanced Studio Drawing
This course is designed for the advanced art student who is capable of an intense individualized program of instruction. Students will be using problem solving processes in response to various conceptual and creative challenges. Development of a portfolio based on the evaluation of personal work and career exploration will be included in the program of instruction. Media may include, but not be limited to, graphite, charcoal, ink, conte, pastel, marker, and dry point. Home assignments, a sketchbook, and some additional materials may be required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR10: Advanced Studio Painting
This course is designed for the advanced art student who is capable of an intense individualized program of instruction. Students will be using problem solving processes in response to various conceptual and creative challenges. Development of a portfolio based on the evaluation of personal work and career exploration will be included in the program of instruction. Media may include, but not be limited to, tempera, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, oil paint, and gouache. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR11: Advanced Studio Three Dimensional Design
This course provides an in-depth concentration and application of sculpture processes and composition problems. Exploring creative problem solving and developing personal imagery are approached through mastery of sculpture media, techniques, and assignments. Home assignments, a sketchbook, and some additional materials may be required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR12: Advanced Studio Visual Communications
This course is designed for the advanced art student who is capable of an intense individualized program of instruction. Students will be using the problem solving processes in response to various conceptual and creative challenges. Development of a portfolio based on the evaluation of personal work and career exploration will be included in the program of instruction. Media may include, but not limited to, graphite, charcoal, ink, conte, pastel, marker, watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, computer editing, paint or digital manipulation software. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR13: AP Studio Art Drawing
These are college level courses that are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art courses are not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year in one of two areas: Drawing, and/or 2D Design. The Drawing Portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues than can be addressed through a variety of means. The 2D Design Portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional design issues through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, illustration, painting, and printmaking. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR14: Three Dimensional Design
This course involves the study of a variety of sculptural forms and processes historically and culturally. A wide range of organic and inorganic media will be used to transition two-dimensional ideas and concepts into three-dimensional forms. The techniques include, but are not limited to, relief, freestanding, carving, casting, molding, and construction. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR15: Advanced Three Dimensional Design
This course provides an in-depth concentration and application of sculpture processes and composition problems. Exploring creative problem solving and developing personal imagery are approached through mastery of sculpture media, techniques, and assignments. Home assignments, a sketchbook, and some additional materials may be required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR16: AP Art History
This course is a college level course designed to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures and consider such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art. Students may take the College Board Advanced Placement Test at the completion of this course. Note: This course does not meet the Fine Arts requirement for graduation; all other art courses meet the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.
AR17: Visual Communications
Visual Communications builds on the basic knowledge acquired in drawing and painting to solve contemporary graphic design problems. Emphasis is placed on the conception, creation, and implementation of visual solutions to complex problems. Techniques and processes may include illustration, printmaking, digital imaging, multi-media, typography, and video. Students will be able to explore a variety of career areas using media specific to each. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR22: AP Studio Art 2D Design
These are college level courses that are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art courses are not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year in one of tow areas: Drawing, and/or 2D Design. The Drawing Portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues than can be addressed through a variety of means. The 2D Design Portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional design issues through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, illustration, painting, and printmaking. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
AR24: Advanced Photography
Advanced Photography provides an in-depth concentration and application of traditional photographic techniques. Students will move away from the traditional darkroom into alternative photographic processes and into the digital realm of image manipulation. Development of a portfolio based on the evaluation of personal work and career exploration will be included in the program of instruction. Students should have use of a 35mm camera and will be required to pay for film and developing expenses. If offered as a digital course, students should have access to a digital camera and will be required to pay for printing expenses. Home assignments and a sketchbook are required. Note: Students who successfully complete this course in a traditional darkroom experience may earn articulated credit at HCC. Not all schools offer the traditional darkroom experience. See your Art teacher for further information.Home assignments and a sketchbook are required.
AR25: AP Studio Art 3D Design
These are college level courses that are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art courses are not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The 3D Design Portfolio is intended to address sculptural issues through any three-dimensional approach, including, but not limited to, figurative or non-figurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, ceramics, three dimensional fiber arts, fashion, jewelry and body adornments, and time-based media. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DA18: Dance I
This course is an introductory movement course in the fundamentals of ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Each unit of study includes dance technique, history, and heath and injury prevention with further study of cultural and social dance forms. Students will have written/reading assignments, in-class evaluations, and a final exam. There are two required performances in the winter and spring dance concerts. No previous experience is necessary. Successful completion of this course earns one required Fine Arts credit.
DA19: Dance II
This course is offered to students who have successfully completed Dance I or by audition. Units of study include ballet, modern, and jazz techniques with further instruction in cultural and social forms, history, anatomy, improvisation, and composition. Students will have written/reading assignments, in-class evaluations, and a final exam. There are two required performances in a dance concert. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DA20: Dance III
This course continues the work in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop techniques. Students will continue to focus on the development of performance skills. Anatomy, dance history, improvisation, and composition will enrich the course of study. Students will choreograph, teach, and perform original works from a variety of genres. Students will have written/reading assignments, in-class evaluations, a midterm, and a final exam. There are two required performances in a dance concert. Admission to the course is by audition or successful completion of Dance II. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DA21: Dance IV
This course is an intermediate/advanced course offered to students interested in progressing to an advanced level and gaining more performance experiences. Further development in ballet, modern, jazz, and historical, cultural, social forms is correlated with a concentration on performance. Students will continue to have written/reading assignments, in-class evaluations, student/teacher assessments, a midterm, and final exam. Admission to this course is by audition or successful completion of Dance III. Students will perform throughout the year. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DA23: Dance Company Level I
This course is an advanced performance course offered to students in grades 10-12 who have been accepted through an audition. Advanced development in ballet, modern, and jazz correlate with a concentration on performance. Historical, cultural, and social dance forms will be included in history and criticism activities. Interdisciplinary work will be included in student projects. Students will continue to have written/reading assignments, in-class student and teacher evaluations, a midterm, and final exam. Weekly, evening rehearsals are required to prepare for upcoming concerts/assemblies. The performance group will perform in a variety of settings throughout the year that will require extra-curricular dedication from the student. There are three required performances in the winter, spring, and seminar dance concerts. Students may take this course more than one time.
DA26: Dance Company Level II
This course is an advanced performance course offered to students in grades 10-12 who have been accepted through an audition. Advanced development in ballet, modern, and jazz correlate with a concentration on performance. Historical, cultural, and social dance forms will be included in history and criticism activities. Interdisciplinary work will be included in student projects. Students will continue to have written/reading assignments, in-class student and teacher evaluations, a midterm, and final exam. Weekly, evening rehearsals are required to prepare for upcoming concerts/assemblies. The performance group will perform in a variety of settings throughout the year that will require extra-curricular dedication from the student. There are three required performances in the winter, spring, and seminar dance concerts. Students may take this course more than one time.
DA27: Dance Company Level III
This course is an advanced performance course offered to students in grades 10-12 who have been accepted through an audition. Advanced development in ballet, modern, and jazz correlate with a concentration on performance. Historical, cultural, and social dance forms will be included in history and criticism activities. Interdisciplinary work will be included in student projects. Students will continue to have written/reading assignments, in-class student and teacher evaluations, a midterm, and final exam. Weekly, evening rehearsals are required to prepare for upcoming concerts/assemblies. The performance group will perform in a variety of settings throughout the year that will require extra-curricular dedication from the student. There are three required performances in the winter, spring, and seminar dance concerts. Students may take this course more than one time.
DA28: Dance Company Level IV
This course is an advanced performance course offered to students in grades 10-12 who have been accepted through an audition. Advanced development in ballet, modern, and jazz correlate with a concentration on performance. Historical, cultural, and social dance forms will be included in history and criticism activities. Interdisciplinary work will be included in student projects. Students will continue to have written/reading assignments, in-class student and teacher evaluations, a midterm, and final exam. Weekly, evening rehearsals are required to prepare for upcoming concerts/assemblies. The performance group will perform in a variety of settings throughout the year that will require extra-curricular dedication from the student. There are three required performances in the winter, spring, and seminar dance concerts. Students may take this course more than one time.
DR12: Drama I
This course explores the various areas of dramatics in order to give an understanding and appreciation of the art form. Students will participate in pantomime, improvisation, directing, acting, and technical theater. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DR13: Drama II
This course provides serious drama students with an opportunity to apply their drama skills and to further their drama experience. Students will select and produce plays. Each student will have an opportunity to participate as an actor, director, and production worker. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
DR14: Drama III
This course expands the knowledge of drama skills and techniques developed in Drama II. Successful completion of this course earns one Fine Arts credit.
MU01: Chorus I
This course develops and refines fundamental vocal techniques including correct breathing, proper tone placement, and pure vowel pronunciation. Achievement of desired choral blend and balance of parts through application of proper singing skills is stressed. Skills in score reading are developed through rehearsal of music literature representative of a diversity of styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU02: Chorus II
This course develops and refines fundamental vocal techniques including correct breathing, proper tone placement, and pure vowel pronunciation. Achievement of desired choral blend and balance of parts through application of proper singing skills is stressed. Skills in score reading are developed through rehearsal of music literature representative of a diversity of styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU03: A Cappella Choir I
This course provides the opportunity to perform a wide variety of predominately a cappella literature of all periods and styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU04: Mens Chorus I
This course is designed for those male students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU05: Advanced Chorus l
This course emphasizes development of advanced vocal and choral skills and adds the performance of selected standard literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU06: Womens Chorus I
This course is designed for those female students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU07: Band I
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU08: General Band l
MU09: Concert Band l
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Concert band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU10: Orchestra I
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of orchestral literature. The student gains proficiency in the techniques of orchestral, ensemble, and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU11: Beginning Piano
