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Program of Studies
PROGRAM OF STUDIES
2012-2014 Registration Competencies Core Values Course and Schedule Changes Graduation Requirements ICT Portfolio Mission Statement Notice of Non-Discrimination Post-Secondary Information Principal’s Message Rank in Class Student Expectations
MISSION STATEMENT It is the purpose of the Fall Mountain Regional High School to ensure a quality education, equal opportunity, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will prepare each student to become a healthy, active and productive citizen.
…demonstrates an understanding of cultural diversity and practices, civic responsibility, and environmental preservation. …listens to and views information actively and critically, both individually and in a group setting. …uses and applies a variety of resources, including the most current and available technology.
FALL MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CORE VALUES Respect: Treating yourself and others with patience, understanding, and honor. Integrity: Acting in a manner that is trustworthy, virtuous, and dedicated. Citizenship: Demonstrating a commitment to our community, our nation, and our world. Responsibility: Being responsible for our own actions. STUDENT EXPECTATIONS The student: …takes personal responsibility for his/her learning. …demonstrates appropriate behavior, social skills, and respect for others. …demonstrates effective written and verbal expression across the curriculum. …demonstrates the ability to acquire information, reason effectively, and draw conclusions.
…demonstrates the skills necessary for success in the workplace, as well as for lifelong learning.
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Dear Students, Prior to meeting with your guidance counselor to select courses, I recommend you write personal educational goals. These goals should be meaningful to help you prepare for life after high school. Although one of our student expectations states you will take personal responsibility for your learning, when selecting courses with your parents and guidance counselors please understand these adults have a broad base of knowledge to help guide your success in the future. Whether you plan to attend a four-year college, trade school, the military forces, or enter the work force, select challenging courses to acquire the knowledge needed for your aspirations. Throughout the upcoming year use your resources including parents, advisors, or guidance counselors to review your goals, thus receiving assistance as needed to remain focused. If you begin to experience problems, immediately seek their assistance, or the assistance of anyone who may help you to remain on a path for success.
Finally, if not involved in our school outside the classroom, I encourage you to become an active participant in extra curricular activities. Learn all you can by using the diverse courses offered and additional programs available to you. If a topic of interest is not available, please make an appointment to speak with me. By working together we may provide an environment where you will feel welcome and be successful - both while attending FMRHS and in your future. I am available if you need assistance. Sincerely, Thomas H. Ronning, Principal NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION It is the policy of the Fall Mountain Regional School District to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees without discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age and/or handicap. Affirmative Action will be taken to ensure that all applicants receive fair consideration for employment and that all employees are treated equally and without discrimination during employment. This will apply to every phase of employment, including rates of pay, fringe benefits, upgrading, training, transfer and terminations. Any person who feels discriminated against on the basis of religious opinions or affiliations, or because of race, national origin, sex, age and/or handicap, or other non-merit factors shall have full right of appeal in accordance with established procedures. The following person has been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies.
Lori Landry Title 9 Coordinator Fall Mountain Regional School District POB 600, 159 East Street Charlestown, NH 03603
2012-2014 REGISTRATION The purpose of the course request process includes the following: • to give you, the student, the opportunity to consider your future plans and select the courses that meet your educational and career goals. • to give the faculty and administration an opportunity to advise you on course selection. • to help guidance and the administration build a master schedule. After the master schedule is developed, student schedules will be finalized. Students must be enrolled as full-time students for four years, taking eight credits each year (four per semester) in their first three years and a minimum of six credits (at least three each semester) in their senior year. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered on an individual basis. When circumstances warrant early graduation, students must inform their counselor by the end of May of their junior year and have written parental consent. The principal must grant final approval for early graduation. Courses in this Program of Studies may be cancelled due to low enrollment or staffing restrictions. Be sure to select alternative courses.
ICT DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
English Social Studies Math Science Physical Education Art Health Career & Technology Elective Core Course Total Electives Total Credits
*Math and Science = 7 Credits
4 3 3/4* 3/4* 1 1 .5 1 17.5 10.5 28
The successful completion of a digital portfolio for grades K-8 is required OR the student is required to take an additional .5 credit course to meet this NH State requirement. The completion of an additional digital portfolio in grades 9-12 is required to demonstrate proficiency in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standard. This is a NH state requirement to graduate from high school. Technology skills required for digital portfolio: Creativity & Innovation: Students will use technology to demonstrate creative thinking and develop new products. Communication & Collaboration: Students use technology to communicate and work collaboratively. Research & Information Fluency: Students apply technology to gather, evaluate, and use information. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making: Students use technology and critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage products, solve problems, and to make informed decisions. Digital Citizenship: Students understand cultural and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical use. Technology Operations & Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students are required to have at least one artifact for each of the above standards with a minimum of 16 artifacts in their digital portfolio. If a student transfers to Fall Mountain and is unable to meet the digital portfolio requirements, the following courses will fulfill this requirement: Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Business and Office Management, Web Design, Introduction to Computer Drawing, Digital Photography and Introduction to Electronic Publishing. This requires prior approval of the high school principal.
COMPETENCIES The State of New Hampshire requires that all courses include assessment activities that indicate that students can ably demonstrate their learning. These assessments will emphasize the application of course content and skills in a variety of ways. Therefore, students will need to achieve an overall passing average of 65% or better on these competencies over the course of the semester, as well as a course average of 65% or better. Failure to achieve a passing average on these assessments will prevent the student from gaining credit for the course. Students may recover credit for competencies previously failed, though their overall averages may not be adjusted.
RANK IN CLASS
All classes will be weighted and included in a 5 point ranking system. Rank is determined at the end of the freshman, sophomore, and junior years and is
cumulative from year to year. The final senior class rank is based upon seven (7) semesters and the third quarter of the senior year.
AP 5.00 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 0.00
• A required course that is failed must be made up during the following semester, in summer school or repeated the following year. • Credits will not be awarded for a summer school course unless prior approval is obtained from the principal. • In order to be eligible for an advanced level class, courses must be taken in proper sequential order. • Up to 3 credits may be transferred from accredited adult education (night school) programs which have been pre-approved by the high school administration
During the year, admissions representatives from many colleges and other institutions visit Fall Mountain Regional High School. Juniors and seniors are invited to meet with these representatives to discuss programs offered. Listed below are the recommended courses for admission to post-secondary programs. These are guidelines only; students and parents are advised to review college requirements on an individual basis. See a counselor for further information. HIGHLY COMPETITIVE COLLEGES 4 credits English (writing & literature) 4-5 credits Math (Algebra I &II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus or Math I-IV, followed by Probabilities & Statistics or Calculus) 4 credits Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and AP Biology) 3-4 credits of one Foreign Language 4 credits Social Studies 1-2 credits Fine Arts/Computer Literacy (advisable) MOST FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES 4 credits English (writing & literature) 3-4 credits Math (Math I-IV or Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus) 3-4 credits Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 2-3 credits of one Foreign Language 3 credits of Social Studies 1-2 credits Fine Arts/Computer Literacy (advisable) FOUR-YEAR BUSINESS PROGRAMS 4 credits of English 4 credits of Math (Math I-IV or Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus) 3-4 credits Science 3 credits Social Studies
For class standing as a sophomore, a student must have earned a minimum of 5 credits; to be a junior, 12 credits; to be a senior, 20 credits; and to graduate, 28 credits.
COURSE AND/OR SCHEDULE CHANGES
Teachers, counselors, and administrators take the course selection process very seriously. With faculty input and parent support, students will choose the correct courses as well as alternatives if substitutions are required. Once the scheduling process is complete, it is very difficult to make changes without negatively impacting other students and teachers. Therefore, once a semester begins, schedule changes will NOT be made unless there is a program error, a student is over or under placed in a course, a teacher initiates a change for the benefit of the student, or an emergency situation exists. If a course withdrawal is approved and takes place after the first progress report of the marking period, the transcript will reflect either withdrew passing (WP), or a withdrew failing (WF). No withdrawals will be permitted after the beginning of each semester without the permission of the principal.
• Courses may be repeated to improve a passing grade or further the student’s knowledge. However, no additional credit may be earned.
2-3 credits Foreign Language (advisable) Related Business Courses FOUR-YEAR ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE PROGRAMS 4 credits of English 4-5 credits Math (Algebra. I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Math I-IV followed by Calculus or AP Calculus) 4-5 credits Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 3 credits Social Studies 2-3 credits Foreign Language (advisable) 1 credit Drafting (advisable) TWO-YEAR VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL COLLEGES 4 credits English 3-4 credits Math (Math I-IV or Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry) 3-4 credits Science 3 credits Social Studies 2 credits related vocational courses (Business, Agriculture, etc.) For technology majors, 1 year Drafting/Mechanical Drawing is advisable TWO-YEAR JUNIOR/COMMUNITY COLLEGES & BUSINESS SCHOOLS 4 credits of English 3-4 credits of Math (Math I-III or Algebra I & II, Geometry) 3-4 credits Science 3 credits Social Studies 2 credits Foreign Language (advisable for Liberal Arts transfer programs) & Related Vocational Courses
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ HEALTH
The requirement for graduation is one credit of physical education. It is suggested that students take physical education during their freshman and sophomore years. One half credit is awarded per course.
001 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Quarter Physical Education provides students with skills for: team sports, individual sports, fitness activities and lifetime physical activities. Also provided are classes in nutrition, sports-related injuries and anatomy. Students participate in a healthrelated fitness test each semester. All activities are co-educational. Proper dress is required as specified by the instructors. Indoor and outdoor activities take place throughout the year. Students must complete this class prior to taking other physical education classes. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8
002 FIT FOR LIFE
Fit for Life can be taken after PE 001. This course will include a progressive walking program for cardiovascular development, flexibility and strength training activities and basic nutrition and health projects. Students should be prepared to walk outdoors on a regular basis in warm and cold weather. Students will learn the importance of a regular fitness program, proper nutrition, and how it can help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8
This course is required for graduation. It is suggested that students take health during their freshman year. 800 HEALTH
Quarter Decision making and coping skills for life are the common threads of emphasis in this course. Some topics included are substance abuse, safe and healthy living, family life and sexuality, and mental health. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 6
C HAPTER 3
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT HONORS AND AP PROGRAMS:
To be successful in an Honors or AP English course, the student should maintain a B- average in the previous year’s Honors/AP class or an A- in the previous year’s College Prep class. AP Language and Composition classes (11th grade) require completion of summer reading and writing. AP Literature and Composition classes (12th grade) require reading and writing completion over the course of first semester. Students going into an AP course for the next year must obtain the assignments from the prospective teacher AP Exams All students enrolled in AP courses must take the AP Exam in the spring.
The English Department requires four years of English. At least one credit of English must be earned during each of the four years. Students may take more than one English during a semester. English 9, 10 and 11 must be taken in sequence; however, electives may be added whenever it is appropriate for the student. Eleventh grade American Literature is a mandatory requirement for graduation.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FAILURE POLICY AND FIFTH BLOCK: Students must pass each year of English in the proper sequence. In other words, Grade 9 English must be passed before taking Grade 10; Grade 10 must be passed before taking Grade 11, etc. It is important to note that rescheduling a course may be difficult due to limited space and course availability. Rescheduling a student who must retake a required English course may have a serious impact on meeting graduation requirements. Students who fail first semester classes will be placed in second semester classes only if there is space available. If rescheduling an English course during the regular school day proves difficult, students who fail an English course might opt to recover that credit by enrolling in our after school program. Block 5 meets after school for an hour and a half, Tuesday through Thursday. Space is limited, and preference is given to upperclassmen. Please talk to your guidance counselor about this option. OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE FOR THE ENGLISH COURSES OF STUDY:
1. Students need to pass four separate English courses to graduate. 2. All courses are one credit, except the grade 11 AP English Language &
Composition, which is two credits. 3. Students must take an English class each of the four years, unless they are graduating early, in which case they may have to take two English courses during their junior or senior years. 4. English electives may be taken during grades 9-12, but not as a replacement for English 9, 10, 11, or 12. 5. 11th grade American Literature is a mandatory requirement for graduation. 6. College Reading/Writing is intended for college bound students who need to focus on fundamental preparatory work in reading and writing. This course may be taken during the junior year; however, American Literature would then have to be taken in the senior year. 7. Students may change lanes (i.e. Honors, CP and General) as is warranted by their grades.
