Osceola High School
Osceola Middle School

OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL COURSE GUIDE

Course Descriptions Section 1:  Agriculture, Art, Business, Career Academy, English, Family & Consumer, Health
Course Descriptions Section 2:  World Language, Math, Music, Phy Ed, Science, Social Science, Special Ed, PLTW, Tech Ed,  
                                                 Youth Apprentice

OSCEOLA

HIGH SCHOOL



2018-2019

Career Planning

& Course Guide



Principal’s Welcome


Dear Student and Parents:

The Career Planning and Course Guide:  

This guide provides information that will help students choose classes for next school year. Selecting the appropriate classes for each student is important as it may impact a student’s grade point average, eligibility to enroll in higher level courses, college admissions qualifications, athletic eligibility and career preparedness.   

My hope is that this guide provides you with helpful information that will assist in the planning process.   

What Students and Parents Need to Discuss:

  • What are the student’s interests?

  • What skills does the student possess that may develop into a career path?

  • What challenges does the student possess that may impact future goals?

  • What standard of living, lifestyle, and work environment is most appealing for the student?

  • Will the student attend a university, technical college, an apprenticeship program, the military, or prepare for a career directly upon graduation?

  • What financial considerations need to be a part of post-high school decisions?

Regardless of the student’s post-high school goal, it is recommended that a student challenge themselves through appropriately rigorous coursework while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.  Keeping options open as future plans change is best obtained through a high level of student preparedness.   

Who Can Help?

For questions regarding specific courses, contact the teachers.  For more generalized questions, the school counselors are assigned by student’s last name and listed below.   

Student Last Name School Counselors   

A-K Nathan Gehring

L-Z Sara Henke


Thank you for your active involvement in the registration process.  I look forward to a great school year for every OHS student!

 Sincerely,

Mr. Spiegel

Principal











Student and Parent Responsibility for Course Choices


Administrators, school counselors, and classroom teachers are pleased to assist students in grades 9-12 with high school academic planning. While school personnel assist in the process, the student and parent assume responsibility for the ultimate decisions regarding high school academic planning and course selection. If students have questions about scheduling for next year, they should contact the appropriate school counselor.


The scheduling process begins when counselors distribute this course catalog to all students and discuss high school courses/expectations. Students will each receive a copy of the guide and are encouraged to share, discuss and plan their high school program and course selection with their parents or legal guardians. These decisions are important and should be made following thoughtful consideration.


Counselors and other staff are available to answer questions and discuss the many and varied courses offered at the high school prior to students completing final course registration. NOTE: Please check the high school credit requirements. In addition, if there are questions regarding technical college and four-year college/university course requirements, please call the admissions offices of the particular college for which the student is expressing interest.


General Information on Course Offerings


The freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years in high school may be viewed as a single experience in preparation for the future. Students should plan a four-year program of study leading to continuing formal education or successful job entry. Course choices relate to a combination of factors including, required courses, aptitude and interests, as well as post-secondary education entrance requirements. We encourage student and parent discussion and joint decision-making.


Since entrance requirements vary significantly from one institution to another, it is never too early to become familiar with the specific requirements of the technical college, university, or college you may wish to attend. Preparation should keep open as many doors as possible. Admission to the university or technical college of your choice is often dependent on selection of the appropriate courses, attaining a certain grade point average/class rank, and ACT/SAT score.


If you have specific questions or problems relative to developing the best possible high school program, obtain assistance from your counselor.


Things to Know When Registering for Classes


  1. Courses offered will depend on the number of requests. Courses with low enrollment are subject to cancellation.

  2. Each student should write in 3 alternative classes to be used in the event a conflict occurs or classes are cancelled.

  3. Meeting all the OHS graduation requirements does not guarantee students will meet the requirements they need to enter 4-year colleges or universities. Students should check with the schools they are interested in attending or see their counselor.

  4. Students enrolling in a course, are expected to complete all trimesters of that class.

  5. Students who have failed a required course must re-enroll in that course at the earliest opportunity.


Drop / Add Policy


Student’s schedules must be finalized before the beginning of the school year. Students will not be allowed to drop classes once the school year starts. If a student drops a class after the school year starts, they will receive an F for the grade which will be recorded on the student's transcripts. The F will be calculated into student's GPA.



Post-Secondary Planning


Students should be aware of entrance requirements to two and four-year universities and colleges, and technical colleges, as they plan their high school program. Below, you will find entrance requirements for private colleges, the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Minnesota System, and 2-year and Technical colleges. Information about other schools is available in the School Counseling office. Study these requirements carefully; it is the student’s responsibility to be properly prepared.


