1 Moore High Southmoore High VISTA Academy Westmoore High High School Enrollment Information & Course Descriptions
2 Moore Public Schools Mission Statement The Moore Public School District creates a safe environment for all students in an atmosphere of open communication and mutual respect. We engage students in stimulating academic challenges and in positive social interaction so they will become contributing members of society. The Moore School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. Enrollment Instructions 1. Students should have in mind the type of vocation which they plan to enter and should be sure that they enroll in subjects which are essential to their future endeavors. For example, a student interested in engineering or architecture must take all the math offered in high school as early as he/she can; those interested in making a career in nursing should take both Biology and Chemistry. Counselors are available to help with the course selection at any time. 2. Enrollment should be given careful consideration by every pupil and his/her parents. Choice of subjects will be considered as final, barring unforeseen failures. The counselors are available to meet with parents and students to assist with any enrollment problems. 3. If a required subject is not passed, the student should reenroll in the class at the first opportunity. Required classes that are failed must be made up in summer school or Nova Net (Internet courses provided by Moore Public Schools). If an elective subject is not passed, the student is not required to repeat the subject, although completion of 46 semesters of work is required for graduation. Moore High School 300 N. Eastern Moore, OK In accordance with state and federal guidelines, Moore Public Schools provides programs for all students with disabilities. Upon recommendation by a placement team, a student is provided services as specified on the student s individualized educational plan. 5. Any student reading two or more grade levels below his/her grade is required to enroll in reading. 6. A prerequisite is a subject which must be taken before a student is allowed to enroll in another specified subject. Westmoore High School S. Western Moore, OK All course offerings must meet minimum enrollment numbers before being finalized. 8. A course may not be repeated for credit with the exception of those courses designated by a #. 9. All course work followed by a + is required for graduation. Southmoore High School 2901 South Santa Fe Avenue Moore, OK
3 Table of Contents General Information...2 Proficiency-Based Testing...2 Concurrent Enrollment...2 Competitive Activities...2 General Graduation Policy...2 Certificate of Distinction...2 College Preparatory Curriculum Requirements...3 Moore Public Schools Diploma Requirements...3 Requirements for Graduating Seniors...4 State Core Curriculum for High School Graduation...4 College Entrance Requirements...5 My Plan...6 Oklahoma s Promise (OHLAP)...7 Art Business Career & Technology Education Cocurricular Computer Education Language Arts Drama & Debate Mathematics Music Physical Education Science Social Studies World Languages Upward Bound...31 Six Year Plan of Study Moore Norman Technology Center
4 2 Proficiency Based Testing Board Policy 7205 (Adopted ) In order to advance to the next grade/level of study, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the learner outcomes. In grades one through eight, students may demonstrate proficiency in a grade. In grades nine through twelve, students may demonstrate proficiency in core area subjects: mathematics, science, social studies, English, world languages and computer education. Proficiency based testing will be scheduled at least twice a year, at times that allow for appropriate decisions to be made regarding the placement of students who choose to take the tests. Application for testing must be made at least 30 days prior to the testing date. The procedure is as follows: Step One A student, parent or guardian may request testing. Upon receiving the request for testing, the principal of the school shall inform the student s parent or guardian of the educational options available to the student. The student s social, emotional, physical and mental maturity shall be considered in making a recommendation regarding the student s readiness for testing and possible advancement. Step Two At the next scheduled testing time, students in grades one through eight will be required to take an objective test covering learner outcomes for that grade. Students in grades nine through twelve will be required to take an objective test in the specific course(s) they have requested. Students who score at least 90% on the objective tests will qualify to proceed to step three. Step Three Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on tasks that involve a performance or demonstration that is appropriate to the grade/course being tested. Students who score at least 90% on the performance/demonstration test will be advanced to the next grade/level of study. Students must complete all of the proficiency based testing steps prior to the beginning of the grade/ course. Notation to be placed on the students permanent records/transcripts shall be Credit by Exam. Proficiency Test Schedule Test date April 29, applications due March 29, 2011 Test date June 23, 2011 applications due May 23, 2011 Test date August 12, applications due July 12, 2011 Concurrent Enrollment A junior or senior may, if he/she meets the requirements of the Oklahoma Regents, be admitted provisionally to a college or university in Oklahoma as a special student, provided he/she will complete graduation requirements by the end of the senior year. This allows students to be concurrently enrolled in high school and college classes. The State of Oklahoma will now pay tuition for seniors to take up to six hours of college credit each semester of their senior year, plus six hours of credit in the summer before their senior year. Juniors meeting special requirements may be allowed to enroll concurrently. Interested students should contact their counselor for admission criteria and forms. Competitive Activities In order to participate in competitive activities, a student must have passed five classes the previous semester and be currently (within the semester) passing all classes. Specific implementation of this policy will follow the regulations established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. NCAA Any student that is going to participate in a college athletic program under the guidance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is responsible to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse ( and complete all high school coursework needed to satisfy the NCAA s requirements. All questions should be directed to the head coach of the related sport and/or the site athletic director. General Graduation Policy Moore Secondary Schools Board Policy # 7090 (rv ) I. Graduation Requirements In accordance with Senate Bill 982, ALL students entering the 9th grade will be enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum. Prior to entering the 9th grade, students will have the option to opt out of the college preparatory curriculum with the parent/guardian s approval. In order to receive a high school diploma from Moore Public Schools, the student must successfully complete the following required courses plus eight and one half units (seventeen semesters) of electives. Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in , every student shall demonstrate mastery of the state academic content standards in the following subject areas in order to graduate from a public high school with a standard diploma: 1. Algebra I 2. English II; and 3. Two of the following five: a. Algebra II, b. Biology I, c. English III, d. Geometry, and e. United States History To demonstrate mastery, the student shall attain at least a proficient score on the end-of-instruction criterion-referenced tests. Students who do not attain at least a satisfactory score on any end-of-instruction test shall be provided remediation and the opportunity to retake the test up to three times per calendar year until at least a satisfactory score is attained on the tests of Algebra I, English II and two of the required tests or an approved alternative test. In order to provide an indication of the levels of competency attained by the student in a permanent record for potential employers and institutions of higher education, for students who enter the ninth grade in or prior to the school year, school districts shall report the highest achieved state test performance level on the end-of-instruction tests on the student s high school transcript. Beginning with students who enter the ninth grade in the school year, school districts shall report the student s performance level of satisfactory and above on the end-of-instruction tests on the student s high school transcript. See requirements charts on page 3 Certificate of Distinction Students who meet the specified requirements will be recognized as graduates of distinction. Advanced Placement classes in the subject areas may be substituted on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the academic units required for a certificate of distinction. 4 units of English 4 units of Mathematics 4 units of Social Studies 4 units of Science 2 units of World Language 2 additional units in the area of Technology, the Humanities, or the Arts * Must have a minimum of 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. * Must Achieve a satisfactory (or advanced) score, or its equivalent, on all state end-of-instruction exams.
5 College Preparatory Curriculum Requirements Senate Bill Units of English - to include Grammar, Composition, Literature, or any English course approved for college admission requirements. 3 Units of Mathematics - limited to Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, or any mathematics course with content and/or rigor above Algebra I and approved for college admission requirements. 3 Units of Laboratory Science - limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any lab science course with content and/or rigor equal to or above Biology and approved for college admission requirements. 3 Units of History and Citizenship Skills - including 1 unit of American History, 1/2 unit of U.S. Government, 1/2 unit of Oklahoma History, and 1 unit from the subjects of history, geography, government, economics, civics, or non-western culture and approved for college admission requirements. 2 Units of the same World Language or non-english language or 2 units of Computer Technology - approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or a technology center school, including computer programming, hardware, and business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses. 1 Additional Unit Listed Above or career and technology education courses approved for college admission requirements, and 1 Unit or Set of Competencies of Fine Arts such as music, art, or drama, or 1 unit or set of competencies of speech. Elective Units to equal a minimum of 23 total units. The local school board s graduation requirements may exceed the state graduation requirement of 23 units. If the student opts out of the college preparatory curriculum, with the parent/ guardian s approval, they must meet the following diploma requirements. Moore Public Schools Diploma Requirements 4 Units of English English I - grammar and composition, and literature English II* - composition and World Literature English III* - composition and American Literature English IV - composition and English Literature 3 Units of Mathematics - Passed in grades Unit of Algebra I* or Algebra I taught in contextual methodology 2 Units from course options: Algebra II*, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry*, or Geometry* taught in contextual methodology, Math Analysis, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics & Probability I and II, Mathematics of Finance, and options approved by the State Department of Education approved course work with content and rigor equal to or above Algebra I 3 Units of Science 1 Unit of Biology I* or Biology I taught in contextual methodology AND 2 Units from a lab science from State Department of Education approved course work which may include but is not limited to the following courses: Chemistry I, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science, Zoology, Physiology, Astronomy, Applied Physics, Principles of Technology, or other science courses with content over and/or equal to the above Biology I, as recommended by the district and approved by the State Department of Education** 3 1/2 Units of Social Studies 1 Unit of World History 1 Unit of United States History* 1 Unit of American Studies (Government) 1/2 Unit of Oklahoma History 1/2 Unit of Personal Financial Literacy 1 Unit of Physical Education, Athletics, Vocal Music, or Instrumental Music 8 Units of Electives (2 units of world languages or 2 units of computer courses are strongly recommended) Total 23 Units The Arts 2 Sets of Competencies (competencies are taught as integrated content in core classes) * These courses are preparatory for the end-of-instruction tests required by the Oklahoma School Testing Program. ** All science and math offerings have received State Department of Education approval. Advanced Placement coursework is available for many upper level courses; these may be substituted on a course by course basis to satisfy the academic units required. When a student earns college credit through concurrent enrollment, the grade will be recorded on the student s transcript but will not be factored into the calculation of the student s Grade Point Average. Students will receive high school credit for these courses. Academic credit will be awarded for courses that are correlated with courses offered by the district s high schools. Elective credit will be awarded for courses that are not correlated. The Board of Education may establish requirements that exceed state graduation requirements. Sets of competencies are established in Oklahoma s core curriculum, the Priority Academic Student Skills. A senior student who has moved from out of state or from another school in Oklahoma and has become a legal resident may complete the graduation units required from his/ her previous school providing the student would be unable to meet the specific graduation requirements of the district without extending the date of graduation. To meet graduation requirements, local school district options may include, but not be limited to, courses taken by concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, or correspondence, district approved Internet Based Instruction courses, or courses bearing different titles. The district strongly encourages students to complete two units of world language as part of the core curriculum for high school graduation. The district s requirements may exceed state graduation requirements. A Carnegie Unit of credit is given for the successful completion of a course that meets 40 minutes a day, five days a week, for at least 36 weeks, or equivalent of 120 clock hours within the school year. Sets of competencies are the skills and competencies specified in the Priority Academic Student Skills, or other skills and competencies adopted by the State Board of Education. Rigor means a level of difficulty that is appropriate for the grade level and that meets state and national standards. Contextual methodology means academic content and skills taught by utilizing real-world problems and projects to help students understand the application of knowledge. 3
6 4 Requirements For Graduating Seniors A. Forty-six semesters, and 2 sets of competencies in the fine arts are required. B. A student must have a graduation plan that will enable him/her to participate in graduation exercises to be enrolled as a senior. C. Students must have scores from end-of-instruction tests in Algebra I, English II, Biology, English III, U.S. History, Geometry and Algebra II (if course is taken) on their transcript in order to graduate (see also I. Graduation Requirements). D. Students must have successfully completed 20 semesters of course work to be enrolled as a junior. E. Students must have successfully completed 10 semesters of course work to be enrolled as a sophomore. II. Educational Options A. Educational options such as correspondence courses, independent study, district approved courses for Internet Based Instruction, and night school are considered appropriate methods for developing mastery. B. Students demonstrating competency in district designated curriculum areas shall receive credit for the appropriate course(s). Competency in the curriculum areas designated for proficiency testing shall be demonstrated when a student completes an assessment or evaluation appropriate to curriculum area with at least 90% accuracy. Examples of assessments may include portfolio, criterion-reference test, thesis, project, product or performance. Proficiency in all laboratory science courses requires that students perform relevant laboratory techniques. III. Graduation Criteria A. At least 2 units of the last 3 units of course work shall be completed in attendance in the accredited high school from which the individual expects to receive his/her diploma. A senior student who has moved from out of state or from another school in Oklahoma and has become a legal resident may complete the graduation units required from his/her previous school providing the student would be unable to meet the specific graduation requirements of the district without extending the date of graduation. B. All students must enroll in 6 classes per semester, or be concurrently enrolled in college courses under the criteria set by the Oklahoma State Regents. C. Credit is given for successful completion of each semester of class work. D. Students who need more than 2 semesters of course work for graduation shall not be permitted to participate in graduation exercises. IV. Valedictorian and Salutatorian The valedictorian will be the top ranked student based on the grade point average of seven semesters of the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, and the first semester of the 12th grade. The salutatorian will be the 2nd ranked student. All students with a 4.00 grade point average and above based on these seven semesters will be designated as honor graduates. State Core Curriculum for High School Graduation (Title 70 O.S and State Board of Education Regulations) Students who entered the ninth grade prior to the school year shall enroll in the core curriculum for high school graduation. Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the school year, in order to graduate from a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education with a standard diploma, students may enroll in the core curriculum for high school graduation upon written approval of the parent or legal guardian. 4 Units or Sets of Competencies Language Arts 1 Grammar and Composition, and 3 which may include, but are not limited to the following courses: American Literature, English Literature, World Literature, Advanced English Courses, or other English courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above grammar and composition. 