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Enrollment Info

Things to remember:
  • Students may take Advanced PE and Weights in the same year but not two PE classes or two Weights classes.
  • Students must take Art I before taking Computer Graphics.  Students must also take Art I before or at the same time as enrolling in Graphic Design.
  • Students cannot take Career & Life Planning, Nutrition & Wellness, Family Studies, Human Growth & Development more than once.  
  • Students will have to fill out an application to be on the Journalism staff.  Students must also have permission from the band teacher to be a part of Jazz Band.
  • To be an office/teacher/library aide, you must be a junior with a 3.0 GPA.
  • ACC dual credit courses can be taken by 11th and 12th grade students as well as 10th grade students on with an individual education plan for gifted education.  Other sophomores may request an exception be made to take dual credit.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Language Arts

English 9 (1 credit course; 9th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include fiction and non-fiction readings; journal writing; writing process; accelerated reader; creative book talks; and research paper writing (in conjunction with Survey of Social studies).  Topics covered in second semester including study of the play “The Miracle Worker,” continuation of first semester skills; and completion of a writing portfolio.

English Composition I (½ credit course; high school or dual credit; 12th grade) – This course is an in-depth look at writing - includes the writing of five essays; writing process instruction; class discussions; and group presentations.

English Composition II (½ credit course; high school or dual credit; 12th grade) – The essays taught in this course include a movie review, rhetorical analysis, research paper and reflective essay.  Like Composition I, this class focuses on developing and improving the writing process.

Public Speaking ( ½ credit course; high school or dual credit; 11th-12th grade) – Includes research for informative and persuasive topics; speaking experience in information and demonstration setting; making and using effective visual aids for speaking; working and presenting in a group setting; persuasive arguments; and special speech settings.

Contemporary Novels (½ credit course; 10th-12th grade) – Reading of five novels including mystery, fantasy and historical fiction; character sketches; reviews and critiques; and discussion of novels written by formula.

Debate ( ½ credit course) – Course includes research of policy topic; organizing arguments; persuasive speech strategies; formal debate; listening critically and questioning opponents; and speaking and thinking on your feet.  Students must be able to attend debate tournaments typically held on Saturdays.

English 10 (1 credit course; 10th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include writing with clear meaning; increasing vocabulary; and discussing of literary elements with a short story focus.  Topics covered in second semester include grammar review and analyzing literature; study of “To Kill a Mockingbird”; continuation of semester one elements.

English 11 (1 credit course; 11th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include vocabulary and spelling; grammar; the study of American literature; Accelerated Reader; and writing of personal essays and response to literature.  Topics covered in second semester include vocabulary and spelling; study of short stories; study of Holocaust literature; Accelerated Reader; and writing personal essays and response to literature.

English 12 (1 credit course; 12th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include vocabulary and spelling; study of British literature from the Old English to Middle English; Accelerated Reader; writing personal essays and response to literature.  Topics covered in second semester include vocabulary and spelling; study of British literature including “Othello”; Accelerated Reader; and writing personal essays and response to literature.

 

Math

Geometry (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include points, lines, planes and angles; deductive reasoning; parallel lines and planes; congruent triangles; and quadrilaterals.  Topics covered in second semester include similar polygons; right triangles; circles; areas of plane figures; and areas and volumes of solids.  Students must pass Algebra I before enrolling in Geometry.

Algebra I (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include the language of algebra; real  numbers; solving linear equations; graphing relations and functions; and analyzing linear equations.  Topics covered in second semester include solving linear equations; solving systems of linear equations and inequalities; polynomials; and factoring.

Pre-Algebra (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include the language of algebra; real numbers; and solving linear equations.  Topics covered in second semester include graphing relations and functions; and analyzing linear equations.

Calculus (1 credit course; high school or dual credit) --  Study of limits, derivatives, integrals, and applications of each.  Students must pass Advanced Algebra/College Algebra and Trigonometry before enrolling in Calculus.

Advanced Algebra / College Algebra ( ½ credit course; high school or dual credit) --  Use algebraic techniques to manipulate polynomials, rational, radical, and logarithmic expressions.  Solve linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and systems of equations.  Graph algebraic functions.  Use function notation and perform function operations. Students must pass Algebra II before enrolling. 

