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Subjects & Short Courses


English I

Freshman English is required of all freshmen. This course includes the study of grammar, composition, library orientation and research, vocabulary, spelling, literature, oral expression, reading skills and study skills.

English II

Sophomore English continues to apply and refine the skills covered in Freshman English.

English III

Indian Study provides an integrated studies approach to Indian History and Junior English.  A two-hour block, the course combines the chronological approach to Indian History with the literary, dramatic, and oral selections representative of the Indian experience.  Students should expect an in-depth study of Indian cultural and should be capable of performing in peer groups on extensive projects.  Critical thinking skills will be utilized to challenge student perceptions, and assessments will occur through oral presentations and a variety of written work in addition to traditional tests.  This course addresses the requirements for both Indian history and junior English.  Students will receive one grade for the combined course.

English IV

Senior English fulfills the requirement of a fourth year of English.  Composition, grammar, vocabulary, research and study skills, reading and thinking skills, oral expression, and writing of forms, applications, and resumes are included. The course also includes a survey of world literature from the Greeks and Romans to the twentieth century, with a review of literary terms. A research project is required of each student.

Creative Writing

This course offers an opportunity for students to analyze a diverse selection of literature as well as to develop extensively their own creative writing talents. Students are required to write a play, a selection of various styles of poetry, a short story, and other types of compositions. Emphasis is placed on the development of original ideas, mechanics, vocabulary, and writing styles.

Technical Writing

This course is a comprehensive and flexible introduction to technical and professional communication.  Exercises such as brief memos, summaries, formal reports and proposals will parallel the writing demands students will face both in college and/or on the job.  Using a variety of technology from word processing to Internet access will also be a focus of the course.  This course can replace a writing semester of junior or senior level English, and must be balanced with an equivalent reading semester.  Prerequisite courses are Computer Applications and Sophomore English.

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra

This elective credit course is designed only for students who haven't shown proficiency at the essential level of the Florida Math Standards. Topics include: ratio and proportion, percents, measurements, integers, exponents, linear equations in one variable, graphing, absolute value, and basic geometry concepts. Students successfully completing this course with a "C" or higher should be prepared to take Algebra I. This course DOES NOT cover material essential to meeting or exceeding the Florida Math Standards at the proficiency level and REQUIRES teacher recommendation for enrollment.

Consumer Math

This elective credit course provides the student with a review of the fundamental computational operations. At the same time, students will work with applications of mathematics in everyday life. Topics to be studied include: personal finance, housing, transportation, taxes, insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting. Calculators will be used extensively.

Algebra I

This course is designed for the student who can independently use and apply the basic skills of arithmetic. The course introduces the student to the basic structure of Algebra through the use and application of real numbers, inequalities, factoring, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, and graphs. Appropriate technology will be used to enhance mathematical understanding and problem solving skills. Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher should be prepared to take Geometry.

Geometry

This course introduces the student to the deductive method of proof with the use of points, lines, and planes. Solid geometry is integrated with plane geometry to lead the student to consideration of two-and three-dimensional figures and to develop the ability to visualize space relationships. Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher should be prepared for Algebra II.

Algebra II

This course begins with a review of Algebra I topics and introduces the following new topics: matrices, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, higher degree polynomial functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry. This course is required for students who are planning to attend most post-secondary institutions.

Trigonometry

This honors level course will focus on the study of angles; the trigonometry of angles and real numbers; the trigonometric functions and their inverses including their graphs; solutions of right and oblique triangles; verification of fundamental identities and analytic trigonometry; addition, subtraction and multiple angle formulas; the laws of sines and cosines; vectors and the dot and cross product; complex numbers, De Moivre’s Theorem and nth roots of complex numbers; polar coordinates and equations. The course will also include the study of functions including exponential and logarithmic functions.

Pre-Calculus 

This course is designed to complete the student's pre-calculus training. Topics from trigonometry and higher algebra are reviewed and/or extended. A study of analytic geometry is included. Basic calculus concepts including limits, derivatives, continuity and integrals will be developed. The course is designed for those capable students who have completed Algebra II. Students successfully completing this course with a grade of "C" or higher should be prepared to take Calculus.

Calculus

This course includes a thorough study of differentiation and integration with many applications. Limits and continuity are investigated in-depth. The course will emphasize the importance of mathematics studied to date. After completion of this course, the student may wish to take the Advanced Placement Test.

