Middle

Social Studies

7th Civics and 7th Civics Advanced

Grade 7 Civics Course Description: The purpose of the Civics course is to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and active participants in our democratic republic. Students will learn about local, state, and federal government, civic organizations, and citizens’ rights and responsibilities including foundational economics and financial literacy. This is a required course for promotion to High School. Students will be required to sit for the Statewide End of Course Exam in Civics which will constitute 30% of the overall final course grade.

Grade 7 Civics Advanced: The purpose of the Advanced Civics course is to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and active participants in our democratic republic. Students will learn about local, state, and federal government, civic organizations, and citizens’ rights and responsibilities including foundational economics and financial literacy. Advanced 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 Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic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, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects). This is a required course for promotion to High School. Students will be required to sit for the Statewide End of Course Exam in Civics which will constitute 30% of the overall final course grade.

Offered: Grade 7

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation/Student Profile (Advanced)

8th US History & Career Planning and 8th US History & Career Planning Advanced

Grade 8 US HistoryCourse Description: This course provides an understanding of the development of the American nation by examining the political, economic, religious and philosophical, social, and intellectual events that have affected our nation. Content will include, but will not be limited to, exploration and colonial development, the American Revolution, the formation of the Constitution, and the federal system, westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, technological and urban transformation, the evolution of American ideas and practices, foreign policy development, the development of the free-market economy, and contemporary domestic and foreign issues.
Career Planning: Per section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, the Career and Education Planning course must result in a completed, personalized academic and career plan for the student, that may be revised as the student progresses through middle and high school; must emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability skills; and must include information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report as described in Section 445.07, Florida Statutes. The required, personalized academic and career plan must inform students of high school graduation requirements, including diploma designations (Section 1003.4285, Florida Statutes); requirements for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship; state university and Florida College System institution admission requirements; and, available opportunities to earn college credit in high school utilizing acceleration mechanisms.

Grade 8 Advanced: This course provides an understanding of the development of the American nation by examining the political, economic, religious and philosophical, social, and intellectual events that have affected our nation. Content will include, but will not be limited to, exploration and colonial development, the American Revolution, the formation of the Constitution, and the federal system, westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, technological and urban transformation, the evolution of American ideas and practices, foreign policy development, the development of the free-market economy, and contemporary domestic and foreign issues.
This course is designed to prepare students for advanced coursework in high school and will involve high-level document analysis and writing. Advanced 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, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).
Career Planning: Per section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, the Career and Education Planning course must result in a completed, personalized academic and career plan for the student, that may be revised as the student progresses through middle and high school; must emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability skills; and must include information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report as described in Section 445.07, Florida Statutes. The required, personalized academic and career plan must inform students of high school graduation requirements, including diploma designations (Section 1003.4285, Florida Statutes); requirements for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship; state university and Florida College System institution admission requirements; and, available opportunities to earn college credit in high school utilizing acceleration mechanisms.

Offered: Grade 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation/Student Profile

Digital Information Technology (High School Credit)

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today’s business and academic environments.  Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills.  The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society.  Digital Information Technology includes the exploration and use of: Databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and e-mail, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

World Languages

French 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. Content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will also be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

*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)

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

German 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will also be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

M/J Beginning French

Course Description: M/J French Beginning introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing Also, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None

M/J Beginning German

Course Description: M/J German Beginning introduces students to the target language and its cultures. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None 

M/J Beginning Spanish

Course Description: M/J Spanish Beginning introduces students to the target language and its cultures. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7, 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None

M/J Intermediate French

Course Description: M/J French Intermediate Students will continue to learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Beginning French

M/J Intermediate German

Course Description: M/J German Intermediate is a continuation of M/J German Beginning. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its cultures. Students will be able to engage in basic listening and speaking activities. Basic skills in reading and writing, and connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Beginning German

M/J Intermediate Spanish

Course Description: M/J Spanish Intermediate is a continuation of M/J Beginning Spanish. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its cultures. Students will be able to engage in basic listening and speaking activities. Basic skills in reading and writing, and cultural connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Spanish Beginning

Spanish 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Spanish language and its cultures and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. 

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Spanish 2 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired previously by the students. This course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. The content will include an expansion of listening and oral skills. Reading and writing will receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. This course will continue the cultural survey of Spanish-speaking people.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

High

Electives

African American History

Course Description: In this course, students will gain an understanding of the development of African American heritage within the context of a broad historical focus. Content should include, but not be limited to, the Diasporas of Africans throughout the world, the system and impact of slavery, migration to the United States, the development of African American culture throughout different periods in U.S. History, and significant turning points and trends in the development of African American culture and institutions.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: World History

Type of Credit: Elective

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

American Sign Language 4

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to expand previously acquired skills. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: developing production and reception fluency in the language, developing cultural and interpersonal communication skills.

*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 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 3

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

AP Human Geography

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Advanced U.S. History/(M/J) or Honors World History/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Elective

AP Psychology

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. This course provides a systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The content should include, but not be limited to the following: methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation, and perception, stated on consciousness, learning cognition, motivation emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders and social psychology. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Psych 1/ and Bio 1 or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Elective