3 Units or Sets of Competencies Mathematics 1 Algebra I or Algebra I taught in a contextual methodology, and 2 which may include, but are not limited to the following courses: Algebra II, Geometry or Geometry taught in a contextual methodology, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, or Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics and/or Probability, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Mathematics of Finance*, Intermediate Algebra*; contextual mathematics courses which enhance technology preparation whether taught at (1) a comprehensive high school or (2) a technology center school when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade, taught by a certified teacher, and approved by the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; mathematics courses taught at a technology center school by a teacher certified in the secondary subject area when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade upon approval of the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; or other mathematics courses with content and/or rigor to or above Algebra I. 3 Units or Sets of Competencies Science 1 Biology I or Biology I taught in a contextual methodology, and 2 in the areas of: life, physical, or earth science or technology which may include, but are not limited to the following courses: Chemistry I, Physics, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physical Science, Earth Science, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Astronomy, Applied Biology/Chemistry, Applied Physics, Principles of Technology, qualified agricultural education courses (including, but not limited to Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, and Animal Science), contextual science courses which enhance technology preparation whether taught at (1) a comprehensive high school, or (2) a technology center school when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade, taught by a certified teacher, and approved by the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; science courses taught at a technology center school by a teacher certified in the secondary subject area when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade upon approval of the State Board of Education and the independent board of education; or other science courses with content and/or rigor to or above Biology I. 3 Units or Sets of Competencies Social Studies 1 United States History, 1/2 to 1 United States Government, 1/2 Oklahoma History, and 1/2 to 1 which may include, but are not limited to the following courses: World History, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, or other social studies courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above United States History, United States Government, and Oklahoma History. 2 Units or Sets of Competencies The Arts Which may include, but are not limited to, courses in visual arts and general music. 8 Electives 23 Total Credits (Units or Sets of Competencies) *Contact School Improvement, State Department of Education, ( , to obtain the curriculum outline).
7 College Entrance Requirements Oklahoma State University Stillwater ACT 24 OR SAT 1090 High School GPA AND Class Rank - top 33.3% High School GPA in the 15-Unit Core AND 21 ACT OR 980 SAT High School GPA in the 15-Unit Core 3.0 OR 22 ACT OR 1020 SAT AND answers to 7 undergraduate application questions. University of Oklahoma Norman An unweighted cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) AND Rank in the top 25% of your high school graduating class OR An ACT score of at least 24* AND An unweighted cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)** OR An ACT score of at least 24* AND Rank in the top 50% of your high school graduating class* OR An SAT score of at least 1090* AND An unweighted cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)** OR An SAT score of at least 1090** AND Rank in the top 50% of your high school graduating class** *The optional writing section is not required for ACT. OU will only consider the math and critical reading sections on the SAT and not the writing portion. **Grade point average and, in some cases, class rank from unaccredited high schools or home school records, and a passing score on the GED will be used to determine a performance minimum in conjunction with the test score requirement for automatic admission, but will not be used as the sole basis for meeting performance admission requirements to the University of Oklahoma. East Central University Ada Must score a 20 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT OR Must rank in the top 50% of graduating class with a 2.7 GPA OR Must have a 2.7 GPA in 15 units of core curriculum courses AND must have 9 units of core curriculum requirements for college entrance (go to admissions/beginfresh.htm for details). Northeastern State University Tahlequah A four-year high school grade-point average of 2.70 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale and ranked scholastically among the upper 50% of your graduating class OR A 2.7 GPA in the 15 high school courses required for college entry, OR A composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT or a similar acceptable battery of tests. Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva ACT Score 20, SAT Score 940 OR High School Rank Top 50% and High School GPA 2.7 in core 15 units Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant Have at least an ACT composite of 20 or SAT of 940 (Critical Reading & Math) OR Have a GPA of 2.7 from a state-accredited high school in the 15 required curricular units (go to for further details), Have a GPA of 2.7 from a state-accredited high school AND rank in the upper 50% of your graduating class Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford Minimum ACT of 20 (940 SAT) OR Rank scholastically in the upper 50% of his/her graduating class AND an overall high school GPA of approximately 2.7 OR Have a high school GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) in the 15-unit core curriculum. University of Central Oklahoma Edmond High School GPA 2.7*, Rank Upper 50%, ACT 20, SAT 940 *The GPA will be defined annually by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to correspond to the rank in class. The general information on this page was obtained from web sites of each of the following listed universities. Please verify information by visiting the respective web sites or contacting the admissions offices directly. NOTE: Requirements may change and requirements for private institutions may be different. See your counselor for up-to-date information and verify requirements with the admissions office of the institution. If you want to go to a state university but you don t meet the course and grade requirements, see your counselor. For more information call ( in OKC), or visit the web site at www. okhighered.org (under Information for students). University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha A minimum composite ACT score of 24 or 1090 SAT OR A grade point average of 3.0 or higher AND scholastic ranking in the top 25% of high school graduating class OR A grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the 15-unit high school core curriculum required for university admission AND a minimum ACT score of 22 or 1020 SAT 5
