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HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0840 - Health - .5 credit
Semester - Grade 10, 11, 12
This course includes information regarding valuing health, lifestyle choices and diseases, body systems and related medical conditions, mental health and self-esteem, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, nutrition, healthy relationships and sexuality, CPR and first aid.

0845 – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology - .5 credit
Semester – Grade 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health
This course will benefit students interested in numerous medical careers, sports medicine (athletic trainer), therapy, nursing, health, physical education, or art.  The course includes an overview of the eleven body systems, terminology, body tissues, integumentary system (skin), skeletal system, heart and circulation, and muscular system.  Labs include making a skeleton, dissection, teeth casting, and forensic anthropology.

0851 - Physical Education 9 - .5 credit
Semester - Grade 9
The primary aim of Physical Education 9 is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood, regardless of physical ability.  Activities included in the course are designed to promote physical fitness, to develop motor skills, to instill knowledge and understanding of rules, concepts, and strategies, and to teach students to work as part of a team, or as individuals, in a wide variety of fitness and cooperative activities.

Physical Education Electives - .5 credit each
Semester - Grade 10, 11, *12
Note:  Sophomore and Juniors are required to select one of the following courses.  Students may not register for more than one PE elective per year, or take the same course twice. * Twelfth grade students may take an additional PE class for elective credit.

0863 - Strength Training

Strength Training is a combination of weight training and cardiovascular fitness activities. This course will focus mainly on the following topics: health and skill- related components of fitness, weight training, cardiovascular fitness, body composition, and principles of fitness. The benefits of exercise and its affect on the systems of the body will be introduced. The primary objectives of this course are to improve the health-related components of fitness and to introduce the student to the concepts of fitness program design and application. This semester long course meets every day in the weight room.


0864 - Advanced Physical Education

The focus and emphasis of Advanced Physical Education will be placed on game and practice strategies, advanced skills, competitive game-play, and maximum team interaction. Students will be held to a higher standard of the fitness components, and expected to strive for the highest level of achievement. Activities will include non-typical team and individual sports that require complex skills. Units will include softball, throwing and dodging, lacrosse, tchoukball, volleyball, team handball, and floor hockey.


0865 - Team Sports

Team Sports will incorporate the health and skill related components of fitness into team activities. The focus would be on developing and practicing skills, learning game strategies and working on teamwork. The objectives of this course would focus on team communication and cooperation, as well as the physical and social benefits of participating in the sports. Activities will include flag football, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, broomball, speedball, and basketball.


0866 - Personal Fitness (Course will NOT be offered during 2016-2017 school year)

Personal fitness will focus on individual workout plans. Activities will focus on stress reduction, flexibility, balance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Emphasis will be placed on participating in enjoyable activities that can be practiced throughout a lifetime. The class will explore multiple methods of strength training and working out in a non-weight room setting using equipment such as medicine balls, body bars, exercise balls and resistance bands. Activities will include yoga, power yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and Taebo.


0867 - Lifetime Activities (Course will NOT be offered during 2016-2017 school year)

Lifetime activities will focus on students learning activities that can be enjoyed throughout a lifetime. These activities are considered lifetime because they are more recreational in nature and can be enjoyed at many ages and skill levels. The activities require minimal equipment and can be enjoyed in small groups or individually. The focus of this course will be on the benefits of lifelong wellness and physical activity, how to choose activities you prefer, and social interaction through physical activity. The class will also look at how your body reacts to different types of moderate and vigorous physical activity as you grow and age. Units will include golf, Frisbee golf, action sports, yard games, archery, bowling, 4-square, and shuffleboard.




0868 - Racquet Sports

Racquet sports will focus on racquet and net games that are played in a singles or double format. The emphasis will be on developing skill progression in tennis, badminton, pickleball, modified racquetball, speedminton, eclipse volleyball, and table tennis. Subject matter will include skill analysis of performance, game play, rules, and strategies while working individually or with a partner.


0869 - Aerobics/Dance

The aerobics/dance course will provide the students with the opportunity to learn basic aerobics routines and movements. This course will also expose the students to basic movement and rhythm principles through dances, such as country line dances, dancing throughout the ages, ballroom dances, international dances, zumba, and square dances. The focus of this course will be to provide movement and exercise through less competitive activities and will stress flexibility, balance, group copperation and muscular endurance.



FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Family and Consumer Science (FACS) courses are designed to strengthen the individual and family.  Skills taught which encompass these goals are: consumer skills for both food and household goods, employability skills, nutrition, and cooking skills, self-esteem, decision making and communication skills, child development theory and guidance, and fashion for the individual and home.  State and National Standards are the center of our curriculum and in many instances are only covered in Family And Consumer Sciences.


Tools for Healthy Living - .5 credit


0501 - Semester - Grade 9,10, 11, 12

How do I make life’s major decisions?  What are effective methods of communication?  How do I select and prepare nutritious foods?  How do I manage my resources including managing money?  What consumer skills can help me achieve the most value for my dollar?  Take “Tools for Healthy Living”, and learn answers to these life-impacting questions.  This course will fulfill a major portion of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Family and Consumer Sciences standards.  (A $10 lab fee will be collected during the first two weeks of the course to help cover project costs).




0502 – Culinary Arts - .5 credit

Semester – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

The emphasis of this course is consumer competence and food preparation skills involved with the application of a wide variety of foods. Units studied include; fruits and vegetables, poultry, quick breads including cookies, grains and pasta, dairy products, egg cookery, meal management and food and appliance shopping skills. Nutrition is each food unit is embedded within the unit. Students will combine classroom instruction with a wide variety of food laboratory experiences. An introductory unit emphasizing safety in use of equipment and safe handling of food and application of basic lab skills will set the groundwork for all food laboratories. There are no prerequisites for this course, but “Tools for Healthy Living” is highly recommended-in which case a 70% minimum average must have been achieved. (A $15. Lab fee will collected during the first two weeks of the course to help defray lab food costs)




0503 – Enhanced Culinary Arts I - 1 credit


Year - Grade 10, 11, 12

Units studied are the same as those listed in the Culinary Arts Semester course but also incorporated are; an appliance project with a food demonstration, a cheese unit studying how cheese is made, a soup unit and extensive baking including a cake decorating project. An expanded nutrition unit is included in this course entailing many examples of healthy recipes. As in 0502 there are no prerequisites for this course but “Tools for healthy Living” is highly recommended.

(A $20 lab fee will be collected during the first two weeks of the course to help cover project costs).


0504 - Culinary Arts II - 1 credit


Year - Grade 11, 12

Prerequisite: 70% average in Culinary Arts or Enhanced Culinary Arts I

This course expands the basic food preparation skills and techniques learned in Culinary Arts or Enhanced Culinary Arts 1 to a more advanced level through a blend of classroom instruction, teacher demonstrations and laboratory experiences.  Emphasis will be on fine-tuning cooking skills and food presentation.  Units studied the first half of the year include: career preparation skills, pastries, seafood, meats, yeast breads, gingerbread crafts and American regional cuisine.  During the second half of the year, students will study and prepare international cuisine.  This course is designed for students with a serious interest in food-related careers, or anyone truly interested in the art of food preparation.  (A $20 lab fee will be collected during the first two weeks of the course to help cover project costs).
Child Development - .5 credit

0515 - Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

This course provides an in-depth study of the child from the prenatal period through six years of age.  Special emphasis is placed on the following: pregnancy, genetics and birth defects, infant care, behavior and guidance of the toddler and preschooler and child safety and nutrition.

The class is highly recommended for students who are pursuing a career in early childhood education, elementary education, day care, or in related fields.  The course is also very valuable if the student plans to someday become a parent.


0508 - Teaching of the Preschool Child - .5 credit


Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: B- average in Child Development

This course is designed to help students better understand the preschool child.  Class sessions will be used for theory and instruction, preparing instructional material, discussion of individual child observations and evaluation.  This class is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education, elementary education, day care or related fields dealing with children.

Contemporary Fashions I - .5 credit

0511 - Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Students interested in fashion will be given the opportunity to explore past fashions and their effect on one's present clothing selections.  Designed for beginners, the class will introduce sewing skills and techniques that will enable students to complete projects suitable to meet personal needs and tastes.  Contemporary Fashions I is recommended for any student interested in developing personal sewing skills or pursuing a career in textiles fashion design or interior design.  All fabric used by the student will be purchased by the student.




