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1 Clover High School Course Catalog Clover High School 1625 Highway 55 East Clover, South Carolina Principal, Dr. Mark Hopkins Director for Instruction, Mrs. Pam Cato Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Administrative Services, Dr. Sheila Quinn Superintendent, Dr. Marc Sosne The Clover School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. All district programs operate in compliance with the provisions of the Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and other applicable Civil Rights laws. The assistant superintendent of finance/operations has been designated to coordinate compliance in accessibility with the nondiscrimination requirement contained in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act. The assistant superintendent of instruction has been designated to coordinate compliance in the provision of educational programs/services. The assistant superintendent of human resources has been designated to coordinate compliance in employment and related services. Clover School District Administration 604 Bethel Street Clover, SC Note: This document was prepared on November 25, Changes in South Carolina regulations or district school board policy occurring after said date are not reflected in this document.

2 Table of Contents Note from Dr. Hopkins 3 Introduction 4 Scheduling Timelines and Procedures Table of Contents 5 Course Level Requisites 6 Graduation Requirements 7 SC College Information 8 Scholarship Programs 9 CHS Counseling Center 10 Clover High School Pathways to Success 12 Uniform Grading Scale 15 General Information 16 Classification of Students Class Rank Early Completion NCAA Eligibility Attendance Work-Based Learning i-school-virtual Opportunities 17 Dual Enrollment/Distance Learning 19 Middle College 21 Advanced Placement Program 23 Individual Graduation Plan 25 Clover High School Career Clusters 26 Programs of Study Personal Pathways 27 Individual Graduation Plan Templates 35 Course Offerings and Descriptions: 36 Language Arts 37 Mathematics 40 Science 44 Social Studies 47 World Language 51 Fine Arts 54 Physical Education & Health 58 Air Force JROTC 60 Driver Education 62 Career and Technological Education 63 Advanced Manufacturing 63 Agricultural Science 64 Architecture Design 65 Automotive Technology 66 Building Construction 66 Business, Management, & Administration 67 Culinary Arts/Hospitality & Tourism 68 Education and Training 69 Engineering 70 Family & Consumer Sciences 71 Finance 71 Health Science 72 Information Technology 74 Marketing Sales & Service 75 Media Technology 75 Welding 75 Disadvantaged Students 76 2 Application/Permission to Request Course Forms 77 Big Things are on the Horizon

3 Education is a shared responsibility between schools, students, and parents. High school is the final chapter in our students' public education, and our shared responsibility becomes more evident during these important years. As our students prepare themselves for college and careers we cannot lose sight of our core mission: to earn a South Carolina High School Diploma. Though earning a diploma is the final act of our seniors at CHS, it is only the first step toward a bright future. We must all commit to ourselves to the core mission, and to preparing for that future. The CHS Course Guide contains all the information students and parents need to make decisions about their course of study in high school. Much effort is given to choosing a career path and connecting a high school course of study with future goals. Your path may include career education training and/or college preparation. We offer several Career Clusters with this goal in mind, which outline coursework that will set students on a path to a bright future. Many current students will work in jobs that have not yet been created, and taking courses in areas of interest can prepare our students for any possible future endeavor. Students and parents should read this guide carefully. Our counselors will help guide our students and parents through the course selection process during their Individual Graduation Plan meetings in grades GO BLUE EAGLES! Dr. Mark Hopkins, Principal 3

4 CLOVER HIGH SCHOOL Take Action with Commitment and Reach Potential - Clover High School is committed to taking action with a focus on encouraging all students to reach their potential. The core business of Clover High School is providing opportunities to learn; fostering responsibility and action needed to achieve the positive results to produce success. High Schools That Work - Clover High School is participating along with more than 1,200 schools in 30 states to enhance efforts that link improved career/technical studies with whole-school improvement. It is a framework for total school improvement and has been nationally recognized as such. The initiative strives to improve the entire school, not just career/technical studies. Pathways to Success Students should choose the pathway that would best prepare them for a future career, whether that career begins immediately after high school graduation or after further education at a community college or university. Clover High School offers three pathways described below; graduation criteria for each pathway including requirements for a Clover School District Diploma, South Carolina State High School Diploma, and institutes of higher learning are listed in the table page 7 Occupational District Credential Pathway is a program of study designed by Clover School District to offer exceptional students an alternative credential. To qualify for the Occupational Credential, a student must be enrolled through his or her annual Individual Education Plan (IEP) conference. Students must complete all coursework and hours of training/employment as required by the district to earn a Clover School District Credential. Two Year College/Workforce Pathway is designed to address the needs of students who plan to enter the work force immediately after high school graduation or who plan to attend a 2-year college. Through a blending of core academics and career education courses, this program will prepare students to meet job market expectations or pursue a certificate and/or a 2- year degree at the 2-year college level. Please note that the level of mathematics required for this course of study will not meet the requirements for some 2-year colleges and does not meet requirements for most 4-year colleges/universities. Completion of these requirements does not guarantee admission to a 2-year college. Additional admission standards such as scores on the COMPASS, ACT, or SAT may be required in order to begin coursework at the college level. Counselors are available to assist students in selecting appropriate electives for specific career fields. Four Year College/University Pathway is designed to address the needs of students who seek admission to a 4-year college or university. Students should enroll in academically challenging courses in which they are able to succeed and should complete two or more units in the same foreign language (many colleges require three years). Electives may be selected based upon student interest and career cluster. Successful completion of these requirements does not guarantee admission to any college. Most colleges and universities continue to use other admission standards such as GPA, class rank, and scores on the ACT or SAT. Admission to specific degree programs may require additional course requirements not listed here. It is recommended that students see their guidance counselors for detailed information with regard to specific institutions and degree programs. Students should always check with each institution to which they wish to apply in order to find out specific requirements. 4

5 Scheduling Timelines and Procedures Selection of the appropriate classes is one of the most important decisions made by a high school student and their parents. Clover High School is committed to providing the best opportunity possible for each student while also considering class enrollments and adequate staffing. Below are guidelines to assist you as you review your course history and request courses for the next school year. Course Registration Period is open from February 5, 2015 until April The following are the steps required to finalize a course schedule at Clover High School. 1. Course Catalogue Students will have access to the online course catalog in January Prior to IGP meetings, students and parents should review the course catalog and complete the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) worksheet. It is important that students select alternates that match their interest and career cluster. Read through the course descriptions carefully, review the course level requirements, and write down any questions you have. 2. Registration/Individual Graduation Plan Conference Student conferences are scheduled by grade level during February through April Counselors will schedule individual meetings with each student/parent. It is very helpful when students and parents review the course guide and complete the IGP worksheet prior to coming to this meeting. The student, the parents and the counselor will have an in-depth conversation about career and college goals, course history, and academic strengths. Students will complete their course requests during this conference. Please remember, due to possible scheduling conflicts, it is important that students select alternates that match their interests and graduation plans. 3. Course Request Changes Final Deadline is May 4, 2015 After a student s initial conference, he/she may reconsider a particular course. Students are allowed to request a different course, in writing, until May 4, When requesting a different course, students must still meet the prerequisites required for the new course. No requests for changes will be accepted after May 4, Clover High administration will begin to build the master schedule, set class enrollments, and assign staff based on student requests. 4. Final Schedule Students will receive their final schedule, including teacher names and room numbers, at summer registration. Students must first provide proof of residency. Counselors will be available during summer registration to review schedules. Schedule changes will be considered only in the following circumstances: My classes are out of sequence (ex: French 2 before French 1) I do not have the proper prerequisite to take the class I have already completed and received credit for the class I did not request this class I have no class scheduled/open period I am requesting a period for period elective swap where space is available Please note that the following reasons to change a schedule are considered unacceptable: I did not complete my AP summer work, I would like a different teacher, I changed my mind, I play a sport in the fall and need an easier schedule, I would like lunch with my friends 5

6 Course Level Requisites In assigning course levels, the staff at CHS believes that prior performance is the strongest indicator for future success. Students are encouraged to take classes at the level that will challenge them academically while continuing to enable them to qualify for scholarships such as The Life Scholarship. The following chart gives the grade value needed for the given course level for students in grade Students and parents are encouraged to review the SC Grading Policy on page 15 and compare the quality points assigned to each grade value. Grade required to remain at the given level Grade required to move up one level Grade required to move to a level below current College Prep Honors and below Dual Credit/Advanced Placement (they also have additional requirements as dictated by the colleges) and below Placement in 9 th grade: Students promoted to the ninth grade are placed in core content area courses based on MAP Scores, PASS Scores, and 8 th Grade Performance Data. Selection of Courses When selecting courses, students and parents should keep several points in mind: Students should try to meet the requirements for their chosen major. In doing so, they may receive recognition. 1. Students must enroll in one unit of English/Language Arts and one unit of mathematics each year they are in high school. 2. Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade must register for and be scheduled in a full load (8) of courses. Seniors are able to request Early Release or Late Arrival to participate in Work Based Learning opportunities outside of school, long term community service, or due to hardship situations, or to accommodate for employment. Documentation is required. Request should be made if possible within the framework of the course registration time period and are not guaranteed. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. 3. CHS has two semesters each year. However, there are no midyear promotions. This catalog provides course descriptions for each course offered at Clover High School. Please review these carefully! Any additional requirements are noted with each course description. Students will not be able to select courses for which they have not met pre-requisites. 6

7 Clover High School Pathways and Graduation Requirements Content Area Clover School District Two Year College/Workforce Four Year College/University Occupational Diploma SC State Diploma SC State Diploma English 4 Units Employment 4 Units 4 Units English Math 4 Units Employment Math 4 Units 4 Units to include Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, and 1 higher level math course Science 3 Units Life Skills Science Biology 3 Units to include Biology 4 Units to include 3 lab sciences in 2 different fields and 1 unit of Biology Social Studies 1 Unit 3 Units to include: 1 unit - US History, ½ unit - Government, ½ unit - Economics, and 1 unit - elective 3 Units to include: 1 unit - US History, ½ unit - Government, ½ unit - Economics, and 1 unit - elective Computer Science 1 Unit 1 Unit 1 Unit Health & PE AFROTC 1 Unit PE or ROTC 1 Unit: PE or ROTC Clover School District also requires ½ unit in Health 1 Unit: PE or ROTC Clover School District also requires ½ unit in Health World No requirement 2-3 Units depending on individual 1 Unit of a World Language or CATE Language college requirements. course Career and Technology 4 Units Career Prep Optional Arts Education (Dance, Optional Optional 1 Unit Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts.) Electives 6 Units Electives include courses of interest to the individual student that lead to the accomplishment of a career major. Exit Requirements 24 Units 24 Units Community Based Training (4 units) Students must take the required South Carolina assessment(s) Computer Science courses that meet requirement are identified in the course guide with an *. All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. Author Unknown 7

8 South Carolina College Information *** ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUR FAMILY CONNECTION ACCOUNT. South Carolina Students Can Go To College Today s students have more college options than ever. SC CAN, a campaign to promote college access in South Carolina, was established to do something about that. We re letting students and parents know that college can be a reality as long as you re willing to work for it. College Preparatory Course Prerequisite Requirements for Four Year Colleges in SC Effective Date: Academic Year The College Preparatory Course Prerequisite Requirements are minimal requirements for four-year public college admission. Therefore, students should check early with colleges of their choice to plan to meet additional high school prerequisites that might be required for admission. FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH: At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature. Completion of College Preparatory English 1, 2, 3, and 4 will meet this criterion. FOUR UNITS OF MATHEMATICS: These include Algebra 1 (for which Math for the Technologies 1 and 2 may count together as a substitute, if a student successfully completes Algebra 2), Algebra 2, and Geometry. A fourth higher-level mathematics course should be selected from among precalculus, calculus, statistics, discrete mathematics, or a capstone mathematics course and should be taken during the senior year. THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two units must be taken in two different fields of the physical or life sciences and selected from among biology, chemistry, or physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology, chemistry, or physics) or from any laboratory science for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in earth science, general physical science, or introductory or general environmental science for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement. It is strongly recommended that students take physical science (taught as a laboratory science) as a prerequisite to the three required units of laboratory science outlined in this section. It is also strongly recommended that students desiring to pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology take one course in all three fields. TWO UNITS OF THE SAME WORLD LANGUAGE THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: One unit of U.S. History is required; a half unit of Economics and a half unit in Government are strongly recommended. ONE UNIT OF FINE ARTS: One unit in Appreciation of, History of, or Performance in one of the fine arts. ELECTIVE: One unit must be taken as an elective. A college preparatory course in Computer Science (i.e., one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended for this elective. Other acceptable electives include college preparatory courses in English; fine arts; World Languages; social science; humanities; laboratory science (excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental science, or other introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite); or mathematics above the level of Algebra 2. ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR ROTC 8

9 Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship Program Requirements LIFE Program for Four Year Colleges and Universities 1. Students must meet two of the following three criteria: Score at least 1100 (critical reading and math combined) on the SAT or at least a 24 composite score on the ACT Graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale Graduate in the top 30% of the class 2. Students must attend an eligible South Carolina public or private college. The amount of the scholarship at four-year colleges will cover the cost of tuition, not to exceed $4,700.00, plus a $ book allowance. Upperclassmen who are in approved math or science majors may receive $7,500 per year. Scholarship is limited to eight consecutive terms for the first bachelor s degree. LIFE Program for Two Year and Technical Colleges 1. Students must meet the following criteria Graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale 2. Students must attend an eligible South Carolina public or private college. The amount of the scholarship at two-year colleges will cover the cost of tuition plus a $ book allowance. Scholarship is limited to four consecutive terms for the first associate s degree. There is no application form for the LIFE Scholarship. The South Carolina colleges and universities will review the final high school transcripts of students to determine who will receive the scholarship, based on final GPAs and final class rank (not the end of the seventh semester), and SAT/ACT scores, as applicable. Students must be residents of SC to receive a SC scholarship. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program - Requirements 1. Students must meet the following initial criteria: Critical reading and math combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher composite score on the ACT GPA of at least 3.5 at the end of the junior year Ranking in the top 6% at the end of the sophomore or junior year OR Critical reading and math combined score of 1400 or higher on the SAT or a 32 or higher composite score on the ACT GPA of at least 4.0 on the SC Scale at the end of the sophomore, junior, or senior year 2. Students must be eligible to attend a four-year public or private college in South Carolina. The amount of the scholarship is a maximum of $6, for freshmen. Upperclassmen may receive $7,500 per year, or if they are in approved math or science majors, they may receive $10,000 per year. Scholarship is limited to eight consecutive terms for the first bachelor s degree. Hope Scholarship The SC Hope Scholarship is for students who have been accepted to a SC four-year college and do not meet the criteria for the LIFE or the Palmetto Scholarship. Students must meet the following criteria Graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale The HOPE is a one-year scholarship for up to $2,800 plus a $300 book allowance for the first year of college only. Those students who earn a 3.0 GPA during their first year may be eligible for the LIFE scholarship beginning their second year of college. 9

