High

Electives

Diversified Career Technology Principles

Course Description: This course is designed to enable each student to demonstrate employability skills; environmental, health, and safety skills; professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; financial skills; leadership skills; communication skills; human resources and labor skills; America’s economic principles; entrepreneurship principles; relate planning methods to life and career goals; and use of industry/technology principles in the workplace.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of credit: Vocational

Drivers Education

Course Description: The purpose of this classroom course is to introduce students to Florida driving laws/rules of the road and safe driving behavior. It will also provide an in-depth study of the contributing factors to vehicle crashes and their solutions. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
•    Meaning and responsibilities of a Driver License
•    Laws that govern the operation of a motor vehicle
•    Knowledge of Florida’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws
•    Vehicle control and traffic procedures 
•    Knowledge of sharing the road with other types of vehicles and vulnerable road users 
•    Defensive driving strategies
•    Physical and mental factors that affect driving ability
•    Effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving performance

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12 (Permit Only)

Semester: Approximately one Semester

Platform: NSHA

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

Fitness Lifestyle Design

Course Description: This course will cover the assessment of the health-related components of fitness and the application of fitness concepts. Students will design, implement and self-evaluate an ongoing individualized personal wellness program. A minimum of three physical activity days each week is recommended so that students may monitor and measure individual fitness levels.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Physical Education

Intensive Reading

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills and to strengthen those skills, so they are able to successfully read and write grade-level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts encompassing a broad range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in interactive text-based discussion, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in response to reading and cite evidence when answering text-dependent questions orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. Scaffolding is provided as necessary as students engage in reading and writing increasingly complex text and is removed as the reading and writing abilities of students improve over time. The Intensive courses have been designed for the teacher to select and teach only the appropriate standards corresponding to a student’s grade level and/or instructional needs. Use of Achieve 3000 to support learning.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Type of Credit: Elective

Multimedia Technologies Honors

Course Description: This honors course offers extensive experience in Applied Information Technology. In addition to fulfilling all requirements of Multimedia Technologies, students will participate in a Career and Technical Education Leadership project or a Career and Technical Education Honors capstone project.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Web Development Technologies

Type of Credit: Performing Fine Arts

Outdoor Education

Course Description: Students will acquire knowledge and skills in a variety of outdoor education activities that may be used in recreational pursuits. The activities should include, but not be limited to camping, canoeing, small craft, hiking, backpacking, orienteering, angling, and cycling. The maintenance and/or improvement of physical fitness through participation in these activities will be emphasized.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Physical Education

Peer Counseling 1

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic knowledge and skills in communication, meeting human needs, and conflict resolution. The content shall include functions of a peer facilitator, behavior as a response and its impact on self and others, basic human needs, self-awareness and self-expression, facilitative communication skills, leadership styles and skills, and conflict resolution.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Peer Counseling 2

Course Description: ​​​​​​​The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop intermediate-level knowledge and skills in communication, personal and group dynamics, and conflict resolution. The content shall include, functions of a peer facilitator, behavior as a response and its impact on self and others, intra- and interpersonal skills, peer and family relationships, facilitative communication skills, group dynamics, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and personal assessment and goal setting.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Peer Counseling 1

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Personal Financial Literacy/Honors

Course Description: This course will provide students with basic economic concepts of scarcity, choice, opportunity cost, and cost/benefit analysis that are interwoven throughout the standards and objectives. Emphasis will be placed on economic decision-making and real-life applications using real data. The primary content for the course pertains to the study of learning the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills that will enable students to implement beneficial personal decision-making choices; to become wise, successful, and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit and money managers; and to be participating members of a global workforce and society.

Honors Description: This course will provide students with advanced economic concepts of scarcity, choice, opportunity cost, and cost/benefit analysis are interwoven throughout the standards and objectives. Emphasis will be placed on economic decision-making and real-life applications using real data.  The primary content for the course pertains to the study of learning the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills that will enable students to implement beneficial personal decision-making choices; to become wise, successful, and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit and money managers; and to be participating members of a global workforce and society.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

Personal Fitness

Course Description: The purpose of this required course is to teach students the importance of maintaining an optimal level of health fitness and how to assess and develop that fitness. The content will also include knowledge of health problems associated with inadequate fitness levels, knowledge and application of physiological principles of fitness, proper nutrition, stress management, and consumer issues related to physical fitness. Students will develop individual wellness plans.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11, & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Personal Fitness/Physical Education