Options After High School


Most careers require some education or training beyond high school.

  • 2 Year Community College  (Example:  Century College or UW Barron County or Chippewa Valley Technical College)

  • Technical College  (Example:  WITC New Richmond)

  • 4 Year College / University  (Example:  UW River Falls)

  • Military  (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard)

  • Apprenticeships  (Highly structured combination of on the job training and classroom related instruction. Programs range from 2-5 years in length and are available in a wide range of construction, service and industrial occupations.)

  • Employment


Four Year College/University


3 Factors a College or University will consider when admitting a student:

  1. Academic honors/ GPA

  2. ACT/ SAT Test Scores

  3. Rigor of academic coursework

Rigor of Academic Courses

Applicants are recommended to select courses beyond the minimum requirements. Students completing academically rigorous courses, including senior year, will be stronger candidates for admission.

Recommended Coursework for students planning to attend a 4-year college/ university.

                                

Minimum forRecommended
Course AreaApplicationfor Admission
English44+
Math (Alg, Geo, Alg 2)44+
Social Studies44+
Science44
(Ag Science does not count)
Single Foreign Language24
Additional Academic/Fine Arts22+
Core Units1722+



Applicants are expected to achieve a high-level of performance in the course work they pursue. This includes:

Rigor of coursework

A minimum of the academic courses listed above, including any appropriate AP courses.

Grade Trends

An increasingly strong academic record improves the likelihood of admission; a downward trend diminishes it.

Class Rank / GPA

Please see our class rank/laude page for more information.

Non-academic Qualifications

Numbers alone do not determine admissibility. Universities look for students with special or unique talents, who give of themselves, and who learn outside the classroom as well as inside. Please remember, however, that while non-academic indicators will make a good applicant strong, they will never make an academically weak applicant admissible.

Some Non-academic Areas

Extracurricular Activities, Leadership Experience, Community Service, Special Talents/Abilities, Personal Characteristics


University of Minnesota System Requirements


Admission to the University of Minnesota is competitive. All freshman admission decisions are based on an overall assessment of each applicant’s academic record and individual circumstances. Primary factors considered in reviewing an application are completion of required courses (see below), class rank, grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, and rigor of the curriculum, including 12th grade coursework in progress. Secondary factors, such as leadership, community service, and extenuating circumstances will also be considered.


A very strong curriculum during high school will enhance your success in college. Your senior year is very important. Students are expected to continue with academic coursework, including math and science, for all four years of high school. IN addition, they expect students maintain their strong academic performance through graduation. Admission to the U of M System is competitive, so successful applicants typically exceed the requirements listed below.


All applicants are expected to have completed, at a minimum, the university’s high school course preparation requirements:

  • Four years of English, with emphasis on writing, including instruction in reading and speaking skills, and in literary understanding and appreciation.

  • Four years of Math, including one year each of elementary algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra; examples of 4th yr. math include calculus, pre-calculus.

  • Three years of Science, including one year each of biological and physical science, and including laboratory experience;

  • Three years of Social Studies, including one year each of geography (or a course that includes a geography component such as World Studies), one year of U.S. History, one semester of U.S. History and one semester of Civics.

  • Two years of a single second language.

  • One year of visual or performing arts, including instruction in the history and interpretation of the art form (e.g., theater arts, music, band, chorus, orchestra, drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, etc.).


For information and admission requirements for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities contact:

University of Minnesota Schools                 www.umn.edu

                Minnesota State Colleges and Universities www.mnscu.edu


Private College Admission Requirements


The strongest candidates for admission have taken four years of English, and three or more years of mathematics, natural science, and social science. Most students go beyond this minimum, taking advantage of AP, enriched, honors, and accelerated courses. Some private colleges may expect two or more years of a foreign language. The greater the number of courses taken in the subjects listed above, the stronger the application. Private schools recognize achievement in the arts and encourage students competent in them to submit evidence of their work. For specific admission requirements at Wisconsin Private Schools, please go to www.privatecollegezone.org.  


2 Year College/Technical College

2 Year College

2-year colleges provide a start towards a bachelor’s degree.  To be admitted to a 2-year college, students must graduate high school.  They provide small classes, lower tuition, and allow students to transfer to any 4-year campus if he/she meets the transfer student requirements at the 4-year college/university.


