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Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Florida Standards Assessment ELA

Placement Consideration:

This course is intended for students in grades 9-12 who have scored below a 3 on the ELA FSA. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

Students engage in precisely differentiated content materials from the Achieve3000 curriculum and scaffolds give ALL students access to the same standards-aligned information and ideas so EVERY reader, struggling or advanced, can progress toward college and career success.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write grade level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts encompassing a broad range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in interactive text-based discussion, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in response to reading and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Acting 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Through improvisation, simple scripted scenes, performance projects, and/or practical application, students learn to identify what makes performances believable and explore the tools used to create, articulate, and execute them. Upon completion of this course, students have a strong foundation for future scene work, script analysis, and play production. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Acting 1 before taking Acting 2.

Prerequisites:

Acting 2 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Acting 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students examine the various dimensions of characters through analysis, discussion, and classroom performance, working with scripts from a variety of time periods and cultures. They learn to break down a scene from a character’s point of view, and also learn to sustain a character and build the relationship between actor and audience. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Acting 1 & 2 before taking Acting 3. 

Prerequisites:

Acting 3 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Acting 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students focus on development of significant acting skills and knowledge of the actor’s literature, compiling a working actor’s portfolio for exhibition and/or the interview process. They research potential job opportunities in the film, television, game animation, and theatre industries, as well as scholarships and opportunities available at the university level.  An inquiry-based capstone project may be required. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Acting 1, 2, & 3 before taking Acting 4 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

Acting 3 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students create characters for theatrical and film/video productions through scene, character, and technical analysis. Through improvisation, script writing, and aesthetic creation and collaboration, actors refine their working knowledge and independent thought, articulating and justifying their creative choices. Students’ “critical eye” becomes more developed and significant mastery of artistic choices becomes evident. An inquiry-based capstone project may be required. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Biology

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Biology Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should have successfully completed high school courses in biology and chemistry.

Prerequisites:

Students should have successfully completed high school courses in biology and chemistry.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2
Other Information:

College Board AP Biology course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-biology/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.

Grades:
11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Placement Consideration:

Before studying calculus, all students should complete the equivalent of four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students: courses that should prepare them with a strong foundation in reasoning with algebraic symbols and working with algebraic structures. Prospective calculus students should take courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions. In particular, before studying calculus, students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the composition of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions. Students must also understand the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and descriptors such as increasing and decreasing). Students should also know how the sine and cosine functions are defined from the unit circle and know the values of the trigonometric functions at the numbers 0, ,,, 6432 ππππ , and their multiples. Students who take AP Calculus BC should have basic familiarity with sequences and series, as well as some exposure to parametric and polar equations.

Prerequisites:

Pre-Calculus

Next Course in Progression:
AP Calculus BC, AP Stats
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-calculus-ab/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Calculus AB is a course designed to offer students college level mathematics under the guidelines of the Advanced Placement Program. Topics shall include, but not limited to, elementary functions, hyperbolic functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, differentiation including partial differentiation, applications of the derivative, anti-derivatives, definite integrals, indeterminate forms, and applications of the integral. The student enrolled in this course will be expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus AB. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam

Placement Consideration:

AP Calculus AB

Before studying calculus, all students should complete the equivalent of four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students: courses that should prepare them with a strong foundation in reasoning with algebraic symbols and working with algebraic structures. Prospective calculus students should take courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions. In particular, before studying calculus, students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the composition of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions. Students must also understand the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and descriptors such as increasing and decreasing). Students should also know how the sine and cosine functions are defined from the unit circle and know the values of the trigonometric functions at the numbers 0, ,,, 6432 ππππ , and their multiples. Students who take AP Calculus BC should have basic familiarity with sequences and series, as well as some exposure to parametric and polar equations.

Prerequisites:

AP Calculus AB

Next Course in Progression:
AP Prob and Stats
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-calculus-bc/course-audit

Course Description:

Advanced Placement Calculus BC is a course designed to offer students college level mathematics under the guidance of the Advanced Placement Program. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, elementary functions, hyperbolic functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, differentiation including partial differentiation, applications of the derivatives, anti-derivatives, definite integrals, indeterminate forms, applications of the integral and sequences of real numbers, convergence, and elementary differential equations. The student enrolled in this course will be expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Calculus BC. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous Science

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should have successfully completed a general high school chemistry course and Algebra II.

Prerequisites:

Students should have successfully completed a general high school chemistry course and Algebra II.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-chemistry/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Chemistry is an introductory college-level chemistry course. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based lab investigations as they explore the four Big Ideas: scale, proportion, and quantity; structure and properties of substances; transformations; and energy.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Comparative Government and Politics Exam

Placement Consideration:

Successful completion of US Gov't or AP US Gov't

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of US Gov't or AP US Gov't

Next Course in Progression:
AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-comparative-government-and-politics/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Comparative Government and Politics is an introductory college-level course in comparative government and politics.The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures; policies; and political, economic, and social challenges of six selected countries: China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Students cultivate their understanding of comparative government and politics through analysis of data and text-based sources as they explore topics like power and authority, legitimacy and stability, democratization, internal and external forces, and methods of political analysis.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS No, GSV Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Computer Science A Exam

Placement Consideration:

It is recommended that a student in the AP Computer Science A course has successfully completed a first-year high school algebra course with a strong foundation of basic linear functions, composition of functions, and problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts. In addition, students should be able to use a Cartesian (x, y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane. It is important that students and their advisers understand that any significant computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired before attempting such a course.

Prerequisites:

AP Computer Science Principals

Next Course in Progression:
AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Prob & Stats
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-a/course-audi

Course Description:

The course description for this Advanced Placement courses is located on the College Board site at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS No, GSV Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Exam

Placement Consideration:

It is recommended that students in the AP Computer Science Principles course have successfully completed a first-year high school algebra course with a strong foundation of basic linear functions, composition of functions, and problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts. In addition, students should be able to use a Cartesian (x, y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane. It is important that students and their advisers understand that any significant computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired before attempting such a course. Prior computer science experience is not required to take this course.

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that students in the AP Computer Science Principles course have successfully completed a first-year high school algebra course with a strong foundation of basic linear functions, composition of functions, and problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts. In addition, students should be able to use a Cartesian (x, y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane. It is important that students and their advisers understand that any significant computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired before attempting such a course. Prior computer science experience is not required to take this course.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Computer Sci A
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles/course-audit

Course Description:

The course description for this Advanced Placement course will be located on the College Board site at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-english-language-and-composition/course-audit

Course Description:

AP English Language and Composition is an introductory college-level composition course. Students cultivate their understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam

Placement Consideration:

This course should be taken after Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-english-literature-and-composition/course-audit

Course Description:

AP English Literature and Composition is an introductory college-level literary analysis course. Students cultivate their understanding of literature through reading and analyzing texts as they explore concepts like character, setting, structure, perspective, figurative language, and literary analysis in the context of literary works.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous (to Chemistry and/or Physics) Science

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Environmental Science Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should have completed two years of high school laboratory science—one year of life science and one year of physical science (e.g., a year of biology and a year of chemistry). Due to the quantitative analysis required in the course, students should also have taken at least one year of algebra. Also desirable (but not necessary) is a course in earth science.

Prerequisites:

Students should have completed two years of high school laboratory science—one year of life science and one year of physical science (e.g., a year of biology and a year of chemistry). Due to the quantitative analysis required in the course, students should also have taken at least one year of algebra. Also desirable (but not necessary) is a course in earth science.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-environmental-science/course-audit

Course Description:

Students cultivate their understanding of the interrelationships of the natural world through inquiry-based lab investigations and field work as they explore concepts like the four Big Ideas; energy transfer, interactions between earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment, and sustainability.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective

Assessment:

Advanced Placement European History Exam

Placement Consideration:

N/A

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP Comparative Gov't, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-european-history/course-audit

Course Description:

AP European History is an introductory college-level European history course. Students cultivate their understanding of European history through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like interaction of Europe and the world; economic and commercial developments; cultural and intellectual developments; states and other institutions of power; social organization and development; national and European identity; and technological and scientific innovation.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement French Language and Culture Exam

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

French 3 or 4

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-french-language-and-culture/course-audit

Course Description:

AP French Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate level college course in French. Students cultivate their understanding of French language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and community, personal and public identity, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement German Language  and Culture Exam

Placement Consideration:

German 3 or 4

Prerequisites:

German 3 or 4.

Next Course in Progression:
Please, refer to course progression.
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources.

Course Description:

AP German Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate level college course in German. Students cultivate their understanding of German language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and communities, personal and public identities, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Elective

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam

Placement Consideration:

Great course for students looking to take their first AP class.

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP US History, AP World, AP Psychology, AP European History
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-human-geography/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Human Geography is an introductory college-level human geography course. Students cultivate their understanding of human geography through data and geographic analyses as they explore topics like patterns and spatial organization, human impacts and interactions with their environment, and spatial processes and societal changes.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Economics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics Exam

Placement Consideration:

Successful completion of an AP course. This course is taught in a single semester so would not be recommended for first time AP takers.

