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ART DEPARTMENT


ART FUNDAMENTALS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.0 None

This is a beginning art class, which explores the elements of art and principles of design. A variety of media and techniques are used. A study of artists, their style and art history are included in this class, which is required for future art classes.


3D ART / CERAMICS I
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.0 None

Students will be introduced to the three-dimensional art. Students will work with a variety of art materials such as clay, paper mache, cardboard, and more to create individual pieces of art. This is for students who enjoy the “hands on” approach of art.


3D ART / CERAMICS II
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 3D / Ceramics I

Students continue their exploration and creation of dimensional and ceramic art. Previously learned 3-D projects include; Cut paper relief sculpture, pop-up card, soap carving, papier–mache, sculpey character.Ceramic projects include; Clay bas-relief, combination coil/ slab pot, thrown pot and combination thrown/sculpted Georgia face mug with feet. The design elements of texture and pattern and the principles of rhythm and movement are now emphasized in the artistic process.


DRAWING & PAINTING
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Art Fundamentals

A course designed for the student to pursue a level of study beyond art fundamentals. The class begins with instruction in classical drawing techniques and methods in black and white and continues with colored pencil and pastel while more expressive styles are introduced. Transparent painting in water color and opaque painting in acrylic follows. In addition to representational art, stylized and cartoon art are explored.The step by step demonstration method of instruction will enable students to create artistically sensitive and accurate depictions of form.


DRAWING & PAINTING II
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.1 Drawing & Painting I

Study of classical methods and techniques continue with the introduction of the sight-size method. Student artists now work from the round in their traditional cast drawing project. A more in depth exploration of straight line construction and gestural drawing methods is achieved by sustained projects. In addition to water color and acrylic painting, gouache and oils may be introduced.


STUDIO ART
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.15 Art Fundamentals
One additional semester of Art
Drawing and Painting

This course is for the senior (possibly junior) level student who plans to pursue a career in art. The student will plan, along with the instructor, their portfolio to be used for college art program acceptance. Most work will be two-dimensional with emphasis on drawing and painting. Students who meet requirements may take this class for one semester for one-half credit.

BUSINESS / COMPUTER DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.0 None

The objective of this course is to help the student understand the business world and its elements. It is designed to prepare the students to comprehend basic business principles. It will provide skills and knowledge, so the student will be able to handle personal business affairs. Such topics as credit, banking, investments, taxes, labor and housing are covered. This course fulfills the financial literacy requirement for graduation.


BUSINESS II
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Introduction to Business

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in marketing or a business related field. The course will introduce topics such as taxes, financial accounting, business ownership, compliance and issues in Business Law. A significant portion of this course will cover marketing and current challenges faced in today’s business world with the economy. This course will be challenging and fast-paced, demanding commitment from the students to complete several projects outside of the classroom.


ACCOUNTING I
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.0 None

This course covers the entire accounting cycle for the purpose of showing the student the importance of keeping accurate records in personal and professional business affairs using the double entry and multi-journal approach. There will also be work with business simulations.


ACCOUNTING II
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Accounting I

This course is the advanced version of Accounting I. The course will cover the complete accounting cycle with all related forms. Through the accounting program the student will obtain the basic skills to participate in the accounting profession. There will be extensive computer work using an Accounting System Software during the second semester. Students will be expected to participate in a job shadow experience.


PROGRAMMING / CODING APPLICATIONS
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Algebra I

Programming/Coding Applications is an introduction to various programming languages and their uses, including similarities and differences between them in a Project Based Learning environment. Basic concepts of Computer Science Applications in STEM+MM related settings.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

ENGLISH I-Comprehensive Freshman English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 Weight: 1.05 None

The development of composition skills will be provided through traditional grammar, spelling and vocabulary. Students will participate in a number of writing activities including essays, research, book reports, and journal writing. This course will serve as a foundation to the basic elements of literature. The study of literature will include various novels, short stories, poems and plays. Work will include class presentations. This course will require summer reading assignments.


ENGLISH II-Comprehensive Sophomore English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 Weight: 1.05 English I

This course will focus on the literary techniques utilized in short stories, novels, plays (including a Shakespearean play), and poetry. Students will create presentations on a variety of topics and complete various compositions, including persuasive, descriptive, narrative, expository, journal, creative and research-based writing. Proper English usage, grammar, MLA format and vocabulary will also be stressed. Practice strategies for standardized testing will be applied throughout the course. The course requires summer reading assignments.