This course is designed to allow the student to develop music reading skills and keyboard techniques at his or her own pace. It includes classroom instruction and individual and ensemble lab practice.
MU12: Advanced Piano
This self-paced program continues at each student's level of achievement and includes classroom instruction and lab practice.
MU13: Guitar Lab
This course provides the student an opportunity to learn basic guitar skills and techniques. The student will study various styles of music for the guitar.
MU14: Guitar Ensemble I
This course is open to students with previous experience in playing classical guitar. The emphasis is on performance and ensemble playing. Students play duets, trios, and quartets with other class members. Popular music using choral and melodic accompaniment is taught. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU15: Chamber Music l
This course is designed for the serious string, woodwind, or brass instrumental music student who desires advanced performance experience. It emphasizes expansion of knowledge and playing proficiency through in-depth study of chamber music literature. Concentration is on analysis of form and utilization of techniques and styles characteristic of the various periods of music history. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU16: Percussion Ensemble I
This course is designed for those students who wish to develop and improve their percussion instrument skills. Students are expected to learn to play various percussion instruments, to repair and maintain instruments properly, and to rehearse percussion music of various styles. The percussion ensemble serves as the percussion section of the concert band. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU17: Voice
This course is designed for the student who is interested in developing his or her voice through serious vocal study. A variety of literature and specific problems of vocal technique are discussed and analyzed.
MU20: Survey Of Twentieth Century Popular Music
MU21: Music Theory
In this course, the music student will learn concepts in music theory including detailed study and analysis.  It offers structured work in ear training, harmony, sight singing, and melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation.
MU22: Symphonic Band l
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of music. The student gains proficiency in techniques of ensemble and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU24: Jazz Ensemble I
This course is designed to teach the basic skills of jazz improvisation and ensemble performance. It is open to all instrumental students who possess at least average performance ability on their instrument. A variety of music is played, and time is devoted to listening to recordings of outstanding jazz artists and jazz bands. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU25: Band II
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU26: Madrigal Choir l
This course is a selective chamber ensemble made up of 8-16 students in grades 9-12. The course emphasizes the study of various styles of a cappella singing including: Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Folk and Art Song arrangements and other classical genres. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU28: AP Music Theory
In this course, the serious music student will learn advanced concepts in music theory including detailed study and analysis.  It offers structured work in ear training, harmony, sight singing, and melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation.
MU29: Orchestra II
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of orchestral literature. The student gains proficiency in the techniques of orchestral, ensemble, and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU30: Orchestra III
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of orchestral literature. The student gains proficiency in the techniques of orchestral, ensemble, and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU31: Orchestra IV
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of orchestral literature. The student gains proficiency in the techniques of orchestral, ensemble, and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU32: Guitar Ensemble II
This course is open to students with previous experience in playing classical guitar. The emphasis is on performance and ensemble playing. Students play duets, trios, and quartets with other class members. Popular music using choral and melodic accompaniment is taught. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU33: Guitar Ensemble III
This course is open to students with previous experience in playing classical guitar. The emphasis is on performance and ensemble playing. Students play duets, trios, and quartets with other class members. Popular music using choral and melodic accompaniment is taught. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU34: Jazz Ensemble II
This course is designed to teach the basic skills of jazz improvisation and ensemble performance. It is open to all instrumental students who possess at least average performance ability on their instrument. A variety of music is played, and time is devoted to listening to recordings of outstanding jazz artists and jazz bands. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU35: Jazz Ensemble III
This course is designed to teach the basic skills of jazz improvisation and ensemble performance. It is open to all instrumental students who possess at least average performance ability on their instrument. A variety of music is played, and time is devoted to listening to recordings of outstanding jazz artists and jazz bands. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU36: Jazz Ensemble IV
This course is designed to teach the basic skills of jazz improvisation and ensemble performance. It is open to all instrumental students who possess at least average performance ability on their instrument. A variety of music is played, and time is devoted to listening to recordings of outstanding jazz artists and jazz bands. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU37: Percussion Ensemble II
This course is designed for those students who wish to develop and improve their percussion instrument skills. Students are expected to learn to play various percussion instruments, to repair and maintain instruments properly, and to rehearse percussion music of various styles. The percussion ensemble serves as the percussion section of the concert band. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU38: Percussion Ensemble III
This course is designed for those students who wish to develop and improve their percussion instrument skills. Students are expected to learn to play various percussion instruments, to repair and maintain instruments properly, and to rehearse percussion music of various styles. The percussion ensemble serves as the percussion section of the concert band. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU39: Percussion Ensemble IV
This course is designed for those students who wish to develop and improve their percussion instrument skills. Students are expected to learn to play various percussion instruments, to repair and maintain instruments properly, and to rehearse percussion music of various styles. The percussion ensemble serves as the percussion section of the concert band. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU40: General Band II
MU41: General Band III
MU42: Concert Band II
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Concert band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU43: Concert Band III
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Concert band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU44: Concert Band IV
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Concert band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU45: Chamber Music II
This course is designed for the serious string, woodwind, or brass instrumental music student who desires advanced performance experience. It emphasizes expansion of knowledge and playing proficiency through in-depth study of chamber music literature. Concentration is on analysis of form and utilization of techniques and styles characteristic of the various periods of music history. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU46: Chamber Music III
This course is designed for the serious string, woodwind, or brass instrumental music student who desires advanced performance experience. It emphasizes expansion of knowledge and playing proficiency through in-depth study of chamber music literature. Concentration is on analysis of form and utilization of techniques and styles characteristic of the various period of music history. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU47: Chamber Music IV
This course is designed for the serious string, woodwind, or brass instrumental music student who desires advanced performance experience. It emphasizes expansion of knowledge and playing proficiency through in-depth study of chamber music literature. Concentration is on analysis of form and utilization of techniques and styles characteristic of the various period of music history. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU48: Symphonic Band II
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of music. The student gains proficiency in techniques of ensemble and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU49: Symphonic Band III
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of music. The student gains proficiency in techniques of ensemble and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU50: Symphonic Band IV
This course enhances instrumental skills and knowledge of music fundamentals by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of music. The student gains proficiency in techniques of ensemble and solo performance. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU51: Madrigal Choir II
This course is a selective chamber ensemble made up of 8-16 students in grades 9-12. The course emphasizes the study of various styles of a cappella singing including: Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Folk and Art Song arrangements and other classical genres. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU52: Madrigal Choir III
This course is a selective chamber ensemble made up of 8-16 students in grades 9-12. The course emphasizes the study of various styles of a cappella singing including: Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Folk and Art Song arrangements and other classical genres. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU55: A Cappella Choir II
This course provides the opportunity to perform a wide variety of predominately a cappella literature of all periods and styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU56: A Cappella Choir III
This course provides the opportunity to perform a wide variety of predominately a cappella literature of all periods and styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU57: Mens Chorus II
This course is designed for those male students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU58: Mens Chorus III
This course is designed for those male students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU59: Mens Chorus IV
This course is designed for those male students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU60: Womens Chorus II
This course is designed for those female students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU61: Womens Chorus III
This course is designed for those female students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU62: Womens Chorus IV
This course is designed for those female students who have a genuine interest in learning more about proper voice production, music reading, and choral singing. The selection of music will be varied in style and period. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU63: Advanced Chorus II
This course emphasizes development of advanced vocal and choral skills and adds the performance of selected standard literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU64: Advanced Chorus III
This course emphasizes development of advanced vocal and choral skills and adds the performance of selected standard literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU65: Music Technology I
This course is for the advanced music student or one who has a strong background in computer technology. Students will utilize music composition, audio production, and video editing software to create projects. Students will be encouraged to be creative and must be able to work in small groups as well as individually.
MU66: A Cappella Choir IV
This course provides the opportunity to perform a wide variety of predominately a cappella literature of all periods and styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU67: Advanced Chorus IV
This course emphasizes development of advanced vocal and choral skills and adds the performance of selected standard literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU68: Band III
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU69: Band IV
This course continues to develop instrumental skills and to increase knowledge of fundamentals of music. Band rehearses and performs all types and styles of band literature. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU70: General Band IV
MU71: Guitar Ensemble IV
This course is open to students with previous experience in playing classical guitar. The emphasis is on performance and ensemble playing. Students play duets, trios, and quartets with other class members. Popular music using choral and melodic accompaniment is taught. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU72: Madrigal Choir IV
This course is a selective chamber ensemble made up of 8-16 students in grades 9-12. The course emphasizes the study of various styles of a cappella singing including: Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Folk and Art Song arrangements and other classical genres. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances, which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU74: Chorus III
This course develops and refines fundamental vocal techniques including correct breathing, proper tone placement, and pure vowel pronunciation. Achievement of desired choral blend and balance of parts through application of proper singing skills is stressed. Skills in score reading are developed through rehearsal of music literature representative of a diversity of styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.
MU75: Chorus IV
This course develops and refines fundamental vocal techniques including correct breathing, proper tone placement, and pure vowel pronunciation. Achievement of desired choral blend and balance of parts through application of proper singing skills is stressed. Skills in score reading are developed through rehearsal of music literature representative of a diversity of styles. This is a performing organization requiring out-of-school time including evenings and possible weekends. Students taking this course must accept the responsibility of attending outside of school performances which are graded. Students may take this course more than one time.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences

FC01: Introduction To Food Preparation And Hospitality
This course introduces students to the food service and hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on basic food preparation techniques, safety and sanitation procedures, food service equipment, food composition, culinary math, customer relations, and career preparation. Students can begin to accrue hours to meet the 400-hour work-based learning experience (both paid and unpaid) requirement of the National ProStart Certification of Achievement. All students enrolled in this course must take the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation end-of-course exam (ProStart I). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC02: Advanced Food Preparation And Hospitality
This course is designed to prepare students to work in the food service and hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on creating menus, applying purchasing techniques, practicing inventory and cost controlling procedures and demonstrating advanced culinary skills. Students can continue to accrue hours to meet the 400-hour work-based learning experience requirement of the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement. All students enrolled in this course must take the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation end-of-course exam (ProStart II). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC03: Food And Hospitality Management
This course is designed to prepare students to perform managerial duties, quantity production, and practice service skills used in institutional, commercial, or self-owned food establishments or other food service industry occupations. Emphasis is placed on mass production, government regulations, kitchen safety and sanitation, commercial equipment, purchasing procedures, food presentation, maintaining forms and records, and career preparation. Students can continue to accrue hours to meet the 400-hour work-based learning experience requirement of the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement. All students enrolled in this course must take the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation food safety and sanitation certification exam (ServSafe). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC04: Food And Hospitality Practicum
This course prepares students for employment and advancement in the field of hospitality and food and beverage management or culinary/pastry arts. Emphasis is placed on applying academic, technical and workplace skills during industry-mentored work-based learning experiences. Students who have passed the ProStart I and II exams and have completed the 400-hour work-based learning experience requirement, will earn the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement and ServSafe certification are eligible to receive credit through the Stratford University under the articulation agreement. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC05: Clothing And Textiles
This course is designed to provide the basic skills in using the sewing machine and sewing equipment, buying and using patterns, making wise consumer decisions, practicing simple sewing techniques, studying properties of textiles, and planning and caring for wardrobes. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC09: Housing And Interior Design
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fields of housing, interior design, and the decorative arts. It will give the student a basic background in principles of design which can be used for further study in the field. It will also help to better meet future housing and design needs. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC10: Independent And Family Living
This course is designed to help young adults explore and analyze their role in the family, community and society. Decision-making techniques are emphasized through examination of personality development, interpersonal relationships, lifestyle choices and adjustments, family composition and function, resource management, and career exploration. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC11: Learning About Children
This course focuses on child development from conception through age eight. Students will explore how physical, emotional, social and intellectual development are fostered and hindered. Emphasis is placed on helping students understand how the knowledge of child growth and development, coupled with appropriate attitudes and skills, will help them develop positive parenting practices and increase self-understanding. A behavior contract will be required of all students working with young children. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC12: Working With Children I
This course is designed to give students the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences for organizing and implementing a program for preschool children. Emphasis is placed on developing learning activities and materials to be used in a child care program. Options and educational requirements for careers in child care and/or early childhood education are explored. A behavior contract will be required of all students working with young children. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC13: Working With Children II
This course is designed to prepare students for careers in child care and/or early childhood education. Students will continue to apply the principles and theories of child development while planning, teaching, and performing administrative duties in the child development laboratory. Emphasis is placed on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to work effectively with children, parents, and staff and the importance of ethics, professionalism, and continuing education in pursuing a career. A behavior contract will be required of all students working with young children. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC15: Consumer And Resource Management
This course is designed to explore resource management and consumer choices. Decision-making techniques will be emphasized in areas of personal finances, health, clothing, food, transportation, housing, leisure time, and employment. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FC17W: Human Growth And Development Through Adolescence
This course focuses on human development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues. Students explore special challenges to growth and development. Students will have opportunities for guided observation of children from birth through adolescence in a variety of settings to help students further understand theories of human development. Students will begin to develop the components of a working portfolio. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College, Towson University, Stevenson University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Coppin State University under the articulation agreements. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC18W: Teaching As A Profession
This course focuses on the profession of teaching - its history, purpose, issues, ethics, laws and regulations, roles, and qualifications. Emphasis is placed on identifying the current, historical, philosophical and social perspectives of American education, including trends and issues. Students will explore major approaches to human learning. Students will participate in guided observations and field experiences in multiple settings to help them assess their personal interest in pursuing careers in this field and to identify effective learning environments. Students will continue to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College, Towson University, Stevenson University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Coppin State University under the articulation agreements. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC19W: Foundations Of Curriculum And Instruction
This course explores curriculum delivery models in response to the developmental needs of all children. Emphasis is placed on the development of varied instructional materials and activities to promote learning, classroom management strategies, and a supportive classroom environment. Students will explore basic theories of motivation that increase learning. Students will participate in guided observations and field experiences to critique classroom lessons in preparation for developing and implementing their own. Students will continue to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College, Towson University, Stevenson University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Coppin State University under the articulation agreements. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.
FC21W: Teacher Academy Of Maryland Internship
The internship is the culminating course of the Teacher Academy of Maryland Program. Students will have an opportunity to integrate content and pedagogical knowledge in an educational area of interest. They will have an opportunity to extend and apply their knowledge about teaching in a classroom setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher. The students will complete their working portfolio and present it for critique. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College, Towson University, Stevenson University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, or Coppin State University under the articulation agreements. See your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for further information.