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP Microeconomics, AP US Gov't
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-macroeconomics/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level macroeconomics course. Students cultivate their understanding of the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole by using principles and models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data as they explore concepts like economic measurements, markets, macroeconomic models, and macroeconomic policies.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Economics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Microeconomics Exam

Placement Consideration:

Successful completion of an AP course. This course is taught in a single semester so would not be recommended for first time AP takers.

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP Macroeconomics, AP US Gov't, AP Comparative Gov't
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-microeconomics/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level microeconomics course. Students cultivate their understanding of the principles that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers by using principles and models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data as they explore concepts like scarcity and markets; costs, benefits, and marginal analysis; production choices and behavior; and market inefficiency and public policy.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous (to Chemistry and/or Physics) Science

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Physics 1 Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should have completed Geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. Although the Physics 1 course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself.

Prerequisites:

Students should have completed Geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. Although the Physics 1 course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-physics-1/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as they explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should have taken or be concurrently taking calculus.

Prerequisites:

Students should have taken or be concurrently taking calculus.

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-physics-c-electricity-and-magnetism/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in one of the physical sciences or engineering. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study and activities as well as hands-on laboratory work as they explore concepts like change, force interactions, fields, and conservation.

Grades:
10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
No
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Psychology Exam

Placement Consideration:

Great course for students looking to take their first AP class.

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP Human Geography, AP World, AP US History, AP European History
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-psychology/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Psychology is an introductory college-level psychology course. Students cultivate their understanding of the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes through inquiry-based investigations as they explore concepts like the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Spanish Language  & Culture Exam

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

Determined by the school & course progression plan.

Next Course in Progression:
AP Spanish Literature
Other Information:

Course Level: 3

 

Please, refer to the course progression.

 

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Florida Virtual Advanced Placement course content

Course Description:

AP Spanish Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate level college course in Spanish. Students cultivate their understanding of Spanish language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and communities, personal and public identities, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam

Placement Consideration:

While there are no prerequisites for this course, AP Spanish Literature and Culture is designed for students who have successfully completed at least three years of high schoollevel Spanish language study. While not a prerequisite, students may wish to complete the AP Spanish Language and Culture course before taking AP Spanish Literature and Culture, as the texts are presented in Spanish. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different pathway of study leading to this course

Prerequisites:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Next Course in Progression:
Please, refer to the course progression.
Other Information:

The course description for this Advanced Placement courses is located on the College Board site at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-spanish-literature-and-culture/course-audit

Course Description:

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, plays, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U. S. Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) in the range of Intermediate High to Advanced Mid of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. Through careful examination of the required readings and other texts, students work to hone their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is explored within the contexts of its time and place, and students gain insights on the many voices, historical periods, and cultures represented in the required readings and other texts. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural, artistic, and linguistic connections and comparisons, which is supported by the exploration of various media (art, music, film, articles, and literary criticism).

Grades:
11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

Advanced Placement Statistics Exam

Placement Consideration:

The AP Statistics course is an excellent option for any secondary school student who has successfully completed a second-year course in algebra and who possesses sufficient mathematical maturity and quantitative reasoning ability. Because second-year algebra is the prerequisite course, AP Statistics is usually taken in either the junior or senior year. Decisions about whether to take AP Statistics and when to take it depend on a student’s plans: § Students planning to take a science course in their senior year will benefit greatly from taking AP Statistics in their junior year. § For students who would otherwise take no mathematics in their senior year, AP Statistics allows them to continue to develop their quantitative skills. § Students who wish to leave open the option of taking calculus in college should include precalculus in their high school program and perhaps take AP Statistics concurrently with precalculus. § Students with the appropriate mathematical background are encouraged to take both AP Statistics and AP Calculus in high school.

Prerequisites:

Algebra 2 or Prob/Stats

Next Course in Progression:
Dual Enrollment
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-statistics/course-audit

Course Description:

AP Statistics is a course designed to give students college level mathematics under the guidance of the Advanced Placement Program. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, exploratory data (observing patterns and departing from data), planning a study (deciding what and how to measure), and producing models using probability and simulation, and statistical inference. The student enrolled in this course will be expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Statistics. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Meets U.S. Government Social Studies credit

Assessment:

Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Exam

Placement Consideration:

N/A

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Comp Gov't
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-united-states-government-and-politics/course-audit

Course Description:

AP U.S. Government and Politics is an introductory college-level course in U.S. government and politics. Students cultivate their understanding of U.S. government and politics through analysis of data and text- based sources as they explore topics like constitutionalism, liberty and order, civic participation in a representative democracy, competing policy-making interests, and methods of political analysis.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Meets the U.S. History Social Studies graduation credit requirement.

Assessment:

Advanced Placement United States HistoryExam/ State U.S. History EOC

Placement Consideration:

N/A

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP World, AP Human Geo, AP Psychology, AP US Gov't/Pol, AP Micro, AP Macro
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-united-states-history/course-audit

Course Description:

AP U.S. History is an introductory college-level U.S. history course. Students cultivate their understanding of U.S. history from c. 1491 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like American and national identity; work, exchange, and technology; geography and the environment; migration and settlement; politics and power; America in the world; American and regional culture; and social structures.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Yes, meets World History, Social Studies graduation credit

Assessment:

Advanced Placement World History: Modern Exam

Placement Consideration:

N/A

Prerequisites:

N/A

Next Course in Progression:
AP US History, AP Psychology, AP European History, AP US Gov't Politics, AP Human Geography
Other Information:

College Board course exam and description located here.

Approved Resources:

Approved resources are selected from the Example Textbook List on the course audit page located here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-world-history/course-audit

Course Description:

AP World History: Modern is an introductory college-level modern world history course. Students cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1200 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

World History

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html

Grades:
11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Algebra 1, Geometry EOC all levels

Prerequisites:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Pre-Calculus
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Glencoe Pre-Calculus (2010); Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

Advanced topics in Mathematics is designed to develop advanced algebraic, geometry and statistical concepts and process that can be used and their relationships to each other. The Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The content shall include, but not limited to, functions, complex numbers, probability and statistics, trigonometric functions, geometry concepts and matrices. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

AICE English General Paper exams

Placement Consideration:

See placement consideration here.

Prerequisites:

English 2 or English 2 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
English 4, English 4 Honors, English 4 College Prep, AP English Literature and Composition, or AP English Language Composition
Other Information:

https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/OLL_Resources/EaIDgbt9Z0VLp_UyVE4LI3cBAAYOfh7JjxjqS-F915RUJg

Approved Resources:
Course Description:

The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper encourages learners to engage with a variety of topics, including knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects. They learn to become confident in analysing knowledge and opinion from a variety of sources, to build arguments and to communicate through written English.

Grades:
9,10
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Algebra

Assessment:

End of Course Exam

Placement Consideration:

FSA level 2 and above

Prerequisites:

8th grade Pre-Algebra and Teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Geometry
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course, and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
7, 8, 9
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Algebra

Assessment:

End of Course Exam

Placement Consideration:

Level 3 and above

Prerequisites:

If a student is taking Algebra I honors in middle school, prerequisites are M/J Grade 8 pre-algebra or M/J Grade 7 math adv, and M/J 7th math or M/J math 7th adv, and M/J math 6th or M/J math 6th adv.

Next Course in Progression:
Geometry Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
9
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes as 0.5 Algebra
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS-N, GSV Y
NCAA:
Yes, but only 0.5 credit (would need to take a 5th math course)
Graduation Requirements:

0.5.Algebra 1

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

FSA level 1

Prerequisites:

8th grade FSA score and Teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Algebra 1
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
9
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes as 0.5 Algebra
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS-N, GSV Y
NCAA:
Yes, but only 0.5
Graduation Requirements:

0.5 Algebra 1

Assessment:

Algebra End of Course Exam

Placement Consideration:

Double blocked with Algebra 1A

Prerequisites:

Algebra 1A concurrently and Teacher Recommendation 

Next Course in Progression:
Geometry
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Passed Algebra 1 EOC and Geometry EOC

Prerequisites:

Completion of Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Honors (passed EOC), Geometry/ Geometry Honors, or Liberal Arts Math 2 and teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Prob and Stats, AP Prob and Stats, Pre-Calculus, Dual Enrollment
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020); Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
9,10,11
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Passed Algebra 1 EOC and Geometry EOC

Prerequisites:

Geometry Honors, Algebra 1 Honors (passed EOC) and teacher recommendation.

Next Course in Progression:
Pre-Calculus, Prob & Stats, AP Prob & Stats, Dual Enrollment
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions.2 Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
American Sign Language 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Master ASL

Course Description:

American Sign Language 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language with introductions to culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

American Sign Language 1

Next Course in Progression:
American Sign Language 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Master ASL

Course Description:

American Sign Language 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 1. The course develops increased receptive and expressive, skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 while communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

American Sign Language 2

Next Course in Progression:
American Sign Language 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Florida Virtual ASL 3 course content

Course Description:

American Sign Language 3 provides mastery and expansion of skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 2. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansions of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions of selected media. Contemporary vocabulary stresses activities which are important to the everyday life of people using the target language.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

American Sign Language 3 Honors (0717312)

Next Course in Progression:
Not available
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Master ASL

Course Description:

American Sign Language 4 expands the skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 3. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills. There is additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes. Media selections are varied and taken from authentic target language literary works.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a Medical, Biomedical, Forensics Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:

Biology 1

Next Course in Progression:
Chemistry, Forensics, Genetics Honors, or Any Equally Rigorous Science Elective
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study the structures and functions of the human body. Essential for students interested in biological, medical, and health-oriented programs, such as nursing, medicine, and lab technology.

