ENGLISH

 

ENGLISH 1A
Grade Level: 9
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Must complete requirements for assessment.

This course emphasizes the use of composition to expand writing, comprehension, and communication skills. Students edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They study various genres and writing styles. They also engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques.

 

ENGLISH 1B
Grade Level: 9
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A or English 1first semester.

This is the continuation of English 1 A and culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination. This course emphasizes the use of composition to expand writing, comprehension, and communication skills. Students edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They study various genres and writing styles. They also engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 1A
Grade Level: 9
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Must complete requirements for assessment, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 1A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This course emphasizes the use of composition to expand writing, comprehension, and communication skills. Students edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They study various genres and writing styles. They also engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 1B
Grade Level: 9
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A or English 1first semester, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 1B requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This is the continuation of English 1 and culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination. This course emphasizes the use of composition to expand writing, comprehension, and communication skills. Students edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They study various genres and writing styles. They also engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques.

 

ENGLISH 2A
Grade Level: 10
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B or English 1

This course emphasizes research and response composition. Students write two response essays, one to a speech given by a professional speaker, and the second to a work of literature. Their responses should indicate that they comprehend what is being said and how it is being said. The work also allows students to demonstrate that they can add their own voices to others’ conversations.

Students then learn to construct research essays with an emphasis on using a variety of source material. They learn how to engage in research processes and how to evaluate the sources so that they can discriminate between good and poor choices. Moreover, students add the researched material to their work in order to craft a well-organized and well-argued essay. Finally, they learn how to incorporate their research into their essays using and recognizing various documentation techniques. Students also practice their proofreading and editing skills, looking for and correcting errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Finally they practice revising for organization, clarity, and word choices.

 

ENGLISH 2B
Grade Level: 10
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B and English 2A or English 1 and first semester English 2

This course is the continuation English 2A, and emphasizes research and response composition. Students write two response essays, one to a speech given by a professional speaker, and the second to a work of literature. Their responses should indicate that they comprehend what is being said and how it is being said. The work also allows students to demonstrate that they can add their own voices to others’ conversations.

Students then learn to construct research essays with an emphasis on using a variety of source material. They learn how to engage in research processes and how to evaluate the sources so that they can discriminate between good and poor choices. Moreover, students add the researched material to their work in order to craft a well-organized and well-argued essay. Finally, they learn how to incorporate their research into their essays using and recognizing various documentation techniques. Students also practice their proofreading and editing skills, looking for and correcting errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Finally they practice revising for organization, clarity, and word choices.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 2A
Grade Level: 10
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English Honors 1A, 1B or English Honors 1, or the recommendation of guidance

English Honors 2A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This course emphasizes research and response composition. Students write two response essays, one to a speech given by a professional speaker, and the second to a work of literature. Their responses should indicate that they comprehend what is being said and how it is being said. The work also allows students to demonstrate that they can add their own voices to others’ conversations.

Students then learn to construct research essays with an emphasis on using a variety of source material. They learn how to engage in research processes and how to evaluate the sources so that they can discriminate between good and poor choices. Moreover, students add the researched material to their work in order to craft a well-organized and well-argued essay. Finally, they learn how to incorporate their research into their essays using and recognizing various documentation techniques. Students also practice their proofreading and editing skills, looking for and correcting errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Finally they practice revising for organization, clarity, and word choices.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 2B
Grade Level: 10
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English Honors 1A, 1B and English Honors 2A or English Honors 1 and first semester English Honors 2, or the recommendation of guidance

English Honors 2B requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This course is the continuation English Honors 2A, and emphasizes research and response composition. Students write two response essays, one to a speech given by a professional speaker, and the second to a work of literature. Their responses should indicate that they comprehend what is being said and how it is being said. The work also allows students to demonstrate that they can add their own voices to others’ conversations.

Students then learn to construct research essays with an emphasis on using a variety of source material. They learn how to engage in research processes and how to evaluate the sources so that they can discriminate between good and poor choices. Moreover, students add the researched material to their work in order to craft a well-organized and well-argued essay. Finally, they learn how to incorporate their research into their essays using and recognizing various documentation techniques. Students also practice their proofreading and editing skills, looking for and correcting errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Finally they practice revising for organization, clarity, and word choices.

