A good education will give you the freedom to choose your own path in life!



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INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this booklet is to help you select your senior high courses. Please study the material thoroughly and acquaint yourself with the requirements for graduation, the description of the courses offered, and any pre-requisites for those courses. How well prepared you are after four years of high school will depend on you. We have well-trained teachers and a well-equipped school; but these alone are not sufficient. Your primary responsibility to yourself and to society is to attend school and do the best that you possibly can. A GOOD EDUCATION WILL GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH IN LIFE!


Graduation is an important goal for any student. Besides meeting the requirements of graduation, however, you should choose subjects that have a purpose and direction for you. Choose subjects that will enable you to do what you want to do. To some of you, high school will be that last opportunity to receive a formal education. To others of you, your high school education will serve as a basis for future educational opportunities. To all of you, make the best of what Tracy Area High School has to offer you.
This booklet contains descriptions of Tracy Area Senior High School course offerings. The principal, counselor, and faculty have prepared it with the following purpose in mind:

1. To give students information to aid them in choosing electives.

2. To help parents become familiar with senior high school subjects.

3. To acquaint parents with the subjects their son/daughter is taking.


No person shall on the basis of sex or race be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Assistance.
The above statement means that Tracy Area High School cannot deny its students access to courses because of the student’s sex or race. Students are urged to select courses on the basis of their interest, values and abilities.
This booklet does not intend to answer all questions about each course. Your teachers and counselor are willing to answer further questions to help you with your decisions.

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION

Reminder for Tracy School Families:


Minnesota Law requires that all students attending school must have a record on file in the school health office showing proof of vaccination against certain diseases, or file a written exemption with the local school before the first day of school in September. Students who transfer to a new district must present this health information when registering. Students who do not meet the immunization requirements are not allowed to stay enrolled in school.
For more information about needed vaccinations, or claiming an exemption, visit the Tracy Area Public Schools website at www.tracy.k12.mn.us or contact Shannon Wolske, School Nurse at 629-5500 (High School) or 629-5518 (Elementary School).

INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION

Each year students register for the courses of study they wish to take in grades 9-12. Students should plan for all high school years now. If there are any changes in plans, we can discuss them next year at registration time and revise your previous registration accordingly to fit your ability, interest, and future plans.


Each of you must take certain subjects, which are required of all students. The required subjects must be completed with a passing grade in order for you to graduate from high school. The required subjects are 9th Grade English, History, Math, Physical Science, P. E. and Health I; 10th grade English, History, Math and Biology; 11th grade English, Geography, Math and Chemistry; and in 12th grade English and Social Studies (and Math or Science if requirement is not yet met).
Each year in senior high school you are asked to choose other subjects that are called “Electives”. Some subjects have a pre-requisite, which means that the subject cannot be taken unless definite requirements have been satisfied. For example, you will not be able to take Algebra II unless you have had Intermediate Algebra , a pre-requisite.
A credit is earned in a subject in grades 9-12 if you obtain a passing grade in that subject. One Credit courses are those requiring five class periods per week for the entire school year. Semester courses meeting five times a week are worth 1/2 credit. Each student must register for seven classes or subjects per year or per semester.
Students should remember that their cumulative high school GPA begins in ninth grade. In order to have a good Grade Point Average as a senior, you need to have a good GPA in 9th grade to build on. Students in grades 9-12 may receive an Academic Letter or star if they earn a GPA of 3.67 or above for 4 consecutive quarters. See the student handbook for additional details.
Some classes might require a certain expenditure of your own money. (EX: Shop, FACS, Art)

If a student desires to take a subject and does not feel he/she can afford the cost involved, he/she should contact the Principal, Counselor, or Instructor in charge, and perhaps some arrangements can be made.