8 My Plan Instructions 1. In the white spaces, write in the classes you will take each year, 2. In the colored category columns, write in the number of units you will earn under each category for your classes. EN English M Math S Science SS Social Studies FL Financial Literacy EL Electives PE Physical Education 3. At the bottom of each year block, write in the total units you will earn for each category. 4. In the Totals box on the bottom, write in your total units earned in each category column on the top line. 5. Compare your totals to the required totals for graduation and college. Classification In order to be promoted to the next grade level, students must have acquired units as follows: Grade 9 to 10 5 Units Grade 10 to Units Grade 11 to Units Grade 12 To be classified as a senior, the student must have academic standing that would qualify them to graduate during the current school year. Totals Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Classes My Totals My Totals My Totals My Totals My Totals EN M S SS FL EL PE Graduation Requirements /2 1/2 8 1 General College /2 8 Requirements* * Varies by college. Research college admission requirements for the school you d like to attend. 6
9 Oklahoma s Promise The Benefits Once you have completed the program s requirements, Oklahoma s Promise OHLAP will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited private college or university or for courses offered at a public technology center that qualify for credit from a public two-year college. (The Oklahoma s Promise OHLAP scholarship amount does not include items such as other required fees, books, supplies, or room and board.) Who May Apply? To enroll in Oklahoma s Promise OHLAP you must: be an Oklahoma resident apply during your 8th, 9th, or 10th grade year be the child of parents who earn $50,000 or less per year at the time of application Parents Will Need to Help Parents must supply proof of income, sign the agreement, and promise to help you successfully reach the goals of the program. Requirements Graduate from an Oklahoma high school Take the 17 units of high school courses below and achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in those courses Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses in grades 9-12 Attend school regularly Do your homework Stay away from drugs and alcohol Don t commit criminal or delinquent acts Meet with a school official to go over your schoolwork and records on a regular basis Provide information when requested Apply for other financial aid during you senior year of high school Take part in Oklahoma s Promise OHLAP activities that will prepare you for college Required Courses 4 English (grammar, composition, literature) 3* Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any lab science certified by the school district. General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.) 3 Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, or Advanced Placement [AP] Statistics) 3 History and Citizenship Skills (including 1 unit of American History and 2 additional units from the subjects History, Economics, Civics, Geography, Government, or Non-Western Culture) 2 Foreign or Non-English Languages (two years of the same language) OR 2 Computer Technology (Two units in programming, hardware and business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics qualify. Keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify. 1 foreign language and 1 computer course will not meet this requirement.) 1 additional course* of any of the subjects listed above 1 Fine Arts (Music, Art, Drama) or Speech 17 total units Ways to Apply Apply online at Call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at or in OKC Get an application from your school counselor Other Conditions You must also meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply You have three years from the time you graduate high school to start taking college courses You may receive funds for no more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college Awards can not be used for courses taken after you complete your bachelor s degree You must maintain good grades in college to keep receiving awards 7
10 ART COURSE NO. SEMESTER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL st Visual Graphic Art 1/ nd Visual Graphic Art 1/ D Studio Art I 1/ D Studio Art II VISTA Art III VISTA Art IV Pre-AP/Art III 2-Dimensional Studio Art AP 2-Dimensional Studio Art D Studio Art I 1/ D Studio Art II Pre-AP 3-Dimensional Studio Art AP 3-Dimensional Studio Art (SHS & MHS Only ) Visual Graphic Art (1 or 2 semesters) Course No (1st semester) Course No (2nd semester) This course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques associated with drawing. Students will learn visual vocabulary including the elements and principles of art integrated with computer use. Graphics software packages will be used to expose students to specialized graphics skills. * Moore High School students will have the option to receive AP credit by meeting the requirements for the AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio course. 2-D Studio Art I Course No This course includes discussion in the meaning, major forms, and components of two-dimensional art. Students study elements and principles of design used in creation of two-dimensional works, art appreciation, and art history. Students are exposed to various media and techniques used in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students may be required to purchase some consumable materials. 