 

World Languages

FL01: French I
This course introduces listening, speaking, writing, and reading of French. Students are required to memorize and reproduce vocabulary, communicate orally in French, write with grammatical accuracy, and demonstrate an appreciation of the cultures of the French speaking world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Based on course grades and examination results, HCPS will award credit for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school. Credit awarded for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school will contribute toward the World Language graduation requirements.
FL02: French II
This course requires the student to attain a functional degree of communicative proficiency in each of the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammar are expanded through a combination of teacher-directed and student-produced oral and written activities. A continued emphasis is placed on the development of cultural awareness. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL03: French III
This course requires the student to attain a communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through independent and group interactions. The course includes a more advanced study of the vocabulary and structure of the language, as well as a study of history, using short literary selections in addition to authentic materials. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL04W: French IV
This course promotes the continued understanding and refinement of the linguistic, cultural, historical, and literary features associated with the acquisition of the French language. It is expected that the student will communicate primarily in the target language. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL06: AP French Language and Culture
This is a college level course designed to provide students with an ability to not only communicate in the French language, but also to understand the linguistic patterns of the language via an array of prescribed AP reading selections. Students will further their understanding of the French language through additional oral and writing activities. Students may take the College Board Advanced Placement Test at the completion of the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL07: Spanish I
This course introduces the student to the listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Students are required to memorize and reproduce vocabulary, to communicate orally in Spanish, to write with grammatical accuracy, and to demonstrate an appreciation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Based on course grades and examination results, HCPS will award credit for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school. Credit awarded for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school will contribute toward the World Language graduation requirements.
FL08: Spanish II
This course encourages the student to attain a functional degree of communicative proficiency in each of the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammar are expanded through a combination of teacher-directed and student-produced oral and written activities. A continued emphasis is placed on the development of cultural awareness throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL09: Spanish III
This course promotes and encourages the student attainment of communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through independent and group interactions. The course includes a more advanced study of the vocabulary and structure of the language, as well as a study of history, short literary selections, and authentic cultural awareness activities relevant to the Spanish-speaking world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL10W: Spanish IV
This course promotes the continued understanding and refinement of the linguistic, cultural, historical and literary features associated with the acquisition of the Spanish language, and the Spanish-speaking cultures. It is expected that the student will communicate primarily in the target language. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL11: AP Spanish Literature and Culture
This college level course is designed to provide students with an introduction to literature written in Spanish. The course introduces students to the formal study of a representative body of texts from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature. The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in Spanish across the three modes of communication and the five goal area outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Students may take the College Board Advanced Placement Test at the completion of the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL12: AP Spanish Language and Culture
This college level course is designed to provide students with an ability to not only communicate in the Spanish language, but also to understand the linguistic patterns of the language via an array of prescribed AP reading selections. Students will further their understanding of the Spanish language through additional oral and writing activities. Students may take the College Board Advanced Placement Test at the completion of the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL13: German I
This course introduces the student to the listening, speaking, writing, and reading of German. Students are required to memorize and reproduce vocabulary, to communicate orally in German, to write with grammatical accuracy, and to demonstrate an appreciation of the target culture's geography and culture. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Based on course grades and examination results, HCPS will award credit for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school. Credit awarded for completion of French I, German I, and Spanish I in middle school will contribute toward the World Language graduation requirements.
FL14: German II
This course requires the student to attain a functional degree of communicative proficiency in each of the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammar are expanded through a combination of teacher-directed and student-produced oral and written activities. A continued emphasis is placed on the development of cultural awareness. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL15: German III
This course requires the student to attain a communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through independent and group interactions. The course includes a more advanced study of the vocabulary and structure of the language, as well as a study of history, short literary selections in addition to authentic materials. The German language will be used for personal enjoyment, enrichment, and for the development of an appreciation of German culture. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL16W: German IV
This course promotes the continued understanding and refinement of the linguistic, cultural, historical, and literary features associated with the acquisition of the language. It is expected that the student will communicate primarily in the target language. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL18: AP German Language and Culture
This college level course is designed to provide students with an ability to not only communicate in the German language, but to also understand the linguistic patterns of the language via an array of prescribed AP reading selections. Students will further their understanding of the German language through additional oral and writing activities. Students may take the College Board Advanced Placement Test at the completion of the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
FL40: Arabic I