0516 - Choices - .5 credit


Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

With a practical approach to adjusting and living in the 21st century, this course focuses on studying contemporary lifestyles and skills needed to strengthen self and families.  Discussion groups, lectures, films, videos, guest speakers and current journal articles will aid the student to arrive at solutions to problems which will prepare them for adulthood and beyond.  Topics covered include identity and self-esteem, problem-solving techniques, communication skills, interpersonal relationships, dating, marriage, human sexuality, family planning, parenting, family dynamics, divorce, violence in the home, substance abuse and aging.  A special project on financial management will be included.




0517 - Housing and Interior Design - .5 credit


Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Students are introduced to the current trends in housing and home decorating through classroom activities and actual on-site observations.  Included in the course will be the study of housing choices: renting and buying, housing styles, buying and financing a home, as well as furniture arrangement, drawing house plans, color and design principles.  This is an excellent course for students interested in careers involving Real Estate, Building and Construction, Architecture and Interior Design.



LANGUAGE ARTS

English 9

All levels of English 9 emphasize the three modes of writing (informative, argumentative, and narrative). English 9 instructors help students improve writing by reading and analyzing author’s craft in both fiction and nonfiction literary works.  All levels of English 9 are aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards and the Keystone Composition Exam anchors.


0011 - Honors English 9 - 1 credit (Weighted course)

This course will consistently challenge students to perform at rigorous academic levels and to expand their knowledge and skills to the next level -- a level beyond the traditional curriculum. Honors English 9 will demand both high quantity and quality of effective writing for a range of audiences and purposes. Extensive out of class reading is required; therefore, students interested in this course should have a genuine love of reading. Through the coursework, students will be expected to meet and exceed state standards for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Summer reading and an accompanying project is required.  Students considered for Honors English 9 should have scored at the advanced level on the ELA PSSA exam and demonstrated a solid work ethic as determined by teacher recommendation.


0012 - College Prep English 9 - 1 credit

This course is designed for students who intend to continue their education beyond high school. This course will aid students in improving their writing by focusing on organizing the three modes of writing--argumentative, informative, and narrative--and on understanding how grammatical instruction can improve both the conventions and style of writing. This course includes literature-based units that enhance thinking skills through intentional interaction between reader and text.  Additionally, the course includes vocabulary development as it relates to literature and writing.




0013 - English 9 - 1 credit

This course focuses on organizing the three modes of writing--argumentative, informative, and narrative and on understanding how grammatical instruction can improve both the conventions and style of writing. This course includes literature-based units that enhance thinking skills through intentional interaction between reader and text.  Additionally, the course includes vocabulary development as it relates to literature and writing.




English 10

All levels of tenth-grade English will emphasize the study of literature through short stories, essays, novels, poems, and plays. Oral presentations and research work are also included in the curriculum.  Writing and vocabulary instruction continue to build upon the skills built in English 9.  All levels of tenth-grade English are aligned with and satisfy Pennsylvania's Core State Standards. This course culminates in the Keystone Exam in Literature.




0021 - Honors English 10 - 1 credit (Weighted course)

Prerequisite: B+ average or better in Honors English 9 or an A- in College Prep English 9. Both need recommendation of ninth grade English teacher.

The purpose of Honors English 10 is to prepare college-bound sophomores for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for college work. Students electing this course should expect a rigorous course of study. For this reason, time management is essential. The course will emphasize literature response and analysis, and students will frequently work independently. Students are required to demonstrate a love of reading independently. Students will write extensively with specific concentration on multi-paragraph papers; some tests will be in essay form.
This course will also provide opportunities for oral presentations and creative endeavors. Students will study vocabulary in the context of their reading. Overall, honors students should be self-motivated and take pleasure in intellectual activity. Summer reading will be required.
0022 - College Prep English 10 - 1 credit

The purpose of College Prep English 10 is to prepare college-bound sophomores for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for undergraduate work. This course is a rigorous class that covers a wide range of literature and writing. Students should show a sustained interest in literature. They will be required to read and write independently as well as complete involved research work. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will study vocabulary in the context of their reading. Organization, motivation, and time management are essential to be successful in this class.




0023 - English 10 - 1 credit

The purpose of English 10 is to prepare sophomores for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including, but not limited to, 2-year or 4-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will be required to read independently, complete research work, and engage in vocabulary study.




English 11
All levels of eleventh-grade English will emphasize the study of American literature through short stories, essays, novels, poems, and plays. Oral presentations and research work are also parts of the curriculum.  Instruction in multi-paragraph writing continues, as well as regular vocabulary study.  All levels of eleventh grade English are aligned with and satisfy Pennsylvania’s Core State Standards.

