1 Courses Offerings in affiliation with Northeast Tennessee College and Career Consortium Niswonger Foundation Greeneville, Tennessee Website:
2 Rules and Policies for Niswonger Online Dear Student, We are excited that you are taking an online course(s)! Below you will see Course Guidelines/Rules, your login instructions to your Niswonger Learning Center account, and a list of the School Online Liaisons for each high school. Please read over these instructions carefully as they contain important information about your user name and password, accessing your course and using many of the other features on the site. An online course is an exciting way to learn and offers you a great deal of flexibility by working at home and at your own pace; however, we must stress that the course you are taking may be required for graduation. Final grades are sent to your schools that will review and approve your course work and place your final grade on your transcript. Just as you would ask questions or ask for help in the traditional classroom, you should do the same thing in your online course. There are many people who want to see you do well! In order to help you prepare to successfully navigate and complete your course, please read over the all the items below. Your success is important to us and we are here to help you! Keep up with important updates and reminders! Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/niswongeronline and Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/niswonger-foundation- Learning-Center/ Thank You, Ms. Arnold Denise Arnold, Ed.S. Director of Learning Resources Niswonger Foundation I3 Grant
3 Student Course Guidelines/Rules You are not permitted to take more than two online courses in a single term. You must be approved and registered for any online course through the online liaison for your school. You are only permitted to take an online course to earn first time credit for a course. If you are interested in credit recovery, you should consult your school counselor about other options available to you. You may not repeat an online course or any portion of an online course for which you have already earned a final grade in a previous term. Once you receive access to your course, it must be completed by the close date. You will have until closing date at 11:59 pm to submit your assignments based on the due dates your teacher will provide to you. This means that you must pace yourself to have all work completed during this time frame. We do not allow Incompletes. If you have any issues, concerns, or trouble logging into your course, your School Online Liaison is there to help you. The contact for the liaison at each of the schools is listed at the bottom. Please make note of this and feel free to contact him/her. You may also submit a Trouble Ticket located at https://www.nflconline.com/ticket.php Once you start your course, your teacher will give you his/her contact information and will be available to help you with any concerns or questions related to your course work. Each teacher will provide you with a pacing guide that will give you due dates for your assignments. You will receive a 0 on each assignment that is not completed by the due date. You will not be allowed to make up missed assignments so pay careful attention to the due dates your teacher posts to the site; however, you may work ahead if you choose to do so. If you want to drop this course, you must make that request directly to the online liaison for your school whose is listed at the bottom. Once you are registered for a course, the staff at Niswonger Foundation nor your online teacher can drop you, only your School Online Liaison can do this. As long as you use this process within the first 10 days of enrolling in the course, there is no penalty for dropping. Note: Some of your schools may have stricter policies regarding dropping your online course, which overrides the policies of Niswonger Foundation. Be sure to pay attention to any additional policies they may have. If you do not complete the course and do not go through the procedure above to drop the course, we will send the final grade of F to your school which may negatively impact your GPA. If you have a drop request approved by your Online School Liaison and you have been in the class for more than 10 days, you will not be eligible to take another Niswonger Online Course unless you have your Online School Liaison submit an appeal on your behalf. It is important to frequently check the address that you provided on your application. Please notify your School Online Liaison immediately if your addresses changes.