 

Health

HE01: Health
This course focuses on wellness, mental health, healthy living, assimilated substances, and disease prevention and control. Also included in the health curriculum are units requiring parental permission on teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, personal body safety, and HIV/AIDS. Alternate units are offered to students without parent consent forms. Instruction provides students opportunities to apply content knowledge to skills such as goal setting, analyzing influences, decision making, communication and self management. Successful completion of this course earns the one-half required Health credit.
HE02: Advanced Health
This course is designed for high school students who have an interest and desire to learn more about the health concepts introduced in ninth grade Health. Students will engage in the study of the human body including; physiology, nutrition, physical fitness, disease, mental health/stress management, substance use and abuse, and the life cycle. This course will provide students with a base of knowledge to explore careers associated with health. Successful completion of this course earns one Health credit.
HE03: Public Health
This course is designed for high school students who have an interest and desire to learn more about public health as the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, research of disease and injuries, and the promotion of wellness. This course will focus on; administration and management, environmental health, maternal health, international and global health, biostatistics, laws, and epidemiology. Successful completion of this course earns one Health credit.

 

Mathematics*

EL95: Geometry Seminar
This course is paired with a MA04 Geometry with Seminar course meeting on the alternate day to provide additional support for students. Successful completion of the seminar course earns one elective credit.
EL96: Algebra II Seminar
This course is paired with an MA07 Algebra II with Seminar course meeting on the alternate day to provide additional support for students. Successful completion of the seminar course earns one elective credit.
MA01: Introduction To Algebra
This course provides additional time for students to master half of the Algebra I standards, including working with function families, graphs of equations and inequalities, sequences and exponential functions, systems of equations and inequalities, graphs of quadratic equations, and problem solving. In high school, there are two options to fulfill the Algebra I course requirement for graduation: enrolling in both Introduction to Algebra and Algebra I semester courses or enrolling in Algebra I as a year-long course. Applications of algebra to real-life situations are infused into the course. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA02: Algebra I
This year-long course meets on alternating days and is designed to address the Algebra I standards, including work with function families, graphs of functions, sequences and exponential functions, quadratic functions, polynomial expressions, data analysis, mathematical models, problem solving, and applications of algebra to real-life situations. In high school, there are two options to fulfill the Algebra I course requirement for graduation:  enrolling in both Introduction to Algebra and Algebra I semester courses or enrolling in Algebra I as a year-long course. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA04: Geometry
This year-long course meets on alternating days and includes the study of geometry in two and three dimensions, synthetic geometry, and algebraic geometry. Emphasis is placed on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and applications of geometry to real-life situations. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA04: Geometry With Seminar
This year-long course meets on alternating days and includes the study of geometry in two and three dimensions, synthetic geometry, and algebraic geometry. Emphasis is placed on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and applications of geometry to real-life situations. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA07W: Honors Algebra II
This year-long course meets on alternating days and follows the same structure as Algebra II with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace which allows for the advanced study of some algebraic topics. Honors Algebra II incorporates project opportunities for students to refine and strengthen their understanding of mathematics at an advanced level. Students are expected to manage independent work, collaborate with others, and fully participate in project-based learning and class discussions. Successful completion of this course earns one required mathematics credit.
MA07: Algebra II
This year-long course meets on alternating days and presents topics such as complex numbers, quadratics, conic sections, polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions, statistics and probability. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.
MA07: Algebra II With Seminar
This year-long course meets on alternating days and presents topics such as complex numbers, quadratics, conic sections, polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions, statistics and probability. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation. Note: This course is paired with a seminar course, EL96 Algebra II Seminar, meeting on the alternate day to provide additional support for students. Successful completion of the seminar course earns one elective credit.
MA09W: Honors Trigonometry
This course emphasizes trigonometric ratios and their applications, complex numbers, functions statistics, probability, sequences, and series. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA10W: Honors Precalculus
This course enhances topics taught in Trigonometry, as well as presents additional topics in the area of discrete mathematics. Emphasis is placed on functions, trigonometry, limits, logic, sequences, induction, combinations, and an introduction to the basic ideas of calculus. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA11: Consumer Mathematics
This course reviews advanced algebra topics and their real-world applications.  Students explore a variety of problem-solving strategies, use mathematics to model problem situations, and communicate solutions using precise mathematical language.  This course is limited to seniors only, who did not meet the College and Career Ready mathematics expectations prior to the senior year. This course must be taken in conjunction with another mathematics course that fulfills the College and Career Ready expectations for mathematics. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.
MA13: AP Calculus AB
This college level course will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB. Both differential and integral calculus provide the background for topics which students will encounter in college calculus. Topics such as derivatives, integrals, and limits are explored. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.
MA14: AP Calculus BC
This college level course will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement test in Calculus BC. Students will extend and refine their understanding of derivatives, integrals, and limits. Polynomial approximations and series will be included in the course. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.
MA15: Statistics
This course emphasizes foundational concepts and methods of statistical analysis. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and linear correlations and regressions. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.
MA16: AP Statistics
This college level course will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Statistics. The topics for AP Statistics are divided into four major themes: exploratory analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA17: AP Computer Science A
This college level computer programming course is designed to prepare students for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Computer Science. JAVA computer language will be used exclusively. This course does not meet University System of Maryland undergraduate core content proficiency requirements for admission. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA18W: Algorithm Development for Applications
This advanced level programming course extends student understanding of code emphasizing computational thinking by teaching students concrete computer algorithms. Students learn languages, such as Python, C++, and C#, to think like a computer scientist in mastering the fundamentals of design and analysis of algorithms. This course does not meet University System of Maryland undergraduate core content proficiency requirements for admission. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.
MA27: HCC Trans Math 021 022 023
This year-long course provides students with an opportunity to extend and refine their understanding of algebra in preparation for enrollment in credit-bearing college level mathematics courses and is aligned with Harford Community College non-credit bearing mathematics courses MA021, MA022, and MA023. Topics include polynomial and rational expressions, factoring polynomials, interpreting and modeling linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, reasoning with equations and inequalities, and systems of equations. Each student enrolled in the course will complete a Harford Community College application, complete the Accuplacer assessment, and register for Harford Community College course MA021. Students who earn a "C" or better in MA021 will be permitted to enroll in subsequent Harford Community College transitional studies mathematics courses. This course does not meet University System of Maryland undergraduate core content proficiency requirements for admission. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation. IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION – HCPS/HCC Dual Enrollment Mathematics
MA38W: Differential Equations
This college level course provides the student with an introduction to fundamentals of ordinary differential equations, including first order differential equations and high order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and applications.
MA99W: Calculus III
This advanced level course will prepare students to solve problems related to vectors, vector functions, space curves, three-dimensional coordinate systems, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals using critical thinking, communication and computational skills. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.

