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Course Descriptions

 

AGRICULTURE COURSES

5088                   Agricultural Mechanization 1
                             Agricultural Mechanization 2 

These courses are designed to give students basic skills involving metalworking, small engines, plumbing, electricity, and the use of tools related to agricultural equipment and building repair.  A heavy emphasis is put on learning safety skills before going into the shop to actually perform shop tasks in a hands-on setting.  During the second semester, students will have time to work on their own projects as approved by the teacher.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade: 11-12                                                                                        Prerequisite: None                                                 Full Year:  2 credits

 

5056       Fundamentals of Agricultural Science and Business
This course is an introduction to all other courses in the agriculture program and should be taken first.  Students will learn about all aspects of agriculture such as animal science, landscaping, wildlife and natural resources, food science, agricultural mechanics, and more.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade Level:  9 – 12                                                                             Prerequisite:  None                                              Full Year:  2 credits

 

5132                       Horticulture
Students in this course will spend a great deal of time engaged in hands-on activities, mostly in the greenhouse and possibly doing landscape projects.  This is definitely a class for students who don't mind getting their hands dirty.  Students will learn about how plants grow, how to manage a greenhouse/landscape business, and how to trouble shoot plant related problems while growing plants for themselves and for a spring plant sale.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade Level:   10-12                                                                         Prerequisite: Fund of Ag                                         Full Year:  2 credits

 

5008                       Animal Science (offered every other year)
Students in this class will learn about animal care and production.  Students decide early in the school year if they wish to focus on farm animals, companion animals, exotics, etc. as a class.   Most of the first semester is spent learning about animal body systems and how they work.  Most of the second semester deals with the animals themselves and how they are raised and cared for.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade Level:  9 – 12                                                                             Prerequisite:  None                                              Full Year:  2 credits

 

5180                       Natural Resource Management
This course is designed for the student with a love for the outdoors.  Students will learn about wildlife animals and their habitats, conservation of soil and water, and issues surrounding the environment and outdoor recreation.  Students should be willing to work outdoors throughout the year as the need arises.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade: 10-12                                                                                             Prerequisite:  None                                            Full Year: 2 credits

 

5170                    Plant and Soil Science (offered every other year)
Students will participate in a variety of lab and greenhouse activities as they learn how plants work.  There will be some greenhouse time as in the horticulture class, but there will be more focus on the science behind how plants live and grow.  Students will also learn about production agriculture through involvement in our 40 acre land lab and hands-on activities such as soil evaluation.  FFA membership is encouraged.
Grade Level:  9 – 12                                                                                 Prerequisite: None                                               Full Year:  2 credits

 

BUSINESS COURSES

4524                       Accounting
This course is an entry-level business finance course that introduces principles and procedures for proprietorships and partnerships using double entry accounting with emphasis on accounting principles as they relate to both manual and automated financial systems.  This course will involve analyzing and recording business transactions and preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision-making.
Grade: 10-12                                                                                                     Prerequisite:  None                                             Full Year:  2 credits

 

4522                       Accounting 2
This course is an advanced level business finance course that will expand upon the principles and procedures leaned in Accounting.  Emphasis will be placed on the managerial accounting of corporations using more in-depth analysis of financial statements.  Instructional strategies may include the use of computers, projects, simulations, and real world experiences to apply accounting theories and generate reports.  
Grade: 11-12                                                                                                      Prerequisite: Accounting                                    Full Year: 2 credits

 

4562                       Principles of Business Management
Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem solving steps and processes that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human and financial resources is emphasized.
Grade 11-12                                                                                                           Prerequisite:  None                                              Full Year:  2 credits

 

4512                 Business Math
This course is a one-year business course designed to develop the ability to solve real world problems in order to become productive citizens and workers in technological society.  Areas of study to be introduced are number relationships and operations; patterns and algebra; measurements, and statistics and probability.  Problem solving applications will be used to analyze and solve business problems for such areas as taxation, savings and investments, payroll records, cash management, financial statements, purchases, sales, inventory records, and depreciation.  Included in this course will be personal finance planning, financial services, budgeting, investments, and insurance protection; credit management, consumer purchases, rights and responsibilities, and decision making skills for all aspects of life as consumers, producers, entrepreneurs, and economic citizens.
Grade:  11-12                                                                                                            Prerequisite:  None                                            Full Year:  2 credits

 

*May use for graduation credit in Math – not a Core 40 class

5254                       Career Planning and Success Skills
This course is designed to address the essential knowledge, skill, and behaviors all students need to live successfully in today’s world.  In this course, students will explore career goals, make 4-year plans, research job opportunities and study the labor market, job search, make out applications, resumes, and do mock interviews.  Instructional strategies will include career research, job shadowing, field trips, projects, computers, and community service experiences.
Grade: 9 required                                                                                                       Prerequisite:  None                                          One semester: 1 credit
 

4530                    Computer Applications
This course is designed to provide the background a student should have in order to understand Microsoft Word applications. The course will provide lab sessions, which will give the student practice in the use of Microsoft Word.  Students will develop document formatting skills during the second semester.  Communication skills will be developed and enhanced through the preparation and formatting of documents. 
Grade: 9  required                                                                                                      Prerequisite: None                                             One semester:  1 credit

 