 

ENGLISH 3A
Grade Level: 11
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, or English 1, and English 2

Students will refine and enhance their foundation in literature and the writing process through academic mastery. Throughout the course the ability to think, listen and write logically will be the primary focus as well as school-to-career experiences, including college entrance exam preparation. This course will emphasize proper grammar and mechanics while developing the writing process. Students will be asked to implement research and writing skills throughout the curriculum. As well as adapt and evaluate literature.

 

ENGLISH 3B
Grade Level: 11
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, or English 1, and English 2 and first semester English 3

This course is the continuation of English 3A. Students will refine and enhance their foundation in literature and the writing process through academic mastery. Throughout the course the ability to think, listen and write logically will be the primary focus as well as school-to-career experiences, including college entrance exam preparation. This course will emphasize proper grammar and mechanics while developing the writing process. Students will be asked to implement research and writing skills throughout the curriculum. As well as adapt and evaluate literature.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 3A
Grade Level: 11
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, or English 1, and English 2, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 3A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Students will refine and enhance their foundation in literature and the writing process through academic mastery. Throughout the course the ability to think, listen and write logically will be the primary focus as well as school-to-career experiences, including college entrance exam preparation. This course will emphasize proper grammar and mechanics while developing the writing process. Students will be asked to implement research and writing skills throughout the curriculum. As well as adapt and evaluate literature.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 3B
Grade Level: 11
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, or English 1, and English 2 and first semester English 3, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 3B requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This course is the continuation of English 3A. Students will refine and enhance their foundation in literature and the writing process through academic mastery. Throughout the course the ability to think, listen and write logically will be the primary focus as well as school-to-career experiences, including college entrance exam preparation. This course will emphasize proper grammar and mechanics while developing the writing process. Students will be asked to implement research and writing skills throughout the curriculum. As well as adapt and evaluate literature.

 

ENGLISH 4A
Grade: 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites:  English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, English 3A, 3B, or English 1, 2, 3

The course focuses on the reading and analysis of classic literature, development of writing skills, expansion of vocabulary, and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to the different genres through both reading and writing. It emphasizes essay writing in different styles and for different audiences to establish good writing skills. Students edit their work for content and for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They read and critique a variety of canonical works, and they also critique works of their own choosing, as well as studying works across different genres. They engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques. By the end of the course, students will have improved their reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and communication skills.

 

ENGLISH 4B
Grade: 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites:  English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, English 3A, 3B, English 4A or English 1, 2, 3 and first semester English 4

The course is the continuation of English 4A and focuses on the reading and analysis of classic literature, development of writing skills, expansion of vocabulary, and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to the different genres through both reading and writing. It emphasizes essay writing in different styles and for different audiences to establish good writing skills. Students edit their work for content and for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They read and critique a variety of canonical works, and they also critique works of their own choosing, as well as studying works across different genres. They engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques. By the end of the course, students will have improved their reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and communication skills

 

ENGLISH HONORS 4A
Grade: 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites:  English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, English 3A, 3B, or English 1, 2, 3, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 4A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

The course focuses on the reading and analysis of classic literature, development of writing skills, expansion of vocabulary, and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to the different genres through both reading and writing. It emphasizes essay writing in different styles and for different audiences to establish good writing skills. Students edit their work for content and for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They read and critique a variety of canonical works, and they also critique works of their own choosing, as well as studying works across different genres. They engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques. By the end of the course, students will have improved their reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and communication skills.

 

ENGLISH HONORS 4B
Grade: 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites:  English 1A, 1B, English 2A, 2B, English 3A, 3B, English 4A or English 1, 2, 3 and first semester English 4, Recommendation of guidance

English Honors 4B requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

The course is the continuation of English 4A and focuses on the reading and analysis of classic literature, development of writing skills, expansion of vocabulary, and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to the different genres through both reading and writing. It emphasizes essay writing in different styles and for different audiences to establish good writing skills. Students edit their work for content and for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling. They read and critique a variety of canonical works, and they also critique works of their own choosing, as well as studying works across different genres. They engage in research processes and recognize various documentation techniques. By the end of the course, students will have improved their reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and communication skills.

 

MATHEMATICS

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRA A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Fundamentals of Algebra A includes the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRA B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Algebra A

Fundamentals of Algebra B continues the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA B       
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Algebra, Intermediate Algebra A

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Intermediate Algebra B.