 

Physical Education

PE01: Foundations Of Fitness And Physical Activity
This course focuses on fundamental and current topics in the field of physical fitness. It supports and encourages students to develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, and to understand the significance of lifestyle on one's health and fitness. Successful completion of this course earns one-half required PE credit.
PE02: Physical Education 10 12
This course is designed to allow students to build on their knowledge and skills learned in the Foundations of Fitness and Physical Activity course and offers a wide variety of activities based on an elective program. Students will further their understanding of fitness concepts while having the opportunity to experience lifetime sports, individual sports, and team and recreational games. Successful completion of this course earns one PE credit.
PE03: Wellness Walking
This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to apply fitness concepts to improve their fitness level through a low impact aerobic workout. Pacing, mileage, walking techniques and MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) time will be stressed daily. Safety information, nutrition, hot/cold weather exercise, as well as health-related issues will be discussed in class. Successful completion of this course earns half required PE credit.
PE04: Exerobics
This course is designed for the student who wants to experience and benefit from a variety of structured workouts to improve health and skill related fitness components. Students will expand and apply their knowledge of fitness concepts covered in the Foundations of Fitness and Physical Activity course by applying them to daily workouts and the development of an individualized goal driven workout plan. Successful completion of this course earns one required PE credit.
PE06: Weight Training l
This course offers the fundamentals of weight training, circuit training, and individual physical fitness conditioning. The student will utilize the weight room to progress through a general fitness lifting plan that focuses on lifting technique. As students become familiar with different lifts and basic weight training concepts, they will begin to develop an individualized program to meet his or her muscular strength fitness goals. Successful completion of this course earns one-half required PE credit.
PE07: Weight Toning
This course offers the fundamentals of weight training, circuit training, and individual physical fitness conditioning. The student will apply fitness concepts to develop an individual program to meet his or her personal goals with emphasis on enhancing body composition, muscular endurance and overall fitness. Successful completion of this course earns one-half required PE credit.
PE09: Individual Lifetime Fitness Activities
This course is designed to develop an awareness of different types of activity to provide health-enhancing levels of physical fitness. Students will experience lifetime activities (i.e. archery, golf, tennis) that are needed for an active lifestyle. Successful completion of this course earns one-half required PE credit.

 

