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ENGLISH

 

 

ENGLISH I – HONORS (writing intensive course) State ID #01001A000 (Weighted)

9th Grade - One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of 8th grade English with an A and placement tests

 

English I Honors covers a similar curriculum to English I, but includes a more in depth study of challenging texts and moves at a more rigorous pace.  Students are also expected to do a significant amount of independent work and reading outside of class.  Students will read a variety of works, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama and the epic.  Students will study grammar in conjunction with writing and will follow the writing process to produce quality compositions.  Students will also write with a purpose as they work with each form of composition: narrative, expository, descriptive, and argumentative.  Students will read with greater comprehension through the development of higher order thinking skills.  Students are expected to participate in class discussions; discussions will focus on the ability to interpret and analyze the literature covered in class.

 

 

ENGLISH I (writing intensive course) State ID #01001A000

9th Grade - One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

English I is a required class for graduation.  Students in English I will read a variety of works, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama and the epic.  Students will study grammar in conjunction with writing and will follow the writing process to produce quality compositions.  Students will also write with a purpose as they work with each form of composition: narrative, expository, descriptive, and argumentative.  Students will read with greater comprehension through the development of higher order thinking skills.  Students are expected to participate in class discussions; discussions will focus on the ability to interpret and analyze the literature covered in class.

 

 

ENGLISH II – HONORS (writing intensive course) State ID #01002A000 (Weighted)

10th Grade - One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I with an A, or English I Honors with an A or B average for the first semester.  Teacher recommedation will also be used.

 

English II Honors will require students to complete coursework similar to English II, but at an accelerated pace.  The honors course will also require students to use more analytical and critical thinking skills to complete assignments.  Students will continue to develop the writing process learned in English I and will read various literary works including short stories, plays, and novels.  The first semester of the course will focus on grammar, mechanics, and style in writing.  The second semester will consist of reading and analyzing literature.  Students will be required to write descriptive, expository, and argumentative essays throughout the year. 

 

ENGLISH II (writing intensive course) State ID #01002A000

10th Grade - One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I

 

English II is a required course in which students will continue to develop the writing process and will read various literary works including short stories, plays, and a novel.  Students will spend first semester primarily fine-tuning grammar, mechanics, and style in writing as well as becoming more familiar with the different modes of writing and the writing process.  The goal of English II is for students to become more proficient as both writers and readers.  Therefore, second semester will be devoted primarily to reading and analyzing literature from which students will be expected to respond to what they have read through oral discussions, written work, and various projects.  Students will also be required to write descriptive, expository, and argumentative essays throughout the year.

 

 

ENGLISH III – HONORS (writing intensive course) State ID #01003A000 (Weighted)

11th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I and English II with an A, or English II Honors with an A or B average for the first semester.  Teacher recommendation will also be used.

 

English III Honors covers a similar curriculum to English III, but includes a more in depth study of challenging texts and moves at a more rigorous pace.  Additional reading and writing assignments will be required throughout the year.  Students are also expected to do a significant amount of independent work and reading outside of class.  English III is a required course in which students will continue to develop the writing process and will read a variety of American literary works including short stories, plays, essays, poetry and a few novels.  Three major essays will be required throughout the course of the year in which grammar, mechanics, and style in writing will focus on ACT and college prep level.  The goal of English III is for students to be able to comprehend, analyze and implement higher order thinking skills to respond to what they have read through a variety of methods including oral discussions, written work and group/individual projects.

 

 

ENGLISH III (writing intensive course) State ID #01003A000

11th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I and English II

 

English III is a required course in which students will continue to develop the writing process and will read a variety of American literary works including short stories, plays, essays, poetry and a few novels.  Three major essays will be required throughout the course of the year in which grammar, mechanics, and style in writing will focus on ACT and college prep level.  The goal of English III is for students to be able to comprehend, analyze and implement higher order thinking skills to respond to what they have read through a variety of methods including oral discussions, written work and group/individual projects.

 

 

ENGLISH IV (writing intensive course) State ID #01064A000

12th Grade - One semester-0.5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I, II, and III

 

This is a senior-level English course that surveys the major genres of literature (the novel, short stories, and poetry) produced by a variety of multicultural perspectives that make up America: African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American.   Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of multiple cultures while using critical thinking and reading skills to analyze, interpret, and evaluate literature.  Students will be tested after each unit and will write response journals of the readings or take quizzes to assess their understanding of the literature covered in class.  Students will also complete a research project on a culture of their choice, and an in-depth novel project of a book selected from an approved reading list.

 

 

BRITISH LITERATURE State ID #01056A000

12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite: Completion of English I, II, and III

 

British Literature is a senior-level English elective.  It is a study of British literature, beginning with the Anglo-Saxons and covering the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  This class will cover various genres of literature: short stories, poetry, drama, and the epic.  Students are expected to particpate in class discussions; discussions will focus on the ability to interpret and analyze the literature covered in class.

 

Objectives:

1.  To foster an understanding of the various genres of British literature, namely poetry,

      prose, drama, and the epic.

