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2019-2020 Course Offerings and Descriptions

INTRODUCTION

Choosing the most appropriate high school courses and programs is an important task for Dalton High School
students and their parents. We believe these important choices are best made by students and parents on the
basis of future educational and career goals.
This Registration Planning booklet contains information to assist in these choices. In it you will find:
*DPS Non-Discrimination Notification
*Career Tech Pathway
*A course description for each course available in the Dalton High School curriculum with suggested placement guidelines. These courses align with Georgia Department of Education course descriptions.
It is our hope that students, parents, and teachers will use this information to plan for our registration at Dalton
High School. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans for the next year with their parents and teachers.
Recommendations will be based on previous student performance, supporting standardized test data, and
student desire.
Students will then discuss these teacher recommendations with their parents. If a parent and/or student disagree
with the teacher recommended course(s), the parent will be given information on how to communicate
with their student’s counselor.
The registration process offers each DHS student and parent the opportunity to choose courses for the following
school year. Planning and registration should promote clear understanding of high school requirements
for each student.
The Georgia Student Finance Commission determines HOPE eligibility. More information about the program
can be found at www.GAfutures.org

DPS Non-Discrimination Notification

Non-Discrimination Statement
Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race color or national origin (Title Vii of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title II of the Carl D. Perkins vocational
Education Act of 1984, title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Equal Pay Act of 1963); age (Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967); handicap (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973);
disability (Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990); genetic information (Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008); or retaliation in educational programs, employment or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Employees, students and the general public are hereby notified that the Dalton Board of Education does not
discriminate in any educational programs, including career technology and agricultural programs, or
activities or in its employment policies.
The chief administrative officer has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating the effort
to implement this nondiscriminatory policy.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, or ADA to the policies and
practices of the Dalton Board of Education may be addressed to Mendy Woods, Chief Administrative
Officer, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator, Dalton Public Schools, P. O. Box 1408, Dalton,
Ga 30722; or to the Regional Office for Civil Rights, Atlanta, GA 30323; or to the Director, Office for
Civil Rights Education Department, Washington, D.C. 20201; or to the U.S. Equal Employment

Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1-800-669-4000 (toll-free) or 1-800-669-6820 (toll-free TTY number for individuals with hearing impairments), EEOC field office information is available at www.eeoc.gov or in most telephone directories in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional information about EEOC, including information about charge filing, is available at www.eeoc.gov

2019-2020 COURSE OFFERINGS

English Language Arts

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Course Name:
9th Grade Literature and Composition
Course Number: 23.0610000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course of study emphasizes elements of literature, oral and written communication skills, research activities, language study, and vocabulary development.

Course Name: Advanced 9th Grade Literature and Composition
Course Number: 23.0610050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Advanced 9th Grade Literature and Composition is a course for the student who wants to pursue an intensive,
advanced course of study. Daily reading and/or writing assignments can be anticipated. The curriculum includes
elements of literature, written communication skills with the emphasis on essay writing, and vocabulary and
language study.
Weighted class@
Course Name: 9th Grade Literature and Composition EL
Course Number: 23.0610040
Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes
This class emphasizes oral and written communication skills, elements of literature, and vocabulary development.
Adaptations for this course are used to facilitate student language differences.
Students in this class are currently receiving EL services.
Course Name: 10th Grade Literature and Composition
Course Number: 23.0620000
Prerequisite(s): 9th Grade Literature and Composition
This course of study emphasizes elements of world literature, oral and written communication skills, research
activities, language study, and vocabulary development.
Course Name: Advanced World Literature
Course Number: 23.0630050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Advanced World Literature is an intensive course of study with focus upon World Literature and advanced
essay writing. Students can expect daily reading and/or writing assignments. Attention is paid to vocabulary enrichment,
language study, SAT preparation, and the skills students will need to be successful in future Advanced Placement courses.
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Course Name: American Literature and Composition
Course Number: 23.0510000
Prerequisite(s):9th and 10th Grade Literature and Composition
Essay composition and American literature are the main focus of the course of study. SAT preparation,
vocabulary, and language study are other features of the curriculum.

Course Name: 10th Grade Literature and Composition EL

Course Number: 23.0620040

Prerequisite(s): 9 th Grade Lit & Comp EL,

Must be served in EL English Development classes
This course of study includes world literature, essay and research activities, and language and vocabulary
study. Adaptations for this course are used to facilitate student language differences.

Students in these classes are currently receiving EL services.


Course Name: International Baccalaureate English I
Course Number: 23.0680070
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
IB English I promotes an appreciation of literature and knowledge of a student’s own culture and that of other
societies. The course is designed to develop students’ powers of expression, both in
oral and written communication by emphasizing the skills involved in writing and speaking one’s native language in a variety of styles and situations. Students read many texts grouped by themes or genres. The texts are chosen from a broad list of prescribed authors and works representing different literary genres and styles in the target language as well as literature from other languages read in translation. Weighted class@


Course Name: British Lit and Comp
Course Number: 23.0520000
Prerequisite(s): American Lit and Comp
This course of study includes British literature, advanced composition, and SAT preparation.

Course Name: AP Literature and Composition
Course Number: 23.0650060
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course conforms to the College Board’s standards for AP Literature and Composition. It is an intensive
literature and composition course designed for senior students interested in doing college level work to pursue
college credit earned through a satisfactory score on the AP examination. Weighted class@

Course Name: International Baccalaureate English II
Course Number: 23.0690070
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, seniors, IB English I
IB English II promotes an appreciation of literature and knowledge of a student’s own
culture and that of other societies. The course is designed to develop students’ powers of expression, both in oral and written communication, by emphasizing the skills involved in writing and speaking one’s native language in a variety of styles and situations. Students read many texts grouped by themes or genres. The texts are chosen from a broad list of prescribed authors and works representing different literary genres and styles in the target language as well as literature from other languages read in translation. Weighted class@


Course Name: Oral/Written Communication (Speech)
Course Number: 23.0420000
Prerequisite(s) Ninth Grade Literature, Tenth Grade Literature
This course focuses on developing public speaking skills. The students will identify effective methods to arrange ideas and information in written form and then convert the written form into an effective oral
delivery. The course focuses on critically thinking, organizing ideas, researching counter viewpoints, and
communicating appropriately for different audiences and purposes. The students analyze professional
speeches to enhance their knowledge of solid speech writing.

Mathematics

Mathematics Courses Course

Name: GSE Foundations of Algebra
Course Number: 27.0481000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Foundations of Algebra is a first year high school mathematics course option for students who have completed mathematics in grades 6-8 yet will need substantial support to bolster success in high school
mathematics. The course is aimed toward students who have reported low standardized test performance
in prior grades and/or have demonstrated significant difficulties in previous mathematics classes. The course will emphasize both algebra and numeracy in a variety of contexts including number sense, proportional reasoning, quantitative reasoning with functions, and solving equations and inequalities.

Course Name: GSE Foundations of Algebra EL
Course Number: 27.0481040
Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes
Foundations of Algebra is a first year high school mathematics course option for students who have
completed mathematics in grades 6-8 yet will need substantial support to bolster success in high school
mathematics. The course is aimed toward students who have reported low standardized test performance
in prior grades and/or have demonstrated significant difficulties in previous mathematics classes. The
course will emphasize both algebra and numeracy in a variety of contexts including number sense,
proportional reasoning, quantitative reasoning with functions, and solving equations and inequalities.


Course Name: GSE Algebra I
Course Number: 27.0990000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Algebra I is the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of algebra with correlated statistics applications. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in or der to be college and career ready.

Course Name: GSE Algebra I EL
Course Number: 27.099000
Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes
Algebra I is the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed
to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of algebra with correlated statistics
applications. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all
students should study in order to be college and career ready.