 

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a Medical, Biomedical, Forensics Pathway and have completed Biology Honors or Biology (with teacher recommendation).

Prerequisites:

Biology 1 Honors or Biology 1 (with teacher recommendation)

Next Course in Progression:
Chemistry Honors, Forensics, Genetics Honors, or Any Equally Rigorous Science Elective
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study the structures and functions of the human body. Essential for students interested in biological, medical, and health-oriented programs, such as nursing, medicine, and lab technology. While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Anatomy and Physiology course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

FIne Arts

Assessment:

AP Exam

Placement Consideration:

It is recommended that students take one or more of the following courses before taking AP Art History:

  • Art History and Criticism 1 Honors
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art in World Cultures
Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

The AP Art History course welcomes students into the global art world to engage with its forms and content as they research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, the students develop in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis to engage with a variety of art forms, developing understanding of individual works and interconnections across history

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

AP Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Drawing 1 before taking the AP Drawing course.

Prerequisites:

recommended: Drawing 1

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

The AP Art and Design program consists of three different courses and AP Portfolio Exams—AP 2-D Art and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing—corresponding to college and university foundations courses. Students may choose to submit any or all of the AP Portfolio Exams. Students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate inquiry through art and design and development of materials, processes, and ideas over the course of a year. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. In May, students submit portfolios for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions. Students may choose to submit any or all of the AP Portfolio Exams.

AP Art and Design courses should address the following learning outcomes: the ability to (1) conduct a sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions; (2) skillfully synthesize materials, processes, and ideas; and (3) articulate, in writing, information about one’s work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

AP Exam

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Music Theory 2 Honors before taking AP Music Theory. 

Prerequisites:

Music Theory 2 Honors (or equivalent)

Prospective students should be able to read and write musical notation and have basic performance skills with voice or an instrument.

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

The AP Music Theory course corresponds to one-to-two semesters of typical, introductory college music theory coursework that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, and musical materials and procedures. Musicianship skills, including dictation and listening skills, sightsinging, and harmony, are an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of tonal music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural (listening) skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the curriculum through the practice of sight-singing. Students learn basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are emphasized.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final 

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Art History and Criticism 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore the role of art in history and culture through observation and analysis of significant works of art and architecture from Prehistory through the 16th century. Student historians investigate the societal context of works, considering traditional forms and conventions of representation, symbology, and the purposes for which the art was created. The course includes an introduction to the methodologies of art history and criticism, study of the media and techniques used by artists from various cultures and time periods, and use of appropriate terminology in verbal and written analyses of artworks drawn from around the world. Student historians critique and compare works across time and cultures to develop an understanding of, and respect for, the visual arts as a chronicle of history, cultural heritage, and the human experience. This course may incorporate hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Art History and Criticism 1 Honors before taking this course.

Prerequisites:

recommended: Art History and Criticism 1 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore art and architecture as an expressive response to the artist’s experience. Through research and analysis of significant works and their historical contexts students examine changes in the understanding and structures of art production throughout the world. Students examine influential factors, such as people and events, societal and political changes, technological advancements, philosophical ideas, and cross-cultural influences as a means of discovering and tracing the changing definition of art. Student historians research and write about art using appropriate discipline-based methods (i.e., historical, critical, and aesthetic). This course may incorporate hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students survey selected works of art, utilitarian artworks, and architecture from around the world. Students explore both the traditional forms and contemporary interpretations, including analysis of purpose, theme, cultural and historical context, formal qualities, symbols, and media. Students explore and compare various cultural responses to universal themes, as evidenced in their art. Students also consider the value of preserving these works in today’s museums and other public buildings, private collections, and in digital format. This course may incorporate hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Ballet 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students learn basic classical dance techniques and terminology associated with the traditional class structure of ballet. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Ballet 1 before taking Ballet 2. 

Prerequisites:

Ballet 1 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Ballet 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students develop intermediate-level classical dance techniques and terminology associated with the traditional class structure of ballet. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final 

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Ballet 1 & 2 before taking Ballet 3. 

Prerequisites:

Ballet 2 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Ballet 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students broaden their classical dance techniques and terminology associated with the traditional class structure of ballet. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approval Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Ballet 1, 2, & 3 before taking Ballet 4 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

Ballet 3 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students are challenged in their application of classical dance techniques and terminology associated with the traditional class structure of ballet. Students may have an opportunity to explore contemporary ballet concepts of movement, as well. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Band 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, entry-level class, designed for students having little or no previous band experience with woodwind, brass, and/or percussion instruments, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of high-quality, beginning wind and percussion literature from different times and places. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening/aural skills; rudimentary instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Special Notes: This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Band 1 before they take Band 2. 

Prerequisites:

Band 2 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Band 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, beginning-level class, designed for students with at least one year of woodwind, brass, and/ or percussion ensemble experience, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of high-quality wind and percussion literature. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills, instrumental and ensemble technique and skills, expanded music literacy, and aesthetic awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Special Notes: This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / FIne Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Band 1 & 2 before taking Band 3. 

Prerequisites:

Band 3 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Band 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, formative class, designed for students ready to build on skills and knowledge previously acquired in a middle or high school instrumental ensemble, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of high-quality, intermediate-level wind and percussion literature. Rehearsals focus on development of critical listening/aural skills, individual musicianship, instrumental technique, refinement of ensemble skills, and aesthetic engagement culminating in periodic public performances.

Special Notes: This course requires students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Band 1, 2, & 3 before taking Band 4. 

Prerequisites:

Band 4 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Band 5 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, intermediate-level course, designed for students who demonstrate proficiency in woodwind, brass and/or percussion techniques, music literacy, critical listening/aural skills, and ensemble performance skills, promotes greater engagement with and appreciation for music through performance and other experiences with a broad spectrum of music, as well as creativity through composition and/or arranging.. Study includes cultivation of well-developed instrumental ensemble techniques and skills, music literacy and theory, and deeper aesthetic engagement with a wide variety of high-quality repertoire.

Special Notes: This course requires students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Additional experiences with small ensembles and solo performance may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final 

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Band 1, 2, 3, & 4 before taking Band 5 honors. 

Prerequisites:

Band 4 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Band 6 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, advanced course, designed for wind and percussion students with extensive experience in solo performance and larger performing ensembles, promotes significant depth of engagement and lifelong appreciation of music through performance and other experiences with sophisticated instrumental music, as well as creativity through composition and/or arranging. The course includes the development of advanced instrumental ensemble techniques and skills, extended music literacy and theory, and deep aesthetic engagement with a broad spectrum of high-quality repertoire, ranging from early music to the contemporary. Musical independence and leadership are particularly encouraged in this setting.

Special Notes: Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Additional experiences with small ensembles, solo performance, and leadership opportunities may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Band 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 honors before taking Band 6 honors. 

Prerequisites:

Band 5 Honors (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, highly advanced course, designed for students with substantial experience in solo performance and larger performing ensembles, promotes significant engagement with and appreciation for music through performance of sophisticated wind and percussion literature. Study focuses on mastery of highly advanced music skills, techniques, and processes, as well as creativity through composition and/or arranging and use of current technology to enhance creativity and performance effectiveness. This course also provides significant opportunities for student leadership through peer mentoring, solo work, and participation as a performer or coach in a small or large ensemble.

Special Notes: Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Additional experiences with small ensembles, solo performance, and leadership opportunities may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

State Biology End of Course Exam.  Not required to pass for graduation.

Placement Consideration:

Participation in a grade 9 non-honors science course (Physical Science, Earth & Space Science)

Prerequisites:

Grade 9 non-honors science course (Physical Science, Earth & Space Science)

Next Course in Progression:
Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Any Equally Rigorous Science Elective
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the High School Approved Instructional Resources to see approved instructional resources for this course.

 

Access the Digital Resource Approval List to see approved ancillary and support digigital resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study life sciences from the simplest to the most complex organism. Study the basics of life, genetics, microbiology, plant science, animal science, evolution, taxonomy and ecology through lecture, discussion, experimentation and technology.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

State Biology End of Course Exam.  Not required to pass for graduation.

Placement Consideration:

For Placement in Grade 9:

Successful completion of Grade 8 Advanced M/J Comprehensive Science 3

Successful Completion of Honors Physical Science in Grade 8 as part of the M/J Comprehensive Science Accelerated Pathway

Teacher Recommendation

Gr 8 Florida State Science Assessment score of Level 4 or above

For Placement in Grade 10:

Participation in a Grade 9 Honors Science Course (Physical Science, Earth & Space Science)

Teacher Recommendation

Prerequisites:

Grade 8 Advanced M/J Comprehensive Science 3

Honors Physical Science in Grade 8 as part of the M/J Comprehensive Science Accelerated Pathway

Grade 9 Honors Science Course (Physical Science, Earth & Space Science)

Next Course in Progression:
Chemistry 1 Honors, Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study life sciences from the simplest to the most complex organism. Study the basics of life, genetics, microbiology, plant science, animal science, evolution, taxonomy and ecology through lecture, discussion, experimentation and technology. While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Biology I course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

English

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

English

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

English

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

English

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous Science

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

World History

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Equally Rigorous Science

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

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9,10,11,12
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United States History

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/curriculum/

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9,10,11,12
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 Performing/Fine Arts

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
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Bright Futures:
Yes
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Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Biology

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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9,10,11,12
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Equally Rigorous Science

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
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Bright Futures:
Yes
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Yes
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English

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
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Yes
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Yes
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English

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

Grades:
9,10,11,12
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Bright Futures:
Yes
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Yes
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Geometry

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Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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Mathematics

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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9,10,11,12
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Equally Rigorous Science

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Course Description:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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9,10,11,12
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Bright Futures:
Yes
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Yes
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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/

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http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/curriculum/.