and the novel. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the honors course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 3 and 4
130 AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
Full Year This course includes extensive readings covering the literature of America from Colonial times to the 20th century, while preparing students to take the AP English Language and Composition Test. In addition to the various readings, the course includes many extensive, in-depth writing assignments and a review of language skills. Students enrolling in this class should have particularly strong writing skills. Students will receive two credits for this yearlong course. This course meets the American Literature requirement. This 11th grade AP English course does require summer reading and writing assignments. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 1, 3 and 4 131 COLLEGE PREP AMERICAN LITERATURE
135 GENERAL AMERICAN LITERATURE
Semester American Literature incorporates a review of basic English skills as is appropriate for the class. The reading content for all levels in the junior year will be focused on the literature of America. Students will continue to work on their verbal and written communication skills through drill work, presentations, and written assignments. American Literature classes will provide SAT preparation as is appropriate. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 143 COLLEGE READING / WRITING SKILLS
See write up for this course under SENIOR ENGLISH
110 HONORS ENGLISH 111 COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH
115 GENERAL ENGLISH
Semester Freshman English contains a review of skills in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, study skills, oral communication and library research. The freshman writing program stresses the following: the paragraph, essays, and research. Freshman readings include short stories, poetry, drama, and the novel. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the honors course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7
120 HONORS ENGLISH
121 COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH
125 GENERAL ENGLISH
Semester Sophomore English will continue the review of basic skills in grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing. The sophomore writing program stresses: reflective and analytic essays. Sophomore readings include nonfiction, poetry, drama, the epic,
140 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Semester This course demands an intense study of English literature to prepare for the English Literature and Composition Exam in the spring. Students will study classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton, as well as more modern authors such as Soyinka and McCourt. Writing is a major form of evaluation in this class; therefore, students are expected to have strong writing skills. This course requires summer homework. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5 COLLEGE PREP SENIOR ENGLISH CLASSES
1 CREDIT 141 WORLD LITERATURE
Semester In this course students will study classical and modern authors at a pace and depth appropriate for the college bound student. Students will study authors such as Shakespeare and Chaucer, as well as modern world authors. Students will continue to develop strong communication and composition skills that will serve them well in college and in life. This course is recommended for most senior English students. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 4
College Writing Skills is designed to improve the organization and writing of prose. Experiences will be provided in writing expository, narrative and descriptive pieces, opinion papers, and college application essays. Vocabulary and grammar are also included. Students will be encouraged to use word processing programs on computer. Students will write, proofread and make revisions to produce final copy. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 GENERAL LEVEL SENIOR ENGLISH
146 SENIOR ENGLISH
This course will provide a basic review of grammar, usage, and vocabulary skills. However, the bulk of the work will consist of writing and reading tasks. Writing projects will include some creative work, but more time will be devoted to expository writing and research papers. Reading will incorporate a variety of fiction and nonfiction. In addition, the course will involve group work, oral presentations, work on media, and work with forms, résumés and job interviewing skills. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2
137 FILM STUDIES - College Prep
Open to Grades 9 - 12
Semester This course is designed as an introduction to the study of full-length film. During quarter one, the course will focus on film history starting in the early 1900’s, working through modern times. The second quarter will focus on genres of film, including but not limited to: documentaries, war, gangster, drama, foreign, comedy, and action. In addition to the viewing and analysis of films, students will study film criticism and film making techniques, maintain a weekly film journal (outside of class time), and complete quarterly research projects. Grading will be based on tests, quizzes, homework, class projects, research, and class participation. Students and parents should be aware that some films may contain sensitive subject matter and/or language and written permission will be required to take the course. Films shown may include the following: The Godfather I & II, Birth of a Nation, Citizen Kane, Cool Hand Luke, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, M, Metropolis, High Noon, The Maltese Falcon, On the Waterfront, Badlands, The Exorcist, Halloween, Sunset Boulevard, Psycho, A Clockwork Orange, The Birds, The Bicycle Thief and others.
143 COLLEGE READING / WRITING SKILLS
Semester This course is designed for students who need to work on fundamental skills in writing and reading prior to enrolling in a collegiate program. The course is approximately divided in half with the first half of the semester focusing on reading skills and the second half focusing on writing skills. College Reading Skills has a two-fold purpose: first to develop reading comprehension skills for the college preparatory student; and second to provide some literary background and experience in reading and analyzing complex literature.
This elective course runs when enrollment allows. It does not replace any of the required English courses. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 7
L ANGUAGE A RTS
360 LATIN I
Semester The major emphasis of this course is the reading of Latin. The text used provides a great deal of information about Roman culture. At the same time, elementary structures of the Latin language will be observed, learned and practiced through oral and written exercises. Much time is also devoted to the study of word derivation from Latin to English to provide the students with a better understanding of their native tongue. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5 361 LATIN II
Semester Latin II provides a continuation of the areas of study introduced in Latin I, with more in-depth focus on the Latin language. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5
We believe that each life can be enriched by the experience of learning a foreign language. The acquisition of skills may progressively reveal to the student the structure of English as well as an increased vocabulary and greater effectiveness of expression. The study of another language involves a gradual expanding and deepening knowledge of a foreign country: its geography, history, social organization, literature and culture. As a consequence, the students gain a better perspective of American culture through an understanding of cultural similarities and differences. GENERAL POLICIES: It is strongly recommended that students take at least three years of one language. It is recommended that students with a C average or better move on from one level of a language to the next. Level 1 and II classes are offered for College Prep credit. Students taking Level III and IV classes will receive Honors credit. LATIN
362 LATIN III - Honors
Semester In this course, texts from Roman authors such as Martial, Ovid, Pliny, Vergil, Petronius, Suetonius and Tacitus are translated and analyzed to reveal aspects of Roman life and culture. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5
363 LATIN IV - Honors
Semester Selections from Vergil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and from Cicero and Sallust on the conspiracy of Catiline will be translated and analyzed. A review of grammar is done throughout the year.
Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5
370 SPANISH I
Semester A basic functional Spanish vocabulary will be developed along with the skills of reading and writing, and to a greater degree, listening and speaking. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world will be explored through projects, reading and video. A 3-ring binder is required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 5 371 SPANISH II
Semester Students will gain a greater facility with the Spanish language through storytelling, oral class work and written work. The emphasis will be on communication and on developing vocabulary and grammar skills in context. Cultural exploration through readings, videos and projects will be an important aspect of this course. Students will read children’s literature and simple novels written for Spanish learners. Students will be expected to study and work on their skills outside class on a daily basis. A 3-ring binder is required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 5 372 SPANISH III - Honors
Semester Spanish III contains a review of grammar, including a complete survey of verb forms and sentence structure. Listening comprehension and speaking are stressed, along with an extension of vocabulary. The study of the culture of South and Central America is an integral part of this course. Meets Student Expectations: 5 and 7
373 SPANISH IV - Honors
Semester This course is conducted entirely in Spanish with a very important oral and class participation component. Children’s literature and works of Spanish literature are introduced and discussed in Spanish. Verbs and grammar from the first three semesters of Spanish will be reviewed and studied at greater depth. Free and directed compositions improve writing skills. A 3-ring binder and a SpanishEnglish dictionary are required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 5
374 SPANISH V - Honors
Semester Spanish Literature - This course will be available to highly motivated students who have successfully completed Spanish IV. Great works of Spanish literature will be used to broaden and perfect students’ skills. All four skills will be developed at the advanced level. Students will be required to write numerous essays during the semester. Meets Student Expectations: 5 and 7
C HAPTER 4
INTEGRATED CURRICULUM The integrated curriculum, entitled Contemporary Mathematics in Context, is a standards-based four-year mathematics curriculum to prepare students for college mathematics. It is centered on ideas from the four strands of statistics and probability, algebra and function, geometry and trigonometry, and discrete mathematics. The curriculum stresses a focus on student learning and stresses student participation, cooperative groups, class discussion, student writing and problem solving. All of our mathematics courses require the use of a graphing calculator. The TI-84+, the calculator used for instruction, or the older model, the TI-83+ is strongly recommended.
405 FRESHMAN MATH ACADEMY
Semester This course is a requirement for those students who do not demonstrate proficiency in mathematics by the end of 8th grade. It is designed to help the student with understanding of the basic skills with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers. The course will increase the students' knowledge and competency in geometry concepts and in solving linear equations. NOTE: This credit does not meet the math requirements for high school graduation. It will count towards the student's elective credits. Students who score Partially Proficient or Substantially Below Proficient in 8th grade on both NECAP and MAP tests will be required to take this course. In addition to taking this course, the student should also choose a course which meets the freshman mathematics requirement. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 4 410 MATH 1
Semester Math 1 is the beginning of the integrated math curriculum. The emphasis is on making sense of real-world data in graphical displays; summary statistics; recognizing patterns of change using tables of numerical data, coordinate graphs, and equations; linear functions; using exponential functions to exhibit exponential growth and exponential decay; and using simulation models and random numbers to make sense of real-world probability situations. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7 411 MATH 1 Collaborative
Semester Math 1 Collaborative is the beginning of the integrated math curriculum. This course is designed for those students who tend to have more difficulty learning mathematics. The emphasis is on making sense of real-world data in graphical displays; summary statistics; recognizing patterns of change using tables of numerical data, coordinate graphs, and equations; linear functions; using exponential functions to exhibit exponential growth and exponential decay; and using simulation models and random numbers to make sense of real-world probability situations. The pacing and depth of instruction will be tailored to fit the group. Teacher recommendation is required for entrance into this class. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7
420 MATH 2
Semester Math 2 is the second course in the integrated math curriculum. The emphasis is on two- and three-dimensional geometry, including area, volume, and congruence; coordinate geometry; functions, including direct, indirect, multivariable, nonlinear, exponential and logarithmic; understanding matrices and matrix operations; solving systems of linear equations algebraically; and using quadratic functions and power models to model and analyze real world situations. This course is offered only to students who have successfully completed Math 1. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 421 MATH 2 Collaborative
Semester Math 2 is the second course in the integrated math curriculum. The emphasis is on two- and three-dimensional geometry, including area, volume, and congruence; coordinate geometry; functions, including direct, indirect, multivariable, nonlinear, exponential and logarithmic; understanding matrices and matrix operations; solving systems of linear equations algebraically; and using quadratic functions and power models to model and analyze real world situations. This course is offered only to students who have completed Math 1 Collaborative. The pacing of the class will be tailored to fit the group. Teacher recommendation is required for entrance into this class. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 430 MATH 3
Semester Math 3 is the third course in the integrated math curriculum. The emphasis is on functions, including direct and inverse variation and joint variation; power functions; linear equations in standard form; and systems of two linear equations with two variables. They will formalize the concept of function in terms of notation, domain and range; learn to factor and expand quadratic expressions, solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula, apply the quadratic equation to supply and demand and break-even analysis. They will also learn to use common logarithms to solve exponential equations. Students will use coordinate methods to better understand transformations and properties of geometric figures in a plane as well as slope, distance and midpoints and will learn to operate with matrices. Students will learn right triangle trigonometry as well
as the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find sides and angles of triangles. This course is intended to prepare students for Math 4 or a precalculus/calculus sequence. This course is offered only to students who have successfully completed Math 1 and Math 2. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 7 431 MATH 3 Collaborative
Semester Math 3 Collaborative is the third course in the integrated math curriculum. The emphasis is on functions, including direct and inverse variation and joint variation; power functions; linear equations in standard form; and systems of two linear equations with two variables. They will formalize the concept of function in terms of notation, domain and range; learn to factor and expand quadratic expressions, solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula, apply the quadratic equation to supply and demand and break-even analysis. They will also learn to use common logarithms to solve exponential equations. Students will use coordinate methods to better understand transformations and properties of geometric figures in a plane as well as slope, distance and midpoints and will learn to operate with matrices. Students will learn right triangle trigonometry as well as the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find sides and angles of triangles. This course is offered only to students who have completed Math 1 Collaborative and Math 2 Collaborative. The pacing of the class will be tailored to fit the group. Teacher recommendation is required for entrance into this class. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8 440 MATH 4 – Honors
Semester Math 4 is the fourth course in the integrated math curriculum. In this course, students develop their ability to use reasoning and proof in geometric, algebraic, and statistical contexts; they develop an ability to reason both algebraically and graphically to solve inequalities in one and two variables and learn to optimize a linear function in two variables within a system of linear constraints; they extend understanding of similarity and congruence and use those relations to solve problems and prove geometric assertions; they learn to represent and draw inferences about polynomial and rational functions using symbolic expressions and manipulations; and students are introduced to circular functions and periodic change. This course is offered only to students who have successfully completed Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. Also, students need to demonstrate a commitment to
learning and working in an honors setting. Students who successfully complete Math 4 Honors may choose to continue with Precalculus and Calculus. Meets Student Expectations: 3 and 8 435 SENIOR MATH ACADEMY
Semester This course is designed to develop the mathematical concepts and skills that can be used to solve a variety of real-world and mathematical problems, with the goal of preparing students for the job market and post-secondary education. Students who do not score proficient on the NECAP in 11th grade and are not enrolled in a fourth math course in their senior year will be required to take this course to improve their basic skills and to qualify for high school graduation. This course will be modeled after the remedial courses offered by colleges for students who have not passed college entrance exams (i.e. Accuplacer). Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 HONORS CURRICULUM The honors curriculum typically begins at the middle school level. Students who take Algebra I in 8th grade are choosing the honors curriculum. It is a rigorous mathematics curriculum intended for those students who are strong in mathematics and intend to take calculus as seniors. The curriculum follows the sequence of algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre calculus and calculus. This curriculum stresses a focus on student learning, student participation, class discussion, writing and problem solving. 400 ALGEBRA I - Honors
Semester Honors Algebra I is the first course in the honors sequence and is intended for students who are recommended by their math teacher. This course is also offered at the middle schools so that students can start with Geometry at the high school. Students are taught the important concepts of elementary algebra - exploring data to write linear equations; proportional reasoning; variation; solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, and systems of equations; working with exponents - working numerically, symbolically, and graphically – and exponential functions. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7 452 GEOMETRY - Honors
1 CREDIT Semester
This is a rigorous course meant for students who have completed Algebra I successfully. It introduces students to logical reasoning and creative thinking. Based on the geometry of Euclid, this course will introduce formal proof while examining the characteristics of plane and solid figures. Journal writing, portfolio work and independent projects will be included. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 3 462 ALGEBRA II - Honors
Semester Honors Algebra II is intended to follow Honors Geometry. This course extends the concepts of Geometry and Algebra. This course focuses on developing students’ abilities to reason numerically, spatially, graphically and symbolically. Students study a variety of functions, including their use as models for real world applications. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 470 PRE-CALCULUS - Honors
Semester This Pre-Calculus course emphasizes topics from algebra and trigonometry. Mathematical applications of the graphing calculator will be stressed along with an analytical approach. This course will provide the student with a good background for any further study of mathematics or science at the college level. It is intended to prepare students for Calculus. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 7 480 CALCULUS - Honors
Semester This course will provide students with an introduction to the concepts of differential and integral calculus. It is intended to give students a foundation in Calculus should they choose to take it in college. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 485 AP CALCULUS AB
Full Year Advanced Placement Calculus is a rigorous mathematics course. It will include a strong introduction to both differential and integral calculus. This course is designed to cover the topics of the AB level AP exam. A TI-89 graphing calculator is recommended for this class. Summer assignments will be required.
Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8
472 INTRO. TO STATISTICS – College Prep
Semester This course offers an introduction to Statistics to all juniors and seniors. As an introductory course, no prior knowledge of statistics is required. Throughout the course, however, concepts from Algebra will arise such as slope, linear equations, and exponential equations. The curriculum is extensive yet accessible as it offers most of the topics of an Advanced Placement environment but they are discussed at a student-centered rate. Students will be immersed in real-world problems that require statistical methods, problem solving skills, and the use of technology. The course is taught in a computer-lab setting where students learn to explore, summarize, and display data using Microsoft Excel and other applications. Students will also design surveys and experiments, use probability to understand random behavior, and make inferences about populations based on samples. Perseverance and work ethic will be keys to success as homework, multiple forms of assessment, projects, and presentations will frequent the course. Prerequisites for this course include Algebra II or Math 2. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 8 490 MATH INTERNSHIP
One Quarter Math Internship offers junior and senior students the opportunity to work in a Math 1, Math 2 or Math 3 class assisting the math teacher. The course is open to all students who have successfully completed Math 1 and Math 2, and preferably Math 3. Students must acquire written permission from the math department head and the math teacher of their choice to schedule a math internship. Class requirements include keeping a daily log, operation of the overhead graphing calculator and a semester project. This class is graded as a pass/fail. Meets Student Expectations: 3 and
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Science education consists of lab-orientated, student-centered courses representing current science education. Effort has been made to place students in courses suited to their needs, interests, and abilities. All science courses emphasize student lab work, interaction and problem solving. Course enrollment in many cases is limited by the requirements of safety, health and sound instructional practices. One Life and one Earth or Physical Science is required for graduation. A third science credit is also required. Students pursuing science careers in college should take a fourth course.
502 PHYSICAL SCIENCE - Honors
1 CREDIT (Grade 9)
Semester An accelerated course offered to freshmen as an alternative to earth science. This is a lab-orientated course dealing with topics from physics and chemistry including electricity, circuits, light and energy. A strong math background is required. Meets Student Expectation: 4 and 7 508 EARTH SCIENCE - Honors
This course is designed to enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of our planet and its relationship to the rest of the universe. Major emphasis will be placed upon the themes involving the changes which led to the development of the world as we know it. Students should be comfortable working on their own. The class will investigate topics through a combination of lab work, research, reading, projects and lecture.
Meets Student Expectation: 3 and 5 501 EARTH SCIENCE - College Prep
1 CREDIT (Grade 9)
Semester This course involves a practical look at the earth, the way in which it has developed and the ways in which it has affected our lives. The course will investigate the universe beyond the earth and what it may reveal about both our past and our future. Teacher-guided activities and methods include lab work, reading, discussion, research projects and student presentations.
Meets Student Expectation: 1 and 4 509 BIOLOGY - Honors
This is a highly accelerated course in biology for the motivated student. Students are expected to write reports, research and solve problems. Dissections may be required. Weekend and vacation homework is to be expected.
Meets Student Expectation: 3 and 6 510 BIOLOGY-College Prep
1 CREDIT (Grade 10)
Semester This course will cover cell structure, ecology, biochemistry, genetics, botany, zoology and other aspects of living organisms. Outside reading, research papers, lab work and projects will be required of each student.
Meets Student Expectation: 1 and 4 511 INTRO. TO BIOLOGY - General
1 CREDIT (Grade 10)
Semester This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature of the living world. Topics include cell structure and function, ecology, genetics, the human body and other aspects of living organisms. Lab work will be required of each student.
Meets Student Expectation: 1 and 2 521 AP BIOLOGY
2 CREDITS (Grade 12)
Full Year This course gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in secondary school. This course is highly accelerated for the motivated student and deals with higher levels of Biology. Independent study and research is required. Students taking this course must have completed Biology and Chemistry and it is recommended that they are taking Physics concurrently. Students in this course will take the advanced placement exam to receive college credit for Biology. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative
500 INTRO. TO EARTH SCIENCE - General
1 CREDIT (Grade 9)
Semester This course involves a practical look at the earth, the way in which it has developed and the ways in which it has affected our lives. The course will investigate the universe beyond the earth and what it may reveal about both our past and our future. Teacher-guided activities and methods include lab work, reading, discussion, research projects and student presentations.
Meets Student Expectation: 2 and 5
instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Summer, weekend and vacation work is required. Meets Student Expectation: 1, 3 and 6
512 INTRO. TO CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS - General
1 CREDIT (Grades 11/12)
Semester This course is a hands-on approach to chemistry and physics. Topics include measurement, structure and classification of matter, mixtures, physical and chemical changes, acids and bases, mechanics, energy, light, sound and electricity. Students who enroll in this course should have already completed Earth Science and Biology.
Meets Student Expectation: 2 and 4 530 CHEMISTRY - Honors
1 CREDIT (Grades 11/12)
Semester This course is highly accelerated for the motivated student, designed for students going into fields in which chemistry will be required in college. It is also important for students considering selective colleges, regardless of the area of interest. Concepts covered include: atomic structure, bonding, reactions, energy, gas behavior, reaction rates and other topics. Experimentation is an integral part of the examination of these concepts. Students should have a good understanding of Math 3 or Algebra 2 before taking this course. Regular homework is to be expected.
Meets Student Expectation: 3 and 4 533 CHEMISTRY - College Prep
1 CREDIT (Grades 11/12)
Semester College Prep Chemistry is designed to enhance science literacy by examining chemistry’s impact on society. The course is directed at those students who may need chemistry for post secondary studies but will probably not major in a science field. Experimentation, problem solving and technological issues are emphasized. Students should complete biology and Math 2 prior to taking this course. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 6
531 PHYSICS - Honors
1 CREDIT (Grade 12)
Semester This course is a challenging study of the foundational concepts of science. It is designed for students that may wish to pursue a science or engineering program or who are considering selective colleges regardless of the area of interest. A strong math background is necessary for the mathematical model building and problem solving in this course (Math 4 or pre-calculus is a prerequisite to this course). Students construct understanding from models generated in lab investigations. The course will include the study of one and two dimensional motion, forces, Newton’s Laws, energy and additional topics. Meets Student Expectation: 4 and 7 532 PHYSICS - College Prep
1 CREDIT (Grade 12)
Semester Physics is an examination of the principles on which the universe is based. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electromagnetism, and waves. Students will gain practical skills in problem solving and identifying and forming models that describe real life situations. This college prep course is designed for students who are preparing for college but not planning to pursue a degree in science or engineering. A good math background is recommended. Algebra skills will be important in this course, but trigonometry will not be used. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7
534 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY - Honors
1 CREDIT (Grades 11/12)
Semester This course is an intensive study of human anatomy and physiology. A system-bysystem study will provide the students a better understanding of themselves. Several research projects are required. Anatomy will be studied through dissection of a cat. College Prep Biology and Chemistry are highly recommended. Meets Student Expectations: 3 and 6 522 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - College Prep
1 CREDIT (Grades 11/12)
Semester This course deals with contemporary environmental issues. Topics covered include: population growth, air resources, water resources, energy resources and waste management. This course is designed for students who are interested in
environmental issues and their solutions. Reading, research and outdoor projects are required. Students will participate in the high school recycling program as a requirement of the course. Meets Student Expectation: 5 and 8
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The Social Studies Department of Fall Mountain Regional High School recognizes its responsibilities in helping to prepare students to live in a world of change. We recognize that the department has the materials for learning which will help students relate to the world in which they live. Students must acquire the skills necessary to make sound and mature judgments based on the process of critical thinking and the application of problem solving techniques. We are concerned that students acquire the background knowledge of their American heritage, the democratic institution, and an understanding of cultures and societies not their own. Students have the opportunity to sample the many different disciplines of the social studies, including those that offer a better understanding of themselves and the society in which they live. Students will acquire the necessary skills and academic discipline to promote success in school and life.
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT GOALS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. To promote achievement and encourage the student to succeed through the recognition of individual needs and differences. To coordinate the activities of the social studies with other relevant academic disciplines. To objectively examine the issues of our time. To promote geographic and historical understandings of our own and of other cultures. To provide for economic education. To provide for instruction in American History and government at the local, state, regional, and national levels. To develop a sense of community responsibility within each student. To meet state standards and to provide elective courses for all students. To promote the development of a collection of resources suited for both students and teachers of social studies. To assist the student in the development of self discipline and personal responsibility. To assist the student in the development of writing and speaking skills. To provide opportunities for the use of technology in the classroom.
complete a project, participate in class discussions and activities and maintain appropriate classroom responsibilities. Meets Student Expectations: 1, 2 and 5 619 AP MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
2 CREDITS Grades 10
Full year AP Modern European History is offered to talented, motivated sophomores. This rigorous course will consist of extensive and careful readings of primary and secondary source materials, analysis of period visual sources and representations, and a considerable amount of student reading and research. The course will cover, in narrative form, approximately from 1350 to the present. Students will be assigned appropriate summer reading and writing assignments in preparation for the course, and a formal research paper is required. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Exam in the spring may result in college credit. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 3, 4, and 6 620 WORLD HISTORY – College Prep
1 CREDIT Grade 10 Requirement
Semester This course surveys World History using a narrative approach, emphasizing western civilization from ancient and classical civilization to the 20th century. Topics may also include the study of Asia and Africa. Objectives are to increase student interest and knowledge of the world, and to seek rational explanations for historical developments and their results. Writing and research skills will be emphasized. A formal research paper is required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 6 627 WORLD HISTORY – General
1 CREDIT Grade 10 Requirement
Semester This course surveys World History using a chronological approach, emphasizing western civilization. Topics may also include the study of Asia and Africa. Objectives are to increase student interest and knowledge of the world, and to seek rational explanations for historical developments and their results. A research project is required. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4
610 GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
1 CREDIT Grade 9 Requirement
Semester The grade 9 social studies program is heterogeneously grouped. This course will serve as a more thorough examination of subjects which might only be tangentially studied in other social studies classes. Our study of government and economics will be taught in two nine-week segments. Economics: The basic aims of this part of the course are to provide the student with an understanding of the concept of scarcity and how the United States’ mixed economy manages the conflict of unlimited wants and limited resources. Students will complete at least one project, participate in all classroom activities, and take part in all classroom discussions as well as maintain acceptable classroom responsibilities. U.S. Government: The basic aims of this part of the course are to provide the student with an understanding of the origins, structure, and functions of the U.S. federal government and New Hampshire state government. Students will
630 AP UNITED STATES HISTORY
2 CREDITS Grade 11 Requirement
Full year This course will survey major topics in United States history from Pre-Columbian times to the present day, and will include in depth instruction and study of United States and New Hampshire history. The course emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving techniques, and writing skills. Summer work is required and must be completed for students to be enrolled. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement exam in the spring may result in college credit. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 3, 6, and 7 631 UNITED STATES HISTORY – College Prep
1 CREDIT Grade 11 Requirement
Semester This course is a survey of the major topics in United States history from 1865 to the present, and includes instruction in United States and New Hampshire history. The course emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving techniques and extensive reading and writing skills. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5 635 UNITED STATES HISTORY - General
1 CREDIT Grade 11 Requirement
Semester This course offers a survey of the important topics in United States history from 1865 to the present, including instruction in United States and New Hampshire history. The course emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving techniques. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5
Sociology is the scientific study of human social groups. Sociologists are interested in the structure of human groups. They seek to understand how groups are organized and the relationship between their various parts. They are also concerned with the functions of human groups, as well as the basic functions which must be performed if society is to continue to exist. Some topics to be examined include group behavior, social groups, culture, the family and social class. Debates, Internet research and polling will be important components of the course. Offered yearly Meets Student Expectations: 2, 3, and 8 646 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
1 CREDIT Grade 11 - 12 Elective
Semester This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of current issues and problems in twenty-first century society. Students will use personal values to discuss and refine their views on controversial issues in American society and the global community. In addition, students will use a wide range of resources including weekly news magazines, current issue texts and Internet based news, as well as available technologies, to access information. Each student should be prepared to be an active participant in daily discussions and other planned activities such as debates, panel discussions, oral presentations, and group projects. Offered yearly. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 5 648 RUSSIAN STUDIES (Offered 2012-2013)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter Russian Studies is designed to emphasize the history of Russia from its Viking origins to contemporary Russian society. Examination of Russian geography, folk tales, art, music, and literature will accompany the study of its history. A wide variety of methods of instruction will be utilized in this course, including lecture, discussion, reading, role playing, theorizing, film study, and use of the Internet and traditional research. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5 653 CHINA STUDIES (Offered 2012-2013)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter Students will study the history of China and its culture in light of important and critical questions for the future. What is China’s future and what will its place be in the world? What will future relations be like between the U.S. and China? In order to consider these and other important questions, students must be informed
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES
641 INTRO. TO PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
1 CREDIT Grade 11 - 12 Elective
Semester Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of man. Some of the topics to be examined include: learning theory, personality development, emotions, abnormal behavior and identity. Personal identity projects and formal observations are part of the course.