Course Name: ACC GSE Alg I/Geometry A
Course Number: 27.0994050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores Accelerated Algebra I/Geometry A is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are prepared to take higher-level mathematics courses
during their high school career, including Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, and
Advanced Placement Statistics.
Weighted Class@

Course Name: GSE Geometry
Course Number: 27.0991000
Prerequisite(s): GSE Algebra I

Geometry is the second course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications.

Course Name: GSE Geometry EL
Course Number: 27.0991040
Prerequisite(s): GSE Algebra I EL.
Must be served in EL English Development classes
Geometry is the second course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure
career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications

Course Name: ACC GSE Geo B/Alg II
Course Number: 27.0995050
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Alg I/Geometry A
Accelerated Geometry B/Alg II is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure
that students are prepared to take higher-level mathematics courses during their high school career,
including Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC and Advanced Placement Statistics.
Weighted Class@

Course Name: GSE Algebra II
Course Number: 27.0992000
Prerequisite(s): GSE Geometry
Algebra II is the culminating course in a sequence of three high school courses designed to ensure career
and college readiness. It is designed to prepare students for the fourth course options relevant to their career pursuits.

Course Name: GSE Pre-Calculus
Course Number: 27.0974000
Prerequisite(s): GSE Algebra II
Pre-Calculus is a fourth mathematics course designed to prepare students for calculus and other college
level mathematics courses.
Course Name: ACC GSE Pre-Calculus
Course Number: 27.0977050
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Geo B/Alg II
Accelerated Pre-Calculus is the third in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that
students are prepared to take higher-level mathematics courses during their high school career, including
Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, and Advanced Placement Statistics.
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Course Name: College Readiness Mathematics
Course Number: 27.0890000
Prerequisite(s): GSE Alg I, GSE Geometry, GSE Alg II
College Readiness Mathematics is a fourth course option for students who have completed Algebra I,
Geometry, and Algebra II, but are still struggling with high school mathematics standards essential for
success in first year post-secondary mathematics courses required for non-STEM majors. The course is designed to serve as a bridge for high school students who will enroll in non-STEM post-secondary study and will serve to meet the high school fourth course graduation requirement. The course has been approved by the University System of Georgia as a fourth mathematics course beyond Algebra II for non-STEM majors, so the course will meet the needs of college-
bound seniors who will not pursue STEM fields. College Readiness Mathematics focuses on key content and practice standards to ensure that students will be ready for post-secondary academic courses and career preparation in non-STEM fields. The course will revisit and expand the understanding of content standards introduced in earlier mathematics courses
and will emphasize numeracy, algebra and functions, geometry, and statistics in a variety of contexts.

Course Name: IB Math Standard Level I
Course Number: 27.0612070
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Geo B/Alg II
This course includes a study of advanced algebra, trigonometry, elementary analysis and analytical
geometry. It is primarily concerned with problem solving, reasoning, functions, analytic geometry, and
probability and statistics. It is designed to provide a valuable mathematical background to students of all
career interests with various real world applications included in the content. This course will also enable
students to undertake investigations and research in mathematics in order to apply mathematical skills and
knowledge of realistic situations.
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Course Name: IB Math Standard Level II
Course Number: 27.0613070
Prerequisite(s): IB Math Standard Level I
This course is designed as an in-depth study of calculus. Concepts from arithmetic, algebra, geometry,
analytical geometry and trigonometry are briefly reviewed and used extensively. This course offers an in-
depth study of the concepts, relationships and applications of limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals.
This course will also enable students to undertake investigations and research in mathematics in order to apply mathematical skills and knowledge to realistic situations.
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Course Name: IB Math Studies I
Course Number: 27.0522070
Prerequisite(s): GSE Algebra I, GSE Geometry or ACC GSE Algebra I/Geometry A and ACC GSE
Geometry B/Algebra II
International Baccalaureate Mathematical Studies is designed for IB students whose future careers will
not include a focus on mathematics. This course is the first of two courses designed to provide a realistic
mathematics course for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The skills needed to cope with the
mathematical demands of a technological society are developed, and emphasis is placed on the application
of mathematics to real-life situations. A substantial piece of personal research, in the form of a statistical project, is a
requirement of this program.
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Course Name: IB Math Studies II
Course Number: 27.0524070
Prerequisite(s): IB Math Studies I
International Baccalaureate Mathematical Studies is designed for IB students whose future careers will
not include a focus on mathematics. This course is the second of two courses designed to provide a realistic
mathematics course for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The skills needed to cope with the
mathematical demands of a technological society are developed, and emphasis is placed on the application
of mathematics to real-life situations. A substantial piece of personal research, in the form of a statistical
project, is a requirement of this program.
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Course Name: AP Calculus
Course Number: 27.0720060
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus is an advanced course which follows the AB syllabus developed by the College Board for the
advanced placement (AP) calculus examinations. Concepts from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, analytical
geometry, and trigonometry are used extensively while performing two new mathematical operations,
differentiation and integration, and while applying these operations. Students in this course are strongly
encouraged to take the AP Exam in Calculus. Weighted class@

Course Name: AP Statistics
Course Number: 27.0740060
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Geo B/Alg II or ACC GSE Pre-Calculus
Advanced Placement Statistics is designed to introduce students to the major tools for collecting,
analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The course is designed for junior or senior students who
have completed an Algebra II course. Students in this course are strongly encouraged to take the AP Exam
in Statistics.
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Course Name: IB HL I
Course Number: 27.0612071
Prerequisite(s): ACC GSE Geo B/Alg II
The IB Diploma Program mathematics higher level course is for students with a strong background in
mathematics and competence in a range of analytical and technical skills. Students will be likely to include
mathematics as a major component of university studies—either in its own right or within courses such as
physics, engineering or technology. The course focuses on developing important mathematical concepts
in a comprehensive, coherent and rigorous way through a balanced approach. Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems set in a variety of meaningful contexts and to justify and prove results. Students develop insights into mathematical form and structure and become intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic areas. They will also be urged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other learning environments.
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Course Name: IB HL II
Course Number:c27.0613071
Prerequisite(s): IB HL I
The IB Diploma program mathematics higher level course is for students with a strong background in
mathematics and competence in a range of analytical and technical skills. This is the second of two courses.
Students will be likely to include mathematics as a major component of university studies
—either in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering or technology. The course focuses on developing
important mathematical concepts in a comprehensive, coherent and rigorous way through a balanced approach.
Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems set in a variety of
meaningful contexts and to justify a nd prove results. Students develop insights into mathematical form and
structure and become intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic
areas. They will also be urged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other
learning environments. Weighted class@


SCIENCE

Science Courses

Course Name: Biology
Course Number: 26.0120000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is based on the study of life. It includes the study of cells, their structure and function, life
processes and energy relationships, inheritance, reproduction and development, taxonomy, evolution and ecology.
Labs and activities are practical to facilitate the connection between biology and daily experience.

Course Name: Biology EL
Course Number: 26.0120040

Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes

This course is based on the study of life. It includes the study of cells, their structure and function, life
processes and energy relationships, inheritance, reproduction and development, taxonomy, evolution and ecology.
Students in this class are currently receiving EL services.
Course Name: Physical Science
Course Number: 40.0110000
Prerequisite(s): none
In the spring semester, this course is a mathematical approach to the study of measurement, modern atomic
theory and chemical and physical properties of matter. Fall semester includes a mathematical approach to the study of major physical laws and the electromagnetic nature of matter.

Course Name: Physical Science EL
Course Number: 40.0110040

Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes

In the spring semester, this course is a mathematical approach to the study of measurement, modern atomic theory and chemical and physical properties of matter. Fall semester includes a mathematical approach to the study of major physical laws and the electromagnetic nature of matter.

Course Name: Chemistry
Course Number: 40.0510000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is a study of matter, its structure, properties and composition. Emphasis is on the descriptive and
theoretical aspects of matter, and the development of laboratory skills.