4528                       Computer Applications, Advanced
This course is designed to provide the background a student should have in order to understand Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Access, and Publisher and their use in business.  The curse will provide lab sessions, which will give the student practice in the use of the various software applications.
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: Comp Apps                                                                                                          Full Year: 2 credits

 

5244                       Business Technology Lab I  (Advanced Computer Applications)
This course is designed to continue the background a student should have in order to understand advanced software applications and their use in business.  Particular emphasis is placed on the use of Microsoft Office applications software that is applicable in business settings.  The course will provide lab sessions.  There will be several job assignments to reinforce what has been learned.
 Grade: 11-12                                      Prerequisite:  Comp Apps                                 Full Year: 2 credits

 

4526                       Digital Communication Tools
This course prepares students to use computerized devices and software programs to effectively handle communication related school assignments and to develop communication competencies needed for personal and professional activities after graduation.   Digital Communication Tools is a new course replacing keyboarding.   A portion of this class may include teaching/reinforcing keyboarding skills.
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite:  None                                            Full Year:  2 credits

 

4566                  Entrepreneurship
This is a specialized business course designed to provide students the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage their own business.  Emphasis is placed on the functions of marketing: distribution, financing, marketing-information management, pricing, product/service components of the free enterprise system, human relations, interpersonal skills, and business ethics.  Students will develop a written business plan for a business of their choice.  Students will also run the book store over lunch periods as part of their curriculum.  Field trips will be utilized to look at different types of businesses and to the small business administration. 
Grade: 11-12                                       Prerequisite:  None                                                Full Year: 2 credits

 

5232                       Interactive Media (Web Design)
This course is designed to create and maintain a school web site.  During the first year, students will create the high school web site followed by corporation, middle school, and grade schools.  Students will learn about the history of the web, design principles, evaluation of websites for excellent and poor design, copyright and fair use, Netiquette, HTML, coding and the use of different software such as Front Page, Adobe, Photoshop, and others. 
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: None                                                 Full Year: 2 credits

 

4540                 Personal Financial Responsibility
Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and applications through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in projects are encouraged.
Grade 11: Required                           Prerequisite: None                                             One semester:  1 credit

 

 

ENGLISH COURSES

 

* A graduation, Core 40 and Academic Honors Course

1009                       English 9 *
This course will be a continuation in the study of grammar as well as an introduction to literature.  The emphasis will be on the study of phrases, clauses, usage, punctuation, and the application of these concepts through writing.  Also the course focuses on the short story, drama, poetry, and vocabulary development.
Grade:  9                                                                                                              Full Year: 2 credits

 

1004                       English 10*
This class consists of writing, beginning with process and ending with long compositions and a research paper, a survey of literature including all literary genre, and vocabulary study.
Grade:  10                                                                                                            Full Year: 2 credits

 

1076                       English 11 Speech*
This course is the study of the process and product of interpersonal communications.  Specific activities include: giving seven presentations, weekly vocabulary study, and concentration on essay responses.  Special portfolios will be produced.
Grade: 11                                                                                                             One semester: 1 credit

 

1020                       American Literature *
This course is an overview of the basic schools of American Literature from Pre-Columbian through modern times.  Specific activities include reading 2 novels, weekly vocabulary study, and concentration on essay responses.  A writing portfolio will be kept.
Grade:  11                                                                                                            One semester: 1 credit

 

1124                       Advanced Composition *
This course is primarily an expository (writing to explain) writing course, which focuses on preparing college-bound students for all facets of college writing.  Specific activities include reviewing orders and methods of development, vocabulary assignments, and writing themes.  Students will be expected to complete a research paper according to MLA or APA style.
Grade:  12                                                                                                            One semester:  1 credit

 

1030                       English Literature *
This course presents the beginnings of literature in the English language and follows a time line presenting significant historical and literary events during the literary history of the British Isles. This class is for four-year, college-bound students.  (grade 12, 1 semester, 1 credit)  * may earn college credit
Grade:  9                                                                                                              One semester:  1 credit

 

1008                       English 12 *
This course is a practical approach to the study of English for students who plan to enter the work force immediately after graduation or attend a technical program of study.  Many activities will utilize cooperative learning techniques.
Grade:  12                                                                                                            Full Year:  2 credits

 

1012                       English as a New Language (freshman)
                                 English as a New Language (sophomore)

This course provides non-English speaking students with instruction in English that should help improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  Emphasis is placed on helping students to function within the regular school setting and within and English speaking society.  *Special Note – This course is not a part of standard foreign language sequence.  A maximum of four credits may be earned through this course in the language arts area.
Grade:  9-10                                                                                                        Up to four credits

 

1084                       Mass Media
This course provides the study and practice in gathering and analyzing information, interviewing, and note taking for the purpose of writing, editing, and publishing for print.  This course includes instruction and practice in effective journalistic writing forms and techniques as well as layout, design, and typography.  The concept of responsible journalism is discussed.  This course offers practical training in planning, marketing, and publishing the school yearbook. *Special Note - Students must have maintained a “C” average or better in high school English to be eligible for this class.  Also students are advised that journalism cannot take place solely in a classroom setting; therefore, hours outside of school are needed to complete assignments.  Assignments may vary throughout the year depending on the “beat” assigned.
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: None                             One semester:  1 credit

 

FINE ARTS COURSES

 

* A graduation, Core 40, and Academic Honors Course
4000                       Introduction to 2D Art *