 

Trigonometry (½ credit course; high school or dual credit) -- Prepare students for eventual work in calculus.  Topics include:  using trigonometric functions and laws of sine and cosine to solve right triangles, using degree and radian measure, graphing trigonometric functions, proving trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations,  proving trigonometric identities, using vector properties, and problem solving using trigonometric methods.  Students must pass Advanced Algebra / College Algebra before enrolling. 

 

Algebra II (1 credit course) --  Topics include:  solving and graphing polynomial equations of degree 1 and greater; solving linear and quadratic systems of equations; using function notation and performing function operations; simplifying, solving and graphing rational, exponential, and quadratic functions; and studying simple conic sections. Students must pass Algebra I and Geometry before enrolling.

 

Algebra III (½ credit course) --  This semester course is offered for college bound seniors who choose not to enroll in College Algebra.  It is designed to prepare students for college math courses.  Topics include:  linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions and inequalities; rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and conic sections.  This course will also review ACT curriculum and will provide an introduction to statistics.  Students must pass Algebra II before enrolling.

Science

Biology (1 credit course; 10th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include survey of inorganic and organic molecules in living things; cell structures and functions of organelles; cell processes; cell division and photosynthesis.  Topics covered in second semester include cellular respiration; DNA structure and function; genetics; viruses and bacteria; and survey of kingdoms.  This course is designed to prepare students for college biology.

Anatomy (1 credit course; 11th – 12th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include anatomical terms and introduction; histology; integumentary system; skeletal system; and muscular system.  Topics covered in second semester include cardiovascular system and lymphatic and immune systems; digestive and respiratory systems; nervous systems; and endocrines and reproduction.  This course will be offered every other school year.  Students should have successfully completed Biology (not Applied Biology or VPL) to enroll in this class.  This is designed to prepare students interested in the medical field or those curious about “how” the body works.  This class requires a lot of memorization and outside work.

Chemistry (1 credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include classification of matter; atomic theory; quantum theory; periodic law and trends of periodic table.  Topics covered in second semester include bonding types and molecular geometry; writing chemical formulas and naming compounds; chemical reactions; balancing equations; stoichiometry and gas laws.  This is a general survey class that prepares students for chemistry at the college level.  Students must have completed Algebra I and at least be enrolled in Algebra II.  Students will need a scientific calculator for this course.

Science in the 21st Century (1 credit course;  11th-12th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include First Aid; CPR; CPR with AED; and forensic science.  Topics covered in second semester include exercise physiology; nutritional science; and careers in science.

Advanced Biology (1 credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include classification and collection of insect.  Topics covered in second semester include bioethics; botany; zoology; and ecology.  This course is offered every other school year.  It is designed for students who have successfully completed Biology (not Applied Biology or VPL).

Social Studies

Psychology (1/2 credit course; high school or dual credit; 11th -12th grade) --  Introduces the student to the study of human thought and behavior.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have attained a better understanding of psychology as a science and how it relates to and affects cognitive process.  Topics covered include:  historical foundations and current trends in psychology; methods of research; biological bases of behavior including physiology of the brain; principles and theories and applications of motivation and emotion; understanding of lifespan development; major theories of personality; categories of psychological disorders and treatments; major theories and finding in social psychology.  Students will complete a portfolio of learned competencies.

US Government (1/2 credit course; high school or dual credit; 12th grade) --  Intended to familiarize students with the structure, organization, powers, and functions of the three branches of the national government.  The course will also deal with individual participation in government through public opinion, elections, and political organizations.  Topics covered include:  theories on the original of state; classification of government; origins of United States government; colonial periods; Articles of Confederation; Constitution; Congress; President; and courts.  Students will complete a persuasive research paper of 5-8 pages in MLA format.

Survey of Social Studies (1 credit course; 9th grade) --  Freshman level class that covers economics first semester and world geography second semester.  Semester one includes foundation of economics, basic economic language, demand, supply, price, economic systems and microeconomics.  Semester two includes geography skills, five themes of geography, physical and cultural geography of regions including North Africa, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.  Students will write a 5-8 page persuasive paper in MLA format each semester.