Course Name: IB Biology SL/HL
Course Number: 26.0180070
Prerequisite(s): none
This course conforms to the International Baccalaureate curriculum for Biology. This advanced biology course
will include the examination of biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, evolution and ecology with
associated lab work. Critical thinking, understanding of scientific theories and laboratory skills will be emphasized
in the course. This course will require a collaborative project with other science classes to complete the
requirements of the IB science curriculum. Students must maintain a portfolio of practical work which includes
laboratory work, in class activities and science projects. Weighted class@

Course Name: IB Chemistry SL/HL
Course Number: 40.0550070
Prerequisite(s):none
This course is a rigorous study of fundamentals of stoichiometry, modern atomic theory, periodicity, chemical
bonding, states of matter, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and organic
chemistry. There will be an opportunity for 25% laboratory work and students will produce and maintain a
laboratory log book. Laboratory assessment will include the group IV project, a two-week interdisciplinary,experimental investigation on a topic in science. A portfolio of practical work must be maintained for the class.
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Course Name:
Human Anatomy/Physiology
Course Number:26.0730000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is an introduction to the basic structure and function of the human body
and the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all the body systems. Through the use of clinical applications, dissections, labs, and discussions, an emphasis is placed on
material that will help those who have an interest in medical or health career fields.

Course Name:
Environmental Science
Course Number: 26.0611000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is designed as an integrated and global approach to science and technology. The concepts in this
course focus on the links between living things, their surroundings, and the total environment of the planet. The
scientific principles and related technology will assist the student in understanding the relationship between local, national and global issues. The intent of the course is to help individuals become informed, get involved, and care for one’s self and the environment.
Course Name: AP Environmental Science
Course Number: 26.0620060
Prerequisite(s): none
AP Environmental science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies
required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems
both natural and human made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine
alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.
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Course Name: AP Biology
Course Number: 26.0140060
Prerequisite(s): none
An introductory college-level biology course which, upon satisfactory completion, potentially
yields college academic credit. Thus, students who register for this course are making the commitment to begin
their college baccalaureate program while they are in high school. The course consists of expansive studies of
biochemistry, genetics, and evolution as well as an introduction to the diversity of life, especially plants and
animals.
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Course Name: AP Chemistry
Course Number: 40.0530060
Prerequisite(s): none
This course conforms to the College Board standards for AP Chemistry. The course focuses on the descriptive,
mathematical and theoretical aspects and a continuation of the development of laboratory skills which, upon
satisfactory completion, potentially yields college academic credit. Special areas of study include equilibrium
and qualitative analysis. Weighted class@

Course Name: AP Physics
Course Number: 40.0831060
Prerequisite(s): none
This course conforms to the College Board’s standards for AP Physics. Emphasis is placed on understanding
concepts of proper experimentation, and developing problem-solving skills. Weighted class@

Course Name: IB Biology HL
Course Number: 26.0190070
Prerequisite(s): none
This course conforms to the International Baccalaureate curriculum for biology. This advanced biology course
will include an in-depth look at ecology, plants, anatomy and physiology with an emphasis of interactive human
functions. Critical thinking, understanding of scientific theories and laboratory skills will be emphasized in the
course. Students must maintain a 2 year portfolio of practical work which includes laboratory,
work in class activities and science projects. Students must complete a collaborative project with other science classes to complete the requirements of the IB Science curriculum. Weighted class@

Course Name: IB Chemistry HL
Course Number: 40.0560070
Prerequisite(s): none
Students continue to maintain a two-year portfolio of practical work, including laboratory work, group project,
and science project work. The course will provide knowledge and methods/techniques used in science. It will
develop an ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize scientific
information. Classroom activities will be lecture, discussion and laboratory work. Evaluation will be standardized tests, teacher-made tests, teacher observations, discussions, student reports, lab reports, projects, and papers.
Students must complete a Group IV project with other IB group classes, topics include, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermo-
chemistry.
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Course Name: IB Physics Year 1 / IB Physics Year 2
Course Number: 40.0850070 / 40.0860070
Prerequisite(s):none

International Baccalaureate Physics program is a two-year rigorous pre-university course. The focus of this program is to impart in students the knowledge and skills required to excel in their university studies. This course allows students to experience radical investigations are an integral part of the curriculum. Students are required to research a scientific problem, develop hypothesis, design an experiment, conduct investigations and draw conclusions. These challenges are normally felt at undergraduate level. The course introduces the students to Scientific methods and techniques which are needed for scientific investigations. Major topics include Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and Quantum, and Astrophysics. Weighted class@

Course Name: Forensic Science
Course Number: 40.0930000
Prerequisites(s): none
This course creates a link between biology, biotechnology, chemistry and physics. It is intended to expose
high school students to the various laboratory skills commonly used during a forensic investigation.
Students will acquire the skills of observation, microscopy, chromatography, serology, DNA
fingerprinting with Polymeras Chain Reaction (PCR), and laws of physics.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Social Studies Courses


Course Name: World History
Course Number: 45.0830000
Prerequisite(s): none
World History is designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the area of world studies. The
course is a survey of world history emphasizing the values, ideas and accomplishments of people from ancient to
modern times.

Course Name: AP World History
Course Number: 45.0811060
Prerequisite(s): none
This course conforms to the College Board standards for AP World History. The course is to develop greater
understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human
societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate
analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and
consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.
Weighted class@

Course Name: World History EL
Course Number: 45.0830040
Prerequisite(s): Must be served in EL English Development classes, World History EL
is designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the area of world studies. The course is a survey of world history emphasizing the values, ideas and accomplishments of people from ancient to modern times. Adaptations for this course are us to facilitate student language differences. Students in this class are currently receiving EL services.
Course Name: U.S. History
Course Number: 45.0810000
Prerequisite(s): World History
U.S. History is a year-long course designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the area of U.S.
studies. It is designed for the study, interpretation and analysis of United States history from 1607 to the present.

Course Name: AP U.S. History
Course Number: 45.0820060
Prerequisite(s): World History
AP U. S. History is a year-long survey course in United States History. A goal is to prepare students to take the
Advanced Placement examination in American History. Students who register for this course are making the
commitment to begin their college baccalaureate program while they are in high school. In that regard, students
will be expected to complete a course of advanced reading besides that of the required textbook. Weighted class@

Course Name: U.S. History EL
Course Number: 45.0810040
Prerequisite(s): World History EL

Must be served in EL English Development classes

U.S. History ELL is a year-long course designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the area of U.S. studies. It is designed for the study, interpretation and analysis of United States history from 1607 to the present. Students in this class are currently receiving EL services

Course Name: IB History of the Americas I
Course Number: 45.0870070
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
IB History of the Americas I is the first course for the Individuals and Society division of the IB Curriculum. It features a topical study of the themes of the 20th century including wars, single-party states, Cold war, and International Organizations. It will concentrate on the geographical regions of North and South America. Students will be expected to do extensive reading in the fields of history, political science, and current studies. Essay and extended assessment will be a mandatory part of the requirements. Weighted class@

Course Name: Government
Course Number: 45.0570000
Prerequisite(s): none
Government is a yearlong course designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the areas of
government and citizenship. Government is a survey in the fundamental principles, structure and operation of the
American system of government. The rights and responsibilities of the citizen in relation to the American federal
system are stressed. Additionally, social studies fundamentals and transitional skills are taught in this course.

Course Name: Economics
Course Number: 45.0610000
Prerequisite(s): none
Economics is designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the areas of economics. Economics is a survey course to acquaint students with the fundamental features of the American economic system. The roles of the producer, the consumer and government are emphasized.