 

ALGEBRA IA

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

ALGEBRA 1B           
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Algebra, Algebra 1A

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Algebra 1B.

 

ALGEBRA HONORS IA

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Algebra Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Algebra 1 standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

ALGEBRA HONORS 1B     
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra Honors 1A

Algebra Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Algebra 1 standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Algebra 1B.

 

ALGEBRA 2A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra & Intermediate Algebra

Algebra 2 includes the study of absolute value inequalities, factoring of polynomials, radicals, lines, linear inequalities, complex numbers, solving quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, inverse functions and compositions, variation, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, inversion, determinants, and conic section basics.  Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts.  Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

ALGEBRA 2B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra & Intermediate Algebra, Algebra 2A

Algebra 2B is the continuation of Algebra IIA and includes the study of absolute value inequalities, factoring of polynomials, radicals, lines, linear inequalities, complex numbers, solving quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, inverse functions and compositions, variation, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, inversion, determinants, and conic section basics.  Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts.  Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

GEOMETRY A

Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra & Intermediate Algebra,

Geometry includes the study of geometric element definitions, inductive and deductive reasoning, Venn diagrams, angles, parallel lines, polygons, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, circles, polygon area, surface area and volume of spheres, cylinders, cones, prisms and pyramids, distance calculation, transformations and proofs.  Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

GEOMETRY B

Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  Algebra I or Fundamentals of Algebra & Intermediate Algebra, Geometry A

This course is the continuation of Geometry A and includes the study of geometric element definitions, inductive and deductive reasoning, Venn diagrams, angles, parallel lines, polygons, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, circles, polygon area, surface area and volume of spheres, cylinders, cones, prisms and pyramids, distance calculation, transformations and proofs.  Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

 

PRE-CALCULUS A

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2. As relevant topics from Algebra 2 are reviewed, emphasis is also placed on complex numbers and vector applications. The Pre-Calculus A course content is rigorous, including an intense study of the following functions: trigonometric, polynomial, rational, and radical. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.

 

PRE-CALCULUS B

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus A

This course is designed for students who have completed Pre-Calculus A. The Pre-Calculus B course content is rigorous, including an intense study of the following functions: exponential, logarithmic, sequences and series, topics in analytical geometry, parametric equations, and discrete math concepts. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.

 

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS A
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Probability and Statistics is a course in which students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis. Students are expected to utilize scientific calculators, graphing calculators, and/or computer software throughout the year.

Students will work with data to perform statistical analyses and summarize the results; examine ways to organize and display data to draw conclusions about relationships that may exist in the data set; and use probability formulas to evaluate the likelihood of events occurring.

 

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS B
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Probability and Statistics A

Probability and Statistics B is a continuation of Probability and Statistics A. Students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis. Students are expected to utilize scientific calculators, graphing calculators, and/or computer software throughout the year.

Students will work with data to perform statistical analyses and summarize the results; examine ways to organize and display data to draw conclusions about relationships that may exist in the data set; and use probability formulas to evaluate the likelihood of events occurring.

 

SCIENCE

 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

This course takes the student on a journey through the human body. Each system, and its   relationship to other system is discussed. Labs allow students to explore the functions of several systems.

 

BIOLOGY I Part 1 (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra 1A or first semester Algebra 1

Biology is the study of life – the basic characteristics and functions of living organisms and their place in our environment. Laboratory and field investigations are the primary means for developing problem-solving skills and for developing knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. Topics include the history of biology; the cell and cell processes; genetics and heredity; cycles in nature; photosynthesis and respiration; ecology; plants, animals, and microorganisms; continuity of life; and the interaction of science, technology, and society.

 

BIOLOGY I Part 2 (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Biology I, or first semester Biology; Algebra 1A or first semester Algebra 1

This course is the continuation of Biology I and culminates with the End of Course Examination. Biology is the study of life – the basic characteristics and functions of living organisms and their place in our environment. Laboratory and field investigations are the primary means for developing problem-solving skills and for developing knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. Topics include the history of biology; the cell and cell processes; genetics and heredity; cycles in nature; photosynthesis and respiration; ecology; plants, animals, and microorganisms; continuity of life; and the interaction of science, technology, and society.