2-D Studio Art II Prerequisite: Art I Course No Students will expand previously developed skills from Art I in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Principles of design, art appreciation, and art history are emphasized in this course. Students will be required to purchase consumable materials for this course. Art III VISTA High School Only (1 or 2 semesters) Prerequisite: Art I, Art II Students will expand previously developed skills in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Principles of design, art appreciation, and art history are emphasized in this course. Students may be required to purchase some consumable materials. Art IV VISTA High School Only (1 or 2 semesters) Prerequisite: Art I, Art II, Art III Students will expand previously developed skills in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Principles of design, art appreciation, and art history are emphasized in this course. Students may be required to purchase some consumable materials. Pre-AP/ART III 2-Dimensional Studio Art Grade Level Prerequisite: Art I & Art II Course No The Pre-AP Studio Art course is designed for juniors and seniors with a serious interest in the visual arts. This is an advanced course that stresses strong technique, development of a studio work ethic in the production of art, and an emphasis on decision making in developing a personal statement through one s craft. This class will help the art student make a smooth transition into the AP Studio class. Deadlines are stressed and portfolio progress is required. Students will provide some supplies for projects which will be taken home, and will be required to purchase consumable materials. AP 2-Dimensional Studio Art Prerequisite: Art I, 2 semesters of Art II, teacher recommendation Course No This is the most advanced 2-D visual arts course available. There is a series of open-ended assignments with a minimal amount of formal instruction. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared to research media and techniques. This course requires additional work done outside of regular class time as well as full work participation during class. Each student must assemble a portfolio of at least thirty major assignments to represent his/her work as an artist. Students may formally submit their work to the College Board and may receive possible college credit with a qualifying score. Students will be required to purchase consumable materials and to submit AP portfolio to College Board at student expense. 3-D Studio Art I Course No (Can be taught both Fall and Spring Semesters) This course is designed as a basic three dimensional course to introduce the student to various 3D mediums: may include, but not limited to clay, metal, fiber, paper, wood, etc. A variety of methods and techniques will be taught, as well as design/creation, art history and art appreciation. Instruction in the processes, correct use of tool, terms, and techniques will be provided. Students will be required to purchase materials for projects, which will be taken home. 3-D Studio Art II Prerequisite: 3-D Studio Art I Course No This course is for students who wish to pursue additional experiences in various 3D mediums, such as pottery, clay, jewelry, and various forms of sculpture. A variety of materials, techniques, and methods will be used in projects that will be taken home. Continuation of design/creation, art history and art appreciation will be included. Students will be required to purchase materials for projects, which will be taken home. 8
11 business Pre-AP 3-Dimensional Studio Art Southmoore & Moore High only Grade Level Prerequisite: 3-D Art I & 3-D Art II or teacher approval Course No The Pre-AP Studio Art course is designed for students with a serious interest in the three-dimensional visual arts. This is an advanced course that stresses strong technique, development of a studio work ethic in the production of art, and an emphasis on decision making in developing a personal statement through one s craft. This class will help the art student make a smooth transition into the AP Studio class his/her senior year. Deadlines are stressed and portfolio progress is required. Students will provide art supplies for projects which will be taken home. AP 3-Dimensional Studio Art SHS & MHS Only Prerequisite: Art I and 2 semesters of Art II, teacher recommendation Course No This is an advanced course for the serious art student. There is a series of open-ended assignments with a minimal amount of formal instruction. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared to research media and techniques. This course requires that extra work be done outside of the regular class time as well as full work participation during class. Each student must assemble a portfolio of at least twenty-four major assignments to represent his/her work as an artist. Students are expected to formally submit their portfolios for Advanced Placement Studio credit. Students will be required to purchase consumable materials. COURSE NO. SEMESTER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL 2021 Accounting I (1st semester) 1/ Accounting I (2nd semester) 1/ Accounting II (1st semester) 1/ Accounting II (2nd semester) 1/ Business Computer Applications 1/ Business Economics 1/ Business Law 1/ Careers 1/ International Business 1/ Personal Financial Literacy 1/ Software Applications I 1/ Software Applications II 1/ Accounting I (1st semester) Course No Accounting I, 1st semester, involves the study of the principles and procedures of bookkeeping and accounting related to daily living and practice in maintaining the financial records of service businesses. This course is recommended for its value to students in keeping financial records and as a basis for continued study in accounting. In order to earn a bachelor s degree in any area of business, a college student must complete at least six hours of accounting; therefore, many students will benefit greatly in college by having a good foundation in high school accounting. Accounting I (2nd semester) Prerequisite: Accounting I (1st semester) Course No Accounting I, 2nd semester, involves a continuation of the principles and procedures studied in Accounting I as well as the addition of accounting records for partnerships and merchandising businesses. This course is recommended for personal use and for business employment as an accounting clerk, as well as for the college-bound student planning a major in any area of business. Accounting II (1st semester) Prerequisites: Accounting I (both semesters) Course No Accounting II, 1st semester, involves the study of departmental accounting, inventory control, and payroll tax records, as well as other accounting concepts. It is recommended for students planning to pursue further education in business or for entry-level accounting clerk positions. Accounting II (2nd semester) Prerequisite: Accounting I (both semesters), Accounting II (1st Semester) Course No Accounting II, second semester, is an advanced study of cost accounting, accounting for corporations, and accounting for manufacturing businesses. It is designed to provide competence for business employment as a bookkeeper. It is also of importance for those students planning to major in any area of business in college. Business Computer Applications Course No This course enables students to develop computer skills in spreadsheets, graphics, and databases. This course is recommended for its value in personal use, business employment and college courses. Business Economics Course No This course provides students with business theories and terms necessary to solve problems in today s economy through the study of market economy, supply and demand, pricing, and factors of production. These concepts are applied through the formation of a company, selling of stock, making and selling a product, preparing profit or loss statements, and declaring dividends. The course is sponsored by Junior Achievement. 9
