High

Science

Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 1 Honors

Chemistry 1 Course Description: This course involves the study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes the classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, the behavior of gases, and physical changes. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Chemistry 1 Honors Course Description: This advanced course involves the study of the composition, properties and changes of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, gas laws, energy and order, reaction rates and equilibrium, solutions, nuclear, electric, and organic chemistry. Selected laboratory activities include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 2, Biology (For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Earth/Space Science and Earth/Space Science Honors

Earth/Space Science Course Description: This course provides a study of the interaction and organization of matter and energy in the solar system and the universe, and how this affects life on Earth. The content includes theories for the formation of the universe and solar system, formation of rocks, landforms, plate tectonics, freshwater, and marine systems, meteorology, geologic time, and renewable/non-renewable energy sources. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety and are an integral part of this course.

Earth/Space Science Honors Course Description: This advanced course provides laboratories and opportunities to develop concepts basic to the earth, its materials, processes, history, and the environment in space. Students are involved in comparing, contrasting, describing, and analyzing various aspects of our earth and space. Topics include origins of the universe and solar system, life cycles of stars, earth and moon systems, the U.S. Space program, rock and landforms, oceanography, and weather. Investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, apparatus, and safety and are integral to the course. 

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Environmental Science and Environmental Science Honors

Environmental Science Course Description: This course provides a study of man's interaction with the environment. The content includes forms of pollution, conservation, environmental planning and policy, public land usages, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. Laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Environmental Science Honors: This course is designed as an interdisciplinary course to provide students with scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to identify and analyze environmental problems and to evaluate rises and alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course.

Offered: Grade 9 & 10

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None/Reading FSA Level 3 ​​​​​​​(For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Forensic Science 1

Course Description: Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Offered: Grade 9 & 10

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Marine Science

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. The content includes the nature of science, the origins of the oceans, the chemical and physical structure of the marine environment, the ecology of the various sea zones, marine communities, and the interrelationship between man and the ocean. Laboratory investigations will include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures. Preserved specimens may be a part of this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology 1

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Physical Science & Physical Science Honors

Physical Science Course Description: Students will explore physical science concepts including hands-on experiences.  This course will include laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus, and technologies. The NSTA recommends that at the high school level students should be in the science lab or field collecting data weekly.

Physical Science Honors: Physical Science Honors: Students will explore physical science concepts in great depth including weekly hands-on experiences.  This course will include laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus, and technologies.  The NSTA recommends that at the high school level students should be in the science lab or field collecting data weekly.

Offered: Grade 10, 11, & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Physics 1 and Physics 1 Honors

Physics 1 Course Description: This course provides a foundation of the concepts, theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics, and sound. Laboratory investigations of selected topics include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Physics 1 Honors Course Description: This advanced course provides a rigorous study of the concepts, theories, and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy, and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics, and sound. Laboratory investigations of selected topics include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1, Level 3-5 (For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Social Studies

AP Microeconomics

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive readings and writing assignments. This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze the behavior of individual households, firms, markets, and how prices and outputs are determined in those markets, and how the price mechanism allocates resources and distributes income. Specific content to be covered will include an understanding of fundamental economic concepts including scarcity, opportunity costs and trade-offs, productivity, economic systems and institutions, and exchange, money, and interdependence. Financial Literacy components required by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, have been integrated into this course. Students will take the corresponding AP exam. Financial Literacy components required by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are integrated into this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Honors/or AP Social Studies Courses/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Economics

AP U.S. Government and Politics

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. The purpose of this course is 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. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American political reality. Specific content to be covered will include an understanding of federalism and the separation of powers, the development of the constitution, the process of politics, the nature of public opinion, the role of political parties and interest groups, the major formal and informal institutional arrangement of powers, and the development of civil liberties and civil rights. Students will take the corresponding AP exam. Financial Literacy Components require by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are integrated into this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Honors or AP Social Studies Courses or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: U.S. Government

AP U.S. History

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. This course provides the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of American historic development. Higher order thinking skills such as evaluating, analyzing, and problem-solving will be emphasized. Content will include the development of American culture and institutions as well as ideals and characteristics; enlightened thinking and the socioeconomic and political forces and compromises that formed the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence; changing interpretations of the Constitution, and individual rights; sectionalism as a change force; the relationship between technological change and societal reaction; the variety of changing American lifestyles; changes in American foreign policy; the capitalistic free enterprise economic system; and the future of our nation based on current trends. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Honors or AP Social Studies Course/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: U.S. History 