as to the historical and cultural framework of China. Its art, literature, religion and philosophical foundations will serve as the means to understanding China and its role in the world of the 21st century. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 5 654 HISTORY THROUGH FILM (Offered 2013-2014)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter This course is designed to help students look at the way the film industry has portrayed history. Students will examine how the motion picture can be viewed as a telling historical document. The primary objective is to assist students in assessing the historical accuracy of films. Although dramatic films will be viewed, the class will also use film clips and documentaries as ways to understand history. The course will require students to be active participants in daily class discussions and activities. The genre of history films will include the full scope of Hollywood and Western film as well as film from eastern cultures. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 7 657 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (Offered 2013-2014)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts that will help them understand the world in which they live. It focuses on the dynamic and complex relationships between people and the environments they inhabit. Students will learn the basic geographical tools and concepts needed to understand the complexity of places and regions and to appreciate the interconnections between their lives and those of people in different parts of the world. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 5 and 7 647 ART HISTORY (Offered 2014-2015)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter This course will survey the history of art in the form of painting, sculpture and architecture. The goals of this course will center on the acquisition of knowledge of the fundamental movements, artists, and works of art in the western world from antiquity to the present. Works and movements will be viewed in their proper social and political context, and students will develop a more critical awareness of how to view art. At least one field trip to an art museum will be part of the course. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 8
649 WOMEN’S STUDIES (Offered 2014-2015)
1/2 CREDIT Grades 9-12 Elective
One Quarter This course will take a historical as well as a sociological view of women and women’s issues. Famous women in history, women’s suffrage, the feminist movement, as well as women in art, literature, and film, and the changing role of women in society, will all be examined. The course will use a variety of materials, including plays and novels, periodical commentary, film, music, historical and other primary source materials. Offered every third year. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5
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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Agriculture Education Business Education Family and Consumer Science Graphic Design Industrial Technology
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform various tasks associated with the management of agriculture operations and the proper maintenance of the facilities and equipment. Students will learn to operate tools and machinery used in industry. To earn completer status in Agriculture Mechanics, students must fulfill the concentrated cluster A or B and meet all of the state required competencies.
Agriculture Education consists of four programs: Agriculture Mechanics, Natural Resource Management, Animal Science and Horticulture. Each program consists of four units (courses) of study. Students are asked to complete the four courses in order to become a program completer. Some of the benefits of program completion are: knowledge of the subject area; more marketable skills when entering the job market; completed portfolio; and, in the case of Agriculture Mechanics, an articulation agreement has been entered into with SUNY Cobleskill. This agreement enables program completers to enter the college program as an advanced student. NOTE: Course enrollment may be limited by the requirements of safety, health, and sound instructional practices. Students enrolled in Agriculture courses are required to adhere to the CTE Department’s safety policy. Safety testing will be required for all students enrolled in courses involving equipment use.
Cluster B: Building Trades I or II Welding Equipment Repair /Maintenance Drafting, Metals, or Intro to Woodworking
Building Trades I
Building Trades II
T775-101 BUILDING TRADES I
Fall, 2012 & 2014
Semester This course is designed to provide students with basic understanding and skill development in the following areas: shop and equipment safety, design and fabrication, hand and power tool safety and operation, oxy-acetylene torch cutting, heating & brazing, and carpentry. This will be accomplished through a combination of class discussions and hands-on projects. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 9 T775-104 EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
1 CREDIT Spring, 2013 & 2015
Semester Through hands-on activities and projects, students will develop skills in many aspects of equipment repair and maintenance. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: alternative fuel sources, machinery lubrication, safety, service electrical systems, troubleshooting and problem solving and equipment fabrication. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T775-102 BUILDING TRADES II
Fall, 2013 & 2015
This course is a continuation of Building Trades I. Students will learn new skills as well as continue to meet competencies through hands-on projects. Topics covered include: electricity, plumbing, shop and equipment safety, carpentry, concrete & masonry, hand and power tool safety and use, oxy-acetylene torch cutting, heating, brazing and other agricultural projects. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 9 T775-103 WELDING
Spring, 2014 & 2016
Semester This course focuses on welding techniques using different style welders—MIG, TIG, ARC—as well as oxy-acetylene welding and torch cutting. This is done through repair, fabrication and construction of projects. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: basic welding terminology, shop and equipment safety, fabrication and design, hand and power tool safety and use, repair of farm machinery and steel fabrication. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8
This semester students will concentrate on chainsaw operation and related equipment. Students will learn forest terminology and then perform several different cutting practices. Other topics to be covered include tractor safety, chainsaw safety, equipment operations, and wood lot management. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T782-405 MAPLE SUGARING/WOODLOT MANAGEMENT 1 CREDIT Spring, 2013 & 2015
Semester The primary emphasis is on the maple sugaring history in New England and proper practices for producing quality maple syrup. Students will learn to operate the school’s sugarhouse, produce and bottle maple syrup. Other topics to be covered include tractor safety, chainsaw safety, equipment operation, and pruning and Christmas tree management. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T782-401 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Fall, 2013 & 2015
Students will be involved in improving wildlife habitats in the surrounding area as well as discussing the following topics: tractor safety, habitat establishment, chainsaw safety, conservation, wildlife management and endangered species. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T782-402 TIMBER CRUISING
1 CREDIT Spring, 2014 & 2016
Semester This semester starts out with sugaring; however the main emphasis is on trail maintenance, timber cruising and an extensive unit on equipment operation. Other topics to be covered include tractor safety, chainsaw operation, and pruning. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
This program is designed to deal with conservation and environmental concerns, while implementing different forestry cutting practices. Hands-on tractor safety, equipment operation, and chainsaw operation are an integral part of these courses. Students will learn about the effect on wildlife and surrounding environmental issues. Each semester has a main topic that will be discussed. To earn completer status in Natural Resources, students must complete four (4) of the six (6) courses listed below and meet all state required competencies: Wildlife Management Timber Cruising Logging/Chainsaw Operation Maple Sugaring/Woodlot Management Introduction To Horticulture Environmental Studies T782-404 LOGGING/CHAINSAW OPERATION
Fall, 2012 & 2014
1 CREDIT Semester
Courses in this program are designed to provide students with continuous handson learning activities that enhance classroom discussions related to the livestock industry. The work skills environment provides students with opportunities to make continuous management decisions. Each semester has a main topic that will be discussed, while introducing ongoing management practices involved with the schools livestock and facility. To earn completer status in Animal Science, students must complete three (3) of the four (4) courses from
Cluster A and one (1) of the four (4) courses from Cluster B and meet all state required competencies. Cluster A:
Small Animals/Intro.Vet. Tech.
Cluster B: Building Trades Welding Metals Introduction to Horticulture
This course is dedicated to the study of equine. Students will be presented with several different units related to equine science including, but not limited to: anatomy, nutrition, reproduction, equine uses, equine breeds, selection of equine, proper care and diseases associated with the species. Students will also be involved in maintaining the livestock facility as well as tractor safety and farm management. Students must take and pass safety tests prior to utilizing any equipment or tools. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 T785-404 SMALL ANIMAL/INTRO. TO VET TECH
1 CREDIT Spring, 2014 & 2016
Semester This course is a study of smaller species of animals—both farm and pets. Students will research and study a variety of small animal species and their needs. As well, students will be exposed to larger species of animals housed in the schools’ animal facility. Additionally, students will develop insight into the requirements of careers in the veterinarian career field, specifically related to small animals. Topics covered include but are not limited to: tractor safety, small and large animal handling, diseases, breeding and industry education. Students must take and pass safety tests prior to utilizing any equipment or tools. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8
T785-401 ANIMAL REPRODUCTION
Fall, 2012 & 2014
Semester Students will identify various species of farm animals and learn about their reproductive cycles. This will be accomplished through a variety of classroom and hands-on activities and projects. Students will be required to work in the schools’ animal facility as they learn proper care of animals. Students will be in charge of specific animals as they move through their reproductive cycles. Other topics covered include: tractor safety, judging of livestock, artificial insemination, breeds of livestock, farm management, livestock selection and breeding schemes. Students must take and pass safety tests prior to utilizing any equipment or tools. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8
T785-405 ANIMAL DISEASES & NUTRITION
Spring, 2013 & 2015
Semester During the first quarter the focus of the class is on the variety of diseases associated with animals. Identification of symptoms and proper treatment of diseases will be studied. The second quarter is devoted to the nutritional needs of animals as well as developing proper feeding schedules for the animals housed in the schools’ animal facility. This will include the investigation and study of the nutritional values of different feeds. Other topics covered include, but are not limited to: tractor safety, animal health, small animal diseases and health, and livestock handling. Students must take and pass safety tests prior to utilizing any equipment or tools. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 T785-402 EQUINE
Fall, 2013 & 2015
Courses in the Horticulture Program are designed to develop skills in several areas of horticulture. The study of and skill development for floral design, greenhouse management and landscaping will occur. In addition, work skills and habits will be incorporated into each course within the program. Students will learn skills associated with floral shop, greenhouse management, and landscaping careers. Students who successfully complete all four courses and meet all state required competencies will achieve program completer status. TA783-1 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
This course will offer the student an introduction to the horticulture industry. The primary areas of study are plant science, floral design, greenhouse management and landscaping. The school’s floral shop, greenhouse and the surrounding land are all used as labs for developing skills. Students will be responsible for individual and group growing projects. The class combines classroom instruction and handson experience with reinforcement of good work skills as a key component. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 TA783-2 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT
Semester This course will provide the interested student an opportunity to build upon the competencies developed in Introduction to Horticulture. Students will take a leading role in the planning and operation of greenhouse and grounds projects. Research using classroom technologies to pursue personal areas of interest will be encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to: greenhouse design and construction, woody and exotic plant identification, advanced propagation techniques, woody plant selection, planting and maintenance, and grounds keeping, planning and practices. Students must have taken and passed TA783-1 before enrolling in this course. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5 TA784 FLORICULTURE
Semester This course offers students the opportunity to expand on the basic knowledge and skills of floral design developed in Introduction to Horticulture. Areas of study include careers in the industry, types of floral shops, floral design mechanics, the history of floral design, pricing, flowering plant identification, contemporary designs, and shop operations. An emphasis is placed on exposure to proper work place ethics and skills. Students must have taken and passed TA783-1 before enrolling in this course. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5
Semester This course offers students the opportunity to expand on the basic knowledge and skills in landscaping developed in Introduction to Horticulture. Areas of study include career opportunities in the field, tool and plant identification, landscape design and using hand drawing and computer techniques, site analysis and evaluation, proper plan selection, project installation, landscape maintenance, and developing cost estimates. Students must have taken and passed TA783-1 before enrolling in this course. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
T040 KEYBOARDING/WORD PROCESSING
Semester This course is designed to assist students with the operation of the alpha and numeric keyboard by touch. Students will also be instructed in the keying and formatting of various documents for personal and business use (i.e. letters, memos, reports, etc.) Additionally, students will be introduced to spreadsheet functions using Excel. Throughout the course emphasis will be placed on keyboarding technique and production of high quality documents. Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8 T044A COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS
One Quarter This course is designed for students to extend their computer skills. Students will work with advanced word processing features, spreadsheet software and related programs to prepare various documents. Also, the importance of proper file management and computer equipment will be discussed and utilized throughout the course. Students will be exposed to the ethical and legal issues related to technology. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 7 T045 MARKETING I
Semester This course is a basic introduction to marketing. The principles and procedures are explored through theory and applications to give students an understanding of the different roles that marketing plays in the world. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: product development, pricing, strategies, promotion, customer relations, supply and demand, cash register operation, inventory control, and policies and procedures. This course may include additional time at Fall Mountain Creations, our student retail business. Recommended for juniors and seniors Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8 T046 MARKETING II
Semester 2 Marketing II is a continuation of Marketing I with focus on the field of retail merchandising from a business management point of view. Emphasis will be on small store operation and organization; creative personal and non-personal promotions; and selling techniques as well as merchandise planning. Students will use the skills and knowledge developed in Marketing I to operate FM Creations.
Business Education exists primarily to provide information and training for and about business for those students who may possess an interest in business occupations and need skills to deal with personal business situations. It is intended that a natural component of this goal will be an emphasis on the acquisition of technical knowledge and skills as well as the development of the learner into a productive member of society.
Students enrolled in business courses will need to have a signed computer use form in accordance to school board policy.