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9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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NA
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Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Ceramics/Pottery 2
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Course Description:

Students explore how space, mass, balance, and form combine to create aesthetic forms or utilitarian products and structures. Instructional focus will be on ceramics and/or pottery. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay and/or plaster, with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Student artists consider the relationship of scale (i.e., hand-held, human, monumental) through the use of positive and negative space or voids, volume, visual weight, and gravity to create low/high relief or freestanding structures for personal intentions or public places. They explore sharp and diminishing detail, size, position, overlapping, visual pattern, texture, implied line, space, and plasticity, reflecting craftsmanship and quality in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the ceramics and/or pottery art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Student should take Ceramics/Pottery 1 before taking this course. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Ceramics/Pottery 1

Next Course in Progression:
Ceramics/Pottery 3 Honors
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Course Description:

Students explore spatial relationships through the use of nonobjective, abstract, or representational forms, products, or structures. Instructional focus should be on ceramics and/or pottery. Processes and techniques for substitution may include, but are not limited to, wheel-thrown clay, glaze formulation and application. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay and/or plaster with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Ceramic and/or pottery artists experiment with and manipulate space-producing devices, including overlapping, transparency, interpenetration, vertical and horizontal axis, inclined planes, disproportionate scale, fractional or abstracted representation, and spatial properties of the structural art elements. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the ceramics and/or pottery art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Ceramics/Pottery 1 and 2 before taking this course. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Ceramics/Pottery 2

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
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Course Description:

Students communicate a sense of 4-D, motion, and/or time, based on creative use of spatial relationships and innovative treatment of space and its components. Instruction may include content in ceramics, pottery, or other related media. Students address 4-D, the inter-relatedness of art and context, and may also include installation or collaborative works, virtual realities, light as a medium (i.e., natural, artificial, or reflective), or flexible, entered, or activated space. Other concepts for exploration include tension, compression or expansion, intrusions or extrusions, grouping, proximity, containment, closure, contradiction, and continuity. Ceramic and/or pottery artists experiment with processes, techniques, and media, which may include, but are not limited to, casting and kiln-firing techniques, and mold making. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the ceramics and/or pottery art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow any science pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:

Biology 1

Next Course in Progression:
Any Equally Rigorous Science Course (See Pathways below)
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

The study of the introductory concepts and the technology of modern chemistry. The course will include a laboratory component with emphasis on safety and measurement techniques.
The course content will include properties of matter and structure, chemical formulas and equations (stoichiometry), solutions (acids & bases) and gas laws.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow any Science Pathway and have completed Biology Honors or Biology (with teacher recommendation).

Prerequisites:

Biology 1 Honors or Biology 1 (with teacher recommendation)

Next Course in Progression:
Physics or any Advanced Placement Science Course
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

The study of the introductory concepts and the technology of modern chemistry. The course will include a laboratory component with emphasis on safety and measurement techniques.
The course content will include properties of matter and structure, chemical formulas and equations (stoichiometry), solutions (acids & bases) and gas laws.While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Chemistry I course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
n/a
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Chinese 2 (0711310)
Other Information:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Approved Resources:

Florida Virtual Chinese course content

Course Description:

Chinese 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
YES
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
n/a
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District develop assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

Chinese 1 (0711300)

Next Course in Progression:
Chinese 3 Honors (0711320)
Other Information:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Approved Resources:

Florida Virtual Chinese course content

Course Description:

Chinese 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in Chinese 1. The course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of listening and oral skills acquired in Chinese 1. Reading and writing receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language-speaking people is continued.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Chorus 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, entry-level class, designed for students with little or no choral experience, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of beginning choral repertoire from a variety of times and places. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills; foundational instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Special Note: This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Chorus 1 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Chorus 1 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Chorus 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, beginning-level class, designed for students with one year of experience or less in a choral performing group, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of basic, high-quality choral music. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening/aural skills; foundational instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Special Note: This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Chorus 1 & 2 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Chorus 1 & 2 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Chorus 4 (honors)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, formative class, designed for students with previous participation in a school chorus who have basic knowledge of note-reading and vocal technique, concentrates on providing students opportunities to strengthen existing skills in critical listening, vocal techniques, and ensemble performance using high-quality three- and four-part choral literature. Rehearsals focus on gaining independence in music literacy and aesthetic engagement through critical listening and thinking skills.

Special Note: This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Chorus 1, 2, 3 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Chorus 1, 2, 3 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
None
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, intermediate-level class is designed for students with previous participation in a high school chorus and moderate skills in critical listening, vocal techniques, music literacy, and choral performance. Rehearsals focus on enhancing these skills and students' aesthetic engagement with music through a variety of high-quality three- and four-part choral literature, providing students with the means to learn how to reflect and use a combination of analytical, assessment, and problem-solving skills consistently to improve their own and others' performance.

Special Note: This course requires students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Additional experiences with small ensembles and solo performance may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Chorus 6 (honors)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, advanced class is designed for students with previous participation in a high school chorus who have demonstrated a capacity for developing advanced listening/aural skills and advanced knowledge of vocal techniques, musical literacy, and choral performance. Chorus V focuses on development and application of these skills and provides opportunities for aesthetic engagement and making individual musical choices, where appropriate, while preparing a variety of high-quality choral literature.

Special Notes: Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Additional experiences with small ensembles, solo performance, and leadership opportunities may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future. 

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
None
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This year-long, very advanced class is designed for students who have demonstrated a capacity for developing very advanced listening/aural skills and performance techniques, as well as very advanced knowledge of vocal techniques, musical literacy, ensemble skills, and related musical knowledge. Chorus VI focuses on managing, mastering, and refining these skills and techniques through a variety of high-quality choral literature at a high level of aesthetic engagement. Musical independence and student leadership are promoted through significant opportunities for peer mentoring, solo work, and participation as a performer, conductor, or coach in a small or large ensemble.

Special Note: Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Additional experiences with small ensembles, solo performance, and leadership opportunities may be available. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated music class in the future. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS No, GSV Yes
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

PURPOSE

Computing is so fundamental to understanding and participating in society that it is valuable for every student to learn as part of a modern education.  Computer science can be viewed as a liberal art, a subject that provides students with a critical lens for interpreting the world around them.  Computer science prepares all students to be active and informed contributors to our increasingly technological society whether they pursue careers in technology or not.  Computer science can be life-changing, not just skill training.

Students learn best when they are intrinsically motivated.  This course prioritizes learning experiences that are active, relevant to students' lives, and provide students authentic choice.  Students are encouraged to be curious, solve personally relevant problems and to express themselves through creation.  Learning is an inherently social activity, so the course is designed to interweave lessons with discussions, presentations, peer feedback, and shared reflections.  As students proceed through the pathway, the structures increasingly shift responsibility to students to formulate their own questions, develop their own solutions, and critique their work.

It is also critical to diversify the technology workforce.  Addressing inequities within the field of computer science is critical to bringing computer science to all students.  The tools and strategies in this course will help teachers understand and address well-known equity gaps within the field.  All students can succeed in computer science when given the right supports and opportunities, regardless of prior knowledge.

OVERVIEW AND GOALS

Computer Science Discoveries introduces students to computer science as a vehicle for problem solving, communication, and personal expression.  The course focuses on the visible aspects of computing and computer science and encourages students to see where computer science exists around them and how they can engage with it as a tool for exploration and expression.  Centering on the immediately observable and personally applicable elements of computer science, the course asks students to look outward and explore the impact of computer science on society.  Students should see how a thorough student-centered design process produces a better application, how data is used to address problems that affect large numbers of people, and how physical computing with circuit boards allows computers to collect, input and return output in a variety of ways.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS No, GSV Yes
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.  Computing is so fundamental to understanding and participating in society that it is valuable for every student to learn as part of a modern education.  Computer science can be viewed as a liberal art, a subject that provides students with a critical lens for interpreting the world around them.  Computer science prepares all students to be active and informed contributors to our increasingly technological society whether they pursue careers in technology or not.  Computer science can be life-changing, not just skill training.

Students learn best when they are intrinsically motivated.  This course prioritizes learning experiences that are active, relevant to students' lives, and provide students authentic choice.  Students are encouraged to be curious, solve personally relevant problems and to express themselves through creation.  Learning is an inherently social activity, so the course is designed to interweave lessons with discussions, presentations, peer feedback, and shared reflections.  As students proceed through the pathway, the structures increasingly shift responsibility to students to formulate their own questions, develop their own solutions, and critique their own work.

It is also critical to diversity the technology workforce.  Addressing inequities within the field of computer science is critical to bringing computer science to all students.  The tools and strategies in this course will help teachers understand and address well-known equity gaps within the field.  All students can succeed in computer science when given the right supports and opportunities, regardless of prior knowledge.