2.  To sharpen skills in identifying literary terms and devices.

3.  To increase confidence in analyzing and discussing literature, both orally and in writing.

4.  To improve ability to write a well-developed, organized and cohesive essay.

5.  To improve proofreading and editing skills.

 

 

RESEARCH State ID #01105A000 (Weighted)

12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester and 3 college credits through Kaskaskia College if English 101 is met

Prerequisite:  Completion of   English I, II, and III with an “A”  or “B”;  English I, II, and  III Honors with an A or B overall average

 

 

Research is a senior elective designed for college bound students.  Students will be required to:

 

*Access information in a variety of formats (print, nonprint, electronic) efficiently and    

  effectively through research strategies

*Evaluate information critically

*Recognize the importance of accurate and comprehensive (unbiased) information as the

  basis for logical reasoning and intelligent decision making

*Use information accurately and logically to support ideas in written work

*Practice ethical behavior with regard to information use by avoiding plagiarism through

  proper in text citations and bibliographies as well as avoiding copyright violations

*Practice ethical behavior with regard to information technology and library materials by  

  following the acceptable use policies and guidelines of the district and the library

*Produce written work using a formal academic/mature language style

 

 

RHETORIC State ID #01103A000 (Weighted)

12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester and 3 college credits through Kaskaskia College if an ACT English score of 18 is met

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I, II, and III with an “A” or “B”  overall average; a minimum ACT English score of 18 or qualifying Compass score or English I, II, and III Honors with an A or B overall average

 

Rhetoric/KC ENGL 101 is a writing and reading intensive course which is intended to prepare students for college level reading and writing.  Students will be required to read and analyze a variety of text as well as write thought provoking, creative essays.  The writing assignments will cover a broad range of expository writing including descriptive, definition, classification, argumentative, literary analysis, and an essay exam.  All parts of an essay will be studied in-depth to increase a student’s understanding of the writing process for each type of essay. 

 

SPEECH State ID #01151A000

11th & 12th Grade –(10th upon consent of the instructor) One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite:  Completion of English I

 

This course is a graduation requirement and is designed so that students learn to communicate effectively.  The student must communicate in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations.  The focus will be on research for the speech, organization, and delivery.  Speeches include:  informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and commemorative.

 

 

Journalism State ID #11101A000

11th & 12th Grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Application must be completed and submitted to the instructor.  Admittance is based on attendance, application, and teacher recommendation.

 

Students will be responsible for writing articles for the local newspaper and producing the yearbook.  The course will focus on writing, interviewing, design, layout, news reporting, desktop publishing and photography skills.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

 

SPANISH I State ID #06101A000

9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  “C” or better in previous year English

 

In this first year course, the fundamentals of Spanish grammar are emphasized to give students a structural base.  Students will gain a wide vocabulary on a number of subjects as well as the ability to accurately discuss events in the present tense.  Students will also learn to accurately identify the past tenses in Spanish.  In addition to grammar fundamentals, the students will be introduced to the cultural similarities and differences between United States culture and Hispanic cultures.  Emphasis is placed not only on reading, writing, and understanding, but also on conversing in everday language.

 

 

SPANISH II State ID #06102A111

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  A “C” or better in Spanish I

 

In this second year course, more advanced concepts of Spanish grammer are emphasized to give students a stronger structural base.  Students will expand their skillset acquired in Spanish I so they are able to hold conversation in the present, past and future on a number of familiar topics.  Cultural diffferences and similarities will be further explored.  Emphasis is placed not only on reading, writing, and understanding, but also on conversing in everyday language.

 

 

SPANISH III State ID #06103A000

11th & 12th  Grade -One Full Year -1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  A “C” or better in Spanish II

 

The goals of Spanish III are to enhance the students’ competency in comprehending, speaking, and writing Spanish, to review concepts and vocabulary learned in previous Spanish courses, and to provide a broader structural base for students intending to continue Spanish in college.  Students will further expand their skillset acquired through Spanish I and Spanish II so that they are able to converse and present to classmates on a variety of known topics, and with limited ability on unfamiliar topics.  Students will learn to identify and use more advanced grammer concepts relatively unfamiliar to English speakers.  In addition to improving grammatical accuracy, classes will also have a new emphasis on history and cultures of Hispanic countries.

 

 

 

SPANISH IV State ID #06104A000

12th Grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Spanish III

 

The goals of Spanish IV are to enhance the students’ competency in comprehending, speaking, and writing Spanish.  Spanish IV will focus on advancing these skills to a higher level and provide a stronger base for students intending to continue Spanish in college.  Students will accurately speak and present on a number of familiar and unfamiliar topics.  In addition to improving grammatical accuracy, classes will also have a new emphasis on history and cultures of Hispanic countries.

 

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 

HEALTH State ID #08051A000

9th & 10th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course is designed to:

            *  Help students understand health issues and develop attitudes necessary to make

                them better able to achieve or maintain a high quality of life.

            *  Provide learning experiences to acquaint the student with concepts of physical,

                mental, emotional, and social aspects of living.

 

Topics:  Family, dating, STD's, AIDS, drugs, sexuality, alcohol, marriage, smoking,

              first aid, anatomy, nutrition, and physical fitness.

 

 

DRIVER EDUCATION State ID #08151A000

Nine Weeks

Prerequisite:  A student must have had eight passing grades in eight courses in the

                      previous two semesters to be eligible for drivers education.

 

This course meets daily and fulfills all state requirements.  This course covers highway signs, signals, laws, accidents, eyes and driving, alcohol and drugs, driving maneuvers, intersections, town and city driving and more.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION State ID #08001A000

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - 2 semesters-.25 Credit Per Year

 

This course includes participation in individual and group sports that develop good skills, attitudes, knowledge and physical well-being for effective living.  Emphasis is placed on the carry-over value for a lifetime of good health.

 

WEIGHTLIFTING State ID #08009A000

9th , 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade – 2 semesters - .25 Credit Per Year

 

This course includes participation in weight lifting and other strength and conditioning exercises designed to enhance strength, power, speed, coordination, flexibility, endurance, overall athletic performance, and to develop a basic knowledge of strength and conditioning.

 

MATH

 

 

ALGEBRA I State ID #02052A000

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

The Algebra I course presents opportunities for understanding and communicating mathematical topics relating to algebraic operations on expressions, solving for variables and equations, inequalities, exponentials and radicals, functions, the coordinate plane, linear equations, and corresponding problem solving.  Student development of written and oral communication skills in algebra will be encouraged.

