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Freshman Orchestra - Semester 1 (Troy High) 16083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Freshman Orchestra - Semester 2 (Troy High) 26083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp…”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Human Geography - AP - Semester 1 12503
The AP Human Geography course will prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam which may entitle the student to college waivers/credit. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped understanding, use, and alteration of the earth’s surface. Students employ special concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-10
Human Geography - AP - Semester 2 22503
The AP Human Geography course will prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam which may entitle the student to college waivers/credit. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped understanding, use, and alteration of the earth’s surface. Students employ special concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-10
Introduction to Computer Aided Design / CAD 07022
This class introduces drafting fundamentals which make up a language that is used in manufacturing and construction for communicating ideas and instruction in the design field. Autodesk products such as Auto-Cad, Inventor, Revit, and 3D Max will be taught. Emphasis is placed with a handson experience which will give students the skills needed to understand how a computer and CAD design software is used in the design process. Students will gain understanding of basic drafting skills and computer aided skills needed to communicate in the manufacturing, architectural, and design fields. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
Accounting 1 05002
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This is an exploratory accounting course providing students with the basic knowledge of the accounting cycle from business transactions to financial statements. The basic principles will be introduced using a service business owned by a sole proprietor. Students will put this knowledge to practical use by completing realistic simulations. Some computerized accounting may be introduced. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Achievement Skills 33331
IEP required
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Advanced Swimming and Lifetime Sports & Fitness 08062
This class is for students who know the basic swimming strokes and are good swimmers. Swimming endurance, diving, and water sports will be included. Students will also participate in lifetime activities and sports which may include walking, jogging, table tennis, and volleyball. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Advertising Art 06382
This course presents the use of and information about the many elements of art and graphic design, idea development, and layout combined with current marketing and advertising psychology. Students create their own advertisements utilizing these components. A field trip to a major ad agency is arranged. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
American Sign Language - Semester 1 100403
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
American Sign Language - Semester 2 200403
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Animation 2 07172
In this class, students will be reacquainted with skills learned in Introduction to Animation. This course examines 3DsMax: a powerful three-dimensional program used in design for engineering, architectural, and entertainment. Content area in this class includes: standard lighting techniques, cameras and rendering, spline-based modeling, polygon modeling basics, hierarchies and controllers and constraints. Students will complete a final project in game design.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Architectural Drawing 2 07082
This course is a continuation of Architectural Drawing 1 with emphasis on a complete set of house plans. Students will draw a complete set of working drawings including plot plans, foundation plans, floor plans, details, sections, and electrical plans. This course will use Auto-Desk Rivet software. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Automotive Technology 1 (Troy High) - Semester 1 17003
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
The course will cover basic automobile fundamentals. Units on engine and its support systems, drive train, and suspension will be studied. Most information will be presented in demonstration and lecture form with visual aids employed. The students will apply what is learned through hands-on exercises. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Automotive Technology 1 (Troy High) - Semester 2 27003
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
The course will cover basic automobile fundamentals. Units on engine and its support systems, drive train, and suspension will be studied. Most information will be presented in demonstration and lecture form with visual aids employed. The students will apply what is learned through hands-on exercises. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Beginning & Intermediate Swimming and Lifetime Sports & Fitness 08052
The students will work at their own level to learn the basic strokes, floating, and diving. Students will also participate in lifetime activities and sports which may include walking, jogging, table tennis, and volleyball. Retake
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Beginning Tennis - Lifetime Sports & Fitness 08012
This course will include the basic skills and rules of tennis. Lifetime sports will be taught during the time the class is indoors. The student will take part in various tournaments. Retake
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Beginning Tumbling & Gymnastics / Fitness 08042
This course will give the student an opportunity to work on floor exercise, balance beam, even and uneven bars, vault and tumbling. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Business and Personal Law 1 05052
Students will study types of laws and legal systems, ethics in law, Constitutional law, the court system, and criminal law. The students will have the opportunity to meet the various law enforcement officials from the community thus developing a genuine respect for them. Also, the students may have the opportunity to visit a local court and jail. Another popular activity will be the in-class mock trial. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Business and Personal Law 2 05062