Additional Information

Computer Science Principles

Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.  More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing, so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective Courses: 8 credits.

Assessment:

District Developed Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should consider this academic elective after taking World and U.S. History courses.

Prerequisites:

World History

U.S. History

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

District developed curriculum.

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Contemporary History course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the development of the contemporary world within the context of history in order to analyze current events. Students use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social and employment settings. Content should include, but is not limited to, world events and trends in the 20th and 21st centuries with emphasis on the past two decades, historical antecedents of contemporary political, social, economic and religious issues, impact of religious thought on contemporary world issues, interaction among science, technology and society, influence of significant historical and contemporary, figures and events on the present, and projection of current trends and movements.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
No
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Elective Courses: 8 credits.

Assessment:

District Developed Final

Placement Consideration:

Court Procedures is a semester academic elective that may be taken at any semester point from 9th -12th grade.

Prerequisites:

Law Studies is strongly recommended. 

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

McGraw Hill, Street Law

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Court Procedures course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content for the course pertains to the study of the structure, processes and procedures of the judicial systems of the United States and Florida. Content should include, but not be limited to, the structure, processes and procedures of county, circuit and federal courts, civil and criminal procedures, juvenile law, the rights of the accused, evolution of court procedures, comparative legal systems, and career choices in the judicial system.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Three-Dimensional Studio Art 1
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in Creating Three-Dimensional Art, investigate a wide range of media and techniques, from both an historical and contemporary perspective, as they engage in the art-making processes of creating 3-D artworks, which may include sculpture, assemblage, and/or ceramics. Student artists reflect on their own artwork and that of others through critical analysis to achieve artistic goals related to craftsmanship, technique, and application of 21st-century skills. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Creative Photography 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore the aesthetic foundations of art making using beginning photography techniques. This course may include, but is not limited to, color and/or black and white photography via digital media and/or traditional photography. Students become familiar with the basic mechanics of a camera, including lens and shutter operation, compositional foundations, printing an image for display, and evaluating a successful print. Student photographers may use a variety of media and materials, such as 35mm black and white film, single lens reflex camera, digital camera, darkroom, computer application, filters, various papers, digital output, photogram, cyanotypes, Sabatier effect, and pinhole photography. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface of the prints and the care of the materials. Photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Creative Photography 1 before taking Creative Photography 2. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Creative Photography 1

Next Course in Progression:
Creative Photography 3 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students experiment with a variety of photographic media and techniques, and make connections with historical and contemporary photographers to develop a focused body of work. This course may include, but is not limited to, researching the history of photography, making connections to contemporary and community photographers, critiquing with varied techniques, and experimenting with a variety of photographic media. Processes and techniques include, but are not limited to, handcrafted pinhole cameras, hand-tinted photographs, mixed media, cyanotypes, medium format, photo collage, cross-processing, creative filters, infrared and slide film, night photography, macro, panoramic, and/or digital output via a variety of media. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface of the prints, care of the materials, attention to compositional conventions, and expression of ideas and feelings. Photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Creative Photography 1 & 2 before taking Creative Photography 3 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Creative Photography 2

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students lead a focused investigation of a subject matter from ideation to completion. Students select a theme, develop a concept, and prepare the work for public viewing, portfolio, distribution, and/or exhibit. This course may include, but is not limited to, research, collaboration, installation, history of photography, making connections to contemporary and community photographers, and critiquing with varied techniques. Processes, techniques, and media may include, but are not limited to, video, film, high speed photography, studio lighting, flash, long exposure, formal portraiture, large format, HDR, RAW processing, and digital output on a variety of media, including non-traditional materials. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface of the print, care of the materials, attention to compositional conventions, the display setting, and expression of ideas and feelings. Photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Creative Writing 2
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use grade 9-10 writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and modeling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Creative Writing 1

Next Course in Progression:
Creative Writing 3 Honors
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use grade 11-12 writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and modeling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • examination of a variety of short literary collections, including poetry, which includes a variety of professional, peer, and/or teacher examples in order to examine
  • text craft and structure, including line length and placement
  • effects of figurative, denotative, and connotative language choice
  • power and impact of appropriate voice and/or tone
  • story structure, sentence structure, and grammatical choices
  • reciprocal nature of content and form in development of a personal style
  • writing for varied purposes and in varied genres, including
  • personal and dramatic narratives
  • various poetic forms
  • screenplays and multimedia productions
  • multi-genre and creative non-fiction selections
  • digital writing platforms
  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially regarding peer reviews of multiple drafts
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Creative Writing 2

Next Course in Progression:
Consider other ELA and Reading Electives.
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use grade 11-12 writing and language skills for advanced creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Emphasis will be on development of a personal writing style.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • a thorough and in-depth examination of a variety of short literary collections, including poetry, which includes a variety of professional, peer, and/or teacher examples in order to examine
  • text craft and structure, including line length and placement
  • effects of figurative, denotative, and connotative language choice
  • power and impact of appropriate voice and/or tone
  • story structure, sentence structure, and grammatical choices
  • reciprocal nature of content and form in development of a personal style
  • writing for varied purposes and in varied genres, including
  • personal and dramatic narratives
  • various poetic forms
  • screenplays and multimedia productions
  • multi-genre and creative non-fiction selections
  • digital writing platforms
  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially regarding peer reviews of multiple drafts
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
No
Bright Futures:
GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Consider other ELA and Reading Electives
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to develop skills related to critical thinking, learning and problem solving, enabling students to enhance their performance in both academic and non-academic areas. Strategies for acquiring, storing and retrieving information, time management and organizational skills, critical thinking operations and processes, strategies for oral and written communication, and problem solving skills including test taking skills are an integral part of this course.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Dance Choreography / Performance 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore key concepts of dance making with a focus on improvisation, composition, and choreographic processes and principles. Students study the works and creative techniques of highly respected choreographers in varied performance genres. They also examine the social, political, and cultural forces that influenced significant or exemplary works, and consider the innovations that came out of them. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Dance Choreography / Performance 1 before taking Dance Choreography / Performance 2 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

Dance Choreography / Performance 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore key concepts of designing dance works with a focus on improvisation, composition, and choreographic processes and principles. Students study the works and creative techniques of highly respected choreographers in varied performance genres as guidance and a source of inspiration. They also examine the social, political, and cultural forces that influenced their works, and consider the innovations that came out of them. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Dance Techniques 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this year-long, entry-level course, designed for those having no prior dance instruction, learn foundational skills in two or more dance styles. Their development of fundamental dance technique is enriched and enlivened through study of works by a variety of diverse artists, developing genre-specific movement vocabulary and dance terminology, and building knowledge and skills related to somatic practices, dance composition, analysis of effort and outcomes, dance history and culture, collaborative work, and rehearsal and performance protocols.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Dance Techniques 1 before taking Dance Techniques 2. 

Prerequisites:

Dance Techniques 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Dance Techniques 3 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in Dance Techniques II, a year-long course, build on previously acquired knowledge and fundamental technical skills in two or more dance forms, focusing on developing the aesthetic quality of movement in the ensemble and as an individual.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Dance Techniques 1 & 2 before taking Dance Techniques 3 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

Dance Techniques 2 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Dance Techniques 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this year-long, intermediate-level course, designed for dancers who have mastered the basics in two or more dance forms, build technical and creative skills with a focus on developing the aesthetic quality of movement in the ensemble and as an individual.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Dance Techniques 1, 2, & 3 Honors before taking Dance Techniques 4 Honors.

Prerequisites:

Dance Techniques 3 Honors (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this year-long, advanced dance techniques class build on skills learned in previous dance classes to improve their performance in two or more dance styles. During the class, students perform sequences of increasing complexity to advance their technical skills.

This course may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. Students who enjoy the challenges and successes of this course may wish to take an accelerated dance class in the future.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Debate 2
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to develop students’ beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as they apply to oral communication concepts and strategies for public debate in a variety of given settings.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Performing Arts.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Debate 1

Next Course in Progression:
Consider other ELA and Reading Electives
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to continue to develop students' awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as they apply to oral communication concepts and strategies for public debate in a variety of given settings. Some work outside of the regular school day may be required.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Digital Art Imaging 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. Students produce digital still images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Digital Art Imaging 1 before taking the Digital Art Imaging 2 course. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Digital Art Imaging 1

Next Course in Progression:
Digital Art Imaging 3 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore and develop concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications to design, create, print, and display original two-dimensional graphic and fine works of art. As they become more adept at using the tools and techniques available to them, students design digital still images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own designs and images and those of their peers to measure artistic growth with increasing sophistication. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Digital Art Imaging 1 & 2 before taking Digital Art Imaging 3 Honors. 