Sociology (1/2 credit course; high school or dual credit; 11th-12th grade) -- Introduces student to study of human behavior.   This course gives students a general background for understanding the nature and development of social institutions.  Topics covered include history and philosophy of sociology; compare and contract major sociological perspectives; define and explain major components of culture; describe process of socialization; explain dynamics of population chance, environment, and urbanization.  Each student will complete a portfolio of competencies.

US History (1 credit course; high school or dual credit; 11th grade) --  Topics covered in first semester include Civil War and Reconstruction; Native Americans; settling the west; Guilded Age; and World War One.  Topics covered in second semester include 1920s-30s; World War Two; The Cold War; 1960s-70s; and 1980s-2000.

World History (1 credit course; 10th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include Renaissance; French Revolution; Industrial Revolution; and World War One.  Topics covered in second semester include Russian Revolution; Interwar Years; World War Two; and the contemporary world.

Construction Pathway Courses

Intro to Industrial Technology (½ credit course) Skilled Mechanical Crafts (½ credit course) -- Intro to Industrial  Tech / Skilled Mechanical Crafts:  Introductory level course that teaches basic skills necessary to complete construction and woodworking projects.  Students must master safety tests of all equipment.  Students must pay for materials used for projects.

Woodworking Principles (1 credit course) – Comprehensive course designed to instruct students in basic knowledge and skills required for cabinetmaking and furniture design.  Hand tools, basic math skills, wood science, safety practices, and major woodworking equipment will be employed.  Students must pay for materials used for projects.  Students must complete Intro to Industrial Technology before enrolling in this course.

Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design I (1 credit course) – Advanced level application course designed to provide students with experience in constructing cases, cabinets, counters, lathe-turned products, furniture and other interior work.  Students must pay for materials used for projects.  Students must complete Woodworking Principles before enrolling in this course.

Advanced Materials Technology (1 credit course) – Progressive application level course exploring the implementation of automated equipment and principles of computer- controlled machines, composites, veneers, and other unique processes involved in product fabrication.  Students must pay for materials used for projects.  Students must complete Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design I before enrolling in this course.

Remodeling and Building Maintenance (1 credit course) – Course designed to instruct students in the skills required for residential remodeling and maintenance.  Students will evaluate the condition of structures relating to problems and maintenance needed and demonstrate the ability to repair and replace materials.  Students must pay for materials used for projects.  Students must complete Advanced Materials Technology before enrolling in this course.


Visual Arts Pathway Courses

Graphic Design (1/2 or 1 credit course; 9th – 12th grade) – Semester one includes intro to art elements and principles for graphic design; the job of a graphic designer; study of typography; development of logo for a company.  Projects are completed both by hand and on computer.  Semester two includes continued study of typography; complete web page design; design a book cover; and other projects.  Art I is recommended before enrolling in this course, but not required.

Computer Graphics (1/2 or 1 credit course; 10th-12th grade) – Semester one includes art elements and principles for graphic designers; the job of the designer; intro to Adobe Photoshop software; tutorials in Photoshop and independent projects in Photoshop.  Semester two includes independent projects; introduction to vector graphics; an introduction to Adobe Illustrator.  Art I is highly recommended before enrolling in this course.

Journalism (1 credit course; 10th-12th grade) – Semester one includes journalistic writing; editing; basic photography instruction; caption writing; interview skills; news and entertainment production; yearbook website navigation; and yearbook page production.  Semester two includes continuation of semester one skills; continued newspaper and yearbook production; and regional and state journalism competitions.  Students must apply to be in this class.  Special skills needed include above average writing ability, ability to work with others, ability to meet deadlines, basic technology and photography skills, ability to attend extracurricular activities to take photos.

Fine Arts Courses

Jazz Band (1 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Students will learn to play a variety of styles including swing, rock, funk, Latin and more.  Performance opportunities in the community are offered as well as band concert performances.  Students must receive permission from the teacher before enrolling in this course.

Band (1 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Students participate in marching, pep, and concert band.  Students are introduced to a wide variety of music.  Band performs at home football and basketball games, concerts, festivals and more.  Students must sign up for both semesters with the exception of color guard members.

Art I (1 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Semester one includes introduction to art elements and principles; study of value; study of non-objective, abstract, and realistic art and ceramics.  Semester two includes printmaking, tempera painting, and realistic pencil drawing.  Students should have the desire and motivation to work creatively and follow instruction.  Art I is very structured in order for students to better understand composition.