Students will study torts, negligence, strict liability, offer and acceptance, genuine agreement, fraud, consideration, minors and contracts, and marriage and divorce. The students will have the opportunity to meet various law enforcement officials from the community. Also, the students may have the opportunity to visit a local court and jail. Another popular activity will be the in-class mock trial. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Business and Personal Law 3 05292
Students will study employment law, consumer protection laws, corporate law, environmental law, and international law. The students will have the opportunity to meet various law enforcement officers from the community. Also, the students may have the opportunity to visit a local court and jail. Another popular activity will be the in-class mock trial. Note: Upon completion of Law 1, 2, and 3, the student will be eligible to take the CLEP exam for college credit. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Business Management and Technology 05242
This course will begin with a unit presentation of the keyboard with emphasis on skill development in speed and accuracy. The course will continue exposing students to hands-on business applications using Microsoft Office 2007. It will cover applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and learning the Internet for business purposes. The students will integrate all three applications to create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in a “mock” business setting. Resumes, cover letters, interview skills, presentation skills, career search skills, and various introductory business topics will all be discussed in this semester long course. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
CAD/Engineering Drawing 1 07032
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This is an introductory drafting course in mechanical drawing for all grades. Primary emphasis is placed on mastering multi-view drawings using orthographic techniques of projection. Pictorial drawings will also be covered with isometric and oblique techniques. Descriptive geometry will be studied. Students will be applying their drafting skills both on the computer using Auto-Desk products and the drafting board. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
CAD/Engineering Drawing 2 07042
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course is a continuation of Engineering Drawing 1 primarily using Auto-Desk software. New areas of drafting theory including dimensioning and tolerance, auxiliary views, sectional views, fasteners, threads, and gears will be studied. Students will have the opportunity to design CO2 cars using Auto-Disk inventor. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Campus Band - Semester 1 16023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Campus Band - Semester 2 26023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Ceramics 1 06272
The aim of this course is to teach the following methods of working with clay: pinch, coil, slab and sculpture. All work will be done by hand; no plaster molds will be used. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chinese 1 - Semester 1 10853
The student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Chinese culture while studying the people and customs of China. If there is sufficient enrollment, this class will be offered at both high schools.
COURSE NOTE: C or better in English recommended
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chinese 1 - Semester 2 20853
The student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Chinese culture while studying the people and customs of China. If there is sufficient enrollment, this class will be offered at both high schools.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chinese 2 - Semester 1 10873
In Chinese 2, the student will continue to learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be reintroduced to the Chinese culture while studying the people and customs of China.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chinese 2 - Semester 2 20873
In Chinese 2, the student will continue to learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be reintroduced to the Chinese culture while studying the people and customs of China.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chorus / Choir Accompanist 06132
This is an opportunity for a student proficient in piano to accompany chorus or choir rehearsals and performances. It is a great way to build piano ability. Accompanists need not be a chorus or choir member or have previous choral experience. Time will be given for individual practice during class. ***Audition and consent of instructor required. 7 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Computer Explorations (Troy High) 03112
This course explores the use of computers in everyday applications such as word processing, database, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and desktop publishing. Students will integrate these applications to prepare presentations, resumes, reports, and to solve problems. Students who have difficulty with mathematics may elect this course. Keyboarding is beneficial but not required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Computer Graphics 1 06422
This course teaches students how to use the computer as a medium in fine art. The software program, Photoshop, is taught along with art history and art theory. Students are challenged to apply Photoshop skills learned to create interesting works of art based on specific themes. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Computer Science 1 03142
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math graduation requirement. No prior programming experience is necessary. Computer Science 1 is a one semester course that is an introduction to computer programming using a structured language for the college bound student. Computer Science 1 is the standard course for students who wish to study programming techniques. The student may elect to continue the sequence with Computer Science - AP. ***The student should have at least one credit in any algebra course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 1 16013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 2 26013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Choir - Semester 1 16103