Technical College

Technical colleges provide education and training for the majority of hands on and high-skill jobs.  Students may earn a certificate, diploma, or Associate's Degree.  To apply for admission to an Associate Degree program or Diploma program, the applicant must have accomplished one of the following:

  • Graduation from high school;

  • Or completion of an accredited high school equivalency program;

  • Or completion of a GED or HSED.


Many programs at technical colleges have additional requirements for admission.  Some have specific course requirements; some require that the applicant achieve a “C” or better grade in those courses.  Refer to the program listings in the course catalog or on the college’s website for a description of admission requirements to specific programs.


For information and admission requirements for WI and MN Technical and Community Colleges contact:

Minnesota Colleges                 www.mnscu.edu

Wisconsin Technical Colleges www.witechcolleges.org  

                Wisconsin Colleges                 www.uwc.edu


College Entrance Exams


Required exams for all 4-year colleges.

ACT – Most widely used college entrance exam. It assesses high school students’ general education development and their ability to complete college level work. All juniors are required to take the ACT in the winter of their junior year.

ACT Scores:  Class of 2017 – 122 Students tested

English Math Reading     Science Composite

                OHS 19.6         20.1             20.6 21.1 20.5

                STATE 19.7         20.4             20.6 20.9 20.5


SAT – Typically only needed if applying to schools on the East or West coasts. It assesses critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students have developed over time and will need to be successful in college.

Check with your colleges of choice to see which test that college prefers. The best way to prepare for the ACT and /or SAT is to take a rigorous course load while in high school.


Transcripts - Parchment

For graduating classes of 2017 and earlier, please visit: http://www.parchment.com/ to create an account to request and send a transcript.  Transcripts are currently $3.33 per destination.

For graduating classes of 2018 and beyond, please login to your ACP Career Cruising account to request and send a transcript.  At this time there is no cost to send transcripts.  For help with your Career Cruising login information, please see your school counselor.  For more information on Career Cruising or Scrip-Safe, please visit: https://public.careercruising.com/en/;  http://www.scrip-safe.com/

 

NCAA Clearinghouse


NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses. 16 Core Courses:

4 years of English.

3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).

2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).

1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.

2 years of social science.

4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy).


NCAA Division II requires 16 core courses. 16 Core Courses:

3 years of English.

2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).

2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).

3 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.

2 years of social science.

4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non doctrinal religion/philosophy).


For more information about collegiate athletics, please see your coach or counselor.

Academic Letters


Academic Criteria:  

  • Must maintain a semester GPA of 3.75 in three back to back trimesters.  This can start with the last trimester of the prior year

  • Must be enrolled in 5 academic classes per trimester.

Academic Letters:

  • Awarded an Academic “O” the first time the student meets the criteria.

  • A Chevron is awarded every trimester you maintain the Semester GPA of 3.75 while taking 5 academic classes after earning the letter.

  • A Star is awarded every trimester you maintain the Semester GPA of 3.9 while taking 5 academic classes after earning the letter.

Displaying Academic Letters:

  • Students may choose to sew them onto their varsity letter jackets overlapping the athletic “O” with the academic “O”.


Subject

Osceola High School Graduation Requirements

Subject

Minimum Admission Requirements for University of Wisconsin Schools

Verify specific admission requirements  for each university


English

4 Credits including:

  • English 9 (1 credit)

  • English 10 (1 credit)

  • 1 credit junior year

  • 1 credit senior year

1.5 credits junior and senior years must contain one course in each of the following categories:

  • 0.5 credits of writing

  • 0.5 credits of speaking

  • 0.5 credits of literature

English

4 Credits

Social Studies

3 Credits including:

  • US History (1 credit-9th grade)

  • World Wars (0.5 credits-10th grade)

  • General Psychology (0.5 credits-10th grade)

  • Sociology (0.5 credits-11th grade)

  • Civics (0.5 credits-11th grade)

Social Studies

3 Credits

Science

3 Credits including:

  • Pre-Chemistry (0.5 credits-9th grade)

  • Pre-Physics (0.5 credits-9th grade)

  • General Biology (0.5 credits-10th grade)

  • Cell Biology (0.5 credits-10th grade)

  • 1 additional science/ag science credit, student’s choice

Natural

Sciences

3 Credits

(must have lab based courses, typically ag science does not meet this requirement)

Math

3 Credits

Math

3 Credits

(Algebra I, Geometry, and Higher)