This course requires additional time at Fall Mountain Creations, our student retail business. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T070 ACCOUNTING I
Semester This course is an introduction to double-entry accounting. It is designed to teach the student how to prepare and analyze financial forms and records. The course introduces basic accounting concepts, and then progresses through two accounting cycles--sole proprietorships, and partnerships. The course helps to prepare the student for entry-level positions and further study in the field of accounting. Recommended for juniors and seniors with a “C” or better average in Algebra I. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T071 ACCOUNTING II
Semester Accounting II is an expansion of the principles learned in Accounting I. The major emphasis of this course is departmentalized accounting, plant assets, accrued revenues and expenses, corporate and partnership accounting, inventory control, and financial statement analysis. Increased competency in basic accounting skills is stressed. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 T085 BUSINESS AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT
Semester This course is designed to explore the concepts and skills necessary to run a successful business or office. Ethics, records management, communication, ergonomics, and entrepreneurship are just some of the topics that will be explored. In addition, specific skills will be introduced and developed. This course is recommended for students who have an interest in business and/or office careers. Proficient keyboarding skills are strongly recommended. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 8 T092 PERSONAL FINANCE
Semester This course will provide opportunities for discovering new ways to maximize earning potential, develop strategies for managing resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of saving and investing
money. Additionally, the topic of insurances and how they are part of a person’s complete financial plan will be included. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 4
T095 COMPUTER CONNECTIONS
One Quarter Computer Connections is a course that provides instruction in software concepts using a Windows-based professional office suite software package which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics and presentation software. Instruction in basic computer hardware and operating systems that support software applications is provided. Additional concepts and applications dealing with programming, software integration, Internet use, and future technological trends will be incorporated. Open to Grade 9 students who have not completed their portfolio requirements from Grades K-8 and students who have moved into the district and have not met the K-8 portfolio requirement. Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
Courses offered in Family and Consumer Science emphasize the development of all individuals to become competent consumers and productive members of society. Students will develop an understanding about contemporary daily living issues, nutrition, food preparation, sewing, interior design, child development, life skills and explore future career and occupational opportunities.
T864 SEWING, QUILTING & FASHION DESIGN
1 CREDIT (Offered 2012-13)
Semester This hands-on class is designed to give students an opportunity to develop their creative talents. Students will learn to use the sewing machine and other crafting techniques. They will learn what it takes to design, make and market their hand crafts. Topics will include quilting history and textile crafts, elements of design and fiber arts. Local artists and exhibits will be included when possible. Students will create several projects, design and make accessories, and fashion items. Students will supply some materials. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 T862 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
1 CREDIT (Offered 2013-14)
Semester In this course, students learn about the growth and changes of the child from pregnancy through adolescence. In addition to discovering characteristics of the newborn, students also study physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of the infant. The students will learn the various skills necessary in order to raise a happy and healthy child. This course is recommended for students who plan to pursue a career working with children and will especially benefit those pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education and Health Occupations. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7 T871 FOODS AND NUTRITION
Semester This course gives the student an opportunity to improve basic cooking skills in the areas of grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, and dairy. Students also learn about nutrition, vegetarian meals, kitchen safety, food sanitation, consumer shopping, etiquette and meal planning. The course includes some labs. The students will be expected to furnish some materials. Lab Fee: $20.00 Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8 T872 MULTICULTURAL FOODS
Semester This course is a continuation of Foods and Nutrition. Students will explore U.S., regional and global cuisine and ingredients to create a myriad of ethnic meals. This course will expand cultural awareness and taste experiences. Students must have taken and passed Foods and Nutrition before enrolling in this course.
Students enrolled in Family and Consumer Science courses are required to adhere to the CTE Department’s safety policy. Safety testing will be required for all students enrolled in courses involving equipment use and/or cooking.
Lab Fee: $20.00 Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5 T875 INTERIOR DESIGN
1 CREDIT (Offered 2013-14)
Semester Do you want to make the space you occupy your own? Learn ideas, principles and elements of creating your individual living room, dorm, apartment, room or house. Career opportunities in this field will be explored. Students will learn to use the sewing machine if desired. Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 7 T876 BAKING AND PASTRY
1/2 CREDIT OPEN TO Juniors and Seniors Only
One Quarter This course is in sequence with Foods and Nutrition and is designed for the students who wish to explore the fundamentals of the baking process. Students will be provided an opportunity to improve or enhance their basic baking skills. The focus of the class will be on baking techniques and other methods to create pastries and baked goods. Lab Fee: $10.00 Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 T877 SURVIVAL COOKING
1/2 CREDIT OPEN TO Juniors and Seniors ONLY
One Quarter This course is designed for juniors and seniors who will soon be moving out on their own, either to college or their own apartment. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to set and shop on a limited budget. Additionally, basic cooking techniques will be covered. The focus will be on nutritious meals created on a limited budget. Lab Fee: $20.00 Meets Student Expectations: 1and 2 T879 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
One Quarter This course provides an overview of the hospitality and tourism industry. The topics include: trends in entertainment such as food and beverage displays, event and party planning, food presentation and service. We will also investigate the travel and tourism industry including attractions, recreation spots and accommodation features of many resorts from around the state, country and
world. This is a fast paced course that will allow students to explore the diversity of career options in this booming industry. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 7
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The Graphic Design program consists of four units of studies (courses). Students are required to complete four of the following courses and meet program competencies in order to become a program completer. Some of the benefits of program completion are: knowledge of the subject area; more marketable skills when entering the job market; completed portfolio, career development and strong workplace ethics. Students can receive three college credits through Project Running Start at a cost of $150. Eligible students may apply for financial aid. Required: Graphic Communications Choose 3 of 4:
• Introduction to Electronic Publishing • Introduction to Computer Drawing and Illustration • Digital Photography and PhotoShop • Web Design NOTE: Course enrollment may be limited by the requirements of safety, health, equipment, and sound instructional practices.
TA711 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS I
Semester This course is designed to give students a general overview of the arts and communications industry through a hands-on approach. Students work through various activities including: silk-screening (t-shirts, posters), offset press production (memo pads, business cards), prepress production, desktop publishing (for print output), design and layout (promoting creativity), advertising campaigns and other projects. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year. Lab Fee: $15.00 Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8
TA712 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS II
Semester This course is an extension of skills learned in Graphic Communications I with more focus on individual activities. Students create their own projects to continue improving design techniques. There are also many outside projects available that simulate a real printing enterprise. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year. Students will continue developing a portfolio documenting personal growth over the duration of the program. Lab Fee: $15.00 to help cover printing cost Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 8 TA713 ADVANCED GRAPHICS /INDEPENDENT STUDY
Semester This course is for students who have taken and passed TA711 and one of the following: TA712, TA714, or TA716 and wish to expand their knowledge in the areas of computer graphics or print technology. Students must have permission from the instructor and have the proper forms on file with guidance in order to take this class. Lab Fee: $15.00 to help cover printing cost Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 8 TA714 WEB DESIGN & ADOBE DREAMWEAVER
Semester This course is designed to introduce students to designing aesthetically pleasing pages for the Internet. Each student will learn the fundamentals of web design through the use of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash & Fireworks software. Each of these software packages is currently being used in
industry to create powerful web pages. Students will have the opportunity to create an educational web site that may be uploaded to the schools server. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year as well as continued portfolio development. Students are eligible for three college credits through Project Running Start at a cost of $150. Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8 TA715 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
1 CREDIT Offered opposite Band 2012-2013 as a year-long course Offered opposite Choir 2013-2014 as a year-long course Also offered during regular blocks This course will give students a basic understanding of digital photography and image editing software. Units include, choosing the right camera, taking good pictures, processing and using digital images, and printing, sharing and storage of pictures. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard image editing and paint program for print and web design. Some of the projects include but are not limited to night photography, CD jackets, mouse pads, advertising layouts, wood engravings, and others. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year as well as continued portfolio development. Students are eligible for three college credits through Project Running Start at a cost of $150. Lab Fee: $15.00 to help cover printing cost Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8 TA716 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
1 CREDIT Offered opposite Choir 2012-2013 as a year-long course Offered opposite Band 2013-2014 as a year-long course Also offered during regular blocks This class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of desktop publishing. Students will use Adobe InDesign CS3 to create layouts. Through hands-on activities, students will learn to apply these skills and design knowledge to projects. Some of the projects include but not limited to creating flyers, booklets, posters, signs, tickets, laser engravings and others. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year as well as continued portfolio development. Students are eligible for three college credits through Project Running Start at a cost of $150. Lab Fee: $15.00 to help cover printing cost Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8
TA717 INTRO. TO COMPUTER DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION
Semester This class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of desktop publishing and commercial design/drawing on the computer. Students will use Adobe Illustrator CS3. Through hands-on tutorials and independent activities, students will learn to apply computer illustration skills and knowledge through the use of Illustrator to create various projects. Some of the projects include but are not limited to advertising layouts, clip art creation, laser engravings, character creation and others. Career exploration is incorporated throughout the year as well as continued portfolio development. Students are eligible for three college credits through Project Running Start at a cost of $150. Lab Fee: $15.00 to help cover printing cost Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
A person who understands with increasing sophistication what technology is, how it is created, how it shapes society and in turn is shaped by society is technologically literate. He or she can hear a story about technology on television or read it in the newspaper and evaluate its information intelligently, put that information in context and form an opinion based on it. A technologically literate person is comfortable with and objective about the use of technology-- neither scared of it nor infatuated with it. Technological literacy is important to all students in order for them to understand why technology and its use is such an important force in our economy. Anyone can benefit by being familiar with it. Everyone from corporate executives to teachers to farmers to homemakers will be able to perform their jobs better if they are technologically literate. Technological literacy benefits students who will choose technological careers--future engineers, aspiring architects, and students from many other fields. They can have a head start in their future with an education in technology. Students enrolled in Industrial Technology courses are required to adhere to the CTE Department’s safety policy. Safety testing will be required for all students enrolled in courses involving equipment use.
T701 INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING
Semester Woodworking can be a wonderful hobby or career. Students in this class will be exposed to the basic nature of wood, simple project planning, material preparation, fabrication and safe woodworking techniques, using both hand and power tools. Assigned and chosen projects Including woodturning, scroll sawing, simple boxes, small shelves, stools, serving trays, etc. will be some of the projects from which to choose. Reimbursement for some material is required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 T702 ADVANCED WOODWORKING
Semester This class will give students opportunities to engage in intermediate level woodworking through assigned and chosen projects. Teamwork, problem solving and an introduction to mass production techniques will be utilized. Some community service opportunities will also be arranged. Reimbursement of some material is required. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 TA721 DRAFTING
Semester This course provides an opportunity for students to develop some basic drafting skills. Part I will cover architectural drafting, architectural styles and house plans. The student will develop a set of house plans that stress energy efficient design and solar assisted heating. Part II will include a study of assembly drawings, working drawings and catalog drawings. Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8 TA723 ADVANCED DRAFTING
1 CREDIT Semester
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to develop drafting skills at a higher level. The student may pick two half-semester subjects from the following: machine drafting, electronic drafting, sheet metal drawing, cabinet drawing or architecture. Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8 T731 METALS
Semester This course explores career options and the processes involved with manufacturing metals. Part I covers the basic tools and techniques of sheet metal work, blacksmithing, brazing, arc and gas welding as well as some machine processes. In Part II, students will learn the basic machines and the procedures used in machine shop. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8 T733 ADVANCED METALS
Semester This course is designed to give the student further opportunity to continue metal work on an industrial arts level. The student will be able to explore careers in metals through the completion of instructor-approved projects. Students will be expected to supply some materials. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8
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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
Semester Students will learn hand building pottery techniques as well as developing skills on the potter’s wheel. All aspects of pottery manufacturing will be explored from its beginnings to firing the finished product. Emphasis will be on good design and workmanship. Students may have to supply some materials. This course serves as a requirement for the arts unit. Lab Fee: $10.00 payable the first week of the course
Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 6 A959 BASIC DRAWING
Semester Basic Drawing students develop fundamental skills in drawing using pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel and markers. Students work from observation, imagination and master drawings. Students consider the role of drawing in the history of art and as a means of personal expression. The intensity of the course is designed for students who want to develop in-depth drawing skills, who enjoy putting time and detail into their drawings, and who may be interested in pursuing art beyond high school. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 6 A960 ART I
Semester Students will learn to express themselves through the visual arts using a variety of materials. A wide range of skills and techniques will be taught with emphasis on drawing and painting. Some crafts and three-dimensional projects may be included. Students may be required to supply some materials. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 A970 ART II
Semester This course broadens the scope of what is covered in Art I. This course is intended for students who express an interest in continuing their studies in visual art. Students will continue to acquire and apply skills in the areas of drawing, painting and some 3-D media. A student must have successfully completed Art I. Students may be required to supply some materials. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4
The program of studies in art is organized to prepare a student who is interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts or who wants to develop his creativity and gain a better understanding of the fine arts.