4 Login Instructions 1. Go to 2. Click on the right side of the page on Student Log-in, and you will see a login box to enter your user name and password. 3. Your user name is your first name and last name that you provided on your application, all lowercase and no spaces. For example, John Doe s user name would be johndoe If you are unable to login, please submit a Trouble Ticket at Your password is initially be set to (make sure you use the uppercase P) If you took a class this summer, then you should use the password you created this summer. 4. If you forget your password, click on the link in the login box that says, Forgot your login and/or password? The system will send a new temporary password to the address we have on file for you. 5. Once you login, you will need to change your password to something that you can easily remember. You do this by scrolling down the menu on the left, near the bottom on the page and clicking on Edit Account. Then go to field labeled, New Password and enter a new password and re-enter it in the Confirm Password field. Remember to save. You may also update your address and phone number if needed. 6. Once you have changed your password and saved it, then click on Dashboard at the top of the menu on the left. 7. You will see a box called Academic Snapshot where your course(s) is listed. Click directly on your course and you will be taken to the Moodle site. Once you are on the Moodle site, look for the menu on the left called Navigation and under that click on My Courses. Click on the course abbreviation listed there, and it will take you to your online classroom. 8. Sometimes when you first try to login, your computer will tell you that you need to enable cookies. If you are using Mozilla Firefox as your browser, If you are using Internet Explorer, Internet-Explorer-9 9. If for any reason, you cannot get logged into your account or have any other issues, please see your School Online Liaison listed below or submit a Trouble Ticket at https://www.nflconline.com/ticket.php
5 Online School Liaisons School Name Liaison Contact Cherokee High School Kenner, Amy Chuckey Doak High School Fillers, Jenny Clinch School Harville, Kim Cloudland High School Mareck,Barbara Cocke County High School Pratt, Vera Cosby High School Coggins, Eric David Crockett High School Anderson, Jamie Daniel Boone High School Campbell, Tim Dobyns-Bennett High School Norris, Laurie Elizabethton High School Fletcher, Judy Greeneville High School Page, Lana Hampton High School Orr, Joanna Hancock County High School Yount, Jennifer Happy Valley High School Burchett, Jennifer Johnson County High School Davis, Priscilla Morristown East High School Wheatley, Amy Morristown West High School Szatkowski, Wendy North Greene High School Wagner, Amy Science Hill High School McPherson, Joe South Greene High School Laposki, Mike Sullivan Central High School Raines, Allyson Sullivan East High School Corwin, Charles Sullivan North High School Palmer, Brent Sullivan South High School Lane, Brandy Tennessee High School Collins, Dave Unaka High School Garland, Stephen Unicoi High School Edwards, Catherine University High School Day, Ariane Volunteer High School Taylor, Beth West Greene High School Ripley, Richard Note: If you have not yet registered and are interested in taking an online course, please discuss this opportunity with your school counselor who has all of the necessary information and forms to get you registered.
6 Course Opening and Closing Dates Term Opening Closing Fall 08/18/ /17/2014 Spring 01/19/ /11/2015 Summer 06/08/ /31/2015 Grading Scale (TN Uniform Grading Scale TCA) A B C D F 0 69 Academic Integrity Policy A student who upholds a high standard of academic integrity maintains that the work he or she turns in is authentic and true to the knowledge he or she has acquired. Any student found to be violating the Academic Integrity Policy will automatically receive a 0/F for all online courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, banned from taking another online course, and referred to their high school principal for further disciplinary consequences. You, as the student, agree to the following: 1. Your work on each assignment will be completely your own. 2. Your collaboration with another classmate on any assignment will be pre-approved by your instructor. 3. You will not practice plagiarism in any form. 4. You will not allow others to copy your work. 5. You will not misuse content from the Internet. 6. Will take a proctored exam when asked to do so. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to 1. Buying a paper from a research service or term paper mill 2. Turning in another student s work as your own with or without that student s knowledge. 3. Copying a paper from a source text without proper acknowledgement. 4. Copying materials from a source text, supplying proper documentation, but leaving out the quotation marks. 5. Turning in a paper from a free term paper site. 6. Copying information from an internet site without proper permission or documentation.
7 Course Offerings Language Arts English II This course is designed to develop students proficiency in writing paragraphs and the developing essays. Appropriate vocabulary assignments will be included. Literature assignments will include a variety of short stories and novels to be read. English III This course will include assignments from appropriate grade level vocabulary, composition and reading materials. Reading assignments will be chosen on a variety of topics from conventional American literature anthologies and library resources. Course will require composition assignments as well as demanding homework assignment. Students will be encouraged to improve their speaking and listening skills. English IV This course will include assignments from appropriate grade level vocabulary, composition, and reading materials. Reading assignments will be chosen on a variety of topics from conventional British literature anthologies and library resources. Students will be encouraged to strengthen their speaking and listening skills. Special emphasis will be included on a variety of useful business related skills, such as completing forms, compiling data, completing resumes and writing reports. English IV - Advanced Placement (Prerequisite: Student application approved by teacher.) This is a course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination taken in May of each school year. Emphasis is placed on a rigorous examination of American and English literature and poetry. Students will write a number of analytical essays pertaining to drama, fiction, and poems. Students taking this course are expected to take the AP exam at their high school. Mathematics Algebra I Algebra I develops mathematical concepts through the following strands: Number and Operations, Geometry and Measurement, and Data and Probability and Statistics. This course incorporates both process and content standards to address the State End of Course Assessment expectations. Appropriate technology and manipulatives are used to develop and extend algebraic thinking and to engage student reasoning. Other concepts include analysis of families of functions (linear and quadratic), solving systems of equations, graphing and data analysis. Algebra I provides the fundamentals necessary for the further study of mathematics. Students will take the State End of Course Assessment (EOC) upon completion of this course which will be incorporated as 25% of the student s semester average. Geometry This course develops the concepts of plane, solid and coordinate geometry. Proofs, both deductive and inductive, and problem solving strategies are used to develop these concepts. Inquiry, hands-on activities, and technology are employed to assist students in developing logical thought and reasoning processes. Students are required to take the Geometry EOC at their school and the score will count 25% of final grade.