Concert Choir is more advanced than Mixed Chorus and is, therefore, open to students who exhibit strong skills in sight reading and vocal accuracy. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Previous choral experience required or audition and consent of instructor. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Previous choral experience or audition and consent of instructor required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Choir - Semester 2 26103
Concert Choir is more advanced than Mixed Chorus and is, therefore, open to students who exhibit strong skills in sight reading and vocal accuracy. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Previous choral experience required or audition and consent of instructor. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Previous choral experience or audition and consent of instructor required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Drawing 1 06232
This course is an introduction to basic drawing principles and techniques using primarily black and white media. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Exercise and Life-long Fitness 06162
This course is an introduction to yoga, Pilates, step aerobics, hi-low aerobics, and cardio kickboxing. It will include creative movement, exercise, and dance all geared toward life-long fitness. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Fall Team Sports & Fitness (Female) 07982
This course will give the student the opportunity to participate in sports such as soccer, speedball, volleyball, basketball, aerobics, and physical fitness. Games and tournaments will take place during the semester. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Fashion Design 1 (Troy High) 07332
Students will have an opportunity to apply the principles of line and design to create an original garment. Students will use the computer to aid in the fashion design process. This design will be based on the principles of color, design, texture, and fabric performance. The student will learn to draft a pattern for their design, then construct the garment. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Fashion Design 2 (Troy High) 07342
Fashion Design 2 will allow the student to design and sew more difficult garments. They will learn more advanced techniques. They will be required to use the serger and the embroidery machine. An original design will be created using computer software. This class will be entirely lab experience. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Financial Management 05122
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
Students will study financial planning, goals, how the market works, investment choices, tracking stocks, bonds, mutual funds, investment fraud, credit, insurance, income taxes, and banking activities. The students will participate in a ten-week statewide stock market game. In addition, this class will utilize financial publications and may have guest speakers from the financial world. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Financial Math and Analysis 1 05152
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course requires students to solve mathematical problems in personal and workplace situations. There will be a basic math skills review at the beginning of the semester. The business and personal math topics that will be studied include: payroll records, calculating gross income, employee taxes and insurance deductions to calculated net income, record keeping for budgets, checking and savings accounts, loans, cash purchases, charge accounts and credit cards, purchasing and leasing vehicles, and housing costs. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Financial Math and Analysis 2 05162
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This semester course requires students to solve mathematical problems in personal and workplace situations. This course will be a continuation of Financial Math and Analysis 1. The business and personal math topics that will be studied include health and life insurance; investments; personnel with employee benefits, worker compensation, and unemployment insurance; production and manufacturing with quality control; purchasing with trade discounts and chain discounts; sales with markup and net profit; marketing, warehousing and distribution; services such as building rentals, equipment rentals, and professional services; accounting and accounting records; and corporate planning. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Foods and Culture (Troy High) 07292
This class covers many areas of food preparation. All parts of the meal, safety, cleanliness in the kitchen, food selection, label analysis, nutrition, and table setting will be studied. A variety of foods will be prepared while learning food preparation skills. Foods from other cultures will be studied and prepared. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
French 1 - Semester 1 10603
In French 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the French culture while studying the people and customs of French-speaking countries.
COURSE NOTE: C or better in English recommended
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
French 1 - Semester 2 20603
In French 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the French culture while studying the people and customs of French-speaking countries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
French 2 - Semester 1 10613
In French 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in French 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of French-speaking countries and their cultures.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
French 2 - Semester 2 20613
In French 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in French 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of French-speaking countries and their cultures.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Fundamentals of Art 06202
This is an introductory art course designed to develop basic skills in drawing, color, and three-dimensional design. Included is the use and care of art materials and tools and the introduction and understanding of art terminology. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Game Design 1 (Athens) 7122
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Game Design 2 (Athens) 07102
The Video Game Design program is an appropriate starting point for students who seek a professional career as a game developer. It is also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this field as a recreational endeavor. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of game design and development.