 

 

GEOMETRY – HONORS State ID #02072A000 (Weighted)

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of Honors Algebra II and/or  teacher recommendation

 

This course will study the basics of Euclidean geometry, including an in-depth study of proofs.  Topics covered include angle measurements and relationships, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of polygons and solids, congruent and similar figures, right-triangle trigonometry, circles, area, volume, and other enrichment topics.

 

 

GEOMETRY State ID #02072A000

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of  Algebra I

 

The course will require students to use oral and written communication skills in developing their ability to use logical reasoning in problem solving.  Course topics include the study of some symbolic logic as a foundation for logical reasoning in geometry, the use of basic Euclidean constructions to reinforce plane geometry topics, direct and indirect proof forms, the geometry of two and three dimensions (polygons, circles, solids), and appropriate problem solving.  All students are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator every day in class.

 

 

ALGEBRA II State ID #02056A000

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of  Algebra I or Geometry

 

The Algebra II course reinforces topics of Algebra I and offers study about some functions of the coordinate plane, right triangle trigonometry, the extension of the real number system, and appropriate problem solving.  Students of Algebra II are expected to strengthen their oral and written mathematical communication skills.  All students are required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator every day in class.

 

 

ALGEBRA II – HONORS State ID #02056A000 (Weighted)

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of 8th grade Algebra I with an A or B and/or teacher recommendation

 

This course will reinforce and expand on the topics of Algebra I including algebraic operations on expressions, solving for variables and equations, inequalities, exponentials and radicals, functions, the coordinate plane, linear equations, and corresponding problem solving.  Advanced topics will include analyzing other functions of the coordinate plane, right triangle trigonometry, the complex number system, conics and various other enrichment topics. All students are required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator every day in class.

 

 

TRIGONOMETRY State ID #02103A000 (Weighted)

One semester, 0.5 credit, 4 college credits through Kaskaskia College

Prerequisite:  Completion of  Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, College Algebra

 

This course will focus on the right triangle definitions and the rectangular coordinate definitions of the six trig functions, applying those definitions to right triangles as well as angles in standard position in all four quadrants of the coordinate system.  Conversion from degrees to radians will allow work in either angle system.  The trig identities, along with the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, will be developed and applied in problem solving situations.  Inverse trig functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates and vectors will be included in discussions and class work.

 

 

College Algebra state id #02057a000 (Weighted)

One Semester – 0.5 credit – 3 college credits through Kaskaskia College

Prerequisite:  “C” or better in each Semester of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry or an ACT Math score of 18 or better.

 

This course is offered in cooperation with Kaskaskia College and provided the student receives a grade of “C” or above, the student will receive three college credits for College Algebra.  The topics covered include an in depth study of functions, matrices, and the theory of equations.  All students are required to have a TI-83 or TI- 84 graphing calculator every day in class.  Students planning to take Calculus as a senior are advised to take College Algebra their junior year.

 

 

 

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS State ID #02201A000

One Semester – 0.5 Credit

Prerequisite:  Algebra II and Grades 11 or 12

 

This one semester course is designed to provide a basic understanding of probability and statistics.  Course content includes the organization, presentation, and description of quantitative data, basic probability theory, probability distributions, and statistical inference.  There will be extensive use of both computers and graphing calculators throughout the course.  A TI-83/84 or TI-nspire graphing calculator is required. 

 

 

JR. COLLEGE MATH State ID #02110A000

One Semester – 0.5 Credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry and Grades 11 or 12

 

This is a one semester course designed to tie together knowledge from Algebra and Geometry into a comprehensive package of mathematical knowledge and skills in advanced equation solving, analysis of circles, parabolas, ellipses, hyperbolas, and other families of functions.  It also emphasizes application of technology, particulary the TI-83/84 graphing calculator, and how the new technologies can affect and change the ways that we analyze and approach problems.  This course can be taken before or after the College Algebra/Trigonometry sequence.

 

 

CALCULUS State ID #02121A000 (Weighted)

One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year and 5 college credits thru Kaskaskia College

Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, & College Algebra and Trigonometry

 

This course is a brief review of Algebra functions and an in-depth development of the concepts of a limit, derivative and continuity, the differentiation of functions, applications, and a strong emphasis on integration.  All students are required to have a TI-83 or TI- 84 graphing calculator every day in class. 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

 

EARTH/PHYSICAL SCIENCE State ID #03159A000

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  Grade - One Full Year- 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This course is made up of Physics and Chemistry.  This course is a vital force in helping students recognize the critical importance of scientific development in today's world.  Within the course, textural material to build science concepts as well as laboratory investigations for hands on learning are used. 

 

 

BIOLOGY I State ID #03051A000

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  Grade - One Full Year- 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This class is an introduction to the study of living things and their interdependence with the environment.  First semester focuses on the scientific method, cell structure, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell division, and introduces genetics.  In addition, students will create a leaf collection at the beginning of the year.  Second semester will focus on genetics, evolution, and ecology.  Students will learn proper lab technique and procedures for inquiry labs and hands-on activities.    

 

 

BIOLOGY II State ID #03052A000

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  A “C” or better in Biology I

 

This course begins with a semester of zoology which focuses on an overview of invertebrates and then transition to vertebrates.  First semester vertebrates will include: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  Students will also create an insect collection during this semester.  Second semester students will discuss human anatomy and physiology. Topics to be discussed include: tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, and nervous system.  This class is a lab class and does perform many dissections and hands on activities eash semester. 