0030 - Honors English 11 - 1 credit (Weighted course)

Prerequisite: B+ average or better in Honors English 10 or A- in College Prep 10; recommendation of tenth-grade English teacher; successful completion of the Keystone Literature exam.

The purpose of the Honors English 11 course is to prepare college-bound juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for college work. Students electing this course should expect a rigorous course of study. The course will build a sound academic base of knowledge and concepts in literature and language. The course will emphasize American literature, and students will frequently work independently. Students will write extensively with specific concentration on multi-paragraph papers; many tests will be in essay form. This course will also provide opportunities for oral presentations and creative endeavors. Students will study vocabulary and in preparation for the SAT. Overall, honors students should be self-motivated and take pleasure in challenging intellectual activity. Summer reading is required.
0031 - College Prep English 11 - 1 credit
Prerequisite: successful completion of the Keystone Literature exam.

The purpose of College Prep English 11 is to prepare college-bound juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for undergraduate work. An interest in sustained reading is a requirement. Students will be required to complete multi-paragraph essays, and vocabulary study will focus on preparing students for the SAT.


0032 - English 11 - 1 credit

Prerequisite: successful completion of the Keystone Literature exam.

The purpose of English 11 is to prepare juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including, but not limited to, undergraduate work, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military. Students will be required to complete research work and engage in vocabulary study.
0033 - Keystone English 11 - 1 credit

The primary goal of this course is to use the American Literature curriculum to reinforce skills in preparation for retaking and scoring proficient on the Keystone Exam in Literature. Additionally, Keystone English 11 will prepare juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including, but not limited to, undergraduate work, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military. Students will be required to complete research work and engage in vocabulary study.

 

English 12

The objective of twelfth-grade English is to advance students’ critical thinking and communication skills through the integration of literature, writing and language study. The primary emphasis will be on the study of British literature and analytic writing. In addition to completing a research paper, students will make oral presentation and study vocabulary. By the end of the course, students should have the language arts skills they need to continue their education or pursue endeavors. All levels are aligned with and satisfy Pennsylvania’s Core State Standards.



0040 - AP English 12 - 1 credit (Weighted Course)

Prerequisite: A- or better in Honors English 11 or A in College Prep English 11 along with recommendation of eleventh grade English teacher and a willingness to read and write extensively and independently. A rigorous course of thinking, reading, and writing, AP English 12 will develop a student's understanding and appreciation of language and literature. Students will critically analyze and discuss challenging works from Western culture, particularly British literature. Students must bring to this class a working knowledge of American literature from their junior year for the purpose of extension and comparison.  Vital to success in the course is students' ability to read a text closely, analyze the text, and interpret it with a global perspective.  Students will also write extensively on a variety of literary themes and will periodically assess their own development. The curriculum also includes outside readings and a fully documented research paper on a literary topic. After taking Honors English 11 and AP English 12, students should be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Test in Literature and Language and are encouraged to do so. A student interested in this course should be a highly-motivated, active reader and a skilled, analytical writer.




0041 - Honors English 12 - 1 credit (Weighted course)
Prerequisite: B+ average or better in Honors English 11 or A- or better in College Prep English 11 and recommendation of eleventh grade English teacher.
The purpose of the Honors English 12 course is to prepare college-bound seniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for college work. Students electing this course should expect a rigorous course of study of a wide range and a greater depth. The course will build a sound academic base of knowledge and concepts in literature and language. The course will emphasize British literature, and students will frequently work independently. Students will write extensively with specific concentration on multi-paragraph papers; many tests will include an essay component. This course will also provide opportunities for oral presentations and creative endeavors. Overall, honors students should be self-motivated and take pleasure in challenging intellectual activity. Summer reading required.

0042 - College Prep English 12 - 1 credit

The purpose of College Prep English 12 is to prepare college-bound seniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for undergraduate work. The course will emphasize British literature, and students will frequently work independently. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will be required to complete involved literary research work, and vocabulary study will focus on preparing students for college-level writing.


0043 - English 12 - 1 credit

The purpose of English 12 is to prepare seniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including but not limited to undergraduate work, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military.  Emphasis will be given to British literature and effective written communication skills.  Students will be required to complete a research assignment and will continue regular vocabulary study.




0051 - Speech I - .5 credit



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