12 Business CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 10 Business Law Course No Business Law assists students in understanding the court system and its interpretation of the law and the legal ramifications of business transactions involving contracts, real property, insurance, employment, and wills. The focus of this course is on civil law and contract law. Careers Course No Careers is designed to teach students how to choose and plan a career. This course includes topics of preparing and interviewing for a job, getting along with employers and co-workers, and computing payroll information. Students will develop awareness of some of the realities involved in the business world. A portion of the course is spent in cooperative office training in school offices. International Business Course No International Business consists of all the business activities for creating, shipping, and selling goods and services across national borders. It is designed to help the student develop the knowledge, skills, abilities, and appreciation needed to live and work in a global marketplace. Personal Financial Literacy Grade Level: 9 Course No The intent of personal financial literacy education is to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earning potential. The fourteen areas of instruction designated in the Passport of Financial Literacy Act of 2007 are designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage their personal finances. Basic economic concepts of scarcity, choice, opportunity cost, and cost/benefit analysis are interwoven throughout the standards and objectives. This systematic way of making personal financial decisions will provide students a foundational understanding for making informed and successful personal financial decisions. All students are required to successfully complete all 14 modules of this course to qualify for high school graduation in 2014 and beyond. Software Applications I Course No This course provides the opportunity to become familiar with popular software used in business. Students will learn basic word processing skills, document formatting, report styles, tables, and letters. Students will be introduced to spreadsheets and presentation software. Software Applications II Prerequisite: Software Applications I Course No This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills needed to use a computer for personal and/or business purposes. Students will apply advanced levels of word processing and presentation software. CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Introduction to Agriscience Grade Level 9-12 Course No Content emphasizes science-based approaches to the agricultural industry, natural resources, animal science, plant/horticulture and soil science, agricultural safety, agribusiness, and economic principles, careers, and agricultural mechanics. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed an understanding of agriculture s role in industry and the skills needed to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised agricultural experience and FFA are included in the course. Agriscience II Prerequisite: Intro to Agriscience Course No This course is designed to meet the needs of students in the study of leadership, finance, plant and soil science, animal science, and agricultural power and technology. Instructional activities are conducted in the classroom and laboratory. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed skills for leadership within the agriculture industry and for pursuing a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised agricultural experiences as well as FFA activities are an integral part of the instructional process. Intro to Animal Science Prerequisite: Teacher approval or Introduction to Agriscience Course No Content includes the importance and scope of agricultural animals, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, health and disease management, facilities and equipment, and production practices of popular species, evaluation, fitting, showing, marketing, animal ethics and safety. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed an understanding of the acquisition, maintenance, and marketing of animals in agriculture industries and skills to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA are required. Introduction to Agriscience is a prerequisite or Teacher Approval. Advanced Biological Animal Science Prerequisite: Intro to Animal Science Course No Content includes taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, body systems, heredity and genetics, hormonal and immune systems, nutrition, health, and well-being. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA required. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a more thorough understanding of the biological structure and health of animals in agriculture industries and skills to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Introduction to Animal Science is a prerequisite. Intro to Agricultural Mechanics & Power Prerequisite: Intro to Agriscience or Teacher Approval Course No Content includes the meaning and importance of agricultural mechanics and power; personal and employability safety; identifying, using and maintaining common hand and power tools; planning and organizing facilities and shops; using measuring devices; selecting and using wood and metal materials; using fasteners and hardware; preparing and using simple project plans; metal fabrication; and machinery and engines. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed basic welding skills needed for construction in agriculture industries and to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA required. Introduction to Agriscience is a prerequisite or Teacher Approval.
