AVID, AP, & Honors Courses

 

TGG1011     COLLEGE PREP SKILLS     AVID Class     REPEATABLE     YEAR

This course is designed to assist students with college preparatory coursework with emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test taking, note taking and research.

 

LCY1010H     ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 1 (GRADE 9)     HONORS     YEAR

This course provides a balanced program of reading, writing, and oral communication. All of the ninth-grade benchmarks are addressed in this course. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are experienced as interactive and interrelated processes focusing both on meaning and on semantic, syntactic, and grammatical conventions. Students work with both informational and literary texts. The study of informational texts requires that students conduct research, extract and construct meaning, and complete tasks. The study of literature gives students an opportunity to read, interpret, and respond to literature personally and critically. Texts are carefully selected to include a range of traditional and contemporary, canonical and non-canonical texts in many genres. The study of language focuses on how it is used in relevant social contexts and how it is used by individuals to structure their perceptions and experiences. Honors section requires teacher recommendation.

 

LCY2010H     ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 2 (GRADE 10)     HONORS     YEAR

This course provides a balanced program of reading, writing, and oral communication. All of the tenth-grade benchmarks are addressed in this course. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are experienced as interactive and interrelated processes focusing both on meaning and on semantic, syntactic, and grammatical conventions. Students work with both informational and literary texts. The study of informational texts requires that students conduct research, extract and construct meaning, and complete tasks. The study of literature gives students an opportunity to read, interpret, and respond to literature personally and critically. Texts include a wide variety of works that contribute to an understanding of our common culture and the culture of others and that reflect themes uniting all cultures. The study of language includes the description of language and its role in communication as well as the construction of meaning.  Honors section requires teacher recommendation

 

CSA2000     ADVANCED PLACEMENT [AP™] HUMAN GEOGRAPHY     YEAR

This course emphasizes the importance of geography as a field of inquiry and briefly discusses the emergence of academic geography in nineteenth-century Europe. It shows how the discipline has evolved into the study of diverse peoples and areas organized around a set of concepts.  The discussion of the evolution of the discipline helps students understand how human geography is related to the rest of the field.  Geographic concepts embedded in this course are (among others) location, space, place, and scale. The study of spatial interaction and spatial behavior, the dynamics of human population growth and movement, patterns of culture, economic use of earth, political organization of space, and human settlement patterns will be examined.

This course is recommended for grade 9 and 10 students who wish to pursue rigorous coursework and who plan to apply to a 4-year college after graduation.  It also fulfills the requirements for seniors who have not already earned 4 Social Studies credits.  Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

 

LAY6100     ADVANCED PLACEMENT [AP™] ENGLISH: LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION     YEAR

This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of literary texts. All language arts benchmarks are addressed in this course.  Students read representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit.  In discussions and in their writing, students experience, interpret, and evaluate what they have read.

This course alternates with LAY6010 AP English Language and Composition. Completion of either AP course will count as completion of the Expository Writing requirement. Prerequisite:  Teacher Recommendation.

 

TPN7422     SECONDARY EDUCATION     YEAR

This course is designed to provide a focused preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in secondary (seventh to twelfth grade) teaching.  Basic knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help students understand the principles of child growth, development, learning styles and teaching strategies will be addressed.  The course will include school structure, organization and management related to secondary students as well as the details of salaries, benefits and relevant issues for the secondary teacher.  Field experiences in classroom observations and practical participation are course requirements.   Students must master the 16 hour AVID Tutorology training program before they are allowed to participate as tutors in the AVID classroom programs in grades 7-12. If students wish to earn CTE Honors recognition, they must first take Public & Human Services Pathway Core. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.

 

TPU7210     EXPLORATIONS IN EDUCATION     YEAR

This course is designed to have students explore the numerous career opportunities in education.  Academically challenging, Explorations in Education will offer students an overview of education career opportunities, ranging from pre-kindergarten to post-secondary teaching, as well as administration careers. Students will be introduced to learning styles, teaching strategies, school organization and management, salaries and benefits, and educational issues. Students must master the 16 hour AVID Tutorology training program before they are allowed to participate as tutors in the AVID classroom programs in grades 7-12. If students wish to earn CTE Honors recognition, they must first take Public & Human Services Pathway Core. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.