Mid-term Reports: Your marks are not only affected by the work you do in class, but also by attitude, conduct, and attendance. Mid-term grades will be available online for parents to view on their JMC Online Parent Access account. Semester grades will also be available online at the end of each grading period. Report cards will be handed out to students at the end of each semester . Not all students are able to do A, B, or even C work. We expect our students to work to their ability. Few students will fail if this is done. Wise use of time, willingness to work, and seeking teacher help when in difficulty will do much to make your school work more enjoyable and profitable.
Plan carefully. On the basis of what you sign up to take next year, the Tracy Area High School program of courses is developed. It is very important that elective subjects for next year be selected carefully as teachers are assigned accordingly. There is no assurance that students “get” the courses they want if courses are changed in the fall. You make your reservation for certain subjects at registration time. Space in classes which you might want in the fall may not be available. So...to be sure of getting the subjects needed, make wise decisions now!!!! You should also select alternative courses to take if the electives you choose do not fit your schedule. We will make every effort to make your choices work but please realize that you may not get all courses for which you register.

Kathy Vondracek, Principal

Sonja Gasca, Guidance Counselor

SCHEDULE CHANGES
The Master Schedule is designed to give students as wide a choice of offerings as possible. Each student has the opportunity to select electives. IT IS EXPECTED THAT WHEN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM IS SIGNED AND TURNED IN, YOU WILL TAKE THE SUBJECTS YOU HAVE SELECTED FOR THE NEXT YEAR. Spend sufficient time on your selection now, thus avoiding unnecessary changes later. Reasons a change will be considered are:


  1. Teacher request

  2. Correct errors

  3. Injury or illness (example – PE)

  4. Parent request (after teacher/parent conference)

  5. Balancing classes

  6. Adjustment problems

  7. Improper course placement in terms of the student’s abilities

To facilitate these changes the following procedure must be followed:




  1. Student sees Guidance Office regarding change.

  2. Students have the first two weeks of the school year and the first two weeks of second semester to change their schedule. After that date, students may not be allowed to switch their schedules out of quarter/semester classes. Exceptions may be made for students enrolling into TAHS at a date other than the beginning of the year.

  3. Classes may be dropped without penalty during the first ten (10) school days of each semester providing the student maintains his/her minimum course load.

If there are unusual circumstances, the principal may be consulted.


COLLEGE PREPARATORY STUDENTS
Admission requirements to college vary. Therefore, it is important that you plan early on possible careers or career clusters and become familiar with various college admission requirements. Whether you have possible careers in mind or not, it is advisable that you select and sequence courses from the advanced tracks in various academic disciplines.
Typical courses recommended for college include: English-4 years, with emphasis on writing, speaking, grammar, listening, and reading, Social Studies-3 years, Science-3 years, Math-3 years (the University of MN now requires 4 years), Foreign Language-2 to 3 years of the same language, Arts-2 years including music, creative writing, drama art, and Computer Applications-1/2 year.
Acceptance into the college of your choice will most likely be based on the following criteria: (1) good academic record in a solid college prep program; (2) recommendations indicating support for academic and personal growth; (3) admissions test(s); (4) commitment to or involvement in some school, extracurricular, or community activity; (5) personal qualifications like energy, initiative, motivation, leadership, or creativity and (6) attendance.
College bound students should take the ACT (American College Test) as part of the junior testing program. The ACT test will be offered on site at TAHS. The Guidance Office will assist students in registration. The ACT test is preferred by most Minnesota Colleges and by most mid-western colleges, but it may be necessary to take the SAT if one plans to attend an Eastern College. Check in the college catalogs or online for specific individual admission requirements. Most Technical Colleges have no specific admission test requirements.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  1. FCCLA (FAMILY, CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA) will include both boys and girls in junior and senior high who have or will be taking a Family and Consumer Science course. Chapter meetings are held 2 times a month during senior high lunch.

  2. FFA is a national organization of high school students enrolled in Agricultural Education classes. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through involvement in the many different FFA activities.

  3. TETON STAFF is responsible for preparing the school annual for publication.

  4. SPEECH PROGRAM encourages junior and senior high school students to take part in speech activities at Tracy Area High School. Too few realize the fun and benefits of participating in speech programs. Students interested in this area can take part in speech contests throughout the season.

  5. STUDENT COUNCIL is composed of elected class officers of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The purpose of this organization is to develop attitudes of practice in good citizenship; promote harmonious relations throughout the student body; improve school morale; provide services as needed to the school; provide a forum for student expression; provide orderly direction of school activities, charter groups, and other organizations and promote the general welfare of the school.