ENGLISH III-Comprehensive Junior English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 Weight: 1.05 English II

This course focuses on the study of American literature. Students will be expected to read assigned novels, plays, short stories and poems. Knowledge of the authors’ styles and relationships to their time periods and literary/philosophical beliefs will also be stressed. The students will participate in a number of writing activities including journaling, in-class writings, essays (expository and analytical), poetry and descriptive and persuasive essays. The students will also complete an in-depth ten-page research paper. MLA and APA format will be stressed in writing assignments, as well as, peer review and teacher evaluation. Vocabulary development will also be stressed as well as public speaking and presentation skills. Students will also complete a Shakespeare unit. ACT and SAT preparation will be applied throughout the course. This course requires summer reading assignments.


AP ENGLISH-Language and Composition
Advanced Placement Junior English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods  
Level: 11 Weight: 1.2  

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of English II with a 93% or PLAN score at the 60th percentile or better or a PSAT Critical Reading or Writing score at 50th percentile or better.

This is a rigorous, college-level course that surveys American literature. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods concentrating on works of literary merit. Writing is an integral part of the course and of the AP exam. MLA and APA format will be stressed in writing assignments as well as peer review and teacher evaluation. Writing assignments will address the critical analysis of literature and will include poetry, expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. In addition, students will develop creative-writing assignments that will help explore how literature is written. The students will also complete an in-depth ten-page research paper. The course is challenging, fast-paced and demands dedication from the students. There are four summer reading assignments. Students will be required to take the advanced placement exam in English at the conclusion of the course. ACT and SAT preparation will be applied throughout the course.


ENGLISH IV-Comprehensive Senior English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.05 Successful completion of English III of AP Jr. English

This course is a chronological survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon Era to the 20th Century. It includes poetry, short stories, novels and plays (including at least two Shakespearean plays) plus non-fiction work. Students will continue to improve their critical reading, critical thinking and writing skills, and finalize a comprehensive portfolio. MLA and APA format will be stressed in writing assignments as well as peer review and teacher evaluation. The course also includes grammar, vocabulary, public speaking, discussions, collaborative learning and a substantial research paper. In addition, it includes writing resumes and essays related to college admission and college scholarship applications. There is a summer reading requirement and an additional out-of-class reading assignment during the school year.


AP ENGLISH-Literature and Composition
Advanced Placement Senior English
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods  
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.2  

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of English III with a 93% or above or successful completion of AP Language and Composition with a 93% or above and a PSAT Critical Reading or Writing subtest score at the 65th percentile or better.

This is a rigorous, college-level course that surveys British literature and other world literature. Students will be responsible for reading novels, plays, short stories and poetry. Writings will demonstrate an understanding of literature, an ability to generate original ideas about literature, and an ability to critically interpret and evaluate literary works. Students will write in a variety of methods, including in-class timed writings, essays (both analytical and persuasive), and research papers. MLA and APA format will be stressed in writing assignments as well as peer review and teacher evaluation. The course is challenging and requires students to be dedicated and diligent in their work. There are several summer reading assignments. ACT and SAT preparation will be applied throughout the course. All students are required to take the AP exam in May.


YEARBOOK AND JOURNALISM
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.0 English I and Instructor permission

This course offers an opportunity for students to actively pursue the journalistic writing under the guidelines of the Associated Press stylebook. Students will learn different types of writing including straight news, features, editorials and reviews. Students will also learn how to use newspaper design software and create the paper. Besides writing and reporting, each student sells ads to fund the yearbook, takes photographs for the publications, works in teams to pick themes and designs, learns how to design and layout a spread, gathers information through research, conducts interviews and edits copy.

Class size is 12 students. Prospective students must complete an application that includes writing samples and a recommendation from their English teacher. If their work is satisfactory the first year, students may repeat the class with permission from the instructor. Second and third year students then become editors and team leaders.

The class produces several publications including the weekly Cavalier Crier that appears in the Sidney Daily News and the Piqua Daily Call; and the Cavalcade, the school yearbook.

Although the course is a full credit, it is considered an elective and cannot be substituted for a required English class.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

LATIN I
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This course establishes the fundamentals of the Latin language through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar are taught as tools in learning to read stories and accounts of Roman life and history of Latin. Attention is given to word roots and English derivatives. Activities highlight the Roman culture and its influence on government, arts, and sciences. Students will also explore the impacts of Roman language, culture and customs on today’s world.


LATIN II
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Latin I

This course will review the grammar and vocabulary learned in Latin I and the students will continue learning more complex parts of the Latin language. The students will look more at the differences and similarities between English and Latin grammar and develop skills in not just translating from Latin to English, but also in developing an ease of translation and understanding the nuances of Latin. The students will continue to learn about Roman life and traditions and their effects on American culture.


