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BHS Course Descriptions - Page 1

Table of Contents
Resources for Student Success ............................................................................ 2 Graduation Requirements .................................................................................... 3 Dual Credit Classes ............................................................................................. 4 College Prep Certificate ........................................................................................ 5 BHS 4-Year Academic Plan .................................................................................. 6 A+ Program .......................................................................................................... 7 English/Communication Arts ......................................................................... 8-10 Math ........................................................................................................... 10-11 Science ......................................................................................................... 11-12 Social Studies ............................................................................................... 12-13 Fine Arts Art ...................................................................................................... 13-14 Music/Theatre .................................................................................... 14-15 Physical Education ....................................................................................... 15-16 Practical Arts & Vocational Education Agriculture .......................................................................................... 16-17 Business/Digital Imaging .................................................................... 17-18 Marketing .......................................................................................... 18-19 Family & Consumer Sciences .............................................................. 19-21 Industrial Education/Technical Theatre ................................................... 21 Health Sciences................................................................................... 21-22 OTC Career Center ................................................................................... 22 Foreign Language .............................................................................................. 23 Student Aides, Tutors, and Release Time Library Aides ............................................................................................ 23 Office Aides .............................................................................................. 23 Teacher Aides........................................................................................... 23 A+ Classroom Tutoring ............................................................................. 24 FTA Cadet Teaching ................................................................................. 24 Senior Release Time ............................................................................... 24 Additional Courses ACT Prep .................................................................................................. 24 SBU Dual Enrollment (SBU Campus) ....................................................... 24 AF-ROTC.................................................................................................. 25

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Resources for Student Success
To Parents and Students: The program of studies at the high school level is designed to expand the general educational experience of all students and to prepare students for vocations and/or further education or training after graduation. Your high school program should be planned with your post high school objectives in mind. It is strongly recommended that specific graduation requirements be met before your senior year. We encourage parents to check grade cards during the high school years and know their son’s or daughter’s progress toward graduation. The graduation requirements to receive a diploma from Bolivar High School are currently twenty-seven credits. The total credits should be checked each semester. A credit problem may require a student to take summer school or make up failures during the regular school year, but the reward of graduation with peers would be worth it. Please check the grade cards and the total accumulated credits. The Missouri State High School Activities Association requires students to pass 3.5 credits each semester to be eligible for competitive school activities the following semester. Competitive school activities would include sports, speech and debate, choir, band, cheerleading, winter guard, dance, etc. In order to be eligible for either the A or B Honor Roll, the student must be enrolled in six credit classes. All students are preparing for the future while they are going to school, and each student is an individual with his or her unique abilities and goals. The counselors will be working with all students to help them identify their abilities and to help establish the steps needed to reach their individual goals. We want to make the high school experience a positive one for the students, and we look forward to working with them. Michelle Darby, 11-12 Counselor Jennifer Ferrell, 9-10 Counselor

Where to go for help
Homework/TuToring
Teachers are available from 7:45-8:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:15 p.m. each day except Wednesdays.

CompuTer Lab

3:15-4:15 p.m.--A weekly schedule is announced every Monday morning via daily announcements.

missouri ConneCTions Career pLanning
Computer software/Internet programs to improve to provide college/technical school information and scholarship searches. Location: Computer Lab, Media Center.

Library

Monday-Friday--7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.(or later upon request)

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Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from Bolivar High School, students must meet all of the Bolivar R-1 School District and the Missouri State Board of Education requirements. In addition to earning the required 27 credits and passing specific required classes, graduates must pass both the U.S. and Missouri Constitution tests. Students may waive one graduation credit for each full year of Ozarks Technical Career Center attendance. Specific requirements are as follows:

Credits Required Subject Requirements Bolivar High School Core Curriculum/ College Prep (See page 5 for more details) 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 .5 .5 4
(2 Foreign Language strongly recommended)

Univ. MO

Communication Arts

English I; English II; and Ess. of English, American Lit., or British Lit.

4 3 3 3 1 1 1 .5 .5 10 0

4 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Foreign Language and 1 additional core elective

Mathematics Science Social Studies
Am. History, Am. Government

Algebra I and higher (at least one lab class)

Algebra I and higher

Fine Arts Physical Education Practical Arts Health Personal Finance General Electives Foreign Language and/or Additional Core Electives

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Graduation
Seniors must have completed ALL graduation requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony and related activities. All course grades must be recorded in the counselor’s office prior to the graduation ceremony. If a student would like to be considered for early graduation, they must have a contract and approved career plan on file with the counseling office no later than 30 days after the first day of the semester in which they wish to graduate.

Classification by credits
Students must have earned the following credits for grade-level classifications by the beginning of each school year. Students are only reclassified at the beginning of each school year. Activities that require a student to be a junior or senior will not be open to students not classified as such.

Sophomore-6 credits

Junior-11 credits

Senior-19 credits

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Dual Credit Classes
DUAL CREDIT
The dual-credit programs offered by Southwest Baptist University and Missouri State University provide an opportunity for 11th and 12th grade high school students (and sophomores under special circumstances) in college-bound classes to enroll in specific, freshmen-level, collegiate courses for credit taught by approved Master teachers.

WEIGHTED CLASSES:
Dual-credit courses in core curriculum areas (English, Math, Social Studies, Science) will be weighted on the grade-point scale in the following manner: A=5.0 points B=4.0 points C=3.0 points D=2.0 points F= 0.0 points Weighted class points will be included in the determination of class rank.

DUAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS:
Students registering for Dual Credit must be enrolled through the SBU or MSU dual credit office and meet the following requirements: 1. 2. SBU—Have an ACT subtest score of 18 in the subject area of Math and/or English. MSU—Have a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT (recommended). A) Submit completed application and required fee to Mrs. Darby’s office at the beginning of the semester for classes on BHS campus. B) Submit completed application and required fee to SBU if taking a course on SBU campus. 3. Purchase course book, if required. The following courses can be taken for dual credit for the 2011-2012 school year on the BHS campus. (The number after each course represents the number of college credit hours available from the colleges listed if taken for dual credit at BHS): SBU College Composition (6) Fundamentals of Speech (3) College Algebra (3) Pre-Calculus (3) Applied Calculus (3) Sociology (3) Dual Credit Biology (4) MSU Chemistry I (5) Chemistry II (4) Physics (4) MSU Horticulture (1) Computer Applications II (2) Personal Finance (3)

ARTICULATED COURSES:
The following courses are articulated with OTC. Students can receive credit for the corresponding OTC course if they complete an OTC student enrollment form, maintain an overall 2.0 GPA and 3.0 or higher GPA for the course: Desktop Publishing Marketing Education Business Technology Computer Applications I & II Child Dev/Adv. Child Development Health Occupations II Culinary Arts I & II Personal Finance BUS 255 Desktop Publishing BUS 130 Principles of Marketing BUS 101 Microcomputer Keyboarding CIS 101 Microcomputer Applications ECD 101 Intro to Early Childhood HIT 191 Medical Terminology HSM 101, 102 Intro Hospitality Safety & Sanitation BUS 115 Personal Finance

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College Prep Certificate
College Preparatory Certificate Bolivar High School recognizes eligible graduates a “College Preparatory Certificate” to accompany their high school diploma. This is a volunteer, incentive program, designed to encourage students to exceed the minimum high school graduation requirements. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria: 1. ACT score (Must be above national average—approximately 21) 2. Grade point average of 3.0 in core classes (Core classes include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.) 3. Cumulative attendance rate (all 4 years) of 95% or higher 4. Complete the following core curriculum:

Subject

Communication Arts Mathematics (Alg 1 and higher) Science Social Studies Fine Arts Practical Arts Physical Education For. Language/Additional core Personal Finance Health Electives