13 CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSE NO. SEMESTER COURSE TITLE COURSE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL Intro to Agriscience Agriscience II Intro to Animal Science Advanced Biological Animal Science Intro Agricultural Mechanics & Power Agricultural Power & Technology Agricultural Structures Intro to Agribusiness and Management Employment in Agribusiness Intro to Horticulture Landscape & Nursery Production Greenhouse Production & Floral Design Marketing Fundamentals Entrepreneurship & Business Management Business & Marketing Communications 1/ Sales & Sales Promotion 1/ Sports & Entertainment Marketing Multi Media & Image Management Techniques Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design Family & Consumer Science I - 1/2 9 Human Services Family & Consumer Science I - Design 1/ Textiles & Apparel I 1/ Textiles & Apparel II 1/ Foods Science & Personal Nutrition 1/ Parenting & Child Development 1/ Housing & Home Environments I 1/ Housing & Home Environments II 1/ Marriage & Family Life 1/ Adult & Family Living All Agricultural classes are located on Moore High campus. A bus will transport Westmoore and Southmoore students to the Moore High campus. Career Tech classes prepare students for career success by relating educational experiences to industry standards as well as student goals and aspirations. Agricultural Power and Technology Prerequisite: Intro to Agricultural Mechanics and Power Course No Content includes meaning and use of agricultural power; personal and occupational safety; kinds, uses, and maintenance of agricultural tractors; kinds and uses of crop production equipment (including tillage, planting, application, and harvesting equipment); internal combustion engine principles and maintenance, including those using gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels; tractor power trains; electronics, including sensors, controllers, and onboard computers; and electric motors. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed an understanding of welding construction and power systems in agriculture industries and the skills to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA required. Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics and Power is a prerequisite. Agricultural Structures Prerequisite: Intro to Agricultural Mechanics & Power Course No Content includes the kinds and importance of structures; personal and occupational safety; sketching, drawing and plan reading; selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; laying out structures; placing and finishing concrete and masonry units; lumber and other wood building materials including fasteners and hardware; using metal and plastics in structures; framing agricultural buildings; installing plumbing and electrical systems; roofing and ventilation systems; and applying paint and other coatings. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed advanced skills in welding and construction in agriculture industries to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA required. Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics and Power is a prerequisite. Intro to Agribusiness and Management Prerequisite: Intro to Agriscience or Teacher Approval Course No This course is for students that have an interest in managing and otherwise operating agricultural businesses. Content will include the nature and importance of agribusiness and agricultural industry, the meaning and role of management, economic systems and ways of doing business, the meaning and nature of entrepreneurship, obtaining and using resources, risk management, starting an agribusiness, developing a business plan, complying with legal regulations, records and financial analysis, personal development, careers and employability skills. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed skills for business development and operation in agriculture industries and the skills to pursue a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA will be required. Introduction to Agriscience is a prerequisite or Teacher Approval. Employment in Agribusiness Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Intro to Agribusiness Management Course No This course is designed for worksite learning experiences. Students enrolled will be given the opportunity to practice specific career skills. Course content: employability skills, resume writing, letter of application, completing job application, salary and taxes, and interviewing skills. To extend course learning and provide industry experience, students may enroll in the on-the-job training program. The OJT program requires the student to hold a part-time job in a Agribusiness related career field (minimum of 10 hours per week) with supervised on-the-job training for an additional unit of credit. Students earning OJT credit may be released one hour early from school for work. Students enrolled in on-the-job training must have teacher approval. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have enhanced his/her skills for seeking and sustaining employment in an agriculture industry and for the pursuit of a career pathway in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA required. Introduction to Agribusiness Management is a prerequisite. Intro to Horticulture Prerequisite: Intro to Agriscience or teacher Approval Course No Content includes species and importance of horticultural plants, plant safety, plants as living organisms, sexual and asexual reproduction, plant growth, and cultural practices, including the use of greenhouses and other growing structures, disease and pest management, plant, nutrition, and growth regulation. Upon successful completion of this 11