LATIN III
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.1 85% in Latin II
and Instructor’s
permission

In the third year of Latin, the first quarter will review and study Latin grammar and vocabulary from the past two years. The first semester will also contain new grammar and vocabulary which will both become quite extensive. The reading selections will also become longer and more varied. An emphasis will be placed on comprehension, translation of Latin to English, translation of complex English sentences into Latin, using various translation methods, styles, contents, lengths, Roman writers, Roman history, Roman culture, mythology and creativity. Students may have the opportunity to attend a Latin Mass. They will learn and compose Latin prayers, read sections of the New Testament in Latin and translate. Plus they will focus on well-known literature written in Latin. These works of literature include, but are not limited to: Aesop’s Fables, Classic Fairy Tales and other stories.


AP LATIN
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.2 93% in Latin III
and Instructor’s
permission

Students in Latin IV will engage in an in depth study of classical and ecclesiastical Latin sources. Included in this will be various forms of poetry, hymns, and prose. To complement this study of the language, there will also be a study of the cultures and times in which these pieces originated. With a view to succeeding on the AP Test, students will focus on Vergil’s Aeneid and Julius Caesar’s De Bello Gallico. Students taking AP Latin will be required to take the AP exam in May.


SPANISH I
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This course provides the basic grammar and vocabulary to help the students ask and answer questions about familiar topics, write simple sentences, understand and keep simple dialogs. All communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), as well as the basic fields of grammar, history, geography, and culture will be emphasized and strengthened during the course. Upon successful completion, students will be able to use the basic grammar aspects of the language.


SPANISH II
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Spanish I

This course advances the student’s knowledge of grammar and vocabulary learned in SPANISH I.

The student will speak and write with more detail and comprehend greater depth of the oral and written language.The students will communicate more with each other and read small stories.


SPANISH III
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.1 85% in Spanish II
and instructor’s
permission

This course advances the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary learned in SPANISH II.

The students will review all the grammar topics and learn to write sentences that are more complex.The student will also learn the following more advanced grammar aspects of the language. They will continue to study the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The students will read short stories and a small novel.


SPANISH IV
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.15 93% average in
Spanish III and
instructor’s
permission

This academic year provides the students with the opportunity to apply a variety of practical contexts, all the grammatical structures learned during the previous courses, plus the incorporation of new idiomatic expressions. Students will complete a comprehensive review of the Spanish grammar learned during the previous years. Students should be able to communicate using the indicative and imperative. Oral expression and comprehension is a very important part of this class as this course continues to highlight important aspects of Hispanic culture, literature, geography and history of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will speak in Spanish for entire class periods, write entirely in Spanish and read authentic Hispanic and Latin American literature.

HEALTH / PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


Students are required to earn 1/2 Carnegie Units of Credit in physical education. In accord with state statute, students may be excused from taking either course by participating in a school-sponsored, interscholastic athletic team, marching band, or cheerleading for two full seasons (i.e., a student could participate in marching band during the fall, and basketball in the winter; basketball for two years; or any combination of the above options to fulfill the requirement.) However, a student who decides to request being excused from a physical education course must complete an additional 1/2 Unit of Credit.


WEIGHTLIFTING / CONDITIONING
Credit: 1/4 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 None

Weightlifting has become a popular form of conditioning for athletes and non-athletes in recent years. A major reason for its popularity is that weightlifting can produce positive changes in the structure and function of the body. This class will consist of weightlifting, plyometric exercises, running, agility drills and exercises to strengthen the core of the body.


HEALTH
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.0 None

This course is concerned with aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. It will include personality development, behavior, emotions, nutrition, an alcohol and drug prevention unit, dating violence prevention, disease control, reproduction and first aid/CPR techniques.


INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I: (CAD I)
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This course is an in-depth study of Engineering Graphics and Technical Drawings. Students will learn to visualize objects and draw 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional views to convey ideas. Sketching, scale reading, and precise working drawings will be produced to Industry Standards, utilizing computers and AutoCAD software.


COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II: (CAD II)
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.1 CAD I

This course continues intermediate and advanced applications of Engineering Drawings using AutoCAD software. Additionally, 3-D parametric software will be utilized to design and analyze parts and assemblies. Skills with Drawings, Scenes, Features and Constraints will be developed operating computers, 3-D printers and SolidWorks software.