  6. PEER HELPERS. This group’s primary goal is to make our high school a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn. They sponsor several lyceums, speakers, programs and activities designed to help students deal with various issues such as stress, drugs, alcohol, sex, peer pressure, tobacco use, discrimination, safe driving, eating disorders, etc. Students are selected by their peers in 9th grade and are trained before they begin grade 10. Non-peer selection is also a possibility arranged through the advisor.

  7. BIG BUDDIES. The goal of the Big Buddy program is to engage elementary students in a variety of fun activities with a senior high student. We feel the Big Buddy/Little Buddy program has and will continue to help students increase their development of social skills and self-esteem while encouraging a positive attitude and constructive relationships with peers. The Big Buddies go over to the elementary school once a month where they eat lunch with their Little Buddy and they spend recess with them as well.

  8. KNOWLEDGE BOWL features teams of 4 students who compete against neighboring schools in weekly contests featuring questions on a wide range of topics. It is open to students in grades 7-12.

  9. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) members are chosen based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service. Activities and projects selected by this organization fulfill a need within the school or community.

  10. THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM: TAHS offers two school plays during the school year. There is a Fall Play and a One Act Play. Any students, grade 7-12, may audition. The One Act Play goes to competition, usually at the end of January. We try to cast as many students as are interested, but are a little limited by the roles each script requires. There is always need for more students to work backstage: costumes, make-up, set design or construction, props. We would also like to always have a stage manager to be the director’s “right hand”. To get involved, watch for announcements of the auditions to try out for a part as well as sign up to work backstage.

  11. ENGINEERING CLUB: As part of the Engineering Club, participants will work on a variety of engineering activities in order to gain an understanding of how to use a set of materials to accomplish a given task. Participants may be required to attend and assist at various engineering competitions.

  12. SCIENCE CLUB: As a member of this club you will further explore Science. We will conduct experiments and raise money to be able to take our end of the year fieldtrip. Science Club is open to all students in grades 10-12. Everyone with an interest in Science is invited. You are required to attend all meetings and participate in all fundraisers. You will need to accumulate points in order to attend our field trips.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

(REQUIRING CLASS TIME DURING THE SCHOOL DAY)

The following activities are scheduled into the regular school day. Thus, a student desiring to participate in the activities listed below should plan an hour during the course of the day.

1. CHOIR Choir is comprised of a group of boys and girls in senior high. See Choir 9-12,

page 17.


2. BAND Band rehearsal for senior high is held five days a week. Rehearsal attendance,

treated as any academic class, will be required of all members. Student

placement in sections is determined by auditions with the band director.

Private lessons and sectional rehearsals are scheduled in addition to the class

hour to emphasize solo and ensemble work. See Band 9-12, page 17.
CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE
Credits begin to accumulate in Grade 9.

Students graduating in 2010 and beyond need a total of at least 27 credits to graduate.

Students graduating in 2016 need .5 credit P.E. and .5 credit Health.
GRADE 9 GRADE 10

English 9 1 credit English 10 or 1 credit

U.S. History 9 1 credit English Credit Options (Lit & Film,

Intermediate Algebra 1 credit Mythology, The Epic, Poetry)

Physical Science 9 1 credit World History I & II or 1 credit

Physical Education 9 .5 credit AP European History

Health 9 .5 credit Geometry 1 credit

Must take 2 credits of the following electives: Biology 1 credit

Band 1 credit Must also take 3 credits of electives that are

Choir 1 credit offered for sophomores. See registration

*Following can possibly be mixed/matched handbook. (1 study hall allowed)

Ag 9/Math Tech 9 .5 cr each semester

FACS 9/Art 9 .5 cr each semester

(1 study hall allowed)


GRADE 11 GRADE 12

English 11 or .5 Credit English 12 (.5 cr) and/or 1 credit total

English Credit Options CN Eng. 151:Acad. Writing

(Am Lit, Lit & Film, Mythology, The Epic, Poetry) CN Lit. 120 or

Public Speaking or .5 credit English Credit Options (.5 cr. Ea.)