Prerequisites:

recommended: Digital Art Imaging 2

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore advanced topics through project-based work, becoming more self-directed in their acquisition and use of concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications to design, create, print, and display original two-dimensional graphic and fine works of art in print and web formats. As they become more adept at using the tools and techniques available to them, students design and produce digital still images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own designs and images and those of their peers to measure artistic growth with increasing sophistication and independence to promote risk-taking in the completion of conceptually based, self-directed work. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students experiment with the media and techniques used to create a variety of two-dimensional (2-D) artworks through the development of skills in drawing. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art to improve mark making and/or the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation, research, and/or imagination. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:
Assessment:
Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Major concepts/content

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Florida’s driving laws/rules of the road and safe driving behavior, and to strategies that will develop driving knowledge and skills related to today’s and tomorrow’s motorized society. It will also provide an in-depth study of the contributing factors to vehicle crashes and their solutions. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Meaning and responsibilities of a Driver License
  • Laws that govern the operation of a motor vehicle
  • Knowledge of Florida’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws
  • Vehicle control and traffic procedures
  • Knowledge of sharing the road with other types of vehicles and vulnerable road users
  • Defensive driving strategies
  • Physical and mental factors that affect driving ability
  • Effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving performance
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

Principal Approved District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

For Placement in Grade 9:

Completion of Grade 8 M/J Comprehensive Science 3

For Placement Beyond Grade 10:

Students expressing a desire to follow an Environmental Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:

For Placement in Grade 9:

Grade 8 M/J Comprehensive Science 3 

For Placement Beyond Grade 10:

Biology 1

Next Course in Progression:
Gr 10 - Biology 1, Gr 11-12 - Any Equally Rigorous Science Course (See Pathways Below)
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study the earth and its location in space through experiments and observation to discover a wide range of principles in the earth sciences. The term earth science is a broad one, encompassing geology, paleontology, plate tectonics, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

Principal Approved District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

For Placement in Grade 9:

Completion of Grade 8 M/J Comprehensive Science 3 (with teacher recommendation)

For Placement Beyond Grade 10:

Students expressing a desire to follow an Environmental Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:

For Placement in Grade 9:

Grade 8 M/J Comprehensive Science 3 

For Placement Beyond Grade 10:

Biology 1 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
Gr 10 - Biology 1 Honors, Gr 11-12 - Any Equally Rigorous Science Honors Course (See Pathways Below)
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study the earth and its location in space through experiments and observation to discover a wide range of principles in the earth sciences. The term earth science is a broad one, encompassing geology, paleontology, plate tectonics, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Earth/Space Science course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Economics

Assessment:

District Developed Final

Placement Consideration:

In Pasco County course progression this course is recommended for 12th grade.

Prerequisites:

M/J Civics or M/J Civics Adavanced

M/J U.S. History or M/J U.S. History Advanced

M/J World History  ot M/J World History Honors

World History or World History Honors

U.S. History or U.S. History Honors

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

Approved Resources:

EMC, Economics - New Ways of Thinking - Second Edition

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Economics

Assessment:

District developed final.

Placement Consideration:

In Pasco County, this course is placed in course progression for 12th grade.

Prerequisites:

M/J Civics or M/J Civics Adavanced

M/J U.S. History or M/J U.S. History Advanced

M/J World History  ot M/J World History Honors

World History or World History Honors

U.S. History or U.S. History Honors

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

EMC, Economics- New Ways of Thinking, 2nd Edition

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., history fair, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Florida Standards Assessment ELA

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

M/J Language Arts 3 or M/J Language Arts 3 Advanced

Next Course in Progression:
English 2 or English 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curriculum and HMH Collections

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide English 1 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Florida Standards Assessment ELA

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

M/J Language Arts 3 or M/J Language Arts 3 Advanced

Next Course in Progression:
English 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curriculum and HMH Collections

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 9 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Florida Standards Assessment ELA

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

English 1, English 1 Honors or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
AICE English General Paper AS Level, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Literacture
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curricular resources and HMH resources

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

Florida Standards Assessment ELA

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

English 1, English 1 Honors, or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
AICE English General Paper AS Level, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, or Advanced Placement English Literature
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curricular resources and HMH resources

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in preparation for college and career readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

English 3 or equivalent.

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curricular resources and HMH Collections

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 12 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here,

Prerequisites:

AICE English General Paper or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/OLL_Resources/EaIDgbt9Z0VLp_UyVE4LI3cBAAYOfh7JjxjqS-F915RUJg

Approved Resources:

Modified FLVS curricular resources and HMH Collections

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 12 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course provides 1 of the 4 English credits for high school promotion.

Assessment:

PERT (Reading and Writing)

Placement Consideration:

This course can be used to provide intensive interventions in reading, especially for students who have not yet passed FSA ELA 10. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

English 3 or equivalent.

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

PrepWorks materials and Canvas course materials.

Course Description:

This course incorporates reading and writing study through writing a variety of informative texts using grade-level writing craft and through the in-depth reading and analysis of informational selections in order to develop critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college courses. This course prepares students for successful completion of Florida college English courses. The benchmarks reflect the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies necessary for entry-level college courses.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Study of the dynamic interactions of Matter and Energy on the planet Earth. Environmental Science students will make scientifically sound decision s about local, national, and global issues. These decisions will be based on the scientific process: observe; interpret; identify and control variables; gather; examine, and use evidence to support claims; recognize bias; consider tradeoffs; propose alternative explanations.

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Eurhythmics 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Student dancers develop basic skills in performing and evaluating choreographed performances as an independent ensemble and in cooperation with a music ensemble. Emphasis is placed on dance, equipment manipulation, precision, and the relationship between music and dance. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Eurhythmics 1 before taking Eurhythmics 2.

Prerequisites:

Eurhythmics 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Eurhythmics 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Student dancers build on previous experience to perform and evaluate choreographed performances as an independent ensemble and in cooperation with a music ensemble. Students focus on strengthening dance skills, equipment manipulation, precision, and the relationship between music and dance. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Eurhythmics 1 & 2 before taking Eurhythmics 3.

Prerequisites:

Eurhythmics 2 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Eurhythmics 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Student dancers strengthen their performance and evaluative skills, and explore the basic processes of designing choreography for an independent ensemble or in cooperation with a music ensemble. Students develop more sophisticated dance skills and equipment manipulation. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Eurhythmics 1, 2, & 3 before taking Eurhythmics 4.

Prerequisites:

Eurhythmics 3 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Student dancers develop advanced skills in creating, performing, and evaluating choreographed performances as an independent ensemble and in cooperation with a music ensemble. Coursework focuses on dance, equipment manipulation, precision, and analysis of the relationship between music and dance. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
4.0
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an elective and is not required to graduate. 

Assessment:

District EOC

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

This course provides a basic overview of the causes and preventions of unintentional injuries, appropriate emergency responses to those injuries, and crisis response planning. Safety education should include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED), first aid for an obstructed airway, and injury prevention.

General Notes

The content should include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Injury prevention and safety
  • Safety promotion
  • First aid procedures
  • Adult, child, and infant CPR, and AED procedures
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Environmental health (community resources and services)
  • Community health and consumer health (career and public service opportunities)
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Elective Courses: 8 credits.

Assessment:

Disitrict developed district final.

Placement Consideration:

Florida History is a semester academic elective that may be taken at any semester point from 9th -12th grade.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

District developed curriculum

 Florida Memory resources

DBQ Project - Florida Mini-Q Binder

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Florida History course consists of the following content area strands: World History, American History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the chronological development of the state of Florida by examining the political, economic, social, military and cultural events that affected the state. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the progression of Florida including, but not limited to, the evolution of Florida's diverse heritage through Spanish, French, British and American occupations, Florida's Native American population, United States annexation and territorial experience, statehood and an analysis of Florida's first constitution, Florida's system of slavery, Florida under the Confederacy and Reconstruction, Florida's role as a part of the new South, technological and urban transformations of the state, the evolution of Florida lifestyles and ideals over the centuries, the historic evolution of the Florida economy, Florida's diverse geographic regions and population groups, state government, modern day Florida's successes and challenges, and the projection of Florida's future development.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
French 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Bien dit!

Course Description:

French 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

French 1

Next Course in Progression:
French 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Bien dit!

Course Description:

French 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in French 1. The course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of listening and oral skills acquired in French 1. Reading and writing receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language-speaking people is continued.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

French 2

Next Course in Progression:
French 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Florida Virtual French 3 Honors Content

Course Description:

French 3 provides mastery and expansion of skills acquired by the students in French 2. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansions of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions of selected readings. Contemporary vocabulary stresses activities which are important to the everyday life of the target language-speaking people.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

French 3 Honors (0701340)

Next Course in Progression:
Advanced Placement French Language and Culture (0701380)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Bien Dit 

Course Description:

French 4 expands the skills acquired by the students in French 3. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills. There is additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes, including writing. Reading selections are varied and taken from the target language newspapers, magazines, and literary works.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

p>This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

 

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:
Grades:
9, 10, 11
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Geometry

Assessment:

End of Course Exam

Placement Consideration:

Passed Algebra 1 EOC

Prerequisites:

Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Algebra 2, Liberal Arts Math 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students' geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Important differences exist between this Geometry course and the historical approach taken in Geometry classes. For example, transformations are emphasized early in this course. Close attention should be paid to the introductory content for the Geometry conceptual category found in the high school standards. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The critical areas, organized into five units are as follows: Congruence, Proof, and Constructions; Similarity, Proof and Trigonometry; Extending to Three Dimensions; Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates; Circles with and Without Coordinates. 

Grades:
8, 9,10,11
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Geometry

Assessment:

End of Course Exam

Placement Consideration:

All EOC levels

Prerequisites:

Completion of Algebra 1 Honors, a passing score on the FSA EOC test, and teacher recommendation.