ARCHITECTURE
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 CAD I

This course is an in-depth study of Residential construction and design techniques. Students will become familiar with terminology of the industry and prepare sets of precise structural drawings utilizing computers. Visual models will also be fabricated and studied to facilitate understanding of key concepts. Offered every other year.

LEADERSHIP

TEEN LEADERSHIP CORPS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-requisite: Complete
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 0 Written application / Interview

This course is designed to develop and improve individual leadership skills, such as self-confidence, problem-solving, reliability, interpersonal relations, and professionalism, through both academic and service-learning experiences. Students are engaged and inspired to become life-long leaders by transferring knowledge into practice through service leadership to their peers, schools, and communities. As a part of the application process, students must be willing to sign the drug and alcohol free contract.

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

BASIC ALGEBRA
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 10 Weight: 1.0 Below average junior high school grades

This course is designed to prepare a student for Algebra I by understanding the real number line and learning basic algebraic concepts of simplifying expressions and solving equations.


ALGEBRA I
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 85% or higher in junior high school or
Elementary Algebra

This course constitutes a sound modern introduction to Algebra and is designed to expand the student’s concept of the properties and nature of real numbers and rational operations. It is intended to develop proficiency simplifying expressions, solving equations and inequalities and skill in problem analysis. This course develops a language and pattern of reasoning for study of mathematics and is important in its application to various departments, such as science, as well as in the sequential mathematics program.


ALGEBRA II
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.1 Geometry or currently enrolled in Geometry

As a college preparatory class, this course is designed to cover the material ordinarily found in advanced courses: proof, use of field axioms, extensive study of first and second degree equations, inequalities, and a brief introduction to the logarithmic and exponential functions.


GEOMETRY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.0 Algebra I

This course is designed to emphasize the basic principles of Euclidean Geometry in a simplified approach for students who would have difficulty with an honors course. Emphasis is placed on connecting concrete examples with abstract concepts. All concepts are presented without formal proof.


HONORS GEOMETRY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Algebra I or insructor's permission

This course is designed to emphasize the basic principles of Euclidean Geometry and to give the students an opportunity to apply them by proving theorems and working problems using these principles. It also includes an introduction to solid geometry. The students are taught to analyze thoughts and to express them in a clear logical fashion. In order to take Honors Geometry as a Freshman, a student needs to have completed Algebra I in the 8th grade with a score of 90% or above or have the instructor’s permission.


TRIGONOMETRY / ALGEBRA III
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.05 Algebra II

This course is designed as a transition to college mathematics. First semester is dedicated to the study of trigonometry to prepare for college-entrance testing. This consists of right triangle trigonometry, oblique triangle trigonometry, knowledge and use of the unit circle, linear and angular velocity, and trigonometric identities. Algebra III contains a review of the fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry, as well as a continued study of linear relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, conic sections, and exponential and logarithmic functions. (Students may take this class if they have taken Pre-Calculus and have the instructor’s or Department Chairperson’s permission. Juniors may be permitted to take Algebra III/Trigonometry, only if they have approval from the Math Department Chair, and they and their parents sign an agreement that they will enroll in and complete Pre-Calculus or Statistics as a senior.


PRE-CALCULUS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Algebra II with a grade of
85% or departmental permission

As its name suggests, this course is intended for students who have been in the total math program. It will deal with field properties, extensive work with functions and a review of Trigonometry by the circular and wrapping function approach. It will introduce the concept of limits. This course is recommended for college preparatory students who are planning careers in science, engineering, business or math related fields. This course is College Credit Plus. TI84 calculator is required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community college’s MTH 122S (3 credit hours) and MTH 123S (3 credit hours).


AP CALCULUS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.2 Pre-Calculus and departmental permission

As its name suggests, this course is intended for students who have been in the total math program. It will deal with field properties, extensive work with functions and a review of Trigonometry by the circular and wrapping function approach. It will introduce the concept of limits. This course is recommended for college preparatory students who are planning careers in science, engineering, business or math related fields. This course is College Credit Plus. TI84 calculator is required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community college’s MTH 122S (3 credit hours) and MTH 123S (3 credit hours).


AP CALCULUS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.2 Pre-Calculus and departmental permission

This course includes the study of limits, functions, derivations of functions, application of derivations to velocity, related rates, maximum and minimum, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, integration and its application to area under and between curves, volumes, and surface areas. Also included are derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions and various methods of integration. The advanced placement test will be required, and/or College Credit Plus. A TI84 calculator is required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community colleges MTH 221S (5 credit hours).