In this course, students will learn about the elements and principles of Art.  The use of line, shape, space, texture, balance, etc. will be incorporated into various projects.  Drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, pottery, art history and crafts are some of the areas covered.  Students are given the opportunity to exhibit one of their works of Art in the Krempp Gallery in Jasper during the year.
Grade: 9-12                                         Prerequisite:  None                                            One semester: 1 credit

 

4006                       Adv 2D Art  *   Can be taken additional years
The elements and principles of art will be reemphasized.  More advanced drawing techniques with a concentration on figure drawing from a live model will be covered.  Other activities include: art history, warping and weaving on a 4-harness loom, making lids and handles for ceramic pieces, oil painting, matting and framing art work and printmaking.  Students are given the opportunity to exhibit on of their works of art in the Krempp Gallery in Jasper during the year.
Grade: 9-12                                             Prerequisite: 2D Art                                      One semester: 1 credit

 

4002                       Introduction to 3D Art *
In this course, students will review the elements and principles of Art and apply them to various projects.  Specific activities include: advanced drawing, watercolor painting, working on the potter’s wheel, ceramics, oil painting, sculpture, weaving and crafts.  Students are given the opportunity to exhibit one of their works of Art in the Krempp Gallery in Jasper during the school year. 
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: Intro to 2-D & Advanced     One semester: 1 credit

 

4008                       Adv 3D Art  *  Can be taken additional years
Elements and principles of art will be reemphasized.  Students will create portfolios, work in advanced methods of printmaking, drawing, batik, textiles, pastel drawing, portraits, stretch canvas for oil painting, and art history.   Students are given the opportunity to exhibit one of their works of art in the Krempp Gallery in Jasper during the year.
Grade:10-12                                        Prerequisite: Three semesters Art                 One semester: 1 credis

 

4160                       Beginning Band (freshman)*
This course is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music. Student   taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills,intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising,conducting, playing by ear, and sight reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.  Attendance at rehearsals, concerts, and performances ARE MANDATORY requirements of this course.  Students must take band the entire school year unless a severe hardship is presented whereby the band director and principal must both agree that the course can be dropped.
Grade:  9                                           Prerequisite:  None                                         Full year:  2 credits

 

4170                       Intermediate Concert Band (grades 10-12) *
This course will provide music education through rehearsal and performance.  Emphasis is on musicianship and music literacy.  Students can enter only by audition or 8th grade band.  Music styles include: concert band, marching band, pep band, solo and ensemble.  Marching band requires extra effort for rehearsals and performances.  Attendance at rehearsals, concerts, and performances ARE MANDATORY requirements of this course.  Students must take band the entire school year unless a severe hardship is presented whereby the band director and principal must both agree that the course can be dropped.
Grade:  10-12                                      Prerequisite:  None                                            Full year:  2 credits

 

4182                       Beginning Chorus – Girl’s Ensemble *
The girl’s ensemble consists of only Treble voices.  All other rules are the same as for mixed choir.  Grade:  9-12                                      
Prerequisite:  Audition                                     Full year:  2 credits

 

4186                       Intermediate Chorus – Mixed Choir *
This course is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral Music. Students taking Intermediate Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. This class includes the study of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Chorus classes provide opportunities for performing, creating, and responding to music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classrooms
Grade:  9-12                                      Prerequisite:  Audition                                 Full year:  2 credits

 

4188                       Advanced Chorus *
The mixed choir consists of male and female voices.  They perform a wide variety of music, including classical, sacred, and pop.  This is a performance course.  Five or six performances ARE REQUIRED per year: Raider Review, R.I.A.L., Christmas concert, spring concert, ISSMA contests and graduation.  Optional activities include solo and ensemble contest, All-State Choir and the annual musical.  Students are admitted to this class by audition only.  Students must be team players, willing to work hard, and willing to do their personal best.  All students must participate in fundraising for (or) purchase a choir outfit. 
Grade:  10-12                                      Prerequisite:   Audition                                     Full year:  2 credits

 

 

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES

 

* A graduation, Core 40, and Academic Honors Course

3506                       Health and Wellness *
In this course students learn about total health in the social, physical, and mental realm.  Emphasis is placed on body systems and how substance abuse has detrimental effects on these systems and the student’s overall health. 
Grade:  10                                            Prerequisite:  None                            One semester:  1 credit

 

3542/3544            Physical Education 1 and 2 (L) *
These courses continue with an emphasis on health-related fitness and developing the skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity.  This program includes skill development and the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty in at least three of the following movement forms: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition) (2) aerobic exercise (3) team sports (4) individual and dual sports (5) gymnastics (6) outdoor pursuits (7) self-defense (8) aquatics (9) dance and (10) recreational games.
Grade:  9-10                                        Prerequisite:  None                            One semester:  1 credit each

 

3560                       Elective PE/ Strength and Conditioning (L) 
This course will be designed to condition and strengthen students.  There will be no activities involving games.  This class will be coordinated with each sport so that each student athlete will receive maximum benefit from this class.  Students will participate in weight training, running/agility training, plyometrics, stretching, skeletal and muscular testing. 
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite:  PE 1&2                       Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

MATHEMATICS COURSES

 

2560  MATHEMATICS LAB – Algebra I
Mathematics Lab is a mathematics support course for Algebra I.  The course provides students with additional time to build the foundations necessary for the content of its corresponding course.  Mathematics Lab also provides students with individualized instruction designed to support success in completing mathematics coursework and is tightly aligned with Indiana’s Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for its corresponding course
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite:  Enrolled in Algebra                                Full Year:  2 credits

