High

Electives

Career Research and Decision Making

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to further develop the career planning competencies mandated by section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes. This course will enable students to make informed career choices and develop the skills needed to successfully plan and apply for college or a job. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: goal-setting and decision-making processes; self-assessment; sources of career information; occupational fields and educational requirements—postsecondary education and training opportunities –writing, listening, viewing, and speaking skills for applications and interviews; financial planning and sources of educational financial assistance; and career planning.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Creative Writing 1

Course Description: This course develops students' writing and language skills needed for individual expression in literary forms. The content will include instruction in the development and practice of writing a variety of literary works including original poetry, short stories, plays, novels, essays, and other nonfiction. The course may also include technical aspects of publishing students' work in a literary publication.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Creative Writing 2

Course Description: This course continues the development of student's writing styles. The content will include a variety of genres; submissions for publication will be encouraged.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Creative Writing 1

Type of Credit: Elective

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

Holocaust History

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the concept of genocide through the lens of the most documented example in history of a systematic and deliberate attempt by one group of humans to annihilate another. Students will learn the causes, course, and consequences of the Holocaust in addition to the study of other genocidal events, before and after (e.g. Armenia, Rwanda).

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

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

Introduction to Drama

Course Description: In this course, students explore various performance, technical, and administrative aspects of theatre. Students learn about basic characterization through physical activity, reading selected theatre literature, reading and writing theatrical reviews, and analysis of such tools as scripts, costuming, and theatrical makeup. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Performing Fine Arts

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