Physical

Education

1.5 Credits including:

  • 0.5 credits of Phy Ed 9

  • 0.5 credits of Phy Ed 10

  • 0.5 additional credits, student’s choice

World Language

Some 4 year colleges require 2 years

of  the same foreign language

(Verify the language requirements for the school(s) you are interested in attending)

Health

0.5 Credits:

  • 10th grade requirement

Electives

Students may complete remaining credits in above content areas as well as fine arts, computer science and other academic areas  

Business Education

1 Credit including:

  • Computer Applications (0.5 credits-9th grade)

  • Financial Planning (0.5 credits-10th grade)

Electives

Remaining credits may come from any content area including those listed above  

  Other   

ACT/SAT entrance exam is required for admission to all four year universities  

Minimum

Credits

17

Total Credits

25.5

 

OHS Four-Year Planning Document 17-18



Freshman Year Courses for each Trimester

1

English 9

1

English 9

1

Computer Apps

2

Math

2

Math

2

US History

3

PE 9

3

Pre-Physics

3

Pre-Chemistry

4

Elective

4

US History

4

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

Music


Music


Music


Sophomore Year Courses for each trimester

1

English 10

1

English 10

1

Health

2

General Biology

2

General Psychology

2

World Wars  


3

Math

3

Cell Biology

3

Math

4

Elective

4

Elective

4

PE 10

5

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

Music


Music


Music


Junior Year Courses for each trimester

1

English elective

1

English elective

1

PE elective (11 or 12)  

2

Math

2

Math

2

Financial Planning

3

Science elective

3

Sociology

3

Civics

4

Elective

4

Science elective

4

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

Music

 

Music


Music


Senior Year Courses for each trimester

1

English elective

1

English elective

1

PE elective (11 or 12)

2

Elective

2

Elective

2

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

4

Elective

4

Elective

4

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

5

Elective

Music

Music


Music


OHS Laude System


The purpose of the Laude System is to reward students for the rigor of their academic program as well as their success in that program.


Award Levels

There are three levels of awards

  • Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Honor/Distinction)

  • Magna Cum Laude (With Great Honor/Distinction)

  • Cum Laude (With Honor/Distinction)

Initial Implementation

The Laude System will be implemented with the class of 2020

Minimum GPA

To be considered for a Laude award, the student must have a cumulative GPA after the second semester of their senior year of a 3.4 or higher

Laude Score

A student’s Laude score will be determined by multiplying: 1) the student's cumulative GPA after 2nd semester senior year by 2) the number of honors points associated with the “advanced” courses through the end of their senior year.  Each approved course has a designated honors point assigned to it.

Score Breaks

There will be no rounding of Laude Scores

  • 44+ for Summa Cum Laude

  • 34-43.9 for Magna Cum Laude

  • 22-33.9 for Cum Laude

Exceptions

Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for students with unique circumstances, including but not limited to: study abroad, college course load, virtual learning, etc…

Students wishing individual consideration of their unique situation must make application to the Principal by Feb. 1st of his/her senior year.

Examples

Possible Combinations for Cum Laude:

  • 3.4 GPA and 8 laude points

  • 3.75 GPA and 7 laude points

  • 4.0 GPA and 5.5 laude points

Possible Combinations for Magna Cum Laude

  • 3.4 GPA and 12 laude points

  • 3.75 GPA and 10 laude points

  • 4.0 GPA and 8.5 laude points

Possible Combinations for Summa Cum Laude

  • 3.4 GPA and 14 laude points

  • 3.75 GPA and 12 laude points

  • 4.0 GPA and 11 laude points

Sample

GPA= 3.455

Courses: AP Biology (2), AP Chemistry (2), Principles of Engineering (2), Business Law (1), CAP’s (1), Metals II (1), AP Language (2), Honors Geometry (1)= 12

Calculation: 3.455 X 12= 41.46, Magna Cum Laude

.

OHS Courses for Laude Recognition

Department

Course Title

Points

Business

Accounting I

Desktop Publishing

Business Law

2

1

1

Career and Technical Ed

Metals II

Principles of Engineering

and Design

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

1

2


2

2


English

AP English

3 (3 trimester class)

Foreign Language

AP Spanish

French IV

Spanish 3

French 3

2

2

2

2

Math

AP Stats

AP  Calculus

Honors Algebra

Honors Geometry

3 (3 trimester class)

3 (3 trimester class)

2

2

Music

4 years of band and choir together

4 years of band and ensemble

4 years of choir and ensemble

1

1

1

Science

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

Human Anatomy and Physiology

3 (3 trimester class)

2

3 (3 trimester class)

2

Social Studies

AP US History

AP Politics

AP Psychology

3 (3 trimester class)

2

2

Youth Options, Online AP Courses, Youth Apprenticeships, Distance Learning, Study Abroad, Transfer Credit


Determined on individual basis by principal upon application for consideration by student.