10 CLOVER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER Mission As Clover High School Counselors, our mission is to serve as advocates for our students, as liaisons for our parents, and as partners for our teachers. We are privileged to assist our students as they develop socially and academically towards their future career and educational goals. Delivery System The Counseling Program is delivered through the following ways: Classroom Curriculum: The curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to assist students in achieving skills appropriate for their developmental level. Our curriculum focuses on goal setting, careers, responsibility, and educational goals. Individual Student Planning: Each year our students and their families are invited to an IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) meeting with their counselor. At this meeting, counselors will work with students to establish personal goals, develop future plans, and plan academics to best meet those goals. Responsive Services: Responsive services are offered each day to meet individual students immediate needs necessitated by events in the students lives. Counseling, information, referral, peer mediation or consultation may be needed. Systems Support: Our school-counseling program requires administration and management in the form of meetings and planning time to maintain the total counseling program. Contact information: Our offices are open from 7:45 to 4:00 each day. We welcome students and parents to stop by at any time; however, an appointment will ensure that you are able to meet specifically with your child s counselor. Structure: One counselor serves the Ninth Grade Academy to assist students as they transition from middle school to high school. Students in grades will be assigned to a counselor based on the student s last name. This system develops a relationship between the student and counselor, which supports the student as he/she develops from a sophomore to a senior preparing to leave high school. Setting SMART Goals We encourage all of our students to be reflective about their goals and opportunities throughout their high school experience. SMART goals encompass the following qualities: Specific rather than general Measurable by some standard Achievable for the student Rewarding is a positive goal instead of a negative one Time-oriented 10

11 On the Web: The CHS Counseling Center uses an online resource, Family Connection, powered by Naviance. Each student at CHS has an account and a registration password. Parents can access this program through their student s account. Students can do the following on Family Connection: Research Colleges Research Scholarships Contact their Counselor Post Journals and Documents Create a Resume See your latest Class Rank and GPA Request Transcripts Receive s with college and scholarship information and more! We encourage each family to register for Family Connection with a valid working address to receive updates, information, scholarship alerts, and more! Contact the Counseling Center if you cannot locate your registration code. Developing Your High School Schedule: A high school schedule can be customized to fit your individual goals. This Course Description Booklet is your best resource for planning your high school academics. Two main parts to keep in mind when developing a schedule: 1. Core Academics: A variety of required courses to develop a well-rounded, well-educated individual who is prepared for post-secondary education. 2. Electives and Majors: Courses, which are chosen by the student to study an area in depth or to try something new. These can be used to explore a special interest (hobby) or to prepare for the workforce. A high school major does NOT have to be the same as a college major. Items to consider when selecting courses: Do I want to continue my education beyond high school? What type of college or university am I most interested in attending? What am I already involved in (sports, music, art, etc.) and would I like to continue? Is there any topic I want to explore now before I graduate? What areas have I excelled in during the past? We hope you will take advantage of the numerous opportunities available for you at Clover High School. We look forward to working with each of you! The Clover High School Counseling Department 11

12 Clover High School Pathways to Success Sequence Recommendations Core Pathway for Graduation: SC High School Diploma 2-Year College/Workforce Required Core for Graduation English* Four Units Required Math* Four Units Required Science* Three Units Required Social Studies* Three Units Required Additional State Requirements Sample Core Choices for additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4 Foundations in Algebra/Intermediate Algebra Geometry Tech Prob/Stats Tech Algebra 2 Physical Science Integrated Science/Biology I Astronomy CP Earth Science CP Geography CP Physical Education or AFJROTC (1 Unit) Computer Science (1 unit) Health (.5 unit) Elective US History & Am Government CP CATE or Foreign Language (1 Unit) Electives (for a minimum total of 24 units) Economics CP College Preparatory Pathway for Graduation: SC High School Diploma 2 and 4-Year College Required Core for Graduation English* Four Units Required Math* Four Units Required Sample Core Choices for additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice English 1 CP English 2 CP English 3 CP English 4 CP Algebra 1 CP Geometry CP Algebra 2 CP Science* Three Units Required Physical Science CP Biology 1 CP Chemistry 1 CP Social Studies* Three Units Required Additional State Requirements Geography CP Physical Education or AFJROTC (1 Unit) Computer Science (1 unit) Fine Arts (1 Unit) Health (.5 unit) Elective 12 US History & Am Government CP Foreign Language (2 or more units) Electives (for a minimum total of 24 units) Trig/PreCal CP Discrete Math CP Prob/Stats CP Physics CP Earth Science CP Environmental CP Economics CP

13 Honors Pathway for Graduation: SC High School Diploma 2 and 4-Year College Required Core for Graduation English* Four Units Required Math* Four Units Required Science* Four Units Required Social Studies* Three Units Required Additional State Requirements Sample Core Choices For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice English 2 CP or H English 3 H English 4 H English 5 H Geometry H Algebra 2 H Trig/Precalculus H Physical Science H Biology 1 H Chemistry 1 H Geography H or GT Physical Education or AFJROTC (1 Unit) Computer Science (1 unit) Fine Arts (1 Unit) Health (.5 unit) Elective US History & Am Government H Foreign Language (2 or more units) Electives (for a minimum total of 24 units) Calculus H Prob/Stats H Anatomy & Physiology H, Biology 2 H, Chemistry 2 H, Environmental Science H AP Physics 1 or CP Physics Economics H Accelerated Pathway for Graduation: SC High School Diploma plus possible college credits 2 and 4-Year College Required Core for Graduation English* Four Units Required Math* Four Units Required Science* Four Units Required Social Studies* Three Units Required Additional State Requirements Sample Core Choices For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice English 1 CP or English 2 CP English 2 H A/B English 2 H English 3 H DL Eng 101 AP English Lit Geometry H Algebra 2 H AP Statistics Trig/PreCalculus H A/B AP Physics 1 A/B Physical Science H Biology 1 H AP Biology Biology 1 H Chemistry 1 H AP Chemistry Anatomy 1 GT World Geography or GT World History or AP US AP/DC US History AP Human Geography A/B History Physical Education or AFJROTC (1 Unit) Health (.5 unit) Computer Science (1 unit) Foreign Language (2 or more units) Fine Arts (1 Unit) Electives (for a minimum total of 24 units) 13 AP English Lang DL Eng 102 AP Statistics AP Calculus AP Chemistry AP Environmental DC Anatomy 2 DC Economics

14 Accelerated Pathway for Graduation: Middle College Program SC High School Diploma plus possible college credits 2 and 4-Year College Required Core for Graduation English* Four Units Required Math* Four Units Required Science* Three Units Required Social Studies* Three Units Required Additional State Requirements Sample Core Choices For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your choice York Technical College English 1 CP and English 2 CP, H Algebra 1 CP and Geometry CP or H Physical Science CP or H World Geography GT, H, or CP Human Geography AP Physical Education or AFJROTC (1 Unit) Computer Science (1 unit) Fine Arts (1 Unit) Health (.5 unit) English 3 CP, H Algebra 2 CP, H or Trig/PreCal CP, H or Statistics CP, H Biology 1 CP or H Am Gov CP, H, DC US History CP, H, DC English 4 CP, H Statistics CP, H, AP Trig/PreCalculus CP, H Calculus H, AP Chemistry 1 CP or H Economics CP, H, DC Foreign Language (2 or more units) Electives (for a minimum total of 24 units) College Orientation 101 (11 th grade) English 101 English 102 Math 110, 111 Physical Science 101 Biology , 210 Chemistry 102 Physics 201 Western Civilization 101,102 Welding Other YTEC Elective Approved Courses *STUDENTS THAT DO NOT COMPLETE THE 24 UNITS FOR GRADUATION BY THE 12 GRADE MAY ATTEND YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE SECOND SEMESTER OF THEIR 12 GRADE ONLY. Advanced Placement (AP) Opportunities for Graduation: SC High School Diploma plus possible college credits 2 and 4-Year College English Math Science Social Students Fine Arts/World Language CATE AP Literature AP Calculus AB AP Biology AP Human Geography AP Art 2-Dimensional AP Computer Science AP Language AP Statistics AP Chemistry AP US History AP Music Theory AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 See Mrs. Jennifer Forrest in the Counselling Center for pathway information AP Spanish Language AP French Language 14

15 South Carolina Uniform Class Ranking/GPA System The following uniform grading scale will be used for all students receiving Carnegie units. South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions Numerical Average Letter Grade College Prep Honors AP/IB/Dual Credit 100 A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F Students who withdraw from a course after a specified time will receive an F (59) in their grade-point ratio. The specified times are three days in a 45-day course, five days in a 90-day course, and 10 days in a 180-day course. A 59 will be assigned and the F will be calculated in the student s overall grade point average/ratio. 15

16 Classification of Students Students are classified in a particular grade for the entire year; grade levels and homerooms are not changed at the end of a quarter or semester. 9 th Grade Promotion from 8 th grade 10 th Grade Accumulation of 5 units including one English unit and 1 mathematics unit and enrollment in courses leading to an additional unit in both math and language arts. 11 th Grade Accumulation of 10 units including 2 English units and 2 math units 12 th Grade Enrollment in the courses necessary to graduate at the end of the school year. Class Rank and Grade Point Scale Clover High School adheres to the Uniform Grading Policy which stipulates the quality points awarded for the numerical average in three distinct areas: College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement/Dual Credit. Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by adding the total quality points from each grade earned and dividing that sum by the total number of units attempted (not passed). The SC Uniform Class Ranking/GPA system is used to determine class rank (page 14). Class Rank is determined by the student s position of his/her GPA relative to all other students in a given grade. All GPA calculations for the purpose of determining class rank are calculated at the end of the school year prior to graduation. Honor graduates and awards are determined by the final class rank. Clover High School will also calculate students GPAs and class ranks on the following unweighted 4.0 scale since some colleges, scholarships, honors, and awards require this information: A (93 100) B (85 92) C (77 84) D (70 76) F (0 69) 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point 0 points Early Completion of Diploma Requirements Clover School District encourages students to complete a full four-year course of study. However, the board and administration recognize for some students, early completion of required course work may be the best option. We have two options: 1. Third Year Senior: Students who qualify to complete all course work in three years must complete an application with their counselor prior to the end of their second year in high school. If eligible, they will become a senior. 2. January Completer: Students who desire to complete their remaining courses during 1 st semester of their senior year must meet hardship requirements and be approved by the principal. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. NCAA Eligibility The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sets policies regarding eligibility for Division I and Division II schools. To be eligible for financial aid, practice and competition during the freshman year of college, students must: Graduate from high school Present a minimum combined test score on the SAT/ACT in relationship to the GPA from core courses Present a minimum GPA in core course requirements as identified by the NCAA Apply and receive certification through NCAA Additional information and forms needed to complete the certification process are available on the NCAA web site: 16

17 Attendance ALL ABSENCES REQUIRE DOCUMENTATION EXPLAINING WHY THE STUDENT WAS ABSENT. This documentation must be turned in within five days of the student s return to school. These are not excuses, but documentation of a lawful absence to prevent truancy proceedings. These may take the form of the following: 1. Medical - All visits to a doctor must be verified by a note from the doctor stating the exact dates the student was under the doctor s care and the date the student is allowed to return to school. 2. Death in Immediate Family - Student must bring obituary of deceased family member. 3. Court Appearance - Student must bring document showing time and date of court appearance. 4. Parent Note Parent note explaining awareness of and reason for absence 5. Extenuating circumstances - approved by the principal. All notes mentioned above can only make absences lawful. Per district policy and state law students missing more than five (5) days in a quarter class, ten (10) days in a semester class, or twenty (20) days in a year-long class must make up that time through attendance recovery by completing all assignments as directed by the classroom teacher or attending after school sessions. Work-Based Learning While at Clover High School, all students have the opportunity to participate in Work-Based Learning opportunities through job shadowing, internships, and co-op jobs. Job Shadowing Internships/Co-op Jobs-WBL Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity each year to Job Shadow a person for a day in a career in which the student is interested. Students may receive a unit of high school credit through Work-Based Learning opportunities such as internships and co-op jobs by meeting the following criteria: Arrangements must be made through the Work- Based Learning Coordinator prior to the Job Shadowing Day. Student Assistant (Internship Marketing) 17 Be 16 years old (S.C. law), Be enrolled in the highest level of a content specific CATE course and have a job that is directly related to that course. Have a satisfactory evaluation from his/her employer after working a minimum of 120 hours. Internship Marketing is an elective course in which students may earn a CP credit by assisting a teacher during a specific class period each day. Depending upon the assigned teacher, students will complete a variety of tasks that may include but are not limited to creating bulletin boards, setting up labs, etc. Student interns receive a grade for this course and attendance counts just as it does in any other elective course. i-school Virtual Learning Environment Clover High School is committed to excellence and to providing alternatives for students to be successful. i-school refers to the virtual learning environment that is housed in a computer lab on the CHS campus. Virtual learning provides a unique opportunity for students to utilize a comprehensive, on-line courseware system that is academically sound, self-paced within CHS preset times, and offers a convenient method of obtaining high school class credit. This extended time program enables students to take classes before school, after school, during the day, or at home to either remediate a class or to take classes for initial credit. Success in an online learning environment requires a student possess a sincere desire to work independently. South Carolina Code through regulates online learning. All procedural guidelines established by the Clover School District are based upon those statutes.