If a student is taking Geometry honors in middle school, prerequisites are Algebra honors, and M/J Grade 8 pre-algebra or M/J Grade 7 math adv, and M/J 7th math or M/J math 7th adv, and M/J math 6th or M/J math 6th adv.

Next Course in Progression:
Algebra 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Savvas enVision (2020); Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students' geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Important differences exist between this Geometry course and the historical approach taken in Geometry classes. For example, transformations are emphasized early in this course. Close attention should be paid to the introductory content for the Geometry conceptual category found in the high school standards. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
German 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources

Course Description:

German 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

German 1

Next Course in Progression:
German 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources.

Course Description:

German 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in German 1. The course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of listening and oral skills acquired in German 1. Reading and writing receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language-speaking people is continued.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

German 2

Next Course in Progression:
German 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher Created Resources

Course Description:

German 3 provides mastery and expansion of skills acquired by the students in German 2. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansions of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions of selected readings. Contemporary vocabulary stresses activities which are important to the everyday life of the target language-speaking people.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

German 3 Honors (0702340)

Next Course in Progression:
Advanced Placement German Language and Culture (0702380)
Other Information:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Approved Resources:

Teacher created content

Course Description:

German 4 expands the skills acquired by the students in German 3. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills. There is additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes, including writing. Reading selections are varied and taken from the target language newspapers, magazines, and literary works.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

May need access to a guitar.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Guitar 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with little or no experience develop basic guitar skills and knowledge, including simple and full-strum chords, bass lines and lead sheets, barre and power chords, foundational music literacy and theory, major scales, simple finger-picking patterns, and ensemble skills for a variety of music. Beginning guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers in a variety of styles. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

May need their own guitar

Prerequisites:

Guitar 1 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Guitar 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with previous guitar experience build on their skills and knowledge, adding chords, new strumming and finger-picking patterns, movable major and minor scales, basic music theory, more complex bass lines and lead sheets, and ensemble skills for a variety of music. Beginning guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

May need to have access to a guitar.

Prerequisites:

Guitar 1 & 2 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Guitar 4 (honors)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with previous experience strengthen their guitar skills and knowledge, adding a variety of chords; refining finger-picking and strumming patterns; reading notation in 1st, 2nd, and 5th position; and learning stylistic nuances, left-hand technique, and alternative fingering. Guitarists readily use tablature and standard notation, study the work of significant musicians, and develop significant self-assessment skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Princpal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Guitar 1, 2, & 3 before taking Guitar 4 Honors.

Prerequisites:

Guitar 3 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with considerable experience broaden their guitar skills and knowledge, adding left- and right-hand techniques and stylistic nuances; work with classical etudes and ensemble performance literature; and become familiar with modes and jazz chords. Guitarists extend their reading and theory skills and add to their knowledge of significant musicians through history. In keeping with the rigor expected in an Honors course, students undertake independent study that includes synthesis of learning and experience. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Elective Courses: 8 credits.

Assessment:

District developed final.

Placement Consideration:

Holocaust History Honors is a semester academic elective that may be taken at any semester point from 9th -12th grade.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

FLDOE Holocaust Task Force Curriculum

Course Description:

This grades 9-12 Holocaust course consists of the following content area strands:  American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government.  The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the examination of the events of the Holocaust (1933-1945), the systemic, planned annihilation of European Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany.  Content will include, but is not limited to, the examination of twentieth century programs and of twentieth century and twenty-first century genocides, investigation of human behavior during this period, and an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
4.0
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is a High School graduation requirement in the state of Florida. 

Assessment:

District EOC

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

HOPE Textbook and additional online resources. 

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Students will realize the full benefit of this course when it is taught with an integrated approach.

In addition to the physical education content represented in the benchmarks below, specific health education topics within this course include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental/Social Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Components of Physical Fitness
  • Nutrition and Wellness Planning
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Health Advocacy
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention
  • Human Sexuality including Abstinence and HIV
  • Internet Safety
Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
4.0
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective, not required. 

Assessment:

District EOC

Placement Consideration:

none

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Individual and Dual Sports 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
4.0
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective, not required. 

Assessment:

District EOC

Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:

Individual and Dual Sports 2

Next Course in Progression:
Individual and Dual Sports 4
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9-12
GPA Weighting:
4.0
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Elective, not required. 

Assessment:

District EOC

Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:

Individual and Dual Sports 2

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:
Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final 

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Ensemble 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with little or no experience in an instrumental ensemble develop basic musicianship and ensemble performance skills through the study of basic, high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians focus on building foundational music techniques, music literacy, listening skills, and aesthetic awareness. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Ensemble 1 before taking Instrumental Ensemble 2.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Ensemble 1 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Ensemble 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with previous instrumental ensemble experience continue building musicianship and performance skills through the study of high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians learn to self-assess and collaborate as they rehearse, perform, and study relevant musical styles and time periods. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Ensemble 1 & 2 before taking Instrumental Ensemble 3.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Ensemble 2 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Ensemble 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students strengthen instrumental ensemble performance skills, music literacy, and analytical skills through the study of high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians learn to self-assess and collaborate as they rehearse, perform, and study relevant history and cultures. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Ensemble 1, 2, & 3 before taking Instrumental Ensemble 4 Honors.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Ensemble 3 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with extensive instrumental ensemble experience refine their critical listening, music literacy, and ensemble skills through the study, rehearsal, and performance of high-quality, advanced literature. Students use reflection and problem-solving skills with increasing independence to improve their performance and musical expression. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Technique 1 & 2 before taking Instrumental Technique 3.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Technique 2 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Technique 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this intermediate-level class develop their musical and technical skills further on a specific instrument, and expand their technical and performance skills, enhanced by historical and cultural background knowledge of the music. Students explore more demanding solo literature, etudes, and technical exercises with increasing independence. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Techniques 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this entry-level class focus on the development of musical and technical skills on a specific instrument through etudes, scales, and selected music literature. Through problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection, students develop the physical and cognitive skills to be more disciplined performers. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Techniques 1 before taking Instrumental Techniques 2.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Techniques 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Instrumental Techniques 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this novice-level class continue to develop musical and technical skills on a specific instrument through developmentally appropriate solo literature, etudes, scales, and exercises. Through problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection, students develop the physical and cognitive skills necessary to be more disciplined performers. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Instrumental Techniques 1, 2, & 3 before taking Instrumental Techniques 4 Honors.

Prerequisites:

Instrumental Techniques 3 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students in this advanced class refine their musicianship and performance skills on a specified instrument. Students prepare for post-secondary and community music experiences and develop artistry independently through a variety of advanced solos, etudes, and excerpts. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / FIne Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should have experience on an instrument suited for jazz ensemble.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Jazz Ensemble 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with experience on an instrument suited for jazz ensemble explore the fundamentals of performance practices, improvisation, and music theory through a diverse repertoire of high-quality jazz literature. Students learn the basics of foundational jazz styles, use chord symbols, develop knowledge of musical structure, and study the history of jazz and its iconic musicians. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Jazz Ensemble 1 before taking Jazz Ensemble 2.

Prerequisites:

Jazz Ensemble 1 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Jazz Ensemble 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with jazz experience become conversant with basic chord progressions and the scale/chord relationship, strengthen aural skills, and learn to improvise and compose melodies over progressions as they rehearse, perform, and study high-quality jazz ensemble literature. Musicians study jazz history and become familiar with the cultural context of various compositions and artists. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2 before taking Jazz Ensemble 3.

Prerequisites:

Jazz Ensemble 2 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Jazz Ensemble 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with considerable jazz experience become conversant with more complex forms and harmonic progressions, and strengthen their aural and improvisational skills as they rehearse, perform, and study high-quality jazz ensemble literature. Musicians apply their theory skills to arranging, transposition, and composing; and study various periods, cultural contexts, compositions, and artists in jazz history. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / FIne Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Jazz Ensemble 1, 2, & 3 before taking Jazz Ensemble 4 Honors.

Prerequisites:

Jazz Ensemble 3 (or equivalent)

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with significant jazz experience become highly conversant with complex harmonic structures; compose or arrange for small groups; improvise over various forms, keys, and styles; and are knowledgeable about the professional jazz scene and its icons. Musicians study the impact of technology on jazz and the music industry, and learn the basics of sound reinforcement for solo and ensemble performance. In keeping with the rigor expected in an Honors course, students undertake independent study that includes synthesis of learning and experience. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV Y (Voc prog)
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

 Elective- may be taken at any grade level. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 2
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Journalism 1

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 3
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to extend fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop further knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Journalism 2

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 4
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to perform grade level skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to continue to develop knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Journalism 3

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 5 Honors
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to perform skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to extend further knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

Journalism 4

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 6 Honors
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to perform advanced skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop advanced knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here.  

Prerequisites:

Journalism 5 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 7 Honors
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to perform advanced work in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop advanced knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media. School and professional publication efforts are expected.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level after taking the prerequisite.  See placement considerations here. 

