20th Century History
Advanced Weight Training
American Literature A
Energy and the Environment
Health - 9th Grade
Nutrition and Wellness
Personal Finance A
Society Today: An Introduction to Sociology
Strength and Fitness
Poetry Analysis - The primary objective of the course is to learn how to read, talk about and analyze poetry. Students survey, study and discuss in-depth a variety and range of the poetry. Students will develop analytical skills to understand and appreciate an often-misunderstood, perplexing genre.
English 10A- This is the first semester course (of two semesters) that focuses on the integration of reading, writing, and vocabulary study, and critical thinking. Students analyze literary works, speeches, and the poetry of World Literature.
English 10B - This is the second semester of the English 10A course.
Composition- This Composition class is designed to help you improve the way you write. The lessons are designed to engage you in the process of writing; prewriting, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. This course will enable you to write in the various composition modes; autobiography, third-person anecdote, problem-solution, exposition, description, and persuasion. Develop your skills as a writer today.
Nutrition and Wellness - Did you know that poor nutrition, obesity, and a lack of physical activity together make up the second most PREVENTABLE cause of death in the U.S. In fact, many health problems as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke can be linked to what and how we eat!
20th Century History - This course will help you learn about the United States and its growth throughout the 20th Century. From Teddy Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman. We will cover events that have shifted history forever. Social Studies 11 is not just about who we are as a nation and how we got there.
Spanish Literature - Spanish Literature is an advanced Spanish class that explores various short stories and poems written by Spanish and Latin American authors. This course is designed for those students who have completed a level 3 Spanish program and wish to continue exploring the spanish language in context.
Journalism - This is the first semester course (of two semesters) This journalism class was born of the conviction that there is no better place for learning to take place than in a journalism class. What other class offers its students the following opportunities?:
- an environment to learn and polish writing techniques and to learn from experienced professionals such as TIME writers and editors.
- a chance to examine the purposes, successes, and failures of the mass media.
- a course study in history, law and ethics.
- opportunities to think, grow, be creative, and communicate important information to others.
You learn journalism by doing journalism. Developing the skills that will make your writing clear and concise will make you a better journalist. These skills will allow you to help your audience understand the complex issues and opinions in the news of today.
Journalism B- This is the second semester of the two semester Journalism course.
American Government - This course will help you learn about the many people, institutions, and processes that make up the government of the United States - from the President, Congress and the Supreme Court to your state and local governments. This is knowledge that you - and all Americans - need to become informed, involved citizens.
Advanced Weight Training - If you have taken a basic weight training course or gone through a weight training unit in your Phy.Ed. classes, then this will be a GREAT course for you! This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become an independent exerciser using weights to reach you fitness goals.
Employability Skills - Employability Skills is a workplace skills development class, that provides the student competencies in five areas known as the SCANS competencies. The five workplace competencies that are covered will be: Using Resources, Developing Interpersonal Skills, Applying Technology, Understanding Systems, and Acquiring Information. In addition the student will work with the WisCareers website assessing their career interests, researching career possibilities for themselves, complete a job shadow, identify their skills, build a resume, apply for a job, prepare for job interview questions and be ready for success on the job.
Creative Writing - Creative writing is a course designed for those students who like to write for personal enjoyment. The first half of the class is focused on writing poetry while the second half explores the writing of the short story. Figurative language, imagery, character development and suspense are a few of the topics covered. If you like to write poems or stories and are ready to share your work with others and receive constructive criticism, Creative Writing is for you!
American Literature A - American Literature A is a literature survey course that focuses on early American Literature. It covers the time periods from earliest literature through the Civil War ending with Regionalism and a focus on Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson - Authors responsible for creating the atmosphere necessary for modern American literature. The focus of the literary analysis is thematic. Multiple options are given to improve student writing.
Advanced Accounting- Do you enjoy making and working with money? Accounting provides the opportunity to learn the language of business which is essential regardless of occupational goal. In this course, students will take their prior knowledge from the first year Accounting and build upon issues relating to financial statements, inventory planning, uncollectible accounts, plant assets, and departmental data.