18 Goals: Provide additional opportunities for high school coursework through challenging academic standards utilizing researchbased instruction and aligned to meet CHS and state essential standards and skills Analyze and utilize data to ensure instruction is appropriate and effective Reduce dropout rates and increase graduation rates Develop, maintain, and enhance students reading/comprehension abilities Provide the curricular foundation for high school content recovery Enhance the knowledge, skills, competencies, confidence, and self-esteem of all students completing this course work Policy: Enrollment: i-school is an open enrollment program available to all students at CHS. Instructional time may be spent in the CHS virtual computer lab (i-school lab) during the regular school day if sufficient time is available based on other scheduled courses. Students may also request to attend the Early Bird session which is scheduled each day from 7:30AM to 8:15AM. Attendance is very important and seats are limited if students elect to utilize the i-school lab. Students may also complete lessons from home on a family computer if internet access is available, however all assessments MUST be taken in the i-school lab. Application: Students must apply to remediate or take a course for initial credit through the CHS i-school Program. A copy of the policies, application, and available courses are available in the Counseling Center. Transcripts: Initial Credit courses are accredited and subject to the same regulations as any high school course. Grades will post to student transcripts at the end of the semester following completion of the course. Curriculum: The curriculum is aligned to meet CHS and state essential standards and skills. The instructor in conjunction with teachers certified in each content area will develop a personalized academic plan for each student completing Content Recovery. A certified teacher in the content area provides instruction for all initial credit courses. Curriculum is interactive and integrated to maximize academic and real-life benefits. Initial Credit: Students needing a class for initial credit but are unable to schedule at CHS may apply to take courses through the CHS i-school for initial credit. Students who wish to take a class for initial credit must complete all assignments, course examinations, and any state test if applicable. Courses taken for initial credit are accredited and subject to the same regulations as any high school course. 1. Instructor: Courses taken for initial credit are under the direct supervision of a certified, highly qualified teacher. There is on-going interaction between the instructor and student throughout the course. Students will utilize the APEX on-line learning curriculum as well as any additional assignments presented by the instructor. Students are required to meet with the instructor a minimum of once each week and complete a minimum of five hours on line each week for the duration of the course. 2. Grades: Students will receive a syllabus at the beginning of the course, which will include the percentages and point totals for assignments. Grades will post to student transcripts at the end of the semester following completion of the course. Any student who fails to follow the policy for dropping a course and does not complete all requirements for the course will receive a grade of 59 (F) and 0 quality points. This grade will be calculated into the student's grade point average and become a part of the official transcript. 3. Application: Students must apply to complete a course through the CHS Initial Credit i-school Program. A copy of the policies, application, and available courses are available in the Counseling Center. 4. Cost: $75.00 per course Content Recovery: Students may attempt content recovery for courses throughout the duration of the course. For any unit assessment for which the student scores below a 77, the teacher may assign Content Recovery through the virtual program. The Content Recovery Program is designed to be proactive and meet the needs of students before failure occurs. Students who are assigned this opportunity to work on a unit may do so in the i-school lab (7:45AM 8:15AM) each morning or work from home if Internet access is available. All tests must be taken in the i-school lab. Cost: Determined by needed assignment - $0 to $50.00 per course. 18

19 CHS Virtual Offerings The following courses are available through the virtual i-school. Students wishing to take courses for initial credit must first attempt to schedule these into the regular school day. Courses that require an end-of-course exam are not recommended except in extreme circumstances. Enrollment is first-come, first-served based on completed registrations/payment. Graduation requirements for seniors are given priority. English CP/H - English 1,2,3, 4 and 5; AP Lit Comp; AP Lang Comp, CP Elective: Creative Writing (.5 unit) Math CP: Algebra 1, Foundations in Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Math Tech 2; CP/H: Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus; Statistics, Calculus; AP: Calculus, Statistics Social Studies CP/H Geography, World History; US History; Government; Economics; AP US History CP Electives: Sociology; Psychology, Street Law (.5 Unit) Science CP/H Physical Science; Biology 1; Chemistry, Earth Science; Labs are required AP - Biology, Chemistry, Physics Health CP - Personal Health PE CP PE Fine Arts CP - Art Appreciation; CP Music Appreciation CATE CP: Financial Literacy (.5 Unit), IBA 1 Virtual South Carolina: Students may also apply to take courses through the SC Office of Virtual Education. The Virtual SC challenges students through rigorous online courses to help increase the on-time graduation rate throughout our state. Ranked 2nd in the nation for online guidelines, policies, and accessibility by the Center for Digital Learning, Virtual SC continues to excel in online education. The program provides opportunities for initial credit and credit recovery and is free to those who qualify. Enrollment is first-come, first-served based on completed registrations (including online guardian and guidance approvals.) Applications are the responsibility of the student. To view a list of available courses and/or apply visit the Virtual SC website, Summer School Content Recovery Clover High School offers students an opportunity to remediate courses and attain additional credits during the regular school day or during summer school. This experience is via an on-line virtual school program run through the CHS i-school. Enrollment is limited. Tuition is charged for summer school based on courses taken and time invested. Students are responsible for monitoring their grades and should see the i-school Counselor to discuss eligibility and availability for opportunities for summer school. Students must complete the application process with their counselor. Dual Enrollment General Information and FAQ s Clover High School offers several paths in which qualifying students have the opportunity to earn both a Carnegie unit of credit towards high school graduation and college credit concurrently. Clover High School partners with York Technical College and The University of South Carolina-Lancaster to award these credits. Through York Technical College, students may earn dual credit by successfully meeting criteria on a competency exam, the EXCELS Program, or through The Western York County Middle College Program. Through USC-Lancaster, students may earn dual credit through the PACE program (Program for Accelerated College Education) and any USC-L/High School Dual Enrollment which may be offered on CHS s campus. 19

20 What are the Goals and other policies of Dual Credit Courses? Dual Credit Goals: To provide opportunity for concurrent enrollment for high school students to participate in college-level courses for simultaneous high school and college credit. To provide opportunity for students to engage in a college focused curriculum. To provide academic counseling and support for students during their initial college experience. To provide opportunity for students to access academic preparation for higher education. To encourage and foster a culture of students with aspirations to pursue higher education. Dual Credit Policy: Students must be proficient in their high school classes, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Students must adhere to college course guidelines and both the college and Clover High s attendance policies. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all dual credit courses. Students receive one to one unit of high school credit and up to 9 units of college credit for each course successfully completed. Students must show responsibility in their dual credit endeavors to include initiative, determination, commitment, discipline, and integrity and must sign the Honor Code of Conduct agreement. Students, in conjunction with a parent, must complete application for dual credit program with their Guidance Counselor during their IGP conference. Students must also apply for admission to the college. *** FAQ s*** What is the competency program? CHS students have the opportunity to sit for a competency exam, which may be applied for an exemption at YTC. These courses are taught by CHS teachers who meet the York Technical College requirements. The YTC course content is actually embedded into the course that is taught at CHS. What is the EXCELS Program? The Excellence through College Enrollment for Learners program is the opportunity for CHS students to earn college credit through those courses taught by a Clover High School certified teacher who also meets the York Technical College requirements. The YTC course content is actually embedded into the course that is taught at CHS. What is the Western York County Middle College Program? Through a partnership with York Technical College, and York School District #1, this non-traditional high school program is for juniors and seniors who are interested in bridging the high school and college experience through a process that includes an application, interviews, and Compass testing. Interested students may apply to this program. For more information, please see your counselor. Are there any fees associated with Dual Credit Courses? Yes, students must pay tuition fees and purchase their own textbooks for dual credit classes offered through USC-L. Students taking courses through York Technical College (competency exam) must pay the exam fee. Interested students should request enrollment and tuition information at the IGP Conference with their counselor. 20

21 York Technical College Requirements: A student earning any type of dual credit through York Technical College must meet the following requisites: A student must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of class. Competency Program: Eligible students may take a competency exam through York Technical College (YTC), which could earn course exemption status toward a degree/certification program at YTC. Students are required to pay the YTC fees associated with this test. EXCELs Program: Take and meet the required score on one of the following tests: COMPASS, SAT, or ACT Course Offerings for the YTC Competency Program: Auto Tech 3 and Mechanical Drawing 1 and 2 Course Offerings for the YTC EXCELS Program: Early Childhood and Clinical Studies University of South Carolina Lancaster Requirements: A student earning any type of dual credit through The University of South Carolina-Lancaster must meet the following requisites: A student must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of class. A student must be a junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA Students MUST apply to USC-L by the indicated date on the USC application. Applications are available in the Counseling Center Course Offerings through USC-L: English 101 (3 credit units), English 102 (3 credit units), Economics (6 credit units), Anatomy (6 credit units), US History (6 credit units) Western York County Middle College Cohort Middle College is a non-traditional high school program for seniors bridging the high school and college experience. Clover High School, along with York Comprehensive High School partners with York Technical College to bring high education opportunities to students of western York County. Combining the ability to receive high school and college credits simultaneously changes the structure of high school, enabling students to graduate from high school having the campus experience as well as earning a large number of their undergraduate course credits. Eligible juniors and seniors who are accepted into the program may potentially attend classes both semesters during their senior year at the York Technical College campus earning up to 26 college credits. Students who have not met all graduation requirements prior to the senior year spend the first semester at the high school for 4 blocks per day including a college freshman seminar class. These seniors attend classes on the York Technical College campus during the second semester, earning up to 13 college credits. In addition, the middle college students are mentored and advised by both high school and college staff members receiving academic, personal, and social support. Goals Policies Prepare students for success in a rigorous, well-structured academic program leading to high school graduation and up to two years of college credit Provide student support at both the high school and college campus based on students academic and social needs Promote and encourage a college-bound culture Students, in conjunction with a parent, must complete and submit the application for Middle College to their counselor on or before the deadline of the previous school year. The application process includes an interview and teacher recommendation. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. It is recommended that an applicant must hold a minimum of a SC GPA. Students must successfully pass the COMPASS placement test in one or more parts to be eligible to take college classes. SAT or ACT scores may also qualify a student in lieu of the COMPASS placement test. Students should request dates for these exams from the Counseling Department. Students who have not yet met requirements prior to April 6, 2015 will not be eligible to participate in the program for next year. 21

22 Discipline records as well as attendance records must be submitted along with an application and will be reviewed before an interview is granted. Students must adhere to both Clover High School s and YTC s rules, regulations and policies, including awareness of both institutions academic calendars. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all college courses with the exception of College 105 that must be passed with an A or B. Students may receive one unit of high school credit and up to 4 units of college credit for each course successfully completed. Students must show responsibility in their endeavors to include initiative, determination, commitment, discipline, and integrity and must sign the Honor Code of Conduct agreement. Students must complete the on-line application with YTC by April 6, COMPASS Placement Test Students will be provided an opportunity to take the COMPASS Test. It is the student s responsibility to inquire about the test date and register for the test. The initial test is $10 if taken at CHS and if a student needs to take the test a second time, the cost is $50. Test dates will be available in the Counseling Center, from Mr. Robert Johnson in the ATC, or from Ms. Petree. Students may also opt to take The Compass test at YTC at no charge. York Technical College Information Students and parents are advised to access the YTEC Website for additional information. The Admission Application, COMPASS Test, and University Transfer information and other key areas that may be of interest can be found under the link for Future Students. Also, the link for Parents provides valuable insight. Students applying for admissions must have a valid social security number and state driver s license or state identification card. Clover High School York Technical College Students must complete all courses for high school Students must meet the requisite score on the COMPASS, graduation on Clover s campus before advancing to YTC to SAT, or ACT prior to taking courses on campus at YTEC. take college level courses. Students must take College Orientation 105 on the CHS campus before attending classes on the YTEC campus. Requisite Scores: English: COMPASS Writing Score ; Math: COMPASS College Algebra 1 45 COMPASS Reading Score COMPASS Algebra SAT => 480 SAT => 540 ACT => 21 ACT => 23 * Senior Middle College students are required to also complete Middle College Portfolio 101 during the second semester. It is a requisite of the Middle College program and just like College 105, it carries a CP weighting. Courses typically suggested include but are not limited to the following: Abnormal Psychology 212 English 101, 102 General Psychology 201 Introduction to Business 101 Introduction to Theater 101 Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Criminal Justice Medical Terminology 102 Microcomputer Applications 170 Patient Care Relations 116 Personal Finance 101 Public Speaking 205 Welding See page 14 for an Accelerated Pathway for the Middle College Program 22

23 Advanced Placement Program We are pleased to offer Thirteen AP courses in five subject areas to Clover High School students. Advanced Placement is a high school program offered to high school students through the College Board with a comprehensive, standardized final exam. Students may be eligible for college credit based on their exam score and the college or university policy. Why does Clover High School choose to offer Advanced Placement courses? STAND OUT IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS College application season can be an anxious time for you, your family and just about everyone who cares about you. You ve worked hard and done your best, but how do you know you ve got the academic experience that colleges are looking for? By making the decision to take an AP course, you re letting colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. They see that you ve challenged yourself with college-level course work and expectations, and have refined your skills to meet these expectations. Importantly, AP courses offer admissions officers a consistent measure of course rigor across high schools, districts, states, and countries because all AP teachers, no matter where they re teaching, have to provide a curriculum that meets college standards. So when admissions officers see AP on your transcript, they have a good understanding of what you experienced in a particular class and how well it prepared you for the increased challenges of college. EARN COLLEGE CREDITS Currently more than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition, fees, and textbook costs, which can transform what once seemed unaffordable into something within reach. SKIP INTRODUCTORY CLASSES If you know what you want to major in at college, taking an AP course related to that major and earning a qualifying score on the AP exam could help you gain advanced placement out of introductory courses. This means that you can possibly place out of crowded required courses, and move directly into upper-level classes where you can focus on work that interests you most. Even if you take an AP exam unrelated to your major or if you re not sure what you want to major in AP courses can often help you place out of your colleges general education requirements. With this additional time on your class schedule, you can pursue a second major or minor, take exciting electives or follow additional interests in new ways. ( What does it take to succeed in Advanced Placement? You might think that AP classes are tough, and you might be right. But that doesn t mean that you aren t up to the task. If you are willing to work hard, you'll find that the qualities you use in other parts of your life can help achieve your goals. AP brings the college experience to your high school with the opportunity to earn college credits at thousands of universities. More students are ready for AP than you d think. Roll up your sleeves and find out what AP can do for you. 23

24 Curiosity, creativity and commitment are key ingredients for success in AP courses. These may be qualities you recognize in yourself when you're working at your best, on the things you love best like teaching yourself about what interests you, finding new ways to solve the problems in your world or proving what you can accomplish with enough practice. Not only will these qualities help you succeed in AP, AP can help you discover and build what you're capable of by challenging you to do more. You don't need to be top of your class to be an AP student, but you'll want to be prepared for the AP course you choose. Some AP classes have recommended courses you should take first, and all AP courses ask that you come willing to do your best work. To choose an AP course that's right for you, talk to a counselor or teacher about the subjects that interest you and ask about your options for learning the skills to help you succeed. You show your determination when you do the things that matter to you. Think about when you've learned or accomplished something you're really passionate about. You practice until you get it right. You try harder when it's not easy the first time. The effort pays off and sometimes is even fun, especially when you see how much you can do when you try. That is the kind of commitment that is sought out and rewarded in AP classes, and will help you succeed when you move beyond high school. ( Which courses do we offer? AP English Literature, AP English Language AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics AP Human Geography, AP US History AP French Language, AP Spanish Language AP Art 2-D How do I choose? Please let your counselor know if you are interested in the Advanced Placement Program. During your meeting with your counselor, you will review your grades in previous courses, standardized test scores, and discuss your goals for the future. Where can I find additional information? Course Guide a full description of each AP course is located in this catalog in the subject specific pages Online Counseling Center meet with your counselor 24

25 Individual Graduation Plan An Individual Graduation Plan aids students and their parents in selecting a sequence of courses to meet the student s career goals. An effective Program of Study must have high standards and expectations that prepare all students for post-secondary education and the workforce. The Program of Study used by Clover High School includes a rigorous curriculum design and a requirement that each student develop a challenging Individual Graduation Plan (IGP). Working with their parents, counselors, and teachers, the students develop plans that include academic requirements for high school graduation and/or college entrance requirements as well as profession-related courses. Their plans also identify extended learning opportunities designed to prepare students for transition to post-secondary education and the workplace. Some examples of extended learning opportunities are job shadowing, internships, service learning, co-op jobs, and dual credit. The IGP for Clover High School is composed of one of the 16 national clusters, a school of study, and a major. The school of study is a way to organize the curriculum into broad program areas. There are four schools of study in our framework: School of Arts & Humanities School of Business Management & Information Systems School of Engineering, Manufacturing, & Industrial Technologies School of Health Science & Human Services A career cluster of study is a grouping of occupations related to an industry or profession. Each cluster has a list of suggested courses made up of academics and electives designed to develop skills recommended for preparation for the careers in that cluster. Clusters of study are designed to provide a transition from high school study to postsecondary study and/or the workforce. A major consists of at least four required units of study in a chosen area of interest. Choosing a school of study, a cluster of study, and a major requires students to assess interests and skills, then select coursework to achieve their academic goals while exploring a professional goal. A major is designed to enable students to focus on an area of interest that motivates them to stay in school, to be better prepared for post-secondary choices and/or the workplace, and to make a smooth transition to post-secondary education and/or the workplace. Each student who completes the requirements for a major will receive special recognition at graduation. 9 th Grade Students review/revise their IGP career goals and must declare a cluster, focusing their elective choices in a particular area. Students have the opportunity to participate in extended learning opportunities. Students begin to explore post-secondary opportunities. 10 th Grade Students review and update their IGP and must declare a major, focusing their elective choices in a particular area. Students have the opportunity to participate in extended learning opportunities. Students begin to develop post-secondary goals. 11 th Grade Students review and update their IGP with particular attention being given to postsecondary goals. Students have the opportunity to participate in extended learning opportunities. 12 th Grade Students complete requirements for a major. Students have the opportunity to participate in extended learning opportunities. Students receive recognition for completion of a major at graduation. Students are never locked into a specific cluster or major. Students may change majors if their professional interests change. With careful planning, it is possible to complete more than one major. 25