 

2520 ALGEBRA I
Algebra I formalizes and extends the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Five critical areas comprise Algebra I: Relations and Functions; Linear Equations and Inequalities; Quadratic and Nonlinear Equations; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; and Polynomial Expressions. The critical areas deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards and CCSS, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite:  None                                            Full Year:  2 credits

 

2522 ALGEBRA II
Algebra II builds on work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and allows for students to extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards and CCSS, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Grade:  10-12                                      Prerequisite:  Algebra I,                                   Full Year:  2 credits

 

2522 ADAVANCED ALGEBRA II
Advanced Algebra II provides students with the skills and understandings that are necessary for advanced manipulation of linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards and CCSS, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Grade:  10-12                                      Prerequisite:  Algebra I                                    Full Year:  2 credits

 

2532 GEOMETRY
Geometry formalizes and extends students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Six critical areas comprise the Geometry course: Congruency and Similarity; Measurement; Analytic Geometry; Circles; and Polyhedra.  The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards and CCSS, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite:  Algebra                                      Full Year:  2 credits

 

2582  MATH LAB – COLLEGE ALGEBRA                                                         
Math Lab – College Algebra includes seven core topics: algebra, functions and equations, conic functions , trigonometry, matrices, polynomial and rational functions, statistics and probability.  The course is designed for students who expect math to be a major component of their future college and career experiences, and as such is designed to provide students with strong foundations for other higher-level math courses.  Technology, such as computers and graphing calculators, should be used frequently.
Grade:  11-12                      Prerequisite:  Algebra I, II, Geometry                         Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

2564 PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY
Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry is a two-credit course that combines the material from Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus into one course.  The foundations of algebra and functions developed in previous courses will be extended to new functions, including exponential and logarithmic functions, and to higher-level sequences and series. The course provides students with the skills and understandings that are necessary for advanced manipulation of angles and measurement.  Students will also advance their understanding of imaginary numbers through an investigation of complex numbers and polar coordinates. The course is designed for students who expect math to be a major component of their future college and career experiences, and as such it is designed to provide students with strong foundations for calculus and other higher-level math courses.
Grade:  11-12                      Prerequisite:  Algebra I, II, Geometry                         Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

2562 CALCULUS AB, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Calculus AB is a college-level course in differential and integral calculus, equivalent to one semester of calculus at most universities.  Topics include:  a review of functions, an introduction to limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, anti-derivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and an introduction to differential equations using slope fields.  There is an emphasis on conceptual understanding and working with functions represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.  A graphing calculator is used extensively.  The Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam is expected of all students in this course.
Grade:  12            Prerequisite:  Algebra I, II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus           Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

SCIENCE COURSES

* A graduation, Core 40 and Academic Honors Course    
3024                       Biology I* (BIO I)

This is a course based on the following core topics:  ecology, matter cycles and energy transfer; interdependence of organisms; cellular chemistry, cell structure and reproduction; molecular basis of heredity; genetics and evolution.  Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations.
Grade: 10                                             Prerequisite:  None                            Full Year:  2 credits

 

3026                       Biology II* (BIO II)
Students enrolled in Biology II examine in greater depth the structures, functions, and processes of living organisms.  Students also analyze and describe the relationship of Earth’s living organisms to each other and to the environment in which they live.  In this course, students refine their scientific knowledge of cells, energy processes in living things, genetics, evolution, and detailed study of microbes, plants, fungi and animals. *Special Note - Students who did not do well in Biology I should NOT sign up for this class.                                 
Grade: 10-11                                       Prerequisite:  Biology                       Full Year:   2 credits

 

3020                       Biology, Advanced Placement* (AP BIO)
This is a course based on the content established by the College Board. The major themes of the course include: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of  life. Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes. Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.
Grade: 11-12                             Prerequisite: BIO I & CHEM I                    Full Year: 2 credits

 

3044                       Earth and Space Science *
This course is focused on the following core topics: geology (rocks, minerals, weathering, erosion, fossils, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, & mountain building); meteorology (atmosphere, weather, climate, storms); the environment (resources); and astronomy (planets, stars, moons & the universe). Students analyze and describe earth’s interconnected systems and examine how earth’s materials, landforms, and continents are modified across geological time. 
Grade:  9-10                                    Prerequisite:  None                                Full Year:  2 credits

 

3108                      Integrated Chemistry – Physics * (ICP)
This course is focused on the following core topics:  motion and energy of macroscopic objects; chemical, electrical, mechanical and nuclear energy; properties of matter; transport of energy; magnetism; energy production and its relationship to the environment and economy. The CPO lab-based format allows students to experience each core topic through at least 2 labs each chapter.
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite:  Algebra I                        Full Year:  2 credits

 

3064                       Chemistry I* (Chem I)
Chemistry I is a course based on the following core topics:  properties and states of matter; atomic structure; bonding; chemical reactions; solution chemistry; behavior of gases, and organic chemistry.   Students enrolled in Chemistry I compare, contrast, and synthesize useful models of the structure and properties of matter and the mechanisms of its interactions.  Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations guided by theory and by evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations according to accepted procedures.
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite:  Algebra 2                     Full Year: 2 credits