CN Speech (Am Lit., Lit & Film, Mythology, The

U.S. Geography & 1 Credit Epic, Poetry)

World Geography or American Government & 1 credit

AP Human Geography Economics or

Algebra II or Upper Math 1 credit CN Political Sci 120

Or Algebra II Concepts Math (if desired or if requirements are not met )

Chemistry 1 credit Science (if desired or requirements are not met)

Must also take 3 credits of electives for total Must also take 5 credits of electives for total

Of 7 credits (1 study hall allowed) of 7 credits (1 study hall allowed)



Tracy Area High School Graduation Requirements

English 4 credits (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)

Social Science 4 credits (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)

Math 3 credits (Inter. Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)

Science 3 credits (Physical Science 9, Biology, Chemistry)

Phys Ed/Health 9 1 credit (.5 credit each)



Fine Arts 1 credit (Music, Art, Theatre)

SubTotal 16 credits



Plus 11 credits electives

Equals 27 total credits needed for graduation


Things to keep in mind:

  1. Check to be sure that a class is offered for a particular grade. Some can’t be taken until you are a junior. See the registration handbook.

  2. Some classes are only offered every other year. College Now Biology will be offered during the 17-18, 19-20, 21-22 school years. Human Anatomy and Physiology will be offered during the 16-17, 18-19, and 20-21 school years. Some Business classes are on a rotation as well. Accounting: 17-18, 19-20,21-22; Accounting II/III: Independent Study with teacher permission; Advertising: 18-19, 20-21; AP Computer Science: 16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Business Law: 16-17, 19-20; Computers for College: 17-18, 19-20, 21-22; Intro to Business: 17-18, 20-21; IT Exploration: 16-17, 17-18, 19-20, 21-22; Personal Money Mgmt: 18-19, 21-22. Human Relations: 17-18, 19-20, 21-22, Interior Design/Sewing: 16-17, 18-19, 20-21.

  3. Some electives you may repeat and some you may not. All repeats will be with teacher approval. May NOT repeat FACS, Art, Communications, Theatre, Piano, Horticulture, Auto Basics, Ag Moodle classes(require permission to take 1st time) , Intro to Ag (9th grade). Can possibly repeat, at the teachers discretion: Guitar, Journalism, Cabinetmaking, Metals.

  4. English teachers will decide, according to test scores, who is eligible to take the English Options courses and who must take English 10 (based on 9th grade NWEA scores), 11 (based on 10th grade MCA’s), 12(based on 10th grade MCA’s).

  5. In order to take College Now or AP classes a senior must have at least a 3.0 cum GPA and be in the top half of the class. A junior must have at least a 3.0 cum GPA and be in the top third of the class.

  6. Geometry Concepts and Algebra II Concepts can be taken by Math Department permission only.

  7. If students are wondering which College Now Math class would be appropriate, see Mrs. Larsen, Mrs. Gasca, or call your college choice admissions office and ask which would be more beneficial for your major.

  8. If you are seriously interested in a senior Spanish III trip you must take Spanish I as a sophomore.

TAPS Junior High Course Requirements: (highlighted classes are required)

GRADE 7 GRADE 8

English 7 Full Year English 8 Full Year

U.S. Studies 7 Full Year Global Studies 8 Full Year

Math 7 Full Year Algebra I Full Year

Life Science 7 Full Year Earth Science 8 Full Year

PE/Health 7 FY(EOD) Computer 8 Full Year

Quad #1 PE/Health 8 FY (EOD)

Accel Read Quarter Quad Classes

ALEK Math Quarter Accel. Reader Quarter

Computer 7 Semester ALEK Math Quarter

Quad #2 Ag Explor 8 Quarter

Art 7 Quarter Ag Tech 8 Quarter

Music 7 Quarter Band/Choir 7/8 FY (EOD)

FACS 7 Quarter Options by Permission or Assignment:

Ag Shop 7 Quarter ESL (English as 2nd Language)

Band/Choir 7/8 FY (EOD) Special Education

Options by Permission or assignment: Reading Counts

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Special Education

Reading Counts

*Junior High Students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of seven classes each semester.

