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High School Courses-Summer School 2013


Language Arts I
Language Arts I is a full-credit course designed to meet the ODE standards for first-year high school Language Arts. This course incorporates the following:

·         An in-depth grammar study (units are interspersed throughout the course)

·         Composition units on personal and descriptive writing (including the writing process)

·         Literature units covering various short stories, poetry, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” one fiction novel: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and one nonfiction novel: “Night” by Elie Wiesel

·         Additionally, this course concludes with a cumulative, comprehensive “Word Journal” project, which the students work to compile throughout the course

Language Arts II
Language Arts II is a full-credit course designed to meet the ODE standards for second-year high school Language Arts. In order to register for Language Arts II, students must have successfully completed Language Arts I or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course incorporates the following:

·         An in-depth grammar study (units are interspersed throughout the course)

·         Composition units on personal, descriptive and narrative writing

·         Literature units covering the following genres: short story, poetry and nonfiction

·         Additionally, this course presents a brief Shakespeare unit and a closing unit about humorous literature and writing

Language Arts III
Language Arts III is a full-credit course designed to meet the ODE standards for third-year high school Language Arts. In order to register for Language Arts III, students must have successfully completed Language Arts II or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course incorporates the following:

·         An in-depth grammar study (units are interspersed throughout the course)

·         Composition units on personal writing, descriptive writing and the writing process

·         Literature units covering American Literature from the following periods and genres: Prehistory to 1750 A.D., the American Short Story, the American Novel, American Drama and American Poetry

·         In addition, this course presents a closing unit on research paper composition

 

Language Arts IV
Language Arts IV is a full-credit course designed to meet the ODE standards for fourth-year high school Language Arts. In order to register for Language Arts IV, students must have successfully completed Language Arts III or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course incorporates the following:

·         Grammar review (brief units are interspersed throughout the course)

·         Composition units on personal and expository writing

·         Literature units covering British Literature from the following genres: British Short Stories, British Poetry, and British Novels (choice of “Lord of the Flies,” “The Crystal Cave” or “Wuthering Heights”)

·         Literature units covering “Frankenstein” and “1984″

·         In addition, this course presents a closing unit on Shakespearean literature and an in-depth examination of “Macbeth”

World History
World History is a full-credit high school social studies course designed to meet the ODE standards for World History from 1800-Present. This course will examine the history of the world beginning with the achievements of the 16th century and continuing to current world situations. This course covers the following topics:

·         The Renaissance and Reformation

·         Exploring the New World

·         The Empires of Asia

·         The English, American and French Revolutions

·         Scientific, Industrial and Cultural Revolutions

·         The Age of Imperialism

·         WWI, WWII, and Their Aftermaths

·         The Cold War and Beyond

·         A New World Order

US History
U.S. (American) history is a full-credit high school social studies course designed to meet the ODE standards for U.S. History from 1877-Present. The students will learn how the events since the end of the Civil War have created the United States as we know it today. This course covers the following topics:

·         The Western Movement and The Gilded Age

·         Industrialization and Urban America

·         The Rise of the U.S. as a World Power and The Progressive Movement (1890-1920)

·         America in World War I and Post World War I America

·         The Great Depression and the New Deal

·         America and World War II

·         Post-World War II America and the Cold War

·         A Changing Society: 1960 to the Present

Government
Government (or American/U.S. Government) is a full-credit high school course designed to meet the ODE Social Studies standards for American Government. In order to register for Government, students must have successfully completed high school-level U.S. History or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course incorporates the following:

·         Foundations of American Government

·         The Constitution of the United States

·         The Federal System

·         The Legislative Branch

·         How Congress Works

·         The Legislative Process

·         The Executive Branch

·         The Federal Bureaucracy

·         The Federal Courts

·         Constitutional Rights

·         Citizenship and Equal Justice

·         Elections and Voting

·         Political Systems in Today’s World

·         Development of Global Economic Systems

Health
Health is a half-credit elective course designed to cover the basics of human health. This course incorporates the following:

·         Taking Responsibility for Your Health; Skills for a Healthy Life

·         Understanding the Consequences of Substance Abuse

·         Human Growth and Development

·         Consumer Health (Being a Healthy Consumer)

·         Understanding Disease

·         What to Do in an Emergency

·         This course concludes with an interactive Web-based unit called “The Virtual Body”

 

High School Physical Education (P.E.)
Physical Education is a half-credit elective course for high school students designed to teach activities that promote physical fitness and overall well-being. This course incorporates the following:

·         Taking Charge of Your Fitness

·         Nutrition

·         Body Systems: Maintaining the Infrastructure

·         Mental and Emotional Wellness

·         Fitness First Aid: Preventing Injury

·         This course concludes with a comprehensive summary unit called “Evaluating Progress: Continuous Improvement,” Sports and Fitness Discovery

Computer Skills
Computer Skills is a half-credit high school elective course designed to introduce students to the basics of
computers and their use. This course incorporates the following:

·         Introduction to Computers: Hardware and Software

·         Input, Output and Storage Devices

·         Processing: How Computers “Think”

·         Operating Systems and Windows XP

·         The Internet and its Usage

·         Managing Files and Folders

·         Introduction to E-mail

·         Keyboarding Skills and Assessment

Physical Science
Physical Science is a full-credit high school science course designed to meet the ODE standards for Physical Science. This course covers the following topics:

·         The Nature of Science

·         Measurement

·         Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table

·         States of Matter

·         Matter Properties and Changes

·         Motion and Momentum

·         Force and Newton’s Laws

·         Energy, Work and Simple Machines

·         Thermal Energy

·         Waves and Sound

·         Electromagnetic Waves

·         Lights, Mirrors and Lenses

·         Electricity and Magnetism

Life Science
Life Science is a full-credit high school science course designed to meet the ODE standards for Life Science. This course covers the following topics:

·         What Is Science?

·         Exploring and Classifying Life

·         Cells: Structures, Processes and Cellular Reproduction

·         Heredity and Adaptations Over Time

·         Bacteria, Protists and Fungi

·         Mollusks, Worms, Arthropods and Echinoderms

·         Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles

·         Birds and Mammals

·         Animal Behavior

·         Animal Systems I: Skeletal, Digestive, Circulation, Respiration and Excretion

·         Animal Systems II: Control/Coordination, Reproductive and Immune

·         Interactions of Life and Ecosystems

Earth Science
Earth Science is a full-credit high school science course designed to meet the ODE standards for Earth Science. This course covers the following topics:

·         The Nature of Science

·         Matter and Its Changes

·         Earth Materials and Rocks

·         Earth’s Energy and Mineral Resources

·         Views of the Earth: Landforms, Navigation and Maps

·         Soil Science: Weathering and Erosion Forces

·         Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

·         Energy, Work and Simple Machines

·         Clues to the Earth’s Past and Geologic Time

·         Atmosphere, Weather and Climate

·         Ocean Motion and Oceanography

·         Our Impact on Land, Water and Air

·         Exploring Space

·         The Sun-Earth-Moon System and the Solar System

·         Stars and Galaxies

Biology
Biology is a full-credit high school course designed to meet the ODE Science standards for Biology. This course features Holt online virtual textbooks and covers the following topics:

 

·         The Study of Life: The Characteristics of Living Things

·         Principles of Ecology; Communities and Biomes

·         Population Biology: Biological Diversity and Conservation

·         A View of the Cell: Cellular Transport and the Cell Cycle

·         Cellular Energy

·         Mendel and Meiosis; DNA and Genes

·         Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics

·         Genetic Technology

·         Life History: The Evolution Theory

·         Organizing Life’s Diversity

·         Viruses, Bacteria, Protists and Fungi

·         Plants: Diversity, Structure, Function and Reproduction

·         The Human Body: Protection, Support and Locomotion

·         The Digestive, Endocrine and Nervous Systems

·         Human Respiration, Circulation, Excretion, Reproduction and Development