Art II (1 credit course; 10th-12th grade) – Semester one includes further study of topics introduced in Art I.  Semester two includes an emphasis on realistic drawing, colored pencil use and paper collage.  Students should have the desire and motivation to expand creative and technical skills.  Specific projects are assigned, but there is more choice in use of subject matter and medium.

Art III (1 credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Semester one includes realistic drawing in charcoal and pen and ink and ceramics.  Semester two includes realistic drawing in colored pencil or oil pastel, tempera painting, and independent choice projects.  Students should have the desire and motivation to expand creative and technical skills.  Students have more choices in projects.

Art IV (1 credit course; 12th grade) – Semester one includes realistic self-portrait, realistic drawing and ceramics.  Semester two includes oil or chalk pastel drawing, cardboard construction, and independent choice projects.  Students should have the desire and motivation to expand creative and technical skills.  Students have more choices in projects.

Choir (1 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Students learn vocal technique, sight reading, and music theory.  Participation in several scheduled performances is a required part of this class.

Forensics ( ½ credit course) – Forensics is a class in which students compete in area tournaments in multiple events – public speaking, reading of prose or poetry and acting events.  Class time is used to prepare for these events.  This course provides the opportunity to build confidence in public presentations and provide entertainment for an audience.  Students must be able to attend forensics tournaments, which are usually held on Saturdays.

Business Management & Marketing Pathway Courses

Business Essentials (1/2 credit course):   This will be an introductory class for business pathways. This core course is designed to give students an overview of business, marketing and finance career cluster job opportunities. Students will understand safe and secure environmental controls to create better productivity, determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals and identify personal skills needed to obtain a career and be successful in the workplace. Students will also take a look at industry laws and regulations inside the workplace.   Business essentials will be taught in the 8th grade but may be available for students who transfer into OCHS.

Business Economics (1/2 credit course):  Business economics is a course designed to integrate economic principles with entrepreneurship principles (marketing roles, business law and risk). Students will be analyzing current events to see how the economy is doing currently.  Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business).

 

Entrepreneurship (1/2 credit course):   Students will learn how to start a business. Topics from several fields will be covered including business management, banking and financial, ownership, human relations and business planning. Each student either alone or in a small group will actually take on the role of creating a business of their choice. Learning how to apply for a job, interview for a job inside the company, writing a business plan and then actually running the company.  Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business).

 

Business Management (1/2 credit course):  Students will learn from an owner's point of view what it is like to run a company management wise. Other topics include data analysis to make business decisions, how the economy influences management of a company, how to write important documents, how to handle situations in the workplace, business law, inventory, risk management and finally business plan essentials.  Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business).

 

Accounting (1 credit course):  Students will learn to process accounts in service and merchandising industries by applying concepts and theory to worksheets, financial statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and by using multiple journals, and processing payroll and payroll taxes for employee and employer. Students learn skills and understanding that require creative and critical thinking to problem solve. Students also learn through communication activities to better understand the accounting process and use the GAAP rules that apply to ethical decisions. Students learn by recording transactions and preparing proper financial reports through manual and automated accounting on the computer.  Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business).  This course may be offered for dual credit through Flint Hills Technical College.


Business Communications (1/2 credit course):   Students will learn successful writing techniques and evaluation tools for effective communication in the workplace. Students will learn both effective communication principles and the use of current technology to succeed in a high-tech, global work environment in written and oral communication and presentations.   Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business).  This course may be offered for dual credit through Flint Hills Technical College.

Marketing (1/2 credit course):   Students will learn topics such as market research, purchasing process, distribution systems, warehouse and inventory control, salesmanship, sales promotions, shoplifting and theft control and consumer shopping with sales. We will dissect different marketing techniques by using our community and advertisements around us.  Before enrolling in Business economics, you must have taken business essentials (introduction to business). 

Applied Business Development (1 credit course):   This is a capstone course practicing all the skills obtained inside this pathway. Students will practice planning, organizing directing and controlling functions of operating a business while assuming the responsibility and risks involved. This will include classroom activities as well as internships offered by businesses in our community (Ink, Bank of Osage City etc.)  Must have taken Business Essentials (intro. to business) as well as completed the technical level of the Business Management and Administration pathway before enrolling into this course.