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY I State ID #03101A000

10th, 11th & 12th  Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Algebra I (C or better both semesters)

 

This class explores many aspects of quantitative and qualitative chemistry.  Topics include:  physical/chemical charge, atomic structure, periodicity, and hybridization.  Writing formulas, types of  reaction, gas laws, organic chemistry, scientific measurement, mole concept, and stoichiometry are also examined.

 

 

CHEMISTRY II State ID #03102A000 (Weighted)

11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  A “C” or better in Chemistry I

 

This class covers many advanced chemical concepts such as:  solutions, ionization, acids/bases, PH, reaction rates, equilibrium, redox reactions, nuclear chemistry, thermo chemistry, metals/nonmetals, and organic chemistry.  Quantitative and qualitative analysis are studied.

 

 

PHYSICS State ID #03151A000 (Weighted)

11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Algebra II with a “C” or better both semesters.  Trigonometry recommended.

 

This course uses algebra and trigonometry to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world.  Topics include units and measurements, kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, vectors, dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational motion, fluid mechanics, and heat.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

WORLD CULTURES State ID #04001A000

9th Grade – One Semester   0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course is a survey of the major cultures around the world.  Individual cultural regions will be examined as well as the similarities, differences, and connections between them; and the increasing blending of cultures in many parts of the world.  How cultures have developed and continue to evolve will be examined, as well as the role of institutions like the family, religion, and government in shaping culture.  Understanding cultural diversity, the global village, and globalization will also be addressed.  Through this course the student will better understand both their own culture and members of other cultures in the global community.

 

 

CIVICS/CURRENT EVENTS  State ID # 04161A00

9th Grade – One Semester   0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

Civics/Current Events is a one-semester class structured to help the student understand the complex world they live in. By looking at current issues facing their community, region, state, nation and world, they will begin to understand the role of both individuals and institutions such as the family and government in addressing ongoing challenges. Students will seek an understanding of significant trending topics in a historical context. Developing the ability to analyze and do critical thinking and to understand an issue from a variety of perspectives will be emphasized.  Developing a sense of personal civic responsibility and service learning will also be included.  Through simulations of the democratic process, and discussions of sometimes controversial issues facing society, students will demonstrate the ability to participate in a mature and open exchange of ideas.

 

 

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT State ID #04151A000

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

American Government is a required course devoted to the origin and principles of the government of the United States.  Much emphasis is placed on the United States and Illinois Constitutions, the American Flag, and the Declaration of Independence.  In addition, students will become familiar with the structure and function of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.  Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of good citizenship and how essential individual participation is in a republic.

 

 

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY State ID #04101A000

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Completion of  World Cultures

 

United States History is a required course that will survey our nation’s history from the beginning of European colonization to the start of the Vietnam War.  Special emphasis is placed on the American Revolution, the United States Civil War, and the American involvement in both World War I and World War II.  Students will be challenged to investigate the cause and effect relationships that contributed to many of the major conflicts and hardships the United States has faced throughout its existence.  In addition, students will gain an appreciation for the United States and all of the efforts that have helped form the nation we live in today.

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY State ID #0425A000

12th Grade (11th with permission of instructor) - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

The one semester course in psychology provides an introduction to the field of psychology and will give the student an overview of the basic ideas and theories within the field.  Units covered in this course include the history and goals of psychology, personality theory, mental illness, memory, motivation, learning principles, and stress.

 

SOCIOLOGY State ID #04258A000

12th Grade (11th with permission of instructor) - One Semester -0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course explores the key principles of study of culture and focuses on how groups within society influence the individual.  Special attention is given to current trends and social problems facing our pluralistic society.  Topics examined include socialization, crime and punishment, social institutions, race and gender issues, inequality and power, and social movements in recent history.

 

 

WORLD HISTORY I State ID #04051A000

10th, 11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This course surveys the events, trends and the individuals influencing the history of the world from prehistory to the 1600’s.

 

 

 

WORLD HISTORY II State ID #04053A000

10th, 11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This course surveys the events, trends and the individuals influencing the history of the world from the 1600’s to the present.

 

 

 

FINE ARTS

 

 

BEGINNING DRAWING/ADVANCED DRAWING State ID #05156A000

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade- 0.5 Credit Per Class – One semester (each class).

Prerequisite for  Advanced Drawing: 0.5 credit in Beginning Drawing

 

Beginning Drawing – teaches students how to draw realistic still life drawings, create shading techniques, and experience a variety of drawing media.

 

Advanced Drawing – students learn how to draw figures and portraits. They will use more advanced techniques.

 

 

BEGINNING PAINTING/ADVANCED PAINTING State ID #05157A000

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - 0.5 Credit Per Class – One semester (each class)

Prerequisite for Beginning Painting: Drawing

Prerequisite for Advanced Painting: Beginning Painting

 

Beginning Painting – is a class where students learn the fundamentals of painting such as blending, mixing, and technique. Also, they work with different types of media:  watercolor, acrylic and tempera.

 

Advanced Painting – continues work in these areas with basic still-life paintings and silk painting.

 

 

CERAMICS State ID #05159A000

9th,10th,11th, & 12th Grade – One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Year

 

Ceramics is a class that will give students the experience to learn and work with different types of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing techniques.  Students will create functional and decorative types of pottery.  Sculpture is the second aspect of the class that exposes students to the work of three-dimensional design.  Students will design and create sculptures that cover elements like texture, space, unity, balance, and form.

 

 

ADVANCED STUDIO ( College Preparatory) State ID #05170A000

11th & 12th grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Two Credits of Art

 

This advanced course will build on experiences students gained in previous courses.  It will involve an intense study of the media and/or mixed media that the student chooses. This course will prepare college bound students in skills of studio work, time management, self-discovery, and critique.

 

 

BAND State ID #05101A000

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  The ability and desire to play a band instrument.