26 Career Clusters and Majors offered at Clover High School * Students should select a cluster and major that best relates to their future goals or current interests. * Students will meet with their counselor each year to discuss their course of study. * Student will be able to make adjustments if their interests change. Scheduling change requests must follow all deadlines. * The following pages contain information for each cluster/ major area and a chart which has a list of required and suggested courses to complete a major. * Creating the Individual Graduation Plan is designed to provide a smooth transition from high school study to postsecondary study and/or the workforce. School of Arts and Humanities School of Business Management & Information Systems School of Math, Science, Engineering & Industrial Technologies School of Health & Human Services Arts, A/V Technology & Communication Cluster Media Technology Journalism & Broadcasting Liberal Arts Performing Arts Visual Arts World Language Education Cluster Teaching & Training Business Management & Administration Cluster Business Information Management General Management Operations Management Finance Cluster Accounting Hospitality & Tourism Cluster Culinary Arts Hospitality Management and Operations Information Technology Cluster Programming & Software Development Networking Web and Digital Communications Marketing, Sales, & Service Cluster Marketing Communications Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Cluster Plant & Animal Systems Architecture & Construction Cluster Architectural Design Construction Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Cluster Automotive Technology Science Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Cluster Mathematics Pre-engineering & Technology Manufacturing Welding Mechatronics Government National Security Foreign Service Health Science Cluster Health & Personal Fitness Nursing & Pre-medicine Sports Medicine EMS Human Services Cluster Family & Community Services 26

27 Cluster: Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication Career Major Map: Media Technology Employees in Audio/Video Technologies design, install and maintain systems and equipment used to present information in the form of sound and pictures to a particular audience. Quite often, A/V Technologies involve the transformation of transmitted digital information into audio and video displays. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Media Technology 1 Media Technology 2 (2 units) Plus one of the following: Image Editing Digital Animation Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship FBLA DECA Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Audio Sys Tech Assistant Video Sys Tech Assistant Computer Support Tech Additional Training to 2-year Audio Sys Tech Video Sys Tech Computer Support Tech 4-Year Degree or Higher Audio/Video Technologies Educator Audio Video Designer Audio Video Engineer Video Graphics Tech Special Effects Tech Animator Career Major Map: Liberal Arts Student preparing to enter college and major in English, social studies or another liberal arts field Students in the liberal arts pursue, advance, and apply knowledge in a variety of settings. Employment possibilities include teaching or research, specialized in economics, history, sociology, and other humanities. Liberal arts majors are highly sought after in many different business environments. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 Dual Credit or AP credits required) AP Literature AP English Language AP Human Geography DL English 101, 102 DL Psychology (Gen or Abn) DL Sociology DL Western Civ DL Public Speaking Complementary Course Work Art, Drama Digital Animation Digital Desktop Pub Digital Imaging Mechanics of Writing Multimedia Web Design Performing Arts Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Multiple options available Additional Training to 2-year Depends on college focus Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-Year Degree or Higher Depends on college focus Career Major Map: Journalism and Broadcasting Employees in Journalism and Broadcasting gather and present information on local, national, and world events in print and via radio, television, and the Internet. Workers in Journalism and Broadcasting include those who gather and present the news and those who support its presentation. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Journalism & Mass Media Yearbook AP English or Eng 5 Creative Writing Intro to Theater Technical Theater Public Speaking Media Technology Complementary Course Work Art, Drama Digital Animation Digital Desktop Pub Digital Imaging Mechanics of Writing Multimedia Web Design Performing Arts Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Audio/Visual Op Assistant Control Room Tech Additional Training to 2-year Audio/Visual Operator Control Room Tech Broadcast Technician Broadcast and Sound Engineer Researcher Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-Year Degree or Higher Reporter Education Station Manager Radio/TV Announcer Editor/Publisher Author Journalist Broadcaster Wisdom is knowing the right path to take integrity is taking it. Mac Anderson 27

28 Cluster: Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication Continued Career Major Map: Performing Arts Employees in the Performing Arts entertain audiences either in live appearances or in recorded or broadcast presentations. The Performing Arts include music, drama, dance, standup comedy, and motion pictures as well as workers who support performances behind the scenes, such as screenwriters, composers, choreographers, directors, stagehands, and makeup artists. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Band Chorus Dance Drama Public Speaking Complementary Course Work Art History Multimedia Web Design World Language Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Production Manager Asst Painter Set Assistant Additional Training to 2-year Performer Actor Musician Dancer Drama Coach Choreographer Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-Year Degree or Higher Educator Production Manager Dancer Composer Conductor Screenwriter Career Major Map: Visual Arts Employees in the Visual Arts are involved in the production of works experienced primarily through the sense of sight, such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and fashion. Employees in the Visual Arts include those who produce the works and those who support the production and presentation, such as curators of museums and art instructors. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity Complementary Course Work (Minimum of 4 credits required) Art 1,2,3,4 Fashion, Fabric, & Design Art Appreciation Studio Art Senior Focus Art History Architectural Design Digital Imaging Digital Animation World Language Housing and Home Int Video Production Multimedia Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Commercial Photo Asst Graphic Design Asst Commercial Artist Asst Visual Display Asst Show Room Asst Sales Associate Additional Training to 2-year CAD Technician Commercial Photographer Illustrator Photo Stylist Display Designer Custom Tailor Fashion Illustrator Entrepreneur Multimedia Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship NAHS 4-Year Degree or Educator Art Curator Commercial Artist Interior Designer Sustainable Designer Design Journalist Fashion Designer Textile Scientist Industrial Designer 28 Career Major Map: World Language Depending on the language you choose, your skills can prove of great professional value in fields as widely varied as business, medicine, sciences, engineering, computing, music, art, law social work, public relations, politics, and the travel industry. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity Complementary Course Work (Minimum of 4 credits required) Options Related to Major 4 credits of World Language beyond the level 1 for graduation French, Spanish Computers Fine Arts History Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma/ Additional Training to 2-year/4-Year Degree or Higher Depending on the language you choose, your skills can prove of great professional value in fields as widely varied as business, medicine, sciences, engineering, computing, music, art, law, social work, public relations, politics, and the travel industry. Cluster: Education Career Major Map: Teaching and Training Teaching and Training requires mastery of the subjects you teach and the ability to communicate that knowledge to others. Good teachers understand their students educational and emotional needs and know how to motivate them to learn. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Complementary Course Work Early Childhood Computer Applications Intro to Early Childhood Multimedia Early Childhood Education 1 Psychology Early Childhood Education 2 Family Life Education Work-Based Learning World Language Secondary Education: Teacher Cadets Teacher Cadet plus 3 units from one Team Sports additional major Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Child Care Worker Degree Group Worker Assistant Entrepreneur Teacher Assistant Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Entrepreneur Teacher College/University Lecturer, Professor Education Administrator Education Consultant

29 Cluster: Business Management and Information Cluster: Finance Career Major Map: Business Information Management Information is critical in the business world. People who manage the massive amounts of data available today are generally good at working with specialized software and techniques to gather, analyze, and store information so that it can be easily retrieved and used to benefit business decisions. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) Image Editing 1 Desktop Publishing Plus two of the following: Digital Animation Entrepreneurship IBA1, 2 Multimedia Professional Leader & Dev Web Design 1, 2 Work-Based Credit Career Major Map: Business Information Management continued Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Information Processing Degree Web Site Maintenance Office Manager Multimedia Specialist Web Page Developer Desktop Pub Specialist Web Page Designer Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Webmaster Software Application Manager Career Major Map: General Management General Managers are the leaders of the business world. Whether they manage a restaurant or a company with thousands of employees, they are responsible for the ultimate success or failure of their organizations. Those who enter the general management field have to be able to do work with their employees to set goals and implement plans to achieve them. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Entrepreneurship Accounting 1 Plus 2 of the following: Accounting 2 IBA 1,2 Marketing Professional Leader & Dev Work-Based Credit Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Public Relations Specialist Degree Facilities Manager Payroll Assistant Meeting Planner Hotel Manager Assistant First Line Supervisor Office Manager Public Relations Manager Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Entrepreneur Chief Executive Officer General Manager Career Major Map: Accounting People who enter the pathway of Accounting are process-oriented. They like to see numbers add up and enjoy problem solving. From entry-level billing clerks to CEOs of major corporations, everyone in this pathway enjoys math, is skilled with computers and accounting software as well. They manage businesses so people get paid. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Accounting 1 & 2 Plus two of the following: Entrepreneurship IBA 1, 2 Personal Finance Professional Leader & Dev Work-Based Credit (Accounting) Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Bookkeeping Clerk Bank Teller Medical Billing Clerk Payroll Clerk Career Major Map: Marketing Communications Entrepreneurs are driven by a desire to be different, to succeed against all odds based on little more than an idea and confidence that their education, knowledge, and experience will turn it into a successful enterprise. Management positions provide those with leadership abilities a venue to succeed in business environments. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) Marketing Advertising Plus two of the following: Entrepreneurship Desktop Publishing IBA 1,2 Image Editing Multimedia Professional Leader & Dev Web Design 1, 2 Work-Based Credit Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Bank Teller Customer Service Rep Sales Associate Additional Training to 2-year Degree Auditor Accountant Financial Services Agent Credit Manager Cluster: Marketing Additional Training to 2-year Assistant Store Manager Customer Service Supervisor Office Manager Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Certified Public Accountant Financial Planner Chief Financial Officer Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Entrepreneur Chief Executive Officer Marketing Manager 29

30 Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism Career Major Map: Culinary Arts Employees in Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services work in establishments serving food and beverages. Workers either serve guests directly or provide support services that enhance guests experiences in a variety of settings, including restaurants and dining rooms, catering operations, country club dining facilities, health institutions, specialty food services, dinner theaters, coffee shops, fast-food outlets, pubs, lounges, and supper clubs. Career Major Map: Web and Digital Communications Workers in Interactive Media create products that use a variety of media sound and graphics, computergenerated animation, and video to communicate to their audience. The computer, unlike a TV set, allows the audience to interact with the material, choosing what to look at and how to view it, and even exchanging messages with the sponsor of the material. Digital media (for example, the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, and DVDs) are used by different organizations to market products, train employees, and communicate with the public. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Intro to Culinary Culinary Arts 1 (2 units) Culinary Arts 2 (2units) Entrepreneurship Professional Leader & Dev Work-Based Learning Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Banquet Server Degree Bus Person Baker Counter Server Pastry and Specialty Chef Restaurant Server Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Catering and Banquet Manager Executive Chef General Manager Entrepreneur Career Major Map: Programming and Software Development Employees in Programming and Software Development design and deploy computer systems and software. Programming and software engineers write the instructions that tell computers how to carry out the multitude of tasks they perform that make them essential to modern living. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) Computer Programming 1 Computer Programming 2 Plus two of the following: Entrepreneurship Professional Leader & Dev Web Design 1, 2 Work-Based Credit Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma PC Support Specialist Technical Support Specialist Web Site Maintenance Specialist Cluster: Information Technology Additional Training to 2-year Computer Programmer Software Applications Manager Help Desk Specialist Systems Analyst Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Computer Software Engineer Gaming Programmer Software Applications Architect Operating Systems Engineer Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Web Design 1 Web Design 2 Plus 2 of the following: Entrepreneurship Computer Programming 1, 2 Desktop Publishing Digital Animation IBA 1,2 Multimedia Image Editing Professional Leader & Dev Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Web Site Maintenance Degree Specialist Web Designer Multimedia Specialist Graphic Artist Desktop Publishing Specialist Interactive Media Specialist Web Page Developer Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Webmaster 3D Animator Virtual Reality Specialist Graphic Designer 30

31 Cluster: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Major Map: Plant and Animal Systems Plant and Animal Systems pathway professionals contribute to every phase of growing the plants and animals that we consume every day. They can be farmers, scientists who develop more efficient ways of producing and processing food, food brokers, veterinarians, or waste managers. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Agricultural Science Animal Science Small Animal Care Introduction to Vet Science Equine Science Work-Based Learning Credit Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Pet Groomer Veterinary Technician Cluster: Architecture and Construction Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education 4-Year Degree or Higher Veterinarian Career Major Map: Architectural Design Professionals in Design/Pre-Construction turn design concepts into sets of building plans that guide other construction workers as they continue the building process. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Mechanical Design 1 Mechanical Design 2 Civil Engineering/Architecture WBL Credit Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Carpenter Contractor CAD Operator Code Official Construction Foreman General Contractor/Builder Project Manager Safety Director Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education 4-Year Degree or Higher Project Estimator Construction Engineer Design Builder Construction Manager Civil Engineer Interior Designer Career Major Map: Construction Employees in Construction build and remodel houses and apartments, industrial buildings, recreational facilities, churches, and schools. These occupations include builders of highways, streets, bridges, tunnels, and airports as well as power plants, chemical plants, refineries, and mills. Building Construction 1 Building Construction 2 Building Construction 3 WBL Credit High School Diploma Carpenter Drywall Installer Career Major Map: Automotive Technology Employees in Automotive Technology maintain, repair, and service automobiles and mobile transportation equipment, as well as refueling mobile equipment..courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) Automotive Technology 1 Automotive Technology 2 Automotive Technology 3 Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation Additional Training to 2-year Contractor Code Official Construction Foreman General Contractor/Builder Project Manager Safety Director Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Entrepreneur Degree Automotive Technician Entrepreneur Parts Salesperson Automotive Technician Service Manager Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education 4-Year Degree or Higher Project Estimator Construction Engineer Design Builder Construction Manager Interior Design Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Entrepreneur Automotive Engineer 31