Students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA which is calculated after their first semester their senior year in order to qualify for laude.



OHS Advanced Placement Courses


What is Advanced Placement?

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses allow students to enroll in rigorous, college-level courses while in high school.  The potential for college credit is determined based on the AP exam score (generally a score of 3 or higher earns college credit).   

AP exams take place once each year over the course of two weeks in May.  The college credit that is awarded is specific to each institute of higher education and detailed information for how each institution awards AP credit may be found at: apstudent/collegeboard.org/creditandplacement

For private colleges/universities in Wisconsin as well as out of state schools, it is best to research the individual schools as the credits granted are specific to each respective college/university.

 

More information on the AP Program may be found here:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org


E= available for everybody who meets the AP entrance requirements   

 

Course

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

AP Biology

Based on Criteria

E

E

AP Calculus AB

E

E

AP Chemistry

E

E

AP French

E

E

AP Language

E

E

AP Psychology

E

E

AP Comparative Politics

E

E

AP US History

E

E

E

AP Statistics

E

E

AP Spanish



E

E

AP Physics

E

E











.APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

Students who take an AP course will be better prepared for the rigor and responsibilities of college and can potentially earn college credit.  In effort to make Advanced Placement candidates and their parents more aware of the requirements necessary to achieve success in AP college-level courses, it is required that both students and parents carefully read, fill out, and sign this agreement.


Success in an Advanced Placement course requires a student to:

  • Make a yearlong commitment to the course

  • Maintain a “C” or better in the class

  • Have good attendance

  • Accept responsibility for learning outcomes and exercise the self-discipline and motivation to meet the following expectations:

    • Extensive reading, viewing, and discussing high level work

    • Extensive and varied writing, including documented papers

    • Extra study hours

  • Balance AP workload (recommended maximum of 3 AP courses) with the rest of their academic schedule, commitments, extracurricular activities, clubs, and part time jobs

  • Strongly investigate taking the AP exam

  • Complete assigned summer work prior to the start of school


AP Registration Criteria:

  • GPA- 3.0 in core classes

  • Instructor Consent required for all courses

  • SEE BACK PAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASS REQUIREMENTS


AGREEMENT:  Please consider and agree to the following statements:

  • I have had a conversation with my current teacher about my chances for success in this class.

  • I understand that after June 1, 2018, dropping this class is NOT an option unless there are    

 extenuating circumstances and it is approved by both my parent/guardian and my counselor.

  • If selected to take this course, I intend to complete any summer reading and/or homework

 assignments.  If I do not complete the assignments, I understand that this will impact my grade

 and that dropping the class is not an option.

  • I understand the expectations for AP courses are very rigorous and will require a superior effort   

             throughout the entire course.

  • I understand that I am encouraged to take the AP test in May and I intend to take the test.  (Fee

 reductions are available if you receive free or reduced lunch.)


Student Signature ___________________________________________   Date ________________


Parent/Guardian Signature ____________________________________ Date ________________




                  Recommended Advanced Placement Entrance Criteria -

AP Calculus-

  • B or better in Algebra II

  • Have passed Pre-calculus (C+ or better)

  • Math MAP: 246

  • Aspire Math: 432

  • Current math teacher signature



AP Statistics-

  • C+ or better in both semesters of Algebra II

  • Math MAP: 246

  • Aspire Math:  432

  • Current math teacher signature

  • May take concurrently with Algebra II with teacher consent


AP Biology-

  • B+ in Biology and is either enrolled or had Chemistry

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Science: 432


AP Chemistry-

  • B+ or better in Chemistry

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Science: 432



AP Physics-

  • Geometry and be in enrolled in Algebra II

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Math MAP: 246

  • Aspire Math: 432

  • Aspire Science: 432





AP Psychology-

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Reading: 428

  • Aspire Writing: 428



AP Politics-

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Reading:428

  • Forward Social Studies: Proficient

  • Aspire Writing:428



AP US History-

  • B+ in 9th and 10th grade History class

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Reading: 428

  • Forward Social Studies: Proficient



AP English-

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Reading: 428

  • Aspire English: 428

  • Aspire Writing: 428



AP Spanish-

  • B average in Spanish III

  • Lexile: 1200+

  • Aspire Reading: 428

  • Aspire English: 428

  • Aspire Writing: 428


*Please note that these scores are used as a guideline.  Teachers must sign off and recommend students for an AP class

in the event they did not make the cut scores in a certain area.