8 Science Physical Science Students will study introductory chemistry and physics topics though an inquiry approach. This lab science course covers fundamental concepts such as: force, motion, interactions of matter, energy, structure and properties of matter. Students learn the relationships between science and technology, and how science affects all life. Hands-on laboratory investigations, individual studies and group activities will be used. Conservation of matter and energy is an underlying theme throughout the course. Physics Physics is a laboratory course that deals with the relationship between matter and energy, and how they interact. Students will study mechanics; thermodynamics; waves and sound; light and optics; electricity and magnetism; and atomic and nuclear physics. The major emphasis is concept development through inquiry learning and hands-on laboratory experiences, and concept reinforcement through application activities. AP Biology This course is a continuation and more in-depth study of Biology I and follows the College Board guidelines for AP Biology. This course includes cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, processes of biological investigation with statistical evaluation of data, growth, development and behavior of individuals, science and society, and the literature of biology. Students will take the AP Biology exam at their high school. World/Foreign Languages French I Open to students with at least a B in English This course is an introduction to the speaking, writing, and understanding of basic French. Emphasis will be placed on simple reading and writing. French II Prerequisite: French I In this course, the development of intermediate skills in speaking, writing, and understanding French is stressed. Emphasis is also placed on pronunciation, grammar, and an introduction to French culture. Spanish I Open to students with at least a B in English Spanish I is an introduction to the basic sound system, vocabulary, and grammar of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on oral response and under- standing along with simple reading and writing. In addition, some attention is given to cultural topics related to Spanish-speaking countries and to Hispanics in the United States. Spanish III Prerequisite: Spanish II This course focuses primarily on conversational Spanish, enabling its participants to communicate in situations and circumstances that are encountered often today in this ever- expanding Spanish speaking world. Current-events issues and other critical cultural information are addressed with some detail in the target language. Social Studies Latin I Open to students with at least a B in English Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills focus on similarities between Latin and the student s own language (i.e., derivatives, grammar and syntax, vocabulary), while building the ability to read and comprehend continuous Latin. The study of Roman culture, history, and mythology lays a base for appreciating Western culture. Basic forms, syntax, vocabulary and culture are taught via readings in English and in Latin, structured practice, and multimedia presentations and projects. Latin II Prerequisite: Latin I Builds on the foundation acquired by the student in Latin I, both in the actual study of language and in the study of classical civilization and its impact on the world. Vocabulary and translation skills are strengthened and expanded. Connections between Greek and Roman civilization are clearly articulated, with reference to law, art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc. Heroes (mythological and historical, such as Jason and Julius Caesar) will be studied. Appropriate parallels are drawn to the world of today.
9 Latin III Prerequisite: Latin I &II Reinforces skills acquired in Latin I and in Latin II and expands knowledge of vocabulary, syntax and rhetoric, and the Roman world. Readings in Latin III are authentic text, focusing primarily on Cicero and the late Republican period. Familiarity with rhetorical figures found in prose, Roman government and magistrates, Roman religion and the calendar, the structure of the Roman army, and the structure and techniques used in Roman and modern oratory are an included in this course. Latin grammar and expressions not common in English (e.g., impersonal passives, the periodic sentence, idioms) will be introduced, building a firm foundation for further advanced study. Social Studies World History and Geography This new state required course combines Standards form World History and World Geography. Students will become familiar with the variety of people and land forms found throughout the world. The course will concentrate on the major geographical regions of the world and how people and environment affect each other. Students will also focus on the world wide chronological events, and significant persons from the Great Depression era to today. The six social studies standards of essential content knowledge and four process skills are integrated for instructional purposes. U. S. History and Geography This new state required course is an inclusive survey course that emphasizes the events of the 20th Century and their impact on current events. The political, military, and social trends of the last 100 years will be examined as will the personalities of the era. Course will also include survey of US Geography. Students are required to take the EOC at their high school which will count 25% of final grade. American Government This course will focus on the principles of America s government and economic system. The U.S. Constitution, the three branches of government, due process, and state and local government will be emphasized in the government class. Economics Economics will focus on the basic principles of supply and demand, the free market system, and the macroeconomic concepts of unemployment and inflation as well as basic financial skills. World Geography Students study people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international levels from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. The six social studies standards of essential content knowledge and four process skills are integrated for instructional purposes. Modern World History In Modern History, students will focus on the world wide chronological events, and significant persons from the Great Depression era to today. The six social studies standards of essential content knowledge and four process skills are integrated for instructional purposes. Students will utilize different learning methods to research, discuss, debate and formulate opinions on modern historical events as it relates not only to America's developing history but also the world's unfolding events. The course coupled with Ancient History will fulfill the World History requirement for graduation. U.S. History This course emphasizes the events of the 20th Century and their impact on current events. The political, military, and social trends of the last 100 years will be examined as will the personalities of the era. Contemporary Issues The scope of this course will include local, national, and global topics such as politics, international relations, science, medicine, technology, and social issues of current inter- est. Media sources will be regularly used. Debate and discussion forums will be components of the course, and students will be expected to contribute in a meaningful way to enhance course Sociology In this elective course, students study dynamics and models of individual and group relationships. This course stresses man in his social and cultural environment, problems of self-development, communication and social adjustment. Students will attempt to solve current problems such as population growth, minority concerns and ecology Personal Finance Personal Finance is a course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.