 

 BIOLOGY HONORS A (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 1A or first semester Algebra 1, recommendation of the Guidance Counselor

Biology Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Biology standards plus additional lessons, projects and labs beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Biology is the study of life – the characteristics and functions of living organisms and their place in our environment. Laboratory and field investigations are the primary means for developing problem-solving skills and for developing knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. Topics include the history of biology; the cell and cell processes; genetics and heredity; cycles in nature; photosynthesis and respiration; ecology; plants, animals, and microorganisms; continuity of life; and the interaction of science, technology, and society.

 

BIOLOGY HONORS B (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Biology Honors A, or first semester Biology Honors, Algebra 1A or first semester Algebra 1, recommendation of the Guidance Counselor

Biology Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Biology standards plus additional lessons, projects and labs beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This is the continuation of Biology Honors and culminates with the End of Course Examination. Biology is the study of life – the characteristics and functions of living organisms and their place in our environment. Laboratory and field investigations are the primary means for developing problem-solving skills and for developing knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. Topics include the history of biology; the cell and cell processes; genetics and heredity; cycles in nature; photosynthesis and respiration; ecology; plants, animals, and microorganisms; continuity of life; and the interaction of science, technology, and society.

 

CHEMISTRY A (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra A,1B,Geometry A, B, Algebra A, or Algebra 1, Geometry, at least 1st semester of Algebra 2

Chemistry uses an atoms-first approach and coverage includes: the parts of the atom and the basics of nuclear chemistry; electronic configurations of atoms including orbitals, covalent and ionic bonding, Lewis structures, and VSEPR theory; intermolecular forces; periodic properties, nomenclature, and descriptive chemistry; chemical reactions, including balancing, the mole concept, stoichiometry (including limiting reagents), equilibrium; thermodynamics, solutions and electrolytes, concentration; gas laws, including static and non-static conditions; acids, bases, pH, and equilibrium; and organic functional groups. Students must show proficiency in dimensional analysis, provide cogent short answers to various concept questions, demonstrate the ability to research information not directly provided in the lessons and cite sources correctly, and complete safe, home-based experiments that include full laboratory reports.

 

CHEMISTRY B (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Chemistry A, Algebra A, 1B, Geometry A, B, Algebra A, or first semester Chemistry, Algebra 1, Geometry, at least 1st semester of Algebra 2

Chemistry uses an atoms-first approach and coverage includes: the parts of the atom and the basics of nuclear chemistry; electronic configurations of atoms including orbitals, covalent and ionic bonding, Lewis structures, and VSEPR theory; intermolecular forces; periodic properties, nomenclature, and descriptive chemistry; chemical reactions, including balancing, the mole concept, stoichiometry (including limiting reagents), equilibrium; thermodynamics, solutions and electrolytes, concentration; gas laws, including static and non-static conditions; acids, bases, pH, and equilibrium; and organic functional groups. Students must show proficiency in dimensional analysis, provide cogent short answers to various concept questions, demonstrate the ability to research information not directly provided in the lessons and cite sources correctly, and complete safe, home-based experiments that include full laboratory reports.

 

CHEMISTRY HONORS A (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra A,1B,Geometry A, B, Algebra A, or Algebra 1, Geometry, at least 1st semester of Algebra 2

Chemistry Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Biology standards plus additional lessons, projects and labs beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Chemistry uses an atoms-first approach and coverage includes: the parts of the atom and the basics of nuclear chemistry; electronic configurations of atoms including orbitals, covalent and ionic bonding, Lewis structures, and VSEPR theory; intermolecular forces; periodic properties, nomenclature, and descriptive chemistry; chemical reactions, including balancing, the mole concept, stoichiometry (including limiting reagents), equilibrium; thermodynamics, solutions and electrolytes, concentration; gas laws, including static and non-static conditions; acids, bases, pH, and equilibrium; and organic functional groups. Students must show proficiency in dimensional analysis, provide cogent short answers to various concept questions, demonstrate the ability to research information not directly provided in the lessons and cite sources correctly, and complete safe, home-based experiments that include full laboratory reports.