Science*

SC01W: Honors Earth and Enviornmental Systems
This course follows the same structure as Earth and Environmental Systems with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and advanced study of select physical science topics. Honors Earth and Environmental Systems incorporates more complex and sophisticated project and lab-based experiences. Students are expected to manage independent work and function in an environment which requires a greater degree of scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required science credit.
SC01: Earth and Environmental Systems
This course explores the core topics associated with Earth and space systems, Earth history, weather and climate, and human sustainability. Connections to the biological and physical sciences are made to allow for an in-depth study of phenomena central to the earth sciences. In addition to lab experiences, on and off campus field trips are incorporated into the course. Successful completion of this course earns one required science credit.
SC02W: Honors Biology
This course follows the same structure as Biology with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and advanced study of select biological topics. Honors Biology incorporates more complex and sophisticated project and lab-based experiences. Students are expected to manage independent work and function in an environment which requires a greater degree of scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SC02: Biology
This course explores the core topics associated with structure and function, the inheritance and variation of traits, matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems, interdependent relationships in ecosystems, and natural selection and evolution. The relationships between key biological and earth science principles are also featured, including Earth history and Earth and human activity. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SC03: AP Biology
This college level course is designed to include the study of vertebrate anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, and general plant biology. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC04W: Honors Chemistry
This course follows the same structure as Chemistry with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and advanced study of select Chemistry topics. Honors Chemistry incorporates more complex and sophisticated project and lab-based experiences. Students are expected to manage independent work and function in an environment which requires a greater degree of scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required science credit.
SC04: Chemistry
This course explores the core topics associated with the properties and structure of matter, chemical reactions and systems, and energy. The relationships between key chemical and earth science principles are also featured, including weather and climate, Earth and human activity, and space systems. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SC05: AP Chemistry
This college level course will differ from a first-year chemistry course with respect to the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations, the mathematical formulation of principles, and the variety of laboratory work. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC06W: Honors Physics
This course follows the same structure as Physics with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and advanced study of select Physics topics. Honors Physics incorporates more complex and sophisticated project and lab-based experiences. Students are expected to manage independent work and function in an environment which requires a greater degree of scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required science credit.
SC06: Physics
This course explores the core topics associated with forces and interactions, energy, and waves and their technological applications. The relationships between key physical and earth science principles are also featured, including plate tectonics and space systems. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SC08: Environmental Science I
This course is the study of the relationships between living things and their environment. Origins and solutions of environmental problems will be investigated using laboratory and field studies. Topics of study include ecosystems, interaction of flora and fauna, population dynamics, air and water quality, resource management, waste management and other environmental issues, and the decision-making process. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC09: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Science
This course will explore current environmental issues through the context of the Chesapeake Bay and will offer several citizen science opportunities. Topics of study include Chesapeake Bay ecology, ecological and biological diversity, water quality, land use, and issues and actions. In addition to lab experiences, on and off campus field trips are incorporated to allow for the in-depth study of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Successful completion of this course earns one required science credit.
SC10: AP Environmental Science
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college course in environmental science. Topics include the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the natural world and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine the alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. This will be a rigorous science course with a lab component that will emphasize field studies. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC12W: Microbiology
This course is designed for those students interested in biological careers. Basic microbiological techniques, culturing, and roles of microorganisms will be investigated. General genetics and concepts of immunology will also be studied. Much time will be devoted to laboratory skill development. Successful completion of this course earns one science credit.
SC13W: Anatomy And Physiology
This course is designed for students interested in future studies in the biological sciences or the medical fields. This course extends the ideas and concepts of general biology emphasizing mammalian structure and function with application to the human body. The dissection of preserved specimens is part of the overall instructional experience. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC14W: Biochemistry
This course is designed for students interested in future studies in scientific areas. In one semester the basic principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry is addressed. The second semester involves a study of animal morphology, physiology, and vertebrate anatomy with a special emphasis on mammalian anatomy. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC15: Marine Science
This semester course provides instruction on chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes, streams, bays, and oceans. Topics of study include aquatic topography, the effects of salinity, pressure, light, temperature, and currents on aquatic organisms, game fish, and the ecology and management of ponds and streams for game fish. The dissection of preserved specimens is part of the overall instructional experience. Successful completion of this course earns one-half Science credit.
SC16: Astronomy
This semester course traces the development of astronomical thought from constellations to quasars. Areas explored include the earth-moon systems, the solar systems, the sun, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Through the use of the planetarium and laboratory experiences, students make observations, conduct physical experiments, and interpret data gathered by scientists. Successful completion of this course earns one-half Science credit.
SC17W: Zoology
This semester course is designed to give students a broad overview of both vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, with special emphasis on slide preparation and anatomical comparison. Cellular organization, chemical control, and biochemical aspects are the major topics of study. The dissection of preserved specimens is part of the overall instructional experience. Successful completion of this course earns one-half Science credit.
SC18: Botany
This semester course includes a detailed physiognomic study of the plant kingdom including morphological, anatomical, and physiological characteristics. Emphasis is placed upon the relationships between the major divisions of plants and the environment. Human dependence upon plants will be stressed, as well as ecological considerations. Successful completion of this course earns one-half Science credit.
SC21W: Forensic Science
This course introduces students to the scientific principles and laboratory procedures used to collect, process, and analyze physical and biological evidence during the investigation of a crime. The application and interaction of science to the justice system is part of the overall course. Successful completion of this course earns one science credit.
SC28: AP Physics C: Mechanics
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year, calculus-based college physics course. Topics of study include mechanics, electricity, and magnetism. This course prepares students for the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC60: AP Physics 1
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. Topics include Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum), work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, and electric circuits. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit and prepares students for the College Board Advanced Placement Test.
SC61: AP Physics 2
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. Topics include fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit and prepares students for the College Board Advanced Placement Test.
SC62: Geohazards Engineering
This project-based course examines the interaction between extreme geologic phenomena and humans. Topics include the geologic and engineering processes involved in analyzing and reducing hazards related to phenomena such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, and floods. The course will culminate with a team project designed to showcase a variety of science and engineering practices. Successful completion of this course earns one Science credit.
SC64W: Honors Integrated Physics and Chemistry
This course follows the same structure as Integrated Physics and Chemistry with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and advanced study of select physical science topics. Honors Integrated Physics and Chemistry incorporates more complex and sophisticated project and lab-based experiences. Students are expected to manage independent work and function in an environment which requires a greater degree of scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SC64: Integrated Physics and Chemistry
This course provides opportunities for students to engage in the investigation and application of the Physical Sciences to include both Chemistry and Physics. The blended nature of this course emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of science and its role in answering questions about the natural and designed world. Chemistry and Physics concepts are investigated through laboratory experiences designed to promote and develop appropriate skills in scientific inquiry. Successful completion of this course earns one required Science credit.
SE01: English I Resource
SE02: English II Resource
SE03: English III Resource
SE04: English IV Resource
SE05: Functional English I
SE06: Functional English II
SE07: Functional English III
SE08: Functional English IV
SE10: Functional Career Exploration
SE11: Functional Career Development
SE13: Applied Math I Resource
SE14: Algebraic Concepts Resource 1A
SE15: Functional Mathematics I
SE16: Functional Mathematics II
SE17: Functional Mathematics III
SE18: Functional Mathematics IV
SE21: Earth Science Resource
SE22: Environmental Science Resource
SE23: US History Resource
SE24: World History Resource
SE25: American Government Resource
SE25: Social Studies Resource I
SE26: Social Studies Resource II
SE27: Social Studies Resource III
SE28: Social Studies Resource IV
SE29: Study Skills I
SE30: Study Skills II
SE31: Study Skills III
SE32: Study Skills IV
SE33: Work Experience Special Needs
SE40: SS Career Explor and Develop I
SE41: SS Career Explor and Develop II
SE42: SS Career Explor and Develop III
SE43: SS Career Explor and Develop IV
SE70: Functional Science I
SE71: Functional Science II
SE72: Functional Science III
SE73: Functional Science IV
SE99: Independent Study

 