Required Credits
4 4 3 3 1 1 1 3 0.5 0.5 4

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BHS 4-Year Academic Plan
Name ______________________________________________________ Date of birth ________________________ Mailing Address ____________________________________________ Phone ______________________________ City _______________________________________ State _______________________ Zip ____________________ Parent Signature__________________________________________________________ Freshman Year Pass 1. English I or Adv. English I _______________  2. App. Alg I, Algebra I, or Formal Geometry _  3. Intro Biology or Biology __________________  4. Intro Geography/Computer App I ________  5. PE _____________________________________  6.Elective (Fine Art) ________________________  7.Elective (Practical Art) ___________________  8.Elective _________________________________  Alt. _______________________________________  Alt. _______________________________________  Junior Year Pass 1. English: Am/Brit Lit or Ess English ______ 2. Math (Elective) __________________________ 3. Science (Elective)________________________ 4.American History _______________________ 5. Personal Finance/Elective _______________ 6. _________________________________________ 7. _________________________________________ 8. _________________________________________ Alt. _______________________________________ Alt. _______________________________________ Sophomore Year Pass 1. English II or Adv. English II _______________  2. App. Alg. II, Geometry, or Algebra II _______  3. Intro Physical Science or Physical Science _  4. World History ____________________________  5. Basic Speech/Health _____________________  6. __________________________________________  7. __________________________________________  8. __________________________________________  Alt. ________________________________________  Alt. ________________________________________  Senior Year Pass 1. English (Elective)_________________________  2. American Government/Elective ___________  3. Math (4-year College Prep students)_______  4. _________________________________________  5. _________________________________________  6. __________________________________________  7. __________________________________________  8. __________________________________________  Alt. ________________________________________  Alt. ________________________________________ 

Graduation Requirements:

4 Units Communicative Skills.......................................................................     3 Units of Social Studies including Am. History & Am. Govt. .........................    3 Units Science ..................................................................................................    3 Units Math .......................................................................................................   1 Unit Fine Arts ........................................................................................................... 1 Unit Practical Arts .................................................................................................... 1 Unit PE ..................................................................................................................... 1/2 Unit Health ............................................................................................................ 1/2 Unit Personal Finance ...........................................................................................  10 Electives .......................................................................           27 TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED ................................................................................. 

Career Path
 Arts & Communications  Business  Health Services  Human Services  Industrial & Engineering
Technology

 Natural Resources

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A+ Program
Bolivar High School is an A+ designated high school by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The A+ Schools grant provided the opportunity and funding for Bolivar to make basic changes designed to guide students in a rigorous program of academic and technical education that will prepare them for the workplace, post-secondary vocational/technical training or college. The education of all students is important, regardless of their plans following high school. Some Bolivar High School graduates will choose to attend a four-year college or university; others may go directly into the workforce or the military; and still others may seek additional training at a post-secondary vocational school or community college. The A+ Schools Program is designed to ensure that no matter which option is chosen, all high school students will be provided selections of courses, career counseling, and technology and/or workplace skill development opportunities which are appropriate to their career goals. The three major goals of the A+ Program are that: • All students will graduate from high school: All students will complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and for which there are identified learning expectations; and • All students will proceed from high school graduation to a college or post-secondary vocational or technical school or high wage job with workplace skill development opportunities.

Students who graduate from a designated A+ high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri if the students successfully meet the following requirements: * Enter into a written agreement with the high school prior to graduation * Attend a designated school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation

* Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 points or higher on a 4-point scale * Have an overall attendance rate of at least 95% for grades 9-12 * Perform 50 hours of district-supervised, unpaid tutoring or mentoring * Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of drugs and alcohol

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English/Communication Arts
engLisH i
Grade Level: 9 Credit: 1

basiC speeCH

Grade Level: 10-12

Credit: 1/2

English I is required for freshmen. The course emphasizes the study of literature, vocabulary, grammatical structure, composition, and basic research techniques. This class is a prerequisite for English II or Advanced English II.

advanCed engLisH i

Grade Level: 9 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Scored in the “Advanced” category on 8th grade Acuity Predictive Assessment Form C or scored in “Proficient” category and received an A- or higher in 8th grade Comm. Arts
This course will offer the same basic class work as English I but will be more reading- and writing-intensive. Students will also have the opportunity to do in-depth research for literary-based projects. This class is a prerequisite for English II or Advanced English II.

This is a public speaking course. The introductory class will include units on process, persuasive and informative speaking, small-group communication, and stage fright. The student should expect to speak aloud in front of his/her class members and to work with others in small-group situations. (This course is required for sophomores beginning with the Class of 2013.)

essenTiaLs

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: English I and II
Essentials of English will build on the grammar, composition, literature, vocabulary, and research skills developed in English I and II. Students will improve writing skills through informal and formal writing assignments, including at least one major research-based essay. Students will strengthen their literary skills through continued study and analysis of literature. Note taking skills designed to help students prepare for college and military classes will be emphasized. This class is designed for students who do not intend to enroll in American or British Literature (which are prerequisites for College Composition).

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engLisH

engLisH ii

Grade Level: 10

Credit: 1

English II will build on skills taught in English I. Students will expand their knowledge of literary techniques in both fiction and nonfiction, while further developing their analytical skills in response to literature of greater depth and difficulty than previously encountered. Writing skills will be addressed with a focus on varying sentence structure, editing techniques, and effective paragraphing. Students will write multiple constructed responses as well as at least one major research-based essay.

ameriCan LiTeraTure

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: English I and II
This course, designed for college-bound students, involves in-depth analysis of American literature in a variety of genres. Thematic and chronological units stress the connection between literature and American history. The course emphasizes the literary foundations needed for college and involves regular writing assignments, including research-based essays.

advanCed engLisH ii

Grade Level: 10 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Scored in the “Advanced” category on Eng I EOC exam or scored “Proficient” on Eng I EOC exam and received an A- or higher in Eng I or Adv Eng I
If a student enjoys English and prefers to work in a college-bound atmosphere, Advanced English II is recommended. The course will offer the same basic class work as English II with more emphasis on literaturebased essays, research, and advanced-level reading assignments. The class is designed to prepare students for the other college-bound classes offered in the BHS English Department.

briTisH LiTeraTure

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: English I and II
This course, designed for college-bound students, involves in-depth analysis of British and world literature in a variety of genres. Thematic and chronological units stress the connection between literature and history. The course emphasizes the literary foundations needed for college and involves regular writing assignments, including research-based essays.

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Communication Arts/Math
appLied CommuniCaTions
Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: English I and II and one of the following: Am. Lit, Brit. Lit, or Essentials of English
Applied Communications will focus on the practical applications of communicative skills learned in previous English courses. Numerous writing assignments will simulate “real world” situations to develop students’ abilities to adapt and tailor their communications for different purposes. Students will conduct and engage in a variety of presentations to enhance speaking and listening skills. Students will also read at least one major novel. Units of study will include group dynamics, technology-assisted research, decision making, active listening, job search, and note-taking strategies.

modern nonfiCTion

Grade Level: 11-12

Credit: 1/2

Journey through Europe, Asia, and the United States, learning about the different cultures and time periods while reading true accounts of life experiences. Studies will include discussion and written analysis of several nonfiction texts such as memoirs, essays, biographies, and literary nonfiction. Students will also create autobiographical sketches.

myTHoLogy

Grade Level: 11-12

Credit: 1/2

CoLLege ComposiTion (weigHTed CLass)

(sbu duaL CrediT: eng 1113 and eng 2213) Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: English I, English II, and a minimum of a B in American or British Literature; ACT score of 18 on English subtest (for SBU enrollment)
This writing-intensive course is designed strictly for college-bound students. During the first semester, students will engage in expository writing based on a study of nonfiction essays and other texts; the use of rhetorical strategies is emphasized. Students have the option of registering for dual credit (SBU Comp I). During the second semester, students will engage in expository writing based on a study of imaginative literature; the development of writing and research skills is emphasized. Again, students have the option of registering for dual credit (SBU Comp II). Students enrolling in College Composition are expected to complete both semesters.