COURSE NOTE: Retakes allowed.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
German 1 - Semester 1 10653
In German 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the German culture while studying the people and customs of German-speaking countries.
COURSE NOTE: C or better in English recommended
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
German 1 - Semester 2 20653
In German 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the German culture while studying the people and customs of German-speaking countries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
German 2 - Semester 1 10663
In German 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in German 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of German-speaking countries and their cultures.
COURSE NOTE: C or better in English recommended
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
German 2 - Semester 2 20663
In German 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in German 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of German-speaking countries and their cultures.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
History of Criminal Law 02032
This course will examine the history of law and the legal system in America. Emphasis will be placed on famous criminal law trials and landmark Supreme Court cases. In addition, students will learn about rights during an arrest, steps in a trial, and the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. Students will have the opportunity to learn about criminal law through various teaching strategies including classroom discussions, videotapes, and mock trials. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Interior Design / CAD (Troy High) - Semester 1 17283
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of architecture and space planning and interior decorating. Students will learn the elements of design necessary to design and decorate an office, residential and industrial spaces. Students will use Auto CAD as a tool for design. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Interior Design / CAD (Troy High) - Semester 2 27283
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of architecture and space planning and interior decorating. Students will learn the elements of design necessary to design and decorate an office, residential and industrial spaces. Students will use Auto CAD as a tool for design. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Intermediate Tennis - Lifetime Sports & Fitness 07932
This course is designed for the serious tennis player who already can perform forehand and backhand ground strokes and the overhead serve. Singles and doubles matches will be emphasized, along with advanced court strategies. Lifetime sports will be taught during the time the class is indoors. Retake
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Intermediate Tumbling & Gymnastics / Fitness 08022
Experience in all gymnastics events plus front and back walkovers. This course will include work in all gymnastics events at a more advanced level than beginning gymnastics. The student should have a strong interest in gymnastics. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Introduction to Theatre 00402
Characterization, improvisation, and pantomime will be part of your day in Introduction to Theatre. We will also explore stage movement, role-playing, theatre language, and short scenes. A memorized scene will be performed at the end of the semester. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Japanese 1 - Semester 1 10823
The student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Japanese culture while studying the people and customs of Japan.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Japanese 1 - Semester 2 20823
The student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Japanese culture while studying the people and customs of Japan.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Japanese 2 - Semester 1 10833
The student will be reacquainted with skills learned in Japanese 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of Japan and its culture.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Japanese 2 - Semester 2 20833
The student will be reacquainted with skills learned in Japanese 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of Japan and its culture.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Learning to Swim 07942
This course is designed for students who have a fear of water and need more individual attention in developing swimming skills. This course is not designed for the student’s continuation of beginning swimming skills.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Lettering & Calligraphy 06362
This course will present methods in lettering whereby skills can be perfected and the knowledge of letter forms mastered. The development of elegant handwriting, composition, and design skills is explored through a series of applied projects, such as certificates, posters, and greeting cards. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Lifeguarding and Lifetime Sports & Fitness 08072
The student will be given the opportunity to learn and perform swimming rescues, CPR, and first aid so that he/she may be certified as a Red Cross lifeguard. It is necessary that the student has strong swimming skills. A preliminary swim test will be given. ***Must be 15 years of age. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Marketing 05222
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course is a prerequisite for Marketing Lab (School Store). Students are introduced to basic marketing, principles of economics, sales, cash handling, management, promotion, human relations, and merchandising. See Marketing Co-op course description for possible co-op credit. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Media (Athens) 00292
Students will study the histories of radio, television, magazines and newspapers. They will learn the influence of media and how it operates in America. Writing and speaking skill development will be stressed as it relates to the exciting world of communication. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Media Center Services 08492
This course is designed to introduce the student to print and non-print materials, the organization of the media center, and the use of databases. Students will help maintain and organize library equipment and materials. They will also assist staff and students in locating and checking out materials. ***Approval of media specialist required. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Mental Health 02112