Prerequisites:

Journalism 6 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
Journalism 8 Honors
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to perform advanced work in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop extended knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media. School and professional publication efforts are expected.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Elective

Assessment:

Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/OLL_Resources/EaIDgbt9Z0VLp_UyVE4LI3cBAAYOfh7JjxjqS-F915RUJg

Prerequisites:

Journalism 7 Honors

Next Course in Progression:
N/A
Other Information:

N/A

Approved Resources:

N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to perform highly advanced work in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop extended knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media. School, community, and professional publication is expected.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Keyboard 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students build fundamental piano techniques while learning to read music, acquire and apply knowledge of basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Beginning pianists develop skills in analytical listening and explore musical creativity in the form of basic improvisation and basic composition. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have piano experience.

Prerequisites:

Keyboard 1 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Keyboard 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students build on previous piano techniques and skills through reading music, acquiring and applying knowledge of music theory, and exploring the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Students learn repertoire from various styles and time periods, exploring the historical influence keyboards have had on music performance and composition. Students explore the basic tools of music technology (i.e., MIDI keyboards). Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have piano experience.

Prerequisites:

Keyboard 1 & 2 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Keyboard 4 (honors)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students further develop advanced knowledge of piano techniques, musical literacy, solo and ensemble performance skills, and related musical knowledge, using a variety of advanced piano literature. Students explore the historical influence keyboards have had on music performance and composition, and apply criteria to assess their own and others' piano performances. Students extend their knowledge of music technology (i.e., MIDI keyboards) and its connection to the computer and other sound-generating devices. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have piano experience.

Prerequisites:

Piano 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
None
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students develop highly advanced piano techniques, music literacy, solo performance skills, and related musical knowledge through a variety of advanced piano literature. Students work toward greater musical independence through accompanying other musicians, performing solos, and/or creating original music compositions. In keeping with the rigor expected in an Honors course, students undertake independent study that includes synthesis of learning and experience. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Latin 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources

Course Description:

Latin 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop a thorough understanding of the written language as well as of the influence the language and culture has had on other world languages, culture, government, arts and laws. Emphasis is placed on proficient understanding in the reading of the language. An introduction to writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

Latin 1

Next Course in Progression:
Latin 3
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources

Course Description:

Latin 2 expands the skills acquired by students in Latin 1. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansion of vocabulary and translation skills through comprehension of selected readings. Vocabulary and grammar stresses activities which are important to prepare for translating the works of authentic authors in the target language. In presentational speaking and presentational writing, Latin students will present projects and reports of the research they have done about the culture, arts, history, politics, literature and mythology of the target language in English.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to the course progression.

Prerequisites:

Latin 2

Next Course in Progression:
Latin 4 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources

Course Description:

Latin 3 expands the skills acquired by students in Latin 2. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansion of vocabulary and translation skills through comprehension of selected readings. Vocabulary and grammar stress activities which are important to authors such as Caesar, Cicero, Plautus, Ovid, Catullus, Horace, Pliny, Sallust, Juvenal and Vergil. In presentational speaking, Latin students will present projects and reports of the research they have done about the culture, arts, history, politics, literature and mythology of the target language in English. For presentational writing, students will write essays of literary criticism to prepare for those expected in Advanced Placement and college classes.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course counts as 1 foreign language credit after earning a passing grade as established in the student progression plan.

 

Standard diploma: Elective Courses: 8 credits.     Scholar diploma: 2 credits in the same World Language.

Assessment:

District Develop Assessment

Placement Consideration:

Please, refer to course progression.

Prerequisites:

Latin 3 Honors (0706320)

Next Course in Progression:
Latin 5 Honors (0706340)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Teacher created resources

Course Description:

Latin 4 expands the skills acquired by students in Latin 3. Specific content includes, but is not limited to, expansion of vocabulary and translation skills through comprehension of selected readings. Vocabulary and grammar stress activities which are important to authors such as Caesar, Cicero, Plautus, Ovid, Catullus, Horace, Pliny, Sallust, Juvenal and Vergil. In presentational speaking, Latin students will present projects and reports of the research they have done about the culture, arts, history, politics, literature and mythology of the target language in English. For presentational writing, students will write essays of literary criticism to prepare for those expected in Advanced Placement and college classes.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS Y GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Elective Courses: 8 credits.

Assessment:

District developed final.

Placement Consideration:

Law Studies is a semester academic elective that may be taken at any semester point from 9th -12th grade. 

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Court Procedures
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

McGraw Hill - Street Law

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 Law Studies course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Economics, and Civics and Government. The primary content for the course pertains to the study of the American legal system as the foundation of American society by examining those laws which have an impact on citizens' lives and an introduction to fundamental civil and criminal justice procedures. Content should include, but is not limited to, the need for law, the basis for our legal system, civil and criminal law, adult and juvenile courts, family and consumer law, causes and consequences of crime, individual rights and responsibilities, and career opportunities in the legal system.

Grades:
9,10
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes (may affect possible admission to a state university)
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Level 1 on Algebra 1 EOC

Prerequisites:

Algebra 1

Next Course in Progression:
Geometry, Geometry Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

FLVS course, Pearson Algebra 1 and Geometry (2010), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 is a course designed to strengthen and remediate mathematical skills from Algebra 1 curriculum.  Topics shall include: Expression, Equations and Inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, Linear Functions and Polynomials, Similarity and Congruence of Polygons, 3-Dimensional Solids, Statistics. 

Grades:
10,11
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes (may affect possible admission to a state university)
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

Geometry EOC - Level 1

Prerequisites:

Geometry and teacher recommendation

Next Course in Progression:
Algebra 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

FLVS course with StudyForge, Pearson Algebra 2 and Geometry (2010), Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

Liberal Arts Mathematics 2 is a course designed to strengthen and remediate mathematical skills from Algebra 1 and Geometry curriculum.  Topics shall include: Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions and Complex Numbers, Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions, Radical Functions and Rational Exponents, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Relationships of All Functions, Probability and Statistics, Preparation for Algebra 2. 

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
E
Bright Futures:
FAS/FMS N, GSV E
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.

Assessment:
Placement Consideration:

Elective- may be taken at any grade level. See placement considerations here.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Consider other ELA and Reading Electives.
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the narrative parallels between traditional (print) literary texts and 21st century (multimedia in all its digital platforms) texts. Through integrated educational experiences of extensive viewing and reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, students will study a variety of digital platforms, film, and television, including the use of graphics in these formats.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Traditional Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Physics, Physical Science

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Marine Science I course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
No
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)

3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

Assessment:

End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a Pathway and have completed Biology.

Prerequisites:
Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Marine Science 2 course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. In general, the academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors level course work. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Grades:
12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

Mathematics

Assessment:

PERT, ACT/SAT

Placement Consideration:
Prerequisites:

Placement is determined by scores on either the Algebra 1 EOC, SAT, ACT, PERT or teacher recommendation.

Next Course in Progression:
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

College Prep Algebra, Mathematics for College Readines (FL Edition) by Ron Larson, FLVS course with Aleks, Pasco's Secondary Learning Network Resources

Course Description:

This course is targeted for seniors who are not yet "college ready" in mathematics or simply need some additional instruction in content to prepare them for success in college level mathematics.  This course incorporates the Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices as well as the following Florida Standards for Mathematical Content: Expressions and Equations, The Number System, Functions, Algebra, Geometry, Number and Quantity, Statistics and Probability, and the Florida Standards for High School Modeling.  The standards align with the Mathematics Postsecondary Readiness Competencies deemed necessary for entry-level college courses.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
None
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore the musical traditions of 20th- and 21st-century American and global communities around the world through study of current trends, focusing on the function of music within various cultures (e.g., jazz, world drumming, mariachi, soul, gamelan, Bollywood, digital). Students examine and report on human activities involving music, technology- and culture-related influences on music, and the sounds and structures of music composition. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Music Technology and Sound Engineering 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students explore the fundamental applications and tools of music technology and sound engineering. As they create and learn its terminology, students also learn the history and aesthetic development of technology used to capture, create, and distribute music. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
N/A
Graduation Requirements:

Performing/Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Should have Music Technology and Sound Engineering 1 or equivalent

Prerequisites:

Music Technology and Sound Engineering 1 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
None
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students build on previous experience with the fundamentals of music technology and sound engineering to integrate their knowledge of traditional musical elements with past and current technologies used to capture, create, mix, and present music. They explore the creative and aesthetic implications of music technology and sound engineering through class work. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Music Theory 2 Honors
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students learn how music is constructed and developed, and acquire a basic understanding of the structural, technical, and historical elements of music. Student theorists develop basic ear-training, keyboard, and functional singing skills, and engage in the creative process through individual and collaborative projects. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Music Theory 1 before taking Music Theory 2.

Prerequisites:

Music Theory 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
AP Music Theory
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with prior music theory training study composition, form, and analysis, and develop individual aural skills. The aural, analytical, and cognitive skills expanded in this class inform the serious musician's performance abilities over a variety of styles and genres. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
Musical Theatre 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students' course work focuses on, but is not limited to, acting, vocal performance, dance, non-dance movement, and staging, which transfer readily to performances in musicals and other venues. Students survey the evolution of music in theatre from ancient Greece to modern Broadway through a humanities approach and representative literature. Music theatre students explore the unique staging and technical demands of musicals in contrast to non-musical plays. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
No
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
NCAA:
NA
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / Fine Arts

Assessment:

Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should take Musical Theatre 1 before taking Musical Theatre 2. 

Prerequisites:

Musical Theatre 1 (or equivalent) 

Next Course in Progression:
Musical Theatre 3
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