This course introduces mythologies from ancient to current cultures. Students will read, analyze, and compare myths while developing an understanding of how mythology reflects, records, and influences human nature across cultures and time. Units will stress the types, purposes, and common elements of myths and involve a variety of writing assignments.

news & feaTure wriTing grade LeveL: 10-12
Prerequisite: No i aNd eNglish ii.

CrediT: 1
B
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grade lower thaN a

eNglish

This course will concentrate on writing styles for publications, including newspapers and magazines. The first few weeks of the course will involve a review of basic and advanced sentence structures and mechanics in general, followed by the study and application of writing skills and practices common to the publishing industry. An online newsletter featuring student work is a possibility during the second semester, depending on student mastery of developing stories suitable for publication.

fundamenTaLs

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(sbu duaL CrediT: Com 1103) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: ACT score composite of 19 with an 18 on English subtest
This course is taught in conjunction with the basic speech course taught at Southwest Baptist University and is reserved for those participating in the dual credit process. Students will be required to attain their textbook from SBU. Major oral assignments include, but are not limited to, the introduction of speech, first speech to persuade, informative speech, final persuasive speech, small-group assignments, panel-presentation assignment, and impromptu speeches.

speeCH CommuniCaTion

debaTe

Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Must have a 2.0 GPA previous semester
This class is designed for students interested in argumentation and debate. Students will learn the various styles of debate and will be expected to debate both in class and at a minimum of five tournaments on weekends throughout the year. Students will also be required to help host a forensics tournament at the beginning of the second semester. This class is credited as an elective credit.

CompeTiTive drama Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Must have a 2.0 GPA previous semester
This class is designed for students interested in oral interpretation or individual events that are performed at

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Communication Arts/Math
forensics competitions. Students will learn the various genres of interpretation and will be expected to perform both in class and at a minimum of five tournaments on weekends throughout the year. Students will also be required to help host a forensics tournament at the beginning of the second semester. This class is credited as an elective credit. Course Exam” tested course.

appLied geomeTry

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Applied Algebra I and Applied Algebra II or Algebra I
Applied Geometry will use manipulatives to enhance the understanding of geometric concepts and terminology. Working groups will allow students to analyze applications of geometry in their lives and in the work place. Concepts will be taught using laboratory activities including the use of tools such as the graphing calculator and computers. This is an “End-of-Course Exam” tested course.

Math

appLied aLgebra i

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1

This course is especially designed to help students develop and improve their understanding of mathematical reasoning. Algebraic and geometric topics are introduced and developed. Topics included are integers, solving linear equations, basic probability, functions, graphs, statistics, powers, and roots.

formaL geomeTry

appLied aLgebra ii

Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: Algebra I

Credit: 1

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Applied Algebra I
This course builds on the topics of Applied Algebra I. Topics included are polynomials, factoring, quadratics, exponential functions, inequalities, systems of equations, radical expressions, rational expressions and rational equations. Students who complete both Applied Algebra I and Applied Algebra II will have completed the Algebra I curriculum. This is an “End-of-Course Exam” tested course.

For Calculus-bound students, this course includes the basic structure and proficiency in developing formal proofs. Algebraic skills are reviewed and applied to problem solving in geometry for college bound students. Provides preparation for ACT. It is recommended for math students that maintained a B+ average or better in Algebra I as an 8th grader. This is an “End-of-Course Exam” tested course.

maTH expLoraTions i
Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite:

Credit: 1

aLgebra i

Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation or a Bor above in Accelerated 8th grade math, 8th grade Pre-Algebra, or Applied Algebra I.
This course is the foundation of all higher mathematics courses. It teaches skills needed for solving linear equations, inequalities and quadratic equations. It develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This is an “End-of-Course Exam” tested course.

This course is designed to meet the needs of students having difficulty with math. This course will connect arithmetic with algebra and will include basics with integers, equations and graphs. It will cover working with perimeter, area, volume, ratios, percent, and measurement in a context relevant to the real world.

Math Explorations II Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite:

Credit: 1

geomeTry

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: C+ or better in Algebra I or Applied Algebra II
This course stresses the application of geometric formulas, theorems, and postulates. Algebraic skills are reviewed and applied to problem solving in geometry. Provides preparation for the ACT. This is an “End-of-

This is a course designed to present a logical development as an introductory course to algebra that emphasizes basic concepts and skills and fundamental operations. Increased emphasis is placed on such topics as the use of integers, equations, inequalities, graphing, and applications to problem solving.

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Math/Science
aLgebra ii Grade Level: 9-12
Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
Algebra II provides a review of Algebra I skills. Emphasis is placed on solution of equations and applications using more advanced techniques. A freshman or sophomore may take Algebra II only if concurrently enrolled in or have had Geometry. Recommended for above average math students. This is an “End-of-Course Exam” tested course.

Science
Grade Level: 9

inTroduCTory bioLogy i

Credit: 1

This course emphasizes the overall study of living things, including their structure and function. Freshmen must either take Introductory Biology I or Biology I. Either course will satisfy the high school Biology requirement.

bioLogy i

pre-CaLCuLus

(duaL sbu/weigHTed CLass) Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 (3 hours college credit) Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry, ACT score of 18 on math subtest if taking for dual credit.
This course begins with a review of Algebra II. Algebra skills are used in coordinate geometry proofs and in equation solving. Functions and graphing are stressed. Circle and triangle trigonometry and basic properties of vectors are included. Recommended for above average math students.

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1

This course will offer the same concepts as Introductory Biology I, but will move at a faster pace and will emphasize the details of the concepts presented. This course is recommended for the college-bound student. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for the upper-level biology courses. Freshmen must either take Introductory Biology I or Biology I. Either course will satisfy the high school Biology requirement.

inTroduCTory pHysiCaL sCienCe

CoLLege aLgebra

CLass) Credit: 1/2 (3 hours college credit) Prerequisite: Algebra II and have had or concurrently taking entire year of Pre-Calculus & ACT score of 18 on math subtest. Purchased textbook is required.

Grade Level: 11-12

(duaL sbu/weigHTed

Grade Level: 10 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Completion of any Biology course. Completion or concurrent enrollment in any Algebra course.
This course will introduce students to the study of matter and energy. The course will provide approximately one semester of introductory chemistry and one semester of introductory physics. Basic math skills are incorporated into this class. Sophomores must take either Introductory Physical Science or Physical Science. Either course will satisfy the high school Physical Science requirement.

This course is offered through Southwest Baptist University. The course studies the real number system and algebra developed using terminology of a set, complex numbers, exponents, radicals, inequalities, sequences, series, and introduction of theory equations.

pHysiCaL sCienCe

appLied CaLCuLus

(duaL sbu/weigHTed CLass) Credit: 1 (3 hours college credit) Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus & ACT score of 18 on math subtest Grade Level: 11-12
This course covers the material that would be equivalent to one semester of college business calculus. This course is for a student planning to major in business, math or science. This is a dual enrollment course with SBU. College credit will be granted after completion of the second semester.

Grade Level: 10 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Completion of any Biology course. Completion or concurrent enrollment in any Algebra course.
This course will offer the same basic concepts as Introductory Physical Science but will move at a faster pace and incorporate basic math in addition to some basic algebra. The course will provide approximately one semester of introductory chemistry and one semester of introductory physics. This course is recommended for the college-bound student. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for upper level chemistry and physics. Sophomores must take either Introductory Physical Science or Physical Science. Either course will satisfy the high school Physical Science requirement.