 

Band is a course whose primary focus is performance but also deals with the academic area of music.  Students are expected to learn terms and concepts that will aid in the performance of band music.  The band program is divided into several areas including concert band, marching band, pep band.  All students enrolled in band are a part of these ensembles.  Other offerings include jazz band, small ensembles usually meet off of school time (before/after school, evenings).  Several concerts are performed each year.  In addition to concerts, contests, festivals, parades, etc. are participated in by the band. 

 

 

MUSIC THEORY State ID #05113A000

10th, 11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Must be enrolled in band or chorus or have the permission of the instructor.

 

A main focus of the course is to prepare students who may continue their music education in college for their first classes in Music History and Music Theory, although all music students can benefit from the items learned in this class.

 

The first semester of the class deals with music history, from the Middle Ages to the present.  A large amount of listening is done in this portion of the class.  The second semester deals with music theory, including reading notes in all clefs, writing scales, chords, analyzing music, and finally writing music.

 

 

CHOIR State ID #05110A000

9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credits Per Year

Prerequisite:  The ability to vocalize in a choral ensemble.

 

The purpose of choir is to provide students the opportunity to learn and enjoy group participation in music.  Instruction includes development in reading musical notation, proper breathing technique, and good tone production.  Students participate in several school concerts as well as various festivals and contests throughout the school year.  Other offerings include show choir, and musical theater which meet after school.

 

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY State ID #18001A001

9th Grade-One Full Year-1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This introductory course will provide students an opportunity to learn about how the agriculture industry is organized and the types of job opportunities that the Agriculture field of study has to offer.  Units of study include:

 

*The major components of the Agriculture Industry

*The economic influence of Agriculture at the local, state, national, and international levels

*The scope and types of job opportunities in the Agriculture field

*Employability skills

*Basic concepts in animal science, plant science, soil science, and horticulture

*Basic concepts in agriculture resources, management, and agriculture mechanics

*Introduction to Microcomputer application in Agriculture

*Generalizable skills and basic concepts in leadership and youth groups

 

This course will be taught using FFA in the classroom, lectures, handouts, class projects, demonstrations, hands-on experience, field trips, videos, computer instruction, etc.

 

 

SUPERVISED OCCUPATION EXPERIENCE State ID #18998A002

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  Grade - One Full Year -  0.5 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an Agriculture class and permission of the instructor

 

This course is designed to establish knowledge and skills in various agricultural careers.  Students will gain credit by establishing a project at their home, at a local business, or at their school usually after normal school hours.  Example projects may include, but are not limited to: working at a garden center, raising vegetables/grain/livestock, conducting agriscience experiments in a greenhouse, and training horses at a stable.  Students will be required to verify their experiences by keeping written or computerized records including: business agreements, budgets, inventories, daily activities, hours worked, income and expenses, total earnings, depreciation, and net worth.  Instructor supervision will be conducted to the student’s home or place of employment.  SAE records should be evaluated at least once per month.  In addition, SAE lessons are integrated in each agricultural course.  SAE participation can lead to fulltime employment, scholarships, and awards through the FFA.

 

 

AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE SCIENCE State ID #18052A001

10th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Introduction of Agriculture Industry

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

The second year course will be utilizing the basic skills and knowledge gained from Introduction to the Agriculture Industry course.  The course content will be taught using FFA in the classroom, community resources, films, media tapes, field trips, demonstrations, and class projects.  Units of instruction include:

 

*Advance plant and soil science

*Advance animal science

*Agriculture mechanic skills for assembling, maintaining, and repairing equipment and facilities

*Applied math and science skills

*Appropriate computer applications

*Concepts in leadership continued

 

 

AGRIBUSINESS OPERATIONS State ID #18202A001

11th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Agriculture Industry

                     Agriculture Science

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

This course is designed to develop student knowledge and skills in the area of agribusiness operations as well as increase student knowledge and skills in appropriate agriculture product and service areas indicated by our regional labor market information.  Units of study will include:

 

*Organization and functions of agriculture businesses

*Agriculture business math

*Agriculture business procedures

*Agriculture business computer applications

*Human relation skills

*Sales and service duties

*Advance agriculture mechanic skills

*Leadership concepts and skills will be an integral part of the course

 

Methods of instruction to be used include:  FFA in the classroom, lectures, demonstrations, classroom projects, computer instruction, hands-on experience, field trips, films, videos, and innovative uses of other relevant resources.

 

 

AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT State ID #18201A001 (Weighted)

12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year and 1 college credit through KC

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Agriculture Industry

                     Agriculture Science

                     Agricultural Mechanics and Technology

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

This course is designed to help students develop salable skills in the area of agriculture management.  Students will practice skills in the classroom.  Methods of teaching will include innovative use of relevant resources.  Units of instruction will include:

 

*Advanced agriculture business procedures

*How to establish agriculture businesses

*Agribusiness management and financing

*Marketing and advertising

*Sales techniques and strategies

*Product knowledge

*Computer spreadsheets

*Agriculture mechanic skills

 

 

HORTICULTURE I State ID #18053A001 (Weighted)

11th &12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year and 2 College Credits though KC

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Agriculture Industry

                     Agriculture Science

                     Or Permission of the Administration and Instructor

 

This basic horticulture class will concentrate on two areas of horticulture; plant production and plant merchandising.  Major units of study will include:

 

*Growing Greenhouse Crops

*Producing Nursery Crops

*Vegetable Gardening

*Lawn Care Service

*Operating a Garden Center

*Growing and Maintaining Landscape Plants

*Landscape Design

*Indoor Scapes

*Flower Arranging

*FFA in Demonstrations

 

Students will also learn about merchandising, advertising, and displaying plant products.  Student participation in greenhouse work and a landscaping project will be included.