32 Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Map: Mathematics Workers in math careers pursue, advance, and apply knowledge of math in a variety of settings. Employment possibilities include teaching or research, working in business or government, and pursuing math as data analysts, statisticians, or even professional code breakers. Courses for Major Complementary Course (Minimum of 4 credits required) Work 4 Units Required of math beyond Principles of Engineering graduation requirements from: World Language AP Probability and Statistics Advanced Science AP Calculus courses Calculus Honors Statistics Honors Accounting 2 Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Degree CAD operator Communications Technologist Data Analyst Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Technology Student Association (TSA) 4-year Degree & Higher Mathematics Teacher Computer Software Engineer Mathematician Career Major Map: Pre-Engineering and Technology Workers in Pre-Engineering and Technology apply advanced mathematics, life science, physical science, and technology to alter natural matter and energy, resulting in processes, facilities, and devices that improve lives. Career Major Map: Science Workers in science careers pursue, advance, and apply knowledge of science in a variety of settings. Employment possibilities include teaching or research, working in the laboratory or in the field, and pursuing science as technicians or even as astronauts. Courses for Major Complementary Course Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) 1 AP science class plus science credits from the following to earn a total of 4 units: AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Plus from the following to earn a total of 4 units: Biology 2 Honors Chemistry 2 Honors AP Physics Anatomy and Physiology 1 or 2 H. Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Work Principles of Engineer World Language Additional Training to 2-year Degree Laboratory Technician Nuclear Technician Research Technician Technologist Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Technology Student Association (TSA) Senior Project 4-year Degree & Higher Archeologist Science Teacher/Professor Comp Software Engineer Conservation Scientist Chemist Zoologist Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) 1. Intro to Engineering Design 2. Principles of Engineering 3. Digital Electronics OR 3. Civil Eng and Architecture 4. Engineering Design & Dev Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Degree Chemical Engineer Technician Civil Engineer Technician Graphic Engineering Technician Industrial Engineer Technician Mechanical Engineer Technician Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Architectural Engineer Chemical Engineer Civil Engineer Industrial Engineer Mechanical Engineer Nuclear Engineer 32

33 Career Major Map: National Security National Security has risen in notoriety in recent years in the wake of emerging threats to our way of life. Protecting our shores against all threats, foreign and domestic, is what drives people to enter the field. They bring a variety of disciplines to bear on issues such as intelligence gathering, analysis, military and combat operations, and customs and immigration inspections. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) JROTC 1, 2, 3, 4 Sociology World History Complementary Course Work Physical Education World Language EMS Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Military Degree Military Recruiter Law Enforcement Detective Law Enforcement Officer Correctional Officer Corrections Officer Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Service Learning Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Military Officer Federal Marshal FBI Agent CIA Agent Entrepreneur Career Major Map: Foreign Service People who are selected by the government to serve abroad must pass rigorous civil and foreign service exams, but there are other ways in which people in this pathway can support our nation s presence in foreign countries. The responsibility of representing our country is a large one that requires serious and dedicated individuals. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity Complementary Course Work (Minimum of 4 credits required) (Min of 3 from either or both) French or Spanish Plus one of the following: Genocide Studies His of the Old & New Test Sociology World Geography World History AP Human Geography Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Administrative Assistant Support Staff Entrepreneur Cluster: Government Art History Hospitality & Mgmt Multimedia World Language (additional units) Additional Training to 2-year Degree Interpreter for an Embassy Entrepreneur Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Service Learning Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Foreign Service Officer Diplomatic Officer Ambassador Consular Officer Entrepreneur Career Major Map: Nursing & Pre-Medicine Therapeutic Services employees work to counter the effects of disease and injury, maintaining or improving patients health. These workers include physicians, veterinarians, dentists, psychologists, and the various people who assist them in the delivery of care. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Health Science 1 Health Science 2 EMS 1 Health Science 3 Clinical Studies Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Certified Nursing Assistant Degree First Responder Dental Hygienist Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Home Health Aide Respiratory Therapist Pharmacy Technician RN (ADN) Dental Assistant Surgical Tech Radiological Tech Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship HOSA membership 4-year Degree & Higher Registered Nurse (BSN) Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Pharmacist Physician Assistant Physician Career Major Map: Sports Medicine Therapeutic Services employees work to counter the effects of injury, maintaining or improving health. These workers include physicians, occupational therapist, and the various people who assist them in the delivery of care. Courses for Major Extended Learning Opportunity (Minimum of 4 credits required) Sports Medicine 1, 2 EMS 1 Work-Based Learning Cluster: Health Science Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year First Responder Degree Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Home Health Aide Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship HOSA membership 4-year Degree & Higher Athletic Trainer Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist 33

34 Career Major Map: Health & Personal Fitness Therapeutic Services employees work to improve health through nutrition and exercise. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) PE (3 units after PE 1) Introduction to Health Work-Based Learning Cluster: Health Science Continued Complementary Course Work Anatomy & Physiology EMS Probability & Statistics Physics World Language Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Personal Trainer Degree Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer Recreation Worker Fitness Instructor Recreation Worker Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship HOSA membership 4-year Degree & Higher Athletic Trainer Rehabilitation Specialist Dietician Educator Exercise Physiologist Biomechanics Sports Coach Career Major Map: Mechatronics Mechatronics provides the basic skills in the field of mechatronics, which combines mechanical, electrical, control, and computer technologies. Graduates will be prepared to work with robotic, automated control, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment. Intro to Manufacturing Industrial Safety Hand & Power Tools Hydraulics WBL High School Diploma Internship Automotive Technology Industrial Maintenance Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Apprenticeship Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation Additional Training to 2-year 4-Year Degree or Higher Robotics Engineer Computer Systems Industrial Technology Industrial Technology Computer Software Design Mechanical Repair Robotics Career Major Map: Welding The Welding program is designed to provide graduates with skills in gas, and arc welding. The program is based on the recommended practices of the American Welding Society. Students who complete the required program will receive certification and may qualify for entry-level jobs in industry. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Gas Welding and Cutting (WLD 104) Arch Welding I (WLD 111) Arch Welding II (WLD 113) Orientation 101 High School Diploma Welder Manufacturing Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Basic Welding Certification Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship Cooperative Education Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation Additional Training to 2-year 4-Year Degree or Higher TIG and MIG Welding Certification Career Major Map: Family and Community Services Family and Community Services professionals are people-oriented. They know how to recognize concerns and assist individuals to make informed decisions about their needs. They work with many different community resources to gain a broad awareness of available help, to research and use state and local social service providers to expand their resource base, and to communicate with a family to gain family support. Courses for Major (Minimum of 4 credits required) Family and Consumer Science Family Life 1,2 Fashion, Fabric, & Design Work-Based Learning Cluster: Human Services Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation High School Diploma Additional Training to 2-year Preschool Assistant Degree Counter Server Teacher Assistant Short Order Cook Educator for Parents Product Packager Human Services Worker Product Grader Food Inspector Assistant Extended Learning Opportunity Options Related to Major Career Mentoring Shadowing Internship 4-year Degree & Higher Educator Psychologist/Counselor Social Services Worker Dietician Food Scientist 34

35 Sample Individual Graduation Plan CLUSTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MAJOR: PROGRAMMING & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LEARNER NAME MAJOR Learner Signature Date PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ADVISOR SIGNATURE This plan of study should serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as you continue your career path. All plans should meet high school graduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements. 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade English 1 CP English 2 CP English 3 CP English 4 CP Algebra 1 CP Geometry CP Algebra II CP Pre-calculus PHYSICAL SCIENCE CP Biology CP Chemistry 1 CP Physics CP World Geography CP Health American History CP Economics CP CHORAL ENSEMBLE Drivers Ed Government CP Oracle with PL/SQL PE Spanish 2 Computer Programming 2 (JAVA) Web Design 2 SPANISH 1 Computer Programming 1 (C++) Oracle with SQL Multimedia Computer Applications (1/2) Web Design 1 Spanish 3 Digital Imaging Art (1/2) Additional Graduation Requirements: Computer Science (one unit) World Language or CATE (one unit) Health (1/2 unit) PE or AFJROTC (one unit) Electives (6 1/2 units) Total of 24 units AND any SCDOE assessment(s) PROGRAMMING & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Required: Computer Programming 1,2 Plus two or more of the following: Oracle Database SQL Oracle Database PL/SQL Web Page 1,2 Work-Based Credit (Interactive) Complementary Coursework Art Digital Imaging Desktop Publishing IBA 1,2 Multimedia World Language 35

36 Course Offerings and Descriptions Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies World Languages Fine Arts Education Air Force JROTC Health and Physical Education Driver Education Career and Technical Education Distance Learning The following pages contain a catalog of courses offered at CHS. Each course shows the course name, units of credit, appropriate grade level, GPA (grade point average) weighting category, prerequisites, recommendations, and a narrative description. The standard weighting is called college prep. Honors, dual credit, and advanced placement classes receive additional weight as shown on each scale. Student GPAs are never compared across grades. The following definitions are used to describe the academic levels of courses taught at CHS. College Preparatory: The rigor in this level is designed to meet the standards prescribed for each course by state and local curriculum standards. Students who master the material in college prep classes will be prepared for post-secondary study at the technical school or four-year college level. CP classes receive GPA points commensurate with the College Prep column on the SC Uniform Grading Scale. Honors: The rigor in this level is designed to exceed the standards prescribed for each course by state and local curriculum standards. Students who master the material in Honors classes will be prepared for post-secondary study at the technical school or four-year college level. A key difference in honors level classes is the quantity of independent reading, research, and application projects required of students. Honors classes receive GPA points commensurate with the Honors column on the SC Uniform Grading Scale Advanced Placement: The rigor in this level is designed to meet the required of advanced placement classes set by the College Board. AP classes represent the highest level of rigor available to CHS students. AP classes receive GPA points commensurate with the AP/IB/DC column on the SC Uniform Grading Scale. Dual Credit: The rigor in dual credit classes is established by the college or university course giving credit. DC classes receive GPA points commensurate with the AP/IB/DC column on the SC Uniform Grading Scale. 36

37 LANGUAGE ARTS In order to graduate from Clover High School and earn a South Carolina Diploma, a student must earn 4 units of English. The intent of these courses is to equip students with the level of literacy needed to participate as informed and effective citizens in a democratic society, to function effectively in the world of work, and to realize personal fulfillment. The common goals are to express individual perspectives, analyze information, use argumentation, create criteria and evaluate, interpret texts (literary and informational), and apply grammar and conventions. While attention to all aspects of reading development started in the elementary grades is continued during the secondary grades, the reading content in high school becomes more specific. Students must pass each level of English before moving to the next. The literature component of each course is as follows: English 1: A survey of various literary genres English 2: A survey of World Literature English 3: A survey of American Literature English 4: A survey of British Literature English 5: A survey of various writing patterns Language Arts Pathway: Accelerated Pathway 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 2 H English 3 H Dual Credit English 101/AP Literature & Composition Dual Credit English 102/AP Language Composition Honors Pathway 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 2 H English 3 H English 4 H Eng 5 H Dual Credit English 101/102 Accelerated College Preparatory Pathway 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 2 CP English 3 CP English 4 CP English 5 CP College Preparatory Pathway 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 1 CP English 2 CP English 3 CP English 4 CP College/Workforce Preparatory Pathway 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4 CP *Other Pathways are available. CORE COURSES English 1-1 Unit - Grade 9 College Preparatory To become college and career ready, students must grapple with works of exceptional craft and through whose range extends across genres, cultures, and centuries. Such works offer profound insights into the human condition and serve as models for students own thinking and writing as they explore World Literature. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluate intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts. This course integrates the study of grammar and vocabulary with literature and provides practice in oral and written communication via presentations, constructed responses, and performance tasks. English 1 students must take the South Carolina End-of-Course Exam, which is 20% of the final course average. [Core: CW; CP: CW; CP-10: CW] 37

38 English 2-1 Unit - Grades 9 & 10 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: English 1 To become college and career ready, students must grapple with works of exceptional craft and through whose range extends across genres, cultures, and centuries. Such works offer profound insights into the human condition and serve as models for students own thinking and writing as they explore World Literature. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluate intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts. Parallel reading, research projects, constructed responses, and performance tasks are incorporated in the course. [Core: CW; CP-9: CW, H-9: HW; CP: CW; H: HW] English 3-1 Unit Grades 10 & 11 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: English 2 To become college and career ready, students must grapple with works of exceptional craft and through whose range extends across genres, cultures, and centuries. Such works offer profound insights into the human condition and serve as models for students own thinking and writing as they explore the classics of American literature. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluate intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts. This course integrates the study of formal grammar, composition skills, and vocabulary development in conjunction with literature. Parallel reading, research projects, constructed responses, and performance tasks are are incorporated in the course. [Core: CW; CP: CW; H: HW] English 4-1 Unit - Grades 11 & 12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: English 3 To become college and career ready, students must grapple with works of exceptional craft and through whose range extends across genres, cultures, and centuries. Such works offer profound insights into the human condition and serve as models for students own thinking and writing as they explore the classics of British Literature. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluate intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts. This course emphasizes formal grammar and usage to write essays, compositions, and research papers. Parallel reading, extensive research, constructed responses, and performance tasks are incorporated in the course. [Core: CW; CP: CW; H HW] English 5 1 Unit Grade 12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: English 4 This course is designed for students who desire instruction in college-level writing. Students write in a variety of rhetorical modes: description, narration, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, definition, exemplification, and argumentation. In addition, this course provides an intensive study of rhetoric in nonfiction texts. Students will review grammar, complete a research project, and complete parallel reading assignments. Vocabulary skills are emphasized. [CP: CW; H: HW] Advanced Placement Literature and Composition/Dual Credit English 101 Grade 11 2 Units High School Credit: 1 Unit AP Credit and 1 Unit of Dual Credit (3 Credit Hours College Level) Prerequisite: 85% or better in English 3 Honors This course provides a college-level study of writing and of literature for accelerated students and may be taken instead of English IV. Students will be involved in careful reading of representative literary works, critical analysis of reading, and practice in writing exposition and argument, especially in response to literary selections. Students receive credit for Eng 101 through USC-L upon successful completion of the first semester of the course. Students take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Examination in May and may receive college credit at additional colleges and universities, depending on the AP Exam score and on each college's policy. Summer reading is required. Dual Credit courses are subject to acceptance from the accredited college; tuition and cost of books are the responsibility of the student. [AP: AW; DC: EW] 38