Social Studies*

SS01W: Honors American Government
This course requires students to engage in intensive study of the concepts of responsibility, authority, justice, and political participation as they relate to the form and function of government. Students will be expected to complete more detailed writing, research projects, and activities requiring collaborative and critical thinking beyond that of a standard government course. Students are required to take the state assessment in American Government. Successful completion of this course earns one required Government credit.
SS01: American Government
This course requires students to study the concepts of responsibility, authority, justice, and participation as they relate to the form and function of government. Students are also required to take the state assessment in Government. Successful completion of this course earns one required Government credit.
SS02: World History
This course focuses on the Renaissance period to the present. The student studies the people and events that have shaped our world since the early Middle Ages and culminates with a study of the twentieth century. Successful completion of this course earns one required World History credit.
SS03: AP World History
This college level course provides students with an in-depth examination of the cultural, institutional, and technological factors that have influenced human society in the past one thousand years. This course examines the accomplishments and global impact of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. At the completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required World History credit.
SS04: AP European History
This college level course involves a study of the changes in the political, diplomatic, international, cultural, societal, and economic make up of Europe from 1450 to the present. At the completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required World History credit.
SS05: US History
This course will cover the period of United States history from 1865 to the present. It is designed to increase student understanding of how the nation grew in power and prestige throughout the last 125 years. Successful completion of this course earns one required United States History credit.
SS06: AP US History
This college level course is an in-depth study of American history from 1780 to the present. At the completion of this course, students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required United States History credit.
SS07: AP American Government Politics
This college level course is designed to give students a critical perspective on politics and government in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. At the completion of this course students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required Government credit.
SS09: AP Psychology
This college level course involves a detailed study of all the major subfields of psychology. Topics include History and Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Human Development, Personality, Testing, Abnormal Behavior, and Therapy and Social Psychology. Major emphasis is placed on reading, writing, analysis, experiments, demonstrations, and discussion. At the completion of this course students are eligible and encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS10: African American History
This course includes an examination of the African backgrounds from which stem the heritage of African Americans in America. It traces the exploitation of African Americans as they were brought from Africa to America and the history of African Americans up to the present time. Emphasis is placed upon contributions made by African Americans in art, music, literature, sports, entertainment, business, government, education, science, and law. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS11: Contemporary Issues
This course allows students to examine current issues, events, and themes relevant to four areas of study: Foreign Policy and National Security, Economics, Political Issues, and Social Issues. Students will employ a variety of social studies skills, including reading, writing, research, and decision-making in making analytical connections with content in the four domains. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit.
SS12: Psychology
This course provides an overview to the discipline of psychology. Course content will include psychological methods, intelligence and testing, learning, social psychology, and biological influences on behavior. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS13: Sociology
This course investigates the study of human interaction, social institutions, and fundamental social processes. Topics include the problems of deviant behavior and social adjustment, patterns of cooperation, competition and conflict, juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, and the family structure. Successful completion of this class earns one credit.
SS14: Law In America
This course involves the study of the different ways the law significantly affects the life of an individual. It also develops a basic understanding of how law is a standard of conduct, which attempts to regulate interaction among individuals and their relationship to government. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS15: Economics
This course acquaints students with basic economic theories and is accomplished through a realistic study of economic principles, combined with an inquiry into those situations that the student will face as a member of society. Topics include scarcity of resources, business organizations, money and banking, the stock market, labor trends, and foreign trade. Successful completion of this class earns one credit.
SS16: World Geography
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine concepts, theories, and issues in major fields of geographic study such as physical, cultural, and economic geography. Students will apply geographic theory and process in analyzing issues affecting various world regions, individually and collectively. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS17: Student Service Learning
This course is an independent study experience with the teacher acting as a facilitator. This program will provide students the opportunity to perform useful service and to learn from the experience of service. Students engaged in this course will be involved in a process that incorporates awareness, involvement, and reflection with experiences that will benefit society and promote citizenship as well as personal development. This course meets the state graduation requirement for student service. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS21: AP Human Geography
This college-level course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. At the completion of the course students are eligible to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS22: Archeology
This course allows students to experience the work of an archaeologist through application of classroom work to field experiences. Students are exposed to historical evidence and contemporary techniques associated with the work of an archaeologist. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS23: AP Comparative Government
This course introduces fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available instructional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate the importance of global political and economic changes. Students can expect to use comparative political concepts, themes, and generalizations to examine the governments and politics of China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. At the completion of this course students are eligible and encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS30W: College Sociology
This course involves college-level study of the field of Sociology. The student studies the people, theories, and concepts that would be included in an introductory level college course. At the completion of the course, students are eligible to take the College Level Examination (CLEP) assessment in Sociology. This College board create assessment provides students the opportunity, with the achievement of the minimum score to earn three college credits transferable to colleges and universities throughout the United States.
SS34: AP Microeconomics
This course allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. At the completion of this course students are eligible and encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
SS35: AP Macroeconomics
The course allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. At the completion of this course students are eligible and encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.

 

Technology Education

CT72: Interactive Media
TE05: Foundations Of Technology
This course is designed for students to learn about the nature of technology, the impacts of technology on society, the engineering design and development process, the core technologies, and the technologies of the designed world. Students focus on the integration of technology, science, and mathematics to create solutions to problems associated with the major enterprises that produce the goods and services of the designed world. Problem solving experiences will center on the use of tools, machines, and materials to design and construct models, devices, and products that creatively solve complex technological problems. Foundations of Technology has been designated as a course for all students in Harford County Public Schools as part of the Maryland State Department of Education's Technology Education graduation requirement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
TE10: Technological Design
This course will investigate the engineering scope, content, and professional practices are presented through practical applications. Students apply technology, science, and mathematic concepts and skills to solve engineering design problems and innovate designs. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. This course contributes to the student's capacity to understand how technology's development, control, and use are based on design constraints and human wants and needs. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
TE11: Advanced Design Applications
This course consists of four units that include Manufacturing, Energy and Power, Construction and Transportation. The Manufacturing Unit examines the advances that maintain manufacturing efficiency, how human consumption affects manufacturing, how manufacturing affects the standard of living of various peoples and how processing and changing raw materials can produce more desirable products. The Construction Unit examines a number of the factors influencing the design and construction of permanent and semi-permanent structures, the practices related to construction maintenance, alteration, and renovation, and the functions of the primary systems installed in those structures. The Energy and Power Unit explores the relationship between energy and power technologies and all other technologies, and how modern energy and power systems impact cultures, societies, and the environment. The Transportation Unit examines the complex networks of interconnected subsystems that each transportation system comprises and the roles of these components in the overall functional process of the system. It also analyzes of the improvements and the impacts of transportation technologies on the environment, society, and culture. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
TE12: Advanced Technological Applications
This course studies the four components of the Designed World: Information and Communication Technologies, Medical Technologies, Agriculture and Biotechnologies, and Entertainment/Recreation Technologies. The Information and Communication Unit examines how technology facilitates the gathering, manipulation, storage, and transmission of data, and how this data can be used to create useful products. It also provides students with opportunities for developing communication systems that can solve technological problems. The Medical Unit provides an analysis of how medical technologies are used to increase the quality and length of human life, and how increased use of technology carries potential consequences, which require public debate. The Agriculture and Biotechnologies Unit explores how agricultural technologies provide increased crop yields and allow adaptation to changing and harsh environments, enabling the growth of plants and animals for various uses. It also offers an analysis of the various uses of biotechnology and the ethical considerations of those uses. The Entertainment and Recreation Unit provides a study of technological entertainment and recreation systems, with an examination of the differences between these technologies, of how their use enhances human leisure-time performance, and of the social, cultural, and environmental implications of their usage. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
TE34: Introduction To Engineering Design PLTW
This course emphasizes the development of a design. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer's notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course satisfies the technology education requirement normally met with Foundations of Technology. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
TE40: AP Computer Science Principles
This Advanced Placement course will introduce students to the essential ideas of computer science and show how computing and technology can influence the world around us. Students will be introduced to the central idea of computer science, instilling the idea of computational thinking in addition to understanding how computing changes the world. Students will have the opportunity to creatively address real-world issues and concerns while using the same processes and tools as artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers to bring ideas to life. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: AP Computer Science Principles has been designated as a course for all students in Harford County Public Schools as part of the Maryland State Department of Education's Technology Education graduation requirement.