 

 

HORTICULTURE II State ID #18054A001 (Weighted)

11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year and 3 College Credits through KC

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Agriculture Industry

                     Agriculture Science

                     Horticulture I

                     Or permission of the Administration or Instructor

 

This second level course is designed to build upon the skills and knowledge learned in the Horticulture I class.  Units of study will include:

 

*Growing and Maintaining Landscape Plants

*Designing Landscape Planting

*Establishing and Maintaining Turf Grasses

*Indoor Plant Scapes

*Flower Arranging

*Managing Horticulture Businesses

*Selling Horticulture Products and Services

 

Students will practice skills in the classroom.  Methods of instruction will include FFA in the classroom, lectures, demonstrations, class projects, computer instruction, etc.

 

 

AGRICULTURAL METAL FABRICATION State ID #18401A002 (Weighted)

11th & 12th grade – One Full Year – 1 Credit Per Year and 7 college credits through K.C.

 

This course will emphasize the development of basic welding and metalworking skills necessary to succeed in agricultural careers in the agricultural metal fabrication industry. Topics of instruction include: metal identification and properties, metal preparation, use of oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutting and cutting operations, arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, and project design and construction.  Improving workplace and computer skills will be a focus.  Participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.

 

 

 

BUSINESS

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND INFORMATION PROCESSING A State ID #10005A001

(Weighted)

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  Grade – 1 Semester – 0.5 Credits Per Semester

Prerequisite:  None

1 College credit through KC (CITA 110)

 

  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5

 

This class is essential for COLLEGE AND CAREER SKILLS.  The course focuses on intermediate and advanced word processing, and image editing skills that are essential for college and career success.  Most college courses and careers will require computer skills, and high school may be the only chance a student will have to take a computer course that will enable them to gain proficiency in these areas.  Mastering word processing skills will make writing long, college research papers so much easier as you learn various automated techniques that will allow you to save time and work smart with Microsoft Word 2013.

 

In the Photoshop portion of the course students will create, design, and edit images.   Students will also learn the fundamentals of graphic design concepts for digital and print display.  Photoshop is an industry standard software program, so any student interested in a graphics art career will have a head start with this class.  Think of this as an art class on a computer. Here’s your chance to unleash your inner digital artistic talents.  Also, learning Photoshop is a helpful skill for anyone wanting to work on the high school yearbook.
 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND INFORMATION PROCESSING B  State ID #10005A001

(Weighted)

9th, 10th, 11th,  and 12th grade – 1 Semester – 0.5 Credits Per Semester

Prerequisite:  None

1 College credit through KC (CITA 120)

 

  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Adobe Flash animation software

This class is essential for COLLEGE AND CAREER SKILLS.  This course focuses on intermediate and advanced spreadsheet and presentation skills that are essential for college and career success.  Most college courses and careers will require computer skills, and high school may be the only chance a student will have to take a computer course that will enable them to gain proficiency in these areas.  The primary focus of this course is to learn how to use Excel for real life situations.  Did you ever wonder if you can afford a new car, a house, or college tuition?  Excel 2013 tools such as PMT and Goal Seek will tell you the answer.  It’s never too early to start saving your money, but just how much will that investment be worth in the future?   Excel makes computations easy. However, you have to know the right tool to use, and this class will make sure you do.

 

Students will also learn flash software will introduce students to graphics animation.  They will learn the basics of creating animated images for web pages.

 

SOFTWARE APPLICATION & CODING State ID #10004A001

9th,  10th, 11th,  & 12th Grade -  1 Semester – 0.5 credits per semester

Prerequisite: None

1 College credit through KC (CITA 140)

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft Publisher 2013
  • Javascript

 

This class is essential for COLLEGE AND CAREER SKILLS.  This course is designed to provide awareness and understanding of application software and equipment used by employees to perform tasks in business.  Students will apply problem-solving skills to hands-on projects integrating various software applications.  This course will provide students with the skills and the design concepts necessary to create interactive classroom tools with Microsoft PowerPoint.  Students will also use the tools and templates in Microsoft Publisher to create visually rich, professional –looking publications such as newsletters, cards, and event flyers.  A unit on coding will be introduced and students will have an opportunity to use Javascript to create their own VIDEO GAME.

 

 

ACCOUNTING I State ID #12104A001

10th, 11th,  & 12th  Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite: None

 

This course is highly recommended for students who want to gain an understanding of accounting fundamentals to run their own business and/ or major in business in college.  Students who take high school accounting will learn how to manage accounting records for their business, and give them a strong  foundation of accounting principles that will help them keep up with the fast pace of college accounting courses.  We will also research different accounting occupations.  Accounting continues to be one of the fastest growing occupations in our economy, and demand for financial documentation  is expected to increase as a result of the recent financial crises and financial regulations. ("Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012.)

 

 

ACCOUNTING II State ID #12104A002  (Weighted)

11th or 12th Grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:   Accounting 1

3 College credits through KC (ACCT 100)

 

This course will take students to the next level of accounting practices and prepare them for studying business or taking accounting courses in college.  This full year course is designed to build upon skills learned in Accounting I.  The curriculum will include topics in financial accounting, managerial accounting, budgeting, analyzing financial statements and using financial data to make business decisions.

 

CVIP – CAREER VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM State ID #22153A001
12th Grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Must be a student in good standing with attendance and conduct

 

Fast forward a few years from now and you will find yourself walking across the stage to receive your degree.  CONGRATULATIONS!! Now what?  This course will help you make a successful transition into the workplace.   Conducting a smart job search can be a job in itself.  This course will give you the tools you need to make the process less overwhelming and help you stand out among the rest.  You will learn to use resources to help you on your way, and ensure that your résumé gets put on top of the stack.  Of course you can’t seal the deal until you’ve been to an interview.  This class will show you how to prepare for the many different types of questions you will likely be asked, and how to answer them.