Course Name: Advanced Government
Course Number: 45.0570050
Prerequisite(s): none
Government is designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the areas of government and
citizenship. Government is a survey in the fundamental principles, structure and operation of the American system
of government. The rights and responsibilities of the citizen in relation to the American federal system are stressed.
Weighted class@
Course Name: Advanced Economics
Course Number: 45.0610050
Prerequisite(s): none

Economics is designed to meet the state requirements for graduation in the area of economics. Economics is a survey course to acquaint students with the fundamental features of the American economic system. The roles of the producer, the consumer and government are emphasized. Weighted class@


Course Name: Advanced Placement Government Politics: United States
Course Number: 45.0520062
Prerequisite(s): none
This course covers federalism, separation of powers, influences on the formulation and adoption of the
Constitution, political beliefs, political parties and elections, interest groups, institutions and policy processes and
civil liberties and civil rights.
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Course Name: Advanced Placement Micro Economics
Course Number: 45.0630060
Prerequisite(s): none
This course covers basic economic concepts, measurement of economic performance, national income and price determination and international economics and growth.
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Course Name: AP Psychology
Course Number: 45.0160060
Prerequisite(s): World History, U S History, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course conforms to the College Board’s standards for AP Psychology. This course introduces students to
the systematic scientific study of the behavior and mental process of human beings and other animals. Students are
exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major
sub-fields within psychology. The course is open to highly motivated students who are interested in the field. Students interested in studying psychology at the university level are especially encouraged to take AP Psychology.
Students may take the AP Psychology test in May of their senior year.
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Course Name: IB Psychology
Course Number: 45.0170070
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
IB Psychology is designed as an appropriate IB course committed to the research and study of psychological
issues and concepts. Students will be expected to participate in self-directed and class participatory assignments
and projects. Special emphasis will be given to the scientific study of the discipline and its potential for serious
academic study after high school graduation. Students will be expected to complete a thorough course of study
besides that of the textbook.
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Course Name: IB Psychology HL
Course Number: 45.0170071
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
The IB Diploma Program higher level psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research
findings can be applied to better understand human behavior and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological
inquiry. Students learn to understand the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior and explore alternative explanations of behavior. They also understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry.
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Course Name: IB History of the Americas II
Course Number:45.0893071
Prerequisite(s): IB History of the Americas I
IB History of the Americas is the second year course for the Individuals and Society division of the IB Curriculum. It features a topical study of the themes of the 20th century including wars, single-party states, Cold war, and International Organizations. It will concentrate on the geographical regions of North and South America.
Students will be expected to do extensive reading in the fields of history, political science, and current studies.
Essay and extended assessment will be a mandatory part of the requirements.
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Course Name: Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Course Number: 35.0700070
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores

Theory of Knowledge is an interdisciplinary requirement intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. The course challenges students to question the base of knowledge, to be aware of subjective and ideological biases, and to develop the ability to analyze evidence that is expressed in rational argument. It is a key element in encouraging them to appreciate other cultural perspectives. The course is unique to the IB Diploma Program. Weighted class@


Course Name: Current Issues
Course Number: 45.0120000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Analyzes current issues and influences that are related to these issues and examines how decisions are made
concerning those issues. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills.

Course Name: Personal Financial Literacy
Course Number: 45.0670000
Prerequisite(s): Government, World History, US History
Financial literacy describes the skills needed for understanding the interactions of people with money and
related matters. The course is designed to help students develop that understanding by describing, analyzing, and
evaluating many financial topics that most students will directly experience

WORLD LANGUAGES

WORLD LANGUAGES

Course Name: French I
Course Number: 60.0110000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course begins the development of the four basic languages skills-listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Special emphasis is placed on understanding and speaking current conversational French. The study of the
French culture is also emphasized.

Course Name: Advanced French I
Course Number: 60.0110050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This is an advanced introductory course for development of the four basic language skills in French--
listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Special emphasis is placed on understanding and speaking current conversational
French and on the study of French culture. Weighted class@

Course Name: French II
Course Number: 60.0120000
Prerequisite(s): French I
This course is a continuation of the development of the four communicative skills, but at a more advanced level. French culture continues to be an important and integral part of the course.

Course Name: Advanced French II
Course Number: 60.0120050
Prerequisite(s): French I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This course is similar to French II, yet it moves at an advanced pace and consists of more advanced
course work. Weighted class@

Course Name: French III
Course Number: 60.0130000
Prerequisite(s): French II
This is an advanced French class which includes a review of material learned in French II. In this course, the
students are encouraged to use the French language as a tool to gain information about French culture through its
literature, history, art, music and cinema.

Course Name: Advanced French III
Course Number: 60.0130050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced French II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher
recommendation
This course includes a review of material of Advanced French II. It emphasizes the increased ability to speak
and understand French. French literature will be an integral part of the study of the Francophone culture and
civilization. Oral and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio. The course will include
materials obtained via the internet and periodicals.
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Course Name: Advanced French IV
Course Number: 60.0140050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced French III, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher
recommendation.
This French course stresses increased proficiency in the four skills of speaking, comprehension,
reading and writing French. The study of the Francophone culture and civilization continues. A major novel or play will be
read. Oral and written reports are a part of the course.
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Course Name: IB French I
Course Number: 60.0112070
Prerequisite(s): Advanced French II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course includes a review of material from Advanced French II. The course emphasizes increased ability to speak and understand French. French literature will be an integral part of the study of the francophone culture and civilization. Oral and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The course will include materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB French II course. This class is the equivalent of Advanced French III.
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Course Name: IB French II
Course Number: 60.0113070
Prerequisite(s): IB French I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course is a continuation of IB French I. The study of the culture and the civilization will continue. Oral
and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The course will include
materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Exam. Weighted class@

Course Name: Spanish I
Course Number: 60.0710000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language which develops the four basic foreign language skills–
speaking, listening, reading and writing. The study of the culture and history of the Spanish speaking countries is
an integral part of this course of study.

Course Name: Advanced Spanish I
Course Number: 60.0710050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation

This is an advanced introductory course for development of the four basic language skills in Spanish--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Special emphasis is placed on understanding and speaking current conversational Spanish and on the study of Spanish culture. Weighted class@

Course Name: Advanced Spanish II
Course Number: 60.0720050
Prerequisite(s): Spanish I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This course includes a review and continuation of the basics taught in Spanish I and provides additional
practice in speaking and understanding the language. There is continued study of the Hispanic culture and
civilization. Students will develop a portfolio of their collected works. Weighted class@

Course Name: Spanish II
Course Number: 60.0720000
Prerequisite(s): Spanish I
This course includes a review of material introduced in Spanish I and provides additional practice in speaking
and understanding the language. There is continued study of the Hispanic culture and civilization.

Course Name: Spanish III
Course Number: 60.0730000
Prerequisite(s): Spanish II
This is an advanced Spanish class which includes a review of material introduced in Spanish II. The
course emphasizes increased ability to speak and understand Spanish. Spanish literature is introduced as part of a
continuing study of Hispanic culture and civilization.

Course Name: Advanced Spanish III
Course Number: 60.0730050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced Spanish II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This course includes a review of material of Advanced Spanish II. It emphasizes the increased ability to speak
and understand Spanish. Spanish literature will be an integral part of the study of Hispanic culture and
civilization. Oral and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio. The course will include
materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Spanish course. Weighted class@

Course Name: IB Spanish I
Course Number: 60.0713070
Prerequisite(s): Advanced Spanish III, teacher recommendation
This course includes a review of material from Advanced Spanish III. The course emphasizes increased ability
to speak and understand Spanish. Spanish literature will be an integral part of the study of Hispanic culture and
civilization. Oral and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The
course will include materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Spanish II course.
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Course Name: Advanced Spanish IV
Course Number: 60.0740050
Prerequisite(s):Spanish III, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This Spanish course stresses increased proficiency in the four skills of speaking, comprehension, reading and
writing Spanish. The study of Hispanic culture and civilization continues. A major novel or play will be read. Oral
and written reports are a part of the course.
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Course Name: IB Spanish II
Course Number: 60.0716070
Prerequisite(s): IB Spanish I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course is a continuation of IB Spanish I. The study of culture and civilization will continue. Oral and
written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The course will include
materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Exam.
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Course Name: Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers I
Course Number: 60.0790000
Prerequisite(s): Native Speakers
The purpose for this class is to introduce outstanding examples of the great literature of the Spanish-speaking
world through diverse literary genres and to provide a more advanced presentation of grammatical, reading,
writing, and understanding elements to students who speak Spanish.