*Grade 7 students in Band & Choir may opt out of Quad #2 classes if they want to have a study hall.

*Classes must be passed in order to proceed to the next grade level.


REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES

OFFERED AT TRACY AREA SCHOOL
ENGLISH
ENGLISH 9

REQUIRED FULL YEAR

GRADE 9 1 CREDIT

COURSE #1

English 9 is a course that works to build students’ skills in the areas of grammar, writing, reading, literature, spelling and vocabulary. The skills learned in this class will build on student’s current knowledge of the English language and will push students to become more diverse writers who use a variety of sentence, paragraph and essay structure. Pieces of literature covered are Anthem, Of Mice and Men, and Romeo and Juliet. Students write several five-paragraph essays, learn proper sentence structure, use the Image Grammar program to develop descriptive writing skills, and continue Accelerated Reader.

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REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTIONS
CRITERIA

In order for 10th grade students to participate in the English Credit Options program, they must exceed on 9th grade NWEA winter and spring Reading and Language Arts tests.

Juniors must pass the 10th grade MCA Reading test (score of 1050 or better) to qualify. Those that do will be allowed to take an English Credit Option class 1st semester and then a choice of Public Speaking or College Now Speech for 2nd semester. If they do not pass the Reading test, they must take English 11 first semester and Public Speaking 2nd semester.

Seniors may all choose an English Credit Option class for semester 1. Those that have still not passed the 10th grade MCA Reading test will be required to take English 12 second semester. The rest will be required to take another Credit Option class.

ENGLISH 10


REQUIRED FULL YEAR

GRADE 10 1 CREDIT

COURSE #2

English 10 is a course that works to build students’ skills in the areas of reading, literature, grammar, writing, speaking, spelling, and vocabulary. The skills learned in this class will build on students’ current knowledge of the English language and will push students to a deeper understanding of the genres of literature. Students will read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, short stories, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antigone, poetry and nonfiction. Students will be introduced to MLA documentation in research papers, and the class will prepare students for the MCA II reading test.


ENGLISH 11

REQUIRED FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT PASS THE MCA TEST IN 10TH GRADE SEMESTER 1

GRADE 11 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #3

English 11 will be a survey course covering all areas of English: reading, literature, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. The class will build on current English skills and will push students to improve their skills in all areas.
ENGLISH 12

REQUIRED: BY TEACHER PERMISSION SEMESTER 2

GRADE 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #5

English 12 will focus on preparing students to read and write in the real world. Students will prepare resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and job applications. Students will participate in mock interviews and research careers. The course will also cover some literature and technical writing.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

REQUIRED SEMESTER 2

GRADE 11 .5 CREDIT

ALL JUNIORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ONE SEMESTER OF SPEECH COURSE #4

(PUBLIC SPEAKING OR COLLEGE NOW SPEECH)

Students are introduced to public speaking as an important component of their academic, work and social lives. They study public speaking occasions and develop skills as fair and critical listeners of spoken information and persuasion. Students study types of speeches (informative, persuasive, dramatic, and special occasion), read and listen to models of speeches, and prepare and present their own speeches to diverse audiences. Students learn to choose speaking topics and adapt them for specific audiences, to research and support their ideas, and to benefit from listener feedback. They study how to incorporate well-designed visual and multimedia aids in presentations and how to maintain a credible presence in the digital world. Students also learn about the ethics of public speaking and about techniques for managing communication anxiety.


AMERICAN LITERATURE

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 1

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #9

Students will encounter a variety of texts and authors considered central to the notions of the history, national identity, art and culture of the United States.
LITERATURE & FILM

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 1

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #10

In teaching both literary and filmmaking techniques, this course will use a variety of carefully chosen film as a medium for understanding the relationship between film and literature. Students will study the language of film and will focus on artistic techniques, such as the use of lighting, camera angles, music and sound, and editing, in order to better evaluate a film’s success. Students will submit film reviews based on some of the techniques and devices studied and interpreted. All Language Arts academic standards will be met in this course with a heavy emphasis on persuasive writing.