 

5276       Anatomy & Physiology (A & P)
This is a course in which students investigate and apply concepts associated with human anatomy and physiology.  Concepts covered include the process of homeostasis and the essentials of human function at the level of cells, tissues, and organ systems.  Students will understand the structure, organization, and function of the various components of the healthy human body in order to apply this knowledge in all health-related fields. The course should include ample laboratory experiences that illustrate the application of the standards to the appropriate cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.  Dissection is both appropriate and necessary. *Special Note - Memorization skills are a MUST.  Activities include:  microscope study, practical tests, cat dissection. 
Grade: 11-12                                       Prerequisite: Bio I/Bio II                                  Full Year: 2 credits

 

3084                       Physics
Physics I is a course focused on the following core topics:  motion and forces; energy and momentum; temperature and thermal energy transfer; electricity and magnetism; vibrations and waves; light and optics. Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations guided by theory and by evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations according to accepted procedures.
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite: Pre-Calc                                     Full Year: 2 credits

 

3066       Advanced Chemistry (Chem II)
Chemistry II is an extended laboratory, field, and literature investigations-based course. Students enrolled in Chemistry II examine the chemical reactions of matter in living and nonliving materials. Based on the unifying themes of chemistry and the application of physical and mathematical models of the interactions of matter, students use the methods of scientific inquiry to answer chemical questions and solve problems concerning personal needs and community issues related to chemistry. This course includes:  reaction energy and kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation and reduction reactions, topics in organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and electrochemistry.  Students will participate in various lab experiments relating to class material. 
Grade: 11-12                                  Prerequisite: Chem I/Alg II                              Full Year: 2 credits

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

* A graduation, Core 40, and Academic Honors Course
1570                       World Geography/History of the World *

Geography and History of the World is a course in which students will geographically look at the world.  Students will learn various geographic and historical skills and concepts of historical geography that will be used to explore certain global themes throughout the world since 1000 C.E.    Some examples are:  the origin and spread of world religions; world exploration; imperialism; urbanization; and innovations and revolutions.  By using these skills, concepts and the processes associates with hem students are able to analyze, evaluate, and make predictions about major global developments.  A strong focus will be placed on current event Modern World Civilization and Current Events s.   (must take one or the other – cannot take one semester of 100 and one semester of 102) 
Grade:  9-12                                        Prerequisite: None                                             Full Year: 2 credits

 

1528                       Modern World Civilization
Modern World Civilization is designed to give the student an in-depth perspective on how our modern world has developed. We will focus on themes such as the development of democracy, renaissance, Muslim expansion, monarchies, various revolutions, imperialism, world wars, diplomacy, and global interdependence.  Although we will discuss themes from a United States perspective, we will also study many themes from a global point of view.  When the course is complete, the student should have a much better understanding how the modern world has developed.
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: None                                             One semester: 1 credit

 

1512                       Current Events
A daily influence will be placed on current events and news stories that will give students a better understanding of the world in which we live.
Grade: 10-12                                       Prerequisite: None                                             One semester: 1 credit

 

1542                       United States History *  1560 AP History
United States History will review, in chronological order, the major eras of our history to the post Civil War times.  Major emphasis will be put on post Civil War America blending together the geographic, social and economic factors of our nation’s history with the historical events.  The student should be able to place major events in sequence and discuss cause and effect of events.  The cultural diversity of our nation will be discussed.  Current events will be integrated with the events of the past.  The student’s semester project will help to develop inquiry skills. Required - 
Grade: 11 required                              Prerequisite:  None                                              Full Year:  2 credits

 

1540                       United States Government */Advanced Placement
United States Government provides a framework for understanding the nature and importance of responsible civic participation for learning the rights and responsibilities of individuals in a constitutional democracy.  The course enables students to explore the historic origins and evolution of political philosophies into contemporary political and legal systems.   Constitutional structure and the process of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the national, state, and local levels of government are examined.  Students learn to draw conclusions about the impact and interrelationships of history, geography, and economics upon our system of government.  They also learn to demonstrate an understanding of the government structures of the United States and other political systems, as well as the relationship of American Government to world affairs.  This class is taken in conjunction with Economics. 
Grade: 12 required                            Prerequisite:  None                                             One Semester:  1 credit

 

1514                       Economics *
Economics will study the problem of scarcity and the choices consumers must look at in the decision making process.  Economics will also look at decision making in the following areas: producer, saver, investor, employers, businesses, public policy, economic systems, and the stock market.  This class is taken in conjunction with United States Government.
Grade: 12 required                              Prerequisite:  None                                          One Semester:  1 credit

 

1532                       Psychology – dual credit opportunity
Psychology will study individual behavior and cognition.  The course will look at different methods of study that apply to the investigation of both normal and abnormal behavior.  This course will also investigate mind and body relationships, perceptions, emotions, memory processes, learning, stress and mental disorders.
Grade:  12                                            Prerequisite:  None                                            One Semester:  1 credit

 

1534                       Sociology
Sociology will study group behavior and relationships.  The course will focus on research, culture, deviance, race relations, adolescence, social institutions and socialization.
Grade:  12                                            Prerequisite:  None                                            One Semester:  1 credit

 

 

TECHNOLOGY COURSES

 