Marketing Applications (1 credit course):  Integrated Marketing Applications is an Application‐Level course. Through this course, students will be actively engaged in utilizing technology and technology applications in the design, production, and implementation of marketing strategies. Students will create print, multimedia, and electronic materials used in the marketing process. Application‐level activities will be centered around: advertising, branding, graphic design, packaging, promotion, publicity, sponsorship, public relation, and sales promotion.  Must have taken Business Essentials (intro. to business) before enrolling in this course.

Physical Education Courses

PE/Health (1 credit course; 9th-10th grade) – Topics covered in first semester include swimming; volleyball; eclipse ball; flag football; disc sports; five components of health; drugs and alcohol.  Topics covered in second semester include archery; bowling; floor hockey; badminton; tennis; CPR and First Aid; and human sexuality.

Advanced PE (1 credit course) – Students participate in team sports and individual physical training.  Students must complete PE/Health before enrolling in this course.

Weights & Conditioning (1 credit course) – Students in this course are prescribed a weight training regimen to build strength and endurance.  Students must complete PE/Health before enrolling in this course.

e2020 Courses

Digital Arts I (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include elements of visual art; historical artwork; careers in design; and use of Inkscape software.  It is highly recommended that students take Graphic Design or Computer Graphics before enrolling in this course.

Game Design (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include use of game design software; basic concepts of game development; and creation of a video game.

Engineering Design I (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include the use of computer-aided design systems; CAD software; creating 3D models and walk-throughs.

Engineering Design II (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include 2D and 3D modeling; use of modeling software; and completion of design challenges.  Students must complete Engineering Design I before enrolling in II.

Introduction to Health Science (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include healthcare careers; basic skills required in medical science; anatomy; pathologies; diagnostic procedures; and fundamentals of emergency medical care.

Career Exploration (1/2 credit course; 9th-12th grade) – Topics covered include development of occupational goals; assessment of skills and interests; exploring industry and career pathways; and developing plans for career and academic development.  

Foreign Language Courses

Spanish I (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include greetings; verb conjugations; conversational vocabulary; and pronouns.  Topics covered in second semester include affirmative/negative words; comparatives, superlatives, and demonstrative adjectives; present progressive tense and reflexive verbs.

Spanish II (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include present progressive tense; conversational vocabulary; daily routine vocabulary; reflexive verbs; passive voice; and holidays.  Topics covered in second semester include imperfect tense; technology; present perfect tense; double object pronouns; infinitives and gerunds; giving directions; and Spanish cuisine.

Credit Recovery Courses

VPL Courses (1/2 credit per class; 9th-12th grade) --  Students will be assigned to VPL courses to recover credit for courses they have failed.  

Family & Community Services Pathway Courses

Career & Life planning (1 credit course) – Topics covered in semester one include: basic life skills; major nutrients needed for good health; food groups; cooking skills and safety learned through lab experiences.  Topics covered in second semester include:  elements of design and color associations; clothing assessment and fashion design; correct operation of a sewing machine; and numerous sewing projects.  Students must pay for sewing projects, approximately $25-$30 per student.

Nutrition & Wellness (1 credit course) – Topics covered in first semester include:  food science labs; international cooking; meal planning and resources involved; table settings, etiquette, and meal service; and hospitality preparations.  Topics covered in second semester include:  detailed diet analysis; physical activity and calorie usage; special diets including vegetarianism; and additional cooking lab experiences.  Career and Life Planning should be taken prior to enrolling in this course.

Family Studies (½ credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Covers family values and resource analysis; management processes and decision-making; self-esteem assessment; home management and meeting family needs; and renting vs. owning. 

Human Growth and Development (½ credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Discusses parenting skills and family structures; readiness for parenthood; the “egg baby” project’ pregnancy and childbirth; and child development.

Aide Courses

Career Connections / Teacher Aide / Office Aide (1 credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Students assist teachers in the elementary, middle and high school.  Students are expected to report to class, complete tasks as requested by teacher, and interact appropriately with students.  Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA to serve as a teacher’s aide.

Library Aide (1 credit course; 11th-12th grade) – Students complete tasks in the media center such as checking out books, reshelving books, cleaning, and assisting classes with research.  

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