Course Name: Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers II
Course Number: 60.0791000
Prerequisite(s): Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers I; Native Speakers
This course is the continuation, at a higher level of Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers I. It provides a more
advanced presentation of elements of Hispanic literature, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.

Course Name: Latin I

Course Number: 61.0410000
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course deals with basic Latin grammar syntax, vocabulary, translations and English derivatives. Culture,
history, mythology and pronunciation are an integral part of this course. Translating is stressed.

Course Name: Advanced Latin I
Course Number: 61.0410050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This is an advanced introductory course which deals with Latin grammar, syntax, vocabulary, translations, and
English derivatives. Culture, history, mythology, and pronunciation are an integral part of this course. Translating
is stressed. Weighted class@

Course Name: Latin II
Course Number: 61.0420000
Prerequisite(s): Latin I
Latin II includes a general review of Latin I along with the introduction of new grammar and syntax.
Translating selections from Roman authors is an integral part of Latin II and studying Roman culture, history,
mythology, vocabulary and derivatives is continued.

Course Name: Advanced Latin II
Course Number: 61.0420050

Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation

This course is similar to Latin II, yet it moves at an advanced pace and consists of more advanced course work.
This course is in preparation for the students planning to take Latin III, IV, IB or AP.
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Course Name: AP Latin IV
Course Number: 61.0480060
Prerequisite(s): Latin I, II, & III, teacher recommendation
This class is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Latin exam given each May.
Students will study a variety of authors including Vergil, Caesar, Ovid, Catullus, etc. Weighted class@

Course Name: IB Latin I
Course Number: 61.0412070
Prerequisite(s): Advanced Latin II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This course includes a review of material from Advanced Latin II. The course emphasizes increased ability to
read and understand Latin. Latin literature will be an integral part of the study of the Roman culture and
civilization. Oral and written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The
course will include materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Latin II course.
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Course Name: IB Latin II
Course Number: 61.0413070

Prerequisite(s):IB Latin I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation

This course is a continuation of IB Latin I. The study of the culture and the civilization will continue. Oral and
written reports are part of this course. Students will keep a portfolio of their works. The course will include
materials obtained via the Internet and periodicals in preparation for the IB Exam. Weighted class@

Course Name: Advanced German I
Course Number: 61.0110050
Prerequisite(s): Grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This is an advanced introductory course for development of German. The course will allow the student to
obtain an insight into German culture as well as learning to speak and understand the basics of the German
language. Weighted class@

Course Name: German II
Course Number: 61.0120000
Prerequisite(s): German I
This course will continue the basics taught in German I and add detail and depth to the student's knowledge of
the language. Cultural differences will be stressed as will pronunciation, reading, writing and general
conversation.

Course Name: Advanced German II
Course Number: 61.0120050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced German I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This course will continue the basics taught in Advanced German I and add detail and depth to the student’s
knowledge of the language. Cultural differences will be stressed as will pronunciation, reading, writing, and
general conversation. Students will develop a portfolio of their collected work.
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Course Name: Advanced German III
Course Number: 61.0130050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced German II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This is an advanced German class which includes a review of material introduced in German II. The course
emphasizes speaking and understanding German. A major novel and/or play will be read. Oral and written
reports are a part of this course.
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Course Name: IB German I
Course Number: 61.0112070
Prerequisite(s): Advanced German II, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This advanced German course stresses speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of German. The study
of German history and culture continues. A major novel and/or play will be read. Oral and written reports are a
part of the course. This course will include current, relevant materials obtained via the Internet and the Goethe
Institute in preparation of the IB exam to be taken at the end of the fourth year of Advanced German. Students will
develop a portfolio of their works. Weighted class@

Course Name: Advanced German IV
Course Number: 61.0140050
Prerequisite(s): Advanced German III, grades, current placement, standardized test scores, teacher recommendation
This advanced German course stresses speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of German. The study of
German history and culture continues. A major novel and or play will be read. Oral and written reports are a part of the course.
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Course Name: IB German II

Course Number: 61.0113070

Prerequisite(s): Advanced German I, grades, current placement, standardized test scores

This Advanced German course continues to stress speaking, reading,
writing, and comprehension of German. This course is taught in German and students are expected to speak German in class. German history and culture continue to be focal points. Oral and written reports are required and will be included in the student’s portfolio. The course will include current, relevant materials obtained via the Internet, the Goethe Institute, “der Spiegel” and “Stern” in preparation for the IB Exam. Weighted class@

Career and Technical Education

Career Tech Pathways/Clusters 2019-2020

Courses required for Pathway Completion

See descriptions below

Business Management & Administration: Entrepreneurship

  • 07.4413000 Intro to Bus & Tech
  • 06.4150000 Legal Environment of Business
  • 06.4161000 Entrepreneurship
Information Technology: Game Design

  • 11.4150000 Intro to Digital Technology
  • 11.4710000 Comp SC Principles OR AP Comp SC
  • 11.4290000 Game Design: Animation & Simulation

Information Technology: Computer SC

  • 11.4150000 Intro to Digital Technology
  • 11.4710000 Comp SC Principles OR AP Comp SC
  • 11.4160000AP Computer SC

Early Childhood Education

  • 20.42810 Early Childhood Ed I
  • 20.42400 Early Childhood Ed II
  • 20.42500 Early Childhood Ed III

Army JROTC

  • 28.43100 ARMY JROTC I
  • 28.43200 ARMY JROTC II
  • 28.43300 ARMY JROTC III
  • 28.4400 ARMY JROTC IV

Audio and Video Technology & Film

  • 10.41810 Audio & Video Tech & Film I
  • 10.41910 Audio & Video Tech & Film II
  • 10.42010 Audio & Video Tech & Film III

Graphic Design

  • 48.46100 Intro to Graphic Design
  • 48.46200 Graphic Design Production
  • 48.42800 Advanced Graphic Design
Marketing: Marketing & Management

  • 08.4740000 Marketing Principles
  • 08.4410000 Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • 08.4200000 Marketing Management
Engineering: Drafting and Design

  • 48.54100 Intro to Drafting & Design
  • 48.5420000 Survey of Engineering Graphics
  • 48.5430000 3D Modeling and Analysis

Engineering & Technology

  • 21.4250000 Foundations of Engineering
  • 21.4710000 Engineering Concepts
  • 21.4720000 Engineering Applications
Law Enforcement/Forensic Science

  • 43.4500000 Intro to Law, Public Safety
  • 43.4510000 Criminal Justice Essentials
  • 43.4520000 Criminal Investigation & Forensics

Culinary Arts

  • 20.43100 Intro to Culinary Arts
  • 20.432010 Culinary I
  • 20.43310 Culinary II
Health Science: Therapeutic Services/Sports Medicine
  • 25.4210000 Introduction to Healthcare Science
  • 25.440000 Essentials of Healthcare
  • 25.446000 Sports Medicine

Business Management & Administration: Entrepreneurship
Course Name: Introduction to Business and Technology
Course Number: 07.4413000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course provides an overview of the business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Students will learn the essentials for working in a business, managing a business and owning a business. This is the first course in the Entrepreneurship Pathway.