4792/4782            Construction Processes/Systems
This is a broad course that explores the application of tools, materials, and energy in designing, producing, using and assessing constructed works.  Students will explore techniques used to apply technology in producing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and a variety of civil structures. 
Grade:  9-12                                         Prerequisite:  None                                 Full Year:  2 credits

 

5644             Principles of Engineering (Geometry)
Engineering is designed to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of engineering/engineering technology.  Instruction will emphasize underlying principles of engineering processes and the development of three-dimensional solid models.  Instructional activities will build skills ranging from sketching simple geometric shapes to applying a solid modeling computer software package.  Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through instructional activities that pose design and application challenges for which they develop solutions.  It is recommended that these courses be taken over a two year period and that the student be enrolled in concurrent math courses.
Grade:  9-12                                           Prerequisite:  Algebra I/Geometry                 Full Year:  2 credits

 

5650                       Civil Engineering and Architecture
This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering, Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other.   Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hand-on projects and activities.   This is a course that covers Project Lead the Way content standards. 
Grade:  10-12                                         Prerequisite: IED and POE                                Full Year:  2 credits

 

5538                       Digital Electronics (off campus at Jasper High School)
This course is a course in the study of applied digital logic that encompasses the design and application of electronic circuits and devices found in video games, watches, calculators, and thousands of other devices.   Instruction includes the application of engineering and scientific principles as well as the use of Boolean algebra to solve design problems.
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite: IED and POE                             Full Year:  2 credits

 

5518                        Aerospace Engineering (off campus at Jasper HS)
This course should provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to the design, development, and evaluation of aircraft, space vehicles and their operating systems. Emphasis should include investigation and research on flight characteristics, analysis of aerodynamic design, and impact of this technology on the environment. Classroom instruction should provide creative thinking and problem-solving activities using software that allows students to design, test, and evaluate a variety of air and space vehicles, their systems, and launching, guidance and control procedures.
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite: IED and POE                               Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE COURSES

 

* A Core 40 and Academic Honors Course
2040                       German I *

Students will cover basic vocabulary and grammar.  The ability to speak basic sentences, read, write, and comprehend will be stressed.  Tapes and oral drills are used to increase comprehension and to improve pronunciation.  German culture and geography is also covered.  * Also, students will be expected to speak the German language in class. 
Grade:  9-12                                                         Prerequisite:  None                                  Full Year:  2 credits

 

2042                       German II *
This class places an emphasis on expanding the grammar and vocabulary knowledge of the student.  Students will read, translate, and write more.  The use of drills and tapes will be used to increase the students speaking ability.  Students must speak the language! 
Grade:  10-12                                                      Prerequisite:  German 1                        Full Year:  2 credits

 

2044                       German III*
Students will complete grammar study.  There are three phases to the class -- reading, speaking, and culture.  Literature short stories are read.  A conversation book is used to teach culture and to practice grammar and vocabulary.  Everyday situations are created to give students a chance to speak the language. 
Grade:  11-12                                                         Prerequisite:  German 1/2              Full Year:  2 credits

 

2046                       German IV *
This course is a general review of grammar and vocabulary.  Students are required to use the language in the classroom setting.  A variety of reading materials are used to reinforce culture, grammar and comprehension.  Attention is given to the individual wants and needs of the students.  Students are required to participate in a German children’s play.  Competition in the Academic Bowl is also required. Some time is also spent preparing for college placement exams. 
Grade:  12                                                            Prerequisite:  German 1/2/3           Full Year:  2 credits

 

2120       Spanish I *
Students will learn to listen, speak, read and write in Spanish at a basic level of communication.  Emphasis will be placed on questions and appropriate responses within the target language with a review of necessary grammar.  Specific activities include videos, recordings and dialogs.  Also, all students must be willing to speak the language. 
Grade:  9-12                                                         Prerequisite:  None                               Full Year:  2 credits

 

2122                       Spanish II *
Students will expand their vocabulary and their ability to communicate in Spanish.  They will listen, read, speak, and write the Spanish language.  Most of the classroom interaction will be in Spanish.  Students will ask and answer questions in Spanish, listen and respond to recordings, and read short readings and dialogues.  Emphasis is on speaking Spanish.
Grade:  10-12                                                      Prerequisite:  Spanish 1                       Full Year:  2 credits

 

2124                       Spanish III *
Emphasis will be placed on speaking Spanish and reading literary selections in Spanish.  Students will attempt to speak Spanish at all times.  Advanced grammar will be covered.  Other activities will include viewing of Spanish films and writing in Spanish.
Grade:  11-12                                                        Prerequisite:  Spanish 1/2                Full Year:  2 credits

 

2126                       Spanish IV *
This course is a continuation of Spanish III.  Grammar review is minimal.  Poetry, literature, culture, history, and cooking of certain countries will be discussed in depth.  Specific activities include viewing films and performances. 
Grade:  12                                                               Prerequisite:  Spanish 1/2/3           Full Year:  2 credits

 

 

CAREER PREPARATION PROGRAMS

 

5404                       Education Professions
Education professions provides high school students with an organized exploratory experience to assist students in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12), through a helping relationship, with their studies and personal growth and development. The course will help students develop a basic understanding of individual differences. Peer Tutoring experiences are preplanned by the teacher trainer.  The course provides a balance of class work relating to the development of and use of:  (1) listening skills, (2) communication skills, (3) facilitation skills, (4) decision-making skills, and (5) teaching strategies.
Grade:  12                   Prerequisite: Teacher Approval                              Full year:  4 credits