 

CHEMISTRY HONORS B (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Chemistry A, Algebra A, 1B, Geometry A, B, Algebra A, or first semester Chemistry, Algebra 1, Geometry, at least 1st semester of Algebra 2

Chemistry Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Biology standards plus additional lessons, projects and labs beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

Chemistry uses an atoms-first approach and coverage includes: the parts of the atom and the basics of nuclear chemistry; electronic configurations of atoms including orbitals, covalent and ionic bonding, Lewis structures, and VSEPR theory; intermolecular forces; periodic properties, nomenclature, and descriptive chemistry; chemical reactions, including balancing, the mole concept, stoichiometry (including limiting reagents), equilibrium; thermodynamics, solutions and electrolytes, concentration; gas laws, including static and non-static conditions; acids, bases, pH, and equilibrium; and organic functional groups. Students must show proficiency in dimensional analysis, provide cogent short answers to various concept questions, demonstrate the ability to research information not directly provided in the lessons and cite sources correctly, and complete safe, home-based experiments that include full laboratory reports.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A (LAB SCIENCE) 
Grade level: 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Applied Biology A, B or Physical Science A, B; or Biology or Physical Science

Environmental Science provides an overview of basic environmental issues, including climate change, sustainability, pollution, depletion of natural resources, renewable energy, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, soil fertility and erosion, and waste disposal. It also explores the history of the environmental movement, the politics and ethics involved in environmental issues, and the regulations that help limit environmental damage. Students are expected to explore their own impact on the environment and ways to mitigate that impact. The four projects are designed to help students assess the environmental damage in their own ecosystems and determine their own environmental footprint. The five labs are designed to give students hands on experience in observing and assessing natural systems and how they function. The topics include the recycling of wastes, soil erosion, stream health, invasive species, backyard ecology, energy audits, and acid rain.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE B (LAB SCIENCE) 
Grade level: 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Applied Biology A, B or Physical Science A, B; or Biology or Physical Science

This is the continuation of Environmental Science A and provides an overview of basic environmental issues, including climate change, sustainability, pollution, depletion of natural resources, renewable energy, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, soil fertility and erosion, and waste disposal. It also explores the history of the environmental movement, the politics and ethics involved in environmental issues, and the regulations that help limit environmental damage. Students are expected to explore their own impact on the environment and ways to mitigate that impact. The four projects are designed to help students assess the environmental damage in their own ecosystems and determine their own environmental footprint. The five labs are designed to give students hands on experience in observing and assessing natural systems and how they function. The topics include the recycling of wastes, soil erosion, stream health, invasive species, backyard ecology, energy audits, and acid rain.

 

INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY A
Grade Level: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: None

In this course, the kitchen is used to study introductory chemistry concepts. Topics include atoms, molecules, the periodic table, chemical reactions, balancing simple chemical equations, acids and bases, types of mixtures, and freezing points. The concepts are also applied in a final research project. Online research is a regular part of this course.
INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY B
Grade Level: 9-12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: None

This course uses science fiction and current research to study introductory physics concepts. Topics include the electromagnetic spectrum, Doppler effect, star evolution, the solar system and universe, distance and time relationships, theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and the many worlds theory. The concepts are applied in a final research project. Online research is a regular part of this course.

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE A (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is the foundation course for all high school science courses. Students will study basic chemistry with topics in properties of matter, atomic structure, and chemical reactions and basic physics with topics in energy, force, motion, machines, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE B (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is the continuation of Physical Science A and is foundation course for all high school science courses. Students will study basic chemistry with topics in properties of matter, atomic structure, and chemical reactions and basic physics with topics in energy, force, motion, machines, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.

 

PHYSICS A (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra IA, 1B, Algebra IIA; or Algebra 1 and first Semester Algebra II

The course focuses on the core concepts of Algebra-based Physics preparing the student for future college level Physics courses. The key concepts of the course have a main focus on mechanical physics with introductory level electro-magnetics and wave mechanics.

 

PHYSICS B (LAB SCIENCE)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Physics A, Algebra IA, 1B, Algebra IIA; or first semester Physics, Algebra 1 and first Semester Algebra II

The course is the continuation of Physics A and focuses on the core concepts of Algebra-based Physics preparing the student for future college level Physics courses. The key concepts of the course have a main focus on mechanical physics with introductory level electro-magnetics and wave mechanics.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Even though certain science courses at SC Whitmore School are considered “lab sciences” by South Carolina state standards, they may not be accepted at some colleges and universities. Please contact your school counselors, in order to ensure whichever science courses you have completed will be accepted as a “lab science” by the college or university you plan to attend upon graduation.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

ECONOMICS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

In this course, students study and compare the different economic systems of the world, as well as take an in-depth look at how the U.S. economy works. Some of the topics covered include: The law of Supply and demand; Competition models; International trade; Government spending; Commercial Banks and the Federal Reserve System; Income inequality, Unemployment and poverty; Labor unions and specialization of labor; Budgets and consumer assistance; and more. Students will explore these topics through online research assignments, hands-on interactive applications, and traditional lessons.