Students will study the various major emotional and mental illnesses with a focus on adaptive and maladaptive coping mechanisms. Topics include stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and codependency, anger, domestic violence, social psychology with topics including group behavior, cult formation, conformity and obedience, attitude formation and prejudice. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Mixed Chorus - Semester 1 16123
This is a beginning course for students with middle or high school choral experience or for those students wishing to gain the experience. Basic fundamentals of singing are stressed, and performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Mixed Chorus - Semester 2 26123
This is a beginning course for students with middle or high school choral experience or for those students wishing to gain the experience. Basic fundamentals of singing are stressed, and performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Personal Communication 00352
This course is designed to involve students in the study of communication. Students will explore interpersonal communication, nonverbal/verbal communication, listening and speaking skills. This class combines the psychology of communication with the practice of a variety of communication skills. Students will participate in small and large group activities as well as individual presentations of the various skills. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Personal Living 07252
This course deals with the individual and the relationship with others. The course deals with basic human needs such as: self-awareness; coping; interpersonal relationships, roles, marriage; human sexuality; preparation for single living--food, clothing, shelter, money, health; and maximizing human potential--growth and achievement. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Personal Money Management (Troy High) 07272
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This class helps students develop skills in consumer spending, from actual purchases to managing finances to understanding the role of the consumer in the marketplace. Areas covered will include: your consumer behavior-values, decision-making; managing finances; being an informed consumer-ads, advertising, getting information, planning a purchase, and complaining; purchase of basic necessities-food, clothing, health, grooming; purchase of big-ticket items-transportation, shelter, home furnishings, appliances; purchase of services-health, life insurance, legal services, personal services, leisure; and your role in the marketplace-economic system, effect on consumer. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 1 (Athens) 07112
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course if offered for the amateur photography enthusiast. It is an introductory course including theory and studio work, each relating to all phases of camera uses, digital imaging, and photographic processing. Basic digital photography skills and techniques will be introduced from an art perspective.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 2 (Athens) 07132
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course is designed for the student who is serious about advance photographic techniques. It will provide the student with a sound working knowledge of camera modes and functions. The course covers and refines Photoshop skills and techniques essential for professional photographic work. Students produce final projects suitable for presentation, home display, and contest entries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Sculpture 06292
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional work using a variety of materials such as metal, wood, plaster, and clay. Students retaking the course will be able to choose more individual direction in their work. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Spanish 1 - Semester 1 10693
In Spanish 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Spanish culture while studying the people and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.
COURSE NOTE: C or better in English recommended
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Spanish 1 - Semester 2 20693
In Spanish 1, the student will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the Spanish culture while studying the people and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Spanish 2 - Semester 1 10703
In Spanish 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in Spanish 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Spanish 2 - Semester 2 20703
In Spanish 2, the student will be reacquainted with skills learned in Spanish 1 through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. The student will continue to attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language will be presented within the context of Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Speech 1 00392
The class is designed to provide an opportunity for students to become comfortable in a variety of speaking situations by developing speaking and discussion techniques. The students will explore small group and large group discussion, informative, broadcasting, sales and persuasive speaking styles. It is especially recommended for students interested in careers in law, politics, education, and broadcasting. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Speech 2 00142
This course is designed for potentially advanced public speakers. Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of speaking styles including PowerPoint presentations, original oratory, persuasive and informative speaking. Speech outlines will be assigned on the material being studied. Emphasis is on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, delivery style, and a concentrated study to fine tune speaker delivery. ***Prerequisite required or teacher recommendation. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Spring Team Sports & Fitness (Female) 08002
This course will give the student the opportunity to participate in sports such as softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, aerobics, and physical fitness. Games and tournaments will take place during the semester. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Stitchery (Troy High) 07372
Create a variety of textures with yarn, including crewel, needlepoint, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Learn to block and finish items. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 1 16003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 2 26003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Theatre II 00412