Science

Biology

This course is designed for sophomore level students and carries laboratory credit. Topics include genetics, ecology, evolution, human biology, plant and animal kingdoms, and microbiology or physics

Earth Science

Earth Science is designed for those students who have taken Chem-Physics and Biology and wish to further their study of the physical sciences. Earth Science meets the laboratory science requirement for graduation and college entrance. The student will study astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography. 

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter that make up living things and their environment. Chemistry also deals with the study of the changes of matter and the mechanisms by which changes occur. This course is recommended for college-bound students. 

Anatomy  and Physiology

This course is designed for those students who have taken biology and who wish to further their study of biology. The student will study the structure and function of the various cells, tissues, and integrated systems of the body. The course is designed to lay the groundwork then move into various human systems.

Physics

Applied Physics/Technology is a high school course in applied science for vocational-technical and college-bound students. The material studied shows how technical concepts can be analyzed and applied to equipment and devices in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal energy systems. The course is designed for students to explore and apply the principles of technology in a classroom setting with hands-on laboratory activities.

Environmental Science

This is an introductory course for students who wish to study topics relating to the environment, its resources, quality and ethical issues. Environmental science is the study of the natural sciences in an interdisciplinary context that always includes consideration of people and how they have influenced various systems around us. It includes many aspects of biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, fundamental principles of chemistry and physics, human population dynamics, and an appreciation for the Earth and its natural resources.

Botany

Presents basic concepts of plant biology for the non-major, focusing on the plant characteristics, unity and diversity, growth, and reproduction. Students discuss current ideas in agriculture, horticulture, medicine, biotechnology, ecology, conservation, and environmental issues. Laboratory work includes greenhouse and field studies.

Zoology

The course gives an introduction to zoology, with particular emphasis on the morphology and systematics of both vertebrates and inverterates. In addition, the students should acquire basic knowledge in ethology, evolution, and human ecology (including an introduction to the biosphere and bio-diversity

Social Studies

American History

Students in American History are given an opportunity to:
1.) Gain a basic knowledge of events and facts of National and State History from earliest cultures to the present,
2.) Become familiar with the literature of American History
3.) Develop social studies skills such as map and graph interpretation,
4.) Develop skills in interpretation and analysis of both primary and secondary documents or sources,
5.) Develop historical writing skills.

World History/Geography

World History/Geography is a required course for sophomores concerning the nations and peoples of the world. Included with the history and geography are cultural development, political and economic systems and social structures. The student will be challenged to think critically about international relations, human commonalities and differences and their impact on the student's own life. 

World Geography

World Geography encompasses both the physical and cultural aspects of the discipline. Early emphasis is placed on the development and appreciation of physical geographic knowledge including meteorology, geomorphology and cartography. These skills having been mastered, a cultural approach to the world/s various ethnic regions is addressed during the remainder of the year. Elements including political ideologies, religious beliefs, and unique cultural practices, as well as current situations of the world's major ethnic regions, are discussed.

American Government 

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the purpose, structure, and operation of the national and state governmental systems. The primary content of study is the Federal system and its underlying principles as they are related on National, State, and local levels.

Economics

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the important relationships of economics to our social and political problems. The course emphasizes the philosophy, development, and operation of our American economic system and its important influence upon the individual and society.

Sociology 

Sociology is an elective course designed to familiarize students with various cultures and the problems resulting from people living in groups. This course covers such topics as culture, sub-cultures, social institutions, collective behavior, social change, social deviation, the family, religion, racial and ethnic minorities, poverty, and crime. The latter portion of this course deals specifically with the pressing problems of our society, their causes, and possible solutions.

Psychology

This course focuses on the study of human behavior. As an introduction to the field of psychology, this course includes consideration of psychological principles, terminology, major theories, careers, methods of experimentation, and practical applications. Special topics include personality development, problem solving, group dynamics, and motivation. 

SS11 Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is an elective course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the concepts, processes and institutions of the Criminal Justice system; to provide an understanding and appreciation of how laws work to meet human problems; and how interpretations of laws change to meet the needs of a changing social order. This course will include such topics as the juvenile justice system, courts, law enforcement, careers in criminal justice, corrections, and the background to the criminal justice system.

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