10 Psychology This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of psychology in preparation for college psychology as well as for life in an increasingly complex society. Emphasis will be on individual differences, personal adjustment, coping skills, and relationships as well as learning, memory, perception, consciousness, and abnormal psychology. AP Psychology The purpose of this elective AP course in Psychology is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology and the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Health & PE Wellness This course provides an integrated curriculum of physical education, health, and nutrition. The emphasis throughout will be on activities and information for sustaining lifelong wellness. Physical Education This high school course focuses on the fundamental components and principles of fitness. Physical Education examines safety guidelines, proper technique, and exercise principles. Students assess their current level of fitness in relation to the five components of physical fitness: flexibility, cardiovascular health, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. This course equips students with strategies to help them begin, design, and maintain an exercise program to keep them fit for life. Career/Technical Accounting I This course provides a study of the complete accounting cycle for small businesses. The essential procedures for adequate accounting will include the use of journals, ledgers and financial statements. In addition, other areas studied will include banking activities, collectible accounts, notes and interest, and payroll. Accounting II Accounting II is an advanced study of concepts, principles and techniques that build on the competencies acquired in Accounting I used in keeping the electronic and manual financial records of a sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. Departmental, management, cost and not-for-profit accounting systems are explored. American Business & Legal Systems The American Business Legal Systems course provides students with an understanding of the legal framework in which American business functions. The students will evaluate the influence of the free enterprise system in a democratic society on daily decisions. Students will analyze the alliance between capitalism and democracy and be better prepared to influence future decisions in the public and private sectors of the United States of America Computer Applications This course is designed to develop computer technology skills. Students will use a variety of computer software and hardware tools and features of an electronic information network. Students will explore the historical, social and ethical issues of using computer technology. The students will develop skills that will assist them with efficient production of word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Programming & Logic (Video Game Design) In this class, students will use Microsoft Visual C# and XNA Game Studio to learn computer programming through game creation. These are not the drag-and-drop type programs the students will learn to write code in the C# (C sharp) programming language. The students will be provided a free ebook, free software, and video tutorials to help them complete their projects. The only thing the students must provide is an XBOX controller capable of connecting to their computer. (usually USB)
11 Child & Lifespan Development Child and Lifespan Development prepare students to understand the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development throughout the lifespan. Experiences such as laboratory observations, job shadowing, service learning, and laboratory participation will enhance the learning process. Instructional content includes child development theories and research; prenatal development; infants and toddlers; preschool years; middle childhood adolescence; adulthood; geriatrics; death and dying; careers; and leadership, citizenship and teamwork. Teaching as a Profession Teaching as a Profession is a course designed to capture the interest of secondary students as potential teachers, introduce students to teaching as a profession, and foster respect for the teaching profession. Students will gain knowledge and skills that will establish a foundation for a successful pathway to a teaching career. Content standards guide students to discover challenges, opportunities, and rewards of a teaching career. Content includes history and current issues of education; teacher roles, responsibilities, and characteristics; self-exploration and understanding; the teacher and learning processes; human growth and development; teaching career opportunities and preparation; and components of instruction. Principles of Cosmetology Principles of Cosmetology is the first level of cosmetology, and it prepares students with work-related skills for advancement into the Design Principles of Cosmetology course. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire basic fundamental skills in both theory and practical applications of leadership and interpersonal skill development. Content stresses safety, environmental issues, and protection of the public and designers as integrated with the principles of hair design, nail structure, and cosmetic procedures.