39 Advanced Placement Language and Composition/Dual Credit English Units High School Credit: 1 Unit AP Credit and 1 Unit of Dual Credit (3 Credit Hours College Level) Grade 12 Prerequisite: AP Literature and Composition and English 101 Advanced Placement/Dual Credit English Language and Composition is a highly sophisticated and intensive study of the craft of writing for the academically talented senior who desires rigorous instruction in college-level writing. Students briefly review grammatical terms, usage problems, and various composition techniques before they begin composing descriptive, narrative, and argumentative essays, letters, and analysis of non-fiction. Vocabulary skills are emphasized. In addition, students read and analyze classical and modern essays, short stories, and novels. Students receive credit for Eng 102 through USC-L upon successful completion of the first semester of the course. Students take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Examination in May and may receive college credit at additional colleges and universities, depending on the AP Exam score and on each college's policy. Summer reading is required. Dual Credit courses are subject to acceptance from the accredited college; tuition and cost of books are the responsibility of the student. [AP: AW; DC: EW] Dual Credit English Credit Hours College Level Grade 12 Prerequisite: English 4; A critical reading and composition course offering structured, sustained practice in close reading, critical analysis and composing. Students will read a range of literary and non-literary texts and write expository and analytical essays. Tuition and the cost of books are the responsibility of the student. Scholarships may be available; speak with your counselor. Summer reading is required. [DC: EW] Dual Credit Unit Grade 12 Prerequisite: English 101 A course in rhetoric and composition offering structured, sustained practice in researching, analyzing and composing arguments. Students will read about a range of academic and public issues and write researched argumentative and persuasive essays. Tuition and the cost of books are the responsibility of the student. Scholarships may be available; speak with your counselor. Summer reading is required. [DC: EW] ELECTIVES Creative Writing ½ Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisites: none This course develops the evaluative and creative writing talents of students who are interested in learning to write and evaluate poetry, essays, human-interest stories, and short stories. Students also study the editing process. Each student will produce his/her individual publication of original works at the end of the course. [303200CH] The Mechanics of Writing ½ Unit Grades 9 12 College Preparatory Prerequisites: none Students will analyze grammar in depth by studying the parts of speech, types of sentences, sentence complements, phrases, clauses, and punctuation. They will be able to understand the relationship that exists between studying grammar and improving writing and be able to implement what they learn to enhance their own writing. [309909CH] Journalism ½ Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisites: none This course is designed to provide initial exposure to newspaper, yearbook and broadcasting production skills as well as to journalistic theory and history. The course teaches basic skills needed for writing news, features, editorials and sports stories. Emphasis is placed on sound journalistic principles. The course focuses on journalistic writing skills and information-gathering techniques, and introduces students to concepts of design and photojournalism. [305000CH] 39

40 Public Speaking and Communications ½ Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisites: None Includes a study of basic public speaking for special occasions, preparing for job applications and interviews, group problem solving, oral interpretation, critical listening, radio and television communication, and parliamentary procedure and debate. [304000CH] SAT/ACT Preparation - ½ Unit - Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and English 2 Success on the SAT or ACT results from a combination of test preparation and a good selection of academic courses, extensive reading, and consistent hard work on studies. However, some students may benefit from learning certain strategies designed for the SAT/ACT. In this course students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, review and reinforce basic skills, and sharpen verbal and math reading abilities as they focus on test-taking strategies and practice tests for the SAT-I and ACT. [ELA: CH] MATHEMATICS Four units of mathematics taken at Clover High School are required for all students. The chart below demonstrates some of the sequences of mathematics courses available. Students are reminded Algebra 2 is required for most 4-year college admissions. By meeting the needed prerequisite, students may move from one pathway to another. Math Pathway Accelerated Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Geometry H Algebra 2 H Trig/Pre-calculus H AP Statistics AP Calculus AP Statistics Honors Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Geometry H Algebra 2 H Trig/Pre-calculus H AP Statistics Calculus H, AP Statistics, Trig or Prob/Stats H Accelerated College Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Geometry CP Algebra 2 CP Trig/Pre-calculus CP or Prob/Stats H Discrete Math CP, Prob/Stats H, AP Statistics College Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Algebra 1 CP Geometry CP Algebra 2 CP Trig/Pre-calculus CP, Prob/Stats CP, or Discrete Math CP College/Workforce Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Foundations in Algebra /Intermediate Algebra Geometry Tech Prob/Stats for Tech Algebra 2 or Discrete Math CP Transition Math /Foundations in Algebra Other Pathways are possible Intermediate Algebra 40 Geometry Tech

41 CORE COURSES Transition Math 1 Unit Grade 9 College Preparatory This course is designed to remediate and strengthen math skills. Using a multi-sensory approach, teachers will instruct using small steps with much repetition to assure mastery of basic skills. The course is integrated into the Foundations in Algebra curriculum and taught over the course of a year. This will be an elective course and will not count as a math credit towards graduation. [319911CW] Foundations in Algebra 1 Unit Grade 9 College Preparatory The Foundations in Algebra course is the first in a two-course progression designed to prepare students for success in advanced mathematics courses by providing a foundation in algebra and probability. This course will build on the conceptual knowledge and skills students mastered in their middle level mathematics courses in the areas of algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, probability, data analysis, and proportional reasoning. The students who complete this two-course progression of Foundations in Algebra and Intermediate Algebra will be prepared for the statemandated end-of-course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP) administered at the completion of Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra. [411600CW] Intermediate Algebra 1 Unit Grade 9-10 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Foundations in Algebra The Intermediate Algebra course is the second in a two-course progression designed to prepare students for success in advanced mathematics courses by providing a foundation in algebra and statistics. This course will build on the conceptual knowledge and skills students mastered in Foundations in Algebra and middle level mathematics in the areas of algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, probability, data analysis, and proportional reasoning. The students who complete this two-course progression of Foundations in Algebra and Intermediate Algebra will be prepared for the state-mandated end-of-course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP) administered at the completion of Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra. [411700CW] Math for the Technologies 2-1 Unit - Grade 10 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Math for the Technologies 1 [This course will not be offered after the school year] The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Students will deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Students will investigate linear equations and inequalities, the laws of exponents and simple exponential equations, linear and exponential, functions, linear models and data analysis, solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, quadratic functions as well as investigate exponential and other advanced functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. At the completion of this course, students will be prepared for the state-mandated end-of-course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP). [Grade CW, Grade CW] Geometry for the Technologies - 1 Unit - Grade [This course will not be offered after the school year] College Preparatory Prerequisite: Math for the Technologies 2 This course extends the development of mathematics skills taught in Math Tech 1 and 2. Problem solving techniques, right triangle trigonometry, logic, and geometrical concepts are emphasized. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Graphing calculators are used. [314300CW] 41

42 Probability and Statistics for the Technologies - 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory Perquisite: Geometry for the Technologies This course is designed to introduce the learner to statistics topics which include collecting, organizing, and drawing conclusions from data. Hands-on experiences will be an integral part of this course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Graphing calculators are used. [314400CW] Algebra 2 Core - 1 Unit - Grade College Preparatory Prerequisites: CP Geometry or minimum grade of 85% in Geometry for the Technologies The course extends the development of mathematics skills and is designed for the student planning to pursue a 2-year degree from a technical college. Algebra topics are covered with emphasis on functions, patterns, relations, and application of the algebraic concepts. Technology to model situations and solve meaningful real world problems are integrated throughout the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that student s experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Graphing calculators are used. [411512CW] Algebra 1 1 Unit - Grade 9 College Preparatory The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Students will deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Students will investigate linear equations and inequalities, the laws of exponents and simple exponential equations, linear and exponential, sequences, functions, linear models and data analysis, solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, quadratic functions, absolute value, step, and piecewise functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that student s experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. At the completion of this course, students will be prepared for the state-mandated end-of-course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP). [411400CW] Geometry - 1 Unit- Grades 9-10 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: Algebra 1 This course allows students to explore the relationships between points, lines, and planes in two and three-dimensional space. Students should be able to discover and confirm postulates and theorems, and verify them by writing formal and informal proofs using previously proven theorems and postulates, definitions, and undefined terms. Statistics, realworld applications, calculator technology, and previously studied mathematics are all integrated into the curriculum. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Graphing calculators are used. [CP-Grade CW, H Grade HW, CP Grade CW, H Grade HW] Algebra 2-1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisites: Geometry This course provides a firm foundation for the college-bound student. Content of the course includes the use of geometry to develop and apply the algebraic concepts. Function concepts, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, logarithms, word-problem analyses, polynomials, series, sequences, conics, and graphing translations are included. Technology and critical thinking skills are integrated throughout the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Graphing calculators are used. [CP CW, H HW] 42

43 Discrete Mathematics 1 Unit Grade 12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one of the following: Algebra 2, or Prob/Stats Discrete Mathematics is the study of mathematical systems defined on discrete sets those with a countable number of elements. Among possible topics to be studied are decision-making, matrix algebra, graph theory, set theory, Boolean algebra, combinatorics, circuits, discrete probability, recursion, modular arithmetic, network models, sequences and series, mathematical induction, vectors, relations, functions, algorithms, logic, and codes. As well as being of mathematical interest, many of these topics play an important role in information technology and computer science. Discrete mathematics is used every day by computer scientists, computer programmers, electrical engineers, computer engineers, and scientists in the physical, natural, and social sciences. [414200CW] Probability and Statistics - 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: Algebra 2 This course is designed to introduce the learner to statistics topics, which include collecting, organizing, and drawing conclusions from data. Hands-on experiences will be an integral part of this course. Graphing calculators are used. [CP CW, H HW] Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus - 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: Algebra 2 This course is for students in the college-preparatory program who want to continue their studies in algebra. The behavior of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions, and conic sections are covered. Trigonometry is an enriched extension of mathematics with emphasis on trigonometric functions, circular functions, identities and application, and trigonometric and polar forms of complex numbers. Graphing calculators are used. [CP CW, H HW] Calculus - 1 Unit Grades Honors Prerequisite: Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus This course is primarily for students who plan to major in mathematics or science in college or who are talented in mathematics. Topics include plane analytic geometry, elementary functions, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Graphing calculators are used. [413500HW] Advanced Placement Calculus AB -1 Unit Honors Credit and 1 Unit AP Credit Grades Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% or better in Honors Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus This college-level course includes Honors AP Calculus Prep and AP Calculus, two units of college calculus, which prepares students for the AP Exam. Topics include plane analytic geometry, elementary functions, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Graphing calculators are used. Students who enroll in this course are required to take the AP Exam. Certain colleges will award college credit depending upon the score made on the AP Exam. [AP AW, Prep HW] Advanced Placement Statistics 1 Unit Honors Credit and 1 Unit AP Credit Grades Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% or better in Honors Algebra 2 or CP Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus This college-level course includes Honors AP Statistics Prep and AP Statistics, two units of college statistics, which prepares students for the AP Exam. The purpose of the college-level course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students who enroll in the course are required to take the AP Exam. Certain colleges will award college credit depending upon the score made on the AP Exam. [AP AW, Prep HW] 43

44 SCIENCE Our goal for science education is to produce scientifically literate citizens who are prepared to make sustainable personal decisions, to knowledgeably engage in civic affairs, and to become economically productive. Scientific literacy implies an understanding of the crosscutting interrelationship among scientific concepts and proficiency with college and career-ready practices of scientists and engineers. Science Pathway Accelerated Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade - 12 th Grade H Physical Science H Biology 1 H Biology 1 & H Chemistry 1 H Anatomy & Physiology, H Biology 2 or AP Biology, H Chemistry 2 or AP Chemistry, H Environmental Science or AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1 Honors Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade H Physical Science H Biology 1 H Chemistry 1 H Anatomy & Physiology, H Biology 2, H Chemistry 2, H Environmental Science, or AP Physics 1 or CP Physics (highly recommended before other highlevel science electives) College Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade CP Physical Science CP Biology 1 CP Chemistry 1 CP Environmental Science, CP Physics CP Earth Science College/Workforce Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Physical Science Integrated Science and Biology 1 CP Astronomy CP Earth Science CORE COURSES Physical Science - 1 Unit - Grade 9 Core, College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite or currently enrolled: Geometry This course is a sequential development of physical science principles. Text-related materials are supplemented with laboratory demonstrations and experiments. Many of the concepts introduced depend on good mathematical skills. Topics include inquiry skills, atomic structure and the periodic table, properties and interactions of matter, chemical bonding and reaction, motion and forces, energy and work, electricity and magnetism. [Core: CW; CP: CW; H: HW] Integrated Science - 1 Unit Grade 10 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Physical Science Integrated Science is a course that examines the connections among physical, earth, and life sciences in the context of everyday applications such as human health and fitness, recreation or hobbies, and a sustainable lifestyle. The curriculum will allow students to develop projects around personal interests and need to know science concepts. Students will also examine the engineering design that led to the technologies (tools, equipment, and processes) involved in these life pursuits. [CP: CW] 44

45 Biology 1-1 Unit - Grade 10 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Physical Science, Physical Science CP Honors Prerequisite: Physical Science H 9 th Grade - Qualifying students will be selected for enrollment prior to the end of the 8 th grade. 10 th Grade - Honors Physical Science This course is designed for the college-oriented student. Topics of study include ecology, cells and cell processes, genetics, and diversity of life. Application of general biological knowledge to daily living, technology, and the environment is emphasized, along with laboratory experiences. Students must take the South Carolina End-of-Course Exam following the completion of Biology 1 which is 20% of the final course average. [Core: CW; CP: CW; H: HW] Biology 2 1 Unit Grades Honors Prerequisite: Biology 1 (Recommended: Chemistry 1 Honors) This course is designed for students who have an interest in careers in science or medicine. It is an extension of Biology 1 with an emphasis on topics such as ecology, structure and function of plants and animals, and diversity of organisms. Note: Students planning to take AP Biology should not take Biology 2. [H: HW] Advanced Placement Biology 2 units Grades Advanced Placement Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in both Biology 1 H and Chemistry 1 H AP Biology is the equivalent of the general biology course taken during the first year of college. Students taking AP Biology are required to take the AP exam in May and could receive college credit, depending on the exam score and the policy of the accepting college or university. Mastery of lab operations, calculations and data analysis using technology is essential, and students are required to maintain a comprehensive and detailed laboratory notebook. Note: Students planning to take AP Biology should not take Biology 2. [AP: AW; Prep: HW] Chemistry 1 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology 1, and completed or enrolled in Algebra 2 This course is designed for the college-oriented student. Topics of study include atomic structure, periodic law, chemical bonds and formulas, chemical equations, stoichiometry, acids, bases, and salts, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Application of these concepts is made to everyday life, technology, and the environment. The course relies heavily on laboratory experiences emphasizing measurement, mathematical applications, and laboratory technique. [CP: CW; H323100HW] Chemistry 2-1 Unit - Grades Honors Prerequisites: Chemistry 1 and Algebra 2 This course is designed for students who have an interest in careers in science, medicine, or engineering. It is an extension of Chemistry 1 with an emphasis on topics such as thermo-, electro-, nuclear, and organic chemistries. The course relies heavily on student-oriented activities and laboratory experiences that require stoichiometric calculation and chemical and forensic analysis. Note: Students planning to take AP Chem should not take Chem 2. [H: HW] Advanced Placement Chemistry - 2 units - Grades Advanced Placement Prerequisites: Minimum Grade of 85% in both H Chemistry 1 and H Algebra 2 AP Chemistry is the equivalent of the general chemistry course taken during the first year of college. Students taking AP Chemistry are required to take the AP exam in May and could receive college credit, depending upon the exam score and the policy of the accepting college or university. Mastery of lab operations, calculations, and data analysis using technology is essential, and students are required to maintain a comprehensive and detailed laboratory notebook. Note: Students planning to take AP Chemistry should not take Chemistry 2. [AP: AW; Prep: HW] 45