A980 ART III- STUDIO ART
Semester A studio course for the student who has a serious interest in art as a future career, as well as for the individual who wants to continue in art for his own enjoyment. The course is set up for each individual to work independently in a variety of mediums of their choice. Students may be required to supply some materials. Lab Fee: $10.00 payable the first week of the course
Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 8 A990 ART IV
Semester This course is a continuation of Art III with emphasis on developing a portfolio for the student going on in art beyond high school. Others will continue to develop skills in the medium that interests them. Students may be required to supply some materials. All students are required to prepare and send a portfolio in for the AP committee to evaluate. Lab Fee: $10.00 payable the first week of the course
Meets Student Expectations: 6 and 8 A876 THEATER/ACTING
Semester This course will focus on several aspects of theater including rehearsal techniques, improvisation, scene study and character identification. Each student will participate in acting exercises, stage managing and other areas involved in theater productions. Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 6
will involve shooting, developing negatives and making prints. Final photographs may be mounted for display or submitted to the yearbook and student magazine for publication. A Photography portfolio will be completed by semesters end, which will highlight each students best work. This course fulfills an art credit. Photography is a demanding, project-oriented course; students will need to be highly self-motivated and self-directed. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7 A110 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY
1 CREDIT (Open to Grades 11 - 12)
Students must have passed the introductory photography course with a final grade of at least a C to be eligible for this course. This advanced course builds on the skills established in the introductory photography course. There will be weekly projects in both black-and-white photography and digital photography. There will also be weekly critiques to write, articles to read and vocabulary quizzes. At the end of the course, each student will present a portfolio of his/her best works including a PowerPoint slide show and a presence on the Internet at the high school’s web address. This course fulfills an art credit. Lab Fee: $20.00 payable the first week of the course
Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 7
TA991 VIDEO PRODUCTION
Semester This is a “hands-on” course for those students who would like to make a serious attempt at creating their own videos. Students will acquire the skills needed for basic video production. Students will learn: camera use, scripting, directing, lighting, graphics, and digital video editing. Students must pay a lab fee of $20.00 to cover the cost of digital media. Lab Fee: $20.00 LIMIT: 12 STUDENTS
Meets Student Expectations: 7 and 8
A109 PHOTOGRAPHY (Open to Grades 10 - 12)
1 CREDIT Lab Fee: $20.00 payable the first week of the course
Semester This course provides a hands-on introduction to both conventional photography and digital photography. Students will work on a variety of projects, such as portraiture, sports, landscapes and candids. They will also work with studio flash photography and digital photography using image-editing software. Each project
Independent studies may be available to junior and senior students by contacting their guidance counselor. In the event that an individual student wants to enter into an independent agreement/contract with a teacher to earn credits in an area of study not provided in the regular curriculum, the agreement must be submitted to the principal for approval. Students must apply for Independent Study through their counselor by May 15th of the prior year which they plan to pursue the special study. No credit for Independent Study will be granted without prior approval of the contract and parent permission.
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
Full year This performing group is open to any student in grades 9-12 who successfully completes an audition for the Choir director. The choir performs at three major concerts each year. Attendance is required at performances and occasional school rehearsals. The only prerequisite for performing groups is an audition by the Director prior to enrollment. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 A903C CHOIR LAB
Semester The Choir Lab meets opposite days of choir and is open to any student in the choir program. This course includes singing in small ensembles, the development of sight-reading skills, and singing music from many different styles. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 A905 MADRIGAL SINGERS
Full year The Madrigal singers meet one evening per week for two hours. This is a small highly selective performing group that sings a large variety of choral literature. The Madrigal singers are frequently called upon to perform outside of the school. The choral director makes selection. A prerequisite for performing groups is an audition by the Director prior to enrollment. STUDENTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO AUDITION. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 A902 BAND
Full year Membership in the band is extended to any student who successfully completes an audition for the band director. Consideration is also given to a balanced and full instrumentation. The band performs at all home football games and at several concerts and parades throughout the year. Attendance at these events affects students’ grades. The only prerequisite for performing groups is an audition by the Director prior to enrollment. Meets Student Expectations: 5 and 8
The greatest responsibility of our school music program is to provide enjoyable musical experiences and to foster cultural growth through: 1. 2. 3. exploration of the broad area of music itself: relating music to the cultural experiences within other subject areas: and allowing music to play a leading role in the creative and social development of the individual student.
All of the classes offered in the Music Department are electives. Each class is open to students in grades 9-12. The only classes that must be taken in succession are Music Theory I and AP Music Theory. **The only prerequisite for performing groups is an audition by the Director prior to enrollment.
A903B BAND LAB
Semester The Band Lab meets opposite days of Band and is open to any student in the band program. This course includes playing in small ensembles, the development of sight-reading skills, learning music theory, and playing music from many different styles. Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2 A901 HONORS BAND
Full year Selected Honors Band members participate in the band and agree to: 1. Auditions for NHMEA All- State or Jazz All-State Festival. 2. Expanded mid-term requirements (scales and solo). 3. Attendance and participation in a master class for your instrument or NHMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival. 4. Required participation in the Music recital program in the spring semester. Meets Student Expectations: 5 and 8 PLEASE NOTE: Students may not take both Honors Band and Honors Choir. Other combinations are possible (Honors Band & Choir, Honors Choir and Band). A910 JAZZ BAND
Full year The Jazz Band meets one evening per week for two hours. This is a selective group that plays rock, jazz rock, jazz and popular music in a big band format. A prerequisite for performing groups is an audition by the Director prior to enrollment. STUDENTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO AUDITION. Meets Student Expectations: 3 and 8 A907 MUSIC APPRECIATION
One Quarter The Music Appreciation class will lead students from passive enjoyment to active listening. This course will include music from the Middle Ages to the Romantic Period. The course will focus on perceptive listening to music as it exists in the real world. Students will recognize the different styles of music, appreciate their
different functions and develop a solid foundation for continued learning in areas of personal interest. This class is available to any student in Grades 9-12. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 6 A911 HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL
One Quarter Study of the growth and diffusion of popular music, Rock & Roll, and its surrounding culture in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & early 80’s, including historical events and movements, as well as trends in other arts. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 6
A908 MUSIC THEORY I
Semester This course is offered for the student who has a serious interest in the theoretical aspects of music. The course includes the study of notation, ear training, rhythms, melodic & rhythmic dictation, harmony, triads, chords, melodies, and different forms of music. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 7 A909 AP MUSIC THEORY
Semester 2 This course is a continuation of Music Theory I skills including dictation, harmony, form, and composition. AP Theory includes the study of chromatic harmony, score analysis and orchestration. Time will be spent preparing for the Music Theory AP Exam. Summer, weekend and vacation work is required. Taking the AP Test is mandatory. One half the cost of the AP test is the responsibility of the student; the remainder of the cost will be paid by the school district. Teacher recommendations and an evaluative instrument will be used to determine placement in the event that the course is overenrolled. Meets Student Expectations: 4 and 7
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Students interested in pursuing a four-year elective, which offers academic credit and community service, taught in the framework of a military organization, should consider enrolling in JROTC. JROTC emphasizes the skills of planning, organizing, and leading along with the interpersonal skills of communication, teamwork, and citizenship. JROTC affords cadets the opportunity to pursue college ROTC scholarships, as well as offering cadets interested in entering the military the potential for advanced pay grade standings.
I. Course Description: Today, students face tremendous challenges both in their academic pursuits and everyday lives. It is the intent of the JROTC program to enhance student chances for success in both academics and citizenship responsibilities. The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Providing opportunities for students to challenge themselves, by choice, both mentally and physically does this. In a classroom environment, cadets learn leadership, problem solving, and teambuilding skills. Then cadets are afforded the opportunity to practice these skills during periods of outdoor drill and physical training. By learning and practicing how to plan, organize, and lead, cadets master skills that will not only make them successful in school, but also make them successful in life. Extra-curricular, adventure activities further allow cadets the opportunity to develop these life skills to higher levels. Leadership, integrity, respect, duty, personal dignity, loyalty, honor, along with academic and physical excellence are among the qualities developed in JROTC. II. Course Goals: The course goal (mission) for Fall Mountain Regional High School’s JROTC program is to motivate young people to be better citizens through emphasizing and developing the qualities of: • Community Service • Good Citizenship • Leadership • Cooperation/teamwork • Problem solving The JROTC program develops the potential in cadets to pursue college ROTC scholarships or enter the military at an advanced pay grade level. 1. To stimulate cadet interest in American history as a means of personal development and growth, enhance national and regional identity and encourage study of the humanities. 2. To motivate cadets to become better citizens, understand technological change, become informed citizens and develop problem-solving/cooperative skills. 3. To identify and understand the political, social, and economic forces, which have shaped the destiny of the United States.
4. To develop leadership, cooperation and problem-solving skills, as well as commitment to good citizenship and community service. II. Course Requirements: Prior to being accepted into the FMRHS JROTC program, all new and returning cadets must attend an orientation meeting. This meeting will be conducted in late August, prior to the start of school. This orientation meeting is for both potential cadets and their parents. This meeting will explain the requirements and expectations of the course. JROTC cadets are required to perform a variety of community service activities throughout the year. These activities are specified in the course syllabus. Such performance will directly affect the cadet’s course grade and eligibility to continue in JROTC. JROTC cadets who meet FMRHS directed eligibility requirements may be awarded a Varsity letter as qualified members of the Drill, Raider, or Rifle Teams. JROTC cadets that successfully complete the first four levels of the JROTC curriculum (R001 through R004) may be eligible for 1/2 credit of PE (Physical Education). This determination will be made with the approval of SAI and Guidance department. Once enrolled in JROTC, a cadet must complete the course with a grade of “B” or better to continue on to higher-level JROTC courses. R001 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING I (LET 1) – College Prep
1 CREDIT Semester LET I is a course of instruction of the following subjects: The Spirit of American Citizenship and Army ROTC, Techniques of Communications (note-taking, study habits, test-taking, and oral presentation), Leadership, Physical Fitness, First Aid, Map Reading, American Military History, Your American Citizenship, Customs and Courtesies, Contemporary Issues, Drill and Ceremonies. (Prerequisite: Attendance at orientation meeting referenced in III above) Meets Student Expectations: 1 and 2
R002 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING II (LET II)College Prep
Semester LET II is a course of instruction of the following subjects: Advanced communications techniques, Leadership, Physical Fitness, First Aid and Hygiene, Drug Abuse Prevention Program, Advanced Map Reading and Orienteering, American Military History, Career Opportunities, Role of the US Armed Forces, Contemporary Issues and Leadership Laboratory. (Prerequisite: LET I with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 7 R003 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING III (LET III)-College Prep
1 CREDIT Semester LET III is a course of instruction of the following subjects: Practicum of oral communications, written communications in the Army format, Leadership, Physical Fitness, First Aid, American Military History, Your American Citizenship, role of the US Armed Forces, Contemporary Issues, Leadership Laboratory and Technology Awareness (Prerequisite: LET II with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 3 R004 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING IV (LET IV) College Prep
Semester LET IV is a course of instruction of the following subjects: Advanced techniques of communications to include classroom presentations, Leadership, Physical Fitness Instruction Techniques, Techniques of Drill and Ceremonies, Drug Abuse Prevention, American Military History, Career Opportunities (Resume writing and interview techniques), Command and Staff Procedures, Contemporary Issues and Your American Citizenship. (Prerequisite: LET III with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 3 IR005 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING (LET V) –
1 CREDIT Semester LET V is a course of instruction of the following subjects: Advanced techniques of communication to include classroom presentation, Leadership, Physical Fitness, Career Opportunities, Command and Staff procedures, Contemporary Issues and American citizenship. (Prerequisite: LET IV with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 6 R006 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING (LET VI) – Honors
Semester LET VI is a course of instruction where upper level cadets practice Leadership, Planning and Organizational skills they have mastered through LET V, while serving in a Command or Staff position. (Prerequisite: LET V with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 4 R007 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING (LET VII) – Honors
1 CREDIT Semester LET VII is designed as a course where upper level cadets apply Leadership, Planning and Organizational skills they have mastered through LET VI, as Command or Staff Officers. (Prerequisite: LET VI with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 5 R008 LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING (LET VIII) – Honors
1 CREDIT Semester Let VIII, the final LET level, is designed to afford upper level cadets the maximum opportunity to demonstrate all Leadership, Planning and Organizational skills learned. (Prerequisite: LET VII with a grade of B or better) Meets Student Expectations: 2 and 8
C HAPTER 10
North Country Driving School looks forward to working with Fall Mountain Regional High School students during the school year. Questions concerning Driver Education are to be directed to Samuel Bisson, North Country Driving School at (603) 352-8122.
994 DRIVER EDUCATION
¼ CREDIT Open to: Any student who meets the state/school guidelines FEE REQUIRED North Country Driving School is under contract with the school district to provide Driver Education classes at Fall Mountain Regional High School. Five classes will be offered during the year, including a summer course. Students may choose the class that is most appropriate for them, as long as the age and space requirements, as established by North Country Driving School, are met. Driver Education provides students with instruction in fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques and attitudes necessary for the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Risk management is stressed by viewing each driving situation as an interaction of visibility, time and space. Driver Education consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction offered concurrently with 10 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience and 6 hours of in car observation time. The sign-up procedure is accomplished through the Main Office. A sign-up list requiring interested students to provide their name, date of birth, grade and age will be posted for each upcoming class about two months in advance of the start of the course. Interested students must be on the list to be considered for the course. Students must meet certain requirements to be accepted into the course. These criteria include; grade and age (i.e. upperclassmen and older students accepted first), academics, discipline record and attendance. Students accepted into the course will receive a registration packet about two weeks before the start of the course.
C HAPTER 11
TECHNICAL CENTERS In addition to the courses offered at the high school campus, students are encouraged to consider programs offered at the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, Vermont and the Cheshire Center of Applied Science and Technology in Keene, New Hampshire. Students enrolled at the technical center spend one half of their school day in Springfield or Keene. Most programs run for the entire school year and involve two hours of instruction each day. Four (4) credits toward graduation can be earned for each year enrolled. A variety of work experiences, apprenticeships and advanced college credit for work completed await students of the technical centers. Listed below is a brief description of each program. Each program involves technical, academic and employability skill development.