 

5510               Automotive Technology
This course will expose students to the working atmosphere of today’s automotive technician.  The construction, diagnosis and repair of different automotive systems will be covered.  Students will learn to service and repair the cooling system, lubrication system, fuel system, exhaust system, electrical system and the brake system.  As an ASE certified course students may earn 6 college credits in brake and electrical systems by keeping a B average.  This course meets for three consecutive periods.  *Special Note – Shop Fee is $70 Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf.
Grade:  11-12              Prerequisite:  None          Full Year:  6 credits

 

5546                 Advanced Automotive Technology
This course will expose students to the construction, diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems, engine performance and engine repair.  As an ASE certified course students may earn 6 college credits in steering and suspension as well as engine repair by keeping a B average.  This course meets for three consecutive periods.  *Special Note – Shop Fee is $70  Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fee that have been paid on the student’s behalf
Grade:  12                            Prerequisite:  Auto Tech 1            Full Year:  6 credits

 

5578                       Building Trades 1 *
This course is designed to prepare a student with the needed skills for entry level employment in the construction industry.  Students will learn operation and techniques of construction tools, materials, and processes common to the various construction trades and particularly home construction.  Students will participate in the construction of a new home.  This course meets for three periods.  *Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf.  
Grade:  11-12                      Prerequisite:  None                  Full Year:  6 credits

 

5580                       Building Trades 2 *
This course is a continuation of Building Trades 1.  This course meets for three periods.     *Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf.  
Grade:  12                                 Prerequisite:  Bldg Tr. 1                  Full Year:  6 credits

 

0530                Careers Internship /Work Based Learning   *must provide your own transportation
This course is designed to allow a senior to job shadow in areas of their career interest.  It is non-paid.  Students will only be allowed to shadow. Students will be required to provide their own transportation.  Specific activities: job shadowing, journal keeping, job related assignments, and case studies.  *Special Note – Students must submit an additional application and must meet the criterion for selection.  Students must have completed Algebra 1 or higher, must be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
Grade:  12                            Prerequisite:  None                            Full Year:  4 credits

 

5232                IT:ISS  Computer Repair/A+ Certification * (VUJC)
The Information Support and Services program area will prepare students for careers dealing with information technology deployment.  Students will gain necessary skills to implement computer systems and software, provide technical assistance, and manage information systems.  Skills needed to acquire certifications, such as Comp TIA A+, will be an integral part of this program.  A+ Certification means that a person possesses the knowledge and skills essential to become a successful computer science technician.  This certification provides industry-recognized credentials, independent of specific product or vendor knowledge, and is recognized by both companies and vendors worldwide.   To become A+ certified, students must pass two test modules:  the A+ Core Hardware Exam and the A+OS Technologies Exam module.   This course will prepare students for careers dealing with information technology deployment.   Students will gain necessary skills to implement computer systems and software, provide technical assistance, and manage information systems.   Skills needed to acquire certifications, such as Comp TIA A+, will be an integral part of this program.   Students must provide their own transportation to and from NE Dubois High School. 
*Special Note -   Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf. 
Grade:  11-12    Prerequisite:  Algebra /Comp Apps        Full year:  4 credits

 

5234                       Computer Networking/Information Technolgy*  (NE Dubois HS)
Information Technology: Network Systems is a career and technical education business and information technology course that will prepare students for careers in business and industry working with network systems.  Students will acquire skills needed to plan, design, install, maintain, and manage network solutions used in business and industry.  Students will develop an understanding of IT professionalism including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the "virtual workplace."  Skills acquired will assist students in obtaining related networking systems certifications; e.g., A+, Cisco CCNA and CCNP, Security+, CompTIA Network+, Novell CNA and CNE, Microsoft MCSE, etc.  Essential skill areas include but are not limited to:  Computer Hardware Maintenance; Network Operations; Network Administration; Basic Network Design Theory; Network Troubleshooting; Network Security; and Wireless Communications.  This course can serve as a Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma elective.    Students must provide their own transportation to and from NE Dubois High School.
*Special Note -   Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf. 
Grade:  11-12      Prerequisite:  IT:ISS                         Full year:  4 credits

 

*THE FOLLOWING CLASSES MEET AT Jasper High School – student must provide their own transportation.
5282                       Health Careers 1 * (Jasper HS)

This course is a program for seniors who have a career interest in the area of health care.  The major area of study will be nursing, dental, and veterinary aides.  The class offers  basic course orientation, ethics, medical terminology, basic anatomy, nutrition, diseases and laboratory practice in patient care.    The students will participate in on the job observations in nursing, physical therapy, radiology, optometry, veterinary science, dentistry, and/or medical records.   Students must havein will study ethics, safety, first aid, anatomy, and medical terminology.  During the second semester, students will participate in on-the-job work experiences.  This class meets the first two periods of the school day.  * Special Note - Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid.
Grade:  12                            Prerequisite:  None                           Full Year:  4 credits

 

5214                       Health Careers/Pre-Pharmacy (Jasper HS)*
HEALTH CAREERS/HEALTH SCIENCES I:   is a one year program for senior students who have an interest to explore a medical career.  The Health Careers/Health Sciences class meets two hours each day that allows the student to earn two credits per semester.  The class offers basic course orientation, ethics, medical terminology, basic anatomy, nutrition, diseases and laboratory practice in patient care.  The students will participate in on-the-job observations in areas such as: nursing, therapies, radiology, optometry, physicians, dentistry and/or medical records. Students must have a passing grade to participate in on-the-job observations. Students explore such topics as interpersonal skills and professional ethics.