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Science/Social Studies
duaL CrediT bioLogy
Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Intro. to Biology or Biology I and Physical Science. Must have A or B average in previous science classes or teacher permission.
This course will undergo the investigation of biological concepts ranging from cell-theory, genetics and heredity, the principles of evolutionary theory, a survey of the kingdoms of life, ecology, and an overview of human biology. Examination of life ranging from the most basic form, the cell, to complex multicellular organisms and the biological processes that govern them will be conducted. Labs will include fetal pig dissection, fast food analysis, and dissections of organisms in various phyla. Chemistry I students.

anaTomy

Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Biology II

Credit: 1

This class is the study of human structure and function. Knowledge of structure and relationship between systems and organs within a system is gained by detailed dissection of the cat and other specimens. Anatomy is designed for the college-bound student planning a career in medicine and related fields. Chemistry is helpful but not required. Possible lab fee required.

pHysiCs (duaL msu Course/weigHTed CLass)
Grade Level: 11-12

environmenTaL appLiCaTions
Grade Level: 11-12

Credit: 1

Credit: 1 (4 college hours credit) Prerequisite: Algebra I, with concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus or Algebra II recommended.
This course covers the study of physical behavior of matter. It includes measurement, linear/circular motion, velocity, acceleration, energy, gravity, momentum, wave phenomena, sound, light refraction and interference, and atomic and nuclear physics. Many topics are investigated in the laboratory. Physics is designed for students planning a career in an advanced physical science discipline, such as engineering, architecture, etc. This course is recommended for above average students of physical science and mathematics.

An eclectic view of all science courses to clarify major points of grade level expectations. Earth Science is strongly emphasized.

CHemisTry i

(duaL msu/weigHTed CLass) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 (5 hours college credit) Prerequisite: Algebra I Sophomores wanting to take Chemistry I must receive recommendation from most current previous Science teacher and receive “Proficient” or “Advanced” on Bio I EOC exam and receive a B or higher in Biology.
A college preparatory course, Chemistry covers properties of matter, energy, atomic theory and structure, equations and mass relationships, solutions, ionization, and acid-base chemistry. Various topics are investigated in the laboratory. It is designed for the college-bound student planning a career in science, engineering, health related professions, agriculture, home economics, and physical education.

See additional AF-ROTC Science courses on page 25.

Social Studies
inTroduCTion
Grade Level: 9
To geograpHy

Credit: 1/2

CHemisTry ii (duaL msu/weigHTed CLass) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 (4 hours college credit) Prerequisite: Chemistry I

This course is an extension of Chemistry I and is intended to further prepare the student for college chemistry. Topics include gas laws, ionization, acid-base reactions, oxidation and reduction, solubility, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and organic chemistry. It is designed to provide enrichment and laboratory experience for top ics covered in Chemistry I and to investigate new topics at an advanced level. Recommended for above average

This is a required course for freshmen to be taken along with Missouri History. The class is a general survey that emphasizes regional and world geography with attention to location and the influence of physical features of the region on the lives of the people. Students use and develop basic social science skills including map use, identification, and interpretation.

worLd HisTory

Grade Level: 10

Credit: 1

This is a required course for juniors. This course is a general survey of civilization from its beginning up to World War I. Groups of people are traced from early origin to present culture with emphasis on development of

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Fine Arts
political, social, economic and religious institutions.

ameriCan HisTory

Grade Level: 11 Required for Graduation

Credit: 1

printmaking, graphic design, ceramics, and crafts. You will learn about art history, famous artists, media, tools, techniques, and processes. An out-of-class drawing will be assigned every other week. Some basic art supplies will be needed. A small fee may be charged for some “take home” projects.

This is a required course for graduation and will be taken by sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have not passed it previously. The class will begin with American Expansion and flow chronologically to the present. Students will review various primary and secondary sources from different perspectives to gain knowledge and to formulate connections to the past.

drawing

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Minimum of B- both semesters of Art I & a serious interest in art
If you are seriously interested in art and want to improve your drawing skill, this class is for you. It is designed with the belief that good drawing skill is basic to achieving success with the other art forms and that experience and practice with a variety of media is essential to improving your basic artistic skill. Instruction will be given on basic drawing keys and the techniques and tools involved with producing quality drawings in each of the following drawing media: graphite pencil, pastel, charcoal, conte crayon, ink, colored pencil and mixed media. Emphasis will be placed on drawing the human figure and representational drawing. Students will be expected to fully develop their work with a very finished quality gearing it toward exhibition or to put in their portfolio. Out of class drawings will be assigned every two weeks. Students will need to purchase basic drawing supplies.

soCioLogy

(duaL sbu/weigHTed CLass) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Must have passed or be concurrently enrolled in World History .
This is the study of man as he relates to and lives in groups and focuses on the roles and relationships of people in society. Topics include social interaction, social organization, social institutions and social problems.

ameriCan governmenT

Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1/2 Required for Graduation. Grade 11 may take this course if concurrently enrolled in World History.
This course is required for juniors or seniors who have not previously passed it. It will build on the basic information of our government learned at the middle school level. Students will study the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. The U.S. Court system will also be covered in depth. This course includes a role-playing simulation application of the Bill of Rights and Due Process in a court room setting. This course also includes a U.S. and Missouri Constitution test that must be passed for graduation to meet the requirements of Missouri law.

advanCed drawing

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Art I & Drawing (minimum of B- in both)
This class is for students who want to increase their drawing skill and build on the techniques learned in drawing. Instruction will be focused on creating very finished and professional art works in major drawing medium: graphite pencil, ink, pastel, colored pencils, and mixed media. Students will be encouraged to be creative and original in their pieces and work toward completing them for exhibit and their portfolio. Drawing pencils, blender, erasers, and a sketchbook will be needed. Preliminary drawings will be assigned for each major art work and these will be assigned as out-of-class sketchbook drawings.

Art
arT i
Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1
This is a basic art class that will help you to develop your artistic skill and build a working knowledge of the visual arts. This class will provide you with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the art elements and principles through study and application. You will study and create art works in each of the major art forms: drawing, painting, sculpture,

painTing

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Minimum of B- in Art I & Drawing or teacher permission
If you are seriously interested in art and desire to learn

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more about painting, this would be a good class for you. Several painting media will be used: tempera, water color, pastel, and acrylic. Artists, their styles, and time periods will be studied and discussed as they relate to class work. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ongoing ideas and related materials. Good drawing skill is recommended. Students will need to purchase 2 canvases. jewelry making. You will be charged a $20 fee to help cover the cost of these ceramic projects. The fee must be paid prior to signing up for the class.

advanCed arT probLems

advanCed painTing

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Two full years of art including minimum B- in Art I, Drawing, and Painting.
This is an upper level art studio class designed to help you prepare an art portfolio to enter college and to develop your potential as an artist. You need to have a very serious interest in art as a career or lifelong hobby, be self-motivated and directed, and have good artistic ability. All art produced will need to be done on a high level of achievement, creativity, originality, and with responsibility and skill. Artwork should be planned and created to go in your portfolio and for contest or exhibit. You will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ongoing work and ideas. A monthly out-of-class drawing will be assigned. Your final will be to present a portfolio of your work which meets specific criteria and an exit interview. You will have expenses for your projects, should have basic art supplies, and students will have to pay for matting for work to go in your portfolio and to be shown.

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Art I, Drawing, and Painting (minimum of B- required in Painting.)
This course is for the student who has taken painting and wants to continue to improve their painting technique. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the mediums of acrylic, water color, and pastel. Students will be expected to create larger advanced paintings worthy of competing in art shows and being placed in their portfolios. Students will need to purchase two stretched canvases 16”X20” or larger.