S ECTION 1
Electronics: Audio/Video Production I
Full Year The first year of the AVP Program is broken up into “pathways” that run one quarter at a time (approximately 10 weeks each). On the first day of every quarter students get to choose either an Audio or Video pathway allowing them to customize their experience in the AVP Program and get the most out of their education. During Level II of the AVP Program, students will choose a concentration of either Audio Production or Video Production and remain within that concentration for the entire year. All pathways are offered either in-house at RVTC or online via the Distance Education Network. Prerequisite: None Electronics: Audio/Video Production II
Full Year Take your technical production skills to the next level. If you’re going to be involved in professional audio and video production, you need to know your way around digital audio workstations. Students will learn Audio applications for internet audio, video games, live sound, broadcasting, sound design for film and much more. Digital audio is everywhere. This course will give you the skills you need to get your start in the expanding field. Oh-yeah, don’t forget to tell Mom you get a science credit and opportunity to earn college credit when you take both years! MAT Audio Engineering II is offered at RVTC and online. To get more info about how our online courses work, visit our Distance Ed Home Page: http://www.rvtc.org.den Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Audio/Video Production I
RIVER VALLEY TECHNICIAL CENTER
RIVER VALLEY TECHNICAL CENTER
Audio/Video Production Business and Financial Services Culinary Arts Health Careers Hospitality and Recreation Management Human Services Industrial Trades Information Technology Law Enforcement Mechanical Design and Innovation
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Business & Financial Services I
Grade 11 Prerequisite: Keyboarding Skills
Accounting is the language of business. It is the planning, recording, analyzing and interpreting of financial information that provides an overall picture of the financial health of a business. This program allows students to learn the proper accounting procedures for all types of businesses from the corner store to the largest of corporations. As part of this course students will apply accounting
concepts using both manual and automated systems. Real life simulations will be used to give students on the job training and hands on experience doing accounting work for a business. In addition, students will learn several software programs in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access) and spend a considerable amount of time discussing personal finance. In preparation for the second year of this program, students will begin the process of creating a business plan which will be fully developed during the final year of this course and serve as the capstone project. All students enrolled in the Business & Financial Services program will participate in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and in the operation and management of the Campus Connection school store. Students may obtain a national certification in Customer Service and earn up to 12 college credits. Business & Financial Services II
Full Year Students in the Business & Financial Services II program study entrepreneurship and small business management. Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining that business. Students will focus their studies in the areas of business law, marketing, customer service, human resources, business ethics, and financial management. Each student in the program will create a comprehensive business plan for their own business venture during the first semester and then start that business in the second semester. Students will also continue to develop their skills in using the Microsoft Office software programs. Throughout the year students will participate in job shadows at area businesses that will extend their learning beyond the classroom. All students enrolled in the Business & Financial Services program will participate in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and in the operation and management of the Campus Connection school store. Students may obtain national a certification in Sales and earn up to 12 college credits. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Business & Financial Services I
Dining is a leisurely experience, but the process of preparing the meal is fastpaced. Culinary Arts is a highly creative area of study that can take you in many directions. This program offers studies in Culinary Arts for students interested in preparing for careers in the food service industry. The chef instructors of this program teach in the specially equipped commercial kitchen. The class operates like an actual food service facility. Students are taught to care for and operate kitchen equipment, while learning to prepare and serve food as they rotate. Our facility is designed to simulate the typical foodservice workplace. A large part of our training is developing employability skills: these skills include dependability, communication, organization, problem solving, and interacting with others. These skills are just as important as your practical skills to be successful in the program. After graduation, you can continue your education or head to work in an industry that is starving for culinary talent. Level One students learn the basics of safety, sanitation, knife skills, reading and following recipes as they rotate through the kitchen and bakeshop. Prerequisite: None
Culinary Arts II
Full Year Level Two students who are serious and motivated to continue their knowledge and skills will train in the kitchen, bakeshop and the café. They will have the opportunity to gain a national credential “ServSafe” through the National Restaurant Association. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Culinary Arts I or written instructor permission
Health Careers I
Full Year The Health Careers Program is open to junior and senior high school students. This program is designed to prepare students for success in further education in health care related programs and/or to provide the skills for entry-level positions in health care. The Health Careers Program allows students, while still in high school, to determine if health care is the career they desire. Instruction includes ethics of health care, communications skills, nutrition and wellness, body systems and hands-on training in patient care, emergency first aid, CPR and AED. See your counselor for credit information. Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra I recommended
Culinary Arts I
Grade 11 Full Year
Prerequisite: None Health Careers II
Full Year Students will continue their studies in the health career theme. Year two includes the VT State Board of Registration approved Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) program. Successful completers will be prepared to sit for the LNA exam. Students will participate in various job shadowing and clinical rotation experiences in a variety of health care settings. Completers of the Health Careers Program will be better prepared for rigorous post-secondary programs in a wide range of health care fields. In Health Careers II students will participate in an intensive field work experience in a variety of areas. A senior seminar will focus on the development of workplace communication, organization and time management skills. Students will spend time researching college choices. They will also be eligible for dual enrollment in college level courses held in the HC classroom. Successful completers will be awarded three fully transferable college credits in “Medical Terminology”. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Health Careers I, LNA or other certificate for entry level position in health care Hospitality and Recreation Management II
Full Year Students will continue their studies of the Hospitality and Recreation Management industry. As a level II student, you will continue to develop essential skills needed to be successful in business to include, but not limited to, event management, business communication, leadership, team-building, recreational activities coordination, marketing, sales, and employee relations. As part of the Level II class, you will work in the River Valley Café by serving and managing the dining room. Students will also spend time researching and visiting prospective postsecondary education facilities where they could continue their studies. Level II students also participate in an annual destination class field trip. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Hospitality I
Human Services I
Full Year The Human Services curriculum will provide the student with an opportunity to study human development and investigate social development issues across the human life span as well as those of people with disabilities. Students will gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to enter the human services system as a provider of services and/or care in the areas of early childhood, elementary education, gerontology, and special populations services. Classroom work will acquaint the student with professional and paraprofessional careers and occupations, interpersonal communication skills, ethics and legal issues, CPR and first aid skills, and human development. In addition to academic work, students spend time in supervised settings in various community agencies. Prerequisite: None
HOSPITALITY & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Hospitality and Recreation Management I
The world of Hospitality isn’t just about Travel Agencies and Hotel Keeping, it’s resorts, private clubs, cruise lines, event planning and there are over 200 more career possibilities. The Hospitality and Recreation program will provide you with an overview of the many fun, challenging and rewarding careers in the ever-growing hospitality industry. Students will pursue these interests through classroom activities, field trips, practical industry related experiences and guest speakers. Participating in this program you will gain knowledge and the necessary skills to seek employment within the recreation industry or to further your education at a post-secondary institution. All students in the Hospitality and Recreation Program will participate in DECA (an association of marketing students). Each year the Hospitality and Recreation Program plans and participates in a destination field trip. In the past, classes have been to Disney World, Florida, a three-day cruise to the Bahamas, New York City, and Virginia Beach to name a few. Where do you see yourself going?
Human Services II - Early Childhood Education
Full Year Human Services II prepares students to concentrate in one or more of the following areas: Infant and Toddler Services, Preschool Services or School Age Services, counseling or a specific concentration of the student’s interest. Students will learn to observe children, understand human development at various ages, develop skills to create a safe and healthy environment, and guide children through
various learning experiences. They spend extensive time placed in settings working with professionals in their area of concentration. Cooperative Education placements and apprenticeships are also available to level II students. Other opportunities include building student leadership skills through SkillsUSA activities and recertification in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Human Services I or written instructor permission
Industrial Trades I
Full Year This program prepares students for a variety of trade areas. Students will have the opportunity to acquire industry-based skills in: Electrical, Plumbing, and Welding. Modules of instruction include Electrical Safety, Electrical Theory 1 and 2, Intro to the Plumbing Trades, Plumbing Tools, Oxy-Fuel Cutting, and basic Welding techniques. Computer-based, industry-derived units and/or online components enhance learning with the use of technology. These units are supported in the lab with student practice, on-site projects, student-derived projects, and industry supported projects. Instruction also includes a set of industry-based core skills common to all trade areas (Basic Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Reading Blueprints, Communication Skills, and Employability Skills). The curriculum used follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER National Industry Standard) and AWS (American Welding Society) guidelines for industry. Independent, Critical Thinking skills are always at the forefront of this class in everything we do. Prerequisite: Algebra I or instructor permission
eligible to enroll in the evening related apprenticeship classes and, if their schedule permits, (and instructor recommendation), may be able to work in that related trade area through the Cooperative Education Program. Computer-based, industry-derived units and/or online components enhance learning with the use of technology. Using a hands-on, independent approach to a variety of performancebased projects, students will be prepared for cooperative work placements, apprenticeships, and leadership skills including participation in local, state, and national Skills-USA activities. Graduates may continue further educational opportunities to obtain industry certification (such as plumbing and electrical licenses or American Welding Society certification) within the Industrial Trades field, including two/four-year college programs or apprenticeship training, or they may seek entry-level positions within the trade areas. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Industrial Trades 1
Grades 11 & 12
Full year Website Development, Photoshop, Intro to Game Development, Programming, Animation Photoshop: Create artistic images and photographs using Photoshop. Add drama and depth to composite images. Use what the pros use to edit your images for print and web publication. Flash Animation: Go beyond the basics with Flash animation. Flash allows you to animate text, drawings and still images. Action Script, the Object oriented language built into Flash provides greater control. Flash can be used to create interactive tools such as navigation buttons and menus. Intro to Game Development/Programming: Learn the basics of programming as you develop a simple game. We will cover skills and concepts in Alice, a program which allows you to create a virtual 3D world while introducing you to methods, conditions, functions and control statements. With Alice you will immediately see how animation programs run while seeing the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in the animation. The final project will be the development of a simple game. Website Development: HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, FTP, Servers and more: these are areas we will cover in website development. This quarter will give you the
Industrial Trades II
Full Year Progress in the program will increase students’ knowledge within the class in Welding or Electrical or Plumbing depending on the students’ interest. Using previous knowledge from the Level I course, along with the desire to attain industry certification (welding), he/she can gain practical troubleshooting knowledge dealing with today’s common construction / commercial applications, or, be well prepared to enter further educational training after high school. Students wishing to pursue a career in the Electrical or Plumbing trades may be
“need to know” information as you develop your own website. Go beyond the boring “point and click.” Learn to customize layouts, control the style on every page from one location, insert audio and video files, turn a series of pictures into a slide show and many other features that moves your site from plain to one that grabs attention! Successful completion of “Technology Essentials” is recommended for enrollment in Hands-On Computers. College credit eligible through River Valley Community College. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills Hands-On-Computer Systems
Grades 11 & 12
Full Year Pre-requisite: Keyboarding skills; Basic computer navigation skills
This program offers an in-depth study of computer components and operating systems. All class members have the opportunity to build a complete computer system. Through a combination of classroom lecture, hands-on activities, and labs, students learn how to order parts, assemble and configure a computer, install software, and troubleshoot both hardware and software problems. Students learn best practice in maintenance and safety issues. Students will be responsible for maintaining computer equipment in the classroom and lab. All areas of study will incorporate best practice in maintenance and safety issues as they work in a cooperative learning environment Students will work primarily on Windows machines with limited exposure to Macintosh and Linux systems. Students will have an opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA at local, state and national levels. Students will be prepared for a national certification exam, CompTIA’s A+ and can earn up to three college credits at the River Valley Community College.
Full Year This program is a continuation of Law Enforcement I and is designed to acquaint the student with the procedures, techniques, legal concerns, and general problems associated with a criminal investigation. Merging classroom lectures and practical exercises in the program permits students to comprehend the various investigative procedures. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Law Enforcement I
MECHANICAL DESIGN & INNOVATION
Mechanical Design & Innovation I
Full Year Question: Ever wonder what an engineer does? What does it mean to manufacture something? Answer: Believe it or not, it really comes down to three words: Create, Innovate and Sustain. Engineers design a ton of innovative stuff that makes our lives easier, like computers, smart phones and automobiles. Manufacturers take the design that the engineers develop, and create products that you want to buy. Ultimately, both engineers and manufacturers have a responsibility to develop and produce products that can be sustained without jeopardizing our fragile environment. The Mechanical Design and Innovation Program at the River Valley Technical Center allows students to develop and master a wide variety of skills and competencies that define manufacturing and engineering in the 21st century. MDI is a real life, hands-on experience, where students gain confidence by solving/ overcoming problems and creating unique projects while building a solid foundation for a truly rewarding future. MDI Level II is open to juniors and seniors who have successfully completed Level I. MDI Level I Units of Study: Lab Safety, Manual Machining, Technical Mathematics, Blueprint Reading, Simple Machines and Mechanisms, Electricity, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Computer Numerical Control Machining, Layout and Benchwork, Parametric Solid Modeling, Precision Measurement, Technical Writing, Sketching and Drafting Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra or permission of the instructor Mechanical Design & Innovation II
Units of Study: Precision Machining, Robotics and Automation, Digital Electronics, 2-Dimensional Drafting, Rapid Prototype Generation, Computer
Law Enforcement I
Full Year Students in this level will get an introduction and overview of law enforcement. Through practical applications, classroom learning and technology, students learn what it takes to become a law enforcement officer. Topics covered include police work, court procedure and corrections with a priority in the overview of the criminal justice process. Prerequisite: Signed Medical Release Law Enforcement II
Numerical Control Machining, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Metrology and Inspection, Advanced Solid Modeling, Fabrication and Assembly, Senior Research Project Dual Enrollment Opportunity: During the 2011-2012 school year, the River Valley Technical Center will be developing an articulation agreement with the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI) Program at Keene State College in Keene, NH that will allow MDI students to gain up to 16 credits at Keene State prior to graduating from high school. A draft of this plan will be made available to parents and guidance personnel by the end of November, 2011. Final approval will occur during the Spring 2012 semester. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Manufacturing Technology I
S ECTION 2
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I
Full Year This course begins with the basic fundamentals of automobile engines, drive line and chassis. Systems such as fuel, lubrication, cooling, exhaust, ignition, and pollution control will be covered as well as types of transmissions, drive systems, and suspensions. Lab time consists of practical application of skills on lab components and actual work on vehicles. Recommendation: C or better in Algebra I or a course with equivalent component. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II
Full Year This course will apply the theory and skills learned from Auto I to a variety of vehicles. The teacher will assign specific tasks to be performed by students on a vehicle which will be inspected and approved when finished. Students who complete this program will leave with a list of competencies that may be attached to a resume or job application. Course content will include vehicle electronics, computer systems, fuel injection, and appropriate business practices. Prerequisite: Successful completion of competencies, grade of C or better in the first year program and teacher approval.