POETRY

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 1

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #11

Students will write and read widely, discovering and exploring various aspects of poetic craft, including imagery, metaphor, line, stanza, music, rhythm, diction and tone. Students will also examine a number of poetic traditions, including the sonnet, the villanelle, the haiku, free verse, the ballad, etc. Students will share their poetry through poetry slams and publication.

CREATIVE WRITING

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 1

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #12

Students create original essays, poems, and short stories in this course. They read professionally written forms of creative writing as models and then integrate their impressions of these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects. Students are encouraged to write about topics they find engaging as they practice writing on the following themes: narration, definition, process analysis, cause and effect, and comparison/contrast.

THE EPIC

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 2

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #13

An epic is a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation. The class will cover Beowulf, The Odyssey, and Gilgamesh and will end with a term paper discussing the elements of the epic as exemplified by the works read in class.
MYTHOLOGY

REQUIRED ENGLISH CREDIT OPTION SEMESTER 1 OR 2

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #14

This course will examine mythology on a global scale. It will begin with classical mythology of Greece and Rome and then branch out to examine the myths of Native Americans, Norse, Egyptians, Babylonians, Celts, Africans, Persians, Aztecs and more.

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COMMUNICATIONS

ELECTIVE: DOES NOT FULFILL ENGLISH REQUIREMENT SEMESTER 1

GRADES 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #22

Communications will introduce you how to be a confident speaker; we will spend a majority of the time engaged in exciting communication activities. Get ready to be interviewed for your dream job; don’t be afraid to give a rap speech, and plan to be engaged, daily in fun and exciting group building activities that will increase your self confidence and social skills. This is a hands-on class using projects rather than a textbook approach that will assist you in increasing your knowledge about and skills in employing verbal and nonverbal communication messages in a variety of settings (i.e., intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and public contexts).

JOURNALISM

ELECTIVE: DOES NOT FULFILL ENGLISH REQUIREMENT FULL YEAR

GRADES 10, 11,12 1 CREDIT

COURSE #21

Journalism will focus on the study of newspaper format, article writing techniques and format of publication. Students will complete a photography project, teenage issue research project and chapters within the textbook. Class will publish a monthly edition of a newspaper.



THEATRE ARTS


ELECTIVE: DOES NOT FULFILL ENGLISH REQUIREMENT SEMESTER 2

GRADE 10, 11, 12 .5 CREDIT

COURSE #23

Students will learn about theatre and its relationship to the fine arts. They will study the origins and types of theatrical productions. Other possibilities of study include acting, directing, costuming or playwriting.



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ENGLISH 7

REQUIRED FULL YEAR

GRADE 7 COURSE #7

Writing, spelling, and vocabulary are stressed throughout the year. Approximately half the course is spent on grammar and usage while the other half is spent on literature, including short stories, novels, dramas and poetry. Textbooks and auxiliary materials are used. Grading is based on testing and teacher evaluation.


ACCELERATED READING 7 (QUAD)

REQUIRED QUARTER

GRADE 7 COURSE #47

Course will include a variety of activities that center around the student and his/her individual reading level. Students will read various forms of literature and work at their own pace to complete assessment activities that evaluate the students’ comprehension of the reading. Class time will be divided with discussion, lecture, group work and reading time. Critical thinking skills will increase and a higher understanding and appreciation of literature will occur.



ENGLISH 8

REQUIRED FULL YEAR

GRADE 8 COURSE #8

Writing, spelling, and vocabulary are stressed throughout the year. Approximately half the course is spent on grammar and usage while the other half is spent on literature, including short stories, novels, dramas, and poetry. Textbooks and auxiliary materials are used. Grading is based on testing and teacher evaluation.


ACCELERATED READING 8 (QUAD)

REQUIRED QUARTER

GRADE 8 COURSE #48

This course will include a variety of activities that center around the student and his/her individual reading level. Students will read various forms of literature and work at their own pace to complete assessment activities that evaluate the students’ comprehension of the reading. Class time will be divided with discussion, lecture, group work and reading time. Critical thinking skills will increase, and a higher understanding and appreciation of literature will occur.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE



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