CeramiCs & CrafTs

Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: Art I

Credit: 1/2

This class will introduce you to a variety of art crafts that have been a part of our rich cultural heritage. You will become familiar with the processes, tools, history and the cultural significance of each craft studied. Most class time will be involved in actual hands-on production of these crafts and you will learn to design and create your own art pieces. This will help you develop a greater appreciation of the skill and work of this group of artists and the time involved. Areas of study will include two-thirds of the semester in ceramics with the remaining time divided between crafts such as weaving, printmaking, leather tooling, fabric dye processes such as batik, tie dye, simple jewelry, and other crafts as time permits. You will be charged a $20 fee to help cover the cost of these ceramic projects. The fee must be paid prior to signing up for the class.

Music/Theatre
band
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Director approval, 3 years of preparatory band or individual audition, and fulfillment of all performance obligations from the previous year, unless excused due to another school obligation. Students must maintain a C+ average in Band to stay in Band from semester to semester.
This course is a study of advanced instrumental music and the techniques necessary to play a variety of literature. This course will include marching band and concert band. Additional performance opportunities offered as an extension outside of the course will include district bands and contests. This class is a performance-oriented class that requires attendance at events outside of class time. A percentage of students’ grades are based on attendance/participation in these activities. Students will need to purchase basic supplies according to the instrument they play.

Credit: 1

advanCed CeramiCs & CrafTs

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: B- or higher in Ceramics
The focus of this class is to go more in depth with the processes and production of pottery and crafts. The first three-fourths of the class will be spent creating larger pieces of hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery. Emphasis will be placed upon a combination of both creativity and craftsmanship. The last quarter of the class will be involved with hands-on production of more intricate crafts. Emphasis will be placed on leather tooling and

Jazz band i & ii

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: Current enrollment in high school band, audition, and instructor approval. Stu-

Credit: 1

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dents must maintain a C+ average in band to stay in Jazz Band from semester to semester.
Jazz Band is open to all high school band students on the following instruments: sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone, percussion, bass guitar, electric guitar and piano. Previous instrumental training is necessary. If too many students enroll in Jazz Band per section, we will hold an audition. and Blues, Rock and Roll, Pop, Motown, Heavy Metal, Rap, and many more musical styles. Students will learn about the music, performers, and impact that these musical genres had on society. Students will complete a variety of assignments including listening lessons, research papers and projects, and biographical sketches of various groups and performers.

CHorus i

musiC expLoraTions
Grade Level: 9-12

Grade Level: 9 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Audition is required before permission to enroll is granted. A music activity fee is required.
Designed for freshmen only, this course is a prerequisite for admission into Girls Choir and Concert Choir. This is a study of vocal techniques, music theory, and music history through performance of choral work representative of each period in choral literature.

Credit: 1/2

This class covers a wide variety of topics related to music and its role and importance in society. Students will learn from a textbook, which explores the music of our society as well as other cultures around the world. Other units and topics will include: Instruments, Famous Composers, and Music Fundamentals.

girLs CHoir

ConCerT CHoir

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Chorus or instructor permission
Students in this class will rehearse and perform a wide variety of choral literature representing many styles and time periods. Students will be required to attend three concerts during the school year and will have the opportunity to participate in District and State Music Festivals. This class requires a $25 Activity Fee to be paid at the beginning of the semester.

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Chorus or special permission & audition. A $25 music activity fee is required.
This is a study of vocal techniques, music theory, and music history through performance of choral work representative of each period in choral literature. Members are selected by individual audition, and attendance at various performances is required.

THeaTre arTs

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1

CHorus Line/CHamber CHoir

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Concert Choir enrollment. A $25 music activity fee is required.
Audition only. This class is designed for a select audition group of singers who wish to perform in both a show choir and Chamber Choir ensemble. The fall semester will be dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of pop, jazz, ballad, and alternative music. Several performances will take place during the semester. The spring semester will be dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of chamber music from a wide variety of musical and historical periods. Participation in District and State Festivals will be required.

This class will focus on the historical and technical aspects of the theatre throughout the first semester. The second semester will focus on various aspects of literature performance and acting. Students in this class are encouraged to audition for school plays and participate with the forensics team, but are not required.

Physical Education
pHysiCaL eduCaTion
Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1
This course is designed to help the student learn about total health — physical, mental, and social well-being. Students will be introduced to concepts and skills related to a variety of fitness and sports activities. This is a required course for graduation. Enrollment for grades 10-12 requires teacher approval.

20th Century Music Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2

This class is focused on the emergence of new musical styles which evolved during the 20th century. Specific focus will be the birth of Jazz, Blues, Swing, Rhythm

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PE/Practical Arts
LifeTime aCTiviTies
Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Above average completion of Physical Education or its equivalent.
This course is designed to acquaint students with sports activities they can participate in now and for the remainder of their lives. Students will participate in aquatics, outdoor pursuits, individual, dual and team sports and lifetime health-related fitness activities. Students will take a number of field trips where a minimal charge will be required. Grades in this course will be based on participation in activities and written exams. This course may not be repeated.

Agriculture

(Agriculture classes are open to all students, male or female, whether living in town or on a farm. Student interest in agriculture and FFA are strongly recommended for enrollment in all Agriculture classes.)

agriCuLTure sCienCe i (Vocational Agriculture I)
Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1
This is the introductory course to Agriculture Education in which freshmen and first year students usually enroll. Emphasis is placed upon the study of basic animal production including nutrition, animal breeding, selection of animals, and prevention and treatment of diseases. Other areas include basic leadership and FFA, agri-careers, record keeping, supervised agriculture experience and ag mechanics. Record book and SAE are part of the curriculum.

advanCed weigHT Training & aTHLeTiC CondiTioning

(Co-ed)

Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Teacher approval required for grade 9, teacher approval and PE credit required for grades 10-12.
Students competing in a school sponsored sport will be given priority over other students. The substance of this course will be weight training, speed training, endurance training, plyometrics, change of direction agilities, and foot quickness training. This class is designed to help a student improve as an athlete, not as a weight lifter. Lifting technique will be emphasized over amount of weight lifted. The outcome of this progressive and continuous program should result in an increase in muscular strength and endurance. Students are expected to wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts, and tennis shoes for class each day. Students will be graded on dressing out and participating in class.

agriCuLTure sCienCe ii

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I
This course is a study of the growth habits, soils, requirements and identification of field crops as well as weeds native to Missouri. Additional instruction in agriculture mechanics and shop agriculture careers, leadership and supervised occupational experience is given. Record book and SAE are part of the curriculum.

HorTiCuLTure (Nursery Operations & Management)
Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II or
instructor permission. This is an advanced course for juniors and seniors, designed for students to gain knowledge of the principles of the production, marketing, utilization, maintenance, and culture of landscaping, floriculture and bedding plants. This course is also designed for as many handson experiences as possible. Record book and SAE are part of the curriculum. (Dual MSU Course)

personaL fiTness/weigHTs (Co-ed)

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Students must have completed 9th grade physical education. Students may NOT be concurrently enrolled in Weight Training/Advanced Weight Training and Personal Fitness.
This course is designed for the student who would like to work on toning his/her body through different types of aerobic and low-muscle-impact activities. Students will take part in aerobics, Tae-Bo, and some supplemental light weightlifting. The class’ emphasis is to improve personal body fitness and introduce students to activities that will help them while in high school and encourage them to continue a healthy lifestyle after graduation. Students are expected to wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts and tennis shoes for class each day. Students will be graded on dressing out and participating in class.

agri-managemenT

and

eConomiCs

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II or
instructor permission. (Offered even years.) This is an advanced course for juniors and seniors. The basic principles necessary for managing a farm or agricultural business are studied. Units include renting a farm, purchasing a farm, keep-

(Dual MSU Course)

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ing and analyzing records, governmental programs, marketing systems, basic credit, insurance, taxes and agricultural law. Record book and SAE are part of the curriculum. ment including hunting, fishing, shooting sports, and animal biology.

agriCuLTure oCCupaTionaL experienCe (aoe)

agriCuLTuraL power

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II
(Offered odd years) This course involves the repair, adjustment, and overhaul of small gas engines as well as the basic principles of tractor engines. Basic electrical theory and the selection and repair of electric motors are included. Record book and SAE are part of the curriculum.

Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 or 2 Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission is required. Students must have 90% attendance and a 2.0 GPA the previous semester. Must maintain 90% attendance and 2.0 GPA during working semester and must have completed Agricultural Science I and Agricultural Science II.
This course is for seniors interested in agri-business type occupations. On-the-job training, human relations, record keeping, etc. are included. Students will be released from the high school campus for placement in an agribusiness type job in the Bolivar area. Student must be enrolled in a vocational agriculture class related to their agribusiness interest. Students must have satisfactory attendance for ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade years. Students are required to obtain their own approved work experience before fall classes begin.

agriCuLTure ConsTruCTion

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II
This course is for advanced agricultural shop students. It includes advanced welding, woodworking, and building design. Included will be the development of welding skills, concrete and masonry, use of a transit and elevation rod, and building construction. Actual shop work will include both metal and wood. Class activities will include both the classroom and the shop. Record book and SAEP are part of the curriculum.

Business

CompuTer appLiCaTions i

agriCuLTuraL issues/LeadersHip

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II
This is an advanced course for juniors and seniors. Current topics as they relate to agriculture will be discussed. Topics include, but are not limited to, advancements in agricultural science/technology and legislation as it relates to agriculture and government programs which affect agriculture. Topics may change from year to year depending on what is appropriate. Also included in the course are activities designed to develop leadership skills. This class is for all students who want to be actively involved in the development of activities for the FFA Chapter. This class is open to all Ag students and it is recommended that FFA officers and students wanting to take a leadership role in the chapter take this class. Record book and SAEP are part of the curriculum.

Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Students must be able to type. This course is a prerequisite for all computer classes.
Students will develop skills in various software programs including Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and Photo Story. In addition, email etiquette, document formatting, photo manipulation, ten key, computer basics, and file management will be included.

CompuTer app ii

(oTC arTiCuLaTed Course, duaL msu Course) Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Above average success in Computer Applications I. If taking for dual credit with MSU, a minimum ACT score of 21 is required. Sophomores must have a C or better in Computer Applications I and teacher approval. This is a required course at OTC and MSU.
Students will develop skills in various software programs including Excel, Access, and Powerpoint. Units on spreadsheets, database, and presentations will be included. Advanced computer concepts are also covered in this course.

wiLdLife managemenT

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II
This is an advanced course for junior and senior students. It is designed for advanced study in wildlife manage-

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deskTop pubLisHing
(arTiCuLaTed Course wiTH oTC) Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Above average success in Computer Applications I.
This course is designed to teach students basic desktop publishing skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will be designing magnets, calendars, magazine covers, flyers, children’s stories, ornaments and other projects.

quired. Students must have 90% attendance and a 2.0 GPA the previous semester. Must maintain 90% attendance and 2.0 GPA during working semester.
Students must be enrolled in another business course to be eligible for work release. This work release program is designed to give students an opportunity to work in a business related environment while earning school credit. Students may be released from school for 1 or 2 blocks and earn 1 or 2 credits.

web design

personaL finanCe

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Above average success in Computer App I
This course is designed to teach students basic web design skills using Dreamweaver. In addition, units on image creation using Illustrator, photo manipulation using Photoshop, and basic multimedia design using Flash will be included. Students will be designing web sites for various audiences.

Grade Level: 11-12 Graduation requirement (oTC arTiCuLaTed
Course,

Credit: 1/2

CompuTerized aCCounTing
Grade Level: 11-12

This semester course will help students learn how to manage their money. They will learn how to make proper financial decisions, prepare a budget, understand taxes, evaluate insurance, explore investment options, and promote intelligent spending, saving, and use of credit. The students will construct a personal/savings plan based on short and long-term goals. They will analyze how career choice, education, skills, and economic conditions affect income.

duaL msu Course)

Credit: 1/2

digiTaL imaging

Accounting will help students prepare for the responsibilities of understanding the financial transactions of an enterprise with the ability to record, present and interpret these transactions. Computerized projects and simulations will be included in order to give the students the full understanding of how Accounting is utilized in the actual work situation today.

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Completed application returned to instructor and permission. Successful completion of Digitools is highly recommended.
This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of photographic media, basic video production and editing techniques, and web page design. Students will produce school-related video news reports, features and documentaries. The class will also have the responsibility for maintaining the district’s web site. Class enrollment will be limited to 16 students.

advanCed CompuTer

(arTiCuLaTed Course wiTH oTC) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Computer App I

TeCH

(business TeCH)

This course emphasizes advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe software. Units on communication skills, international business, human relations, desktop publishing and web design will be covered. Projects are the major focus of this course. The course content is based upon skills students need for work.

Marketing
adverTising
Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Must have passed ONE of the following: Intro to Business, Entrepreneurship, or teacher permission.
An instructional program that describes the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages concerned with the promotion and sales of products and services.

supervised business experienCe (work reLease)
Grade Level: 11-12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission is re-

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enTrepreneursHip
Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2

supervised markeTing empLoymenT/inTernsHip

This course is designed for students who think they would someday like to start their own businesses. We will explore entrepreneurship as a career option and determine the steps necessary to help a business succeed.

fasHion merCHandising
Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2

(arTiCuLaTed Course wiTH oTC) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1-2 Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in Marketing I or II. Instructor permission and an application is required. To enroll in this program, a student must have 94% attendance and at least a 2.0 GPA. Once in the program, students must maintain a minimum of 90% attendance, a 2.0 GPA, and remain current on all necessary paperwork.
You can actually earn money and earn credit by enrolling in this class. You must also enroll in Marketing I or II to take advantage of this program. This work release program is designed to give students an opportunity to work while earning credit. Students may be released from school 1 or 2 blocks and earn 1 or 2 credits depending upon their average hours worked. All paperwork must be turned in before you begin the course.

This course is designed for students interested in the fashion industry and the merchandising of fashion. Topics include an overview of the fashion industry, evolution and movement of fashion, career development, merchandising, risk management, promotion, and fashion show production.

inTroduCTion

Grade Level: 9-10

To business

Credit:

1/2

Survival in today’s complicated world depends on an understanding of business practices. This introductory course focuses on the role of business within the U.S. economic framework. Topics include consumerism, banking, credit and investment, business math, risk management, organization, and economics.

Family & Consumer Sciences
famiLy LeadersHip
Grade Level: 9-10 Credit: 1/2
Family Leadership is a semester course that introduces the general study of family and consumer sciences, including how individuals develop and function in family, work, and community settings. The impact of career exploration and leadership development on individuals and families, FCCLA, and community service are important components of this instructional program. FCCLA dues of $15 required. Freshmen are encouraged to enroll in FCCLA.

markeTing i

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Must have passed ONE of the following with a C+ or better: Intro to Business, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, or teacher permission.
An instructional program for students who are interested in a career in the field of marketing and management. This course includes instructional areas designed to provide an understanding of the fundamental marketing processes and an orientation to the American free enterprise system. The program can be taken concurrently with the marketing internship to support classroom instruction.

nuTriTion

Grade Level: 9-12

and

weLLness

Credit: 1/2

markeTing ii

(arTiCuLaTed Course wiTH oTC) Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: C+ or higher in Marketing I or teacher permission.
An instructional program for students who are preparing for a career in the field of marketing and management. Instruction will prepare students to perform one or more of the marketing functions, such as selling, buying, pricing, promoting, market research, and management. The program may utilize the Marketing internship to support classroom instruction.

This semester course is designed to enable students to A) construct meaning related to nutrition, food economics ecology; B) communicate effectively with family members, consumer groups and providers of food and nutrition products and services; C)solve problems related to health and wellness as well as food needs; D) make responsible decisions involving family and individual food needs, the use of the food dollar and the care of food, and E) demonstrate knowledge of health and nutrition.