Algebra 2A - Algebra 2A course is a continuation of Algebra 1B course. It is also a prerequisite for Algebra 2B and transition to Trigonometry, Pre-calculus and Statistics. This course discusses numerous topics including linear equations, inequalities, matrices and functions, including piecewise, absolute value, radical functions and polynomial functions. A strong emphasis is placed on quadratic functions, data analysis, probability and discrete mathematics. Application, modeling activities, and open-ended projects break down artificial barriers between algebra and geometry, and between algebra and discrete mathematics.
Algebra 2B - Algebra 2B course was designed as a continuation of Algebra 2A course and it is a prerequisite for Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus courses. This course discusses numerous topics including rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, conic sections, and data analysis.
Art 1A- Art 1 is a foundational art class for students in grades 9-12. Typically Art 1 would be a students first experience with art at the high school level. During the 18 weeks of Art 1 you will explore and demonstrate your understanding of color, art history, cultural research and calligraphy.
Biology A - This is a 1st semester course designed for beginning Biology students. The GLENCOE textbook "Biology - the Dynamics of Life" will be used along with several resources online. 1st semester topics covered will include an introduction, Ecology, Communities and Biomes, Populations, Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and the Cell Cycle.
Biology B - This is the 2nd semester course designed for beginning Biology students. The GLENCOE textbook "Biology - the Dynamics of Life" will be used along with several resources online. 2nd semester topics covered will include Cellular Transport, Mendel and Meiosis, DNA, Patterns of Heredity, Genetic Technology, Evolution, and Organizing Life's Diversity.
Career Opportunities - The average person works 43 years. Don't you want to be doing something you are good at and enjoy? This class allows you to find a good career fit. We will assess your strengths, research careers, create a career portfolio, and discuss what you need to know to start your first job.
Energy and the Environment - How in the world does anything I have learned in Science class apply to anything in my life? Have you ever asked this question? In this course students will examine different ways we obtain and use energy. You will also consider how our activities affect the environment around us and around our neighbors. In this course you will use science to analyze growing trends in energy consumption and what you can do to help conserve our resources.
Graphic Communications - This course will cover the basics of manufacturing as well as Graphic communications. Areas of study will be Measuring, Print Reading, material Analysis, Drafting/Design, Computer Design, 3-D Modeling as well as many others.
Health 9th Grade - Health Education promotes a lifetime commitment to living a healthy lifestyle by teaching students about risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent diseases. This course will cover the following topics: first aid, wellness, suicide, sex education, sexually transmitted diseases and drug education.
Medical Terminology -Welcome to the Language of Medicine. The focus of this course is to breakdown medical terms into their basic components. This will make the ideas and concepts easy to understand and remember. Using this course you will find that medical terminology comes "alive", interesting and stays with you. The knowledge that you gain from this course, will jump-start your career or general knowledge in the medical field and help you for years to come!
Personal Finance A - Students are introduced to everyday life skills such as balancing a checkbook, calculating net pay, budgeting income and expenses, exploring career options, the truth about credit cards, work laws and responsibilities and taxes. The goal in this course is to guide students in building a strong foundation in logical thinking and problem solving that will enable them to make good decisions concerning matters of money and finance in their daily lives. The projects help the students apply their skills to real-life situations.
Pre-Calculus A - This course is designed to follow geometry and advanced algebra. It will familiarize students with the functions they will encounter in a calculus course. This first semester will be spent studying trigonometric and circular functions.
Pre-Calculus B - This is the second semester of the Pre Calculus A course.
Research Writing-This is a college prep class. Students will complete one mini research paper, grammar lessons and quizzes, writing and research projects, a final research paper and a presentation on it.
Strength and Fitness - This course will enable the student to discover the health related fitness components and how the components tie into a strength training and a fitness program.
Society Today: An Introduction to Sociology - Society Today focuses on sociology, which is the study of human behavior as it occurs in groups. This course examines the nature of people and their relationships with society. The first part of the course will look at things like culture, race, social control, socialization and stratification. The second part will examine things such as adolescence, marriage, deviance, crime, gender and family.