 

PSYCHOLOGY A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Students in this course will learn the basics of psychological theories and the founding contributors to the field of psychology in addition to the history of the science, the biology of the mind and methodologies of research. There is a final project.

 

PSYCHOLOGY B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Psychology A or first semester Psychology

Students in this course will learn the basics of psychological theories and the founding contributors to the field of psychology in addition to the history of the science, the biology of the mind and methodologies of research. There is a final project.

 

EARLY US HISTORY & CONSTITUTION

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisites: None

This course is an in-depth study of our nation’s history. Students must complete Early US History & Constitution, and US History & Constitution in order to satisfy the SC US History and Constitution requirement.

From the early beginning of English colonization to the events leading up to World War I; this class covers many interesting topics.

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY & CONSTITUTION

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisites: Early US History & Constitution

This course is an in-depth study of our nation’s history from World War I through current day. Students must complete Early United State History and Constitution and US History and Constitution in order to satisfy the South Carolina US History and Constitution requirement. This course culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination.

  

US HISTORY & CONSTITUTION HONORS A

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: Recommendation of School Counselor

US Government Honors A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC US Government standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

From the early beginning of English colonization to the events leading up to World War I; this class covers many interesting topics.

 

US HISTORY & CONSTITUTION HONORS B

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: US History & Constitution Honors A

US History and Constitution A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC US History & Constitution standards plus additional lessons requiring research beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

This course is the continuation of an in-depth study of our nation’s history from World War I through current day. This course culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination.

 

US GOVERNMENT

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

US Government students learn the basics of American government including, history composition and general duties carried out by the three branches.  Specific topics covered include the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Continental Congress, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the US Supreme Court and other various topics leading up to the present government. This course satisfies the SC requirement for the study of US Government.

 

US GOVERNMENT HONORS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

US Government Honors A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC US Government standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.

US Government students learn the basics of American government including, history composition and general duties carried out by the three branches.  Specific topics covered include the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Continental Congress, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the US Supreme Court and other various topics leading up to the present government. This course satisfies the SC requirement for the study of US Government.

 

WORLD GEOGRAPHY A

Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: None

This course explores the connection between the student and the world around them by emphasizing how geography and its related topics such as weather, climate, population density, and resource availability affect our lives every day.

 

WORLD GEOGRAPHY B

Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12

Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: World Geography A or first semester World Geography

This course is the continuation of World Geography A and explores the connection between the student and the world around them by emphasizing how geography and its related topics such as weather, climate, population density, and resource availability affect our lives every day.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Permission from parent to participate in physical activity of student’s choosing.

P.E. is a half credit course where students submit a daily or weekly log of physical activity in which they participate. Students may choose individual physical activities such as walking, skate boarding, swimming, and dance. Students who participate in team sports may submit their time log for all practices and games. 60 hours of activity are required to earn 0.5 credit.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION II

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Permission from parent to participate in physical activity of student’s choosing.

This P.E. course is a continuation of P.E. for students who wish to earn an additional half credit. Students submit a daily or weekly log of physical activity in which they participate. Students may choose individual physical activities such as walking, skate boarding, swimming, and dance. Students who participate in team sports may submit their time log for all practices and games. 60 hours of activity are required to earn 0.5 credit.

 

FITNESS A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

In Fitness A, students will learn about physical fitness, the important role that exercise plays in our life and how we can safely incorporate exercise into our daily routine. This course satisfies the SC academic component of the SC requirement for Physical Education.

Concepts covered are related to nutrition, proper stretching and cooling down, strength and cardiovascular training, prevention and first aid for sports injuries and fitness for special populations.

 

FITNESS B 
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Fitness A

Fitness B is the continuation of Fitness A and is designed for students who wish to further their study of fitness. This course satisfies the SC academic component of the SC requirement for Physical Education.