Housing environmenT
Grade Level: 9-12

and

design

Credit: 1/2

This course is a study of the psychological, social, cultural,

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and economic aspects of family shelter, furnishings, and decoration. It will teach the practical application of art principles and techniques related to decorating and furnishing the home to meet the needs of today’s families. phasizing nutrition, food selection and preparation, and serving of food for various family needs and lifestyles.

famiLy/individuaL HeaLTH
Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1/2

CHiLd deveLopmenT/Care
Grade Level: 10-12

and

Credit: 1/2

guidanCe

This course prepares students to construct meaning pertinent to child care, guidance, and supervision; communicate effectively with family members, child care agencies, and professional service providers; solve problems based upon the developmental needs of children; make decisions that support the sound physical, mental, and social development of children; and assess the impact of the parenting role in society. This course is the prerequisite to Advanced Child Development/ Care and Guidance.

This course prepares individuals to construct meaning pertinent to health care knowledge; communicate effectively with family members and health care providers; solve problems impacting health and wellness; and make responsible health care decisions involving individuals, families, and communities. This course is required for graduation.

CuLinary arTs i Grade Level 11-12

Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Creative Meals or World Foods and Instructor Permission
Culinary Arts I is an entry level course that introduces the general study of the hospitality industry. This course combines management with culinary skills. Culinary Art I combined with Culinary Arts II can lead to articulated credit. An apprenticeship of 400 hours accomplished before graduation is required to obtain the articulated credit. May be taken without articulation. Participation in catering and other specified events will be required. A uniform fee is required. Certification exam will be taken with ProStart at the National Restaurant Association.

advanCed CHiLd deveLopmenT/Care and guidanCe
(arTiCuLaTed Course wiTH oTC) Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Child Development/Care and Guidance grade of C or better, 90% attendance prior semester and instructor approval.

This advanced course prepares students to construct meaning by interpreting child care, guidance, and supervision; interact effectively with children; solve problems based upon children’s health concerns at various developmental stages; assess the impact of quality child care on the child, family, and society; make decisions that support ethics and professionalism in child development careers. Students will participate in off-site lab activities. (50 hours-required lab)

CuLinary arTs ii Grade Level 11-12

Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I and Instructor Permission, successful completion of ProStart I exam
Culinary Arts II is the second level of a general course of study for the hospitality industry. Management and culinary skills are combined to provide the student with knowledge needed for pursuing a career in the hospitality and restaurant industry. This course taken with Culinary Arts I can lead to articulation credit. An apprenticeship of 400 hours accomplished before graduation is required to obtain the articulated credit. May be taken without articulation. Participation in catering and other specified events will be required. A uniform fee is required.

worLd foods

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Application process with instructor approval
(Offered odd years.) This is an advanced course emphasizing variety in food products and preparation techniques and the significance of food as it relates to various cultures and world conditions. Special emphasis will be given to the study and preparation of foods characteristic of various regions of the United States and foreign foods.

inTro

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Application process with instructor approval
(Offered even years) This is an intermediate course em-

To

CuLinary arTs

Career deveLopmenT in famiLy and Consumer sCienCes (sCHooL To work) Grade Level 12 Credit: 1/2-1
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission, current enrollment in an upper level FACS course. Instructors permission is required. Students must have 90% attendance and a 2.0 GPA the previous semester. Must maintain 90%

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attendance and 2.0 GPA during working semester.
Students can receive credit while working on the job. On-the-job training provides opportunities to begin the transition from school to work. Students are required to find their own jobs and must be employed in an approved work site. Student must complete an application, work site agreement, and obtain three faculty recommendations.

wood TeCHnoLogy iii

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: C+ or higher in Wood Tech. II and teacher permission
This class is a continuation of Woods II where students enhance their knowledge and skills in the woodworking field. Students will design and construct original pieces, learn tool maintenance and repair, and explore the many possibilities of wood technology. Students will be financially responsible for their project expenses. Small inexpensive projects are acceptable.

Industrial Education
expLoraTions
Grade Level: 9-12
in

TeCHnoLogy

Credit: 1/2

inTroduCTion

Grade Level: 9-12

To

drafTing TeCHnoLogy

Credit: 1/2

Explorations in Technology will allow students to experience many new technology modules. Modules to be covered will be CNC Lathe, CNC Mill, flight transportation, digital design, computer animation, graphic design, digital music, 3D modeling, computer repair, robotics, web page design, consruction technology, and vinyl sign making. technology learning units (TLU’s) have been developed to allow students to interact with hi-tech equipment. Each module will have outcomes and objectives to be met.

This course is about understanding design possibilities through computers. Students will learn computerized drafting and how it applies to the work field. It will teach them the basic menus used in mechanical and architectural drafting. This course will identify components of AutoCAD (such as the draw, modify, and zoom commands) and how to use them.

wood TeCHnoLogy i
Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2

This class is a study of tools, machines, materials, and processes that are used in the woods industries. Learning experiences generally include experimenting with, designing of, and constructing a major project (furniture) and evaluating woods and wood products. In addition, such factors as techniques, economics, and consumer information of the industry are emphasized. You will be charged a $15 fee for your project materials.

Technical Theatre Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Each student should see the instructor for an information packet and interview.
This course offers a student a backstage view of theatre production. Students will learn basic elements of set design, sound design, and light design. Students should expect to construct set pieces, control a sound board, control a light board, and hang lights. This course will require a large quantity of hands-on experience, the use of small machinery, and backstage participation in high school theatre productions.

wood TeCHnoLogy ii

Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: C+ or higher in Wood Tech. I and teacher permission
This class will concentrate on advancing the skills of working with machine woodworking tools learned in the Wood Tech I course. The industrial processes used to manufacture wood products will be studied along with machine maintenance, spray finishing, plastic laminating, estimating and calculating materials, case construction, and the construction of more complicated wood projects. The cost of the projects will depend upon choice or size of projects selected. You will be charged a fee for your project materials.

Health Sciences
inTroduCTion
Grade Level: 9-12
To

Careers

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HeaLTH Care
Credit: 1/2

This course is an introduction to careers available in the health care field. It provides an opportunity to give students insight to today’s ever-changing medical field. The course is designed to help the student gain a greater understanding of what the health care field has to offer. Subjects in this semester course may include the study of nursing, radiology, surgery, emergency care, pediatrics and many more. Information will be presented in a variety of ways, including guest speakers, media

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Practical Arts/OTC Career Center
presentations and lectures.

HeaLTH sCienCes i

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA and instructor permission.
This course is designed for students who want to explore careers in the health care field and to demonstrate entry level job skills of a health care assistant. This program includes mastery of foundation content in the classroom, practicing job skills in the laboratory, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, as well as job shadowing in the health care field. Students observe health professionals and perfect clinical skills by providing direct patient care under the supervision of a clinical supervisor. Students who complete the program have met the requirements to take the final examination to become a certified nurse assistant. Citizen’s Memorial Hospital provides the clinical sites. A uniform consisting of royal blue scrubs, white leather athletic shoes, and a watch with a second hand are required.

with hours and written information completed weekly. Evaluations are given during each grading period. If a student does not have a satisfactory evaluation, the student may lose the privilege of work release.

OTC Career Center

The following vocational courses are taught at the Ozarks Technical College Career Center located in Springfield, Missouri. Attendance in these classes requires four periods daily. Three practical arts/ elective credits are given for each class. Complete information about OTC’s Career Center can be found at http://www.otc.edu/students/highschool/career_center.php.