There are many activities involved in play production. This class will explore set design, lighting, costuming, make-up, directing, and acting at an advanced level. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. ***Prerequisite required or teacher approval. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Treble Choir - Semester 1 16113
This is a choir for girls with some previous choral experience and training. Sight-reading and other advanced singing techniques are stressed. A performance is given each semester. Special vocal ensembles are selected from the members. Performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Treble Choir - Semester 2 26113
This is a choir for girls with some previous choral experience and training. Sight-reading and other advanced singing techniques are stressed. A performance is given each semester. Special vocal ensembles are selected from the members. Performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Web Page Creation 1 05272
The student will learn software that is currently available to produce and publish web pages on the Internet. These programs will enable the student to create and manage web pages. The topics that will be covered include basic web concepts, terminology, web page design, file formats, e-commerce, web browsing techniques, introduction to site development, markup language development, XHTML coding, brief introduction to networking, TCP/IP suite, and introduction to Web 2.0. Students will also learn how different techniques learned in the class can be applied in a “mock” business setting. Students will have the opportunity to develop websites for business purposes. Students should have basic computer skills to take this course. Software that is utilized for this class includes the CS3 suite and other various programs. ***Average or higher GPA recommended. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Web Page Creation 2 05282
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
The student who has mastered Web Page Creation 1 and wants to learn advanced web page creation and project management techniques will learn about frames, databases, and web search engines, Internet services and tools, Internet security, IT project management, advanced XHTML coding, GUI HTML editors,
advanced web techniques, network security and IT career opportunities, internetworking servers, hardware and operating system maintenance. Students will also learn advanced website development techniques where they will be creating a website for a company and develop skills with web development, site architecture, project management, troubleshooting, and customer service. Students will learn how different techniques learned in the class can be applied in a business setting. Software that is utilized for this class includes the CS3 suite and other various programs. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Weight Training and Aerobics - Fall 07922
This course is designed for the student wishing to achieve optimum cardiovascular fitness via strength and flexibility exercise. Class emphasis will focus on group aerobic activities including but not limited to walking, jumping rope, jogging, running, stair climbing, and stationary biking and may also include circuit strength training, swimming, and a standardized fitness test. This course is not recommended for students with medical limitations. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Weight Training and Aerobics - Spring 07912
This course is designed for the student wishing to achieve optimum cardiovascular fitness via strength and flexibility exercise. Class emphasis will focus on group aerobic activities including but not limited to walking, jumping rope, jogging, running, stair climbing, and stationary biking and may also include circuit strength training, swimming, and a standardized fitness test. This course is not recommended for students with medical limitations. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Woods 1 - Semester 1 17133
Woods 1 is a class designed to introduce students to the designing, drawing, and manufacturing of both required and personal projects using different types of materials, tools, and construction techniques. Students will learn how to use and safely operate hand tools, power tools, and machine power tools. Projects will be manufactured according to specific drawings and plans provided by the instructor as well as drawings and plans designed by the students. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Woods 1 - Semester 2 27133
Woods 1 is a class designed to introduce students to the designing, drawing, and manufacturing of both required and personal projects using different types of materials, tools, and construction techniques. Students will learn how to use and safely operate hand tools, power tools, and machine power tools. Projects will be manufactured according to specific drawings and plans provided by the instructor as well as drawings and plans designed by the students. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Wrestling/Conditioning & Lifetime Sports/Fitness 08032
This course will include the basic fundamentals of wrestling rules and regulations. Students will also have the opportunity to use the weight machine. Students will also participate in lifetime activities and sports which may include walking, jogging, table tennis, and volleyball. Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Writing for Publication: Journalism (Athens) 00272
This course is for the student who likes to write. Students will be taught the techniques of news writing and will be expected to research, report, and write news, feature, interview, review, and editorial articles. Students will arrange and conduct interviews inside and outside of school. They will also become proficient with copy editing symbols, lead writing, and headlines. This course explores the dynamics behind the expression of “power of the press” and examines press history, rights, and responsibilities. This course will briefly cover advertising, photojournalism, and desktop publishing. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Youth Theatre 00162
Youth Theatre is a performance-based class. Improvisation is taken to a new level in this class. Youth Theatre will give you the opportunity to perform children’s plays for elementary school students. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. ***Prerequisite required or teacher approval. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12