Course Name: Legal Environment of Business
Course Number: 06.4150000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Technology
Interested in a career in the field of law or how the United States system of law works? This course that concentrates on an understanding of the role of law and ethics in our society is for you!

Course Name: Entrepreneurship
Course Number: 06.4161000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Business and Technology and Legal Environment of Business
Ready, set, action! Take this adventure and learn what it takes to start your own business. Each student will get to work in a student run business (DHS Balloon Shop) as part of their grade.
Marketing

Course Name: Marketing Principles
Course Number: 08.4740000
Prerequisite(s): none
Marketing Principles is the foundational course for all pathways in Marketing Education. Marketing Principles addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop skills in applying business and economic concepts to marketing, distribution and logistics, marketing information management, pricing mixes, promotional strategies, and personal selling.

Course Name: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Course Number: 08.4410000
Prerequisite(s): Marketing Principles
Advanced Marketing builds on the principles and concepts taught in Marketing Principles. Students assume a managerial perspective in applying economic principles in marketing.

Course Name: Marketing Management
Course Number: 08.4420000
Prerequisite(s): Marketing, Accounting, or Finance
Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting, operating and maintaining a business. Preparation of a business plan allows students to experience all areas of business and marketing and the legal economic environments for operation of a new business venture.


Culinary Arts

Course name: Introduction to Culinary Arts
Course number: 20.4310000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course will include technical skills and terminology of food service, basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, and operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment.

Course name: Culinary Arts I
Course number: 20.4321000
Prerequisite(s): Intro to Culinary Arts, teacher recommendation
This course involves knowledge and hands-on mastery of knife skills, moist and dry heat cooking methods, stocks, soups, breakfast foods, baked food products, and nutrition.

Course name: Culinary Arts II
Course number: 20.4331000
Prerequisite(s): 11th or 12th grade; Culinary Arts I, teacher recommendation
This course includes the study and preparation of regional, ethnic, and international cuisine. Preparation skills for meats, stocks and soups, vegetables and starches, hot and cold appetizers and baked products are experienced in this class.


Early Childhood Education

Course name: Early Childhood Education I
Course number: 20.4281000
Prerequisite(s): none
The study of human growth and development which includes newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers,
observation, guidance techniques, developmentally appropriate practice in a learning environment, introduction to children with special needs, career decisions, reading, and foundation skills.

Course name: Early Childhood Education II
Course number: 20.4240000
Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of Early Childhood I, Grades, current placement
The study of health, safety, and nutrition for young children which includes safety, health, nutrition, child abuse, communicable diseases, creating a quality environment, employment opportunities and professional issues, reading, and foundation skills.

Course name: Early Childhood Education III
Course number: 20.4250000
Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of Early Childhood I & II, Grades, current placement
The introduction of early childhood education includes historical perspective, professional work ethics, guidance and collaborative relationships, cultural diversity and special needs, routines and transition activities, program management and curriculum, learning environments, licensing and accreditation, career paths, professional portfolio guidelines, reading, and foundation skills.


STEM: Engineering & Technology

Course Name: Foundations to Engineering
Course Number: 21.4250000
Prerequisite(s): none
In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.

Course Name: Engineering Concepts
Course Number: 21.4710000
Prerequisite(s): Foundations to Engineering, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) focuses on creating all the necessary construction and building plans for a property site from residential houses to commercial buildings. Students will utilize one of the world’s most sophisticated computer software programs (individually or in teams) to design residential homes, commercial buildings or resorts.

Course Name: Engineering Applications (Robotics)
Course Number: 21.4720000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Engineering Design, grades, current placement, standardized test scores
This course helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems (VEX Robotics) and manufacturing processes helps students learn how engineers and

technicians use math, science, and technology to benefit people.


STEM: Engineering: Drafting & Design

Course Name: Introduction to Drafting and Design
Course Number: 48.4410000
Prerequisite(s): none
Introduction to Drafting and Design is the foundational course for the Architectural Drafting and Design pathway. Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, and multi-view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. The standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association.

Course Name: Survey of Engineering Graphics
Course Number: 48.5420000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Drafting and Design
Survey of Engineering Graphics is the second course in the Engineering Drafting and Design Career Pathway. The course is designed to build student skills and knowledge in the field of engineering graphics/technical drafting. The course focus includes employability skills, career opportunities, applied math, working drawings that include sectional, auxiliary, detail and pictorial views, and pattern developments. In addition, elements in applied mathematics are integrated throughout the course. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Drafting & Design.

Course Name: 3D Modeling and Analysis
Course Number: 48.5430000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Drafting and Design
Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling and Analysis is a one-credit course that completes the pathway in Engineering Drafting and Design. Reverse engineering strategies are recommended for third level working drawings. Computer-aided design (CAD) is recommended for use extensively with each standard in the course. Focus is on employability strategies, career studies, applied math, fasteners, working drawings, and assembly drawings. The final culmination is a presentation project that contains information mastered throughout the three courses. The prerequisite for this course is Survey of Engineering Drafting & Design.


Law Enforcement / Forensic Science

Course name: Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Course number: 43.4500000
Prerequisite: none
Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS) is the pre-requisite for all other courses within the Career Cluster. This course provides students with career-focused educational opportunities in various LPSCS fields. It examines the basic concepts of law related to citizens’ rights and the responsibilities, and students will receive instruction in critical skill areas including: communicating with diverse groups, conflict resolution, ethics, CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Training, or similar program), basic firefighting, report writing, terrorism, civil and criminal law. Career planning and employability skills will be emphasized.

Course name: Criminal Justice Essentials
Course number: 43.4510000
Prerequisite: Introduction to Law, Public Safety
Criminal Justice Essentials provides an overview of the criminal justice system. Starting with historical perspectives of the origin of the system, the course reviews the overall structure. Students will become immersed in criminal and constitutional law and will review basic law enforcement skills. The course ends with a mock trial to provide participants with a first-hand experience of the criminal justice system. The course will also provide in-depth competencies and components for the co-curricular SkillsUSA student organization that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies of the course. Participation in additional student organizations that align with Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security pathways (i.e. mock trial) is encouraged to enhance standards addressed in the curriculum. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security.

Course name: Criminal Investigation and Forensics
Course number: 43.4520000
Prerequisite: Introduction to Law or Teacher Approval
Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations is a course designed to contextualize scientific principles within the career studies of students interested in criminal justice. The course will utilize scientific equipment; therefore, instructors should have access to a science lab if their Career and Technical Education lab is not equipped. Students will study the forensic application of principles of chemistry, biology, physics and other disciplines. Students will utilize chromatography, electrophoresis, microscopic observation, and other scientific techniques in their studies. Students will also learn some investigative techniques and crime scene investigation skills through the lens of the scientific method. The prerequisites for this course are Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security and Criminal Justice Essentials.


Graphic Design

Course Name: Introduction to Graphic Design
Course Number: 48.4610000
Prerequisite(s): none
Students will build design skills with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design software, wireless drawing pads,
scanning, and digital photography to create a variety of finished products including T shirts, mugs, bags, and posters.

Course Name: Graphic Design Production
Course Number: 48.4620000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Graphic Design
Students will expand their design skills with magazines, packaging, corporate identity, T shirts, and more. Screen printing, digital photography, wide format printing and basic flash animation will be offered.

Course Name: Advanced Graphic Design
Course Number: 48.4280000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic Design Production
Students will expand their design skills; participate in Skills USA Professional Development Program. Build portfolios and continue Flash Animation skills.

ARMY JROTC

Course Name: Leadership Education and Training I (LET I)
Course Number: 28.4310000
Prerequisite: none
Introduction to Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The student (called a cadet) will learn the fundamentals of military drill, inspections, and customs and traditions of the military. Improving personal image and appearance are essential elements of this course. You will be issued a military uniform at no cost, and will be required to wear the uniform once each week. Physical fitness training and team building activities are weekly outdoor events. You may earn military rank, ribbons and awards as you progress within the Army JROTC program.