46 Earth Science - 1 Unit - Grade 12 College Preparatory Prerequisites: Physical Science and Biology 1 This course is designed to provide a laboratory based in-depth study of earth science topics including geology, marine science, astronomy, and atmospheric phenomena. Concepts will include the rock cycle, plate tectonics, geologic processes, fossils, geologic time, planets, fresh water and marine systems, coastal formations, stars and galaxies, space exploration, weather, and natural catastrophic events. [CP: CW] Environmental Science 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Physical Science or Chemistry 1 Honors Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 This interactive course is a study of the principles of ecology and the impact of humans on the environment including topics such as land use, resource conservation, biodiversity, and population growth. Current events such as global warming, pollution, and alternative energy sources will also be addressed. Students will use problem-based learning strategies to heighten their awareness and understanding of environmental processes so they can make sound decisions concerning their personal, professional, and political lives. Students will be expected to engage in routine field observations, conduct research, and complete projects. [CP: CW; H: HW] Advanced Placement Environmental Science 2 units Grades Advanced Placement Prerequisites: Minimum Grade of 85% in H Biology 1, H Chemistry 1, and H Algebra 2 AP Environmental Science is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science. Students will engage in field investigations, research, and projects to explore the principles, concepts, and methodologies used to analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, relative risks, and alternative solutions for resolving them. Topics include land use, resource conservation, biodiversity, population growth, global warming, pollution, and alternative energy sources. Students taking AP Environmental Science are required to take the AP exam in May and could receive college credit, depending upon the exam score and the policy of the accepting college or university. This is a yearlong course. Note: Students planning to take AP Environmental Science should not take H Environmental Science. [AP: AW; Honors Prep: HW] Physics - 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory Prerequisites: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, and Algebra 2 This course is for the college-oriented student. Topics of study include motion, forces, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, the nature of light and sound, and other topics of modern and classical physics. Laboratory exercises and demonstrations are an integral part of the course. Measurement and mathematical requirements concentrate on solutions to problems, which relate to events in the everyday environment. [CP: CW] Physics - 1 Unit Grades 12 Honors Prerequisites: H Chemistry and completed or enrolled in H Trig/Pre-Calculus This course is for the college-oriented student. The Honors level is designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM). Topics of study include motion, forces, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, the nature of light and sound, and other topics of modern and classical physics. Laboratory exercises and demonstrations are an integral part of the course. Measurement and mathematical requirements concentrate on solutions to problems, which relate to events in the everyday environment. [H: HW] Advanced Placement Physics - 1 unit - Grades Advanced Placement prerequisites: Minimum Grade of 85% in H Biology 1, H Chemistry 1, and H Algebra 2 AP Physics 1 is equivalent to the first semester of a typical introductory, algebra-based college physics course. The course is designed for students with no previous physics coursework and includes Newtonian mechanics (linear and rotational), simple circuits, mechanical waves, energy, work, and power. The course includes extensive lab work requiring students to apply physics principles in inquiry-based investigations using the AP science practices. Continued on next page 46

47 Students taking AP Physics 1 are required to take the AP exam in May and could receive college credit, depending upon the exam score and the policy of the accepting college or university. This course is scheduled on opposite days with H Pre-Calculus or study hall. [AP: AW] Anatomy & Physiology 1-1 Unit - Grades Honors Prerequisites: H Biology 1 AND completed or currently enrolled in H Chemistry 1 This course is recommended for students who have an interest in careers in medicine and health occupations, sports medicine and therapy, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, psychology, and forensic science. It focuses on animal structure and function from the cell to the interaction of body systems. Emphasis will be placed on the human body and related diseases and disorders. The course relies heavily on student-oriented activities and laboratory experiences. [H: HW] Dual Credit Anatomy & Physiology 2-1 Unit Dual Credit - Grades Honors Prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology 1 This course is a continuation of studies on animal structure and function from the cell to the interaction of body systems. Emphasis will be placed on the human body and related diseases and disorders. The course relies heavily on student-oriented activities and laboratory experiences. Students who successfully complete the course will receive 1 unit of dual credit on their CHS transcript and 6 hours of college credit from USC-L [3 credit hours for BIO 243 (A&P 1 grade) and 3 credit hours for BIO 244 (A&P 2 grade)]. Tuition and the cost of books are the responsibility of the student. Scholarships may be available; speak with your counselor. [BIO 243: EH; BIO EH] Astronomy CP 1 Unit Grades College Prep Prerequisites: Physical Science or Physical Science CP and Biology 1 or Biology 1 CP; Algebra 1 Astronomy is the study of celestial bodies such as planets, stars, and galaxies and the interactions of those bodies in the universe. This course is designed for students with an interest in understanding the motion of celestial bodies, the use of astronomy in land and sea navigation, the history of space exploration, and the technologies associated with human exploration and future colonization of space. [CP: CW] SOCIAL STUDIES For graduation, students must have three units of social studies to include ½ unit of American Government, 1 unit of U. S. History, and ½ unit of Economics. The goal of social studies education in Clover High School is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to enter effectively into adult citizenship. Social Studies Pathway: Accelerated/Advanced Placement Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade World Geography GT, Honors, or *AP Human Geography Honors Pathway Am Gov Dual Credit/US History AP OR World History GT, Honors ELECTIVES 47 Am Gov Dual Credit/US History AP OR Am Gov/US History Honors Economics Honors or DC 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade World Geography H World History H American Government/US Economics H History H, DC College/Workforce Preparatory Pathway 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade World Geography World History CP OR any American Government/US Economics CP other 1 unit of SS History CP *Other pathways are available

48 CORE COURSES World Geography 1 Unit Grade 9 College Preparatory, Honors, G/T (GT must meet eligibility requirements of SC Department of Education) Geography allows students to gain understanding of the spatial dimension [where things are located and why they are there] as well as the ecological dimension [how humans interact with the environment]. This course is designed to provide students to a wide variety of geographical concepts to include current trends in human geography, map skills, and topography and how it affects human and economic behaviors. Students will stay informed of world events and how they affect our interdependent world. Field trips and experiential learning experiences may be included. [CP: CW; H: HW] Advanced Placement Human Geography 2 Units Grades th Grade - Qualifying students will be selected for enrollment prior to the end of the school year. 10 th Grade - Minimum Grade of 85% in Honors or GT World Geography This course is designed to give students an introductory level understanding of the comprehensive study of geography. Specifically, this course delves into patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and modifications of the world as we know it. The following topics will be covered in the course: Geography s nature and perspectives, population, cultural patterns and processes, political organization of space, agricultural and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use. This course is very rigorous and requires a student to be hard working, independent, a good steward of time, and mature. Students will be required to take the AP examination following the completion of this course in order to receive college credit. [AP: AW; Prep: HW] American Government ½ Unit - Grade 11 College Preparatory, Honors Dual Credit Prerequisite: Must meet college admissions guidelines This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how our democracy works and how it compares to other governments of the world. The federal, state, and local branches of government are studied in detail. The goal is to produce an informed and politically effective citizen. [CP: CH; H: HH] US History Foundations/US History 1.5 Units Grade 11 College Preparatory, Honors This course covers the periods of American history from colonial days to the present with emphasis on the 19 th and 20 th centuries. Social, cultural as well as political economic developments, trends, and issues are included. Students use writing and researching skills to analyze primary sources such as political speeches, political cartoons and other documents to interpret their historical impact on the time period. Particular focus is on the United States Constitution. Students must take the South Carolina End-of-Course Exam following the completion of US History which is 20% of the final course average. [Note: Transcripts will denote 1 unit of US History and ½ unit of US History Foundations. [CP Foundations: CH; CP US History: CW; H Foundations: HH; H US History: HW] Advanced Placement US History/Dual Credit History 201 and Grades Units High School Credit: 1 Unit AP Credit and 1 Unit of Dual Credit (6 Credit Hours College Level) Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of 85% in previous Honors Social Studies course or prior completion of an AP Course AND completed or currently enrolled in Honors English course This course covers the periods of American history from colonial days to the present with emphasis on the 19th and 20 th centuries. Social, cultural, as well as, political and economic developments, trends, and issues are included. The course is reading and research based, which requires considerable amounts of time to study both inside and outside the classroom. Outside reading and attendance in day-to-day seminars are integral parts of this course and are needed to prepare for the College Board AP Exam. Students must take the South Carolina End-of-Course Exam following the completion of US History which is 20% of the final course average as well as the AP History exam. Continued on next page 48

49 Students receive credit through USC-L upon successful completion of the first semester of the course. Students take the Advanced Placement US History Exam in May and may receive college credit at additional colleges and universities, depending on the AP Exam score and on each college's policy. Summer work is also required. Dual Credit courses are subject to acceptance from the accredited college; tuition and cost of books are the responsibility of the student. Note: Transcripts will denote ½ unit of Dual Credit in each USC-L course; US History HIS 201 and 202, and 1 unit of AP US History credit.] [AP: AW; DC 201: EH; DC 202: EH] Advanced Am Government & Economics ½ Unit of Honors Credit Am Gov; ½ unit of Honors Credit Economics Grade Pre-requisite: AP US History This course is designed to cover the rigor of both the American Government and Economics Honors courses at an accelerated pace. Students must have completed AP US History in order to take this course. [Am Gov: HH; Econ: HH] Economics - 1 Unit - Grade 12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisites: American Government/US History This course gives students an opportunity to study the American free-enterprise economic system and compare it to other systems in the world. It helps students relate to the real world economy as laborers, employers, consumers, taxpayer and voters. During the last part of the semester, emphasis is on the personal finance issues faced by all citizens credit, banking, saving, investing and taxes. Students will become more aware of making choices, the costs of those choices and the various possible repercussions of the decisions made daily in the economy. Requirements include out of class projects. [CP: CW; H: HW] Economics Dual Credit - 1 Unit of Dual Credit - Grade 12 1 Unit of Dual Credit (6 Credit Hours College Level) Dual Credit Prerequisite: Must meet college admissions guidelines This course is a comprehensive, accelerated course, focusing on microeconomic principles and macroeconomics. The students gain understanding of the principles of economics as they apply to individuals, household, and firms within the overall economic system. It places particular emphasis on the study of markets and market structures and seeks to develop students familiarity with the theory of the firm, resource markets, market efficiency, and inequity, government regulation of markets. Macroeconomics is study of the entire economy in terms of the total amount of goods and services produced, total income earned, level of employment of productive resources, and general behavior of prices. Microeconomics will be covered the 1st 9 weeks and Macroeconomics will be covered the 2nd 9 weeks. The students will receive 3 college credits in Micro Economics and 3 college credits in Macro Economics from USC-L upon successful completion of the course and 1 high school credit for Economics. Successful students have strong math and reading skills. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to enroll. Tuition and book fees are required for this course. [DC Macro: EH; DC Micro: EH] ELECTIVES Genocide Studies ½ Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: None This course will look at the repercussions of prejudice and discrimination when allowed to flourish, and individuals and governments fail to take a stand against these injustices. Topics of study include the flight of the Native Americans during colonization and expansion, the Holocaust, and genocides in the Ukraine, Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Sudan. Students will recognize the ease with which human and civil rights will at times be denied, and understand the ramifications of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and scapegoating. Ultimately, students will define their roles as responsible citizens in the world and implement these understandings into everyday life. [339972CH] 49

50 World History 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory, Honors, GT (GT must meet eligibility requirements of the SC Board of Education) Prerequisite: None This course will expose students to the major civilizations of the past and their contributions to the world as it exists today. World History focuses on the geographic, social, and political aspects of each civilization. The study of human culture emphasizes why and where civilizations developed, how they declined, and how they influenced the world as we know it today. Course requirements will include independent and collaborative studies, oral presentations, technology-based activities, writing, and service learning. This course provides a foundation for American Government and US History. [CP: CW; H: HW; GT: HW] History of the Old and New Testament Era 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: None This course is a study of the Bible as a literary and historical work. Students will study the impact of the Bible on the history, religion, government, and laws of various cultures. They will analyze narratives, characters, stories, and poetry in the Bible and explain their use in literature. Students will analyze the influence of the Bible on the visual and performing arts. Class resources will include the New International Version of the Bible and a variety of supplementary materials, including art and musical works. This course follows standards approved by the South Carolina State Board of Education. [CP: CW] Street Law - ½ Unit Grades 9 12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: None This course provides practical information and problem-solving opportunities that help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for survival in our society. Both federal and state government have topics discussed. Among these topics are the rationales, components, and history of the laws that govern our society. Case studies, mock trials, roleplays, small group exercises, and visual analysis activities encourage active participation by students. The goal of the course is to promote in students a willingness and capability to participate effectively in the legal and political systems. [CP: CH] Sociology 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: None This course is a study in human social behavior. Through the study of humans in their collective aspect, this class will be concerned with group activities: economic, social, political, and religious. The areas of family, social change, deviant behavior, public opinion, social mobility, social stratification, and the problem areas of crime, divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, along with a variety of social issues and concerns will be among the topics covered. A better understanding of the laws governing human behavior in social contexts is a course goal for the student. There will be outside reading, projects, and activities required. [CP: CW] Teacher Cadet Program - 1 Unit - Grade 12 Dual Credit Prerequisites: Twelfth grade students with a 3.0 GPA, completed application This course encourages students who possess a high level of academic achievement to consider teaching as a career. Students are exposed to many facets of education through a child development curriculum, classroom observations, and an internship at a district school. Students will receive three semester credits from Winthrop University. ONLY Seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are considered. They must have five teacher recommendations judging them on leadership skills, dependability, attitude, responsibility, relationships, achievement, and aptitude. Students wishing consideration for the class must first complete the application process. Priority will be given to education majors. Note: There is a nominal fee associated with this course. [338909EW] 50

51 Yearbook Journalism College Preparatory 1 Unit - Grades Honors 2 Units - Grades Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; Application Acceptance Students in Yearbook Journalism publish the school yearbook. This course develops skills learned in language art courses such as oral and written communication as well as layout and design. Production of the yearbook provides a practical teaching tool and benefits the school, the students, and the community. Students must apply and be accepted into Yearbook Journalism on or before Spring IGP/Registration conference. [1: CW; 2: CW; YR: HD] World Language Second language skills are key to global competence, national security, career advantages and travel. Second language skills also improve first language skills. Most four-year college and university entrance requirements include a minimum of two years of second language study of the same language. Selective colleges and universities recommend four or more credits of a second language of study. It is best to study a second language without lapses between courses particularly between Levels 1 and 2. World Language Pathways: Accelerated/Honors Pathway 8 th or 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Level 1 language of choice Level 2 Level 3 distance learning, virtual, or traditional classroom College Pathway/Workforce Recommended Pathway: 9 th & 10 th Grade 11 th and 12 th Grade Level 4 - distance learning, virtual, traditional class, or instructional assistant in Level 1 *Begin Level 1 language of choice *Level 2 should be scheduled after successful completion of CP or Honors English 1 *Enroll in Level 2,3, and/or 4 if student is college bound *Other pathways including an Advanced Placement Pathway are available LANGUAGE SELECTION French 1-1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory In this course, students will first begin to develop aural and oral skills, then read and write what they can say familiar words, commands, phrases, short sentences, and basic questions. They will learn to use predictable language in familiar settings. They will start to develop cultural awareness and the ability to recognize the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture. They will also use the language to expand their knowledge in all content areas. Students in this course will be required to complete performance assessments tasks for each unit of study. [CP: CW] French 2 1 Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: French 1 In this course, students will continue to develop aural and oral skills, then read and write what they can say familiar words, commands, phrases, short sentences, and basic questions. They will continue to learn to use predictable language in familiar settings. They will start to develop cultural awareness and the ability to recognize the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture. They will also use the language to expand their knowledge in all content areas. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessments tasks for each unit of study. [CP: CW] 51