Class enrollment is limited.   Interest and gpa will be used to select studentsThis is a one year course for seniors to help them decide whether or not they want to enroll in a college program focused on pharmacy.  This course offers an intense six week, two hours a day study of general pharmacy, body systems, and classifications of drugs and basic science for the pharmacy technician.   It provides an opportunity for students to gain experience observing in a local retail pharmacy daily with real on-the-job experiences.  Students will be more prepared to continue to pursue their post secondary schooling in pharmacy.   Students will be eligible to pursue Certificates of Technical Achievement through the Department of Workforce Development.
Grade:  12                                Prerequisite:  None                       Full Year:  4 credits

 

5210                       Health Careers/ EMS/EMT – Jasper High School
This course prepares the students for a state certification which could lead to a career in the the emergency medical services such as an EMT or a paramedic.    The course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care.   Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and transport them to the hospital. This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents.  It covers theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre hospital emergency care with the score and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician.   It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance.
*Grade 12 – 2nd semester – Must be accepted into the HOSA program and must pass the first semester of HOSA with a C or higher.
Grade: 12                                             Prerequisite: Chemistry                                   Full year: 4 credits

 

5986                       Radio/TV – Jasper High School (Periods 1 and 2)
This course focuses on communication, media and production.   Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, production, programming, promotions, sales, performance, and equipment operation.   Students will also study the history of communication systems as well as communication ethics and law.   Students will develop oral and written communication skills, acquire software and equipment operation abilities, and integrate teamwork skills.   Instructional strategies may include a hands on school based enterprise, real and/or simulated occupational experiences, job shadowing, field trips, and internships.
Grades: 11-12                                     Prerequisite: None                                             Full year: 4 credits

 

*The following course meets at Northeast Dubois High School – students must provide their own transportation
5440                       Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

This course meets the first two periods of the day at Northeast Dubois High School therefore the student must provide their own transportation.  The course prepares students for occupations and higher education programs of study related to the entire spectrum of careers in the hospitality industry.   Major topics include: introduction to the hospitality industry; food safety and personal hygiene; sanitation and safety; regulations, procedures, and emergencies; basic culinary skills; culinary math; and food preparation techniques and applications.  Intensive laboratory experiences with commercial applications will be required in this course. 
*Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees paid.
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite: None                                           Full year: 4 credits

 

*The following courses will meet at Pike Central HS.    Students will be required to provide their own transportation.
5776                       Welding * 

This course is designed to give the students experience is electric arc, oxyacetylene, heli-arc, automatic wire, welding, brazing and flame cutting.  Students will study all types of metal properties, welding symbols, and blue print reading.  Students will become familiar with hand-held equipment or machines to do factory work or construction work. Students can earn 6 credit hours from VU or 15 credit hours from IVY Tech *Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf.   
Grade:  11-12                                      Prerequisite:  None                            Full Year:  6 credits

 

5782                       Precision Machine Technology *
Precision Machine Technology includes a wide range of classroom and laboratory experiences that develop skills and knowledge in the shaping of metal parts. Emphasis is placed on basic precision machining operations including the use of lathes, drill presses, and grinders, in addition to mill and bench work.  Instruction includes the use and care of other precision tools such as micrometers, indicators, combination squares, scales, and calipers.  Technical reading and writing skills will also be emphasized.
*Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees that have been paid on the student’s behalf.   
Grade:  11-12                        Prerequisite: Algebra & Geometry                                 Full Year:  6 credits

 

5822/5824                            Law Enforcement * (Pike Central HS)
This course is a one-year program for juniors and senior students who have an interest and a career objective in law enforcement or public safety.  Training will include specialized classroom and practical experiences designed to supplement the training provided by officially designated law enforcement agencies.  Instruction will focus on: acquiring and maintaining the uniform; patrolling on foot or in an automobile during the day or at night; dealing with misdemeanors, felonies, traffic violations, and accidents; making arrests; and testifying in court.  Major curriculum components will be drawn from the International Association of Chiefs of PoliceTraining Keys.  This class will meet at Jasper High School.  Students will also be required to provide their own transportation to and from Jasper High School.  Upon successful completion of this class with a “B” average or higher, the student will be able to receive  three college credits once they enroll in and complete the next law enforcement course at Vincennes University.
*Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees paid. Grade:  11-12                                          Prerequisite: None                            Full year:  2 credits

 

5412                       Early Childhood Education (Pike Central High School) *
This is a one year course for seniors.   Related knowledge and skills pertinent to child growth and development, parent-child relationships, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children, nutrition for children, problems associated with child abuse and neglect, aspects and policies of child care services, and interpersonal relationship skills necessary for interacting with children are all covered.   Planning and conducting developmentally appropriate activities to foster optimum physical, emotional, social and mental growth, and development of children will be completed.   The student will assume major responsibility for care and guidance of children during “hands-on” lab experiences “in-house” at the Pampered Day Care center.    *Special Note – Withdrawal from this course will require the student and/or parent to reimburse the local school corporation for vocational fees paid.
Grade:  12                             Prerequisite: Child Dev/Parenting                     Full Year:  4 credits