Course Name: Leadership Education and Training II (LET II)
Course Number: 28.4320000
Prerequisite: LET I
Intermediate Leadership, Character Development, and Life Skills, Geography and Government. During the second year of Army JROTC, you will continue to develop team building. You will serve in leadership positions as a team leader, squad leader or platoon sergeant. Public speaking and communication skills are emphasized along with perfection of military skills.

Course Name: Leadership Education and Training III (LET III)
Course Number: 28.4330000
Prerequisite: LET II
Advanced Leadership, Principles of Management, Advanced Life Skills, Orienteering and History. In the third year of Army JROTC, you will serve in leadership positions as a senior sergeant and junior officer. Management of larger units and resources is emphasized. You will plan and organize battalion activities.

Course Name: Leadership Education and Training IV (LET IV)
Course Number: 28.4340000
Prerequisite: LET III
Leadership Seminar, Emotional Intelligence, History, Life Skills Seminar, Earth Science, Citizenship and History. Army JROTC cadets will plan, organize, and supervise all aspects of the Catamount Army JROTC Battalion. You will serve in positions as senior officers.


Audio and Video Technology and Film

Course Name: Audio and Video Technology & Film I
Course Number: 10.4181000
Prerequisite(s): none
Students will develop skills in the production of video by learning terminology and concepts through projects using digital video equipment and editing software.

Course Name: Audio and Video Technology & Film II
Course Number: 10.4191000
Prerequisite(s): Audio and Video Technology & Film I
Students will produce quality productions using the video studio and will focus on the details of lighting and audio. Students will use advanced software to learn motion graphics, special effects, and complex video editing.

Course Name: Audio and Video Technology & Film III
Course Number: 10.4201000
Prerequisite(s): Audio and Video Technology & Film I & II
Students will work with a development team to design their own video productions. An emphasis will be placed on script writing, editing using advanced software, and producing real-world projects.

Course Name: Digital Media Design (Yearbook)
Course Number: 48.4680000
Prerequisite(s): Teacher approval and application process
Design, market, and produce, and distribute the DHS yearbook.


Information Technology: Computer Science OR Game Design
The rapidly changing digital world of the Information Technology Career Cluster engages
students in hands-on learning to prepare for careers that create, use, modify, and engage
technology skills. Graphics, multimedia animation, web design, game and application
development, networking, and computer repair are all possibilities.

Course Name: Introduction to Digital Technology
Course Number: 11.4150000
Prerequisite(s): It is strongly recommended that students be successful in their previous year Math class as this course uses mathematical concepts.
Introduction to Digital Technology is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software programming, web design, IT support, and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. The knowledge and skills taught in this course build upon each other to form a comprehensive introduction to a digital world.

Course Name: Computer Science Principles
Course Number: 11.4710000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Digital Technology
How can computing change the world? What is computer science? Engage your creativity, demonstrate and build your problem solving ability all while connecting the relevance of computer science to the society! Computer Science Principles is an intellectually rich and engaging course that is focused on building a solid understanding and foundation in computer science. The focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.

Course Name: AP Computer Science
Course Number: 11.4160000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Digital Technology, Computer Science Principles
AP Computer is equivalent to a college level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP computer Science course curriculum is compatible with many CSI courses in colleges and universities. Weighted class@

Course Name: Game Design: Animation and Simulation
Course Number: 11.4290000
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Digital Technology, Computer Science Principles
Students completing is course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles used at every stage of the game creation process. First, game genres and modes of play are explored in terms of the psychology of incentives, motivation to play, and social networking. Next, virtual characters and non-player characters are reviewed from concept drawing to 2D and 3D art, rigging, and animation. Next, level design, storytelling, and animation are added to develop a virtual world around the characters. These same techniques are at work in training simulator systems, virtual shopping experiences, augmented reality, and a number of other important career options. Schools offering this program can provide a foundation of traditional drawing, illustration, and art courses to make way for the 2D and 3D animation, storytelling, character development, audio, and game technology.


Work-based Learning
Course Name: Work-based Learning (Work Periods)
Course Number:
Prerequisite(s): 11th or 12th grader; Interview
This program is open to juniors and seniors who have a focused career interest. Students attend school for required classes and the remainder of the day is spent at the work-based learning site. Work-based learning site requirements vary with the number of release periods. In order to enroll in work-based learning the student must complete the application process, and have an interview with the work-based learning coordinator.

FINE ARTS

Fine Arts Courses

Choral Music
Course Name: Advanced Chorus
Course Number: 54.0231000
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This is an advanced course designed for the study and performance of advanced, three-part vocal music written for men and women to sing together. Music studied and performed will cover various styles and may include pop, rock, jazz, classical and country. Students will also learn professional performance techniques to enhance the way in which they present themselves.

Course Name: Catamount Singers
Course Number: 54.0234000
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This is an advanced course designed for the study and performance of advanced, four-part vocal music written for men and women to sing together. Music studied and performed will cover various styles and may include pop, rock, jazz, classical and country. Students will also learn professional performance techniques to enhance the way in which they present themselves

Course Name: Beginning Music Theory and Composition
Course Number: 53.02100
Prerequisite(s): none
Introduces the fundamentals of organized sound, emphasizing rules of Western music composition and offering opportunities to create original works. Students will develop the ability to describe, understand, and recognize aspects of tonal music, and skills in sight-singing, dictation/aural, written aspects, composition, and

analytical areas. Students will be exposed to a variety of exercises designed to develop these skills including listening, performance, writing, creating, and analyzing music. While the main emphasis is placed on music of the Common Practice Period (1600-1750), music of other stylistic periods may also be studied. Explores use of technology for composition.


Band Music

Course Name: Concert Band
Course Number: 53.0371000
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This course is open to students who desire to participate in a performing concert ensemble. The performance ensemble concentrates on study and refinement of the band literature specified as grades 3 and 4 by the Georgia Music Educators Association Handbook. Marching band is an extra-curricular activity. Students participating in marching band must be in symphonic band, concert band, or percussion class. Exception – color guard is not required to take a band class.

Course Name: Symphonic Band
Course Number: 53.0761000
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This course is open to students who can demonstrate a strong level of proficiency in the basic fundamentals of tone production, technique, and music reading. This is a performance ensemble class which concentrates on study and refinement of the band literature specified as grades 4, 5 and 6 by the Georgia Music Educators Association Handbook. Marching band is an extra-curricular activity. Students participating in marching band must be in symphonic band, concert band, or percussion class. Exception – color guard is not required to take a band class.

Course Name: Percussion
Course Number: 53.0384000
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This course is designed to teach students about the total percussion concept, performance outside, performance during movement, and help students develop a better understanding of an increasingly complex area of performance. Percussion sections have increased in size and instrumentation and have become so specialized that more detailed instruction is required. Marching band is an extra-curricular activity. Students participating in marching band must be in symphonic band, concert band, or percussion class. Exception – color guard is not required to take a band class.

Course Name: IB Music
Course Number: 53.0290070
Prerequisite(s): Placement audition
This is a program of highly advanced musical study intended to fulfill the requirements leading to an IB diploma. It is primarily designed as a two-year course for IB students, but can be taken by others upon approval. Course content consists of an intense examination of music history and literature, theory, individual instrument performance, group performance, and composition. Due to the smaller numbers of individuals involved in this
course (and in order to facilitate the group performance component of the program), students enrolled in this class will actually attend the larger ensemble classes, while completing the majority of their IB coursework in guided independent study. Weighted class@


Drama
Course Name: Drama I
Course Number: 52.0210000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course explores the fundamentals of Acting and Theatre Arts, including Pantomime, Basic Script Analysis, Set Design, Costume Design, Makeup, and Theatre History from the Ancient Greeks to the Modern Era.