STATISTICS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 or 12 Weight: 1.2 Grade 'C' or better in Algebra II

This course includes the study of limits, functions, derivations of functions, application of derivations to velocity, related rates, maximum and minimum, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, integration and its application to area under and between curves, volumes, and surface areas. Also included are derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions and various methods of integration. The advanced placement test will be required, and/or College Credit Plus. A TI84 calculator is required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community colleges MTH 221S (5 credit hours). 

MUSIC / PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

BAND
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods or Pre-Requisite:
Credit: 1/2 1 semesters 2 mods Some background on
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 a musical instrument

Band is divided into two seasons: the fall (marching) season begins in July and runs through mid- November; the winter-spring (concert) season begins in mid-November and runs until late May. Students should understand that band demands additional commitment outside of class time. This includes summer rehearsals, summer band camp (required), and a Wednesday evening rehearsal. During the marching season, the band performs at football games, marching contests, parades, and community events. During the concert season, there are several concerts and students also participate in adjudicated events sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association. Student grades are based on musical development, practice effort, and knowledge of concepts presented. Because band is both an academic class and a co-curricular activity, students are expected to meet eligibility standards to participate in performances and rehearsals outside of class time. Band can be repeated each year. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.


BAND AUXILIARIES
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 (first semester) Audition

Students selected for flags/twirling in the spring must register for this class to practice with the marching band during the fall season. Membership demands additional commitment outside of class time including summer rehearsals, summer band camp (required), and a Wednesday evening rehearsal during the fall months. The auxiliaries perform with the band at football games, marching contests, parades, and community events. Students who play instruments and continue with band for the concert season should register for BAND not for Band Auxiliaries. Because band auxiliary is both a class and a co-curricular activity, students are expected to meet eligibility standards to participate. Auxiliaries can be repeated each year. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.


CALVALIER CHOIR
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 None

This class functions as an introductory course in music as well as a performance group. Students learn a foundation of music skills including reading notes, rhythmic notation, health and vocal anatomy, as well as music theory and sight-singing. Once a foundation has been established, emphasis is on the development of vocal tone quality, choral sound, and part-singing. The group will perform several times throughout the school year including participating in the Lehman Limelight Tour and Ohio Music Education Association adjudicated events. Because choir is both a class and a co-curricular activity, students meet eligibility standards to participate in outside-of-class performances. Cavalier Choir may be repeated each year. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.


LIMELIGHTERS / SHOW CHOIR
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 Singing and Dancing Audition

This class is the performing group known as The Lehman Limelighters Show Choir, the school’s top performing ensemble. It is the mission of the Limelighters to be “Ambassadors for Lehman” and to present to the community the best that the school has to offer. Students chosen for this group must pass a rigorous audition that critiques musicianship, dance, and showmanship/presentation. The Limelighters perform as a singing and dancing “show choir” that uses a variety of music for the realm of “live entertainment.” They enter several show choir competitions each year and are in demand for community events. This group is also a concert choir that exhibits a highly developed quality of vocal sound and musicality. Students who achieve membership in this group study all aspects of the performing arts including part-singing, sight reading, choreography, show production, and the art of entertaining. The choir presents several concerts throughout the year in addition to participating in the Lehman Limelight Tour and Ohio Music Education Association events. Because Limelighters is both a class and a co-curricular activity, students are expected to meet eligibility standards to participate. Students can audition for the Limelighters each year. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.


SHOW CHOIR COMBO
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 Audition / Teacher approval
(same time as Show Choir)

The Combo is a select group of musicians who accompany the Limelighters for the majority of their performances including show choir contests and the Lehman Limelight Tour. Usual instrumentation for this group includes drum set, bass, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, sax and trombone. The group also studies jazz styles, improvisation, and precise ensemble playing. Because Combo is both a class and a co-curricular activity, students are expected to meet eligibility standards to participate. Students can audition for Combo each year. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Credit: 1/2 2 semesters 1 mod Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 Instructor permission

This course is designed for at least three or more students, who are interested in small chamber ensembles and chamber ensemble literature. Ensembles will perform at concerts, Ohio Music Education Association adjudicated events, school events, and community events. This course is available for vocal, instrumental, and string ensembles. Performances outside of the school day are a large portion of the students’ grade. Participation in these performances will be announced at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory.

RELIGION DEPARTMENT

The objective of the Religion Department is to present a four-year program which is concerned with the total development and growth of the individual student, with emphasis on the student’s religious instruction. This instruction depends on the knowledge gained through study, reflection, and discussion of the experiences of continuing the Catholic heritage, through mature personal relationships, concern for the need of others, and participation in the liturgy and other sacraments.