CHESHIRE CAREER CENTER
THE CHESHIRE CENTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Automotive Technology Carpentry Computer Maintenance and Repair Computer Science Construction Trades Cosmetology Culinary Arts Drafting and Design Early Childhood Education Health Service Technology Machine Tool Processing TV Studio Production
Full Year This program provides students the opportunity to gain skills and explore potential careers in Carpentry. Carpentry and other construction skills will be developed through the building of sheds and the start of the second year house project. Students will be involved in the theory and practice of construction as a profession. Construction projects will be the focus of applied learning through hands on experiential learning. Each student will develop leadership skills through the local Skills USA Chapter and will be encouraged to participate in local, State, regional and national activities. Prerequisite: Algebra I or concurrent enrollment or written instructor permission
Full year This program provides students the opportunity to gain advanced skills and careers in Carpentry. Carpentry and other construction skills will be refined through the building of a house. The student will be allowed to focus in an area of choice. Construction projects, cooperative work placements and apprenticeships will be the focus of applied learning through a hands on approach. Each student will develop leadership skills through the local SkillsUSA Chapter and will participate in State and national activities. Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Carpentry I or written instructor permission
• Web Design • Visual Basic • C++ • Android Web Design – 705
Semester A course in web page design starting with HTML and advancing to web page development software (FrontPage) this course looks critically at the design of web pages. Additional topics include history of the internet, ethical and legal issues regarding web page creation, online safety, career opportunities in web page design and construction. Students will learn website development, maintenance, updating, and security. Note: USB memory stick recommended for transportation of projects. Visual Basic – 73
Semester This is an introductory course in computer programming using Microsoft Visual Basic, a high-level computing language that is geared towards graphical user interface (GUI) environment of Windows. Emphasis will be placed on basic programming techniques (including variables, input/output, lists, loops, and simple functions), VB syntax, and problem-solving. Students interested in a career in computer programming or just interested in seeing what programming is all about, will benefit from this course. Students will write programs that make decisions, iterate commands, process input and output, and display graphics, and solve problems that require the use of a computer. They will demonstrate understanding through the discussion of programming and programming techniques. They will also find and fix errors, controls, variables, constants, and calculations and format data and calling event procedures. C+++ Computer Programming 739
Semester This course provides students with an intensive hands-on investigation of the programming language, C++.Students will develop understanding of the syntax of C++, program design, and programming algorithms through communication, representation, reasoning, making connections, and problem-solving using stateof-the-art technology. Topics include functions, loops, strings, arrays, and various searching and sorting techniques. Programming projects will be analyzed, interpreted, evaluated, and logically coded in C++ to reinforce the understanding
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE & REPAIR I
Full Year This is a hands-on class that focuses on computer hardware configurations and computer operating platforms. Students will analyze, diagnose and repair computer and computer related equipment. Students will have the opportunity to obtain A+ certification in this course.
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE & REPAIR II
Full Year This program will expand on the skills learned in Computer Maintenance I and with a focus on network configuration and repair. Students will have an opportunity to obtain Cisco certification in this class and are eligible to participate in Running Start earning college credit through the New Hampshire Community College System. Prerequisite: Successful completion of competencies, grade of C or better in the first year program, and teacher approval.
Computer Science CLUSTER Students who complete the following four offerings will be considered to be Cheshire Career Center two-year program completers. This allows students accessibility to Career Center information, services, and scholarships. Courses:
of the topics explored. Effective communication of programming techniques and understanding of the completed project coding will also be stressed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Visual Basic. Android APP Programming – 707
Semester This is the newest and hottest programming area in Computer Science. This course would teach students to use the Eclipse programming language to develop APPS for Android and Blackberry devices. Along with learning the language students will also learn how to use computer based smart-phone emulators to test their applications. This course will expand the knowledge of the KHS students looking towards a career in computer programming. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Visual Basic.
Full Year This course introduces students to career skills in hair, skin, and nail care. Teamwork, communications, reliability, and dependability are stressed as important job skills to obtain and maintain employment in the field of cosmetology. Students will combine reading, writing and discussion with practical application of elementary skills in the salon laboratory setting. COSMETOLOGY II
Full Year This course continues to prepare students who have completed Cosmetology I for an exciting career in a rewarding profession. Students will gain practical experience in the salon laboratory setting to accumulate approximately one-third of the hours required before taking board exams for a state license. Emphasis will be on technical knowledge as well as practical experience. Prerequisite: Cosmetology I and recommendation of the teacher. Note: There may be some minimal costs for materials and licensing fees.
CONSTRUCTION TRADES I
Full Year This course is designed to equip the student with the basic skills and knowledge to work in the diverse construction industry. Students will learn the safe use of hand tools and high tech power tools used in industry today through structured lab time. This course will also cover terminology and techniques used in the construction of today’s energy efficient buildings.
CULINARY ARTS I
Full year This course introduces students to the career skill set needed in the food service industry. Areas of study will include basic food preparation, sanitation practices, safety, nutrition, customer service, and basic baking. While operating a restaurant, the students learn how to prepare hot and cold sandwiches, soups, sauces and a variety of dinners in a real world restaurant. Teamwork, communication, reliability and dependability are job skills highlighted in the first year program. Skills needed to obtain and keep employment are core components of this course. Students will be required to purchase a uniform. The approximate cost is $65.00.
CONSTRUCTION TRADES II
Full Year This course is offered to those students who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge of the building industry. More advanced concepts and skills will be covered as students have the great opportunity to construct a full sized energy efficient modular house as a major part of their lab experience. Students will also be able to do work in the related construction areas of masonry, residential electricity and plumbing and heating. Blueprint reading and the ability to work from plans is an important part of the program. This course would be highly beneficial to any student considering a two year technical school or college in the area of building technology or engineering. Prerequisite: Successful completion of competencies, grade of C or better in the first year program, and teacher approval.
CULINARY ARTS II
Full year This course continues to develop skills in food preparation including soup and sauce making, meat cooking, and advanced baking. Students will develop job related skills in beginning supervisory management, communications, problem solving, cost, and quality control, inventory control, and special event coordination. Developing independent work habits is a critical part of the second year. Skills in food presentation, menu planning and labor relations are key components of this class. Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I and teacher recommendation.
3-dimensional design and objects, region and solid form modeling and make use of modeling and animation to bring to life early design problems and solutions. Architectural Design I – 843
Semester The Architectural Design program gives the student a comprehensive look at all aspects of architectural drafting and design while making use of various design software including Auto-cad 2010, Architectural Desktop 2010, and Autodesk Revit 2010. Course work includes such topics as room relations, floor plans, sections, elevations, and wall construction. Students will work on small scale plans, individual house designs, and work in small groups to plan and design small scale projects that include drawings, hands-on models and presentations for each unit. Architectural Design II – 844
Semester The second year program is designed to let the students study architectural design in depth. The students will incorporate skills they have learned in previous design classes. Course work for architectural design includes designing a multi unit residential complex, a light commercial building, and a student-researched house that also includes electrical design, heating & ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and presentation. Students will also make small scale models to assist in showing final architectural design. Prerequisite: Completion of PreEngineering and CAD and Architectural Design I Mechanical Design I – 845
Semester The Mechanical Design course work includes such topics as orthographic projection, dimensioning, auxiliary views, sectional views, and fasteners in Mechanical Design The student will make use of many design packages available to them including Autocad 2010, Inventor, MEP 2010, and AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite. Students will make use of these tools with assignments that challenge students with real world learning and designs. Students will work in small groups to design and build non motorized vehicles. Prerequisite: Completion of PreEngineering and CAD. Mechanical Design II – 846
Semester The second year program is designed to let the students study in depth many aspects of mechanical design. The students will incorporate skills they have
DRAFTING & DESIGN
Students who complete four of the following six offerings will be considered to be Cheshire Career Center two-year program completers. This allows students accessibility to Career Center information, services, and scholarships. Suggested course sequence: • PRECAD-Advanced CAD-Arch. Design I-Arch. Design II (Program Completer) • PRECAD-Advanced CAD-Mech.-Design I-Mech. Design II (Program Completer) • PRECAD-Arch. Design I-Mech. Design I-Arch. Design II (Program Completer) • PRECAD-Mech. Design I-Arch. Design I-Arch. Design II (Program Completer) Pre-Engineering and Computer Aided Design – 840
Semester This is an accelerated drafting course for students interested in pursuing engineering or design in college programs. The scope of this course is to cover all aspects of AUTO-CAD in design and problem-solving. This course will also make use of outside materials to challenge students in engineering problems. Some areas that are covered include drawing, editing, dimensioning, sectional views, blocks, plot designing and architectural layouts. It is recommended that students take Drafting (813) prior to Pre-Engineering and CAD. Advanced Computer Aided Design – 841
Semester This course will allow the student to work with new and advanced software in the solution of drawing problems associated with AUTO-CAD. The student will learn
learned in previous drafting and design classes and make use of computer-aided design to problem solve and study. Course work for mechanical design includes designing a stair climber, a non motorized vehicle, and a transport device that incorporates section views, fasteners, gears, dimensioning, tolerances and working and assembly drawings. Prerequisite: Completion of PreEngineering and CAD and Mechanical Design I
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I
Full year This course focuses on the development of skills which will enable the students to work effectively with young children and infants in the Cheshire Career Center Preschool and Infant Nursery. Preparation for college programs, parenting skills, increased self-esteem and job opportunities will be the result. Hands-on activities are incorporated throughout this program to develop critical skills.
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY II
Full Year This course offers opportunities for clinical experiences in a variety of health fields. Students may have the opportunity to participate in training programs in LNA or EMT-B. Students completing training programs may be eligible to take state and/ or national exams. Clinical time may fulfill college requirement for pre-acceptance experience for many health care programs. .Students will all re-certify in CPR/ AED and first aid. Prerequisite: Health Science Technology I and teacher recommendation Prerequisite: Health Science Technology I and teacher recommendation.
MACHINE TOOL PROCESSING
MACHINE TOOL PROCESSING I
Full Year This course is offered for those students who seriously wish to develop wageearning skills, attitudes, and understanding that will enable them to take a job in the field of machine trades. Work projects selected by the instructor and the student will be aimed at developing skills in machining parts to specifications provided on blueprints. Particular attention will be given to machine accuracy. Projects will be programmed to develop knowledge in procedures and operations outlined in the course curriculum.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II
Full Year This course offers students a chance to practice skills presented in Early Childhood Education I as they research, plan, and implement lessons in the laboratory preschool. Students will develop a high level of confidence and early education skills required to be successful in this occupation. Students will also conduct observations, assessments and lesson reflections as they become early childhood educators. Daily participation in our preschool is required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ECE I
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY I
Full Year First year students will be introduced to a variety of health care career roles and healthcare systems. First semester will focus on communication, human development through the life span, medical ethics, and patient rights. Second semester will focus on anatomy, physiology and pathology. Students will be certified in CPR/AED and first aid. Grade 12 accepted as space permits.
MACHINE TOOL PROCESSING II
Full Year This course is offered to seniors who have successfully completed the first year and have a genuine interest in a career in this field. Students will select or design suitable projects to develop machining skills. Math topics and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining will introduce the student to programming and operating CNC equipment. Co-op, on the job training in local machine shops, can be arranged for eligible seniors. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in the first year program, and teacher approval.
TV STUDIO PRODUCTION
TV STUDIO PRODUCTION I
Full Year Students will demonstrate and apply techniques in using audio and video equipment. Students will be introduced to story boarding and video editing techniques using computer software to create video scripts for broadcast presentations. Pre and post-production planning skills will be taught and students will interpret and apply industry terminology. TV STUDIO PRODUCTION II
Full Year Students will expand on skills taught in the first year program. Students will be exposed it studio layout, production and operation. Students will run a studio, and broadcast presentations to the school and community. Students will operate teleprompters, video switchers and audio mixers used in production setting.