Course Name: Drama II
Course Number: 52.0220000
Prerequisite: Drama I
This course explores the Acting methodology of Constantine Stanislavski, Scene Study, and the Theatre as a Profession.

Course Name: Drama III
Course Number: 52.0230000
Prerequisite: Drama I & II
This course explores the Methodologies of Theatre Practitioners such as Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Stella Adler, and Sanford Meissner, as well as the fundamentals of playwriting and directing.

Course Name: Technical Theater I
Course Number: 52.0410000
Prerequisite(s): none

This introductory course explores the definition, design, and use of technical elements associated with theatre sets, props, costumes, makeup, lights, and sound. Students will learn how to design and build sets for various theatre productions including, but not limited to the DHS one-act competition play in the fall, the DHS winter play and the DHS Spring Musical. In addition to building sets, students will analyze various set design components from video sources. This class relies heavily on class participation and working in groups. Students will be expected to use power tools in the class at times after learning proper operation and safety.



Visual Arts

Course Name: Drawing I
Course Number: 50.0311000
Prerequisite(s): none (1st art class)
The student will create artwork through drawing, painting, printmaking and crafts. The student will work
with graphite, charcoal, inks, colored pencil, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, handmade paper, copper relief, textiles and batik painting with dye and wax. The student will develop basic skills and an understanding of the elements and principles of art. This course is the prerequisite for higher-level Drawing and Painting courses, IB Art and Advanced Placement Art.

Course Name: Drawing II
Course Number: 50.0312000
Prerequisite(s): Drawing I (2nd art class)
The student will work from still life, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and creativity-based subjects. The student will work with graphite, charcoal, inks, colored pencil, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, handmade paper, copper relief, textiles and batik painting with dye and wax. The student will build on the skills developed in Drawing I.

Course Name: Drawing and Painting I
Course Number: 50.0313000
Prerequisite(s): Drawing I & II (3rd art class)
The student will work from still life, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and creativity-based subjects. The student will work with graphite, charcoal, inks, colored pencil, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, handmade paper,
copper relief, textiles and batik painting with dye and wax. The student will build on the skills developed in Drawing I and II and work towards developing artwork from personal interests.

Course Name: Drawing and Painting II
Course Number: 50.0314000
Prerequisite(s): Drawing I & II and Drawing and Painting I (4th art class)
The student will work from still life, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and creativity-based subjects. The student will work with graphite, charcoal, inks, colored pencil, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, handmade paper, copper relief, textiles and batik painting with dye and wax. The student will build on the skills developed in Drawing I, II, and Drawing and Painting I and work towards developing a portfolio or artwork from personal interests.

Course Name: IB Art
Course Number: 50.0813070
Prerequisite(s): Portfolio Review, Interview, and any of the following: Drawing I, Drawing &
Painting I, or Ceramics & Pottery I
IB Art is open to IB diploma candidates and is an option of Group Six (Arts and Electives). It can also be taken as a stand-alone course for those not pursuing an IB diploma. The program is 2 years. It begins as a junior and culminates at the end of the senior year. The studio portion of this course will enable students to discover and develop ideas through independent and personal exploration of various media. The student will explore the creative process, build skills, and communicate ideas through art. The research portion of this course will focus on topics to enable the student to understand art in a cultural, historical, and social context. Students are required to keep a process portfolio, complete a comparative study, and curate their own exhibition. Weighted class@

Course Name: Ceramics and Pottery I
Course Number: 50.0411000
Prerequisite(s): none
Students will explore the basic sculptural techniques: carving, modeling, and construction. Students will use materials such as clay, plaster, paper mache, textiles, and found objects to make both expressive pieces of art work and functional pieces. There will also be a sculptor research component in this course.

Course Name: Ceramics and Pottery II
Course Number: 50.0412000
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics and Sculpture I
Students will continue to explore methods of sculpture introduced in Ceramics and Pottery I. Students will also explore more advanced sculptural techniques. There will also be a sculptor research component in this course.

Course Name: Ceramics and Pottery III
Course Number: 50.0611000
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics and Sculpture I & II
Students will begin to work in series to more fully develop artistic ideas. Approximately half of the course will be involved with ceramic techniques; hand building, potters’ wheel, and clay modeling. There will also be a sculptor research component in this course.

Course Name: IB Art (3D Concentration)
Course Number: 50.0814070
Prerequisite(s): Portfolio Review, Ceramics & Sculpture I, Interview
IB Art is open to IB diploma candidates and is an option of group six (arts and electives). The studio portion of this course will enable students to discover and develop ideas through independent and personal exploration of various media: clay, wood, mixed media, etc. The student will explore the creative process, build skills and communicate ideas through art. The research portion of this course will focus on topics to enable the student to understand art in a cultural, historical, and social context. The students will record their artistic exploration in a journal which will contain both visual sketches and verbal notes gathered during the stages of studio work and personal research. Weighted class@

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health, Physical Education and Driver Training Courses

Course Name: Fitness
Course Number: 36.0510000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is a state-required one semester class designed to provide instruction in methods to attain a healthy
level of physical fitness. Instruction covers how to develop a lifetime fitness program based on a personal fitness assessment, and stresses strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition and cardiovascular
endurance. The course includes fitness principles, nutrition, fad diets, weight control, stress management, adherence strategies and consumer information; promotes self-awareness and responsibility for fitness.

Course Name: Health and Safety
Course Number: 17.0110000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course is a state-required one semester class that explores the mental, physical and social aspects of life and how each contributes to total health and well-being; emphasizes safety, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse
prevention, disease prevention, environmental health, family life education, health careers, consumer health and community health. Drug and alcohol information required for Georgia driver's licensing is included. A brief unit of study in sex education is included in the state mandated curriculum. Parents may request a set of alternative assignments for their student by contacting the Assistant Principal/Curriculum Director.

Course Name: Team Sports

Course Number: 36.0210000
Prerequisite(s): none
This course introduces fundamental skills, strategies and rules associated with team sports such as
basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, speed ball, pickle ball, kickball, and flag football, tennis, badminton. This is an elective course and can be taken for only one semester. It is highly recommended that health and fitness be taken before taking this course.

Course Name: Physical Conditioning
Course Number: 36.0520000
Prerequisite(s): none
Elective credit enhances flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance and body composition. This course includes fitness concepts for the development of healthy, lifetime habits while emphasizing self-management and adherence strategies.

Course Name: Weight Training
Course Number: 36.0540000
Prerequisite(s): Fitness and health recommended
This is an elective course which introduces weight training with an emphasis on proper lifting techniques and weight room safety. The course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of weight training and fitness concepts to develop healthy lifetime habits. The course allows students to work on an individualized level and progress at a safe pace. Included are muscular strength exercises, flexibility exercises, muscular endurance exercises, body shaping exercises for specific muscles, power training exercises and cardiovascular conditioning exercises. Advanced students will increase strength and cardiovascular fitness through an individualized training program with emphasis on self-management and adherence strategies.

Course Name: Driver Education
Course Number: 17.0140000
Prerequisite(s): Learner's Permit by 1st day of class; other licensed drivers will be considered
(oldest to youngest) based on available space.
Driver Training offers non-drivers and beginning drivers fifteen years of age or older a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, simulated driving experiences and 6 hours behind the wheel. The course stresses defensive driving skills, driving maneuvers, traffic laws and vehicle control. Driver Training helps the student develop knowledge and refine perceptual critical thinking skills for safe driving.


English Language Development

EL
Course Name: EL English Development
Course Number: 55.0250040
Prerequisite(s): Meets EL program guidelines
This course is designed for students who are developing English skills. The student’s Language Assessment Score determines placement in this course. This class earns elective credit.