To achieve this balance between knowledge and experience of faith, the religion program contains a variety of courses over a four-year period. A three-night retreat during the senior year is required for graduation.


RELIGION 101
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 Weight: 1.05 None

The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures)

This course will introduce the student to the Hebrew Scriptures as the history of a relationship and conversation between God and His people. Through the study of the Hebrew Scriptures the student will also be introduced to the great Old Testament themes of creation and salvation, law and morality, justice and peace. Students will study the themes, structure and literary forms of the various books of the Old Testament. The students will be trained in the use of Scripture for personal prayer and within the practice of the Church so that they will gain confidence in turning to the Scripture for guidance.


RELIGION 102
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 Weight: 1.05 None

The Mission of Jesus Christ (Christology/New Testament)

The goal of this course is to help students gain a better understanding of the person and the message of Jesus as found in the New Testament. The Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and Revelation will be studied to provide the student with an understanding of, and relationship with, Jesus. Each student will be guided to experience Jesus as a real immediate and imminent saving presence and will be encouraged to follow Him as their Lord and Savior, and live as disciples.


RELIGION 201
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 Weight: 1.05 None

History of the Catholic Church

The aim of this course is to enable students to see the historical character of the Church. Fundamentally the course will present the historical foundations of the Church so that students will be able to grasp the historical continuity between the Church today and the Church established by Christ and formed in the earliest centuries of her existence. Students will understand that they can encounter the living Jesus Christ in and through the community of the church.


RELIGION 202
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 Weight: 1.05 None

Sacraments, Prayer, and Liturgy

This course is designed to deepen the sacramental and prayer life of Lehman students. Initially, students will examine all dimensions of the seven sacraments. Students will understand the relationship between the celebration of the sacraments and living as disciples in the church. In addition, current sacramental liturgies will be studied through the signs, symbols and liturgical rites of the Church.


RELIGION 301
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 Weight: 1.05 None

Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church (Ecclesiology)

The aim of this course is to give students a systemic overview of the doctrine and nature of the Catholic Church. Students will become more familiar with the foundational truth of God’s revelation- Jesus, the Christ and the Lord. Particular emphasis will be placed on the encounter that we have with the living Jesus Christ in and through the community of the Church. Students will be challenged to understand the nature of the Church as both a divine institution and human institution, as well as understanding the basic doctrines and structure of the Church. Through this greater understanding, students will come to see the vital role that the Church plays in the modern world and appreciate the importance of their participation in the life and mission of the Church.


RELIGION 302
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 Weight: 1.05 None

Life in Jesus Christ (Catholic Morality)

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the sources and parameters of Catholic Morality. Students will be challenged to integrate and apply the moral teachings of Christ and His Church into their own lives so as to contribute to the building up of God’s Kingdom. The scope of this course includes Christian moral principles, virtue, moral decision-making, contemporary moral problems as well as issues of peace and justice.


RELIGION 401
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.05 None

Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ (Catholic Lifestyles, Family and Vocation)

The aim of this course is to help students focus on the many and varied vocations that God sets forth for His people. This course will present students with different methods, principles and tools for critically approaching their discernment of God’s will in their lives. It also aims to help students approach fundamental choices from a Christian perspective and within a Catholic context.


RELIGION 402
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.05 None

Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society (Catholic Social Teaching)

In this course, students will become familiar with Catholic Social Teaching. Students will explore the foundational lessons of CST such as dignity of the human person, political and economic rights and participation, option for the poor, promotion of peace and the common good, and values such as subsidiary, stewardship and human labor. Current moral dilemmas such as war and peace, medical ethics and respect for life will be explored, debated and discerned through the eyes of Christ and the Church.

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT


The Science Department offers an accelerated track to students who qualify. This track means that Biology is taken as a freshman, Chemistry as a sophomore, an Advanced Science course as a junior and either AP Chemistry or AP Biology as a senior. To qualify for the program the following must be met:
1) A grade of 90% or above in Algebra I in eighth grade
2) Proficient score or higher in Math and Science on the IOWA or State test
3) A grade of 90% or above in eighth grade Science
4) Approval from eighth grade Science teacher
5) Approval from LCHS Science Department Chair

INTEGRATED SCIENCE
Credit:1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 Weight: 1.05 None

This course combines a study of the fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Science. All material is applied to “The Scientific Method” focusing on inquiry-based learning and incorporating Engineering design with practical applications of science to go along with STEM. This course prepares the student for all subsequent science courses. All freshmen take either this course or Biology if they are in the accelerated program.