·         The human immune system

·         Animal Structures: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms and Roundworms; Mollusks and Segmented Worms; Arthropods; Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates; Fish and Amphibians; Reptiles and Birds; Mammals

·         Animal Behavior

Chemistry
Chemistry is a full-credit high school science course designed to meet the ODE standards for Chemistry. In order to register for Chemistry, students must have successfully completed Biology or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course features Holt online virtual textbooks and covers the following topics:

 

·         The Science of Matter

·         Matter and Atomic Composition

·         Introduction to the Periodic Table

·         Formation and Types of Compounds

·         Chemical Reactions and Equations

·         Completing the Model of the Atom

·         The Periodic Properties of the Elements

·         Chemical Bonding

·         The Kinetic Theory of Matter

·         Behavior of Gases

·         Chemical Quantities

·         Water and Its Solutions

·         Acids, Bases and pH

·         Oxidation: Reduction Reactions

·         Electrochemistry

Introduction to Algebra
Introduction to Algebra is a full-credit high school Math course designed to introduce students to Algebra and meet the ODE standards for Introductory or Pre-Algebra. This course covers the following topics:

·         Basic Tools for Algebra and Geometry

·         Exploring Integers

·         Solving One-Step Equations and Inequalities

·         Exploring Factors and Fractions

·         Rationals: Patterns in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

·         Solving Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

·         Functions and Graphing

·         Understanding Ratios, Proportions and Percents

·         More Statistics and Probability

·         Applying Algebra to Geometry

·         Measuring Area and Volume

·         Polynomials

Algebra I
Algebra I is a full-credit high school Math course designed to meet the ODE standards for first-year Algebra. This course covers the following topics:

·         Exploring Expressions, Equations and Functions

·         Exploring Rational Numbers

·         Analyzing and Solving Linear Equations

·         Using Proportional Reasoning

·         Graphing Relations and Functions

·         Solving Linear Inequalities

·         Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

·         Exploring Polynomials

·         Using Factoring

·         Exploring Quadratic and Exponential Functions

·         Exploring Rational and Radical Expressions and Equations

Geometry
Geometry is a full-credit high school course designed to meet the ODE math standards for Geometry. In order to register for Geometry, students must have successfully completed Algebra I or the equivalent as a prerequisite. This course incorporates the following:

·         Reasoning in Geometry

·         Segment Measuring and Coordinate Graphing

·         Angles, Parallels, and Triangles

·         Quadrilaterals

·         Similarity and Congruence

·         Polygons and Area

·         Circles and Circle Relationships

·         Surface Area and Volume

·         Right Triangles and Trigonometry

·         Formalizing Proof

·         More Coordinate Graphing and Transformation

·         Constructions and Geometry

Algebra II 
Algebra II is a full-credit high school math course designed to meet the ODE standards for second-year Algebra. In order to register for Algebra II, students must have successfully completed both Algebra I and Geometry or the equivalents as prerequisites. This course covers the following topics:

·         Solving Equations and Inequalities

·         Linear Relations and Functions

·         Systems of Equations and Inequalities

·         Matrices

·         Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

·         Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

·         Conic Sections

·         Rational Expressions and Equations

·         Exponential and Logarithmic Relations

·         Sequences and Series

·         Probability and Statistics

·         Trigonometric Functions, Graphs and Identities

Business Math
Business Math is a full-credit high school math course designed to meet the ODE standards for Business Math. This course covers the following topics:

·         Gross and Net Income

·         Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, and Interest Calculations

·         Cash Purchases

·         Charge Accounts, Credit Cards, and Loans

·         Automobile Transportation and Housing Costs

·         Insurance and Investments

·         Record keeping

·         The Employee: Personnel Factors

·         Production and Manufacturing

·         Business Purchasing, Sales, and Marketing

·         Warehousing and Distribution

·         Business Services, Accounting, and Financial Management

·         Corporate Planning

 

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Linda Rex,
Apr 2, 2012, 8:21 AM
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