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OCS English I 9210BX0J
The OCS English I course focuses on narration of personal experiences, responding reflectively to a variety of expressive text, demonstrated ability to read/listen/view increasingly complex print and non-print expressive text, reading/written/spoken comprehension, recognizing different literary genres, and evaluating communication. Students must take the corresponding English I EOC at the completion of this Course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS English II 9211BX0Z
Analyze and employ effective communication strategies in both daily living and employment settings. Standard rules of language will be used to give and request information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS English III 9212BX0Z
The OCS English III course focuses on communication, language and meaning, critical thinking, and research. Students will: understand literary and information texts, use appropriate communication skills, create written products, apply reading and comprehension strategies, carry out problem-solving processes, apply knowledge of cause and effect, summarize the importance of forming a viewpoint, and critique informational products.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS English IV 9213BX0Z
The OCS English IV course focuses on communication, language and meaning, critical thinking, and research. Students will: apply information from literary and informational test, evaluate communication between various audiences, construct written products, apply reading comprehension strategies to informational texts, produce plans to solve problems, attribute the impact of cause and effect on real life problems, generate a viewpoint based on given information, and create informational products.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Introduction to Mathematics 92200A
This course prepares students for OCS Algebra I. The following topics are included: algebraic expressions, integers, rational numbers, solving equations and inequalities, proportions, exponents, and relations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Financial Management 9222BX0Z
OCS Financial management includes an understanding of: personal financial planning, methods for personal financial management and independent living, state and federal income taxes, wages and compensation, use of credit, different types of insurance in terms of their ability to meet personal needs, and the application of math skills to consumer spending.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Applied Science 9231BX0Z
This course engages student in inquiry-based instruction to develop conceptual understanding of the science content that is vital for success in the 21st century. The concepts covered in this course are: force and motion, energy and its conservation, electricity and magnetism, properties of matter, uses and dangers of common chemicals, human impact on the environment, and the human body.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Biology 9232BX0Z
This course engages students in inquiry-based instruction which is a critical way of developing conceptual understanding of the science content that is vital for success in the twenty-first century. The biology curriculum is designed to continue student investigations and deepen student understanding of the biological sciences. The following concepts are studied in-depth: the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, the interdependence of organisms, matter, energy and organization in living systems, and the adaptive responses of organisms. Students enrolled in OCS Biology are required to take the corresponding Biology EOC at the completion of this OCS Course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Preparation I 9240BX0Z
This course introduces students to the fundamental attitudes, behaviors, and habits needed to obtain and maintain employment in their career choice and to make career advancements. Students will participate in school-based learning activities including work ethic development, job-seeking skills, decision-making skills, and self-management.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Preparation II (2 credits) 9241BX0Z
Students will develop skills generic to all career majors. Course content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a foundation for future career application.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Preparation III (2 credits) 9242BX0Z
Students continue to develop and apply the skills learned in Occupational Preparation I and II. Work-based learning activities are provided including community-based training, job shadowing, job sampling, internships, situational assessment, cooperative education, and apprenticeships.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
OCS Preparation IV (2 credits) 9243BX0Z
Students will have an opportunity to synthesize all the skills acquired in previous courses and apply them to their personal career choice. Students solve work-related problems experienced in competitive employment, practice self-advocacy skills and master the theoretical and practical aspects of their career choice.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12