 

Once you land the job, welcome to the REAL WORLD. A whole new process begins.  There are so many things that your mom didn’t tell you, but we will address them in this class.  How do you fit in at your new job?  How do you handle an unreasonable boss, or an annoying co-worker?  Can you be forced to work overtime, but not be paid for it?  Can you be fired for ANY reason?  Can the boss listen to your voicemail or look at your email without your permission?  How do I know my workplace is safe?  When does my paid vacation kick in?  What is the right way to ask for a raise?

 

So many questions – we will answer all of them to help you become informed and empowered.

This class is available to students as a one or two credit course.  Students who elect to earn two credit hours will attend classes 1st through 5th hours, and then be released to their worksite in a paid or unpaid position.  All worksites must be approved by the instructor.  A minimum of ten work hours per week is required.

 

 

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

 

FOODS AND NUTRITION State ID #16054A001

9th & 10th Grade - One semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course includes both classroom and laboratory experiences focusing on basic food preparation and nutrition concepts for people of all ages. 

 

Units of study include:

  • Evaluate your food habits, nutritional needs, and make healthy food choices
  • Practice safety and sanitation in the kitchen
  • Learn cooking terms and proper use of equipment and tools
  • Practice basic principles of cookery for each food group
  • Explore careers related to foods and nutrition

 

 

TEXTILES AND DESIGN I State ID #19201A001

9th & 10th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge, understanding and awareness of trends in the fashion industry. Project based learning will focus on elements of design in textile and apparel, wardrobe inventory and planning, fashion history and cycles, fashion sketch and design, dressing to flatter different figure types, caring for clothing and simple clothing repairs, and careers in the clothing and textile industry

 

TEXTILES AND DESIGNS II State ID#19203A001

9th and 10th Grade – One Semester – 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

Reserve your sewing machine…This project based, hands on course focuses on developing basic sewing skills and construction techniques.  Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, follow basic pattern instructions, selecting appropriate fabric and notions for projects.  Projects will include but not limited to: tote bag or purse, pillow with customized design, and basic clothing piece such as skirt, top, or pajama pants and redesigning a t-shirt.

 

Class size is limited to 15 students.

 

 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT State ID #19052A001 (Weighted)

9th & 10th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester and 3 college credits through KC

 

      The major goal of this course is to provide learning experiences which will help students to know and understand the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence.  The role of the parent and the family, as well as the environmental aspects will be discussed as to how they shape the character and personality of the child.  Information on careers related to child care will be included in this course.

 

            Course of Study will include:

  • Unit 1 Children, parenting, and you
  • Unit 2 Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Unit 3 Baby’s first year
  • Unit 4 The child from one to three
  • Unit 5 The child from four to six

 

    

 

LIVING ENVIRONMENTS State ID #22211A001

11th & 12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

 Learning experiences in this course are designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to select, acquire, maintain, and manage living environments to meet the needs of the occupant.  The final project for this course is selecting interior design elements for a small home.  This hands-on course will include units of study in:

 

·         Housing and Human Needs

·         Historical Influences in Housing

·         The Evolution of Exteriors           

·         Understanding and Evaluating House Plans                             

·         Elements of Design                                        

·         Using Color Effectively                                    

·         Using the Principles of Design

·         Creating Interior Backgrounds                          

·         Furniture Styles and Construction                      

·         Arranging and Selecting Furniture using CAD based software                                                 

·         Kitchen Planning                                              

·         Exploring careers involved in the Housing Industry

 

 

 

 

PARENTING State ID #22204A001

11th & 12th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course is designed to expose students to the responsibilities, problems, and satisfactions of parenthood. 

Students will be able to summarize basic responsibilities of parenting; explain why teamwork is part of parenting, identify and compare different parenting styles, recognize the problems associated with teens having children, identify and describe the three stages of prenatal development, recognize the importance of good pre-natal care, identify proper ways of caring for an infant and nurturing and guiding young children and encouraging healthy eating habits.

 

*Simulated weekend infant care “Baby Think It Over” is required for this course, and pregnancy simulation- Empathy Belly activities are offered in this class.

 

 

    

    

FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS I State ID #16052A00

11th & 12th Grade - One Semester - .5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite:  Foods and Nutrition

 

Students will gain knowledge, understanding, and advance their experience in nutrition facts, consumer skills, and advanced food preparation techniques. Projects included Dining in STL and Food Truck Wars Sandwich competition.  Units of study include:

 

  •  Careers in Food Service Related areas
  • Trends in Food Service
  • Safety and Sanitation Principles
  • Cooking Techniques and Equipment
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Creating Menus
  • Using Standardized Recipes
  • Seasonings and Flavorings
  • Hot and Cold Sandwiches
  • Soups and Appetizers

 

 

 

FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS II State ID #16055A001

11th & 12th Grade - One Semester - .5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite:  Foods and Nutrition,  Food Service Occupations I

 

Students will gain knowledge, understanding, and advance their experience in nutrition facts, consumer skills, and advanced food preparation techniques. 