52 French 3-1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: French 2 Honors Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in French 2 The course continues to emphasize meaningful communication and language as it is used in real-world situations that students are most likely to encounter. Students in this course will elaborate on ideas, ask and answer questions, narrate and describe in sentences and groups of related sentences, and understand short oral and written passages. They will extend their language skills, become more accurate in the language they produce, comprehend a greater variety of texts and generate responses, and initiate interactions in the language in more complete ways. They will recognize the interrelatedness of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. They will use their language to expand knowledge of other content areas and gain awareness of multiple viewpoints. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessment tasks for each unit of study. [CP: CW; H: HW] French 4 1 Unit Grades Honors Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in French 3 The course continues to emphasize meaningful communication and language as it is used in real-world situations that students are most likely to encounter. Students in this course will elaborate on ideas, ask and answer questions, narrate and describe in sentences and groups of related sentences, and understand short oral and written passages. They will extend their language skills, become more accurate in the language they produce, comprehend a greater variety of texts and generate responses, and initiate interactions in the language in more complete ways. They will recognize the interrelatedness of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. They will use their language to expand knowledge of other content areas and gain awareness of multiple viewpoints. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessment tasks for each unit of study. Students who complete French 4 typically receive some college credit via university placement exams. [H: HW] Advanced Placement French 1 unit Honors French 4 Credit and 1 Unit AP Credit Grades Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% or better in French 3 Honors At the core of the AP French Language and Culture course are six groups of learning objectives identifying what students should know and be able to do across the three modes of communication. These objectives outline expectations of student abilities in the following areas: Spoken Interpersonal Communication, Written Interpersonal Communication, Audio, Visual, and Audiovisual, Interpretive Communication, Written and Print Interpretive Communication, Spoken Presentational Communication, and Written Presentational Communication. [AP: AW; H: HW] Spanish 1-1 Unit - Grades 9-11 College Preparatory In this course, students will first begin to develop aural and oral skills, then read and write what they can say familiar words, commands, phrases, short sentences, and basic questions. They will learn to use predictable language in familiar settings. They will start to develop cultural awareness and the ability to recognize the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture. They will also use the language to expand their knowledge in all content areas. Students in this course will be required to complete performance assessments tasks for each unit of study. [CP-9: CW; CP: CW] Spanish 2-1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Spanish 1 In this course, students will continue to develop aural and oral skills, then read and write what they can say familiar words, commands, phrases, short sentences, and basic questions. They will continue to learn to use predictable language in familiar settings. They will start to develop cultural awareness and the ability to recognize the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture. They will also use the language to expand their knowledge in all content areas. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessments tasks for each unit of study. [CP-9: CW; CP: CW] 52

53 Spanish 3-1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Spanish 2 Honors Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in Spanish 2 The course continues to emphasize meaningful communication and language as it is used in real-world situations that students are most likely to encounter. Students in this course will elaborate on ideas, ask and answer questions, narrate and describe in sentences and groups of related sentences, and understand short oral and written passages. They will extend their language skills, become more accurate in the language they produce, comprehend a greater variety of texts and generate responses, and initiate interactions in the language in more complete ways. They will recognize the interrelatedness of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. They will use their language to expand knowledge of other content areas and gain awareness of multiple viewpoints. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessment tasks for each unit of study. [CP: CW; H: HW] Spanish 4 Honors - 1 Unit - Grades Honors Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in Spanish 3 The course continues to emphasize meaningful communication and language as it is used in real-world situations that students are most likely to encounter. Students will continue to describe and elaborate on ideas, ask and answer questions, narrate and describe in sentences and groups of related sentences, and understand short oral and written passages. Students will communicate in longer discourse; respond to problems encountered in a given situation and resolve problems in the target language. They will continue to extend their language skills, become more accurate in the language they produce, comprehend a greater variety of texts and generate responses, and initiate interactions in the language in more complete ways. They will further recognize the interrelatedness of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. Students will further use their language to expand knowledge of other content areas and gain awareness of multiple viewpoints. Students in this course will be required to complete additional and more challenging performance assessment tasks for each unit of study. [H: HW] Advanced Placement Spanish 1 unit Spanish 4 Honors Credit; 1 unit AP Credit Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in Spanish 3 At the core of the AP Spanish Language and Culture course are six groups of learning objectives identifying what students should know and be able to do across the three modes of communication. These objectives outline expectations of student abilities in the following areas: Spoken Interpersonal Communication, Written Interpersonal Communication, Audio, Visual, and Audiovisual, Interpretive Communication, Written and Print Interpretive Communication, Spoken Presentational Communication, and Written Presentational Communication. [AP: AW; H: HW] 53

54 FINE ARTS (Art, Music, & Drama) Through art, drama, chorus, band, and color guard students are able to build upon prior knowledge and experience developed through study at the elementary and middle school levels. VISUAL ARTS Art 1 1 Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: none This course will provide a solid foundation for students pursuing further interest in art. Students will focus on the elements and principles of art and design building basic skills and techniques. Students will experiment with variety of mediums such as paint, clay, pencil, as well as sculptural materials. [CP: CW] Art 2-1 Unit- Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Art 1 or students who have completed STARTS in Visual Art or teacher recommendation This course builds on foundational skills and knowledge. Students continue work with the basic elements and principles of design. Students will also begin to work with conceptual art problems using the elements and principles of design. Students will apply basic knowledge to more complicated techniques and processes. [CP: CW] Art 3 1 Unit Grades Honors Prerequisite: Art 2 Students will progress with further study of conceptual art, elements and principles, techniques and processes. Students will apply all previous knowledge in the exploration of creative self-expression. [350300HW] Art 4 1 Unit - Grades Honors Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in Art 3 Students in this course will create art works using all previous knowledge and skills. Self-expression, communication, and mastery of techniques and mediums are the focus of the course work. Students will complete a portfolio for college application. Most students in this course are planning to pursue post secondary education in the visual art field. [H: HW] Advanced Placement Art - 2 Units Grades Honors Prerequisite: Art 1, 2 and application to the program (see Page 77) This yearlong course for senior art students is designed to prepare them for post-secondary education in the visual art field. Students in this course will create art works using all previous knowledge and skills. Self-expression, communication, and mastery of techniques and mediums are the focus of the course work. Students will complete a portfolio for college application. Most students in this course are planning to pursue post secondary education in the visual art field. To receive college credit, students must complete an extensive portfolio, essay, and submit this for judgment from a college review board. [AP: AW; Prep: HW] 54

55 THEATER ARTS Drama -- 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory This semester course provides an introduction to the basic elements of acting and script reading and is open to students of all grade levels. The course covers pantomime, improvisation, use of voice, physicality, history of acting, comedy, drama, and memorization. In addition, students will read four scripts, perform in comedic and dramatic scenes, and complete projects relating to the performance of a live production. [CP: CW] Drama 2-1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Drama 1 This course focuses on techniques, aspects and theories of acting through various activities including mime, pantomime, improvisation, use of voice, physicality, history of acting, specific comedy and drama styles and monologues. In addition, students will read two scripts, perform in comedic and dramatic scenes, perform monologues, and complete projects relating to the performance of a live production. [CP: CW] Advanced Drama 1 Unit Grades Honor Prerequisite: Drama 2 and application to the program (see Page 77) Advanced Drama will provide the student with a more complete experience in drama. Students will be exposed to directing and acting experiences in both stage and film providing the students with a wider range of career options. Auditioning for school productions will be required. [H: HW] Technical Theater 1 1 Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory This course will focus on all technical aspects of theater including set, costume and prop construction; set, lighting, costume and sound design; theater history and theory. Students will have both classroom and practical experience with technical aspects of shows including building and painting for the school productions. [CP: CW] Technical Theater 2 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Technical Theater 1 This course will continue to focus on all technical aspects of theater including set, costume and prop construction; set, lighting, costume and sound design. Students will have both classroom and practical experience with technical aspects of shows including building and painting for the school productions. Independent design projects will also be required. [CP: CW] Advanced Technical Theater 1 Unit Grades Honors Prerequisite: Technical Theater 2 and application to the program (see Page 77) This course will continue to focus on all technical aspects of theater including set, costume, and prop construction; set, lighting, costume and sound design. Students will have both classroom and practical experience with technical aspects of shows including building and painting for the school productions. Independent design projects will also be required. [H: HW] DANCE Dance 1 1 Unit Grades 9 12 College Preparatory This is an introductory course-examining dance as art, communication, and cultural expression. The class will focus on basic dance technique in ballet, modern, and jazz, as well as anatomical awareness that is pervasive throughout their lives. Proper body alignment, coordination, rhythm, strength, agility, dance vocabulary, and increased kinesthetic awareness in general are developed. Students will become acquainted with gaining movement skills and finding confidence and enjoyment through movement. No previous dance experience is necessary. [450100CW] 55

56 Dance 2 1 Unit Grades 9 12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Dance 1 or instructor permission (see form on Page 77) Dance 2 will build upon concepts and training developed in Dance 1. Students study intermediate level technique and vocabulary with emphasis on strength, flexibility, agility, and musical phrasing. Classical training will have more focus during this semester. Choreographic skills and the creative process will be developed in this class through exploration and improvisation in various dance forms. [450200CW] Principles of Choreography 1 Unit Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Dance 2 or instructor permission (see form on Page 77) This is an introductory course focusing on dance composition and the creative process. Choreographic skills and aesthetic evaluation will be developed through the study of compositional and improvisational methods. By selecting and designing the elements of time, space, and energy students will choreograph movement with meaning and purpose. Emphasis will be on choreographic forms, processes, and structures. The course will culminate with students choreographing solo and group work to be presented in the semester s dance concert. [450300CW] CHORAL MUSIC Women s Ensemble - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Audition This class is designed for all female freshmen with an emphasis on basic choral skills. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed and mandatory for performance participation. This course is scheduled on opposite days with one of the following courses: PE 1, Computer Applications, Work Based Learning, i-school Content Recovery ($50), or i-school Initial Credit ($75) [3541F0CW] Men s Ensemble - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: Audition This class is designed for all male freshmen with an emphasis on basic choral skills. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed and mandatory for performance participation. This course is scheduled on opposite days with one of the following courses: PE 1, Computer Applications, Work Based Learning, i-school Content Recovery ($50), or i-school Initial Credit ($75) [3541M0CW] Choraliers - 2 Units - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory (Level 1 and 2) Prerequisite: prior choral experience, audition Honors (Level 3 and 4) Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 and teacher recommendation This class is designed as a performance-oriented ensemble which emphasizes the development of individual vocal ability, sight-reading, and overall musicianship. In addition to school hours, this group practices every Monday night from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Membership is determined by auditions held in the spring. Students who enroll in Choraliers are committing to a yearlong course. Students who have completed Level 1 and 2 and meet additional requirements as outlined by the choral director may be eligible for Honors. [1: CW; 2: CW; 3: HD; 4: HD] AP Music Theory- 1 Unit Grade Prerequisite: Demonstrate efficiency (read and write musical notation as well as have acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument) The AP Music Theory course corresponds to one or two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. Musicianship skills including dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the learning process. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are emphasized. [357600AW] 56

57 CLOVER HIGH SCHOOL BANDS The Clover High School Marching Band is an extra-curricular group requiring extensive after school rehearsals in the fall. Students in this ensemble experience a variety of performance opportunities, including football games, parades, and marching band contests. Students in the high school band program are required to be in marching band unless they participate in a school activity/sport that directly conflicts with the marching band schedule. In this case, the student(s) must enroll in Concert Band for 1 st Semester to be able to participate in a 2 nd Semester band class. Information is given to prospective marching band members during the spring. Please contact the band office at CMS, OMS, or CHS with further questions. Students who enroll in band are committing to a yearlong course. Scheduling conflicts that prevent a student from enrolling in a 1 st Semester band class must be pre-approved by the director. Participation in 2 nd Semester Band is required of all high school band members. Honors Level Coursework: Students who have complete level 1 and 2 and meet additional requirements as outlined by the band director may be eligible for Honors. Students interested in applying for honors credit in band should speak with the Band Director. 1 st Semester Band Classes Concert Band - 1 Unit - Grades 9 12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: teacher recommendation Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for the fall non-marching band member. There may be extra performances outside of class. Nonmarching students must provide proof of a direct school conflict with marching band. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] Marching Percussion - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: audition Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for the fall marching percussionist. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed and membership is determined by auditions held in the spring. Performances include football games, competitions, parades, and a winter concert. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] Marching Winds - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: audition Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for the fall marching brass or woodwind student. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed and membership is determined by auditions/recommendations held in the spring. Performances include football games, competitions, parades, and a winter concert. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] Marching Color Guard - ½ Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: audition This class is designed for the fall color guard student. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed and membership is determined by auditions/recommendations held in the spring. Performances include football games, competitions, and parades. [35300GCH] 57

58 2 nd Semester Band Classes Symphonic Band - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: audition Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for students with musical abilities necessary to perform Level 3 and 4 band literature. Students should expect to be assigned to Symphonic Band unless their playing abilities far exceed an average level of musicianship. Membership is determined by auditions held in the spring. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed and members should expect at least two public performances. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] Wind Ensemble - 1 Unit - Grades 9-12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: audition Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for the advanced instrumental student with musical abilities necessary to perform Level 5 and 6 band literature. Membership is determined by auditions held in the spring. Extra rehearsals are scheduled as needed and members should expect at least two public performances. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] Indoor Percussion - 1 Unit - Grades 9 12 College Preparatory, Honors Prerequisite: audition Honors Prerequisite: 2 Units of credit in band, teacher recommendation This class is designed for the indoor marching percussionist. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed and membership is determined by auditions held in the spring. Performances include competitions and a spring concert. Honors level students must meet additional requirements as outlined by the director. [CP: CW; H: HW] PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH Physical Education 1 or ROTC is required for graduation. Physical Education 2, Weight Training, Personal Fitness, and Team Sports are electives and will not meet the one unit requirement for graduation. Physical Education 1-1 Unit Grades 9-12 College Preparatory Prerequisite: none This course concentrates on individual skills and development, as well as, team concepts. Emphasis is placed on competence in each activity. Students may participate in basketball, softball, volleyball, badminton, team handball, and tennis. Physical fitness is an integral part of this course. Students will participate in various fitness activities and fitness tests. Each student will be required to develop a personal fitness plan. Students electing to take PE 1 yearlong must alternate with one of the following classes: Women/Men s Ensemble, Computer Applications, Work Based Learning, i- School Content Recovery ($50), or i-school Initial Credit ($75) [344101CW; A (Girls) Day: 34410ACW; B (Boys) Day: 34410XCW] Physical Education 2 1 Unit - Grades College Preparatory Prerequisite: Physical Education 1 This course is an extension of PE 1 and will concentrate on advanced skill development and team concepts. Students will be introduced to and use various team strategies and concepts. Students will participate in numerous individual, dual and team sports. Physical fitness will be an integral part of the class. Fitness preparation and testing will be included each of the nine weeks. PE 2 is open to all students who have completed PE 1. PE 2 does not meet the graduation requirement. [344220CW] 58

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