Psychology 1

Course Description: This course provides an understanding of human behavior, behavioral interaction, and the development of individuals. Content will include the theories and methods of study employed by psychologists, human growth and development, self-concept development, adjustment, memory, personality and behavior, emotion and frustration, abnormal behavior, conformity, autonomy, alienation, stress, mental health, and therapy.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Psychology 2

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to allow students to expand their awareness of the areas of psychology. The content should include statistical research/memory and thought, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, sleep and dreams, stress and conflict, the adjustment in society, and human interaction.​​​​​​​

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Psychology 1

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Sociology

Course Description: This course provides an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals. Content will include the methods of study employed by sociologists; social institutions and norms; relationships between the sexes; racial and ethnic groups; the handicapped; societal determinants; group behavior; the socialization process; social classes, deviation, conflict, roles, stratification, and participation; and social organizations and institutions.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

Speech 1

Course Description: This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of formal and informal oral communication. Major instructional areas will include forms of oral communication, techniques of group discussion, techniques of effective listening, analysis of the audience, and techniques of public speaking.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Performing Fine Arts​​​​​​​

Speech 2

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Speech 1. It will provide instruction in the fundamentals of formal and informal oral communications. Instructional areas will include formal speeches, formal class discussions, debate activities, and utilizing oral interpretation skills.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Speech 1

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Performing Fine Arts

Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production – (Art Elective)

Course Description: This course will focus on the analysis and appreciation of films and will provide students with the skills to understand to interpret the various forms of the moving image. The aim is to substitute active viewing for passive absorption and to offer students a context and a set of tools with which to assess the media presentations that shape the world we all inhabit. Students will learn motion picture production, storytelling techniques, the history of film, the importance of film in our society, and filmmakers’ responsibilities regarding production essentials, copyright laws, ethical behavior, self-discipline, and safety. Students will study classic films and important filmmakers.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Performing Fine Arts

World Cultural Geography

Course Description: Students in this course will use geographical concepts and skills to acquire information and systematically apply decision-making processes to real-life situations. They will acquire an understanding of interrelationships between people and their environments. Content will include the study of world cultural regions in terms of location, physical characteristics, demographics, historical change and continuity, economic activity, and land use.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

English

AP English Language and Composition

Course Description: The Advanced Placement course in English Language and Composition is a college-level study of language and writing. Students study rhetoric in a variety of genres to analyze how authors use language. The course emphasizes nonfiction and argumentative writing as preparation for taking the national Advanced Placement exam which many colleges use to award college credits. Mature writing skills are necessary for success in this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: English 2 Honors or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: English/Language Arts

AP English Literature and Composition

Course Description: The Advanced Placement course in English Literature and Composition is a college-level study of literature and writing. Students learn how to use the modes of discourse and to recognize assumptions underlying various rhetorical strategies. Through reading, discussion, writing, and listening, students engage literary texts through the resources of language, including literary devices. This course prepares students to take the national Advanced Placement exam which many colleges use to award college credits.

Offered: Grade 12 

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: English 3 Honors or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: English/Language Arts

English 1 and English 1 Honors

Course Description: Students will integrate language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: constructing meaning and analyzing and evaluating the logic and rhetorical strategies used in a variety of grade- level print and digital informational texts; reading and analyzing grade-level print and digital literary texts that represent a variety of genres across cultures and historical periods; using recursive process writing strategies to craft various forms of writing expressing ideas with maturity and complexity appropriate to writer, audience, purpose, and context; listening purposefully to a variety of speakers and messages in both formal and informal contexts; speaking with clarity for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts, including formal and informal modes of discourse; understanding and making effective language choices to successfully craft the meaning, style, and tone of oral and written communication at grade-level and/or higher complexity; acquiring an extensive vocabulary through reading, discussion, listening, and directed word study, as well as an understanding of the ways that historical events, culture, and setting influence language; employing a detailed inquiry-based research process, and selecting and using information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively.

Special Note: As students progress from one grade-level course to the next, increases should occur in the complexity of materials and tasks and in the students’ independence in their application and use. Scaffolded learning opportunities are to be provided for students to develop and apply the critical skills of discourse analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: The district shall develop a description of additional requirements and more rigorous expectations, along with a description of higher text complexity to be used for honors-level achievement and learning.

Offered: Grade 9

Semester: Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation (For Honors)

Type of Credit: English/Language Arts