 

 Areas of study include: 

 

  • Customer service principles- restaurant simulation activity
  • Grains- pasta and rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Yeast breads and quick breads
  • Pies
  • Cakes and cake decorating project

 

 

 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT State ID #22210A001

 12th  Grade – One Semester – 0.5 Credit per Semester

This course will focus on 21st Century skills needed to make decisions about the use of resources and strategies which lead to quality of life.  This course meets the Illinois State Consumer Economics requirement.  Units of study will include:

 

  • College and career decisions students will compile information into a blog
  • Job skills- creating resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills                 
  • Income and taxes, filing a 1040EZ
  • Budgeting using excel spreadsheets                                                  
  • Banking- managing checking accounts
  • Saving and investing                          
  • Use of credit, loans, credit cards
  • Insurance                                                        
  • Car buying

 

 

 

 

ADULT LIVING State ID#22207A001

11th and 12th Grade – One Semester -0.5 Credit Per Semester

 

This course is designed to focus on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors needed to participate in positive, caring, and respectful relationships in dating, the family, community, and workplace.  This course uses communication, leadership and management methods to develop knowledge and behaviors necessary for individuals to become independent, contributing, and responsible participants in family, community, and career settings.  Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques and strategies to assist individuals in responding to situations presented in family relationships and the workplace.  The course content includes: managing responsibilities, satisfactions and stresses of work and family life; analyzing personal standards, needs, aptitudes and goals; roles and responsibilities of living independently and as a family member; dating relationships, demonstrating goal-setting and decision-making skills; identifying and utilizing community resources; and developing effective relationships to promote communication with others.  The course provides student content to identify resources that will assist them in managing life situations.

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRY State ID #21052A002

9th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

 

This full year course is designed to inform students about today's industrial world and the kinds of industries we have in our region that we will be offering programs in.  It is designed to expose students to a variety of occupations and provide minimum basic skill development that will enable students to make meaningful decisions about which industrial occupational area to pursue.  Through a variety of training activities, students will be exposed to career opportunities in the four systems of the Illinois Plan for Industrial Education i.e., transportation, energy utilization, communications, and production.

 

Experiences will start with basic employability skills needed by all workers and basic safety principles for industry.  Students will also be exposed to transition skills, vocational ethics, and generalized skills in this course.  Experiences will include resources, technical processes, industrial applications, and technological impact.  Units of study will include basics in the following:

 

Communication                                                          Energy

  *  Drafting/Computer Aided Drafting                        *  Electricity/Electronics

  *  Graphics Communication                                    *  Alternative Energy Sources

  *  Photography                                                      *  Conservation

  *  Radio/T.V./Broadcasting                                      *  Solar Energy

 

Production                                                                  Transportation

  *  Building Management                                          *  Land

  *  Construction Trades                                             *  Air

  *  Millwork and Cabinet Making                                 *  Water 

  *  Manufacturing

 

Exposure to all of these areas will be through a series of field trips, on site visitations, guest speakers, film, and laboratory simulations.  Activities will include a hands-on approach with studies in the qualifications for the various job opportunities and activities in the laboratory, shop, classroom, and the actual work setting.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING State ID #21102A002(Weighted)

10th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester and 3 College credits through KC

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Industry

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

This one semester course will familiarize students with where drafting fits into industry and the kinds of employment that require drafting knowledge.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of drafting.  These will include:

 

            *  Drafting theory

            *  Drafting language fundamentals

            *  Dealing with translating data, specifications into drawings

            *  Layouts

            *  Plans

            *  Blueprints

            *  Care and use of drafting equipment

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO MILLWORK/CABINET MAKING State ID #17007A003

10th Grade - One Semester - 0.5 Credit Per Semester

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Industry

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

This one semester introductory course will introduce students to the career opportunities available to workers in millwork/cabinet making occupations.  Students will also become familiar with some basic skills needed by workers in this occupational area by mass producing a product/project.  Units of study will include:

 

            *  Career opportunities in millwork/cabinet making

            *  Employability skills, vocational ethics, and generalized skills

            *  Measurements

            *  Production processes

            *  Selecting materials

            *  Basic principles for reading blueprints

            *  Introduction to cutting and shaping components

            *  Performing basic layouts

            *  Assembling components with wood joints and fasteners

 

Learning experiences are designed to teach students about millwork and cabinet making occupations and to help them develop some basic skills, through hands-on activities, for use in upper level courses in millwork/cabinet making or manufacturing.

 

 

MILLWORK AND CABINET MAKING I State ID #17007A001

11th & 12th Grade - One Full Year - 1.0 Credit Per Year

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Industry

                     Introduction to Millwork and Cabinet Making

                     Or permission of Administration and Instructor

 

This course will provide learning experiences related to the Millwork and Cabinet Making Industry.  Dispersed throughout the course where appropriate, employability skills, transition skills, generalized skills, and vocational ethics will be taught.  Other units of study will include:

 

            *  Making wood joints

            *  Assembling, fastening, and installing components

            *  Surface preparations

            *  Finishing surfaces

            *  Selecting and installing hardware

 

 

DRAFTING/COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING I (training level) State ID #21103A001 (Weighted)

11th & 12th Grade – One Full Year – 1.0 Credit and 4 College Credits through KC

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Drafting

 

Students enrolled in this course will be provided with information and practical experience needed for the development of job related competencies.  Units of instruction will include:

 

            *  Planning and organizing drafting activities

            *  Preparing various sketches (isometric, orthographic, pictorial oblique, etc.)

            *  Performing basic layouts

            *  Detailing drawings

            *  Using reproduction techniques

*  Using computer assisted drafting process to produce drawings

 

 

BUILDING TRADES I State ID #17002A001 (Weighted)

11th & 12th Grade – One Full Year—1.0 Credit per year and 3 College Credits through KC

 

This full year course will provide students with experiences in building principles.  Units of study will include:  review of safety practices and principles; principles of building structures; footings, foundations and basement layout methods; local, state, and national codes; cost estimating; read and interpret blueprints; floor, wall, ceiling and roof frame; applying roofing materials; lay out and constructing sidewalks, porches and driveways; grade yard; observe and discuss plumbing, heating and air conditioning; and observe and discuss rough writing.  This program is designed to equip students with the basics in construction occupations.

 

 

 

 

 

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