BIOLOGY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 10 Weight: 1.05 Be in accelerated program or Integrated Science

This course is a comprehensive study of living organisms focusing on a molecular approach to the several disciplines that make up Biology. It will cover the topics of scientific method, cell biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution. It will include a laboratory program and a Science Fair Project is required. This is a course for graduation.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Credit: 1/2 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Be in accelerated program or Integrated Science

This course provides students with an introduction to an interdisciplinary field that focuses on how the different aspects of the environment interact and interrelate. Topics will include issues such as climate change, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, air and water pollutions, world human population issues, and the use of natural resources. A research paper/project will be required.


MARINE BIOLOGY
Credit: 1/2 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.05 Be in accelerated program or Integrated Science

This course provides students with the basic concepts in Marine Biology. It will cover the main divisions of the marine environments and the adaptations involved with each. It will also cover the main groups of marine ecosystems and the organisms associated with each. The course will conclude with the human impacts on the marine environment and conservation strategies for estuaries, coastal, and oceanic systems.


CHEMISTRY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.1 Having taken or enrolled in Algebra II

Chemistry is a study of matter and its changes. This course is devoted to the important fundamental concepts, principles and processes of Chemistry, as well as a discussion of the role of Chemistry in today’s world, and chemical technology. There is also a well-correlated laboratory program. Students planning on attending college should take this course. This course is necessary for students who are planning careers in science, medicine, technological fields and education.

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Credit: 1 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Biology and Chemistry

This is a college level course that will introduce students to the structure and function of the human body. It will include the study of cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Students will also learn about diseases and disorders that occur with each system. Dissection will be required. A research paper or project will be required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community College’s BIO 125S (4 credit hours).


HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Credit: 1 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Human Anatomy I (BIO 126S)
Chemistry

This is a college level course that will continue to study the structure and function of the human body including diseases and disorders involved with each system. Includes the following systems: special senses, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid/base are also included. Dissection will be required. A research paper/project will be required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community College’s BIO 126S (4 credit hours).


ENGINEERING INNOVATION
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Have taken or enrolled in
CAD I

Multi-disciplinary innovation projects primarily geared towards skill development in the areas of requirements analysis, creativity, conceptual design, design and problem-solving processes, prototyping, teamwork, and project communications. Application to the development of a new product or technology meeting societal needs. Presents the various areas of engineering and examines the ethical responsibilities of engineers. Microsoft Word, Excel, and CAD are introduced as tools to document projects. Located in the STEM + MM wing. This course directly articulates to University of Dayton’s EGR 103. Engineering Innovation (2 credit hours).


FOOD SCIENCE
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Have taken or enrolled in
Chemistry

This course is an overview of the food processing industry and basic concepts in food processing operations such as food components, chemistry and functionality, nutrition and quality. This course directly articulates to Wright State University Lake Campus FAS 2000; Introduction to Food Science (3 credit hours).


HEALTH CARE SCIENCES
Credit: 1/2 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.2 None

This is a college level course which studies the health care sciences in detail. This course will introduce students to the medical profession, the health care team, health care settings, communication, professionalism, medical law and ethics, infection control, and standard precautions. It is recommended for college bound students who will major in biological sciences or medical science. A research paper or project will be required. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community College’s ALH 101S; Introduction to Health Care (1 credit hour).


PHYSICS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.2 Algebra II

The Physics course aims to increase the student’s knowledge of the physical world by concentrating on the concepts of motion, heat, light, electricity, waves and the atom. An important part of the course deals with the development of such skills as observing, inferring, analyzing data, identifying and controlling variables and classifying. This course is necessary for students entering scientific or medical fields. A research paper or project will be required. This course directly articulates with Edison State Community College’s PHY 121S (5 credit hours) and PHY 122S (5 credit hours).


A.P. BIOLOGY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12
Level: 11 with Dept Chair permission
Weight: 1.2 Successful completion
of both Biology and Chemistry
and approval of instructor and Science Department Chair

The AP Biology course is designed to mirror the curriculum of a first year biology course at the college level. The AP Biology curriculum is organized around the four Big Ideas and fourteen enduring understandings as identified in the Curriculum Framework presented by the College Board. This course will require critical thinking and cooperative learning skills. Students will be expected to do significant reading and studying on their own time. A research project entered in the Science Fair is required. The advanced placement test will be required, and/or College Credit Plus. This course directly articulates to Edison State Community College’s BIO 121S (4 credit hours).