AP World History: Modern

Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the major developments of civilizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Six overarching themes will be followed: the patterns and impacts of interaction among societies, the relationship of change and continuity across the historical periods, the impact of technology and demography on people and the environment, systems of social structure among societies, cultural and intellectual developments, and changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emergence of the nation-state. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered:  Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Advance U.S. History (M/J) or Honors World History/Teacher Recommendation (AP Human Geography recommended)

Type of Credit: World History

Economics and Economics Honors

Economics Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and microeconomics in order to promote economics. Content should include but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

Economics Honors Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and microeconomics in order to promote economics. Content should include but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.  Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., Social Studies fair, participatory citizenship project, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 12

Semester: ​​​​​​​Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Economics

US Government and US Government Honors

US Government Course Description: This course provides students the opportunity to examine their own political behaviors, analyze the dynamics of political issues and practice decision-making skills. Content will include the nature of political behavior, power acquisition, maintenance, and extension; political theorists; comparative political systems; sources, structure, and function of American Government; roles of political parties, interest groups, and citizens; the role of women and diverse cultural groups in the development of our political system.

US Government Honors Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of American government and political behavior. Content will include an evaluation of those documents which shape our political traditions (the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the bill of Rights); the roles and changing nature of political parties and interest groups; the changing nature of citizen rights and responsibilities in a democratic state; and the importance of civic participation in the democratic political process. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, participatory citizenship project, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​U.S Government

US History and US History Honors

US History Course Description: The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction.

Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade.

US History Honors Course Description: The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, projects for competitive evaluation, or other teacher-directed projects).

Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade.

Offered: Grade 10 & 11

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit:​​​​​​​ U.S History 

World History and World History Honors

World History Course Description: This course provides an understanding of the development of civilization by examining the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have affected humanity. Content to be covered will include the rise of civilization and cultural universals, the development of religious thought, the evolution of political systems, nationalism, the origin of economic systems and philosophies, the influence of major historical figures and events, and contemporary world affairs.

World History Honors Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the past in terms of the development of humanity. This is done by analyzing the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have shaped and molded humanity. Content will include geo-historic development; comparative views of history; the origin and development of contrasting civilizations, political theories, and philosophies; an analysis of cultural universals; the diversity of economic thought and practices; the influence of major figures and events; and interpretations concerning the historical development of our contemporary world affairs. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, projects for competitive evaluation, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: World History

IT Systems & Applications Honors

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

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Web Technologies

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Vocational

 

OJT (Cooperative Diversified Education)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an on-the-job training component when the cooperative method of instruction is appropriate. Whenever the cooperative method is offered, the following is required for each student: A training agreement; a training plan signed by the student, teacher, and employer, including instructional objectives; a list of on-the-job and in-school learning experiences; a workstation that reflects equipment, skills, and tasks which are relevant to the occupation which the student has chosen as a career goal; and a site supervisor with a working knowledge of the selected occupation. The workstation may be in an industry setting or in a virtual learning environment.  The student must be compensated for work performed.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: Multiple

Prerequisite: Enrollment in a Diversified Education Career Prep Program

Type of Credit: Vocational

World Languages

American Sign Language 1

Major Concepts/Content: The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in American Sign Language through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the development of receptive and expressive signing skills and on the acquisition of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding and real-life applications will be emphasized.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

American Sign Language 2

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 1. The course develops increased receptive and expressive skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 while communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1

Type of Credit: Elective

American Sign Language 3 Honors

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to master and expand the skills previously acquired by students in American Sign Language 1 and 2. The course develops increased receptive and expressive skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 and 2, while communication remains the primary objective. The content will include an expansion of vocabulary and communication skills. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

*A student who has earned 4 language credits with a 3.0 unweighted average in a single language will receive the Florida Seal of Biliteracy at graduation. Without 4 credits, any student will earn the Florida Seal of Biliteracy with a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP World Language & Culture test or a 4, 5, 6 or 7 on an IB World Language test. (note: Not AP Literature)

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 2

Type of Credit: Elective