Course Catalog

High

Electives

Spanish 1

Major Concepts/Content: Spanish 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Spanish 2

Major Concepts/Content: Spanish 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in Spanish 1. The course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of listening and oral skills acquired in Spanish 1. Reading and writing receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language-speaking people is continued.

Spanish 3 Honors

Major Concepts/Content: Spanish 3 provides mastery and expansion of skills acquired by the students in Spanish 2. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansions of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions of selected readings. Contemporary vocabulary stresses activities which are important to the everyday life of the target language-speaking people.

Speech 1 – (Art Elective)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to develop students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as they apply to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings.

General Notes

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • learning and practicing a variety of speech formats
  • learning and demonstrating appropriate formal and informal public speaking techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion
  • eye contact and body movements
  • voice register and choices of language
  • use of standard English
  • using research and writing skills to support selected topics and points of view
  • across a range of disciplines
  • using a range of sources, including digital
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages

Speech 2 – (Art Elective)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to continue developing students' awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as they apply to oral communication concepts and formats.

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

Course Description: In Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production, a one-credit course, students explore the elements of film and cinematic techniques used by those who create movies. Students study the techniques in film that serve the story and articulate the theme. Students also prepare a comparative for theatre, film, and literature. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or film production beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Veterinary Assisting 1

Course Description: This course is designed to develop competencies in areas such as the history of the animal industry; applied scientific and technological concepts; safety; terminology; careers; breed identification; animal care and human relations skills.

Writing College Success

Course Description: This course is targeted for students who are not "college-ready" in writing. This course incorporates language study, the practice of writing craft strategies, and the analysis of writing selections to develop critical writing skills necessary for success in college courses, preparing students for successful completion of Florida college English courses requiring extensive grade-level writing. The benchmarks reflect the Florida College Competencies necessary for entry-level college courses.

Math

Trigonometry

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a complete study of circular and trigonometric functions and their applications. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. The content will include identities, graphs, inverses of circular functions, particular and general solutions of trigonometric equations, and solutions of right and oblique triangles. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.

Social Studies

US Government and US Government Honors

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; role of women and diverse cultural groups in the development of our political system.

US History and 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. 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.

World Cultural Geography

Course Description: The grade World Cultural Geography course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of world cultural regions in terms of location, physical characteristics, demographics, historical changes, land use, and economic activity. Content should include, but is not limited to, the use of geographic tools and skills to gather and interpret data and to draw conclusions about physical and human patterns, the relationships between physical geography and the economic, political, social, cultural and historical aspects of human activity, patterns of population growth and settlement in different cultures and environments, the interaction between culture and technology in the use, alteration and conservation of the physical environment, and the interrelationships and interdependence of world cultures.

World History and World History Honors

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.

English

English 1 and English 1 Honors

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor. Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted. Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

English 2 and English 2 Honors

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor. Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted. Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.