Student Scores:

All student data can be found on Family Access.  Students must fill in their data prior to getting course approval from the teacher.  All scores will be double checked in order to ensure success in the Advanced Placement classes.


Scores:


MAP Math (246)__________

Aspire Math (232) __________

Aspire Science (432) ________

Aspire Writing (428)________

Lexile(1200)__________

Aspire Reading (428)________

Aspire English (428)_________




Students are encouraged to take no more than 2 AP classes in a given year.  Principal consent is required in order to take a 3rd AP class in a given school year.


AP Course 1: _______________________________________


___________________________________ ______________________________

   Teacher’s Name Teacher’s Signature




AP Course 2: _______________________________________


___________________________________ ______________________________

   Teacher’s Name Teacher’s Signature




AP Course 3: _______________________________________


___________________________________ ______________________________

   Teacher’s Name Teacher’s Signature


___________________________________

   Principal Signature




Articulated & Transcripted Credit Agreements


Below is a master list of advanced standing credit agreements. If students earn a B or better in any of the following courses at OHS, they can earn college credit at any of the 16 WITC campuses.



SECONDARY COURSE(S)

AND INSTRUCTOR(S)

WITC COURSE(S)

AND LOCATIONS OFFERED

CREDITS

                Business

Accounting I

Instructor: Larry Benitz

10101115 Accounting Principles (All campuses)

3

Computer Applications

Instructor: Amy Krenz

10106181 Keyboarding (All campuses)

and

10103128 Introduction to Computers-Windows

1

and

1

Computer Applications and

Desktop Publishing Plus

Instructor: Amy Krenz

10106110 Document Formatting (All campuses)

2

Desktop Publishing Plus

Instructor: Amy Krenz

10106127 Desktop Publishing (All campuses)

2

                  General Studies

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Instructor: Theresa Ellefson

10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology (All campuses)

4

                    Trade and Technical

Metals I and II

Instructor: Joe Letko

32442307 Welding for Mechanics (New Richmond)

2

                 Agriculture

Animal Science

Instructor: Paul Jakupciak

31091348  Dairy Cattle Management (Rice Lake)

2


By blending preparation in academic and technical courses, students can prepare for the advanced courses required by two-year technical colleges or for employment in a more technological society. Several articulation agreements between Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) and Osceola High School allow students to receive advanced standing in certain programs.


That is a savings of $146 per credit.



Early College Credit Program (ECCP)

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Youth Options and Course Options programs will be replaced with the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) for students who enroll in a UW System or a private, nonprofit college. Students in grade 9-12 may take one or more (nonsectarian) courses and earn both high school and college credit.



Start College Now

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Youth Options and Course Options programs will be replaced with Start College Now. Students will be allowed to take college courses through the Start College Now program at Wisconsin Technical Colleges.  


Applications for enrollment must be made by March 1 for the fall semester, and by October 1 for courses to be taken during the spring semester. Information regarding the process and procedures is available on DPI’s website.


Project Lead The Way


PLTW is a pre-engineering program designed on a four-year sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory math and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. The basic courses are: [Intro to Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Principles of Engineering and Engineering Design and Development.] Some engineering schools give advanced standing for completion of PLTW coursework. PLTW is helpful to students who are on a Course of Study within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Pathway.

OHS Virtual Courses


A student is eligible for Virtual Courses if he/she is a full time student enrolled at the OHS and in the process of earning an Osceola High School Diploma.


Virtual education is an instructional delivery model that does not require students to be physically present in the same location as a teacher. It requires special techniques of course design, special instructional techniques, special methods of communication by electronic and other technology, as well as organizational and administrative arrangements.


The focus of the virtual learning initiative focuses on the needs of individual students. It provides an opportunity for students to participate in curriculum online that will assist them in obtaining an Osceola High School diploma. Students will be encouraged to participate fully in high school academics and to fully utilize all available courses at their high school to maximize their educational opportunities. Students requesting individual courses that are available within the existing District curriculum will not be given priority unless extenuating circumstances exist.  For Additional information, please see your school counselor.

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