 

CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

CAREER INTERNSHIP I
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

The Career Internship course encourages students to partner with a mentor from any of a wide range of professions in order to learn about it during an 8-10 week period. The students will mirror their mentors for a total of 90 hours. It is suggested that students set a schedule of mentoring 3-4 hours a day at least 3 days a week. At the end of each week during the internship, the student will submit their hours for the week and a summary explaining the work completed. In the final week, students write an essay on the experience.

 

CAREER INTERNSHIP II
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

The Career Internship II course allows students to continue to partner with a mentor from any of a wide range of professions in order to learn about it during an 8-10 week period. The students will mirror their mentors for a total of 90 hours. It is suggested that students set a schedule of mentoring 3-4 hours a day at least 3 days a week. At the end of each week during the internship, the student will submit their hours for the week and a summary explaining the work completed. In the final week, students write an essay on the experience.

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This course gives life examples of how numbers are used in our daily lives. Emphasis is on monetary values including calculating paycheck deductions, working with interest rates, and creating a budget.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION 1A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.  In this course you will learn more about nutrition and how it does the body good!  In this course, you will gain knowledge and experiences in nutrition, food safety and sanitation, kitchen work centers, meal planning, and preparation techniques. Critical thinking and practical problem-solving are emphasized.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION 1B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition 1A

This course is a continuation Food and Nutrition 1A. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.  In this course you will learn more about table service, culture and etiquette, and nutrition-related careers. Critical thinking and practical problem-solving are emphasized.

 

INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Grade level 9,10,11,12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Intro to Keyboarding

This course is designed to help students create letters, research papers, spreadsheets, and presentations. Processes for both Microsoft Word and OpenOffice will be presented.

 

INTRO TO KEYBOARDING

Grade level 9,10,11,12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to master the skill of entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad using the touch method of key stroking. Emphasis is placed on development of accuracy and speed, proper techniques, and correct fingering.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT 1
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

Law Enforcement 1 introduces students to the duties of police officers, including patrol, investigation, public relations, witness interviewing, crime prevention, and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT 2
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Law Enforcement 1

This is the continuation of Law Enforcement 1 and introduces students to the duties of police officers, including patrol, investigation, public relations, witness interviewing, crime prevention, and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

 

PARENTING ED 1A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Parenting Ed 1A emphasizes the importance of planning a preparing for parenthood. Lessons focus on parenting practices that maximize human growth and development, significance of adolescent parenthood, importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, and identifying available parenting resources in the community.

 

PARENTING ED 1B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Parenting Ed 1A

Parenting Ed 1B is the continuation of Parenting Ed 1A. This course emphasizes the importance of planning a preparing for parenthood. Lessons focus on parenting practices that maximize human growth and development, significance of adolescent parenthood, importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, and identifying available parenting resources in the community.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT A
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to help students develop leadership skills necessary for success in business careers through effective communications, developing employability and positive interpersonal skills, and effective management and leadership skills.

 

 PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT B
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This is the continuation of Professional and Leadership Development A.  In this course, students will develop time managements and goal setting skills, and conduct a meeting using parliamentary procedure. The students will develop an understanding of the need for community service as part of their overall civic and professional responsibilities. The course culminates with writing a cover letter, resume and participating in a mock interview.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

SPANISH 1A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and includes lessons on pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.  Students learn the basic structure of Spanish, with an emphasis on verb conjugation, gender agreement, and commonly used irregular verb forms. The class also discusses the diverse culture of Spanish speaking countries.

 

SPANISH 1B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Spanish IA or first semester Spanish I

Spanish IB is the continuation of Spanish IA and is an introduction to the Spanish language and includes lessons on pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.  Students learn the basic structure of Spanish, with an emphasis on verb conjugation, gender agreement, and commonly used irregular verb forms. The class also discusses the diverse culture of Spanish speaking countries.

 

SPANISH 2A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Spanish IA, IB; or Spanish I

Spanish IIA is a continuation of Spanish IA, IB. Along with occasional review from Spanish 1, this course focuses on new grammar, greater comprehension, and more vocabulary.  Students work on advanced verb conjugation; the use of prepositions; and Spanish writing. All lessons include dialogues (with sound), which emphasize the vocabulary and grammar of the lesson.

 

SPANISH 2B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Spanish IA, IB; Spanish IIB; or Spanish I and first semester Spanish II

Spanish IIA is a continuation of Spanish IA, IB. Along with occasional review from Spanish 1, this course focuses on new grammar, greater comprehension, and more vocabulary.  Students work on advanced verb conjugation; the use of prepositions; and Spanish writing. All lessons include dialogues (with sound), which emphasize the vocabulary and grammar of the lesson.