HeaLTH sCienCes ii
Grade Level: 12

Credit: 1

Health Sciences II is an in-depth course in medical terminology as related to anatomy and physiology and continued development of the foundation skills and assets necessary to get and keep a job. Computerized lessons are provided as well as audio-tapes with illustrated workbook for correct pronunciation and definitions. The computer is utilized extensively to reinforce lessons and self-paced instruction. Written projects with oral reports are assigned during each grading period. These are related to disease processes as related to client care studies and assist students with research and oral communication skills. The second semester includes internships in the areas of choice.

auTo CoLLision repair TeCHnoLogy auTomoTive TeCHnoLogy CompuTer informaTion sCienCe ConsTruCTion TeCHnoLogy dieseL TeCHnoLogy drafTing and design TeCHnoLogy earLy CHiLdHood deveLopmenT eLeCTriCaL Trades eLeCTroniC media produCTion grapHiC design TeCHnoLogy HeaTing, refrigeraTion, & air CondiTioning indusTriaL ConTroL and auTomaTion neTworking TeCHnoLogy maCHine TooL TeCHnoLogy Turf and LandsCape managemenT weLding TeCHnoLogy fire sCienCe (seniors onLy)
Students interested in attending OTC’s Career Center will receive more information about enrolling at OTC as it becomes approved and available for the 2010-11 school year.

HeaLTH sCienCes CooperaTive work program

Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1 or 2 Prerequisite: Students must have 90% attendance and a 2.0 GPA the previous semester. Must maintain 90% attendance and 2.0 GPA during working semester.
Students have the opportunity for work release if employed in a health-related job. If a student is employed 10-19 hours/week, that student may be released for one block only. If a student is employed 20+ hours/week, that student may be released for two blocks. Students are responsible for completing the necessary paperwork

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Foreign Language /Student Aides
Foreign Languages
spanisH i
Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Only recommended for students with a B average or above in English courses.
This is a basic introductory course in Spanish and in the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. The fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing are introduced. With Spanish being the second language of the United States, a working knowledge of this language could greatly enhance job opportunities.

Prerequisite: German II
This course focuses on the reading, writing and speaking of German. It will continue the grammar and vocabulary study of German II.

german iv

Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: German III

Credit: 1

German IV emphasizes reading, writing, and speaking with more independent study.

spanisH ii

Student Aides L a
Grade Level: 11-12
ibrary ide

Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: Spanish I

Credit: 1

Credit: 0

Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I. It is recommended for college-bound students.

spanisH iii

Grade Level: 11-12 Prerequisite: Spanish II

Credit: 1

Spanish III is a continuation of Spanish II. It is recommended for college-bound students.

Library aides’ primary responsibilities include checking out/checking in library materials, shelving books, and delivering equipment. They will also need to periodically “read” shelves for misplaced books and to assist with processing new materials. Students must maintain good grades in all classes (minimum of a C), be dependable, have good attendance, and must be a good school citizen. A completed library application is required in addition to the library media specialist’s permission.

Office Aide

spanisH iv

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1

Credit: 1

Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Spanish III

This independent study course concentrates on many types of literature including drama, novellas, short stories and novels.

german i

Office aides answer the phone, deliver messages, collect attendance slips and maintain office functions in the secretary’s absence. Students must maintain good grades in all classes (minimum of a C), be dependable, have good attendance, and must be a good school citizen. Completed application required. Obtain application from front office.

Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Only recommended for students with a B average or above.
This is a basic introductory course in German and in the culture of German-speaking countries. The fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are introduced. This course may be especially helpful to students planning to enter scientific fields of study after high school.

Teacher Aide

Grade Level: 12 Credit: 0 Prerequisite: 90% attendance the previous semester and 2.5 GPA. Good citizenship.
Students must maintain passing grades in all their classes throughout the semester that they are working as a teacher aide. Teachers may schedule only one student aide per semester. Students that meet the required criteria must complete a written recommendation form that is signed by the teacher, counselor, and administration. Final decision of teacher aides will be made by the counselor and principal.

german ii

Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: German I

Credit: 1

German II is a continuation of German I.

german iii

Grade Level: 11-12

Credit: 1

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A+ Tutoring , Cadet Teaching, Misc.
A+ Classroom Tutoring
CLassroom TuToring
Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1/2 pass/fail Prerequisite: Enrollment in A+ Program
This course is offered to help A+ students achieve their 50 hours of required tutoring. A two-week training unit will be done before students are placed in a classroom. Students must maintain a 90% attendance record, a GPA of 2.5, and have no major disciplinary actions.

ACT Prep ACT Prep

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher permission. Seniors take this class in the fall; juniors take it in the spring.
This course provides students the opportunity to prepare for the ACT test. Students will learn about the ACT test format, and review ACT content in each area: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Timed readings are used to challenge students to become faster and better readers. Students will learn test-taking strategies and other techniques to ease test anxiety. A $5.00 fee may be charged for course fee and practice exams.

FTA Cadet Teaching C T
adeT eaCHing

Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: C+ average with no F’s; active member of FTA; selected by application and interview.
The student participating in the program will assist and observe cooperating teachers in the elementary and intermediate schools. Students must be dependable, have good attendance, and be exemplary. The program requires that the student be responsible, dependable, and maintain a good work ethic. The student will share in the work of the cooperating teacher and perform a variety of teaching related tasks under the direction of a certified teacher. If successful, the student will become a valuable and reliable resource to the cooperating teacher and the school district. Students will be required to keep a daily journal, compose five educational journal reviews, maintain an activity file, create a bulletin board for their cooperating teacher’s classroom, and develop, implement, and evaluate at least one lesson with the assistance of the cooperating teacher. This course final consists of one paper entitled “How Cadet Teaching Has Helped Me.”

SBU Dual Enrollment
Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1-2
Juniors and seniors who have a minimum ACT score of 21 may wish to take a course on SBU’s campus within their BHS schedule. This “University” time must be prearranged and approved by the high school counselor and SBU’s Admissions office.

Senior Release Time
Grade Level: 12 Credit: 0
Senior students may be eligible for early release or parttime attendance if he/she has completed 24 units of credit prior to senior year (or 25.5 after 1st semester of senior year.) Enrollment in release time is contingent upon the student carrying 95% attendance during the semester in which the student is enrolled in release time. Release time may be taken for 1-2 blocks in a student’s schedule if they meet all requirements. Note: Students who plan to participate in school athletics/ activities must take and pass a minimum of 7 graded classes each semester.

Air Force Junior ROTC
AF-JROTC Air Force Junior ROTC
grade LeveL: 9-12 CrediT: 1 (1/2 sCienCe and 1/2 generaL eLeCTive)
Students do not have any future military commitment. The AFJROTC curriculum is designed to help today’s high school student become tomorrow’s responsible citizen. The curriculum integrates Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and Physical Training with activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, marksmanship training, radio controlled aircraft flying, and model rocketry. Aerospace Science includes History of Aviation, Science of Flight, an introduction to Astronomy and the Exploration of Space, and Global and Cultural Studies. Leadership Education includes Citizenship Character and Air Force Tradition, Communication Awareness and Leadership, Lifeskills and Career Opportunities, and Principals of Management. Field trips, guest speakers, and individual and flight drill will be included in the curriculum as well as a physical training program. Students are provided a uniform free of charge and are required to wear the uniform one day each week and meet Air Force grooming standards. Grades will be based on academics, community service, uniform wear and grooming, drill and physical training participation.

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afJroTC driLL & Ceremonies
grade LeveL: 9-12 PrerequisiTe: ConCurrenT
enroLLmenT in

CrediT: 1 (pe CrediT) afroTC

Drill and Ceremonies is an important part of AFJROTC. Cadets will learn the different drill positions and movements. Drill and Ceremonies will teach Cadets precision, accuracy, and concentration. They will learn to pay close attention to detail. They will learn to give and receive instructions which will instill discipline that will spill over into their other classes. Drill and Ceremonies will help develop teamwork, self-discipline, pride, and esprit de corps. In addition, we will learn skills necessary for developing and maintaining a lifestyle that fosters physical fitness and health and wellness.

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