A.P. CHEMISTRY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 3 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.2 Successful completion of first year Chemisty;
Physics either previously taken or concurrently
taking; approval of instructor and Science Chair

This is a second year of Chemistry designed to parallel College Chemistry courses. The curriculum fits both what is required by College Credit Plus and the six Big Ideas of the Curriculum Framework of the College Board. An extensive Laboratory component emphasizing the inquiry approach accompanies the course. A research project entered into the Science Fair is required. The advanced placement test will be required, and/or College Credit Plus. This course directly articulates with Edison State Community College’s CHM 121S (5 credit hours) and CHM 122S (5 credit hours).

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

WORLD CULTURES AND RELIGION
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This course will help students understand the vital role that the major religions and cultures of the world play in the global community and recognize the ways in which other systems of belief and practice differ from Catholicism.

World Geography 105 may be taken alone or in sequence with World Geography 110.


WORLD GEOGRAPHY 105
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This is a general geography course covering the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, in order to help the students understand the wide variety and diversity of culture in the world. Map study and globes will be used.

World Geography 105 may be taken alone or in sequence with World Geography 110.


WORLD GEOGRAPHY 110
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This is a general geography course covering the Eastern Hemisphere, in order to help the students understand the wide variety and diversity of culture in the world. Map study and globes will be used.

World Geography 110 may be taken alone or in sequence with World Geography 105.


WORLD HISTORY 105
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

World History encompasses the study of humankind from ancient civilization through the Renaissance. The course deals with major events and personalities during this time period. The course is designed to help the student learn from the success and failures of the past. While there is an emphasis on Western Civilization; African, Asian, Latin and South American Civilization are also an important part of this course.
World History 105 may be taken alone or in sequence with World History 110.



WORLD HISTORY 110
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 10 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

World History encompasses the study of humankind from the Renaissance through modern cultures. The course deals with major events and personalities, and is designed to help the student learn from the success and failures of the past. While there is an emphasis on Western Civilization; African, Asian, Latin and South American Civilizations are also an important part of this course.
World History 110 may be taken alone or in sequence with World History 105.


AMERICAN HISTORY
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 11 Weight: 1.05 None

This course covers the period of American History from 1865 to the present, preceded by a one-week review of the historical period before 1861. American History includes a study of the political activities, social changes, and economic progress of the nation in hopes that the students will be better equipped to perform their duties as active American citizens. Studies will be made of present-day problems and happenings in an attempt to see how they relate to past problems.


AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Credit: 1/2 1 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 Weight: 1.05 None

This course will emphasize the beginnings and the structure of American Government of the national, state and local levels. It will consider the ways in which the U.S. government is organized and the ways in which it functions.


PSYCHOLOGY
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

The study of Psychology is designed around the four domains of sociocultural, developmental, cognitive, and biological psychology. Included in the course are units on approaches to psychology, the life span, workings of mind and body, learning and cognitive processes, personality and individuality, adjustment and breakdown, and social psychology.


SOCIOLOGY
Credit: 1/2 1 semester 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 1.05 None

The study of Sociology focusing upon interaction among people in social situations will include concept, theory and application. We will discuss society and culture, social organization and structure, social institutions, collective behavior and social problems. The course will also allow for individual as well as group observations.


AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Credit: 1 2 semesters 2 mods Pre-Requisite:
Level: 12 / 11th with
Dept. Chair Approval
Weight: 1.2
90% or higher in previous
Social Studies course

This is a rigorous, college level course that will enable the student to describe and compare facts concepts and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics. The curriculum will include that which is suggested by The College Board. The course will examine typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences. Throughout, the students will be expected to interpret basic data relevant to US government and politics in a variety of formats and will learn to critically analyze relevant theories and concepts, applying them appropriately, and developing connections across the curriculum. All students will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam, and if a sufficient grade is achieved college credit may be awarded for this course.


SERVICE LEARNING

SERVICE LEARNING
Credit: 1/8 Per Semester Permission Guidance
Level: 9 - 12 Weight: 0 Dept.

The purpose of Service Learning is to provide the students an opportunity to see where their services are needed in school and to gain experience in fulfilling these needs. It fulfills a two-fold purpose: it enables students to use their unscheduled time in a constructive way by contributing their services in needed areas, and to some extent it enables students to explore certain job opportunities by participation in work/learning situations. Possible service learning projects in school might be filing, office work, computer maintenance, typing, cafeteria help, teacher aides, etc. If your academic ineligibility extends beyond two consecutive weeks, your service learning opportunity may be terminated. Students may take two (2) mods of Service Learning per semester. Service Learning does not count towards the 14 mods of class required of students at Lehman Catholic.
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