 

ELECTIVES

 

CAREER PLANNING
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

Career Planning directs students in determining and preparing for a career path according to their interests. Students compile a resume and associated documentation, engage in research, and utilize communication skills in preparation for an interview. Students edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling.

 

CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Character and Leadership advocates being personally responsible for your commitments. In this course students self-reflect on the traits important to becoming a contributing citizen, employee and family member including: self-discipline, honesty, positive attitude, teamwork, self-confidence and conflict management.

 

CREATIVE WRITING
Grade Level:  11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: English 1 and 2

This course focuses strongly on composition using various styles and techniques (including different genres and perspectives), manipulation and use of the written language, how to create or enhance the student’s own voice, and how to enhance writing through analyzing and editing. Students are expected to engage teacher in discussion regarding work. They edit their work for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and spelling.

 

CYBER 101
Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on building the skills necessary to become a successful online student. Students will learn the basics of the Learning Management System that powers the curriculum, as well as tips for best practices in conducting Internet research. Cyber 101 is required on all new students and returning students upon the recommendation of the Guidance Counselor.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes the importance of healthy lifestyle choices for one’s overall health and quality of life. Students will learn various components of health to enhance their knowledge of personal, community and world health issues. They also engage in research to explore communicable and non-communicable diseases, health risk factors and treatments and prevention.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Health & Wellness A

This course is the continuation of Health & Wellness A for students who wish to further their study of living a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn various components of health to enhance their knowledge of personal, community and world health issues. They also engage in research to explore communicable and non-communicable diseases, health risk factors and treatments and prevention.

 

MATH STRATEGIES I
Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Skills Assessment, Recommendation of the Guidance Counselor

This course focuses on building the Math skills required to complete high school level Mathematics courses. Students complete a skills assessments and lessons that are customized to master the needed skills.

 

MATH STRATEGIES II
Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Skills Assessment, Recommendation of the Guidance Counselor

This course focuses on building the Math skills required to complete higher level high school Mathematics courses. Students complete a skills assessments and lessons that are customized to master the needed skills.

 

PRE-ALGEBRA
Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Skills Assessment, Recommendation of the Guidance Counselor

Pre-algebra is an introductory course to Algebra I and it teaches the foundational information to be successful in all math courses. This course focuses on building the Math skills required to complete high school level Math courses.

 

SERVICE LEARNING I
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Students will volunteer for a community organization in their neighborhood. These activities must not be compensated for monetarily or be part of regular family chores. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to give back to the community.

 

SERVICE LEARNING II
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Service Learning I

Students will volunteer for a community organization in their neighborhood. These activities must not be compensated for monetarily or be part of regular family chores. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to give back to the community.

 

SPEECH
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

A half credit course designed to have students learn how to effectively listen to and finally give their own speech. Students will listen to and critique the speech-giving skills of three speakers, one of which must be physically attended and viewed by the student. They will also learn how to lead a group discussion and maintain order and focus among the group. Nonverbal communication is also covered in the course, so that students may learn that not all communication needs to be spoken, and that some things can be conveyed in a gesture. The final project is a 3-5 minute speech prepared and presented by the student in audio or video format.

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

Students in this course will study the physiology of stress and the relaxation responses of the body. They will be provided with opportunities to gauge their own stressors and adaptation techniques and will have chances to learn tools for managing stress. In addition to learning the foundational work done on the study of stress and its effects, students will be able to identify stress in others and to develop programs of stress reduction.

 

TEST PREP A
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Test Prep A is a 0.5 credit course designed to teach students how to prepare for a variety of standardized tests. Students will learn time management leading up to the test, strategies to manage test anxiety, how to manage the day of the test, and what to do after the test has been completed. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned with a comprehensive practice test at the end of the course.

 

TEST PREP B
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Test Prep B is a 0.5 credit course designed to teach students how to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Practice tests are offered for both the SAT and the ACT in order to help students prepare for the type of questions asked in each test.

  

WRITING SKILLS
Grade level 9,10,11,12
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on grammar and sentence structure. Students analyze sentences to identify their underlying structure. Once analysis is mastered, students will learn to properly punctuate sentences. Students also write essays and learn some basic skills for essay writing.

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